We are ONE, and we CAN make a difference!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Energy of Want

Whenever I look through my old journals, I invariably find prayers for something I felt was missing, needed or wanted. When I used to reread them, I would honestly be dismayed that in spite of YEARS of these prayers, I STILL wasn't getting what I wanted.

FINALLY, I learned my approach was actually engaging the self-perpetuating 'energy of want and disappointment.' How much happier and hopeful I am, once I learned to return my thoughts to gratitude for everything I have, and SEE myself in the flow of perpetual abundance. It is so easy to overlook SO MANY BLESSINGS in my life.

It's not always easy, though peace returns in the very moment my attention is returned from what I want to what I have.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A way opens before you...

"A way opens before you. All obstacles and impediments are removed. Only that which is worthy and desirable goes forward with you." ~ a traditional Native American blessing

Today my children are beginning a journey from New Mexico to a new life in Washington state. A long distance trip always reminds me of a traditional blessing that was shared with me as I was about to depart from my first sacred dance ceremony. I can still see my three Spirit sisters standing together and chanting this together as I was about to back out of the driveway.

It carried such magic that I've used it ever since... ALWAYS when I leave for a trip, or WHENEVER I want to remember there is a WAY prepared for me under ANY circumstances.

I attempted to find a source and was unable to find it anywhere. I'm posting it here today to help insure this blessing can be found. (If anyone knows the accurate source - please share!)

in lak'ech

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Where is all the noise coming from?

While I'm inclined to track earthquakes and solar flares as evidence of transformational Earth changes, I believe the REAL chaos is already upon us in the way of news and social media. We are constantly bombarded with news of war - wars between countries, politicians, religions, and different schools of thought... the imagined US and THEM.

We CAN choose what we listen to and what we engage in. We can simply TURN IT OFF.

In the silence, we can find that the peace inside is always present and be guided by Spirit.

One of my greatest teachers, Beautiful Painted Arrow/Joseph Rael, taught that PEACE ON EARTH IS AN INSIDE JOB. And, by listening to that still small voice inside, we can emanate the energy of peace and love to the whole world.

We are about to enter the Galactic week of 1 Manik/Hand - the daykeeper sign of spiritual tools... a perfect time to turn inward and engage our most cherished spiritual tools, and perhaps find new and better ones, by listening to the voice of Spirit within.

In lak'ech

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Everything is within you...

"Everything I need to be happy and whole is already inside of me. I don't have to compete on the world's playing field, because nothing that I would seek to own or receive from outside myself defines me or makes me any more or less than I already am."

There is never a reason to compete with anyone, for nothing can compare to who you really are.

in lak'ech

Saturday, August 6, 2011

KIN 225 - Galactic Tone 4/Serpent-Chicchan

Galactic Tone 4: Stabilize
Chicchan/Serpent: Movement, and the creation of time... sensual and dramatic embodiment of instinctual wisdom, creating connection from Earth bound, to Heavenly aspirations.

The fear, hatred and strife seen in the daily news presents an opportunity and blessing to grow in our ability to stay steadfast to the vision of light, love, and peace in the world. Light always dispells the darkness when we remember to shine.

I hold fast to the intention of sending love into the world, to all as sacred parts of the one.

in lak'ech

Love is ENERGY - Pass it forward!

The Journey - Conversations With God

Love in a Recipe - Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake

One of the things I love about my Mom, is that everyone who enters the door is offered something wonderful from her kitchen - this is my favorite thing. This is seriously one of the best recipes in my entire collection - the fastest and BEST chocolate cake you will ever lay hands on. You just can't screw this up!

Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake

The Cake...
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 Stick Butter
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Soda
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Oil

First - preheat the oven to 400 degrees (that is not a typo).
Get a big sauce pan, you are going to mix the batter in there. Melt the butter with the oil, water, and cocoa and bring to a boil. Take off the stove immediately, and add all the dry ingredients, EXCEPT THE SODA. Dissolve the soda in the 1/2 Cup of Buttermilk, then add this, the eggs, and vanilla and mix till smooth. Pour batter into a sheet cake pan - those big pans that are a little deeper than a cookie sheet. (I line mine with parchment paper, or grease and dust it with flour.) Bake for 20 minutes ONLY, or until it springs back.

The frosting...
You are going to use the same saucepan, so rinse and start over for the frosting. This doesn't take long, and you pour it over the cake while it is still hot - only 5 minutes out of the oven... so I usually start this about 5 minutes BEFORE the cake is done.

1 Stick Butter
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1/3 Cup Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Box (2 1/2 Cups) Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup chopped pecans (optional)

Melt the butter with the cocoa til well dissolved. Add the buttermilk and vanilla - mix. Add the powdered sugar and keep this on a low burner... just to keep it from setting while you are mixing. By now, your cake should be out of the oven - add the nuts if you want them in the frosting - then pour this over the cake. (The frosting sets up like a homemade MMMMM fudge and holds all the moisture in the cake... will stay moist for days like that.)

OMG - Never baked this for ANYONE that they didn't go ape over it. You can leave out the cinnamon, though just a tad is unrecognizable - just "something" good people can't quite put their finger on. TRY IT.

I'm packing boxes for my move, and just couldn't bear the thought of not being able to find this recipe that I love so much. Hope you enjoy it. AND THANK YOU MOM!