Kulasingham writes: Last year
I encountered the Festival of Life for the first time.
For me - your average salad muncher - it was a two day
condensed spectacular paradise exhibiting everything raw,
animal free, and important for well being and health.
There was an alternative raw equivalent
available for most standard diets and needs. I was
delighted to discover raw oat cheese cake, soaked flaxseed,
dehydrated crackers, and raw chocolate - without the sugar
and dairy that you find in the normal stuff and instead
filled with healthy superfoods. Another find was Kombucha,
which is a fermented secretion from an amoeba with similar
natural effects as alcohol and also aids digestion, and
also fresh Durian with its creamy custard texture and
interesting distinctive smell!
Food is the fuel that drives most human beings and what
we put in affects all our decisions and motivations which
ultimately affects the world. By filling our guts
with chemicals, pesticides, genetically modified anything,
hormones, bad karma from upset animals, cooked dead anything;
we are endangering ourselves and our environment because
of our lack of sensitivity. By making the transition into
living food I have found myself to have more energy and
insight on how to improve myself on so many different
levels - and have more awareness of my surroundings. It's
amazing how much of our internal bodily reactions affect
our mind-state. Maybe road rage is actually about someone
having indigestion from a greasy cheese burger?!
We should maybe be healing and cleaning
out ourselves before we make any endeavours to heal and
save the planet. Festivals such as Festival Of Life should
be appreciated for concerning themselves with these deep
issues and their focus on the roots of most problems: