My belly is filled with the colors of the rainbow, and my soul is more happily filled from each bite of life that I take! I hope that you have had an energizing and restful weekend! Not only did we get rain, but we had sunshine as well! When our environment is balanced, we feel more balanced as well.
I had someone ask me the other day, “How is it possible that you are so happy ALL of the time? Every time I see you, you are bursting with energy and a positive outlook!” My simple answer is that it begins with the food! This past week, I celebrated my 6th year eating a 100% low fat raw vegan lifestyle. My life has transformed forever. Each day that I am more raw, I grow more and more into the individual that I was meant to become. We never stop growing as individuals, and this applies to us physically, mentally, and spiritually. We evolve daily according to what we ingest, and this includes more than just food.
Not only do we consume food to be integrally linked with our internal beings, but we also visually ingest everything that surrounds us. What we see affects our perception in life. Take for instance a person who surrounds himself with complainers, low-energy (dead) foods, and dark colors. Their energy is brought down because it lacks enthusiasm, color, and life. One can survive in this type of environment extremely easily (we have all done it at some point); however, surviving is NOT thriving. If we deem it, our bodies can take LOTS and LOTS of abuse. This abuse manifests itself in different ways within our bodies, and we may never even realize it until it manifests itself in the form of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.
In comparison, now look at a person who chooses to not only surround themselves with positive and supportive people, but also chooses to ingest pure water, food, light, and inspiration. This person will most likely vibrate at a higher energy level naturally and will feel more happiness in life. This is what we ALL want for ourselves; yet, so many succumb to the temptations of society and make the “lesser” value choice. Ironically, many say that eating raw or eating healthy it too hard in our world, but it is the easiest thing EVER. Fruit is already a portable fast food! What is easier than grabbing a banana and peeling it? There is no preparation involved, and no clean-up! When we make the choice to eat healthier and to surround ourselves with more raw foods, our lives will be filled with color and life!
Just looking at beautiful objects makes you feel happy. Interestingly, I find that I am at my happiest when I am either at co-op or around food before my meals. Perhaps this is because when we surround ourselves with color, we absorb that color and then exude it. Just seeing it affects our moods, and we almost reflect it outwardly to others. Fruits and vegetables are beautiful and appealing to the eye. Every color known to mankind can be found in our box bounties, and each color is associated with a different emotion or a different feeling. For instance, when most people see blue, they feel very calm or at peace. When people see yellow, they feel invigorated, happy, and light. When we see green, we feel balanced and natural as if in our own element. Therefore, I find that simply being around a bounty of fruits and vegetables all of the time makes me feel happier because just looking at them acts as a type of vision therapy!
All that being said, I cannot wait for co-op this week so that I can be surrounded with beautiful colors and life! The energy that everyone brings to co-op is delightful, and we create an awesome community! We will see purples, oranges, reds, greens, and blues in our boxes this week! See if you can guess what all of those things may be!
Sending all of my hugs and lovely thoughts!