The Light of Live Foods

Live Foods 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. Live foods are raw and uncooked foods, naturally […]

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Fasting Guidelines

An excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book Spiritual Nutrition When to and When Not to Fast Intentional fasting for short periods of time such as seven to ten days is considered completely safe by many fasting experts. In some Swedish hospital experiments with fasting, patients fasted up to fifty-five days without any difficulty. Paavo Airola states that water fasting up to forty days and juice fasting up to 100 days is generally considered safe by fasting medical experts in Europe. Therapeutic fasts from fourteen to twenty-one days are considered common in European fasting clinics. If one has any sort of serious illness […]

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Fasting – the Ultimate Way to Reactivate the Youthing Gene Expression

Gene Expression

An excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book Spiritual Nutrition Fasting, particularly Spiritual Fasting, which diminishes the physical stresses of excess food, along with emotional stresses, psychological stresses, spiritual stresses, and environmental stresses, is the optimal set- ting for activating the youthing genes. Fasting is an accelerated form of calorie restriction, and the results we see are in complete alignment with Dr. Spindler’s calorie restriction research findings and the findings of other researchers (see Chapter 22). The author’s first insight into activating the youthing gene expression began with his observations in 1988. It was the transformation he saw in people during the first […]

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New Approaches to Spiritual Fasting

“All the vitality and all the energy I have, comes to me because my body is purified by fasting.” This statement by Mohandas Gandhi beautifully sums up the essence of spiritual fasting. Although I emphasize in this article the spiritual aspects of fasting, which are often neglected by the general public and other detoxification programs, the detoxification aspects of the fast in a group supportive setting are extremely powerful and essential for the literal evolution of life and health on the planet. We all are exposed, no matter how pure our lifestyle, to tremendous amounts of toxins, radiation, pesticides, herbicides, […]

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Spiritual Fasting

The other day, Shanti and I were talking about what we thought was the most transformative workshop we had at the Tree of Life. We’ve been doing spiritual fasting workshops together since 1988, and without a doubt we both agreed that our most transformative workshop we offer is the spiritual fasting retreat. It is transformative on every level – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The question arises – Why? Firstly, there is a real power to spiritual fasting. Spiritual fasting has been part of every spiritual tradition in the world, including Judeo-Christian, Taoist, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim. It is mentioned […]

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Spiritual Fasting

I am continually inspired by the awesome healing power of Spiritual juice fasting as a self-healing tool. Spiritual organic juice fasting cleans the body-mind and feeds the spirit, allowing our physical bodies to better extract the Divine cosmic energy from our normal biochemical energy sources. The end result is the enhancement on all levels of bodily energy, including the Spiritualizing Kundalini force. Today in our society, when everyone is so attached to food as a way to palliate the ego, and to suppress our real feelings, the idea of juice fasting can create a little trepidation. Most people do not […]

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