Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In the Day

I'm challenged gentle reader.

In what way you might ask, should you be in listening mode.

My problem?

I blame everyone for my own actions (only if the action is messed up, otherwise, I can take credit.)

Now, at the moment, I'm on a rampage.

Slightly.

Only very slight rampages can compel me. Big ones simply shut me down.

There's a different biological clock that's ticking for me today. I've had my babies, that's done. Now I'm keeping them in tae kwon do lessons and fluffy pillows, bowling night and the penny arcade.

Myself? I have an organic food habit that'd make your hair stand on end. (It does mine. )

LOL. That wasn't funny, but laughter's the best medicine.

I'm at a different point in my life and I'm ready for it. I'm really energized and excited. The likes of people at white hot truth and Illuminated Mind (Danielle La Porte and Jonathan Nasman respectively) have really helped me see--through their example, they're doing it--that I can move forward and out of the "box". I can create the life I want and the world I want.

My passion is craniosacral biodynamics. It's holding sacred space for clients' system to initiate their own healing and resolution of injury, pain, shock, stress, trauma. Why? Because it's beautiful. It's like so much of nature's blossoming. Slow, vibrant, dynamic, alive, pleasurable.

I've calmed down now, gentle reader. I won't say the blaming, the tired old excuses I once used for not following my dream. It's important to get into the "feeling tone" of happiness. I dare myself to just see what happens when I simply relax and beeeeeeeeeeee.

:-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Raw Union the Wedding of the Year


Before you do another thing, click through for me and reserve your spot at the Raw Gala of the year. The wedding of Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes.

If you want to know what it's all about. The raw lifestyle, the glow--and what that means for YOU for YOUR LIFE, this is your shining opportunity.

I've made it a point that I'm going. It's a vision quest and part of sharing the love. Join me, I'll be your massage therapist at this event in southern Oregon.

Yes, you heard me correctly. Find me in the healer's tent!

RawUnion

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Is the loneliness turning golden

Is the loneliness turning golden around the edges? Ahh, solitude.
:4-agreements:

Allowing myself raw comfort foods over the weekend.

This healthykitchenpdx.com Brownie Bite is identical to the best of any cooked brownie in flavor.

Honestly and truthfully, I am just alone as hell this weekend and it's painful. The kids are with their dad and my Fiance is still wrapping up loose ends back east.

I think I am hitting a meeting later with my sober alcoholic mentor. Also, I can't complain about the warm sun on me as I text this, lying on a zebra blanket (faux) in Kenton Park.

Oh, and I got SkylightMassage (my new massage studio) all organized this morning.

So, waah but things will all work out.

My Brownie Bites are gone. What happens next? :)

Such possibility in that question.
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Kelp Noodle Nirvana

Instead of going off my 811 w/sushi I decided to have just as much fun and maybe no fallout from what I could drum up at People's Food Front Co-op.
try kelp noodles, seaweed, a small spoon of Wilderness Poet's Rumi's Sesame Pistachio Hempspread and a capful of apple cider vinegar.

Paired with GT's fancier kombucha. These days he's added the botanical product line, upping the quality. The original kombuchas he still sells and you'll be glad to know they've come down in price by about a buck.

As for the kelp noodles? I think I've found my nirvana. Yes, they're everything they're cracked up to be. And cheap.

Click at'cher left, scroll down actually--(rawprincess954.blogspot.com readers only--this is cross-posted at my rawfu.com page where Bunny Berry can kindly oblige youse). The Raw Food World click thru.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Please do something nice for or pray for our troops past and present. Be appreciative even though, like me, you want to find nonviolent solutions. I think it's very honorable to serve anyways since this is the system we find ourselves in, in the mess that's been made, throughout the mess is love and a way out, imo. Keep the dream alive.

My fiance Pete is retired Navy and I'm very proud of him.
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Some Ask Cohen to Forego Israel Booking

Oh. I almost forgot, this is rawprincess not Listening For Change. Well, who has time for multiple blogs anymore? :-)

Before I forget, I had a little mishap today involving pasteurized coconut ice cream. The problem was confusion, as in the wealthy state of Ridgefield, CT, (Nature's Temptations to be exact) they have raw coconut ice cream and I thought surely Portland, Oregon, would be at least if not more so sophisticated with all the thousands of raw foodies here. (But where the hell are they, are I see are beer bars and burger joints--even the gourmet digs only serve fancy burgers.)

At my hero Leonard Cohen's recent New York concert, seems he had some folks out front--pro-Palestinian and some "left-wing" Jews singing songs to him. Seems they don't think things are on the up and up there in Israel.

There's that and some other neat details in this week's Forward.

Some new concepts to rawprincess' lovely head such as an old poem supposedly written by Cohen alludes to Israel in Nazi-ish terms.

Hmm, unlikely, but with too much time on their hands you know how some online crowds can get.

My fiance once suggested we get into Buddhism which I heard as Judaism and so I've enrolled in a class, conversion is definitely a consideration of mine. Cohen says his own Buddhism and Judaism don't conflict since neither involves praying to a deity.

This calls me to question who or what I actually pray to and how will I ever stop trying on new identities like costumes because life really isn't a game and ... anyways. Who knows, maybe I really am fine.

But back to the post. Where was I.

Day 4 raw. I love Leonard Cohen's but it has to be TEN NEW SONGS hot diggity dog that's for me. That's how I ever got into him at all. Though I semi-criticized him once for being supposedly like feminist or racist or some $hit like that--well everything stems from racism, right Reader?

Anyways, tried to find the link but alas no luck. xxx


At any rate, my joy in Cohen's work is the Ten New Songs. But I'm becoming more open to his other work. I also have hope for myself after hearing he is jumping around the stage at age 74. But I'm multi-tasking just now hearing my daughter's plans for her future home complete with work-out studio, mini-trampolines. She might get a king size bed because she likes to really sprawl out.

But all I was going to say was that I guess Cohen even was quoted one day in the 80s on a private blogpost that he would play for both Palestine and Israel. So be it. In Listening-for-change speak ya gotta listen, listen, listen until ya hear something intelligent.

Daughter leaves us with this thought: "I'm going to have lots of strawberries, watermelon and all those other yummy fruits so try (dear Mommy) to stay alive as long as you can."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Orange Poppies I learned to love from Georgia O'Keefe

On the theme of living for pleasure rather than eating for pleasure, these poppies always always make me smile.

I made it dear folk. Ole Cindy made it one more day raw. I dug into my Larabars a little too deeply at one juncture in the day, lol, but hey, I've come a long way--I only ate 2 and a nibble of a third which my daughter enjoyed--and then stopped! Lo and behold!

Yes, I stopped. Long before I was full or stuffed or before I hated myself that kind of thing.

Anyway, glad it was early in the day. Walked to the store just over two miles roundtrip. Not to work off the Larabar but just because I love to walk and it does me good.

In Connecticut, in Ridgefield exactly, there's a shop called Touch of Sedona. There's a Georgia O'Keefe poppy print in there and I worked the price just right. But I wasn't able to pick it up. Now, my insides tell me (you know, those voices--you hear them, right?) that it was too pastel for me and that I really do need the orange/red poppy print.

The sweet girl there was so nice. It can be had, that print. It's right up by the front you can't miss it. Tell her the girl who distributed Natural Awakenings sent you.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rev.Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith - Quotes

As I wrap up day what? Well, it's day 3 of reaching hard and day 2 of totally raw except my black coffee in the a.m.

I came across these quotes, such beautiful music with them as well.

Lowanna of Rawfu.com gives lovely vlogs once a week and this morning she mentioned living for pleasure instead of eating for pleasure.

I had the day off and spent much of it being close to my long distance fiance. It always works so well to talk about everything. I always feel so refreshed afterward, so happy, balanced and at once calm and elated but without any sense of urgency.

I did green smoothie all day--very very green. So green it smelled like a freshly mowed lawn before I ever got it near my lips. But delicious.

It was a mono-ish day. Simple. Just banana, kale and dates. Water and a little organic chamomile tea.

I'm not on a fad, I'm on a five-year plan.

I was supposed to stumble upon this Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith today, just now. *smiles* He says, you can heal yourself.

And to be still and tap into your feeling of what you want not in the vortex of what you don't like.

One of the very first quotes was about the potency of Listening.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Radical Wing of Raw Fu

Do you want slow baby steps or jump in the pool?? This is rebeccaj's question of rawfu.com's 90-day raw food challenge. Controversial Sunday girl (cute as all get go to boot, I assure you the uTube is easy on the eyes) challenges us all to meet the challenge. This comes at a very good time for soccer mom-moi. I'm focusing on my kids, my profession and self-care. With the self-care coming in a distinct third. And I'm ready to really focus.

"...No poo ... no paste ... no nuts ... no supplements ..." (I wish she'd said all that a little slower, I find it fascinating.) She wears no make-up, I assume the blonde locks are au naturel. Now this is my shock! I ALWAYS THOUGHT ONLY SMELLY HIPPIE FOLK DIDN'T SHAMPOO BUT LOOK AT HER BEAUTIFUL SHINY HEAD OF LOVELY HAIR! I'm telling you my theories get shot all to hell, don't they?

Rebeccaj is sooo kewl here! I'm serious. She acknowledges the rift between the 80-10-10 and the "moderate" raw food camps and says it's important to dissolve/resolve that. She implores us to not only be tolerant but to consider the natural hygiene approach.

If raw food isn't working for you, listen to this. A radical approach is not for everyone (tongue-in-cheek term) but for folks like me, with the obsession with food, I can barely put a biteful in my mouth without freaking.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

God's Pharmacy

Forwarded to me from my Mom, source unknown.

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...
God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye.... And YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.


A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).


Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

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