|Blueberry, Coconut smoothie|
My shift to living foods has indirectly affected everything in my life in such a positive way. I was happy prior to my shift, but now, I am unstoppable. I manifest my dreams and create new ideas everyday. I have followed through with things that have been sitting on the back-burner for years now. I am like "Dayna-ultra" now. It is truly incredible. I feel that because of the way I feel, both physically and emotionally, that this is the most natural, healthy and organic way for me to live. I know there are always exceptions, but for the average person, they will thrive with raw foods.
My children have made such incredible changes in their food choices since my husband and I became raw. They have complete and total freedom of what to eat and bring into our home. They have been on their own path with food since our choices have changed. Tiff, my 10 year old daughter, has become vegan. The other kids are pretty much vegetarian. All labels aside, we have just immersed ourselves in this new world and the way that they feel from doing so has inspired them in such positive ways. The partnership that we live together has been enhanced because of the inspiration and follow-through being kicked up a notch.
Tiff started her own business, Devin is building and creating more and Ivy and Orion are loving my new passion as a way for us to connect in the kitchen. Ivy *loves* raw foods and tries everything I make. Orion and Devin still love their breads and cheeses, and I am supportive of their choices, but now, I am more in tune with organic and wholesome sources of these items, so my shift has affected them too. Going raw has trickled down to everyone in my family in new ways and I want to sing it from the mountain tops!
The kicker is... it all started with me. I don't think we realize sometimes as mothers, what a powerful influence we have in our family. I know for years I kind of "blamed" Joe for us not eating healthier, claiming he wasn't supportive of making a change. The truth is, I just wasn't educated about it, or ready. Once I began reading more and more about raw foods, the more inspired I became to try it for a while. Once I felt the difference, I knew that this was something bigger than I ever knew. It was about much more than food. It was a powerful level of awareness and connection to the earth and myself that I had never experienced before. When I became passionately inspired, my family did too. Joe was instantly on board as soon as I was clear about our new direction.
I know that I am the guiding energy of our home. My choices and attitude about life leads everyone in various ways. It is such an important responsibility to accept and understand. You never have to force or coerce your family to eat what your eating. You just have to be grounded in the realization that living foods are more than just "good for you," they are an extension of you. Period. They contribute to your well-being and happiness in ways you can't even imagine! Food creates your life, in a sense and my new-found love for what I am eating is infused with love as I take it into my body. Every cell feels this love and in turn, I am brought to higher levels of consciousness and awareness.
My family has benefited from my shifting to a living foods lifestyle on so many levels. I am profoundly grateful for coming to this life when I did. I never would have guessed that this would be me, but it is and I love myself in a way that I never have before. My passions in life have expanded, yet they are all connected. I love helping others on their own personal journey in life walking the road less traveled . I have begun a weekly teleseries about the radical life choices that I have made and how others can come to higher levels of joy in birth, parenting, eating and loving. Check out my series, "Rock Your Life! to learn more.
Thanks for reading and Rawk On!!