Eat. . . Think. . . Heal
by Margaret Bridgeford,
Dominating nature is an obsession for humans, says Bridgeford, and we are paying the price. In Eat. . . Think. . . Heal, Bridgeford tells the story of her journey from conventional farmer to energy healer. That journey began, she says, before she was born, with the 1947 decision to convert an Alabama wartime factory making nitrogen for weapons into a fertilizer factory. Bridgeford’s family owned a large grain and livestock farm that employed the latest and most “scientific” strategies to achieve financial success. In the end, the family had to sell the farm, but not before years of regret about their growing disconnection from the land, disconnection that resulted in stroke, depression, chronic fatigue, autoimmune conditions and a string of emotional breakdowns.
There are signs that man’s awareness may be evolving to a new level, says Bridgeford, and this book is a chronicle of that journey for her and her family. Bridgeford came to realize that the ground of all matter is energy, whether the energy in our food, the energy in electricity, the subtle energies that infuse all life on the planet, and even the energies generated by our conscious and unconscious thoughts.
Beneficial energies begin in the soil, but these have been thwarted by the artificial fertilizers produced in former weapons factories. Bridgeford argues, along with many others, that these instigated the long decline in human health. Along the way, animals were herded into feed lots and natural manure fertilizer no longer nourished agricultural land as it should.
Like so many others for whom an interest in healthy food has provided a stepping stone to an interest in alternative healing, Bridgeford soon began to explore the science of subtle energies. She explains how emotions have waveforms, and these are as much a part of our bodies as the shape of our nose. As we have learned from Dr. Cowan, the heart is the most powerful generator of electromagnetic energy in the human body; in fact, when people touch or are in proximity to each other, one person’s heartbeat signal is registered in the other person’s brain waves. Our emotions and thoughts can even influence our DNA.
Bridgeford eventually became a healer using the Dawson Program, which views the body as a naturally self-creating, self-correcting system when given the opportunity to be so. Visit her website at www.margaretbridgeford.com.au.
I highly recommend this book for those interested in widening their outlook on health and healing; it contains a lot of fascinating information presented in a clear and a gentle way. Thumbs Up!
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2018.