Wednesday Guest Blogger: Amy Oscar

This week, I am proud to bring to you blogger and Hay House Author, Amy Oscar (www.amyoscar.com).

About Amy:

As Founder and CEO of As If, Ltd.,I am working to expand the space for love in the world. I am an author, teacher and intuitive consultant, encouraging you to develop a personal relationship with the Divine. In 2010, I wrote Sea of Miracles: An invitation from the angels, the story of what happened when I began writing a magazine column about angels with Doreen Virtue. In 2009, we co-authored a collection of stories called, My Guardian Angel: True Stories of Angelic Encounters… (Hay House, 2009).

From our years of collaboration, I’ve learned a great deal. But I’ve learned even more from the angels and the Divine presence in all things – and from the thousands of personal accounts of divine encounters that have streamed across my desk – straight into my heart.

Reading these stories changed me – It truly was a sea of miracles! – and the experience changed my life. Today, I write and teach out of my own insights into human consciousness and our relationship with the Divine.

 

The Voice of Guidance

One Wednesday morning, on the day that the March Soul Caller Training began, I woke nervous, as I always am, just before a class begins. Making my way to the bathroom, I switched on the light and found that, in the middle of the night, in the dark, I’d put my sweatshirt on backwards AND inside out.

Then, I read the tag and instantly, every bit of nervousness dissolved. “Grace Woman”, the tag read.

Sweet.  The voice of guidance will surprise you in the most delightful ways!

It was such a little thing – a coincidence, a mistake, really. Yet, it changed my whole day: it reminded me that the voice of guidance is always there; always playing with me, dropping signs and messages into my world with whimsy and the most exquisite timing.

It reminds me that even though, every day – every single day – there is something new to push against; this nervousness or some other new challenge pressing against the other side of the gate: a symptom, a pettiness, a habit of settling for less than I know I am capable of, I am going to find, when I wake up, some miracle.

The voice of guidance reminds me:

Wake up anyway.

Wake up earlier

Argue with the other voice that says that life is a string of hardships, designed to trip you up: the voice that says, ‘not yet,’ ‘maybe next week,’ ‘you’re not ready’, ‘not pretty,’ ‘not enough’ to have the life that you want.

The voice of guidance – the voice that whispers, “Go on …”

Ride the bike.
Get the autograph.
Leave earlier.
Stay longer.
Reach for the hand of the person you love.
Put on that new perfume that, even though it makes you feel exposed,as if you were trying too hard, makes you also feel beautiful.

Feel for that voice, even though it’s hard to get past (and through and over and beyond) that knotty thing in the center of the belly that tells you you’re not the kind of person who…

Transcend it, ignore it; that voice misunderstands; it’s forgotten how the world actually works: this sea of miracles where, if you want it, all you need is vision and clarity and intention.

A sea of miracles in which, the moment you ask for more, it’s there – waiting just outside the door, and all you must do is pull it toward you through time and space.

Find the voice of guidance, it’s there, under the knotty thing, whispering…

-make the call
-start the class
-ask the question
-rent the office
-hang the shingle
-send the manuscript.
-add that new ingredient to the sauce you know by heart
-call the person you admire and invite her to lunch

What’s the worst that could happen?

What’s the best that could happen?

Listen for it: the voice of guidance always argues for your greatness, your beauty, your more than enoughness.It has a different tone, a different timbre – it loves you.

So, next time the mean old other voice whispers, “That idea is silly/foolish/lame/old-fashioned/boring/stupid/so yesterday; turn away, turn deeper, listen from that place that knows who you really are – the place where the voice of guidance makes its home:

And follow its lead…

because even though you might …stutter a little/forget your lines/leave out a chunk of content in your first class/ break a heel/skin your knees…

… you will have moved, reached, opened and let yourself live.

Guest Blog

It is Wednesday, and so time for me to introduce you to one of my favourite bloggers.  Unlike most of my guests, Tia does not blog about cancer.  Instead she blogs about something we all can relate to, FOOD, and delicious food at that.  You can find her blog at www.iamsimplytia.com.  Intoducing Tia:

When Florence asked me to do this guest blog post, I was truly honored. I think I smiled for the entire day and did a happy dance every time I thought about my new and exciting task! You see, I cook every day for my husband and whenever I ask “Honey, what would you like to eat today?” He would replied “Babe, whatever you cook, you know I’ll eat” So basically he’s never any help and I usually have to end up cooking what I want. Fun but not really challenging.

Tia and her PIC (Partner in Crime, a.k.a. Hubby)

 And then it was as if the culinary gods smiled on me.  Along came Flo asking me to guest post for her with a cancer fighting recipe/dish. Oh goodness! She didn’t have to ask me twice. I was super duper happy to have someone request something specific (well, kinda specific) and I had even decided that instead of one dish, I was going to make a entire meal! An appetizer, an entree and a dessert. I could have barely contained myself when I started looking up “cancer fighting food” However because WordPress allows a specific amount of space, I didn’t want to hog all of Flo’s so today I give you a Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
 
Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
Serves 2
For the marinade:
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, smashed
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper
2 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
For the glaze:
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
salt
Method:
1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a large, shallow dish. Add the salmon fillets and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning after half an hour.
2. In a baking dish, arrange the salmon fillets, skin side down. Add half of marinade (discard other half) and let bake for 20 minutes on 350 F.
3.  Meanwhile, in a saucepan, simmer all the ingredients for the glaze over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 8 minutes-it will thicken more when it comes off the fire). Spoon over salmon and serve immediately.
 
The best part of this whole experience (other than sharing this lovely dish with you wonderful people), was the information I accrued along the way. Every day for 3 days while looking for dishes and ingredients that are beneficial to cancer prevention and/or cancer fighting, I found out invaluable information. For that Florence, I am truly grateful. Thank you all for reading and I really hope that if you’re a salmon fan, you’ll try this recipe soon. It’s healthy, tasty and an excellent cancer-fighting dish!

The belly rules the mind – Spanish Proverb

Tia@IamSimplyTia.com

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