Those who have experienced the wonders of energy healing and chakra balancing will know that there’s nothing quite like it. If you’d like to learn how to help your friends and family experience having their chakras balanced right from the comfort of your home, you can actually use your phone as a tool.
The U.S. self-improvement market is worth $10.5 billion annually, and mobile app developers have been quick to notice this niche. As Gaming Realms, operators of Pocket Fruity, have noted, “Growth in mobile internet is one of the most powerful trends in the internet landscape and the global smartphone and tablet installed base is expected to exceed the PC installed base during 2013″. This has led to apps for every use imaginable, including chakra balancing.
Meditation Oasis’ Chakra Balancing and Energy Healing App is one of the many apps for those who practice chakra balancing, but it is unique in that it’s able to teach you basics of the practice in simple terms. It has everything you could ever need in order to learn how to sense energy, activate this energy, and give hands-on, full-body chakra balancing to yourself or any other recipient.
The app is also voice-guided, so there’s no need to distract yourself with scrolling with your fingers. It even has instructions to help you meditate and find your center, so as to make your chakra balancing all the more effective. All the information you could ever need is also present in the app, including a chart of chakra locations, photographs of hand positions, and written material should you need to do further reading on the practice of chakra balancing and energy healing with your hands.
Beautiful, relaxing music also accompanies this app, so it’s a wonderful experience when you try to balance your own chakras or perform energy healing on yourself. For more information on the app and other services offered by Meditation Oasis, visit their website.
If you ask a farmer at your local farmer’s market, or if you have a well-stocked produce section you might be lucky enough to catch the last tomatillos of the season.
Tomatillos grow on bushes similar to tomato plants gone wild
The fruit of the tomatillo is about the size of a golf ball and covered in a papery husk.
Tomatillos have a crisp citrus taste, similar to a green tomato* and a smooth waxy skin. The most common color is a beautiful kiwi green, but tomatillo fruits come in many colors including a gorgeous purple/black
The bright flavor of the tomatillos makes a sauce that is delicious on everything from a cold roasted vegetable salad or grilled vegetables to huevos ranchero, grilled fish, or even pulled pork.
This Green Tomatillo Sauce recipe is quick and easy. You can even make it ahead and keep it in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. It’s wonderful to have on hand for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking dinner.
Pick up a rotisserie chicken or a piece of cooked salmon on the way home from work, pour your Green Tomatillo Sauce on it (hot or cold), and voila! You now have a work night meal that feels fresh and inspired.
(A ripe tomato salad is a wonderful accompaniment for any dish with this sauce.)
Green Tomatillo Sauce
1 dried Cascabel chili
If you like a little heat, add 1 jalapeno chili
2 Tablespoons oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion, finely chopped
10 fresh tomatillos, husks removed*
Soak the dried chili in hot water for 30 min until softened. Drain, remove the stem, slit the chili and scrape out the seeds, leaving as much pulp as possible on the skin of the chili.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the garlic and onion for 3-4 minutes until the onions become translucent, while being careful not to let the garlic burn
Chop the chilies and add both chilies and tomatillos to the pan
Cook stirring constantly until the tomatillos start to break up.
If you want to give your sauce a deeper flavor, just before you lower the heat, let your sauce burn just a little bit. Then turn down your heat and really give the bottom of the pan a good stir to make sure there is nothing stuck to the bottom.
Lower the heat and simmer for 10 more min.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly. If you want a more rustic sauce serve as is.
If you would like a smoother sauce that would be perfect for enchiladas, let it cool slightly and then puree in a blender.
*Tomatillos are part of the nightshade family. The nightshade family is native to the New World and includes foods that have gone on to become dietary staples around the world, including, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, chilis, eggplant, tobacco, and goji berries. While most of these foods are widely considered vegetables, they are in fact fruits.
**If you can’t get fresh tomatillos, don’t despair. You can buy them frozen in many grocery stores and Latin American markets, and the frozen ones work just as well. I have some that I picked and froze myself, and they are just the same once you cook them.