These “Health Gems” are taken from a chapter called “Health” in John-Roger’s book Fulfilling Your Spiritual Promise.
This whole world boils down to one word — energy — and it is used either for you or against you.
Take good care of yourself; that’s another way to love yourself. Eat good foods. Exercise. Do those things which keep you healthy. Put your physical choices and activities in a higher perspective so you see them as opportunities to love yourself more fully.
You can take the sacred tone and channel it through your body — very specifically through the blood stream, the nerve endings, the muscles, the organs, etc. You can observe the body and the systems of the body as you travel with the tone. You can see those things that are in need of healing and balance and use the tone to alter the energies and bring balance and healing as you go along.
By overeating, you get more of the energy that comes from the lower levels of life. This mixes with the spiritual energy, but they are not really compatible. There is no way to express that mix because a certain type of inactivity, or inertia, from overeating and doing nothing sets in. Or you may become mentally dulled and fall into a state of mental exhaustion.
It’s beautiful when a family sits down together to eat and to hold hands around the table and chant either inwardly or outwardly. The food becomes so pure it almost lifts up from the table.
If you’re thin but obsessed by your fear of being overweight, you’re not free. You’re bound and controlled by your eating patterns. You have freedom towards eating when you know the dynamics of your attitudes towards food, your eating habits, and your intake. You evaluate it all and demonstrate that you can eat to maintain the physical body rather than to pursue sensual pleasure. You’re free. You can get up and walk away from the table any time you choose. You’re not controlled by the food or your attitude towards it.
It’s hard to understand why anyone would want to deal in such false images as drugs when, by tuning to the true self, they can feel such bliss.