When observing a freshly cut peach and sunflower, you notice the similarities between the two. Darker on the inside and lighter on the outside, this stone fruit and flower are symbolic to human nature.
Most people who struggle in life, spiritually, are "dark" or hard on the inside. Whether they're hard on themselves, or have yet to purge the negative voice inside their head, the more we clean up our insides, we tend to lighten up and vibrate beautifully on the outside. Alleviating the pain or hurt from your heart (like a stone-cold heart), and allowing the light to come within, healing is the most important thing to do on a continuous basis to accept life's challenges.
Take a lesson from the sunflower, that no matter how much you are hurting, keep reaching for the light. Eventually, with time and healing, our inner worlds will blossom to become whole, healthy and complete.
Inspired by the beauty of these two, I decide to make a vegan peaches-n-cream crockpot. I love the slow cooker because it's easy to use for people who struggle with time management. Our lives cannot get any busier and the crockpot alleviates much time spent cooking. Plus, most crockpot meals tend to be budget-friendly too.
For the "cream" I used coconut yogurt, which any dairy-free vanilla yogurt will suffice.
You can throw everything in the crockpot or "spice" up this oatmeal with a peach compote to add to additional flavor. Enjoy!
"I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com