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Jim here... It's not often that we're able to recommend a movie that's perfectly relevant to the raw food lifestyle. But, if you're a raw vegan and haven't seen The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, we highly recommend this film. Not only is it wonderful, but it's also, for much of the film, a nice metaphor for living the raw foods lifestyle.

Why ? Because this is a movie about a man who ages backwards! He starts off old and frail, slowly gaining his vibrancy and life force as the movie progresses to its poignant, inevitable ending.

Raw foods does this to a person. It summons your inner wizard and you begin to age backward, too, just like Benjamin! It happened to me, it happened to Wendi, and it'll happen to you, too!? How? By breaking the spell of the Standard American Diet and by breaking the spell of the mainstream health care establishment! Here's a relevant quote from Deepak Chopra:

"To break the spell requires a shift of identity from the time-bound to the timeless. Therefore the wizard sets out on a journey to discover the truth about time -- this is the real meaning behind the tale that Merlin lived backward in time. He wanted to follow time back to its roots." ~Deepak Chopra, Way of the Wizard.

Raw foods may not be the only path to this state of awareness, but it is clearly an easily-available means of shifting your nutrition "identity" from the time-bound to the timeless. That's one reason we loved this movie so dearly, and believe that you will, too!? Did you see it, yet

Original Comments

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On January 31, 2009, Connie wrote:

I want to age backward! :) I also want to see the movie, thanks for the suggestion.

~Connie

On January 31, 2009, MindXdreamz wrote:

This is so cool! I couldn't understand something I was told a few weeks ago about me being able to "suspend, even move backwards in time", until right NOW. Thank you Jim for posting this!

I have wanted to see the movie but haven't as of yet, now I'm on a mission. :)

On February 1, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

You *will* age backward on raw, Connie! Hope you like the movie. -Jim

On February 1, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

Glad you liked the post, MindX! I'm sure you'll love the movie! -Jim

On February 2, 2009, Lois Kubota wrote:

I can't wait to see the movie. I keep telling my friends about the benefits of eating raw, but everyone looks at me like I have 3 heads. I haven't been disciplined enough to do 100% for more than a few days at a time, but I try for at least 2 meals a day. It's tough when you don't have cooperation from your spouse. Lucky for you and Wendi that you do this toghether.

Can you please pass on a message to Wendi for me? The Beet Pasta recipe was fabulous.

On February 3, 2009, Dave Higgs-Vis wrote:

Benjamin Button was a wonderful movie! I loved it.

I've found that raw founds have been vital for helping me to move into the timeless sphere. Natalia Rose talks about how cleansing the body will automatically start cleansing the soul, and I think this is very true. A raw food diet brings lightness to my body, and this lightness percolates throughout the other layers of my subtle body.

I've never been committed to a meditation or yoga practice. I'm still recovering from a long period of depression, which including a desperate lack of motivation. For some reason though, probably because the results are so immediate, I've been able to stick to being raw. It's become my main spiritual path, a raw yoga if you will (yoga in the larger sense of the word, like bhakti yoga or jnana yoga).

As I transition to the raw life, I've learned to let go of a lot of old habits. In the process, I've come to realise that so many of the things that I thought were vital to my identity were in fact superficial. The chaff falls away, leaving delicious wheat. Which, of course, I plan on sprouting!

All Blessings upon you!!