What is it that causes health and wellbeing?
What is it that restores health and wellbeing when it is lost?
Is it what we do with the body – meaning what we put in, or don’t put in, and whether we exercise it or not?
I have been reminded of these questions by a Facebook friend earlier today.
I had said something in response to a picture of a cake stand loaded with sweet, wheat filled cakes, I think it was,’ Dangerous cakes.’
Well a friend responded, ‘What is wrong with cakes, I am the fittest and healthiest person I know and I love a cake now and then?’
And it set me to thinking. And here are some of my thoughts.
I know the person who asked that leading question, and I know he is very healthy and fit and so on. But I also know his wellbeing arises because of love and joy, a vibrant and varied lifestyle, lots of refreshing sun, and a great sense of purpose in the world. His life seems afire with enthusiasm and vibrancy.
Thats the kind of thing that creates wellbeing and great health.
And under those circumstances a cake now and then doesn’t mean a thing.
It’s got nothing to do with the cake and everything to do with the cake eater.
To him, and his fabulous wife, the cake is a treat to be enjoyed and savoured.
I doubt they eat cake all the time.
But to many other people the cake means something very different.
To the person who doesn’t have love or joy, lives a sedentary life, feels somewhat lost, and has little sense of self worth and purpose, the cake could be an invitation to addiction, to greater sadness or self negation.
The cake…and the chocolate…usually the toxic chemical addictive foods…are symbols of how we feel about ourselves.
It is how we feel about ourselves, and about our relationship to other people and the world, that is the issue here, not the food itself.
Of course these foods are addictive, we know that. But why do some people get sucked into the addiction and others dont?
Why doesn’t my friend lose himself in endless cakes?
Cakes, candy bars, drink, even heavy drugs like heroin, are like guns. In some hands they are lethal weapons. In other hands they are harmless and inert.
It’s all about the user. And it is all about the consciousness of the user, and how well they know and love themselves.
So when we are looking at recovery from illness, or being truly well, we have to look much further than just food.
The truth is it is all energy in vibration. The body, emotions, mind, spirit, all of it just different levels and frequency vibrations.
Positive, affirming, loving and joyous thoughts, feeling and sensations have a huge positive impact on the more dense aspects of being, including the body.
And equally, hate, fear, stress, anxiety and depression have a destructive and debilitating effect on the cellular body.
The positive feelings and thoughts vibrate higher than the negative ones. Research tells us this, and it is self evidently true.
The higher vibrational thoughts and feelings seem to create movement and flow. They break up stuckness and blockages.
It has been found that laughter itself is an incredible tool for healing.
So really, as always with blogs I write, the call is always to look within at what, if anything, is blocking this joy, laughter, love and purpose from vibrating through you? Whether you are ill or not, doesn’t matter.
What matters is to consciously attend to those things inside the mind and emotions that may create these blockages and lead us down the rocky road of addiction and self negation. I have been there, as many people have, and it’s not a happy road. It’s a tortuous path of increasing destruction for self, family and friends.
I clawed my way out and transformed all that negativity to love. And my life is utterly and totally different because of it.
The way out is always available.
Thanks for reading!!