I used to shake when I saw Hagal. Now I know that something greater is happening behind the scene, something beneficial. Something must die so that something new can emerge. Life is paved with little deaths, I embrace both the changes and the challenges. #runes #runesdontlie #runicinnerwork #changeisgood #towardselfmastery #hagalaz
|“People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.”|
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Even though we are less active during Fall & Winter, the cooler/colder temperatures and the exposure to the elements often requires spending more energy doing things. Out body requires more nutrients to keep warm and functioning well (as in not getting sick).
That’s the reason why I like having a mini “vitamin” garden indoors during that time: I grow various sprouts, shoots & microgreens for nutrition & taste…And also because I find it fun and relaxing :).
Hagalaz is a tough but fair teacher. Once you understand and accept that the only constant is change, you are yourself self-actualizing. You are not the one you were yesterday: your mistakes, wrong doings, people around you…etc. Everything affects you one way or another. Everything helps shaping who you are and sharpening your vision. Stop telling yourself stories that anchor you in the past. What once worked for you, doesn't work anymore? Whatever! Move on…Every little death brings rebirth. Redefine your self, redefine your work but don't pigeonhole yourself with labels and words that will prevent you from morphing and evolving…You are, after all, a work in progress and a future masterpiece. Let your heart be a compass : whatever nourishes you, whatever brings you joy is the way to go. This is your path, nobody else is walking in your shoes, people's approval is irrelevant. Laugh at Hagal and keep moving… #runes #runesdontlie #runicinnerwork #inneralchemy #hagalaz #transformation
While I’ve been blending and drinking tea for a very long time, I recently became interested & curious about tea varietals…Which is a new world for me and for anyone going beyond the white, green & black teas.
Furthermore, and according to Chinese Medicine, you are supposed to drink certain teas at certain times of the year in order to attune the body (and its organs) with the elements & the seasons…Which makes sense to me. Each tea has a different energy, due to the terroir, how old the tree is, if it’s wild or cultivated, how the tea was dried/stored/fermented…And of course, you will like or dislike a tea depending on your own taste, needs, and “energetic compatibility”. You will not drink the same tea whether you are trying to meditate or focus on your work – you will have to choose your tea accordingly. I find the topic fascinating…
If you wish to know more on the topic, here’s a brief but interesting article: https://m.teavivre.com/info/proper-drinking-time.html
Here are some fine tea purveyors for you to extend your palate, knowledge, and curiosity:
Happy brewing! 😉