Thursday, January 30, 2014

Healthy fudge to feed the soul =)

We all need a little "sweetness" in our life!  If you are like me, you like to keep the sweets minimal, but what if they could be healthy?  When I want a little something sweet, I reach for one of these babies!

Freezer Fudge

- 1 C sunbutter (you can use any nutbutter, we are low oxalate)
- 1/4 C soft coconut oil
- 1 1/2 Tbs raw honey
- 1 Tbsp cocoa butter (optional, but tasty)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- sprinkled sea salt

Gently melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil and let cool while mixing the rest of the ingredients together.  Add oil mixture and mix until blended smooth.  Line a square baking dish with parchment paper, fill with mixture, top with salt and freeze until solid.  Remove, cut into squares then return to the container and store it in the freezer.

Tasty little grab-able bites of goodness and protein!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Mirror mirror on the wall....

Why must we experience pain?  No pain, no gain, right?!  Well, in some ways, this is actually true!  How would we appreciate the absence of pain, if we haven’t been in the trenches with it at one point or another? 

We don’t learn to walk successfully until we learn how not to fall.

The bigger picture is that there is a lesson engrained in every experience, ESPECIALLY pain; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. 

The first thing a parent wants to do for their child, when they are hurting, is take away their pain.  They fall down, let’s clean up that boo-boo and put a bandaid on it.  If they are going to get hurt climbing a tree, preventing them from climbing the tree will prevent their pain, so don’t let them do it, right?  This couldn’t be further from the truth!!  We can’t and shouldn’t protect our kids from all pain.  We learn from it.  We are causing more harm then good.  We are taking away their ability to learn to gauge from experience.

What is pain anyway?  It’s a red flag.  It’s a signal from our body to do something different.  And we must learn to read these signs....I hope your gauge is functioning properly?

Let’s go deeper.  Instead of thinking about how we can remove or eliminate our pain, be it physical or emotional, what if we begin to think about why it is there in the first place?  Here is a simplistic view.  Why did I get this darn cold?  The first thought in your mind is that you are an innocent victim of someone else who was sick, right?  But did every single person who came into contact with that sick person express with a cold too?  No, they didn’t, but why?  The conditions that need to exist for an illness to take hold were not present in every single person who encountered the same sick individual.  Now let’s expand our view and think about the bigger picture....did you NEED rest?  Was your body setting you up for getting that rest?  Did you have something emotional already going on, were you deprived of sleep, do you need a break from constant long hours at work?  Are you drained from the housework that piles up faster than you can make a dent in it?  Your body knows what it needs and if you deprive yourself of fulfilling it’s needs, by ignoring the simple signs, guess what?  Yup, you are going to catch the proverbial cold.  Your emotional body pushed the symptoms to the surface as a red flag.  The most important question, did you listen?  Or did you just top it off with an OTC medicine that eliminated symptoms so you could keep going....and going?  It might be a cold this time, but if you don’t stop to listen to what your body is trying to tell you, you will be lucky if it’s a cold next time, or the time after that.

And even deeper...What about emotional lessons?  What do they look like?

Do you feel like some emotional trends exist in your life?  Something that repeats itself, over and over again?  Do you notice there are a LOT of question marks in this blog?  lol  I am really asking you to think, because there is truly only one person who knows the answers to these questions, YOU!  So back to the emotional trends.  If you feel like your life is cluttered with repeat stories over the years, it might be time to pull out the mirror and take a good look and what your lesson is.  I’m not suggesting you have done anything wrong or are even at fault, but I do think we need to pause and consider where we might have missed the memo along the way.  Something needs to change and what better place to start with change, then with yourself?  The rest will follow.  The good news is that if you address the emotional lessons as they occur, you will actually be preventing future physical ailments!  Physical expressions in health are the result of emotional trauma unaddressed. 

I have learned some very big lessons in the past several months as I have slowly unfolded my awakening wings.  It took a great big mirror and a lot of humble pie.  It also forced me to step way out of my comfort zone.  Could I have blamed someone else for all the things that “happened” to me?  Sure I could have, but the truth is that I was the only person who could change my tune.  I could go on feeling sorry for what “happened” to me or I could step up to the plate and take a swing.  And that is exactly what I am doing!!  I am swinging, and hitting home runs! 

We attract “like” frequencies, whether it be reflected in the people we surround ourselves with or our health.  We are big balls of vibrating matter, and that matter attracts what is similar to itself.  So if you are regularly thinking, “I can’t stop this awful habit of.....” (fill in the blank, whatever it is) you are resonating at THAT frequency.  If it’s an emotion like guilt, well according to the professionals, you are resonating at a very low vibration of about 30.  And there is only one emotion lower than guilt, shame is a mere 20 on this scale.  Just to give you a little comparison, joy is 540!!  Think about the difference you feel when you are about to do something that brings you feel euphoric, don’t you?  That is your vibration at that time too!  I bet you will enjoy every bit of those moments filled with joy.  Just take a moment to think about something that gives you immense joy, how do you feel? You are now vibrating at 540.  How did you get that joy, did it jump into your cart at the grocery store?  No, you CHOSE it!  You chose to feel joy about something you love to do.  Love vibrates at 500.  Another great emotion to align yourself with.  Think about that feeling you have for your children or if you don’t have children, when you first fell in love with your partner.  Great, isn’t it?  It gives you those warm and fuzzies.  And when you generate these frequencies that are higher on the scale, you will attract like-frequencies. 

Sounds a lot like homeopathy, doesn’t it?  This is exactly why homeopathy works!!  If you can’t maintain a higher vibration regularly on your own, using the RIGHT remedies will encourage you to raise your vibrations which will ultimately allow you to begin attracting higher vibration experiences/health.  Surround yourself with hope, love, joy, high vibration foods and activities and your life will change. 

Ok, so how did we get so far away from pain?  And how does pain have anything to do with high vibrations, if we are meant to learn from it?  Maybe this is when we look in the mirror and wonder....what is my frequency?  Turn that frown upside down!!  = D