It feels so good to be back. I have neglected this blog site for a while and now feel that it is time to reconnect and get my fingers tapping away on the keyboard again to bring you more stories and insights about The Boy and the Cake and Master Adrian and Little Adrian.
Today I wish to say something about emotional blockages – actually I want to say something about a 43 year old blockage that I recently discovered, whilst out on an Eco-Soul Bush Experience in the Australian bush, with a group of people a couple of weeks ago. During this day out I had a memory that set off a train of events. The memory was about a toy ‘Rocket Launcher’.
When I was about 6 years old I was at a school fair and saw, on the ‘White Elephant stall’ a big white Rocket Launcher. It would have been 1969 or 1970 and the Rocket was a model of Apollo 11. Anyway, this Rocket Launcher caught my eye and I wanted it. I am not sure of the full details anymore and am not sure if I just missed out from not being quick enough, or whether I did not have enough money or whether my parents would not or could not buy it for me, or whether it was some other story. Whatever the story was, I did not get my Rocket Launcher that day, and somewhere that incident, that experience has stayed locked in my memory; in my subconscious,for 43 years and then BAM- it comes to the surface and I start to uncover that this subconscious memory/experience has driven much of my behaviour for all these years.
That Rocket Launcher story has, on many many levels, played itself out over and over again in my life and when I stepped in to work with it and change the subconscious story and programming and see what it was all about, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Arleen, my dear wife and therapist, coached me through a Life Alignment session and I got to uncover and re-program a lot of old beliefs. I had a clear image of where this story has affected the way I inter-acted in certain situations and could see how this has impacted on me and others around me throughout my life.
Even the name of the boy who bought the Rocket Launcher came to mind – Gary S******. Yes, his name and the whole ‘movie’ of the incident came flooding back to me. It was as if I were standing over myself and watching myself 43 years ago – in full HD colour.
The power of the mind is incredible, and our old experiences can easily block us in so many ways, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This old blockage of mine was deep within me and uncovering it, working with it, and putting it to rest, has been a great experience for me. I am so thankful for having the skills to uncover and work with these type of challenges and am also thankful of having Arleen beside me to support me in it all.
So, in light of this unblocking, Little Adrian has one less thing to carry and Master Adrian has one more thing to take on and look after – what a relief!
To celebrate my breakthrough Little Adrian and I made a cake together – A Grated Chocolate Cake
Ingredients: 3 eggs, 300 grams self raising flour, 200 grams sugar, 200 grams of softened butter, 1/2 cup of milk, 80 grams of organic dark chocolate, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence.
For those of you who want to add icing.
Icing: 100 grams icing sugar – sieved, 20 grams of the grated chocolate, 80 grams of butter. Mix well until smooth.
Method: Pre-heat oven to 190-200 C. Grate the chocolate (80 grams). Use an electric mixer and blend the eggs, sugar and butter until well mixed. Add the milk and vanilla essence and chocolate and mix in well. Slowly add the flour and mix in well. Put the mixture in a lined cake tin. I use a 25cm round cake tin. bake for 25-30 minutes.
For adding icing sugar mixture.
When the cake is cool, cut cake in half and add 1/2 of the icing mixture on the bottom half and smooth out. Add the other 1/2 of the mixture to the top of the cake and smooth it over the top.