Golden Retriever Comes Home With A Baby Koala Whose Life She Just Saved – Healthy Food House

Dogs are super cute and loyal and loving and caring and funny and.. OK, stop me! And koalas are adorable! Can you imagine having these two at home? Where the party’s at? Only in Australia! Kerry McKinnon enjoyed her life with her Golden retriever, Asha. But one morning, a surprise waited for her! Her husband […]

Source: Golden Retriever Comes Home With A Baby Koala Whose Life She Just Saved – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 07, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 07, 2020  —  pamoda — joy, delight

Uttiṭṭhe! Nappamajjeyya!
Dhammaṃ sucaritaṃ care.
Dhammacārī sukhaṃ seti
asmiṃ loke paramhi ca.

Arise! Do not be heedless!
Lead a righteous life.
The righteous live happily
both in this world and the next.

Dhammapada 13.168
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 05, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 05, 2020
cariya — conduct, behavior, state of, life

Kāyena saṃvutā dhīrā,
atho vācāya saṃvutā manasā saṃvutā dhīrā.
Te ve suparisaṃvutā.

The wise are controlled in bodily action,
controlled in speech and controlled in thought.
They are truly well-controlled.

Dhammapada 17.234
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Deep Breathing for Lung Cleansing

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Oxygen Helps With Lung Cleansing

Oxygen is, by far, the most vital component humans need to live. We can go weeks without food, days without water, but only a few minutes without air. To get the most out of oxygen, it’s imperative our lungs are functioning properly. Every cell in the human body requires oxygen and, although it seems like an autonomous function, deep breathing exercises can be done to help clear out toxins that may have built up in the lungs which can help improve lung performance and clear airways. Deep breathing gets more nourishing oxygen into your body. Blood that is rich in oxygen will help you feel better and give you more energy. Deep breathing also reaches the deepest depths of your lungs and helps to expel and break up residue.

Shallow Breathing vs. Deep Breathing

Although the average human lung capacity is about 6 liters of air, we…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Lung Cleansing Benefits of Lungwort and Osha Root

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Lungwort, also known as lungwort leaf or Pulmonaria officinalis, is a natural plant that has been used around the world for a variety of respiratory ailments, including coughs, colds, bronchial detoxification and catarrhal problems. Lungwort is found in native damp habitats and coastal areas in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. Because it’s very sensitive to environmental toxins, the areas in which it is found are typically unpolluted old forests, and thus, the presence of lungwort is often a good indicator of an ecosystem’s health.

A Brief History of Lungwort

In the early 1600s, a theory known as the “Doctrine of Signatures” was widely accepted. Essentially the foundation of this practice was that plants resembling certain human physical attributes were believed to be beneficial to the part of the body they resembled. It was during this time that lungwort–which resembles the tissue inside the lungs–was discovered to be an…

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Astrology | 2020 Mercury Retrogrades

Susan Levitt

Mercury rules both Gemini & Virgo

2020 MERCURY RETROGRADES

Mark your calendars for your travel plans!
Mercury is retrograde for 3 weeks 3 times a year.
All 3 Mercury retrogrades are in Water signs.

2020 Feb 16 – March 9 
Mercury retrograde in Pisces brings increased sensitivity and highly intuitive feelings. Take time to read, dream, and write. Allow your mind and spirit to wander. When Mercury goes direct, you’ll have a new and stronger direction.

June 17 – July 12  .
Mercury retrograde in Cancer is when home and family are most important. Good time to restore or clean your home. Also time to revisit emotional attachments and boundaries in relationships.

Oct 13 – Nov 3 
Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with the desire for new intimacy in relationships. Time to dig deep. Investigations bring rewards.

Join me for my 2020 Year of the Metal Rat talk:

Sunday January 26, 2:00…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 04, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 04, 2020
pāvaka — pure, bright, clear, shining

Kāyamuniṃ vācāmuniṃ,
manomunimanāsavaṃ,
muniṃ moneyyasampannaṃ.
Āhu ninhātapāpakaṃ.

Silent in body, silent in speech,
silent in mind, without defilement,
blessed with silence is the sage.
One is truly washed of evil.

Itivuttaka 3.67
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Boost Your Juice With Herbs

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Have you ever cracked open a fresh aloe plant and watched it ooze a clear, sticky gel? This is one of the earth’s natural juices that can be scraped from the inner plant and used externally to soothe inflamed skin.* Humans have been juicing plants for hundreds of years, traditionally by mashing them or with simple tools like a mortar and pestle.

In the last hundred years, juicing has evolved from human hands to high-powered machines. We understand why juicing is so popular, as it is a quick and tasty way to get an abundance of nourishing fruits and veggies in daily. However, we don’t always agree with the new jargon surrounding this age-old practice. Often, juicing is touted as a way to “cleanse” the body and rid it of toxins. We believe in the many benefits of juicing, and we believe that our bodies are intelligent— not inherently flawed…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Herbs for Natural Detox – Traditional Medicinals – Herbal Wellness

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

As we shift from the holiday season, it is an excellent time to take a few days to simplify, clear and pave the way to receive the bounty of the new year. This can mean making space for creativity, resetting intentions, or cultivating healthy habits that support the body and mind. Symbolically, it is no surprise people gravitate towards “cleansing” and “detoxifying” during this time of year.

While “detoxing” may appear to be a modern-day answer to what seems like an increasingly toxic world, our ancestors have long incorporated bitter, nutritive herbs and roots into their diets. Modern science has revealed that many of these herbs – such as dandelion, burdock, nettle, Schisandra, and red clover, have a special affinity to support the natural function of our inherent detoxification systems.* Honoring this age-old wisdom, herbalists continue to utilize these herbs to support and nurture these processes rather than encouraging harsh…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 03, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 03, 2020 — upekkhā — equanimity, evenness of mind, a state of inner equipoise that cannot be upset by gain and loss, honor and dishonor, praise and blame, pleasure and pain

Manopakopaṃ rakkheyya;
manasā saṃvuto siyā.
Manoduccaritaṃ hitvā,
manasā sucaritaṃ care.

Let one guard oneself against irritability in thought;
let one be controlled in mind.
Abandoning mental misconduct,
let one practice good conduct in thought.

Dhammapada 17.233
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Reiki | Happy New Year 2020!

明けましておめでとうございます
Happy New Year!

In Japan, greeting people with appropriate Japanese words is very important. The New Year, in particular, is the most important time of the year in Japan, equal to the Christmas or the yuletide season in the West. So, knowing how to say Happy New Year in Japanese is probably the most important phrase you can learn if you plan to visit this country, which is steeped in social custom and norms. […]

Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/happy-new-year-in-japanese-2027849

Astrology | The Astrology birth chart of 2020

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

The world has birth charts too. The beginning of the new decade on January 1, 2020, has an Astrology chart which is used to define the next year and the next decade.

without further ado here it is

january 1 2020 astrology chart January 1 2020 Birth chart

as you can see 8 COSMIC bodies, including the North Node are lined up in CAPRICORN ruled by SATURN and the heavy Saturn/Pluto conjunction is already in effect. This is a reality check of where we are at in the world right now. Capricorn takes responsibility very seriously. Even though the Moon and Neptune are conjunct in Pisces, no matter how much you may want to escape what is real you can’t.

This chart is set for midnight in Washington D.C. with the NORTH NODE of the MOON  at 8 degrees + CANCER right on The MC or HIgh Noon world status position. The NORTH NODE symbolized…

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Astrology | 13 FULL MOONS in 2020

Susan Levitt

Happy Gregorian New Year! There will be 13 full Moons in 2020. More full Moons for more magic!

2020 is a solar leap year, and a lunar leap year. (The last leap year was 2016.)
In Western lunar astrology, there will be two CANCER NEW MOONS in June and July.
In Chinese lunar astrology, there will be two SNAKE NEW MOONS in April and May.

sf full moon

NEW and FULL MOONS Pacific Time:
January 10 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 11:21 am also a Lunar Eclipse 11:11 am.

January 24  – New Moon in Air sign Aquarius 1:42 pm begins Earth Tiger month and Metal Rat year.
(Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice.)

February 8 – FULL MOON in Fire sign Leo 11:33 pm.

February 23 – New Moon in Water sign Pisces 7:23 am begins Earth Rabbit month.

March 9 – FULL MOON in…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for January 02, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for January 02, 2020
dīpa — the island

Vacīpakopaṃ rakkheyya;
vācāya saṃvuto siyā.
Vacīduccaritaṃ hitvā,
vācāya sucaritaṃ care.

Let one guard oneself against irritability in speech;
let one be controlled in speech.
Abandoning verbal misconduct,
let one practice good conduct in speech.

Dhammapada 17.232
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Spiritual Gaslighting: the Unhealthy, Inauthentic practice of “High-Vibe” Culture.

DISCUSSION | A perfect example of our first lesson in innerstanding how to Live Pōnō with the Aloha Spirit.

More than ever, the WORDS you use daily to communicate … the attitude you express when speaking … matter. In particular, how you sound to others indicates most accurately how “spiritual” you actually are … and those words heard just might be in stark contrast to how you perceive yourself in your head! Now, that takes Mindfulness, Awareness and Integrity to a whole new level. It’s 2020 … no more sugar-coating truth.

This article illustrates well a serious consideration for everyone claiming to be “woke” … and is a definite check-up from the neck up!

Hele kā ʻŌlelo … walk your talk!

Source: Spiritual Gaslighting: the Unhealthy, Inauthentic practice of “High-Vibe” Culture.