“We can be like a honey bee, gathering nectar that is good from others: we can of course be seeking guidance from guides like Jesus Christ, Buddha, Krishna and Mohammed; but let us make from it our own unique honey.”
-Dr. Rajiv Parti
Following a near death experience (NDE) in 2010, I was given my life back specifically so that I could help others suffering from chronic pain, addiction and depression. The insights gained from my NDE have propelled me to start writing, coaching and offering seminars on spiritual wellness. As both a pain management specialist who prescribed pain medication as a healing solution and as a patient who has seen the havoc they wreak on the mind and body, I encourage people to explore healing through non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive therapies. As an advocate for a consciousness-based approach to healing, I espouse systems that promote an individual’s connection to the Higher Consciousness.
My core message is Forgive, Love and Heal and I have started by applying these teaching in my own life first: instead of sweeping my dark shadows and failings under a rug, I share them openly. Only by recognizing and accepting these parts of me can they become an impetus for true change and healing. It is my firm conviction that one cannot achieve total wellness or sustained health without understanding that there is a dimension to wellness that comes from beyond the physical care of the body.
Rajiv Parti M.D. is a world-renowned specialist in pain management with over 30 years practicing clinical experience and founder of the Pain Management Institute of California, which, under his direction has served thousands of patients for acute and chronic pain relief.
In 2005 Dr. Parti personally encountered the first of a series of health challenges that led him to explore non-traditional evidence based complementary and alternative medicine. His study, exposure and experience in this field has led him to formulate an integrative approach to total wellness, especially pain management, stress and depression: the best and most practical applications of both modern medicine and the medical care charted in the ancient wisdom traditions of India and the East. His discovery of Ayurveda and his subsequent education, training and personal practice of it have given him the rigorous academic and scientific qualification that he was trained to look for as an allopathic doctor.
Dr. Parti has worked with, been in dialogue with and met with some of the world’s most esteemed researchers from Harvard, UCSD, Berkeley, Scripps Integrative in the fields of psychiatry, neuroscience, sleep medicine and pain management who are advocating the use of meditation, yoga and mantra (sound healing), and mandala (color therapy) for modern disorders.
In 2008, as a busy practicing cardiac-anesthesiologist and Chief of Anesthesiology at Heart Hospital in Bakersfield, California and enjoying life with his family—everything was turned upside down following a diagnoses of prostate cancer. Enduring seven surgeries and ensuing complications over the next two years, Dr. Parti was gifted with a near death experience that showed him his true purpose in this lifetime.
“Now it is time to be healer of the soul, especially of the diseases of soul, of the energy body, addiction, depression, chronic pain and cancer.”
The awareness that he was being given his life back specifically so that he could write and speak with the specific intent to help others suffering from chronic pain, addiction and depression profoundly changed Dr. Parti’s entire outlook and propelled him to start writing and giving seminars on spiritual wellness.
In October 2012, twenty-two months after his visit to the ‘other’ side, Dr. Parti published his first full-length book on the topic of spiritual healing, The Soul of Wellness, available on Amazon.com. As well, Dr. Parti has been working with his colleagues at The Pain Management Institute of California researching the effects of meditation and yoga on narcotic requirement for pain management.
As Dr. Parti’s awareness shifts more and more towards its newly directed purpose, he accepts that he was put back on earth on a Divine path, and that his job is to follow that path faithfully and with trust. Although the future is still being formed, he feels no fear; he knows he is not alone. In his former life, he used to put people to sleep. Now he wakes them up. And he has woken up too.
Update: As the full extent of life changes continue to unfold, Rajiv is well on his way to fulfilling his newly realized mission of helping as many people as possible seeking spiritual transformation and healing. He now has two books published and another on the way, as well, through speaking opportunities, Rajiv has been reaching out to communities across the U.S. and abroad sharing his message of Forgive, Love, Heal.