“Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change.
Without collective change, no change matters” – Angel Kyodo Williams
Widening Circles Of Love
Each month, the new moon completely disappears from sight when the moon and the sun line up above the earth. Though hidden from view in the dark sky, we do not doubt its presence. The moon, earth and sun interplay in perfect synchronicity. We trust this with a certainty.
And yet for most of us, the nature of impermanence is a far more prevalent feeling. Each moment arises and passes, never repeating, always new. Life’s constant change may lead to feelings of gripping, of resisting, or fear. We see examples of some so afraid of difference, they choose to support systems of power that limit and neglect others in an attempt to maintain a status quo.
For a moment, recall a night spent inside by a glowing fire, watching as the logs slowly burn to cinder and ash. With the body and spirit warm, the fire’s eventual dimming is not too difficult to accept. When all are welcome to find warmth at the fire, when the circle is enlarged to make room for the stories, laughter and languages of everyone seeking to join ~ time’s passing is but a gift. Each new moment becomes a brilliant path to the enlivening power of love.
May we each widen our circle, seek to warm one another, and find equanimity in the beauty of impermanence. As Ram Dass says, “We’re all just walking each other home.”
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Smoky Vegan Sweet Potato Chilli
1 Winter squash roasted for 1 hour @375 F.
For the Chili:
1 large onion chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
5 cloves of garlic chopped
4 sweet potatoes chopped into small pieces
4 medium tomatoes chopped
2 ears of corn, cut from the cob
4 cups water or veggie broth
2 Cups cooked pinto beans
2 Cups cooked black beans
1 TBSP. Organic taco seasoning
2 TBSP Coconut or Sunflower oil
1 bunch cilantro
Salt and Pepper to taste
Hot Peppers if you like it hot!
For the Smoky Cashew sour creme:
1 Cup Cashews
Juice of 1/2 large lemon
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp smoked paprika
salt to taste
Saute the onions and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes on medium. Add the potatoes, pepper, taco seasoning, and corn, saute another 5 minutes. Add the veggie broth. Bring to a boil, and then simmer on low for 15 minutes. Add in beans, cilantro, and tomatoes, and simmer another 10 minutes. Add salt to your taste.
While it is simmering, make the smoky cashew creme. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 1 minute.
Drizzle on top of the soup, or mix in for a creamy, smoky, delicious chili!!
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