Archive for the ‘Cleansing’ Category
Friday, April 18th, 2008
Vivid awareness of the humble souls yearning,
A turning and burning of all no longer serving,
To ashes and dust,
Now light transforms lust to trust, trust, trust…..
Traveling through time, space, and mind,
The sign of the time is according to your mind,
your eye, your light, your Divine insight,
See all things coincide,
Like a river opens wide,
To embrace her wholeness,
An ocean of unity, of simplicity – bliss.
Fluidity imbues every level of beingness,
When one chooses to live a juicy existence…..
As this vessel becomes clear,
All orifices shed fear,
Releasing ancient mire of body, mind & emotions spire,
An offering is received by the Holy Fire,
With an open heart,
With the breath of life,
Revealed are the mysteries through ever present insight.
Life doesn’t change but we do, and as we shift, our perception of the surrounding reality also begins to shift. My thought is that that is how the fluidity is revealed. As the juice flows through us, life flows around us, our bodies begin to move with more fluid steps and our emotions move through life stages more gracefully, like liquid flowing over smooth or seeping through jagged rocks. When your in the flow adapting to a new surrounding comes with much more ease, grace and acceptance.
I began the journey down to California on Tuesday, the 46th day of juice feasting. Anyone know what that means? 46 is the half way point, imagine that. It can be very helpful at certain stages to remember that this moment will pass. One day we are thinking about possibly doing a juice feast, the next day it’s day 48, the next day it’s day 92 and before you know it your on to other adventures. We just keep growing, flowing and moving right on through. It’s okay to be uncomfortable for a little while, trust, release and know that if you do the work this challenge will pass and you will see it as a great accomplishment allowing you the mental, emotional and physical freedom that is inevitably on it’s way. Societies way these days, in general seems to be to hide from any sort of pain – mask it, bandage it, but don’t look too deep. Everyone wants everything so easy, yet what is chosen is a much longer, harder and ultimately more confusing road. All in all, we are all in the perfect place at the perfect time doing exactly what we are meant to do here and now. I see the spiral of life, and as one challenge arrives if we don’t deal with it it will reveal itself in another way. There’s no running from it and when a challenge is faced and overcome it truly becomes our strength and blessing. I guess my point in saying these things is to be a voice to any of you who may be inspired to take an adventure, but may be scared. The adventure could be into a hidden emotion, into a goal that seems unachievable right now, into any life change major or minor that seems to difficult to deal with. One step is all it takes, one step. Once that step has been taken then you can think about the next, but the first step is the most important, just trust and don’t worry about the discomfort, it’s okay, it will pass, and you will feel better than ever! All things at their right and perfect time.
The journey to California was beautiful. When I left Eugene it was dark rainy and ccccold..(shiver, shiver). As I got to about Ashland the sky was clearing and there were snow capped mountains ahead. The Siskiyous were gorgeous, tall pines covered with snow and a bright blue sky over head. It was a couple degrees above freezing up there and by the time I got to Shasta it was heading up into the 50′s. Shasta was phenomenal, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it so clear and majestic looking. I felt extra blessed because there was a Shasta cloud resting right over the peak (the picture above is not my own but I will share what I saw when I can upload those photo’s). That’s how I’ve always seen it in pictures, but this was the first time I saw it with my own eyes. Some believe these white capping clouds to be of extra terrestrial origin…..I don’t know, but it is odd how just that one cloud sat there gripping the peak. If nothing else there was some sort of magnetic, elemental pull happening, I mean I could feel it. Very powerful, and I don’t think that’s just the juice talking.
A lot of feelings came up while on the road, fear, nervousness, excitement and calm. As I spoke in the last post, peace, shalom, trust is where I find my center and grounding cord. I like the quiet life in Eugene, I love all the green, I love how nice people are and I hope to carry that energy with me wherever I go. Driving from rich green, dark and wet skies to golden hills, oak trees and sunny skies was nostalgic and sweet. I grew up with those golden hills and the sun beaming on my skin was like receiving a passionate letter from a long lost lover that melted my heart and filled me with warmth.
It has now been two days in the Bay and I’m doing a-okay (had to throw a little rhyme in there for your listening pleasure). Juice Feasting is easier than I expected so far. I mean in regards to being around friends who are eating out and enjoying yummy smelling stuff in front of me. It looks great and I remember I will eat again. The more challenging thing for the past couple days is sticking to my schedule of skin brushing, enema’s, exercise. I’m giving myself a bit of a break especially since it’s only been two days. I did do my skin brushing, and some exercise today which felt so, so nice. Writing and reading regularly has also been more challenging, but it is very important to me and as I stated earlier challenges become our strengths, so if I can do this now, it will only bring me to a greater level of discipline when I am settled in my own home again.
To make life easier on myself I am throwing all the veggies together into one juice, and it consists of:
Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Romaine, Lemon, Carrots w/tops, Pear
Tangelo, Lemon, Orange (my all time favorite)
Sun is Shinning
I still haven’t started with the Chanca Piedra again, that will start when I am more settled, I want to be consistent about it when I start to really do the liver detox. As far as my weight goes, last weigh in I was at 140 lbs. Which is remarkable for me. The last time I weighed this little I was probably in 4th or 5th grade. Never as a teenager or as an adult, so it’s pretty huge. Now I don’t have a scale so the next weigh in will be when I go back to Eugene in three weeks. At this point exercise is the most important thing for me to be doing. My body is ready for some serious toning internally and externally. It makes sense now that we’re over half way I believe most of the deep cleaning out has been done and we are getting into a time of rebuilding.
My focus now is to continue to release anything that I am holding on to that is no longer serving the highest good and even more so on drawing in that which is in service of the highest good and in line with my purpose and truth. On the physical plane to expel anything that is no longer serving the vitality of this body vehicle and to deeply absorb all that will build and fuel a body of the radiant possibility that we are all made to be. Through breath, through sunlight, through laughter, through prayer, through creative expression, through disciplined exercise, through juice, through supplements, through the Will of that which sustains all of creation!
This weekend is the Passover. Saturday is Shabbat and Sunday is the first day of Pesach or Passover so I won’t be writing again until Monday. Until then a blessings of freedom from all bondage for the sake of all creation.
May it be the Will of the Essence and Truth of all that is;
May each person be released from there own personal prison,
mind, body, soul, emotion.
May our eyes be open to see the glory of the unified truth that is,
may our ears be open to hear the voice and wisdom of all that is speaking clearly through every sound, statement, song and vibration,
May our hearts be open to receive and embody this wisdom through our every emotion,
May our bodies express ultimate unity with every action, Amen.
Blessed Journey’s, Chaya
Monday, April 14th, 2008
Thank you, Thank you for the Vitamin ‘D’….I don’t know about wherever you are, but I’ve been writing from Eugene Oregon who’s weather has been cold, dark and wet….did I mention cold…and dark? This was a glorious light filled Shabbat unlike any I ever remember experiencing. As I sat drinking my yellow watermelon juice with the sun beaming on my skin, I could hear the sound of my blood, lymph, tissue, energy, everything singing in thanks for the long awaited penetrating warmth and uplifting solar beams of light!
These last two days I have felt showered with love and appreciation. As I mentioned last post Thursday night was my last catered meal in Eugene for a while. Ever since letting everyone know of my probable choice to head back to California, I have been getting nothing but praise for what I have started out there, mainly the food that I offer and wishes that I could stay in the area to continue the trend of delectable living foods available conveniently and regularly. This is doing more good than those people may know. On one hand I feel more and more in harmony with an awesome service and art, and I also feel the fuel of all that love propelling me further towards massive growth in order that I can be of service to more people in a wider area. It is such a joy to create something that feeds the greatest health while supplying taste bud tantalizing body fuel and soul fulfilling food whether whether a person is raw or hasn’t heard of the concept before.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – well I don’t know if I’ve actually said this, but juice feasting while preparing food is making me a better chef than ever! Why, you may be asking? Because I have to trust my instincts, and as the saying goes practice makes perfect. I continue to ask that in every part of my conscious and unconscious life I stay in tuned with perfection through my instincts. That may sound outrageous, but think about it – all things are one, separation is not possible. The idea that we need to taste, see, touch, hear, learn, etc. in order to truly know is a learned concept. It’s also a truth depending on where we are coming from, but there is another idea that everything is already known – however, we have practiced receiving our information through these other means for so long that the innate knowing seems very, very far from our “reality”. There is no time like the present, one just needs to start practicing and it will all come back. For me it’s really been via this juice feast that I have even been able to acknowledge the innate knowing, wisdom, instinct that is available at any given moment. Perhaps it would have come through in another way if I weren’t a chef, but due to the fact that cheffing is how I earn a living, I’ve been more or less forced into the utilization of that silent knowing during this transformational period.
On a similar theme but slightly different, while speaking with a friend and on another occasion taking a walk and basking in a breezy warm spring evening I had the pleasure of experiencing the presence one expresses, expressing itself back to me through all the elements surrounding. For instance exuding peace and love allows one to be penetrated by the peace and love of all things. I guess peace just is, love just is, all emotions, feelings, are universal, therefore when you tap into one, you tap into that vibration within all things and may become a conscious conduit not only expressing, but experiencing the reception of that specific energy. The idea that all things become your allies when you walk in peace with a pure heart runs along that same line. Because you tap into the purity within, you tap into the purity of all things and a veil is lifted allowing the pure unity to support and guide you. Have you had one of those moments when you’re taking a walk and it seems the trees speak to you, the birds acknowledge you, the wind caringly caresses you and the breath of life dances with every molecule of your being? Well, thats a snipit of what I’m talking about.
All in all it has been a really relaxing weekend of family, sunshine, and laughter. I spent a lot of time playing with my nephew, kick ball, teaching him how to ride his bike, and teaching him how great food choices promote great emotions and more joy. He’s just going on 6, actually day 92 of the juice feast is on his 6th birthday. I was telling him how excited I was to come and be with him for his birthday and that I would be able to eat prunes…yay! Not to exciting to him, but he’s getting the idea of the healthy choices thing and at such a young age even if he doesn’t enjoy the food yet he gets it. He is gaining the mental armor for self preservation when he’s old enough to make his own choices. I asked him, “is your auntie happy or sad usually?” he said, “always happy”, I said, “does your auntie eat healthy food or not healthy food?”, he said ” not healthy”, he was being a joker of course as I’m always teaching the family about better food choices, menu planning and raw food prep lessons when I visit. I let him know that when he gets so angry that he can’t control his emotions it has a lot to do with the foods he eats and if he wants to be in more control of himself, making healthier food choices is the way to go. He’s getting it, and he is now on zeolites also. I love seeing my family get healthier and happier, there is no greater joy!
After a weekend with the family, talking about food, preparing food and juice, I can say it is getting easier. I sat with them for meals drank my juice and watched them eat. Not the easiest scenario ever but much easier than a few weeks ago. On that note how is my juicing going? It’s going great! When I head down to California I will be bringing my Vitamix and a juice bag, the green star is too much to travel with when I am not yet sure where I will be staying. So that will be a new element to get used too, but many, many other juice feaster’s out there use that technique and are very happy with it, I’m sure I will be as well. My energy has been great, and the juices are tasting just fine. My favorite this week was the yellow Watermelon, mmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm, that was good. Green juices are green juices, I will gain my excitement about them once again after the juice feast for now I am grateful for all the greens, and all the blessings, that flow through them granting this physical healing and room for spiritual emotional unfoldment and clarity.
~Juicy Run Down~
Still keepin’ it simple with a couple of the old favorites:
Juice #1: Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Pear/Apple, Lemon
Juice #2: Carrot w/tops, Romaine, Spinach, Ginger, Parsley,
Juice #3: Tangelo, Orange, Lemon (a childhood favorite from Bubbies tree’s)
Special Addition: Yellow Watermelon
Sun is Shining
Skin Brushing (my very favorite)
Enema’s (not as often)
Exercise (still need more)
Now I am off to prepare for the move down to California. My emotions are ranging from excited to nervous to sad, to thrilled to peaceful. I think that peaceful is the way to go. Throughout all the emotions coming back to peace, trust, brings that sense of balance – wholeness. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but the word for peace in Hebrew “Shalom” is derived from the word “Shaleim or Shaleima” meaning complete or whole. I love that because when a person is at true peace there is a wholeness or completeness to their being, even if just for that moment. So when I think of peace I think of wholeness, completion and that brings me to the word trust, in trust, trusting the perfection of each moment we are in wholeness in peace, and in the flow of the all knowing. May we all have the insight with each given moment, with each given or experienced emotion to come back to trust, to wholeness to peace.
Blessed Love, Blessed Journey, Blessed Peace, Shalom, Shalom to All, Chaya
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
Spring is blossoming and the breezes of change are strong in the air. We know everything happens perfectly as it should and I acknowledge all my blessings in every moment of life and change. Juice Feasting is one of the greatest gifts and blessings that I have been introduced to, although I don’t really want to keep a score board of what is the greatest or least greatest of the blessings because it doesn’t seem correct. Who’s to measure a blessing, who knows what is propelling us forward to the greatest degree and ultimately it is a co-operation of all the parts, therefore all of life is a continual blessing. However I feel extremely grateful for all things and specific things, right now the juice feast is receiving my thanks. It hasn’t been easy, and I’m not half way through yet (soon) but I feel phenomenal. When you push yourself to such an extreme, you open the doors to breaking through many barriers. It has to be the right time, but when you are ready for the journey the journey presents itself and provides an instinctual road map. Isn’t it interesting how when we make one healthy choice, the healthier choices become brighter and more brilliant, the less healthy choices become darker, dimmer and less interesting.
I find myself breathing deeper and deeper every day. In any and every situation a deep breath always seems to fit. I used to smoke cigarettes, and it was because I was always looking for something to take me somewhere other than where I was. What I notice now is that in a situation that feels like pressure or discord a deep, full and complete breath will take me away from the chaos to a place of calmness, balance and centered focus. What a blessed thing these bodies are, made to such complete perfection that for any situation they have the innate wisdom necessary for the counter balance. Stepping out of the “box” that has been placed upon us by another part of us, in order for the recognition of the ultimate unity of all things is truly revolutionary. Did that make sense to any of you? In other words, taking the time out of the “normal” mode of things and doing something like juice feasting, really gives a person the opportunity to experience the divine perfection of life through their own being, and life experience. I come back to it again and again, breaking out of the self imposed bondage that everyone is caught in at some point. I love how these types of thoughts and feelings come in sync with the Hebrew calender. I say that because next Saturday evening the night of the 19th is the first night of the holiday Pesach or Passover, which is all about release from bondage, release from slavery, freedom to unlock the mysteries of life and live in explicit peace, unity and beauty according to the revealed will of the constant Creator.
It’s funny how in one day you can make a definite decision, experience the clear support of heavens hands and then get the exact opposite message or opportunity. I guess it all comes down to making a discerning choice and not allowing chance to guide. It is better to have many opportunities than none. So many things have come up in such a short period of time. I have currently made the choice to move back to the Bay Area of Northern California. How do I feel???? Odd. I didn’t want to go back, but now it seems and feels like a good choice. It is mainly financial, but when I honestly think about that there is more involved from heart stuff, to creative stuff, to financial stuff. Today I was told that there is an opening for me to work as a pastry chef for Cafe Gratitude which is a great place to work, doing something I love and allowing me the time to work on my website and other projects in the making. Plus many friends, creative outlets – I’ve come to know that I need to and want to perform again at some point – Dancing, playing music, expressing my soul song for others to experience and I have amazing connections there to get back into that, plus a spiritual community. Now out here, I’ve begun to build a sweet community of people who are really appreciating all my food offerings and want more. It just hasn’t been enough to support me. Tonight I sent out an email explaining that I was leaving and tonights meal was the last one (for a while). The response has been so heart warming, one client offered me a position as a private chef – this is where the polar options from above come into play…what to do? Well, I must do something and for now I will visit the bay and see how it feels. Trust my instincts and go with the flow. I am so grateful to be blessed by such wonderful gifts of possibility, choices, choices. May it be the Will of the Truth and Essence of all things to guide me in the direction of the highest good for all, that I am clear and decisive in regards to the highest path for fulfilling my ultimate purpose, and that I take the action necessary for fulfilling that purpose! Amen!
Many of these decisions just came up within the last couple of hours and again I am reminded to take a deep breath, remember that all things are in perfect flow, trust and release. When I left the bay one of the reasons that drove me to come up here was for the sake of re connecting to my essence, to my individuality, without anyone else’s imprint of who I was. For me what a better place than near family away from anyone who knew me through “periods” of massively defined characteristics, and away from jobs that I could easily fall back on. I also wanted to be on my own, become my own chef and see what I could manifest and create. With confidence I can say the journey has been a complete success. Whatever I choose to do, I remember again who I am, what I am, and what I am about. It is however undefinable, it is no one thing and I think that may be the whole point. Perhaps I was trying to fit in some sort of an outline that I had created and other people held. Now with some space and time I can say “no need to hold that outline for me any longer, it doesn’t fit and for that matter it never truly did”. Without an outline I am free to just be me. With an honest confession, as I have been contemplating going back some fears have been coming up about whether or not I will fall back into trying to fit the mold. It may sound funny, but it’s a true feeling. Again I breath, nice and deep, remember no matter what – if we let go of our chitter chatter mental madness and just trust we will come home.
Another interesting synchronism is that the day I chose to drive back is next Tuesday…ring any bells? Well it wouldn’t unless you started your juice feast on March 1st like I did. It’s the exact half way point, WOWIE! How’d that happen? Half here half there, One day at a time, but I did and do find it quite serendipitous. We will see how it all unfolds now won’t we? I will miss juicing with my Daddy and being so close to my Mommy and Kwestie and Marina and Richie…the Fam. But I have many reasons to come for a lot of visits and now many other resources for teaching classes, catering events and creating scrumptious meals for desiring clients, that’s always nice! I’m already nostalgic and still not 100% sure how it’s all gonna go?
So as you see Decisions and Changes is the perfect heading for these last few days. Oh yes we all must remember, anything is possible and we write our own stories, therefore we must be clear about what we want.That is this moments prayer and goal. I am thankful, grateful and so blessed!
Down to the juiciness:
Still on simple juices the first one consists of:
Kale, Apple, Cucumber, Lemon, Celery and Parsley
Romaine, Carrots w/tops, Apple, Ginger, Parsley
Simple is the way to go.
Hemp Oil - (I was off for the last couple weeks and started feeling fuzzy brained. Instincts kicked in and said “you need the omega’s” so here we go, let’s see if that helps)
Sun is Shining
Physically I’m feeling really good. I will weigh in tomorrow, the weights been coming of slowly via the scale, but my old clothes are falling off. Most important, my energy has been excellent, skin so clear and eyes feeling really bright. My detox tools are down to 1 or 2 enemas a week (soon to begin coffee enemas to help kick start the liver detox) skin brushing daily (if you haven’t given this your time yet you are missing out) and moderate exercise. That is one area where I can use some more enthusiasm, and I know it will come once I push it to the next level for a few days. That’s the way it goes, you push yourself to a place a little uncomfortable and then it becomes habit, joyous, exciting.
That was a nice little download for the time being. Thank you for all your support, love and positive thoughts. I am sending it all out there knowing we are supporting each other constantly no matter the place, time or circumstance.
Blessed Love and Sweetest Journeys, Chaya
Monday, April 7th, 2008
What a weekend it has been! My extremely rambunctious nephew Kwest came for a sleep over weekend. Even with two of us exhaustion was inevitable, and both my Father and I were a bit overwhelmed with the making of food and serving 3 meals a day and snacks in between for the entire weekend. Go all you Mommies and Daddies, Husbands and Wives who are juice feasting and feeding their families. It was easier on me than on my Dad, but in all honesty it wasn’t the easiest thing for me either. We did survive and will hold off another weekend visit until after the 92 days. Yesterday I woke up with a bit of a sore throat and am still experiencing some feelings that aren’t quite the best ever if you know what I mean. It’s a bit perplexing, this is the second time I’ve gone through this same sort of flu like detox and I just think and wonder how is this possible? It definitely doesn’t have to do with what I’m eating lol! Whatever it is, I’m just taking it easy, riding the waves, doing more to get the lymph flowing and the good vibes growing!
I sent a note to my friend Briana today. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, please take a few moments to read “Juice Feast Day 12″. I heard from her from another friend who sent out an email to all of her loved ones letting us know how she was doing and where she was at. Basically she needs all the holy allies out there on the physical and spiritual planes. In my letter I told her that I had sent a blog out and requested for people to hold visions of her with her baby and husband and friends, free as she should be, in joy, peace and creative expression! I ask you all again to continue to hold these feelings and images for the good of all existence. Remember we are one, what happens to one is happening to all, and although Briana is one out of uncountable cases of atrocities going on right now – you are reading this, there is no accident in that. So please, create something of beauty, help someone in any way, spread love and joy into the world, have an outrageous jam session, healing session, treat yourself to a breath of silence, beauty, unbridled creativity and do so it in the name of Briana Waters for her quick release to freedom and reunion for a life of peace joy and creation. If you are so moved and have any words of inspiration for her, leave a comment and I will send it on. Thank you!
I am missing the poetic passion that was accompanying me for the first couple weeks of this juice feast, looking forward for it’s speedy return. The first couple of weeks I was really taking some major time off from focusing on my more material needs. That caught up with me and ever since the focus has been more of creating a flow of wealth, my creativity in writing has become much more simplistic and day to day, for lack of a better term. However what I envision, desire, intend is to be as creative and in the flow of inspired purpose throughout every aspect of life, whatever my moments focus is, they should all be in flow with my ultimate purpose, service and individual creative expression. As a single woman, when I’m a married woman, as a business woman, as a parent, in any form I set the intention to maintain my sense of self, creative flow and expression. Not only as those things but through them, every aspect of my persona should be a channel for my divine and creative purpose. Thank you for being my witnesses!
What is Love, Desire, Attraction,
the magical moment of Magnetic Interaction?
Perhaps that point of Unity, the point of Magnanimous Radiant Beauty.
Where one thing ends another begins,
Separation or Completion depends on the lens.
What if the whole world saw what some see,
A place where the heart call is driving all things,
From a great ancient Tree,
to a buzzing honey Bee,
to a little old ladies floral tapestry.
Desire, Attraction, Sensual Satisfaction.
Some see hate, I see Love.
The Divine Creation Blessed From Above.
As physical interacts with spiritual,
We witness life’s miracle.
So many things cause us to question this existence,
the divine law attracting our eternal inquisition,
calling us quietly like a lover in the night,
requesting our attention to acknowledge divine insight.
What is this called love – but one of ONE,
Seemingly separate yet separate is none.
So now, what is Love, Desire, Attraction?
From where comes the magical moment of magnetic interaction?
It is our soul calling us back, calling us in, guiding our way to the awakened path.
Through all these signs, in life and light,
whether illusive, translucent, dim or bright,
whether in a calm breeze or a furious fight,
All is good, in perfect order, Harmony, is Love,
drawn closer and closer.
I’ve been reading a book called Botany of Desire, very eye opening into this sensual, dare I say sexual world we live in. I mean that in the humblest and holy of ways. All things are driven by life, growth beauty and attraction. or so it seems for this time bean!
Thank you for your inspiration. Blessed Love, Chaya
Friday, April 4th, 2008
Shabbat is just about here and I actually have some time left to write a new post, that is just so nice! A few things have come up or become more clear to me since yesterdays post. First off I must say Luciano was incredible! “Jah Jah, sweep over my soul, when the road in life gets rough, Jah Jah sweep over my soul.” Lyrics of the inspired and masterful Reggae great – Luciano. His lyrics, performance, vibrations truly uplifted my consciousness, and inspired within me a deepening of that root connection to the Creator essence of all that is. The night was truly a Prayer, a Blessing, Love, Light and such deep and true Wisdom! I am so thankful and grateful! His voice is sweeter live than I’ve ever heard on c.d. and that is truly a testament to not only his gifted talent, but to the love and truth he conveys with his song. Blessed Love!
In regards to the thoughts I was speaking of yesterday on hunger and not feeling as emotional or discombobulated by it, I’ve come to think that that has become a little dangerous. Why? Because I haven’t been drinking all the juice I should be for the required caloric daily intake. It seems 3 Quarts has been a steady amount. Not because I am not hungry (sometimes it is), more because I just get caught up and don’t feel moved by the feeling of hunger. So thus far, today I have had 3 quarts and will definitely complete the 4th before the night is through. I will now make it imperative whether I wake up early or not to drink all 4 quarts – we’ll see, I have a feeling I may not only feel better but begin to lose some of my excess weight more rapidly (Metabolism is boosted with more calories and slowed by less, also the body stores fat if it feels it isn’t being supplied it’s basic needs). I’ll mention what the outcome is on that level next Friday when I do my weekly weigh in.
I had mentioned it a few days ago, but it is bright as day that simplicity is key for me in regards to the juices I make. One of my favorite juices came from Cafe Gratitude and is called “I am Healthy”. It is a combination of Kale, Celery, Cucumber, and Lemon – I always enjoyed it with some apple juice, so that is one of my staples now. Otherwise we like Romaine, Carrots with the tops, and parsley. Yup keepin’ it really simple for now.
Not much more to comment on today. I do want to leave you with something called “Affirmations for Digestive Health”. It is a compilation of excerpts from Louise L. Hay that my colon hydrotherapist put together. I found it really powerful and inspiring, I’ve been meaning to share it so here it is.
Affirmation for Digestive Health
As I release the past, the new and the fresh and the vital may enter.
I allow life to flow through me.
I trust the process of life, I am safe.
I easily and comfortably release that which I no longer need in life.
It is safe to let go.
Only that which I no longer need leaves my body.
I lovingly forgive myself.
It is with love that I totally release the past. I am free. I am love.
The past is over.
I choose to love and approve of myself in the now.
I am the joy of life expressing and receiving in perfect rhythm.
Letting go is easy.
I freely and easily release the old and joyously welcome the new.
I am part of the perfect rhythm and flow of life. All is in Divine right order.
I am safe. I trust fully in the process of life. Life is for me.
I relax and let life flow through me with ease.
I love and approve of myself. I am safe.
I release all that is unlike Love.
There is a time and a space for everything I want to do.
I love and approve of myself. I am doing the best that I can.
I am wonderful. I am at peace.
I digest and assimilate all new experiences peacefully and joyously.
My thinking is peaceful, calm and centered.
I easily assimilate and absorb all that I need to know and release the past with joy.
I am wiling to change all patterns of criticism. I love and approve of myself.
I release and dissolve the past. I am a clear thinker.
I live in the now in peace and joy.
I lovingly take back my power and eliminate all interference.
Life agrees with me. I assimilate the new every moment of every day.
All is Well.
I really enjoyed that and thought some of you may as well. Enjoy the blossoms, and the sun peaking through (still many showers here, but the sun seems to be getting warmer and warmer) Aprils storm clouds. May the light of the Holy Sabbath be revealed from within all your hearts.
Love, Blessings, Shabbat Shalom, Chaya
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
If you happen to embark upon on a journey, any journey, and you find yourself in a place where you think “I don’t know if I can go on”, just wait – give yourself a day, two days, three days, breath and allow yourself to relax in any momentary discomfort. I truly believe that it will pass, the discomfort is a deep rooted emotion, memory, toxin, on any or many levels of being, releasing itself because you are creating an environment that no longer leaves room for it to dwell in you or with you. As I’ve said in a number of previous posts, just ride the waves as they come, realize that even if you fall, you will rise again even more prepared for the next wave that is naturally coming as the pulse of life and the breath of Divine speech infinitely exhales this creation as we know it and as we don’t know it (yet it is).
It’s that great spiral (perhaps) guiding our next step and experience. Yesterday is not much different than today is it? Other than the fact that we will never be there again, we will only and always continually be here. Yes, the spiral – a continual rise – can one truly ever fall? I don’t think so, I think every fall allows one to rise higher than would have previously been accessible. Some say the farther one falls the greater the potential, for one – no person is divinely guided, or chosen, or divinely chooses a task they cannot fulfill. AS a metaphor I’ve heard the further the plunge the deeper the pit. It is so interesting how every nuance of creation can be seen as a divine metaphor for the blue print of creation. “Those who have eyes to see let them see…”, I look forward to having the eyes to truly see. Imagine every falling leaf, waft of smoke, ripple of water, flame of candle, shooting star, from the most spectacular to the most seemingly insignificant or debased thing in creation tells the entire story, how~Wow!
Prepare yourself for greatness – open your eyes within the mundane – here is greatness – breath deep and know that it is!
The past two days have been somewhat delightful. A few new insights into my own body. I have become a bit desensitized to the feeling called hunger. This could be good, this could be not so good as well. On the good side – my body is so well nourished that it is not experiencing the same cravings that it was, if I get to hungry I begin wanting honey or something sugary and I know I need to drink my next juice. Food still sounds and looks amazing, all of it even more than before, but when I feel hungry I’m okay – there’s no panic, rush or need to get food into my system right away. My thought is that the addictive trigger to food is perhaps getting broken. The down side to all of this is that when i get busy it is easy to skip drinking and I end up not drinking all the juices I should throughout the day. Waking up earlier would certainly help, and I did have a 5:30 am goal, that one is still yet to come, however I am open and available for it’s presence in my life as soon as we are both ready to greet one another. The day will be so much more productive, it is a cycle I have been talking about for quite some time and seem to always find a reason to be up ’till 12 or 1 am (no good reasons usually either). Although tonight is definitely a good one, Luciano. If you haven’t heard of him and like conscious roots reggae you truly need to check him out. Then the Itals were playing on Tuesday evening, it’s been an entire birthday week. Such blessed music in my little town – well worth the late nights. Also, if you are a juice feaster and haven’t been out dancing, go, go, go! Perhaps not the first few weeks, but now that I am over the last hump, it feels so amazing to dance. I am full of electricity, vibrancy and joy – there is no better state to be in when you go to hear and dance to great, live music of your favorite genre.
I’ll give you a little update on the juices, sorry it’s been a while:
We are simplifying our juices for a while. The flavor was becoming a bit overwhelming, so rather than 6-9 veggies and fruits in a juice we are going for 4-5. This week the veggie juices will consist of:
Apple, Celery, Cucumber, Kale, Lemon, Carrot, Parsley and Romaine
We’ve found that those create very palatable combinations. As for the fruits we’re sticking with citrus although strawberries will be a special addition for a Shabbat juice. Perhaps a:
Strawberry, Pineapple, Tangelo juice with a splash of Lemon…yummmm! I love the sweet trat sort of thing!
Sun is Shinning (Vitamineral sort of thing)
Vitamin ‘C’ Powder
Phytoplanktin (gotta love that name)
Chanca Piedra Tea
I think that’s about it for now. I just started with the Chance Piedra for the liver cleanse. Yeah baby, that’s what I’m talkin’ about, we’ll just go through the full body cleanse while we’re at it. Three months of all juice, there doesn’t seem to be a better time!
So I’m still making a bunch of good live foods. Today it was Save the Salmon Nori Rolls, Teriyake Kale Chips and really nice looking Strawberry and Lemon Can’t believe it’s not Cheesecake. Here’s the deal, I’m warning you a picture is going to follow, if you have a weak constitution, are easily tempted and tantalized and are currently feasting, fasting, detoxing or otherwise, just scroll on down. If not, enjoy some pics of this weeks creations:
“I can’t believe it’s not cheesecake” was the title the recipients put on this one:
Nori Logs, looking all comfy and cozy. These puppies seem to be more tantalizing to me than anything else yet!
This is the save the Salmon Nori Roll plate with Teriyake Kale Chips. Love that smell!
It is on these scrumptious notes that I must bid you the sweetest of nights. There is a dance hall awaiting my presence and the great Luciano will guide me in deep and soulful dance filled meditation. In joy and high vibrations I dance for love and light, peace and freedom. In the name of Briana Waters and Family.
Peace and Blessed Love, Chaya