Happy Full Moon and a Lunar Eclipse!
Eclipses shut doors unexpectedly allowing new doors to appear. The doors that shut were inevitably going to close anyway, and the eclipse does it for you. Today’s the last day of the eclipse doorway with another couple of weeks for post shadow period. Post shadow is when any loose ends are tied up that didn’t get taken care of during the eclipse.
Retrogrades take us back over old ground allowing us to review where we’ve been and make any necessary tweaks. Instead of fighting the retrogrades and being upset that they're happening, I invite you to embrace them by giving appreciation for what they bring up in your life for you to deal with it before you heal it and move forward. It's about perspective.
“Mercury Retrograde does have a divine purpose beneath all the annoyances, and it’s to present us with a riddle or puzzle. During Mercury Retrograde, we strengthen our neural connections and form new pathways by going a way we wouldn’t have normally gone. Mercury is the god of transit, which means it’s about being in between. We’re not completely in the clear to start The New Thing because there are still loose ends we need to tie up, and sometimes that means going back or reflecting in order to complete the stage of the process we’re already in. We can’t have the answers just handed to us — unfortunately! We have to figure it out ourselves, and sometimes we do this by being reminded of something from our past, or by having to redo something we thought was finished.” -The Daily Hunch
To maximize these energies here's a free ritual:
Take a few minutes during tonight's Full Moon & Eclipse and in your journal, answer the following questions:
• What’s been coming up for you over the last 3 weeks? What or whom have you been thinking about?
• What life area keeps coming up for you to revisit (list them)?
I invite you to sit in meditation or quiet for 5-10 minutes to connect with your inner-Divine-self and see what comes up for you around these situations that are coming back for you to review.
After your meditation or quiet time, take a few minutes to journal what came up for you.
You get the choice to heal this situation and allow it to stay in the past by fully letting go. When you let go energetically, you then experience the letting go in your physical reality.
For the last step in tonight's ritual, write down everything you'd like to experience over the next 6 months and FEEL as if it's happening. Your mind doesn't know the difference which is why FEELING and BEING is the key to manifesting because those are energy vibrations the Universe picks up on and returns to you. You can either hold onto your list or burn it which gives it to the Universe.
Sending you all Much Love!
As always, the action happens in our Magical Musings Facebook group. Share your experience or ask any questions.
Have We Forgotten the “Independence” in Independence Day?
It’s Independence Day! So what does "independence" mean?
I bring up the meaning of independence because so many of us have created our own prisons in a way. We’ve created our own boxes and then complain that we can’t do what we want, we don’t have enough time or money and the list goes on. The truth is yes, there’s a “big brother” and I’m not sure if that’s ever going to change. We also live in a country where we have freedoms that many in the world do not experience. Which is one of the many reasons those people migrate to the USA. So let’s discuss the boxes we’re creating for ourselves. I believe it’s due to comparing ourselves thanks to social media. We’re purchasing material items to feel better about ourselves as we compare what we have with others. Not realizing that everyone’s on their own journey! We’re busy judging and complaining about how broke we are after we just shopped for shit we don’t need, ate at the most expensive restaurant because it’s new and trendy, and are spending time with people who we really don’t like to begin with. We’ve given up our ability to choose therefore our independence. We’ve given up our voice, our time, our money to be someone who we are not just to fit into society’s mold of who we should be. When you’re tired of expending your time, energy, and money on people, material things, situations that are not of your highest good, is when you find freedom. Freedom in choice. Freedom of time and money. Freedom of being who you are and sharing that with those who support and Love you. This is gonna take you breaking a mold others have you in and it’s possible! You are possibility.
If you’d like to start this journey today, let’s talk.
Time of Letting Go and Transformation
On June 17th we experienced a Full Moon. June 21st is Summer Solstice with Eclipse Season in July (we’re currently in the pre-shadow for the eclipses). All of these occurrences support us in letting go.
In July, after we experience the eclipse pair (also known as eclipse season) this wraps up our galactic year. So the last eclipse moon in July is the first moon of the next galactic year (the year of Divine energy). This next galactic year is focused on finding our purpose. Manifestations are speeding up.
During this time, notice your thoughts, how you’re feeling and where in your body you’re feeling it. The Universe has set us up for this time of change and transformation. When you TRUST and let go on your own, this transition will most likely go smoothly. If you try and control it and hold on, you may struggle.
The Universe, God, Angels, Divine Source — whatever word resonates with you — sees the entire picture. We humans do not (we wish we did!). Which is why it's important for us to tap into our inner-Divine-selves, the Divine energy within us, also know as our intuition. As you experience situations and aren’t sure why this is happening, ask yourself what’s your lesson? What’s the blessing? How did I co-create this experience?
Everything is happening FOR you. It’s all in how you shift your perspective. Know that you’re on the right track. Keep moving forward with intention and allow the Universe to support you during your time of transformation.
Gather with like-minded people in the Magical Musings Facebook group.
Sending you all Much Love!
P.S. Watch my talk here about perspective shifts.
Are You Feeling Wonky Lately? Here’s Why…
When you’re in the present moment, you’re in your heart and body, in you’re being-ness. Your mind is no longer racing as to what you’re gonna say or do, what may or may not happen. When you’re present, you’re awareness is hightened. And in this moment, you can start connecting with your inner-Divine-self also known as your intuition.
During this upcoming eclipse season and Mercury Retrograde all happening in July, be present and notice how you’re feeling and where you feel it in your body. Eclipses speed up time by opening new doors and slamming others shut. You’ll experience abrupt shifts which is speeding up the inevitable. If you’ve been dragging your feet, eclipses will give you the extra push or shove you need to take action. Don’t try and guess or control the outcome as that makes it worse. Be present and go with the flow.
Here’s 4 tips to get you through July:
- Meditate Daily
- There's different types of meditation - 5 minutes a day does the trick! Click here to learn the benefits.
- Take care of you by drinking plenty of water, eating healthy foods, and get a full night’s rest.
- Don't push yourself and rest as needed.
- Journaling allows you to get thoughts onto paper freeing up your mental space. It's a release and you can see things differently when they're on paper allowing you to create what you'd like.
- Click here to learn about my daily journal setting you up to create the life you love!
- Let Go
- Control is an illusion! We can control how we react and how we show up. Those are choices. Every minute of each day we get to choose everything from our perspective, how we show up (our energy enters the room before we do), how we react and interact with others. Drop into your heart and body and have fun!
Sending you Much Love!
The “A” Buzzword | Appreciation over Apologizing
Instead of apologizing, show appreciation in place of saying “I’m sorry.” For example, instead of saying “I’m sorry for being late” you can say “I appreciate your patience.” So think about what does this look like for you?
Now of course if you messed up and an apology is in order, than please do so. What I’m referring to is when we apologize for every little thing. You know someone who does this or it could be you. They can’t help and apologize every few minutes. It’s almost like they don’t matter and they’re apologizing for their very existence.
Now once you start to show appreciation instead of apologizing, notice how this feels and notice where you feel it in your body.
As we start to change the words we use, our energy shifts and as our energy shifts so does our outer world. To understand how this works, watch my talk during “Walk the Talk.” And chime in with your findings in the Magical Musings group on Facebook!
Energy Update! (vlog)
- Be Present
When we're not present we're either focused on controlling the future and we experience anxiety or we focus on the past and we experience depression. There's only ONE moment and that's the present moment!
- What would you like to experience?
How would you like to feel? That's the bottom line. Your feelings are what call things into your life to experience! Once you determine how you'd like to feel...
- Take the appropriate steps to have it happen no matter what!
- For clarity in direction, to understand how everything around you impacts you and how to align with these energies, learn about your passions & gifts, AND enjoy life again get intentional and participate in the online course, Co-Create Your Passionate Purpose, today!
How Are You Graduating In Your Life?
Isn’t it interesting how we experience “graduations” throughout life even if we’re not in a formal school setting? Because we’re living in the school of life and we graduate as we learn lessons and let go of what no longer serves us. When there’s a lesson for us to learn, it gets louder and bigger until we learn the lesson. There is no end point you’re rushing to get to. In fact, when you’re rushing to get anywhere, it’s a good way to set yourself up to fail. Steady is the way to go - I call this consistent action daily.
Some of you may be experiencing transformative times recently. During the month of May, we integrated what we’ve learned and some of you may have allowed old timelines to fall away that no longer serve you. Notice how when you’re graduating in your life as you move forward in your life. How often are you celebrating yourself? The little wins?
The upcoming New Moon on June 3rd supports us in manifesting what we’d like in our lives as well as letting us know it’s never too late to change our perspective as it may reveal a new truth. What is it that you’d like to graduate to in your life? Be specific and clear and really feel what it feels like to have this already in your life.
I’m excited to hear what this looks like for you! Share in the Magical Musings Facebook group so we can support you along your journey!
How to Co-Create through Purpose and Intention
Ask yourself what’s the purpose of this new habit you would like to create? What’s your intention? Is this habit serving your highest good? Once you’re aligned with what’s in your highest good, it’s time to take action.
Some say it takes 40 days to create a habit. The key is to commit to doing it every day. If you don’t have commitment, you choose to not do it. Once you are committed not matter what happens, nothing can stop you.
Each day if you falter, forgive yourself and refocus. We spend a lot of time beating up ourselves which calls in the opposite of what we’d like. What you focus on expands!
Start to notice how you’re feeling while in this new habit. Awareness brings our attention to what’s wanted and needed. Maybe there’s something that could use tweaking. We have a tendency to judge ourselves if an adjustment is best. Release judgement and show appreciation! With anything new, there’s always an adjustment period. Give yourself some grace.
This Full Moon = Release and Transformation
May’s theme is visualizing the bigger picture and integrating what we’ve learned. For some people, it’s about dropping old timelines as we no longer accept old realities.
This Full Moon is asking us to shed and peel back the layers that block us from stepping into our authentic selves and into the fullness of our being, which means fulling stepping into self Love. We’re healing any heart wounds and all blockages for Love to flow.
Tips on how to take care of your body during energy upgrades or solar flares:
• Drink plenty of water
• Take epsom salt baths (can add essential oils)
• Sleep to integrate the energy
• Drink green tea
• Take vitamin C
A fun ritual the night of the Full Moon is:
- Write down what you’re shedding (negative thoughts/words, scarcity mindset, anything that no longer serves you, etc) and burn it under the moon sending the energy into the ethers.
- Meditate on what you are co-creating over the next few weeks.
- Cleanse your home by burning sage or charcoal/frankincense/myrrh.
- Take a hot epsom salt bath.
Tips on How to Course Correct after a Setback
Setbacks are simply a course redirection by God which is because there’s something better for you or keeping you from experiencing something not of your highest good. Here’s 3 tips on how to course correct after a setback:
- Go inward, get in nature (meditation, silence, cleanse your energy)
• Get reconnected with your inner-Divine-self and breathe. Recenter yourself and let go of trying to control things you have not control over anyway.
- Use energy stones to align your energies
• Carry energy stones with you or have them at work on your desk. With each energy stone, create an intention or intended use for that particular stone. For example, for the rose quartz you can create n intention for it to keep your heart chakra (energy) open. During a setback, hold an energy stone as you go inward and allow it to work it’s magic! You’ll experience harmony as these energy stones align with your chakras or energy wheels.
- When in doubt, focus out!
• Stop focusing on what went wrong, blaming and shaming yourself or others and refocus on those around you. Who could help at this given moment? Flash your pearly whites at the next stranger you see. Focus your energy outward in service to others and notice how your energy shifts.
Share your experiences in the Magical Musings Facebook group.
So how aware are you on a scale of 1-10? (1 being not aware at all and 10 being hyper aware)
Are you aware of the words you use? Of your body language? Of the thoughts in your head? The silence in between conversations and what’s not said? Even hearing the tone in someone’s voice can tell you details you can’t get from texting or email.
Awareness is key to any change and there are different ways to gain awareness. Here’s a few of my favorites:
2. Journaling or Brain Dumps
3. Talk with your Angel guides (or whatever resonates with you)
I teach you how to do each of these along with other topics in the "Co-Create Your Passionate Purpose" course! For details, click here.
How To Process Thoughts & Gain Clarity
Why Journal? “One simple way to process your emotions, gain insight and clear your head is through journaling. It is particularly good for liberating yourself from self-limiting beliefs and thoughts, healing emotional pain, finding new meaning and purpose and supporting spiritual growth.” Blog by Mark Atkinson, MBBS called “The Power of Journaling”
This is one of the many reasons I use journaling as a tool while meditating, creating my day, and in all the services I offer.
Journaling isn’t anything fancy nor do you need a fancy journal to write in. It’s simply a brain dump on paper along with a date if you choose.
Notice how many thoughts are in your head that could potentially get stuck throughout your body energetically. When energy is stuck in our body, that is what causes illness and pain to name a few.
Your challenge for the next 7 days, journal each day and notice how you feel in your body and where you feel it.
Stay tuned for the daily journal, “Co-Create Your Abundant, Passionate Purposeful Life!”
If you do have energy stuck in your body, I teach EFT tapping in the courses and with private clients. EFT tapping is a way to release the energy blocks in your body.
How’d you do in the challenge? Let’s us know in Magical Musings on Facebook!
What does Easter, the Full Moon, and Jupiter Retrograde Have in Common?
Holy week tends to be a time of somber reflection of the judgements that were made towards Jesus along with the decisions that came from fear of those who judged. Spoiler alert…on Sunday, it’s a day of celebration as Jesus rose from the dead giving us a sense of renewal and abundance!
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, abundance, luck, and finances. With Jupiter in retrograde it takes us inward and back over old ground causing contemplation of our consciousness. During this Full Moon, we may experience unexpected events and as long as we stay open-minded, we’re in for a pleasant surprise. Lean in and go with the flow instead of resisting.
Just as those who were open-minded and stayed faithful when Jesus died a gruesome death on the cross, they were pleasantly surprised to find the tomb was empty giving an abundance of life and renewal to all humans.
A fun fact for you! Did you know Easter is always the first Sunday after the Full Moon after the Spring equinox. Interesting how Holidays are determined based on the moon patterns and the natural rhythm of the planet.
Are you starting to understand how we’re all one and connected through these invisible energy cords? Be sure to join Magical Musings on Facebook.
Have you noticed we humans make a bigger deal out of certain things than what they really are? Like Mercury Retrograde for example. You create this idea or scenario in your mind of how something horrible is going to happen and in reality that was a story you created in your own minds. Like most things, these situations are opportunities to support your personal growth. When you truly align with the Mercury Retrograde energies (which I speak of in previous blogs), this is an opportune time for you to grow in your life!
Every thought, word, and feeling is energy sent to the Universe. The Universe doesn’t know what’s real or have a sense of humor for those who enjoy sarcasm like myself. So when you create a scenario or say this is what you don’t want, the Universe sends it to you!
Here’s some words to update in your vocabulary:
- Replace "need" or "want" with "would like"
- Replace "but" with "and"
- Replace "try" with "intend"
- Replace "have to" with "get to"
Over the next 30 days, update your vocabulary with these words and see how you feel and how your life changes! Share with us in the Magical Musings group.
Are You Ready for Little Miracles in April?
March felt sticky as things wouldn’t get off the ground due to Mercury being retrograde. We begin April with no planets in retrograde and things feel lighter as they start to move forward again. On Friday, April 5th, we’ll have a New Moon in Aires. New Moons allow us a time to re-set our intentions for the month.
So how often are you trusting the Universe and trusting yourself? When we trust ourselves, we’re essentially trusting the Divine Source who created us. We have the power within us and this New Moon asks us to step into our power.
Our power center or “gut instinct” is our Solar Plexus Chakra which is in the middle of our body above your belly button. Notice how your “gut” feels when you make decisions. If you’re making a not so good decision, your “gut” is poking at you saying, “Red flag! Don’t do it.” Yet how often are we listening to our “gut instinct” which is our intuition? If you’re interested in learning how to trust yourself, click here.
Who Are My Angel Guides?
Our Angel Guides communicate with us daily in multiple ways. One way is during an Angel Card reading which is a powerful tool for those seeking guidance in their life. Like Tarot cards, Angel Cards can give insight into relationships, careers, and finances while giving the recipient peace of mind and confidence in their decisions. The messages are from your Angels or Spirit guides.
There are thousands of Angels and depending on how you believe, you may resonate with only a few. Angels are energy forms — just like Mythology — we humans like to create them to look like a human. An Archangel is the chief messenger or a higher messenger, who is above the Angel. Angels are known to be messengers that connect mankind to heaven.
Your Angels connect you with the Divine energy of God co-creating your life. Over the years, we have created a division between the energy community and the organized religion community. In essence creating a division between our relationship with us and God. We’re all one energy form living a human existence.
To learn more about how your Angel Guides communicate with you, join the course, “Co-Create Your Passionate Purposeful Life.”
Happy Spring & the Start of Astrological New Year!
Yesterday, we experienced a Full Worm Moon in Libra + Spring arrived! And we're in the Mercury Retrograde “action” phase. Phew! Yeah there’s a lot going on in the cosmos. Click here to learn what to expect and how you can align yourself with the energies.
The Spring equinox marks the start of the astrological new year which is one of the reasons it’s a time of new beginnings and renewal! We experience the revival of Spirit in the blooming of the trees and plants along within ourselves.
The Full Moon in Leo teaches us that in our vulnerability lies our strength. We become the leader of our life. The question is are you honest and clear about what are your intentions? This is the time to be unapologetically you. Align yourself with the courageous lion and go after what you want!
Talk about a powerful energy all during the “action” phase of Mercury Retrograde! Believe in yourself and take action on the lessons that are coming up for you.
If you’re feeling wonky or a little “off,” come in and have your energy wheels or chakras balanced and realigned with the current energies.
Tips on Creating What You Desire!
When you declare an intention, you’re claiming it and telling the Universe it’s a done deal. I create intentions for my day, my meetings, my week, my year, whatever I encounter I’m creating an intention for it. Your energy changes when you go in WITH an intention in mind. I used to create stories of what someone would say and how they’d react which basically created what I’d fear would happen and then I created just that — what I didn’t want instead of my desired outcome.
When creating your intentions, ask yourself what do you desire to create? What feelings are you evoking? Here are a couple of examples of creating intentions: "I intend to create connection and playfulness today!" "I intend to have fun and have my 3 questions answered during this meeting today." When you set intentions, you’re setting yourself up for a win-win! It’s a win for you and a win for those around you.
Are you journaling each morning and focused on your intentions? Do you see your yearly intentions each day? If not, stay tuned on where you can get a daily journal that guides you on how to create your yearly and daily intentions and how to co-create experiencing them coming to life!
How Astrology Impacts You
On March 5th, the planet Mercury went retrograde. On March 6th we experienced a New Moon in Pisces. The alignment of the planets, sun, and moon all impacts our daily lives.
Most people have heard about Mercury retrograde because Mercury goes retrograde 3 to 4 times a year. Mercury is a “trickster” and impacts our communication. Unfortunately it gets a bad rap, when in reality during this time, we’re given many gifts and lessons. It’s all in your perspective and how you navigate these energies.
During the New Moon, we focus on creating our intentions and desires. It’s a great time to clear the energy in your home by smudging which is burning sage or charcoal/frankincense/myrrh. Depending on which astrological sign the New Moon is in along with how the other planets and the Sun are aligned, depends on how we feel the impact here on Earth. Also keep in mind the moon, for example, impacts water and humans are mostly made up of water.
Everything and everyone is energy! This means we’re all made out of atoms vibrating so quickly it turns into physical matter. We’re born as a Spiritual being in a human body so we can have experiences, share our gifts, and ultimately live out our purpose.
We’re all connected through invisible energy cords. For example, when you’re thinking of someone and they call, you sent out the vibration to them, they picked it up and took action.
To learn more about the moons and retrogrades, read my blog from 2.14.19. For a deeper dive in how astrology, Angels, and God are all connected, join the Co-Create Your Passionate Purpose course today!
Energy Re-Balance aka Chakra Balancing 101!
The word "chakra" is sanskrit translating to "wheel." The life force, or prana that moves inside of you in spinning and rotating as wheels. This energy has 7 centers throughout your body, starting at the base of your spine and moving up past the top of your head. In a healthy, balanced person, the 7 chakras provide the right amount of energy to every part of your body, mind, and spirit.
A few ways to know when to have your energy re-balance:
- Feeling stuck or frustrated?
- Are you judging yourself and others?
- Are you stressed, maybe not sleeping?
- Are you feeling erratic or stuck?
- Having difficulty making an important decision?
Chakras also impact the rest of your body including your organs, mind, and Spirit. When your chakras are in balance, they work in perfect harmony with the others allowing you to show up as your optimum self!
Sacral (2nd) Personal Pleasure
Solar Plexus (3rd) Personal Power
Heart (4th) Love and Relationships
Throat (5th) Self-Expression and Communication
Third Eye (6th) Intuition and Wisdom
Crown (7th) Connection to Divine Wisdom
In your daily meditation, use these affirmations for each chakra (in the photo shown). During energy transitions - such as the current one we’re in, is a great time to have your chakras professionally aligned. When you come in and have your chakras balanced or aligned, you’ll receive one energy stone of your choice. Share your questions in the Magical Musings group on Facebook.
Tips to Prepare for the Full Moon & Mercury Retrograde
The Moon is called the “Queen of Emotions" and represents the "feminine" principle: the instinctual, the intuitive, the maternal, the emotional, and the soul.
The ever-fluctuating moon is a stimulator and an activator of all the other planets in the solar system — much in the same way that it's a stimulator and an activator of the ocean's tides. Humans are mostly water. The Moon’s gravity pulls on the part of Earth it is closest to and with it, the water. The tides are impacted by the moon, our bodies are too impacted by the moon. The moon spends roughly two and a half days in each sign, governing emotions and moods and is the emotional power of our life force impacting the ways we mother ourselves and have been mothered.
Full Moons are a time of letting go and New Moons are a time of setting intentions and manifesting your desires. Depending on which zodiac sign they’re in and how they’re positioned in the sky, depends on how they impact us. These energies are felt 3 days before and 3 days after each Full and New Moon. The moon has a cycle and in between each full and new moon there’s a waning and waxing period too.
Retrograde is when a planet appears to be moving backwards. Imagine you are riding on a train and outside the window you see someone riding a horse. They’re going fast but the train is going faster and eventually as the train moves past the person and the horse, they appear to move backwards. That’s how it works with retrograde planets from our view point on Earth. Retrogrades takes us over old ground and depending on which planet is in retrograde, depends on what we’re going over old ground in our lives. For example, Mercury impacts communication, technology, and contracts to name a few items. There’s a pre-shadow period leading up to each retrograde. TIP: Notice what comes up for you during this pre-shadow period, where are your thoughts, what new projects are you working on, who’s coming back from your past, etc. This gives you an idea of what you’ll work through during the Mercury retrograde. There’s also a post-shadow period after each retrograde when the planet starts moving direct again giving us time to wrap-up any loose ends that weren’t tended to during the retrograde.
Mercury Pre-Shadow Dates:
February 19th - March 4th
Mercury Retrograde Dates:
March 5th - March 28th
TIP: Start noticing in your body how you’re feeling when it’s a Full Moon and New Moon. A fun ritual to do during any Full Moon is write down on a sheet of paper what’s no longer serving you, say a blessing, and burn the paper sending it to the ethers allowing the Universe to support you.
Tips on How to Connect for Stronger Relationships 💕
We as humans are wired for connection! Connecting with others starts with us as our energy is felt before we enter a room. Sure we can (and I highly recommend) put our phones away on silent when we're with others, yet there's more to connecting. Here's tips to open your heart chakra and connect with others:
1. Heart Chakra
Chakras are energy wheels running along your spine and your heart chakra is your 4th energy wheel around your heart.
To help open your heart chakra, sit in quiet, close your eyes, visualize pink light around your heart area growing in brightness and in size; or visualize this chakra as a door opening in pink light. Be sure to experience (feel) gratitude daily and use the affirmation of “I Love.”
2. Eye Contact
"Eyes are the windows to your soul." ~ William Shakespeare
3. Hold Space
Holding space for others is making eye contact and listening with both ears to what they're saying and not thinking about your rebuttal. People feel heard and it opens up more space for your energies to connect.
Being open and honest about yourself, your gifts, and your experiences is another way to connect with others. It's amazing how alike we all are! The experiences differ yet the meanings about them are the same. When you hear someone else has experienced something similar, you feel an immediate connection to them.
Your challenge...practice these daily with everyone you come in contact with!
Tips on How to Align with the Energies
Life can appear to be happening TO you instead of FOR you until you understand how the positions of the planets, Sun, and Moon ALL play a part of your daily life. I know because until I aligned my energies with the Universal energies, talk about being lost and very disconnected. Once I got into alignment, WOW did I have my eyes opened! So here’s some tips on how to align your energies with the Universal energies…
As long as you show up and commit to yourself, you succeed! Start meditating 5 minutes a day and work your way up to 1 hour a day. Create a quiet meditation space with little distractions and have a comfortable pillow to sit on. Everyone prefers a different meditation method — guided meditations, sit in quiet, listen to music are a few methods! When you’re meditating, you’re focus is moving inward on your breath instead of your thoughts. We are all energetic beings connected through the God-energy within us. During meditation, you’re connecting with this energy that’s also connected to the Universal energies through energetic cords. After 30 days of meditating, notice how you feel and how you’re interacting with others!
Connect with Nature
Whether it’s running, walking, or sitting in nature — go connect with nature! Go have a conversation with a tree; feed the birds or ducks; when you go for a walk or run, don’t listen to music and show your appreciation for all you encounter! Connecting with nature is one way to cleanse and clear your energy and realigns your energy with the Universal energies.
This is something new for me I’m so in love with! There’s science behind chanting (and meditation) and when you experience it, you’ll chant every day! My body feels different, my chakras open up and align with the Universal energies AS I’m chanting! Ready to learn more about chanting? Let me know! Once your energy is aligned both with the Universal energies and the God-energy within you, you understand why events are happening in your life and how you’re co-creating your life every day!
In Celebration of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!
In 2013 I was in Atlanta GA and visited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial, his church, and a very insightful museum. During my time at each place learning more about him, what he believed, and understanding how strong he was in his convictions, I started to have a different perspective of how he impacted millions of Americans. And frankly how this is still needed in today’s society.
When I think about Dr. King, I ask how often am I standing up for what I believe in? Am I fighting for what’s right? The rights of others? Maybe for the rights of those who can't speak for the themselves?
So the question becomes, what are you fighting for? Is there something you're passionate about and would give up your time, your energy, and put your life on the line?
You have the power within to change your outer world! When you connect with your inner-Divine, your passions, your integrity, your drive, and truly understand who’s suffering in your community, you have the power to implement change. All it takes is one step forward. Your. Voice. Is. Powerful.
New Year, New You? 🎉
Intentions and Desired Feelings...
Intentions are similar to goals however intentions are packed with action! When you create an intention, you’re co-creating with God and the Universal energies for a particular outcome. You’ve let your desire be known and set them into motion through your intentions.
- The goal during the meeting is to have fun and create a plan for our upcoming event.
- I intend to have fun during the meeting and create a plan for our upcoming event.
For those who create resolutions, intentions promote a state of being while resolutions are decisions to do or not do something.
After you create your intentions for the first 6 months of the year in all areas of your life (relationships, career, finances, wellbeing, etc), be sure to focus on them daily because what you focus on expands and is a reality!
Every year since I started creating intentions instead of resolutions, my life has changed as those intentions came to life! The desired feelings I named at the beginning of each year (some have 1 word for the year) have come to fruition throughout both my personal and professional life including "inspiring passionate purpose," "magical force," and "empowering."
Are you ready to co-create your 2019 with God? If you'd like help creating both your desired feeling for 2019 and your intentions for all life areas, let's talk!
How Powerful Are You?
With the New Year, most people create goals or intentions based on what you desire your life to look like in the new year. It’s a choice you're making of what to manifest in your life!
So how do you continue? How do you start again? Forgive yourself and take small steps daily.
Back to your choices and their power…everyone has chakras or energy wheels. The 3rd chakra is called your Solar Plexus and known as your power center! It’s right above your belly button and is referred to often as “listen to your gut.” Every single choice or lack thereof is power! We are all energy and connected through energetic cords and our choices. Every person is impacted by your choice…now that’s powerful! Every thought turns into an action — a choice! That’s why your thoughts are so freakin’ powerful! What you think in your mind comes out of your mouth and turns into action.
Notice the stories or “tapes” running over and over in your mind. The best part…you CHOOSE what you think about! Now that’s powerful!
How will you own your personal power and make a difference? Feel free to share your discoveries in the Magical Musings Facebook group.
The F-Word We Dread
Acknowledge How You Feel
Write down how you feel and notice where in your body you feel it. Sit with it for no longer than 24 hours (you don't wanna dwell in it). When you put it on paper, you release it from your mind and this helps with gaining perspective.
Everyone is doing their best including you! Most people don't know they've said or done something to hurt you until you let them know. So decide a good time to let them know (preferably in person) and you may be surprised by their reaction!
Also, ask yourself how you co-created this situation too. Every decision impacts everyone else and when you start to take responsibility for how you're showing up, your life starts to shift.
Understand Forgiving Someone Doesn't Make What Happened Right
For me this is the biggest hang-up! I want the other person to say "I'm sorry" or "I was wrong" which usually doesn't happen. However, the more I forgive the easier it gets. And the more I forgive, I realize I'm forgiving for myself. To release myself from this upset which if you hang onto it, it stores in your body and can manifest into health issues.
Be Kind to Yourself
You did what you thought was best at the time. Sometimes we react from fear without realizing it! We're great at beating up ourselves mentally so give yourself a break and ask yourself how you can do better next time.
Would you like a little help with forgiveness? Check out the forgiveness audio meditation.
Deeper Meaning of Christmas and Life?
Magic happens when we're present! We're more aware of who’s in front of us, the look on their face, and what they’re saying and not saying by observing their non-verbal cues.
When we're more aware, we notice what and how our Angels are communicating with us! They communicate through numbers, music or song lyrics, and the birds that visit our window or swoop in front of us are a few ways.
Maybe you are experiencing a difficult time. The only way out is going inward to get through the difficult situation. And to go inward, you must be present first and get rid of the outside distractions. Meditation and being in nature are some of my favorite ways to go inward.
My Father used to tell me, “You were given two ears! Listen twice as much as you talk.” When we are present and truly listening to the other person, we are connecting with one another and co-creating that experience.
Whatever it takes to be present, I encourage you to do so daily and especially during the Holidays. Place your phone on do not disturb and tuck it in your pocket or purse. Turn off the TV, the radio - whatever device may be a distraction. Be present with your Loved ones, play, laugh, and enjoy each other!
Being present is truly a life changing decision. Notice how when you're present, YOUR presence impacts those around you! And if you feel called, share your findings with us in the Magical Musings Facebook group!
How are you being kind to yourself? This could be how you're talking to yourself, taking breaks, nourishing your body with the foods you eat, and taking self-care time to name a few. So often we think about being kind to ourselves last. What if we were kind to ourselves first and filled up our cup so we could be more kind to others?
One of my favorite things about kindness is it's impromptu nature and with no expectation to receive anything in return. Remember back to when you did something kind for someone else and how it made you feel. Step into that feeling!
Challenges for this upcoming Holiday season:
- Each week, pick three people you know and perform an act of kindness for each person.
- Do one random act of kindness a week for someone you don't know.
- Bonus if they are done without that person knowing it was you!
Tips to Navigate Your Holidays
Every morning before you start your day, set your intention(s). You are co-creating with the Universe how you desire to experience your day! Before a meeting and attending gatherings, send everyone who attends Love and kindness! Imagine pink light covering the place where you're going.
2. Be Appreciative
Before you go to a Holiday gathering, write down 3 things you appreciate about the people you're spending time with and why. At the end of the day, write down 3 things you appreciated about your day and why.
When you express your appreciation, you change your perspective and your energy towards the people and the situation changes. Your energy speaks before you enter the room. You've also co-created with God by sharing what you desire to happen before you arrive. What you appreciate, expands!
3. Be Present
Meditation helps you become more aware and be more present. Meditate at least 5 minutes every morning and before you go to bed and you'll notice a difference!
While at the Holiday gathering, place your phone on silence or do not disturb and put them away. If you need to, go to a private room and check your phone at the top of every hour.
Being present lets the others know you appreciate them and care about what they have to say. And if you don't care, when you stay present, you are more aware and proactive instead of reactive.
Did you know you have choices? A choice of how you feel, what you do and say? A fun tip I like to do during my morning routine is to send Love to others before seeing them. Again, we are all energy and they'll feel the Love you're sending them before you spend time together. And if someone trips your trigger, you have a choice to go to the other room, count to ten and breath, and return without getting into an argument.
Have fun and be yourself! Laugh, smile, joke around, maybe sing a song or two! What's your favorite way to play?
What The Heck Are Energy Stones?
We are all energy! Crystals, also known as energy stones, come from our Mother Earth and have a vibrational energy giving them different characteristics and uses. For example, you've probably heard of Rose Quartz. This stone is commonly used to bring more Love into our lives and is used in conjunction with your Heart Chakra.
How do I use them?
How do I take care of them?
Be sure to cleanse each stone when you take possession before you set your intention. You can cleanse it many different ways. My favorites are to light white sage and place the stone in the smoke, place the stone on a selenite charger for 6 hours, or place it in soil for 24 hours. Each stone, just like us, is energy and picks up others energies it comes in contact with. After you cleanse the stone, you're making sure the stone has your energy along with your intention.To see all of the energy stones I offer including a brochure with their meanings, visit www.sandcevents.com.
Caution: Manifesting Tips
Manifesting is a hot topic as the current energies support us to call-in our desires ~ basically whatever is on repeat in our minds is what we receive. Here are three tips to manifesting!
When we fully accept ourselves and our situation, is when we can start to do something about it. Acceptance is bringing awareness to what's happening and how we feel. It's saying "I am here now, I am loved, I am supported, and I am powerful!" You may not agree or be happy with where you are; however accept it and know you have the power to change it!
2. Take Responsibility
As we start taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions and stop blaming others for how we feel and our situation, you'll notice energy shifts. You've told the Universe you can handle more because you're taking responsibility for what you've received.
3. Feel Appreciation
Notice I say FEEL appreciation! FEEL appreciation for what you desire as you already possess it (refer to Michael Beckwith's quote above). Yes at times this can be difficult to do. When you experience these difficult times, move your body and/or get outside in nature. These are proven to get you refocused by either moving your energy from your head to heart/body and getting you outside in nature cleanses your energy.
Let go of the "how" and raise your energy/vibration to how you desire to FEEL! After 16/17 seconds of holding a thought, the Universe picks it up and brings it back to you! Same with your words, actions, and feelings ~ because they're all energy! How we receive it is different than our expectations. Appreciate what you receive!