Jack Childs – Am I Good Enough?

Emerald Heart Essence Practitioner Jack Childs, pens a second article for the Blog sharing his valuable insights regarding the dangers of pursuing perfection and how important it is to make sure that we don’t kid ourselves by using our perceived journey into awareness as an excuse not to evolve. 


Am I good enough?

From a young age, I always had feelings of not being good enough. A sense of needing to prove to others that I was perfect, a need to control situations to make sure I presented a perfect image and an absolute fear of doing anything “bad” that would make me not look very good to the outside world. Like making a spelling mistake in a perfect blog…

First of all I tried to find a sense of being good enough in my sporting ability. First as a football player and then as a hockey player when that became my main sport. When chronic fatigue ended my personal sporting dreams, my attention turned to finding success in work. I became interested in stocks and shares, as I dreamed of being an incredibly successful and rich investor. As I lost interest in that my focus again became the sporting world as I sought salvation in hockey coaching, in which I was very successful as a coaching scholar at a top university. It still didn’t bring me any lasting sense of peace though, especially when we lost and particularly when winning was really only a relief from the pain of defeat. I needed another escape route…

Since having the chronic fatigue I had become interested in nutrition and natural health. As a result, my main way of feeling good enough about myself was by having “perfect” health. However, it was becoming harder and harder to deny that whatever I did on the outside I still felt huge amounts of self-hatred towards myself if things went wrong and that didn’t particularly seem like a healthy mindset to be in. This was backed up by extreme anxiety that people didn’t like me or talked against me behind my back, which would send me off on a cycle of repetitive thinking and huge self-doubt. So really my obsessive focus on diet and natural health had become a clever denial to mask the bigger issues. It looked like I was being super authentic, super high vibe and all so perfect, but inside I was dying…

In early 2016, I started to work with the Emerald Heart Light. This is a light that reveals truth, by bringing up limiting ego-based fears into our conscious awareness and using essences to reduce the energy of them, so they are easier to work through.

As I worked with this light the “fear of not being good enough” was brought up to be worked on, as well as different fears relating to it. Memories and feelings linked to not being good enough came into my conscious awareness, sometimes when lying down specifically to let them come up or sometimes just in everyday activity. Memories like when my Mum used to lose it with me if I didn’t present the perfect image she wanted when people came around or when some lads started to tease me for my lack of interest in girls at school or when my sister had a tumour and I felt absolutely powerless to help her. Not nice feelings or pleasant memories, but as I found the courage to let the fear wash over me and trust the process that was unfolding I gradually became freer and freer of them.

From being a person totally stuck in his head, as the ego sought to be in control of whatever happened, I started to become a person living more from his heart and connected to the flow of life. I was more relaxed in my relationships with the players I coached and by changing the focus of my life from external success to healing the heart, I became more confident to live who I was authentically every day.

I still am certainly not perfect and have a lot to work through, but it was a much faster and more direct healing process through focusing on the fears rather than trying to cover it all up with a multitude of outside focuses. Like getting pizza from your fridge, instead of fantasizing for ever about all the places you could eat out, a much quicker way to satisfy our hunger for peace, confidence and maybe even a little bit of God in our lives.

Some reflections on fears of not being good enough

Although it is certainly true that on the deepest level “we are perfect” as all the clever spiritual people would say, it is really a lot of spiritual hogwash in the way that most people believe it. All those meaningless affirmations, like “I am perfect”, “I am beautiful and everybody loves me” or “I love myself just the way I am” sound fantastic, but aren’t true unless you feel it at the deepest level of your being. As a wise teacher once said “To say these words is nothing. But to mean these words is everything.”  

For most people looking for this perfection in their lives they are saying it through the filter of them being a perfect human being or getting perfect love off other human beings, which is a huge ego trap to fall into. For anyone who has been on planet Earth for a while it is hard not to notice that us humans tend to be rather dualistic most of the time- sometimes we inspire , sometimes we help, sometimes we put down and sometimes we just hate. So to look to the human side of ourselves for that feeling of always being good enough or that sense of perfection is never going to work because low and behold we’re not perfect!! We all have darkness to work through…

For me I always found it difficult to look honestly at my darkness, because I wanted to be perfect .. and darkness was anything but perfect!! All that frustration at others lack of understanding towards me, all that hatred for people I am supposed to love dearly in my life or that intense jealously towards people who are getting more attention than I am. So the ego comes up with a cunning plan. I will feel a bit of it, maybe shed the odd tear or two and then pretend I’ve worked through it all, now I’m perfect again, now I’m all love and light, now I’m good enough again. No patience or a sense of a true journey, I just want the bloody destination. 

So again, we have to look honestly at the games we are playing, slowing down and get into the flow of life. For most people, they don’t want to go as fast as the universe wants to push them, but for me it has often been a case of trying to go quicker than the universe wants to push me and underneath all that is a denial – a denial of the darkness, a denial of the imperfection and a denial that on some level I still don’t feel good enough. Until we have really worked though all our fears and can stay permanently in touch with the one light in us all, then there is still work to do. A journey to enjoy, new darkness to discover and best of all more light to emerge from within.

Through this acceptance of where we are, without any judgement that we would be more perfect anywhere else, a sense of actually being good enough can start to creep into our lives. Instead of constantly trying to improve and escape from the present moment, we can have gratitude for whatever wonderful position we find ourselves in. With no need to force or control what is happening, but a child-like flexibility and infinite wonder at everything that the universe unfolds.

Love and Blessings,


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Jeffery Kong – My Journey with the 13 Moons of Transformation Course

Emerald Heart client Jeffery Kong shares with the Blog how using the Light and the Essences in combination as a tool for transformation is indeed a powerful process.

The course Jeffery refers to was run by the Emerald Heart School for 2 consecutive years and we witnessed amazing shifts in both students and teachers over this period.

Although we are not running the course this year, the tranformational power of the Emerald Heart Light can still be engaged by attending any of the Gatherings or Retreats run by the School, participating in one to one sessions with an Emerald Heart Practitioner, taking part in distant Light transmissions on the solstice and equinox period, and by using the Essences with the intent to bring positive change into your life.

Thank you for your inspiring words Jeffery.


Several years ago, I started a Wheel of Light essence program but within the first couple of weeks, I realized how powerful and challenging this was going to be and decided not to continue.  I felt that I could not handle it right then and had too much going on in my life.

Early last year, I was given the opportunity to participate in the Emerald Heart School of Enlightenment’s Thirteen Moons of Transformation course.  I had been feeling for the last several years, a sense of emptiness and void.  I was not happy and not at peace, I was not depressed but felt something was happening deep inside.  I could not put my finger on it, but there was restlessness.  I needed some sort of change to happen in my life.  Having experienced the Wheel of Light, I knew that I was going to be on a rollercoaster of a ride towards change and transformation.

Within the first fifteen days of starting the program, my life suddenly changed.  I lost my job (I was not very happy there for about the last six months and felt I needed a change), I had oral surgery to remove six or seven of my back teeth (I had severe gum disease from smoking for so many years and type 2 diabetes), I quit smoking (probably one of the best things that I had done for myself and my health), and I had to find a new home (my lease was ending and my rent was skyrocketing if I renewed – and with no income – I needed to find something within a budget). And to re-iterate, this was the first two weeks into the course.

I decided that it was time to seriously start taking care of myself and to have this gift of time to educate myself on myself and to consciously evolve and transform.  I took courses on meditation, nutrition, Chinese herbs and medicinal mushrooms, Tibetan healing diets, the intuitive arts, aromatherapy and more meditation classes.  I started meditating daily, continued practicing daily self-care Reiki, channeling candles and essential oil blends for healing and shifting energies, practicing Iyengar yoga, maintaining a more conscious, nutritional diet, reading copious amounts of books on mindfulness meditation, self-care, resilience, neuroplasticity and how to rewire neural pathways during challenging times.  I was starting to experience a slight shift and the opening of my heart.

The last four months of the course, I could feel a dynamic force to challenge and change myself.  It is the period where I felt the “dark night of my soul”.  It was a period where I felt that I had all my powers and contact with close friends and family taken away and that I had to literally face all the dark machinations of my mind on my own.  But this was also a period where I felt that these challenges and painful emotions were actually gifts.  Without experiencing them, I would not be able to transform and evolve. My mind was experiencing so much darkness and my heart knew that it was crucial to experience it all to be able to change.  All the answers and support that I needed came through reading a number of books (that almost miraculously presented themselves) during this phase as trying to contact friends or my spiritual support group was almost futile.  It was a time of working through it all by oneself (and with my Guides).

As it stands, the course ended a couple of months ago, and huge changes are occurring.  It’s almost as if a reset button has been hit – I am starting literally from scratch.  It’s been over a year of not working, so finances are nonexistent. I have a mountain of debt and no idea of how this will be taken care of.  I have had to pack up my apartment and put everything in storage at a friend’s place.  I have moved back to Canada and staying with friends.

However, I am seeing miracles, Light and magic in situations and things, which I normally would have missed.  There is abundance and prosperity that are starting to flow.  There are gifts of benevolence and Grace that are coming from unexpected places and people.  There is flow and synchronicity happening on a very precise level.  There is serenity and peace within.  And there is a knowing that all will be well.  Trust, faith, patience, and love are all constant, present messages.  I am learning to ask for help, receive in gratitude and also, not knowing sometimes the answers.  There are huge challenges and painful emotions that are sometimes present and one just has to keep a positive perspective.  Having experienced first hand, a year of Thirteen Moons of Transformation, transformation happens when you take the first step, release the ego, ask for help (prayer, meditation and Spiritual support – and really being open to ask for help), always learning, walk with others and then share the experiences and the lessons.  And as my Spiritual teacher, Lynne says: “it’s time to get out of the Spiritual closet.”

So here I am, out of the Spiritual closet.

Jeffery Kong



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Podcast3: Harriët Kroon – The Divine Plan Healing School







Ian Mills chats with Harriët Kroon about the Divine Plan Healing system and the new direction being taken with the Divine Plan Healing School. 

Topics covered in this 30 minute discussion include:

  • History of the Divine Plan Healing System and Harriët’s role
  • What is Divine Plan Healing
  • Emergence of the Divine Feminine
  • A channelling from Mary Magdalene
  • A new Direction for the School
  • Courses and Healings offered




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Reminder – Emerald Heart Light Transmission 20th – 22nd June 2017

There is still time to register for the June Solstice Light Transmission.

Registration will remain open throughout the whole event.

The Light Transmission is from 1.00am on the 20th to midnight on the 22nd June at your local time, where you live.

What is The Light Transmission?

This is a great opportunity for you to experience the Emerald Heart Light as our gift to you. It occurs four times a year at the Solstices and Equinoxes.

The Emerald Heart Light opens the heart and reveals to you the truth of whom you are and why you are here. It gently pushes you towards taking the right path in life, the path you chose before incarnating into this life.

From 1.00am on the 20th to midnight on the 22nd June at your local time.

The Light will be available for you for Three Full Days.

To register for this Light Transmission follow the link below and leave your name, country and email address on the appropriate language registration form.

English speakers: http://wp.me/P1TEQN-3HU

German speakers: http://wp.me/P1TEQN-3HW

Spanish speakers: http://wp.me/P1TEQN-3HZ

Swedish speakers: http://wp.me/P1TEQN-3I2

Dutch speakers: http://wp.me/P1TEQN-3I4

French Speakers: http://wp.me/P1TEQN-3I6


With Love and Blessings,

The Elders of the Emerald Heart School



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Emerald Heart Light Transmission – June Solstice 2017

The Emerald Heart Light Transmission 

(See below for German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch and French translations.)

UK1 Registration for English speakers

During each Equinox and Solstice, the Emerald Heart Light is available across the world to those who wish to experience this amazing, transformational Light.

What is The Emerald Heart Light?

It is a Light which opens the heart to the truth within you, helping you to become more connected with yourself, with more clarity and focus for your life.

Times for This TRANSMISSION:

From 1.00am on the 20th to midnight on the 22nd June at your local time.

The Light will be available for you for Three Full Days without charge.

We hope that you enjoy it.

To receive The Emerald Heart Light, all you need to do is:

REGISTER at the Light Transmission Page on the Emerald Heart BLOG, here:



Registration for German speakers

Emerald Heart Licht-Übertragung

Während jeder Tagundnachtgleiche und Sonnenwende ist das Emerald Heart Licht weltweit für alle verfügbar, die dieses unglaubliche, transformative Licht erfahren möchten.

Was ist das Emerald Heart Licht?

Es ist ein Licht, dass das Herz für die Wahrheit in deinem Inneren öffnet und dir hilft, dass du mehr in Kontakt mit dir selbst kommst, mit mehr Klarheit und Fokus für dein Leben.

Zeiten für diese ÜBERTRAGUNG:

Von 1.00 morgens in der Nacht zum 20. Juni bis Mitternacht am 22. Juni

Das Licht wird dir für Drei Volle Tage kostenlos zur Verfügung stehen.

Wir hoffen, dass es dir gefällt.

Um das Emerald Heart Licht zu empfangen musst du nur Folgendes tun:

REGISTRIERE dich auf der Seite zur Lichtübertragung auf dem Emerald Heart Blog hier:



Registration for Spanish speakers

La transmisión de la Luz del Emerald Heart

Durante las estaciones de Equinoccio e Solsticio la Luz del Emerald Heart está disponible en todo el mundo para todos aquellos que desean experimentar esta asombrada y transformadora Luz del Emerald Heart.

¿Qué es la Luz de Emerald Heart?

Es la luz que abre el corazón para descubrir la verdad que hay en ti, prestándote ayuda en establecer el contacto contigo mismo con más claridad y concentración para tu vida.

Horario de Esta TRANSMISIÓN:

Desde la una de la madrugada del 20. hasta la medianoche del 22. de junio

Según hora local tuya.

En este tiempo la Luz estará disponible para ti gratuitamente durante los tres días enteros.

Esperamos que lo disfrutes.

Para poder recibir la Luz del Emerald Heart lo único que necesitas hacer es:

REGISTRARTE en la Página de la Transmisión de la Luz del Blog del Emerald Heart here:



Registration for Swedish speakers

Emerald Heart Ljusöverföring  

Under varje höst- och vårdagjämning samt sommar- och vintersolståndet är Ljuset från the Emerald Heart tillgängligt över hela världen för alla som önskar en upplevelse av detta fantastiska transformerande Ljus.

Vad är Ljuset från the Emerald Heart?

Det är ett Ljus som öppnar ditt hjärta för den sanning du bär inom dig. Det hjälper dig att komma i mer kontakt med dig själv, ge dig större klarhet och fokus i ditt liv. 

Tider för denna Ljus ÖVERFÖRING:

Från 01,00 den 20 till midnatt den 22 juni lokal tid.

Ljuset kommer att vara tillgängligt för dig under tre hela dagar utan kostnad.

Allt du behöver göra för att ta emot Ljuset från the Emerald Heart är att

REGISTERA dig på sidan för Ljus överföring på the Emerald Heart BLOG här:



Registration for Dutch speakers

Hart van Smaragd Lichtoverdracht

Tijdens elke equinox en zonnewende is het Hart van Smaragd Licht beschikbaar voor iedereen die dit bijzonder transformerende Licht wil ervaren.

Wat is het Hart van Smaragd Licht?

Het is een Licht dat je hart opent waardoor je de waarheid in jezelf ziet. Hierdoor wordt je meer verbonden met jezelf, en krijg je meer helderheid over en focus op je eigen leven.

Wanneer is de Lichtoverdracht:

Van zaterdag 20 juni om 01.00 ’s ochtends tot 22 juni middernacht.

Het Licht is er voor jou. Drie dagen lang zonder enige kosten.

We hopen dat je ervan zult genieten.

Het enige wat je hoeft te doen om het Licht te ontvangen, is het volgende:

Registreer je e-mailadres op de Licht Transmissie Pagina van de Emerald Heart BLOG hier:



Registration for French speakers

La Transmission de la Lumière d’Emerald Heart

Pendant chaque équinoxe et solstice, la Lumière d’Emerald Heart est disponible à travers le monde entier pour tous ceux qui aimeraient connaître cette Lumière magnifique et transformationnelle.

Qu’est-ce que cette Lumière d’Emerald Heart?

C’est une lumière qui ouvre le coeur pour vivre la vérité en vous. Elle vous aide à être plus connecté avec vous-même, avec plus de clarté et vous aide à être plus centré sur votre vie.

Les horaires pour cette TRANSMISSION:

De 1 h du matin du 20 juin 2016 jusqu’à minuit au 22 juin 2016
(à votre heure locale)

La Lumière sera disponible pendant 3 journées entières sans frais.

Nous espérons que vous l’apprécierez.

Pour recevoir la Lumière d’Emerald Heart, il vous suffit de faire la chose suivante:

Enregistrez-vous à la page Transmission de Lumière dans notre blog:



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David Ashworth – Extract from ‘The Keys of Transformation’

This week we thought we would bring you these powerful words, a short extract from the amazing book ‘The Keys of Transformation book one – Birth of a New Light’, written by David Ashworth and published in 2009.

 “The basic message of the book is deceptively simple. The time to change is NOW. The Age of Aquarian Light is here, pulling more and more people into its flow of healing and evolution and beginning a world-wide process of awakening and illumination for all those able to open to it. ”

(Scroll down for Spanish version)


“It is now your time to awaken.

It is now your time to evolve.

You are expected to learn detachment.

You are expected to continually transform into higher states of perfection.

Becoming detached allows your transformation.

If you hold on to things, you won’t transform.

Learn to let go and become free.

You are here to raise your vibrations.

You are here to carry increasing amounts of light.

As your light increases you will continually transform.

As you continually transform your hidden gifts and talents will emerge.

You have been given your Gifts and Talents to help you through life.

You are expected to earn your living through your God-given Gifts and Talents.

You are here to uplift and empower others.

You are here to help others discover themselves.

You are here to become a teacher and a leader.

You are here to lead humanity into higher consciousness.

You are here to play your part in the great Ascension into Light.

You have been called to assist all seekers to find the God within themselves.

But first, you have to seek the God within your own self.

You are here to learn how to go beyond captivity.

You are here to learn how to become free of mind.

You are here to allow the Light to emerge within you.

The Light is within the deepest part of your heart.

The Light is the God-Consciousness.

The Light is the Light of Creation.

You are here to learn how to create with Light.

You are here to learn how to create with God.

Allow the Light of God within you to begin to create Your Life.

Take responsibility for your life.

Take responsibility for your journey.

Learn how to become God.

And then move a mountain – just because you can.”



David Ashworth

The Keys of Transformation- Book One – Birth of a New Light

David Ashworth – Extracto del libro “ Las Llaves de la Transformación” Esta semana hemos pensado en traeros estas poderosas palabras, un corto extracto del increíble libro “Las llaves de la Transformación” – Libro Uno – el Nacimiento de una Nueva Luz, escrito por David Ashworth, publicado en 2009.

“El mensaje básico es engañosamente fácil ( simple). El momento del cambio es AHORA. La época de la Luz de Acuarios ha llegado empujando cada vez más gente hacia su corriente de sanación y evolución, y se está empezando un proceso mundial de despertar e iluminación para todas aquellas personas que están dispuestos a ello.”


Tu hora de despertar ha llegado ahora.

Tu hora de evolucionar ha llegado ahora.

Tienes que aprender el desprendimiento.

Debes estar dispuesto a transformarte continuadamente hacia más altos estados de


El desprendimiento te permite transformarte.

Cuando te aferras a las cosas no podrás transformarte.

Aprender a soltar te permite ser libre.

Estás aquí para aumentar tus vibraciones.

Estás aquí para llevar cada vez más Luz.

Como tu luz aumenta, vas a transformarte cada vez más.

En la medida que vas transformándote tus dotes y talentos van a salir.

Tus dotes y talentos te han sido dados para ayudarte en la vida.

Se espera que puedes ganarte la vida con los dotes y talentos dados por Dios.

Estás aquí para dar ánimo y empoderar a otros.

Estás aquí para ayudar a otros a descubrirse a sí mismos.

Estás aquí para llevar a la humanidad hacia una consciencia superior.

Estás aquí para tomar parte en la gran ascensión hacia la Luz.

Has sido llamado para asistir a todos los buscadores a encontrar el Dios en ellos mismos.

Pero primero, tienes que buscar y encontrar el Dios en tu propio interior.

Estás aquí para aprender de ir más allá del cautiverio.

Estás aquí para aprender de liberarte de la mente.

Estás aquí para permitir a la Luz de brillar desde tu interior.

La Luz está en lo más profundo de tu ser.

La Luz es la Consciencia de Dios.

La luz es la Luz de la Creación.

Estás aquí para aprender cómo crear con la Luz.

Estás aquí para aprender de crear con Dios.

Permite que la Luz de Dios de tu interior empiece a crear tu vida.

Toma la responsabilidad de tu vida.

Toma la responsabilidad para tu viaje.

Aprende a ser Dios.

Y después mueve una montaña – simplemente porque lo puedes hacer.


David Ashworth

Las Llaves de la Transformación ( The Keyes of Transformation) Libro número Uno

Nacimiento de una Nueva Luz


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Jack Childs – What is the most Spiritual Diet?

Emerald Heart practitioner Jack Childs shares with the Blog his understanding of how food can inadvertently be used as a way of blocking fear as opposed to bringing it forward to deal with.

As Jack discovers, strict dietary regimes on the spiritual path can be both restrictive and counter productive.

What is the most spiritual diet?

I was convinced for a long time that diet was a huge part of my spiritual path, as I transitioned from a standard Western Diet, to vegan and then going all the way to raw vegan. I was certainly right in feeling that it was a part of my spiritual path, but completely wrong in my understanding of the lesson that it was presenting me.

Slowly I went back to eating what could only be described as a standard Western Diet, as I realised a piece of meat or some ice cream wasn’t going to kill me or destroy my health. I even went really crazy and occasionally had some alcohol when I went out with friends!! From being the most rigid and fixed person you could ever hope to meet in terms of diet, I became completely flexible and above all more free. This freedom didn’t come from what I was eating, but came from a change in my mind into how I viewed and approached food.

I was convinced for a long time that diet was a huge part of my spiritual path, as I transitioned from a standard Western Diet, to vegan and then going all the way to raw vegan. I was certainly right in feeling that it was a part of my spiritual path, but completely wrong in my understanding of the lesson that it was presenting me.

Throughout my childhood I had played sport to a high level, with this being a large part of my identity. This all changed when I hit 18, as I went through a period of chronic fatigue for several months. From being a sporting star who was active everyday, I became a person who struggled to muster the energy to go for a 5 mins walk. To me this was death- the end of my sporting dreams, the end of a normal healthy life and worst of all the end of “Jack”.

Now a truly spiritual perspective at this point would have been to delve into the intense emotions and fears coming up to see if there was anything beyond them. Yet my 18 year old self thought he knew a better way to peace- perhaps if I just get my health and fitness back all will be fine and I will never ever had to confront these horrible feelings again. Very sneaky and a path I was committed to following for the next few years.

Diets can be used to avoid the real issue

My main path to salvation was diet, as I seemingly made a link between what I was eating and how I was feeling. I remember the intense feelings of relief and hope as I read about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. This was the answer!! This was the truth!! This was my way out of hell!!

Over the next few years diet and natural health became the focus of my life, as I transitioned to a raw vegan diet. Now it is fair to say my health on a physical level was very good during this point- I was never ill and even ran an ultramarathon as a confirmation of my new found energy levels. Yet on a deeper level I still never really felt any sense of peace and my first resort to any upset to my peace was to stuff my face with fruit or look to improve my diet to make me feel better. I was running away from my true problems- not just by running an ultramarathon, but by running away from ever experiencing the sheer depth of emotion and pain that had been released when I had chronic fatigue.

This all revealed itself when I started to work with the Emerald Heart Light, which opens up the heart to the limiting ego-based fears we hold. Intense feelings of not being good enough, not feeling safe and the fear of feeling emotional pain came to my conscious awareness as I started to understand that my real salvation rested in working through these fears as barriers I put on my complete inner peace.After some months working with the Emerald Heart Light my mentor challenged me on my approach to diet. He admitted he was scared to challenge me on it, as he knew how attached I was to it and up until this point I had continued with my raw vegan diet when working with the light. My first response was anger!! Intense anger!! Not another person challenging me on diet? Telling me I need more protein? Telling me fruit has too much sugar in it? Not exactly…his real challenge was that my dependence on diet was a huge limiting factor in my spiritual growth and appeared like an emotional dependence to him. 

Perhaps the new dietary guidelines should be eat what the hell you want, but be aware of the fears behind them. Can’t see it catching on…

After some really deep reflection and a lot of putting aside of ego, I was brave enough to admit I had a problem. Now rather than giving me any advice on what to eat, my mentor merely encouraged me to experiment with my dependence on having to eat raw vegan all the time. What followed was an incredible transformation on both the outside and inside.

 After some really deep reflection and a lot of putting aside of ego, I was brave enough to admit I had a problem. Now rather than giving me any advice on what to eat, my mentor merely encouraged me to experiment with my dependence on having to eat raw vegan all the time. What followed was an incredible transformation on both the outside and inside.

Slowly I went back to eating what could only be described as a standard Western Diet, as I realised a piece of meat or some ice cream wasn’t going to kill me or destroy my health. I even went really crazy and occasionally had some alcohol when I went out with friends!! From being the most rigid and fixed person you could ever hope to meet in terms of diet, I became completely flexible and above all more free. This freedom didn’t come from what I was eating, but came from a change in my mind into how I viewed and approached food.Previously it had been my everything, but relatively quickly as I worked hard internally on my fears it became a nothing to me. It was food and I enjoyed eating when I was hungry, but nothing more than that. Best of all my energy levels stayed the same and perhaps even increased, as the draining fears I had always associated with food no longer dragged me down.

Guidance speaks…
“Food food glorious food or should we really say nothing at all. What Jack is describing here goes way beyond food, which although appearing important to you in earthly bodies is actually not at all important when viewed from a higher spiritual perspective. For some food can appear to be their salvation, for others it is some particular relationship, for others it is their favourite spiritual book and for others it is changing the world. They all miss the point. Real salvation will only ever be found by working through your perceived fears.”

So lets try and answer the question in the title of what the most spiritual diet is. Is it vegan, raw vegan, a yogi diet, the dukan diet, the atkins diet, the 5:2 diet, paleo diet or even a standard Western diet?  The answer is no diet is more spiritual than any other diet, as food in itself is a meaningless focus on the spiritual path. The only answer could be that it doesn’t matter what you eat, but the fears behind your reasons for eating the way you do. Of course it is sensible to eat in a way that supports our physical health, as there is no need to make life unnecessarily difficult for ourselves. It just really shouldn’t be a focus for us if we have intent to follow a serious spiritual path.

This focus can manifest in a number of ways from an obsession with eating “healthily”, to an obsession in losing weight or an obsession with following a particular dietary regime. All tend to be blocks to the real fears coming to the surface, which would allow us more inner freedom once acknowledged and worked through. As such perhaps a true spiritual diet is one where we allow our limiting ego-based fears to rise to our conscious awareness and patiently see through them as the nothingness they really are.

Love and Blessings,

​Jack Childs    
Emerald Heart Practitioner


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