I'm always amazed that when I shift my attitude and the way I see situations and people and experiences, things shift in my life. Sometimes subtly and sometimes more dramatically. It's so true that when we look for lack we experience more lack. When we look for abundance we experience more abundance. Even in really practical ways.
Like for me a few Sundays ago. We got home on Saturday evening after being away for a week. We unpacked the car and pretty much went to bed not really thinking about the next day. I woke up Sunday morning wondering what I would make for breakfast because I didn't think we had enough of anything in the fridge to come up with a meal. I decided to read for a few minutes before 'handling' the breakfast situation and picked up a book called The Law of Divine Compensation that I had started reading a while back but hadn't picked up in a few weeks. I was feeling called to go back to it because I noticed I had been focusing on lack recently. I was stressing about money. I was feeling distracted by it a lot lately. And then I read Marianne Williamson's words...
"God will do His part when we do ours. Even if we have only a frayed hat, we can still put our hat on and show up for life. We can pray for a miracle and think miraculously. Abundance and prosperity will show up when we do."
I knew I needed to be more present and focus on gratitude for every little thing in my life and have faith that I am always divinely supported. I have more than enough already, way more than a frayed hat, and I needed to be showing up and tune into all the abundance already in my life. Everywhere.
I went about my morning, remembering that I needed to pull together a breakfast before heading out for church. I decided I wasn't going to focus on NOT having enough of anything but instead to look at what I did have. I wanted to make my Really Good Pancakes recipe (named by my 14-year old Jacob after the first time he tried them) so I started looking to see if we had the ingredients, figuring I could improvise if needed.
On this morning, after a week of being away, with a nearly empty refrigerator, I pulled out EXACTLY the 6 eggs I needed AND poured the EXACT amounts of unsweetened almond milk and maple syrup (I'm talking to the drop) that would allow me to make the recipe and have a delicious breakfast in time for church.
I was thinking it would be great to have some blueberries on top but didn't think we had any. I was about to let go of that wish but instead decided to look in the freezer and guess what I found under the frozen bags of broccoli? Yep, one hiding bag of blueberries.
I adjusted my attitude, showed up and tuned into the abundance that morning in my quick little breakfast. I laughed, knowing God was reminding me that abundance can even be found in my almost empty fridge.
I hope you enjoy these pancakes as much as we did that morning and you can know that they are abundant with REAL food goodness. Perfect to nourish your body and your spirit.
Preheat griddle on medium heat.
Whisk 3 eggs.
Add and whisk:
1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other milk of choice)
1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup (depends how sweet you like them)
1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla (the REAL stuff)
In a separate bowl, mix:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt (I happen to love Redmond REAL Salt.)
1 Tbsp. cinnamon (or as much or as little as you like)
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients about 1/4 cup at a time, whisking while you do.
Slather organic coconut oil, ghee or butter on the griddle.
Use a ladle, measuring cup or ice cream scoop to pour the batter onto the hot skillet, forming pancakes in whatever size you like and can actually flip pretty easily.
We love topping these with lots of organic butter, chia seeds, warmed blueberries and raspberries or baked apples and a bit of REAL maple syrup.
I highly recommend eating these slowly and tuning into all the abundance in your life.