Thursday, 27 November 2014

Angels Speak - Deal With Fear

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Recently, it seems that people are talking about being worried or being afraid of “something”.  There are many changes happening.  People are losing jobs. However, many are seeing this as a good thing and moving on to getting better jobs.  People are seeing interest rates rise.  This is a good thing because spending should slow down. Each of these things is not something to fear. 

How does one get over fear?  Here are a couple of tips.

  1. Trust yourself.  You know in your heart what is best for you regardless of what the experts say.  Use your timing, not theirs.
  2. Research but do not get caught up in the perfect answer.  There is not any perfect answer.  Look to Nature to see how imperfection always is perfection because it is unique.
  3. If opportunity knocks, pursue it.  The Angels, or The Universe, or God, has placed this opportunity in your path.  Don’t go around it.
  4. Remember that everything takes some effort.  Do not be afraid to put some hard work into something that interests you.  You do not know what that hard work may bring you.  It may be connections for other opportunities.

Namaste.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Spirit Animal - Orca Dives In

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We never really know what we can do until we dive in and do it.  Orca comes to remind us that being fearful and holding back from doing things is a form of laziness.  Doing new things and pushing the envelope of where you are comfortable causes us problems from time to time.  Yes, it takes more effort.  Yes, the effort sometimes hurts, especially if the effort is physical.  We need to move, to grow, to experience.  This is part of why challenges come our way.

Orca tells us:

  • The waves and current are mostly on the surface of the ocean.  Beneath, it is much calmer.
  • It takes strength to dive deep and swim in the calm.  It takes more strength and effort to swim in waves and current.  One gets exhausted faster.
  • Coming to the surface for air gives one a chance to look around and to experience what is on the horizon, above in the heavens, and to rejoice in the ability to move between experiences.

Namaste.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Recipe–Black Beans and Rice

 

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More and more, I find that processed food is unsettling to my stomach.  The food that tastes the best is what I prepare from scratch.  This is an easy recipe to make in the crock pot.  And, as you get creative, you can add and subtract ingredients.

 

Ingredients

· 1 pounds beans, black, dry

· 7 cup(s) water

· 1 medium pepper(s), green, bell, coarsely chopped

· 1 1/2 cup(s) onion(s), chopped

· 1 tablespoon oil, vegetable

· 2 bay leaf

· 1 clove(s) garlic, minced

· 1/2 teaspoon salt

· 1 tablespoon vinegar, (or lemon juice)

· 6 cup(s) rice, cooked in unsalted water

· 4 ounce(s) pimento, sliced and drained

· 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Preparation

1. Pick through beans to remove bad ones. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse.

2. In large soup pot or Dutch oven, stir together beans, water, green pepper, onion, oil, bay leaves, garlic, and salt. Cover and boil for one hour.

3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for three to four hours or until beans are very tender. Stir occasionally and add water if needed.

4. Remove and mash about 1/3 of beans. Return to pot. Stir and heat through.

5. When ready to serve, remove bay leaves and stir in vinegar or lemon juice.

6. Serve over rice. Garnish with sliced pimento and lemon wedges.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Spirit Animal - Secret of Life

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I love the question, “What is the secret of life?”

Yes, it is a big question.  It has many answers.  I read in one of my books that the problem with humans is that they always look down instead of looking up.  They watch for rocks and stones and holes and things that could trip them up.  They watch from fear.

If humans looked up, they can follow the Sun, the Moon, the North Star, the flight of the birds, and watch how the wind blows the clouds.  Looking up brings us guiding messages.  Looking down all the time slows us down.

Yes, tripping and falling may cause a delay, however, there is much to be said for learning to pick yourself up time and time again.  Babies learing to walk do not look down.  They look forward and up.  They fall.  They stand up again.  They persevere.  They grow.  They are fearless.

I wish you fearlessness.

Namaste.