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03-18-2006, 01:13 PM
When I see someone who others may say is "TOO" something, like too slow, or too overweight, or too lazy
I don't see them that way.
I see each individual as the blessing they are, created by a beloved God/dess and exactly perfect in their imperfection.
I USED to see street people and see them as NOT having enough.
I USED to see fat people and see them as glutons.
I USED to see old people and wonder why they didn't walk faster, or brush their hair, and couldn't they smell themselves? WAYYYY too much cologne.
But I see things differently now, maybe it is because I am heavy, and I am older, and I maybe need to brush my hair, or maybe it is because I have some RAW INSIGHT.
I call my "wisdom" Raw insight, because over the last 5 years, so many people have told me that they love what I say and how I say it.
Thanks to all of those people.
I think it is being RAW that does it. When you eat raw, you become who you REALLY are, the beautiful blessing called life, the human (hu means God or God like and man-- means man-so you become the God/man or Spirit being) and that is a beautiful thing.
When you see everyone as perfect in every moment, whether they are happy or sad, friendly or angry, sick or well, then you can see them as they are, and THIS, -- seeing them as they truly are -- can bring about miraculous changes in each of us.
So, now, when I see someone who is slowly moving through a line, and I'm in a hurry, I don't get upset with THEM, I accept it as a learning for me to be more prepared.
And what is the worst thing that can happen if I AM LATE? I mean really think about it, I'm not performing brain surgery, and even if I were, I'm sure there would be SOMEONE there to fill in until I got there.
So, even if it meant that I was late the 20th time in one month, and I lost my job, then lost my home then lived in the gutter, that too would be a learning experience, but NOT the fault of the person in front of me in line going slow. (although that wouldn't happen, because I am self employed) LOL
So, does anyone have a situation, that used to cause you to choose to be upset, and now that you are eating RAW, you just flow with it?
I'm glad I'm raw, and I can see the learning in all things. makes life so easy and carefree, and loving.
Thank you for that insight, rawpriestess. It's helpful to be reminded to be loving and gentle with ourselves.
When I'm in a 'striving for perfection' and self-critical mood, I find it helpful also to remember the words of a wise Buddhist monk, Ajan Chah, who said it's 'good enough'. 'good enough' .... this gives me a feeling of peace and inner 'letting go'.
Raw Priestess! I saw that it's your birthday Today! Hope you have a rawsome day!
03-18-2006, 11:35 PM
I loved the "Raw Insight!"
I have been feeling the exact opposite lately. I have totally fallen of the "raw" wagon and have also totally been ignoring what my body wants and needs for the past couple of months. I was eating raw, feeling awesome, and having many similar "insights," then I just caved to all the pressure and didn't look back. Now after knowing "the other side" (away from SAD), I feel so very off balance and unhealthy. My body is screaming at me to get back on track--so here I go again. . .
Ok, I'm rambling. . .anyway. . .
Thank you for the uplifting words! So much of what you post is indeed very inspiring! :D
03-19-2006, 12:53 AM
myssi, thank you
lara, yep, I had a totally rawsome day, went to the gemshow, bought a bunch of crystals, and stuff, and came home and had a nutmilk shake and am here for a few minutes, before I relax for the night.
thanks, it's been a GREAT birthday.
we are remodling my studio, so my entire house is in chaos. complete and utter chaos. and it will be so peaceful when we are through.
it seemed the ONLY control I have in my life right now, is being raw.
thank goodness for that.
03-19-2006, 01:40 AM
It sounds like you did.
Hope you get everything you wish for.
03-19-2006, 01:44 AM
I try not to think in those terms for other people. Perhaps this is because when I was a kid, I was severely underweight. I tried everything but could not gain weight. I hated all the horrible comments people made about me. They would say rude things right in front of me. I was embarassed about how I looked and wished I could put on some weight. One of my friends was also super skinny. In her case, I think it was merely a lack of food in the house. Her family was really poor and there were a lot of issues there. Not so in my case. I ate and ate and still couldn't gain weight.
Then something happened. My metabolism changed. For a while, I was normal weight. Now I am overweight. And eating less food than I did when I was underweight. Had a Dr. tell me that I was one of those unfortunate people who simply will always be fat and will never be able to eat much food. The same Dr. was astounded at my recent weight loss after giving up the foods I now know I am allergic to. There is hope!
I have known people with eating disorders. Either anorexia or eating far too much. I've also known people who've had a weight problem one way or the other because of medical problems or side effects of meds they are taking. So when I see a person who is too fat or too thin, I never assume anything. And I would never make a comment about it because I know how hurtful such comments can be. Oddly, very few people have made comments about my weight now that I am overweight. But perhaps that is because I am not so fat that they might see me as hugely overweight.
I do remember the comments made in a restaurant by some people at another table. This restaurant had a huge salad bar. My entire family was there for a birthday celebration. We all decided to have nothing but the salad bar. You could go back as many times as you wanted. We all went back a second time. The people at the next table were talking about what pigs we were for going back. No matter that their table was loaded with appetizers, complete meals and the salad bar stuff! We were all pretty annoyed by those comments.
I also know that just because something works for me, doesn't mean it will work for someone else. I often have people ask me for dietary advice. Sometimes it helps them. But many times they get bored with eating like I do or they simply don't care for the food. It would be nice if we could all figure out what works for us and let other people do the same. But it seems so many feel the need to make judgements.
03-19-2006, 05:30 AM
I don't know if I've developed raw insight just yet. What I have experienced, is an accelaration in finding the real me, and expressing the real me more. I'm not there yet, but it is a physical and emotional transformation, that is happening because I am no longer feeling so darn drugged by food, strong black tea, etc.
Every time I choose to eat raw vegetables (I can't tolerate fruit, oil or big amounts of seeds/nuts at the moment), I am choosing LIFE. I am choosing a positive future, and somehow that reverberates throughout everything I do. Like climbing a mountain of change towards health, longevity and happiness, one tomato at the time.
A belated Happy Birthday to Raw Priestess and happy house remodeling. :)
03-19-2006, 10:16 AM
Thank you raw priestess for this topic. Everyone has their own raw insight on a variety of subjects and it is soo interesting.
Yum yum I definately relate to eating raw is finding the real me. The scarry thing thats happening is that I don't match with alot of my surroundings anymore.
This is scarry to go into the unknown. I totally come from main stream meat and potatoes so to speak. I have asked my husband for separation because I just can't take the steak dinners, every TV on in the house and partying with friends all the time as escape. I now know why I drowned myself in that life like pulling covers over my head. I have felt this way for years but just thought it was the way is was... Gosh things are so much more clear now.
Whats funny is relating to my marriage, no one would guess we are unhappy.
I realize I have been going through motions for very long time. We have kids and want to repect each other still. Also never fight over money. Maybe we'll be like Bruce and Demi when this is over.
On another note like checking out others shopping carts. I love that I rarely have anything boxed in my cart. Others stare at me, the teen checkouts have to ask what each veggie is, it's funny. I kinda feel like a celebrity in the sense of their curiosity at me. Soon I'll be wearing sunglasses while I shop. LOL
My eating disorder was simply not having life force foods in my diet as much. And boy is there a big difference now. I really do glow more, my temperment to my kids is better. Even though my husband my nver get to where I am I am ok that he is who he is- we just don't match. (There are other issues that we've dealt with for most of marriage just my raw awareness has given me more strength and trucst in my decisions here) I like what raw priestess said about others are who they are. And they may complain that they want to change (loose weight, whatever) but they don't. They talk about but they don't do it. I've recently learned the 'lead a horse to water but can't make them drink' lesson. Whats nice is that it's ok it's their path.
OK now I'm rambling on. Thanks for the topics you guys.
03-19-2006, 10:47 AM
Thank you RawPriestess for this thread and happy b-lated Birthday.:)
For a year being raw is like a little taste of Heaven: In retrospect, I seen how sick I would have eventually gotten (morbidly obese,ect.) if I continued on that path eating the S.A.D. diet. Then, on the other side of the coin, there is now a new found hope for the future for long, healthy happy days to come becuase of the choices I have chosen to make in the way I take care of myself as opposed to when I was eating cooked food. There is an enlightenment one cannot fully explain to someone. A hope that is true and real. A light at the end of the tunnel. :)
03-19-2006, 11:06 AM
Happy Birth-Day Raw Priestess!
I see all of us as having our own path in life and I truly believe we choose our path before coming to the earth plane. This is a world of opposites.Without what we consider, "the negative," we wouldn't know what, "positive," means. The homeless person on the corner serves as a reminder of how good we have it. What a blessing!
Yes, happy birthday, Raw Priestess! I might have know that you're an inspired (and inspiring), Pisces!
Solarliving, I too believe we choose our parents before we incarnate and it's all tied up with our karma, the people we have bonds with from past lives.
What you said about positive and negative reminded me of a favourite quote of mine by Richard Bach in Illusions:
'There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.'
love and blessings
03-19-2006, 04:58 PM
Wonderful post. It is a good thing to remind ourselves of what is important.
I recently heard a tip that said if you're standing in a line and someone is really antsy, in a hurry, complaining, etc., that you can really make a change in a LOT of people's day by simply offering to let them go ahead of you.
03-20-2006, 12:58 AM
Thank you for all the birthday wishes.
I had a fun time, my son took me putt putt golfing, what a blast, I used to take him over 30 years ago. LOL
Life comes around.
I was at Costco today, buying fruit and veggies, and it was interesting because my cart had a case of oranges, one bag of mineolas, a bag of onions, a bag of bananas, a big bag of spinache, mushrooms, red pepper, cantaloup and tomatoes
this was what we bought, and everyone else, had nothing that we would eat.
I didn't make a judgement, but I did notice that there were tons of junk food in all the carts.
I have never even seen most of this stuff, let alone eat any of it.
I am still baffled by flourescent green pudding in little cups, and multi colored flakes of various names that people call cereal.
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