One of the issues people often speak about when switching to a more conscious diet is also how to stop over eating - eating more than the body really needs, and thereby gaining unnecessary excess weight. Personally I've experienced the challenge of this when doing highly energetic work at the Openhand workshops and gatherings. Here's an essential view to consider....
Your body is your temple to the divine! There's great joy in eating consciously - you feel at one with all sentient life, vibrant and alive. Check out our conscious cafe with lots of tasty informative snippets to spice up your life in a healthy way. Hang out and have fun!
I'd really like some help with this.
I have given up refined sugar so many times, and just can't stick to it. The longest I have gone without it is six months. I alternate between having a clean diet (meat, dairy, sugar, wheat free), and eating whatever I like. It's really annoying.
Do any of you have any tips on how to stick to a clean diet? I'd love to be free of my addictions to toxic foods.
I'd really like some advice on getting the best drinking water.
I sense that the best drinking water comes from natural springs, and second to that would maybe be water from a distiller or a Berkie. What equipment do you use to get the best drinking water?
Today we're beginning a new forum thread in our Conscious Cafe exploring the power of fasting to raise vibration, expand consciousness and positively thrive in your life. In this lead post, I'm focussing on understanding the nature of fasting and how it relates to spiritual growth. Do feel free to ask questions and share.
Aspasia - Openhand Community Coordinator
Hi Everyone in our Conscious Cafe. What are the essential things to consider when switching to a planet-based conscious diet? Here below are 20 tips from Trinity's Conscious Kitchen (Trinity has supported many Openhand events as retreat chef over the years). I think there's some great advice here, but there will certainly be more to consider. Do share your questions and views in commentary below...
Dietary Tips on Maca
Maca is just my favourite ingredient for an essential high vibe smoothie. There's oodles of reasons why it's good for you. For me, my body and soul simply ask for it! I know it can be fairly pricey in the food stores, but personally I find it well worth it. Here are all the ins and outs with some great research by Trinity's Conscious Kitchen...
Maca for the Spiritual Journey...from Trinity's Conscious Kitchen
Most of us don't find the spiritual journey easy. Personal, spiritual growth involves confrontation of who we truly are, breaking down of the old realities that not longer 'serve' us. It can push us through and beyond limits that we never even thought possible. Yet here we are - getting on with it. It's essential that we take care of ourselves on this journey. For me one of the most supportive foods I've ever found is maca! It's one of natures few true adaptogens - which means that it has the power to help us cope, adapt and thrive in the most challenging of times.
How do you best like to hang out? What did you get upto on your last totally free day? For me, I just love free-wheeling... taking off with no intention or objective at all, other than to relax and enjoy the world. Those who know me, know I just love a cup of coffee to kick a free day off with a heavenly infusion - drunk consciously of course!
T'was a winding road that led me to the allotment...
Discovering Forest Gardening
may I ask this question here?..
If any of you have a pet (dogs, cats...), what do you feed them? Is it vegan?
The levels of B12 and iron in my blood are currently low. I was quite shocked by some of the ingredients in the iron tablets I was prescribed by my GP which included liquid paraffin, sodium laurel sulphate and gelatin. I decided not to get those! I was also prescribed 6 injections of artificially created vitamin B12 over 2 weeks, which seems a bit extreme and also decided against that suggestion! What a strange health system...