Posts Tagged ‘food’

Coconut Oil – the cure of the century !

February 28, 2012

http://www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?s=/mp4/LJO190v1_WS

I consider this element of Mother Earth the closest thing to God.  tee hee.

Really.  You probably already know all this but now CNN is finally on board.

Just be AWARE of the BRAND of Coconut Oil.  Make sure of the contents; make sure it’s PURE, only Coconut OIL, NOTHING ELSE.

ENJOY !!

Dirty Dancing

September 28, 2011

Hello There.

Well, I’m back in the city, but of course, there’s a whole bunch of beaches nearby, or I wouldn’t be venturing here.

I have a video for you, from the ‘potato patch’, that demonstrates what happens when you start working with DIRT !  It just gets you singin n dancin – but of course, it was inspired by a 3 yr old.

It was time for the POTATOES to go in, so we turned the soil, raked it, pulled all weeds out, prepared it and then . . .

ENJOY.

best kind of city beach

early AM meditation

 

 

Cleansing – what’s it all about … today, pre 2012?

July 7, 2011

We just started a 3 day cleanse.  I have joined forces (energies) with Jess, who has figured it out on her own and me, bringing in what I have learned over the last years too. She’s part indigenous Australian, age 28 and I’m part Hawaiian, age 54.

WOW.  It’s never been so easy, or gentle yet profound and I’m not even hungry – from Day 1.  Well, this is day 2.5, having started the night before Day 1.  After watching what ‘going to Source’ cleanse is like in Hawaii, the SEAWATER CLEANSE, I really wanted to be able to offer a middle of the road Cleanse.  Well, this is what we’ve come up with.

The newest bit of information that I’d like to impart is what we’re lacking in the U.S.  Most cleansing products are made for the general public.  Here in Australia, I went into an apothecary (an herbal store) and naturopathic doctors are all on hand, ready to serve you.  I was in heaven.  I even took a picture of the wonderful alchemic moment, where the N.D. was beginning to mix it up, into a tincture for me.  It felt so right.

nathuropathy in byron bay for cleansing

Jess and I knew what we wanted from this cleanse – pretty basic, but we added a few tweaks – especially for my aging hormones.

We are drinking something every hour, mixing it up between juices that are alkaline and lemon drinks with b-carbonate soda and Jess’ cleansing tea that she sources and makes herself.  Brilliant, as Jamie Oliver would say.  He’s also a hero of mine.  He just started a MINISTRY OF FOOD in Australia where there will be food centers and roving wagons of learning about FOOD.

Jess and I are having the deepest conversations about what matters to us.  This is the best benefit of cleansing – taking this time out to look at what ‘shit’ is coming up and not stuffing it back down but looking, thanking it, not taking it personally and saying goodbye to it.  This is why both Jess and I believe that physical bodily cleansing can heal the planet more than anything – as we have really not dealt with our ’emotional body’, en masse, which this brings up to look at.

We are having some of the best conversations i’ve ever had, about ‘what matters’ to me, to us.  Going deep.  We will be forever changed, because we are being brutally honest, with no assumptions or taking it personally – so we’re clearing a lot on this level.  This has allowed doors to open that are much more in alignment with my soul and hers.  Where else do we want to be?  My mission at this time in my life is to be absolutely in alignment with my SOUL, it’s purpose.  I’ve spent way too much time trying to ‘do’ other things, that got me a bad gut, an overinflated ego, a failed marriage (well, i don’t believe in failure really, just lessons) working way too hard and not being happy, truly joyful.

Why are we here?  It’s hard to face what we’ve invested our whole lives in knowing and learning to find it doesn’t really matter much.  I call it, “cringe and smile” and keep looking and breathing deeply, (connected, mouth-closed, breathing is phenomenal – check out this website: http://www.strategies-for-managing-change.com/michael-brown.html

So, this is what i’m facing now, after a lifetime of ‘doing’ and not really ‘BEing’ who I really am.  Sure I’ve flitted in and out of my TRUE SELF, but I need to be in that place now – regularly.  Why would we want anything else?  I am seeing the roadblocks and pitfalls now, even more clearly.  If I’m not LOVING myself (what does that really look and FEEL like?) well, that’s where I have gone awry.

Stay tuned to ‘loving ourselves more’, by Cleansing out the physical, healing the emotional and feeling better than you have in, maybe decades.  It’s so much easier than you think.

Opening the Heart
I’m wide OPEN

Please check out this site and start following the principles of Alkalinity.  One of my fave book titles is, “Alkalize or Die”.  Once you start to learn about this more, you’ll agree.  Order the chart 80/20, it’s the best I’ve ever found cuz it puts our emotions on the list too that cause an acid condition.  We usually only think about the food aspect when it’s only part of it.  What this brings to mind is the MIND – and how powerful it is.  It can elate us or kill us.  Check it out on the chart and look at where Love and Prayer sit on the scale, hmmm.

Create a Great Day – even if it’s hard and you feel like s _ _ _.  We’re more powerful than we think.

A thought turns into words and words turn into action.

The Tyranny of Beliefs

June 30, 2011

I thought i’d write about BELIEFS today as i can look back and see how many times and in what places, BELIEFS, have got in our way of a sense of Peace, or making a better decision that is closer to our True Self.  This is where i see that we’re at today – in a struggle between following the messages between what those around us say and do and what our hearts are telling us.

What is your heart telling you?

I decided to follow mine, and started kicking myself, cringing then smiling, as i could see when i used to follow only my heart, when i was much younger.  At that time, I made a different choice and followed what the ‘taller people’ said i ‘should’ be doing.  hmmm.  I call that ‘shoulding on oneself’.  As soon as we hear that word – we know we’re not following our hearts.  That’s an easy one to keep in mind that can change a lot.

For instance, I went to University to study biology and transferred into public administration in spanish.  I love the language and thought I should study pub. ad. as it would get me a better J.O.B.  Ha !  That’s a good sign that I was making the ‘wrong decision’.  The only thing that degree got me was a good command of the spanish language and to learn what I don’t like about government….in any country.

I’ve been studying Biology and ecology, ever since, in my own way.  I started with the body, when mine wasn’t working right and now I teach it, through farming and regenerating our bodies to the soils and plants.  I am self-taught, naturally gravitating to classes or teachers or courses, throughout my life, that interested me.  This is the essence of HOW we ought to be offering education for our children – watch what they gravitate towards, support it with the right tools and see what the creative mind/heart comes up with.

What a dope I was.   Well, not anymore, which is why I’m creating a form of education that is based on this principle – of recognizing where our hearts are, and where is our food coming from.  That’s all I care about these days and what the ‘young’ people are going to do about it….as we’ve left a legacy, us old folks, for them, that looks like it has not much hope, but there’s opportunities galore, actually.

WWoofers are a really good way to get a smart education these days.  Grow food, learn science, math and life skills and in different climates and hemispheres.  These are the skills we’re going to be needing, more and more, in our communities.  If we can’t afford to buy good food, does anything else really matter?

The problem is, that we think it’s cheaper to buy dead, canned, processed, packaged food.  HA!  I have 5 years of results of clients that came to me to be healed from what they’d been putting into their bodies.  We spend more money on healing ourselves in the long run, from eating processed, irradiated food, than if we were to spend a bit more in the beginning, staying away from doctors offices and pharmacies, in the end.  The list is endless; the kids go to school more, less sick days for everyone, better decision-making due to good food in, so good thoughts out, and a myriad of other benefits.  The best approach, of course, is to start growing your own something, trade it with someone who grows something else and then you’re ahead, and haven’t bought 2 or 4 types of food, instead of just one.  

Notice there are NO ADULTS around in this photo.  The kids did this; designed, planted and watered and had a community blessing day with the adults.

This is an indigenous way of living and life, for centuries.  Why aren’t we following those who are still thriving today, living this way?  I’m not referring to those indigenous people’s that have been sucked into the ‘white man’s’ ways’ and society, either.  They also gave up on their beliefs and were enticed by the ease of going to store instead of growing your own – now look at the health of these who have succumbed to Industrialized Food.  Diabetes, cancer and heart problems are prevalent and on the rise still.  Hmm, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out where those problems are coming from.  It’s not really our/their fault either.  Humankind is inherently lazy, if compared to working a 40 hour week doing something we DON’T like to do.  If we were let alone to our own devices, we would be creating in every moment and eating only when hungry.

Just changing 1 day a week, to eating all raw – not cooking anything (not putting heat or fire to it) or just don’t eat anything at all, for a 24 hour period, can save a life.  Try it, you’ll see, you’ll still be alive tomorrow.  Trust me, we’ve been hoodwinked by a system that wants us to BELIEVE something else.  We all have a TRUTH METER inside, but we are not practiced in recognizing its messages nor can we actually hear it much anymore.  There is one reason for this: we are ‘gunked up’, on the inside of our bodies and our minds.  We cannot hear clearly, what some call, the Divine Messages, that we are connected to, but have become so dense, we can’t hear them.

Lighten up a little, and our vibration increases.  Let go a little, and our frequency increases.  This is the message for 2012, I BELIEVE.  I am practicing it and it works.  I let go of what I thought I desired and went for my true hearts desire.  It was scary as I sold most all and bought a plane ticket to Australia, but what has shown up daily, is proof that when you’re in that flow, your intentions are answered with ease and grace and abundance.  I am living proof.  I gave up all that I was doing and believed in and ‘got out of my own way’ and landed right where I wanted to BE.  Of course, I have done heaps and heaps of cleansing, I eat mostly RAW food, and I followed EACH AND EVERY MESSAGE/SIGN….which could have been just a light breeze upon my cheek, that made me look in a certain direction and I found myself looking upon a person I was to speak to, or a shop I was to walk into.

Follow every lead, look under every rock.  Don’t leave a stone unturned, if you really want to walk in your Bliss.  Faring all resistances leaves no energy UN-released, freeing up to be in the PRESENT – a GIFT to oneself.  EN-JOY !!

As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who-you-really-are. And in doing so you will utilize your profound freedom. Seek joy first, and all of the growth that you could ever imagine will come joyously and abundantly unto you.”

— Abraham

 

Over and out, for today, from Broken Head, Australia
where beautiful Bushland meets beautiful coast in outer burbs of Byron Bay

Chemical Cocktails – we are

June 28, 2011

As a Health Ranger, on the continual lookout, for what will aid us most and what is killing us most – – here’s the next bit of INFO and BLOG that I’ve found, that I’d like to share with you.

http://blog.imva.info/medicine/nuclear-doom

Read it and weep.  Then smile and take positive action, which acts like a magnet in attracting more of the same.  For instance – plant a tree today.  Start painting pictures with your kids with words and art that come up with a ‘pretty picture’ of how you’d like your life to look like.  The Science of Imagery is alive and well and has been hidden from us, on purpose.  Don’t you think that anything that has been hidden, is something worth looking at?

Have Fun painting, imagining and looking . . . until next time, in peace and in health – laurel

p.s.  dont’ forget that the ‘living ebook’ is now available to arm yourself with the basic requirements and information – to change your habits, to grow your health and to become aware of the new ailments and dis-eases to be aware of, as a result of our ever-rising toxic world.

http://www.lightjourney.net/retreats/lightjourney/ebook2.html

Each book is funding S.L.E.C’s (sustainable lifestyle education camps®).  Thanks for your support.

Whole families can come work/study, with us, in these locations, for a week, a month, 6 months – to get life back on track.  You’ll be re-learning about life from the ‘seed to the table’ with experts on every sustainable subject while we build together.

Scholarship funds are being created now for those who need it and sliding scale ‘stays’ will always be offered.  Those who can afford it will be financing those who can’t, with a portion of each tuition.  Most of the work/study will be ‘experiential’ while we build each location from the ground-up, learning every aspect of a sustainable life while ‘doing it’; from water to building to food to energy.

Ground yourself in the area that turns you on the most and become a blessing to any community or neighborhood that you live in or to those around you.

new ebook – The Body Garden…learn the new rules of Health

June 25, 2011

From the SOILS of our GUTS to the SOILS of our Gardens
Book 1.  A mini-handbook in a Series of 3 ebooks, starting with the SOILS of our GUTS.  * Daily Detox Lifestyle Tips from SuperFoods to SuperFarming

Your own Health Coach/Ranger in your back pocket has summarized her 5 years of Hawaiian Detox Retreats for Optimum Health, for you in an ebook.

The rules have changed.  Arm yourself with the latest Health tips and recipes that saves money and time; from sprouting to home-made probiotics to home garden essentials.

‘Live’ Links take you to the Source of the information on the ‘net’, for further research,  needed today to combat the high toxicity levels in our air (aluminum, radiation), water (chlorine and more) and food, (pesticides, fertilizers).

Safeguard your children and engage them with home recipes for great food that is alive to recipes for growing a garden that will save you petrol/carbon/dollars.

Small easy steps, food recipes, home gardens, alternative medicine .  Each subscriber will be able to share their story and findings through the ebook Blog/forum.

Book 2.  The SOILS of our Gardens.  Learn here why cleansing and fasting brought me back to the garden.  COMING SOON . . . stay tuned here or on website:  www.lightjourney.net/ebook2.html

OBESITY – and how it holds more toxins in tissues

March 18, 2011

“Obesity is a disease because it is dangerous to one’s health. When a person becomes excessively overweight, the whole body is burdened. For every inch you gain in girth, the body grows approximately four miles of blood vessels to nourish the extra tissues. Blood which would normally be sent to the head and brain remains in the abdominal cavity, aiding the digestive organs with their increased work load. To pump the blood through this increased fatty tissue, the heart must work harder. Because of this undue strain, the heart gradually becomes critically weakened and more likely to collapse. The excessive fats and lipids (which, along with carbohydrates and proteins, constitute the principal structural material of living cells) in the blood stream obstructs the circulation in the arteries and veins. This obstruction in the circulatory system contributes directly to high blood pressure. Excessive weight to the lower front of the body puts stress on the spine and often causes lower back pain.”  (forget where i copied this from 🙂

Well, that’s all i’ve got to say for today – – be well, insure & protect YOU, by doing just one thing TODAY – that is good for YOU !

Maybe take in more SEAWEED, to combat any ‘fallout’ from Japan.   And eat SUPERFOODS.  They are called that for a reason and they’re more important today than ever.  WHY?  Because we have not eaten properly for decades.  Our bodies suffer and then we don’t make good decisions.  Super Food is needed to combat all the bad eating decisions and habits, so they act as a fortifier and/or a mini-cleanse each time we eat them.  Just google the name and they’ll all be there.

To Cleanse or not to Cleanse – is not the question anymore.  It’s HOW and how much DAILY !  It’s not looking like it’s getting any better for us re: environment, in the near future – – so why not take care?  We treat our cars and pets better than our own selves, wouldn’t you say?

Sending Light and Love, out to the Universe !!

look what this 75 year old is doing for herSELF:

 

to Observe or not to Observe ?

January 22, 2011

Aloha and good morning ~ from Maui, Hawaii.

We’re growing !! more and more FOOD as well as population.  Hmmm.  How well do we do this?  To accommodate the growing population with food for all?

Well, the question above, answers it for us, if we took the TIME to LISTEN and WATCH – – how Nature works and moves.
The Nature of our Land, the Nature of ourSelves.  Why is this interesting to  me, as a Health Guide and a Nature Guide?  There is no separation.  As above, So Below.

What I mean is, that by observing Nature in a certain area for awhile, I can learn how the water flows, how the air moves through the trees or lack thereof, over bare ground and the results of all this biological movement.

Permaculturalists are not a new kid on the block, but it’s still a little known concept.  The interesting thing is that Hawaiians lived very closely, as most indigenous people did or do, to the principles embodied in Permaculture.  So HOW are we living life?  WHY are we economically and healthfully Challenged?  Not according to Nature and how it needs to move and change.  Have a look at a piece of ground somewhere and just watch it for a week or so and notice what works with what’s placed on it and what doesn’t.  ie:  the house is not facing in a direction to maximize the sunlight or the shade.  ie:  the trees are planted in a place that does not shield buildings or gardens from the prevailing winds.

So what does this have to do with Living Well and Light Journey Retreats?

In Hawaii, we cleanse our bodies, hence minds, through a guided week or two of certain elimination practices that clean out what we’ve put in that create dis-ease or ill health or overall sluggish-ness and more.  We also get out into Nature and immerse ourselves in her waters, her biosystems of forests or jungle.  In doing so, we start to NOTICE….notice what works and what feels good and what doesn’t.

We are embarking upon a new venture to share with those who can’t come to Hawaii to cleanse or be in our beautiful paradise nature.  Kids and youth here will be ‘reporting on’ what they find and how it affects them personally, as an individual and as a family unit.  Their perspective through good fact-finding and sharing their observations and conclusions.

Stay tuned – – we’re going deeper into what MATTERS ; about LIFE, LIBERTY, HEALTH, LOVE.

Be Well, Lahela