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.

This little banana is teaching us about taking action when the time is right (or is it ripe?).

We can’t delay our progress and growth because we are perishable too!

We’re the banana! We have an expiration date too, we just don’t know when.

You have cycles & seasons & change & transformation and you’re here to learn & grow. And not delay because opportunities for expansion (while plentiful), they too have a lesson of time & timing. They expire and so do you!

Waiting for the perfect time, the perfect moment, when everything’s settled and the chaos is less — that’s sometimes a long long wait to start your growth & transformation journey.

Because life is demanding & challenging. There are many many reasons to avoid beginning a growth journey. Life will often get chaotic right before we start something new, almost like a distraction, or resistance popping up to pull us off course and keep us stuck in repetitive cycles and patterns — our karma.

We repeat the same actions day in & day out and we get the same results. It’s only when we change and try something new that growth occurs. That’s when life gets really good, when you begin & really dig into the learning & transformation you were meant to do in this lifetime.

And not wait and be the last banana!

 

 

As you probably know, we offer Reiki courses here at LunaHolistic. We teach in a longer format so you really get the time you need to integrate the changes and transformative energy of Reiki into your life.

Many of our students take Reiki as a way to enhance & deepen their spiritual practice and its a wonderful addition to your self-care routine.

You get a chance to awaken your natural gifts and expand your intuition, to tap into your powerful purpose and continue your spiritual growth.

Reiki provides a way to access the flow of Divine Universal Love and energy in a stable and powerful way that creates a ripple of goodness in your life. It leaps you through all of the old stuck ‘stuff’ and creates vibrational stability around all the positive habits and routines that really support your well being.

Reiki Level I helps you create a stable meditation habit, you get to learn more about the chakras and really awaken powerful energy in each area of your life, and you also expand your energy channel so you can access greater & greater frequencies of Divine creative life-force energy so you can heal yourself.

Level I packs a powerful punch in just 8 weeks, and it also connects you to a community of wonderful, kind-hearted, sensitive people who are also on a journey of growth and expansion.

It’s amazing!

We have courses starting soon, offered at different times of the week to suit your schedule. Each teacher is a brilliant conduit of light and they have all been trained by me personally (in fact I go to them for Reiki, they’re that good and I’m fussy about who I go to for self-care!)

These courses are sparkling with energy and good vibes. You get a course manual, 8 classes of 3 hours each (total 24 hrs training time), a Reiki charged crystal set and pendulum, two textbooks, complimentary Distance Reiki sessions included in the course fee, ongoing support and mentorship from your teacher, preferred student discount rates for in-person Reiki sessions ( with any practitioner) of 25% off for life, and the ability to re-sit the course (once completed and paid) for free.

Oh! And you’ll get connected to some of the best people on the planet, your course-mates are beams of light and its one of the most enchanting things to see come out of the courses – true, lasting, and deep friendships.

The Level I course fee is $750 (incl GST) and is really the last banana rate, because, after this spring session, we will be raising our rates to keep up with the cost of living. We do also offer reduced rates and payment plans, and that’s not going away, but now is definitely ripe for this old rate of $750.

If the Reiki Level I courses intrigue you, I encourage you to register online today. Just CLICK HERE! We’re a small space & classes are just 4 to 6 people, so they can fill up in a heartbeat.

Online registration closes 3 days before the class start so make sure you claim your spot in this term’s courses.

 

Oh! And as promised here’s my killer banana bread recipe!

The Last Banana Banana Bread

Ingredients:

6 ripe bananas
4 eggs
3/4 cups sugar (or date puree)
4 cups flour (or substitute gluten-free AP flour)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1  1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds (optional)

Directions:

  1. Compulsively hoard bananas (especially the last one) and save them in your freezer until they start falling out every time you open the door.
  2. Mash the bananas, mix in the beaten eggs, stir in the sugar (or puree dates with a bit of water in your blender, it’s super yummy. Then mix in the date puree.)
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, spices, salt, and baking soda) in a big ol’ bowl.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients (I’m not sure why. It’s fun. Like a reverse volcano.) and dump in the banana-egg mixture. Add in nuts (or not) and mix with your favourite spoon (preferably one that reminds you of grandma).
  5. Grease a couple of loaf pans or cupcake tins (I’m not sure how many, I totally wing it) and fill about 3/4 from the top (It poofs a bit).
  6. Bake for 60 minutes at 350 °F. (or about that. Its done when a toothpick comes out clean).
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Geneva Robins, M.Sc. is a Reiki Master and teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing and a scientist with a Master’s degree in ecology. She is the founder of the LunaHolistic Lineage of Reiki, where Reiki is taught over the course of a year of intensive study. Geneva is the author of “The Secret Art of Happiness: How to Change Your Life with the Reiki Ideals.” She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her sweet son and humourous husband.
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