Dr. Deepak Chopra tells a powerful story in his book, Quantum Healing, that I want to share with you:
“An Ohio University study of heart disease was conducted by feeding quite toxic, high-cholesterol diets to rabbits in order to block their arteries, duplicating the effect that such a diet has on human arteries.
Consistent results began to appear in all the rabbit groups except for one, which strangely displayed 60% fewer symptoms. Nothing in the rabbits’ physiology could account for their high tolerance to the diet, until it was discovered by accident that the student who was in charge of feeding these particular rabbits liked to cuddle and pet them.
He would hold each rabbit lovingly for a few minutes before feeding it; astonishingly, this alone seemed to enable the animals to overcome the toxic diet.”
Repeat experiments, in which one group of rabbits was treated neutrally while the others were loved, came up with similar results.”
Additionally, studies have shown that cancer patients who attend support groups live an average of twice as long after diagnosis as those who don’t.
What is this secret weapon that can penetrate even the darkest, most toxic experiences?
It is love.
You may even call it God.
It is only when LOVE is channeled through human beings like the student loving the rabbits, or support groups like our Escape From Emotional Eating Retreats, where space is created for increased compassion, understanding and transformation, that love can penetrate the toxic darkness.
I have seen this happen year after year in the women who attend our retreats, called The ESCAPE.
Women who swore that they’d always need to lock up naughty foods are suddenly able to eat one of something – one bowl, one piece, one bite. Women who have never been able to lose weight suddenly find their clothes too baggy, their waistbands too loose.
Even those who have worked through their painful eating and lost weight, are still coming year after year. They call it coming home.
I share this with you, because your freedom from emotional eating doesn’t sit at the end of a grueling diet or a juice cleanse.
It sits in an intimate group of women, in a sea-side hotel in Cape May, NJ on a retreat called The Escape.
It’s time to approach emotional eating differently.
If you’re interested in learning more about our powerful, compassionate and transformational retreats called The Escape, I’d be happy to connect with you to explore more.
Submit your application now so we can start the discovery process.
These retreats are so powerful I’ve opened up 1 more spot. Is it yours?
Sending you love every minute of every day,
Excerpt from Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love.”