Holiday spirits…with a twist!

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Yesterday I visited with my grandmother and we shared such beautiful memories of Dominican Republic in olden traditional days and recipes of delicious sweets. Amongst other things, my creative grandmother was also a pioneer in home-made liquors! As she explains it, around the holidays she received requests from neighbors to prepare her famous vintage-style specialty wines and tonics. One of her favorites was a wine she made from the Cajuil fruit (cashew).

Here are a few recipes from Caribbean holiday traditions that she shared with me last night, just in time for the festive season! Enjoy!! 😉

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Winter Solstice: New Moon in Capricorn

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The Winter Solstice is a celebration of the Rebirth of the Sun. We have our compilation of astrological and astronomical activities through out the month of December, happy birthday Capricorn! Here are a few snippets from Mystic Mamma and Wake-up World, respectively.

“Super powered NEW MOON in Capricorn on the *SOLSTICE* heralds in a new time, a new season, and an opportunity to stand on behalf of our soul. So let’s tune in to our heart space and align with the heart of the Earth and the heart of the cosmos.”

“As the sun leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn, a new evolutionary journey of our consciousness begins. Out of the mutable fiery, jovial energy that is Sagittarius we go, we once again return inward and into the depths of our soul’s inner reality. It is here where we are asked to slow down, take time and start to reflect again on the meaning behind the special purpose we feel awakened to.”

Also check out Herbs for the Winter Solstice Season to celebrate a special birthday in rebirthing and renewing!

READ the entire post for curious insight and alignment to the planetary movements and energetic frequencies amist! Enjoy!

Ancient Wisdom, Storytelling knowledge

“During periods of radical shifting in our lives, storytelling can open new paths into the dark forests….” – Barbara Hand Clow.

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Check out our newest addition of grandfather wisdom to the Memory ArchiveJourney into Diamond Body, a story from Mayan and Cherokee traditions, excerpted from the book Liquid light of Sex.

Tea of the Week: Rooibos Brew

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“To drink Rooibos is to hover over a grassy prairie just after a thunderstorm as the sun begins to evaporate the rain. I always imagine this with Rooibos. I imagine standing on that prairie and taking in a deep breath. That’s Rooibos to me. So smooth. So earthy/grassy/moist. I can see the remnants of the storm now…”  – Spark on tching.com 

Check out the Tea-of-the-Week: Rooibos. An amazing herb friend…a beautiful earthy bold flavor reminiscent of Southern Africa…

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