Guest Post: What Are You Weighting For?
Thanks to Frank Butterfield for this guest post channeled from Paul, as inspired by a client discussion about the relation between abundance and body fat:
And we are talking about your body as having both physical and non-physical components, with the non-physical components being the majority of what your body is.
So, in that light, how do your thoughts affect what your body does with the food that you eat?
It all depends upon what you expect to happen as a result of eating.
If you approach any morsel of food as being part of a story of shortage, then your body will most likely be highly efficient in holding on to whatever potential energy it can grab on to and keep for future use.
So, if you are dieting or withholding food from yourself and treating the bites that you do eat as an exception to a rule that is mainly about deprivation, your body will get the signal about holding on to what it is given because more might not be available in the future.
If you are eating what you want and enjoying it for what it offers in the moment – color, texture, taste – then your body will most likely retain just what it wants for metabolic efficiency in the moment and then release the rest.
But that would not necessarily be the case if you believe that food makes you fat, particularly if you believe that the specific food you eat is fattening.
You can, if you want, change your attitude towards any or all food by telling a new story about it and deciding that whatever you eat is healthy and wholesome and that your body will use it for perfect metabolic efficiency.
Your lean, efficient body is a vibrational match to your idea that there is always plenty and that nothing is really needed but everything that is delicious, beautiful to see, and that feels good to eat is just right for your body.
If you have, for many years, developed a suspicion of food, than you may want to spend some time falling back in love with this aspect of your creation.
Remember that you are the one who is creating your experience and you can have it be however you want.
If you want to luxuriate in the experience of eating, dining, sharing food, and other culinary delights then you could begin to tell a story of how rich you are in this area of your life. You could start deliberately focusing your attention on how good it feels to eat and how wonderful it is to enjoy the process of sharing food with those whose company you revel in.
If you want to approach food from a more detached place of just seeing it as fuel, you could focus on the idea that whatever you eat is processed by your body very efficiently. You could tell a story about how you are drawn to exactly the right foods at the moment that you are hungry and that you only eat until hunger is satisfied and then you move on with your experience. You could deliberately turn your attention to how powerful specific foods are as a source of energy and how your body is a very lean, efficient metabolic machine.
If you want to be easy with food, you could start to notice how really no matter what you eat, you always are in alignment with the perfect form that you want your body to take. You could tell the story of how you can eat anything you want and always find yourself alert, feeling lean and trim, and that your body processes everything in just the right way. You could deliberately turn your attention to how easy it is for you to stay at just the right weight and shape for you and that food only helps you with this.
The issue at hand has never been about mathematics and calories.
The issue at hand is always about the vibrational attitude you bring to the story of your body, its weight and shape, and how much in alignment you are with what you really want to experience through your body.
If this topic is of interest, you might like the Weight: What Is It Good For? workshop recordings. Get more deliberate creation insights from Paul here: http://communionoflight.com