Every Month of 2014 has had a different systematic focus for me, fine-tuning wise.
You guys have watched as I figured my way through clean-eating, pescatarianism, vegetarianism, juicing and all kinds of other things that have led to a lot of gut-level emotional work coming up to be dealt with and righted. I’ve added things and taken things away-it’s been kind of wild over here.
May was all about honoring how integral exploring this world we live in is for me in a tangible way. Travel is a prime food for me whose reserves I’d let get utterly depleted to damn near ruinous levels that I wasn’t even aware of until I’d started counting the costs of all the other foods haplessly entering my ecosystem. & Once I realized how ravenous I truly was I just had to go. Somewhere.
I was on the road four of the five weeks of May, four days each week, coming back to nola just in time to work doubles across 2 of three days, plus classes. I haven’t written blogs touching on much of this trek-a sporadic few spilled out connected to more lighthearted aspects of it all, but the truth is I was doing this wholly for myself. not my audience. not even exactly for my kids, the books, although they surely benefitted because chapters started falling out of me as soon as I hit the road, and there’s nothing like a long road-trip to plow through a good book. It was work. I was pawing through archeological sites and museum collections, but it was also primarily sustenance from the road that could be gained no other way.
The first trek-which was Memphis BBQ ruled after a month of cutting out who knows what, I came back knowing it was pointless to go for broke on the road without bringing along what I’d learned about my body/ecosystem so far this year.In other words I got sick as a dog due to nothing but BBQ & truck stop food for four days & my body demanded I sit the fuck down and eat a salad to get my levels right… for a few days. It’s the first time that kind of event horizon had gone down…being too tired to hit the road once I’d begun gypsying…and I was NOT having it. I had to do right to keep doing what May was about.
I got some green juice in me & picked up some hemp powder, a lil wheat&barley grass green magma shaker http://www.greenfoods.com/store/p/63-Green-Magma-4-Sticks-Shaker-Cup.aspx , even got back on my satsang wagon in the mornings, opting to make it spliced more along the lines of spruce.
That recovery week at home led to me getting smarter for the road, deciding to be vegetarian for the brunt of the second trip AND packing the wheatgrass powdered green drink to splice with turmeric powder, miso soup and rice to tide me, & matcha powder & chai to mix so as to ride me through a Memphis writing retreat until meeting up with my kid sister & her husband in Nashville for donut burgers.
For the third trek-which was a reconnaissance trip back into South Beach, I actually fasted the entire way in. From 11pm Tuesday night until 930pm Wednesday when I arrived back at the beach, I was happily on nothing but Coconut water & basically lemonade, basically in prayer.& just as it often does when one is nudged down such paths, I was thanking God I did by the time I got there.
For the fourth trek-which I just returned from around 8pm last night[ Memphis, Dallas, Ft. Worth[which is actually over an hour away from Dallas],Memphis,back to NOLA]…I was a bit more laid back. I went in on apples, but I enjoyed good food across all three cities in the four days.
This morning’s Sprucey Satsang welcomed the addition of an oldie, but a goodie. I got into Green vibrance on my 1st real health kick in 2006, when I started large-scale drawing again for the first time since high school, really. Just gravitated towards it. It worked. Then. one more “I know it does me good”ie is coming back for the month of June too. Something that saved my life in Japan as God was hunting me hard to save my soul in 2001. Tossing it into a cleaner system should be entertaining to say the least because it purified my blood like a -& the box was all in Japanese so I didn’t even KNOW what had dropped into my lap. I just knew to take it.
Welland goodnyc.com’s healthiest year ever has been my sidekick this year.
June’s general directive is Superfoods every meal. All this together should handle that. We shall see.