Daily Words of the Buddha for February 25, 2020


Tañca kammaṃ kataṃ sādhu,
yaṃ katvā nānutappati,
yassa patīto sumano,
vipākaṃ paṭisevati.

Well done is that action of doing
which one repents not later,
and the fruit of which,
one reaps with delight and happiness.

Dhammapada 5.68
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

La’au Lapa’au | Herbal Medicine Cabinet – Urban Moonshine

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MEET SOME MEDICINAL HERBS THAT CAN KEEP YOU HEALTHY
ALL YEAR LONG

INTRODUCING THE URBAN MOONSHINE MEDICINE CABINET POSTER

1. CHAMOMILE

Chemicals: volatile oils
Body Systems: digestive, nervous
I am a delicate plant, but my flower’s gentleness belies its power. As a warm teabag, I soothe tired eyes; as a tea or tincture, I can untangle knots in the belly. Keep me around for kids and grownups alike.

2. USNEA

Chemicals: usnic acid, polysaccharides
Body Systems: respiratory, urinary
All around the world, my beards hang off the evergreens. Eat them whole, or try an extract: they’ll protect your lungs like they protect the forest. Savor my acrid flavor: it is a note to push out the season’s cold.

3. BITTERS

I’m a classic digestive remedy. So many versions to choose from—all help you enjoy your favorite foods without worry. Taste bitter, feel better!

4. ASTRAGALUS

Chemicals: saponins, glucans
Body Systems: immune
My…

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Foodstyles | Dirt Cake for Dessert

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The title isn’t very appetizing but this cake is fantastic and is easy to throw together.  The components are simple – cake, pudding and Oreos.

I did this cake for a local groundbreaking ceremony at SolTrans in Vallejo.  The large decorative cake was done in a large terra cotta pot while the servings for the public were done in small cups similar those you would find on a buffet.

IMG_3914Dirt Cake

Chocolate cake, made from scratch or from a box
Pudding, prepared and chilled (I’m using vanilla today
Oreo cookies

Prepare cake and pudding according to instructions.  Using your food processor, pulse the Oreos into fine crumbs until it resembles dirt.

Crumble up the cake into crumbs.

In a Pyrex baking dish or torte dish, place cake crumbs on the bottom of the dish.  Dollop on a thick layer of pudding and smooth out with a spatula.  Top pudding with…

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Life Hacks | 41 Facts You Won’t Be Able To Forget 

“A man learns all his life and dies the day he thinks he has learned everything”- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan The world we live in is full of mystery. No matter how much we learn and dedicate ourselves to research, there are always things that can surprise us, secrets that have been hidden from us, […]

Source: 41 Facts You Won’t Be Able To Forget – Healthy Food House

Matt Kahn | What is TRUTH?

The evaluation of truth is not necessarily based upon the evidence you collect. Simply because, anything you firmly believe attracts the subtle or profound events, outcomes, characters, or circumstances to further any degree of personal certainty. The greatest confirmation of truth is confirmed through the activity of your nervous system. When a higher truth is noticed, your nervous system is relaxed, your heart is open, you are more likely to forgive than to pass judgment, or allow the past to occupy space in your memory. When a lower truth is noticed, your nervous system is triggered into high alert. As a result, your heart shuts down in protection mode, where you are more likely to hold grudges and build walls up against your surroundings versus embrace the mercy of forgiveness.

This may help you realize there are degrees of truth.

There are higher truths as well as lower truths wherein each lower truth acts as a step on a staircase helping you ascend into higher altitudes of perspective. When you embrace a lower truth as gospel, you stop moving upward, in exchange for something to defend and project onto yourself or others. When a lower truth is embraced, as if it’s a higher truth, it brings out your least redeemable qualities which restrict the amount of light moving through you and into your reality.

The question isn’t what is or isn’t true. It’s all true, in some shape or form given the appropriate circumstances, your level of consciousness, and the timelines your awareness inhabits. And, it’s all a part of a higher truth that includes the fate of all possibilities.

A useful tool to sift through the lower truths you may be assuming to be higher truths is cultivating the attribute of self-awareness.

Yes, there are self-centered people on this planet feeding off the unprocessed pain dwelling in hearts worldwide. There is cruelty, abuse, narcissism, corruption, and addiction to be found for those who are eager to notice it. And yet, the question remains, what vibration, traits, and attributes do you embody when regularly diving into these subject matters? Do you instantly make enemies out of those who match the mental checklist of your personal judgments? Can you speak of narcissism or even the activities of an ex-lover with an open heart– or does the very filter of perception bring out your worst instead of your best? It doesn’t mean you should never speak of these subjects, but to spend your time acclimating to perceptions of experience that are more supportive to your nervous system instead of being dire and detrimental to your healing. As you evolve in consciousness, you will be able to shine a light of awareness that exposes the remaining shadows of personal and global atrocity, but from a perspective that offers transparency, respect, and affirming solutions for the greater good of all.

The viewpoints that bring out your best are the truths that are helping you be your best. Equally so, the viewpoints that bring your ego out to speak and act on your behalf confirm truths that are here to be acknowledged and seen through along a journey of infinite expansion.

Only the ego believes it has to divide characters into categories, naturally based on the fear of being taken advantage of or hurt once again. In my experience, to say I have been hurt by narcissistic tendencies would be a degree of truth, but not the whole truth at all.

In truth, it has been the will of God unexpectedly shaking me upside down, only to empty my pockets, so greater gifts can be received.

The notion that you cannot take your attention away from atrocity for one split second is the last ditch effort the vibration of fear tries to employ. Even the question of spiritual bypassing is a lower truth and power play tactic only fear can sell you. It’s quite easy to notice, since most people who know of bypassing are either accusing others of doing it or remain afraid of doing it themselves. It’s just a pattern of self-doubt shrouded in spiritual clothing. If the Universe never asks if you are bypassing, then why should you bully yourself with such a lower truth?

Even if you were bypassing, life will continually organize experiences to help you develop the courage to face your feelings at a future date. No one gets out of this game without waking up, so the question itself only cultivates fear or aggressive tendencies for those who use such a question as mechanisms of domination or defense.

How a degree of truth causes you to act, react, think, and respond, whether in-person or on social media, remains your most essential tool of discernment. If it’s your truth, you’ll be able to speak openly, passionately, and compassionately. If you find yourself without the ability to hold such a higher perspective and anchor it from an equally grounded space, it’s not untrue, just not yet your truth at this time.

Just because something is true, doesn’t make it helpful for your evolution. If it’s helpful, it will inspire generosity, mercy, compassion, patience, creativity, and respect, no matter how others choose to be.

Whether you know him as Jesus, Sananda, or Jeshua Ben Yosef, when on the cross, notice how he didn’t say: “Perhaps I was bypassing. Maybe I’m in resistance. Why did I attract this? I knew I should have listened to my friends in the conspiracy chatrooms more often.” Instead, he uttered the words, “Forgive them Father they know not what they do.” This demonstrates the power of our free will to choose light even in the presence of insurmountable darkness. Such a shift creates an expansion of consciousness with the power to awaken endless worlds of discovery in every heart.

Your highest truth is the insight that allows your heart to remain open, nourished, faithful, and inspired. That which brings out less than the purity and radiance of your heart is merely another idea to see through en route to an even higher truth — where all hearts are already free.

Please enjoy every section of this newsletter, and know that my heart is always with you.

Breakfast Enchiladas

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My daughter says I made enchiladas too often… but what’s not to love about enchiladas? You can even make them for breakfast!

Ingredients:
12 oz frozen or dried/reconstituted hash browns
1/2 small onion, diced
1 large bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup breakfast meat (or skip the meat and go vegetarian)
1 cup shredded cheese
3 eggs, scrambled
Your favorite enchilada sauce
High heat oil (I use corn)
Salt & pepper to taste
Corn or flour tortillas

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add about 1 tablespoon oil. When the oil is hot, add onions and bell peppers. Sautee about 7 minutes, tossing every couple of minutes, until vegetables are seared and softened. Remove to a bowl and return pan to the stove.

In the same skillet, prepare your hash browns according to package directions. Remove to a bowl and return pan to…

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Adaptogens: an introduction – Urban Moonshine

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Harmony. To a musician, the concept is familiar: notes in a chord resonate together, reinforcing each other and expanding the sound. The math behind this–“constructive interference” of waveforms leading to a pleasing synergy–seems far away from our day-to-day.

Source: Adaptogens: an introduction – Urban Moonshine

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Daily Words of the Buddha for February 23, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 23, 2020 — vipassisuṃ — insight

Uṭṭhānenappamādena,
saṃyamena damena ca,
dīpaṃ kayirātha medhāvī
yaṃ ogho nābhikīrati.

By effort and heedfulness,
discipline and self-mastery,
let the wise one make for oneself
an island which no flood can overwhelm.

Dhammapada 2.25
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Health | Why You Don’t Need Fabric Softener

We all love our clothes fluffy, soft, and smelling nice. Doing the laundry can be a dull task, so things like fragrant detergents and softeners make it much easier. It means a lot to be able to get your clothes clean, soft, warm, and fresh, especially on cold days, and I know that you love […]

Source: Why You Don’t Need Fabric Softener – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 22, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 22, 2020 — paṇītaṃ — excellent, precious

Sabhaggato vā parisaggato vā
ekassa veko na musā bhaṇeyya.
Na bhāṇaye bhaṇataṃ nānujaññā.
Sabbaṃ abhūtaṃ parivajjayeyya.

Having entered a royal court or a company of people
one should not speak lies.
One should not speak lies (oneself) nor incite others to do so.
One should completely avoid falsehood.


The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 21, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 21, 2020 — jambhati — to yawn, to awaken oneself, to rise, go forth

Saddhīdha vittaṃ purisassa seṭṭhaṃ
Dhammo suciṇṇo sukhamāvahāti.
Saccaṃ have sādutaraṃ rasānaṃ.
Paññājīviṃ jīvitamāhu seṭṭhaṃ.

Conviction is a person’s highest wealth.
Dhamma, when well-practiced, brings bliss.
Truth is the highest of tastes.
Living with discernment, one’s life is called best.

Sutta Nipāta 1.184
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Great Luck and dreams, 2/20/2020 Numerology

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Do a ritual and ceremony today to pray and affirm for the luck and dreams you want to on Jupiter’s day Thursday on this auspicious Jupiter Neptune Sextile.

Especially with the Numerology of 2/20/2020 a super Master Number day.

2 is the Number of the High Priestess, ruled by the Moon. and 20 is Judgement day in the Tarot which is a Maternal Letter and is associated with Archangel Gabriel which is in Tropical Pisces. 2020=22 a Master Number of enlightenment, or The Fool in the tarot. 

Jupiter from The Planets by Jacob Matham is licensed under CC0 1.0

We are currently in Jupiter’s Hour in EST calculate Jupiter’s hours in your location.

https://www.astrology.com.tr/planetary-hours.asp 

Meditation for Jupiter luck

Colors- Jupiter is Royal Purple and Neptune is blue

GEMSTONES

Smoky or Blue Topaz, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Tourmaline, amber, chrysocolla, Jasper, Malachite and Moonstones, and pearls for Neptune

Incense – Cinnamon or…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for February 20, 2020

Sukhakāmāni bhūtāni
yo daṇḍena vihiṃsati,
attano sukhamesāno,
pecca so na labhate sukhaṃ.

Sukhakāmāni bhūtāni
yo daṇḍena na hiṃsati,
attano sukhamesāno,
pecca so labhate sukhaṃ.

Whoever takes a stick
to beings desiring ease,
when one is looking for ease,
will meet with no ease after death.

Whoever doesn’t take a stick
to beings desiring ease,
when one is looking for ease,
will meet with ease after death.

Udāna 2.13
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

2020 Pisces New Moon begins Gold Rabbit Month

Susan Levitt

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February 23 2020 is a new Moon in Pisces. Water sign Pisces rules the 12th house of spirituality and mysticism. People are guided by their emotions, with increased empathy of how others are feeling. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Neptune are all in Pisces. Fresh understanding can begin this springtime.

Emotions may be strong, but Mercury is retrograde February 16 until the March 9 full Moon, and no planets are in Air signs. Fortunately, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn make a harmonious sextile with planets in Pisces. Abstract concepts can be brought down to earth. Mars trines Uranus in Taurus for personal growth and new experiences. Contact me for your tarot card reading for springtime.

This new Moon begins Earth Rabbit month. Earth Rabbit is the fortunate golden Rabbit. The one born in a golden year (yin Earth) is safe, protected, and blessed by good fortune. A…

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Personal Alchemy | Command Your Subconscious Mind to Solve Problems

Manifestation depends on purity of vibration. Let’s say you want to attract more money, so you’re feeling what it’s like to be financially successful. But, at the same time you keep going back to the reality of how you are also terribly broke. You are bringing contradictory vibrations to your reality, which means that the Law of Vibrational Attraction is responding to both of these vibrations. It’s responding to no money and more money which leaves you with no new money! Your vibration wasn’t pure enough.

You must purify your vibration to a belief and acknowledgment that you are already successful. You can start right now by focusing on what it is you want and the universe will match it accordingly. The purer your vibration, the faster it will be matched. Power removes or neutralizes resistance. The more power you summon, the more resistance you overcome and neutralize. Raise your power and feel powerful. There must be power and there must also be purity. Do not sacrifice purity with overpowering.

The next thing to realize is when you do have a totally pure and innocent thought and feeling about something, and you put it out, you are best to let it go. You do not have to dwell on something over and over and over for 10 hours a day. Your vibration doesn’t have to be excessively redundant. It just has to be pure. This is why some of the most innocent inspirational impulses you’ve had in the past have probably manifested almost instantaneously. It is because you didn’t spend all the time thinking about it.

Home Gardening | Working Newsletter – Living Tree Community Foods

Newsletter February 19, 2019 Video: Sowing Seeds: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know by Grow Veg Video: How Dangerous Is A Cell Phone At My Head, In Pocket, On A Table, In Another Room, In Car, On Speaker Recipe: Healthy No Bake Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars by The Big Man’s World Alive, Organic Bonus Program […]

Source: Working Newsletter – Living Tree Community Foods

Pisces Season is the most psychic

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

February 18 Mercury just went Retrograde and my internet was intermittently off all day.

HAPPY PISCES SEASON, the most psychic, dreamy, intuitive month of the year,

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Pisces people are creative, spiritual, blissed-out, ultra-romantic, sometimes martyrs’ with addictive personalities. Pisces are artists who channelled the spirit and blessed Humanity with your gifts. Virgo is your balance complimentary sign.

The SUN enters the most spiritual, sensitive, dreamy last sign, the 12th house, the behind the curtain, in the dungeon, house of the Unconscious, the secret, karmic, Blissed out, self-undoing sign. Pisces rules the feet, the sole/soul.

PISCES contains the Fixed STAR Fomalhaut @ 3 degrees Pisces.

The star of the fish’s mouths and the ARCHANGEL GABRIEL.

Archangel Gabriel, Adriaen van de Velde / Public domainDe Annunciatie aan Maria 1667, Adriaen van de Velde / Public domain

Pray for Angel Gabriel to whisper in your ear.

PISCES is associated with the TAROT TRUMP of THE MOON

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Cannabidiol (CBD) May Improve Craving and Anxiety in Opioid Addiction

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The opioid abuse epidemic is expanding in the United States (US), and increasingly affects other nations, spurring the search for therapeutic agents that are not themselves μ-opioid agonists. The authors found that cannabidiol (CBD; from cannabis [Cannabis sativa, Cannabaceae]) reduced craving and anxiety associated with heroin-seeking behavior triggered by drug cues in vivo. Drug cues contribute to relapse in drug-abstinent individuals and are strong triggers for craving, a core component of opioid use disorder (OUD). Preclinical findings show that CBD’s reduction of heroin-seeking behavior lasts for “weeks.” Other in vivo studies report similar results for CBD in reducing contextual memories associated with drug-seeking behavior for other agents. A clinical trial found CBD to be associated with a less attentional bias to cigarette cues in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum, Solanaceae) users. Clinical trials found high-dose CBD to be safe and without adverse effects (AEs), even when co-exposed with…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for February 19, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 19, 2020 — ākāsati — to shine

Uṭṭhānavato satīmato
sucikammassa nisammakārino,
saññatassa dhammajīvino, appamattassa yasobhivaḍḍhati.

Ever grows the glory of one
who is energetic, mindful and pure in conduct,
discerning and self-controlled, righteous and heedful.

Dhammapada 2.24
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita