Archive | January, 2011

Leading your life in accordance with Maát (via The Temple of Maát)

8 Jan

 Em Hotep! Leading a quality life in accordance with Maát is a very simple concept. Be respectful. Be quiet. Be modest. Be gentle. Not hasty Be trustworthy Not boastful. Not arrogant. Restrained in eating and drinking. Be true. Have integrity. Be happy Be generous. Live positively. Sounds simple, right? It is. Here are a few concepts which are termed as crimes against Maát: Disorder Rebellion Envy Deceit Greed Laziness Injustice Ingratitude Feelin … Read More

via The Temple of Maát

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Brandy Milk Punch

8 Jan

In a blender, combine 1 pint vanilla ice cream, 1 cup half and half, 1/2 cup brandy, and 2 tablespoons Cointreau. Blend until smooth, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Emerald Cocktail

8 Jan

Oh how healthy, yummy, and refreshing this little cocktail looks! I recently stumbled upon Panamanian chefs Melissa De Leon’s blog and found this great recipe for what she calls the “Emerald Cocktail”. It’s made with fresh avocados, honey, milk, and ice cream. This can EASILY be “veganized” by substituting the whole milk and ice cream with soy/almond milk and soy based ice cream, and if you prefer not to use honey, I would highly suggest Agave Nectar. I love this stuff..it’s sweet like sugar, yet totally natural!

Avocado Cocktail:

Ingredients:

1 avocado, ripe

2 tablespoons honey

4 oz. whole milk

4 tablespoons vanilla ice cream

a pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Directions: Remove skin and seeds from avocados, chop roughly. Blend the avocados, honey, milk and ice cream in a blender for 15 seconds or until becomes smooth. Serve in tall glasses with ice and dust cinnamon on top.

Law of Gender

8 Jan

“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles Gender; manifests on all planes.” — The Kybalion.

This last law out of the 7 universal laws embodies the idea that gender is manifested in everything.Gender is manifested as the Masculine and Feminine principles, and manifests itself on all planes.

Mental Gender is described as a Hermetic concept which relates to the masculine and feminine principles. It does not refer to the physical gender of someone, nor does it suggest that someone of a certain physical gender necessarily has the same mental gender. Ideally, one wants to have a balanced mental gender.

The concept put forth in The Kybalion states that gender exists on all planes of existence (Physical, Mental, and Spiritual), and represents different aspects on different planes. It is also stated that everything and everyone contains these two elements or principles.

The Masculine principle is always in the direction of giving out or expressing, and contents itself with the “Will” in its varied phases.

The Feminine principle is always in the direction of receiving impressions, and has a much more varied field of operation than the Masculine. The Feminine conducts the work of generating new thoughts , concepts, and ideas, including the work of the imagination.

It is said that there must be a balance in these two forces. Without the Feminine, the Masculine is apt to act without restraint, order, or reason, resulting in chaos. The Feminine alone, on the other hand, is apt to constantly reflect and fail to actually do anything, resulting in stagnation. With both the Masculine and Feminine working in conjunction, there is thoughtful action that breeds success. which point out that both the Feminine and the Masculine fulfill each other.

Change of Thinking

8 Jan

Usually when I plan on refurnishing or redecorating my residence i think of the hottest furniture, new paint, new paintings etc etc. and even though its hot, it sometimes still doesnt feel like home or might i say ME all the way. something is missing.

Well here a few pictures of rooms that are not trendy or expensive but that i am drawn to

Dig It

8 Jan