Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Green Juice Story

Every so often - something extraordinary happens that changes your life direction completely. When my father got bowel cancer, decided upon chemotherapy as treatment and died 9 months later as they had predicted, one such change occurred in my life.

Being of a scientific frame of mind, I’d researched about cures and treatments from every field and every country imaginable. Of all I read one thing stuck - perhaps because I met living proof.

See at the same time my father got his condition, another woman I met by chance at that exact time got an equally aggressive form of the illness. Four years later, and three years after she was supposed to be under the mud - she is not only alive but vibrant. Her treatment was raw, organic, slow-juiced juices. The more I read, the more I realised that her story was no miracle, it was the result of the consistent and scientific application of principles of health restoration proven by Dr Max Gerson in the 1950s. Person after person after person emerged who had turned around the most incurable of illness.

Now I have to admit, I was not eating a great diet. I knew what I should be eating - but didn't, just as I knew how I should be exercising but wasn't. But then another serendipity occurred: I was given a CD by Anthony Robbins about health - and he spent the entire CD on just one thing - green juices. I asked myself "what if I, a healthy person were to have one of these green juices every day?" and as an experiment I started. All I can say is that within minutes of having it, I was not only energized but I had the energy to think clearer and start doing things I’d been putting off. The next week, someone told me a juicebar was for sale. It seemed like a sign, and my wife and I decided to buy it.

However, what followed was a series of setbacks, and we ended up sinking a lot of money in the first 2 years of operation. I believed passionately in the value of green juice, but there was so much I didn’t know.

I didn't know how to reach many people and tell them that the energy from coffee was like a bear-market rally, but this was a "bull market" of liquid gold energy.

I didn't know how to reach people and tell them that this juice was so alkalinizing that if they had this every day, they wouldn’t get sick or ill - because illness cannot enter an alkaline bloodstream.

I didn't know how to reach them to say that this so packed with the enzymes critical to nutrient absorption that was the ideal form for vitamins and minerals to be soaked up and used by every cell in the body. Never again would the vast bulk of vitamins pass straight through the body unused.

I didn't know how to reach people and tell them how people were putting on weight - because we were starving - starving for vitamins and minerals so the body kept on sending out distress signals saying "eat eat eat!" and ...

I didn't know how to reach people to tell them that because alkaline blood kills the parasites and yeast that live in our acid blood and induce us to crave what they need – sugar – that once they started having this juice, their cravings for acid-forming (illness creating) food would auto-adjust. That meant people would automatically start craving fruit and vegetables.

After 2 years of this labour of love, I received a message. Not a text message or a phone message. Not a skype message or an email - this was delivered on a different wavelength. This may sound unusual to some, but this is exactly the way it happened, so this is exactly the way I will describe it. I had bowed down before my Guru and said that I couldn't do it any more, I needed help. Within hours - my mother who had leant me the money to buy the juicebar in the first place said that she had received a message for me; that it was about the juice, and it was from my Guru. My "mailbox" had been too filled with bills and worry, so I wouldn't have noticed it - so it had to be forwarded via her.

She did not know about my prayer just hours earlier, but told me that the message was that the prana (the life energy) was so high in the juice that it had to reach many people to heal them, and that I had to deliver it, because I would be delivering pure love. The juice was grown with love, juiced with love, there was zero-waste because the pulp was all turned to compost and gifted with love, the juice was bottled with love, delivered with love and the vibration in the juice was incredible: and that I needed to deliver the juice not as a business - but as an act of service: an act of delivering love. I knew immediately that this was true, and dropped all anxiety about the business. While it was still losing money, I knew that would now be taken care of and that once it had returned gracefully to a level footing of breakeven, the any profits from the juices were not mine, but to flow through me in the same way that blood courses through the veins, or a river flows to the see, or juice from the fruits of the land, to our bodies. This current once generated was also to flow - to flow into many service projects.

Along the way we learnt that the green juice had a twin sister - the green smoothie. Not an identical twin, but a twin nonetheless, and that both were similarly divine but had subtley different applications. Where the juice was instant energy, the smoothie was slow release. Where the juice was a drink, the smoothie was more like a full fibre meal. Where the juice was the ideal blood cleanser, the smoothie was only food we had ever seen that was capable of restoring HCl acid levels in the stomach that had been depleted by decades of eating processed foods, and which would lead to better absorption of all food thereafter.

We also realised that to help any organs in the body, it needed to get past the “gatekeeper organ”: the tongue. So we spent a lot of time crafting them to taste beautiful too. All ingredients are organic, sourced locally wherever possible, cut directly from gardens wherever possible, using original varietals wherever possible, with seasonal boosts like cucumber in summer or ginger in winter so people got the right foods for each season, and rotated always so people would get the different benefits from the different greens without too much of any one form.

There is only one way that this can all come together and that is through word of mouth: one person letting another know who would benefit, as well as giving yourself the benefit of these body-healing drinks. If you would like to know more, or try a sample, or let someone else know - we would love to hear from you. Just let us know.

In love and service,