Thursday, 6 November 2008

Flowing Realities...

WOW – today I finally got around to watching the Jill Bolte-Taylor video on, about the left and right hemispheres of the brain – have you seen it? AMAZING...Mr. M told me about this video many many months ago and it somehow evaded me until this speech, brain researcher Jill explains how she had the extraordinary experience of personally living through a stroke, analysing the situation as her brain and body slowly shut down. Her eloquent and PASSIONATE tale of the differences she perceived as her brain function slowly teetered between the left and right hemispheres and then out into the great abyss is just AMAZING...wonderful story-telling...(and it all actually reminds me clearly of an out-of-body experience I once had after doing a wheatgrass implant - lol ;) You can watch Jill's speech for free (along with HUNDREDS of other amazing, inspiring videos) on HERE – enjoy :)
(Thank you Mr. Monarch for the link :)

on November the 4th I had:

2 quarts water
1.5 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, spinach, kale, cabbage, carrot, ginger
2 cups energy soup with okra and flax crackers, followed by goji berry powder
little cup of rooibus tea
3 cups water
1.5 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, spinach, kale, cabbage, carrot, ginger
1.5 cups energy soup with okra and flax crackers on the side, followed by a yumball of new sweet gloop made by Mr. M – containing papaya, chia flour, lucuma powder, coconut flakes
3 cups water

Oooohhhhh, I love Iceland...did I ever mention that before??? ;)
Hmmmm, so dear Iceland seems to be in a VERY interesting stage of transition right now, after some pretty dramatic recent financial rumblings up there...I’m getting some incredible emails from friends there about how the whole nature and structure of life in Iceland seems to be shifting now – one friend mentioned that there are a lot of public meetings with people gathering to work out what they want to do next, now that the old system seems to be crunched into rubble...WOW...intense times – many people have seen all their savings wiped out, there seems to be huge upheaval and at the same time, so many possibilities... I am VERY excited to see what comes out of these discussions and how they move friend mentioned that next time I see the place, I will very likely see a VERY different country than the one I have known...I don’t really know what that will mean...I am curious to see though...and I will choose to visualise it involving greenhouses, lots of leafy greens and smiling faces ;)
One of the things I appreciate the most about Iceland is that because the population is so petite (around 300,000 people), things can move through the collective conscious so much more swiftly than in other places (if wanted). I sense that the Icelanders have an incredible opportunity to rise like a phoenix now...and I’m glad to see that at least some are maintaining a sense of humour through this experience: one photographer, Thorkell Thorkelsson decided to highlight the absurdity of the anti-terrorism legislation that was recently used by the British government against Iceland, by putting together a photo exhibition called ‘Icelandic Terrorists’. For this series of photos, Thorkell invited all Icelanders to come along to a photo session, bringing their ‘weapon’ of choice – lol – people turned up with varying objects, from snowballs to pens to pacifiers ;) You can read about that exhibition on the wonderful 'Iceland Review' site HERE and HERE is a recent, very thorough write-up from The Guardian on the current situation in Iceland.
Mmmm, sending love, light and healing to our friends and loved ones in the North...

on November the 5th I had:

1 quart water
1.5 cups watermelon/orange juice
2 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, spinach, kale, cabbage, carrot, ginger
plate of delicious salads – greens, raw waldorf salad, coleslaw mix, red cabbage soup with flax crackers, followed by some little sweet yumballs
2 cups herbal teas
2 cups water
1.5 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, spinach, kale, cabbage, carrot, ginger
1.5 cups energy soup with okra on the side, followed by more sweet yumballs (lucuma, chia flour, goji berries, maca powder, etc)
3 cups water

on November the 6th I had:

1.5 quarts water
1 gorgeous persimmon
2 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, kale, carrot, endive, fennel
2 cups energy soup with okra on the side, followed by a little yumpot of hazelnut butter mixed with lucuma powder, maca powder, carob powder and water
little cup of rooibus tea
3 cups water
1.5 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, kale, carrot, endive, fennel
bowl of Shellbel yummy grawnola
little cup of rooibus tea
2 cups water

I’ve been noticing a lot recently about the amount of water I use in the seems like a very H20 intense time of day to me – does anyone else notice that? Here are some of the water-based activities I usually perform daily, immediately upon waking:

*flushing the toilet
*drinking water (at least a quart/litre usually)
*boiling the kettle (usually has at least 2 cups of water in it)
*filling a neti pot to rinse out my nose (with around 1 cup salt water – part cold, part hot)
*rinsing off sprouts (usually around 2 cups of water to get round them all)
*making a cup of herbal tea

Add to that during the course of a day showering, washing dishes, washing hands, drinking at least another 2 quarts of water, adding water to energy soup, more toilet flushes, rinsing sprouts again and possibly washing clothes/watering plants etc too and that all adds up to quite a watery footprint, methinks ;) We are SO reliant on water and yet so much of it worldwide seems insanely polluted...I am so excited to settle on a piece of land where we can have an abundant, clean source of water to enjoy...mmmm, holding that vision ;)
Incidentally, I recently came across some of the notes I made whilst living at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales a few years back...there were some interesting watery facts in there, such as that back then (2004), the average UK household used around 150 litres (about 40 gallons) of water a day and the average US household used around 400 litres (approx. 105 gallons) a day, whereas the average African household used around 10 litres a day (approx. 2.5 gallons) - :O wow... I wonder if those stats have shifted much in the last 4 years...
Here are three user-friendly sites with some great ideas around water conservation, for anyone who’d love to curb their current contribution to intense water-cleaning processes...:

*Fema – US Govt site with a good list of general tips.

*Planet Green - watery tips from a big online eco-friendly source.

*Water, Use It Wisely - US site that offers 100 different tips, depending on location.

With a watery wink and a shiny shimmy,
Angelaalalalaaaaaaaa. xxx

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