New Earth is Here!

Over the past nearly two years we have all been through something the world has never seen and hopefully will never see again. So much has been brought to light. Our way of life has changed in a way that prevents it from ever going back to the way it was. During this time, I have gone through every emotion we, as humans, have. There was fear that turned to anger that led to rebellion that become dismissal that finally led me to the place I am now – peace. Love for life and my fellow man is now my battle cry. It has been a hard journey. We have all been shown things we didn’t believe could be real. We have learned things that we can’t forget. Now that we have experienced it all, a new reality is emerging. New Earth is here for those of us who are willing and able to experience it. The old world that was full of control and greed and power-hungry elites trying to keep us prisoners to their system is gone for me. It is no longer in my reality, therefore, it doesn’t exist for me anymore. It is a widely known fact that what we focus on becomes our reality. I am focusing on New Earth that was promised to us thousands and years ago. New Earth, where we are no longer driven by money and monetary pleasures is here. A place where we live in harmony with all beings. A place where we are focused on all of humanity, not just ourselves. We have come to learn that we are all connected to each other and to all living things on the planet. Our thoughts are powerful. We each have a choice each moment of our lives to choose which timeline we make our own. Rising above all the noise and hostility and anger and fear has been the greatest blessing of my life. Now, instead of striving every day to earn more and more money just to survive and just to turn over a large percentage of to the government, I now find solace in my home apothecary. Learning the ancient wisdom of the earth feeds my soul. Sharing my new found knowledge with other seekers brings great joy. I have been forever changed by what we have gone through so instead of hating the evil that resides in Old Earth for their attempts to defeat and control us, I thank them for illuminating the evil which then shed light on the new path. Only by seeing the evil are we able to decide to reject the old ways and move ourselves to a higher dimension.

The apothecary gives me so much peace. Becoming aligned with the energy of the plants of the earth has grounded me in joy. Using the blessings of the earth as God intended connects me to the higher source of divine energy. God gave us everything we needed to care for ourselves but we were robbed of the knowledge by the elites who only wanted to use us as their personal slaves. We lost touch with the earth and came to depend on their false gods of modern medicine and debt ruled banking systems. This was almost our downfall. Now a new horizon comes into view. We realize we have the power and the tools to heal ourselves, both body and soul. Now comes the time to utilize the gifts from God. With each day that passes, I find more ways to use the sacred plants to create perfect health for myself and those I love.

The powerful, healing elderberry, the nerve calming lemon balm and the immune building dandelion root are now my medicine. The vitamin D rich light from the sun, the lung clearing fresh air and the electrical connection of the ground strengthen me every day. No longer will I hide from the sun or keep my feet firmly on the concrete which separates me from the earth. I will revel in the glorious wisdom hidden in the plants and in the earth. I will seek out this wisdom day in and day out. No longer will I allow myself to be dependent on the government to provide for me. We will grow our own food and live off the land, We will be able to pull the clean, fresh water from deep in the ground. We will share our wisdom with all who seek. We are now the New Earth.

Phones Down, Heads Up, Eyes Wide Open

Good Morning friends and future friends! This has come into my soul over the past few days so strongly that I feel I have to record it. Because of what is going on around the world, I have become aware of how vast and deep the control factor is and has been for as long as I have been alive. Because it is something that we were born into and because it has progressively become worse and worse ever so gradually, we have not been able to see it. Now, I have become awake to the system as have millions of other souls here on planet earth. We truly have been slaves for hundreds, probably thousands, of years. Now, looking at every single aspect of our lives, I see clearly how many rules and procedures are in place to make sure we mere humans learn from birth to follow the rules, obey those we see as leaders and accept any and all limitations they put on us without question.

With the push for western medicine that started in 1913, the question of which came first, the chicken or the eggs comes to mind. Let’s just jump in somewhere so we can look at it. Before a child is born, the programming begins. The VAST majority of parents today would never ever consider going through a pregnancy without being lead by the hand by a “doctor”. Most would never ever consider giving birth outside of a hospital. Most would never ever consider raising a child without frequent “well child” checks. Most would never question that they have to produce a record of shots given to their child to go to school. As a result, our children grow up thinking that doctors are gods of some sort that must be listen to and followed without question. So the cycle is established and followed by the masses without question in a never ending assembly line. OMG!!! I gave up western medicine 5 years ago except in the case of life threatening trauma. Natural medicine was in place for tens of thousands of years until those who decided to enslave the people made it their goal to take over the world of medicine. If these self appointed gods can’t make profits from the ills of humanity, they will do everything in their power to eliminate the competition. Natural cures are now even made illegal because they can’t profit from something available from nature.

Beyond medicine, look at all the regulations put in place “for our own protection”. Most neighborhoods have lists of rules about how you can live in your own home. You can’t paint your home any color except those the housing gods have approved. You can’t change anything inside the home without using one of their approved contractors. You can’t park your cars in your own driveway if it doesn’t have their approval. Even though you own your home and pay taxes on the property every year, others are in charge of how you live in that home and what you do with that home. This all done to “protect home values”. Really? Or is it really just another way to program us to follow the rules and be good little pawns.

And then there are all the laws about the products and equipment we use. Every single aspect of our lives are regulated by the gods’ rules. We just blindly follow the rules without question. We are not able to use the baby bed past down to us by our parents for our own children because the bars are not exactly the right distance apart. It is illegal! We are not allowed to transport our children in a vehicle without following the god’s rules as to exactly how we do it. We are not allowed to have cars that are not equipped with the exact equipment the god’s tell us have to be in place. We have to register with the government at the time of birth so that they can issue us a number that we have to have in order to live our lives. We never ever think about not registering new born babies so that they can have the required birth certificate. We blindly sign our kids up with the government so they can have a social security number. Without that number, the child will not be allowed to live his or her own life.

We work at jobs to earn money to survive. Out of every paycheck, the gods collect their payment without us ever questioning it. We give up 1/3 of everything we earn to support the control the gods have over us. If our taxes were truly going to support a government that supported us over all else, it would be one thing but we have no idea where our money is going. We just blindly hand it over every single paycheck. The vast majority of our money is not going to serve we the people. It is going to the pockets of our jailers. They are rich beyond measure while we toil and struggle every day to make sure they are well paid.

Everyone who drives a car has to register that car every year for most. We have to have a license plate with a current registration marker on it or we can be arrested. Why? Why do we have to register our cars? So that the gods can have yet another way of tracking us? To make sure that we update our information with them in yet another way every year? If a police officer pulls up our license plate number, they instantly have all of our personal data at their finger tips. Have you thought about this? If an employer asks for your driver’s license number, they have access to all of our driving records for the past 20 or more years. Is this really any business of a potential employer? Why do we so readily provide all of this data to so many different people. Do you see the pattern of enslavement? When we do get the job, we have to provide our government registration numbers so that again, the government gods can track where we work, how much we work, how much we earn and how much they can take from us. Is this really any business of the government gods?

Now our banking is being tracked like never before. The banking gods have made it so convenient for us to carry little plastic cards with us that are tied directly to our bank accounts. Therefore, every single time we make a purchase, the banking gods and the government gods can track us. They know what we are buying, where we are buying it, how often we are buying it, etc. Is it really any of their business how much bread and milk we buy? Then, if we attempt to make a purchase they find outside our usual habits, they have the power to shut down our ability to make that purchase. Our cards can be locked in half a hot second. They say this is to protect us from fraud and I am sure this is the case to some degree, however, most of the time it is not. So, if our cards are so susceptible to fraud, why don’t they fix the system? Because, as long as they convince us they are looking out for our best interest, they can continue to track our every move. It’s insane!!

Let’s look at the insurance gods, starting with medical insurance. How is it even possible that an insurance company has the right to dictate to us and to our doctors what medical procedures we are allowed to have? For example, a hip replacement surgery will fix hip pain coming from a deteriorating hip joint that naturally comes with wear and tear and age. Hip pain usually starts 5 years before the insurance company will allow you to have a hip replacement surgery. Over the course of that 5 years, doctors will tell you to take more and more pain medication so that you can still participate in life. The pain continues to limit our ability to move about so the person will naturally take a seat on the sofa and turn on the television or computer. For five years, they become more and more sedentary to the point their health has deteriorated on all fronts. Then they will allow you to have the surgery. So, instead of taking a 60 year old, healthy, active person and doing the surgery in the beginning, they choose to take a 65 year old person who has been sitting for 5 years, had gained a lot of weight and has had muscle and general health decrease for the entire time. Which person would have the better surgery result? I think it is clear to see! I personally had this happen to me. The doctor informed me that my pain was from a deteriorating joint but I wouldn’t qualify for surgery until the joint was bone on bone because the insurance company would not approve it. When I asked if there was anything I could do to improve the joint, I was informed that there was nothing that could be done to reverse it and it would continue to get worse over time. Take as much liver and kidney damaging pain relievers as possible to relieve the pain and go sit down for a few years. Then we will talk again. Unbelievable!!

The saddest part of all of this is that we have just allowed it to happen to us without even questioning it. In many cases, we have been thankful that they are watching out for us. I am calling BS on all of it!! It is time to get out of prison and find our souls again.

This is nothing new. If we look back to biblical times, we see one group of people enslaving another group of people so the slaves could do all the work for the ruling gods. Who gave the ruling gods these positions of power? How have the ruling families around the world been in power for so long and who put them there in the first place? Who is controlling this matrix and how do we get out? I have done a lot of research and know some answers, but the ruling gods will not give up the slaves without a fight. We are in the fight right now. What we don’t see is that this is a spiritual war being fought in the spiritual realm. We that are here on the ground don’t realize we are in a war because nothing is getting blown up. The blow up will come and it is coming soon! Let’s pray we win and are set free from this horrible matrix once and for all.

Thanks for being here. Please like, subscribe and share so that we can get the message out to all who are still sleeping. This is the Great Awakening and we are the soldiers in this war.

Love,

Suzy

Make Your Own Sour Dough Bread! Start With This Sour Dough Bread Starter!

Greetings my friends! It is such a blessing to have you with me today! Our world continues to get stranger by the day. It has become very evident that there may come a time in the near future when things like going to the grocery becomes nearly impossible. As the world situation has progressed, it has become increasing clear that if we are not able to provide for ourselves, we may not like what happens to us.

One of the easiest and most useful things you can do to start your self sufficiency journey is to learn to make sour dough bread starter. It takes a week to 10 days or so to get the starter to a point where you can start using it, but after that, it just continues to be useful almost indefinitely. With a productive starter, the recipes that use the starter are amazingly diverse. With a few simple pantry staples, you can provide your family with fresh baked breads and rolls of all types. I realize we don’t live by bread alone, but if you are finding it hard to purchase groceries, it will keep bellies full and energy up during hard times.

We will begin the starter process today and give you the instructions for a full week. I will be producing a video in a few weeks on the entire process from beginning to end. I will also be showng different recipes for the starter over the coming months. If nothing else, providing fresh, homemade bread will be a delight to you, your family and your friends. With the Holidays just around the corner, you can surprise your guests with a culinary delight you made yourself for all those holiday dinners and pitch ins. As we work our way through this process, you will see that if you wish to share your starter with others, there will be ample opportunities.

So, how does it work? The basic concept behind sour dough starter is that your mixture will start to attracted and feed natural yeast and good bacteria. These elements will grow as you continue to feed the mixture. When it is fully developed, it will contain enough natural yeast and bacteria to make your bread rise when you use it in a recipe. It is the good bacteria that will give your starter and your finished products that slightly sour twang you are looking for. It is a combination of the yeast and bacteria that will cause your bread to rise as both will produce carbon dioxide during the baking process increasing the height.

The most important parts are to use the same amounts of water and flour at the start and for all the feedings that follow. It is important that you use a clean jar every time you discard a portion of the starter and feed it more. The starter will produce acid as it comes along. This acid will kill off any harmful bacteria that comes along so it is unlikely that your starter will spoil. If you notice any kind of pink or orange colored growth, this indicates mold and the starter should be discarded and started again.

The water you use is vitally important. If you are on city water, the added chlorine will kill the active yeast and render your starter a dud. It is best to use bottled water in these cases or you can boil and cool the water to eliminate any chorine. OK! Let’s get started!

First, start with a clean, sterilized jar with a loose fitting lid or cheesecloth cover. NOTE: Use a jar or container that is large enough to double the beginning measure plus room for the mixture to double in size after feedings as things progress.

Day 1: Mix 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of water. Note: many people are very very fussy about this part. They insist on using a scale to measure exactly the same weight of water to the exact same weight of flour. If you don’t have this equipment, using equal measures of each has worked well for me in the past and is the method I still use. If you don’t get the results you want, you can try using the scale method. It is important to use equal measures all along the way. After you have mixed your flour and water, cover your jar loosely so that any gases that form are allowed to escape. Leave the starter in a room temperature (70 – 75 degrees) area for 24 hours.

Day 2: Add 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Cover loosely and leave at room temperature for another 24 hours.

Day 3: REMOVE 1/2 of the starter. You can either use the discarded portion in another jar and continue with 2 jars, you can pass it along to a friend with instructions to keep it going or you can discard it. Add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of flour to the remaining starter and mix well. Cover loosely and leave at room temperature for another 24 hours.

Day 4 through Day 10. Repeat day 3 process each day until the starter starts to smell like yeast bread and is fermenting nicely. You can check to see if your starter is ready to use by observing it to see if it doubles in size within 2-3 hours after you feed it.

When it is ready to use, you are ready to bake! If you are not ready to bake, you can refrigerate your started until you are ready. If you want to keep it going for a long time, it is best to feed it by repeating step 3 once a month or so.

If your starter is refrigerated and you want to use it, take it out of the refrigerator 3 days before you want to bake. When the starter is at room temperature, feed it at room temperature for 2 days. It will be refreshed and ready to go on the third day.

When you have taken out whatever amount you need for your recipe, reserve 1 cup of the starter and feed it again before returning it to the refrigerator.

AS I mentioned, we will be using this started over the next few months so stay tuned! Thanks so much for being here. If this has be helpful to you or if you know someone who might find this helpful, please like, subscribe and share! I look forward to being with you again next time when we make our skin healing and itch stopping lotion! Hope to see you there!

Love,

Suzy

Dumplings With Herbs and Homemade Alfredo Sauce – Yum Yum!!

Oh My Goodness! We are going to splurge all over the place today with some amazing comfort food! We are going to make fresh dumplings with thyme, parsley and oregano added. We are going to set these amazing dumplings afloat in a sea of decadent, homemade, Alfredo sauce full of buttery garlic goodness and topped with additional oregano. This is a meal in itself; however, if you want to add a protein, go right ahead! Grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon or even meatballs just adds to the depth of deliciousness this dish offers you and whoever you choose to share it with. Ready? Let’s go on a gastro journey to soothe your soul.

Before we get to the recipes, let’s look at the health benefits of the herbs we are going to use today. It is amazing that the seasonings we use everyday offer so many benefits for what ails us!

Garlic:

  1. Reduces cholesterol
  2. Reduces heart attack risk
  3. Stimulates the immune system
  4. Reduces blood pressure
  5. Is anti-parasitic

Thyme:

  1. Ideal for deep seated chest infections
  2. Relieves digestive distress
  3. Is anti-bacterial
  4. Is anti-fungal

Oregano:

  1. Heals coughs
  2. Soothes asthma
  3. Helps with diarrhea
  4. Calms a stomach ache
  5. Aids digestion
  6. Is anti-inflammatory

Parsley

  1. Loaded with vitamins and minerals
  2. Supports healthy digestion
  3. Has a diuretic effect
  4. Protects against osteoporosis
  5. Gives you fresh breath

Making dumplings is seriously one of the simplest things you can do. There is nothing much to it but the end results are fantastic! The recipe we are going to use today is as follows:

1.5 cups of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon dried oregano

3 tablespoons of butter

3/4 cup of milk (or milk substitute. I will be using almond milk as cows milk does not agree with me.)

Step 1

In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, thyme, parsley and oregano.

Step 2

Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 3

Gradually add the milk, using just enough to form a thick batter.

Step 4

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough into simmering soup or stew. We are using homemade chicken broth. Cover and allow to cook for 15 minutes.

Step 5

When the dumplings are cooked through, drain them in a strainer so they can be added to the fresh Alfredo sauce!

For our Fresh Alfredo Sauce, the recipe is as follows:

1 cup butter

1.5 tablespoons of minced garlic

3 tablespoon of all-purpose flour

1 quart of heavy cream

8 ounces freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon of oregano

Step 1

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and stir until the garlic is fragrant but not browned.

Step 2

Stir in the flour and stir until the mixture is smooth.

Step 3

Whisk in the heavy cream and whisk constantly until the mixture is hot and slightly thickened. This will take about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Gradually stir in the Parmesan cheese. Do this slowly and with great presence. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. This will take about 20 to 30 minutes.

When the sauce is complete, gently stir in the dumplings until well coated. Sprinkle some fresh parsley over the top if you so desire. Enjoy!!!

The number one secret to making amazing Alfredo sauce is to be totally present during the whole process. If you are rushed or feel like you are in a huge hurry, don’t make this sauce. If you are feeling anxiety, making this sauce can be very therapeutic. There is a lot of slow, steady stirring as you bring this sauce to the finished product. Slowing down and breathing to the rhythem of the slow stirring can be very effective in bringing down your anxiety level. Just breathing and being present while preparing food for yourself and those you love will bring such a sense of peace to your life. As you are stirring, think deeply about how you are adding love to the dish and how you are intending it to bring peace and harmony to the table. So many times in our hurry up world, we tell ourselves we don’t have time to cook food from scratch. I’m asking you to consider that maybe you don’t have time to not cook fresh food from scratch.

Thanks so much for being here today. Join me again on Thursday. We are going to prepare an insect repellant lotion that contains only health giving essential oils in a chemical free lotion base. The insect repellants you buy in the store are stuffed full of harmful chemicals and biting insects can carry illness and disease. Finding a healthy way to repel these insects is the ultimate goal. Don’t forget to like and subscribe! Until next time, stay free my friends

Upcycled Wedding Dress – Something New From Something Old.

Good Morning Friends!! As promised, today we are going to start up cycling this fabulous, vintage wedding dress that was lovingly gifted to me by a very dear friend. This dress was her mother’s hand made dress from 1950. Having it in her closet was making her feel sad. She knew I would be able to turn it into something beautiful for someone else to enjoy. I am so passionate about this project for so many reasons! First, a little back story. I owned and operated a successful bridal boutique for 15 years. I sold gorgeous, new wedding dresses from all over the world. Over the years I watched the prices of dresses rise at an unbelievable rate. By the time I sold the business, I was starting to feel that the amount of money our brides were paying for weddings as a whole was getting totally out of control! These brides were under such pressure to have ALL the things in their weddings to make sure their peers would think they did it right. And let me say, the number of “requirements” was unbelievable! When my husband and I got married everything was so much simpler!!! and cheaper!

Lately, as we have been navigating this turbulent time in our history, I have started seeing things so much more clearly. We have been held hostage in a matrix for so long that we are not even aware that it exists! We are pummeled from all sides with pressure to be consumers and to consume more and more and more. The more money we spend, the richer our captors become. To be able to purchase all the things we have been lead to believe that we need to keep up with modern society, we have to work harder and harder. The more we work, the more taxes are collected from our paychecks which again adds to the coffers of our captors. As our unnatural desire for all the material possessions constantly increases, we have to work more and more hours. Now we have to have two incomes and we are still strapped all the time. As the feelings of being strapped get stronger and stronger, the more anxiety and fear we start experiencing. It is the most vicious circle imaginable! And we have been programmed to believe this is how we have to live our lives!!! It is all a lie!!!!

Another problem with our massive consumer habits is the amount of trash we are accumulating! We throw out an unbelievable amount of clothing every year. Sometimes we donate our unwanted clothing, which is a help, but the amount of fabric that is discarded every single year could easily clothe every single one of us! Now, I am not saying that I want to wear clothing that is outdated, but, for me, I have started a crusade to make all the things I need from recycled fabrics. For the whole year of 2022 I vow not to purchase any “new” fabric items. I will go to the donation centers and gather used fabrics to create what I want or need. I can guarantee you that the things I create will be amazing!!!!

I realize that sewing has become a lost art. This is another tool the ones who control the matrix have used against us. They have made it part of the program to have us choose not to learn the old skills that everyone had just a couple of generations ago. They have made it seem normal for us to not be able to take care of ourselves. We no longer know how to grow food, preserve food, make clothing or use herbal medicines! All we know how to do it to buy these things – which has led us down the path to more and more consumerism. Is this making any sense to anyone? The more we have to buy, the more money we have to make. Then we are back in the loop. We have to work more and more hours taking us away from our homes and our families to work for companies that can replace us at the drop of a hat! We have zero security that our jobs will be there for us when we need them! If we lose our jobs, we don’t have the skills needed to survive with less. Do you see the vicious circle? Do you see how dependent we have become on others to provide what we need to survive? Now is the time to start reclaiming our freedom from consumerism.

OK, time for me to get off of my soapbox and on to getting this vintage gown turned into something new and wonderful for less than $50.00 in supplies! This is just the first of many wedding gowns we are going to restyle on this channel. Wedding gowns are what I know and what I love so we are going to up cycle many of them. I don’t know who they will end up being for, but I feel confident the universe will bring the right bride to each dress we do.

Here are the quick sketches of what I have planned for this gown. It will be a two piece dress with just a thin strip of tummy showing. The beading at the top will be removed as it has become damaged over the years. I will also remove the sheer mesh at the top. The back will be opened up and will have a lace up, corset back added for a bit of that medieval look I love so much. Along the neckline Kevin and I will be pouring small, resin buttons containing tiny little flowers to include the treasures that nature provides. These decorative buttons will be added at 5 points along the top of the bodice and possibly down the corset back. The skirt will be turned into a fit and flare style skirt with a multi tiered lace insert down the back from the top of the thigh to the bottom. The top of the skirt will also be fitted with a corset closure. Before I insert the lace tiers in the back, I will be dip dying the different layers in an ombre of earthy greens. Also before I insert the lace tiers I will be dip dying the entire skirt and the lower half of the sleeves in a lighter shade of the earthy green. It will gradually fade from the ivory at the top to just the slightest tint of green on to a finished medium green at the very bottom. I have choses to use the little bits of nature in the buttons and the earthy green as I want to honor the earth and all she has provided for us through the entire time life has existed on this planet.

I know that one person deciding not to buy clothes for a year is not going to save the planet. Frankly, nothing we can do is going to save the planet. She will eventually take care of herself even if that means purging us from her surface. Reclaiming my personal freedom and showing others that it can be done might just save us from slipping further into the matrix. We might reclaim just a bit of the freedom we use to have.

Thanks so much for being here! Monday we will be back in the kitchen making herb dumplings and fresh Alfredo sauce. Next Saturday, when we get back to this wedding dress, we will be completing the deconstruction and getting the dress ready to put back together! I would love for you to join our tribe by liking and subscribing. Please share these posts with anyone you think might enjoy them.

Thanks again for being here and have a magical day!

Golden Honey Infused With Herbs – Fabulous!

Good Morning Friends! Our journey begins today. We are going to be creating 3 different types of herb infused honey. Two of these will be for flavor and one will be for medicinal use. The goal during this brief few minutes of time, we all leave behind the stress of our lives right now and feel the magic of honey. Our lives are out of control! Just for a few minutes, lets totally focus on the golden beauty of honey and contemplate how the magic of herbs can both add flavor to our foods as well as heal what ails us.

Here is your first little tidbit to investigate on your own. Herbal medicine has been around for over 10,000 years and was the only medicine available during that time. Herbal medicine is divine. Our beginnings were in a garden where the earth provided everything we needed to survive. Main Stream Medicine or scientific medicine has only been around for a little over 100 years. Those who promoted this form of medicine saw the opportunity to make obscene amounts of money from this new form of medicine when they were not able to profit from herbal medicine. They started the campaign to eliminate herbal medicine and to make people believe it was not real and only witches and snake oil salesmen would ever pursue herbal medicine when scientific medicine was available. I will leave links below so you can do your own research.

Anyway, we are going to make orange peel honey, hot pepper honey, and lemon ginger honey. Just think of all the beautiful flowers that go into making honey. Bees fly all across the landscape gathering the nectar of the flowers to create a perfect super food. Honey has over 600 health giving phytonutrients in it! Some of the benefits of eating honey are:

  1. Honey helps regulate blood sugar
  2. Honey is anti-bacterial
  3. Honey is anti-fungal
  4. Honey is a natural probiotic
  5. Honey soothes coughs
  6. Honey reduces ulcers
  7. Honey helps heal wounds

Just two important points to remember about honey. It should not be given to infants under 1 year old and it should not be heated above 108 F. Above this temperature the honey is broken down into a glue like substance that is very hard to digest.

To make all of these infused honeys, we are going to add dried herbs to the honey, seal it up and let it sit for at least 2 weeks, preferably a month. After it has time to absorb all the herbal goodness, we will strain out all the herbs and decant our infused honey! For the orange peel honey we add several strips of dehydrated orange slices, peel and all, to a sterilized jar and cover with a mild to medium flavored honey. I have chosen Palmetto honey which I purchased from a local producer at our farmers market because it is produced locally in our area and has the desired mild flavor. If you choose a very strong flavored honey, it will overpower the subtle flavors of the herbs. The health benefits will remain but the flavor will not be as detectable. A few of the health benefits of orange peel are vitamin C levels that exceed that of the fruit, it has been said to help ward off cancer, improve lung health and aids in diabetes treatments. We want to make sure that we include as much of the dried peel as possible while still completely covering with the honey. I am using dried elements because sometimes adding anything that contains water can cause the growth of unhealthy things we don’t want in our final product.

For our hot pepper honey, I have dehydrated some of our locally grown hot peppers including the seeds. Again, we add enough of the dried peppers to loosely fill the jar while still be completely covered with the honey. When this is done infusing, there is nothing quite like the combination of hot and sweet. One of my favorite things to do with this mixture is to pour a good amount over the top of a block of cream cheese and use as a spread for crackers! It is SO good! Hot peppers also offer us a great deal of health benefits. Capsaicin is the most healthful element in hot peppers. It offers a wonderful anti-inflammatory effect which helps in pain relief. Hot peppers are also high in vitamin A, C and K. They are powerful antioxidants and have been reported to help ward off cancer.

Last but not least is our super therapeutic Lemon Ginger Honey. Again, we have dehydrated our lemons and the fresh ginger root. Loosely fill the jars with the dried lemons and ginger and cover completely. This blend is fabulous as a sweetener for any kind of tea, but it is also the most potent herbal medicine in our group of infused honey products. Just look at the health benefits of Ginger alone!

  1. Ginger is an anti- inflammatory
  2. Ginger is an immune booster
  3. Ginger helps with colds and flu
  4. Ginger helps with nausea and morning sickness
  5. Ginger helps with indigestion
  6. Ginger helps with pain
  7. Ginger helps maintain a healthy cholesterol level
  8. Ginger helps protect again Alzheimers Disease

Ginger is a powerful herbal medicine. All of these benefits have been well documented and the information is readily available to any who wish to search for it. The health benefits of lemons are almost as impressive.

  1. Lemons boost the immune system
  2. Lemons reduce phlem
  3. Lemons support heart health
  4. Lemons protect again anemia
  5. Lemons aid in preventing kidney stones

This is a honey that is powerful medicine. It can be taken in 1/2 tsp servings several times a day during illness or it can also be used to sweeten tea. Either way offers the same therapeutic benefits without the harsh side effects of man made medications. God’s medicine is far superior to anything created in a laboratory!

Look how beautiful these jars of honey are!!! We are going to leave them in this window space for the next few weeks. When they are ready, we will come back to them and I will show you how to strain them and decant them for storage. While we wait, I hope you will take time every day to relax with a warm cup of tea sweetened with pure honey and contemplate how many wonderful things we have to be grateful for.

Because herbal medicines have been wrongly portrayed as somehow harmful and those who tell others about them as criminals, I am required by law to tell you I am not a medical doctor, I am not diagnosing any illness or disease and I am not prescribing any herbal medicines to cure any illness or disease. The information in this article is for your general knowledge only. Please do your own research.

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A Happy and Harmonious Home Is In The Cards!

Welcome Back! I’m so glad you are here! Today is day 7 of our 78 days going through the Tarot cards. What a wonderful card we have pulled for today! Anyone who ever goes for a Tarot card reading would most likely feel the weight of the world lifted from their shoulders if this card appeared. The Ten of Cups shows us the perfect picture of a happy and harmonious home life. What a blessing!

First let’s look at the card. It shows a perfect, storybook cottage sitting on a lush, green lawn with an arching rainbow over top of it. Our 10 golden cups are placed on the rainbow to make a complete arch from the ground on one side of the cottage, over the roof and back to the ground on the other side. In the front yard are two beautiful, young women sitting on a bench working on a needlework project, a playful cat is in front of them. It perfectly tells the story of a peaceful, conflict free home. Just looking at the card makes me feel safe and happy!

Our homes are our refuge from the storms, our safe place when the rest of the world is in turmoil. We all need a soft place to land when the trials and tribulations of everyday life knock us off our feet. Coming home means so much to all of us.

According to numerology, the number 10 is reduced down to the number 1 which represents a new beginning. A home always indicates a new beginning. If a child grows up in a home filled with anger and hostility, or worse, with no home at all, purchasing his or her first home is even more important to him or her than to those of us who grew up in loving homes. It signals a new beginning, a fresh start in a home of his or her own. When a couple gets married and establishes their first home together, it is another new beginning. When a change in life come along that requires relocation to an unfamiliar place, finding a home is the first thing we need to do to make us feel grounded.

Home means everything! Having a happy home is a blessing beyond compare. As important as our earthly homes are, how much more divine will it be when we are finished with our earthly experience and get to go back to our spiritual homes? We know that our time here on Earth is short. We are here to learn lessons, complete missions and do our best to grow spiritually. Even in the best of circumstances, being here is hard! There are obstacles and challenges around every bend. Our earthly bodies get beat up along the way and start to degenerate as we age making everything even harder. We love and laugh. We scream and yell. We cry, worry and fret. Despite it all, we love our lives and our homes here on Earth. We do the very best with the cards we are dealt. None of us looks forward to the time we can shed these, heavy, dense bodies so that our spirits can return to our true home but what a glorious reunion it will be!

When we are born, God removes our memories of what our true home is like. If he didn’t, none of us would agree to stay here! LOL!!! We are given glimpses of what Heaven is like through our Holy Books but we can’t really remember. A few of us do remember brief glimpses of the glories awaiting our return, but not many. Knowing what reward is waiting at the end of this mission is what gets many of us through the tough days. The promise of returning home to God and the glories of Heaven makes it all worth while. When Heaven’s gate swings open and I feel the absolute love of God, when I hear the angels sing and when I run into the arms of all my spirit family members who have gone before, I will truly know that I am HOME – my ultimate soft place to land, my ultimate new beginning!

Thanks so much for being here! My gratitude for you is overflowing!

Love

Suzy

A Bright Future Lies Ahead! How Do You Get There?

Welcome back! I’m so glad you are here as we continue our journey through the Tarot cards. This is day 6 of 78 and the card I drew for today is the Two of Wands.

From a numerology perspective, two represents partnerships, cooperation or collaboration. This stands true with our Two of Wands. The card shows a traveler on a meandering path that splits in the near future. Just beyond the split in the path the two wands are firmly planted in the ground. In the distant background of the card we see two deer calmly grazing and looking at the traveler without fear. The whole meadow in front of the traveler is green and lush.

This card is filled with hopes and dreams for the future. The traveler is near the beginning of the path signifying that he has recently started the journey or, in this case, a new venture. Now he is firmly on the path of this new venture even though it is fairly new. The wands being firmly planted in the ground indicates that the new venture is firmly established and appears to be standing on its own. This gives the traveler a sense of satisfaction and the motivation to continue down the path. The lush foliage shows that the path is growing with great possibilities.

As I mentioned, ahead of the traveler the path splits into two different pathways. This indicates that as the traveler continues with the new venture, new opportunities are in the future. It also shows that a partnership may form or a new direction for the project could be coming. As both paths are equal in size and both continue through the fertile meadow, whatever choice the traveler makes will work out successfully. The only thing that will stall or stop the forward progression of the project is if the traveler lacks the motivation or the courage to keep going.

For me, this card is very exciting and refreshing. Having started several ventures in the past, I know the feelings of insecurity along the path to success. Once the venture is firmly established and the fruits of my labors start to show themselves, feelings of immense gratitude and excitement for the future bloom. As anyone who has birthed a new venture knows, there are always twists and turns along the way. Many times, as the venture gains momentum, bringing in a new partner or assistant becomes a necessity. There are also always decisions to be made that will alter the direction of the project. No matter how well you plan, new directions always present themselves if you are willing to see them. The most empowering feeling is knowing that you get to choose where the project goes!

Life is like this so many times. When we take a relationship from dating to marriage, there is a period of getting the marriage from the alter to a place of stability. Once this happens both people can stand side by side look at the future with a sense of security and great antisipation. When a baby is born, it brings with it so many emotions! We wonder if we will be good parents. We worry that we will do something wrong and the baby will be harmed. We fear we won’t be able to stay the course until the child is grown and on his or her own. But, once we are firmly on the parenthood path and the child is thriving, all of those insecurities fade. We anticipate the future with great expectations! We start to think of all the new adventures the baby will bring to our lives as he or she grows up. We relish each new phase of development thinking this new phase is even better than the last!

These concepts also hold true for any new venture we decide to embark upon at any phase of our lives! Whether it is starting a new business, or building a new home, changing jobs or leaving behind your childhood hometown, there will always be fears and doubts in the beginning. If we have the motivation and courage to keep moving forward with our dreams, we will eventually reach this place where the new venture is firmly established. We will stop looking at each day with worry and fear and will start looking past the place where we stand to the place we have the opportunity to go.

Thanks again for being here!

Love

Suzy

You Have The Strength To Get Through Your Challenges!

Today is day 5 of my 78 day Tarot Card Challenge! Thank you so much for being here. My gratitude is overflowing!

The card I pulled for today is the Strength Card. Just gazing at this beautiful card gives me strength and makes it clear that strength doesn’t necessarily mean we have to conquer our battles by using brute force. So many times it is our strength of Character or strength of Perseverance that wins the battles. The strength of Wisdom also comes to mind. When we are young, we sometimes don’t have the wisdom needed to successfully win our battles. We rely only on the surface strength we possess such as strong muscles, strong tongues and strong wills. It is only with age that we learn the strength of wisdom, patience and perseverance.

The Strength Card has a picture of a beautiful woman with her head held high walking under the starlit sky with a lion walking at her side. Starting at the top of the card, we see the dark of night. When we are facing a challenge, it can so often feel like we are walking in the dark, as if we can’t see the path clearly and we are afraid of what the darkness might be hiding. Challenges often bring fear into our lives. Being courageous doesn’t mean that we don’t feel the fear, it just means that we feel the fear but move forward through the challenge anyway.

I was in church one Sunday morning many years ago and I was praying for a person in my life who repeatedly faced the same challenges over and over and over again! I asked God, why did she have to go through all of this. Instantly a video started playing in my head. I saw a woman dressed in a ragged, brown cape running over very rocky and rough terrain. Right behind her was a pack of horrible, biting, growling creatures trying to bite at her heels. She kept running until she tripped and fell. Instinctively she gathered herself up into a ball, covered her head with her hands and tried to protect herself from the biting creatures. Their teeth were snapping all around her, threatening her with death. Finally, in desperation, the woman raised her head and looked at the demons all around her. With her determined gaze, the demons started to back up. The woman gathered herself up and stood firmly in her place. With this, the demons backed away from her though they were still growling and snapping at her. She gathered her inner fortitude, her inner strength, and grabbed one of the them by the scuff of the neck. Instantly that hideous creature turned into a docile, domestic house cat. She turned and saw a pile of cages right beside her. She shoved the cat in the cage and continued to do this with each and every creature that had been pursuing her. Once every single demon was transformed and caged, the woman walked away in peace. The lesson I learned from this is that all of us have times when it feels like we are being chased by demons. We fear for our lives and we run. At some point, we all have to stand up and face those demons. Once we look them in the eye and take action, those demons somehow lose their power over us. It is only after we conquer the demons that we can remove them from our lives. If we never deal with them, they will just continue to plague us over and over again. If we never tame our beasts, we can’t learn the lesson of strength.

I am also reminded of Jesus and his disciples. They were all in a boat when a vicious storm came upon them. Jesus was sleeping at the time. The disciples were all terrified and started trying to fight the storm with human strength but fear overtook them. They awoke Jesus who rebuked them for their lack of faith. Then he held out his arms and told the storm to become calm. The seas calmed just as he commanded and they were able to continue their journey. Jesus was calm in the eye of the storm and had faith that he was able to calm the waters using his wisdom and belief in his abilities – his inner strength and his knowledge that God would always be there to help. This inner strength is what will get us through the toughest challenges that come our way.

When challenges come and fear grips us tightly, we sometimes react violently to try to overpower the challenge. We lash out at people or act irrationally. These actions usually end with even more challenges arising. It’s by using the strength of our wisdom, the strength of our character and the strength of our perseverance that we are able to tame the beasts or calm the seas.

Thank you so much for being here today! I look forward to sharing with you again tomorrow!

Love

Suzy

Fear Is A Scary Thing!

Good Morning and Welcome to The Lanai and I!  This is the place where we openly explore our hopes and dreams for the future!  Thanks so much for being here!  

The title of this episode is Fear is a Scary Thing!!!  Before we get started, this episode is also available as a podcast and can be found on all your favorite podcast sights.   Please subscribe to our different channels so that you never miss a new episode.  OK, with all the housekeeping done, let’s jump in!

Let’s face it, we live in a fear based world.  The only way the puppet masters ruling the earth can keep us firmly in the grips of the matrix they have constructed is by keeping us in some sort of fear at all times.  

We are trained from the time we are born to live is fear.  We are afraid of what others will think.  We are afraid to be ourselves because we fear no one will like us.  We are afraid to put a voice to our hopes and dreams because others might ridicule us.  We are afraid of not following the standard path through life because we might fail.   And on and on it goes!  Fear rules our lives and keeps us from finding true joy in life.  

For me, putting my thoughts on paper  – and now into audible words – for the whole world to see and hear was terrifying!  It seems like it was just yesterday that I started on this journey when it has really been over 3 years!  I started very small – just a blog post every now and then.  I didn’t tell anyone about it at first.  Then I got brave and posted it to social media, but again, I wasn’t very consistent.  Then things started to change and I found strength.  

for my husband and I it was our vision of what we wanted our future to look like that led us to fears doorstep.  We had a dream.  For a long time we kept it to ourselves because we were afraid of what others would think.  I mean, who did we think we were to even THINK that we could actually slow down the frantic pace at which we lived our lives and enjoy the bounties of this awesome life?  

Think about that for just a minute.  We ALL have a fear of what others will think – of others criticizing us.  By giving into that fear, who is actually in control of our lives?  Other people are!  We are handing our happiness and our lives over to the opinions of others!  Does that make any sense at all?  No it doesn’t!  The ONLY people who should be in control of our lives is us!  That’s it!  Why do we think it is so important what other people think about us?  If we really looked at that fear, we would realize how pathetic it is because in reality, those other people don’t give a rat’s ass about us!  IF they were to criticize us, it is only because they want to keep us from moving ahead with our dreams because they have always been too scared to move ahead with their own dreams.  By keeping us back with them, they don’t have to look at their own failure to make their dreams their reality!  IF they laughed at us, their laughter is just a way of controlling us!  Is that really how you want to live your life?  At the mercy of other people’s opinions?  It shouldn’t be!

My husband and I are of the age that we grew up being programmed to believe that the only way to get ahead is to work harder and longer than the next guy.  You had to work as hard as humanly possible for as long as humanly possible if there was to be real financial reward by the time you reached retirement age.  So, that is exactly what we were doing!  Again, why were we doing this?  Out of FEAR!  Fear that we wouldn’t have enough money to retire on.  Fear that as we entered our golden years we would end up being homeless street people.  

Luckily we started waking up a couple of years ago.  It was a slow awakening but it happened.  We realized that we were living just to work!  We were not working so that we could live a joyous life.  We were not enjoying each other, we were not enjoying our home and we were not enjoying our lives.  We were simply working.  We had accumulated some assets, not a great fortune by any means but some figures on paper.  The problem was that we couldn’t even enjoy those assets because we were working all the time and again there was the element of fear!  We were so afraid of spending any money because it might deplete our resources for retirement. 

Once we realized this, we started talking about it.  What would happen if we stopped working or at least slowed down the frantic pace?  Well, we faced fear again!  We were afraid of what people would think if they found out we wanted to retire before we were 60.  The programming all of our lives had been so tight that we thought that retiring before age 65 was judgement worthy.   Can you imagine! Being afraid of what others thought about when we decided to leave the rat race!

As we continued to look at our dreams for our future, we realized we really wanted to move to a sunny, tropical location to enjoy our lives.  Once again, guess what popped up!  FEAR!  We were afraid of what would happen to our friends and family if we moved away!  Would some of them be mad that we abandoned them?  Would we lose some of them because of the distance separating us?  We let this fear rule our decision making for quite awhile.  We hashed it out frequently.  Finally we came to the realization that we live in a very technologically connected world.  We were also blessed with fast and easy travel methods.  Our true friends and family members who wanted to stay connected would stay connected.  It didn’t really matter where we were physically located – we were accessible no matter where we decided to live.  In fact, our moving to a tropical location might even be looked at by many as a positive thing because they would have a wonderful place to go for vacations!  

Finally, we faced our fears and decided to make our dreams come true.  It was and continues to be a huge test of our faith.  We had to turn a lot of the details over to God Almighty and we have been blessed for our faith.  All of our fears turned out to be pointless.  None of the horrible things we feared actually happened.  

That’s the thing about fear.  We spend our whole lives fearing what might happen, what could happen or what horrible event might come our way.  I have read many studies that prove that 90% of the things we fear in life never even come into being!  NINETY PERCENT never happen!!!  Think how much more happiness we could have in life if we worried about or feared things 90% less of the time.  How huge would that be?  How many dreams could we actually pursue if we had 90% less fear?  Instead of fearing the horrible things that could happen, what if we looked for all the wonderful things that have an equal or larger chance of happening!  That’s a new concept!  Looking for the positives instead of the negatives.  WOW!  That thought will lead us down an entirely different` rabbit hole so I think we will dive into that at a later time.  

My final thought is this, Is fear holding you back from something you really desire?  How hard would it be to just let it go and live a fearless life?  

Thanks for being here!  

Love 

Suzy