It blizzard-ed this week in my sweet hometown, Chicago. Just to be clear, a blizzard happened in April. In the spring. The husband and I thought we could be part-time mid-westerners, because we see the irreplaceable value of our children’s grandparents and extended (crazy) family (who still lives there despite the obvious weather problems). We lasted four long cold months (end of summer through the beginning of spring). Read more
We decided to change things up a bit in Bliss Land and try a full cleanse in honor of aligning with our higher selves.
Food is not only a way to get energy, but food is vibration itself. So, of course we started playing with food — even more-so than we usually do. This cleanse incorporates high vibrational raw living foods, wild foods, power herbs, and nutrient dense superfoods. Plus, we are focussing a lot more on keeping our thoughts aligned with what we really want.
Do you know how much energy is truly wasted when you allow your mind to drift into worry, doubt and fear?
So, there will be meditation, yoga, and plenty of surprises– and of course, we are planning to share how it changes our lives.
The best part if this cleanse is that each of us is honoring our unique needs and therefore may eat slightly differently and choose different practices.
Good News! We Have a Guest Joining Us on Our Cleanse!
A great friend and dear client, Moe, has decided to join our cleanse with us. Since we are currently living in the same house– this works out best for all of us. We all have deeper support and the extra help in the kitchen is great too!
During the course of our cleanse, we will share Moe’s breakthroughs and results as this is her first cleanse and she has her own goals.
Today marks our 3rd official day Bliss Cleansing together!
The Recipes (from 9/18)
1 cup herbal decoction from 9/17
1 whole coconut (meat and water)
1/2 large avocado
1-2 cups carrot, ginger, celery, fennel juice (fresh)
MSM (for skin healing and bone healing from car accident last year)
Blend all of the ingredients together and drink as much as you need.
Us three adults had about 12 oz and Dougie had 6 oz. Then, I drank more later on in the day.
Zucchini Noodles and Sauce X 2
Ingredients/ Sauce 1:
3 cloves of fermented garlic (fermented in olive oil, coconut oil, honey, coconut kefir and raw apple cider vinegar for 30+ days)
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
Juice of 1 lemon
Dash sea salt
1/4 cup delicious raw organic olive oil
Blend and mix into raw spiral-sliced zucchini noodles
Ingredients/ Sauce 2:
2 tblsp GF Dijon Mustard with horseradish
1/4 cup of amazing olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Cumin, curry powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and a sprinkle of nutmeg
Whisk all ingredients together except almonds and mix into your bowl of noodles. Top with almonds.
Kale Chips ( We didn’t eat these entirely raw for purposes of Thyroid Love)
1 lb of yummy kale
Juice of 2 lemons
Coconut oil and olive oil to completely coat kale
sea salt, garlic powder, curry, cumin, cayenne and nutmeg (in keeping with flavors in the noodles)
Cut off kale stems
Drench kale in the above ingredients
Line a baking sheet with the kale leaves
Bake at lowest temp for a few hours or until it reaches your desired texture.
We make them crisp but not burned ( burned food promotes cancer)
Liver Lovin Juice
As we transition into cleansing phase we ate a lot of fat on our first 2 days. We needed it. Fat is a great source of caloric energy, and also warms your adrenals and has a lot to do with brain health. But, we also wanted to give our livers some more help, as our livers must process those fats. Of course raw, organic fats are much easier to digest. ( note: there is already liver support in our elixir… milk thistle, schisandra etc)
1 fennel bulb
3 inches ginger
2 whole lemons… rind and all
2 heaping tablespoons of curry powder (cumin, saffron, turmeric, garlic)
Juice the veggies and stir in the powder
We each drank as much of this juice as we needed.
Doug had about 12 oz. Dougie had about 4 oz and i had about 6 oz. We really didn’t need more.
The key for us is not to feel bloated when drinking, and to moderate our liquid intake so as not to cool down our systems too much, feel cold, have an energy crash or experience frequent urination. These symptoms are a result of over-hydration which I experienced after going all raw vegan for a period that was too long for my body.
By over-hydrating, I actually did to myself what the Chinese Med teachers warned me about– I put out my digestive fire and wound up hungry, losing weight and energy, and being cold all of the time. So, although raw veganism worked for me for a very long time, I’ve had to adjust it to make it more sustainable and this includes moderating liquid intake.
2 cups soaked raw oats
1 cup shredded coconut
Zest of 1 lemon
Handful soaked dates
Juice of 10 lemons
Zest of 2 lemons
2tblsp coconut butter
2 tblsp soaked Irish moss
Blend crust ingredients
Add in some coconut oil to both whirl it around and help it stick together once it’s formed
Form into a 6×8 in pan
Refrigerate crust for about an hour
Blend filling ingredients well, and be sure the Irish moss is completely soaked in
Pour into crust
Refrigerate for a few hours (the Irish moss will help it set really well)
We had some more bone broth throughout the day. This time we seasoned it like French Onion Soup just for fun!
We also ate 3 yummy salads that Doug made with shredded veggies and various delicious combos of herbs and spices.
And then there was quinoa. All 4 of us really felt the need to have the grounding energy of quinoa.
We are really not eating much differently than we usually do. But there is a lot more intent to stay on a high vibrational level.
We made a vision board and are of course seeing exact things come into fruition. This always amazes me!
If you remember that one of our goals was to help Dougie, cognitively. Well, we’ve seen results in the first day. He is truly connecting deeper with concepts we’ve been working– on especially with math.
Healing really happens when you sleep!
When you are awake, your immune system is awake–fighting parasites that threaten your skin, or battling fight or flight situations. But, when you sleep, your immune system goes deep within and can do things like re-populate your gut with healthy bacteria, transfer waste where it needs to go, give your organs a rest and so much more! Many of us are constantly in fight or flight stress mode and cannot heal no matter what good foods we eat.
I am grateful for the intention to get myself out of stress mode and get some real energy back.
I have been able to spend a whole lot more time meditating, and napping together with Dougie each afternoon.
Plus, we have been getting the boy in bed at moonrise. This is an amazing feat. We are very grateful for his new schedule. 😉
We’ll be on touch sharing all we can about how this Bliss Cleanse helps us!
Want to find out how you can Welcome more Bliss into your life? Check out our Three Days to Bliss-Ness toolkit… free!
Got too many things whirling around in your mind to focus on what you really want? It happens! 2012 has been a year of massive shifting in consciousness, and we’ve all learned so much about our purpose. I keep saying it, but it’s oh so true — people are waking up everywhere!
For once, the things that consume Doug’s and my thoughts are EXCITING images of all that we have. We’re reeling in the abundance of supportive friends and beauty everywhere! It’s kind of ironic when you’ve got a mind so full of awesomeness, that you get stuck materializing that awesomeness into what you know is supposed to serve the world. We have so many more gifts to share with you. So, many that we can’t hardly contain ourselves. It’s taking everything we have not to completely spill the beans. But, we need more energy to go through with some of the work involved. We need more focus. I could say we are a bit stuck. But, we know that these moments are the most inspiring for us. These moments when you think you are stuck, may actually just be catalysts for needed change.
Bliss Cleanse 2012 and What it’s All About
For us, this is about reclaiming our energies and providing ourselves with all of the necessary comforts and tools to shed what is not working. And, to make more space for what IS WORKING.
For you, we hope you will take our inspiration and build a cleanse for yourself that helps you MANIFEST what you want!
We will be using food, yoga, meditation and spiritual exercises to help us through. These are things we already do everyday. BUT, we are adding a greater intention and doing them with MORE PURPOSE. When you solidify your intention, and can see what you want as if it is already yours, then you create an emotional response that literally reprograms your thoughts.
Have you yet heard that your thoughts create your life?
Once you have connected neurons (like electrical wires) in your brain with thought and emotion, you will vibrationally attract more similar experiences that triggered the original connection. This is why mantras work. We repeat them and they change our perception and our life.
When I went all raw for 2 years, I felt amazing. I was warm in the winter — contrary to what experts said was supposed to happen. I also became more in touch with my intuitive abilities, and was able to begin offering intuitive services.
When I shared the benefits of a living food, probiotic rich diet with my family, my son spun out of autism symptoms in a blink. And, my husband got rid of his seizure disorder.
As you know, we have been eating some cooked foods and animal products over the last 2 years and that has also proven very beneficial to all of us for gaining strength. The foods we have chosen to eat have been very helpful to keep us energized and focused, happy and MORE!
During this Bliss Cleanse, we will focus on raw living vegan food, raw vegetable juices, wild foods, healing herbs, smoothies, and over all clean organic food. Of course, we will also have plenty of coconut kefir and fermented foods! We have a big pot of bone broth available to us — should we need those minerals and strength! As the fall leaves begin to shed, we too hope to shed any stored toxins from our trip to Mexico, or life in general. It often takes layers of cleansing and rebuilding to reach ultimate wellness.
The 3 of us are each unique beings with unique dietary needs. Our cleanse is personalized for each of us. And, we will share recipes and results with you as we go!
Our Personal Goals
Gina: I want to feel more energized and heal my dryish skin. I’d also like to increase my ability to quiet my mind, meditate and “see.”
Doug: I want to lose some weight and feel lighter. I want to feel a higher energy. I want to feel a better appreciation for food, and shake off my Chicago food taste buds (cravings).
Dougie: We hope to improve Dougie’s desire to learn and participate in home-school activities, his expressive abilities and his cognition in math. He has come very far and no longer displays the painful autism symptoms that he used to have. Yet, we know that healing happens in layers and he still has some viruses and metal poison that, when addressed, will open up his mind and abilities even more.
All 3 of us are intending for a new eco-fied house-on-wheels that will take us around the planet and allow us to bring our gifts straight to you. We’ve been traveling without one, teaching classes all over and really feeling the LOVE. We envision a Blissed Life much bigger. We envision a hunk of land where we can build a permaculture that feeds your souls. We envision luxury! We see it all happening now and are setting out to fill in the space between vision and manifestation with Bliss!
BLISS Herbal Decoction
This “tea” contains lots of liver support, immune support and spiritual-upliftedness support. Our family does very well on olive leaf which controls candida, viruses and infections. Each of these herbs have so many interlinked healing abilities, when choosing herbs, I recommend starting with one at a time and creating a relationship with them.
1/4 cup of each dried herb (I used chaga mushroom powder to help the process go quicker)
2 quarts clean water
I boiled the chaga for about an hour, and then added the schisandra berries for about a half hour, and then added the rest. I let the whole sha-bang steep for a long while.
Doug and I are drinking lots of it. Dougie is having only about a cup of it.
We made this one with farmer’s market beef bones and added fennel, ginger, onion, celery and tons of garlic and good sea salt to the mix.
Dougie and Doug are having some. I’m not attracted to bone broth today 🙂
We’ll post the rest of our recipes as we go and let you know how we do with them.
We think its very possible to achieve material goals by changing your diet and to achieve health goals by changing your perception. We are all connected. When you join us on this cleanse, our magnified energy will support one another. What do you need to manifest?
Want to find out how you can Welcome more Bliss into your life? Check out our Three Days to Bliss-Ness toolkit… free!
We’ve found our purpose! And part of that is helping to unleash all of the beauty and amazingness behind the mask of autism. Some people with autism are very sick with toxic overloads and digestive and immune dysfunction. For five years now, I’ve worked with families from around the world to heal the illness part of their autism diagnosis and embrace the genius within.
There are intertwined karmic, spiritual, physical, emotional and mental connections behind why souls choose to express autism as part of their path. There is plenty of beauty and love lessons to be had by all. But, we don’t have to be sick. There is always help to get our bodies and minds functioning more BLISSFULLY.
Our son is recovered from the sickness part associated with his autism diagnosis. And, we’re headed out to share more in person, and discover more about how our methods might help you on your journey.
We begin touring the US in Chicago July 2011! Let us know if You’d like to host us in your home town for an autism recovery class!
But, before that, we want to offer you this information as a primer to get you started.
We’re hosting a free teleconference/web seminar to answer as many of your personal questions as we can. Because when we see you in person, we want to help even more. We want to get deeper about specific things you can do.
Please check out these videos for more info on how we got started.
We also run an autism healing program that has successfully served hundreds of people in 10 countries and across the US in the last 7 years!
Looking forward to connecting more with you!
Gina and Doug