Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian or Pescetarian?

A pescetarian is a person who does not eat any red meat, pork or poultry.  They consume fish or fish oils which are high on Omega-3 fatty acids.  They choose this lifestyle usually for two reasons: 1) the belief that consumption of fish is necessary for optimum life; and 2) as a stepping stone to a vegetarian diet.  The word is derived from the Latin word piscis.  Looks a lot like Pisces, huh???  And you know the symbol for Pisces, right?  In English, pesce means fish.  In Spanish, it’s spelled pesca.

The word “vegetarian” is derived from the Latin word “vegetus” meaning lively or vigorous.  A vegetarian is a person who does not eat any animals, but does eat eggs and dairy.  There are two categories of vegetarians.  Ovo vegetarians eat eggs, but no diary.  And lacto vegetarians eat diary but no eggs.  The eggs and dairy are maintained in the diet for the purpose of getting protein.  Good vegetarian protein sources are beans, peas, nuts, rice, dairy products, eggs, lentils, seeds, tofu and soya.  Vegetarians also do not eat anything that was derived from dead animals such as gelatin or rennet.  Gelatin is made by boiling the ligaments, tendons, skin and bones of pigs and cattle in water.  Rennet is an enzyme taken from the stomach of a slaughtered calf and is used to curdle milk to make cheese.
A vegan is one who eats nothing derived from an animal.  This means no eggs, no dairy and no honey.  Many concerns around a vegan diet is the lack of protein.  However, vegans get a great amount of usable protein from seeds such as flax, pumpkin and hemp.  Also, proteins can be found in a variety of vegetables such as kale, sprouts, spinach, broccoli, cucumber, celery and tomatoes.  And of course protein exists in nuts such as almonds and walnuts.

From an historical point of view, I want to share how the term vegan was derived.  In 1944, Donald Watson, a member of the Vegetarian Society in Leicester, England, set out to create an organization of vegetarians who did not eat any dairy.  The Society rejected them starting an alliance within so they ventured out.  They coined the term vegan (VEE-gan) from the first three letters of vegetarian and the last two letters.  Watson explained, “veganism starts with vegetarianism and carries it through to its logical conclusion.”

The other category that I mostly ascribe to is rawism, raw foodie or raw foodist.  In this diet, the foods consumed are uncooked and unprocessed.  The exact definition of raw food varies, but generally the food is considered raw if it has not been heated to more than 115 degrees Fahrenheit.  Although there is debate over what quantity of raw food intake actually defines one as a raw foodist, it is mostly agreed that one who consumes 75% or more of raw food fits.  In this diet, a rawist consumes food with the most energy because it is living.  Heating food above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food. Cooking is also thought to diminish the nutritional value and “life force” of food.

I certainly hope this information has assisted you in understanding the differences between the alternate diet lifestyles.  Personally I am mostly a raw foodie, but in certain situations, I will go as far a pescetarian diet.  This generally occurs when I’m eating out and I’m not interested in a piece of lettuce and sliced tomato for my meal.  It’s absolutely amazing to me how so many restaurants resist expanding their options.  But oh well.

I encourage you to do research yourself on the foods you consume.  I guarantee that you will be shocked to learn how many of them are simply not good for your body.

TastyRawFood

Yogi Selects XIIV

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Khajuraho Temples of India

Khajuraho Temples are situated in a village in Madhya Pradesh, bearing the name of Khajuraho. sextemple11js9The rural ambience and the rich cultural heritage of the village serve as the perfect backdrop to the temples, which depict the sensual pleasures enjoyed by human beings. Khajuraho temples also reflect the maturity of the people belonging to that decade. One of the most popular tourist attractions of India, the temples were constructed somewhere between 950 and 1050 AD, under the rulers of Chandel Empire.sextemple07di2

Each of the temples comprises of three main compartments i.e., the entrance (ardhamandapa), the assembly hall (mandapa) and the actual sanctum (garbha griha).

The temples have been divided into three groups, based on their geographical patterns, namely western, eastern and southern. The theme of the Khajuraho temples is mainly the celebration of woman and her countless moods and aspects.

According to one theory, the erotic carvings on the Khajuraho temple complex in central India were created to prevent the rain god Indra from accidentally striking the holy place with lightning. Indra was a keen voyeur and would have baulked at damaging such a source of pleasure. sextemple09kn3These days the rain god isn’t the only one to enjoy a peek at what goes on behind closed doors; hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Khajuraho each year to see the exquisite adults-only carvings adorning the village’s temples.

For a full list of each Temple and the god it was dedicated to check out iLoveIndia  for more.

Stoned Crystal Crew 2

The Stoned Crystal Crew 2 

From the ease of progress made last night I felt like I wanted to tap into some new energy so I stopped by Phoenix and Dragon Book/Crystal shop to see if anything caught my attention. Here are the new additions to the collection. Im sure I will have some insight an experience with them soon enough but until now here is what the internet has to say.

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Yellow Calcite

Yellow calcite stimulates the intellect. It can help one organize intellectual thoughts and information. Yellow calcite also boosts one’s general energy level. From this,    it increases one’s personal power, hope,  and sense of self-worth. Yellow calcite is also very helpful for psychic abilities and meditation. It assists with channeling, intuitive awareness, shamanic work, and other psychic activities. 

Mahogany Obsidian helps to reduce pain from cramp, arthritis, painful joints and injury, assists blood circulation. obmahcan help the body remove toxins. Obsidian can assimilate and accommodate ones life goals and life purpose. Obsidian is a powerful stone that reminds us that birth and death are simultaneously and constantly present, one within the other. It has always been associated with guardian spirits that watch over us. Earlier peoples drew on that protective power in weapons they made from obsidian. Today people who wear it often speak of a sense of protection. Mahogany obsidian, in particular, is said to increase sexuality and sensuality–the sense of touch, especially. It’s as if the memory of the volcano’s eruption, connected with its birth, is at the core of this gemstone’s tremendous power.

Ametrine calms the mind by clearing stress and tension from the head.  Balances and soothes emotions and relieves depression.  AmetrineAmetrine helps to overcome prejudice by enhancing compatibility and acceptance of others.  It stimulates creativity and supports taking control of one’s own life.  Strengthens concentration, bringing clarity, and harmonising perception and action.  Ametrine instigates change and eases transition.

Honey calcite is used by people who meditate because the color is linked to the sun and light. honeyCALRecommended for astral projection. Spine, bones. Detoxification of kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Decalcifying joints. Honey Calcite teaches us about the right use of power. It encourages responsibility in leadership and can help with recovering from abusive situations. Honey Calcite increases feelings of self worth, confidence and courage and assists to overcome obstacles. It is helpful for learning of all types and developing skills

Leopard skin Jasper is a stone of shamanic journeying. It also aids in service to others. LeoJaspIt helps discover and connect with one’s animal totems or “power” animals. It makes it easier for one to take responsibility properly. Leopard skin jasper is said to bring energies of success in work or business. Helps with creative visualization. As with all jaspers, this is a protective stone, and it is particularly protective during shamanic journeying. Physically it helps eliminate toxins and decrease body odor, and is very helpful in self-healing. It has properties of protecting the third chakra, but is associated mainly with the root chakra.

Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. AmClusAmethyst is used as beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance, though it is not the best known prosperity stone. In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is used to open one’s channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. Amethyst also protects against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work.

I hope your stoned!

Source: Charms of Light , Crystals & Jewelry , Shimmerlings 

Orgone Energy?

Orgone energy was originally observed by Wilhelm Reich, MD, a psychoanalyst in the late 1920s, as a bio-electrical charge whose flow within the body could be visibly seen as waves passing through his clinical patients as they were experiencing intense emotional breakthroughs. (1) Later, in the 1930s, to confirm his visual observations, Reich was able to objectively measure the movements of this energy by using a very sensitive millivolt meter with sensors attached to the body to record subtle bio-electric charge. He found the energy flowed from the inside body core to the outside surface (towards the world) when a person felt pleasure or expansion; and conversely, it flowed from the surface to the interior (away from the world) during states of anxiety, fear, and contraction. (2)

The ability of the body to expand and contract and not become “stuck” in one mode, created what Reich called the pulsation of life which distinguished the living from the non-living. This pulsation of expansion and contraction also followed a specific four-beat rhythm:

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Reich observed this energy pattern within the organs of the body: from the beat of the heart, to peristaltic movements of the intestine, the bladder, and especially obvious in the sexual function of orgastic discharge. He called this pulsating pattern the function of the orgasm or the Life Formula.

To read more about Orgone Energy go to Orogonics.

I will be doing more research and possibly picking up a orgone energy pyramid to test and feel the energy for myself  in the near future.

Tantric Sex Flow

Ever experience a heart orgasm?

Many people able to reach deep ecstatic sexual states liken these to transcendental spiritual experiences. They discover that the distinction between the physical and the spiritual is not as clear as they were taught. They may even feel that they have come to know God, or ultimate reality, through sex. Tantra Yoga and the Kama Sutra both view sexuality as vital aspects of the path to enlightenment.

The approximate Sanskrit definition of “Tantra” is “web” or a union of opposites that, when united, becomes one with everything in the universe. Tantric practice unifies the many contradictory aspects of the self (e.g., masculine and feminine, spirit and matter, dark and light) into a harmonious whole.

Developed in India, Tantric practices were at their height between 500 to 1300 AD. Today Tantra is a living system designed to promote rapid growth towards enlightenment. Tantra’s components include yoga, meditation, deity worship, whole-body health, and Ayurvedic medicine.

Connecting the Heart and the Physical Orgasm

Here is a simple practice you can try the next time you are making love. Both men and women need to learn to connect the genitals and the heart. Touching these two areas at the same time can help a person experience this connection, which carries the potential for immense healing.

The Orgasmic Heart

During foreplay or oral sex and while you are stimulating the genitals of your partner, place your hand on his or her heart. Think about experiencing a pure heart orgasm or extending the orgasmic release from the genitals up to the heart. You may want to wave your hand over your partner’s body with a special focus on the heart. Remind your partner that orgasm can spread up to the heart.

From personal experience I know the orgasmic heart is effective. You will feel the same orgasmic feeling but starting in your heart and bursting throughout your body. Sometimes I began to laugh hysterically after orgasms. It is uncontrollable ecstasy and could make your partner quite jealous if she cant figure out how to get her heart and body  to feel the same intensity.” 

Three Basic Ideas to Tantric Sex:

1) Raising Sexual Energy
This practice aims at extending your pleasures from sex for a longer time so that you can take it to a higher spiritual plane. They stress is on building up the pleasure so that you can continue enjoying a pre-orgasmic period for a longer amount of time. This practice uses massage, oral sex, and sexual intercourse to raise sexual energy.

2) Exchanging Sexual Energy

In this practice, you think of yourself as a part of a circle of energy. One of the best positions to try this is to “spoon” with your partner. Cuddle him or her and rock back and forth, giving and receiving energy from one another. You can start off the process by gazing into each other’s eyes for some time before you begin spooning.

3) Taking Sexual Energy
This was one of the earliest practices of Tantric sex. In this process, one of the partners visualizes and “sucks” the sexual energy of the other during sexual intercourse. It used to be predominantly a male practice for youth and longevity, but nowadays women also practice taking sexual energy. Anal sex is a particularly potent method for a woman to take male sexual energy in order  to awaken her kundalini.

Tantric Orgasm

Tantric philosophy talks about two seemingly different types of orgasm, the physical orgasm and the heart orgasm. At first appearance they may seem contrary to one another, but on closer inspection one complements the other.

Tantric practice encourages us to be in our hearts 24 hours a day. That blissful state can be equated to an orgasmic state of being with “heart energy” transferred to all that we do. In Tantra this is sometimes referred to as the “right hand path,” and some practitioners achieve this state of being through meditation, yoga, compassionate states of mind, mantra chanting, and celibacy.

In the “left hand path,” sexuality is the vehicle one rides to achieve the same state of bliss. Developing a consciousness with orgasm provides a gateway to an ability to attain higher states of consciousness. As in the “right hand path,” the bliss state can then be brought to all aspects of life. You really can “get high with a little help from your friends.”

Full Body Orgasms

Sexologists have identified several forms of orgasm. In women there is the clitoral orgasm, which tends to be localized to the genitals. The vaginal orgasm involves the G-spot and other areas of the vagina. A blended orgasm involves the clitoris and the G-spot. Men’s orgasms tend to be more general, though through Tantric practices the plateau can be extended for long periods of time. Tantra adds another kind of orgasm, the energy orgasm or heart orgasm.

As you go further into this practice you are able to begin to have full body orgasms, or energy orgasms, simply by breathing them, without any physical touch. This powerful energy is then much more available to you in your everyday life, sometimes just by breathing!

When the paths are blended, the possibilities for personal growth expand exponentially, and the duality between the types of orgasms vanishes. Just as breath is of the utmost importance in meditation, it is the consciousness of breathing that can be the tool to a transformational lovemaking experience.

Source: What is tantra? 

13 ways to read body language

Scientists once said that body language accounts for 80% of the message we try to tell others and that what we actually say is only 20%. Body language definitely plays an important role in communication.

Here I have a list of 13  body language and what they generally mean in Western culture. 

Squinting – When people see what they don’t like, feel threatened, or are unhappy, they squint their eyes.

Arched Eyebrows – When we raise our eyebrows, it means we are contemplating what we’re listening to and that we’re mildly intrigued.

Direct Eye Contact – means we’re interested, we’re listening, and that we’re focused on you. It also conveys that we got nothing to hide.

Blinking too much – means we’re nervous or anxious

Hands the Church Steeple – fingertips touching, palms facing apart conveys we’re thinking and that we’re about to make a decision or move.

Arms Akimbo – planting your hands with your thumps backward on your hips and elbows out in a “V” shape displays dominance or authority.

Feet facing directly the other person – It shows that we’re focused on the other person.

Crossed feet (Standing or sitting) – When we cross our feet standing or sitting down, it shows that we’re comfortable or relaxed, but sometimes also defensive.

Leaning Forward – means you’re interested in the other person and want to hear more of what they say.

Tilting the head and smiling – means flirting or being playful

Mirroring – Mirroring someone’s body language means they’re interested in you and trying to build rapport.

Arms Crossed – reserved, uncomfortable or defensive. Or to display dominance or authority.

Hands on the hips – means they’re impatient or aggressive or tired

Book Select: Games People Play

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Games People Play The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis.

Now I read this book years back. I think I was ahead of my time when I discovered this one. This book broke down why I faced so much confrontation with people in certain positions. Sometimes there are rules to relationships that remain unspoken. Understand the games that people play will help you maneuver in a world filled with pre-assumptions and in between the line messages in everyday interaction.  A great read that will rewire your brain and see through people like a transparent wall. Once you learn this information use your knowledge/powers to protect yourself  not manipulate others BUT the choice is yours.

Available on Amazon  

The Precious Adventure of Lazuli

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A miner’s mine “Maidan” puts an explosive that will be triggered .. The miners must then leave the mine because of the dust and the risk of falling rocks.

Reporting by Philip Poupin For over 6500 years the laborious search for a semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli, never stopped. Among dynamite, sweat, luxury and wars, the history of lapis lazuli over time included the intrusion of the great figures of history.  The Sumerians until the commander Massoud, through Michelangelo and Marie Antoinette all have in common: the search for the precious dark blue. An explosion rips the silence of the mountains of Badakhshan, an arid province of northeastern Afghanistan. Then another, until completing seven outbreaks, each followed by a deafening echo that makes the visitor believe that is in the midst of a relentless combat.

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A truck carrying bags of lapis lazuli, a blue stone exploited for 6500 years in Afghanistan, is heading to the nearest town. Can only be loaded up to half because of bad road.
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Haji Kaka (nickname) is one of the elders of mine Maidan. He no longer works, of course, but still lives in this desolate spot.
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Hamidullah (right) is a police officer in the village of Mine “Maidan”, but is also the wholesaler in Lapis Lazuli. There are varying degrees of Lapis Lazuli, which are distinguished by their blue. This is a quality of first choice.
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Ehsan, prospector of lapis lazuli, a semiprecious blue stone, falls toward the next village with a rock that weighs more than 100 pounds. He will carry her several hours to descend the steep and slippery mountain sides.

I definitely appreciate what some have dedicated their time to. Getting Lapis Lazuli to people like us. Before I found this site I never knew that getting lapis out of the mountains were so much trouble.

Visit to see all the photos and captions by Agenciaolhares

Be Metaphysical: Lessons of Lapis Lazuli

I felt the need to go into some meditation and search for a few answers to questions I have been pondering on. I grabbed 3 of my Lapis Lazuli and 1 quartz pointer.

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Being in a relaxed state of mind and body helps you withdraw from the 5 senses. Once you are able to withdraw from your 5 senses you can begin becoming aware of metaphysical senses and sensations.
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3 Tumbled Lapis Lazuli and a Quartz Pointer aimed at my root chakra

I Sat down in comfortable pose and put two of the lapis in my hip/lap area. I placed  the quartz pointer in between my legs  with a lapis piece in front of it  (picture below)

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Yoga is a great way to prepare your body for relaxation. Being comfortable is key to withdrawing from your physical senses and retaining a conscious state of mind

I began Ujjayi method of breathing as a normally begin most of my meditations.  I took time to cycle through each Chakra using the planetary system. After going through about 5 cycles  I focused on breathe and the darkness of having my eyes closed.            There are a few things I had on my mind the main thing that I will focus on here is visions/3rd eye activity. Randomly more memories of  The Journey I went on came back to me. I totally forgot about the big white house/temple/structure that was at the end of the labyrinth. I feel like there was information inside of the structure.  I also began to fly above the labyrinth because I did not want to be lost… moving on. For those who can relate and have similar experiences feel free to express your knowledge on what you have concluded. For those who are not familiar then just enjoy the read and one day you may be able to relate. Im sharing what I experience and learn in effort to help you on your path to inner-lightnment.

Lesson one: The Basics

So if you concentrate on the darkness (eyes closed) while rhythmic breathing, you may begin to see a light forming . To get an example of what this internal light looks like, look at a light bulb for 5 seconds then close your eyes. You will see a imprint of the bulb when you close your eyes. This is what the light looks like at first. Now continuing with the light bulb effect example in mind imagine if the light you see when you close your eyes begins to collect more light. This will appear as waves in a ocean coming onto the sand. The internal circle of light being the sand and the new waves being more light. The internal light is a circle so the waves appear to be forming into the circle of light.   Its like drawing a circle in the sand and then using your hands to push the surrounding sand  into the circle making it larger then continuing to do this over and over. This is the basic behavior or characteristics of what I believe to be pineal gland activity.  I think identifying  and becoming familiar with these sensations/signs will help people get a full easy understanding of the abilities dormant within.

L1: Yoga,  Breathe awareness, Chakra cycles , Pineal Focus.

Lesson Two: Seeing is Believing 

Ok so I wanted to understand how exactly I was able to perceive and experience places that I have not been to physically leading to wisdom that seems more cosmic than terrestrial. The answer came to me in a simple clear explanation that I will try to translate here. Ok imagine having a sphere able to go anywhere in the world. This sphere can feel/absorb light. The sphere has the ability to see light but does not have  the missing piece to translate the light into mental images similar to the human eye balls.

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Mudras are also a great way to draw lines in the sand of attention. While meditating from time to time try to feel the way your hands are situated. It may not be as easy as you think

Now lets add the pieces of the puzzle together. The sphere is your astral/energy body. The missing piece that can translate light into tangible mental images creating vision… is your pineal gland/third eye.

Have you heard of Astral projection?

L2: Vision Awareness, Experience, Understanding

I just broke down how to leave Earth and experience other planets/beings, now open your eye and go feel/see for yourself.

Lesson Three: Only observe, If you feel uncertain about what you see then do not go forward. The choice to interact and explore ultimately is yours. You may find there are protected places you will not be able to go to as I have learned.

“These places are only a thought away.”

Notes: I used Lapis Lazuli in assistance of Quartz because this combination  brings me  to a state of mind where clear, sharp, efficient, honest  smart thinking happens.

Focusing or looking for the inner light helps the process of it revealing itself. The first time I experienced this  my eyes were closed and it felt as if suddenly I had opened my eyes but my physical eyes were still closed. The feeling was very interesting and I understood what happened because I could feel it which led me to know.  Through practice and meditation the familiarity of these sensations becomes a stepping stone to going deeper within. For a more detailed instructional or advice contact me i’m more than willing to help! 

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