Raw Food Adventures:
How it all began,
Where I am at now, and
Where I am going with
My Raw Food Lifestyle!!!
I have been transitioning into a Raw Food lifestyle now for the past year, and it has been an incredible adventure.One thing which really stands out for me is just how amazingly quick transformation happens! Transformation rapidly happens when one is aligned to core values such as eating naturally, living naturally, and by becoming attuned to the natural harmony within our bodies; basically, living in alliance with the Earth! This is a key factor in a living foods lifestyle!
After founding, Earthly Juices in June 2009 with Chef Jennifer Houst, I began a remarkably creative and personal exploration. This journey lead me to explore my inner potential and helped to re-establish a new mind and body connection through food. During this time, I was under intense pressures of urban life, over-accumulation of the soul, challenging relationships, and adrenal fatigue.
In search of healing, Iretreated to Mt. Shasta, Ca. where I knew that I could find a divine connection to nature, quietness, clean water, and occasionaly drop into an amazing and locally known mineral hot springs, Steward Springs http://www.stewartmineralsprings.com.I was also fortunate to begin my healing and detox process by a dear friend, counselor, and Tantric master Rundy Duphiney. The deeply binding layers began to unravel, day after day, for the next eight days.
What changed for me was an increased consciousness about my own somatic healing process and also the process of preparing, growing, and cultivating sustainable food! Primarily, I have begun to redevelop my relationship to living foods and I have learned how to prepare and cultivate food in such a way that has changed my entire outlook on health and well being. I am creating new skills that help me better listen to the needs of my body as I make the best choices for foods which contain the highest vibrational energy for sustaining my entire being; body, mind, and soul.By eating a raw food/ living food lifestyle, I have expanded my knowledge and awareness about food sustainability. I want to share with others just how important it is, at this time and at this moment in our society, which has become inundated with GMO foods and (toxic) processed foods.
I am learning how to cultivate foods that not only serve the body with the highest nutritional qualities but, also find foods that are grown either from my own garden or locally. As I work and grow with the philosophy and mission statement of Earthly Juices, as I continuously juice and find healthy ways of detoxing, then I am gradually integrate living foods more and more into my diet. I am also deeply enriching my artistic and visionary talents in a totally new way. I am learning how to heal others by creating and designing amazing living foods and beverages!!!
In January 2010, I began regularly working with Dr. Janet Orion, http://www.janetorion.org/, who mentored and coached me while I was making the initial transitioning into a raw food lifestyle. Dr. Janet is an amazing and talented health practitioner, her 20 years of raw food lifestyle, knowledge of kinesteology, and her traditional medicine woman background helped me encounter and overcome the many obstacles and false beliefs that were keeping me from obtaining the perfect state of health and fitness that I deserved. When I realized how easy and how totally satisfied I could be on a raw food diet, it was like an epiphany! The world turned into an amazing rainbow of colorful living food and the creative potential to creating the true food my body desired, was limitless!
Dr. Janet taught me how to really build a foundation for a living foods lifestyle, to have a direct relationship with creating and integrating living foods into my life. It was simple, it was so easy, and it was fun!!! Within a few months of detoxing, I began to slim down, my skin was glowing (the Raw Food glow, which comes true from the inner core) and I felt so much energy as well as increased sensitivity to foods that were “bad”, and those which did not serve my unique body type or mind. I am still working with Dr. Janet, and she is assisting me in ways that fortify my raw food/living food lifestyle, showing me how I can re-learn my relationship to food and health.
This first year has been incredible, and there is still so much to learn and transformation awaiting!