Until it doesn’t.
That’s what happened to me…again.
I have been on this raw journey for the last 13 years and during that time, I have been 100% raw for 1-2 years…three times!
This last time…I thought I had it. I thought this was the time that it would stick! After all, I had this great website, I was coaching people, I have a fabulous radio talk show.
I had this.
And then it happened. It happened like it had happened every other time.
I was starving.
I was hungry all the time and no matter how many bowls of salad and fruit and smoothies I ate…I was never satiated.
What happened? What did I do wrong? I was a great cook (un-cook?!?), I new the science behind it, I had a great community of amazing like-minded people surrounding me, I spoke to leaders in the industry on my show…what happened?
I listened to everyone else but me.
All the greats talked about how being !00% raw was the way to go and how amazing they were doing following this lifestyle for themselves. And that’s the part that I missed. Did you catch that? They talked about how amazing it was…for them.
I completely stopped listening to myself and instead I listened to everyone else and I was, in essence, walking away from me. And I was failing. It just took me awhile to notice.
How did that happen? I talked about listening to your body and honouring yourself everyday? I was so convinced that 100% raw was the way to go that I did the exact opposite and listened to others instead of trusting my own beautiful inner wisdom.
So there I was, feeling like a total fraud. I didn’t know what to do. I started fantasizing about potatoes…um…yeah…
Maybe I could just have one and then it would be fine and I could go back to being authentically raw. Except that I couldn’t and I knew it.
Maybe I could lie and just tell everyone that I was still raw even though I was eating potatoes. But I couldn’t do that either…you know…that karma thing…
Maybe I could eat a potato and be totally honest with everyone. Hmmm…
So that is what I did. And it was magical! That golden flesh, organic potato was the best tasting potato in the history of potatoes and I treasured every morsel! But that is not the whole magical story! I was honest and I found a whole group of beautiful, amazing people who were in exactly the same place as I was!
They were so grateful and I was so grateful. Grateful for all these lovely people and grateful for the potato. But most of all I was grateful for having the courage to be honest with myself and honest with you and finally getting to a place where I was truly honouring myself and what I needed.
I created this course when I was 100% raw which is ironic because I proceeded to get so busy that I didn’t follow my own advice.
But now I am and I am thrilled that my course is exactly what I needed to get back to loving myself and honouring myself exactly where I am.
And where is that? I am not 100% raw…but I still eat a lot of raw…but I am a potato eater too. I love myself. I am proud of myself.
So don’t listen to me…listen to you.
My course is chock-full of loving yourself goodness, recipes and reminders to get back to yourself and exactly how to do that.
Have a beautiful day friends and be authentically you!