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The Tools to Manifesting a Joyful Life

In order to create what we want, we must release any thoughts that oppose what we want.  As children of Source Creator, we inherited the power of creation.  Our most powerful creative tool is the focus of our thoughts.   Quantum Physics with the “Double Slit” experiment proved this Spiritual Truth. 

 
Nothing was ever created that wasn’t thought of first!

We are moving from being “unconscious” creators to “on purpose, conscious creators” as we move into the light of consciousness, all unconscious thinking and consciously focus on what we all truly desire…a peaceful, joyful, happy, abundant life full of love!  This is our true way of being.

These are the tools that have worked for me and many others over the years.  Some have come from others and some have come to me.  They are all Divinely Inspired.  

 
The challenge for all of us is to use the tools all the time, especially when the going gets tough.  In the tough times we tend to throw our toolbox out the window.  I know… I’ve done it plenty.  

 
Don’t give up!  There will come a time with diligent use of these and vigilance you will find yourself consistently creating what you want and living a joyous life.  I know… I’ve done that too.   The occasional clog in the wheel of your happiness and peace will then simply be your sign to stop and observe the message life is sending.  

You can trust your life!  If you look back on your life, it is easy to see that what you focused on became.  Your life doesn’t lie.  It clearly tells you when you are in or out of alignment with your Good.  If life is flowing…keep going (in that direction).  If life stops…a door shuts; a road block appears, STOP and ask questions.   “I wonder what this is for?”  

Final note:  If you think that life just happens, then you are at the mercy of life…a victim with no power to change your circumstance.  You are not limited, because Spirit (of which you are) is not limited.   You know or have seen people that seemed so limited and did amazing things!

When we own our creations we are owning the Powerful Creator we are!  If you can create what you do not want, then you can just as easily create what you want, just by re-focusing the mind.
 

The Tools

1.  Value/Integrity Discernment Tool: 
If you don’t know what you want; or you know but you are not in integrity with it, life will be hard.   That’s where the “Value/Integrity” tool comes in.  When your thoughts are in integrity with what you say you want, your experiences will begin to align with your values.  With nothing opposing what you want; no conflict of interest, no contradictions, you will bring to you what you want.   It is the Law of the Universe.  You cannot receive what YOU have not asked for. You asked for this life experience.  You are asking with your thoughts and feelings.  A vibratory match is always on its way.  

Someone ask me one day why “pure evil” seems to prosper when good people seem to live in so much lack.  Spirit said, “Pure evil has no opposition…it’s pure.   It operates unopposed.  You could say it has no conscience.   Pure Good is even more powerful because in operates in Truth.”

Ask yourself in meditation what 3 things are most important to you in life.  And, then think about being at the end of your life and what was important looking back; what’s important may change.  Don’t rush.   If you have never asked this question, it might take a bit to get clear on it.  Once you know what they are, write them down. 

When you are struggling with stress and worry or with a choice or decision, run your thoughts or choices by the measuring stick you just created.  Simply ask yourself, “Is this thought or choice in alignment with what I say is important to me?” It will be easy to discern.  Now, you can discard the thought that is not in alignment and replace it with what is.

 
Here are my top 3 values and how I use them as a measuring stick for my thoughts:

 
 a. Freedom.  Is my thought in alignment with freedom or is it trapping me in a downward spiral of negativity and causing constriction in my body.   My breath will tell me.  
bHealth and well-being.  Is my thought contributing to my health or creating dis-ease?  
c. Harmonious relationships.  Is my thought creating harmony or disharmony within (my feelings)?  They will be made manifest without (in my relationships). 
 This is a wondrously freeing tool!

 2. One Minute Meditation Tool:
Get a journal, small enough to take wherever you go.  Set your phone alarm to go off every hour and sit with your breath for 1 minute.  Set an intention to have any negative, unconscious thinking rise into your conscious mind during this one minute.  Notice the thought and go back to your breathing.  Afterwards, right down in your journal what thought was opposing what you want. It is very important not to judge any judgmental, negative thoughts.  A client said this to me one day and I had to laugh!   “That would be compound judgment!”  Judgement is what buried our Truth to begin with and it will keep us buried.

Immediately after the meditation (if you have time) or at the end of the day, re-align the thoughts that are opposing what you want with what your truly desire.  Use the next tool…One Command.

 3.  One Command (by Asara Lovejoy)
Any negative or opposing thought can be re-aligned with the One Command practice.  Get the book and learn how to effectively create what you want by aligning with the vibration of it in the Quantum Field.  There is a scientific element to this that is fascinating!   I can attest this magical tool works if you work it!  It changed my life from living with just enough to living abundantly without worry. 

 4. Commanding your Spirit Tool:  You are Spirit!  Your breath is your Spirit!  You can call on this Power within to help you stay in your “Heart Space”; your loving nature.  This is a powerful tool past down to me by my mentor. Say…
 “I Command my Spirit to take my thoughts into my heart”.  Repeat 2 more times and count back from 10 – 1.  Take a big deep breath to restore your mind.  It is so!

 5. Hold ALL situations and people including YOU in the Light:
See the Light of Love infuse and surround you/them and the situation.  Ask your Spirit, “Show me a Higher Perspective”. Or, “Show me the Perfect Solution that will bring light and healing to this situation.”   Without judgmental thoughts in the way you will receive it.

 6.  Stay in your own business and respect others’ journeys:
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned and one of the hardest!  You will get dragged through the mud when you are interfering with another’s journey.  Ask your Spirit, What is mine to do?  Sometimes it is only to love people from afar.  Focus on what you want for them; see them happy, healthy and enjoying life.  If you have a part, let your Spirit guide you into the Right Action that will support healing.

 7.  Your breath is the most powerful clearing tool:  It is your Spirit!  A deep breath can clear negativity; non-beneficial energies and restore peace of mind in an instant!   Remember the old saying, “Take a deep breath and count to 10?”

 8. Stay protected from non-beneficial energies by staying out of judgment and fear.  The minute you are judging someone else you have connected to their fear.  When you are judging yourself, you have connecting with fearful experiences of the past.

If you find yourself going down a rabbit hole of fear and negativity, use your breath to clear and put your protective shield back up around your energy field.  Note; a negative thought will not crumple your protection; we are in a human experience.  Going down deep rabbit holes with negativity will.  Anxiety, spinning thoughts and nightmares; any dis-ease are all signs you are not clear or protected..

 9.  Use alignment tool to re-align with Truth.  See a white/gold rod moving through all your chakras and extending upward into the galaxies into infinity and downward through Mother Earth, the galaxies and into infinity.  Say, I am grounded in Truth and Anchored in Love in all of space and time and eternity”.  See this alignment up and down and then extend around you, moving outward.   Breathe deep…it is done!
 
10. Tools for staying out of judgement:  Like a picture is revealed in a dark room, the contrast; darkness is revealing us.  It creates the hard knocks in life we wake up to.  Who are we to judge what hard knock will finally cause someone to open the door to their Truth?  Our judgment keeps others buried.  It keeps us buried.  Self-judgment is what buried us to begin with.
 
As we forgive our own self-judgments we become the mirror of Love that other’s see themselves clearly in…as Love.   It starts with Self-Love.  We can and must keep ourselves protected from those that are operating out of pain and fear. They can be dangerous; and at the same time, we can stay out of judgment.  

Use these tools in lightness; without judgment.  Laugh A LOT!  Laugh at yourself.  Don’t take life so seriously!  You are here to enjoy life, not to be at the mercy of it. 

In love, gratitude and service,

Gail

Divine Planning

Staying present with what’s on your daily plate.

I hear this all the time, “I’m so overwhelmed!”   This was a common theme in my life and for many I know until I understood this:  It is not what is happening that is causing this overwhelmed feeling.  It is what I’m “thinking” about what is happening that is the cause.  When I am thinking, I am not present with what is happening…I’m in my head.  We cannot be “thinking” and “being” present at the same time. 

Once “overwhelm” takes over it can be hard to stop the anxiety that accompanies it and pull yourself out of the downward spiral.   This system will help keep you from spirally out of control to begin with.  And, if you are like me, “a little ADD” the system I’m about to share has worked magic in keeping me focused and present.   Before I discovered this, it would take me forever to just clean the house.   I would start in 1 room and go into another to get something, and BAM, I’m off and running in that room without finishing the room I exited.   Can you relate?

 Someone suggested I try a “Day Planner”.  That was a nightmare!  I also tried a huge wall calendar.  The fuller the page or calendar the more overwhelmed I felt, until I literally felt paralyzed.   It became clear to me, the systems that work for so many, were not working for me.   I needed a system that would keep track of my “To Do List” and at the same time help keep me focused only with what was currently on my plate.   This idea hit me one day as I was staring at all the Sticky Notes on my desk; reminding me of all that was left undone!

I call this method “The Sticky Note Weekly Planning System”.   Not very glamorous, but it works!

1. First Step: You will need a journal (make it light and fun!)

Block off about an hour on the weekend (or your days off) to Divinely Plan your week.  Get grounded and still.  Reflect on the projects you would like to complete.  Write the projects down in your journal as they flow into your mind.  Don’t think too hard.  Just let them come.   DON’T number them. 

Choose your words carefully. Words are powerful energy that can help or hinder.  They have a vibration.  Some are higher vibrational than others.  For instance; you might have noticed I used the word “like” rather than “want or have to”.  It feels lighter.  “Projects” and “complete” feels lighter to me than “task” and “accomplish”.  I use the online dictionary a lot to find acronyms that “feel” better.  

2. Once you have your list, ask yourself, “Is this list complete.   And, is this all “mine” to do this week?”  Be still and let the answer be revealed. You may discover some things can wait and should wait (this is not the same as procrastination).  Or maybe you have bit off more than you can chew.  Or, that you can put some of what is on your plate on someone else’s.  I used to think I had to do it all myself or it wouldn’t get done; or done right.  My ex-husband called that way of thinking, “Do It Self Me Syndrome”…LOL.   Letting go of that idea saved me a LOT of anxiety and time.

There are several ways you may hear “Spirit” answer.  Try just asking the question and taking a deep breath.  Your breath is Spirit and therefore can be the best discernment tool.  Can you take a complete breath while holding the question in your mind?  This is a good sign you’re on the right track.  Is there a hitch or hang-up; constriction anywhere in the body with the breath?  This is a good sign your list has a cliché somewhere, maybe for one of the reason stated above.

Pay close attention to the body as you breathe.  You may feel a discernible lightness or heaviness in the body with your question.  The lightness is saying YES.  The heaviness…NO.   You may even hear the answer (we all will eventually as the mind declutters).

You may use a tool if none of these methods seem to give you a clear answer (remembering your natural way of receiving can take some time.  It has been taught out of us).  Your body is an amazing tool in itself!  Stand relaxed with your feet hip distance apart.  Get grounded; see your roots growing from your feet into Mother Earth until your feet feel heavy or tingle.  Then, fold your hands over your chest.  Ask first to see how your body responds to a “Yes and No” question:

Say, “Show me a YES”.  Your body may sway forward.  This is a YES.  Say, “Show me a NO”.  A backward movement is a NO (unless your polarity is reversed and then the answers will be backwards; another reason to test your yes’s and no’s before you start asking questions.  Most of you know what “reversed polarity” means.  If not, reach out.    

The first time you experience these movements, it may be overwhelming!  OMG!  This is for REAL!  Our bodies are a conduit to Source; Our Creator; GOD.  They become better and better receivers as we declutter our bodies and minds.   If you got excited….ground again.

 3. Now comes the really fun part!  Put the list in “Divine Order”.   You may be completely surprised that what you thought was most important on your list… may not be. 

Note:  To receive Divine Guidance, it is crucial to get your head out of the way.  Spirit will not argue with you.   If you have already made up your mind you will get the answer “you think” is right.  This is called “Free Will” and what science calls “The Placebo Effect”.  This following statement works well at bypassing the mind…

“I don’t care what the answer is.  My only desire is to know the Truth”.

State it and take a deep clearing breath to clear the body and mind.  Using any of the methods above that work for you begin putting your list in Divine Order. 

While holding the first item on your list in your mind, ask “Is this number 1 on my list?   Breathe and discern. If you get a NO, then go to the next item and do the same. Continue asking and receiving; denoted the appropriate number by the project on your list until all is in Divine Order.

Write down project number 1 and maybe number 2 on Sticky Notes.  NO more than 2 to start.  Over time I have been able to have 3 or 4 sticky notes on my desk without feeling pressured as I get better and better at staying present. The visual of seeing the Sticky Notes disappear as I move from project to project is very rewarding! 

4.  See in your “Mind’s Eye” all the other projects contained in separate bubbles that are placed on a shelf where they will remain until you are ready to pull the next one down; write it on a Sticky Note and place it on your desk (or refrigerator).  I am forever grateful for my mentor for this wonderful visual! 

Now close your journal.  You know the old saying, “Out of sight, out of mind”.  You can relax now knowing you will not forget anything.  It is written in your journal and it is safe on a shelf.  You will not look at your journal or think about what else is on your list until you complete these first 1 or 2 projects on your Sticky Notes. The less I have to remember, the better.  It leaves my mind clear for “receiving”.  

An “Automated Scheduling System” was one of the best investments I’ve ever made for my business and personal planning.   I don’t busy my mind with keeping track of client appointments anymore and I can block off any personal time I desire.   I also may intuit how long it will take me to finish a project and block off that time accordingly so clients cannot book in.

With clients all over the US and beyond, “Time Zones” can be a challenge (I know some of you are laughing right now, remembering how I’ve messed up your appointment times trying to schedule sessions on my own).  The scheduler takes care of all of it!  I’ve used ACUITY for years and love it!

5.  Get set for success!  Start your day by doing some breath work to empower and align you with Truth.  I’m into the Wim Hof breathing technique.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzCaZQqAs9I ) I set an intention for every in and out breath (whatever feels supportive for that day).  For instance I might say, “With every breath in and out let Healing Light shine within and without!”  I see God’s Light expand in my body from every chakra into all the meridians and into the physicality.   Then, I see that Divine Light expand outward into my day; lighting my path with ease, joy and glory.  I see this Healing Light continue to expand further to others and into the world. 

I then see a white gold rod pierce all my chakras and continue to extend upward into infinity above my head and extend downward into infinity below my feet.  I state, “I am grounded in Truth and anchored in Love.”  And I AM!  I am raring to go!

Last note:  It may be helpful for you to start with the planning of just one day then move into weekly planning as you practice “Staying Present with Planning” (another blog coming soon).

If this sounds like something that might work for you, as it has for me and others, I would love to hear about your experience.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out!

In love, gratitude and service,

Presence on Demand

About 4 years after I put my shingle on the door and came out as a Food & Medical Intuitive, it dawned on me, the clear connection and guidance from Spirit I felt and enjoyed in client sessions was for the most part absent from my private life.

During my weekly bathtub meditation, I thought to ask Spirit about this.    The responses are always mind shattering in their simplicity.  I heard very clearly, “You are not present in the rest of your life like you are in session”.   Oh Wow!  That was so right!

I might have mentioned before, I tend to be a little ADD or what my Dad would call “scatter brained”.   It has been hard for me to stay focused for very long on any one thing.  If I plan to clean the house, I plan for a whole day.   Just going for a dust rag in the laundry room can pull me off track for hours.   Can you relate?  I wrote about this in my prior blog “Divine Planning” that details how I overcame distraction and overwhelm to accomplish my goals.  https://mailchi.mp/72f985462dee/divine-planning

In session, for some Divine Reason, I am held captive by Spirit and completely focused and present.  It is not something I have to strive to do.  It just is.  Of course, I wouldn’t be able to even do this work if I wasn’t able to be completely present.    I have to be present to be in the Presence of the Source of All knowledge and solutions.   Even as words are coming out of my mouth, I can hear and feel Spirit.

I recall when I first began leading workshops and speaking in front of groups how nervous I would be.  I had to practically have the entire workshop written in front of me for fear I would forget what to say or lose my place.   It didn’t take me very long to realize Spirit will feed me what to say, just like in session.  I only need a few notes to keep me on track.  If I enter a void, I simple say, “What’s next?” and receive.

You cannot be thinking and be in The Presence at the same time.  You cannot be in “receiving mode” and “thinking mode” at the same time.

Back in the tub…  I said to Spirit, “Okay!  I’m going to be very present now with shaving my legs”.  Within a few strokes I found my mind wandering as it so often does when I’m doing “mindless” task.   I retorted,  “Wait a minute”!  When I’m doing things that require no thinking or focus, I’m daydreaming or planning!”   I wonder how many times I’ve cut myself doing this! 

Side story…  I was wrapping up an “Evolution of Free Health” seminar one night that only 2 attended (both doctors) because of the weather.    In short, the workshop is about how the body serves us as a messenger, responder; a conduit to Source and vehicle.  It IS NOT a creator.   It tells us very clearly when what we are doing or thinking… creating is out of alignment with our Highest Good. 

When we are in receiving mode, we can know what is out of alignment and make the correction before we need “louder knocks”.   We can know what foods and supplements our body wants at any given time for maintenance and repair.   We can know how to move the body and mind into right balance and enjoy our God-given health.  

In summary, I said.  “Does this mean we do not need doctors?  NO.  We came for a human experience and we will probably keep having accidents and acute situations come up”.  In response to this, one of the doctors interrupted to say, “We do not have to have accidents.  We have them because we are not present”.   Bingo!  He is right!   This reminded me that in many European countries people drive without tons of traffic lights and stop signs and have very few collisions.  The roundabouts are crazy!  What are they doing we are not doing in the US?  They are being present with driving!

I got it! The key for hearing Spirit clearly in my personal life was the ability to become present.    So I began to chase presence.  I started to be more present with everything.  My body was one of my best tools for experiencing presence.  Just the practice of grounding, brings us present with our body and Mother Earth.   Being grounded in body means, your spirit body is completely in your physical body.   Your physical body does not operate well if you are not grounded.  It’s akin to being short-circuited.

Right now, stop what you are doing and focus on the bottoms of your feet meeting the surface you are standing own.  It might help to be barefooted.   Pay attention the sensation of being supported.   This requires no “thinking”; just your focused attention.   Do you feel the heaviness in your feet or calves?  Are your feet tingling?  This is your sign you are now grounded.  Grounding brings with it a stable, calm feeling.   Remember the feeling so you can know when you are not grounded.  Anxiety is a clear sign you have stopped breathing and come ungrounded.    A deep breath and grounding can clear anxiety before it escalates.  Panic attacks, seizures and fainting can happen from being in an extremely ungrounded state. 

Other practices I that helped me cultivate presence:

*Being present with food.   Years ago I was introduced to Food Meditation with a group.   In this powerful journey, with eyes closed; using all of our other senses, we fully experienced the piece of fruit we had chosen; the texture, the smell, the taste and even the memories it evoked.

Blessing, and honoring our food with our presence, allows the Source Good/God that is present in all things to be expanded.  Our enjoyment without judgment allows our bodies to wring out all the good and release what it does not need.  Our bodies were designed to do this!  We clog the wheel of this natural digestion process with our indifference and judgment.      

*Being present with handwashing dishes.  I have always loved to wash dishes by hand and even more so when I’m really focused on it.  There is something very soothing and calming about having my hands in a sink of warm suds.   Give it try!

*Being present with holding a door handle or walking over a threshold; or locking the door.  How many times have I gone back home because I wasn’t present with shutting the garage door only to find it closed! 

*Being present with my feet on the damp cool earth in the middle of summer as I walk barefoot on a forest floor.   My fav!

*Yoga on Mother Earth.   Becoming fully aware of how the grass feels under my feet.  Or, the warm tingling experience of sundrenched concrete against my body while in corpse pose.   Did you know that concrete is a powerful conductor of Mother Earth’s energy?

*Becoming present with the trees as I breathe.   They seem to breathe in and out with me.

*Becoming present with all the sounds around me; from the soothing movement of water, to the lawn mowers drone.   Being with the noise, rather than resisting it allows all sound to become part of a peaceful meditative experience.   This is what I took away from Zen meditation practice.

*Becoming present with my animal friends.   One of my favorite times was bathing my precious Molly on the floor with a bucket of warm sudsy water and wash cloth.  She loved the stroking and extra attention.  And, I loved the feeling of her pleasure.  We can miss priceless gifts in everyday activities when we are not present.

*One Minute Meditation was a powerful tool that was recommended by my mentor years ago.  It has helped me and so many of my clients in different ways.  One way and the focus of this blog today is honing the skill of entering into “Presence on Demand”; moving  easily from “thinking mode” into “receiving mode” just by coming completely present with the breath (your spirit).  

Some have completely forgotten how to breathe.  Watch a baby breathe.   The belly expands with the inhale and collapses on the exhale.   If your shoulders rise on the inhale and the belly doesn’t move, you are not breathing effectively.   For women who have been taught, it is not “lady-like” (like me) to let the belly pooch out, you may have gone your entire adult life never taking a deep breath.   Under stress we tend to hold our breath.   When we are learning something new, we tend to hold our breath.  With practice, your response to any stress will be to breathe.

You may also set an intention to bring into the conscious mind any negative thoughts that are running you from behind.  Here you have a choice and can change your mind.  More on using this application of the One Minute Meditation:  https://mailchi.mp/4720f7b40981/conscious-creation

If you breathe through life you will breeze through life.

The process…

Set a timer to go off every hour.   Focus on deep breaths.   You may want to try breathing in for a 4 count; filling the belly and bring the breath up to the head and hold for a 4 count.  Then release the breath completely for a 4 count.  Do this for 2 to 3 weeks or as long as it takes to develop the habit of breathing deep and through stress.

I have not stopped thinking nor would I want to.  Thinking is one of the most awesome perks of being human.   When you are completely aware of your thoughts, you can change them or leave them behind in an instant.  Our “thinking mind” is a gift that can feel like a curse until we get control of it.  Practicing presence will get you there.   You will be able to enter into “receiving mode” when necessary.   Before you know it, breathing through life will become your way of life and “Presence on Demand” will be easy and natural. 

I pray this is helpful.   If you have any questions, reach out.

Blog – Conscious Creation

I received a message from Spirit for a client the other day.  She suffers from digestive distress.  I heard…
 
“Do you want to be free?  You will have to get free from chronic negative thoughts.   They sabotage your health and well-being and disrupt peaceful digestion of “what is”.   Make up your mind”.
 
If your thoughts and actions are out of integrity with what you say you want, you will never have what you want.  In this case, the client says she wants health and well-being but doesn’t expect to have it.  Doesn’t believe she can have it.  Her thoughts and spoken words question if it is truly possible.  She is denying what she wants when she asked, “Will I always struggle?”  She is focused on the struggle…
 
The struggle is a result of “early programming”.  Of course, we all want health and well-being.  But what if there is a part of you that is constantly telling you it is not possible based on your childhood experience to have it?  And, what if this thought is running in the background so that you are often not “aware” of it?  Then you are constantly opposing what you say you want…unknowingly. 
 
Science says, what we focus on becomes… We are creating unconsciously until we move into the conscious mind what is running us from behind.  It takes an intentional, conscious effort to do this and then realign or remove the thoughts that are opposing our good. One Minute Meditation is a powerful tool for doing just this! 

You cannot change what you are not aware of.  You may be very surprised at how often you are thinking about what you “do not want” when you become totally aware of your thoughts.  One Minute Meditation was a miracle for me in the baby days of my practice.  Stepping into my most fulfilling Highest Work, Spirit made it clear I would need a clear mind.  
 
It goes like this.  Set an intention to hear the thoughts you are often not aware of.  Every waking hour stop (set a timer) and focus on your breath for one minute.  Have a journal with you.  NO judgment of the thoughts is allowed; you would just be judging a child that “learned” the untruth about themselves. Just notice them and go back to your breathing.  Afterwards, write them down and re-align with what you want. 
 
For instance; if you are thinking about how a co-worker is stressing you out, you are lining up with what you do not want.  You can tell.  Your body responds with constriction.  You hold your breath.  You tense up.  This energy is not in alignment with health and well-being.   It is sabotaging your body’s inborn ability to heal itself.   Realignment example:  Say… “Peace is always at hand.  I choose peace.”  Breathe in peace…
 
I pray you find this helpful. 
 
In love, gratitude and service,

Gail
 

P.S.  Enjoy a sample from the book along with the delicious sample recipe below!

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“Let’s face it — no one wants to suffer on the road to health. The recipes in this book are designed with everyone in mind and with one single goal — to deliver on my promise that healthy food TASTES GREAT! All it takes is a pinch of imagination and an ounce of knowledge. These recipes have been test driven to every kind of food lover, from “meat lovers” to “vegetable haters”.

Thank you to all my family, friends, and clients who experienced and put your stamp of approval on these recipes. The consensus is: This is a Delicious Way to Detox!

You will enjoy these recipes long after detox. And, they are compatible with most 10-day detox programs. Choose from a variety of fantastic, simple to prepare meals, snacks, and smoothies. These recipes are easy to follow. I’ve even included what staple foods and tools you will need in addition to tips that will make you a rock star in the kitchen. You add the love and the food will LOVE you back!

Give your body the “clean slate” it needs to get on the right track to good health. If you are trying to nail down what foods might be causing you problems, this book naturally removes the most common allergens such as: corn, wheat, soy, dairy, eggs and all additives and preservatives. You will easily be able to determine after detox which of these foods are irritating to your body by adding them back to your diet gradually, one at a time*. Along the way you will lose your cravings for fake, processed foods and start craving, delicious, fresh, bright flavors from the good green earth.

*Want to know what foods are most compatible to your body before you begin? Go here to schedule an Intuitive Food Compatibility Session with Gail: https://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/

“The Taste buds don’t care if the food is plant, animal or healthy
as long as it’s delicious!”

Getting to the “Energetic Root of Dis-ease”

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You have probably heard me say often:  “Our health is a reflection of what we eat and “think”.  Most importantly what we think.   This is the topic of the “2nd Missing Link to Abundant and Sustainable Health” in the Evolution of Free Health book series I keep threatening to publish (still in progress).   I will probably have it all shared piecemeal before in is actually bound in a book!

We now know everything is energy; the physical body…even a rock.   The vibration of the energy determines the denseness of it.  For instance, the energy of health is much lighter than the energy of illness.  It is easy to feel that.

The most powerful energy of all is the “energy of the mind”.   The thought is the first step in the creative process of bringing the unseen into our physical reality.   A prescription drug doesn’t get approved by the FDA until it proves it “can” be more effective than the mind (placebo effect).

Nothing was ever created that wasn’t thought of first.  Born of a Source Creator, we are creators.   What we create is our individual and collective experience.  We are one with all of creation and our creations affect the whole.  If we want to change the world we must start changing our own experience…first.

We create matter (our physical experience) by what “matters” to us; it is where we direct our focus.  What matters may be very unconscious.  For instance; being right may really matter to us even if we are not aware of it.  

We are always creating consciously or unconsciously.  What we focus on determines how we feel.  These feelings are powerful rocket fuel for our creations.  What we cannot see but only feel is the energy of our emotions, but like the wind and electricity we can certainly see the effects of them in our life.  They drag us around through one trauma/drama after another until we realize they are bringing amazing wisdom and contrary to what we may have been taught, they CAN be trusted.

Chronic pain or chronic illness is the body’s “physical” response to an energetic cause.

Emotions follow thoughts, not the other way around.   Our emotions are the very barometer that measures the quality of our thoughts and creations.   If our thoughts are happy and lovely, then we feel happy and lovely.  If our thoughts are stressful and full of fear then we feel fearful and stressed out. 


By learning to feel our emotions (something for many, were not allowed to do as a child), it is easy to gage where our thoughts are.  Our body gives us huge clues if we will only pay attention. 

Our body expands with happy thoughts.  We can breathe deep.  We can relax.   Angry or fearful thoughts constrict the body.  You may not be able to take a deep breathe or your belly may be in knots.   I realized through my work that many have been constricted for so long they have forgotten how to breathe.  Watch a baby breath and follow their lead.   It may take a little practice if it has been awhile since you took a real deep belly breath.  The skin on my scalp gets tight when I start to get aggravated (it contracts).

So how do we change our thinking so we can feel more happy and less stressed? We must first become aware of our thoughts if we ever have a chance of changing them.  Depression (strong emotional pain) is a strong indicator that it is time to bring the thoughts running in the background that are running the show into the foreground; into the light of consciousness. 

The hard knock of depression can be very painful.   We may try to cover up the pain with pain-numbing drugs (legal or not and sometimes necessary in extreme circumstances).  However, if we want to be happy and healthy, we must eventually open the door to the beliefs that are running us. 

Depression was the “near death experience” that led me to an awakening.   I was suicidal.   What does “awaken” mean?  It means to become aware.  Aware of my thoughts.  It meant leaving behind much of what I had learned to be and becoming aware of who I am; a Child of God…unlimited in nature.   My awakening experience led me to the realization that all life experiences are uncovering our Truth and leading us into freedom. 

“Life is a Revelation.  We are being revealed along the way”. 


What is running in the background of our (subconscious) is our early programming.  What we’ve learned from our experience in the womb, through birth and our early years.  We have formed beliefs even before we had words for them…for instance; many learn what love isn’t if they grew up without a good mirror reflecting what love is.   With the understanding of a child we form our belief system and then we defend it with our life…literally.   Our life experiences are a reflection of what we believe about life and love.

I’ve come to realize from working with hundreds that one particular early event is “a catalyst to awakening”.  When this event (long buried and forgotten) is brought into the light, a new understanding dawns.  It is easy to see the patterns in life; the habits, the chronic thoughts all based on a story created in a mind of a child that was never true.  With this new understanding comes compassion and forgiveness for ourselves and others as we begin to understand that everyone is reacting from learned experiences and doing the best they can with what they’ve learned.

We all want to be happy, healthy, prosperous and abundant (it’s our divine right), but for many, unconscious thinking opposes conscious intention.  If you grew to believe you are “not enough” you will create lack.   If you believe deep down you are “unlovable” you will create circumstances to prove it.   It is very easy to fall into the trap that we are just a victim of circumstance with no power to change unless we uncover the thoughts opposing our good.

The good news…we have the ability to bring into the light what is not serving our good and create a reality that does.   If we can create what we don’t want, we can just as easily create what we do.

A process for bringing into the light what is ready to be seen was revealed to me a few years ago.  It is the process I use for myself and clients when an emotional trigger is tripped.  

Every time we have an experience that goes against an underlying belief it creates friction and triggers an emotion.  It is the same emotion that was initially produced with the event that created it as a child.

The people that get on our “ever-last nerve” or “push or buttons” or the situations that inexplicably drive us crazy are all shining a light on an underlying belief (a judgement).  If you are the one being tweaked then the one doing the tweaking is doing you a favor.  You have been given an opportunity to look within and undercover the sore spot and heal it.  The belief is always based in a judgment of self.

The most common belief, “I’m unworthy” (of happiness, success, love, abundance, etc.).   We may resist doing this detective work for a bit or a long while (I can attest!), but we will not find peace until we answer the knock.  This journal is a tool for opening and healing our hurts.


This “Emotional Thought Journal” will:

  1.  Help you identify chronic negative thoughts.  For example, the “I can’t” and “I’m not” thoughts; “I can’t afford…”. “I’m not smart enough…”.   Just like chronic illness these chronic thoughts are knocking hard on your door of awareness.  This process will help you open the door.
  2. Give you a safe space to allow your inner child to speak and feel without fear of judgment.  Many have learned as children that showing emotions was not a good idea.  Were you ever told as a child, “Big boys don’t cry” or “Stop crying before I give you something to cry about”?  You may have pushed emotions down deep.
  3. Help you gain compassion for yourself and others knowing you have done the best you can with what you were given (learned) and so has everyone else.  Remember, “Hurt people – hurt people”.


Here is how the process works:  
Get a journal that is convenient to have with you at all times.  For men, this may mean one you can keep in your pocket.

On the front cover write:

Dear Thoughts and Emotions,
“I see you.”
“I feel you.”
“I honor you.”
“I love you”
You have my undivided attention.


Now that you have created the framework and are willing, you will become more aware of your thoughts.  I promise.  Pay attention to the chronic ones and the emotions they create.  These are the ones you are going on a date with. 

Try to define the emotion the thought is creating rather than generalizing.  For instance, instead of calling it anger or stress, go deeper.  How do you realy feel? Disappointed? Resentful? Jealous? Envious? Or, overwhelmed?  You get the idea.  You may not be in a position to dig into this in the moment.  That’s okay.  Just move to the next step…

Open the journal and enter a date and time when the thought and emotion came up.  What event triggered it?  Whisper a “thank you” to the person or event for the opportunity to heal.   Make a date with it.  Be sure you set the date where you can give at least 10 minutes of your undivided, uninterrupted attention to this part of you that wants to speak….alone.

You will notice much to your pleasant surprise, the thought will now leave you alone.  It has been acknowledged and honored.  If you break your date you will be reminded again.

When you meet with your date, take a few deep clearing breathes and settle into your heart space, just  like you would for prayer or meditation and say out loud:

“You have my undivided attention.  I am listening with open ears, an open mind and an open heart.  Tell me a story…”

Take another deep clearing breath and wait patiently and quietly.  Allow whatever comes up.  The child may judge his or herself however you are just a willing observer.  You’re only job is to listen and feel deeply.  You may want to cry…then cry.  You may want to kick and scream…then do it.  You may want to make sure you are very alone for this so you do not feel any hesitation.

When you feel spent and empty (like after a good cry) you are done with the session and may be done period.  This may talk longer than 10 minutes.  Just feeling the feeling may be all that is needed to heal this sore spot or there may be more…

Note:  It may take several dates before your inner child feels safe enough to speak.  Don’t push.  If you begin to feel frustrated or impatient, it is time to stop.  Trust will develop as you continue the dates.

You will know when all is forgiven and healed.  The trigger will be deactivated.  The button is no longer pushed.  You may have the random thought, but it will not hold the same charge.

I hope you find this helpful.  If you have any questions or I can help in any way, please reach out.

In love and gratitude,

Gail

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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 remember their 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 at the end of 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 workshops.

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.

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…[email protected]

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

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

God’s Birthing Place

 

 

I awoke this morning feeling heavy with uncertainty.  So uncomfortable with the unknown.  Wondering what is next.  This new empty space feels so unfamiliar…even foreign – So BIG.

I find myself wanting to fill the void with something, anything.  I find myself judging the void stillness makes.

I feel my body constrict and then tears of release, a letting go flow.  I breathe deep and feel this nothingness expand around me.

I’m reminded this is the space I created with my willingness to let go of the old and make room for the new.  The expansiveness I feel is the fruit of my labor.   My heart is full of gratitude and my mind is open.  I whisper a thank you…

In this space are my dreams, my desires.  I can see them.   I can feel them on the inhale, just waiting to be exhaled.

And, then I am startled by this thought that arrives on its own from a place now familiar.  This nothingness, this space is where God creates.  It is God’s Birthing Place…..

The Comfort of Fall

The Comfort of Fall

Fall has arrived!  I was going to say fall is my favorite time of year.  And, then a small voice said, “No it isn’t”.   I realize I’ve come to appreciate every season equally.

The wind feels different in the fall, don’t you think?  It has a heavier, soothing, caressing texture, like a favorite blanket.

The fall’s light falls on my body differently – not as intense.  I can easily and with comfort turn my face into it, soaking up the rays that nourish my body and spirit.

Autumn is comfortable.  The colors comfort.  The air is comfortable.  It invites a comfortable pace – a slowing down.   All of nature sighs….Ahhhhhh.

In these times of stress and chaos unfolding around us, fall reminds us to take a deep, luscious breath.  It reminds us to take time to get out of our mind and perceive with the senses all the beauty, abundance and peace surrounding us.  It reminds us to take time to soothe our wounds.

Bring into your being the peace this season is bringing. Take a breath with nature.  Soak it in.  Let it fortify and strengthen you.  Let it heal you.

Be good to yourself.  The best thing you can do for the world right now is take good care of yourself.  You cannot give away what you do not have; and what you have you are giving to the world either consciously or unconsiously.

Fall brings comfort in many ways.  Can you say “Comfort Food”?  I’m making one of my favorite fall recipes today and I thought of you.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I’m going to.

May you find comfort and peace in all seasons of life,

Chef Gail


Comfort Stew

2 tablespoon  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon butter (or more olive oil for vegan version)
2 leeks, clean and chopped with a little of the green part
2 shallots, minced
1 cup button or baby bella mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary (or ½ tsp dried)
1 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon (or ½ tsp dried)
3 tablespoon oat or rice flour
¼ cup dry white wine, optional (chardonnay is good)
1 ½ cup vegetable stock, give or talk (I love organic Better Than Bouillon concentrate in a jar)
¾ cup organic milk (So Delicious coconut milk beverage, unsweetened for vegan version)
2 tablespoon of nutritional yeast (optional for a richer broth and adds more protein)
2 dashes fresh grated nutmeg (or ground)
1 teaspoon sea salt and cracked pepper or to taste
1 bunch collard greens, chopped (boil or sauté until just tender and still bright green)
1 can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
2 cups cubed butternut squash, prepared (sweet potatoes works well too)

Preheat large skillet over medium high (I love to use my huge iron skillet for this).  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 nutritional yeast and nutmeg.  Add salt and pepper to taste.   Fold in collards. peas and sweet potatoes.

Serve with a rustic, crusty cornbread (recipe below), polenta or quinoa.

Classic Iron Skillet Cornbread
Gluten-free, Diabetic Friendly with Vegan Option

1 cup stoneground organic cornmeal
½ cup polenta (coarse ground grits)
½ cup oat flour (replace ¼ cup oat with ¼ cup tapioca flour for lighter texture)
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum, optional (Replaces gluten so the cornbread holds together better)
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or powdered Stevia for non-sugar version)
1 egg gently beaten (or egg replacer for vegan version)*
½ cup organic applesauce (unsweetened)
1 ½ cups more or less of buttermilk (or unsweetened, plant-based milk for vegan version)
Note:  If using plain milk add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to milk
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter (Earth Balance for vegan version)

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.   Place iron skillet** in oven while preheating and mixing together ingredients.

In large bowl mix together dry ingredients.  In another bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing until just blended.  Do not over mix or you will have flat bread.  Batter should be very thick but pourable.

Add butter to hot skillet and tilt to evenly coat the bottom and sides. Pour batter evenly into skillet.  Place skillet on center rack in oven and bake for about 35 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting.  (Remove bread from iron skillet before cutting!).

*Vegan Version Egg Replacer; 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 4 tablespoon water.  Let stand for a few minutes until thickened.

**Note:  You can use a muffin tin, glass or metal pan for this recipe.  However; a good iron skillet is an excellent source of iron for a plant-based diet.  When it is well seasoned it is virtually “non-stick” and a joy to cook with.



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/


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/