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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Letting go under a Scorpio Moon


Last night while doing some Spiritual work,
My focus kept drifting away from "Intention"
towards some negative thoughts.
Time & again I would move My thoughts
back to Thankfulness and the positive but
the negative found it's way back in.

Now in all fairness to Myself,
I have a lot going on. Some of it kicked
up some old issues.
Sometimes there are people or things
that don't exactly bring out the best in us.
As a Spiritual Practitioner,
It is very important for Me to be mindful of
these energies & to let them go.
It's not always easy to do.

Instead of "swimming upstream",
so to speak - I realized rather than fight
these emotions, I needed to address them.
Perhaps a lesson of the Scorpio Moon,
but I was reminded of My selfishness.
Yes, selfishness.
Not only toward others, but to My SELF.

Scorpio is a very intense sign.
Emotions run deep.
Scorpio is fond of Justice, Fairness
but sometimes that sense of fairness can
transmute into "revenge".
That Scorpio intensity can become selfish or
self serving.
Okay, So where does any of this fit in with
"Releasing"?

Realizing My own frustration & anger,
I turned My energy over to Spirit.
What I got in return was interesting.
"Selfish"
It is easy to hold on to anger & resentment,
By doing so, We hold the "Power".
In actuality, our  resentments hold power
over us.  When We feel angry, We think
We are protecting Ourselves. We believe we
are justified in our resentment.  Whether we are
or aren't, the resulting "selfishness"
not only hurts others; it hurts US.

Instead of being angry at Myself
for being angry - I accepted the energy &
asked, "Great Mother, guide me. Show me how
to overcome these feelings when they creep up.
Help me to be the best person I can be."
I headed to bed.

This Morning, while working on some product,
I thought it would be fun to pull a card from a
New Aromatherapy deck I found - to perhaps
give me an idea for a blend.
I think Spirit had other ideas.
"German Chamomile"  
Letting go.
A gentle reminder.
There is more power in releasing
than holding on to anger.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Up Your Happiness with Meditation (made easy)

One of the most beneficial things We can do for ourselves
is meditate.  Meditation is something everyone can do.
You don't need any special abilities,
You don't need any special tools,
You don't need to be a member of some secret society.
Meditation belongs to Everyman (or Woman).

Meditation provides health benefits -
both mental & physical.  The act of Meditating relaxes us.
It lowers blood pressure, relieves anxiety, reduces stress.
In some cases it reduces pain. 
It calms us.  It brings a sense of peace.

Meditation is a simple practice.
We go into it will a simple mindset.
The only expectation should be to calm
& center One's self.
Sometimes people think Meditation
is this miracle that is going to align them
with the Universe overnight or
help them connect psychically & receive messages.
Anything is possible, but not necessarily feasible.
It also doesn't happen overnight.
Yogi's spend a lifetime perfecting their Meditation,
Or realizing there is no perfection.
For spiritual seekers,
it is the path to self realization,
Developing One's consciousness.



For the average person,
Meditation will help achieve
a sense of calm & peace
Which leads to good health and happiness.
So, How do I meditate???
 
1. Put the focus on breath.  Breath from nose to
abdomen. Deep Breaths. Be conscious of Your breath.
Notice the sensation, how it feels.  We as a whole are
shallow breathers.  We need to "relearn" how to breath
properly & Meditation helps.
NO, don't get all worked up & hyperventilate.
Take it slow & steady.

2. Use a Mantra.  Simply put a Mantra is the repetition
of a word or phrase.

3. Guided Imagery or Meditations.        

4. Prayer Beads, Mala Beads, Rosaries. 
    Although I often use My Mala beads, I have a simple
    gemstone bracelet on elastic that  love to use.

                                                                             
                                                     
 

                                                          
5.  Focus on Your body.  When I was Young,
      I  learned a relaxation technique.
      I was very Young so I'm not sure
      what prompted me to do this but
      I would lie in bed focus on My body
      beginning with My feet.
      I would focus on relaxing them
      without moving them. Not even wiggling My toes!
      I would move up My body focusing
      on relaxing & not moving.
     You can image how difficult that was.
      It still is, but it is a great technique to help You relax.

6. Meditate anywhere. At work, have a lunch break?
     Sit outside, find a tree or comfortable bench.


7.  Take the focus off time.
      It doesn't matter "how long",
     what matters is how you come away feeling.
     Don't stress about how you did,
     how much time you devoted.
     In fact, In the beginning -
     less is more!  Start out with 5 min.
     & slowly increase your routine.

The most important advice I can give,
 "Enter into a Meditation Practice without expectations".
Just be in the moment.  Relax.  Meditation shouldn't be something
to lose sleep over, it should be something that helps you sleep.
It should be something helps you find your center -
It should bring you peace, and peace brings happiness.

Blessings! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Giveaway! March Madness...

Giveaway!

Why - To celebrate Spring & My Birthday
What - Mini Sample pack  Includes :
1 3ml Aromatherapy Spray
An appropriate crystal/gemstone,
White Sage
When - Starting Now. Winners announced Monday 3/24
How - Like this post,
Comment with 1 word explaining what You
want to accomplish/manifest this Spring -
Happiness, Creativity, Love...
If You're so inclined, share with Your friends.

I will be giving away 10 Mini Sample packs - Twitter, My Blog
& Pinterest are included.

** Due to the "liquids" I can not ship overseas. You must be
a resident of the U.S.

Be sure to check back on Monday to see if your a Winner!
Blessings

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Energetically Cleaning - DIY Salt Scrub


Cleaning one's self "Energetically"  is one of the
most important things We can do for ourselves.
We shower or bath because well,
We don't want to smell bad - but
it's also for our health.

We all know it's good practice to wash our hands
frequently especially during cold season.
We wash away the germs that could make us sick.
It's a "preventive" practice.

Energetically Speaking, it's important to cleanse
& practice preventive measures.
When we are exposed to negative energy
whether our own or someone else's,
it can affect our emotional & physical well being.
Negativity lingers.
It can create depression, lethargy, even feelings of
malaise.  We become more vulnerable & that vulnerability
can lead to physical symptoms.

Adding energetic cleansing to one's "health" regime is
a good practice.
There are many different ways. White Sage or another
type of smudge, Reiki, baths, etc.
Salt is one of My personal favorite ways to "cleanse"
Optimum times for a Salt Scrub :
Before going to Bed
During the Waning Moon
Whenever You are feeling in a funk!   





DIY Salt Scrub

1/2  Cup Coarse grain Sea Salt
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 tsp lemon juice
Lemon Rind - optional
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil.

Place Sea Salt in a small bowl or clean (sterile) jar.               



Add 1 tsp of Lemon Juice to the Olive Oil.
Stir.  It won't mix completely but don't worry about that!
Add the Olive Oil to the Sea Salt & stir.
(I like to use chop sticks )
Now add the Lavender Essential Oil & stir again.
* You can add a dash of Lemon Rind

You can adjust this basic recipe, by adding other fresh herbs -
Rosemary is a good choice.
You can also adjust the amount oil oil in proportion
to the salt.
I find this to formula to work for me. You may prefer less oil
or more. The bottom line is getting the cleansing energy...
Plus, Your skin will feel really nice.
*Whatever You do - Don't use on an open wound, scratch or scrape
It will burn like heck!

Blessings!

 
  



Friday, February 14, 2014

Love IS Divine

I Don't Read Romance Novels,
Not a fan of movies like The Notebook.
Some people will think perhaps,
She's not Romantic.
Some might say I'm too practical.
They may be right but -
I believe in Love.


I believe in Love.
In it's most Divine form.
In it's Passion.
In it's gentleness.

I love with a fierceness,
A protectiveness,  
A Devotion.
I love with Loyalty,
With Sadness,
With Joy.

There are those who have come
and gone,
Who I have loved & will always.
Family, no longer with me -
Yet they linger
Waiting for just the right memory.
Friends,
Gone from My path.
Still I remember laughter, tears, hugs.
Lovers.
Some have come
and gone. Barely a memory.
Some who I can Never forget.
The One who never could Be,
The One who was,
The One who Is.


The Divine.
When all is said and done,
My deepest love shall remain,
The Goddess.
For in the End,
It is SHE who shall cradle me in Her arms,
and carry Me home.

I Believe in Love.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Goddess Trumps Tarot

Humility is acknowledging something far greater then ourselves.

I believe in The Goddess,
The Great Mother.
Make that - I acknowledge the Goddess.
There is no doubt in that statement.
I know the Divine Feminine exists.

Yesterday, Standing in My kitchen when
suddenly I hear "Seahawks".
Now I have NO interest in football.
I may get caught up in the excitement of a local
team making it, but in all reality - I just don't care.
So I asked My partner, "Who is in the Superbowl?"
Sure enough - Seahawks.
Naturally I told him.  I don't think He was impressed,lol.
I'm not sure why I thought this was at all important
but I posted it.

By now, You know the Seahawks won. Kind of a blowout.
I can across all sorts of post from people using Tarot.
People using Tarot to pick the winner. A few got it right.
Most didn't.
About now, You may be wondering
WHY I'm even mentioning this.
If You're a Tarot Reader you may be feeling annoyance.
Please don't.
I do have a point. It's not about ego either.

Spirit. The Divine.
We can pull all the cards We want.
We can toss Runes, Shells.
We can read Tea leaves.
The bottom line is, the Truth comes from
The Divine.
The Goddess. God. The Sacred.
Isis. Hecate. Buddha.
However you recognize the Divine.
It is that connection that provides the truth.

When I post a message and it comes
to fruition,  I get excited. Elated.
Not because of My own ego, as some
mistakenly believe.
It is a confirmation of The Divine.
The Sacred Feminine.
I will shout it.
I will continue to spread the word of
The Great Mother Goddess.

Tarot, or any other form of Divination
Is nothing without Spirit.
To quote Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland -
'You're nothing but a pack of cards!'
In Your heart, if You believe in The Sacred Feminine
You know this truth
:

Goddess Trumps Tarot.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014