Happy New Year’s! This is the start of a new journey for me. For the past few months I’ve been making changes and now I’m ready to dive into life. Last year was riddled with all sorts of health problems and heartache. I’m finally feeling much better. I completely changed my diet to a ketogenic plan. I’ve managed to lose weight and ultimately I have been feeling loads better. I also decided to open an Etsy shop. I’ll be selling amigurumi items, blankets, and etc. I have loads of free time now, so I figured I’d use it doing something I enjoy. I will be posting regularly again due to me being home mainly. So expect regular updates. Thank you all for following my journey!
I found this picture appropriate for my update post. Many things have happened to me, both good and the perceived bad.
I’ll start with March. In March, my grandmother passed away. It was a weird time for me. Though I loved her, we were not close. Mainly because I’m a bit of a loner and also because of religious differences. It’s hard to be around anyone and not be able to be yourself. I didn’t attend her funeral due to being on bed rest. A week prior I had become very ill due to pcos issues. So I feel bad for not saying goodbye. Yet, if she knew me, she would have rejected me. So this was weighing on my heart.
April, I decided I was going to start running. I enjoyed the freedom of it. Not to mention it’s liberating. After a few weeks I injured my knee. So I took a break. I mainly focused on writing and tried to get back to painting. Needless to say, I’m nearly done with my poetry book and I plan to publish it on smashwords. So look for it in the future. Oh yeah, did I mention Skye had a litter of pups. They’re the cutest little pups.
May was going great til one morning I awoke with chest pains. I thought I was having a heart attack. I was admitted to the hospital, though my heart was completely healthy. So doctors spent 4 days trying to figure out why I was having pain. Due to my allergies they couldn’t perform certain tests. So finally, they figure out that my blood is overly thick and clotting badly. So I was given injections. Which honestly helped tremendously. They didn’t figure out what was causing my blood to clot. I’m now on blood thinners til, well forever I guess. I will be seeing a specialist soon, so hopefully he’ll figure it out. So may was my second near death experience. I never realized how much I wanted to live til I almost died. So this experience gave me a new outlook on life and it’s value. It was also humbling.
In June and July, I actually spent most of my time in silence, reflecting, and clearing away negativity. It was refreshing. I also went back to the basics spiritually. I mainly read books by Pema Chödrön and the teachings of Buddha. This helped me in so many ways. It especially helped me to heal from past tragedies.
Is it funny that I don’t remember what I did last month? I think it was day by day of nothingness.
My point of posting all of this is because in the last several months I have gotten to know me much better. I’ve been in awe of life and it’s many wonders. I’ve grown to appreciate my hard times and to keep on celebrating regardless. So I’m in a good place. I’m at peace with myself.
I absolutely love this. It truly brought tears to my eyes.
Jesus showed humanity what being a human being was supposed to look like. The message has been distorted and degraded as the way to get to heaven after one dies through a set of moral prerogatives. This is not what Jesus showed me! Everything is possible today in this very moment if you believe it is: perfect health, perfect peace, perfect love and fullness of joy!
Jesus said, “Come to Me and I will give you rest.” The key is to Come directly to the Living One; to know God intimately and directly! The way is waking up to the realization that the Living One is in me and I am in the Living One! Rise in consciousness to the vibration of Christ and enter Rest!!! It is the spacious peace that is present and palpable in all we do. It is the expanded awareness of empty-fullness; the silence and…
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Looks so yummy.
It started to feel a little autumnal this morning and it was slightly chilly indoors, making me want to eat something warming. This soup has Asian influences but also reminds me of Africa where lots of peanuts are grown. This could be made with pumpkin, butternut squash or sweet potato, all of which would be delicious. As this is a blended soup, you do not have the chop the ingredients small and this saves on preparation time. I used pearl barley to thicken this but you could add red split lentils instead.
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
3 medium carrot coarsely chopped
Two large shallots coarsely chopped
A clove of garlic chopped
750ml of boiling water
Two vegetable stock cubes
A large handful of pearl barley
100ml coconut milk
A handful of toasted peanuts finely ground
A handful of fresh coriander chopped
Half a teaspoon of…
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