Many of us begin our walk up the road to higher consciousness by becoming more aware of our health and how politics, industry, and our current societal paradigm shapes our experience of life. Little by little, as our awareness increases and our memories of our innate wisdom begin to awaken, these perceptions expand and unfold.
Last night, I was watching a well-made and worthwhile documentary on Netflix called The Magic Pill. The 2017 film delves into the age-old philosophy that the best medicine is food. After exploring global experience of chronic ailments by a variety of patients, the film extols the virtues of the ketogenic diet. When we eliminate carbohydrates from our diet (grains, sugars, most fruits) and replace them by meats, dairy products, vegetables, nuts and seeds, most people experience rapid improvement in their symptoms.
a diet that tends to promote the metabolic formation of ketone bodies by causing the body to use fat (rather than carbohydrate) as its principal energy source.
Our current Standard American Diet, which has spread around the globe, has us eating a low fat, high carbohydrate diet, which promotes the development of a multitude of health issues (which we were told we would avoid by adopting a low fat diet high in whole grains) including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and which aggravates the symptoms of autism and ADHD. A diet high in sugars and carbs creates an acidic environment in the body, favorable to anaerobic procreators such as cancer cells. Healthy cells require oxygen as fuel.
I have been aware of the ketogenic/intermittent fasting diets, which shares some similarities with the Paleo and Atkins diets, through Dr. Joseph Mercola’s work. He has been promoting intermittent fasting the the benefits of eating a high fat/low carb diet rich in whole natural (unprocessed or minimally processed) foods for years. The raw food movement is also popular. As humanity ascends in consciousness, the density of the human body will eventually decrease. The food needed for the higher frequency body would move towards pure light, air, and water. Until our DNA structures, minds, emotions, and entire metabolism evolve to vibrate at that higher frequency, we will still need some form of food to fuel our cells. Raw plants are the closest we can get to consuming sunlight. Dr. Sebi, a healer with active innate knowledge of plants and the human body, called such foods “electric foods”, which give our mitochondria the fuel they need to maintain flow and homeostasis.
What these diets do not take into account is our own consciousness, the consciousness of our cellular structure (the innate wisdom of the body), as well as the consciousness of plants, animals, and the planet.
Why is it that we are served an endless array of “miracle” solutions to our current health crises? Well-meaning people would like to find a single pathway to bring all people back to health. There are many reasons why a simple return for everyone back to a traditional diet is not as simple as it appears.
Because we are living in genetically diverse pool of people, for the most part, we are not certain of our heredity. We are all a mixed bag, some of us more than others. Indigenous groups of people who have never left their native soil and traditions are few and far between. Most of them, as reported in the film, have been diverted from their traditional diets by missionaries and colonialists, and have had their lifespans shortened dramatically in the process, and many now suffer from the chronic ailments that plague the peoples of the United States, Canada, and Europe.
This is where consciousness and tuning into our own bodies comes in. Because we have been separated by cultural amnesia from our traditional cultural diets and from a lifestyle that keeps us close to the Earth and its rhythms, and because we are exposed to so many toxins on a daily basis, we can no longer rely on tradition or on outside experts to tell us what we, as individuals, should eat from moment to moment, day to day.
We must become our own experts. To be healthy, we must remember our intuitive abilities. A meditation practice, or the discipline to sit quietly with oneself and perhaps with a journal and to learn to ask our body questions and to wait patiently for answers is a way to begin to hear what our body wants us to eat. It may vary from day to day. We can be creative, and find our own way to hear what our body wants to share with us.
For example, we could go to the grocery store, stop in front of a mango, a pear, a bunch of spring onions, and ask: this, or that? Then wait and see how you feel. If you feel without inner conflict, and get a good resonance from one food or another, then it is something your body wants. Or, you might just imagine in your mind’s eye what your body craves. There is no specific rule or way how to connect with your body and your inner self.
Post WWII German healer Bruno Groening always advised people to listen carefully to their bodies. Any symptoms you might experience in your body deliver critical information. Much of our contemporary pharmaceuticals merely disguise symptoms instead of interpreting them. Few medical practitioners attempt to understand what the body is trying to tell us is out of balance, or where we have been ignoring its attempts to communicate with us!
If you are anything like me, then you have cravings at certain times of the day. Are the cravings conditioned mental responses or emotional eating patterns? I often overeat or snack when I am bored, because I literally don’t feel fulfilled. When I am doing work that I enjoy or when I am outdoors, I don’t feel hungry or empty. I don’t even think about eating. Sometimes I eat to feel comforted. Working with our mental habits and conditioned ways of thinking about self is helpful. Emotional eating is often due to a misalignment of our true self with our lifestyle choices. I know that food should not be a drug, but much of our culture teaches us that this is so.
To become a conscious and intuitive eater, gratitude and communication with the beings and energies we are consuming is also vital. As we move from a system of separation and duality where our bodies are treated as machines and food as fuel to a unified way of life in which everything is connected in a web of energy, light, sound, information – then the way we interact with our bodies, with plants, animals, and with one another will change radically.
From my perspective, the plants, animals, trees, air, water, soil, rocks, insects, and the planet herself are conscious beings who appreciate our recognition. Traditional cultures bless food and harvests for several good reasons. And without being religious, we can adopt or create our own spiritual practice of gratitude and communication with the specific energies of the beings who so generously give of themselves for our well-being and health.
Before eating or feeding my dog (for some reason, I am more diligent about this with my dog than I am for myself, but I am promising myself to be more mindful about my own body and my own feeding!), I thank individually and collectively all of the plants, animals, our galactic family, soul family, inner Earth family, Gaia, our source creator, the central sun, the air, water, elementals, angels and guides for their gifts and support, love, beauty, generosity, and wisdom. I vortex into the food and my own body and the bodies of my family members and dog the highest frequency light codes, creating an intention for coherence in our bodies and our food.
This is how I create fractal patterns of light in the food, water, and our cellular structure, simply by using my words, my consciousness, my imagination – which are all tools enabling my ability to create. Similarly, I remove all low frequency energies from my body, my son’s body, my dog’s body, and from our food, releasing with gratitude and love anything that does not serve our highest expression of health on every dimension and timeline – mental, physical, emotional, etheric (light body), from our DNA, from our ancestral lines. I transmute these energies through the violet fire back into pure source light, which is pure creative energy.
Our cells require light, water, and love to function optimally. Love is the ultimate creative, organizing energy, and with our consciousness, we have the power to create health. Health is simply a state of highly organized energy in the microcosm of the body that is created from an expansive and coherent intention from a place of love. Disease or ill health is a decomposition or disorganization of energies which are functioning from a place where alignment, authenticity, and clear intentions are lacking. Every cell needs our love and our intuitive communication of a loving intention to keep our body healthy.
We live in a society which promotes incessant judgment of self and others. These constant stresses on our physical, mental, and emotional bodies are more punishing to our health than are GMOs, fluoride, environmental poisons and toxins, high carb diets, and the like. Without love, the human being and the human body cannot thrive and live long. Sunlight, oxygen, and water are forms of light and the carriers of light and cosmic information to our cells and to our DNA. The human being is an elaborate communication system that is able to transmit and receive information from and to the entire Universe.
For thousands of years, we have not been using our powers. Like Rip Van Winkle in Washington Irving’s short story, we have been deeply asleep, and we have forgotten how magnificent we once were, and still are. We have allowed experts and authorities to tell us how to behave, how to eat, what kind of work to do, what and who is beautiful and what is ugly. We judge, divide, identify, discriminate without even realizing that this behavior is a destructive choice, until all we feel is stress, sadness, and anger. We live in pretense, and we can’t remember who we are.
When we wake up and begin to remember, we take back our power. We remember that we already know so much. Taking baby steps or leaps, we can all move at our own pace and find our own way back to being in touch with the magnificence of our bodies, minds, and hearts. A multidimensional being is so much more than a digestive system. We are all beings of light, and a being of light feeds on love, and projects love out into the world.