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My Top 10 List for an Outstanding Life Experience

1. Keep your center clear. When your intestine is clear, you’ll feel the bliss of free-flowing energy coursing through you. By contrast, a dense, weighted digestive system and impacted colon is a recipe for depression and sluggishness. To clear your intestine, eat quick-exit foods in quick-exit combos and spotlight bowel cleansing. Maintain this and enjoy the constant high!

2. Follow your dietary intuition—not the food police. Be your own highest authority. Don’t blindly follow the government’s food pyramid, the raw-vegan dogma, or the newest diet craze. Focus on the truths of the human body—of your body specifically, and your optimal level of transition. Outside of your truth, everyone has an agenda, a vested interest in making you follow their belief system. Don’t make your kids drink milk just because everyone else says it’s essential. Enjoy that occasional piece of fish, even after you’ve committed to being vegan, because it just feels right and it will make you happy. There is no dogma, only the truth of your body. Follow your truth and enjoy the power to decide for yourself!

3. Boost your Life Force Energy by keeping your mornings sacred. Just by resting your system with a period of fasting in the morning, you will boost the life force that animates your whole body and spirit. Stop cluttering up your center with food all day long. Enjoy the lightness of the morning before you take in anything. You will grow to love this time of day as you come to recognize the Life Force Energy within you.

4. Juice until dinner—one, two, or three days a week. Juicing will really help to open up your center and increase your Life Force Energy. At first, work your way up to this by juicing until lunch. This will really get the energy flowing and help your body catch up on the backlog of dense substances that are blocking your bliss, physically and energetically.

5. Make every day a “salad day.” Make yourself the juiciest salads with lots of cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon juice, and summer herbs like basil and cilantro. Remember what raw food is all about and make the most desirable, mouth-watering salad imaginable! Add some raw goat cheese or avocado to make it a totally satisfying meal!

6. Stretch your body. Get down on the floor and gently stretch your body—not to practice yoga per se, but just to open yourself up and relieve your body of the energetic stagnation and gas pressure between the muscle tissues and joints. Enjoy the easy bliss that comes from just a few moments of stretching throughout the day.

7. Discard the old programming, and embrace new stories that serve your truth. You are your own storyteller. Direct your own life by choosing what to accept and what to discard. Make way for all the love and joy you want to bring into your life by discarding the lies and misguided programs. Love yourself so much that there is only room for the beautiful truths in your heart. Watch what develops.

8. Pay attention to the people and places that are no longer part of your truth. Gauge your physical reactions. Do your palms get sweaty or does your heartbeat increase when you when you go to certain places? Are you really having a good time when you go out with certain people or is it a routine obligation? When you pay attention to such things you discover other parts of your life that are ready to evolve. It took me a while to recognize the many uncomfortable signals my body gave when I would walk into department stores. I finally understood that these places greatly repulsed my whole being. Now, unless it is absolutely necessary, I stay out. Another time, I realized that I could not open a tabloid/celebrity magazine without getting a little sick inside, so I stopped reading them—and now they look as foreign to me as a bag of Twizzlers! Recently, I had a strong reaction to a certain crowd. Now I have complete confirmation that there is no joy in that environment for me anymore, so I no longer engage with it. Don’t swim blindly and let the waves and rapids knock you around. Open your eyes and see that you have options!

9. Be impeccable with your word—your word is you! Don’t say things that are not true just to make other people happy or to keep yourself safe from their judgment. Be true to yourself. Of course, this starts with being honest with yourself. Have honest conversations with yourself as you address what you embrace and what no longer serves you. Be as courageous as you can be today and expand your courage every day as it opens you up more and more to your true self. When you are free to be your true self you will love yourself more and your life experience will be so much more fulfilling.

10. Find something you love more than food. Discover a passion, something that gets you out of your mind-chatter. It could be anything from painting to meditating to a particular subject that captivates your imagination, or just the pleasure of a walk with a good friend. Too many people lean on eating as an outlet for their mental reprieve. That should not be the role of a meal or a snack. Remember how great it was to be a kid lost at play for hours—not thinking, just creating and playing with the innocence of a clear mind? My passion is pursuing truth and eliminating illusions in all areas of life and then creating naturally from that incredible, ever-expanding perception. When I am creating, I am in my joy. What is your joy?

Here’s to an ever more outstanding life experience for us all!

Love,
Natalia

 


Let Your Life Force Energy Flow

What is the detox life all about? Weight loss? Disease prevention? Looking gorgeous? These kinds of goals might have drawn you here initially, but they are only part of a much bigger picture.

Today, as you contemplate a more whole and connected you during this change of seasons, let’s consider detoxification in terms of Life Force Energy. The purpose of cleansing is to remove blockages so that Life Force Energy can flow freely through open pathways in the body (intestines, blood, meridians, brain synapses, etc.), igniting and animating you as nature intended. Here are a few steps you can take to open up your body to this experience:

1) Release tension through awareness. Take a moment to feel your body. Your jaw (is it clenched?), your mind (is it chewing on endless to-do lists and worries?), your chest (is your breathing shallow and truncated?), your neck (is it tight)? Believe it or not, simply holding tension in the body will hinder the flow of Life Force Energy. To alleviate tension, practice raising consciousness of your body. Just focusing on your breathing will release tension. Don’t worry or be disappointed with yourself for holding tension—just acknowledge it. Several times a day, follow a mental course throughout your entire body, watching for tension, releasing it, and opening yourself up to the flow of Life Force Energy.

2) Practice gentle lengthening and “folding.” So many of you either spend hours “working out” in ways that waste energy and increase tension or remain sedentary all day. Your muscle tissue needs to be flexible to let the Life Force Energy flow. Waste cannot be “burned off.” A beautiful body cannot be created by weightlifting. In fact, regular and prolonged aerobic exercise will age you rapidly by overtaxing your adrenals and exhausting you (I will expand on this topic in a future blog). Take time as often as possible to stretch your muscles gently. I recommend “folding,” a term I use for the following exercise:

1. Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you.
2. Lift your back, neck, and head up and out of your “seat” from your lowest vertebrae (your root chakra), lengthening through the crown of your head as you stretch your arms and hands forward, parallel with your legs and feet.
3. Stretch as far as is comfortable. (The goal is not to go all the way forward, but to open up the blockages by increasing flexibility. You can also do this while standing).

All forms of yoga will help increase flexibility and open up blockages. Once you have achieved this, you may strengthen your body through anaerobic (preferably not too much aerobic) exercise, such as sprinting and some weight-bearing activities, but do not compromise your form (length, posture, flow) by clenching up or getting too competitive, which will only bring back the tension.

3) Do all that you can to remove the waste that you’re awakening. These cleansing actions, along with a cleansing diet, will activate the colon and fill it with more waste. In addition to colonics, I recommend eating baked beets, which are delicious and brilliant for the bowel. Bake a few whenever you can at 350 degrees for 1 to 3 hours. The longer they stay in the oven, the better they will taste, and they’ll also be delicious served cold the next day! I am also a huge fan of pure, whole leaf, raw aloe, which is terrific for anyone with (or even without) bowel issues. The only brand I have found to be up to scratch is Herbal Answer, which is available in most health food stores. It is expensive (about $26 per bottle) but well worth it. You cannot overdose on aloe and you will see how quickly and effectively it works. This is great for people who are just starting this lifestyle who have lots of animal protein sitting in their intestines. It is a painless way to lubricate and loosen it up for elimination.

4) Once you reach a more advanced level, stick to a maximum of 2 meals a day. If you are truly committed to health and vitality—and have fully transitioned gently away from mainstream eating habits, which can take at least 6 to 12 months, and in some cases years—2 meals a day should be the maximum you consume. More than that is just excessive. Juicing until lunch, having a raw salad with avocado for lunch, and then a properly combined meal at dinner is the optimal routine (again, this is not for beginners, who will hit emotional and physiological pitfalls if they attempt this in the first year). This ensures a mini-fast each day between dinner and lunch, which works wonders for your physical advancement. Systematically eating less ensures that you pass more, so you avoid the sluggishness, putrefaction and proliferation of bacteria caused by over-consumption.

Don’t be afraid to make your mid-day meal a winter-fruit lunch. The low-sugar winter fruits (citrus, pears, and apples) are great and safe for almost everyone except a Candida patient to enjoy. Make them your first solid food of the day to avoid the fermentation that occurs when consumed after a cooked meal.

Keep in mind that this is a way of life, not something you do for a week or a month. You can only live fully—with maximum joy, inspiration, and life-generating experience—in a clear, clean body, flowing with abundant Life Force Energy.

Friends, this is what living the detox lifestyle is all about!