{whatever wordy wednesday} — a heart-shaped sweet potato and my alter-ego, “magenta ellis”

12 Dec


“you always buy the unique-looking produce… the ones no one else wants, the oddballs, the misfits!” — a coworker said to me.

it’s true.

i like anything out of the ordinary. because me?! – i’m out of the ordinary…… i mean we are all unique, just like everyone else, right?!

but i’m a very old soul… and i’ve seen a LOT in my some 10 thousand years… and in my current waking life, i often feel like some of the fruits and vegetables i buy – discarded, overlooked, passed-by, out-casted, and just plain weird.  but dude, i’m totally still edible – and you know – some things get better with age… 😉

well… i found this potato particularly interesting because it kind of represented me.  not only was it heart-shaped, as i obviously am, and which i find a lot of random things that find their way into my visual path are, but it is also kind of two different colours.  it almost looks as if a garnet yam and a jewel yam are intertwined.  it got me thinking about how i believe we all have a duality to us. i was having a conversation with a friend about all the changes going on in the world right now – the talk of 2012 doomsday, or the hope of a 2012 arising – in love and light, and consciousness, perhaps? and we were discussing how we all have a “dark side” — and some of us publicly show it with acts of violence or utter projection as to inflict sheer pain on the person receiving it, and some of us albeit perhaps not as violent, still keep it very much hidden, which can take a TON of conscious effort.

much like this potato, we are two different colours. we are literally two different forms of being, and yet we are intertwined… sort of – fighting for leadership.  look at this foto – it’s almost as if the left side is trying to eat the right side… like dueling siamese twins.

i’m going through slash coming out of this huge change in my life, wherein, my dark and light side have been fighting.  i’ve spoken on this before several times … and my light is continuing to win.  i was worried for a bit there… but see, what i had to do what sever all ties with anything that wasn’t light.  and i’m continuing to do that to this very moment.  it hasn’t been easy in the slightest… however it’s opening up more to me every day.

so, when i cut this potato in half i seriously had this little ceremony in my head and i was like, “okay potato… i’m going to cut you in half now… and it may hurt a little, but trust me it’s for the best… you don’t really need to hold on to this other potato, she can still be part of you once i mix you together with butter and salt in what we refer to as “mashed yamtatoes“, but you can live separate and still be part of the same thing…”

how cryptic and weird am i?! …

it’s like i’m the potato.  i’m all heart-shaped and amazing… and i had to cut myself in half in order to figure out what the middle was really made of… and then i threw myself back out into the universe flowing freely in the stars…

and because i’m adamant about truly turning over a new leaf, leaving the old behind, starting anew – i’ve created an alter-ego name for myself.  i’ve always secretly wanted my last name to be “ellis” because i thought “audrey ellis” had a lovely ring to it. but i’m also extremely drawn to the colour MAGENTA. like, everything i own is magenta. my robe i’m currently cozied up in, my yoga mat, my yoga bag, my reusable grocery bags, and soon to be my new logo colour.  i’m changing it tomorrow.

so, please help me warmly welcome magenta ellis to the neighbourhood. she’ll definitely be making her presence known.


15 Responses to “{whatever wordy wednesday} — a heart-shaped sweet potato and my alter-ego, “magenta ellis””

  1. mylifeisthebestlife December 12, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    I’m so excited about your life!


  2. jessigamble December 12, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    most beautiful sweet potatoe i’ve ever seen! i love your blog! 🙂 i also have a vegetarian blog http://www.capetownveggies.wordpress.com


  3. Julie Hansen Intuitive December 12, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Great post Audrey! Have a wonderful holiday. In Light-Julie


  4. healththroughsimpleliving December 12, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Beautiful! Life truly is a constant unfolding,a constant journey to amazing discoveries. Welcome, Magenta Ellis, and enjoy this wonderful holiday season!


    • cooking with audrey December 12, 2012 at 10:59 am #

      thank you so much for that kind comment! life is definitely a journey and we are in a pivotal time. i feel blessed to be here to witness it 🙂 thank you for reading!!


  5. anthony0358 December 12, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Sweet Potatoes are so darn sweet! I love them


  6. veronicajean2 April 2, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    it’s awesome that you notice the heart-shape theme of things that come to you in your physical life. you definitely have a really strong heart chakra, i feel it through the internet 🙂 it is ALSO awesome that you shared your yam ceremony with us – the everyday spontaneous ceremonies are so much more important than the perfunctory ones. also i want to say something about cutting ties with the darkness because it’s so hard since darkness is something we’ve been given by the universe… but i feel what you said about chopping light and dark up to blend together in a new tastier form speaks directly to it so i’m just going to leave it unsaid and just felt ❤


    • cooking with audrey April 2, 2014 at 9:53 am #

      your soul is just so beautiful! thank you for taking time to reply to that post. and thank you for saying you can feel my heart chakra. i had my aura fotographed once and it was basically pure magenta – my heart was the biggest part. sometimes i bare my soul completely on this blog forum, and sometimes i hide in the shadows. finding the balance is key to my existence… but i admit it has come with many taxing challenges. meeting people like you along my journey is sometimes honestly what keeps me going. if you haven’t yet read about my mercury retrograde, maybe you should. i just feel so validated when i can connect with another human being. it literally makes me feel like i’m connecting with all of the universe, with all of god. the dark side i spoke/speak of and am becoming familiar with is really just power that i’ve allowed to be suppressed for years… so, yanno – trying not to be a volcano ovah here! 😉 ❤


      • veronicajean2 April 2, 2014 at 11:31 am #

        ohh i would love to get my aura photographed! that sounds like an awesome experience. i know alllll about the baring/hiding struggle (not to say i’m an expert, just that i feel ya), balance is the name of the game these days for me too. i think something about being empathic means we’ve touched all points on the spectrum and so there’s more variation. kind of like the longer the seesaw, the harder it is to find the balance point. meeting beautiful people (angels, i call them) is what keeps me going too, they’re a reminder that the universe is always there to keep me going and that people (myself included) are just extensions of the Uni-verse. and speaking of volcanoes, you know people worship those badboys, right? 😉 ❤


      • cooking with audrey April 2, 2014 at 11:41 am #

        i had it done at a metaphysical fair. i look at it all the time. it was a fascinating experience… i would love to actually have a machine to do it myself – blend my love of photography with my desire to heal… now THAT would be a gift to give! *daydreaming*…
        thank you for the encouragement about feeling like a volcano 😉 i don’t want to erupt, but sometimes i think the world needs my power and that’s why i’m scared of it… i feel like we should be communicating “offline” – send me an email? foodandfoto@gmail.com


      • veronicajean2 April 2, 2014 at 11:49 am #

        ABSOLUTELY!!!!! expect it soon 🙂


      • cooking with audrey April 2, 2014 at 11:42 am #

        i agree about being an empath too… and gah, it’s just so good to meet another person who really GETS what that means and how it FEEEEELLLLS! people generally just don’t understand how it can FEEL, they want an explanation i can’t give them… *deep breath* namaste, veronica.


      • veronicajean2 April 2, 2014 at 11:50 am #

        ❤ ❤ ❤ x infinity


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