So, I’m back in Scotland. Och aye the noo and all that.
I came home via London where I spent a sexy week dossing about with my mates, working for Inspiral, checking out the Wild Food Cafe and generally spending the rest of my redundancy money on some salad in Wholefoods. Yes, salad. Yes, over £20. Salad.
Whilst I was in London I went to The Truth Matters Conference. Really I wanted to go just to see Karen Knowler speak. I’ve worked with Karen a bit in the past (including our recent MP3 shenanigans) and I really wanted to hear what she had to say. Now, the funny thing is, I didn’t expect to hear anything particularly new or inspiring. No offence to Karen of course, it’s just that my ego was busy saying “Ach, what will she have to say that I don’t already know? I’ve been in this raw food game a few years now you know. I know it all” etc. etc.
Wrong. *cue that sound from Family Fortunes, aye, you know, this one* p.s. if you know how to spell that for the purposes of ongoing blog posts, can you type it in the comments below? I mean, how would you spell that noise? I could devote a whole blog post to that very question…
Sure, for the first forty five minutes Karen discussed her own story, the benefits of eating raw and how to eat more raw etc. etc. BUT the final five minutes of her talk absolutely blew me away. I mean, I sat there and as her words seeped in to my brain I was actually getting goosebumps all over and was completely in awe of what she was saying! It flicked a switch for me baby and I haven’t looked back since. Changed my game. Upped it in fact. How cool?
How has it upped my game you ask? Well, since that day I’ve made even better choices about what goes in to my body and it has been effortless. It’s been so crystal clear why I would choose to eat/not eat something that I’m the most in tune with my body I’ve ever been. I haven’t been tested or tempted by anything and I’m fully aware and happy about what I’m eating. I feel amazing and everything is just shiny and exciting.
So what the hell did she say?
Ok, so this is where it gets a bit crazy and slightly annoying. For you, not me. I rarely annoy myself…except when I have to put duvet covers on. Especially if I have PMT, which is obviously very rare but you know, just don’t put those two things together and I’m pretty much the least annoying person ever. Unless I’m laughing loudly beside you whilst you’re trying to read something very important and confusing. Then I might get annoying. Moving on.
The thing is, I’ve tried to explain to so many people since that day just what Karen said that rocked my world and every time I try to explain it, it just never comes out right. In fact, I end up sounding like a
prize gold medal winning idiot. Hard to believe I know, but trust me.
I’m pretty sure it’s because her message simply bypassed all my brain circuitry and went straight to my subconscious where it’s swimming about quite the thing without the ability to be logically processed and spewed back out coherently. Ok so that’s not helping.
I’m going to try to explain it to you now in the hope that actually typing it can somehow magically tap in to my subconscious so I can share it with you and not sound retarded.
So here goes. Keep in mind that these are not her actual words, this is what I interpreted from her words. She could’ve been talking about space monkeys on crack for all I know, but this is what I heard. Ok, enough already.
Karen was talking about the life-force of raw foods and how when you eat a high amount (or nothing but) high energy, high life-force foods, your whole world changes on every level. I know this. I’ve experienced this. Maybe you have too? Yes. We know this. When you eat raw food, your life transforms. It can’t not affect you.
What you choose to put in your body is how you choose to play the game – to live your life. Essentially what you put on your plate is you deciding how much energy you’ll need to live the life of your choosing. So if you choose pizza and chips that’s the kind of energy you’re choosing for the size of life you want to live, you’re choosing a pizza and chips sized energetic life. Not that there’s anything wrong with that per say, some people only need that amount of energy for the life they choose for themselves.
But she said she chose bigger, she needed way more life force and energy in order to live the kind of life that requires BIG energy. She was making a choice about the life she wanted to live and what was needed to fuel that kind of existence and the answer was a high/all raw, healthy diet.
And I think that there’s a blurring of the lines, of what comes first. Whether you choose to eat expansive living foods and therefore your life expands, or you choose the food to fuel and support the life you’ve already chosen to lead. It’s like the chicken and the egg. What affects what?
But I think these two things constantly relate and connect with each other. So I make a choice about what I want my life to look like when I put food in my body and GOD DAMN I choose the kind of life that needs super high energy, high nutrient, high mineral, expansive, life force ENERGY baby! I choose what is healthy for me, what I know will fuel me to live the best possible life. My idea about what’s healthy and yours may not look the same but it doesn’t matter. It’s the statement you are making that’s important.
I choose an AMAZING life. That’s the choice I’m making. So I put in what will reflect and support that. And lo and behold when I put that in, things all around me start to shift, to move up gear, to a higher level energetically and so I’m now in a position where I need to fuel that with more of the good stuff and so it goes on and on…
It’s a constant process that comes down to what do you choose? What size of life do you want for yourself? How do you ultimately want to live? Do you want to live a pizza and chips life or do you choose something better, much better? Because you know when you eat this way things will RAMP UP and when they do you better be ready to keep it going!
And so now, since that moment, I choose the best for myself. Because I want the best life for myself. Now when I put food on my plate I’m saying something about the life I want to lead. It’s a statement to myself, to everyone else and to the whole damn universe about how I’m leading my life and what I deserve. And I love that. And it truly has changed my whole way of eating. It’s ultimate respect, it’s the next level and I’m ready for it.
The question is, are you?
So thank you Karen, and above all I learned never to listen to my ego when it tells me I’ve nothing new to learn…
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/