“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and for others.”
~ Dalai Lama
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”
– Dalai Lama
“The past has flown away. The coming month and year do not exist. Ours only is the present’s tiny point.” – Mahmud Shabistari
Wishing you peace, health, and happiness this holiday season and always!
Moving into the Vata time of year.….
I move with the infinite in Nature’s power.
I hold the fire of the soul.
I hold life and healing.
Warm Cardamom Milk (Vata pacifying):
2 cups organic whole milk
2 tsp. ghee
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1 Tb. finely ground cashews
3 or 4 strands saffron
- Place all the ingredients in a sauce pot, over medium heat bring to a boil, stirring frequently,
- Pour into mugs & enjoy!
Yarema, M.D.,Thomas. Rhoda,D.A.S.. Brannigan,Johnny. Eat, Taste, Heal.Hawaii: Five Elements Press,2006.
According to Ayurveda, rose petals have an affinity for the heart, calming effect on the nerves, and can gently lift the spirits.
Roses can also help in a variety of ways to pacify the heat and intensity of pitta during the summer!
Here are a few lovely ideas to self nurture: Rose petal spritzer, Rose petal elixir, and/or a dab of rose essential oil on your wrist!
“Sometimes the purpose of the thorn is simply to draw attention to the rose.”- Cristen Rodgers
“Life and death, joy and sorrow, gain and loss; These dualities cannot be avoided. Learn to accept what you cannot change.” -The Ramayana (Bk 2)