Beliefs

Starrdust: Creating Space

After a couple months of house guests and pet sitting, we spent the day cleaning everything.  We were rearranging, reevaluating, relocating and releasing. We found dust in corners we forgot we had, and shoes that hadn’t been worn in years. As I considered more meaningful implications of this…

A Lucky Stroke

There are clichés using the word, ‘Light’, with which we are all familiar. We might say we, “see the light”, or we are, “in the light”, but how many of us think of ourselves, “giving light” to others? That is my intention, my ‘hope’. November 18, 2012, was…

Mother’s Teachings

I recall fond childhood memories of Sunday mornings eating breakfast, washing up, and dressing in my tailored garments, sewn by my mother. We would be headed down County Road 29 to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Orville Alabama. It was a small white church — the kind that…

Light v/s Dark

It seemed to shout in my head! It became blinding, yet healing. It is presence, it is Now! It was a difficult subject for me to find words for! Hahaha! Bear with me all, my mind wants to jump all over the place on this one. Who would…

Starrdust: The Real Secret

At home, I am the first one to wake up. I start the coffee and wake up Pepper, the Parrot. I talk to him in that high-pitched voice we all have for babies and animal companions. I remove and fold the sheet that covers his condo-cage at night,…

Keep Crawling

Initially, I started this piece out by asking a question: I wonder what they would think if they knew I was okay with dying today? Would they hear me or would they go on with life as usual? Can you picture yourself in a desert? You’re not even…

Living from Within

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some Passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou Passion is a loving energy that creates a healthy, strong, and joyous affection internally. It manifests on the exterior. I…

THOSE POWERFUL MOUNTAINS

Having been assigned a task, which is to give you, the reader, the Jewish perspective, I realize that that’s not nearly so easy as it sounds. There’s an old joke among Jewish people that if you put two Jews together in a room, ask them a question and…

Welcome to the first issue of Garden Spices “Now, Heal!”

Welcome to Garden Spices Magazine! The gate of Garden Spices (GS) opens to a vibrant array of living colors, shapes, life expectancies, and fragrances — diversity. Embracing diversity is what the world is commanding of us, as we make our way into an awareness of change. This awareness…