The raw food diet can be a powerful tool for transformation. When our daily routines become predictable we can start to lose the feeling of magic in our lives. I am sure you have noticed the difference in your energy levels on a Monday morning, when you have to go to work once again, compared to that of a weekend adventure to a new and exciting location. Doing the same thing every day for years at a time can have a debilitating effect on our state of mind and wellbeing.
At first, it may sound unbelievable but adopting a new way of eating based around raw foods can actually help you to rediscover a new sense of energy and excitement about your life. There is an incredible power to be found in the simple act of doing things differently than the way that you usually do.
One of the shifts that will happen when you start to eat a raw food diet is that many of your daily routines will change. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a raw food cafe or restaurant near where you live or work you will probably start to prepare most of your own food. If you normally eat your lunch at the local food court or coffee shop you might instead bring your raw food lunch to the park. Aside from the positive effects of fresh air and sunshine, you will also benefit from gaining a new perspective of your surroundings.
Over time you will probably also find that you are ready to let go of certain addictive behaviors because you start to see that they are really not in your best interest. On some level, you may want to change but there is something else that is preventing you from letting go. When you take the plunge and fully commit to a raw food diet it can become much easier to release habits that you intuitively know are not serving you well. If you make a clear decision to avoid places and situations related to those patterns, you won’t be tempted to indulge. It really can be that simple.
It is also more difficult to overeat on raw foods. It is not as easy to obtain comfort by overeating in order to dull painful emotions, while you are eating light and healthy foods. You start to see food primarily as a source of nourishment and will, over time, begin to release all of the other associations that you have with eating.
Another thing that can happen when you increase the amount of raw foods in your diet is that you have so much energy that you are finally motivated to start a new exercise regime. In this way, the effects of a raw food diet are cumulative as it allows you to take further actions that will profoundly benefit your health.
However, the effects of changing routines reach far beyond the physical level and start to get to work on deeper aspects of your being. As you make the decision to embrace positive habits and behaviors and are diligent in applying your determination to succeed, something else inside of you starts to transform. You may not notice this transformation at first but as you continue to live your life in accordance with your values you will become aware of something growing inside you. This can be described as the building of your personal power.
If you incorporate enough changes into your life, and particularly if you change a lot of elements within a short time span, this can cause an energetic shift. When this energy accumulates to a large enough degree it will gather a momentum that compels you to completely transform your life. This occurrence can be a catalyst for profound change on many levels so that literally you are no longer the person that you used to be.
For those who are attracted to fasting and cleansing diets for their attributes of fostering spiritual transformation, a raw food diet offers the opportunity to break away from socialized aspects of eating and let go of emotional connections to foods without depleting the body. Unlike extreme fasting regimes and dietary restriction, a balanced raw food diet gives us the ability to transform on a physical, emotional and spiritual level, while at the same time providing the very best nutrition for our bodies.
You will learn to eat in a new way that enhances your connection with nature and to your true self. This opens up doorways and avenues of perception that would never have become apparent if you continued with eating the way you usually do.
This is one of the most exciting aspects of a raw food diet. As you shed the effects of a lifetime of energy-depleted foods, the layers of conditioning are released allowing you to get in touch with deeper facets of yourself.
By fully exploring these possibilities a simple act such as changing what you eat can have a profound impact on your entire life direction. There are countless stories of people changing to a raw food diet, and suddenly becoming aware that they are not living the life they want, then making the decisions and dramatic changes that enable them to live out their dreams.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to follow a raw food diet for the rest of your life, but once you have fully experienced this lifestyle, you will have a much deeper comprehension of the way that foods effect you on all levels and understand how best to nourish yourself in order to support your goals for a happy and fulfilling life.