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About intuitivechef

Gail’s “Intuitive Chef” journey began unfolding in 2009 as a plant-based chef.  foodRevelation.com, birthed in 2011 was the natural result of following her creative passion - recipe creation and cooking. Shortly thereafter, she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and discovered her intuitive and spiritual gifts.  As a food and medical intuitive, she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their God-given health and in-born intuition through private sessions, private and public cooking classes and workshops. Many revelations have been revealed along the way.  Her latest book, “Quinoa Cookbook Journey” (see link below) is the first book in a series entitled “Evolution of FREE Health”. It provides a gentle and tasty glimpse into these revelations and the resulting experiences.  Being revealed next in this series is, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant Health”. Gail currently lives in a small town in North Texas with her furry friends Molly and Mo.  In addition to the joy of cooking and recipe creation, she finds great pleasure in long leisurely meals with family and friends, reading, writing; quiet walks in nature and sleeping under the stars. https://www.foodrevelation.com/the-quinoa-cookbook/ For more about Intuitive Chef Gail - https://www.foodrevelation.com/about/

Could LOVE be the cure for Narcissism?

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If you have an ego, you are a narcissist.  Healthy narcissism helps us create a sense of self and belonging imperative in navigating this earthly experience.  Just like childhood diseases help build our immune system, healthy narcissism protects our self-worth by building immunity to the judgements the world throws at us that might otherwise bury us.  

When does healthy narcissism cease to be healthy?  When one becomes so self-absorbed they cannot see or understand the needs of others.  The whole world revolves around their wants and needs.  Or, one becomes so tired and defeated from trying to prove their worth, they retreat from the world; shut down and sink into depression.

How does this happen?  Innocently, most of the time.  What we believe about how the world operates and what love looks like happens before we are six.  Most parents, teachers, authority figures have a very pure intention of bolstering self-esteem in children to help them succeed.  And, can unwittingly foster a false belief that their actions can make them more lovable or unlovable.  Obviously, this doesn’t happen to every child and I’m not sure we understand why some develop problems and others don’t. 

I do know that we all have a journey and what we came to experience, we will.  So, on a “Higher Level” everything in our life is working for our Good and leading us to our Truth (Love) even if we do not see it for long time, if ever in this lifetime.

On a third dimensional level however (the world level), the child may come to believe that he or she is only lovable if they are doing the right thing and that there may even be a limit to love.  The child may grow to believe that are totally unlovable.  They may be unable to give or receive love.   They may come to believe  they can never do anything right enough or good enough to deserve love.

When we form our belief systems (as a child), we defend them with our very life.  We create our life circumstances to prove we are right.  “I must be unlovable, people always leave me.”  “See, he left…I don’t deserve to be loved.” “I cannot do anything right because,  I’m not good enough. I might as well quit trying.”  Or, one may over-compensate to hide their perceived sense of unworthiness with an inflated ego…everything revolves around them.

In extreme cases it is easy to see this scenario taking place.  For instance, a parent may even disown a child for not living up to their standards.  But, most of the time we are just doing the best we can with our children  with what we’ve be taught based on our  own experience as children.  Most of us never knowingly hurt any of our children and there is no question that we love them unconditionally.

So what do we do now if we recognize that we unwittingly gave our children the wrong impression of what love is?  Or, we are living with or in close proximity to a full blown narcissist that is creating chaos?

It’s simple.  I’m reminded of an Einstein quote, “If the answer is simple, God is speaking”. Our perceived problems and all the solutions exist side by side; together (in wholeness).  For every cause there is already an effect.  For every question there is already an answer. 

If the narcissistic behavior is based on the perception that love is conditional then unconditional love must be the answer.  

Someone I’ve been working with gave me the perfect opportunity to put this simple solution to the test.  As a recovering  narcissist herself, she is struggling to live with one.  YAAS! There is a cure.   Keep in mind, simple does not necessarily mean “easy”.    

Her questions now, “What is my part in this relationship?” “ How can I remain peaceful when he is constantly worrying , needling and criticizing?” “ How can I help him and is it even my job?” 

All good questions.  Sometimes, we receive  from a relationship what we came for ( the purpose has been served) and it is time to leave.  I’m reminding of slalom water skiing.  I know  when the ride is over.  If I hang on past that, it’s going to hurt.    Not all relationships are meant to last forever.  Some are very brief but the shift in us they create last a lifetime.

For “Highest Best” we are always attracting what we need for Spiritual Growth.  The Law of Attraction makes sure this happens (like energy attracts like energy).

In the dysfunctional relationship we are always mirroring  “untruths” for each other that are running in the background (subconscious).  These relationships continue until the “untruths” are brought into the light of consciousness .  This can be a long, painful cycle.

 Unconditional love is the mirror that allows others to see themselves “truly” AS LOVE – creating a shortcut.

In answer to her questions Spirit said, “ Try this.” Lead with love.  Let love be LOUDER (Meredith Whitney).  

  •  Don’t engage in unloving behavior.   It takes two to tango.  Just say I LOVE YOU a lot with meaning!  “Have I told you lately that I love you?  I do.”
  • When he says things you don’t agree with or is not true, say “That’s an interesting perspective” (one of my mentor’s favorites).   This statement does not push or pull.  It is neutral.  It has no charge.   (If you can’t remain neutral, that is YOUR SIGN  to go within and find the sore spot (the untruth) that he is rubbing against.)
  • Ask innocent questions like a curious child without judgment (no opinion).  This will allow him to question himself without judgment.   Judgment buries Truth.  It is what buried him and you to begin with.
  • Don’t point out his perceived faults or errors.  He knows what they are.  Calling attention  to them holds him in a cycle of self-judgement.  JUDGMENT BURIES TRUTH.  Simply allow him to learn from the Universal Law of “Cause and Effect” (our natural way of learning).

 Our thoughts and actions are the cause and our happiness, discomfort or dis-ease is the effect.  Born of Source Creator, it is our journey and mission to uncover the creator within so we can become  “conscious creators”.

The experiment has begun and I invite you to participate along with us.  If you have a narcissist front and center in your life, I challenge you to Lead with Love…LET LOVE BE LOUDER and see what happens.

I would love to hear! Email me Gail@foodrevelation.com

Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE and Abundant Health!

Gail

The Power of the Creative Moment

“We are in the “Presence” of our Creator (God if you will)
when we are in the creative moment”.
 


I experienced this in a most real way this weekend and yesterday as I worked in the kitchen training two new chefs so I can expand myself and stay focused on the healing work that is mine to do and the books that are mine to publish.

I’ve learned there is “Nothing for Nothing”.  There is Good to be uncovered in all things. Situations that seem most inconvenient can lead us into massive, mind-bending revelations if we remain open to them.    

What was the inconvenience?  My air conditioner went out this last Friday evening .   Terrible timing!   Not only are we in the “Dog Days” of summer in Texas, my son (an A/C guru) had just left town.  “After hours and weekend services” (emergencies) are super expensive.    I knew my son would be back on Sunday evening and I was willing to wait it out.

However, leaving for cooler shelter was not an option…I was committed to training these chefs Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  I needed them trained this weekend for chef services already committed to.  I texted them and explained the situation, telling them I would totally understand if they wanted to re-schedule.  One said “no problem”.  She has owned several restaurants and is used to hot kitchens.   “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen”…right?   Things shifted with the other and she ended up coming on Monday (I thought the A/C would be fixed by then).   As it happened I ended up not cooking on Saturday. It was late Monday night before the air-conditioning was up and running.

Over the course of the day on Monday all three  of us experienced the same “ah ha”.  When we were focused on the cooking; totally engaged in creativity, we were completely unaware of the heat.  We started at 92 degrees and ended at 97. (Saturday was not so bad.  The house had not had enough time to really heat up.)

We noticed at one point none of us had broken a sweat!  As soon as we brought our focus back into our surroundings we begin to notice the heat.  It was only then that we became uncomfortable and wet. 

What could have been a miserable experience, became a pleasant and even at times a joyful and fun one, full of awe and wonder as we became aware of this phenomenon. 

What became so clear to us through this experience?  What we focus on becomes our reality.  This is Quantum Physics in a nutshell.    And, the world disappears as we come into the Creative Presence.

“There is a way to be in the world and not of it”.  This is the way.   We are spirit having a human experience.  We are in a body, but what the body experiences does not define us or change who we truly are.  

“Nothing we could ever think, say or do will ever change what is True”.

When we are in our creative, infinite, undefinable state of being, we are living our True Nature as timeless spirit.

I challenge you today to prove this to yourself.   Our faith is reinforced through experience.   Change you focus, or as a client so eloquently said the other day, “Take a Shift!”   Shift the focus of your thoughts and see what happens.    Take note of what happens when you are in “creative mode”.  Bear witness to how the world disappears and with it any discomfort as you come fully into the present moment. 

I would love to hear about your “Creative Moment” experiences with this experiment.  Email me…gail@foodrevelation.com

Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE and Abundant Health!

P.S.  Stay tuned for “Could Mindfulness be the Cure for Forgetfulness”.

Healing the Relationship with Food… Part 2

Here is Part One in case you missed it:https://www.foodrevelation.com/healing-the-relationship-with-food-part-one/

Healing the body for many may mean re-establishing the relationship with our collective mother “Mother Nature”…What I call God’s Birthing Place.  The nurturing “organic” substanence for all forms of life comes from this womb.

The archaic definition of “organic” is “instrumental”.  Mother Nature is instrumental in the formation and nurturing of our bodies. 

Merriam Webster also defines organic as “organize”.  There is an organized structure to the creation of life.  Also, the word “fundamental” comes up.   This organic structure Mother Nature provides is fundamental in forming (informing) the “organized” organic whole.

A chemical reaction occurs when combining organic matter.  It is not the fundamental cause.  It cannot happen without the building blocks (the organization) that Mother Nature has already provided.

With all this being said, it makes sense that to rejuvenate, restore and maintain this human body and all bodies in nature for that matter, we need the perfect structure and building blocks that Mother Nature provides.  The chemical process is a step removed from this or can be many steps removed.

It is true we can raise the vibration of our food with our love and gratitude prayers and bring it more in alignment with what we need.   However, the more chemical a food becomes the further removed it is from Source and its nurturing, life sustaining energy.  Organic food is naturally most compatible to our organic bodies.

So, does this mean we must always strive for Mother Nature’s perfection in what we eat?  NO. Perfection is not a requirement in life.  Ironically, the need for perfection can take us out of alignment with our health and happiness by creating stress.   Judgement = Stress.  The body makes acid when under stress making it very hard to maintain a healthy pH.

If you are very inflexible with your food; always eating “the right” thing for fear of getting sick or beating yourself up for eating the “wrong thing”, the fear and judgment will sabotage your best efforts.   Fear is the energy behind all eating disorders; whether it is eating for perfection or eating to destroy perfection (your body).

Intention is everything.  If you are a “health nut” you can know if fear is running the show by asking one simple question.  “Am I eating to honor my body and support my God-given health or avoid dis-ease?”  

If you answered yes to the latter, you may want to take a closer look at what you are really trying to avoid.  What is the underlying fear?  As we undercover these fears, we uncover our Truth.  Someone said it like this (I can’t remember who), “Fear is just an initiation into fearlessness”.

There is “nothing for nothing”.
Every experience we have in life brings us closer and closer to our True Nature….LOVE. Through my experience with many clients over the years, I’ve come to realize, for many the relationship with food is mirroring a childhood perception of what “love is” based on their experience with a mother figure.  For instance; they may have felt unnurtured. 

Stay Tuned for Part 3 of “Healing the Relationship with Food”. … When the relationship with food is mirroring a mother/child relationship.  In this part I will share real life success stories from my client files. 

Thank you for tuning in and sharing.   Until next time, here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE and abundant Health!

Chef Gail

photo credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here: http://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/

 


About Gail:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited. 

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food ISTalking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health. 

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:
http://www.foodrevelation.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/
https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/
https://twitter.com/foodrevelation
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UWl9wf5W0


 Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  I am an intuitive.  Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.

Healing the Relationship with Food: Part One

Healing our Relationship with Food – Part one.

Has food become your enemy?  Has your body become the enemy?

For many, food the most basic, life –sustaining sustenance has become the enemy.  Our bodies have become the enemy.  How did this happen?

Everything is energy vibrating from extremely low to extremely high and everything in between… including our food and our thoughts    Many have heard me say, “If you judge your food it will judge you back”.

The energy of judgement is very low and the energy of unconditional love is extremely high.

Keeping this in mind, it is not hard to imagine what happens when we judge our food and what is possible when we bless it with love and gratitude and our undivided, loving attention.    When we bless our food we give it every opportunity to bless our body no matter what it is.

I had a client about 6 years ago that challenged this premise to the extreme.  (By the way, the more we ask for evidence and receive it, the stronger our faith grows).  This client and I had been working together for about 6 months and during that time her God-given health had been restored and she had met her weight loss goal.    Then it was time to go on a cruise….something she had been looking forward to for a long time.    It was time to really put to the ultimate test what she now knew and believed.

Was it possible to go on a cruise where FOOD is the main attraction; bless it and enjoy it without sabotaging her good health?  The proof is in the puddin’.  She lost weight on the cruise.  Who does that!

A client asked me the other day, “How do we stay out of judgement of our food when we are being poisoned by toxic GMO food.   It is becoming almost impossible to avoid them and to even know what is in our food”.   I understood exactly where she was coming from.   I have been such a loud voice of resistance to these “so-called” man-made foods over the years.  Even, as I am preaching, “Don’t judge your food!”

If you peruse my blogs you will find many filled with judgement around food.  I have resisted the impulse to delete these…why?  Because I realize that nothing changes until we change our mind.  I think it is important to let people see my authentic, organic journey and how it has evolved over time; how what I believe changes as I stay open to divine guidance and revelation.   What the ego-mind thinks and believes is always based in past experience.  How can we grow if we stay stuck in the past – right?

I love how Divine Timing is always right on time.  I had the answer to her question.  It came in a divine download the day before….One of those that make me sit straight up in bed and grab pen and paper before I forget.  Spirit knew I would need this the very next day…amazing!

You might have heard me talk about the message I received a few weeks ago that went something like this; “The Cause of all life and the Source Energy (God if you like) that created heaven and earth must be in all of life.  It could not be any other way.  So, it stands to reason that good is in everything if you believe that God is good and this good is Love.

We may call something “manmade”, but the reality?  God Stuff or Good Stuff runs through all of it.   Creative clay (divine inspiration) and physical clay (Mother Earth – God’s birthing place) births all of our creations.

With this in mind, how might we amplify the good that is the back of everything and bring it into the forefront?  Love and gratitude does this…Not only in our food, but in everyone, every event, every creation.  Judgement keeps the good (the love) buried.   Jesus knew this and the power we have within to change our reality.  He said do not judge and love everyone.

Being born of love we were born to see love.   It is at the heart of everyone.  When we look for the good in others we bring the good into the light.  We bring out the very best of them.  The Love…the Truth.

I love synergy.  It is one of the ways Spirit provides guidance and confirmation.  My eyes are open to it and it never ceases to flabbergast me.   I just finished listening to “Peace Pilgrim” a few days ago and low and behold she had received pretty much the same message many, many years ago.  What an amazing journey she walked for peace from 1953 – 1981.  Many lives were changed with the message she brought.   Her message:

“This is the way of peace:  Overcome, evil with good, falsehood with truth and hatred with love.”   Find out more about her pilgrimage here:  https://www.peacepilgrim.org

I love the simple prayer she spoke every night before going to sleep:  “Thank you for your guidance and protection and for using me”.   I have made it mine.

If food has become the enemy in your experience, you might experiment with a love and gratitude blessing over your food (no matter what it is) and then give it your undivided, loving attention…turn off the TV, close the book.  Pay attention to the flavors and textures.  Pay attention to when you feel satisfied.    Enjoy it.

Love and gratitude raises the vibration of the food.  This is something that can be seen (ask me how).  Your loving attention and enjoyment brings it into alignment with your body.  There is a GOOD reason every culture has been blessing food for from the beginning of time in one form or another.

Feel free to use my food blessing:
“Thank you for this delicious abundance!  Thank you for every creation that took part in this one.  Thank you for the blessing of perfect nourishment this now provides this body.  And, thank you for the miracle of this body that knows EXACTLY what to do with it.  Thank you for the sheer pleasure it brings!  In immense appreciation, love and gratitude….Amen!

While you are at it, extend the love and gratitude into the world’s food supply.  Many, many people do not have a choice in what they eat.    We have the power with our prayers and blessings to bring out the good collectively.   As within, so without….

Up Next…More on “Healing the Relationship with Food”…When food has become the enemy.

Bless you!

Intuitive Chef Gail

PS:  It is that time of year again – ALREADY!  This healthful rendition of our family traditional turkey and dressing will blow your mind!  Savor and enjoy all of the flavor of the holiday!


No Turkey & Dressing                                                                                     8 Servings
(Vegan/Vegetarian Option)                                                                                              

2 1/2 cups prepared white quinoa (cooked with Imagine No Chicken Broth)
2 eggs (or 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 4 tablespoons water)
1/3 cup organic milk (So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk beverage for vegan version)
1 teaspoon Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup nutritional yeast

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.   Coat a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish or 3 quart casserole with a fine layer of spray oil or grease with butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water. Allow mixture to stand at room temperature until thickened to an “egg-like” consistency, about 5 minutes.  If using eggs, whisk until foamy.
  3. Into flax mixture or eggs; whisk in milk, vinegar, salt and nutritional yeast.  Fold in quinoa.  Set aside.

Next:
3 tablespoon butter (or Earth Balance butter)
1 large onion, chopped fine
2 large stalks of celery, chopped fine
1 small red bell pepper, chopped fine
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small apple, peeled and chopped fine
1 tablespoon rubbed sage (or to taste)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
1 cup Imagine No Chicken Broth
1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon cracked pepper, or to taste
2 cups Beyond Meat Chicken Substitute (optional)
3 boiled eggs, chopped (or ½ cup organic extra firm tofu chopped to look like boiled eggs)

Heat large stainless pot or Dutch oven (iron is great) over medium high and melt butter.  Add onions, celery and bell pepper in that order with a fat pinch of salt and sauté for 3 minutes.  Add garlic and herbs, sautéing for another minute or until herbs are very fragrant.

Stir in broth, “quinoa mixture”, salt and pepper.  Add meat substitute if using (or, real turkey or chicken and broth if you are a meat-eater).  Gently fold in boiled eggs or tofu.  Pour dressing into prepared baking dish.

Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until dressing is set (doesn’t jiggle) and is starting to brown along the edges.   Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Don’t forget the cranberry sauce! There is a recipe on the back of every bag of fresh cranberries.  Just use xylitol or powered stevia for no-sugar version.



photo credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here: http://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/


About Gil:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food ISTalking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:
http://www.foodrevelation.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/
https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/
https://twitter.com/foodrevelation
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UWl9wf5W0
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  I am an intuitive.  Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.

The Surrender Experiment…Cont’d

You may be wondering what has happened since I said YES to the “Surrender Experiment” on Sunday May 6th, 2018. Here’s the story in case you missed it:

https://www.foodrevelation.com/a-surrender-experiment/

I can tell you it has been quite a ride! The feeling of peace, I experienced after I said YES has not been totally consistent, but consistent enough to hold attention.  The ego is very persistent and insistent when it thinks you might be in any kind of danger – danger of monetary lack, danger of judgment from others, danger of failure and the greatest fear of all; danger of the unknown.

Shortly after I said YES I was telling my friend and mentor how the “surrender experiment” , reminded of a summer about 35 years ago when I was bound and determined to get up on a slalom ski.  My ex-husband and brother in-law were all excellent slalom skiers.   They were having so much fun pushing their limits and pushing my buttons.   I just had to learn how to do this!  I think this was the beginning of the knowing I could accomplish whatever I wanted as long as I was committed.

After drinking my fill of the lake all summer long, I finally found myself on top of the water.  Woo Hoo!   As soon as I was up I knew exactly what I had been doing wrong all along.  I was resisting resistance.   I was trying to pull myself up instead of letting the force that was pulling me up have its way.   It was so simple in hindsight.

The surrender experiment has taught me to stop resisting life; to stop resisting resistance.   It has taught me to open up to the guidance life’s events are offering , even when it seems that life is not on my side; when it seems to be “the resistance”.    It has taught me to talk back to my fear and look deeper into the face of fear for any untruth buried there.  My faith has been built to an unshakable level as I realize that life has never been my enemy; it has always only been my guide.    My entire response to life has shifted.   And, the confirmation that “YES Gail, by golly I think you’ve got it” arrived in church – again!  Go figure!

It arrived during a prayer.  I am a Prayer Chaplain and a couple of weeks ago I agreed to volunteer as Chaplain on this Sunday.  The Chaplain’s duty is to lead the congregation in prayer and to be available for those who would like private prayer support.   Often times I do not remember the prayers.  They flow through me.  This time I remembered the message.   It was confirmation for me and a message for others.  Someone came up to me during the offering and said he was going to request prayer with me after the service, but this prayer was what he needed.  It created a shift; a new perspective.  The Course in Miracles says the miracle is a shift in perception.

When we change our mind, everything changes. 

What has shifted in me is a much deeper understanding of oneness.  The “oneness” message has come up over and over again in the last couple of weeks, challenging me to go deeper and contemplate what it really means to be one with God and creation.    And, the prayer explained it so simply.  I love this quote from Einstein I’ve used many times (I love rhymes), “When the solution is simple – God is answering”.

I don’t remember the entire prayer.   I remember the main message:

If God is the cause of all life then God must be in all of life.  Therefore, I can my trust my life.  I can trust the ebb and flow of life to guide me.

If the Love that birthed me is within me then I can trust my heart and the emotions that spring forth to guide me and to let me know when I am out of alignment with this Love.

How does this relate to my experience over the last few months in this surrender experiment?  Since July I have experienced over 2 months of being in the flow.  Everything flowing so easily.  And, then the flow stopped.  The ego of course was fearful.  In the past I would jump in the boat with the fear and take a long tumultuous ride.  This time, I remind myself of what I now know and ask Spirit – what’s up?  What are telling me?  Where are you guiding me?

Something told me I already knew the answer before even before I asked the question.  Still I found myself trying to “figure it out” like our thinking mind likes to do.     Finally, I decided to ask my friend/mentor if she had any ideas about what was gumming up the works.  She always asked amazing questions!  It is one of the things I love about her.  The right question can knock a piece of sludge from the mind allowing the light of Truth to shine so bright!

The Answer – The Surrender Experiment has ended.  I had a feeling it was temporary when I said YES and said as much at the end of the initial blog.   It served its purpose so well.

Surrender is no longer an experiment – It is now a way of life.

I have seen what the power of surrender can do.   I have full faith in the flow of my life to
lead me to the extent I am willing to be led.
What does this mean with my work now?  I let Divine Guidance tell me what to charge or who
needs to be gifted the help.   A set fee schedule doesn’t work for everyone.  Every case is as
unique as we are.
This asking and receiving is no different than the guidance I receive in sessions or in my
private life. For instance: “Is it for highest best for all concerned to attend this event?” or when I
ask for a number I receive it; like asking for a body pH or asking, “How long is this food chart
good for?” 
  Simple and natural…this giving up and receiving.
We all have the ability to ask and receive divine guidance.  Surrender is the key; a giving up
of what we think or expect and a quiet mind to hear with.   Easier said than done….there is
work involved and we do the work when we are ready.
This is what I know for sure….As long as my only intention is to serve and I am willing to
receive, I am in alignment with the never-ending flow and the endless Source of Good.
There is nothing separate from me; not any person, place or thing – including money.   It has
been proven to me.    I experience this oneness with all as I perceive all through the eyes
of oneness.
This new faith I have is not a blind faith.  It is a faith built on experience through
experiment.   What is an experiment?  It is a challenge.  Show me what is true.   Truth
survived the Surrender Experiment.
What has transpired in my life since I said yes to the Surrender Experiment is nothing short
of miraculous!  It has also taken me way out of my comfort zone…for sure!   I’ve done a lot of
talking and soothing my fearful ego mind (I’ll tell you about Bailey, the “horse messenger”
later).

#1 – I am now working with an incredibly gifted doctor/healer (Pamela Smith) in her clinic 2
days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at “The Healing Sanctuary Institute of Texas”.  Her

methods support the body’s natural ability to repair itself.  I am so grateful to be another
tool in her toolbox.  I use my spiritual and intuitive gifts to help her patients align their
physical and energetic bodies with their natural God-given health.  This includes “Food IS
Talking”
 Intuitive Food Compatibility Testing and other energetic work.  The vision I saw

years ago has come true and still I am pinching myself – “What just happened!”

If you are ever in the Uptown area of Dallas, stop by and say Hi.   If you are looking for a truly
holistic approach to abundant health and aging gracefully; your body, mind and spirit are
welcome here.  https://www.thehealingsanctuaryinstitute.com/

#2 – In 2 ½ months I saved over 60% of my income and bought a new car.  I have never
experienced such an ongoing cascade of abundance!   “The Car” in itself is a miracle.
Someone asked me, “Gail, with all the choices how did you choose?”  It was easy, the car
found me.   I have owned 3 Mitsubishis.  The last one for 18 years.  It has been a remarkably
dependable car.   For some reason, I had it in my head I wanted a Subaru (I’ve owned one of
these too and it was a good one).  I realized pretty quick the Subaru was not within the price-
range I was looking.
And, then my car showed up and low and behold it was a Mitsubishi and the color was right
up my alley – Starlight Blue!  (Some of you will get this.)   Out of 432 cars at
enterprisecarsales.com (I was guided there – Chris Cazorla was amazing, by the way) that
met my criteria, there was only one Mitsubishi and it was absolutely perfect! What I wanted
was a small SUV with excellent gas mileage.   At 42 MPG, the gas savings alone makes the
very small car payment (I financed some) and the increase in insurance.    I love it!#3 – Just when I thought I was shifting away from cooking for clients, in 2018 I have found
myself doing more than ever.  I have said yes to this and this path has led to the most
amazing experience.  Something totally unexpected – beyond my wildest dreams!   I am
providing custom nutrition according to the Food IS Talking food compatibility chart for a
precious 14 year old with a brain injury on a feeding tube.  I can see the vision I saw at the
end of 2017 started to manifest….A full blown kitchen and retail space committed to custom
food and take out.

I believe we arrived on this planet with the perfect toolkit for maintenance and repair of
these natural organically grown bodies (all bodies in nature) and it comes from Mother
Nature herself – God’s birthing place.  We cannot duplicate what God has made through any
human effort.  What God has made is perfect for our bodies.
It makes complete sense to me that the body requires a lot of nature-made nourishment to
heal itself; something that is sorely lacking in many of the formulas available for feeding
tube patients.   Most of these formulas are packed full of processed sugar, oils and chemicals.
The improvement in her health, appearance and movement has been astounding since we
began in September.  It is truly amazing what can happen when the body is getting exactly

what it needs.

Thank you so much for following this journey and now for the delicious part!

Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE & Abundant Health!
Chef Gail

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We are at the tail end of fig season and I was blessed with a bumper crop from my daughter.  Here is what they made… Delicious!

Rosemary Infused Fig & Orange Jam

 (Inspired by mommypotamus.com – Gluten-free, Sugar-Free and All Plants)

2 cups fresh or frozen chopped figs, stems removed
2 tablespoon honey or to desired sweetness (for no sugar us 8 drops organic liquid stevia)
1 sprig of fresh rosemary about 2” long
2 drops food grade essential oil like Do Terra or Young Living (or 1 teaspoon orange zest)
1 cup water
2 tablespoon chia seed

In a medium sauce pan add all ingredients EXCEPT CHIA SEEDS.   Bring mixture to a simmer.  Cook for about 15 minutes stirring often.  Remove from heat.  Remove rosemary sprig.   Use a potato masher to mash or process for a smoother texture.  Lastly, stir in chia seeds.   Ladle jam into a glass jars.

Refrigerate overnight to let the chia seeds work their magic and for the flavors to meld.  Or, use traditional canning method to preserve for pantry storage. This jam will keep up to 10 days in the fridge or freeze up to one year.

Serving tips:   Of course, this jam is delicious on toast or bagels with cream cheese; even peanut butter sandwiches.   It also makes this impressive appetizer even better:  Top fresh baked crostini with a little goat cheese then a small dollop of fig jam.  Drizzle with honey if desired.

Note:  the chia seeds are a perfectly healthy alternative to the gelatin used in traditional jams and jellies and blend in with the seeds of the figs.   This recipe also works great with any fruit that has seeds like; strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.

Figs are full of essential nutrients.  The men will love this – figs support testicular health.   Go figure… What do they look like?  Mother Nature works like that.  For example:  Beets are good for the blood and heart health.  Carrots are good for the eyes – ever look close at a slice of carrot?  Avocadoes (shaped exactly like a womb) support womb and cervical health.

Here is a fun informational video on figs:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbj2rc98Jko 

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photo credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here: http://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/


About Gail:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food ISTalking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:
http://www.foodrevelation.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/
https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/
https://twitter.com/foodrevelation
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UWl9wf5W0

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  I am an intuitive.  Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.

Keeping Your Cool This Summer

The dog days of summer have arrived.  It’s funny; as I get older the heat bothers me less and less with the exception of nighttime.   I like to snuggle under the covers.   I crank the air down to 69 at night.  As soon as I roll out of bed, the thermostat goes to 85 and I never break a sweat.  If Molly (picture above) is not covered up well, she ends up under the bed!  With the house that cool, it takes a while to warm up.   I’ve realized I save money keeping the house so cool at night (off peak) – The air may not kick on until after 3:00 some days.

If you have a furnace burning within and you do not have a baby in the oven, summer can be unbearable.  This was the focus of a client session recently and prompted this share.

And, is the topic of “the 3rd missing link” in the upcoming book, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” – All bodies in nature thrive in perfect balance including the human body.

We keep hearing that chronic inflammation is the cause of a lot of chronic disease and some schools of thought blame it on an over-active immune response to a perceived threat.   This makes sense only if you believe the body is the enemy.  Spirit tells me otherwise.   My experience as a food and medical intuitive over the years – confirms.

The body is always doing the “right thing” and every symptom is the body’s way of telling us something we are “doing or thinking” is out of alignment with optimum health. The body is always striving for life even at the expense of body parts.  For instance, you can live for a long time with osteoporosis, but the acid that causes it will kill you in an instant if it reaches your blood.

Chronic inflammation is a message that the body is literally burning on the inside.    This is not the normal fever we get to alert us to infection and brings healing white blood cells and nutrients to the sight of an injury or infection.  This kind of inflammation results in chronic conditions like; heart disease, arthritis, crohns, ulcers, osteoporosis, gum disease, gout, etc.  if the cause is left unchecked.

The word inflammation has become so common place, the meaning has been lost.  It is a child of the word “inflamed”… to set aflame, ablaze, or afire; set on fire.     So the body is burning inside….  Youch!  In this state the organs no longer function as designed and will eventually become diseased if the message is not received and corrections made.   Malnutrition happens as the digestive organs can no longer assimilate nutrients. The client I spoke of above could not assimilate fat.  What is causing the burning?

Too much acid.  Like the blood, the overall body pH wants to be alkaline.  When the body is acidic, overtime it becomes inflamed.   Think about it.  When you put acid on your skin, it burns – right?  Acid burns inside and out.

The body does the very best it can to neutralize acid before it can hit the blood stream with the tools it has. Essential nutrients like minerals are the tools. When the body does not have enough to neutralize acid, it robs the bones for these life saving tools. Osteoporosis is a clear sign the body has been very acidic over a long period time.

A body out of balance throws the body’s organs out of balance too.  Another clear sign the body is too acidic; the gut becomes too alkaline.  It cannot effectively digest food.  Undigested food mixed with bile (acid) is regurgitated back into the esophagus….super painful.  Antacids and meds used to treat this painful condition provides temporary relief  by neutralizing stomach acid.   Acid reflux is a symptom of not enough acid in the gut.  Taking these meds is not a long term solution.  Correcting your pH is.  Undigested food not only hurts the upper GI tract, it acerbates irritable bowel diseases like diverticulitis, crohn’s, colitis and can lead to a leaking gut.

To put out the fire the solution is simple, (most real solutions are).   Raise the pH of the body.  What we eat and drink has the ability to do this.

Many have been told that a good way to raise the pH is to drink high alkaline water.  This can be effective and it can also be counterproductive if it is consumed anywhere close to mealtime.  Like antacids, it will neutralize your stomach acid and will inhibit digestion if not totally interrupting it.  Drink these waters between meals.

For that matter, it is best not to drink anything at all when eating.  Doing so “dilutes” your stomach acid and enzymes.  Wine is the exception to this rule – it is food.  For highest best digestion, eat slowly and leave the beverage off the table.  If you have acid reflux, following this one rule may bring relief.

If you are unsure about how to bring the body back into balance, I am always here to help.  The body always knows exactly what it needs to balance itself and you can know what it knows.  Food ­IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility testing can help you until you can discern for yourself your food needs.  Schedule a session here:  http://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/

If you think you might be suffering from chronic inflammation and would like to know what your body pH is, I would be happy to intuit it for you at no charge.  You can test this for yourself with a litmus strip.  The best time is between lunch and dinner; 3 hours before or after eating or drinking anything.  Spit once to clear the mouth before spitting on the strip.  Follow the litmus strips directions exactly for the most accurate reading.  (FYI – I have found the saliva produces a more accurate reading than urine.  It comes very close to what I receive intuitively and many people have tested me this way).

The recipe below is guaranteed to cool you off! Nature’s Gatorade!  (PS:  Not compatible if you have fungus in the body.  This high sugar fruit will feed it.)

Cucumber & Watermelon Salad                                                         Serves 6-8

2 tablespoon champagne vinegar or white balsamic
1 tablespoon honey
Juice from a large lime
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
4 cups diced seedless watermelon
½ cup thinly sliced red onion or to taste
¼ cup fresh chopped basil and mint (cilantro is good too)
4 cups salad greens

In large bowl whisk together vinegar, honey, lime juice and salt.  Toss cucumber, watermelon, onion and herbs in dressing.  Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Serve on top salad greens, drizzling greens with dressing.

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Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here:
http://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/

About Gail:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food IS Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:

http://www.foodrevelation.com/about/

https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/

https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/

https://twitter.com/foodrevelation

Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UWl9wf5W0

I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  I am an intuitive.  Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.

 

A Surrender Experiment

You may have heard that “giving and receiving” is all the same.  More accurately; they work together – NATURALLY.   What is receiving?  The word “receive” contains the energy of surrender; to allow –surrender to.  Interesting…the word “give” is also infused with the energy of surrender; to give up.
Let me tell you a story….

The story starts with a book, “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael A. Singer.  I had already read his book “The Untethered Soul” and it was super affirming of my current understanding of who I AM.  It is one of those books I recommend often.  Then The Surrender Experiment showed up on my radar.  Honestly, as I write this I don’t know how it came to me.  I just know it resonated at such a deep level I could not put it down or better said – turn it off.  I listened to Michael himself tell the story on Audible.

Let me say right here, I am a book-a-holic.  The thought of listening to a book never really appealed to me.  I enjoy reading a book I can hold in my hand.  Then came Audible.  I love listening when I’m driving. It makes the drive so much more fun!  And, I’m able to enjoy even more books.
Anyway, I had no idea the depth of this man’s journey.  I had no clue what had been built or how far his reach was due to his decision to just surrender to life; going where life led.  Never saying NO to whatever life dropped at his doorstep.  Just allowing life to unfold without resistance.

We think we know what is best for us.  We do not.  Or, our “Ego” mind does not.  The Universe (God) wants to give us every “Good” thing.  We are good at blocking this good with our mind and then actions.

This book was the first in a series of synergistic events that would unfold over the course of two weeks and leave me changed.  I love it when something or someone has that effect on my life.   I love having my mind blown.  I couldn’t always say that…

The second event came in a dream.  All I remember is a pelican with its gullet full…bulging.  I know that we have animal messengers.  I have lots of experiences around this magical way of receiving divine messages.  Another story time…

I didn’t tune-in to that message right away.  It would be several days before I remembered again and discerned the message (God’s timing is impeccable).  “Animal-Speak” pocket guide by Ted Andrews is a super helpful tool I use to steer me in the right direction.  However, just like Archangel Michael Card Readings (the only card readings I do), I realized a long time ago that the entire message on the page may not be relevant.  My inner guidance discerns the specific meaning for me or for my client.   The sentence on the page that was most relevant – “Give what you can to others”.   Hummm….   “I wonder what that means?”  “More volunteer work – maybe?”

A few days later, I’m in a session with a client in Florida and she says I remind her of a healing facilitator named Charlie Goldsmith.  In the wee hours of May 6th I thought to look him up.  (I realized just now as I write, 5/6 = 11.  That sweet number that lets us know we are on the right track).  Part of the message of the pelican became immediately clear when I read Charlie does not charge for his services, (I didn’t realize then the pelican’s “full gullet” also had meaning).  Shocked, I asked “Spirit, are you telling me to give my services away?”  I heard, “Give yourself away”.

As you can imagine, the idea was a little scary – A LOT scary.  Just to be on the safe side, I asked, “Spirit…show me one more thing I cannot argue with and I am ALL IN!”

I awake the next day and as I’m getting ready for church I remember I volunteered to read “The Daily Word”.   I said to myself, “I had better get my rear in gear if I’m going to be on time”.  I needed to be there an hour before the service to practice.  Not that it takes an hour; there are several volunteer speakers that practice during this time.

During my drive time to church (about 35 minutes) I am quiet; no music, no distractions.  It is a time I cherish as I often receive divine messages along the way.   I am in receiving mode.  Several times I tear up and I don’t know why.  It is a joyful energy that is bringing the water.   By the time I pull up to the light at Mockingbird and Central I KNOW I’m going to receive the divine answer I asked for at church and it is going to move me to tears – it already had.

I received the answer as soon as I opened to the Daily Word for May 6th, 2018.  Here it is in its entirety:

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Helping Others

I AM GRATEFUL TODAY FOR EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO BE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS.

Again and again in his earthly ministry, Jesus called us to have faith—the faith of a child, faith as small as a mustard seed. We may assume that it’s only with enough faith we can do the work that is ours to do. Today I recognize that quite the opposite is true!

By reaching out, extending love, and helping others in their human experiences, my faith grows. Belief becomes easy when I can clearly see the spiritual power my actions create!

My choice, then, is not a blind faith but a perceptive faith. I recognize the good I can create in the world and I strengthen my faith through the actions I choose.

Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.—Luke 6:38
© 2015-2018 by Unity. All rights reserved.

As soon as I read the affirmation, I found myself vibrating from head to toe.   But, this is not the end of the story…

I was pretty overcome.  Yes, the tears flowed.  When it was time to read the message to the congregation I had put myself back together – somewhat.  I wasn’t able to hold it together completely.  I was moved again as I read the bible scripture.  Several people noticed, included Rev. Karen.  I asked her if we could talk about what had just happened after the service.

We sat together in the church courtyard where the most amazing, majestic oak tree graces the church with her wisdom and protection.

When I told her what I was being guided to do.  She nodded lovingly and reassuringly.  I’m thinking, “Whew! She doesn’t think I’ve lost my mind!”  She too has been guided to give of herself in similar fashion. She then asked a very profound question; something I hadn’t thought of yet, “Gail, if someone offers you money – what then?”

My left ear popped with that question.  Those who know me, know this means I am receiving a divine message.  I say to Karen, “Spirit has something to say.”  I quiet my mind and this gentle voice tinged with a little humor says, “Gail, surrender to receiving”.  I understand the humor.  You see, I’ve gotten A LOT better at giving (sometimes until it hurts), but receiving has always been hard for me.  Can you relate?  I have resisted my Good and a helping hand as long as I can remember.

Reading the Daily Word message again, I realized I was being called into a “surrender experiment”.  And it wasn’t just about giving, but also receiving.  This was the meaning of the Pelican’s full gullet.  My faith is about to grow to an unshakable level.

At the moment of surrender – when I said YES, an unexpected sense of peace and euphoria (an odd combo) enveloped me; confirmation I had answered correctly.  This feeling comes rushing back whenever I think about this moment.

The next day I lie down for a nap, with a few questions rolling around in my mind as drifted off; “How does this work?  What does it look like?  How do I proceed?” The answer woke me up.  My eyes flew open when I heard, “It works naturally.  Receiving is built into giving.  It was designed that way”.

Mother Nature mirrors for us our natural way of giving and receiving.  The womb of creation nurtures all of life and all life forms in nature nurture Mother Earth. There is nothing to earn. The circle of life just is.

The heavens mirror for us unconditional love. We can see that the sun, the moon and the stars shine on everyone equally without condition and ask nothing in return.

On Tuesday, I knew exactly how to bring my website and online scheduler in alignment with this “surrender experiment”.   Here is how it works:

All energy work (the gift) will be given without condition.   This includes:

“Food IS Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility Sessions
Chakra Work
 Energetic Skeletal Alignments

I will accept “love donations” only.  No suggested amounts will be given (all pricing has been removed from the website).

If it is determined I can help, I extend this help regardless of the ability to pay. 

I know by “letting go of the wheel”, not only will my needs be abundantly met; doors will also be opened to others to receive the help they need.  This reminds me of something I read in the “12 conditions of a Miracle” by Todd Michael.  It went something like this, “When what you desire is in alignment with what is Good for everyone – you will not be denied”.

This Memorial Day weekend it will be 3 weeks since receiving “The Message”.   I am already blown away by the experience so far.  I realized last Sunday as I was writing my tithe check for the week prior, it was the largest one for the year!  This week I am able to give even more.  I feel so blessed and grateful!

Here is the rest of what I heard…

1.  The perceived self-worth of many is directly tied to the world’s monetary system.   For instance; it is generally accepted that without a formal education you will not be able to “earn” a living wage.  The more expensive the education the higher the income.  Without an education you are considered practically worthless.

I let this idea hold me back from sharing my gifts initially for fear I would not be taken seriously without an expensive education and I might starve.   The intuitive and energy healing work I do was “not learned” it was realized and keeps expanding.  I do not have a bunch of letters after my name lending me credibility.  We are starting to realize we can “learn” anything online and “not all knowledge is learned”.  This work I’ve been given has sustained me full-time and part-time going on 8 years now.

I’ve been told over and over, “Gail, you need to charge more for your services.  Your pricing is a reflection of your self-worth.  People will perceive your effectiveness based on how much you charge”.   If I use this tactic, the very people I came here to help may not be able to access the help.

2.  What we believe about love is directly tied to a worldly system of value.  Many women have come to believe that to “marry well” you must be a “good catch”; with good looks, a good education and money doesn’t’ hurt.  In some countries marriages are still outwardly arranged based on money; the dowry system.  Much can be overlooked when looking for a mate if the money is right.   How many marry for “anything but love”.   How many in past generations, including my own married to be “taken care of financially?”

We may be conditioned to monetize self-worth and love, however the “The Truth” is:

“We cannot earn what we already ARE – Love and Life”. 

I guess it is time to trust Life again and its “built-in” support system of “giving and

receiving”.   It is time to undo my conditioning around money and self-worth, once and for
all.  It is time to release ALL blocks to receiving abundance in its many forms – including
money.  To give of myself expansively and freely – I must do this.  To receive abundant love –
I must do this.
I can see how this surrender thing works in all of life and this realization helps to solidify my
faith. For instance; without surrendering what “I think” to the Source of ALL Knowing, I would
not be able to do the work I’m called to do.  For every question there is already an answer.
They co-exist, just like giving and receiving.  I “receive” these answers on behalf of my
clients.   If I can allow this, then I can allow anything.

I don’t know where this experiment is leading me and that’s okay.   My ego reminds me less

and less every day that the unknown and change is scary.  I wonder if it will ever completely
give up.  It really doesn’t matter.  I have a free will choice in who am I going to surrender to;
myself or God.  I choose God.

In much gratitude and love,

Chef Gail

PS:  Who wants to play with me?  That could be your own surrender experiment or scheduling a session you thought you could not afford.

PSST:  Below is a cool recipe to help you surrender to Summer – Enjoy!


Smokey Watermelon Gazpacho                                                     Serves 8-10
8 cups of seedless watermelon chopped in small cubes)
2 tomatoes diced
3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow, orange, or red bell pepper diced
3 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 cucumber peeled and diced
2 jalapenos seeds removed and diced
¼ cup purple onion diced
Juice from 1 large lime
2 garlic cloves minced
1 cup diced and peeled mango or peach (fresh or frozen)
1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper (or to taste)
1 ½ tsp sea salt
2 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
½ cup chopped cilantro

Process 3 quarters of vegetables and fruits with vinegar and lime juice in food processor or blender (process in batches is needed).

Pour into large bowl and blend in balance of fruit and veggies and chopped herbs. Cover tightly and chill well before serving.   (This is way better the next day).

A most delicious way to get your daily quota of raw fruits and vegetables.

 

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here: https://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/


About Gail:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food ISTalking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:
https://www.foodrevelation.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/
https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/
https://twitter.com/foodrevelation
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UWl9wf5W0

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  I am an intuitive.  Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.

 

 

 

 

 

What the World Needs Now is Our Creativity

As a child of the Master Creator, we are born to create.  When we are creating we are intimately connected to our Creator.   The world slips away as we become one with creation.

In meditation today I received the clear message it is time to create something new.   This message has been showing up in synergy all week.   Every day is a new beginning; a new opportunity to create anew.

It is so easy to stay in our comfort zone, never venturing too far out of the box for fear of the unknown or heaven forbid – failure.  I know stepping into my fear is where my freedom lies – I’ve proved this to myself!  Still, I find myself resisting.  Spirit gently nudges me.   Experience has shown me if I do not answer this creative call, I will be nudged harder.

The picture above is the result of finally surrendering to the call.  It only took a total of 6 hours to complete from original sketch to finished painting, but 9 months from conception to birth…interesting.

Meet Hercules.   This painting has ignited the inborn pull of the creator within.   Creation has opened a door to something new.   I am patiently waiting for it to unfold, even if it takes another 9 months.   I know this next thing is adding another layer to the work I’ve been given.

Let me tell you a story of how Hercules came to be…the message and the challenge for you and me.  OMG!  Another unexpected rhyme.

Two of my favorite people and spiritual mentors (Pete Taboada and Alida Morrill) told me separately, on more than one occasion, “Gail, you have a horse to draw”.    I knew I drew horses as a kid, but like much of my childhood I don’t remember doing it.  Only recently am I starting to get glimpses of this past reality.

I know that I took art lessons in middle school, but I cannot remember one single teacher from elementary to high school.  Obviously, I was not present A LOT! What I do remember is a painting of mushrooms on wood.  I must have really liked it or someone told me it was good (another rhyme!).

So why did I stop?  Could it be someone told me I wasn’t good enough?  As children, most of us have gone through the experience of “not being good enough”.  Can you relate?   Much of what shapes our adult life is what we learned to believe as children.  This is the reason I resisted drawing the horse.  I was so afraid of it not being good enough, not even for me!  We are our own worst critic – right?

I’ll never forget the time (going on 2 years ago now) when I attended one of Pete’s art classes.  I didn’t make it through the opening meditation.  I left in tears.  The next attempt, I resisted all the way, but this time I stayed.   However, I left angry that the painting I had created in the class looked nothing like what I had planned.  Like a child, I refused to even sign it.  I tossed it in the back seat of my car where it remained for days.  When I finally pulled it out, I really saw it for the first time.  It was a vortex – something I see in my mind’s eye regularly in clearing sessions.   The painting was exactly what it was meant be.

Excited, I called Pete.  He was also super excited that I had finally come to my senses!  He agreed to meet me at a convenient location to help me finish the painting.  I didn’t have the right tools to finish, sign and own it! Bless you Pete!  Here it is below…

It would still be over a year before I would pick up a pencil and eventually a brush again.  I love this statement from one of my fellow prayer chaplains that is just recovering from open heart surgery, “healing is happening little by slow”.

It takes a lot of patience and compassion of self to heal the wounds of life and step into wholeness again.   With that being said, I’m also very aware how every wound is revealing my Truth.  It takes a lot of contrast sometimes to develop a clear picture.

Moral of the story…. The world needs our creativity NOW and the MASTER CREATOR within us is not going to stop knocking at our door until we answer.   It is our God-Given creativity that will usher in a new reality where everyone lives in peace and in harmony with each other AND Mother Earth.  We MUST exercise our creative muscle to build the habit of creating.  When we get into this habit we become a vessel for new creation.  It doesn’t matter how we create….JUST DO IT.

The challenge:

I am going to create something new every day for the next 100 days (100 days has come up twice in the last week).   By then, I should be in the habit of creating, rather than resisting creation.  I challenge you to join me…

I would love to hear about your creations.   They can be big or small.  It can be art or adventure.   A recipe, a new plant planted, a doodle, a poem, singing a new song, writing a song, maybe creating a smile where there was a frown on someone’s face.

Ask yourself, “What can I do in this moment to make this thing I do every day into a new experience?”   Example: Maybe you visit a nature preserve regularly, but have you ever walked barefoot in the woods…exquisite!

If you want to play along, share your creations at: https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/ or at https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/.

I will be sharing mine daily (to keep me accountable). Today I’m sharing “Creation Coffee” (see below). Caffeine and fat when combined is brain food.  We need healthy brains to create.   Hope you enjoy this as much as I will.  If you do not like coffee or it is not compatible, that’s okay….Make it hot chocolate or chocolate milk instead.

Here are some other ways to support creativity:

Diffuse or wear essentials oils:  (Let me know if you need information on where to find these).

Blue Tansey
Lemon Grass
Wild Orange
Citrus Blends
Peppermint
Ylang Ylang

Get outside barefoot on Mother Earth.  Mother Earth supports creativity.  She is “the womb of Creation”.  Makes sense…

Meditate to clear your mind before you sit down to create.  Meditation in nature is a powerful way to get your creative juices flowing.

If you are struggling, a short nap (20 to 30 minutes) often opens a door to a new idea.

Get plenty of sleep and resist alcohol in the evenings.  A clear mind supports creative dreaming and the chances that you will remember the dream.

Keep several “Creative Journals” handy, so you can shot down anything that comes up at night or during the day.   You might want to keep one by your bed and one in your car, etc.  If you are like me, I forget easily.  I’m in the habit of NOT hanging onto a lot of information.  This way I don’t have to.

Okay – READY, SET – GO!

Creative Coffee:

4 ounces coconut milk
6-8 ounces natural spring water
1 teaspoon organic instant coffee (If you are not a coffee drinker – leave this out)
1 tablespoon organic unsweetened cocoa powder (cacao powder is even better)
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 drop of food grade peppermint oil like Do Terra or Young Living
Dash of cinnamon
1 tablespoon organic raw honey or agave for vegan version (use organic stevia for sugar-free version).

Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan.  Heat gently until hot (do not boil).  It is ready when smooth and creamy.

Serve hot or over ice with a dollop of coconut whipped cream (So Delicious Coco whip is a good one if you don’t have time to make your own).

Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE & Abundant Health!

Gail


photo credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here: https://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/


About Gail:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food IS Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:
https://www.foodrevelation.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/
https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/
https://twitter.com/foodrevelation
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UWl9wf5W0
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  I am an intuitive.  Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.

Revelations, Resolutions & Recipes

Welcome to 2018!
For the last 4 years I have chosen a word to encompass and infuse every goal for the new year.  Last year it was “Expansion” and boy was it ever a year for that!

 

 

Creative expansion topped the list of all the ways I expanded.  I started drawing again.  Something I had not done since a child.  I took me 9 months to birth the horse in my mind’s eye – I was very resistant…lol.

I started writing poetry (the latest is below) and published Christmas cards with Spiritual Artist Pete Taboada (who is an “Expander”) and Dallasunity.org.

I introduced the Evolution of Free Health  video series LIVE on Facebook! And, I have a new YouTube Channel – “Intuitive Chef Gail Blair“.  Talk about overcoming fear!  The goal is to have the next book complete and published in the first quarter of 2018.

And, I became a Prayer  Chaplain, something totally unexpected.

My WORD for 2018 did not show up until yesterday.   It was a recent family crisis that brought it forward – here’s the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxkVCPuhuSA&t=2s.  The word for this year is “REMEMBRANCE”.   The remembrance of who I AM and who everyone is.

What ever is going on in our lives or in the world does not change the truth of who we all are at the very heart….

We are LOVE, Born of LOVE, Pure & Innocent at the root.  In our human form we forget and then events help us remember.  This is the year I look for the Truth in every one and every event.  

The light of unconditional love is the mirror that others see themselves clearly in.  “I am looking for love in all the wrong places” (In the seemingly unloving and unlovable).  This is going to change everything in my world!  And, I am grateful!

This is the poem that was sparked by the event:

The Tear

A New Year is once again about to be here. Reminding me that life is oblivious…It has no mission other than to support our every commission.

From the death of our Truth into life’s illusion, we experience the world and get caught up in delusion. A tear is created.

As I count my blessings, many and more. I am aware of a shift…something new to be thankful for.

The Holy Tear that tears us apart creates sacred space to mend every heart.

Without the rift we would remain forever adrift….to the Truth in our hearts that was there from the start.

Without pain and great sorrow there could be no great joy. Without anger and hate we would not know what love is about.

Without judgment, unconditional love has no meaning. We would have no reason for being.

Today I am grateful on the edge of a New Year for the river of love that flows through each tear. Filling every crevice, mending every part until the tear is no longer and we are one heart.

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Wondering what to do with your New Year’s dinner left-overs? Here is a delicious solution:

New Year Savory Pie

(Gluten-Free, Vegan with Vegetarian option)

This is my all-time favorite savory pie! It is designed for leftovers, so feel free to use whatever is in the fridge or frozen vegetables.

The mushroom, leek and shallot sauce will be good with just about anything or add more milk for the best cream of mushroom soup ever!

The oat crust has a delicious flavor and rustic quality that is perfect for this savory pie. However, if you’re in a hurry, buy ready-made crust or just pour the filling into a casserole and top with cheese and bake….yummy!

Oat Pie Crust

1 ¼ cup of oat flour
¼ cup tapioca flour
6 tablespoon butter, cold (or Earth Balance for vegan option)
½ teaspoon sea salt
4 – 6 tablespoon cold water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together.

Chop butter in to cubes and cut into flour with fork until mixture is crumbly. Or use processor, pulsing a few times until butter is roughly incorporated. Mixture should resemble large crumbles.

Make a well in center of flour mix and add 4 tablespoons of water. Mix until dough holds together when squeezed. Add more water if needed 1 tablespoon at a time. If using a processor, dough is perfect when it starts to clean the sides of the bowl. Knead dough a few times and cut in half. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate while making filling.

Filling:

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter or Earth Balance Vegan butter
3 leeks, clean and chopped with a little of the green part
2 shallots, minced (or garlic)
1 cup button or baby bello mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary or ½ tsp dried
1 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon or ½ tsp dried (thyme works well too)
3 tablespoon oat or rice flour
¼ cup dry white wine (chardonnay is good)
1 ½ cup vegetable stock (I love Better Than Bouillon concentrate in a jar)
¾ cup So Delicious coconut milk beverage, unsweetened (or organic milk for vegetarian)
2 dashes fresh grated nutmeg (or ground)
1 teaspoon sea salt and cracked pepper or to taste
1 cup wild rice, prepared (quinoa works well too)
1 bunch collard greens, chopped (boil or sauté until just tender and still bright green)
1 ½ cup prepared black-eyed peas (canned is fine – just rinse first)
2 cups cooked and cubed butternut squash
1 cup shredded gruyere or Swiss (optional for vegetarian version)

Preheat large skillet over medium high. Add butter and oil and swirl to coat skillet. Add mushrooms, shallots and leeks to hot skillet with a dash of sea salt. Sauté for about 3 minutes then add herbs. Stir frequently until leeks are translucent and mushrooms have released their moisture (5-7 minutes total).

Add flour to mixture stirring for a minute until well blended. Deglaze pan with wine and simmer for a minute. Add broth and bring to high simmer. Gradually add milk stirring constantly until sauce is thickening. Stir in nutmeg. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

In a very large bowl gently mix together, rice, collards, peas, squash and mushroom, leek mixture.

Remove dough from fridge roll out each half of dough on parchment or wax paper for a 9” pie crust or 10″ seasoned iron skillet. Invert one crust into pie plate or skillet and gently peel paper away. Press dough evenly into place and finish edges as desired. Reserve other half for top of pie.

Spread veggie mixture evenly on top of finished crust. Spread cheese if desired on top of veggie mixture. Gently lay rolled out dough on top and pinch the top and bottom edges of dough together to create a tight seal.

Brush top with milk and pierce a few times with a sharp knife to vent the steam. (Or you can do a tart with top open – freeze the other half of crust).

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes then reduce to 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until pie is golden and bubbly. Let pie rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.

 

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Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here:
https://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/

About Gail:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food IS Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:

https://www.foodrevelation.com/about/

https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/

https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/

https://twitter.com/foodrevelation

Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UWl9wf5W0

 

 

Jack Daniels Southern Pecan Chocolate Pie

         Jack Daniels Southern Pecan Pie 

Gluten-Free & Vegeterian with Vegan Option

 Low Glycemic – No Processed Sugar                                                                                                     

This is a decadent, healthy spin on the best pecan pie I’ve very had! My twin brother’s.  If you are up to the task, it will quite literally knock your socks off!

1 cup date syrup (see recipe below or buy prepared)

¼ cup pure maple syrup

¼ cup cocoa, unsweetened

¼ teaspoon instant coffee

1½ tablespoon arrowroot (or tapioca flour)

¼ cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Whisky (or other quality bourbon) – Optional

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

½ cup pecan pieces

1 cup pecan halves

 For glaze:

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ cup agave syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, whisk together all ingredients (except pecans) until very smooth. Use a processor if you prefer. Fold in pecan pieces.

Pour mixture into 9” pie crust (see below) and spread evenly. Arrange pecans halves on top. Bake for 30 minutes.

Whisk together glaze ingredients. Remove pie from oven and lightly brush pecan tops. Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes or until pie is set. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Note: if pecans start getting too brown, tent pie with foil.

This recipe rivals the best pecan pie I’ve ever had – My twin brother’s.  It’s a healthu spin on his original recipe with NO processed sugar, or artificial ingredients. Top it off with delicious homemade coconut whipped cream or store bought So-Delicious CoCo Whip.

Oat Pecan Pie Crust

1¼ cup gluten free oat flour (sifted)

¼ cup pecan pieces

¼ teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup coconut palm sugar

¼ cup butter, cold (or Earth Balance for vegan version)

¼ cold water (more or less)

In food processor add flour, salt, sugar and pecan pieces. Pulse a few times to mix

 

Add butter and pulse until butter is roughly cut in (8-10 seconds). Note: This can be done by with a fork or your fingers).

Turn processor to on and add water slowly through feeder tube until dough begins to clump and cleans the edge of bowl. If too wet and sticking to sides add a little more flour (1 teaspoon at a time). If too dry add more water (1 teaspoon at a time). Dough should be very soft, but not sticky. Remove and pat into ball.

Roll out onto sifted oat floured surface. For ease, roll out on parchment paper, place a 9” pie plate upside down on top of dough and flip plate over. Peel off parchment and gently press dough into plate. Finish edges as you wish.

Bake at 425F degrees for 10 minutes. Move to cool spot while you make the filling.

Medjool Date Syrup: (makes 2 cups)

12 Medjool dates (chopped)

1¾ cups water

1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and bring to low simmer for 30 minutes stirring frequently.

Pour syrup into processor and process until very smooth. Allow to cool before using. This can be stored in glass container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, so make plenty at one time for the holidays.