Friday, February 28, 2014
CHOOSE A DIRECTION!
Study the compass. Which direction are you pulled towards?
Next, scroll down to discover what it reveals about you:
NORTH: The north is associated with the need for independence and space to think clearly without distractions. You may find yourself being pulled towards spiritual practices and meditation. If you chose this direction it's a good time to spend more time alone, to empty your mind of daily worries and to allow inspiration to enter you. Your new life purpose is waiting and until you embrace it, you are likely to feel restless and dissatisfied with your daily life. This direction also aids recovery from illness and emotional hurts. If this message resonates with you, spend a few minutes meditating everyday, and sit facing north.
NORTH-EAST: You are seeking the energy of the north-east which is useful if you want to feel more motivated or gain a clearer sense of direction in life. Do you feel stuck in a rut? If so, a change will be helpful because it would help you regain your mojo. It is time to take a few risks. Even if you don't quite know what you want to do, or where to start, do something - anything. Break out of routines, do a whacky course, call up old friends, send your CV to your dream company, join a dating agency. You don't need a perfect end-solution, just start with change. If this message resonates with you, spend a few minutes meditating everyday, and sit facing north-east.
EAST: The East is associated with expansion. If you chose this direction you are starting to feel more ambitious about life. It is a good time to start a course that will lead to a money-making enterprise, or in fact to start or expand a business. Don't let fear stand in your way, enthusiasm and growing confidence will take you where you need to go. Be patient, don't expect success over night - enjoy the journey of exploration. Harness all your energy (including impatience) into doing something better with your life, focus it in one direction and impress us all! If this message resonates with you, spend a few minutes meditating everyday, and sit facing east.
SOUTH-EAST: By seeking the energy of the south-east, you intuitively know it is time to give wings to your imagination. You are moving into a highly creative phase so, for example, it's a good time to write that book that's been at the back of your mind. It is time to make your dreams a reality. It is safe to have big ideas, whether they relate to work or hobbies. Protect yourself from criticism because, however well intentioned, it will only hold you back. The South-East energy is also related to relationships. Those who are single are likely to attract a relationship with this energy. Those who are living together a while should talk about marriage (it is time!). If this message resonates with you, spend a few minutes meditating everyday, and sit facing south-east.
SOUTH: You may feel drained by certain situations and/or other people. By seeking the energy of the south, your body is telling you to 'wake up'!. It is time to bring passion and positivity back into your life. Forget about going with the flow, instead take charge and set the pace. Meet new people (or change what you do with those you know) - create new situations. By doing so, you will create a new flow, and simply put - a more fun life. Lets not endure our life, lets live it. On the cosmic timescale our life is just a blip, be brave and live your blip with passion! If this message resonates with you, spend a few minutes meditating everyday, and sit facing south.
SOUTH-WEST: Focus, focus, focus. The energy of the south-west is all about taking a practical approach to life. Putting long-term goals in place and steadily working towards them. It's time for head down, working hard, saving money and increasing skills. Don't get distracted by fleeting pleasures. It is a time for developing long-term working relationships and friendships. Good old fashioned values are rewarded, looking after your family, being there for friends, earning the respect of work colleagues, appreciating the things money cannot buy. In so doing, you will achieve a quality of life which is extra-ordinary. If this message resonates with you, spend a few minutes meditating everyday, and sit facing south-west.
WEST: The west is associated with romance, and most often a new relationship or taking an existing relationship to the next level. It's also a prompt to spend more time with your partner, to lighten up and have more fun (both in and out of the bedroom! :)). For those unconcerned with romance, the west is also associated with receiving loans, financial backing, getting a new job or starting a business. So, by choosing this direction, you are sending the right intention to the Universe to boost your financial prospects. If this message resonates with you, spend a few minutes meditating everyday, and sit facing west.
NORTH-WEST: If you are hoping for promotion, taking on greater responsibilities or applying for a job, it's natural to subconsciously harness the power of the north-west. This energy helps you appear authoritative, trust-worthy and in control. Use your gut feelings and perception to know when the right time to make a move is. If you are attracted to the north-west you are being guided to take control of your life, to go out into the world and achieve material success - but you need to keep your self-worth and integrity in tact. Only work at, or do, what sits well with your conscience. If this message resonates with you, spend a few minutes meditating everyday, and sit facing north-west.
I used principles of Feng Shui Astrology to develop this reading.
Hope you enjoyed!
- 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
- ⅓ cup coconut oil , or butter, melted
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup coconut flour (you must use coconut flour – using another flour will not work!
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- optional add-ins: ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips (I like THESE because they are dairy and soy free), walnuts, pecans, slivered almonds, raisins, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Throw everything together in a medium bowl and mix until combined.
- Pour into a lightly greased (use coconut oil or butter for greasing) bread pan.
- Bake for about 45 – 60 minutes or until center is set and top is golden. Enjoy!
*Your bananas should be extremely brown, almost to the point when you would throw them away or freeze them. If they are not overly ripe, your bread will not be as sweet and probably not taste as good. If you are using non-ripe bananas, you should add about a ⅓ cup of maple syrup to the batter.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
2 cans ready to use refrigerated crescent rolls
2 (8-ounce each) packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg white
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350* degrees and grease a 13X9-inch baking pan. Lay a pack of crescent rolls in the pan and pinch the openings together. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg together until smooth. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls evenly and then lay the second pack of crescent rolls on top of the cheese mixture and brush with egg white. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Celtic calendar was based on sacred trees and compatibility between the different tree groupings. The Celts believed trees had sacred properties.
Which tree are you?
Birch: People born from December 24 to January 21. In old Celtic culture, the New Year started with the defeat of the old year or old king. Compatibility with Willow, Vine and Ivy.
Rowan: People born from January 22 to February 18. They are compatible with Ivy and with Hawthorn.
Ash: Born from February 19 to March 17. Your best relations will be with Oak and Willow.
Alder: Born from March 18 to April 14. Try to know Hazel and Elder. They are perfect for you if you are under Alder protection… A strong protection!
Willow. From April 15 to May 12. They are friendly people and get along well with Hazel, Vine, Birch, Oak and Ash.
Hawthorn: From May 13 to June 9. Rowan and Ivy are your best friends.
Oak. From May 13 to July 7. They are the kings. Oak people have a similar personality to Leo people. They were born to lead.
Holly: From July 8 to August 4. Compatibility with Ash and Elder.
Hazel. From August 5 to September 1. Compatibility with Oak, Vine, Reed, Willow and Alder. Really nice people!
Vine: From September 2 to September 29. Vine represents joy and they get on well with Willow and Birch.
Ivy: From September 30 to October 27. A problematic personality similar to Scorpio. People can love them but in fact, they don’t trust anyone.
Reed: From October 28 to November 24. Compatibility with Oak and Ash.
Elder: From November 25 to December 23. A really conservative personality. Compatibility with Holly and Alder.
1/2 gallon apple cider
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 liter 190 proof alcohol, everclear or equivalent
mix all ingredients but alcohol in a large cooking pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool, once cooled stir in alcohol. What's not consumed can be stored in mason jars and tastes all the better the longer it's stored.
By ~Twixe~ Twixewitch's Garden of Mystical Mayhem
Thursday, February 20, 2014
No Bake Watermelon Cake Recipe
Here’s the best Healthy No Bake Cake you will ever taste! Introducing the No Bake Watermelon cake made with whip cream and fruit! Easy to make and yummy to consume!
Author: Jennifer www.iSaveA2Z.com
Recipe type: Dessert
- Whipped cream or Coconut Whipped cream (Paleo Version)
- 1 Large Watermelon cut in a circle like a cake (see photo above)
- Cut your watermelon based on the photo tutorial in the post.
- Pat the watermelon down with wipes to dry it.
- Frost it with whipped cream
- Add Almonds to the side
- Decorate the top with fresh fruit of your choice. I like raspberries and blueberries.
3 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons (heaping) garlic powder
3 Tablespoons (heaping) onion powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
1/2 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
3 Tablespoons dry ranch dressing
1 1/2 Tablespoon salt
3/4 teaspoon dry ginger
1 1/2 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Rub on any meat, or poultry. Makes about 4 cup of rub. Enough for a qt jar or 2 pint jars.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
1 ham shank
1 head cabbage cut in chunks through the core to keep attached
3-5 sweet potatoes cut in chunks
4-5 white potatoes cut in chunks
1 pk baby carrots
2 rutabaga cut in chunks
3-4 onions cut in half through center
5 garlic cloves cut in half
1 rounded teaspoon or more Italian seasoning's
8-10 chicken bouillon
Put in a turkey roaster and fill with enough water to almost cover veggies. put in a 350 degree oven for approx. 3 1/2 hours or until the veggies are cooked and soft. Serve in a lipped plate with some of the juice.
When you are finished with dinner just cut the rest of the ham into bite sized pieces and mash the veggies in the water they were cooked in. return the cut ham to the broth and you have a wonderful soup that freezes very well.
If you prefer split pea soup simply cook your peas in the liquid then add back the smashed veggies and cut up ham and you have the best split pea soup anywhere.
I have been quite unhappy with the food supply and the chemicals being used without thought to their harmful effects on the human body. With the onset of the stupidity of both the individual states and out government in taking such approaches as to tell people that rain water falling on their property is not theirs unless they pay their state, you can't keep more than a 30 day supply of food without being charged with an attempt to over throw the government, or that gardens are illegal in some states, it has made me even more determined to garden. I refuse to give up my rights as a US citizen or my right as a person living on this planet. Monsanto needs to be brought down but until that happens I will be gardening for my fruits and veggies.
Anyone wishing to also follow suit may like to join our little group for tips.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It would also be quite nice used as a tool to draw something to you like green for money and so on. will include the colors for birth stones and as a charm to draw things to you.
It would make a great stocking stuffer craft. Simply get a pretty jewellery box and include the instructions (photos) and the meaning behind the colors.
A wonderful craft for crafty pre-teens and teens. And a heart felt gift from anyone. Items to include are at the bottom of this blog.