The Cosmic Kitchen & Ordering with Affirmations

Why do affirmations work?

Affirmations work because your thoughts are not contained in that physical structure we call the brain.  We are all connected (yes, all) in Divine Mind, Unlimited Potential, God, whatever you want to call it.  Your thoughts, whether they are positive or negative, are an energy that connects to the Universal Consciousness, the Cosmic Kitchen and Chef, and the Law of Attraction that brings your orders to you.  Affirmations are energized even more with positive feelings, so practice FEELING your affirmations as though they are already a reality! affirmations

There are 8 key principles to follow when making affirmations:

  1. You need to decide what you want.
  2. Cosmic kitchen orders are positive, present tense, and personal.
  3. Include words that convey positive, energetic feelings.
  4. Trust the timing of delivery, let go of your timeline.
  5. Let the cosmic chef decide how you receive your order.
  6. Allow your inner wisdom to guide you in the right balance between action and allowing.
  7. Believe that you deserve to have a wonderful life.
  8. Feel gratitude to the universe and the cosmic chef for fulfilling your order in the most miraculous way.

Examples of Affirmations

Clearing out old menu items

  • I rejoice in creating the new “inner landscapes” that produce change on the outside.
  • I have clear insights that assist me in releasing the past.
  • I am willing to open my arms and claim the wonderful life I deserve.
  • In this moment, I choose to believe that the Universe is abundant and that I am deserving of all good.  I am part of the Universal flow of energy in an ocean of abundance.  Every day I express gratitude for all that is a part of my life.


  • My talents are recognized.  My talents are in demand.  I open my arms to prosperity.
  • I welcome an abundance of joy, love and money into my life.
  • The Cosmic Chef arranges for me to meet those who will assist me in my career.

Health and body

  • My body has a remarkable capacity for healing.
  • I easily choose to nurture my body with healthy foods.
  • Every cell in my body is alive with health and energy.
  • My body is strong and healthy.

Love and relationship

  • I love and accept all parts of myself.
  • I express my feelings openly and easily.
  • I forgive myself and others totally.
  • I am aware of past patterns that no longer save me and release them easily.
  • I enjoy wonderful associations with positive, uplifting people.
  • My relationships are filled with joy and fun and love.
  • I am so grateful to be in a nurturing loving relationship with my perfect life partner


  • I am joyfully and gratefully receiving miracles.
  • With great joy, I welcome the opportunity to make wonderful changes in my life that will have positive effects for the entire planet.  I am a pioneer in the revolution to change the outer aspects of life by starting within myself.


The Defender of Free Speech

1st Amendment Free Speech – it’s so hot right now.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes up on the July Bar.

This is a good interview from today with Amal Clooney.  She’s talking about 1) her case defending Azerbaijani journalist, 2) her celebrity status, and 3) her view on the current Primaries frontrunner republican candidate.

Amal Clooney: ‘Why I’m defending Azerbaijani journalist (Khadija Ismayilova)’ – BBC News


Bagger Vance – more on the game

Last week I watched a movie: The Legend of Bagger Vance.  I was teased endlessly for watching it — probably because it’s so old and because it was not known for being a good movie.  But reading the the information capsule intrigued me.  It seemed to be a magical movie, with a magical caddy who gives his golfer some advice on getting better at his game – not just the golf — but the game of life.

It was a sweet viewing for me.  A golden boy goes off to war.  He leaves his home in which he is the star, married to the belle of the town, makes no wrong step, does all right things, and has a great and ethical character.  He goes to war, sees the atrocities of humanity and humankind, he sees the ill that humans to do each other.  He fights brave fights yet loses his men in battle.  He comes back home, and is utterly broken.  He cannot handle his hero’s welcome.  He cannot handle life.  He sinks in drink, in escapism.  But then, all of a sudden, he is somehow persuaded to take up his golden game – the game he used to be so good at.  And the movie is about his battles within that.  I want to put some quotes here, so i remember it for later, should I ever want to.

Hardy Greaves:  the narrator of the story
Bagger Vance: the caddy
Rannulph Junuh: the golfer
Adele Invergordon: the woman who organized the match/ the golfer’s love

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Bagger Vance: The rhythm of the game is just like the rhythm of life.

Rannulph Junuh: I lost my swing Adele…
Adele Invergordon: Really? Where did it go?

Bagger Vance: See, the trick is to find your swing.
Rannulph Junuh: What’d you say?
Bagger Vance: Well you’ve lost your swing.  We’ve got to go find it.  Now it’s somewhere in the harmony of all that is; all that was; all that will be.

Bagger Vance: Yes. Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing.  Something were born with.  Something that’s ours and ours alone.  Something that can’t be taught to you or learned.  Something that’s got to be remembered.  Over time the world can rob us of that swing. It gets buried inside us, under all our “wouldve’s and couldve’s and shouldves.”  Some folk even forget what their swing was like.

Bagger Vance: What I’m talking about is a game.  A game that can’t be won only played.
Rannulph Junuh: You don’t understand.
Bagger Vance: I don’t need to understand.  There isn’t a soul on this entire earth that hasn’t got a burden to carry that he doesn’t understand.  You are not alone in that.  But you’ve been carrying this one for long enough.  It’s time to to go on, to lay it down.
Rannulph Junuh: I don’t know how.
Bagger Vance:  You have a choice.  You can stop.  Or you can start.
Rannulph Junuh: Start?
Bagger Vance: Walking.
Rannulph Junuh: Where?
Bagger Vance: Right back to where you have always been, and then stand there.  Still.  Very still.  And remember…
Rannulph Junuh: It’s too long ago.
Bagger Vance: Oh no, it was just a moment ago.  It’s time for you to come out of the shadows, Junuh.  Time for you to choose.
Rannulph Junuh: I can’t.
Bagger Vance: Yes you can.  But you aren’t alone.  I”m right here with you.  I’ve been here all along.  Now play the game.  Your game.  The one that only you were meant to play.  The one that was given to you when you came into this world.  Are you ready?  Strike that ball Junuh.  Don’t hold anything back.  Give it everything.  Now’s the time.  Let yourself remember.  Remember YOUR swing.  That’s right Junuh, settle yourself.  Let’s go.  Now is the time, Junuh.

Bagger Vance: Put your eyes on Bobby Jones.  Look at his practice swing, almost like he’s searching for something.  Then he finds it.  Watch how he settles himself right into the middle of it.  Feel that focus.  He’s got a lot of shots he could choose from — Duffs and tops and skulls.  There’s only ONE shot that’s in perfect harmony with the field.  One shot that’s his authentic shot, and that shot is going to choose him.  There’s a perfect shot out there trying to find each and every one of us.  All we’ve got to do is get ourselves out of its way, to let it choose us.  You can’t see that flag as some dragon you got to slay.  You’ve got to look at it with soft eyes.  See the place where the tides and the seasons and the turning of the Earth, all come together — where everything that is becomes one.  You’ve got to seek that place with your soul Junuh.  Seek it with your hands don’t think about it.  Feel it.  Your hands are wiser than your head is ever going to be.  Now I can’t take you there Junuh.  I just hope I can help you find a way.  Just you.  That ball.  That flag.  And all you are.

Rannulph Junuh: I can win Adele.  I can beat both of them.  Look into my eyes and tell me what you see.
Adele Invergordon: Determination.  Pure determination.
Rannulph Junuh: Panic, Adele.  Pure panic. I’m eight strokes behind two of the greatest golfers in the sport.  They’ve never blown a lead in their lives, and I’m going to win.  Do you know why?
Adele Invergordon: Panic?
Rannulph Junuh: That’s right.
Adele Invergordon: Oh Junuh, you don’t by any chance…
Rannulph Junuh: Yes…
Adele Invergordon: Was there something about me that you particularly missed? Something that I can feel gratified about depriving you for all these years?
Rannulph Junuh: I liked the way we danced…

Rannulph Junuh: You really love this game, don’t you?
Hardy Greaves: It’s the greatest game there is.
Rannulph Junuh: You really think so?
Hardy Greaves: Ask anybody. It’s fun. It’s hard and you stand out there on that green, green grass, and it’s just you and the ball and there isn’t nobody to beat up on you but yourself; just like Mister Newnan keeps hitting himself with the golf club every time he gets angry.  He’s broken his toe three times on account of it.  It’s the only game I know that you can call a penalty on yourself, if you’re honest, which most people are. There just isn’t any other game like it.

Rannulph Junuh: Anything else?
Bagger Vance: Just bash the living shit out of it.



North London – the sabbath

Love being back in London.  Last night, I was driving home from Stamford Hill.  And all the hassidic jews were out and about in the neighborhood — with their big box hats, and dangling curly side hairs.  I loved it.  I miss familiar places like that with familiar traditions, and I couldn’t help myself – I scrolled down my car window and shouted out “Shabbat Shalom” to the street.  They were startled but said thank you.  I always see them in the area when I’m there, but because it was a Saturday evening and therefore the sabbath, probably thousands were outside, walking the streets.

When I see scenes like that, it makes me value faith and tradition so much.  Makes me want to live and practice my religion in a better way too.

Thanks hassidic jews – you were such a lovely welcome sight.






It’s only a game

This past week I made a new friend.  He’s 8.  We have so much in common, and he also makes me remember my 8 year old self so well.. mainly in that he reminds me of the way I used to adore and love football as a kid.  It would be nail biting.  And before matches and in the extra-times, I’d be paying extra super hard to God, “let my team win” i’d plead and beg.  Often God listened, but the nail biting didn’t stop.  And this 8 year old is exactly the same way.

He asked me which matches I’ve watched recently.  And I told him that it’s kind of hard for me now.  I’m quite sensitive.  I don’t like watching them because they make me nervous, and I don’t like hating the competition.  Because football is so divisive — it makes people really hate each other.  I have no explanation as to why I hate Manchester United and Man United fans so much.  I just do.  And why do we hate Tottenham? “Because they’re our rivals!” he said.  So I told him that it’s hard for me to get into it again.. mainly because of the divisiveness.

And he listened to me and said.  “What you say is true.”  But then he said, “Do you know Neymar?”  I nodded.  And he continued, “When Neymar is done playing a match, he takes off his shirt, and people on the other team take off their shirt.  And then they shake hands.  Because it was only a game.”  

And i loved this absolutely simple explanation.  Because it’s not just true of football matches.  It’s true of life.  Life is a game, in a way.  Not like chess or a boardgame.  It’s more like what kids do when they play, or what cats do.  And I don’t know what he did, but he also made me feel better about being a lawyer.  As a lawyer, you enter an adversarial field.  You have to beat one another.  And I don’t like beating people.  But if it’s a game, or if it’s a job, and it’s not an absolute and whole embodiment of who we are and what we are, then I can get on board with that.  I’ll play or fight-my-cause the hardest.  I’m bound to… not just to the standards of myself, but also for the client.  And the opposing counsel must do the same too.  But afterwards, whoever wins or loses, we should shake hands.  Because whatever we partook in (whether it was a murder case, a deportation case, a civil money damages case, whatever it is) in the grand scheme, it too is just a game.

The game of life.

There’s that saying, “Let thy food be thy medicine.”  I like to say: “Let thy work be thy play.”





Last Entry from the Calendar of Wisdom

After reading from the Calendar of Wisdom in February with one of my best friends in an old-favorite bookshop in Michigan, I really wanted to post a nugget from it everyday on here, so that in the future I could come back and look at it whenever I wanted.  But I just found a website now that has all of it, and organized in a much more pleasing manner.  With this discovery, I no longer need to be writing out the wisdom-gold for myself.  I can use this space of mine for other stuff.

So this entry from April 12th will be the last I post on here, as I’ve found another source.

For this date, Tolstoy said:

At a certain level of self-awareness, a person understands something supernatural in himself.

God exists because we exist. You can call it any other name, but there is no doubt that the superior life which created us, exists. And you can call the source of this life God, or give it any other name.

— Guiseppe Mazzini

God exists only for those who look for Him. Start looking: you will find Him in you and yourself in Him.

Looking for God is like pulling a net in the water. When you pull the net, it is heavy and full of water, and yet when you pull it out, there is nothing in it. When you seek God with your intellect and your actions, God exists in you, and as soon as you decide that you have found God, and stop and become satisfied, you have lost him.

— Fyodor Strakhov

It is surprising that I could not see a very simple truth: behind and above this world and our lives, there is someone who knows why this world exists and why we exist in this world. And our lives are as bubbles in boiling water, which appear, rise to the surface, pop, and disappear.

The unity of all living beings exists in this world where everybody and everything quietly seeks God. It is only unbelieving atheists who see eternal silence.

— Jean Jacques Rousseau

Just because a person does not understand God, he has no right to draw the conclusion that God does not exist.