Friday, April 15, 2016

Feel Good Fast Day 2-4 Nourishing Food and Barefooting


The Great Mother Earth feeds us, waters us, houses us, clothes us, gives us wisdom and nourishes our heart and soul. I try to spend as much time as I can outside in my barefeet to stay connected to her as much as possible.

Everything that goes into my mouth, nourishes my body and has a direct impact on the environment body too. I believe that some of my nourishment  comes from walking and running barefoot in the forest. The earth grounds me, the minerals in the mud feed me and the water or snow (as you see in this pic) hydrates me. After I've been in the forest for about an hour, I am filled with joy and on a natural high for about 24 hours. My appetite diminishes naturally. It's magic!

One of the things I love about this is how Moira suggests we make a bit extra so there are leftovers the next day. That's the way my Mum taught me to cook and it's efficient, wastes less energy and it's handy to have food ready made. One of the struggles I have with doing this kind of a program, is committing the time to preparing food. Again, it comes back to my mindful practice. I am mindful when I am preparing food, cooking it and eating it.

I've been vegetarian for about 6 years, though I have occaisionally eaten meat and fish...especially when I am walking the Camino in Spain. During this 21 Day Feel Good Fast, I am changing my habits and it feels really GOOD! Before every meal I stop to offer gratitude by saying grace and blessing my food.

On Saturday I'm going to the Farmer's Market in Orillia to buy from my favourite organic farm,  McBrides in Oro-Medonte.

I had to buy bagged carrots since I couldn't get them at a market but I plan to change that when I get to the market.



I made my own Spring Onion and Leek soup which was delicious. I used the leftovers the next day and it was even better. 

Also the 5 Minute Curry was perfect with a little zuccini and tomato. I bought Malaysian Curry since I'd never tried it before but it had a nice bite to it.



After playing in the mud and snow in the forest, the day ended with a stunning sunset over the lake. I ate dinner by the water and spent some time meditating too. Each day I go outside and put my feet on the ground and sometimes in the freezing cold water. It discharges all the static electricity from my cell and laptop and makes me feel connected to the universe as one. Try it. Even if it is cold or hot. Think of it as being mindful about a sensation. It's not good or bad, it just is!

Feel Good/GREAT again Moira! Thank you! Only one more month until I leave with my group to walk 225kms on the Camino in Spain. 

Be sure to check out the Feel Good Fast

on this site: Where is my Guru?



21 Day Feel Good Fast plan starts May 1, 2016. 
Moira will be helping you along the way every day.

Love and light,
Sue Kenney
Author of Canadian best-selling book My Camino and designer of Barebottom Shoes, the first ever truly soleless shoe for barefooting, yoga and dance.


2 comments:

  1. Peace and Good, Sue!
    I am anxious to embrace and kiss your pretty feet!
    Thousands of blessings and kisses to you!
    Alberto

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