Healing Your War with Food
August 26th, 2008
Allergies to Food
People have recently been asking us about food allergies, and some feel as if they are in a battle with food. What is your personal relationship with food? Do you hear yourself saying things like, “Gosh, there’s hardly any food out there that’s good for me to eat?” If so, then what has happened is that you have gone overboard on judging. When you negatively react to food, what happens is that you are rejecting food. Your body is reacting to all of the negative messages that you are giving it. You might hear or read things and say, “This food isn’t right,” or “That food has a problem.” After hearing all these messages, eventually your body starts saying, “I don’t want these foods at all!” However, you’ve got to eat and face food choices every day, right? If instead, you hold food in a state of joy and a resonance of safety, then the food that you eat is probably not going to damage you.
We’re going to make an example of the one who channels us, because she developed a whole bunch of food allergies, too. She cut this food out, and that food out, and the other food out, and so on. She read about the controversy and judgments given to many different foods. There was so much wrong with so many foods that finally she said, “I’m not going to eat any food that’s controversial. I only want to find foods that are safe for my body.”
Over a period of two to three months she dropped everything out of her diet, until she got down to only raw organic almond butter. Finally, she had found a food that no one complained about or said was a health threat! The problem was that by the time she got down to that point, her body was responding as if she was dying. A body can’t live on raw almond butter forever. The reason her body had not been digesting and assimilating any of the other foods that she had been giving it, was because she held a lot of judgments on those foods. There was a negative association with the foods as they were coming into the body, and her body was reacting and resisting.
Comfort Foods and Guilt
Another reason the body reacts to foods is guilt. Guilt about food is often created by eating food to ignore emotions. People tend to eat their “comfort foods” because those foods create chemistry in the body that compensates for stress and pain. Stress at work? Eat ice cream. Lost a relationship? Head for the chocolate. Resentful over having to get up early in the morning? Go for the coffee and toast with jam. When you eat “comfort foods” instead of feeling your emotions, they become stuck in your “weakest link” places in the body. Certain foods then become associated with these repressed emotions, and trigger resistance from the body. The body responds, “No, not those emotions and that food again!” Furthermore, if you keep eating the mood elevating food, your body eventually runs out of the enzymes used to digest it and stuffs the undigested matter somewhere in the body. The happy feelings that come from comfort food require complicated chemistry that becomes depleted by stress. When this happens, the body, missing chemical links and feeling burdened, gets ill or creates a pain message to force you to deal with the issue and stop eating that food.
Of course, once the comfort food “turns” on the body, most people realize they shouldn’t eat it. They feel guilty every time they have cravings for the “hit” of pleasure that food provides. Unfortunately, your culture is very hung up on guilt over having pleasure. So chances are, if you feel guilty about eating something, your body will reject it and not digest it. You’ll feel worse later. This is the basis of food addictions. When you feel terrible later, your cravings for the happy hit increase. You eat the food again, restarting the cycle of up and down emotional swings.
Death as a Part of Life
Another part of your guilt may be over the production of the food. For example, vegans can feel terribly guilty for eating meat, because they are thinking of the animal cruelty that may have gone into the production of the meat. Do you feel guilty because you have caused creatures to die? In certain traditions it is believed that eating meat brings bad karma - although we wish to add that the karma is created because of the guilt. Plants have feelings too, and people can feel guilty about eating them also. If you take on the guilt of death of what you eat, your body will reject it. Your body doesn’t want to take the energy of death into it. The one who channels us [Ginger] knew a woman who decided that she would only eat that which did not result in the death of any creature. She was left with nuts and fruit. Eating this diet for too long however, she eventually ended up in the hospital on IV. She lost most of her teeth as well.
Our suggestion to you about eating food without feeling guilty is to first recognize that consuming food often causes death in a plant or animal, and that is the way nature is set up on this planet. Acknowledge that you chose to live here. Maybe in the future, all humankind will be able to live a different way, but that time has not yet come. You must come to peace with this. It may help if you forgive yourself and all of humanity for doing what they do – raise, kill, hunt, and eat creatures. Free yourself emotionally from the responsibility of what other people do and how they do it. You will only be free when you stop judging. This doesn’t mean that you must be quiet about issues that are important to you. You could still campaign to end animal cruelty, such as in the poultry industry, for example, as an expression of love about how these animals matters to you.
Receiving Food with Gratitude and Reverence
Accepting food to support your life and body is essential and has to do with the issue of receiving. You can only receive food into your body without resistance and digest it well if it feels “safe” for you. It feels safe when you have no judgments or guilt about it. When you love your body and your body enjoys its physicality, it’s “animalness”, then you will be able to safely eat foods that you have judgments on right now.
If you have issues with food, we suggest that you start healing this by eating foods that most nutritionists consider relatively okay, such as organic vegetables, or organic chicken or fish that’s from cleaner waters. Make some adjustments around what you believe is a complete diet and reasonable for you. Some people align their diet to their blood type, which is a helpful starting point, but not an absolute truth. Every person has a slightly different body with different needs. Find a diet that is pleasant for you, and that you believe is more or less safe for you.
And when you have that food sitting on your plate or in a bowl in front of you, talk to it! See that vegetable and say, “Vegetable, thank you for giving your life for me and my body. Let’s work together for health and happiness. Let me absorb and receive your gift.” If you appreciate your food like that, and if you are grateful for your food, then your food is going to assimilate well. When you release the judgments and the guilts that you hold on food, you will reduce your food allergies, and you won’t have to have to deny yourself foods, or get into a battle or an antagonism with your foods.
For example, when you eat fish, imagine that particular species of fish in your mind. Appreciate its beauty, and say, “Thank you for giving your life for me.” And then choose, “With my love and gratitude, this fish is going to feed my body. I’m going to feel good. This is going to bring me health.” And to the fish you say, “We’re going to work together so that I have a good healthy existence to do my mission in this physical realm.” If you say this as you eat an animal, your gratitude will reverentially honor them for the sacrifices, the pain and the suffering they may have had in their breeding and death processes.
Expressing your gratitude will also energetically clear the food chemistry of pain and fear frequencies the animals may have had as they are slaughtered or hurt, so that you don’t distress your body with that. Remember, you can also help create more humane care for all animals out of love if that feels right for you. All creatures have as one of their major purposes to give their life for the sustenance of others and the planet. For example, one dead deer can support wolves, buzzards, flies and birds feeding on the flies, and ultimately become fertilizer for the soil. An animal’s death supports life and health for those higher on the food chain, such as you. When you eat creatures, you are fulfilling a purpose of their lives. Be grateful that they are on the planet for you. Thank them for their service.
Retraining Your Digestion
We suggest making friends with all the food you eat. Love your food. Say, “I love you. I appreciate you. I welcome you into my body.” End the fear and judgment that you hold about the food you eat. Make your own empowered choice about what you feel is good food for you. Then once you have it on your plate - love it! Bring it into your body with love, and your food will work with you. By doing this, you can reduce a lot of food reaction and resistances, and gain more strength from your diet. By loving and appreciating your food, your body will respond by getting healthier and more balanced. With more love energy, your body can create the right amounts of various hormones it needs to balance your motivations, your emotions, and your moods. When your hormones and emotions are balanced, you can continue on your spiritual path without sabotage and resistance from your body.
Please realize, when you are at war with your food, you are probably at war in other areas of your life too. Your body resists receiving all good things. Your motivations get easily shut down, and you run too much fear. If you see your reality as an overwhelming challenge and yourself as a victim, this creates too much cortisol, or stress hormone, in your body. When too much cortisol is circulating in your blood, your organs don’t function well, and this leads to chemical cascades that impact your blood sugar, insulin, cholesterol, weight, and immune system. Your physical vitality and energy diminishes. When that happens, you come full circle and can’t digest your food well, or what is digested doesn’t go to the right place. Then you have problems with your hormones, sleep and energy, which can get worse and worse. The physical plane becomes more and more unpleasant, which also reduces your joy and love of life.
We suggest that you claim your power, the choice to have a glorious physical life, supported by a healthy body. To start, make peace with your food and love it. Recognize that everything that you love, without judgment about it or you, becomes safer. You can actually love a piece of aluminum and it can become safe for you. What you hate, what you judge, what you fear, creates stress in your body and in your life. Now hear us. We’re not saying go out right away and love McFries, or go and get your old addictive junk food and your Coca Cola or Diet Pepsi and love it. Even though it does work that way, you may not be immediately ready for that. You may not have the focus, the power, and the beliefs that this is true sustaining you. So start with foods that are not your comfort foods. Be patient. You are rebuilding love that has been gone for a while and creating a reality that never before existed!
Once you get the hang of loving your food and creating good digestion, you can then begin to extend that kind of loving relationship to your old favorite addictions. You can try it out, a little bit here and there. And if you truly start loving that food with positive intentions of using it for your health and not for the escape agenda you used it for previously, your body can “learn” to digest it properly. In loving your food, you will end the war and experience peace.
Free of old judgements, with your body at peace, you will have a certain wisdom of discrimination. What your body wants, your body will then dictate to you. It may say, “No, I don’t think I want that macaroni and cheese. I think that salad will feel better. I’d much rather have that salad.” Your body will choose for you. It will choose what makes it sing. Then, rather than having to override it with your judgments, you can listen to your body’s natural wisdom.
And remember, you can do this with any area of your life that’s a troublesome or difficult one for you. Heal it by loving it. Take all the judgments off it and you. In this way you will begin to make peace and enjoy your beautiful life!
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