Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Nothing

I dreamed, and in my dream I thought

"It is the Nothing, only instead of being afraid and running from it, people are glad, and leaping into it."

Sometimes it can seem easier to give up and allow yourself to sink into despair.  That is not the path of least resistence, only a lie that tells you it is.  Working hard day after day at changing your life requires a lot of effort and can seem tiring, but that is a misunderstanding.  In the short term, giving up seems easy, but in the long term doing the work is the only way to avoid being devoured.  We are not meant to give ourselves over to destruction.  Transformation is possible, understanding is attainable, peace is one breath away.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Self Determination

Each of us is capable of marvelous things.  All of us have a "best self" we feel we are meant to be.  If you feel overwhelmed when you think of that, and have a sense that you are waiting on an external higher power to someday make changes for you, you are suffering from a habit of wrong thinking, a holding pattern that keeps you stuck that does not line up with the nature of how the Divine works.  As humans we have been granted an abundance of power, ability, strength, the magical, wonderous, free-will right to choose for ourselves and to co-create our own lives.  It takes work, dedication, intention, perseverance and belief, but it is absolutely possible.  Don't wait.  Listen to the things that stir up your passion and head in that direction, not waiting for anything or letting yourself fall back on old habits.  The old ways of doing and thinking and being that do not serve your growing best self are ready to fall away.  The joy and peace and sense of accomplishment of fiving all your attention and efforts to being your best self are yours for the taking.  If that seems like too much, start with just clearing your mind by following your long deep breathing, and expand your awareness to the things in you and around you right  now that are bringing you joy.  It is worth the effort, I promise.   

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Recipe: Green Wraps

Green Wraps

I don't really use recipes much, so this is more of a general description.  Tweak it to suit your own taste and ingredients on hand.  The highlight of this meal is the lovely green collard base used as a tortilla shell, it adds such a nice fresh taste and great nutrition!

You can fill collard leaves with anything you would normally put in a burrito, taco or wrap.  Here I used bean patties, lightly sauteed onions, and homemade spicey mustard sauce.  YUM!

Equal Parts cooked legume and cooked grain
1-2 eggs (1 for smaller batch 2 for larger)
Dash of oil
Enough of any flour (gluten free works fine) to form patties that hold together
Pan fry in olive oil until crispy
*One of our favorite variations of this is to use black beans and rice, then add garlic and cooked sweet potato chunks to the patty mix.