Errrr where did September go?! I have half a dozen unfinished blogs which did not quite make it to the “publish” mark. September is always a busy month, but I suppose I was not quite prepared for how crazy. Now October has arrived, I feel the gentleness of autumn, the coolness in the air, and the calming of September’s busy-ness. Time to relax and reflect…ahhh…
Last month, for me, included attending a wonderful three day workshop in cranio sacral therapy with Ria Feskens, as well as her pineal activation workshop; hosting Yantara Jiro at Spiritual Shanghai, and attending his DNA Vortex Activation course; downloading a new distance healing technique for acupuncture; being reminded of a wonderful channel of information called Sounds True radio if you want to listen to great spiritual music or listen to interviews; becoming clear on a few new projects I will share with you soon; and hearing some new information coming from the oceans and the whales. Wow, busy, yet wonderful month!
In attending the Cranio Sacral workshop, I learned many new techniques for balancing the cerebral and spinal fluid in the body. Apparently science has it wrong when they say that the bones that make up the skull are fused together and do not move – they DO move. And it is important for them to move in order for the cerebral & spinal fluid to travel around the entire body freely. Quite an amazing technique, and one that uses the lightest of touch, yet so powerful.
When lunch time came, and I was the only one who brought my own sandwich while everyone else enjoyed a delicious middle eastern dish that smelled gorgeous, the obvious question came up as to why I was not eating it with them, and simply munching on an uninteresting sandwich.
The reason is, because I do not eat onion or garlic (or anything from that family, eg chives, spring onion, leeks). This is because it completely shuts off my energy system and I cannot give or receive energy or even meditate. I feel completely cut off from the spiritual world if I have any of those, especially garlic. Mmmm you might say – hasn’t that made my life easy living in China!! Well, to be honest, I have managed to avoid garlic most of the time, and places like Vegetarian Lifestyle, (a Daoist Buddhist veggie restaurant with quite a few locations around Shanghai), who do not cook with garlic or onion for this very reason, has made my life a lot easier.
There’s plenty of documentation about this, and most Doaist Buddhists will avoid garlic and onions, as it’s known to imbalance the body’s energy fields. So much so that it is impossible to meditate and have a connection with a higher worlds.
When I first heard of this, I did not believe it. I used to eat garlic all the time – my favourite dish being chicken kiev! So my teacher told me to try it out for myself, not to take his word for it. He said “give up garlic & onions (leeks, spring onions, chives too), for two weeks, and see if you notice any difference. Now this is no easy task for the untrained eye, as you will find garlic in so many unsuspecting place, like sauces, flavourings, crisps, cheese dips, hummus, grilled vegetables in sandwich fillings…. So watch out for those. For two weeks, no garlic must be consumed whatsoever, and after those two weeks, when you eat garlic again, wow will you notice it. And then try to meditate afterwards (even a day later), and I am sure you will notice a difference. Or rather, you will notice a difference in your meditation practice when you AVOID garlic.
Garlic is a natural pesticide so when it is put on plants in the garden, no animal will go near it (a sign??). The spiritual reason for garlic on this planet is to absorb all the negativity and anger from the earth. It has manifested as a pungent, strong root “vegetable” so as to put animals off eating it. Yet, here we are eating it in almost everything!
So when we ingest it, we are absorbing all that negativity and anger into our cells and energetic field, hence creating a huge negative energy hit for our systems, cutting us off from our alignment. I do believe some people’s bodies have adapted to eating and managing with garlic in their system, but I do think that it would be a lot easier on the body if garlic was not ingested.
I know people eat garlic as a natural antibiotic, but it kills good and bad bacteria (naturopaths know this).
Here are a few interesting sites about this. You can find more on google as this is a well known fact among the Doaists.
I would highly recommend you read at least the first link:
But don’t take my word for it – try it for yourself and let me know if you feel a difference. I, for one, am so grateful I know this information as I feel so much better, but everyone is different.
I’d love to hear your comments on this!