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Food Intolerance

July 18, 2012

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Questioner: A person came to talk to you about food intolerance. In your answer you said food intolerances have their root in something that happened earlier in life that the person couldn’t assimilate or felt poisoned by, and then gradually it manifests at the physical level later in life, and that the person needs to go back in a psychotherapeutic sense I guess, and heal that earlier problem. Was this really very much about that particular person or is it quite a common occurrence?

Munjiji: Our answer was specific to that situation you mention. The way to deal with it can vary from individual to individual, maybe past life regression, psychotherapy or simply to take some tablets, there could be many ways.

Q: So is the root of the problem for everybody through an earlier life event?

It is through a dissonance that took place which was taken into the body, often a younger body. So this receptivity cannot react, and builds a sphere of protection to cope but later on that natural protection becomes an intolerance. This is the general way it operates, intolerances are inviting something to be tolerated that cannot be tolerated under the skin, you understand.

It is similar to when you have a splinter and the skin grows over it but it then manifests as a little bump that shouldn’t be there because there has been an acceptance because there was no other way to deal with it at the time, and so that was the best way.

Food intolerance is similar in that this assimilation later on comes as a kind of difficulty also to assimilate life through an inability to assimilate food, and sometimes its not one single episode but a thousand little nagging things that have created that intolerance. Each individual will have a specific history which is quite different from the person we discussed this with, so that’s where its specific to the individual, but the principle is correct.

Sometimes people think they have an intolerance but its just an idea because they want to avoid this particular food for all kinds of different reasons. People often describe symptoms that are of their mind, they are not really in the body. So this has to be taken into account. Also what can be mistaken for food intolerance is a digestive problem of another type not directly related to one type of food or beverage. So a wider view has to be taken.

Eventually the body will alert you to the fact that you need to do something to create a new balance and that thorn needs to be taken out. So that’s why it is useful to look not only to the medical condition of taking the right food and the right tablets but also to the psychology of what produced intolerance.

Q: So putting this in a nutshell, what you’re saying is that food intolerance, unless its something that’s very much a mental construct and putting that to one side; but if it’s a genuine food intolerance to wheat or yeast or milk, it has its origins as a psychological problem and …

It has its own origin, we wouldn’t want to call it psychological, it has its origin in a dissonance that took place in an earlier time and in something that was put there that didn’t need to be put there. Of course the something that was put there was not physical, its emotional and the person had to carry something that didn’t belong to them and suddenly the balance with the life force is diminished by not being able to tolerate substances that should nourish you. Now of course when you talk about elements like milk, for example, you have to see how you are treating your cows. Maybe you are injecting and giving the wrong food to cows, so you see it can’t quite be completely isolated. This applies to other foods that are given chemicals to make them so called improved.

Q: Ok, it seems to become more complex than mere food.

Yes, another example is when suddenly you have an intolerance that you never had before that flares up because of a great level of stress, like your neighbour putting up a fence when you want some nice shrubs. We’re using that just as a silly example. So an intolerance can flare up but that will not be a pattern throughout life like eczema or other skin problems. In those cases the level of tolerance has been passed, perhaps the level of tolerating occupying a space together which could begin in the womb if the foetus and the mother are not compatible, if there is difficult karma, so it’s not straightforward. Staying with the example of feeling restricted, impinged upon by your neighbour, well what about when you are in the sac of your mother and your mother suffers a nervous breakdown or your mother suffers great anxiety because her husband is at war, or your mother suffers a great ambivalence because she doesn’t really want to have a child. As the baby grows in the womb all this tends to get registered in the physical body because the brain is less developed

Q: This phenomena of food intolerance it seems to be a modern phenomena, or are we recognising something that’s always been there?

Yes, its always been there,

….something environmental too?

The pollution you are creating to your animals, to your plants, all that contributes highly, highly, but when people have a food intolerance that is not within the last 3 or 4 years but has been going on most of their lives, then there is a pattern in that.

Q: And also, is it possible then that people become intolerant because they are buying into the collective conscious belief  that people are often intolerant of cows milk, so they take it on like a belief and then become intolerant.

What we said was there are those ones who follow the trend, if everybody is intolerant why shouldn’t I be as well, you see these are the fake ones.

What that means actually collectively is that people are becoming more intolerant of one another. What do they do, they isolate themselves from the collective responsibility and they become less tolerant of one another. So that is always an indication when somebody is slightly too precious about their health, their things, there is a lack of tolerance. Self absorption its very linked to that, and their intolerance of everything, even intolerant of their own life truly, they don’t like it you see. But it begins with not tolerating others around them, you see them as enemy.

Q: I’m always looking for practical approach so a check list might be:

  1. is this a sudden development in which case it’s not from an old pattern. 
  2. otherwise analyse where its coming from, is it coming from buying into a particular belief about it.
  3. looking at the way they view themselves and life and really honestly say “well maybe I’m a bit intolerant of myself and others”.
  4.   examine is this something that I’ve ingested much earlier in my life that is now expressing in this way.
  5. looking at environmental and pollution things, am I eating foods that have really been so processed that they’re bound to upset me.

Most of the time individuals are not very honest with themselves so they need to see  a practitioner, they need help they cannot do it alone. Really the points you just summarised  should be discussed with someone that can listen to you and detect your level of honesty. We’re not saying that you do not want to be honest but a practitioner can detect more easily your level of honesty. They can begin from the body or they can begin from the mind but they need to be a practitioner who does not isolate it as only a physical thing.  Most alternative practitioners don’t do that, they understand that, but on your own to tackle all those points you need some sincerity and some alertness.

Q: it seems to me it could be a long journey because part of that journey is awareness of yourself, and going to a practitioner, the practitioner won’t necessarily know whether you are irritable towards the world because you can present a nice persona that seems what it is, but gradually ….

What we are saying is that you need different practitioners for different people. Some people prefer to discuss things, others prefer healing, and some people just want tablets to be given and that may work for them, because it was more maybe in their mind and it was a good placebo. You don’t know, it is case by case, you cannot give one answer as to what would be the best thing, we are just presenting the issue, just opening it up a little bit.

Q: I switched from cows milk to soya milk because it seemed that cows milk was giving me spots and for many years soya was a good replacement but nowadays soya gives me spots.

Sure, because as human beings you have to continuously vary your diet, you shouldn’t stay every day with the same things. You need a fairly varied diet, and of course you always need certain nutrients but a variation is needed. Using a lady’s example, if you put a cream on your skin for a period, you notice that after a while you need to change the cream because the body is not receptive any more and that is the same with food you take. Its either become too habituated so some of the beneficial results will not be produced, or it needs a kaleidoscope of nourishment. It is not like water which you all need absolutely every day, always.

If you were taking every day lets say a composite nutrient that could be useful in a certain instance but then you need to change it so that the body can continuously better assimilate the nutrients. Well if you have a diet where you eat rice every day or pasta every day only, the body will become dull to the nutrients so that’s why variety is good. Its important to vary continuously so that there is a capacity in the flora and in the bacteria in the body to absorb those nourishments and not creating only a type of flora that can only digest this and not that. So its good to alternate and try what is best for you in this period of your life which maybe different from another time.

Well, that’s food for thought!

Yes a varied diet is important, not to be too repetitive. All right perhaps we’ll stop here.

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