Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Make your own million-dollar herb drink

The other day I was at the Herb Store on Fourth Avenue next to the Co-Op.  As I waited for the grouchy walrus-y Mo-from-the-Simpsons-y clerk to measure out my selection, my eye fell upon the suggested sales at the register.  One was an 8 oz bottle of Herbal Elixir--the sign said to inquire for the drink which is stored in a back refrigerator.  $7.  There was a motley mix of herbs listed on the back. I asked what the ferment was... kombucha?  He said he didn't know but it was kombucha-y.

Kombucha is now adored by legions in America.  Time to make your own.

If you can boil water and use a kitchen scale then you can make your own MILLION-DOLLAR-HERB-DRINK!

Homebrewed kombucha plus herbal infusion plus juice.  Let it sit overnight so that the kombucha mixes all the components by feeding on the juice and the herbal infusion.  You have created your own personalized weight-loss, cancer-slashing, eau de vie.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Confessions of a Reluctant Atheist

In order to believe that all humans are good and ultimately peace-seeking it helps me to believe in both the existence of souls and reincarnation. If I die and it turns out that I am wrong... not much was lost by a lifetime of believing that all people are on the path to peace.

Not very atheist.

Problem with Saviors

There is no concept of savior in buddhism.  Each person is a complete entity seeking peace.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Harmonious Remedy

I hadn't meditated for months--maybe four months, because I was caught up in "doing it right." Bodhidharma and his way of meditating is to do it with your eyes open facing a wall. Just now I did some amazing intuitive yoga that ended in a lotus position and it just felt right to meditate with my eyes closed and thumb touching middle finger. And I had the most blissed out meditation in such a long time--and I got a direct teaching from the source. It said:

 All styles of meditation are good for you. It is up to you to listen to your heart to understand when to use one style and when to use another style. Bodhidharma was one man whose experience in a cave helped him to lead millions of people to peace, but there are lots of men and women who led people to peace using different techniques. THE TIME FOR HAVING ONLY ONE TEACHER IS OVER. We are now in an era where all the healers are working together at once and each individual balances out the teachings of the peaceful ones in their own lives in order to create their own harmonious remedy.

 No one shall ever feel guilty or ashamed for switching religions or churches. It is imperative for people to follow their own hearts now to wisely discern what will lead to peace and what will lead to conflict.