It turns out that dogs can be trained to identify an imminent diabetic reaction in an individual, or to determine the presence of cancer. If we reflect on the implications of this for a moment, it becomes clear that there are indications that can be picked up by the dog’s senses, even if most (or even all) human beings are unaware of these things. It could be a frequency or vibration, it could be a scent that emanates, or some other subtle sensory stimuli perceptible to the dog. If a human being were able to extend his power of perception, or at least become sensitive enough to pick up and understand what is being perceived on a subtle level, then such things would become possible to the human being as well. Some individuals report that they can tell someone who is stricken with the flu by a greenish cast that they give off!

Recently we reviewed an experiment conducted on mice who were subjected to the vibrations of cancerous mice and who subsequently developed tumours,and then, were subjected to the vibrations of healthy mice and the tumours regressed.

There is a constant play of vibrations that impact the mind, the vital envelope, or aura, and the physical frame of the body. We simply fail to see the subtle signals or energies either because they vibrate outside our range of perception, or because we are not trained, and receptive or quiet enough to take cognizance of them.

As individuals become receptive and aware of these vibratory patterns acting upon them, they can also take steps to reject or eliminate their ability to negatively impact the body and its equilibrium. In some cases, individuals who are sensitive and who have developed the power to focus their own energies to counteract the vibrations, can heal themselves and others. The healing powers of Jesus, for instance, represented such an energetic power. This power is not, however, unique, but something that healers, shaman, and doctors have cultivated world-wide. Many individuals turn to prayer, faith or reliance on their chosen deity or guru to call for aid in their adversity. In his Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda described an illness and recovery facilitated by faith in the Guru. The connection to the guru and the guru’s vibratory pattern was able to eliminate the vibrations caused by the disease condition.

An interesting report came from an individual who was suffering from extreme dysentery during a stay in India some years ago. He inquired about a doctor and was told to definitely visit a particular homeopathic doctor. That doctor asked all kinds of questions about whether he preferred hot or cold showers, and other seemingly irrelevant things. He then gave the individual some homeopathic pellets as a prescription with the statement, that the extreme motions of the bowels would cease within about 15 minutes! It would still take time to heal the body from the bleeding that had been caused, but the immediate cause of the physical harm to the body would be ended. Homeopathic medicine works on an energetic level, with no ‘measurable’ active ingredient the way Western medicine views things, so the only possible explanations were that the subtle vibrations of the homeopathic remedies actually supported the body, or else, the healing power exuded by the doctor was able to act on the patient, or the patient was simply convinced to heal, or some combination of the above factors. One way or the other, the disease condition was brought to an immediate halt as a result of that visit.

A disciple asks: “When Sri Aurobindo says that illness comes from outside, what exactly is it that comes?”

The Mother responds: “It is a kind of vibration made up of a mental suggestion, a vital force of disorder and certain physical elements which are the materialisation of the mental suggestion and the vital vibration. And these physical elements can be what we have agreed to call germs, microbes, this and that and many other things.”

“It may be accompanied by a sensation, may be accompanied by a taste, also by a smell, if one has very developed subtle senses. There are these formations of illness which give a special taste in the air, a special smell or a slight special sensation.”

“People have many senses which are asleep. They are terribly tamasic. If all the senses they possess were awake, there are many things they would perceive, which can just pass by without anyone suspecting anything.”

“For example, many people have a certain kind of influenza at the moment. It is very wide-spread. Well, when it comes close, it has a special taste, a special smell, and it brings you a certain contact (naturally not like a blow), something a little more subtle, a certain contact, exactly as when you pass your hand over something, backwards over some material… You have never done that? The material has a grain, you know; when you pass your hand in the right direction or when you pass it like this (gesture), well, it makes you… it is something that passes over your skin, like this, backwards. But naturally, I can tell you, it doesn’t come like a staggering blow. It is very subtle but very clear. So if you see that, you can very easily…”

“Besides, there is always a way of isolating oneself by an atmosphere of protection, if one knows how to have an extremely quiet vibration, so quiet that it makes almost a kind of wall around you. — But all the time, all the time one is vibrating in response to vibrations which come from outside. If you become aware of this, all the time there is something which does this (gesture), like this, like this, like this (gestures), which responds to all the vibrations coming from outside. You are never in an absolutely quiet atmosphere which emanates from you, that is, which comes from inside outward (not something which comes from outside within), something which is like an envelope around you, very quiet, like this — and you can go anywhere at all and these vibrations which come from outside do not begin to do this (gesture) around your atmosphere.”

Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, The Hidden Forces of Life, Ch. 3 Hidden Forces Around, pp. 75-77

Author's Bio: 

Santosh has been studying Sri Aurobindo's writings since 1971 and has a daily blog at and podcast located at
He is author of 20 books and is editor-in-chief at Lotus Press. He is president of Institute for Wholistic Education, a non-profit focused on integrating spirituality into daily life.
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