Dr. Clint Rogers is currently CEO of Wisdom of the World Wellness, LLC. Below is the full transcript of the TEDx Talk he gave at TEDxWilmington titled: Ancient Secrets of a Master Healer: Deeper Healing Solutions.
TEDx Talk Transcript:
It is so fun to be at TEDx.
All right. So I want your participation in this talk, because I believe that the things that we’re going to share together now may end up changing your life and maybe even save it one day.
So first, how many of you have ever noticed that you only really start to value things in your life when you’re faced with them being gone?
There’s a funny quote that says:
“Most of us use our lives spending money we don’t have, to buy things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t even like.”
So What is Wisdom?
One definition, as a University researcher and current CEO of an organization called Wisdom of the World, I’ve seen a lot of definitions of wisdom. One that I really like is this:
“Wisdom is learning to value the things you have while you have them.”
So most of my life I haven’t done this. I’ve wanted things that I don’t have, or wanted to be someone that I’m not. So there’s a lot of suffering.
Then I met this master healer from the Himalayas who initially I was very skeptical of but he introduced me to an ancient science that totally transformed my capacity to value my life and the things in it.
I want to share with you three experiences early on with him, I think, can benefit you. And then with three questions I want you to answer that I think can change your life forever.
So first, experience.
How many of you have had an experience where you’ve been with someone that you love and they’ve been struggling with some challenge or problem, some pain; you wanted to help them and you didn’t know how?
So for me, that was my dad. I remember the day that he called me on the phone and said he needed to meet in his office. I knew something was wrong.
When I went to his office, I sat in the chair in front of his desk. And he sat in the chair to the side looking at the floor in silence for what seemed like a long time.
Finally when he lifted his eyes, he looked at me and said, “Clint, I haven’t told your mother and I haven’t told your brothers or sisters. But I don’t even know if I’m going to live through this week. And I just want someone to know where the loose ends are so your mother doesn’t have to worry about it.”
I remember that feeling like life punched me in the gut. Anything else that was important just faded away.
And I said, “What’s happening?”
He told me that he had been seeing four very competent caring doctors on twelve medications. But that two of them said we don’t know what else to do to help you.
Basically in desperation I told him that through Wisdom of the World, I had met this master healer from the Himalayas that claims that just from touching your posts, I don’t know how it works, that he can know what’s happening in your body and then what’s wrong and how to help you.
That his name is Dr. Pankaj Naram. He’s helped people like Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, that the secrets — the ancient healing secrets are recorded on these Sanskrit Scrolls in ancient texts have been passed down master to student for thousands of years. Each of the Masters living well over a hundred.
Well I might as well have been speaking a foreign language because my dad did not look interested. And I don’t blame him; it was so outside my own realm of reality that I didn’t see how this was possible.
But I was desperate. So I pushed the issue. I said for Father’s Day, I’m flying you to see this master healer. My dad forced a smile for me and said well at least it can’t hurt.
Well I remember when he got off the plane, he was walking in so much pain he had to have someone on each side carrying him. We got to the location. At the time Dr. Naram was traveling around Europe and U.S. and Canada. It was packed full of people more than 50, 60 people already there and we’re seeing people go in and out in minutes.
My dad’s looking at his list of medications and saying I can’t even read it in that amount of time: why are we here?
And I remember when his name was called watching him very slowly walk, hunched over in pain, suffering and go in the door and it shut behind him. I waited very anxiously on the other side.
When the door opened again minutes later, I saw him walking straighter and he had different look in his eyes.
I said, “Dad, what happened?”
He said, “I don’t know how to explain it. I didn’t tell him anything but he just felt my wrist and in seconds he started telling me what my problem was.” He says “even if my four doctors were in the same room which never happens, I don’t think they could have described as accurately what’s happening in my body and my mind and my emotions.”
Well after this initial experience with my dad, I became very interested and what is this ancient science?
I began studying and I came across during this time a brilliant German professor – professor from Germany by the name of Dr. Ludwig Max Fischer who spent years of his life studying distinctions between Western medicine and lots of these forms of ancient healing.
Just one of the points he shares is that in the West we often focus on everything like it’s a fight. We want to fight cancer, fight bacteria. We want to kill the pain. He says, but in the ancient healing they look at things in terms of balance and purification.
The way Doctor Naram explained it to me is this. He says, “In your body is a microcosm of the macrocosm — all the elements that exist in nature also exist in you. So when he feels your post, he knows the vata or wind energy, pitta or fire energy and kapha or water and earth energy, based on which one jumps the strongest and the pattern of the jump and he knows where’s the imbalance, where’s the blocks and then can predict with astounding accuracy, the problems that you’re facing physically, mentally and emotionally.
Well, my dad — then they have six instruments basically in this ancient science how to help you remove the blocks and rebalance your system.
One of them is just knowing what to eat and what not to eat.
Second is, because it’s a deep healing, it’s not superficial, pushing down symptoms. Sometimes it requires discipline and patience and a lifestyle change.
Third is home remedies from your own kitchen or herbs from the earth — panchakarma or hasta Karma. If you haven’t heard of it look it up on Google.
Then, marma — understanding what are the subtle energy points in the body that when you press them remove blocks and help rebalance the system.
Well my dad disciplined himself, changed his diet, took herbs we never heard of before.