While we’ve all heard the traditional benefits of being organized, such as its ability to help up feel more productive or clarity. Now we can see there are a few bona fide health benefits as well. With this in mind, I’m off to organize my closet, and I hope you’ll be doing the same, too!
The year is half over. Are you keeping up with your awareness of the energy in your living and workspaces?
If you feel that it’s a good idea to be “out with the old” or even time to create space for something new, clear the invisible energies to allow the newness in.
One of my favorite space-clearing rituals is a sage burning. Give it a try!
Here’s what you need and how to do it:
Sage is a potent plant, and burning it is a powerful ritual: Burning sage (aka, “smudging” or “sage-ing”) is a ritual used to cleanse space or the environment from negative energy, to generate wisdom and clarity, and promote healing. The intention is everything with this ritual, so before you light up, ask yourself what you’re trying to purify, and/or heal from or release—inside you or in your space.
Burning sage has roots in Native American tradition: Many cultures follow burning practices; Catholics burn frankincense in their churches, Asian cultures burn incense, and native Amazonians burn Palo Santo. The word “sage” in Latin (salvia) translates “to heal” and it’s also a word we use in our American culture to describe a wise person. In Chinese medicine, we use the Salvia root (known as “Dan Shen” in pinyin) to cool people off, soothe irritability, and calm the spirit.
Sage variety matters less: White sage is preferable but any sage wand (sage wrapped by twine in a bundle to make a stick) will do. It’s really about The intention. You can order them online, or a buy sage at Walmart – Even Whole Foods carries them now!
The best time to smudge…is whenever you feel like your intuition is telling you to: Favorable times to smudge are when you first move into a new home or office. “At my home office, I do it between projects and also between chapters of my book”. Another good time to smudge is on a Full moon to cleanse and purify.
This is an area I struggle with at times – I look around to admire and see the WORK of others, when I know that it’s inside of me too . . . I just need to put in THE WORK!
Sometimes you just need to let go of all the expectations you had for yourself up to this point, stop beating yourself up about where you are not – and celebrate where you are right now . . . this very moment.
Because if you’re reading this you’re seeing, you’re breathing, you’re moving, you’re thinking. Wow, that’s a great place to start – great place for us to start.
Right where we are in this very moment.
I want to see everyone’s hard work out there today, I know I have some AWESOME people following me on this blog that are doing unique and authentic work . . . Let’s Show The World Our Work!
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
Are you ready for transformation and clarity in your life? Comment me @ firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll send how to take the first step.
I have not been asking myself the usual question I ask at this time of year “Are you ready for 2019?” or setting New Year’s Resolutions. I have been setting intentions for the new year ~ It’s going to be a year of Growth & Passion. This year’s intention:
I stand before limitless possibilities – I will choose to be happy – I am willing to see opportunity for growth in each challenge – I trust that the universe is guiding me down the right path – even if I wander – I have room to grow – I have the ability to let go – to move on – to aspire to be fearless – I will trust the love.
So, there it is, the intention I have set a few weeks ago. When you set an intention, when you commit, the entire universe conspires to make it happen. Intention moves energy. Setting intents is an art. It is not traditional goal-setting. It has been an adventure for me in getting all the details together! When my intents are not manifesting, it is finding out which areas I have missed out on in getting my vibrations up. Universal laws always at work. No doubt about it. If you are resisted to anything you have set in your intention, I’m telling you the universe will NOT give you what you are working towards. I have set some ‘not good’ intentions for myself in the past – Setting intentions in an Art that you need to work at
I have other useful tools that I created for my own journey this year, and I will be sharing throughout the week hopefully, they can help you manifest your dreams & goals for 2019.
I have been studying Feng Shui lately – I would like to add this service to my Home & Office Concierge Service. I suffer from depression, I am looking for a more holistic way to treat it and I read an article in a wellness center over the summer about how Feng Shui has been found to help with people suffering from depression . . . I was intrigued.
Cleaning and Organizing for people in their homes and offices for over 20 years, I do understand the concept of placement – and in other blogs I have written about how a home, office, and/or space has its own “heartbeat”. So, I am beginning to understand placement along with symbols to energize an area. I’m getting there!
If you would like to work with me in this very infantile stage of my learning the powers of Feng Shui – please reach out to me (860)961.6824 (leave me a message that you’re interested in FENG SHUI and I’ll get back to you), we can learn together– it will be very affordable to start out at this stage of the process in developing an outline for this service.
*Side Note – I chose this video not only because Nancy is simple in her explanation of the process – but I love Olivia Newton-John . . . Who doesn’t right? Enjoy . . . . . . . .