1. What Do You Mean By “Change In Lifestyle?”
In the context of this lesson we will understand the concept of change in lifestyle to include those changes in both living and eating habits which are deemed by the practitioner as being essential for the restoration and maintenance of whatever level of health the present condition of the client will allow.
The client, guided by a knowledgeable practitioner, will be encouraged to leave the old ways that have failed him in the past and embark upon a new path, one designed especially for him but one which is based upon the known laws of life, so that he can more fully realize his birth potential.
The client must be given to understand that he will be required to make some changes; that he will have to discard many of his former familiar, but false, beliefs and habits which cumulatively and progressively were responsible for his present unfortunate condition, whatever these may have been; that he will now be required to adopt more scientifically accurate, biologically appropriate (but, perhaps to him, somewhat strange) ways of eating and living.
It is important at the very beginning of a new relationship with a client to establish the fact that superb health is normal and that any deviation therefrom is totally and perhaps even inexcusably abnormal, being the result of certain errors in living and eating. He should be given to understand that some changes will necessarily have to be made abruptly and quickly; others perhaps less so, depending on what degree of health he wishes to achieve, and how fast.
The client must be brought to an understanding that superb health is a possible goal, but one that can be
achieved only as certain changes are made to meet the structural and functional needs of the living body, sick or well, these being dictated solely by the nature of the human body, the way it is put together; by its ability to adapt slowly or rapidly, to change; and by the fact that the present condition of the client, whatever that may be, is the result of how well, or how poorly, these needs have been met during his lifetime.
The client must develop an understanding that superb health is a possible goal, one that he can achieve just as surely as hundreds of thousands of persons equally ill have done in the past and are presently doing, once they came to realize that they had to make certain biologically approved changes and then proceeded, always with careful guidance, to make them as and when required and as rapidly as individual circumstances warranted.
We must be able to convince our clients that we have either ourselves witnessed and/or learned about people just like them, through our research, who left the old ways of eating and living, the old ways of sickness, fatigue and premature death, and embarked on a new adventure which required certain adjustments on their part, new ways of thinking, definitive changes, some difficult to make but most actually quite easy and, in the doing, found to their great joy and personal satisfaction, that they had accomplished exactly what they had set out to do: they had attained their personal goal, they had even improved their health to an extent far beyond their earlier hopes.
Many began as physical wrecks and without hope but, before long, they had become eager participants in a manner of living and eating that they were now convinced, because of their happy results, would bring them full recuperation and regeneration of body, mind and spirit. And, given sufficient time, they fulfilled their dream.
Those who intelligently recognized the need to make the necessary changes and then subsequently followed through in the doing, successfully overcame arthritis, depression, obesity, acne, breast tumors, asthma and a whole dictionary of affections, many deemed by the “authorities” as being “incurable.”
1.1 False Ideas Restrain
False ideas, old health-destroying habits, the disorders of life, drugs of all kinds, and all excess, these must all be cast aside in favor of new ways, new habits, new foods that encourage body building. Order and restraint must enter and become incorporated into the life plan, but there must come, also, a sense of adventure, of excitement, an awareness of one’s living body, a deep inner conviction that, as the ways of health replace the ways of disease, suffering and death, superb health will follow as naturally as the stars come out at night to glow and grace the darkened sky after the day has been spent.
1.2 Where Life Exists, Possibility Is
The professional practitioner must remember and convey to his most seriously-ill clients that where life exists, possibility is and will remain. This attitude must place the despair that so often pervades the mind and restrains progress. Tell your clients, in advance, if need be, that it is possible to foretell or predict what an individual body is capable of achieving when it is provided with the necessary wherewithal of life. Change in attitude may well be the most important change the more seriously-ill person needs to make. So many have had all hope taken away£ from them by one person or another or by one defeat after another, and the future looks dark. Just as the carpenter requires the tools of his trade to build a worthy structure, so must they receive the necessary nutrients of life to restore them to health and, thereafter, to maintain it in full capacity. It must be made clear to all clients that, in order to reach that longed-for goal of full health, change must become a part of their daily living, and not a once-in-a-while thing.
The changes of which we speak are, of course, by the very nature of the life process, all based singly and separately on the basic requisites of organic existence already delineated in this course. Each and every one, without exception, must be incorporated into the lifestyle of the sick and the well, as need and capacity so indicate. These requisites should be set forth by the practitioner in a pattern for performance that is deemed appropriate for each client as his individual capacity to accept and utilize may warrant at the time, and adjusted as forward progress is made.
We must convey to the client that the body is a unitized whole and that we cannot neglect any single aspect of living unless we either completely destroy or limit the whole and that only as all the requisites of life, known and unknown, are incorporated into the life script in amounts appropriate to each individual, depending upon his present state of health, will wellness of one cell and all cells together, the totality, be achieved.
- 1. What Do You Mean By “Change In Lifestyle?”
- 2. The Need To Inspire The Client
- 3. The Practitioner Presents The Plan
- 4. The Client Must Be In Charge
- 5. What Kinds Of Changes Are Required
- 6. Outmoded Beliefs And Superstitions
- 7. I Can!
- 8. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: The Great Awakener By Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
- Article #2: Overcoming Compulsive Habits By Stanley Bass, D.C.
- Article #3: The Negative Power of “If” By Charles M. Simmons
- Article #4: Excerpt from “In Tune With the Infinite” by Ralph Waldo Trine