Why Don't We Take Care of Ourselves?

My Dear Friends,

We are not paying enough attention to our health. Not as individuals, and certainly not as a planet. This is the single most important factor in our physical lives, and most of us are simply not paying enough attention to it.

Conversations with God observes that our planet is populated by sentient beings of a rather primitive nature, and that what separates primitive beings from the highly evolved beings of the Universe is a particular behavior of highly evolved beings.

Says CwG: “They observe what is so, and they do what works."

We do not.

We observe what is so and do not see it, or, worse yet, pretend that it isn’t so. Or we observe what is so, and do not do “what works,” because we simply don’t care what is so. Or we observe what is so, and we say that we care, but we do nothing to demonstrate that we care.

This is particularly true when it comes to how we manage our own health. Most of us don’t create our health, we react to it. Recent studies show that 50 percent of all deaths and 70 percent of all illness in America are self-inflicted. Read that “self-inflicted,” meaning those illnesses could have been avoided; meaning death did not have to occur due to those causes.

And just what are those causes? They could all be lumped into one major (and embarrassing) category: lack of self-discipline. Specifically, improper diets, inadequate exercise, use of tobacco, and alcohol abuse. Also, personal living habits that create stress.

Recently, I presented a two-day seminar on the messages in CwG. The room was filled with what I felt to be very conscious people, yet I was amazed at the number of them (nearly half) who, on their breaks, went outside to have a smoke. I observed an even greater number who ate red meat at every meal.

And when we talked about living habits in the group discussion, I could see that many in the room (most, actually) were still creating lifestyles filled with deadlines, pressure, and lack of career or personal fulfillment. All of this leads to stress.

Scientists and doctors report that stress is the number one cause of chronic illness in America today, that 40 percent of our citizens (that’s over 100 million people) now suffer from some form of chronic disorder, and that those numbers are predicted to only get worse.

Chronic disease is described as a disease for which modern medicine says there is no cure. These include heart disease, asthma, arthritis, migraines, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s—terrible diseases that last for years, many of them causing recurring pain. Fully 69 percent of all hospital admissions are for treatment of chronic illness.

Sadly, all that hospitals can offer is palliative care. Few providers offer treatment approaches that address the cause of all this illness, although all of them know the cause—just as do the people who are experiencing the chronic illness.

In America today we do not have a health care system, we have a disease care system. It seeks to take care of people with diseases. It does nothing to take care of people with good health, to allow them to keep their good health, yet this is the single most effective means of improving the overall health of our nation and cutting medical care costs in this country. All of the evidence to that effect notwithstanding, our priority in America is treatment of disease, with less than 1 percent of our trillion-dollar annual health budget earmarked for prevention.

What is needed here is education... and persuasion... and, in my view, a spiritual conversion. Too many of the people who call themselves “spiritual” are not spiritual enough to want to take optimum care of their own bodies. And I’m afraid that I’ve been included in that very group. Yet, if we really want to evolve as a species, we may benefit from taking the first and most elementary step in the evolutionary process: keeping ourselves alive, and doing it longer.

There are signs that we are beginning. For the first time in history, more Americans are going to alternative health care providers than to allopathic physicians. That points to a trend that has begun as a result of greater public awareness of the availability of those alternative approaches, and of their effectiveness.

What is needed now, if we truly choose for the human race to evolve to the next level, is all-out commitment. That means you and me.

If you’re smoking, you may now want to stop.

If you’re drinking alcohol, you may want to limit yourself to a very occasional sip.

If you’re eating red meat every day, you may want to cut back.

If you’re not engaged in a program of regular exercise, you may want to start one.

If you’re feeling worried, pressured, and stressed out much of the time, you may want to try a little meditation now and then. (Like, daily.)

All of these are preventative measures. They will help you stay outside of that group of four in ten Americans (if you are an American), with chronic illnesses. And speaking of prevention, do a little chiropractic every now and then, not just when you’re in pain. Treat yourself to a full-body massage once in a while. And ask the boss if it could be worked out for a massage therapist to come to the office once or twice a week to give those neat little 15-minute hand, back, and neck massages. Watch the stress go way down, and the production go way up.

Find out about acupressure and acupuncture. Visit an aroma therapist. Check out a local reflexologist. And make regular visits to your naturopathic physician.

And straighten out your diet. You’ve been promising to do it for a long time.

There’s a great deal more you can do. You can begin to do as highly evolved beings do. Observe “what’s so” (smoking causes cancer, starches make you fat, a constant diet of red meat is bad for you, etc.), then do “what works.”

Decide that you really care for yourself. Or, if you can’t go there, decide that you really care about your loved ones—who do not want you to leave your body for a very long time.

Here’s to better health, and better health habits, for all of us.

With Love,



antoinette atanasoff 8th October 2015 1:21 pm

Neale I absolutely agree with you. However, I am retired and cannot afford any longer to go to an acupuncturist or any alternative doctor since they do not accept medical insurance. There are many that would truly prefer an alternative holistic health care individual - but they are expensive and it usually requires more than a one time visit. It would help if the insurance companies would accept them as true health practitioners and pay for at least some of the services. We are all responsible to and for the planet's condition and to our health and welfare as vehicles for God upon the human scene - we need aware friends like you to remind us. Bless you and thank you.

cyndy 8th October 2015 1:32 pm

There are so many practitioners on YouTube. Many ways and methods that might resonate with you.
Here is one example of a tapper, EFT Brian Yates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6Ua7T01cdY_decode_entities("", "amp", "...

GAF 8th October 2015 4:09 pm

Neale, Antoinette, Cyndy, I might dare to challenge you all further.

Why even chiropractor or massage?

I don't have the money to be doing those things. But one does not need physical manipulations of their body to clear those kinks out of either muscles or joints. Do this - lay down and use your mind's eye to go find that knot or kink. It may take a bit of an effort to pinpoint the right place, but when I do this, I get a jolt, a convulsion and a clearing when my mind's eye hits just the right spot. It might be a bit more challenge to then hold focus just right on that spot but keep after it until it fully clears.

EFT works well for all levels of healing and it's free. Gary Craig, the creator of it, wanted it to be free. It's easy to learn and you don't need anyone else to help you with it. Find the manual for it free online somewhere.

Neale, I can't give red meat the bad rap you are. Refined and processed carbs do far more damage. We need protein to be healthy and if you find yourself ungrounded, eat a natural / organic steak.

Gaia Ascension Forerunner (GAF)

zorro 8th October 2015 7:04 pm

In light of Mercury going direct tomorrow, might we have it all backwards?

Empaths Awash - Tap Me.
eM paT - hsawA shtapmE.

zorro 8th October 2015 7:51 pm

High Vibe foods for me...however all vibes are raised by a blessing. Which came first? The high vibe food in the body, or the consciousness to want to eat it in the first place? The happy loving heart is a dietary alchemist and genetic genie. Your "gaze" changes the food game, and determines the quality of the next meal, as well. The law of attraction applies here, as it is an issuance of the heart that inhances or defiles the man, and builds momentum on a future outcome in vibration, physical health, and appearances in general. We are all physicians. We all are invited to maintain the vibration of health.

zorro 9th October 2015 1:30 pm

My Dear Son,
We are not paying enough attention to our blessing our worlds. Not as individuals, and certainly not as a planet. This is the single most important factor in our physical lives, and most of us are simply not paying enough attention to it.

At a recent gathering several attended to hear more of CwG. Meat was furnished by someone. Whether five loaves and 2 fishes or just balogna sandwuches, I ask you. "Who is the Source of that provision? Could it be the one you are having conversations with and for whom the multitudes have gathered? So, by appearances the substance was not of the highest vibration. Counter- intuitively, it matters not to me if anyone points this out. Blessing the meat is blessing the Source and all who will then partake of the inter-cellular provision. When food is blessed it does a number of things, but I will mention two. It changes the health of the bless-er in a flash, and infuses the food with My love which will then be partaken by all and transform their cellular states. Meat, quinoa, or cake, same principal.

Thank you, bless you!

Tamara Reinquist 2nd February 2016 9:30 pm

Amazing message as always Neale ~ thank you for sharing your wisdom. I know for me that I always wanted to eat natural and healthy and organic like you suggest but it was far more expensive than eating unhealthy food (for some reason that seems very odd to me... but anyways...). So I got creative and started searching for ways to do it on a budget and I found some great resources here: consciouslifestylemag.com/eating-healthy-on-a-budget-organic I know a lot of lightworkers are really struggling financially but their heart is in the right place and they want to eat organically, which makes it difficult. This list really helped me and I hope it helps you too...

Taking care of the body/ourselves is so important that we need to prioritize it and get creative about finding ways to make it happen! No excuses :thumbs:

kleinE 8th February 2016 9:10 am

We have forgotten our own value. This is the biggest reason we don’t take care of ourselves. If you don’t understand your own importance in the Big Plan, taking care of yourself seems pointless. Reminding you of your place in God’s plan is my first and most important task. - Elly Kleinman


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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now famous conversation with God.


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