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ENLIGHTENED EATING

Enlightened Eating & Livingby Amaritday H

alf way through the year and it’s time for another instalment... As always I feel so blessed to share my pearls with you..

June has many themes but they are run a common thread - self-care, self preservation and honouring thy process. Taking the time to check in with thyself then with one another. The crops are heartily growing and need water to flourish - always a delicate dance - a formula to glow by.  Solstice approaches - the day the sun stands still - marking the longest day of the year. Yet another turn of the mighty wheel. Litha is upon us.  It is a celebration of the power of the Sun - a Solar celebration! We are working with the element of fire and its power to transform. We are also working to heal strengthen and open our hearts, small intestines, and reproductive organs. As we begin to honour ourselves through self-care and seek out support during transformation and the strengthening of healthy relationships by making a sacred connection with ourselves, our beloved Mother Earth, our communities, our families and one another. Flowing from our core, like the fire within a sacred hearth, always pointing home, no matter where in the world we are. We are always OMMM.  Summer is a time to grow your own food, get to a farmers market or join a CSA! Eating seasonally appropriate foods helps you detoxify through the summer months so you don’t 42 | MYSTIK WAY MAGAZINE

become ill in the fall. The themes for June are - protecting the marriage and family, the Sacred Heart of your home and temple, protector defender of women, love and fertility, and social activism a new moon for sowing our dreams and desires, a full moon for releasing what no longer serves us and Beloved Father’s Day.... Dont forget to honor those amazing elder men in your life even if they are not really dads. Strong awesome respectful men deserve to be recognized.   Over the summer try to use all five flavours to stay nourished  The best cook cooking methods for summer would be quick stir-fry, sauteéing or just eating raw.  If you’re making soups use minimal processing, made quickly. Use things like summer squash, fresh tomatoes, blended avocado, or soup lots of bitter greens  Eat lots of salads using bitter greens, fresh herbs, seaweeds, fruits, seeds, and nuts. I encourage you to experiment with flavours. You’ll be surprised and delighted with the amazing results that you will savour every time. No salad will ever be the same!  Bitter Greens like kale, collards, lettuces, watercress, frissee, radicchio, chicory, dandelion, beet greens, artichokes, broccoli, amaranth, quinoa and dark chocolate  Sweet flavours like rice, corn, carrots, beets, green beans, summer squash, avocado, mushrooms, berries  Pungent flavours like cabbage, daikon, mustard leaf, leeks, onions, garlic, peppers, watercress, chilies, fresh herbs such as rosemary, basil,

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The Mystik Way Magazine is a monthly read, produced by an open spiritual group centered in, but not limited to Portsmouth England/Avalon and...

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