Sunday, May 31, 2009

Attitude and Gratitude

" The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do, It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you.. we are in charge of our Attitudes."
~ Charles R. Swindoll

Zig Ziglar - Attitude makes all the Difference

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Making Raw Lasagna

Get your Tomatoes and Zucchinis ready.. we are making lasagna!
Slice the tomatoes, peel the zucchinis and then using your vegetable peeler slice into thin long strips. Then layer the strips of zucchini in the bottom of a pan.

Now layer Cashew or other nut Cheese..

Next we put on a layer of Basil Pesto.

Then a layer of Tomato Marinara..

Layer the sliced tomatoes.. and then continue with the layers, starting another with zucchini strips on the tomatoes and continue until there are 3 layers of each, ending with tomatoes on top. Voila. incredibly delicious raw Lasagna!!
Specially made with Love and available at Rawlicious! : )

Friday, May 29, 2009

On Delivery

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cosmic Playbook, Motley Pheonix and a Journey Across our Known Universe

My Mom & I have both signed up for the Motley Phoenix program and have just been sent the Cosmic Playbook package. I printed off the Magic Story this morning & read it on subway to & from Rawlicious and now I am just settling into the Cosmic Playbook which we are supposed to read in full before we begin our 60 day journey of complete transformation.

I feel like I have done the Pheonix thing before.. and wonder now.. what will I be turned into this time!!?? : ) ..but Change is good. ..transformation and progress.. upward and onward!

& now I have 70 pages to read (but it looks like an easy 70 ; ) off into the Cosms ....

Journey Across our Known Universe

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fearless Warriors, Mint Green Smoothie and Baka Beyond

I am a Fearless Warrior!!
..and so are those who have the courage to look life in the eye, to follow their hearts and live according to their own truths and not by the opinions and fears of others. We are those who believe in change and can live by new rules, and break those rules whenever they become unacceptable for the greater good to enfold around us.. We believe in Love, in Truth, In going out of our way to create harmony and happiness and beauty in our world. WE believe this world is capable of changing and will do all in our power to enable it to do so.. to create peace and love for all. We will create a new world by one by one cleaning up ourselves.. by creating peace within.
"As within so Without"
Each of us CAN make a difference!
Open up, Clean up ..all the old belief patterns we have built up.. often layers and layers blocking us, blocking our acceptance, our creativity.. Learn to recognze them, Release them, Be Free.. and LOve Life! See the beauty in everything. Everything IS beautiful. Namaste.

Mint Green Smoothie

1 Apple
1 Pear
1 Lime - juiced and 1/4 of the skin
a Handful of Dandelion or Kale or other green leafy vegetable
1/2 pkg Mint - approx 6 stems

I Love the Baka Beyond cd - The Meeting Pool !!!

Baka Beyond & Baka Gbine Live at the Zodiac, Oxford

Sunday, May 24, 2009

One of the Best and Cheapest Organic Markets in Town! Goody's Natural Market, run by David 'Goody' Goodbaum, who we met yesterday at his organic market in High Park. Dave was inspiring to talk to.. dedicated to bring organic produce to people at the best prices possible. Quite a while ago, he healed himself with food, but found the cost of organic food to be outrageous and started looking into it and discovered that organic foods do not need to be so overly priced.. and has decided to dedicate himself to the mission of making local organic produce accessible to all.

The market is located right behind the Grenadier Cafe, easy to find when you get in the park.. Next year he plans to start building a large greenhouse in this area.

He carries Nujima!!

& Toronto Sprouts!! : )

Many, many products at very reasonable prices! I am all for helping Dave by shopping here and urging my friends to shop here - supporting local, organic.. and making a difference in our communities and in our world. Cheers!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our Beautiful Green Universe - Messages, Juicing, Breathing

I am sooo into green juicing.. big, Big, BIG 32 oz dark green juice every day (or almost) usually with Cilantro, Parsley, Spinach, Celery, Romaine, Cucumber, Jalapeno, Garlic and Ginger.. thats been keeping me going lately!!

.. and my Mom is into Qigong lately.. she's heavily into Tai Chi !!! and now is getting into Qigong. She has been doing this 'Breathing of the Universe' exercise lately.. it's a very simple one .. But as Master Lin says "The most powerful is also the simplest." Like most things in life!!!
Breathing of the Universe exercise from Master Lin - Spring Forest Qigong

1. Relax into the proper position.
Stand with you toes pointed forward, your knees slightly bent. Set your feet a little more than shoulder width apart for good balance. Look forward. Smile. Relax!
Draw your chin back a little to straighten your spine. Open your fingers. Drop your shoulders. Now shift your elbows outward a little.
2. Begin to breathe.
Slowly take three deep, silent and gentle breaths. Imagine using your whole body to breathe. Visualize the universal energy coming into every cell of your body. When you exhale, visualize any pain or sickness changing into smoke and shooting out from every cell to the end of the universe.
3. Say the password.
Close your eyes and lips, and say the password. "I am in the universe. The universe is in my body. The universe and I combine together." Take a moment to feel the emptiness, the quietness, the stillness of the universe.

4. Begin the exercise.
As you inhale, move your hands open and to the sides. As you exhale, close your hands. (Use the pictures as a guide) When you open your hands, feel the energy expanding into the space between your hands. When you bring your hands together, feel the energy compressing in the space between your hands. Your hands do not touch each other.
Allow your hands and body to feel the energy while you use your elbows to guide the action. Do the exercises for six minutes. When finished sit and relax for several minutes.

ok, feeling in the flow.. and balanced.. now part 2 of my movie.. but first one more bit of inspiration:

My message today from the Universe:
"Let's see... It's impossible to fail. Everything works out in your favor. The elements conspire on your behalf. There are always reasons to be happy. Millions of lives are touched by yours. Thousands of people think of you fondly. Hundreds call you their friend. You can have anything you dream of. Things just keep getting better. And you live forever.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bleeding Hearts, Loving and Redefining Reality, Projects, Time, E-courses

The Bleeding Hearts are out - they always remind me of my Grandmother ..and of my Mom ..and of my garden in NB.. and finally of my garden in the Beaches.. they kept getting replanted from my grandmothers original plant. They remind me of being little.

I am watching a movie - Match Point.. it's my assignment from Shafin de Zane.. I have signed up for his 7 day e-course - Redefining my Reality : ) I'm on day 3 - I love this stuff. & I have been printing out the Avatar e-courses and reading those on the subway, I'm on e-course #5 of that.. Oh, and I finally am reading The Essene Gospel of Peace.. I have been planning on reading this for years. I have 2 copies of it on my shelf!! It keeps coming to me & I wonder why I am only now reading it.. it's only 58 pages long!!

what else? ..I have been proofing the edited videos we took at Rawlicious of how to prepare lots of great raw recipes.. soon it will be put together into video format and then I will watch it again - just to make sure (quality control! ) and then it will be available.. and Ihave another Raw project I am working on.. but that's for later.

I have a piece of Japanese gold and silver flecked paper with words I wrote on it, another assignment from Shafin.. and I am supposed to read it twice a day. I did yesterday & just realized I didn't today.. so I am thinking that posting and rereading it here will count as twice??

: ) & it's a nice thing to share.. I have so many amazing things lately to share.. and so many projects.. time. but I have all the time in the world (not falling into the no time trap this time - if you say you don't have it it goes away all the more!! ) and everything is getting done exactly as planned and as is perfect!! Right. : )

ok.. this is my wonderful new mission statement (from Shafin):

"In the face of difficulty, uncertainty and conflicting sensory information, I recognize more and more the magical, infinite, nurturing reality that I live in. I understand now that I am not the events of my life. And even if it may feel otherwise, I recognize that I am that which transcends all the borders of life and death; I am my consciousness and I have the power to create. I further recognize that living within this magical reality, as a Creation among my Creations, is the ultimate adventure. And in this loving and magical reality my thoughts create matter, dreams come true and love conquers all. Therefore, as I recognize more and more the power that is within me, I pledge to use them for love, light and the benefit of all. Finally, I promise to myself to love and be happy, at all costs, no matter what, with compassion and kindness for All. So be it."

Beautiful. & now off to bed.. I'll finish the movie tomorrow night. I have to be up at 6am - to create lots of beautiful and delicious raw food creations all day, like most days! ; ) 'Night

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Trip to Halifax in June!

I am very happy because my brother is getting married in June in Halifax and I was concerned that I might not be able to go ..long story but mainly because Kaiyas exams might be still on. I just found out the exam schedule and both she and Nicholas are writing them before the 18th.. yay! we have cottages rented for 19th & 20th, its a beach wedding. soo happy we get to go.

I decided we will make a meatloaf to bring.. it's a big feast where everyone is bringing lots of food.. and I got an e-mail saying how there was going to be salmon, lobster, turkey etc I just thought of Juliano's Meatloaf which I love.. and which we make sometimes at Rawlicious. Thats NUT meat - not animal meat (Eat Nuts, Not Animals!!) : ) & even the biggest carnivores love this!! I just called Mom & she will have everything there ready to process together and dehydrate, at her place on our way to Halifax. Plan.

of course I could make individual meat tarts or something fancier.. but this is quick, easy and easy to transport. I am so looking forard to this!! Feel a need to get back to my hometown for a little while. Plant my feet back into New Brinswick sand for awhile.. my roots. & I am going to revisit lots of places I spent time at when younger.. the Beach at Shediac, Cape Enrage, Fundy Park and Hopewell Rocks.. I would walk here from my summer home and play in the caves along the coast when I was young. 1 month away.. : )

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Visionary Artwork of Jarah Tree

Jarah Tree, born 1966 in London, has traveled and painted extensively for the last 20 years. Most recently he has been painting in the Americas, England, India and Australia.He is presently abiding in the Sacred Valley, Peru.
~ The Gift is inside of You ~

The gift is inside of you ,
it is in your heart,
it is in your hands,
infinite is this life,
infinite are the possibilities,
In the end the power to change,
To grow, to evolve ,
is yours and the creators alone…
You are the one, there is no other,
There is no other way,
Ultimately it all comes back to you,
You hold within you immeasurable beauty and power,
The gift is inside of you ,
it is in your heart, it is in your hands,
it simply is,
Give thanks !

~ Oh my Friend ~

Oh my friend ,
You are so worthy ,
You are, in your true light beyond all comparison,
you are one with the diamond essence of all creation,
You are a lion, majestic sovereign and divine ,
You are the ocean clothed by the eternal blue night,
you are the radiance of the morning star,
you are beyond belief,
you are the miracle of life itself,
you are the infinite beauty of the newborn,
you are pure,
you are invincible and you are free………..

"I am in awe, I am humbled and I am deeply inspired by the innate Divinity, spirit and intelligence found within all life here on this incredible planet we call home ...
…from the infinitely majestic cathedral of nature and all found there within her unfathomable depths and immeasurable beauty...
…to the incredible worlds of imagination and vision that permeate our inner sight day and night….
And so, to these realms, to my fellow kin one and all and to this living moment residing in the perpetual unfolding of Creation do I offer my prayer…

And may the pure spirit of Creation guide my hand, my heart, my thoughts, my word and my deeds this day . . . so be it so. Jarah Tree."