happy birthday Rique!!!

Its my cousins birthday today! :)
I adore him. So i am going to go over to his beautiful hollywood hills home and bake cookies.
I know i haven't mentioned this before but at the present moment i have taken on a new lifestyle. MACROBIOTICS!
its all about living a healthy life in every way, through food and spirituality.
its amazing. i have only been eating this way for a week, but i tell you, i have NEVER felt better inside. and the amount of cooking i have done is insane. i love learning to make new things, especially the types of food that nobody else i know seems to make. i mean, who makes miso soup and brown rice morning cereal. yumm!
so today i have decided to bake my first macrobiotic dessert, OATMEAL COOKIES!!!!

i am so excited!

the beauty in life....

at the moment i cant help but be soo grateful for EVERYTHING that God has provided for me. today i saw the beauty in so many things around me. a rainy window pane, a mother feeding ice cream to her child, a girl grabbing the hand of her little brother as they crossed the road, a father tossing his daughter in the air on the sidewalk, and the most fabulous pair of purple cristian louboutins on a very hip older lady. what a blessing to be able to appreciate all of these things!

God bless...

daily inspiration...

Friday, July 18
What is Light, spiritually speaking?It's joy. It's unconditional love and compassion. It's that which animates us and fills our body with life.And you experience it all the time. Any moments in which you feel genuinely happy, when joy floods through you...that's the Light. When you are pleased by a job well done, when you are tingling from falling in love, when you are perfectly relaxed on a boat on the ocean, when you are laughing so hard with friends that you think you're going to explode, when you watch someone you love earn something they deserve. The source of all of this is the Light.The Light is on 24/7. We only need to step back from our rational, self-serving minds, and let it do its magic.Allow yourself to feel the Light today. Just let yourself experience the joy, love and compassion that is inside of you. That's it.

love quotes...

"We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, and hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives."-anonymous

kabbalah daily inspiration

Tuesday, July 15

One illusion in life that gets us into lots of trouble is the feeling that there isn't enough good stuff to go around.It's like watching your favorite dessert being sliced before your eyes and everyone reaching in for a big, thick piece, and it's still nowhere near your turn. You start thinking you're going to be left out, so you quickly come up with strategies to make sure you definitely get your share.Most of our daily thoughts involve keeping someone else from getting theirs.Now imagine the relief you'd feel if the waiter walked out of the kitchen carrying two more trays of dessert, fresh out of the oven, and announced that there were several more baking. You'd realize then that there was more than enough for everybody. And you'd realize that there was no need to expend all that energy on stressing over your slice, the size of it, the quality, the order in which you received it. You could have relaxed and just enjoyed yourself the whole time.Keep working, moving forward, sharing and caring about the people who cross your path. You'll get your slice in due time. The harder you work for it, the tastier it'll be.
* Yehuda Berg...kabbalah.com

the power of prayer

Saint Theresa's Prayer

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on

the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom

to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.
(a friend sent me this through email today. and it was just the perfect sentiment at the perfect time! i love you dana!!!)