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House Cleansing – how important is it really?

Today I travelled to a client’s home to do some house cleansing. I realised on the way that few people understand the importance of this task. Just as a house can become dusty from wind blowing into the house through open windows, vents etc…so it can be dusty from spirits or entities floating in from the outside through a window, or vent, or even through the front door. While most spiritual visits can be quite calm, and uneventful, some, as in this client’s spiritual visit, can be quite upsetting as well as disrupting to the entire family unit, including pets.

The usual method is to use White Sage as a smudge to cleanse the entire house from top to bottom.

How to cleanse any home or workspace removing negative entities and energies

Regarding the smudge ceremony, remember that no matter the details of your actions, God knows what you are trying to do, and in the end you can’t do it wrong, there is no wrong, God and the Master Spirit guides in the world unseen, will understand your actions and bless your efforts.

Well first of all, I use sage or sage with sweet grass. I pick a time when I’m not likely to be interrupted, and also pick some appropriate music to play. Not important if it’s not possible.
Then I say a prayer asking God and my spirit guides to be with me and guide my actions. Personally I use the “Light Invocation” by Dael Walker and repeat it three times as he suggested.

“I invoke the light of the God within I am a clear and perfect channel Light is my guide”

The smudge stick is sometimes hard to keep smouldering so when you first light it, blow out the flame after it gets going and then blow into the smouldering embers to really let it take hold or else it might burn out. If it does burn out, just re-light it again and keep going.

After I get the stick smouldering, I ask the smoke be blessed and that it will trap any and all negative entities and energies. The first thing I smudge is myself starting with the bottoms of my feet and then working the smoke up around my body and around my head and crown chakra.

After that is done I start at a doorway and direct the smoke completely around the doorframe, you will repeat this in every room starting at the entry doorway to each room and the front and back or side doors to the apartment or house.

After the doorways just go around the room to the four corners and then down the middle with a circular motion.

Don’t forget to open closet doors and drawers to chests and cabinets also before you begin. The mental image is as if you were about to fumigate the property for bugs, the idea is to let the smudge smoke get into and around everything within the home or office. Instead of getting rid of bugs, you are getting rid of negative entities and energies.

When you have completed every room, and then say another prayer, thanking God and your spirit guides for help and blessings asking that all the smoke carry away all negative entities and energies out away from your home or office.

Open as many windows and doors as is practical to allow the smoke to be purged from the interior and fresh air and chi to flow back into your living or work space. The idea is the smoke traps the unwanted stuff and then you let it out through the windows and open doors.

I always burn some good smelling incense at the beginning of the ceremony to help cover the pot-like smelling sage.

If possible I also light a few candles and create a makeshift alter with the candles and a few crystals of what ever you might have before I begin, to help act as centre place for my prayers and smudge lighting.

To help direct the smoke into drawers and closets, you can either use a feather if you have one or just use your hand in a fanning motion.

One other practical matter, sometimes smouldering pieces of ash from the sage or string the binds the sage will tend to drop to the floor so to prevent burn spots on your floor, it might be best to try and use a paper plate or something to catch the ash during the smudging.

Another alternative to a smudge “stick” bundle would be to burn loose sage in a dish or bowl, (try a metal or shell bowl / dish, which would prevent the smouldering ash problem.

This ceremony does tend to drain the person doing it, so allow so rest time for afterward. You may notice the difference of energy right away or especially the next day, as will visitors to your home or work space.

One last item, should you have any crystals or rocks in your space, you may want to raise their vibration after the smudging by ringing a bell, or ringing a brass bowl near where they sit. Finally put out the smudge and after closing the windows and doors sit down and relax for a while and begin to enjoy your cleansed environment.

You might want to redo the smudge ceremony at least every 6 months, or more often, if you feel the need. You might want to try and time the smudging to a “new moon” or at the change of seasons.

Remember God and your spirit guides understand what you are trying to do, so THERE IS NO WRONG WAY to do it. You may want to include some of your favourite readings, or do this with a loved one. Basically that’s it, good luck and be well.

Good luck and Bright Blessings

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Zen Cards 14th January Reading

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Today I have chosen a three card reading. Something that has happened recently is that after the shift from the 20/12/12, it appears that there is indeed a feeling of “out with the olde and in with the newe”. So today I have chosen this deck for that reason.
As I was shuffling the cards, each of these three cards jumped out as though telling me I needed three cards instead of just one.

The first card that jumped out was the II – Inner Voice.
It speaks not  in words, yet in the wordless language of The Heart. It is like an Oracle who only speaks The Truth.

To find your own Truth – that truth that resonates to You and You alone, there is nothing more in the whole existence to find. Truth is functioning through you. When you open your eyes, it is Truth opening it’s eyes. When you close your eyes, it is Truth closing it’s eyes. If it had a face, it would be like the face in the centre of this card – alert, watchful, and able to accept both the dark and the light, symbolised by the two hands holding the crystal.
Meditate on this card and come to know Your own Truth, that which you hear in your soul. That which is to be found at the very depths of who you Truly are.

The next card that jumped out is Slowing Down – Knight of Rainbows.
This card is a reminder that, just like this tortoise, we carry our home with us where ever we go. There is no need to hurry, no need to seek shelter elsewhere. Even as we move into the depths of the emotional waters, we can remain self-contained and free from attachments. When you slow down, you are at ease with yourself. You have time to be mindful and live in the here and now. Walking is Zen. Sitting is Zen. Talking or silent, moving or unmoving, the essence is at ease. While slowing down, you are able to watch and observe, relax, and know inner peace.

The last card that jumped out is XiV-Integration
The image of this card is the fusion of opposites. This is a commuication between the previously experienced dualities of life. They work together to create a unified whole turning endlessly one into the other. Continuing from the very heart and soul within you to unify that gap that needs to be healed. It is about coming together – both sides of the coin, not necessarily opposites, yet yin and yang to eventually co-exist in the here and now. There is a time during the day, right before night fall that is the unified time to bring both day and night together. It is called dusk. Similarly there is a time right before the sunrise in the morning that unifies night and day. At each of these times, there is no night, no day, yet both – co-existing in the one environment.

Allow yourself to co-exist in this world to bring that inner peace, and therefore that inner voice of intuition to your soul.
Namaste

 

 

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Thursday 3rd January

Cards Chosen: Osho Zen

Card: The Master

His Disciples gather around him to soak up his presence and to be inspired..
His Disciples gather around him to soak up his presence and to be inspired..

Official Meaning: The Master in Zen is not a master of others, yet a master of himself. His every gesture and his every word reflect his enlightened state. He has no private goals, no desire that anything should be other than the way it is. His disciples gather around him, not to follow him, rather to soak up his presence and be inspired by his example. In his eyes, they find their own truth reflected, and in his silence, they fall more easily into the silence of their own beings.
The Master welcomes his disciples, not because he wants to lead them, but because he has so much to share. Together they create an energy field that supports each unique individual in finding his or her own light.
Beyond Mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic, that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea – and there is no experiment up to now that has found any center in the brain which corresponds awareness. The whole work of meditation is to make you aware of all that is “mind” and dis-identify yourself from it. That very separation is the greatest revolution that can happen to man.

Intuitive Meaning: The Master is full of wisdom, truth, and true meaning – or knowledge. He is the very epitome of the ancient, tranquility that does not need to impress, yet inspires the consciousness to profound understanding of The Universe and all that there is. He is simply here – in the NOW that is. He is all knowing, all seeing, and all hearing. It is the little nuances that happen in life which are nurtured and grown within him, to inspire to others their aspirations of life. I am The Master.

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Come and Hear Them Sing

Crystal singing bowls are made from 99.992% pure crushed quartz and heated to about 4000 degrees in a centrifugal mold.

They are available in clear or frosted bowls in a variety of sizes. The bowls emit a powerful and pure resonance. The larger bowls are much more reverberant, with the tone lingering longer, simply because of the size and amount of crystal. The sound emitted from Crystal Singing Bowls is known to have healing effects.

Some crystal singing bowls even harmonize with other bowls, and when played simultaneously, the effect is exquisite and synergistic.

Important

Don’t forget to use the bowl to cleanse your crystals as well (Don’t forget to immerse your crystals in spring or rain water to prevent the vibration of the crystals harming your bowl or the crystals

How they Work?

When you run a wet finger around the rim of a wine glass or goblet, it makes a singing sound, which varies depending on the size and thickness of the glass. The rotating pressure from your finger causes the glass to vibrate, and produce a sound.

Crystal singing bowls also work on the same principle. With the bowls, you use a mallet, (this is a length of hard wood with a neutral rubber cover instead of your finger. You circle this mallet around the outside rim of the bowl, and an enchanting sound is emitted from it. The sound goes on even long after you have stopped circling the bowl.

For sound to be produced, some sort of movement needs to be generated. In a Guitar or a drum you can see the movements. In crystal singing bowls the sides of the bowl actually move when it is being played, and can be felt if we touch them.

For more information on these beautiful Crystal Singing Bowls, please see full article

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Star Gem Kits

star kits gemini star kits leo star kits libra star kits sagittariusStar Kits are one of our most popular Gem Kits of all. Representing the twelve zodiacal star signs, you receive three alternate star gems in each kit, plus an overview of your star sign, and a drawstring bag in which to keep your personal star gems.

Our choice of gems for each sign is only a starting point for your explorations. Each Star Gems Kit has been chosen with the best energies appropriate to that gem and the reaction to the other gems within the kit.  However, just as the Sun sign is a starting point in an astrological chart. your intuitive attraction to a gem is the best sign of all.

Aquarius:20th of January to 18th of February – Amethyst, Tiger eye and Smoky Quartz

Pisces:19th February to 20th March – Amethyst, Hematite and Clear Quartz

Aries: 21st March to 20th April – Bloodstone, Hematite and Aventurine

Taurus: 21st April to 21st May – Amethyst, Blue Lace Agate and Clear Quartz

Gemini: 22nd May – 21st June – Moss Agate, Rhodonite and Rose Quartz

Cancer: 22nd June – 22nd July – Moonstone, Citrine and Sodalite

Leo: 23rd July to 22nd August – Rose Quartz, Tigereye, and Clear Quartz

Virgo:23rd August to 22nd September – Amethyst, Smoky Quartz and Clear Quartz

Libra: 23rd September to 22nd October – Red Jasper, Rose Quartz and Moss Agate

Scorpio:23rd October to 22nd November – Rhodonite, Blue Lace Agate and Black Obsidian

Sagittarius:23rd November to 22nd December – Turquoise, Aquamarine and Smoky Quartz

Capricorn:21st December to 19th January – Amethyst, Tourmalinated Quartz and Clear Quartz

Each kit is $12.50 you can purchase them on our online store.

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Crystals anyone??

At our shop at Ettalong Beach, we have a range of crystals for healing, wearing, chakras positioning, laying on of stones, or simply “just to have”.

There are a range of small tumbled stones for many healing purposes:

AGATE smallAgate, Amazonite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Chrysoprase, Carnelian Agate, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Hematite,  Jasper, Pyrite, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Obsidian, Malachite, and many more – these are only $3.00 each. Use them in your “laying on of stones” for crystal and spiritual healing.

 

 

Then we have some really great crystal points which are useful as an OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAextension of your own hand. These all range in price, depending upon size and thickness of the stone. We have: Blue Lace Agate, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Jet, Fluorite and more.

amethyst1If you are looking for chunks of Rose Quartz, or Amethyst Crystals, we have these also ranging in price from $15.00 per piece. Have some Rose Quartz in your bedroom – for Love and Tranquility.

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Tibetan Singing Bowls

Hand Beaten Tibetan Singing Bowls have a beautiful ring to them when the rubbing stick is rubbed around the lip-edge of the bowl. However did you know that they have an improved “healing” effect when they are gently struck in a “North-South-East-West” direction at the lip edge directly?

It is the vibration of these bowls that when struck gives the most beneficial effect to one’s auric body. Even when one is not very close to the vibration, it tends to have a ripple effect which vibrates throughout the room when a bowl is struck.

Each bowl, reacts differently to each person, and vice versa. It is important to try each bowl out for the individual before purchasing in order to get the feel of the bowl. Although it is not essential that this be done, as a keen ear and a “sensitive” can most certainly hear the desired subtle qualities even over the phone.

According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 – 480 B.C.). The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.

Singing bowls produce sounds, which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the ultimate goal being enlightenment.They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls throughout the world.

A metallurgical analysis, done by the British Museum in London, reveals that the instruments are made of a 12-metal alloy consisting of silver, nickel, copper,zinc, antimony, tin, lead, cobalt, bismuth, arsenic, cadmium and iron. Now a lost art, it appears that this quality of bowl cannot be reproduced today.

In addition to their traditional usage for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing, and World music. Many people find that the rich blend of harmonic overtones which the bells produce have a direct affect upon their chakras.

Playing the bowls usually causes an immediate centering effect. The tones set up a”frequency following response” that creates balancing left/right brain synchronization. Meditating on the subtle sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl tunes one in to the universal sound within and without.

Previously used in Tibet for meditation and ceremonial purposes, Tibetan Singing Bowls ares truck with a padded mallet or rubbed around the rim with a playing mallet to produce a fascinating blend of harmonic resonance’s and rich overtones.

Tibetan singing bowls or Himalayan “singing bowls” are dynamically resonant producing soothing overtones…called singing bowls because when rubbed in a circular movement along the outside lip with a striker, a clear and beautiful sound is released. The sound is definitely soothing. The sound frequency is definitely richer when the cushion is used with the bowls Imagine using the singing bowl to free up the tensions of stressed children or for us busy adults. Each bowl is cast from a secret formula of metal alloys,and then hammered into shape. As such exact dimensions and shape will vary somewhat from bowl to bowl.

For more information on these beautiful Tibetan Singing bowls, please read this article.  Or to purchase one from our online website