At a recent workshop we ran about Elevating Health and Healing the Body, eating Plant Foods and aligning with our higher purpose, I was struck by a number of things. I want to share these with you. Forgive me if I rant on occasions and even get heated, but the area of health, vitality, beliefs and what we are doing here on Planet Earth is a subject that I feel very strongly about, so what you will be feeling is my passion, not my judgement.
First thing I was struck by is how stuck so many people are. How dis-empowered and confused and unaware. AND IN THEIR MINDS!
So many have lost body consciousness, intuition and the connection with God, but have replaced this loss with entrenched beliefs and opinions that are compounded by the acidic diets and lifestyle choices. I see a lot of very constipated people out there – and get this -EVEN IN THE SO CALLED SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY!
When ‘spirituality’ is only of the mind and not deeply felt in the body as inner knowing, it is little more than ‘book knowledge’, that is, it is a new set of beliefs that have replaced the old ones. That might be ok for some people, but it is not to be confused with removing beliefs, seeing through illusions, stripping away everything that is false and standing naked in the mystery of LIFE.
If you want the truth, you have to burn for it, you have to want it more than anything else ever. It is not the easy comfortable option. It is the tough option, you have to dig into the dirt of your beliefs, your life, everything you have taken to be true, and you have to question EVERYTHING.
Only when you know yourself can you really heal yourself.
And only when you heal yourself can you truly know yourself.
Having strong opinions does not lead to wisdom. It just leads to war. You will always meet someone with stronger opinions and that means war.
Know yourself as you truly are goes beyond opinions and beliefs. It may incorporate them, but only fluidly. Knowing yourself as you truly are connects you with the source of being.
You were consciousness first before human, and you will be consciousness when the body dies. AND YOU ARE CONSCIOUSNESS NOW WHILE YOU ARE IN THE BODY. What is it that we are identifying with? One identification leads to joy and gratitude and love, the other to fear, suffering and limitation, and rigid opinions.
My point is this. You cannot just eat the right foods and get to happiness. As the saying goes, ‘You cannot eat your way to God‘.
Something else has to change, and that something is you.
The second thing I noticed at the weekend was how easy it is for people to feel confused about what to do about lifestyle and diet changes. We are led to believe these days that our health is a complex affair. Well think about that for a moment.
Nature has been doing this business of life creation for millions, billions of years. God as Nature has created A LOT of creatures, plants etc, most of whom thrive very well in their natural state. But when Man intervenes in the process, makes it so very complicated, these natural ways are lost and sickness becomes the norm. Animals from the domesticated dogs and cats to wilder creatures get sick because of the foods we serve them!
And that also means that mankind itself, in its original and natural state, can actually live quite simply. To me that means one thing.
HEALTH IS QUITE SIMPLE..but
MAN IS VERY COMPLEX, When he is in his mind and not in his heart and body.
It is us who makes it complicated and blames it on nature.
When we find our true nature, and we remove the complicated processed and indigestible foods from our diets we will begin to find that things are becoming more and more simple.
Yes, we can drop our addiction to complexity by following two roads, they both lead us home.
Road One: KNOW THYSELF
Road Two: HEAL THYSELF
Eating as naturally as possible is the best way to simplify and re-naturalize the body. And before you say ‘I don’t know where to start its too complicated!’ I will say…
Start where you are. Feed the body something natural. Fruit, Greens, Salad. Think Alkaline, get some air, drink only pure spring water, do some exercise. That is not rocket science.
And when it comes to searching for the truth of who you are….Meditate, go into nature, relax, listen to silence, stop everything for a moment, look at the stars and then go inside yourself, breathe. That also is not rocket science.
The journey to well being is not a theoretical journey, it is a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual journey. You can only walk it one step at a time. The path unfolds before you as you walk. All it needs is your willingness, your trust and your persistence.
If you continue to wait before you act you are doing yourself a big dis-service. Modern Western medicine wants you to think it is all very complicated. It wants you to think in terms of disease. It has created thousands of new diseases in the last hundred years, and that provides chemical and pharmaceutical companies with opportunity.
I was talking with someone who relayed a very frightening story that may impact your health or the health of friends or loved ones.
He was working for an advertising and marketing company as a film man. He sat in on a meeting about sales and marketing. It was about the diabetes tests that are performed routinely in the west. Remember every test makes this company money. They were talking about the Asian market and how small it was, which means low numbers of diabetes. Now to me that’s a good thing – BUT NOT TO THEM!. They were very disappointed by the sales and figures…But…AND GET THIS
They were very optimistic that with the systematic introduction of fast food restaurants currently taking place in the East the market would expand incredibly and prove very favorable!
I don’t know whether you can see the inhumanity here, but I see it clearly. They are talking about our lives and our health as though we are sales figures, no more no less. That is the norm. And that is why I say…
YOU CANNOT WAIT. ACT NOW AND SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE.