papaya & pear

🍄Planetary Fruit/Vegetable Blends🍋

Moon - broccoli, cabbage, coconut, cucumber, grape, honeydew melon, kale, lemon, mushroom, papaya, pear, peach, potato, strawberry, watercress, watermelon

Sun - citron, collard greens, corn, grapefruit, lemon, mustard, nectarine, okra, olive, orange, peppers, pineapple, swiss chard, tangerine

Mercury - beets, blueberry, carrot, celery, endive, juniper berry, parsley, pomegranate, wolfberry (goji berry)

Venus - apple, apricot, avocado, banana, beans, cherry, corn, passionfruit, peach, pear, plum, raspberry

Mars - carrot, cranberry, chili pepper, dragonfruit, horseradish, leek, mango, mustard, onion, radish, red pepper, tomatillo

Jupiter - asparagus, bell pepper, endive, fig, garlic, grapefruit, juniper berry, raspberry, rhubarb, tomato, turnip

Saturn - apple, asparagus, beets, black cherry, grape, grapefruit, lettuce, mushroom, parsley, pumpkin, spinach, tomato

Uranus - banana, beets, blueberry, lime, mango, parsley, parsnip, spinach

Neptune - asparagus, cantaloupe, celery, cucumber, endive, honeydew melon, lettuce, peach, rhubarb, seaweed, watercress, watermelon, zucchini

Pluto - asparagus, blueberry, chives, fig, garlic, leek, mushroom, onion, parsley, pomegranate, spinach, strawberry


compiled from my personal grimoire

GROCERY LIST IN SPANISH

MEAT / FISH - CARNE / PESCADO

  • Beef - Carne de Vaca / Carne de Ternera
  • Pork - Carne de cochino / Carne de Cerdo / Carne de Puerco
  • Chicken - Pollo
  • Fish - Pescado
  • Sausages - Salchichas
  • Bacon - Tocino / Tocineta (tocino can mean lard in some countries and lard is manteca de puerco)

VEGETABLES - VERDURAS / VEGETALES

  • Chard - Acelga
  • Avocado - Aguacate
  • Garlic - Ajo
  • Artichoke - Alcachofa
  • Egg plant / Aubergine - Berenjena
  • Broccoli - Brócoli
  • Zucchini - Calabacín
  • Pumpkin  - Calabaza
  • Onion - Cebolla
  • Cabbage - Col
  • Asparagus - Espárragos
  • Spinach - Espinacas
  • Green Peas - Guisantes
  • Lettuce - Lechuga
  • Potato - Patata / Papa
  • Cucumber - Pepino
  • Pepper - Pimientos
  • Beet - Remolacha
  • Tomato - Tomate
  • Carrot - Zanahoria

NUTS - FRUTOS SECOS

  • Almond - Almendra
  • Hazelnut - Avellana
  • Peanut - Maní / Cacahuate
  • Pecan - Nuez Pecana
  • Pistachio - Pistacho

FRUITS - FRUTAS

  • Apricot - Albaricoque
  • Pineapple - Ananás / Piña
  • Cherries - Cerezas
  • Plum - Ciruela
  • Coconut - Coco
  • Dates - Dátiles
  • Raspberry - Frambuesa
  • Strawberries - Fresas
  • Berries - Frutas del bosque
  • Granades - Granadas
  • Figs - Higos
  • Kiwi - Kiwis
  • Lemon - Lima*
  • Lime - Limón*
  • Mandarines - Mandarinas
  • Mango - Mango
  • Apple - Manzana
  • Passion Fruit - Parchita / Fruta de la Pasión / Maracuyá
  • Peach - Melocotón / Durazno
  • Melon - Melón
  • Orange - Naranja
  • Papaya - Papaya / Lechosa / Fruta Bomba
  • Pear - Pera
  • Watermelon - Sandía / Patilla
  • Grape - Uva

DAIRY - LACTEOS

  • Milk - Leche
  • Butter - Mantequilla
  • Eggs - Huevos
  • Sour Cream - Crema Agria
  • Yogurt - Yogurt
  • Cream Cheese - Queso Crema

BEVERAGES - BEBIDAS

  • Water - Agua
  • Juice - Jugo / Zumo
  • Soda - Soda / Refresco
  • Coffee - Café
  • Tea - Té
  • Beer - Cerveza
  • Wine - Vino

PASTA / RICE - PASTA / ARROZ

  • Spaghetti - Spaghetti
  • Macaroni - Macarrones
  • Rice - Arroz

SPICES - ESPECIAS

  • Salt - Sal
  • Pepper - Pimienta
  • Seasoning - Condimentos / Especias


* some countries might invert those names, thanks @elisa-studies for your observation x

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Sponge Pigeon Squarepants ! Every saterday mornings at 10h30 !!

French opening xD : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wGq5gpkBC0&ab_channel=NICKELODEONFRANCE   OUI CAPITAINE !

Follow the story of a sponge pigeon called Bob, living into a papaya with his pear Gary and follow his amazing adventures with his friends ! 

I can tell you I laughed hard while making all of this, hoping it will have the same effect on you and will bring you a smile ! The first time I saw the title in english, I asked some english friends about the name and they laughed cause I wrote : Sponge Bob Square Pantsu instead of pants … that’s how I remember the title now ^^

In french it’s : Bob l’éponge carré ! and Squidward’s name is Carlo !

I really like this cartoon and when I see a sponge I think about it fast !

Hope you will enjoy this and again, thank you very much for all of your support, it’s unbelievable !! I still can’t believe how many of you follow me and my world of bouncing birds and other little animals, never excepted so much feedbacks and messages telling me how my little animations helps to bring happiness, it’s amazing, you rock ! Merci beaucoup tout le monde x’) !! Will never stop !! 

Herbs/Food/Plants by Purpose

Banishing: Basil, Betel Nut, Black Pepper, Black Salt, Cactus, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Cloves, Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Garlic, Heliotrope, Horehound, Juniper, Morning Glory, Mullein, Mugwort, Oleander, Onion, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sea Salt, St. John’s Wort, Thyme, Tobacco, Vinegar, Wood Betony, Yarrow Flower

Beauty: Avocado, Beet, Catnip, Chamomile, Evening Primrose, Flax, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Henna, Lady’s Mantle, Lemon, Lilac, Lucky Hand (Orchid Root), Magnolia, Maidenhair, Myrtle, Orange, Orange Blossom (Neroli), Orchid, Pea, Prune, Rose, Sunflower, Violet, Yerba Santa

Binding: Agrimony, Calamus, Crowfoot, Hydrangea, Ivy, Knotweed, Morning Glory, Skullcap, Snapdragon, Solomon’s Seal, Spiderwort, Vinegar, Witch Hazel

Cleansing/Purification: Angelica, Anise Seeds, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cedar, Coconut, Dragon’s Blood, Fennel, Fern, Frankincense, Garlic, Ginger, Grapefruit, Guava, Honey, Horehound, Horseradish, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Lime, Marjoram, Melon, Mesquite, Parsley, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Sea Salt, Solomon’s Seal Root, Tangerine, Thyme, Turmeric, Vinegar, Yucca

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Cooking some fruits to make a fruit spread. About a dozen home grown pears, another dozen or so of tiny home grown plums, an over ripe Papaya from the market, Orange peels, Marigold petals, Cinnamon sticks, Star Anise and some more Cinnamon (powder) for good measure (I love Cinnamon). Will add the Cardamom honey later once I see how it boils down. The kitchen is going to smell so good!

Recommended Alkaline Diet Foods - Dr. Sebi
  • Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chayote (Mexican Squash)
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Green banana
  • Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf – grows naturally in California
  • Kale
  • Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
  • Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
  • Nopales – Mexican Cactus
  • Okra
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Poke salad – greens
  • Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)
  • Squash
  • Tomato – cherry and plum only
  • Tomatillo
  • Turnip greens
  • Zucchini
  • Watercress
  • Purslane (Verdolaga)

Fruits

Dr. Sebi says, “No canned or seedless fruits.”

  • Apples
  • Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)
  • Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes- seeded
  • Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
  • Mango
  • Melons- seeded
  • Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find)
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pear
  • Plums
  • Prickly Pear (Cactus Fruit)
  • Prunes
  • Raisins –seeded
  • Soft Jelly Coconuts
  • Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets)
  • Tamarind

Herbal Teas

  • Allspice
  • Anise
  • Burdock
  • Chamomile
  • Elderberry
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Raspberry
  • Tila

Spices and Seasonings Mild Flavors

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Savory
  • Sweet Basil

Pungent and Spicy Flavors

  • Achiote
  • Cayenne/ African Bird Pepper
  • Coriander (Cilantro)
  • Onion Powder
  • Habanero
  • Sage

Salty Flavors

  • Pure Sea Salt
  • Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)

Sweet Flavors

  • 100% Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus)
  • Date Sugar

Grains

  • Amaranth
  • Fonio
  • Kamut
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Tef
  • Wild Rice

Nuts and Seeds – (includes Nut and Seed Butters)

  • Hemp Seed
  • Raw Sesame Seeds
  • Raw Sesame Tahini Butter
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Pine Nuts

Oils

  • Olive Oil (Do not cook)
  • Coconut Oil (Do not cook)
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Avocado Oil
Lyrids Meteor Shower Magick 🌠

The Lyrids is a meteor shower that takes place from April 16th to April 26th of this year, with its peak being around April 22nd. The Lyrids meteor shower is named for the constellation Lyra, with it’s radiant point originating from the constellation’s brightest star, Alpha Lyrae, otherwise known as Vega. 

Magickal workings that would be appropriate to perform during the Lyrids meteor shower include those having to do with:

  • The underworld
  • Enchantment 
  • Immortality of the soul
  • Music 
  • Love

It is said that the first lyre ever made was given to Orpheus by Hermes as a bargain. The music produced by this lyre was so great that even inanimate objects could be charmed by it. 

“At one point, Orpheus married Eurydice, a nymph. While fleeing from an attack by Aristaeus, she stepped on a snake that bit her, killing her. To reclaim her, Orpheus entered the Underworld, where the music from his lyre charmed Hades. Hades relented and let Orpheus bring Eurydice back, on the condition that he never once look back until outside. Unfortunately, near the very end, Orpheus faltered and looked back, causing Eurydice to be left in the Underworld forever. Orpheus spent the rest of his life strumming his lyre while wandering aimlessly through the land, rejecting all marriage offers from women.”

Associated Herbs/Resins:

  • Spirit work - Aconite (Wolfsbane, Monkshood), Apple, Bay Laurel, Birch, Cedar, Copal, Cypress, Elder, Lavender, Mandrake, Marigold, Mugwort, Mullein, Pomegranate, Thyme, Tobacco, Willow, Wormwood, Yew
  • Enchanting - *The herb will depend on the type of enchantment you are performing*
  • Creativity - Dragon’s Blood, Fig, Lavender, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Orange, Pomegranate, Rosemary, Tangerine, Valerian, Wild Cherry Bark, Willow, Yellow Pepper
  • Love - Acacia, Allspice (Pimento), Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Bachelor’s Buttons, Balm of Gilead, Barley, Basil, Beans, Beetroot, Bloodroot, Cabbage, Cardamom, Celery, Cherry, Chestnut, Chickweed, Chili Peppers, Corn, Daffodil, Dates, Dogbane, Dragon’s Blood, Elm, Fig, Gardenia, Geranium, Ginseng, Grapes, Henbane, Hibiscus, High John, Honeydew, Hyacinth, Indian Paintbrush, Job’s Tears, Juniper, Kiwi, Lady’s Mantle, Lavender, Leek, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena (Vervain), Lettuce, Lime, Liverwort, Lobelia, Lovage, Maidenhair, Mandrake, Mango, Maple, Marjoram, Marshmallow, Meadowsweet, Mint, Mistletoe, Moonwort, Mullein, Mushrooms, Myrrh, Myrtle, Nectarine, Nuts, Orange, Orchid, Orris Root, Pansy, Papaya, Parsley, Pea, Peach, Pear, Peppermint, Periwinkle, Plum, Quassia, Quince, Radish, Raspberry, Rose, Rosemary, Rue, Rye, Saffron, Southern Wood, Spearmint, Spiderwort, St. John’s Wort, Strawberry, Sugarcane, Tangerine, Thyme, Tomato, Turnip, Vanilla, Vetiver, Willow, Witches Grass (Dog Grass), Wood Betony, Wormwood (Absinthe), Yams, Yarrow, Yerba Mate

Associated Crystals:

  • Spirit work - Amethyst, Angelite, Apophyllite, Aqua Aura Quartz, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Quartz, Carnelian, Celestite, Charoite, Clear Quartz, Cuprite, Diamond, Fluorite, Iolite, Labradorite, Lepidolite, Malachite, Natrolite, Pearl, Ruby, Selenite, Sugilite, Sunstone, Tanzan Aura Quartz, Tanzanite, Tsavorite, Turquoise, Violet Flame Opal
  • Enchanting - *The crystal will depend on the type of enchantment you are performing*
  • Creativity - Alexandrite, Amazonite, Apatite, Aventurine, Carnelian, Citrine, Coral, Fire Agate, Fire Opal, Howlite, Opal, Rainforest Jasper, Sardonyx, Topaz, Ulexite
  • Love - Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Danburite, Diamond, Emerald, Garnet, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Marble, Morganite, Peridot, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Seraphinite, Serpentine, Smithsonite, Sugilite, Topaz

Associated Colors:

  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Black
  • Grey
  • White

Magickal Ideas:

  • Write and play music as an offering to Orpheus and Lyra
  • Engage in other creative activities 
  • Enchant various objects
  • Carve the constellation into a wax cube or candle and let it melt
  • Burn corresponding incense
  • Give a physical representation of music (i.e. sheet music) as an offering
  • Perform spirit work
  • Give offerings to ancestors or anyone close to you that has passed on
  • Harness energy from the meteor shower itself
  • Use this energy to charge and enchant items
  • Summon the spirit of Orpheus and Lyra to aid in your spellwork for the duration of the meteor shower
After apples are picked, they are still alive – they continue to carry out the chemical processes of a living plant, more or less, as they take in oxygen, create energy, and get closer and closer to ripeness. The chemical reactions that lead to ripening in apples are in large part driven by a hormone called ethylene, which changes the expression of myriad genes in the fruit. Fruit that responds to ethylene – not just apples but bananas, mangoes, papayas, some pears, and others – grows more sensitive to the hormone as ripening gets closer. However, in the mid-20th Century, researchers began to experiment with something a little more radical: directly manipulating the composition of the air in storage rooms. If the air is formulated so that it has very little oxygen, they learned, ethylene will have less of an effect on the fruit, and the natural respiration process slows down. Out in the world, the atmosphere we breathe every day is about 21% oxygen. In a modern controlled atmosphere (CA) storage room, as these facilities are called, it ranges from 3% all the way down to 0.5%.

anonymous asked:

Can you link me to a good vegan grocery list?

Carbohydrates: 

- Quinoa   
- Puffed Quonia                                    
- Oats                               
- Rice wraps/ wheat wraps
- Buckwheat/soba noodles                               
- Quonia Crispbread by Orgran 
- Soybean Noodles
- Brown rice 
- Corn Pasta 
-Quinoa Pasta
- Whole-mill or normal pasta
- Masa flour (form of corn flour used to make tacos!)
- Multigrain bread
-popcorn 

Fruits:    

-Frozen Berries (all kinds)            
-Apples
-Bananas                                      
-Watermelon
-Mango                                        
-Kiwi
-Tomato                                        
-Strawberries
-Cantaloupe                                
- Lime                                  
- Figs
-Lemon                                        
-Grapefruit 
-oranges
-pineapple
-peaches
-apricots
-pears
-honeydew
-papaya
-pomegranate (great for salads)
-grapes
-dates

Veggies:  

-Lettuce                            
-Spinach                                    
-Carrot 
-Celery                                      
-Broccoli
-Mushrooms                              
-Avocado   
-Sweet potato                            
-Cauliflower                       
-Pumpkin   (every one must have pumpkin :)  ) 
-Asparagus
-Eggplant                                      
-Beets                                        
-Cucumber          
-Zucchini
- leak
- Kale                                        
- Fennel 
- green beans
- normal potatoes
-peas and corn
-raddish 


Dairy Alternatives: 
- Coyo
- Nutrisoy soy yogurt 
- Blue Diamond Unsweetened almond milk  
- Cashew milk
- Soy milk (if you prefer) 

Nuts/seeds/dried fruit: 

-Almonds    
-Pistachios                              
- Peanuts
- Cashews
- Desiccated/shredded coconut 
- Pepitas
- Hemp seeds                            
- Sunflower seeds                      
- Chia seeds
- Cacao Nibs  (if you like dark chocolate)
- walnuts 
- flaxmeal and flax seeds 
- dried cranberries/goji berries 
- Dried mango
-Sultanas/rasins
- Dried figs

Proteins:

- Organic Firm Tofu 
- Silken tofu 
- Organic Tempeh 
- Chickpeas
- Lentils
- Kidney beans
- Black beans 
- Navy beans 

Dips/spreads/toppings/oils/condiments :         

- Almond butter  
- peanut butter
- cashew butter  
- hummus                               
- Balsamic Vinegar                                    
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- soy sauce/ tamari 
- Kimichi
- Sauerkraut (if you like these flavours)  
- Nori rolls (seaweed) for sushi  
- Tinned tomatoes (for pasta dishes, noodles etc)            

Powders (Not essential)

-Acai Berry powder
-Organic Cacao Powder 
-Organic Vital Pea Protein Powder in vanilla (if you consume protein powder) 

Herbs/spices:                                

-Parsley
-mint
-chives
-Oregano                              
- Basil
-Rosemary                            
-Thyme
-Ginger                                
-Cinnamon
-Pepper
-Nutritional Yeast  (yummy, cheesy flavour)

Treats: 

-Loving earth chocolate 
- Pana chocolate 
- coyo ice cream or a soy based ice cream 

Drinks:

-Green tea
-Lavender tea 
-Cinnamon tea
-Peppermint Tea 

Hope this helps!! xx

Some Suggested Plant Correspondences

Some Suggested Plant Correspondences

I’ve compiled this basic plant correspondence list for everyone, but I am hoping to target those of you who might be living somewhere where you can’t have odd plants/herbs because of of family and/or roommate situations, and those of you who don’t have the money to go out and buy expensive or rare herbs. This is a list of very common plants. Some I bet you never even thought of. ;)


Banishing: basil
Beauty & Youthfulness: avocado, catnip
Chasity & Purity: cactus, cucumber, lavender, pineapple, sweet pea
Courage: sweet pea, thyme
Dieting: basil
Employment: pecan
Exorcism: angelica, basil, beans, birch, clover, cumin, elder, fern, garlic, horseradish, lilac, mint, onion, peach, peony, rosemary
Fertility: banana, carrot, cucumber, daffodil, fig, geranium, grape, mustard, nuts, oak, olive, peach, pine, pomegranate, poppy, rice, sunflower, wheat
Fidelity: chili pepper, clover, cumin, elder, magnolia, nutmeg, rhubarb
Friendship: lemon, passion flower, sweet pea
Happiness: catnip, hyacinth, lavender, lily of the valley, morning glory, saffron
Healing & Health: angelica, barley, bay, blackberry, carnation, cedar, cinnamon, cucumber, elder, eucalyptus, gardenia, garlic, ivy, lime, mint, oak, olive, onion, peppermint, pine, potato, rose, rosemary, thyme, tobacco, violet, willow
Invisibility: fern, poppy
Legal Matters: marigold
Longevity: lavender, lemon, maple, peach, sage
Love: aloe, apple, apricot, avocado, barley, basil, bean, beet, bleeding heart, Brazil nut, catnip, chamomile, cherry, chestnut, chili pepper, cinnamon, clove, clover, crocus, daffodil, daisy, dill, elm, fig, gardenia, geranium, ginger, hyacinth, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, lotus, maple, nuts, orange, orchid, pansy, papaya, pea, peach, pear, peppermint, plum, plumeria, raspberry, rose, rosemary, tomato, tulip, vanilla, violet, willow
Luck & Good Fortune: bamboo, bluebell, cabbage, daffodil, fern, moss, nutmeg, oak, orange, pineapple, pomegranate, rose, straw, strawberry, violet
Mental Clarity & Power: celery, grape, lily of the valley
Money, Prosperity, Wealth: almond, basil, blackberry, cashew, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, dill, elder, fern, ginger, grape, jasmine, maple, mint, moss, nutmeg, oak, oats, onion, orange, pea, pine, pineapple, pomegranate, rice
Nightmares, Banishing: cedar
Peace: gardenia, lavender, morning glory, passion flower, olive
Physical energy/ strength: carnation
Protection: aloe, angelica, ash, bamboo, barley, basil, bay, bean, birch, blackberry, blueberry, broom, cactus, cumin, dill, elder, fern, garlic, geranium, grain, grass, ivy, lavender, lettuce, lilac, lily, lime, lotus, marigold, mint, mustard, oak, olive, onion, parsley, peony, pepper, raspberry, rhubarb, rice, roots, rose, rosemary, sage, tomato, tulip, violet, willow
Psychism: bay, celery, cinnamon, grass, marigold, rose, thyme
Purification: bay, broom, cedar, chamomile, coconut, iris, lavender, lemon, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, thyme, tobacco
Reconciliation: beans
Sexual Energy: banana, beans, oak, olive
Sleep: chamomile, elder, lavender, lettuce, peppermint, rosemary, thyme
Spirituality: aloe, cinnamon, gardenia
Success: cinnamon, clover, ginger
Travel: mint
Wisdom: iris, peach, sage, sunflower

This is my own work. Please do NOT remove my links.

Behind The Wand

MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED FOR HEALTHY GUIDELINES TO CHRISTIAN PRAYER AND FASTING. REMEMBER THAT FASTING IS ONLY AN ACCESSORY TO PRAYER.

How to Begin Your Fast

How you begin and conduct your fast will largely determine your success.  By following these steps to fasting they will make your time with the Lord  more meaningful and spiritually rewarding.

STEP ONE: SET YOUR OBJECTIVE

Why are you fasting? Is it for spiritual renewal, guidance, resolution to problems, healing, for special grace to handle a difficult situation?  Ask the Holy spirit to clarify His leading and objectives for your prayer fast.  This will enable you to pray more specifically and strategically. Through fasting and prayer we humble ourselves before God so the holy spirit will stir our souls, awaken churches, and heal our land according to 2 Chronicles 7:14.  Make this a priority in your fasting.

STEP TWO:  MAKE YOUR COMMITMENT 

Pray about what kind of fast you should undertake.  Jesus implied that all of His followers should fast. (Matthew 6:16-18   9:14, 15) for Him it was a matter of when believers would fast, not if they would do it.  Before you fast decide the following up front:   

How long you will fast - one meal, one day, a week, several weeks, forty days (Beginners should start slowly, building up to longer fasts.)

The type of fast God wants you to undertake (such as water only, or water and juices; what kinds of juices you will drink and how often)

What physical or social activities you will restrict

 How much time each day you will devote to prayer and God’s Word

Making these commitments ahead of time will help you to sustain your fast.  

When physical temptations and life’s pressures tempt you to abandon it.

STEP THREE:  PREPARE YOURSELF SPIRITUALLY

The very foundation of fasting and prayer is repentance. Unconfessed sin will hinder your prayers. Here are several things you can do to prepare your heart:  

Ask God to help you make a comprehensive list of your sins.

 Confess every sin that the Holy Spirit calls to your remembrance and accept

God’s forgiveness (1 John 1:9).

Seek forgiveness from all whom you have offended, and forgive all who have hurt you (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3,4).

Make restitution as the Holy Spirit leads you.

Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit according to His command in Ephesians 5:18 and His promise in 1 John 5:14,15.

Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Master; refuse to obey your worldly nature (Romans 12:1,2).

Meditate on the attributes of God, His love, sovereignty, power, wisdom, faithfulness, grace, compassion, and others (Psalm 48:9,10; 103:1-8, 11-13).

Begin your time of fasting and prayer with an expectant heart (Hebrews 11:6).  Do not underestimate spiritual opposition. Satan sometimes intensifies the natural battle between body and spirit (Galatians 5:16,17).

STEP FOUR:  PREPARE YOURSELF PHYSICALLY

Fasting requires reasonable precautions.  Consult your physician first, especially if you take prescription medicines or have a chronic ailment. Some persons should never fast without professional supervision.

Physical preparation makes the drastic change in your eating routine a little easier so you can turn your full attention to the Lord in prayer. 

Do not rush into your fast.

Prepare your body. Eat smaller meals before starting a fast. Avoid high-fat and sugary foods.

Eat raw fruit and vegetables for two days before starting a fast.

Your time for fasting and prayer has come.  You are abstaining from all solid foods and have began to seek the Lord.  Here are some helpful suggestions to consider:

Avoid drugs, even natural herbal drugs and homeopathic remedies.  Medication should only be withdrawn only with your Physicians supervision. 

Limit your activity.

Exercise only moderately. Walk one to three miles each day if convenient and comfortable.

Rest as much as your schedule will permit.

Prepare yourself for temporary mental discomforts, such as impatience, crankiness, and anxiety.

Expect some physical discomforts, especially on the second day. You may have fleeting hunger pains, dizziness, or the “blahs.” Withdrawal from caffeine and sugar may cause headaches. Physical annoyances may also include weakness, tiredness, or sleeplessness.

The first two or three days are usually the hardest.  As you continue to fast you are likely to experience a sense of well- being both physically and spiritually.  However, should you feel hunger pains, increase your liquid intake.  

STEP 5:PUT YOURSELF ON A SCHEDULE

For maximum spiritual benefit, set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord.  Listen for His leading.  The more time you spend with Him the more meaningful your fast will be.

MORNING:    

Begin your day in praise and worship.

Read and meditate on God’s Word, preferably on your knees.

Invite the Holy Spirit to work in you to will and to do His good pleasure according to Philippians 2:13.

Invite God to use you. Ask Him to show you how to influence your world, your family, your church, your community, your country, and beyond.

Pray for His vision for your life and empowerment to do His will.

NOON:

Return to prayer and God’s Word.

Take a short prayer walk.

Spend time in intercessory prayer for your community’s and nation’s leaders, for the world’s unreached millions, for your family or special needs.

EVENING:

Get alone for an unhurried time of “seeking His face.”

If others are fasting with you, meet together for prayer.

Avoid television or any other distraction that may dampen your spiritual focus.

When possible begin and end each day on your knees with a spouse for a brief time of praise and thanksgiving to God. Longer periods of time with our Lord in prayer and study of his Word are often better done alone.

A dietary routine is vital as well. Dr. Julio Ruibal, a nutritionist, pastor, and a specialist in fasting and prayer - suggest a daily schedule and a list of juices you may find useful and satisfying.  Modify this schedule and the drinks  you take to suit your tastes and circumstances.

5:00 to 8:00 A.M.

Fruit juices, preferably freshly squeezed or blended and diluted in 50 percent distilled water if the fruit is acid. Apple, pear, grapefruit, papaya, watermelon, or other fruit juices are generally preferred. If you cannot do your own juicing, buy juices without sugar or additives.

10:30 A.M. - noon

Fresh vegetable juice made from lettuce, celery, and carrots in three equal parts.

2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Herb tea with a drop of honey. Avoid black tea or any tea with caffeine.

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Broth made from boiling potatoes, celery, and carrots with no salt. After boiling about half an hour, pour the water into a container and drink it.

Drinking fruit juice will decrease your hunger pains and give you some natural sugar energy. The taste and lift will motivate and strengthen you to continue.

The best juices are made from fresh watermelon, lemons, grapes, apples, cabbage, beets, carrots, celery, or leafy green vegetables. In cold weather, you may enjoy a warm vegetable broth.

Mix acidic juices (orange and tomato) with water for your stomach’s sake.

Avoid caffeinated drinks. And avoid chewing gum or mints, even if your breath is bad. They stimulate digestive action in your stomach.

STEP SIX:  END YOUR FAST GRADUALLY

Begin eating gradually.  Do not eat solid foods immediately after you fast.  Suddenly reintroducing solid foods to your stomach and digestive tract will likely have negative, or even dangerous, consequences.   Try several smaller meals or snacks each day.  If you end a fast gradually, the beneficial physical and spiritual effects will result in continued good health.    

Here are some suggestions to help you end your fast properly:

Break an extended water fast with fruit such as watermelon.

While continuing to drink fruit or vegetable juices, add the following:

First day: Add a raw salad.

Second day: Add baked or boiled potato, no butter or seasoning.

Third day: Add a steamed vegetable.

Thereafter: Begin to reintroduce your normal diet.

Gradually return to regular eating with several small snacks during the first few days.  Start with a little soup and fresh fruit such as watermelon and cantaloupe. Advance to a few tablespoons of solid foods such as raw fruits and vegetables or a raw salad and baked potato.

STEP SEVEN: EXPECT RESULTS:

If you sincerely humble yourself before the Lord, repent, pray and seek God’s face;  if you consistently meditate on His Word, you will experience a heightened awareness of His Presence (John 14:21).  The Lord will give you fresh new spiritual insights.  Your confidence and faith in God will be strengthened. You will feel mentally, physically and spiritually refreshed. You will see answers to your prayers.

A single fast is not a spiritual cure-all.   Just as we need fresh infillings of the Holy spirit daily,  we also need new times of fasting before God. A 24 hour fast each week has been very rewarding for many Christians.

It takes time to build your spiritual fasting muscles.  If you fail to make it through your first fast do not be discouraged.    You may have tried to fast too long the first time.  Or you may need to strengthen your understanding and resolve.   Maybe try a shorter fast and work your way up to longer periods.  Take it to the Lord in prayer and see where He leads you.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE AND MAINTAIN YOUR PERSONAL REVIVAL:

1. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any un-confessed sin in your life.

2. Seek forgiveness from all whom you have offended, and forgive all who have hurt you. Make restitution where God leads.

3. Examine your motives in every word and deed. Ask the Lord to search and cleanse your heart daily.

4. Ask the Holy Spirit to guard your walk against complacency and mediocrity.

5. Praise and give thanks to God continually in all ways on all days, regardless of your circumstances.

6. Refuse to obey your carnal (worldly) nature (Galatians 5:16,17).

7. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Develop utter dependence on Him with total submission and humility.

8. Study the attributes of God.

9. Hunger and thirst after righteousness (Matthew 5:6).

10. Love God with all of your heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37).

11. Appropriate the continual fullness and control of the Holy Spirit by faith on the basis of God’s command (Ephesians 5:18) and promise (1 John 5:14,15).

12. Read, study, meditate on, and memorize God’s holy, inspired, inerrant Word daily (Colossians 3:16).

13. Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

14. Fast and pray one 24-hour period each week. Prayerfully consider becoming one of the two million Christians who will fast for forty days before the end of the year 2012.

15. Seek to share Christ daily as a way of life.

16. Determine to live a holy, godly life of obedience and faith.

17. Start or join a home or church Bible study group that emphasizes revival and a holy life.

Never forget that all glory and honor go to The Lord Jesus Christ..  May He bless you!!!

 

anonymous asked:

What is your usual shopping list? I'm quite stuck on what basics and all to buy when I'm food shopping...

Well it varies slightly each time! However these are the items we always have available in our kitchen & restock when food shopping:

Veggies:

· Brussel sprouts

· Broccoli

· Baby Spinach

· Kale

· Green Beans

· Carrots

· Corn

· Frozen Peas

· Mushrooms

· Tomatoes

· Avocados


Fruit: (If in season)

· Bananas!!

· Apples

· Grapes

· Blueberries (fresh & frozen)

· Raspberries (fresh & frozen)

· Papaya

· Oranges

· Pears

· Mangoes (if not in season frozen)

· Kiwi fruits

· Passion Fruits

· Lemons & Limes

· Medjool Dates

Other:

· Rice (Brown & White)

· Pasta

· Sourdough Bread

· Quinoa

· Canned items (kidney beans, butter beans, lentils, chickpeas etc)

· Satay sauce

· Mint Sauce

· Sriracha

· Tomato Pasta Sauce

· Almond Milk

· Granola

· Rolled Oats

· Buckinis (Activated Buckwheat)

· Goji Berries

· Dark Chocolate

· Protein Powder

· Sweet Potatoes!! & Normal potatoes

This is just what I buy and is what I enjoy eating/cooking with, so these items may not apply to your food needs or preferences, but hope this helps xx

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“Aloe, goats’ milk, papaya…the grannies and aunties of the villages toute goats’ milk as an elixir for tight, glowing skin and overall good health.

Goats’ milk is also packed with vitamin A, which repairs damaged skin tissue, and minerals such as selenium, which can guard against the effects of the sun.

The miraculous aloe, whose leaves contain a gel that is simply bursting with nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and minerals, and which calms and cools the skin and protects it against the sun, abounds in the Caribbean. The succulent inner layer of the aloe leaf, which Caribbean folk cut out and consume either as juice or as is, is also full of polysaccharides that help enhance the immune system by enabling cells to weed out the toxins and retain nutrients.

Generations of Caribbean men and women have also used aloe for smoothening out their hair. They have fashioned softening and hydrating face packs out of the papaya fruit, which contains, among other ingredients, lycopene (which protects the skin against UV damage), lutein and enzymes that soothe the skin, and used the leaves of the quaco-bush in lieu of soap for its cleansing properties and as a cure for the common cold.

Aching and sore feet have been relieved with Pepper Elder leaves, which have cooling properties similar to menthol, and the prickly pear cactus, a relative of aloe that contains a rare form of antioxidant known to lower blood sugar levels, has also been used to scrub out sand from between toes and fingers, since it contains lignin that when released, takes on a soap-like consistency.

But as much as bush medicine and natural health and beauty remedies played an important role in the Caribbean’s history, that same history has also shaped and conditioned beauty ideals. The historical inevitabilities of slavery and colonialism in particular have left their indelible mark on the region, so that today, the most coveted facet of beauty is, ironically, the least attainable: light skin.”