Here is my Holiday gift list for:
(PS – photo credit to the hubs 😉)
Here is my Holiday gift list for:
(PS – photo credit to the hubs 😉)
The older I get, the more embodiment in this era feels like a science experiment rather than a learning process. As a society we have allowed our food, atmosphere and earth to be altered so drastically that we need to supplement our food and our lifestyle to achieve optimal health. I was skeptical of “super foods” when I first began learning about them years ago. I have always thought that if I eat nutritious foods that I will have all the nutrients my body needs. But that isn’t the case.
I am chronically tired, have a low level of continued brain fog and have carried 40 extra pounds on my medium sized body for about 20 years now. I could just blame it on aging, but that isn’t the truth. The truth is a combination of things. I have a sedentary office job, and I have spotty enthusiasm for exercising after work, even walking by the lake, which I actually love. I eat vegetarian, (veganish), but I eat a high fat, high carb diet several days a week (think rice and beans, gluten free pasta with veggies and sauce). But even that shouldn’t result in this level of low energy and slow metabolism. And it’s not just me. So many people I talk to are experiencing the same low energy and brain fog that I do.
So I have chosen to add a few superfoods to my daily food intake. Superfoods, in my opinion, are a landmine of overwhelm. Too many to choose from and too much information. First, let me make it clear that I am not being paid to advertise the following items. They are just a few things I have researched and feel that I would benefit from. This is a process and what I ingest to optimize my energy and health may change in the coming weeks and months, but this is what I am starting with:
First, I finally got my Berkey water filter. Berkey water filters are stainless steel gravity filters. I added the optional fluoride filter because my community still embraces the insane notion that adding the industrial byproduct that is fluoride to our water supply is somehow a good idea. The chemical fluoride that is added to drinking water is a known hazard and there have been numerous studies showing that osteoporosis and tooth decay are highest in communities that add fluoride to their municipal water supply.
I am also cutting down on my plastic consumption so I no longer have to buy cases of water to avoid my awful city water. I am so very happy with this purchase. Water is life, unless you are drinking fluoridated city water. Ok, so water isn’t a super food, but it is critically important, so it made my list.
Second, I have added Maju’s Mental Mushrooms to my morning coffee. One little scoop every morning. The benefits of this mushroom blend include energy, mental clarity and sharpness. I didn’t have to change anything that I do in my morning routine so it was a really easy addition. I just add it to my first cup of coffee. (Yes, I have more than one) Although it does mix in to the coffee easily, there is a bit of grittiness, but as long as you expect it, it isn’t too unpleasant and I am getting used to it. I have read quite a bit about medicinal mushrooms and felt it was something I could benefit from. And Maju makes an affordable, quality product. Also, I can buy it on Amazon and I do love my Amazon Prime!
Third, I added (re-added as I have taken it on and off over the years) spirulina. I add a spoonful to my morning smoothie. Again, not a difficult addition as I make smoothies most mornings (in the summer months anyway, the winter, well, that’s a different story). My smoothies always have greens, but I add spirulina too since it is such a powerhouse green.
Last, but certainly not least, I started a probiotic protocol with Seed probiotics. They are the *new kid on the block*, but have extensive research behind their product. I read as much as I could about their company and their product before starting the protocol, and I really liked what I found. It is frustrating to my that I have to add a probiotic to my diet, but again, this is something we have created with the food and farming practices we have, as a collective, chosen to embrace. Seed is an automatic monthly renewal, which I actually like since I am notorious for starting a regime and then not following through.
A top quality probiotic
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
I have not eaten meat in over 10 years, and I never will again. Animal cruelty is wrong. I will never be convinced otherwise. There is no grey area there. What the meat industry does to animals is horrific. And the devastation wrought to the earth is unconscionable. But how can we get more people to acknowledge this and begin a journey of kindness and self agency when we won’t allow them that first step on their thousand mile journey?
Every. Effort. Helps.
Tom Campbell from My Big Toe:
“That a million smart people say “yes” is not a good reason for you to say “yes” if you do not have the experience and understanding to support it. Determining truth is not a democratic process ruled by the majority. It is also not something that someone else can do for you. Do not let these smart people sway you to agree with them simply because they are smart.”
“The evidence, as well as the key to understanding, lies within your own experience – and nowhere else.”
Scientific fact: We are all connected. Everything is energy and there is no real separation in energy. Energy can not be destroyed, but it can be changed.
My focus since the beginning of the year has been on energy and the interconnectedness of everything in my daily life. In acknowledging the interconnectedness of everything, and how this impacts my personal part in creation energy, I am becoming more and more aware of the multitudes of energy pollutants I am surrounded by. And how many I am creating myself. The non-generative energy of distractions such as anger, hatred, blame, the *not enough* and the *not good enough* mentalities, the *lack and limitation* mentality that permeate every day life and living, are polluting my natural energy field. And I have become so used to it that I don’t realize it or recognize it is happening most of the time.
Fostering the energy of fae includes awareness, kindness, non-judgment (still working on that!) and focusing on what I want, not on what I don’t want. Not in a *The Secret* kind of way, but in an actual “this is where I am choosing to put my energy and focus” kind of way. Energy and focus that will direct action and creation. If I continue to give my time and energy to distractors, to complaining, being angry about money or circumstances, disappointment in my body shape, I lose precious energy that could instead be used to create something new. Something that I actually choose to create. I am trying to remember to acknowledge and honor where I am, and my present circumstances, without dwelling on them. It’s a fine line. I am more aware of the energy of my story telling these days, and what that is creating in my life.
Food is another huge part of our energetic signature. What we ingest becomes part of our energy. Kind, compassionate plant based energy vs. the energy of slaughter, torture and decay from a carnivorous way of eating creates completely different energetic signatures within our bodies.
5d energy is infusing our planet and our bodies. I have not been able to tolerate meat for a long time now. And more recently the little bit of dairy and egg that I occasionally consume is not sitting well with my body. As a collective, our body vibration is being raised. We are seeing more and more people turning to vegetarian and vegan ways of eating. This is not a coincidence. This is by design. 5D energy is permeating and rewriting our energy signature on a cellular level. Our bodies and the body of Mother Gaia depend on a more sustainable way of eating being adopted by the masses.
We are also allowing the pollution of our bodies, environment and home planet with the energies of deception, anger, hatred, depression and the *sheeple* mentality that our current advertising and media outlets have encouraged and perpetuated. We can change this immediately with our attitude, awareness and intent. We can begin the healing process in one breath, one thought, one intention. It is a choice.
My world includes the knowledge that we are not alone, that we share this world and this universe with others. Fae Life is about respecting ourselves, each other, our planet, and all of the other realms that we might not be able to see, but are none the less very much a part of this world. I feel that it is our responsibility to be stewards of our own energy for the sake of ourselves, humanity, the others that share this Universe and Mother Gaia. If your knowledge or belief system does not include this concept, that’s fine. But it doesn’t mean that they are not here.
Distractors of legacy take our energy as well,depleting it, twisting it, and dispersing it in ways we don’t intend. The past creeps in, takes over our thoughts, and like an energy vampire, takes energy away from us. Intention plays a huge role in maintaining our higher vibrational energy and focus. It is so easy to get distracted by the past, outside circumstances and past experiences. Honor them for the learning tools that they are, but remember, thought, intention and focus are creating our lives. The outpicturing that we experience as our present and near future is a direct result of our energy, focus and intention. Are we creating what we truly want, or are we dwelling on past misfortune, past mistakes, past losses, and dooming ourselves to repeat those experiences because that is where we are placing our energy and focus? I feel this happening in my own life, and I am choosing to create something different.
There are so many moving parts to our vibrational energy and our awareness. I try to not let myself get overwhelmed by it all. I just try to be conscious of what I really desire, focus on that, honor and release the rest. That isn’t always easy.
Energy can not be destroyed, but it can be changed with thought, focus and intention. My focus right now in these volatile, changing, high frequency embodiment experiences we are living through, is to manipulate the crap out of the matrix with my thoughts and intentions, and create something magical for myself, my family, my tribe and Mother Gaia, with kindness, love and joy. I will keep you updated on my progress. And as always, stay crunchy my friends.
2018 is here. And so are all New Year resolutions that we will feel bad about breaking within the first week or two of the new year.
My plan, my goal, my resolution, is simply to do better. Yes, 100 percent vegan and environmentally conscious is the optimum goal, but we are human and life happens. I am challenging myself in this new year to eat more whole food and less processed crap, but if I eat some crap, then just get on with eating whole foods at my next meal. To cut out the little bit of dairy that I consume occasionally, but be kind to myself if I do eat dairy. To be less sedentary and actually stick with a short daily yoga practice, but not berate myself if I skip occasionally. To practice more environmental consciousness in my consumerism by buying less overly packaged foods, stop using aluminum foil, remember my green bags and cut out plastic shopping bags, but forgive myself when I forget to put the green bags back into my car.
The overwhelm of the totality of being environmental conscious and vegan can lead people to quit before they truly begin. My advice is don’t strive for perfect, strive for one step at a time, one action at a time. Simple. Take the best action you can in the moment. And if you take an action that you aren’t proud of, learn from it and move on. Let the next action you take be in line with who you want to be. It’s a process. Allow it to be a process. Allow yourself to learn as you go along. Live it how you need to live it. And don’t let anyone judge you or your process.
I am not the expert. There are plenty of experts out there who really know their shit. Find them. Follow them. I am the person who is also on the journey, who is telling you it’s ok if you aren’t at 100 percent yet.
You do you to the best of your ability. And just try to be less of a dick to yourself, your fellow human beings, the animals and the planet as you go along your life journey in this new year . One step at a time, one meal at a time, one action at a time. Our fellow humans, the animal and plant kingdoms, and our planet depend on more of us giving a crap and making an effort. If we mess up, but get right back to it with our next action, we are still aiding the healing of our plant. The important part is to try, to make an effort, to start.
Happy New Year! Here’s to a new year of being kind and giving a crap!