I’m a true believer that all things happen in clusters….good, bad, and indifferent, it’s how we respond that determines the outcome. As I mentioned in my last post the full moon was having a direct effect on me, I think I’m finally moving through the effects it presented……the past few weeks have been very exciting for me personally and professionally, but not without decisions needing to be made. I tend to dream big aim high and keep pressing forward long after others have thrown in the towel, in my younger years I would make life altering decisions without giving them a second thought, but life, maturity and growth have taught me that’s not the way to go about things, so now I take my time.
Opportunities are just that, a moment to seize what has been presented to you….lately opportunities have been blessings to me, and although these blessings are manifestations of my dreams, they still required my awareness. Saturday I attended an advance yoga teacher workshop led by my teacher who certified me back in early 2000’s. Her workshop was exactly what I needed, after that I unplugged from media for a few days and got down to the heart of matters in my life. I’m a loner…..I don’t say that with pride or regret, I say it because it’s who I am, which at times makes decision making a huge mental ordeal. Over the weekend I made several decisions that will definitely affect my life path, two of the decisions I really wanted feedback on, so after they were made I reached out to a couple of my loves at different times this week. I began each conversation with, “I don’t want your opinion, I just want to talk, you listen and then we talk”….because they know me well they understood. Each expressed they would have not taken the steps I’d taken, but they could see and respect why I did. In those moments I was happy that I checked out and sat still with myself…..my heart, mind, spirit, allowing my physical body to rest, tapping into my heart’s desire…….I have no idea what the outcome of my decisions will be, but I do know whatever the outcome, I made decisions based from self-awareness and my heart’s desire…..SOooooo Que Sera, Sera……
I’m a foodie, and I really enjoy cooking, especially when there’s a lot of mental activity going on, so one of my shut it down regimens is to cook!! A good homemade curry has been my latest kitchen quest, and I finally nailed it!! I’ve made yellow curry, green curry, and panang curry, all were, meh….but I nailed my red curry on Sunday!!! With all the other curries I followed a recipe, not this time, this time, I went out for red curry dinner, savored the flavors, waited a week and decided to give it a blind try…cooking lead by my heart. Curry is a delicious healthy vegan, vegetarian and meat eater dish, depending on how it prepared…I load mine with lemongrass, turmeric, garlic, peppers and other health friendly ingredients, I’m sharing this recipe as blind as I made it…ha, ha. Enjoy!
Yogatones Blind Red Curry
(This made 4 servings)
1 tbs. coconut oil
Brown sugar or Palm sugar
1 can coconut milk
2 teaspoons red Thai curry paste
½ cup water
Vegetables (I used fresh string beans)
Kaffir lime (fresh or leaves)
Heat lemongrass in coconut oil until it becomes fragrant (do not sauté), next add Lemon grass, ginger, turmeric, garlic, hot peppers, shallots, brown sugar or palm sugar, fish sauce, cook until spices are tender, then add the remaining ingredients except kaffir, simmer for 15-20 minutes place in bowl, add kaffir and ENJOY!!
**not if you’re adding fish or chicken add after coconut milk**
Also, Tune in this Saturday to AM1680 Q4 Radio/Revolution and Beer, Yogatones will be doing a short health and wellness segment Live stream at www.ue4.org
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