Rodrigo "Rod" Bravo
Rod's Aura courtesy of Auraology
By the time I began my college studies in Neuroscience & Psychology at Harvard University, I had already been heavily immersed in the world of illness and "dis-ease" for over a decade.
My body began giving me opportunities to heal and overcome myself when I was 7. My kidneys didn't function properly and when I was 10, doctors told me that I probably wouldn't live as long as everyone else. As I grew up, more opportunities arose. One year at Harvard, they quarantined me because I had an inexplicable, Ebola--looking illness that hit me every year from 2012-2018 only around October, like clockwork. Years later, I bled out of my lower GI tract for 15 months and lived in pain. There's a lot more, but you get the point. Pills, surgeries, specialists, prescriptions, diet/sleep/stress modification, money thrown at the problem. Nothing cured me.
No doctor I met could help me. Deep within, however, I held a knowing I would figure this out.
I turned to meditation and I read - a lot. Then Reiki, the human biofield, and bioenergetics. Then hypnosis, Qi Gong, breathwork, the Silva Method, PNI (psychoneuroimmunology), quantum biology. Then HeartMath, the Morter Institute, IONS, the Mind Body Medicine Institute, DOPS at UVA School of Medicine - - - and many other methods and schools of thought outside the scope of mainstream science and medicine. I built community with others like me, and later found even more who see the world like I do, but through technology like qEEG, HRV, fMRI, and biomedical devices.
It was not long before I I mastered the ability to explore my subconcious and unconscious minds thanks to the life-changing teachings of a Yale & Columbia University educated physician, Dr. Brian Weiss. The process of remembering and integrating key emotional lessons deep within myself resolved my issues within hours on multiple occasions, after years of pain and discomfort. I now teach and perform this type of work on others, and a critical lesson I've learned is that different bodies respond to different forms of medicine depending on where they are along their path - and for what ailed me, I had found my medicine. Later after I started medical school, "American's Healer" James Roach MD taught me that I likely have a genetic variation for what he has dubbed the "God Gene", offering a scientific explanation as to why I am able to tap in and heal so easily in the way that I do (thanks to epigenetics, we now know we can turn it on for anyone). I found community among other patients but also world-class MDs, PhDs, healers, researchers, artists, and thought leaders from the Ivy League and far beyond who have had experiences like mine in varying degrees.
I love to share, so here I go:
I believe that 100% of humans have a capacity for rich, extrasensorial, enlightening experiences.
I believe that the richest healing happens as a byproduct of revealing our magnifience and waking the healer within.
Looking back, what had been required of me to get better was an open mind and genuine commitment. What some call the placebo effect I call the result of willful intention. Volition is something we are all born with the capacity to do and is something I ask all my clients, students, and future patients to bear in mind when working with me.
As a child, I simply didn't have the language and tools to make the magic happen. Studying ancient sciences, cultures, and schools of philosophy, however, taught me that my experience isn't magic, or even "spontaneous remission" as it has been called repeatedly. What I do, frankly, is a process. One full with physics and medicine in the purest sense.
It's what Tesla, Einstein, Chopra and all the greats say:
Everything is energy & frequency.
We are "holons" of consciousness, a Greek term used to understand that we are each a perfectly whole being that is simultaneously, unfathomably linked to one other, that then links to God/Buddha/Gaia/Higher Self/the Divine/Source/the All/Universal Intelligence - whatever term you feel safest using. When we recognize this divine connection to our deepest selves, to our souls' immortality, and to the true nature of existence, everything - healing of all kinds (not just medical) - becomes possible. Quantum biologists and physicists are slowly uncovering the truths underlying concepts like photonic superposition, quantum entanglement, and string theory, and it is my life's joy to bring this knowledge to the medical establishment through hard science, medicine, and spirituality as a healer, teacher, scholar, and physician-entrepreneur in training.
My studies and inner journeys led me to develop an extraordinary connection to my mind, body, and deeper self and allows me to engage with the world in a way I wish everyone could experience. My scientific background is rigorous, and yet I was never taught things that most doctors and scientists can't even imagine about the body's amazing and miraculous way of healing itself. I learned through 20+ years of brutal personal experience, and am lucky to say I am a living case study of interest to many.
I do want to highlight that doctors and scientists are not entirely wrong, and healers like me are not entirely right. There is an imperative need and use for inventions like drugs, vaccines, and medical technology in the world, equal to how there is a time and place to use the modalities my body enjoys. Some patients swear by one method or another, but read:
each individual's body is different and each deserves personalized treatment.
The key to our collective evolution is finding the sweet blend of modalities and belief systems that will allow us to accomplish all kinds of healing:
personal + interpersonal + societal + global
Much the same way I found vibrant health, success, and love with life, I am now fulfilled by helping others do the same.