Friday, 9 December 2016

Angels Speak - It is About Keeping On

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It is very very difficult sometimes, to keep going when it seems everything that you do is failing. 

It is about what Julie Andrews says in the quote above… you keep trying. 

We have not done a good job of keeping on going.  We give up.  Others tell us to give up.  When you feel like you are failing, call on your Angels to give you strength. 

Namaste.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Spirit Animal - Tortoise Speaks Of Life

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Tortoise comes in to speak with us about long life.  She is a prime example of living through many iterations of change, whether it is climate or food or surroundings.

Tortoise passes along this wisdom:

  • Pace yourself.  Hurrying does not gain you any time.  It simply wears you out.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.  You need to find the best place to eat, to rest, to go for entertainment.  You cannot see these places if you rush.
  • Eat and live simply.  There is a peace in living simply that is destroyed by rushing, power, and materialism.
  • Be kind to yourself.  Know that you are doing what is best for you.  If you feel it is not best for you, do not do it.

Namaste.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Spirit Animal – Beaver

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The Beaver family is resilient and lives about ten years in the wild and up to twenty years in captivity.  Beaver brings us some good information as we get deeper into winter and short days.

  • Beaver talks about ongoing changes in the environment and that sometimes, Nature has to take its course.  Humans cannot interfere or perfect, natural timing is disrupted.
  • Beaver talks about the need to get out and exercise in winter.  Yes it is cold.  One needs to move to get food and to keep all body systems functioning.
  • Beaver also talks about having food through the times where it is really cold and miserable out.  He tells us that we should have a supply of food for up to two weeks.

Namaste.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Recipe for Ginger Peach Jam For Christmas Giving and Eating

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I love the taste of ginger and of peaches, and the combination of Ginger-Peach in this recipe is awesome.  The Jam is so good on toast, or pancakes, or chicken, or….

This is an easy gift for giving at this time of year.  Yes, I know, the fresh peaches are done.  I made this recipe using frozen peaches, thawed to room temperature. 

Ginger-Peach Jam

  • 3lbs peaches (about 6 cups)
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 14teaspoon allspice
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place the peaches in boiling water for 1 minute, or until the skins loosen.
  2. Then plunge them in ice water.
  3. Slip off the skins, halve the fruit and remove the pits.
  4. Cut the peaches into 1 inch pieces.
  5. In a large, non-reactive pot, mix the peaches, sugar, ginger, lemon juice and allspice.
  6. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and mounds on the spoon.
  7. Ladle into jars and store in the fridge for up to 2 months.