Saturday, July 27, 2013

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~The Harmony Ethic is a system based upon caring for fellow human beings through the expression of deep respect and kindness...this is a way of the harmonious survival, it also emphasizes the presence of choice. To the Cherokee, a person has just as much choice in creating harmony as he does in creating disharmony and social disruption..~♥
~Medicine of the Cherokee~
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Elder's Meditation of the Day July 27


Elder's Meditation of the Day July 27
"Let us put our minds together as one."
--Irving Powless, Sr., ONONDAGA
If we sat in a circle and put an object in the center of the circle and we all described what we saw, everyone would see different points of view from each other. Some would even see opposites because they would be sitting on opposite sides of the circle. In other words, you don't have to see what I see for you to be right. In fact, everyone in the circle is right based on their own point of view. If we are willing to listen to everyone's point of view, then we can get a more accurate description of the object in the center. This is one way to put our minds together. When we get the clarity from each other, we should give thanks and be grateful to each other.
Grandfathers from the four directions, guide me today with Your wisdom from the east, from the south, from the west and from the north.

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“You have love for all that has been placed on this earth, not unlike the love of a mother for her son, or of a son for his mother, but a bigger love which encompasses the whole earth. You are just a human being, afraid, weeping under that blanket, but there is a great space within you to be filled with that love. All of nature can fit in there”~Lame Deer





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Friday, July 26, 2013

HempFest August 16-17-18, 2013

Native American Pride

Steve DurandNative American Warriors






THE DAKOTA UNITY RIDERS ARE HEADING FOR THE UNITED NATIONS MEETING IN NEW YORK CITY ON 8/9/13 - BRINGING A MESSAGE OF PEACE FROM DAKOTA NATION ALBERTA CANADA TO NEW YORK CITY OVER 3000 MILES BY HORSE BACK. THEY ARE IN NEED OF DONATIONS FOR FOOD , GAS FOR VEHICLES THAT ARE FOLLOWING THEM AND FOOD ,WATER FOR HORSES, IF YOU CAN HELP THERE IS A LINK BELOW FOR ANYONE TO JUST DONATE ONE DOLLAR. PLEASE DONATE IF YOU CAN..THANK YOU...

Elder's Meditation of the Day July 26


Elder's Meditation of the Day July 26
"These are our times and our responsibilities. Every human being has a sacred duty to protect the welfare of our Mother Earth, from whom all life comes. In order to do this, we must recognize the enemy - the one within us. We must begin with ourselves..."
--Leon Shenandoah, ONONDAGA
The outside is merely a reflection of our insides. My mind is designed to tell me that I'm not crazy for thinking what I am thinking. Even if I have angry thought, my mind is giving me excuses and reasons why it is OK to think what I'm thinking. I need to be knowledgeable about the laws of harmony and balance. I cannot twist the laws to serve me, but I can adjust my life to serve the laws. This is the law - I am here to serve the Earth. The Earth is not here for me to misuse and abuse.
Oh Great Spirit, allow me the insight and knowledge of how to live in harmony and balance with my surroundings. Grant me change from within.

I don't think....

Thursday, July 25, 2013

1909 Sierras

Elder's Meditation of the Day July 25


Elder's Meditation of the Day July 25
"People need to wake up. They can't hear God's voice if they're asleep."
--Vernon Cooper, LUMBEE
Black Elk, a Sioux, talks about the hoop of many hoops. He says that above the people is a hoop, a conscience, the total belief of the people. If the hoop is sick, meaning dysfunctional, co-dependent, a lot of alcoholism, family abuse, violence, racism and sexual abuse, the people can get used to this and think this is normal. In other words, the people are asleep. If we have left the spiritual way of life, the people are asleep. If we are giving our power to another entity, the people are asleep. In most tribes, there are Coyote Clans. The job of the Coyote Clan people is to wake the people up. They need to become a nuisance and irritate the people. We must return to the spiritual walk.
Oh Great Spirit, keep me awake today. Let me hear the voices of our ancestors...let me hear the voices of the Grandfathers. Because everybody is doing it doesn't make things right. Let me hear the truth today and become a coyote for the people. Give me the courage to be willing to be different. Let me walk straight on the Red Road.

Girl and Horse

Cougar Rock 2013



Rose Ross and Stars Aflame finished 11th at Tevis this year in Easyboot Glue-Ons. Here they are going up Cougar Rock.

Coffin Bone Angles

One Skillet Enchiladas

uesday, July 23, 2013

SIMPLE ONE-PAN SKILLET ENCHILADAS {GLUTEN-FREE}

skillet enchilada
If there’s one thing we appreciate in this family it’s good and easy-to-prepare Mexican cuisine! Mostly because, coming from Southern California, we developed a liking for it early on, and also because a lot of it tends to be “naturally gluten-free”.
One of our favorite recipes is enchiladas. Even the PICKIEST child in this family (you know who you are ….STEN! lol) will eat enchiladas, but, I hardly ever make them because they are a bit “labor intensive”.  All that dipping, and filling, and rolling, and arranging, and then BAKING is a bit daunting when you have hungry people in the house, and only minutes to get something together for dinner, before those people start getting “hangry!” :-)
This recipe that I spotted on one of my favorite blogs, No. 2 Pencil, is the perfect alternative to the more time-consuming traditional enchiladas. So quick and easy to make, you’ll have dinner on the table before a full-blown case of the “hangry’s” erupts amongst impatient diners!

skillet enchilada

ONE-PAN SKILLET ENCHILADAS

Adapted from No. 2 Pencil
Ingredients
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
12 corn tortillas
small white onion, diced
1 pound of lean ground beef
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large can of red enchilada sauce (28 oz or two small cans) (Make sure it’s gluten-free)
1 can of slices or diced black olives (optional)
1-2 cups of shredded mexican blend cheese
sour cream for topping
Instructions

skillet enchilada
Pile the corn tortillas together and cut them first into strips lengthwise (approx. 1 inch wide), then cut them again as a 90 degree angle. You will end up with a pile of little bite-sized tortillas.

skillet enchilada
Heat approximately 1 tablespoon of cooking oil into a large skillet and add the tortillas. Lightly toast the tortilla squares while tossing them lightly. Then they are lightly crispy, removed the tortillas in the pan to a paper towel for draining.

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skillet enchilada
Add the ground beef and chopped onions to the same skillet (salting and peppering to taste) and cooking together until beef is cooked through and the onions are soft.

skillet enchilada

skillet enchilada
Add the enchilada sauce and mix together well, then all the tortillas squares back into the pan and stir until combined.

skillet enchilada

skillet enchilada

Top with your favorite mexican toppings. I decided on sour cream, cheese and olives. (The olives were for ME…because I LOVE them! The men in this house scraped them off. Their loss!)
Not only is this simple and quick to make, it’s also quite nice to look at. (Even NICER to look at is your kitchen in general order because you only had to dirty one pan!)

What’s your favorite enchilada variation? 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baked Egg in avacado



One of the healthiest and yummiest breakfast/snacks ever!! High in protein and healthy fats. SO good for you! And delicious 
Ingredients:
Whole avocado 
Eggs
Cayenne pepper (or any spice of your choice)
Cheese (optional)

Remove the stone from an avocado. Scoop out a little more avocado to increase the size of the stone's crater. Crack an egg into the crater. Sprinkle with Cayenne pepper (cheese too if you desire). Bake in the oven at 180 degrees until egg is cooked to the level you like. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cheaper than Therapy

BEC Photography




10 Herbs that heal

10 Herbs that heal


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Elder's Meditation of the Day July 23


Elder's Meditation of the Day July 23
"...the greatest strength is in gentleness."
--Leon Shenandoah, ONONDAGA
Our Elders have taught us many lessons about becoming a Warrior and how to think and act like one. We have been told about the power of gentleness. We have been told about the power of the stillness. Physical power is about effort. Mental power is the opposite. It's about being effortless or less any effort. Gentleness is one of the greatest attributes of the Warrior and one of the greatest mental powers. It takes a lot of love to be gentle. Gentleness is not an ego word. Gentleness is the weapon of the Great Spirit.
My Creator, today I will be gentle with myself and with others. I will listen to the whisper of my heart and learn the power of being gentle.