Agatha is the best-selling novelist of all time.

Her books have been the third most published all time, coming in only after The Bible and Shakespeare. Wow.

Only now did I feel the urge to check out one of her books. Maybe it’s my kindle “cover” that keeps changing everytime I turn it off, showing Agatha’s picture every now and then that planted the idea to check her out.

I assumed murder mysteries would be gory & violent, having never read one before, so I avoided those for a long time.

Well, I now know that’s not the case. Murders are just a plot device to tell a puzzle-type story.

A person has to die because that’s the ultimate end. If the crime was just a punch in the face, the victim could tell everyone whodunnit and the puzzle would end after one sentence.

In a murder, we have to figure it out, using vague clues.

I quickly picked up and finished Murder on the Orient Express in just a couple of days. A puzzle is addicting and I wanted to know the solution asap, so I was greedily reading as fast as possible.

I’m still kinda green when it comes to reading fiction, so this style of writing was odd for me.

It’s not a story from beginning to end, like other novels I’ve read, but each chapter is a presentation of information as we try to sniff out the clues. Like we are a detective and we’re given a vanilla envelope with information.

All that said, I enjoyed the book.

The ending, the whole point in reading this type of book, was great and satisfying. I can’t speak more about it without spoiling anything.

After I finished reading, I learned that there’s actually a movie version coming out next month! I hope it’s well-made and look forward to checking it out.

Meanwhile, I am currently reading her other famous book, And Then There Were None.

Flatliner

October 12, 2017

I’ve been making a mega elixir tea lately and wanted to share the idea with you.

It will take too long to explain the plethora of benefits of each individual ingredient, so I will leave it to you to research that yourself.

Most of the ingredients and information, I got from Dragon Herbs, who I’ve been mentioning a lot lately.

Anyways, my formula goes like this.

Using a large herbal tea pot with a built-in strainer, or a french press, or just a jug that can hold hot water and strain it yourself afterwards as needed.

Add:
– 1 bag of spring dragon longevity tea (has six adaptogenic ingredients)
– 2T goji berries
– 1t reishi powder
– 1t chaga powder
– 3 squirts of Ginseng Sublime (you can use as little as 1 squirt)

Fill it up with hot water.
Steep for a few minutes and drink.

Keep adding hot water throughout the day over and over as each brew will release more goodness.

This is like a super mega ultra adaptogen tea! Using the best superfood tonic herbs of all time!!

If you only used any one of these items alone, you’d have a wonderful powerful tea.

I just one morning decided to put all in at once and it is super great! Really noticeable in energy, mood, and everything.

The tea includes the top superior tonic herbs that help all three of your treasures: Jing, Qi, and Shen.

You can mess around and add whatever else you want.

I added some Moringa powder to it a few times, not the greatest flavor but not bad.

I added some Triphala, because we had it lying around, really makes the tea taste terrible but healthier! I have since opted to not be that healthy any more.

Can add 1-2 black tea bags if you wish to get some caffeine.

Can add additional Spring Longevity tea bags if you like in later brews.

Can add green tea or other herbals you prefer. Not necessary, completely optional.

The possibilities are endless. I’m hooked on working with these tonic herbs and absolutely love em.

Kali has Risen

October 12, 2017

I thought it was a myth. Had to be.

One of those stories people tell over the years, a fantastic fairy tale. The myth about this crazed woman who roams the streets causing utter destruction.

No man is safe!
She has this thing about whoopin ass and collecting skulls of male kings, to let the rest of us know what time it is.

Godzilla ain’t got nothin on Kali.
She eats three Godzillas and one King Kong for breakfast. That’s light work for her.

Kali makes Stone Cold Steve Austin put down his beer on a coaster. Makes him sip it outtofa tall glass, with his legs crossed and pinkie up, like a proper gentleman!

I never thought I’d live to witness the real life Kali wake up from her deep slumber to start going to werk.

The collective American Feminine has had enough!
Rightfully. What took so long, some wonder.

Now she’s storming the streets, laying the smacketh down and taking names.

All men are scared.

Who woulda thought the “weaker sex” would be this fierce?

Men of all ranges, from thousandaires to billionaires are cowering. Even the dudes who practice jiu jitsu and power lift to build ridiculously bulging muscles have taken notice.

No man is without sin!

The Dalai Lama stirred awake from his daily five hour meditation. A disturbing vision. Had he grabbed a female butt or two in his youth? Sweat dripping from his temples.

Will Kali remember?

He reaches for his mala and starts to Om Mani Padme Hum 108 times.

Forgiveness

October 12, 2017

“I call on the law of forgiveness. I am free from mistakes and the consequences of mistakes. I am under grace and not under karmic law.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

The Game

October 12, 2017

“The object of the game of life is to see clearly one’s good and to obliterate all mental pictures of evil.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

A Fun Divination Tool

October 12, 2017

This is something cool I recently discovered and wanted to share with you.

What you need:
A quartz crystal hanging on a string

OR

any type of small weight hanging on a string, like your ring on a thread, or something like that.

If you hold that crystal or thing hanging from a string above the palm of your hand, it should start swinging clockwise.

If you do that over the back of your hand, it should swing counter clockwise.

It has something to do with the bioenergy of our hand or something, doesn’t really matter.

If it swings the way it’s supposed to, that means we’re good to go. If it doesn’t, maybe your energies are flowing backwards or you’re too stressed at the moment or whatever other reason. Drink some water, relax, and try again a little later.

We can use the clockwise swing to mean “yes” and counterclockwise to mean “no”.

I will ask a yes or no question in my mind and see which way the weight will swing.

Or I will hold a supplement in my hand to see if the answer is yes or no that I should take it right now.

Do I need fish oil right now?
Yes.

Should I text my friend right now?
Yes.

Should I write this blog post right now?
Yes. ;)

Should I drink coffee right now?
No.

But what about some black tea?
Yes.

Ok, then!

This is in a similar fashion as muscle/energy testing where someone tries to press down on your arm. But that takes two people to do.

It is like doing the solo energy testing where you make a circle with your fingers in one hand and try to break thru with a finger from the other hand. But that seemed too faulty and I felt I was influencing the decision.

Or then there’s the sway test, where you hold the item by your chest and see if your body leans forward (yes) or backwards (no). But that is too much effort and you’ll look like a nutso when doing it in front of others.

So, this new crystal on a string trick is fun and discreet enough.

Now some caveats.

I would not drink poison if the weight swung yes!

I wouldn’t start eating wheat/gluten if it swung yes!

I wouldn’t jump out of the window if it swung yes that I could fly!

Catch my drift?

I have only been using it for fun things like random questions and various supplements that are pretty harmless, like b12, fish oil, and some other things.

I picked up this idea to use a crystal on a string from one of Jean Haner’s books, Clear Home, Clear Heart. She uses it for energy clearing purposes.

I picked up the idea that you can use your ring or whatever else on a string from a book by U.S. Anderson, The Magic in your Mind.

People have been using various pendulums and such for divination purposes for a long time. So this is like that.

Oh yea, one more thing.

The power isn’t really in the crystal, but rather our subconscious mind. When we use a tool like this, it allows our body/energy/subconscious to override our mental/intellectual/chatter brain to give answers.

Give it a try! It’s fun.

Forgiveness

October 12, 2017

“You can never be free of bitterness as long as you continue to think unforgiving thoughts. How can you be happy in this moment if you continue to choose to be angry and resentful?”
Louise Hay

Forgiveness

October 12, 2017

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness

October 12, 2017

The (Buddhist) Practice of Forgiveness
– Jack Kornfield

Forgiveness

October 12, 2017

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
– Matthew 6:14-15

Spring Dragon Gynostemma Tea

October 11, 2017


Spring Dragon Longevity Tea
(Amazon)

I’ve been drinking this herbal adaptogen tea blend for a week now. It’s got gynostemma leaf infused with five other adaptogenic herbs. Made by Ron Teeguarden at Dragon Herbs.

Caffeine-free, though it can give you energy if you’re tired and calms you down if you’re stressed. That’s how dual-direction adaptogenic herbs are supposed to work.

Here’s a video that explains the ingredients, farming methods, and benefits of this gynostemma-based tea.

 
Note:
It costs a few more dollars to buy thru Amazon ($13) than thru Dragon Herbs website ($9), for a box of 20 tea bags.

But with amazon you get free shipping and fast two day prime delivery.

Dragon Herbs has minimum order of $75 to get free ship and it’s sent via slower UPS ground which can take 5 days. Plus DH takes 1-2 business days to process the order as well.

If you need it now and buying small amount, buy thru amazon. If you’re buying things in bulk and can wait a week, go thru Dragon Herbs.

I will say that the box art & colors were absolutely beautiful, even on the inside and each individual tea bag! Almost felt guilty tearing it open!

I read that Ron’s wife is in charge of all the artwork for Dragon Herbs. She did a fantastic job!

UPDATE:
It’s cheaper and better to buy the tea through iHerb.

It’s cheaper than Amazon and DH. They also offer 10% off if you buy 3 of the same item, and additional 5% off if use the link above. iHerb also has fast UPS shipping.

(Post contains Amazon & iHerb affiliate link. Thanks for your support!)

Choice

October 11, 2017

“Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself.”
– Neville Goddard

Choice

October 11, 2017

“I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me.”
– Agatha Christie

Choice

October 11, 2017

“Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice.”
– Jeff Bezos

Choice

October 11, 2017

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

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October 11, 2017

Thin Lizzy

October 10, 2017