I really enjoy good and I think that eating is a
joy. I also enjoy listening to cultural music, designing and wearing
colorful clothing, and painting provocative art. I have heard that in
the near future we will feed ourselves through the solar waves of our
local sun, lose our hair, and even wear the same garment. I can see how
this might simplify things considerably, but why would our evolution
require us to abandon customs that are unique to Earth? Isn’t the earth
exceptionally precious as it is, diversity and all?

The Earth is indeed unique, diverse and precious.
Among all other
planets there is no other Earth, just as there is no other you. Our sun
has its own unique characteristics, as does the moon and our solar
system, which serves as both neighborhood and community. The universe is
mysterious, awe inspiring and ever changing. It could never be
described as uniform or commonplace. And the omniverse, well . . . . .

Almost everything that currently resides upon the earth eats,
drinks or consumes something. Some things (beings) even consume
themselves, in a matter of speaking. Does this mean that their evolution
is based upon moving away from diversity and toward uniformity? And if
it does not, are they doomed to extinction? Couched within your question
is a fear that you will somehow lose the individuality that you
inherited from your ancestors and others who proudly carried the banner
of freedom in advance of your generation. You are not alone in this fear
and we will address it a little later, but perhaps we should explore
some of the future possibilities you have listed above first.

Most people largely believe that they must eat to survive, but this is
not entirely true. You must provide your body with necessary nutrients,
vitamins and other organic substances essential to human nutrition.
Among these, sunlight and water are vital to longevity, health and
well-being. People also eat to express appreciation, as part of family
customs, and because it is enjoyable to the physical senses. Humanity’s
historic eating habits have been diverse and have depended largely upon
how food is obtained, stored, used and discarded. Individual, cultural,
social, economic, and religious factors have always influenced people’s
eating habits and continue to do so.

A glance back at Ancient
Greece would show a people practicing the art of "equilibrium eating" or
the desirable middle between two extremes, excess and efficiency. This golden
mean
of eating existed long before today’s food pyramid. The
Greeks favored snacks such as chestnuts, toasted wheat, and honey cakes.
Shall I tell you that some of these were specifically designed to
absorb more than their weight in alcohol? A good (and wealthy) host
would be sure to have these "cakes" on hand to extend the life of a
banquet-like party called a symposium. A similar look back at
Ancient Rome would reveal excessive gluttony, at least within some class
structures and societal echelons. Roman cuisine was influenced by the
enormous expansion from kingdom to republic to empire, which exposed
Romans to new culinary habits and cooking techniques. Interestingly,
beef was not very popular then. Cattle were working animals and their
meat was usually very tough.

Modern eating habits have been
heavily influenced by these early cultures. The three-course meal, for
instance, is Roman in origin and the result of wealthy party givers
wanting to outdo one another. The story is a rich one, but suffice it to
say that the Romans, who had radical ideas on many subjects, eventually
discovered that the human body was not designed for long-term excess.
Known for importing almost everything, wealthy Romans began to import
personal Greek physicians and surgeons who eventually prescribed the
first reduction regimen, or diet. Many Ancient Romans did not
believe in dieting, particularly since starvation was a means to punish
the wealthy then.

Starvation is a result of a severe reduction
in vitamin, nutrient and energy intake. Starvation currently affects
more than 1 in 6 people in the world. Although most cases are in third
world countries, the statistics would nonetheless surprise you, and it
would not be a far fetched idea to take a good look at the community you
live in. Starvation is caused by an imbalance between energy intake and
energy expenditure. This imbalance can arise from one or more medical
conditions, but is more commonly influenced by circumstantial situations
such as famine or poverty.

The most common form of starvation
is malnutrition, best defined as the insufficient, excessive or
imbalanced consumption of nutrients. Among first world nations of the
developed world, one in four people (25%) suffer from one or more
nutritional disorders, conditioned by an under or overabundance in the
diet. Second and third world nations can double and treble these
numbers. Malnutrition poses a grave threat to the world’s health and
those in a position to do something about it should not ignore the
responsibility, not even in the short-term. There is enough food on the
planet to feed its hungry and enough water to keep the thirsty well
hydrated. Humanity would do well to act wisely in this regard and in
favor of those who only have a hollow remembrance of a meal in their
stomachs.

Over time and for a variety of reasons humanity has
experimented with eating or avoiding certain foods and food groups.
Although a large percentage of today’s population consumes beef, pork,
chicken and fish that was not always the case, and is in fact, more
recent than you would suspect. Humanity will continue its interest in
animal flesh in the short term (less than 20 years) but will lessen its
portion size over time as it becomes interested and then accustomed to
more plant-based sources of protein. This will not happen overnight, but
it will seem to. The wiring in your brain will begin to shift from one
way of thinking to another and your palate will follow. In the near
future your sense of smell will become more acute and your sense of
taste will follow. Eyesight and hearing have both worsened during your
recent technological age, but more on that at another time.

And
what of those who wish to nourish themselves by other means, for this
is not a new subject at all. In fact, in every age and every generation
there are those who seek a way apart from the norm regardless of
criticism or ridicule. Those who fill their stomachs with empty foods
will empty their mouths of similar words. And those who study the
science of nutrition and take into account only the visible spectrum
will remain blind to at least half the possibilities. Therefore, it is
best to explore this with new thought receptors. As the name
implies, these new thought receptors allow you to consider subjects that
are in your near future, without comparison to past conclusions,
faulty, incomplete or missing empirical data. In other words, new
thought receptors would not conclude that an idea is impossible or
ridiculous. Why? Because these receptors typically do not follow the
same sequencing path as linear thoughts do. The human brain has amazing
abilities and only a minute amount of these has been tapped thus far.
What the brain can conceive of, the body can most likely do, and when
your brain opens the door to Universal Mind, the possibilities are
almost endless. Those who believe they can sustain themselves through
sunlight and/or pranic forces more than likely can. Their job is not to
convince you of the fact, for that would rob them of vital energy, but
to establish within themselves a deep rapport with every aspect that
depends upon the vital and essential breath.

Inedia,
which literally means ‘to fast’ is not a new concept. Many cultures,
religions and disciplines have examples in their histories with both
substantiated and unsubstantiated accounts of living without food and
even without water. Breatharianism, Sungazing and Vitalism are all
related concepts that maintain that humans can sustain their bodies on prana,
or the vital force inherent in all things. Previously esoteric
practices ascribed only to eastern ascetics, these practices have been
gaining in popularity in the west as well. The last one hundred years or
so has seen a considerable increase in those who endorse and also teach
how to live on the energy given off by sunlight. Science has not
validated these practices and is not likely to for the time being.
Conventional medicine will not lend its support, nor will alternative
practices that separate body and mind from spirit. As of this writing,
there are only a handful of people upon the earth who are capable of
living on light. The majority of these are not terrestrial in origin and
it is doubtful that they would make their differences public. There are
a few living examples who have adjusted to a moderate lifestyle that is
light sustainable, but not in the long term. Some of them would tell
you otherwise, but the days ahead will speak for themselves. The earth
is also the modest and humble host to perfected beings who are able to
manifest energetic bodies of light at will. Their bodies can appear
quite solid, but are in fact isometric; crystalline systems that have
three equal axes at right angles to one another. It is best to think of
these as physical holograms.

Prana, or ‘vital life’, is only
one of five life-sustaining forces that support living beings. Prana
flows through a network of channels that form the structure of the
subtle body. It is commonly associated with the breath, but can also be
found in blood and in other bodily fluids. The auric field has many
energetic sheaths that surround and protect it and one of these is also a
pranic sheath. Prana sustains both the physical body and the
thought-body. It permeates all living things including the Sun, which is
also a source of prana. Some traditions further classify prana into
subcategories that direct its vital energy first through basic currents
and then onto more subtle faculties. It is possible to control the
breath so as to influence and direct the flow of prana. Those who do are
in command of increased physical vitality, mental agility as well as
access to the gateway that exists beyond the transits of the body.
Although the techniques are rather simple they must be practiced and
understood, as it is possible to encounter adverse effects under certain
circumstances. Even ordinary breath is sacred, because at its core is
the same primordial energy as that of the all and the ALL. Controlled or
empowered breath enables a connection to the cosmic forces that can
lead to profound transformation in a human being. Many spiritual
traditions believe that working to establish this link is paramount to
all higher levels of attainment.

Our planet, resplendent with
diversity, reflects light in a variety of unique frequencies and
bandwidths, each offering its own benefits and qualities. Light contains
all colors, which support humanity with subtle, but important
nutrients. Whole or white light is pure and complete. It contains all
colors, wavelengths and frequencies; sunlight does not. White Light and
sunlight are not the same, but the average human would not be able to
distinguish between the two.

Although light is always whole it
does not always reflect its full spectrum, nor is it always absorbed.
Whole Light is a pure and excellent whole food, but it may not sustain
all beings, particularly those who are in the process of transitioning
from one dimension to the next. A candidate who desires to live
exclusively on light would need to transmute any remaining obstructions
or blockages that would otherwise be deflected by whole light. In this
example, the healing properties of full spectrum light would be drawn to
the candidate’s impasse, but the wholeness of white light would not.
Sunlight cannot at this time provide the average human body with all of
the nutrients it requires. It is possible to extract enough pranic force
from sunlight to maintain the body at a low level of life force, but
shorter intervals are suggested and for specific purposes. If you wish
to live on light it is best to busy yourself with your fears and
concerns, because the light will find these first so that it might heal
them, which may not leave enough for you to eat. Without
addressing these issues you would quickly starve and feel that you are
not a good candidate for such an intense program. You may retrain your
body, but you must understand its language first; you must make it your
partner and not deny the requests and messages that it sends to you.

What are the advantages to living on prana? Those who
choose this path must do so consciously, with a favorable disposition,
and at least moderate health. Candidates should be able to guide the
pranic force in sunlight through the breath or through other means to
all appropriate physical and energetic channels. This requires knowledge
of effective breathing techniques, both shallow and profound. Specific
meditations also help to accumulate and store prana. As was said
earlier, few on the planet are able to sustain them selves on prana
alone, however those who do so will not hunger or thirst. Their sleep
requirements will be less and their energy more balanced over extended
periods of time. Those who are exceptionally adept may also be able to
slow the ageing process.

What are the disadvantages to
living on prana?
Without specific and ongoing discipline and
under certain influences, it will be difficult to receive enough
nutrients. Those who fail to connect with the unique dynamics of their
individual needs may not observe subtle changes in the body that
indicate a change is needed. A pranic life is not for everyone and is
not 100% effective given only an average quality of sunlight and air.
Those who disregard the guidance above will find that as the body begins
to rebel, they feel more hungry and thirsty than ever before. Their
bodies will have difficulty in releasing toxins, especially if water is
withheld. Some may believe that they are living on prana when they are
not. In some cases cells, hair and nails will suffer; aging may begin
prematurely and/or accelerate.

Can you imagine a near future
where supermarket shelves are filled with packaged sunlight? What about
pranic breathing chambers? Anti-oxidant rejuvenation environments
infused with oxygenized light? Indeed, plans are already underway for
this and more, but there is no reason to shut down your favorite pizza
parlor yet! Your future is yours to make of it what you will. It will be
diverse enough for those who enjoy cuisine and fine dining, and even
hamburgers and fast food will be around for a while longer. But things
will not remain the same as they are today, because you are changing
faster than your food is changing. Your needs and desires are changing
and those of your body are changing too. Savor the moments that are
yours and those that you are invited to share with others.

Hair
and nails is another subject worth considering. It is interesting to
note that while you fear losing your individual creativity in this
regard, your current choices are somewhat limited, and for the most part
are determined by your genetic heredity. You struggle against this by
chemical and other means and swear that one day you wish to be rid of it
altogether. Nonetheless, and for the sake of discussion, in the further
or mid-future, which is just more than one hundred years from now,
humanity will have less total hair upon its body than it does now. Over
time hair will become a recessive trait and move into a dormant array of
the DNA. This will also affect the hair upon your head, which will grow
in different patterns than it does now. You will not become bald in the
process, at least not by current standards, and as it seen from this
perspective the change will be quite attractive for both men and women.
Your hair will be slightly more uniform in appearance than it is today,
but how it is arranged will remain a matter of choice just as it is
today. There will be styles and stylists to suit every expression. You
may be curious to know that the earliest Egyptians were quite bald and
adorned themselves with many different kinds of headdresses and hats.
Their heads were slightly more elongated than yours and their necks a
little longer, even though they were smaller in stature. They were
beautiful specimens to behold, thus beauty is indeed always in the eye
of the beholder.

Garments and clothing have a long and varied
history upon the earth, influenced as much by climate and the
availability of materials as by culture and fashion trends. Today,
synthetic substitutes have all but replaced the natural skins, silks and
cottons of long ago. There will be a reversal in this trend and those
who advocate an organic and natural lifestyle will make inroads as they
do from time to time and as indicated by the cycles of nature. That
aside, humanity is beginning to envision itself as part of a galactic
family. It is likely that less than forty years from now the first
colonies will settle upon the moon and also upon Mars. As you might
imagine these expeditions will require a completely different style of
dress. The necessary garments will be much thinner than the bulky ones
worn by astronauts today and made of a material that is "married" to its
wearer. These unique garments will be able to regulate the health of
the wearer, including vital statistics and mental balance, and even
pre-determine how long each individual can safely remain in such hostile
terrains. Although these garments will be constructed for first and
second generation space colonies, the fashion industry will adapt and
style them to suit those who favor forward looking styles. Over time,
similar customizable suits will become widely available to the general
population, allowing individuals to program their garments to monitor a
variety of health related functions. Is this a move toward uniformity?
Maybe. Or perhaps it is one of many trends, and one of the ways in which
humanity accustoms itself to change.

You are individual sparks
of light and no two are alike, yet you still struggle against both
poles of diversity and uniformity. You are one family and one day you
will come to terms with the meaning of this. Until then, celebrate your
individual way of life and encourage others to do the same. Offer an
opinion if it is invited, but do not impose your will upon another, nor
judge the decisions they make. The physical earth will continue to
evolve in its own precious ways, celebrating the diversity of life in
every kingdom. My sentience will do the same, welcoming guests from
other worlds, extending words of diplomacy when invited to do so,
offering sanctuary to those who request it, nurturing and protecting all
that is within my reach, and allowing the wisdom of the ALL to guide
all things in their due course and due time.

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