Solstice Poem & Ojas Milk Recipe

As the light dims, I am embraced by darkness.
Quiet, still darkness holds me, supports me, allows me to be.
As darkness enters my being, so too emerges glorious light.
Light in all forms shines within, around, and through the dark corners.
I am silent darkness, I am radiant light.
The darkest day approaches, and rays of light slowly increase.
Darkness moving into light, light moving into darkness.
The cycle of nature, the cycle of my being.
I am silent darkness, I am radiant light.
-RHW-

Ojas Milk Recipe

This sweet, spiced milk has nourishing and building qualities, which help to build ojas. Ojas, in simple terms, is our immunity, strength, and stamina. During the cold, dry, winter months, heavier, building foods can be an excellent medicine .

The recipe uses cow’s milk, but fresh almond “milk” or another nut or grain “milk” is a good alternative, especially if excess kapha is present.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw whole milk
  • 8 almonds, soaked, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 dates, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. cardamom
  • Optional add-ins: nutmeg, turmeric, saffron, ghee

Preparation Process:

  • Place all the ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a low boil for 4 minutes, and stir.
  • Blend the mixture for a creamy texture or drink as is.

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