Visiting Alkalize Me was a surprise to be sure. I happened to be visiting friends in Lewisham and we had been for something to eat. When we finished stuffing our face they said “Shall we see if Garry is in the shop?”. Who was this Garry? They described him as a ‘Wizard’ and I have since discovered this is an apt description. So, we walked and found the ‘shop’ which was a little off a main road in a pedestrian walk way, the front had great art work displaying the Alkalize Me products. This wasn’t that surprising really, it was a nicely decorated shop front, we’ve all seem them. From there on in however came the reason I’m writing this blog. After all, there are lots of shops so why write about this one?
I have spoken in the past about being able to feel colour during ceremonial journeys and similarly I could feel something about the space I was now in. The first thing that caught my eye inside was a beautiful Gong on the left, the focal point of a shrine and what an amazing thing it was. The colours, the design, the setting, all beautiful. I have never been in to a shop and seen something so representative of the owner like that. The smell of the space was one that was familiar to me also.
Meeting Garry The Wizard
Spiritually speaking Garry has a prescience about him, when we walked in we could see him in the back beavering away like some kind of master of alchemy creating the next magical concoction. He gave us all a hug and instantly I’m at ease, in a place of love and I know I can learn from this fellow. Garry clearly leads the life that he wants to and offers nothing but love to those who he meets. He is the kind of person who having met only once you’d invite to your wedding, a Jedi of coconuts and juices. A symbol of loving awareness.
Standing and talking to him I had an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia, like I had been here before. Maybe that is what comes with that level of loving awareness and greeting? I’m not sure. All I know is that of all the shops I have walked in to in my life none have made me feel at ease like Alkalize Me.
So let’s face it, there are a hundred and one different smoothies or drinks out there to be bought, more. Now let me tell you why the one I will remember and the one I will return to is Alkalize Me – Garry. It is abundantly clear that he puts love and experience in to everything he makes. Above all, I believe that when you are in tune with yourself and others around you it is those vibes which you feel the most. Yes the juices and other things on offer there are extremely heathy and good for you (physically and spiritually), but I think Alkalize Me more than just that.
“I had been here before, or just felt at peace, either way it was calming”
Learning Something New
My journey has always been one of learning and recognition of the fact I know every little. Today I learnt the power of the combination of love, sound healing, cacao with turmeric and meditation. As well as being amazing in his creations of drinks and things to eat it also transpires that Garry knows a thing or two sound healing (hence the Gong).
My friend Bhavs (who in her own way is the living embodiment of something to achieve in the way she views life) sat by the Gong reading the cards. Me, Bhavs and friend Luke sat down and decided to meditate for a while. The feeling in that place seemed to warrant it. Garry had some great music playing by Krishna Das which, as music tends too, added to the feeling in the room and encourages relaxed vibes. I sat on the floor along by the book library, closed my eyes and Garry served some Cacao and gave sound healing. I’m not that experienced with sound healing but I have definitely learned something new!
I don’t know about you but how many shops have been been in to for a juice and realised that not only are you in the best of company, but can mediate on the floor?
The door to change is yours to walk through.
Alkalize Me Coconut Milk and Ginger Shots!
Just going back to when we first arrived for a second, we had coconut milk from the coconut itself through a glass straw and a ginger shot. If you’re looking for an instant cleanse it does the trick. It felt like the most natural drink I had had in an age. I realise at this point I haven’t spoken much about what we ordered, so what I will say is whatever it is that takes your fancy rest assured it will taste great and you’ll no doubt be back for another one. I have never had coconut milk straight from the coconut before, super refreshing. Also, once I was finished with my drink Garry prepared the coconut to eat. Winner! Safe to say there is lots to have a look at and chose from. If there is such as thing as a spiritual no brainer, this is it.
“Your own path is exactly that, your own interpretation of the teachings”
Go to Alkalize Me for the drinks, the food, the love. If you are not the spiritual type you’re going to have some of the best tasting juices and vegan food you can get. If you are on spiritual journey, or in tune with your higher self, you will feel the vibrations that come along with being around loving awareness.
Alkalize Me should really appear in a ‘hidden spiritual gems of London’ book or something. I’m so glad I visited and will definitely visit again. Find Alkalize Me here.
“Today was about so much more than the things we drank and ate”
Realiser was born from a dream to be in a realised state, a state of awaken. To be able to see the most obvious things having missed them for so many years. Subsequently I wanted to create something to serve as an example of how it could be. If only we might spend the time loving that we spend hating. Above all spending the time to be kind to others for no reason. You get the idea. I will travel around doing what I can and would love for you to join me. Follow my path here…