You may be wondering what has happened since I said YES to the “Surrender Experiment” on Sunday May 6th, 2018. Here’s the story in case you missed it:
I can tell you it has been quite a ride! The feeling of peace, I experienced after I said YES has not been totally consistent, but consistent enough to hold attention. The ego is very persistent and insistent when it thinks you might be in any kind of danger – danger of monetary lack, danger of judgment from others, danger of failure and the greatest fear of all; danger of the unknown.
Shortly after I said YES I was telling my friend and mentor how the “surrender experiment” , reminded of a summer about 35 years ago when I was bound and determined to get up on a slalom ski. My ex-husband and brother in-law were all excellent slalom skiers. They were having so much fun pushing their limits and pushing my buttons. I just had to learn how to do this! I think this was the beginning of the knowing I could accomplish whatever I wanted as long as I was committed.
After drinking my fill of the lake all summer long, I finally found myself on top of the water. Woo Hoo! As soon as I was up I knew exactly what I had been doing wrong all along. I was resisting resistance. I was trying to pull myself up instead of letting the force that was pulling me up have its way. It was so simple in hindsight.
The surrender experiment has taught me to stop resisting life; to stop resisting resistance. It has taught me to open up to the guidance life’s events are offering , even when it seems that life is not on my side; when it seems to be “the resistance”. It has taught me to talk back to my fear and look deeper into the face of fear for any untruth buried there. My faith has been built to an unshakable level as I realize that life has never been my enemy; it has always only been my guide. My entire response to life has shifted. And, the confirmation that “YES Gail, by golly I think you’ve got it” arrived in church – again! Go figure!
It arrived during a prayer. I am a Prayer Chaplain and a couple of weeks ago I agreed to volunteer as Chaplain on this Sunday. The Chaplain’s duty is to lead the congregation in prayer and to be available for those who would like private prayer support. Often times I do not remember the prayers. They flow through me. This time I remembered the message. It was confirmation for me and a message for others. Someone came up to me during the offering and said he was going to request prayer with me after the service, but this prayer was what he needed. It created a shift; a new perspective. The Course in Miracles says the miracle is a shift in perception.
When we change our mind, everything changes.
What has shifted in me is a much deeper understanding of oneness. The “oneness” message has come up over and over again in the last couple of weeks, challenging me to go deeper and contemplate what it really means to be one with God and creation. And, the prayer explained it so simply. I love this quote from Einstein I’ve used many times (I love rhymes), “When the solution is simple – God is answering”.
I don’t remember the entire prayer. I remember the main message:
If God is the cause of all life then God must be in all of life. Therefore, I can my trust my life. I can trust the ebb and flow of life to guide me.
If the Love that birthed me is within me then I can trust my heart and the emotions that spring forth to guide me and to let me know when I am out of alignment with this Love.
How does this relate to my experience over the last few months in this surrender experiment? Since July I have experienced over 2 months of being in the flow. Everything flowing so easily. And, then the flow stopped. The ego of course was fearful. In the past I would jump in the boat with the fear and take a long tumultuous ride. This time, I remind myself of what I now know and ask Spirit – what’s up? What are telling me? Where are you guiding me?
Something told me I already knew the answer before even before I asked the question. Still I found myself trying to “figure it out” like our thinking mind likes to do. Finally, I decided to ask my friend/mentor if she had any ideas about what was gumming up the works. She always asked amazing questions! It is one of the things I love about her. The right question can knock a piece of sludge from the mind allowing the light of Truth to shine so bright!
The Answer – The Surrender Experiment has ended. I had a feeling it was temporary when I said YES and said as much at the end of the initial blog. It served its purpose so well.
Surrender is no longer an experiment – It is now a way of life.
lead me to the extent I am willing to be led.
needs to be gifted the help. A set fee schedule doesn’t work for everyone. Every case is as
unique as we are.
private life. For instance: “Is it for highest best for all concerned to attend this event?” or when I
ask for a number I receive it; like asking for a body pH or asking, “How long is this food chart
good for?” Simple and natural…this giving up and receiving.
of what we think or expect and a quiet mind to hear with. Easier said than done….there is
work involved and we do the work when we are ready.
receive, I am in alignment with the never-ending flow and the endless Source of Good.
There is nothing separate from me; not any person, place or thing – including money. It has
been proven to me. I experience this oneness with all as I perceive all through the eyes
experiment. What is an experiment? It is a challenge. Show me what is true. Truth
survived the Surrender Experiment.
of miraculous! It has also taken me way out of my comfort zone…for sure! I’ve done a lot of
talking and soothing my fearful ego mind (I’ll tell you about Bailey, the “horse messenger”
#1 – I am now working with an incredibly gifted doctor/healer (Pamela Smith) in her clinic 2
days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at “The Healing Sanctuary Institute of Texas”. Her
methods support the body’s natural ability to repair itself. I am so grateful to be another
tool in her toolbox. I use my spiritual and intuitive gifts to help her patients align their
physical and energetic bodies with their natural God-given health. This includes “Food IS
Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility Testing and other energetic work. The vision I saw
If you are ever in the Uptown area of Dallas, stop by and say Hi. If you are looking for a truly
holistic approach to abundant health and aging gracefully; your body, mind and spirit are
welcome here. https://www.thehealingsanctuaryinstitute.com/
experienced such an ongoing cascade of abundance! “The Car” in itself is a miracle.
Someone asked me, “Gail, with all the choices how did you choose?” It was easy, the car
found me. I have owned 3 Mitsubishis. The last one for 18 years. It has been a remarkably
dependable car. For some reason, I had it in my head I wanted a Subaru (I’ve owned one of
these too and it was a good one). I realized pretty quick the Subaru was not within the price-
range I was looking.
up my alley – Starlight Blue! (Some of you will get this.) Out of 432 cars at
enterprisecarsales.com (I was guided there – Chris Cazorla was amazing, by the way) that
met my criteria, there was only one Mitsubishi and it was absolutely perfect! What I wanted
was a small SUV with excellent gas mileage. At 42 MPG, the gas savings alone makes the
very small car payment (I financed some) and the increase in insurance. I love it!#3 – Just when I thought I was shifting away from cooking for clients, in 2018 I have found
myself doing more than ever. I have said yes to this and this path has led to the most
amazing experience. Something totally unexpected – beyond my wildest dreams! I am
providing custom nutrition according to the Food IS Talking food compatibility chart for a
precious 14 year old with a brain injury on a feeding tube. I can see the vision I saw at the
end of 2017 started to manifest….A full blown kitchen and retail space committed to custom
food and take out.
these natural organically grown bodies (all bodies in nature) and it comes from Mother
Nature herself – God’s birthing place. We cannot duplicate what God has made through any
human effort. What God has made is perfect for our bodies.
heal itself; something that is sorely lacking in many of the formulas available for feeding
tube patients. Most of these formulas are packed full of processed sugar, oils and chemicals.
what it needs.
Thank you so much for following this journey and now for the delicious part!
We are at the tail end of fig season and I was blessed with a bumper crop from my daughter. Here is what they made… Delicious!
Rosemary Infused Fig & Orange Jam
(Inspired by mommypotamus.com – Gluten-free, Sugar-Free and All Plants)
2 cups fresh or frozen chopped figs, stems removed
2 tablespoon honey or to desired sweetness (for no sugar us 8 drops organic liquid stevia)
1 sprig of fresh rosemary about 2” long
2 drops food grade essential oil like Do Terra or Young Living (or 1 teaspoon orange zest)
1 cup water
2 tablespoon chia seed
In a medium sauce pan add all ingredients EXCEPT CHIA SEEDS. Bring mixture to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes stirring often. Remove from heat. Remove rosemary sprig. Use a potato masher to mash or process for a smoother texture. Lastly, stir in chia seeds. Ladle jam into a glass jars.
Refrigerate overnight to let the chia seeds work their magic and for the flavors to meld. Or, use traditional canning method to preserve for pantry storage. This jam will keep up to 10 days in the fridge or freeze up to one year.
Serving tips: Of course, this jam is delicious on toast or bagels with cream cheese; even peanut butter sandwiches. It also makes this impressive appetizer even better: Top fresh baked crostini with a little goat cheese then a small dollop of fig jam. Drizzle with honey if desired.
Note: the chia seeds are a perfectly healthy alternative to the gelatin used in traditional jams and jellies and blend in with the seeds of the figs. This recipe also works great with any fruit that has seeds like; strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.
Figs are full of essential nutrients. The men will love this – figs support testicular health. Go figure… What do they look like? Mother Nature works like that. For example: Beets are good for the blood and heart health. Carrots are good for the eyes – ever look close at a slice of carrot? Avocadoes (shaped exactly like a womb) support womb and cervical health.
Here is a fun informational video on figs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbj2rc98Jko
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 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:
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube