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2016 The Year of Harmony & Health

 

New Year Change2016 holds so much change and promise and it starts inside each of us.

I attended a New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Service last night at a beautiful little church (Unity on Greenville in Dallas, TX).  If you are wondering what a “Burning Bowl” service is; it is a special time to release to the Universe beliefs that no longer serve you or the greater good.

You may be holding onto thoughts that have kept you from enjoying your God-given inheritance of Peace, Joy, Bliss and even Health.  This is a good time to let them go.  As you let them go, you make room for new ideas and higher solutions.

As the pastor stated, “Gratitude is key.   It is impossible to be in a state of gratitude and be angry, resentful or unhappy”.  The more grateful we are, the happier we become.

It takes Faith to be in gratitude. The Faith that all is working in our favor, no matter what it looks like.  We learn from our experiences and then we get to choose better ones; ones more in harmony with the truth of who we really are – PURE LOVE made in the image of our Creator.

While listening to an incredible songwriter and singer last night, her words kept reverberating in my head.  I must share….

“You have the power to plant any flower and watch it grow”. -Robin Hackett.

Maybe this year you want to plant the seed of health.  Mother Nature provides our “nature-made” bodies with the tools we need in “nature-made” food.  If our mind and body can find harmony we find health.

Our bodies are governed by the same laws of nature as all of creation. When creation is in harmony it thrives.  When it is out of harmony it dies.

We may have an expiration date, but pain and suffering like gratitude and happiness is a choice.

All of creation is connected.  Every action affects the whole.   It is the same with our bodies.  What we EAT and “THINK” is the action that determines the effect on our “whole” body, mind and soul.

As we learn how to find balance and harmony within our bodies and minds; not only do we begin to heal ourselves – we begin to heal OUR WORLD.

It starts with just one.  YOU saving yourself.  You are the change.  BE that! And the world will follow.

I hope you enjoy the delicious, nourishing recipe below.  And I pray for your health and happiness in 2016.

Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health!

The Intuitive Chef


Getting Ready to take this to a New Year’s Celebration!   Adding brocolli for something green…

The Best Mac & Cheese Ever!  (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)                   Serves 6-8

4 cups cooked gluten free macaroni, shells or penne (Ancient Grains is great!)

2 cups So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage (plain unsweetened or make your own)*

1/3 cup nutritional yeast

3 tablespoon tapioca flour or arrowroot

1 teaspoon Bragg’s apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

4 tablespoons Earth Balance Buttery Sticks (or real butter for vegan version)

Preheat oven to 350F.  Cook pasta according to package directions minus 2 minutes.  Drain and stop cooking process by placing in bath of cold water.  Set aside while you make the sauce.

Whisk together balance of ingredients in sauce pan.  Gradually bring to high simmer while stirring constantly.   It only takes a minute until it starts to thicken.  Remove from heat immediately.  CAREFUL! If you cook too long it will become thin again.  Remove from heat.

Place pasta in a 2 quart casserole or 8 x 8 glass baking dish and pour sauce evenly over pasta.   Dot top with butter and sprinkle with sweet paprika or smoked paprika for a smokey gouda kind of flavor.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until bubbly and starting to turn crisp a little on outside edges.  Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Tips:  Substitute cauliflower florets instead of pasta for a grain-free version.   Serve sauce over broccoli, or on pizza; drizzle over nachos.  Options are endless!  For vegetarians, add a little shredded cheddar on top to completely fool everyone.   Delicious, Cheesy Decadence!

*Process together 1 can of lite coconut milk and 3 cups of water.

 

What an amazing year it has been!  Food Revelation launched “Food Is Talking” and “Food Compatibility Testing 101” workshops were created and are going strong.  The books are on the way.   I am so grateful to be living in these amazing times!  I am so grateful to be living and extending my passion and purpose!  My passion is Food – My purpose is empowering others to empower themselves. The message is spreading like wild-fire and being embraced – “We Are What We Eat & Think“!  This quote has made the rounds a lot lately, “Happiness is an Inside Job”.  So is Health!

Our state of health is hugely dependent upon the quality of food we provide these bodies.   We have tried to maintain them on chemicals and it has not worked.  If chemicals were the answer to illness, then the people taking the most prescriptions and eating the most chemicals would be the healthiest.  We now know this absolutely is not the case.  Conclusion… chemicals are not compatible to the human body.  The farther away we get from our natural diets, the more medicine we take the sicker we become. Collectively we’ve forgotten what food is for, which is understandable, given what we’ve been taught and accepted as truth up to now.  Truth is always changing.

“If we all worked on the assumption what is accepted as truth is really true there would be little hope for advance”.  We would become extinct. – Orville Wright

 We cannot escape the fact our natural, organic bodies require natural, organic food. Food is more than something to satisfy the taste buds; it fuels our energy stores and maintains our health.  The connection between what we eat and our health cannot be severed.

The light bulb went off in my mind this year and illuminated this new idea:  What we “think” is just as important to our health as what we eat (if not more so).  We create with our minds what we experience in our world.  We are made in the image of our Creator (call it God, Source, etc.) and so we ARE co-creators. All matter and experience is only possible because of this limitless, inexhaustible energy.  It is the only constant and only changes form, like water and vapor as we create with our minds. Our creations; every invention, technology, belief system, etc. started with a thought, an idea.

It is our minds, fueled by infinite Source that continues the evolution of the human experience on this planet.  It is our minds that created this epidemic of chronic disease that is running rampant in our world today.  It is our strong belief (a “thought” we accepted as truth), that illness is a natural state of aging or is inescapable because of genetics. This collective belief has fueled the “evolution of illness” and created one of the largest industries in the world – Healthcare or better said “Sick Care”. We have come to believe no matter what we do, we will eventually require medicine (chemicals) to maintain a gradually declining quality of life.  As Mike Dooley has so famously coined, “Thoughts Become Things” and so they have.  To change the reality we have created, we only need create a new one.    So what will we create in 2015?

This “light bulb moment” not only changed my life, but many others over the last few years. “NO ONE Good food is Good for every “body” all the time”.  Our bodies are unique.  Our DNA is unique.  Every creation on this planet is unique. That must also mean that not one good supplement, one good diet, one good healing facilitator, doctor or medical protocol is right for everyone.  Each body has different nutrient requirements that change constantly depending on our physical and mental state of health.  Even our spiritual health has an effect on the body. Our nutritional needs are also influenced by what we ate yesterday or last week; for instance; if you consumed 1 cup blueberries yesterday, chances are you will not need the nutrients provided by this fruit today.

Variety IS the spice of life for us humans!  With that being said, there also is NO ONE “so-called” bad food that is bad for every “body” all the time.  Some bodies are very compatible with “so-called” bad foods like; chocolate, caffeine, wine, meat, grains, dairy, etc.  It’s not about “Good or Bad”, it never was; it is only about “Compatibility”.  Can you hear the non-judgment in that?

We have the inborn ability to know what is compatible and highly compatible to our bodies at any given time.  If we can release all the clutter in the body (toxins) so we can receive clear communication; leave our judgment behind (get our minds out-of-the-way); and change belief systems that no longer serve us or our bodies; we can allow our bodies to do what they know how to do, heal themselves.  Illness or wellness is not just a physical state; it is also a state of mind.  No diet will bring lasting health to a body where a mind stays focused on illness.  Our thoughts must be in alignment with health to create health.  Where your focus goes, energy flows.  Thinking healthy, loving thoughts about your body and the food you are providing it and striving for food compatibility are crucial keys to good health!

You might be asking now, “What makes any food, so-called “good” or “bad” incompatible to the body?  Foods can become incompatible for various reasons; #1 digestive distress (the body cannot digest the food).  The body has no use for a food it cannot digest or assimilate.  Or #2 the body’s requirement for that nutrient profile is already met for the time being.  Or #3 a true allergy or intolerance exist.   Any incompatible food can eventually become a sensitivity, allergy or intolerance if over consumed (moderation and variety is key).  Rarely are we born with an allergy; they develop over time as we continue to consume foods the body does not need for whatever reason.  On the other hand, highly compatible foods are balancing and corrective to the body.  Knowing what these foods are and eating more of them can correct conditions before they present with symptoms and escalate.

It’s OUR job to know what our unique bodies need and don’t at any given time.  Only WE can create balance and health in our bodies.  Lower animals do not judge their food good or bad and in the wild they eat intuitively.  They don’t eat things that make them sick if given a choice. Of course, thanks to man they are not always given that choice.  Many of our pets suffer from the same ailments has their human friends and are directly related to the over consumption of an unnatural diet. Not only are we also born with the intuition to know what to eat, humans have the ability to adapt to our environment and food supply.  Our ideal diet may change and evolve but one thing is still true, Mother Nature provides the most compatible source of food for all animals.

Another “Ding Ding” this year.  As we evolve, which is what we are constantly doing, our nutritional needs are also changing.  I believe (based on what my client’s highly compatible foods are telling me) we are collectively evolving into vegetarians and vegans, naturally.  The explosive momentum the vegetarian/vegan movement has gained over the last decade is confirmation.  It is becoming clear our survival on this planet will depend on our collective decision to embrace a more loving, respectful, “greener” way of living and eating.   Not only is the innate cruelty involved in the mass production of meat (factory farming) making its way into the light, we are starting to realize raising massive amounts of animals just for food is not sustainable and mysteriously, our bodies are following suit….unconsciously. Clients are often not surprised to hear they are not highly compatible or even compatible with meat and they will exclaim, “So that’s way I can take it or leave it” or it simply does not appeal to them anymore.

Sometimes the incompatibility with meat is pointing to an over acidic state in body (all meat is acidic). Many bodies still require some nutrients only animals can provide.  This becomes obvious when some clients test highly compatible for meat or any animal product.   And, I’m sure the human body has many nutrient requirements that science simply is not aware of, that can only be supplied by nature in its many forms as plant or animal.  Evolution is a slow process, and through it, we can be kind to all animals, including the human one by being an informed consumer and striving for cruelty free choices.

2015 is bringing with it a powerful shift in perceptions.  How we perceive our food and our bodies is one of many. What we think (our unique perception), followed by the action we take, affects the collective mind.  Has we improve our own state of health, we are improving the world.  We are one.  Just like a wave is part of the ocean, each ripple affects the ocean.  As we remember how to heal our bodies, we remember how to heal the world.  It is eating for compatibility (without judgment) that allows our bodies to heal naturally. The world will naturally heal as we leave judgment behind and remember who we are:  We ARE one, We ARE the change – So BE IT!