The Quiet Zone

The Mystery Man

I had the most wonderful demo selling my broth at Erewhon, and then I put my things in the car. I noticed a Man when he walked in. He joyfully said “Hi” to some of the employees. I walked back inside, bought some food, and began to walk past the tables where he was sitting, when I felt inclined to stop and say, “you look like you know everyone here.”

He smiled kindly, “yes, I used to live across the street so I was here 3 times a day!”

“Oh, I’m here almost every day. I haven’t seen you but you feel familiar to me, probably because you’re so used to the energy in this space.”

We sat down to talk a little while. He mentioned he didn’t bring his phone inside because he liked to be without the phone more often. Then I heard one of the most heart wrenching, soul crushing stories I had ever heard. My whole body was in shock and didn’t know what to do with itself.

When his Boys were 5,7, and 9, his Wife left. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. The Mystery Man, had built a house for them, worked hard in his career, was a great Dad….it was a dream life. One day his 7 year old called him at work. His Sons voice was trembling.

“What’s wrong, is everything ok?” He asked his Son.

“Well, no. Moms leaving.”

The Mystery Man, came home. The brand new escalade he bought was on, the engine was running. He walked into the house to see his wife sitting on the couch with a suitcase. She said she was leaving. She didn’t ever want this life. She took off with a Man.

He was left to raise 3 Boys on his own.

The Man in front of me was a good Man. He opens doors for Women, he was kind, good looking, hard working, smart, an amazing Dad, all the things a Woman who wants a family would dream of.

I really pondered how it is, that we just never know what someone might decide in life. At any moment you might feel like you know someone and then they are gone. I never liked that feeling.

The Quiet Zone

IMG_5402The next day I was reading an article a Man from Sculpt class sent me. It was about the quiet zone. He too, did not bring his phone with him to class, he mentioned he wanted be without his phone more often. He didn’t have a facebook. Which I find so refreshing.

The quiet zone is a city where people have very limited wifi and cell service. I feel like that very idea is enough to make us all breathe a little deeper, isn’t it?

I remember telling the Angel Warrior right before I stopped hearing from him last week, who also told me he’s putting the phone away and exploring nature more often, that I remember the days when I didn’t have GPS. It forced me to ask God (the Universe, source, whatever word you like) to help me find the place I was supposed to be, and which streets to turn on. It worked miraculously well sometimes. I also remember the times where I was stressed beyond belief if I really was lost in the scary Downtown LA. So on one hand I was saying that, I worked a little harder to trust in the powers that be, then I did GPS, but I’m so unbelievably happy about GPS.

It’s funny because whenever I text the word GPS in my phone, it auto corrects itself as God. Am I the only one that happens to?

The next day at Erewhon

IMG_5395I was sipping on fermented pickle juice, and having a hot chocolate while I was reading the article. I was very involved but my head felt like popping up at just the right moment to see a short Man turn around from the counter. We locked eyes and smiled while I realized his face was very famous, but I don’t know names of famous Actors much at all. I got rid of the TV over a decade ago and I just canceled Netflix because I hardly looked at it. We exchanged a “hi, how are you”, and I realized I was much more interested in who the lady bug was that I just noticed on my black hat when I looked up, then I was in figuring out who he was. Which was definitely a kind of comedy Actor by the feels of him. He seemed lovely. But I felt so connected to this little lady bug…..

The lady bug crawled around my hand and my sweater. By the time it got to my sweater it felt like it was in a field of grass and didn’t leave me no matter how much I moved my hand to write.

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Judson Huss

All in all I want a better connection to source/ to God, to my instincts. That’s what these three Men have in common, who are really helping to remind me to set aside my phone more often. To be honest, I wish we were living in ancient nature times anyway, but maybe if I was, I would wish for modern times, so I’ll do my best to appreciate this and put the phone down more often. Even better, I would like to live in one of my Uncles paintings, that is imagination at its best.

 

 

Erewhon Midnight Emergency

IMG_5397Last night, my Psychic Wizard and I had to make an emergency trip to Erewhon in another city, because all the Whole Foods and Erewhon over here were closed at 10. We got into his space ship as we argued with each other like crazy over the GPS that took us on a ridiculous adventure, looking for the closest organic store that was open til 11. We made it just in time. I told him he didn’t give me enough credit for my intuition, to which he responded, I was just being in my ego. It was pretty funny. When we arrived at Erewhon, he needed something on the shelf and without thinking just feeling, I headed right to it. The market is a great way to practice our internal GPS. I started that practice in book stores when I was 13.

The End.

P.S. For anyone that hasn’t heard my happiness transmission that I posted a few months ago, I’m sharing it again because it helps me so much to listen to it. If you’re feeling like you need a little extra happiness in the morning, listen to this. I went through an emotionally traumatic retrograde and I realized today, how much this recording helped me. I’m going to make a new version of this in the future.

Be Well Loves,

Kali Star

Happiness for No Reason

The Secret

IMG_4152When I drink a cup of broth, I breathe better. I take in longer, fuller breaths of air that fill my lungs and soothe my body.

My last flavor broth, the Immunity & Intuition broth, sold out so quickly at Eerwhon, and the shelf was empty.

I had taken a few trips out of town, so it had sold quicker than I could make the next batch. I really escaped out of here. Something I want more often. I went to the snow in Lake Arrowhead and then to the pouring rain in San Mateo.

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Yesterday, I arrived into Erewhon to see the Earth Angel sitting down, reading. I walked over, stood next to him, and told him a secret.

“My broth is sold out. I thought about doing the same one this week, but I’m doing the ‘Happiness’ broth tomorrow. Don’t tell anybody.” He promised he wouldn’t. I didn’t even know what I was in for when I decided to do it.

Why am I so secretive? So many things don’t need to be secret at all. It’s part unexplainable strategies I purposefully concoct with the best of intentions, and part having 5 planets in Scorpio in my astrology chart.

Intentions and Happy Stories

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My intention was to create a happiness broth for the sake of feeling happiness for no reason at all. No story, no reason, nothing huge happened. Happiness is a state of mind. I feel so good just looking at these intelligent ingredients.

When you’re feeling happy and you get to share happiness with another human, it can be addictively fun.

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Happy Day!

I had a best friend 17 years ago. When we were around each other, everything was so much fun. We were the most spontaneous duo, and felt totally comfortable with each other. I never found anyone like her again, that could be so spontaneous like me.

Sometimes, we are challenged with feeling happiness on our own. It’s just the truth of life.

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My Grandmother lost her Husband recently, (my Step Grandfather) he has passed. She told me a story about the day she got into the comfy king size bed in their vacation cabin, plopped the blankets on her, while her Husband was on a walk, and as the dog Charlie happily jumped on the bed, she said, “oh , Charlie, life doesn’t get better than this!” She had felt so safe on this Earth in that moment; she felt so happy. She is grieving her loss.

We all appreciate those moments when we get to feel so happy and exhilarated. Moments pass, and sometimes we have to remind ourselves extra, to be in a state of happiness, when some moments aren’t as exhilarating as others. Like the day I helped my Grandma remove some things from her cabin that was recently sold. She had been feeling so sad about losing the home, that she was happy I was there to make the day ok.

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It was so hot because I was running up and down the stairs, carrying heavy things, so I had to put on a halter top in the snow. I felt pretty happy about that. Feeling warm in the cold air.

When we left, I locked the door, knocked on the wood and said, “good luck every body!” Sending blessings to all who enter the home in the future.

My Grandma said, “honey, any Man that doesn’t appreciate you is crazy.”

Sometimes, we see someone, who has happiness for no reason, they are just being it, and we remember how blessed we are. Someone who is humble, and just kindly doing their thing throughout the day, is refreshing.

I messaged Pegasus (a symbiotically creative spirit), and he asked how I was doing. Without any thought, I said, “I’m a little off today, but I’m working on it.”

What that meant was, I was trying hard to find that happiness space for no reason at all, for the broth, and it was challenging me. I felt happiness while I was making the broth, especially while stirring. I would walk away, and feel challenged. So I thought, maybe I am dissolving this challenge right here, right now, because I decided to create the happiness broth. (May all beings dissolve discomforts and feel happiness for no reason.)

R1-08281-032APegasus responded with a photo he took of a Man that inspires him. “It really captures him doing what he loves. Something so simple, yet so rewarding to an older Man, still full of so much life and happiness.”

End quote on “happiness”. I didn’t tell Pegasus my secret broth flavor yet; this just happened.

I took a walk. The sun was just going down. A Man wanted my attention, you know, energetically, so I decided to give him a happy hello as I walked past him carrying his trash cans in. “I would’ve given you a ride, as I passed by you,” he said kindly.

Although he was nice and not threatening, I thought, “maybe a hello wasn’t a good idea.”

“That’s ok, I’m just taking a walk on purpose.” I happily said as I walked a little more quickly and remembered to bring my pepper spray next time.

I kept walking. There were two Men passing by. They seemed a little low energy. It was starting to get dark. There were people far in the distance; shadows. One of the Men, had two dogs. A few feet after I passed him, there was an unforgettable dog smell. I clenched up and kept walking. There were sirens in the background. The flashing lights of the UPS truck parked next to me, reflected on and off the stop sign in the distance. I walked around a few rain puddles. This was no hike in Topanga. It was a city walk. It’s funny how for some of us, we feel safer around coyotes and owls. Though, I carried happiness with me.

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I created this broth, so that we can all get drunk on happiness for no reason at all. And there’s nothing that brings me more life energy then to focus on my breath, which is how my body responds to drinking vegetable broth.

Ingredients

The star ingredients in this are shiitake mushroom, lions mane, gotu, kola, roses, and basil. So if you’re looking out the window on one of these gloomy winter days, come get yourself some happiness broth. Your breath, your body, your mind, will thank you.

If you want to make this on your own, simmer some veggies and add some of the ingredients I mentioned. You can also use chamomile, turmeric, ashwagandha, or lemon balm. Those are some feel good, happy herbs too.

Some Simple Things I Feel Happy About

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New honey now available at Erewhon. It’s incredible!

Tonight as I simmer down from a busy day of a big simmering pot, I’m simply happy to feel and watch my delicious honey as it pours like thick liquid gold.

I’m happy Pegasus tuned in at the right timing, while he was in the middle of multi tasking business things. I just love that.

If you’re reading this, know that, I’m happy for you, for whatever little thing or nothing you can think of to feel happy about right now. I’m holding that space with all of my heart. If you feel sad, or you’re crying, I’m holding the feeling of happiness for you.

Lastly, something I’m really happy about. One of my closest and most trusted friends/psychic on the Earth Planet, held this wild bird in his hand for 15 minutes. How many people are so connected to nature that wild birds are comfortable to land on their hand, whilst petting it? The peace I feel knowing that he exists makes me happy. This picture feels too sacred to share.

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May all beings be blessed. May all beings smile every day. May all beings feel happy for no reason at all. And happy for lots of reasons too. 😉

Love, Kali Star

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