Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My FIRST Raw Food Class and "Ambition to Meaning" (2009)

I give this movie an A+. It gave me the courage to move forward to teach my FIRST raw food class.

My goal with my first class is to simply offer delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes that do not need a dehydrator. I'll share my story and answer questions, and refer students to other resources. Here's the information!

The Raw Mocha Angel Presents:
I Want to be Raw, but What Can I Eat?

-Learn delicious, easy recipes that only need a juicer, blender, and food processor
-Learn how to stock your kitchen
-Ask your burning questions
-Handout included, with shopping list

When: Saturday, March 28, 2009
Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
Where: Fort Washington, Maryland
Cost: $100
Address will be given out upon registration.

Green Goddess Juice
Tropical Smoothie
Outrageous Oatmeal

California Sushi
Sun dried Tomato Sushi
Asian Spinach Salad

Tacos with the Works!
Nacho Cheese
Kale Salad

Apple Crisp with Cashew Cream Sauce
Blueberry Cheesecake

There is only room for eight people, so register early. Payment must be received by midnight, Saturday, March 21, 2009, or your space will be given to the next person. If you pay but cannot attend, let me know by midnight, Thursday, March 26, and you'll get a full refund. After March 26, refunds will not be given.

You can pay with a credit card via PayPal to If you'd prefer to write a check or money order, email me at and I will give you the address to send in your registration. A questionnaire, class location address, and contact information will be sent to all paid registrants. Email me with any questions.

I saw Ambition to Meaning last night at Mystickal Voyage. I was there to do a reading for someone and teach a yoga class. The client was a no-show. This movie was playing, so I sat down to watch it. WOW!

Filmed on coastal California’s spectacular Monterey Peninsula, Ambition to Meaning captures every person’s mid-life longing for a more purposeful, soul-directed life.

Ambition to Meaning explores the intertwined lives of an overachieving businessman,
a mother of two young children seeking her own expression in the world, and a film director trying to make a name for himself. Ambition to Meaning not only inspires, but also teaches us how to find the path to our spiritual purpose and therefore our greatest joy.

“I am 68 years old and I have a new career,” Dyer explained. “When I was asked to do this film, I didn’t think ‘I’m too old to do something I’ve never done before.’ I thought ‘I am open to everything. I am willing to change and to learn.’ I’m more proud of this film than of anything I’ve ever done before.” Wayne Dyer appears in the film as himself. The website is

I originally came in on the scene where the gardener is talking to the film director. The gardener had been child prodigy pianist. He said that he'd been so afraid to disappoint family and friends that he started to disappoint on purpose. While he was talking music was playing, and he began to play the song on the piano by ear. He had thrown away a career out of fear.

I was feeling him. I thought to myself, what am I so scared of? There is so misinformation and dogma in the raw vegan community. I do not want to be so hardcore that I confuse people. I truly believe in listening to what your body is telling you. I joke that one day I will write a cookbook called The Intuitive Raw Vegan because everyone is different and has different nutritional requirements. So I thank Wayne Dyer and Tracie Coleman who asked me to do this class :-).



Gorge Green Guide said...

Congrats on the class Althea! It sounds scrumptious - wish I lived closer. Way to be courageous and take take leap! Ripples of inspiration are spreading ;>

lifeAgift said...

I'm just loving how the "no show" client for the reading allowed the universe to give you a better "appointment" for your life. One that has propelled you to action. AWESOME isn't it!

I'm a RAW enthusisast in TN that needs to be offering classes and discussions too.

I'm also a distant fan of Dyer, so I will defiantely visit his website and check on details re: the movie.

Thansk for being you, in this season in this place. What an inspiration.

lifeAgift from RFT

Althea said...

And thank YOU Ayesha and Karen. I so appreciate your loving comments. Thank you so much.


TwinkieR* said...

Congrats to you!!! I am glad that I found your site. You are awesome. I am going in this direction as well and it is nice to know that others are following their life's passions too. Have an incredible day! I will be reading.



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