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How to Stay in Tune with Energies of Super Moons and Other Celestial Events

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I have been going Satoyama nordic walking almost every day, even on a cloudy day. It has a different feeling from sunny days, and I can enjoy the scenery of the mountain covered with cloud.

 

The reason why I switched from Satoyama running to Satoyama nordic walking is that I can combine it with my meditation and I feel I want to meditate a lot this year.

 

Many spiritual leaders say that this year is the beginning of a new cycle, and a lot of things are already happening such as upheavals in the stock market.

 

Celestial events like last night’s super moon and lunar eclipse are other things which seem to indicate that something is different this year.

 

We have more celestial events coming up, and you want to tune into those energies.

 

First, you need to make sure that your goals are Sanpo-Yoshi. Whether they make you happy, make people around you happy, and the society in general happy.

 

In the new cycle, integrity will become more and more important. As the paradigm shifts from the old to new, the truth will come out in all areas, and your intentions will matter.

 

In the old energy, you could manifest anything if you knew the knowhow and focused heavily on it. That was the teaching of many people who taught the law of attraction. But from now on, only the wishes which are in line with the cosmic energy will materialize, another word, only Sanpo-Yoshi wishes will become reality.

 

You will start seeing the people who are acting in accordance with old energy going down no matter how powerful they have been, and they will be replaced with the people living in the new paradigm.

 

You need to learn the success philosophies to shine in the new era, and ZENWSP is one of them.

 

I said meditate daily. It is because you want to be in tune with the cosmic energy constantly so that you don’t drift away from your life mission. Why did you come here and what do you want to accomplish in this lifetime?  Your goal isn’t to become a financially well off person, but to grow spiritually and achieve what you decided to do before you were born.

 

For some of you, becoming successful is a mean to achieve your mission, but it is a mean, not your life purpose. You can have your means to be this year’s goals, but you want to pay attention to your life purpose this year much more than before.

 

Since body, mind, and spirit are related, you want to maintain your health. Eat well and live naturally. You can practice Ikigai Diet. You can spend a lot of time outdoors; working in your vegetable garden, taking a walk in the forest, and stuff like that.

 

You want to think positive. Focus on positive things happening around you. You will probably continue to see a lot of negative incidents on the news, but don’t focus on them.

 

Check celestial events, put them on your calendar and meditate on those occasions.

http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2019.html

 

You want to make a habit of star gazing or moon viewing anyway so that you won’t miss the events.

 

Even if you miss the events, you don’t need to worry. If you meditate daily, you catch the cosmic energy at some point.

 

And the most important thing is that you practice the new energy in your daily life, not just meditating on it.

 

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Broccoli Miso Soup Turned Out to be a Super Food

I have been making all kinds of miso soup these days and one I like is broccoli miso soup. Actually, I learned this in Germany back in the days when I lived in Europe. I was sharing a flat with a macrobiotic guy and he often put broccoli in miso soup. Mind you, it isn’t common in Japan. People were always surprised when I made broccoli miso soup after going back to Japan.

 

Recently I discovered that broccoli is very good for us. I knew it was good since I included brocoli as a vegetable which contains dietary fiber in my book IKIGAI DIET, but what I didn’t know was that it was considered to be one of the best.

 

It was chosen to be number one in this video Top 10 Healthiest Foods

 

That makes my broccoli miso soup a super food since it has miso and broccoli. The one I made today has tofu, wakame seaweed, konbu seaweed (I got dashi out of konbu, which makes it vegan miso soup), daikon, chinese cabbage, and thin fried tofu as well.

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It went well with Udon pasta.

 

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Dondo-Yaki Marks the End of New Year’s Celebrations

Last Monday Dondo-Yaki fire festivals were held at many shrines in Hino and the one at Watamuki Shrine was the biggest.

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People gathered New Year’s ornaments and burned them in a big bonfire.

 

I bumped into a lot of people I know as usual, and it is one of the benefits of living in Satoyama. You always feel a sense of community. Especially this year since my son started going to elementary school, he has a network of friends from his school and it naturally expands my local network.

 

That is another thing I appreciate about my circumstance: We have a great local network in Hino; a network of the new comers, a good relation with the town hall, and a developing network with the locals.

 

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Why Is Satoyama Nordic Walking Suitable For the Kind of Meditation I do?

I said I enjoyed nordic walking and it was suitable for the kind of meditation I do.

 

Well, what kind of meditation do I do?

 

I appreciate my past successful experiences and what I have now. Yes, it is the same as the prayer I recommended that you can give at a shrine to manifest your wishes.

 

Why can appreciating your past successful experiences or things you have now help you manifest your wishes? Read this.

 

It is better to do it regularly and I try to do it every day.

 

However I don’t have time to do both meditation and exercises, so it is better if I can combine the two.

 

Walking is better than jogging as meditation since you can focus more on your thoughts and feelings, and nordic walking is better than walking as an exercise since you use your arms as well as your legs, plus you get to straighten your posture.

 

So by going nordic walking I can combine my meditation and exercises. Furthermore, I discovered that it puts you into a positive mental state immediately because it is so beautiful to look at the Satoyama scenery and feels so good to walk on the grassy field. I feel happy and want to appreciate the present; the fact that I live in Satoyama and I get to go for walks here every day. Living in Satoyama was my dream about 10 years ago but it became a reality and has been a reality for over 10 years now. By walking here it reinforces my realization that I did manifest my wish and I have power to attract things I want in my life.

 

From there I begin appreciating the house I live in, the flexible schedule I have about my work, the car I drive, the books I have published, the family I have, the local network of friends I have, the vegetable field I have, the wood burning stove I have, and many other things which once were my dreams in the past.

 

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Keeping Up With Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Now we have come to the middle of January. Are you still keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions?

 

So far I have been keeping up with my New Year’s resolutions. I have been going nordic walking almost every day when it is not rainy.

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I really enjoy it. It turned out to be the best meditation ever. Especially for the kind of meditation I am doing.

 

Well, I’ll explain it tomorrow.

 

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Muesli Wasn’t Bad After All

I said that one of the reasons I started eating miso soup in the morning was that it contained tryptophan which would be better taken 16 hours before you go to sleep.

 

Well, for that I didn’t have to switch from muesli to rice and miso soup; apparently, muesli contains tryptophan, too. Tryptophan is present in oats, dried dates, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts.

 

However, in our case, it is better to switch to fermented brown rice and miso soup because it is Shindofuji.

 

What is Shindofuji? Watch this.

Many of the ingredients in muesli aren’t grown in Japan and I have to import them from other countries, while I can get rice and the ingridents in miso soup locally.

 

That means, you don’t need to switch to fermented brown rice and miso soup if you live in countries where muesli is easily obtainable.

 

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I Harvested Naturally Grown Jerusalem Artichokes.

Last year, I didn’t dig all of the Jerusalem artichokes that I grew and left some in the ground. Then they grew into many of them and I could harvest a lot this year, as well.

 

I didn’t do anything. Nothing at all. I didn’t apply any fertilizers, I didn’t do any weeding, and I didn’t water them.

 

They are very powerful plants.

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It is said to be good for diabetes since it reduces blood sugar levels and you can eat it raw, too.

 

I cut it into thin slices and mixed them with sesame oil, black sesame seed, and salt.

 

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