"Nothing is more important than that you feel good. When you feel good, you can create not only your ideal physical condition but everything else you desire in life." – Abraham-Hicks
If you're anything like me, you've been dieting most of your life, ie, trying to deprive yourself of the foods you love and trying to ignore your body's hunger signs. I started dieting at age 15. My boyfriend, Herbie, and I would go to a drive-in and he would order a cheeseburger, fries and a chocolate malt – the Standard American Diet for a teenager. I would order a diet soda. Now, Herbie, being a 16-year old boy had no concerns about getting fat and simply enjoyed his food. Can you imagine? He enjoyed his food – what a concept! He had not been taught to equate being thin with self-worth and love and beauty as I had. As I look back now, I realize that I was gaining weight because I was so worried about gaining weight.
My weight loss journey was a long and winding road through high protein / low carb diets to vegan to fasting and finally to two years eating only uncooked organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. As a Raw Foodist, I did not eat anything that had been heated above 115 degrees, believing that cooked food was poison. You can imagine what this belief did to my social life!
Shortly after discovering the Law of Attraction, I GOT IT! With an understanding of LOA, I was able to break out of the Cause & Effect Prison – the prison of believing that "if I eat this, then this will happen." I realized that cause and effect happens in the mind. If I believe that certain foods will make me fat or cause health problems, then they will. With this realization, I felt fully empowered to make choices about food based on what I like to eat, what makes me FEEL GOOD, and what brings me joy. With this epiphany, I was free. I then clearly understand the quote from Hamlet that "there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." I then clearly understood that it's not the food. It's what I THINK about the food.
Now I eat what I want, when I want, and as much as I want and I ENJOY FOOD. So many people have lost their ability to enjoy food – the most natural thing in the world. So many people eat what they think they're supposed to eat whether they like it or not. And when they fall off the wagon and indulge in the chocolate cake, they can not even enjoy it because they feel guilty and afraid of the repercussions. Ahhh! Stop the madness!
My husband's grandmother lived to 104 eating greasy pork chops, smoking cigars and drinking whiskey. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step. On his 100th birthday, his only physical complaint was a little arthritis in one thumb. Jonah did not know about the Law of Attraction, but he knew the importance of feeling good and he did what felt right to him.
FEELING GOOD is the most important thing. With high vibrational feelings such as love, joy and appreciation, you manifest your dreams. With low vibrational feelings such as fear, shame and unworthiness, you manifest your nightmares. I know this can be a tough concept since we've been told all our lives that it's about calories and exercise. However, when we feel good and eat from a state of joy, we are in a high vibration and we are, therefore, a match to everything we desire. I am so thrilled now to go out and eat pizza, beer, and ice cream in a state of joy and find that I have actually lost a pound the next morning.
This is what I know for sure: If I eat in a high vibration of feeling good, I am a match to my ideal body and it will appear. If I eat in a low vibration of feeling bad or eat to stuff down unpleaseless emotions, I am a match to the body I do not want and I will gain weight.