Access Consciousness® is often described as a set of tools and processes that can change anything in your life that isn’t working. In a previous series of articles, some ways that the Access “Ten Commandments” can be used to change your money situation were discussed. Now some of the ways that the Ten Commandments can affect your body are being discussed.
The Ten Commandments are the subject of the newest Access Consciousness® book titled Ten Keys to Freedom, by best selling author and Access Consciousness® founder Gary Douglas and Dr. Dain Heer.
In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the full list of all Ten Commandments. This article is the fourth in a series that will explain more fully how every single one of them can apply to your body. This article focuses on the third commandment: Live as the Question, Not as the Answer.
- Would an infinite being really choose this?
- Everything is just an interesting point of view.
- Live in 10-second increments.
- Live as the question, not as the answer.
- No form, no structure, no significance.
- No judgment, no discrimination, no discernment
- No drugs of any kind
- No competition.
- Do not listen to, tell, or buy the story
- No exclusion
Have you noticed how much we look for answers for what’s occurring in our bodies? When it really bothers or puzzles us, we go to medical doctors or others to find out what their answer is. Does this create more possibility for us healing our bodies, or less? Medical doctors in particular are experts in answers. Isn’t a “diagnosis” a label that defines what’s going wrong with your body?
This is not to say that a diagnosis is never useful. If it’s something you require, what if you were to consider it just an interesting point of view, rather than something handed down by God in a white coat? What if you used the diagnosis to ask more questions about what’s going on and what your body requires, instead of looking at your body as a problem to be solved?
What if you were to approach your body from the point of view that there’s nothing wrong with it? One great question you could use is, “Body, what’s right about this I’m not getting?”
As Douglas points out, truly using this commandment means not just putting a question mark at the end of a statement, but living as the question. If you were willing to live as the question at all times with your body, you could even consult your medical doctor, naturopath, or chiropractor, listen to the “answer” they will most likely give you, and then ask if that’s true for your body, if what they recommend is what your body really requires, and if there’s something else you require to know about what’s going on.
Science expects everyone’s body to be the same and have the same requirements for drugs and supplements every day. Is that really true? What if we were as different on the inside as we are on the outside?
One man Douglas worked with saved his own life by being in the question with his body. His medical doctor prescribed a blood pressure medication. The man used the Access technique (see below) of asking his body a question about it. His body gave him such a strong “NO!” that he said it almost slammed him against the wall behind him.
Douglas suggested he consult another medical doctor, who told him that if he’d taken the medication prescribed by the first doctor, it would have killed him.
How do you ask your body a question? If muscle testing of yourself is something you can easily do, that is one method. This never worked for Gary so he developed the following method. Hold the substance in question out in front of you, at your solar plexus. Ask, “Body would you like to ingest this?” If your body leans forward, that’s a yes. If it leans backwards, that’s a no. (Extreme leaning backwards was what occurred for the man in the above example.) If your body does neither or moves sideways, most likely you are not asking the right question.
Additional questions you could ask are, “Body, would you like to ingest this sometime in the next week?” (If yes you could save yourself another trip to the grocery or supplement store by buying it now….) “Body would you like this to be next to you?” A yes to that question indicates your body would like to have the substance in your pocket so it can extract what it requires without your having to actually swallow it. Weird, yes, but if you ask that question and get a yes, doesn’t it make you feel light?
A woman who used this method of asking her body questions ate whatever her body asked for and lost 75 kilos without leaving sagging skin or wrinkles from the excess weight. When she was looking at her arm and wishing it to be thinner, she just asked, “Body what would it take for this to be firm and thin?” and then followed the energy of what her body revealed to her.
You might find living as the question with your body will give you more awareness. For instance, do all of those magazine and television recommendations about the latest and greatest supplement come from answer or question? What if you were to ask your body if the recommendation du jour was something it would enjoy and benefit from before investing in the latest exercise equipment or supplements?
If you’re willing to live in the question, your body can then give you information in curious ways. One woman who went from a size 18 to a size 4 in a period of months had been asking her body what it would take to lose weight. One day she was walking through the park and her body practically catapulted her over a park bench to find out what diet book the women sitting there were talking about. She bought the book and followed its recommendations with great success. Did it work because it was the greatest diet book ever, or because she was able to identify what would work for her by asking and living in the question?
Does it seem strange to you to be addressing your questions to your body? Have you considered that you and your body might have different points of view? Many things that you think you are doing are actually done by your body.
As Dr. Dain Heer, author of Embodiment, the Manual You Should Have Been Given when You Were Born, points out, “You don’t eat, your body eats. You don’t exercise, your body does. You don’t wear clothes, your body does. You don’t have sex, your body does. Doesn’t it make sense to consult your body about what effects it?”
It’s quite easy to find out what your body would like to eat if you’re eating in a restaurant. Usually it’s the first thing to pops out at you on the menu, whether you think you like it or not. Or you could close your eyes and run you finger down the list of entrees and ask your body to show you which one it would like.
It may sound weird, but those who have tried it report that ordering what your body would like can bring you food that’s more orgasmic than you imagined possible. How much fun would that be?
If you were willing to be really daring, you could give up comparing yourself to those airbrushed models in the magazine and ask your body what it would like to look like. “Not every body wants to look like Twiggy,” Gary points out. “There isn’t a single body type that hasn’t been seen as desirable in some time or some culture.” What if you were to be grateful to your body instead of judging it? What else could it create for you?
What creative questions could you come up with to ask your body? How much fun could you have doing it?
More information on the Ten Commandments of Access Consciousness® can be found in the form of the new book, Ten Keys to Total Freedom, as well as a 10 call series on the Ten Commandments. Each commandment is explored in depth for 90 minutes. All of these are available from the Access Shop.