My friend Judie loves Chai tea. Since I love my friend Judie, I make it for her. Here’s the recipe. (I made it up so it might not really be Chai Tea.) Be sure to smell every ingredient before you add it and then smell it as it simmers and then smell it right before you drink it. Perhaps just smell it.
CHAI TEA FOR JUDIE
2 Family Size Decaf Black Tea Bags
4 4″ cinnamon sticks broken into pieces + 2 teaspoons cardamom Seeds + 10 whole cloves + 1/4 t dry ginger Put the spices in a piece of cheesecloth and tie into a little bag.
Boil 2 cups of water and add spices simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep 3 minutes. Remove spices and tea bags and add 1/2 to 1 cup milk to your preference and heat just until hot. Add honey, agave, stevia, sugar to your taste. Relax.
This tea goes particularly well with Marianne Williamson’s Everyday Grace (page 68-69).
“…miracle working is no part-time job. We must bring to the table everything we are and all our experience. Miracles happen. It’s one thing to know that, but another to apply it. The angels are waiting for us. It’s one thing to know that, but another to apply it. Thoughts of judgement block the light. It’s one thing to know that, but another to apply it. The end is inherent in the means. It’s one thing to know that, but another to apply it. Sacred silence rights the universe. It’s one thing to know that, but another to apply it.
And yet apply these principles we must, if we are to be serious agents of the sacred. And that is what comes next: bringing wisdom and grace from the abstract realm to the practical realm, where cars get rusty and our bodies grow old, where the news is so bad at times and life so sad. Hour by hour, day by day, we can find more light within ourselves, and the world will begin to shine.”
Judie makes the world shine. Thank you.