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Holism

HOLISTIC DIET & LIFESTYLE
(Holistic Physic, Multidimensional Medicine, Nature Cure, Natural Healing Systems)


"Live to love, Love to live !"
"Heal-thy Self, heal-thy Earth"
"Medicine for the New Millenium"

The two main issues to restore health involve correcting nutritional deficiencies and eliminating toxicity. Limiting exposure to environmental toxins & pollution is also essential. The guidance below aids these aims and helps restore balance & well-being.

Emotions (dark, depressed/manic, fear, anger, resentment), thinking (limited, clouded, muddled, biased, conditioned), spirituality (feeling disconnected, empty, ego-centred) also need addressing. These direct and are reinforced by diet/lifestyle. All in turn affect hormone/neurotransmitter levels, organ/brain function, circulation/breathing, healing capacity etc. The WHOLE BEING and body needs balancing to achieve health.

I Am that I Am - We are what we are becoming
We are what we think - What we think, we become
We are what we feel - What we feel, we become
We are what we eat - What we eat, we become

[N.B.DISCLAIMER : The information presented here is for guidance and advice only. The reader / patient is expected to take full responsibility for their health and the author is in no way liable and can take no responsibility for anything untoward should the reader either follow else ignore the contents of this website.]


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NATURAL NUTRITION : 7 STEP GUIDE & DIET PLAN

1. CARNIVORISM
This is the most base state where animal flesh or animal products form the major or main proportion of the diet. Typical of eskimo, hunting/nomadic tribes and very unhealthy Western diets. Reduce the amount of (especially red) meat so not the main component substituting with fish, dairy, eggs, textured vegetable protein, soy, seitan, beans, pulses etc.

2. OMNIVORISM (including PESCATARIANISM)
This is the Standard American / Anglican Diet (SAD). Some people eat fish only (pescatarian) which can an impovement providing the amounts are limited. Successively reduce consumption of meat, poultry, game, seafood, fish substituting with dairy, eggs or plant foods. Where available, buy organic meat & unpasteurised milk & dairy. Increase intake of whole-grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes (preferably organic).

3. VEGETARIANISM
Eliminate all animals & animal products (e.g. gelatine, shellac, animal fats etc.). Milk & dairy products are best organic; eggs are best free-range & organic (else avoid, especially in manufactured products). Aim to have protein sources from legumes/beans and fats from plant oils. Reduce consumption of deep-fried food, junk food and additives (e.g. MSG, salt, e-numbers). Avoid microwaved food.

4. VEGANISM
Eliminate entirely milk & dairy products & products containing dairy (e.g. whey, lactose, cream); eggs & products containing eggs; honey & products with honey. Substitute, if required, with soya/rice/nut milk & soya products, egg-replacer, maple/sugar/agave/date syrup. Successively increase percentage of raw food, fresh fruit/veg/salad, sprouts, nuts, seeds. Seaweeds (e.g. nori, wakame, arame etc. are very beneficial).

5. RAW VEGANISM / RAW FOODISM
Eliminate frozen, refined & highly processed food (e.g. readimeals). Fresh unpasteurised juices/blends/smoothies and dehydrated food may help transition. Successively increase consumption of fresh salad, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, sprouts (preferably locally-produced or home-grown). May have dried foods (e.g. sun-dried, dehydrated) if dried at temperatures under 118oF. Nuts, seeds, legumes & grains are best fresh, seasonal, soaked or sprouted. Avoid or reduce consumption of grains (especially gluten-containing wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, barley, oats, triticale) substituting with quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, teff etc. Incorporate flax & hemp seeds. Seaweeds, wheat/barley grass, chlorella and spirulina are also be very beneficial.

6. VITARIANISM / LIVE FOODISM
Eliminate root vegetables (e.g. onions, garlic, potatoes, beetroot, radishes etc.), fungi (e.g. mushrooms, moulds etc.), iceberg lettuce, Brussels Sprouts, yeasts. Substitute onions/garlic with (spring) onion leaves/chives/herbs. Avoid grains (sprouted grains may be acceptable occasionally). ALL food should be raw/uncooked and ideally fresh & organic. Nuts, legumes, seeds & grains should be whole, fresh, soaked or sprouted (nuts are best bought unshelled). Eat a variety & balance of different food types (i.e.beans, nuts, seeds, veg, fruit, leaves, algae, flowers). Reduce number of mealtimes, eliminating breakfast and then evening meal. All food should be vegan-organic. Ideally leaves should be collected so as to keep the plant alive (harvesting the outer leaves only). Fruit should be gathered when ripe else ripened at home.

7. FASTING / BREATHARIANISM
This can be life-saving if suffering extreme health crises (especially where combined with internal cleansing - enemas, colonics, herbal cleanses). Regular fasting should be practised weekly preferably on the Sabbath/Saturday or Sunday (ideally dry/water only else juices/fruit). 24-48 hours is usually adequate. Fasting for periods of longer duration may be undertaken (especially in unspoilt natural, rural environments, mountainous or forested regions). 40-day fasts (fruit/juice/water/air-fasting) may be employed when sufficently pure and robust for deep detoxification). Excessive fasting can be harmful and weakening and should not be undertaken unless on an already quite light diet. Fasting can easily lead to starvation.

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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

1) Reduce food miles, avoid imported food & buy products in season from local producers / farmers’ markets else from markets/co-operatives/fair-traders rather than supermarkets – best to grow your own

2) Avoid pesticides/herbicides/fungicides/fertilisers & buy products grown by vegan-organic (veganic) methods else organic over chemical methods; avoid GM (genetically-modified) food

3) Choose whole-food products (e.g. brown rice, wholemeal bread) over refined; avoid manufactured & processed products as far as possible (e.g. hydrogenated fats, ready-meals, convenience food, pasteurised fruit juices/smoothies); choose food grown in the climate you live in (e.g. avoid tropical fruit if living in a cold temperate climate); avoid hybrid (infertile) and seedless varieties of fruit etc.

4) Avoid preserved (unfresh) products : tins, pickles, frozen foods, tetrapaks, irradiated foods, conserves (e.g. jams, chutneys, marmalade), artificial preservatives

5) Avoid all drugs : - tobacco, alcohol, hashish/cannabis/marijuana [Note - medical marijuana has been found useful in certain circumstances - and it is better than using a pharmaceutical compound - but its use can be transcended]
- psycho-tropic (mind-altering) drugs (e.g. cocaine, morphine, heroin, amphetamines, ecstasy, LSD, mescaline, psilocybin, ketamine, GHB, amyl nitrate, ayahuasca, salvia divinorum, peyote) [Note - some people have found use of psychedelic substances useful in expanding awareness and consciousness but, if going to be taken, I recommend they should be used consciously and only occasionally/rarely ]
- caffeine & stimulants (e.g. tea, coffee, cola, chocolate, guarana)
- vaccinations & pharmaceutical medicines (e.g. tranquillisers, sedatives, antidepressants, antibiotics, antivirals, antihypertensives, antipyretics, anticoagulants, analgesics, diuretics, hormones etc. - these mostly act as toxins causing the suppression of symptoms)
- herbal preparations (infusions/teas, tablets, capsules, powders etc.), though these are far preferable to chemicals if felt necessary; green tea is preferable to black though sun teas are best; the whole, fresh plant or juiced herb is more potent than dried preparations
[Note : clays, zeolites, psyllium husks may be helpful products for detoxification if felt necessary]

6) Avoid : sugar (especially refined white)
- salt (seasalt, rocksalt or Himalayan crystal salt are better than refined table salt though if desired)
- vinegar (apple cider vinegar is a better alternative but still acidic)
- MSG
- heavily-spiced food (eg. chilli, pepper, mustard - these irritate the gut)
- avoid artificial additives (e.g. flavourings, colourings, sweeteners, preservatives, stabilisers, emulsifiers)
- artificial vitamins & minerals (naturally-derived are better) [Note - some people have made great recovery from serious illness through high-dose (IV and oral) vitamin therapy or colloidal silver and artificial vitamins & minerals may exceptionally be of benefit in extreme cases]
- “health-food” supplements

7) Avoid combining many ingredients together at the same meal; simpler meals are healthier than complex gourmet preparations. Fruit is most easily digested when eaten by itself or half and hour before a meal (exceptions being apples and avocados)

8) Avoid consumption of excessive quantities of water (especially if chilled) – drink only if thirsty; fresh (or glass bottled) spring/mineral/well water is best otherwise use filtered or energised distilled; to energise water, put in a clear bottle, shake to aerate and expose to the sun for at least ½ hour to neutralise potentially harmful bacteria etc.; excessive water consumption strains the kidneys and is unnecessary if eating sufficient fruit & vegetables which are largely composed of water

9) Avoid carbonated (soft) drinks as these are acidic (e.g. soda water, cola, sparkling water); water (glass-bottled spring, well-water, filtered tap water) is best

10) Do not over-eat; eat until sated not until full/bloated/stuffed; try to under-eat if possible but do not deny yourself adequate food too; overeating distends the stomach, leads to excessive food-intake & places greater demands upon the digestive process

11) Eat a light breakfast, if at all; lunch (the main meal) should be at midday (i.e. 12-2 p.m.) and dinner should be at sunset (i.e. 6-8 p.m.); try to eat at regular times and not to snack throughout the day as this places greater strain on the digestive system; try to eat food of a variety of different colours (e.g. red tomatoes, orange apricots, purple broccoli-the rainbow diet) and densities (e.g. nuts, seeds, leaves-the chakra diet); eat only when hungry and prepare food so it looks appealing & appetising

12) Vegetables, if cooked, should only be lightly cooked (the longer and greater the degree of cooking the greater the loss of nutrients); lightly steam or stir-fry in preference to roasting/baking/boiling

13) Avoid using microwaves to heat food – this irradiates food and denatures / destroys the nutrients and microwaves have been linked to cancer

14) Avoid yeast-fermented products where possible (e.g. leaven bread) as this can lead to candidiasis; cultured and naturally-fermented products are acceptable (e.g. nut or seed milk / yoghurt / cheese, sauerkraut)

15) Avoid excessively packaged food or plastic food-wrapping; avoid storing food in plastic or metal as this can contaminate food (choose glass or ceramic); avoid using aluminium pans & utensils (aluminium is linked to Alzheimer's); eat as closely to the preparation of food as possible for maximum nutrition (restrict ingestion of leftovers)

16) Limit intake of tomatoes & potatoes as these belong to the nightshade family and contain poisonous alkaloids. Avoid chilli peppers, cayenne & aubergines too as of the same family and more toxic

17) Try to incorporate hemp or flax seeds (linseed) or oil into your diet as these are good sources of essential fatty acids and (with sesame seeds) amino acids; they should ideally be pre-soaked to remove phytates

18) Try to eat some wild food such as dandelion, nettles, thistles, mallow, purslane, crab apples, wild plums, hazels etc. as these have greater energy than cultivars

19) Try daily to include vitamin-rich, fresh sprouts : alfalfa, mung beans, aduki beans, lentils, chick peas, rhadish sprouts, cress etc.

20) Chew food well; eat in a relaxed mood (not when stressed/angry/rushed) & pleasant environment; silence during eating is better to be able to chew properly; don't eat when in pain, emotionally upset, tired or immediately after hard work

21) Use cold-pressed, unheated virgin fruit, seed or nut oils (hemp, flax or olive are particularly good); marinading vegetables for some hours in such oils gives a healthy "fried-food" taste; avoid especially deep frying which creates carcinogenic acrylamides. Stir/flash-frying is preferable if needing to cook

22) Fasting occasionally or regularly can be healthful - these are best initially restricted to 1-2 days; extended fasts (up to a week) combined with bedrest & enemas can produce much purification / detoxification; avoid excessive fasting which can weaken the system; the diet should be improved and refined after fasting else the benefits gained from fasting are nullified

23) Consume food as close to its fresh, raw, natural state as possible
- avoid wilted, rotten or mouldy food or yellowing leaves
- eat food at room temperature; let refrigerated food warm up for an hour or so after removing from cold
- minimise food preparation - chopping, dicing, slicing is better than blending, which is preferable to juicing
- blending should be minimal as this oxidises/destroys the nutrients. Blends may be useful in transitioning to increase the quantities consumed of raw food
- juicing may be useful initially in allowing increased absorption of nutrients especially where the digstion is poor. Juices though are fractured (incomplete not whole) foods, lacking fibre. They should be replaced by solid food later. A macerator juicer is far superior to a centrifugal juicer especially for green juices (grass and leaves). Juices should ideally be drunk fresh within 15-30 minutes of extraction
- dehydrated/sundried foods can be very helpful especially in transitioning from cooked to raw food; they are concentrated sources of nutrients and provide a variety of textures and flavours

24) Green powders added to smoothies, juices or salads can be a useful source of minerals (e.g. barleygrass, wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella)

25) Avoid/limit grains (e.g. wheat, barley, oats, rye, rice) as these contain gluten which can contribute to coeliac and other diseases; if wishing still to eat grains, use wholegrains (e.g. brown rice), unheated grains (e.g. raw oats), more natural varieties (e.g.kamut, spelt), sprouting the grains or eating alternatives (e.g. amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat)

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NOTES

The above are guidelines only and not intended to be followed dogmatically. They are, to a degree, ideals and it takes, depending on the individual & his/her degree of consciousness/spiritual evolution, days/weeks/months/years/lifetimes to accomplish them. The more unhealthy a lifestyle an individual has previously led, the harder it will be to change habits and the longer it may take although, paradoxically, the more important it is for him/her to embark on a process of detoxification. All unnatural foods lead to build-up of toxins in the body and hence to disease – natural foods help eliminate toxins and prevent their build-up and damaging the body. It is better to cut-out than cut-down and better to cut-down than to do nothing. A gradual transition may help lessen any symptoms of the detoxification process (e.g. weight loss, runny nose, headaches, lethargy, bad breath, foul stool/urine/breath/body odour, malaise, spots, sores). Listen to your body’s needs and eat the sort of food & amount you feel drawn to – this may change from day-day, week-week, month-month, season-season & year-year.

It should be easy to become pescatarian or vegetarian; with more commitment vegan; and with further dedication raw vegan. Vitarianism and breatharianism depend more on circumstances (e.g. home environment to be able to grow some food, ability to observe a Sabbath day of rest, spiritual practice, living close to Nature with clean air). This is only a general guide and it is possible to practise parts of different levels (e.g. anyone can fast, eat some raw food). The general recommendations should be observed as far as possible according to each individual’s will-power, budget and access to fresh, local food. It should be easier to follow a natural diet in “less-developed” countries & the countryside than in “developed” nations and large, congested cities.

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EXAMPLE RECIPES

BREAKFAST

* Fresh fruit - citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange) ; melon (should be eaten alone); banana, guava, papaya; apple, pear, plum, cherries
* Muesli / Swiss Breakfast - oat & wheat-flakes, apple, nuts, raisins/sultanas, soaked overnight in water and warmed
* Porridge / Scottish breakfast - oat-flakes (“Jumbo” oats) soaked overnight in water and warmed

LUNCH

Large green salad – cucumber, tomato, lettuce, cabbage, celery, rocket, spinach, watercress, sprouts, sweet peppers (not unripe green ones), mustard-&-cress, parsley, coriander, asparagus, leeks, sweetcorn, courgette, cauliflower, broccoli, Chinese leaf, mangetout, sugar snap peas, peas, green beans, herbs, sprouts

* Accompaniments : Essene bread; crackers; seed / nut cheese; hummous; tahini; raw falafels; sunburger; pate (e.g. blended walnut & tomato)
* Salad Dressings : olive oil & lemon juice; pesto; sesame / hemp / flax oil

DINNER

* Fruit salad
* Raw vegetable soup (e.g.blended celery, tomato, pepper, spinach)
* Nut or seed butter / cheese / yoghurt & Essene Bread
* Crudites (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, courgette) & hummous / guacamole / salsa

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SUMMATION

Eat a balanced diet of the varied food classes & colours, of raw, local, seasonal, organic, vegan food transitioning (from the items listed on the left to the right) as below :

PROTEIN (Red)
Meat - Fish - Soy - Cooked beans - Soaked pulses - Sprouts

FATS (Orange)
Eggs - Dairy - Raw dairy / Goat's products - Cold-pressed oils - (Soaked) Nuts

CARBOHYDRATES (Yellow)
Cooked refined grains - Wholegrains - Sprouted grains - (Soaked) Seeds

FIBRE (Green)
Cooked vegetables - Raw root vegetables - Raw non-root vegetables

VITAMINS (Blue)
Cooked fruit/refined sugar - Raw foreign fruit/unrefined sugar - Sun-dried fruit/Sundried cane juice - Raw ripe local fruit

MINERALS (Indigo)
Cooked leaves - Pale green leaves (e.g.lettuce) - Herbs - Dark green leaves (e.g.purple kale) - Wild greens (e.g.lime leaves, chickweed, nettles)

SUBTLE ENERGIES / CHLOROPHYLL (Violet)
Table salt - Rock/Crystal/Seasalt - Celery salt - No salt

Pharmaceutical drugs - Recreational drugs - Psychedelic drugs - Medicinal herbs/Essential oils - Fasting/Meditation

Chemical cosmetics - Natural cosmetics (e.g.shea butter) - Food cosmetics (e.g.olive oil, coconut butter) - No cosmetics

Alcohol - Soft, carbonated drink - Bottled/packeted juices - Freshly-squeezed juices - Filtered water - Well-water - Spring-water

Tea/Coffee - Green tea - Fruit tea - Herbal infusions - Sun teas

Smoke/Polluted city air - Non-smoking/clean suburban air - Country/Seaside air

Artificial fluorescent light - Full spectrum light - Sunlight

Flowers (edible e.g. pansy, rose, nasturtium, marigold, chamomile)
Algae (e.g.chlorella, spirulina)
Seaweed (e.g.nori, dulse, wakame, laverbread, sea spaghetti)

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Top 10 foods I personally consume regularly or highly recommend :
- seaweed (sea spaghetti, dulse, wakame, nori)
- spirulina powder
- barleygrass powder
- dark leaves (spinach, kale)
- fresh fruit (apples/berries/kiwi)
- dried fruit (figs, raisins, goji berries)
- green vegetables (broccoli, courgette)
- seeds (dehydrated flax crackers, hemp oil, soaked chia, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin)
- nuts (almonds, walnuts - in smoothies, milks or energy bars)
- legumes/sprouts (chickpeas, puy lentils in hummous or pates)

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NATURALISTIC & HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE SUGGESTIONS

1. Materials
Where possible, no clothes or other articles (e.g. furniture, soft furnishings, ornaments, building materials etc.) to be purchased or used made from leather, wool, fur, silk, feathers or other animals
- try to buy goods of good quality and durability
- avoid synthetic products (e.g. polyester, nylon, acrylic) & metals as far as possible
- choose unbleached materials if available made from organic hemp, flax / linen, cotton, jute, etc.
- avoid synthetically-dyed materials – aim for vegetable-dyed products
- try to buy second-hand rather than new
- if new, try to buy fair-trade goods
- avoid fashions – buy quality, classic, durable, washable (not dry-clean only) clothing that does not require much / any ironing

2. Cosmetics / Toiletries
Use only cruelty-free and animal product-free products (e.g. avoid soap with tallow)
- use the least cosmetics / toiletries as necessary (as the skin absorbs these)
- avoid products with synthetic ingredients & avoid fluoride tooth-pastes (consider using water for brushing else not brushing at all)
- use ater for cleaning the bum (Indian-stylee) which is cleaner and gentler)

3. Household / Cleaning Products
Choose bio-degradable, non-chemical, cruelty- & animal-free products
- use e.g. Bio-D / Ecover / Down-to-Earth washing powder, washing-up liquid etc.
- try using simple detergent instead of separate cleaning products for e.g. bathroom, kitchen surfaces, metals, ovens etc.
- use unbleached recycled toilet paper or, best of all, water

4. Clothing
Wear light, loose-fitting clothes made of natual materials (hemp, cotton, linen) to let the skin breathe and avoid synthetics
- avoid underwear (pants, knickers, bras)
- choose white or pleasing colours (e.g. saffron, green, blue, violet, pink) in preference to black, gold, red
- wear the least clothes necessary for warmth / protection

5. Drugs
Avoid smoking, alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, chocolate or mind-altering substances (e.g. ecstasy, amphetamine, solvents, poppers, heroin) - raw cacao may be okay occasionally; generally drugs are used to induce ecstacy which - when one cultivates a natural lifestyle - is the more normal state anyway

6. Treatments
Avoid if possible radiotherapy, surgery, medicinal drugs especially those pharmaceuticals tested on animals), vaccines, most orthodox treatments
- choose alternative therapies, if absolutely necessary (e.g. naturopathy, herbalism, aromatherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, homeopathy, energy medicine…)

7. Breathing
Avoid combustion products : smoke from joss-sticks, candles, fires, passive smoking etc., if possible, else ensure good ventilation; use vegetable oil candles or vapourise essential oils
- breathe clean, fresh air; avoid mouldy, dusty or stuffy, re-circulated air e.g. in offices, pubs, clubs, planes, tunnels (country / mountain / forest / waterfalls / sea air is best)
- breathe deeply/abdominally (i.e. the diaphragm doing most of the work) rather than chest/thoracic breathing
- breathe through the nose rather than through the mouth (except after great exertion)
- avoid living in polluted cities or city centres, walking on busy fumed-filled streets or driving extensively in heavy traffic
- ensure good indoor ventilation either by opening windows regularly or by air vents/bricks

8. Simple Living
Live simply - avoid excessive consumerism and consumption in all aspects of life
- buy only goods that are necessary & possess the minimum needed
- give unwanted or unneeded belongings away (to family, friends, charity)
- do not live in a house, possess clothing, take food or earn money excessive to your needs

9. Law of Return
Remember the mantra : REDUCE – REUSE - REPAIR – RECYCLE (rather than discard & replace)
- recycle as much as facilities will allow
- compost all vegetable matter

10. Cleanliness
Bathe/shower regularly according to the weather (ideally initially once per day then maybe once per week once cleaner)
- not too much as this dries the skin
- not too little as this leads to accumulation of toxins

Internal cleansing (colonics, enemas) may also be very helpful in cases of extreme toxicity/constipation/sickness especially if combined wih some fasting

11. Tidiness
Keep a house tidy, clean and free from clutter & accumulation of dust
- arrange to provide easy movement around furniture (basic Feng Shui)
- avoid blocking light; nurture house-plants; do not over-heat / over-cool

12. Building Materials
Choose organic, environmentally-friendly, sustainable building materials and products where possible
- choose vegan, organic varnishes, paints and paint pigments
- choose solid wood over composite board; avoid metals, plastics etc.
- choose straw-bale, stone, brick (preferably reclaimed) rather than concrete
- choose durable, quality, classic designs and products (e.g. kitchen units, bathroom suites)

13. Furniture & Soft Furnishings
Choose items made from sustainably-grown wood and from natural fibres
- avoid fitted carpets (which trap dirt); choose hemp, seagrass, cotton, rag, jute rugs etc.
- best to avoid furniture that distorts the posture (e.g. most sofas, armchairs)
- avoid interior sprung mattresses (which are very bad for the back); choose all-cotton futon mattresses instead
- try to buy second-hand, use discarded or make your own furniture

14. Household Appliances
Limit the number or size of any electrical equipment
- avoid dishwashers, tumble-dryers, microwaves, freezers
- cookers, kettles, deep-fat fryers, toasted sandwich makers, steamers, coffee machines, bread makers etc. may be dispensed with on a raw-food regime
- if cooking, avoid aluminium and non-stick utensils and pans (glass, enamelled or iron are best)
- avoid ironing; choose clothing that does not require ironing

15. Electro-magnetic Fields (EMF's)
Limit or avoid use of microwave emitting appliances (e.g. mobile/cellphones, cordless phones, wi-fi) else position away from body & head
- avoid CFL (compact fluorescent lights) which contain mercury and are extremely toxic if they break; they also emit harmful light spectrum which intereferes with vitamin D & calcium metabolism; use LED's, halogen lights or incandescent bulbs else use in less-frequented areas (hallways)
- avoid living near high-voltage power cables, pylons and substations - high voltage may be linked with cancer, migraines, M.E. etc.
- do not sleep near electrical appliances (e.g. electric alarm clocks) which can interefere with the body's energy field contributing to insomnia etc.

16. Commuting
Don’t spend excessive amounts of time commuting or journeying to-and-fro as this strains the nervous system - live near work, work near home or work @ home
- avoid cars if possible – walk, cycle or use public transport where available

17. Holidays
Travel, if you feel it necessary, but take out enough time to thoroughly experience the new culture or environment (e.g. at least 1 month depending on country)
– don’t be a tourist; use travel as an opportunity to learn more about other cultures, history, religion and people and, more importantly, yourself

18. Rest, relaxation & retreats
Make time for meditation, contemplation, reflection & relaxation (ideally, morning, noon and evening)
- observe the Sabbath (or rest at least one day per week)
- rest as much as the body signals, lying in a quiet, dim room
- spend time at a commune, ashram, community, spiritual centre or retreat
- learn to listen, talk less; appreciate the sound of silence

19. Pets
Animal are not objects to be owned; be conscientious if choosing to look after pets / companion animals; dogs or cats are preferable to other companion animals (they have evolved naturally to live with Man); treat them well
- rescue an animal, if able
- feed pets vegetarian or preferably vegan food where possible (cats and dogs can both be vegan and healthy)

20. Exercise
Take regular exercise as able : walking, cycling, hiking, hatha yoga, t’ai ch’i, swimming, running, sport, rebouding
- avoid/limit gym-training, fast sports (e.g. squash), high impact aerobics & jogging (on hard surfaces) as these can strain the musculo-skeletal system
- don't exercise to point of exhaustion, immediately after a meal or have prolonged muscular contractions beyond a few seconds
- take exercise which uses all muscles / parts of the body and exercise in fresh air (or with windows open if indoors)

21. Study
Study the holy scriptures of all truthful religions / philosophies and other spiritual / channelled / New Age books
- do not follow any teaching dogmatically or pedantically : they are guides only and each individual has to follow his/her own path
- watch the more conscious youTubes on such subjects as "Secret" Societies, New World Order, ascension, spiritual development (check out Humanity Healing Foundation), Hollow Earth, Saint Germain/Ascended Masters, 2012, Galactic Federation/Pleiadeans/Arcturians/Sirians, Atlantis, Holographic Universe, Sacred Geometry...

Study and educate yourself in the sciences, arts, philosophy, ethics (e.g. biology, physics, ecology, environmental science, ancient & modern philosophy, poetry)
- learn what is true in all you read and remember, not everything in black-and-white is the Truth; many scriptures & texts have been adulterated or are partial reflections of the Universal Oneness

22. Dharma
Dharma means Truth, Path, Duty, Wisdom or Teaching : Keep the Dharma
- try to understand the concepts of karma & reincarnation
- try to be always aware, loving, truthful and peaceful
- acknowledge the need for a connection with Nature/God : be mindful always of this in all you think, say & do
- have the great spiritual leaders as role models (e.g. Jesus, Gandhi, Buddha, Krishna) and try to behave as they would
- develop the virtues of non-attachment & equanimity; try to be calm and settled even in the most hostile situations; if disturbed, take deep, regular breaths and centre the mind before doing anything rash
- remember the Golden Rule : Do to others as you'd have done to you

23. Emotional Clearing
Contemplate and reflect on your feelings and reactions from people (who can be mirrors of ourselves or reacting to stuff within us). Analyse, observe and process negative emotions - fear, worry, anger, hatred, resentment, grief, sadness, bitterness, jealousy, envy, lust, callousness, judgment, criticism, mania etc. Cultivate the qualities of (unconditional, universal, eternal) love, forgiveness, compassion, faith, trust, care, calmness, acceptance, joy, peace, non-judgment
- feed emotions daily with loving/inspirational thoughts, kind words/song, beautiful sights/images/sound/music, affectionate touch/hugs and good deeds

24. Relationships
Lovers, family, friends, acquaintances, business partners, work colleagues etc. should be supportive and uplifting. Avoid company that is abusive, negative, antagonistic or brings you down. Relationships should be worked at but where harmony cannot be achieved, it is better to keep some distance

25. Sunlight
Get adequate sunshine on your body to manufacture vitamin D (15 minutes per day is minimum); most people are deficient in this vitamin and a lack is linked with cancer and other health issues; if indoors, expose skin directly to sun through an open window; avoid over-exposure to the sun too; avoid sun lotions which can be toxic - just go in the shade; avoid sunglasses if possible - use a visor to limit glare if needed

26. Sex
Sex and touch is an expression of Love and therefore can be very beneficial; avoid excessive sexual activity and onanism though which can be enervating; periods of celibacy and introspection can be very healing too; best to choose partners with whom one can connect on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level

27. Thinking
Culitvate positive thoughts as Consciousness Creates ! We receive what we believe...think in unlimited terms; dream, idealise and realise - dream your life then live your dream; think in divine terms and be cognisant of the principles of Life & Creation (listed below)
- be grateful for what you have rather than sad for whet you don't
- cultivate a happy, kind, generous and optimistic attitude

28. Personal Sovereignty
Aim to be (co-)independent, self-reliant and responsible as far as possible; someone who largely depends or relies on others is not helping themselves or others; aim to be financially solvent in order to live a more rewarding life and to help others better; however, we are a community too and we are here to share our knowledge, creativity, gifts and talents; also to work together cooperatively

29. Environment
Aim to live in locations which have a natural setting (i.e.leafy, rural),are peaceful & unpolluted and which are beautiful; such places are uplifting for the soul, conducive to meditation & reflection and are calming & healing

30. Sleep
Sleep is a time of repair & rejuvenation and it is important to obtain high-quality sleep;
- sleep soundly & sufficiently (ideally asleep by 9-10pm and sleeping 8 hours per day - longer or shorter as needed)
- avoid drinking or eating a few hours before bedtime as this can interupt sleep
- worry can also disturb sleep; meditation/relaxaton before sleeping can help

31. Posture : keep head upright and in alignment with shoulders and hips when sitting, standing or walking
- if reading / working have book. screen etc. in front rather to the side (i.e. avoid craning the neck)

32. Play, have fun, joke & laugh ("Laughter is the best medicine"); laughter reduces stress levels, boosts immunity and strengthens the nervous system as well as places life in perspective...

33. Work
Love what you do and do what you love
- change careers, if necessary, or work in less mundane or stressful occupations (e.g. avoid jobs involving human, animal or environmental exploitation or lacking creativity)
- help those less fortunate or able (sick, old, poor, young, animals)
- do voluntary / charitable work, if possible, else give to selected charities
- do creative, rewarding or engaging work – plant trees, make music, write a book/poetry/prose, sing
- work diligently & conscientiously taking pride in everything you do
- earn enough money to cover your needs not your greed
- maybe choose to work part-time to allow time for healing / more spiritual activity; avoid overwork as well as indolence - aim for a balance of work-play-rest
- have a fulfilling hobby, voluntary job or leisure activity especially where work is less than satisfying

34. Avoid piercings (the metal can disrupt the body's electromagnetic fields and act as an antenna for external negative EMF's)

Avoid tatoos (which contain toxic substances) - the body is beautiful enough as it is - temporary tatooing (e.g. with henna) is ok

Avoid internal prostheses (e.g. breast implants, calf implants, hip replacements) as these are all foreign bodies and create allergic responses from the immune system

35.De-stress
Learning to reduce stress in daily life is crucial in health and enabling proper digestion/assimilation of nutrients as the gut is impaired if there are excess stress hormones circulating

Some stress can be stimulating but chronic stress is debilitating. Avoid or change such things as difficult personal relationships, uninspiring work or under/over-work, tight deadlines etc., noisy/polluted/ugly environments, excessive travelling/commuting.

Financial stress is also a problem and ideally avoid being in debt and aim to earn a surplus income in order to afford quality food and to pay bills easily. If income cannot immediately be increased, then reduce expenses and outgoings, shop at charity shops, walk or cycle, use Freecycle/Couchsurfing/Timebanks/Skillshares etc.


36. Tuning-in
Last but far from least, tune into your own source of wisdom within, the answer to everything : inner-knowing, gut-feeling, intuition, Conscience, divine inspiration either through 15-30minutes' daily meditation, prayer, chanting, silence, time in Nature, quiet reflection, introspection, critical self-analysis… Anyone / anything else can only be a rough guide on how to live one's life - the ideal is to look inside for the Truth to become your own guru (gee, you are you).

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SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES FOR HAPPINESS, HEALTH, WISDOM, WEALTH & LONGEVITY

The following are presented as a compilation of "laws" derived from Hermetic wisdom, channelled teachings (e.g. Arcturian, futurist) and more enlightened thinkers. I do not personally subscribe to a defined number of laws or priniciples (e.g. 12, 20) as there are many and they all have value. I think some are more important than others at different times depending on what one is hoping to achieve and where one needs some focus to balance one's character. Each principle is powerful in its own right but, used together or synergistically, their power is much magnified.

The only true unalterable "Law" as such is the Law of One (All Creation being united & inter-connected). From this derive all other sub-laws or principles as these are all encompassed in the overall law of unity. There could also be said to be another law or rule...the Law of None: "There is only one rule - there are no rules !". This is an expression of the principle of Free Will, Liberty, Change & Infinite Potential of the One. There may be one last law towards which the Law of One is ever heading - the Law of Harmony (everything in Creation seeks to attain divine order, balance, homeostasis, sustainability, endurance and peaceful co-existence).

I have subdivided the principles into subsets of 7 based on the chakra system as this helps classify them and allows one to consider better all principles equally as all are ultimately important if desiring happiness & Life. The closer one embraces & embodies the quality of the principle, the more whole/healthy/vital, divine/godlike & happier/enlightened/balanced one becomes. The reverse is also true in that the further we drift from these principles, the more alone/separated/sick, bestial/demonic & unhappy/endarkened/imbalanced one gets. I have placed my own personal ideas of the main principles first, the Hermetic laws second and others after.


1. ONENESS/BLISS [Mentalism/Consciousness] Joy/Enjoyment/Enstasy - Infinite Potential - Free Will/Non-interference - Perpetual transmutation of energy/Chaos/Change - Timelessness/Formlessness - Metaphysics/Magic/Lawlessness - Rest/Sleep - Unity/Christ/Krishna/Cosmic Consciousnss

- e.g. Philosophers (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle); Mystics (Buddha, Yogananda, Ramana Maharshi, Osho, Vivekananda)


2. LOGIC-BEAUTY/QUALITY [Polarity/Duality] Gnosis/Knowledge - Faith/Trust - Attention/Focus - Imagination

- e.g. Scientists (Pythagoras, Newton, Einstein); Artists (Van Gogh, Monet, Turner)


3. TRUTH/WISDOM [Vibration/Movement] Honesty - Openness - Communication - Understanding - Gratitude - Praise/Commendation - Blessing - Word/Poetry/Song/Music

- e.g. Writers (Shakespeare, Dickens, Tolstoy); Musicians (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart)


4. PEACE/BALANCE [Correspondence/As above, so below; As within, so without] Concord/Divine Order/Harmony - Equality/Equal rights & respect - Attraction - Relativity - Ahimsa/Nonviolence - Caring Detachment - Evolution - Flexibility/Spontaneity - Play/Dance - Community/Fraternity - Changeless Change/Eutropy (steady state/non-decay) - Calmness/Contentment/Happiness/Ecstasy - Health

- e.g. Peace activists (Gandhi, Martin Luther King); Healers (Jesus, Hippocrates, Szekely)


5. POWER/SOVEREIGNTY [Rhythm/Cycles] Courage/Fearlessness - Liberty/Freedom - Patience - Acceptance - Authority/Leadership/Responsibility - Humility - Dedication/Devotion/Loyalty - Family/Friendship/Fellowship

- e.g. Human Rights activists (Pankhurst, Malcolm X); Masters (St Germain, Kuthumi)


6. LOVE/COMPASSION (Unconditional/Transpersonal & Selective/Personal Love) [Gender/Yin-yang] Creativity - Forgiveness/Grace - Empathy/Charity/Kindness - Gentleness/Tenderness/Affection - Relationship

- e.g. Lovers (Casanova, St Francis, St Theresa of Avila); Charity workers (Mother Theresa, Princess Diana)


7. LIFE/CREATION [Cause-and-Effect/Karma] Reincarnation/Ascension - Action - Manifestation - Diversity - Abundance - Compensation - Generosity - Reflection - Structure/Time - Physics/Matter/Natural Law - Service/Work - Changelessness/Permanence - Self-love/Self-respect - Independence/Self-reliance/Self-discipline/Sovereignty

- e.g. Builders (Wren, Hawksmoor); Inventors (Edison, Faraday, Baird); Gardeners (Jeykyll, Capability Brown)

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RECOMMENDED READING

‘‘The Gospel of Peace of Jesus Christ’ E. Szekely
'Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East' Baird T. Spalding
‘Eat More Raw’ S. Charter
‘Spiritual Nutrition’ G. Cousens
‘The Raw Gourmet’ N. Shannon
‘Eat Smart, Eat Raw’ K.Wood
‘Survival in the 21st Century’ V.Kulvinskas
‘Anastasia' Vladimir Megre
‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ Paramahansa Yogananda
‘Breaking the Death Habit’ Leonard Orr
‘The Gods of Eden' William Bramley
'The Twelth Planet' Z.Sitchin

‘Conversations With God’ N.D.Walsch
‘The Field’ L.McTaggart
‘Bringers of the Dawn’ & 'Earth' B.Marciniak
'The White Book' Ramtha
‘The Holographic Universe’ M.Talbot
‘Molecules of Emotion’ C.Pert
‘Right Use of Will’ C.DeRohan
‘Diet for a New America’ & ‘The Food Revolution’ J.Robbins
‘Animal Liberation’ P.Singer

‘The Secret Life of Plants’ P.Tompkins
‘Forest Gardening’ Robert Hart
‘The Third Eye’ Lobsang Rampa
‘Seth Speaks’ J.Roberts
'The Hidden Massages in Water' M.Emoto

The Bhaghavad Gita
The Upanishads
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Dhammapada
'Tao Te Ching' by Lao Tzu
'The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ' by Levi
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Nag Hammadi Library
The Bible (particularly Genesis, Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Proverbs, Psalms)
'The Keys of Enoch' by J.J.Hurtak
Rumi, Hafez & other Sufi works
'The Essenes : Children of the Light' by Stuart Wilson


ADVANCED READING

(For more progressed students of Metaphysics)

'The Keys of Enoch' by J.J.Hurtak
'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life' by Drunvalo Melchizedek
'An Earth Dweller Returns' & 'A Dweller on Two Planets' Phylos the Tibetan
'The Light Shall Set You Free' Milanovich
'The Truth Shall Set You Free'
'The New Physics of Consciousness' David Ash
'The Cosmic Doctrine' Dion Fortune
'Isis Unveiled' & 'The Secret Doctrine' Helena Blavatsky
'The Secret Teachings of All Age' Manley P. Hall