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6 Years Raw TODAY :)

Posted Jun 18 2008 6:08pm
OOooOoOOooo, I have a VERY excitingJUICY opportunityfor someone out there...I’ve been contacted by a lovely woman namedJenniferhere in the UK who is looking for someone to be alive-in chefat her beautiful new rural property in the north part ofEast Sussex, starting inmid-July(see pic – WOW ;).

The role involves preparingfresh veggie juices and salads dailyas part of a weight-loss programme for the land-owner. In return, the fortunate being who takes on this position will have their ownself-contained ‘bedsit’living area to enjoy. This position would suit an individual OR perhaps a couple who are happy to share the space together. The property covers8 beautiful acres, with organic gardens and a swimming pool due to be created this summer.

The position would suit someone who iscreative, open-minded and preferably talented at preparing healthy (mostly raw) foods, though Jennifer is willing to train someone to make juice too, if necessary ;)

It is ESSENTIAL that whoever takes on this role is acar driverwith their own vehicle, as Jennifer does not drive and part of the job would involve going to purchase produce from nearby shops/markets, etc. The position will be offered at first on a3-month trial basis, so that each party can confirm that this is something they feel good about ;)

Jennifer has recently returned to the UK fromCalifornia, where she lived in a raw community for a few years and she is hoping to create a similarsupportive networkat this new property here.

Aside from this ‘JUICY’ position, Jennifer is also seeking a live-ingardener/caretaker/groundspersonto manage the organic gardens and property, in return for living in another self-containedcottageon the land. (This cottage could also easily accommodate a small family unit or couple if necessary.) The ideal person for this position will have experience with gardening/landscaping/building etc.

There may also be other opportunities to move into a space on the grounds in the future.

Aside from the main house, bedsit and cottage, the estate also contains arestored barn, which has been converted into a lovely ‘workshop’ space, where gatherings will quite possibly be held in the future.

If you would like tocontact Jenniferabout the Chef or Gardener roles, please email her on:dragonfly229 (at) ‘at’ with the @ symbol), being sure to write ‘Community Retreat Project’ in the subject title, please.

(I imagine these positions are likely equally open tointernational candidatesas they are to UK residents, provided any international applicants take care of their own visa/travel arrangements, etc.)

onMay the 28thI had:

1 quart water

40oz watermelon/orange juice

½ tsp bee pollen

3 cups cucumber/radish/endive/cabbage/lettuces/spinach/carrot juice

3 cups water

1 quart cucumber/celery/apple/ginger juice

½ tsp spirulina powder

cup of rooibus tea

½ tsp coconut oil

2 cups cucumber/radish/endive/cabbage/lettuces/spinach/carrot juice

2 cups water

juice of 2 oranges mixed with spirulina powder

1 cup water

As I post this, it isMay the 30th 2008and it is exactly6 years todaysince I went raw, up in Iceland :)))

WHAT a journey it’s been :O I feel so veryblessedto be on this path, living my truth, sharing with so many incredible people and watching the shifts in lives/ is an amazing gift...

As I’m in England at the moment, I took the opportunity to seek outmy old diary from 2002, to see what my thoughts were during those fateful days 6 years are some choice excerpts:

Firstly, this is how I summed upthe evening beforethe 30th, when I was lent the ‘Raw Family’ book by my friend – a crossroads moment in my life...

May 29th, 2002

‘After dinner (pasta), felt veryfull and tiredand uncommunicative. Decided to go out to tent. Laid out there – cold, but made fires in my stomach and was fine. Then H, being very sweet, brought me sleeping bag andbooks to read. One of them was the story of the ‘raw family’ – Russians who only eat raw food. Read whole book in about 2 hours – it was fantastic,a revelation. Seemed so simple and so revolutionary – I felt like I should really do it. But somanycomplicationsseemed to be in the way. But then also, a lot of positive things for me – like I don’t own any kitchen stuff yet, I’m almost vegan now anyway, I work in greenhouses = free veg and no-one relies on me to cook, etc... Hmmm...decided to sleep on it...’

WOW – how perfect – laying with a belly-full of pasta, reading the book that was about to flip my life inside out ;)

Here’s what I wrote the next day...

May 30th, 2002

‘Didn’t sleep so well, as head was full ofrevolutionary thoughtsabout being raw. Sort of decided to do it, by accident – just prepared breakfast of fruit.It had begun. To work andhunger pangsstarting to creep in were fended off with cucumber shoots, as I turned them.’

(I was working in organic greenhouses at the time, tending cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers ;)

It’s so interesting to me to look through these old diaries and see how much my life has shifted these last 6 years...perhaps I'll share some more excerpts over the coming days, seeing where I was at on my journey back then ;)

Tonight I went to a5 Rhythms dance classto 'celebrate' the transformation I have experienced and danced myself into atrance of love and gratitude...LUSH...thank you to everyone who has rippled through my life path in these last years...may there be much morejoyto unfold together yet... :)

onMay the 29thI had:

1 quart water

juice of 2 oranges mixed with spirulina powder

3 cups watermelon juice

2.5 cups green juice: cucumber, celery, spinach, chard, radish, endive, cabbage, carrot juice

2 cups water

1lb GORGEOUS cherries

1 tsp green powder

2 cups green juice: cucumber, celery, spinach, chard, radish, endive, cabbage, carrot juice

½ a large, gorgeous papaya

2 cups green smoothie: mango/banana/spinach

2 cups water

onMay the 30thI had:

1 quart water

3 cups watermelon/orange juice

2 cups celery/cucumber/radish/endive/cabbage/watercress/arugula/cilantro/carrot juice

½ an amazing papaya

2 cups water

little bowl of delicious sea spaghetti seaweed with flax oil, ACV and kelp granules

1.5 quarts water

1 tbsp green powder

Lisain the UK wrote in to say:

"Hi Angela, great that you are back in blighty for a bit and good to hear that all theseinteresting thingsare happening over in the states - but is anything like it happening over ere at all do you know?sunshine and peaceLisa"

WELL, my dear...there is in fact a VERY exciting looking festie coming up in thelush Sussex countryside, fromAugust the 15th-18th. It is called the ‘Space of Love’ festie and is a different manifestation of the ‘Funky Raw’ festie that has been running every summer down in Devon for the last few years. The lovelyLara and Matthave taken over the running of the festie this year and transplanted it to Sussex, which will make it easier to access for all the raw foodies in the London/Brighton area... ;) There will be:

raw food talks, demos, music, yoga, drumming, massage, meditation, qi gong,

sweat lodge, raw goddess workshop, kids’ yurt, healings

and amazing raw/living food catered by the divine Shell

This is a drug-free and alcohol-free festie and tickets are capped at150 attendeeson the land, soregister soonif you want to be assured of a place ;) Weekend tickets for adults are a highly reasonable£60 for adults(£50 concessions), £30 for 6-18 year olds and under-5s go free. You can also just get aday passfor the Sunday, for £25.

For more info, see theSpaceOfLovesite – hope to see you there :)

All love,

Angela. xxx
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