Ok, so now its back to the subject of food, green smoothies and oil pulling both features of my current adventures into the pursuit of optimum health! With no power for two and a half days I went two whole days without my green smoothies and I really, really, missed them, HUGELY (not sure if that is a proper word but it expresses my feelings)! I had quinoa porridge with banana, sultanas, cinnamon and vanilla, luckily I have a gas cooker in my current house sit, so I could still cook and heat up water for cups of tea.
It was good food, but my body was crying out for its raw greens, fruit, probiotic, flaxseed oil, all that goodness that I’ve only been consuming for just under a month, but already I’m accustomed to it. Alright so I was also going through some pretty full on energetic shifts too, which can get you off kilter, but the point is that finding the right food can really support you in those kinds of processing. It’s all connected, body, mind and soul, it’s no accident that those words tend to come up as a threesome in all sorts of contexts, just try doing a google search on them, and you’ll see what I mean.
And tonight I made myself zucchini pasta for the first time, a really nice organic pasta sauce with some avocado thrown in at the last minute and garnished with grated goats cheddar. It was absolutely divine! This is the kind of simple recipe I need to work out if I am to move more strongly into the raw food journey, I’m not a lover of spending time in the kitchen, so it has to be nice and easy. When it’s mostly raw my body is sooooooo happy it sings!
The coconut oil I have been swishing seems to be giving me strange pimply things around my mouth and very dry lips, I tuned in and asked my higher self if this was ok, and was told it was part of the detox. In reading up about oil pulling, I read a report that some people find that coconut oil has a more intense detoxification effect, so maybe that’s how it is for me. I am taking a smaller amount in my mouth now, and the sores are slowly disappearing, hopefully the dry lips will also improve or I will have to invest in some lip balm. And maybe also consider switching to sesame oil, which is generally what is used in the Ayurvedic tradition that this practice hails from.
What an exciting adventure this is, how could anyone ever be bored in this amazing thing called life, on a small blue-green planet, in a rather unfashionable corner of the galaxy! Or as Douglas Adams once described this world:
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
PS: I was never a fan of digital watches!