Southern Thanksgiving Made Gluten-Free, Vegetarian/Vegan & Delicious!


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Just made this huge iron skillet full of perfectly golden, “Gluten-Free” cornbread for the vegetarian version of my Dad’s “best ever” Southern Cornbread Dressing (vegan version below).  All you Southern vegans and vegetarians out there – You are all set to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving with all the fixins!  (see the “No-Giblet” Gravy and “Rosemary Apple Cranberry Relish” also below).

Just in case you missed it, my first cookbook is scheduled for release around Christmas.  It does also include traditional holiday recipes – revamped; like Green Bean Casserole and Broccoli Cheese Casserole.   All recipes are vegetarian with vegan option.   You can reserve the “Special Edition” hard-cover, signed copy of “Quinoa Cookbook Journey”,  here;  http://foodrevelation.com/.  (Look for the cookbook cover.)

The Main Event! My Dad’s Famous Cornbread Dressing

You must first start with the best cornbread for the best cornbread dressing!  My Dad was not the cornbread guru.  It was my Grandma Ethel who made the most amazing cornbread in her old, trusty iron skillet.  It was buttery and golden with just the perfect rustic, satisfying texture.   She served it with beans, soup and chili.  Oftentimes her dinner was crumbled cornbread in a tall glass of buttermilk (I never got up the nerve to try that..lol).

She sometimes got “a hankerin” for dressing on just a regular ole day and would make it with roast chicken.   And of course, it was the start of the most delicious cornbread dressing ever made.  Grandma is making cornbread on the other side now and I know she would be proud of this version…

Classic Iron Skillet Cornbread*   (8 Servings)

(Gluten-Free, Vegetarian with Vegan Option)

1 cup stone ground organic cornmeal**

½ cup organic polenta (coarse ground grits)**

1/4 cup oat flour (Bob’s Red Mill is Certified Gluten Free)

1/4 cup tapioca or white rice flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 organic egg** (or 2 tablespoon flaxseed mixed with 4 tablespoon water.  Let stand for a few minutes until thickened)

½ cup organic applesauce (unsweetened)

1 1/4 cups more or less of milk (or unsweetened plant-based milk for vegan version)

1 teaspoon Bragg’s apple cider vinegar (omit if using buttermilk or kefir)

1 tablespoon organic grass-fed butter (use Earth Balance for vegan version)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Place iron skillet* in hot oven while mixing together ingredients.
  2. In large mixing bowl mix together all dry ingredients.  Whisk together all wet ingredients in large measuring cup.  Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing until just blended.  Do not over mix or you will have flat bread.  Batter should be very thick but pourable.
  3. Melt butter in hot iron skillet*.  Tilt skillet to coat evenly the bottom and sides. Pour batter into hot skillet making sure it’s spread evenly. Place on center rack in oven and bake for about 35 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before removing from skillet. (DO NOT SLICE BREAD IN SKILLET).

*Note:  You can use a muffin tin, glass or metal pan for this recipe.  However; a good ole iron skillet is an excellent source of iron for a plant-based diet and when it is well seasoned, iron is virtually “non-stick” and a joy to cook with.  See tips below for cleaning and seasoning an iron skillet.

Tips: Add a chopped jalapeno, whole kernel corn and herbs for a different spin.  My favorite is fresh chopped sage and garlic.  Use your imagination with this versatile southern favorite.

**Corn, soy, canoli and sugar beets are the most genetically modified food crops on the planet.  Buy organic to avoid GMOs.  Unless you have access to local, farm fresh eggs from well cared for chickens, look for eggs that say on the carton “organic” and “pastured” – “NOT”pasteurized” .  The chicken and egg industry is a very cruel one.  Let’s vote with our wallet.

Southern Cornbread Dressing

15-20 Servings  (Gluten-Free & Vegetarian with Vegan Option)

1 large skillet of prepared cornbread, crumbled and dried overnight

1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs (rice is good)

1 large onion, chopped fine

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 large stalks of celery, chopped fine

1 medium bell pepper, chopped fine (I use red, but Daddy’s prefers green)

1 large apple, peeled and chopped fine (crisp, firm red apple)

2 tablespoons rubbed sage (1/4 cup fresh chopped) or to taste

1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped)

1 teaspoon dried marjoram

½ teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 teaspoon fresh chopped)

1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)

1 teaspoon cracked pepper (or to taste)

4 cups Imagine Brand “No-Chicken” Broth

1 cup more or less of milk (or unsweetened plant-based milk for vegan version)

3 boiled eggs, chopped fine (or 1/2 cup extra firm organic tofu** chopped to look like boiled eggs for vegan version)

2 tablespoon butter (or Earth Balance Butter for vegan version)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.  Pre-heat deep 12″ iron skillet or 9 x 13 glass pan.
  2.  Place all dry ingredients and spices into a very large mixing bowl and with clean hands mix well.
  3. Add broth and milk.  Mix until well blended. Taste and adjust seasonings.  Add a little more milk if needed.  Dressing should be very moist, but not runny.  Gently fold in eggs or tofu.
  4. Add butter to hot pan and tilt to coat bottom and sides. Pour dressing into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour or until turning crisp around the edges and starting to brown on top.  Do the shake test.  It’s done when it doesn’t jiggle.

Growing up, when everyone was focused on the bird, I had my sites on the cornbread dressing and cranberry sauce. In my family, the cornbread dressing IS the main attraction. Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without it!

After Grandma passed my Dad took over.   It doesn’t matter whose house we end up at for this celebration, as long as he brings the dressing.  A couple of years ago, the family got together for Thanksgiving at Daddy’s (the house my siblings and I grew up in) for the first time since we were kids.  I made my version and he made his. His comment, “Well Gail, this is just larapin!”.  The highest compliment coming from my Dad!  I hope you enjoy my version of this southern classic!

Rosemary Apple Cranberry Relish

(8-10 Servings – Diabetic Friendly)

I remember when I first discovered the recipes on a bag of fresh cranberries and I was like WHAT!?!  Why are we serving jellied, canned cranberry sauce at our holiday table when homemade is this simple?  If you have 10 minutes, a bag of cranberries, some sugar and water you have cranberry sauce.  Don’t like it chunky then puree it.  If you like the jelly stuff, put it in a mold.

From that “Ding Ding” moment on, everyone relies on me to bring the cranberry sauce. They think I went to a lot of trouble – NOT!

Over time, I’ve made many versions.  This delicious version is sugar-free.  Trust me when I say this combo is extraordinary!  After the celebration serve the left-overs on toast, nut butter sandwiches and my favorite – spread it on a hunk of dark chocolate….Yummmm!

2 granny smith apples (peeled, cored and diced very small)

1-12 ounce bag of cranberries (washed)

½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice

½ cup water

½” sprig of fresh rosemary

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (optional)

1/2 teaspoon NOW Better Than Stevia organic liquid or more to taste* (I also use organic coconut palm sugar for a low-glycemic version)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Dash of sea salt

Add all ingredients into large saucepan.  Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer.  Cook for about 10 minutes or until apples and cranberries are soft.  Remove rosemary sprig.  Place in covered dish and chill.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

*Note:  I’ve come to realize much of the stevia on our store’s shelves is chemically processed and genetically modified.  This is one brand I trust.

“NO Giblet” Holiday Gravy

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian with Vegan Option

1/4 cupTurkey Gravy butter (or Earth Balance for vegan version)

1/4 cup white rice flour

1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1/4 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary

2 cups more or less of Imagine NO Chicken broth

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

2 teaspoon white miso (dissolved into a little warm broth)

1 boiled egg grated

(or about 2 tablespoons grated organic tofu for vegan version)

Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste (very important ingredients)

In medium sauce pan or skillet melt butter over medium high heat.  Whisk in flour and poultry seasoning stirring constantly until blended and smooth.   Slowly whisk in broth a little at a time as you stir constantly. Note:  do not pour in broth all at once.  You can always add more if the gravy gets too thick – easy.  If it’s too thin, a little more difficult to fix).

Bring to simmer and cook until gravy is thickening. Remove from heat and whisk in dissolved miso.

Cover and keep warm until serving.  Re-heat gently if needed and add a little more broth if too thick.

This gravy is an amazing knockoff of the original! Put it to the blind taste test. And, it’s simple enough to serve all year over biscuits, on mashed potatoes or try it in a vegetable pot pie.

For pot pie, do not let it thicken.  It will thicken as it bakes.

 

Tender loving Care For Your Iron Skillet:

I use my old iron skillets for everything from sautéing to baking.  A well-seasoned iron skillet never sticks.  Just a few tips from my Dad on how to keep your skillet rust free and non-stick – FOREVER!

To season a skillet, make sure it is completely rust free* and dry.  Coat skillet with a thin layer of vegetable oil.  Turn upside down in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  You may need to repeat this process a few times, (depending on the condition of the skillet), until a paper towel rubbed on surface comes away clean.  If you follow the next 3 tips, you will never have to do this again!

  1. Avoid using soap in your iron skillet unless absolutely necessary.  Scour (with plastic – not metal) and rinse with hot water.  If you do end up burning food in your skillet do not scrape it!  Fill pan with water and heat to simmer for a few minutes.  The food will come right off.

  2. To dry skillet thoroughly, place it over low heat or in a warm oven for a few minutes.  Store in oven when dry to prevent any moisture from coming in contact with pan.  Never put oil on a damp skillet – It will lock in the moisture and cause it to rust – overnight!  Oil is only necessary for long-term storage to protect it from rusting when humid.

  3. Never cut your skillet with a knife. It will damage the seasoning and cause it to stick in that spot.  You will have to re-season it.

* Use lemon juice and coarse ground salt to scour a rusty skillet.  Repeat if needed until no more rust remains.

May Gratitude, Peace and Love bless you this season and always!

Intuitive Chef Gail Blair

 

 

 

Evolution of FREE Health Starts Now!


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Quinoa Carrot Cake – Recipe Below

It’s finally done!  Man, what a journey it has been.  My goal was to have this birthed by Thanksgiving but the Universe had a Christmas delivery in mind.  This is not the first time I have had a Christmas birthing.  My daughter was born on Christmas day!

I am now accepting pre-orders for the “Special Edition” hardcover, full color book at foodrevelation.com.  Just look for the book cover for ordering information.

In the event this baby decides to arrive late, I will be sending out laminated post cards with this amazing carrot cake recipe on the back to announce the expected arrival.  Don’t forget to include the shipping address and if it is a gift, I am providing gift cards as well. (For bulk orders contact me at foodrevelation.com/contact-us/

The e-book will be available in the next few weeks everywhere; Amazon, B&N. etc.

The Quinoa Cookbook Journey is more than a cookbook; it also tells the abbreviated story of the amazing journey that lead me to wellness and realizing my intuitive and clairvoyant gifts.  This is the first book in the “Evolution of FREE Health” series.  Stay tuned for the next cookbook; “Food IS Talking”, The 10 Most Compatible Foods Cookbook, followed by “Evolution of FREE Health”, The 6 Missing Links to Abundant Health.

This is what a few clients are saying about the “Food IS Talking” experience (Intuitive Food Compatibility Testing and THE FOOD):

“At first glance this book may look like your typical cookbook (if you consider quinoa typical).  I assure you it is not.  What makes this cookbook unique?  It was written by a very creative, Plant-Based Chef turned “Food and Medical Intuitive”.   How creative?  Intuitive Chef Gail Blair has been lovingly labeled, the plant-based chef for “Meat-Lovers” and “Vegetable Haters”.   Her recipes surprise and amaze even the most skeptical, die-hard meat and potato lover; including me.   The bonus of her “intuitive gift” is a gift that keeps on giving.  If you think “healthy” means suffering through tasteless, cardboard box meals, you are in for a big treat!  There is a divine reason Gail was a master chef before her “gifts” kicked in.  No-one wants to suffer on the road to health.  As a client, I can attest with Gail you don’t have to.”

– John Sklar M.D./Pain Specialist and creator of Pathways to Releasing Pain

 

“For years I’ve tried every diet in the book, lose some weight without enjoying food and then gain it right back. Gail’s Food Compatibility Consultation was an eye opener. For the first time I now understand what specific foods my body needs to be healthy. I was able to bring my body into balance within 10 days. The bonus was losing 10 pounds exactly where I wanted to lose them while eating as much as I wanted with the foods compatible for my body. Gail is a genius at creating recipes that are delicious, easy to make and family friendly. I can’t say enough about how freeing it is to finally understand what I need for my body. The fun part is that Gail’s intuitive approach along with a great big helping of common sense is served with a side of humor.”

– Marie Guthrie/CEO – Executive Leadership Strategist/Quantum Leader Foundation Program

 

“I thank God often for bringing Chef Gail Blair into my life. I started seeing her for intuitive food compatibility testing about 10 months ago. I had been very sick for months. I saw several doctors and even a holistic doctor 2000 miles away. I was afraid to look in the mirror at my frail reflection and eating wasn’t often a
comfortable experience.

Her intuitive food charts took the guess work out of eating. I focused on the foods my body needed and was quickly needing a new chart with exciting new foods on it that I’d hadn’t dreamed were part of my natural diet. I committed to the healing process,
no matter what ideas I’d held about the surprises on the chart. Dairy and coffee took a leap of faith, but I love them both now. I am back up to a healthy weight and I LOVE food!

I have had the unique opportunity to have sampled a lot of Chef Gail’s cooking. Her food is amazing! She loves what she does and you can taste it in her meals. I love everything I’ve had so far and I can’t wait to see what comes next!”

– Kristen Vega/Richardson, TX

Enjoy a sneak preview of the Quinoa Cookbook Journey!

Hi there! This is Intuitive Chef Gail Blair, coming to you from a little town in the heart of North Texas. I never dreamed I would be writing a quinoa cookbook! Heck, 10 years ago I didn’t even know what quinoa was! If anyone had told me 5 years ago where my passion for cooking and love for food would lead me, I would have said that someone is CRAAAZZZY!

This passion led me on a journey of self-discovery and along the way I found my true calling: helping others discover for themselves their natural health and “intuitive” gifts. Yes, health is natural – chronic disease is not.

Why is Quinoa the star of this cookbook? It is a complete protein (like meat and dairy); making it a vegan’s best friend and perfect for anyone looking to reduce their meat intake. AND, it is easily digested, low glycemic, nutrient dense, and alkaline to neutral in pH. It cooks in as little as 15 minutes and freezes perfectly. It also happens to be super versatile! Having very little flavor on its own, it’s like a painter’s blank canvas just waiting to be painted. So that’s what I’ve done! Created Quinoa Art!

As you cook your way through this little book, enjoying every blissful bite, you will be learning how to create balance in the body. As in all of life and nature, balance is crucial to flourishing health.

You will find enclosed a surprisingly delicious collection of traditional casseroles, side dishes and desserts; along with some very creative, natural ways to enjoy full-flavor food without punishing the taste buds. Many recipes are re-vamped holiday traditions. Each one has been test-driven by the most discerning foodies across the U.S.

My Motto – “The taste buds don’t care if the food is plant,
animal or healthy as long as it’s delicious!”

Most of the recipes in this little book are simple and designed for families to cook and enjoy together. Some a little more challenging, but easy to follow. Who doesn’t like a fun, delicious challenge? Many are “all-in-one” meals. I knew you wanted to hear that!

All of them are gluten-free, vegetarian and/or vegan friendly. And, most of them freeze very well; so even the single person or small family can enjoy the luxury of having something healthful and delicious every day!

This book is also the natural result of over 400 “Intuitive Food Compatibility Sessions” over almost 5 years now. It is an accumulation of what has been revealed intuitively (revelation) and learned along the way through experience. Three common
threads run through most sessions:

1. Many bodies are “malnourished” (obesity is a primary symptom of this – YES);
2. Many bodies are “unbalanced” (too acidic – at the root of all chronic disease) and
3. Many bodies are “over-proteinated” (a new word that means the body is getting WAY too much protein from mostly acidic sources).

Order your copy today for the rest of the story….

Wishing you all much Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health this holiday season and always!
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair

 

Carrot Cake with Butter Cream Frosting
Vegetarian/Vegan Option                                                                                             8-10 Servings

2 ½ cups cooked and cooled quinoa
4 tablespoons ground flaxseed + ½ cup water
⅓ cup full-fat canned coconut milk (or unsweetened, plant-based milk)
⅓ cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
8 drops Now Better Stevia organic liquid (or to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup shredded carrots
¼ cup raisins, dried currants or chopped dates (dates are low glycemic)
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Coconut oil or grass-fed butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat 8 x 8 inch baking dish with a fine layer coconut oil or butter.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flaxseed and water. Allow mixture to stand at room temperature until thickened to an “egg-like” consistency, about 5 minutes.

  3. Whisk into flaxseed mixture; milk, syrup or stevia, vanilla and spices. Stir in carrots, quinoa, raisins and nuts. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly.

  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes until set. A toothpick inserted should come out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

Butter Cream Frosting

¼ cup unsalted butter, softened (Earth Balance Butter for vegan version)
½ cup cream cheese, softened (Tofutti cream cheese for vegan version)
¼ cup organic confectioners sugar (or ¼ tsp Now Better Stevia organic liquid, or to taste)
Splash of lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

With an electric mixer beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and blended. Add stevia, lemon juice and vanilla. Whip until sugar is completely incorporated and frosting is very smooth and creamy. Or, just put it all in a food processor and
process until creamy.

Cut room temperature or cold carrot cake into squares and serve with a big dollop of frosting and a few julienned carrots. Or, spread frosting on cake before slicing. In the picture I stacked 2 pieces and spread frosting between the layers for a traditional
look.

 

 

 

 

The Blessings of Blessing…


carrot-cake-editedThe glorious Holiday Season is upon us again.  I can truly say I am looking forward to this season with joyous anticipation I did not experience in many seasons past.  A change of perception (a new way of seeing things) brings joy and lightness to my life.  Speaking of lightness…

This season holds a lot of Light AND fear.  For some, one of those fears is the fear of food; the fear of gaining weight; the fear the food may cause harm to the body.   Fear turns food into the enemy and robs us of the joy of our holiday feast.

Food is one of the greatest blessings of this earthly experience and we are meant to enjoy it.  We are meant to love ourselves with it.

So how can we bring back the joy of food into our lives and maintain healthy, happy bodies?

Concentrate on balance (not deprivation).  And, release all judgement.

All of nature thrives when in balance.  Our body is a miracle of Nature.    How can we enjoy everything we love this season and maintain balance?  It is really quite simple:

Plan ahead.  The day before and the day of your holiday party nourish your body with body balancing foods.  Most vegetables and fruits are alkalizing and have the ability to neutralize excess acid. To maintain a healthy body and blood pH we must eat more alkaline foods than acidic. We have the ability to literally have our cake and eat it too when we understand how to balance.

Start your holiday feast with a salad and then eat some of all the foods you REALLY LOVE and leave the rest.  If you are eating “mindfully” you will know when you have had enough.

Speaking of being mindful.  Be present with the food.   Taste it – Savor it!

In this way we are respecting and honoring the food and every creation that helped to bring it to our plate.  This honor, respect AND the sheer pleasure we receive from the food raises the food’s vibration (the life force energy – more on this below).

And, there is this.  When we are not mindful, we tend to over consume.  Try disconnecting from anything that distracts you from your experience with the food, like; watching TV or reading.  This simple practice alone is a powerful weight loss tool.

Of course, in the company of others, it is impossible to completely disconnect and we wouldn’t want to.  Communion with others feeds our soul.  However, you can still take a few seconds to enjoy each bite!

Most important!  Allow the food to bless you – no matter what it is. 

Judgment is the lowest vibration on earth and Love is the highest.  Keeping this in mind; what do you think happens when we judge our food and its effect on the body?

We compromise the body’s ability to glean from the food all the life-sustaining nutrients it contains that could be blessing our bodies.   We lower the vibration of the food and our body’s ability to use it.  The food becomes exactly what we fear – the enemy.

Gratitude, love and appreciation are expansive energies and increase the Good in ALL things.   (If you have attended one of my workshops you have seen how dowsing rods can measure the energetic effect of blessing the food).

I have a challenge for you this Holiday Season Let the judgment of food and your body go.  Bless everything on your plate, NO MATTER WHAT and relish in the abundance of good food and company.

One client took this challenge to heart during a vacation cruise and actually lost weight.  Who loses weight on vacation; especially on a cruise ship?!?

Your gratitude and love brings the food into harmony with the body (makes it compatible).   There is a very Good reason we have been blessing and honoring food since the dawn of man in some form or another.   Can you imagine what would happen if we blessed ALL events for the Highest Good of all concerned rather than judging them?

This Holiday season, may we look for and find the Good in all things.  Bless every event, including glorious food and the miracle of it to bless our bodies with vibrant health.  Enjoy all the abundance of the season in peace, joy and gratitude.

Here is my blessing.  Feel free to use it, share or create your own:

Thank you Sweet Spirit for all of this abundance!  Thank you every creation that took part in this one.  Thank for the blessing of perfect nourishment this food now provides these bodies.  Thank you for these bodies that know exactly what to do with this abundance.  And, thank you for the sheer pleasure of this experience!  In immense Appreciation, Love and Gratitude – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!  SO BE IT – And, SO IT IS!!!

If you would like to know more about how you can live in harmony with your body as our Creator and Nature intended, call me.   It is not too late to create perfect balance in your body before the holidays or master the simple tools to maintain it.  We came to this planet with the perfect body for our journey and this perfection comes in all shapes in sizes.  Optimum weight for “your” body is a natural result of a body and mind in harmony.

A Balanced Body Is A Healthy Body!

Having a food chart to assist me on my journey to optimal health and wellness, has made all the difference.  While my focus was never on losing weight, it was a natural and effortless result of having and using my personal food chart.  I look and feel better than I have in 20 years, and my energy, vitality and well-being are off the charts.  I am so grateful for Gail and her gifts and the difference she is committed to making in the world.  A forever grateful client!  Jen Smith/Waxahachie, TX

  Lastly, I wrote all the above last night and woke up today to this prayer by Miguel Ruiz.  I love Divine Synergy and Confirmation.

Today Creator, I promise to make a new agreement with my physical body.  I promise to love my body unconditionally as my body loves me.  I promise to protect and take care of my body.  I will never again reject my body, abuse my body, or be ashamed of how it looks.  From now on, I will accept my physical body as it is.  I will enjoy my body, and be grateful for all the pleasures of life it gives me.

Forgive me, Creator, for believing all the lies about my physical body.  Forgive me for judging my physical body against a false image of perfection.   Forgive me for everything I haven’t liked about my physical body.

Today, Creator, help me to see my physical body as a living temple where you live.  Help me respect my body, to love and honor my body.  I know that to treat my physical body with respect, love and honor is to respect, love and honor your creation.  Help me, Creator, to give my physical body whatever it needs to live in perfect health, harmony, and happiness with you.  Amen

Wishing you all Immense Joy, Peace & LOVE this Holiday Season and Always!

Intuitive Chef Gail Blair

P.S.  The luscious carrot cake pictured above is from my book coming out just in time for Christmas giving, “Quinoa Cookbook Journey”, 21 Shockingly Delicious Recipes to Honor the Taste Buds and the Body.   Text, email or call to reserve your advanced, signed copy.   http://foodrevelation.com/

Falling In Love..


The Evolution of FREE Health

Are you loving yourself with your thoughts and actions?  As you fall more and more in love with yourself, you are less and less tolerant of causing harm to yourself, just as you would be intolerant of ANY harm to a “loved one”.  Love does not judge or harm.

Speaking of Love – Love yourself with this!

Alkalizing Lemon- Lime Mousse Parfait                                      Serves 4-6

¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice

¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 large ripe avocado

¼ cup honey or to taste (or powdered stevia for non-sugar version)*

dash sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or flavoring

1 cup homemade coconut whipped cream*

1 cup fresh blueberries or blackberries

Garnish with mint leaves, lime or lemon wheels or just a little zest

In standard food processor pulse avocado a few times to cream, then blend in lime and lemon juices, honey, vanilla…

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Voting “Mindfully” and “Intuitively”


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It is election time again and it has never been more important to VOTE.   If you are having trouble making a decision – I hope this helps give you clarity.

Many of you already know me as the “Intuitive Chef” so what I am about to share will probably not come as too big a shock.  I’m sure some will think I’m completely insane.  I gotten to a place in my life (a very peaceful place I might add) where I no longer make decisions based on what others think.

It’s only fear (EGO – Earth Guidance Only) that causes us to hold tight to our gifts and prevents us from sharing them with the world.  How selfish is that? The world needs us to share our gifts NOW!   Its only fear that keeps us stuck in the “same old, same old”, afraid of change.  You know the old saying, “There is nothing to fear except fear itself”.  And, here is another good one, “The only constant is change”.

This is me being fearless.  I came out of the closet with my intuitive gifts on Facebook in 2013 and I haven’t looked back.  My website was completely re-vamped in 2015 to reflect my Highest Work.  Since then, life has shown me, I absolutely did the right thing!  I read this quote the other day online and it is so true, “Life always tells the truth”.   What is your life telling you?

There is no way I’m letting fear get in the way of this important message:  We must BE the change we want to see in this country and worldwide.  This may mean changing how we do things, including voting.

In 2014, I voted intuitively for the first time and I’ve been voting this way ever since.  I use this divine gift to guide me daily in every aspect of my life, why not use it to vote?  We all have this gift.  It’s part of our God-given inheritance.  And, if I am aware of my intuitive gifts then I know there are many others that are aware or starting to become aware of theirs.  I can’t think of a more important way to use this gift, well yes I can, but this is definitely at the top.

The fact is, even if we did our homework (which I’m sure many voters don’t) it’s still really hard to get past all of the deception to make an educated choice.   And, our educated choice is only as good as the education.  We know from past experience, what we’ve learned may not remain true.   For instance; science is continually evolving along with man.

You can’t believe everything you hear from the AD campaigns.  People don’t also tell the truth.  Voting “party” is most ineffective; it just creates more polarity and in no way guarantees the character or motives of a candidate.

Listening to opinion gets you nowhere; everyone has one.  The news stations lean to one side of the other – CNN is “so-called” liberal and FOX is considered “conservative”.  And BIG money controls what is reported.  Many big issues you will not hear discussed unless you listen objectively to all sides.   How many actually do this?  Even if you do, what you consider important still may not be addressed.  Many HUGE issues are not being talked about today.  A candidate is not obliged to answer a question never asked.  And, politicians are experts at “not answering the question”.

See “Voting Mindfully for Freedom” for what “I consider” important questions to ask of our candidates and more voting tips:

https://goodfood4thought.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/voting-mindfully-for-freedom/

We can no longer afford to vote blindly based on party or based on what others think.  We can no longer afford to “follow the leader” if we want to see progressive change.  Change for the “Good” of ALL of mankind and the planet.  If you are ready for a change, then the only way to have it is to make a change.

On Election Day, we are not just voting for president.  We have lots of decisions to make and each one counts.  The president does not operate independently.   I want to elect individuals that have the “highest good” of the “people” and the “planet” as his/her top agenda.  Of course, sometimes we must choose between the lesser of 2 evils (or more).

We are not under a dictatorship; the end result of following the leader.   It is my prayer this country remains a free democracy that supports and honors all life and our God-give right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.   This can only happen if we exercise our God-given “free will” to think independently and objectively and then act.

Voting Intuitively Tip #1:  Our mind is our most powerful tool.  “Nothing was ever created that wasn’t thought of first”.  What we “think we know”, our opinion or judgment will affect our answers.  The person that “knows” the least will find it easier to receive “pure” answers.   Objectivity is learned.  It is something I have gotten good at over time.  It is imperative in my work.   (I share in my workshops, tips for learning objectivity.)

Before testing anything, take a deep, mindful cleansing breath to clear and ground.  When emotionally charged, we have been taught to “take a deep breath” before reacting. Why? It clears our mind.  It may help to speak out loud, “I don’t care what the answer is – I only want the Truth”.

I receive the answer in my head (that wasn’t always the case).  You may receive your answers another way.  I then use another method for verification.  (Very important step!  Sometimes my mind still gets in the way.  I’m human).  There are many divining tools you can use including your body.  You have a way of receiving answers in your body whether you are aware of it or not.   (Stay tuned for more tips on cultivating your intuitive skill or call me).

Voting Intuitively Tip #2  When asking for Guidance, “the answer is only as good as the question”.  This was a powerful lesson I learned early on as an intuitive.  For voting, I needed a question that takes into consideration that in some cases, none of the choices are very good ones.  However, one choice is better than all the others.  For instance; often times the best choice has no chance of getting elected and voting for the “best choice” could be a vote that helps elect the “worst choice”.

The question that arrived: “Which choice has the best chance of tipping the scales towards the highest best good of the people and the planet?”

I print out the ballot.  I state my intention (the question above) and ask “Is this the right choice” of every candidate and record the answers on the ballot.

Some “intuitives” will be able to just go to the booth and vote intuitively on the fly.    I do better in the peace and quiet of my personal space (probably a result of my “hermit” years).    I’m chuckling right now as I imagine people standing in the voting booth with pendulums and dowsing rods….LOL.  I take my ballot with me to the voting booth.  By the way, I always vote early to avoid long lines.

When voting this way, the answers cross all parties, which does not surprise me.  There are good choices on all sides just like there are bad ones.

Keep this in mind:  Just because your choice does not get elected, do not be discouraged.   It takes time and many votes to shift the collective.  However, each vote shifts the collective consciousness.  So keep voting!

If you are interested in knowing more about developing your own intuition or voting intuitively, I am happy to share my journey and what has worked for me.

Awareness and Gratitude equal the most exquisite FREEDOM!

In closing, here is a simple affirmative prayer to support world peace and this election:

The light of Truth, Peace, Love and Unity shines bright on our world
– So Be It and So It IS!

Voting Mindfully for Freedom & Peace


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The Evolution of FREE Health

Elections 2016

We are at a crossroads in this country.  It is time for BIG change which means we have to take a hard look at what is NOT working and make new choices.   To find solutions that WORK we must be willing to think outside the box and THINK FOR OURSELVES.

We can no longer afford to let someone, some group or our government do the “thinking” for us.

Americans are really MAD and ready for change.  Anger is the most powerful, passionate energy and catalyst for change there is.  It is necessary and creates revolution that furthers human evolution.   This country is in a severe state of “dis-ease” and I’m not talking about just illness.  It is a collective “state of being”, physically and emotionally.   The very thing many are resistant to is the cure – change..

Nothing changes until we change our mind.

Republicans and democrats argue over control; too…

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3rd Missing Link to the Current Health Care Puzzle: Humans are Animals


Humans are animals

Somewhere along the line we have forgotten what our body is and IS NOT.  Our body is not who we are; it houses who we are.  Who we are is beyond our body; beyond all thought and form.  Beyond human comprehension.

However, this organic animal form we inhabit is governed by the same “Laws of Nature” as all animal forms until we fully realize WHO WE ARE.  (I’m jumping the gun here on the 5th missing link).

What differentiates the human animal form from other animal forms with the exception of a few?  Humans are conscious or “aware” of themselves and their thoughts – some more than others.

Wild animals living in the wild; eating their natural diets do not suffer from chronic, painful disease.   They live and then they die short, natural deaths.

On the other hand, domesticated animals experience many of the same chronic ailments as the human animal and suffer long, painful deaths. Why?  They are eating many of the same unnatural and incompatible foods and toxins as their human friends and are affected by the stress that is a constant companion for much of humanity.

We have let industry convince us toxins and chemicals are compatible with our natural organic bodies.  THIS IS NOT TRUE and it never was.   Humanity arrived on this planet like all other animals with all we needed to be happy and healthy and there is plenty to go around.

If it doesn’t seem that way it is because the same BIG industries we’ve let convince us toxins and chemicals are compatible to our bodies are the same BIG industries profiting BIG TIME from our sick bodies.   Connect the dots here:

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2014/jun/mirror-mirror

http://www.inc.com/anna-hensel/ss/2015-inc5000-10-most-profitable-industries.html 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/2015/06/29/sysco-cancels-8-2-billion-us-foods-takeover-in-big-antitrust-win-for-ftc/#50e0181b3129

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/08/15/companies-that-control-the-worlds-food/2/

http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/rp/AAI_Issue_Brief_4.pdf

It only takes one day watching “prime time” or day time TV AND the commercials to figure out who owns main stream media and what they want us to know:  the drug companies, big food industry, law firms and health care conglomerates.

A huge conflict of interest exist between what is good for our health

And what is most profitable.  

 For example:  Oncologist are the only medical doctors allowed to profit directly from chemotherapy drugs; bypassing the middle man (the pharmacy).  http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertpearl/2014/08/07/are-oncologists-recommending-the-best-treatments-for-patients/3/#1ee42c243fdd

The slow-dying, decaying human animal has become very profitable.

Like all animals, we are either in a state of thriving of decay.  We never stand still.   If we are decaying (dying), Mother Nature steps in to facilitate this natural process.  (See more on this here:  “All of Nature Supports Life – Even in Death” on this blog page). Instead of reversing the decaying process with “life-sustaining” measures, BIG industry has found a way to profit “long-term” by sustaining decay.

The symptoms of decay IS “dis-ease”.  This natural process is treated as the enemy by the medical community.  The “perceived” enemy must be destroyed at all cost (even at the cost of our health).   The “war-torn” body becomes too tired to sustain health.

The war on disease is a war we will not win, because there is no enemy.  The body is always doing the right thing.  It is always striving to live even at the expense of body parts.  All dis-ease and its symptoms are just a message that an imbalance has occurred within our body and decay has begun.  (More on this in Missing Link #4).

Balance is the key to thriving on this planet.  This is true in all of nature.  When our planet’s soil and water is out of balance they will not support life.  When any “body” is out of balance it will not support life.  When a body can no longer support life it becomes food for other life.  Have you ever wondered why we do not see more dead animals lying around or how a human body dissappears if left to nature?

Too stop the dying cycle, balance must be restored.  It sounds simple; however the human mind creates many blocks to balance and health.  Most Lower Animals do not have any blocks to healing running in the back ground of their subconscious.  They don’t have a subconscious.  They live in the “present moment” with no worries; no concerns for the future and no past regrets.

Have you ever noticed it doesn’t matter if you are gone for an hour or a day, your dog will always greet you as a long lost friend.

However, our pets do absorb and are affected by non-beneficial energy (chronic negative thought patterns) of their human companions.  Animals are very intune to energy; it is how they communicate. They may learn commands, but it is energy they trust.  The very sensitive ones are the equivalent of human “empaths”.

The stress of non-beneficial energies can manifest in our pets as disease.   Stress and its role in disease is now well researched and documented. When these non-beneficial energies are cleared and the animal is fed exactly what it needs, they heal fast; that is, if they want to be on this side of the dirt.  The same is true for the human animal when the mind is not blocking the body.

It is our human brain that causes us so much pain.

 Read more on “Food IS Talking” for animals here: http://foodrevelation.com/food-is-talking-for-pets-too/ 

Like lower animals the human body knows exactly what it needs and doesn’t at all times for health and healing.  Lower animals (less conscious) eat instinctively – they don’t think, they know.   Our superior human brain has gotten in the way of this natural “knowing” or “intuition”.   In this forgetfulness we have given over our responsibilities to “others”.

IT IS TIME we took back the responsibility for our own health.

The health of our planet depends on it!

As we start to demand and eat what is compatible to our bodies, industry will oblige.  There is no money to be made in what doesn’t sell.  As you vote with your wallet, balance will be naturally restored to your body and to the planet.  What is compatible to us is compatible with Mother Nature.

You have the ability to discern for yourself what your “unique” body needs at any given time.  This is what “Food IS Talking” is all about!  To learn more visit http://foodrevelation.com

We are Born to Live and Dance the Dance of life.

We did not come here to spend long, painful years dying.   When what we “Eat and Think (most importantly – what we think) is in alignment with happiness and health we are dancing with life.

Blessings of Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health!

 

Stay tuned for the 4th Missing Link:   “All Illness and Pain is Sending a Message – What is it?”

 

 

 

Acid Eats Flesh – Inside and Out


Alkaline Acidity ScaleMost of you realize by now much of the information I share with you comes to me in the form of “revelation”; in other words it is not “learned” but revealed. Today I will be talking about about how the body becomes painfully inflamed and how to put out the fire within.

All disease begins with imbalance.  Imbalance in the body is created by what we ingest into the body and by what we “think”.

Toxins in our food, environment and “toxic thinking” create excess acid in the body.
It is well known that a healthy body pH is alkaline (over 7).  Body pH is different than organ pH.  The body pH ideally should match the blood pH; however anything over 7.0 (neutral) is alkaline and health supporting.

We know acid burns our skin.  We know that skin products that are not “pH balanced” may cause irritation.  Yet, many are unaware that acid affects the inside of the body just like the outside.

Acid eats flesh – Inside and out.   If your skin comes in contact with battery acid, it will burn – a lot!  If you have excess acid in the body, it will burn a lot! Just like any well trained “fire fighter” the inflamed body has only one goal – to put out the fire before it sucks out all life force energy.

Our “life force” energy courses through our body and within our oxygenated blood.  The human blood must remain alkaline within a very tight range between 7:40 – 7.45 to support optimum life force energy.   Even a slight deviation and the body becomes vulnerable to disease.  Note:  you will find slightly different opinions on this.  These are the numbers revealed to me.

Becoming too alkaline is much harder to do with diet than being too acidic.  Our outside environment is more acidic than ever and stress is a constant companion for many.  Still it is possible to become too alkaline when body systems malfunction or by eating too much alkaline food over an extended period.

The health of our body is dependent upon creating and maintaining a healthy body pH.  Testing the body pH regularly can alert us to an imbalance before this imbalance leads to inflammation and disease.

Your doctor may order a blood pH test to confirm serious illness.  At this point the body is radically compromised.  It makes more sense to know on a regular basis what the body’s pH is and know how to make corrections before the blood pH is affected.

Example:  Remember, life sustaining blood pH has a very narrow window. Excess acid in the body must be neutralized before it hits the blood.  How does the body do this?  It pulls alkalizing minerals from the bones; the cause of osteoporosis.  You can live for a long time with brittle bones, but not with acidic blood.

The body is always doing the right thing.  It is never the enemy as some “schools of thought” would have us believe.  It is protecting life even at the expense of body parts.  

Another example:  the over-production of cholesterol is directly related to inflammation in the body.  Cholesterol is the “Band Aid” the body uses to patch inflamed arteries before they can spring a link; much like a tire patch.  When an artery springs a leak you bleed to death.  You can live with narrowed arteries for a very long time.

A chronically acidic body inflames every digestive organ until they are paralyzed and diseased.  These organs become unable to perform their function of digesting and assimilating nutrients.  The body becomes malnourished as they scream for relief.

Acidic cells are unable to effectively absorb nutrients and water.   They are like “river rock”.  Everything just washes over them.   Healthy cells are like little sponges.  They hydrate and absorb nutrition easily.

A sure sign of excessive acid is excessive urination.  Does water run right through you?  Do you get up more than once a night regularly to go to the bathroom?  You may not be able to retain water.

When the body is very acidic, “you CAN drink too much water”.   Excessive urination taxes the kidneys and throws electrolytes out of balance.

Not only are “river rock” cells unable to absorb nutrition the compromised digestive system is unable to process and release toxins.  If toxins are allowed to accumulate in the digestive organs, death would be quick and sure. The body must then store these toxins in a safer place; our fat cells. Fat becomes the buffer that protects the body from imminent death.

The body is always doing the right thing..

The body will not release these toxins until it is healthy enough; has enough life force energy to safely carry them away.

Sometimes this never happens and the toxins are taken to the grave.  A body in strife uses a lot of life force energy until it is used up.

The acidic body is a decaying body.   A decaying body becomes the perfect food for our smallest predators; fungus, viruses and bacteria.   Read more about this here:   https://goodfood4thought.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/all-of-nature-supports-life-even-death-2/

The body is either thriving or dying.
It never stands still.

Another very good indicator of an acidic body is disportionate weight gain.  For example; if you see a man walking down the street who looks perfectly fit and normal from the back and 9 months pregnant from the front you can be sure this man is full of toxins and probably fungus too.

Toxins are stored in the fat cells. Where you carry your fat, you store your toxins.

 

Science has made the correlation between heart disease, diabetes, etc. and disportionate waist size.  Now it’s time to connect the dots.  Acid, toxins and disease in the body go hand and hand.

The good news;

While the acidic body is unable to release toxins – The alkaline body is unable to store them.  The healthy, balanced body is able to do what it is miraculously designed to do; release what is not compatible and health supporting.

If you are a client, you know I have the ability to intuitively discern the body pH (many of you do too).  Many of you have tested this ability by testing yourselves with litmus strips (available at any pharmacy).  I’m grateful for all of you that have confirmed for me that I can trust my guidance.

It is easy and “health-saving” to know what your pH is on a weekly basis (before grocery shopping).  The best time to test with a litmus strip is between lunch and dinner.   Keep in mind any substance ingested close to testing time will affect the outcome. For the most accurate test, it is best not to drink or eat anything with 2 ½ hours of testing with the exception of distilled water.

To “maintain” a healthy body pH, concentrate on eating 60% alkaline foods and 40% acidic.   If the body is too acidic you will need to eat even more alkaline foods to bring it back into balance.

What foods are alkaline and acidic?

 All meat is acidic.  All animal products are acidic with the exception of cottage cheese, yogurt and grass- fed butter which are neutral (I have found a French made sheep feta that is also neutral). Neutral 7.0 and does not affect your pH.

Most grains are acidic with the exception of quinoa (really a seed) and some of the “ancient grains”.

All sugar is acidic except for honey.

Many oils and most nuts and seeds are acidic (coconut and olive oil; almonds, flax, pumpkin and sesame seed are some exceptions).

All alcohol is acidic. 

Many legumes are acidic (lentils, kidney and lima beans are some exceptions)

Most fresh fruits and veggies are alkaline or low acidic (lemon is very alkalizing. Cranberries and oranges are acidic).

Simple rule;

For every serving of acidic foods eat 1 to 2 servings of alkaline.  For instance; eat beans and rice and a big salad, or a 4 ounce wild caught salmon filet with baked potato and asparagus.   Or, if you eat all acid one meal eat all alkaline the next.  You can eat anything you are compatible with and maintain balance with a little planning.

  Balance & Happiness is the Key to Good Health!

Here’s to your Joy, Bliss, Happiness & Health!

Intuitive Chef Gail Blair

Empowering Others to Empower Themselves

I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  The information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.

 

The Evolution of Veganism


Vegan-ism is an Evolution –

A process that is escalating as collective consciousness rises.

However, meat consumption is in our collective DNA.  We have been consuming meat for a long, long, time.  As a “Food Intuitive” and “recovered judgmental vegan”, I have come to realize that every “body” is different with its own set of nutritional requirements.  And, what each body needs at any given time changes depending upon our ever-changing physical, mental and even spiritual state.

Over the years and hundreds of “Food Compatibility Charts” later, it has also become very clear that many human bodies have not yet completely adapted to a 100% vegan diet.  A good many still require some foods only animals provide. And there may be those that will always require some animal products.

Collective consciousness has grown leaps and bounds over the last 10 years.  It is this growth that is fueling the vegan/vegetarian movement.  The vegetarian diet is now accepted by the main stream with the strict vegan diet following in its footsteps.

Still, when people test highly compatible for animal sourced food, their body is saying it still requires it; however, not in the “oversized” portions being consumed today.  The average body can assimilate easily about 20 grams of protein at a time (from all sources; plant or animal).  Much more than that is burdensome.  6 ounces of salmon is 35 grams of protein.  1 cup of yogurt can be 10 – 23 grams of protein.  The lower the fat content the higher the protein density.

Denying our body what it still requires can lead to deficiencies that at the very least can keep us from performing optimally at a physical and mental level.  And, worst case scenario lead to illness. At that point, what animal are we being cruel to?

Unlike many other animals, the human body is very adaptable to whatever food source is available; otherwise we would have become extinct long ago.  Adapting takes time.  Evolution is slow.

The exciting news; I’m finding that “most” everyone is compatible and can achieve optimum health with a vegetarian diet.  “Cruelty Free” options that do not involve death for the sake of consumption are out there (if we so choose to search it out).  If meat is required, it can be sourced humanely in a way that respects and honors the animal providing it; again a choice.

“Farm to Table” eating is making a comeback – BIG TIME!  More and more people are finding creative ways in the city to raise their own chickens and gardens.  Produce co-ops are “cropping up” (couldn’t resist:) in every town.  Eating locally means fresher options and supports our local economy and community.

The vegan movement has brought into the light the horrific cruelty by factory farming conglomerates; an industry that has existed “in the dark” for decades.  Now it is hard to ignore anymore how meat arrives on the plate.

With the evolution of veganism we are creating a world less and less tolerant of “cruelty to animals”.  As we become less tolerant of cruelty to lower animals we also become less tolerate of cruelty to the human animal.

If you are entertaining a plant-based diet, it’s because you are ready. Just be kind and patient with yourself.  It’s a process and a very personal one.  If you are wondering if your body has made the shift to a vegetarian or vegan diet you can know through “Food IS Talking” intuitive food compatibility testing (go to foodrevelation.com to learn more).

It’s important to love and respect everyone’s journey including your own. This is called unconditional love; the pure definition – “the absence of judgment”.  Powerful thing to love unconditionally; it creates loving conditions.   The Intuitive Chef

Breaking The Broken Record


Happiness is what you thinkThe Second Missing Link to the Health Care Puzzle – What we THINK”. 

The energetic power of our thoughts is the most powerful force on the earth!  Nothing was ever created here that wasn’t thought of first.  We ARE a thought of God made in the Creator’s image as “creators”.

Much of what we experience in our life WE create.  Does that mean we say to the Universe, “I want cancer”? Please give it to me”?  Not exactly.  We attract to ourselves like vibrations.  Unlike what we’ve been told, like energy attracts like energy (the Law of Attraction).  You may have very little in common with someone (seemingly opposite) and your energies can still be a perfect match.  Hence; opposites may seem to attract.

Where our focus goes, energy flows.  We give the most power to what we focus on the most.  Just like a camera lens zooms in on its object to bring it into view, our focused thought creates a strong magnet that pulls the object of our focus into our experience. Everyone has negative thoughts (low vibrational).   However,

Our concentrated focus is the clay from which we mold our experience.

For example; all the focus on cancer has only fed the energy of cancer.  More are sick and dying of cancer than ever before.  We are not winning the war.  Most everyone I know has had some kind of personal experience with cancer.

Have you ever noticed some people seem to do a lot of stuff the world labels as “bad or “wrong” and they still live a long, happy, disease-free life?  And some seem to do everything “Good” or “Right”; they are doing “Good” for others and may be eating the way the world says is healthy.  And still, they develop chronic disease and suffer long, painful deaths.

Our mental, physical and spiritual health is determined by our state of “BEING” not “doing”.

My grandmother was a wonderful example of how to live healthy and happy.  She lived to the ripe old age of 95; ate bacon and eggs every day and spent many years whipping up homemade biscuits and gravy.  She was a fabulous southern cook!  She always did what she loved.  She worked as a talented seamstress for many years and made beautiful clothes for her family.   My mother was the best dressed pregnant woman you ever saw (my country coming out:)   Later in life, with only a 4th grade education at 55 years old she decided she wanted to be a “Beautician”.  She succeeded in spades and retired at 82.  The fruits of her labor fed her body and soul.

George Burns is another fine specimen of a life lived long and well.  He lived to be 98 and smoked cigars every day for 70 years.

Both of these people lived through some very stressful times; the Great Depression, World War 1 and World War 2.  So what was their secret to longevity?  Their inward environment was made peaceful by their choice to be happy.  They set their focus on the beauty and sweetness of life.

Experience has shown me in my work and life, it makes no difference what you are eating or “doing” if you are not “being” happy.   Our thoughts and actions must be in alignment with the energy of health to create abundant health.

I’m not saying that everyone is born to live to be 100 or that you will never be sick.  We all have a journey; a time to live, a time to die, lessons to learn and gifts to unwrap.  What I am saying is you have a great and wonderful capacity to create another experience; an even better experience simply by shifting your focus which shifts your energy.

It is well established EVERYTHING is energy.  However, many still have the mindset, “If I can’t see it, then it doesn’t exist”.  We can’t see electricity, but we can see the effect.  We can’t see sound, but we can see the effect.  We can’t see the energy of our thoughts, but we can see the effect.   This is demonstrated in the most convincing way in the Evolution of Free Health “Food IS Talking” workshops.

Our thoughts are “out there”. Our thoughts are not self-contained within our own mind.   And, they not only affect us, they affect our environment and other people (the collective).  If you have witnessed a riot or spontaneous “flash mob” you have seen first-hand how contagious the energy of our thoughts are.

Our children are a part of the collective consciousness.  Our thoughts (energy) and actions (reactions to our thoughts) affect them.   They can become fearful, unhappy and stressed out; or happy, centered and calm.   As very young children, they have not developed stress management tools or the ability to discern truth from untruth.   However, being closer to their natural state (less covered up by the world) they “feel” energy (depending on their “sensitivity” some more than others) and they react accordingly.

Stress is powerful energy and it is born out of fear.  The world teaches us fear and worry.  We’ve learned to be anywhere but in the peaceful present.

Fear is caused by living in our mind where our body cannot go –

Into a painful past or uncertain future.

It’s our human brain that allows us the rich experiences of joy and pain and everything in between that weaves the beautiful tapestry we are becoming.

It’s our perception of the “rich” experience (good or bad) that determines our next experience.   If you can find the Good (often a priceless lesson) and I promise it’s there, you will have lifted the vibration of your energy to attract more good.  Focus on the “bad” (what you don’t want), you are in effect saying, “Give me more of that please”.

If you are worrying, you are praying for what you don’t want.  This reminds me of the title of an old Garth Brooks song, “Thank God for Unanswered Prayers”.

If you have the same “bad” experiences over and over, then you have not taken the time to change your mind – your focus.  A shift in perspective can change everything.   You only need look back on history to know that is Truth.  At one time it was “thought” slavery was perfectly acceptable and women were not intelligent enough to vote.   Thank Goodness enough people were able to shift their minds to create these changes!

So how do we begin to change our mind and our experience?  I’ve heard many say it’s impossible when 90% of what we think consciously is run by the subconscious (thoughts we are not aware of -The Broken Record).    How can you change or be responsible for what you are not aware of?

You may have come to believe you are a “victim” of circumstance (your environment) and your subconscious programming.   We’ve learned that genetics plays a big role in our state of health. There is also a school of thought that says “epigenetics”; emotional tendencies passed down through generations determine much of our experience.

It is also said you cannot change your conscious thinking until the subconscious is brought into the conscious (lots of therapy dollars spent on this idea).

The question that came up for me is this…. If we don’t possess the ability to consciously change our mind and our circumstances then aren’t we just hapless victims without FREE WILL?   That started the wheels turning!

Coming from someone who remembers very little of my childhood and teenage years, I’ve proven the ability to change my conscious mind and my experience regardless of programming and past generational tendencies.    I couldn’t tell you the name of one teacher from kindergarten through high School.   Over the last 4 years, I have gone from sick and unhappy to living an amazing, magical life doing what I love.   If I can do it – anyone can!

BTW – I didn’t do this by myself.  We are not meant to journey alone.   “When the student is ready the teacher will appear” and they have in person, through books; and through the gift of revelations!

I have lived a “health nut” life style most of my adult life.   Health and happiness still eluded me until I made a “conscious” decision to change my victimhood mindset from “life is happening to me” to “life is happening FOR me”.  This created a profound shift in my “point of view”.   It naturally brought up the most important question – EVER!  “I wonder what this experience is for?”

I began asking this question when my experience was not what I would have chosen or when I found myself judging the experience as “bad”.  The key here was to ask with “childlike” curiosity (no judgment) and then be still.  The answer cannot be heard within a mind that already knows the answer.  This was the biggest challenge and I accepted it.   Amazing gifts have been revealed through this process.

If you have chosen the mindset “life is happening for me”, then you are ready to become aware of thinking that is not in alignment with health and happiness.   Ask Divine Guidance to help make you aware of your thinking.

Pay attention to your body.  Your body is reacting to “your” thinking.  It is an amazing communication tool that will tell you exactly where the focus of your thoughts are.    You can “feel” the vibration.

 Do you feel constricted anywhere?  Are your shoulders or chest tight?  Are you wound up?

 Or, do you feel expansive?  Can you relax?  Can you be still? Can you breathe deeply and easily?

If your feelings are ignored long enough they will get your attention sooner or later by creating something you cannot ignore; drama and illness.

Breaking the habit of negative thinking begins with becoming aware of it.  Thoughts spoken inwardly or outwardly that contain “n’t” words; don’t, can’t, shouldn’t (you get the idea) are focusing your energy on what you don’t want.   Focusing on the “perceived” problem is also giving power to what you don’t want.  Do not include the word for what you “don’t want” in a thought or sentence.   How does this work?

Replace the thought “I want to lose weight” or “I don’t want cancer” with “I am so grateful for this perfectly balanced body”.   Or, “I am so grateful for a perfectly functioning immune system”.  (The optimally functioning immune system protects us from all disease).  The focus is off the weight and the cancer and on gratitude and health.  Gratitude is rocket fuel for manifesting our truest desires.

Pay attention to when you use I AM statements to affirm what you don’t want.  Example: Instead of saying, “I AM so exhausted”; say, “I AM unlimited energy”.   If you don’t want to be exhausted – don’t own it!

We do not have to go through years of therapy and remember every perceived wrong to break the broken record playing in the background of our mind or imprinted in our DNA.

One word has the power to cause a shift in vibration, just like one drop of water in the ocean creates a ripple.  Ripples become waves and waves shift the earth.   Word has the power to affect our cells and change our DNA.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/debbie-hampton/how-your-thoughts-change-your-brain-cells-and-genes_b_9516176.html

What we feed our bodies affects our brain.

We have more mental illness than ever before.  What has changed the most in the last hundred years when it comes to our health?  Our food supply and the accepted belief that pharmaceuticals are a natural and inevitable part of aging.

Our brains are part of the physical body and are affected by what we ingest just like the rest of the body.  Dietary fat has long been considered the enemy.   Our brain organ is made up of mostly fat.   It makes sense the brain needs healthy fats to be healthy.  The low-fat diet consumed for years to stem heart disease made up for flavor with lots of toxic chemicals and sugar.  Alzheimer’s is now an epidemic.  http://www.faim.org/do-low-fat-diets-cause-alzheimers http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/

Sometimes pharmaceuticals can be of temporary benefit in helping to break a cycle of thinking; however they are never a cure.   Drugs can bump the broken record and allow us to skip over a rough patch.  Drugs numb our feeling barometer.  All of our feelings are mandatory!  And, not just our emotions but also our physical feelings.  Remember, they tell us the vibration of our thoughts that create our experience.  They are our built-in guidance system.

Sometimes therapies that help us get “in touch” with our feelings can be very useful.   Equine therapy is an amazing tool.   You cannot lie to a horse!  We’ve been taught to suppress our feelings, “Big boys don’t cry”, etc.  Allowing our feelings to be felt is the first step to uncovering our most precious and natural in-born intuition; our “felt perception” (Thank you Michael Brown for that fabulous word!)

Feel your feelings, don’t stuff them and don’t wallow (adding more fuel to the energy of what you don’t want).  Feel it and ask “what is it for? What’s its story?”   Stuffed feelings will keep presenting themselves until you acknowledge them, just like a child will get your attention in any way that works until they have it.

You can eat and “think” yourself happy.  One word; thought or spoken has the power to raise the vibration of the body and mind to create a happy instant.   String a few together and the instant becomes a minute and then it becomes an hour.  Before you know it, you have broken the broken record!

Unhappiness is a habitual way of thinking based on past experience.

Create a new habit and Break the Broken Record!

 

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