This morning, I started writing a blog post about raw food diets and minerals. But I got distracted. Minerals and raw food will have to wait. Something much more interesting happened today and I want to share with you.
I was up quite early and decided to run down to the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. As you know. it is one of my favorite Sunday haunts. Getting there early, before the shoulder to shoulder crowd was a gift. I had the room and the time to absorb the wonderful colors and textures surrounding me. I received another gift this morning. The gift of listening to my body and asking what it needed. I was amazed at the clarity of the answers.
The market was alive today. The herbs, bedding plants and greens have now been replaced by hundreds of cucumbers, eggplant, onions, garlic, melons, sweet corn and carrots along with many other exotics grown by the local farmers. It was dazzling.
As is my usual custom, I started my first trip through. I always walk through twice. On the first pass, I take pictures. I need to be in the moment, searching for shapes, colors, compositions. The second time I buy all of the wonderful things that I book-marked the first time through. Something interesting happened today. As I approached some beautiful, fresh corn (a favorite) I felt a strange rejection. I stopped and took note. It was so loud, I had to listen.
I was so intrigued by this response, I decided to take a minute and instead of just buying what what my mind and eyes were telling me to buy, I simply asked my body what it wanted. The answers were loud and clear. I ended up coming home with an entirely different collection of fruits and vegetables than I thought I would. Not what I thought I “wanted” but apparently what I needed!
The simple asking of the question, asking my body instead of reacting to what my mind thought it wanted was an interesting and fun experience. I came home with an entirely different collection of fruits and vegetables than I thought I would! I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and start creating raw food recipes!