Key Lime Pie

Crust: 2 C Pecans, soaked 1/2 t Nutmeg 1/8 t fresh ground black pepper 1/4 t Celtic salt 1 tsp vanilla extract Process all ingredients in a food processor with the “S” blade until the mixture becomes sticky and forms a ball. Press into pie plate and chill while making the filling.  Filling: 1/2 avocado 1/2 C coconut water 2 C young coconut pulp/meat 1/2 C lime juice 1/2 T Celtic salt 1/4 t stevia 1 t psyllium In a blender, process al ingredients except psyllium until smooth and creamy. Add psyllium and mix well. Pour filling into crust and […]

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Role of Enlightenment in Relationship pt. 2

Sacred relationships are timeless. Forgiveness is letting go of our identity with the past. It is letting go of resistance to the moment. It allows the present moment to be as it is and not contaminated by our attachment or past experience. Suffering pressures us to release resistance to life. When we let go of life expectations and forgive, we can go into acceptance and surrender and, therefore, inner peace. Ego is the unobserved mind that runs life when we are not in the witness state. Ego strategizes to avoid being in the Divine Presence, and, therefore, in dissolving the […]

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Food Effects on the Mind & Spirit

“Particular energies exist within each food that affect our physical functioning, the nature of our thoughts, and even the expansion of our consciousness” For thousands of years different cultures have been aware that the types of food we eat have subtle effects on the mind. Herodotus, the Greek historian, reported that grain-eating vegetarian cultures surpassed meat-eat-ing cultures in art, science, and spiritual development. It was his view that meat-eating nations tended to be more warlike and more focused on expression of anger and sensual passions. It is said that the ancient Egyptian priesthood ate specific foods to increase their spiritual […]

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Heavenly Garden Soup for the World

Serves 25 Ingredients: 8 purple potatoes 2-3 sweet potatoes, chopped 2-3 yams, chopped 1 yellow Finn potato, chopped 8 carrots, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 1/2 purple cabbage, chopped 1/2 green cabbage, chopped 1/4 head cauliflower, chopped 1/4 bunch of cilantro, chopped 1/4 bunch spinach, chopped 1/4 lb shiitake mushrooms, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 Tbs mellow miso 1 1/2 Tbs dill 1 tsp basil 1/4 tsp ginger, grated 2 gallons water Heat water to 115 degress F adding all ingredints, except miso and cilantro. Heat 3-4 hours, adding cilantro during the last half hour. When soup is ready, […]

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Role of Enlightenment in a Relationship (Pt. 1)

There are many portals to the Self – nature, body awareness, breath, silence, yoga, meditation, and remembering that we are prior to the mind (jnana yoga or Zero Point Process). Silence is powerful and allows an opening to the Divine. A near death experience can be a doorway to the Self because we have a direct experience of the subtle body. The Nothing has the appearance of the Manifest in the three-dimensional world. By becoming aware of the empty space around you, you become aware of “no mind”. The inner space is silent and still. Nothing real can be threatened. […]

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The 6 Tastes

From Conscious Eating by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD: There are six tastes and food qualities that help to inform us how a food will tend to affect and interact with our doshas. Each taste is nature’s way of signaling us as to how the food will energetically act on our body and mind. The six tastes are: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. The sweet taste can be experienced by the varying degrees of sweetness that are in sweet fruit, sugar, milk, rice, and grains. Sweetness increases kapha and decreases pitta and vata. Sweetness has the qualities of being […]

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Specific Healing Qualities of Food

From Conscious Eating by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD: The next step in understanding the particular energy of a food is to realize that each food has specific healing qualities, which is different from a general pitta or vata or yin or yang effect. This is highlighted in Dr.Bernard Jensen’s book, Food That Heals,and in the classical juice therapy book by Dr. N. W. Walker, Raw Vegetable Juices. Jensen’s book lists the foods and Walker’s book lists the food juices and their specific healing qualities.The juices in our spiritual juice fast retreats are used according to these heal-ing principles. The different Chinese medical […]

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Pumpkin Hemp Seed Mylk

Pumpkin-hemp seed mylk is a great source of protein, calcium, manganese, magnesium, zinc and potassium & will last 3-4 days.  Recipe for One quart (32 oz): Ingredients 1 cup soaked pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup hemp seeds Approximately 5 cups Filtered water sweetener and spices optional – we do not add any sweetener at the Tree of Life Directions Add seeds to blender Add filtered water to blender pitcher to the 7 cup Blender on medium fort 30-seconds, then blend on high for another 30-seconds Turn blender off Place nut mylk bag into pitcher or bowl and pour mylk into bag Hand […]

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Coconut Cream Pie

Crust: 1 C almonds, soaked 2 T raisins, soaked (Phase 2 only) 1 T Tree of Life mesquite pod meal 1/2 T Celtic slt Homogenize ingredients in a food processor or high-power juicer to make crust. Press crust firmly into pie plate.  Filling: 2 C coconut pulp 4 T coconut water 1 T coconut butter Blend in a high-power blender coconut pulp, butter and water, adding coconut water until achieving desired consistency. Pour the cream into the crust. Chill for 1 hour and serve with fresh berries. 

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Optimal Diet for Pregnancy

As I move into a discussion on the optimal diet for pregnancy, I want to remind the reader that from the conscious eating perspective there is no one optimal diet for everyone. The secret to a successful vegetarian, vegan, or live-food diet is understanding your dominant dietary type and Ayurvedic dosha. This applies to everyone at any time and not just during pregnancy.One additional point is that people often confuse a therapeutic diet with building or long-term healthy optimal diet. Therapeutic diets such as only fruits for cleansing, less than 10% fat diet for heart disease, or prolonged juice fasting […]

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