I haven’t had time to write although I did post pictures of the medallion that appeared next to my bed. I have had to explain myself numerous times so here is the story ;)
Each morning I wake up go down stairs to make a cup of tea and return to bed. On this morning I did just that. As I returned to my bedside I lifted my coaster and there were two coasters stuck together. Odd, but no big deal. As the coasters came apart this medallion fell to the floor. I picked it up and the o-ring disintegrated and fell off. It was covered in grime. I had never seen this thing before. I took it into the bathroom and scrubbed it a bit and could see it was an angel medal. Unbelievable. I showed it to my family. My husband thought I was mistaken and had lost it at some point. But a woman knows what jewelry she owns and I know I have never owned this, as does he really. After 25 years he’s pretty familiar with what I wear.
Yesterday I took it to the jeweler and had it cleaned and an o-ring put on it. I looked at it under a magnifying glass and saw it read “Archangel Raphael Pray for us” So there it is friends.
I haven’t put to much thought into it because I am use to the Angels talking to me. Lets face it once you get use to voices talking to you it isn’t a big jump to materialization of objects.
I have said before that the Angel practices are some of the most powerful I have ever experienced. I have been a dedicated Catholic and utilized that system, I have spent time with Buddhists and of course taught yoga for ten years and practiced longer. But when I was directed to working with angel meditations I experienced fast and lasting change. In putting this medal around my neck I have come home to myself. I am dedicated and clear.
What has this newest ”miracle” brought me? Somehow it affirms me as a healer. Archangel Raphael is the healing angel. I am a healer. I have never considered myself that. It has never been a desire or a goal. Of course I never wanted to be a yoga teacher either. It just kind of happened. And I had dream telling me to pursue both the Meyers-Briggs and astrology. Oh, no, a voice told me to pursue MBTI training in the middle of my Mother’s living room on a trip to Florida once :) All in all this latest experience has brought me home to myself more firmly as a spiritual being incarnate to be of service to others. Pretty much the same as yesterday and the day before but with a little shot of validation :)
The Sun and Mercury are in the tenth house of career today in the sign of Gemini. Gemini rules communication. Mercury is still retrograde so cleaning things up and laying plans is the thing to be doing in relation to your career/vocation. Don’t negotiate or set new contracts until after Mercury turns direct on July 2nd, but certainly set goals and take time to really dream big. Partaking in professional development is also an excellent endeavor.
To that end ~I have decided to not bake this summer. The Gluten Free Baker is on hiatus. I have a lot of other projects that need to be focused on. I also require a solid month to process my gardens and don’t want to be stressed about not having time.
One of my projects is developing a new yoga series that I will be teaching at Maine Integrative Healthcare in Manchester. I have decided to release Tuesday night yoga class at the Senator to the very capable hands of Randy so I can shift focus to this program.
This will be very different from the yoga classes at the Senator. (I will still be teaching there Thurs nights & Tues/Thurs/Sat mornings) The new classes will be six week series with specific focus. I am torn between starting with a chanting series or an anxiety management series. Maybe you all can weigh in with your votes on that? :) My driving passion with this work is to help people learn to master their internal environments so they can succeed externally. I really want to reach teens and another population, those who have survived sexual assault as well as the general population. My oath as a yoga teacher is to relieve suffering and that is the aim of this work as well as the corporate work.
So all this is in the making. I of course can’t make any agreements about the space in Manchester until after July 2nd :) But I will keep you posted. My instincts tell me we will be starting the last week of July.
Meanwhile my training partner Rose & I are picking up more Corporate trainings for Integrated Systems. Here the focus is the same. Helping groups learn to function at their best most creative capacity by teaching group process, Myers-Briggs and Yoga all in one synergistic training company. We LOVE this work too.
Oh and then of course there are the astrology reading and my art studio which I have made an absolute commitment to. I am determined to paint or sculpt at least 30 minutes every day. I am also going to the live drawing class at the Harlow Sunday nights 7pm come hell or high water :) In case anyone else wants to come :)
Then there are friends and family to see and love. So many lovely things to be doing! I am a very lucky woman. I will keep you all up to date as things move along.
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Have a Beautiful Week ;)
Aquarius is an Air sign that allows us to tolerate and process fats better than on other days. Therefore Baking is a suitable endeavor. Of course so is seeing clients, as Aquarius is a thinking sign. My Moon in Aquarius is a good indicator of my dominant Myers-Briggs Type of Thinking. Both things require a fair level of complex thinking :)
So tomorrow Tuesday is a baking day and a Client day!
This week in Baking the following will be available:
Gluten Free Flax Bread. $ 7.50 per loaf
Pear Cardamom individual Cakes. 4.50 each
Pickup days have had to be extended from Tuesday - Saturday! So place your orders and please specify your day. Email, text or message me.
One Of these days I’ll add loads of pictures and pretty things up :)
This post has been rolling around in my head for awhile. Ketu or the South Node of the Moon is the point where an eclipse happens. Fittingly in your astrology chart the same thing happens. Wherever you have Ketu things get swallowed up. They disappear. Ketu also causes suffering in most houses. It increases psychic ability and phenomenon as well as creates an attitude of detachment.
For me I have Ketu in the Fourth house conjunct Mercury. Mercury is the planet of communication and technology. In astro speak it rules these areas of life. The fourth house rules cars, Your Mama ;) and your house or ability to own a home/vehicles. With Ketu here it ensures owning an old home and old cars. It’s just the nature of it. So I embrace these factors. I need a vintage car and I live in an old house (1786!) Not so bad. I could bemoan the fact that new cars aren’t necessarily for me, or I can embrace it and keep my eye out for a beautiful older car. The original part of my house is old, but I have a brand new addition attached to it.
With Mercury conjunct (next to) Ketu and ruling technology/communication I cannot have an electronic calendar. It is swallowed up and in the shadows. So no matter how many times or what I do an error occurs in the calendar. It just happened again today. So I don’t rely on my IPhone. I rely on my memory most of the time. For appointments and everything. I also need to have paper calendars or books. I’m lucky I have a pretty developed psychic ability too because of Ketu because that is how I get an inkling about appointments that have gotten lost.
Mercury is also the intellect. I have a very deep mind that is probing and psychic. It makes me a good astrologer and a good yoga teacher. I have an innate knowing about what drives people psychologically. All gifts of Ketu. But I am detached from My Mother, owning cars and homes. Those are not driving factors for me. And probably doesn’t feel so good for my Mom either :)
But the awareness is the key. Once I know this, once I understand the energy I can maneuver it to work for me. Everything has a positive and negative pole. Yoga is recognizing this and learning how to take from each side at the same time while maintaining a joyful detached mind.
Think about where in your own life things seem to get lost. You may intuit where. Then wonder what would each side of this pole look like? If I have an old home, it can be a beautiful estate. If I have an old car, it can be a beautiful vintage model. Maybe yours is in The third house instead of the fourth. In this case you would be detached from your siblings, maybe even your community. On the flip side you have been given this level of detachment to be able to live over seas or away from your native environment. It’s all a question of perception. Perception creates your reality.
In the ancient languages of Hinduism, Hebrew and Latin the word still creates the material object. The words we tell ourselves, our interpretation everyday of the events occurring around us, literally weaves the threads of our existence. Quantum physics knows this, yogis know this and now you do. Matter bends to thought. So things may appear to be one way, old cars and houses, but with a shift in attention it can be an estate, or a fleet of vintage cars. If you cared…;)
I am pretty excited to bake this week ;) I found these Raspeberry Jam cookies topped with a pretty raspberry sugar that I want to make. I’m also making Salted Mocha Cookies. Is there any better pairing than Chocolate and coffee? Both I am converting to gluten free recipes.
Last week I had many people respond to my post about the failed Macarons ;) Very sweet but par for the course. I’m not worried about Macarons. Half turned out and half didn’t. That is what happens with baking sometimes. If you can’t take that you cannot be a baker. It’s the same with anything I imagine. But baking in particular is quite specific. Cooking you can throw in this and that. But baking is pretty exacting and things like humidity and using a different butter that has a higher water content can throw the whole thing off. Macarons in particular are a love affair. One doesn’t just make Macarons. One studies them, works with them and develops a relationship with them :) Macarons transport one to ecstasy. They are a staple for me and will be a constant on the menu. They require that kind of commitment :)
Just like the flax bread. That too is a constant. I’ve had requests for a different bread and that may happen eventually but for now this bread must become perfected. Last week one batch was a bit overdone. I had to recalibrate my oven. I should have known by look but it went out the door. I have a loaf myself this week and have been decrusting the bread :) Still yummy but not perfect.
I once bought a loaf of bread at a bakery and when I cut into it at home I was devastated. It was full of uncooked dough. I was furious for months. But I got over it once I worked in a professional cooking and saw the rate of error ;)
This is the yoga of baking. The yoga of life. Nothing gets me down. It’s all just part of the process. It isn’t good or bad it simply is all process. One has to be able to slow down and become deeply involved. Otherwise your just bitch a lot about the system, the boss, the government, life. When I do have a bad moment (hardly ever a full day) I have pretty quick yoga mind skills to get back to joy.
Some people felt I shouldn’t talk about errors. That it’s bad for business. This is nonsense. Failure is a valuable friend. It helps hone my practice on every level. I rarely make the same mistake twice because of my ability to pay attention and expect imperfection ;) Those that cannot accept error gracefully in themselves, in others, in life itself have a hard road indeed. Disappointment in such a person is a constant companion.
So today is the joy of baking and order taking for the week. I’ve had to add a pick up day. So Wend after 4:30 pm - Thurs & Fri anytime.
Gluten Free Flax Bread $7.50
Raspberry Jam Cookies $12 dozen $6 half
Salted Mocha Cookies $12 dozen $6 half
Lemon Macarons $15 dozen $7.50half
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