In yesterday’s comments Robin awarded me “extra points” which I am totally taking credit for. Extra “dollars” would be better, but I’ll accept anything at this point. Because, when we count up our wins* at the end of every day, what’s spirit important, and what’s body important simply don’t always match up.
*New cool idea! We should do this: right before sleep, count up our “wins” and “points” -like how patient or loving we were in a shitty situation; how we stopped and experienced being in the moment instead of whining about what we don’t have; how we helped someone and followed our intuition; plus tons of other examples that are now zinging around in my smooth brain.
Enjoying our journey (and our day) is one of the things that helps us move forward the most and learn our lessons the easiest. Not how much cash we have in our pockets. Although, we are well aware of what a vast amount of good we could all do if we DID have some of that fictitious ”extra” money. But since we don’t we do the best that we possibly can. And we make ourselves available to receive whatever amount comes our way.
In my card altar room there’s been some changes, but not the type anyone can see when they walk in there. My Heart’s True Desire journaling lines have been morphing away from my previous materialism, almost without my realizing it. Could be that I’m really living that Present Moment Consciousness in a deeper and more profound way. Could be that I truly am leaving my previous weight-body-appearance issues behind (albeit a tiny bit at time). Could be that my soul’s evolution is making more progress than I though it was.
Whatever the answer, I’m happy with it. As I am with our daily draw message, and its bearer. As Corina shared, the planets are very emotional right now, so are we. It was not surprising then, to see this category show up.
Whale, Dolphin, Crab, Ray, Seal, Octopus, Crocodile, and Frog
These creatures make the waters their primary home, drawing strength from this primeval element and flourishing thanks to its bounty……”
Counter malicious talk by casting its import from your mind.
Supreme predator of the blue planet, spiny teeth protrude from Ray’s muscular body, delivering a potent toxicant. Teeth help form our words, allowing us to poison others with spite, malice, and lies.
If you have been attacked by this fearsome weapon, Ray has come to give you the strength to take heart and cast from your mind the venom that is morphing into ever-more destructive thought. Malice dwelt upon gains strength; ignored, its power diminishes daily.”
This is one side of the same coin I have been focusing on, just from another angle. When we strive to use GOOD words and GOOD thoughts, we keep this type of behaviour at bay, from ourselves. What today’s message is talking about is that same idea, only coming from the outside.
This description of a “fearsome weapon” is so true, as we have all experienced at some point. It can even be unintentional, which is the situation I’m in right now. So, I’ll heed the message, and allow it to fade away, giving it no more thought and no more of my energy, sapping it of power as I aim my focus towards higher and better exchanges.
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green
Yesterday’s Kitchen Experiment:
produced our delightful vegan dessert, but not without a ton of patience.
Do you know why someone invented instant pudding? Because the cooking kind (from scratch!) takes for FUCKING EVER !!!
No one ever tells you that, because if they did, we’d NEVER make it! Holy crap this shit just goes on and on and on and freaking ON. More than twenty minutes, that’s how long I stood there: stir stir stir.
After five I was over it, so I bothered Dan with annoying texts. Then I grabbed a book and leaned against the stove, haphazardly flinging my stir-er around in the pot.
Here’s what I did. Pretty much. Mostly. (But with additional complaints not listed below.)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 cups soy milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
Remove the pudding from the heat and add the vanilla. Let cool for ten minutes, stirring now and then. Pour the pudding into a large serving dish or individual serving dishes and chill until firm, about 2 to 3 hours. (Definitely wait the full time, or you can do what we did, and not, which means you end up having to sort of drink it. Still good, but not as pudded as it could have been, had I, ya know, had any patience left to spare.)
Enjoy your homemade vegan pudding! Makes four servings.
was a two-fer. First, there was biscuits, which you’ve already seen plenty of pictures of. (Although, this batch was outstandingly wonderful, just sayin’.)
Once it starts to happen, it can’t be stopped. I have turned into my mother. A. Lot. (No, really.) Not only am I baking constantly, but I also can’t follow a recipe if my life depended on it. (Pudding above? I added butterscotch chips, couldn’t even leave THAT alone.)
The changes I made to these cookies were to add filberts (why wouldn’t you?) and to toss in some chopped up apricots (of course I did) with the cherries. Go HERE for this one.
Also, I don’t use cooking spray, as it calls for, I have a silicone mat which sits on top of a baking stone, and a piece of parchment on another baking stone. (Why do we have two of these and no actual cookie sheets? Long story, they are ancient, and one is broken, I’ll explain it another day.)
Disclaimer From Above:
probably I WILL make that pudding again (or a version of it), but now I’ll be prepared and have my reading materials at the ready.