The Last Banana Banana Bread Recipe: How to make the most out of procrastination


(If you want to skip ahead to the recipe and not read into all the reasons that I hoard bananas, just click here!)

I’ve got a funny little quirk. I love bananas. I buy big bunches of them (the organic kind) whenever I’m shopping. And I snarf them all up as I go through the week — except — except the last one!

That last banana — oh how sad! I leave it in the fruit bowl. I don’t eat it. I wait. It’s the last one so I save it until it can hardly be called a banana anymore! Poor thing.

Why wait?

I’m not really sure. Sometimes you leave the last bite of something out of a social sense of sharing. But I’m really the only one in my house that eats them. Maybe I’m using it as a sad and sagging little reminder that I need to go shopping for groceries soon. Or maybe I’m saving it for a ‘rainy day’ when I need a little banana to nourish me.

Well, you may now be thinking ‘Why is she talking to me about bananas?’ And really, this little quirky story isn’t really about bananas at all (though I think they’re great).

No. Its really about waiting for something really really good. Something you’ve always wanted, something you’ve been waiting for & saving for & planning on.

And yet, the expiration date comes and goes. And you’re still waiting to start.

Hanging on to perishable things. That’s really what it’s about. That little wise banana sitting in my fruit bowl is a great teacher about the power of now. It’s not going to hold onto its ripeness for me. It’s following its nature.

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How to get Organized Once and for All


There are three chakras that will help you with organization and clarity: the root, solar plexus, and third-eye.

Take a few minutes each morning and evening doing this practice:

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Past Life Wisdom Meditation


This meditation is designed to access your past life wisdom. I created it after doing several past-life regressions where I only encountered the trauma and poor decisions that I had done in those lives. I thought, “If I have had all of these lives, then surely I must have wisdom in these lives that could actually help me!”.

It is true. We can have access to this wisdom now. This meditation directs you to write out your responses. You can pause the recording if you need more time to write down your impressions. The meditation is about 20 minutes long.

Let me know how it goes for you!

 

Past Life Wisdom Meditation

This is a home recorded meditation, so please accept its highly original, hand-made quality.

 

Heart Chakra: Centre of Wisdom


The heart is wise. There is a deep intelligence that lives in the centre of the heart.

The heart chakra governs our love, compassion, but also our deep reservoir of wisdom.

The union of the power and stability of the earth, with the lightness and energy of the sky. That all happens within the heart.

The source of all your answers, all the guidance you need, it is already within you.

Finding your purpose: Let the joy guide you


Why are you here? What are you supposed to do with your life? What is your purpose?

These are giants, as far as questions go. The answers are not simple and not always clear. Perhaps it is not known until the end, looking back, when everything becomes understood. 

What has made all the difference to me has been meditation. When I sit in meditation I become connected to a higher point of view. Things settle in. I get to see my life through the eyes of my source. From that perspective, it is easier to feel and sense when I am on the path or off of it. 

When your thoughts and emotions are settled in meditation, there is a distinctive calm energy that can be felt. When your thoughts are distracted or unfocused, a tension resides in the body. 

This ease and tension dichotomy is a clear indicator of what is closer to your purpose and what is further from it. It is like your own magic compass that constantly points you toward your dreams. 

The feeling of joy expands as you begin to choose life experiences that are aligned with your path. 

It might be difficult to put words to the path you are on, or even know exactly where you are headed, but you can always know whether you are on track or not, by how you feel. 

The more you meditate, the easier it is define the feeling of being in joy and on your path. The signals get stronger and clearer after even a few minutes of sitting in stillness. 

Your true life purpose goes beyond a job, a relationship, or an accomplishment. It is a trajectory. It is a direction. It is orienting yourself towards the Divine wisdom that already lives within you. It is about being willing to travel full circle, to humbly return home again knowing that you did your best, uplifted a few others, and experienced the gift of your life. Your purpose is to travel that sometimes meandering journey and discover the sweetness of each step. 

What do you do when you can’t do anything else?


Well. That’s it. There is nothing more to be done. The exam is finished and handed in. The letters have been sent. The ads posted. The request made and made again. Every angle has been tried.  Every detail checked.

It is done.

It is time to let go.

Surrender is the hardest when we have the most at stake. Our loved ones, our financial stability, our art, our careers, our purpose. It would seem that we would not ever want to slide sideways into the vulnerable unknown when it comes to these important and dear ones.

The mind says “Let’s control our way out of vulnerability!”

Sure.

Except that doesn’t always work. Especially when we need to wait for results, or wait for the call, or wait for the response, or wait for payday.

We are flung into the barren void.

Ouch. It feels terrible here. Living in unknownland.

So what can we reasonably do?

The only thing that has ever reliably worked for me is this:

First, surrender attachments. Acknowledge that there is more in play here than just you. There are pieces and people that need to move into place first. You don’t even know what needs to shift first. It is not your work to orchestrate it all. You can’t make it go faster. All you can do is acknowledge that your part is done. All you can do is let go of “how it is all supposed to turn out”.

Once you let go of the wishing for it to be different rather than the way it is, you release the pressure. You begin to free up energy. There is more space.

It is the way it is.

Let everything else go.

Let go of labels. Let go of the outcome. Let go of calling it a good or bad experience. Let go completely.

This is different from giving up. Hugely different! Letting go is the deep acknowledgment that forces beyond you are at work on your behalf. Giving up is about losing faith and abandoning what you want in a misguided attempt to minimize pain. Letting go is expansive. Giving up is contractive.  Letting go helps you; giving up does not.

When you let go, you are really just handing it over to the Universe. You can make this easier by thinking of a spirit, being, God, Goddess, or passed over loved one, someone who really is in your corner standing in front of you right now. Maybe they even have their hands on your shoulders or they are giving you a hug. They tell you, “Leave it with me.”

Let them take whatever is worrying you. It is their turn to do their job. You trust and believe in them to give you a clear signal of when they are done. You will get a strong impulse to act only when it is your turn.

Everything else is well handled.

Listen very closely to your guidance system. Follow your intuitive hunches and instincts for the next three days. Watch and be amazed.

Let me know how this works for you!

🙂

G

Heartfullness: Surrendering the mind to the wisdom of the heart 


In Buddhism, where the concept of mindfulness originated, the heart is considered the seat of the mind. 

The true mind, the wise voice within us, always resides in the heart. Our hearts contain unlimited compassion, wisdom, and Divine connection. 

In our western philosophy, the mind has normally been equated with the brain. I have nothing against brains. I, personally, have lots of them! 😉 It is just important to remember that the intellect’s true purpose is to serve the wisdom of the heart. Not the other way around. 

So if you live in North America, I recommend changing your meditation practice to heartfullness. 

Use the power, wisdom, courage, and compassion of the heart to lead you to stillness. Surrender your clever brain and let your heart lead the way. 

Brains only work if they are connected to a functioning heart. Let the heart lead and the brain follow.