Aromatherapy

A quick way to experience the healing benefits of botanicals is in the shower. Plug your bathtub and add a cup of Epsom salt and 5-10 drops of an organic essential oil like Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, etc. As you shower, the essential oil evaporates and creates a spa vibe atmosphere. This is an easy way to incorporate aromatherapy into everyday living. Essential oils don’t just smell nice, they are potent and powerful. Check out some books on their benefits like Renegade Beauty by Nadine Artemis or Advanced Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt. Besides putting a few drops into the shower you may use a diffuser, salt pipe, or create beauty products by mixing essential oils with carrier oils like Jojoba or Tamanu.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda practices were created by consciously evolved beings to help beings living during the age of corruption and degradation. After listening to several audio books on Ayurveda I learned a few beneficial practices. Majority of information that is available these days is misinterpreted and corrupted, so although it is beneficial to learn, one must be discerning and listen to their inner wisdom. To access the inner wisdom may take some tedious work, because a lot of the time we let our trauma dictate our impulses. We accumulate a lot of trauma from our childhood, ancestors which is passed on with DNA, and our past lives. Wether you believe in it or not, reality remains as it is. Trauma doesn’t have to be some extreme dramatic situation. Something as common as an older sibling bulling can be enough for a small child to contract and create negative assumptions about self, others, and the world in general. Since we are living in the dark ages at the moment, pretty much everyone is traumatized to a certain degree. Our job in this life is to un-traumatize ourselves and strive for a constant state of contentment, non judgement, equanimity, and calm, despite the situation or circumstance. One way we can start our healing journey of consciousness, is to heal the body. Our health depends on our digestion. In order to sustain the physical form in this day and age we need to consume water, vitamins, and minerals. Natural sunshine is vital. 30 minutes to 1 hour of sunshine daily on full body with no sunscreen is necessary. Engage with the sunshine wisely by spending time outdoors in the morning and evening.

A few take aways I got from the audio books is to combine foods properly. For example, eat fruit separately 45 minutes before a meal. So you should not combine fruits with other foods like nuts, grains, dairy, etc. This is a. hard one for me because I love yogurt with fruit. But I am trying to not let my cravings or corrupted past programs dictate how I nourish my body. It takes time and self discipline. Balance is not about eating junk food one day and then fasting another day, that is called swinging from one extreme to another. True balance is when there is a constant state if contentment and perfect health. Another great tip I learned is to take a short 5-10 minute walk after each meal. It is not a good idea to stay stagnant or sleep right after a meal. If weather conditions do not allow for a walk, then do some household chores like washing dishes. Some other tips include:

Daily body massage with oil. Mix olive oil with essential oils, or use it on its own. Jojoba oil is wonderful on its own or as a carrier oil. Sesame seed oil is also very healing. After a shower, moisturize and massage the face and body. LivingLibations.com has super awesome products.

Neti pot to cleanse nasal passages. Use it during hot and humid times not when it is dry and cold. Use clean water which in this day and age means filtered water.

Take herbal supplements, for example: long pepper, ashwagandha, triphala, neem powder, etc.

Do research and spend time in quietude and meditation to find out what you truly need to heal.

Iodine for Balanced Body


Iodine is one of the most important minerals for the human body and most are deficient. Foods like kelp contain iodine. I mix 1 teaspoon of kelp powder with a little bit of room temperature water and drink that. I don’t trust that morton’s iodized salt and never use it. I’ve heard that it is heated to extremely high temperatures and all the benefits are destroyed. A problem with taking iodine in food form is that it may not absorb. Majority of people have poor digestion due to improper food combining, artificial food consumption, alcohol, history of antibiotic use, overdosing on sugar and other high glycemic foods, and other abuses that people do to their body. With a disturbed digestive system, minerals and vitamins do not absorb properly. A good way to supplement is transdermally. Massage lugol’s iodine into your skin, especially where it is thinner like the inner arms or thigh. Iodine is important for women’s breast health. If there are cysts or fibroids, massage lugol’s iodine into the spot where breast tissue is imbalanced.

Physical Nourishment

We are living in an age of addictions. Almost everyone is addicted to food in one way or another and use it as a tool for emotional comfort instead of simply sustaining the physical form. Many people also consume food unconsciously in front of screens or while doing other activities. As a result of this multi-tasking and overall improper approach to food, people consume a lot more than necessary. I’ve been on a journey to refine my food habits for a while now. At this point it is pretty easy for me to avoid all processed food. Not long ago I tried to eat some processed pastry that was kindly offered to me and it tasted bad, like chemicals. In the past it would have tasted good. So it is encouraging that as we refine our consciousness, our physical preferences also refine, naturally. One of the more difficult challenges that I am currently facing is food combining and volume of food consumed. As I’ve already mentioned, we have been trained to over-eat. In reality we don’t need more than a handful or two of natural food in volume. But we eat a lot more than that. Proper food combining seems like a good idea also, but again we have been conditioned to constantly consume a variety of everything all at once. Do some research on food combining to learn which foods digest best together and which foods to eat separately. For example, fruit should not be combined with anything else. But we are usually not satisfied with just eating one fruit for a meal. Instead we want to combine fruit with yogurt and some almonds to at least feel somewhat satisfied. Most people will not agree with this minimalistic approach to nourishment, because the addictions and past conditionings will turn on all possible defense mechanisms. But if our society was doing nourishment right, we would see all healthy, youthful, content people walking around. But even the “healthy” looking people in this age are still getting the flu, anxiety, and all sorts of other health troubles that a truly healthy human would never face. So the refinement process continues. Minimizing volume and proper food combining is the next step. Also it is important to note that these are slightly more advanced steps of consciousness evolution, and most people should not try to force it. Forcing anything will cause more friction and illness. I met a guy who drastically gave up eating meat and a year later got really sick. Awareness is the first step, and true changes towards true health happen gradually and naturally.

Sugar Craving Solutions

I feel like all my social media pages are becoming Jivanmukti fan pages haha. That girl is just so awesome and legit in my perspective, so when I take her advice and it works, I want to give her teachings credit. I have been monitoring my sugar intake even before I began listening to Jivanmukti’s talks. I went to a wholistic doctor about 8 years ago and he suggested I try a keto diet to heal my skin inflammation. It took me over a year to perfect but the keto diet healed my skin. Once that issue was healed I started becoming more relaxed about the sugar intake again. I avoided refined sugar but I ate a lot of fruit, raisins, figs, dried apricots, and dates. One day after eating a bunch of dates I noticed my teeth started to feel sensitive and kinda hurt. So I decided to apply Jivanmukti’s suggestion on limiting sugar to only 1 or 2 fruit a day. Berries like strawberries and blueberries are a great way to enjoy something sweet because they are low in sugar. But once you are in the sugar cycle, it is hard to quit, even if it is natural sugar like raisins and dates. I noticed that I start craving sugar after meals. So per Jivanmukti’s advice I decided to wait 20 minutes after my meal and have a herbal tea or lemon water instead. Psychologically, waiting a bit after a meal is not too hard because I already feel full and nourished. And to my surprise, once the 20 minutes pass, I no longer crave the sugar. I still enjoy the herbal tea or neem powder in warm water if I am up for it, but I don’t even need that once the 20 minutes pass. So it is basically a 20 minute self control practice. There are a lot of things you can do for 20 minutes to distract yourself from the craving. For example taking a walk or doing some household chores. Now that I am limiting my sugar intake, my teeth feel fine again.

Citrus Spa

I am doing my best to distance myself from anything that is not necessary, in particular social media and television. With all this extra time, I have to figure out what to do. I am not yet at the point where I can meditate for 4 hours, which would be pretty awesome. So today I decided to spend some of my time relaxing in a bath. I have some vitamin C powder that I bought from Swanson Vitamins. The expiration date is set for 2 months from now, and I still have a lot of this powder left. (Although I don’t always pay attention to the expiration date exactly, sometimes I extend these types of products for a few more months if they seems to be in good condition). I’ve noticed there are a lot of beauty products out there that have vitamin C as their main ingredient, so I decided to make a bath with it. I put about half a cup to one cup of the vitamin C powder in warm water and soaked for about 30 minutes. After the bath I applied a moisturizer that I made with avocado oil as a carrier mixed with lemon essential oil. Next time I plan to take a bath with Moringa powder that is also approaching its expiration date. Sometimes when you have good products but you know you won’t be able to consume them internally, try turning them into skincare products and your body will absorb the nutrients transdermal.