November 2010
Volume 10 Number 11

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Nourish Yourself ...
Ancient Wisdom and Seasonal Recipes

by Mary Lane


Ancient Wisdom and Seasonal Recipes
by Mary Lane

author, "Divine Nourishment, A Woman’s Sacred Journey with Food.
mentor at the Wise Woman University

 

Join me for my “Heal, Nourish & Honor the Feminine Within
six week teleseminar course at Wise Woman University starting
Tuesday, Feb 15th 8:30PM EST
.

 

The ancient ones did not have TV for distraction or books to learn from. They did not have homes that separated them from the elements and natural world. Their lives were simple and moved with the rhythm of nature. They turned to nature as their teacher and realized it was the physical manifestation of Divine intelligence. Each season embodied the seasons of their lives. Every plant that emerged held the wisdom of that season and nourished not only their bodies, but their soul.

They witnessed how every plant and animal became food for another, eventually retuning to the earth as sustenance for the next generation. Because they were on top of the food chain and knew how many beings had offered their life as food for another they knew they were woven into the very fabric of their surroundings. Their life was full of ritual and gratitude for the sacrifice of everyone that provided the nourishment that allowed them to have this earthly experience. As exchange for this sacrifice they respected and cared for the plants and animals and did not interfere with them living the life they were designed to live.

The ancient Taoists were just one culture who considered the intelligence of the natural world as their greatest teacher in how to live and nourish themselves. Through astute observation they were able to realize that they were a microcosm of this bigger picture and articulate the connection, mapping out how to stay aligned. They created a system that mimicked their natural teacher to live by. This alignment enabled them to feel as one with the Divine.

Fast forward to modern times and it is obvious how humans have lost this sense of connection and ignored the wisdom of nature losing their gratitude as they became more separated. We became more ill as each generation passed struggling to find health, inventing one diet after another as the answer.

A primary ingredient for embodying this Divine self similar wisdom is food. Considering our body exists because of food it makes sense that the food we consume will influence our body’s intelligence. There is much truth to the saying, “You are what you eat.”

When we eat according to this wisdom, and live according to the guidance of our Great Mother Earth we not only are given the optimum diet through what she puts out naturally in the environment in which we live, we return to our knowing that we are woven into the very fabric of it all. Without this sense of connection, the honoring of this intelligence, the gratitude for her gifts and sacrifices of our fellow creatures there can be no real health. The ritual of cooking with the knowing of all that has gone into each meal, not only for our health, but the sensuality of all the flavors, textures, aromas is a celebration in receiving the love bestowed upon us by our Divine Mother, which is the greatest ingredient of all to nourish our health and well being.

Eating the local seasonal foods in their natural form supports us to embody the wisdom of our Divine Mother and we can trust our bodies to know what it needs throughout the year, and throughout our life. It adjusts as its needs shift. Listening to our bodies and honoring it’s wisdom just as we honor the Earth’s we can let go of the latest diet trends that over ride our bodies’ signals and we can nourish ourselves optimally according to our own wisdom.

With all of this said seasonal recipes are great as general guidelines and inspirations that support you to cook seasonally. However, a winter recipe for someone in the tropics will look different than a winter recipe for someone living in the Yukon. Feel free to adjust your recipes for the temperature, harvest time, environment, your activity level, age, body’s needs, what’s already in your refrigerator that needs to be used and just happens to go well. Practice weaving the seasonal wisdom, foods and recipes with your immediate reality so you can build your trust in your body.

by Mary Lane
author, "Divine Nourishment, A Woman’s Sacred Journey with Food.
mentor at the Wise Woman University

Join me for my “Heal, Nourish & Honor the Feminine Within
six week teleseminar course at Wise Woman University starting
Tuesday, Feb 15th 8:30PM EST
. We will support each other, not as a victim, but as a warrior that has been given this sacred trust to heal, nourish and honor ourselves as we courageously, gently, and consciously learn to navigate this journey and contribute to this most powerful transformation in humankind. We only have to do our personal piece of the whole to affect the whole. When we realize the only thing wrong with us, are the old beliefs, that something is wrong with us, we will know her, AND ourselves.

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Heal, Nourish & Honor the Feminine Within

 


Divine Nourishment:
A Woman's Sacred Journey with Food

by Mary Lane

Divine Nourishment is a book designed to acquaint you with the rhythm and flow of the Earth’s wisdom through our relationship with nourishment. We witness the self similarity of our own human journey with nature as life flows through the seasons of birth, life, death and rebirth. We open to the wisdom and feminine energy within ourselves that is desperately needed to support balance and harmony in our world.

For generaddtions, the lack of understanding and acceptance of feminine wisdom has created self-rejection for women in societies across the world. The deep, collective wounding of the Divine Feminine has buried this wisdom in the shadowy depths of our souls. Reconnecting with nature is a valuable step toward healing.

In this book you can embrace the essential, energetic qualities reflected in nature and in your own physical, emotional and spiritual health. You will see how the seasons flow throughout the yearly cycle supporting life, death and transformation with no beginning and no end.

You’ll receive practical information to apply in your daily life that is nourishing and appropriate for alignment with the journey; healthy, organic seasonal foods, humanely raised and naturally grown, along with recipes, potions, tonics, practices and cleanses.

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ONLINE COURSE with Mary Lane
Divine Nourishment

This class is designed to introduce you to the rhythm and flow of the Earth’s wisdom through our relationship with nourishment using the Taoist 5 Element system of nutrition.

The Taoists are one of many ancient cultures who embodied their oneness with nature and followed a way of life to support it.

You’ll receive practical information to apply in your daily life that supports you to balance seasonal meals and nourish all your organ systems that is compatible with your lifestyle. You will be given a foundation that not only mirrors back to you your self similarity to nature, but it is a spring board for cooking as a sacred art in co-creation with our Divine Mother Earth. It is a beginning class that lays a basic foundation in which to expand upon and explore how we embody the soul of nature on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.

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About Your Mentor:

Mary Lane, author of Divine Nourishment, A Woman's Sacred Journey with Food. Through Mary’s 30 year career as a professional chef she awakened and deepened her understanding of the connection between food and nourishment, sustainability, the wisdom of nature, sexuality, and the Divine Feminine. She draws upon the wisdom of her own journey and weaves it with her expertise in the ancient Taoist 5 Element System of Nutrition, Plant Spirit Medicine, sacred sexuality, wildcrafting, and professional training as a chef. She is dedicated to supporting women to transform the self rejection buried in the shadowy depths of our unconscious to self care, honor and love.


 

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