Research published this month in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that having balanced baking soda, or bicarbonate, levels in your body could reduce your chances of an early death.
The study examined data compiled in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study for 2,287 participants. Participants were healthy adults who, at the onset of the study in 1997, were between the ages of 70 and 79, and were followed for approximately 10 years. Survival data were gathered through February 2014.
What did they find?
Study author Dr. Kalani Raphael, associate professor and nephrology and hypertension specialist at the University of Utah, and colleagues investigated pH, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate in association with long-term survival. According to the University of Utah press release, “Critically ill patients with severe acid-base abnormalities have a very low likelihood of surviving their illness, but it’s unclear whether more subtle changes in the body’s acid-base status have an effect on the longevity of relatively healthy older people.”
Raphael and colleagues found that low levels of bicarbonate may be linked to an increased risk for premature death by 24 percent. Sodium bicarbonate assists your body in balancing pH levels, possibly extending life. “What we found was that generally healthy older people with low levels of bicarbonate had a higher risk of death,” Raphael said. “Adding the pH measurement into the equation didn’t change the results, which is important because pH is not routinely measured.”
The study’s findings may assist clinicians in better assessing a patient’s risk of premature death by analyzing their blood bicarbonate concentrations more closely. Clinicians can recommend dietary adjustments to patients with low bicarbonate concentrations to optimize health.
What does it mean for me?
How do you get more baking soda in your life? Surprisingly, the answer has nothing to do with that yellow box in your fridge fighting odors. If you want to balance your pH levels by getting more sodium bicarbonate in your diet, eating more fruits and vegetables is the key.
Fruits and vegetables high in potassium and bicarbonate will have a negative potential renal acid load (PRAL) score. This represents the amount of acid produced by the kidneys after metabolism. The higher the negative, the more potassium and bicarbonate they will provide, potentially reducing your risk of premature death, according to the study. Apples, raisins, spinach, bananas, carrots, broccoli, lemons and even coffee are a few sources that will boost your potassium and bicarbonate levels.
Thank you Stephen for the great article. Bobby
Stephen Seifert is a writer, professor, adventurer and a health & fitness guru. His flair for travel and outdoor adventure allows him to enjoy culture and traditions different than his own. A healthy diet, routine fitness and constant mental development is the cornerstone to Stephen’s life.
1. Peel and chop carrots roughly. Add them to a food processor and pulse to process until they are chopped to the size of rice. For best results, squeeze the carrot rice through a cheesecloth or paper towel to remove some moisture, and then return to the food processor.
2. Pulse in the almond butter, coriander, tamari, and vinegar. Adjust seasonings as desired. If you have a food dehydrator, you can skip the cheesecloth/paper towel step and dehydrate the mixture at 115 degrees for an hour or so. Serve in raw nori rolls, or as a raw side dish!
Served wrapped in nori, with some spinach, too
I’d serve this rice dish with a nutrient dense salad of choice. The sushi rolls also make a great appetizer.
Thank you Gena for making this amazing recipe. Posted first on thefullhelping.com
These simple, fast to make raw living food treats will satisfy your cravings for Chocolate and Coconut.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Food processor & Blender
INGREDIENTS: PART 1
3 cups raw shredded unsweetened coconut
4 Medjool dates pitted (you may add more for a sweeter taste)
1/8 cup alfalfa sprouts – Optional – This makes sure you have a live food desert.
½ cup coconut nectar (you may use less)
1 tablespoon non-alcoholic, pure vanilla extract
INGREDIENTS PART 2 – Prepare in a separate bowl
1/2 cup raw cacao butter – be sure to grate
1/2 cup raw cacao powder – be sure to sift
1/3 cup sweetener; coconut nectar or yacon
1/4 tsp lecithin
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
PART 1 – Blend all ingredients from part 1, in the food processor until well mixed.
Use a cookie scooper to make tablespoon sized elongated balls, or roll them by hand. Best to do this on your dehydrator tray. Don’t forget to put two almonds on each one, You want them to look like Almond Joys. Dehydrate at 105° for 2 – 3 hours. We need the coconut to become firm.
PART 2 – Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender till smooth.
Dip the Almond Joys in the chocolate and place on a teflex sheet or wax paper and place in the fridge for at least an hour. Bring them out and enjoy eating a healthy snack. Remember these are snacks, not your main meal.
Your skin is a mirror of what’s going on in the rest of your body. And when your organs and blood are fed the nutrition they need to function properly, that shows in your skin.
What’s the largest organ in your body? It’s your skin! It provides a protective covering for the other organs of the body. It changes to regulate your internal body temperature. And it’s a good indicator of overall health and well-being.
People spend thousands of dollars on skin preparations to make your skin look vibrant and glowing. They’re all topical products – products that we put on top of our skin. But if we spent just a fraction of the money we spend on these preparations on RAW FOODS, we’d begin to see an immediate change in the texture of our skin.
When you eat raw foods, you put more of the essential vitamins and amino acids your body needs into it. You’re also adding moisture – naturally. Raw foods have a much higher moisture content than cooked foods, simply because the cooking process takes out so much essential moisture.
Your skin is a mirror of what’s going on in the rest of your body. And when your organs and blood are fed the nutrition they need to function properly, that shows in your skin. Get your vitamins and moisture from foods like apples and carrots. When you do, then phrases like “inner beauty” and “inner glow” will be applied to YOU. Your skin is what’s presented to the rest of the world and healthy, glowing skin makes the best first impression.
When you start adding raw foods to your diet, things will just naturally fall into place. You’ll feel better. You’ll look better. People will react to you more positively. You’ll have so much more energy for your work, your friends, and your family. And this kind of energy is a self-perpetuating thing. You don’t need self-help books and expensive moisturizers and plastic surgery. When your body and skin are getting their essential nutrition with raw, uncooked foods, you’ll look and feel your best, NATURALLY!
if you liked bacon you’re going to love this recipe .
1 large eggplant, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 dried chipotle chili pepper, soaked at least 2 hours (optional)
1/2 cup soaking water from the chipotle peppers (optional)
2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
2 teaspoons of hickory smoke
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons nama shoyu
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
pinch black pepper
Directions: 1) To make the thin pieces of eggplant use a horizontal peeler or mandolin to get straight thin pieces. 2) Once you have sliced your eggplant, sprinkle it with the sea salt and allow to sit for 1-2 hours in a tray/bowl. 3) Blend the other ingredients in a blender/Vita-mixer. 4) After 1-2 hours-Layer your eggplant slices between paper or cloth towels and press out excess moisture. 5) Get a large zip lock baggie or bowl and pour marinade into baggie or bowl. 6) Submerge the slices of eggplant in the marinade. If using a baggie squeeze as much air as possible out of baggie. Marinate 30-45 minutes. 7) Carefully lay out the marinated eggplant slices onto your dehydrator trays and dehydrate @105F degrees until crispy (24 – 36 hours-continually check the progress-depends on how thick your slices are)
Yields 15 – 20 Fakon pieces. Serve and Enjoy! Blessings, Bobby
Beware of Energy Vampires – by Jon Gordon They lurk in our businesses, our families and our social organizations. They are real. They are everywhere. And they will suck the life out of you if you let them. If you’re like most people, it has happened to you. You were talking to someone and before you knew it, they drained the life right out of you. You looked for fang marks on your neck but they were nowhere to be found. Then you realized Energy Vampires don’t have fangs. They have other means to suck your energy. Here are a few: Negative comments -“Did I tell you how much I hate my life and work? Did I tell you what so and so did to me? Did I tell you how my life stinks? Did I tell you why nothing goes right?” Dream snatching-“You can’t do that. How are you going to do that? Are you living in fantasyland? Get back to the real world. You should do this instead.” Shrinking devices-“What is wrong with you? Can you do anything right? You are the worst. I hate working with you.” In other situations the words may be less harsh but the result ends up being the same. Once an Energy Vampire starts sucking it is difficult to break free. Don’t let this happen. Instead be prepared to neutralize an Energy Vampire from the beginning. You don’t need a stake or garlic. Here are 4 techniques: Action Steps Look in the mirror-Sometimes we are the Vampires. If we pay attention to our thoughts and words we can eliminate the Vampire in us. Are you being negative or positive? I ask myself this often. Confront and Reform-Tell your Energy Vampire (EV) that he or she is being negative. They may not even realize it. Ask for support, positive feedback and encouragement from them. If your EV is a colleague, family member or friend, perhaps you can reform them into an Energy Addict. Show them how to spread positive energy. If they just don’t see it or refuse to do it then you may have to give an ultimatum. You might say, “This is my goal. This is where I am going and if you’re going to be negative then I can’t be around you. Turn on the Light-When you were a child and scared of the dark you turned on the light and felt better. Negative energy is like darkness. When you encounter an Energy Vampire, turn on the light. When an EV comes at you with fear, negativity, hate and anger turn on the light and respond with love, kindness, and positive energy. Negative energy is powerless in the light. Think about what happens when someone gets mad and yells at you. If you don’t yell back they lose momentum and power. If you return with kindness they lose even more power. On the other hand, if you yell back at them then the negative energy grows and grows. Run-Run as far and as fast as you can. This sometimes is the best technique if you are not close with the EV. You only have so much energy and in today’s world you need to keep all you have. If, for example, you are in the grocery store and you see someone who drains your energy then run away fast. Really fast.
Please take the time to read this short article it could save your life.
Today almost 1 out of every 3 Americans is suffering from some degenerative disease. The two significant culpurts, cancer, and heart disease now kills more than a million people each year here in the states.
Scientific studies and are showing that these diseases in part are related to a deficiency in glutathione. Glutathiones job is to neutralize toxins, and protect our bodies from illness, increase our longevity by guarding our cells from oxidative stress. As we get older, our glutathione levels significantly decrease, while degenerative diseases increase.
Glutathione is produced in the liver and found in every cell of the body. It is composed of the amino acids (glycine, glutamine, and cysteine). Glutathione works by binding to harmful free radicals while it supports the function of the T-cells – which are needed to ensure a healthy and balanced an immune system which assists in DNA repair.
Foods That Increase Glutathione Production
Veggies loaded with Sulfur. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, onions, garlic, and shallots
Fruits packed with vitamin C. Areola cherries, citrus, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and watermelon.
Eat selenium-rich foods like brazil nuts. For those of you who are meat-eaters eat it sparingly and make sure it’s naturally environmentally farm-raised organic, beef, buffalo, chicken, and fish.
I also like to supplement with herbs when necessary using selenium, milk thistle, and Tumeric.
Though not a food getting a good night’s sleep is very important for the assimilation of these foods to help the liver make the Glutathione.
Equipment: Blender Ingredients: • 1 cup pineapple • 1 cup mango (or apple, peach, pear, kiwi if no mango’s are available) • 1 cup of coconut water • 1 banana • 1 orange • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds Squeeze a little lime and blend with ice and water (if needed) to get your desired consistency.
This amazingly delicious drink is one of my favorite summer coolers. It will take your spirit on a tropical vacation. You don’t have to wait for the hottest day as this smoothie makes a great anytime refresher with plenty of vitamins, phytonutrients, minerals and protein to get your day started right!
You can raise the tropical power of this delicious smoothie by adding in a hand full of greens and some living sprouts. It’s rawmazing.
Maybe its time to get back to basics.
“Let me share my vision with you: I see a world without sickness, sorrow or mental disturbance in which we are living in perfect balance with abundant health and harmony. Reconnect with nature and your body will take care of the rest. This is the beauty of self-healing.”
-Dr. Ann Wigmore
“Energy soup is the easiest, healthiest and quickest meal on earth!” Dr. Ann Wigmore
You can add additional ingredients to suit your taste. Like pepper, cayenne, garlic, cashew cream and sea salt. If you don’t have sunflower and buckwheat sprouts, use any other sprouted greens, spinach or other leafy greens.
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time unlike, say, brain surgery,” — Robert Cormier
“Living bodies require living foods,” – Dr. Ann Wigmore
Three ways to deal with critics…
Out love them
Out fruit them. – Rick Warren
“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a ringing brass gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and I know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I parcel out all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I will be burned, but do not have love, it benefits me nothing.” Bible
“Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, it does not boast, it does not become conceited, it does not behave dishonorably, it is not selfish, it does not become angry, it does not keep a record of wrongs, it does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”. Bible
“Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will pass away. If there are tongues, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but whenever the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside the things of a child. For now, we see through a mirror indirectly but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know completely, just as I have also been completely known. And now these three things remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Bible
“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food,” –Hippocrates
“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world, we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” Bible
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet,” – Albert Einstein
“Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.” Bible
“Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live,” – Socrates
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Bible
Almost any form of meditation will help reduce stress. Meditation has been shown to also reduce symptoms in people with medical conditions triggered by stress.
Meditating will make you feel naturally high. Much like the natural high a runner experiences.You will not be needing any kind of substance or chemical to feel good about yourself or to experience a feeling of being high.
Researchers have found that meditation increases resilience , and give the practicer a feeling of increased life satisfaction. They note resilience “can be seen as an important source of subjective well-being.”
Meditation creates a feeling of peace and harmony with ourselves and others. And, eliminates or reduces the flight of fight feelings than many people experience when they become anxious.
Feeling at peace with oneself is of the utmost importance for us to feel internally satisfied with who we are and how whether we feel satisfied with ourselves and the world around us.
Meditation softens our hearts and spurs us on to higher levels of consciousness. We find that we become more loving and our relationships are more harmonious and fulfilling.
Pessimism fades and optimism increases as we meditate. Our views of our fellow humans reflect our optimism as we become more understanding and accepting of opinions and less focused on our differences.
Take your time and be gentle towards yourself. Though I have been trained in several different forms of meditation I have found that simply focusing on your breath as you breath in and out is a great place to start.
When I do this type of meditation I make sure I’m comfortable , for me that is sitting with my back straight and my hands in my lap with my palms up. Once I’m comfortable I simply mentally count to four, then count backward from four, doing this in conjunction with each breath.
Here are the steps:
Breath in – count one
Breath out – count two
Breath in – count three
Breath out – count forth
Breath in – count three
Breath out – count two
Breath in – count one
Breath out – count two
Repeat the process. Try to slowly build up your time meditating so that you are comfortable in meditation for 20-30 minutes twice a day.
Wishing you all to have the best time meditating and may the peace of God rest upon each of you. Blessings, Bobby
This creamy red pepper cashew dip recipe only takes about 10 minutes to make.Its dairy free and is will become one of your favorite appetisers. It so delicious it’s hard to believe you’re eating a highly nutritious treat.
Requires blender or food processor.
Time: 10 minutes
3 cups of cashews (soak the cashews for 4 hours before using)
1 1/2 cups of almond milk (or your favorite seed, nut or grain milk)
1 large red pepper
1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
1/4 cup diced sweet onion
3 tablespoons of plementos or roasted red pepper (optional)
2 cloves garlic (you may substitute garlic powder to taste, if you wish)
Its delicious and it good for you. Eat with your favorite cracker or make some raw seed crackers and enjoy.
NON-DAIRY VEGAN SUNFLOWER SEED CHEESE
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Blender, Seed Nut Bag
2 cups sunflower seeds, soaked
1 cup cubed red bell pepper
1 cup diced black olives
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast.
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice.
1 garlic clove, peeled.
2 – 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary
Soak sunflower seeds overnight (or for about 8 hours).
Drain water and rinse seeds.
Leave seeds in a colander to sprout for a few hours.
Fill the blender with sunflower seeds.
Add enough to cover seeds: Water or Rejuvelac, 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Blend until creamy (approximately 1 – 2 minutes).
Pour into the nut milk bag.
Hang the bag over a bowl and let drip overnight (or for approximately 8 – 12 hours) to ferment. (Optional: Add the contents of 3 probiotic capsules.)
Remove the mixture from the bag and place it in a mixing bowl.
Add desired olives – do not blend them into the mixture – fold them in after cutting them into small chunks or slices.
Spread on crackers, and romaine leaves, or stuff it in a tomato, a piece of celery, or pepper slices.
Cover and refrigerate.
Will keep up to a week.
Hope you enjoy this wonderful cheese. It’s not only delicious it’s good for you as it nourishes your body and strengthens your good intestinal flora. Try it with crackers, on lettuce leaves, celery sticks, or stuffed peppers.
2 teaspoons Bourbon smoked black peppercorns, or regular black peppercorns ( for a more peppery taste double the peppercorns)
1 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan salt
¼ cup filtered water – (use only enough to create creamy texture)
Process all ingredients until smooth, adding only enough water/rejuvelac to make a smooth, creamy texture.
If desired, form mixture into a log and roll in smoked cracked peppercorns.
Refrigerate for two hours before serving.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you would like to age the cheese and make it a probiotic powerhouse. Add 6 probiotic capsules or use rejuvelac instead of water. Let the cheese sit in a bowl and age overnight before rolling into a log and refrigerating for 2 hours.
Will keep for a week in the refrigerator.
This vegan cheese log is absolutely amazing. Its my favorite cheese and makes a great orderve. Serve with living food seed or flax crackers. During the winter holiday season add dried cranberries for a special festive look and taste.
Nothing like raw vegan brownies to put smiles on our faces and bring us together.
The Most Delicious Raw Vegan Brownies You Have Ever Eaten!
Paige Brummett, the creator of this fantastic brownie recipe, interned at CHI while I was Director and showed us her extraordinary talent for developing allergen- and agave-free desserts. We love you, Paige!!! :-).
Equipment you will need: Food Processor High-Speed Blender or Coffee Grinder Optional: Dehydrator
Ingredients: 2 cups Coconut water 20 Dates 1 Tbsp Vanilla powder 3/4 cup Cacao Powder 3/4 cup Carob Powder 1/2 cup melted Coconut Oil (melt in a dehydrator or put the jar in hot water) 1/2 cup melted Cacao Butter (same as above) 2 cups Ground Golden Flax (Grind whole flax seed in a high-speed blender or coffee grinder)
Blend all ingredients (except for golden flax) in a food processor until creamy.
Combine all ingredients together in a big bowl and mix until a dough-like consistency.
Spread batter into a baking dish and dehydrate or refrigerate for 2 hours.
ENJOY every bite of pure love!
God bless and empower each of you with health, love, and peace. Bobby
Tina Turner… “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Everything!
Love is amazing, listing loves attributes could fill dozens of pages. It’s love that keeps us centered and connected with each other; without love in our lives we feel depressed, lost and disconnected.
For some of us, when growing up there was no one to teach us, how to love and be loved. We spent much of our life “looking for love in all the wrong places”. So, now it’s up to us to learn how to love and be loved. The best thing about love is that it’s here for the asking, and it starts with us having an intention for love to fill our hearts.
If we begin to see ourselves as being a loving hearted person, we will soon find ourselves being that person. Directing our thoughts towards being a loving person brings us new insights as to how we to better treat ourselves, our fellow man, and all sentient beings.
Just by keeping the desire to be a loving hearted person at the forefront of our minds, will stir up our passions and emotions, so that having a loving heart becomes as natural as breathing. We find ourselves literally inhaling love with every breath and making ourselves into the person we were always meant to be.
“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” ~Jose Ortega y Gassett…
As we greet each morning we remember who we are and our purpose for being on this earth. We are being born anew, given another day so that we can be the essence of love. Our intentions are set on being loving hearted, its love we bring with us into the world, it’s what we have become. It does not matter who we were yesterday, it only matters who we are now! Love heals past hurts and pain, it’s the great game changer, freeing us up to be the person we were always meant to be.
When all of our intentions are on having loving hearts, we find forgiveness for ourselves and others to be as natural as breathing. We know in our heart-of-hearts, the deepest part of our beings, our sins and failing are always committed in ignorance. Understanding this allows us to free ourselves from self-pity and blame and to love unconditionally; freeing every other human being of their failings and any judgement we may have had of them.
It was Jesus who said “Father forgive them they know not what they do”. So,with the dawning of each day we awake, breathing in love, forgiving ourselves for what we have done in ignorance and forgiving those who have hurt us by their acts of ignorance. Yes, we are free, free, free at last to breathe in love, to be love, to give love.
The moment you wake up, a new day is beginning, you smile, realizing the power within.
With every breath we take, we are changing every aspect of our being; we are becoming something anew, we are manifesting something anew, our thoughts and words affect ourselves and the world around us.
When we are focused on being loving hearted, we become a safe harbor, a place of welcomeness, a place of peace. As loving hearted people, we are no longer consumed with ourselves. Instead, we are filled with a new spirit that transcends time and space; empowering us to heal ourselves physically, spiritually and emotionally. Our love becomes so profound, that where ever we go we find we are the love that heals the sick, comforts the brokenhearted, empowers the powerless, and enables the miraculous.
A Simple Loving Meditation…”Breath in Love!”
“Breathing in Love” is something all of us can do without any training. It is what we naturally desire to do. There are no rules or gurus to follow. As we focus our minds, and “breathe in love”, we become the presence of love, the manifestation of love, we quickly are able to identify our actual purpose, “breathing in love” becomes oxygen to our spirits, we know we have found our birthright.
A New Paradigm – Breathing In Love
Five years ago at our healing center, I found myself, and many of my students, clients and friends were able to enter quickly into a state that enabled us to maintain loving hearts. By just taking a few minutes each day to focus on “breathing in loving thoughts, we began to experience a complete change in our lives. It’s almost hard to belive how easy it was for us to enter into a state of loving bliss.
Anyone can do this, breathing in love takes no special skill. It as easy as taking a loving breath in and when exhaling, focusing on and attribute of love that came into our mind.
When we did this loving meditation as a group, I believe it manifested itself and did what love does best… healing bodies, minds, and spirits, empowering the meditators to not only experience receiving pure unconditional love, but allowing each of them to be conduits of love as it flowed to every other meditator in the room. It was as if all of us were born again in the midst of unconditional love, so powerful that it broke down evey barrie and carried us all across time and space.
“Suffer not the little children to come to me” ~ Jesus Christ… It’s amazing what a beautiful effect “breathing in love” has on us; it is as if we almost become like children, freely giving love and receiving love without conditions. Not like the love of the world, but the purest love of creation.
Examples Of Attributes Of Love: “I breathe out….”
Here are some suggested attributes of unconditional love. You may want to use some of them to start with and add to them as you go along. For this exercise, all you need to do is say: “I Breathe in Love” and as you breathe out state one, or as many of loves attributes that your heart desires.
Some of the practical aspects of “Breathing in Love” with every breath are…
Love accepts what the moment is.
Love is joyously waiting on others, to come along at their pace.
Love is embracing all creation with the deepest reverence.
Love prays the best of everything to come to every creature.
Love provides prosperity for every creature as required.
Love kneels first and gives unconditionally.
Love gives bows and honors all creation keeping no records of deeds.
Love regards all life as part of the creators family.
Love is compassionate towards every creature.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Three things will last forever faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love. ~ Saul-St.Paul
Focusing on the presence of love, and honoring its attributes, enables us to completely immerse ourselves in the present moment. By our being here and now, we find all we need for our immediate happiness, and yes even eternal life is found.
Throughout most of our lives many of us have tried to find perfect balance, first to love, and accept ourselves and to be in harmony with mankind, all living creatures, the environment and our universe. In our search for a perfectly balanced life, filled with love, peace, and harmony, we have had to traverse many different roads, many of which led us further from our true selves,
Breathing in love returns us to our true selves. The wonderful part of practicing “Breathing in Love” is that it encompasses and incorporates all that we have learned from our life experiences. It brings them into one single breath, the breath that sustains us now and for all eternity. The breath, of unconditional love.
Finally, when doing the Breathe In Love meditation, just be with yourself, you can let every thought arise. Yes, we let all thoughts come to us without judgment, for they are only thoughts and they have no form, or power except what we give them. So, we choose to love every thought, as we smile to ourselves and say thank you, thank you, thank you for these thoughts.
Our hearts rejoice as we “Breathe in Love” and breathe out the attributes of love! For many of us, it may truly be our first breath.
Robert C. Morgan, Doctor of Naturopathy & Counselor