As part of our day-to-day lives most of us drive cars . . . and cars, like our bodies, require fuel to run. So there is a need to stop at a petrol station and fill our car with the appropriate fuel. In saying that, we would never plan to drive in and fill our petrol-fuelled car with diesel fuel, or vice versa. Through marketing and service information we are encouraged to use the ‘right fuel’ for our vehicle; for example, some cars will only accept premium quality petrol, or diesel.
So why is it when we have taken the time to put the right fuel in our car we then look to buy one or more of the huge range of petrol station in-store ‘food’ products that don’t give our bodies the right fuel to run on?
A packet of chips or a donut are not premium fuel for the body, as examples.
Now there is little doubt that we would not want to put the wrong fuel into our cars for fear of what would happen and how much it would cost to fix: from personal experience I know it is expensive – and not to mention somewhat embarrassing to correct what has happened. The fuel tank needed to be removed and drained and the fuel system had to be flushed out. I also needed to take the day off work to get my car to the mechanic. With all this in mind, have we ever stopped to consider what is happening to our body when it has to deal with this constant supply of improper fuel?
If we drove our cars in the same manner that we are prepared to drive our bodies, then what would be the cost?
If cars represented our bodies, and we consider the way we eat and treat our bodies, then our cars would either be at the mechanic’s or the panel beater’s on a very regular basis, at a considerable cost. Every week the mechanic would say, “Your fuel filter is blocked again, what fuel have you been putting in there?”
The wrong fuel for my body used to be my everyday choice; I was overweight, always tired and constantly seeking stimulation to keep going. More coffee and sugary foods is what got me through the day. But the false ‘energy’ boost from this sort of stimulation is only ever short-lived before the inevitable coming down, and then the need arises to seek more stimulation again; a cycle with no beginning and no end, just a constant feeling of blah.
Then, about 13 years ago I met Serge Benhayon and through his loving support, and the teachings of Universal Medicine, I was presented with a new and true way to fuel and run my body. I then chose to take what was presented and make that part of my everyday livingness.
That everyday livingness now has me eating salads, vegetables and fruit, proteins like meat, fish and nuts, and drinking water or herbal tea. My job involves lots of physical work and consuming the right fuel helps maintain my energy levels so my body does not feel tired or become exhausted.
So why did I choose a fuel for the body that did not help it run on all cylinders?
My choice was to not be responsible for the way I drove my body and as my body suffered, I looked for foods and drinks to stimulate it to feel better or dull the body in order to get through the day.
What if OUR choice was to only put the right fuel in our bodies?
Imagine if we all chose fuel for our bodies that gives us optimal performance day after day, also choosing to live in a way that never leaves us run down or exhausted, but vital and being able to live a full day every day without reaching for something to stimulate us to keep going.
What would be the cost if we all changed the way we ate and lived?
Could it be possible that there would be far less illness and disease and therefore far fewer people seeking medical attention from living in an ill way as I once used to?
Would we not have more vitality and hence be able to live much more fulfilled lives instead of spending countless dollars and hours seeking healing and medical attention from the choices we’ve made?
What will be your choice of fuel for your body today? I know what mine is.
By Mick Scheenhouwer, Carpenter, Brisbane