Why Aren’t the Pomegranate Trees in Austin Bearing Fruit?

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For the last 6 and possibly more years (I don’t know when it started happening), I have noticed that the pomegranate trees in my city are no longer producing fruit. I live in a the rapidly growing city of Austin, Texas. I have been raising my children in a lovely downtown neighborhood cottage since they were born. Pomegranate trees are everywhere here, and they usually grow well in this environment. At least thats what I remember.

But lately I have noticed some interesting trends in the seasonal and environmental patterns. One being that the pomegranate tree haven’t bore fruit in years. There are thousands of pomegranate trees in my city, including one in my front yard. Not a single one that I have seen has born fruit in years. And this is just since I noticed. It may have been happening for a much longer time.

The pomegranate tree produces big orange-red flowers in the spring time. And sometimes even a couple large green bulbs. But the bulbs never matured to become ripe red fruit. This is literally the case with every single tree I’ve seen in the city.

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(Fruitless pomegranate blooms on the ground)

This trend now appears to be happening with a different fruit tree. But I hope to God I am wrong. This year, for the first time in many years… the loquat trees did not produce fruit either. They usually produce so much fruit that they fall all over the ground, all over the entire city. Even my neighbor has to clean them all up. But I always ate them. My kids liked them too. But this year, I only saw one loquat tree that bore fruit. None of the ones in my yard, and we have at least 3. But also the cluster of loquat trees down the street, also didn’t produce fruit… save for a single lone tree. That tree was like “the last man standing.” I wonder why only one produced fruit? I fear the trend will continue, like the trend of the pomegranate trees.

This isn’t just the trees in my neighborhood. It is every fruit tree in the city. What is happening?

The grapefruit trees are still producing in abundance… thank god. But last year, the grapefruit tree down the street from me, had all its fruit cut off before they ever matured. I hope this barren fruit trees trend does not continue with the grapefruit tree.

Is anybody else recognizing this pattern? What do you think it means? And how do you feel about it?

I realized this is not the first time I’ve seen a trend like this here before. When I was much younger, I visited Austin a couple times with my parents. I remember there used to be large swarms of bees. I would find them everywhere. Especially at Barton Springs and Zilker Park. The bees would swarm around trash cans. Every time I had to throw trash away, I would encounter the swarms of bees. They seemed very excited and even slightly agitated. The intensity was in their numbers, and the energy of their buzzing around the trash.

I would see more calm and peaceful bees on bushes, and on flowers. They would flow separately in small groups, remain connected to one another, yet each working independently.

I no longer see the bees. Not in the trash, nor in the fields and flowers. I haven’t seen swarms of bees here in well over a decade. Occasionally, I will find a lone bee; never a family and never a group. Just one completely alone bee. And always it looks to be severely distressed. After writhing around and twitching, it inevitably dies. Living the city, this is the way I see bees now.

I am told of a warning. Which many claim is a quote from Einstein. The quote claims something about the disappearance of the bees, would have serious consequences. You probably know which quote I’m talking about. I wont make any assumptions, but I am aware of the impact that the disappearance of vital pollinators could have on the environment.

I know that there are still an abundance of wild bees. And there are bee sanctuaries all over the world. And hey, I even know many people who safely house bee hives on their land or in their yard. But the city pollinators for the most part are gone. And the city fruit trees seem to be collectively going barren. And nobody seems to care. They all buy their food from the grocery store or eat out at fast food restaurants.

But I loved to walk around the neighborhood every year, picking fruit trees. There were many in my neighborhood. We lived next to a fig tree which was eventually cut down. During spring loquats would drop everywhere. Grapefruits and citrus trees would drop fruit in the winter time. Persimmons trees in the fall. In the summer, peaches and plums… but the ones in the city are depressingly few and far between. Nevertheless, the small amount of natural fruit growth even in the middle of the city was comforting to me. And their disappearance, I find rather disturbing.

I’m sure these trends of the disappearance of fruit life and wildlife are all related. And I’m sure there are many environmental factors that are contributing. Just the other day, I heard an ad online that was promoting the herbicide Round-up, which many believe are partly responsible for CCD, colony collapse disorder. When you live in the city, its obvious that there are legal, political, agricultural and moral ideology that hold certain systems in place, and keeping out all the natural systems of nature.

It is both sad and infuriating. I often dream of escaping into the country. And ultimately, that is what I will end up doing. I even know of farms and land that are still untouched by modernization for the most part. They are like slices of heaven for me. And I often feel safe and at home out in the natural world. The country wild life and the city are becoming increasingly polarized. And an even more alarming trend, is that even the countryside is becoming modernized. Edible trees are being grown less and less. And the ones that do exist are dying out or no longer bearing fruit. I understand that the regulations and attitudes of the city are not designed to protect wildlife. Even a hostile attitude is taken towards weeds. Weeds, which in my opinion, are the best medicines.

But there is yet another trend still. The seasons appear to be starting later and later every year. This may be a part of a natural cycle that occurs with the shifting of the planet on its axis. Yet, there is an even larger cycle that comes with the shifting of the poles. Could the seasons actually be changing? Maybe we are being called the ride the winds of change. We are being called to shift our crops and adapt to a new climate. Or promote the protection of certain endangered species. Even the Monarch Butterfly migration which comes through this area is in need of protection.

There is also a ray of light. In Austin, the city in which I live, we have decided to break the cycle of the fear of wildlife with our city bats. In the 1980’s, hundreds of thousands of bats moved under the congress street bridge. At first the people were fearful and disgusted. They even petitioned to have the bats irradiated. But then scientists came to Austin to explain that bats are peaceful and intelligent creatures, which eat all the mosquitoes when they fly out at night. As long as you don’t mess with them, they wont bother you. Quickly the city’s attitude towards the bats changed, and now they protect the bats, and promote awareness. The bats act as a balancer. This is the kind of harmony that is possible when we understand the way nature works, and why we need it.

I wish this change of heart could be seen with other wildlife species. I wish attitudes towards nature were more accepting and allowing. I dream of a world, in which the cities and the country wildlife are not separate. I want to see a world where weeds are not sprayed with toxins, and where public fruit trees are planted without fear. Where legal and political regulation took a more protective stance on wildlife, like they did for the bats. Where free food and herbs can grow abundantly around the cities.

I see farmers out in the country, taking to heroic grassroots efforts to keep the wildlife alive. I see them honorably bringing these treasures of the earth into the cities, for even the modern person to enjoy. So the taste of the land is still fresh in people’s minds. I see the country side becoming powerful enough to even form their own rapidly growing cities, with protective regulations, and promoting ideology of the natural world. Even acting as a education academy for living in harmony with nature.

I realize that there are many benefits to coexisting peacefully with the natural world. You become more connected with the environment around you. You realize that the earth can and will provide for you, provided that you treat it right. Its even an opportunity to live in accordance with natural law. It connects you to higher power. Because coexisting harmoniously with the natural world, actually teaches us higher concepts such as peaceful coexistence, cooperation, allowing, permaculture, manifestation and even abundance and freedom.

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(Me under my barren pomegranate tree)

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Darkness: Mother of Light, Creator of The Sun

 

For thousands of years, God has been seen as Love and Light and all that is Good. And the Devil is seen as Darkness and Evil and all that is Bad.

Seeing God as Love and Light makes perfect sense. Love is the nonphysical force which manifests all things, and light is the physical force which too manifests all things.

But today, consciousness has shifted, and our beliefs are changing. I am no longer convinced that all darkness is evil. Yes, bad exists; but is it accurate to attach that label to all of darkness? Are we using darkness as a scapegoat for our problems?

Humans are now recognizing that light can cast a dark shadow, and good is hidden inside of darkness. It’s not so black and white anymore, but rather, infinite shades of gray. This must be what the yin yang has been telling us for thousands of years. Each polar aspect contains the spark of its opposite.

Demonizing darkness has led to prejudice and discrimination. Genocides have been committed and racial tensions have flourished. Entire cultures have been dis-empowered and at war with themselves. Demonizing darkness is an ideology which promotes ignorance in the minds of man. It justifies war in our hearts.

What if the truth of darkness is benevolent, peaceful and loving? What if demonizing darkness is the real culprit? What if the ideology is flawed and creating the very ‘evil’ which we fear. And what if darkness is the force which created the very light we worship?

We have entered a new age. Times are changing, and humans are experiencing a mass awakening. It’s time to end the war against light and dark. End the dogmatic attachments of good and evil which exist in both and should be attached to neither. Light and dark is a marriage and partnership; not an enemy or war. They both have the potential to destroy, and they both create all of infinity.

If we create our reality, then why not make a reality that exalts the highest truth of darkness, alongside the light. We can empower ALL humans on this planet to be at peace. This ideology brings balance back to the forces. It can create peace within the minds and hearts of All mankind.

We thank you Darkness, maker of light, creator of the sun, and acknowledge your benevolence. May you serve the highest truth of your existence. May the light shine the highest good of your purpose. May we all live in truth, peace and love.

Pine Needle Juice for Vitamin C & Sulfur

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Pine needles are a magical medicine that happens to grow for FREE, EVERYWHERE, ALL YEAR LONG!  They one of nature’s highest sources of Vitamin C with approximately 300 times more Vitamin C then oranges!  Vitamin C is essential for boosting immunity and fighting infection and is great to protect yourself during the winter months.  Many of the Vitamin C supplements sold at the store are actually ascorbic acid (read the ingredient label to find out and see for yourself) which is SYNTHETIC vitamin C and can cause kidney stones with long term use.

Pine needles are also one of nature’s highest sources of Sulfur which is known as the BEAUTY mineral!  Nearly ALL humans are deficient in Sulfur.  Sulfur is ANTI-AGING and prevents wrinkles, repairs damaged skin, and regrows collagen!  In large amounts Sulfur can quickly reverse the aging process and give a youthful appearance.  Again, most stores will sell you SYNTHETIC sulfur such as MSM.  Yes, there are non-synthetic forms, but the most natural, safe and effective is found un-processed in nature, in its original form such as Pine Needles!  And guess what?  They are FREE!

I also protect my children during the winter months by infusing their baby milk with Pine Needle juice.  My 4 year old Rosalie, who recently started full-time at daycare, during the winter months, came home with an ear infection.  The pine needle juice killed the infection, and the pain was completely gone in less then 4 hours.  This is what I use instead of pharmaceutical drugs.  And it more then works 😉

I personally fasted on pine needle juice, living Free on wild herb juice for 3 weeks, and I have never felt so healthy and high in my life!  Consistent energy the entire time!  And damn, I felt so beautiful on the inside and out.

If you want to make pine needle juice, then I don’t recommend the juicer OR brewing it on the stove.  You don’t get as much out of it.  I recommend blending it with some water inside a high power blender and straining it through a nut milk bag.  To learn how, check out my video!  Enjoy 🙂

Grass Juice Supplement! Wheatgrass not required

Wheatgrass ShotMost people have heard of Wheatgrass shots, and even the Barley grass juice powder that is sold at health food stores.  They are a great supplement, and powerful cleansing medicine to add to your diet.  But purchasing these products can become very expensive.  However…

Did you know that ALL grass is juiceable?!   There is no need to buy expensive products.  And no need to mow and cut your lawn when you can pick your grass and juice it every morning!

I would not recommend eating grass because the fiber is so hard for the human body to digest.  But in juice form, grass is one of the most healing and nutrient dense food sources on the planet!

Grass is practically a complete food source containing nearly all the essential vitamins, minerals and protein that are necessary for life.  It contains phytonutrients that fight disease and cleanse and purify the body.  It is so powerful, that it can prevent and reverse aging!!

Greens (and especially grass) have more vitamins and minerals, ounce for ounce, then any other food source!  Want more calcium, iron, magnesium?  Eat your greens!!  Or better yet, juice your grass!  It is FREE and growing in abundance all around you!  Who knew that supplementation could be so easy and fun!  😉

WARNING!!  Only use grass that is free of harmful pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, and animal feces.  Clean grass is a must!!

There is magic growing right underneath your nose right now!!   It is safe for children too!

Want to know how?  Check out this video!

Palm Sunday 

So my confession is this:

I partook in the ritual fasting of Lent this year. I accepted the sacrament on Ash Wednesday, and that was the last time I’ve eaten any food since Feb 19th.  Palm Sunday marks the beginning of my final week of fasting. 

I embarked on this ritual journey with the intention of Healing my body and mind. I have began this transformation to purify my spirit and wash away the transgressions of the past. I am Not a religious person. But I am Spiritual.  And I Believe with perfect Faith in this process. The attainment of my ideal is inevitable. 

So for the past 40 days, I have been Juice Fasting/ Feasting. I have stayed away from sweet fruits and the bulk of my juice is cucumber with celery & lemon. Recently I started incorporating some green apples with seeds.  I have also allowed coconut water because of its healing properties. 

I honor this Palm Sunday with a ritual twist of my own. With the celebration of The Palm Tree. This Tree of Life provides everything anyone could need for optimal life. Coconuts provide water, meat & milk, the Dates provide all our minerals, nutrients & carbohydrates, and The Tree itself can be used as lumber to make homes. A gift of pure love from the earth. 

We are Blessed & Grateful for the food we are about to receive from the Mother of Palm, herself.  Here’s to you, Palm Sunday!

Palm Tree Sunday Cocktail:

  

Coconut Water

Dates

1 Tbsp Coconut Meat

1-2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

1 Celery stick for more electrolytes

1 tsp Irish Moss seaweed powder

Spring Water

Blend in high for about 2 minutes. Make sure the Dates are pitted first!  Use less coconut meat and more hemp seeds if you want lower fat.  Strain mixture through a nut milk bag! This is a healthy, creamy, milky sweet delight from God!  

Happy Palm Sunday!  

 

Wild Edibles

  

Today is a lovely spring day. After a cold winter and rain showers, the flowers are in bloom. Spring is a great time for Spring Cleaning!  Many think of cleaning their house, but for me it’s a cleansing of my body and mind.  

I have been doing a juice fast and today I honor the Wild Edibles that are in my front yard. I will be adding this to my regular cucumber juice. Red Buds from a Prickle Pear Cactus are filled with antioxidants and carotenes. Dandelions are very purifying for the liver and bloodstream, also very nutritious.  This will make the perfect addition to my cocktail!  

I believe it’s important to eat the edibles growing in your yard because that is where your energy is!  These plants are attuned to the dominat frequency in its Auric field. Then the herbs grow in alignment with the vibrational needs and give balance to the environment. 

Many people think that these plants are annoying weeds. But they are actually the most powerful, safe and effective medicines known!  This is God’s prescription made by nature. 

I am blessed to be a part of this new earth movement. This earth has given me everything I could ever ask for and more. I honor the gifts that she provides.  Cheers to health and wellness! Here’s to you, Mother Earth!

   

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