Weight-Loss

Why is there no weight loss on raw foods in the beginning stages?

Besides dropping cholesterol, regulating blood sugar levels and balancing hormones, weight loss is amongst one of the reasons that people use raw foods as a tool for.

 

However, people who expected dramatic weight loss during the initial months may be disappointed to find no change in the scales. Some may even feel demoralized when their weight actually increases in the first few weeks.

1. It takes some time for the body to heal:

First of all, dramatic weight loss usually only occur for people who had been very obese, and switching from a heavily refined and processed white flour based diet. If you had already had some information on healthy diets, and already started eating a small portion of fresh vegetable juices and some fresh fruits, then be prepared that the weight may not change immediately.

 

When you switch to a high raw diet, your intake naturally includes more fluids and fiber. This already contains some weight that adds on to the overall weight. This is actually good news; because most people are dehydrated and they don’t know it.

 

On top of becoming amply hydrated, your body now learns to store glucose (which is our best source of fuel) in the cells. And glucose also requires water to be stored. Therefore in the early stages, it is possible that a person experiences temporary weight gain – mostly from fluids.

 

 

2. The body takes time to heal and balance

Although the body now retains more fluids, it is actually no cause for alarm (as long as you skip the table salt, replace with a little sea salt or celery juice for potassium). You have to remember that the body is an immaculately designed machine that is capable to achieve balance and healing on its own.

 

In the first stages of raw foods, your body begins to collect the superior building materials from the raw foods you eat, and start work on moving your body towards homeostasis. We never know what is the most pressing problem in the body that needs attention. But the good news is – your body does!

 

So quietly, unknown to us usually, your body starts to heal the most serious problems internally, and it may most likely not be weight loss.

After 3 months of raw foods, you may want to check with your family doctor and do a blood test to track the progress of your body. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover that your blood sugar, hormones, and cholesterol may have normalized. That would be a huge cause for celebration even before actual weight loss happens.

 

Just remember that we had assaulted our bodies with junk foods and toxic substances (alcohol and cigarettes in my case) for many years. So don’t expect massive results to happen overnight. Healing will continue to occur for as long as we are alive, so don’t give up in the first few months just because the scales remained the same.

 

3. Detoxification:

If you had been eating refined starches and processed foods for many years, besides having an impaired mucous laden gut, you may also have a less efficient elimination system.

 

The body needs time for every healing process. We can’t rush it, but we can support the body with some practices:

-       Exercises, jogging, swimming, yoga or simply any body movements that bring about some perspiration

-       Doubling or tripling the amount of chia gel in your smoothies, or simply throw them into your drinking water bottle and drink throughout the day. Chia gel helps flush out bad cholesterol and unwanted fats

-       Coffee Enema is an excellent self administered, sustainable practice to support your liver for the massive detoxification process happening in your body now (check out RFLS for details.)

 

 

4. Your body will find homeostasis in its ideal weight

Eating raw foods is about allowing your body to operate at its maximum efficiency, and just like how we appreciate the innate intelligence, we have to trust that it knows what is the ideal weight to be healthy at. And this ideal weight that your body wants to be at, in order to do its job, is very different from what you see in the magazines and on TV.

 

Every person who used raw foods as a tool to heal have at some point of time, been amazed by the ability of our own bodies. Some lose weight immediately; some gained, some gained and then lost, some lost and then gained. But they all had something in common – diabetes/cancer reversed, skin cleared up, stamina better, ability to conceive, hormones balanced, tumors shrunk etc. So after some time, we realize that weight loss is merely the icing on the cake, not the whole cake.

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5 things you need to know before investing in any raw food or health program

Health programs are dime and a dozen now, a far cry from what it used to be 7 years ago when I first began teaching raw foods in Singapore. From online websites, alternative diets teachers, health foods cafe, smoothies bars, fitness and exercise trainers, consumers are now spoilt for choice.

While I think it is great to see the blossoming of the health foods scene internationally, I think now is the best time to purposely intend for excellence, authenticity and integrity for the industry.

Before you spend your money on any health programs, workshops, products and services, ask yourself the following questions:

1) Is it a quality program with clear, concise illustrations which are easy to follow?

What I discovered from all these years of teaching raw foods is this – it takes more effort to make something simpler. The ability to breakdown a complex theory into simple understandable parts is a characteristic of great trainers.

In health diets and raw foods, it is easier to make a recipe with 20 ingredients, and much more difficult to make a recipe with 3 ingredients while keeping it great tasting. If you want to learn it and live it as a lifestyle, and succeeding on it, look for programs and trainers that can demonstrate in easy to follow styles without compromising on tastes.

 

2)  Does the program you are taking covers lifestyle factors?

The truth is that diet only takes care of one part of the equation. You need supporting lifestyle practices – the cleansing, reconstruction of health tissues and organs, releasing of emotional junk, mental reconstitution towards strength etc for lasting transformation.

Health and wellness starts with the diet, but is more than that. Diet is never in isolation. So the programs and seminars that you take should not neglect this component either.

 

3) Does the program/course providers offer genuine support?

95% of all diets fail. That is a fact.

There are a number of reasons contributing to this high failure rate, one of which is community and social factors.

Human beings need to bond and connect with like minds. This is even more crucial when you are embracing changes in your lifestyle. Say for example you want very much to quit alcohol; you got to hunt for those people who successfully quit alcohol and remained alcohol free, and hang around them. This can make or break your new health goal.

A good health program offers authentic, caring support to their clients. Even after your learning experience with them, they continue to be there for you and walk with you until you are confident.

 

4) Who are the program/service providers?

Who are the people you are buying from? Are they people with integrity, living their talk and practicing ethical business? Or are they simply out to make a quick buck from you? A good way to tell would be to ask them “Do you and your loved ones patronise your company too?”

There are websites that paddle raw food programs, claiming to have a mission of spreading information for your health. But look at the side bars and banners – you see advertisements for plastic surgery, botox and other expensive invasive cosmetic surgery. Does that tell you something?

Well of course that could be a business strategy the that company chose, and there can be nothing wrong with anybody’s business strategy because they have a right to choose it. But if I’m buying something for myself and my loved ones, I would want to know what kind of people I am buying from, and what is important to them. Because they would be the one in business tomorrow.

The best program providers are people who set up the business to “bridge the gap”. That means they genuinely believe in a cause, they live their talk, and there was a lack for that program or service or product that they would want for themselves. That is a company I would buy from. Because I want them to stay in business tomorrow to serve me, my loved ones and serve the world.

5) Are they authentic and have integrity?

If a company do not fulfil criteria point number 4 above, they most often than not, fails this point too.

Authenticity & integrity begins with consistency in words and actions. Do they deliver what they promised? Are they aligned with their beliefs? Do they do what they say?

Better still, if you know their friends, ask them – do they keep their words to their friends? Because if they don’t, then you can be sure they will not keep their words with us as clients.

Like the famous saying – How you do one thing is how you do everything.

Whether you learn with us, or another health program provider, we hope this serves you in making you wiser in your choices, so that we can create a better world tomorrow :)

Linda Loo

 

What TV does to you!

The 3 hidden reasons why you fail in your raw foods journey (or any healthy diet change!

In my book Raw Becoming, I talked about how many friends and my dad told me that even though they knew raw foods worked for them, but they simply cannot persist. “When I’m not with you, I find it more difficult to resist the tempting smells in the hawker centers.” My dad said. “But once I eat that fried fritter, I could feel the mind slowing down and becoming sleepy.”

“Its so bloody difficult when I see people queuing up for donuts at shopping malls. It makes that look okay when a lot of people are doing it!”  Another friend shared dolefully.

Here are 3 hidden reasons why its more difficult than you thought:

1. You are watching too much TV or exposed to too much media

I did an experiment on myself the other day. I wanted to see what happens to my mind after 3 hours non-stop of TV and commercials.

After quitting TV for 3 years, I reintroduced it last year into my life for balance. The only TV programs I watch now are Saturday Night Live, Just for Laughs or Running Man. But I always disconnect from the TV during commercials. I would mute the TV and close my eyes, or stare at the trees out of the windows.

So I was really curious to find out.

After 2 hours I felt incredibly tired, sleepy and drained. I felt awareness fizzling out, like a computer glitch. At 2 hours 45 minutes, I caught a thought in my head “I wonder how that shrimp tastes like”.

It was as faint as a haze of PSI 30 after you breath in it for 2 days. In other words, it could almost go unnoticed.

We already knew that the media is a conditioning machine. But there is a huge difference in knowing that as head knowledge, compared to actually nabbing the thoughts in the butt, and becoming present to how our minds can be so easily programmed.

Here’s the result of 3 hours non stop TV: apart from lethargy, disinterest in life, and a resolve to do absolutely nothing, my mind was blank except for that last thought. Overall I feel like crap. It would not be wrong to say that I may actually consider if you offer me junk foods.

Images of handsome chefs in crisp white uniforms, romantic couples smiling at each other while juicy steaks are served, celebrities playing a game and describing how a dish tasted. Somehow, the images and sound effects made that seem right, normal, and horrors! – a way to happiness and love.

Which, by the way, is a load of bullshit I think. In all the blissful families I had encountered in real life, love and happiness comes with conscious effort, commitment and consistent self-awareness. Love does not happen because you share a mucous-forming trashy nutrient void meal at red/yellow coloured fast food chains.

If you are serious about making a change, do consider cutting out mindless TV watching entirely; or at least limit and select the programs you want to watch, eliminate the commercials.  I like how my god sister does it – “You can watch like an observer, as if it is just a passing illusion and not get drawn in.”

 

2. You are still hanging out with the ‘wrong’ people

We know how our minds trick us into thinking something must be correct when we see groups of people, people of authority and celebrities doing something. How about using this characteristic of the mind to make something work for us, instead of against us; to make us achieve rather than break our goals, for a change?

Want more discipline, positivity, integrity and humour? Hang out with people with resilient minds, an attitude of “can-do” or “can-be” and funny people who can joke without belittlement.  Want a combination of integrity and abundance? Hunt for the authentic and wealthy folks; find ways to get into their ambit. Offer to buy them lunch, attend their programs, or join their community. It will be well worth it.

You got to start hanging around the people whose characteristics you wish to have. I speak with conviction because if I hadn’t left my former circle of friends who smoked and partied like hell, I would still be smoking today. Not that there is anything wrong with people who smoked; but its just that I make choices to experience different things over the course of my life. It’s a little like “been there, done that; now what’s next” kind of mentality. And I sure want to act in alignment with my choices.

Before you mentally shoot me with the ‘there is no right or wrong’ belief that most people on a spiritual path subscribe to, more than once in their journey; hear me out on this:  I think this belief is a great tool to help us center ourselves at the appropriate moments. I believe this is a great tool to detach ourselves so that we can be calm and courageous enough the moment or the next day, to again play at a 100% towards living our passions, to serve the world. It is the Universe’s gift to help us, not a shield to hide behind so that we can fall short of our potential.

Like what a friend’s wise father says “There are many right perspectives in the world. But there is only one right way to do things.”

 

3. You don’t know what are your whys

I only knew the value of my health, vitality and energy, when I lost it, when I became sick. So the first 1 year on raw foods, my why was that I value my health. Within 3 months, emotional trash surfaced, and my why became I want to work on myself.

A year later, a deep desire to make peace with my parents surfaced. Raw foods was a key factor in saving my dad’s life, and it sure did supply me all the brutal clarity I needed to stop blaming my mother. My why became I want more love with my family.

Fast forward to the last 2 years, my journey became about me. About finding, forgiving, and loving myself. There is absolutely no way that I could have started this had it not been for raw foods.

The crystal clear, many times nauseating mirror of self-reflection, the clockwork-like precision of my reactions to people and events, most of all – my biggest fuck-ups. And the behavioural changes that had to ensue (impossible to not happen given the sickening reality of what I did to sabotage myself) would never ever be possible without raw foods. That became my new why – being an archeologist of my ruins.

You got to identify, and re-identify your whys. In the first place, did you write down your whys? Do you review, pray to God or meditate on your whys everyday?

Yes you want to be healthy, you want to reverse cancer and diabetes, or you want to make a lot of money helping people, but why?

If you don’t set a deeper why to that – why you want to live to see your daughter’s graduation, attend your grandson’s wedding, to release the anger towards your parents, to create more good in this world with money and influence, its going to get really rough!

You see, I am just about as much human as you are, and the other 6 billion people. So what if I am a certified yoga teacher or raw foods teacher or whatever. I have only as much resolve, as you can have with regard to any lifestyle change. If you can unmake these 3 hidden mistakes, you could really start to see some lasting changes for a change in years. I hope this can help not only health and diet but other areas of your life too.

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Seven things that most beginners don’t know about Coffee Enemas

Most people who are new to Coffee Enemas has one or more of the following internal conversations:

 

“It must be very painful to stick something up the ass.”

“Its going to be a hell of a mess!”

“Will it burst something in my stomach?”

“So scary; will I die?”

“I don’t drink coffee, I’m allergic.”

 

Fact 1: Nobody died before

Nobody has ever died from coffee enemas before. On the contrary, people have been saved from life threatening diseases using Coffee Enema therapy and high quality super foods. Many ancient tribes practiced Enemas as part of a healing regime (Egypt, Aztecs, Romans etc). For more info on Coffee Enemas and Healing Cancer, do a google search for Max Gerson and check out his Gerson’s therapy of healing cancer.

 

Fact 2: It is not painful

The toxicity and chronic constipation (both of which Coffee Enemas can help relief with astonishing efficacy) that most people suffer from definitely cause more pain. For those just starting out, make sure you learn the techniques from somebody who has live experience both as practitioner and teacher – that makes a whole world of difference on how smooth your virgin attempt will be.

 

Fact 3: It is better out than in!

If your toilet smells like the incinerator during your first month on Coffee Enemas, congratulations. That foul smelling junk which you purged could be the very junk that is cluttering your mind and stopping you from moving towards your goal. It is not a myth to say that your body is your temple. The cleaner your temple, the faster your prayers manifest.

After a few months the eliminate smells less foul, eventually becoming something similar to the poo of tortoises LOL.

 

Fact 4: It will not travel to your head.

Passing the coffee solution in will not break anything or cause any flow to go haywire. Our body is smart enough; there are inbuilt valves to control how food materials travel and how waste material travels. In fact if we eat and live in accordance to Nature we won’t even be sick in the first place.

So lay aside your fears that coffee solution will spill out of your gut and mouth – that happens only in nightmares.

 

Fact 5: It is not normal coffee

In the first place, please DO NOT use the conventional store bought coffee. Coffee Enema solutions are prepared with specially Gerson’s approved organic white coffee that has not been fried with butter and sugar. Another thing to note is that even if you are using coffee that has been marked “Gerson’s approved”, and you get heart palpitations, then its probably too strong for you, and you may want to switch to a different source.

 

Fact 6: It will not cause constipation

You will not get constipation due to Coffee Enemas. On the contrary, Coffee Enema detox will alleviate constipation because the crusted waste materials stuck to the colon walls will be reduced. Thus restoring the colon state and intestinal peristalsis movements.

 

Fact 7: Its one of the faster ways to gain more energy and look young

There are people whom, after going on juicing and raw foods, with the help of Coffee Enemas, look twenty years younger than they actually are. How much is that worth in terms of Botox and plastic surgery? (Not only in term of dollars, but also the pain and side effects of going under needles and knives).

This is because the liver is the most powerful organ we have. From breaking down and exporting toxins, storing vitamins to regulating hormones, cholesterol and blood manufacturing functions, it takes on almost every major biological function.  Once you make it happy, it eagerly performs for you by giving you a beautiful clean and strong body.

Extra tip: Helping your liver goes a long way

Coffee Enemas is a big first step to loving the liver. A high quality liver supplement will do wonders to enhance your Coffee Enema detox experience. Or if you want to save money, simply taking 2 TBS of virgin coconut oil 30 minutes before your Coffee Enema helps to strengthen the liver too.

 

© Copyright Linda Loo

 

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Getting more out of theTibetan Five Rites in Transformational Yoga

The Five Tibetan Rites are a set of 5 Yoga-like stretching movements done in a specific sequence. These movements are similar to the Yogic Sun Salutations of 12 Asanas done one after another. And is known to be a ‘short cut’ to achieving longevity, weight regulation, as well as youth.

 

Way before I took up Yoga seriously, I got to know the Tibetan Rites while searching online for various methods to increase stamina for running marathons. I was crazy about breaking my own running records; so much that I did some nasty damage to my knees and ankles. As promised, the Tibetan Rites helped me to increase my stamina pretty quickly. However I was also aching badly; which led me to discover Yoga Therapy. From then onwards I was intrigued with Yoga in the way it helped my body heal in astonishingly short periods of rest.

 

Fast forward 11 years to now, I rediscovered the Tibetan Rites in a new light. I found that when combined with the basic Transformational Basic sequence, it increased a person’s energy greatly. Sometimes to the extent that students have problem falling asleep if the class is done late at night. This effect is similar to practicing Sun Salutations in isolation.

 

In Transformational Yoga (TY), Sun Salutations is never done in isolation. In fact, no Asana is ever done in isolation. Every posture is inserted in a particular order for a purpose, either to counter the former for balance, or prepare the body for the next. And the entire lesson is choreographed towards a purpose of shift. And so when we do Sun Salutations in TY, there are at least 2 things we will include for sure: the Salutations are done with Bramaris in between rounds to align the core; and the Moon Salutations are always done after the Sun Salutations.

 

When it comes to the Five Tibetan Rites, the energising effect is stronger than that of Sun Salutations. What I observed is that headaches, aggression and frustration could result. For example, a person who has strong ‘yang’ energy will feel more energised with 7 Rites than 12 rounds of Sun Salutations. My guess is that the Rites has a first movement of spinning – which opens up our 7 chakras in an amazingly short time. Not much Pranayams are encouraged in between the Rites; most authorities or teachers advised to do a few long deep breaths in between. It is very likely that released toxins from Chakras remain in the orbit for some time.

 

Having observed that, my view is still that the Tibetan Rites are invaluable for people short on time for exercise. There are some mitigating practices we can incorporate, to make them work for us:

1) Practice the Five Rites with Kapalabati within the movements. Again this is the genius of TY (Swamiji Vidyananda). During each Rite, i.e. spinning, leg lift, back bend, hips thrust and downward swing, do a 3 to 5 (depending on your stamina) shots of Kapalabati.

2) On top of 3 deep breaths in between the Rites, add on 3 low pitched Bramaris. Low pitched Bramaris cleans our lower Chakras with sound. Bramaris release and transform the toxins out of our orbit.

3) Always finish with 1 set of Moon Salutations (i.e. 2 rounds) after each complete Five Rites.

4) A clever way to use the Five Rites is to integrate the TY Basic Sequence before the Rites. So it only takes about 10 minutes for the TY Basic, another 10 minutes for 7 repetitions of the Five Rites, 5 minutes for the Moon Salutations, and that is a total of 25 minutes which makes it an ultra time efficient body & mind workout.

 

© Copyright 2014 Linda Loo

 

 

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Raw Empath

*This is an article that may make sense to some people, but not to all. It is not my intention to attack, discriminate or put down anybody, in all areas of diet and lifestyle; but merely my recording of experiences to serve both others as well as myself. If it does not make sense to you, and if it serves you, just take it that I’m a raving lunatic writing gibberish. 

If you had been eating raw foods for a few years and noticed that you suddenly have an ability to hear the thoughts or feel the emotions of others; you had recovered your inborn traits of an Empath.

Empaths refer to people who can feel what others feel. It appears that every baby is born emphatic. Over the lifetime of an empath, this ability may be forgotten or blocked due to certain life events, but never lost.

This subject sparked my interest 4 years ago when I returned from India. After 6 months of floating around, lost and confused from the Kundalini experience, I found my ground with the help of teachers and like-minded friends. After the Kundalini incident, my experiences of the world shifted dramatically. The shift was irreversible.

Initially I thought that it was raw foods that caused empathetic abilities to develop. It took me 3 years more through self-observation, research as well as learning with more teachers to discover that it is more of an innate ability rather than acquired.

Since 5 years old I have had a tendency to avoid to animal foods. I recalled some of my earliest memories. One morning, while at the wet market waiting for my mother to pick up her groceries, I saw a stall owner brutally beat a fish on the floor with a stone. Blood was spilling out from the fish and it writhed about, desperately trying to escape but to no avail.

I felt a sudden pull on my chest and could not breathe for a few minutes. I could actually feel the fish’s agony. From that day onwards I never enjoyed a hearty meal when there is a body of a whole fish or animal on the table.  As I reached 7 years old, I began to feel the pain of old people limping on the streets. Also began a lonesome childhood of feeling misunderstood and incredibly isolated. Adults that I shared the experience with said I was over imaginative, insane or seeking attention. I didn’t dare to share with other children because I was scared to look like an idiot or be ostracized.

Whenever adults fight, which my parents happened to do a lot last time, I could feel their anger directly in my body. As a 5 year old, it felt as if nails and arrows were flung into my heart each time I witnessed a fight.

Over the course of growing up, I reacted aggressively to the breakdowns at home, my dysfunctional childhood, and resorted to various means to numb my feelings. Under layers of booze, cigarettes and substances, eating animals became more bearable. Because I so desperately wanted to fit in, either to feel loved, or to be promoted to a higher paying job, sometimes both. So whenever we have social meals, I would forcefully shut my mind on the pain from the animals swimming in the restaurant fish tanks or frogs waiting to be slaughtered. It got easier, and eventually I was able to eat anything.

Fast forward the crash and burn of my next ensuing ten years (the story contained inside Raw Becoming autobiography), finding raw foods, committing to new path of lifelong self-discovery, the child empath in me not only revived, but also expanded her territory by leaps and bonds everyday. I caught myself feeling overwhelmed and resenting it.

Funny how it always appears we had ‘signed up’ for something unexpected when we wanted to be born into this world. It seemed every talent that we are endowed with comes with a corresponding set of problems.

Fortunately, we are here to help one another. I believe that every human is emphatic. As for how much work required and how long it takes to remember, differs person to person.

Raw foods and yoga together, has a higher than average speed of causing a person to remember our empathic abilities.  Or at least that was what I found. My purpose of writing this, is to let those who also felt the same thing, feel assured that you are not mad and not alone.

One of the easiest indicators is this – if you live in Singapore, and you find yourself becoming more easily irritated when out in crowded places now compared to ten years before, chances are that some empath abilities are awakened. We have a lot less conflicting frequencies in the air ten years ago, as compared to now with a ballooned population.

There are a few lifestyle adjustments that we can make to ease the remembering (in no particular order of effectiveness).

1.  Grounding

This is important not only in that it discharges EMF (from our electrical appliances), but also it prevents empaths from floating away. Everyday, spend at least half an hour having bare feet on grass or earth, and visualizing roots extending from the feet into the earth.

The beach is another fantastic place. If you can sit and watch the sunset, or sunrise, I found that personally more effective. Somehow there is something magical when we witness ourselves spinning round the sun while attached to earth.

2. Nature

Spend a lot, as much as you can, of time in Nature. There is nothing like the power of an old tree to suck in the clutter. We may not understand, but there is an invisible transfer of energy happening in every single interaction we have. It can be as short as a handshake or a greeting. But molecules transfuse all the time. Empaths drink in the joy and pain of others in their space. Joy and pain that others may not even be present to themselves. If you sponged up some pain involuntarily, find an old tree and just sit next to it, gazing at the leaves for as long as you can. In that moment you transfuse the pain molecules out.

3. Alone Time

When you are charging your computer or handphone, have you noticed that they charge up faster when you turn them off?

Schedule ‘me-time’ as a priority task everyday. Smart empaths know that only they themselves can lift themselves out of accumulated clutter. And they can only release the clutter when alone, free of any attachments and projections.

You have to know that you are the most important person you need to meet everyday. Sometimes when we forget to schedule alone time and become overwhelmed, we may have to break an appointment.

Say “I know we agreed to go out. But I really need this time alone right now, to find my ground. Can we reschedule again?”

The only possible reasons they would take offence is because they take it as a personal attack that you think they are not good enough for you (in reality it is them fulfilling their need to be good enough through your friendship), or they lose their chance to feel gratification from hanging out with you. In both cases, hanging out with them at that time is not wise because it will not uplift, and may even drain you.

Someone who loves you in an empowering, non-possessive manner space, would not take it personally. They will not in anyway feel disempowered because they are the first to process their own interpretations of life, and they are the supplier of their own joy. Maybe disappointed a little, but they will hover around, send you good thoughts, check in slightly later or the next day to find out how you are, and how they can be of an uplift to you. These are also the friends whom you want to stick to forever– they are diamonds to empaths.

Having said that, I’m not encouraging you to sever ties with friends and loved ones frivolously. It is about managing the inconveniences of being an empath without escaping the material world. I have seen people who ran away entirely; and I think managing our empathic lives with adjustments is more humane. More humane to both our loved ones and ourselves.

4. Choose your company

What our parents said about “hang out with the right company, the winners, the scholars” has its wisdom. We extend this to one more definition – Hang out with those that lifts you. Not superficial, not in the plastic way of lip service; but genuinely lifted.

Grow conscious and present to how you feel after each interaction, how this person makes you feel after you leave the space, beyond all guru status identities or healer name cards. The people who uplift you are people who did a lot of work on themselves, and are still working on themselves; they are able to consciously process clutter in their space so that their interactions with you are pure and without projections. When a space is pure and without projections, joy transfuse.

5. Say “Ah” 15 minutes morning and evening

When frequency is combined with intention, healing is produced, positive shift occurs.

“Ah” is the first sound written in the Sanskrit language. Sanskrit is our mother tongue, the origination of all languages in fact. “Ah” is also the natural sound humans make when we are in pain, a natural reaction when we discover or remember something in excitement. It is also the sound produced in moments of procreation and pleasures. Almost difficult to not notice that this is a tool that Nature endowed us with to heal.

In a quiet alone space, close the eyes and take a deep breath. Set an intention to relax and unwind. Open the mouth slightly and produce a long strong “Ah” sound. Focus the mind on nothing else except the production of this sound. Let it end with a “M’ by closing your lips towards the end of your sound or when your breath runs out. This will drive the frequency of it into the brain and clear clutter. Practice this after rising and before bedtime each night.

6. Surrender to the right entity

This was a difficult part for me. Sometimes we lose sight of the line between resistance and martyrdom, both of which are functions of the ego identity. I found the tool of surrendering so powerful. To know that there is a greater intelligence behind all this, that we are not alone, that it is helping us to get to wherever we want, is too easily forgotten.

What I discovered was that in order for surrendering to work, first I want to get conscious to my relationship with surrendering. Why, what and to whom am I surrendering to. Surrender the right thing to the right entity. To the supreme creative force that created me, in other words.

Not surrender to the clutter, not to gurus, and definitely not to the need to surrender. If we surrender to the need to surrender, we just created another box for ourselves. I also found that until we learn to recognize that it is a tool towards a larger intention, any healing modality, be it raw foods, yoga, astrology or meditation could cause a box to form.

7. Acquire a bit of healthy fats

Since we are on the topic of raw veganism, I just wanted to highlight that eating raw vegan while being an empath is a challenging journey. You want to gradually put on a little more healthy fats and muscle mass to help shield, or create the impression of a shield, until you gain ground emotionally.

It is pretty easy if you live in the tropics, there are good quality plant fats to choose from – coconuts, durians and avocados. Limit the consumption of omega 6 rich seeds and nuts like sunflower seeds and cashews or otherwise you could feel like trash from the acidity.

Last but not least, it is not only downs that you experience. Empaths also have very fun lives because we also feel more, more lasting joy than conventional people. We can laugh both at the largest and smallest things. So whatever your talent is to bring to the world, I wish you a conscious and enjoyable ride! Also hope the above can be of help to anyone who felt the same unsettling I did. If you have constructive suggestions or helpful ideas, feel free to share :)

 

© Copyright Linda Loo

 

Fresh Wheat Grass

Eczema Rescue Tips

Eczema is a skin condition that will relapse if the underlying root cause had not been properly eliminated.

One of the biggest cause of Eczema is a weak liver; as in my case when I was in my hard core alcoholic days. You could hardly find any of my weeknights having alcohol free dinners.

When I cut the booze, cleaned my diet and learnt Yoga conscientiously, the Eczema on my neck cleared and then disappeared gradually. The reversal process was not overnight, but it was definitely progressive.

If you or someone you love is suffering from Eczema, you first have to know that it will never be completely be reversed until you have dealt with the root problem.

Raw foods, Yoga, Coffee Enema and natural skin care combine to give one quick route to recovery.

Along the journey, the rashes may erupt again. Sometimes they seem worse. But as long as you are in the process of cleaning up, rest assured that you are making progress.

Here are some quick tips to relief the itch and redness. These do not cure the Eczema but merely makes the experience less unpleasant while you are still working on the root problem.

1) Aloe Vera – Buy fresh Aloe Vera from the market, cut out the translucent flesh and rub gently on the rash area. If you are hardworking enough to make a smoothie from the Aloe Vera flesh to drink everyday, your healing will be speeded up.

2) Wheat Grass – This is Nature’s humble but amazing healer. Run a packet of Wheat Grass through your juicer, apply the fresh juice to the affected area with either cotton sticks or cotton pads.

3) Coconut Oil – Gently rub some cold pressed coconut oil on the rash area to relief itching naturally

4) Hydrogen Water – These are vacuum packed Hydrogen water that are available in network marketing companies. Once opened, the hydrogen molecules lose their effectiveness, so use it immediately to wash the Eczema area. Bear in mind though that this is not a long term fix, only a short term relief. If you are new to this, search for them online and read up more.

5) Manuka Honey/Raw Honey – Spread a generous layer of Manuka or Raw Honey on the rashes. Especially effective for reducing redness.

6) Marine Phytoplankton – Dilute one dropper of Marine Phytoplankton to 100ml of water. Wash the affected area with this solution every morning and night.

© Linda Loo
Light Love Laughter Academy

Eye Protection: Top 8 Natural Tips

With technology evolving at lightening speed, we now spend more time in front of the computer and reading into wee hours. While it is meaningful to learn & upgrade, it is also important to take care of our beepers!

1. Wash the eyes with clean filtered water/spring water every night before sleep.

2. When eyestrain occurs from over computer exposure, shut the lights & close eyes under complete darkness for 10 min.

 
GreenTrees

 Stare at Natural Greenery everyday to help eye recovery!

3. Refrain from reading from reading under the following conditions:
-Moving vehicle
-Dim or insufficient light.

4. Strive to keep the following rules when reading:

-Hold the book at least 15 inches away from the eyes
-Always let the light fall on the book from your left
-Frequently blink the eyes when reading
-For every hour of reading, focus the eyes on an object far away for at least 2 min.

5. Never look at the blazing sun directly.

6. This is for the girls – reduce the frequency of applying Mascara on the eyelashes. The acts of applying & removing eye make our eyes weak & vulnerable to infections.

7. Hair dyes, or chemical treatments directly affect the eye functioning because they shoot right into the brain. If possible, eliminate the use of chemical dyes or products.

8. Eat more dark green leafy vegetables – one of the ways is to have them in your green smoothies! If you want to learn how to make delicious green smoothies, join us in our Intro to Living Foods (ILF) workshop!

© Copyright Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter