Oh life!! Mi vida es una aventura completa!!
Not only did I not “plan” to be in Costa Rica I especially did NOT “plan” to be at envision! The universe has a way of taking you where you need to be if you’re tuned in.
I have been tuning into my heart but following the logic left brain too, so it’s been a beautiful dance between the two although I do get caught in that head sometimes but a few deeps breaths and nature bring me back.
Envision thank you for the most magical experience of blasting into ME with breath, to feel how powerful I truly am through breath, to release what no longer serves and to share that with someone who was guided to show up too! Beautiful and deeply grateful for it all!!
I already practice breath work with my own kundalini yoga practice and have done a rebirthing breath workshop with @cristinakalyani literally experiencing a rebirth, it was that experience that fully ignited my kundalini and shit was wild the energy coursing through my body from the base of my spine up in a swirl to my head back down back up ... I no longer had control of my body and it freaked me out!! Cristina told me I didn’t need to fear it and that I could now play with that energy. I have been and feel it often not as intense.... Now fast forward to envision where I heard a few friends talk about @gregorioavanzini I had no intention of attending anything and wasn’t dressed for yoga but stopped by the tent and there was a slow flow speaking to me so I stayed not consciously aware that the next workshop was Gregorio's Breath workshop.
I was in the right place at the right time, so when yoga was done and I was a sweaty mess I moved to find a spot in the shade as I sat down I felt an energy and looked up and was greeted by a beautiful human who I know but don't know, we have many mutual friends and have been social media friends but never actually met until now, we said hola then sat silently waiting to hear more about the workshop. Apparently this workshop involved finding and working with a partner 😱 seriously I was nervous as FACK I already knew what happened to me alone last time what the fuck was I going to experience this time? How loud would I scream? What if I lost control of my body again ahhhh!! I had a nervous pee moment come up so I had to run to the bathroom literally running, as I was pulling my shorts back up outside the porter potty yuk… I reached in my back pocket and there was a white feather … for fucking real dude this was so divinely divine ALL OF IT!!! HA! I laughed and said thank you to the sky and was now much less nervous but STILL heart racing I was about to allow someone into my bubble and that shit can be scary…. But it was the opposite of anything scary it was MAGIC and LOVE!
This experience wasn’t like the first one at all, the first one was emotional and loud and lots of pain, shame and tears were released, this was a very different empowering experience and having to share that with someone who could feel my energy as I felt theirs was magic too!! I always wanted someone to share that with because I feel my own energy and wondered if anyone would be able to feel it too ... all I know is wow!
Gregorio warned that this effect would last days and things would come up, to be released and all that fin stuff that usually happens when you dive in to do the work like a plant medicine ceremony integration is key! So as I write from the jungle on my laptop with birds flying all around me and two morpho butterflies that came to say whats up … I’m still integrating, loving, learning and getting back into my heart and out of my head!
Makes me laugh that I had logically convinced myself of a different path just because well my head worked it all out, however this workshop brought me right back to that magical place of union with my heart so that I can hear and feel clearly what my soul is telling me. The heart is never logical but I know what I want and what I want to feel, I don’t know the details of that exactly however my heart is blasted open and after so much work and ancestral healing, especially working on my heart and on being able to open my heart to love I’m ready to actually allow it in, not to deprive myself anymore. Not to follow the shiny temptations that always get dangled in front of me as if the universe is asking “how bad do you really want love?”
I could continue to suffer and struggle in silence depriving my soul of what it needs but that serves nobody and I’m ready to blast open in all ways to feel that power thats inside thats ready to burst!
SO all I know is I know I don't know and I can have a rough blueprint of what I would like but an exact plan is where the universe laughs ad humbles me quickly reminding me to surrender to the magic!!
Pura Vida y Namaste!!
Burgers were always a favourite of mine when I was a little girl mainly because of all the ketchup I would drench it in lol true story! I'm not such a fan of the ketchup anymore however I am a huge fan of mustard and pickles and all yummy fixins for a burger and since well I choose to not eat meat because well I never really liked it ... I'll tell you more about my choice to not eat meat and also how I experimented with being a vegan and my body didn't respond well .... This journey of life has taught me so much and mainly its that my body is way smarter than I give it credit for and it knows what it likes and doesn't so i'm learning to listen and give it what it likes and not give it with things that it clearly doesn't! ... it sounds easier than it actually is because we've been so conditioned to eat certain things and then there's the emotional aspect of comfort and cravings and social pressures!
Anyways back to the burger I experimented with that turned out delicious! This is a very simple recipe, to follow if you're pressed for time then you can use an organic can of sodium free black beans, if you prefer making your own I suggest soaking them over night and then cooking them and making this recipe.
Black Bean Burger
1 can of no salt added black beans
1 celery chopped up
1/4 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1/4 tsp of Himalayan or sea salt
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork.
Heat a pan between medium-high. Spray with some on stick spray. Spoon some of the mixture on the pan and shape it like a burger, wait 3-5 minutes then flip for another 3-5 minutes.
Makes about 4 or 5 burgers.
I used a gluten free bun and a slice of vegan gluten free soy free cheddar cheese and lots of mustard, a slice of tomato, smashed avocado, lettuce and pickles.
If you can eat gluten and dairy go ahead and make enjoy it however you'd like :)
For two days now I’ve been going to town in goji berries! Not sure what prompted it but after reading all the benefits I think my body is just smarter than my mind and it knows exactly what it need so I’ll continue to feed it what it’s craving without thinking so much!
Goji berries have been extensively researched for their ability to generate general feelings of well-being, improve neurologic/psychologic traits, support better gastrointestinal health and bowel functions, help build stronger musculoskeletal systems, and improve cardiovascular health. They’re easy to add to meals to boost energy levels and performance.
They’ve been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more 2000 years Whoa!!!
They provide 11 essential amino acids!!
They pack 500 times more vitamin C than an orange!!!
Rich in iron, copper, zinc, selenium, vitamins A and C!
Goji berry benefits include the ability to naturally treat diabetes , hypertension, infectious diseases, and common illnesses like the cold or a fever. Traditionally, they’ve also been used to fight depression and anxiety or other mood disorders. They’re a great source of antioxidants known as beta-carotene, plus other phytonutrients that help protect skin and eye health. Thanks to their ability to reduce blood glucose, regulate cholesterol levels and keep triglycerides at an ideal balance, they’re also shown to prevent heart disease.
Here’s some of the major benefits of goji berries:
Provide High Levels of Antioxidants and Nutrients
Improve Immune Function and Fight Cancer
Promote Healthy Skin
Protect Eye Health
Help Stabilize Blood Sugar
Detoxify the Liver
Keep Your Energy and Mood Up
Sold I’ll continue to eat these delicious berries! I like to freeze them so they’re crunchy and not so chewy but I like them all the ways! I mix them with pumpkin seeds and coconut or almonds or pistachios whatever nuts I happen to have on hand.
Hi everyone! This was yet another experiment of mine gone horribly right!
Most of the time when I'm making something I have no clue how it's going to turn out so it's always a surprise ha :) This is definitely one that was so surprisingly delicious I love it! And so incredibly easy to make!
Nutritious Packed Red Lentil Crust Pizza
2.5 cups of dry lentils
1/2 tsp of thyme
1/2 tsp of oregano
1/2 tsp of garlic
Blend the dry lentils to make a flour like consistency. Add the spices and slowly add some water. Not too much water check the consistency before you add more. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Flip it and top it with desired toppings and bake again for another 10 mins.... I remade my crust and put it in the fridge and made my pizza a day later.
I topped mine with an Alfredo cashew sauce that I made, zucchini, arugula, caramelized onions with sautéed mushrooms and vegan mozzarella Daiya Cheese.
Hope you enjoy