I screwed up all of my attempts to make jelly this weekend so I improvised with chia seeds for a thickening agent. In the end my recipe most closely followed this but I used 4 # of strawberries, 6 cups of sugar (which can totally be reduced but since i was attempting "real" jam first this is the point when I ran out of sugar) and added a cup of chia seeds after the simmer, let the "goo" cool on the stove and than put it in the fridge. Tastes delicious, lots of fiber, protein and yumminess!
Life is interpretation. It is no more and no less. I am connected to this truth and facing this truth's reality is humbling. It is inspiring and terrifying. On the surface it seems to degrade the meaning of life and the importance of it but in actuality it is embellishing the expansiveness of the experiences we can have when we are on this planet.
So hard to grasp a concept so far out as not having to live by any rules. To let the mind go and consider this is an amazing challenge. To live this seems impossible. AND... this is so much more than paying taxes and stopping at red lights. I am not talking organizational systems. I am speaking about rules that are indoctrinated from within my being. Rules I own because I believe I need to choose a criteria, a mission, an idea to fight for a system to live in. Rules I have set up for myself since birth, perhaps before birth. I am scared and I am liberated. I ate a white bread sandwich when I could've passed entirely or had whole wheat. So simple this seems but so challenging because I had to fight the internal dialogue and rewire mind patterns. Writing this I understand it is not gong backwards and connecting old energetic synapses but unwebbing my mind to think on a greater platform, evolving to a place of non judgement and trust of the soul, the body, the human, and the oneness.
Undefining who I am, letting go of the belief system that I currently own is necessary to expand my experiences. It is the process of opening my mind and soul to embrace and hold space for incoming souls that are rewiring the human template, evolving the human form into an energetic system that will operate from love and truth, authenticity, and embody respect for all energetic systems on this planet, in this galaxy, forward and out to our star neighbors. Returning home. Completing the fluid and frictionless circle.
More to come...
Next time you find yourself thinking something is "weird" consider it from another perspective and reevaluate.
Infinity and Beyond--as placenta #4 will always be remembered-- my favorite part of encapsulating placentas is feeling the energy the placenta gives and feeling, seeing, its unique identity. This placenta was of a delicate nature requiring tenderness, softness and loving. Although a specific tree didn't surface when working with this placenta a memory of a tree I have encountered did, pictured below. The veins that ran through this placenta looped and swirled around each other creating an infinity symbol. Complete joy.
So blessed to have worked with this placenta.
$3.10 saved by buying regular cubed tofu for 1.99 / # versus prepackaged tofu crumbles for $5.09/12oz
If you have ever used store bought tofu crumbles you are spending about $3.00 more for you dish. Tofu crumbles are easy
to make. Buy tofu in whole packaged form put it in your freezer. Defrost when ready, squeeze out excess water, crumble into a frying pan and season appropriate for your dish. Tofu is like a sponge, frozen and defrosted tofu even more so and will soak up the flavors of your dish quite nicely.
For many tofu crumble recipes visit Yummly.
I wanted to paste the pictures because they all look amazing but couldn't figure out how to do it! Sad face.
I would like to thank you for putting up with my actions this week. I have used and abused you this week but please know that I appreciate you putting up with me. I have fully indulged in frozen pizzas and fresh take and bake pizzas, Amber Ales and Pale Ales, Season 1 of Vampire Diaries, late nights, second suppers and little to no exercise.
My intention was not to be so neglectful but it all was so good. As you know I rode my bike to work today and I fully intend to not eat too much pizza or drink too much beer to hinder my ambition to move in the upcoming weeks!