Chinese New Year Salt Cure
2015 Year of the Goat, Ram or Sheep
This Cure is good for home and business.
- Fill up a glass jar; with table or rock salt to about three quarters full.
- Place six coins on top of the salt in a circle. Make sure the coins are Yang side up; this is the side with the four Chinese characters. Don’t worry if the coins sink into the salt as you pour the water.
- Fill the jar to the top with tap water. It would be a good idea to place a mat under the jar to protect furniture or flooring.
- The jar will form crystals over time; this shows that it is working to absorb the negative energy.
- Make sure the water is always topped up.
- Do not cover the top of glass/container.
- The salt water cure should not be placed in a cupboard.
- Try not to touch or move the jar too much as it stores a lot of negative energy.
Remember to place a sizeable mat under the jar / bowl of the salt solution to protect the table that it is on, because in time, the solution will absorb the negative energy and will crystallize around the top of the jar. If the energy is severe, it might spread all around the surface of the furniture. You may wipe around the surface of the table, but do not touch the rim of the jar / bowl at all.
At the end of Chinese New Year Feb.8, 2016 you should throw your old coins, glass and water/salt away. Because they store so much negative energy it is best to place the whole glass into an old Tupperware type container and seal the top and throw straight into the bin. If you do not have a container, pour the water in the gutter and place the salt and glass container in a sealed trash bin, outside the home, immediately after draining the water out.
Start again on Chinese New Year Feb.8, 2016 Year of the Monkey with a new salt cure.
May this year be filled with joy, prosperity and good health for you and yours!
All my love,
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil (Food Grade) We carry it at the store or you can purchase it at most markets.
1/2 tsp. Essential Oil (Try Lavender for soothing or peppermint for a foot lotion or use your own personal favorite) Use more essential oil if you want a stronger fragrance. We carry essential oils & fragrance oils at the store, but they can be found many places.
Melt the coconut oil in the sun, on the stove or in the microwave (just until melted.) Add your essential oil and stir. That’s it. You have a fresh, food grade lotion to put on you skin, which happens to be the largest organ of your body. Store it in a clean, airtight jar.
Mom in Big Bear
“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
—Henry David Thoreau.
What does wealth mean to you? Possessions? Cars? Money? Affluence: A great amount of something? I consider myself extremely wealthy. I have incredible parents, wonderful siblings and solid, amazing friends. I have an abundance of fantastic people in my life that leave me feeling blessed and wealthy.
If you define wealth by money…count me out. I would like you to think of wealth in new and different ways that I believe will give you a greater appreciation for the life you have, as you work for the life you want. Let’s celebrate what we have…right now in this moment.
Dad’s 85th Birthday
Angels Are Everywhere
I know you may feel no one cares or is thinking of you, but every night I say a prayer for every single soul on this planet. If you wish me to include your name or the name of a loved one please just e mail me the name you wish me to include. You are not alone. Ever. Somewhere on this planet someone is praying, meditating or chanting for you. How blessed that makes us all.
When I think of protection, I think of the sword-weilding fierce disposition of the totally “hot” Archangel Michael. Like the guy is built…right. Feels kind of sacreigious thinking that way, but it’s true. So when people come into the store and ask about items for protection, I like to bring up Archangel Michael. I remember him strongly from my childhood as this fierce warrior that was cutting the head off the dragon. He is referred to in Judaism, Catholicism and Islam. When I find a historical reference spanning so many cultures & countries it lends itself more credence to me. I like to combine Archangel Michael with a Black tourmaline, Obsidian or a clear quartz crystal.
The first Angel created by God, in the likeness of God, Michael is the leader of all the Archangels and is in charge of protection, courage, strength, truth and integrity. This is the angel that protects you physically, emotionally and psychically. He also oversees the lightworker’s life purpose. So for all you doctor’s, nurses, pranic healers, reiki practioners, spiritual healers…well you get the idea. This is the angel for you, especially if you feel drained or tired from working on people all day. His chief function is to rid the earth and its inhabitants of the toxins associated with fear. Fear is our Number One enemy. When you come from a place of fear, you reside in the dark. Michael carries a flaming sword that he uses to cut through etheric cords and protects us from “Satan” and negative entities. Look for flashes of Sky Blue and Violet when he is near you. Call on Michael if you find yourself under psychic attack or if you feel you lack commitment, motivation and dedication to your beliefs, courage, direction, energy, vitality, self-esteem, worthiness. Michael helps you to realize your life’s purpose and he’s invaluable to lightworker’s helping with protection, space clearing and spiritual release.
Have you noticed everything is changing (and I’m not referring to the seasons, but I must admit I’m looking forward to some cooler weather. Fall where are you???.) We are changing as a society…becoming more self-aware. I have tried many Chakra Oils, but they just didn’t seem to work. The root seemed to feel more throat…the crown seemed to be heart. At first I thought it was just me. I’m weird…I admit it, embrace it and work with it. Anyway, I started to ask friends about this and they were all saying the same thing…things that worked before are no longer working or serving us in the same way they have.
Wow! I think we are perched on a pivotal point of great change. How beautiful is that.
So, with the help of my friend I mixed up a batch of chakra oils that work as a base to hit the different chakras. Without her pushing me to get them done, I wouldn’t have worked it out. (Just love friends…don’t you?) So I just ordered bottles and will have them packaged for the store soon.
I finally got the nerve to take the dog out for a walk tonight. It’s been over a week since he’s been out. I had been up to Big Bear, come home, unpacked the car when I heard screaming and activity out in the street. I went out to see if I could help and a very pregnant girl in the street told me, He’s bleeding. as she pointed down the block while clutching the phone. I had seen a pit bull earlier and thought, Oh No the dog must have bitten someone. Boy was I wrong…oh so wrong. I ran down to see if I could help. I have limited First Aid Experience, but know about Clearing the Airway, Breathing and Bleeding. On the porch, a boy was facedown and another guy had pressure on his neck. Someone was yelling, they were stabbed, they were stabbed. I saw a young man running around with a wound on his neck. I made him sit on the side of the porch, while I checked it and then put pressure on the wound while doing Reiki. Three boys were stabbed that afternoon, One died.
When I was at the Police Station all I could think of was How Sad. It was so sad. The boys that had been part of the attack had run down the street. Apparently there were 4 boys.
How many parents, grandparents, siblings, classmates & friends would be hurting trying to make sense of this sensless act. I felt bad for everyone. What could cause someone to want or need to stab another human being. They all looked like kill wounds. Someone had studied where to stab and how to stab to kill. They all looked like Children to me.
I didn’t get to celebrate my father’s 84th birthday because I didn’t get out of the Police Station until 1:30 in the morning. I was so tired I couldn’t remember my age when asked.
So the dog finally got his walk. He was esthatic. I was kind of freaking out. And then a steet light blinked on and off. That, in my mind, is my brother Hugh letting me know everything is O.K. He loved the dog and I lthink he watches over him and my family from heaven. So, I have lost two brothers and a sister and it breaks my heart to think of a life taken too soon, and all of those injured hearts out there trying to make sense of their new reality.
Just spent a fascinating week camping at Two Harbors on Catalina Island. The group that has been camping their for the 4th goes back at least 30 years. We had some new people join us from up North and around Southern California. This group has always been like a group of prairie dogs – people popping up from all over as the week progresses. Quite a few in the group were divorced single men, approaching 50, who the more they drank, talked about how lonely they were and that they were looking for “The One.”
“The One,” apparently is around 25, sporting star pasties (yes -really-there are photos,) likes being asked,”Show me your titties,” twerks so much the earths slip off its axis and speeds up, drinks so much they land on the floor while dancing and can’t get up, well you get the idea.
One of the men brought his two sons and all I heard out of his kids the whole trip was, ” Do you know where my Dad is?” I didn’t know who his father was at first, but by the second day I was thinking to myself, “Why yes, yes I do…He’s down in the bar trying to find you a new stepmother that looks like the Playboy Centerfold for August.”
I am amused and had a great time. It was better than any TV Show. You just can’t make this stuff up.
I’ve had quite a few people ask me for this recipe. Many of my friends are Vegan so this is now my go to recipe for parties and events. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
My Favorite Hummus Recipe
1 Can Garbanzo Beans (Reserve liquid from Beans)
¼ C. Tahini
Juice of 1 Lemon
I like to grate a little lemon rind into the mix. About ¼ – ½ tsp. (Totally Optional)
¼ C. Plain Yogurt (For Vegan Recipe I use Wildwood probiotic soyogurt Yogurt)
¼ Olive Oil
4 Mint Leaves (Totally Optional)
2 – 4 Garlic Cloves (Start with 2)
½ tsp. Salt.
½ tsp. citric Acid
Dump it all in the food processor and process until smooth. Taste! Add more reserved Garbanzo Bean liquid if necessary or spices to your taste.
Serve on a flat serving platter with a really good Olive Oil, Parsley and Paprika sprinkled on the top.
Serve with Pita chips, bread, crackers or vegetables
Growing up in So. Cal., I remember the most awesome, fearsome hot dry days of late summer and early Fall. Now I get to park my car in the Belmont Shore, parking lot three blocks from the beach, walk the short distance to my store and as I go to unlock the door, have the key almost slide out of my hand because I’m wet…well actually slimy. I can almost feel the fungus trying to attach itself to my skin. Because, I’m moving so much slower, I think it will be able to catch me soon too. Yesterday, someone said we should be grateful for the humidity because it helps the skin look dewy and fresh.
Let me be the woman with the skin that rivals the Sahara for dry cracks, ruts and roughness I say. Loudly. This is crazy. When I was in Belize, it was No, Nope, No way could I live here. The humidity sucks the life out of you. Being on vacation it’s not so bad, but when you have to work in it with no air conditioning it’s just CRaZy.