"Life is fragile and no matter how much we
fight to control its outcome,
all we can do is live in
According to legend, the artichoke was created when the love thirsty
Greek god Zeus turned his object of affection into a thistle, after being rejected.
Despite this sad beginning, the ancients considered the artichoke full of health benefits,
using it as an aphrodisiac, a diuretic, a breath freshener, and even as a deodorant!
The artichoke is one of the oldest medicinal plants dating back to 4th century B.C.
In the 16th century, artichokes were documented as a treatment for liver problems and jaundice.
It was not until the 20th century that it became widely popular as a delicious food and a useful medicine.
Artichoke is a good source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K,
they are also packed with antioxidants.
Eat the tender ends of the leaves after boiling or steaming -
though many think the best part to be the flavorful heart.
My favorite dip for artichoke is olive-mayo mixed with balsamic vinegar and tarragon.
Understand that we are in a time where we have to
not just go with the flow of everything that’s going on outside us.
Come back to yourself.
Make your own decisions
even if they aren't in agreement with the herd.
Take time alone.
Recognize the spiritual-human dance is a constantly moving one.
You’re not just living in the ether and you’re not just living in the body.
You’re trying to bring more consciousness from the ether down into the body.
And as you do that, you are not only moving things for yourself,
you’re moving things in past generations on this planet.
~~Lee, from June Energy Forecast - What's new, and what's possible now?
I love plantain, so happy when others do too!
Plantain is a lovely plant - often considered a weed,
that grows very well in rocky soil, and even in driveways and sidewalk cracks.
Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitos.
It has the amazing ability to draws toxins from the body with its astringent nature.
Simply crush (or chew) Plantain and place as a poultice directly over the site of
bee sting, bug bite, acne, wound, glass splinter, or rash.
Plantain may also be used to create a balm for emergency kits,
or an infusion used as a skin or general wash.
Plantain has additionally digestive benefits.
This is especially useful for anyone who has been damaged by antibiotics,
anti-inflammatory or pain medications, food allergies, or Celiac disease.
- See more at: http://wisemindhealthybody.com/little-weed-one-useful-medicines-planet/#sthash.9tgC6F1I.dpuf
higher self meditation
and Mother Earth
-The Great Bell Chant(The end of Suffering)
-Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
-Magic Mantra-reverse negative to positive - by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa