Foodstyles | Day 22 – Locking it Down with CPM

Cook Plant Meditate

Happy April 75th! Or is it the 99th? How’s everyone doing? Holding it together? Having Zoom meetings while your dog barks at the mail carrier? My dog barks at the mail truck when it stops at every single house on our street. Every house. Every time. Six days a week.

I’ve never appreciated rotten deck boards before last week. It’s a gross wet rotten pain in the ass job, trying to remove 4-inch nails and stripped screws filled with paint. I was happy to leave the house and remove those boards last week. Now the residents of those buildings can walk their dogs over and over again (and they will) without falling through the decks. One day last week I almost hit 10,000 steps! But that work order is complete and we don’t need to talk about how many steps I’m clocking now.

Traffic was amazing. What would normally have…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for April 06, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for April 06, 2020 — dhammaññū — one who knows the dhamma

Evaṃ bho purisa jānāhi:
pāpadhammā asaññatā.
Mā taṃ lobho adhammo ca
ciraṃ dukkhāya randhayuṃ.

Know this, O good one:
evil things are difficult to control.
Let not greed and wickedness
drag you to protracted misery.

Dhammapada 18.248
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for April 05, 2020

Yo pāṇamatipāteti, musāvādañca bhāsati,
loke adinnamādiyati,
paradārañca gacchati,
surāmerayapānañca yo naro anuyuñjati —
idhevameso lokasmiṃ, mūlaṃ khaṇati attano.

One who destroys life, utters lies,
takes what is not given,
goes to another man’s wife,
and is addicted to intoxicating drinks —
such a man digs up one’s own root even in this world.

Dhammapada 18.246, 18.247
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Mental Health | The Healing Power Of Finding Humor In Difficult Situations 

“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.”– Mark Twain There are two kinds of people in this world, the ones that see the glass half empty, and the ones that see it half full. Life is not easy for anyone of us, but some people have the skill to focus on the positive sides of it, while […]

Source: The Healing Power Of Finding Humor In Difficult Situations – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for April 03, 2020

Ayasāva malaṃ samuṭṭhitaṃ
tatuṭṭhāya tameva khādati,
evaṃ atidhonacārinaṃ
sāni kammāni nayanti duggatiṃ.

Just as rust arising from iron
eats away the base from which it arises,
even so, their own deeds
lead transgressors to states of woe.

Dhammapada 18.240
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for April 01, 2020

So karohi dīpamattano!
Khippaṃ vāyama paṇḍito bhava!
Niddhantamalo anaṅgaṇo,
na punaṃ jātijaraṃ upehisi.

Make an island unto yourself!
Strive hard and become wise!
Rid of impurities and cleansed of stain,
you shall not come again to birth and decay.

Dhammapada 18.238
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Day 18 – Locking it Down with CPM

Cook Plant Meditate

Yes, yes. Definitely the 97th of March. Only 198 days in April, followed by at least 3 weeks of May. Then we should be caught up with the new shelter in place order for much of the San Francisco Bay area – until May 3.

Why do they send this stuff out in the middle of the weekday? Can’t they catch us on a Friday at 7 after a nice cocktail or two?

Wanna give a shout out to my Soap Sista, Sabrina, for the Dove soap hook-up. She saw my cry for help on the blog and sent some on over. I reciprocated with her favorite kind of enchiladas. We’ve all got to take care of each other. From a safe distance.

I’ve been lucky enough to go to work this week! It’s quite essential to replace rotten deck boards, so when people go walk their dogs for…

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Alan Watts | How To See Through The Game – the secret to life :: happiness

Truly, the best thing you can do for yourself, to feel good that is, is to do good onto others. be it small or big, a nudge in the direction of positivity is a positive self reflection. happiness is the secret to life… there’s no doubt about that. one thing i can do today is amplify goodness of greater people, and act as an invisible conduit. and that feels good.

Daily Words of the Buddha for March 31, 2020

Akkodhena jine kodhaṃ;
asādhuṃ sādhunā jine;
jine kadariyaṃ dānena;
saccenālikavādinaṃ.

Overcome the angry by non-anger;
overcome the wicked by goodness;
overcome the miser by generosity;
overcome the liar by truth.

Dhammapada 17.223
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Astrology | March 31 internet goes down www warning

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

March 31 is one of the hardest most difficult days this year with the two malefic Mars and Saturn coming together at 0 Aquarius.

Saturn, aspects, Napoleon Brousseau Saturn Mars conjunction drawing By Napoleon Brousseau Napo B

Expect the Internet to come down. Just to be safe. Back up your computers. something heavy is going to come down and it may not be in plain sight. 

SABIAN SYMBOL for 1 Aquarius

PHASE 301 (AQUARIUS 1°): AN OLD ADOBE MISSION IN CALIFORNIA.

KEYNOTE: The power inherent in all great human works to endure far beyond the workers’ life spans.

The works and spirit of the Spanish priests who directed the building of the California missions have had a lasting influence on the development of this land; these remain as a monument to the men who were able to make their mark upon this alien environment. While the zodiacal sign Capricorn begins with…

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Astrology | New Moon in Aries: What it Means to Be Free

The Bliss Institute

Sun, Moon and Chiron in Aries in second house

   New beginnings, new life, another chance to chase after your dreams. The sun, moon, and chiron are teaming up to help us put some pep in our step. We are waking up from the long winter to venture out into the world again. Sometimes we only have our will to help us get through a difficult moment. Feel that strength within and keep going!

You can do this.

Mercury and Neptune in Pisces

You may be experiencing an existential crisis. Who are you? What is your purpose here? When we are taken outside of our usual routine, it causes us to move into a space of reflection. Pay close attention to your dreams and other symbols such as repeating numbers, animals, or other psychic related phenomenon such as sounds or smells that bring up visions. Our psyche is reaching out to…

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Numerology: Energy for each day of the month April 2020

Monavie Voight

2020 APR

  • #9 – Conflict – Today brings an aggressive desire to be contrary to others. Channel that energy into destructive things that are constructive.
  • #10 – The Will – One will rise or fall according to one’s will. Absolute creation or absolute destruction. Love or Hate. Respect or Fear. Honor or Dishonor. There is no middle ground. Self discipline is the key.
  • #11 – Compromised, But Not Silenced – One’s goals and ideas conflict with another because of a lack of compatibility and a compromise needs to be reached instead of one person being silenced. Imagine a lion being muzzled and unable to roar.
  • #12 – Crucified – Be alert and pay attention to the plans and intrigues of others. Mental anxiety creates amnesia and forgetfulness of lessons previously learned. Beware of false flattery. Analyze the motives of others.
  • #13 – Metamorphosis – This is a karmic number of heaving the…

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Metaphysics | The Science Of How The Mind Affects The Immune System

Psycho-Neuro-Immunology

Psycho – thoughts and emotions
Neuro – brain and nervous system
Immunology – the study of the immune system
 

Psychoneuroimmunology is a relatively new study on how the mind influences the immune system. There is conclusive research that indicates that our thoughts and feelings have a direct affect on our immune system function. The aim of this article is to breakdown this science into a simple to understand format with practical applications.  […]

Source: https://www.thewayofmeditation.com.au/the-science-of-how-the-mind-affects-the-immune-system

Daily Words of the Buddha for March 30, 2020

Kodhaṃ jahe vippajaheyya mānaṃ,
saṃyojanaṃ sabbamatikkameyya.
Taṃ nāmarūpasmimasajjamānaṃ
akiñcanaṃ nānupatanti dukkhā.

One should give up anger, renounce pride,
and overcome all fetters.
Suffering never befalls one
who clings not to mind and body and is detached.

Dhammapada 17.221
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Day 15 – Locking it Down with CPM

Cook Plant Meditate

Did you know if you’re always home doing laundry, you only need to own 3-4 outfits? Pajamas, whatever.

Home-school fifth grade is coming along, and school will remain closed until May 1. The school so far has only provided a math and reading packet, which we will complete in no time. I’ve also added spelling (apparently, they don’t have spelling in fifth grade anymore), states and capitals, social studies and geography. Spelling words are easy – I just pick the words she spells wrong and bam – spelling words.

I told my daughter that if she passed her spelling test, I would make pizza. While I detest leftover night, I do love leftovers on pizza night!

My hands have been washed so many times that they feel like beef jerky. And not even the good stuff. I’m talking the 25¢ beef jerky in a community container at every quick…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for March 29, 2020

Dhamme ca ye ariyapavedite ratā
anuttarā te vacasā, manasā kammunā ca.
Te santisoraccasamādhisaṇṭhitā,
sutassa paññāya ca sāramajjhagū.

Those who are devoted to the Dhamma made known by the Noble Ones
are unsurpassed in speech, thought and action.
They are established in peace, gentleness and concentration,
and have reached the essence of learning and wisdom.

Sutta Nipāta 3.332
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Meditation Moments …

Every single thing always works out even when you don’t understand it at the moment. You can look back at past experiences and be grateful that certain things didn’t work out because you wouldn’t be where you are. Be grateful. Whatever you’re going through now will pass.

You are a miracle. Life is a miracle. Everything around you is all miraculous. Once you see things from this perspective you’ll feel a sense of peace that you don’t have to try so hard to control everything. Let go and trust in the higher power to guide you. Surrender your worries. Give up your doubt. Let yourself be free from resistance. Faith and fear can’t occupy the same space. Decide to believe in yourself and watch magical things start to happen in your life.

Stop overthinking, worrying, and stressing yourself out. Everything will be okay. It might seem like it at the moment when you’re in the midst of everything, but when you let go and feel that sense of inner ease great things will begin to happen for you. Ease is a state of trust and a powerful way of allowing. Your faith has to be strong in believing that you can manifest and receive what you want.

All your requests and deep desires has been received by the universe. You efforts, your visualizations, and your prayers have been heard. You sent the signal out, now you just have to trust and be patient as your blessings begin to flow into your life. Don’t think about how it will happen, that’s not for you to worry about. Put it out there and let it happen. The universe picks up vibrations and those in gratitude, joy, and love for what they want to receive get them. The grateful get showered in blessings. Instead of overthinking, align your faith with divine timing and trust that everything that belongs in your life is making its way towards you right now.

Don’t block what’s coming by thinking negatively. What you want has been on the way, but your worry, doubt, and lack of trust has been slowing down the process. Start releasing and start receiving. You got this.