Coaching Kitchen #125 Accepting What Is Offered

I have been finding that taking people up on what they are offering to me works closely with following the path of least resistance, in order to get to what is helpful to me. It seems there is guidance and wisdom flowing on a regular basis and it comes in multiple forms, ready for our acknowledgement and acceptance.

As we become aware of something we want in our lives, that awareness begins to trigger opportunities that work as a vehicle for us to move in that direction. The tricky part is that we may not see the connection at the time. That is where intuition comes in. Although our rational mind may not realize the link, our intuitive self is most likely tapping into it. By paying attention to our energy, intrigue, and the synchronous events unfolding before us, we open ourselves to a constructive path.

A coaching friend of mine was advertising a women’s developmental group in late summer. As I read her advertisement, I was not connecting in any large degree to the type of work participants would be doing, but my intuition was connecting and wouldn’t let me dismiss it. I had to tune out egoistic thinking and move from inertia to action. That was a pretty fast trip for me, since over the last ten years or so I’ve been learning the value of paying attention to my intuitive self.

The exercises and conversations we•ve been having in the group have allowed me to release things that I’ve been carting around since childhood. I know that these shifts are freeing me up to engage in my life’s mission. It is amazing what “emptying your back pack” can do for you.

Another gift from this group is sharing the experience with this wonderfully unique and caring group of women. They each bring their own wisdom and experience to bear, and openly share their gifts with the group. One is studying for her certification in a releasing and clearing technique and offered free sessions to the rest of us. Again, it so resonated with my intuition that I began working with her on an individual basis, and I am receiving enormous benefit from that, too.

One of the most beautiful aspects of this work and release is that it simply flowed into my life. I didn’t have to go seeking and researching it. There was no struggle. It only required paying attention to my energy and intuition, and fully participating. That is the tie to the path of least resistance. Sometimes we may not value help and resources when we happen into them. There may be an expectation that we need to research, weigh out, analyze, and process. Not so. Many times the greatest resources and messages simply fall into our laps.

In your journey this week, follow the path of least resistance and see where it takes you. Think about what you desire, take on a happy spirit, and value the nudges your intuition provides. There is power in that undercurrent•embrace it and enjoy what it offers.

Thanksgiving is coming up fast, and Mark has offered to make the turkey and stuffing for my family’s get together. His sausage stuffing is a family recipe and has become a hit with my family, too.

Mark’s Sausage Stuffing

1 • cups minced onion
2 • cups chopped celery
3/4 cup butter/sausage fat
3/4 cup vegetable broth (You can adjust the fat and broth combination to your preference for the amount of moisture you like in your stuffing.)
12 cups old bread, cubed, or unseasoned packaged dried stuffing
2 • teaspoons dried crushed sage
1 • teaspoons dried thyme
• teaspoon pepper
• cup dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
• teaspoon nutmeg
1 • to 2 lbs pork sausage

In skillet, cook sausage, onion, and celery until tender and sausage is cooked through. If you don’t want to use the sausage fat, drain it off at this point. Add butter to make up the remaining amount of fat. Add spices. Mix with bread in a large bowl. Add enough vegetable broth to get to the moisture content you prefer. (More moisture is needed for stuffing baked in a pan, than the stuffing put into the turkey.)

Stuffing is pretty versatile in terms of temp and time. It depends on whether you like it somewhat crisp and/or drier, or more moist. After the bird is stuffed, put leftover stuffing in greased baking pan. Bake at 350 (or 325 if baking with turkey) for at least 45 minutes. We like it moist, so we cover it w/ foil for the first 30 minutes or so, and then remove the foil and finish it off for 15 to 30 minutes. Baking time depends on how much stuffing you have in the pan and how spread out it is. If baking with turkey at 325 degrees, will need more time.

Turkey cooking tip: we•ve had great success with cooking the turkey in a bag — very moist. You can usually find the cooking bags in the baking aisle or with other plastic bag products. There is a turkey size versus a pot roast size. Directions are in the box.

Coaching Inquiries: Are their resources or messages that have been showing up as possibilities in your life? Are you prone to analysis paralysis or to analyzing through a rational or egoistic lens rather than tuning in to your intuition and energy levels? Have you noticed any synchronicity lately in terms of something coming up in multiple conversations, or in advertising, or something that you keep noticing? (For instance, you see a book review in the paper, then you come across it in a store, then someone mentions it in a conversation.) When you realize synchronistic events/messages, are you tuning in, does your intuition seem drawn?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Kate Kriynovich (
LifeTrek Coaching International
Columbus, OH

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