We are always leaning on something to find strength, whether it is faith, another person, or even fear. The good news is that you can shift your weight and bring yourself back into your own knowing when you realize you are reaching outside of yourself. When it comes to baking, I learned to lean on my soul early on, and whenever I make these carrot cakes, I am reminded to stay attuned to my magic.
MEDITATION FOR LEANING ON YOUR SOUL
Sit comfortably with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths to put you in the space for shifting. Imagine all the ways you have been moving outside yourself and leaning on people, places, and maybe even substances instead of your soul. See them scat-tered around you like flower petals. Reclaim each petal, one by one, back to your center. Feel it get absorbed into the light at the center of your being, then feel the light grow stronger, larger, and warmer. Once you’ve gone through as many petals as you can think of, bring your focus to the expanding light in the center of your being. Take a deep breath in and hold it, feeling the light radiate all over your body, supporting and holding you, and silently say, “I choose to lean on my soul.” Exhale and relax.
Reprinted with permission from Eat With Intention: Recipes and Meditations for a Life That Lights You Up