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Do You Believe In Magic?

I think the power within us goes far overlooked in modern days. We can light up a lightbulb, shock someone with just our fingers and yet we deny we have a massive energy within us! Energy able to heal ourselves. I’ve always thought about that when I see people come back to life on TV with nothing but a powerful electric shock to the chest.

It is like our supernatural power we have lost touch with, lost the control and meaning behind it all.

If you look up some definitions of energy, you’ll see that no matter the distance between energies, it remains connected. Therefore, we are one with all energy.

Do we even understand what that means?!

I am one with the person sitting next to me and the person in India, the dog on the street and the tree at the park. One with this entire universe, this big ball of energy that spreads further than the eye can see. I am a spiritual person, but this isn’t just some spiritual rubbish, this is science!

People that are in tune with this energy can heal people with a few simple touches and tell someone’s past, present and future. Don’t just think it’s only these individuals that are considered lucky to have such talents, they are just connected with it!

When I say this, I don’t mean they are connected with this mysterious secret, I more mean that they are connected with themselves, with their spirit; what lies beyond the day to day tasks and thoughts.

We’ve seem to have grown too used to experiencing magic around us and forgetting that we are magic ourselves. We’ve forgotten that child birth is a miracle, a seed that grows into a giant tree is miraculous. We live in a gorgeous world of bounty with glowing, endless colors around us, a moon that controls our tides and behaviors, spinning around a giant ball of fire and we don’t believe in magic?

Today, we are told to be “realistic”, asking us to lose touch with what is truly real, closing the third eye of wisdom and intuition and replacing it with “realism”.

But you are magic! You are the butterfly, the flower, the moon and the stars. You are the universe! This is why yogi’s, who know their spirits so well, have no attachments with their physical bodies and do not fear death, because they know their spirit wanders on. Now tell me that’s not magic.

Let’s use the law of attraction as another example, a method I have brought into my life for that past year, which is like truly using your incredible mind for all it was meant to be used for. I can best describe it similar to karma, when the universe gives us back what we’ve already given. But this law of attraction goes even deeper; everything you think, whether it be conscious or subconsciously, comes back to us. If we choose to react to a situation with negativity, we will be given negativity. If we choose to react to it positively and choose to be grateful for all the things you have in your life instead of dwelling on what you don’t have, positivity and more good things will come your way.

Everything you do, everything you think, ripples upon the universe and you create what you wish to create! Is that not magic!? The people that have used this method in their lives, have literally created the life of their dreams.

I’ve heard of many stories of people who have serious illnesses, simply telling themselves that they have no disease, they are perfectly healthy and continue to live their lives as so. Many of these people will be healed, because they healed themselves. This may not happen to all, but it has happened enough to realize that it is effective. Simply meditating can heal depression, anxiety and stress.

When I first started using the law of attraction to heal my mind, body and spirit of negative energies, I started with meditation. I’ve meditated before, but I never knew the outcome I was really looking for, which made it useless to me.

Something I started doing every single morning for anywhere from five to forty-five minutes was sitting down in a quiet space for a moment, closing my eyes and being content in my current state. Doing and thinking of absolutely nothing but my breath and being bliss while just being present. Noticing that my breath and my heartbeat was a miracle in itself.

After I meditate for a good amount of time I would name all the things I was grateful for that day, no matter how simple. I’m grateful for this coffee I have this morning, the water, the food, that I have a home and people that love me.

I’ve noticed that physically saying the smallest things I’m grateful for, made me realize that I had no reasoning at all to be dissatisfied. I realized that it was selfish really, and I was so fortunate to have things that I thought were day-to-day necessities that some people do not have.

The next thing I would do is imagine myself connected to Mother Earth, from my root chakra (at the base of the spine) to the core of the Earth and my crown chakra (the top of the head) to the universe and imagine my body to radiate the Earth’s energy and light, in and all around me.

Visualizing things like this is a very powerful tool and has really helped my spiritual energy. Once I feel full of energy, I like to meditate with it for a while, soak in the powerful aura and send it out to whomever I want to send my light out to today.

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One of the most important things of the end of my meditation will include affirmations that I feel need be for the day. Telling myself that I am confident, strong, present and grateful. I would name things until I couldn’t think of anything else, anything I felt I needed in my life.

Practicing these steps really started my journey as a spiritual woman and got me out of a depressed time of being dissatisfied with my life. My progress has made me realize that energy and bliss is within me and it has been a beautiful journey.

The key is believing, it’s time we start believing in our amazing selves!

Previously published @ https://www.energyhealingmagazine.com/

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New Moon Bay Leaf Ritual

New Moon Bay Leaf Ritual

New Moon, New Intentions

The New Moon is the ideal time to let go of unwanted energy and bad habits in your life and begin again with new intentions, with the energy of the moon in your favor.

There are many rituals you can partake in to help with these intentions, as I will be leaving soon on my travels, there may be some troubling times when it is important to stay positive and trust my intuition. This new moon falls just days before leaving and so I find a ritual of helping my wishes come true to be perfect for the occasion.

Bay leaves are spiritually known to help grant wishes when you burn them, doing so on a new moon can amplify the energy of that wish. As it is also a time to let go intentions that do not serve you and begin again.

If you would like to participate in this ritual, as the new moon phase lasts approximately three days, these are the steps that me and my fellow travelers have participated in on this night.


What you will need :

Bay Leaves

Dried Bay Leaves and Flowers

Something to write with on the leaves

A candle (the color of the candle is optional, but can also depend on the wish, for each color has a different meaning with it comes to rituals. For ours, we chose a green candle, representing luck, nature, success and growth.)

Incense (optional, for this ritual we chose Frankincense for purification, protection and luck.)

Crystals of your choice (also optional, for this ritual we chose citrine for success and good fortune and also clear quartz to deflect negative energy and amplify our intentions.)

Sage or palo santo to cleanse your space.

Crystal + Cleansing Kit

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For this ritual, I recommend being in nature under the new moon to be better connected to Mother Earth’s energy. Surround yourself with your incense and crystals and light your candle. After this you can cleanse your aura of negative energy by burning your sage or palo santo.

If you find yourself distracted with city noises, you can put on some nature sounds, this one here is my current favorite.

Sit down and meditate for a little while, cleansing the mind of negative energies and setting your intentions for this ritual and your future endeavors. Visualize yourself as if these goals are already accomplished in your life and feel the feelings that come along with that.

When you feel fulfilled with your meditation, you can then write your wish on your bay leaf, stay thoughtful about your wish as you set it on fire with your candle and watch it burn. It is important that you feel the energy around you and feel positive about this ritual granting your wish.

You can choose to meditate afterwards, to find peace of mind and good vibes for your future and make sure to trust the Universe with your wish.

I hope you enjoyed this ritual and I have actually created a free Manifesting with the Moon 101 Guide so you can take the energy of the new moon beyond just this phase for aligning your manifestations with the lunar phases. You can get this free workbook here.


This ritual sparks the beginning of my Moon Manifestation Course! a self guided, two week course, following from new moon to full moon and manifesting your desires with the lunar phases. Understanding manifestation and the moon’s impact on our energy.

Join the next round of my moon manifestation course!

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A Letter To My Fellow Travelers

Dear Fellow Travelers,

The house is nearly empty, we’re selling things one by one, packing a box a day. The pile of things we are ridding from our lives is nearly gone and with each thing that sells, I feel fuller.

I remember thinking that I couldn’t wait, that leaving was too far away and that it would take forever. But once I stopped thinking about it so much, I stopped and realized that this month is our last month of rent. Our month notice needed to be in, we needed to sell more, put in our two weeks very soon, we needed to get R. V insurance, invest in carpet cleaning, buy a tow bar and start putting our things into no more than five boxes each.

It seems as if we’ve been planning this trip for a year with nothing but pure wanderlust and impatience at this point. We have planned every last detail, studied every map and yet I know that when we are settled in, when we start counting the miles south, we’re going to think, “what the hell are we doing?”

A question full of nervous excitement, a question that will make our heads explode and leave us screaming with either scare or excitement or both, I haven’t decided yet.

Remember to let this nervousness fuel us. Remember to let it fill us with ambition and remember to never let it lead to second guessing.

For what would we ever go back for? But think of all the reasons to go forward.

Remember to challenge ourselves, remember to constantly impress ourselves with our creativity and courage. May we remember that there is always a solution and remember to keep bringing positive energy our way.

May we always remember the last trail and the next waterfall when we feel trapped. Remember to take advantage of time. Time to write, to be creative, to find ourselves, fill our passions, to meditate and never stop learning.

And if we ever find ourselves scared, remember why we did this…

To be different, to challenge ourselves, to adventure every single day, to find creative solutions, to remember to be content with what we have, to grow, to live fully, to learn about ourselves and learn the things we never had time for, to sleep under the stars, to connect with mother earth, to escape the boundaries, to escape the gossip, the schedules, the “idealistic” life.

Remember we did this to prove that we could, to finally start the endless exploration of our lives and remember that it has just begun.

Because this is what makes us happiest, if only we let go of all negative energy that cannot live in our lives no longer.

 

 

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Cleansing Your Aura

The atmosphere around us is very important when it comes to overall happiness and peace of mind. There are many causes to negative energy that can fill your home or any of your surroundings. It could be energy released from an argument, negative attitudes and thoughts that linger or even the history of the area. But there are also many solutions to draw out that negative energy and even promote positive energy in its place.

Here are some of my favorites and most effective.

Amethyst Crystal

Burning Sage: This herb is more commonly known for its spiritual properties than just the use as a spice. Sage is a natural cleanser for your atmosphere, an herb that is believed to banish negative energy when burned and promote positive energy.

It is commonly used to banish negative spirits from homes, but this is not the only time this herb can be used. Use it if your atmosphere feels a bit heavy, to cleanse your area during meditation or any reason you find more positive energy need be.

Quartz Crystals: Clear Quartz is known as the “Master Healer” of all crystals, found in almost all other forms of crystals as well. Quartz is a powerful healing and cleansing crystal, also known to banish negative energies and promote positive. Quartz has a very high vibration, good for amplifying your intentions and strength as well.

Rose Quartz is most commonly used for negative energies specific to relationships. As all other forms of quartz have an attribute to removing negative energies.

Scents: Scents such as rosemary and lavender are also good for cleansing your aura. These herbs naturally give out scent, but burning them dried or as an incent can make this scent more potent.

Black Tourmaline: Another powerful stone believed to deflect negative energy. This stone is also used for overall positive vibes towards all situations that come near when this stone is in your aura.

I carry this stone on a necklace, I will be completely honest, it has helped! I would wear it for its uses but also because I thought it went well with what I was wearing. I never thought about how it could impact my energy, so I know it was not a placebo effect. I mostly noticed it when I stopped wearing it for a week or so, I didn’t know why I wasn’t in as much of a positive mood as normal, then I put the pieces together and it was having this stone near my heart.

Petrified Wood: Another beauty from Mother Earth, a fossilized tree that symbolizes strong roots into your life, also known to deflect negative energy.

Crystal + Sage Cleansing Kit

 The costs of these products are not even comparable to how they impact the happiness of your everyday life. These are my most highly recommended, not only to use only in times to release negative energy, but keep them around to keep that negativity out at all time!

 

 

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Herbs That Promote Physical and Spiritual Healing

Holistic healing is something I’ve been highly interested in all my life. I’ve always believed in the power of nature to heal the body, whether it be food, natural elements you surround yourself with, the teas you drink and the aroma you smell.

There are many cultures and religions that use a number of herbs for holistic healing as well as to affect their aura, they are good to add to your teas, to your incents or simply grow in your home or garden.

Here are a few natural healing and aura cleansing herbs that I found most appealing:

 

Lavender: Lavender is a beautiful herb to both smell and drink, lavender has been most appreciated for its calming properties.

Clove: Not only is it nice to grow cloves for your spices, but this herb is also known to repel negative energy, according to Witchcraft, as well as basil leaves.

Cedar: I personally love the smell of cedar, having it around can promote good fortune.

Betony: This herb is known as the protective herb, if you are feeling scared for any reason or simply feel the need for some extra protection, betony is a good herb to have around.

Mugwort: This unique herb is looked to, to promote good luck as well as enhance psychic abilities. A nice herb to have in your incents, as well as to add to your tea before bed to promote lucid dreaming.

Sage: This herb is one of my favorites, having it around is known to cleanse the aura around you and banish the negative energy, which is why it is often used to rid spirits of homes as well as in certain rituals under the full moon to begin a new. Sage also is a natural healer for inflammations in the mouth and soothing for the throat when added to teas.

Chamomile: Another beautiful herb, looking like little daisies, this herb is known spiritually to promote prosperity it is also used in teas often for its properties of aiding in sleep as well as indigestion and anxiety.

Bay Leaves: This herb has become very fascinating to me as well, known for heightening physic abilities as well as granting wishes. Some Witchcraft spells to help wishes come true include writing the wish on a bay leaf and then burning it.

Oregano: Another commonly used herb in foods, adding a bit extra oregano in your life can help boost the immune system, as it is a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial, used in teas to help sore throats often. Spiritually this herb is known to promote overall joy and energy while having this herb around you.

Rosemary: Another beautiful herb used in teas and as a spice often that can calm the mind as well as help circulation of the brain. Spiritually this herb is used as protection of the home as well as to promote physic abilities and purification. This is another herb that can be burned around the house, like sage, in able to promote this aura. Thyme is another herb used similarly.

 

The list goes on and on, these are just some of my current favorites and I will update you as others come along. 🙂

 

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The Art Of Contentment

I think that the time someone sets aside for their peace of mind says a lot about a person.

Too often do I hear people complain day to day about how stressful their lives are, for all sorts of different reasons. And yet, I don’t see anyone making a change in able to lessen that stress.

Maybe they think it’ll solve itself, maybe they think they’re hopeless. Or maybe it’s because stress has quit literally become a habit of mankind.

You see, when you continually complain and talk about your stressful life, you just feed off that negative energy, you expect that it’s already there and will be for a long time, so of course it will be.

I challenge you to take a simple ten minutes out of your day, whether before bed or in the morning, to practice meditation. Too often do people cast aside activities they may not understand, it seems people are scared by silence and peace of mind, as if they’re scared to end their habits, they don’t know how to not somehow complain, it’s like cracking your knuckles every day. We’re constantly thinking of our problems, our past or futures; we’re thinking about what we plan on doing next, after reading this post and what you have planned next week, probably the next time you work. I am still working towards fixing this mindset.

I challenge you to sit down, lay down, whatever makes you feel comfortable and practice the art of contentment. Meditation is an art of contentment with yourself and drawing energy from mother earth into the very energy within you. Though you don’t need to believe the beliefs of Buddhism to benefit from their practices.

As you settle your mind down and you sit there, alone, undisturbed and completely quiet, there you are. Every struggle and stress in your life settles, nothing else exists or matters besides this silence and this you’re well-being.

Keep in mind that you must be open to change in able to allow it into your spirit, this is not a mindset that you can fake.

I used to think all day about what I had to do at 4 p.m., think about dinner plans before dinner, think about what happened yesterday, about whether I should do the dishes now or wait until after lunch, if I should write right now or later tonight with a cup of tea.

Meditation has allowed my life to stand still for a while. For time to go by slowly without the stressful rush of the mind; time to soak in every second fully and truly appreciate the little moments life is made of.

I urge you to light a candle or two and challenge your mind to stand still for a while; practice being content in that moment for a while, accept that everything is as it is and begin to focus on the overlooked wonders such as your very own breathing and heart beating, and become more intact with your higher self.

When you achieve full meditation, it will appear obvious to you. You will feel at peace, without a thought in your mind, you are utterly in that moment and no place else, restricted by no boundaries of the physical self, but are letting your spirit free.

Currently, in America the attention paid to our spirit is lacking, the initial belief in the spirit is also lacking. People have trouble believing something that they don’t already understand and so refuse it completely, many people dislike change.

With practicing meditation, I have realized that I don’t need to stress out about the bills I can’t pay, the negativity around me or any problems at all, because outside of material things, my body is fine, in this present moment I hear my breath and I am fine, I am alive; everything else is as it is and the universe will figure all the tiny details out.

I will attach some guided meditations at the bottom of this page that are perfect for beginners that I used in my early stages of meditation as well.

With love <3

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My Choice To Be Grateful

A long time ago, I had saw a documentary called, The Secret. This documentary spoke about the law of attraction and the power of the mind. The main thing to take away from this, is that you attract what karma brings to you with your thoughts and emotions.

When I had seen this, I may have changed my point of view for a day or two and then kind of forgot about it and moved on. But recently, I stumbled upon this again and decided to watch and see if I understood it differently now.

Maybe it’s my state-of-mind that has changed, but I soaked every bit of the information this teaching had to tell me and was still curious to know more afterward.

The next day, I found myself at Barnes and Noble searching through the self-transformation section. I kid you not, about half of this section was filled with books about positive thinking and its true power. I read a few, but the general idea is all the same.

I began learning more, I began meditating more and I started applying what I had learned to my everyday life; and more and more, I begin to see the world around me differently.

You see, we think too negatively upon anything at all possible we can think negatively upon. Whether it’s about ourselves, others or any situation thrown our way.

We seem to spend more time and more energy noticing and complaining about all the bad things that we forget about anything positive.

I don’t mean to sound too cliché, but it really is true… we have so many things to be happy grateful for. Whether it’s the cup of coffee in your hands, that you have clothes in your closet, food in your fridge, love in your life, the list is truly endless.

To someone that has none of these things, just a simple cup of coffee to them fills their heart and makes their day.

We don’t seem to think about these things often, we’d rather think about the fact that we woke up late, stubbed your toe or that your favorite shirt wasn’t washed.

I whole-heartedly believe that the universe has its way of eventually giving you what you wish, that may seem too easy, but really what many of us our portraying is negative energy, and that is exactly what you will receive if that’s the case, because that’s all you see.

Because someone is a very happy person, it doesn’t mean they don’t share the same struggles that you do, or even more. It’s simply because they choose to be. They woke up late and they are happy for the leftover pancakes in their fridge.

Every one of us have the powerful decision as to if we’re going to have a good day or not, we have the decision as to how we are going to respond to the things that get thrown upon us during the day.

Recently, I have found myself unhappy with the routine of my life and the need for something new. I blamed it on my lack of money, I blamed it on my job; I did everything besides take responsibility for it myself. By trying to radiate and attract positive energy, I figured that I had nothing to lose.

The first day was a struggle, I was doing everything that I thought I was supposed to do, I was writing down the things I was grateful for, saying them in my head and trying to keep a smile on my face all day at work.

But really, I was doing it all wrong, that day I felt as if so many things didn’t go my way, my computer wasn’t working, I got a sore on my foot, hit my head, dealt with rude customers at work, forgot my phone. I thought the universe was challenging my faith… but the universe is not out to get me. I didn’t realize that really my thoughts were negative, they were focused on what had already gone wrong.

That night, I meditated (I will link the meditation below) I reevaluated why I was choosing to do this and motivated myself to get up and do it all over again.

The next day, the everyday things that were routine at my work place seemed to change. I wanted to really speak to every person I dealt with, I wanted to make sure they were having a good day and ask them how their holidays are going. Of course, I had the intention of doing so, but I found real joy by talking to these people, because my mind-set had shifted on something other than my misery.

There was a lady I was speaking with, starting conversation about how my eyes were dry because I hadn’t bought new solution in a week or so. Ten minutes later, this woman comes up to the registers and hands me a brand-new bottle of contact solution.

I don’t think that she really understood the impact that had on me. Customers giving me anything had never happened in the 2 1\2 years I’ve worked there, I do not believe it is a coincidence, I believe I attracted that positive energy.

The rest of that week was a better week than I have had in months, all because of my mind-set and how I am choosing to think and react to life. I am still in the process of this, but I want this to be implemented throughout the rest of my life.

Every morning, I am weirdly excited for the challenges I will face and how I can respond to them. With every challenge, I grow a little bit more.

I have many challenges in my life right now, I do have things that inevitably are not going my way, but I choose to think of the things that are. I believe that if I am grateful for what I already have, that the things I need will come my way.

Before this, I used to have a blog of which I called, My Journey to Happiness, this blog never made sense to me, I never knew what I was going to write about next, never new exactly where it was going or what my motivation was. The truth is, I was lost, I was looking for happiness at an unhappy time in my life and I was frustrated with not finding it. Now that I have thought only about the things that I am happy about, it’s fascinating to know that it was in my own power all along.