Lammas 2016

Lammas is the first harvest festival of the year when fresh Earth produce is coming in thick and fast and my kitchen is overflowing with vegetables, berries, colours, smells and textures.It is during this time I say thanks to the God and the Goddess for providing and nurturing my family and sending the joy of harvesting into my soul.

  
It is a special feeling to pick ripe vegetables and smell them and then eat it. The cycle of life becomes present for me at this turn of the wheel. When I hold a ripe cucumber or a beetroot in my hand I remember when those were only minute seeds on my palm ready to be planted. I always thought of it as a bit of a miracle to see such abundance manifesting from a few tiny seeds. I feel very blessed and grateful during this time of year.

It is also about eating and cooking for me before and during Lammas. Produce is fresh and ready for using in cooking and making pickles. This week I prepared courgette and cucumber pickles. Jams will be next made of raspberries and currents.
I also make salads, soups, stews and it is an utter joy. Read More

My thoughts on Juice Fasting

juice fasting
When referring to fasting, I mean drinking just lemon or coconut water or a combination of both for your chosen duration of time. Another way of fasting or ‘feasting’, as many raw peeps would call it, is drinking only fresh, raw green juices. No solid food.
Fasting is a powerful tool, which can be beneficial in a number of ways. The first useful element of fasting is when, let’s say, you have been suffering from a number of ailments for quite some time and want to get better, but don’t know where to start. You are not sure whether you have allergies/intolerances to food and environment and your general state of health is poor. The first thing to say that if you think that you might have intolerances, you probably have, as trusting your instincts is important and I encourage that. So, if you are lost amongst medication, information, tips and supplements thrown at you forget it all and do a fast for a few days. Give your system a chance to say ‘enough’, ‘stop’, let me rest. It can then consolidate a message for you, which will hopefully encourage a more permanent change. At that moment when your system might be heavily overloaded with medication, processed foods, you body is so tired and confused it is very slow at giving you messages, if at all, so help the body to help you by allowing it freedom to regenerate some energy. My own personal journey to raw started with a fast and I never looked back.

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From conscious eating to conscious living

The Spiritual Path

Eating RAW opened up more avenues into healing and consciousness than anything else previously encountered by me in my entire life. The power of a clean body and mind created a space for healing and explanding my spirit. Eating consciously made me pause, contemplate, free up time to observe my emotions and thoughts and ponder on what else is possible. I felt vibrant, still, peacefull and calm for the first time in my life. That is the truth. It started with healing the body and eliminating all symptoms of any illness and conditions I was suffering from for years in a very short period of time. The deeper emotional healing followed and my awareness woke up and started to sharpen. The best thing that ever happened to me! Eating and living consciously is a wonderful way of being where everything and anything is gently observed with no judgement or control and it turned out to be a wonderful navigational tool to my own ‘darker’ places, which needed attention and healing. What followed was the deep connection with other beings on this Earth, animals, birds, plants, water, soil, rain – all things NATURE. It was the opening into my religion, which is nature in all its glory, mystery, wisdom and magical healing and guiding abilities.

I encourage you to start your journey towards living consciously starting with foods you choose to put in your body, which is a beautiful vessel,  a carrier of your precious soul and all of its gifts.

Choose consciousness, choose a different life, a life that you are meant to live.

Try Raw food eating for 30 days and see if you feel any different. Grow in health, grow in consciousness.

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