"Free Your Mind & the Rest Will Follow"
So often during my tour & with my work as PaleoBOSS Lady I hear from the community that they are eating healthy, but still have not achieved miracle status. Food is only one piece of the puzzle. Actually the key to successfully healing for this gal began with getting my mind right.
The psyche is the key to a successful miracle outcome.
Getting your mind right is where the healing starts & ends. For so many of us we refer to eating whole foods as a diet. This alone presents a problem for healing. Giving up processed foods is not a diet it is a conscious choice to honor your body & your person. I personally consider this step #1 in tapping your miracle.
As long as we believe eating healthy is a diet failure will be part of the equation.
When I sit down to eat I look at my plate with joy that I now get to thank my amazing body for all it afforded me that day. I find myself excited & grateful to nourish myself with each bite.
Living with Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years I can tell you that food truly is poison or medicine.
I can also share that the autopilot of life will be the quickest way to end up with disease & suffering. 1-5 are disabled in America alone with the number projected to be 1-3 in the next 4 years.
Simple facts like gluten is directly connected to inflammation which is connected to autoimmune disease cannot be denied or ignored yet many of us still to this day think going gluten free is a fad or only for those with Celiac. Wrong.
Waking up to what we are eating & putting in our body should be the societal norm.
However in the consumer driven world we live this is far from the case. Most food choices are based on taste & often price alone for many of us. Seldom if ever are we reading ingredient lists. Often we simply eat whatever we want with zero consciousness regarding what we are eating.
Eating foods without knowing what ingredients are in them is simply mind blowing & the result of marketing success by the companies that make the products.
With over 85% of grocery stores selling processed foods clearly 'mad men' are winning.
So how do you free your mind? How do you begin to wake up?
Step 1 is to commit to opening your eyes & mind to daily life. Literally asking & answering the why of what you do all day every day especially regarding the foods you eat.
A simple step is to realize what you are eating each day. Walk over to your pantry or kitchen cabinets & begin to simply read ingredient . This can be a very powerful & eye opening experience.
I suggest if you do not know EXACTLY what an ingredient is do not eat it.
Here is an example of an ingredient list for Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa:
Sugar, corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa (processed with alkali), hydrogenated coconut oil, nonfat milk,, calcium carbonate, less than 2% of: salt, dipotassium phosphate, mono-and diglycerides, carrageenan, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, artificial flavor. contains: milk.
Every ingredient listed I do not know what they are even sugar & corn syrup. Refined sugar is a modified form of sugar meaning it is not natural. Corn syrup can be filled with GMO's which is not clearly noted. Literally this drink is toxic waste dump we often give our kids without any hesitation.
Eating consciously is not a diet it is self respect married to self love.
In order to free your mind you need to remove the autopilot of life to stop living a life based on consumer driven societal norms.
Freeing your mind happens when you wake up. Literally it is that simple.
Yet somehow we feel like it is hard & not sustainable. I believe in you & hope this inspires you to begin to live a life of BAM because you know each action you take should be about being the best version of YOU.
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