Top 3 “Facts” About Empaths That Are False

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By Andrea Knight

Much of what we have learned from empaths or clairsentient people comes from other gurus and teachers. Here are a few misunderstood beliefs around what it means to be an empath that I have found independently in my experiences with some solutions to help you feel better now.

1. We absorb other people’s energy. I learned that this was not always true when doing my Dominion article, instead it may be more rare than you think. Instead, like an actor taking on a role, you may be a mimicking the energies of others, and all you have to say is “reverse”, visualizing all your energies, protectors and guides turning around in a circle to reverse out of this feeling. Ask them instead to “mimic” peace and feeling safe. I will also visualize an arrow going back in time to a point I was feeling at peace, like after a good meditation. In a few seconds I will be restored to that feeling. Much faster than meditations, energy healing sessions, saging and sweetgrass…you get the point. Can be done in seconds while you are anywhere. This solves the problem for me in most instances where I feel icky, off, not safe or brain fogged.

2. That it is actually only our spirit absorbing or mimicking others. Not always true and less often than you think. Instead what I have found is I am feeling my guides, angels and other spiritual helpers mimicking or absorbing the energies and entities. They are doing their part in protecting me and I am feeling what they are protecting me from. What I recommend here is in my “heal the healers” article, imagine your spiritual guides, healers, and other spiritual helpers getting cleansed when you heal yourself. You can just visualize this with all their chakras being cleared, aligned and their energies restored to brilliant colors. You may feel better faster than only working on yourself. Also this is another awesome way to elevate your psychic abilities to the next level as they help facilitate the psychic, mediumship and energy healing process. This method is helpful especially when you’ve done everything you possibly can on yourself but not feeling enough of a change to the positive. “Heal your healers.”

3. That everything we feel, mimic or absorb is from people. Nope. Sometimes you are feeling the environment, the rocks, trees, plants, air, as well as what people, animals and spirits have left behind energetically. You are potentially reading what is, what was and what may be in the future if you have that ability. Mentally note it, and then ask your spiritual entourage to “reverse” like in #1.

This concept of “reversing” out of feeling like others, the environment or spirits is a result of independent research and experience. Please do not copy without proper reference to author and links to this site.

It is possible to go to the grocery store, even Walmart with great psychic or energy healing abilities and feel at peace with no brain fog. Watch out for that article in the future but some of that advice is contained in the recommendations above.

Need a reading? I have same day readings as well as scheduled readings. Follow the links for more information. Energy healing options are also here including shamanic, Reiki and Theta.

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Cherubims, the Motivators, a conversation with “Thorn”

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By Andrea Knight

He told me his name was “Thorn”. Cherubims have been appearing to me the past couple years as tall angels holding puppies. I didn’t know why until I did this reading and now it makes perfect sense. This is one of several on the angel rank series, links to the others are at the end of this article.

In a reading state I asked to connect to a Cherubim level angel that could speak to me clearly. They showed me a tall angel holding a puppy and told me his name was Thorn. He then showed me a picture of a baby, and we discussed a little bit that previous references to Cherubims were associated with cherubs or babies with wings. I asked if they liked this reference and imagery connected to their presence in events and he said they did.

Then I asked what he would like to tell us as advice first and he started with a visualization.

Thorn’s Advice

Thorn showed me a lot of people in the world, waiting or walking in lines. Crowds of people bumping into each other, getting irritated or angry with so many people around them. It reminded me of news stories I had seen of crowded Asian cities like Tokyo or Hong Kong.

The advice given to me is to find calm, to find your inner peace. He then showed me a remote place in the woods, his eyes lighting up, like this was a great place to be. Then I saw small colorful spiritual beings in between the tall pines, and he noted that some of these are in the light (morally good) and some are not. I saw Peter Pan, he’s playing soccer, and Thorn says to me to play, that play is good, Peter Pan here representing something I’ve been taught before. The lesson was that in order to bring joy in your life again, it helps to go back to those things that made you happy in childhood. When we are children we act more on feeling, intution and instinct, doing things we want to do as we are free of much of the restrictions and expectations brought in later in life. Things like free play and creativity that are suppressed as we age and our focus turns to being more “professional.”

I see the cabin surrounded by cedar and pines again next to a calm lake. “Peace and tranquility”, he says, “do you know why?” I see energy waves in the air, disrupting peoples thoughts, thought bubbles coming from peoples’ minds and being caught by someone else’s energy field. I experience brainfog when this is shown, then he says “too much in the ear”, almost like we are picking up on too many radio stations, connected to too many people around each other and its like too much thought energy affecting others when in close quarters. I have an article on how to find peace here if you can’t get away from people for a time, however the message here connects with what clairsentient people experience, to cleanse other’s energies when you can and protect yourself from them, be aware of the phenomenon, when you cannot get away. To know what to ask from the divine to make you feel better.

We have spiritual filters but angels can get overwhelmed, some of the thoughts are negative and make them vibrate or mimic in a certain way (sometimes angels can act as chameleons, vibrating to the environment or energy received), I saw hips and legs vibrating here. See my Dominion article here to counteract this. The “filtering” angel that protects us from this can get distracted and grow tired. I noticed this after some shopping trips or after a long day outside the home. I asked what do angels need when tired? I received the answer “to rest and to do nothing”. I also saw to visualize happy faces going to your surrounding angels and spiritual helpers. Include sending visuals of happiness, joy and rest energy (“Zzzz”) being sent to them from the divine. Go to my healing the healers article here for more on this subject. The other visualization I will do is similar to trading players on the soccer field, exchange the angels that are tired with ones that are “ready to go” and have energy.

What are some things that Cherubims can do?

I saw Thorn pick up a box, move it, and put it down. I saw him pick up another box, and do the same until he has a row of boxes in a semi-circle in front of him. They put children on them, and started waving his hands like a conductor in front of the children. The children didn’t do anything, sometimes paying attention and sometimes distracted by something else. I asked what he wanted the children to do and he told me he wanted them to sing. Someone else comes in with a puppet show behind the children and start playing with the puppets. The children are bored and he is trying to get them to sing, but they won’t sing, but they seem more interested in the puppet show being played then to do what Thorn wants. Thorn now picks up and uses a reindeer puppet and starts waving it in front of the kids. The kids get really happy and start singing! Thorn then explains they didn’t want to do what he wanted them to do, but they did want to watch the puppet show, so he integrated what they wanted to do with what he wanted them to do.

Cherubims are excellent motivators. Motivation may be a hard thing, he points to himself and he says “I know how to do it”, and now the children are singing with him using the puppets. The message here being he knows what the children (us) want and can combine that with what the divine wants us to do to motivate or even excite in some cases. He shows me a visual of him putting fire underneath someone’s bottom, to get them moving. Everyone on the Cherubim level knows how to do this. We can call them if we need help with motivation, both positive and fear based motivation, and they know which one to use.

Free Will

I’ve been doing readings for years, and know some of the questions my clients have asked is not always in line with another’s free will. So I asked what exceptions there may be, everyone has their own motivations and may contradict your own, if it is against someone’s free will do they help? Thorn told me that they know when it is selfish or self motivated, they know “the line” when it is too much against their free will. They will filter out what is not ok for someone else as they know what is alright or not. So if you are asking for something that affects another and don’t know if it is alright, go through Cherubims as they can make that assessment and protect both sides from negative consequences.

Other summarized points about Cherubim level angels:

  • They are excellent and clear at relaying guidance from your guides on multiple levels
  • They are healers as well
  • They are not really the best future tellers, get future predictions from another source
  • They like Christmas (I kept seeing Christmas themes throughout the reading). The reason being that people pray more, people talk to God more, they give to others more, more love in the air, more pretty things to look at which can uplift mood, feelings, thoughts and therefore vibrations. Overall better energy around he told me this is a good environment where they can step in more as people ask for what they want in such uplifting, warm, giving, loving energy.

I suspect Cherubims can do much more than this, however this reading took a couple hours to relay to my readers, so there is more to discover in time. Since this reading and while composing this blog, I have noticed at least 2 events where men were holding puppies, one going into Target while shopping, the other around my home. This was unusual and therefore statistically significant, a sign. Angels will send you messages to validate what you are receiving; ask, be open, and thank them when received to receive more.

Personal aside…

If you were wondering why they chose puppies, I am have a B.S. in Zoology, so when I am stressed or need a mental break I will watch YouTube videos of baby animals to lift me up. Spirit will often bring me animals such as cats, dogs, birds, feathers as messages and validation. I will feel like going outside for some reason, and will run across an angelic message like feathers, cats, dogs, rainbows, unicorns (see thrones article), or coins along the way. While they come to me as tall angels with puppies they may come to you in a different way, be open to how they want to represent themselves to you.

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Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt Recipe

Photo source: Andrea Knight
Photo source: Andrea Knight

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash allspice
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash ground cloves
  • 2 tsp monk fruit sweetener or 1 packet of splenda

Optional add ins and toppings

  • Cranberries
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Psyllium husk

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve. I love some crunch or contrasting texture, so I highly recommend sunflower seeds and cranberries. Also a great way to get in your superfood ingredients such as chia or flax seeds. No heating required.

Ginger Pumpkin Muffins or Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

Pumpkin Muffin, photo source Andrea Knight
Pumpkin Muffin, photo source Andrea Knight

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs and 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 2 tsps nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 and 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup enriched white flour
  • 2/3 can pumpkin puree (15oz can)

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, beat together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, apple juice, yogurt, vanilla and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Add the flour and spice mixture and beat into the pumpkin mixture until smooth.

3. Grease your pans, either 2 loaf pans or 4 muffin pans of 6 muffins each (I did one loaf and two muffin pans) with cooking oil (vegetable, olive or coconut) and flour. I usually put both flour and oil into the pans and use a napkin to cover the inside areas so the breads come out perfectly. Pour the mix into the greased pans, halfway up in muffin tins and halfway in the loaf pan.

4. Cook muffins for 20-25 minutes and the loaf for 50 minutes, or until a knife in the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting or serving.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups flour, I used half whole wheat half all purpose
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/8 tsp salt

First time making these, they just popped up in my head to make one night. Love sweet and salty together and love peanut butter and chocolate together. So I looked up multiple recipes and combined them. Here it is! You can taste the peanut butter, so good.

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl with a mixer cream the sugar and softened butter. Add the eggs, vanilla and then milk. Combine until smooth.

In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients except the peanut butter, sifting in the flour. Mix in the wet ingredients with the dry until combined. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for 20-40 minutes. Pour into mix and stir until all combined. Place in cupcake wrappers placed in cupcake pans (fill halfway in each cup) and bake for 14-17 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean. Top with any icing you prefer.

Note: I didn’t add icing, these are sweet enough, but there are many icing recipes you could use to pair with these including peanut butter, chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

Andrea K’s Meatloaf Recipe

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  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 1/2 pound ground chuck (80/20)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 poblano pepper minced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsps parsley
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a big bowl combine all ingredients other than ketchup, mustard, olive oil and brown sugar. After ingredients are combined grease a loaf pan with 1 tbsp olive oil or butter. Place combined loaf ingredients into the greased pan. In a separate small bowl combine ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. Cover the top of the meatloaf with the ketchup mixture.

Bake for 1 hr and a half. Remove from oven and let it settle for 15 minutes. Slice and serve with your favorite sides.

Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

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Decided to make these on a whim, added some ingredients and voila! Cinnamon muffins. I used a split of whole wheat and white flour so that I had “healthy” with “tasty” in one, but you can go all white flour or all wheat if you’d like. I added vanilla and cinnamon as well. If going whole what maybe experiment adding yogurt to help make it more moist.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup enriched white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup almond milk, warmed for a minute in the microwave
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Stir until mixed. Place in paper muffin cups in muffin pans about halfway in the paper wrapper. Cook for 15 minutes or until the knife or toothpick comes out clean in the middle of a muffin. Makes about 12 muffins.

Andrea K’s Super Healthy Hunger Busting Smoothie Recipe, High Fiber

Well, here it is! The green juice that tastes good that accomplishes many things at once. When I have twice a day I feel more full and want to eat less. Great for balanced diets and those looking to eat clean.

  • Has both soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Feel full!
  • Healthier GI tract without feeling sick like some cleanses
  • Good dose of superfoods!
  • Enzymes contained in the superfoods to help breakdown the fats and carbs for more efficient energy
  • Chia seeds have high potassium
  • Fruits and veggies in one smoothie
  • Helps to feel healthy, less brain fog
  • Feel good about getting your nutrients in easily
  • Faster and easier to make than a fancy complex salad that has all of these benefits

Recipe

  • 1.5 cups baby spinach and kale leaves
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 1 scoop “Green Superfood”, by Amazing Grass*
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, 100% juice
  • 1/2 cup apple juice, 100% juice
  • 1/2 cup water

*I was not paid or persuaded to promote any product, this is really what I use and my experiences with this recipe only

Teriyaki Chicken and Peanut Recipe

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  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup zucchini slices
  • 1/2 chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil

In a saucepan, combine the cornstarch, water, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper. Cook over low heat. Let it simmer and stir frequently until sauce thickens and bubbles. Set to the side.

Slice your chicken breasts about 1/4 inch thick and sautee in a quart saucepan in sesame oil or olive oil. Cook your chicken until browned on both sides over medium to medium high heat.

While chicken is cooking slice your zucchini in 1/8 inch thick slices then quarter. Slice your mushrooms 🍄 about 1/4 inch thick.

Add 3 tbsps teriyaki sauce to the chicken saucepan and stir. Let the sauce simmer and be absorbed by the chicken and create a nice carmalization over the chicken. Add your mushrooms, zucchini and peanuts. Stir until zucchini and mushrooms are warmed up but not browned maybe for 2 minutes.

Serve by itself or with rice. Enjoy!

“Greek” Pork Loin Recipe

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Pork is often referred to as the “other white meat”. Pork can serve as a good source of protein and is often a cheaper alternative to chicken breasts. This is a recipe I invented just based off of an idea. I thought I would pass it along to those interested in gluten free, keto friendly recipes.

  • 1 pork loin
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic
  • Pinch Onion powder
  • Dash Oregano
  • Dash Dill
  • Dash Nutmeg
  • Sprinkle Parsley
  • Squirt of Lemon
  • Dash of Salt and pepper

Cook on medium heat. Season your fry pan with olive oil and spices (not lemon). Place your pork loin in the pan on top of the spices and fry for about 8 minutes or until browned on the underside. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes until browned on the second side. I usually adjust the seasons before placing the pork loin back down when flipping so both sides are nicely seasoned. Sprinkle on some lemon, maybe 3-4 drops. Serve with your favorite side dishes.

Peanut Curry Sauce Recipe

Ability Level: Easy

I harvested some fresh poblano peppers this afternoon, and felt in the mood for Thai food. When reviewing local Thai restaurants, I had the idea of looking up how to make a Thai peanut sauce myself. Ran into a recipe similar to this and simplified it for individual servings. Can be easily made now as a separate sauce that can be drizzled over a vegan or vegetarian dish if you’d prefer. Would also be awesome on grilled beef!

  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/4 inch slices of red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 green poblano pepper, 2 inches long with seeds removed, minced
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice
  • 1 zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoons parlsey for garnish
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and sliced separately

Cook chicken and slice. Cook rice according to instructions on bag or box, set aside. Slice zucchini and set aside.

Add all ingredients to a microwavable dish except for the zucchini, chicken, peanuts, parsley and rice. Stir until everything is mixed except the peanut butter. Cook sauce for 1 minute in the microwave. Stir. Cook in the microwave again for 1 minute.

Place rice in bowl, stack zucchini and chicken with peanuts on top as preferred. Pour warm sauce on top, and then garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Cleanse your Home Energy without Sage and Sweetgrass

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By Andrea Knight

I’ve used sage and sweetgrass for 7+ years and it can be very effective in cleansing the home of negative energies and entities to replace with positive energy.

After using sage for so long, I knew it was not best for my allergies, and noticed it stained anything white over time into grey or darker colors. I looked for alternatives. I found one that was effective without losing any of the positive effects of the original method.

Whenever removing negative energy from the home replace it with positive so that the empty energetic space is not filled with something less than positive.

1. First, remove negative energy from the home with fire (using a tealight) and the following recommended essential oils dripped onto the tealight before lighting (you can experiment with different combos but this works):

  • Frankinsence – protection and purification
  • Orange oil – powerful love energy, peace, personal power and luck
  • Lemongrass – mental clarity, breaking negative habits
  • Rosemary – protection, mental clarity, stress, strength
  • Sandalwood – protection
  • Eucalyptus – purifying and healing

Open some windows in every room for the energy to leave. Say the following words while going around your home in a counter clockwise fashion:

“Archangel Michael and Gabriel, I ask that you remove and banish all negative energies and spirits from our home with the energy of Divine Light and Love. Bless our home with your pure white light of love and protection.”

Imagine negative energies, entities in corners, cabinets and rooms leaving the home through the open windows. Say while opening windows even when not using fire and water “negative energy leaves the home, positive energy enters.” I usually visualize this happening when opening the windows and doors for the fresh air to get in.

Replace the removed negative energy with positve energy using a small dish filled with water and the following essential oils:

  • Lemon – purification, love
  • Peppermint – waking energy, enhances vitality, mental stimulant
  • Ylang ylang – brings peace, love
  • Lavender – wisdom, love, abundance, sleep aid, cleansing, healing
  • Frankinscence – luck, protection, purification

Say the following while walking around the home in a clockwise fashion. “Archangels Gabriel and Michael, Bless our home with your pure white light of love and protection.”

Be sure to check up on your feng shui as well, sometimes you can feel sluggish or “attacked” in the home if feng shui is not quite right. Use google maps to figure out your true N, E, S and W, as your home may not be facing directly North but Northwest for example. My feng shui article is here. You can also visualize God correcting for feng shui inauspicuous energies.

Repeat every two weeks if you are normally grounded and have a non-metaphysical job or don’t deal with spirituality often. If you are a psychic reader or energy healer you may want to do this more often, every 3 days or after a particularly negative reading/healing. This method uses all elements, air to move the energies in/out through the windows, water, fire and earth from the essential oils.

Other tips: 1. You can visualize cleansing your home if you are pressed for time. 2. I would also recommend visualizing or asking God to keep your neighbors’ energies, entities and energy fields out of the home for a period of time, like 24 hours, to a week. Visualize this happening with time passing until you hit 24 hours or a week for additional intention and faith energy. 3. Imagine God closing all portals not helping you in and around your property. Imagine them sealed and closed. 4. Visualize a forest in your home, grounding spiritual energy not serving you and that may be ungrounding you. I imagine trees covering the floor, a river connecting in each room and air moving out energy not serving me. Fires on the SW and South sides of the home and fire flies aiding in grounding in other areas (fire is an excellent grounder and spiritual cleanser). All of the 4 elements will help ground spiritual energy not yours and not serving you so you can feel more grounded, safe and have mental clarity. I usually pay attention to feng shui directional rules when setting up my forest.

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Parmesan Zucchini Quiche Recipe, crustless and gluten free

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sliced and quartered zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese shavings
  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a pan, melt butter and saute garlic and onion until onion is translucent. Remove garlic and onion, replace in pan ham and sliced mushrooms. Cook until browned on both sides and removed. Crack all 5 eggs in a bowl and combine the rest of the ingredients except cheddar cheese. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and eggs are scrambled. Top with cheddar cheese. Grease an 8 inch pie pan with olive oil or butter and put mixture into pie pan. Place in oven for 45 minutes or until cooked in the middle (toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean).

Top 4 Running Tips

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When I first started running back in 1995 I didn’t really know that there were a few things to watch out for so you didn’t hurt yourself. I hurt my knee when I was 16 and never really knew why until I picked it up again in recent years. For those trying to lose weight or become more fit, here are the few things I’ve learned over the years:

  • Stretch: Stretch before and after you run. Sit on the ground, tuck one leg under so your foot touches your other thigh and touch your toes on the leg that is outstretched (or try your best). Do this for the other side. Second, make a butterfly shape with your legs by touching your feet together and stretch your hands past your feet. Third, lift your leg behind you holding on to your ankle. Forth, stretch both legs out and touch your ankles or feet. Do each of these for at least 15 seconds.
  • Find the right shoe for you. Look at the bottom of your current shoes. Where is the wear, on the inside or outside of the shoe? I found out I was supinated, which is when you wear out the outside of your tennis shoes and I ended up having pain on the outside of my legs around the ankles and shins after I exercised. Once you figure out if you are pronated, neutral or supinated, get the right shoe for you so you’ll have less pain. This has helped me significantly whether I’m walking, using the elliptical or running.
  • Posture: Swing your arms front and back, not cross them in front of you. Keep your arms bent at a comfortable, loose L shape. Also, have loose shoulders so you don’t have shoulder pain. Keep your head up and level, not strained, looking out to the horizon so your don’t have neck pain. Great free video to illustrate this whole process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRkeBVMQSgg
  • Balance your weight: This might be difficult for those of you that dominate on one side of the body. I found my right side would hurt after running (hips, knee, shoulder and back). My right side would do much of the pulling and get most of the impact and this was happening automatically. My left side would feel perfectly fine and light as a cloud. Actively think about balancing the two sides, emphasizing the non-dominant side. Actively think that your non-dominant side has to pull its own weight.

Practice makes perfect, you might have to pay attention to your posture and balancing for a while before it becomes automatic. When you stretch and balance everything out you’ll experience less pain and actually have more endurance because your dominant side isn’t doing all the work anymore. My knee, back, shoulders, neck and hips don’t hurt anymore after running, so it is possible to correct for these common issues. Happy running!

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Cleaning Tips for Your Home and Car

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  • Bathroom faucets have lime or mineral buildup? Soak a paper towel in white vinegar and wrap around the bottom of your faucet or faucet nozzle, wherever there is lime buildup. If there is build up around the tap, use a rubber band to keep the vinegar soaked towel in place. Keep there for at least 3 hours. Rub the mineral buildup off with the duty end of the sponge and it should come off easier than it would have before vinegar treatment. Polish with a cloth or a “stainless steel cleaning spray” which I can usually find at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
  • Bath yellowed or dirty? I’ve found baking soda mixed with hydrogen peroxide works the best, and baking soda with white vinegar works great as well. Rub into bath tub, let it sit for 15 minutes to an hours, then rinse off. Be very careful with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, it burns your skin so wear gloves. These work better than Tilex, bleach and Comet in my experience.
  • Dirty blinds? This can be a source of dust and other particles that can be aggravating to your allergies. Mix warm water and dish soap in a bowl, scrub each blind blade with the heavy duty side of the sponge to remove the stuck on dirt and then remove the dirt with the soft sponge side. Dry with a towel.
  • Dirty baseboards? Same process used for blinds above works great here. Use a towel on your carpet or floor so that doesn’t get too wet.
  • Oily stove? I have a gas stove and the burners will develop a ring of oil around them. First remove most of the oil and debris using dish soap and warm water. I usually cover the surface with a concentrated soap mixture and let it soak for at least 15 minutes on the surface. Then I wipe away all that I can. For stuck on grease areas I use the back of my nail to remove (better can any tool I have so far). If you have a wood, not metal, nail file this may work as well. Lastly I use “goo gone”, soak that into any areas not yet removed and wipe away the excess.
  • Oven cleaning – honestly I use “Oven Off”, spray the oven cold, let it sit for 3 hours and then wipe off any stains. This would be useful for non-self cleaning ovens.
  • Oily or greasy stains on the furniture? If furniture cleaner doesn’t work, and your furniture covering is removable, dish soap works wonders for grease stains, even tomato sauce.  Rub dish soap on the stain, let soak for 15 minutes, put your furniture cover in the washer and wash as usual.  Regular laundry soap didn’t work for me here, dish soap gets it right out, including dirt and dust stains from dirty feet and hands.

Car

  • Leather steering wheel looking worn and spotted? Wet a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and clean off the dirt, oil and dust first. Then use a leather preserver that can be found in Auto Zone or other auto shops to restore your leather’s shine.
  • Need to clean your tires and hub caps? Baking soda and vinegar scrubbed on to both and then rinsed off with water should clean them up. Finish the tires off with “Tire Wet” or some other product that gives your tires a nice black shine.

I should note that none of the companies that own these products paid for any endorsement. These are from my experiences and are my opinions on what has worked best for me over the years.

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Blueberry Banana Muffins Recipe

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (pictured), or 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup all purpose
  • 1/2 cups butter softened and cubed
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

I’ve never made banana bread or muffins before, and seeing my bananas becoming increasingly ripe and having blueberries in the fridge, I thought to make this recipe. The result was combining two different recipes I found online into a new recipe, one that both uses whole wheat flour and one that includes butter for flavor and moisture. Viola! Enjoy.

Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Beat with an electric mixer the softened and cubed butter with the brown sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and mix. Mash the 2 ripe bananas and add to the wet mixture, beat until combined. In a separate bowl add all dry ingredients except for the blueberries. Slowly add to the wet mixture and use the mixer to combine slowly into a batter.

Pour a tbsp into your either greased muffin pan or muffin wrappers. Place a couple washed blueberries into the cup and then put another 2 tbsp of batter on top. Place blueberries on top of batter. Repeat for each muffin until all batter is gone. Usually makes 11 to 12 muffins.

Bake in the preheated oven for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted in the middle and comes out clean.

Angel Series: Thrones

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Throne angels, throne angels, throne angels

By Andrea Knight

Throne level angels appear to me clairvoyantly as angels with unicorns. Ever since seeing my first one I will notice unicorns in stores and on TV. They’ve chosen this as a sign to me that it is a Throne angel helping me out or stopping by, although it is possible they may come to you in a different form.

Thrones are excellent healers, particularly of fears and psychic attacks. When I’m in the gym I find that they are extremely effective in removing the negative energy left by others that may make me anxious.

They help by changing my perspective, by showing me clairvoyantly clear meadows with clear skies, essentially giving me an easy visualization to make everything feel calmer, more safe. They do the healing and protection necessary to make that happen without me having to figure out what it is to cure it myself. It is like instant healing and peace. An earlier article that I did with a Principality showed me that rising in the angelic ranks can mean multiple things, one of which was being able to handle more divine energy.

For this particular article I asked to connect to the Throne level angel that can give me more detail and insight on how Thrones help us and what they are capable of doing. I’m sure we only scratched the surface but here are a few of the things that were revealed to me during my session:

  • Messengers: I saw an image of a Throne riding a unicorn down an area where there were a number of cow bells hanging from red ribbons. The message was that Thrones are great beings who can call to them other beings such as different ranking angels and God. They send out messages to others to bring them in or call them to duty. I also saw a Throne singing at the top of a mountain to accomplish the same task.
  • They showed me that they and other angels sometimes wait a while before cleansing or healing themselves of others’s energies including the environment. They can absorb the negative energies of others or mimic it. Empaths or healers can pick up on that, but think that they are the ones that are absorbing the energy. In fact you are feeling your healers and protectors and once you visualize them clean you feel better faster than healing yourself. This concept and the Dominion angel article here was the background for this article on “healing the healers“. They are encouraged to toughen it out, to keep faith in God that everything will be sorted out and to work things out energetically for themselves. However, since they don’t have a physical body they don’t have the fears pop up as we do of sickness, fatigue, uncontrollable psychic attacks and death so if this energy bothers you and healing yourself does not correct the problem I recommend “healing the healers“.
  • They are a true holistic healer: they can heal the mental, physical and spiritual issues you may have, all levels.
  • I saw an image of a Throne level angel flying towards the sun, they show me Him testing the sun and seeing if it is the right temperature, if not they can help out energetically. I don’t completely understand how they do this, but rather than leaving it out I thought I would share the visualization anyway for those that might receive insight later on in their meditations and readings.
  • Thrones can help you to make money (as can trees, archangels, God and ascended masters like Jesus) but also remind you to find balance, in other words take time to appreciate what you have and already own, play, love, be social and rest.
  • They help people with inspiration and motivation. They can help you get moving and accomplish that task. They are not the only ones however, God, Buddha, Ganesh and others can help with this as well.
  • They encourage hugging, they can give you the feeling of needing a hug or relieve you of the feeling of needing a hug. Hugs can calm people, and also calms the chakras.
  • They don’t experience fear, they explained this was because they are connected to the divine which gives them “unlimited power”. I think it is also because they understand and “see” more than we do, they know what the real issue is (its energy not a dangerous entity) and how to fix it.

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Whole Wheat Flatbread Recipe

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 tbsp olive oil for cooking

In a bowl, combine wheat flour, salt 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. Serve.

Baba Ghanoush Recipe, Ganoush, Ghanouj

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, unflavored, no sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil to cover eggplant

Cut your eggplant into quarters or eighths (cut in the middle width-wise and length-wise and then length-wise again). Spray or cover eggplant on a baking tray with olive oil. Cook at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes.

Run cold water over the eggplant skin and peel off the skin. Take the flesh of the eggplant and put into a food processor. Combine with all other ingredients other than olive oil and blend in processor until creamy.

Top with olive oil and slowly mix in. Put in bowl and sprinkle with parsley for decoration or smokey paprika. Serve with vegetables and/or flatbread. My whole wheat flatbread recipe is here. It is also good salads and on fresh sliced red onion. Cut baby carrots lengthwise for easier scooping.

“Ratatouille” with Ricotta Recipe

Photo source: Andrea Knight, http://www.mediumandreaknight.com

I started off with a basic ratatouille recipe and it evolved over the weeks so that became tastier and easier to make. This recipe includes ricotta cheese, you can add other cheeses as well such as parmesan and feta.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 eggplant, cut into slices and quartered
  • 1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 5 slices red onion
  • 1 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta
  • Sprinkle of thyme

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat bottom of 8×8 casserole dish with marinara sauce (pick a pasta or marinara sauce you like, mushrooms, basil, or sausage and cheese for example). Slice vegetables and place them on the tomato base either is rows or on top of each other. I usually do eggplant first, then ricotta, then mushroom and zucchini slices. Top with onion, parmesan, thyme, salt, and pepper. Drizzle olive oil on top. Cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes. It should come out bubbling and hot.

Some other vegetables that are good in this is sliced sweet potato (so good) and carrots. I’ve tried other squashes and they didn’t quite work but I recommend trying some of your other favorite veggies in this. Great way to pre-prep veggies, cut up in quarters or 9ths and put in foil for future meals.