Perhaps you have heard of Quantum Mechanics and the String Theory. These subjects have been on PBS and in local newspapers and magazines describing current scientific theories about the smallest particles of life. The closer scientists look, the more complex the particles. Remember the Atomic Theory in which the atom was considered the smallest particle that existed? Then scientists found particles within the atom, namely electrons and protons revolving around a nucleus. Then they were able to look into the electrons and protons and found a variety of things called quarks and omegas and a hundred other names. Now they are concluding that within them, there are invisible strings of energy, so small that if the atom were blown up to the size of the solar system, a string would be as big as a tree. Almost inconceivable!
Scientists are looking to describe all this in one single mathematical formula. It's difficult to fathom. How can a formula encompass both the visible and the invisible worlds? Will the formula be dictated by what must be seen? Must it be empirical, that is, observable? Will it account for the fact that: EVERYTHING CHANGES?
The formula I have learned is not mathematical, it's intuitive. To me, it is the true Theory of Everything. I have studied the "Order of the Universe" as written in the middle part of the last century by George Ohsawa and taught to Michio Kushi in the 40's and 50's, a macrobiotic teacher and elder from whom I learned starting in 1977. The Order of the Universe described by George Ohsawa is the "Theory of Infinity" and addresses how "Everything Changes." To me, it is the true Theory of Everything. It is the Theory of God, LOVE, Seventh Heaven, Eternity, or whatever name one is inclined to use.
Upon studying The Order of The Universe, it resonates as intuitively correct to me. One example as to how is when we ponder our origins, we realize we came from our parents, that our parents came from their parents, and their parents theirs, and so on, and so on, ad infinitum!
At first it was difficult for me to comprehend the vastness of infinity. Now that I know Everything Changes, I am able to envision infinity in my mind.
This understanding has significantly affected my life. For example, I used to think how horrible it would be to live forever in some terrible situation of no love, divorce, pain, some sickness, some sadness, some loneliness or whatever. However, after learning that everything changes, that this is inherent to everything, I can release, or let go of the past more readily, and more gracefully allow for future changes to occur. This knowledge has helped me thru the darkness of sadness and deep depression to the light of understanding, love, "god," heaven, happiness.
The Order of The Universe or how everything changes can be explained as follows: All living and so-called non-living things change from one form to another. Everything named and unnamed, visible and invisible, exist and change without a beginning and without an end. Everything is infinity, and everything changes from yin and yang, the mutually opposing forces of invisible energy. For example, night changes into day and day into night, summer changes into winter and winter into summer, light changes into darkness and darkness into light, heat changes into cold and cold into heat.
Another great example of how everything comes from infinity and how everything changes is our own evolution. We ourselves as spiritual beings are infinite. Our spiritual essence manifests itself in physical form as a result of the sexual interaction of our parents, inspired by Love, or infinity. A male and female, (yin and yang), experience sexual energy or "synergistic energy exchange", which can result in the miracle of conception in which a sperm is placed into an egg inside a womb. Think how that one cell creature continually divides in the embryonic fluid, grows and, after nine months, leaves a placenta behind and comes out as a baby human being to live in a world of half light and half darkness! This new baby, an ever-changing manifestation of infinity, now dwells in the air world, needs mother's milk (liquid formed from blood) to grow, and eventually solid food ideally from the plant world. Every day the baby changes nutritious food into its blood. The baby grows into an adult, eating every day, having thousands of life experiences, gaining knowledge, having its own sexual experiences, growing older and eventually continues on, leaving the physical body behind, just like a placenta, to rot and decay. At the same time, the spiritual body continues to other light vibrational worlds. It is a miraculous ever-changing process!
To learn more about the life process as well as how to cook the foods that will create optimum health throughout our ever-changing lives, join me in my teleconference classes on Thursday evenings. To find out more about these classes and/or if you have any questions, do give me a call at 617-964-2951.
In the meantime, I invite you to enjoy the following recipes.
Here are two of my favorites during the winter months: Christmas Parsnips and String Beans with Garlic and Almonds.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Bunch of Parsnips
1 Diced Onion
10 Brussels sprouts cut in half
1 Clove Chopped Garlic
1 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
1 Bag of Cranberries
1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Kuzu dissolved in COLD water.
1 splash of tamari
In a LARGE hot cooking pot, sautŽ the onions and garlic in olive oil. Allow to simmer slowly until translucent. Add a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt. Add the Julienne Parsnips. Add the cut in half Brussels sprouts. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Splash in a dash of tamari. Add the Orange Juice and the Cranberries. When the Orange juice is boiling and the cranberries are popping, add the kuzu, dissolved in COLD water, and cook for a few more minutes.
Serve this delicious and colorful meal anytime of the year.
STRING BEANS WITH GARLIC AND ALMONDS:
2 handfuls of string beans cut in half
2 cloves of minced or diced garlic
2 cups of sliced almonds
2 teaspoons of sesame oil
In a hot skillet, add the sesame oil and the diced garlic, and simmer a minute or two. Add the string beans and cook for a few minutes until the string beans are al dente. Add the sliced almonds and simmer for a minute or two. SERVE.
David Snieckus is a graduate of the world-renowned Kushi Institute and has been practicing Macrobiotics since 1977. His passion is to share his knowledge and experience and invoke self-awareness in others so that they may experience optimum health and happiness. For more information on Macrobiotic consultations, cooking classes, catering services, (including for retreats) and community dinners, contact David Snieckus at (617) 964-2951 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org