In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. ~Daniel L. Reardon
As a young child, many times I questioned the faith system of my mother, my grandmother. One thing my mother always used to say that stuck in my head was ,” yes, we could be wrong, but what if we are right? There is a chance to have faith for heaven, when we die. “ in my child’s mind, I often related this to pertinent events, dreams, ideas in life on the earthly plane. I could worry about an answer to a test question at school. Or worry if that cute school guard Gary T liked me or Cheryl P, but in the end, thinking the best possible positive hope, faith that my life would work out happily. So many times we question the positive outlook, the law of attraction, positive attracts positive, we forget what if the optimist is right! We waste so much time in fear, in doubt, that we often create the very thing we are so fearful. Being so afraid we won’t get that job we long for, we put off the energy of nervousness, we transfer that nervousness to the person doing the hiring. We are so fearful we are going to do the wrong thing for our love, that he/she wonders what we are doing that we are hiding. Of course, we all make mistakes. If only people who don’t make any mistakes, receive their dreams, well no one would achieve happiness. Ebb and tide, profit and loss, in and out, this is the way the world works. Every minute of every day is only as happy as we make it. We waste our time, our lives staying in fear, if we just believe that our dreams come alive in the end as long as we don’t give up.
Animal totems: Mosquito: How appropriate is the animal of today’s blog. Wow. Sister mosquito is the one who nips us. Male mosquitos feed on flower nectar. Yet both are irritating as buzzing around our head, our ears. This totem reminds us that these problems are only little irritants, These issues do not last forever, but will pass on, giving us time to build on our dreams. If her medicine keeps pestering us, perhaps we need to do things differently to protect ourselves from her irritation.
I am off as usual on Monday morning. I am going to be answering email readings, working on my book, etc as it is 9 degrees here, and snow! Yuck. I will be back on phones this evening. Please remember to let us know if there are connection problems of any kind. May the fairies dance around each of us today. Love ya, Me, Cherokee, Cidro, Frankiecapone, Sugar Fortune Cookie, T and the precious spirits of bob and Bets.
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the stone of the week is amazonite: this lovely green stone is very good for centering , for balancing, mind, body spirit. Green is the color of both health, and prosperity so amazonite in your wallet will help draw money, plus give the ability to hang on to money. Holding the amazonite in your left hand will help with blood circulation .
Herb of the week is the allspice: Allspice is common in our kitchen, we use it in baking quite often. Coming from the unripe dried berries of the pimento diocia tree we generally use it ground. The reason It is called allspice is the taste has hints of pepper, cloves, cinnamon, pimento, nutmeg, juniper. The 4% oil called eugenol, has been known to be used as an antiseptic, and/or pain relieving ointment. using the oil do not ingest. it is too strong for human consumption. The ground dried berry is quite good for the digestive tract. On the magickal side. A masculine spice, with the God Mars as its ruler, the planet Mars is the astrological connection, with the Fire element. This also draws money, blessings, healing .
An awesome recipe: Grape Leaves Aleppo: ( from allrecipes.com )
Original recipe makes 32 servings Change Servings
2 pounds ground lamb
2 (16 ounce) jars grape leaves, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground allspice
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1 cup lemon juice
2 kalamata olives
Soak rice in cold water, and drain. In a large bowl, mix together the ground lamb, rice, allspice, salt and pepper until well blended. Place about 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture onto the center of each leaf. Fold the leaf over once, turn in the edges on each side, and then roll the leaf closed.
- Stack the leaf-rolls in a large pot, covering each layer with slices of garlic. Add just enough water to cover the rolls, then pour in the lemon juice. Add the olives to the pot for flavoring, if desired. Place a plate on top of the rolls to keep them under water.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Taste the rice for doneness. Grape leaves taste even better after sitting for several hours. Serve and enjoy.
both are available on the Moonzies site under products. love ya