Forgiving and Letting Go
Find a beautiful jar and begin to fill it each day with affirmations and prayers to the Universe on forgiveness and letting go of thoughts that serve no purpose. Pull them out and reread them at the end of each month.
Don’t let the thoughts that caused you to write them flow into your mind. Only feel the words of forgiveness and letting go. Let them permeate you with each new breath. Healing process that can work for you must be engaged in each day with commitment and passion.
Let the healing begin.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables
- 6 Large Potatoes, Diced
- 1 Jar Roasted Red Peppers Chopped
- 1 Fennel Bulb, Diced
- 1 Zucchini, Diced
- 6 Cloves Garlic
- 6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Teaspoons Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Vegetable Bouillon Powder
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Rosemary
- 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the potatoes, peppers, fennel, zucchini, and garlic in a large zip bag. Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the vegetables. Sprinkle the salt, bouillon powder, and rosemary over the top. Shake the mixture in the bag until the vegetables are coated.
Bake in the preheated oven until tender, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Stir the balsamic vinegar into the vegetables; serve immediately.
For The Dough:
1 Cup Unsalted Butter
6 Ounces Cream Cheese
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
For The Filling:
1½ Cups Light Brown Sugar
1 ½ Cup Chopped Pecans Plus More For Sprinkling On Top
2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter Melted
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare mini muffin pans by greasing cups if it is not a nonstick pan; set aside.
2. To make the dough, beat together the butter, cream cheese and flour on low speed of a stand or hand mixer until all of the flour is incorporated. Divide the dough into 48 pieces and roll into balls. Place on a plate or in a zip-top bag and refrigerate for about an hour.
3. Either press the dough balls into the muffin cups and up the sides, or flatten the balls slightly with your palm and use a rolling pin to roll into a disk about 2-3 inches in diameter (a little larger than the size of the muffin cup opening) and place into the muffin cups.
4. To make the filling, mix together the brown sugar, chopped pecans, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extra with a spoon and then evenly divide it between the dough-lined mini muffin cups. Top each with some additional chopped pecans.
5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are set. Cool for a few minutes in the muffin cups and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. The tassies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
The dictionary defines bitterness as shown below.
sharpness of taste; lack of sweetness.
“the lime juice imparts a slight bitterness”
sharpness, acidity, pungency, acridity, tartness, sourness, harshness, vinegariness, acerbity
anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment.
“he expressed bitterness over his dismissal without notice”
We are all human and all prone to bouts of emotion where we feel resentment toward a person/s or situation/s. Like anger, it eats us alive, yet it is one of the hardest emotions to overcome other than a broken heart.
I have to make a choice each time my unconscious throws a bitterness trigger into my current thoughts. I have to choose to feel that crappy feeling or redirect my mind to happier triggers. I can think of my dogs, I can think about taking a trip or baking someone a treat, the list goes on and on. The bitterness wants to sit like a gargoyle on my mind and make me loose productive time. I must choose to NOT let that happen.
No matter what your education, your level of wisdom achieved, level of enlightenment or your gentle temperament, we all have a trigger of bitterness that can slap us like a wet sponge in the face at any time of day or night. Deny it if you will. However, I choose to admit my human frailty and work on being able to overcome this demon-influenced behavior as fast as I can. I compete with myself on getting rid of it as fast as I can. I challenge myself to think grateful, joyful thoughts. Its so hard because unfair treatment by thoughtless, self righteous, parvenus can hurt forever.
Don’t berate yourself for being human. The person or situation my be ongoing for a lifetime. But our response to these triggers can be controlled by us. We can choose to think past it to more joyous thoughts. Choose wisely; your health and spirit depend on us to learn to do that.
I’m an old crone, and I still struggle with this one, because people choose to bring up these things like tortuous demons. I now avoid a lot of those people and I find live better. Do the things that help make our life and our thoughts better. The Universe intended us to be in a state of Joy and anything otherwise is our choice.
We send you love and light in all of your struggles and we wish you the joy of finding peace of spirit because you have learned to make better choices.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista