Chai is a great combination of spices to keep us healthy through the year!
I love it all year long even in the summer!
It is easy to make and you can twick it to your liking and your dosha.
1 anis flower
4 cardamom pods crushed
1 Tblsp of fennel seeds
4 slices of ginger root
2-3 cups of water boiling ...
Add the spices
Let simmer for 5-10 minutes
Add some black tea.. A good pinch...I like earl grey or Assam tea. Let summer few more minutes....depending how strong you want it.
Then add some milk and some honey according to your dosha.
You can vary the thickness of the shake by adjusting the amount of hot water you add. You can customize the quantity and density of the shake by changing the amount of dates or almonds you start with and adjusting other amounts accordingly. Feel free to play with this recipe and make it your own.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE
If you have embarked on this journey of self-reflection, you may be at a place that everyone, sooner or later, experiences on the spiritual path. After a while it seems like almost every moment of your life you’re there, where you realize you have a choice. You have a choice whether to open or close, whether to hold on or let go, whether to harden or soften, whether to hold your seat or strike out. That choice is presented to you again and again and again.
Wisdom from Pema Chodron.
My best wishes for the return of the light!
December 21rst is when the light from the sun will slowly come back in the northern hemisphere. The shortening of the nights will give way to the lengthening of the days. It is a time to celebrate the moving away of the darkness and welcoming the light.
This is happening outside of ourselves but also inside as we are a mere reflection of our environment. Spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing and dancing!
Spending time with oneself reflecting on the darkness and lightness of our being. Feasting as well on these soul's goodies.
Rejoicing in our polarities. Gracefully accepting the nights and the days of our soul's journey. Gratefully welcoming the sun's return!
HOW TO WORK WITH PLEASURE AND PAIN
In Tibetan Buddhism there’s a set of teachings for cultivating compassion called mind training, orlojong. One of the lojong teachings is, “Whichever of the two occurs, be patient.” This means if a painful situation occurs, be patient, and if a pleasant situation occurs, be patient. This is an interesting point. Usually, we jump all the time; whether it’s pain or pleasure, we want resolution. So if we’re happy and something is great, we could also be patient then, and not fill up the space, going a million miles an hour—impulse shopping, impulse talking, impulse acting out.