I've been exploring the concept that everything we consume has an energy to it, and that certain foods have higher vibrations than others. It seems that paying attention to this type of food quality is more important than counting calories.
This includes how close the food is to its natural state, how fresh it is, if it's organic, who prepared it, their emotional state during the preparation process, and the amount of appreciation felt and quality of attention while eating it.
There's a reason no one can quite duplicate Gramma's cookies even with the recipe in hand...
Here's a passage that takes this kind of thinking even further:
from "Healing" in
No Time for Karma
We have been told to bless our food before we eat it. The reason is because consciousness creates reality in our diet too. When we direct energy from our hands into our food, we literally alter the chemical make up. If we put our hands on the sides of a cookie plate and visualize light and energy running through our hands and we recognize that energy as the essence of God, we will be eating the healthiest food that we could possibly consume.
Many Silva graduates have done an experiment that all of us can do at home. Buy two similar looking tomatoes. Set one of them on a plate and put it where it will not be disturbed for several weeks. Take the other one to your meditation spot. Do your relaxation and release ritual. Then spend ten minutes with your hands around the tomato, visualizing light and love passing through it from one hand to the other. Put this tomato on a plate, mark it so you know which is which, and put it aside for several weeks. One spoils and one dehydrates, still edible. See? The masters knew about preservatives too. But their preservatives aren't hard on our bodies, they heal our bodies.
The foods that we require as individuals may not be found in nutrition books. We each have karmically conditioned bodies. We have been conditioned by lifetimes of cellular memory of what we survived on and adapted to. Our bodies are much more than a physical instrument - - they are the remembrance of previous existences in the physical domain. This has been clinically proven. There are people with multiple personalities who demonstrate intolerance to certain foods, but when they shift to a different personality there is an entirely new set of foods that they are allergic to. It is the belief system that controls the body. It is a cellular memory of your historical self that determines which eating habits work for you. It has nothing to do with what the nutritionists or overeaters anonymous or Weight Watchers have to say. The longest lived civilizations on the earth have an average life span of over one hundred years and they eat the most ungodly things. Some of them survive mainly on sugar cane. But the primary ingredient in their lifestyle is a lack of stress.
The Entheos 2007 CD is now available for free download. I am featured playing flute on the first track :)
Entheos Audio Archive 1.0
Entheos Audio Archive 1.0 features a blissful assortment of intelligent psychedelic downtempo and visionary ambient electronica from the west coast of Canada and the United States. It was originally compiled by Akhentek of the Entheogenetic Label Group and released on CD as a free gift for all attendees of the inaugural Entheos summer solstice festival and conference in 2007. The high-resolution artwork included in each package doubles as the festival map and stage schedule; this should give you a feel for the event. Be sure to check out the Entheos web site for information on this year’s gathering, to be held on the Sunshine Coast, B.C.
To get the 2008 CD, come to this year's Entheos!
today at the tax office (my temporary job which is almost over!) a woman came in with a small child
he started to have a bit of a tantrum and to shut him up she gave him a treat
I thought to myself, "he's whining because he knows she'll give him a treat to avoid making a scene" and upon thinking that he turned and looked me in the eye with an evil glare (the kid was maybe 3 years old) that communicated a distinct manipulative intelligence
this bit of lazy parenting reflected some issues of my own around using consumption to assuage my own emotional agitations & pointed towards the fact that whatever energy or entity is at the root of my difficulties around food and eating may have a consciousness of its own...
tonight I drink water
the old way hurts
the transition is worse
but if we endure
we find the cure
and then for sure
we become more pure
a useful email forward that came around today...
Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, and other petroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some other liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.
One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, it minimizes the evaporation.
If there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom. Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.
This is one of the most valuable things I've learned about in recent weeks.
I also love the use of the English language on this site...
Smile Meditation is a method that combines "Smile" (that is an integral part of every living Existence) with Meditation (a Neutro state of the unlimited mind) to give birth to a definitive channel that creates harmony.
In fact every living creature is an initially smiling existence. Smile meditation allows a person to be aware of his smilic nature and see smile in every object of this world and in any situation.
Here's a talk by a brain scientist who describes the experience of having a stroke which led to a mystical experience of the One-ness... it gives a fascinating perspective.
As a result of seeing this I'm finding focusing on my physical right brain to be of assistance in calming mental chatter!
Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight
So who are we? We are the life force power of the universe, with manual dexterity and two cognitive minds. And we have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world. Right here right now, I can step into the consciousness of my right hemisphere where we are -- I am -- the life force power of the universe, and the life force power of the 50 trillion beautiful molecular geniuses that make up my form. At one with all that is. Or I can choose to step into the consciousness of my left hemisphere. where I become a single individual, a solid, separate from the flow, separate from you. I am Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, intellectual, neuroanatomist. These are the "we" inside of me.
Which would you choose? Which do you choose? And when? I believe that the more time we spend choosing to run the deep inner peace circuitry of our right hemispheres, the more peace we will project into the world and the more peaceful our planet will be. And I thought that was an idea worth spreading.
Who are the Indigo Children?
(also appears in: Re:Connection Magazine)
"Indigo Children" is a label being used to describe young people who show special intellectual, spiritual, artistic, empathic, and/or other gifts born in the last 20 years or so. While gifted children have always existed, it seems to many that their numbers are on the increase.
It is reported that there are young people now who show extraordinary traits such as the ability to speak far earlier than their peers, exceptionally precocious artistic talent, seemingly magical healing powers, and even the ability to communicate psychically with one another. Those who perceive bioenergetic fields as colour and light say these children's auras have a strong indigo hue. There are even new terms for supposedly even more advanced children such as "Crystal Children" or "Rainbow Children."
Categorizing children using labels (as in "my child is and yours isn't") is counterproductive. What is more important is to work towards reforming education so that the special educational and emotional needs of gifted children are met, which they often are not. Many are born into families unable to nurture their gifts, and many more are diagnosed as hyperactive (or "ADD") and put on prescription drugs because they are not able to fit comfortably into the paradigms of traditional education.
For those children lucky enough to have supportive parents, there are new educational models being created to meet their needs, allowing for greater open expression of creativity and opportunities for unstructured exploration. Bright children who struggled in "normal" schools often thrive in these environments.
There is both support for and skepticism about the concept that Indigos even exist. Are these children part of a new and growing phenomenon or is this a New Age idea designed to appeal to doting parents who want to believe their children are somehow special?
Based on personal observation, I believe that Indigos are real, and that they represent the acceleration of human evolution to the point where we can observe its effects within our lifetime. May we all evolve along with them.
The Indigo Children Website
supplemental website for the original book on the topic, a rich resource of information
Wikipedia Page on Indigos
contains links to further information and articles
Skeptic's Dictionary Page on Indigos
a good summary and contrasting viewpoints