Happy 4th Everyone! I think that this has been the most relaxing 4th of July I’ve ever had and I have with it a deep sense of peace. Brett and Alexis are out having fun with their friends swimming and seeing people, we had a nice family BBQ yesterday, went up north for a half a day and today spent pretty much all of it, (just Eric and me), out on the deck. The weather has been so beautiful!
I have had the book “The Sunfood Diet Success System” by David Wolfe for about 9 years or so. I found out about it from a woman in my meditation group whom I was also working with at the time….I remember reading that I could eat as much as I wanted as long as it was raw and lose weight….I was all for that! I tried it, I didn’t really read the book, just the part that said I could have as many avocados and mangos as I wanted….and I did….I didn’t lose weight. The book has pretty much been on the shelf since. As you know I have done the raw food diet since and have kept to 60-75% raw. I actually never did go 100% raw because I was using kefir and yogurt for protein and they are pasteurized, (cooked), but I still had some amazing results in my few short months of following it. Emotional baggage surfaced and left. Weight just fell off, which meant that I got to eat more. My energy was abundant. My outlook was very positive. I really enjoyed it…so why did I stop? Convenience. I didn’t want my life to be any more restrictive than it was with the no sugar no flour so I slowly started eating more and more cooked foods and more and more animal proteins….mostly eggs, yogurt and cheese…..sometimes chicken, fish or beef….but not much.
For the past few months the thought of doing it again will pop into my head with excitement….but then I think, no, it’s too much work and more restriction….and what I do is fine. I’m healthier than I have ever been, my weight is stable, I look better than I ever have, I’m happy, etc…why fix what isn’t broken? So I haven’t changed. Last week I took “Esoteric Healing II”, it’s more energy work….that really helped make some things really come together for me in so many ways…but that’s not why I’m talking about it. On the last day we did a meditation, and in this meditation where we connected with our Higher Selves and God, we also connected to a group of teachers….when you do energy work, you get spiritual help. In my meditation and in my “group”, I only saw one face, David Wolfe’s. I thought that was odd and really didn’t think much more about it. The next day the image was strong in my thoughts so I asked God if He were directing me to David Wolfe and raw foods….I got the feeling to go and find this book and read it….I usually comb the internet for information like that, he has a lot of You Tube videos, a web site….a couple of them actually….my point is that reading this book was the furthest thing from my mind….I have seen it, didn’t really get it…..and it’s huge….about an inch and a half thick….but I found it and started reading it. This time it has made perfect sense to me….a lot has changed over the past 9 years…..and this book is awesome! It also tied into the spiritual healing and work that I do….it connected more dot’s…..and it gave me the desire to do it again….it gave real meaning to it, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I also really appreciated how he goes about it in the book….slow but sure rather than and over night complete change then binge because it’s too much…..it just makes sense on all levels, more now than ever. I read the entire book this weekend….it’s actually a very good reading book. Now my intent is to go through it again and actually do the exercises he has at the end of the chapters as well as go more raw again. He says that if you do 95% raw, you get 95% results but if you do 100% raw, you get 1000% results….sounds like a great investment to me! I’m not going to do it over night though, I have more to learn on how I’m going to do it….but I have a good idea, Cea HOW rules are still the top priority.
I just wanted to share that with you and invite you to do this with me….and like always, I will be letting you know how it’s going : )