When the body is well nourished without the chemical overload of processed food, people become more chemically balanced, happier, energetic and peaceful. Like New Earth people! I had heard of the raw food movement for some time and was attracted to it. But suddenly, I discovered raw food recipes I could make without hassle, and simultaneously, so did my husband. Our bodies felt lighter and I knew that an alkaline raw food diet would keep cancers, arthritis and any of those other diseases associated with ageing, well away. We were excited. This was the diet our bodies had been searching for. Breads, pastas and other carbs had been feeling too heavy for a long time.
Now I am very happy with smoothies and raw foods – as much as possible.
Thanks to the pioneers of the raw food movement, there are lots of recipes out there that delight not only our palates but also the palates of our eight rescued dogs. Nut “cheezes” and pates are definitely a big hit.
So imagine my delight when paranormal author Dolores Cannon said at the recent Conscious Living Symposium in Sydney, that in order to become more light and raise our vibration, we needed to eat more lightly and that water, smoothies, juices, and raw foods was the next stage diet. She did mention chicken and fish if people had to make their transition more slowly – but cows, sheep, horses and pigs were definitely off the menu.
Once our higher frequency bodies had settled into this and shifted some more, we’d be onto liquids – smoothies and juices – until finally our light body wouldn’t need food at all.
I know for some people the thought of a world without coffee, meat and sugar might be a bit hard to take initially and there might be a gut reaction to the thought. But believe me when I say that the raw food diet is a delicious one and getting easier daily. Starting slowly and building up your raw food intake is one option, but if you have health problems you want to heal you might want to go a bit more gung ho. Raw food provides the necessary enzymes and high nutrition needed to allow the body to heal itself.
I like to promote the use of organic fruits, vegies and nuts, and super-foods like cacao, spirulina, maca, coconuts, goji berries, hemp, chia seeds and so on. Chia seeds are rich in the all important omegas which have always played a vital part in health, and brain function and healing.
Alberto Villoldo PhD said in a recent talk during one of his master’s programs, that with the high stress of today’s living, DHA (Omega 3) was not only an essential brain food, it was needed to change the neural highways so ultimately we could regrow the brain and see the world clearly, without the imprints of trauma. This is essential if we are going to dream in the New Earth, from a healed state, not an unhealed one.
When I tuned into my spirit guides, the one I call “Grandmother”, a round, Native American Elder with long plaits and a serious disposition, she said: “No sugar, lots of water.” I knew she was right. Sugar is not only acid -forming, but science shows it contributes to the ageing process. Water, as we all now know, is vital for cleansing and replenishing, needed by every cell.
The more personal work people do to shed themselves of the heavy emotional baggage which keeps them firmly third dimensional, the lighter they become. The need for heavy foods lessens. It makes perfect sense. Now imagine if you ate the New Earth raw food diet, you might find yourself shedding a lot of the old gunk naturally and hastening the evolutionary process.
Another way to hasten the shift is called the Forgiveness Diet. Forgive everyone you know you have issues with, including yourself. Different people have different processes for this but essentially – dig deep, forgive, let go.
Recipes to try
You might like to experiment with raw food eating with these yummy dishes.
Black Pepper Cheeze
2 cups cashews
Juice of 2 lemons, about four tablespoons
3 cloves garlic
½ tsp sea salt
¼ cup of water
In a food processor, process cashews, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and salt until smooth, adding only enough water as needed to make a smooth, creamy texture. Will keep for four days in the fridge.
Tomato Basil Bisque
Makes four servings.
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
2 tsps sea salt
2 cups water
1 tomato, diced
1 cup basil chiffonade (see below)
Blend three tomatoes, garlic, oil, salt and water until smooth.
To serve, pour bisque base into four bowls. Top each with tomatoes and basil.
Soup base with toppings will keep for one day. Soup base will keep for two days, and toppings will keep for one day in the fridge when stored separately.
Chiffonade means cutting into long, thin strips. First, stack five to ten basil leaves on top of one another. Next, roll the leaves into a tight cylinder lengthwise. Slice the cylinder widthwise into very thin strips.
There you have it! Basil chiffonade.
Caramel Choc Chip Ice Cream
1 Thai Drinking Coconut (available at most Asian supermarkets plus Woolworths and Coles in Australia)
1 cup of really raw cashews or macadamia nuts
1/2 cup Lucuma powder
2 fresh vanilla pods
3-4 Tablespoons of Agave nectar or Yaccon Syrup
2 Tablespoons of raw cacao nibs
Soak cashews for 2 hours or macadamias for 8 hours
Scrape the seeds from the 2 vanilla pods and place in blender.
Open Thai drinking coconut pour 1 cup of coconut water into blender.
Scrape out coconut flesh and put into blender
Put soaked nuts into blender
Blend ingredients at high speed until creamy.
Add agave , cacao nibs and lucuma power and continue to blend.
Pour mixture into a tub with a lid and put into freezer for 6 hours
Recipes from Aniand and Runi (www.rawpower.com.au)
Recipe courtesy of Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen (Amazon), Ani Phyo, Da Capo Press www.aniphyo.com
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Originally Published in Conscious Living.