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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”.

The Un-Digested Seed

The un-digested seed

The seed of truth connects with the “Truth” at the heart center of every human.  When the heart hears Truth it resonates with it.  However, it may be un-digestible to the mind at the time.  When a mind is cluttered with old thoughts and beliefs that have served their purposefulness, there may be no fertile ground left to digest; germinate and sprout new seeds.   The mind can become infertile and stagnant.

I know from the healing work I facilitate that decluttering and detoxifying the body is basic to the physical healing process.  The same is true for the mind.

It behooves us to take stock from time to time to ask questions and sort through what we believe.   Is that belief still true?  Is it serving love?  Is it in alignment with peace, joy, abundance, happiness and love?   If it no longer serves a “good” purpose, then discard it.  Free your mind.

Our viewpoint is filtered through the lenses of our beliefs.

Hanging on to the past holds us hostage and keeps us trapped in non-beneficial cycles.  To change our reality, we must make room for change.

Meditation (the art of being present) is one of the best ways to declutter the mind.   The past does not exist in the present and neither does the future. The present is the quiet, fertile ground for germinating newly planted seeds.

For those who find meditation daunting, may I suggest a super easy and effective way to create more fertile ground.  One Minute Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6eFFCi12v8.  When I first starting meditating in 2011, I set the alarm on my phone to chime every waking hour to remind me to pause and give my breath all my focus.    The breath in itself has the power to clear the mind.  There is a reason we’ve been taught to take a deep breath when we are angry.

Another very effective way to help declutter the mind is to declutter your space.   I have experienced this phenomenon for myself.  I put it to the test back in 2015 with Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up”, The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing.  Have you ever used house cleaning to destress and quiet your mind?  Makes complete sense now.

By the way, feng shui is very helpful in creating space and flow in your physical and mind space.  Here is a helpful site:  http://www.knowfengshui.com/feng-shui-map-of-your-home/

Truth is constantly being birthed.  This is the evolution of man.   It’s important to maintain that “child-like” sense of wonder that views the world as a playground with infinite possibilities.  Open minds are the “game changers”; moving the world from where we came from to where we are going.

The “un-digested” seed will sprout and grow as each mind de-clutters.  New seeds will germinate.

Here’s to your Love, joy, peace & Abundant Health!

Intuitive Chef Gail