It’s 11:11, Again!

11:11. 12:12. 8:08. 1:00. Do you keep seeing the same numbers everywhere you look? License plates, clocks, billboards, restaurant menus, shampoo bottles, street signs?

You’re receiving guidance.

It’s your own intuition trying to get your attention. You can call this an airy-fairy message from angels, an energetic wake up from the quantum field, or just plain old verification from your subconscious. It all adds up to this: When we perceive a repetitive signal from outside our mind, one that “feels” significant, it is. Our higher wisdom knows non-physical cosmic information that our conscious mind filters out because it isn’t considered essential to physical well-being. Yet on the most subtle of levels, such information is vital.

Every day we make decisions that create our future. Sometimes we aren’t certain if our choices are the right ones so we replay the factors in our mind and use logic to guide our life. It’s what we are conditioned to do.

We gotta quit doing that! Our intuition and “gut feelings” are the true and wise guide. Yet it’s difficult to get in touch with the very “quiet whisper” of the sense of things, when we’ve been conditioned to justify decisions based on logic.

Find Intuitive Guidance from Signs

Note any numbers you see repeatedly.

Numbers hold a vibrational frequency. You can search online to look up what specific numbers mean. Angel Numbers is one helpful reference. Almost everyone I know sees numerical patterns. Some people have seen the same numbers for years.  1:11 and 11:11 are common these days because that message is prevalent in many of our lives. According to Doreen Virtue, these numbers mean “keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts are manifesting instantly into form. Focus only upon your desires and not upon your fears.”  This message is essential to survive gracefully in our current chaotic world.

Follow the number’s guidance.

For example: The number 120 tells you to let go of old habits of thinking – to let go of the old so there is room for the new. In this case, examine what is not working in your life. Is there a relationship that is no longer healthy? This number tells you it is time to say good-bye so new people can enter. Are you in a toxic job? It’s time to look for another one. For your life to move forward, you are to take this action.

Another example: If a number suggests that you build community with others, it’s time to find others you can connect with who are like-minded. Invite friends to join you at an event or for a movie. Start a Facebook group for a special interest of yours and invite friends to join. Find a Meetup group with similar interests in your area. It is your responsibility to take action. Life won’t change until you do.

Don’t blindly follow the numbers.

Numbers that show up are not in control of your destiny. You are. Repetitive numbers  give you feedback, confirmation, or clarity on what you already know but have been hesitant to see. If a number seems significant but doesn’t resonate, let it go. It’s a mismatch. You’ll receive guidance in another form.

Recognize your personalized signs.

Each person has unique subconscious image connections. Seeing significant numbers, animals, or other omens is a reflection of your own subconscious, seeking to get your attention. It is never an outside source that is in control.

My personal journey has included a variety of omen signals.

Driving to work on a cloudy, rainy day, filled with fear from financial woes, seeing no possible way out of my money morass, a blue crane arose from a mud puddle in the midst of an ugly construction zone, and flew directly across the hood of my car. Omen? New life construction can arise from the mud. Hope arises in the midst of the muck of life. Recognizing the omen, my heart lifted up along with the crane. Solutions showed up and life moved on.

I began to see 555 constantly. I walked into a room and the clock said 5:55. Suddenly I noticed 55-mph speed limit signs that usually blended into my surroundings. I saw a billboard advertising 555 down payment on a used car. Pulling up to stop signs, 555 kept showing up on car tags. I looked it up. It meant to prepare myself for a radical, major change. This was perfect, because at that time I was involved with a career situation that was deteriorating and I needed courage to make the change. I steeled myself and considered my financial resources. Within a few weeks the situation came to a crises and I removed myself. This shifted my life in an entirely new direction which proved far better.

Mom taught me the universe has a grand sense of humor. This next omen is hilarious. When I finally shared this omen with a friend, she blurted out, “That happened to me once, too!”. One day I began to find nearly empty toilet paper rolls each time I went into a restroom. No exceptions. At work, I constantly had to replace an empty roll. Grocery store. Movie theater. Restaurant. Either there was a global toilet roll conspiracy, or I was seeing an entirely new brand of omen. Yet I immediately recognized its message: I was almost finished with my current career and it was time to make a change. Time for a fresh start. The craziness of it caught my attention and it worked.

What do you want or need to change in life?

Intuitive guidance is reflected in events and signs all around you. Take heed and listen. It may be the proverbial hummingbird is hovering around your head, eager to lead you in a new direction.

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life. Lead it. 


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Time for Transformation; Time for Silence

It’s time to hit the life refresh button. Is life exhausting, fearful, painful, confusing, or sluggish? Do you sense something better out there that you can’t seem to grab hold of, or to reach?

Current energy on planet Earth is prompting transformation. Personal metamorphosis is sweeping across the realm. You can either choose to take the leap into your next level of awareness, or you can hold on to the discomfort of where you are and wait for life to push you into the new.

It’s your choice. This is what free will is all about.

Choosing to transform takes courage. You won’t find your support from chaotic outer circumstances – those are the very thing driving your pain and fear in the first place. Strength comes from within.

To find inner strength, it’s essential to take time to nourish your soul. Find Silence.

A full mind has no room to receive. A chattering mind cannot hear wisdom. A whirling mind does not recognize guidance. A critical mind offers no empowerment. A worried mind holds no hope. A logical mind rejects insight. Only with a quiet mind can wisdom and clarity arise.

Here is a secret: Insight can slip through even the tiniest of openings. Wisdom knows how to finesse its way into your awareness provided you offer only a tiny, momentary relaxation of the over-guarding mind. Your highest and best understandings are waiting for the chance to be heard.  It’s up to you to be silent so you can listen.

Silence, meditation, prayer, contemplation, a walk in nature, solitude, sleep, walking hand in hand with someone you trust … When we dive deep into our inner resources, we return to daily life with renewed strength, courage, and clarity.

Yes, you can do this. It’s what you came to do. Something amazing is waiting for you.

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life. Lead it. 


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Peace Through Silence

Practicing silence “sounds” difficult but results are worth it.  Have you ever known someone who, when they speak, people listen? Such people speak only when necessary, and their thoughts are well-measured.

Steps to Silence

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Go Placidly, Be in Silence

1) Begin by speaking only when it’s absolutely essential.

You’ll quickly realize that much conversation consists of blurting out random thoughts and opinions.

2) Choose one or two hours during the evening or weekend to be in silence.

You can be active, but forgo talking, singing, listening to music, watching a movie, smart phone, text messaging, using the computer, and other interactive media. Some activities don’t require talk, but they still include listening to other people’s opinions and emoting. Read, take a walk, catch up with a hobby, wash the dishes, run a load of laundry or another activity that doesn’t require mental distractions.

3) Intentionally focus on natural sounds.

Without artificial input, you can hear wind blowing through tree branches, spring songbirds, a distant train whistle, squirrels chattering, spiders drumming – they do, but I just threw that in to be sure you are paying attention 🙂 These sounds are soothing and healing, but seldom noticed.

4) Make it fun. Invite family and friends to participate.

Try going to dinner with friends or colleagues who all agree to not talk. Results will be hilarious and challenging for your server, but insightful.  When walking or hiking with friends, people often chat constantly, missing a majestic sky, delightful wildflowers, and critters scurrying out of their path.

5) Talk is necessary, and music is delightful, but they can be distracting.

Consistent practice of silence opens the mind to new insights. It’s possible that long suppressed emotions surface because typical outer distractions no longer hold them back. This is good! Suppressed emotions need processing so that they don’t cause long-term distress and dis-ease.

6) The practice of silence improves meditation.

As you practice silence, your mind learns to control ceaseless chatter.  The mind’s natural tendency to express thoughts begins to subside, making meditation easier.

With continued practice of silence, and daily meditation, you can find peace and composure amid the noise and haste of life.

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When the Mundane Becomes a Miracle

Can the mundane become a miracle? Absolutely! Life has insisted I learn this.

My favorite definition of a miracle: A shift in perception

When I heard this years ago, it hit me right between the eyes – in that area known as the “third eye”, or the “cosmic eye”. Actually – it’s the area of the pineal gland, which connects with insight. Got that? Okay, now let’s proceed.

illusion, vase or faces

A vase? Two faces? A shift in perception introduces an entirely new viewpoint.

At the time I heard this definition of a miracle, I was in the midst of a traumatic, life-shifting, “Oh-My-God-How-Do-I-Make-It-Through-This?” event. I needed a miracle as fast as a divine creator could manifest one, and if I didn’t get it, I was going to quit existing. In hindsight, this is a bit over-dramatic, but in that moment of not being able to cognize a continuing existence, it seemed pretty clear.

When we experience a trauma, we intently focus upon what happened.

We constantly replay a mental tape of the event from start to finish. We dig into every little nuance, sending showers of needles into our mind and heart. We have every right to do this. It’s how we process. I told myself “I’ll experience this pain over and over until I desensitize to it.” While that might have merit in the long run, in the short run it was freezing me into a mental and emotional victim.

I needed a miracle.

It occurred to me that if a fact could not be changed, but was too painful to endure, what if I perceived it differently? What if the situation I had just experienced could be viewed in a new light? What might that look like? This could be like Ebeneezer Scrooge’s Christmas eve night in “A Christmas Carol” where he journeyed with an angel to review his life events from a higher perspective.

So I considered what a 180 degree turn would look like. If I had no fear, no sense of powerlessness, but instead was a strong woman, how would I respond? If I went to a Wise Woman on the mountain top who, from her high, light-filled perch, saw all and knew all, what would she advise? If I practiced the virtues I had sought to live, such as compassion (in all circumstances) and harmlessness, and non-judgement, how would they apply in this situation?

I had a shift in perception.

I saw the miracle.  I could continue living life from a human, victim perspective of “I have to constantly protect myself, and make people pay the price if they hurt me“, or I could step over a line to live from a soul perspective of “I set my boundaries, I stand in my own truth, and I radiate intuitive wisdom in all circumstances, including this one”. I literally drew an imaginary line on my laundry room floor and stood looking at it. To remain where I was, in the “I’ve been wronged by life” position, was to be immersed in constant pain, anger, judgement, righteousness, victimization, and misery. All of which felt absolutely toxic. To step over the line, to shift my perception, was to step into a light that radiated a powerful energy through me, out into my future. To step over the line was to release the “me” that had to make things happen, so I could step into a higher flow that would take over and guide me. Something greater was available for me to be. Something greater I could tap in to that could transform where I had been in life, to where I could go next.

I stepped over the line.

It wasn’t easy. Some days the mundane overwhelmed me. Then I would remember stepping over the line, and immediately make choices from my new, chosen perspective.  When my mind wanted to replay the trauma-drama tape, I purposefully moved it to focus instead on how I could help someone else, or what I was grateful for. When I wanted to complain to others, I realized they couldn’t change my situation either. I clarified boundaries of what behavior I would and would not accept from others, and stood by them, sometimes shaking inside, because this was new territory that I wasn’t skilled with yet. When I felt like crying, I let the sobs roll, with comforting self-talk. When I felt anger, I jogged faster or drove my car to deserted country roads with windows down, ranting and raving to release angst so I wouldn’t store it in my cells. If I slid back into old habits of self-protection, I redrew that line in my mind and stepped over it again. When I felt stupid or unappreciated, I reviewed the many people who had reached out to encourage me in my life, and I gave special attention to look my best, not allowing myself to move into victim mode. Before going to bed and upon arising, I reviewed a written list of my strengths, and my vision of a happy future. My life became a miracle. The more I dwelt in this new realm of being a strong victor in my mind, the faster answers came, amazing solutions showed up, and in time the situation resolved beautifully, leading me into a totally new way of being.

The final miracle?

The other people involved in my traumatic situation came along with me. Each adjusted at their own rate, in their own way, yet they shifted too! I still don’t know the nuts and bolts of how that happened. I didn’t make it happen.

The miracle unfolded because I worked harder on myself than I worked on the circumstances.

When I share this awakening experience with others, they ask, “What happened?”

That is not relevant. Choose a difficult situation into this story. Consider what a shift in perception might offer you, and take the leap. So, why don’t I share the details, really? Because when I stepped over the line I promised the universe that the event would no longer be traumatic. Instead it would become an amazing, miraculous lesson to lead me into my higher nature. I’ve held myself to that.

Now, every day of my life, I see evidence of the mundane becoming a miracle.

Mullen weeds in bloom

A nuisance mullein weed growing in a yard . . .

Wild honey bee on a mullen weed blossom

or a beautiful miracle of nature?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m still working on shifting into miracles. My life has broken through to new levels multiple times. This is what I was born to learn. It’s why living this life is a great adventure. I’m sure glad I signed up for it. Thanks for walking this journey with me.

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life. Lead it.

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Looking for a fast paced, insightful book to inspire your life? The first novel in my “Cave Time Chronicles”, PATHWALKER, A Soul’s Journey Through Reincarnations, which shares the amazing adventures and unfolding insights of a woman moving through her parallel lives, is now available here on Amazon!

This fantasy adventure explores existence in an unfamiliar life, facing an onslaught of crises, and out of desperation applying spiritual principles offered from multiple traditions. Are they merely wishful thinking, or do they actually work if trusted and applied? Unlike some spiritually focused books, this is not a “preachy” book, but a moving story interwoven with a wealth of inspiring life events to lead us through a rich and fulfilling life.

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Easy Einkorn Yellow Cake

I love baking with einkorn flour. It’s low in gluten, its gluten is easier to digest than regular wheat flour, and its flavor is subtly nutty. I substitute it for regular wheat flour in every cake and cookie recipe in my recipe box.  It’s a bit different to work with, but not overly complicated. Learn about baking with einkorn flour

The hardest part is finding the einkorn flour. It’s not offered locally yet – I’m working on that! You’ll likely need to order it online. I’ll include my favorite source at the end of this post. If you are curious about how einkorn measures up to standard gluten-filled, inflammation-promoting wheat flour found on most grocery shelves, this is a good recipe to try.

One-Bowl Einkorn Yellow Cake

slice of einkorn yellow cake with chocolate mocha frosting

A hearty, scrumptious slice of einkorn yellow cake!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups einkorn flour
  • 3 rounded Tablespoons finely ground *flax meal
  • 1 + 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder (yep – tablespoon!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk  (you can substitute a nut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8″ x 8″ pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, flax meal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add in butter, milk and vanilla and beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, occasionally scraping sides of bowl.
  4. Add eggs and beat for 2 more minutes.
  5. Let batter stand for 5 minutes so the einkorn flour has time to absorb the moisture.
  6. Stir batter again and pour into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center pulls out clean. (Note: einkorn tends to appear done before it is thorough baked in the center, so always I check with a toothpick.)
  8. Cool in the pan on a wire rack and frost with your choice of !frosting.

Speaking of frosting, the cake pictured here is frosted with a mocha buttercream frosting. I melted 1/4 cup of butter, stirred in a square of baking chocolate (cocoa powder works, too) until it melted together, then stirred in a teaspoon of instant decaf coffee. After it all mixed well together, I poured in some powdered sugar and cashew milk until it reached the consistency I wanted, then beat it thoroughly. Yummy! If you have a granddaughter like I do, be sure to set some frosting aside to make graham cracker sandwiches. Add some peanut butter to the frosting first if you want it to be protein rich and guilt free (sort of…).

A few reminders:

Einkorn doesn’t absorb moisture as readily as standard wheat flour, so allow it to rest a few minutes before baking to assure a more moist cake.

Flax meal on left is too coarse to blend well. Meal on the right is finely textured and will quickly release its binding qualities into the batter.

Flax meal serves as a thickener/binder to replace the missing gluten. You can purchase it in varying refinements, but it’s essential to have it finely ground. I include a photo to show the difference. If your flax meal is too coarse, you can  grind it in your blender until it resembles soft powder.

I’ve not seen anyone else bake einkorn using flax meal, but I swear by its value. It’s made a world of difference to my low-gluten baking! My family doesn’t like the “slimy” quality when xanthan gum is used as a binder, so I also use flax meal to bind my Gluten-Free recipes, too. Rule of the thumb is 1-2 rounded Tablespoon of finely ground flax meal for each cup of “flour” used.

I purchase Jovial’s einkorn flour, along with their einkorn pastas. Jovial’s website offers proven recipes and plenty of helpful info to get you started. Delivery is fast, and quality is always excellent.

More of my einkorn recipes:

Wacky Vegan Chocolate Cake with Einkorn Flour

Easy Einkorn Soda Bread

Vegan Einkorn-Oatmeal Breadmaker Bread

Let me know how your Yellow Cake recipe turns out!

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This fantasy adventure explores existence in an unfamiliar life, facing an onslaught of crises, and out of desperation applying spiritual principles offered from multiple traditions. Are they merely wishful thinking, or do they actually work if trusted and applied? Unlike some spiritually focused books, this is not a “preachy” book, but a moving story interwoven with a wealth of inspiring life events to lead us through a rich and fulfilling life.

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Let’s Celebrate Failure!

Fear of failure holding you back? Maybe it’s time to celebrate your failures.

Let’s do the math. Which one of the following two formulas describes your life?

  1. Failure + Blame + Self Recrimination = Failure x 2
  2. Failure + Assessment + Self Improvement = Success

If you chose #1, you are in the mainstream. We mess up, blame ourselves or others for stupidity, and learn nothing. This perspective doesn’t understand the purpose and value of failing. Failure is not in your life to diminish your value; it’s in your life to increase your value by learning what does and does not work.

#2 is a key life formula to learn and follow. Each time you assess how you responded that didn’t work well, and clarify how to improve on the next similar situation, you are wiser. Life improves. You regain a sense of personal power over outer circumstances. You feel back on top. You feel less as a victim and more in charge of life.

Each time you fail to assess how you responded that didn’t work well, you are inclined to repeat the same failure, thus exponentially increasing a personal belief that you are a failure. Once you buy into that self-image, you see “proof” everywhere you look. It’s a self-defeating perspective that digs you into a hole that is increasingly difficult to emerge from.

How would life change if you stopped blaming yourself and started assessing instead?

What if you chart new life experiences with the intention to fail so that you can learn? It’s been said that Thomas Edison had thousands of failed attempts to invent the light bulb. His friend Walter S. Mallory shared the following story:

“I said: ‘Isn’t it a shame that with the tremendous amount of work you have done you haven’t been able to get any results?’ Edison turned on me like a flash, and with a smile replied: ‘Results! Why, man, I have gotten lots of results! I know several thousand things that won’t work!‘”

We appreciate today that Edison was not stopped by his mistakes. Failure teaches us. We learn what does not work. We can adjust, decide what works better, and use this new approach next time. With each progressive step, we learn one more thing that will not work, or one more thing that will. Success is the step-by-step progressive realization of goals, not one big overnight, perfect, monumental achievement. Most “overnight” sensations in the writing or acting fields describe a litany of failed attempts before they finally earned recognition.

Little children aren’t afraid to fail, until they are conditioned to avoid it. Have you ever seen a baby learn to walk? They pull themselves up, take a few faltering steps, and fall. Yet they get up to try again and again. Soon they are running everywhere and we wonder if they will ever slow down! If toddlers acted as many adults, they would never make that first attempt to walk. Their minds would fill with thoughts such as “What if I fall? What will Mom and Dad think? What if I hurt my knee?” Instead, they keep their minds on the reward and not the effort. They focus on the joyful end result and are willing to experience temporary failure to reach their goal.

What do you want to do right now in your life that you are putting off for fear of failure? What is holding you back? To move forward through a perceived failure, try the following:

  1. Write down the mental and emotional barriers that appear to stand in your way. 

Many perceived barriers are a story we have created in our mind, and not based on facts. Also, notice how many of barriers are based on other people’s opinions of you. When we let other people’s opinions limit our choices, we are living their life, not our own. You are here to live your life, offering your unique gifts to this world. If you hold back, you diminish the possibilities for all of us. We need what you have to offer.

  1. List small action steps you can take to reach your goal.

If your mental and emotional barriers are strong, you might choose one of these as your first goal. Action steps can include counseling, talking it through with a trusted friend, reading a self-help book, or taking a class. Working with one area, you will naturally improve in others. All things are connected. You move forward when you take constructive action instead of defensive inaction. Sometimes you have to go out on a limb, because that’s where the fruit is. Are you worth the effort? You bet!

  1. In a journal, each day list at least one positive action step you took toward your goal.

Included among these might be a failure! What did you learn from it? What insight did you gain that will enable you to do it better the next time? That insight is a success to include on your list. Don’t allow yourself to go to bed without listing this action. If necessary, get out of bed to do something. Once, on a mission to clear out unnecessary clutter from my life but having done nothing that day, I made myself get out of bed at 2AM to clean out the refrigerator. After tossing out four dishes of uneaten left-overs, broccoli nursing its young, over-ripe cheese, and wiping months worth of dripped catsup, mustard, and unnameable smears off the shelving, I felt wonderful. When on a mission of success, consistent movement forward is self-inspiring!

Failure is only a word that describes a step that faltered. Look to your vision, take another step, and move onward toward your joy!

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life. Lead it.

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This fantasy adventure explores existence in an unfamiliar life, facing an onslaught of crises, and out of desperation applying spiritual principles offered from multiple traditions. Are they merely wishful thinking, or do they actually work if trusted and applied? Unlike some spiritually focused books, this is not a “preachy” book, but a moving story interwoven with a wealth of inspiring life events to lead us through a rich and fulfilling life.

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Are careers outdated?

Perhaps careers are outdated.

How can you find a career when you don’t know what the world will be like in ten years? When you don’t know who you are or what you want to be when you grow up, even when you are in your 40’s? When what you love to do doesn’t afford a supportive income? When you are deeply embedded in work you love, and the company folds?

Living on planet Earth is a dynamic, expanding experience.

No one ever promised life to be easy or secure.  It’s time we let that go and accepted that life will be an adventure, and filled with possibilities.  We are here to learn and gain new insights.  Planetary energy has shifted and sped up, with few outside circumstances holding stable anymore. We can’t predict what the future will bring, what world governments will be, how demographics will shift, or what job skills will be needed in a rapidly evolving technological world. Spelling and writing become less relevant as smart phones and self-correcting computers do that for us. Our youngest generations already live in a radically different reality than those who are in charge of running businesses, schools and governments.

In a rapidly evolving society, work opportunities are equally evolving. But there is one thing you can count on. You. You have control over who you can “be”. Every life situation is an opportunity to become “more” as you move toward an ever-evolving self-potential. It’s a life-long mission and an exciting journey, and it won’t unfold with certainty.

Our work circumstances are one of our most potent life-learning opportunities.

f-interested-in-careerIf we discount our current career as frustrating or undesirable, we are wasting life away by blaming others and victimizing ourselves, instead of asking two key questions.

  1. “What is there for me to learn about myself in this situation?”
  2. “What can I offer to this situation?”

Once those two are addressed, we discover what the job offers us. Once that is completed, we can move on to what is next.

The sooner we learn the key life lesson in any situation, the sooner we can move on, never having to repeat that situation again.

Early on, I had no idea what career to pursue in life. I only knew that I wanted to help other people find meaning in their life. It certainly was my personal driving motivation. This meant that I had to consistently assess my own life.

I observed that every new “job” I had led me to new insights. Eventually I realized that if I worked on myself in each job position, everything around me flowed more smoothly, and the “right” next job seemed to “find” me. It’s been my observation my self-work has been the instigator of my career.

Conclusion: My true career is life itself.

As part of that, I need to appreciate and give thanks for each job, and to discover the gift. Sometimes I have had to dig deeply to find that gift. Frequently it was not about what I was getting out of my work, but what I could offer to others. A few times, the gift has been to find courage to leave a job because I was not treated with respect. In retrospect, my career of learning and growing has led me to amazing jobs that I loved, and working with wonderful people.

Each of us has our own insights to gain. It’s there; we only need to see it.

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life. Lead it.

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In anticipation of a morning cup of coffee

I’ve lots to do today, but my mind wants a vacation. At my insistence, I convince it that we will be productive. Coffee helps. So I’m off to the kitchen to brew an enlivening cup of java, made with freshly ground beans from our neighborhood coffee shop. Ahhhhh – the anticipation! – to sit in the living room, sipping a cup while I organize my day.

Making a cup of coffee in my world includes adding hot cashew milk, so I pour some into a sauce pan and head for our gas stove. Eeeeeeew! It’s accumulated too many spatters, spills and boil-overs. Of course we wiped them up. Sort of, with a well-used washrag. I can’t bring myself to turn on even one burner – one more time –  without cleaning the stove top.

the-law-of-spillageOur cleansers are stored under our kitchen sink in a plastic box jammed with containers. There’s polish for silverware we no longer have, something for wine spills (no surprise there), plant food, plant root stimulator, a jar stuffed with assorted scrub brushes, a sponge for floor spills, a sponge for really dirty pots and pans, a spray to remove spots on clothing, and nothing to clean a stove. Well, there is scouring powder, but I decide to spray the fabric cleaner on the stove first and let it soak. It’s how I discover new cleaning solutions.

Sprayed it. Nothing happened. It’s back to scouring powder and elbow grease. As I scrub, my mind constantly reminds me to anticipate that cup of coffee. Oh, did I mention I just painted my nails last night, and I don’t have rubber gloves? Okay, so let’s get on with this.  I’ll just clean around burners and do the grates another time. Maybe not – I can’t bring myself to put disgusting grates back onto a cleaned stove. So, I clean the grates, too. Now my polish is destroyed and my hands feel like tree bark.

Now, what did I come to the kitchen to do? Oh, yeah, make a cup of coffee. Guess I don’t need it anymore to wake me up; I’m already well into the day. It’s only 10 AM and I’ve already cleaned the kitchen stove, which has been on my list for weeks.  Now I need to reward myself. So I heat up cashew milk on a clean stove, add it to steaming hot coffee, sprinkle in a little sugar, and head for the living room. I’ll still have that cup of coffee and sit to sip, congratulating myself on how productive I’ve been.

Maybe not yet. First I need to blog.

 

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life. Lead it.

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This fantasy adventure explores existence in an unfamiliar life, facing an onslaught of crises, and out of desperation applying spiritual principles offered from multiple traditions. Are they merely wishful thinking, or do they actually work if trusted and applied? Unlike some spiritually focused books, this is not a “preachy” book, but a moving story interwoven with a wealth of inspiring life events to lead us through a rich and fulfilling life.

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Are you overfeeding your pet peeve?

Pet Peeves are a big commitment. I recommend you don’t let one in your front door, or go out to find one. They are hard to handle and guaranteed to drain your energy.

People report the following problems with peeves.

  • stop-over-feedingyour-pet-peeve-2Once you get a pet peeve, it takes over your life.
  • Pet peeves show up everywhere, bouncing up and down to get your attention.
  • You can’t train a pet peeve to stop bugging you.
  • They constantly demand you take them for mental walks.
  • They are irritating, irrational, and irascible.
  • The more you feed a peeve, the bigger it grows.
  • The bigger it grows, the more it annoys you.
  • Some people enjoy commiserating with each other about their pet peeves.
  • There’s a lot of one-upmanship with pet peeve owners. Everyone believes theirs is more annoying than yours.
  • Once you have one, they are hard to get rid of.
  • Animal shelters do not accept pet peeves; no one wants yours.

How to remove a pet peeve from your life

  • By refusing to feed it, your pet peeve will cease growing, shrinking over time until the day it vanishes from existence.
  • You can train it to become invisible to your sight, even if other people continue to see it.
  • Positivity pets and pet peeves don’t get along. If you bring a positivity pet home, your pet peeve will flee.
  • Scientists report that pet peeves appear to be self-sufficient. If you release yours into the wild, someone out there already collects peeves just like yours, and they will be happy to take yours in and feed it.

A note of caution; once your peeve is gone, you may find you miss it. It’s tempting to offer to walk a friend’s peeve, or sneak some food to it now and then. Refrain. Feeding a friend’s peeve is tantamount to reinforcing a disfunctional situation.

I’ve managed to dwindle my pet peeves down to only one; people who collect pet peeves. But I’ve stopped feeding it, so I am hoping it will be gone – any day now.

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life. Lead it.

Loving note: the idea of pet peeves came from my husband, Ron. In the middle of a conversation, he said, “people need to stop feeding their pet peeves” and I rudely left him to run to the computer to write this. My doing that is probably one of his pet peeves.

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This fantasy adventure explores existence in an unfamiliar life, facing an onslaught of crises, and out of desperation applying spiritual principles offered from multiple traditions. Are they merely wishful thinking, or do they actually work if trusted and applied? Unlike some spiritually focused books, this is not a “preachy” book, but a moving story interwoven with a wealth of inspiring life events to lead us through a rich and fulfilling life.

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Wacky Vegan Chocolate Cake with Einkorn Flour

Einkorn is an amazing flour, made from an ancient, unadulterated wheat that contains high nutrition and does not cause inflammation. Many of you have asked for specific instructions for using Einkorn flour when baking this recipe, so I’m re-posting with specific instructions. The original vegan Wacky Chocolate Cake recipe made with standard wheat flour was posted here.  Learn more about baking with Einkorn flour here.

This eggless, butterless, milkless cake was popular during World War II when the egg and dairy ingredients were scarce. It is the most moist, delicious chocolate cake I’ve ever come across. Many people mistakenly think it is a mayonnaise cake. It’s always a hit!

gluten-free-chocolate-cake-2Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Einkorn flour
  • 3 tablespoons finely ground flax meal
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cooking/salad oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  • Sift together the einkorn flour, flax meal, cocoa, salt, sugar and baking soda.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Beat the batter well so that the flax meal will release its binding properties thoroughly.
  • Bake in greased loaf pan or 8×8 square cake pan at 350 Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes. It is done when an inserted toothpick pulls out clean.
  • Makes 12 cupcakes, or mix up 1-1/2 of this recipe for a 9×13 pan.

Flax is added to serve as a binder, since Einkorn has very little gluten and needs a binder or it will be too crumbly. You could substitute 3/4 tsp xanthan gum, but my family doesn’t like it’s tendency toward slimy texture and it causes gas in some people.

Be sure to use finely ground flax meal. Coarsely ground flax meal doesn’t release sufficient mucilage to bind. If you aren’t sure if yours is finely ground, process it in a blender until it’s soft and fine.

You can substitute Gluten-Free Flour. If your GF flour already includes a binder, such as xanthan gum, omit the flax meal. If it does not contain a binder, include the flax meal.

Frosting: You can make vegan vanilla or chocolate butter cream frosting using your choice of nut milk and an alternative vegetable oil “butter”.

As a general rule of baking with Einkorn, I add 2 tablespoons flax meal for each cup of Einkorn flour. I decrease the liquid by 20%. Einkorn can take a bit longer to bake than regular flour – it can look browned and finished on the top, yet not be finished in the middle, so be sure to insert a toothpick in the center of a cake to assure it pulls out clean.

That’s it! Einkorn cake texture is denser and not quite as refined as usual white flour but everyone loves it.

Try this and you may never use another chocolate cake recipe. I confess – I usually eat a significant amount of the batter!

Variations

  • Substitute left over coffee, or orange juice, for the water.
  • Add coffee, almond, or orange flavoring to the frosting.

You might also want to try my Easy Peanut Butter Cookies!

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life. Lead it.

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This fantasy adventure explores existence in an unfamiliar life, facing an onslaught of crises, and out of desperation applying spiritual principles offered from multiple traditions. Are they merely wishful thinking, or do they actually work if trusted and applied? Unlike some spiritually focused books, this is not a “preachy” book, but a moving story interwoven with a wealth of inspiring life events to lead us through a rich and fulfilling life.

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