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    Where to Build Your Home And Where I Built Mine

    Where to Build Your Home and Where I Built Mine: Building Shelter for the Extremes in Life I was rereading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, and this time taking notes while I focused on applying what I was reading to my current life situation, when I had another epiphany. (Two in one week!) It is also important to note that I had finished watching her TED talk on Success, Failure, and the Drive to Keep Creating. (It is a short one, less than ten minutes. Watch it please.) For Elizabeth, writing was her home. She explained that this home was built on the sweet spot between…

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    Control Your Own Happiness

    I was having some really hard days when I wrote this. I was crying, depressed, anxious. And I wanted out. So I decided to take control of my happiness. And here is that story. I’ve been having more days than not lately where I feel sad. More days than not where I am crying. I think about the life I cannot have right now, due to life circumstances, and I weep. I try, and fail, to make the best use of the single room I share with my husband. And I cry. For me, this sadness is a warning that depression is coming. Dealing with this is draining. I have…

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    Discover Your Greatest Tool – Your Intuition

    Many people don’t use one of the greatest tools they have. And many others use it without ever developing this tool. So what am I talking about? Intuition of course! ¬†About Intuition: Intuition is commonly misunderstood as just a “women’s” thing or that it is only a warning system. But I can tell you that intuition is so much more than that! Intuition is the ability to know something before reasoning has taken place, or without prior learned knowledge. You just know something. It pops into your conscious. Almost like one of those annoying pop-ups on websites. Everyone has this ability. And everyone can develop this tool within themselves and…

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    Full Moon Ritual: Cleanse and Prepare

    Dreams often tell us things. They help us sort through our consciousness and create understanding. But they can also contain messages and prophecies. And in my case, deliver a Full Moon Ritual! The shop has many items. On the counter is a basket of candles on sticks. The candles are no bigger than the average crayon. The sign says the whole basket is for $5. I can afford that, but my intuition tells me that they don’t belong there. I ask the woman behind the counter. She informs me that they indeed do not belong there and takes me to the correct display. I cannot afford all of them, so…

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    Moving Beyond the Binary: My Experience with Masculine/Feminine Energy

    This post is not to rail against people who prefer to label their personal energy using the feminine/masculine dichotomy. The intention of this post is to provide an alternative look on energy and present my reasoning for why I don’t subscribe to the binary. TW: mention of menstruation. Energy is a part of everything. We, humans, have energy systems. So do plants, animals, cosmic bodies, the universe, spirits, etc. How we each feel and interact with those energies differ. As a cis-woman living in the culture of the United States, I was told (explicitly and implicitly) that I am worth less than a man. The Feminine/Masculine energy binary told me…

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    My Top 5 Healing Crystals – Do you own them?

    Crystals are so amazing! They have so many different energetic associations and uses. Here we are talking about my top 5 healing crystals. Card from the Animal Kin Oracle by Sarah Wilder at The Fifth Element Life Crystals have their own energies and vibrations. Some are better suited for bolstering protection, others for enhancing psychic abilities. Many have multiple purposes. The crystals below are some that I personally love for working with healing. Top 5 Healing Crystals Rose Quartz – Rose Quartz is a beautiful stone closely connected to the heart. I particularly love this one because at the center of many mental health issues is a struggle to love…

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    Lumina Tarot : II. High Priestess

    II: The High Priestess The mirror clouds over in purple smoke and an individual appears. Their eyes draw over you, evaluating you. You begin to ask your questions. Question after question running out of your mouth. You barely gasp for air between each one. You are desperate for insight and arcane wisdom. The individual begins to ask these questions back to you. They echo in your mind. But before the individual vanishes from the mirror, they give a gift. One of inner power for you to sort through your own questions and find the knowledge you have within. “Go within.” The High Priestess is a card of looking within. They…