Touchstone for Life Newsletter – July 2019
Changing your life can be as simple as chaining your mind. If you radiate happy-go-lucky, light-hearted energy, you will lift the spirits of others around you, and before you know it you will notice that people will respond in a more upbeat way.
There is no doubt that lucky people see the positive potential in everything, and this is a fabulous gift that you can give to yourself.
Love and appreciation,
Freedom and guilt always involve some level of forgiveness, whether it for yourself or someone else. People are reluctant to offer forgiveness because they have so many reasons not to, some of which might be very convincing.
FREEDOM FROM GUILT
Freedom is defined as the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
Guilt is defined as a feeling of having done wrong or failed in an obligation.
Where there is guilt there is no freedom. If one feels as if they have not honored obligations or done something wrong they will not feel free. Freedom involves honoring one and others uninhibited.
Guilt obstructs this because if one feels guilty about something that means their attention is not creating the best for themselves or others.
If one feels guilty they are often focused on negative feelings of shame and punishment.
There is no freedom of guilt.
Spicy Chipotle Blackened Tempeh Wraps
Makes 1 sandwich
Gluten, egg, and dairy-free
4 slices of tempeh (I cut 2 2″ slices and then cut those in half, vertically)
Blackening spice (recipe below)
Chipotle Ranch sauce (recipe below)
Lettuce or sprouts
Chipotle Ranch Recipe
Makes 1/4 cup
Gluten, egg, and dairy-free
1 Tbsp. nondairy sour cream (like Tofutti, Follow Your Heart, or Trader Joe’s name brand non-dairy spread)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. nondairy milk
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 clove of garlic, peeled
- 1 tsp chipotle pepper
- Combine everything in a high-speed blender until smooth.
- Store in the fridge until needed.
Blackening Spice Recipe
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- pinch of salt
- Combine all herbs together in a shallow bowl.
- Lightly oil each tempeh slice and place into the seasoning. Coat on all sides.
- Coats enough for 4 2″ tempeh slices.
- Heat 1 Tb olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
- Saute coated tempeh slices on both sides for 2 minutes or until blackened.
Assembling the Wrap
- Place tempeh, a portion of the chipotle ranch, and the remaining optional toppings into a brown rice tortilla.
- Wrap carefully (those tortillas can be fickle–I warmed mine for 15 seconds prior to loading just to make it a little more pliable) and slice in half.
- Dip in remaining chipotle sauce if you so desire.
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