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Magical Vocabulum: Consecrate

Magical Vocabulum: Consecrate- Dedicate formally for a divine purpose.

I came from a background of believing only clergy could consecrate something, but truth is anyone can consecrate something. We consecrate tools for spiritual use, we consecrate our dedicated space for crystals, and we even consecrate the dining room table for family meal time. It’s a practice that has evolved and been modernized over the years. We just probably don’t recognize that what we’re doing is consecration.

There’s a beautiful artistry in the practice of consecrating. Maybe the word itself mystifies you. To consecrate something is to create a purpose filled intention or dedication. You might want to consecrate your yoga mat, your new car, an office, or even your bath time ritual supplies. There’s an intuitive creativity in this practice and you get to decide what that looks like. This is where you are the priestess and you set the intentions for your intuitive practice. One effective way to consecrate is with a practice called smudging. When we smudge, we smoldering a sage bundle so the smoke can cleanse the space or item to prepare for ceremony.

My work in this world is to provide sacred space for your spiritual liberty to take shape. We live in a world where leaders often seek to control every aspect of our lives, but we retain the power of personal autonomy. Venturing into this intuitively free practice can sometimes bring harsh criticism from loved ones, but they don’t have spiritual authority over you unless you give it to them. We have a community on Facebook where you can gain support in your practice and learn from others like you. You can join us here.

I also have some classes that may be of interest to you. Check out these listings to see which resonates with you and sign up there for an email alert when registration opens.

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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Abundance Principles- Intention

Intention: When we’re planting seeds for a specific outcome, we plant with intention. We plant with care, consideration, and purpose. Scattering seeds in the wind has very little opportunity for manifestation. Are you ready for the next New Moon? That’s the time to make some definitive intentions.

Here are a few tips to setting your intentions:

Use the magic of your scripting hand by writing your intentions down on paper.

Be careful what you wish for.

May your intentions be for the highest good of all.

Plan your intentions with gratitude.

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Abundance Principles- Self Reflection

Self Reflection: I would venture to say most people do not practice self-reflection. Looking inward is often met with fear and resistance and these are limiting to our personal growth and development. We want to create sacred space where abundance can thrive, but we need to look inward and be able to recognize the areas that need our healing attention.

Let me ease your fears and resistance to practicing self reflection. When you look within, Source is going to guide you to what you can safely handle, yet enough to challenge you to make steps toward change. Because once you make a change, no matter how small, it’s going to be significant enough to start a chain reaction of changes to lead you to total transformation.

Here are some crystals to support you in your transformation journey:

Peacock Ore: Peacock Ore, is gloriously splashed with metallic colors. It is said to be supportive of anyone who is working inwardly to make positive changes in their lives.

Moldavite: It’s no wonder Moldavite is a crystal well sought after, it’s formed from a meteorite that hit the earth and created this very unique piece of magic. Can we harness its power to transform ourselves in such a treasured manner as it transformed bits of earth?

Amethyst: In Greek, Amethyst means “not intoxicated” and is often the crystal people turn to when they want a positive change in life. It’s perfect for those in recovery from addiction.

Using these three crystals together is a powerhouse trio for ultimate transformation.

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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Magical Vocabulum- Scrying

Scrying simply means, ‘to discern’. This comes quite naturally for a lot of people, though they may not know this is what it’s called. Do you see distinct shapes in the clouds? In the leaves of trees? In the sea foam as it embraces the sand? How about in the swirling of color in floor tiles? It’s called scrying and you can learn a lot about yourself if you meditate on what you’re seeing.

What do you see most often? Faces, animals, shapes?

You can scry into the smoke of the incense in the image above by softening your eyes, relaxing your focus and opening your mind. The shapes you see could reveal some inner work that needs to be addressed or could inspire your creative side as you conspire with the Universe to shape your future.

You’ve seen scrying practiced before in childhood tales. Do you recall the famous words, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” The evil queen from the story of the princess friend to seven dwarves, gazes confidently into the mirror as she asks for her truth to be told. Then the day finally came when the mirror no longer spoke her truth, but rather the truth of another. The magic mirror voiced there was one fairer than she, but not only was the princess fair in physical beauty, but more importantly she was a beauty in the heart. This is the risk we take when asking for truth to be told. We’re not always going to hear what we want to hear. This work we do in the world is first about healing ourselves. If we hide from the truth then we weaken ourselves as light workers.

Scrying can be done in numerous ways, but the most common are in mirrors and water. Other methods are in flames of a fire or candle, waterfalls, black onyx or black obsidian plates, steam over hot water, and crystal balls.

You can learn more in my class “Magical Tools”. In this class, we study various tools, their origin in magic, and how to use them in your modern day practice.

In what ways have you practiced scrying?

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Abundance Principles- Planting Seeds

We’re often thinking of how we can plant seeds in the lives of others, but how often do we think of doing the same for ourselves? Planting seeds is an intentional practice of abundance. There’s a vast metaphor within this lesson that will span a few more Abundance Principles and I want to make sure you benefit from this. In order for us to effectively plant seeds for others, we need to first be our own Master Gardener.

What seeds have you planted in your own garden? If you want your kids to accept who they are, you first must accept who you are. If you want your family to be loving, that starts with you exemplifying love. Want your kids to share, but do you share? This principle goes hand in hand with the previous one principle, self reflection. What seeds are you planting in yourself? Are you being kind to yourself? Loving? Brave?

What seeds can you plant today?

Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa

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Magical Vocabulum- Anoint

This Magical Vocabulum lesson comes from ancient practices dating back to ancient Egypt.

Anoint: to smear with oil for consecrating. To make holy or devote.

Ancient peoples anointed their tools, sacred spaces, and even themselves for holy work. Even the Bible tells the stories of anointing with precious oils. A practice many people have neglected and yet holds so much power. I feel we are in a time when our land deserves and demands our consecrated attention, intentions, and prayers.

When we use perfumes made of essential oils, botanicals, and even absolutes we are layering our intentions with these aromatic essences. Studying the intricate parts of each plant, the oils are taken from, opens a door of meditation to deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. It’s a practice to heighten and deepen our senses as well as empowering our intentions to manifest the impossible in our lives.

I include a hand crafted anointing blend with several of my Altar Kits, because I understand the power and importance in anointing.

You can learn more in my class “Earth as Medicine”.  In these classes we explore a multitude of herbs and essential oils and how they work.

Magical blessings,

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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Abundance Principles- Value

How we value life and all that’s contained therein can greatly influence how abundance manifests in our lives. How do we value ourselves, our families, what we currently posses, and what we have not yet achieved? Are we practicing gratitude?

The system of our society places value on life and possessions based on greed. If money wasn’t a part of the system, how would your value meter change? How we value will directly influence how we manifest abundance.

We have to get to the gritty parts of our thinking and our emotions and do some serious work.

We’re either manifesting passively or purposefully and our subconscious values are at work. Are your values working against you or in your favor?

Join us in our Facebook group to gather advice about the value of abundance from other intuitive practitioners.

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Magical blessings,

Sisterlisa