Last night I attended a group healing session here in Toronto. The session was called “A night with intention”, and was facilitated by a man with over 10 years experience with energetic healing.
The topics we discussed really got me thinking. First of all, I truly believe that each of us has the ability to heal ourselves.
How else can the body know what to send to heal a paper cut? Why should it be different for cancer, or heart disease?
If you came to raw foods for healing or weight loss, then trust in your body’s ability to return to a whole balanced place.
Raw Food is Only Part of the Healing Puzzle
One thing I’ve really been pondering on a lot lately is the realization that raw food is just a tool. For some cases using raw food to heal yourself is the best choice. In others, maybe a different approach might work better.
I’m not a fan of conventional Western medicine and the emphasis on the quick-fix pill-popping “solutions” it provides. But if I get hit by a bus, send me to the emergency room – don’t try to heal me with raw food or an energetic healing technique.
There’s a time and a place for each of the healing tools we have available to us.
Similarly, there’s something to be said about the placebo effect. If the placebo effect operates in 1/3 of all healing cases, then why don’t we learn more about this miraculous possibility? If I can heal someone just by placing my hands on them, or by jumping on one leg and waving a magick gourd… then why wouldn’t I do it?
Health Promoting Environments
Disease and illness happens over time, it rarely just appears out of nowhere. That’s why I believe that the environment in which we live is just as important as the food we eat.
For example, if you live in a very toxic and mentally damaging environment you’re not likely to feel your best.
Create a safe healing sanctuary for yourself with your favorite plants, relaxing music, comforting smells, and maybe a cushy blanket or pillow.
If there are unsupportive people who bring you down, find a way to let them know their treatment is not welcome or distance yourself from them. This is tough, but sometimes necessary.
This is something that Jonathan Mead and I talked about in our Raw Food Q&A Call. Jonathan said something that really zeros in on one of the biggest pieces of the healthy living puzzle.
“It’s better to be eating something that’s not raw and feeling good about it, than to be begrudgingly eating something raw but feeling horrible.”
This works both ways, if you beat yourself up when you “fall off the wagon” of eating raw foods, you’re inflicting more pain and stress on yourself than the non-raw foods themselves might be.
The thoughts you think and the feelings you feel play such a huge part in the healing process.
If your thoughts and feelings aren’t supporting your healing efforts, it might be time to change your habits or find a practice that takes you out of your head space.
Healing with Raw Foods
I don’t think there’s one right way to go about healing yourself. For me, eating more raw food has been the first step on a journey of whole body and mind healing.
For you, raw food might be step one or step three, it doesn’t really matter. Find what works for you, and go from there.
All I know is that raw food has been instrumental in healing myself and those around me.
What has been instrumental in your personal healing journey?