Ok, ok, I’ve written loads about death, dying and the afterlife in the last couple of months. I think it’s time to get back to the living. I’ve presented the perspective that death is not a tragedy, and that it’s not something to be feared. But what about when it’s not our time? What if your body is currently failing you in some way, but you’re nowhere near death? Is it possible to heal the body using the Law of Attraction? And if so, how?
This post will be about the basics of changing the physical body in some way. This includes healing ourselves from illness as well as changing our physical appearance by losing or gaining weight, etc. I plan to lay a foundation here that I’ll then build on with more detailed descriptions of specific issues in the future.
Your Body is a Manifestation
This is so important, I’m going to say it again: Your Body is a Manifestation. What does that mean?
It means that your body is a reflection of your vibration, just like your job, your relationship, your bank account and the car you drive. It is not some independent entity with a mind of its own, that will either work against you or with you depending on how much you like it. Now, that might seem like common sense, but be honest: If you’re sick or overweight or have some other unwanted physical condition, don’t you at least sometimes view your body as your enemy? Have you really never asked “Why is my body doing this to me?”, or called your body stupid? Haven’t you ever felt betrayed by your body, as if it was some evil meat suit which could conform to your wishes of thin, healthy and buff if only it wanted to, so the fact that it hasn’t is clearly indicative of the fact that your body hates you.
But your body doesn’t hate you. Your body is not the enemy. Your body is a manifestation of your vibration, nothing more and nothing less.
If your body currently isn’t healthy and fabulous, there’s a reason for it. It’s called resistance. When there’s pain and suffering, whether emotional or physical, it’s always due to two or more conflicting frequencies being present within your energy body. This means that you want something (you can’t help it. You want what you want) and you also have a belief that you can’t have what you want, which causes a great deal of conflict. The bigger the blocked desire is, the more painful the resistance will be. The longer it goes unchecked, the bigger the manifestation of that resistance will be.
The stages of resistance
This is, of course, a gross generalization of how resistance manifests, since everyone’s manifestations are unique and perfect for them. But the basics are usually the same:
Stage 1 – Negative emotions
Stage 2 – Emotional outbursts (bigger manifestation of negative emotions)
Stage 3 – Physical pain, tension, and minor illnesses (headaches, sprained muscles, unexplained muscular or joint pain, the flu, infections), as well as minor injuries (like bumping into something, stubbing your toe, cutting your finger), and being overweight/underweight.
Stage 4 – Major physical illness (cancer, auto-immune diseases, “incurable” conditions, etc.), major accidents (hospitalization, near fatal crashes, etc.) and being morbidly obese or anorexic.
Stage 5 – Death (not to be seen as a failure, just a manifestation of releasing resistance).
Which stage a person might be in at any given time depends on where Who They Really Are is at, how much resistance they have, what their beliefs are, what they want and a whole lot of other variables. So, one person might be in Stage 1 with a belief that might cause another person to progress to Stage 4. You cannot correlate the severity of someone’s resistance to the severity of their illness or condition. You can’t ever judge anyone’s manifestation from the outside. An issue that might give your neighbor cancer might not even give you a headache and vice versa.
Your body is a perfect machine
Your body responds to your vibration, perfectly, and without exception. So, if you have no resistance, then your body will be perfect. That is its natural state. This is an important distinction to make. Most people view their bodies as being on the rapid decline, and they try desperately to keep the decomposition at bay while understanding that it’s a battle they can’t win. In other words, most people think that their bodies are doing their best to fall apart, while they try to stave off that process in any way they can. They see their bodies as the enemy, one which will ultimately take them down.
But it’s not like that. Our bodies are perfect machines, designed to renew themselves and continue to function even in circumstances that are far from ideal. And while we do age with time, we don’t have to get old; there’s no reason we have to decompose and fall apart while we’re still alive.
So, just as our natural vibrational state is one of a high frequency, it is our body’s natural state to function perfectly. The only thing that ever gets in the way is resistance. It interferes with the body’s natural processes, if you will, and mucks up the works like gunky oil in an engine.
The manifestation and belief are not usually directly linked
While it would be great if a belief about your foot made your foot sick, that’s not generally how it works. A fear of cancer won’t give you cancer if you don’t have the resistance necessary to create it. If you do, a fear of cancer might contribute to that resistance manifesting as a tumor, but it’s also possible that it will manifest another way.
Sometimes, the link between your beliefs and your physical condition makes sense, like problems with the uterus being caused by limiting beliefs around being a mother, for example. But your kidney disease can also be caused by abandonment issues, your stomach ulcers might be caused by feelings of inadequacy, and your emphysema might be caused by a fear of death. There are those like Louise Hay and the study of German New Medicine which have found correlations between certain diseases and certain conditions. But for the sake of this article, I just want to say that a disease in a certain area of the body isn’t generally caused by a focus on that area of the body. This may make sense when it comes to a broken foot, but it also holds true when it comes to issues like being overweight.
You’re not fat just because you feel fat. That may contribute to you staying fat, but it’s not the root cause.
Think of it like this: Our skin is our biggest organ. Even though it’s on the outside of our bodies, it’s linked to and affected by the entire body. When one of our other organs has a problem, it can show up on the skin as a rash or discoloration. So, the rash on your thigh could actually be a sign that your liver has a problem. In that case, the root cause has nothing to do with the skin and simply treating the skin won’t take care of the actual problem.
You can’t heal the body just by focusing on the body
When we accept that the body is a manifestation of our whole vibration, and that the root cause of a physical condition will not generally have anything to do with the afflicted body part, then it stands to reason that you can’t cure a physical ailment just by focusing on said body part. In other words, if you have kidney disease, you can’t cure it by simply imagining healthy kidneys. Doing so will help, just like putting cortisone on that rash will help, but it won’t treat the underlying belief or cause.
Your body doesn’t need you to heal it
Remember that your body’s natural state is one of perfect health. So, affecting healing isn’t so much about returning the body to that state of health, as it is about removing what’s in the body’s way, so that it can heal itself and return to its natural state. You have to stop doing whatever it is that you’re doing that’s making and keeping you sick or fat or too skinny or whatever.
This requires a two pronged approach.
Prong 1 refers to the root cause of the disease or unwanted condition. This is the belief (habitual thought) that caused the vibrational conflict and the resulting imbalance.
Prong 2 refers to the energy and response to the disease or condition itself. Something caused the disease (Prong 1), but once the disease was there, you noticed it and responded to that (it scared you, frustrated you, etc.). Sometimes, these reactive emotions are the same as the ones resulting from the original cause, but often, they’re separate and in addition to the original problem. So, you may actually be perpetuating the disease by focusing upon it (Prong 2).
You can affect healing by working on both Prongs 1 and 2, or just by resolving Prong 1. The ideal choice is determined by which healing modality you use, how serious the disease is, how much resistance you’ve built up to the disease itself, independent of the original cause, and much more. When in doubt, treat both prongs.
I had a client, let’s call her Lily, who came to me because she wanted to lose 50 pounds. She felt fat and unattractive and hated her body. She’d tried every diet, hypnosis, fitness programs, pills, you name it. She had even considered getting her stomach stapled but had opted against it because of the expense. Lily was desperate (which is, generally, when people turn to LOA…). Let’s look at both prongs.
Prong 1 – The Root Cause
While initially reluctant to talk about anything except the weight itself, I was able to convince Lily to let me poke about in other areas of her life. It turned out that she had been molested as a small child. This was not news to her, but she never thought it could have anything to do with her weight. Connecting with her energy, I saw immediately that the two were clearly linked. Lily’s weight was a protective mechanism. It made her feel unattractive, which kept her from pursuing sexual relationships. Her fear of intimacy caused her to manifest a condition that pretty much guaranteed that she wouldn’t be intimate.
Prong 2 – The Response
Lily had been fat almost all of her life. It was how she thought of herself. She wanted to be thin and attractive, but whenever she thought of herself that way or noticed other women that looked the way she wanted to, it made her sad. She was inadvertently triggering her resistance, all of it, whenever she focused on being thin. If she did manage to lose some weight with a great deal of effort, there was always some breaking point at which she’d fall off the wagon and regain all of the weight and more. Lily felt like a failure, because she couldn’t seem to lose the weight no matter how little she ate or how much she exercised. When she went to fitness trainers and doctors, they didn’t believe her story. After all, it’s just not possible for someone to eat 800 calories a day, run for 3 hours on the treadmill and be unable to lose weight (this is much more common than people think). They could find nothing wrong with her medically, and finally concluded that she should take anti-depressants. That’s when she came to me.
So, in order to help Lily line up with a thin and healthy body, we needed to resolve Prong 1 – the original fear of being raped and the fear of intimacy which had caused her to form the protective layer of fat in the first place. But we also needed to resolve Prong 2 – a whole series of beliefs that Lily had formed about herself as a result of being overweight most of her life. These were also contributing to her inability to lose weight.
Beliefs are kind of like the root system underneath a forest. They are intertwined and tangled. It’s impossible to isolate one belief at a time and clear it completely, while leaving the others alone, especially when it comes to complex issues like money, weight and health. When I work with a client, I work intuitively, and so I simply streamed energy at Lily and then helped her deal with whatever belief presented itself to be released. The perfection of this process is miraculous. Whatever belief comes up is always the perfect one to be worked on next.
We had to clear several layers of the issues of self-worth and powerlessness before we could get anywhere near the molestation. And even once we’d tackled that, there were more layers of unworthiness, powerlessness as well as self-loathing to get through. There was a lot of guilt and shame stemming from the original molestation as well as the weight.
Once we’d cleared enough of those roots, the manifestations in Lily’s reality began to change. First, she noticed that she felt better. She felt lighter, her heart more open, less anxious. Next, she noticed more attractive men in her reality. She wasn’t meeting them yet, just noticing them, but for her, this was a major triumph. She wasn’t as afraid of the subject of sex anymore. I had advised Lily to give up her obsessive dieting and manic exercising (which had caused her to focus negatively on her body) and just relax for a while, eat healthy, take nice walks and be kinder to herself. She noticed that she was naturally being drawn to different foods. She had actually deprived herself of nutrition with all her dieting and now her body was asking her to replenish what it had lost so it could heal.
Lily began to dress differently as she felt better about herself. She wore more dresses, did her hair and makeup and bought some heels (notice, she didn’t do these things TO feel better about herself, but BECAUSE she felt better about herself). She’d never been comfortable wearing them before because she’d considered her legs too fat, but now she felt differently. She felt sexy wearing heels. She began to flirt a bit more, and enjoyed noticing men paying attention to her. As the weeks passed, she became more and more comfortable in her own skin.
And then, without warning (ha!), the weight started to come off. Slowly and gently at first, it just sort of melted away. Lily was eating well and exercising regularly, although nothing as hard core as she had done before. She wasn’t on any diet, wasn’t taking pills or supplements, and wasn’t depriving herself of anything (she wasn’t eating donuts and fast food, but didn’t want them). As her energy came into line, so did her weight.
Now, I know that many of you are going to be asking “How exactly did Lily do it? What did she eat? How many reps did she do?”, but those questions miss the point, which is that you can’t just focus on the body in order to heal the body. You have to focus on HOW you manifested the condition in the first place and then stop doing that. That’s how you affect healing. It’s not about the method, the diet, the medication, the certain doctor. Sure, you can manifest healing through those things (I did advise Lily to stop her obsessive and unhealthy dieting, for example, and helped her find a way of eating that was more aligned with the energy of what she wanted), but they will only work if your vibration will allow it. So that’s where you have to start. You have to fix the underlying cause, and then the way to manifest what you want will present itself. Only, when it does, it’ll feel natural and easy and good, not frustrating and impossible and torturous.
I promise to write more about healing and weight loss more specifically in future posts. But for now, you have the basics of healing. Tadaaaa! You’re welcome.