Whether you believe it or not, you are a spirit, with a soul, living in a body (see previous post 'The three layers of life' for more information). The ‘soul’ is that part of you where your thoughts, feelings and ‘willpower’ live. This part is clearly not physical, as you cannot pick up a thought and stir it into your tea, but it is very real none the less. Thoughts and feelings have an immediate impact on your physical body. If you don’t believe this, just consider what happens when you receive a telephone call from somebody with devastating news. You feel lightheaded, perhaps sick in your stomach, weak, and faint yet no-one has physically touched you. That is the power of the mind. Your mind and emotions can influence and change your physical body.
So let’s say that you are a sensitive person. You have been battered around by life and may have even gotten into an emotionally abusive relationship. Your super computer has no specific area whose job and responsibility it is to protect and defend you. You are being attacked in the non-physical part of your being (i.e your mind and your emotions, your very soul). Verbal and mental/emotional abuse are very destructive and harmful, yet your super computer seems powerless to defend you. So it does the only thing it knows to do - it decides to protect you physically. It does this by putting layers and layers of physical fat around your physical body in an attempt to protect you from pain. Of course this does match up. Physical protection isn’t going to stop the pain of emotional abuse. But you can clearly see that there is an emotional connection to obesity.
For all the world this is like a ‘bug’ in an ordinary computer. While it is there, and it runs, it disrupts the program. The computer believes it is doing the right thing, but in reality it is not having the desired effect. So when dealing with stubborn excess weight in people, it is essential to consider the emotional aspect of their lives. It is very important to find out if they have indeed suffered a lot of abuse and emotional pain during their life. What is really interesting about this, is that the person you are talking to may, at this point in their life, appear to be quite happy. They have masked and covered up or buried the underlying issues, but the issues are still there and they are still driving the programs that cause their obesity. Fortunately, there is much that can be done to help people in this situation. By using NHD and some of the simple but effective techniques that it teaches, it is possible to defuse these deeper subconscious programmes. You might want to take the NHD training program to learn how to release stress from the subconscious and unconscious mind. Often the greatest things in life are simple, and NHD is no exception.