This is work that I have been wanting to share for a long time, how I create balance in my life by living with Chakra balancing as a daily lifestyle practice. I have been shy about sharing my sacred practices with people due to fear of judgement. Yet, every time I do, the practice seems to help one person. So, with your support, I will be sharing more often. ( If something that I share resonates with you, will you let me know? I will need the support to keep sharing!)
In my book' Building Blocks of Recovery" , I break down my Chakra practice and one of those important ingredients ( no pun intended) is what I put into my body. Not in a diet way, more like an intentional sacred way.
I have been learning more about sacred and intentional eating and am getting braver to share it with you!
Here is a veggie stew recipe that I made up to help me work on my Sacral Chakra ( it's all about the orange color! :) )
Butternut Squash Stew
2 containers of 32 ounce Vegetable stock
one bay leaf
1 orange Peeled and sectioned
1 Medium red onion
Diced sweet potatoes
salt to taste
Place these ingredients in a crockpot on high and let the onion cook. There is no time limit on this, I just let it cook until the squash came out of the oven!
Preheat oven to 425
1 Medium to large Butternut squash
2 small Honeynut squash
Peel and cut into small chunks, place on a lined baking sheet, sprinkle with olive oil and salt, mix and sprinkle with the olive oil again. Allow the squash to roast for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes , turn the oven down to 300 and bake for one hour. Take the pan out of the oven, squash should be easily able to be mashed. Sprinkle 1/2 to 3/4 cup of honey and balsamic vinegar ( to your taste) on the squash while it is hot, stir and mix thoroughly. Place the squash in the crock pot and allow to cook for at least 2 more hours.
When everything is tender, either use a potato masher or a stick blender and blend to smooth.
Place into bowl with fresh , grated ginger on top and a little sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese. Place your favorite cracker or toast along side and enjoy!
After spending decades of research with somatic expression, emotional and mental health , recovery, I realized it is time for me to begin to put it all together, in one place.