Sunday, October 23, 2016

Relaxing Aromatherapy Blends:

Relaxing Aromatherapy Blends:
Relaxation Massage Oil  
 4 drops Lavender
1 drop Petitgrain
1 drop Frankincense
Add the above essential oil to 6 tsp of massage base.  Add to a warm bath or use for a relaxing massage blend.

To Calm Nerves and Promote Sleep:
4 drops Lavender
Add 4 drops lavender to a teaspoon of milk or cream. Pour into a warm bath, stir bathwater and soak.
Add 4 drops lavender to 4 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil). Place in a diffuser and diffuse into your room.

Peaceful Sleep Essential Oil Blend:
3 drops Lavender
1 drop clary sage
Mix 3 drops lavender and 1 drop clary sage with a teaspoon of milk or cream. Add to a warm bath & soak.

Stress Relief Massage Oil:
2 drops lavender
1 drop ylang ylang
2 drops petitgrain
Add 2 drops lavender, 1 drop ylang ylang and 2 drops petitgrain to 5 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil).  Stir gently to mix and massage into body.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Daily OM: Find Your Soul Purpose through the Akashics October 22, 2016

October 22, 2016
Find Your Soul Purpose through the Akashics
by Teri Uktena

The following is an excerpt from the "Find Your Soul Purpose through the Akashics" on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

The Akashics is a name derived from the Sanskrit word Akasha and it refers to the base substance of the universe. This is the substance by which the Universe is made and that retains a record of all that has ever occurred to everything that has ever existed. Scientists in various fields are beginning to find evidence that confirms the existence of Akasha and are beginning to see it as a ‘field' as omni present as gravity and he electro-magnetic field. It is currently discussed in the various scientific communities as the ‘in-formation' field that underlies everything and is the force that holds all things together.

Long before the scientific method gave us tools to learn about our world, indigenous cultures on every continent knew of its existence. Medicine elders, mystics, shamans, gurus, druids, and all types of holy people spent a great deal of their time and resources attempting to reach it consciously, to channel the information and energy they experience there, and to bring back the wisdom that they have acquired through their travels. Each in their own way have done so, bringing healing, insight and a better life to all who have known them, read or heard about them.

While science currently sees the Akashics as a field of information to be studied, people experience the Akashics as a place, a multifaceted realm that can be traveled to and explored. In that ream is the Library where the records of all things are kept including each individual's personal Soul Book. This book is the history of everything your soul has ever done and the plans for it during this lifetime. This book can be read in order to receive further understanding of who you are today and the purposes and goals your soul has set for you. There are also books for businesses, geographical places, buildings, and much, much more.

In the Akashics reside souls which are not currently experiencing embodied life, spirits which work within the Akashics and guides which aid people in their embodied lives. It is a place where you can be introduced consciously to the guides who are assigned to help you throughout your life or for specific projects or the time periods and interact with them. You may communicate with them directly and learn how they can communicate with you.

In the past 100 years, as our world has moved closer to a new age, more and more people have begun to experience heightened awareness of the connectedness of all things, the earth, politics, and personal interactions. More have felt a calling to seek out ways in which to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. Many talented people have found that they can reach the Akashics and ‘read' the information there in order to help others, the most renowned of which being Edgar Cayce. Hundreds have become readers and have helped thousands to learn more about themselves and how to be their best and highest selves.

Now in the Twenty-First Century the Akashics are no longer for the few, but are open to everyone who seeks to find the answers to their questions and to act on what they find. In fact, what most people don't know is that they have always been open to everyone. Every living human being accesses the Akashics naturally while they are sleeping. Those dreams that seem just a bit more real and coherent than the others, where you are talking to someone you know but don't recognize their face, that's the Akashics. You were there. That dream where you are your happiest in that special place where the world is perfect? That's you in the Akashics. That dream where you wake up having figured out the answer to that nagging question magically out of now where? Yep, that's the Akashics too. You're a natural. You're in.

This is in part because of your soul. Many people have taken in the message that our souls are some mystical ‘thing' that is important but separate from our physical selves and daily lives, when the reality is quite different. Our souls give us life and make us unique. Our bodies, our emotions, our intellect are all manifestations of our soul in relationship with the world around us and all other things. We are in an ongoing conversation with ‘all that is' and this is reflected in how we live in the world. However, souls are not small things that hover in our chests or hide at the base of our skulls or live in a nebulous cloud throughout our bodies. Each individual soul is very large and only a small portion of each soul resides in a person. The remainder of the soul remains on the spiritual plane that includes the Akashics.

Imagine if you will a rubber band being stretched in your hands. One part is in your left hand and the other is in your right. If you look at only one hand you could perceive that the rubber band resides only there. But if you look at both you can see that it is all connected and if you move your hands closer together the rubber band relaxes and you are able to easily see that it is one thing. Souls are much like this. When you are in conscious connection with the Akashics your soul moves toward wholeness and you are able receive the benefits of that which can and do include wisdom, healing, empowerment, and knowledge, among others.

There are a multitude of experiences that one can have in the Akashics, too many to number here. The purpose of this class is specifically for you to learn how to access the Akashics in order to read your own Soul book. You will also meet your own guides or those guides who wish to work with you during this process. Reading your Soul book will give you the ability to learn why you are here, what the meaning of your life has been so far, what challenges you are here to work through, what expectations you have for yourself, what are your gifts and abilities, what you are to learn, and who you wanted to become. Among many, many other things! As many questions as you can imagine, there are responses and support in your Soul book.

There are some things that the Akashics are not. They are not a means to see your future. Because each individual has free will, the future cannot be determined. We have the right to choose each action that we take and this makes the future a woven fabric which we are actively weaving each day of our lives, in each moment. Nothing is pre-determined conclusively.
Also, your guides and your Soul book will almost never give ‘yes' or ‘no', ‘right' or ‘wrong' answers. As the purpose of your life is to make choices, make mistakes, learn and grow and most of all experience life, the Akashics and your guides will never state definitively what you should choose. Aggravating as it is, they will only lay out the options and opportunities and help you see the end results each choice might bring.

The Akashics is not a place to try and influence others. Unless you have permission from the other person you will not be allowed to see anyone else's book or to leave them messages or interact with them. The Akashics is a place for personal growth and healing which can help you understand a relationship, for instance, or a tendency you have for picking a specific type of partner, but it will not aid you in interfering directly in the choices you have made or in the choices or lives of others.

So, with all of that said, it's time now to prepare for your own personal adventure in working with the Akashics. Firstly, there are a variety of ways in which people interpret their experiences in the Akashics. No way is better than any other and each is geared to give you the best experience that matches your unique style and gifts.

* Some people tend towards visual imagery and so will see images like still photos, either black or white or color, or they will experience information as if they are seeing a movie play before them. Sometimes they will feel like they are in the movie or in a video game.
* Others are strongest at hearing. They will hear information, but have no pictures to go with the sound. Most often they hear voices, ambient sounds while seeing random colors or some kind of holding pattern.
* And still others are more tactile and so they receive physical sensations or emotions while receiving information directly into their memories. During or after being in the Akashics a partner can ask them pertinent questions such as what their book looked like, what room they were in, or who they interacted with and they will be able to tell you, although their experience of the event was purely tactile.
The first step to traveling to the Akashics is learning how you perceive in the Akashic realm. To do this, let's go through a simple meditation. Make sure that you have paper and a pen or pencil ready, as you will want to write down your results.

Beginning Meditation

* Find a place where you will not be disturbed.
* Sit comfortably in a chair or on the floor making sure that you do not have either your legs or arms crossed.
* Take three deep breaths to calm yourself.
* Close your eyes.
* Feel your body relaxing from the center of your being outward, through your chest, through your arms to your hands, up your back, through your neck and jaw. Relax your face, relax your eyes. Let the relaxation radiate through your pelvis and down your legs until it reaches the very tips of your toes.
* Now that you are relaxed imagine you see a doorway in front of you. Move through that doorway into a room. The room is pleasant and open. At the other end of the room is something sitting, waiting patiently. Move forward and you will see that it is an animal. It is loving and patient and there only for you. Walk up to the animal, touch it gently if you wish, acknowledge it and let it acknowledge you.
* When you are ready, you will see that the animal is sitting in front of another doorway. Open the door and follow your animal through it. Look all around you. See that you are in the most beautiful, loving, wonderful place you can imagine. A place where you feel your best and where everything is perfect and just for you. Look at everything around you. See all the colors; hear all the sounds as they float around you. Feel what it is like to be in this space. Feel it in your body and let your mind know that you are there.
* At your feet there is an object. It is specifically for you. Pick it up and hold it. Feel it in your hand. Look at it closely. Note the color, shape, and weight of it. Hold it to your chest and know that it is specifically for you and that it has great meaning for you. It will always be there when you need it and you can come back to this place at any time.
* Place the object back on the ground. Take one last look around you at everything and let a feeling of peace and contentment settle over you.
* Turn and follow your animal back through the doorway. You are now back in your room. Thank your animal for journeying with you. They will always be there when you need them and you can come to the room at any time you wish. Walk back through the room to the further door and back to your body.
* Take three deep breaths and as you breathe begin to wiggle your toes and your fingers. Take note of the sounds in the room around you.
* Open your eyes.

After the meditation

How you experience this meditation is most likely how you will experience the Akashics. If you were able to see then you will see in the Akashics. If you were able to hear but not see clearly or at all then that will be our experience and more than likely you will want to work with a guide to have them read your book to you or request that the book be and audio book in your case. The information can be provided in any form. If you had tactile sensations then while writing notes about the experience you should note that you are ‘remembering' quite a bit more than you noted while you were having the experience. Trust that what you are writing down is true. For those who are tactile it is sometimes helpful to have a partner during and after the visit that can ask probing questions. This will help you assimilate the information more in real time and can help provide more insight into what you are experiencing.
I recommend working with this meditation daily throughout this week. Journal your experiences to see your progress. Each meditation will be unique and provide you insights into yourself and the world around you. 

Aromatherapy Recipes for Aches and Pains:

Aromatherapy Recipes for Aches and Pains:

Muscle Pain:
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Rosemary
Add 2 drops lavender and 2 drops rosemary oil to 4 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil).  Use for a gentle body massage.

2 drops Lavender
Massage 2 drops undiluted lavender into the temples and the base of the skull.

 Pre-Sports Rub:
2 drops Rosemary
1 drop Lavender
1 drop Eucalyptus
First, blend all the essential oils together, and then add to 4 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil).  Stir gently to mix and apply to the body prior to exercise.

Post-Sports Rub:
2 drops Lavender
1 drop juniper
1 drop Rosemary
Mix the essential oils together, then add to 4 teaspoons of our massage oil base (or any plain base/carrier oil).  Stir gently to mix and apply to body.

Friday, October 21, 2016

One Life Is Spent, the Other Spends Us


One Life Is Spent, the Other Spends Us
One life is spent, the other spends us.
Rarely, they touch -
life a cat for the first time meeting itself in a mirror.
In the world, mirrors are few.
The slightest wind dissolves them.
In a life, the moments of recognition are few.
Consciousness does not hate or love, it neither grieves nor longs.
Walking and breathing are not its nature.
It is.
Yet something passes and ends, grows wet in rain and then dries.
and the small bowl of kibble empties into a delicate, spotted paw,
a tail slightly kinked, a preference for one windowsill
over another.
~ Jane Hirschfield ~

(Given Sugar, Given Salt)

Morning Earth Healing Images 10.21.2016

Morning Earth Healing Images 10.21.2016
Faces everywhere.
The hollowed rock cries out
against the living sea that batters it.
Surf has sculpted many mouths
that scream silently as Munch,
can’t be heard over ocean’s roar.
Should the sea find calm,
I wonder,
would the rock mouths close?
We see faces. Our search target is
each other, emphasis on “Other.”
We search for signals of emotion
to discover our response. If the Other
suffers, can we let that enter us?
Or do we block that face, turn rock,
lock down feeling, turn away?

Daily OM: Worthiness October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016
Accepting Our Calling
by Madisyn Taylor

Our worth of being on the planet at this time cannot be judged as we are all worthy and essential to being here now.

The issue of worthiness may come up in many areas of our lives, as we ask, often unconsciously, whether we are worthy of success, love, happiness, and countless other things, from supportive relationships to a beautiful home. In the end, though, it all comes down to one thing: our willingness to claim our space in this life as humans on this planet at this time. When we accept our divinity, we no longer question whether we are worthy, because we know that we are meant to be here to fulfill a particular purpose, a purpose that no one other than us can fulfill.

There are no replacements who can take over and live our lives for us, no other person who has had the experiences we have had, who has access to the same resources and relationships, who carries the same message to share with the world. Our purpose may be large or small, and in most cases it is multi-leveled, with important actions taking place on the interpersonal level, as well as in terms of the work we do in the world. Small acts of kindness share the stage with large acts of sacrifice, and only through accepting and honoring our divinity can we know what we are called to do and when.

Ultimately, we are all equally, exactly, completely worthy of being here in this life. Moreover, we are all essential to the unfolding plan of which we are each one small, but important, part. If we suffer from low self worth, it is because we have lost track of understanding this truth, and allowing it to guide our actions in the world. Seeing ourselves as part of something larger, as beings called to serve, is the ultimate cure for feelings of unworthiness. In the end, it's not about evaluating ourselves as worthy or unworthy, so much as it's about accepting that we have been called here to serve and taking the steps required to listen and respond to what our lives are asking us to do.

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Remedies

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Remedies

Aromatherapy Recipes for Colds and Flu:

Chest and Sinus Congestion:

2 drops lavender
2 drops tea tree
2 drops Eucalyptus
Boil a pot of water and remove from the stove.  While still steaming, add 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops lavender and 2 drops tea tree. Cover bowl and head with towel and inhale for at least 3 minutes.   KEEP EYES CLOSED.

2 drops lavender
2 drops rosemary
2 drops eucalyptus
Add 2 drops lavender, 2 drops rosemary and 2 drops eucalyptus to 2 teaspoons milk or cream.  Pour into a warm bath, stir water and soak or place in a diffuser and diffuse into your room.

To Ease Sinus Congestion:
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Tea Tree
Boil a pot of water and remove it from the stove.   While it is still steaming, add 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops tea tree.  Immediately cover the pot and head with a towel and inhale for 3 minutes.   Keep eyes closed.

To Ease Coughs:
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Lavender
Boil a pot of water and remove it from the stove. While it is still steaming, add 2 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops lavender.  Immediately cover the pot and head with a towel and inhale for 3 minutes.   Keep eyes closed.

 To Ease Coughs throughout the day:
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Lavender
Add 2 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops lavender to 4 teaspoons of our massage base oil and apply to the throat and chest (this will make enough for several applications).

To Combat colds and flu - daytime:
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Tea Tree
Add 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops lavender, 2 drops peppermint and 2 drops tea tree to a steaming bowl of water - let stand so that the steam diffuses into the room (or add same essential oils to a tea candle diffuser).

To Combat colds and flu - nighttime:
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Tea Tree
Add 2 drops lavender and 2 drops tea tree to a steaming bowl of water - let stand so that the steam diffuses into the room (or add same essential oils to a tea candle diffuser).