In order to manifest vibrant health and the body shape you desire and deserve, be aware that your thoughts affect the result much more than your food does.
KEYWORDS: Abraham-Hicks, beliefs, desired body shape, emotions, feelings, healing, law of attraction, philosophy, physical health, psychology, Seth, thoughts, vaccines, vitamins, well-being.
In this article I am focusing on the idea that it is more important to think the right thoughts than to select “the right foods” in order to improve your health with the Law of Attraction.
Note also that it may be helpful to read my article called Master the Law of Attraction in order to get a realistic overview of what the Law of Attraction can offer (if you are not an expert at the Law of Attraction philosophy already).
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
It is very important to understand that our thoughts play a very substantial role in our creation of “physical reality”. And by “physical reality” I mean all objects around us (other people, animals, trees, etc.) as well as everything related to our own physical bodies.
What Role Does Food Play?
At this point one might ask the question: “If our thoughts create our reality (including our bodily health), what part does then food play”? Does eating certain foods affect our bodies more than others?”
The answer is this: Sure, eating certain foods instead of others do affect our bodily health and body shape. But in general, it is much more important to think the right thoughts than to select “the right foods”.
This is confirmed by Seth, who says this (The Nature of Personal Reality, p. 189):
“As physical creatures you will be partially changed by any chemical or element, or food or drug that becomes part of your living system, but those effects will follow the nature of your beliefs.”
So food then affects you in that it becomes assimilated into your system. But the actual changes are not determined by the food (or chemical, or element, or drug, etc.) but by your own thoughts and beliefs.
The Real Work
The real work, then, is not to consult with nutritionists or nutrition data tables to find out which are the right foodstuffs to eat. And the work is also not to select one of the “weight loss” or “healthy” diets available (e.g. the Weight Watchers diet, the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet, the GI method, etc.) and think that that will solve everything.
Rather, the real work is to change our thoughts and beliefs about foods, eating, and our body so that those thoughts will allow our body to do its own thing, without resistance (i.e. without hindrance), or with as little resistance as ever possible.
In other words, we have to find a way to let our health in. We have to learn how to let our body consciousness do its own autonomous magic, without our constant interference.
PART 2: THOUGHTS, FOOD, AND HEALTH
What is the causal relationship (i.e., cause-and-effect relationship) between thoughts, food, and the appearance of better health?
Vitamins and Medical Attention?
Saying that thoughts are much more important than food is not to say that food and nutrition supplements and other physical actions are superfluous. For example, in a discussion about loneliness and depression, Seth says the following (The Nature of Personal Reality, p. 294):
“Vitamins, better food, medical attention, may temporarily rejuvenate the body, but unless you change your beliefs it will quickly become swamped again by your feelings of depression.”
This does not mean that we should avoid taking our vitamins or avoid seeking professional medical attention in case of an emergency. We might definitely use such things to our advantage, if we feel we need to.
For the overall idea is to feel as good as possible, as much of the time as possible. So if you believe that, say, you need a certain vaccine to be “protected” against evil viruses or something, then, by all means, do take that vaccine if you want (unless you are more scared of the vaccine itself, of course). This will, for the moment at least, calm your fears (i.e, raise your vibration, relatively speaking).
Are Purer Foods Better for Your Health?
One common question about food is whether the quality of the food affects one’s physical health.
As the quote above indicates, better quality food (such as, for instance, organic food instead of non-organic food) may make your health better, at least temporarily.
But the crucial point here is this: How much better is it? How much improved will your health be? Will it be very much better, or will it just be 0.001% better?
Here’s what Seth says in The Nature of Personal Reality (p. 231):
“The less contaminated your food, for example, the better off you are, but not if you believe that the body in its wisdom cannot handle the ordinary with which you are provided.”
This sentence is a little strange, because it says that a less contaminated food is better than a contaminated food only if you believe that the food itself (whether contaminated or not) is good for the body.
So in the case of your doubting that the food itself (whether contaminated or not) is good for your body, you are not any better off choosing the less contaminated food over the contaminated one.
That, however, seems odd. For the previous quote clearly indicated that better food “may temporarily rejuvenate the body” (The Nature of Personal Reality, p. 294). So how should we understand this?
What Seth is saying here is this: Even if a less contaminated food is always better for the body than a contaminated food is, the difference it makes in the body is minuscule (or even microscopic) compared to the effect that your beliefs have.
So if you don’t believe that carrots are good for you, then whether you choose organic ones or non-organic ones is irrelevant. Since you don’t believe that carrots are good for you, they will not be good for you, whichever variety you choose.
Therefore, even if the organic carrots still are, say, 0.01 percent better for your body than the non-organic ones, those carrots will still result in bad health overall, since your thoughts and beliefs are what they are.
In other words, the main, and most important, work to be done is to change your beliefs so that you are convinced that carrots in general, regardless of their quality or variety, are very good for your health.
Is Food Unimportant?
So the general idea then is that food is unimportant, as compared to our thoughts and beliefs, as Seth is indicating in The Nature of Personal Reality (p. 231):
“With each ‘triumph’, now . . . he shows himself that beliefs and not food are important, and reinforces his independence and freedom.”
But we must add here that Seth is not saying that it is unimportant to enjoy foods, or that it is unimportant to partake in the process of eating, if you enjoy eating.
Rather, what Seth is saying is this: From the perspective of causality, foods are not important. The type of food, or the quality of the food, is not the main causal factor when it comes to creating vibrant health or a beautiful body.
In other words, from the viewpoint of causality, our food choices are basically irrelevant, compared to the power of influence of our thoughts and beliefs.
This is confirmed by Abraham-Hicks, who say this (Money, and the Law of Attraction, p. 132):
“Your physical wellness is affected much more by your vibrational balance than it is by the things that you put into your body.”
And on that same page they also say this:
“The conditions of your physical body truly are vibrational indicators of the balance of your thoughts–and so when you change your thoughts, the indicators must change, also.”
In other words, the physical health of your body and the shape of your physical body is a true image of what your thoughts about food (and nutrition, etc.) are, and what your thoughts about your body are.
It’s Not Food That Makes You Fat
A slightly different take on the causal non-importance of food comes from Abraham-Hicks, who say this (The Astonishing Power of Emotions, p. 61):
“It is not your action that matters; it is your vibration. It is not your action that makes you fat; it is your vibration. It is not what you are doing that makes the difference; it is how you are feeling about what you are doing.”
These points are very important. Because what Abraham-Hicks here is saying is essentially this (in the context of making you fat):
If you are feeling negative emotion about what you are doing, then it will make you fat.
The crucial idea here is that you can feel, with your emotions, whenever you are doing something that eventually will make you fatter.
And we also know that there is a causal connection between thoughts and emotions. Whenever we think a thought there is a reaction in the form of an emotion. The resulting emotion can be either negative or positive, and in various degrees.
So the philosophies of Abraham-Hicks and Seth match perfectly: We have a thought. That thought produces a feeling in us. And the feeling then indicates whether or not we have to change our original thought (belief).
Here’s an example. Say your belief is this: “Ice cream makes me fat”. So then if you buy yourself an ice cream (i.e., your action), and have no desire putting on weight, how can you feel good eating it? You cannot; you will feel bad eating it.
Therefore, in order to fix this, you have to change your belief (and then also really believe it). It could be something like this: “Ice cream, like any other food, keeps my body in vibrant health and maintains my desired body shape”.
If you would start using this belief instead (and really believe it!), you would feel good eating your ice cream. And you would be in vibrant health with your desired body shape.
The only way to achieve vibrant health is by modifying our beliefs in such a way as to not hinder the operation of our autonomous body consciousness. That way, our body cells are always provided with whatever they need to function in an optimal fashion.
As for food, there is only type: the excellent variety. This reduces our worries and anxieties about which food to choose from a “nutritional” standpoint, whether in the grocery store or in the restaurant.
The only thing left to consider regarding food, then, is whether or not you like eating that food (assuming that you can afford it). If you like the taste of it, buy it. If you don’t, don’t buy it.
And because of this simplified and anxiety-free algorithm for selecting food, we now have both extra time and extra energy to engage in what really counts in regard to our health and well-being: the modification of our beliefs (see Belief Modification).
- Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2007), The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]
- Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2008), Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]
- Roberts, Jane (1994), The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know. A Seth Book. Notes and cover art by Robert F. Butts. Reprint edition. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing; and San Rafael, CA: New World Library. [Link to book]
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