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A Year of Magical Eating

A Year of Magical Eating ~ The Rules

June 7, 2017
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First we eat, then we do everything else. ~ M.F.K. Fisher

No matter what else I have to do, I keep coming back to thinking about A Year of Magical Eating. It feels so True for me; so straight-from-Source that I want to do it right now.

So despite saying that I wasn’t going to follow any rules, I think I need to set myself some rules, and if this is an experiment, I’d also like to create myself a working hypothesis so that you and I and we and the Universe all know what all of this is about.

The Rules:

  1. This is not and will not become about food porn. It is so easy to get sucked in to what other people are showing on their beautifully styled counters, but that is not what this is. This is about me finding the Magic in food, and so that needs to be deeper than ogling and liking and fondling and curating.
  2. No diets or programs or isms of any kind. Even if the spirit of Julia Child herself comes and presents me with the latest and greatest and best diet in the history of the planet; even if they suddenly decide that The Chocolate-Dipped Mesolithic Diet is the way to go, I’m out. For a year. NO. PLANS.
  3. I will stay gluten free because a doctor told me to.
  4. Magic is the word I use for the moment of connection between me and the Mystery/ Source/ the Divine/ choose the word that makes you happy, so this is all about me playing with connecting to the energy and the life force and the relationship and the biology-driven purpose behind eating, and what that means to me.
  5. Science is the prerequisite for this course. As Magic is the focus, for balance I will also be looking at some Science. (And I will not comment on this stage about how close those two things really are, but I will warn you of author bias in this area.)
  6. I am open to the magic of where this takes me. 

And once again, the beginning, the basic premise and the working hypothesis for this year is:

“…realise that you are eating consciousness in a fruit costume.” ~ Dr. Barbara De Angelis.


i found magic

Finding Magic

July 27, 2016

This morning I woke up surly and out-of-sorts, so I went outside to find me some magic. In fact, I asked for it. And (of course) it came. A hummingbird with a beak longer than its body flew up and had a good look at me before having a drink. I laughed, said thank you, and in that moment, my feelings shifted to wonder and gratitude.

A little sad that I had been too slow to catch a picture of the hummingbird, I stopped to take a picture of a beautiful flower. It was only after I took the picture that I saw the spirit of the bird right there in front of me.

Magic: a shift into connection and wonder and gratitude.

It seems a very little thing, but I know now that very little things, added together, are what actually make the biggest difference.

And I got a nudge – no – I got a huge push to share it with you. So right now, imagine me winking at you and smiling, beckoning you with my index finger and whispering, “Come and play with me?”

And our treehouse clubhouse can be social media until we find a way to do this in person ~

How can you participate?

  1. When you find something that gives you that moment of connection between you and the Mystery – that gasp of delight that brings you right out of fumbling stumbling disconnection and into the present moment (because truly that is where the magic happens): share it. Use #ifoundmagic and tag me if you like, because I would love to share that magic with you!
  2. If you haven’t already, please sign up for my newsletter. Many newsletters bore me – even my own! So from now on every single one is going to be full of magic. I’m on a mission to find it and to share it with you. It’ll be full of book recommendations, journal and Instagram prompts, quotes, pictures, links, recipes, any and everything that connects me – and hopefully you – to the most divine aspects of ourselves.

That’s it. No charge. No fee. No agenda. Just a widening community of people joining together to find, spread, and share Magic.

Why? Because I believe that a group of people finding, sharing and spreading magic will create miracles.

I really hope that you will join me.