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"GOD has not called me to be successful. He called me to be Faithful… Never forget or neglect anyone because nobody knows what's coming tomorrow. You will know their value when you can't meet them once again in the lifetime." Mother Teresa "The more society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it…. If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love." George Orwell

Fresh Salad With Walnuts, Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds (for dinner)

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Raw Courgette, Beetroot & Orange Soup

 

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It is my sixth day today.

 

Ingredient:

  • Juice of 1 orange

  • 1/2 medium sized courgette (or also called zucchini)

  • 1 beetroot 

  • 40-50 gr boiled bulgur & quinoa

  • 1/2 or 1 spoon chopped ginger 

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric 

How to prepare:

Start cutting up the courgette and beetroot, and then add them to the blender with the orange juice (do not add, if you do not like ginger and turmeric ). Blend. Done!

Place the soup in the dish. Add boiled bulgur and quinoa as a great stuffing.

Yep, that was it! No heating up required, eat cold and refresh.

Raw Courgette and Carrot Soup

 Raw Soups are taking over from Smoothies.

 

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It is my fifth day today (I had 20 days diet) and I decided to try this tasty raw courgette and carrot soup. It’s so easy and so good for you. On the top I used the juice from 1 beetroot.

 

Soup With Steamed Sweet Potato and Carrot Juice

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I was on a diet: The first 10 days I had 100 gr porridge and 1 L boiled water (to stay for 1 night). And the next 10 days I drank only water (herbal tea + a little of honey). My 11th day it was my dry diet. It means zero glasses of water the same day. If you want to bring some interesting perspective to your piece, I would ask that you take my no-water challenge for one day.

After the diet I started feeding slowly myself.

Today it is my forth day. Lunchtime I had a steamed sweet potato soup. The potato 150 g and carrot juice 150 g. I do not use water to prepare my soups.

100 g steamed sweet potato – Calories 90

Protein 2 g, Sodium 36 mg, Total Fat 0 g, Potassium 475 mg, Saturated 0 g,Total Carbs 21 g, Polyunsaturated 0 g, Dietary Fibre 3 g, Monounsaturated 0 g, Sugars 6 g,                            Trans 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg,  Vitamin A 384%, Calcium 4%, Vitamin C 33%, Iron 4%.

There’s a common dieting myth, that if you drink a glass of water before you eat you will feel fuller for longer.

But is there any truth in this? I took it upon myself to put the water theory up against the latest idea in the science of dieting.

The new buzzword in dieting is satiety – it’s less about reducing your calorie intake and more about eating foods that will keep you satiated for longer.

What did I try before I started my diet?

First Day lunchtime: I had a meal of chicken and vegetables with and a glass of water. 

I drank the water before I ate my meal.

Second Day lunchtime: I blended the water with the meal to make a soup.

Then I sat down and waited for the hunger signals to kick in.

I found out I was satiated for nearly 1 hour more the Day Second, when I ate the chicken and vegetable soup. Compared to the Day First, when I drank the water before the chicken and vegetable meal.

But why? When we drink a glass of water with our meal our stomach is able to sieve the water from the solids passing quickly from our stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

  • 50% of stomach contents emptied 2.5 to 3 hours

  • Total emptying of the stomach 4 to 5 hours

  • 50% emptying of the small intestine 2.5 to 3 hours

  • Transit through the colon 30 to 40 hours

However, when we combine the water and food in a soup this sieving is prevented and ensures that the water and the nutrients from the food stay together, homogenised, thus entering the intestine at the same time.

Because of the increased volume of the water and solid combined the food stays in our stomach for longer, activating our satiety signals and delaying emptying, which, according to the scientists, can reduce our hunger by up to a quarter.

You Knew She Loved You. Now You Know She Loves You.

There Is Power, Power in Love

The Most Reverend Michael Curry provided the sermon during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding.

 

And now in the name of our loving, liberating and life-giving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. From the song of Solomon in the Bible: ‘Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm. For love is as strong as death. Passion, fierce as the grave. These flashes are flashes of fire, raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love. Neither can the floods drown it out.

The late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, and I quote: ‘We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will make of this old world a new world. Love, love is the only way.’

There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even oversentimentalize it. There’s power, power in love. If you don’t believe me, think of a time when you first fell in love. The whole world seemed to center around you, and your beloved. There’s power, power in love. Not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape or love. There’s a certain sense in which, when you are loved and you know it, when someone cares for you and you know it, when you love and you show it, it actually feels right. There’s something right about it, and there’s a reason for it. The reason has to do with the source. Anyone who has ever fallen in love knows what I mean.

But think about love in any form or experience of it. It actually feels good to be loved, and to express love. There is something right about it. And there’s a reason.

An old Medieval poem says it: ‘Where true love is found, God himself is there.’

The Bible, 1 John 4, says it this way: ‘Beloved, let us love one another because love is from God; Everyone who loves is born of God. Whoever does not love does not know God. For God is love.’

There’s power in love. Love can help and heal when nothing else can. Love can lift up and liberate for living when nothing else will.

And the love that brings two people together is the same love that can bind them together, whether on mountaintops of happiness and through valleys of hardship. Love is strong as death. Its flashes are flashes of fire. Many waters cannot quench love. Love can see you through! There’s power in love.

But the love of which we speak is not only for couples getting married or just for interpersonal relationships.

Jesus of Nazareth taught us that the way of love is the way to a real relationship with the God who created all of us, and the way to true relationship with each other as children of that one God, as brothers and sisters in God’s human family.

One scholar said it this way: ‘Jesus had founded the most revolutionary movement in human history. A movement built on the unconditional love of God for the world and the mandate to live that love.’ And in so doing, to change lives and the world itself! There’s a reason.

An old spiritual may suggest why: ‘If you cannot preach like Peter, and you cannot pray like Paul, you can tell the love of Jesus, how he died to save us all. There is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole. There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the sin sick soul.’ Just tell the love of Jesus, how he died to save us all. He didn’t sacrifice his life for himself, or anything he could get out of it, He did it for others, for the other, for the good and well being of others, That’s love.

How does St. Paul say it? ‘Love is not jealous, rude, or boastful. Love does not insist on its own way. Love is unselfish, sacrificial, kind and just. Love seeks the good and the well-being of the other. Love makes room and space for the other to be.’ This love, this is the way of Jesus. And it’s game changer.

Imagine our homes and families when this way of love is the way. Imagine our neighborhoods and communities when love is the way. Imagine our governments and countries when love is the way. Imagine business and commerce when this love is the way. Imagine our world when love is the way.

No child would go to bed hungry in such a world as that Poverty would become history in such a world as that. The earth would be as a sanctuary in such a world as that.

We would treat one another as children of God, regardless of differences. We would learn how to lay our swords and shields down by the riverside to study war no more. There would be a new heaven, a new earth, a new world. A new and beautiful human family. The very dream of God.

The late French Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, was at once a scientist, a Roman Catholic priest, a theologian, a true mystic. His was one of the great minds and spirits of the 20th century. He suggested that the discovery and harnessing of fire was one of the great technological discoveries of human history.

Fire made it possible to cook food, thereby reducing the spread of disease. Fire made it possible to stay warm in cold climates, thereby marking human migration possible. Fire made the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Industrial Revolution possible.

If you drove here this morning, you did so in part because of harnessed fire. I flew here from the U.S. due to controlled burn of fire. Fire is involved in broadcasting this wedding around the world. And we can text, tweet, email, and otherwise socially engage one another due to fire. Fire was one of the great technological discoveries of humanity.

In light of this, de Chardin said that if human beings ever harness the energies of love, then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire. Love is the very fire and energy of real life!

Dr. King was right: ‘We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world, a new world. Love is the only way.’

My brother, my sister, God love you, God bless you. My brothers, my sisters, God love you, God bless you. And may God hold us all In those almighty hands of love.

I Hear You Call Out My Name

To the Sober

And I hear you call out my name…

Listen my child, you say to me, 
I am the voice of your history.
Be not afraid, come follow me, 
Answer my call and I’ll set you free. 

I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain, 
I am the voice of your hunger and pain. 
I am the voice that always is calling you, 
I am the voice, I will remain.

I am the voice in the fields when the summer’s gone, 
The dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow.
Neer the night passes without my dreaming of you.

Ne’er do I sleep throughout all the cold winter long, 
I am the force that in springtime will grow. 

I am the voice of the past that will always be, 
Filled with my sorrows . 
I am the voice of the future, 
Bring me your peace, 
Bring me your peace and my wounds…they will heal.

And I hear you call out my name…

 

Лили Иванова – Едната Любов

 

“ Търсим все смисъл в трайността, в последователността, в обещанието за развитие. А забравяме, че разпукването на живота е в мига. Ако съзнаем това, гнетящото ни безсмислие изведнъж ще се напои с особен смисъл, който заготвя битието ни в мига: радостта от самото усилие, макар и напразно. Упоението от самото чувство, макар и несподелено. Гордата тръпка от подвига, макар и обречен.
Но обременени от неотстъпния натиск на смисъла, ние сме слепи и недъгави да се радваме на мига. И в своята доживотна гонитба на смисъла, обезсмисляме живота си. ”

“Отклонение”, Блага Димитрова

One Day…Very Soon…

 

My Royal Biscuit 7 Years Old

“We were just two broken souls trying to fix one another…Somehow I ended up with a piece of you and you me.” 
 Evy Michaels

My royal biscuit was given to me by a private school on 27 April 2011.  The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom.

Both, me and my VIP friend, spent the same day  watching the wedding on the TV.

And because my biscuit was broken, he decided to glue the broken pieces…Without the pieces there can be no whole and without the whole the pieces have no place. 

Everyone has that moment I think, the moment when something so momentous happens that it rips your very being into small pieces. And then you have to stop. For a long time, you gather your pieces. And it takes such a very long time, not to fit them back together…

Sometimes I wonder if we ever truly let anyone completely in. The desire for another human being to know you, all of you, all the pieces, even the ones you’re ashamed of — is huge. But too often, we sit down and sort through the pieces only picking out the pretty ones, leaving the ugly ones behind, not realizing that choosing not to share with someone else…

If you (only you) read this, I would be happy to tell me how to glues both pieces again…so that ‘pieces’ are not the end of what was, but the beginning of what is to be.

 

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Where Were You Last Night?


To You (only)

“Say something, please. Say anything”, you teased.
“You”, I said. “I remember you.” I kept my eyes shut, and felt his hands touching me.
“What do you remember about me?” “What do you love more?”, you asked “My hair or my heart?”

“Why do you give me only two choices? Don’t leave out your laugh, the way you cough and talk to me when you’re thinking, the feel of your breath on my face, the sound of your voice in the morning, the fan of your eyelashes, the caring spirit, the determined soul — so why stop at your hair and your heart? How do you expect me to choose? When what I love the most about you — is you.”

 

Before you came,
things were as they should be:
the sky was the dead-end of sight,
the road was just a road, wine merely wine.

Now everything is like my heart,
a color at the edge of blood:
the grey of your absence, the color of poison, of thorns,
the gold when we meet, the season ablaze,
the yellow of autumn, the red of flowers, of flames,
and the black when you cover the earth
with the coal of dead fires.

And the sky, the road, the glass of wine?
The sky is a shirt wet with tears,
the road a vein about to break,
and the glass of wine a mirror in which
the sky, the road, the world keep changing.

Don’t leave now that you’re here—
Stay. So the world may become like itself again:
so the sky may be the sky,
the road a road,
and the glass of wine not a mirror, just a glass of wine.
Faiz Ahmad Faiz

My Way to Exist

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Безумна Любов

To You

Дует Ритон – Безумна любов

Healthy Quick Dish

My Healthy Juices

https://noveliyapavey.com/2018/01/30/healing-smoothie/

 

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You Offered Your Heart

Six Years Ago

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