King Of The Juice

Monday, April 1st, 2013

 

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice
Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

Yesterday, Christians all over the world celebrated Jesus. I was one of them. I admit though, that for most of my life the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg really did steal the show on Easter Sunday. Even in my adult yogi years I have been known to go out on my own version of a desperate ‘egg hunt’ on  Easter Sundays looking for any drug store to be opened and to hopefully find one or two of the always faithful giant Resse’s Peanut Butter Cups (in my view, disguised as holy candy) still available. They really are a favorite among many and are hard to find past 5pm on Easter Saturday.

Last week, a Champion Juicer moved into my house. Along with a 10 lb bag of carrots, both thanks to my sister who must make room in her kitchen for the needs of her twin toddlers.

So this year I thought that instead of succumbing to the peanut butter egg drama (which never leaves me feeling all bright and sunny on the inside), I would start a new tradition of making a big pitcher of carrot apple ginger juice for us all.

And so it happened.

My sister’s family and my own drank the juice and started our blessed Sunday with a healthy dose of fruits and veggies.

We really had one of the best days together in as long as I can remember. Yesterday was testament that good food in our lives equals good vibes all around.

The Champion Juicer is awesome! I can’t believe it lives in my kitchen now. We are destined to become great friends. And the Peanut Butter Egg….well, it will always be around at Easter if I need it.  But from here on out, I think I am much better off with The King of The Juice.

Time Zones

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

I came across this passage in morning reading about Centering Prayer which is an ancient Christian Prayer form that comes from Catholic tradition. I just love it when teachings from the religion of my birth and teachings of yoga and meditation intersect in sheer oneness and beauty.

The Greek Fathers distinguished between chronos and chairos. Chronos is chronological time: the steady flow of minutes, hours, days, and years. It moves along relentlessly, with steady, unflagging pace –no matter what is going on. It is totally equalitarian, flat, unvarying. Chairos is the time of grace, the fullness of the present moment, the all that is now. Each moment has its own uniqueness, its own fullness, its own quality. [Through methods of meditation and Centering Prayer we will more quickly) graduate into a life of chairos, a life that is filled with luminous Presence, great peace, a constancy in joy…–M Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O