View Full Version : Where is this going?
10-21-2005, 10:31 AM
A while back I posted about how Id noticed that some people on the board had beliefs, not necessary religious, but that they new what they believed in and seemed at peace, and I wanted that feeling and wondered if a raw lifestyle had anything to do with it, well the weirdest things have been happening, and I guess I'm wondering if its my new lifestyle and will it continue, over the last few weeks Ive noticed things around me more, usually as summer fades and we get into Autumn I start to feel melancholy and wish I could have back the colors of the summer, flowers everywhere and the smells of the lilac bush as you brush past,and that wonderful feeling of the sunshine on your skin,but as it gets colder and the days shorter (and believe you me they sure get short here in England)instead of the sad feelings that usually engulf me, Ive noticed the spectacular color of the falling leaves, the enlivening feeling of the brisk wind on my face as I walk in the heath, yesterday I was on a school excursion with my son to a native wild life walk and a ride on a boat down the river, and as I enjoyed looking at the brightness of the berries on the trees, the sound of the little wild birds,the water lapping quietly at the side of the boat, a feeling came over me like nothing Ive ever felt before, it was intense peace and well being, suddenly I felt so incredibly grateful for my life, and for all the experiences I was having, and was aware of all the goodness and beauty about, does this sound naff? I can't help it, I just feel really really good for the first time in a long time and I can't think of anything that's changed except for my raw life style, does anyone else get those feelings or am I just turning into a nut!
10-21-2005, 10:36 AM
I cannot possibly conceive of how someone feeling at peace and "really really good for the first time in a long time" could think of themselves as turning into a nut ~ unless that's all you've been eating? :)
In all sincerity ~ congratulations on coming to this moment of aliveness and awareness of the beauty that surrounds you. My advice ~ don't "try" to hang onto this feeling. Enjoy it as long as it stays and let it go as it will. It'll come back to you again in time. (You may not know what this means at this time.)
10-21-2005, 10:46 AM
Becoming clearer as a result of your diet. I have also noticeed a heightened awareness since becoming raw. And what I believe is clearer in the fact that there is truely beauty all around us in each moment. And if that's a nut then where can I sign up? :D
10-21-2005, 10:48 AM
hey cactus. i went through the same thing when i first started fasting and now since i've transitioned into a more raw diet. i noticed that things that usually comforted me (i.e. tv in the background, radio blasting during my morning commute, crowds at a bar), now annoyed me. i liked the silence opposed to loudness, i liked meditating and yoga opposed to running, i liked spending quality time one on one with my friends instead of hanging out at a large obnoxious bar. i'm not making judgement on any of these activities as "better" i'm just noticing that i as a person started to change from a mental level. on a physical level i could smell better, hear better and i feld AWAKE! i didn't need my drug of choice (coffee) to get me through the day.
i think when we simplify our lives through what we eat we also naturally get closer to nature. we throw away our need for processed foods, addictive products, chemicals, and caustic people. i truly believe that we are what we eat. and when we eat the junk that corporate america wants us to buy we become that.
glad to see that you are feeling wonderful from your raw experience. i myself am still new to being completely raw. i've been 50-85% raw for the past 4 month and just started a 90 day challenge at 100%. i must say that i've changed my way of thinking along the way and am happy for it.
10-21-2005, 11:16 AM
Yes! I've experienced it. Isn't it awesome. I beleive some psychologists call it a "peak" experience. I only remember it happening to me a couple of times before when I was a child. Since I've been raw for about a year and a half it happens about once a week now. I love it. Being raw has led me to be more spiritual and aware of the connectedness of all life. I knew this intellectually before but know I can FEEL it. :-)
10-21-2005, 11:21 AM
How very beautiful. You are becoming, or more correctly, becoming aware of your true self. You were seeing from the eyes of Soul, instead of the mind/emotions. What a gift that experience is to you, because it shows you what is possible, and what is our true state.And that awareness will just keep growing, bit by bit. What an exciting place to be in. I am so happy for you.
10-22-2005, 01:20 AM
thanks for those comments, and yep its strange to have a totaly new feeling in your life, and even stranger for me to relate it to what I eat, I used to be the biggest sceptic, but never again, Im learning to have an open mind about all kinds of things, and Ive noticed that other people have benifited from my raw expereince, my 4 year old constantly tells me " IM the best little mum in the whole world" ( I think thats because IM a lot more patient than I used to be and find my self playing with him much more) my husband says Im much calmer, which I sure am, its wasnt easy to be calm when I was ill all the time before, and my mum saw the change and now she is raw and we can support each other, and me best mate who was a chocolate addict and ate nothing but junk, has changed her eating habits in the right direction, shes not raw but said she feels a little push cos of the changes in us, In fact for me its been a lovely journey or discovery, and Revvell... I know I cant keep the feeling and so I let it pass but the essence of it lingers and I know it will be back, and that alone makes me happy,
thanks again to you all for the insite I get most everyday from this board and the effect it has had directly on me and indirectly on my family, if I could hug you all I would:)
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