Fruit of Life is:
1. It's about giving back to the earth what our contribution was always meant to have been. Health, happiness and beauty.
2. It's about practicing the very essence of why we're here on this earth as a community.
3. It is about understanding that the time has come to silently start doing what we always knew we were meant to do at a personal level, at the level of the family and at the level of the community. Not just talk about it.
4. We are the only creature on earth that craves happiness.
4. We have failed to understand that the only way we can get that happiness is by giving it to others, not by hoarding it.
5. We gain happiness for ourselves in many ways:
a) through the food we eat.
b) through the things we do through the day.
c) by being grateful for what we have.
6. We gain happiness by what we share with our family.
a) contributing food to the family.
b) contributing shelter to the family.
c) by physically demonstrating your love for them.
d) by physically beautifying their environment i.e planting a garden, painting the house, getting things that beautify the shelter and the areas around the shelter.
7. We gain happiness by contributing to our community by:
a) contributing to create an environment of health and security.
b) contributing to their environment of perineal and social wisdom.
We AIM for:
a) Providing the eternal wisdom of health by understanding that our bodies were never designed to consume or digest processed food i.e. food that has been chemically preserved or cooked.
b) Understanding that if we actually went back to eating fruits and some vegetables as we were meant to, agriculture would stop and trees and forests would come back.
c) understanding that, if all of us were as healthy and as strong as we were potentially capable of being, we would actually realize that most things what we consider necessities of life are actually huge drains of our energy and time. How much of your time, energy and relationships does it cost you to maintain your wardrobe, house, car, kids education, cell phone, land, looking good in the community etc?
d) understand that if you were a really contented, healthy person whose family was totally enraptured by you, their environment and themselves, would you actually go through the pain of unnecessarily maintaining all these things?
e) understanding that if your community was a contented, healthy, happy and secure community, would you go through all the trouble of maintaining all these unnecessary trivials?
I'm saying, start at the beginning. Understand how your body works, it's potential, and and how to start tapping into that potential. Start with the food you eat so that you at least have the energy to start thinking about change and and actually contributing to the environment. Start by eating as much unprocessed food as possible. Your body is a self curing machine. See how fast it will reach it's physical and mental potential. Then pass on that health to your family and friends. Then create your own environment of security, health and happiness by investing in the environment. Start by planting fruit, nut and hetrees wherever you can, one at a time.
h) Before you do any of this, first understand how your body works, what it craves for and when it craves for it. You don't want to mis-use or mis- treat the unprocessed food you eat. You want to eat it in a manner that will benefit you to it's full potential.
So, the Fruit of Life is a Cooperative which provides the following services:
1. Diet Workshops and Online classes:
We teach people to eat in a manner which will ensure a) they gain maximum energy from their food b) be free of sickness and disease c) understand how we inadvertently end up poisoning our own bodies because of a lack of understanding of what it needs to keep itself well d) creating support systems where groups will help each other to stay healthy.
2. Diet Holiday Packages:
We take people on holiday to various beautiful destinations where we teach participants a) to eat in a manner that they will gain maximum energy from the food they eat b) to experience life giving food in all its glory c) to do things with all that extra energy that they had only dreamed about till now d) to plan how they will support each other to stay healthy e) to practice various exercise forms which will ensure their optimum health.
3. Heat-less Kitchens:
We shall be getting into a new-age restaurant business. The dishes on the menus shall be created without using any heat. No processed food!
Through this Fundraiser, we intend the following.
4. Fruit n' Forest Plantations:
Time to undo what we've done! The project shall use the funds at it's disposal to plant fruit trees, herb trees and indigenous trees and shrubs. The fruits and berries recovered from this project shall be donated to NGOs who have education or nutrition programs for children.
5. Carbon Credits:
We shall use the carbon credits earned by our projects to fund fruit n' forest plantations.