If you are inedic, you may notice a strange thing: people who spend time with you suddenly don’t feel hungry anymore. Even if they didn’t set out to follow your lead, you may have inadvertently transferred this energy to them. So, is inedia contagious?
So far I’ve had two people who are close to me tell me that they have experienced changes in their eating, which they attribute, somehow, to me.
A close friend of mine, who has struggled with weight all her life, shared with me that for some months now, she loses her appetite (and an unusual amount of weight) when she comes to visit me for the weekend. The effect goes away when she leaves. She comes to visit once a month or so, and usually stays for a night or two.
This could be some kind of placebo or psycho somatic phenomena, of course. So I decided to do an experiment. Without telling her, on her next visit I pulled my energy in and set the intention to shield her from the “inedic” energy.
She arrived expecting to lose her appetite and weight, as this had been happening consistently for a while. When mealtimes arrived, she was surprised (and a bit annoyed!) to find that she was hungry. She actually ate quite a bit during her visit, and I said nothing about my shielding until she was packing up to leave.
With her permission, I decided to do some more experiments. I wanted to see if I could “send” this inedic energy to her at a distance, or if it was dependent on proximity.
I told her that sometime over the next ten days I would send her the inedic energy. I didn’t tell her when, but I got her to agree to keep a journal every day to track her appetite, including sudden increases in desire for food, especially “naughty” foods that she would most likely try to refrain from eating.
Why track an increase in eating, especially off reservation foods? Because many people who have weight issues exhibit a perverse reaction to being liberated from their bodily appetites, and will snap into a rebellious eating binge as a response.
After the ten days, I asked her to share her findings, and they matched exactly the times I sent her the energy.
What does this prove? Well, nothing, yet. Just because something happened once doesn’t give a clear picture of what is causing it. There are too many factors to account for, such as the close relationship we have. I don’t know if this would work with strangers.
Another person who is close to me recently asked me if I had “sent her inedic energy” without telling her. Of course, I would never do that, not intentionally! I think it is important to gain a person’s permission to do things like that, though I fully admit that all kinds of things just happen, outside of any intention.
She had suddenly experienced a significant decrease in appetite. This was beneficial, since she had gotten into the habit of overeating for the past several months. But I had not intentionally sent her anything, so this may be another case of proximity and close relationship.
The first friend that I mentioned went on to take up a very healthy and light new eating regimen and has been steadily losing an amazing amount of weight, dropping dress sizes, which is really exciting. At this rate her overweight, which has been intractable her entire life, will all be gone in just a few months. The last we spoke, she said she was losing nearly a pound per day, without any great effort. This is astounding, and doesn’t really seem “possible.”
I’m not sure how this works, but I’m intrigued. I’d love to try this experiment with someone I’ve never met and see if there is any difference.