Year-End Reflections and a Yummy

January 7, 2009

I took this photo on one of my daily sunrise walks at the beach near our office. The power and beauty of it reminded my of the shining opportunity of new beginnings.

This is that numinous time when our shared consciousness is acutely aware of transitions – endings and new beginnings. These cycles happen all the time – every moment with our breath, every day with our light, and every year at this time with our Gregorian calendar.

As you’ll read next week in my newsletter article on New Year’s Resolutions, there is a wonderful invitation for change this time of year but it may be less about action and planning and more about inquiry for many. I encourage you to follow the winter movement of slowing down, turning inward, and listening to your heart. What did you love about 2008? What were you grateful for? What did you really want for yourself in 2008 that didn’t happen? What’s most important to your heart for this coming year? You’ll prosper most if you allow a little time to reflect on and write about what matters most to you at this time. We look forward to helping you realize in 2009 what you discover in your inquiry.

For fun, I want to offer a most yummy, fast, and healthy recipe for your New Year’s party or weekly treat. The women at my Truth about Food & Weight Loss Workshop loved it as did the party-goers at the event I brought it to last weekend. I hope you enjoy it too.

We are so grateful to have made contact with you this year and deepened our relationships with our treasured O C E A N friends. May 2009 bring us all closer to each other and closer to the truth of who we really are including our power to bring more love, peace, humor, and joy to our individual and collective worlds.

With love,

Dr. Rebecca

A Radiant Recipe For You

Yummy Spinach Basil Dip
By Dr. Rebecca Coleman

[adapted from Gabriel Cousins, Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine]

4 c  (to whole Trader Joe’s bag) baby spinach chopped
1/2 c fresh basil leaves cut with kitchen scissors or chopped
2/3 c macademia nuts
1/2 c pine nuts (can be soaked for 1 hr for more moisture)
3-4 T garlic olive oil (or organic first cold pressed olive oil)
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 t celtic or himalayan salt

Mix spinach and basil in a large bowl, set aside.

Add all remaining ingredients to a food processor (with S-blade) or Vitamix. Blend until thick and creamy. Pour over greens and mix well. Let sit in refrigerator for at least 2 hours, remove and mix again then serve with baby carrots, celery, snap peas, mushrooms, sliced red pepper, cauliflower, and/or raw seed or multigrain crackers. Enjoy!

Beck’s Notes:
I prefer this dip with a high greens to cream ratio so often add more spinach as indicated above. Also, all items (except fancy salt) can be purchased at Trader Joe’s for easy, economical shopping.