Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Pursuit of Conscious Wholeness

Our bodies are living, breathing expressions of our consciousness and
should be treated as such.

Striking the right balance between our physical and spiritual aspects is
one of the most challenging aspects of existence. We are dual beings by
nature, spiritual entities bound to earth by physical bodies. In our
lifetimes, we are charged with the duty of nurturing and tending both
with equal devotion and love. Yet while both aspects of the self are
deserving of honor and respect, there is a tendency for people who are
more spiritually focused to ignore, avoid, or dismiss their bodies.
Similarly, many individuals are entirely ensconced in the carnal realm
and pay no attention to the needs of the soul. In both cases, an
adjustment is in order. We are whole only to the degree that we embrace
both sides of our beings. 

If the soul is the inward manifestation of our consciousness, the body
is the living, breathing expression of that consciousness. The physical
self provides the home in which the spiritual self takes root and
flourishes. Just as we must tend to the seed of the soul to ensure that
it grows strong, so, too, must we care for the protective shell that is
the body to make certain it is capable of playing its role in our
development. Though there will no doubt be times in our lives when we
feel more comfortable focusing on the spiritual self or the physical
self, denying the fundamental importance of one or the other can lead to
ill health, emotional distress, and a sense of incompleteness. Both
facets of the human experience play a vital role in our well-being. 

The body and the soul are the yin and yang of our current reality. They
are, at this point of human evolution, irreparably bound together, and
many spiritual teachers agree that the body is one of the greatest
vehicles through which to access the soul. In fact, many believe that
our spirit has chosen to be embodied as an essential part of our
spiritual development. Consequently, it is the responsibility of each
person on the planet to forge a marriage between the two, so that these
disparate aspects bring out the best in each other, creating a vibrant,
dynamic, and workable whole.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pink/Purple/Orange Dots ColorCups Baking Cups - Wilton

Pink/Purple/Orange Dots ColorCups Baking Cups - Wilton
they have several cute designs you can make your cupcakes more interesting.

Chalk spray

Chalk Spray! It is easy to make and fun to spray. Make it instead of buy it


1 tsp. washable tempera paint

1 cup of hot water

1/2 cup of cornstarch

squirt of dishwashing liquid

1 squirt bottle

1.   Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps.
2.   Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid.   Mix well.
3.   Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well.
Watch your kids enjoy making designs and pictures on your driveway.   I always spray my driveway down when we are done to avoid any staining.   After you let your spray sit a while it will separate.   Shake it really well before you use it each time.