Raw Chocolate

by Sophie on December 11, 2016

A student asked me for my raw chocolate recipe yesterday. I first posted it 7 years ago, so here is my updated version:

Quantities are approximate, depending on how much you want to make and how sweet you like your chocolate.

  • 2 thirds cup raw cocoa powder
  • pinch of maca (careful: it can be an aphrodisiac!) or any superfood of your choice, like supergreens if you want your raw chocolate to be a ‘pick me up’/energy snack
  • 1 tbs raw coconut butter
  • 2 tbs raw virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp raw cocoa butter, grated or shaved with a fork
  • 1 tbs raw honey
  • Lucuma powder and mesquite powder to sweeten to taste. More Lucuma and less cocoa will make it taste more like commercial ‘milk chocolate’
  • 2 tbs raw tahini, enough to turn the above ingredients into a paste
  • 1 tsp cocoa nibs and/or 6 chopped raw cashew nuts, pili nuts, almonds if you want to add some crunchy consistency.

For truffles: refrigerate for 15 minutes then spoon into truffle shape and roll into more cocoa powder, either neat or sweetened with agave powder.

For everyday snacks: pour into ice cube trays, leave to set then keep in the fridge in dark glass jars.

Improvise, improve and let me know! Have fun!

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Spirituality in Action for Empaths

by Sophie on June 25, 2016

Will spiritual people and empaths PLEASE stop saying that everything is great and fine and will be OK and we are all just learning when things are obviously just plain shit? When things suck and are wrong and hurtful, just own up to it. Then go do something practical about it.

Owning up to it will allow your body to process shock, grief, emotions and sadness in real time rather than burry them and force them to reappear later when you don’t know what they are connected to any more. There may well be some individuals who are SO enlightened, that they never succomb to fear or sadness any more, but I have never met a person who did not feel sadness and I have met some seriously enlightened individuals. Your human alive body reacts to life with a cocktail of chemical reactions called hormones and while does creates too much drama and pain to let your hormones run the show, they are still real and need to be acknowledged and dealt with appropriately. So give yoursef time to FEEL, time to BE HONEST, time to RECOVER FROM SHOCK, time to GATHER REAL SUPPORT, time to GRIEVE, time to HEAL DEEPLY.

There is no shame in being sad or hurt or shocked or feeling humiliated if that is what you feel at that time. LET IT BE WHAT IT IS! You can work on yourself to heal that pain and to strengthen that part of you of course. I do it all the time. In fact, it’s the first thing I do when I am in pain, grief and shock. I work to heal it at the root cause. But you can only heal what you are aware of and acknowledge. Being spiritual does not mean you don’t have emotions. Being spiritual means you process your emotions to feed the love and not the fear.

When you feel better in yourself, go do something every day and practical, inspired by your deep spirituality, peace and Divine connection: that is SPIRITUALITY IN ACTION. It is responsible ‘sovereignty’, acting on your principles, and doing to others as you would have them do to you. It IS spriritual to feed the good wolf in every day, practical ways. And it is courageous. Sitting up on the mountain to meditate is very enjoyable and I remember clearly spending many lifetimes doing just that. But voting matters, laws matter, economic choices matter, being engaged matters. Meditation is the spiriual equivalent of refining something in a lab. Then what you discover in the lab has applications in the wider world. Same with your spiritual practice: if you don’t create with it in the world, your spiritual wisdom becomes redundant to the larger human experience.

“The world lowers my vibration” is a common complaint. I agree, the world lowers my vibration too. That’s why I spend so much time alone meditating or doing Reiki and why I choose who I keep company with so carefully. Then when my vibration is high, I go into the world and I do something useful and practical with it. You CAN keep your vibration ‘up’ and still see things for what they are. That’s why the Buddha’s eyes are half open and not all the way closed, by the way!

Please don’t hide behind your spirituality or use it as an excuse for inaction. Don’t allow your need for spiritual retreat to become a cowardly cover up for your fear of acting in the world. When we show up, we make mistakes, we get hurt, we even hurt others and all that is scary, I know! But showing up and owning our power is the courageous and honorable thing to do. Take the love, peace, connection and inspiration you create in your spiritual practice and go CREATE A BETTER EVERY DAY LIFE FOR ALL IN PRACTICAL WAYS.

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Surviving Bad World News as an Empath

by Sophie June 14, 2016 abuse

Empaths are affected even more strongly and more negatively than everyone else by public tragedies. I am an abuse survivor, so I don’t take pain lightly and this article is meant with the utmost respect for every human being. This is what I have found helpful: 1- Feel the shock, sadness, grief. Those are real […]

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Is Raw Food Miracle Food?

by Sophie March 10, 2016 Allergies

Is raw food, miracle food? Why do so many people say they healed from chronic illness on a raw food diet? My experience is that a raw food diet works because it removes what’s bad for us and adds more of what’s good for us: it gives us a break and a detox from all […]

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REMEMBER It’s the Solstice

by Sophie December 16, 2015 balance

Remember we are in the week leading up to the Solstice. Winter Solstice if you are in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that your body wants to slow way down to synch in with the increased night time hours. Now is the time to sleep more, eat more, do less, dream more, plant the seeds […]

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How to Deal with a Winter Cold Naturally

by Sophie December 5, 2015 balance

Prevention is best: enough sleep, not too much sugar, as little processed food as possible, no cows’milk product, daily bone broth, daily probiotics work well for my body type. Of course we all respond best to different foods and routines. It’s important to figure out what works for you. When I feel a cold creeping […]

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Healing for an Adult Survivor of Abuse

by Sophie September 28, 2015 abuse

Issue: Adult client reports being yelled at and berated by father out of the blue as an adult as she was as a child, feeling betrayed, deeply hurt feelings. Yelling triggers od fear of childhood physical violence. The pain inside, in second chakra particularly, is searing, bitter and twisting. Huge sadness at being pushed away […]

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What Do I DO? Help With Travel Anxiety

by Sophie September 9, 2015 balance

During one of my private sessions with Sophie Lhoste Healer, we dealt with old feelings (mostly anxiety) around travel. For most of my life, anytime I would approach an airport or train station, whether I was traveling or just picking up or dropping off others, it would bring nothing but waves and waves of anxiety. Even […]

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What Do I DO? Support Women’s Wisdom

by Sophie September 4, 2015 abuse survivor

“As I shared in my book The Birth of Magdalena, When I met Sophie Lhoste Healer at a women’s gathering, I had started to learn how to tune in to the messages that my body was giving me. I had learned to interpret my symptoms symbolically and see how the stories that I was carrying […]

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What Do I DO? Protect Women Energetically

by Sophie September 1, 2015 abuse survivor

I had a friend whose ex used to storm into her house yelling at her. We placed crystals in her bathroom turned in the direction of his house. We placed loving protection around her house. we did healing work with her to heal the violation of her boundaries and the fear his violent intrusions had […]

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