In this blog, we are talking about how the Phase 1 lifestyle can offer more than just health benefits. There are several people (Gabriel Cousens & his beautiful wife Shanti included) who utilize this lifestyle for strengthening a spiritual practice as well. How is this possible?
Most of us, who have been doing live foods for short or long periods of time, recognize that nutrition plays a part in relationship to our contribution into the world. David Wolfe and Gabriel have both said the phrase “You are what you eat” is completely valid. So when we transition to a plant-source only lifestyle, we are declaring our NATURE in a way. Going back to that which created us (the Earth). This allows our mind, body and spirit to be unharmed by false additives, tweaked colors or processed artificial junk.
Then we get into the topic of CARRYING A VIBRATION. What does that really mean? Can foods really contribute to this? Well of course. If we get what we put in our bodies is what we get out of our bodies, then we are in fact influenced by the vibration or energy of foods. The more wholesome the food source, (planted and cultivated with care) the more grounded we feel in our bodies–we know this.
But through the research that Gabriel Cousens, M.D. has compiled over decades, we have been told over and over again that SUGAR cuts off years of our lives and contributes to illnesses in the body–and causes us to be distracted through meditation. So, in the simplest terms, if we are looking to be our NATURAL SELVES, then eating bowls of fruit, dates and figs every day won’t be helping that to happen.
“The basic teaching of Spiritual Nutrition is the eat and live in a way to enhance and sustain our Communion with the Divine for at least as long as it takes to be Liberated.” – Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Spiritual Nutrition
In Spiritual Nutrition, the Gabriel shares about the effects in significant rising and falling of blood sugars-which is the main fuel that feeds the brain and the rest of the central nervous system. When our sugars fluctuate, this disrupts mental function-which then effects our moods, creates depression, anxiety, and overall wellbeing. How are we to have a spiritual life if we are feeling miserable?
The point here, is that by allowing our selves to come off the sugar high, we have a chance to come back to OURSELVES. If we are ready to receive CLEAR guidance from the Divine, how are we to do this when our minds are jumbled or distracted? Take a moment to just consider the power of Phase 1 and what it could bring into your life. If you’ve never been sugar-free before, try it out! And, if you have been told by your doctor that you HAVE to be on phase 1, embrace it! This is an opportunity to truly hone in on who you truly are. And who wouldn’t want that opportunity?