“What if she uncovered a new layer of herself?”
It begins with an idea. “What if I could bake myself a treat that nourishes my body while satisfying my sweet tooth?” It then moves on to research mode. Find a recipe that fits the craving. It must be a sweet, coffee cake type dessert with fruit.
I find a recipe and begin grinding nuts, creaming eggs, and washing fresh blueberries. “What if I treated myself like this more often?” This business of intuitively creating what my body craves for fuel, for pleasure, and for sustenance?
The time it takes to mix and pour and bake is like therapy. It is a block of time out of my day to pause and dig around for the big questions that sit unanswered. It’s not about weight gain or loss, it’s about treating myself with tenderness and a lot of care. This is a moment to sift through layers of who I was, who I am, and who I want to be. This is the time to release old patterns and adopt new ones.
I pull the cake from the oven. It smells divine. I feel like I’m on the cusp of something new.