The Spiritual Nutrition diet is a special type of spiritual vegan diet aimed at helping us transcend body consciousness, clean the koshas, calm the vrittis of the mind, clear the nadis, and expand the prana. For this reason, Spiritual Nutrition is more disciplined than a regular vegetarian diet, generally lighter and includes Spiritual Fasting and the taking of primarily live foods (uncooked roots, leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds). These are called the food of the rishis (sages) or ancient Yogis, as well as the probable diet of the Essenes.
Five effects of green juice fasting are: cleansing, rebuilding, rehydrating, alkalizing and resetting and reestablishing your holy rhythm (including the genetic and epigenetic programs) by reconnecting to your soul and its purpose. The first four effects of the juice fast naturally lead us to reestablish our holy rhythm and life purpose. As we fast and purify, the aggravating toxicities of the body and mind subside. When the mind is quiet, we begin to transcend the mind and naturally reconnect to our life purpose.
Live foods are raw and uncooked foods, naturally fermented foods such as sauerkraut and miso and dehydrated foods in which the food temperature does not exceed 118°F. They are foods that have their natural enzymes intact and have not been processed by irradiation, pesticide use, microwave, artificial additives, GMOs (genetically modified organ- ics), or cooking (heated above 118°F through boiling, baking, frying, broiling, toasting, etc.). Live foods are rich in prana, which brings the prana force not only into the body, but also into the mind, helping to purify the 72,000 nadis and expand consciousness. Live foods are the most powerful foods for enhancing the flow of Kundalini/Shekhinah energy and cleansing the nadis through which the Kundalini/Shekhinah flows on the subtle plane. A kedusha-sattvic diet helps us become superconductors of prana. As the prana in our body increases, these nadis naturally open, allowing us the deeper perception of Truth and reality as Oneness.
The wholeness of live foods is not only health-producing, but non-reproducible by science, which tends to fragment nutrition. Live foods mean wholeness. It is the holographic wholeness of the food, the complete energy pattern of the food that brings another quality and power to it.
Cooking and other forms of processing such as microwaving, irradiation, and genetic engineering destroys the quality and components of the food (and we still don’t know the full extent of this destruction). Cooking is not only risky business, but it significantly diminishes the amount of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, organic acids, and other lesser-known phytonutrients such as bioflavonoids, which are key components for activating positive gene expression. Because the phytonutrients are active in live foods, they play a significant role in gene regulation. A high percentage of phytonutrients are destroyed when foods are cooked.
From another perspective, Kirlian photography has been a very useful way to validate our understanding of the bioelectrical potential of foods. Different researchers have found that an luminescent field, a natural radiation field surrounding living organisms, takes the form of a coronal discharge we can see with Kirlian photography. The Kirlian photography clearly shows that livefood has a much stronger auric, luminescent field than cooked food. Some research even shows that a person eating junk or cooked food has a much smaller field than when he or she changes the diet to eat whole, natural live food. This leads us to the original point, which is that all living organisms are made of patterns of resonant energy or subtle organizing energy fields. This energy is reflected in the functioning of each cell, and the electrical field of the cells maintains the integrity of the biological system. We can think of the electrical luminescence in the Kirlian photography as a measure of life force in the cell. The stronger the life force of the cell, the stronger the electrical luminescence we see in the Kirlian photograph. In essence, the electrical luminescence represents the pictorial sum of the electrical potential of each cell. The obvious conclusion is that the healthier our electrical potential of each cell in the tissues, the healthier we are.
Dr. Joanna Budwig, from Germany, who has degrees in medicine, physics, pharmacology, and biochemistry, is one of the first researchers to combine an in-depth knowledge of the quantum mechanics and physics with an in-depth knowledge of human biochemistry and physiology. From this lofty scientific position, she has concluded that not only do electron-rich foods act as high-power electron donors, but they also act as solar-resonant fields in the body to attract, store and conduct the sun’s energy in our bodies. She theorizes that the photons of the sunlight, which she calls “sun electrons,” are attracted by sun-like electrons resonating in our own biological systems, especially in the double-bonded electron cloud found in our lipid systems and in the omega-3 fatty acids such as we get in flax seed. These sunlight electrons, called “pi-electrons,” have the ability within our molecular structure to attract and activate the sun photons.
Dr. Budwig believes that the energy we absorb from these solar photons acts as an anti-entropy, or anti-aging factor. As a result of her theory she believes that live foods, particularly flaxseed that contains three highly active electron clouds in the double bonds, helps bring a tremendous amount of pi-electrons into the system. On the other end, people who eat refined, cooked, highly processed foods diminish the amount of solar electrons energizing the system and reduce the energy down from the amount necessary to create a high-electron solar resonance field. Dr. Budwig feels that processed foods may even act as insulators to the healthy flow of electricity. In other words, the more we take in solar electrons as a result of our dietary intake of live foods, the better we are able to resonate, attract and absorb solar electrons in direct resonance from the sun and other solar systems.
Our health and consciousness depends on the ability to attract, store, and conduct electron energy. The greater our store of light energy, the greater the power of our overall electromagnetic field and consequently the more energy available for healing and maintenance of optimal health. Metaphorically, a strong solar resonance field promotes the evolution of humanity to reach our full potential as human (sun) beings. Light supports evolution; a lack of pi-electrons in the body hinders evolution.
Another very exciting piece of research discussed earlier in this book was reported by German researcher Dr. F.A. Popp in 1984, in a paper entitled “Bio-Photon Emission: New Evidence of Coherence in DNA”13 he points out the existence of bio-photons, which are energetic phenomena, ultra-weak photon emissions from living systems.
Dr. Popp showed that the DNA is an important source of bio-photon emission. Able to measure this emission with a device he called a “bio-photon meter,” he found that 97% of DNA is associated with bio-photon transmission and only 3% is filled with genetic information. Perhaps this is the function of what many call junk DNA. These ultra-weak photon emissions from living cells and organisms are different from the phenomena of bioluminescence. Dr. Popp found that the healthiest people had the highest amount of biophoton emission, and that the sickest had the lowest amount. The existence of biophoton emission is a critical aspect of understanding why it is important to have an abundance of live food in one’s diet. Bio-photons are emitted by a variety of forms of macromolecules including enzymes, chlorophyll, hemoglobin, DNA, and RNA. Dr. Popp found that the foods that generally give off the most amounts of bio-photons are organic, wild-crafted live foods.
One of the greatest human experiments on the live-food diet was done by Dr. Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, who over a period of thirty-three years guided more than 123,600 people on such a diet with what he terms amazing results in benefiting the quality of people’s health compared to control groups. In commenting on his study, Szekely says that he was on the threshold of great biochemical secrets of life that the Essenes had known thousands of years ago.
When we eat live foods we are consuming the living energy of the planet and fully immersing ourselves in the full energy of food as a Love note from God.