Mediterranean Tuna Salad

mediterranean-tuna-saladI am always looking for ways to make an old stand by new.  I use to live on tuna with mayo when I was younger.  I don’t believe anything is bad for us in moderation but I have no sense of what that means when it comes to mayonnaise.  So, I came up with this dandy tuna salad recipe.  The lemon peel in this recipe is what makes it pop!  This makes one or two servings depending on how hungry you are.

Ingredients: 

1 can Tuna in water
1 tbsp. lemon peel
2 tbsp. marinated artichokes, chopped
2 tbsp. sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
1 tbsp. capers
2 tbsp. grated carrots
2 tbsp. chopped celery
1/2 avocado

Mix everything together and enjoy!

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Love Is Light Made Manifest

astronomy-wallpaper-5As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post I’ve recently connected with a new guide named Mother who helms from the Pleiades.  She recently shared with me another message and I thought I’d share with you.

All is well even if it doesn’t appear so.  Be not deceived by the chaos on Earth.  It has always been this way. Your species are becoming more sensitive to the harshness of this chaos as you evolve.  This makes you more “aware” of the energies that surround you than ever before.  It is important to connect to Earth energy as it has a grounding effect on you.  It will keep you from becoming overwhelmed by these fast-moving energy shifts.

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It is easy to become anxious with all the fear that you are exposed to daily.  Your media contributes to this anxiety.  We are not saying to be uninformed yet are asking you to be discerning with how much you subject yourself too.  The fear that is surrounding you can only be diminished through your continued activation of light.  How you do this is through heart centered acceptance of yourself and others.

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Judgement is literally destroying your species.  The more you focus on self-love and acceptance the more you can hold space for Peace on Earth.  Remember that Peace is stronger than fear.  You will prevail.  Do not give up on yourselves.  The darkness you are experiencing is all part of the journey towards enlightenment.

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The true meaning of enlightenment is this:  That which has been hidden is emerging into the light.  Do not be afraid of the dark.  It is fear that threatens you and not darkness.  Darkness is merely an absence of light.  Love is light made manifest.

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I’m Gonna Get “Weird” Here

In the past few days a new guide has come into my field.  Her name is Mother and she comes from the Pleiades.  I have never connected with someone like her before and I am honestly a little nervous to share with you her message.  Feeling very strongly that I must share here goes.

sacred-threshold-3Energy from the Sun is impacting Earth now.  You are being bombarded with negative ions that are affecting your central nervous system.  Not only the physical body is being affected by this energy but Earth’s body is as well.  You are being upgraded energetically and it is affecting every molecule of your being.  This “upgrade” may bring about a dark night of the soul for some.  All of your hidden spaces are being exposed to the light.  This is so you no longer hide your light from yourself and the world.  There may be discomfort during this process.  This upgrade can take the next three months to unfold.  Be patient with your body as it may protest at first as it adjusts to the new frequencies.  Your body and mind will ask for rest.  Listen to that.  Sea salt baths may help with the integration process of this upgrade.

I did look up to see if there was any science behind this and could not find any strong confirmations for you.  I do know that negative ions help us to feel healthier and more vibrant.  My sense is that this energy is being transmitted because most of us spend so much time indoors theses days.  Negative ions occur naturally around water, especially water falls.  Have you ever noticed how wonderful you feel after sitting by a body of water?

Why is this happening?  The more light we can hold in our body the less room for fear to thrive.

My personal journey has challenged me these past few months on every level.  All those scary places within are being brought to the surface and I can not unsee them!  This has brought about much discomfort both emotionally and physically.  As much as I want to be out in the world I want to hide just as much.  I sense this new guide will coax me out from under my covers over time.

Feel free to share if you are experiencing any challenges now.  It’s nice to know we are not alone.  I am hearing from others that symptoms can include:

  • extra heat in the body
  • thirst
  • stiffness
  • anger/frustration
  • depression/anxiety
  • extreme fear

I am offering hands on healing through the end of the year for donation.  This may help integrate the new energies more gracefully.  This can be done remotely but I prefer seeing you in person.  Each session is a half hour.  Hands on healing can include:

  • Chakra Balancing
  • Aura Cleasing
  • Sound Healing:  drum/toning/tuning fork
  • Body~Mind Attunements

I do want to say that this message does not bypass the need to seek confirmation from your health care provider if that is appropriate for you.  Always follow your intuition about body/mind symptoms that are occurring.

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Stillness

silence-stillness-meditation

stillness wraps around me like a blanket
i breathe its fragrance in
a meditation on ecstasy

There is freedom here
no hurrying around forcing my way
only relaxation and contemplation
and peace

a vast expansiveness echoes in this space
yet I do not feel afraid
nor alone

love surrounds me
it strokes my cheek like a lover
it speaks my name as friend

Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding

Strawberries & CreamI’m always looking for a quick and healthy breakfast.  One that isn’t to heavy before my morning yoga practice yet still is filling enough to fuel me before I get the chance to eat something more substantial.  This recipe fit the bill!  I “accidentally” created this recipe one day when my coconut milk wasn’t thick enough.

Ingredients:

1 can extra creamy coconut milk (I used Trader Joe’s)
3 tablespoons of sugar-free strawberry spread
2 tablespoons of chia seeds

Throw the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.  Pour mixture into a glass container and chill for at least 30 minutes.  When ready to serve toss in some sliced strawberries and serve.

No More Pretend Boyfriends

631fe42ecdb0379876b382e6af736a3cI’m swearing off pretend boyfriends.  What’s a pretend boyfriend?  He’s the one you are having a relationship with in your head but not in real life.

This all started when I was pretty young and just getting interested in boys.  I was pretty shy then and could barely put two sentences together let alone talk to the male of the species.  I would often daydream about being with one of them, just like any young girl, but my daydreaming was at a whole other level.  I created entire stories around these boys.  As I grew into an adult this didn’t stop and instead became a life long pattern on my part.

I recently had a break up from my last relationship and the letting go process has been long and painful.  I would do well for a while and feel as if I had moved through the worst and then I would reach out to him.  I did this several times over the past three months with no response on his part.  This non-response, instead of helping me move on, just made me feel like a crazy woman for reaching out in the first place.  The logical part of me knew that this was The Universe (and him) telling me that this relationship was dead in the water.  The other part of me, the part that couldn’t let go, just ended up spiraling down into a needy, emotional mess.

Recently, I asked myself, what it would mean to let him go.  The answer:  I was afraid of being alone.  If he took up space in my head then I wasn’t really alone.  I would spend energy thinking he just needs time.  Or, that it doesn’t make sense that he could just stop loving me.  He just needs to figure things out.  You see, I’d rather have a man in my head than not have one in my bed.  That was a hard truth for this girl to swallow.  It really, really sucked to realize this about myself.

This actually came at quite a surprise.  I’ve never experienced aloneness in my life.  At least not until now.  I never allowed myself.  I have a strong connection to my spirit self.  I talk to guides, angels, family who’ve passed on, etc. so am never really alone.  I didn’t realize until that moment that being alone and feeling alone are two separate things.  I am good at spending time alone.  In fact, I crave it, but I have distracted myself with pretend boyfriends to avoid feeling it.

I have decided to face my fears around this issue.  The first step is to let this former relationship go for realz.  No more fantasies about him reaching out to me, coming to his senses, realizing what he’d lost . . . no more reaching out to him.

Step two is to embrace being alone.  I mean to do those things that I’m afraid to do alone.  For example, yesterday, I went to the MN Irish Fair by myself.  I do not like crowds of people so this was a big deal for me.  Between figuring out how to get there, how much it cost, what to do once I got there all took a Herculean inner strength on my part.  I felt this act was my declaration of independence from my old way of being.  And, I loved the fair!  I plan on going on more solo adventures in the near future.

Step Three:  take the rest of this year off from men.  This means no fantasy relationships and no dating either.  I want to give myself time to really integrate not being in a relationship before I put myself out there again.  You see, I’ve been single a lot but I’ve never not had a pretend boyfriend during those spaces in between my relationships.

Step four is to really be alone with myself.  I can distract myself for hours, reading fiction or browsing on the internet or watching movies.  I will be limiting those things from my daily life.  I want to spend more time writing, walking in nature, practicing yoga and meditation.  Even though I already do those things I am often not really present while I am.  I can honestly say this scares me.  Who wants to feel aloneness, right?  Me.  That’s who.  I want to kick this fears ass!

The goal of this is to accept that I am enough on my own and to never lose myself in a relationship again.  In my unconscious fear of feeling alone, when a relationship began to fail, I would change.  I would desperately become someone else to try to save the relationship.  I would abandon myself to stay with them.  This new way of being is a supreme act of self-love.  I know that I am up to the task, yet I am afraid.  I am afraid that I will never have that great love.  I am not there yet but I know this great love that I long for is me.

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Paleo Muffin Cups

Paleo Muffin CupsI’ve been craving bread lately and have been wanting to find something to replace it.  I found a recipe in Cooking With Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife and adapted it for paleo.  This can be used for both sweet or savory dishes.

Ingredients:
4  eggs
1/2  cup coconut milk
1/4  teaspoon salt
2  tablespoons coconut flour
3  tablespoons arrow root powder

Mix all ingredients together in a blender and pour into muffin cups.  Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.  These will be puffy right out of the oven and then drop like a souffle after a minute or two making a perfect “cup” for fillings such as raspberries with coconut creme or  sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and goat cheese as seen in the photo.  Makes 6 servings.

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Smashed Avocado

Smashed Avocado

Smashed Avocado is a delicious topping for scrambled eggs (seen here), sandwiches, dip for chips or veggies, etc.

Recipe:

1 very ripe avocado
1-2 tsp. nutritional yeast
smoked salt to taste

Smash all the ingredients together and serve.

Sheilds Up! The Auric Field & You

Auric-Field-e1401095390122When my son was a little boy we use to watch a lot of Star Trek.  The captain, when protecting his ship, would tell the crew, “Shields Up!”.  When it came time to teach my son about the Auric field I would tell him to put his shields up just like in the show.  We would do this whenever we would be go into a place where there were a lot of people and unknown energies.

The Auric field is an energy field that surrounds all living things.  A human’s energy field extends from and beyond the body.  A strong aura will protect you from negative energy.  The yogi’s tell us that, “All illness goes into the aura first.”  When you have a strong, vibrant aura you can keep illness at bay.

Have you ever noticed when talking with someone and they get a little too close how you start to back away.  They aren’t touching you but you feel as if they are invading your “space.”  That “space” is your Auric field.  The size of the Auric field is usually around 18 inches – 3 feet around the body.  It can be larger or smaller depending on how you feel in any given moment.  When you meditate your Auric field expands.  If you’ve just been in an argument your Auric field can contract.

The aura is made up of multiple colors.  Each color represents a different characteristic of your personality.  A lot of yellow in an aura can tell us a person is more intellectual or has a lot of personal power.  Green is the color of healing energy.  It can mean you are being healed or that you are one who uses healing energy to help others.  The colors are constantly changing with the thoughts that you think and the mood you are in.

When the aura is strong you feel healthy and energetic.  When your aura is weak or porous you can feel tired and even depressed.  One of the ways to strengthen your Auric field is to take a walk in nature; smell some flowers or go hug a tree.  Nature is a natural Auric field cleanser and strengthener.

Just like a wound on the body the aura can be harmed as well.  If we are constantly subjected to negative comments from self or others or you happen to engage in addictive behaviors the aura can become weak and can no longer do its job.  There are many ways to heal and strengthen the Auric field.  Yoga & meditation, walking in nature, taking a shower while visualizing colors of the rainbow streaming down and around your body are just a few ways.  I encourage you to do your own research to find a way that works for you.  There are many resources out on the web these days that can assist you on your journey.

I will be teaching a class on August 7th about the Auric Field.  Contact me if you are interested in attending.  You can find out more here.