As I am spending the majority of November in Vilcabamba, Ecuador for my retreat and my family, I thought- what better time is there to introduce you to a very special local? So special in fact, that even ‘Master of the Month’ seems like a tiny title in comparison to the work that this spiritual being with the biggest heart, does in the world. I am truly blessed to call her my mum!
Elena Alekseeva is a gifted spiritual channeller, whose work is in demand from all corners of the globe. She moved to Vilcabamba (aka The Valley of Longevity or the Raw Food Capital of the World) with my Dad, Vladimir, almost four years ago, around which time she was also guided to take down her website. This didn’t make her any less busy though, because the people who need to find her, always do. And this knowing is exactly why no email or request for a spiritual diagnosis and correction has ever gone unanswered. People seek her out for every possible reason -whether it be help with poor health, troubled relationships, money blocks, limiting beliefs and fears, depression or simply guidance on effective meditation or cleansing their present and past lives’ energy- Elena first conducts a comprehensive spiritual diagnosis using a dowsing rod (if the individual and the universe permits) and then a full correction of all of your cells, organs, meridians and energy fields, bringing you to a higher level of vibration.
Describe your typical day of eating and drinking.
When I wake up I do some exercises for blood circulation in bed. I get up, massage my body with the massage brush, jump into a barrel of cold water, raise my arms to the sun and make a connection with the harmony of the universe and earth, fill myself with the Divine healing light and I send it to everyone. I drink a glass of hot water for the activation of the intestine. I do exercises. After that i really want to drink a green smoothie. My favorite is – I make pineapple juice (or mandarin juice), add different herbs from my garden: dandelion and plantain leaves, Kale, mint, beet and carrots leaves, spinach, strawberries, bananas, flax seeds or chia seeds. I make papaya and mango fruit salad, pour almond milk with chia seeds (or sprinkle with sprouted dehydrated buckwheat instead of chia). Later, I like to drink organic coffee (we harvest coffee from our garden, dry the coffee beans, make our own coffee or we buy coffee from the locals in Vilcabamba). I love to drink coffee with lemon, honey, and even with some sweets (ground pumpkin seeds with added coconut oil, honey, vanilla).
During the day, I eat different fruits or make juices (my favorite - watermelon, ginger, mint, strawberry). I love to make vegetable salad with the different nut sauce, raw soups, and desserts. I start thinking about lunch when I feel hungry. I don’t make dinner, we eat whatever we want – fresh fruits, vegetables, green smoothies, coconut chips, herbal tea with honey.
Who inspires you to eat well and stay healthy?
This question has the answer within itself. Being healthy inspires me to eat healthy. I do not want to be sick in old age. All diseases people have from the wrong thoughts and wrong food. Better if I change my habits in favor of health now. My family, children, future grandchildren inspire me to eat right to be healthy. If I'm healthy, I can make a contribution to the improvement of life on our planet by my experience and example.
What is your biggest weakness when it comes to food and how do you deal with that?
The biggest weakness of mine - is to restrain myself from overeating. I love to create new raw food recipes. All of them are so delicious, especially the desserts, it's hard to stop tasting or to leave a half-eaten meal. But now I have learned to feel when it comes time to say, "I’m done" and set aside the plate.
My top tip for:
Improving your diet is… eat less, particularly on those days when you don’t work out much physically. And say ‘no’ to salt.
Staying healthy while travelling is… About being organised. I like to prepare different crackers and nut and vegetable breads to have on me while travelling. I also take with me nuts and dates, because it’s impossible to be hungry with them.
Detoxing is… the most effective cleanse is taking a rest from eating, even if the meal consists of only vegetables and fruits. Every Monday I drink only water. Each person is different and the approach to nutrition and cleansing must also be personalized. What's important to one person may be harmful to another.
Immunizing is… equally important when it comes to the development of the soul and strengthening of the physical body. The body requires rejuvenation by cold water tempering, resting, movement and musscle strengening, and taking walks in fresh air. But better yet is to live where there is always clean air, pure water, where fruit and vegetables are without any chemicals. And also we should not forget to clean our chakras, channels, meridians through which we, as plants get the Light from the Source, and without this Light we cannot live, same as we would not be able to live without food, fresh water and clean air. This is what I do every day.
What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?
When people tell me stories about their new feelings and sensations after my spiritual diagnosis and correction (pain disappeared, can now hear the voices of fruits and vegetables, began to write poetry, started doing painting, singing, all day live in the higher vibrations, all fears are gone, improved relationships, started living consciously, etc.) Their results - is the best compliment.
How would you like to be remembered?
I would not do anything for this purpose. I try to live in harmony with the world every day. Often, people from different countries call or write to me, asking for help. I always give the answer to every individual on how to live in creativity and joy. Everything I do - this is my karma (positive or negative), and how people perceive and remember me - it is their karma (smile).
If you got to keep only 3 of your belongings: 1 thing from your kitchen, 1 thing from your garden and 1 thing from your bookshelf- what would they be?
From the kitchen, I would take a blender, from the garden – my greens, and from the bookshelf - my favorite tool for getting information (a dowsing rod) and a notebook, which describes the procedure for correction after the diagnosis, so that I could help those people which the universe wants to heal through me.
If you could host a dinner party for 3 guests (dead or alive) - who would they be and what would you serve?
The most favorite guests for my husband and me are our children, Tanya and Alissa. In general, if I invite someone over - they are all my favorite. I would ask everyone what their favorite food is. And I would make for them anything they wish for. I have plans to invite the president of Ecuador to my raw food lunch.
Why do you believe that life is Better Raw?
To have a quality life - we need to be healthy, successful, energetic, and need to eat food that Mother Earth gifts us with love. Our internal system, if it is not toxic, can communicate with plants and take from them everything we need for our health and prolongation of our youth. When I prepare something from Tanya’s recipes, which can be found on her website, www.BetterRaw.com, what could be tastier, healthier and more beautiful? Try! Yummmmy.
Our Master of the Month shares her favourite raw food recipe...
For the marinade
6 medium button mushrooms, diced
1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
1 bell pepper, peeled, deseeded and sliced
½ large cucumber, sliced
juice of 1 lime
3 Tbsp Tamari soy sauce
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
-Mix all the ingredients and assemble them onto your dehydrator texflex sheets.
-Dehydrate at 110F for 5 hours.
For the filling
1 cup coconut meat
1 avocado, meat only
2 Tbsp almond butter
2 tsp raw honey
juice of 1 lime
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp ginger root, grated
Salt to taste
Pinch of black ground pepper
Optional toppings: soaked walnuts, fresh coriander and chopped green onion
-Blend all the filling ingredients apart from the optional toppings.
-Stir in the dehydrated vegetables and spoon the mixture into bowls.
-Alternatively make your own decorative basket by wrapping banana leaves into a tube.
-Serve with your favourite salad.