Become a possibilitarian No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there. ~Norman Vincent Peal
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. ~Doug Larson
The entire group stopped at the front of the dojang. Taking off the shoes, bowing toward the flags, the master, filing in quietly without a word, we lined up ready for our class of Tae Kwon Do. Even having a red belt, such as I do, the master held complete control, attention over the entire crowd, even lesser black belts. See, Master Don, was well, just that, the master. Many times the practices of being quiet, of listening instead of talking, or trying to explain to him why we didn’t practice the night before, or show up on time for class may see useless, or insensitive to us, but the Master understands in order to be really good at this martial art, we must be disciplined. In the Karate Kid, Mater Miyagi, has this kid do all sorts of odd things, like wash the car in circular motions, odd jobs, ( 1984 Disney). Of course, the young boy didn’t understand why, but in the end, the reasons, the discipline made absolute sense. Many times, we enter a new job, or a business, or yes, even a new relationship, we are so ready to change the world, we don’t stop to think perhaps we should just shut up, listen. We may learn something. We get sick, we go to the doctor, we most often will take his advice, listen to what he/she says. Yes, there are times we go home, research seek other counsel, but most often we do listen. Take the physician’s word under advisement . In relationships, we talk to our friends, the neighbors, we fail to look to see if perhaps we are listening to others whose lives have been driven into the ditch. Our own lives are in the ditch, but we most often decide to follow our own ways, of course, we don’t want to change who we are, then wonder what Is wrong. Our lives aren’t changing, aren’t getting any better, but we do not see, that we are not listening. Possibilities are there to be won, to be achieved, to just reach out to be blessed. Yet perhaps we are talking over spirit’s voice, not listening.
Animal totems: Raccoon: Bro Raccoon often hides behind his mask. Magickal, powerful, we can become anything we want to be, as long as no one knows who we truly are inside. This is a powerful medicine this totem teaches us, that we can appear confident, appear without fear, until suddenly we really are unafraid, we can hear the other’s thoughts, ideas as well as our own. Raccoon is a totem of transformation. His medicine helps us change who we are to who we want to be .
I am off this am for other business purposes. I will return to work this evening. May the fairies dance with each of us today. Love ya, Me Cherokee, Cidro, Frankie Capone, sugar Fortune Cookie, T, and the sweet spirit of bob and bets.
Moonzies Preferred friends: Tomorrow is the last shipping day to get things out before V day.
The stone of the week is Citrine:
Citrine Item #1154 draws money, heals finances Chakras – Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Crown Chakra Birthstone – November Zodiac – Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra Planet – Jupiter Element – Air- This stone is a lovely light orange, or green citrine bringing freshness into the aura around us.
The herb of the week is Bay leaf: Laurus nobilis – aka bay laurel, laurel, sweet bay: Gender: Masculine, Planet: Sun element : Fire – this is a protection herb, enhances psychic powers, heals digestion, purifies, gives strength to athelete, inner strength to us, Wise women use in clairvoyance, and wisdom brews. Put a leaf under the prophetic dreams
Recipe: Basic vegetable soup:
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion
2 stalks celery, including some leaves
2 large carrots
1 bunch green onions, chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
8 sprigs fresh parsley
6 sprigs fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
2 quarts water
|1.||Chop scrubbed vegetables into 1-inch chunks. Remember, the greater the surface area, the more quickly vegetables will yield their flavor.|
|2.||Heat oil in a soup pot. Add onion, celery, carrots, scallions, garlic, parsley, thyme, and bay leaves. Cook over high heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.|
|3.||Add salt and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Strain. Discard vegetables.|
|4.||Other ingredients to consider: mushrooms, eggplant, asparagus (butt ends), corn cobs, fennel (stalks and trimmings), bell peppers, pea pods, chard (stems and leaves), celery root parings, marjoram (stems and leaves), basil, potato parings . . . Get the idea?|
( from allsrecipe)