Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Whey, Pickled Beets and Synchronicity

Home made liquid whey. Or should I say liquid gold? I use it many different ways. If you're looking to get some more probiotics into your "eating" , this is one of the best ways in my opinion. There are many sites with info, so I won't repeat it all here. But Ms. Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, is a great place to start. I was not aware that whey was "prescribed" by Hippocrates some 2500 years ago. All I know is n=1. I tried for myself, and observed. Well, liquid whey is one of those "foods" that make you feel very very good. What's your mileage? Interesting blog here;
http://thenourishingcook.com/  The author of this blog, sets out to make all the recipes in the cookbook Nourishing Traditions.

I made the pickled beet recipe and it came out delicious! Liquid gold on the left, beets on the right.

Feel Good Living;

Synchronicity and Mr. Carl Jung. I'm sure you are familiar with the word. But for a refresher, here.
What do you think? Do you have a story to share? The way my life is unfolding, I'm just blown away with the concept. Invisible connections....are they possible? Well, we don't exactly see the connection between the remote control and our tv, yet it is real. Hat tip to Mr. Wayne Dyer for really pushing my nose in it ;-)
I read this a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it, so wanted to share.

"Nothing is Random"

Nothing is random, nor will anything ever be, whether a long string of perfectly blue days that begin and end in golden dimness, the most seemingly chaotic political acts, the rise of a great city, the crystalline structure of a gem that has never seen the light, the distributions of fortune, what time the milkman gets up, the position of the electron, or the occurrence of one astonishingly frigid winter after another.

Even electrons, supposedly the paragons of unpredictability, are tame and obsequious little creatures that rush around at the speed of light, going precisely where they are supposed to go. They make faint whistling sounds that when apprehended in varying combinations are as pleasant as the wind flying through a forest, and they do exactly as they are told. Of this, one can be certain.

And yet there is a wonderful anarchy, in that the milkman chooses when to arise, the rat picks the tunnel into which he will dive when the subway comes rushing down the track from Borough Hall, and the snowflake will fall as it will. How can this be? If nothing is random, and everything is predetermined, how can there be free will? The answer to that is simple.

Nothing is predetermined; it is determined, or was determined, or will be determined. No matter, it all happened at once, in less than an instant, and time was invented because we cannot comprehend in one glance the enormous and detailed canvas that we have been given - so we track it, in linear fashion, piece by piece. Time, however, can be easily overcome; not by chasing light, but by standing back far enough to see it all at once.

The universe is still and complete. Everything that ever was, is; everything that ever will be, is - and so on, in all possible combinations. Though in perceiving it we imagine that it is in motion, and unfinished, it is quite finished and quite astonishingly beautiful.

In the end, or rather, as things really are, any event, no matter how small, is intimately and sensibly tied to all others. All rivers run full to the sea; those who are apart are brought together; the lost ones are redeemed; the dead come back to life; the perfectly blue days that have begun and ended in golden dimness continue, immobile and accessible; and, when all is perceived in such a way as to obviate time, justice becomes apparent not as something that will be, but as something that is."

Author,Mark Helprin



Natalie said...

Sometimes the only thing to say is...wow. And then you are quiet and let the silence and the thoughts wash over you. Grateful for this post, Marc. Thank you.

Glenn said...

I'm a big fan of Helprin; I've read all his books, and all the essays and short stories I've been able to track down.