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Shining Light on What is Dark

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Everyone speaks about the light, giving little reference to darkness – or that which haunts you. It comes as a gift to us, beautifully packaged but unopened. What deters us is the fear of the contents, also known as TRAUMA.

To identify Trauma, you have to peel away layers and layers of addiction, fear, abuse, neglect, vanity, competition, inadequacy, lack of grieving/excessive grieving, violation of self and others, worry and not speaking your TRUTH.

Everyone develops ways to cope and accept a life that is half lived. We set a goal for ourselves and we give it time, multiplied by effort and then we expect an outcome. What we fail to admit to ourselves is what we’re trying to hide when – We know that the goal we set is not what we want and it’s not who we are OR the level ofsunshining the light the goal is mediocre. A pattern of Trauma is then activated: shame, denial, deceit, neglect. These are the pillars of Trauma.

Remember the diet that you attempted every Monday morning? Or the intention of completing that which you’ve postponed over and over? Or what about the last cigarette that you’ve lit, 30 cigarettes ago? The list becomes endless. And so each time we berate ourselves for not being strong enough, bold enough, weak, powerless, cowardice and fearful. At the end of the last cigarette, of ‘the last time and this is final,’ we are so traumatised that of course we deserve one more for the road. How do we make it out alive? We don’t. We barely function. We pretend.

Facing what haunts you is gruelling stuff. But we cannot journey forward if we don’t get that monkey off our backs.

by Dominique Jones

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The Holistic Fayre, Bothasig is turning 8, on 12 July 2014

The shortest distance between two people is a smile

IMG_8418_SnapseedSwap out your battered and beaten day at the Shopping Centre with an indulging day of warm hospitality and effortless chatting amidst interesting and exciting stalls. Perhaps you’d like to visit a Reader for a peep into what the future might say….

We have a great selection of Psychic, Tarot, Angel, Astrology, Rune Stones, Medium and Numerology Readers, or maybe sooth those tired muscles with a relaxing Massage, Reflexology or even some Shiatsu.

Drumming Circle

Meander through the hall with its great selection of books, CD’s, DVD’s, Incense Sticks, Aromatherapy Home and Personal Care, Crystals, Jewels, Plants, Orgonite, Water Fountains, Healing Oils, Hats, Gifts, Clothing,  and much more.  You never know where you might find your next treasure.

Don’t forget to grab a cup of gourmet Coffee and a slice of delicious Cake while browsing…. And for lunch…. Choose from delicious Vegetarian & Non-vegetarian Meals, pastries, and Asian or even Greek dish….. you’ll be spoiled for choice… Not so hungry… how about a Samoosa or Cupcake? For this special celebration we have a very invigorating and exciting day planned just for you.

Group of Belly DancersVarious Belly Dancing Studios are shimmering through the hall with veils and scarves,  following the beat of the Drummer as they fill the hall with delight. Later, you’re welcome to try your hand at some free drumming…

Listen carefully during the course of the day for the announcement of the 8 Magic Word Competition.  Be enchanted with over 20 prizes for this Competition. Exhibitors have donated over 200 prizes to be given away to Lucky Visitors.  Prizes vary from gifts to gift vouchers, treatments and sessions.  Two little Angels will be roaming through the hall giving away mini Tea Cups sets and Lucky Birthday Pegs .

Vaska serves a happy Visitor Maeve KingFor an entrance fee of only R5-, you will be entertained, no doubt receive Free Gifts, and attend Free Lessons as you mingle indoors in a positive and energizing environment.  Spend the day with us and leave feeling excited, fun-filled and re-vitalized. Situated near the N7 Freeway, The Bothasig Community Hall is easily located with ample secure parking, often under trees.  Festivities start at 10am ending at 4pm with a Closing Ceremony of Gratitude.

Arrive a Stranger, leave as a Friend.

Visit our Website www.aboutholistic.co.za for full program of monthly Fayre

 

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Miang Kham

Miang kham (or “mieng kham”, miang kam, miang kum, Thai: เมี่ยงคำ, IPA: [mîəŋ kʰam]) is a traditional snack from Thailand and Laos (Lao: ໝ້ຽງ Lao pronunciation: [mȉaːŋ]).

In Thailand, it is often sold in the street, the ingredients separately wrapped in small plastic bag. In Laos and Thailand, the preparation is particularly popular at festivals and is usually prepared on-site and sold ready-made to attendees.

Miang KhumMieng Kham is a great, easy to make appetizer or snack. It’s fun to eat and healthy too! This is an excellent dish to serve at a party.

Little bowl a of salted peanuts;
roasted dried onions;
finely chopped fresh lemon pieces;
sliced lemongrass;
fresh grated ginger;
roasted coconut;
allow 2 crisp lettuce leaves to serve as “cones”.
Have ready also small bowl of Agave syrup per person.

Teaspoon a little of each condiment into lettuce, fold and eat.
Makes an amazing starter to a veg., curry. Dee- lish- ous.

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7th Birthday Photos

A birthday is not a Birthday without a Cake!

A birthday is not a Birthday without a Cake

Our 7th Birthday was a roaring Success!  Thanks to You that made this possible.  Here are a few selected photos, for a full view of all photos, please view our Facebook Group

Opening Ceremony  This takes place before every Holistic Fayre.  This helps bring the positive vibe you always feel upon entering the hall

Opening Ceremony
This takes place before every Holistic Fayre. This helps bring the positive vibe you always feel upon entering the hall

Candle of love, harmony and friendship has been burning for 7 years.

Candle of love, harmony and friendship has been burning for 7 years.

Mariechen blowing bubbles

Mariechen blowing bubbles
3 of our Best Psychic Alison, Phyl and Mariechen

3 of our Best Psychic
Alison, Phyl and Mariechen

Please leave messages for our Beloved Madiba

Please leave messages for our Beloved Madiba

Jewels to add sparkle to your life

Jewels to add sparkle to your life

Healing Oils all the way from Hermanus

Healing Oils all the way from Hermanus

All jewels hand crafted by Sally

All jewels hand crafted by Sally

Maria offers Awesome Orgonite to protect your home and lifestyle

Maria offers Awesome Orgonite to protect your home and lifestyle

Johan offers a wide range of organic herbs, plants and accessories

Johan offers a wide range of organic herbs, plants and accessories

Free 20 minute Informative Talks available at the Fayre, every hour on the hour

Free 20 minute Informative Talks available at the Fayre, every hour on the hour

Theresa welcomes everyone at the door.  She often has Free Gifts on offer

Theresa welcomes everyone at the door. She often has Free Gifts on offer

M.E.R.C.Y. Animal Rescue is our Charity of choice.  Please support

M.E.R.C.Y. Animal Rescue is our Charity of choice. Please support

Pieter offers Herbal Remedies

Pieter offers Herbal Remedies

Join in a Free Drumming Lesson at the Fayre

Join in a Free Drumming Lesson at the Fayre

Zarina offers yummy scrumptious home made Indian Cuisine

Zarina offers yummy scrumptious home made Indian Cuisine

Michelle offers mini-hand manicures and a Whisper of Fragrance

Michelle offers mini-hand manicures and a Whisper of Fragrance

You will find the widest selection of Esoteric Books and Angel Cards  at our Fayre

You will find the widest selection of Esoteric Books and Angel Cards at our Fayre

Be thrilled by Belly Dancers - watch out - they dance through the hall

Be thrilled by Belly Dancers – watch out – they dance through the hall

Attend another very popular Speaker, Maeve, in one of her Free 20 minute Talks at our Fayre

Attend another very popular Speaker, Maeve, in one of her Free 20 minute Talks at our Fayre

Colourful Belly Dancers, who all offer Belly Dancing lessons

Colourful Belly Dancers, who all offer Belly Dancing lessons

The widest selection in Cape Town of incense sticks and accessories is at our Fayre

The widest selection in Cape Town of incense sticks and accessories is at our Fayre

Abundance with Crystals

Every once in a while, the issue of ‘abundance’ surfaces: money worries; job transitions leave them with money hopes and fears; etc etc etc.
Money, wealth, abundance, fear of not having enough indicates a root chakra imbalance.
Once this chakra has been brought into balance it is easier to address higher level chakras right after that.

There are many ways to heal the root chakra. Here are some insights about how to use crystals to stimulate abundance and wealth and rebalance the belief system on related issues.
There is a huge selection of gemstones and crystals that can help you attract prosperity.
Let me introduce them to you one by one, as each has a different set of qualities.
First, allow me to describe how to use them

How to use your Crystals

  • First step is clarify your intention. Ask yourself what is this grid for? Sit quietly for a moment. Find your center or that quiet place where you are completely focused and still. Be as specific and clear on your intention as you can be. Remember, the grid will be a tool to amplify these thoughts, feelings and/or intents, so you want to state your intention with absolute clarity.
  • The second step is to choose the location where the grid is going to be held.
  • Third is to clear that place and yourself from any negative energy that might be in that location. You may burn incense or sage to smudge the area, go around with a bell or singing bowl, or use another cleansing technique.
  • The fourth step is to make a grid. A grid helps you focus your intention using the energy of crystals to amplify and manifest that intention. Consider where you are going to locate your grid as you would like your grid to stay intact for a while, undisturbed. There is no right or wrong way. Size and number or stones is up to you. Leave some space between stones. If they roll off, consider that perhaps they are moving to a better position! Follow your instinct. A thought for consideration: use the Rose Quartz as the center stone if you wish to imbue the environment with overall abundance energies.
  • The fifth step, once the grid is set up to your liking, is to activate the grid by using a quartz wand and point to the central crystal and then out to each crystal in the grid. Go in one direction, and hold the perfect vision of what you want while you are doing this, not allowing any negative thought come into the process.

Carrot Juice

Top 10 Benefits of Carrot Juice

  1. Carrot juice contains less calories and is very beneficial for weight loss.
  2. The functioning and health of liver and digestive tract improves by the intake of carrot juice.
  3. Carrot juice contains Vitamin E which helps in preventing cancer.
  4. Aches and pains associated with aging lessen with the intake of carrot juice.
  5. Vitamin A present in carrot juice improves eye-sight and helps in bone disorders, osteoporosis etc.
  6. It contains potassium which helps against cholesterol.
  7. Carrot juice is extremely beneficial for the liver as it reduces fat and bile in the liver.
  8. The juice revitalizes and tones the skin.
  9. Carrot juice is very rich in beta-carotene which is an antioxidant and it prevents cell degeneration. The aging process is also slowed down.
  10. Carrots contain beta-carotene which is converted into Vitamin A by our body. This natural vitamin A is very good for our body.

Home Remedies using Tomatoes

When it comes to home remedies using tomatoes, you will probably never look at ketchup (tomato sauce) or a glass of tomato juice the same again. While the fruit (and not a vegetable) is versatile in the world of health (helping to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower high blood pressure, and fight cancer cells), there are also plenty of other everyday uses for tomatoes to consider.

Health Factors Of Tomatoes
The tomato offers high nutritional content and provides a good source of calcium and iron. Eating tomatoes also delivers phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B, lycopene and potassium to your body. Rich in vitamin C, the amount increases as the fruit ripens. This is why the tomato is helpful in treating a range of minor health ailments. As for home remedies in the household, the tomato offers acidic powers, which can come in handy when cleaning a variety of materials.

Tomato Home Remedies
Tomatoes aren’t just for decorating a side salad, a sandwich or making your favourite pasta sauce – the acids and other components of the fruit can provide a wide range of solutions in the household.
Eating lots of tomatoes, any way you can, is a great thing. This fruit that acts like a vegetable is loaded with health properties
To begin exploring the effectiveness of home remedies using tomatoes, consider the following suggestions:

  • Revamp Chlorinated Hair:   For blond headed swimmers, the chorine has a tendency to turn locks green. When taking a shower, massage ketchup into the hair and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash it out using baby shampoo. Not only will the colour fade, but the scent of pool will also vanish. You can also use undiluted tomato juice as a rinse. Cover with a shower cap, and wait 10 to 15 minutes before thoroughly rinsing and shampooing out of your hair.
  • Polish Copper Pots:  Reverse the damage of dull and tarnished copper pots by coating the surface with a thin layer of ketchup. Leave on for five to 30 minutes, and then rinse the pan. Dry immediately. It is the acids found in the ketchup that reacts with the tarnish to remove it.
  • Add Sparkle to Your Silver:  To add shine to tarnished silver, dunk your jewellery in a small bowl filled with ketchup, and leave in for a few minutes. To treat detailed surfaces, use an old toothbrush to work in the ketchup into small spaces. Do not leave the jewellery in the ketchup for too long or you run the risk of damaging the material. Rinse the jewellery clean, and dry it.
  • Skin Rejuvenation:  The vitamin C and antioxidants found in tomatoes offer an effective method of treating your skin. With the ability to tighten pores, kill bacteria and brighten the skin, start by cutting a tomato into two halves and rubbing one half on your face. Concentrate on working the pulp into your skin. Let the remedy stay on the skin for 10 minutes, and then rinse with cool water. Use this remedy to fight oily skin, treat blackheads, and reduce the size of your pores.
  • Treat Eczema:  To fight the skin disease called eczema, try drinking tomato juice on a daily basis to see results.
  • Fight Diarrhea:  When you are suffering from a bad case of diarrhea, drink a concoction made out of the tomato paste that comes from 12 dried slices of tomato that has been placed in a cup of water.
  • Treat Bloodshot Eyes:  Treat bloodshot eyes by eating one or two fresh tomatoes first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Fade Acne Scars:  Slice up a tomato and place on your face to rejuvenate skin plagued with acne scars. It is the vitamin C in the tomato that helps refresh damaged skin.
  • Decrease Acne Breakouts:  The vitamin A in tomatoes helps prevent the overproduction of sebum that causes acne, which can contribute to clearer skin. Apply tomato slices to your face.
  • Treat Mouth Ulcer:  Raw tomatoes can provide relief from the pain of a mouth ulcer. You may also gargle tomato juice three to four times per day to see results.
  • Treat Dark Circles:  A paste made out of one teaspoon of tomato juice, ½ teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of turmeric powder can be used to treat dark circles under your eyes. Apply the paste to under your eyes and leave on for 10 minutes. With regular use, you should see results.
  • Fix a Sore Throat:  To temporarily soothe a sore throat, gargle with a mixture of ½ cup of tomato juice and ½ cup hot water that has 10 drops of hot pepper sauce added to it.
  • Ease Morning Sickness:  Drinking a glass filled with fresh tomato juice (with a pinch of salt and pepper) first thing in the morning can help ease the symptoms of morning sickness.
  • Deodorize Plastic Containers:  When plastic containers start to absorb unpleasant odours, remove the scent by pouring a small amount of tomato juice onto a sponge, and wiping around the inside of the container. Wash the container and lid in warm, soapy water. Dry them well and store in the freezer as separate pieces for a couple of days. The container will be free of scents when you remove from the freezer.
  • Clean Out Refrigerator Odours:  To rid a refrigerator and freezer of spoiled food odours, thoroughly wipe down the insides of the fridge with a washcloth or sponge soaked in undiluted tomato juice. Rinse out using warm, soapy water and then wipe dry. If the smell lingers, repeat the process.
  • Soothe a Sunburn:  Soaking peeled tomato slices in buttermilk before applying directly to sunburned skin can provide relief. It is the acidity that snaps shut your pores. Tomatoes also contain soothing agents that can make your damaged skin feel better.
  • Heal Wounds and Sores:  The leaves of wild tomatoes have been known to heal wounds and sores. Take a fresh tomato slice and place it on a wound. The infection will clear faster – usually within two to three days.
  • Treat Anaemia:  Anaemic can benefit from drinking a mixture of apple and tomato juice, as the tomato offers a rich source of iron.