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Magic with Bay Leaves

Most of us know about Bay leaves from our grandmother’s soup recipes, but they have magnificent health benefits too. Culinary uses aren’t the only way to use these green gifts from Mother Earth. Sure, their flavor is to be desired, as with the health benefits, but don’t forget to work your magic with Bay leaves too.

The benefits of using a Bay leaves in a medicinal tea far outweigh their culinary uses. These beautiful green gifts are packed with nutrients such as, vitamins A, C, magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, and iron. Also, since they’re anti fungal and antibacterial they make  great poultice for wounds. Did you know you can also make a tea with them to support freer breathing during the cold season? With all these benefits, they make for a lovely ‘get well’ gift for a sick friend. Create a sweet little tea bag gift and add a Green Aventurine crystal to the bag for added crystal therapy.

Get Well Tea Bag Sachet:

  • 5 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tsp Thyme leaves
  • 1 tumbled Green Aventurine
  • 1 Cotton Muslin tea bag

Directions:

Light an anointed white or green candle with a drop or two of essential oil (sweet marjoram is lovely). Light your candle and set your intentions for healing your loved one.

Crush cinnamon stick in your mortar into small pieces.

Add the Bay leaves and crush into pieces small enough so they will fit into the tea bag.

Add Thyme leaves and continue to crush until they’re all blended well (but not into powder). Carefully smell (don’t inhale) the aroma. Close your eyes and imagine the health benefits manifesting support for your loved one.

Add the mix into the tea bag then add the Green Aventurine.

Bless the tea mix with your magic words then close the blessing with “And so it is”.

Blow out your candle and watch the smoke carry your magic into the air.

Now the tea is ready for it’s work! Simply add to a cup of hot water and steep for 5 minutes. You can also use honey to sweeten, if desired.

**You can also use this as a bath sachet instead of drinking it as a tea.

You can learn more about using herbs in your magical practice in my class Earth as Medicine.

Many magical wellness blessings to you,

Sisterlisa

*This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. Please consult your physician before working with herbs for wellness, as some herbs can interrupt some existing medications.

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Magical Mothering, Wishes

When my oldest was about 6 years old, we were out for a Saturday morning stroll. At one nicely landscaped home, she spied a small yellow dandelion flower. She quickly snatched it up and wanted to knock on the woman’s door to present it to her as a gift. We knocked and waited. Jess stood there with this tiny treasure in hand with a big smile on her face. She couldn’t wait to bless this neighbor with her hand selected gift. When the woman opened the door, she saw that tiny flower and Jess playfully announced, “I picked this just for you!”

The elderly woman took it out of her hand and snarked in reply, “Oh good, I hate those things growing in my lawn” and tossed it like yesterday’s rotting banana peel.

The woman missed the opportunity to receive joy from the tiny heart that held that ‘weed’ in her magical little fingers.

To a woman who has worked hard on her nicely landscaped lawn, a dandelion was the poison to her pride and joy. To a small child looking for the magical spark in giving, the tiny flower represented all wishes coming true. Both perspectives are true angles of the dandelion flower. It most certainly is a weed, but not only does it transform into seedlings of magic wishes, it also contains valuable nutrients in it’s leaves that can be medicine for our bodies. If only we could see the gift Mother Nature bestows upon us when the lawn is covered in golden dandelions.

Perhaps she’s nudging us to see our doctor to see if we have need of the medicinal leaves and roots. Or perhaps its a message to plant new seeds to manifest many blessings.

Take time to listen to the Universe as little messengers come bearing magical gifts. You never know what seeds might be waiting to be planted for something magical to manifest.

Many blessings to you,

Sisterlisa

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Magic with Peppercorns

Who would’ve thought peppercorns could be worked with magically? Pepper, after all, is more often associated with the dining room table and your sour cream topped baked potato. Pepper has come a long way since it’s origins in the trade routes. I doubt our ancestors ever thought pepper could be wild harvest on the other side of the world in a modern town such as Irvine, California. One Autumn afternoon, I was visiting with friends at a local Southern California park and I noticed the small pink peppercorns on several of the trees. This park happened to have a nature center so I stopped in to inquire about these beautiful gifts from nature. The woman assured me no pesticides had been used on their trees and informed me of their precise name, Peruvian Peppercorns. Also nicknamed, California Peppercorn, these trees are native to Peru. She granted me permission to wild harvest a few small handfuls and my adventure to learn more about the magic of peppercorns ensued!

Peppercorns were once highly protected by those who traded them with wealthy customers and lore of peppercorn fields being protected by dragons made it difficult to get in any other way than through these expensive trade routes. Fantastic stories of magical monsters has been used to protect secrets for thousands of years, but I’ll keep the monsters at bay and teach you some of my own mysteries.  This magical spice was not always as common as every dinner table in the world. At one point in history, peppercorns accounted for seventy percent of the international spice trade. Little did they know, these tiny berries could be used for magical purposes.

While we usually see pepper already ground into tiny granules ready for sprinkling from a pepper shaker, peppermills are a popular method of distribution over your dish. Fancy restaurants have servers trained to offer and grind fresh cracked peppercorns over your entree. However, my favorite method of preparing peppercorn for meals and for magic is with my mortar and pestle. There is a intoxicating experience to be had when pulverizing the peppercorns with your pestle and bare hands.

Whether you use Peruvian Peppercorns or your kitchen’s common Black Pepper, you’re going to have a different experience when grinding it in a mortar and pestle. The aroma of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) is going to be the same aroma you detect when you swirl an opened black pepper essential oil bottle under your nose. Contrariwise, Peruvian Peppercorns (especially fresh ones) will have a sweeter aroma.

You can probably get away with using whichever peppercorn you want in your magical recipe, but I prefer to use them in different ways. Since one is strikingly sharper than it’s sweeter counterpart, I have specific purposes for each one. I prefer to work with Peruvian Peppercorn when I need to have a sweet disposition in dealing with protective magic. While Black Peppercorn is my go-to when I need a strong and abrupt protection charm. I correspond Black Peppercorns with the Hindu God of Protection, Vishnu. Black Pepper is native to India and it makes sense to me to connect Vishnu with Black Pepper. My correspondence with Peruvian Peppercorn is Pachamama, the Peruvian Mother Earth. You can most certainly combine the two types of peppercorn in your protective charm and honor both masculine and feminine deities at the same time. Doing so would add both the sweetness in your spirit and the strong abrupt power at the same time.

You can learn more about the magic of peppercorns and how to use them in creative ways when you register for my class, Earth as Medicine.

Protective blessings to you and yours,

Sisterlisa

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Magic with Chamomile

When I’m working with Chamomile I can’t help but to think happy thoughts. The dainty little flowers with a tiny button of sunshine right in the center seem to dance in the cool Spring breeze. Witnessing their playful whirling in the wind takes me back to my daughter’s childhood as we walked through a field of Chamomile to take photos. They were the perfect backdrop for her deep blue eyes and golden blond hair.

Kneeling down to my daughter’s level, as she pinched a blossom from its stem, we examined its delicate white petals with delight. When you’re little you appreciate all other things that are tiny too. Those tiny petals, her tiny fingers, her cute little button nose as she lifted the chamomile to investigate its scent.

The very memory of that day works the kind of magic you would naturally suspect from the chamomile field. It brings calm, rest, joy, and fond memories of mother and daughter exploring the outdoor wonders of Mother Nature.

 

I don’t wish to bore you with encyclopedia-like facts about chamomile, I’m certain there are millions of websites and books to tell you the medicinal benefits of this soothing herb. My desire is to introduce you to the magic of chamomile. I’m not simply talking about sipping honey infused chamomile tea or creating a tincture to take each day, though you most certainly can use these methods in your magical practice.

The notion of magical chamomile need not be a mystery to anyone who is willing to learn. Mother Nature freely gives and we show gratitude in the thanks giving we offer.

The meaning of the Chamomile name comes as no surprise, as it is known to have a sweet apple flavor. From the Greek we learn Chamomile’s origin is khamaimēlon, meaning “earth apple”.

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The Saxons held Chamomile as one of nine sacred herbs and the Egyptians associated it with their sun god, Ra. The gentle herb also corresponds with Leo, Fire, the Sun, and can be used as an offering during your Lughnasadh ritual. These are some of the most common magical connections to Chamomile, but I like to walk through the fire a little more. Magic should not be kept in the old halls of our ancestors. Magic is evolutionary and we should be exploring more attributes with the guidance of our higher counselors and intuition.

As I sit in sacred space with Chamomile I am reminded of the perfect balance between the sun and the moon. The sun is represented by the bright yellow disk in the center of the flower and the moon in the white petals that surround it, like the halo we often see around a full moon on a misty evening. When I read sources that attribute fire and the sun to chamomile, I feel they’ve been too shy to point out the correspondence to the moon.

Chamomile is the herb for tea medicine to help soothe tension and as we know tension is part of our emotional journey and emotions are associated with the water and moon. Various magical books and websites can be a good starting point, but living and breathing magic encompasses so much more. Don’t be timid in searching in other planes to connect your magic with Chamomile. Just because you haven’t read about it in a book doesn’t mean it’s not true for you.

I teach more about how to magically connect with herbs and their essential oils in my Earth as Medicine Course. Get registered today and start your journey with us. Learn how to explore your own deep magic and unlock the mystery waiting for you.

Many magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Magical Mothering Monday

Childhood is especially memorable when magic has been integrated into the mundane activities of our youth. When I see all the small children wearing fairy wings and adorning themselves with glitter and “smell goods”, I’m reminded of when our generation thought dressing up with grandma’s clip on earrings was a special treat. We have so much available to use today to make childhood magical for our children and even our nieces and nephews. I don’t know about you, but the neighborhood children know they can expect something magical when they come to our house. Our front yard has fairy homes and pathways scattered throughout our front planter!

When my nieces come to visit, we pay extra attention to these tiny magical homes to see if we can witness the shimmering wings of the garden fairies. We’ll often create fairy rings with the tiny flowers that grow in my garden and even leave out a small shell with treats for the fairies. Oh you know, tiny buttons, colorful thread, and tiny shells. Just the kinds of gifts they might want to use in their own crafting.

When morning breaks the horizon, the little ones are up early to see if they spy any tiny footprints in the soil. As the sun climbs in the sky they can see the sparkling of fairy dust along the fairy paths and behold a tiny sweet treat is left for them as a thank you from their little friends.

We go exploring to see if we can find any hiding Fae under the leaves of the plants and we find little critters like spiders, caterpillars, and ants busy at work! We imagine together what these critters had to say to the fairies when they came out under the moonlight!

Inspiring childhood imagination is a hallmark of magical mothering!

After spending several years searching for fairies with my own 3 daughters and with my nieces, I discovered the simplest magical tools any fairy would love to find! I’ve listed The Little Bag O’ Fairy Magic© in my shop for curious little fairy lovers!

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

 

 

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When Lughnasadh Changed My Life

After being deeply engulfed in a cult for fifteen years, I vowed to avoid all rituals and organized religion. I had to get my brain straightened out and figure out which part of my spiritual path was due to programming and which part was birthed from a true spiritual awakening. I knew my relationship with Jesus wasn’t going to be hindered, but my relationship with religion had come to a screeching halt.

It was early one summer when I began looking for an outdoor activity for my family to participate in. We had already been avid recycling fanatics and volunteered several times a year for community clean-ups. Our next step was to find a way to not only clean up, but invest our time and energy into the land. We discovered an organized event for native plant restoration and signed up!

We arrived at Bidwell Park and met a woman who was fully prepared to dig into the land. She had the proper clothing for being out in the hot sun, gloves to protect her hands, and a hat to protect from the sun. We made the introductions and she handed us tools to get started. We spent a couple of hours pulling invasive plants and touring through the park as she taught us what needed to be pulled and what was to remain. During all of the hard work, we shared our stories. She too, had left an abusive religious community.

After we completed our tasks for the day, she invited us to a public gathering of her grove. This kind Druid woman extended her hand of friendship and we gladly accepted. “Could be a good cultural experience for our kids!” I thought.

We arrived at a quaint outdoor amphitheater in the park with a fire pit, next to a tall tree. We sat in the outer area for observing and the participants stood within their sacred circle. As we watched the ritual unfold, each part of their ceremony reminded me of my intimate moments with Jesus. I thought my heart had been frozen in time, paralyzed by the pain and confusion of the cult we had been drowning in for years. My soul, that felt like it was gasping for air, had finally broke through a barrier and I gulped a lung full of life giving oxygen. For months I felt as though my soul couldn’t breathe and here I was, coming up to the surface again.

Lughnasadh, the festival of first harvest. The day we break bread and make offerings of gratitude. It’s the time of the season that marks the joy of first fruits and the bittersweet reality that dark days are ahead as Fall guides us into the winter months. For me it was the day of joy that my soul could still receive what Source had for me. I was finally able to realize that my soul’s journey did not need to rely on organized religion. Nature had taken a hold of me and embraced me with warmth, love, and offered me hope. The summer Sun was taking my religious wounds to the depths of the cold winter where it could be transformed by Mother Earth. I didn’t need to worry about the darkness, because I knew the Light was already working on my behalf. I looked forward to the journey from Lughnasadh, the first of the Harvest festivals, to Imbolc, the first of the Spring festivals. My heart sang of healing and hope, the hope that a new spiritual life was ahead.

Observing and celebrating Lughnasadh doesn’t require expensive items that are sure to break your bank. It’s a simple ritual of gratitude performed by you and your offerings are humble scatterings of oats, wheat, or seeds. Though this simple ritual seems meager on the surface, it’s meaning is deep and rich.

What do we have to be thankful for?

What seeds did we plant and how have they manifested this year?

Every gardener knows the excitement of seeing that first green bean, or that first plump strawberry. I’m reminded of the decision we make in that moment.

Do we gobble up that first gift from the earth or do we share with those closest to us?

Do we think to share with those in need?

Here is that tipping point where we either grow as a spiritual being or we create disease of the soul through greed.

Lughnasadh teaches me to grow from a thankful heart and share with others.

This first harvest is not to be confused with the final harvest. We still have work to do. Our garden still needs nourishment and we need to be careful to keep the beds clear of weeds that would like none other than to choke our vines and steal our fruit. Take only what’s needed, share from our abundance, and keep tending to the work.

While I am not a Druid in any organized fashion, my soul is fed from the beautiful ceremonies and traditions of my Celtic ancestors. As with many of us, our DNA has trickled down through multiple ancestors of our past. We are a melting pot of vibrant ancestral paths and I honor each path of my historical lineage. In the Celtic tradition of my great grandmother’s ancestry, I honor this path with Lugh. Lugh is the patron deity of this festival. He is the patron of scholars, craftsmen, warriors and magicians. I take this into consideration as I choose my offerings for this holy day.

I honor the scholars who have held our history and traditions in sacred space for our generations to learn from. I take my craft of aromatherapy and anoint candles with the aromas that correspond with Lughnasadh. I include the use of my blade and cut the diseased portions of my soul and cauterize the wounds with the blade heated by this month’s hot summer sun. I’m working my magic into my ritual with faith and hope that in the Spring there will be bounties of blessings awaiting me.

My altar of honor for Lugh and my ancestors include the traditional elements of wheat grain, oats, and seeds. Included are the fruits and vegetables of the season (in my region) are strawberries, tomatoes, pomegranate, and carrots. I bake a corn bread and offer honey butter to sweeten the ritual. Lets not forget a chalice for refreshment, sweet pomegranate juice!

I’m not a literalist in my practice. I follow my Guides and allow my intuition to guide me in my artistic placement of the elements on my altar. I encourage you to do the same.

Every portion of my ritual is a layer of magic that keeps me grounded in my practice. To learn more about layering your magic in personal practice consider joining my group on Facebook.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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My Relationship with Larimar

My personal story of working with Larimar is quite magical and intuitive. I was searching Pinterest for crystals, just for the mere pleasure of it. I came across Larimar and had never seen it before. I instantly fell in love and started pinning as much of it as possible. I love Pinterest! My crystal collection at Pinterest has become quite extensive. A few days later, I stumbled upon an online psychic who gave crystal readings. I was skeptical, of course. How could someone offer a reading online without my physical energy?

I was supposed to send in a question and I came up with a very complicated question regarding relationships (though I didn’t say who the relationship was with). The next day, I received an email from her and she recommended Larimar! The very stone I had just fallen in love with. Was the Universe beckoning me, or what?!? Now here’s the crazy synchronicity in this experience, my cryptic question to her had to do with kin. A very specific situation and her reading was *all about the very subject matter* that I had NOT disclosed to her. Larimar became one of my all time favorite crystals! I now use Larimar on our family altar.

Larimar is also known as the dolphin stone and corresponds to Atlantis and some say, Lemuria! Though the theory of Lemuria states the land would’ve been in the Indian Ocean. The Dominican Republic (where Larimar is mined) is in the Atlantic Ocean. Some speculate that any under water civilizations are connected to crystals associated with the Throat Chakra. There’s a lot of discussion, theory, and debate about ancient civilizations so we continue to explore the mysteries together.

Have you had a personal experience with Larimar? I’d love to hear about it.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

May your adventures be mysterious and guide you to love.

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Afraid of your own Shadow?

We often see small children discovering their shadows and being frightened by them. Their tiny minds can’t understand why this dark figure is connected to them and following their every move. Even the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, gets frightened and scurries back to his little hole in the ground if he sees his shadow at Imbolc.

Being afraid of one’s own shadow has been used as a hyperbole to indicate a person is frightened easily over small or imaginary things. Our imaginations can go wild when we’re tired or our tension level is on overdrive. Even our ancestors fears brought on wild imaginations which wreaked havoc on many women during the Salem Trials. When we don’t see things clearly (being in shadows), then our imaginations take over. It’s our mind’s way of trying to figure things out.

Many people will often reject our imaginations as evil and insist we ignore our imaginations. Then we have those who inspire us to use our imaginations to create wondrous magic in the world, as Walt Disney has done. His legacy reaches out to those with a youthful outlook and inspires us to tap into our creativity. Disney even has a unique program for Imagineers.

So as you can see, our imaginations can be quite powerful, it all depends on how you use it. We can hide from our shadows like the groundhog, or use our imaginations to find out how to create! We can create health!

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Our inner shadow is very similar to these analogies. When we hide from our shadow we allow fear to control our imaginations. This can lead to all kinds of sinister consequences. That is where the true evil waits for us. It waits in the fear, not in the shadow itself. Look at Disney’s Elsa as an example. Elsa has a beautiful gift, but the accident involving her sister caused her and her parents to fear her gift instead of embracing it. Their fear took them to a place of neglect. They hid from the truth about Elsa and that fear is what caused Elsa to grow out of control with her powers. Their imaginations ran wild and in turn, it hindered Elsa’s growth as a young woman. That fear robbed Elsa and Anna of their childhood and brought destruction when it came time for Elsa to be crowned Queen.

Our shadow represents the unknown. The often misunderstood aspects of ourselves. When we neglect it and hide it from the world, we’re actually hiding it from ourselves.

Lets take a look at the shadow from a different perspective. After all, seeing your shadow from differing angles and with different light can make all the difference.

You may have heard the phrase “being taken under her wing”. Being under a wing is a metaphor for protection, guidance, and apprenticeship. Those wings can provide shade (shadow) in extreme situations that require us to rest and be safe. Our shadow, or shade, is there for us. It can be of assistance when we need to protect ourselves or learn something intuitively. It’s that inner knowing like ‘Mother’s Intuition’ or that feeling you get when you feel danger is near. That’s when your ‘fight or flight’ response kicks in! What a great gift that shadow can be!

Your shade can be viewed as the heart of your soul. The place where your empathy grows. It can make you feel emotions to the fullest or (when traumatized) create great agony, as in the television series The Magicians. When your shade (shadow) has been traumatized, it needs to be nurtured and healed. Crystal therapy can do wonders to guide your shade to a place of healing. Modern therapies would include psychological support from a licensed professional. In some cases, medication may be required. It all depends on the depth of the trauma and the strength a person has to overcome.

When we listen to our shadows, they will whisper their secrets. It’s not always easy for them to speak up. It requires we be in a place of stillness in our spirits. We need a safe place to meet with our shade and hear what he/she communicates to us.

My recommendation for crystal support for communicating with your shadow are as follows:

Apache Tear Obsidian: This type of Obsidian is a beautiful element to work with as tears can be quite therapeutic for us. Dr. Judith Orloff gives us a simple example from her article at Psychology Today:

“Like the ocean, tears are salt water. Protectively they lubricate your eyes, remove irritants, reduce stress hormones, and they contain antibodies that fight pathogenic microbes. Our bodies produce three kinds of tears: reflex, continuous, and emotional.  Each kind has different healing roles.”

How often do you hear people say, “Don’t cry” as a method of consoling someone? When in fact, crying can be the most beneficial thing we can do to release those bottled up emotions.

Apache Tear Obsidian has that “smoky quartz” kind of color and transparency, which is often the quality that helps us to transmute negative energy. Transmuting negative energy is a method of metamorphosis to move from one existence into a more beautiful existence.

When I work with Apache Tear Obsidian, I like to pair them with Selenite.

Selenite, the crystal named after the Moon Goddess (Selene), offers a gentle glowing ‘light’ to guide us when healing our shadow. You may even wish to keep a Selenite Castle with you when you’re in therapy or keep it by your bedside. When we’re tired, especially at night, our minds protective barrier lowers to aid us in sleeping. However, when your shadow is in need of healing, it can often be the time when your imagination ‘falls of a cliff’and negative thoughts can come flooding to the surface. This can make it very difficult to get a good night’s sleep.

Selenite can be that ‘night light’ for the soul and help put your mind at ease. When hidden things have gentle illumination, it can make it easier and more gentle to understand. You can even get a lit base to place your Selenite Castle on to provide actual light in your space. (Note: this Amazon link is in conjunction with Smile.Amazon.com so a percentage of the sale goes to support The Pacific Whale Foundation).

I hope this has been useful and helpful for you in understanding what shadow is and the importance in accepting your shadow as a gift and to inspire you toward healing.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

 

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Practical Moon Magic with Selenite

Have you ever considered the practical magic of the moon? We’re all  a part of this natural universe and intimately connected to all that is! Many spiritual paths teach that we come from Mother Earth in some fashion or another. Whether it’s from evolution or from the dust of the earth with the help of a Creator, we are one! 

It’s often said that the moon is connected to the female monthly cycle. Even tea companies market special blends marketed as Moon Cycle or PMS tea. Magical practitioners often serve women as crystal healers, aromatherapists, and herbalists to create a treatment plan to assist and support them for overall wellness.

But have you thought about how similar we, as women, are to the moon?

The Moon is responsible for our ocean’s tide, making her intimately connected to our water energy. With her weaker gravitational pull, she exhibits the uplifting benefit of making us feel weightless from our worries. Since the Moon has no atmosphere, there is no sound and the “sky” always appears black. Drawing upon the energy of the moon can be beneficial in meditation as we seek solace and stillness.

The Moon’s rocky substance consists of Iron and Magnesium, both elements that women lose during their monthly cycle. Which makes our draw to the moon each month all the more understandable.

There is one thing we all have in common, our love of the moon.

Next we come to the magical name of the moon, Luna. Luna is known all over the world under different names, one of which is Selene. This is where we get the name, Selenite. Selenite is named after the Moon Goddess herself. She is the patron deity of our Mother Earth’s only natural satellite. Selene is a Goddess in the Greek Pantheon, often said to be riding her chariot across the sky. The crescent moon is sometimes likened to the bull’s horns, making a Taurus moon quite special.

When I’m working with Moon energy, I immediately go to my Selenite tools and the associated elements with herbs and essential oils.

Herbs associated with the Moon include, but are not limited to,

White Sage
Clary Sage
Chamomile
Lotus
White Roses
Night Blooming Jasmine

Crystals Associated with the Moon:

Selenite
Moonstone
Pearl
Abalone

In my shop are various Selenite listings to aid you in your spiritual practice.

Selenite Castles can be placed by the bedside table for eliminating fear (substitute for a night light), especially for children. It’s their angelic spirit light to keep the space gently illuminated with energy for expelling dark entities.

Selenite is a great gift for anyone moving into a new home for harnessing new-home blessings.
Keep one in a spare bedroom used for guests.
Keep in your specimen curio cabinet to help your crystal collection to remain balanced in their natural energies.

Selenite Slabs: Use these plates for placing jewelry on, over night, to cleanse and balance any intruding energy that followed you home.
Use as a method of keeping anointing oils clear and balanced. Place anointing oil bottles atop the plate during the full moon.
Keep wherever you store your white ritual candles.
Use as an altar piece. Create a mini altar atop the plate.

Selenite Wands Wrapped with Wire and Adorned with Crystals for use in your ceremonial practice.

*Carnelian- Known as the stone of energy and focus, when combined with Selenite can bring clarity to your energy and help keep your gaze front and center.
*Kyanite- Often used as a tool for psychic practitioners, becomes a powerful ally to have clear perception.
*Rhodochrosite- Exhibits tender and loving energy, making this combination with Selenite a perfect tool for feminine needs.
*Charoite- One of Mother Nature’s premiere dream stones and illuminator of truth, allowing access to lessons learned in past lives, healing emotional fears.

All of these items can be found in my Etsy shop. The link is at the top of my website.

I have a special class about Selenite and the moon correspondences planned for you in our Facebook group. You can join here.

Magical Blessings,

Sisterlisa

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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