Dave and Dan are awesome people. I've followed their channel on YT for some time. I love their message!
I'm not 100% sure, but I do think that Dave went to the Tree of Life retreat to be with Dr Cousens as well as studying the books?
If anyone has Diabetes - I or II (or any chronic dis-ease)- I highly recommend you watch the DVD "Simply Raw - Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days" - This features Dr Cousens Tree of Life retreat, working with 6 Diabetic patients. The results are amazing and a true testimony to raw living.
It will give you enormous hope!
What you will also see in that DVD is that healing is an inside job ... it's not all about the food, it's an emotional journey too. You will have to face your fears and work with them .... and if you are prepared to, you will come out the other end not only dis-ease free, but a stronger, happier and more balanced person.
Edit: This is Dr Cousens Tree of Life retreat centre: http://www.treeoflife.nu/
That's a lot of good information you're sharing KS - very good of you. I hope plenty who come to Curezone will read your threads and appreciate your sharing.
I am not overweight or diabetic .. or suffering from anything, but I do advocate the raw/living foods diet for health. For me, it works hand in hand with emotional health - it makes everything very clear.
My little suggestion is - do not be motivated by fear - be motivated for love of yourself. I think that's where the healing really takes place, when you spend time to honour your beautiful self and realise how much you deserve to live happily in a good feeling body. Healing is really about self nurturing - giving ourselves the best so we can eventually serve others.
As to stevia ... haha, yes, it's horrid stuff! However, I did have some "wisdom" brand stevia which didn't have much aftertaste. You can buy it from iherb.com: http://www.iherb.com/Wisdom-Naturals-Stevia - I bought the liquid stuff in vanilla creme and English toffee. It's not perfect, but not bad either - and you only need 3 drops in a cup of herbal tea to add sweetness.
Another sweetener that is fantastic is Lakanto: http://www.bodyecologydiet.com/no-calorie-lakanto-sweetener.php which any diabetic can take and is absolutely great stuff. It's recommended on the Body Ecology diet which is for Candida. But you can buy it way cheaper in the form of Lo Han: http://www.iherb.com/Lo-Han and this stuff tastes just like sugar (for REAL!) and happens to be a fruit sugar. Do some research on these, and i think you'll find them helpful.
Good luck with your juice fast! Although I do prefer to call it a juice feast -) Feasting is a time to celebrate YOU! So the word feast does conjure up some wonderful aspirations.
I'm just finishing a 10 day juice feast myself, it's been fantastic and I think I could easily go on and on ... but I don't have any weight to lose, so I won't continue, as I need some fats and seeds and stuff to balance me out.
By the way, I also like the BarleyMax that Dave was using for juice fasting - it's yummy!
I know you're going to get there - stay focused on how wonderful you already are.
Heart to heart blessings.
First of all, I want to applaud you for your courage and honesty. Thank you also for your PMs to me. You are incredible, I really mean that.
Do I think there is hope for someone like you? YES!! YES!! YES!!
Diabetes is actually very easy to heal. I don't mean to say this lightly ... but I have seen it many times over and over again ... and as long as the person truly desires to release what is at the root of any dis-ease then everything is reversable. I have a feeling that you already understand this - that your thoughts and emotions have ultimately given you a lifestyle which attracts the label "Diabetic".
Diabetes is a symptom of the learned thoughts that lead to disabling emotions, that in turn lead you to act out (eat) in a certain way. The body is a wonderful vehicle to manifest symptoms to realise consciously what we are doing energetically (via our thinking and emotions). What we eventually choose to eat is a symptom. What manifests as bodily dis-ease is a symptom.
Diabetes is all about running out of Love. You can change the word Love for Sugar and you will understand why those that feel so attracted to sweet things are really trying to nourish themselves with Love. Diabetics are unable to accept love and absorb it. It's only learned behaviour, and that can be easily changed when one is willing to do so.
Do I think you can be helped? ABSOLUTELY!
Do I think you can have a complete healing in mind, body AND spirit? YES - COMPLETELY!!!
I am going to help you. I am going to teach you how to love yourself.
When you truly love yourself, you will find that you naturally choose the right foods to eat for the uniqueness of your body.
I'm not here to advocate this or that diet. I have found what works for me but I am not here to push any type of lifestyle choice, other than the one that will feel good for you. If right now, you are inspired to juice feast, then do that.
Right now, I have a major project I want to complete. It will take a month or so. After that, I will take you through all the steps to create the change you seek. I will support your process in becoming healthy AND happy. We will do this via the Diabetes forum and this way, many others will also be able to tap into what we share.
I am sending you a package via the post tomorrow (expect it in 1 week from the UK). It will keep you going for a few weeks.
I will be back in contact and we will do the 'Inner Work' together. The outer merely reflects the inner ... so the Inner Work is a healing of the root of all dis-ease.
KS, I will be relatively brief, but I will add a few insights ...
Can you when you have time explain what you mean by dis-ease and it being the root cause of every disease.
'Dis - Ease' = when we are not at ease with any aspect of life - anything that causes negative emotion.
A negative thought attracts more negative thoughts, until they cause an emotional upset and that transfers itself into a minor/acute bodily condition (headache, migraine, aches etc.) If the emotions are not dealt with efficiently, they accumulate to critical mass, and become chronic conditions - what people refer to as cancer, diabetes etc.
It really is that simple. I will give further explainations at a later time.
I guess what I am trying to say is I feel other things may be involved and not just emotions.
It does seem that way. It seems that way when people don't understand the vibrational and attractive nature of all matter. Every thought we think emits frequencies, and we attract to us perfect matching frequencies. For example, a bully and victim are perfect matches. They both emit the frequency of insecurity and fear.
Chronic health conditions are just a result of long term chronic patterns of thoughts and beliefs.
The more disabling the dis-ease, the more disabling the thoughts and emotions have been. Those who may have accumulted a lot of self criticism, guilt, fear, rage, anger, worry etc = disempowered thought patterns ... are emiting frequencies that attract all types of chronic ailments.
This is good to know, because we don't have to take a lot of physical action to turn our lives around - we only have to review our thinking and belief systems and change them to reflect a higher frequency that we will eventually emit. When we emit certain frequencies, like a state of hope, appreciation, love, joy (and I'm not talking about the slap a smiley sticker on it version) ... then it becomes easy to release anything that is no longer part of us and we start to attract an abundance of all good things - all the things that we want for ourselves - good health, happy relationships etc.
Better still, we do not have to change anyone but ourselves. We become the Peace we seek and then Peace is all we attract.
I know it does seem like life happens to us and it is not our making. But there is a borader understanding of how we really do create every circumstance (mostly unwittingly) ... and that is what I will teach you, so you can become conscious and deliberate in how you think, in how you feel, in how you emit your frequency, in what you attract ..
And the wonderful truth is, we do not need to cover the past, we only need to work with the here and now and move on from there.
I will be back to cover things in detail with you and give you many processes to work with .. in a few weeks/1 month.