Friday, January 30, 2009

My reason for choosing Raw Foods

So many people ask me why I have chosen the Raw Food lifestyle. It is because I feel a closer & a more pure connection to Creator! Therefore making the rest of my life balanced and fulfilled.

I am one of those who have seen the movie The Secret, Louis Hay's work, and know the Abraham teachings. Well today I made an important link to thoughts, emotions, physical wellness, and "success". It all linked up inside me on how to work with my emotions. Which can be strong during the detox period for someone who used to use food to hide within.
When I have a negative emotion it comes directly from a negative thought. Which is just the ego and realizing this helped me to continue with the inner work I already do. I strongly believe in not taking the ego seriously. So when Jesus says choose again, all I have to do is change my thoughts and then allow the positive energy & emotions that come with those thoughts flow through. To be healthy and joy filled all I have to do is choose it! Right now! Just choose it. It is that simple.
A MAJOR important step in being able to let go of negative energy, thoughts, & emotions is to support the body with soul nourishing nutrition. My body is just another form of energy. So what I put in & on my body directly affects my state of wellbeing. There is not one thing that does not carry an energy. All though everything in truth holds the peace of God and is pure. All of creation holds this truth. But when something is processed and taken from it's original source and has the original source energy cooked, squeezed, chemicalized, processed, polished and anything else that can fit in there it starts to densen it's physical energy. This holds true for furniture, people, animals, food, plants, & cloths. An example is a wooden chair. It was connected to source when it was alive as a tree and flowing with nutrients, power, & lifeforce. Then it gets cut from it's roots, stripped of it's bark, cut down, most often chemicalized, cut down some more, then has metal banged into it, then stained and polished[with chemicals]. While the chair is not of a low vibration sitting there looking pretty, and strong enough to hold a human. It is not as vibrant, and lifeforce filled as it was when it was still a tree.
We can still connect to the pure truth of the tree through the chair, but it takes more work. Eating raw foods makes it easier and a clearer channel to release negative emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. I am not clouded by chemicals, pollutants, and dense food. Raw & living foods support my spiritual reality by making a clearer physical reality to support me. I want to live as pure love and live as the peace of God.
I know that I can still eat whatever I want, lather my body in chemical lotions, soaps & products & still reach this place. I am simply choosing the path in the forest that doesn't have poison ivy and an easier walk through. I have a choice and I am making it in every moment. To live healthy, happy and holy.
This is what Raw & living foods is for me. A clearer connection to Source and through that I can live in abundance.

Love Always

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chia Seeds

This past Sunday I had a friend come over and she started to tell me about a Super food called Chia Seeds. They sounded so healthy and she definitely had my interest peeked. I knew I would look them up later and read more about them. Then just "by chance" she happened to have a bag[sandwich bag] in her purse. She was so sweet and gave me the bag. She also told me how to prepare them. When Sherry handed me the bag my body INSTANTLY reacted. I felt a sweeping energy come over my body and I could feel how my body was telling me that this is something it would require for better health. They have a high vibration and my body was giving me the wisdom to know about this beautiful little seed without words or an intellectual knowing. I also learned to tell the difference between the seeds wonderful vibration and the vibration my body was telling me about requiring it. Just because the seeds have a high vibration and are healthy does not mean that my body required it's nutrition at this time. I loved learning this difference. I also loved knowing that these seeds came to me effortlessly and my body is doing well with them. How effortlessly they came to me is also a signpost of my nutritional "need" for them. Trust in our loving universe and you will be provided for.=-) Watch how the miracles of synchro-destiny manifest in your life.
Here is some info on Chia Seeds form Andrew Weil, Md
Here is a couple of links to purchase them. Also check your local health Food store. Find out if they have been processed in any way before you purchase from the Health Food Store. That is why I sometimes prefer to buy from Raw web-sites. They provide lots of info before you purchase.
Thank you Sherry for your giving heart!

What are Chia Seeds?

Answer (Published 5/15/2006)
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. You may have seen chia sprouts growing on the novelty planters called Chia Pets, but historically, the seeds have been the most important part of the plant. In pre-Columbian times they were a main component of the Aztec and Mayan diets and were the basic survival ration of Aztec warriors. I've read that one tablespoon was believed to sustain an individual for 24 hours. The Aztecs also used chia medicinally to stimulate saliva flow and to relieve joint pain and sore skin.
Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. And it has another advantage over flax: chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don't deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. And, unlike flax, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body. Chia seeds also provide fiber (25 grams give you 6.9 grams of fiber) as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.
Another advantage: when added to water and allowed to sit for 30 minutes, chia forms a gel. Researchers suggest that this reaction also takes place in the stomach, slowing the process by which digestive enzymes break down carbohydrates and convert them into sugar.
Chia has a nutlike flavor. You can mix seeds in water and add lime or lemon juice and sugar to make a drink known in Mexico and Central America as "chia fresca." As with ground flax seeds, you can sprinkle ground or whole chia seeds on cereal, in yogurt or salads, eat them as a snack, or grind them and mix them with flour when making muffins or other baked goods. I find them tasty and an interesting addition to my diet.
Chia is undergoing something of a renaissance after centuries of neglect. It was a major crop in central Mexico between 1500 and 900 B.C. and was still cultivated well into the 16th century, AD, but after the Spanish conquest, authorities banned it because of its close association with Aztec religion (Indians used the seeds as offerings in rituals). Until recently, chia was produced by only a few small growers, but commercial production has resumed in Latin America, and you can now buy the seeds online and in health food stores.
Because of its nutritional value and stability, chia is already being added to a range of foods. Research has shown that adding it to chicken feed makes for eggs rich in omega-3s. Feeding chia to chickens enriches their meat with omega-3s; fed to cattle chia enriches milk with omega-3s. Chia can also be added to commercially prepared infant formulas, baby foods, baked goods, nutrition bars, yogurt, and other foods. Another bonus: insects don't like the chia plant so it is easier to find organically grown varieties. I expect we'll soon be hearing much more about chia and its health benefits.
Andrew Weil, M.D.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I Am

My body has had a cold now for the last 4 days. Through eating 100% Raw Foods I have been learning to listen to my bodies wisdom. It is much like a computer that has an entire system that has an intelligence. I sat today and asked my body, why are you sick? What are you trying to tell me. I would like to share the wisdom it shared. That every fraction of a second we are creating new cells and you have rapidly increased the life force of the cells that you are creating by putting life filled foods into your body. So in turn the old cells that are falling away are giving the body the illusion of not feeling well. The old cells are of a lower vibration and are much more obvious now because you now know the contrast.

Then I started to think about this while still staying connected to the wisdom that my body is giving. Although my body has been sick my spirit is feeling stronger and I am able to still do Yoga with strength. Now that I have been eating this way now for a while, the stronger life force cells are more prominent than before and giving my body less time for actually feeling run down. So I am still releasing the old cells while rapidly producing healthy vibrant new cells. So the choice that I am making when I do the yoga ,& simply living is to pay attention to the I Am. Instead of the I am sick. While still continuing to support the body with living foods. Living foods creates living bodies. Which for me creates a stronger, clearer, connection to the I Am. The oneness is integrating; not just into my awareness spiritually but also into this vehicle[my body] because it is not separate from this "spiritual oneness". There is no distinction. It is a beautiful harmonic dance with God as the lead partner. =-). I am in love & how may I serve......
Love Always

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My fingers to Yours

~~~~~ Important Post ~~~~~

Trying To Save Fingers All Over The World

If you need to talk on the phone while you are chopping your beautiful Raw Veggies. Then please use the speaker phone! Or just hang up or wait until you are done talking.

Please! Please! Please!

On behalf of all fingers we thank you for keeping the peace in kitchens nation wide.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yoga & Strength

Today is Day 47 and as of this morning I have lost 17lbs. in these 47 days. That is a nice perk to going Raw. I am loving how strong and flexible I feel since I have become 100% raw again. I did Hatha Yoga today and I was able to do & stay in the poses with strength and balance with much more ease. I have been doing Yoga again regularly now for about 2 weeks. When I first went raw[47 days ago] my body felt really weak and emotionally was going through a lot. Detoxing is not always fun=-) But powerful spiritually and physically. So I went from doing Yoga once or twice a day to once a week. I just was not feeling physically strong enough and lacked the ambition. I felt a little guilty but my body just did not feel up to it. Looking back on it I AM SO HAPPY I listened to my bodies wisdom and didn't push myself. My body was already going through a lot and healing itself. Releasing a lot of toxins. If I had pushed myself I could have worn my body down instead of allowing it to regenerate itself.
I have been doing Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga now for about 10 months now. Before I went 100% Raw this time around I was having a harder time in the poses and my balance was starting to get shaky. I was doing an AM & PM session as part of my sadhana. Now I am back to doing it at least once daily and working way back to twice daily. Now that I have allowed my body to come into it's own strength again I am doing better than ever. The strength, flexibility, and balance are much more improved. I can also move in and out of each pose with more Grace.
Our bodies are always letting us know what it requires. This is becoming an amazing journey of learning my bodies wisdom. Which is becoming my strongest tool in the world to let me know what is going on around me and my part in it. I love to drink a green smoothie after a nice Yoga session. I can feel it feeding my body all it needs. Today I put Kale, dandelion greens, spinach, Green powder mix, lemon juice, apple , papaya, Kelp, Bee pollen and coconut oil. Yum and very nourishing.

Loving You Always

Monday, January 19, 2009

Musings on being 100% Raw Vs. partial Raw

Yesterday and today have been interesting! I am very happy about all the Raw foods the kids have been eating. Ethan[5] is asking for carrots skin and all. He Loves them. Isabella[7] announced today that she is now a Rawfoodist=-} Emerald[12] thinks we are all crazy[hehehe]. Then after 10 minutes of Isabella being happy she started to realize all the cooked foods that she loves that she will miss. Then I told her she could do an 80% way and that soothed her mind. But then I started to think about it.......... She reacted the way so many of us do when we think about going to a Raw food way of life 100%. I know I had those same thoughts 2 years ago. That's why it took me a year and 1/2 to go 100% from when I first learned of Raw foods. Going 100% is the best choice for me at this time. Physically, emotionally and spiritually. So what is important is that we listen to our bodies wisdom, and not the voice of the ego. Our body knows what it wants to eat if we go quiet inside and "listen". So for some it might not be 100% and an 80% way would be best & eating cooked whole grains in their diet during the winter could be best. What is best is to listen to your own intuitive wisdom and do what our most psychic tool, OUR BODY, is telling us. If we get stuck in what books and experts tell us is best then we are still giving our power to another source. It is important to take the wisdom of these wonderful experts and incorporate them into our way of life. But ultimately us and our bodies are the true wisdom to listen to.

This is how I have grown from being 100% Raw. Now that I can so clearly see what my body is telling me to eat and what the "little me" is telling me to eat. I can make a more conscious choice of when and what I eat. Sometimes I fall into the voice of the ego, little me, and will have something Raw that my body was not telling me, but this is how I am learning how decipher the different voices. The voices telling me to eat cooked foods I just meditate on and release or breath through it,or have something Raw. Those voices are not telling me to eat soul supportive and body nourishing foods. This time around I have not caved into those. I see them for what they are. It is my body releasing the toxins of these cooked foods and it is just my body telling me this. Many voices and learning which one is my ultimate truth. This is a very enlightening journey for me. Being 100% Raw is my path to getting more clarity on what voices are which. I'm Loving It!

Love always

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hello & welcome

I am Happy Today to be starting a Raw Food Blog. Here we can share and talk about Raw foods and all the life changes that happen around eating Raw Foods. All things shift and change, relationships, your body, emotions, your connection to Source & your interests. Mostly what changes is how you are connected to all of these aspects of your life. Seeing them clearer and feeling more peace with what is.

I am on Day 44 100% Raw. I am finding a decreased need for food. My body is full easily and nurished much sooner. Which leaves me to deal with the emotions and aspects of myself that want's to overeat or make food choices[raw] that my body is not telling me it needs. So my awareness is brought to all of this for healing and moving forward in my journey. I am learning to listen to my body's wisdom day to day. This does leave you emotional at times. Because when you are no longer stuffing the "truth" away with food it is up in your face to be released. This is such an enlightening journey and I am happy that I have started it.