Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Angels Speak - About Old Age



One of the discussions this weekend was on aging, and whether aging is changing. I think that our concepts of aging are changing.  It doesn’t matter if you are twenty-five or sixty-five. 

CBC did an interview with Canada’s oldest employee located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  This link to the story http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/oldest-employee-gives-advice-1.3252187 may change as CBC does change links over time.  What is noteworthy about this interview is the advice he gives for living a long, productive life.

Coincidence?  Perhaps.  Tricycle is featuring an article on what is taken away in aging and what is given.  You can check out the article at http://www.tricycle.com/feature/taken-away-and-given.

The Angels say that aging is a transition much like what happens to plants that die off in the fall and are reborn in the spring.  Our Ancestors lived about half the age that we are now living.  They paved the way for this future filled with abundance and leisure time.



Monday, 5 October 2015

Angels Speak - On Complaining


The Angels say that when you are complaining, you do not have peace.  When you complain, you show that you blame someone else instead of taking responsibility.  When you are stuck in the rut of complain, then you do not have time to enjoy the other good things in your life. 

Move on.  Let it go.


Saturday, 3 October 2015

Recipe - Pumpkin Swirl Bread For A Fall Good Eat


Pumpkin Swirl Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


I have lots of frozen pumpkin from last year that I need to use up.  So I looked for an easy recipe to use up my stash of pumpkin and nuts.  I found this recipe on Taste of Home at http://www.tasteofhome.com/.  It is yummy!  Some of our family is allergic to cinnamon so I increased the amount of nutmeg and cloves. 

Try this and let me know how you like the recipe.



Pumpkin Swirl Bread

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling

MAKES: 48 servings

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • BREAD:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Additional chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 8 x 4-in. loaf pans. In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and water until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Stir in walnuts, raisins and dates.
  3. Pour half of the batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Spoon filling over batter. Cover filling completely with remaining batter.
  4. Bake 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in bread portion comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Wrap in foil; refrigerate until serving.
  5. Just before serving, if desired, in a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bread; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 3 loaves (16 slices each).

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Angels Speak - Covered In Light


This picture shows the view of Lake Moraine from the spot where I was meditating. You can see how the light is pouring into the area and the mini rainbows that blessed my meditation.

Some of the thoughts that drifted in and out of my consciousness were:

  • Love is eternal and moves through many lifetimes. 
  • Regardless of the state of the world, kindness and selflessness (as opposed to selfishness) is growing and providing hope to those who feel lost.
  • Water is a precious resource that we need to keep pollution free.  As you can see, the water is pure and clear out to six or seven feet.
  • We are the Universe.


If you want to learn more about Moraine Lake, check out this link, http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/mtn/ours-bears/gestion-management/ours-bears/moraine.aspx.