After my post on 21 Reiki Tips for Ebola Virus Disease and other Pathogens, I was asked by someone what exactly was “Reiki Soup?”
So, I decided to share with you all my famous Get-Better-Because-You-Feel-Like-Hell-Warmed-Over Reiki Soup. This recipe is not only good for any dis-ease any time of the year because it is warm and hearty, and chock full of nutrient-rich yummies, but it is incredibly easy to make!
You will need a few supplies for this.
- Wooden Spoon
- Large Soup Pot (preferably not an anti-stick one)
- Fresh veggies and herbs
- Dried herbs too
- Course Sea Salt (Pink Himalayan is extra yummy) and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- Water from a quality source
- Organic Cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- A wholegrain filler: brown rice, wheat pasta, or yummy barley.
- A warm heart
- Reiki Hands
- Optional: Organic Local Free-range Chicken Legs
The key to this recipe is that I generally make it with whatever I have on hand. So the soup changes from make to make, but there are of course a few staples:
- Lots of garlic, and onion (Sometimes fresh horseradish and ginger too)
- Colour. Greens, reds, oranges, and yellows. (Reiki Soup should be appealing to your tongue, nose, and your eye.)
- It needs to be easily digestible and fibrous. I wouldn’t add corn to this recipe.
- Good Intentions. Chances are that you are either making this for yourself or a loved one, so this seems to be an obvious one. However, as you are cooking from prep to serving or transporting; one must be conscious and mindful of what you are adding to the pot. Try to skip on the worry, envy, anger, annoyance, and jealousy for this recipe.
- Serve with a Smile. Serving others doesn’t just mean putting soup in a bowl. It is about the actual action of service to your fellow human beings. An act of random kindness for a neighbor or friend when they are ill and low-energy is a hallmark of any Reiki Practitioner. Reiki is so much more than laying on of hands.
Okay, so now I will give you the big dish of how to make a good heart-full Reiki Soup.
Kale and Potato Reiki Soup
1. Add your Olive Oil to the pot and toss in 2 Large diced Onions and 4-5 diced garlic cloves. Cook over medium heat until the house smells like Grandma’s kitchen (7-8 minutes.)
2. Next, fill the pot with water 3/4 to the top. And give it a nice stir.
2.5* If you are adding organic meat add it now still on the bone and skim off any meat foam.
3. Clean your potatoes, carrots and other root-vegetables and dice them. I like to keep the skins on my carrots and potatoes because there is necessary fiber and nutrients in the skins which is essential. Plus, it will keep some of the potato from completely melting into mush. Although some will anyway.Add them to the pot.
4. Go to your garden and collect your fresh greens and herbs. Grab a handful of cilantro, parsley, sage, and basil. Cut a bowlful of kale as well. Bring them in and rinse them all off. Remove any bugs or grass clippings. And set aside.
5. Chop up some celery, tomato, mushrooms, and green, red, orange, and yellow peppers. Usually one of each but depends on the overall colour. Have fun! And add to the pot.
6. Add your dried herbs and salt and pepper. Look what is in your cabinet and add what you have. I like to add dried herbs du provence, bay leaf, oregano, basil, parsley, and my favourite DILL weed. Figure about 2-3 tablespoons each, and a couple dashes of red pepper flakes. 10-20 cracks of fresh black pepper. And 2-3 tablespoons of salt. 3 Bay leaves, and 1 tsp. of cayenne.
7. I like to make a floating mandala of herbs on top of the water. Use your Reiki hands to make any symbols you may know over it, and say your intentions. Then, mix the brew all up in a beautiful spiral of herbal love.
8. After about 10 minutes I like to add my filler. But be warned don’t add too much of a filler because they will soak up all of your broth and you will end up with more of a stew rather than a soup. For this recipe I wold add maybe a half-cup of barley or pasta depending on the size of the pot.
9. Towards the end of the soup, you will know by tasting whether it needs more this or that. I add the fresh kale and herbs. I like to pick off from the center stems of the kale and say little prayers or blessings as add to the soup.
10. Before serving, make your final blessings using the CKR, NGZ, and DKM symbols. If you aren’t a Reiki Practitoner, simply visualize the soup filling with harmony, health, and hugs of love. Be sure it isn’t too hot because you don’t want anyone to burn their tongues in addition to having a bad cold/flu. Serve with a side of homemade bread and a glass of refreshing herbal Reiki water.
Namaste, Bon Appétit, and Get Well Soon!
- Creative Commons Photography courtesy of Wonderlan, Sarah R