I have spent the last seven and a half months living at “Living with the Spirit”. When I first arrived, I had spent over seven years and thousands of dollars trying to regain my health and to feel good. In spite of working with 4 nutritional specialists, trying numerous diets, taking over $500 a month on “designer supplements”, going to dozens of doctors and alternative healers, I was not improving and I was only feeling more hopeless and depressed. I was ready to totally give up.
Before I came to Living with the Spirit, I had been searching for a center where I could do a totally raw fruit diet in Mexico and Southeast Asia. I was looking for a center such as this, but could not find one that I felt good about. I knew that if I tried to start and continue a totally raw fruit diet on my own, I wouldn’t make it.
When I met Sara and Simba, I knew that I had found what I was looking for. The time I spent with Sara and Simba was very challenging at first. I had been living on a standard western diet high in meat, dairy and wheat for all my life and drinking coffee, eating sugar and processed foods also. When I moved into Living with the Spirit, I gave it all up the day I moved in.
I totally transitioned to a totally raw fruit diet in one week and gave up coffee at the same time. When you go from a standard diet to totally raw fruit, it brings up a lot of really painful old emotions and at times it can be overwhelming. Many days I just stayed in bed except to eat and go the bathroom and somedays, getting a massage was the only thing that got me thru. Under Simba’s guidance I started working out over an hour a day. Under Sara’s guidance, I learned about nutrition and raw fruit.
Sara and Simba were very helpful and supportive when I really need the support. They helped me get thru this at times very challenging journey. They are very compassionate and genuinely care about helping people that come to them. They truly walk the walk to restoring health and well being on all levels.
The healing I have experienced while here was a very deep healing on all levels of mind, body and spirit. I have learned to really start living in the moment and start doing things that I really love to do as an important part of my healing journey. I have also learned to choose to be happy in this moment in spite of how I feel or what is going on in my life. I have learned to be very grateful for my amazing life and for this opportunity.
About one month ago, I started feeling better than I have felt in a long time physically and emotionally. My brain fog has decreased over 70% and my happiness has increased over 80%. I am so grateful, because, after almost giving up hope of ever feeling better, I can finally put this search for healing to bed and start living a life that I love and saving a ton of money.
I am leaving Living with the Spirit in a few days feeling so much better and more optimistic about my life and my future. I am moving to a small fishing village on the coast of the gulf for Thailand. It is paradise, with the ocean, miles of quiet beaches, islands, and surrounded by mountains. I will continue my raw fruit diet and my healing journey there and I am really excited. I know that I am ready for this new chapter in my life and I am so grateful for the time I spent at Living with the Spirit and Sara and Simba for all the help and guidance I have received. I can finally say I am living my dream.
Steve Deweese DC
We also received this update from Steve one month after him checking out from the house:
“Dear Sara and Simba:
I wanted to write you and tell you just how much I appreciate both of you for all you did for me. In someways, you saved my life.
When I first came up to Chiang Mai and met you, I was tired, in pain, discouraged, depressed and feeling hopeless. I wasn’t happy about myself, my life or my future. I had practically given up on the idea of ever feeling good again.
You talked to me, invited me to come to your center and participate in your program. It took a huge leap of faith to make that decision, but looking back on it, it was the best decision I have ever made.
Going thru the detox process was one of the hardest things I have ever done on all levels and I know I wouldn’t have made it without your help or your support.
There were many times I just wanted to stop and go back to the life I knew before, but, because of your caring, guidance and sometimes tough love, I was able to hang in there until I started feeling better.
I feel like in some ways, you orchestrated me going down to Dolphin Bay for 10 days, because you knew it was what I needed.
When I thought about going, I had a lot of fears and resistance, but I really felt like I needed to get to the ocean. When I got down here, all the pieces came together and I could truly see and feel how I had changed and how I finally felt so much better. I realized that I could truly live a life that I loved.
I am now happier and at peace than I have been in years. Perhaps my entire life.
I so much appreciate both of you for all your help and encouragement.”