The sun is our largest source of energy and without it life as we know it would not exist. Yet, in almost every sense we do all we can to avoid it. Sunscreen is applied religiously as a protective barrier against harmful UV rays. Sunglasses shield our eyes from the glare when we are driving or spending time outside. While the powerful rays can pose a threat to our bodies, there are people around the world who utilize the sun’s energy to maximize its fullest potential. Sun eating is an ancient practice that embraces the solar energy and focuses on consuming its benefits directly through the eyes.
What is sun eating?
Sun eating (also known as sun gazing) is a practice that typically aligns with spiritual beliefs and has been said to diminish the desire for eating food. The method begins by looking at the sun at times of the day where its harmful rays are at a low intensity. This is typically done during sunrise or sunset. The process starts with 10 seconds of gazing at the sun during the first session and increases by 10 additional seconds each day. The goal is to reach a total of 44 minutes. Once this interval has been achieved it is recommended that you stop sun gazing. Instead, walk barefoot on the Earth for 45 minutes a day to further the process.
Although this is an ancient practice, popularity and interest have grown worldwide. Hira Ratan Manek (HRM), a man who submitted himself to NASA for a study on the effects of sun eating, is well known in the sun gazing community. A group of medical doctors observed Hira 24/7 for 100 days. It was confirmed that he was able to survive through the sun’s energy and small amounts of buttermilk. Those who practice sun gazing today typically follow the HRM method which begins at 10-second intervals.
0-3 months: The method begins by looking at the rising or setting sun for 10 seconds, as previously mentioned. Practitioners should stand on the Earth barefoot with a straight spine. Add an additional 10 seconds as each day approaches. By the end of the three month period, a maximum of 15 minutes will be reached. At this point, the brain is getting more relaxed and tensions begin to disappear.
3-6 months: While continuing to add 10 seconds per day, sun gazers will reach a total of 30 minutes. It is said that this stage heals physical ailments found in the organs such as the heart, kidneys, etc…
6-9 months: After reaching the 44-minute mark, practitioners state no need for food. This is the limit and sungazers should not continue to look at the sun. Instead, the method is continued by walking barefoot on the Earth to further the healing process and send the energy from the pineal gland to its reflective point, the big toe.
How sun eating affects the body:
Those who follow the HRM method report a loss of appetite and claim they are being fed from the sun. Studies show the sun’s energy moving through the hypothalamus tract, a pathway through the retina that leads to the brain. Rather than receiving energy through food consumption that initially converts the sun’s energy, sun gazers opt for the source itself.
It is a six-month process that not only reduces food consumption but is also said to increase confidence, problem-solving techniques, and diminishes disease in the body.
Doctors and eye care professionals advise against looking directly at the sun. Seasoned sun gazing practitioners claim otherwise. While natural remedies are known for preventing disease and illness, it is advised anyone who is interested in this practice have their eyes checked in the beginning as a precaution. If you decide to embark on this journey, be careful and take your time.
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