Since starting a high raw and living foods lifestyle six months ago I’ve noticed amazing changes, from inside my body to outside my life. And because the changes that raw/living/super foods bring are so huge… so radically holistic and dramatic, I understand that one could easily spend lots of their waking time chopping, blending, juicing, detoxing, tweeting, potlucking, blogging and choco-blissing about All Things Raw. That’s cool. I am completely enamored with and devoted to the living foods lifestyle as well.
“Eat the Sun!” has become my edible mantra.
But I view high-vibe eating as a means to an end. A means to more energy, creativity, clarity, integrity, sensuality and all the other things that make an ecstatic life. My point? I’m much more inclined to tell you about a transcendent business idea/inspired writing project I have, than I am to tell you what I put in my smoothie this morning.
I’m much more inclined to tell you that last week, my optometrist was shocked and unable to explain how my astigmatism and near-sightedness had both decreased! “Uh, Erika… your vision has… improved.” (((She scratches her head.)))
I switched my food-fuel to high-octane and, as a result, everything is performing much, much better. But I marvel at the results. Not the fuel. (No disrespect to Mama Nature, intended).
I think this posting is, perhaps, more for other newbies like myself. I want you to know that you can integrate the greens into your life, but that the greens don’t necessarily have to become your life. You don’t have to get tripped up by percentages, or the “right” to call yourself a raw foodist, superfoodist or any other dogmatic burden that can take the joy and juice out of this very magical lifestyle.
Please understand, I am unspeakably grateful to the many radiant, generous, articulate evangelists in the raw food community. Because of the powerful content they make available, I didn’t have to waste a lot of time with my transitioning beliefs, eating habits and kitchen set-up. They paved the way and made it easy for me to pick and choose the methods that work best for me. I got to pick, choose and modify already-developed methods, and didn’t have to create them from scratch. So I can now spend my increased energy creating the things I am intended to create. (We aren’t all destined to become a raw food coach, chef or speaker, right?)
Anyhoo, in an effort to get a little understanding about naturally improved eyesight, I googled around, and found Thomas Quackenbush’s Relearning to See. Victoria Boutenko spoke about him at 2008’s Raw Spirit Fest. I also came across Martin Sussman’s Program for Better Vision. I’m very excited about my improved vision, and will support that improvement with one or both of these programs.
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