Healthy Responsibility

Do not be fooled by any temporary state of health or disease that’s expressed through the body. 
Whether the phenomenal body appears vibrant and strong or sick and frail, you need not be proud or bothered. 
Body is of the world, and the world is only a dream. It says absolutely nothing about you. 
Any so called healer, family member or friend who pretends that you or they have personal power over your state of health or dis-ease is really ego looking for somewhere to place guilt. 
Bless the messenger, but Don’t fall for it! Any attempt to take personal responsibility for the body’s state of health or disease is arrogance, which ultimately glorifies guilt and multiplies suffering. 
Your only responsibility is for the choice you are given in this instant to worship the mind as the body’s saving grace, or to acknowledge the reality that’s aware of both mind and body. 
Thank you for the unchanging formlessness that you be! I love you!

Destroyer of Dreams

States of health and disease occur to individuals living in a dream world.
Yet the dreamer itself is not an individual, but mind operating under a concept of fear. 
States of physical health and disease alike occur to apparent people being made to play out delusional states of mind.  
No one is responsible for any state of mind, and no cure for the changing states will ever be available within the dream. 
But no matter what happens to and through individuals in the dream, the fact remains that nothing of the dream, including the individuals themselves are real. 
Individual characters in the dream are driven to want health and to avoid disease….which is perfectly natural and intelligent in its design to drive mental energies toward survival…even though individual death is inevitable. 
Indeed, it is only through individual experience that apperception of truth within a dream world can happen.  
Once said apperception happens, feeling sensations such as anger, frustration, pride, fear, hope, love etc. are no longer resisted or pursued with self aggrandizing thought….
…and thus illusions of a suffering world are released by the frequency of pure Love as it’s projected through the individual mind-body.
Through grace and presence to the truth, the dream world is to be destroyed…basically erasing the need for illusions that deny eternal life. 
Thank you for being the destroyer of dreams! I love you!!

Healing from Suffering

The greedy mind has convinced the general population that they need one or several products or procedures in order to be healed and avoid suffering. In truth no product can ever heal anyone, and emotional dependence on products is suffering itself…which leads to more suffering.

Every experience of healing is really transformation of the perception…which is a gift of Divine grace. The material reasons for healing are only an illusion, and as long as illusions are taken as true, dis-ease multiplies, notwithstanding the accomplishment of any physical cure.

As long as there is belief that certain products are necessary in order for healing to occur, the mind’s attraction to many forms of fear is cultivated….which can only intensify and multiply diseased thought entities that roam the mind seeking expression through living beings.

Since I’ve been made aware that the inherent power to heal every form of dis-ease is within, I no longer resist illness or disease. I embrace it with purpose because I know it’s my responsibility to allow real transformation within the collective mind, not merely to cure symptoms.

I understand that many times healing seems to occur through a particular means, but I’m also aware that those means are illusions made to satisfy the rational mind.

In this way, I don’t find myself giving credit to anything but my God source for every instance of healing; and I don’t mind a diseased body because the opportunity to live my purpose in sickness as well as in health is the truth of why I’ve come into physical form.

May every being thrive in the abiding joy that springs out of healed perception.

In love!

Intuitive Eating

I enjoy my food and drink to the fullest, which makes it incredibly healthy and nutritious for my body. Unless I’m concerned about what the mind thinks I *should* or *should not* eat, my body’s intuitive wisdom leads me to enjoy whatever it requires to support vibrant health.

Here’s an article by Ben Hirshberg that does a great job describing what intuitive eating means and gives a summary of some studies done on the subject.

(NaturalNews) Intuitive Eating is a way of consuming food and drink that gets in touch with our body’s natural abilities and instincts. The concept is quite simple: intuitive eaters listen to their body and eat when hungry, drink when thirsty, and eat and drink what their body is telling them it needs.

Do intuitive eaters binge on junk food?

Many people hear this concept and are immediately up in arms. The common objection to Intuitive Eating is that many people crave junk food, and if they listened to their bodies then they would just cram in the candy, chips, and soda.

Fortunately, Intuitive Eating has been researched quite a bit, and the literature shows that binge eating is actually significantly reduced when people practice Intuitive Eating. In one study, a group of women diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder attended eight 90-minute weekly intuitive eating sessions. After the eight sessions were over, over 80 percent of the study participants no longer met the diagnostic criteria for the disorder! In fact, Intuitive Eating is inversely associated with other eating disorders as well, and appears to promote a healthy relationship with food.

Intuitive Eating and the Pleasure Principle

The reason for this seems to be that our body is naturally capable of regulating what we eat and drink. If we eat something that is bad for us, our body will probably not like how the unhealthy food makes us feel, and that dislike will carry over and dissuade us from wanting to eat that same food in the future. This concept, called the Pleasure Principle, was coined by Charles Einstein who hypothesizes that if we just focus on eating things that give us pleasure, we’ll naturally gravitate towards foods that make us feel good in the long-term. The catch is that this can only happen if we don’t interfere psychologically. If we tell ourselves that we can’t eat certain foods, or that we need to eat certain foods, then we are interfering with our body’s natural ability to operate under the Pleasure Principle.

More Intuitive Eating benefits

Intuitive Eating has more benefits than just creating a healthy relationship with food. It has been repeatedly associated with a lower body mass index, likely due to intuitive eaters listening to their satiety signals. Intuitive Eating is also associated with a more positive mood and greater life satisfaction. This could be because intuitive eaters don’t worry about the food they put in their mouths, and are more likely to choose a meal that satiates their true hunger.

Though many discount Intuitive Eating upon first glance, the concept is actually backed up by quite a bit of research. You may want to give Intuitive Eating a try yourself to see if it promotes a positive relationship with food, a greater connection to your satiety signals, and improves your mental outlook.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.intuitiveeating.com/content/studies

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24035461

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23063606

http://www.mindfuleatinghk.com/resources/research-articles

About the author:
Ben Hirshberg is a 21 year old student, author, and entrepreneur who studies the art of living well. Born and bred in Seattle, WA, Ben likes to read, cook, run, travel, and throw convivial parties. Ben has PFT, FNS, and YES certifications through WITS and NASM and is in the process of becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and achieving board certification in Holistic Nutrition by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. He also writes regular columns for Paleo Magazine and is hoping to release several books in 2014.