Wherever I Go, There I Am

Art:

Lokeswara Rao Madiraju

Wherever I go, there I am,” I have posted before but it comes to mind today. I am moving after the holidays and haven’t determined where, even what state yet. Listening to all my favorite astrologers for my Scorpio December 2012 forecast. All I can say is, it is even in the stars. Some issues in life you try and run from and when you stop running…there I am. lol

“No matter where you go, there you are.” The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (motion picture) (1984).

“Life is now. 
There was never a time when your life was not now,
 nor will there ever be.”
–Eckhart Tolle

So I am blessed. I have really gotten a lot from the Chopra 21 Day Abundance Meditation Challenge. My play and the five other student directed, One Acts, went up Tuesday night, they all went well.

The website for my Web design class…well that is another story. But it will be fine.

Astrologers I love

Terra Merck

Diana Garland

Peace & Love

Woo Who 300

A Blogging Milestone, I reached 300 Followers this week. Maybe I am silly to be excited but I recall when I started blogging in late May, I read a post by a charming woman about her 300 Followers. I thought that was the coolest thing and BIG THANKS to YOU ALL for being MY 300!

BIG LOVE!

Sindy Sue Who

Day Dreamer Award

Thank you,wannabearchietect

Thank you so much to http://wannabearchitect.wordpress.com/ for nominating me.  I do not know the name of this lovely young woman, here at wordpress she is known as wannabearchitect, a word I always have a hard time spelling. We have only recently met yet; this creative and talented young woman has chosen to nominate me for the Day Dreamer Award. In elementary school the teachers gave me high marks in day dreaming, so now I have achieved their expectations. (Cat that ate the canary grin) Thank you again, I am flattered and honored by the sweet things you said, and the nomination.

RULES:

1)      Upon receipt of this award, you are to take mental vacation for five minutes. (Gaze off into space, look out of  the window, have yourself a wonderful day dream..)

2)      When you have returned from your day dream, you are required to take another one tomorrow.

3)      Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

4)      Award this to three (3) people. You can only pass on this award to three (3) people only.

Nominations:

1)      http://hellisafourletterword.wordpress.com/

2)      http://clotildajamcracker.wordpress.com/

3)      http://bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com/

Green Tea

Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in China but widely used throughout Asia this beverage has a multitude of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. The reason that green tea has more health benefits attached to it than black tea is (apparently) due to the processing. Black tea is processed in a way that allows for fermentation whereas green tea’s processing avoids the fermentation process. As a result, green tea retains maximum amount of antioxidants and poly-phenols the substances that give green tea its many benefits.

Here’s a list of some of its amazing benefits — benefits that you may not have been aware of. Some of these benefits are still being debated, so please do your own research if you want to use green tea for medicinal purposes.

  1. Weight Loss. Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
  2. Diabetes. Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
  3. Heart Disease. Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
  4. Esophageal Cancer. It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, but it is also widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
  5. Cholesterol. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
  6. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Studies carried out on mice showed that green tea protected brain cells from dying and restored damaged brain cells.
  7. Tooth Decay. Studies suggests that the chemical antioxidant “catechin” in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses that cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental conditions
  8. Blood Pressure. Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
  9. Depression. Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.
  10. Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial. Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.
  11. Skincare. Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.

(Full article link)

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/11-benefits-of-green-tea-that-you-didnt-know-about.html

(Fresh from today)

Study Reveal Green Tea Drinkers Show Less Disability with Age

http://www.naturalnews.com/036363_green_tea_disabilities

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I like it iced

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Bamboo

Lovely, durable, useful, and edible…there are so many good things about bamboo.

Bamboo Shoots are good for you.

Bamboo shoots may have anticancer qualities

According to a review published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, young bamboo shoots “are rich in nutrient components, mainly proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and fibre and are low in fat and sugar.” Specifically, the authors noted that fresh shoots are a good source of thiamine, niacin, vitamins A, B6, and E, potassium, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, and chromium, and contain 17 different amino acids, eight of which are essential for human health.

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/bamboo-shoots-may-be-new-health-food

You can decorate with them.

Maxx Viaggi bath in bamboo decor

Fantastic Film

“House of Flying Daggers”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385004/

I know that they grow very aggressively, so if planting them be aware.

“The taller the bamboo grows, the lower it bends.”

Chinese Proverb


Metamorphosis

Butterflies and moths go through a life cycle known as complete metamorphosis. The stages of their life cycle include: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

 

The Butterfly by Earl Nightengale

There’s a story attributed to Henry Miller, the writer, about a little boy in India who went up to a guru who was sitting and looking at something in his hand. The little boy went up and looked at it. He didn’t quite understand what it was, so he asked the guru, “What is that?”

“It’s a cocoon,” answered the guru, “Inside the cocoon is a butterfly. Soon the cocoon is going to split, and the butterfly will come out.”

“Could I have it?” asked the little boy.

“Yes,” said the guru, “but you must promise me that when the cocoon splits and the butterfly starts to come out and is beating it’s wings to get out of the cocoon, you won’t help it. It is important not to help the butterfly by breaking the cocoon apart. It must do it on its own.”

The little boy promised, took the cocoon, and went home with it. He then sat and watched it. He saw it begin to vibrate and move and quiver, and finally the cocoon split in half. Inside was a beautiful damp butterfly, frantically beating its wings against the cocoon, trying to get out and not seeming to be able to do it. The little boy desperately wanted to help. Finally, he gave in, and pushed the two halves of the cocoon apart. The butterfly sprang out, but as soon as it got out, it fell to the ground and was dead. The little boy picked up the dead butterfly and in tears went back to the guru and showed it to him.

“Little boy,” said the guru, “You pushed open the cocoon, didn’t you?”

“Yes,” said the little boy, “I did.”

The guru spoke to him gravely, “You don’t understand. You didn’t understand what you were doing. When the butterfly comes out of the cocoon, the only way he can strengthen its wings is by beating them against the cocoon. It beats against the cocoon so its muscles will grow strong. When you helped it, you prevented it from developing the muscles it would need to survive.”

 

Sindy’s Saturday Satsang

I was looking on the net for anything Hindu in my area. As I just moved from Los Angeles, where I live for thirty years, back to North Louisiana. (Rolls Eyes)  No! So once again it is the home satsang. Enjoy with me. I recall this chant from The Siddha Yoga Center. So join me. We can be yogic.

* yoga means uniononenessbliss

Hey Govinda Hey Gopal: Jai Shri Krishna

Govind Bolo Hare Gopal Bolo – Bhajan  (This was is faster)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsang