Welcome to another week of the boy and the cake. The cherry cake that we made last week was very yummy and it is so wonderful to know that several people actually took the time out to bake and eat a cherry cake this week too – the global cake eating party has begun.
When it is your birthday why not celebrate it by sharing what sort of cake you had – perhaps you could use one of the recipes from here to help you celebrate. And let us all know about it!
I shared my cherry cake with friends and family and of course my little boy. He enjoyed it so much that he is still smiling. I have been thinking of what name to give and use for this little boy. The name that I have decided on is ‘Little Adrian’. I feel that this is the part of me that this site is really about. It was he who started this whole process and I want to honour him for that. You can see a picture of him above. He is 6 1/2 years old in the photo.
Little Adrian loved the cherry cake. It brought back memories (through the taste buds) of times when he stayed with his Granny, who used to bake the cherry cakes for him. During the week, with these memories flooding back, I worked with an old issue that keeps popping up for me throughoiut my life. Right at the seat of the issue was – yes, there he was, Little Adrian.
Working through a process of unblocking some of these thought processes, feelings and actions with regard to my business and unravelling some of it’s components; like finance, clients, direction and service, I came to see more clearly how these old childhood experiences have been lodged into my sub-conscious and have prevented me on some level from moving forward or expanding more easily in my business.
Looking at how these old habits, fears, experiences and memories hold me back is very interesting. By mapping out the process with a Life Path Process; one of the techniques that I use, I worked through what needed to be manifested to support me and also got a deeper understanding of what the blockages and issues were. One of the blockages that I identified was around the balance of giving and receiving with regard to my service to people and the world and finding a healthy and fair payment for it. I recognised that Little Adrian was running the show from an old belief system and experience connected to his ‘working class’ grand-father. It is amazing how some things get stored in the sub-conscious and stop us from moving forward.
If I look at this image and use it as an inner learning process; having my cake and eating it is not so easy for me. When Little Adrian is present and running the show there is no cake to be eaten. So now, Master Adrian has arrived to bake with Little Adrian and to share the cake and of course show him that everything is being taken care of. In this space Master Adrian can attend to his business knowing that Little Adrian is happy to sit and eat some yummy cake. This is a great business partnership and it is working really well. Morning and afternoon tea breaks are so much fun!
See if you can bake a cake and set aside some time to share morning and/or afternoon tea with your little inner child/ren. Perhaps there is a part of your own life where you are not having your cake and eating it.
To help you along the way here is another yummy cake recipe. If we all practice eating cake every week we will get more of an idea of what it is like to have our cake and eat it – even more often.
This one is a smooth chocolate cake and I can already see the chocolate around Little Adrian’s face as he relishes in cleaning out the mixing bowl, licking the spoon and beater and eating the cake once it is baked.
4 eggs, 300 grams of self raising flour, 200 grams of sugar, 80-100 grams of chocolate (grated) – I use Lindt chocolate, 3 tablespoons of cacoa powder, 200 grams of butter, 200 mililitres of milk.
In one bowl mix the SR flour, cocao and grated chocolate. In another bowl mix the eggs, butter and sugar until well mixed and then slowly add the milk. Mix it all for about 2 minutes.
Add the dry ingredients to the egg, sugar and butter mix and mix for about 2 minutes.
Put the mixture into a greased (buttered) cake tin – 25cms in diameter. bake for approx 35 – 40 mins at 180C. You may need to cover the top of the cake for the last 10 minutes with foil, depending on your oven.
Cool for a while and then eat it. It is nice to serve it with a good dollop of fresh cream!