Healing

Healing is Returning to Our Original State of Wholeness

Whatever culture we are born into, we are conditioned by that culture to perceive and relate to reality in a particular way. In our modern society, most are ignorant to many of Nature’s laws, and due to this ignorance we act in ways that often harm Nature, and consequently harm ourselves as well. Generation after generation, these ignorant beliefs and behaviors are inherited, and the consequences of this deluded way of living are becoming more and more apparent.

If we are to ever heal the planet, we need to heal ourselves from our cultural conditioning—as well as from many of the mental, emotional, and physical wounds that we have experienced living in this society—and begin acting in a way that honors Nature’s laws, and honors ourselves as extensions of Nature. This page contains essential information on Healing—physically, energetically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Upanishads are among the most important parts of literature in the history of Indian religions and culture, that played an important role in the development of spiritual ideas in ancient India. In the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, it is written: “Om purnamada purnamidam purnat purnamuda chyate purnasya purnamadaya purnameva avashishyate.”

Translated to English, it says: “That is the Whole. This too is the Whole. The Whole comes out of the Whole. Taking the Whole from the Whole, the Whole itself remains.” This statement conveys the essential principle of healing: Wholeness.

Essentially we are already whole, as we are one with the Whole of Nature. We are multi-dimensional beings, so in order to heal and embody our essential wholeness, we have to bring all aspects of our being into balance. This page aims to cover these aspects of our being, and provide essential information for you to apply to your life if you choose to.

Many physical ailments have their source in a psychological/emotional root, and so we are first going to discuss healing on the mental/emotional level. Following that we will discuss healing on the physical level. The spiritual level of healing entails healing from the mis-identification of our true Self with the mind-generated ego self, and reestablishing ourselves in our original, natural Being. For information on spiritual healing, see our “Consciousness” page.

Keeping it simple, balancing reasonable information with personal intuition and circumstances, and understanding the basic principles of health, can help to keep the journey to Health simple and practical in a world full of information and conflicting opinions.

The basic principle to remember is that we are have become dis-connected from Nature, and so we lead dis-harmonious lives, which lead to different forms of dis-ease. In order to truly heal our dis-ease, we need to restore balance within us, return to our essential state of wholeness, and do our best to live closely to Nature and follow her laws, even if we lead modern lives in a city environment. Nature is the great healer, and there is a natural force within you that is always seeking to return to balance, to harmony, to wholeness. We need to do our best to support this healing force with our thoughts and actions, and not interfere with its continual process of purifying and healing that which has fallen out of alignment with Nature’s laws.


Mental/Emotional Healing

Our conditioned mind still has many habitual behaviors that are unwholesome. These often unconscious habits are what Buddhists call our “habit energies”—the energies that push us to do what we do not want to do and say what we do not want to say.

Just like it is difficult to break any bad habit—such as smoking or biting your nails—it is difficult to break the habit of identifying with the ego, constantly thinking, and carrying out unwholesome behaviors.

We have been identified with the ego-entity for most of our lives, and it still controls a major part of how we think and act—that is, until we are capable of making our experience conscious, rather than acting out unconsciously.

In order to heal our habit energies—our tendency to carry out conditioned habits—we have to bring these habits into the light of our awareness.

Our habit energies and the conditioned behaviors that influence us go back much further than we would typically think. There are likely many that have been cultivated during the course of our upbringing, but there also may be some that have been transmitted to us by our mother, our father, or even our ancestors.

Cellular Memories

The cells in our bodies have their own simple form of consciousness. Plants, trees, animals, and humans all have cells that respond to vibrations and contain microscopic fragments that combine to create a form of cellular memory.

In Paul Pearsall’s book, “The Heart’s Code” he mentions that:


“Information is carried in the energy of the heart and circulates within the cells, and if energy cannot be destroyed, whatever memories of a life experience anyone ever had may be able to become our own individual memories. Unlike the more individual and personal information stored in your brain, cellular memories may be experienced as representations of universal, archetypal, infinitely shared memories that represent the collective unconscious.”
– Paul Pearsall, Ph.D.

 

This information helps us understand that there may be energies stored within our cellular memories that carry with them encoded behaviors that we unconsciously act out, something Dr. Pearsall refers to as our “inner elder.”

If we can bring these energies into our awareness, they will no longer be able to unconsciously govern our lives—something Pearsall is also well aware of:

“Our inner elder, composed of our encoded cellular memories, has anger energy as well as love energy. Most of the more angry energy is sent to our heart by a selfish brain that is motivated primarily by what I call the four F’s: fighting, fleeing, food, and fornicating (sex). If we deny the dark side of our life energy, it will influence us without our awareness, causing us to pull away, angrily overreact, and view the world with hostility and cynicism. If there is angry energy stored within our heart left there from another heart or hearts, or by our own or other brains, it can flow within us, wreaking havoc on our heart and the heart’s of those around us.

Unless we clearly read it, confess it, and understand its origins, dark-side energy can destroy our life by casting a shadow over how we work and love that others can often see and feel more easily than we do.”
– Paul Pearsall, Ph.D.

Just as avoiding pain results in more pain, and trying to escape fear creates more fear, refusing to be conscious of our negative habits or “dark-side energies” will only allow them to unconsciously govern our lives and effect those around us.

In order to heal these unwholesome habit energies, we have to look into their origins, and become aware of their existence, so that we can embrace them, and then transform them.


“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
– C.G. Jung


Shining the Light of Awareness on Our Inner Darkness

To heal the darkness that resides within us—our habit energies, our conditioned behaviors, and negative thought patterns—we have to become aware of it. This process may stir a lot of emotions within us since it will require us to face many parts of ourselves that we have been avoiding—painful memories of our past, negative experiences during our childhood, people that we resent or situations that we regret—but if we are not aware of our inner darkness, it will continue to control our lives and create suffering for ourselves and the people around us.

The darkness of our being—the fears we avoid, the negative thoughts we think, the conditioned behaviors we act out, and the parts of us that we overlook, suppress, and dread to acknowledge—cannot be healed by ignoring them or trying to escape them.

We will not heal our darkness by judging it, hating it, or being ashamed of it. We heal it by bringing it into the light—into our love, our awareness.

We heal it by looking into it, acknowledging it, feeling it, accepting it, forgiving it, and making peace with it. Using our loving awareness, we can calmly look at our emotional wounds and begin to heal them. Until we reconcile and make peace with the things that scarred us in our past—the things that made us judgmental, bitter, anxious, shy, depressed or fearful—they will always play a role in unconsciously influencing our lives.

Make peace with your past so you can be at peace in the present. Forgive yourself for ever harming anyone, whether you did so knowingly or unknowingly. Forgive others for ever harming you, whether they did so knowingly or unknowingly. Forgive yourself for all of the ways you have treated yourself, doubted yourself, or done something you weren’t proud of. Let go of the thoughts and the memories that take away your peace.

Get out of your head and bring your attention into this moment. Appreciate life, experience life, have fun with life, and be life. Don’t worry about what others think of you, what might happen tomorrow, or what happened yesterday. Be at peace. You deserve it, and so do others. The darkness in our selves affects others too.

There is an effective way to bring our darkness into the light of our awareness, and this powerful technique will allow you to reach new levels of satisfaction, love and liberation in every aspect of your life. Being conscious of our emotional wounds will enable us to heal the damage that they have inflicted.

When we were young, our minds were innocent, and we were free. We had no consciousness of self, we did not care what others thought of us, and we didn’t feel any shame because of our actions. We were light, loving, playful, joyous, and free.

Though some point along our journey we let parts of us become bitter, spiteful, hateful, and mean. This was not necessarily our fault; we mostly adopted the behaviors of those around us, and let their darkness harden our spirit. Perhaps we even let our darkness harden the spirits of others, too.

Regardless of the transitory attitudes and misconceptions of popular culture, this childlike innocence still exists within us—our inner child is our true self, the awareness that does not judge, criticize, oppose or condemn; it just lives, and experiences, calmly and freely. We can reconnect with our inner child and live as joyously as we did as children. We just have to be willing to look into whatever is blocking our love from flowing freely.


“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers
within yourself that you have built against it.”
– Rumi

 

Healing Emotional Wounds

This practice, if done correctly, will heal your past traumas—whether they are physical, emotional, sexual, or result from a lack of love or understanding. By healing your past pain, you redesign your experience now. You give your wounded inner child the love, attention, respect or discipline that it didn’t receive in its past.

As you go back into your past, you will be able to reconstruct situations, emotions or events that caused you previous pain—whether they happened when you were a child, in your teenage years, or some time as an adult.

Opening up the doors to your past will allow you to let go of all the pain, neglect, fears, and shame that caused you emotional trauma, so you can feel these emotions throughout every cell of your being.

In doing this, you will finally be able to let go—of every thought, regret, event, experience, or cellular memory that has been weighing you down. You will be able to consciously end the suffering and be finished with it, so that it will no longer take away your peace.

To start:

·       Go to a place that is private, somewhere you can feel comfortable letting your guard down.

·       Turn off any distractions—phone, television, music, etc.

·       Create a space that is comforting and find a position you can fully relax in—preferably lying down.

·       Begin by closing your eyes. Breathe deeply. Bring your awareness into this moment. Connect with your inner child—and feel the love in your heart.

·       Look for the pain or emotional damage that has been dealt to this inner child. Try to find an actual event that took place—something in your childhood, something at school, a time when you were with friends or out in public; a time when you were embarrassed, made fun of, belittled, mistreated, or neglected. Try to find the exact experiences and events that traumatized your inner child and abused your loving heart.

·       Remember it as clearly as possible—what was happening, what it looked like, and how it felt. Try to remember every detail of how it occurred, how you reacted, and how it influenced your emotional state. 

·       Whatever emotions arise during this self-examination let them. Do not resist them or push them away. Allow them to come, welcome them and feel free to express them freely. Cry if you have to. Let it all out completely, and then, make peace with it.

·       Accept what happened, understand the circumstances, forgive the situation, forgive the others involved, forgive yourself, and release the emotional hold that the memory has over you. Let go of your resentment and emotional attachments, and smile to the loving inner child that you have reconnected with.

·       Feel the weight lifted off of your shoulders, the new sensation of freedom and joy. Be happy and feel love for being alive and apart of this amazing experience.

·       Acknowledge every part of your body and smile to it. Smile to your eyes, your ears, your nose, your mouth, your chest, your stomach, your arms, fingers, legs, and feet. Smile to these parts of you and appreciate them. Be grateful for your heart that is beating, your lungs that are breathing, the millions of cells vibrating on your skin. Feel deeply these portions of you and appreciate them supporting your existence. Accept your beautiful body and make peace with it. Exhale a sigh of relief, and embrace the simple joy of being alive.

·       Stay in this state of contentment and emotional bliss for as long as you need to, and when you’re ready, slowly start to move your hands and feet and come back into this moment.

The key to participating in this practice effectively is awareness—being completely present and accepting the emotions that arise. It may take a few attempts until you are able to stop resisting the emotions, but with time and awareness your emotional wounds will heal.

We can repeat this practice as often as we need to, and it might even help to do this at the end of a stressful day. You can look into the day while it is still fresh in your memory and reflect on what happened, why it happened, how it made you feel, and how you can forgive the circumstances and decide that you do not have to let them determine your emotional state.

Unless we free ourselves of our past conditioning and negative habit energies, it will be very difficult to live a truly peaceful life.

Once we find this place of inner peace within us—the place of stillness and equanimity in which our awareness is at ease with the present moment—our lives take on a new meaning. We are no longer bound by our past or ruled by the limits we have previously set for ourselves. We are free to live life however we want to, and free to create the reality that we desire. The practice now becomes maintaining this sense of stillness and inner peace amidst experiences of chaos and adversity.

Ho’oponopono

In addition or substitution to the above practice, Ho’oponopono offers another method of healing through the art of forgiveness. Provided here is an article on the powerful practice of Ho’oponopon:

https://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/hooponopono-4-simple-steps/

Gratitude

The Latin word gratus, meaning “pleasing” or “thankful,” gives us the root grat. To feel grateful is to feel thankful for something. Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness.

Most people tend to focus on what they want or what they don't have, unknowingly producing feelings of lack, of craving, of unfulfillment, dissatisfaction, and even sadness or unworthiness. All of these emotional states are created by the thoughts within our minds and where we choose to focus our attention.

"The roots of suffering, the real roots of all our problems, are in the mind—and that's a good thing, because it means the place we can address our problems is also in the mind. All of the problems in the world can be traced to a feeling of not being whole. So many of our problems arise because we feel cut off from something we need. We do not feel whole and therefore turn expectantly toward other people for the qualities we imagine missing in ourselves. All of the problems of the world, from one person's anxiety to warfare between nations, can be traced to this feeling of not being whole."
—Lama Yeshe

Gratitude is important because it cultivates feelings of wholeness, it makes us feel complete with who we are and what we have, and it frees us from the suffering of craving and desire. It is often said that gratitude is not a result of happiness, but that happiness is a result of gratitude. We are not grateful because we are happy, we are happy because we are grateful. Everyone wants happiness, contentment, peace, joy, and love. Our suffering arises when we seek for these feelings through external objects, rather than cultivating them within ourselves. Focusing on what we are grateful for waters the seeds of happiness and contentment within us, and makes us realize that what we already have in our lives is more than enough. Gratitude completely shifts our perception from one of desire and lack, to one of appreciation and contentment, and following this shift in perception are feelings of great joy and happiness.

Instead of focusing on what we want or don't have—that new phone, that fancy car, that nice house, a romantic partner, more money, etc.—we turn our attention onto what we do have that we are thankful for—this sacred breath that keeps us alive, the water and food that nourishes our bodies, our health, our ability to see and hear, our friends and family, our home, this life experience, the list is endless. There are so many things to be thankful for. Everything that we have is a gift—something that we have been blessed with by Nature. By recognizing the many gifts we have been given and being thankful for them, we become content with what we have, and our emotional state becomes one of happiness, joy, and bliss.

Gratitude is the key to happiness. Focusing on what we have now that we are grateful for unlocks the door to all of the feelings that we have been seeking externally. We don't really want most of the things that we desire. What we really want is the release from desire that comes when we get the object of our desire—but this release is temporary. What we really want is the contentment that is present when we don't desire anything. Unfortunately, most do not realize this, and so they chase one desire after the next, hoping that they will get lasting fulfillment, but they never do. The fulfillment is short-lived, and that is because they misunderstand the nature of their desires and what it is they are really seeking.

You don't need anything to be grateful and content. In fact, gratitude and contentment free you from the very feeling of needing something that you don't have. All you have to do is focus on what you do have that you are grateful for. Simply by appreciating what you have you become content, and as many people have said throughout history: "contentment is the greatest wealth."

The Science of Gratitude

Advanced research at the Institute of HeartMath and elsewhere has provided evidence that gratitude is not simply a nice sentiment or feeling. Sustained feelings of gratitude have real benefits, including:

• Biochemical changes – Favorable changes in the body’s biochemistry include improved hormonal balance and an increase in production of DHEA, the “anti-aging hormone.”

• Boost to the immune system – The IgA antibody, which serves as the first line of defense against pathogens, increases in the body.

• Emotional “compound interest” – The accumulated effect of sustained appreciation and gratitude is that these feelings, and coherence, are easier to recreate with continued practice. This is because experiencing an emotion reinforces the neural pathways of that particular emotion as it excites the brain, heart and nervous system.

In a HeartMath study it was observed that just five minutes of genuinely feeling a positive emotion such as appreciation, care and or compassion can give a beneficial boost to the immune system. Their researchers have also found that positive emotions like appreciation can increase heart-rhythm coherence—a balance or smoothness in one’s heart rhythms.

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Heart-focused, sincere, positive feeling states boost the immune system, while negative emotions can suppress the immune response for up to six hours. These actual heart-monitor readouts contrast the heart-rhythm pattern of someone experiencing frustration, then appreciation. The smooth heart rhythm, measured by heart-rate variability (HRV), is what scientists call a highly ordered or coherent pattern and is a sign of good health and emotional balance.

An effective way to improve mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being is to invoke and sustain sincere appreciation. The greater your capacity for sincere appreciation, the deeper the connection to your heart, where intuition and unlimited inspiration and possibilities reside.

Gratitude is healthy for our bodies and minds as it produces emotional state of happiness, wholeness, and well-being. Studies show that the body functions better, and heals faster, when in a state of gratitude and happiness. Each time we feel an emotion, our brain produces hormones that have an effect on our body. When we have feelings of happiness, joy, and gratitude, hormones such as dopamine and serotonin are released, which have a beneficial effect on the body. When we are in a state of fear, stress, or anxiety, hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline are released, which can have a harmful effect on the body.

Nearly everyone can find somethingwhether big or smallto genuinely appreciate, and stress experts say that the act of simply recalling a time of feeling sincere appreciation and then intentionally focusing on that feeling for a few moments can reduce emotional stress. Learning to self-generate positive emotions such as appreciation can also have a beneficial effect on attitudes and relationships.



"There can only be one solution to any problem: a change in attitude and in consciousness."
—Gregg Braden



Cultivating Feelings of Gratitude

Here we have provided a quick practice for cultivating feelings of gratitude, and thus heart-rhythm coherence. This practice was created by Gregg Braden, a man who is well informed on the power of prayer, the science of the heart, and the beneficial effects of gratitude on the body. We highly recommend checking out his work: http://www.greggbraden.com/

Steps for Quick Coherence

Step 1: Heart Focus & Steady Breath

Heart Focus. Shift your focus into the area of your heart, and begin to breathe a little more slowly than usual, as if your breath is coming from your heart.

This step is a powerful technique unto itself and can be used when you’re feeling overwhelmed by the day’s events or when you simply desire to be more connected with yourself.

As you slow your breathing, you are sending a signal to your body in general, and your heart specifically, that you are in a place that is safe and it’s okay to turn your attention inward.

Step 2: Activate a Positive Feeling

Activate a Positive Feeling. Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeling such as appreciation or care for someone or something in your life. The easiest way to do this is to think of a beautiful place you have been or to think of a very close friend or loved one.

The key in this step is to first create the feeling, to the best of your ability, and then to embrace the feeling, again to the best of your ability.

Your ability to sustain the feeling is what maintains the optimal conversation between your heart and your brain.

As with any skill, you’ll find, I think, that the more you practice creating coherence between your heart and your brain, the easier it becomes to do so and find that inner balance. And the more you consciously practice this 2-step meditation, the more natural the experience of achieving coherence begins to feel to you.

With the growing level of ease in achieving heart-brain coherence, you’ll also discover your ability to sustain the connection between your heart and your brain for longer periods of time.

Finding inner peace and balance will be something you can begin to cultivate at will, allowing you to be more resilient when conditions in your life become more challenging and stressful. You can practice this technique anywhere and any time."



Physical Healing


As mentioned earlier, many physical ailments have a psychological source. How we think determines the way that we act, and if we are mentally and emotionally stressed, it will cause a lot of physical stress and tension to the body as well. To support the process of physical healing, it is helpful to become mentally relaxed and at peace. This allows the body to relax so it can focus it’s energy on healing, rather than being in fight-or-flight mode.

Essentially, to heal physically one must look at a few key things:
1. The daily diet and food that one is consuming
2. The actions and lifestyle choices that one is making
3. The level of physical exercise one is doing on a regular basis (walking, running, yoga, etc.)
4. The environment that one spends a majority of their time in.

Understand that this page is not giving medical advice, and that if you have any serious illness you should consult your healthcare provider. We are simply providing general information to help you lead a happy and healthy life. Take your personal situation into consideration and only apply this information if it resonates with you, and if it is a wise course of action considering where you are at in terms of physical health.

Let us begin with the first category of diet and food. There is perhaps no more controversial subject than that of diet and nutrition. There is an abundance of information, opposing viewpoints, dietary trends, and scientific studies that reveal many different perspectives on diet. There are also many factors to consider, such as one’s lifestyle and individual circumstances, any allergies or medical conditions one may have, the climate that one lives in, one’s access to resources, etc. With all these factors in mind, let us try to simplify the issue of diet and get a general understanding of how to eat well.

If we are going to seriously go into this journey of physical health, we have to do so with an open mind and unbiased perspective. Looking at information objectively, without allowing emotions and attachments to interfere, is essential for having a true understanding of what it means to be healthy. One of the reasons that diet is so controversial, is because people have strong attachments to the food that they eat, and even identify themselves with their diet. With all these emotions involved in the process of eating, it is no wonder that when someone’s beliefs are challenged they react in fear, and thus aggression and rejection.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but opinions and views do not change the truth. We are concerned with finding out the truth about what our species needs to thrive, and how we can practically apply this truth to our lives.

Some very general things that mostly everyone can agree on when it comes to diet, is that we should strive to eat foods that are natural, organic, local, and seasonal. We should try to stay as close to nature as possible, and eat foods as they were grown in nature. There are many experiments now being made with our food. Food is experimented with genetically, it is often grown with harmful chemicals or in deficient soil, it is packaged and mixed with other unnatural substances, and we consume these foods without understanding the risk they pose to our health.

The very first thing we can do to help ourselves be physically well, is to cut out all of the junk food and toxins from our diet, to stop consuming processed foods, and return to natural, whole foods, as nature has produced them. We should then strive to ensure that our food is organic, meaning that it isn’t grown with pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, toxic fertilizers, or genetically modified. One can ensure they are buying organic food in three ways. Firstly, the most recommended of course is to grow it yourself. If that is not an option, try to buy from an organic farm near you, or from a local farmers market where you can talk to the farmer that is growing your food and learn about their farming practices. At the very least, strive to only purchase organic produce at markets that offer them. You can tell if produce is organic by reading the sticker code, and checking for a 5 digit number that begins with a 9:

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As well as organic food, we should strive to eat foods that are local to the area in which we are living if we live in an area where food is locally produced. One can do this by finding local farms and farmers markets, asking produce clerks for the local produce, growing food for oneself, or wisely harvesting food that is growing near you.

As well as locally, we should strive to eat seasonally. Seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. Even though we all like to eat strawberries year round, the best time to eat them is when they can be purchased directly from a local grower shortly after harvest. Seasonal fruits and vegetables produced on local farms are often fresher, as they do not require long distances for transport. Also, unlike out of season produce which is harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to your local retail store, crops picked at their peak of ripeness are also better tasting and full of flavor. What’s more, studies have shown that fruits and vegetables contain more nutrients when allowed to ripen naturally on their parent plant.

Another area of focus worth considering is that of raw, or living foods. Raw foods are foods that have not been cooked or heated beyond 118 degrees Fahrenheit or 48 degrees Celsius. They are fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state. When it comes to most fruits and vegetables (there are a few exceptions such as yams, potatoes, mushrooms, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc.) cooking them actually destroys many of the nutrients contained within the food, as well as the living enzymes that are needed to properly digest and absorb the nutrients of these foods. It is recommended that one eat at least 50% raw foods in order to ensure they are getting their required nutritional needs.

Raw/Living foods also contain life-energy (chi, prana, manna, etc.), and eating them contributes to our own life-energy. According to an article from Dr. Mercola’s website:

Your body actually emits light on a daily basis, in concentrations that rise and fall with your body clock and the rhythmic fluctuations of your metabolism over the course of the day.

The light is 1,000 times less intense than levels that can be seen with the naked eye, which is why most people cannot detect it (some people, however, are able to see this emitted light or "aura," and some can even distinguish colors).

Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp was the first to suggest that this light must come, at least in part, from the foods we eat. When we eat plant foods, the light waves, or photons, in the plants are taken in and stored by your body.

Biophotons are the smallest physical units of light, which are stored in, and used by all biological organisms – including your body. The purpose of these biophotons is much more important than many have realized. It turns out they may very well be in control of virtually every biochemical reaction that occurs in your body -- including supporting your body's ability to heal.

Eating raw foods ensures that we are getting these biophotons, which aid in the necessary biochemical reactions that allow our body to function properly.

The visible light spectrum reveals 7 primary colors (the colors of the rainbow). It is interesting to note that food of different colors often have a different range of nutritional properties. For example, blue/purple foods are rich in antioxidants. Yellow and orange foods are often rich in Vitamin C or Vitamin A. Green foods are rich in Chlorophyll, and so on. Therefore, it has been suggested that eating a diet with a variety of colors can help to ensure one is getting a range of essential nutrients.

You can read an interesting article about this here:
Dr. Gabriel Cousins — The Rainbow Diet

Between the years of 1947 and 1956, several scrolls were discovered in eleven caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, which have become known as The Dead Sea Scrolls. The mostly fragmented texts, are numbered according to the cave that they came out of. They have been called the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times. The Dead Sea Scrolls were most likely written by the Essenes during the period from about 200 B.C. to 68 C.E./A.D. The Essenes are mentioned by Josephus and in a few other sources, but not in the New testament.

One of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is known as The Essene Gospel of Peace, and according to Dr. Szekely, the translator of the manuscript, this text contains the actual words spoken by Jesus and His beloved disciple John. Within the text it states:

“For-I tell you truly, from one Mother proceeds all that lives upon the earth. Therefore, he who kills, kills his brother. And from him will the Earthly Mother turn away, and will pluck from him her quickening breasts. And he will be shunned by her angels, and Satan will have his dwelling in his body. And the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his own tomb. For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats of the body of death. For in his blood every drop of their blood turns to poison; in his breath their breath to stink; in his flesh their flesh to boils; in his bones their bones to chalk; in his bowels their bowels to decay; in his eyes their eyes to scales; in his ears their ears to waxy issue. And their death will become his death. For only in the service of your Heavenly Father are your debts of seven years forgiven in seven days. But Satan forgives you nothing and you must pay him for all. 'Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot; burning for burning, wound for wound; life for life, death for death.' For the wages of sin is death. Kill not, neither eat the flesh of your innocent prey, lest you become the slaves of Satan. For that is the path of sufferings, and it leads unto death. But do the will of God, that his angels may serve you on the way of life. Obey, therefore, the words of God: 'Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat

…And Jesus continued: "God commanded your forefathers: 'Thou shalt not kill.' But their heart was hardened and they killed. Then Moses desired that at least they should not kill men, and he suffered them to kill beasts. And then the heart of your forefathers was hardened yet more, and they killed men and beasts likewise. But I do say to you: Kill neither men, nor beasts, nor yet the food which goes into your mouth. For if you eat living food, the same will quicken you, but if you kill your food, the dead food will kill you also. For life comes only from life, and from death comes always death. For everything which kills your foods, kills your bodies also. And everything which kills your bodies kills your souls also. And your bodies become what your foods are, even as your spirits, likewise, become what your thoughts are. Therefore, eat not anything which fire, or frost, or water has destroyed. For burned, frozen and rotted foods will burn, freeze and rot your body also. Be not like the foolish husbandman who sowed in his ground cooked, and frozen, and rotten seeds. And the autumn came, and his fields bore nothing. And great was his distress. But be like that husbandman who sowed in his field living seed, and whose field bore living ears of wheat, paying a hundredfold for the seeds which he planted. For I tell you truly, live only by the fire of life, and prepare not your foods with the fire of death, which kills your foods, your bodies and your souls also."
Essene Gospel of Peace, Book One

It is interesting that within this ancient text, written thousands of years ago, a man who is said to be Jesus himself, mentions the importance of eating living foods from the Earth, for, as it is said in the text, “for life comes only from life, and from death comes always death. For everything which kills your food, kills your bodies also.” He also gives importance to not eating or killing any animal for food, “For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats of the body of death.”

Let us compare this ancient understanding to what we know from our modern scientific understanding. If we are to take an unbiased, objective look at the physiology of the human body, we will see that it has no resemblance to that of a carnivorous animal. We do not have sharp teeth able to tear flesh, we do not have acidic saliva or urine, we do not have strong Hydrochloric acid capable of digesting bone, nor do we have short intestines capable of quick elimination, among many other differences. Not to mention that no sane person has the inclination to approach an animal in the wild, attack it, kill it, and eat it using the limited physiological tools we were born with. We do not even resemble an omnivore or herbivore, for they too have a much different physiological makeup. It appears that our design is that of a frugivorous being.

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A frugivore eats primarily fruit, herbs, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, and in the wild, they do so without cooking it, seasoning it, sauteing it, or altering it with chemicals. They just eat the food as Nature grew it, and this is the way that we thrive as well. Whether you want to accept this information or not, it should be universally agreed upon that we should stay as close to Mother Nature as possible. Because we have strayed so far away from our natural lifestyle, we have caused an unfortunate amount of damage to the natural environment, and we need to do our best to return to Nature, for the health of the planet, and the health of our own bodies.

If you do choose to accept this information, and are not already following a frugivorous diet, then you will quickly find out what a challenge it can be to alter your diet. We have so many deeply ingrained dietary habits, and so many cultural and social influences that make it difficult to change our way of eating. Really, it is up to you and your own determination to make a change, and it is mot likely that you will receive much support in your decision. To follow the path of health in a dis-eased society comes with challenges, but if you can stay true to your reason why you are doing it—for the health of your body, the health of Nature, the health of humanity—then you can remain true to your determination. And do not be too hard on yourself in the transition process, just remember what your goal is and do your best to work toward it.

Detoxification
In altering your diet to a more natural way of life, you will likely go through some discomfort, and depending on the intensity at which you have changed your diet, you may experience detoxification symptoms as well. Detoxification is a good thing. We live in a society full of toxins, and likewise, our bodies are full of toxins as well. To be truly healthy, we need to eliminate these toxins from our organism, so that we can return to a natural, healthy, whole state of being.

This too was recognized by Jesus in the Essene Gospel of Peace:

“For I tell you truly, evils and dangers innumerable lie in wait for the Sons of Men. Beelzebub, the prince of all devils, the source of every evil, lies in wait in the body of all the Sons of Men. He is death, the lord of every plague, and taking upon him a pleasing raiment, he tempts and entices the Sons of Men… And he entices every one by that to which their heart is most inclined. And in the day that the Sons of Men have already become the slaves of all these vanities and abominations, then in payment thereof he snatches from the Sons of Men all those things which the Earthly Mother gave them so abundantly. He takes from them their breath, their blood, their bone, their flesh, their bowels, their eyes and their ears. And the breath of the Son of Man becomes short and stifled, full of pain and evil-smelling, like the breath of unclean beasts. And his blood becomes thick and evil-smelling, like the water of the swamps; it clots and blackens, like the night of death. And his bone becomes hard and knotted; it melts away within and breaks asunder, as a stone falling down upon a rock. And his flesh waxes fat and watery; it rots and putrefies, with scabs and boils that are an abomination.

And his bowels become full with abominable filthiness, with oozing streams of decay; and multitudes of abominable worms have their habitation there. And his eyes grow dim, till dark night enshrouds them, and his ears become stopped, like the silence of the grave. And last of all shall the erring Son of Man lose life. For he kept not the laws of his Mother, and added sin to sin. Therefore, are taken from him all the gifts of the Earthly Mother: breath, blood, bone, flesh, bowels, eyes and ears, and after all else, life, with which the Earthly Mother crowned his body.

But if the erring Son of Man be sorry for his sins and undo them, and return again to his Earthly Mother; and if he do his Earthly Mother's laws and free himself from Satan's clutches, resisting his temptations, then does the Earthly Mother receive again her erring Son with love and sends him her angels that they may serve him. I tell you truly, when the Son of Man resists the Satan that dwells in him and does not his will, in the same hour are found the Mother's angels there, that they may serve him with all their power and free utterly the Son of Man from the power of Satan.

"For no man can serve two masters. For either he serves Beelzebub and his devils or else he serves our Earthly Mother and her angels. Either he serves death or he serves life. I ten you truly, happy are those that do the laws of life and wander not upon the paths of death. For in them the forces of life wax strong and they escape the plagues of death…

And from all temptations of your body and your spirit, coming from Satan, withdraw beneath the shadow of God's heaven.

"Renew yourselves and fast. For I tell you truly, that Satan and his plagues may only be cast out by -fasting and by prayer. Go by yourself and fast alone, and show your fasting to no man. The living God shall see it and great shall be your reward. And fast till Beelzebub and all his evils depart from you, and all the angels of our Earthly Mother come and serve you. For I tell you truly, except you fast, you shall never be freed from the power of Satan and from all diseases that come from Satan. Fast and pray fervently, seeking the power of the living God for your healing. While you fast, eschew the Sons of Men and seek our Earthly Mother's angels, for he that seeks shall find.

"Seek the fresh air of the forest and of the fields, and there in the midst of them shall you find the angel of air. Put off your shoes and your clothing and suffer the angel of air to embrace all your body. Then breathe long and deeply, that the angel of air may be brought within you. I tell you truly, the angel of air shall cast out of your body all uncleannesses which defiled it without and within. And thus shall all evil-smelling and unclean things rise out of you, as the smoke of fire curls upwards and is lost in the sea of the air. For I tell you truly, holy is the angel of air, who cleanses all that is unclean and makes all evil-smelling things of a sweet odor. No man may come before the face of God, whom the angel of air lets not pass. Truly, all must be born again by air and by truth, for your body breathes the air of the Earthly Mother, and your spirit breathes the truth of the Heavenly Father.

"After the angel of air, seek the angel of water. Put off your shoes and your clothing and suffer the angel of water to embrace all your body. Cast yourselves wholly into his enfolding arms, and as often as you move the air with your breath, move with your body the water also. I tell you truly, the angel of water shall cast out of your body all uncleannesses which defiled it without and within. And all unclean and evil-smelling things shall flow out of you, even as the uncleannesses of garments washed in water flow away and are lost in the stream of the river. I tell you truly, holy is the angel of water who cleanses all that is unclean and makes all evil-smelling things of a sweet odor. No man may come before the face of God whom the angel of water lets not pass. in very truth, all must be born again of water and of truth, for your body bathes in the river of earthly life, and your spirit bathes in the river of life everlasting. For you receive your blood from our Earthly Mother and the truth from our Heavenly Father.

"Think not that it is sufficient that the angel of water embrace you outwards only. I tell you truly, the uncleanness within is greater by much than the uncleanness without. And he who cleanses himself without, but within remains unclean, is like to tombs that outwards are painted fair, but are within full of all manner of horrible uncleannesses and abominations. So I tell you truly, suffer the angel of water to baptize you also within, that you may become free from all your past sins, and that within likewise you may become as pure as the river's foam sporting in the sunlight…

For I tell you truly, the power of devils, all sins and uncleannesses shall depart in haste from that body which is embraced by these three angels. As thieves flee from a deserted house at the coming of the lord of the house, one by the door, one by the window, and the third by the roof, each where he is found, and whither he is able, even so shall flee from your bodies all devils of evil, all past sins, and all uncleannesses and diseases which defiled the temple of your bodies. When the Earthly Mother's angels enter into your bodies, in such wise that the lords of the temple repossess it again, then shall all evil smells depart in haste by your breath and by your skin, corrupt waters by your mouth and by your skin, by your hinder and your privy parts. And all these things you shall see with your eyes and smell with your nose and touch with your hands. And when all sins and uncleannesses are gone from your body, your blood shall become as pure as our Earthly Mother's blood and as the river's foam sporting in the sunlight. And your breath shall become as pure as the breath of odorous flowers; your flesh as pure as the flesh of fruits reddening upon the leaves of trees; the light of your eye as clear and bright as the brightness of the sun shining upon the blue sky. And now shall all the angels of the Earthly Mother serve you. And your breath, your blood, your flesh shall be one with the breath, the blood and the flesh of the Earthly Mother, that your spirit also may become one with the spirit of your Heavenly Father. For truly, no one can reach the Heavenly Father unless through the Earthly Mother.”
Essene Gospel of Peace, Book One

Some very important topics that Jesus touched on were: toxicity, parasites, fasting (especially in Nature), detoxification symptoms.

As mentioned, we have become full of toxicity through our modern lifestyle and ignorance of Nature, and through this toxicity and overindulgence in unhealthy foods, we have also become a host to many parasitic organisms, such as worms, mites, and other unfriendly bacteria—and these influence us to consume more of what sustains them (hence Jesus’s references to the temptations of Satan). To heal ourselves of toxicity and parasites, we need to change our diets, change our lifestyles, and detoxify—and the fastest, most efficient way to detoxify the body is to fast.

Here is an article on parasites worth reading:
10 Signs You May Have A Parasite

And here is an article that lists the 12 most common types of parasites:
What’s Eating You: 12 Common Intestinal Parasites

Simply altering our diet to a natural diet will begin a process of detoxification, but for a truly deep detoxification, fasting is the most effective way. Our bodies are constantly being fed, and constantly focusing energy on digestion. When we fast, we give the body a break, and it is able to start focusing its energy on healing and removing toxins and stored waste in the body.

There truly is a healing principle in Nature, and within our own bodies, that is always seeking balance, harmony, and wholeness—always seeking homeostasis. By fasting, we stop ingesting foods, and let the body focus on what it needs to detoxify and heal. We can support this process intelligently and carefully with water, fresh air, sunlight, natural surroundings, certain herbs, as well as astringent fruits, depending on how we are working. It really is essential to feel into your body, be aware of it, give it attention, and use your intuition to see what it needs. If you are going to fast for more than a few days at a time, it is recommended to have medical supervision—especially if you have a serious illness that you are hoping to treat.

We highly recommend learning about detoxification from Dr. Robert Morse, ND. He has been in the field of medicine, treatment, health, and detoxification for over 40 years, and has treated thousands of people, healing a range of illnesses, including cancer and other potentially terminal diseases. He has a YouTube channel that you can learn from with hundreds of hours of video. You can even ask health questions personally and he will answer in one of his videos. Dr. Robert Morse YouTube Channel

The remaining three factors of:
2. The actions and lifestyle choices that one is making
3. The level of physical exercise one is doing on a regular basis (walking, running, yoga, etc.)
4. The environment that one spends a majority of their time in.

will be discussed in much less detail, as they are fairly straightforward. We must be mindful of the ways in which we choose to lead our lives. We must be aware of our actions, observe the patterns that we follow on a daily basis, and ask ourselves honestly if we are serving ourselves by our actions, or if we are causing ourselves harm.

For physical health, physical movement is essential. If we do not exercise the body, the body becomes weak, and it also does not function optimally. Exercise helps us sweat, detoxify, burn fat, build muscle, maintain health, and so much more. Depending on your level of health and ability, do your best to move your body, even if it is gentle walking, stretching, or yoga. Too much stagnation is unhealthy, your body needs to move!

Environment plays a major role in health as well. We are not separate from our environment. If we live in a populated, polluted city, then we are exposed to a range of harmful influences—air pollution, industrial chemicals, processed food, and harmful electromagnetic frequencies. Many people do not realize that the abundance of cellphone towers, WiFi routers, cellphones, televisions, radios, computers, etc. send and receive electromagnetic frequencies that have been shown to be very harmful to our health. If we wish to be healthy, we need to do our very best to limit our exposure to these harmful influences, and immerse ourselves in natural environments as frequently as possible. If you do live a modern lifestyle in a populated city, there are still many ways to protect yourself from environmental toxins, and to lead a lifestyle that is harmonious with Nature.

We hope that you have found this information helpful. To make the decision to heal and lead a healthy life is a revolutionary and necessary act in this day and age, and by healing yourself, you help humanity and Nature heal as well. It can be a challenging journey at times, and while it is up to you and your actions, there is plenty of support available to benefit from and make use of.

May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you remember your connection to Nature, and may you live a lifestyle that is aligned with the Truth of who you are!

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