Illuminate Your Life
- Mel’s weekly food pick: Siete Almond Flour Tortillas
- Mel’s weekly recipe pick: Five-Minute Flax Wraps
It’s Sunday morning and there you are sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a cup of coffee when suddenly, the power goes out. You call the electric company and within a couple of hours they arrive in their noisy, over-sized truck, “flip a switch”, and … PRESTO! Power is restored.
The power wasn’t dead.
It didn’t vanish into thin air.
It was merely…interrupted.
This outage may have resulted from high winds, a lightning strike, or the high power demands of a heat wave. Whatever the reason, something interfered, causing it to “trip”.
You know exactly where I’m going with this, don’t you? 🙂
There’s something you need to understand about the amazing person called YOU
Deep inside of you is a place that knows only well-being; it’s always there and forever shining bright. The problem is, we can’t always sense it and therefore tend to make choices from an imaginary broken, interrupted place. For example:
Perhaps you are experiencing turbulent, tornado-like times such as a messy divorce… so you decide to confide in your new best friends Chardonnay, Ben & Jerry; after all, they are really good listeners and never judge.
Maybe you got struck by a bolt of disease like cancer or diabetes…feeling defeated, you sink into the couch and soak in a week-long pool of denial.
Or maybe it’s noon on a Monday and you’re still steaming over the inconsiderate jerk who cut you off on the freeway this morning…so you rationalize that donut in the lunchroom; after all, you deserve it after that crummy morning commute!
But wait my love; don’t you see? Your power hasn’t left you.
Your switch was tripped, that’s all!
Access to your power was temporarily interrupted by your perception of the antagonist in question: the soon-to-be ex; the wretched disease; the reckless driver on I-77 North.
But not even the most offensive, intrusive, larger-than-life nemesis has the power to dim your light of well-being. Through it all, it shines brighter than ever. To sense it however, you must reset your tripped switch. But how?
Take a deep breath in and out, and shift your perception. That’s it!
Remember, just because you can’t “see” electricity, doesn’t mean it isn’t flowing. The same goes for your ever-present light of well-being.
Just breathe and allow; breathe and allow; breathe and allow…
Take it one step further: Listen to this for 5 days
For the next five days I would like to challenge you to start your day by listening to this recording in a quiet place with your eyes closed. Pay attention to how your day unfolds. (to listen, click on the heart image above ⇑ ⇑ ⇑)
Nothing more; nothing less.
Mel’s weekly food pick:
Siete Almond Flour Tortillas
Siete Family Foods was born when Veronica Garza’s family helped her overcome a series of multiple debilitating autoimmune conditions that almost wrecked her life. With their love and support, she was able to get better.
In addition to exercising together as a family, they began learning about the ways food can either heal or harm. At her brother’s urging, she tried a low-inflammation, grain-free diet… and her family joined her on the journey.
The Siete line began with grain-free tortillas and then expanded to include taco shells, tortilla chips, and even hot sauce!
Siete Almond Flour Tortillas are a grain-free tortilla without the artery-clogging trans fats (i.e. partially hydrogenated oils) still hiding out in many brands of tortillas on the market. These heart-healthy tortillas can blanket your favorite sandwich fillings– from almond butter and bananas to greens, sprouts, avocados and hummus (my favorite combo!).
With only five ingredients, you may do a double take when you see the price (~$1.25 per wrap). But seriously, you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to quality food. If it’s too expensive for your budget, why not invest instead, in the mere five minutes it will take to make your own tortillas? See this week’s recipe pick for Five-Minute Flax Wraps.
Mel’s weekly recipe pick:
Five-Minute Flax Wraps