Monthly Archives: July 2016

Diva Musings-Spirit

Standard
Spir·it; noun
1.the nonphysical part of a person that is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.”we seek a harmony between body and spirit”
2. those qualities regarded as forming the definitive or typical elements in the character of a person, nation, or group or in the thought and attitudes of a particular period  “the university is a symbol of the nation’s egalitarian spirit”
Verb: 
1.convey rapidly and secretly.
“stolen cows were spirited away some distance to prevent detection”
Have you done a spirit check lately?  Have you scrubbed all of the dust bunnies from the attic of your mind to allow your spirit to shine through?  
Take Time to meditate today and feed your soul essence.  If there were no tomorrow would your last thoughts be one of peace and tranquility?  
The choice is your in every moment.  I write this to remind myself of the wisdom of the grandmothers and keep myself on track.  May the peace of the Universe be always with you.  
Namaste,
The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting-Fish Piccata with Veggies

Standard

Ingredients

  • 4 Lg Sheets Aluminum Foil
  • Cooking Spray To Coat Foil
  • 4 (4 Ounce) Fillets Of Halibut
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  • 2 Lg Lemons, Thinly Sliced And Seeds Removed
  • 8 Lg Cremini Mushrooms, Thinly Sliced
  • 1/2 Sm Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons Capers
  • 1 Cups Cooked Wild Rice or Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Broccoli

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange aluminum foil on a baking sheet and lightly spray cooking spray onto 1 side of each.

Place 1 halibut fish fillet over the cooked rice onto the middle of each piece of foil; season with salt and pepper. Layer lemon slices, mushroom slices, broccoli, onion slices, and capers onto each halibut fillet. Fold foil over each halibut fillet creating a packet. Place packets on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Remove from baking dish to plate. Carefully slit open with a knife to release steam.

Foil Piccata Quick, easy clean up, and delicious!  Easy, Foil Packet Baked Fish Piccata with Rice and Veggies

Diva Musing-Are You There?

Standard

The world is allegedly overpopulated, in chaos and in need of fellowship everywhere.  Yet, not enough of us are reading our fellow bloggers who try to bring joy, wisdom and enlightenment to our world.  

Stay off the daily news for a few days.  It is all poison and ill gotten fantasy.  Read a good blog on human consciousness, poetic soul food or daily miracles.  It is far more uplifting, and much better for programming the grey matter for contentment.  You become what you think about all day long…(a quote said by every motivator or spiritual person, even Jesus, and Buddha in some context or other).  Seriously how are you programming your hard drive?

Better still, hug a human that may not get a hug all week, hug a furry pet or feed a hungry bird or other furry creature of Mother Nature’s family. The rewards are pleasingly great.

I see so many uplifting blogs, Facebook pages, and photos of nature.  However, I am choosing where I place my focus.  Certainly not main stream hell on earth newscasts. Just food for thought.  You’ve no one to blame when you fall asleep recapping (and burning your hard drive…subconscious mind..with chaotic crap.  

You awaken much more refreshed and ready for a joyful day if you take your first and last hour of each day and use it wisely.  What will you choose today?

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting- Spinach Roll Ups

Standard

8 Rolls   Oven 400°

Ingredients:

8 Oz. Cram Cheese

½ Tsp Garlic Powder

1 (10 oz) Frozen Spinach thawed and drained well

8 oz Monterrey Jack Cheese Shredded

2 Sm Scallions Finely Diced

1 Lg Egg

1 Tbsp Water

1 Box Puff Pastry Sheets (2 Sheets)

Directions:
Combine the Egg and Water and Beat until well mixed.
Combine Softened Cream Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, Garlic Powder and Onion in a bowl and mix well.
Add Spinach into the Cream Cheese Mixture and Fold into cream cheese mixture
Unroll Puff Pastry Sheets and Brush both sides with Egg and Water Mixture.
Spread Cream Cheese and Spinach Mixture over one side of the Puff Pastry.
Roll Up the Puff Pastry and Slice.
Place rolls on a Baking Sheet and bake at 400°F for 20 Minutes or until the Puff Pastry turns a golden color.

Is It Just Me?-Common Sense

Standard

Common sense is sound judgment in practical matters. We often speak of the need to develop “common sense,” which others call “prudence” or “discretion.” When you think about it common sense can be thought of as a combination of wisdom and discretion.  Wisdom is knowing what to do; discretion is knowing when and where to do it.  I am a firm believer in the fact that you cannot teach or train common sense!

Part of being a fool is having no common sense or being “void of understanding or awareness.   Most of us see the benefits of gaining wisdom. Many of us also know the folly of being a fool; in my case from errors of my youth.  The Christian Bible says in (Proverbs 13:16; 16:22; 26:11). Proverbs 3:13–14 , “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.”

Wisdom along the way allows us to see life the way nature intended. When we seek our own inner spiritual perspective, we can make decisions based upon their true and lasting significance rather than selfish interest. When we choose to make decisions based on wisdom  and experience alone, we are exercising common sense.

Common sense is often developed by learning from the consequences of such poor choices—the school street sense educates those of us willing to raise our vibration to notice. Everyone makes bad decisions at some point. The difference between the wise and the foolish is that one learns from their mistakes.   Other keeps repeating them. …”There are none so blind as those who will not see…”  Some people seem born with a more level head, while others are destined to fall into the abyss of their own ego and self-centered-ness. Wisdom and common sense should be continually pursued in order to experience the best that the Universe has to offer.  As always it is your Choice; choose wisely.

Inspired by….www.gotquestions.org 

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Tastings-Dill & Salmon Biscuits

Standard
These appetizers are perfect for a afternoon tea party–serve in festive baking cups with cream cheese and capers. An oolong tea is a perfect paring.
Biscuits Salmon Dill
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Lg Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Snipped Fresh Dill Plus Additional For Serving
  • 4 Ounces Smoked Salmon (lox-style), Divided
  • 1/2 Cup Whipped Cream Cheese, Softened
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with twelve Foil Baking Cups; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside.
Whisk together buttermilk, eggs, butter, and dill in a 2-cup measure. Add all at once to flour mixture. Gently stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Chop 2 ounces of the smoked salmon. Gently fold in salmon.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each three-fourths full.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool in cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Split the muffins and spread split sides with cream cheese. Sandwich some of the remaining 2 ounces smoked salmon in between muffin halves. Garnish with additional fresh dill.

Minor Rant-Communication….

Standard

Male or Female …I don’t care …most of our problems come from lack of honest communication.  I use to tell my son when he started dating.  Don’t be a dork with a remote in your hand who doesn’t listen.  Learn to listen, offer opinions if asked, and follow up to make sure you understood the full meaning of a conversation. 

I further suggested…if you begin this, do not ever give up the procedure until you die.  Consistency in this task is crucial.  I think so many relationships (family, friends, co-workers etc.) fail because we are all in a hurry and don’t stop for a face to face discussion…not text, not email, not we’ll finish later on the run…FACE TO FACE!

Now don’t get me wrong.  There are those in my own family I tried with for 30 years. All I got was rudeness, failure to respond and cold shoulders.  The Universe wants us to love and forgive.  When you know you have done your best, with only good intentions…STOP! It’s OK to love and forgive, but not keep beating your head against a wall, trying with someone who will never care.  Face facts and move on,  wishing them love and light. Others DO NOT GET TO VOTE when you decide enough is enough.  The Karma Cops will do the rest.  

Bottom line communication is key in all aspects of life but no one wants you to be stupid and waste time. The world is too full of beautiful people who will communicate.  Surround yourself with these people and keep the downers at bay.  

Namaste,

The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting-Chicken Breasts w/Artichokes

Standard

Chicken Breast Cutlets with Artichokes and Capers

  • 1 Cup wheat or white flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins or strips
  • 2 Cups Cremini Mushrooms Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar quartered marinated artichoke hearts, with liquid
  • 1/4 Cup capers
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 Cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Combine flour, salt, and white and black peppers. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour and shake off excess.

Heat canola oil and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook until golden brown on both sides, and no longer pink on the inside; set aside.

Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, scraping the bottom of the pan to dissolve the caramelized bits. Add artichoke hearts and capers, mushrooms, return to a simmer, and cook until reduced by half.

Whisk butter into sauce until melted. Place cooked chicken back into pan, and simmer in the sauce for a few minutes to reheat. Serve on a platter sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley

Serve over your favorite Cooked Rice

 

Diva Musing-Collective Conscious

Standard

Collective Consciousness

I had a question arise in meditations that prompted some looking around. This is one sources speculation, opinion and thoughts on the topic……

Apart from the individual consciousnessat everyone has, there’s also a collective consciousness. This can be looked at as a sort of invisible field that surrounds the planet, in which all gathered knowledge is available.

Animals have a much stronger connection to the collective consciousness than humans, and this explains how they instinctively can do things that they consciously have never learned. In many cases they also lack the brain capacity to be able to understand what exactly they’re doing. Like a colony of ants, that can build a fantastic underground fortress, complete with ventilation systems (1). Because they can draw from all experiences that all ants ever had before, they know exactly what they should and shouldn’t do to build a beautiful fortress.

Another quality in the collective consciousness of ants is: they always know whether their queen is alive or dead. You can take their queen away and put her at the other end of the world and the ants will keep on working. As soon as she dies, however, they will stop work immediately.

Hundredth monkey effect

Also the well known “hundredth monkey effect” (2) comes from the collective consciousness. A few decades ago scientists who were studying macaques on the Japanese islands, discovered that many monkeys ignored the fruits that washed ashore on the beach. After all they were covered in sand. However, there was one female that did know what she had to do with them. She picked the fruits up, walked over to a well, washed them and ate them. It didn’t take long before other, especially younger macaques, ‘aped’ this behaviour, and also enjoyed these sweets. This group slowly expanded further, until apparently a switch took place in the consciousness of the group, and from one day to the next all monkeys started washing their fruits. And not only on their island, but also on the surrounding islands. Even though these monkey colonies were not in contact with each other.

We humans are with our individual consciousness also in contact with this collective consciousness. And not only our knowledge is part of this ‘field’, also all our thoughts and intentions are incorporated in it. It determines who we are, as a species, and what our world looks like. When an individual has a new idea, then from that moment on it’s part of the collective consciousness, and it’s easier for others to have the same idea (3)
Barring exceptions

The strange thing in our case though, is that we’re being governed by rulers who absolutely don’t want certain matters, that are known in our collective consciousness, to actually become part of our society.

For example in the field of free energy, ground-breaking discoveries were being done by great inventors like Nikola Tesla at the start of the last century, that could have supplied the whole world with free power forever. This knowledge was as always directly incorporated in our collective consciousness. But because the establishment, that’s making big money on the oil industry, doesn’t want this, it’s not visible in our society. Not only was Tesla himself chased out of his laboratory and later murdered (4), the same happened to all other inventors who since then came forth with similar inventions. One by one they were bribed, threatened, or murdered by the secret service.

The magnetic motor for example, one of the simplest principals of free energy, has resided for centuries in our collective consciousness. That’s why it’s being invented over and over again, even by students who make it as a project for physics and naturally get an A for it from their teacher(5). But because the Illuminati systematically nip all efforts in the bud to make this invention big, most people still think that free energy is an illusion. And the same goes for all other subjects that we, among others, write about on this site.

DNA

DNA has a direct influence on the collective consciousness, and as mentioned, our collective consciousness creates our reality. Your own DNA responds to your thoughts and feelings, so you can use your DNA to influence the world. When a single individual tries this, the effect isn’t that great yet, although it’s greater than you would expect. Experiments in the past have shown this (6). But when large groups focus on a certain effect at the same time, the result is much more noticeable, and even the behavior of people in cities or soldiers in an army can be influenced.

If the whole world would focus on a certain outcome at the same time, for example peace or free energy, then this outcome would manifest itself immediately. The world would literally change from one moment to the next, the illuminati wouldn’t be able to do anything about it at all. The influence of DNA on reality is that powerful. But because the largest part of humanity doesn’t have any idea about this, and are being held in a constant state of fear by the elite through the media, this reality is unfortunately still not a fact.

Because of the awakening of humanity this is however rapidly changing, and the elite aren’t succeeding anymore in manipulating the world as they want to. They’ve had to freeze their plans for a New World Order a long time ago. The only thing that has to take place now is a breakthrough, in which humanity becomes free once and for all and the conscious preparation for Ascension can begin.

Law of Attraction

The principal of a reality that adjusts itself to our consciousness, is being called the “Law of Attraction”. The definition of this law is simple:

Everything that exists, has a certain frequency (vibration). Frequencies work magnetically. So everything that you create, attracts more of the same.

In reality this manifests itself in a way that everything that you put energy into, like thoughts and feelings, constantly creates situations in your life and brings people into your life that suit this. So you largely determine your own fate. If you would consciously change your thoughts and your feelings, then this alone would also change the rest of your life.

For higher civilizations this Universal Law is already a piece of cake. On Earth however, a lot of people aren’t familiar enough with it to use it to their benefit. It’s not an easy law, because it’s a quantum law that works in a mysterious way for us. It goes through the highest intelligence of life itself, so it’s not a “simple” law of nature that shows a direct effect. Sometimes a desired outcome only manifests much later, and in other cases it never does at all.

That’s because life doesn’t only consist of this one Universal Law, as books like “The Secret” claim, but is in reality a mixture of countless laws and forces, that together form one whole. Karma or your soul contract for example, can be factors that hinder a desired outcome. You can visualize all you want that you’re becoming a millionaire, but when you’ve chosen in your soul contract to experience “lack”, for example lack of money or love, then this outcome will never be a reality. The energy of your efforts will benefit you in a certain way, because energy is never lost, but your guardian angel will always make sure that your soul contract is being executed. So he or she will stop the big money, that maybe indeed would have manifested for you through the Law of Attraction, from reaching you.

That may bring a lot of frustration during your life, because on tv you see all these happy people talking about how much money they’ve made through the Law of Attraction, while you’re not succeeding. But once you’re backstage again, you’ll probably be thankful for all the wise insights that this experiencing of “lack” has brought you.

Taken from: http://thegreaterpicture.com/collective-consciousness.html

Diva Tastings-Caprese Chicken in Foil

Standard

CAPRESE CHICKEN IN FOIL

Ingredients:

4 (6 oz each) boneless skinless chicken breasts
¼ Cup basil pesto
8 oz sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
2 large (Roma) tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each, halved
½ Tsp Italian seasoning
¼ Tsp salt
¼ Tsp pepper
Fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps:

375 ° oven Cut 4 (18×12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.

Using sharp knife, cut 4 crosswise slits about 3/4-inch apart in top of each chicken breast, carefully cutting almost to bottom of chicken breast, but not through. Place each chicken breast on center of each foil sheet.

Spoon slightly less than 1 teaspoon pesto into each slit in chicken breast. Place 1 mozzarella slice and 1/2 tomato slice in each slit. Sprinkle evenly with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.

Cook 30 minutes in a 375 ° oven- or longer; until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove packs from oven. Carefully fold back foil; garnish with fresh basil leaf.

Variation: Vegetarians can substitute a portobello mushroom in place of the chicken