How To Be a Self Directed Thinker

Master Key Master Mind Experience

Don Miguel Ruiz said it beautifully in The Four Agreement – Don’t Assume Anything.

My dad said it well too – To Assume makes an ASS out of U and Me.

Any way you look at it, most of our made up world is assumption. But it’s only natural! Why?

Because, there are vortexes, vacuums of energy everywhere. And if you weren’t taught how to turn the vacuum off or regulate the openings, you and I, my friend will be ASSuming our worlds and it will feel like it’s got the velocity of a fire hose and your world will look like a SH&* storm (just picture THAT! GROSS!) overwhelm, smelly, distasteful,  some days boring, unfulfilled, and some other days like you are a live wire ready to electrocute any other ASSuming soul around you. I get it!

For me, this week it’s been at a pretty intense velocity but I consciously made a choice and set my intentions on this path long, long ago. And I recommitted to this path back in September of 2017 when I started the Master Key Master Mind Alliance – experience. And I bloody well recommit again TODAY!

For to be a self directed thinker is what I am after.

You too?

Awesome!

Here are my take aways this week.

MUST DO:

Daily and multiple times a day even if it’s 5 minutes on super busy days or 30 when you have more time. MUST SIT – silent, and BE. yup just BE. Forgot how? I know! Well, you’ll remember soon enough. So, just BE!!  Check!

MUST CLEAR:

Daily and multiple times a day….

CLEAR!!

Clearing is essential. Why? Because we are getting so much energy in terms of thoughts, emotions, words, pictures, images, concepts, energy, electrical frequencies, toxins, bla bla bla and on and on… ad nauseum… that if we don’t clear –  there is going to get some pretty clogged up guck and you are not going to have ANY room for your own thought.

Tools on clearing are to be had all over. I have my own Diamonds I’ve cultivated over the years and talk about them here on the blog and teach them to everyone who wants to learn and share them as well in my book Peace Doesn’t Come In a Pill: The P.I.L.O.T. Your Way Method to Happiness and Success….Plug for you and the google bots…and of course plenty of tools on the pretty darn awesome Master Key experience! Yay for that!

Right in this moment, if you keep the above two in balance and your BASICS are attended to – sleep, pure water, optimal movement and nutrition, air/sunshine, nourishment (love, connection, food) shelter from elements…you get the idea –  things work out just fine and you’ll be on your way to being the awesome self directed thinker that you are – in REAL life.

If you haven’t started the 7 day mental diet challenge – do it now. We are just a few weeks away from rockin’ another 6 month master mind and scholarship opens on my birthday 9-6!

 

 

 

 

A Healthy Delicious Gluten Free Cheese Cake with Options

You’ll Love Feeding The Kids (and yourself) This Easy Cheesecake, it's so good!

When my lovely sister-in-law Sveta became an American citizen a few years back, I made her a cheese cake with berries in the shape of the US Flag.

I’ve always loved cheese cake but after being diagnosed with Celiac disease 15 years ago, I could never eat it – knowing it was made with wheat and loaded with gluten.

I’ve since created my own variation and it’s not only delicious it’s healthy (well healthier than a typical bowl of cereal for breakfast).

My oldest son Ryder has voted this cheesecake become a regular tradition on holidays like “4th of July”.

The boys helped and Dax added the little Flag he hand made.

I make the crust first – it’s usually a “whatever I have on hand type of thing” this time it was:

Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Coconut Butter – blended it together in the food processor until the right consistency to place down in the bottom of the pan to make a crust. I did not bake this first, I then just added the liquid and baked..

You can also buy GF graham crackers and substitute those for the regular recipe but I feel they just have too much sugar and stuff I don’t want to eat or feed my kiddos.

Here is another “recipe” I have also used this as the “crust”  when I had a lot more time to actually make my own “cookie crust”:
organic brown rice flour (about 2 cups)
a pinch of baking soda
honey (a little over 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup of coconut oil
cinnamon essential oil (can use ground cinnamon I’m just out right now)
vanilla extract
(I blended all this together but found it lacking so I add:
a hand full of mulberries, pumpkin seeds, the left over almond butter (about 1/3 cup and some dates)
I then added some water to make less dense, I blended it in the vitamix until it was like yogurt.
I spread this on a coconut oil greased cookie sheet and made one giant cookie.
I over baked it so I could make the “cookie crumbs”. Once it was fully baked and cooled slightly, I blended it in my food processor with some kerry gold butter (from grass fed spring cow milk – higher in D and K2 – essentials fatty acids for good brain and bone health).

Then I packed this into a 9 X 12 pan and baked it for about 10 minutes at 350.

While this was baking I made the cake part (you can even make this without a crust, I’ve done it lots)

3 packages of organic cream cheese
1 16 oz package of organic sour cream (I use nancy’s with live cultures)
Maple syrup Grade B or C -(but now they call it A) if you can get it (much higher in minerals)
4 Free Range Organic Eggs (we use duck as I’m allergic to chicken)
Vanilla extract (I make my own with ground raw vanilla beans)
Lemon essential oil about 5 drops (optional)

Blend this together (I plop it all in my Vitamix and whirl away for a about 45 seconds to a minute – do the finger taste test – yum or add what you think might be needed.

Pour this in the pan and bake for about an hour to an hour and half- I bake mine at 350 and for roughly an hour – then I turn the oven off and let it “bake” for a bit longer. The outside should be firm and can be slightly golden while the middle will look a little jelly like. That’s good.

Add  berries to the top – or chocolate or not.

Everyone had to have a bite before I could freeze it. It’s delicious warm but it’s heaven lightly frozen as a good cheese cake should be.

Developing Good Sleep Habits

Monday Morning Mentoring

 

This week we are focused on sleep.

For some reason this is tough for many. I know in the Pacific NW where our days are very long (sunset was just after 9) here in the summer, it’s easy to want to keep going. Remember, the sleep you get before . midnight is like double the sleep you get after midnight. I personally am in bed by 9, but if you can shoot for lights out at 10, that’s a great habit!

Add in the digital world with 24/7 access and there is no end to the distractions for getting the sleep you need. But that blue light is proven to be hazardous to your sleep habits as is the stress on your body and mind from being in front of a screen with a bombardment of non essential data being poured into you and your subconscious.

That’s why we implemented a digital sunset in our family. All digital devices are shut down by 8 during the work week and 5 on Friday and Saturday night so we have more time for personal connection.

But that’s just one part of the sleep issue. Last week I was asked a couple of times “what is the best way for me to sleep” i.e, on my side, back, stomach, etc.  I get this question a lot, and I have a lot to say on it! And I’ll answer that fully with a video and put that on Tuesday’s TIP of day.

However, right now, let’s just start with getting you in to the bed at a decent hour, without all the distractions (books, smart phone, other screens). In fact, I’d like to challenge you to take ALL digital/electronic devices out of your bedroom. If you use your phone as an alarm clock, I would change that to a non electronic device. (See my article on EMFs and It’s Stress On the Body, especially in the bedroom)

Create a ritual around sleep that enhances your bodies natural ability to restore, recover and rejuvenate.

Take a look at the space? Is there excess clutter? Is there a lot going on in the room, or is it a place of joy and pleasant relaxation, a healing sanctuary?

This week, let’s focus on implementing at least 1 action that moves you toward better sleep.

You can also see my articles on Dealing with Insomnia – the Causes and some Holistic Solutions that Work, Melatonin – the Vital B Vitamin That We Are Now Missing in Today’s World etc.