Throwback Thursday #TBT

When did all this start? How far can we go? What’s the purpose of #TBT anyway? Urban Dict defines it as such: “When you put a picture from a “while” ago on your social media sites
omq Throwback Thursday, I needa find a photo of myself from like hella lonq ago and post it on facebook.”
Webtrends explains: “On Thursdays, anyone can participate in the Throwback Thursday trend by posting content (usually a photo) on social networking sites like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook to remember a past event. Photos can be from years ago or from just a few days ago. There aren’t really any limitations, and even though it can be fun to participate, it really just gives people an excuse to post more.”
Another blog (knowyourmeme) states: Origin
has been associated with things that are deemed classic or vintage since as early as 2003, when it was first defined on Urban Dictionary.[1] The earliest known mention of “Throwback Thursday” can be found in the title of a series of revamped retro cartoon characters that were illustrated by animator Saxton Moore and uploaded onto his blog[2] in January 2006.



So jazzed about juicing! My IIN friends have been uber generous as to their experiences and resource sharing. Let me back up a bit before I share this collective wisdom.
It’s not like I’m new to juicing – I’ve successfully broken 2 already. I started in the 90’s when my first born son was diagnosed with leukemia. (ref1) Without much assistance from anyone at the time (nor the vast World Wide Web), I was on a life-saving mission trekking the globe to find a cure and the cause. (Another post I promise).

In my years since then and in an effort to move on and put the past behind me (& the broken overused juicer), I began juicing again with another machine a friend insisted I have. I made a valiant attempt I think to resurrect any juiciness from scrubbed and washed produce every day until, yes, another one bites the dust.

Yes I missed the many benefits of being juicy and feeling fantastic, but definitely not missing the clean-up. I don’t know about you and everyone’s different, but I enjoy the prep work of cleaning, chopping, slicing and peeling my produce. It’s gritty work, like gardening, that puts me in touch with my food. I light a candle and with much meditative contemplation, I prepare (& pray) along with my new vision of a meal – shooting from the hip and creating as I go.

Yet my choice is now a simple blender – a red Hamilton Beach. A wedding gift probably intended for margaritas rather than mango pineapple juice. Yet it works for me – I love the fact I get every bit of the WHOLE produce rather than just the concentrated version. My family is now on board and asking for those great ‘smoothie’ recipes I used to make them. I’ve given them blenders now as gifts, with juicing recipes rather than a margarita accessories, and it does appear to be working for them.
Perhaps my intentions while working in the kitchen are behind it – or maybe, just maybe, my prayers are being heard after all.
Much Light

Cleansing —
I hope this is helpful for you 😊

The Big Picture —–
Help others with blood cancers —
Team Buddy

Ref1. Try telling the beautiful state of California you choose to use alternative methods to treat the cancer your child was mis-diagnosed by the nice healthcare system for weeks, and you’ll be threatened the loss of your beloved.

Options —
In a world of sometimes too many options, parents with children diagnosed with cancer have none. At least it can feel that way. Trust me I understand – I’ve been there and have helped many like you. Achieve that safety bet you’ve been taught to hold tight for your child and never let go. Your child needs you – you can do this!
Parents, you still have options that will help your child and still stay within protocol.
Until then, look for my next post and spread the light.

Saint Valentine

Well yes, it is an unofficial sort of celebration of this guy’s intentions. Shall we take note of that and remember others instead of ourselves or shall we wonder When am I Getting Something? Shall we buy a dozen roses and find a home for them (including a few for ourself!), or wait forlornly as to how unfortunate we are to find yet another year of a gift-less holiday of love?
Turn this year’s holiday on its heels – forget the chipper, forget the sappy songs and movies and celebrate anew this glorious bounty from God. Open your mind today to the fabulous receptivity to what will make you strong … Hallelujah!


Agnostic Growing Up


Millions of people are demanding a palpable, user-friendly approach to modern life in order to keep up. We believe there is a peak in everyday life, an edge – fit, sex appeal, vigor and a sense of vitality. Yet in the moment, perhaps we also need a daily mystical spiritual experience.

We tend to simplify our meditative practices to a 5 minute repetition, a robotic 30 minute cardiovascular routine every day and perhaps even a bit of stretching and strengthening every other day. This is all well and good if you desire a trim and fit physique, indeed a necessary task to stay at peak. Yet is something missing?

Day by day our world demands a deeper consciousness of our experience within and without our world. Having felt a hole from inside, a void, that is insatiable is somewhat disheartening (no pun intended). Yet, is it really satisfied by more closet organization, more awesome technology, more cardio, … you get the picture, and it isn’t pretty.

Perhaps we need a Soul Overhaul by first admitting that our bodies have been in a concentration camp rather than revered as a matter of dancing light.

Light energy that is concentrated to the witness of being totally at one with nature. Realizing that we are not living in an object to escape, but a mystical temple to be revered. The light energy in our body is an embodiment of crystallized light divinized by our Creator to experience a divine radiance. Proposing an embodiment – a gesture of prayer in divine service of compassion to ourselves and others may be the secret fountain of youth.

The Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine are a marriage of this understanding of divine light and matter – prayer and action.

Our work then is not separate from our Father, but is a time for our Sacred Mother to be experienced in all details of inspired Creation. Once we experience our own divinity in nature, our species may end the torture of all nature and enable the Tantra of Tenderness in all Beings.