Sunday, March 23, 2008

Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte

Jerry kitty is so content simply sitting in a box :)

You cannot transform anyone, not even yourself. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. - Eckart Tolle

Have you seen "Stroke of Insight" yet? I think this is such a beautiful testimonial of life! Here's a short description, although it is about so much more than our brains...

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

Click here to check it out!! What did you think?

I made raw burgers and raw ketchup this week from Living Cuisine, by Renee Underkoffler. I made the Lower East side Patties recipe and they were Yum! The base was broccoli, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. The leftover patties kept well in the fridge and were a yummy protein snack in the afternoon. Do you have her book? Amazing! Try the Chocolate Mousse Pie with Vanilla Cream Frosting! Even my conventional eating friends say it is the best dessert they have ever had!

Living Cuisine, by Renee Underkoffler

It is an absolutely gorgeous morning here today! It is cold because the sky was clear last night, but it's so nice to see the blue skies! I chanted my way to the mailbox early this morning with our dogs (our driveway is 1/4 mile long and shared with 5 other neighbors!) Tomorrow is my 33rd birthday! Happy Birthday to me! I'm happy to be feeling youthful and healthy and to be surrounded by such amazing family and friends...very, very grateful! My mom and ma-in-law just returned to my parents place in Tucson after sharing a week together at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. It's the 1st time they have done something with just the 2 of them and they loved each other's company! It sounded like a blissful week of enjoying raw food at the cafe, joining Gabriel Cousens for the evening meditations and walking the labyrinth. What a lovely way to spend Spring Break! No case of the nightmarish in-laws here!

XO, Kelly Ordway


sara said...

Wow! I loved that video clip! Right on Jill! What a great message she has for sure, so thanks for sharing your find. I think it may be a good way to reach some of my family members if they are willing to take the 18 minutes to watch it.
I do have the Living Cuisine book and have had my eye on those burgers, so I am feeling the inspiration to manifest those in my life soon! I haven't tried the pie, but have to now! My favorites out of that book so far are the sorrel and baby spinach bisque (I have had to make the version without the sorrel- it is a very nice presentation with some nasturtiums floating on top) and the honey nut buckwheaties.
I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago and I really enjoy it. :) I tried the parsley and pear smoothie (twice in the past week!) YUM.
Have a great b-day and a great honeymoon too.

Raw in Montana! said...

Hi sara! I'm so glad you enjoyed the video-I'm going to enjoy watching that over and over again! I love the buckwheaties too! I dehydrated some to bring on my trip with me! Sweet surrender...I like it! XO, Kelly O

Neeta said...

Kelly, a belated happy birthday to you, hope you had an incredible day filled with love and light......
You look fabulous and thank you for the radiant energy you continue to spread around, lovely reading your blog as usual,
Much love,
xxx Neeta

kasey j said...

The video was amazing! How great would it be to connect with your mind in such a way as she experienced it (minus the stroke of course.)

I have been reading your blog for a while now and really enjoy it! I'm not from Montana but I go there every summer to my boyfriends hometown-Bigfork, MT- I wish we could live there but we're still in college. I absolutely love your pictures from Big Mountain and Glacier Park! (def. the most beautiful place in the world)

Have a "rawesome" birthday! :)