Whatever That May Be Or Look Like, Give Your Best To The World!

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

― Mother Teresa

Share in the Prayers and Good Vibes for the Olano Family!

If your Church, Prayer Circle, Reiki Circle, Synagogal, Spiritual Group, Shaman Circle, Congregation, Healing Group is praying, please keep in your hearts the Olano Family!!! And let me know that your Church or Organization is Praying and keeping this Family in your Hearts, so I can pass this on to the Family. Let’s share the joy and make it less mysteriousness and let them know!!!! Message me your groups name! Message me if you need their exact names for your prayers!!! The PEACE that is bestowed by KNOWING helps!!!! There are so many of you praying, and so many groups that are praying I’m not aware of, but if you are so inclined, share!! The sharing IS part of the GIFT too! PLUS all the individuals who are praying, meditating, sending good vibes, energy healing, doctors, therapists, counselors, herbalists, cooks, t-shirt and sheet cutting up people for poultices, raw honey sharers, fire cider makers,  apple pickers, health care appointment buyers, cash dona-tors, medicine supplyin’, hand holding and more…I’m not even sure I have everyone helpin’ mentioned on this list!! Gosh, Spirit is not just something far away, I’m seeing it in action in material form!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So far we have prayin’….

Trinidad!

Colorado!

Missouri!

Pennsylvania!

California!

Oregon!

Washington!

Texas!

Melinda and George’s Church!

World Ministry of Prayer Group!

The Agape Prayer Ministry Group!

Golden Sufi Center!

Silent Unity Organization!

A Shaman Group!

A Reiki Circle!

Portland Sufi Center!

A Yuletide Group Celebration!

Another Portland Sufi Prayer Group!

Woodland Christian Church!

Chief Roy Wilson and His Circle!

Jo Garceau’s Circle!

Contacted the Dalai Lama!

Vivi Khamkeo’s Reiki Group, Vancouver, WA

With Gratitude!

Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson, CH

Group December Order and Goodies!!! Keep Olano Family in Hearts!!!

Hi Folks!

 
Next Azure order cut-off date is Wednesday, December 26th with delivery on Tuesday, January 1st 2013!!! Please note the change in time, and also note, even if the delivery schedule says the drop gets an order on Monday, the Driver doesn’t show up until Tuesday!!!! Pickup is from 2-6 PM.
 
We have coffee and tea orders (Bridgetown), and EGGS (Owl Ridge Farms) available! First come, first served for eggs! Also, there will be goodies from Koya Designs (Pat Wilson) and Serendipity Plant Lore (Summer Michaelson).
 
If you have donations for the Olano Family, please feel free to bring them to the doorstep, as well as on Azure Delivery Day Collection. I’m keeping a box/bags on the doorstep, along with a cooler for now on, so dropping off stuff can be easy. If my blue subaru is in the driveway, you’re welcome to knock for a hug and hello (not early morning or night tho’), so catch me then! If I am not home, just drop off stuff on the doorstep. Call me first if it is something you would like to put into my hands directly, make sure I’m home or make arrangements.
 
We plan on doing the Himalayan Sea Salt split again, so if you ordered some before, I have your order notated (no worries or need to recontact unless there is a change) and there is a few pounds extra we’ll need to find a home for. It was $1.60 a lb, but may be less if it is still on sale, we’ll have to see!
 
Below, are the lists of Koya Designs stuffs for sale, my teas, bath salts, and then the coffee/tea order. Please scroll down to find what you want!!
 
Merry Christmas all! Please keep your prayers and good vibes going for the Olano Family!!!!
 
Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH

For last Azure’s Bridgetown Coffee/Tea order, we made the group discount, with orders of 30 lbs of coffee plus tea orders. I thank everyone for pitching in to receive the discount and spread the delivery fee around! Actually, we’re saving on the delivery fee which got steeper, and Pat Wilson is back to picking up the order for the group. I find it amazing how people pitch in together to make things work! Also, there is a new coffee that is not on the listing below yet, but is available for order. Nordic Coffee is a full bodied roast from Bridgetown, and I am lovin’ it! Some of you received Nordic samples this last month with your order. Remember, Coffee and Tea order deadline coincides with the adjusted Azure holiday schedule…please get orders into Pat Wilson by Monday, November 19th. Let’s try for the group discount again! Bridgetown Coffee and Tea List follow at the end of this email!
 
Himalayan Sea Salt Split is ON again! Many of you are interested in ordering this again, so opening a bulk bag of it for $1.60 a lb! It may be going on sale this month too, and may end up slightly cheaper than $1.60, we’ll have to wait and see! This salt is gorgeous, with dark red flakes in it. If anyone else wants to split anything, hollar, and let’s see what we can pull off for the holidays! 
 
Owl Ridge Farm will have more eggs available for purchase this Azure Delivery Day. Pre-orders will be filled first, then it is first come, first served. Organic, free ranged in a huge pasture with access to every imaginable edible, much of their feed is hand grown and all of it is hand prepared. Amazingness on your plate! $6 a dozen! 
 
 
Koya Designs will have her wonderful Christmas offerings available this Azure Day, a list will be out shortly and will include her wonderful soap foamers, Aged Christmas Potpourri, and a beautiful selection of herbs and spices including her scrumptious Cajun Seasoning, Pat’s Mexican Spice and Italian Seasoning! Pat Wilson is a local herbalist, who, refining her craft and perfuming techniques for years, is equally engaging with her lovely style of educating everyone she meets. Many of us in this group are the greatest fans of the most astounding potpourri ever made, I have never found anything anywhere to equal it, and it is not thrown together stuff, but loved, tended and aged as everything good is!
 
Serendipity Plant Lore will have beautiful hand grown, hand sourced, sustainable and ethically wild-crafted herbal teas for $7 a box. Each of the tea offerings has been used by this herbalist for many decades to aid health, enjoyment and vitality, recovery from many health problems. They have “lived” with me for so long, they have become part of me, and I am excited to have these offerings which truly support our family and the work as I continue my ongoing education and offering sliding scale consultations for those in need. Choose from:
~Lovin’ Liver Tea (your liver will be happy!)
~Summer Time Afternoon Tea (relaxing and sweet)
~Great Grandmother Gertrude’s Memory Lovin’ Tea (brain cell oxygenating crew!)
~Green Tonic Tune (tuning cells and soul together!)
~Vanilla Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Cinnamon Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Great Gert’s Cold Hand and Foot Tea (circulatory warming tea for the cold)
~Galloping Gertrude’s Tea (relaxing and locally nutritious)
~Flu Flummox Tea (just befuddle your flu bugs in style!)
 
Serendipity Plant Lore will have boxes of lovely Bath Salts available for $7 a box. These are a combination of beautiful salts that are whole and lovely and good for a range of conditions, above all, beauty and enjoyment! Pamper yourself, or “treat” yourself with the following, made to order goodies that are organic, with no chemicals and only pure ingredients:
~Rosemary Pecan
~Mandarin Lime
~Candy Cane
~Balsam Rose
~Winterlyptus Land
~Lavender Sage Love
 
Share Orchards Shelter Donation: This is something that we have done, as a group, regularly for about 3 years! Sometimes, I forget to send this out with the email, as some of us just keep putting stuff together for donation. In our East Orchards neighborhood, we have our own shelter, that provides many services to help people get on their feet again, and sometimes our group has been absolutely grand in collecting stuff for them. What we do: Bring good, usable stuff you would like to donate to the Share Shelter on Azure pickup day. We also, on and off, keep a box going of stuff to trade on Azure Day, and whatever is taken by the end of the day goes to the Shelter to. If you would like to participate with this, do or donate stuff directly to Share House!
 
 
IN this season, let’s build up the Thankfulness until is spills over into every day of the NEW YEAR!
Blessings to all!
Summer Michaelson, CH
 Please let me know if you wish to order any coffee and/or tea by November 19th, for pickup at Summer Michaelson’s home 12613 NE 46th Street in Vancouver on November 27th, Tuesday, between 2pm and 6pm or as mutually arranged with Summer. Her email address is lemonlotus@gmail.com.

 

Share Joy and Truth Wherever You Go!

I am not shy about death, there are many beloved souls in our community right now struggling to live, even to get to the close and upcoming celebrations. Please keep in your heart, pray, meditate, sing a song that all may be uplifted into joy this season. Life is precious for all, and to all. Please hold your heart open and put your hand out to someone less fortunate, so that those over-brimming with joy can share with others. In dances with life and death, may we love each other gloriously! That is my prayer for all, and some very close too!

(c) 2012, Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson, CH

Lovely Bath Salts!!

Serendipity Plant Lore has boxes of lovely Bath Salts available for $7 a box. These are a combination of beautiful salts that are whole and lovely and good for a range of conditions, above all, beauty and enjoyment! Pamper yourself, or “treat” yourself with the following, made to order goodies that are organic, with no chemicals and only pure ingredients:
~Rosemary Pecan
~Mandarin Lime
~Candy Cane
~Balsam Rose
~Winterlyptus Land
~Lavender Sage Love
(c) 2012, Summer Michaelson

Wild Harvested, Organically Grown and Sustainable Handmade Teas!

Serendipity Plant Lore has beautiful hand grown, hand sourced, sustainable and ethically wild-crafted herbal teas for $7 a box/sack. Each of the tea offerings has been used by this herbalist for many decades to aid health, enjoyment and vitality, recovery from many health problems. They have “lived” with me for so long, they have become part of me, and I am excited to have these offerings which truly support our family and the work as I continue my ongoing education and offering sliding scale consultations for those in need. Customs blends also available. Choose from:

~Lovin’ Liver Tea (your liver will be happy!)
~Summer Time Afternoon Tea (relaxing and sweet)
~Great Grandmother Gertrude’s Memory Lovin’ Tea (brain cell oxygenating crew!)
~Green Tonic Tune (tuning cells and soul together!)
~Vanilla Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Cinnamon Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Great Gert’s Cold Hand and Foot Tea (circulatory warming tea for the cold)
~Galloping Gertrude’s Tea (relaxing and locally nutritious)
~Flu Flummox Tea (just befuddle your flu bugs in style!)
~Arabian Summer Tea (a tea to remind you of the smells of an Arabian Love Garden, with plants that touch our center, build up the immune system, and sweep away what needs to be swept away.)
~Shepherd’s Tea! When you want to corral those irksome viral beings and nondescript inflammatory triggers, what you need is a Shepherd to round ‘em up and over the bluff!
~Olive Leaf Tea, an anti-viral, anti-oxidant tea to ward off the minions of Mordor!
~Delicious Radheish Chai!
~Spicy Radheish Chai (inspired by my great friend, Radhe G.)
~Chamomile
~Chickweed
~Comfrey Leaf
~Elder Flowers
~Elder Berries
~Feverfew
~Garden Sage
~Huckleberries
~Ironwort
~Motherwort
~Mullein
~Pineapple Sage
~Rosehips
~Rose Petals
~Rue (only to practitioners)
~Yellow Dock
~Chanterelle Mushrooms
~Lobster Mushrooms
~Morel Mushrooms
~Nettle
~Oyster Mushrooms
~Shitake Mushrooms
~More offerings, please inquire and I will check the Apothecary.

 
(c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH

 

Upcoming Herbal Workshops on Cold/Flu Remedies and Kimchi Makin’!

Hi Folks!

There is an herbal workshop this coming Friday, December 7th. It you would like to attend, you can register by sending me an email. There has been a small adjustment in time, the workshop will be starting at 3 PM and finishing 5’ish. Please bring a dish or a snack to share, as well as own mug, plate, paper and pen. In this workshop, we will learn how to make some of the remedies for winter viral season, basics about human immunity and learning about the interaction between different herbs, physiology and viral typing. Cost is $35.00, details will be sent upon registration!!
Kimchi Makin’ Workshop On Friday, December 14th at 2PM! Bring a snack or a dish to share, we will gather together and learn how to make traditional Kimchi. Kimchi is a naturally fermented food, and is the national food of Korea. I fell in love with Korea living there as a child, and I would like to share a Taste of Korea while we prepare traditional, healthy food! Cost is $35.00, details will be sent upon registration!
Enjoy this December Sunshine with your plants!!
(c) 2012, Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH