PAIN AND OTHER THINGS LIKE AGING AND FOOD ABUSE
BY LEONARD D. ORR
In the morning after my bath I usually lie down to do some exercises. When I lie flat on my back and relax I notice intense pain in my upper middle back. If I take 5 or 10 deep breaths, the pain totally disappears. I have been noticing this for at least 2 months, every day. Then unless I have some lower back pain that gets my attention, I only feel pain when I sit down or rise again to stand or move in a certain way that enables me to feel it.
After dissolving this pain in my back, it sometimes moves around to the front and down into my solar plexus. In my solar plexus it would more accurately be called an energy concentration. It is not pain there, but just a noticeable bunch of energy – tension.
I am for the past year been in another layer of aging, quite different from the one I experienced for 5 years from 1988 to 93, when I became a senility graduate. The definitions I formed during that time still apply. One of them is an opportunity to heal everything we haven’t healed yet. It takes lots of self-healing skills to succeed. It is not a superficial process. This is 2017, 24 years later. In between I had boundless Energy. I am now dealing with a lot of pain and limitation. I can say that old age symptoms are when the body gets in our way. My body still does go along with my mind and goals, but it takes conscious effort and sometimes more planning than before.
What we call aging is just memories – old stuck memories in the mind or body. Having leisure allows them to surface. It is amazing how these memories can take over my mind and body. The memories may not have content or pictures, they are feelings or more accurately feeling states that take over both mind and body.
The good news is that simple appropriate exercises bring the body back into its ability to float again as an effortless vehicle of the mind and Spirit. Now I am in transition. Today I noticed on my walk that my body was resisting. I noticed that I was actually processing the feeling to roll over in my bed and go back to sleep when I was walking. This feeling dominated my mind and body while I was walking.
There is a balance between sinking into unconsciousness and sleep and staying in present time and doing some pleasurable activity to keep us awake. Often when I am taken over by unconsciousness, instead of sleeping, I sometimes go into nature and have a big fire. Sometimes making a big fire is more difficult because of the extreme unconsciousness, but the flames always lighten it and often remove it totally. I will now use walking to dissolve unconsciousness more often. I have a whole new conscious relationship to walking.
I realized in a unique way that I have been so trapped by these memories that I didn’t even notice how I had sacrificed my normal and habitual programs of physical body exercises sometime in the last 2 years. What is amazing is that these infancy patterns and memories took over so subtly that I didn’t even notice it. Now I am paying the price of neglecting those exercises for a year with lots more pain and disability than I need to have. I am to a certain extent a victim of my unconscious neglect of normal physical activity including hikes and pleasurable walks. Cars and computers are killing people earlier because of sitting too much. The statistics are in the news about how sitting shortens people’s life expectancy. I didn’t even realize how much I was becoming a victim until now.
My physical movement with getting sticks for my fires has been my chief savior with movement during the last year and has forced me to at least get some physical exercise. My love of fire purification has helped to save me. Walking of course, is Earth purification. I realized on my walk that I have never met an immortal yogi who owned a car. Immortal yogis walked for thousands of miles and for centuries. This is a new idea for us. Choosing walking as a means of transportation is a new idea. At some point most immortals learned how to travel outside of the body – astral-projection. Many also learned how to take the body with them and fly through the sky as well as teleportation. It is often mentioned in the Scriptures, including with the Angel of the Lord in the Bible.
After we heal our emotional mind, we have to have something to do to keep ourselves entertained. But it would be interesting to know how many yogis died because they spent too much time sitting in the lotus position without balancing it with exercise. Some immortal Taoist refer to this when they comment that many Taoist don’t make it because they discount the physical and the value of physical culture including exercise. It seems valuable to learn balance in everything. We have to master each of the 3 worlds.
Now I am fully involved in healing various primal memories that are stuck in my body and are producing pain every day. Walking has become an essential part of this healing process. This week with nothing to do but notice my body and my healing process has been very valuable. My hostesses in Delhi take such good care of all my basic needs, that I have all kinds of extra space to face myself. I am staying with Chitra and her family.
It is only this week when I have a free week in India with nothing to do that I noticed that I also have this intense upper middle back pain in the evening after my bath also when I lie flat on my back. In fact, I noticed this week that anytime during the day if I lie down on my back I have to breathe away this intense pain. I wonder when it will not keep coming back?
I also realized this week that this pain which is related to learning how to walk as an infant, can be healed by walking. Each day that I take time to go for a simple walk, amazing changes occur in my mind and body. I have been psycho-analysing myself for a year with this back pain. It is a major symptom of aging research. The best aging research is in our own body. Consciously watching and learning from our own mind and body. Aging symptoms are basically infancy memories that are stuck in the body – body memories that take over the mind and the body. Pain in infancy suppressed in the mind and body are responsible for the way old people look and act. Healing aging focuses on healing these memories – mind and body memories. Regression is the cure for suppression.
We have to move these memories and free our mind and body. Unfortunately, most people have a belief system about their aging traits and believe that they mean it is time to die. I can tell you that the pain that I am living with, both physical and mental feels like a good reason to die. There is the feeling that takes over regularly that dying is the only way to get rid of the pain. This feeling has strength when the pain doesn’t seem to move for weeks, regardless of what I do. When it does move, I wonder what the big deal was.
The beauty of the breath is that it enables us to relax into these memories and relax out of these memories. With some memories, it is not instantaneous, it can take months or even years. Aging can be cured naturally, if we are willing to learn enough about self-healing and spiritual purification. Going into some memories is not that easy. Coming out of them completely is less easy. It can take months or years. Most people die with them. Healing aging is pioneering work. It is rarely done, except by immortals. It is amazing to find so many passages in the Shiva Purana in which healing death and aging is what is expected of us by God. I will do a whole newsletter with these passages. They are amazing and beautiful.
On one morning walk this week I felt so free and light that it felt like my feet were floating from one step to the next. Volume three of the Shiva Purana that I just wrote about for my newsletter, in the last chapter promises that we can fly through the air when we master our Divine Nature. But, just a week ago, walking was such an effort I had to concentrate fully to step out of feeling like an old man. What a difference in a week!
This morning I felt like I could walk forever. My energy was boundless. I decided to take another walk before lunch. I noticed several things: I noticed that walking empowers the breath the same way that fire does, but usually takes a little longer. Fire usually empowers my breathing in a few seconds. Walking takes 5 minutes, more or less. I also noticed how frozen my hips are. It took another 5 minutes to get my hips swinging normally. I have often wondered if women who have naturally swinging hips are more sexual that women with frozen hips. It seems logical, but I have never seen a study done on this question. Maybe the same is true of men. I also noticed how walking aids my digestion. It might be good to walk before and after meals. In my memory somewhere is the idea that we should rest for at least a half hour after meals before exercise. I wonder who started that idea?
My walks go back and forth from flying to drudgery. Memories cause the problems and give us pain. Intuition, affirmations or mantras, creativity, and appropriate action eliminates the problems. Each day I can feel improvement and release. So far, the problem returns in the morning, but it is getting less.
When we are regressing into emotional memories. Don’t worship regression. If we were able to regress totally into infancy we would become a fetus and eventually a one celled organism. Spiritual liberation while living involves healing the emotional mind. The emotional mind is composed of our memories stuck in the body. The game for the body is the great game of creation. It always has been and always will be. Mastering the body is the game. This comes through listening and learning from the Divine Wisdom built into our marvelous body. The body is constructed by Intelligent Energy or what we call Nature. Emotional memories obstruct and restrict our Intelligent Energy from expressing its full perfection. Are you willing to go for total perfection as a Divine Human Being?
Healing senility and old age is part of the game. The basic healing course in senility for me was a full time job for 5 years from 1988 to 93. In 1993, I became a senility graduate. Since then I had a brief post graduate course ten years later for a few months. Now for the last year it has been almost a full time job again for the past 10 months with karma from past lives thrown into the process. Healing ourselves is not a superficial process. It may be something for advanced and courageous souls. It is spiritual work and healing that may involve pain and temporary disability. It can be temporary insanity and physical disability and dealing with actual pain, even if it is temporary. Temporary is relative. When we are in it, it can seem or feel eternal. We still have to outlive it.
Outliving it is the ultimate technique, according to Babaji, but the time and success we have with it is determined by our self-healing skills. It takes intelligence, intuition, wisdom, and concrete abilities to shorten the time of mastering or releasing our memories that cause the symptoms or traits of aging.
I have been dealing with the back pain for over a year, more or less. I have had a few days without it many months ago, but now it is more constant and intense. Yet, it seems to bother me mostly in the morning when I get out of bed. Something about sleep seems to regress me into these symptoms of infancy. For more than 80 % of the day I am not bothered at all, except for example when I get into and out of my car. The intensity of course brings me closer to the source of the pain, but when it goes on for over a month without significant improvement it stimulates feelings of defeat. I can see why most people give up and die. Healing old age is still a new idea. Although there are patterns, it is different for every person. Today when I was mowing the lawn – a big one – I felt like giving up and quitting. I realized this was a feeling from early infancy or even during birth. When I took time to work through it, I enjoyed the exercise and the experience of completing the lawn. My whole body and mind felt better for the rest of the day.
Senility and aging is basically reliving infancy consciousness. Memories from infancy and early childhood take over the mind and body and we see that most people are controlled by them until death. Surviving a memory in a year or two may not be such a bad idea, but is not yet common. There is no social encouragement for it, except among young immortals. A young immortal is anyone under 300.
Supermarkets all over the world now have adult diaper sections. Are you willing to face the question: do you have diapers in your future? Healing senility and aging in not yet very popular, even though billions of dollars are now being spent on aging research. Most of it is not very effective because it is based on the physical sciences rather than on mental science and spiritual science. Would you rather die than wear diapers? How many corporation presidents do you know who wear diapers to their office?
What would you do if you had to deal with this symptom for a year or two?
We can go into senility at any age. My second wife Isabelle went into her senility process on and off for about 6 years in her 20’s as a result of living with a senility graduate. We married when she was 24 and were married for 9 years. The same happened with Elvi, my third wife. We married when she was 27. She went into her senility process in her late 20’s and 30’s. It went on making her mostly non-functional for over 6 years. She is now amazing. I love being married to her. We fully appreciate each other.
Obviously, it takes a lot of patience to live with a person who is non-functional for 6 years, but for me I lived through it myself and I know there is no rushing it nor substitute. We tend to have as much patience with others as we have with ourselves.
Living or even working close to a senility graduate tends to make people feel safe enough to go into their senility process automatically at any age. We also have some extreme cases on record of young children looking very old. This is most often caused by the child taking on the aging process of parents or grandparents. There is also a statistic of grandchildren dying the same year as their grandparents. The death urge or aging can skip a generation and attack vulnerable children.
We have no idea what water babies will turn out to be? We have no idea what will happen to teenagers who fully appropriate rebirthing in their teens. They may with a little consciousness be young forever. A few rebirthers have learned how to give sessions to infants. I personally wiped out the birth trauma of my son by giving him 20 sessions within 2 months after his birth. I have written a lot about this if you are interested? I can see him succumbing to emotional energy pollution of his environment now as a teenager because he doesn’t practice spiritual purification consciously, but the virtue of his primal gifts seem to sustain him. The benefits of early primal gifts are not yet fully studied.
Conscious and home births became somewhat popular a few decades ago and some parents did a good job without giving their children too much disapproval. We are seeing some of these somewhat enlightened children becoming very healthy and good looking senior citizens. They don’t look like the typical victims of senility and aging. They have many good and healthy habits, in some cases being vegetarians since childhood.
For decades I have had the discipline of taking a walk every morning after my bath and before breakfast. I have written about this discipline before through the years and recommend it to everyone. What I realized this week is that somehow my infancy stuff that has been coming up for at least a year or two and has totally blocked out this simple discipline. I didn’t even notice that it was gone until this week. I feel like I am learning to walk again without the pain, as I listen to my body while walking. Conscious walking is eradicating my pain systematically, but it is not as fast as I would like it to be. It is taking a few months.
I recently also noticed that the 2 alternate breathing exercises that I have done every morning for decades also disappeared about a year ago and I didn’t even notice. Spontaneous regression is amazing. Today I also noticed that the year that I have been dealing with this pain seems so long that I may miss it when it is gone, it has become my normal. It has been bothering me somewhat for over a year, but intensely for about 2 months. What will I do every morning when it is gone??? It has been a major focus at the beginning of every day for over 2 months. It has been controlling the way I get to my feet every day. I guess I can go walking and do mantras with the extra time and concentration when it is gone. But now this pain structures my days.
We didn’t notice that when we were learning to walk as infants that we were learning to walk through force and imitation rather than intuition. We were learning too often to violate the forces of gravity in the way we moved our bodies. I now realize how much pain was implanted in my body while I was learning to walk and using my body without intuition in infancy and since. The way most of us walk and move our body puts too much stress and pain into our muscles. We do this unconsciously our whole lives. We have to consciously learn to move with gravity instead of against gravity. We may be totally out of touch with how to move our body in harmony with gravity.
The only reason we have pain in old age is because we put it there with unconscious movement. But who do you know that is aware of how much pain a baby can experience and collect. I have been totally unconscious of my infancy pain until now – over 70 years later.
I have been so taken over by my infancy memories that I forgot to do my daily walk this last year or two. I don’t even remember when I stopped, exactly.
The good news I realized this week is by intentionally taking a break every hour from my computer or whatever I am doing to simply walk and stay conscious in my body and breathing, I heal all kinds of deep body and mind stuff. I have had less pain and more energy in the last few days of intentionally walking than I have had in over ten months. Just walking is healing deep infancy memories. Just a month ago, I remember almost passing out when I tried to walk freely. The resistance to moving was amazing. I now have much less resistance to movement of all kinds. It was a conscious choice that I had to make a few months ago. I made it also a year ago, but that choice to enjoy movement didn’t work. I had to do a lot of healing and regression and releasing these early infancy memories to feel the joy of movement. I can still feel resistance when I run into the pain in my back. That pain is more conscious and less controlling. I feel a percentage of it gone every week. It is amazing how long it can take us to heal certain memories. This is now May. For the last few weeks, my regression into feeling memories and states of feeling has been so pervasive that I have had freedom only a few hours per day. This has changed dramatically the last few days. I feel like I am getting my mind and body back. Healing aging is a trip.
This is a whole new dimension of self-healing and self-improvement. Rebirthers are still pioneers.
Revelation! Isn’t it strange that walking would heal our walking trauma from infancy? What a conclusion. Why has it taken me over a year to figure out this conclusion? The stranger answer is that our infancy memories can so completely take over our mind and body that we don’t think of the obvious. I have been so regressed into infancy that my mind has been working like an infant. All I have been interested in is sleeping and eating. I have actually slept more in the last year than any year in decades. I had the pattern of arising before sunrise for about 40 years. I still have the habit most of the time. This past year I have slept through sunrise more than I would like to. Even though it doesn’t feel good after when I get out of bed, turning over in bed and escaping into sleep has been irresistible for much of the last year. Sleeping has felt like my salvation even though I know better. Babaji said, that sleep is death and death is sleep. Knowing this bothered me, but didn’t change my bad habit until now. Infants do a lot of sleeping during their first year or two. I am still working with this infancy tendency.
Today, I felt like lying down and going unconscious instead of going for a walk. My rational mind won the contest. Going to sleep tonight is enough.
We have the cultural belief that sleeping is good for our mental and physical health, but in my case sleep doesn’t seem to be working. The more I sleep the worse I feel. Sleeping makes me more non-functional. Being non-functional longer complicates the problem because I have to deal with loss of work and income. Being unproductive has complications no matter how rich we are. It has a cost on our health and well-being in every department of our lives. When we surrender to unconsciousness and have to face the failure involved, we have more reasons, emotionally, to escape. It is a syndrome.
Now, my bursts of Energy that go on all day this week, make it effortless to get out of bed before sunrise. It has become natural again to do the right thing. My daily walks are a great pleasure. They are a discipline of pleasure and delight. I sometimes take intentional walks 4 or more times per day.
Now when I lie down after my bath and experience this pain in my back I study it carefully. 5 or 10 deep breaths removes it. I can only feel the pain again if I lift my knees to my nose. I work with the pain in this way and the breath a little each day. After lying flat as long as I like, I start my daily exercises. They increase my freedom and pleasure in my body. After breathing away the intense back pain with deep breaths, I do 20 connected breaths with the mantra Aum Namaha Shivaiya with each breath. This moves more healing.
After my exercises, I also do 20 connected breaths with Aum Namaha Shivaiya. Stretching into the pain and breathing it away is a great yoga. It is amazing how powerful 20 connected breaths are. This exercise is so easy and so effective.
Since I have been experiencing boundless energy this week going to the bath before sunrise has felt really good. I trust that this boundless Energy will continue and I will continue my good habits until the back pain is totally obliterated. I will keep you informed. It definitely is decreasing.
I am wondering how the long flight back to Germany will affect me? I am glad I have 4 days to recover before the 9 day training starts. A lot of my above discussion was out of an orderly time sequence. I hope you can figure it out. I mention some of my healing experiences in Europe and at home in other newsletter on other topics.
THE 9 DAY AND 3 WEEK TRAININGS.
I HAVE TROUBLE THINKING OF ANYONE WHO DID MY 9 DAY TRAINING WHO DIDN’T THINK IT WAS THE MOST VALUALBE ADULT EDUCATION EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE ON THE PLANET.
IN SPITE OF THIS, MOST PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED BETWEEN THEORY AND REALITY. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE THIS TRAINING ONCE PER YEAR ARE LESS CONFUSED ABOUT THE GAP BETWEEN THEORY AND REALITY.
ONE WAY TO THINK ABOUT THE 3 WEEK TRAINING IS THAT IT IS 3 9 DAY TRAININGS. EVERYONE WHO WAS IN THE SECOND AND THIRD WEEKS WONDERED HOW THEY COULD HAVE MISSED SO MUCH DURING THE FIRST WEEK. EACH WEEK I ADJUST THE INFORMATION TO YOUR PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS.
I REALIZE THAT THE 3 WEEK TRAINING IS AS VALUABLE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS EVEN IN THEIR 30’S AND 40’S AS IT IS FOR PEOPLE TAKING IT FOR A NEW SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN REBIRHTING BREATHWORK, THE SELF IMPROVEMENT BUSINESS, OR THE ADULT EDUCATION BUSINESS, WHICH EVER YOU LIKE TO CALL IT. MY MONEY – PROSPERITY MATERIAL HAS INSPIRED OVER 100,000 PEOPLE TO BECOME SELF-EMPLOYED IN ALL KINDS OF ENDEVOURS, INCLUDING THE FINE ARTS, ACTING, ETC.
I KEEP LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED MORE IN AGING RESEARCH THAN I. SO FAR I HAVE ONLY FOUND IT IN ACTUAL IMMORTALS. HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW WHO HAS ATUALLY MET ONE? I SHARE AS MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION IN ALL AREAS AS I CAN DURING EACH WEEK OF THE TRAININGS. You will receive as much as you can hold.
LOOK AT THE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY ME, EVEN THOUGH THEY THINK THEY ARE DIFFERENT AND BETTER THAN ME. I SEEM TO HAVE A STYLE THAT MAKES IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO THINK THAY CAN DO IT BETTER THAN I. I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BE BETTER THAN ME. THIS IS ONE SIGN OF A GOOD TEACHER. WHEN PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE DIFFERENT AND BETTER, IT IS SOMETIMES GOOD FOR THEIR SELF-ESTEEM.
SOME VERY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE HAVE REPEATED THE 9 DAY OR THE 3 WEEK TRAININGS OVER DOZENS OR EVEN HUNDREDS OF TIMES AND ARE AMAZED EVERYTIME HOW MUCH THEY LEARN EACH TIME. YOU DON’T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE TO REPEAT THIS 9 DAY TRAINING. NATURALLY, I ENJOY THE ADVANCED STUDENTS MORE THAN OTHERS. WE HAVE A GREAT TIME LEARNING TOGETHER.
THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN GOOD INFORMATION INFUSED WITH ENERGY. EACH TIME YOU REPEAT THIS TRAINING, IT WILL BE FILLED WITH PLEASANT SURPRISES.
ENERGY INFUSED WITH INFORMATION IS THE BASIC CREATIVE FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE.
For the past 3 months, I have been noticing and consciously controlling my food abuse. This is very important for all of us. People who don’t think they have food abuse are usually total victims.
The basic law of death is: if you eat like your parents, you will die like your parents. Isn’t it interesting that we all feel like we somehow will be exceptions to the rule. We feel that Life or God won’t kill us if we break the rules, even though It or He or She kills everyone else who breaks the diet rules that are known to cause disease, unconsciousness, and death. It is also true that if you smoke like your parents, you will die like your parents. Some people are afraid to quit because they are afraid to face the consequences, but it is obvious that the more we do a bad habit, the worse the consequences will be.
In 2011, I realized I was doomed if I didn’t change my eating habits, even though I had been a strict vegetarian for over 35 years. In 2011, I decided to eat only 2 meals per day and fast 2 days per week at least. This decision has served me very well for the last 6 years, but this year I still noticed how many patterns of food abuse I still have. It is amazing how often I think of eating something. It may be good for me nutritionally, but it may not be so good for my body or my mind and Spirit.
My food abuse centers around something crunchy or sweet. When I feel this craving or fantasy, I tend to satisfy it until my body hurts. I don’t know when to stop. I keep eating my comfort foods until my stomach or other part of my body feels too uncomfortable to continue. This my emotional mind calls satisfaction. But objectively it is abuse. Right now I am tempted to reach for my pumpkin seeds or perfect dates, even though I overdosed on both a few hours ago. The desire is so intense I can feel the discomfort in my body even though I resisted. The discomfort is still there from my earlier indulgence, but the theoretical comfort of desire is also there. So I will say no to myself until tomorrow when I can enjoy them again without abuse or guilt or discomfort.
Self-control actually feels good. It can feel better than indulgence.
How did I kill myself the last hundred times? This is a fascinating question. Usually it was food abuse. Mastering our food abuse is an art and a science that takes lots of practice. I am studying how much of each food I eat is enough, objectively. Objectively, it doesn’t take much to feed the body enough for perfect health. Our concepts are usually totally subjective and produce systematic death, even if we think we have a good diet. Eating ourselves to death is the rule. Currently, over 99% of the people on the planet are victims of food abuse. There are signs of change. Mac Donald’s has closed thousands of stores. In India this week a yogi got elected as a state governor and closed many slaughter houses.
It is no secret that more people die from eating than from starvation. What is overeating for you?
India still has a few states in which serving dead animals in restaurants is illegal. I have never heard of these laws being enforced. But restaurants who serve dead animals advertise as non-veg. It is totally opposite from the Western countries where you can starve to death in many cities or towns if you are a vegetarian. In many countries, a vegetarian restaurant is very difficult to find, even if they exist at all. In NYC there several excellent raw food restaurants. I am going to one this Sunday.
Diet doesn’t have all the answers, because even breatharians die. Food is not the total enemy of Life. Becoming objective and studying actual cause and effect relationships in our own body leads us to truth in this matter. We have to learn balance in all things. We can easily deceive ourselves based on our belief systems or gross unconsciousness around food. I am experimenting with less and less food. I have had great control on this trip to Europe and India. I was doing good before I left home. I do better and eat more consciously every week. But this week I was shocked how much I was thinking about food.
Learning to say NO to ourselves is one of the greatest abilities! It is amazing how many times I had to say no to myself. I wasn’t hungry. It was just habit acting on its own. It was memories of prior eating pleasures and tastes taking over my mind.
After meeting Babaji in the 1970’s, I did so much fasting for several years that I just got weak and skinny one year. I realized I wasn’t ready to be a breatharian yet. I realized I had to learn more about nutrition and learn good eating habits. Now is 30 years later. I am getting closer, but I still require lots of practice. I think it is a good goal for us to be able to fast without food or water for at least 40 days like Jesus, Moses, and Elijah, and other immortals did. When we accomplish this, we will have more freedom as well as power. Power also may not be a good thing.
It is good to remember that truth, simplicity, and love is the supreme religion. Our mastery and power has to be a function of these virtues in balance.
Saying no to food and drink fantasies is a very big deal. Let’s face it. The question is whether the fantasy is for our health or whether it is just a memory controlling us? It doesn’t take a lot of conscious intelligence to know the difference.
Food abuse is perhaps the biggest killer, but food abuse and death are also a function of EEP.
My next newsletter will discuss the one meal per day practice recommended by Babaji. It has an actual Scripture that Babaji wrote 1000 years ago that is precious, if quite advanced.
Truth, Simplicity, and Love,
Leonard D. Orr
Hola Leonard soy Neido acabó de recibir este gran artículo justo en momento adecuado estoy de acuerdo contigo en muchas de las cosas que dice, quiero escribir una experiencia que me está sucediendo con la comida y el ejercicios y su relación con la vejez, Aunque tengo un concepto que estoy utilizando y se llama divertido.un saludo te tengo presente en mi vida.
Dear Leonard, reading your newsletters is very interesting. Although I am not into anything except Babaji’s kriya yoga, i struggle day to day on the very subjects you talk about. There is hardly anyone in normal life that one can discuss these things with. So thank you for all your experiences that you share. It helps me realize that one has to bring amazing patience and faith into the yoga practice, and to continue in spite of constant upheaval and changes in life. One hopes that with time all will be well!
Thank you Leonard for sharing your experiences. The information is very valuable, and will greatly improve the quality of people’s lives if they follow what you do.
So valuable and timely. I especially appreciate the portion on walking as I’ve taken this on as my number 1 priority for daily exercise. Own a motorbike here, which I use sparingly every 2-3 days, and NO car. My wallet appreciates that too. 70 trips around the sun for me, but I’m very consciously walking (and sitting up, standing, moving etc) like I’m a 40 yr. old….that swagger I had then when my 1st wife was pregnant with our 1st son….and sometimes like an early 20’s macho guy, altho in moderation!
Dropping myself into this vietnamese culture 8 yrs ago, does wonders for food consciousness….forced reassessment of the gamut of choices. And, being bombarded with a new language does wonders for the brain, no doubt.
Thanks for this new info Leonard!
Om namaha shivaya
Thank you Leonard.
“I have often wondered if women who have naturally swinging hips are more sexual that women with frozen hips.”
As a woman, I can share my own experience that when I have had wonderful sexual experiences and been fully “opened” by them that my hips do move far more freely than at other times. It’s not me trying to swing my hips, they just naturally move that way after embodied sex. It’s more than that though, because all of my body moves differently, in a very flowing way. Which also causes me to attract more attention (not seeking it, not from acting “sexy” either – there is something else that radiates from me).
I love and appreciate everything you share. Resonates with me fully.
Always good to hear from you Leonard, my personal track right now is dealing w/ the feeling of imminent death, even though i have no known death inducing current problems. Something I’m working on, or as Don Juan Mateue would say, my “Death is stalking me.”
Fasting is generally not good for the mind/body as one gets older. The reason: Fasting severely aggravates Vata dosha (air element). And aging itself aggravates Vata. Air is drying. Notice how old people tend to literally dry up. This is Vata.
So combining getting older with fasting is going to aggravate Vata even more. You are, in essence, speeding up the aging process. As the air element moves out of balance we tend to feel weak. And we tend to experience pain that moves to different parts of the body. One of the qualities of air is that it is light and it tends to move around. So as Vata gets aggravated we tend to feel spacey and we experience various pains that float to different parts of the body. Combine fasting, with aging, and then add breathing exercises (again air) along with a vegetarian diet (which tends to be light) and you are going to develop some serious Vata imbalances. And this seems to be what you’re dealing with from your above description. If you just did one thing I would say stop fasting and develop a more positive, life affirming, attitude toward food.