Morning Mate

ImageEvery morning I drink yerba mate on of my mate gourds with a nifty metal straw that has springs on it. My sister brought it back for me from Argentina when she went for a visit. Mate gets me going in the morning. It wakes up my brain and it does not have the down-shifting feeling that coffee gives me a little while after I drink it.

This morning I mixed two different kinds of yerba mate for my breakfast. One brand is the strongest named Canarias and it, like the old saying goes “will grow hair on your chest”. Not really, just kidding ( Not good for us women). The other is a more smooth brand, Nobleza Gaucha.

I like to sip it on the way to work, which in my case is a specialty printing company that my husband, son and I have started (if you need printing let us know 😉 ).Then when I arrive I sip it some more while I think of what I need to get done during the day.

Lately I have been listening to Esther Hicks or Abraham Hicks about getting into The Vortex. In one her videos she was explaining how to get into the vortex and how to stay in it. You know that you are in the vortex by the way you feel. When you are feeling positive emotions you are in the vortex. You might ask, what is the  vortex?

It has to do with the Law of Attraction or the Teachings of Abraham you can read about it on their website Basically the gist of it is that we are a physical and non-physical being or our “physical self” and our “non-physical self” or our “inner being.” These two parts of ourselves communicate with one another. Continue reading


Mate and Enlightenment

This blog is going to be about a journey to self discovery. It is about finding my true self after much searching and suffering.

It will also be a blog for enjoyment for those who read it because I believe we are, deep down inside, pure joy. We are here to enjoy our lives. So I want to bring joy into this blog as well.

This blog will be about sharing what I discover along the way on this journey of enlightenment hoping it will help whoever reads it on their own journey.

Oh, and I forgot, the mate… Well yerba mate is a strong green tea that people drink in places like Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and other countries in South America. They also drink it in some middle eastern countries.

You can drink yerba mate in a gourd like you see it in the picture with a metal straw or you can brew it like loose-leaf tea. I will be sharing more about that later on in my blog.

You might ask what is the reason for my title, “Mate and Enlightenment”? Well yerba mate has a different kind of caffeine and you get a boost of mental clarity as you drink it. It seems to go well with good conversation and getting together with friends.

People drink it alone or sit in a circle with family and friends and pass it around. You can even pass someone a mate now on some social media sites (look it up). So bring your mate next time you drop in for a visit at my blog.

Aloha, namaste, and hasta luego and until later!