Guest blog from member Paola Royal
Its pouring with rain outside and I find myself in my kitchen deciding to bake my favourite chocolate cake for my husband.
I put on my apron and turn the oven on to 180c and start to take the ingredients out of the store cupboard.
I’m anticipating the joy of baking and how delicious the cake will be.
I start with mixing together the butter with some maple syrup, eggs and vanilla extract. I watch with satisfaction as the blender turns the mixture into a smooth, creamy texture.
I add a cup of cold, espresso, raw cacao powder and organic milk and the mixture begins to smell delicious.
Whilst keeping the blender running I carefully add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and a pinch of salt. I continue mixing until all the ingredients combine to create the most heavenly chocolaty dough.
I use the spatula to add the mixture to a round 8” cake pan.
The mixture is so thick and creamy and smells so tasty that I cannot resist tasting what is left on the spatula. The chocolate texture melts in my mouth, leaving behind the most wonderful sensation.
I place the cake in the oven and leave it to cook. The smell fills the kitchen.
Meanwhile I prepare the icing:
The topping is always the best and has to be especially rich don’t you think?
I break a bar of dark organic 85% chocolate into a bowl above a pot of boiling water. I fold in the cream and a teaspoon of vanilla essence until it changes into a silky, creamy texture.
When the cake is cooked I leave it to cool down, then prick holes all over it. I drizzle the icing on top of the cake and the chocolate soaks into the whole cake, leaving it moist and super chocolatey through and through.
A few minutes later I take my first bite into this luxurious, velvety, rich chocolate concoction.
If you, like me, love chocolate cake have you noticed how in just reading my recipe of rich, dark chocolatey cake and icing you are experiencing sensations in your mouth? Notice how your taste buds have been activated and saliva has been stimulated and you may even be seeing images of the creaminess of the chocolate in your mind?
That is how powerful the Power of thought is!
Thought stimulates a physiological response always – 100% of the time.
The interesting thing is: we don’t see the feelings and taste bud activations as thought. We think we need to act on the feeling or sensations (craving) immediately and eat that cake. However, if we simply wait for 5 minutes the feelings and saliva created through the creative Principle of thought will gently dissipate and disappear altogether. It is such a relief to discover that we don’t have to act on our feelings. We don’t have to be a victim of our thinking.