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Miso Soup and Channeling My Inner Joan Jett

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**Originally Posted on Changing Journey**

Some days are harder than others. And some weeks you just want to call a “do-over”.

This was one of those weeks for me. I’m not quite sure what attacked my system, but it made its appearance Monday night in the form of exhaustion and just a general feeling of being run down by a freight train. By Tuesday morning, I was texting my manager to let him know that an appearance at work was out of the question. I thought for sure I was coming down with the flu. Yet, after a couple more hours of sleep, I began to wonder if my game was off. I had all of the symptoms that would make one think that the worst was inevitable. Aches, swollen glands, tiredness….but no fever….no sniffling or sneezing. To top it off, I was more than ready to go down to the gym that evening and get in some sort of workout. I had a burst of energy and maybe….just maybe, I could burn whatever this was out of my system. I’m not a complete simpleton though, and I did take it a bit easier on the workout (elliptical vs. a HIIT workout on the treadmill). I came back feeling (almost) like a new woman. A bit exhausted, but like I could tackle the world….tomorrow.

Wednesday didn’t agree with that scenario. I broke my promise to my manager that I would be back to work. Another text. Another couple hours of sleep. I must admit that I didn’t feel as bad. I probably could have soldiered through the day, but why take that risk? Needless to say, Thursday was back to work, where the remnants of whatever had put my immunities into overdrive during the days prior reminded me of its evil. I think by Friday my immune system had kicked it to the curb, only to have an early morning headache take its place. Ibuprofen and coffee are a wonderful thing.

Anyway, I digress. I started out with the intent of sharing another recipe! Tuesday afternoon I laid down to try to take a nap. Ha! Who was I kidding? Naps and I just don’t get along. Never did; probably never will. But while I was laying there, my mind sifted through easy dinner ideas and kept coming back to miso soup (pronounced mee-so). While miso sounded fantastic, it’s hard to make this delicious broth into a complete meal. In the spirit of keeping things simple, I Miso Soup - Five Simple Ingredientsdecided that rice and mini wontons would at least make it seem like an attempt at a meal had been made. And I have to admit that after the day I had, and the exhausting workout, miso soup was the perfect end. It had something my body needed and a little happy dance was going on inside my head.

If you’re not familiar with miso, I would definitely recommend trying to get to know it. Miso is basically a paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt that is used in Japanese cooking. Miso has been gaining popularity, as it is a part of the movement in the recognition of fermented foods (think kombucha, tempeh, or kefir) and the health benefits they impart. In Japanese, it is said that miso adds “umami”, or the fifth taste, to any dish. And it’s easy to see why, with the full flavor it adds! I could probably do a whole post on the benefits of miso, but to keep it simple I will just say that it contains the probiotics, or good bugs, that our bodies need. If you would like to read more on the health benefits of miso, you can check out this article. Otherwise, just know that miso adds an awesome flavor!

Of all of the recipes I have, miso soup is probably one of the easiest. I’ve done a few different versions of this soup, but this is probably my favorite. Before I share the recipe, I do want to say just one more thing about miso. If you want to reap the full benefits of the probiotic nature of miso, do not overheat it. There are some recipes that have you cook the miso as part of a sauce or glaze, and that is fine….there are still some benefits that it imparts. But cooking the miso will “kill off” much of the probiotic bacteria. For this soup, I almost bring the water to a boil, and then remove it from the heat, before stirring in the miso paste.

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dashi (granulated Japanese soup stock)
  • 2-3 tbsp. nori, cut into small strips (nori is roasted seaweed)
  • 1/2 cup diced tofu (I use extra firm tofu and dice it small)
  • 1-2 tbsp. miso paste (I use red miso (aka miso), but you can use white or red)

Begin heating the water on medium heat and add the dashi, nori, and tofu. Continue heating to almost a boil and remove from heat. Slowly stir in the miso paste and serve.

As for channeling my inner Joan Jett, let’s just say that is a bit of a sensitive subject. As part of my healing journey, my hair has gone through as many changes as my inner-self has. After a year and a half of growing out my short cut, I decided that it was time to regain some familiarity and get my layers cut back into my hair.

I specifically told the stylist that I wanted the top layer to end around the top of my ears, keep the layers choppy, and not to take much off the length. Somehow, that translated to the top layers being two inches above my ears, which had the cascading affect of making the sides around my face shorter. However, she did not touch much of the length….in the back.

While it’s not horrible, it’s not quite the style I was going for. I now have some sort of ’80’s mullet and with coloring my hair a dark auburn, it has become rather reminiscent of Joan Jett, when I don’t add any volume to my hair. And no….I won’t be sharing any pictures just yet.

On the bright side, in about two months, and with a little bit of trimming in the back, I will have the hairstyle I was looking for!

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The Virtuous Woman

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**Originally posted on Changing Journey**

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

~Proverbs 31:10-31

I came across these old, familiar verses just recently. It was actually just one….in the form of a meme, extoling the strength of a woman. The source wasn’t referenced and the verse not only resonated with me, but seemed strangely familiar. It wasn’t until several days later that I realized why.

There was a time in my life where Proverbs 31 was my ultimate goal as a woman, wife, and mother. Everything I did was weighed against these verses. I didn’t realize it back then, but my thoughts on the virtuous woman, and how it applied to me, were very skewed.

Many years of abuse within a Christian marriage will do that to you.

It distorts your perception of yourself. It distorts how you think others perceive you. It distorts the relationships in your life. It distorts your relationship with God.

Back then, I would read these verses and see all of my faults and shortcomings in comparison. Sadly, many of what I considered shortcomings weren’t really there at all. I had been beaten so far down that I didn’t have much of an opinion of myself. I didn’t think I was worthless, but I also didn’t think I was worth much effort. I would pray to God to help me embody these qualities….strength, wisdom, diligence, industriousness, entrepreneurialism….because, just maybe, if I became this vision of a woman that God laid out, everything would get better. And when it didn’t get better, I would read the same verses and get even more critical of myself and wonder why God had forgotten about me.

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_dscn04771My healing process has allowed me to see that I wasn’t forgotten. I can look back now and recognize that I was embodying so many aspects of the virtuous woman. I raised our daughters, I kept the house and gardens, I cooked, I cleaned, I homeschooled, I helped my ex with his business, I was active in the church. Even the abuse was an answer (of sorts) to prayer. Through the abuse and the healing, I have become a stronger woman with resolve.

Yesterday, I sat down and read all of Proverbs 31. The anxiety I used to feel when reading these same verses was gone. I understand these verses on a much deeper level now, but I can also see the comfort and beauty in them that is meant to encourage, rather than give an unattainable goal.

After I read the verses of the virtuous woman, I pulled some studies from the web on the same verses. It was sad for me to see these women falling into the same trap I once had. Abuse may not have been involved, but these verses were being treated as an unattainable goal to strive toward. The underlying sense that this was something that would not be attainable on this side of Heaven was heartbreaking.

I look around and most women already are the virtuous woman. We love. We take care of our families. We take care of ourselves. We work. We overcome the daily trials. And we do it all to the best of our own individual ability.

We are wives. We are daughters. We are mothers. We are strong. We are capable. We are loved. We are made as the Father intended us.

God made us in His perfect image. We weren’t created inferior and made to strive for an unattainable goal. Sure, we may broken and a little bit shattered. But we are strong and resilient.

If you didn’t already know, you are His daughter and you are already special. Live as He lives. Love as He loves. And never doubt His creation!

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Why I Run

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*Originally posted on Changing Journey*

I hate running. With an indescribable passion.

I blame junior high.

It’s not that I wasn’t an active child. I just wasn’t one of those “run through the neighborhood” type of kids. I was more of a “climb to the top of a tree and read a book” types. I’d hit the ball around with my brothers, or go fishing down in the creek. We’d ride our bikes down to the covered bridge or convince Mom that we’d be OK riding them to Grandma’s house.

But I didn’t do a whole lot of running. Cartwheels, handsprings, rolls….yes (my phys. ed. teacher tried encouraging me to get into gymnastics). Running….not so much.

Then, junior high happened. Among all of the other monumental changes that our young minds were presented with, phys. ed. also changed. No more dodge ball, kick ball, or parachute games. It was Aviary Photo_130864764803502640now field hockey, lacrosse, and softball. And a physical assessment once per semester. Part of this assessment was to run a timed mile.

I don’t remember any longer what my time was. I just remember needing to walk before my lungs exploded, and the teacher shouting to us that we needed to keep running. And then learning that I had to look forward to this again in a few months. Running sucked!

Through junior high and high school, anything longer than a 100 yard dash was too long and I did what I could to avoid running. It wasn’t until a couple of years after graduation that I started to make peace with running. Before moving out of my parents home, I fell into the routine of going for a walk after work or right after supper. After I moved to my first apartment, I kept that soothing routine by walking through downtown Lancaster. Much to my own surprise, those walks turned into short periods of running. A couple blocks here, a few more blocks on the way back. And I was actually enjoying it!

Then I met my ex-husband. He was a hard core runner. Five mile daily runs. Ten mile training runs. Ultras at least once a month. At the time, I thought this was a good opportunity to see if running and I could get along. Unfortunately, it was junior high all over again.

He must have seen some sort of potential in me (or so I convinced FB_20150206_10_35_20_Saved_Picture[1]myself for a while). He decided he needed to “train” me to run races. My three mile runs were now filled with shouts to keep running, along with other insults that were meant as “motivation” to “prove him wrong”. That may work in some scenarios, but when it is the norm in your relationship with that person, all it turns out to be are more insults.

Sometime the three mile runs were replaced by timed track workouts….with more shouting and insults. In all honesty, I could run a pretty good seven minute mile. I just couldn’t maintain that speed. I didn’t have endurance. Most times, it took me three miles just to find my pace.

I ran my first five mile race….and did miserably. Due to having the incorrect shoe for my foot, I was plagued by horrible pain in my arches throughout the race. For me, this was a wonderful thing! This gave me a reason to opt out of running. Sure I’d have to endure the title of “quitter” for a little while, but if it meant the end of this nightmare, I was willing to endure it.

We were active members with the local road runners club. During our fun runs, I was now free to walk with some of the non-running wives in the club. On occasion I’d get tired of the chit-chat and would run on my own….and I’d do well. It’s amazing what one can do without all the yelling and insults!

As life moved on, I never really ran again (aside from running after the kids or rushing into the house because I forgot about dinner in the oven).

Life changed. Drastically.

08e762f8-7a4a-4f11-b07c-af1db134f257As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been in a healing process of rediscovering myself. And much to my surprise (yet again), part of that process is coming back around to running. As Daniel and I have been on our journey to better health, my workouts on the elliptical became less and less challenging. I still didn’t have the strength or endurance to keep a running pace on the treadmill, so decided on HIIT workouts. The sprinting allows me periods of running at a (fast) pace my body can handle. The really surprising part of this is that I have started having hopes of being able to get back to running….on my own terms.

I still hate running, but I’m willing to work on creating a relationship with running. We have flirted for many, many years and many, many times over, there has been something that has gotten in the way of running and I having a proper relationship. But maybe I can heal that relationship as part of my overall healing process.

Plus, isn’t our journey about balance? I’d like to add body to the mind and spirit aspect of this verse:

For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 9:19-27

What is LOVE?

What is LoveAh, this crazy little thing called “LOVE”.

There are so many poems, songs, letters, etc. all directed at this wondrous feeling we call LOVE. But what is Love really?

What if I told you that LOVE is not a feeling at all, but rather that euphoric feeling you get is the reward for finding love? This is a key element in the path to enlightenment called RIGHTEOUSNESS. I know this may sound odd but bear with me here. Righteousness is not about being extra pious or even religious; it has nothing to do with those concepts at all, in fact, piousness is a result of love and not its source. To put piousness first would be like putting the cart before the horse. Love comes first and from the overflow of what is inside it spills out unto what is outside.

Consider the word called LOVE. The mind rewards with joyful chemicals such as serotonin or dopamine whenever you do something considered correct. The word CORRECT is the basis of the word RIGHT that we use in RIGHTEOUSNESS. So CORRECTNESS is the foundation of LOVE. This may sound odd but I learned an interesting fact from being married to a Japanese lady for over 20 years and that was the word BEAUITUL means ORDERLY. The mind is a calculating machine and it constantly seeks order out of chaos, and this process of finding beauty in order to the Chinese may be known as Fung Shui or even Kung Fu. In India it may be Dharma or Yoga. There are many modalities all based in the sense of order as beauty. In part this comes from the fact we are all made of atoms and thus there is a fractal structure built into everything, most easy to see in snowflakes, metals and trees. A fractal is an object that reproduces itself in a repetitive manner, generally shrinking as it repeats, but always with a form of symmetry. This is the same method in which the Bible is written as a macrocosm and microcosm where many greater things reflect in smaller things and vice versa.

Consider: Macro Micro
(Trilogy-Family-Self)

  • God as FATHER as Mind
  • Holy Spirit as MOTHER as Spirit
  • Son as CHILD as Body

These same echoes go through Sky/Superego, Waters/Ego and EARTH/Id and so forth.

But again let’s consider LOVE. What is love then if not a feeling?

To the ancient Greeks LOVE was separated into 4 aspects of correctness:

  • Body: Éros (ἔρως érōs)
  • Spirit: Agápe (ἀγάπη agápē)
  • Mind: Philia (φιλία philía)
  • Soul or Being: Storge (στοργή storgē)

The Body/Id: Éros (ἔρως érōs)
Eros is the love of the body that desires perfection to reproduce with. It seeks healthy genetic material to unite to and thus it appreciates order, as life is made of fractals and symmetry. The people we consider most beautiful are exceptionally symmetrical. In fact as an artist I was taught that all facial relations are based on the measurement of the eye (Try and measure your facial features based on the width of your eye and see). Beauty means Harmonious, or Orderly, thus it gives ease to the primitive self and seeks to join to it, thus we have our animal drive of a sexual nature. The love drive from the primitive-self to find order is also the driving force that leads to higher-understanding.

The Heart/Spirit/Ego: Agápe (ἀγάπη agápē)
Agápe is the love of heart in relationships. It desires perfect relational bonding so it most often relates to family as an intimate love that is not physical. It relates to what is most perfectly and closely connected to you and it associates all things to itself as a relational wisdom. In other words it’s a selfish love that seeks to make everything good about the self. If something seems correct it then selfishly wants it to belong to you. This is why it plays mother/spirit as it brings forth a connection like an umbilicus to God and creates balance between father/superego and child/Id, but unfortunately it too is fickle and is easily swayed as it wants all things to be about the self.

The Mind/Superego: Philia (φιλία philía)
Philia is a love of the mind without feeling that demands correctness of ideals, aspirations, goals, etc. and links to other similar concepts. It is often referred to as “Brotherly love” as it sees certain people as correct and honorable and closely associates itself to likeminded individuals. This love is that of the superego that feels nothing but only desires order. It is easily seen in music, books, sports, religion and all forms of entertainment, thus you LOVE or HATE a song, show, etc. because of how it resonates with your higher sensibilities. Consider music like Bach and Mozart, this music is math and the harmonious mind revels in the perfection. Consider a joke and the release of joy in solving a mystery/riddle. The mind is what often tries to play God as it is in opposition to the body/Id because the body seeks comfort but the mind seeks goals and ideals. So to the mind’s love is that which is most correct to its own objectives and ideals thus it pits the father’s order against the unruly chaos of the child.

The Soul/Being/Psyche: Storge (στοργή storgē)
Storge is the love of the full soul that is without any other explanation other than it is the sense of being. The entire psyche/soul seeks sustainability through understanding and balance and thus accepts things as they are, as all things are peaceful when all things are in order, even if not perfect, it will accept that which the other loves cannot. Order in balance is the sense of being.

Again LOVE is not a feeling; it is the correctness in everything. This is why our ideal mate is loved in mind, body, spirit and soul. When all are connected as being true it is a bond not easy to separate without utterly destroying the foundations of self. The goal of LOVE is to create a harmonious sense of being and thus it seeks the higher understandings of GOD which is correctness in universal Truth. This is why Christ is known as “Truth” as He is the embodiment of God’s Love for humanity and the spiritual guide we all follow as a process of enlightenment.

The Bible tells us Only God is GOOD, as only GOD IS LOVE… as GOD IS the source of CORRECTNESS/RIGHTEOUSNESS in everything. God is also the great I AM. We see this also in the name of His Son called Emmanuelle, translated “God with (IN) us” …TRUTH is LOVE.

Matthew 19

16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

 

1 John 4

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

#BiblicalConversations Texting with Teresa on The WOMAN at the WELL

#BiblicalConversations Texting with Teresa on The WOMAN at the WELL

 

Sometimes the best way to understand a thing is to talk it out with another person. Teresa and I do a lot of Bible studies using the “Book of Secrets” method and it sharpens our understanding of God’s Word with such clarity. This process of discovery is one of our greatest joys we share together and so we thought it might be nice to share our musings together to help you understand the same. Again you need to look at the Bible as if the world is really you and the stories are all about ideas that are in you and not as people. The whole Bible is written in living allegories and knowing the way to see it and read it changes everything. The real secret is in hidden in the names.

 

Teresa and I are very advanced in our studies and so some of this may be a little hard to grasp at first but the video series on this site should really help clear things up.

 

BIBLE “Book of Secrets” KEYS

  • Woman represents Self-relational wisdom
  • Jesus represents the TRUTH that frees.

 

Text Conversation:
Woman at the Well

 

John 4:4-24

4    And he must needs go through Samaria.

5    Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

6    Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

7    There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

8    (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

9    Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10    Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

11    The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

12    Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

13    Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

14    But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

15    The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

16    Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

17    The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

18    For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

19    The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

20    Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

21    Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

22    Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

23    But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

24    God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

#BiblicalConversations Texting with Teresa on MAN vs BEAST

#BiblicalConversations Texting with Teresa on MAN vs BEAST

 

Sometimes the best way to understand a thing is to talk it out with another person. Teresa and I do a lot of Bible studies using the “Book of Secrets” method and it sharpens our understanding of God’s Word with such clarity. This process of discovery is one of our greatest joys we share together and so we thought it might be nice to share our musings together to help you understand the same. Again you need to look at the Bible as if the world is really you and the stories are all about ideas that are in you and not as people. The whole Bible is written in living allegories and knowing the way to see it and read it changes everything. The real secret is in hidden in the names.

 

Teresa and I are very advanced in our studies and so some of this may be a little hard to grasp at first but the video series on this site should really help clear things up.

 

BIBLE “Book of Secrets” KEYS

  • HEAVEN=SKY=FATHER=SUPEREGO
  • FIRMAMENT=WATERS=MOTHER=EGO
  • CARNAL=EARTH=BEAST/CHILD=ID

It’s all about you! The WORLD/HOUSE is the SOUL/MIND inside you.

 

 

Text Conversation:
MAN vs. BEAST

 

#BiblicalConversations Texting with Teresa on OMNI

 #BiblicalConversations:
Texting with Teresa on OMNI

 

Sometimes the best way to understand a thing is to talk it out with another person. Teresa and I do a lot of Bible studies using the “Book of Secrets” method and it sharpens our understanding of God’s Word with such clarity. This process of discovery is one of our greatest joys we share together and so we thought it might be nice to share our musings together to help you understand the same. Again you need to look at the Bible as if the world is really you and the stories are all about ideas that are in you and not as people. The whole Bible is written in living allegories and knowing the way to see it and read it changes everything. The real secret is in hidden in the names.

 

Teresa and I are very advanced in our studies and so some of this may be a little hard to grasp at first but the video series on this site should really help clear things up.

 

BIBLE “Book of Secrets” KEYS

  • The world is really you.
  • You are a reflection of God.
  • God rules the world outside you
  • You rule the world inside you.

 

 

Text Conversation:
OMNIPOTENT,
OMNISCIENCE,
OMNIPRESENT
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

 

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#BiblicalConversations: Texting with Teresa on Judgment

#BiblicalConversations:
Texting with Teresa on Judgment

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Sometimes the best way to understand a thing is to talk it out with another person. Teresa and I do a lot of Bible studies using the (#BibleBOS) “Book of Secrets” method and it sharpens our understanding of God’s word with such clarity. This process of discovery is one of our greatest joys we share together and so we thought it might be nice to share our musings together to help you understand the same.

 

Again you need to look at the Bible as if the world is really you and the stories are all about ideas that are in you and not as people. The whole Bible is written in living allegories and knowing the way to see it and read it changes everything. The real secret is in hidden in the names.

 

Teresa and I are very advanced in our studies and so some of this may be a little hard to grasp at first but the video series on this site should hopefully help clear things up.

 

BIBLE “Book of Secrets” KEYS

👨 Man (Aggressive) = Knowledge or Ideals
👩 Women (Passive) = Wisdom, IE. Relating to the Self
💑 Marriage = To join concepts to the self and to personally have
INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE of a concept as being self-relational.
👶 This conception then brings forth new ideals 👨.

 

Text Conversation:
Judgment & Free Thought

 

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So, by this point I’m sure it has become rather obvious that I have opened Cactus Flower Naturals on Etsy, to sell natural and organic bath and skin care products. As part of my journey, I was given the freedom to explore my passions and creativity. And it seems that I have a bit of a predilection toward creating something not only useful, but healing and beautifying as well.

I thought that today, I would give a little bit of the back-story on my journey to Cactus Flower Naturals and the thoughts behind it. Continue reading Cactus Flower Naturals and Deals!

365 Day Photo Challenge: Day 1

365 Day Photo Challenge: Day 1

Being inspired by Teresa’s 365 day photo challenge I decided to try my hand at it too.

Photo Day 1

Luke 13:22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

Teresa and I dream of a mobile life where we can take our ministry on the road.