It Only Takes a Moment for Things to Change

It only Takes a Moment for Things to Change

This, of course, can go either way.
A moment of greed
a moment in victim-hood
a moment that all things are misunderstood.

This life that we all want
how does it look?
Judgmental?
Hating?
Revenge in the heart?

Is that the life you want?
Sadness?
Exploitation?
Being at war?

It all begins with one moment
a choice made, no matter the reason.
Sometimes tired, worn at both ends,
Sometimes while kicked, down with enough pains.

Fear-based living, that one will do it.
One cannot fear and love at the same time
Go on, be aware, try to disprove it.
Each day you make these choices
each moment then passes.

If we let go of all that
and were one with it All;
one could not focus on that pain at all.
One cannot live in peace AND at war.

Each day we wake, we make that choice once more.

Each moment that passes
each breath that we take
gives us a moment to change everything.

How do you want your world to look?
Happy?
Peace-FULL?
“Off the hook!” Outstanding!

To wake in such contentment
that you feel safe;
to wake and feel healthy,
with the sun on your face?

To wake with understanding that the day is a gift
to wake with a Knowing you will do your best, getting to “all of it.”
To wake in full peaceful understanding, that the world outside is warm and loving…

Each of those visions begins Within
if you see either list,
YOU ARE MANIFESTING each one of them.

If we all slowed way down
and breathed deep within
while sitting on the earth
Quiet, Still, Content.

If we all placed focus to the world in this manner
One day we will all wake and it will all matter.

Go right
Go left
Each choice brings something different.
Stepping out of comfort zone,
That one will get chaya!

Come on, step with me,
Forward, one breath at a time.
It is going to take all of us
To make this life Divine.

Traci~IcArt
11:55 Am
5/11/2015

Met God Again Today

Met God again today

Met God again today
winter in Alaska,
he stood on a corner
was led to him in every way
this is a corner
passed every time
we are on that side of town
many stand on this corner
asking for help
sometimes stopping
passing them something to eat
or drink

This time right before was reminded
stopped and asked how we could help
he stated he had “..lost our house in a fire, we just paid it off, no insurance..”
somehow, there was no doubt
could see the sadness in his eyes
losing everything he had in mind
retired, finally “made it” and now this
memory items gone, stripped of them all
it did not seem fair, not one bit

he said “..my wife sits in our new apartment,
we have a warm place now, thank goodness,
but nothing within we lost everything.”
that day I did not have any way
to give him something,
no currency, no food within the truck
so I told him,
“We will gather something and get back with you.”

two weeks passed,
he crossed my mind twice
had not been to town since that last time
last night as I went to that same store
to buy a few things and a touch more
crossed that same corner
the one where he stood
and recalled that gentleman,
soul spoke up and said, “Get a gift card to him.”
okay, thought yes, and then saw him standing there
so I did, while in the checkout
my heart is excited once again, just thinking it about
left the building and went to the truck
noticed he was gone.
What?! Heard soul state, “Tomorrow-Trust”

That night,
J was practicing in his garden for dreaming
he was nervous about zombies again
as he explored and discovered he stopped in a whisper,
“Mom, there is an old man on the edge of the pond, he is homeless.”
“He is skinny, a long beard and glasses, cold and hungry, I gave him some money.”
“Mom, he said, ‘God bless you, I cannot believe that just happened.’ ”
“He has such joy in his eyes, and he was so grateful.”

Today, at about the same spot
the corner right before him
was reminded of all of this
especially that card
it sat in my purse forgotten,
sitting there waiting for
this moment to come about

told J about the gift card
reminded him of when
we spoke with him the first time
and how I had seen this man
on the corner once again

told him “When I came out he was gone
so if he is there today we can give the card to him
since you saw what you saw in your dream
maybe you could give it to him, thinking, Naturally!”

J felt uncomfortable
too soon at his age
understood, still, he was in a panic
not sure why I could not gauge
as we rounded the corner
witnessed another stopping to run over to him
handing him something
“See, others are helping too.”

Pulled up to that corner
and met his eyes
so soft and blue
so Nothing to hide, true

he was real
and himself
and in pain no doubt
standing in the cold
feeling sad about his ending
he had glasses over his soft blue eyes, a medium white beard
dressed well enough to be warm at least
handed him the card, his eyes fixed back to mine
he was so grateful
All that was Divine!

Removing his gloves
he said, “God bless you.”
as he cradled my hand
the most gentle touch I have ever felt
it felt Godly, like nothing else

once again I caught his gaze
you know what I heard, in that silent moment after
“I cannot believe that just happened.”
That did not come from me
it came from forward, where he stood
heard nothing more
of all the times handing things
this was like no other.

I know in my heart of hearts
I met God again today
God, the Divine, the Ultimate Life Force Energy
Is within all of us
each person you pass each and every day
this is why so many say,
and I fully agree
treat Everyone as yourself
and you will live blessed, naturally.

Traci~IcArtnEveryone

Dandelion, Rhubarb, Strawberry Juice

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Rhubarb and dandelion harvest for the day
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After the flowers have been cut off, add boiling water to allow a tea to begin. After this step, one can make jelly, jam, or juice or tea. One can also make tea out of the leaves.
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Slowing down to have fun along the way is always wise, even with two children running around!
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Add some organic strawberry powder to some spring water and this juice is ready to boil and then be enjoyed.

Add 4-6 quarts of water, and boil until the Rhubarb is soft and i just let it sit for a bit. Add some lime or lemon if desired then strain. One could add any number of other fruits as well. Easy breezy and high in vitamins especially C’s! Will store in the frig for some time, although around here, it is gone fast!

One can take this liquid and make jam with this combination as well. One recipe We never use food coloring and it is a beautiful color all the same. And we enjoy a no-sugar version, may list that here next time that is made.

One can juice dandelion greens!

A small overview of the benefits of dandelion.

How to make tea and how to cook the greens here.

These are the basics for dandelion users, feel free to share more ideas if you are led!

These precious treasures are power packed. It is a blessing to be able to harvest them each year to make foods and drinks for our family to enjoy.

Thanks for looking

Traci~IcArtndandelions