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It’s True! Evidence That Thoughts Shape Reality

Is there any scientific evidence that shows our thoughts directly influence our physical reality and surroundings? Actually, there is - and this unique research was conducted in the 1990's by a Japanese author and researcher, Dr. Masaru Emoto. Dr. Emoto believed, and set out to prove, that human consciousness affects the molecular structure of water.  So, what does this mean?  Consider this: half of the Earth and three-quarters of the human body are made of water. If human consciousness changes the molecular structure of water; it follows that our thoughts do shape our physical reality.  Dr. Emoto's research provides photographic evidence

2020-06-22T14:30:11+00:00

Sage Smudge

The use of sage smudge sticks is based in Native American tradition and can help to cleanse and purify your environment. These smudge sticks are made from natural botanicals and are mostly used for cleansing spaces such as homes.  In addition to their metaphysical cleansing properties, these natural botanicals also have an amazing, calming aroma and are perfect for use in soap-making, crafts, scented sleep pillows and more. Our sweetgrass braids are used in conjunction with smudge sticks in purification rituals, especially to welcome in positive energies after a cleansing ceremony has been performed.

2020-06-09T14:39:25+00:00

How to Find Inner Peace

Peace is an essential element of happiness. Many people say they are searching for happiness, but what they are truly seeking is inner peace, an underlying sense of calm and quiet strength that remains no matter what upheavals might appear in life.  In this blog we'll talk about how to find inner peace. People who can access this place regularly, find they can embrace change and go with the flow of life easier. Not only that, they find themselves more open and receptive to opportunities and willing to take chances. Joy, like sorrow and anger, all tend to be fleeting and

2020-06-08T21:25:11+00:00

A Pagan and a Christian walk into a bar…

There is a joke MEME going around online that says, "A Jew, a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and an Atheist walk into a bar...then they talk, laugh, drink and become great friends. It's not a joke, it's what happens when you are not an asshole." It made me laugh when I saw it because of its simple truth. It also made me smile because I'm in a relationship with a man of a different faith than myself. I consider myself a modern day Pagan. Nature is my Sanctuary. Love my religion. He is (though he hates the stigma that goes

2020-06-08T21:38:50+00:00

5 Ways to Improve Your Well Being

Do you ever struggle and feel that perhaps your life is not all it could be? Have you wondered how you might find more peace and fulfillment? There are several techniques that can be used to improve your outlook and put life in proper perspective. Use the following tips to improve your overall sense of well-being. Accept Accountability for Your Actions It's true people may do unkind things and sometimes life is unfair, but blaming others does nothing to improve quality of life. You can't control what others believe or how they choose to act. The only person you have any

2020-06-08T22:31:11+00:00

How to Use Stones for Healing

Stones can be used as an aid for all types of healing - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. All aspects of our being are intimately connected, whether we perceive it or not. When we focus on healing one area, the other corresponding aspects respond in kind. Have you ever felt sadness after going through something traumatic and noticed that you physically felt heavier, particularly in the chest area? Perhaps it felt hard to take a breath, or like a weight was sitting on your chest. The feeling of a “broken heart” is actually your heart center or heart chakra. The

2020-06-08T23:07:18+00:00

Different Pendulums and Their Uses

Pendulums are a very versatile tool for personal growth and consciousness expansion.  They're easy to learn, can travel with you anywhere, and can be used for self-hypnosis, energy healing, meditation and divination. In this article you'll learn different pendulums and their uses. Pendulums are made from many materials, from beautiful woods like Coconut, to semi-precious gemstones and metals.  Each material provides unique properties that can intensify the work you do with your pendulum.  When choosing a pendulum(s), consider the primary goals you have for it and choose materials that will best enhance those practices. For energy healing practices, a pendulum

2020-06-08T23:43:50+00:00

Meaning of the OM Symbol

The OM or AUM symbol is widely popular and seen today on everything from tattoos to home décor.  It is chanted by many during yoga classes and meditation, but how many truly understand the depth of meaning embodied in this simple symbol and chant? OM has its roots in very ancient history, with references to it found as far back as the 2nd millenium BCE.  It has ties to all ancient Indian religions including Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The sound of OM is considered in many cultures to be the most sacred sound there is.  It embodies all things, and

2020-06-08T23:57:02+00:00

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient healing practice used to improve health, relieve stress and pain, and bring body, mind and spirit into proper balance.  The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words Rei, which represents the Divine, higher universal energy, and Ki, the energy that animates all living beings. Ki flows through every living thing, from plants to animals.  When levels are high; you will feel strong, healthy and confident in the face of daily life and any challenges. When low, you can experience feelings of anxiety, weakness and even illness.  The flow of Ki can be improved with a healthy

2020-06-09T00:12:47+00:00

Shungite

With specimens that have dated back almost 2 billion years, Shungite is indeed a very ancient, and powerful, stone.  It is also quite rare, found only in the Karelia region in Russia. It's origins are very mysterious and no consensus has been reached by scientists as to how it came to exist on Earth.  Theories abound, from it being the remains of ancient sea life that no longer exist today, to the possibility that it came here via meteorites.  It's history, mystery and age alone make it a truly special stone to add to your collection, but it is also

2020-06-09T14:32:31+00:00

How to Show Your Mom You Appreciate Her

Our moms and the mother figures in our lives do so much without wanting or needing recognition. Moms are our comfort when we need to be comforted, they are our compasses when we need help finding our way, and they are the ones who are the happiest when we succeed. Sometimes we forget how much it would mean to let our mom, grandmother, aunt, or any other nurturing woman in our lives know how much we appreciate them. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find the words or actions to let them know we care. That’s why we’re sharing five

2020-06-22T18:42:41+00:00

Turn Your Worries Into Laughter

Most people are familiar with the old adage “Laughter is the best medicine.” This little pearl of wisdom has helped many people regain their perspective and deal with life's challenges in a more lighthearted manner.  Every person, from every walk of life, experiences fear, hardship or periods of struggle at some point .  It is an inescapable fact of life. Turn Your Worries Into Laughter! While some are crippled by fears and crumble in the face of challenges, others seem to find an uncanny ability to tackle them head on.  Have you ever wondered why it is some people just manage

2020-06-09T15:05:28+00:00

How to Spread More Love into the Modern World

In this article, you'll learn how to spread more love into the modern world. Modern technology and its advances have brought immense growth to mankind. Unfortunately in a world where human interaction has become increasingly more digital and isolated;  it can be easy to believe that the world is a bad place.  The media has a vested interest in highlighting stories with shock value to improve ratings and readership.  The result tends to be a lot of negativity repeated again and again.  Over time, this alters our perception of reality and damages our capacity to see the positive, casting a dark

2020-06-09T15:27:48+00:00

6 Ways to be Kind to the Earth

The day we realize each of our individual actions directly impacts the beauty and future health of our planet, is a profound moment. It’s easy to ask, “How do my actions, out of the 7 billion people on Earth, affect the planet?” However, when one person makes a change, it has an incredible ripple effect. Today is the day that we are going to take responsibility. We don’t have to make ginormous life-impacting changes—but each of these 6 small tweaks to your daily routine will help decrease your carbon footprint and help make Mother Earth a better place to live for

2020-06-09T15:40:33+00:00

Rune Sets

Rune sets are stones with etched symbols often cast for divination purposes.  They are Scandinavian in origin and have been around for centuries, dating back to as far as 150 AD.  The symbols were an original form of alphabet used before the Roman alphabet took hold in Europe.  Each symbol was made of straight lines, making them easier to carve into stone. Over time, this meanings of the letters evolved into a deeper esoteric symbolism.  Casting runes can help you see situations from a more well-rounded perspective with their messages.  Interpretations are not difficult and with practice, Runes can be

2020-06-09T15:53:48+00:00

Rose Quartz: The Stone of Unconditional Love

Rose Quartz, also known as love stone or pink quartz, is easily recognizable by it's beautiful pink color. The hues range from very pale almost white, to deeper, almost red tones. In jewelry making, the darker pink shades are considered more rare and valuable, but any shade of rose quartz can be used for healing energy work. Rose Quartz is used to open, clear and balance the heart chakra;  the energy center that focuses on all types of love.  Rose quartz is said to enhance feelings of acceptance, unconditional love and to promote healing from grief and emotional traumas.  It can

2020-06-09T16:12:56+00:00

Symbols of Healing

Throughout the ages and across many cultures, healing symbols have been used to promote wellness on all levels.  They elevate our vibrations and draw therapeutic, transformative energy. In nearly every culture, there is a belief in a universal spiritual energy that we can access.  This universal life force energy goes by many names – chi, prana, the holy spirit, but the essence is the same.  It is the life force energy that ties all together and flows through and around us.  It can be invoked to protect, purify and heal. Energy healing practices like Reiki use special symbols to represent various

2020-06-09T16:24:57+00:00

How to Be Your Own Shaman

In this article, we'll discuss how to be your own shaman. Have you ever heard the phone ring and known who it was before answering? Perhaps you've felt inexplicably sad or upset right before hearing bad news.  Do you ever see someone and instantly pick up on their health or mental state? If so, you have witnessed first hand the intuitive connection we all have to one another.  This energy is something that we can all tap into and it is the same energy that Shaman's can read, understand and influence to bring healing and wisdom to themselves and others. All

2020-06-09T16:34:52+00:00

5 Must Have Spiritual Tools

Here are 5 must have spiritual tools: Many people choose to create a space in their home that allows them to reconnect spiritually, a personal oasis or spiritual sanctuary, where it's possible to release the cares of the world and reconnect with Spirit. Creating a personal space for quiet reflection is a great way to enrich your life with a higher sense of purpose and meaning. Every sanctuary is highly personal, but there are several tools that can enhance the receptivity and positive energy of any sacred space. 5 Must Have Spiritual Tools Prayer Banners A prayer banner is a simple,

2020-06-10T15:27:12+00:00

Palo Santo

The Palo Santo tree (Bursera graveolens) grows in various regions of South and Central America. Palo Santo has been used for centuries by Shamans for its wide array of healing benefits.  The Spanish translation for this tree  is literally “holy wood”.  The branches and bark are burned in ceremonies to promote healing and also for purification and protection against evil spirits and energies. One of the most intriguing things about Palo Santo is that it is 100% sustainable. The wood is harvested using only branches and twigs gathered from the ground;  no trees are felled in the process. In Ecuador,

2020-06-09T17:29:11+00:00
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