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DIET FOR MYSTICS AS POINTED OUT IN THE BIBLE

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat"   

( GEN. 1:29 )

"And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat."  (DAN. 1 : 15)

 "For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb." (LUKE 1:15 )

"Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink and eat not any unclean thing." (JUDGES 13 : 4)

"Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink."  (DAN. 1 : 12)

"And be not drunk with wine, wherein is ex-cess : but be filled with the Spirit;" (EPH. 5 : 18)

The above quotations clearly indicate the necessity for mystically inclined souls to adopt a vegetarian diet, free from alcoholic drinks and  drugs.

It is a natural condition for the body of earth to live on the products of it in its earthy environment. In this way the body can get the products of the earth direct and the magnetism of the earth, if the foods are properly chosen and prepared according to the indi-vi dual's needs.

The sap in all vegetation is the life thereof. This rises in the plants in daytime by the attraction of the sun energy which causes oxidation in all foliage. At night this energy in the sap' retires to the root system for nourishment and absorption into the entire plant structure. In this manner all vegetation responds to the sun and moon energy in our universe. Heaven bestows warmth and air, and the earth and waters respond and bring forth substance and fruits, each after its kind.

All vegetation and life need these four essential elements to grow and maintain health: Warmth sand sunshine, air, moisture, and the soil of the earth. Human beings too need these things in substance and essence, either from the sources direct or through the medium of food and liquid. In this simple way can the body of man, the microcosm, keep in rhythm and tuned to the natural vibrations of the macrocosm or the universe. This causes no suffering or hardship for animals. They also have a right to live and fulfill their karma. So here is a more considerate way of life for all other life, which interferes with none. It is a graceful way of living, worthy of mankind full of Love and thoughtfulness, and freedom for all.

The animal creation is a lower realm and keynote of life, as a whole, than the human form. The animal spines are usually horizontally placed in relation to the earth. Animal life is mostly a life of force and quick reactions, the element of fear predominating. With a few exceptions, life lives upon life everywhere, whether on land or in the sea. This animal nature is also within man, as his lower nature, which he must overcome and surrender completely before he can become a full-fledged human being of spiritual stature.

In the Old Testament the sacrifices of the animals were used to show man that he must give up these ani-mal qualities within himself, one by one, as a sacri-fice for each sin or animal tendency, until the humble and contrite heart became a natural thing with man. Then his Spiritual evolution could start in earnest and  the human element and the fuller Love Nature of the soul could have a chance for expression in life, thoughts and deeds.

This is why Spiritual Masters usually require a non-flesh meat, non-egg and non-fish or fowl diet of their disciples. The avoidance of alcoholic drinks is also necessary as they stimulate the animal nature in man.

St. John the Baptist was a vegetarian. He is sup-posed to have lived on the locust pods, also called Karol) or St. John's bread and wild honey. The apostles stripped wheat stalks and chewed the wheat when they were hungry. They also had their coarse bread as the mainstay of their diet. Jesus lived a very simple life and ate very little. His disciples often begged him to eat something. It was then that he told them that he had food to eat which they knew not of. He referred to the Spiritual Nectar, the Holy Sound Current within. This was his mainstay; not the food of the earth :

"But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall

give him shall never thirst; but the water that

I shall give him shall be in him a well of water

springing up into everlasting life." ( JOHN 4 : 14)

Jesus met the needs of his time and its purpose. Love was the keynote of his message, and that included and covered everything. Love is God, God is Love!

'For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost."        (RoM. 14 : 17)

"It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak." (Rom. 14 : 21)

                                             At the Physical level ...

We are ever mindful that our body is the Temple of our Soul Creator, our Beloved One source of All ... it should be kept healthy, and clean, as it is the channel for our direct connection with the "All of All" .

Attitude …"Eat to Live, not Live to Eat"… we choose to be positive in our thoughts, as negative attitudes, like anger, produce bodily poisons.

Lots of Laughter and Meditation … we choose to eat less, don’t eat when stressed, tired, excited, angry.

A strict Vegetarian diet , which is Free of  alcohol – drugs – animal – fowl – fish - egg, or derivates, or cheese with animal rennet.

A good diet incorporates –

Protein - through Hemp ... a naturally organic low fat protein that is essential for repairing at the cellular level, and thus building muscle and other tissue.

Carbohydrates - Fruit and Vegetables, particularly vegetables ... especially leafy greens and lettuce, which are high in nutrition (Vitamins and Minerals).

Good fats - with every meal … like raw almonds and macadamias, avocados, hemp olive ... Coconut or Olive oil is best for cooking as hemp oil should not be heated.

Water - most of our body is water, so it is essential for optimum bodily function… best to drink as much as we can, a minimum of six glasses a day, or more if exercising, or if the weather is hot …. best to drink before and after meals to help in digestion and absorption.

When we’re thirsty our body is craving water … we lose water through perspiration, so we must replace that water to keep our circulatory system running smoothly, and our blood carrying oxygen, glucose, good fats, and proteins to our muscles to create energy.

Water helps carry toxins out of our body, it is a vital component of our bones, brain, lungs, and organs ...  without water we would die … if we don't drink enough water we can become ill.

Daily

We should have at least one salad meal a day which includes raw vegetables preferably from those that grow above ground ... not combined with fruit as there is undue fermentation.

Morning - honey, wheat/buck wheat cakes, or, if wheat/gluten intolerant, the ancient grains Amaranth,  Spelt or Quinoa .

Noon - green vegetables or a soup … avoid heavy food

Night - green vegetables … no potatoes ... in lieu use whole wheat or Spelt bread

Avoid

Fried foods, the oil in deep fried foods and processed foods

Combinations of starches, and sweets, and several starchy foods together as acidity is created

Citrus fruits and cereals together create bodily dross.

Coffee or Tea is best without milk or cream, as it’s hard on our digestion

Foods high in carbohydrate including carbonated drinks, white sugar/flour, processed junk foods, potato fries, most bread, pasta, noodles, rice, bananas and potatoes.

Animal fats and most Vegetable oils ... except Hemp

Avoid, those things for our Blood group as related in the book "Live right 4 your Blood Type"

Alkaline/Acid Ph balance

Every cell has its own Consciousness … each breath is a electrical manifestation through our nervous system, and our body tissues … balanced body chemistry is of the utmost importance for our good health as over acidity in our tissues is the basic cause of many diseases, especially Arthritic and Rheumatic…the less active we are the more alkaline reacting foods we should eat … it is generally best to eat in the ratio of  4 alkali to 1 acid.

Alkali Forming Foods

All vegetable broths and fruit juices are highly alkaline, especially green vegetables and tops… carrot, beet, celery, fig, pineapple and citrus ... the following lists items and their alkalinity ... the higher the better ...

Quinoa grain 40.0  Figs 30.0  Soy / Lima Beans 12.0  Apricots 9.5  Spinach 8.0  Turnip/Beet tops 8.0  Almonds 3.6  Carrots 3.5  Dates 3.0  Celery 2,5  Cucumber 2.5  Cantaloupe 2.5  Lettuce 2.2

Watercress 2.0   Potatoes 2.0  Pineapple 2.0   Cabbage 1.8  Grapefruit 1.7  Tomatoes 1.7  Peaches 1.5  Apples, Grapes, Bananas,Watermelon 1.0  Grains - Millet 0.5  Brazil Nuts 0.5  Buckwheat 0.5

 

Near Neutral ash foods … Milk - Butter - Vegetable oils - White sugar

 

Acid Forming Foods

Most grains, except Quinoa   Meat-Fish-Eggs 3.0 to 5.0  Most Grains 3.0  Rice 2.5   Whole Wheat - Rye Bread 2.5  Most Nuts 2.0   Natural Cheese 1.5  Lentils 1.5  Peanuts 1.0

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