In a whisper I heard the earth calling me. Gently nudging me. Giving me clues. Come to me and I will heal you. Gently, gently, then……PUSH. Before I knew it I had jumped over the cliff to embrace a new way of being. The pain in my body too much and the clues along the way that I had filed away had all become too obvious. The time was now.
My confusion pulled from my mind like a blindfold that had locked me in to a never ending cycle of body pain. That day I broke through and realized I could surrender to the earth and she would heal me. I became excited about the prospect of all that she could offer me. Fresh fruit and vegetables, tea, and connecting directly with the earth. I ran with abandon to these forces to allow the healing to transform my body.
The first part of my journey was understanding at a much deeper level how plants hold the healing powers of the sun. Never before had I realized how much us humans need them. I researched diligently to discover that so many of my long held beliefs about protein and calcium were untrue. That indeed the marketing of these products had certainly worked on me. I began to radically scale down my consumption of animal products, saving them as toppings for my salad, rather than the main dish. I let go of dairy, with the exception of my homemade yogurt that is rich in probiotics.
I began to embrace whole foods with a rich passion and began to replace most of our store bought items with homemade efforts. I am happy to say we eat very few processed foods now a days. I dove into learning how to cook beans, yogurt, bread, crackers, fruit roll ups and more. My family could now count on the real deal and my body began to trust that I would take care of it again. Nuts and beans have started to take a starring role in my diet and the murmurs of old time favourites bought from the store are diminishing. Albeit it has been a huge time commitment, I feel blessed that the choices I have made allow for the time to undertake these projects.
Getting unbusy on purpose has been a process. I'm here to share some of what I have learned and the tales of its making.
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