By Monica Corrado, MA, CNC, CGP

A very wise teacher of mine told me many years ago that “the thing is not the thing”. That was her way of encouraging me to look behind what was showing up on the physical plane for what was causal to its showing up. I have done so ever since, and I use this as a premise in my private practice and in my life. No matter how complicated a situation — or illness — may seem, there is ALWAYS a vibrational cause behind it. There is a reason that exists on another plane. There is always “the thing behind the thing”.

Chronic disease has a vibrational cause. In fact, every physical symptom does, “chronic” or not. Things — illnesses and cancers — do not just happen to us. They do not just come “out of the blue”. They are not random. Nor are they “punishments” by a vengeful God. Another wise teacher, or group of teachers, have said that physical symptoms come out of the “oblivious “. There was something going on chronically, that is, consistently, for a very long time, in the background that was not noticed. It was a consistent, ever present, default drive. You may liken it to the DOS program that runs behind the scene in computers. We never see it. We don’t notice it. But it is responsible for how and what things show up for us, and how things work on our computers. And so it is with our lives.

We have consistent, chronic, programming— thoughts and beliefs — that run in the background of our lives all the time. They are responsible for what shows up in our lives, both externally (circumstances and events) and internally (with our physical bodies). We are soused to these thoughts and beliefs running in the background that they go unnoticed.

Sometimes for a lifetime. Often, until an event happens in our lives that wakes us up, that challenges us to look, to question, to realize the “feeling tone” that was causal to the distress.

In my private practice, I work with people on many issues. Most of them come to me to talk about diet and their need to “eat better” so they can feel better and their symptoms can go away. I love to work with people to help them understand and access good food, real food, life-giving food. I enjoy a wonderful career of teaching people what I call Cooking for Well-Being, that I define as traditional cooking that helps people to be nourished and provides the physical body with what it needs to be well and thrive. Clean food and the cooking of it provides the foundation for wellness. However, all the good food in the world, prepared in the best way, as well as all the drugs, treatments, surgeries, therapies, cannot buck the current of what someone has going on vibrationally — what someone believes — whether they are aware of their thoughts and beliefs or not. That’s why cancer can be eradicated by surgery but then popup in another part of the body later. It can do that because the vibrational cause has not been cleared.

If you have a chronic illness, there is a chronic thought or belief pattern that is causal to it. It has created a vibrational field that continues to attract what matches it. This is not new to many of you; in fact, though the Law of Attraction has come into vogue in recent years, it is as old as the law of gravity.

Twenty years ago, Louise Hay heralded this idea in her then groundbreaking book, You can Heal Your Life. The good news is, vibrations can be changed. And it doesn’t have to be hard. However, in order to be successful, both levels must be addressed, both the target— the physical symptom — and the cause — the chronic pattern behind it. Thankfully, the idea that humans are vibrational beings is beginning to take hold. And there are many beautiful modalities that can be utilized to help to change your frequency so you may lead a happier, healthier life.

“In my private practice, I work with people on many issues. Most of them come to me to talk about diet and their need to “eat better” so they can feel better and their symptoms can go away.”

Monica Corrado, MA, CNC, CGP is a teaching chef and holistic Certified Nutritional Consultant who is passionate about illuminating the connection between food and well-being. A dynamic teacher, speaker, consultant, and author, she lives to share the tools, knowledge and inspiration to cook nourishing, traditional food, and to help people come to balance. In her private practice, Monica works with them to clear the cause of any symptoms or dis-ease in the body. For more information about Monica, see