New Moon ritual

How to work with the energy of the New Moon

New Moon ritual

January 9th (8:31PM EST) marks the first New Moon of 2016. If you’re not familiar with the lunar cycles, the new moon is all about new beginnings, manifestation and rebirth. It’s a time set intentions and send them out into the universe. For me this is a sacred time, I prepare all of my tools well in advance as I prepare for this monthly ritual. I set aside time to think about what I really want to bring into my life and how these manifestations will affect me. I craft my new moon ritual which helps me to focus my energy on my intentions.

When I prepare for a New Moon Ritual, I get into sacred space. I smudge myself and my tools. I clear my energy and the energy of my sacred space. I ground myself and I call in the Light of protection. I am focused, attentive and purposeful in my every movement. This is sacred work afterall.

Tools: black candle, labradorite, black moonstone, sapphire, Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) or Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil, matches, ,parchment paper or a journal.

  1. After I have prepared myself (ritual bath, smudge, grounding and protection), I bless my candle and light it. I close my eyes and set an intention for the candle.
  2. I anoint myself with an essential oil and my tools as well. While I am doing this I remain focused on my intention.
  3. Then I get into a meditation state. This is where the magic happens! I say a prayer or gratitude. I then visualize what I seek to manifest.
  4. I write down my new moon intentions. If we’ve ever worked together in any capacity then you know that I am a HUGE fan or journaling! I clearly write down what I desire while being as description as possible.
  5. Visualize – See yourself as having, achieving, being whatever it is that you desire. But more than that, feel what you are visualizing. If you had what you wanted right now, how would you feel? Would you be smiling? Laughing? Relaxing? Get into the energy of what you desire.

What are some of your new moon rituals?

Crystals to buy for your collection

5 Must Have Crystals for Your Collection

Crystals to buy for your collection

Crystals are a HUGE part of my life as an energy healer. I work with crystals in sessions with clients, in crystal grids, on my altar, in my medicine bags and in many ways on an almost daily basis.

If you’re a crystal lover like myself, then you’ve also collected quite a few crystals as well.

As a healer and mineral collector I DO have some favorites that I would consider my top crystals and ones that I feel that everyone should have.

1. Clear Quartz – This is the skeleton key of crystal healing. This crystal can be worked with for any purpose, on any chakra and for any occasion. Clear quartz is the master healer and an energy healing powerhouse that too often does not get the credit that it’s due. Every collection should have one or a few of these extraordinary gems (preferably Brandbergs).

2. Black Obsidian – For grounding and all around protection most healers would say smokey quartz or black tourmaline but I will go with black obsidian, thank you. I like to call this stone “The Purge” because it’s a master at clearing away all that does not serve you. Black obsidian keeps you grounded and protects you quickly. Just be mindful to work with it in small doses..remember I call it “The Purge” for a good reason!

3. Citrine – specifically Congo Citrine, not the heat-treated variety of Amethyst that is commonly sold in many metaphysical stores. Great quality citrine is hard to come by but SO worth it. There is nothing like it in the world, it’s the happy stone, the merchant stone and a powerful solar plexus chakra balancer. Invest in this gem, especially if you’re an empath or business owner!

4.  Larimar – is known as the “The Blue stone of Atlantis” or “Dolphin Stone” and is only found in the Dominican Republic. This stone is a great throat chakra balancer and healer. This is one crystal that I would never remove from my collection of hundreds of stones. It carries a calming and tranquil energy that I have not found in any other stone.

5. Selenite – This crystal brings in the white light like no other! I work with selenite in every crystal healing session to repair auric tears, attract angels and clear stones. There are so many uses for this amazing crystal that I always keep several selenite wands in my healing room for gridding, clearing and healing.

What are some of the crystals that you cannot live without?

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Black obsidian crystal

Crystal Healing: Black Obsidian

Black obsidian crystal

Black obsidian is volcanic glass and it carries the energy and power of a volcano. It’s stone to clear negative energy from the aura.

This crystal helps to assist in the release of disharmony in day-to-day life as well as the resentment of others and the energy of fear and anger. This is a stone that I recommend that one work works with in VERY small doses. Black obsidian is known to me as “The Purge”, it brings up everything that no longer serves us but it also brings up everything within us that is unresolved. This stone is highly protective, it clears away stagnant energy and grounds our own energy very quickly.

Black Obsidian rock forms from molten lava cools very quickly and had no time to form into glass. Think of all of the energy that comes into play when this crystal is formed, it’s fiery, intense and quick which are all words that can describe black obsidian. It works to bring issues to the surface very quickly, whether we are ready for them or not.

This fantastic crystal is know to aid in spiritual communication, stimulate the gift of prophecy, release any negativity and remove negativity caused by anger, fear, resentment and even stress, it aids in removing negative attachments.

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Be here now

The Art of Being Present

Be here now

Being present in everyday life is not a luxury that most of us have. We are creatures of multi-tasking, trying to get it all done by the end of the day. We walk with our smartphones in our hands, suffering from the fear of missing out. And it’s during these times that being present in our own lives is most important.

To truly be present in any moment we have to focus our attention at the task at hand. Not daydreaming of our upcoming vacation, not thinking about something that we forgot to do earlier and not wishing we were doing something else. Paying attention is an art that we seem to be losing each day.

Be Here Now ~Ram Dass

When we focus our attention, whether its reading a book, doing the dishes or painting we are meditating. Yes, that’s right, meditation. We are in the moment, not longing for the past and not yearning for the future. We are in a state of awareness that there is only this moment now. Articles have been written on Why Multitasking Does Not Work and you will probably agree that its difficult to process various streams of information effectively.

The art of being present asks us to slow down, experience joy, bless ourselves and bless others through our attention and intention. Here are a few ways that you can be present in your own life:

  1. Write a “To-Do” list and focus on getting the most important three things done on it right away. Prioritize and make an action plan. Then focus on each task individually. That means no Facebook, cell phone, radio, TV, magazine etc. Just focus on accomplishing your task to the best of your ability.
  2. Have a “hard stop” to the end of your day and stick to it. If you work day ends at 6:00pm then you should not be checking emails at 6:30pm. Unless it’s an emergency, put the work away.
  3. Take a moment to notice your surroundings. What do you see? Smell? Feel? How does your present location make you feel? Analyze that and make any appropriate changes that make you feel more comfortable and connected.
  4. Be grateful for this moment. Take a second to think about this moment and find something to appreciate in it. Appreciate the beautiful surroundings, the warmth of a cozy office, your hot cup of coffee, the funny email you just received etc. There is always something to be grateful so tap into that energy of appreciation.
  5. Smile. The physical act of smiling makes us feel better. Bring more joy into your daily life by feeling the energy of joy.

What steps have you taken to focus on the art of being present?

 

Moving Beyond Fear

How to Move Past Your Fears

Moving Beyond Fear

Crystals are a HUGE part of my life as an energy healer. I work with crystals in sessions with clients, in crystal grids, on my altar, in my medicine bags and in many ways on an almost daily basis.

If you’re a crystal lover like myself, then you’ve also collected quite a few crystals as well.

As a healer and mineral collector I DO have some favorites that I would consider my top crystals and ones that I feel that everyone should have.

1. Clear Quartz – This is the skeleton key of crystal healing. This crystal can be worked with for any purpose, on any chakra and for any occasion. Clear quartz is the master healer and an energy healing powerhouse that too often does not get the credit that it’s due. Every collection should have one or a few of these extraordinary gems (preferably Brandbergs).

2. Black Obsidian – For grounding and all around protection most healers would say smokey quartz or black tourmaline but I will go with black obsidian, thank you. I like to call this stone “The Purge” because it’s a master at clearing away all that does not serve you. Black obsidian keeps you grounded and protects you quickly. Just be mindful to work with it in small doses..remember I call it “The Purge” for a good reason!

3. Citrine – specifically Congo Citrine, not the heat-treated variety of Amethyst that is commonly sold in many metaphysical stores. Great quality citrine is hard to come by but SO worth it. There is nothing like it in the world, it’s the happy stone, the merchant stone and a powerful solar plexus chakra balancer. Invest in this gem, especially if you’re an empath or business owner!

4.  Larimar – is known as the “The Blue stone of Atlantis” or “Dolphin Stone” and is only found in the Dominican Republic. This stone is a great throat chakra balancer and healer. This is one crystal that I would never remove from my collection of hundreds of stones. It carries a calming and tranquil energy that I have not found in any other stone.

5. Selenite – This crystal brings in the white light like no other! I work with selenite in every crystal healing session to repair auric tears, attract angels and clear stones. There are so many uses for this amazing crystal that I always keep several selenite wands in my healing room for gridding, clearing and healing.

What are some of the crystals that you cannot live without?