"Lisa, I stopped eating raw about 3 months ago. Am still eating Vegan, but I feel like CRAP! How do I get back on track?"Leslie Andover, BC
Join the crowd! I did the same thing around June and after reading your email last night it made me start thinking about how to get back on track for myself so I could share that with you. I did what I always do when I am stumped and that is mediate. Never really saw anything so last night I asked for a dream to show me why I'm suddenly not eating as much raw and what I need to do to fix that. I personally have not given it all up, but am about 40/60 now and it should be the other way around! I miss being High Raw (80%) because I felt so good, but stress is a huge factor where your diet is concerned so be sure to look at your life when you switched back to cooked, because cooked means comfort ~ more breads, pastas, rice, ice cream, etc.
I did and this morning I woke up with the memory of three "flashes" of a dream. The first was me standing on top of a mountain unable to breath (altitude adjustment), the second was someones pancreas with fairy dust floating off the top of it (my sign as a Medical Medium for someone with the ability to develop diabetes), and the third was a bottle of Cell Food (a supplement for adding oxygen to the red blood cells in the body, something I was using for altitude sickness but haven't needed lately). Needless to say I woke up in a panic from the second flash. Did I have diabetes? No....it was a reminder that it is a genetic code in my family. However, our genetics only make up 5% of who we are so if I am that close to that measly little 5% I need to change my ways....and now!
But first I looked at my last grocery store receipt: bread, ice cream, cookies. Seeing it in black and white is pretty unsettling because all those things (even though I don't eat them every day) all add up to one thing...sugar, and sugar is an addiction just like crack only its legal! That's what it turns into in your body and that is why I'm feeling a bit sluggish lately. Doesn't help the altitude sickness any and I'm sure that is why I saw the Cell Food, a reminder that I would be needing it again if I didn't get my act together!
So first, I want to thank you for writing Leslie, because your email was the third sign I've had in 3 days about getting more Raw Foods into my body and since everything in my life comes in three's I knew it was something to not take lightly. Second, take a look around you and see whats going on to cause you to want to eat more "warm" foods (i.e. comfort foods) and try to fix it. For me it was about stepping into my own life, the life I see me being not necessarily the one I'm living today. I wouldn't call it fear, as much as I would call it apprehension and I need to focus more on the individual self. If my body isn't the best it can be, how can I be a help to others? Physically, emotionally and spiritually.
So today I'm taking stock, clearing out, and creating a new me inside and the only way to do that is to start again. I looked in my fridge and saw plenty of food to eat that didn't need to be cooked so I will start there. I do have one thing that needs to be cooked to eat (Brussels Sprouts) so that is dinner, then tomorrow its off to the grocery store with a clear head and new thoughts of what can I fix RAW.