Day 7: Beliefs
Beliefs; Hering’s Law of Cure
“If you believe that you can do a thing, or if you believe you cannot, in either case, you are right.” – Henry Ford
“Beliefs are prearranged, organized filters to our perceptions of the world.” – Anthony Robbins
“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” – Thomas Edison
“Drugs are not always necessary, [but] belief in recovery always is.” -Norman Cousins
Welcome to Day 7!
We are impressed with your commitment to this Juice Feast—your efforts are paying off in significant ways! What you are doing now is a great Act of Love. Today we talk about beliefs, both limiting and evolutionary.
As you know, we drive a Ford F-350 diesel on straight vegetable oil (you can see the video on today’s page). On a road trip, if we drive 1,000 miles it only burns 1 gallon of diesel fuel… so we get 1,000 mpg.
Often as we tell people about our truck, they look at us in disbelief, and when they tell friends and family, they think it can’t be true that a big truck could be powered by vegetable oil. Similarly, people sometimes find it hard to believe that we can remove the causes of disease–that food is so important to our health and well-being–and that using fresh juices in a prudent manner can heal us so significantly.
Beliefs are not so hard to change with the right experience – that is, understanding born from direct experience. And understanding is at the heart of love–loving our selves, our family, and our nation through the acquisition of excellent health with nutrient dense foods and this Juice Feast. No matter what your friends, family, or co-workers may think about what you are doing, you know what you are doing. Many will understand, and want what you are achieving, and others, some very close to you, will not accept the power of Juice Feasting even with you – the proof – standing before them.
One of our favorite stories on being too firmly attached to previously held beliefs is from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, in his book Being Peace:
“A young widower, who loved his five year old son very much, was away on business, and bandits came, burned down his whole village, and took his son away. When the man returned, he saw the ruins and panicked. He took the charred corpse of an infant to be his own child, and he began to pull his hair and beat his chest, crying uncontrollably. He organized a cremation ceremony, collected the ashes and put them into a very beautiful velvet bag. Working, sleeping, eating, he always carried the bag of ashes with him.
One day his real son escaped from the robbers and found his way home. He arrived at this father’s new cottage at midnight , and knocked at the door. You can imagine at that time, the young father was still carrying the bag of ashes, and crying. He asked, “Who is there?” And the child answered, “It’s me, Papa. Open the door, it’s your son.” In his agitated state of mind the father thought that some mischievous boy was making fun of him, and he shouted at the child to go away, and he continued to cry. The boy knocked again and again, but the father refused to let him in. Some time passed, and finally the child left. From that time on, father and son never saw one another. After telling this story, the Buddha said, “Sometime, somewhere you take something to be the truth. If you cling to it so much, when the truth comes in person and knocks at your door, you will not open it.”
Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge. You have to be able to transcend your knowledge…understanding is always letting go of our views and knowledge to transcend. This is the most important teaching.”
In today’s file on Beliefs and Convictions, you will learn about this important topic from Anthony Robbins’ book Awaken the Giant Within, chapter 4 on Belief Systems and from David Wolfe in The Sunfood Diet Success System.
Even if you have contemplated this topic before, contemplating these masters about beliefs is a good refresher, and at this point in the Juice Feast, new insights will begin to arise more readily…
Why is that?
Because you are in a place of both Letting Go and of Renewal (or Rebuilding). This is not just physical – the Letting Go and Renewal are rising up from your body into your very awareness. Your mind is becoming more flexible and permeable.
This is an important aspect of youthening: flexibility and permeability – in your body as well as your mind and heart (your soul).
So check out the writing about Beliefs today, and see if yours are in for Letting Go and Renewal.
Hering’s Law of Cure
We can better understand our process of healing through Constantine Hering’s Law of Cure.
Constantine Hering was a German Homeopath who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1830’s. He observed that healing occurs in a consistent pattern. He described this pattern in the form of three basic laws which homeopaths can use to recognize that healing is occurring. This pattern has been recognized by acupuncturists for hundreds of years and is also used by practitioners of herbalism and other healing disciplines.
Hering’s Law states that all cure starts from within out, from the head down, and in the reverse order as the symptoms appeared.
Thus, you will typically first see changes in a person’s appearance in their face on Juice Feast, as we do indeed heal from the top down.
Any rashes or skin issues, stale breath, funky urine, or smelly excretions in general result from healing from the inside out. Lastly, you may find yourself experiencing for a brief period (usually less than a day) an illness or injury that you had years ago. This is known as retracing.
It is estimated that for every day we Juice Feast, we go back in time an average of 120 days. We truly are time travelers!
We are so pleased that you are reading, juicing, learning, and healing. You are doing great!
See you in The Green Room!
Media, Films, & Documentaries
Tony Robbins on Belief Systems
This is audio from the excellent full audiobook program on Awaken the Giant Within with Anthony Robbins.
Bruce Lipton and Len Foley on The Biology of Belief
HUMOR: “Whole Foods Parking Lot” (Music Video)
This Busters on his iPhone talking to his friends,
Picking up some cayenne pepper for his master cleanse.
You're the most annoying dude I've ever SEEN brah...
Could you PLEASE move? You're RIGHT in front of the Quinoa.
Damn, I'm about to check out.
Pay my 80 bucks for 6 things and get the heck out.
The express lane is moving hella slow...
Man, these fools don't know... that sh#! is getting REAL....