How to Love Your Different Parts

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Your Different Parts

So, the other day we were listening to Bruce Lipton's talk at the Wish Summit and he told a great story about how we have these different parts to us- our conscious and our unconscious minds.  Our conscious mind is here, and aware of what is going on in the present moment.  And our unconscious mind can be running all sorts of old patterns, without us even realizing what is going on.

 

He gave this great example of relationships:  When we are in the honey moon phase of a relationship we are so joyous, free, and absolutely in love with life.  We only see beauty and can hardly believe that we have the pleasure of enjoying such heaven on earth.

 

But then, the honey moon phase disipates and we see other aspects of a our partner arising- and we can get really annoyed by that, frustrated, argue, and all of a sudden the "real" world comes back in.  And we feel like we can't live in that blissful state all the time.

 

What happens is that people have different parts- and when the unconscious part of us starts to show up- that's when we see people do weird things- when they start to act differently than who we thought there were during the honey moon phase.  (And, we do it too!!)  Old patterns, fears, and learned behaviour shows up and all of a sudden we are no longer operating from the conscious mind.  But instead, the unconscious mind starts to appear.  As Bruce said, it's like having 4 different people in a relationship, instead of the 2 original ones.

 

So, how can we love all of our parts instead of judging them?

Well, food is just one way of bringing in the love.

 

1. Notice when you are present and counscious.  You will notice that it is in these moments that you feel alive and thrilled and happy and you aren't really thinking about anything else.  What foods do you want to eat in these moments?  It is different for everyone.  It could be some fresh lemon water, or a refreshing smoothie, or an uplifting salad, or some yummy dark chocolate.  You'll know, because it will just feel good to eat.

 

2. Notice when you are frustrated, irritated, impatient, stressed...etc...all of these things that come up when old patterns and behaviours come up from the unconscious mind.  What foods do you want to eat in these moments?  Again, it is different for everyone.  Do you want something comforting, soothing and relaxing?   Do you want protein to feel more grounded and calm?  Do you want fresh fruit to pick up your energy?

Recipe for Today: Moroccan Lentil Salad

Well, we think this recipe is just divine.  It's great for uplifiting and invigorating you, while also providing some grounding, building (easily digestible) protein.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups French lentils (cooked) 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup red peppers, chopped 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped, or baby spinach 1/4 cup green onions, chopped finely

 

Sauce: 2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp cardamom 1 lemon, juiced 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 4 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp honey 1 small clove garlic, minced

 

Directions: 1. Cook the lentils (they take about 15-20 minutes) 2. Chop the carrots and red peppers.  Chop the herbs and green onions. 3. Mix together the dressing ingredients. 4. Toss everything together and yum time!