Spirituality and Health

Spirituality and Health: Getting to the Soul of the Matter

“With all that science, can you tell me how light enters the soul?”
~Henry David Thoreau

Not long ago I was walking through the aisles in the automotive department at our local Wal Mart when a soft-spoken voice caught my attention.  “Dr. Pettus, do you remember me?”  I guessed this gentleman to be in his mid-forties.  He was thin, walked with a slight limp, and had a warm glimmer in his eyes. I noticed he was wearing hearing aids and as he reached out to shake my hand I noticed a scar on his forearm.  This was the familiar scar of a dialysis shunt used to treat individuals whose kidneys have failed.  In a moment, it all came back.  “Mr. B”, I replied, “It is great to see you. It has been some time since our paths last crossed.” Continue reading