Friday, January 30, 2009
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.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
~~~~~ 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
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
Yesterday and today have been interesting! I am very happy about all the Raw foods the kids have been eating. Ethan is asking for carrots skin and all. He Loves them. Isabella announced today that she is now a Rawfoodist=-} Emerald 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!