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THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE NOVEMBER 2023 NEWSLETTER 
ISSUE 264
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CHAT FROM VcToria

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Link> DONATIONS I have chosen to add a link for donations in case you feel I deserve a tip for all the work I put into the newsletter. Or the republishing of my late Father's work OR for any other reason :) No pressure at all. I do send a white light blessing to anyone who decides to offer a donation :) Plus I have added a Full Moon action where your name is added to my spell for removing negative energy. Link>DONATIONS

 

SHOWS: For those who called or asked when I would be doing shows so that they can get a mini read here is November's.

 

Lloydminster, Alberta Christmas Expo: Lloydminster Exhibition 5521-49 Avenue. November 17th/18th 19th 2023. You will get a personal email if you are on my Lloydminster email list. I am booth 86 on your right in the main hall a little further down. Look for the purple curtains :) 

Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada: NOTE: I am dropping all shows in GP EXCEPT this one. Therefore I will not be back for one year. If you want a 'see what 2024 is bringing' I suggest you come to this show for a mini read :) 

November 30th/December 1st/2nd 2023. Yes, Thursday/Friday and Saturday.   GP Farmers Market 2023 Christmas Craft Show at EverGreen Center. I will send out a personal email to all GP residents the third week of November. 

 

LEARN TO READ TEA LEAVES ZOOM COURSE: January 14th, 2024. I have been asked a few times to set this up so I have 😊 You may register now and that guarantees you a spot as I only like to have 10 people in my Zoom classes. More info? LINK> LEARN TO READ TEA LEAVES ZOOM COURSE  Room left for 5 people.

DO YOU OWN CATS or have a cat? If you are not following me on FB just to let you know as I posted last month I bought out a closing pet store of all the tinned cat food. Since my cat is 20 years old I am selling half of what I bought at the EXACT cost of what I paid. That was 60% to 70% off. Brands: RawZ is $1.52 per tin and some are 50 cents more [rabbit/duck] Weruva same price and some are 50 cents LESS. First Mate$1.30 and some are 40 cents more. Identity is $1.52 and some are twenty cents MORE. Feline Natural is $1.85 and some are 40 cents MORE. Kiwi Beef is $4.78. I have a couple of other brands too.

I live in the west end [Jamieson Place] if you care to come and purchase any amount. I am not sending pics or wasting any more time over question’s 😊 I posted this on FB and wasted 3 hours answering questions and only two people took advantage of the deal. The rest wasted my time. If you want it call or email me and come and pick it up. I take etransfers once you are here. 😊

 

NOW ONTO CHAT 😊

AND 😊 another busy very productive month has now moved into the past 😊 I left off last month just before my corporate event. That went VERY well with a nice email telling me they were very pleased with me and would recommend me to other businesses 😊 I also had one person from the event book a full read at my home office 😊

 

Then I opened up the month with a nice house party. And then it began just like every Fall. Reads every day, online charts and Zoom or phone reads. My busiest time is always the fall. BUT!! On the 4th after I did an online numerology order of a FULL chart my grandson and I met up for dinner and a movie. We went to see Dumb Money. If you are planning to see it you must have knowledge of the stock market or you will not understand it at all. I taught my grandson the basics of the stock market and how it works, and how to trade and the jargon [language] that is used so we both enjoyed it. It is about the rise and fall of Gamestop that ironically I watched while it was happening in true time on the stock market. I never jumped in as I never buy on the upside. BIG mistake as it went NUTS!!

Earls was our place to eat as the plant-based menu section suits me perfectly 😊

 

Now I worked on the garage all month. My shredding guy came on the 18th and all taxes and junk boxes of stuff that no longer is needed in my life were shredded. YES!! I cannot believe how much I threw out from my garage. I think anyone who has a garage can relate. You just throw stuff in there!! But it is looking good now and all that is needed once my shows wrap up is a good sweep. The show stuff will be packed neatly onto the shelves and it will be my pride and joy of the work I did 😊 The garden also was finished. The best investment I made was those rubber boots that I spoke about in the spring. No splinters in my feet and the boots slip on and off easily. They still stand by my back door so I can go out and fill the bird feeder and feed the magpies with China's leftover food 😊 Yup those magpies love China’s leftovers. And lastly the irrigation guy came and blew out all the water in the pipes and shut it all down for the winter.

 

YOGA!! Yup, I kept up with it. Not as much as I liked but I made it every Saturday unless I had clients and then I did a Noon weekday class to make up for that. I plan to incorporate more days once the shows are completed.

 

Finally, on the 9th I TOOK a day off 😊 Well kind of LOL. I took the last of the garage stuff to the Eco center and dropped it all off in the respective bins. I had booked my bottle guy to come and take my bottles but he either came too early [which is what my neighbor said] and DID NOT ring my doorbell or failed to show up. They have lost my business. Ring the doorbell if you come at 8 a.m. My phone is off but the doorbell will wake me. I will now take them myself to the bottle depot.

 

On the 12th I left for a lovely drive to Grande Prairie. Sadly once again the show was slow and not conducive to what I expect when putting in hours of driving, setting up my booth, being on time, trying to sleep in a noisy hotel, and then the enjoyable part of the drive once again to go back home. AND!! finding another psychic who undercut my price by $15 and had longer time. She had to pack up and go home on Saturday due to an emergency so thankfully Sunday was a busy day for me and I did not drive home with a loss but certainly not what I expect as I mentioned. GP will only be seeing me once a year from now on at the Christmas Show at Evergreen.

 

Drove back as I said and took two days off. Well, kind of 😊 I then sent out the recordings from the MP3 files if that was the chosen recording way. Add my emails in, send out the newsletter, and of course catch up on TV and such 😊

 

China went to the vet for her last check-up on her teeth. All is fine and she seems to be OK. As I mentioned in the cat expense column below I have chosen to give her a once-a-month solensia injection. This is more or less new to the vet area. It really works. It takes all the stiffness out of the body and makes her like a kitten again. The good news is that she is not jumping the fence. It was her first monthly injection and they say the full effect will be with the second injection. They are a little pricey but I can also buy them and do them at home says my vet. And that LOL, was after giving me a speech on injecting it into myself LOL!!! I have never put a needle in my body let alone China's stuff. I looked at her incredulously and said “Are you kidding me? I am pure-blooded and would never allow any needle or substance into my body let alone my poor cat's injection” Man oh man why would I even think of doing that !!!!

 

Moving to the 21st I did a wonderful house party in Beaumont. Unbeknownst to me they had a private chef cater the party and based upon the fact it was one of my regular clients who arranged it, they asked the chef to make some vegan food. Now one percent of people who hire me for parties offer me any food. I do not expect this and never ask for any. What I do is eat before I leave. This time I had made an AWESOME meal for myself even if I do say so myself LOL and it was so yummy I overate. Once arriving I was offered vegan food. Sadly I could not fathom one bite and even after the party was over I was still full to the brim. The offer was truly appreciated though 😊

 

Did some Christmas shopping this month and got four gifts done 😊 AND!! If you do not know this yet I am not a person who enjoys shopping. Thus I still had a gift certificate from back in April from my granddaughter for my birthday. Now I truly needed a food processor so I stopped in at the Bay and purchased a lovely Cuisinart with the GC. I am planning to make my vegan meats from scratch and freeze some over the winter. But this week I intend to do some vegan ‘chiken from Gentle Chef who I follow on FB and also have his GREAT vegan from scratch books 😊

 

OH!! And nothing more annoying than spending $263 on an item and then being asked ‘Do you want a bag for one dollar’? HUH?????????? I just fricken spent $263 on ONE item and you cannot give me a bag to put it in? “No, I’ll walk around with it thanks”. It is not the ONE DOLLAR it is the point of it.

 

My accountant picked up the quarterly GST that I filed and paid!! Summer is my busiest season for shows and such and also the largest amount I have to pay BUT!!! If you are not paying into GST when you file then you are not making money. That is how I look at it 😊 Always keep positive thoughts about letting go of money and it will replace itself and add interest 😊 Too many worry and do not see money as an energy. Thus it never wants to be around them 😊 I kid you not.

 

NOW!! Groceries/ G’kids are coming on the 28th for a late Thanksgiving dinner so I bought them their food. Then onto mine in several trips to the store this month. Olive oil was needed that had gone up considerably. I only buy cold pressed, virgin at The Italian Center and my my, the price had increased. I also added a bottle of truffle oil that I love. I also bought Silk Next Milk, soy cream, potatoes, lettuce, frozen corn, cauliflower, and Just Egg was on special so I bought three. However, I will be experimenting with Gentle Chef scrambled eggs [vegan] that are supposed to be SUPERB according to the reviews, very shortly 😊 And another stop at the grocery store for hummus [as I cannot make decent hummus much to my dismay] baby carrots, avocados, firm and very firm tofu [for my vegan ‘chiken] plant-based tuna of which I made some sushi already 😊 rice Krispies and Weetabix and on line I ordered the penicillium roqueforti. What is the PR??? 😊 It creates the blue that is in blue cheese in vegan cheeses that I will be experimenting with shortly. 😊 Monthly bill came to $376.10. AND!! You know all those meals I made back in April I am now down to four left 😊 BUT!! I still have quite a lot of dried beans, 6 packs of frozen green beans, and a TON of soy curls. This will be made into an assortment of meals starting with orange sauce ‘chiken. The soy curls make an excellent substitute for 'chiken. I will be placing some tips in my vegan kitchen column [see below] as we enter into 2024. 😊 One tip per month 😊

 

Oh, so much more was done this month but I no longer wish to bore you at all. It is the 27th now and I have a Zoom read this afternoon, three big reads booked one after the other for tomorrow, and then Sunday one read and the g’kids will arrive for the massive meal I am cooking, and Monday I am booked with reads so I am wrapping up the newsletter and uploading and setting it to go out on HALLOWEEN 😊 May you enjoy the spooky day.

 

If you want your life to be positive you have to create positivity within yourself and that can only come with your OWN thoughts. Not anyone else telling you how to think. Think about that 😊 [pun intended]

 

I was going to talk about the war with Israel and Hamas but I am saving that for next month. I had already done the 'My Opinion' column when it broke out. Yes, I start my newsletter early every month so I can work on it and as one lovely person told me at one of my house parties “I find your newsletter very interesting” Thank You for that 😊

 

People your life is your own. NOT anyone else's. Stand firm in what you believe in and do not follow the masses. Only those who can stand up for what they TRULY believe in and not become hypocritical will succeed in their true life path.

 

Anyway, enjoy the rest of 2023 as time does not return to us, nor do our choices in life offer a return to change them. Focus only on the ‘NOW’ as that brings the positive energy in and then adds up and then as you look backward to your memories only positive energy has surrounded you and always will.

 

Positive Thoughts To You All until next month :)

IN MY OPINION

This month's My Opinion column is for people who seemed to be getting scammed and tricked into giving money to the scammers and my advice to stop some of it.

 

However, before I get a bunch of emails telling me most people do not know how to protect themselves let me say this, I am 70. Yes, seventy years of age. You are never too old to learn. Luckily for me at the age of 43, I was given a computer. Now all I knew about computers back then was that since it had a plug on the end of the wire it would need to be plugged in 😊 BUT!! I also realized very quickly it was the wave of the future and so I took the time to learn. I bought a new computer in 1998 just before I left Quebec. Once arriving in Edmonton, Alberta I called Telus [our internet provider] and got internet that back then reminded me of the Yellow Pages on a screen. BUT!! I will never forget when the Telus tech came to install. He asked, “How many email addresses do you want”!! I had no clue what he meant so I said back “How many can I have”? and he replied “Five” and I answered “Then I’ll take all five” LOL. I remember he kind of rolled his eyes. I would have done too if I had   his tech knowledge.

 

BUT!! Back then we had floppy disks, coding, etc. I taught myself and asked others for advice. I was lucky many stepped up and answered my questions. It was like the Universe said, “Here you go, the right city, right people, right path”. I even had a website built for me for free and hosted for two years for free. Long story there and this is not the column to go into that now. 😊 [I cover it in my Reiki classes and my book ‘Then Now and Forever’ by VcToria Gray Cobb]

 

Let us get back to scams. My above comments are simply to say “Anyone can learn, you just need to practice and stop relying on your grandkids” LOL. I hear that often. AI is the future now so start learning this 😊

 

Now let's start with some simple stuff to get you to understand you cannot be scammed if you think. YUP THINK FIRST before you react.

 

How many of you have hit a link and had your computer go into a crazy array of flashes and a voice saying, “DO NOT CLOSE YOUR BROWSER” DO NOT CLOSE YOUR COMPUTER”??

Well, even I have had that happen. NOW DO NOT call the number on the screen whatever you do. You have been hacked and are about to be scammed if you do. Use the button on your computer as you will not be able to use your mouse or the start/close area. CLOSE THE COMPUTER. Nothing will go wrong.

Now reboot and open Chrome Google. On the top right-hand side, you will see three dots. If you lay your mouse on top it will say “Customize and Control Google Chrome”. Hit this and a box will open. Now look down and find “More Tools”. Hit that and a box will open. Look down and    see ‘Clear Browsing History” OR hit Ctrl+Shift+Del. [If you use the three then they must be held down all at once]

 

Now a box will open, and I recommend you tick all boxes EXCEPT passwords unless you wish to add all the passwords you have saved back in. This will clear all your cookies, [people who can see when you are on their sites] all your browser history [where you have been that is stored for nosy wives or husbands LOL], and more. BUT!! It will also clear that hacking you set off when you clicked that link. If you do not, then your computer is still being monitored 😊 TRUST me this works. I also recommend that you do a browser clearance once a month PLUS it will speed up your computer considerably.

 

Now my second advice in case you get a call claiming your son/daughter/grandchild has been hurt/kidnapped/in an accident etc., etc. is to CALM DOWN. Now if they have their voice remember AI [artificial intelligence] can capture that from any videos they may have posted so do  not be fooled. DO NOT agree to give any credit numbers out. Calmly hang up and call your son/daughter/grandchild first. BUT!! Here is the   best advice I can give. Have a code word with them.

I have a code word with all my grandkids. Also, a clue in case the emergency is real, and they cannot think of the word right away. Create that with them NOW.

If they say the child/g’kid is unconscious and cannot speak do not be fooled. If they say the arrest can be covered up and “TO TELL NO ONE”  and go and get money IT IS A SCAM.

Tell whoever is on the line that your husband is a police officer, and you will call him and speak to him first. I guarantee the scammer will   hang up and not call back and your child/g’kid is fine. Trust me on this.

 

Did anyone watch the Cocaine Buttons on W5? How on earth she got scammed twice I will never know. Her daughter said, ‘her late husband never prepared her for the real world’ HUH????? She was just released from a 9-month stay in prison where she had been after believing all these people were treating her to a wonderful FREE trip LOL. Remember when you are newly widowed, thanks to social media, scammers are on the lookout for this as they know you will be vulnerable. Be more careful while you heal and take on the physical world alone. The cocaine button lady was scammed twice out of hundreds of thousands. It is worth googling W5 and watching the episode.

 

I have never been scammed and truly I do not know why or how people fall for it. If the investment is too good to be true DO NOT DO IT. ‘Greed goeth before a fall’. I invest or should I say day trade and do it all myself. I taught myself. In 1983 when I lived in Montreal, I took all the    courses at the Montreal Stock Exchange to understand the market and how it works. Today it has changed tremendously but just like tech I kept up  with it as a HOBBY!! My occupation is my spiritual work, and the Universe shows me that all the time. The thanks I get from folks who I help show me that. 😊

 

Quick story: I was with a buddy one day and her so called 'financial advisor' happened to call. The advisor was asking her for more money as the market had collapsed and she was being called on margin. NOW!! When you invest with a licensed financial advisor [as this is what she was] you are NOT giving permission to use the stocks as a margin. What is margin? lets' say you have 100 bank shares that your financial advisor bought. On your monthly statement this will show. BUT you can use a partial amount if the account is margin to purchase other    stocks as the investment area believes that bank stocks will never fall below 70% so 30% of the amount can be borrowed [with interest] BUT when  the market falls as it did in 2005, I believe [do not quote me on this] they will call for the cover. BUT!! when I explained this to my friend, she  had no idea her money was being used for margin buys. SO!! if you do use a financial advisor outside of banks etc. make sure you do not give permission for any margin calls. Or like myself, learn about investing and do it yourself. 

 

What other scams can I help you with? Any calls that say your internet provider has been compromised. SCAM. Hang up and call your provider. A call saying your credit card has been fraudulently used and to hit the number 1 to speak to someone. DO NOT HIT the number. Hang up and   if you have online statements go there and look. OR call your credit card from the number on the back of the ACTUAL card. Do not google it.

Even if it is true and your card was used fraudulently you will get the money back and you should go directly to your bank and speak to them. Do NOT worry. Calm down, change your password if you have online banking/credit cards, and handle it calmly.

 

What else? Do you have kids? Before you make any payments phone them. 100% it will be a scam. Businesses for bill payments do not take  any type of gift cards should you be told to go and buy them and give the number off the back. SCAM.

 

OH, OH the BIG scam and this sadly hits newcomers more than people who have lived here all their lives. If you are a newcomer, the government does not arrest you for taxes you may or may not owe. The CRA does not call and tell you that you will be arrested if you do not   hit the number 1 [one] on your phone and talk with them. If you have a parcel coming and they say you will be arrested as it is stuck at the border DO NOT hit any numbers. Any call that threatens arrest is a SCAM attempt at frightening you, threatening you and getting your bank account numbers or credit card numbers. In Canada or the USA, we do not arrest you or ask for money for tax purposes. Hang up and call the CRA or police.

 

Three more to go that I will cover. Meeting someone online? They text you every day with ‘I dreamed about you last night’ and ‘You are the one   I have been looking for’ YET!! They tell you their camera is broken so they cannot Facetime or go live in any way? SCAM!! Ask them to borrow   a friend's phone and see what their excuse is. They are in a secret place and their bank account is frozen and please can they borrow money? SCAM. If you cannot see them ‘live’ and talk and all you get is excuses, it’s a SCAM.

Buying something from Marketplace? They want you to send a deposit to hold the item. Simply ask them to go onto Video under the text area. Or Facetime. If they say they do not know how tell them to ask someone and if they still say ‘I cannot find anyone etc. etc.” DO NOT send any money. A couch that clearly is brand new, plus the love seat for $200 is a scam. Think before you send a deposit to so call hold it. Even if they give you an address ask to see it LIVE on the phone with them showing it to you. 

 

Now this last one I do not understand. Vendors who sign up for these little shows. Many are scams as recently many have taken the posters    of others and created the same show with a different email address so that funds go to the scammer, not the actual person who is the organizer. Now here is what I do not understand. ALL these little shows [not the big secure shows] say DO NOT use PayPal to send your funds.   I ask why? PayPal would be the safest as you will get refunded if it turns out to be a scam as opposed to a direct etransfer that you have no recourse over. Personally, if an organizer or show does not take credit cards, I see it as a HUGE red flag. Either they have bad credit or do not know how to run a business properly. ALL fees that are charged on debit or credit cards for businesses are tax deductible. When you deduct expenses, your taxes are lower. Anyway, be VERY careful when signing up for shows that are one or two days with short hours IF you are  asked for an etransfer. Speak to the organizer and NEVER EVER send money in haste. Any etransfer is gone.

 

With a clean computer as long as you follow the instructions above and do so once a month your IP address [internet protocol] will change   and all will work faster and more productively Plus you would have kicked the scammers off should they have found a way into your  computer. Again, I stress that DO NOT call any numbers that pop up on your computer screen declaring an emergency. Close the computer  with the button if you cannot access your ‘start’ area. Then reboot.

 

If I have only helped one person from losing their money, then this column was written with success. 😊

 

If you have never been scammed, I still suggest you clear your browser's once a month. 😊

May the strong survive.

THIS IS MY OPINION AND YOU CAN CHOOSE TO AGREE OR DISAGREE

CAT COSTS

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Cat Costs: If you are new to my newsletter then know I have 3-5 years of tinned cat food here 😊 Story is in Octobers Newsletter.

 

I have known about Solensia for awhile. I looked into it and decided YES, I would LOVE China to be here with no pain or stiffness and decided after looking at the ingredients etc., to give her the once a month shot. Cost: $98.18 and will be monthly. While I was there, I also bought 3 tubes of hairball-EZ Tuna that she LOVES!! Cost: $52.10 and lastly, I picked up one pack of Ubavet MultiFel Chews [vitamins] that she does NOT chew lol but takes easily as a pill. Cost: $27.11.

 

No dry food, kitty litter or raw food was needed.  

 

The Total cost for October was $177.39 😊

That is for one cat I might remind people who are thinking of getting one. I am very lucky that as she ages, she is one of the rare cats that has stayed in GREAT health. 😊 I attribute this to good food, her daily exercise, and never having had any vaccines. Plus, the HUGE amount of love, I give her. 

 

If you are thinking of getting a pet please know that from the cute stage, they grow with a personality to the adult stage. Animals feel unconditional love from their souls. They get attached and used to their homes. If you cannot give up 12-18 years and maybe longer, do NOT get a pet. It is not a companion till you find a mate, have a child, or decide to move to an apartment that will not allow pets, it is a companion for life. They also need dental care, checkups, and GOOD food. Not this cheap, no-nutrient food that I see so many people buy. Your pets will suffer later just as you would if all you ate was junk.

 

Look at rescue places for loving animals. These pets will not only be grateful, it's almost like they know you saved them and love and adore you for it. Think before you add to your life. Can you give this type of commitment? If the answer is yes then enjoy looking for your new companion. Think older if you can, for some reason, older pets are harder to re-home and they are much sadder as they wait not knowing what it was they did to be removed from their homes.

NOVEMBER 2023 ASTROLOGY PLANETARY INFORMATION
VOID OF COURSE MOON TIMES AND PLANET CHANGES
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November 1st, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 6.36 am MST and moves into Cancer at 3.30 pm MST.

November 3rd, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 9.28 pm MST and moves into Leo on November 4th at 1.21 am MST.

November 4th, 2023: Saturn goes DIRECT at 1.03 am MST.

November 6th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 12.25 am MST and moves into Virgo at 12.39 pm MST.

November 8th, 2023: Venus moves into Libra at 2.30 am MST.

November 8th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 9.55 pm MST and moves into Libra on November 9th at 1.08 am MST.

November 9th, 2023: Mercury moves into Sagittarius at 11.25 pm MST.

November 11th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 9.05 am MST and moves into Scorpio at 11.39 am MST.

November 13th, 2023: NEW MOON in Scorpio at 2.27 am MST.

November 13th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 4.03 am MST and moves into Sagittarius at 7.23 pm MST.

November 15th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 3.57 pm MST and moves into Capricorn on November 16th at 1.47 am MST.

November 18th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 1.27 am MST and moves into Aquarius at 4.28 am MST.

November 20th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 3.50 am MST and moves into Pisces at 7.29 am MST.

November 22nd, 2023: Sun moves into Sagittarius at 7.03 am MST.

November 22nd, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 9.10 am MST and moves into Aries at 10.19 pm MST.

November 24th, 2023: Mars moves into Sagittarius at 3.15 am MST.

November 24th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 10.40 am MST and moves into Taurus at 1.29 pm MST.

November 26th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 2.52 pm MST and moves into Gemini at 5.40 pm MST.

November 27th, 2023: FULL MOON in Gemini at 2.16 am MST.

November 28th, 2023: Moon goes void of course at 6.03 pm MST and moves into Cancer at 11.54 pm MST.

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 VcToria's Vegan Kitchen

Fourth month of my Indian series. Create one monthly and get to realize how easy vegan cooking is.

For Indian food the spices below are always the ones we use so please stock up on them. Buy your spices once a year so the freshness is always there 😊

For Edmontonians there is a wonderful spice store on Whyte Ave just below 109th street. Or use an Indian store for purchase.

TIP: The easiest way to cook is to put all the ingredients out on the counter and then weigh and separate them before starting to cook. Read the recipe. If spices all going to be added at the same time take a bowl and measure or weigh them out. If liquids need cups etc. take jugs and make sure they are created. Chop all the veggies. Line them up and follow the recipe 😊  

Dal Palak

 

TIP: The easiest way to cook is to put all the ingredients out on the counter and then weigh and separate them before starting to cook. Read the recipe. If spices all going to be added at the same time take a bowl and measure or weigh them out. If liquids need cups etc. take jugs and make sure they are created. Chop all the veggies. Line them up and follow the recipe 😊 

 

1/2 cup of split chickpeas [I used whole ones as I stock a lot]

1/4 cup of red lentils

2 and 1/4 cups of water

2 tablespoons oil [ I use olive oil]

1 diced onion

3 cloves of garlic. [I use the jar kind]

1 teaspoon of minced ginger [ I used dry from a spice bottle]

1 chopped tomato

1 teaspoon of each of these spices [ put them all into a bowl] turmeric, coriander, garam masala, fenugreek. [ do NOT overdo the fenugreek or it will create a bitter taste]

1/8 teaspoon of chili powder or more if you like it spicy.

1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt [ or the salt you use if you do not use Himalayan sea salt]

1 tablespoon tomato paste

9 cups of fresh baby spinach

2 teaspoons of nutritional yeast

 

Rinse the lentils. If you are using split chickpeas [dried] then add them as well.

Combine the red lentils [and split chickpeas] and water. Bring to boil and let them simmer for 14 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

If you are using cooked chickpeas then put them aside with the lentils once the lentils are cooked.

 

Heat the oil on medium heat and add the onion. Saute for 3-5 minutes until soft. Then add the garlic and ginger. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add the chopped tomato, spices, chili powder, salt and tomato paste and cook until the tomatoes are soft. Add 3 cups of the spinach leaves. Stir.

 

In a blender put the other 6 cups of spinach with 1/2 cup of water. Blend until smooth.

 

Add the chickpeas and lentils and nutritional yeast to the skillet and cook for another 5-7 minutes.

 

Remove from heat and serve with naan bread or eat as is 😊 . 

 

Next Month: Vegan Butter 'Chiken.

VcToria's Spiritual Advice

The Spiritual Side of Racism. [if one could call it that]

 

What many people do not know about me was I brought up in a racist household. My mother died a racist. She used the ‘N’ word like Canadians use ‘sorry’ That was not meant as humor it was to express how often I heard that word.

 

During my impressionable years, I lived in South Africa. [1962-1966] This was a VERY racist time. Whites only in the city. Green busses for colors as they were called. Red busses for whites as we were referred to. The colored were not allowed in the city at night and only came into the city to work for very small salaries. They lived in huts on the outside of town or in shanties as they were called. We had three servants back then. [Yes, I am using language that was used daily back in South Africa in those days] I want you to feel the full experience of my article.

We had a cook, gardener, and house cleaner. But the servants always changed except our cook. My mother fired them, called them names and so we were taught to treat people of color with less than a human attitude.

 

We came to Canada in 1966 and I started high school. I brought home an Indian girl I had made friends with, and we headed down to the basement to play as thirteen-year-olds do and I heard my mother calling me. I went back upstairs, and she said in her hysterical voice ‘GET THAT GIRL OUT OF HERE”. All because her skin was darker than ours???????

I was embarrassed and as I recall I could never figure out what people who had no choice over their color had done wrong. Why were people who had different skin colors treated so terribly?

 

Luckily, I left home early having met my husband at the early age of sixteen. Nothing racist about him, nor any of the hippies we hung out with nor my next serious relationship. They embraced anyone and did not judge the color of their skin.

 

BUT!! Interestingly enough back then motorcycle gangs were racist to a point. At the time Satans Choice [ then changed to Outlaws] was a big part of our friends hangouts and we all got along. Their president at the time was Malada. [white mother/black father] yet a lad named Animal [ yup nickname] was dark-skinned and not allowed in the club due to his darker skin. He was allowed to ‘strike’ as it was called. In other words, run with the gang, and do errands but never to be a full patched member. Only based on his skin color. Today you still do not see many motorcycle members of color.

 

Now in Ukraine and China, you do not see any color. All the people we are taking in here in Canada due to their war are white. Why is this? Maybe someone can tell us?

 

As I matured and had to release embedded thoughts of those who are not Caucasian as less than the rest of the world I came to the enlightenment of ‘two things you cannot change, that is color of the skin and height’.

 

Although Michael Jackson and many others seemed to try to lighten their skin color it is ironic to me that most Caucasians lie in the sun and try to darken their skin.

 

As we look at nature and the different colors of the leaves in fall, the daily sunset, the blue skies and so many other vibrant colors I am reminded that the creator made different skin colors too. The creator also made many species of nature, birds, butterflies, bees, and so many more insects in all different colors. Today many like more colorful birds as opposed to the simple brown tiny ones. Why? In the animal kingdom, we have different colors of cats, dogs, bears, and so many other species. Yet people expect this.

 

Why then can people not embrace the different colors of skin and enjoy? Under ALL skin color are souls like you and me. BUT!! The spiritual side of this is “if you believe in past lives you must believe in future lives” and therefore you too will experience every color of skin, each female and male body and all that surrounds the prejudices that still to this day are part of the HUMAN species actions and thoughts. 

 

They say you are judged upon returning home? Well, I have never died, taken a video, and returned so I cannot say if that is true or not, but in the deeper part of my thoughts I do believe that what we treat with disdain and racist actions you will have to come back and experience the pain you caused. It would appear if my thoughts are correct my mother will be returning with darker skin.

 

So, ask yourself if you look or think of others who do not have white skin as less than you, ‘Why do you think or feel this way’? When you go for a blood transfusion do you ask what color person donated the blood? NO, YOU DO NOT. Because we all bleed the same color of blood. Inside of the physical body no matter what color the outer layers are lie a soul, DNA, and all that the human species has in any color skin. Think about that.

 

And so, I say to racists, think about this: Beauty lies in life and all the colors that surround us. Never judge a book by its cover. Open the soul energy and hear the inner calling of the human. Remember one day that soul maybe you. How do you change your racist or in fact any thoughts? The energy that is the soul can never be destroyed only reshaped and reprogrammed. Use the power of the mind that creates your thoughts to reprogram that which you wish to go home as. Be your own power. If you died tomorrow, would you be happy with yourself if you were to be judged?

 

Think about a world that just allowed the beauty of each soul to be just that. No judgement. No seeing only the skin color. Judge the person for the actions they create in their own lives NOT the color of skin. That is immature, unbelievable that a human cannot have the intelligence to understand ALL humans were created like nature. Different colors to be enjoyed. 😊 People should not have to live in fear because of a skin color that they were born with, and they should have no reason to wish to change the color. I leave you with these thoughts and my knowledge that I was able to change the racism I was brought up with. So can anyone if it resides within you as judgement.

 

Next Month: The soul beauty of animals and the spiritual journey they offer when you connect to them. 😊

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