Nearly two years have passed since I first wrote about my idea to experiment with manifestation. I told you I would give it an honest try and see what happened, and I sure did, so I’m circling back to give you the juicy tidbits I learned along the way.
Plants! Whether you live in a jungle, a concrete jungle, or somewhere in between, chances are you’ve walked past at least one plant today. You may have passed by without a mere thought in its direction, but next time you may want to pause for a second and say hi!
Just like us, plants are expressions of life. Every living thing is an outward expression of life. If you take a moment to truly stop and look, you can get a sense of the kind of life each living thing is expressing. Take looking at a person, for example. Just by watching someone, you can read their facial expression, their body language, perhaps even the type of energy they embody. Taking the time to note these characteristics can give you helpful information. In much the same way, you can get to know plants, and I’d like to share how this can be helpful to you too.
Did you miss me?
If you did, I’m happy I found you again. If you didn’t, I’m happy you were okay with me taking some time to be with myself.
Who’s afraid of the big bad super blood wolf moon? Not us! The name might sound menacing, but all it means is that the first full moon of the year is featuring a lunar eclipse! This Sunday, the Leo full moon will appear closer and larger than usual. Eclipses are said to be catalysts for change, and this one will be no exception; astrologers have been warning us about the life changing aspects of this phenomenon for weeks! Read on for more information on how to harness the Big Moon Energy for good.
The darkest times are over, really: December 21st brought us the longest night of the year, also known as the winter solstice, and with it, the year’s longest visible full moon. To see the culmination of our darkest nights meet the bright glow of our fully illuminated moon was a powerful reminder that just as the sky can move from shadows into light, so can our consciousness. It is no new school of thought to view the end of the year as a time to shed what is no longer serving us, and direct our focus where it is truly needed. But this isn’t just a time to make a new year’s resolution and call it a day (or night); it is a time to reflect inward on what truly matters to you, and how you can move forward with intent to better align your life with your soul’s purpose. This journal meditation will assist you in processing what you have been through, so you can learn from it and decide where to go from here.
Do any of you feel affected by the full moon? I catch myself feeling my strangest at times when the moon is nearly or actually full. Sometimes my feelings are so intense I just want to sleep them off. The night of and three days before and after the full moon are energetically powerful times, so much so that I hardly want to do anything at all! So I came up with a gentle full moon ritual that even the most weary witch can muster (also useful up to three days after the full moon).
Is there something following you around? I’m not talking about your shadow or your adorable cat, I’m talking about that baggage, girl. Have you ever had something occupy your thoughts and cloud your mood even when you’re totally removed from the situation for the time being? If you’ve faced a sad situation that’s making you bummed way after the fact, or a stressful situation you can’t seem to shake even after you’ve left, or if you just need help feeling positive right now, hear me out! There’s one simple way you can look at little moments that will spill over to brightening up your whole life. It’s a bite-size present moment meditation available to go, and it goes like this:
I spend a lot of time by myself and sometimes thoughts come to me out of nowhere. They just appear and they start to make a lot of sense. I think of them as messages. One came to me the other day:
“The universe breathes through you.”
Your energy! Your excitement! Your life force that makes you YOU! Your personal little energetic field is valuable and worth keeping careful watch over. If you have ever been in a situation where you felt drained afterwards, you know what it’s like to have your energy drained. Read on for a few simple ways you can protect that precious energy!
I’M BACK after having a very intense emotional experience during our last full moon. Did you feel it too? Apparently there are a lot of funky cosmic shifts going on (but then again, when is that not true?) and although I felt like I should have harnessed some of that energy to generate some fun full moon content, I ended up getting so swept up in the intensity of my feelings that all I could do was just be. But I did a lot of thinking about what it is I’m trying to do on this giant rock in space, and what I want to manifest. And how do you manifest stuff anyway?
Witchy friends, I might be all about good vibes and rainbows, but it would be dishonest not to acknowledge the clouds too. I’m not a perfectly enlightened guru chilling on top of a mountain giving lofty advice to weary travelers. I’m a weary traveler too, searching as much for inner peace and wisdom as anyone else. We are on this path together, so let us discover together. Today I’m suggesting we share a spiritual experiment: let’s try our hands at manifesting the lives we want to create for ourselves.