Today’s topic came to me in a dream. It was so vivid that I woke up running to my computer to type up this blog post. That said, today’s topic centers around my self-awareness awakening through diet, mediation and exercise. My intent is to help others awaken and offer a perspective. First, a Disclaimer… I‘m not all saying that my perspective is the only and true way of thinking. This is simply my experience.
In 1996, I remember moving out of my parent’s home into my very first apartment, and my basic concern was learning how to eat. Ok, let me backtrack a bit. When I turned 10, my mother underwent a lifestyle change. After marrying my adopted father (who mainly ate fruits and veggies), she eschewed pork and beef, partaking in fish, chicken and turkey only for dinner meals. While both my sister and I inherited this way of life, I seemed to take to embrace the change more easily.
There was sound reasoning behind this lifestyle change. My father suffered from Sickle Cell Anemia and came to a realization that many African Americans were still learning at that time. Managing this disease meant maintaining a good foundation of diet and exercise. He found his balance. So he would often prepare my school lunch consisting of veggie sandwiches with a fruit. Many of the children would poke fun of me and make jokes by commenting that my family “must be so poor that we couldn’t afford meat.” This couldn’t have been further from the truth, and I never let what they said bother me much. Bottom line, I never missed a meal and was in good health.
I soon went a step further and began to research vegetarianism. As my high school days approached, I was then able to combat the crude comments with the statement “my parents are vegetarians.” This was not true, but nevertheless I knew that I would become a vegetarian. So once I moved out of my parent’s house, became a full-fledged vegetarian and proudly let my family and friends know of my newfound lifestyle. I did not know where this would lead me but two years later, in 1998, I began my natural hair journey and within the last three-and-a-half years I became vegan. Veganism was to me the next step from being a complacent vegetarian that was spiraling down to becoming a carbo-tarian who occasionally ate fish and chicken. So in 2013, I went raw vegan. “River Goes Raw” Article Here. In the past, I often exercised, but now, with the change in my eating combined with exercise, I’m seeing some of the most amazing results. I’ve lost 75 pounds and counting, abated early onset diabetes and lowered my BMI. On top of that, I meditate at least 15 minutes a day… Meditation has provided me even more clarity and inspiration to my direction and purpose in life. Moreover, I will be obtaining a Mindful Meditation Yoga certification to aid others in learning how to reduce their stress levels.
My journey simply began with wanting to be the best version of myself. Embracing myself entirely, and changing what I can from the inside out. Reflecting back, it now seems pretty funny that this all started with wanting to validate myself to some childhood classmates after being teased about what I ate.
Fast forward to today, as people become more and more sick in mind and body, I have noticed that many of my natural hair brothers and sisters are not really “natural.” They have natural hair goals but are still eating foods that are considered “dead,” deficient in essential vitamins and minerals that the body needs. This is continuing the cycle of high blood pressure, diabetes, mental illness and various other diseases. Many of my fellow naturals have their undergraduate or even master/doctoral degrees, but yet they still don’t understand their own bodies. To me, the principle is simply you are what you eat and what you eat has a vibration. What you consume will either produce a high vibration or low vibration. See HERE for more information about vibrations. I did not notice my vibrational change until I became vegan. I am so proud to see how I have changed in mentality, in understanding that I am a conscious co-creator of my existence and most importantly in the desire to give the love I feel myself back to others. Even on my worst day, I’ve learned to switch my energy to a higher vibration.
All this brings me back to the dream that inspired me to share this story and help people change their lives. The world needs more love and true love starts by being in love with the way we treat our bodies first, then the love for animals and Mother Earth. We live in desperate times, when evil is running rampant and only seems to be growing. Evil will corrupt as many people as will allow it. You cannot fight hatred and evil with more of the same energy; we must learn to rise above it by way of elevating our vibrations to love…unconditional love. Through clean electric eating we can activate the body to move into love. Remember that love starts with you first. So I ask you to awaken…
Now, there are those who would argue that food is not the cause of some the above illnesses I mentioned and to that I say “to each his/her own.” I’m not here to judge, just to provide a point of view and be of assistance to those who choose change.
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