Do I start with the name I’ve made for myself - “greenchild” or that I’ve been a High Priestess in a far past life, and hung for being a Healer (aka witch) in a more recent one? I’m able to call upon that knowledge when I need it, but it’s not my focus in this life. So then I thought, I can write about what IS my focus in this life that has to do with the Earth. It’s still healing, that is what I do, what I am. In this life my focus is on nutrition; getting back to what the Earth has to offer rather than what I like to call “FDA-approved non-foods”. My son is my catalyst in this life. He has special needs, and diet plays an enormous role. Because of him, we follow what’s called the paleo or caveman diet. It is quite simple even though it sounds complex – dairy-free, grain-free, legume-free, and nightshade-free. That eliminates most of the Standard American Diet, so unfortunately many people are unwilling to give it a try – “life with no pizza, no cookies, no candy? You MUST be joking!”
|homemade bacon, maple-glazed |
rutabaga & parsnips, apple slices
|roast turkey and mashed parsnips|
with rosemary & garlic, spiced
cranberry sauce, apple slices
Does our food clog our spirituality? I believe so. When our bodies are filled with wastes and toxins, it slows things down. Our energy is sluggish. We have to work harder to connect with our spirituality and many find they *need* to do cleansing rituals first. It’s recommended to always start with cleansing – it’s not just to cleanse us of our negative emotions, but of the negativity energy that builds up because our bodies cannot release it as easily as we should be able to. A healthy diet free of toxins and wastes means the body can do what it’s meant to do instead of using too much energy to eliminate the bad: accept and utilize the loving, nourishing energy provided from the ultimate source, enabling us to better send that loving, nourishing energy back out to the universe to help those who need it.