Here is my story on how I found this new lifestyle-
During college I met a guy who was orange, who brought carrot juice to every class. I remember classmates always asking him what his latest concoction for the day was, in a poke-fun type of way. One day, after class we happened to be parked next to each other. I asked him if there was a quiz in the previous class since I was absent that day. After that, he offered me some juice from a pitcher sitting on ice in his front car seat. After drinking some juice we ended up taking for an hour in the freezing cold outside our cars. He was overly happy to talk to me. He gave me a book called Becoming Younger through my window before I drove away and told me to read it. Then I drove away. That book sat under my car for about 2 months. I finally took it out when I cleaned my car. I actually read it the next day. I went from junkavore to vegetarian (not raw, vegan just yet, that day. The next time in class I came up to him and told him I enjoyed the book. He asked me if I started juicing. I told him I couldn't afford one. He told me a store to go to when I could afford one. I went to the store and asked for a student discount and even asked to work for one. The health food store owner said NO! and asked me to step aside. He was very impatient and wanted to sell to the next customer in line. He didn't care that I was interested in becoming healthier. Next class, I told the juicer guy (that's what I called him) that when I sold my textbooks at the end of the semester I would buy one. I also told him that the store owner was not helpful.
Three weeks later, the last day before Christmas break, I woke up with an envelope under my dormroom door. I opened it and it said, "Tonight, go back to the store that has the juicer you want. Well, out of curiosity, I went there. I looked for him. He was not there. I went to the cashier and asked if they have seen this guy. The cashier, a nice lady, asked me my name and I said, "Yes, that is me". She handed me a box with a note on it.
It said, "Thank you for listening to me".
I went back to my door rooom (the college was almost empty since everyone had left for the holidays), and plugged in my new juicer. I never heard from the juicer guy or saw him again. I never had a chance to thank him.
Broke at the time, I said to myself, "Thank you God, I promise if I ever have enough money, I will do the same".
The next semester, I was known as the juicer guy to an entire new group of people. I actually turned orange.
My desire to make money is not driven by accumulating physical treasures such as cars, expensive vacations, jewelry, new clothing, etc. I already have a good core physical experience. I do not experience lack or struggle. I am not injured by commercials and jealousy that makes me want to accumulate physical items. Subconsciously, I know there is plenty in the universe and there is enough for everyone.
We educate you on how to build up a viable physical body with 3 to 5 pounds of aerobic bacteria. A body that is strong, supple, and relaxed.
Yes, I enjoy traveling, high Brix rawfoods, and going on rawfood retreats. I love what money can buy but I enjoy giving more than buying.
I will keep giving unless it causes me to have my lights cut off. I use my profits from co-op memberships with good intention.
Soon, with my profits, I plan on opening a fast food rawfood drive-thru restaurant. where everyone can eat at co-op prices. Food will be priced just enough to pay the rent and the expenses. Finally, rawfood will be affordable!
I measure someone's financial worth not by what they buy but what they give.
People always ask me how much money I make. I usually say, " I donated more than you probably made this year".
I seek thrills by going into rawfood restaurants and overhearing a single mom and 2 kids stuggling to find affordable items on the menu. It bothers to me hearing the kids asking their mom, "Is this too expensive". I go up to the server and say that I want their meal on tab. I never tell the customers that it was me that bought them their meal. I don't need any acknowlegement.
I also enjoy going up to severely unhealthy people and buying them a series of colonics.
When I go to raw restaurants, I always order a take-out meal to give to a homeless person on the street who needs a hand up, not a hand out.
I go to a local rawfood restaruant on Sundays and there is one homeless person that waits for me every week to get his meal. He waits all week to get his rawfood meal from me. I know he sits there and waits for me. He just waits on the sidewalk the entire time I am there just to get that meal.
I do the best I can to give as much as I can. I have become a living example of someone who is more blessed to give than to receive. I've found that these thrills are contingent on how many people I give to.
It's also good to have a sense of purpose...and I'm not talking about making money. One of the best things that makes me feel good and gives me a sense of purpose is helping others. It helps me go to sleep at night with a smile on my face and jump out of bed in the morning with something to do.
More about me:
Currently, it costs me about $15 to a day to sustain myself in my personal life. I don't have all the needs and desires that other people
may have. Since my needs are met, the extra money I earn go into promoting the raw foods symbiotic lifestyle and helping others who need my
help. This is not my only business...it is more of a personal hobby. I don't rely on profiting off of people struggling to go raw to support
myself. I would rather my body be mineral rich and disease free than have a rich bank account and being sick and not feeling good. We have coached
many millionaires that can buy anything they want. They have private planes, fancy cars, and beach houses. When they call me they tell me how bad they feel
and that all they want is to feel good. The very rich people that call us tell me about the fancy dinners they eat, all the massages they get, etc. They buy expensive
cooked processed foods at the health food stores and even have private chefs. This is all good until they get sick. Once they get sick none of this means anything to them
anymore. I've found that the people that have the most money have the hardest time becoming symbiotic. They have the best doctors in the country and by the time they
call us they are usually under doctors' supervision. I do appreciate the generosity that I receive from those that can give it. This is how I can help the people that need my
help but can't afford it.
I still go to farmers markets and get the fruits and veggies for Free that they throw away since they can't sell them. I also used to go to Mexican restaurants and get avocado pits out of the garbage..(now they just give them to me. The managers just give them to me whenever I call them. They have hundreds of them and they just throw them away!)... and I go to grocery stores and they give me the cantelope seeds and pineapple cores. Grocery stores throw away the pineapple stems. I've found that there is more nutrition and enzymes in that stem once you peel away the green leaves than the entire pineapple itself.The little white stub under the green pineapple leaves has so much enzymes that it can digest food. I make the best cantelope milk in my blender from the seeds and its free.
I also get brocolli stems free. These are the one of the most nutrient rich vegetables you can eat. The middle part is so sweet but most people don't eat them since they just eat the flower part.
I also go to juice bars and get the pulp that they don't use and put the pulp in recipees... such as carrot pulp. You can even make a mock tuna salad out of that pulp. You would not believe how much pulp gets thrown away at a high traffic juice bar. It is very disturbing to me.
I can't stand to hear people saying eating organic is expensive...It doesn't cost me hardly a dime.
All the grocery stores throw their pineapple skins away with so much fruit left on it.. They also throw out the rinds from watermellon (95% of all the nutrition is in the rind). Also.. they throw out the bruised fruits where I am. They would just go in the garbage.. They say they are not allowed to give it to charity since if someone got sick they would sue them.... but once it goes out in the dumpster.... well...that is another story.
Sometimes the stores will tell you they have to throw the food away due to getting sued. They would rather throw it in the dumpster rather than giving it to a charity that could use the bruised or over ripe fruits.
Once its in the dumpster they have never given me a problem. I actaully found an entire case of over ripe cherymoyas. They were in a box and there was around 30 of them.. They were all soft and slihtly over ripe. They had a slight moldy fuzz on the outside which prevented them from putting them on the shelf but when I ate them... they were the best cherymoyas I have ever eaten in my life. I had a few friends over and we all ate them. They go for about 4 to 6 bucks each and were totally free.