Healing Philosophy of Maureen Terrey - May 28, 2012
For me, embracing the raw living foods lifestyle did not come about through personal illness, but rather from a series of awareness expanding moments. And I have learned that instead of fighting against illness and difficulties - my whole being is better served by focusing on embracing what comes my way - health, happiness, and the opportunity in every situation!
Many years ago I lost my father to heart disease, my mother to three different cancers, my oldest sister to ovarian cancer, and my middle sister to diabetes and heart disease - and somehow I decided this was not for me. Although I don't remember making a conscious decision - I do know that some deeper part of me chose life!
The loss of my birth family led me to question old belief systems and with each inquiry the doors of possibility began opening. Does illness have to be part of my reality? What about the heredity factor? Does my attitude have a direct effect upon my health? Do I have to listen to mass consensus and the opinions of others? And the big one - do I trust in my body to heal, regenerate and renew itself?
My intuition led me from Ontario to BC for a healthier lifestyle, where I began spending more time outdoors on the Earth, working with animals, and became involved in the healing arts - all of which became enabling triggers in my life.
Listening to my body's guidance, my food choices gradually evolved into me becoming a vegetarian. And when I was ready, raw food entered my awareness through a deeper comprehension of the life force in food. So through a gradual series of insightful moments, living food has become woven into my reality.
Each step on the ladder of awareness has led me to understand that the food we eat, the thoughts we think, the environment we live in, the people we surround ourselves with, and the work we engage in, all become the lifestyle we experience - the choice is ours.
I do believe health and self awareness are partners in an ongoing process - and now in my mid 60s (with no heriditary illnesses) I am happy, healthy and constantly discovering new opportunities!