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Dancing Solo When We Need To

Part of my journey, actually a rather large part of my journey, has been a quest for healing inner wounds. Wounds that manifested outwardly. An empowering revelation rose up from within that unveiled this mysterious (and yet not hidden) path forward. It wasn’t something told to me by a human, though there are people who teach this. I had not previously heard of it. But isn’t that how the Universe tends to work? Somehow, the vibe made its way in me and I listened. I felt. And I began to allow it to unfold.

 

It’s not a religion, though there is a practice. There is faith. There is hope. To walk this life in a spirit energy that heals the self and by extension those around us.

There’s a tightly knit mentality and energy in this world that seeks to prohibit this kind of empowerment and freedom. It holds very little power, actually. We’re in an era of enlightenment yet again. Further opening of the eyes. We need to keep the momentum going.

There is also a huge fight against that tightly knit web. Like a rope weaved. I can’t help but wonder if there’s a place for something like this. But the liberty we have has been oppressed for so long that the weaved rope overpowered and has been off balance for too many years.

Imagine that rope as a safety net, or perhaps a form of protection. But when it overpowers us, it becomes a prison. Very difficult to move and breathe and have our being.

So we have risen from the depth, like a Phoenix, burning through the rope and leaving it in ashes as we fly above.

 

The weavers are frantically trying to hold their charred and frayed ends together and add in new fibers to create again. Mislead by fear perhaps. Thinking this massive net is needed for everyone. But it inhibits our liberty.

There are also those who want to burn every fiber in the weaver’s tool box. Never to have a net again.

But there’s a balance. We need to honor the balance and wisely discuss how we can help one another. To honor one another. To listen to one another. Duality is a balance and we can be in unity while dancing solo when we need to.

Consider joining one or more of our classes to learn how to create your unique solo dance.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

 

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Why Use Spiritual Tools?

When I came away from a lengthy sojourn in organized religion, I forsook the idea of ritual and spiritual tools, books, etc. I felt trapped in a box, spiritually suffocating. My path to healing required that I seek the spiritual without the tangible. Through my studies of world religions and ancient practices I came to understand the importance of tools and ritual, though I still embraced the freedom we have in not using any of it. Truth is, humans seek rituals and tools for spiritual growth. It offers us the tangible feeling of being included in something greater than ourselves.

In modern times, we see humans seeking ritual and inclusion in society through sports (Superbowl anyone?). Though a majority of Superbowl fans are men, women likewise will wear their sports colors, jersey, face paint, and cook up those smashing tailgate burgers. We also have holiday rituals that many don’t attribute any religious significance such as St Patty’s Day with green ale and gathering at the local Irish pub.

We participate in a variety of practices with tools from blowing out candles on a birthday cake to toasting a bride and groom at a wedding. Our modern lives still welcome and honor ancient traditions meant for inclusion, identity, and growth. Many have been modernized, but we’re also in a time of resurrecting the ways of the old world.

 

The most practical way I like to describe the use of spiritual tools is by giving an example.

When a woman goes into labor she is encouraged to have a focal point to use during her breathing exercises. The focal point doesn’t literally bring the baby into this world, but it assists the mother in keeping focus on the work she is doing, giving birth. Bringing an infant into this life is excruciating both physically and mentally. We want to make the birth a beautiful experience in every way, though messy bedsheets and sweat isn’t the most glamorous. So we pack special clothes for ourselves and the baby. We bring focal points, music, and even holy books for blessing the baby’s birthday. We invite special people from our inner circle to come gather, support, and love the family. We deliver meals to the home and watch the baby so mama can shower. This is a spiritual event filled with practices, rituals, and tools.

Life is like the birth canal. We go through travail, sweat, tears, pain, and joy. It can be quite messy, but we can transform it into a beautiful journey with gorgeous tools and practices to highlight the best parts of the paths we travel.

Then we have another way of describing the importance of spiritual tools. I called it intuitive art. Through our creativity and intuition, we can craft spiritual practices with a colorsplash of natural elements. We pull together seeds, leaves, flowers, crystals, shells, and so much more to be used on the canvas of life. Creating meditative grids, mandalas, and even sculpting, painting, and gardening are all intuitive ways we can use our tools to manifest wellness and abundance.

 

We use spiritual tools to ease our discomfort in this life. We develop rituals to bring meaning to what we’re experiencing. We create artistic expressions of our journey to tell our stories to those coming after us.

As I mentioned earlier, I embrace the freedom we have in not using spiritual tools and practices. However, life is so much more enjoyable when we do.

I’d like to invite you to join my class Magical Tools so you can learn all about the different ways you can incorporate the elements into your practice. You can learn more about it here.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Crystal Healing on a Budget

Many lovers of Crystal wellness can become overwhelmed with the investment cost of crystals, but you don’t have to collect pricey stones to work your wellness magic. When I started my Crystal journey, I began with one green calcite stone that cost me about $4.

Over the years I have hunted for good deals to increase my wellness collection which includes crystals, sage, lavender, essential oils and much more. The very first thing I had to do was to release limiting beliefs.

Once I did that, The Universe opened the opportunity and possibility for me to begin my essential oil business. I began anointing myself, my home, and my path with oils for abundance, focus, and light work which broadened my opportunities.

I hunted for opportunities to find crystals according to my budget. Visiting meta stores, street fairs, gem fairs, and even TJMaxx/Home Goods and thrift shops. When you hunt, you find!

Now I’m creating magic for myself, my friends and loved ones, and launched a Crystal Wellness component to my business. It IS possible, my friends!

I’m excited to share more with you and hope you’ll release those limiting beliefs.  Start anointing your intuitive path today. You’ll see the supplies making their way into your practice. Broaden your imagination to make space for your collection.

Magically yours,
Sisterlisa

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Why Every Light Worker Needs to Learn This

What to do when you have built up energy, worked with it, and need to give it back to the Universe to avoid overload:

Connect with Earth with bare feet and hands.

 

While we can talk about the feel of the earth under bare feet and toes, there’s something far more intrinsic about how it relates to the soul. Being bare and unprotected teaches us to trust and be vulnerable. This is what ‘earthing’ does for our spiritual journey. Our feet represent where we go in this life, our hands represent what we do. There’s no better place to build our strength than to walk through places where we can be vulnerable and to serve others who make us uncomfortable. How can we, as light workers, serve our community if we haven’t faced our own fears? How do we intuitively guide others if we haven’t already walked that path and emerged victoriously?

Most people don’t want to be vulnerable. When we refuse to allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we rob ourselves from the opportunity to become stronger. What happens in that process can be both harmful and helpful at the same time, we develop callouses. Callouses can be protective, but also hurtful. This is both a physical aspect of life as well as an emotional and spiritual one. We’re all born vulnerable and we all develop callouses.

Being vulnerable doesn’t mean we’re going to render ourselves unprotected. There’s always an element of protection that is required while being vulnerable. If we have no safeguards in place then we wouldn’t be able to trust being vulnerable. Building a layer of protection is crucial to our work, both personally and professionally. When we’re working with people who come to us for spiritual guidance, we need to have our own layer of protection. There’s a lot more to teach about protection and it deserves more than just a blog post. For now, I want to focus more on how to release the tension we see and feel happening to us on a daily basis. That tension that comes from being exposed, from being vulnerable, can build up over time and become quite unattractive.

We attract a multitude of energy from others as we walk through the store, endure traffic and drivers with road rage, and even while raising toddlers with tantrums. Nothing hurts our families like allowing all that energy to follow us back home. When we open our front door at the end of the day and walk in with  energetic parasites leeching on us we will manifest their sickness and infect our families. At the end of the day, we bring home all kinds of tension. The earth is there to be our greatest ally and healer in this work we’re called to.

Below are a few examples of how you can release that tension at the end of the day.

The simplest release method is to touch the earth with our skin. Our bare feet and palms of our hands release in such a natural way. Kick off your shoes and socks and plant your feet on the ground. In the dirt, sand, or grass is best, but even on the concrete will work. Sit on a bench or stool outside your home and rest your feet gently, lifting periodically to allow air to move freely around your feet. Wiggle your toes and imagine the tension being released, as though you’re sprinkling it off and the earth is accepting it from you. Allow yourself to feel the blades of grass wiping and cleansing your feet of anything that won’t serve you and your family. Emotional, mental, and spiritual friction can create a calloused exterior. Rub your feet in the sand and visualize it exfoliating the rough patches of energy that developed during your day of friction.

Obviously, going barefoot is easier in climates with mild weather. If you can’t get to Earth (many live in cities and several blocks from a park): keep a sacred bowl of earth and stones in your home somewhere that can be used. While sitting down, place your bare feet in the dirt and send the energy to the earth. Allow earth to receive that energy. Brush off the dirt from your feet then place them in a foot bath with sea salt for cleansing. You can also add some essential oils like rosemary, lavender, or patchouli.

Another method, to be used with our hands, is through touch. We have palm trees in front of our home, do you have a tree in your yard or even in the parking lot at work? Trees, especially palm trees, endure a lot of battering in the elements of the sun, wind, and rain. They take a lot and become stronger over time. They’re strong enough to receive your tension and send it back to the earth through their firmly planted roots. Place your hands on the trunk of the tree and thank it for being your ally. Breathe in the oxygen its leaves are offering to you and allow your lungs to receive the cleansing Air has to offer you. As you exhale, you’re releasing what no longer serves you and your tree willingly accepts it through the carbon dioxide you offer back. The tree is able to filter out the negative energy and use the rest for food through photosynthesis. Once you feel the tension release, place your hands palm-to-palm and bow then offer your gratitude for the work the tree does on your behalf. Make sure you’re taking good care of your tree all year long. While the tree is your ally, you also need to be an ally in return.

Create a salt scrub for your hands and feet. Sea salt with grounding oils (like patchouli, sandalwood, or Vetiver) and gently scrub hands and feet then take a bath or shower and wash it all away. Keep your salt scrub at the kitchen or laundry sink to use as soon as you come home.

Learn more about earthing and working with earth energy and elements for your rituals.

Do you have other methods of earthing at the end of the day? Share in the comments below.

Magical blessings,
Sisterlisa

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