Anyone else feeling the crazy effects of last weeks full moon? My ruler planet, Mercury (I’m a virgo) is in retrograde for the majority of the month and it’s just CRAZY! lol. So much going on, trying to stay on track and not lose focus with the upcoming work projects and social events. One thing I told myself a year ago (and double tagged it with New Years resolution), is that I need to take time for myself. This goes for EVERYONE, find those moments in the day, or schedule during the week a time for yourself.
This passed year I added a much more diligent work out routine, but also increased the use of meditation and other mind body and soul routines.
Prayer – Weight Lifting -Yoga- Aroma Therapy – Crystal Healing – Gardening
Above have all been remedies I’ve used since a young age (some more than others), but this passed year I have increased for my benefit to live everyday with much more ease, and with an open heart.
There is no doubt I still have moments of crisis in my mind, and I slap myself back into reality and think of the countless blessings, God, has given me, and a quote my father often uses:
” People do not trip over mountains, but stumble over small pebbles. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed over the mountain…”
I really wanted to just share a heart warming D.I.Y. remedy at home as a back up plan, for when you would like to relax (or relax your partner as a nice treat after their long day at work) and try and set your mind at ease…
-Aroma Therapy Bath Soak-
Full Bathtub: the warmest/hottest (don’t pass out though!) you can go.
Epsom Salt: relax the muscles
Music: Try to stray away from music with lyrics, stick to instrumental tones (string/piano/flute are great). I love Pandora Station: SuchGreatHeights Radio, Paramahansa Yogananda Radio, Yoga Radio, ThePianoGuys Radio.
Lighting: Keep the lighting dim, with accent lights.
-Candles: There is something so soothing about the amber lighting flickering about. I even love the woodwick kind, because it adds that crackling fire effect noise to the whole experience.
-Himalayan Salt Lamps: These lamps are gorgeous, I have 3 in my home, and I WANT MORE. lol. They give off such a beautiful amber glow, cleanse any crystals you may have ( I even put my everyday jewelry with stones/crystals for a “salt bath”), and best part about these beautiful lamps is the reduction of air pollutants and allergens in your home. Go buy them at the nearest Homegoods or metaphysical stores, they carry the cheapest prices compared to “department stores”. If you are in Miami, Fl, please visit FIVE SISTERS, this store is where I buy the majority of my crystals, and do Yoga! Read more about Himalayan Salt HERE.
Favorite Essential Oil: A few drops of your favorite scent, Oils with relaxing properties are lavender, sandal wood, eucalyptus, lemongrass, peppermint…Don’t have any? Want to gift someone afar? Check out the products of Young Living Pure Essential Oils we sell HERE .
After a good 20 minute session in my bath soak, I moisturize with a nice layer of coconut oil, with a few drops of pure essential oil (lavender usually) and apply to my body, temples, and my feet (did you know thats the fastest place to absorb the properties of the essential oil?) and put socks on to lock in the moisture.
I then get my pre-chilled LAVENDER EYE PILLOW by Rachel Weisburg, healing crystals in hand, and continue to listen to the music of my liking. I’ll have my latest novel/play for reading, notebook to write/create thoughts, or my ukulele near by If I feel like, BUT if I find myself deepening into a wave of relaxation, then I will stay in it. Be it that I’m awake or I drift off into a slumber I don’t mind. I’ll grasp on for as long as I can. It’s clear that my body needed it.
I hope you all add this relaxing event to your calendars. I would love to hear how you find a balance with the ever changing occurrences of life. I will be posting more remedies to come! Some baked goods as well with my home grown herbs and spices!