Diet: (noun)

A way of living, or thinking, a day's journey.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Compassion and Cutt'n out the Bread!!

This week's Chakra is the HEART CHAKRA (Compassion). This chakra is the center of love and influences the development of our compassion for ourselves and others. Self-love is the most important love of all. Practice breathing exercises and wear the color GREEN to stimulate this chakra.
Affirmation: I love myself unconditionally!

Lately I have been feeling so humbled. I've been growing as an individual, as a mother, as a wife, as a friend and spiritually. The past few weeks in particular. I'm so thankful for my family. I'm sooo thankful for my loving husband and 2 girls. I don't know what or why, but I'm sitting here writing this post and my eyes are full of tears. It wouldn't surprise me if I broke down in a full out sob-fest!! My heart is so full. I went to the spa with a good friend yesterday that I've known for a few years. She has a little boy pretty close to the same age as one of my little girls. Her family mean so much to me. My husband and my friend's boyfriend (they're not married) lived together right after high school. When I first started dating my husband, I remember going over to his apartment and hanging out with him and his roommate (now my girlfriend's boyfriend of 5 years).
Anyway, she told me yesterday that the two of them are splitting. That they don't love eachother anymore and they need to be apart. I couldn't understand it. I couldn't understand why. It broke my heart to hear this. I spent the whole day with her. Being a good friend, listening and telling her that it will all be OK.
I look at her and I look at her little boy and it brings a puddle of tears to my eyes because I just want them to be sooo happy. I want to see them laughing. We laughed because I was crying and having a harder time with the breakup then she was!! Ha ha ha...
When I got home from the spa and my girls ran to greet me at the door with hugs and kisses, along side my wonderful husband, I just started crying. Being so thankful for the love and appreciation we all share for eachother.
In no way am I saying I have it "better" then my friend or that my husband loves me more or anything like that. I'm just super thankful for the life I have and the family I have to share it with. It truly breaks my heart to see our close friends split and will now be switching off weekends with their son.

SO!!!!! This is why this chakra is so meaningful to me and couldn't have come at a better time. I want to show and share my compassion with all my friends and family. Let them know that I am here for THEM.
Along with that, showing myself the love I deserve from myself. Which brings me to the next peice of this post...

I have been doing really good with eating as much RAW as I can. I really can't consider myself High RAW though... I eat it when I can and when I do have a cooked meal, It's usually some kind of extreme carb (spaghetti, burrito with a flour tortilla, vegan pizza...) ha ha ha... not bad food, but this, I believe is my downfall. Because I tend to eat more than I should ;)
So for now, I would like to focus on eating as much RAW as I can, Vegan (of course) and NO BREADS!!!! NO REFINED CARBS!!!
I'm getting myself in trouble with the breads and pasta so I feel I just need to cut it out.

I want that 6-PACK this summer!!! he he he... I truly do!!! Gotta Sacrifice ;))

Well... thanks for letting me sob a little bit... he he he... not meaning to, but like I said, my heart is full :)

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Kristen's Raw said...

Look at you with your growing number of followers!!! You go girl!!!

Love the heart chakra... green is my favorite color (sometimes orange too!). You have the biggest heart of all so I know your chakra glows bright and green all the time.

Yay for Raw! Keep up the awesome work :)

Malynda Twitchell said...

Thanks Kristen!!!
I would imagine your favorite color to be GREEN... you're the absolute sweetest person. So full of LOVE and Compassion to everyone and everyTHING around you :))
You're a GREAT person!!!
So you put the Greeen and the Orange together... and YEP!! you get Kristen!!! ha ha ha ha ;))))

I love you!!!