“A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loving, loyal. Yet, separation from the wildish nature causes a woman’s personality to become meager, thin, ghostly, spectral. We are not meant to be puny, with frail hair and inability to leap up, inability to chase, to birth, to create a life. When woman’s lives are in stasis, or filled with ennui, it is always time for the wildish woman to emerge; it is time for the creating function of the psyche to flood the delta.”
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With The Wolves
Is it true that when you eat mostly raw food you don’t need as much sleep?
This question comes up a lot and I’d like to take the opportunity to set the record straight on sleep.
Here’s what cleansers need to know about sleep…don’t doze off now…
Purpose of Sleep
Let’s look at the purpose of sleep: the purpose of sleep is restoration and growth of the physical body and of the energy network of the body. This means that the extent to which new growth and regeneration are required is the extent to which sleep will be required.
Regeneration, a return to a life-generating state for all tissues and organs, including the brain, will be directly related to the extent at which the life-generating state of the body and energy field has been compromised. Compromise comes in many forms – but essentially it constitutes exposure internally, externally, energetically, mentally, and emotionally that takes one out of harmony (or acts upon us centrifugally). All disharmony (centrifugal influences) must be remediated in order for balance and harmony to be restored. This means all compromises must be PROCESSED. Sleep is where the necessary processing can happen. Therefore, the amount of exposure one has to centrifugal influences will be directly related to the amount of sleep one will require.
Now, you can imagine, that after a lifetime of centrifugal, compromising habits and engagements your sleep cycles should be very long and indulgent. When you start cleansing you will need a great deal of extra sleep. Post-successful deep tissue cleansing, you will require less sleep SO LONG AS you engage almost entirely in harmonious, centripetal activities: eating simply and minimally and remaining in a generally peaceful state. But maintaining such a high level of harmony in the modern world is very rare. Even those fully committed to the cleansing lifestyle are most likely interfacing with a world of catastrophic energetic patterns in the form of technological radiation, pollution and emotional stress.
Unless you’re living in your own little paradise without any of the drama of everyday life and relationships, work demands and myriad daily challenges that most people face, you will still need a good deal of sleep each night to remediate that gnarled up energy that has to be reordered overnight for you to be strong the next day, not to mention the restoration needed to regenerate your organs and clean your blood.
If you drink alcohol or smoke or consume starches, meats, nuts, oils or over-eat or if you have a particularly high stress load, you will need even more sleep! The more acidic the compromises, the more sleep required to neutralize it all.
The more often you can sleep for long 7-8 hour stretches at night the better (even as an advanced cleanser). And if you need 9-10 hours, don’t question it — your body is likely processing something important so go with it. You’ve got decades of compromises to process and when you’re beyond that, you’ve got your lineage’s compromises to process.
We Heal When We Sleep
Sleep is a treasure trove of healing. ‘Beauty sleep’ implies a particularly long sleep stretch which means that all the necessary remediation and processing can take place and then leave ample sleep healing time for the extras like added tissue regeneration, eye brightening, increased cellular elasticity, younger-acting blood, hair and nail growth, etc.
Your sleep patterns will likely vary along your cleansing path. Those who are not sleeping much are not to be envied over those who are sleeping seemingly excessively. If you are genuinely sleeping soundly and at appropriate hours of the night (cat naps may also apply for some of you at times when required or enjoyed) then chalk it up to deep healing requirements and partake!
Remember, anything you put into your body or into your energy field will need to be processed. That can be a lot of processing if you add it all up. We live in a very stressful world with much to process and neutralize.
Some of you may be thinking about your animals as well. Why then do your cats and dogs seem to sleep all the time? Remember domesticated animals will need far more sleep than wild animals. Their diets are unnatural, largely starchy and dehydrated, and they are also having to neutralize the energetic fields and stresses that their owners are internalizing.
Now you can doze off!
In loving service,
Such simple concepts and yet so powerful & effective! I know it seems a labor to dry brush daily but you know it’s working because you feel so wonderful immediately afterward. The euphoria ringing through the skin & lymph is unquestionably communicating that good work has been done. It’s a great example of the effort required to bring about a syntropic result!
Then, I apply whatever pure oil I have on hand to my ‘trouble zones’ (in my case, front & back of my thighs) and use the large sized Bella Baci cup to bring about increased circulation (the suction from the cups draws oxygenated blood to the surface cells which otherwise tend to get the short end of the stick and help loosen the fascia, trapped fluid and adipose knitting that increases the appearance of cellulite). This cupping is generally painful at the start. But as the cupping does its work after a few sessions, it really doesn’t hurt at all. In fact, it feels quite nice. The appearance of cellulite can appear worse as the tension in the fascia releases. (This seems to be different for everyone as some find they have immediately positive cosmetic results).
I know the effect is ultimately positive as the method increases blood flow, massages unwanted tense calcification from the fascia for improved flow and leaves the skin feeling softer and the muscle more supple and youthful. Finally, I use the small, cone shaped Bella Baci cup on my face (always apply oil first). I do all this in the sauna so it’s an all-in-one routine. Time management is key! Blessings of health, happiness, strength & beauty!
In loving service,
Beauty that Shines from Within
“Your body is the harp of your soul. It is yours to bring forth sweet music or confused sounds.” – Kahlil Gibran
As an avid observer of trends and trend predictions, I have noted a significant shift in what we find beautiful in our culture.
Instead of continuing to value youth for the sake of youth and flawlessness for the sake of flawlessness, I find that as people awaken, they are starting to look less for commonly held ideals of perfection in terms of external beauty and more for beauty that shines from within and manifests without in the form of a fresh, natural glow.
Personal authenticity is growing more valuable while plastic perfection is being seen for the illusion that it is.
Any good art designer or plastic surgeon can produce a perfect image. That’s old hat. The new beauty (you might say it is the “original beauty”) is one that shines from within – not just some image of commonly accepted perfection that we are conditioned to call “beauty.”
Clarity and love are the new beauty and, over time, those who embody unconditional love and increase the love-light within themselves will be seen to be (and actually will be) physically more attractive.
Plastic surgery, chemicals and the like place more density and poison in our being. With your New Energy Body you will naturally blossom into greater visual beauty too!
I already see my contemporaries preferring to be around others that are pure of purpose and of spirit.
The people that I know of that are leaders and think for themselves are choosing friends, dates and mates who embody this inner beauty first; beauty for the sake of beauty is not “de rigeur” and will eventually be recognized as meaningless as more and more people awaken to the illusion of the old beauty.
People want to be around other people that make them feel good and are good to others. I mention this specifically because so many of my readers are in search of ways to become more attractive and may have been drawn to this book in an attempt to improve their physical appearance.
That will come; I can assure you – for the rejuvenation of the body, the heart and your hidden energy source are all inexorably connected.
An authentic glow, the result of dropping old patterns, aggression and fears and truly being oneself is the new “hot.”
Are you ready to sizzle?
FROM: The New Energy Body by Natalia Rose
Create the Conditions to be Beautiful
If you want to be beautiful, you must create the conditions for beauty. The conditions for beauty are as follows:
Intelligence (which is synonymous with ‘life force’); and
There you have it. Possess these qualities and you will be in fullest possession of beauty. Maintain it long enough and things of beauty will flock to you as like seeks like and gathers more of itself to itself. Pretty fabulous, isn’t it? And no Botox, implants or fat suctioning required. Just truth, beautiful truth.
in loving service,
My Big #1 Bedtime Tip
I keep essential oil of cinnamon bark & essential oil of peppermint at my bedside & bathroom so if I wake up in the night I can put a tiny drop on my tongue, thereby enhancing my oral hygiene throughout the night. Also a super trick for having superb breath upon rising! Keep it close by for close encounters.
Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint
These two essential oils are ideal for internal use. The way I use them is- I literally place my tongue to the top of the vial because any more than a tiny bit is toooooo much. Quantity of application is critical. Cinnamon bark is intensely heating, while all the mints are intensely cooling. They are both great all day & anytime (particularly good mid-training too).
The nighttime dosing is a highly sophisticated way of keeping the oral cavity and digestive tract pathogen free, fresh & hygienic over night while most people’s oral cavities are expunging muck with no defense!
In loving service,
Tomorrow: Bedtime Tip #2!