Lighting The Path November 16, 2011 by Shiva Rose Lighting the Path November 16, 2011 Recently the negative noise has been difficult to shut off. Horrifying news coming from the Penn State scandal, hearing rumors that the Thai coconuts we buy may be dipped in formaldehyde (I know I'm investigating), looking at the blue skies above as they become gridded with what may be Chem trails. It really is a battle with myself not to go online and find disturbing facts that confirm all of the above. I also have to resist my tendency to want to escape to a fantasy place, which today is in the form of a lil koi (passion fruit) plantation in Kauai. I have to remind myself that I can't just run away, and with every shade of darkness there is also light. The Keystone pipeline which would destroy and annihilate thousands of miles of our country's natural land was delayed last week. That was a wonderful moment albeit a temporary one. Going to my daughter's lantern walk to celebrate St. Martinmas was also literally an affirmation of light and goodness. The celebration starts weeks before when the children hand craft lanterns in class. The culmination is on St. Martinmas which is based on the legend of St. Martin a soldier in Rome in the 4th century who gave his warm cloak to a starving, freezing beggar. The lantern walk was truly magical. All the children singing in their sweet voices, as they walked along a path by the lake with lanterns guiding their way, reminded me of the buddhist quote "There isn't enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one candle". This week we discover Om Chef who can transcend your health with meals delivered to your doorstep, Zoe Organics natural skin care for mamas and babies, Anastasia spiritual books, and Pade Vavre jewels . . . I will try to post an incredible Thanks Giving recipe for next week from Pamela Salzman so stay tuned for that as well. Until then . . . light and love . . .