The Law of One, Book II, Session 40
Questioner: In dietary matters, what would be the foods that one would include and what would be the foods that one would exclude in a general way for the greatest care of one’s bodily complex?
Ra: I am Ra. Firstly, we underline and emphasize that this information is not to be understood literally but as a link or psychological nudge for the body and the mind and spirit.
Thus it is the care and respect for the self that is the true thing of importance.
In this light we may iterate the basic information given for this instrument’s diet.
The vegetables, the fruits, the grains, and to the extent necessary for the individual metabolism, the animal products.
These are those substances showing respect for the self.
In addition, though this has not been mentioned for this instrument is not in need of purification, those entities in need of purging the self of a poison thought-form or emotion complex do well to take care in following a program of careful fasting until the destructive thought-form has been purged analogously with the by-products of ridding the physical vehicle of excess material.
Again you see the value not to the body complex but used as a link for the mind and spirit.
Thus self reveals self to self.
The Law of One, Book II, Session 41
Questioner: You mentioned in the last session the concept of fasting for removing unwanted thought-forms.
Can you expand on this process and explain a little bit more about how this works?
Ra: I am Ra. This, as all healing techniques, must be used by a conscious being; that is, a being conscious that the ridding of excess and unwanted material from the body complex is the analogy to the ridding of mind or spirit of excess or unwanted material.
Thus the one discipline or denial of the unwanted portion as an appropriate part of the self is taken through the tree of mind down through the trunk to subconscious levels where the connection is made and thus the body, mind, and spirit, then in unison, express denial of the excess or unwanted spiritual or mental material as part of the entity.
All then falls away and the entity, while understanding, if you will, and appreciating the nature of the rejected material as part of the greater self, nevertheless, through the action of the will purifies and refines the mind/body/spirit complex, bringing into manifestation the desired mind complex or spirit complex attitude.
Questioner: Then would this be like a conscious reprogramming of catalyst?
For instance, for some entities catalyst is programmed by the higher self to create experiences so that the entity can release itself from unwanted biases.
Would this be analogous then to the entity consciously programming this release and using fasting as the method of communication to itself?
Ra: I am Ra. This is not only correct but may be taken further.
The self, if conscious to a great enough extent of the workings of this catalyst and the techniques of programming, may through concentration of the will and the faculty of faith alone cause reprogramming without the analogy of the fasting, the diet, or other analogous body complex disciplines.
The Law of One, Book II, Session 42
Questioner: In the last session you said, “that when the self is conscious to a great enough extent of the workings of the catalyst of fasting, and the techniques of programming, it then may through concentration of the will and the faculty of faith alone cause reprogramming without the analogy of fasting, diet, or other analogous bodily complex disciplines.”
What are the techniques of programming which the higher self uses to insure that the desired lessons are learned or attempted by the third-density self?
Ra: I am Ra. There is but one technique for this growing or nurturing of will and faith, and that is the focusing of the attention.
The attention span of those you call children is considered short.
The spiritual attention span of most of your peoples is that of the child.
Thus it is a matter of wishing to become able to collect one’s attention and hold it upon the desired programming.
This, when continued, strengthens the will.
The entire activity can only occur when there exists faith that an outcome of this discipline is possible.