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Uniqueness Through Almonds

I’ve just been reminded of our uniqueness in an interesting way: an updated food allergy blood panel. I won’t bore you with the list, but there was one interesting finding.

The test revealed a high reaction to almonds. I’ve been eating almond butter (although I prefer peanut) and almond milk (although I prefer soy) on the advice of well-meaning friends who know food. Turns out my body is just fine with peanuts and soy, but almonds are a big “no thanks.”

Food is such a hot-button issue. I share this because here almonds illuminate a wonderful truth: we each have to find what works for us, no matter what works for others, in no matter what area of life.

Finding out may take some exploration, be it a diagnostic process or meditation on what you’d really like for your own true expression, joy, and peace. Sometimes we borrow someone else’s truth for a time when we have lost touch with out own. In my younger years, I became a computer programmer on my father’s advice. That worked for a while and then became unbearable as I found my own path.

If you’re operating on someone else’s information, you may notice if that is still working for you in present time. Borrowed truths must be released when it’s time (and not before it’s time).

If you aren’t sure what’s right for you; be it in your work, your relationships, what you eat, your celebration of holidays, or anything else; you stand at the beginning of a great adventure of discovery. What a great place to be!

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