June 29, 2009


In connecting back to nature and natural living, one has to acknowledge a simple truth... that life on earth is fed by the sun! Sunlight is the love that nourishes the living essence of life.

Yet as I sit and write this under florescent lights, I can't help but ask myself, how often in our busy modern culture do we feel the healing warmth of sunlight on our bare skin? And how can we take in more of this essential light, this living essence?

A wonderful way to experience more of nature's love and sunshine is simply to add more of it into your diet. Fruits are full of living sunshine nutrients in the form of phytonutrients and antioxidants. They are a wonderful source of natural, healing sunlight! Why? Because fruit trees soak up more hours of sunlight than any one of us do in a year's time.

Think about it...

At an average of 10 hours of daylight each day, oranges can take up to 10 months to grow and fully ripen, absorbing nearly 3000 hours of direct sunlight per fruit. That is a lot of sunshine!

This is nature's gift to us in it's purest form, so colorful and sweet. Fruits are truly nature's candy, full of living nutrients and sunlight. This also holds true for sun kissed leafy greens that use chlorophyll to take in the energies of the sun via photosynthesis.

So have yourself a tropical fruit picnic on a sunny afternoon, add a few greens and indulge in your bowl of sunshine!


  1. Mila,

    Thank you for this article. One thing I do that I really enjoy is setting one gallon of distilled water in a clear glass bottle in the morning sunlight for at least an hour every day to absorb the sun's loving energies. This way I have more than enough drinking water every day. I find this sun-prepared water to be very relaxing and delicious.

    Peace be with you,

  2. What a lovely idea! I will most certainly give it a try ;-)

  3. Great visuals. Having grown up in the midwest, I never saw oranges growing on trees like you have posted.

    How wonderful that trees soak up the sun all day every day.

    The sun is amazing.

  4. Oh man, I hear ya girlie! I am so sun deprived all winter, but in the summer, Im outside as much as possible, soaking up the sun and heat! Im SOOO glad the heat has arrived up here! :)



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