A Plain Man's Cooking Guide
To Bake a Better Cake
When you begin cooking for the first time, you rely on a tried and trusted recipe -
possibly one that your mother or grandmother has used many times. If you make a cake
to this recipe and it tastes all right, that gives you an experience to build on.
But it is only after having tasted the cake that you can sense that there may be another
ingredient that could be added or omitted that would make the cake more 'cake like' next
So, as you gather experience in your baking, you can create new and exciting delights for
yourself. After a few cakes, grandmother's recipe may have been totally changed and
There are very few people who have not, at one time or another (and most probably
recently) asked "Who am I and what is life about?" In all probability you
have said, "There must be more to life than this."
And, having made the statement, part of their 'inner wisdom' has lead people on to where
they are now.
Whether you believe it or not, it is that wisdom within you that has guided you throughout
your life. Some may be conscious of it, some may not ...
You know many things. During your lifetime you have accumulated much wisdom and
knowledge. ... ( Let's face it, we are still alive ... 'so we must have got
something right' ... )
This Wisdom is the part of you that knows that there is more to your life than you have so
far experienced and accepted.
Because of where you are in your life, because of your life experiences you are able to
recognise certain patterns and feelings.
Life, as you have experienced it so far, has been made up of many layers and images.
If you were held up to a light you would see that your life (and your
body) is made up of stories.You, your life is a series of stories, and your body is made
up of a series of images that, for some reason or other you have held on to. Perhaps your
family photograph album can best be used to illustrate this point.
During your life you have had a series of experiences that has made
you the person you are at this point in time. It is very important that you
As you look at yourself, you see yourself only in a moment.
You cannot yet see the potential of who you are to become.
Every experience that has come to make up you has been had by you for a reason, yes even
the so called unpleasant ones. Even those experiences that have left lingering scars
To acknowledge this is to accept yourself. To accept yourself as you are now, is to
allow the process of change to begin.
The greatest wisdom is to be able to recognise the perfection of the moment and then to
allow that moment to change into another moment of perfection.
As you read this, take time to look at yourself. Look at those things you value
within yourself. Even for those who say "there is nothing I value within
myself", know that there is something.
You may have just never been given the permission to look at yourself positively. If
this is the case, then know that your ability to know what others with low self esteem
feel like is something positive. Everything we think of ourselves can be turned
around to a positive view point.
As with the cake, so it is with your self and your self image.
You have been moulded by generations of beliefs that, in turn, have moulded your
gene pool and your character.
We all begin life with a set of ingredients, but what is made of life depends on how we
mix and change the ingredients to develop and change, accept and grow.
The energy we know as Kundalini is the flame that transmutes a set of raw ingredients into
the final cake ... and keeps on cooking every time we change the recipe ... until such
time as we accept that we are ... the perfect cake
"A Plain Man's Cooking Guide" was written, published and © by Transpersonal LifeStreams®, Tasmania, Australia.
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