Are #animals for us or with us? #vegetarian ethics

Are #animals for us or with us? #vegetarian ethics

When I told the man I call an angel (see my book The Knot in the Spiral) that animals did not necessarily exist so we humans could kill them, he explained that it was the first time he heard such a thought and that it certainely was worth thinking about it. He appreciated the shift in perspective.

Without getting vegetarian on the spot, we could ask ourselves whether animals are on earth with us and not for us, don’t you think my friend my sister?

Is a recipe with #raw #pumpkin even possible?

Is a recipe with #raw #pumpkin even possible?

Of course you can eat your delicious pumpkin raw! Diced and marinated for a night in olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sea salt, it is going to be even more delicious the next day!

Is a recipe with #raw #pumpkin even possible?

Is a recipe with #raw #pumpkin even possible?

 

The day I stopped #pretending

The day I stopped #pretending

I was a good member of the team, always doing my very best at work. However, one day I could not continue obeying my boss like a puppy dog.

I love working for myself because it allows me the freedom to be true and authentic. Furthermore, today I wish to be the same at work and at home. I don’t want to pretend. I want simplicity and authenticity.

Nobody will give you any medal #singlemother

Nobody will give you any medal #singlemother

I cannot stop being shocked by the way single mothers are treated, notably by teachers at school. As if it was not hard enough. As if we were not always doing our best, always taking care of the children even when we are exhausted or ill. We cannot stop because there is no one else. The children need to be fed and walked to school. However, it does not stop some people to make us believe we are bad mothers or stupid little things.

My friend my sister, I am sending you all the love, compassion and admiration you deserve as a mother, especially if you do everything alone like I do. You deserve a medal.

 

#Book #review The Fire of the Spirit or the ultimate effort is to do none by #GregoryMutombo

#Book #review The Fire of the Spirit or the ultimate effort is to do none by #GregoryMutombo

The Fire of the Spirit is the force which the ego cannot resist. No excuses are valid for the fire of the spirit. Because our spirit holds a treasure: our innate manifesting power. The choice is ours. Whatever we think, we create in the world. Why read the book by Gregory Mutombo “Le feu de l’esprit“? Here are my 10 reasons and a great video with its powerful messages in case you cannot read French (because it is not yet translated).

1. Understanding that we are all one big family

2. Choosing the path of ease instead of strain

3. Leaving guilt behind us

4. What about when someone did hurt us? Becoming aware that the stone is already coming back to the one who threw it

5. For a spirit of abundance or when wealth does not prevent other people for getting it too

6. The harsh reality? or the harsh thoughts we manifest?

7. Love or fear? This is our choice

8. Our life, our responsibility

9. To be spiritual or not? For the end of spiritual hierarchy

10. Our interdependence or we need each other

To share stuff without waiting for anything in return? free #generosity

To share stuff without waiting for anything in return? free #generosity

I love to share stuff I love with you my friend my sister and this includes Instagram accounts and YouTube channels.

However, I got direct messages from two women on Instagram. I had previously shared what they were doing in a very enthusiastic manner on my IG stories.

One of them was wondering what was the reason she was getting free advertisement from me, while the other inquired about the reasons I shared and promoted her stuff.

I am a bit shocked. Is it not possible to share without expecting anything in return? I have the deep intuition that contrary to what a lot of people are thinking, it is not possible to fake or sustain lies on social media. You can feel it when an account is fabricated.

I got the feeling these women were expecting me to ask for something in return, as if sharing for the pleasure of doing it was not obvious.

What do you think? Do I continue sharing with you the things created by others that I like?

 

How was January 2019? #myownmonth

How was January 2019? #myownmonth

Work

In January, I was so relieved to make money at last, by teaching French on Preply after months of earning a few dollars through Amazon commissions.

Love

My love life is technically non-existent, but my heart is filled with joy when I think of my friends and children.

Motherhood

I am so proud of my children. Children of single mothers, I know you face so many challenges and you sometimes grow up more quickly. Blessings to you.

The question of the month is:

What is your biggest dream?

My biggest dream is to live from what I create on the internet, on the youtube channel Claire Samuel in English, my instagram account @clairesamuelenglish and my first book The Knot in the Spiral.

The photo of the month

It is a baby aloe vera gifted by my neighbor. It is the symbol of the importance of relationships into our life. We are interdependent. We need each other.

How was January 2019? #myownmonth

Details of the challenge #myownmonth (in French) are here.