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A Beneficial Diet for People Following a Spiritual Path

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Sat Tony SamaraI have been asked, is there a diet more beneficial for people who are following a spiritual path? Can I explain a little about the energy that we receive from certain foods? Are there certain foods which should be avoided?

The subject of nutrition is not simply a question of the food we eat at meals. Besides nutrients, foods contain scents, colours and invisible particles that attract pure light, light that is so essential for our joyful life and well-being. The choice we make is therefore always of consequential significance.

The difference between flesh-based and vegetarian foods lies in the amount of sunlight they contain. Fruits and vegetables are so steeped in sunlight, that one could say they are a condensed form of light. In order to develop the qualities of the heart, besides eating peacefully, one needs to eat consciously. This means bringing in the light, eating the concentrated light which contains the beautiful sounds that connect our hearts to the rhythms and invisible aspects of the Universe. This attracts the luminous properties of matter and illuminates your being, especially your thoughts and emotions, not just today, but throughout your experience of your existence on this material plane.

Your future depends on how you eat and what you eat. Your body is your temple and every action within the temple, done with conscious intention, creates a more harmonious outcome. Transcendence happens as you obtain better and more refined particles to replace that which hold the old and limiting particles which colour your experience of this ecstatic universe. The quality of your food, it’s physical properties, not only transforms your emotions and mind, but can actually change your appearance and personality. Everything around us is permeated by forces, and those forces become more pure and subtle the further they reach the higher planes of light that exist here in the physical world.

This realm is of a spiritual nature, which transcends limitations and lives in the pureness of your most luminous and open qualities. The secret to opening the treasure-house of food, is the love and compassion attained within your consciousness. The treasure is the sun, condensed into particles, which we can send to all the centres in our bodies. This essential signpost of love reveals to you that at the deepest level, compassion becomes a healing power in the widest sense.

Everyone you come into contact with will be touched by your presence and affected by the healing peace that you radiate. This breaks the cycle of action and reaction. You become light in the world, a reflection of consciousness in the most pure form, illuminating unconsciousness as it dissolves in the light of your new experience. The quality of your consciousness at this very moment determines how you will experience your future. Seek to generate enough light consciousness in order to feel the heightened aliveness so that you recognise and embrace your truth from the space of pure consciousness.

I see the physical body as the “temple of the soul”, hence in my work I concentrate on using various methods of cleansing and detoxification, including herbal preparations and fasting, to strengthen and purify the body.

As part of this process, I suggest the benefits in following a healthy and balanced vegetarian diet. Such a diet would exclude meat, fish, poultry, eggs and refined foods such as white sugar, white flour, deep frozen and/or processed foods, and focus instead on fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season and/or are organically produced. Aspartame and other chemical additives would not be part of such a vitally healthy and life-giving diet.

Aspartame and other chemical additives can only be understood as harmful to the body when the body comes back to its natural and innate balance. As we are surrounded by so many chemicals and external pollutants, the body somehow loses its innate ability to distinguish what supports it and helps the flow of energy to be vibrant, and what numbs the body receptors to understand that chemicals including aspartame change this body wisdom.

We all know that chemicals are life-negating, but due to ignorance and a lack of understanding from our senses we somehow believe that in some minute quantities that these are okay. Thus, in ignorance, we eat the foods that western society sees as profitable and cheap to produce rather than healthy and supportive of life.

What I feel is forgotten is that now that we are entering an era of change the body no longer needs to simply survive but actually be a vehicle towards change. This vehicle needs an immense amount of energy that goes beyond just life-sustaining, and hence the importance of a pure diet that taps into the endless pure energy sources that are in all alive foods, such as vegetables, fruits and grains that are not contaminated or processed in the way many modern foods are.

Thank you for your consideration.



Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘The Simplicity of Love Meditation,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ ‘Karma, Mantra and Beyond’ and ‘Discover Your Inner Buddha’ has been inspiring thousands of readers to discover inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives, through the power and simplicity of practical Spirituality. At the core of his teachings lies the evolution of human consciousness, which in today’s world is vital for achieving deep, personal happiness, inner peace and the illumination of one’s inner quest.

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