Kale Soup Recipe, Soul Light

Easy Vegan Kale Soup Recipe

Apart from having a passing childhood imagining that maybe I would grow up to be a chef, I would never have thought of jotting down a recipe like this. I don’t think I even considered cooking with kale till a few years ago, when a friend suggested the health benefits of kale and combining these ingredients to come up with this easy kale recipe.

As someone interested in a healthy body to support my meditation, energy healing and spiritual practices, a range of kale dishes have now crept onto the regular dinner menu – healthy, easy, fast and nutritious.

So, if you’re looking for how to cook kale, maybe give this soup a try. It’s become a favourite in our local community. If you enjoy it, maybe you’d like to make a donation to Oz Harvest

Kale Soup Recipe, Soul Light

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Thank you to my gifted and inspired friend Annapūrṇa for suggesting this combination of ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 


Vitamix Blender

And finally if you’re interested in a high quality awesome blender that blitzs this soup in less than a minute, you might consider a Vitamix. I’ve had one for years, and I totally love it. I’m a reseller, so drop me a line if you’re in Australia and are interested in getting one for yourself. There are a range of models, colours and prices.

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Feel Stuck? Chant to Clear Obstacles

Feeling Stuck In Life? 8 Tips & A Chant to Clear Blockages

Feeling blocked, stuck, generally flat, uninspired and maybe even a little depressed can be a overwhelming, bewildering and for those of us that are used to achieving, ticking boxes and accomplishing a lot, just downright not ok!

Sometimes we have decisions to make, we feel the circumstance we’re in is not right, but we just can’t see what the best way forward is. What are some ways to approach points of seeming impasse in life?

Here are some suggestions of things that can help lift your energy and vibration, to help you approach your circumstances in a different way:

  1. Open the Way for Flow and Spontaneity

    I try to take myself out of my regular routine and circumstances. I clear my calendar of my ‘shoulds’ and ‘to-dos’ and my tightly planned schedule, and allow myself to be open to more flow and spontaneity to see what other opportunities and perspectives might arise for adventure during my day.

  2. Do Something Fun & Different – Change Your Concept of Self

    Try and experience something fun, interesting or new that might open your mind and spirit to a new experience or a way of looking at things. Engaging in something fun, and perhaps even seemingly with no purpose, is a good way to allow creative expression and expansion to arise. It might be taking a class, reading a book of a genre you don’t normally explore, doodling, cooking, a walking tour. Be different. Break out of your mold and challenge your concept of yourself.

  3. Time in Nature – Defrag. Connect with the Stillness and Silence

    The energy of nature is essential to our sense of wellbeing, health and vitality. Time spent in stillness with trees, or absorbing the negative ions by the ocean is nurturing and uplifting to the spirit. It helps us defrag from our stressful modern lives and additions to always being ‘on’ and busy. Stopping, allowing the stillness and awareness to come to the fore, can provide valuable insights. Your emotions are your guidance system trying to give you messages.

  4. Exercise

    A great way to move suck energy in your system, get endorphins moving, and help you lift your spirits.

  5. Meditation

    Connecting with a place of stillness or calmness and peace when the mind is silent but alert. There are so many articles now about the benefits of a meditation practice and countless apps and classes one can access to help connect more with the stillness. At the very least, just stop, sit and notice your breathing for a few minutes. Imagine breathing oxygen in from the trees, imagine gifting CO2 back to the trees. Try doubling the length of your exhalation to help slow your breath. (e.g. breathe in for the count of 3, exhale for the count of 6).

  6. Energy Healing

    We are more than just our physical bodies. As multi-dimensional beings we have energy bodies – referred to chakras, aura and meridians in Eastern traditions. Just like the filter in your washing machine/dryer, these energy centres can become clogged with unprocessed and stuck energy and emotions. A session with a skilled energy practitioner can help shift blockages and open the way for more energy to enter your system, greater clarity and lightness.

  7. Mantra / Chant

    The repetition of sacred and powerful sounds, frequently in the ancient language of Sanskrit, can transform and adjust the vibration of your energy and being. When practiced consistently over time it can affect deep and profound change, bringing calmness to the mind, improving the functioning of the nervous system and response to stress, altering our consciousness. Personally I have found this to be one of the most deeply transformational practices. There are many mantras, invoked at different times for connecting with different energies. The chant, Oṁ Gaṁ Ganapataye Namaḥ, invokes the qualities of Hindu deity Ganesh or Ganesha – to clear the obstacles that might present themselves on our path. I play this in my home space, and chant this at specific times when I feel I need extra assistance to move through a particular challenge. You can listen to a sample of it on the Mantra album. Chant to clear blockages!

  8. Do What Brings You Joy

    This was the advice given to me by one considerably wiser than me. Follow the breadcrumb trail – just take the next step do things that bring you joy! You may be amazed on where all the small steps eventually lead you.

If you’d like any assistance or coaching with meditation, energy clearing or a mantra practice, then please get in touch.

Mantra Meditation Siddhi Shakti

Sacred Sounds of Healing: Chanting Mantra

The repetition of sacred sounds is a pathway to awaken deeper soul connection. This practice is found in many of the great spiritual traditions. I found this beautiful quote that aptly describes this practice:

“Mantra is the prime tool for developing consciousness using the power of cosmic sound vibration, out of which consciousness creates and sustains both body and mind. Mantras are seed powers of consciousness, through which consciousness can renew itself, deepen and move to a higher level. The more consciousness we give to the mantra, the more energized the mantra becomes, and the more a force of integration and well-being.”
Source: American Institute of Vedic Studies

Mantra Meditation Siddhi Shakti

This has been one of the most transformational life-changing practices on my journey. I have been blessed by my spiritual teacher to have this awakened and enlivened in me. One of my joys is the chance to share this with others. I offer online coaching sessions – a great way to get started in your practice especially if this is new to you.

Please get in touch if the times offered don’t suit your schedule. You can also access some mantra recordings in the online shop to assist you with your practice. Great if you want to chant along, or play it as a space clearing/vibration setting sound track in your home or office.

 

 


Oṁ Gaṁ Gaṇapataye Namaḥ: a mantra invoking the energy of transformation to move through perceived obstacles.

Elemental Balance Bīja Mantra: bīja sounds for each chakra to balance the 5 elements.

Gāyatrī Mantra: a prayer to the Divine light illuminating all realms, to illuminate our intellect.

You can also access my online courses should you be interested in self-paced learning of some of the longer prayers of light: Learn the Durga Suktam | Learn the Medha Suktam | Learn the Sri Suktam.

 

I need someone to talk to

Inspirational Listener. Connect. Be Heard.

I woke up the other day, and for whatever reason, I was overcome by an overwhelming feeling of loneliness and being alone. When I thought about it, it made no sense. I have a loving family, although we don’t live in close proximity, I have some deep and wonderful friendships, and I am connected to a very supportive spiritual community.

It occurred to me that many people must feel this way. Further confirmed when I started reading Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness that ‘rates of loneliness are rapidly increasing in countries around the world’.

Having trained as and practised as an intuitive energy healer, part of what I do is listen to what is troubling people. But I also remember back to many years ago living in London and workshopping what I was going to ‘do with my life’ with a friend. I came up with ‘Inspirational Listener’.

Great – what do you ‘do’ with that?

Well, many years have passed, and I think a realisation has dawned that I can offer my deep capacity to connect, listen and help others be heard.

I certainly can’t promise that we can ‘fix’ whatever is troubling you, and maybe nothing is troubling you. Maybe you just need someone to connect with. As an inspirational listener I offer you a window of time in which I will actively listen to you.

So why not connect online? A chat, virtual coffee, or energy clearing session, mantra coaching or one of the group guided meditations – it doesn’t really matter which – it’s just a chance to connect. There are range of options for you to choose from.

For those in Australia that are experiencing crisis, please consider reaching out to Lifeline or BeyondBlue that offer amazing support services.