I have to give a huge shout out to a couple of friends on this killer recipe – to Tony, who inspired me with his fish dish (which has ALL of the things – snapper, shrimp and crab), and to Carolyn, the super awesome fisher-woman who recently gifted me what I believe to be ALL of the rockfish in the ocean that day. But, she knows that no fish goes to waste on my watch. Thanks fish fairy! Hope you like the fish dish!
4 cups rice pilaf (I usually make my own but Rice a Roni or even Spanish rice is fine – just make sure it has flavor – plain white rice won’t do) Fish filet, skinned (today I’m using rockfish but anything will do) 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced bell pepper (any color) 3 ears fresh corn, cut from the cob 3 cups…
He received a gift, when a little boy. Two little parrots, male and female. Perhaps to distract the young boy from a distant, cold mother, and a friendly step-father whom did not share any affection in-between each other. The mother wanted a father for the boy, so she married again after the boy’s father left her when the boy was three years of age. The boy oft stared at the parrots, and invented conversations they had in-between each other.
Brutus, the male parrot was grey-blue-yellowish, the damsel parrot, Caecilia was nearly all yellow with hints of blue.
Brutus thus said: Caecilia, don’t you think that his mother should not be coldly silent, when she wants to punish the boy, is it not too cruel?
Caecilia: Ah, ah, but she lost her own love a long time ago, she hated the little boy, because she sees his father in him.
Mental, spiritual, physical and emotional clarity all balance our being to become more aligned to our path and helps us go forward with our intentions and soul’s calling. This is the path of observing, without becoming. Of course, initially, it is natural to shift our balance and react on any of the above levels and situations and events in the human experience. This is a part of the human experience and this lifetime. How we move on from the initial reaction is what we can consciously choose, from the perspective of the observer and the seer.
To study thyself, is to study life and all of the Universe. When you realize that all that is happening around you is part of a grander plan, you can surrender to your path, not becoming one with changes and shifts that occur at all times. It is like observing the whole ocean and being aware that every ripple and wave is a part of a greater whole that makes up All. Thereby we move from duality to non-duality.
Agony now, agony hereafter, the wrong-doer suffers agony in both worlds. Agonized now by the knowledge that one has done wrong, one suffers more agony, gone to a state of woe. Rejoicing now, rejoicing hereafter, the doer of wholesome actions rejoices in both worlds. Rejoicing now in the knowledge that one has acted rightly, one rejoices more, gone to a state of bliss.
Dhammapada 1.17, 1.18 The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka
I am a Sophian soul, manifesting as a human being. I am currently a citizen of the Multiverse. I am a disciple of the symmetry of Ultimate Reality. Consequently, I have the rights and privileges of a cosmic being and a citizen of the manifolds of the Cosmos, fully recognizing the diversity, multiplicity and infinity of the Cosmic Ensemble, and its capacity to express and evolve all forms of Life. […]
Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā, manoseṭṭhā manomayā. Manasā ce paduṭṭhena bhāsati vā karoti vā, tato naṃ dukkhamanveti cakkaṃva vahato padaṃ.
Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā, manoseṭṭhā manomayā. Manasā ce pasannena bhāsati vā karoti vā, tato naṃ sukhamanveti chāyāva anapāyinī.
Mind precedes all phenomena, mind matters most, everything is mind-made. If with an impure mind one performs any action of speech or body, then suffering will follow that person as the cartwheel follows the foot of the draught animal. Mind precedes all phenomena, mind matters most, everything is mind-made. If with a pure mind one performs any action of speech or body, then happiness will follow that person as a shadow that never departs.
Dhammapada 1.1, 1.2 The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka
Gahakāraka, diṭṭhosi! Puna gehaṃ na kāhasi. Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gahakūṭaṃ visaṅkhataṃ. Visaṅkhāragataṃ cittaṃ; taṇhānaṃ khayamajjhagā.
O house-builder, you are seen! You will not build this house again. For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered. My mind has reached the Unconditioned; I have attained the destruction of craving.
Dhammapada 11.154 The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita
After the heavy MARS-SATURN square August 24 the energy shifts completely today. What a difference a day makes!
For the next few days August 25-August 29 there are some major harmonious aspects.
August 25 as Moon shifts to Sagittarius our mood is upbeat optimistic, honest, adventurous, good-humoured. We need space, Social Distancing, works well under a Sagittarius Moon ruled by expansive JUPITER.
VENUS in CANCER opposite JUPITER in CAPRICORN @ 17+ degrees
August 25 one of the finest days of the year as love and feel good solid vibes balance each other out.
VENUS the planet who is the Goddess of love, beauty, harmony, women, and creativity opposite JUPITER the expansive feel good, upbeat planet brings goodness, and blessings to women, relationships and points out the need to nurture yourself especially in your home and with your tummy.
This is a very fertile bountiful energy for women trying to get…
Aloha a me maikāʻi ʻō kākahiāka, ʻī nā mea a pau ʻia ʻōukōu kānāka a maikāʻi. Kākōu nō ma kā hānā hebedoma hapalua ʻala. Mālāma nēʻe ʻīmua, hula manāwa ʻūa ʻaneane ʻaneʻi. Ī kā maikāʻi ʻo kā lā. Nūi ke aloha.
Hello and good morning to all you good people. We are half way through the work week. Keep moving forward, play time is almost here. Have a beautiful day.