As I have probably mentioned here before, I used to create & sell my own tea blends. Tea has always been a passion of mine, and my favorite form of medicine. My teas were all hand blended with 100% organic ingredients. No flavors, aromas or fillers of any kind.
Then came other sellers who were less scrutinizing than me, offering things like “tropical island” or “strawberry shortcake” flavored tea, and using herbs without any knowledge of them. While I always put a word of caution for pregnant women, or people taking medications. So after I while…I gave up.
My regular customers were disappointed, of course, but I promised myself that one day, and one way or another, I would publish my recipes in a beautifully illustrated book. I wanted something as pretty as useful. I’m not there yet, but I can already start with a calendar.
So…I’m thinking about creating a wall calendar for 2018 that will include illustrated tea recipes of mine (former customers will most likely recognize some of their favorites). I plan to have it professionally printed. Each recipe will also be offered/sold individually as a ready-to-download pdf for people who are only interested in a few recipes (vs 12 – one for each month).
Could I please ask you the favor (as well as to anybody potentially interested) to take a couple minutes and let me know about your interest (or not) in my project? I would greatly appreciate it, and I thank you in advance.
“Do not love half lovers.
Do not entertain half friends.
Do not indulge in works of the half talented.
Do not live half a life and do not die a half death.
If you choose silence, then be silent.
When you speak, do so until you are finished.
Do not silence yourself to say something
And do not speak to be silent.
If you accept, then express it bluntly.
Do not mask it.
If you refuse then be clear about it
For an ambiguous refusal
Is but a weak acceptance.
Do not accept half a solution.
Do not believe half truths.
Do not dream half a dream.
Do not fantasize about half hopes.
Half a drink will not quench your thirst.
Half a meal will not satiate your hunger.
Half the way will get you no where.
Half an idea will bear you no results.
Your other half is not the one you love.
It is you in another time yet in the same space.
It is you when you are not.
Half a life is a life you didn’t live,
A word you have not said,
A smile you postponed,
A love you have not had,
A friendship you did not know,
To reach and not arrive,
Work and not work,
Attend only to be absent,
What makes you a stranger to them closest to you,
and they strangers to you.
The half is a mere moment of inability
but you are able for you are not half a being.
You are a whole that exists
to live a life, not half a life.”
~ Khalil Gibran
I know I haven’t been very present on this blog lately, as I’m currently working on some side project (a good part of which are related to the Runes). I’m also trying to find a better way to present these weekly readings. What I’m gonna do now is pick a Rune for the week that I will present in a podcast, then I’ll do a mid-week update. Ultimately my goal would be to start making short videos that I could upload on a Youtube or Vimeo channel, but I need to play with my camera a little bit first.
Anyway, here’s the Rune of the week (remember that this is a general trend):
Do you wish to know what the Runes have in store for you?
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If you’d like to learn more about the Runes, develop a more personal relationship with them and deepen your inner work, consider joining our Ancient Awareness Group on Meetup. I currently offer Runic Meditations and now Runic Constellations as well (I’ll talk some about the constellations soon).