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...
Okay die hard meat eaters I Get IT! I am working and a woman who came in that smelled like coffee and it made me say "yum" and it made me go over to the coffee shop to get a Mocha with whip cream at 2:00 pm!!! I will be sorry but it smelled good. So, I get it when people can't turn that trigger in their brain off when they smell something delicious like cooking meat. Although, I do understand I am still going to ask to please make a conscious effort to not buy meat from factory farms!!
Shop at farmer's markets or co-ops or Whole Foods. Whole foods isn't at the top of my list but it is far better than typical grocery stores and YES it is more expensive but that is because they are REAL animals who can still live in the outdoors and still have their reproductive organs. Oh, and the money is supporting a family
I was thinking about veggies and how much of the actual veggie we end up throwing away and asking why do we do this? It seems to me that we typically discard edible parts of the plant because we assume they cannot be eaten, that they do not look pretty and that's just the way it has always been done.
Maybe I am stretching here but I find that we too do this to ourselves. We constantly want to get rid of things. Take dandelions for instance it has been longed thought of as a weed but the health benefits of dandelions are amazing: acne treatment, bone disorders, eczema, jaundice and urinary disorders just to name a few. Who decided dandelions were a weed anyway? Lawn care companies? Weed Killer companies? Supermarkets? It needs to be reconsidered perhaps the real "weed" are those damn companies filling our heads with nonsense.
How does this relate to caring for ourselves? We have been conditioned to believe that any excess weight is unattractive, any wrinkle needs to be taken care of, any pimple needs to disappear, any stretch marks need to be hidden because heaven forbid you wear a two piece after you have given birth. THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL MARKS WOMEN. YOU PASSED LIFE THROUGH YOUR BODY. OWN IT. EMBRACE IT AND LOVE IT. Wrinkles too, sorry Mary Kay but wrinkles are memories of a life lived of hardships and smiles, the fun times and the sad times All the times. It's time to stop drinking the kool-aid. Respect our bodies and respect our food.
EDIBLE BUT YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN
Seeds of apples, oranges, tomatoes, whatever. Papaya seeds are spicy. I haven't indulged in any "pits" like avocados or mangoes but you can. Brazilians eat the seeds of many of their fruits and veggies. That's actually where I learned about eating the whole fruit or veggie
Skins of everything are useful either to be eaten, medicinally or thrown into a compost pile. Kiwi skin is yummy. Orange skin can be squeezed for the oil and used as a disinfectant. Banana Peels can be eaten raw or boiled but rub it on your skin first to smooth out wrinkles, fight psoriasis, and improve skin tone! Ha! Everything we throw away can help with all the "problems" society tells us we have.
ANOTHER FOOD TIP
If you don't have a compost you can save the trimmings of your veggies for homemade soup stocks. I have a ziploc bag in the freezer for veggie "waste" this includes skins of garlic and onions because they are packed with super good nutrients.
Do you do anything clever with your food? Or eat any parts that are not typical? I would love to hear about it.
This is it. This is what's going to give. I am sticking with it. A blog, recipes, placentas, stories, posts from other peeps anything really. I am 30 it is time to stick to something and everything I love is probably a good place to start.
With that. I am hungry. I haven't grocery shopped in over a week. I had a melt down last night, cried my eyes out and told my husband to hide my credit cards he somehow heard destroy them so let it be right. If you hadn't guessed the tears a frustration for feeling like we didn't have enough money, that we would never have enough money. The clouds have cleared and the sun is shining through. It's amazing the liberation I am feeling with the dis-attachment to my credit cards. I will no longer be borrowing money from myself to pay for things I don't really need and hopefully in doing so will have the money when I really need it.
I also like to make up words on occasion and spill my guts to a huge audience or possibly no audience about things that are usually kept private. An online diary I guess. Enjoy!
And if you are one of those amazing people who always check out what I write because you love me and are supportive in all of my crazy ideas (Myriah) THANK YOU!