Taurus New Moon (4/26) Wealth Forecast – Exciting Positive Developments… By Tania Gabrielle


Taurus New Moon (4/26) Wealth Forecast
– Exciting Positive Developments…

By Tania Gabrielle April 23, 2017 Astrology, Numerology, Predictions & Forecast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AU_y-ycAzQ

You’re in for a pleasant surprise!

The New Moon in Taurus coming up on Wednesday arrives with many enchanting blessings.

Taurus is a strong, sensual Earth sign – peaceful, secure and reliable. This New Moon on April 26 (at 8:16 am Eastern, 5:26 am Pacific and 1:16 am Universal Time) captures your heart. At and activating the 4 and 8 code of fate and destiny, you’ll feel a strong purpose to get out and manifest projects that attract prosperity.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • This Taurus New Moon is ruled by Venus and happens right after Venus moves direct again – magnifying the theme of beauty, love and abundance.
  • Venus, ruler of Taurus is conjunct (joined with) Chiron in Pisces – helping you to heal a relationship or your relationship with money.
  • Venus is at 29° Pisces the LAST degree of Zodiac – a powerful critical degree in astrology – a big magnification for Venus… so you can EMBRACE and ACCEPT love, sensuality and joy.
  • A magnificent Grand Trine is in place during the New Moon: Uranus conjunct Mercury are trine the North Node and trine Saturn attracting new positive relationships, a sudden positive turn of events, new perceptions, excitement about the future.

And that is just a taste of the wonderful beautiful alignments happening during this New Moon.

You will feel a major spiritual healing about the way you have built your life. Focus on what structures and beliefs you have you’ve carried with you that now need to be released, so you can make room for a healthy new way.

That’s why it’s so important to be clear, open and honest with yourself and in tune with the moment-to-moment guidance from your intuition.

Enjoy this Taurus Full Moon – filled with exciting positive developments!

Love and Blessings,

Tania Gabrielle

About Tania Gabrielle

Tania Gabrielle, Wealth Astro-Numerologist, has coached thousands of clients and entrepreneurs worldwide, helping them design fulfilling and abundant lives. She has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Yahoo.com. Tania is the creator of Numerology Academy™ – the first online certification course integrating Astrology and Numerology. Learn more about Tania at TaniaGabrielle.com.

IMHO – #ThankYouObama

 It meant a lot to me to have an intelligent, articulate, thoughtful Constitutional Law Professor as our POTUS  for 8 years. He actually accomplished a lot, despite obstructionists and haters. I am sure he was made to do things that weighed heavy on his mind, make hard choices under threat of the Cabal, follow through with unpopular decisions that made him appear to be something other than the kind, Enlightened Visionary he is. More and more of us are seeing through that game.

Some day the Truth will be told, and a great healing will take place. Meanwhile, I will always remember his warmth, his sense of humor, his enduring strength in the face of  adversity, and his ability to rise above it all. #SoLongPresidentObama

~PB

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#ThankYouObama  #BestPOTUSever

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#intelligence #eloquence #vision #leadership #unity
#potusfarewell #FarewellObama #ThankYouObama

 

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Special Holiday Blessing for 2017: Let Love In!!! – davidji

It’s never too late to let love in! -PB
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Audio version:
https://soundcloud.com/davidji/special-holiday-blessing-for-2017-let-love-in

 

Good tidings spiritual warrior!!

 

Do you know how beautiful you are?
I think not my dear…

 

But I can feel your courage right here in the sweetspot as you step into your power thousands of miles away
I can hear your mighty voice expressing your tender heart with divine whispers that ripple into every soul along the way
I know the pain you cradle just beneath the surface
And the sweet, salty tears you hide in the corners of your eyes
Waiting to be released

 

Let’s hold each others hands
Gaze into each others eyes
And each of us own the sadness we’ve inspired
Apologize to each other for the hearts we’ve broken
Wrong words we’ve spoken
The mindless fights – the Silent nights
The wasted time when time’s so short
The cold shoulders, tongues held, lips bitten, teeth clenched
for nothing that ever really mattered then or ever… really
Forgive each other right now

 

I say, “I’m…”
You say, “sorry”
I say, “I…”
You say, “love you”

 

Here we are in this sacred, precious, present moment
What else is there to do but
Kiss & makeup
Surrender & love

 

And commit to making better choices
Pledge to making Higher choices
More loving choices…

 

Let’s open our hearts to LOVE
Drop your guard
And let love in
Let kindness in
Let compassion in
Let forgiveness in
Let one person into your heart
Who you have been blocking all this time
Spending all that energy resisting
When you could be loving just a bit more

 

Let one person in
Who you’ve tried to teach a lesson to…
Let them in…
Let them learn the lesson of love and forgiveness
Instead of you being right

 

Let one person in
Who’s done you wrong
See how wide
Your understanding of the divine truly is
There’s room in your heart for your own reflection

 

Let one person in
Who’s been knocking for ages
Trying so hard
To turn your head
Let them into their own heart
Through the doorway to yours

 

Let’s open our hearts to LOVE
Drop your guard
And let love in
Let kindness in
Let compassion in
Let forgiveness in

 

I’ll let you in mine.
Will you
Let me in yours?
I’ll love you unconditionally
I’ll forgive you unconditionally
Let me shower you with sweet metta

 

In case you need a reminder of the power of your ripple
Listen to my heart whispering your magnificence
In the sweetness of the breeze
Feel my gratitude rain down upon you in every snowflake that visits your neighborhood

 

Are you willing to trust
That the universe will deliver you to exactly where you need to be?
Are you ready to trust
That your heart never lies
Are you ready to raise yourself up
Let the universe kiss your soul
Are you open to love again and be free?

 

Then celebrate love today
With me
Right now today
With me
Let’s merge our hearts right now
The best is yet to come.

 

Peace & love
-davidji & peaches – the Buddha princess

Praising Your Path in Life by Shanta Gabriel | Inspiration for the Week

Inspiration for the Week

We are drawing on the compassionate and timeless wisdom of The Gabriel Messages to provide insight and inspiration that we can apply every day of our lives.

This message from Archangel Gabriel helps us to see our lives in a more expansive way.

The Gabriel Message Card for this Week:


Praise God and Praise Yourself for the Path You Have Chosen.

I usually receive this card when I am questioning how my life is going. It is always a message that encourages me to step back from the immersion in what is happening in front of my physical eyes and take a more neutral view of my reality.

Obviously it is easier to break into hallelujahs and exuberant praise when our lives are moving in ways that evoke our happy place.

The challenge is to know that our life has power and merit when we are looking at appearances that may not please us. But that’s when we start flexing our spiritual muscles — to balance our emotional states and to see beyond appearances to know that there is a blessing in every situation. It’s not only a blessing, it’s a call from our souls to notice that we have an opportunity to create something wonderful that really works much better for us.

Sometimes it is only this one step back into neutrality that helps me to be more present to the Creative Solutions available to me. First I need to recognize that whatever I am experiencing is a part of the work I am here to do for my soul, and then I can use the situation as a stepping stone to higher-frequency living.

When I make new choices from a higher perspective, from a place of multidimensionality, the path takes on a more enhanced aspect, with many more opportunities for the kind of creativity and expansion that I love. I have found that everything I love raises my vibrational frequency. That is really fun, because these empowered frequencies include really simple things like music, nature and beauty. All the things I love become qualities of consciousness that uplift and inspire me, thus changing my vibrations and making it possible for me to have more of what I want to experience in life. This very basic Law of Attraction principle is always valuable to remember.

When we celebrate life in all its myriad forms, it honors the Presence that lives in and through us and blesses our path. The uplifting of our thoughts and feelings to the ultimate truth of our existence is a substantial step forward to the recognition that our life is a true gift. We need to show up for our path in life with all the support and intention that we can muster, as well as all the resources we have within us.

We have had many attitude adjustments and learned many new skills and spiritual tools in this life that we can apply to creation of the most beautiful world we can imagine. Our imagination helps keep us expanded and inspired so we can incorporate the support from the Angelic Dimensions and all the help we have around us. When we keep our intentions clear and our focus strong, we are walking as blended beings in a greater world that has yet to recognize this imperative. Our Souls know that this is what we are here to do, and our path is celebrated in the heavenly realms. We are being gifted with so much love at this time. This real and practical multidimensional support is a blessed gift that we are here to experience right now.

When we honor the Infinite Intelligence that guides us and use the maturity and commitment to our spiritual path that hones our spirit, we are lifted into the enchanted realms of the higher dimensions moving from 3D to 5D and above. It is here that we can see the greater truths under the surface and join in an exalted co-creation of an empowered life.

All of us exploring together, using our most Divine resources combined with our diligent human selves, this is the enchanted and empowered collaboration that can create Peace on Earth, Love in every heart, and allow Nature and all Life to thrive.

Divine Presence,

I am calling forward my Soul Community in order to empower and share this special time on Earth. Together may we know that we hold the key to the Awakening within all humanity through our intentions and focus in life. Working together brings out the gifts and allows us to create more than we could by ourselves.

Thank you for this beautiful path I have chosen. Help me to bring more of my most divine and authentic self forward to be a blessing for the world.

May all beings know in their hearts the experience of true Freedom, Peace and Harmony on all levels. And so it is.

The Gabriel Messages #50:

Praise God and praise yourself for the path you have chosen.

Dear One,

Your path in life is decided upon before you take birth in human form. Your soul reviews the lessons necessary for highest growth, and then chooses those life experiences that will provide them. From a human perspective, this choice is often difficult to comprehend. Many outwardly horrendous lifetimes have powerful lessons and seem beyond human understanding.

To truly understand the soul’s growth, it is necessary to have an expanded perspective that sees an overall picture. When situations occur in life which seem very difficult to handle, a certain balance is provided in knowing that, on a soul level, a great learning experience is occurring and that you are given all you need to handle the situation, for the highest good of all concerned.

This does not mean that your emotions do not exist, or that somehow you should not feel upset, because in human terms your experience is very real and your feelings valid. Within the power of your soul, however, there is a great gift in your situation. No matter how senseless a condition may appear to your human eyes, a greater truth is available. It can assist you to remember this and to pray to see it. It can also help to remember that you live in a benevolent universe where the grace of God is available at all times.

From a human perspective, it is also often difficult to experience incredible joy and happiness. There are many in your world who say, “it’s too good to be true, watch out when things get too good,” etc. etc. The Angels say to you that you are a beloved child of God who deserves to be happy and to have incredible blessings in your life. If this is what you are experiencing right now, enjoy it. Live this blessed moment to the fullest. Never doubt that good things happen, and that joy and miracles are the natural state of being.

Do not doubt the path you have chosen. If there is something in your world that you want to change, pray that it be transformed for the highest good of all concerned. Trust in your Angelic teachers and in God’s presence, which is eternally within you. Be grateful for your life and most of all:

Praise God and praise yourself for the path you have chosen.

Shanta Gabriel for Archangel Gabriel
Jan 4, 2017
TheGabrielMessages.com


Join Me to Anchor the 11:11 Light Codes of the Divine Feminine
to Create Well-being on the Earth for 2017!

There are thousands around the world who will be praying and setting beautiful intentions while they anchor more Divine Light on the Earth the first 11 days of January. Group energy has great power to awaken consciousness! If you would like to join a more structured spiritual practice, I invite you to join our New Year’s Anusthan.

An Anusthan is a dedicated spiritual practice that has been used in India for centuries. My guru taught this practice, which is used to empower and celebrate a specific time on Earth.

We have a sacred opportunity, even a Soul Purpose, to do our best to use the first 11 days of the New Year to anchor the 11:11 Light Codes on the Earth. As we do this powerful practice together, we will help to Co-create a new Paradigm on the Earth.

When you register for The New Year’s Anusthan, you will receive a very practical and clear multi-page Anusthan booklet (PDF). It contains all the guidelines, mantras, affirmations, and information you need to create and empower your Anusthan.

This special Anusthan is offered to you by donation. I am not charging for the practice, but for the technical skills required to produce it. We are contributing to the global awakening by making this offering to an international group of heart-centered beings dedicated to anchoring the Light of Well-being in the world.

“I feel like there is so much information out there on how to work on your thoughts, how to live your life to the fullest, etc. But I don’t think there is much on how to ground yourself so that the rest of that work can fall into place. So I just wanted to thank you for giving me such a beautiful gift.”

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#VICTORY #NoDAPL – Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PRAYER + THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE TO FIGHT FOR WHAT’S RIGHT!  Don’t miss the video of the official announcement to Water Protectors below, courtesy of Unicorn Riot. It is a joy to see their reaction!  #Victory

-PB

Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing

Army POC: Moira Kelley (703) 614-3992, moira.l.kelley.civ@mail.mil

The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced today.

Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing. Her office had announced on November 14, 2016 that it was delaying the decision on the easement to allow for discussions with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose reservation lies 0.5 miles south of the proposed crossing. Tribal officials have expressed repeated concerns over the risk that a pipeline rupture or spill could pose to its water supply and treaty rights.

“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Darcy said. “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”

Darcy said that the consideration of alternative routes would be best accomplished through an Environmental Impact Statement with full public input and analysis.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is an approximately 1,172 mile pipeline that would connect the Bakken and Three Forks oil production areas in North Dakota to an existing crude oil terminal near Pakota, Illinois. The pipeline is 30 inches in diameter and is projected to transport approximately 470,000 barrels of oil per day, with a capacity as high as 570,000 barrels. The current proposed pipeline route would cross Lake Oahe, an Army Corps of Engineers project on the Missouri River.

You held rallies, prayed, and sent donations and words of encouragement. This is your victory too. Together, we can do anything.

Thank you, . You remembered us after all.

BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT TO WATER PROTECTORS:

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Water protectors celebrate in #OcetiSakowin #NoDAPL camp after announcement of Army Corps denying #DAPL easement

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LEONARD COHEN – The Last Interview (September 2016) + Hallelujah and all that… Leonard Cohen remembered | The Guardian

 

LEONARD COHEN – The Last Interview (September 2016)
https://youtu.be/H4PqY-VgSsI

Published on Nov 10, 2016

David Remnick from The New Yorker shared yesterday his last interview with Leonard Cohen on September 2016.

 

Leonard Cohen, who died last week aged 82, was an inspiration to a host of artists over five decades. Here we remember a troubadour of the spirit:

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‘They’ve filed me under gloom’: Leonard Cohen in New York, around 1970. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

‘I was born like this, I had no choice/I was born with the gift of a golden voice”, Leonard Cohen assured us on 1988’s Tower of Song, in laconic acknowledgment of his famously flat, funereal baritone. Later in life, Cohen’s voice would become a fractured croon that required a soothing chorus of three female vocalists to guide it through a song, while his departing gift, You Want It Darker, finds him reciting in an ominous, deathbed rumble.

Cohen’s lugubrious tones always divided opinion; for some they were intrinsic to his melancholic charms, to others a turn-off that blindsided them to the genius of his songcraft, which was always gilded, its cadences measured, its images polished. “They’ve filed me under gloom,” he would later complain. Yet Cohen’s gloom was usually consoling, and brought a wry wisdom to his principal focus, affairs of the heart. Anyone who has gone through a painful bust-up will find Closing Time a close companion, especially that line, “It looks like freedom but it feels like death”. Touche.

Contrary to the justified acclaim on which he bows out, Cohen was not always so revered. The opening trilogy of albums, which contains anthems like Suzanne, Sisters of Mercy, Bird on A Wire and Famous Blue Raincoat, barely troubled the US charts (they fared far better in the UK, where Leonard became the bedsit bard of choice).

The half-dozen albums he delivered in the 70s and 80s were even more a hit-free zone, addressed principally by critics, aficionados and Cohen’s fellow musicians, who knew a good song when they heard one. Numerous – often inspired – covers of his work helped seal Cohen’s reputation. Judy Collins, Joe Cocker and Nina Simone were early champions. Later, in the early 90s, a pair of tribute albums crewed by everyone from REM and Bono to John Cale helped reawaken interest. Hallelujah alone boasts 300 covers, including Jeff Buckley’s sepulchral 1994 take, which became a hit in 2007.

Hit-free yet somehow omnipresent – someone, somewhere was always playing one of his songs – Cohen occupied a singular position in rock culture. Older by a decade than most of his peers, he came with a former life as a literary pin-up in his native Canada, arriving with two books of poetry before delivering two “poetic” novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, by the mid-60s. He had spent time on the Greek island of Hydra, where he bought a house with a $1,500 bequest, and lived the life of a lotus-eater, sporting a white suit to quaff red wine at the taverna, dropping acid with his partner Marianne Ihlen, writing songs and entertaining luminaries such as beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso.

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Cohen in the early 60s – he arrived on the music scene with two novels under his belt.
Photograph: Roz Kelly/Getty Images

When Songs of Leonard Cohen arrived on the eve of 1968, he was one of a wave of singer-songwriters – alongside Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro – and initially considered a “folk” singer, but he was not slow in gathering a band and launching himself into the bear pit of festival rock. Cohen’s tender, reflective material and safari suit were an uncomfortable fit in some respects, but his charisma remained imperturbable. In a legendary moment at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970 he calmed an inflammatory audience (they had just set fire to Jimi Hendrix’s stage) with a somnolent set powered by sleeping pills, requesting that everyone light a match. His nickname at the time was Captain Mandrax.

Cohen admitted to experimenting with drugs “recreational, obsessional and pharmaceutical”, but as he grew older his refuge from the depression that had dogged him since childhood was most often red wine and beautiful women. His decade-long relationship with artist Suzanne Elrod broke up in 1979, leaving two children, Adam and Lorca, with whom Leonard remained close. Cohen’s persona in this middle passage was as a dapper roué, captured by the title of 1977’s Death of A Ladies’ Man, for which Elrod took the cover shot. The album itself proved a low point in his career, wildly misproduced by a gun-waving Phil Spector.

I’m Your Man (1988) was an act of reinvention, pushing the songs into more socially engaged territory. Who else would have attempted a dialogue between Joan of Arc and the fire that consumed her (Joan of Arc, 1971). His songs increasingly explored a philosophy that could underpin the art of living. Religion and spirituality were in the family – his great-grandfather had founded Montreal’s first synagogue – and Cohen became song’s most accomplished spiritual quester.

He never abandoned the Jewish faith, but Christianity and Buddhism were a powerful presence in his life and work; from 1990 he spent five years in a zen monastery atop California’s icy Mount Baldy. As a pop psychopomp, Cohen has often been compared to Bob Dylan – arguments about who is the better poet rage in the wake of Dylan’s Nobel prize; Cohen thought the award “like pinning a medal on Everest for being the highest mountain” – but while Dylan has most often played avenging Old Testament prophet (even when he was a Christian), Cohen has always pursued compassion and redemption. “Love’s the only engine of survival,” as he put it in The Future (1992), an otherwise dystopian vision that shows he could also give the devil his due.

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On stage at the Musikhalle in Hamburg, May 1970.
Photograph: K&K Ulf Kruger OHG/Redferns

While The Future consolidated Cohen’s critical reputation, it was the extraordinary third act of his career that brought him sales. After discovering in 2005 that his manager (and former lover), Kelley Lynch, had embezzled the best part of $5m from his accounts, Cohen was forced into “feverish activity” to raise funds. What followed were fresh packages of old numbers, reissues of early poetry books, albums written for and with his partner Anjani Thomas, two studio albums, Old Ideas (2012) and Popular Problems (2014), and four live albums culled from what Cohen called the Grand Tour, which saw him play to adoring crowds worldwide.

To put himself and his failing health through the military campaign of a world tour testifies to Cohen’s strength, his delight, his commitment to his art; and in You Want It Darker, like David Bowie’s Blackstar, we are left with a powerful missive from the very brink of death.

Leonard Cohen pulled it all off with his customary elan, the old suavity inherited from his haberdasher father – “Darling, I was born in a suit,” he told biographer Sylvie Simmons. Besuited, betrilbied and beloved, he’ll always be our man.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/13/leonard-cohen-remembered-appreciation-neil-spencer

Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution

 

 

Video: Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution 11/14/16 (5:38)

“…Our job right now…and this is terribly important at this moment… What you should do now is to get heavily involved in the political process. When millions of people stand up and fight back, we will not be denied.”

~Bernie Sanders 11.14.16  on Stephen Colbert Late Show

Bernie’s new book is out today, it’s called OUR REVOLUTION.

 

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-late-show-with-stephen-colbert/video/Vv_xz_zRdbMiz_BUfuhmE7b9VYckcoFy/bernie-sanders-now-more-than-ever-it-s-our-revolution/

The Hard Choice: Is Beer or Cider Better? | Greatist

I am primarily a wine drinker, but have always enjoyed a cold beer and the occasional Margarita on the rocks.  This year, after our beloved Jame’s Gate closed, our group started frequenting the Brendan Behan, whose wine buyer is clearly not a wine drinker, so many of us who enjoy a good glass of red wine started to look for alternatives.  Thus, I have discovered two new beverages I prefer to beer. One is Ginger Libation, brewed here in Massachusetts. It is not a Ginger Beer, it is unique in taste, texture and refreshing quality, with a whopping 8% alcohol content. My other drink of choice is Downeast Cider, also a locally produced concoction with 6% alcohol content. Now that swimsuit season is here, I became curious about the nutritional caloric content of these fine beverages. ~PB

 

The Hard Choice: Is Beer or Cider Better? | Greatist
Beer has long held the place of America’s most beloved alcoholic beverage. But for an increasing number of Americans, hard apple cider is becoming the drink of choice. So what’s so special about the drink’s sweet composition and potential health benefits, and how do they compare to the benefits of beer? We dove into the bottle to find out.


What’s the Deal?

A staple in Britain before the Norman invasion, hard cider is now consumed across the globe (though the British continue to consume nearly half of all cider produced worldwide). Cider’s popularity in the United States waned after the 19th century introduction of German lagers, and declined further after Prohibition, but recently cider is making a comeback stateside. From festivals such as Pour the Core and New York Cider Week, to the growth of domestic brands like Boston Beer Company’s popular Angry Orchard, the US cider market is predicted to grow 65 percent between 2011 and 2016. The resurgence of cider prompts many to compare the beverage’s composition and potential health benefits to those of beer — especially as it’s increasingly popular as a gluten-free option for beer lovers who, well, can’t drink beer. But in terms of health benefits (and flavor) each drink is unique and it can vary greatly from bottle to bottle. Here’s how they’re different:

Ingredients

Hard cider and beer differ dramatically in their composition. Hard cider is made from a combination of yeast and apples — a superfood that provides vitamin C and antioxidants to protect the heart and reduce the risk of diabetes and asthma . Since most beers are free of fruit juice, their nutritional value looks different from that of cider: Beer’s composition of yeast, hops, barley, and other grains yield a variety of different antioxidants and nutrients. Beer contains more protein and vitamin B than wine or cider, and packs a good dose of potassium, too . Some beers may provide 10 percent of the total daily intake of folate, which is a necessary component of red blood cell formation and growth.
Health Benefits

The moderate consumption of alcohol (that’s one drink per day for women, and two for men) does have a number of potential health boons. Scientists have studied the health benefits of alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and spirits since the turn of the century for their ability to lower the risk of heart disease, cognitive decline, and dementia . However, the other nutrients found in beer and ciders play an important role in the healthiness of the beverages, too.

One study examining the antioxidant content of fruit juices, hard cider, and teas concluded that hard cider has the potential to contain as many antioxidants as wine. (However, within the study, the servings of cider evaluated were inexplicably larger than other drinks being tested, which may account for the large range of antioxidants attributed to hard cider.) These antioxidants (polyphenols, to be exact) have been linked to protecting against certain types of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases . A study by the University of Glasgow compared two varieties of ciders using the same method of fermentation and production and found a huge range of polyphenol concentration, making it clear that the levels of polyphenols can vary significantly depending on the apple variety used .

In the beer-making process, naturally occurring polyphenols (usually found in hops and malt) are often removed by the brewer as they can cause beer to appear cloudy. This usually decreases the total polyphenol content, which means the astringency (the puckering feeling) found in ciders and red wines, is noticeably absent from beer. Compared to cider, beer falls behind in polyphenol concentration. However, a study by Oregon State University found that hops often contain flavonoids (a type of polyphenol compound), which provide antioxidant protection to cells . Beer’s health benefits extend to the heart, too: Italian researchers have found that the moderate consumption of beer reduces the risk of heart disease by 31 percent.

Sugar Content

The amount of sugar per bottle is a major difference between beer and hard cider. Beer is sugar-free, and sugar is typically only added in small quantities by brewers to balance sourness. Cider, however, can be quite high in sugar. Of the most popular brands of hard cider stateside there is a wide range of sugar content — ranging from Crispin’s 15g (three teaspoons) of sugar per serving, to Angry Orchard-Crisp Apple’s 23 grams of sugar (7 teaspoons of sugar). The varying sugar content of hard cider is a result of the fermentation process: Sweeter ciders are slowly fermented and repeatedly racked (moved to new containers) to strain the yeast that feeds on the cider’s natural sugars. Dryer ciders (meaning they contain less sugar) allow the yeast to consume the majority of cider’s natural sugars and result in a less sweet drink with a higher alcohol content (now we’re talkin’). Comparatively, the calories found in a bottle of beer or hard cider remain pretty similar, but ciders are typically higher in carbohydrates due to the higher levels of sugar. Few varieties have “lite” options, so on average ciders will be slightly higher in calories and carbohydrates.

Your Action Plan

 

 

When weighing your healthier happy hour options, it’s really a tossup between beer and hard cider. The antioxidant content of cider varies by apple type, and if a polyphenol-poor variety is used, you’ll ultimately need to drink more to reap its potential health benefits (spoiler alert: the extra calories and inevitable hangover are not worth the dose of antioxidants). Although beer is low in polyphenols, its nutritional value is bolstered by high levels of vitamin B, potassium, and folate.

Both beer and cider are calorie-rich drinks, with respectively high levels of carbohydrates. For any alcoholic drink to really be healthy, moderation is the name of the game. One bottle of a healthier beer, a lower-sugar cider, or a glass of wine can provide a good dose of antioxidants — so learn to savor just one drink.

If beer and wine aren’t your thing, consider a calorie-cutting cocktail from mojitos to lemondrops, or consult the Greatist guide, How to Choose the Healthiest, Beer, Wine, and Cocktails.

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Shanta Gabriel: Inspiration for the Week – Dwelling in Past Patterns – May 8, 2016


Shanta Gabriel:  Inspiration for the Week – Dwelling in Past Patterns -May 8, 2016

We are drawing on the compassionate and timeless wisdom of The Gabriel Messages to provide insight and inspiration that we can apply every day of our lives.

For this week, the message from Archangel Gabriel talks about accepting the choices we made in the past with neutrality and moving on.

The Gabriel Message Card for this Week:

Do not allow yourself to dwell in past patterns.
Simply accept those choices and move ahead.

Does it seem like all your old patterns are in your face right now?

I certainly have noticed this phenomena in the past two months especially. It seems we are being given a chance to clear the way for some healthy new choices.

What I also have noticed is that if I don’t give these old patterns any juice when they show up, they go away very quickly. In fact, they disappear without my being able to remember what it was that felt so in my face a moment before.

No, I don’t think it is just my advanced age. I am hearing about this forgetfulness phenomena from many people of all ages and from teachers I respect as well. When we are suddenly aware of old patterns, they are actually in the process of leaving our consciousness. They won’t stay unless we grab hold of them with our emotions. We really can let go of memories and patterns from the past much faster nowadays. It has to do with the emotional energy we apply to that memory and doing our best to look at the uncomfortable stuff with much more neutrality than ever before.

Emotions have a strong magnetic resonance, which means they will attract situations to you with the same vibration. The emotions from the past have no bearing on our present time unless we choose to bring them into our world. There is a very fast manifestation process going on now between our strong feelings and what we experience in our lives.

Unless we want to repeat the past, it is exceptionally important that we not bring the old baggage into these new times. We have a chance to experience a level of freedom now that we have never had before. Things have become more simplified since 2012. Where we put our focus of attention is what we receive. Simple as that. It is our habits that continue to drag our old ways into the present time and future events.

I am having surprising success at looking at some of my most painful patterns (yet again) and finding that I really can let go, and forgive myself if that is needed. There is a new level of neutrality around the situation that was never there before for me. Of course I would have done things differently at that time if I had been more evolved. But now there is a new level of acceptance, willingness and a capacity to move ahead with my life without dragging the past with me.

We are all being given an exceptional opportunity to experience True Freedom within our lives. My life has taken on an almost magical quality, as old burdens are lifted and new opportunities continue to abound. This is true for everyone. It is a special creative moment and we have lots of support as long as we stay present. This may mean paying more attention to thoughts and emotions so we do not get swept into turbulent waters.

It may mean paying more attention to our spiritual practice. When we bring a strong element of prayer into life right now, there is more awareness of the massive supportive energy available during the Earth’s ascension process. It really can be as easy as Aligning ourselves with Source energy and Allowing past patterns to fall away in this new resonance.

Moment to moment, may we all awaken and recognize the gifts being offered to us for this powerful time of New Life Awakening.

Divine Presence,

Thank you for helping me to bring more Wellbeing into my life by aligning me with the wisdom of my Soul’s highest reality in this time. Thank you for helping me to look at old patterns from a place of neutrality, allowing them to dissipate into the Light of Divine Love. I gratefully receive a new level of Freedom, Resourcefulness and Stability into every area of my life right now. Thank you God and so it is.

Shanta Gabriel
ShantaGabriel.com
May 8, 2016
The Gabriel Messages #14

Do not allow yourself to dwell in past patterns.
Simply accept those choices and move ahead.

Dear One,

As you move through your life, you are given many opportunities for growth. There may have been times when you chose ways of behavior which now seem inappropriate, and may even cause you great pain when you think of them. You may also have a sense of guilt for the pain you feel you caused others. You are here at this place and time, reading these words, to know that it is time to accept the choices you made in the past and to move on with your life. You were doing the best you could at the time.

What occurred in the past is over. To continue to beat yourself up or wish you had done things differently serves no purpose. There comes a time for forgiveness, and this is what is necessary before you can make the changes you want for your future. When you continue to relive past experiences, it keeps you dwelling in those patterns of behavior, even if you are no longer acting them out. It is necessary to clear those patterns through compassion and forgiveness.

Forgiveness is love in action. It is a cleansing balm which can soothe the tattered places of your mind. There is no person on earth who, as a child of God, does not deserve forgiveness. All that you have been through and all the actions you have taken up to this moment, have taught you lessons you have needed to learn. This is true for everyone. You will continue to receive the same lessons over and over, even if there is a slight variation in the form, until you do learn them.

It is helpful to remember your life is a huge school, where learning experiences are given in every moment to bring you to the peace and light of the Divine Presence within you. At a certain point in life, the peace of God is more important than anything else. All the choices you make will be made from the inner awareness: Does this bring me closer to peace? It is helpful to pray for others that they too might also find this place of peace within themselves.

Joy is found in total forgiveness. It can free you to live your life in the present moment, because you will no longer be looking back at what occurred in the past, or worrying about the future. When you find yourself living wholly in the moment, an energy is released within you. You can find passion for living, and a connection to the Source of all your good. From this place, all the decisions you make and the actions you take will be for the highest good of all concerned. From this place, you can find the peace you have been searching for. It is in this moment right now, and it is within you.

Practice:

Take the time to look at what is worrying you or what things in your life cause you pain when you remember them. It can be helpful to make a list, or write a letter to God or to the Angels and say all that you want to about that subject. Don’t hold back. It’s OK to go on and on, and repeat yourself. The important thing is that you clear your mind and emotions.

It may be helpful to picture yourself as a small child who did something which was not appropriate. Forgive this child of God, for if you had known how to do it differently, you would have. This is true for others involved in any situation. Forgive their inner child, even if you cannot forgive their actions.

When you feel complete, sit quietly and breathe balanced breaths. Call on the Angels of Light and Love to be with you and guide your way. Next, pray to your Higher Power, and ask for forgiveness for those actions that may still cause you pain. Ask that you might feel God’s forgiveness at the deepest level of your being.

Have an intention to heal all experiences within you from the past so you may now live in peace. When you have this intention, the flow of energy in your life will move in the way that will reflect your highest good. In this truth you can trust. Free yourself by forgiving the past, accepting the present moment as it is, and allowing miracles to be your future.

This is as it shall be when you remember your inspiration for today:

Do not dwell in past patterns.
Simply accept those choices and move ahead.

Shanta Gabriel
for Archangel Gabriel
May 8, 2016
www.TheGabrielMessages.com