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I am happily married to a wonderful, Godly woman. We both love Jesus and worship God. I compose and perform Christian and instrumental music. I am an ordained minister, and my wife and I are founders and pastors of ALM CyberChurch in Second Life (http://almcyberchurch.org).

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Avave Necar - Hallucinagenic?

The title of this post is really a joke. Of course agave nectar won't make you hallucinate. The reason for that title is the circumstances I encountered last night.

I have Type 1 Diabetes. Last night, after I went to bed, I realized my sugar was dropping too low. Since we've been replacing our food supply with high-alkaline, natural food, agave nectar was the quickest and most effective thing I could grab to quickly bring my sugar up so I could go back to bed.

When I first woke up and realized my sugar was low, I felt as though I had been seeing into a different "dimension" if you will. I assumed that was due to my low glucose levels. However, after my levels normalized and I lay back down, I realized I was still "seeing" into another realm.

My wife, who generally stays up a bit later than I do, came to bed and lay down beside me, accidentally waking me up. Upon waking, I realized I was still in this "other-world" state of perception. She fell asleep very quickly, and I could feel her mind entering into the dream state.

When I woke up this morning, I was still experiencing this. I noticed that her breathing was in rhythm (although not exactly the same) as mine, and I could still feel her mental state.

I doubt this was related to agave nectar, although I don't rule it out. Rather, I think this is due to a combination of my temporarily 100% vegan diet and recent meditations I've been doing to tune me in to more than just the physical world (and I don't mean the spirit world, I mean the realm of the mind). If that's so, that means this experience is just evidence of progress and will continue. I will continue to make posts and write articles including my own experiences, and feel free to reply with questions or experiences of your
own!

A quick note in closing: The reason I say "temporarily 100% vegan" is because this diet is for the purpose of cleaning out my system. I'd love for it to be a good diet choice for life, because I can feel life from my food now; my breath no longer tastes and smells bad, and all sorts of other benefits. However, long-term adherance to a strictly vegan diet often has negative effects, especially on second and third generation vegans, who have an increased risk of physical and mental retardation and other problems. By eventually adding a SMALL amount of organic, raw dairy (such as raw, organic cheese and yogurt) and organically-fed, free-range meat, the body can avoid the deficiencies caused by long-term 100% veganism. Of course the majority of my food will continue to be the raw, natural, organic, living stuff God created for us to eat!

2 Comments:

At July 22, 2011 at 2:51 AM , Anonymous Supplements said...

Look for other sources of agave nectar that doesn't have side effects.

 
At July 22, 2011 at 5:31 AM , Blogger Rev. Benjamin Faust said...

haha! Thanks for the comment. :o) I'm pretty sure that experience actually wasn't caused by the agave nectar, it was just a coincidence. Agave necar is actually a bit too processed for my taste, which I discovered after researching it a bit more, but it was still much less processed than the ingredients I was used to before then.

 

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