Now, don’t think I’m crazy but I often feel energy around me. Clairsentient perhaps? Sometimes I know whose energy it is and other time it’s an anonymous answer to a question I have asked. I believe there is a Universal pool of ideas that exists and anyone can access them simply by reaching into the pool and pulling them out. You must truly believe they are there though. It helps me to visualize reaching into a whirlpool of resplendent crystalline colors.
My mother has often helped me, she uses scents. Clairaliencent perhaps? Recently, I was in the bedroom getting dressed and suddenly there was a pungent smell of cloves. I don’t have anything in my bedroom that smells like cloves so I became still and breathed deep. A memory came to mind of being in the kitchen with my mother preparing an Easter ham. She made the most delicious glaze to spoon over the shank but before she did that, she would let me score the top with a knife making diamond shapes. I would place a whole clove in each of the crosscuts and finish the decorations by securing three or four pineapple rings with toothpicks and maraschino cherries in the middle of each. When that ham was in the oven and the glaze caramelized a heavenly aroma filled the kitchen. I remembered how much I loved the smoky taste of those pineapple rings. That’s when it came to me. My next toffee flavor would be pineapple... no, smoked pineapple... wait, add a touch of ghost pepper for a little heat. Yeah!!
I couldn’t wait to try it. It turned out as good as I had hoped. Every time I taste it I think of the smoky pineapples on top of the Easter ham. Thanks mom.