Hi Beautiful Beings….I just spent a wonderful afternoon at the Sonora Regional Hospital, giving Reiki to a friend. It never ceases to amaze me what an affect Reiki has on people, (places, animanls, plants, etc.) not only the people we are giving Reiki to, but all who we come in contact with in the hospital…from the Volunteers, Nurses, Doctors, Staff, Etc. There is so much interest in the hospitals these days regarding Reiki.( Did you know that in 2008 there were over 800 Hospitals that offered Reiki, in the United States… Wow!) Reiki sessions employ various hand positions either in gentle contact with, or slightly removed from the body; Clients remain fully clothed; typically, sessions last several minutes up to one hour. Reiki is a relaxing stress reducing technique that allows the body, mind and spirit to heal and is compatible with all Allopathic medicine— Surgeries, cancer, accident injuries, aids, strokes,diabetis, etc. Reiki can do no harm……..And as I was driving home I had this wild, wonderful idea….What a great gift to give to your loved ones, friends, family or any one you know who is in the Hospital, Nursing Home or Hospice…Wouldn’t it be a very special gift to give for the Holidays or anytime, letting them know that you love and care for them, even if you can’t be there…..So, this is what I came up with..I will be offering in Hospital, Nursing Homes or Hospice, Reiki Sessions……At Sonora Regional Hospital and the Mark Twain Hospital in San Andreas and other hospitals, nursing homes, etc in and around this area. All you need to do is contact me…I would be doing 15, 20, 30 minutes sessions or longer if needed and Gift Certificates will be available. If you are interested and want more information about Reiki, you can E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org…Reiki is one o the greatest gifts that you cqan give yourself and share with others. Why do I say this? Because Reiki is all about love, balance and empowerment. Gotta go…time for another Reiki Session…Love to all and Many, many Reiki Blessings. Dixie
Good Morning….I want to thank everyone again for attending our Open House at Elements, last Saturday and I promised to share my recipes for all the Herbal goodies we had…so here they are…(only 2, the rest will follow)…..I do need to add a little note, these cookies must be Magical…I shared them, later that night at a party and got a marriage proposal….Whoopeee….amazing what a good herbal cookie can do…..Love to all…
DARK CHOCOLATEMINT, PEPPERMINT CRACKLE COOKIES
Note: all ingredients are ORGANIC
1-1/2 c flour; 1/2 c raw sugar;1/4 c unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder; 1/2 tsp. baking powder; 1/2 tsp. sea salt; 1/2 cup loosley packed chocolate mint leaves and 1/2 c pepermint leaves ( you can use dried herbs, just use 1/2 amount as fresh); 1 c Semi-sweet choc. chips; 3eggs, lightly beaten; 6 tbls. unsalted butter; 1 tsp Vanilla extract(organic); 1/2 c raw sugar and 1/2 c powdered sugar( for rolling the cookie dough.
Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, set aside; in food processer blend mint and sugar until it looks like wet sand; on lowest setting melt the chocolate and butter in a sauce pan, stir often to avoid scorching, remove, stir until completely melted, then pour into large bowl and add the mint sugar and stir. When chocolate is cooled a little, add the eggs, vanilla and stir; add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and mix then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or longer ( I actually left them in for about 3 hours, worked ok, I think you could even leave it in the refer. overnight); Preheat the oven to 350 degrees; then roll into small balls, using teaspoon or scoop, roll cookies in raw sugar/granulated sugar first then into the powdered sugar, place on greased/sprayed cookie sheet, about an inch apart…bake for 10 -12 Minutes (depending on your oven)…Remove and let cool for 5 minutes then place on cooling rack…this should make about 3 dozen…..Have fun and enyoy…
LEMON VERBENA-LEMON BALM COOKIES WITH LEMON BUTTERCREAM
1/2 c butter; 1 egg, beaten; 1 tsp lemon rind; 1/4 tsp sea salt; 1/2 tsp lemon extract; 1 1/2 tbls dried lemon verbena or 3 tbls. fresh; 1/2 tbls dried lemon balm or 1tbls fresh; 1 c sugar; 1tsp vanilla; 11/2 c flour, sifted; 1 1/2 tsp baking powder. Cream butter and sugar ( I use my food processor, much easier); Mix in vanilla lemon rind, lemon extract and lemon verbena and lemon balm; add sifted flour, baking powder. Roll the dough and form a log about 2″-3″ in diameter, roll in wax paper and refrigerate for 1 or more hours, then slice into 1/4 pieces and bake on a greased cooked sheet, Bake at 400 for 8-10 min (depening on your oven). Cool on cooling rack. Then prepare the Lemon Buttercream Icing: 1 /2 cup butter; 1 c powdered sugar; 1 tblsp. lemon juice ; and 1/2 tsp. lemon peel…then frost and enjoy…..Many, many Green Blessings….Love & Hugs