I came across this recipe for a lemon and honey delight on the internet a few days ago. http://catherineboley.blogspot.com/2009/08/preparing-for-winter.html This photo shows a lemon and honey blend. I love to use ginger so, I plan to add some (and maybe some garlic) to my recipe. As the summer slowly fizzles, I can feel a connection to the subtle shifting of the season. I also feel an inner desire to plan a few DIY projects for Fall…So I’ll start with this one. Today I picked up some 8oz Ball mason jars from Target. I already had some lemons, garlic, ginger and a few jars of honey on my pantry shelf. I can’t wait to experience this tasty looking mixture after it sits for a few days. In a few months from now it should become somewhat jelly-like and really potent…I’ll be sure to post my own photos and let you know how it turns out…I already know it’s going to be a delicious treat!
This morning while sitting in my office…checking email, Face Book and Pinterest; I happened to look up by my left shoulder and noticed a ladybug sitting on the shelf next to me…hmmmm. So, I googled it!
“What does it mean to see a ladybug (no windows in my office, so it had to traveled quite far across the living room to reach me!)”
The following is what I found out…..
The ladybug symbolizes love, protection, and good fortune. They are used often in gardens because of their voracious appetites that allow them to eat up to 5,000 aphids during their 6 week life-cycle, making them the protector of gardens.
Ladybug is colorful and many people find them to be cheerful and delightful not realizing the full extent of their power and usefulness. Their bright color allows them to deter predators. Ladybug people tend to be very nurturing, protective and highly resourceful.
When ladybugs appear they are a sign from the universe that you are being protected and that you are safe as you work hard to promote yourself and your ideas. Ladybug tells you to be cheerful in your work and to share the joy of your creativity with others.
WOW, How amazing???!!!
That’s what I’ve been doing all summer…working hard to promote my Ancient Blends natural hair and body care line, as well as my insights for making healthier lifestyle choices…
I love receiving personal confirmations that the universe’s got my back…
On Saturday I attended a ‘Gathering of The Goddesses’ event. There was poetry, chocolates and sweet wine. Just a few women in a room emanating beauty, feeling good and experiencing the open sharing of each other. We enjoyed sensual poetry written and recited by the hostess who autographed copies of her first book of poems for us. Earlier that day, Spirit guided me to present some insight into the sacred ritual of adorning our ankles with anklets. (Feet are the support of the entire body and therefore accorded great significance. Indeed the foot is the human pedestal, in direct contact with Mother Earth, absorbing vigor from her powerful emanations.) So, I created little gift bags of charged candles and silver jingly anklets with bells for each of the ladies attending. For some of the women, the anklet was a first. For others, I feel it may bring deeper meaning to them. For me, my offerings were a token of gratitude for all of my blessings. I hadn’t planned on belly dancing, although, that was another one of my offerings which manifested that evening. Being in the company of women, one of my true elements– evoked Oshun and Het-Heru (spirit of dance) to make it’s presence known. As I danced, I could feel their energies moving me. Afterwards, I was asked to share a few belly dance moves…we all had so much fun! Women dancing together is truly an act of honoring the divine feminine spirit within. The atmosphere was sprinkled with witch magik…(wink) positive, social, pleasant, loving, quiet, harmonious, joyful, sweet, engaging, flexible, grace and merriment. Soothing colors filled air..blues, yellows, greens and red. A memorable evening of sandalwood, cinnamon and patchouli vibes. I’ll add this memory to my sacred basket of treasures.
We had the perfect ending to a very full month. On Sunday, my husband and I attended an awesome event…H.A.R.T (Haitian Artists Rallying Together) for ROOT, ROCK, RACINE FEST…http://hartforhaiti.tumblr.com/ A Fundraising Celebration for Haiti which was held at Fisherman’s Dawta Restaurant (in the backyard garden). Here’s a link for more info about them http://fishermansdawta.blogspot.com/ Also spicing up the night air was Zing Experience http://www.zingexperience.com/ fusing Haitian Roots, Reggae and Rock to create a soulful sound along with the hypnotic guitar and chants of Monvelyno Alexis http://www.monvelynoalexis.com/. Also representing at this amazing event was Haiti155 http://www.haiti155.org/ We recently had the honor of meeting Lionel and Constance (really nice guys) of Haiti 155, which is a New York based not for profit organization committed to creating a permanent bridge of friendship between the people of the United States and the children of Haiti. The atmosphere was filled with inspirational folks, finger-licking cuisine, great music,and good vibes…Looking forward to more events from H.A.R.T
Brown Rice Family: winners of WNYC ‘the battle of the Boroughs: Brooklyn 2012 …We finally got to experience their amazing sound…I heard about this group earlier this year via a client. They also create amazing natural soaps…Yes, muli-creative!!! http://brownricefamily.com/ I hear they’ve got some great events coming up for August…We’re looking forward to seeing them perform again!