If you want to be a clear channel for healing, you need to stop eating and using animal products. End of story. If you knowingly and consciously contribute to animal suffering, you are not aligned with the Light, with a capital Light. If you were waiting for a final push to make you go vegan, baby, this is it.
Besides, over 50% of greenhouse gasses are produced by animal farming. So you also contribute to global warming, as well as animal misery and death every time you open your wallet to pay for meat.
Imagine if every forkful of steak you ate came from a cow raised on grass in a pristine natural environment, and the animal died peacefull and witout any pain. Meanwhile what you shovel into your mouth is contaminated to the max. Eating trash is a brilliant way to tell yourself that you are trash and trash is all you deserve. If my boss only gave me trash to eat, I would surely go on strike, wouldn’t you? If you couldn’t kill it and butcher it yourself, don’t eat it. And yes, I judge. Are you judging me for judging you?
Being vegan is not boring or stupid. Eating meat is not hardcore. You don’t miss out by being vegan, you add to yourself, you add to the world. Actually, I’m not totally vegan, but I am vegan enough. To my mind that counts. And eating milk products and eggs is the same as eating meat. It’s exactly the same industry.
One of the absolute best vegan food blogs out there is Vegan Richa. You will never be hungry or bored at table. Caramelised Banana French Toast, anyone? It’s a monster.
I’ve been studying Buddhism for about 25 years, and I’ve been studying Zen for about 15 years. As a healer, I’m very interested in subtle energies and I’m constantly looking for ways to deepen my practice.
For me, deepening my practice means entering more fully into the flow of my life, surrendering and relinquishing control to my Spirit Guides, finding or even just recognising streams of energy. Definitely, progressively allowing myself to trust more is a big part of my ongoing practice. It’s like learning to un-tense muscles, easing myself into my potential.
Lorin Roche’s Radiance Sutras (Sounds True, Boulder, CO, 2014), a translation of the Bhairava Tantra, opens the mind to the path of liberation in the same way as the Dogen Zenji’s poetry or the Heart Sutra. As the Sandōkai says: “Seekers of the Truth, Do not waste your days and nights in idleness”. Read this book.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a very big fan of the Gallery of Magick. This group of people publishes books on magic that are simple to use and effective. So it was with great pleasure that I bought this latest publication, Archangels of Magick. I’ve had it for a month now to test-drive it before giving my verdict.
As you’d expect from a GoM book, it strays a little on the wordy side but the rituals are very well explained, and easy to follow if you prepare and take care. Their efficacy is, well, really staggering.
You could buy and use this book without any previous knowledge or experience of magic or ritual magic, and all of their books are transformative.
With the warmest thanks for another excellent title.
The formidable master work from Sarah Wheatley is pretty much everything I love in a Tarot deck. Still not sure whether I should get the higher spec large deck or the more handbag friendly Poker-sized. Judge for yourself, and see card images on her site HERE.
For one who worships Me, giving up all his activities unto Me and being devoted to Me without deviation, engaged in devotional service and always meditating upon Me, who has fixed his mind upon Me, O son of Prtha, for him I am the swift deliverer from the ocean of birth and death.
Chapter 12, Verse 8.
Just fix your mind upon Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt.
Chapter 12, Verse 20.
He who follows this imperishable path of devotional service and who completely engages himself with faith, making Me the supreme goal, is very, very dear to Me.
I receive The Lady Medusa’s daily horoscopes and frankly where would I be without them? To whit, this weekend’s:
“You know, that we are just over a week off another Eclipse – this one a regenerative booster New Moon AND it’s augmented by Chiron sextile Pluto.
A positive new force in your life that has been trying to happen all year can now get some serious, sensational traction.
In some ways, one could argue that the tension of this year has been the old world/a previous version of yourself doing battle with the fresh vibe/new you trying to emerge: this next fortnight is when you can see the shinier reinvented self winning out.
Anticipate swift and obvious rewards in areas where you are trying to innovate. New and/or authentic relationships trump the brittle or fake ones of yesteryear.”