July, 2015

Power, Potency, Control, and Our Lives

    There are five powers in Buddhist tradition, each controlling a negative while they are positive in and of themselves. Power in Southern culture is something that everyone has but chooses carefully when to wield; the idea is to humble others by being humble yourself, and neglecting…

The Power of One. Use It.

I have never questioned that I had power. What I have realized is that I have been in situations where I have not used my power. Sound familiar? Power is, for me, the ability to use one’s influence to create or facilitate a positive outcome. At times power…

Struck By a Lightning Bolt

I had just walked out of the door at my mother’s house and I heard what sounded like someone had lit four or five packs of firecrackers at the same time. So upon a quick scan, I saw no people anywhere but saw the tree in front of…

Flower Power

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.” – Proverbs 3:27 Power… I really do hate the word, and all the negatives it brings to mind. Being a child of the 60’s will do that to…

Unknown In Its Origins Yet Available To All

When I think about power, images of The Olympics and gold medals come to mind. I think about physical strength and prowess. But that soon fades away when I begin to consider power beyond the gold medal. Power feels more eternal and rather nebulous. We don’t know where…

The Choice Is Yours

Words are powerful. We are told this from a very early age, but how do we really learn it, how do we really know? Although we lived quite near my elementary school, I rode the bus there and back. When I was very young it was before the…

The Power of Technology: Convenient Favorites

I love the convenience of new technology. Here are a few of my new favorite things I recommend to our readers. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do… Google Music – Google Music is a subscription music site that brings a world of music together…

From the Cradle to the Rocking Chair

My grandmother told me, when I was just a little baby, my mother used to put me to bed for the night, before she came over to babysit.  Apparently, if I knew grandma was there I wouldn’t sleep and cried and fussed the whole time she was watching…

Row: Imbued With Power!

You met Rowena Nichols in a previous issue of Garden Spices, where she gave us insight on her Lucky Stroke.  We are proud to introduce her new column, Row.  She is an ageless being with momentous perspective.  She is a gift to this magazine and to the universe….

Evolving

Power? Yes, I question this topic.  I don’t like what immediately comes to mind. My first view is the abuse of power, by those in control of our society, those in control of religion, and our world. It seems the power hungry are not ever fed.  Power makes many…