This is a topic that has been on my mind quite a bit since going raw.
We all know that eating raw, whole and living foods is healing.
What I am curious about is how many of us out there come from a background of severe abuse (verbal, physical, sexual or any kind of severe abuse) and so we gravitate towards health and healing, but because we "feel" so much more on raw food than on SAD food (because of numbing affect) that life becomes more difficult and more painful. I am speaking from experience.
I am also wondering if some of us that do come from severe abuse need to sometimes eat cooked food to stop the pain or stop the re-living of the abuse (PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Even though we know that raw and living food is the best for us...sometimes because of what raw brings to the surface it is almost impossible.
I accept in myself that the raw feelings are literally too raw. I do do something about it when that happens...the alternative could very well be suicide.
I hope for those reading this, especially if you do not come from a place of severe abuse, that you be very careful about your comments. Judging those who may post or minimalizing their experience will just add pain.
I am mostly wondering if there are those that struggle with raw, not because of will power or cravings, but because it sometimes becomes to painful.
If you are not comfortable posting, I definitely understand. It took me a long time, many years raw, to even want to bring this topic up.
Gone Raw has been one of the most supportive places that I have found for all those incorporating raw into their lives and so I felt it was the best place to broach this subject.
Much love to you all!