Friday, February 27, 2009

My Shifting Awareness on Medicine

To medicate or not to medicate. That is what has been on my mind the last 24 hours. Being in the Alternative Healing Field for over 6 years now this has been a common subject in my thoughts.

Raw foods has brought me to a new level of awareness on this. If my body is telling me something is wrong then it is most important to listen to what it is saying first and foremost. When it comes to my body I can feel what it is telling me and then use my inner voice as to what action to take. I realized how much I was and society is taught to take medicine first, then feel better and then go about your life. Without ever really looking at the route cause of what is going on. We are not taught to trust our bodies wisdom and that we all hold the knowledge within ourselves. I was taught to give that power away & to trust the people in the white coats. The doctors and lab tech.'s that are testing these medicine's out on animals. So we are putting something in our bodies that is artificially created and then cruelly tested on a another being. To top it off they didn't test it on humans[we can sue] because they were not sure if it was safe. This all seems absurd to me now. Please don't get me wrong, I am soooooooooooooo grateful to these people, animals, and medicine's. They all have their place in the world and I am just bumping along trying to find my place in the world with all that is available. Letting go of old ways that do not feel serving for me & the kids anymore.
My whole life I never heard anyone address the route cause of the symptom. Never had I have someone say to me, look at what you are eating and educate me. It always came with judgment and a lack of sharing the knowledge with me[if they had it]. Look at the toxins and that is what your body is trying to say. I have been taught to work with energy and have been doing that for a long time but never down to the food. What I am putting in my body was hardly ever addressed. Especially growing up. Energy before form, the power of thoughts and all of this is so important and VERY Accurate. But our bodies react to what we eat and drink, strongly! So why don't we start there? Do the energy work and if absolutely necessary a doctor and/or medicine. My life is now about living a life that is naturally about prevention. The power lies within me not outside of me.

With my kids I am trying to get to a place of comfort. I am doing my best but the old conditioning is harder to let go[for me] when it comes to my kids. I was taught that if they have a fever give them Motrin or Tylenol, let them run around and allow them to run down their bodies even more. My instinct is to let the fever run it's course with no medicine. But then I get scared of harming my Angels. I have come to a place of slowly seeing what happens. Now I only give them medicine for fevers when it gets VERY high and if it is high right before bed. Simply because I can not watch them if I am sleeping. My ego fights with my inner voice and I find it hard to decipher what is"best" for them. I feel some fear because it is not my body and I can't always tell what is going on within them. I do not take medicine. I let whatever is going on to run it's course. But I am deeply in tune with my body and if I was to truly get scared I would get my butt to a doctor. But how do I know what to do with the kids? So the voice of the ego and social conditioning is what is being released at this time. I am seeking a place of knowledge, intuition and wisdom.

As with myself, I know that the kids bodies are telling us something as well. But they were brought up on dairy and cooked foods. I have gone Organic[when available] with the dairy and I am bringing in more and more Raw Foods. This is still a process and the older kids 12 & 7 are not going as easily as the 3 and 5 year old. I am grateful for the medicine for helping me with my kids but I would like to get to a place where we are in charge of our health and will no longer have to have this as a concern. I would also like to say that it is not often that my kids need to have any medicine at all but this is what is coming up.

Does anyone know any good books on this subject? I am seeking a place within that has wisdom, intuition and also having the knowledge to back it up.=-)

Love Always

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Random Musings

I started an Herbal Cleanse last week and I was doing great. Since I was already eating Raw Vegan foods I didn't go through the deep symptoms that they warned you about=-) It was another confirmation for me. How much healthier my body is eating 99% Raw. But this week I am going through something but I am not sure if I caught something from the kids or if it is part of the detox/cleanse. So this cleanse will last another 5 weeks. I can't wait to move through this part and feel better on the other side. I think it might be a slight cold. My throat feels irritated and almost sore. Either way I am looking forward to feeling better!=-)
It is getting warmer here. Which is wonderful! It has been a clod winter. I mostly was in the house with 3 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of pants and 2 shirts. It drove me nutty but staying committed to Raw was more important, and I am glad I made it through.
I am also glad that I do 99% Raw. I eat very little nutritional yeast, Grade B maple syrup, and rice paper for spring rolls. But otherwise I am all Raw. I am loving it!!!!

Loving you always

Monday, February 23, 2009

Nominated For an Award=-)

Thank you Paulina for nominating me for this award. I very much appreciate it. I am new to blogging and I am very much loving it! There is such a loving, supportive and loving community here.
Here are the rules:
1~ I share with you seven things that I love
2~I nominate seven other bloggers for the honor

The things I love<3<3

1. God. I am not a religous person but I am learning to walk the love that all religions hold within the heart of their teachings. Through Meditation, my kids, family, friends, Yoga, multiple teachings, love, sacred music and Raw Foods
2. My 4 wonderful kids! I am blessed to have 4 healthy and Good children. I Love them and I am eternally grateful for them. Emerald[12], Isabella[7], Ethan[5], & Samantha[3].
3. Raw Foods. I can write another list under this one. So I will just say that #1 would be my connection to Creator through eating this way and that way I am living more as the peace of God in my life. So Raw Foods helps awaken EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE! But I love the food, community , lifestyle, & to many things to list here.=-)
4. My family and friends who's support is tireless and loving. Thank you to all of you. Big Hugs
5. Yoga~ I am very grateful for the peace, love and health benefits Yoga has brought into my life. Kundalini Yoga being my Favorite. I LOVE Sikh music. Snatam Kaur being the one I play the most. She truly allows God to flow through her and it is apparent in all aspects of her music. But I also love all chant music. I have Krishna Das playing right now. Chant Music is mainly all you would hear me listening to if you were to put a recorder in my house. If you have not heard Snatam then I invite you to give her a listen to and feel the music in your heart and allow the Grace to gift you. Her web-site is Her music plays while you are on her site. Beautiful! She is coming to Kripalu soon.
7. Would be art and creativity. Right now I am learning watercolors and will be taking pottery in the spring.

Now the nominations=-)
1. Kristen From Kristen's Raw
2.Michelle From Not Just A House Wife
3.Aleesha From Aleesha's Raw Life
4.Eve From Eve's Journey
5.Joyce from Beautiful Living Food in Vermont
6.Kelly from My Raw Adventure's
7.Raw Body Goddess

Thank you Paulina at Eating as Nature intended


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Seeing for myself

Hello, and Happy Saturday to you all. Since I have gone Raw my "eyes" have been opened to so much around me. It is like a cloud is lifted off of you. For me it is slowly & steady. As the cloud lifts I am seeing so much more. This is amazing and can be a bit in your face. The energy feels clear enough that I can see situations for what they are. As my out molded ways are being presented, I can feel a little confused. Having moments of what do I do now. Being Raw has put me in a perpetual state of letting go. Internally mostly but externally as well[cooked food]. I am getting the vision of a bubbling fountain in the core of me that just gently keeps going. I am being "blended" up and releasing so much. Going Raw for me is a whole life detox. It has been wonderful.
Right now I am seeing how I was brought up in a brain washed system. Schools, parents, families, nutrition systems, peer groups, fashion, and Dr.'s. I am sure the list can go on. I can see the madness of it all. Where as before I was aware of it but the patterns were not so visible to me. I do feel that I was blessed as a child to be psychic, sensitive and aware. Some how through the troubles of childhood I never lost it. So at a young age I am able to think for myself and break free from the thoughts of others that no longer serve my way of life. I FULLY recognize that most are doing it with love and believe that they are doing what is best.=-) I am grateful for the love and the knowledge that it has all brought. It has all gotten me to where I am today! Raw Foods has put me MUCH MORE in touch with my inner voice that guides me through my life. I always had this voice but often fought it, ignored it or simply didn't recognize it. Now I can hear my inner voice and act upon it with less "stuff" in the middle.
I am grateful for this inner voice because it is what brought me to Raw Foods. Letting me know 2 years ago that it was the path for me and slowly but surly getting me here.
Loving You Always

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lemon Cheesecake... Yum

This weekend I made this yummy Cheesecake. I got the recipe out of Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney! It is one of my fav... recipe books. I even had a picky cooked foodie like it! Now that is impressive, Go Matthew! I added the Chocolate and the strawberry! I just LOVE my kido's aren't they cute!!?? Even my 12 year old daughter[Emerald] who was not happy about being in a picture!
Love always

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pad Thai or Spring Roll Dip

I LOVE THAI FOOD!!!! It is some of the cooked food that I actually miss. So today I made this "Peanut Sauce." Who ever said Raw Food is boring? NOT ME!!!!!=-)

1/4 cup sesame seeds---- soaked for 4 hours
3/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of Nama Shoyu----you can add more to your liking
1/4 cup Raw Agave or Grade B Maple syrup
1/2 cup of almond butter
juice of 1 lime
1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes---- you can add more if you love spicy dishes!
1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt[I used pink Himalayan]
1/8 teaspoon of turmeric

Put all ingredients in to the blender and then enjoy!=-]

I am having spring rolls tonight and I can't wait to get my Kelp noodles in the mail. Then I will marinate some veggies and make Pad Thai! I am smiling at Pad Thai.=-)

This is the first recipe that I have created that I really like! Let me know if you try it!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lifting Another Veil

Wow...... I just went through a big part of my emotional detox! A very welcomed event but a process none the less.
One of the benefits and enlightening things I have been going through is seeing relationships so much clearer. Raw has taken a veil off and I can see patterns so much easier. It actually almost feels like I don't have a choice. I can see my part and also the others. I can see the patterns that were holding me emotionally in these relationships the way I was. So now I am learning how to stay in certain relationships with these new awareness's. Wondering if it is time to let go, need to change my perception , or maybe both.
I am moving in the direction of unconditional love for all beings. But aren't some relationships unhealthy and meant to leave? So I am learning how to be in the flow of unconditional love, non-judgment, and not being a doormat.
One step I have grown in a healthier direction with this is to lovingly voice my truth. If someone is seemingly mistreating me then I can speak up. I do not have to sit silently and then go and meditate on it. Communication is so important! Not be in a place of blame but being in a place of truth and love.
Doing my own emotional work around the situation is the most vital step for my growth as well. My outer environment is a direct reflection of my inner environment. So all is my responsibility. All situations in my life is created by some form of belief, pattern, or emotion I am carrying within me. The more I embody God's pure Love then the more I will be in loving relationships and situations. Things will still happen but my relationship to what is happening will be from a completely different place.

I am so happy for the clarity that being Raw has given to me in my life. I am blessed!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Feeling Raw Emotions

Today is day 66 being 99% Raw. I have lost 22lbs. to date.=-) I am happy and I know that my body is healing, and that I am taking good care of my mind , body, and spirit. Since I have gone Raw, my dreams have increased & there's more clarity around them . Yesterday I woke from a dream that left me feeling emotional. So I was the witness of "me" being funky yesterday. Then last night I broke down crying. I cried for at least 2 hours straight. I was healing so many things that I never allowed myself to feel. I even went into the thoughts and emotions my Mom felt while I was in her. I never realized how much food and weight was my safety net in the world. I was aware, but not in depth. I allowed myself to cry and witnessed it. Knowing that it is just a movie on the movie screen called human life. I surrounded myself with the most beautiful unconditional love and allowed myself to go through what I was experiencing.
As I lose the weight the emotions can be so "in my face". Which is new for me, a once cooked food emotional eater. I know that it is wonderful that this healing is taking place, freeing myself from so much inner turmoil. While I was eating the cooked food I wasn't even aware of all these emotions and patterns. I was making myself comfortably numb. It is good that I am finally looking at all of this instead of hiding behind food and old patterns. I can let go and just be.

Love always

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sweetie Potato Goodness

All I can say is Wow to the cheesy Sweet Potato Chips. I loved them so much that Samantha[3] and I ate them ALL today! Oops=-) Mental note to make more next time and to exhibit some self control. hahaha

Here is Alissa Cohen's recipe:
2 sweet potatoes
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Bragg Liquid Amino's
1/2- 1 cup of nutritional yeast

1. peel, then slice Sweet Potatoes in a spiral slicer or mandolin
2. Combine the water and B.L.A. in a large bowl
3. Marinate the S. Potatoes in the mixture for at least 5 minutes. [I did 15 min and will do a little longer next time]
4. Drain the chips and then lay them flat an the dehydrator screen.

5. Dust the chips with the yeast. Alissa likes to coat them heavily for a real cheese flavor[I did to]

6. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 8 to 10 hours or until crispy

Honestly...... I can't believe how good these are!

Love Always

Monday, February 2, 2009


This morning I found myself very mucusy! I was talking and would suddenly be congested in my throat and need to blow my nose[beautiful]. Thick yellow mucus was coming out! A lot of it and in periods through out the morning. It was weird but I was soooooooooooooooooo and am so happy that it was happening! It is gone never to return. Because I am choosing a Raw Vegan lifestyle once I have toxins leave my body they are not coming back! I will still have more detoxing to do but only because of the choices I made in the past. My body is happy and on the way to be being mucus free, Yahoooo=-) I am presently doing the mucus free dance in my chair...!!!

I also tried a couple of new recipe's this morning. I tried Raw Cinnamon Rolls. Very easy to make and they are good! Very sweet but good! Samantha[3] LOVED them and Ethan[5] did as well. I also have Raw Vegan Cheesy Sweet potato chips in the dehydrator. I have salt and vinegar chips and cheesy potato chips in as well. I look forward to trying them!

Loving You Always