Festival of Lights: A Great Miracle Happened There

Hanukkah is a time for giving and receiving presents and gifts. They are often given on each night. Lots of games are played during the time of Hanukkah. The most popular is ‘dreidel’

It’s a four sided top with a Hebrew letter on each side. The four letter are the first letter of the phrase ‘Nes Gadol Hayah Sham’ which means ‘A great miracle happened there‘ (in Israel, ‘there‘ is changed to ‘here‘ so it’s ‘Nes Gadol Hayah Po‘.

The Festival of Lights remembers the rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. This happened in the 160s BCE/BC (before Jesus was born). (Hanukkah is the Hebrew and Aramaic word for ‘dedication‘.)

Hanukkah last for eight days and starts on the 25th of Kislev. Because the Jewish calendar is lunar (it uses the moon for its dates), Kislev, the month in the Jewish calendar that occurs in late November to late December.

Happy Holidays!

love, #krishna

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The 2017 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit yesterday for the first time on Wednesday, November 29, with live performances from 7–9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Thousands crowded the sidewalks for the event and millions watched it live across the globe.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony has become a national tradition hearkening back to the days of the Great Depression. On Christmas Eve of 1931, a group of construction workers put together a small, elegant Christmas tree on the site of what would become Rockefeller Center. In Rockefeller Center’s launching year, 1933, the first formal Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting took place. Since then it has become a national event including ice- skating spectacles, live entertainment and television specials.

The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 9pm on January 7, 2018. Check out the beauty, visit Rockefeller Center or watch the lighting from the comfort of your home.

#RockefellerCenterTreeLighting

Happy Holidays!!!

love, #krishna

 

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Mummy Cake Recipe: Halloween Sweetness

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Halloween Vibes!

love, k 🙂

Autumn Series: Carve out some good times!

To inspire your own celebrating this season, sit for a spell and have some brew.

It is beginning to feel alot like Autumn! Holidays are right around the corner, ten days from today we will be witching you a Happy Halloween!

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Caution! Skeleton Crossing

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Full Moon in Aries 

The Aries Full Moon asks us to gather our courage, make peace with our past, tap into our truest desires, and then leap into action.  
A Full Moon offers the potential for integrating two opposites; this current cycle is about integrating balance (Libra) and from this state of mental harmony, taking  spontaneous action (Aries).
Lift yourself out of whatever dilemma or decision that is present.  Step back, breathe, a diamond of clarity is available. A new and spontaneous perspective can be yours.

Aries Full Moon squares Pluto and this can lead to compulsive and destructive behavior as deeply buried feelings are exposed. It is difficult to control such intense emotions or reactions. Power struggles with authority figures, family or partners are possible and you or they may become quite ruthless. Relationship challenges can be turned into an opportunity to transform and evolve.
Gather your courage, tap into confidence, and from a secure and balanced center, make your move. This is a chance to let go and get   out of whatever mental game of ping-pong and take action. 
To take action, align with what you desire and choose it. 
Full Moons bring a high-energetic release that may feel like a celebration. As this Moon, Sun, and Mercury also point towards Pluto, this formation triggers deep dives into the shadow of our psyche, cathartic healing, and transformation. 

Release the past and welcome the future so you can move through this Full Moon in a way that’s empowered and decisive. 
Above all, don’t worry about what anyone else needs. Cultivate a balanced Libran mind … so that you can make the decisions you need to step closer to yourself. This gives your Aries “I am” experience an opportunity to prosper.

love, #krishna 

Best.Cover.Ever YouTube Show

Best.Cover.Ever Show with Ludacris, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo all appear on YouTube’s new competition series “Best.Song.Ever  where winners compete to duet on cover songs with established artists which will premiere on YouTube.

The singing competition is co-produced by Ryan Secrest coming soon to the digital video platform.

Each episode will be hosted by Atlanta’s own Ludacris and will feature different superstar artists who will challenge musicians to perform a cover of one of their songs. 


Music Fans can upload their video, follow submissions, and watch the series by subscribing to the Best.Cover.Ever. channel on YouTube, and can learn more by going to TheBestCoverEver.com

Best.Cover.Ever. encourages artists to go for their dreams alongside YouTube including us are thrilled that Ryan Seacrest will give new talent the opportunity to shine in front of over 1 billion fans around the world.

This evenings surprise, Country Keith Urban joins YouTube Original Series Best.Cover.Ever. So stay tuned.. this series is HOT! 

love, #krishna k 

The Real Day Time Man Crush Mondays!

The Real is a panel show featuring a group of outspoken female hosts, who are all going through varied life experiences, which include motherhood, new marriages and experiencing the single life. Grateful to be in the live audience this morning for the taping of the show. The hosts, who all admit to being “works in progress,” bring their unique perspectives to topics ranging from the day’s news to beauty, fashion, relationships and their own personal lives. The hosts include comic Loni Love, singer Adrienne Bailon, fashion expert Jeannie Mai and actress Tamara Mowry-Housley.

 

This talk show was so good. The live show focusing on topics of interest to women, including news stories, beauty, fashion, relationships and the personal lives of the hosts. Today’s episode brought RonReaco Lee from “Survivors Remorse” in the house, and we all divulged our favorite #ManCrushMondays!

love, #krishna

 

Bhakti Fest Yoga|Dance|Sacred Music Festival 

Bhakti translates as love and devotion. This fabulous festival is four days of camping in the starry California desert, or spending your stay at Joshua Tree Retreat Center practicing meditation and yoga to live musicians, singing kirtan and dancing barefoot to the likes of MC Yogi and Donna Delory until late at night. 

My whole heart is filled with so much happiness to be at Bhakti Fest
For those who like to keep the yoga and mantra mix going, White Swan Records offers innumerable soundtracks for the yoga of life. 
Coconut Bliss served delicious scoops of pure delight. Cool, creamy bites of salted caramel, ginger cookie, and hazelnut chocolate kept yogi and yogini faces more than relaxed, chilled and happy while vibing to the mystic afternoon beats of Girish. With an eclectic mix of rock, indian and reggae inspired rhythms, every artist set us off into a state of bhavtastic bliss!  

Bhakti Fest as a whole was  awesome. Part of what made it so powerful was that the entire sacred festival revolved around live music. It has been envisioned and talked about how Bhakti Fest is as a spiritual Woodstock, where thousands of people come together, chanting the names of God. 
Krishna Das has said that in India, people understand that God is within. The Hindu images associated with God, deities like Krishna and Hanuman and Ganesha, are symbols of the divine that live in each one of us. Chanting the names of God from any tradition is sacred because each repetition is said to be a seed, and sooner or later, that seed grows.

The seeds of love were certainly sent out with rain showers and rainbows in the early morning sky. It was breathtaking to look at and a rainbow has such a powerful message to convey. Lovely to gather there with a cluster of new friends, sitting on lawn chairs and blankets, singing along with other music artists, everyone dancing and spinning. Fantastic evening concert and such a transforming event @ Joshua Tree Retreat Center

We LOVE Bhakti Fest!! 
love, #krishna