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Why Is Having a Daily Ritual So Important?

Why Is Having a Daily Ritual So Important?

 

“A daily ritual is a way of saying,

“I’m voting for myself; I’m taking care of myself.”

~ Mariel Hemingway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Source: www. http://projectshine.ca

 

RITUAL (RIT-U-AL): AN ACT OR SERIES OF ACTS REGULARLY

REPEATED IN A SET PRECISE MANNER; A CEREMONIAL ACT OR ACTION

 

Do you have any daily rituals? When you wake up in the morning do you immediately start rushing through your day or do you take the time to nurture and spoil yourself somehow, even if it’s just for 5 or 10 minutes?

The way we start our mornings sets the course for the way our whole day will unfold. If we start our day with a sense of urgency, rushing and stressing about all the things that we have to get done, our entire day will probably be a very stressful one.

RITUAL VS. ROUTINE

The difference between a ritual and a routine is that with a ritual, we are fully present and aware of what we are doing. We are focused and mindful about it. We’re not just doing it because we have to. Routines you can do on autopilot. Rituals are intentional. For instance, brushing my teeth is a routine for me. I do it (twice) every day without thinking about it much.  But I can totally see how it could be a ritual for someone else if it filled that need for them.

What my daily ritual looks like and how i get through the day….

This is sacred ground. No one messes with my morning ritual. Really.

The thing is that you can do them anywhere, even when you’re not at home.

  • My morning cup of Apple Cider Vinegar with lemons and honey. If it’s nice out, I like to sit on the deck in the morning sun with my journal.
  • I love journaling in the morning, it really sets my intentions for the day.  I can share anything I need or wish to along with my daily card reading for daily guidance.
  • YOGA….I hit the mat at least 5 times a week
  • Of course, I shower and get my physical body ready for the day, then get to work…I’m blessed to be a “Boss Babe”, so I set my own hours, but many are spent preparing for classes and workshops at The Soul Center in Red Deer, creating sacred tools and more.
  • I need to move to keep the body limber, so a 30 minute walk 4 or 5 times a week is so important to me – I do this after lunchtime.
  • My self-healing with Reiki, meditation and prayerwork, I keep for evening, just before bedtime.  It divinely seals my day with self-healing, giving gratitude for my abundance and blessings for this day.
  • I have many more that just come naturally like blessing my food, getting outside barefoot on the grass, sitting under a tree or hugging one….simple small things that make my life full and amazing.
  • Something else that has recently started being a daily ritual is prepping my meals. I “fell” out of cooking for many years and have really come back to enjoying preparing myself clean, healthy, ketogenic foods which really fuel my body, mind and spirit.
  • HYDRATION….is key! When we’re dehydrated, our brain can’t work at its usual efficiency, and as a result, we can begin to feel fatigued and lose much of our energy (among other things).

What could your daily ritual look like?

  • Morning Coffee
  • Be Grateful
  • Be loving toward yourself and others
  • Moving your body
  • Eating healthy
  • Mindfullness
  • Journal –ask “What good can I do today”, or at the end of the day ask “What Good Did I Do Today?”
  • WHAT CAN YOU ADD???

 

I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on what simple steps you can bring into your day today!

 

Cynthia Sebry, soul owner of Essential Energy Healing is a beautiful, inspiring, passionate, sassy, fearless, powerful female, mother, wife, warrior goddess , reiki teacher and creatrix that changes lives, kicks booty, conquers what life throws at me and helps others to find their sparkle again while showing off my own.

I love what I do….How does it get any better than that?

Much Love, Cynthia

 

Goodbye May – Hello June!

Goodbye May, Hello JUNE!

Summer SolsticeI have a thing for June, I love the crisp nights and warm days. I love the blooming and the fresh start that so much of mother earth demonstrates — it’s a time of divine birth.

Before I let you all know what’s in-store for beautiful June, I wanted to take a minute to express my gratitude.

I have been filled to the brim with all the good vibes over the past month — and it is because of your unwavering support in what I do a I have the privilege to walk this path along side of you; holding the space for you to simply show up and be your human self.

THANK YOU from the deepest place in my heart for showing up and doing your work. for staying unwaveringly true to your growth and (of course) for allowing me to bare witness.

I’m also please and excited to announce that I am joining up with the Soul Center in Red Deer, AB for many of my classes and workshops.

We’ve a big month ahead of us, energetically wise with the New Moon on Sunday, June 5th, a Full Moon and Summer Solstice on June 20th!  A rare ocurrance and some amazing energy for you to work with!

The New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle, a fresh start.  During this time of the Moon is empty and receptive, full of potential.  This is an optimum time to plant seeds of intention for what you wish to manifest.  The theme for June is ADAPTABILITY!  This includes acceptance, adjustment, choice, resilience and flexibility. Some good lessons me me as well, in this time of change

The Full Moon is all about releasing what no longer works for you.  A fire burning ceremony is wonderful for this.

Most of us, live our lives so disconnected from the Earth, and devoid of any kind of ritual that creates the space for us to connect. So the New Moon provides us with an opportunity to take the time to create SACRED SPACE for ourselves. For me, it’s essential.

A Solstice Full Moon Ritual

What does it mean for the Full Moon to fall on the day of the Summer Solstice? This is rare, and I believe this is a grand portal of energy, space, and opportunity, opening for you to connect with your deepest sense of Source or God to ask the big questions about your life. Step out in faith, and imagine what is fully possible for yourself in 2016. Dream an expansive vision for your life which, as the darkness slowly returns, can be harvested come autumn to sustain you through the ever shortening days. Use this powerful portal to let go of fears, doubts, and insecurities. Release anger and sadness to the Solstice fires as the full moon energy calls for completion.  Here are some simple tips for a powerful Solstice ritual you can do alone or with a group:

  • Smudge, and open your circle.
  • Anoint yourself with with Essential Oils, or another ritual blend of summer herbs such as orange, sunflower, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and angelica root.
  • Light your Summer Solstice, or Full Moon Candle.
  • Visualize yourself crossing a bridge – the land you leave on one side is what has already been. The land you approach is all that awaits you. The bridge is all that is right now.
  • Ask yourself: What does your future look like? Who are you taking with you into the months ahead? Who or what are you leaving behind? What new opportunities, experiences, jobs, and connections do you wish to experience?
  • Visualize what might come to pass as you gaze into your candle’s flame.
  • Ask the Universe to bring your dreams to life, for the Highest Good of all. Claim balance and alignment on this midway holiday.
  • Close your ritual and circle with the  affirmation “Amen, Aho, and So it is.”

This is a great night to divine what lies ahead in the year for you. Read your tarot, scry in your spheres and mirrors, ask of your pendulum, and see what insight comes to you. Set your intentions on your summer altar,to see your dreams come to fruition as the sun begins his journey south. (Source of the Summer Solstice Article:  Sagegoddess.com)


You are whole. You are powerful. You are divine.

When you read these words do you feel the truth of them ringing in your bones?

Or do you feel the muffling weight of self-judgment and self-doubt, the deep-marrow fear of not being good enough, and the exhaustion of seeking your value outside of yourself?

If you don’t love and honor yourself with every fiber of your being, if you could use more joyful play and simple presence in your life, if you struggle with owning your power and passion, then it is time for an inner revolution. It is time to claim your Warrior Goddess energy.

If you feel overwhelmed by your crazy life or judge yourself for falling short of perfection, you’ve probably learned to be your own worst critic rather than your own best friend. Warrior Goddess Workshops and classes will share the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough. Direct, honest, and unapologetic, Warrior Goddess Workshops and classes will show you how to release the layers of expectations to finally see yourself for the authentic, perceptive, perfect woman you really are.

On Thursday, July 7th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm join me!

Reclaim your Warrior Goddess Introductory Class
at the Soul Center in Red Deer, AB!
In this disconnected, busy, scattered world we find ourselves in it is vital for us to go back to our roots and find new stable ground. We need each other to support our heart’s calling and a tribe to honor our soul’s longing for connection. We need to be held, mirrored, and guided by beings who are on the same path, who speak the same language. The more challenging your work, home, and inner life, the more important this circle of support is.
You can sign up here for upcoming Classes and Workshops this summer!

Please check out my Event Calendar for other Classes!

Reiki Level I Certification Class – June 11th, 2016 – 1 Space Available

Celtic Full Moon of Horses – June 20th, 2016

Smudging Basics Class – June 29th, 2016 at the Soul Center in Red Deer, 

 

New Moon Bath Ritual

At the new moon, our body’s capacity for detoxification is at its highest.
Himalayan salt is the salt of choice for these baths. Not only is it the purest salt available but it also contains 84 elements and minerals that occur naturally in the ocean and earth.  The salt retains the memory of the earth. Just as the ocean reacts to the cycles of the moon, the potency of the salt also reacts to the moon phases.

How To Be A New Moon Bathing Goddess:

  1. Fill the tub with about 3 inches of hot water.
  2. Add 2.5 lbs. of Himalayan Salt to the tub to dissolve. You can swish it around to help it along. I put it in the spice grinder to expedite things.
  3. If you live close to nature, keep the window open so you can hear the wind, rain, owls, crickets, etc. Or, play some soothing music.
  4. While you are waiting for the salt to dissolve, dry brush your skin.
  5. Once the salt is dissolved, finish filling the tub with very warm — but not hot — water. It should be slightly above body temperature {about 97 degrees F}.
  6. Say a prayer or blessing if you’d like.
  7. Bathe for 20-30 minutes, trying to keep as much of your body submerged as possible.
  8. Use this time to dream and envision what you want to manifest during the next 28 days.
  9. Don’t rinse OR towel off! And don’t apply any lotion, cream, oil or deodorant afterwards. Simply allow your body to breathe and air dry.
  10. Rest comfortably for 30 minutes afterwards. {Please know that you may feel slightly lightheaded from the detox affect.}

A Few Extra Tips:

  • A candle at the foot of the bath helps clear the mind and focus intentions. It is said that combining energies like fire, water, earth and air can be spiritually cleansing.
  • Don’t add any thing else to the bath water. This is not a typical ‘bath’ bath, so shower first if needed.
  • Drink water before, during, and after the bath, to help your body release toxins.

 

I always love to share me knowledge with those beautiful souls wishing to support themselves on their Healing Journey!  It has been amazing, thank you to all of you who have made this possible, as I, the teacher learn just as much from those who bless me in coming to my classes as they learn from me.  What a wonderful exchange of energy.

Please check out My Website for full information…..

Own your Light, Lead from Spirit, Widen Your Impact 

Cynthia has been the “Soul” owner of Essential Energy Healing here in the Lacombe area for the past 10 years

Why do I do what I do? 

I love to serve women who are ready to discover greater self- awareness, a deeper spiritual connection, emotional healing, authentic creative expression and to live a meaningful and passionate life as they age with grace, wisdom and vibrancy.

My practice is grounded in the pursuit of balance between mind, body, and soul, as I fully believe in the power of self-healing.

I work with women who are ready to commit to doing the sometimes difficult, always rewarding work of creating the life they desire. Whether it’s navigating transition (divorce; career change; getting older); personal development (including emotional, mental, and spiritual growth); and stress management, I will whole heartedly walk with you every step of the way until you have achieved that which you desire.

The reason why I do what I do is that I come from a place of transition myself… high anxiety,anger, and two Auto-Immune di-eases (Lupus and Celiac). I learned that you had to work hard for everything, that life was a struggle and that you had to earn your worth at every turn.  But that it not Truth!  Life does not have to be a daily struggle and through balancing the mind, body and soul with self-healing, self-care and knowledge you can stand in your power!

Sending you love and light
Breathe…Be Healthy, Be Happy…

Cynthia
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Usui Reiki Level I Certification

Reiki REIKI LEVEL I CERTIFICATION

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016 10:00am – 5:00pm  *** PLEASE NOTE*** 2 spaces available 

All Class times are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:  Gull Lake, AB, unless otherwise noted

Please note : $50.00 deposit is due upon registration. Thank you.Please contact Cynthia for inquiries, thanks!

 

Level I is the foundation for all three degrees, and should be mastered first before the person considered for the next level.

~ Prerequisites: An open heart and open mind

~ Preparation: Be kind to yourself, eat healthy foods, drink quality water, exercise and get plenty of rest.

In Reiki Level 1 you will learn:

  • History of Reiki
  • 5 Reiki principles
  • 21 day cleansing period
  • Level 1 attunement
  • Introduction to Chakras and Meridians
  • Spiritual Protection
  • Many uses of Reiki
  • Reiki for self-healing
  • Self chakra balancing with Reiki
  • Steps for doing a one-on-one Reiki session and a full hours practice giving and receiving Reiki
  • Receive Usui Reiki Level 1 certificate

Upon completion of Reiki level 1, students will be able to provide Reiki healing for themselves and others.  This class is kept to a maximum of 4 students to allow for appropriate practice time.  However, I require a minimum of 2 students to hold the class.  To confirm your spot, please book online or make other payment arrangements as as a $50 deposit is required to hold your place.  This deposit is refundable up to seven days prior to the class date or may be used towards another class if you are unable to attend.  You can pay the balance in person through Credit Card, Electronic Money Transfer, cash, or cheque.

There is a $5.00 fee added to the deposit for the Pay Pal fee. I also offer a Pay as You Go plan please contact me if you need a payment arrangement.

At this level the student is permanently attuned and connected to the Reiki source of healing energy. Once initiated it allows a person to perform healing on oneself and others. It requires no special alteration of the thinking process to “turn on the flow” of Reiki. By simply placing the hands and opening the heart to love, one automatically brings in the energy.

Reiki is a simple, natural, safe method of spiritual healing and self-empowerment for all people. Learn how to apply it to others as well as yourself. This level deals with physical issues and connects the practitioner to the Reiki energy and teaches hands-on Reiki

Course includes: Manual, full treatment practice, certificate, self healing meditation, grounding meditation download to your email,  ongoing support and spiritual guidance.  $175.00
To register and pay the deposit for this class, please contact me via email, phone or go to:  http://www.essentialenergyhealing.ca/book-online/ page.  Thank you

Monday’s Messages ~ Confidence

Confidence

CONFIDENCE

This card slipped right out of the Return of Spirit Card Deck by Cheryl Lee Harnish for you this morning.

Perhaps you are not aware of how great you really are!  Maybe you’ve been doubting yourself or your purpose inn life.  Have your been questioning whether you are enough, good enough, able, worth?  In some way you are in need of a confidence boost.  This is Spirit’s way of telling you that you are doing just fine.  Spirit believes in YOUR, and you need to believe in yourself too.  It will take some time and effort on your part, but the rewards of having self-confidence will be well worth it.

You may not do things perfectly; of course you will make mistakes.  But mistakes are simply opportunities to learn how to do things in a different way.  It is always easier to see the greatness in others.  Seeing another person’s gifts, talents, abilities and successes is much easier than seeing your own.  This is a cosmic mirror from the Universe and it is reflecting back to you, all the incredible qualities that you really do have.

Sometimes we just have to fake it till we make it.  And that is what you are being asked to do.  Just try on the suit of confidence.  See how it fits and how it feels.  You do have what it takes.  You are just as gifted as any other person.  Now it is time for you to feel confident about YOU.

It’s important to not though, that too much confidence or over-faking can also come across as arrogance.  Spirit knows you are far from arrogant, so go GENTLY with it.  It isn’t about proving anything to yourself or others.  It’s about knowing that you are important in Spirit’s plan and that you are WORTHY.  Who you are and what you have to offer is so very important.  It’s time for you to believe in YOU, the way Spirit believes in YOU!

I have so many clients that lack self-confidence and this is one issue I work on with people in our  Reiki sessions!  Believe in yourself!  You are beautiful just the way you are.

Namaste,

Cynthia

5 Ways to Maintain your Post Reiki Class High

Reiki Class

5 WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR POST REIKI CLASS HIGH

So many of my students ask why is the energy so different in class than when I get home?

There are a number of reasons – first when you are in group reiki energy, it is flowing within each person in the class.  The larger number of people, the higher the energy flows.

So, once you get home yes, it will be different than being in the class.

1.  Practise. Practise. Practise. Integrate the 5 Reiki Principles into your daily life.

2. Make it a habit – I require all my students to do their own 21 Day Self-Clearing Reiki – 7 days per chakra and it takes 21 days to make a new habit.

3. Don’t beat yourself up if you fall into old patterns – it’s easy to do and is our comfort zone.  Just be aware, acknowledge, reset your intentions and move forward. You don’t have to stay there.

4.  Review your Reiki Manuals and class materials.  There are many hidden gems that lay within your Reiki Manual.

5. Find those who support your change.  Join a reiki share/circle, connect with your teacher (me), connect with other students in your class.

 

Monday’s Message ~Sacred Self-Care~Nectar of Life

Mondays Messages_Nectar of Life_Nectar of LifeNECTAR OF LIFE
This morning, these amazing Divine Guidance “jumped” into my hand for you.  Fractal cards always just seem to jump out at me.  They are brilliant and sparkly, and just check out the little heart shaped orbs flowing on the left!  Spirit was calling strongly for this card to be shared.
Cards are by Cheryl Lee Harnish, Divine Guidance Oracle Cards. They are called Fractal, due to the sacred geometry of them.  This means that they are self-similar, repeating patterns, which means the smallest part of a fractal is similar to the whole.  Everything in the natural world is created from fractal geometry…from the shore lines to the forests right down to our DNA!
Card #32 is the Nectar of Life Meaning
You work so hard, and you are definitely to be commended for your efforts.  This card is asking you to slow down a little and enjoy the simple things in life.  Spend some quality time with family and friends.  Time time to embrace life and do some of the things you honestly enjoy.  Focus your energy on activities and things that bring you true pleasure.  Taste the sweetness of life.  Feel empowered to pollinate and fertilize your dreams.
This card is literally tell us to stop. Smell the roses. Take time for Sacred Self-Care. Do some meditation, get a massage or Reiki session to support your stress levels. Reconnect with people and mother nature.  Where in your life do you need to honor yourself?  

Reiki Level I Certification Class

Allclasses are taught following the curriculum of the Canadian Reiki Association (CRA) and are facilitated by Cynthia Sebry, CRA Licensed Reiki Master Teacher

Awaken to the Healer within!

Awaken to the Healer within!

Reiki Level I Certification – $150.00

Level I is the foundation for all three degrees, and should be mastered first before the person considered for the next level.

~ Prerequisites: An open heart and open mind

~ Preparation: Be kind to yourself, eat healthy foods, drink quality water, exercise and get plenty of rest.

In Reiki Level 1 you will learn:

  • History of Reiki
  • 5 Reiki principles
  • 21 day cleansing period
  • Level 1 attunement
  • Introduction to Chakras and Meridians
  • Spiritual Protection
  • Many uses of Reiki
  • Reiki for self-healing
  • Self chakra balancing with Reiki
  • Steps for doing a one-on-one Reiki session and a full hours practice giving and receiving Reiki
  • Receive Usui Reiki Level 1 certificate

Upon completion of Reiki level 1, students will be able to provide Reiki healing for themselves and others.  This class is kept to a maximum of 4 students to allow for appropriate practice time.  However, I require a minimum of 2 students to hold the class.  To confirm your spot, please book online or make other payment arrangements as as a $50 deposit is required to hold your place.  This deposit is refundable up to seven days prior to the class date or may be used towards another class if you are unable to attend.  You can pay the balance in person through Credit Card, Electronic Money Transfer, cash, or cheque.

At this level the student is permanently attuned and connected to the Reiki source of healing energy. Once initiated it allows a person to perform healing on oneself and others. It requires no special alteration of the thinking process to “turn on the flow” of Reiki. By simply placing the hands and opening the heart to love, one automatically brings in the energy.

Reiki is a simple, natural, safe method of spiritual healing and self-empowerment for all people. Learn how to apply it to others as well as yourself. This level deals with physical issues and connects the practitioner to the Reiki energy and teaches hands-on Reiki

Monday’s Message ~ Sacred Self-Care ~ Boundaries

BoundariesSET BOUNDARIES

Protect your precious time and energy.

(Cards by www.cherylrichardson.com)

I learned about boundary work when I started working with Reiki Clients and this has been crucial in my business and personal life.

When we don’t  set healthy personal boundaries, you may be exhausted, unable to focus and feel consumed by lifes daily dramas.

I  surround myself with people who are really attracted to me because of who I am. How I show up in the world: by my strengths and  my passion—how absolutely me I am.

I am centered in who I am and what I love and I have my boundaries in place, so the people and circumstances around me can’t shake that.

If you’d also like to maintain healthy boundaries to feel more centered, these three steps will be a good start:

1. Check your personal energy levels.

Think about how you feel when you’re around someone who drains you and upsets you, someone with whom you feel you lose yourself. How does this feel in your body? How does it feel in your mind? How does the presence of this person affect you?

You’ve just identified what I like to call the “check engine light” for your personal boundary system. It’s a security system warning that your personal energy field has been breached, and you’re letting in stuff that isn’t yours.

This is really important. When our boundaries are weak, unguarded, or unclear, we let in all sorts of stuff that isn’t actually our stuff, and we give away our own personal energy unconsciously.

That means you’re dealing with a breach of your energetic security system and a leak of your own personal energy. You’re looking at warning signs indicating that some work needs to be done, some boundaries need to be shored up, and you need to return to center.

2. Ground yourself as preparation for maintaining boundaries.

Grounding is akin to the way a tree sinks her roots to stay secure in a storm. It’s the first tool in creating healthy boundaries—nurturing a connection with ourselves, our centers.

Our root system is both our anchor and our boundary system. It keeps us from being blown about in other people’s winds. It gives us a way to focus and still ourselves to connect with our heart and our intuition. That’s what keeps us steady and connected and focused.

There are as many ways to ground as there are people. I like to take five minutes to actually imagine my root system connecting me into the earth, like a giant oak tree. Here are some other ideas:

  • Meditating
  • Saying a prayer, affirmation  or mantra
  • Offering a blessing over your morning meal or beverage
  • Chanting or repeating affirmations in your head as you walk to work or school

Try different ways—you’ll find the one that works for you!

3. Notice the people and places that tend to drain you.

Before entering those places or exposing yourself to those people, take a few minutes to imagine breathing a bubble of protective energy around you. Think of it as a space that will only allow love and positivity inside it, deflecting anything else. Really see it and really feel the force of it around you. Then recognize what you need to do to maintain that space.

These three steps will help you create and maintain healthy boundaries. Building boundaries is like any muscle or practice—the more you work with it, the better it serves you!

If you’d like assistance in learning more about setting your Personal or work boundaries, a Reiki Class may be the right fit for you!