Back in those early transformation days, more than a decade ago, there was a site called Gaia. It was a connecting site. The goal was to bring people together for the advancement of us all. Back then, I met Saidi from Kampala. We converse still via email. He started a Success in Education school in Africa, married, and has a young son now. Leaps and bounds.
Also Rich entered my world, a best friend (at a great distance) whom I could not have lived without, quite literally. We were doing the transformational journey at the same time. It is wonderful to have Divinely placed mentors.
Kwami led a book group on Gaia. Was it When Fear Falls Away? I can’t remember. But that definitely brought a lot of us onto the old form of the website. When the creators could no longer support the worldwide site financially or in its expansion, it folded. A sad day.
But Gaia did return, as a Netflix style video site. It has classes and movies for the transformational journey. It lets people explore interests that are bubbling to the surface, or find out about quirky anomalies that are often ignored by the mainstream.
Not quirky at all, I watched a movie about juicing.
My intestines, apparently, had their linings stripped during the last chemo cycle. Not pretty. So now on Cycle 5, Day 4, this is a different ball game. I came in more proactive. I have watched the foods and timings closely. I am eating bland and bland and bland food, chicken soup, applesauce, saltines, hot cereal. Dr. Wilfong’s guidance rang “No milk, low fat.” I was already on top of it.
My plan was to ride the hard days with the bland stuff, and then intensify the healthy stuff on the opposite weeks. That means smoothies. I don’t see the point of juicing when one can Ninja the whole food, and experience the fiber. Well, I do see the point of juicing, because it’s about getting the pure nutrients of 10 times what one could ever fully consume. It’s just not my thing. Cleaning the Ninja is annoying enough. Juicers are exceptionally painful in the cleaning realm.
But the movie was uplifting. People with chronic, debilitating diseases moved to great success in one month. They dropped their medications. They changed their outlooks. They came back to life. It was truly inspiring.
I jump in and out of the smoothie world. It’s time to jump back in. Green smoothies. Fruit smoothies. Maybe I will venture in to some new vegetable combinations this time around. It is an adventure!
Our bodies are crying for food that is real. If it comes processed, it isn’t real. If we feel “like crap”, food and water are the basic elements of the body battleground. It is the place to start. The first place. Before the doctors and the pills and the chemo. Add the professionals when you need them, but start with the basic building blocks of the body.