Monday, January 23, 2017

Wrapping up Monkey Year and Entering Rooster Year

  It's been a long time since I've blogged much at all . I  never thought my blog would become one of those dormant ones . But, it has and to be honest , I don't really feel like or have much of a topic for this post . I don't however, feel like having it's dormancy continue on through these shifts so, here I am typing .
 This past year has been and still is until the 3rd of February been a Monkey year . The coming year is a Rooster year . I have done a video on a bit of what this means and won't try to delve into it here. I will just share that the past year has had it's severe downs and it's great ups for me and I have found myself quite busy with many different projects.
 Between my two websites and two youtube channels, my oracle reading business , my regular job, my life , my starting an etsy store, and working on the creation of an oracle and another book , blogging has made it's way to the back burner and had the heat turned off .
  We have recently had a New Year and shifts are occurring with the transition from Monkey Year to Rooster Year and I intend to write more this year . How much ? I do not know. With every ending and new beginning there comes an ability to reorganize and shift things thus, I attempt to now . But , monkey years by nature are somewhat disorganized and chaotic .
 I have thought of methods . To write once a week , to draw an oracle card and let that prompt me to begin and maybe I will take that up , maybe I'll go for fortnight . I don't know. I don't know what is a practical and realistic goal for myself. Surely balance and harmony in ones life and pursuits is key .
 Please tell me if you are so inclined what are you doing to bring closure to monkey year and bring in Rooster year ?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

About The Upcoming Art Journaling course

This is an 8 week, at your own pace art journaling course.
You will receive via email a series of video demonstrations and typed information
 This tutorial will be covering :

  • What is art journaling and the basics 
  • Why art journal - Purposes & Benefits
  • Various therapeutic forms of journaling you can incorporate 
  • Various practical & helpful ways of documenting and charting
  • Artistic and Written techniques for layouts, borders, sectioning & more
  • Using upcycled materials 
  • Various skills,prompts, & themes 
  • A list of inspiration for busting through creative blocks you may occur in your continued journey after the course 
This course is aimed at entry- intermediate level art journalers though, I don't wish to discourage anyone interested because advanced level art journalers may still enjoy the class & gain some inspiration, new designs, and techniques to use in their work .


Price is $60
Course Starts Nov. 5th 2016
Please sign up in advance . Limited space is available !

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Winter Questions Tag

Winter tag

1. Favorite winter hobby – Can’t pick just one very much into crafts, art, writing and stuff like reading as well

2. Favorite winter sport- Air hockey to do – That’s winter right ? lol I want to be inside often in the winter so that’s when Im most likely to play it . ( ice skating , snowboarding to watch )

3.Do you like snow ? Sometimes yes . Sometimes no

4.Favorite hot drink? Again hard to pick one depends on the moment – Hot apple cider, chai tea / vegan chai latte , carob chai latte , homemade vegan hot chocolate , teas – I love tea

5.Favorite winter food? HaHa pick one yeah right ! Okay umm a few though homemade tofu pot pie , homemade bean burrittos , homemade baked vegan mac and cheese, Org. brown rice past covered in daiya and homemade pesto  

6.Cozy with a Book, music, or a movie ? Depends Im going to go with book or meditation cd though

7. Favorite seasonal movie or movie with snow in it ? I don’t know but I do like to see a good movie with snow in it in the winter time

8. Stay in as much as possible or like going outside ? Depends on the weather

9. Favorite winter accessory ? Scarfs . I have a scarf fetish ! J


10. Do you go to Craft bizarres , museums , library or other indoor place more than other seasons ? Maybe a little yes . 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Gratitude Projects

This is a small, fast to make, and journal to write what you are grateful for in . It's simple too if you have the materials.
Gratitude Journal Making

Oh come on I made an outline for this one ;p
About Gratitude

Beautiful inspiritation
Cornucopia Ritual

I know! I know! .....What's missing is a painting .   Ah, well maybe next year . :)






Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Root Chakra - some keywords

This is in no way intended to be an all inclusive list . Herbs may affect you in ways based on your current health that will require you to do further investigation, see an herbalist, or a doctor . This is not intended to substitute medical advice . Some herbs or essential oils can be harmful to animals / pets and may be inappropriate to use in some ways for humans ( some are not topical etc. ) . Please, check the safety for any companion animals you have around you and yourself before using. 

* While some people have claimed animal products such as meat are required for them to ground many including myself disagree. There is a significant difference between grounding and lowering your vibration. Consuming  animal products lowers your vibration not grounds you .  


The Root Chakra

The root chakra points downward . It connects us to the Earth . It is no mistake it is called the root chakra. Stability is related to this chakra in all it's respects . Tribal ties , connections, and links are connected to the root chakra.

 Every human's childhood has resulted in damage to the root chakra. It is where we are currently at in human evolution. No one escapes it thus, we all require root chakra healing in our lives for it's health , our health.

 I do not feel this chakra should be overlooked .

Vibrational Corresponding List

 Tribal Healing
Support
Matter - Relationship to matter . Material (items , possessions ) , consumption
Organic ( I think decaf is best for grounding because , of the absence of the jitters ;)  coffee
Earthy Herbal teas
Drums
Red, mahogany, brown and black
RAM
Tree Root meditation
Foot chakra exploration
Sole ( Of foot)  to earth contact
De-cluttering, cleaning of ones environments , Space Clearing, and feng shui

Trees  ( Can be used as teas , supplements, salves, massage oils, meditated with etc. ) such as white willow bark powder for headaches and pain, that may be occurring . White willow bark has long been used in this matter and is where asprin originated from .

A certain amount of mindful research and exploration is required for you to line up with the tools currently most suited to your journey everyone is different .

Natural environments

  • Additional scents and tastes :

Cloves - http://www.angelfire.com/magic2/everyday00/cloves.html
Earthy scents &
Wood scents such as Cedarwood, Pine, Frankensence, Myrrh,
Bergamont ( Although that's often said to be better for the Sacral chakra ) etc.
Sage
Garlic
Onion


Many people also, find tubers and root vegetables such as potatoes, yams, and cassava ( what tapiocca is made of ) , Horseradish root and many more are helpful for them as well .



  • Stones and Crystals

All stones of Earth can be grounding . I think a stone or better yet two , one for each of your feet is especially great .

Fire opal - http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/fire-opal
Lava AKA Pumice stone- ( Particularly the black lava rocks ) http://www.energy-healing-info.com/metaphysical-properties-of-stones.html
Jet http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/jet
Black Onyx ( You get the idea there are lots articles on the metaphysical, magical, and healing properties of gemstones out there. )
Black Tourmaline
Ruby

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Total Full Moon Eclipse in Aries Esbat - Personal Pieces of Mine Update for my fans

I consider the day before, day of, and day after both the New moon and the Full moon to be the Esbats . This is a sharing of 3 days .

I don't know where to start with blogging about this Esbat Eclipse . It has been intense and epic . Do you have anything to share about this Eclipse ? Share it in the comments .
  • My Raw Apple Pie Esbat Treat 


Yes, it was delicious . Raw crusts are fast , easy, healthy, and delicious ( They are also grain free ) I will put a link to an online recipe for one here  .http://gentleworld.org/5-delicious-raw-vegan-pie-recipes/ I had almond meal on hand and so this crust I made was that , walnuts, dates and a tad of water . The Apples -When I was a kid my mom used to make me a snack of apples , sugar and cinnamon. Well, this filling is a healthy take on that with xylitol , cinnamon, and nutmeg to taste . ( raw agave instead of xylitol would make this a delicious fully raw pie ) .  You are looking at 5 medium apples in this pie . 






  • A Reminder To Balance Chi Flow                                                                                                


I found this piece of paper in a notebook of mine I was sorting through . It was in a rather random place and I remembered this beautiful grape frame that wasn't in use and ta-da I put them together and I have this . It feels like a gift from spirit . It is just special , beautiful , and affirming to me . It's sitting on my kitchen table .

  • Oracle & Tarot Cards











The card that came out for me on the day the eclipse was exact from the above deck . It was drawn as guidance for the day . Here's what it said Beaver - " Industry, Creativity,Flexibility. If beaver swims down the river toward you , it is asking you to look at the structures you have created in your life. Do they support and protect you? Or have they become a cage, limiting your ability to flow and be flexible ? Perhaps, you need to use your industriousness ,creativity,and capacity for teamwork to create new and better structures ; this can refer to your emotional as well as your physical environment. Remember that there is strength and protection in family and community bonds . 









This card I got is 6 of Swords - Ascendancy 
Here's what the booklet tells of for this : 
" Diving into the depths of the unconscious mind on a voyage of sublime discovery. New creative ideas bring new comprehension  Free your mind of restrictive ideas and repeated anxieties. /the future holds a change which contains great intellectual challenges. " ( Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea ) 

  • Altars                                                                                                                                              




An indoor Esbat Altar I did . That's the previous collage I made on the bottom , made for the Virgo Solar Eclipse and one of the tarot cards I drew on the day the eclipse was exact it is drawn for the day  I did a 4 card spread the day before but didn't snap a picture of that . 


My outdoor altar . It got timed that Josh rescued some farmer's Market leave behind flowers on one of his walks and brought them to me . I threw them on the altar and then realized what coolness was just created . Frog totem animal guide for me . They keep popping up in the form of statues ( Like the little one in the back ) and I saw 2 of them on my last Mt. Hike. 
  • Moon Collage                                                                                                                                 




My b/f surprised me and cut huge circles this time around . This was different and rather cool for the eclipse in Aries . And It seems we have a few Esbats worth of them for the future . Starting big Aries ! Yes, I've gave up on insisting my moon collages be all the way trimmed . Lol. Sometimes I just like them better this way . 



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Orgasmic, Sweet, Healthy, Hydrating Drink - with aloe, yellow watermelon peach & coconut juice !


This is a delicious simple hydrating drink . I called it the orgasm I made in my blender. Yes, I found it that good . I hope you enjoy it if you make it ! 

Yellow watermelon chunks, coconut juice , peach get blended in a blender . Aloe gets added later. Be extremely careful cutting aloe . It is extremely slippery . I do not recommend this for amateur choppers ! Just leave it out if you can't find a pro or a proper knife for the task ,

This is a photo of an aloe leaf the way I cut it is to leaving the skin on slice it than chunk it all than start peeling . Again , put the knife down and wipe and wash as needed if it becomes the slightest bit slippery !
I love aloe it is hydrating and good for the skin and total body .