Monday, December 2, 2013

RGS Update #1

Rawgoddess Green Smoothies: 


Corner of Costa Brava and 20 de Noviembre in Los Barriles, B.c.s. Mexico. Hours M-F 8am-7pm. Saturday 8 to 5pm and Sunday brunch 11am to 2pm. Try the real Hoodia (yes there were many Hoodia scams in the past.) RGS Hoodia-B12 blast w/ a nopal pineapple fat flush to start your metabolism. Very handsome and extreme beauty tonics in a low-glycemic chocolate shake. Thank you. <3 cici 

Catering vegetarian gourmet parties & decadent raw vegan desserts. 20+yrs exp.

Remember to pick up my ebook Rawprincess Rituals and Rants by clicking the matching paypal button on the right and I will email it to you.

There are two openings for holistic bodywork & energy balancing treatments with cici this week. 624 108 4627

The coffee is killer too.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hey everybody this is Cici here.

It's exciting to have accomplished my mission in many ways and some unexpected ways during this US Rawgoddess Road Trip... It's been a little over three months. I have learned so much on this trip and really feel I have grown professionally and personally. The main focus was for my spiritual quest. I knew I needed to "get back to the trees again" as a mentor once used to remind us was necessary. I know that to be true.

You do need to get back to the trees again.

Daily routines are comforting and help keep systems running smoothly for many people, but when those very systems are merely draining and burning out individuals there is a need for a shift.

For me, rites of passage such as a juice or food cleanse, a time spent in a sacred spot of nature in solitude or exploration and connection, a deep soul searching or personal self-inventory and a reflection upon one's goals/life purpose/ mission statement. 

Are you living it or getting further away?

There's also the good old bucket list or some may call it mid-life crisis. Well, I used to avoid those labels but more and more realize if that's what gets someone off their butt and into action then that's just fine with me! A bucket list meaning life is moving on are you living life to its fullest and sharing your strengths and gifts with the world community? Or are you putting things off and accepting a life of routine and stagnation?

Portland allowed me to deepen friendship ties with folks I love and that made me so happy.

I learned much from the business standpoint and saw how much I have grown professionally as an entrepreneur rather than a corporate therapist working in a cubicle on a strict rushed schedule. Incidentally this included many many gray rainy days during which I worked so late I didn't get to see my kids. Just to go off-topic for a minute: It was complicated but a combination of the vindictiveness of their Father and the partially resulting socioeconomic challenges I was facing created a very negative spiral of attitudes for all of us. Especially when after all this work I was doing I wasn't seeing my kids but also was miserable due to a seasonal affective type disorder stuff that totally was hard after 20 yrs of the Pacific Northwest ... I haven't mentioned the elephant in the closet: I was trying to disengage from a very intimate and structured love relationship and was rather lost in my new world... I am working on a fictional account of my experiences and it includes why I don't casually recommend anyone getting involved in a dependent relationship--no matter how conscious--unless they have significant recovery measures in place for when and if that relationship should be suddenly severed.

In my case, I asked release in order to move to be close to my kids in Portland. I tried this a total of three times. My former husband was consistently rude to me, negative and went so far as to yell at me and criticize me for basic parenting procedures such as taking my kids to the principal's for a counseling session appointment, after they each were physically aggressive with me and my property and would run away or refuse to go to school when I was trying to get to work on time so as to not be fired.

I've had time to put all this in perspective this US trip. The huge shock in Mexico was that all my pride and joy in presenting this place to my kids resulted in a wonderful trip together but a setback afterward that has me scratching my head.

Out in the woods this last four-week leg of my trip I have had time to meditate, pray, walk, run, sunbathe, live outdoors and become more grateful for resources and creature comforts. But also to become my own best friend. The saying "Treating myself like a precious object will make me strong." is maybe a lifelong haiku or koan ... put it up on a collage board or simply paint or draw these words and place them in your workplace says Julia Cameron, author of the Artist Way.

Well, it really is true. I made a collage of those words and I've practiced little by little the art of treating myself like a precious object. If that is one thing I hope I teach in my daily self-care classes, ebooks and YouTube channel TV show it is doing those small but nurturing and cumulative things for one's self. Things like dry brush, yoga, moisturizing, hydrating from the inside out, resting, getting a hot bath, a massage or extra day to do nothing once in a while.

About that last item. Just doing nothing for a day can amaze you at all the things one remembers and figures out that really help daily life afterward, just by clearing the space and not focusing on anything at all. Having an unscheduled day can allow the Universe to unfold so many gifts not accessible when we are busy running around etc.

I believe the people I saw and the things I got to share with them and them with me were completely COSMIC and totally meant to be. I think all the connections the Universe brought my way are precious memories and real bonds. I hope to see each one of you down at Baja as my guest!!!

Well, I'm going to wrap this up. I've posted a wonderful MENU for online orders in Los Barriles, B.c.s. Mexico. It is on the RIGHTHAND SIDEBAR on the top of all the items!!! It's brand new and it has my classic favorite ordered menu items from Rawgoddess Green Smoothies shop and vegan cafe in Los Barriles, Baja Mexico.

Anyone who uses this to order from me will receive 10% which will be reimbursed in pesos in person in Los Barriles, B.c.s.!!! :)

Make sure you send me your email address for my List project. I don't share. There will be weekly newsletters emailed and I will make sure to announce any sales or special dates in Baja to my email list first before the public.

Well, it's Halloween, I'm posting my menu up for online ordering and paying. I'm in humble gratitude for my family, children and friends today. I'm in deep gratitude for the gifts my Higher Power has given me. I've learned so much from the good Men in my life and even now as I am complicit in my own empowerment (shriek, I didn't mean to leave out the amazing Goddesses, sisters and girlfriends!!!), I have to feel so much love coming at me and all around me. Thank you Universe!!! I am so grateful for all the enthusiasm people are sending my way about Rawgoddess Baja and supporting me to be strong as a Mom and keep up the good fight!! Thank you so much.

Sending love from Cici Cummins of Rawgoddess Baja in south Baja Mexico, and Rawprincess Studio / Skylight Massage in Portland, Oregon ...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Teaser For Anti-Cellulite and Auto-Eat Reprogramming.

It's quite true we all need to eat something.

However, the times find us in a strange place. Really.

The stomach is way overused and unfortunately the perceptions of the crowds don't notice this.

For me, I try to keep up with the Joneses and eat my share. Or whatever it is that causes me to walk along with the crowd, but when I take some time to rest and stand apart in the silence. For example in the trees, the warm wind and moist earth between my toes, moss or sand, pine or palm it matters not, when I take the moment to stop and rest my weary head and aching heart, I notice that full feeling.

All over.

And despite the love I've learned from goddess to feel toward myself, I still notice that there is another road beckoning me.

No I'm not speaking of anorexia.

Laughs.

But the right use of appendage.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Getting Fooled: My Landlord Raised My Rent Without Telling Me

Well the suns comin' up, yes it is. I'm ridin' w/ Lady Luck ...
Juuanita now makes a mean greeeeeen smoothie!!! xoxo


First salad ever made in Rawgoddess Green Smoothies, B.c.s Mexico

First ever menu at Rawgoddess hand-written by Papa Feb 2013

First ever Rawgoddess at Sat. mkt at Los Barriles, B.c.s. Feb 2013

Some of the first to-go taco salad at Rawgoddess raw vegan. Feb 2013
Dear Diary,
My new landlord raised the rent and slipped it into a contract I signed without saying it was higher. I just got a text this morning from my friend who was going to pay it and it was higher--there wasn't enough pesos in my account he said.

Despite the so-called great reasons to be there, there are also factors which at this moment my mind is wondering am I supposed to be there again.

I really don't like the lying that goes on there on a regular basis. I can't stand it actually. It goes against my nature and the competition is ugly.

There are good people and there are people who need me. But honestly right now my stomach is turning. How can I ever be friendly to that landlord again?

He actually slipped me the contract and I didn't see he had raised it? He just does it without saying anything? Chances are even if I had seen it, he would have insisted, even if I had protested.

It is just the deception of the thing. I do hate it and it hurts.

Also, my lawyer tried to tell me I could not leave the country without giving her $55 more dollars. I ignored that because I had a passport plus my temporary resident card. I was right. She made that up.

She also says I have to go back to restart the whole process for my working papers.

I started that last December and while I was in Baja was told I had to go back to the states to get it. I went to the states and then was told that I had the correct papers. When I got back to Mexico they told me it was not the correct papers and I would have to apply within Mexico.

I'm beginning to feel that I am being torn apart inside. I feel frustration, like I am pulling blood out of a turnip. I feel that I am pushing up against a tide that I don't want to be pushing up against. I begin to hate people and distrust everyone's smiling face.

It is good though, because I went there for the love and approval of someone else and this year needs to be different. I started out in shock because I thought I was down there with someone and I wasn't. I was there with me. It forced me to turn within and I only did a half-way good job at that.

I'm doing a little better right now.

This is good because when I got so mad at my landlord's wimpy deception, I had a moment where I didn't care if I went back or not.

I didn't care if I lost everything in the shop. I just was so mad I considered starting a business in Portland where I could be closer to my two youngest kids.

Even though I have absolutely no money to my name. Nothing.

I am starting this season in Mexico at my new smoothie bar and I have nothing except the shop and the equipment and my experience from last year. I will literally have to start with the supplies I have onhand.

Dogs and upturned brooms sleeping in the sun, as Papa says this is Baja!!!
I thought of the breeze blowing through the shop. I thought of the morning sun which comes in the back door. I thought of the perro the doggie who sits in back and no one ever takes for a walk but me. I thought of the people who come in who bring tears to my eyes because the green smoothies mean so much to them.

Friends of Rawgoddess mean a lot!

Getting healthy together!
Amazing people come from all over to cleanse with raw food +Cici Cummins 
Barbara Murphy www.barbaramurphy.net
I did it last year and I can do it again! <3 <3 Rawgoddess Rich Rawk Star bars $45pesos

Some green smoothies are meant for everyday!!!

"I just know I feel better after I eat there." --JS

When the head honchos at www.thebajaponyexpress.com said I was doin' okay!!!

Bringing beauty. Being beauty. Bring it on!!!

I thought of the US and its BS. I thought of the excitement of everyone I speak to about opening this smoothie bar and raw vegan cafe in Baja and I thought of being able to bring my kids and family and friends here and how unique it is.

Cici don't let the people get you down who are tricky and who manipulate. Cici, keep your heart open and yes, be careful, but don't take it personally. Your landlord is indeed sneaky and now you have a higher rent than you did last year and it hurts you that you were being so trusting to sign the contract without looking at it.

A very special raw vegan angel! Rawgoddess Green Smoothies at the market.
Love always, Papa.
You just never had anyone look at your face and do something like that without mentioning it. It is frustrating I know.

You will get through this and it might mean you aren't going to stay there after this year. But I do want you to go back and take care of the shop as planned. You get to be humble that you got fooled. You didn't see it coming. They are putting you through the meat grinder down there.

Don't let it make you stressed and bitter, Cici.

I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. Welcome to what much of the world feels every day.
Painting my Rawgoddess Green Smoothies shop.

Starting with nothing and making something wonderful.

Looking out the back door of Rawgoddess ...

What the shop looked like when I got it.
Today: What it's all about!!!
Mornings like these I'm opening up and sooo happy!!!
Keetsia likes to check up on me and make sure the chocolate recipes are staying high quality!!!
Please shoot me a message and there's a paypal button on the right hand sidebar to make a donation and /or buy an ebook. Please help me get this season started. I will be very successful. I had a great half season last year but not a full season. This Oct 15 I am to re-open for the season and I get to operate through June 15 god/dess willing. I need all the support and love and bookings and donations I can get right now as well as the moral support. I'm in the states (west coast USA tour) for a month so msg me and let's have tea!!! :-) xoxo <3 <3 <3 bliss~cici at Rawgoddess Green Smoothies, Los  Barriles, Baja California del Sur, Mexico.

Love from Los Barriles, Baja, Mexico with my two youngest kids.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Confession Time! Rawprincess Becomes Rawgoddess!! :-)



Thank you for following my blogs and videos.

It's time to really clearly connect with you all and recap on all that has happened since rs's inception in New York--the move (twice) to Portland, Oregon's Rawprincess Studio site. Rawprincess is still alive and is becoming an inner VIP creativity and healing seminar. Rawgoddess Baja being the intro point. And Skylight Massage (named and branded by Sophie Ganschow) is the healing arts office. From July through September I am offering treatments, coaching and speaking engagements on the west coast USA Rawgoddess Road Trip!!!!

Cici talks about her new life in Baja California del Sur, Mexico. Tips on dating and how to choose a marriage partner. Personal pregnancy skin care, her private co-parenting nitemare. The Mexico Rawgoddess Menu and Kiteboarding, Yoga activities and more!

Book Cici now for craniosacral or juice fast retreats. 

Find out more about the Rawprincess to Rawgoddess process in the ebook (right sidebar here paypal button.) or private msg for a Skype consultation. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rawgoddess Baja: Waking With The Dawn ... Lifestyle and Listening E...

Rawgoddess Baja: Waking With The Dawn ... Lifestyle and Listening E...: It's still dark as I rise up and open the front door to let the breeze into the still warm house. Even the birds haven't quite awa... (crossposted to Rawgoddess Baja :-))
Me ten years ago, wanting that dream but not knowing I wasn't ready.
Me, today, ready.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pink Cloud is Calling: Let's Get Personal On Rawgoddess Baja Curtain Call


Just for you: This fountain blesses all your efforts today for anyone viewing this ... it draws in all you need to operate your new cosmic mission TODAY! So trust and clean house! :-) <3 <3 <3 xoxo


I have written here to my beloved readers: the heroes, sheroes, supergirls, Gods and alllll the innocent creatures and children of this beautiful blue star ... to anyone struggling to know they matter and they can dream again. To anyone who thought it was too late to have magic in your life or that the planet is doomed because of corporate greed so your broken heart simply ached for paradise lost. Don't give up. Let your vision pull you. Put one foot in front of the other and show up. Because this planet is not done until the fat lady sings. The show must go on and the Hero within has a shot at this still. For one, Monsanto needs to know we don't want to eat GMO corn designed to pop open the bellies of insects and kill them. We don't need to eat sterile corn or have seeds that won't reproduce. We want to take our food back. We will take our food back. We NOW take our health back. ... This is written to let you know I have not stepped out of the game. I have not left you alone, nor have I gone off to hide. I will help you and I need your help too. It's all of our voices, all of our gifts together that will pick up the pieces and make a better world. (Petition here.)

Now.

"This is your desk. And Bill is your uncle." Wherever you are, make a desk and get to your cosmic purpose! Even if going to a job you don't love today, pretend it is your "church" and you are the minister!

Good Morning Baja!!!

I am sitting here in my cheetah robe having my vice--hot black coffee (just one cup)--about to get showered and head for my new space downtown Los Borriles, Baja California del Sur. I get to play in there today because the sinks and counters are in. All my stuff is down there and right next door are "the veggie girls" as they are affectionately known around here. Yes, their store is completely open air under a thatched roof and the walls are lined with see-in coolers filled with produce. The tables and shelves are filled with coconut, dates, raisins, almonds, pecans ... there are also spices and honey! Everything just about everything rawgoddess needs to make magic happen in the love kitchen called Rawgoddess Green Smoothies.

I am grateful for this awesome (and handsome) Man! My business coach and Love.


Papa has supported me to make this go down like this.

No I'm not referring to Ernest Hemingway--although he, too, was named Papa by an adoring public. It's hard not to adore my Papa. In fact, you might say that this is how Rawgoddess began because of "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This" miles clocked into the Papamadre clock ... and then the rawprincess came skipping along (or tiptoeing in high heels, however you want to look at it) and there was this collision of spirits.

A complex and heart-wrenching happiness and intensity wrapped in saltwater and motorcycle projects (I, more than once, tried to run errands for Papa and ended up dropping off the welding project to the mechanic in the sticks, never once did it occur to me I'd need them for the next stop on the list. So when I got there I had no pipes for the welder.)

But it is now 9:30am and my coffee is half sipped and cooling.

As much as I'd like this to be an intro to a chapter here on rawprincess blog, it needs to be a mere tease. A confusing needs-to-be-edited set of paragraphs some would say.

Nonetheless, it is a drop of fresh water onto the page for me this morning.

You see, I don't show it the same way as you might show it, but I am excited about my juice bar.

It's just been such a long time coming that I guess you could say I *almost* can't be sure it's really happening.

Maybe my self-esteem is so shot that this is what I feel like when I win the lottery. If so, every owl that ever came by to my window, every orange eagle that looked me dead center in the eye in Minnesota and every single birdie that chirped across my path insisting I go outside and connect with Mother Earth--not to give up just because Monsanto would like that ... has been right.

These creatures, innocent creatures of this planet have come to me and said to me that I'm loved.

That I am "not too small or too flawed to be healed" and that I do indeed need to share my gifts to my community.

I know. I so hate that.

But what do you do when you are loved and who and what you are is wanted and needed and is a healing force?

You show up and make green smoothies. You make big bowls of salad. You whip up raw chocolate delights and you put people on the treatment table and let energy principles--witness energy principles, be a facilitator for Energy Principles--do their innate wise things.

You are loved.
You have a unique way of giving to the community of this planet: local and global
You might not know this.

The late Arol Wulf once said to her two-year-old daughter Fawn as they were walking past me in the courtyard at Zendik Farm ... I was sort of shoveling the tunnel thingies where the grey water ran through along the rock wall and I heard her say as she looked right at me, "Sea is a beautiful person. Sea doesn't know it."

It struck me really hard. But she was right. And she may not know that it was such a plague that I could hardly step forward in my life in so many ways because I didn't know I was a beautiful person.



I don't think I'm the only one who goes through this.

Can you stop with me. This moment. And take a moment to breathe deeply into the depths of your heart, body, mind and spirit ... breathe this knowing into yourself. That you and I are beautiful and are completely powerful to bring peace, harmony, tranquility, health and love into this world.

???

Do it.

Let no one else's blunders bring us down. Let no one else's greed dishearten us. Let no one else's judgments or proclamations cut through our hearts. Because ...

Because?

Well, do you really need a "why"???

All the leading motivational coaches are saying that the first thing you need to know for "success" is WHY you want what you want or WHY you want your action.

This always stumped me. And I felt I was a bad student, doomed for failure because I could never really find a "why" for anything that my heart was pulling me to carry out.

Finally I turned it over to Great Spirit. I said, "God/dess, I don't really know why I'm sharing health and holistic lifestyle protocols. I don't really know why I'm doing any of this... maybe that's bad."

I said, "I release this to you, God, I let go."

"Maybe if I put one foot in front of the other you will show me why I'm doing this. Or you will give me that certainty that I care about this. You will give me that magic, that spark that seemed to be doomed by overwhelm of watching corporate greed ruin our world."

And yes, I cried.

But as soon as that was said, I got a tiny foot into the door of the pink cloud.

I prefer to live in the pink cloud. The world of fun and magic and healing light and bringing blue skies and smiling faces.

And as I was sharing these prayers and my "not being able to tell I care" reality, it was revealed to me that I don't need a why.

Why is about the mind.

What I have is a deep deep nature-connection. A soul calling.

Your soul doesn't know "why" it just is a pure diamond of light.

It pulls you to a vision.

For no other reason than pure love.

For no other reason than you are open-hearted and you are truly following that pull.

It's not a why. It's a HOW.

How will you walk in that light.

How will you share your gifts.

The community is not fully alive until each one of us comes out of isolation and offers theirs.

I totally understand the fear that what you have is too weird, or not valuable, or people will reject/laugh/throw tomatoes. I totally get that fear.

But pink cloud is calling.



The following was posted in the Baja Pony Express Newsletter today:

Rawgoddess Green Smoothies is coming on Valentine's Day, ready or not! Featuring for your sweetie Cacao Madness Balls, Passion Cashew Crumble with Goji berries, Maca Chaga Hard-on Chocolate Shakes, and of course cici's signature greeeen smoothie. Across from Otra Vez. 



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