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What’s Limiting Our Breath?

When it comes to modern human beings, our breathing is usually shallow and rapid. We inhale inadequate oxygen and expel nominal carbon dioxide. The result is an oxygen-deprived body and the accumulation of harmful toxins. Every cell of the body requires oxygen, and our life force and energy are the consequence of the cells’ health and metabolic efficiency.

Shallow breathing does not engage the lungs the same way deep breathing does; the lungs therefore gradually lose their capacity to supply oxygen to the bloodstream, and as a result, energy production is reduced.

Animals that breathe deeply and slowly live the longest; the elephant is a good example. If the intention is to sustain prosperity and energetic balance, we must breathe deeply and slowly. The consequences of rapid and shallow breathing are symptoms of oxygen deprivation, which limits our life force, compromises the immune system, and causes premature aging and other diseases.

There are several reasons why our breath is often fast and shallow.

We are unconscious and in a hurry to leave the moment. Our body language, movement, and breathing follow this impulse.

The stress we cause with our modern living results in shallow, rapid breathing. We constantly live in fight-or-flight reactive states, which is our body‘s primitive, automatic, inborn response that alerts the body to “fight“ or “flee“ from perceived harm or threat to our survival.

Modern living reduces our need for physical activity. There is less physical activity to stimulate deep breathing, so we develop the shallow breathing habit.

We are working indoors more and more. This increases our exposure to indoor pollution. As a result, the body instinctively inhales less air to protect itself from pollution.

We control our emotions by suppressing or reducing the breath. Our volume of breath is our volume of life, so by limiting the oxygen, we limit or suppress our feelings and illusionary pain.

You are the source of all your experiences. Disease, anxiety, tension, stress, and worry, which are all forms of fear, are generated by you defying who you are and where you are.

Imge: Ragnheiður Arngrímsdóttir
“Everything in excess is opposed to nature.”

Why Has It Been So Challenging to Change My Diet?

Most who seek my counsel have tried to change their diets for years and ask me this question: Why has it been so difficult to change my diet? My answer is simple: You have not felt worthy and therefore have not permitted the change. Everything has its own frequency. We have been afraid to change our nourishing pat- terns because deep inside we know how emotionally attached we are to our eating habits. We have not been ready to rock the boat. The fear of change is just as threatening and intense when the changes are positive. To change one’s diet also involves changing one’s self-image and how we participate in society’s consumption charade. What most experience is a similar breakdown and resistance to change because the imemine becomes threatened. For example, consider the case of people who stop drinking due to alcoholism. They no longer belong to their community of consumption and will have to reinvent their social lives. This is true of many of us: we so easily revert to our old behaviors because we associate eating and drinking with certain emotions, and many of them are highly charged.

Absence and denial is the mother of all disease, imbalance, and restlessness in our lives; love is the only permanent remedy. Change is the primary threat to the imemine’s existence. However, with awareness, we know that if we change our diet, our physiological state will improve. We also know if we change our perspectives physiologically, we will have the resolve to change our diet. Both approaches involve changes we have, until now, resisted and even feared. We now understand that we are not our thoughts—we are light, love, and energy. We are not victims of life. We are powerful conscious creators who possess free will day in and day out.

Use this opportunity to access your accurate physical requirements and liberate yourself and the way you nourish from the emotional attachments that hold you addicted to food and consumption. Free yourself from feeling as if you are a victim of circumstances, and you will embrace change.

“Let food be your medicine.”

Image: Ragnheiður Arngrímsdóttir
How Much and How Often Should I Eat?

Until now, you may have been eating like a machine—mechanically at certain times of the day or robotically when you feel down and/or good. It is now necessary to learn to detect or sense when you are actually hungry and when you aren’t. That is to say we are supposed to nourish when we are hungry (while being sure to stay hydrated with pure water throughout the day and not only drinking when we are thirsty). When we exceed the body’s ability to metabolize what we ingest, the body’s ability to process the nutrients is greatly reduced—requiring even more energy than it can get from the food—and we therefore become sluggish and think we need more food to get our energy levels up. This is to a great extent the vicious cycle in which many have entrapped themselves. We are supposed to eat when we are hungry; however, I suggest you nourish throughout the day. I suggest grazing on fresh fruits and vegetables as well as on nuts and seeds and anything else that fits the profile of wellness. This helps maintain the effectiveness of the digestive system—similar to how we maintain the fire in the fireplace by adding the appropriate amount of wood required for sustaining the flame.

Image: Ragnheiður Arngrímsdóttir