I received an email from Neale Donald Walsh, author of “Conversations with God” and at first glance I loved it… as I walked with this advice throughout my day it really dug in on a sub-level and struck me as wonderfully empowering and now the advice is starting to sink in on a subconscious level which I love- the reason why? God will always see us through anything!
“It is never safe to look into the future with eyes
Edward H. Harriman said that, and he was right. Nothing
is fearful lest thinking make it so. I can honestly say that
probably 95% of the things I was afraid of, it turned out
I had no reason to be.
And even if the thing you fear happens…so what? Again,
95% of the time your world is not going to fall apart, your
life will not be in danger. So drop fear by the wayside.
Just… let it go. Then make way for a surprising tomorrow.
I’m excited for you to take this advice in your own life …even when facing disaster we miss the beauty of right now, especially the wonderful people that surround you in the right now that are here for you to support you through the “no matter what”
Live for today and love each and every minute of it!
I know all to well that life is just too short to be wondering, “What if?” It’s time for “Just DO!” Be vulnerable and push past the fears that keep you “safe” Safe keeps us stuck… so face your fears and have all that your heart desires! I am trying to do just that ♥
Served cold… I put in freezer for 1 hour and moved to refrigerator for 2 hours to set. So easy to make and it was an immediate hit!
3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese
4 oz. fat-free cream cheese
1 tablespoon white wine or apple cider vinegar
8 oz. fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped chives (or dried)
Salt & Pepper
1 jar of green asparagus spears, or one bunch fresh asparagus, steamed
1. Wash the leeks. Cut and discard the root and the dark green ends.
2. Steam leeks until tender. Drain well, and let cool on a paper towel.
3. Mix together the cottage cheese, cream cheese, and vinegar with a fork.
4. In a saucepan, heat the sour cream. Sprinkle the gelatin over the hot cream, and stir to dissolve. Combine with cottage cheese and cream cheese mixture.
5. Combine the cheese mixture with the chopped chives, season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.
6. Line a casserole dish or square pan with cellophane wrap, making sure to go over the edges.
7. Spread ¼ of the cheese mixture into the base of the mold. Press firmly, using the back of a spoon.
8. Cover with ½ the Asparagus spears, and lay another 1/4 of the cheese mixture on top.
9. Place a layer of the leeks, followed by another 1/4 of the cheese mixture, and then the rest of the
10. Cover with the last 1/4 of the cheese mixture, smooth with the back of a spoon, and refrigerate for 4 hrs.
11. Remove from the mold and serve.
As a Being of Light, I resolve to LIVE, LOVE AND BE HAPPY, at all costs, no matter what, with deep respect and kindness for all.. Only I can choose my path, and I choose this path of life, love and happiness! xoxo
My Hannah is now 7 and came home from school this week to share with me her observations about Christmas. She shared with me some very wonderful stories of God’s love and how they are present in her life and during the Christmas season.
One of these stories included the Christmas wreath… the circle represents God’s LOVE, as it never stops. The wreath is green, like a pine tree. A pine tree always stays green, just like God’s love for us is constant and will never end.
My heart sang with joy and as I listened to her… We spoke about how God is present with us during Christmas and why we celebrate Christmas.
As a Mom, I can only share my perspective and my own personal relationship with God. I can pass along information and HOPE that they find their own personal relationship with Our Lord. It was such an joyous experience to learn that my daughter has now opened her heart and felt the power of His love within her.
Life for me is about learning and always growing. Neale Donald Walsh said, “You are never who you were in the last moment. You are continually creating yourself from the field of infinite possibilities. You are, in every moment, born again. And so is everyone else.” I am so proud of My Hannah and My Nicholas. I am now learning from them and learning from their experience and personal relationship with God and how He works in their lives.
So on this Sunday, a day I always dedicate to my family, I wish to say “THANK YOU!!!!” to My 16 year old Nicholas and My 7 year old Hannah. I love you and love that we grow closer as a family each passing day and you enrich my life is ever way.
I came across this posting today from a FB posting from Archangel Metatron that I follow… it spoke truth to me and gives me strength as I often fight against ego. It’s my soul in which I continue to trust and will lead me to be a better person which I strive always to be.
The ego needs to define itself, to fight, to conquor, to battle, to win, to achieve, the soul however sits in quiet contemplation, it just is, it doesnt need anything to define itself for it is pure light, purity, divine…it is the ego that tries to conquer the soul…but does it not realise it will never win…for the soul is stronger, and sits and waits for the AHHH moment when we wake up and realise that we do not need to strengthen the ego..that the soul functions without it…if it would just give up the fight…for survival…the soul does not need to survive…it just is…all that is…..xx
….more from Archangel Metatron
The soul has one emotion..that of love, the ego well it holds so many, anxiety, fear, sadness, anquish, hatred, anger, frustration, jealousy, the list is endless….so over the next few days much may surface…as the ego feels the light getting stronger from within the soul….just allow yourself to be at peace within, become the watcher of what surfaces…for we are being cleansed, spiritually cleansed as we are lifted up on our ascension path, our light journey, feel the quickening 11/11/11 and then on 12/11/11 a period of calmness and then the days that follow there will be adjustments. just stand in your light and be kind to yourself…much rest, much time to relax and unwind…and adjust….and then you will see how strongly the connection has become…many changes, many new frequencies…behold the new dawning for mankind…it is upon us…xxx
Over the last year I have finally come to terms with being “gluten sensitive” which means that I have been watching what I eat (and sadly no more beer). Having gone without gluten for so long I can clearly see how this sensitively affects my overall health and my body. A dietitian explained to me what is happening when I ingest gluten- she said that it was like a anaphylactic shock happening to my organs inside. Although I couldn’t see the effects on the outside I could imagine that my organs were swelling in reaction to the gluten. Now that I am used to eating a gluten free diet (mostly- it takes a lot of patience and practice) whenever I do introduce it into my diet I can feel the immediate difference. Within 10 minutes my tummy will bloat and become hard, I get a headache, I feel sluggish and overall just “yucky!” (for lack of a better word! LOL) Not to mention a 3-6 pound weight gain!
For the past 6 months every morning I have an oat bran pancake for breakfast which is very filling and extremely tasty. My kids love it and I’ve now given the recipe to my friends as they too have found how easy and healthy this recipe is… yes, the best part is that it’s HEALTHY!!!!
Oat Bran Pancake
The ratio is 2-2-1… to make larger or smaller quantities just adjust the ratio.
2 tablespoons oat bran
2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
- I use non-fat vanilla yogurt as its sweet and less calories . I also sometimes use greek yogurt for the added protein but don’t find it as sweet and it does change the texture a wee bit.
Mix all the ingredients together and cook for about 3-5 minutes (solidly formed) then flip and cook for about another 2 minutes. (I use a George Foreman grill to make mine, but it can be made in a frying pan as well.)
Variations on the recipe:
* I also put in 2 teaspoons of Splenda as it’s a real tasty treat but it’s really not needed. My 7 year old picky little eater loves this and I make them in advance and heat them up in the morning so that I can take it to go with me while running her out the door for the morning bus.
**If you are looking for a savory flavour you can substitute the yogurt with sour cream and use some spices & garlic and it’s just as tasty.
I now use oat bran for breading chicken, in my meatloaf’s, breading on top of casseroles, filling in hamburgers, etc etc. I find that gluten free products can often be pretty lack lustre of taste so I am really excited about this 1 recipe using oat bran.
***P.S. If anyone knows of a tasty (and not cardboard) gluten free pizza dough recipe PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send it my way!
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. - Edward Everett Hale
Apparently, I have fell short in my challenge my friends but I have learnt that only failure happens when you give up, and I am never one to give up (especially on a personal challenge). With that said I am back and blogging and thanks for much for all your wonderful emails “again” to get me back to blogging! Yes, I’ve missed you too!!!
So much to catch up, but what I’d like to share is a couple of very important moments that have been very special to me so far….
* My chemo ended February 2011 and I am healthy and very much looking forward to an incredibly blessed future with my 2 amazing children!
* Two years ago, I started a journey that along the way challenged me greatly… I am happy to report that I graduated from my program Recreation and Leisure Services and happily pursuing my dreams!
Life is a blessed moment and should be lived fully and completely and I am lucky enough to have the chance to fulfill my dreams, be an amazing Mom to My Nicholas and My Hannah….
From my school internship, I have found Canadian Friends of Pearl Children where I am seeing how one person can truly make a difference in the lives of orphaned children in Uganda. My son Nicholas who is only 16 directed and edited this video and I am so proud to share it with you!