Day 5: Thoughts Are Things
The Foundational Law; Thoughts Are Things; Positive Diversions; Imagination; The Power of Awareness
“All destiny begins with thinking.” – Percival
“The ancestor of every action is a thought” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When any object or purpose is clearly held in thought, its precipitation, in tangible and visible form is merely a question of time. The vision always precedes and itself determines the realization.” – Lillian Whiting
“We become what we think about” – Earl Nightingale
“Man is all Imagination. God is Man and exists in us and we in Him . . . The Eternal Body of Man is the Imagination, that is, God, Himself” —Blake
Welcome to Day 5!
You are doing great! How are you enjoying the music, the website, your juice? Hang in there–a great aspect of this hero’s journey you are on is that you get to keep adding in more great things to your life every day. Your body is getting cleaner, your understanding of nutrition deeper, your chances of growing ill before your time, slimmer, and the opportunities that await you–greater! We are pleased that you have been reading the files, drinking fresh juice, and that you are building your determination and persistence.
An Embarrassing But Useful Illustration
When I (David) was in college, one of the requirements for graduation was 2 semesters of physical education. In the interest of exerting as little energy as and having as much fun as possible in fulfilling the requirement, I took an Introduction to Ballroom Dancing course. I figured, having been in sports my whole life and being reasonably coordinated, the class would be easy and enjoyable.
After a week of classes it was decidedly my reality that I was a terrible dancer–and to make matters worse, the women of the campus knew it much to my dismay as a still single young man. With each class, I stepped on the feet of every woman I danced with, and suffered humiliations galore. Soon I began to dread going to Ballroom Dancing; however, not wanting to drop the course, or worse yet, fail, I struggled on in an earnest effort to pass for a respectable novice.
About mid-way through the semester I was in class still stepping on feet, watching my own ineptitude in horror as my partner raised her shoe and stepped away. I recognized that the worse I felt and the more I struggled with “getting it right” and seeing my every mistake, the more I stepped on my partner’s feet and required beginning anew. I resigned myself at that moment to mis-stepping for the time being, but dancing to the best of my ability and to continuing on faithfully to the music instead of stopping.
Within minutes a miracle happened! I recognized that missteps or not–it was all dancing! It was at that point that I soon began to really dance, and the “mistakes” I was making came to an end.
Learning to Juice Feast is a similar reality. You will not Feast perfectly. There is no perfect Feaster.
There is a great intention to Feast to the best of one’s ability, however, and to keep moving ahead with all the love and positive intentions for well-being one is capable of mustering. Your ability to love yourself, to cleanse, to heal, and to fast will improve beyond measure with time. The Juice Feasting Course is provided to help guide you in the process – and there are some proper dance steps which are very important that you are picking up right now!
When you come honestly to the realization that it is all dancing and match that realization with the greatest intentions for your well-being, you will be beautiful/handsome and skillful on the dance floor.
Just keep drinking fresh juices in sufficient quantity at regular intervals – and only fresh juices!
There are two main points with the downloads today:
1. We set events, seen and unseen, into motion just by the nature of our thoughts.
2. Excellent thoughts and choices lead to more excellent thoughts and choices.
At this time, we are providing you with some of the best information on nutrition and human health, in order that you can think the best thoughts possible in this regard. You are making for yourself some of the most excellent food available for your health and well-being – information for your body – “thoughts,” if you will, for your physiology. The information (reading and food) and your physical/mental/emotional/physiological experience of it will lead to more superior choices and events. Look over the Reading file you received on Day 1 and inspire yourself to take on more great things every day and in every opportunity.
Protect Your Senses – Positive Diversions
As you chart your course through this program, protect your senses whenever possible – and reinforce great thoughts through reading and re-reading, avoiding media when possible (TV is programming, and often not in the best interest of your solidity and positive thinking), and maintaining a regular and concerted practice of drinking the best food your body can access. I have provided the Positive Diversions aspect of this program, because of our natural – and encouraged – tendency to RUN when our great potential is opening up, or when we are met with temporary difficulties.
Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once said, “Our greatest fear is knowing our own true potential.”
The Positive Diversions list is included to honor your desire to run, but here is the kicker:
When you feel like running, RUN – but run to the best thing possible.
Generally, when we feel like running, we run to what we have been pre-programmed to run to: television, bars, restaurants, unhealthy relationships, etc. We now have the opportunity to re-program ourselves, not to avoid running, but to things that advance our capacities, not diminish them. This is a truly worthwhile and honorable path, and will pay off immensely.
One positive diversion is watching great stuff on T.V., and to that end, I have two great possibilities for you. One, we have included well over 250 hand-picked videos on The Juice Feasting Nutrition Course for you to watch – all of which will satisfy the desire to kick back and watch TV, all engaging and life-changing, without commercials. And the other is…
Two, your homework is to watch the film The Secret if you have not yet seen it. What is The Secret? To the right we have posted the first 20 minutes as a preview video for you. For the full film, go to www.thesecret.tv.
If you have already seen The Secret and your eyes are rolling… then go to the media section at the bottom of the page and have a listen to Ken Wilber and Julian Walker in “Exploring the Secret.” But only listen to it once you have seen The Secret! It is important to watch that documentary before going to the advanced discussion below…
Also, please read the article posted in the Resources section below by Mike Adams called “The nutrition secret behind The Secret.” Mike will discuss the impact that live nutrient dense foods can have on the power of thought and intention in manifesting remarkable things in your life.
Lastly, excellent food choices lead to more excellent food choices. Excellent habits create a fertile ground for more excellent habits. Excellent decisions lead to more excellent decisions. Add to the positive diversions list and do some state-changing activities that add value, meaning, and joy to your life now and far on down the road!
You are doing very, very well with this Nutrition and Life Practice Course! See you in The Green Room!
Juice of the Day: I Am Worthy
This is a Deep Red Juice Blend. Juice Together:
+ splash of ginger juice
Say out loud three times, "I am worthy of everything wonderful!" ~ I Am Grateful by Terces Engelhart
Media, Films, & Documentaries
Audio: Exploring the Secret: The Tricky Business of Creating Your Own Reality, with Ken Wilber
This is an advanced conversation about The Secret, and one to listen to once you have used the film – and the idea of the Law of Attraction – to leap out of the place or view of reality that suggests that what we think is not all that important or influential. So if you have not watched The Secret, or read The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard, take a look at those first before diving into this discussion with philosopher Ken Wilber!
Crazy Sexy Cancer: Kris Carr
When Kris Carr found out that she had Stage 4 cancer in her liver, she decided to do something about it. Through changing her mind about her health challenge, she has been able to keep it in check and dramatically transform her health through a shift into Live Food Nutrition. On October 24, 2007 she was on Oprah telling her story.
When you have challenges on this Juice Feast, think about Kris Carr and her obvious dedication to her own health. You have opportunities, and accessing Juice Feasting is a very strong step to transforming your every challenge. Maintain your persistence. Find your strength. You are almost into your second week of Feasting. Think of all the transformations that have already taken place!
Crazy Sexy Cancer is an inspiring documentary film by Kris Carr about her cancer adventure. it is a funny, heartfelt, irreverent journey searching for a cure and finding life.
Please visit www.crazysexycancer.com for more info.
A Complaint-Free World: Will Bowen
In your hands, you hold the secret to transforming your life. Big words? Yes, but this is a plan that has already proven itself with millions of people around the world. Pastor Will Bowen developed the life-changing A Complaint Free World plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen for you in abundance if you can just leave your grumbling behind.
In a Sunday-morning sermon, Will told his congregation he wanted to make the world a complaint-free zone and, to prove he was serious, he passed out purple bracelets to each church member and offered them a challenge. "If you catch yourself complaining, take the bracelet and move it to the other wrist."
Now, less than a year later, more than six million people have taken up the challenge, trying to go twenty-one consecutive days without complaining, criticizing, or gossiping, and in so doing, forming a new, positive habit. By changing your words, you can change your thoughts and then begin to create your life by design. People have shared stories with Will of chronic pain relieved, relationships healed, careers improved, and becoming an overall happier person. Less pain, improved health, satisfying relationships, a better job, being more serene and joyous—sound good? It’s not only possible, it’s probable. Consciously striving to reformat your mental hard drive is not easy, but you can start now by using the steps Bowen presents here.
Over 6 million people in more than 80 countries have taken the Complaint Free challenge and their lives are a testament to the positive effects of this simple idea. Find out how forming the simple habit of not complaining can transform your health, relationships, career and life.
In this book, you can learn what constitutes a complaint, why we complain, what benefits we think we receive from complaining, how complaining is destructive to our lives, and how we can get others around us to stop complaining. You will learn the steps to eradicating this poisonous form of expression from your life. If you stay with it, you will find that not only will you not complain, but others around you will cease to do so as well. In a short period of time, you can have the life you’ve always dreamed of having.