The physical realm is sometimes referred to as the material or “Newtonian” realm of existence. When your perception is conﬁned to the range your senses normally provide, you believe that the world is matter, that reality is material, and that understanding material reality means understanding everything about life. You assume that everything works and can be explained by the laws of Newtonian physics.
The Physical Realm focuses on the linear and mechanical world of cause and effect. It is the foundation around which our cities are built, our vehicles run, and water is pumped into our homes. It relates to our purely physical being—our arms and legs, our internal organs, our toenails—and is at the heart of most modern western medicine and technology, yet, this Newtonian world is limiting—it doesn’t account for quantum physics—such things as paradox, freedom through imagination, or the unpredictable.
Healing on the level of the physical realm essentially involves ﬁxing something. Perhaps a knee joint is out of alignment and needs to be straightened. Perhaps there is a chemical imbalance that needs correction. The physical realm involves viewing the body as a machine that needs ﬁxing.