Like most people who question why we eat what we eat, I began by wanting to lose weight. During puberty I began to put on pounds. My dancing and gymnastics were dwindling and my appetite was increasing. I remember coming home from school (always to an empty house since both parents had to work to maintain a lifestyle they thought we needed) and eating a whole loaf of bread with peanut putter and honey. Looking back at those days I wonder what was I trying to numb myself from. Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s I remember nightmares about the bomb and fallout and being trapped outside, no one willing to let me in to escape the fallout. I remember at 11 years old my parents telling me that at 16 they would get me a nose job. I didn’t realize until then that I had a big nose. By the way, I never did get that nose job, instead at 16 I ran away from home. I didn’t want a nose job. I wanted to know “what is real? What is this life all about?” Nose jobs, face lifts, fancy cars, skinny bods, money, boring and stifling jobs, the Viet Nam War? Are these really the things we want to aspire to? Is this our legacy?
At 18 I went to Hawaii with $275 and a sleeping bag. Most of the people I met there were looking for the perfect wave, God, sex, the perfect body. Not necessarily in that order. At least there, I discovered that there was more to life than food. I discovered God was everywhere and most visible in nature. I discovered Ehret and found out how wrongly I had been taught to eat. I spent the next few decades trying to correct those bad habits. Still working on it, I’ll let you know how I’m doing as we go.
In my lifelong personal, and seemingly futile search for the perfect body, I have been discovering a wealth of other things. Things much more important than anything I thought was worth aspiring to in my younger days. I know that we are all connected and that what we do to the least of us matters and affects all of us. I include every living thing in that thought. If we don’t respect the land and the living things on it, we don’t respect ourselves. If we try to kill every single creepy crawly thing in our garden we are killing ourselves. If we continue to think about me me me we will lose everything.
This modern techno life that surrounds us is constantly bombarding us with information. Not information that we need for true happiness, mind you , but information that will make someone else money. Eat this! Buy this! And when it makes you sick, they can make so much more money cutting you up and filling you full of drugs that will just make you sicker. None of it is meant to heal, just cover the symptoms. In other words to numb you even more. If they can strip you of all true feelings, they can control you that much easier. Its so ridiculous.
This is what the clarity of blood and tissues helps us to realize. This lifestyle affords us true awareness of subtle realities, This is what life is really about. Clearing away the cobwebs that numb us to what is real and important. Do we want to continue feeding this insane consumer-driven consciousness that is spinning out of control driving us straight to the depths of Hell? Or do we want to be aware that this part of our lives (the mass quantities we consume) is not truly real. We are so much more. As we learn to let go of some of the addictions to these fake foods and products being pushed on us, we begin to get a taste of real freedom.
As the pathways in our bodies become clear of the rubbish we continually pack into them, our thoughts also begin to clear. We begin to feel again. Instead of being desensitized by the mass quantities that fill up our tissues, we become sensitized for the first time since childhood. We start to know when we are full. When something doesn’t agree with us, we know what and why and we know it immediately.
I remember first reading Ehret speaking of the spirituality that comes with the cleansing of the blood and thinking I want that clarity. And I have seen Natalia Roses’ work become more and more spiritual as you read her blogs and books from the beginning to now.
My own studies into shamanism and my journeys into the upper worlds and lower worlds of the cosmic realm have led me to spiritual helpers that have imparted words of wisdom to me that I am finally beginning to comprehend and consciously incorporate into my life. Mind you I am no where near yet clean of tissues and blood but I do feel myself becoming somewhat clearer and more aware. More ready to deal with the information that I have received on my journeys.
Living in this concrete jungle, as so many of us do, I forget sometimes the nature that surrounds me and the wisdom that is out there for me to grab every second of every day. I loved hearing Natalia say the fruits and vegetables that we eat and drink are such a strong connection to nature for us.
I constantly dream of moving to the country and having my own family domain as Anastasia recommends in the Ringing Cedars of Russia series. I dream of seeing the stars at night and growing my own fruits and vegetables, having nature at my doorstep. I forget that nature is always at my doorstep and all I have to do is open the door.