Sit, listen to the wind, birds and trees. Allow the beauty and chaos that is nature to enter and propel you through this time we call life.
Breath in the smells of an open fire place and a camp fire. Know the difference they have on you and your surroundings.
Give with an open heart and mind. Know that there are richer and poorer. But never measure those two thoughts by the amount of money one has. For richness is how you live and give of yourself, not what you have.
This bread was put on JAP by Nancy Patrykus it is very good but a bit too sweet for my taste. However Eric loved it and ate all but one piece of it in two days. I had the last piece. I suggest you cook it only 55 minutes - 1 hour as the 1hour 15 minutes was too long. I cooked mine 1 hour and 5 minutes at even that was too long.
This bread was very moist and so good. it was quite sweet despite the lower sugar radio of most breads and is highly recommended.
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
Pre-heat our oven to 350 degrees and
prepare a bread pan by spraying with A non-stick cooking spray. In a
large bowl combine the first seven ingredients once mixed well. Add
the last two and mix well then pour into the bread pan.
In a measuring cup combine swirl
ingredients together – 1/3 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 2
tablespoons water. Drop spoonfuls of this mixture over the bread,
then use a knife to make swirling designs into the bread.
Bake for 50 minutes. Remove the bread
from the oven and transfer it to a cooling rack or plate to cool.
"Fire, fire burning bright turn my darkness into light. Take away my bad luck ill, bring me nothing but goodwill. Bad luck came and stayed too long, be gone forever, be gone, be gone. With this fire burning bright, bring me good luck, bring me light!"
~SO MOTE IT BE!~
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1 1/2 cup blueberry pancake mix
3 fine chopped green onions
1/2 a regular summer squash or 1 small one Chopped small
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt (I used Red Robin's Seasoning)
Chop both the green onion and squash very small and put in a bowl. Add the egg, the blueberry pancake mix, and seasoning. The add enough water to make a good batter like you would for pancakes only just a bit thicker. Drop from spoon into hot oil set on medium high heat. cook until brown on one side and flip. Scoop out with a slotted spoon when both sides are golden brown. serve right away.
They were light and very tastee. My guess is no child could resist them.
This is my spin on a very popular dish an all natural, vegetarian restaurant in Ann Arbor,Michigan "SEVA'S". Their dish goes for $12.95.
Seva Ganghi is the owner and most likely she will be your waitress. Since 1973, Seva Restaurant has been Ann Arbor, Michigan's stop for great vegetarian cuisine.
Cook time: 1 Hr Prep time: 35 Min Serves: 3
1 medium butternut squash
8 oz cream cheese
2 Tbsp raw sugar
2 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp ginger powder
8 oz all natural salsa (i get from whole foods)
6 spelt tortilla shells
1 c shredded cheddar cheese.
1 small sprinkle of ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutneg
SERVE THE FOLLOWING OVER TOP OF BAKED DISH:
shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and chopped green or white onion, and sour cream if desired
Cut the squash in half and take out the seeds. Bake the squash in the
oven on 350 F until done about 45 minutes. Scoop out the insides and
in fridge to cool. You should have about 2 1/2 cups squash. Once cool
drain off any water.
Put cream cheese in a medium bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, remove and cream together with the squash. Add the spices.
In an oblong baking dish, butter bottom and sides lightly and put 1/2
of salsa in bottom of pan. Put 1/6th of the squash mixture in each
tortilla and roll.
Put in dish, cover with remaining salsa and then the cheese. Bake at 375 for
35- 45 minutes until it
begins to bubble and cheese is melted and browns slightly.
Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes. Serve with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and green onion
Believe it or not you can learn to recall most all your Dreams.
With these simple techniques you can start remembering dreams within the first or second night of practice. It's sort of like self hypnosis in a way. You are simply making suggestions to your mind before you are completely asleep. This state of mind is called the borderline sleep level. It is when your brain is most likely to absorb the suggestions. They say that certain foods can cause bad dreams. Then again, sometimes when you eat food before bedtime that gives you indigestion, it might seem that it is causing you to have dreams. This is do to the fact that the indigestion is keeping you slightly awake. You know that borderline sleep level I mentioned earlier, so you are slightly aware of these dreams. There is one other thing to consider. If you are having intense dreams and they are in color then more than likely you are having a OBE. There are 4 easy steps to this.
1. Preparing for Bed :Try to get the body as relaxed as you can. If you have to stretch or even do Yoga all the better. You can even meditate to clear your mind, so that you are more prepared for the next step. You don't have to eat or refrain from eating before bedtime. You may do as you like. Try experimenting with eating different foods before bedtime and see if you get any different results in the end. Make sure you have a pen and pad handy to write with next to the bed.
2. Programming : This is the most important part. When you get to that borderline sleep level (which is right before you are completely asleep) you must tell yourself over and over again that you will remember all your dreams and you will wake up after each dream and write down your experience. If you don't like having to repeat all that then try tape recording yourself saying these things. Make sure that you tape at least 10 - 15 min. worth. That should be sufficient.
3. Taking Notes :This is also very important. If you successfully wake up after each dream, then you must write down everything you can remember in detail. Write down whether the dream was in color or black and white. This is why we will keep a pen and pad next the bed. Make sure not to put it in the bed with you. You don't want to end up stabbing yourself in your sleep. Then you must try to go right back to sleep. Keeping the pen and pad handy. Hopefully you will go right into another dream and repeat the process.
4. Reviewing the Night :Now it is time to review the night. You will be amazed at how many dreams you actually had that night! I usually find that I have 10 - 15 dreams a night and sometimes more. Everyone dreams and everyone dreams many times a night, they just don't know they do until they try something like this. Make special note of dreams that are in full-blown color, for you will want to reference them once you start studying Astral Projection.
Sit quietly and think about the relationship you have just ended, and your feelings about splitting up. Allow all your negative feelings, grief, frustration and loneliness to come to the surface. Cry, howl and bawl if you need to - the end of a relationship is like a death and you should allow yourself to grieve and not feel ashamed about it.
While thinking about the relationship, take the egg and roll it gently over your face and forehead. Imagine that the egg is like a sponge which can soak up your grief, your need, and all the negative emotions which are holding you back and dampening your spirits.
Project all your unhappiness over the relationship into the egg and let it soak up all your negative feelings. When you feel that the egg has sucked up all your unhappiness and negative feelings over this broken relationship, take it to a plot of earth - preferably not your own garden - and bury it. Bury it as far as possible from your house.
Know that the negative feelings and depression you projected onto the egg are being absorbed and neutralized by the earth.
Return to your house, preferably to your own bedroom or some place where you spend a lot of time. Make yourself some lemon balm tea with some of the rose petals, and sweeten it to taste with honey. Sprinkle the rest of the rose petals around the candle and yourself, if you have enough.
Light the candle. Imagine the warmth of the candle and the scent of the rose petals combining and filling the room with warmth, sweet rose scent and soft pink light.
Let the pink light and scent fill you with loving warmth and comfortable feelings. If you have some, anoint your chest just over the heart with a little rose oil. Sip the lemon balm tea.
Say quietly and with conviction:
'Gentle balm, soothe my heart Bring to me your healing art'.
Imagine yourself surrounded by love and peace, sheltered from discomfort and loneliness. Know that you deserve love and that you are now free of your previous relationship and open to a new one. Gaze into the candle flame and imagine yourself happy and healed, living a joyful and fulfilling life without the person you have just broken up with.
One egg to seven eggs depending (personally I'd go with seven eggs)
Eggs are fabulous, particularly free-range eggs, which are generally sold in supermarkets today.
Now, if you are still having lots of trouble getting over someone who you know you should not want back, go get yourself an egg. Or maybe seven.
On seven consecutive Friday nights (Friday is devoted to Aphrodite, so you'll be asking for her help here with this spell) draw yourself a lovely long bath, just at the right temperature.
When it's comfy to hop in (again burn a black candle to bathe by-it'll help those "fond" bittersweet memories that will drift up) take your egg (Which you shouldn't wash prior to this) and place it very carefully in the bath with you.
Now get in and let your mind wander over all the reasons which affirm that it's best for you and that person who you know is absolutely no good for you should be apart. Don't get lost in horrible memories, instead gently remind yourself that you are no longer going to allow anyone to rob you of your self-respect and self-esteem.
You are doing your magic to empower yourself. Do not think about how great it would be to get with him or her and them dump him or her. If revenge is still your problem, seek another spell. The egg, symbol, by the way, of the Goddess, is a reminder of our ability to create ourselves anew, that new life is always within our reach as long as we allow ourselves to be reborn and let go of the past- particularly if it is damaging us. Contemplate these things and feel glad and happy that you will soon be embracing the new.
Drain the bath- don't remove the egg until all the water has drained and you are safely out. DON'T EAT THE EGG!
Bury it, if you wish, in a place where you be sure it won't be unearthed, or wrap it up in thick paper, stomp on it (one more chance to get rid of the negative) and chuck it in the bin.
Do this every Friday for seven weeks.
If you still get pangs for (he should now be nameless), you may need to do a little work on the astral plane.
Get yourself an egg and roll it gently over your naked body, standing in the moonlight is best.
This will loosen and soften the ties that bind you to thing.
Focus your thoughts on the person you want to no longer have feelings for.
Think of all the reasons of yours & traits of theirs that you can, to back up your decision. Write this person's name on a small slip of paper. Cross out the name with deliberation.
"You no longer hold a special place in my heart. You are not the right person for me. I will bury my feelings for you here & make a fresh start." Bury this bit of paper & all your feelings about this person outside under a waning moon.
Cast this spell on a Saturday, the day symbolizing death and endings. This spell will enable you to view the relationship as finished and get on with your new life.
Hanging on to the past will itself be a thing of the past. --1 yellow candle 2 sheets parchment paper or handmade paper green ink --2 drops essential rose oil 2 drops sandalwood oil a piece of green stone, jade, or green glass --1 green candle heat-resistant container
Cast a circle of protection. Light the yellow candle and repeat:
"I allow (name of ex-lover) to peacefully leave my life. I am glad that this is so. "
On the piece of parchment, write down all your negative feelings about the ending of the relationship, all the injustices and wounds you felt you were dealt. Do not hold back. Let your emotions bleed into the spell (figuratively speaking of course). Weep or wail if you wish-this is the time for grieving, and take as long as you must.
When you have completed your grieving and calmed yourself, sprinkle the oils over the paper.
Light the green candle and hold the parchment and glass bead over the flame.
Repeat three times:
"Let all fury, anger and despair depart my heart. (Name of ex-lover) is free to leave my life. I now allow the winds of change to bring my good fortune to me. "
Place the paper and glass (or mineral) into the heat-resistant dish and allow it to burn down into ash.
Feel the pain of the relationship burning away; allow the flames of anger to die down to embers, then ash.
When cool enough to handle, take the glass keepsake to a body of water and throw it into its depths and do not look back. As an alternative, bury it deep in the earth, and do not look back.
Was in the mood for some homemade bread but didn't have all the ingredients for any bread I have ever made so I created a new one. Hope you like it we loved it. The inside is soft and flavorful with a slight crunch on the outside. Was definitely one we will be making again very soon.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a small bowl with a tight lid put
one large green apple, cored, skinned and chopped About 1 1/2 cups
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon water
shake well, drain, and set aside
Beat together in a large bowl
1/3 cup Butter or shortening
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sour cream
Then add and mix well
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
and the chopped apple
Place in a greased 9x5x3 loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.
Although Pagans do not celebrate this day because of what it represents, I am part Irish so I wear a snake to celebrate the fact that we remember what they tried to do to us.
moon last night was bright as it cascaded its light down upon us all,
reminding us we are all looking up at the same moon each night. We all
make decisions everyday that change the course of not only our life but
those around us. It is never easy but it is even harder when decisions
that others make send your life into turmoil. Lately I have been trying
to make sense of past relationships. The fact of the matter is some just do not make sense. Sometimes you just have to bless them and move on.
Today is a new day and it begins the rest of our lives, I pray the
other people who have passed through my life have made decisions that
made them happy. If not then maybe they were the wrong decision. We all
make them and forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give another. In
closing I wish everyone reading this: love to find you and hold you
within its bosom and, of course, light to show the way from the darkness
we all feel sometimes. May you all find that special someone to hold
you tight each night and the inner peace you get from knowing you made
the right decision in your life. Oh and Raptor my ever faithful Husky says "Woof"
Brain Function: Cinnamon boosts the activity of the
brain and makes it a good brain tonic. It helps to remove nervous
tension and memory loss. Research at the Wheeling Jesuit University in
the United States has proved that the scent of cinnamon has the ability
to boost brain activity.
The team of researchers, led by Dr. P. Zoladz, found that people who
were given cinnamon improved their scores on cognitive activities such
as attention span, virtual recognition memory, working memory, and
visual-motor response speed. Blood purification: Cinnamon can also help to remove blood impurities. This also makes it a great treatment for pimples. Blood circulation: Cinnamon helps to improve the
circulation of blood due to the presence of a blood thinning compound
within cinnamon. This blood circulation helps to significantly reduce
pain. Good blood circulation also ensures oxygen supply to the body’s
cells, which leads to higher metabolic activity. You can significantly
reduce the chance of suffering from a heart attack by regularly
consuming cinnamon. Pain Relief: Cinnamon is also an anti-inflammatory
substance, so it helps in removing stiffness of the muscles and joints.
Cinnamon is also recommended for arthritis, and it is known to help in
removing headaches that are caused by colds. Diabetes: Cinnamon has the ability to control blood
sugar, so diabetics find it very useful because cinnamon aids them in
using less insulin. Research has shown that it is particularly helpful for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes patients are not able to regulate their
insulin levels properly. Researchers at the US Department of
Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland
studied the effect of various food substances that include cinnamon on
blood sugar levels. They found that a water-soluble polyphenol compound
called MHCP, which is abundant in cinnamon, synergistically acted with
insulin and helped in the better utilization of that vital component of
human health. Infections: Due to its antifungal, antibacterial,
antiviral and antiseptic properties, it is effective on treating
external as well as internal infections. It helps in destroying germs in
the gall bladder and the bacteria present in staph infections. Healing: Cinnamon acts as a coagulant and helps to stop excess bleeding. Therefore, it facilitates the healing process. Heart diseases: It is believed that the calcium and
fiber present in cinnamon provide protection against heart diseases. By
including a little cinnamon in your food, you can help prevent coronary
artery disease and high blood pressure. Colon cancer: It can also improves the health of the colon and thereby reduce the risk of colon cancer. Mouth freshener: Cinnamon is often used in chewing gums, as it is a good mouth freshener and removes bad breath. Perfumes: It has a refreshing aroma and is extensively used in perfume-making. Indigestion: Cinnamon is added in many ethnic
recipes. Apart from adding flavor to the food, it also aids in
digestion. Cinnamon is very effective for indigestion, nausea, vomiting,
upset stomach, diarrhea and flatulence. Due to its carminative
properties, it is very helpful in eliminating excess gas from the
stomach and intestines. It also removes acidity, combats diarrhea and
reduces the effects of morning sickness. Cinnamon is therefore often
referred to as a digestive tonic. Respiratory problems: Cinnamon helps in relieving the symptoms of colds, influenza, sore throat and congestion. Menstruation: Cinnamon is effective in providing relief from menstrual discomfort and cramping. Birth control: Cinnamon also helps in natural birth
control. Regular consumption of cinnamon after child birth delays
menstruation and thus helps to avoid conception. Breastfeeding: It is also believed that cinnamon aids in the secretion of healthy breast milk.
Cinnamon is diuretic in nature and helps in the secretion and
discharge of urine. It is also commonly used as an aphrodisiac and is
believed to arouse sexual desire in men and women.
111 — Monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about
what you want, not what you don’t want. This sequence is a sign that
there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are
manifesting into form at record speeds. The 111 is like the bright light
of a flash bulb. It means the universe has just taken a snapshot of
your thoughts and is manifesting them into form. Are you pleased with
what thoughts the universe has captured? If not, correct your thoughts
(ask your angels to help you with this if you have difficulty
controlling or monitoring your thoughts).
222 — Our newly
planted ideas are beginning to grow into reality. Keep watering and
nurturing them, and soon they will push through the soil so you can see
evidence of your manifestation. In other words, don’t quit five minutes
before the miracle. Your manifestation is soon going to be evident to
you, so keep up the good work! Keep holding positive thoughts, keep
affirming, and continue visualizing.
333 — The Ascended
Masters are near you, desiring you to know that you have their help,
love, and companionship. Call upon the Ascended Masters often,
especially when you see the number 3 patterns around you. Some of the
more famous Ascended Masters includes: Jesus, Moses, Mary, Quan Yin, and
444 — The angels are surrounding you now,
reassuring you of their love and help. Don’t worry because the angels’
help is nearby.
555 — Buckle your seatbelts. A major life
change is upon you. This change should not be viewed as being "positive"
or "negative," since all change is but a natural part of life’s flow.
Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and
feeling yourself being at peace.
666 — Your thoughts are
out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world. This
number sequence asks you to balance your thoughts between heaven and
earth. Like the famous "Sermon on the Mount," the angels ask you to
focus on spirit and service, and know your material and emotional needs
will automatically be met as a result.
777 — The angels
applaud you…congratulations, you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and
know your wish is coming true. This is an extremely positive sign and
means you should also expect more miracles to occur.
888 — A
phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you
forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up
an emotional career, or relationship phase. It also means there is
light at the end of the tunnel. In addition, it means, "The crops are
ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them." In other words, don’t
procrastinate making your move or enjoying fruits of your labor.
999 — Completion. This is the end of a big phase in your personal or
global life. Also, it is a message to lightworkers involved in Earth
healing and means, "Get to work because Mother Earth needs you right
000 — A reminder you are one with God, and to feel the
presence of your Creator’s love within you. Also, it is a sign that a
situation has gone full circle.
Ever wake up and find that night after night you suddenly wake at the same time. It is a signal that lights your path, your journey....back to You, your Higher Self.
- An energetic gateway has opened for you, rapidly manifesting your
thoughts into reality. Choose your thoughts wisely at this time,
ensuring they match your desires. Don't put any energy into any fears at
all, lest you manifest them.
222 - Have faith.
Everything's going to be all right. Don't worry about anything, as this
situation is resolving itself beautifully for everyone involved.
- You've merged with the ascended masters, and they're working with you
day & night - on many levels. They love, guide, and protect you at
444 - Thousands of angels surround
you at this moment, loving and supporting you. You have a very strong
and clear connection with the angelic realm, and are an Earth Angel
yourself. You have nothing to fear - all is well.
555 - Major changes and significant transformations are
here for you. You have an opportunity to break out of the chrysalis and
uncover the amazing life you truly deserve.
It's time to focus on Spirit to balance and heal your life. Tell Heaven
about any fears you have concerning material supply. Be open to
receiving help and love from both humans and the angels.
- Congratulations! You have listened well to your Divine Guidance and
have put that wisdom into fruitful action. You're now reaping the
rewards. Your success is inspiring and helping others, so please keep up
the good work.
888- The Universe is abundant
and generous, and you've learned how to step into the shower of its
ever-present flow. Great financial prosperity is yours, now and in the
999 - Get to work, Lightworker! The
world needs your Divine Life purpose right now. Fully embark upon your
sacred misssion without delay or hesitation.
1 packages beer brats
1 large head red cabbage, shredded
1 large green apple cored, skinned and diced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Brown brats on a fry pan along with the onions. In a crock pot mix the apple cider vinegar with the sugar. Add shredded cabbage, then apples on top, then pour onions, brats and all the juices over that and set on low for 8 hours. Serve with mash potatoes.