Lite Pumpkin Pie Recipe

For those of you that don’t want to have pumpkin pie only once a year here is a lighter version just for you! Pumpkin is pretty low glycemic and filling with healthy fiber.

Baked pie with walnuts
Batter in the pie plate and ready for the oven

Ingredients

  • 5-6 inch pie plate (small)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 oz of evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp Truvia sweet complete
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • Sprinkle nutmeg
  • Sprinkle cloves
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • Walnuts (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Put almond flour at the base of your pie plate, covering the bottom. Without butter it won’t stick to the sides but adds a nice taste at the bottom.
  • In a separate bowl mix all the above ingredients until thoroughly mixed with a whisk. About a minute of whisking.
  • Pour pie mix into bowl with almond flour in it.
  • Place pie in oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  • Serve with whipped cream of choice, plain or with nuts as shown in picture. Enjoy!

Zatar Spiced Whole Wheat Flatbread Recipe

Zatar can be found in Vons, pictured to the right here
Whole wheat pita with Zatar spice sprinkled on top

A very simple recipe, the healthiest of the flat breads as it is only made of whole wheat flour, salt and water. A couple keys to making this work is to roll it out thin enough and to cook it on a hot enough skillet, otherwise you will have a gummy flatbread that lacks the characteristic brown spots.

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsps hot water
  • Sprinkle of salt, maybe 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp Zatar, more for finish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for cooking

In a bowl, combine wheat flour, salt, zatar and 3 tbsp of hot water. Mix together and form into a ball. Work together for about a minute in your hands. Put on a floured surface and roll into a flat piece, as flat as you can make it, maybe 2-3 mm thick.

Heat a skillet with a tbsp of olive oil. On a gas stove I heat it to medium. Cook the bread for about a minute on each side. You should get the characteristic brown spots or bubbles on each side. Sprinkle an additional amount of zatar and salt on top. Serve.

Note: to make healthier you can skip cooking it in oil in the skillet and cook in the oven, 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. It won’t have the characteristic crispy bubbles but still is good for dipping in Tikka marsala sauce.

Orange Chana Masala recipe

Warming up the sauce with chickpeas
Finished chana masala with vegetables
Sauce ready to cook in food processor

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 a mandarin or cutie orange juice, no skin
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste or fresh shaved ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chiles
  • 1 bay leaf, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, canned

Directions

  • Put all the ingredients and spices in a food processor other than the chickpeas and bay leaf. Chop and blend until mixed into a sauce.
  • Put a non stick pan on the stove and heat to medium. Place sauce and chickpeas with 1 bay leaf in the pan and stir to mix. Heat until warmed over and just starting to bubble.
  • Serve with Naan, other vegetables or rice. Enjoy!

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Chana Masala recipe

Finished chana masala with vegetables
Cooking the sauce with chickpeas and bay leaf
Sauce ready to cook in food processor

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste or fresh shaved ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chiles
  • 1 bay leaf, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, canned

Directions

  • Put all the ingredients and spices in a food processor other than the chickpeas and bay leaf. Chop and blend until mixed into a sauce.
  • Put a non stick pan on the stove and heat to medium. Place sauce and chickpeas with 1 bay leaf in the pan and stir to mix. Heat until warmed over and just starting to bubble.
  • Serve with Naan, other vegetables or rice. Enjoy!

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Baked Apples Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Dash cloves
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

Directions

  • You can either core the apples or cut them in half. Place them in an oven ready pan. Fill the bottom of the pan with 1/4 inch apple juice or water. Sprinkle the spice on top or if you cored the apples place the spices in the middle of the apples with the butter. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before enjoying!

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Pumpkin Spice Cake in Mug Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour (it can be whole wheat but it rises better with all purpose)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch cloves
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp milk

Mix all ingredients in a microwavable mug. Cook on high for 2 minutes (based on 1000 watt microwave). 1 minutes for 1200 watt microwave. Goes really well with vanilla bean ice cream. Let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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Insatiable Cravings during PMS

Source: Andrea Knight

For some of us the time before your period can spur a food binge, where even counting your calories is not a deterrent to over eating. It seems nothing can satisfy and nothing makes you feel full. In just a couple days you can undo all the hard work you put in a week.

Little Reasons Why

When pre menstrual syndrome starts your estrogen levels lower and progesterone increases. Estrogen at normal levels help you feel full like leptin and increased progesterone makes you feel more hungry. The thyroid also fluxuates at this time. These hormones can make you feel hungrier and less satisfied as your body now craves more sugar and carbs to “feel better”. This all adds up to insatiable craving even when not hungry.

What to do?

Well, not everything is as hopeless as your thoughts may tell you. That urge to go out to a restaurant and order everything on the menu is a secret call for help from your brain due to hormonal fluxuatuons.

Some recommendations:*

  • Drink a pint of water with lemon and 1 tbsp physillum husk. The husk expands in your system and provides hunger busting fiber.
  • Before you drive to Taco Bell and order a gordita with nacho chips, churro and large fries, make this meal instead: 1/2 cup 100% whole wheat pasta, 1 cup broccoli florets, 1 cup chopped spinach, 1 diced roma tomato, 5 sliced black olives. Use spices garlic powder, salt and pepper. Without using butter and oils to trigger more craving, this is super filling and healthy! If anything else, you’ll have less room for the gordita!
  • Any sugar, high fat and salt cravings you have use the psychological tip to tell yourself “Later”. This will calm the mind down for a time while you cook the meal above.
  • 500 mg magnesium -this not only helps with cramps during your period but helps with the chemical imbalance going on in your system
  • 200 mg 5-HTP (morning and night around 4 or 5pm) -this is a precursor to serotonin to help you feel better (mood booster and appetite surpressant)
  • 1000 mg L glutamine – help with sugar cravings
  • B complex – helps with serotonin production
  • Chromium (optional) – for sugar cravings
  • Inositol (optional) -helps with mood
  • Lay down for an hour, make sure your tummy is covered (heavy blanket or pillow) and your back as well. This will help comfort you and calm down any nerves.

Then take out your cell phone calendar. 3-5 days before your estimated period start these tips. Put the events as a repeated event monthly and link this article so you have all you need to suceed!

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By Andrea Knight

*The author of this blog is not a physican. Please refer to your primary care physican for any questions and plans to help with hormones and weight loss. Everyone’s physical system has variations and any supplement or weight loss plan should be reviewed by a physican before proceeding forward. Anyone following this advice assumes all responsibility and risks involved when not reviewing with a primary care doctor or specialist.

References

https://health.usnews.com/conditions/eating-disorder/binge-eating-disorder/articles/binge-eating-before-your-period

Vitamins and Supplements to Help With Binge Eating

Manifesting Money

A great illustration was brought to me today during a reading. Someone came to me with the common question around manifesting money.

We’ve been through the visualizations, the law of attraction exercises, and deep diving into energy blocks.

Spirit then showed me to shift our thinking. After we have visualized the money pouring down or the rivers of money flowing to us, now it was time to think about the consumer.

They showed me this visualization. Imagine you are on the other side, surrounded by white and on a white cloud. Another spirit approaches you and says, “I need more money.” What would you think? Well, yeah, we all do, right?

Instead, rewind and start over. Instead imagine you are approaching other beings and saying, “You know I have this great thing, it will make you happy, relaxed, peaceful, euphoric, give you a break in your day….” or something that is appropriate to your product or service.

Then I see the consumer spirit being happy, interested and following you where you want to go. Being grateful for the service or product that provided upliftment the spirit is more apt to click the link, leave a positive review, buy more, etc.

So next time you feel you’ve exhausted the methods of pulling money or flowing money to you, think of the customers perspective. How is what you are selling going to help them? Then visualize them with feeling being happy, grateful, at peace, relaxed or something else.

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Mint – Alchemy

Mint

Mentha X suavis

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA (house plant)

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: N/A

Leaves: Mint is recommended for areas that include abundance, health, spiritual energy, enthusiasm, and clearing energy (less foggyness and mental clarity). The leaves can be crushed or can be used whole. Candle manifesting is good as well as other rituals (I see a spread here with twigs and other manifesting tools on a rock).

One method involved taking a single mint leaf, washing it off, visualizing your desires with it in your hand, putting a single drop of water on it, then with the mint leaf above your head you tip the leaf so the water drops down into your mouth. End with please and thank you, amen.

The second ritual involved taking several leaves (washed and dried so can be lit), state your intention in your mind or out loud, with a visualization if possible, and roll them up. With them in your hand, light them, take them to your mouth. Blow through the tube and allow the rolled leaves to smoke. Do not inhale. Blow at least 3 times but more is OK, just not less than 3. Once it starts to burn put it down on a ceramic or fire safe dish to smoke. Recommended to do outside in a fire safe place. Allow the smoke and ash to blow away with the wind. Say please and thank you, amen as it smokes and blows away.

Guides indicate there are many ways to incorporate the leaves into rituals, you are not restricted to these few. Go with your intuition and clairvoyance.

Candle manifesting will be reviewed below.

Fruit/Nut/Cone: N/A

Flower: The flower of the mint plant can be used for manifesting and rituals. One method was to roll it on a surface to loosen the flower parts and then bring it to your mouth and blow for the flower to release the flower parts into the air. Different from many rituals on here, you would wait until after you’ve blown on the flower and its parts are airborne before visualizing. After you are done with visualizing end with please and thank you.

Another method with the flower is to add a mint flower, just one, to a wine barrel with wine in it to bless the wine. Before you drop it in hold it in your hand, visualize and state your desire for anyone who drinks the wine, and end with please and thank you. Drop the flower in and cork your wine barrel. I think very few of us will be able to take advantage of this one unless you own a vineyard, but very interesting to see indeed. Apparently not the same if done with a bottle, I was specifically shown a barrel.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: air spirits (sylphs), romantic nymphs, elves, sprites, mushroom spirits 🍄, some gnomes

Candle manifesting: Both the leaves and the flowers can be used in your candle manifesting. The areas discussed in the leaves topic are recommended areas.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: May be used for manifesting rituals of many kinds, as well as some healing poultices for breathing, sinuses, and spiritual energy cleansing for mental clarity*
  • Powder: Not recommended
  • Tincture: Yes, has some healing properties spiritually*
  • Tea: Can be used in teas but guides say no metaphysical effects, I concur, I haven’t noticed any either
  • Salve: Yes may be used for physical and metaphysical healing*

*Disclaimer: The contents of this blog is for metaphysical, educational and entertainment purposes only. Before using or ingesting ANY herb or plant for health reasons please consult a physician for advice.

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Waukegan Juniper – Alchemy

Waukegan Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis Moench

Specimen sighted: Fairivew, TX

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: N/A

Leaves: Used in candle manifesting below

Fruit/Nut/Cone: Berries can be crushed, I see someone smelling the odor from the crushed berries, they say good for the nasal and sinus passageways. Be sure you don’t have any allergies to the juniper.

Flower: Not used

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Many, fairies, gnomes, sprites, water spirits, I see mushrooms spirits as well

Candle manifesting: Leaves can be used to help manifest your desires. Put leaves on top of candle, light, prayer over candle, ask for what you desire. Anything is indicated here such as love, money, health, etc. Berries were not recommended.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: Yes can be used for skin and wound healing. (given no allergies)
  • Powder: Not recommended
  • Tincture: Could be used by a skilled scientist, for the average user without the chemistry knowledge, not recommended
  • Tea: Although there are juniper berry teas online, spirit did not recommend for metaphysical purposes
  • Salve: Yes, can be used for the skin and inhaled for the nasal and sinus relief (given no allergies).

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Blue Corn and Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe 🍂 🍁

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blue corn pancake mix (or find a corn pancake mix of your choice)
  • 2 tbsps pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Sprinkle nutmeg

Directions

  • This is a slight different take on the blue corn pancake mix, adjusted for Fall Flavors. I find the corn meal gives it a nice crunchy texture as opposed to pumpkin pancakes with flour.
  • Instead of following the package, mix only the above ingredients minus the coconut oil in a bowl until lumps disappear.
  • Heat a pan to medium heat and melt the coconut oil at the bottom.
  • Scoop 3 tbsps or more of the mix into the saute pan and cook for 5 minutes or until the bottom is a golden crispy texture.
  • Flip each of cake and cook for about 2-3 minutes more until the center is cooked through.
  • Serve with your favorite butter and/or syrup. Enjoy!

Harvest Fall Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup V-8 juice
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 small apple diced
  • 1/8 of orange, skin off
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Sprinkle nutmeg

Directions

  • Pretty, easy, put all ingredients in the blender and blend until mixed and the apples are pulp. Enjoy your healthy harvest smoothie! 🍂 🍁

Just came up with this one on a whim one night. Been in a harvest Fall mood since beginning of August and this is one of many new recipes to try.

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Source: Andrea Knight

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 0.5 tsp nutmeg
  • 0.5 tsp cloves
  • 1/3 cup butter or ghee, softened
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Truvia or sugar
Source: Andrea Knight

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.
  • Place a wax paper sheet at the bottom of a loaf pan. This recipe makes one loaf and can be doubled to make two loaves.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Cook for 65-75 minutes, or until a toothpick comes put of the middle clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes and serve.

Notes: This is a healthier version compared to one that used white enriched flour and 1 cup of sugar. You may substitute but I find this version is the right kind of sweet and healthier too. The white flour may also produce a taller loaf.

Canary Island Pine – Alchemy

Canary Island Pine

Pinus carariensis C. Sim.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: It is not recommended to take bark from the tree and use for ritual purposes.

Leaves: Needles can be used in candle manifesting. Guides show me to break the needles in half, sprinkle over the flame or put in the wax of a candle. They show me someone praying over the candle with the needles asking for what they wish. Some areas of interest that the needles may give your ritual a boost in are abundance, love, money, food, harvest, and other areas as well. Not really used too much for health.

Can be used in a dish during other rituals, but in this case I see them intact. They tell me not as effective with this method.

You do not need to wait for the needles to drop to the ground to use them.

Fruit/Nut/Cone: Cone can be used for rituals, I see someone holding the cone with both hands, raising above their head and then crashing it on the rocks by using a swinging down motion and releasing it before it hits the rock. Pray and ask for what you desire. You may do this with cones that have already fallen to the ground, letting the tree keep its cone until it is ready to release them. Not recommended to pluck the cones from the tree.

Flower: Not recommended, instead guides say let the tree finish its reproduction cycle.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Grounding elementals, elves, dwarves, butterflies (as a spirit animal/insect), caterpillar (denotes change and strength), some mushroom spirits.

Candle manifesting: Yes see leaves/needles above. The scales of the cone can be used as well for similar reason as the needles. They show me someone breaking off small parts of the cone and dropping them into the side of the lit candle or putting them in the wax. Never the bark. The bark is sacred.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: Not recommended (they noted the tree and its elements are not used for health)
  • Powder: Not recommended
  • Tincture: Not recommended (they noted the tree and its elements are not used for health)
  • Tea: Not recommended (they noted the tree and its elements are not used for health)
  • Salve: Not recommended (they noted the tree and its elements are not used for health)

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California Sycamore – Alchemy

California Sycamore

Platanus racemosa Nutt.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Crushed by rubbing between your two hands. Look up to Father sky and ask for what you desire or want to manifest. Blow the bark from your palms into the air. Say Amen or Thank you. Can be used for abundance in crops and food, health and healing, particularly guides show me someone inhaling and bringing a lot of air into their throat, to heal the throat chakra and the throat, blessings to others.

Leaves: Same method, they may not crush as easily if fresh, but roll between your hands, say your intention, looking up to Father sky and blow the leaf (or leaves) out of your hand. Can be used as a poultice for healing. *

Fruit/Nut: Not used for anything, guides give me the idea that the spines on the seed would be inauspicious so not recommended.

Flower: Not recommended as I see if used in candle rituals the magic will defuse or snuff out.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Healing elementals, some water elementals (undines and some mermaids) mostly, some mushroom spirits, fairies, some gnomes, elephant spirit guides and healers, I see here these elephant guides may help with the removal of obstacles or to keep things moving

Candle manifesting: Using the flower was not recommended as I saw the energy snuff out, using pieces of bark for manifesting has an effect but admittedly a weak one, don’t use the leaves

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: The leaves were suggested here to be used in a poultice for healing. When I googled I saw that it may be good for cold, cough, dysentery and as a pain killer.*
  • Powder: Not recommended
  • Tincture: Not recommended
  • Tea: Not recommended
  • Salve: Same as the poultice except they show me bark can be used as well in the salve.*

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White Bread Recipe, Oven Baked

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of active yeast
  • 3.25 cups enriched white flour
  • 1.5 tbsps ghee melted
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1.25 cups of warm water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsps sugar or swerve granulated sugar

Directions

Combine the warm water with yeast and sugar. Stir until well dissolved. Mix in the salt and ghee.

Add the flour one cup at a time and mix. Start kneading for 8 minutes on a floured surface.

Grease the large bowl with a couple tbsps of olive oil, and cover the ball of dough with olive oil. Wet a towel and cover the bowl, place bowl in warm place and let rise for an hour.

Punch the air out of the dough. Grease the loaf pan with the melted coconut oil. Place dough in the greased loaf pan, cover with wet towel and let raise for 40 minutes.

Heat oven to 425 F. Lower to 375 F once it reaches 425 F and bake the loaf for 40 minutes, or until it sounds hollow when you tap the bottom crust with your finger. Let cool for 10 minutes or more before cutting and enjoying with your favorite jam, butter or as a sandwich. 🍞

Chocolate Cake in a Mug Recipe

Ingredients

3 tbsps all-purpose flour

3 tbsps swerve, Stevia for baking or sugar

1 tbsp cocoa powder 

1 tbsp hot cocoa mix, dark chocolate

1/4 teaspoon baking powder 

Pinch of salt, optional 

3 tbsps milk 

3 tbsps coconut oil, melted

Splash vanilla extract, optional 

3 tbsps Lily’s chocolate chips or chocolate chips of your choice.

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients above and stir until combined in a mug that is at least twice the height of the mixed ingredients.

2. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 minutes.

3. Let cool for 5 minutes, be careful it will be hot! Enjoy with a cold glass of milk of your choice.

Enmeshment

By Andrea Knight

Enmeshment is a psychological term used to describe when a parent and a child become intertwined emotionally in their lives to the point where the child can not become totally independent. It may negatively affect the child from moving on and establishing their own relationship or family because the child feels “responsible” for their parent. Some of my clients have come up with some of these issues so I thought I might summarize it and provide solutions one can use to break free from it.

There can be a number of different combinations of enmeshed parent/child relationships although one pattern to note is when the parent has trouble with addictions where the child steps in and feels they need to take care of the parent with the problem. In some cases the enmeshed parents may complain to the child about the other parent, turning the child against 2nd parent, becoming a close best friend to the parent who feels abandoned by their spouse. If the child feels that the parent may hurt themselves from an addiction, they may assume the role of parent caretaker.

In other cases the child may have trauma in school early on and the parents take up the role as friend or protector. If the parent doesn’t let go and allow the child to grow to protect themselves then they may become co-dependent.

Enmeshment is when the emotional states and even empathy (energetic, metaphysical states) are intertwined so much that the child feels the way the parent does, maybe follows in some of their foot prints or feels like they are stuck, unable to separate from the parents. The child may sabotage themselves financially to stay dependent on the parent’s money, or sabotage their relationships so they will be available to take care of the parent, not being able to have a successful romantic relationship.

The solution to this is through separation and disengagement. Realize the symptoms and patterns is the first step. Acknowledge it is happening to you and stopping you from your independence and freedom. Then disengage from your parents. List out what thoughts make you feel stuck such as feeling you have to take care of them otherwise they won’t take care of themselves, needing them as a friend, needing the inheritance money, wanting the jewelry or some material thing they have. Then find solutions on how you can provide that for yourself such as joining a women’s or men’s group, upgrade your look (as you may have been sabotaging yourself) and date, go after that promotion or side hack, buying your own jewelry, or whatever seems to be in your way. Know your parents can take care of themselves and it is up to them to do so, regardless of their issues.

From a metaphysical point of view I have found there are energies that reinforce the symptoms of enmeshment, that may help wake us up to the problem. A healing method you can use is to visualize yourself in the white light, during a meditation and healing session visualize this enmeshment energy however you will (a black cloud or energy stream), and watch it dissipate or leave you to go elsewhere away from you. Reinforce and be strict on the energetic boundaries you have with your parents, disconnecting any energy streams, supporting the thought that it is necessary. Reading more on co-dependence and enmeshment will help you justify your separation and strengthen your own internal resolve on your way to freedom.

A really good book that talks about enmeshment is “Silently Seduced” by Kenneth Adam, PhD. there are many references on the web as well. With so many economic issues in the last couple decades, the increase in real estate prices, and the increased sensitivity in childrearing (being the child’s friend), we may see an increase of this type of issue with younger generations.

Andrea Knight is a Psychic Medium, energy healer and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Check out her same day readings and energy healing options on her website, www.mediumandreaknight.com.

References

Silently Seduced by Kenneth Adam, PhD.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/contemporary-psychoanalysis-in-action/201410/tangled-in-enmeshment

https://www.newhavenrtc.com/parenting-teens/understanding-enmeshment/

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/enmeshment

African Fern Pine – Alchemy

African Fern Pine

Afrocarpus gracilior Pilg.

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Not recommended for use

Leaves: Not recommended for use

Fruit/Nut: Speak your intentions into the seed, crush the seed in the palm of your hand, watch and visualize the magic or energy in the seed, blow on the seed until it flies out of the palm of your hand. Bring your hands together in prayer, you know it is done. Any desire is indicated here such as love, relationships, healing, career, finances, etc.

Flower: Not recommended for use

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Many. Fairies, gnomes, water elementals, air elementals (sylphs). I saw a spider pop up here as well which may represent many things.

Candle manifesting: Seed crushed up, sprinkles over candle when it is lit. Use whatever candle ritual as you usually would, the seed being additional energetic power.

Note: Guides also said it would be best not to hurt the tree by plucking things from it. If a seed falls, ask the tree if it is ok to take its bounty, if granted then you may take for energetic purposes.

Additional Note: This is one of my favorite trees to help me ground. When I scanned around the different trees in San Diego, this one was one of the best for grounding, just by looking at it, without needing to touch the trunk.

Healing abilities:*

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Black Poui – Alchemy

Black Poui

Jacaranda mimnosifolia D.Don

Specimen sighted: San Diego, CA

Metaphysical attributes:*

Bark: Powder the bark first, pray over it once, put in your palm, visualize or say your desire, feel it in your heart, blow on it to spread in the air, ask God or the elders of the tree to help you with your desire/wish, say please and thank you.

A second ritual was shown, guides showed me a person raising their hands high in the air at night time during a Full moon, cupping water in their hands with a small piece of bark and a flower from the tree, bending down and releasing it into a stream to drift down the stream (has to be a moving and natural stream during a full moon). This ritual can be used for manifesting and giving thanks to anyone (crossed over, spirits, guides, nature, God, etc).

Leaves: Can be used, but not recommended as spirit says it can lead to mixed results.

Fruit/Nut: The pod shown in the picture sis not recommended for use, while it does have some positive alchemical, metaphysical properties guides again indicate it may lead to mixed results if not used by someone that knows what they are doing with rituals, alchemy.

Flower: Crush up a flower until it is slightly crushed but mostly whole, touch the flower to your tongue lightly, *not to ingest or swallow anything*, look up, close your eyes and ask for what you want, such as love, relationships, and health. End with Please and Thank you, Amen.

Elementals & Nature Spirits associated: Gnomes, sprites like the blooms a lot, some fairies, wood nymphs. Gnomes mostly.

Candle manifesting: They don’t recommend any, although I saw bark from the trunk flash up they didn’t recommend it.

Healing abilities:*

  • Poultice: *Can be made with the leaves, put on the skin in a poultice bag or thin cloth, they indicate physical healing here however per usual consult with a physician before using any natural ingredients for physical healing purposes. Poultice can be used for manifesting and other metaphysical purposes as well.
  • Powder: Powder of the bark was mentioned above. Do not ingest.
  • Tincture: Not recommended
  • Tea: Not recommended
  • Salve: Not recommended

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