Wheat, Sugar and Other Addictions
Detox diets are cool right now. Gluten free, dairy free and sugar free is where it’s at, even if only exercised at a token level. Those who are serious about it say they feel better for cutting out these toxins. Maybe so.
But what about the emotional and spiritual junk you take in on a daily basis? Anger, resentment, bitterness, guilt, shame, judgments and anything else that feeds your addiction to being a victim? What does that do to your soul, do you think?
My view is that stuff like that is infinitely more toxic to you than, say, a daily intake of two pounds of sugar, or a loaf of French bread washed down with a latte any time you feel like it.
Add in a ton of beliefs like, “Life sucks for me.” “I’m not enough!” “I have to be perfect to be loved,” “Gay people are an abomination,” etc., and you have the makings of a cocktail that can kill you. Guns are much safer.
No, life doesn’t suck! You suck the energy right out of life when you play the victim card in this way. Your vibratory rate tanks and you end up feeling utterly depressed.
Why do you think that, in the UK, one in four people have been prescribed anti-depressants at some time in their lives, while the use of anti-depressants in America has skyrocketed by 400% in just two decades?
I believe it is because we are fed a diet of vitamin fortified, Fox News enriched, victim consciousness by the moronic ‘talking heads’ in the media, the government and society in general. It’s the most insidious of all our addictions and the substance of choice is fear. We can’t get enough of it.
Health used to be defined as the absence of disease. Now we are beginning to see it in terms of how freely our life-force energy flows through our body and the level at which we vibrate energetically.
Yes, sugar depresses your life force and clogs your filters and you are best off without it. But a regular diet of fear and victim consciousness will eventually have you needing to call out the Roto-Rooter guy to unblock your whole system.
In my work with cancer patients back in the 90s, I saw the effect of this kind of toxicity; repressed anger, rage, guilt, grief, you name it. Buried deep in the cesspit of the unconscious mind. But neither forgotten nor inactive. Eventually it comes out as disease.
Western medicine has been slow to accept the idea that mental and emotional factors play a part in disease.
However, even though they concede that stress kills, they seldom proscribe forgiveness as the best and most efficient way to reduce stress and cure depression, not to mention getting rid of a whole bunch of physical symptoms and diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
OK, so if you find that cutting out wheat, dairy and sugar helps you feel better, then all well and good. But don’t imagine you are fine and dandy if that’s all you have done.
Pay attention to the emotional and spiritual toxins you have stored in your body from way back when, and use the tools of Radical Forgiveness to deal with them. Heal all those childhood wounds. Forgive your parents, your siblings, your partners and all others who hurt you.
Once you have cleared out all that junk, make a determination to stay on the best and only diet there is: LOVE.
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