Apr 21, 2010

Emotionally Raw

I've been RAW now since January 1st, 2010. Not all that long really. I was dabbling into RAW the latter part of last year and was feeling AMAZING that I decided to go FULL RAW at the turn of the New Year.

I first began looking into raw food mid-2009. Having followed a vegetarian diet the past 11 years, and slowly transitioning to having no dairy, no fish, and then vegan, RAW seemed to be the next step for me - for many reasons.

So I initially thought of trying a 100% RAW VEGAN DIET for 2 months (I had been eating MOSTLY RAW for 5 months prior to this) - January and February. And after that I'd re-assess, see how I felt, and decide whether or not it was working for me, etc...

It was then in April someone was asking me about my diet - when and why I went raw, and it was only then I realised my "2 months" had long passed, I was still eating RAW, and I hadn't had any thoughts about whether or not it was for me - it was as it was - and obviously working well for me.

However - right now - to be frank and completley honest, as I write this post, I feel like shit. Truthfully. I'm on my fantastic, amazing, RAW vegan diet that usually makes me feel ALIVE, ENERGETIC, clear-headed and FULL OF BEANS... and today I feel like absolute shit.
I feel flat. I didn't want to get out of bed this morning - or yesterday, or the day before. I'm silent and not talking to anyone. I'm slow in my movements, have fluctuating appetites, and feel a little spaced out.

Um... ok, that's nice right? What does RAW FOOD have to do with all this?


Physically. Emotionally. Mentally. Spiritually.

"When the going gets tough, the tough gets going" - not on RAW. When the going gets tough...you sit in it! There's nothing to fall back on. No processed refined fast food junk to numb out on. No endless cups of coffee or bottles of cola to get your kicks from. When shit comes up, as it always does, you sit with it. You work through it. It's painful. It's hard. It's challenging. It's where I'm at right now. Today. But it's also where I've willingly put myself. And I need to remember this.

This is why I went RAW. Pure hell to some people I'm sure. But for me, it was the next step in my journey. I knew this. As I moved further along my spiritual path, I began to receive increasing guidance that eating a raw food diet would help me progress at a more rapid rate. And so the story goes...

David Wolfe says "raw plant foods, laughter, joy, bliss and unconditional love all exist on the same frequency". He says tuning into this frequency raises the overall vibration of your energy field, causing anything that is vibrating at a lower frequency, such as fear, pain, doubt, cancer, ugliness, depression and toxins to eventually percolate out to be ejected from the body.

By eating RAW I'm allowing my body the energy it needs to process all my emotions and spiritual pursuits, instead of using that energy to process and digest cooked foods, refined sugars, and starches.

Paul Nison in Raw Knowledge says in order to reach the soul, you can't be weighed down with food.
"Once we clean our minds and bodies, we are able to live with the lightness that less eating and a clean body will produce and we will be able ready to get in touch with a much higher place."

That's where I'm heading. That's why I eat RAW.

With CONFUSION comes CLARITY I tell alot of friends and clients.
Right now I'm taking my own advice.


  1. I loved reading your Blog. I always love reading your Blog. I love how real you are - I love how much you share about yourself and your journey. Tonight, I love reading your honest words. You are an inspiration - and you are an amazing Coach by being so authentic and being true to yourself and living your Vision.

  2. I found your blog last week well searching for inspiration to make raw cupcakes. And I've fallen in love with it. I felt in put in to words alot of my journey. Its a truly inspiring blog you should be very proud and now just reading this its mad to think your going through exactly what i am just coming out off that final clearing that raw food does to you. I too have felt depressed, have retreated the last week have revisited old patterns but now am feeling really good again, calm and very different. think green love x

  3. How blissful you are... Sun shines through every single word. You're a true inspiration!

  4. I hear you! Thanks for sharing your truth - It's so true that raw allows all our "shit" to come to the surface. Actually, I find that after doing raw for a long time, there comes a point when even raw "goodies" can act the same as cooked junk would in regard to suppressing emotions. At that point I know it's time to come back to my center and deal with the underlying issue (never the food).
    Thanks for the inspiration Christine!