Self-Love and Self-Discovery. These are the themes for 2015. To take a bold stand to love yourself courageously and unapologetically.
~DAPHNE ROSE KINGMA, LOVING YOURSELF: 4 STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU
“These are times of decision, of change, of choice….it’s time for something to go, something to be removed. Anything that is inhibiting, holding us back, it can be a belief it can person, it can be a job, it can be a country…It can be anything that is holding us back. Now needs to go…it’s like we are being stripped of our known familiar sense of security, sense of identity, sense of who I am.”
“After a strong beginning to 2015 which has moved us into setting plans in forward motion, we have an opportunity to slow down a bit and now go over the plans we have set.This is a great time for going over the details, researching, reflecting, cleansing, clearing, and delving deeper into the various aspects and dynamics at hand.”
Read another interpretation in Wisdom Magazine by Stargazing, Elizabeth Joyce.
“THERE ARE THREE COSMIC EVENTS LINING UP THIS WEEK: AN UNUSUAL CONJUNCTION, A SPECIAL NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS, AND THE FIRST MERCURY RETROGRADE CYCLE OF 2015.”
Herbs for the New Year ~
As reported by Organic India, if you have new year’s resolutions, you’d like to ensure you take on task and focus! Herbs they are saying that can enhance our ability to focus and increase mental acuity are: Tulsi (Holy Basil), Brahmi, Ashwagandha and Shankpushpi. Please check back on our blog posts for coverage of these herbs coming soon!
For a Yummier Sex Life and on Tumeric, see a clip of their thoughts:
“Ashwagandha and Shatavri are champs here as they build up your core energy to the point that you can choose what happens with your inner power: In and up as spiritual power, stabilized in body/mind as a deep systemic restorative, or down and out as sexual power! One Energy, three directions- your choice!”
From Japan we have the tradition of “Feast of the Seven Herbs for Health” a rice porridge prepared from seven herbs and eaten on the seventh of January. From Keiro’s, the porridge contains the following herbs. For more information about the traditions or how to prepare this dish visit Keiro’s website here. Coverage on these herbs coming soon in 2015!
- Water dropwort (seri, Oenanthe javanica)
- Shepherd’s purse (nazuna)
- Cudweed (gogyō, Gnaphalium affine)
- Chickweed (hakobera, Stellaria media)
- Nipplewort (hotokenoza, Lapsana apogonoides)
- Turnip (suzuna)
- Daikon (suzushiro)