Sometimes I’m into some strange stuff. It helps me to find some like-minded folks who appreciate the weird and wonderful in life, so I am sharing with you. And, in spending many of my days in solitude, putting my weirdness out there is more than a bit helpful. You are not alone if you also appreciate the weird, so here we go.:
Yep… we are harder to feed than ever, folks. Might as well just give us a stick to chew on and call it dinner. The difference is, now I am not alone in my weird eating. My husband jumped into the vat of veganism, too. Now, we just need to learn how to cook better. Currently I am on a first-name basis with ADT, who calls us every time I cook, because I set off the fire alarm. True story. Luckily my husband is a far better cook and is improving more and more by the day. Whew!
Fave Way to Waste 5 Minutes:
Book folding. Upcycle your old books and turn them into something new, fun and wonderful. I love books. I love paper folding (origami, anyone?). Put the two together and come up with an original combo meal. I am still a beginner, but it has been making me think. Some of the things I have made are: a heart (pictured above) in Laura Esquival’s La Ley del Amor (the Law of Love); an owl out of a Harry Potter book and gave it to my niece; and a lotus out of Les Miserable. A lotus you say? Here’s the Victor Hugo quote that inspired the lotus, “In the future there will be neither darkness nor thunderbolts; neither ferocious ignorance, nor bloody retaliation… In the future no one will kill anyone else, the earth will beam with radiance, the human race will love. The day will come… when all will be concord, harmony, light, joy and life.”
Woo-Woo Class of the Day:
Primordial Meditation by the Chopra Center. I have been a meditator for years and years, but this class has put me into a new realm. It’s truly life-changing and I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to take their practice to the next level. My most favorite take-away thus far is a practice called Recapitulation. Here’s the exact description from chopra.com:
Recapitulation, as taught by Deepak Chopra, is the act of reviewing your day from start to finish each evening just before falling asleep. This guided visualization can help you relax and even develop witnessing awareness—the fifth level of consciousness, known as Cosmic consciousness. It can also help cultivate lucid dreaming.
To do this, sit upright in your bed just before turning out the lights. Close your eyes and go back to the moment you woke earlier that morning. Review everything that you experienced from the time you woke up all the way to the present moment. Try to stay in a place of just observing your day rather than judging or evaluating your experiences. The recapitulation process should only take a minute or two. Don’t stop along the way and “hang out” in anything that happened along the way.