Monday, April 13, 2015

11 Magical Life Hacks -- Everyday Activities that Double as Magical Acts

While reading Real Simple magazine yesterday, I was struck by how much we all love a good "life hack" these days. You know, like using olive oil to remove tree sap stains, or a salad spinner to help dry your sweaters faster. With that in mind, I thought I'd present 10 magical life hacks. These are essentially everyday activities that can help you create positive change in your life...that double as things you'd probably do anyway.



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1. Brushing your teeth to call in blessings. In Chinese face reading, the mouth symbolizes the place where we draw in blessings and abundance of all varieties. If you think about it, this is very apt, as it's quite literally the place where we draw in just about everything we need to sustain us, namely air, water, and food. As such, when you brush and care for your teeth, you can do so with the intention to clear the way for minty-fresh blessings to enter your life experience. And the repetition - as most of us brush our teeth at least twice per day - makes this one especially powerful.
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2. Cleaning out your purse (or wallet) to establish clarity and calm. Remember that part in Amelie when the narrator says, "She likes to empty out her purse, clean it thoroughly, and finally, put everything away carefully"? It truly is a likable pursuit! With such a limited area, it can't possibly take more than 20 minutes, and it leaves you feeling so clear, calm, and ready for everything.

3. Vacuuming the floor to improve your mood. Have you ever really / really really ever loved / a vacuum? I have. Regardless of how stressed, frazzled, or down you may be, it only takes five minutes to vacuum a room, and then boom: you feel pretty darn great.

4. Choosing an outfit to choose the tone of your day. When choosing what to wear, you can ask yourself "How do I want to feel today? How do I really want to feel?" You can tune into the colors and touch the fabrics and notice whether your mood goes up or down, or whether your sense of joy expands or contracts. This will enhance your personal essence, and nourish your soul, and align you with your most authentic desires.

5. Rolling up loose change to activate your finances. Whenever it's time to roll up the loose change, I get excited. I play music, burn incense, and get into the fun of it. After all, a bowl of old change feels sort of stagnant and useless, but rolled up it becomes currency and prepares to enter back into the universal flow. When performed with this awareness, rolling up your nickles and dimes can't help but activate your finances in the process.

6. Replacing your welcome mat to draw in beautiful new life conditions. When your old welcome mat has seen better days, what could be a more potent symbolic act than literally laying out a brand new one? Particularly when you choose exactly what it is that you're welcoming in: abundance? Nourishing friendships? Laughter? Romance? Success? Joy? Or why play small? Go with all of the above.

7. Arranging your bedroom to create the space for romance. If you want to experience romance, simply setting the scene for it can work as a powerful catalyst. Never underestimate its power to call in exactly the romance you crave. Take your time and choose the colors, textures, and images that feel romantic to you, and fine tune them until they feel just right.

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8. Watering your plants to activate and enlist their magical properties. Plants always have their own magical signature. For example, ivy is highly protective, African violets have peaceful and loving vibrations, and jade plants emanate the energy of wealth. When you water your plants, be aware that you're contributing to their well-being. In addition to water, send them love and appreciation and silently request that they help you by sharing their healing vibration with you and your space.

9. Drinking water to fine tune your energy field and emotions. Water powerfully holds vibrations and can easily be transformed into a potion for any kind of energetic or emotional shift you desire. Working with flower essences or gem elixirs can help with this, or you can simply take a moment to bless your water and infuse it with a specific energetic and/or emotional quality of your choice.

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10. Petting or brushing your companion animal to magnetize good luck. Dogs and cats are both considered to be luck bringers, and lovingly caring for a dog or cat always blesses you with luck. When you next groom your furry friend, know that every ounce of happiness and comfort that you bestow upon him or her will swiftly return to you, multiplied.

11. Making earth-friendly decisions so that all your needs are met and provided for. Our lives are inextricably interwoven with that of our beautiful Mother Earth. And it is her intention to provide plenty of food, water, shelter, and resources to every single one of her beloved children. When we honor and revere her generosity by recycling, reducing, reusing, and generally not being wasteful, we are far less likely to want for anything. This principle has been made famous by the precept waste not, want not. It's famous because it's true.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

GIVEAWAY! -- Enter to win one of THREE signed copies of Holistic Energy Magic

I'm giving away three signed copies of my new book! To enter, just follow the directions in the widget below. 

Here's the back cover description of the book. (And you can view it on Amazon here.)

Magic Anytime, Anywhere

You are a magical being! Access your natural abilities to create positive change and manifest success in every area of your life. Interweaving both ancient and modern spiritual techniques in a uniquely accessible way, this book will help you transform your personal challenges into beautiful opportunities for growth, expansion, and new understanding.

Holistic Energy Magic provides instructions for tool-free magic and important insights into the foundations of personal power: intention, visualization, symbolic action, grateful expectation, and alignment with All That Is. In this exceptionally empowering book, you'll learn how to:

  • Cultivate and deepen your relationship with the five elements
  • Develop your invisible magical toolbox
  • Create an energetic palette of color, light, crystals, flowers, and sounds
  • Develop working relationships with angels, ancestors, animals, and other allies
  • Interpret symbols and dreams for deeper alignment with All That Is

Complete with a spellbook of charms and invocations for protection, serenity, love, and prosperity, this book shares the precious secrets of attuning your life to the frequency of your truest and most authentic desires. 


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Are you from outer space? -- 5 signs you're an incarnated star person

OK, I know it may sound crazy to some. But lately in my intuitive counseling practice, I've been encountering people with galactic identities - i.e. past or parallel, non-human lives on other planets or in space. Apparently, at this moment it seems to be of particular importance that these star people remember their galactic identities. In fact, it appears that there's something these star people have come here to do, namely to help heal the earth and shift human consciousness.                      

Do you feel like this might describe you? If so, here are some clues I've gleaned from my sessions and intuitive insights to help you be more certain of your galactic identity and your connection with the stars.

1. You have suspected this before. The title of this blog post in no way seems crazy to you. Looking to the starry skies, you have sensed that they were your home. You've looked around in human settings and thought, "I don't fit in here. This isn't where I'm from." You may even have some sort of recollection of journeying to earth from outer space, or of communing with beings from another planet.

2. You often find it difficult to accept or understand the behavior of other humans. While many earthlings who aren't star people also feel this way, you feel it particularly strongly. The cruelty and violence you perceive in human behavior makes it difficult for you to identify with the human race as a whole, and you in some way refuse to accept that this is truly who you are.

3. You feel that there is a beat to which almost everyone marches, and it is completely out of sync with your personal rhythm. When you dance, you may even literally dance to a rhythm that isn't the one heard by the others on the dance floor. Other behaviors that require falling into a human rhythm - such as driving or maneuvering through a crowded area on foot - don't seem to come totally naturally to you.

4. When you watch a sci-fi movie set in space, you experience a powerful reaction. Depending on your prior life experience as a star being, the movie may feel cozy or terrifying, or perhaps fill you with an aching longing. Regardless of the reaction, it somehow seems out of proportion to the film itself.

5. You are being drawn to step more fully into your power at this precise moment, because you sense on some level that there is something important you came here to do. Instead of continuing to believe the old story that you are different because there is something wrong with you, you are currently feeling the call to recall your true identity as a leader, healer, activist, and/or consciousness-shifter.

If this sounds like you, and your suspicion about your galactic identity has been validated, it is of extreme importance that you remember that you chose to be incarnated at this particular moment: you came here for a reason. And if you relax and trust yourself, you'll find that you know exactly what that reason is. Remembering and embracing this will make being on earth easier for you, and will help you channel your unique and considerable spiritual gifts. In addition to bringing you a sense of relief, this will also (through you and your actions) bring great blessings and benefits to the world.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Mirrored Sphere--an easy, effective protection visualization you can use in a pinch

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The "mirrored sphere" visualization is part protective bubble, part ninja invisibility cloak. When I was still a resident of a big city, I found it invaluable for times when I needed an extra dose of protection, as well as times when I simply preferred not to be looked at (i.e. creepy stare moments).

Plus, it's really simple! All you do is visualize a huge, mirrored sphere around yourself, instantly reflecting any and all energies pointed your way right back to where they came from. This way, if a person is directing envy, unwelcome lust, or any other undesired thought form your way, it will bounce right off you and go back to its source. And, if someone is leering at you or simply making you uncomfortable or self-conscious, they will no longer see you, but will rather see some form of his or her own reflection. On really sunny days, they might also be sort of energetically blinded, causing them to avert their eyes.

(This is an adapted excerpt from the Your Invisible Magical Toolbox chapter of my forthcoming book, Holistic Energy Magic.)


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year! -- 5 little ways to make this your luckiest one yet

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It's the Year of the Yin Wood Sheep! The day of the lunar new year (today) and the following days are traditionally observed with luck-enhancing activities. Here are five of them.

1. Greet others with well wishes. What we sends out comes back to us. So send out positivity on the wings of verbal well wishes. Here, I'll demonstrate: I wish you blessings of health, wealth, happiness, success, and love! (I mean honestly though, I really do!)

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2. Eat noodles. Make a dish of chow mein (or even spaghetti or linguini), and don't break the noodles before you boil them. Affirm that the length of the noodles is a symbol of a long and healthy life, season with a little cayenne to fuel the meal with fiery vitality, and then internalize the energy as you eat...And, of course, share the longevity with others if you so desire.

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3. Wear bright red. (Or paint your toenails red, or apply your brightest red lipstick.) Red is the perennial color of positivity, happiness, and luck, and wearing it today and over the next week will help infuse your entire lunar year with fortunate blessings.

4. Shake a rattle or bang on pots and pans. ...Or bang a drum, or hit a gong, or clap really loudly, or...basically make a big racket. Firecrackers are traditionally employed for this purpose, but other loud noises will also work to clear the stagnant energy from the old year and make room for the most positivity possible in the year ahead.

5. Eat an orange or a tangerine. As a symbol of wealth and success, a tangerine or orange can also help increase your luck in the year ahead. First hold it in both hands and visualize it being filled with very bright orange light and the energy of prosperity. Then, mindfully, eat.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Step Into Your Power...Even More! (Video)

You've been hearing the guidance, haven't you? It's time to embody your magical and spiritual power even more than ever before. We are the medicine people and sacred artists of our time, and now is the moment for us to turn up the volume on our efforts to help heal and bring peace to our fellow creatures and our beloved planet. This video includes a pep talk and a guided meditation.


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