Food and Change
Whenever I am faced with change I find that food can be an excellent barometer to how well I am doing. What I put in my mouth is generally a great indicator of how in tune I am with my my purpose. In no way am I a purist. But really, when I am “on purpose” my eating habits are also in line. So what does food have to do with it?
Let me share a recipe that comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, “I am Grateful,” by Terces Engelhart. It is filled with organic, living food recipes. I use these recipes as a point of meditation when preparing my meals and as a source of delicious nutrition. The cookbook reminds me of the absolute place in life for gratitude, the need to trust one’s inner knowing but more importantly, the need to act on that knowing when addressing change. Take this simple recipe on page 46:
Citrus Garlic Dressing
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon oil
1/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon salt
Zest of 1/2 orange
The instructions say “taste the dressing for its flavor.” As in life, the recipe is so straight-forward yet so complex. So on a day like today as I think about how I am moving through Twenty Eleven, I acknowledge and welcome change. Let’s build a community of sharing creatives to help each other grow. Let’s help each other cling to our highest intentions.
What have you found that works when you handle change consciously?