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Yah’some Living at it’s Best

To all of my doubters out there, a raw food lifestyle really does work. If you are still on the fence about starting your own 30 day raw food nutrition experiment, this lady may just be the nudge you need. I’ve sent it to a few of my friends and two have decided to go raw for 30 Days.

And now, the Raw Food Nutrition Plan Pros: Weight Loss.  Just about everyone I’ve met, who has gone on this nutrition plan, has lost weight. If you are trying to lose weight in a healthy way, then there is no healthier way than eating raw natural foods. I personally lost 35 lbs while on this nutrition plan and I wasn’t even trying. If you are trying to lose a few pounds, then try the raw food nutrition plan. Not only will you lose the weight but you will feel great while doing it. There’s no need for pills, powders, fancy diets, or set portions. That, plus zero cooking time! Just go to your local ‘Farmers Market‘ and buy the produce. Then come home, wash it, grab one of our deLightful recipes, prepare it, and eat it. I lost an average of 3.687 lbs in a week. If you eat a lot of processed food, as well as fast food you will probably lose more weight than me. Just keep in mind that if you eat processed food along with fast food on a daily basis, your detox period may also be more intense. With that in mind, you may not want to jump into 100% raw food all at once. I recommend a natural herbal detox kit.  If you do decide on eating 100% raw, then I recommend scheduling a nutritional consultation with one of our nutritional consultants today.

Spiritual Development

Spirit is different from religion. Religion may contain spirit, but spirit can stand-alone from religion.

Feeding the Body, the Mind, the Spirit

Many great spiritual teachers recommend eating a vegetarian diet to enhance one’s spiritual practices. My personal spirit coincides with the laws of the universe, which is to eat a vegan/raw diet comprised mainly of fruit, herbs, nuts, seeds and some vegetables. Nazir Avdiyah, my spiritual teacher, on his weekly conference calls recommends and teaches that a proper vegan diet that consists of at least 51% raw is a good place to start to cleanse your chakras in order to tap into the penile gland (your third eye).  To learn more about tapping into your third eye, listen to his recorded calls; Gold in the Highest Thought & Meditation in Gold (call #s 94 & 95 –to subscribe to the recorded calls simply complete the subscription to Spiritual calls with Nazir Avdiyah) He suggests that eating raw foods helps us clear away blocks that prevent us from tapping into our direct connection with the divine and our spiritual natures. Raw foods energize the body and turn us into human antennas that resonate with the frequencies of the cosmos.

Setting Goals for Spiritual Practices

If you’ve been eating raw foods for a while and find yourself drawn to the spiritual seeker’s path, you don’t need to sell your possessions or pay for it, like some will tell you. Try setting some simple goals for your spiritual practice.

1. Explore spiritual traditions, paths and practices.  If you seek the truth in it’s highest form try our ministry call. If not, it’s worthwhile to explore the vast and deep world of spiritual practices and traditions. Begin with the world’s major teachers: Yahwah, Yahshua, and many others. Read the holy texts of the KJV Bible. See if anything resonates with you.

2.  Begin a meditation practice. Meditation is a great way to quiet the mind’s chatter and connect with your spirit. There are many websites, videos, books and courses to help you learn how to meditate; yoga is a great way to learn to meditate. You can begin by simply sitting quietly in a chair with your eyes closed and relaxed. Breathe normally, and repeat to yourself a word or phrase you select that embodies a quality you would like to have, such as “Peace” or “Love.”  On the inhale, say the word to yourself, and repeat on the exhale.

3.  Commit to nurturing your spirit.
Commit to a period of meditation daily. Even if it is just five minutes, it will do more to enhance your spirit than anything else will.

4.  Spend time with spiritual people.

Spending time in fellowship or communion with spiritual people has a profound effect. Joining a group or taking a workshop or course is a great way to meet other spiritual seekers.

5.  Open your mind to the possibilities.
  Keep an open mind. Connecting with your spirit takes time and patience. Rigid goals may not necessarily be the best way to enhance your spiritual practice.  Let it unfold.

We are body, mind and spirit. Many raw food books and raw food experts teach only the physical aspects of raw foods: what to eat, how to shop and prepare foods, recipes and nutrition. Yet what we eat transforms us from the inside out, affecting every cell in the body. How our bodies feel is intimately connected with what we think, and all of this is enhanced and modified by what we believe and feel…our relationship to spirit; our own wonderful guiding Higher Self and what we define as our Higher Power, God, or Divine Guidance. May raw foods bring you closer to your own unique spiritual ideal.

— Peace and Love
By Nazir Nekhrahiyah Baht Avdiyah

Why did you loc your hair?

Many people comment on my locs and ask why do I style my hair this way.  Although they say dreadlocs or dreadlocks,  ‘dred’ is a shorten form of dreadful and those of us who style our hair this way understand this terminology and original thought behind this choose not to call our hair style dreadful, instead we say locs.   About 10 years ago, I wanted to wear my hair in its natural state and remove the chemicals from my hair.  This all went along with my seeking to be healthier.  A few years later, I found out that wearing my hair loc’d have spiritual connotations and benefits.  In my post ‘Raw living whole foods’, you may remember me mentioning that I separated myself to Yah.  One of the ways to separate one’s self to Yah is by loc’ing your hair which is included in the Nazarite vow found in the Bible book of Numbers 6:1-9.  Wearing locs provide a unique look that can convey so many different, positive messages all at once: style, cultural heritage, spiritual awareness and/or Yah’some Living.

Yah’some Living at a Glance

If raw foods are more than a diet, what is Yah’some Living and a raw living whole food lifestyle? Although most people begin with diet, other aspects of the lifestyle to consider include exercise, meditation and spiritual practices, mindfulness and thought patterns, and much, much more. The beauty of Yah’some Living with the raw, living whole foods lifestyle is that it is an ancient yet newly emerging lifestyle, a concept that was practiced centuries ago and now is finding it’s way into our lives once again. We are ever evolving, changing and growing and we have begun to get back to the original plan of sustainable life and heaven on Earth. No one ever achieves ‘perfection’ but pursues a daily, personal path of growth and change. A person who follows the laws of the universe and lives on a raw vegan lifestyle provides a great foundation and starting point as well as a community of support for encouragement, motivation and friendship. Selah.

Raw living foods graces our lives…

Raw Spaghetti: zucchini noodles with nut meat sauce

The other day someone asked me about eating raw food and they said “the raw food diet”.  When I think of raw foods, I think of it as a lifestyle.  When I hear “the raw food diet”, all that comes to mind is the diet pill advertisements promising you will loose 30 pounds in in 30 days or some other unrealistic weight loss promise.  While this may be true in a small percent of the cases, it’s often been documented that those same people gain the weight back and sometimes more weight than they had before.  With Yah’some living, it is all about a lifestyle of living a healthy vibrant life with good organic foods and clean living.  I first began to think more seriously about my health and what I was eating from reading the Bible.  God or “Yah” in Hebrew provided us with an abundant of foods to nourish and heal our bodies when we are sick.   Eating raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and micronutrient foods was more about a spiritual awakening  and gaining health then about loosing weight.  However, in the process of my spiritual discovery and separating myself to Yah or Yahwah, I lost a great deal of weight and I continue to do so without even trying.