Ginger Bug for High Vibe Probiotic Sodas

A Homemade Ginger Bug Recipe

Ginger bug is an excellent starter culture for naturally fermented sodas. This is how most sodas were traditionally made by our great, great, grandmothers, except they were often referred to as tonics and/or fizzy drinks, and they were consumed due to their replenishing and restorative health benefits (such as for drinking as an electrolyte replacement after a long hot day working the farm, or for before or after a meal as a digestive) . The mixture of sugar, ginger, and water proliferates wild yeasts and beneficial bacteria, which can then be used as a starter culture in your natural homemade sodas (such as in ginger ale, root beer, lemon, cream and other fruit sodas).

This starter culture is easy to store, and very easy to continue growing in order to have it readily available for use.

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Ginger Bug Ingredients:

1-2 fresh organic fresh ginger roots (sliced into about 1 1/2 inch pieces, or about 2-3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger)

2 cups filtered unchlorinated water

1/2 cup whole unrefined organic cane sugar (the only type of caloric sweetener that will be effective in making this recipe is sugar. The sugar, bacteria and yeast need it to proliferate. Most of the sugar is consumed by the beneficial microorganisms in the culture).

1 quart Mason jar (please be certain to use a true Mason jar or a fermenting grade jar)

Instructions:

Place the ginger in your Mason jar and add an equal amount of white sugar (about 2-3 tablespoons).

Pour 2 cups of filtered water into the Mason jar. Please do not use water that contains chlorine and other chemicals which will be harmful to the fermenting process and your health.

Stir well with a non-metal spoon, and cover jar with a cheese cloth, or with an unbleached coffee filter, and secure with a rubber band.

Place in a warm spot to ferment (72-80°F) for 24 hours.

Every day for the next week add 2 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of diced or grated ginger. After about 4-5 days the liquid will begin to bubble towards and around the top of the jar. Once there are bubbles forming at the top of the mixture (usually after about 7-8 days) the ginger bug ready for use!

A Note about Mold:

During the fermenting process, if mold appears on the top, it can be removed by gently scraping it off with a non-metal spoon. It this happens more than once, it is time to start over. Also,  if the mixture hasn’t fermented and taken on the above characteristics by the 7-8th day, please discard it and try again.

For those fermenting other cultures concurrently in the same area as their ginger big, please be sure to keep the culture away from other cultures (such as kefir, kombucha or sauerkraut) to avoid cross culturing.

READY FOR USE! 

Once the ginger bug has cultured, it can be used to create fermented sodas and drinks at the ratio of 1/4 cup ginger bug starter per quart of sweetened natural mixtures.

To keep starter culture alive and to continue growing it, it will need to be fed 1 teaspoon of minced ginger and 1 teaspoon sugar per day if kept at room temperature. You can also store (or rest) the culture in the refrigerator and feed it 1 tablespoon each of ginger and sugar once a week. To reactivate,  just remove and allow it reach room temperature and begin feeding it again.

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A High Vibe Pro-Tip:

Cultures are alive! I like to infuse the areas where I store my cultures and ferment batches with lots of clear and loving energy in order to infuse the “mother” cultures and ferments with the highest vibrational energies possible. Often I will do this by placing crystals I am drawn to (such as my favorite piece of rose quartz which embodies motherly love) around the cultures, and by saying a loving mantra over them daily. Feel free to be intuitive and creative with this part of the process and to make it your own!

Yours in bliss,

Joy

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You Shall Not Pass! -Understanding the Shadow-Self for Spiritual Ascension

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In the fantasy novel Lord of the Rings written by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien, the wizard Gandalf follows a path to death and subsequent resurrection, transcending from his earthly persona as Gandalf the Grey to a purer, more evolved persona as Gandalf the White in a fashion parallel in many ways to the life accounts of many ascended masters throughout our history. As Gandalf the Grey, the old wizard struggles against his shadow-self deep within the Misty Mountains of Middle-Earth to overcome his challenges through defeating
his nemesis, the malevolent demon known as the Balrog. Gandalf shouts his mantra, “You shall not pass!” at the Balrog, but his words are as much part of his internal dialog as they are in defiance of his opponent. Following his victory over the creature and ascent to the highest peak, Gandalf is carried by the great eagle Gwaihir through the enchanted realm of Lothlorien and up in the heavens, where he is given a new staff and pristine white garments; he is transformed into Gandalf the White — the same soul existing at a higher spiritual density (ascension) — before he is returned to his original plane of existence to fulfill his mission in the great battle for Middle-Earth. Many of the characters from Tolkien’s saga go through through some decisive act of overcoming their own shadow-self to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes.

Many religions and ancient spiritual traditions have symbolized their respective accounts of ascension experiences in ways much like this vignette from Lord of the Rings. Well-known examples include Jesus’ transformation to Christhood after he faced Satan in the desert, and Siddhartha’s transformation to the Rainbow Body of the Buddha after his temptation by the demon Mara.

According to author David R. Hawkins’ in his book, Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment, everything in the universe, including passing thought, is recorded forever in the timeless, uniformly present field of consciousness. Every instance and every thought that has ever occurred is equally available because the field iof consciousness exists beyond time and space. In Hawkins’
book, he also provides a Map of Consciousness, a practical and
pragmatic guide to understanding the evolutionary levels of
consciousness to be transcended in pursuit of spiritual advancement, enlightenment, or self-improvement. It also provides a pragmatic map of the obstacles (shadows) we need to overcome in order to achieve higher levels of consciousness.

Some such obstacles being:
Fear
Anger
Guilt
Shame
Attachment

A helpful method for ascending from the fourth to fifth dimension (a higher level of consciousness) is to move beyond the blockages of our shadow-selves, and to acknowledge and accept our own inner-obstacles. This is the final step on our stairway to Ascension. The emergence of the shadow-self is the direct manifestation of our fears and our illusion of separation from Creator and all that is. The existence of the shadow-self is, at best, ignored — and, at worst, completely denied — by most individuals. By our denial of the existence of our shadow-self, we resign ourselves to its mercy by neglecting our opportunity for conscious control over it. The first step in removing the blockages in our physical, mental, and astral bodies caused by the lower vibrations of our shadow-self, is to become aware of them and to accept them through curiosity rather than judgment.

Unless we have opened ourselves to the amount of unconditional love, self-awareness and understanding necessary to transform the negatively polarized aspects of ourselves, we are often led to what Catholics refer to as a “dark night of the soul” or what Twelve Step recovery programs call “rock bottom”. Needless to say, the road continues to become bumpier and bumpier until we begin to accept the qualities of our being we perceive as undesirable, in order to gain the self-awareness necessary to transcend them.

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Dandy Vibes Latte

A Dandy Vibes Latte is the perfect caffeine-free, dairy-free AM java replacement, as it is not only deliciously delightful, but it is also nourishing, adrenal healing, detoxifying and loaded with high vibes! 

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There are many health benefits of dandelion tea, including being a potent liver cleanser.

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Chicory is a woody, herbaceous plant that also has a numerous  of health benefits, including the ability to ease digestive problems, prevent heartburn, reduce arthritis pains, detoxify the liver and gallbladder, prevent bacterial infections, and strengthening the immune system.

Dandy Vibes Latte Recipe

Serves: 2 – 4
Ingredients:

4 cups water

2 tablespoons ground roasted dandelion root

2 tablespoons ground roasted chicory root

1/4 cup raw honey (or other natural unrefined sweetener of preference, such as pure organic maple syrup, raw agave, or stevia)

1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

1 cup organic coconut milk (or other nut milk of preference).

Instructions:

Place the boiling water, dandelion and chicory root in a saucepan or coffee press, and simmer or steep for 5 minutes.

Strain into through a fine mesh strainer if brewed a saucepan.
Whisk in the coconut milk, honey, and vanilla in a saucepan on low with the brewed tea, until completely emulsified. **Alternatively, you may emulsify the tea, honey, and vanilla with a blender.

Pour into your favorite cups and enJOY!

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My Introduction to Channel 42, Part I

“The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two,’ said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Are ET and UFO Sightings/Contact as Rare as We Think? 

For as long as I can remember I have had an inner-awareness that we couldn’t be alone in the Universe,  an unwavering knowing that we came from the stars. I never really required any hard proof for my belief, or the acceptance of this belief by others, as I was content in the knowing that all would be revealed in its own due time.

Over the years I have arrived at the conclusion that contact with an extraterrestrial craft or being is far more common place around the world (and has been for many decades) than many of us been led to believe.

Thanks to the increasing number of mainstream and alternative outlets producing quality content around these topics, such as by the Gaia Consciousness Network , and grassroots projects such as the People on the Street project  by Bridget Nielsen and Gabe Solomon, these topics are being brought out of the shadows and the giggle factor removed. This has caused a profound ripple effect in the number of people increasingly feeling more comfortable in coming forward and discussing such topics openly.

Personally, I do not find my own ET contact and UFO sighting stories to be all that extraordinary. However, if sharing my story along with any other personal experiences that could assist others in normalizing and gaining more clarity around their own experiences, then that in itself makes putting this part of my story out there completely worth while in my view. Here are a few of  of my earliest experiences…

Somewhere in Sonoma

About 22 years ago I received a call from a friend asking if we would like to go with him to investigate a rumor that he had heard about a mysterious a UFO craft landing imprint somewhere off Sonoma Mountain Road.  Since I knew my back roads around the area better than most, and we were already a little bored that afternoon we decided to take off on a little adventure.

Much to our surprise, sooner than later, we did stumble upon the site we were looking for. It was in a small field of dry grass behind a private residence, completely visible from the road side.

The imprint was in the shape of a triangle, and it appeared as though a tri-pod type of craft had landed and scorched ground ground beneath into a perfect imprint of the shape of the craft. Since this was long before celluar camera phones were common place we were unable to capture this phenomenon.

Based on what I know today, I suspect the imprint we saw was from craft that was likely a secret space program ship as talked about by whistle-blower, Corey Goode; lower level space technology.

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Both Black Triangle UFO Images are Courtesy of Wikipedia

The Mysterious Lights of North Bay Coast 

A majority of the other UFO related sightings I have encountered were while driving through the coastal foothills of Sonoma and Marin County. particularly near the town of Point Reyes, California, around the late Nineties.

Numerous times while driving at night, I have witnessed mysterious bright lights flying in the sky, which did not move like any conventional air craft known to us at that time, or at present.

Theese lights appeared to fly with some sort of anti-gravity technology. At times they would appear to be aware of us, and to be following our path, and at others they appeared to be unaware or indifferent to our presence. As with the craft imprint I saw in Sonoma, to this day I am unsure what type of craft we were actually seeing. During some sightings there did appear to be intelligent interaction.

Something About You & My Introduction to Channel 42

Wheh I was about 7 years old, I had a dream which has stuck with me till this day…

I was standing on a highway facing North, and a furry little blue bipedal being was standing in front of me grinning. A popular song called Something About You, by the group Level 42 was playing in the background. The being was kind, and it simply stood there pointing North. I would not understand the significance of this dream until over 35 years later.

Then, about a couple years ago I began a relationship in psychic connection with a group of benevolent multidimensional higher-density beings I have come to know as “Channel 42”. In addition to telepathic communication, synchronicity was one of the forms of communication they used with me early on, particularly through the use of the number 42.

Synchronistically throughout the day and also in my dreams, the number 42, or a variations of 42, such as s 24 or 420 began appearing to me all over the place in various places (such as seeing 4:20 or 5:42 on a clock, or 42% battery power on my cell phone,  etc), during times which were personally significant.

I also feel it’s worthwhile mentioning that this synchronicity with the number 42 started long was before I was aware of the significance of the number 42, such as in ancient texts as the Bible and the Kabbalah.

I was aware of it’s appearance in the popular occult novel, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Admittedly, however, I didn’t make this connection until much later.

Here is an intriguing article about the number, along with a couple of other interesting links about the number 42 through out history.

42 Has Played a Significant Role in History

42 Letter Name of God

42 (Number – Wikipedia)

Not long after I began communication with Channel 42, I received a remote visitation from a small human/Grey hybrid girl.

Our first introduction was on a night of the 2016 Perseids meteor shower. I had come inside to retire for the evening and to meditate in before bed. After about five minutes or so of going into my usual meditation, what appeared to be young human/Gray hybrid girl came right into the forefront of my vision, as if she were standing right in front of my face, clear as day. I felt locked by her telepathically, and a very intense electrical energy pulsating through my third eye. I felt neither fear nor malevolence from her; however, I was taken aback by the intensity of her energy and by her sudden appearance. Then she disappeared as quickly as she appeared.

Later, I would be later shown by Channel 42 her connection to my soul-group and her reason for contacting me (upon which I will give more detail in Part II of this article), as well as the evolution of my relationship with these higher-dimensional entities.

I attempted to do a very rough illustration of the hybrid child I met to the best of my ability in the drawing below.

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Please stay tuned for part II of my Introduction to Channel 42!

Much love and blessings,

Joy

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A Margarita in the Raw

Here is a recipe for a non-alcoholic, yet still a quite ‘spirited’ healing version of the classic Margarita cocktail, which uses kombucha as the festive main ingredient.

Kombucha is from a magnificent probiotic rich brew fermented mushroom culture blended with team which has countless health benefits. Kombucha can be purchased in most grocery stores or home brewed.

Serves 2-3

A Margarita in the Raw

Ingredients:

1  organic juiced lime

2-3 tablespoons  raw agave nectar or raw honey

1/4 tsp organic lime zest

2 cups organic raw kombucha (homemade or store bought)

1 cup ice

Optional – 1 cup organic tropical fruit such as mango, pineapple or passion fruit.

Directions:

Blend all ingredients except the kombucha in a blender until slushy and smooth. Divide and pour kombucha into glasses, then add the blended mix to each and stir to combine.

Add ground Himalayan sea salt to the rim of your chilled glasses, garnish each with a wedge of lime and serve!

 

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High Vibe Green Juice

Plants and food like all other things in our Universe have their own frequencies, and if we desire to raise our vibrations through such things as our diet, we should nourish our bodies with clean and wholesome high vibe food such as organic fruits and veggies and nutrient-dense cold pressed juice. When we begin doing so we increasingly become more self-aware of what things energize or depletes us.

The following recipe is for an energizing, detoxifying and alkalizing green juice to support you in living a vibrant, healthy, high vibration lifestyle.

* Please attempt source organic and non-GMO (genetically modified) ingredients when possible.

Just run the following ingredients through a juicer (preferably a cold-press juicer if possible in order to avoid some loss of enzymes and nutrients produced by the higher friction juicers, however, any juicer of your preference is fine) and enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 handful fresh cilantro (Cilantro is one of nature’s heavy metal detox powerhouses. Accumulation of heavy metals in the body can lead to dis-eases such as depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and chronic inflammation).

1 handful fresh parsley (Parsley has been used as a natural diuretic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent for centuries. Fortunately however, today many studies back up health claims about parsley that traditional populations have believed for many years).

5 leaves of kale

5 celery stalks

1/4 lemon

1 inch fresh peeled ginger

1 orange or apple

1 medium cucumber

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High Vibrational Living for Soul Ascension

Self care is one of the most selfless and powerfully transformative acts in the Universe. – Joy Jackson 

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Why High Vibrational Living for Soul Ascension?

Perhaps you have read or overheard people talking about attaining a higher vibration. If you are unclear about what this really means, or why it’s supposed to be important to you, in this article we are going to address both questions so that you will have a clearer understanding, and learn how to raise your frequency to make your life’s journey a smoother ride!

We attune to the frequencies of energies to which our mind, body, and spirit are in sync with vibrationally. When we are attuned to living in a state of high-frequency vibrational energy this has benefits beyond third-dimensional reality. In an incarnation, we have the potential to gain accelerated spiritual progression, the ability to manifest higher potentials more easily and to create energetic bodies that encourage others and the world around us to respond in positive ways.

Positive Energy Counter Acts Negative Energy

Positive energies counteract negative ones. Many people live with a constant undercurrent of stress, dissatisfaction and in a state of survival mode because our true nature and the reality of the Universe is still unknown to many people.

By living in a higher vibration, when we come into contact with a situation or person of lower vibration, we find it much easier to diffuse or to transmute the situation into a more positive one for all involved.

What Causes Low Vibrations?

Low vibrations are caused by such things as consuming highly processed, packaged, genetically modified, pesticide treated, or low nutrition foods, polluted water, excessive exposure to negative entertainment or media, lack of movement, fresh air, sunlight and exposure to nature. Also by attachment to negative thoughts and/or emotions such as fear, anger, despair, jealousy, guilt, shame, anger, criticism, and self-judgment.

Every thought, word, and action carry its own vibrational frequency.

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How to Raise Our Frequency 

*Not an exhaustive list.

Breathe: Noticing the rise and fall of our breath can help calm the mind, body and the spirit. Whether we choose to meditate or do breath work, going within and listening to the rise and fall of our inhale and exhale can help to raise our vibration.

Meditation: Similar to breath work, allowing our mind to tune out and listening to the stillness within our heart and breath can do miracles for our mood and our vibrational resonance. Whether we prefer more formal guided meditations or sitting in peace, the transformative effects of this practice extend beyond the physical, through energetic and spiritual levels.

Using positive affirmations, mantras, and cultivating positive thoughts.

Consume a high-vibrational diet: Consuming mostly organic, sun-based, plant-based, raw foods and clean water (spring water, and pure clean sources of filtered water when possible) naturally infuse your body with light energy. Organic plants are naturally in a high vibrational state and you can raise your vibration easily by consuming them. If animal products are consumed, they should be lovingly, humanely, respectfully and sustainably raised or sourced as possible.

Sunlight: Spending time in the sun will significantly increase our vibration. Strive for at least 20 minutes every day in the sunlight (sun gazing).

Spend time in outdoors and in nature: It has been scientifically shown that within a short time of being in nature our stress levels are significantly reduced. Even sounds of nature will raise our vibration. Walk barefoot on the earth, practice earthing. Breathe clean fresh air.

Music/Dance and listening to The Schumann resonance frequencies. The Schumann is the resonant frequency of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. It is also known to be foundational to human consciousness.

“One of the ‘secrets’ of the universe, is the creative application of sound frequencies. John Worley Keely discovered this creative use of musical frequencies in the late nineteenth century and accomplished amazing feats that defied conventional physics and confounded the academicians of his day.” – http://altered-states.net/barry/update205/

Mind/Body/Spirit Exercise: It’s not hard to understand that in order to raise our vibration, we must move our physical bodies and energy through our energetic bodies.  The more active we are and the more we move, the more energy begins to flow through our body. This flow of energy helps to raise our vibrational resonance and also helps to uplift our mind.

Get plenty of restorative rest and sleep… end the glorification of busy.

Detoxification: Detoxify our physical body daily through such practices as warm sea salt baths, organic green juicing, drinking lemon water, practicing yoga, sunbathing, saunas, or any other detoxification practice we are drawn to.

Avoid consumption of alcohol and toxic substances.

Get Creative: We are ‘Creators’! Find something that we are passionate about, love to do and that brings us joy and do more of it! When we are engaged and fulfilled in what we are doing, our mood elevates and our vibration does too. When we move into a creative space we also help to activate our chakras and calm our minds, creating awareness and expansiveness.

Practice Unconditional Love: Change the frequency of our energies to the vibration of unconditional of love. When talking about unconditional love, it’s not romantic or excessively intensive love, it’s an overall love for all that there is, because we are all one, including humanity, the animal kingdom and everything we see on Earth and within the Cosmos. By feeling connected and unconditional love for everyone and things, we are shining it back on ourselves. When talking about love, it’s not romantic or excessive or intense love, it’s an overall peaceful love for all that there is, as we are all one, including humanity, the animal kingdom and everything we see on Earth and within the Cosmos. By being love for all things, we shine it back on ourselves.

Practice Not Perfection 

This lifetime is another cycle of learning and discovery. Even if life seems challenging at times we are learning lessons that will contribute to the progression of our spirit and our soul’s mission. Even if we experience hard times, we are becoming wiser and closer to enlightenment. By living in positive vibrational energies, we are less far likely to become intangled in a web of issues and the dramas of those of others’.

When we exist in high vibrational frequencies, the world seems to flow and be easier for us to handle. Using love, acceptance, kindness, and tolerance as default emotions rather than frustration, fear, anxiety, and sadness, we can be far more grounded, at peace and resilient.

Our chakras will also undergo a clearing (unblocking) process and as a result, we gain self-discovery and spiritual advancement benefiting everyone due to the free flowing of these positive energies.

The spiritual advancement we gain in during this lifetime is greatly enhanced by living in a high energy vibration. It is a trait of the adept to approach all things with love and light, and knowing that each step is part of our learning and experience in this school house.

Living in the high vibration of light-love means that we experience, both giving and receiving, emotions such as respect, tolerance, kindness, care, compassion, joy, appreciation, empathy, sympathy, happiness, friendship and unconditional love itself. Little annoyances and inconveniences seem less important and easier to brush off and arise less frequently. A content feeling of knowing what really matters in life arises. We feel more radiant, healthier, not just mentally but physically as our chakras become unblocked and energy is free to flow throughout our mind/body/spirit complex, cleansing every part of our being.

When we are living in a high vibration it will transform the way we view ourselves and the world, and we may discover a lot of peace, beauty, and joy that alluded us before.

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