Charleston Red Rice

Charleston Red Rice

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 5 slices of good bacon
  • 4 ribs of chopped up celery
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 T of minced garlic
  • 1/2 chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 spinach and feta chicken sausages (fully cooked), roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of steamed white rice
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • sprinkle of oregano & parsely
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions for garnish

Instructions

Cook up bacon in a pot, until crispy and set aside. Sauté onion, celery, garlic, and bell pepper for about 5-7 minutes, you want the onions to be translucent. Next add can of diced tomatoes & add oregano, parsley, salt & pepper on medium heat, let simmer for about 3 min. Add the sausage & white rice and turn the stove top off. Mix thoroughly, garnish with green onions & serve along side a beautiful chicken cobb salad such as this one. Enjoy!

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Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn.

Happy 2019! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We not only have our new moon in Capricorn tomorrow, but it’s an uber powerful one because it’s also a partial solar eclipse occuring. A Solar eclipse much like a new moon is where the moon passes between the earth & sun. The new moon typically represents the fresh start of intentions for the month. With the partial solar eclipse involved it will be more along the lines of setting your intentions for the next six months.

This is a strong aspect of astrological energy, especially with Sun Conjunct the moon. All things are possible. This is a time to really ponder on what it is that you want to achieve in the coming year. Focus on what old habits are holding you back and thus need to be shed. Clean and organize your living space to go into this eclipse with a clear and light mind.

Make sure to write your intentions and what you wish to accomplish and grow from with in the new year. The absolute perfect time to set those New Years resolutions!

The Perfection in the Imperfect Christmas.

The year flew by in a flash, as it usually does. Here we are about a week out from Christmas. Many feel rushed, stressed, and overwhelmed. I just wanted to write a post to send a friendly reminder to you all in the universe. That it’s all ok… It’s ok if you don’t have a specially designed coordinating wrapping paper scheme with all red here or all craft paper there. It doesn’t make you superior in any way, and most certainly doesn’t set you apart from the crowd. If you do have it, and it not something you stress over- in fact its something you enjoy than that’s truly awesome. However for those of you beating yourself up for not having accomplished the perfect instagramable Christmas…. please know your holidays are not ruined. The cookies will sometimes burn, the trees will eivitably get knocked down at some point, and thats ok. That is the nature of life, the imperfections are what make you REAL & to be frank, it’s beautiful. It means you care a great deal to work so hard to make magical memories & that you are fortunate enough to have your health & funds, that your biggest concern is getting everything just right. So take a step back to enjoy this season for yourself as well. You are blessed and you are prefect due to your imperfections. Remember to hug your family, laugh, just sit in the beautiful silence and absorb the energy of goodwill & love all around you. For that love is the most impressive part of the season. Namaste!

Gumbo

Gumbo

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 C flour
  • 3/4 Bacon drippings
  • 1 Package of fresh okra- chopped
  • 1 T of minced garlic
  • 1 package of good kelbsia sasuge
  • 1 carton of reduced sodium chicken broth 
  • 1 T sugar
  • Tony Chachere’s cajun seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 T white vinager
  • 1 T worchester sauce
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 package of shelled and deveined shrimp
  • White rice to serve on

Instructions

In your pot cook the bacon drippings and the flour, whisk until well blended and then cook the roux for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Mix the garlic in the roux and cook for another hour. Whisk in the broth, sugar, cajun seasoning, diced tomatoes, sauce, simmer on medium-low heat for about 5 min. Add whole chicken breast, cover pot and cook for another 25 minutes. After chicken is cooked, remove on a plate- shread chicken and add back to the pot, then add chopped kielbasa, okra and shrimp. Serve over white rice.Enjoy!

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Telepathy and Astral Travel

Has anyone ever experienced a loved one who was hundreds of miles away and yet you seemed to interpret one another thoughts, emotions, sometimes even memories as if they were right next to you? Or you had this thought pop into your head and come to find out at that exact moment that is what the other person was thinking/transmuting?Sometimes you feel that person there with you, even physically it seems? Especially in the evening or morning right before you drift off or wake from slumber.No matter what you do you just can’t get that person out of your thoughts. Well this is a case of a telepathic connection, plain and simple. However, there isn’t anything really simple about it at all. It is a very real probability that that other person can’t stop thinking about you as well.

Telepathy is the supposed communication of thoughts and ideas by means other than the known sources. Our universe is so fast & there is so much that can not be explained. One thing that is a certainty is that everything in this boundless universe is made up entirely of energy. There are those times where the connection between two people simply defies any sense of logic & you are not only connected in your souls and in your heart but by the power of your mind as well. A telepathic connection.

Astral Projection or astral travel as the term I prefer is a term used in esotericism to describe a willful out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an “astral body” that is separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it throughout the universe.

This action happens more frequently during lucid dreaming but can equally be harnessed just as effectively during meditation to reach those you love or those you wish to impart an important message too. I mention the concept of astral travel as well for I find that most that seem to harness this phenomenon of telepathy with others seem to astral travel to their loved ones as well. Mainly through dreams, as if you have just taken a trip in your mind to be with the other person.

Have any of you experienced or are currently experiencing a telepathic connection with someone? 

What are your personal experiences with astral travel and lucid dreaming?

Namaste!

Gratitude


This Past Thursday American celebrated Thanksgiving. Now Thanksgiving isn’t exactly my favorite holiday, that honor would go to Halloween & Christmas. I do however love how Thanksgiving brings friends and family together. We are brought together, and we enjoy favorite recipes that have been passed down for generations & we celebrate the art of Gratitude. 

The formal definition of gratitude is the quality of being thankful. Readiness to show appreciation for and in return kindness. 

Gratitude to me is keeping myself in that positive mindset as much as I possibly can. We are all human & its impossible to be happy & upbeat all of the time. However when I am low & then force myself to focus on what I’m truly thankful for, It always seems to lift my spirits, confidence, and overall will to succeed. Looking at all I am grateful for reminds me that what I do & who I am is indeed important.

I actually started a gratitude challenge about a month out before Thanksgiving that I heard about from my MOPS group. You text one person every day for 14 days 3 things your grateful for. The whole idea is that practicing and forcing yourself to focus on what you are grateful for will essentially shift your perception. Your problems may dissipate or seem less monumental. That is the power of gratitude to alter how you see things so that you may focus on all the abundance you already have been blessed with.