Golden Milk

“We seldom notice how each day is a holy place Where the eucharist of the ordinary happens, Transforming our broken fragments Into an eternal continuity that keeps us.”

*John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Invocations and Blessings

I know that in the middle of a pandemic when uncertainty swirls wild and boredom creeps in tight, the last thing you think is about the holiness of this day. Yet each day holds so many promises, so many blessings that gently stir our affections for love.

A time for reflection is needed every now and then, especially at the brink of a “new normal.” The stirrings of new winds bid us slow down and dream. I have just the right tonic to accompany the slowness of an examen.

This golden milk is soothing, comforting, and immune boosting. It comes together quickly and without fanfare. But when you sip it you feel nourished, calmed, and all that this day holds becomes holy.

Golden Milk

Ingredients + instructions

1 +1/4 cup of milk (or any plant based milk)
1 cup of water or more milk for extra creaminess.
1 small cinnamon stick + a dash of cinnamon for serving
3 pepper corns
1 tsp tumeric +1/2 tsp.
1/4 tsp ginger
a dash of cardamom
2 tsp of raw honey or pure maple syrup

Over medium heat bring milk to a boil add all the spices and whisk, until well mixed. let it simmer for 5 minutes or so.

Serve in your favorite mug and breath deeply and sip it while still warm


This post first appeared in Eclectic Shades Magazine

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