Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rites of Spring

Celebrating the Inner Healer Notes to my soup subscribers

Week of April 18, 2011

Lemony Lentil with Spring Leeks & Spinach

Wow it really is Spring! I’m delighting in the many signs – trees and bulbs seemed to have burst open overnight and the greenest green grass shouting – bring me your bare feet and get grounded NOW!

I am still awaiting the ramps, and regret that I have none to share in the lentil soup this week. Instead, do enjoy the garlic, shallots, leeks and array of herbs: marjoram, sage, thyme, cumin. The yellow onion, young carrots and green lentils and spinach are further seasoned with a pinch of cayenne, sea salt, fresh cracked lemon pepper as well as fresh lemon zest and juice. I’ve garnished with carmalized shallots.

Chanting Ingredients include:

The Jain healing chants are especially meaningful this week with the April 16th celebration of the revered Bhagwan Mahavir’s birthday (Jayanti). Ahimsa – non-violence in thought, word and action – was the greatest gift he gave to humanity. While many are aware of the Buddha or the deities of Hinduism, few of us know anything about Mahavir (599-527 BCE) the last in a line of 24 Jain Prophets whose teachings of Ahimsa inspired Mahatma Gandhi ,Martin Luther King and other peace activists – his birthday energy supports our looking inward embracing the inner healer through inner peace.

Om Shanti Om, Navkar Mantra, The Forgiveness Prayer plus a new Russian Allelluia and Daisies lullaby rehearsed in my home with the Pgh Treshold Singers this week.

Buon apetito! L’Chaim! In Joy!

Your Singing Soup-maker, Sharda

Many Species - One Planet - One Future
I See You ~ Namaste ~
Yours in Wellness, Gratitude, Vitality and the Rhythm of Nature,
Suzen Sharda Segall
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