The following excerpt speaks to me on another level beyond the actual food. I have experience with vibrational alternative healing (I'm a Healing Touch Practitioner, as well as massage therapist). Knowing that all that exists was created in spirit before manifesting as what we see, also adds a level of relationship with the raw foods.
And as a reward for reading and pondering, enjoy the recipe for the pate' the Camp Purple punks enjoyed with a plate of veggies!
"A 100% raw food diet is the best as long as daily meditation and education is taking place and the body is freely and simply moving into this space. I have seen people who, as time passes, have a harder time staying 100% because they are lacking in those 2 desperately needed things.
(Note: it is NOT necessary to attain 100% raw to gain the benefits and blessings...something to allow your body and conscious to gently come to as a journey, if you aren't ready to jump in with both feet!)
By educating and meditating, we are able to understand our bodies better and utilize our inner spiritual power to bring about success in the changes we feel we need to achieve. Understanding the way the body works and striving to listen to ourselves and inner knowing, we will then feel successful as a 100% raw or living foodist.
In order to reach these goals, we must first understand that reaching this place goes much further than just food. Emotional and spiritual changes must also take place to stay on this path. Raising the vibration of one aspect of the body creates vibrational change within all aspects of the body.
When the body takes on the healing process as a WHOLE, becoming a 100% raw foodist is then the most natural and smooth transition possible. Learning to take the needed time and by being gentle with ourselves, these changes will seem easy and fulfilling. We will then feel at peace with all our choices regarding our inner health."
The bold notes are mine, to remind me where I personally need to focus.
SUNFLOWER PATE' (thanks, Raw Lou Lou!)
Process 'til chunky or smooth as desired:
1 c. sunflower seeds (soaked overnight or at least several hours)
1 T. Braggs Liquid Aminos (or worchestershire sauce)
5 sundried tomatoes (I like the sliced ones, bagged and ready to eat - look in the produce area)
1 tsp dulse (opt - I didn't have any, and it was still delish!)
Serve with crackers or sliced veggies, or spread on romaine leaves topped with sliced/chopped veggies as a roll-up - use your imagination.
Keeps 3-4 days in fridge, if it lasts that long...