TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Nothing like the beauty of Nature to ease the stress sometimes experienced during evolutionary shifts and changes…
# 2 – A healthy, gluten-free muffin recipe from Mike Adams at Natural News….
I haven’t tried this yet myself, but plan to. I don’t happen to have coconut sugar, so will try substituting date sugar; there are probably other natural sweeteners you could try, as well. If you are not familiar with using coconut flour you may think the flour to egg ratio seems off, but you need the extra liquid when using this flour (which, by the way, is healthier and full of flavor).
1 cup of coconut flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of sea salt
5 free-range eggs
1/2 cup coconut butter (or oil)
1 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup almond milk
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
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1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix 1/2 cup of almond milk with chia seeds and set it aside for 30 minutes.
2. Combine coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, vanilla, and coconut sugar and mix well.
3. Add eggs, coconut butter, chia seeds (the texture should be thick) and the rest of almond milk.
4. Blend in the frozen blueberries by hand, being careful not to crush the blueberries.
5. Pour this batter into paper muffin liners that you’ve placed in a muffin baking pan. Fill them completely.
6. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees (F) for 35 – 40 minutes, or until they are golden brown on the outside and completely cooked on the inside.
# 3 – An insightful article and astrological update from Chris Flisher…
“…we are best prepared when we are best informed.” These simple words summarize a method for living that serves quite well as we move through this mortal, yet rapidly changing world. As caustic and unsettling as it may appear on the surface (witness Hurricane Sandy) we also know, that in the end, all will be as it should. Changes are unsettling and jarring, yet they force us awake. Only when our eyes are wide open do we really make progress. Extreme situations bring about extreme solutions.
Quite simply; the roof is leaking and we need to repair it. If the roof were not leaking we would do nothing. However, since we are under duress we must respond. This is how we move. Necessity is a mother and, no doubt, her child will be invention. This is truly the unique relationship between crisis and creativity. One brings forth the other. And hence the wheel great turns.
The end of a yearly cycle sets the stage for this kind of examination and reflection. As we near the end of this most hyped and momentous period we will be facing changes of the highest sort. Resistance to these changes is truly futile. The trial will simply elongate if we resist. Let’s dig in get the job done and move forward.
Uranus, the planet of revolution, rebellion, innovation and invention will turn direct on December 13th and we can expect to see a burgeoning blossom of all of those aspects. Rebellion will bring about necessary changes and innovation will bring forth the tools and inventions we need to make that one giant leap. As Uranus moves into closer orb (the distance by degree between planets) with Pluto, the planet of transformation we will see the result of what it means to have reconstruction (for the record, Uranus will be moving from 4 ° Aries up 12 ° Aries by June of 2013 and be in a square to Pluto as it moves as far forward at 11 ° Capricorn while forming an exact square to Uranus at 11 ° on May 15th before starting to retrograde.)
This applying pressure of these two planets moving closer to an exact square will bring forth the necessary changes need to begin anew. Reconstruction is a metaphor for rebuilding and renewal and Pluto rules reconstruction. This is a historical cycle and bears noting as the reappearance of this relationship truly spells out renovation. Astrology is about relationships and the dance that incurs as a result, This dance will yield significant, dramatic results.
We will begin to see a shift towards our domestic problems as they draw our attention, building like a hurricane charging up the coast. This astrological forecast becomes the harbinger for a time of change and rebirth, just as this past election illuminated the way forward. Resistance to these ideas only slows the progress. Like the sullen and tired bull under the tree, we must finally come awake by literally dragging that bull by the horns out into the sunlight where we can see our flaws, repair our bridges, invest in our children, rebuild our pride and be who we were meant to be at our beginning. Stubbornness and posturing only slows the inevitable like procrastination. Your homework will still be there Sunday evening, so why not get it done Friday night. Get the job done and do it quickly so we can mend. Politicians need to move quickly so we can solve our problems and begin rebirth. Now.
Sooner or later we must wean ourselves of the military-industrial complex that has become so deeply woven into the fabric of our society. The only way to cut it free is by slow and painful reallocation and repurpose. Our focus must shift to infrastructure and domain and away from intervention and aggression. This is not an opinion. This is a universal reality that is spelled out in the logic of the universe. To every season….and so on.
As 2012 comes to an end and we see the distance we have traveled, we can also see how much more we have to do. The great “end of the world” touted by the Mayan calendar is simply a sensationalized headline-grabbing phrase that spins fear and panic. The “end of the world” is simply an end to the way we have lived. War, destruction, ego, greed, must dissipate and make way for the new. Our roof is leaking and we must repair it. “…And the great wheel turns, we are best prepared when we are best informed.”
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©Chris Flisher 2012
# 4 – Wow, have you heard about Biolite Stoves? Seems like a great company and innovative product…
# 5 – A great one from Abraham to keep in mind this holiday season…
“The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.”— Abraham
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