I would like to dedicate this blog to one of the greatest living beings on this earth, in my eyes, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, whose 80th birthday on the 6th of July we just celebrated.
Since early childhood, when I was just 7-years-old, I have admired the then 16-year-old Dalai Lama. When I saw a newspaper article about this boy in his strange, pointed yellow hat, sitting upon a throne, the political and spiritual leader of a country called Tibet, I became very intrigued and curious to know more. The article described the spontaneous invasion of Mao Tse Tung’s Red Army invading the country, destroying hundreds of monasteries, and killing thousands of innocent monks, nuns, and children, similar to how it had just happened in Germany with our Jewish communities. I wondered how a young boy could defend his country… and who would be able to help him. I vowed then that when I would grow up I would help the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet. It took me almost 30 years to fulfill my vow.
During his visit to New York last November, and on the 20th anniversary of my foundation, The Kailash Foundation of New York, I asked His Holiness for blessings and spiritual support for the achievements and continuation of the work I had started. I was honored to meet His Holiness for a private audience in order to share my request. During these brief personal moments his strength radiated throughout my body. I felt as if I was hit by a meteor. When he held my hand and held me close, I felt his power like a solid rock, and knew that nothing could cut through this connection. It was like unchangeable, undivided, sky metal energy that penetrated my whole being. And I can access this power surge whenever I call for support in a mental, emotional or physical crisis. This gift I was able to receive through love.
In many ways the energy surge is similar to the action of a high potency homeopathic remedy that is prescribed on the totality of the symptoms of a patient. When the vibration of the remedy is completely congruent with the patient’s vibration there will be a transformative cure.
His Holiness IS loving kindness and compassion. His unperturbed belief in resolving violent actions with nonviolence, compassion, and dialogue is what we can all learn from him.
Which politician or country leader is believable today with their promises of peace? I believe that there is only one: the spiritual leader of the people of Tibet, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama!
Your friend, the Tea Whisperer,
Tibetan Butter Tea (a variation)
In a pot, boil a mix of ½ water, ½ milk, and three full spoons of Assam Tea leaves, on a low flame. Let it simmer for awhile to absorb the full strength of the leaves.
Add a branch of fresh mint leaf shortly before taking the brew off the fire.
Add brown sugar to your liking.
And now comes the Tibetan twist: a drop of fresh European butter into each cup. Very nourishing on a cool evening.
A real summer tea:
Boil a few slices of ginger and tarragon leaves in hot water. Add a teaspoon of honey. Let it cool off.
Add the juice of a fresh lemon, stir, and let it cool in the fridge for awhile.
Homeopathic remedies for summer ailments:
Due to frequent weather changes from hot to cold to humid, mixed with freezing AC, the body often reacts in its digestive system.
Summer flu: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, and very weak: the remedy par excellence is ARSENICUM ALBUM
Also drink lots of CHAMOMILLE TEA to soothe the stomach.
Getting a bladder infection from wearing your wet bathing suit too long after a swim? Or cold wet feet from walking too long in the sea or pool?
Too frequent urges to urinate are the results: the remedy is PULSATILLA
Perfect Sunburn remedy, or as topical ointment is URTICA URENS to reverse the blistery skin and burning symptoms.
Hope, we can all enjoy a long summer before we may get another long winter.
On another note: I am in the process of switching the blog back to my former address : sympatea. I would like it to be linked once again to my foundation so you can get a glimpse of what is going on there. And maybe buy my Tea Book which, as a donation to my projects, mainly benefits the orphans and the orphanages.
Thank you so much for following me throughout the year.
With love, in good health,