“She saw all things
with her lash of wolf,
all things true,
and all things false,
all things turning against life
and all things turning toward life,
all things seen only
through the eyes of that
which weights the heart with heart,
and not with mind alone.
but the most important question
in order to see into and behind,
to weigh the value of all that lives,
Where is the soul?
Where is the soul?”
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes
🌻lemon or lime juice
🌻apple cider vinegar
🌻olive oil (optional)
🌻flax seed powder (optional)
✨Soak dried chickpeas in water overnight (about 12 hours in the fridge).
✨In a food processor, add soaked and rinsed chickpeas and all the other ingredients. Add a bit of water if needed to help with consistency and blending.
✨Process the ingredients until the consistency is fine but not puree-like.
✨Shape the mixture into small balls using your hands or two spoons.
✨Dehydrate the falafel at 113°C for about 7 hours or until the crust is crispy but the falafel is still moist inside.
✨Enjoy falafel on their own, with your favorite salad, or in a green leaf wrap. Excellent sauces that go well with falafel are tahini (or a spicy version with green chili pepper and ginger), cashew cucumber dill sauce or even guacamole! 😘⚡🙌💫
The current but slowly changing system of the world is based on scarcity, a perspective of lack that encourages, values, and rewards competition. Is there really a lack of resources so that only the ones who scrupulously compete to win get to live a good life? Have you ever met a happy and kind person who was out there creating chaos just to have more money and possessions?
There is nothing wrong with having or desiring abundance but it is the way in which we think about abundance that matters. It is not that we want status or mountains of clothes but it is the love and security that we think these things would lead to. It is precisely the environments which lack kindness, love, laughter, expression, safety, intimacy, and understanding that create a perceived material lack. In a reverse situation, even a shortage of food would not be perceived as such a drastic threat to survival since the true needs of humans are being met.
Whenever I have thoughts of having to “compete” for something, be it a job or someone’s attention, or to do more so I can get more, I immediately stop myself and question my motivations. The truth is that we can’t have anything that we aren’t in resonance with, that we don’t already have. If we have to at all compromise who we are, this situation is not for us. Each of us is unique and can contribute very special things to this world – the more energy we put into knowing who we are and developing our gifts, the less we will have the urge to compete. The bonus is that opportunities and abundance will come to us as we continue to focus on doing our thing – we won’t need to chase after anything. There will be a feeling of abundance and flow.
A tree whose fruit is not enjoyed, weeps under the weight of its own gifts.
We are meant to share our gifts and talents with the world and to connect with others in this way. Express yourself and share your gifts with others – someone out there is bound to appreciate them! 😉😄😊🙌💕💕💕
A little cartoon I made last year! 🌸😊🌈💓✨💚🎶🌹🍄
Whenever we put ourselves out there, be it by opening a new business, performing our music, posting a selfie, showing our artwork, telling our life story to others, or being vulnerable in a romantic relationship, we take big risks because we open ourselves up to the unknown, to something that may not always feel good or safe.
But, these risks are necessary in our expansion as human beings and co-creators with the universe. Not only do we open ourselves up to bliss but also to precious learning experiences that only make that bliss even more possible and more intense.
The trick is not to get consumed by the darker aspects of the contrast we can experience when we are open. Why give away our power to someone (most likely a small minority anyway) that judges and doesn’t appreciate what we have to offer? Compassion towards those who judge is crucial because, as we do sometimes, they are acting from their past wounds and this has nothing to do with the person that is their target.
By doing what we love and expressing fully who we are (this may change over time as we get to know ourselves better), we are living in our highest potential. That is all that matters! The more we hold this positive feeling and we focus on how good we feel, we will not be distracted from our path. No one has power over us, we are our own masters. Even if we were imprisoned or hurt, no one has power over our thoughts and happiness. We can chose to be happy in the harshest circumstances.
There is no need to “work hard” to please others or to be dependent on how they feel about us. If we go with the flow of our authenticity and joy, we will attract others who resonate with us and find value in what we have to offer. The love energy will flow freely, unconditionally, and without demands. Decide to create a beautiful life for yourself today! Nothing can stop you! 💜🌸🙏🌸💜