Guest Post by Katie Shell, Master Aromatherapist
Here's a few things you should know about essential oils that aren't often discussed, but are important to know.
Water intensifies the experience, which can be desirable for some circumstances, but take caution if the oil feels warm on the skin. If you experience heat or irritation from an oil, please put olive or coconut oil on it to relieve any discomfort. DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER.
If you have not been given specific information on the application of an essential oil, use it on the bottoms of the feet. Pour a few drops directly on the bottoms of the feet and rub them together, your hands need not touch the oils at all.
The biggest consumer of essential oils is the food industry. If you’ve had orange juice, or a flavored sparkling water, you’ve ingested highly diluted essential oils. That said, straight essential oils are more potent through the skin, and you don’t have to worry about potential side effects. So...
You've heard the buzz, self-care should be a regular part of your routine. Here's the deal, it's true. When we take the time to care for our own needs and to do things that make us feel good, it creates a domino effect in our own life, as well as those around us.
So let's talk about some really simple ways you can treat yourself to some body lovin' moments.
Love on Your Feet
How often do you think about your feet? I'd bet for most of you, its when you stub your toe! I got to thinking about this the other day when I saw a woman who's little tootsies where so dry and didn't look so good. Her toe nails were painted, but in general, you could tell she was neglecting her self-care. Often, here in Arizona we're keen on wearing sandals most of the time, which does contribute to our feet feeling so dry. So how can you give your feet some love? The easiest and quickest way is to remember to cover your feet and toes with...
We, as humans, have two different types of energy fields, one is the aura and the other is chakras.
The aura is referred to as a luminous field of energy that surrounds the surface of an object or a person. Every person and thing has an aura. It is the electromagnetic energy field that surrounds, encompasses and permeates the body as well as all living things. Some people have the ability to see auras just by looking at someone or something.
We all have chakras, which are spinning wheels of energy. Each chakra is an aspect on your personality. By looking at your chakra in real time you are able to see areas that may need your attention.
I spoke to a person who said that when they were a child they saw color around people all the time. He just thought it was a natural thing. As he grew older, he stopped seeing the colors. I asked why that was, and he said he didn't really know why, he hadn't given it much thought. Can he see auras today? He says no, but I...
GUEST POST by Monita Baker, Reclaim Your Life with Feng Shui
Our world is overflowing with color.
In a single day, we see thousands of different shades that our mind’s eye sees as cornflower blue, magenta, or olive drab, to name a few. Colors balance our chi, triggers emotions and memories, connect us to nature, and can inspire us.
One of the easiest ways to adjust the energy in your space is with color. Use on the walls, in your furniture, art, and as accents that balance and harmonize.
Make sure you’re using colors correctly with this handy feng shui color guide:
Yellow- Sunny, Nourishing, Happy (Earth Element) it represents – intelligence, stability in life and love, the stomach and ability to make decisions. When making decisions, wear yellow to help your thinking.
The color of sunlight, cheerful and uplifting yellow always brightens any home or office. Yellow color also creates cozy, welcoming energy in your kitchen, living room or children's rooms. From hot...
An amethyst is often times the first stone we are attracted to and rightly so, as it is a crystal of connection.
Amethyst key words are:
Amethyst strengthens your spiritual connection and can support the release of old patterns.
Amethyst also acts as a purification tool for your energy field as it emits light waves that can help remove negative particles from your energy field.
Violet is the color association with crown energy which is your connection to Spirit/Higher Power.
Amethyst is also the birthstone for Pisces and the month of February.
We can call upon our Archangels at any given time to help us and protect us. Did you know that the Archangels are here for us anytime we need them? The thing is, you have to ask for them to help you because they won't intervene unless we call them to us.
Sunny Dawn Johnston, local Arizona practitioner, wrote Invoking the Archangels, A Nine-Step Process to Heal Your Body, Mind, and Soul to inspire and guide you to work with seven Archangels. The seven Archangels are:
Sunny walks you through a four-step process that will help you connect with your Archangels and has an exercise to help you to work with them daily.
In the book, Sunny introduces you to the Archangels one by one, and tells you what it is they help with, what their color vibration is, what gemstone is...
Guest Post Michelle McDonald Vlastnik.
Mother Earth, she supports us as we move through our journey in this lifetime. She offers us food when we are hungry. She opens up nature to fill our cup with joy when we are low. She does all of this out of love. We are her stewards, each who steps foot upon her surface. Yet, so many who walk here do not remember that part of their Sacred Contract...if they have any remembrance of it at all.
Her waters have been tainted with toxins. Her fertile soil ravaged for the treasures hidden beneath. Our landfills are a festering cavity for her, with no relief to be spoken of. Still... she sustains us. Her love is unconditional, for all of her children.
There are a few of her children who hear her whispers through their Soul remembrance. They are the recyclers, up-cyclers, animal and bird lovers, water protectors, compost builders, home gardeners, organic farmers, environmentalist, Indigenous people, energy healers, grid-workers, Frequency holders,...
The color orange is a joyful color and it helps us to release emotions. It also liberates us and helps us to release fears. Physically, it can help with relieving painful periods and can help with digestive issues.
The next time you need to release or if you're feeling fearful over something, take a look at orange and see how you feel.
Using color to heal is a real thing. You can find books that will provide you with more information and ideas on how you can use color in your life for positive results.
Guest Post by Katie Shell, Master Aromatherapist
No matter what belief system you follow, we all seem to be able to agree that these bodies exist only here and now. We choose our bodies for a reason, and all we need to walk on this Earth residing within them. However, through years of programming, we are told over and over that our bodies are wrong, that we need to listen to other people to know how they work, and what they are supposed to be. I invite you to take the steps to listen to the truth within in your own body.
There is no wrong way to have a body
There is no size, shape, or age that guarantees or prevents health and happiness. Only 5% of those that attempt weight-loss can keep it off for an extended period of time. However, the stress of dieting, and “yo-yo” dieting does cause the body harm.
Practice mindful and intuitive eating
Remove the judgement on what we choose to eat, so our bodies are able to tell us what they...
Guest Post by Sarah McLean
Meditation can transform your life. I know, because it has transformed mine. With a regular practice, you’ll feel more vitality, you’ll be happier, and you’ll have more focus.
Hi, my name is Sarah McLean, and my book Soul-Centered:Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House) quickly became a best seller.
I love teaching meditation. I remember some of my very first meditation experiences, some over 25 years ago. You will probably always remember your first ones too. After being guided through my very first mindfulness body scan I remember thinking, I had NEVER been truly relaxed before. During one of the first mindful breath awareness sessions, I was totally mesmerized by the subtle sensations of each breath, and how peaceful simply sitting and breathing could be. During a silent sound meditation—when I used a mantra for the first time—I felt as if I disappeared, all my worries and concerns took a backseat as...