2020 Fall Winter Bliss Buzzz... Purpose and Meaning


Aloha Bliss circle,

Purpose and Meaning

The year's invitation to slow down and be more still
is also an opportunity to tune to our spirit...
and connect with our purpose and deeper meaning.

Each soul is a beautiful light with unique gifts to enjoy and share! : )
Allow yourself to listen within, and to flow in your inspiration
('in spirit'), and to what has deep meaning for you.
In source, know anything is possible! : )
Allow yourself to be open to new creative possibilities and,
like the autumn leaves, allow everything else to shed.

Am feeling very grateful for the gift of another abundant harvest.
May you enjoy a nourishing harvest, and the dormant season ahead,
nurturing the seeds of your dreams and new possibilities! : )
Tune to the river of source inside... your spirit knows the way forward.

Sharing the following Bliss offerings:

Bliss SOUL POWER Workshop (Nov)
Bliss Guided Meditation

Private Guidance Sessions
Mother Earth Stewardship
every day : )
Simple Healthy Recipes:
Raw Walnut Date Cacao Bites : )
Homemade Probiotic-Rich Sauerkraut
Keto Blueberry Pancakes

May you be well and enjoy a nourishing, bountiful harvest!
From the light in me to the light in you... all One.
namaste, with love,
Irena

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Bliss Soul Power Workshop... Enjoy the ride!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bliss SOUL POWER Workshop
Practices to remind you who you are and help you expand in ease & joy! : )

Online Workshop
Learn how to access your full soul power and align your energy to live a life that feels easier, happier and more fulfilling! : )

In this time on Earth, we're being invited to step into greater empowerment, to shift from 'survival' to 'creation' consciousness, and to live aligned with our soul's calling. We are meant to dwell primarily in love and joy here : )

Learn tools and practices that you can apply in everyday life to feel more empowered, creative, joyful, and resilient within yourself, your relationships, and your purpose! This is an experiential workshop. Irena weaves in some guided meditation, journaling, intuitive art, breathwork, as well as powerful energetic understandings, experiences and practices to support the ongoing art of alignment and creative manifestation!

Join in to feel energized and 'tuned up'! : )
For this online workshop, you will need:

  • a journal/notebook, a pen, and some coloured pencils/crayons,
  • a comfortable quiet sitting area, and
  • an online connection.

When:
4-6pm, Sat November 21, 2020

By Donation: This online workshop will be held by donation. Donations may be made via e-transfer, or at the top of the Schedule page www.aboutbliss.com/schedule.html, thank you.

You will need Skype, to participate in the session, and we may need to confirm the connection beforehand, thank you.

To sign-up: Please email Irena for more information and to sign up!

 

Bliss Guided Meditation Sessions

Enjoy this simple
and powerful practice.
Come home to your spirit...
peace...
love...
ease.

Bliss Guided Meditation Sessions

Enjoy creating a sense of clarity, peace and well-being through meditation. Meditation sessions include simple seated meditations as well as a lying down guided relaxation/visualization meditation.
No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing, and have an extra layer and pillow handy.
Class will be held online, via Skype group video.

When:  7-8:15pm, Thurs Oct 22, 2020
(other future sessions will be communicated)

By Donation: Classes will be held by donation. Donations may be made via e-transfer, or at the top of the Schedule page www.aboutbliss.com/schedule.html, thank you.

You will need Skype, to participate in the session.

To sign-up:
Email Irena to sign up and for more details.

 

Bliss Guidance Sessions

Private Bliss Guidance Sessions...
Intuitive 'Soul Guidance' and more.

Intuitive Guidance sessions support you in tuning in, releasing, providing clarity, and expanding into your fuller soul potential and creative power!
Email Irena
to arrange a private session (intuitive soul guidance, or meditation, yoga, intuitive art, breathwork and more).

While the weather is still warm, we can also arrange an outdoor session : ) Mother Earth is always so helpful in grounding and assisting us in clarity, release and transformation!

I am happy to hold space, to be a bridge, guide, and a channel for insights.
Bliss
means 'activating soul potential! : )

Email Irena for more information. To learn more about Bliss offerings, please visit www.aboutbliss.com. Thank you.

 

 

Loving Mother Earth Stewardship

Irena Bliss Lives Simply on Mother Earth

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Love Mother Earth

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Mother Earth Butterfly beauty

Mother Earth Sumach beauty

 

Loving Mother Earth
Stewardship Every Day : )

We can practice simple loving stewardship of Mother Earth every day : )

  • This week I stopped along a bicycle path to clean up the litter for about an hour or two (the difference was so inspiring! : )
  • In my morning meditations, I feel connected to dear Mother Earth and the circle of all life here.
  • I sing the Anishinaabe Nibi Water song to the Waters (ocean, lake, river, rain, drinking water), sharing love, thanks, and respect to the spirit of Water wherever I go. Miigwech, thank you dear Water Walker, Grandmother Josephine Mandamin for your inspiration and wisdom.
  • I like to share daily love and appreciation with the beautiful Tree nation (and flowers, birds, butterflies, other animals : ) wherever I enjoy my outdoor yoga practice (am a tree hugger : )
  • My personal mission is to live simply, and eliminate all single use plastics, cups and wrappers, and enjoy food as close to 'source', the Earth, as possible (am sharing some more recipes below : ).

Little things add up and together we are stronger. What are the ways you enjoy loving stewardship of the Earth?


You may wish to learn more about the inspiring #LandBack movement led by the original Indigenous Peoples on these lands, and find ways to support. Original peoples have lived in deep relationship and harmony with these lands on Turtle Island for time immemorial. Here are some inspiring articles:

www.tvo.org/article/how-to-transfer-your-land-to-indigenous-peoples
In the spirit of Truth & Reconciliation, a retired teacher is transferring her land title to a nearby First Nation community (200 acres as a conservation-based land trust). Currently only 0.2% of the lands are held by Indigenous communities.

Briarpatch Magazine "The Land Back Issue" Sep/Oct 2020
What is Land Back? A Settler FAQ
Four case studies of Land Back in action
Becoming intimate with the land:
To make the link between hunting, land use, and Land Back, Alex Wilson spoke to three Indigenous women hunters about patriarchy, spirituality, and the joys of being on the land.
Whose land is it, anyways?
An interview with Ginnifer Menominee on treaty holders, ceremonial jurisdiction, and Land Back in Guelph.
Manufacturing Wet’suwet’en consent
Why the Canadian government and industry are doing everything they can to avoid consulting with hereditary leadership on Wet’suwet’en yintah.
To Wood Buffalo National Park, with love
After a long legacy of power and control by Parks Canada, this story imagines how Lands and Peoples could once again live in healthy reciprocity.

 

Be part of #SettlersforLandBack : )
#LandBack #NationtoNation #UNDRIP
#TruthandReconciliation

 

In this harvest season, let's give daily thanks to the bountiful, beautiful Earth and all life! We can live Aloha ʻĀina, Mālama ʻĀina - loving stewardship of Mother Earth every day! : )

Rejoice in Mother Earth's beauty and abundance! Love, respect, take care of, and give back to Mother Earth.

 

Sharing some healthy simple recipes : ) ...
may you enjoy a nourishing season ahead!

Simple Raw Walnut Date Cacao Bites

 

Healthy Raw Walnuts

Simple Raw Walnut Date Cacao Bites

Simple Raw Walnut Date Cacao Bites

Simple Raw Walnut Date Cacao Bites

 

Raw Walnut Date Cacao Bites
Enjoy this very simple and tasty vegan, gluten-free dessert and healthy snack! : )
Servings: about 12 (depending on size)

Ingredients:
1 cup raw walnuts
1.5 cups pitted dates
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
Pinch of cinnamon powder (optional)
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
1 tsp of honey (agave, other sweetener) (optional)
Extra cacao powder for sprinkling/rolling (optional)

You may also wish to explore other options (eg, vanilla extract, almonds, other nuts, seeds, etc).

Instructions:

  1. Place the shelled raw walnuts in a food processor or blender, and blend to a crumbly texture.
  2. Add in the dates, cacao, and any other desired ingredients (I added cinnamon, pinch of sea salt and honey), and blend again.
  3. Make balls using a scoop, spoon, or by hand, and roll them in cacao powder if desired.
  4. Place them on a sheet or dish lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  5. Chill in fridge or freezer. Serve and enjoy!

Store the Walnut Date Cacao Bites in a sealed container in the fridge or place some in the freezer. They have a pleasant firm texture when chilled. Enjoy! : )

See other Bliss Recipes.

 


Homemade Sauerkraut (Fermented Cabbage)

 

Humble House Sauerkrock

 

 

Homemade Probiotic-Rich Sauerkraut

It's quite simple to make tasty home-made probiotic rich veggies that support good gut health! : )

What is fermentation?

All fresh vegetables (and fruit) contain enzymes and bacteria (lacto bacillus) that allow them to break down (ripen). This is called lacto-fermentation, and this process creates lactic acid as a by-product (the ‘tangy’ taste), along with lacto bacteria that are very healthy for the gut.

In a ferment, we allow the vegetables to digest, in a minimal oxygen (oxygen-free) environment. This ‘anaerobic’ condition prevents the formation of unhealthy bacteria or mold. During the fermentation process, the lacto bacilli in the vegetables eat the naturally occurring sugars and produce lactic acid and more lacto bacillus ('good bacteria').

As the yogis say, 'healthy gut, healthy mind'! : )

Glass jars can work well as home fermentation containers. I use a very handy Humble House SAUERKROCK Fermentation Crock with Weights - 2 Liter size. It's a Water Sealed (Ceramic) Jar that's very reliable and easy to use for fermenting sauerkaut, kimchi, pickles and more! : ) Learn more about the Humble House Sauerkrock (am not sponsored by them, just genuinely enjoy my handy Sauerkrock : )

Ingredients:
1 green cabbage
2-3 whole outer cabbage leaves (saved)
Natural Salt (Sea Salt)
Optional: caraway seeds, fennel seeds, other spices

Click here for the full instructions for this simple, healthy, home-made cabbage Sauerkraut. I've been enjoying my home-made fermented veggies for several months, every day, and feel great! : )


See other Bliss Recipes.

 


Keto Blueberry Pancakes

 

Keto Blueberry Pancakes

Enjoy this Keto (low carb) recipe for thick blueberry pancakes made with almond flour and coconut flour. A tasty and healthy alternative!
Servings: This recipe yielded 3 large pancakes : )

Ingredients:
1/2 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
1-2 tbsp sweetener (used 2 tbsp of honey)
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk of choice (used almond milk)
1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or thawed frozen)

Instructions:

  1. In a blender add your ingredients, except the blueberries, and mix to a thick batter. (Note: I used a hand mixer to mix the ingredients, and simply whisked the eggs separately before adding).
  2. Pour your batter into a large mixing bowl and stir in the blueberries. Let the batter sit (5-10 min) to thicken. (If the batter becomes too thick, simply add a little more milk of choice).
  3. Preheat a pan over low-medium heat and grease the pan (I use butter).
  4. Once hot, pour portions of the pancake batter onto the pan and cover immediately. Allow pancakes to cook for 2-5 minutes on each side, until the edges are golden, before flipping and repeating.
  5. Once cooked, serve immediately and enjoy! I like to serve mine with maple syrup. You may also cool and refrigerate or freeze them for later enjoyment! : )

 

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Irena Fall Winter Bliss 2020  Purpose and Meaning

May you enjoy a bountiful harvest and
loving nourishment in the season ahead!
May you be happy, healthy and dwell in peace.
love,
I
rena

‘O ka ‘olu‘olu e hau‘oli ia.
Happiness is kindness.

Ua Kuluma Ke Kanaka I Ke Aloha
It Is Natural For People To Behave In a Loving Way.

ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.
No task is too big when done together by all.

Wise Hawaiian Proverbs from Hawaiian ‘Ölelo No‘eau

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