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Reiki Quick Tip – Reiki Your Grocery Cart

By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki

I was in the grocery store with my son, waiting in a larger than usual line and I thought, “Wow, I could just Reiki all my groceries right here, right now and it’s done!”  Brainstorm!  Why didn’t I think of this before?  It’s very simple, where else do you have all your groceries all in one place and a little extra time to work on them? (My kids are older, this may be more difficult for those of you with young active children.  Get them involved and have them HELP you Reiki your groceries.  Never too young to start doing Reiki.)

Grocery cart, bag, whatever your groceries are in, Reiki them.
Grocery cart, bag, whatever your groceries are in, Reiki them.

WHY REIKI YOUR GROCERIES

You might say “Why Josslyn, would I want to Reiki my groceries?”  Good question.  Reiki makes your food healthier and more energized with Life Force Energy!  That’s why!

How do I know this you ask?  I have tested food with muscle testing and divining rods with my Reiki Kids group and got very specific results.  When we did Reiki on food that was not organic, the energy field of the food doubled in almost every case and in many cases equaled the organic food.  We had the same results when we prayed over the food.  When we did Reiki on the organic food, the energy field stayed the same or changed too slightly to tell.  It was already strong and healthy and full of life force energy.  When we did Reiki on McDonald’s food it helped the energy field a small amount.  But, the McDonald’s food started with NO energy at all.  It was totally unreadable with divining rods at all.  So starting with nothing, Reiki improved it some to at least make it have some life force energy.  Not worth eating though so we threw it away.  But, in some cases fast food may be the only choice available.  Hopefully not very often, but even I partake every now and then.  It’s good to know Reiki will help even this food a little bit.

NO FAST FOOD
NO FAST FOOD

Anyway, in every case, the Reiki improved the energy field of the food significantly.  Big time scientific?  NO, but good enough for me and the kids to understand that Reiki helps our food to be healthier for us and more energized.

Put Love and Intention In the Food You Make

I often Reiki the food I’m making for my family knowing that this is adding to the nutritional value of the food for the people I love the most.  But, lets face it, life is busy and sometimes we forget.  I usually catch this with prayers at the dinner table.  If we eat out I quietly put my hands over my food and while others are talking and distracted I Reiki my food before I eat or I’ll say a quiet prayer beforehand.  But, still sometimes a meal will slip through the cracks of modern active life.  If we remember to do Reiki on our groceries while waiting in line, then we know it’s done and even if we forget at the dinner table or while preparing a meal, we know the food has Reiki energy flowing through it.  For me, it’s like a Reiki insurance policy.

Reiki the food in your cupboards, your refrigerator, on your table for a big meal, etc.  You get the idea. Reiki ALL your food!!

How

This is how I Reiki my groceries.  As always, this is just one way, not the only way. Get creative and find what works and feels right for you.  Since this is a public place and many of us prefer to be incognito, I do the Gassho in my head.  Reiki is all about intention, intend for the Reiki to go to your groceries and it will.

  1. I lean on my cart with my forearms and my hands hanging over the groceries.
  2. Close my eyes and mentally/intentionally invoke the Reiki as if I were in the prayer position or the Gassho.  Next, ask Divine to send down my Reiki guides to help me.  I never do any spiritual work without my Reiki guides to help.
  3. Let the Reiki flow with intention.  You can visualize the Reiki flowing into the groceries, send Reiki symbols into the groceries through your hands or through your eyes.  You can chant the Reiki symbols in your head with the intention that they are flowing out your hands and into your groceries.  Set an intention of the healthiest food possible, delicious and nutritious, or whatever positive intention works for your family.
  4. Reiki your food until it’s your turn to load the groceries onto the belt or give them to the cashier.
  5. Thank the Reiki and your guides!

Taste

Taste a locally grown Nash's Organic Produce carrot and I believe you will be moving to the Olympic Peninsula just to eat their produce all the time.  We did.  My kids tell me while we are eating dinner "This is a Nash's carrot, isn't it!? I can tell!"  They taste alive and amazing.
Taste a locally grown Nash’s Organic Produce carrot and I believe you will be moving to the Olympic Peninsula just to eat their produce all the time. We did. My kids tell me while we are eating dinner “This is a Nash’s carrot, isn’t it!? I can tell!” They taste alive and amazing.  Like no other carrot I’ve ever eaten before.

Now, I am fortunate enough to live in an area that has an abundance of local organic produce and meats.  I now know how real food tastes.  I do believe the Reiki helps the food to taste better too.   But I have to say, buying local and organic is truly the way to get the best tasting and healthiest food ever. Yes, totally MY opinion.

But, life is as it is, our food has been tainted in many ways, even the air it grows in is not organic, so nothing is 100% clean, thus the Reiki Food Insurance Policy.  Reiki your food!!  Do it for a month and see how you feel about your food afterwards.  Feel if your relationship with food has changed, your calmness at meal times or your desire for healthier foods.  I’ll be interested in hearing how that experiment goes.  At the least you add more spiritual practice to your life and your eating and that is always a good thing.

Blessings to all,

Josslyn

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

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No sugar, No oil, No gluten Pumpkin Bread- Yum Yum

by Josslyn Streett, of Rain Shadow Reiki

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I felt inspired to share my family’s favorite pumpkin bread recipe.  A friend back in California shared this with us when my boys were very little.  We made it that first year and everyone loved it, so much we started making it for our neighbors, mailman and friends who would come over.  It’s magic this pumpkin bread recipe.  The grumpiest mail man in the world turned into the nicest mail man in the world once we game him some pumpkin bread. He actually wrote us a thank you note and I’m positive, to this day, we are the only ones he smiled for.   Years later after we had moved away from our old neighborhood, we went back to visit.  Low and behold, who pulls up just as we are outside saying good-bye to our neighbors, Joe, our ‘old’ mail man.  He remembered us and smiled and said “HI” then asked how we were and where we landed after the trip.  Magic pumpkin bread.  Maybe, maybe not.  But, it doesn’t hurt, does it?!

So, this Holiday season, make some magic pumpkin bread to give to your mail man, trash truck driver, chiropractor’s office, friends, or just for yourself.  It’s delicious and everyone deserves a treat, even people who don’t normally get to have sugar, like me.

Here I’m listing the original recipe first and the healthier substitutions in parentheses.  That way you may choose which version you want to make and eat.  I’m grateful that I can still eat this wonderful pumpkin bread even though I do not eat sugar or gluten.  But, the truth is, the original recipe truly does taste the best.  Maybe not taste better, but the consistency is better.  But, those of us with food sensitivities are used to trying new things and used to going without the old ones.  We still live and thrive on delicious food.  Enjoy either recipe depending upon your diet.

The muffins will be darker than these if you use prunes in place of the oil.  Use applesauce on light-colored breads, like banana bread.

Delicious Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

1. Beat together in first bowl:

4 eggs  (or substitute 6 oz egg whites)

3 C sugar or ( 2 1/4 C Honey) or (2 C Agave)  (when using honey or agave reduce the water by 1/4)

1 C vegetable oil  or (1 C baby food prunes) or (1 C no sugar added applesauce)

2. In a separate bowl, sift together:

3 C flour or (3 C gluten-free Pamela’s Baking Mix) or (1 C spelt flour, 1 C brown rice flour, 1 C Buckwheat)

1/2 t baking powder, 2 t baking soda, 3/4 t sea salt, 2 t cinnamon, 1 t nutmeg,     1 t cloves, 1 t allspice

3. Mix well, then add to the ingredients of the first bowl and blend with hand mixer.

4. Add last:

Make sure you have a Reiki Kid on hand to help with the making. They can run Reiki while they help. This is one of my first Kids Reiki students helping me make this batch.

2 C Pumpkin

2/3 C water (with agave or honey in between 1/3 and 1/2 C of water.  Try the lessor amount and work up as needed.)

5. Mix well with hand mixer or very strong arms.

6. Bake at 350 degrees

7. Baking times:

24 muffins, bake for 30 minutes

2 large loaves, bake for 1 hour 15 minutes

4 smaller loaves, bake for 1 hour 30 minutes

10 mini loaves, bake for 45 minutes

8. Cool and enjoy!

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Reboot My LIfe – My Top 10 Juice Recipes

Twelfth in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.

My Top 10 Juice Recipes

Joss making one of her first juices with her new Omega juicer.

My favorite part about doing a juice cleanse is, you got it, the JUICE!  Most of the juice is delicious.  The juice is especially delicious right after you juiced it.  Mmmmmmm!  The blends you can make are endless.  I tailor my juices to what my body needs, loves and craves.  I also tailor it to what I have on hand in the fridge.  I have grown to love the fresh juice so much my body craves it daily.  If I miss a day I know it and can feel it in my body.  I don’t miss very often.  In fact, in three months of juicing I’ve missed three days total.  Not bad.  I throughly enjoy the process of making the juice and consistently repeat in my head positive affirmations while preparing my fruits and veggies, such as, “I’m doing this for my health.  I’m doing this for my beautiful body.”

So, I thought it was time to share my ten favorite juice recipes from the juice cleanse I did for detoxifying my body.  To read the other blogs about the juice cleanse click on the underlined words throughout the blog.

Biggest Question I Get

Teach your friends how to juice. I’ve motivated at least three friends/clients to start juicing in the three months since I’ve started. Let them taste how wonderful the juice is and how good it is for them and they’ll be hooked.  Lauren my Reiki Master/Teacher student juicing for the first time.  She said “I’m hooked!”

The number one question I get is “How do you find your juice recipes?”  Easy, the internet.  When I started I just typed in some of my favorite foods with juice, such as “pineapple juice recipe” and the internet did the work for me.  If you have a specific health issue you are working with, such as, stomach ulcers then you want to type in “Juice recipes for stomach ulcers.”  If I’m sick I type in “Immune system boosting juice recipes,” and so on.  Whatever you need for juice, you’ll be able to find a recipe that you like for the supplies you have.  It’s been quite easy.  That is how I found my first recipes.  I write them all down and keep them for later.  If you are a ‘friend’ on my Facebook page I also share a lot of juicing recipes on my page.  (Right hand margin of the page to join my Facebook family.)  I also got a whole batch of recipes with the ten-day cleanse that I did through Reboot Your Life website.  If you join their emailing list you can print a 5 day, 10 day or 15 day full menu fruit and vegetable cleanse from their nutritionist for free.  I got many wonderful recipes for juice, smoothies, salads, dressings and vegetarian dishes.  They were a wonderful resource for me.

Top Ten Juice Recipes

This is enough veggies for about two days worth of juice for me. My husband drinks some but not a meals worth so I can usually make enough for him to take to work too. I do two days at a time so I’m not making juice every single day. This is the makings of V8 juice. I didn’t like that one so I didn’t include it in the recipes. My blog. LOL

With no further ado, my top ten juice recipes, in order by the websites I got them from.  It was not easy to do.  I have so many I like it was actually hard to get them down to only ten.  So try them and let me know how you like them.  Add or delete items as you wish.  If you delete a dark green vegetable because you ran out or don’t like it, them make sure you replace it with another dark green.  Same with any color of fruit of veggie, replace with a fruit or veggie of the same color group.  Mix and match your juice to get a full rainbow of colors, nutrients and flavors.

Juice #1

Zucchini Juice

Unfortunately I didn’t write down the website I got this from because I was in a hurry when making it.  And, when I went to look back again, couldn’t find it.  I’ll keep looking and add it later for you.  I had a whole bunch of huge zucchini’s from a neighbor with a backyard garden and wanted a way to make use of them.  I found a delectable way.

  • 2 Lg Zucchini
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 C Spinach
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 C Parsley

Zucchini is great for juicing because it has lots of health benefits and a lot more actual juice than most dark green veggies.  Zucchini is a great source of vitamin B, potassium, fiber and some vitamin c and iron.  It is low in sugar and carbs.  Perfect!

Juice #2

Mean Green Juice

If you have seen the documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” then you have heard of the Mean Green Juice.  This is the juice they talk about drinking daily during their 60 day juice detox.  (I did ten days.  That’s enough for now.)  This is also the same people who run the “Reboot Your Life” website with the detox diet I did.  The Mean Green Juice is not only delicious, it’s packed with nutritious, as well.  (Yes, I did that on purpose.)

  • 6 Kale leaves
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 4 Celery stalks
  • 2 Green Apples
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 in. piece Ginger

I put ginger is many of my juices for the awesome health benefits.  Ginger helps nausea, inflammation, boosts immune system function, is an antibacterial and antiviral, increases blood flow and helps with detoxification.  For more health benefits of ginger and a history, click this link.

Juice #3

Minty Fresh Berry Juice

Want to try a delicious fruit juice that the whole family will love?!  Here it is.  From Join the Reboot.

  • 2 C Blueberries
  • 2 Kiwi
  • 16 Strawberries
  • 2 C Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 Pineapple (optional, I added that)

I LOVE pineapple and use it in my juice as often as possible.  I’m a blood type A and follow the “Eat Right for your Blood Type” way of eating healthy and pineapple is great for type A’s.  Pineapple is an anti-inflammatory, it has lots of vitamins and minerals like C, B, potassium, thiamine, manganese and magnesium and works for your body as a natural electrolyte.  For more information about the health benefits of pineapple click on this link.

Juice #4

Fennel Pear Juice

Fennel is one of my newest and most favorite go to light green vegetables.  It looks like a root but smells like black licorice.  But the actual taste is much more subtle than black licorice.  It goes perfectly with a pear. Yum yum!  Also from Join the Reboot.

  • 2 Pears
  • 2 Med. Fennel bulbs

Pear and fennel is so refreshing.  Fennel actually has a lot of health benefits too.  Fennel offers relief from anemia, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, colic, diarrhea, respiratory disorders, menstrual disorders and bad breath.  It has a very subtle taste and so can easily be added to salads and other foods without taking over the taste.  Give it a try!

Juice #5

Mexican Style Jugo

Mexican Style Jugo, nice and spicy!

If you like spice, you’ll love this juice.  Pablano peppers are high in dietary fibers and low in calories making them ideal for weight loss. They also help to boost the metabolism of the body and can be used as a replacement of salt in low-sodium diets.  And, they make this juice just slightly spicy!!  Another great recipe from Join the Reboot.

  • 2 Lg. Cucumbers
  • 4 C Cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Pablano Pepper (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 1 Golden Delicious Apple

Juice #6

Limeade

I have renamed this juice from Lemon Lime Juice to Limeade because it tastes like Limeade and I LOVE IT!!  I have to say, I crave many of the juices but particularly this one and the Mexican Jugo.  Can’t get enough of them.  Must be something in them I really need, THE LIME!!  Another great juice from Join the Reboot!

  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Pears
  • 2 Carrots (med to lg)
  • 1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized, I like lots, my husband likes less.  Tailor it to your taste)
  • 2 C Purple Cabbage

Juice #7

Green Earth Juice

from My Juice Cleanse

Another wonderful green juice.  My goal was to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet and all the wonderful nutrients that go along with them.  My body needs and craves dark green leafy vegetables.  Therefore, I make a dark green leafy juice at least five days out of seven.  Two days a week I take a break and make one of the other juices for variety and fun.

  • 1/4 head Cabbage
  • 3 Celery stalks
  • 1 Cucumber (med to lg)
  • 1 C  Spinach
  • 2 Green Apples
  • 1/2 inch Ginger piece

Once again, I LOVE spice so I use more ginger.  Ginger is a great liver cleanser as are dark green leafy’s so use what tastes good to you and enjoy.

Juice #8

Blue Green Lemonade

from My Juice Cleanse

  • 3 Kale leaves
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 Pears
  • 1/2 C Blueberries
  • 1 Lemon

Juice #9

Bright & Alert Juice

from My Juice Cleanse

  • 1/2 Pineapple
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Celery stalk

Juice #10

Pineapple Cleansing Juice

from My Juice Cleanse

  • 1/4 Pineapple
  • 1 Apple
  • 1/2 med Beet
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1/4 C Parsley
  • 1/4 inch Ginger
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Reboot My Life, Day 5

Eighth in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.

To catch up start with blog 1, A Sensitive System or search categories under Nutritional Healing.

Day 5

Day 5 was my first day of only juice for breakfast and lunch and then fasting by drinking only coconut water all afternoon and evening.  On this day I also drove an hour to my Naturopath for my second colonic.  I was tired after the two hours of driving and the hour of the colonic but did well and handled it all with no major issues.  I juiced my veggies and put them in a thermos before I went so I’d have it for when I got out of the doctor’s office.  (When having a colonic you do not eat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours before hand or drink any liquids for an hour before.)

Juicing and fasting on the run.  That’s how it’s done.

UGH, The Horror 

I do have to say the coconut milk, which is supposed to help you re-hydrate and give your body much-needed electrolytes and vitamins, tastes to me, HORRIBLE!  Now, I will eat almost anything in the name of good health.  I have taught myself to like many foods I didn’t like before, all in the name of good health.  If I think my body needs it and wants it I will learn to like it,  BUT NOT THIS.  I felt like a little kid again, plugging my nose while drinking it just so I could get it down.  Wining, scrunching my face, wincing, practically crying because it was so bad and I knew I had to drink it.

O.K. That’s Pretty Bad

Coconut water, a huge new trend, but is it really that good for us. I hope not because I don’t know if I can ‘down’ this one.

My kids found this hilarious since it’s their mom, the one who always says “you can try anything once”, or “You can learn to like anything that is good for you.”  They both acted like “Hey, this is no big deal.  I bet it’s not so bad at all, we’ll prove her wrong.”  Well, they tried it, with these confident cocky looks on their faces and they attempted to pretend it didn’t taste bad, but they couldn’t do it either.  Because I had made such a big deal out of the bad taste, they of course, had to play it down a lot and NOT make a big deal about it.  But their faces told the whole story.  Finally my older son says “O.k. you’re right, that’s pretty bad.”  Maybe it’s the brand, I don’t know.  This coconut water thing is all new to me.  There MUST be a better way. UGH.   Here is an article about coconut water by Dr. Mercola.  Read if you want to know all the great health benefits about coconut water.  It helps me to get it down to know a bit about how it is good for you, but I’m still plugging my nose the whole time.

Everyone Is Unique

Chicken is not supposed to be good for people with blood type B or AB according to Dr. D’Adamo of the book “Eat Right for your Blood Type.” I eat based mostly on this diet.

I also am not one to believe that everything that is supposedly good for you is good for everyone.  I believe we are all different and all need a unique diet.  I like the healthy eating plan by Dr. D’Adamo from the book, “Eat Right For Your Blood Type” because they seem to work for me and many of the people I know AND it is unique for each person.  No diet is ever the same for any one person.  That makes more sense to me.   I have not muscle tested strong for coconut products in the past so I’m not totally sure about this water.  I’m drinking it for the cleanse because I’m doing my best to stay as close to the recommended diet as possible,  but I’ll have myself tested for it again before I decide if I’ll continue with it after the fast.  Just because hundreds of people do well with coconut oil, or coconut water, or brussel sprouts, does not mean that I do well with it.  Just because chicken is healthier for some people does not mean it’s healthy for everyone.  Seriously.  I listen to my body to determine that.  I encourage YOU to do that too.  Listen to your body.  Get yourself muscle tested for items you are not sure about or if you are not at a place where you trust your intuition enough.  When you get tested, you’ll be surprised at how spot on your intuition usually is.  Trust, it’s one of the toughest parts of intuitive abilities.  Empower yourself one day at a time by trusting your intuition a little more each and every day.  What have you got to lose? Probably not much at all.  Give it a try.

Hang in there and I will too!

Love and Light to you all,

Joss

Rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

360-460-7829

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Reboot My Life, Day 4 -More Great Veggie Recipes

Seventh in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.

To catch up start with blog 1, A Sensitive System or search categories under Nutritional Healing.

Sleeping Walking Through Day 4

I made it though Day 3 pretty easily other than the many visits to the potty room that you may have read about in blog #6, ‘My First Colonic and Day 3’.  Day 3 is famed to be the most difficult day from what I’ve heard and read.  Although, I looked ahead in the dietary plan today and so far they’ve been pushing so many vegetables on the collective ‘us’ that we can’t eat them all.  On Day 6 I get to have juice for breakfast, late breakfast, lunch and after that only coconut water.  Hmmmm, we’ll see how that goes.

Sleep or Lack There Off

Sleeping is one of the issues other Rebooters have brought up as being difficult during the reboot,  last night I hit that milestone.  I was so tired yesterday that I feel asleep while meditating and slept for two hours from 4pm to 6pm.  Not only did that mean I was extremely late in preparing the vegetables for dinner but I didn’t sleep most of the night other than some dozing here and there.  Late afternoon naps are the kiss of death for my sleep cycle.  I never do them, on purpose, that is.  So, the extreme fatigue set in today on a day when I had to go back to the grocery with my two boys and prepare many large new vegetable dishes.

Reiki – LOVE, Cooking -Not So Much

Now, I’m pretty good at knowing my strengths and weaknesses, and I know that I’m an intuitive and caring Reiki Master, love what I do and work consistently at it.  I’m an excellent healer because I don’t give up on myself or others.   I  have learned so much though my own process that I am now are able to help others.  I’m a slightly above average but hard-working writer,  very to the point and able to explain difficult non-tangible situations in a very easy to understand tangible way.  I’m not highly creative in my writing or filled with poetry, but, if you are an ADD, spiritualist, clairsentient, light-worker –  I’m your blogger.  As a cook, well, that is where my confidence wanes.  Being ADD (Indigo is more my definition), I do not read cook books well or instructions of any kind.  So, I’ve never been a very good cook.  I’m better when someone shows me and does it with me.  I cook what I know, what tastes good, usually what’s quick and easy and what my family likes.  Usually when I cook new stuff my boys complain that I’m giving them too much variety.  That’s boys for you.

The Motivation Black Hole

So, where has my motivation been to cook more and different until now? In the void, as my son says, the black hole.

Alain Riazuelo’s startling image of a black hole deep in space. The image shows how light would bend around the black hole
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co

Currently, I’m motivated by a much healthier body and life.  I’m doing it for me and I’m doing it all myself.  So, tonight, when the extreme tired kicked in and I had three veggie dishes to prepare, some of the old self-confidence issues raised their ugly heads for me to look at.  Look at it I did.  While chopping, I have lots of time to look in the proverbial mirror and see what I want to change.  I decided to stop listening to the old records that said I couldn’t do this without help, or that I couldn’t figure it our correctly on my own, and I just did it.  However long it took, however much I may mess it up, I pushed on through.  I put on some motivating music, for me this could be anything from hip hop to country to reggae.  Tonight, it took long enough it was a bit of all of them.  I got lost in the chopping, the music and the beautiful scene of the Strait of Juan de Fuca out my kitchen window.  I can watch the summer cruise ships pass by me and the San Juan Islands as I chop and it’s lovely.  And, you know what, the dishes, although a little late, turned out great!  Even my boys liked them and they were 99% made of vegetables!

Two Delectable Veggie Dishes From Day 4

These wonderful Reboot Your Life Recipes can be found on Joe Cross’ WebsiteJoin the Reboot” the ten-day plan.

Ratings for this dish:  Joss’ rating 9 out of 10, Robby (age 12) 8 out of 10, Sawyer (age 9) 7 out of 10, Robert 10 out of 10

Baked Zucchini with Tomatoes and Herbs

(Thank you to my wonderful neighbors for all the zucchini you gave us. It went to good use.)

Baked Zucchini recipe made two baking dishes full. Sorry about the photo, I forgot to take photos until dinner was over and I was packing up the leftovers. Sleep walking even after a nap.

I am putting this recipe in exactly as it is on Joe’s website.  Although I encourage you to add or take away items as it pleases your family.  I personally would put one more tomato and more sea salt.

  • 3 large zucchini or 5 small
  • 4 Scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 1 small onion, shipped
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Celery Leaves (from the inner stalks, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. Basil Leaves, shipped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground Black Pepper

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.  Slice the zucchini in half crosswise.  Cut each half again lengthwise, and slice each of the halves into 4 equal, 1/2 inch pieces.  They should look like sticks.

In a bowl, mix together the zucchini sticks with the white parts of the scallions, onion, tomatoes, celery leaves and basil.  Mix in the olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to combine.

Pour into a 3 quart baking dish and bake for 20 minutes (mine took 30 min.).  Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and the extra chipped basil.

Makes 4 servings (makes way more than 4 servings, more like 6 to 7)

Per serving: 153 calories, 1.5 g protein, 1.5 g fiber

Sweet Potato and Carrot “Fries”

Sweet Potato and Carrot Fries, Yum a Dum Dum!! These are dessert to me they are so sweet naturally. With a bit of cumin and cinnamon on top, sweet and divine.

Once again these wonderful recipes can be found under the PLAN section on the ten-day plan on Join the Reboot dot-com.

Family ratings: Joss 10 of 10 (this is like dessert for me!), Robert 9 of 10, Sawyer 9 of 10 (a bit sweet for him he said and this is my candy lover kid)

  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 large Carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. ground Cumin (or cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, rosemary or other spices you like can be in place of the cumin)
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.  Peel the sweet potatoes and carrots.  Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, and slice each half into 4 equal wedges.  for the carrots, cut in half crosswise into two chunks.  Slice each chunk lengthwise into 2 pieces, and cut each piece into 2 or 3 wedges, making them roughly the same size as the potatoes.

Put the potato and carrot wedges into a bowl and toss with the oil, cumin, pepper and salt.  Arrange on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 30 minutes or until the flesh is tender and the outside is lightly browned and the edges slightly crisp.

They say it makes 2 servings but the four of us didn’t finish them all.

Per serving:  278 calories, 4 g protein, 6 g fiber

Enjoy!

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My First Colonic and Day 3- Warning, Mild Poop Talk

Sixth in a series written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki about Nutritional Healing and Juicing.

Click on Blog 1 A Sensitive System, Blog 2 The Cleanse, Blog 3 The Pre-Cleanse , Blog 4 Reboot My Life Day 1, Blog 5  Favorite Recipes from the Reboot Day 2.

My First Colonic

For those of you who are sensitive to poop talk then please do not read any further.  For those of you who would like to improve your health and think a colonic may be a part of that, then read on.  I only include this part of my cleanse in the hopes that it helps others along their journey to health.  I wouldn’t include it if I didn’t feel it was important in some way.

Colon Hydrotherapy Recommended

My colon is unhappy, is yours?

As part of the fruit and vegetable cleanse I am doing, my Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Ruth Urand, recommended I do one colon hydrotherapy a week for at least five weeks.  She said this would help the cleanse along and make it easier for me and my body.  That sounded good to me, but I had never had a colonic before and was a little freaked out about it.  However, after my Medical Intuitive, Candia Sanders, also recommended colonics during a reading recently, I just figured I’d have to add it to the list of things to do for my health.  I trust Candia and my doctor so I went for it.  I’ve read about them in the past and know they are supposed to be really good for our health but didn’t really know how or why.  Read about the WHY  to do a colon cleanse down below.

The Colonic

Right off the bat, I’ll tell you, it was completely tolerable.  In fact, there were parts of it that were quite comfortable.   The colonic lasts longer than a PAP but is not as bad.  (My women friends will know what that means.)  I’ve read of other people’s experience’s being pretty bad but I had a very good experience.  Some of this I attribute to my doctor who did it herself and was very gentle and kind.  Some I attribute to my body which has always been quite regular, never constipated, and the rest I attribute to my already very healthy diet.  From the reading I did to educate myself on the process of getting a colon hydrotherapy session, it seems, the healthier your diet going into the colonic, the easier time you will have.  The more blocked up your colon is with processed foods, meats and toxins, the harder the process will be both during and after.  I had some slight tenderness in my stomach area after but that is all.  No issues at all.

During the Colon Hydrotherapy Session

This machine is similar to the one used with my colon hydrotherapy. The clear tube in the middle helps you to view the feces moving out the out tube.

Yes, they put a speculum up you behind area.  Yes, they shoot warm water in one tube and the feces comes out the other tube.  I somehow found the process fascinating.  The warm water part, for me, felt nice.  I felt cleaner afterwards.  That felt good.  My doctor was able to stop some of the outgoing feces in a clear tube and investigate it.  She was able to identify some of what I had eaten.  Even some of the beets and apples I had been juicing, she could still tell what it was.  Amazing.  We both were able to see one whole in tact slice of almond I had eaten on a salad.  She said this told her that, one, I need to chew slower and better and two, I don’t have enough stomach acid to help break down my food.  We will tackle the acid issue after the cleanse she said. I think intuitively I knew that I haven’t had enough stomach acid since I can’t eat beef and haven’t been able to since I was 24 years old.  But, I didn’t know there was something she could do to help my body start making more.  See, I learned something very important for my body.  And, it didn’t even seem gross or weird that we were sitting here with tubes up my butt and looking closely at my poop.  Interesting.

The clear output tube with feces flowing through to study it for unhealthy parasites, food items, or other clues to an unhealthy colon.

My Goal to Having Colonics 

Having colonics goes along with one of my main goals for this cleanse, to detox my bowels and liver in order for my body to be able to heal itself and take in nutrients from the healthy fruits and vegetables that I eat.  (Read my other goals in my blog The Cleanse.)  My goals are the same as many people who have colonics where the overall goal is to clear the colon of large quantities of stagnant, possibly toxic wast that gets encrusted on colon walls.  When this is done, the body no longer has to deal with wastes accumulated during a lifetime, and can use more of its own strength to heal itself and fight disease.  Other goals also  include:

  • Improving mental outlook
  • Improving the immune system
  • Losing weight
  • Reducing the risk of colon cancer

“Scientific research in both America and Europe have demonstrated that people in the richer nations carry within their bodies anywhere from 10 to 50 pounds of accumulated toxic materials. Although this material is stored throughout the body, the majority of it is stored in the colon.” The Koyfman Center 

Day 3 of The Cleanse, Pray!

View Day 3 as a sign that the cleanse is working and your body will be healthier after you are done with the whole process. Be GRATEFUL that you body wants to work in a healthy manner for you.

Since we are talking poop talk in this blog, lets just get it all over with.  Lets talk about day three of the cleanse.  YOU will be on the potty a lot!  For both reasons.  A lot!  That is how you know you are detoxing.  Use intention with all that time you have.  Each time I’m on the toilet, I close my eyes, clear my head, and I thank my body and Divine Source for helping me to heal and for helping me LET GO of everything that is not helping me.  Adding INTENTION to the cleanse process is of utmost importance to having a successful cleanse.  Divine Source listens to all of our prayers and gratitude and so does our own personal unique energy system.  The more we are grateful for our body being healthy the more our body will respond in that fashion.  The more our body and spirit know what we want and are grateful for it, it will help us along all the faster.

Ginger tea can help your body cleanse in a natural way or along with the colonic and fruit and vegetable cleanse you choose.

The nutritionist at Join the Reboot says some diarrhea or constipation is normal but if it continues to consult your doctor.  She also gives options to help with either diarrhea or constipation during the reboot.  The support team offers a lot of good information and helpful hints along the way.  So far I’m very impressed with their diet plans, meals and helpful hints.

Blog by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki

Rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

Read on for the WHY of having a Colon Cleanse

The History of Colon Hydrotherapy

by Colon Hydrotherapy AZ

If you are not experiencing a bowel movement for each meal, you are storing that meal in your colon!  

The benefits of colon cleansing, or colonic irrigation have long been known and practiced since 1500 BC. An early Egyptian medical document called the “Ether Papyrus”. Hippocrates (4th and 5th century BC.) was a proponent of colon cleansing for fever therapy.

Blockages in the colon.

In the early 20th century, Dr. Kellogg published a comprehensive approach to colon hydrotherapy which he advocated for use in treating many conditions such as liver toxicity, surgical shock, colitis and cholera. Before the advent of more modern medical techniques, many medical and health practitioners shared the philosophy that abnormal functioning of the intestinal canal was at the root of poor health and chronic disease.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a time-tested ancient method of treatment dating back to the Egyptian and Greek civilizations. Ancient Egyptians were one of the earliest known cultures to regularly use colon hydrotherapy for medicinal purposes.

Today’s colon hydrotherapy has come a long way from using the ancient techniques, however the benefits of this relaxing therapy has only increased and become more necessary.

There are also over the counter supplements to help with cleansing the colon, as well as, laxatives and enemas. These are an example, I am not supporting these products.

Do you ever wonder what happens to that meal you did not eliminate?

If you are not experiencing a bowel movement for each meal, you are storing that meal in your colon!

Is Your Sunday Dinner Still in Your Gut the Following Friday?
The average American has only about three bowel movements a week. A healthy person with a good diet and proper elimination should have three bowel movements a day.

If you are having only a few bowel movements a week, at the end of one week, you are 18 bowel movements short! By the end of the month, you are 72 bowel movements behind. By the end of the year, you are 864 bowel movements behind (and storing all of that in your colon).

Death Begins in a Clogged Colon
It’s no wonder the body starts to break down and become diseased.

Let’s face it — if your infant or young child was not having regular bowel movements, would you be concerned? If your pet dog did not have daily bowel movements, would you bring your pet to the veterinarian? So why then, do American adults think it is ‘normal’ for them to only have a few bowel movements in one week?

Drinking filtered water all day long is critical to colon health.


Some interesting facts:

  • 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  • In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is over mistaken for hunger.
  • Mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
  • One glass of water stopped midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters in a University of Washington study.
  • Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  • Some research shows that 8-10 glasses of water a day can significantly ease back and joint pain for many sufferers.
  • Just a 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, and difficulty focusing.

More WHY of Having a Colon Cleanse

Info from www.gelisy.com

What are the benefits of Colonic Hydrotherapy  

Many modern-day food products are known to be contaminated with chemicals, hormones, toxins and the like, and this combined with our bad eating habits generally can cause toxins to accumulate within our body which can reduce our natural defences against disease and immunity to illnesses.

Basic health begins with colon care.  Eliminating undigested food particles, glandular and cellular debris, excess mucus, gas and parasites play an essential part in the digestive and assimilative process.

Parasites removed during a colon cleanse.

Due to technologies of food processing — the use of preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, and chemical and hormonal food additives the need for cleansing the colon has never been greater.  Many of these toxins are reabsorbed into the bloodstream, lymph, liver, and nervous system, thus straining and eventually weakening the body’s defense against viruses and foreign bacteria.

The result is a breakdown which affects the body as a whole.  An increased toxic load contributes to the problems associated with the colon: constipation, toxemia, colitis, diarrhea, skin blemishes, low back pain, and headaches ect.

Colonic irrigation helps to clean out the accumulation of stagnant toxin-producing matter in the colon pockets and keep the colon muscles toned.  Improved muscle tone of the colon allows for the efficient removal of waste products from the body.  Purification of the systems of the body helps restore internal balance and overall health.

What can Colonic hydrotherapy Help With ? 

  • Lifting of spirits
  • Bad breath
  • Improved sleep
  • Colitis and flatulence
  • Bloating and constipation
  • Improved weight control
  • Improved skin condition
  • Improved sex drive
  • Balancing of mood swings
  • Toxic headaches
  • Painful hemorrhoids
  • Improved digestion
  • Decrease in heartburn and indigestion

The following link has a humorous story about a woman and her husband and their first time going for a colonic.  They had a much rougher time than I did.

“My Colonic” from Poop Report

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Reboot My Life – Day 1

Fourth in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.

A TON of Vegetables!

I made it through the first day of the most fruits and vegetables I have ever eaten in my whole life.  If you have not read my first three blogs on this topic you can catch up here.

Started day 1 with a Cherry Cinnamon Apple Bake with 1 cup cherries, 2 apples chopped, 3 T raisins, 1T cinnamon, 1/2 t nutmeg, bake for 45 min. at 375 degrees. Delish!

Day 1

I am doing a ten day fruit and vegetable fast cutting our all dairy, grains, packaged foods and animal protein to help my body heal.  You can read my goals for the fast here on blog #2.

I am following the ten day menu from a nutritionist for the ‘Join the Reboot’ team.  I am getting weekly colonics to help my digestive system get back to it’s original healthy ‘just like a new born baby’ form, or close to that.  That’s the plan anyway, but we know how plans go.  I want my body to be able to digest it’s food and for me to get all the healthy nutrients from the healthier foods I’ll be eating.

Menu, Plan Ahead

V8 Juice for breakfast Day 2. Beets, carrots, celery, tomatoes, parsley, jalapeno, radishes, beet greens. This made enough for me and my husband both to have a full 16 oz glass of juice.

So far the menu is very healthy and delicious.  However, if you are planning to start this program, know that it is a whole lot of vegetables and  a lot different ones.  For instance, they have you use a tiny bit of jicama the first day but not again in the first few days.  I never buy hicama and haven’t had it since I was a child.  Good to try it again and I do like the crunch it adds to salads.  But, I didn’t look at the menus soon enough before starting the cleanse to know this or to alter  them so I could buy less veggies.  Plus, the goal is to eat a variety.  So, I am using the ‘extra’ vegetables in salads along the way and just modifying the diet a bit here and there.  But, you will have to buy a ton of vegetables so plan on that expense ahead of time.  Lucky for me I have neighbors and students with farms and gardens helping me out.  Thank you to my wonderful clients and neighbors helping me out.  You know who you are.  Having your own garden would really help with this project.

Modify the Plan for YOUR Body

Modify by adding more protein if you need to in the beginning or some healthy whole grains. You can always do the full plan at another time. Work towards what you body can do and stay healthy and successful now.

My doctor has me adding small amounts of healthy protein in the morning and lunch meals for my blood sugar issue.  I think because I’m an overachiever and wanted to do the cleanest diet possible, closest to the actual one on the program, I didn’t eat enough protein.  I added one egg in the morning and one scoop of the Isagenix vanilla whey protein powder in my mid day juice.  Not enough.  By about 5pm I was hitting a wall.  For me, hitting a wall, usually means emotionally.  I get irritated, frustrated and start going on and on about things I’m angry about. This is not a pretty seen and my family usually heads to their respective corners to ignore my tirades and read their books.

First Day Frustrations

Mom frustrations

I was most frustrated by the amounts of food preparation that goes into the meals.  I guess I thought it would be a lot more juice, not salads, soups, steamed veggies, baked fruit, etc.  The juices are not too bad for prep, but the rest take a great deal of washing, chopping and time.  I’m a mom, a wife, a house keeper, and a Reiki Master/Psychic, life is busy.  I also tend to be a lazy cook because I don’t like cooking that much.  I’m not sure how people who work full time would be able to do all this AND work AND take care of their families.   Plan for that too.  It is time consuming changing old habits into new ones.  I guess people who work would prepare a lot at night to be ready for the next day.  I’m usually too tired at night to do this and so I do my prep in the morning.  However, by the time I’m done with my prep for a morning fruit menu item ANd a late morning snack, it’s almost lunch time.  (Consider they have six meals on the menu plus some snacks.)

Eat All the Veggies You Want

It’s a whole lot of food.  They want you to eat almost all your calories in vegetables and feel full the whole time.  That part is good, but I ALWAYS FEEL FULL.  Most people don’t complain about that when doing a diet but with this one you will.   Also, lot of these menu items I have never made before so it’s all new to me.  New to me causes anxiety to me.  But, I push though and do my best.  I have literally spent the entire two days preparing vegetables.  I’m not sure what I thought was going to happen, but this is what it is.

Always Hopeful

Now I know as I get used to the diet it will be easier and I’ll figure out short cuts like I do for salad.  I make a huge salad on the weekend and what we do not eat I bag up with paper towels in the bag to keep it fresh and soak up the excess moisture.  This way, the salad will last up to four days or so.  Sometimes I’ll have to re-wash it before hand, but, easy way to have salad ready to go for the work week.  These are the kind of tricks I’m learning and will put into place for the next time I do this cleanse.  I felt much better emotionally after I had a nice salad for dinner with avocado and sea salt.  Yes, I’ve been craving salt.  There was actually so much food on the menu, don’t tell, but I skipped the soup and steamed vegetables.  I was DONE with vegetables by then and just couldn’t eat another bite.  I ended the day with my herbal tea and went to bed.

Suggestions if You Are Starting Your Reboot

Healthy proteins, like hard boiled eggs, nuts, seeds, beans and fish are good to add in the beginning if you are concerned about doing the cleanse the first time from an unhealthy diet or have blood sugar issues.

Other than the five o’ clock tirade, I did very well.  My impression is, with this healthy veggie fast, the healthier your diet is going into the plan, the easier it will be on you physically, mentally and emotionally during.  I have already spent years cutting out packaged foods, animal protein, simple carbs, sugar and such.  I eat at least one large salad every day and lots of other fruits and veggies.  If you are starting this Reboot plan for the first time from a place of eating McDonalds regularly then you will probably have a much harder time.  Don’t give up, just alter it a bit.  I might recommend a modified plan that you can work with your doctor or nutritionist with.  Start slow and work towards one of these full on fruit and veggie plans for later.  Just a suggestion.  The goal is to be healthier and help your body, not to hurt it.  If you take on too much too soon, you may be setting yourself up for failure.  It’s more important to DO it for long term success than it is to take on more than you can chew, literally.

Please feel free to ask me questions or to lovingly comment if you have suggestions yourself. Love to hear from you!

In Love and Light,

Josslyn

Rainshadowreiki@gmail.com

360-460-7829

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The Pre-Cleanse

Third in a series of blogs written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki for her series on nutritional healing and juicing.

To read the first and second blog in the series to get caught up click on the link. (Blog 1 or blog 2)

Pre-Cleanse

I have been doing a pre-cleanse to get ready for the full 10 day fruit and veggie cleanse.  I got a lot of my pre–cleanse recipes from My Juice Cleanse.  It is a great site with free recipes and helpful articles.  They helped me with a lot of my early research too.  It is recommended to do a pre-cleanse to get the most results from your cleanse that the week before you start the cleanse to do certain things to prepare.  Here is what they recommend from the Reboot Your Life website:

  • Say goodbye to: processed junk foods, white flours, sugar/desserts, fried food, fast food, processed meats, alcohol and begin to wean yourself off caffeine.
  • Say hello to: salads, soups, smoothies with a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, natural nut butters, beans and legumes.
The food pyramid I’m working off of but with actually less breads and cereals as my body does not really want them. My body wants it’s carbs from vegetables. Every body is different. Learn to listen to YOUR BODY,
  • Transitioning off animal proteins: choose wild-caught fish, organic eggs and gradually decrease poultry during the week and choose only organic varieties when you eat them. By last day of the week, your protein should come solely from plant sources such as beans, nuts, and legumes (for example, black beans, hummis, chick-peas, lentils).
  • Transitioning off dairy: choose only low or non-fat organic dairy with little to no added sugars. If you choose soy, rice or almond milk, have unflavored/plain to limit the sugar content. Choose organic cheese, and transition from cow’s milk cheese to goat cheese by the middle of the week. By the end of the week (day 5) all dairy should be out of your diet to prepare for the Reboot.

This cleanse is fruits and veggies with no dairy, meats, breads or cereals.  This Pre-Cleanse gets you ready for the full cleanse and makes the cleanse easier on you emotionally and physically.  I feel it working.

My Results of the Pre-Cleanse

I started the full cleanse today.  While talking to a friend on the phone about how I’m feeling today, starting the full cleanse, I realized how much progress I’ve made already.  Just by doing the pre-cleanse I have altered thought processes that are critical to my success.  I’ve started being much more discerning about what I eat FOR MY BODY, not my emotions.  When I’m wanting to grab something fast and easy like a cheese stick, I automatically stop, and I start thinking “hmm, if I eat this, I’ll then have to spend time and energy making sure it gets released completely from my body system.  (The colonic helped with this too.  More on that later.)  Do I want this badly enough to do that extra work and to make my body work that hard.”  WOW, this is a huge difference from “I’m hungry, I need to eat something quick and easy now.”  Or from my typical emotional response, “I need some cheese, or I need some chips and salsa. Nothing else will satisfy me.”  Just by doing the pre-cleanse WITH INTENTIONS and GOALS I have started shifting my energy system enough to create major change in my mental thought processes and belief systems.  This is huge for me.  I’m more concerned about the health of my body than I am making my inner child happy with food.

Energy to Do What I Need to Do

I also noticed yesterday, for the first time in years, I had a full and busy day with a lot of driving to get to my doctor for my colonic and then the kids to their doctors in a whole other city, literally 3 to 4 hours of driving.  Usually driving wears me out for the whole day and I’m resting up from it rather than being productive.  Yesterday I did all the driving, a colonic for the first time, doctors appointments for my kids, shopping for my cleanse and dinner for my family and I still was going at the end of the day.  WOW, for me, chronic fatigue for seventeen years, this was a massive change.  THIS gave me a great deal of hope and confidence that this cleanse is truly going to change my life.

The Pre-Work

Meditation, I have found, is THE best way to raise your vibration, work on your emotional patterns, change your subconscious belief systems and connect with your higher self. Plus it’s relative easy to learn, the trick is to DO IT! As with anything, practice makes better!

The pre-work is different from the pre-cleanse.  I’ve been doing the pre-work for months now, probably years.  I’ve been meditating, doing Reiki, working with Naturopaths and healers to help me get to this point.  I’ve worked with hypnotherapists and most recently an MFCC who does Energy Psychology (a mix of Donna Eden’s energy work and Emotional Freedom Technique) to rewrite the beliefs in my subconscious mind.  ALL of this has helped me to get ready for TODAY.  All of this has helped me to be ready, really ready to give up the belief systems, the dairy and the old eating patterns to the point where I KNOW deep down that I will be successful, for a lifetime.

Real Life Example

For example.  With the energy psychology this week we worked on belief patterns that I didn’t believe I could be successful with the cleanse AND be healthy too.  This went along with another belief that I had, I believed I needed lots of food and lots of dairy or animal protein in particular in order to stay alive.  These were not rational thoughts because my rational mind (10%) does not agree with these thoughts.  However, my subconscious mind (90%) does believe them and therefore that is what I follow, knowing it or not.  Now I know it, and have worked on it and released it.  I did this by tapping on my meridian systems with the EFT process.

I was ill from malnourishment in many lives.

It turns out as I was tapping on these beliefs I was able to watch and see the past lives that these beliefs came from.  I had five past lives where I was starving to death but only actually died in one of them.  The other lives I just got very ill and was not able to care for my family.  My soul held on to the belief that I got sick from not having enough to eat, enough protein.  That is how our minds work sometimes.  I had to hold on to those beliefs until I could understand them, learn from them and then release them.  Now that I have done that, I can truly change.  I am changing my eating habits permanently.  And that is what it takes to truly reboot your life.  It feels good and it feels good to share this with my friends, clients, students and internet readers.  I pray this helps to motivate some of you to reboot your life too.

Working on your mind, your subconscious belief pattern are in my opinion, one of the first places to start before you start any diet or healthy new way of eating. Work on those first and the rest will stick.

Got to Be Ready

Don’t rush into it, however.  Do the pre-work.  Do the research.  Do the mind work.  DO  until you are truly ready to do this for life.  These are big changes and I believe people need to be truly ready.  I also believe in order to be successful you need to do one major dietary change at a time.  If you do more you’ll most likely get overwhelmed and not stick with it for the long haul.  These are lifelong changes in eating, not temporary.  You have to be ready.  But, have no fear.  The energy is so strong for change this year that for those waking up, change is happening automatically and faster than usual.  THIS is a great time to make major changes like this with Divine Source along with you to help and guide.

I also recommend working with someone like me, or another spiritual support person to guide you and help you along the way with mental thought patterns, emotional addictions, issues of letting go, energy work, etc.  I’m not doing this alone, I don’t expect anyone to do it alone.  Gather your support team and do the FIRST dietary change YOU feel is more important for you.  That is how I have done it and that is how I’ve been able to be successful with each step, including this one.  I’m thinking ahead on that one.

Love and Light to you all,

Good Luck on YOUR personal challenges this month.  I’m here with you.

Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher/Healer/Reader

rainshadowreiki@gmail.com or 360-460-7829

More free juicing recipes at My Juice Cleanse,  All About Juicing and 7 Day Juice

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The Cleanse

This is the second is a series by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki on nutritional healing and juicing.

I am going to reboot my life and my health!

My husband and I watched a movie last month called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.”  It is a documentary about a man in Australia named Joe Cross who was sick with immune system dysfunction and on all sorts of medication including lots of steroids that caused him to gain a lot of weight.  By the end of the 60 day juice cleanse he’d lost all the weight and had gotten off of all the medicine he was on.  My husband and I looked at each other and both said “I need to do this!”

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Just Do It

I’ve told you in other posts that I’m a doer.  I am.  I don’t mess around.  If I say I’m going to do something, I do it.  I sat my kids down and told them the plan and they support me and even said they’d try some juice.  My husband and I have been studying, researching, purchasing and now I’m ready.  We’ve bought a juicer and have been practicing for a few days.  Next week, I will start the fruit and vegetable juice cleanse.  I’ll blog about it as I go in case this situation can help anyone out there who may be reading or may someday read it.  Hopefully each time one of us does this, it makes it a little easier for the next people.  I know all the information I’ve found from others on websites has helped me a great deal.

This I found very interesting and effective.

Do No Harm

I am working with my Naturopath, Dr. Ruth Urand, my Energy Psychologist Therapist, Melody Williams Romeo and my medical intuitive, Candia Sanders to help me do this cleanse the way my body wants and make sure I don’t harm myself instead of help myself.  I’m doing it this way because I too have many medical issues that I have talked about in my first blog on this topic and I have to keep in check.  And because it is safer when doing this type of major dietary change.  Therefore we are going slow for my particular body.

The Reboot

Joe Cross before, Joe Cross after, hmmmmm, I pick AFTER!!

I’ll be following Joe Cross’ Reboot program for people starting out.  I’m planning on the 10 day reboot plan that has recipes for each and every day.  On their website they have daily plans that you can print and follow for a 5 day, 10 day, 15 day and other options as well.  I am hoping that if I’m doing well my doctor will let me go beyond the 7 days to the full 10 days.  I’m doing a week of practice and prep before, a 7 day modified juice cleanse (sorry, not 60 days for me) with juice but also small amounts of healthy protein in the morning to give my body a good base so hopefully I won’t have blood sugar issues.   And my doctor also recommended I have colonics, which I was terribly not happy about.  I’ve never had one and had never intended to get one.  But, she muscle tested me, Candia seconded it and my body wants it.  So, I will help my body along with the detoxification process by doing one colonic a week for five weeks.  Yuck.

Juicer

Our Omega 8004 juicer. It can make juice, nut butters, pasta, sorbet and much more. I can’t wait to try some of those other fun things it makes.

If you decide to juice, you want to do your research first.  There are many great websites to help you out.  I will not do the educational part here but will give you some resources along the way if you want to read up.  We decided on a mastification juicer that crushes the fruits and veggies because these are supposed to be better at juicing greens, like kale.  With a detox juicing plan I’ll be drinking a lot of greens so this is a must.  We went with the Omega 8004 because it had great ratings on Amazon, a great price, 15 year warranty and it is very easy to put together and clean.  If it’s not easy to clean I won’t use it every day.  I’ve been using it for a whole week and so far LOVE it!  So easy, even the kids have been juicing.

Omega 8004

That’s where I’m at, I’ll be blogging more about this for the next few weeks to let you know how it’s going and what it’s like.  Maybe you will decide that juicing can help you with your medical issues as well and give it a try.

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Here are my goals for the cleanse:

Drink more fruits and veggies.
  1.  Get a lot more fruits and veggies into my system daily to create new eating habits.
  2. Detox my bowels and liver to help my body heal itself.
  3. Give up dairy once and for all.
  4. Cleanse and let go of old belief systems about food, such as, I need animal protein to survive.
  5. Let go of the belief that I need extra weight in order to be healthy and safe (past life stuff).
  6. Be healthy OFF of most or all of the natural medications I’m currently on.
  7. Raise my vibration to the next highest level I’m ready for.
  8. Create a spiritual and loving space within which to complete these goals.
Eat more fruits and veggies for the LOVE of your body and soul.

Bringing Reiki Along

I will of course be making this a spiritual journey since Reiki is such a strong part of my life.   Reiki will be right along with me the whole time.  I have already started by cleansing and blessing my juicer and the food I’m using for the prep.  Sometimes I bless it right there in the check out line at the market or health food store and sometimes I wait until I get home.  I will be meditating each day as often as possible to hold my intentions for the cleanse strong and with intention. I’m still a full-time mom with kids home for the summer, talk about challenges.  So, I’ll be preparing food for them while making juice and salads for myself.  I’ll need meditation and Reiki to help me with my willpower and staying true to my goals.  And, I’ll be blogging here as often as possible to let you know how the experience is going.

Me practicing juicing my first week. A total newbie.

I pray that some day, someone will be interested in juicing, find this blog and it will help them to do it too,  or to stay motivated though their adventure.  I have a lot of support and I’m grateful for that.   Thank you to all of my friends, clients and family members who are supporting me through this process daily in whatever way they can.  Loving comments are always welcome and I do my best to comment back to everyone so check back.

Love and Light to all,

Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher/Reader

360-460-7829 or rainshadowreiki@gmail.com