Sunday, 22 July 2007

Joy and Clarity...

Three current elements of delight:

1. For the next 48 hours (until Wednesday the 25th) you can still get 20% off all RawReform purchases, using the coupon code ‘celebrate’. Just place your items in the shopping cart, enter the code and hit ‘SUBMIT’ to claim your discount. :)

2. I love how simple washing dishes is, in a house of raw foodists. I just love it. Water is really all you need…even raw fats just slide away with hot water – no need for scrubbing and hassle…no dish-washing soap even, most of the time…it’s so simple…

3. The Raw ‘Favourite Things’ video on YouTube has been watched more than 3000 times in its first 2 weeks…nice… :O

On July the 20th I had:

1.5 litres water
bowl of fresh raspberries, straight from the garden; a few strawberries
1 litre green juice with carrot
bowl of soaked dried figs blended with hemp seeds, with dried mulberries as a garnish
small glass of rejuvelac with aloe juice, green powder and probiotic powder
shot of straight dandelion juice
1 litre watermelon juice
small bowl of cherries
½ avo with ½ box of baby spinach, ½ handful of dulse, ½ a lime and some sauerkraut
5 raw chocolate truffles
1 litre water

The meal in the middle of the day today, with hemp seeds and figs was WONDERFUL. I’d never tried that before – just blend soaked dried figs with the soak water and hemp seeds and that’s it – an incredible power-house of a meal…and GREAT for eating on the road too, as you can carry both without refrigeration. (Of course, the hemp seeds will be happier for longer if you DO refrigerate them…if that’s a big concern for you, I’d suggest using sesame instead…which would be a PHENOMENAL calcium-hit of a meal…) If you also add green powder to that blend, you’d have such a ‘complete meal’ in terms of nutrients…wow…

On July the 21st I had:

1.5 litres water
1 litre green juice with apple and ginger
box of cherries
small bowl of chia seeds soaked in aloe juice and rejuvelac, mixed with lucuma powder and dried mulberries
1 litre water
½ a durian
500ml water
an incredible shared platter of amazing desserts at Live raw restaurant in Toronto – YUMM – E3 Live and coconut ice cream, beautiful, smooth cheesecake, pistachio halvah and one of the greatest raw desserts I’ve ever tried – a chunk of cake made with a nut base, then a melt-in-the-mouth layer of almond butter creamy yumminess, topped with crunchy ‘grawnola’ – amazing…
1 litre water

Here’s a wonderful quote that spoke to me recently:

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
-- D. Thoreau

The longer I spend here as a human of late, the more I desire to ‘re-wild’, back away from ‘material’ things and commit to a life more deeply in tune with the land and growing my own food…that is what REALLY speaks to me in this life…
As a morbidly obese, unhappy ‘cooked’ person, I often found I was unclear about what I really wanted in this life and body…there was little clarity to my choices, whether that was in terms of the food I ate or the activities I participated in or the company I kept – I felt open to all and everything, with little sense of focus. I was a real 'jill of all trades and mistress of none' ;) This had the advantage of setting me up with a broad range of experience in life and yet, in many ways, felt very unfulfilling and ‘vague’…unstructured…now I feel deeply blessed these days, to experience feeling so much on my true path and to witness it unfold deeper and deeper into the truth of what I REALLY want now…that is all it really seems anything comes down to in the end – just making a choice…if I make clear choices which I feel great about, am enjoying and seem to serve others as well along the way, then I definitely feel ‘rich’ and have no issues leaving other things aside…
I like the way this writer put it: “our lives are enriched only when we commit ourselves to a deeper level of involvement, and to the few, rather than the many.” Nice…

One love,
Angela. xxx


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