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Macrobiotic Diet: Can The Diet Help Spiritually and With Your Health?

18 Sep

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, the oldest-known book of Chinese medicine, is the foundation of the macrobiotic diet. Ronald E. Kotzsch writes in Macrobiotics: Yesterday and Today that The Yellow Emperor’s Classic “asserts that food is an important means for treating disease. It says that in ‘medieval days’ the sages treated illness first by diet, usually prescribing a regime of rice gruel for ten days. If this treatment was not successful, then the roots and leaves of medicinal plants were used to harmonize the energies. Acupuncture and moxibustion were employed only as a last resort. If the emotions and the will of the patient are stable, says the Classic, then cereals alone can effect a cure. Grains have a special importance and power as human food. Water and grains are the root of life and ‘death comes only when they are exhausted.’ In particular, rice is mentioned as a vital and harmonious food.”

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic is attributed to Huang Ti, the legendary Yellow Emperor (born c. 2704 B.C.), but was probably not written down until about 500 B.C. The Yellow Emperor is believed to have ruled China during a golden age and is considered the ancestor of all Chinese people. The diet was given by Sanat Kumara to the lightbearers and, among others, to Lord Lanto, who is said to have inspired The Yellow Emperor’s Classic.

The messenger has given numerous lectures on the macrobiotic diet, including how human behavior and physical and mental health relate to the condition of the body’s organs and what foods are beneficial to the health of the organs.

Diet and the spiritual path

Sanat Kumara has spoken of the importance of diet on the spiritual path:

Come, then, into conformity with your true inner being. Espouse, if you will, as the messenger has, the present awareness of the diet of the Eastern adepts. Espouse, then, that path whereby you recognize that all things have consciousness.

From the mosquito who lands on your arm to the ant or the worm—all things have consciousness. The leafy green vegetables you eat also have consciousness, as does every other food. Thus, consider yourself to be made up of the various consciousnesses of the substances of which you have partaken. Shun, therefore, those meats of red blood but rather prefer the fish of the sea that are in abundance and readily available, that can balance your four lower bodies when you include the proper complements of grains, vegetables and seaweeds. And thereby you might one day know the freedom, if it be your choice, unless you have concluded that a specific condition in your body requires them for a time of not having to necessarily continue to eat fish, for you will know the strength of God within you….

Fortification of the physical body, then, provides the chalice for the soul and the Atman. And I, Sanat Kumara, promise you this: I will inhabit the physical body of anyone who does prepare that body and who does maintain the mind that is more yang than yin. I will inhabit that body, portion by portion of myself, even as you increase your God consciousness portion by portion.”[1]

Many spiritual traditions recommend avoiding meat when one is pursuing the spiritual path, as Sanat Kumara speaks of in this dictation. This is easier for those who are away from the pressures of the world in a monastery or a spiritual retreat. Every person is different and individual needs vary according to body chemistry. Although the ascended masters recommend a less dense diet with little or no red meat, they do expect students to be practical and make their own choices in consultation with their Higher Self. They encourage a healthy diet of grains, fresh vegetables and lighter protein sources, citing fish and poultry as being preferable to meat.

Students pursuing a spiritual path often tend naturally to eat less meat, since they find that a lighter diet helps in maintaining spiritual attunement. However, students of the masters who have a lifestyle that involves heavy physical work, especially in cold climates, may find that lighter foods do not meet all their needs, and that they need to partake of heavier foods, including red meats, to maintain balance in the body. They also find that they can transmute these dense foods quickly through their physical labor and the violet flame. This may be also the case for students on the spiritual path who are going through an intense period of work or stress and may feel the need for some meat or other heavier foods to help them stay more tethered to the physical plane.

Overall, it is better to complete one’s divine plan while eating meat as opposed to not being able to function effectively in the physical plane and hence not complete one’s divine plan because of not eating meat. The master El Morya has said that if one eats red meat, then it would be best to increase the amount of violet flame to help transmute any toxins or density associated with the meat.

While the principles of yin and yang underlying the macrobiotic diet are universal, the diet as it is taught by some practitioners today does not suit all constitutions. The masters are very practical and ask us to make our attunement with our own body Holy Christ Self and to trust that attunement. Be sure to consult a doctor or health-care practitioner if you have a medical or mental condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

Research has linked modern diet and lifestyle habits to virtually all the debilitating chronic degenerative diseases, as well as lesser health issues generally attributed to aging. Without knowing which dietary and lifestyle changes can bring the health transformation people are looking for, is it any wonder there is a health crisis in the world today?

Macrobiotic DietMacrobiotics is a system that can be used to create extraordinary health, through using both traditional wisdom and modern knowledge to ascertain the underlying causes of an individuals current health challenges, and make adjustments to their food and lifestyle choices that support health improvement. Not simply a diet, macrobiotic recognizes the profound effects food, environment, activities, and attitude all have on our body-mind-emotions.

Whether you want to simply learn how to use our powerful food and lifestyle recommendations to optimize your health or support overcoming health issues, or you want to deepen your understanding of the principles upon which macrobiotics is based, and learn advanced cooking techniques and the skills of macrobiotic visual diagnosis.

Food categories and general daily proportions for persons living in a temperate climate:

Whole Cereal Grains

40 60% by weight

Organically grown, whole grain is recommended, which can be cooked in a variety of ways.

Grains include: Brown rice, barley, millet, oats, corn, rye, wheat, and buckwheat. While whole grains are recommended, a small portion of the recommended percentage of grains may consist of noodles or pasta, un-yeasted whole grain breads, and other partially processed whole cereal grains.

Vegetables

Approximately 20 30% by weight

Local and organically grown vegetables are recommended, with the majority being cooked in various styles such as lightly steamed or boiled, sautéed with a small amount of unrefined, cold pressed oil, etc. A small portion may be used as fresh salad, and a very small volume as pickles.

Vegetables for daily use include: green cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, pumpkin, watercress, parsley, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, dandelion, mustard greens, daikon greens, scallion, onions, daikon radish, turnips, burdock, carrots, and winter squash such as butternut, buttercup, and acorn squash.

For occasional use in season (2 to 3 times a week): cucumber, celery, lettuce, herbs such as dill and chives. Vegetables not recommended for regular use include: potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, spinach, beets, and zucchini.

Beans & Sea Vegetables

Approximately 5 10 % by weight

The most suitable beans for regular use are azuki beans, chickpeas, and lentils. Other beans may be used on occasion. Bean products such as tofu, tempeh, and natto can also be used. Sea vegetables such as nori, wakame, kombu, hiziki, arame, dulse, and agar-agar are an important part of the macrobiotic diet as they provide many vitamins and minerals.

Macrobiotic Dietary Pyramid

Soups

Soups may be made with vegetables, sea vegetables, grains, or beans. Seasonings include miso, tamari or shoyu (soy sauce), and sea salt.

Beverages

Recommended beverages include: roasted kukicha twig tea, stem tea, roasted brown rice tea, roasted barley tea, dandelion root tea, and cereal grain coffee. Any traditional tea that does not have an aromatic fragrance or a stimulating effect can also be used.

When drinking water, spring or good quality well water is recommended, without ice.

Occasional Foods

Recommended fish include fresh white-meat fish such as flounder, sole, cod, carp, halibut or trout.

Fruit or fruit desserts, made from fresh or dried fruit, may be served two or three times a week. Local and organically grown fruits are preferred. If you live in a temperate climate, avoid tropical and semitropical fruit and rather eat temperate climate fruits such as apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, berries and melons. Frequent use of fruit juice is not advisable.

Lightly roasted nuts and seeds such as pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds may be enjoyed. Peanuts, walnuts and pecans may be enjoyed as an occasional snack.

Rice syrup, barley malt, amasake, and mirin may be used as sweeteners.

Brown rice vinegar or umeboshi vinegar may be used occasionally for a sour taste.

 

Macrobiotic Lifestyle Suggestions

  • Eat only when hungry.
  • Proper chewing (around 50 times or more per mouthful) is important for good digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
  • Eat in an orderly and relaxed manner. When you eat, sit with a good posture and take a moment to express gratitude for the food.
  • You may eat regularly two or three times per day, as much as you want, provided the proportion is generally correct and each mouthful is thoroughly chewed. It is best to leave the table satisfied but not full.
  • Drink liquids moderately, only when thirsty.
  • For the deepest and most restful sleep, retire before midnight and avoid eating at least 2 to 3 hours before sleeping.
  • Wash as needed, but avoid long hot baths or showers which deplete the body of minerals.
  • Use cosmetics and cleaning products that are made from natural, non-toxic ingredients. Avoid chemically-perfumed products. For care of the teeth, brush with natural toothpaste.
  • As much as possible, wear cotton clothing, especially for undergarments. Avoid wearing synthetic or woolen clothing directly on the skin. Avoid wearing excessive accessories.
  • Spend time outdoors if strength permits. Walk on the grass, beach, or soil for at least one half hour every day. Spend some time in direct sunlight daily.
  • Exercise regularly. Activities may include walking, yoga, martial arts, dance, etc.
  • Include some large green plants in the home to freshen and enrich the oxygen content of the air. Open windows daily to permit fresh air to circulate, even in cold weather.
  • Keep your home in good order, especially the areas where food is prepared and served.
  • To increase circulation and elimination of toxins, scrub the entire body with a hot, damp towel every morning or every night. If that is not possible, at least scrub the hands, feet, fingers and toes.
  • Avoid using electric cooking devices (ovens and ranges) or microwave ovens. The use of a gas or wood stove is preferred.
  • Use earthenware, cast iron, or stainless steel cookware rather than aluminum or Teflon-coated pots.
  • Minimize the frequent use of television and computers. When using a computer, protect yourself from potentially harmful electromagnetic fields with a protective shield over the screen or other safety devices.
  • Sing a happy song!

 

Sources

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 32, no. 30, July 23, 1989.

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 32, no. 19, May 7, 1989.

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 31, no. 34, July 2, 1988

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 36, no. 48, October 13, 1993.

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Making the Shift. Placing Christ In the Center Of Your Home

23 May

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The tapestry of life is woven primarily in the home. Culturally, the home is the place where spiritual beliefs and values are passed on from generation to generation. Let’s explore what the ascended masters and current research present on this subject.

What is the spiritual role of a family in a home-centered culture?

The family is the fundamental social unit of society.  When the family is respected and valued, culture flourishes. Many consider that their most valuable possessions are the shared experiences and memories that link hearts together in a family.

 “The purpose of the family in our day and age is for man and woman to serve together as one–heart, head, and hand in the service of the Christ–to provide this fiery circle against the shocks of the world, to provide the cradle for incoming souls or incoming ideas for creative genius.”  

                           – Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Family Designs in the Golden Age seminar

In today’s world, family life is being challenged in many ways. Parents nurture the spiritual life of their children.

Parents have a significant impact on who their children turn out to be. When it comes to spiritual matters, parents have a greater influence on their children than the church. This is a very important idea because researchers contend that by the age of thirteen, the moral, spiritual and relational foundations of youth are established. Mark Holmen, in his book Church + Home, points out that parents are given responsibility to pass on the faith to their children from the Bible. In Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 we find the following: “Hear , O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord the God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down,and when thou risest up”.

The following graph indicates that the parents involvement with their children has a direct impact on the child’s spiritual development. To better understand the research done on this topic, visit Christian Schools International and read the “Nurturing Faith” blog.

Results of the REVEAL Survey

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Children are more likely to be attuned to their intuitive senses than adults.

As parents, it is important to allow your children to experience their sensitivities and listen to their stories, without judgment or ridicule.

Let children know at an early age that they can listen to the voice of the Inner Christ and commune with that Christ daily.

By constant daily communion, little children are approaching the day and the hour when their souls will be bonded to the Sacred Heart of their own Holy Christ Self.  Is it not a beautiful thing to see the intuition of children and their sense of rightness or wrongness in a given situation?” Maria Montessori

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The Mystery of the Perfect Christ

18 Apr

I am come, then, that ye might have understanding of the path and therefore not be confounded by the fallen ones you meet upon that path. For they would condemn you for even meeting them at all, as though it was your fault that they fell from highest star. The fallen ones in pride blame all and everything upon the chosen ones, who bear the cup of my life unto the resurrection of the whole Body of God.

The mystery fulfilled is in the opening of your eye, not to relative good and evil but, by and by, to the revelation of the perfect Christ within you. By that perfect Christ, by that perfect light, the co-measurement of the real and the unreal is clear. Then, undaunted, you move through the poisoned vapors of the black magician’s lair.

You do not succumb to the pollution of the soul, the attempt to confuse the issues, for yours is the burning and smoking lamp of your father Abraham. His acceptable offering of his son Isaac is a rising incense that will atone for every departure from the Law. Let the acceptable sacrifice be made. Let the offering be given.

When all misqualified energy is placed within the flame as he, Jesus, did do — taking all that was misqualified from the multitudes and laying it upon the altar as his offering in the way — when all of this is said and done and you have passed unreality into the flame, the only acceptable offering unto God is the pure and living Christ of you, the only begotten Son.

Him crucified is your resurrection. Thus, when there is nothing left to give, you give to humanity the gift of your Real Self. This is the message of Easter.

Excerpt from Pearls of Wisdom Vol 43, no. 48 Lord Maitreya, October 22, 2000

Who Are You? – The Identity of the True Self

The Chart of the Divine Self

Who am I Why am I here Real Self Elizabeth Clare ProphetThe mystical heart of the world’s religions is the identity of the true Self. The understanding of the Self is the most important insight that any individual can have in life.

Who Are You?

The Self begins with the permanent atom of being, the cause out of which the effect proceeds. We call this cause the I AM THAT I AM, the Presence of the I AM, or the I AM Presence.

This Real Self is seen in relationship to the evolving self on a chart that is called the Chart of Your Divine Self.  It illustrates so many of the cosmic truths that have been discovered by the great mystics of East and West.

The Chart has three parts and, in a sense, could be called the trinity of your identity.

Your I AM Presence

First, there is the upper figure, which is a sphere of light called the “I AM Presence.” To Hindus, it is Brahma. Buddhists call it the Dharmakaya, while Christians think of it as God the Father. It is the spirit of God individualized for each one.

Your I AM Presence is surrounded by seven concentric spheres  make up your causal body. These spheres of pulsating spiritual energy contain the record of all your good works. They are like your cosmic bank account.

Your causal body has spheres of cosmic consciousnessseven planes of heaven, seven spheres of awareness corresponding to the seven mighty Elohim, the seven Archangels, the seven days of creation, and the seven color rays that are emitted from the white light that is the person and the principle of the Father, or Brahma, or I AM THAT I AM.

They correspond to the seven mighty Elohim, the seven Archangels, the seven days of creation, seven major spiritual centers in our bodies, seven very distinct ways of experiencing God.

These seven ways translate to seven paths back to the Source and the Lords of the Seven Rays, who are ascended masters who teach seekers on those paths.

Your I AM Presence is a part of your being right now; it is not removed, it is not separated from you in time and space.  The only separation you have from the I AM THAT I AM is your own human consciousness, your sense of limitation, and the accumulation of vibrations from this, and previous lifetimes, that are less than the highest qualities of your Real Self.

Your Higher Self

Between the sphere of light above and the soul evolving below is the consciousness of the Mediator. The mediator is that portion of the Self that can translate to the imperfect soul something of the perfection of the I AM THAT I AM.  It is that portion of your being that is real enough to stand in the holy Presence of God.

We call this mediator the Higher Self, the Higher Mental Body, the Real Self or the Holy Christ Self.  The Christian mystics sometimes referred the Mediator as the “inner man of the heart.”

It is the Self that you are in a state of becoming through our evolution, through all of your experiences in time and space.

Depending on your spiritual tradition, you can think of this Mediator as your chief guardian angel, your inner guru (Higher Self or Atman), the voice of conscience—and always as your dearest friend.

What the Chart of Your Divine Self shows is that each of us has a Higher Self and that each of us is destined to become one with that Self, whether we call it the Christ, the Buddha, the Tao or the Atman.

You – The Living Potential of God

Your soul is evolving on the spiritual path in time and space. It is the part of you that is mortal—but that can become immortal.

The violet flame is depicted in the Chart of the Presence around you. The violet flame is a high-frequency energy of forgiveness. It’s a spiritual alchemy. It means that if we have sinned and placed spots upon our garments and that we cannot get out that spot, the violet flame of the Holy Spirit will cleanse us from all sin. These are the promises of the scriptures of East and West. And this is a scientific application of those promises.

Around the violet flame is the protective white light of God known as the tube of light. We apply the science of the spoken Word to call forth that tube of light as a protection, sealing our aura, sealing our chakras from the heavy weight of darkness that is upon the planet. (More on how to invoke the tube of light.)

The shaft of white light descending from the I AM Presence through the Holy Christ Self to the lower figure in the Chart is the crystal cord (sometimes called the silver cord). It is the “umbilical cord,” the lifeline, that ties you to Spirit.

Your crystal cord also nourishes that special, radiant flame of God that is ensconced in the secret chamber of your heart.  That is the threefold flame—called “threefold” because it engenders the primary attributes of Spirit—power, wisdom and love.

It is a very real spiritual flame about 1/16 of an inch, focused within the physical body approximately at the heart.  It is called the threefold flame because it is literally a spark of sacred fire that God has transmitted from his heart to yours.

The Hindu Katha Upanishad speaks of the divine spark as the “Light of the Spirit” that is connected in the “secret high place of the heart.” The divine spark abides in what the Sikh Sri Guru Granth Sahib speaks of as Sach Khand, the secret chamber of the heart.

This threefold flame endows our being with consciousness, with self-awareness. The threefold flame is what separates us from animals. We are sons and daughters of God and children of the Light. God has given to us that spark of himself.

The ascended master Saint Germain sponsors a universal spiritual order called the Keepers of the Flame® Fraternity. Keepers of the Flame vow to keep this flame of life burning on the altar of their hearts. They tend this fire by preserving and upholding the principles of freedom and the sacredness of life, and by extending the flame to others who do not know that they have a divine spark.

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Light to Light, not Dust to Dust: Ash or Sared Fire

1 Mar

Ash Wednesday Carl Spitzweg 1808–1885

Ash or Sacred Fire?

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent, 46 days before Easter. It comes the day after Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), the last day of the Carnival season.

Historically, this was the day that Judas bargained with the High Priests for the life of Jesus.

Ash Wednesday is celebrated by Catholics who go the altar to have ashes placed upon the third eye as the priest says to them, ‘Remember, you are mortal.’

This is a Biblical reference to Genesis allegory on the creation of Adam out of the dust of the earth—dust to dust, ashes to ashes.

What Elizabeth Clare Prophet taught about Ash Wednesday

The Lord Jesus Christ never instituted Ash Wednesday. It was instituted many centuries later. It has no part with the Passion. It has no part with the one who proved ultimately the victory over death and hell.

And what does mortal mean? It comes from the word death, mort. It means you are bound by the limitations of death, dust to dust.

But we, as sons of God, were created out of light, not out of clay. We came forth from etheric octaves. Our bodies have been lowered into this dimension but when you observe transition—which is not death—you will see the light released from the atoms going back to the Great Central Sun.

We intend to be resurrected in this life, whether physically or not makes little difference. It is the resurrection of the soul for Paul said ‘flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.’

Remember you are immortal. It’s not Ash Wednesday, it’s sacred fire Wednesday.”

“Know, then, beloved, that from now to the hour of the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord is a time for the erasing of sin and the sense of sin, of error and backsliding. It is a time for coming before God with fastings and prayers, offering extraordinary ablutions and the internalization of the Word. Easter is a time for the resurrection of the soul to new awarenesses and heights of glory and for the strengthening once again of the tie to the Holy Christ Self.” Ascended Master Saint Germain, published in the Pearls of Wisdom vol. 38 no. 12, March 12, 1995

Celebrate Lent with a Resurrection Mantra

Beloved Flame of Resurrection

Beloved Flame of Resurrection, ascended master decree by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Beloved Flame of Resurrection,
Blaze through me thy Light always;
Beloved Flame, resuscitation,
Make my heart to sing thy praise.

O blazing white Christ radiance
Of God’s own I AM fire,
Expand thy blessed Purity
And free me from all wrong desire.

Beloved Flame of Resurrection,
Rise and rise to Love’s great height;
Blessed Flame, regeneration,
Guide all men by thy great Light.

I AM, I AM, I AM thy chalice free
Through whose crystal substance clear
All can see the Christ flame lily
Of eternity appear

Blazing, blazing, blazing!
Blazing, blazing, blazing!
Blazing, blazing, blazing!

(Given 3x)

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