The Eternal Guru Principal

The Guru Tattva is the Divine principle in every person. To really understand spiritual life or the spiritual path is to understand this singular principle. One religion is a scoop of water from the pond, and another religion is another scoop of water from the same pond. We can have another scoop of water, but we are not talking about the pond. The Guru Tattva is the pond. It is that which is prior to all religions. It exists in you as you.  The point of any spiritual path is to realize the Guru Tattva. The Guru Tattva is known […]

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Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients Dough: 1/2 C almond flour 1 C powdered flax seeds  1 C fresh young coconut pulp 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 C fresh young coconut water Blend ingredients in food processor with the “S” blade, adding coconut water until achieving the consistency of dough. Sprinkle an additional 1/2 cup powdered flax seeds on a cutting board. Press dough out by hand into a square.   Filling: 1 C walnuts 1 C coconut pulp 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg or 3 drops nutmeg oil 13 drops Stevia clear Blend ingredients in food processor with the “S” blade, or for […]

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Cinnamon

Chances are you have a bottle of cinnamon in your spice cupboard. And chances are you never thought of cinnamon as medicine.  However, cinnamon has been used medicinally since ancient times. This popular spice was used in ancient Egypt, China, and India for culinary and medicinal purposes, and its use has also been documented in the Bible. Most people think of cinnamon as a flavoring for desserts or as a warm, robust scent for candles and potpourri. But this spice may do more than make your house smell good.  Cinnamon is packed with a variety of protective antioxidants that reduce […]

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Basil

Basil now grows in many regions throughout the world, but it was first native to India, Asia and Africa. It is prominently featured in varied cuisines throughout the world including Italian, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian. The name “basil” is derived from the old Greek word basilikohn, which means “royal,” reflecting that ancient culture’s attitudes towards an herb that they held to be very noble and sacred. The tradition of reverence of basil has continued in other cultures. In India, basil was cherished as an icon of hospitality, while in Italy, it was a symbol of love. Although more than 60 […]

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Beyond I Am

One of the hardest tasks we have in spiritual life is remembrance. What is it that we are remembering? It is the purpose of life. What is the purpose of life? From a spiritual point of view, it is to know our I Am-ness and, ultimately, to merge with God. To merge with God, you have to give up your I Am-ness. That doesn’t seem quite fair does it? You just get it, and then you have to give it up. That is really the point. Mostly we identify with time, space, form, our life cycles, etc. When that goes […]

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Taste Balancing

Taste balancing is a major key in preparing delicious food. It supports holistic food preparation that celebrates the balance of flavors and the balance of feeding each body, from the emotional body to the spiritual body, with intention. When we feed people’s physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies with comforting food, it creates balance in a variety of ways. In each of our foods we like to have a taste base. That based, a balance in each dish of a sweet, salt, acid, and fat taste, give us a foundation for making almost any ethnic dish. Again, the base components all […]

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Energizing & Cleansing Tea Tonic

Ingredients for 32 ounces: Makes One Serving 1 quart + 1 cup purified water 4 TBSP ground astragalus root or 4 strips 3 TBSP fo-ti root powder or equivalent slices 2 TBSP dandelion root 1 TBSP goji berries 2 TBSP reishi mushroom (powdered) 2 TBSP chaga pieces 1 tsp orange peel pieces or equivalent ½ tsp black peppercorns Directions Simmer all ingredients in water for 20-40 minutes Strain Enjoy

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Importance of Character

A question that many people ask is, “What is the most important for spiritual life”? If we look at the ancient spiritual traditions, such as the yogic tradition and the Biblical traditions, it is focused on character development. In the past one didn’t receive Shaktipat until they’d been with a spiritual teacher for at least 12 years. Why? It is because one needs character to hold spiritual energy. The energy comes and goes unless one has a vessel that can hold it. Ramakrishna and Adi Shankara (the founder of Advaita Vedanta) both talked about this. Before one is ready for […]

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Cayenne

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Native to Central and South America, today cayenne is widely used in Mexican, Cajun, and some Asian cuisines. Hot and spicy, it has a very noticeable warming effect when consumed – thanks to the high concentrations of the active compound capsaicin. Widely studied, cayenne is decidedly warming and has numerous potential health benefits including increasing metabolism and core body temperatures. Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens), is a member of the Solanaceae (Nightshade) Family. It is rich in vitamin C, and helps relieve chills, coughs and congestion. Its trademark heat and warming effects, which greatly exceed that of most other red peppers, is […]

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Lemon-Ginger-Turmeric-Cayenne Detox Tea

Ingredients for 16 ounces: 1” knob of ginger 2” knob of turmeric, or 1 tsp turmeric powder Juice of one lemon 1 dash of cayenne, or more (could juice habanero) 12 ounces hot water 1 to 2 TBSP maple syrup Sweetener, optional 3-5 drop of stevia clear Directions: Juice ginger, turmeric and optional habanero Add ginger-turmeric juice along with lemon juice and cayenne into tea mug Add hot water and stir Enjoy

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