When I did my Yama-work (mind detox, see yesterday’s blog) the first time, it became very clear that I couldn’t support violence in any form. I tried to find out how I did that unconsciously in anyway, as a voter, a consumer, a citizen. Did I support violence indirectly? I saw many areas that I never reflected upon before. I saw that I had a choice to do things differently in ordinary daily choices. The easiest thing to start my mind detox with was to stop all killing, including marine animals, as I had already stopped killing , or given the order to kill, poultry and cattle.
￼I started my Yama, my mind detox, as a part of the Ashtanga Yoga studies, and I still detox…daily. It’s a process that doesn’t stop, it just becomes a good habit, quicker every day. Like the habit of figuring out how to sell more, work better or celebrate an event, I allowed this to occupy my mind and implement it in everything else I did too. From getting rid of the obvious habits like animal food, I did a full year of not buying anything that I didn’t really need (more about this mind detox in upcoming blog). I stopped supporting violence by watching violent movies, and reading violent books and news.
It felt great! Much better than I could ever have imagined, not only did my conscious and mind health improve but I felt more energy and healthier in my body too. It gave me Prana on all levels! This was over 15 years ago, and it still feels so good to avoid all violence, and know that I don’t participate in the slaughter of 400 million animals a day. Wow! How many liters of blood would that be shed every day? It feels so fantastically, beautifully right not to be involved in the ordering of that blood shedding. It feels soooo good 🙂 I don’t have words for how GOOD it feels to not look away either, and here is probably where the largest health achievement lays. A bonus is my improved digestion, my enhanced energy, peace, vitality; in both my body and mind health. And the health of my loved ones. Now we know from several studies that vegan food makes us less aggressive, makes us produce less stress hormones and more ‘happy hormones’, decreases inflammation, and leads to a peaceful mind and better sleep.
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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