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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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.
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 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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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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Self-Heal, Heal All
Preparation and Dosage:
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- #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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How to Make Hand Soap (and Why Thyme Essential Oil is the Perfect Ingredient!)
Before I get into the DIY hand soap recipes, I want to talk about Thyme essential oil, so you’ll know why I’m focusing on it for cleansing skin and supporting health.
(If you want to go directly to the recipes, scroll down to the sub-headline, Thyme Hand Soap Recipes!)
Did you know that Thyme essential oil was used in field hospitals in WWI?
Salvatore Battaglia mentions this in his book, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy.
He gives a quick explanation for how Thyme essential oil was used:
“It was extensively used to medicate gauze and wool for surgical dressings. It resembles carbolic acid in its action, but it is less irritating to wounds and its germicidal action is greater.”
Thyme has been used in similar ways throughout most of recorded history.
In Aromatherapy for Healing…
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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. […]
Beyond the ceaseless chatter of an over-active mind and the endless din of life around us – beyond all that – lies an oasis of quiet majesty where wisdom is to be found in silence.
The Pine tree is easily recognized as the “Christmas Tree,” but it is also commonly cultivated for its wood, which is rich in resin and is thus ideal for use as fuel, as well as for making a pitch, tar, and turpentine, substances that are traditionally used in construction and painting.
In folk tales, the height of the Pine tree has led to its symbolic reputation as a tree that loves the sunlight and is always growing taller in order to catch the beams. This is a belief that is shared throughout many cultures, which also refer to it as “The Master of Light” and “The Torch Tree.” Accordingly, in the region of Corsica, it is burned as a spiritual offering so that it can emit a source of light. In some Native American tribes, the tree is called “The Watchman of the Sky.”
In history, the Pine tree’s needles…
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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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Laurel Leaf essential oil has a fresh, spicy scent that opens your lungs and your mind.
It’s invigorating and inspiring.
Laurel has a host of therapeutic properties. I like to remember that it’s associated with achievement and victory. So it’s a great helper when it comes to clearing away anything that stands between you and your best—that’s why it’s good for healing so many issues! (That’s how I like to think of it, anyway!)
Stay focused and clear with Laurel.
I especially love using Laurel for decongestion and mental focus. It is the perfect companion when you have a cold or allergies but still have to go to work.
Use 5 drops of this stock blend in your diffuser.
- 10 drops Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
- 10 drops Rosemary ct. camphor (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor)
- 20 drops White Spruce (Picea glauca)
- 10 drops Distilled Lime…
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Growing asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) requires patience but boy, is the payoff worth it. Although it takes up to three years to really get going, this perennial plant will produce a bountiful harvest year after year for up to 30 years.
Botanical Name:Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus smithii
Common Names: Tasmanian blue gum, blue gum, eucalyptus tree, ironbark, bloodwood and gum tree.
TCM Name: An Shu (whole tree) and An Ye (leaf only)
Meridians: Lung, Bladder
Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Promotes Sweating/Releases to the Exterior/ Relieves Wind Heat: sore throat, cold, aches, pains, sinusitis, headaches, acute rheumatism. Soothes Lungs/Expels Phlegm: bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis. Clears Toxins/Supports Immunity: lung infections, urogenital infections, skin eruptions. Reduces Inflammation: relieves nerve pain, neuralgia, wounds, burns. Expels Parasites/Repels Insects: roundworm, pinworm, lice, and is an insect repellant.
Key Western Actions & Medicinal Uses: Stimulant, Antiseptic, Disinfectant, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antibacterial, Anti-cancer, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Bitter, Depurative, Refrigerant, Vulnerary, Diuretic, Astringing. Mouthwash, some antimalarial action, tuberculosis, bronchitis, croup, allergies, arthritis, burns, cuts and wounds, herpes, and sore throats. Opens the lungs and encourages breathing. It also treats respiratory infections, expels worms, and reduces blood sugar levels.
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Susukhaṃ vata jīvāma,
Happy indeed we live,
friendly amidst the hostility.
Amidst hostile people,
we dwell free from hatred.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita
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.
A team of marine archaeologists has discovered several dozen ingots scattered across the sandy seafloor near a 2,600-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Sicily. The ingots were made from orichalcum, a rare cast metal that ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote was from the legendary city of Atlantis.
Fermented dandelion stems certainly are not among the more common dandelion recipes. However, fermentation is a way to preserve vegetables while increasing the nutrients in your food. Also, dandelion is a nutritious and delicious wild food.
As much as we would like to keep this as a daily blog, we’ve found that we really only have every other day worth of material. Because lockdown is boring. Every other day is a bit of a stretch at this point, but we will keep at it. Welcome to day 13!
We’d like to give a shoutout to everyone on the front lines. Clerks, cashiers and everyone at the grocery stores! Truckers, delivery drivers; restaurant, fast food and gas station workers! Nurses, doctors and everyone at the hospitals! Garbage collectors, water, sewer, power and internet workers! Thanks for keeping us running! We appreciate you!
A relative of ours works for an Amazon contractor. She has worked every single day. We have family who work in IT. They also work every single day. And into the night, and back up at 5 am. What does CPM do in end times?…
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Don’t throw out those sad bananas – make muffins. This is the muffin version of Shirley’s Banana Bread.
For the batter:
1 ¾ cups flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter or shortening
2/3 cup sugar
¾ teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
½ cup milk
1-1 ¼ cups banana (around 1-1 ½ bananas)
For the streusel:
¼ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix sugar, butter and salt until light and fluffy. Incorporate eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl after each addition. Mix in banana, zest and vanilla until mixture is smooth.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Add one third of the flour and mix, then add half the milk. Repeat, and finish with remaining…
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FDA fast-tracks the drug, modeled after the natural substance quinine in cinchona bark, for use in COVID-19 clinical trials
Editor’s note: The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) is disseminating this information to its members and other stakeholders in the medicinal plant community to provide historical insight into the ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery with respect to chloroquine and its derivative hydroxychloroquine. ABC is not recommending the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, or any of the quinoline alkaloids on which these drugs are modeled, as treatments or for the prevention of COVID-19. This includes any naturally occurring botanicals with similar or related chemistries. Such recommendations must come from appropriate medical and regulatory authorities after appropriate testing is done. ABC emphasizes that the use of these drugs carries a substantial risk of adverse side effects. ABC has always supported the process of modern drug development from medicinal plant and fungal sources, insofar…
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Astro Weather: Snapshot
The lunar cycle is a kind of astrological return that people have lived by for millennia, and each cycle tells a story.Astro Weatherreveals the story, and its issues and theme, so you can be present and harmonize with its planetary energies.
Aries New Moon signifies the start of the new year, spring, and 2020’s is a doozy. This month will be very concerned with healing from wounds we received that weren’t our “fault” but which we could not avoid. These wounds tend to be to the core identity, the body, the face, one’s sense of self.
The silver lining in this is that wounds give us the opportunity to heal, and healing is growing.
This wounding and healing thread is very strong this month, so however it shows up in your life, know that it’s giving you the opportunity to grow, to heal yourself…
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Hauʻoli aloha Pōʻaha, ‘oukou. E loaʻa i kahi lā weliweli. ‘O ka maluhia no me ‘oe.
Happy aloha Tuesday, everyone. Have a terrific day! Peace be with you.
Play these sounds as your “white noise” and allow the resonant frequencies to naturally rebalance and realign your bodies in healing mode (285Hz)
✔ Heals and Regenerates Tissues.
✔ Restructures damaged organs by sending message to Tissues and bringing them to original form.
✔Influences the energy field around you.
✔ Rapidly heals burns, fracture, sprain, cuts and other injuries.
✔ Enhances the immune system.