Thursday, March 6, 2008

Salsa, grapefruit and the power of the mind...




Well, two things are on my mind right now...

The first is that I made a delicious fresh salsa just now. Yums. I used plum tomatoes, a while onion, tomatillos (sp?), garlic, a shake of curry, cilantro, fresh lemon, ground black pepper and kosher salt. It was so good, and fun, I had a blast chopping and tasting all the way thru it. But this brings me to my second thought...

I thought, "Hmmmm, why don't I just go outside and pick a lemon off the tree and use that; my thought was that it would taste good and also keep the avocados green when I slice them and throw them on top of the salsa...So, I go out back, pick a nice sized lemon, came in, cut it open, and whatta ya know, it was a juicy pink grapefruit! I didn't even know I had a grapefruit tree in the back...and it's loaded! I took a bite and it was sweet as sugar...what a great way to get my vitamin C today!

But here's the kicker...some of you (probably all of you) may recall my early experience with visualizing in the late 70's. I had just read about it and thought I would experiment. The idea is that you concentrate hard enough and visualize something very thoroughly, it will be manifested into your life...remember, this was 30 years before "The Secret"...so I thought I'd give it a try. It was the dead of winter. I wanted to visualize something that I would never place in my life, so that I could really do a reality check on it...if I visualized diapers, well yea, diapers would come into my posession because I had two infant daughters...so what could I visualize that would be "pure", not greedy or financial, etc. So I visualized a grapefruit. I didn't particularly like grapefruits and I would never ever buy one, especially since it was the dead of winter in Ohio, 30 years ago. Not a heck of a lot of chance on stumbling upon a grapefruit in my house. So I visualized a grapefruit...I really really saw this thing, the pores, the yellow and pink skin, the curve of the shape, etc. Anyway, I can't say for certain how long afterwards, but it was quite soon that a package arrived on my front porch, right there at my door and guess was it was?...yep...an ENTIRE CRATE of grapefruits. How? A friend of my mother-in-law sent it to me from Florida...I hardly knew this guy...but there it was!!! Not just one grapefruit, an entire crate.

Which brings me to today...not just one grapefruit, but an entire tree, right here at my door...hmmmmm....oh dear, here comes that magical thinking thing again...that thing I do...this would be good to ponder over salsa....

2 comments:

frizzlefry said...

Awesome. I am going to sit here and meditate on a nice fat check for the sale of our business. Honestly, I believe it's going to happen.

Thanks for the reminder!

Eliot Bowman said...

That's pretty cool.