- Brussels Sprouts
- Whole Wheat Bread
plus 93 others in the list of Time Magazine’s 100 Healthiest Foods. I rifled through the pages to see if a McDonald’s Fish Fillet was on the list. It wasn’t. These 100 foods are supposed to keep your body brimming with health and vitality.
I Have Some Questions For You
There are a lot of questions in this post, so let’s get to them. Do some foods promote good health? How did you answer that one? Here’s another question. If you believe that God is the only Presence, can you believe that some foods promote health? Before you commit to an answer, here’s one more question. Would a carrot, or a handful of blackberries make a changeless God more Godly? I have every confidence that you immediately answered, “Allen, of course not. There is no thing that affects God in any way.”
What about your Body? Does food affect it in any way? Can food enhance your Body’s health? Don’t try to be “nutritionally correct.” Answer from your heart.
You read this blog because you agree that God is the only Presence, and because you do, you might find these next questions too easy. What is “your” Body made of? What is the Substance of your Body? Yes, God is the Substance of your Body. A micro-lesson in holiday baking is in order here.
God Is The Dough Of The Universe
Did anyone in your home make cut-out holiday cookies during the Christmas season? Reindeer, bell, tree and Santa-shaped butter cookies, all with a hint of vanilla? The Santa cookie tasted just like the tree cookie. That’s no surprise, since they were all made from the same dough.
God is the dough of the universe. Everything is made from the Presence of God. As God is Light, Life, Spirit, Perfection, and Wholeness (Health), everything in existence is made of these qualities. Your Body is constituted of Light, Life, Spirit, Perfection, and Wholeness (Health). Yes, your Body is constituted of Health. So, how can some extra thing give your Body what it already is?
Everything is made of God – your Body and the food you eat. Constituted of the same “dough,” one cannot be beneficial or harmful to the other (especially when you consider that they are one indivisible presence). Read that last sentence again. It is the death knell to the illusion of food allergies. How can the Body be allergic to that which is constituted of the same Substance?
After an evening of Old Bay spiced steamed crabs and other seafood, Roland woke up one morning, swollen from face to foot. Alarmed, he went to his family doctor and discovered he was allergic to seafood, and one more seafood orgy could be fatal. “No way am I giving up crabs,” thought Roland. And, he didn’t.
Roland went on an inner quest to get spiritual answers. That’s when he discovered that his Body and seafood were comprised of the same Substance – God. That discovery ended his allergic reaction.
Do We Have To Eat At All?
By now you have to be asking if it is necessary to eat at all. Here’s the short answer. To the degree that you and I have a material sense of the Body, food will seem to be important to the Body. As we discover and embrace the God-nature of our Body, food will be less important. With this in mind, I offer one dietary suggestion: Make it your business to discover the Truth concerning your Body. You cannot read your way into this discovery. It must be Revelation.
Once you discover, to any degree, the God-nature of your Body, watch what happens. Your eating habits will effortlessly change. When and how much you eat will make a surprising change. Yes, what you eat will change too, but not for health reasons. After all, your Body is constituted of Health.
Here’s One Way I Put This Into Practice
Here’s one way I live this post. For the longest time I never said grace. It wreaked of dualism. Instead of a “grace” thanking a distant God for food, I now take a moment to acknowledge that the Substance of the food I’m about to eat is the One Substance. It is the same Substance that constitutes my Body.