I will be getting my camera cord up to speed soon to provide some original pictures for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, nice picture of the Chugach Mountains in Alaska, (courtesy of David Whitten), eh?
Yesterday I partook in the BBB test (Bio-Brain-Balance Test) to determine one’s metabolic/autonomic constitution and therefore optimum dietary pattern. It involves eating specific foods and administering a venipuncture blood draw once every two hours, for a total of four blood draws.
The first draw happened about 9am in the morning, after fasting for the previous 13 hours or so. The nurse had quite the hassle trying to find a vein she could actually use on me, she exclaimed that I had some of the smallest veins she’d ever seen.
Two hours later, my blood was drawn again (to see the difference after the apples). Right after this second draw, I drank a big glass of water with two tablespoons of spirulina (protein).
Two hours later, third blood draw.
Right after that was a bowl of plain lettuce, sprouts cucumbers and tomatoes with nothing else – no salt, fat, or dressing. This is the ‘carbohydrate’ portion.
Two hours later, last blood draw.
I actually don’t know my type yet because I have to wait for our lovely Dr. Ross to return from her vacation to meet with her and have her loveliness decipher my test results.
I observed how interesting it was that when I ate the apples (which, I don’t think I’ve had a whole piece of fruit since my juice feast), I felt really energized right away but then shortly thereafter I felt really, really ungrounded and couldn’t focus very well.
The minute I downed the spirulina drink I felt like I was totally back to center and grounded – It was sort of relieving, actually.
On another note…
I realized today that the last time I watched TV was sometime in fall 2005.
I’d never been a big TV watcher anyways, but it’s so interesting that it just simply is not part of my life and I don’t even think about it. It’s also extraordinary that I haven’t watched it anywhere else – many, most probably, of the people in this community do not have TV either.
I do watch movies still, but I have less and less attraction to them – these days it takes much, much more to impress me as far as movies go.
I’m more and more convicted that I simply won’t choose activities with my time that are contrary to my primary focus in life, which is also becoming more refined and convicted. In this case, I’m referring to watching films that do not support me.
And it’s funny, because I rarely feel annoyed by things, but I’ve observed perhaps the biggest annoyance I feel these days are when I feel I’ve wasted my time on a film.
In fact, if I see a movie, or even part of a movie, that causes me to feel some discord within myself, I have to immediately set to do something to return myself to where I was before the movie. I literally can’t stand to do anything else until I feel great again.
I’ve thought a lot about this change in my sensitivity, which is really quite substantial. I used to be able to watch pretty much anything and not think about it, and as soon as the movie was over, the entire film, images and feelings associated were gone.
It’s often that I turn down movies others say are amazing, and often that I don’t finish movies I’ve started.
There are some amazing, amazing movies out there and how I LOVE watching movies that make me feel good. Movies, like books, can open up whole new concepts and worlds to us, inspire us and motivate us. I love those movies, and my conviction to watch only those kinds of movies is ever becoming stronger.
I view my energetic field as more sacred – I recognize that we are always absorbing information and vibration from everything we are exposed. Everything is a form of nutrition – we intake, on some level, everything we see, hear, smell, feel, and experience. All of this is a choice for what we are choosing to feed ourselves.
I feed my body the best food ever, why wouldn’t I feed myself the best ever stuff in every other way? Why would I choose to feed it violence, or malice, or betrayal, or anything else I don’t choose for myself?
Our subconscious doesn’t really have any defense, and maybe that’s what I’m feeling. While our minds can rationalize ‘This is just a movie,’ or whatever, there is a more subtle, sensitive part of us that is totally permeable. We take everything into our field and it continues to resonate there.
I also have grown into viewing my time as more sacred than I ever have before – a incredible gift that I want to accept and, with immense gratitude, utilize as an opportunity for creation. I want the gift of my time for only those activities that elevate myself and others, help me to grow and express more of myself, live harmoniously and intentionally, and be of use for my friends, family and the world.
So in case you’re wondering, I won’t be seeing Rambo.