Soooooooo…. It’s 7am and I am stood in my kitchen with my faithful cat Huckle with me on the opposite kitchen counter watching my every move!! If he were a person he would be sat watching my every move and probably thinking..”what the hell is this woman doing!!!!!”
Sooooooooo…what was I doing…I was making a beautiful art display of all the food I will be consuming today! I need to prep each morning as my day is so busy….meditation…yoga….emails….house chores….and this all before 9.30am when I need to get my ass in a chair in a church basement for an hour of what can only be described as the best food for the soul! Then I spend a little time with a friend from the program before going for a 30 min swim….and then work for three hours..then home to another hour session of yoga with the hubby and finally a couple of hours of great tv…( my husband would definitely beg to differ on my idea of quality TV…..that’s for sure!)
To some of you this may seem somewhat religious, and to me it is, it is my daily routine that gives me the peace of mind, calmness within and the ability to treat my body like a temple because..well, it is and I want to nourish and feed it with every ounce of vibrant health and spiritual awareness that I can find and muster!
Anyways….so back to the curious cat and the whole display of art emerging on my kitchen counter. I started to pack my little plastic container with things I want, and need to consume for the day and I decided to take a photo, cause well, it just looked so bloody amazingly fantastic to me. Now maybe this is just the inner artist that is coming out in me, but seriously I wanted to stand and look at what I am putting inside of me because it is the single most important thing I can do for myself.
You see I have do so much damage by years of putting toxic and poisonous substances in my body that not only do I have to do this daily in order to keep past illnesses away but I need to repair that damage at a cellular level constantly in order to keep that disease at bay.
To some it may be compulsive……but so was my old way of living…I would put the effort daily to going outside first thing in the morning to smoke two or three cigarettes in a row, followed by black coffee loaded with sugar and diary and then more junk for breakfast.
It’s simple for me, this is not a lifestyle, it’s a way of saving my life!! Its been four whole months since I was last in a hospital bed being treated for Chronic Pancreitus and suspected Pancreatic cancer, as a result of three decades of abusing my body with drugs, alcohol and junk food and a whole lot of stress and anxiety…..I slipped last week and although I stuck to my strict vegan diet, too much vegan cheese on rice bread toast has completely messed me up and the pancrius sure has let me know about it the last two days……
I know what to do to avoid another week of IV treatment and a liquid diet in the hospital…now that is HARD work, so to me an hour in the kitchen playing with food and creating wonderful displays just for the joy of it is my way of taking care of myself!
I try not to eat anythining that is sold in containers, but rather 100% fresh produce but the ony things in my display that are in containers are my daily staples.....bee pollen, raw honey, stevia, green tea and natural stevia based water flavors.....packaged but all still natural!
Oh……………………and Huckle cat likes it to!
Debs : )