Cleansing Your Home: Let the Sunshine In

Fire Cleanse

Greetings beloveds,

Spring is here and it’s time to let that fire energy cleanse our souls and homes. Now, let’s not set a fire in the middle of the room or anything. Oh no there’s a much easier way to let the energy of rebirth and regeneration cleanse your space. Here are three examples to get you started.

  1. Open the curtains and let the sun in!
  2. Light candles: Choose spring time scents like lemon, eucalyptus, orange, rose, lavender, peach or gardenia to change the energy of your home.
  3. Experiment through lighting options: check out different types of light bulbs and wattage
  4. Meditate on light moving through each room of your home clearing the energy.
  5. Invite the fire animals to protect and transmute the energy of your home to best serve you.

How do you use the energy of fire to clear your home?

-Rose

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Clearing it Out: Yoga for Elimination

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Greetings beloveds,

To go with this months theme of clearing it out, I want to share with you all some yoga poses that support digestion followed by a quick flow. Enjoy!

Stimulates Digestion

Warrior II – Counterpose: Downward Facing dog

Warrior I – Counterpose: Downward facing dog

Revolved Extended Side-Angle – Counterpose: standing forward bend

Revolved triangle – Counterpose: Standing forward bend

Chair – Counterpose: standing forward bend

Cobra – Counterpose: Childs pose/lying on belly

Camel – Counterpose: standing forward bend/childs pose

Bridge (pg106) Counterpose: Knee to chest

Bow – Counterpose: lying on belly/childs pose/ downward-facing dog

Locust – Counterpose: Lying on belly/childs pose

 

  Simple Seated Twist – Counterpose: staff

 

  Standing forward bend

  Open-Angle – Counterpose: knees-to-chest

  Splits –  Counterpose: downward facing dog

 

Start seated with your legs crossed comfortably. Inhale feeling your back lengthen and straighten as you do. Place your right hand behind you and exhale into a twist bringing your left hand onto your right knee for seated spinal twist. Hold here for 3 breaths.

Now extend your legs in front of you into staff making sure your spine is straight by imagining each vertebrae stacking one on top of the other. Inhale arms overhead and exhale bending at the waist into forward bend. Hold for as long as you need.

Inhale slowly raising your arms overhead and exhale lowering your arms. Repeat 2 times.

Next, spread your legs as far apart as is comfortable for you into a v shape. Inhale arms up exhale bending at the waist placing your hands on the floor in front of you where ever you feel comfortable for open angle. Hold for 2 breaths then on your next inhale raise up slightly and on the exhale bend forward from the waist lowering deeper into the pose. Hold here for 2 breaths. Repeat as many times as you like until you have reached the deepest pose for you.

Now inhale slowly raising up out of the pose and find yourself in legs together, abdominal muscles activated, arms comfortable at your side. Inhale raising your arms overhead letting your shoulders slide gently down holding your arms parallel to each other elbows and palms facing inwards into Mountain pose. Take 2 breaths and then exhale lowering your arms as you do so. Repeat 2 times. On the third, exhale bend forward at the waist for standing forward bend. Repeat this again 2 times. Return to standing position arms lowered at your sides once again.

Plant your right food firmly on the ground at the front of your mat if you are using one, feeling each toe connect with the ground. Step your left foot back behind you with your foot turned out. Align yourself until your hips are squared. Inhale slightly up and exhale bending forward at the waist placing your hands upon the ground or blocks if needed. Exhale, rotating your core and bringing your left arm up so your fingertips are facing the ceiling or sky. Let your head follow the stretch of your arm looking upward into Revolved Triangle. Hold for 2 breaths or longer if desired. When ready, exhale lowering your left arm down along with rotating your core back towards the ground. Inhale, slowly raising up from the waist bring your arms arms to rest on your hips.

Inhale rising up slightly. Exhale bending your right knee at a 90 degree angle into lunge, your left foot turned outwards. Place your hands firmly either on your knee to steady yourself. When you’re ready inhale your arms up in the same fashion used in Mountain pose for Warrior. Breath here, using your feet to feel the connection to the ground. Your weight should be centered in your hips, your core strong supporting your upper body. Hold here for 4 breaths. Inhale raising up just slightly and exhale releasing your arms back to your knee.

On your next exhale place your right arm on the outside of your upper right thigh rotating your core but leaving your left arm still on your knee. Inhale, and on your next exhale hook your left arm pit as deeply as you can into your knee letting your right arm lift up extending overhead. This should create a relatively straight line down from the fingertips of your right hand down to your left foot. Breathe here in Revolved Extended Side-Angle. If you are feeling too challenged here, lower that right arm and raise your left forearm to bring your hands into prayer pose. Your core still rotated to the right. Hold and breathe here. When you are ready, exhale lowering that left arm to the ground placing your right hand on your right hip. Inhale, raise up slightly moving your left arm to your right knee and bring your right hand to meet it there.

Both hands resting upon your knee on your next inhale step your left leg forward both feet together knees slightly bent. Steady your yourself and inhale slowly rising up into standing. Repeat again on your left side.

Once done, standing tall inhale your arms up overhead into Mountain and then exhale releasing your arms to your side. Repeat as many times as desired. On your last exhale bring your hands together in Prayer pose at your heart chakra.

Namaste.

With love,

-Rose

 

Clear it Out: A Smoothie for Releasing

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I hope you all are having a beautiful new year. With the setting of goals, intentions, and resolutions many are looking to change, renew, or improve their health through their eating habits and lifestyle. For me, this past year has been a struggle for me to maintain a consistent diet (eating habits) and movement schedule. I would get into a good flow and then get scooped out of it through travel, work obligations, spiritual quests, and emotional personal events. The blessing that came from this was a bit of freedom as I had to let go of my strict routine and begin to let the experiences that wanted to be in my life come through. Now you may be thinking, food doesn’t have that much power or that much purpose. I beg to differ. If truly, all is made of energy and that energy has its own drive and direction then the atoms that make up food also has these qualities. We align or do not align with that flow. So as we work to release resistance and fear (how many times have we demonized different types of foods from fats, salt, and even meat) throughout our lives here’s a quick recipe for a soup that will get you going *wink wink* in more ways than one.

Rose’s Clear You Out Smoothie

1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds

2-3 Stalks of Fennel

Handful of Dandelion Root

4-5 Leaves of Kale

2 Stalks Celery

1 Lemon

2 Apples (Honey Crisp are delicious)

Here’s to getting things moving in the New Year!

-Rose

 

Conscious Dreaming: Wisdom from Within

Balance is everything as we see with the ascendant and mars in the 1st house in Taurus, the Midheaven in the 10th, Pluto and Saturn in the 9th house all in Capricorn. Pisces is stepping into the spotlight in the 11th house with the Sun, Moon and Neptune. The effects of this new moon will be externally driven. Our spiritual families and beliefs take center stage. How we relate to each other Intense dreams which expose our deepest desires, fears, and even connect us to our nonphysical spirit guides and ancestors. This is a great time to explore dream analysis and magic. There are messages and information available to us from the broader nonphysical world that we can access when we are open to receiving that knowledge. A wonderful way to support this energy would be through a consistent night time ritual. Here’s a couple of ways to get you started.

Pisces Dream Ritual

  •             Gather your materials: incense, candles, tea, journal or notebook, writing utensil, comfortable space to conduct the ritual.
  •             Clean and clear your space and body using your favorite space cleansing method such as smoke clearing, singing bowl, or chanting. This is not only to clear the energy of the space but to put you into the ritual mental space.
  •             Now commence with your ritual. Traditionally you would cleanse your physical form in a bath or shower next but as this is Pisces season your interaction with water/liquids can be a central part of your ritual. Here’s what I suggest:

Depending on where you would like to hold your ritual, first set up your sacred space with by lighting your candle/s and incense. Then set up your tea or drink and a representation of earth. If you’re wanting to nurture yourself, you can use your dinner for your representation of earth. After you’ve blessed the food you can then literally consume your intentions making them a part of your physical form.

Now, call in your ancestors, spirit guides, and the directions. Ask for them to protect you and guide you during your ritual. Then acknowledge your illuminated and shadow self. Each play a role in helping to explore this life.

Place your hands over the tea or drink and food asking that the energy align with your body and spirit as you explore the depths of the unconscious. To bring through clear images of your path and desires. To show you your spirit family and highlight the work that you will be doing. Know that you might have a dream that is frightening. This might bring up your fears of what and who you can be. Your dreams might also include folks who you can’t stand or have drama with. Evaluate what is happening in the dream, how you felt during each part, and any symbols that stood out to you. Now consume your food and drink. When you are complete release and give thanks to your ancestors, guides and directions. You’ll find the final bedtime ritual at the end of this post.

Bath or Shower Ritual

  • First clean your tub, shower, and bathroom.
  • Then use herbs, oils, sea salt, Epsom salt (be mindful of your blood pressure) to create a spiritual bath or shower.
  • Place your hands over the water or play your preferred spiritual  instrument over the water to set the tone and energy of the water.
  • While in the bath or shower take 3 deep breaths and picture the water flowing over your body cleansing you of any negative spirits, energy, or thoughts.

Next, find a comfortable position and take deep breaths letting the air flow in through your nose and then breath out through your mouth. Let your attention focus on your breath. Air is life. Water is life. Earth is life. Fire is Life. Each of the elements come together creating a physical world for us to live and grow. As you flow deeper into your meditation allow yourself to focus on the element that seems prominent for you. This could be the water you are currently in, the air you are breathing, the earthy weight of your body, or the fire of the heated water. Let any messages or visions come to you at this time. Remain in this state as long as you like.

Once you feel complete, beginning with your toes gently begin to move your body. This will help to ground you back in your physical form. Give thanks to your ancestors, guides, and directions for their protection and insight. Then release the water and proceed with washing your body off to remove any energy left over from your meditation.

You can continue this work by setting intentions before you go to sleep for wisdom to be delivered to you in your dreams. Leave a pen and pad or some way to document any dreams that you may have. There will be lots of knowledge shared through the dream state this new moon which can provide insight into your personal topics of interest for the new astrological new year.

Happy Dreams,

Kamilah Rose

28 Days of Love: Basking in the Glow of Love

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Greetings beloveds,

Can you believe it? 28 Days of Love is coming to a close today. Over the past 4 weeks we have connected with our heart, mind, body, and home/living spaces to find clarity and bring ourselves into alignment with the energy of love.

How do you feel? Take a moment to integrate the information and lessons that you have learned over the past month into your life completely. It may take some time to feel and know what changes you have made or may still need to make. Behavior and thought process changes enhance our states of being. Above all else I hope that this time has brought about compassion for yourself and others. Love is so much more than warm fuzzy feelings. It is the basis of our existence. Through love we find ourselves. Through love we find our purpose.

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So I send you forth with love, always and forever.

-Rose

28 Days of Love: Creating Love through Design and Decorations

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Greetings beloveds,

Are you ready to set that love energy coming pouring into your home by decorating according to Feng Shui? Then let’s get started.

  1. The number one important thing you can do is discover items that you associate with love. Are they seashells from your favorite body of water? Daisy’s from your garden? Soft peaches, blues, and green colors? Figure out what those items are and grab some so that when complete the arrangement of the items already in that space you can add these to personalize the energy you are sending out and receiving.
  2. Lights, Mirrors, Reflection: These items can be used to enhance space, lighten up the energy in a room, reflect negative energy outside of the space or open it up for more light. Ideally you want to face towards a door or opening in a room but if that isn’t possible you can place a mirror in on the opposing wall in order to balance that energy. Are you finding that you are often feeling confused about what your relationships? Make sure you have a well lit ventilated love portion of the home.
  3. Sound: Feeling as if your love life is stuck? Then you may want to invest in some bells, chimes, or fountains. These items encourage movement of energy. If you find yourself in a sexual rut the flowing sounds may be what you need to get the juices flowing.
  4. Color: We’ve spoken here before about color magic and it functions much the same in Feng Shui. Determine what you want your love life to include and then use those corresponding colors in this portion of the home.
  5. Plants: Plants can bring life and movement to an area that has stagnant energy within your home as well. They can also disrupt the piercing energy of corners that stick out into the room disrupting the flow of energy.
  6. Flags, statues, swords, fans, or large stationary objects: These and other objects like them can be used to slow down energy that is moving too quickly. For very large rooms with lots of windows or long hallways this may be letting energy flow out faster then it is generated. If you find that your relationships flow in and out of your life quickly add something large and concrete to the love portion of your home to stabilize that energy.
  7. Altars: Another way to create this stability is by creating a love altar in this portion of your home. Invite the elements in with items that symbolize love for you such as candles, incense, stones/crystals, bells, water fountains, or feathers. Remember if you desire to have a partner or partners to include this as a part of your altar and portion of the home. Make sure you have all things in pairs or whatever number you feel works best for you. Perform maintenance and rituals that honor love at your altar to concentrate your energy and desires. This can become a form of self-care for you and if you like your partner.
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Above all else make sure that this portion of your home feels warm, inviting, and nurturing to you. This way your relationships will reflect this back to you.

Here’s to more love to you and yours,

-Rose

Cleansing the Home: Creating Space for Love

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Greetings beloveds,

I hope you all are having a wonderful day. Spring is coming and I suspect everyone is beginning to feel the need to start clearing up energy in and around your home. This may sound like a story that an adult would try to tell you to get you to tidy up but cleaning is a spiritual act. It is a physical act which literally moves energy. The act of cleaning and redecorating can allow for old energy to be released and new energy to be brought in. We focus a bit of time and energy on clearing our physical and etheric energy attached to our bodies and souls. It is important to take time to focus on clearing the physical space that you inhabit as well.

If you find that you are feeling a bit stagnant, have a large goal you would like to achieve or are wanting to add a little oomph to your manifestations decluttering and cleaning can assist you in all these efforts. As we have discussed, energy is always being transmuted and transformed. When you have a desire that you would like to see come to fruition this requires energy that is currently being put to use in one area to be to be transmuted to another. For example, you may want to change where you are currently living but find it difficult to find a space that meets your needs, desires, or budget. It’s a great idea then to examine what the energy is like in your current location. Do you have a lot of items that you rarely use? Are your belongings ready to be moved or would changing spaces be a cumbersome stressful event? Is the space you are in clean and ready to be vacated? These factors all contribute to the flow of energy in your home and manifesting your goal. So what needs to be done to start the energy flowing towards moving? First, you may want to go over your belongings and see what you may be holding onto in that space which may energetically tying you to that location. Remove those that are not supporting your endeavor. Now it’s time to look at whether your space is ready to be vacated so start cleaning up. Begin behaving as if your manifestation has already occurred. This is the magic of clearing our space. It creates room for new things, energy, dreams to come forth.

This same theory applies in the same way to our relationship to our self, others and the heart centered connection we have with everything. Supporting healthy, nurturing and love inducing connections not only performs the task of maintaining our relationships but either transforming or releasing those that do not serve us. Thus if you feel you are wanting more love either to give to yourself, others, or to receive it may be time to re-evaluate the state of the energy within your home or living space to see if it is putting out the message that you would like to deliver. If not then it’s time to start cleaning up and clearing out so that you create space for what you would like to have in your life.

I hope that you will stop by tomorrow where we’ll be sharing a fun decluttering and energy clearing activity. Have a beautiful day loves!

-Rose

28 Days of Love: Week 4 The Connection between the Heart and Home

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Greetings beloveds,

This month has gone by so quickly! I have to admit though I have been looking forward to this week since I started this project. Week 4 is all about creating a loving heart centered living space. Why do I find this to be the most appealing topic of them all? Because our homes, living, work, cars, and other sacred spaces are the external containers of our energy. They can be the closest (or furthest which we will discuss later) to a safe space that one can encounter. Our homes have such powerful energy associated with them and can affect huge portions of our lives. Yet we are not always called to give them the attention and energy that they can require. When one is trying to stay afloat in a world gone mad maintaining and creating a loving container is one of the most important tasks that we can take upon ourselves to prioritize along with other self-care activities. Perhaps it’s time to check your self-care list and see if there are one or two activities that focus on the care of your home. Perhaps it’s time to start seeing our spaces that we reside in as extensions of ourselves and find balance in those energies.

This week we will explore the heart and the home. The importance of cleansing our living space through clearing and decluttering. Then we will discuss a little bit of the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui so we will know about the relationship between energy, movement, and our homes. After which, we’ll identify the love and relationships portion of the living space in order to see how what we place or don’t place in that area may be affecting our hearts. Lastly, we’ll look at decorating our heart space in order to create the environment that will nurture and feed our souls.

I look forward to continuing to build this loving space with you all.

See you tomorrow,

-Rose

28 Days of Love: Connecting to the Sacral and Root Energy Centers

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Greetings beloveds,

Today we’ll share an exercise to connect to your sacral and root energy centers. Let’s get started!

Find a comfortable spot where you will be able to relax. This could be a chair, on a pillow on the floor, or your favorite place outside. Anywhere where you can relax, focus and not be interrupted is preferred. Settle into your space. Close your eyes. Focus your attention on your breath. Feel as the oxygen flows into your lungs, filling them with life. Envision all of your worries, all of the drama, all of your responsibilities of the day filling those bits of air. As you completely fill yourself with this deep breath hold it for 5-8 seconds. Really putting your attention towards instilling each other air particle with the stress that you intend to release. When you exhale envision all of those worries releasing to the universe where they are transmuted into refreshing air for the natural world.

Continue these breaths 5-10 times or for however long it takes until you feel completely at ease. Once you have entered that space, center your attention on each chakra starting with your root chakra. Feel it pulse, pull, and draw round your etheric being. There will be a moment when you will feel that connection. It is different for everyone. If you don’t feel anything such as a wave of energy flowing in that area. Repeat this for your sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras. As you move upwards through each chakra pull that energy along as you go. Some areas may feel sluggish, although this isn’t an exercise to clear one’s energy you may want to spend some time doing so. You may feel a slight buzzing around your head from this exercise. Continue to move that energy upwards past the crown for our energy fields extend much further than that. In fact continue to let you energy expand as far out as you desire.

Now bring your attention back to your sacral energy center by picturing your energy flowing down thru your solar plexus down into the center of your pelvis to your sacral energy center. Having felt the flow of energy that exists between your higher-self and source, let that connection flow down to your sacral energy center.  This brings the wisdom those spaces hold from your subconscious to your conscious awareness. Source who is outside of our limited scope of space, time, and physical forms is all knowing. You will want to envision a steady flow of energy between your sacral chakra and your higher-self. This energy flow may be orange, red, yellow or any other color. Does it have a temperature associated with it? Is it warm, cool, or just a color? If you have a question or concern once that flow of energy is consistent feel free to ask your question. Note if there are any changes in the color or how you feel during this time. Does the answer come to you easily? Pay attention to how you feel but if you find yourself becoming too distracted and your mind is wandering then focus back on your breathing and trust that your message will come to you when you are ready. The sacral chakra is one of the areas in which we hold on to trauma so if you find yourself having a very difficult time connecting to this area don’t push it. Come at this exercise gently. Eventually you will find yourself able to explore the truths of this area. What wisdom does your sacral energy center have to share with you? Is it calling for a clearing? If so you can use cleanses through smoke, sound, water, or earth to pull any negative energy from this area. You may also want to seek professional services through therapy or a medical doctor.

We will now use the same meditation to connect to our root chakra. The root chakra may have a more active feeling to it or a very Earthy feeling. The root chakra is the last of our main chakra’s before our energy connects to the Earth. Thus it’s characteristics of grounding is a logical relationship between the root and the Earth. The color associated with the root chakra is red but you may find you feel/see green, brown, gold, black, or any other color. You also may feel a cool, damp, or warm sensation. It really depends on where you are and what your current life experience is. Focusing your attention here may deliver to you messages on your home, your family, your finances, or life purpose. Be open to what these messages may suggest about your current state of energy in relation to these subjects. Breathe into them. Let the knowledge seep into your being. Rest in that connection. Do this exercise for as long as it feels comfortable. Once you feel complete you can picture your energy traveling down into the earth and up into source as a mutual connection builds between your being and the entirety of creation. Take 5 deep breaths and slowly let your consciousness return to this plane. You can always return to this exercise whenever you are desiring connection or guidance.

With love,

Rose

28 Days of Love: Wisdom of the Serpent

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Greetings beloveds,

Today we’re going to take one final look at the physical by speaking about Kundalini energy. Kundalini is one path of Indian practice of yoga where one uses particular movements, sounds, and postures to activate the life energy. That life energy which is located in the base of the spine is known as Kundalini (Shakti). Within all of us lies the energy of creation. This energy flows according to the lies of the universe with both masculine/feminine and giving/receiving. Again, do not let your preconceived notions of masculine/feminine limit your perceptions of the possibilities related to these terms. Masculine energy is not inherently tied to the male body or form just as feminine energy is not automatically held within the female body or form. We hold both energies within us. It is about balance.

Also known as the serpent due to the way that the energy is thought to wind up the spinal column through the main chakras, Kundalini awakening has been associated with longevity, wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, and energetic balancing. An energy of movement and growth, there are several ways in which one may activate the kundalini. These ways include breath work, meditation, and movement. The energy that rises up through the chakra’s integrate not only the chakras but all of the energetic bodies as well allowing for information that may not have been able to be understood before to be accessible. Again, why this awakening is related to the serpent as serpents and snakes are known to symbolize wisdom and sacred knowledge. Eels are also related with the kundalini and masculine energy.

Regardless of your gender or sex, kundalini can be activated. There are those who do not find this activation to be pleasant. It can be shocking to feel all of your energies brought together and to have access to so much more sensory input. Many find themselves feeling physically sick from the amount of energy being transmuted. It is with caution that I bring the topic pf energy activation to this blog, but as it can be so closely tied to the physical it only made sense to discuss kundalini energy. I will not share how to to activate this energy but I will say that this can be done spontaneously through a steady practice, one’s energetic path, or during intense sexual experiences. The building up of energy during an orgasm operates in the same way as building up energy for awakening, manifestation and growth. Although we may equate an orgasm with ejaculation and physical movement that is not always the case. Through the use of meditation and breath work one can move their energy in the same way as a sexual orgasm. Getting in touch with your energy of creation is a powerful tool that can assist you with aligning not only with your own higher being but with your ability to manifest all of your desires.

I hope that if you found this very lite introduction to kundalini to be interesting. If so please seek to learn more about this energy on your own in safe practices from reputable sources.

With love,

Rose