In ancient times, when one wanted a clue on how to solve a difficult question they’d seek Apollo’s wisdom through the oracle of Dephi: Pythia. It is said that she went into a trance and uttered (sometimes incoherent) messages channeled directly from the God of healing himself.
Fast forward a few millennia.
I've always been an achiever with a strong streak for earthly comforts, and for the longest time, I treated these needs as something that had to be managed --- not celebrated. While my stomach lusted for full plates of saucy comfort, my heart dreamt of recognition, influence, and lots of money. Which is funny; because I often found myself unrecognized, and missing the ease I so craved.
But there was always this one thing that I could rely on — on any given day—- that made me feel like its all going to be okay:
And like any good Taurus sun, Leo moon gal who is depriving herself of the luxury of her desires; I decided it was time to end the charades and put the spotlight on the real star of my intuition. My taste buds.
Because power is acknowledging the importance of feeling pleasure, even when "nothing is working out."
Unsung parmesan sprinkled towers of love, I now see the error of my ways.
They say that you should write what you know, and this is what i know: Drive comes from real hunger. Sometimes that hunger can be blinding, leading to an endless grind that leaves us burned out. That’s the thing with passion, it can be deadly, if not well digested. Either you direct its merciless appetite or you're toast.
And a culture that tells us that we need to "cheat" in order to feel pleasure is short circuiting our inner knowing and outer possibilities.
I invite you to join me as I take a big forkful out of my home city to create custom style meditations from each of my meals. (zen meets flour)
These will be profound inner dialogues; connecting to the feel of the present moment through the lens of inspiration. Not guilt or goals.
I hereby declare this spiritual experiment enacted!
Because life is richer when you know how to taste it.
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The first meal will be sent out on the new moon of Nov 7th.
(theme: The symbolism of Lobster Spaghetti)