Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Measurement of Time Essence

Maya, music, measurement of time
Reality is rational but is it real?
The time of consciousness is now
We are listening but stories are stories
Not us
Not you
Lost within the times of tangled seeing
We find the inner self is no self but Us
Time bound we can see the timeless is the Truth


Sunday, May 26, 2013


Oh my this morning I made the most amazing juice!
~ A head of romaine lettuce
~ 5 apples
~ 4 carrots
~ 5 stalks of celery
~ 1 cucumber
The taste of this particular juice was so refreshing, invigorating, and uplifting! Green, smooth, and fresh, this juice you must try! I am amazed at the benefits of juicing.
Fresh juice provides us with minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, and proteins. When you include juicing as part of your diet, you will have increased energy, a glowing complexion, strengthened immune system, stronger bones and a reduced risk of disease. When we juice fruits and vegetables we are able to drink highly concentrated nutrients which are then able to enter our bloodstream very quickly.
Juices can flush toxins from your body, are good for your weight, heart, circulation and overall well being.

Carrot juice is an easy juice to start with! And you can add in 2 apples if you like :) Here are just a few of the benefits of carrot juice!

    Carrot juice contains carotenoids, which help protect the heart.
    Carotenoids in carrots, contribute to blood sugar regulation.
    Carrots contain a phytonutrient called falcarinol. This nutrient helps in protection against colon  cancer.
    Beta-carotene in carrot juice is good for vision, and is especially contributory to the improvement of night vision.
    By drinking carrot juice, hair, skin and nails start looking better.
    Carrot juice contains essential oils, which help in proper digestion, and thus helping in the prevention of acne.
    Drink carrot juice in summers. The nutrients in carrot juice will protect your skin against tanning. It also helps the skin to heal any damage caused by the sun.
    One of the best carrot juice health benefits for skin is that antioxidants in carrot juice, slow down the process of aging. Antioxidants also protect against many other skin disorders.
    There are many carrot juice benefits for skin when consumed on a daily basis, however, you can also apply it directly on your skin to reduce blemishes.
    Carrot juice lowers the cholesterol and blood pressure levels of the body.
    Consuming carrot juice daily, will increase the resistance power of the body.
    Carrot juice is very rich in iron, which helps reduce the severity of anemia symptoms.
:~) Hope you will try some carrot juice today! And when you are ready you can try juicing greens!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Middle Way

I am beginning to understand more "The middle way" the way in which balance is restored.
In my life I have often fought the idea of "following" and I was to believe this independent thinking to be "wrong"
Now I see my inner guidance has always held a balance just for me, and so in turn for others.
There is an extremist in me, a crazed artist type I suppose. The one who thinks this "extreme" may be just the fix! The elixir, the bite of eternal wisdom.
I now realize, there is nothing of this to ever be found, because in any extreme there is imbalance.
As I am healing from hashimotos and other medical issues, I have found diet to be extremely important. In fact, there is little else after diet, of course there is life style in general, but diet is at the top. I have been struggling with eating meat for years now. I was born an animal lover and animal activist. This will never change. I have been vegan, vegetarian, and raw vegan. I do believe there is a higher level of awareness for the Earth and animals when one abstains from eating animal products. I myself have experienced this awareness and peace. But I have also experienced a feeling of no life. A death within that only worsens with every day that my body lacks animal protein. And so, I have come to know that I cannot be a vegan of any kind. This is a not a weakness in me. This is a truth I have accepted. In my research and study of raw vegans, I have seen much anger, animosity, and hatred. I am not saying all raw vegans, or all vegans fit this description, but many do. From the outside they seem peaceful and serene, until you express your doubt or your need for animal products. I have heard, seen, and read angry, angry people lashing out at other people because a person stated they may need to eat animals. It is not easy to accept you have to eat an animal. It's heart breaking really to go against what you morally think is wrong. And to admit you could be wrong about being a vegan. That you may have to go back to this practice and way of eating even though it makes you cry inside. So please have mercy on us! We mean no harm. I am writing this because this does not only apply to eating, I am calling on the middle way for everything! I believe we are lost because of our extremes. They are kinds of addictions really. You may think you don't have an addiction. You may think you lead a clean life and so that sets you apart from those who smoke, drink, or take recreational drugs. But extremes are addictions too. They imprison us and they also imprison the ones we love and care about. Because of our interconnectedness, they also imprison strangers. Because when we pass around ideas of extremes in religion, diet, life style, politics, etc., we spread this untruth.
I hope we can all find the Middle Way. The balance in life is so beautiful! And the journey to get to the balance in life is even more splendid.

The Moon and the Ego

The full moon brings many energies that explore our consciousness with or without permission. As each night approaches and the moon becomes fuller and fuller, pregnant with life; it seems our inner souls, the depth and mind within begins to struggle with emptiness. Which will win in this rapid and forceful battle of wills? The ego rises and the Moon quiets the suffering. The ego sees itself as drowning and resists and pushes, a delivery of pain every time. The Moon, the mother that she is, smiles and calmly reminds. She gently reinforces the truth and removes the ego from the self. What remains is a being of emptiness that represents all. And this glimpse of wisdom enlightenment and peace is enough to crave more and try again.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A quote by Kim Chernin

Earlier I posted a blog called "The Body" Unfortunately, it was deleted?! Which is ironic, because the post was about impermanence....
However, here is a quote I would like to share ~ By Kim Chernin
"The body holds meaning . . . when we probe beneath the surface of our obsession with weight, we will find that a woman obsessed with her body is also obsessed with the limitations of her emotional life. Through her concern with her body she is expressing a serious concern about the state of her soul."

Monday, May 20, 2013

Waking up Again

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”  
Thich Nhat Hanh


“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dog Miracles

I will never fully comprehend the love of a dog. To embrace this love, really feel it and know it is beyond miracles. Beyond the wonder of the Cosmos and the Earth combined. Steadfast, unconditional, forever loving, and forgiving, there is no amount of love I could possibly return to say thank you to the Dogs in my life. Through the years I have had the great honor to be in the company of some special animals. Now in thinking of some that have passed from this Earth and some that are present, I am thanking these dogs today for the teachings and blessings they have given me.


No Blame ~ Just Understand

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

No Self No Problem

Many peo­ple look for free­dom through accu­mu­lat­ing either mate­r­ial pos­ses­sions or spir­i­tual knowl­edge. These searches amount to noth­ing more than a don­key chas­ing after a dan­gled car­rot. When we wake up to that truth in this very moment we real­ize that what we were seek­ing was already here. The ques­tion is, ‘Can we wake up to this truth?’ It might be much eas­ier than we think. Remember, great ancient mas­ters often said that we don’t real­ize the truth because it is too sim­ple and too close to us. When we finally real­ize it, we will be shocked by two things: how much time we wasted search­ing and how easy it was after all.”
Anam Thubten Rinpoche

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Embracing the Feminine Within

Today the moment of "enlightenment" came at an unusual time. While feeling in crisis mode, as many humans do daily, I felt the gentle taste of comfort fill my soul. Today was like most days, stress about health issues, money, the state of the world, family, and work all threatened to steal my sanity. In the midst of this chaotic turbulence I remembered the woman in me. Although I do not watch television and divert my eyes to the constant barrage of images that portray women as objects of unrealistic proportions, I as most women do, still have an unrealistic pressure that pushes me to the brink on certain days. Today I felt a calm of acceptance, love, and beauty fill my being. It's as if the a Goddess was smiling down on me and urging me to see my beauty within. The beauty that is often times forgotten and lost in this world we call Earth. The calm and peace can only be described as a great self love that allows the demons to quiet, the voices of ego to die. There is a fullness and emotional feast of pure feminine power that encompasses the body and heals the heart. Is it the Goddess? Is it Nature? Or could it be the simplistic and beautiful transition that women used to be encouraged to journey through many, many years ago? The power of the Moon can never be forgotten. The Earth's energies have a great influence over our emotions and power. This is a power I speak of not so much as an ego, self centered corrupting power, but a power that allows women to expand in love. A little quiet time could perhaps help. Or maybe the breeze moving through a beautiful sycamore tree will remind you once again.
Nature's Kiss ~ by Amy Drago