Food is Medicine. 5 Things to Inspire :
My inspiration for this challenge comes from the heart. The very middle. The thing that’s more than a pump for the living but is a barometer for the soul, and for the planet. It’s screaming out for us as people to make change. Placed exactly between the highest heavens and the center of the earth my heart knows this challenge is the next best step of the journey.
"30 days at home" represents a return to the source and (also because martha and jo are magic and I said YES, cos!) I want to change the world. I believe that total healing is possible - for ourselves (yes you) and the world. But first we have to return to our divine nature. We must give up the lies that keep us down and give ourselves permission to do so, by recognizing that we, like the fig tree and the momma goat are divine. We have to feed the body well (and thereby the earth). It’s the only one we’ve got.
My inspirations for this thang are here :
1. In the most honest and grounded way, I need a physical and emotional reboot. Last year ate me and my notions of 'who' and 'what' alive. That very real death is the compost of my inspiration. The oceanic birthing tide is churning as we launch into a new year and I know to be who I truly am and to create what I want in my own world and the world around me, I must dive deeply (back) into self-care. (2+0+1+8 = 11 = a manifestation number, a number of Justice, Yin, and the intuitive High Priestess) Food is medicine.
2. This mantra is written in a few places to keep me focused - Food is medicine / Justice is food. By eating locally and with the season, preparing food with my own two hands alongside friends and family, and buying most of my food from farmer friends, I can cut out the bullshit (man) that stands to try and keep us disconnected and powerless. I am mindful that by taking this challenge seriously (committing to all meals AND coffee at home when at all possible!) I am part of the revolution to put power back into the hands of the people. Especially POC and indigenous farming cultures who have been most harmed by Big Ag and Big Oil.
3. “Yes we can!” Dolores Huerta. Freedom fighter. “Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”
4. Amy Poehler. Because yessssss! She is funny as hell and smart and when needed Parks N Rec is one of the few shows that can make me belly laugh nonstop. Hmmm…(visual, visual) thinking of her now as kind-of my 30 day challenge “non-chloric, silicon-based kitchen lubricant.”
5. Blakely Stein, aka Jungle Soul Mama. A few months ago I was lead to her Instagram. Because who doesn’t dream of living by the ocean and eating and creating from that place abundance?