Wednesday, October 22, 2008

3rd Chakra, Kale Salad, This Raw Journey is YOURS!

Hi Pretty Posse'

Today I thought about the 3rd Chakra: YELLOW. Tons of lemons today. Ohhhh I ate so well today too. It was a freezing cold East Coast day and I wanted foods in my belly. I will probably gain 5 lbs over this winter and yum yum I will love it!

Today I mixed up my menu a bit b/c instead of having green juice first thing, I had a green smoothie first... oh I'm living life on the edge!

Today on October 22 I had...

Bkfst: green smoothie. 2c frozen blueberries, 2 bananas, TONS of spinach, 1 tbsp of hempseeds, 1 tbsp of E3 Live .

Snack: green juice (cuke, celery, lemon, carrot, kale)

Lunch: banana bread

Snack: green ice cream (2 bananas, spinach, tons of ice, frozen blueberries) blended and eaten out of a bowl

Dinner: so delicious. Kale salad (recipe below) with 8 oz of green juice (cuke, celery, lemon, carrot, kale)

Before Bed: TONS OF orange juice. I'm craving it right now.

Jayna's Kickin Keep Em Full Kale Salad

  • one full head of kale
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsps hempseeds
  • tomatoes diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • big handful of dulse
  • 1/4 c olive/flax/hemp oil (pick one)
  • 1/4c pinenuts

    Take kale off of stem. Wash. sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp of sea salt and massage by hand until wilted. Pour the oil on, add hempseeds and massage in. Add diced tomatoes, diced avocado , and dulse. Squeeze the juice of one lemon on and toss. Sprinkle with pinenuts when done. YUMMY!

3rd Chakra: Fire


Fire, Power, Autonomy, Will, Energy, Metabolism, Technology, Transformation, Self-Esteem,

Location: Navel to solar plexus

Function: Will, power, assertiveness

Inner state: Laughter, joy, anger

Malfunction: Ulcer, diabetes, hypoglycemia, digestive disorders

Corresponding verbs: I can

Minerals: Amber, topaz, yellow citrine, rutilated quartz

Chief operating force: Combustion

The following quote I found about the 3rd Chakra is SO dead on.....

"Fire is radiant, so the third chakra is yang and active. When afraid or feeling powerless, we withdraw, and become passive. We hold our movements in check and use one part of ourselves to control another. When we block our own power and expression, we are withdraw and appear cold and controlled.

This control takes energy to maintain, yet it does not produce energy. Eventually we become depleted. Our natural enthusiasm for activities dwindles, and instead we have to 'manufacture' energy for our projects, reaching for stimulants, such as coffee or sweets, which temporarily energize, but eventuallydeplete our vitality.

When we withdraw from life, we become a closed system. Our expression turns in on itself, often in anger and self-criticism, which wears us down further. Fire takes fuel to burn, and in a closed system, the fuel eventually burns up. Only in a dynamic state of interaction with the world can we keep up the movement and contact that feeds our fire and zest for life."

WoW!!! That was right on the money.

Connecting the work on the 3rd chakra to raw food...

"Breaking Attachments.

Energy that is directed toward something that is not manifesting is energy that is 'hung up', caught or otherwise useless. If, after reasonable effort something is not working, let it go. The energy you will when the attachment no longer has control over you can be exhilarating."

Okay, if the way that you are eating isn't serving you. If (as David Wolfe says) the food you love doesn't love you back, let it go. Realize that in the world of raw there is so much abundance. So many choices. So many foods, if you are willing to either (a) take the time, or (b) pay the money, you can eat wonderfully crafted gourmet raw versions of your cooked favorites. Depending on your goals you can have the best health imaginable. If you want to be as pure as snow, then eat things just as they fall from the tree or grow on the ground. If you (like me) like balance in all things, drink massive amounts of greens (in smoothies and juices) and still have your gourmet raw when you want it!

This life and this raw journey are all what you make it. You have the power and control to have a wonderful day, or a shitty one. Which do you want? And even when it seems like it just HAS to be a bad day b/c X happened and then Y happened....step back, journal, take a shot of green juice or pure water and re-boot, re-program, re-connect with the Divine and the higher parts of yourself and start again anyway. Whatever dreams you have for your life...they can be imagined. You have to know you are worth it. The end of the year is near. Start thinking about new growth. As a blogger, as a womyn, as a mom, as a student, I will help anyway I can. Shoot me an email or leave a message asking/talking about the things you want to know about. I'll do my best to research it and provide the info and/or links here on my blog. I'm here to provide the info that I wish I had long time ago.....ahhhhhh raw food. It rawks!


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