Even 5000 hours in the gym over a 14 year period isn't as effective as a plant based diet for eliminating cancer cells!
My son's been inspiring me with his Ketogenic Diet which basically is a very nutritious and tasty high fat, yes you heard me right, high fat, medium protein and very low carbohydrate diet which is having amazing effects for people wanting to lose body fat, build muscle (for those who want), relieve seizures, mood swings, sugar cravings, alleviate cancerous tumors and a whole host of other amazing benefits. It was discovered in the 1920s and is essentially the diet humans ate thousands of years ago before we began cultivating grains.
Do some research yourself and see if it resonates with you, there are some very tasty Ketogenic recipes out there which nicely surprised me. Yesterday I ate what I thought was a healthy balanced meal with wholegrain and wild rice and some nice vegetables but within an hour I was craving sugary foods so today I decided to make the above. it consisted of scrambled eggs with smoked salmon (soooo tasty!!!!), some nice mixed vegetables and some fresh cucumber.
The result: after the meal I didn't get the usual heavy feeling nor a slump in energy levels and I felt satisfied for many more hours than usual as well as my mind stayed clear and focused all afternoon, mood - good and energy levels good.
My conclusion: I feel there's something great here and worth testing out more... by trying out a few more tasty recipes and eating lots of great food of course!
If life’s not been what it should be or you’re feeling unsure about the year ahead, there is one thing I would like you to know…
HUMAN BEINGS HAVE THE POWER TO AFFECT ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!
Feeling dissatisfied or unsure of a part of your life...
is the actual very beginning of turning that situation around!
It’s that being aware of a part of yourself that you know could be better.
With the right steps in place, with the right attention, positive perspective and belief; there exists no situation in this world that can not be affected by that and begin to change for the better - begin to improve.
I have witnessed so many times the areas that caused so much dissatisfaction before, later on become the sources of new joy and new energy in a person. I see this in my own life everyday as well as in others who have taken the steps toward their preferred direction.
Now it’s your turn!
I’d like to see you transform and blossom as well.
Therefore, as this year begins, please keep this powerful thought in mind…
NOTHING IS BEYOND ANYONE…
HUMAN BEINGS ARE CAPABLE OF ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!
And you’re one of them.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
My meditation teacher used to say, “Begin with the end in mind”. Sankalpa is the ancient Vedic term for this. It means start when the right intention is clear. Like the target for an arrow, there’s no point firing an arrow unless it’s directed at the right place! Otherwise you would be wasting energy and arrows!
It’s the same with actions in life when you’re desiring or wanting a specific result. Until the target or end result is clear in your mind, there’s absolutely no point taking any action, as long as you’re at least doing your best to figure out where you’d like to fire your life to.
But once the vision or end result is clearly identified… and you know it because when you think about it or see it with your mind’s eye it just feels so good and right to you, perhaps you also feel a surge of energy and excitement whenever you think about it. That’s the sign that you’ve identified the right spot where you’re aiming yourself and your life… then it’s time for action to get there!
Let me give you some clues…
Your passion is something inside you. Your passion requires no one else’s approval. It requires no approval at all because it belongs to you! Your passion is yours to keep. Your passion makes-you-feel-alive. Your passion will stay by your side as your best friend for as long as you live. It’s also the one thing that will keep you moving forward in life when all else has let you down. There is no college or university course in existence that can help you find it and no one - I mean NO ONE - can tell you what it is!
The main questions people ask with regards to passion are… “What is it?” “Do I have one?” and “How can I get my hands on it?”.
Some of you reading this may have discovered your passion already and be living it. I’m pleased. For those who haven’t yet let me tell you… it’s inside you right now. It is your own pot of inner gold, your own secret treasure chest and you alone hold the key. Here’s another clue… whenever you connect with it, it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Actually, it’s more like energetic, uplifted, motivated and inspired - it’s great! Take note of the times and situations this has happened to you, they are indeed clues.
Once you’ve found your passion, once you’ve uncovered it and let it out… your life will never be the same again. The music, the secret, the magic will be out of you. Your life will expand in ways you may not even be able to imagine at this moment in time, and you will never be able to return to how you once were or how you once lived - not that you would want to even if you could. Why? Because you will now be experiencing life from a whole new level - one that puts a smile on your face each day and joy in your heart. And this becomes your new living, daily reality.
Is it really possible to feel like this most days? Absolutely! Sure, there’ll be days when things don’t flow so well, when clouds come and you may lose sight of your passion… but they won’t last. The day you discover your passion… once you’ve connected with it and who you really are, and regardless of anyone else’s opinion or view of you, your passion will be your road map home - home to the peace, the joy, the energy and contentment that make up your natural state when you have found your inner treasure and begin to live by it.
Yes, there may still be times when life will throw all kinds of things at you, plans may not work out as you’d hoped and even people close to you will let you down, but knowing your passion and purpose will hold the torch alight inside and help you pick yourself up and carry on once again and with hope in your heart. Nothing else can do this so well.
I feel it’s what we may be doing already but haven’t recognised it yet. It can also most likely be what we tend to put most of our attention on most of the time. It’s definitely the things that make our whole being fill with joy, with enthusiasm, fulfilment, inspiration, well-being and energy. It can make any person feel so alive and in love… in love with life of course! And I would truly wish it on everyone.
And here’s the key… once discovered, all you have to do is just take a step towards it everyday, however small, in order to begin feeling and receiving the blessings and the blossoming that following your passion naturally brings. In other words… want to feel really good every day? Then just take a step towards your passion and dreams each day… that’s right - just one step towards your passion and dreams each day - and you will never look back!
So this New Year, do feel free to set resolutions for the year ahead. You know the ones… those that are usually completely forgotten about by the first day of February! On the other hand, if you would like to kick start your life in a whole new way and empower yourself from the inside out with something more permanent and lasting then take time to uncover what’s truly in your heart this New Year.
This way not just you and your life can become more enriched, but the rest of us can also get to celebrate and delight in your real beauty and magnificence. Happy New Year!
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