Enlightenment is a biological process. Cross-examination of ancient systems such as Hatha Yoga, Chi Kung and a host of others reveal underlying physiological truths: By the cultivation of breath-energy and intentional circulation of electricity through the body, we regulate the flow of our natural biochemistry, channeling nutrition, hormones and vitality to every cell of the body like the veins of a leaf. Through right diet, posture, breath, and exercise, human beings can awaken the inner fountain of longevity, and even the heightened sensory perception of great spiritual masters.
Presented with the image of these masters, we might then ask what spiritual potential we hold within ourselves? People have been achieving states of Illumination or Enlightenment for thousands of years, identified by traits such as a radiant aura, the ability to heal through touch, and a universal message of peace. Sometimes stepping forward to become great teachers, they grant us a glimpse of the blissful, primordial Awareness that lay within us all. Though their teachings may become distorted, unifying wisdoms such as the Golden Rule ring through the lineage of masters. In this age of globalization and ecological crisis, may we foster understanding across spiritual traditions, creating a synthesis of the great teachings to coax the latent potentials of the human being to full emergence.
Being relaxed is a cross-cultural attribute of enlightenment. When the body is tense, blood vessels constrict, and circulation is hindered. When the body is relaxed by physical practice and deep meditation, the energies of the body can cycle freely. It is in this relaxed state that electricity can be made to flow from the intestinal battery coil of the lower dantien, through the chakras (neuro-endrocine plexuses) to untapped centers in the brain. This results in a process of transformation with profound effects on every facet life, including enhanced creativity & strength, and decreased need for sleep.
One of the most foundational practices we can adopt in support of these enlightened states of mind is to energize the body with proper diet. Many blockages and chronic illnesses in the body can be swiftly cleared by drinking organic fruit and vegetable juice as the main dietary staple. Public awareness of the cancer & diabetes-reversing effect of a plant-based diet is growing rapidly:
Forks over Knives - official documentary trailer, 2 min (full movie can be viewed on netflix). Hear the science of how a plant-based diet can reverse chronic diseases without expensive pharmaceuticals. Interviews include recovered patients, researchers who study Chinese cancer rates, firefighters and a vegan mixed-martial arts champion.
The Gerson Institute - official site at gerson.org. A wealth of resources and successful case studies on how to cure the majority of diseases through diet.
Dying to have Known - full documentary, 1 hr 20 min: This film is about Gerson Therapy. It features many interviews with patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy’s efficacy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and presents the hard scientific evidence to back up their claims.
Let us live in alliance with plant-life. By cultivating the outer landscape to yield produce that is full of life-force, we help to cultivate a vital inner landscape for our bodies, which in turn creates the platform for experiences of Cosmic Consciousness. As blood circulates through the microcosm of the body, may we circulate the knowledge of health through the macrocosm of society, and thus engineer a mass revolution in consciousness.