Wednesday, January 29, 2014

365 Days of All-Raw Biogenic Living

The practice of Nature Cure and living the simple, natural lifestyle are truths that most people are not willing to adopt.    We are creatures of habit so it's hard for us to change.  We have our set patterns of behavior, and it's not easy to break free from them.  Sometimes this keeps us from hearing new or opposing thoughts and opinions.

I believe that Natural Hygiene will work in today's world even though some think it is idealistic.  Even most health-minded people are advocating supplementation and saying that our fruits and vegetables are lacking in necessary minerals due to depleted soils.  But the truth is that Natural Hygiene and Nature Cure will work today just like they always have.

Change requires a change in our thinking and lifestyle or it's not really change at all.  Change is not something we do gradually.  It happens instantly. There is not a gap between thinking about changing and changing.  Thinking about change and not taking action is just procrastination.  I have done my share of that to be sure.  Change takes place in the present moment...not in the past or future.

I have started a new practice called 365 Days of All-Raw Biogenic Living. It's a program I have put together for myself.  It mimics the lifestyle practiced at The Clohesy River Health Farm, but modified for my place in the world.

The  inspiration for this 365 Days All-Raw Biogenic Living program was a picture taken of myself shortly after I returned from five months in Australia at the Clohesy River Health Farm.  To look and feel like that I need to practice the lifestyle completely. My home must be my spa!

The biogenic lifestyle is simply living in harmony with the laws of nature and nature's God as much as we understand them.  It's trusting God and his laws and then trusting the process as the body cleanses.  The daily routines and practices are a refuge from the craziness all around us.

Angus Holiday is posting some really good stuff on the Nature Cure page on Facebook.  (I highly recommend the writings of Kevin Hinton and Angus Holiday on this page.) Angus Holiday was also part of my inspiration to practice more perfectly.  Because of a post he wrote, I am including in my practice once again the sunbath when the temperature is over 65 degrees, the siesta after lunch, the hot tub, and sleeping with the open window when the temperature is between 40-80 degrees.  Other parts of the practice include running, yoga, and playing the flute.

If there is anyone near to me that practices Nature Cure I would love to know who and where you are.  I have good friends I love to be with, but there is no one nearby that practices Nature Cure as far as I know.    I am thankful for my mentor, Dr. John Fielder, who is an example of how the lifestyle works when practiced in near perfection for fifty years, but he is on the other side of the world!

I talked to a friend, a massage therapist,  at flute ensemble rehearsal about my eye twitch.She thinks she can help...or can tell me right away if she can tomorrow I'll try to set up an appointment with her.

To health and happiness.
The inspiration photo.
The girls' table at the January raw food potluck.

The guys' table at the January raw food potluck.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


It's a brand new year!  2014!  My New Year's Resolutions are two:  1)  Practice the daily fast from sundown until noon the next day.  2)  No more reading for self-improvement.  Instead, I want to trust my own experience.  My serious reading is limited this year to my Bible and the Lifestyle Consultant's Course for Biogenic Living that I study under the tutelage of Dr. John Fielder.

Celebrating New Year's at Park Island Cafe.

I am having a terrible time with a twitch in my eye and face.  It meets the description of a hemi-facial spasm.  It began as a twitch in my eye and has progressed to the muscles in my face and mouth.  I first addressed it as an emotional issue, and that may still be the case.  I don't know.  However, now I am going to a chiropractor that specializes in sacro-occipital technique and cranial.  Some days I won't notice the twitch and then other days it is quite annoying.  According to Google, the most common cause of a hemi-facial spasm is blood vessels pressing on a nerve.  That feels like what is happening.

I talked to Dr. John Fielder as a client a few nights ago regarding this twitch and my general condition.  He gave me some good advice.  When issues arise, we have to be our own doctor.  We have to examine ourselves.  No one else knows how we feel.  We do this by looking closely at every aspect of our lives and seeing where we have slipped, where we are doing okay, and where we need to do better.

I am switching back to air popped popcorn when I want popcorn.  Using the Cuisinart popper uses too much oil.  I spray the air popped popcorn with Pam Organic Olive Oil Spray and then sprinkle on some nutritional yeast.  No fat.  No salt.  It's very good.

Since my last blog post, I have used Couch to 5K to train to run a 5K.  So far, I have run in two races.  My next race is February 15, and my goal is to break the 40 minute mark.

Life's Great Law teaches that every living organism has an instinct of self-preservation.  This instinct is inherent in the organism.  The more life force available, the more successful this work will be.

It is to our advantage to work in harmony with this law and all the laws of Nature, because the law is no respecter of persons.  Our job is to make it as easy as possible for our precious organism to function efficiently so as to conserve energy.  We do this by living in such a way as to give the body every benefit we can.

We know what we need - whole, healthy food including plenty of raw foods, pure water, fresh air, sunshine, exercise, rest and sleep, a community to live and fellowship in, a positive mental attitude, and prayer.

Another requirement is the avoidance of stress.  A lot of our unnecessary stress will go away when we turn off the TV news.  It gives us a false sense of the world, and its purpose is to polarize us and give us the illusion of a choice.  A better way is to just open our eyes and look at what is in the narrow way...the present moment...right before us.  We can trust our own experience if we look at it with openness, trust, and love.  We can listen to each other and find out what our brothers and sisters are asking for.  We don't need to have our thinking manipulated by authorities from far away, nor do we need do-gooders trying to gain control by forcing people to do what seems right to them.
Ashlyn with Lucy at Lucy's dog training class.

Exercise is good for you.  Just look at Lucy's smile after going for a walk.
To health and happiness.