Ascension: I Choose to Live

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Who or what chose the length of my lifespan? Why am I told God is perfect while I am fully aware humanity is imperfect? Why does humanity advocate for equality, but we are unequal to God? If God is eternal then why must all life on Earth die? Why did Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead, if death is the way of humanity? If the lion lies down with the lamb then why does the cat devour the mouse, and the spider the fly? Why do sermons not sufficiently and more loudly explain the hundreds of years lifespans of biblical figures? I would rather know the secret to anti-aging and anti-death, than be reminded of the wages of sin over and over, over and over.

My God is perfect, all-loving, all-wise, and all-powerful. My God recognizes the female gender, and I am made in the image of that God. I am made in the image of a perfect God, therefore I am perfect. I am not wrinkled, sagging, declining, and dwindling. So religion and science halt the stories of finite men, and tell the stories of infinite, eternal beings living and breathing on planet Earth.

So says Levi H. Dowling’s The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ┬áJesus promised us what he can do we can do and what he is all man shall be. Therefore, I defy the scientific and religious fact that old we must get and die we must do, that from dust we come and to dust we return because like author Linda Goodman explains in Star Signs, behind the facts lies the truth.

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Yes, I Pray

IMG_0079It would be an understatement to write I am a better person because of prayer. I now interchangeably refer to prayer as affirmations. Prayer is the stronghold of my life. It is my vehicle of positive change and wisdom.

As a reference point, I look back to my life before prayer which includes birth to the age of twenty something.  The day I devoted myself to prayer I was catapulted to a higher dimension of personal transformation. I was brought to the detoxifying process of grief and countless tears. I was able to undo an early life of fear, insecurity, anger, trauma, and the somber list goes on.

I do not claim religious membership or doctrines. I only claim to know the force which urged a turning point in a life of symbolic blindness to the possibility of joy and purpose. I propose to stand firm by my daily affirmations. I propose to share with others the strength one person has to make a change in the world, or in oneself.

People may call me disciplined or calm. They may call me happy-go-lucky or optimistic. They may call me accomplished and committed. I do not often announce this personal practice of prayer, but I should. It is the basis of my strength and happiness which is evident in the social, familial, and economic rewards life brings my way sometimes so peculiarly. If one may ask or wonder where I find the determination to live a life of duty, work, purpose, love, and, above all, laughter, the answer is prayer. I image and ordain as author Linda Goodman puts it, or I pray as religion puts it.

A Quest for Fruitarianism: My Journey of Change

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One of the single most important principles I have learned about the fruitarian diet is that easing into transformative change invites consistent and phenomenal commitment to a desired goal. For more than ten years I have progressively become a fruitarian, a diet of choice which consists of the consumption of fruit and all kinds of nuts.

I first learned about fruitarianism about twenty years ago in Linda Goodman’s New Age book titled Star Signs. Of course, at that point in time, the concept of fruitarianism was really a description of a way of living which rested in the comprehension of my mind, but not an idea which necessarily awakened the passion of my heart to change the world and myself through food choices. Nevertheless, the seed was planted, and, through what I can best describe as an awakening, I eventually gravitated toward the sincere desire to begin this fruitarian diet outlined in Star Signs, which continues to be a book I refer to in my amazing quest for illumination.

Very basically, it takes fifteen years to become a full fruitarian, and the diet is broken down into phases consisting of five years each. I’m participating in the last phase of the diet ready to become a full fruitarian by November 2021. It has been an amazing journey which, on an intuitive level, has made me a different kind of person, which has inspired, almost as if by magic, profound ideas about the meaning and purpose of life. What needed to happen as a result of this fruitarian diet, and what has happened, is that my devotion to fruitarianism is born of my heart. I live and breathe fruitarianism.

I claim that humanity’s greatest war is against food consumption. I stand by Linda Goodman’s truth that what we eat is what we think, and what we think is who we are. Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird’s The Secret Life of Plants, part of Goodman’s recommended reading list, describes an experiment which reveals the vibration of food. The measure of vibration can  be high, which is considered positive, or it can be low, which is considered negative. It is of no surprise that fruit is of a high vibration. I earnestly believe fruitarianism is a quest for transmutation. Fruitarianism defies the empirical conclusions of  science and nutritionists that humanity is meant for a specific diet, or a specific food, that our biology insists on it.

The gentle and forgiving approach to the steps to becoming a fruitarian outlined in Goodman’s book inspire the elevated idea that we can ease into great change, and discover a great love for sticking to our desires. Nothing and no one can make you believe anything if it does not involve your passion and desire. If it involves your passion and desire, nothing and no one can convince you otherwise of what you should or should not eat. Through passion and desire for fruitarianism one finds the strength and courage to question institutions strategically aimed at dictating what we eat. No amount of hypothetical reasoning, empirical evidence, respectable journals, and no power of institutions can forbid the positive force of a diet which changes the mind, the body, and one’s life. Until one makes the choice to live it, then all is just words. To live it, we must feel it. Fruit can do that for you, for as Goodman explains, it is the only food which is truly alive, and are we not born to be alive?