A Conscious Food Journey

As you start becoming a more conscious human your view on life will change, this is because what consciousness means is being awake. One of the things that will be subjected to this new view is how you look at food.  When a person is asleep (unconscious) the way they look at food is a lot different than to someone who is awake.

Society, for the most part, is asleep and therefore this is why you see a world full of very non-nutritious foods dominating every part of the planet.  An asleep person sees life as if they were looking in a room at night, they faintly see some things but not with depth and clarity and this is why they consume the things they do.

I used to be one of these very asleep people and this is why I know how difficult it is to “wake up”.  One who is asleep doesn’t know they are asleep and when this is so how are you suppose to wake up.

What I am saying is don’t blame others for what they are doing, just take it upon yourself to change and with doing so you might inspire some others too as well.

So if you’re on the verge of coming out of your slumber, here are some things that I learned on my journey about food. Below is also an excel spreadsheet that I created with vegan protein and iron sources + it includes the tips written here.

 

Simple Tips That I Learned Over My Journey

 

Bread
If you eat bread, try to get sprouted ones because the nutrients are much higher in them. Find better grains (spelt, millet, buckwheat, etc)

 

Fermented Products
Try to eat these a couple of times a week as the bacteria in these products helps the gut

Vegan examples: Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Pickles, Kimchi, Coconut Yogurt, Apple Cider Vinegar, Pickles

 

Tofu
Try to stay away from soy products in general as they aren’t so great, but if you want some get the fermented ones: Natto, Tempeh

 

Raw
Try to eat things in their raw form as most things touched by humans means additivesUse common sense… naturally grown least processed food, probably is the best for your body. some exceptions apply, but mostly the less manipulated the better

Example: Get raw nuts for instance instead of processed and salted

 

Smoothies
Especially in the summer, make a smoothie with greens, fruits, nuts, and seeds.  That will make you feel full and give you a lot of needed nutrients in one go.  Tons of good smoothie recipes out there to give you a guide, but ultimately make what you like.

 

If Cooking
Try not to overcook things, especially vegetables as that takes away much of their nutrients and also it takes more time for the body to digest it. Raw foods pass through the body much more quickly then cooked.  This is why meat causes so many problems in humans.  Animals eat meat raw.  Humans need to cook it first and it takes 24-48 hrs to pass through, while vegetables and fruits in the raw form take 4-8hrs.  The less time going through the body just makes you feel lighter and gives you more energy as your body doesn’t have to allocate it to this long process of digesting and grabbing the nutrients.

 

Water
Add lemon, lime, or some kind of citrus to your water.  It alkalines it and creates a better environment for a healthy body. Drinking 8 glasses a day of water is a Western fad.  The reason this came about is that the West eats mostly bread, meat, and other low water foods and therefore one must chug water to help not feel dehydrated.  If you eat more plant-based foods (Vegetables and Fruits) you will be getting water from them and their composition matches your body’s composition of water approx 70%.  Also, water in fruits and vegetables naturally gives you good nutrients, plain water is good but won’t be needed as often if eating high water-containing foods.

 

Living Food
If the food is in it’s purest state, it is alive and just makes sense to feed yourself with living things, rather than dead stuff.  This is why so many people are feeling shitty.  They eat mostly dead things and therefore they start feeling dead. A living food will spoil easy, dead food can last forever on shelves.

 

Limit Fried Things
This is tough to avoid, but the oils in fried things are very difficult for the body to deal with and lead to many health problems.  The food is addicting, but very not beneficial.  Cook with better oils (raw coconut, extra virgin olive oil, etc)
Consider baking more than frying.

 

Salads
Make your own salad dressing if possible because most out there is quite shit.  Made with modified ingredients and tons of extras (not for your benefit, but just to keep the product lasting) Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerful addition to your diet and many good salad dressings can be made by mixing it with other ingredients of your liking. (Make sure the Apple Cider Vinegar has the mother) Braggs is a good brand.

 

Slow Down
Eat slower.  Doesn’t matter how busy you are in life if you value health slow down.  As your eating be conscious with the food as much as possible (take a bite, chew, observe how you feel during eating and afterward). This way you will eat smaller portions naturally, and you will start becoming aware of how the food makes you feel rather than just quickly eating and not noticing anything.  Your body is smart, it knows what is good for it and when, but you just have to start breaking away from societal norms and slowly building awareness of what it is telling you.  Trust your body.

 

Programs
Your mind is conditioned into wanting certain things, especially since you have happy memories with the food.  This is why it’s important to slow down and observe how the foods make you feel and take the steps to start changing the program of just eating things because you did so in the past or because others are doing it.

 

Read Labels
Companies don’t really care about your health, they care about selling products.  Read the labels as you shop.  If the product has a short story of ingredients, then probably good to avoid.  Big complicated words are another warning sign, google it if aren’t sure.

 

*A good resource is Dr.Axe
He seems to be a more conscious person and gives good information.
When I switched to a vegan lifestyle I always checked his site for tips.

 

Vegan Protein and Iron Sources + tips

Life is a Game with No Point

Have you realized yet that there is No Point to anything?

Life is just an adventure that goes nowhere and there is no point to any of it.

We believe there is a point to get to because as mind dominated humans, we have placed many additions on top of life (this is the trick of the mind) and now we go about doing things as if there is some reason for it or some place to get to.  The reason is a mind tactic, in actual reality, there is no reason for anything. Life is Pointless.

Question things deeply and all this will be revealed to You.

If this is realized, it might seem a bit depressing news to you at first since when experiencing this realization that there is No Point to anything in actual direct experience, You might start asking yourself the next question which is… then why continue to struggle and suffer through life then?

Well yes, that is a good question to ask of yourself, and when you contemplate this question for long enough, you will finally get to the stage where you realize that suffering is not needed and that it too is a mind created thing and not the truth.

Just because you see that there is No Point to life, doesn’t mean that you will now just become a couch potato.  Actually, if you do enough work and get a deep realization of this simple truth, you will finally be free to live fully for the first time and enjoy life as the game that it is.

Many people are simply struggling because they have lost touch of the truth and are now deluded by their mind that life is some serious rigid thing that is always unfair to them.

Wake up from the sleep of the mind and press the play button cause life is a game and there is no point to it, just to play.

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A Solo Meditation Camping Retreat – 5 Nights/6 Days, 33 hours (Vegan)

Recently, I embarked on a Solo Meditation Camping Retreat for 5 nights.  It allowed me to get out of all the chaos of the mind created world and get back to a more natural one.  During this ESCAPE, I did about a total of 33 hours of Meditation sits and below I share my journey.

The retreat was done at a Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada during more of the offseason which allowed for a more quiet and deserted experience.

During this time I spent about 7 hours a day meditating formally and during the rest of time focusing on mindfulness in all tasks that were done. Basically, it was 4 full days and 2 half days, since the two days were traveling and putting up and taking down the equipment.

Each night I created a Video Recap which can all be seen below. They briefly summarize the day and talk about some things that were done.

Each sit was also journaled with more depth and those entries can be seen below as well.

I also added some pictures from the journey that you might like.

Hope you enjoy!

On a side note, I am vegan so the whole trip was just eating mostly fruits and vegetables.

Vlog 1

Vlog 2

Vlog 3

Vlog 4

Vlog 5

Day 1 – Journal Entry

Day 2 – Journal Entry – 1st Full Night

Day 3 – Journal Entry – 2nd Full Night

Day 4 – Journal Entry – 3rd Full Night

Day 5 – Journal Entry – 4th Full Night

Day 6 – Journal Entry

 

What’s Missing?

Have you ever asked yourself this question before, What’s Missing in this Moment?

This is a great question especially when you have been floating around in mind space (Future and/or Past) for way too long and have gotten stuck there-believing your mind that life sucks and that there is so much missing in your life.

Remember that the mind is never satisfied with anything, and it will continue to come up with countless missings in your life no matter what is gained, if you continue to be trapped in it’s fiction. In REALITY though, if you actually take the time to contemplate this question…What’s Missing in this Moment? You will find that in fact nothing is actually ever missing. All is how it needs to be, always.

If this realization can be experienced even once deeply, it can have a huge shift in your life because the mind will never stop with trying to finding something missing in any situation, and you will keep getting sucked into this trap many more times then is ever needed.

When you’re sucked into traps, it’s nice to have tools to be able to break out of them. This question…What’s Missing in this Moment? is a tool one can use when needed.

Just like any tool in life, you must first get familiar with how it works and get comfortable using it. Once you practice using this question often, you will become quite masterful with it and with that will come much more peace and joy in each moment.

This is just a suggestion based on my own observations, so if you want to try it out then do so.  If you don’t use this method that is fine of course too, but at least then just observe for yourself how your mind is continuously finding missings in everything.

The saddest part in all of this is that the only thing that is actually missing is you seeing actual real life now, which is never missing anything, EVER.

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It’s basically a guidebook to help you to discover who you are in your most fundamental nature and to live life from there rather than just living from society’s and your mind’s distortions. You are not what you think you are and most of your suffering in life comes because of that deception that has been and continues to be perpetuated by your mind.

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Be Human, Not a Zombie: A Guide to Your Fundamental Nature – Book Launched!!!

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I have some exciting news to share…

Just Launched my Book on Amazon and would be soooo great if you guys checked it out.  It’s available in both Print and ebook.  I would recommend the print as it’s reasonably priced and it turned out quite cool!  There is artwork in both versions but in the print version was able to format it way better.

Basically, this book is a guide to help you get back to your Truth.  I have experimented on myself by doing an investigation for 4 years (10 000+ hrs) through the means of meditation, self-inquiry, yoga, and mastery work, and this is what I have unraveled through the journey.

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