Yes, changing my diet(and that of my family) to include more living, alive and vibrant food sources has been a wonderful way to lighten us up, literally. I feel better. They feel better. I have a little bit of zing that rushes through me when I partake of these elixirs. It fills a void in my diet, one that was sadly empty for some time. My feet are still numb due to an exacerbation of my MS. But... they have gotten so much better, my legs have regained so much sensation and strength and my feet are doing some serious nerve remodeling.. little by little. Is this all due to the new love of my life called Vitamix? Well not totally.
My healing has been a journey into my body, an every night, slowing down, a stopping and breathing and asking my body, "Are you okay? What do you need? Thank you for doing such and amazing job. You are amazing and I love you". It may sound crazy to talk to your body, but there is so much going on inside this body kingdom. Crazy internal warfare can take you down, literally.
Pay attention to your body, it likes it! Try it... turn off your brain tonight and say hello to your body and thank it for all it does for you. Every little cell will respond with an internal 'ahhhh' and 'Thank you for remembering me'. Our bodies do so much for us every day. We tax them. We stress out our bodies, feed them unkind foods. We do not rest. Our body says stop and we go go go....Not so nice considering we are asking our bodies to carry us on to a ripe old age.
Who knows why we get sick. Sometimes I think it is because of too much stress, or eating the wrong foods, or karmic retribution. On the other hand, trying to figure out why or why not we become ill is a crazy game of which came first. Let it go. It is what it is. Regardless of how we become ill, we are ill and we can turn inside and let our body do what it is to do. Accept what we are given and deal with it. This doesn't mean, sit around all day and eat Baby Ruth candy bars and wash it down with a Miller. If we are breathing, we are alive and we can meditate on just that.. being alive and our breath.
Food nourishes us as does our breath. Today in my kitchen, my intention will be on being 100% present with my food preparation. All the other worries of my day I will turn off (try my best). As I regain more energy, I am moving back into the kitchen and remaking my kitchen character. Instead of frantic mother... stressed out from long day at work and immediately cooking 4 star meal for family, I want to move to... Mother who takes a rest before food prep, gives herself and body breaks, and lives and breathes with her meal preparation. My kiddos will be along side of me, helping their mother while learning how to cook, in the kitchen and breathe and move as we prepare our meal.
As I sat with my Vitamix this morning, I looked around to see what I could turn into goodness. Out came a wonderful pear,honey and dandelion smoothie. Loved it so much, I decided to paint my kitchen wall, pear green. This drink kept me moving all morning long. Looking forward to adding some protein into tomorrows drink.
- 1 ripe delicious pear
- 1 TBS raw honey
- 6-8 dandelion greens
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 2 pieces lettuce
- 1TBS coconut oil
- handful of ice and 1/2 cup water
As we push our tears into the earth, they fall from the sky as rain.