Thursday, July 28, 2011

Look Inside - And Celebrate Yourself

The raw journey evenually takes you down the path of self-empowerment. You cannot stop it. It will come...and you will be SO grateful and filled with self love. As you increase the quanitity of livings foods, the layers of emotion lift and float away leaving you mentally and spititually awakened and closer to the core of who you are. It is at this point that you are able to see, accept and love who you are inside. There will be tears and pain along the way, but there is light at the end of the rainbow...and you will feel it radiating from YOU!

Don't let yourself or anyone else stand in the way of finding your self-love. <3


What a Rise In Consciousness Feels Like

I feel a big shifting of consciousness today. I can feel vibrations after eating... like I can feel the energy of the food. Not the food energizing me, but the actual presence of the living food in my body. I feel more aware of my surroundings - more sensitive to sounds, smells, another's energy, etc. Feeling sensitive used to mean I felt easily hurt, oversensitive. This is the opposite, this is a sensitivity toward others and myself in a loving way. For the first time I can actually say that I love myself today. There is peace in my soul and in my home even if there is a perceived irritation, because I can let things pass by like leaves in the wind that used to bother me.

I had 2 panic attacks today and that usually is a big stressor. I was simply aware of them and at peace with them. Simple awareness and no stress. It's my belief that the way I am feeling has been enhanced by a shift in my raw diet and maybe a little to do with the colonic, but I think the trigger was leaving my old caustic job behind. My life literally changed the second I walked out that door for the last time. It was tangible - like I could hold my personal enhancement of inner peace in my arms and hug it.

I wish the best for all of you <3


Sunday, July 17, 2011

To Those Discouraged With Eating Raw and/or Slow Weight Loss

Namaste' Ya'll

Many of us seem to hit a point of discouragement on our path whether we're new to our raw food journey or have been on it for any length of time, often when we feel limited, or get bored, or see the scale being sluggish.

Let's take a look at the word dis- "couraged". When it's separated out I don't particularly like the way this word looks. What I see is a 'negative' directed at my level of courage. Well that does not describe me in any way, shape or form. And it does not describe you either my friends! We are all beings with great courage in all aspects of life including our nutritional and health quests.

We might feel fear.

Fear that we had high hopes that this way of eating would get us speedily to our goals and it's slower than we would like.

Fear that we might cheat and fall off the "wagon" and revert back to a way of eating that did not serve us well.

Fear that our frustrations will lead us off on another path and we will feel like we failed (again).

Accept yourself and be gentle with yourself. Falling off the "wagon" is only a perception. There is no wagon to fall off of.

There is no failure. If you try another path or revert to a way of eating that you know no longer serves you, it's ok if that happens.

We are all just human and finding our way on our journey. If eating raw and experiencing this lifestyle feels right. You will persevere.

Self-judgement no longers serves you. It never did.

Never stop trying....ever....just get up and walk again.

See how gentle you are with a baby just learning to walk...
and there are falls.. so many falls, and you smile and are filled with love at watching them progress no matter how many times they fall. You gently guide them back up and watch with unconditional love as they fall again, knowing that they will evenutally walk without effort. You don't wish or hope they will walk, you KNOW it....instinctively. That is the type of love you DESERVE from yourself!

Walk your path like the baby. The baby is not afraid to try over and over and over. It is just part of the process, again instictively.

Your courage will always come out on top of your fear. When this happens your fear changes to HOPE which then leads to eventual PEACE which comes full circle to LOVE of yourself and all things you come in contact with. This is the circle of self acceptance and it comes hand-in-hand with eating more raw and living foods.

Please remember that your body has it's own agenda and will do as it will. You cannot command it, so try to be in bliss that you are taking a step to heal and regain your health! You have the ability to be in celebration mode every single moment! You will get there...I promise. It gets easier if your focus is on loving yourself and all that is around you.

Love the journey!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Being Prepared to Stay Raw with Minimal Effort

I had a glorius Sunday! My good friend recently became a Preacher (his life long dream at age 27) and got his "own" church and we drove out to the little town he and his family now call home to see his sermon and stay for the holiday festivities. It was great and of course after the sermon they had big spread with food for everyone. I didn't really know what to expect and I didn't have a lot of time to get ready this morning so I grabbed a bowl with a lid and threw in a trusty avocado, a paring knife, my pink sea salt and cayenne pepper, then flew out the door for the hour and half drive ahead.

It's 9am and as we are heading down the road my hubby and kiddo wanted to stop at a drive-in fast food joint. They got their food and as we got on the road they started eating I started getting a little hungry. I got out my bowl and cut my avocado in half salted and peppered it. No spoon, no fork. No problem. It's natural food. I ate it naturally, biting into the fleah and leaving the rind. It was really good and I stopped when my half was done, totally satisfied.

I put my things back into my bowl and put my bowl in my canvas tote and carried it into the church. It was 104 degrees outside. That half of an avocado was staying with me! :-) I was so excited to see "FIXINS" as they call them here in Oklahoma in the dining area layed out. Thinly sliced ripe tomatoes, onions, and iceberg lettuce. I told my friend, "Hey you got raw food for me!" He laughed. Everybody loaded up their plates to sit down, eat and chat and I felt really grateful. I got many thin tomato slices and some lettuce and a dab of spicy mustard. I like raw onions but they don't like me back, so I left those alone.

I got out my other avocado half and mashed it with the dab of spicy mustard and spread it on the tomato slices making little sandwiches with a piece of lettuce on each. I had a full plate and with knife and fork in hand I shared and laughed and immensely enjoyed my meal and am still satisfied 5 hours later.

One avocado, two meals, a simple solution and a fantastic day! I'm off to make a green juice! :-)

Namaste' Ya'll