Let's begin with a quote from Thomas Berry
What is the context of healing? Human health is a subsystem of the Earth's health. You cannot have well humans on a sick planet. And that is what we are trying to do, with all our technologies: we are trying to have well humans on a sick planet. The same principle applies for economics: you cannot have a viable human economy by destroying the Earth's economy.
One factor that is even more important than nutrition or exercise or belief is whether you are actively engaged in living your brightest vision for yourself and for the planet. Since living
One's brightest visions is the greatest satisfaction for the soul it is not
that you are not willing to live your visions. Rather - it is one thing to be
able to dream something but quite another to have the energy and skills
necessary to bring it into manifestation. And yet to not live your visions is ultimately a soul destroying and body destroying process.
We believe everyone has been
given a vision of how they can help to bring through a harmonious way
of being on this planet - but very few keep this vision burning brightly within their minds, and fewer still manage to live it day to day. Wrestling with the dragons of material limitation
and one's own lack of radiant clarity and vitality is unavoidable on
the path toward self mastery. To overcome the distractions and limitations of ones inner and outer situation is one of the greatest
challenges of a human life. What we call good health is really the reliable functionality of the body such that it can accomplish with ease and pleasure whatever it is reasonable to ask of it.
health, abundant energy, joy in the experience of your body - these
are especially great blessings in these troubled times. To sustain
them in an environment contaminated with a toxic soup of over 75,000
artificial chemicals manufactured since the 1930s, plus radioactivity and electromagnetic pollution
- is not easy. Also the modern lifestyle is disconnected from the rhythms
and energy of nature, and often you neglect to give your body &
mind the activities that they require. And then of course there is the
issue of the quality of the elemental building blocks from which you
create this marvelous organism - how pure are the food, the water, and
the air, and the energies that you assimilate?
If you dedicate yourself to a healthier more natural lifestyle you
will undoubtedly see improvements in your health, but you will be diverting
much of your time and energy from creative work that your soul craves,
and even then there is no guarantee that it will be enough to sustain
part of the BirdTribesNetwork's mission to assist people in manifesting their highest dreams
then - we would like to offer here some information and tools that I trust will
significantly help you to prevail over your dragons. I believe that during this next critical
phase of the planets evolution it is important to use whatever non-destructive
tools are available to us that will assist us in being optimally functional so as to effectively
contribute our gifts to the global awakening process.
In particular we would like to share with you information about 3 aspects
of wellness that do make a difference, especially if you already have the spiritual attunement and vision to know what you will use the extra energy and vitality for!
Their are many reasons why eating meat, poultry, and fish is dangerous to your health and the health of the planet. Perhaps there was a time when eating animals was an arguable moral choice as everything must die eventually and become food for something else - but in view of the global environmental crisis eating meat is simply choosing to participate in the unsustainable madness of modern society.
It is possible to produce enough food to feed all the humans in the world on a vegetarian diet - it is neither possible nor ethically defensible to continue to mass produce sufficient animals for human consumption.
The violence that is subconsiously participated in when eating a tortured animal is felt subliminally as a deep anxiety about ones rightful place in the universe.
The subtle sense of guilt generated becomes a serious impediment to the process of conscious evolution on both an individual and a societal level. It also sets the moral precedent of claiming the right to kill conscious beings without necessity, which opens the door to the possiblility of murder and of war.
form of our physical body, the life, and the intelligence that is coded within that form, are createded almost entirely from molecules that are made by plants. If we eat meat we are consuming recycled plant molecules
that were gathered by the body of an animal. But where do the Plants get their intelligence from? Are they not sculpted
by the interaction of the Elements, sunlight,
air, water, and earth? What we are suggesting here is that the intelligence of your body is
ultimately the same intelligence that spins the galaxies and stars into
existence. The medium that we are designed to draw that intelligence
into our bodies through during this phase of our development is the digestion of Plant molecules. There are no essential nutrients that are not created by plants.
We will not go into more detail here nor argue the case any further.
Those who have already understood these things do not need to be told -
Those who are closed to hearing this truth will not listen.
For those who are willing to make the transition now there is an abundance of information about how to make the transition to more compassionate and healthier eating habits.
who has lived on raw fresh organic foods for a while can tell you from
immediate experience how much better they felt - this is because heat destroys nutrition. When food is heated
the large and complex plant molecules are broken down into simpler forms that
are far less useful to the body. Animals who are regularly fed cooked food develop similar diseases to the ones that plague human society.
We suggest that everyone learn for themselves
the benefits of eating a completely raw fresh organic vegetarian diet
- for at least a couple of weeks. If you have never done it then you
will be amazed how much better you feel. You will also be helping to
create a sustainable society, reducing greenhouse gasses, living in
a more ethical and less violent way, and improving your chances of living
a long and happy life.
However - most of the fruit and vegetables we eat have been bred over hundreds of years for
size colour weight and taste -not for nutritional content. Also
the soils the food is grown in are often depleted or contaminated, and the fruit is usually picked
before it is ripe, and is usually stored and transported - all of which degrade the nutritional quality. Therefor we recommend eating raw food in conjunction with vrious 'superfoods' that are now availalbe, and/or, taking top quality concentrated
plant nutrient supplements.
"Let your food be your medicine
and medicine be your food."-Hippocrates ( know as the Father of
The science of nutrition has come a long way in the last half a century!
So much so that we are beginning to decode the molecular language of
the cells themselves. Nutraceuticals (Pharmacuetical grade nutritional products) are effective and
scientifically proven, but unlike drugs they work with the body by giving it an abundance of what it needs
to function properly.
There is a vast difference in quality between a state-of-the-art nutritional product and a supermarket shelf version. Intelligent
nutritional scientists have at last taken seriously the dependence
of the functioning of the human bodies cells on plant molecules, and
they identified many key ingredients in the recipe for optimal health. They
have realised that nature knows best and that synthetic
chemicals and inorganic minerals cannot compare to the genuine plant
nutrients that we are designed to live on. Technologies have been developed
to concentrate these nutrients whilst damaging their structure as little
as possible. We have also learned the benefits of leaving the nutrients
in the food matrix that combines them with all their co-factors.
This knowledge is a great gift of the spirits that oversee the green
garden of life. It is no accident that we have reached this landmark
of evolution - the ability to recognise and concentrate the most important
nutrients from the plant kingdom - at a time when we need it most.
Our modern diets are among the least nutritious diets in history, and yet our situation
is one where we need more nutrition than ever before to cope with the
toxic overload and constant stress of modern life.
The difference between the average health food shop or supermarket vitamin
and mineral and the new Nutraceuticals products is enormous. Many of
the old supplements are synthetic or the active ingredients degraded,
and their overall effect is to do as much harm as good. Nutraceutical
products on the contrary are of guaranteed potency, tested for efficacy, and support
the most important systems of the body. They seek to replace the missing
nutrients that our bodies expect - but do not get - from the modern
diet (even a healthy and organic one). Taking these nutraceutical products
regularly can make a very significant difference to the bodies ability
to maintain or recover functionality.
The major categories of essential nutrients that it is important to
take as supplements include
biologically active carbohydrates - a new class of nutrients which are the language of the cells. Perhaps the most important missing nutrient in modern diets.
A key nutrient involved in almost every aspect of healthy physiology
phytonutrients - molecular 'ripeness' -
antioxidant & many other functions still being discovered.
phytosterols - building blocks for the
endocrine system (glands) to make hormones from.
vitamins and minerals from plant sources.
- synthetic or inorganic ones are not the same, and its important that
the molecules are still in an active form when you take them.
antioxidants - essential for minimising
damage to our cells from toxin in the environment and our food and water.
essential fatty acids (omega3) - very important
for brain, eye, heart and circulation among other things.
Probiotics - because healthy intestinal
flora is an integral part of among other things the immune system and
In these critical transitional times it is a great blessing to have
access to these supplements that allow the physical body to be more
functional and the mind to be clearer, and thereby free the soul to
be more effective in its work.
human body is a marvelous complex self organising organic geometry.
It is innately intelligent, peaceful and harmonious, capable of regulating itself within its environment with miraculous ease.
By its own nature it maintains its integrity of form and does not dissolve into a puddle of amino acids.The body is a garden and it longs for you to enjoy wandering within it. If you neglect it, it will pine for you and lose its radiance and gradually fade into a pale shadow of its full potential as a fitting vehicle for the divine spirit. A healthy human body is one of the Earth's most beautiful living forms.
Those who live a natural lifestyle - by which we mean connected to Nature, flowing with its rythyms, breathing and moving spontaneously throughout the day, free from excessive mentalisation and anxiety - will have little need for what we call exercise. Like healthy children they will fulfill their bodies needs through the play of moment to moment experience. However, most people will find it very beneficial to regularly do some form of physical activity that corrects the imbalances caused by our more sedentary lifestyle.
As one modern teacher puts it - "The usual activity of most men and women involves a compulsive breaking and obstructing of the life-current [in the Circle of the body-mind], thus creating tensions and inharmonies within the body. Whether acting or at rest, we are usually involved in an endless ritual of twitching and shifting the body, always compensating for the pain and discomfort of our usual condition. Through the conscious use of the body, while being randomly mindful of bodily movement and posture, one is able to observe and understand the ritual of bodily compensations and pass beyond them into a stable, harmonious condition. Therefore learn to use the whole body consciously and intuitively in ordinary life and meditation." - Adi Da Samraj
Over the next few years the BirdTribesNetwork intends to produce a series of DVDs on balancing the physical body through such practices as Hatha Yoga & Chi Gung. In particular we will focus on integrating these practices with an awareness of the 5 Elements and the insights of Sacred Geometry.
You can find some introductory materials regarding integrating the practice of Yoga with awareness of the 5 Elements at www.yogaverse.com home of the Universal Yoga Mandala poster.
~ Watch this Space for coming DVDs ~
- This section is to be expanded when time permits
and Spiritual health are intimately entwined with physical health. Though the generalisations you find on this page may be useful to you, ultimately your health is a personal matter between you and God, (however you may conceive of Her ;-)
Like all of life, when it comes down to it, health is a mystery to be profoundly experienced not a problem to be superficially solved. We believe that any practise that suits you can be of benefit, as it is not the practise itself that has the power to heal. Rather the power to heal is within yourself, and the technique simply gives you the opportunity to access it !
are thousands of different types of practices that go by the name of
meditation or prayer. What unites them all is that they involve taking
the time to focus the mind on something other than its habitual obsessions.
This in itself is surely a beneficial thing whatever the nature of the
practice and the belief system that accompanies it. Meditation and prayer intrinsically involve creating a time
for the mind to be empty of its habitual patterns, or observing them
without the normal grasping and attachment, or replacing these patterns
with other more beneficial ones, or developing a compassionate attitude by asking for guidance and blessings
upon ones life and upon the lives of others.
A short introduction to Vipassana meditation retreats.
A more indepth introduction to the process of Vipassana.
Vipassana is one of the most powerful and pure mediation techniques. Translated as 'insight meditation' or 'observing what is', it can be used to develop incredibly developed awareness of every perception at the same time as developing the equanimity necessary to function in such a hightened state.
It could be said that of all the world's religions, the one that has studied the science of meditation most deeply is Buddhism. Tradition says that the Buddha taught that the cause of suffering is not in external things but in our own habits of craving and aversion.
A Vippasana meditation retreat is a chance to meet intimately and profoundly with ones own experience 'as it is'.
"An unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates
The germ theory of disease sees our bodies through the metaphor of a besieged country whose borders are constantly attacked by enemies. Lois Pastuer who was the main architect of this theory spent his whole life arguing with Claude Bernard and Antoine Bechamp who had a competing theory that emphasised the internal fitness of the body, 'the terrain', as being the deciding factor. On his deathbed Pastuer is said to have recanted - "“It is not the germ that causes disease but the terrain in which the germ is found.” More here
" A virus is nothing more than a thought stream to which
much attention has been given; it has been honed and clarified
and agreement reached upon it. Then that thought stream
is launched, as it were, out into the broader world where
it is broadly agreed upon, amplified, and further clarified;
the consciousness within the biology of the invader, being
interrelated with the consciousness of the human, responds
accordingly and so disease and illness manifests within
the body. As per our discussion above, the vibrational
pattern of the thought stream is mirrored in the cellular
structure of the virus or disease or whatever is the active
agent of the illness. The mistake that is made is to assign
cause to the biological manifestation, rather than to
the thought stream which molds or directs the biology.
We tell you without reservation that if you truly understood
the power of your thought, you never would suffer unwillingly,
ever again!! "
'When health is absent,
wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight,
wealth becomes useless and joy cannot be felt.'
Herophilus 300bc ! Physician to Alexander
'It's no longer a question
of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.' Jackie Mason (1934 - __ ) US comedian
"Now how do you stay healthy? By being responsible for reception and release, assimilation and elimination. If you are not so responsible, you become toxic and enervated. Toxicity is the failure to release, to eliminate. Enervation is the failure to receive, to be sustained, to assimilate." Adi Da Samraj
'The wish for healing has
always been half of health.'
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC - 65AD) Roman philosopher,
"Cancer itself is evidence of an absence of focalization
upon the divine geometry of the internal crystal of the soul and of every
living cell. When children can pour their light into a cup of beauty and
the dimensions of mathematics portrayed, the very dimensions themselves
then impressed upon the cells prevent the aberrations, such as a manifestation
of cancer or the vulnerability to the attack of the virus."
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Below is an interesting rough cut doco of what happens when people go cold turkey on junk food.
kill an animal for food when it is not necessary is to be only one step
away from being prepared to kill a human being when it is not necessary"
~ Firebird ~
"And the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become
his tomb. For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso
eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats the body of death." ~ Jesus,
The Gospel of Peace
'There is no curing a sick
man who believes himself in health.'
Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881) Swiss writer
Everything Man needs to
sustain good health is provided by God in Nature, and it is the job of
science to discover them.
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus 1493- 1541 'Father of modern
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore
the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus 1493- 1541 Swiss scientist
All pharmaceutical drugs are toxins designed to interfere with
the bodies normal functioning so as to achieve an effect.
Properly prescribed prescription drugs are now the # 3 leading
cause of death in the USA.
"He who killeth an ox is as if he slew a man. And when ye spread
forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many
prayers, I will not hear, for your hands are stained with blood, and your
mouths are defiled with flesh." ~ God, Isaiah 1:15,66:3
“The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress
can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Gandhi
'Thou shalt not kill any living thing,' for life is given
to all by God, and that which God has given, let not man taketh it away.
~Jesus, Gospel of the Holy Twelve, (claimed to be the earliest known recorded words of Jesus)
'A careful physician . .
. before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate
not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits
when in health, and his physical constitution.'
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC - 3BC) Roman statesman
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his
patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and
prevention of disease.
Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931 American Inventor
'Be careful when reading
health books; you may die of a misprint.'
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) US novelist, journalist, river
'Doctors and undertakers
fear epidemics of good health.'
Gerald Barzan (1672 - 1719) English poet, essayist, playwright
'Modern medicine is a negation
of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself,
as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.'
Ivan Illich (1926 - 2002) Austrian-born US writer
stereo diagram of a small fragment of DNA. Look beyond the screen and merge the images to see in 3D.
Here's another quote from Adi Da Samraj about spiritual sustanance - "There is a fundamental disposition in us to be contracted in our feeling. It is not really the result of our experience, whatever our experience. It may be reinforced in all kinds of social and other chronic ways, but it is not the result of experience. It is our philosophy, our point of view, our disposition. It is the presumption we make in the instant we recognize our functional independence. Thus, "I/me-apart" is felt as "you don't love me" and therefore lives as unlove, as "I don't love you." Such unlove remains our disposition until we become awakened from that sleep, from vital shock, from the shock of birth, not the birth trauma in the pure physiological sense, but the recognition of independence, in which we each steadily and increasingly observe that we are vulnerable, that we are subject to circumstances, that our very existence can apparently depend on circumstances. The more you observe existence in that disposition of vital shock, the more justified you feel in presuming under all conditions that "you don't love me.
What is of interest and significance about diet and health is implicit in this consideration, this metaphysical supposition by which everyone presently lives and also by which he interprets his past. Birth, or the recognition of one's independent existence, is interpreted by us to be separation. It is interpreted by us as an instant, prolonged through time, in which we are essentially unloved. And all of that interpretation is based on the feeling that we are not sustained. In other words, independent existence itself is felt as separation from the ultimate food source."