Finding luminous places in the wilderness requires sensitivity of our inner feeling (channel) of awareness. There are many ways to increase and diminish the feeling awareness. One of my favorites is by consciously altering the lipid layers (“cell walls”) surrounding the cells of my body. This process occurs naturally, and constantly in direct relationship to our diet and exertion (mental and especially physical activity). By eating foods rich in saturated fats like cheese, milk, avocados, and also peanut butter (mono-saturated fat), etc. cellular lipid layers become thicker with the result of diminished awareness, for it is an insulator and buffers the cells against sensory input, acting as an effective sensory barrier. This is a good condition to be in for city life, around people and electricity or locations of high electromagnetic fields (radio, tv, wi-fi, computers, etc.); it is protective, however, excess consumption of foods rich in saturated fats can lead to obesity.
How can we increase sensitivity? By consuming ultra-poly unsaturated oils (such as the omega 3’s) as found in the following foods: salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies, trout, herring, tilapia, shrimp and krill oil.. For vegetarians: walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, purslane, borage, evening primrose, and the oil of those ocean algaes known to be high in the precursors of omega 3 (DHA). It is important to consume these at meals with less (minimal) saturated fats, because the saturated fats will win preference with the cells and this tends to exclude beneficial effects of ultra poly un-saturated oils. The ultra-poly unsaturated oils are (semi)conductive, due to the many hydrogen ions within the long chains, that can facilitate an increase of cellular awareness and sensitivity (especially within the brain and nervous system).
The cell wall, “lipid layer” plays a major role in cellular communications, into the cell and also between cells. This transparent and invisible layer protects the cells power level, electrolytes and corresponding voltages: it defines life or death for the cell. In his book “Biology of Belief” Bruce Lipton PhD, tells us the lipid layer is the “keyboard” of cellular conscious awareness: it is the primary site of the cell’s conscious intelligent activity, a living interface, and deserves far more recognition and research.
Also, see my previous blogs: Civilization and the rise of Sensory Barriers and Biological Interfaces.
Paul C Adams (c) 2016 updated: 2-24-16