PEACEFUL MIND AND RELAXATION
"Harmony is the synthesis of all qualities and virtues combined. Working to achieve inner harmony means touching the essence of all things, the Universal Soul, the source where the rules and the forces that transform and organizes everything are coming from. When we are in disharmony, when we are agitated, irritable or anxious, even though we are working to achieve a quality of ours, there is nothing to be done: the evil in ourselves hits us, bites us and destroys us. Despite any effort we can’t move forward too much as long as we neglect the mistress of all qualities and virtues, THE HARMONY." Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Although the effect of emotions on wellbeing is clearly illustrated, we are still tempted to underestimate its magnitude. The direct connection between the emotional state and the activity of the internal organs (liver, intestine, gallbladder just to name a few) is no more uncertainty. For instance, the gallbladder secretion increases systematically when you live positive emotions while it might totally or partially stop when you experience sorrow. The liver also is vulnerable to distress... it was found that people suffering of liver diseases experience increased pain when under stress.
From this perspective, there are two main groups of diseases to be accounted for: organic diseases, where the damage is produced at the organ level, and functional diseases where the organ is in good health and the damage is produced at its function level. When strong, negative emotions are repeatedly experienced, organic diseases might also come forth. Contrarily, when someone lives in positive emotions than all the vital processes of the body intensifies: the pulse optimizes, breathing becomes deeper, fatigue diminishes, the skin gets better tone, ability to work increases…
Among the true values of life the inner peace appears to be the most precious one, a powerful instrument of spiritual development. Regardless of religion, by nurturing the spirit and strengthening the bond with the Divinity one draws the inner peace and the ability to cope with life's problems.
The spiritual clarity serves as a guide in search of healing, health and happiness.
THE BENEFITS OF FASTING
Fasting has been practiced in many forms in every place, on all continents since ancient places. Physicians, therapists, religion founders and their followers found this practice as maybe the oldest treatment and the most effective ever known!
Fasting is an action of willing abstinence from certain or all food for a period of time with the purpose of valuable self-transformation. Many people consider that fasting simply means refraining from food while others consider it a direct way to control their basic instincts...
Today the medical community agrees that, if done wisely, fasting is an effective, powerful mean of self-healing!
All religions and belief systems integrate fasting as a spiritual practice, not necessarily in an unitary form ... even within the same religion the fasting requirements may differ from one geographic area to another. Thus, there are many types of fast all around the world, some of them being quite difficult to accomplish.
The most accessible type of fast restricts only the consumption of animal flesh while the most challenging, the complete fasting, restricts all kinds of food and drink, except water, for several days or weeks. During this challenge the body mobilizes huge dormant resources making possible for some people (religious mystics, monks) to carry on complete fasting over several years.
THE RIGHT FOOD
In the last 100 years peoples’ eating habits have changed radically, much more than it did in a thousand years before!
Food is literally everywhere these days in the advanced countries, aggressively promoted on all possible channels, from TV and online advertising to printed leaflets and papers, looking tasty, tempting and affordable.
Besides, people are told that it is really, really healthy! When reading the labels on the packaged food you see that it is saturated with colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals indigestible which overload the kidneys, intestines, lungs, liver and have a negative effect on skin tissue.
Medical community shows that we eat too much unhealthy food, most often in a hurry, so our body cells get more stress than nutrients. Compared to 100 years ago the food quality declined in both, structure and nutrient ratio.
"While the mankind has increased its level of knowledge and culture, people fight an increased number of new diseases... The number of people dying of old age is declining while the number of people dying after prolonged, serious diseases is in full growth. Eating too much sugar and fat at the expense of cereals, vegetables and fruits is continuously increasing. These dietary changes occurred in a relatively short period slowing down the body's effort to adapt its biochemical and physiological processes". (Dr. H. Balter)
During the Second World War people were consuming 2-7 kg of sugar per year and the pancreas managed to secrete the insulin as needed while the diabetes incidence was of 0.5 %. Today, people consume 8-10 times more sugar (about 54 kg per year), the pancreas must secrete 8-10 times more insulin while the incidence of diabetes increased to 4-6 %.