Aliyah Washington's criss-crossing journeys for healing and truth have led her to embrace alow-fat raw food dietand marked change in perception that sparked an engaged meditation practice. These lifestyle changes have allowed the 29-year-old Canadian, who now lives in Ubud, a town outside of Bali, Indonesia, to triumph over almost a lifetime of illness and ascend in spirituality. Aliyah is now helping others around the world to turn on the bright lights within themselves and inspire them to reach their maximum potential on their website.PerceptionTrainers.com, and through themYoutube KanalandAliyah Mystery School.
Aliyah Washington suffered from poor health from birth
Born in the small town of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Aliyah Washington was born ill. "At delivery, they found I only had two tubes in my umbilical cord instead of three," she said. "Which prompted the doctors to make sure I had all the internal organs one was supposed to have. Luckily I had all my parts intact, but I was small, cold and had to be placed in an incubator for the first few hours of my life.”
Aliyah Washington suffered from colic and frequent ear infections as a baby. At the age of 3 she suffered from eczema all over her body, which continued to plague her with colic. Aliyah also suffered from chronic stomach pains, skin problems, asthma, frequent colds and flu, and chronic stress. "I was a six-year-old that my mother sent to a careers counselor because I was so tense," she said.
Aliyah Washington was also "incredibly emotionally sensitive" and felt responsible for the happiness and well-being of others. Describing herself as "deeply religious" throughout her childhood, Aliyah said in a video that she began inquiring about God and heaven at the age of 1, even though neither of her parents were religious.
"In most families, it's the parents who drag the kids to church, but in my home I was the driving force," she said. "I would spend hours at night alone in my bed crying over the pain I was seeing in the world, wondering why I couldn't fix it and praying endlessly for God to show me how to end the suffering that was afflicting me surrounded.”
In short: Aliyah Washington
Here's a snap of Aliyah Washington's favorites:
- Fruit:I must sayDurian, but if I can have more than one fruit, star apples and mangosteens are my other "can't do withouts".
- Buch: The Peace Gospels of the Essenes.
- Film: The sound of music.
- Album:I love gong and Tibetan bowl music.
- Place on Earth:Wherever I am! I always think I've found heaven and then we move and I stand corrected.
- Something to do:Talk, think and write about the meaning of it all.
A seeker, Aliyah Washington, is being sought for answers
At 12, Aliyah Washington quickly spouted her first juice, determined to "hear the voice of God," she said. “I was essentially in a constant state of prayer and meditation, constantly studying human behavior and wondering why things were the way they were. I was the kid that everyone came to with all their problems - I can't even count the number of times students and teachers came to confide in me - even when we weren't friends. I always seemed to have an answer, too. That was the magic part of it. My connection to the mystical realms was very real and very strong from the start.”
Aliyah Washington gained significant weight in junior high and by the age of 14 was spending most of the year on a couch due to physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. "I had high blood pressure, my hormones were out of whack [and] my stomach issues had progressed to full-blown colitis," she said. "I had a chest infection that lasted most of the winter and most days all I could do was sit and stare out the window. I was lonely, depressed and listless. I felt like I had nothing of value to offer to the world as I had spent my entire life seeing everyone around me suffer without being able to do anything about it.”
Aliyah Washington also suffered from enormous conflicts. She's faced bullying from friends and even adults throughout her life — and it affected her feelings about herself. "Being so emotional and so incredibly intense was something that most people didn't like," she said. "I was constantly told by everyone in my life that I was too loud, too loud, too intense, too emotional, and that I had developed a serious case of self-loathing. Being called a "prophet" when I was young, I would often tell people things about what they were doing and how it would work that they didn't want to hear. Many wanted my insights until they hit a nerve. Then they wanted to blame and shame me. ... I hated everything about me.
"...It wasn't very fun being here as all I really cared about was deep conversations, getting to the bottom of things and discussing the universe — not exactly the life of the party," she said. "I desperately wanted friends and family to love me, but I had no way of making myself acceptable."
Aliyah Washington begins her healing journey
When Aliyah Washington received the diagnosis of her ovarian cysts, she reacted immediately and wanted to heal herself. It was 2003 and she was 15. “I felt like maybe, just maybe, since I couldn't change my personality and my feelings and couldn't 'make fun' of myself, that if I could just make myself skinny I would be loved. " She said. "My body was so broken in my eyes, so sick and now it was fat - and since there was nothing else I could do about myself, my body became public enemy number one. I truly believed that if I could only get thin and healthy, I could hear God, get all my answers, have friends, and save the world."
Aliyah Washington initially followed a high-protein diet, cutting out processed carbohydrates like grains and sugar, and eating only meat, fruits and vegetables for six months. She lost 20 pounds. Over the next three years, she tried countless diets, including the Blood Type Diet and Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover. Aliyah also started with sports to the point of "addiction". "I was able to fix some of my health issues, but physically I wasn't much better than before I started dieting," she said.
In Aliyah Washington's Nutrition Research, she stumbled across an article online about people eating only raw foods. She printed out the article and showed it to her mother. "We both looked at it and were like, 'These people are crazy!'" she said. "But secretly in my heart I felt like this was an answer for me. When I entered 11th grade in 2006, I felt an intuitive calling to become a vegan. ...I became 100 percent vegan overnight, and it was amazing. I felt so happy, so connected, so on the right track. I devoured cookbooks, made recipes, and indulged in loads of sweet potato fries, miso sauce, and meatless "meatball" sandwiches on sprouted grain bread and buckets of hummus. … I felt better mentally and had less abdominal pain physically, but my health was far from good. I felt like I was close to the answer, but I still wasn't there."
Despite some advances in mental and physical health, Aliyah Washington was mired in self-loathing. "My obsession with my body, with my health, with my weight, with food and exercise had reached quite an extreme level here," she said. "I was a very busy student, getting good A's, being in every dance show, musical theater show, and drama performance in and out of school, working a part-time job and still somehow managing to maintain a social life, I still managed, most of the time thinking about how much i hated myself.
"I kind of lived a double life," she continued. "On the surface, I was a 'normal' student, doing well. Inside I was a lonely, sad, desperately searching mystic who had no other way of controlling my impulse to cry and run from the world than to control my food intake. I loved and hated food - it was both my escape and the cause of all my suffering. I felt like there was a connection between my physicality and my spirituality and a connection to answers and God, but I wasn't sure what that connection was or how it was supposed to play out.”
Aliyah Washington eats raw vegan
In the summer of 2006, Aliyah was 17 years old reading WashingtonRaw food from the real worldthroughMatthew KenneyandSarma Blackcockand decided never to eat cooked food again. She also readNutrition for a New AmericathroughJohn Robbin, which confirmed what she believed about being vegan. "This is a theme in my journey: I usually intuitively make changes to my life and then read about the who, what, where, when and why afterward," she said.
Aliyah Washington bought a dehydrator andChampion Juicerso she could make raw granola and banana "ice cream." "For the next six months I felt free," she said. "Freed. My stomach pain stopped. I had energy for the first time in years. I felt free to eat - all the restrictions, diets, having to "master" myself. I seemed completely relieved with this transition. All the compulsive dieting and eating stuff just seemed to melt away and I was able to just relax and enjoy.”
Aliyah Washington graduated from high school six months early in 2007. When she turned 18, she boarded a plane bound for New Zealand Bible School. The school should have provided her with a raw vegan diet, but upon her arrival the entire staff had turned around. Aliyah worked out an agreement where the school would provide some fruit and veg while she stocked up on the rest. "That's how I stumbled into the world of low-fat raw food," she says. “Without a dehydrator or access to a kitchen and in a pretty rural part of Auckland, New Zealand, there weren't many ways to make raw granola.Nut cheese, dips, spreads or even salad dressings. My diet shifted to a diet based almost entirely on fresh fruits and vegetables.
"Then halfway through the term, the principal found out what I was doing and he told me straight to my face that my diet was 'of Satan' and that I should stop immediately and eat like everyone else," she said . "He made me eat a piece of cake in front of everyone. They took away the money they gave me and that should mean the end of my raw veganism. During that time, I think I was the most depressed I've ever been in my life. Being so far from home, not being able to connect with my fellow students, wanting to hear God so badly, and feeling even more separated than ever left me feeling hopeless from who I didn't even know it was possible for a human to feel. I remember once lying on my bed, starving, with nothing to comfort or distract me, and feeling like if I could survive this, I could survive anything. This was the first time I "surrendered" to not knowing - and it was the catalyst for my subsequent awakening."
The principal underestimated Aliyah Washington, who ended up skipping breakfast; eat inApple,Orange,Bananaand a handful of spinach for lunch; and more fruit for dinner. She remained completely raw for the last five weeks of her stay. "During that time, while I certainly wasn't eating anywhere near enough, I actually felt great," she said. “My digestion was better than ever, my skin was completely cleansed and I lost weight. I returned home 10 pounds thinner in April 2007 with a whole new set of trauma and a whole new level of willpower and determination.”
Aliyah Washington struggles with anorexia
For the next 18 months, Aliyah Washington struggled with anorexia. "Being forced to starve while in New Zealand taught me to finally control my intake and I drove with that," she said. "I've lost significant weight, reduced my diet to almost nothing, and thought about my body and diet all day and night. ... I had no way of coping with life and my sensitivities to everything. I hated myself so much and felt like I was doing nothing. Dieting and anorexia were actually the two things that kept me alive during this period of my life. They gave me something to live for. Something to focus on. To feel that I had something to say. They helped me hide all aspects of myself and my personality that had been so deeply rejected by others throughout my life. It was a prison, but also a security.”
Aliyah Washington admits to denying she has anorexia. She struggled to convince others that she was eating healthily and restricting calories for longevity. During this time she earned a diploma as a holistic nutritionist. "I got up early, went on the treadmill, read my nutrition books, went to work and didn't eat all day, came home for some more exercise, ate a small dinner and did it again the next day," he said she said. "I was completely consumed and obsessed and had almost convinced myself that I was fine staying like this forever. I was officially diagnosed at the age of 19 and told my heart, liver and kidneys would be shut down. I denied I was as ill as they told me. Then one day, while I was on my daily walk, I heard a voice in my head saying loud and clear, "If you keep doing what you're doing, you're going to die." Or you can choose to get better and you'll have a really cool and amazing life.'"
That day, Aliyah Washington broke her commitment to be 100 percent raw and ate hummus and steamed broccoli. She created an eating plan based on a vegan food pyramid and stuck to her new diet. "I gained 50 pounds in three months and all my old health issues and symptoms came back," she said. “My stomach ache came back, my skin broke out, I was swollen and bloated and constipated all the time. I had done what I was supposed to do to get better, but I felt worse than ever."
Aliyah Washington is making big life moves
In the summer of 2009, Aliyah Washington returned to a low-fat raw food diet and resumed calorie restriction, but despite vigorous exercise, she was unable to lose excess weight. She made some big strides over the next three years, but admits she struggled. She moved out of her family home, moved in with a friend, moved to another province in Canada, left Christianity and explored spirituality in her own way and became independent.
Aliyah Washington got a job asyoung and rawis a holistic nutritionist and develops programs and articles for the website. "I started building a life, but my body broke down," she said. I would spend weeks eating next to nothing, then ate raw treats I made for my boyfriend and sister until I felt like I was going to pop on the weekends. I picked at the food without actually sitting down to eat. I trained obsessively. My health was declining again and it seemed like I just couldn't get anything to walk.”
Aliyah Washington has been diagnosed with low thyroid hormone production. She suffered from annual lung infections that lasted for several months. Her colon function also suffered, leading to chronic constipation. She also faced inflammation and felt constantly sore and swollen. "I was constantly obsessing over my diet, hating my body and seeing it as this broken machine that just wanted to make me suffer, and every bite of food I put in my mouth was a mental struggle," she said. "I was constantly trying to 'fix' my body with food, thinking I should do this or that - never for nothing. I really felt like raw food was the answer, but I haven't been able to crack the code on how to actually make it work."
In Thailand, Aliyah Washington is having a eureka moment
During Aliyah Washington's first trip to Thailand with a friend in 2012, her life changed. She had long wished to spend time in the land of smiles and one day with her partner in a restaurant overlooking the sea, feel the sun's rays on her body and eat the tastiestwatermelonshe had ever enjoyed, there was an "a-ha" moment.
"I had a dream job, freedom like I've never had in my life, and I was so miserable," she said. "I felt terrible in my body and all I could think about was how fat I felt. It was at that moment that I realized I had been struggling with my body and diet for a decade from that day on. And I was right where I had been 10 years before. same weight. Same self hate. Same physical symptoms. It was at that moment that I realized that I might never crack the code to being thin and perfectly healthy. That I had never figured it out [despite] all my trying, so what made me think I would be able to? In that moment, I realized I had two choices: love who I was for who I was, or spend the rest of my life possibly fighting a fight I would never win. Then I put down the sword of self-loathing, sat again in 'ignorance of what to do next' and began to get to know my body and myself. Being ignorant was the source of all the answers that saved me over the next few months and years of my life.”
Aliyah Washington then stopped all forms of dieting and began learning to listen to her body. She started a meditation practice and connected to herself daily. "I came up with tools and techniques to really figure out why I hate myself so much," she said. “I started to recapture and actually process all the painful memories and experiences from my childhood. I began to question my beliefs in a way I had never done before. I started moving from a place where I believed my body was on my side and wanted to be healthy instead of believing it wanted to be sick. I started eating to feel good, not to be skinny. All the binging has stopped. All obsession stopped. I really realized who and what I was and everything in my life changed from there.”
Aliyah Washington adjusted her diet, adding salt and chia seeds and consuming more juices after believing that a strictly low-fat raw food diet, sometimes referred to as the 80/10/10 diet, was not ideal. She still stuck to an all-raw vegan diet as she felt best on raw foods. She also cut back on sports and focused on yoga and walking, activities she enjoyed the most. Nowadays, Aliyah practices yoga every morning after getting up and goes for a walk later in the day. She also likes to dance.
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Aliyah Washington launches the Perception Trainers
After a period away from Thailand, Aliyah Washington moved back to the country for four months, founded her company The Perception Trainers and wrote her first book.The Perception Diet. This book contains the tools she intuitively discovered and used to heal her mind and life. "I had seen by this point that my eating disorder wasn't about food at all — it was about not letting myself be myself because of all my limiting beliefs and being brave enough to be myself even when others were." dislike," she said. "Life has never been the same since."
Aliyah Washington describes Perception Trainers as an extension of herself and her life, what she has challenged, what she has triumphed over and how she lives her life. "A lot of what I know comes from contemplating, observing what others and I were doing that didn't work, finding a different answer, getting those answers, trying it out and then sticking with it if it worked, did it drop it if not," she said.
All along, Aliyah Washington was carried and even inspired by her own suffering and the suffering of others. "I firmly believe that all spirituality - all revelations and revivals - should not only be mystical but also practical," she said. "As above, so below. If we truly see the truth, it should lead to a life experience with less suffering. I have always known that there are 'laws' to how the world works and that our suffering stems from that we reject them. When we awaken, we should really become more harmonious with life. We should be able to see where we are causing our own suffering and how we can alleviate that suffering by changing ourselves. We need to change our beliefs approach with the awareness that when we are not getting the results we want in life, they are often wrong. When we are not, something in our perception has to change first. In this perceptual shift from fantasy to reality, from trauma (how life 'should' work in my opinion) to real reality we find a way of life that can create joy.”
Aliyah Washington has built her life around her passions and rebuilt her relationships
Aliyah Washington created her life to serve her passions and desires and found fulfillment. She has spent "untold hours" meditating, "to really find out who and what I am, and making the changes in my life that needed to be made so that I could feel free within myself," she said. "I've found this connection to God that I've always been looking for through reconnecting with my body and myself, learning to surrender to my emotions instead of trying to get rid of them , and spent a lot of time not knowing.”
Aliyah Washington and her husband are nomads but would like to build a sustainable estate for themselves in the near future. For her work, she does not watch TV and has no connection to media other than Facebook and Instagram. "I've completely transformed pretty much every relationship in my life and my relationship with others," she said.
"I've let my body take the lead and for the last five years healed pretty much everything that was 'wrong' with me through intuitive means, physically, mentally and emotionally," she said. "I seek my answers, follow my guidance, and then generally find the 'book' or 'doctrine' to confirm what I know afterwards."
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An example of this came when Aliyah was reading WashingtonThe Peace Gospels of the Essenesin 2016. She describes herself as "blown away" that it accurately outlined how she had lived her life. "My body took me there on its own," she said. "I'm far from living a normal life. I'm weird on all levels. That's what I found my love for. I have abandoned all conventions in favor of peace and ever-expanding growth and awareness. It's been a tough road and it's taken a lot of courage to give up everything society tells us to be and have, but I wouldn't change a step for the world.
"I know myself, I trust myself and I know that everything I've ever needed or wanted to know is accessible from within and embedded in reality itself - all I have to do is beyond my own limited perception look out,” she continues. "I honor this vessel and know that it is my connecting point to all that is ... [and] the cleaner and clearer it is, the more facilitated it is to express how it wishes to express, the more all things flow for me." . I've learned to embrace my intensity, my emotional charge, and all of my "consciousness," and instead of trying to fix or change these things, I live them fully. I'm in no way saying I'm complete or whole at this point - I know life is a journey that never ends - but I can safely say I'm on the path I came here to do . My body is better than ever in my life. my mind is clear My channel is wide open.”
A raw food diet helped Aliyah Washington heal
When Aliyah Washington completed the 23andMe genetic test and ran her results through Promethease, she learned that she has every "fat" gene a person can have. She has an extremely high genetic predisposition to hypertension, diabetes, Crohn's disease, colitis, colon, ovarian and breast cancer, and low immunity. In addition, all of her female cousins on her father's side had breast, color, or kidney cancer in her old age, with all being overweight or obese and infertile.
"I don't think I 'challenge' my genetics; I think I've set the stage so that my body doesn't have to adapt to living with illness," she said. “Sickness is an adjustment that helps us live outside of conformance with truth and not die instantly. I don't need sickness as I strive for alignment."
Aliyah Washington has completely healed her colon and has no signs of cancer. She also has low body weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. "In fact, for the first time in my entire life, I have an amazing level of health and vitality!" she said. "Today I am healthier and more energetic than I was as a child, as a teenager and as a young adult."
Aliyah Washington credits a raw food diet with helping her move forward in her life journey. "I will always be grateful that I found this path, that this body knew what to do, and that I was wise enough to learn to listen," she said. “I know now that my body was never broken or sick; it just wasn't given the conditions it needed to thrive. I have adjusted everything in my life to facilitate my health and this has opened the doors to my life being aligned on all levels. Everything I sacrificed to be here—all the acceptance and love, all the security and the familiar—was worth it to live connected, whole, and healthy. There is no separation between our physical being and our spiritual, mental and emotional being. You are one.”
Aliyah Washington emphasizes that a raw food diet has given her the power, clarity, energy and ability to change her life on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. "I've been able to heal emotional wounds that have dominated my behavior for years, change my calling, travel the world, and find my freedom in large part due to the electromagnetic nature of my diet," she said. “I don't think any [part of] my life would be possible without transitioning to a living food lifestyle like I have. It made me realize that for many years I was in great emotional pain - there is nowhere to run from your wounds unless you have food to numb you - but this also led to that I had to change my life I feel my connection to the divine is also due to my physical clarity brought about by a raw food lifestyle.”
A zoom on Aliyah Washington's nutrition and supplement practices
On an average day, Aliyah Washington fasts the majority and then has 2 to 3 liters of green juice and a small juice with beets, daikon, aloe and ginger. Afterwards, she enjoys a meal of the single fruit or two fruits that call out to her. She's been drawn to white mangoes in Bali lately, but mangosteens, pineapples and rambutans also catch her eye. Occasionally she will prepare a raw pasta dish with a salsaPineapple,pomegranateand dill. After this fruit meal, Aliyah Washington will eat nori andSaddlery. If she is still hungry, she will eat some dried fruits such asfigsor dragon fruit, "which is overdone here in Bali!" she said.
"Ever since I learned to listen to my body, I've been ordering 'juice, fruit, savory veggies with nori, dried fruit,' for most of the past six years," she said. "I used to need a lot more dried fruit, seaweed, miso and heavier fruits to slow down the detox as my kidneys weren't strong enough to keep up with all the 'awakening' that comes with eating so clean. I have learned over many years of experimentation to moderate the awakening and elimination in my own body.”
Aliyah Washington likes to eat all fruit and says her body tells her what it wants. "That's usually my 'favorite' at that time," she said. “I go through strong phases with fruit. I'll want something for days or weeks, then one day I'll stop wanting that particular thing and move on to craving something else. rambutans,Mangos, pineapple, longans, lychees and watermelon were the fruits that were the most common in the rotation over the years. But I can always grab durian when it's on sale.” 😉
Aliyah Washington particularly likes celery, spinach and romaine with vegetableslettuceand arugula as well as the herbs basil, coriander, dill and parsley. Aliyah doesn't eat a lot of greasy food. "I get the most fat during durian season a few times a year," she said. "Besides, if I eat a lot of dragon fruit or figs, I get fatter than other times when I eat less of these fruits. I've never been one to crave lots of fat; I've always been more into cute things!”
Aliyah Washington supplements with a multivitamin powder containing vitamin B12 and folic acid. "I always felt like I needed the supplement, and then when I took the 23andMe test I found that I have an inhibited ability to convert folate into its usable form, so once again my body was absolutely right!" She said. "I also love to take charcoal, chlorella, cilantro, and other cleansing and detoxifying herbs from time to time depending on what I'm feeling." Lately, she's been using herbs to aid in detoxification.
Aliyah Washington has adopted several positive lifestyle practices
At the top of Aliyah Washington's list of positive lifestyle practices is practicing self-love. Her willingness to tune in to and listen to her body's messages helped her tune in to and listen to her "emotional guidance system."
"To say that I meditate feels strange as this practice of silent contemplation, going in and seeking answers has been a mainstay in my life all my life," she said. "Nonetheless, I have cultivated a more 'official' practice for the past five years, with Kundalini meditations occupying a large place in the practices that serve me."
In addition to Aliyah Washington's yoga practice, she does breathwork and spends a lot of time in nature—in the sun, in forests, and near water. She also enjoys her time in saunas and skin brushing every day.
Aliyah Washington helps change people's reality through the work of perception coaches
When Aliyah Washington woke up, she became more harmonious with life. On her beautiful, extended journey, she found insights into religion, self-help therapies, New Age spirituality, andMartha Beck's andBruce Lipton's work as well as the words of Jesus and Rumi.
"But most of what I know comes from reality itself," she said. "Trying things out. Survey. Doing what I had never done or seen before. I've spent a lot of time trying to really get into my emotions the answer to something "not knowing" - and have brought that to awareness. I've always known that I can know the answers to things from within, so I've spent a lot of time going within! If something is true and real, we shouldn't need anyone to tell us; we should be able to see, know and observe it for ourselves.
"...My mission is simply to see the peak of human potential reached - within myself and those around me," she said. "I hope to facilitate this awakening by being on the path and sharing my journey. People are what fascinates me the most – observing our habits of self-destruction and seeing deeply how and why we hurt ourselves – then learning how to eliminate that pain and suffering through integration is my greatest joy. Verily, suffering was my greatest teacher. I know what I know because of the suffering I've been through and because I've witnessed the suffering of others. I would never undo any of the pain as it was the pain that led the way to knowledge.
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