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The Phoenix of Equality

“To have Equality you must pass through the fire of Selfishness!”

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix by Demi

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Farm to Table with Maya’s Farm

Photo By: Monica Michelle

Photo By: Monica Michelle

Breakfast on the Farm with Maya Dailey

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The Freshest, Local, Organic Produce is Easier than Ever to Prepare!

Saute chopped Scallions in Oil in a pan

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Chop Radishes,

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Baby Carrots,

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Add Heat & Stir

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Add Chard,

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Garlic & a little bit of coarse Sea Salt

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Add some Farm Fresh Eggs

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Serve with Fresh Toast, Salsa & Butter

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The Perfect Farm to Table Breakfast

Share & Prepare with Your Friends and Family!

Maya’s CSA is a Great to Start Having Fun Cooking & Creating Unique Locally Inspired Food Dishes!

Enjoy!

We were thrilled to be a part of Maya’s Sunday Market & Events (come by Maya’s Farm to see the bounty of Phoenix in Winter), she even made us a farm to table breakfast!  It was so fun, inspiring & delicious we had to share it – we look forward to posting more seasonal local recipes & pairings with tea!

Sign Up for a Maya’s Farm CSA Share at www.mayasfarm.com we are so glad we did – it is changing or food habits, health and lifestyle for the better!

Many Blessings to Everyone!

An Arizona Sunset – Through the Eyes and Words of a Child

Arizona Sunset

“Beautiful yellow light that looks like a heart without the curl on it.

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Beside a Fiery Orange, Red & Yellow Matched Sculpture.

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Purple Clouds Start to Close It Up Like a Big Box Gathering A Rainbow.”

Seen at the Desert Botanical Garden Las Noches de Las Luminarias 

Precious Moments are meant to be Shared

(& Enjoyed with Tea)

The Phoenix of Clear Sight

“To have Clear Sight you must pass through the fire of Anger.”

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix by Demi

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The Phoenix of Wisdom

“To have  Wisdom  you must pass through the fire of Ignorance.”

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix by Demi

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The Five Virtues of the Phoenix

1. Wisdom

2. Clear Sight

3. Equality

4. Generosity

5. Right Judgement

Also Know As: The Five  Super Powers of Humanity 😉 

Read more about the teachings of the Phoenix,

inspired by The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix by Demi

to gain more insights of how to attain and practice these virtues.

The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix 

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A calm heart will cross the worlds – seamlessly, warmly and in peace.

Photo By: Leon Xie  🙂

Zen teacher, Haikujo, was walking through the forest with a disciple.  A hare scurried off at their approach.

 “Why does the hare fly from you.”  Haikujo asked.

“Because he is afraid of me,” the disciple answered.  

“No,” said Haikujo, “it is because you have a murderous instinct.”

Story from The Book of Tea, written by Okakura Kakuzo

 

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The Virtue of Practice is Revealed in Diligence

After seeing the little girl, who had never seen a phoenix before, the Queen Phoenix descended from the heavens to put her draw one…

“With a flourish of sparkles and stars, she swooped down to earth and gracefully landed…The Queen Phoenix said, “I will stay with you all day so you can draw me.  After that you must continue to practice very hard on your own.”

The diligence of practice yields its own fruit.  

Deliberate practice helps us become aware of the outcomes of our actions.

With the gift of the Phoenix’s presence as a guide for the little girl’s drawing….

will she be diligent in her practice on her own?

How often do we truly take to heart and practice, the good advice and kind offerings of others?

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix by Demi

The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix

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The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix – More Than Just a Kid’s Story

A beautiful story that reached our home as a gift to a child.   The images of the story are vibrant and alive, and the tale is rich with virtue and instruction.  This book is a real delight to read.  I also love when the child of our house tells me the story in her own way.  The book is really wonderful for everyone!

What’s more:  this story teaches lessons of life and parallels to the Teaching of the Wisdoms of the Five Dhayani Buddha Families.

Taking the words and instructions into practice will really change one’s life 🙂

As we explore this story in our home, we will share quotes and inspirations from the book.  

Enjoy! And Happy Reading!

Check Your Public Library for the Book,  

For a Library Near You Check Out : www.publiclibraries.com

Or Here’s a Link to the Book online:   The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix

Buy from Amazon.com

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