These arms are for hugging, oh yes, they are for loving this great tree. Hear my heartbeat. I am sweeping forth to make complete. I am gifting the place inside the dreaming. When you walk away from me, you think I don't see, but my heart knows. It's a sacred rainbow (a dart that aim for the heart).
Hear the beating, the waves around us completing (rings or hoops). And we are going to the place within, that learns to shine once again. And if we choose love, we will know of the doves, we are brothers and sisters in the winds. Come and begin. Come and begin. Come and begin to know your heart. It's a heart beat. I will show you, what goes through you, the mighty winds of the souls are born again. And when you are doubtful, let the world seek outwards, to find the gleaming of everything. Rainbow shine in me. Rainbow Shine in me. Rainbow shine in me.
Thank you Lord I am coming to feel the dream succumbing, to the love that lives in our hearts. And when you are subsiding, learning how to reside in. Thank you Lord my savior you make a shout. It's you and you and you and you. You are my savior it's true. It's you and you and you and you. You will be saving all that is true. It's you and you and you and you. Come and show me the rainbow, because it's heaven that shines for you.
White Buffalo Calf Woman Sings and Holiness David Running Eagle Shooting Star Drums for the Heart of Brother Angelo to Melody Many Ghosts (orange, yellow, aqua, gray). Angelo's rainbow colors are yellow, magenta, (pink) magenta, gray. Grandmother Comfort in the Wind here/hear to hold and comfort.
I am always around you, you just don't listen as much as you used to. I come and go, because I have much work to do. I must dance for the world, they need us (magenta are the greatest dancers). I am dreaming and I am here. Don't you fear. My little kumquat (orange bitter sweet fruit), you are my delight and savior, because you care about the world. I had to suffer for the world. I know you too suffer for the dream. We are children of the winds and we want to eliminate all the sins, but we must dance it thin (one wave/color at a time). My little blossom (unfolding greatness sown). Call to me, I will be there, trust that I am there, even if you don't hear me. I always come. Time is changing and I am always with you, but in your sorrows, I am singing for you. In the deep blue of heaven the spaces are continuing to slow down (descend), to the view of the mountains in the sky. I send my blessings and love to you (a dark spider showed up to tell us about the great weaving).
Kumquat (Golden Orange) Fortune
In much of Asia, kumquat trees are a wish for good fortune. They’re gifted during the various Lunar New Year festivities. More often than not they’re kept as a very small tree, a couple of feet high at the most; sometimes they’re almost as small as a bonsai. So, while the fruit is edible, the peel has a sweet flavor but the fruit has a sour center. It is often made into marmalade and chutney. The tree is seen as decorative more than anything else. Kumquats have been around for centuries: the earliest historical record is in twelfth-century China. In Hong Kong they are everywhere: in doorways, in foyers, in shopfronts, in courtyards, they are even on the smallest of balconies; they are used by the wealthy and the not-wealthy-in-the-slightest.
Meiwa Kumquat, Fortunella crassifolia, also known as Round Kumquat. It is grown as an ornamental plant and can be used in bonsai. Kumquats are slow-growing, evergreen shrubs or small trees, from 2.5–4.5 meters tall, with dense branches, sometimes bearing small thorns. The leaves are dark glossy green, and the flowers pure white, similar to other citrus flowers, borne singly or clustered in the leaf-axils.
Kumquat (Fortunella margarita) looks like a miniature orange and like its relative, is a member of the Rutaceae (Citrus) Family and native to China. This Kumquat is named in honor of an English traveler, Robert Fortune who collected plants for the Royal Horticultural Society of London, and introduced kumquat to Europe in 1846. The species name, margarita means "pearl," referring to the plants tiny size. The English word kumquat is from the Chinese kam kwat, meaning "golden orange."
Kumquats are warm, pungent, sweet, and sour and promote chi circulation. They have been used to treat fevers, gallstones, indigestion, hernial pain, stomachache, hepatitis, high blood pressure, prolapse of the uterus and anus, asthma, catarrh, cough, pneumonia, respiratory congestion, and whooping cough. They are mucolytic. They are high in vitamin C, most of which is in the peel, as well as vitamin E. Look for firm, plump golden fruits, heavy for their size. They can be eaten whole, peel and seeds included, dried, made into jams, used as a garnish, made into desserts or preserved in honey and made into liquors.
This is a play on words. In Chinese the kumquat is called Gam Gat Sue. The word Gam rhymes with the Chinese word for gold, and the word Gat rhymes with the Chinese word for luck. The tiny green leaves of this plant symbolize wealth as the word Luk (green) rhymes with the Chinese word for wealth. Finally the shape of the small oranges are a symbol of unity and perfection. Thank you http://www.chinesemoods.com/flowers.html
The New Year: Dance, sing and celebrate life.
Forgive, forgive, forgive- end the old year by opening your heart to yourself and others.
In China, it is important to pay all debts before the year begins so you can start off fresh. Families clean their homes thoroughly to release any traces of bad luck from the past year. On New Year's Eve it is important to put purifying herbs like crushed lime leaves into the bath water. New Year's day is filled with huge parades and processions including dancing dragons that are associated with long life and prosperity. People bring in lucky plants and flowers like the Kumquat trees and peach blossoms to decorate their homes. All Chinese children and people who are not married are given money in special red envelopes to bring good luck for the coming year.
During Tashlich, the Hebrew ritual for Rosh Hashanah (New Year), Jews throw bread into moving water as a symbol of releasing the previous years's transgressions. The bread feeds the fish and birds so it is also a way to connect to all of God's creatures. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, is a time to fast and contemplate the past year and any transgressions one has committed. You ask forgiveness of anyone you have harmed in words, deeds or action in the past year. Traditionally you ask the person personally three times. If they do not respond you then turn it over to God. Thank you Barbara Biziou read more at http://www.holistic.com/holistic/learning.nsf/b00588db461b551d87256906005eb56f/eb7f76c1ac34f66e87256e0d0055cee3!opendocument
White Buffalo Calf Woman Notes: The Hebrew ritual of giving Bread, means abundance, as the Kumquat does. Bread for life, indicates abundance in golden grain. Green grass is the new beginning. Golden grass pertains to abundance of the harvest, at the end of the summer season. Golden is also the color of Brotherhood, the place of dreaming. Waters are the containment of heaven, the blue road, the winds that blow which also contain water as well as the sky. When it's running waters, it's moving and not stagnant, thus when we place bread in running waters, it means that we become purified. With the abundance of brotherhood, the cleansing of the heavenly fields are known. This is also what a golden child (inner most rainbow color) does for the world, cleanses inner space or the heavenly waters upon this world. When we celebrate life, add joy and cleanse with water, we learn about heavenly virtues. The kumquat called Gam Gat Sue, rhymes with gold and luck, thus abundance in one's life. On the Kumquat tree, tiny green leaves represent great spiritual wisdom, thus heavenly virtues. This is gained through joy, dancing and singing. This is the sign of wealth (luk) and great abundance. Pearls of wisdom represent the rolling stone (Star of David), the sacred blessing offer us unity and perfection (arc of the covenant). Thus the Kumquat and the releasing of Bread into the great cleansing, promotes heaven virtues to be brought upon this world, to know and conceive of the great dream we share together, the mighty Rainbow in the Sky.
For the simple syrup:
3 tbl sugar
3 tbl water
(simple syrup is typically 1 part water to 1 part sugar)
8 kumquats, sliced 1/8 of an inch (best done with a very sharp paring knife)
Preheat oven to 170˚F.
Place sugar and water in a pan. Place over medium heat on a stove and cook until sugar is dissolved. Set simple syrup aside to cool.
Place a silpat on a baking sheet. If you don’t own a silpat, you can use parchment paper, but you will need to spray this with some Pam. (Note: fruit may still stick on paper even with spray. I highly, highly recommend investing in a silpat, they are one of the most useful items in a kitchen and not outrageously expensive. Also, the fruit won’t pick up that oily flavor.)
Place the kumquats into simple syrup, making sure the slices are well-coated. Remove slices, shaking off any excess syrup, and lay on silpat. Make sure they are not touching each other as they will stick.
When done, flip kumquats over on the same silpat. Place in oven again for 10-20 minutes or as needed. Remove from oven and let sit. They will harden as they cool. Allow to cool completely. Remove from silpat and store in an airtight container. Thank you http://ouichefcook.com/?p=148
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