Monday, May 11, 2009


I found this is my inbox this morning:

Everybody has the same basic thing to forgive, and that was when we gave up the Spirit world and fell into the physical world.

We can look back and see where we thought, "I'll go down there and be back in just one life." Then we found out that we liked it here because it is a pretty nice place (in its own way). At some point, we come to the realization that we have to work this out.

So the basic thing we need to do is to forgive ourselves for forgetting that we are divine. That is the real message to open up the channel for our return to the Spirit.

Sometimes these daily messages are so deep you need waders on to even attempt reading them. But some days, like today, the message hits me. In a nutshell, we are all divine beings here on the planet having our human experiences. Some days, OK a lot of days lately, I'm way too hard on myself. My focus this week is to lighten up with myself. Let the negativity fall away and just be present with things going on in the moment. It's so important on a daily basis to recount the blessings we have and to look at the day with neutrality (and dare I say JOY???). Yes, joy is a choice. So is negativity. Which one do you think serves us better?

I'm cruising along with my quest to go vegetarian. This morning I made these kale chips which I put in my Bento Box for lunch today.

Check out the recipe

I'm also gearing up to get my Etsy shop up and running again. I'm planning to offer lots of happy art: aprons, journals, jewelry and much more. I'll keep you posted! What's that? You want a little sneak preview of a new item???? Ok, ok.....

What else am I JOYFUL about?

1. We are traveling this coming weekend to Breen's first triathlon of the season. I can't tell you how much I love being there to support him and see him as he crosses over the finish line!

2. I'm trying my hand at my own sushi rolls this week...thanks to the gift I bought myself for Mother's Day :))) Side note: I am trying to remain neutral about the price of sushi rice.

3. I'm going to slowly take the rest of this month to "Spring Clean" my art and jewelry supplies so that I can be ready to create some happy things.


  1. Cool necklace!!!

    Etsy has been going very slowly for me, but I still keep the page there and give the link out when I can. I sell more thru word of mouth and at craft fairs but I'd like to do much more online, I think it's just a matter of getting a following who will shop via PayPal. Not that I don't just love meeting someone at the bookstore for an order or getting an email when someone wants/needs something for themselves or a gift, but I would like it if they would also consider the webpage. One thing at a time I guess.

    Don't you have an asian grocery in Philly??
    We have one in Jersey, (korean) and it's divine!!! A little small, but they do carry quite a bit of things that the average grocery store does not. Like organic nori sheets for sushi! The sticky rice is more expensive but worth it. If you find that you like making the roll ups you can get a BIG bag of that rice and it's cheaper buying it in bulk. Our store has a section of fresh sashimi and kimchi and soups, etc. and a decent stock of fresh veggies like bok choy, asian radish, avocado.... ETC.
    Our store even has a little section for buying oriental dishes and chopsticks, etc.

    Good luck with the sushi rolls. Just takes a little practice! Make sure you pull the mat tight as you roll them. I'm sure they'll be delish!! You can always just cut the nori wrapper in a large square, lay out some rice and veggies and then roll it up into a cone shape.

    Happy creating!

  2. Oh! That necklace looks like a Japanese artifact! It's gorgeous and has a spiritual feeling to it.

    And the bento box...


    Fabulous! :)

  3. I too like the necklace and am excited about your etsy shop. The kale recipe sounds great as well, since I love chips but want to stay away from carbo-fat loading. Kale is so rich in nutrients but not too tasty to me, so will be glad to try this one. Thanks Jane...Blessings, O

  4. I can't wait till you get your shop up and running

    peace and hugs

  5. I love this entry, Jane. Forgiving ourselves for doing what the physical world requires of us is so difficult and so necessary. The divine world calls us with such a smaller sweeter voice, I hope this period of transition allows you to tune your ear to that voice.