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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

 

From Exhausted to Empowered & New Moon Intentions

Thank you for being here with me, if you’ve been here for a while or are new to
Essential Energy Healing….I welcome you!

Hiya Gorgeous!!!

Like many of you, I have been going through lots of transformational changes that sometimes are very challenging, but once we have come through, there is a deep sense of gratitude for the lessons and healing and we feel so much lighter and clearer.

In fact, I have been feeling so amazing this past six months, I want to share something with you today!  I can’t help it….
 Little did I know how my life would change so much in 3 months

If you would have told me 3 months ago how amazing I would be feeling today, I would have told you, not very likely.

My life has drastically changed.  I. HAVE. MY. LIFE. BACK. 

I know so many who struggle with auto-immune issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic exhaustion, inflammation and pain, just like myself

As you may or may not know, 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus – a chronic autoimmune dis-ease and have struggled with exhaustion-sleeping all the time and having to sleep during the day, severe infections, severe inflammation, chronic pain, mild depression, anxiety and just well, like shit.  Not my old self in any way.  I struggled with many long dark periods but I’m pretty stubborn as some of you know and am fighting to get back to wellness again.

Then, 4 years ago, more problems with food intolerances, food allergies and more, so 2 years ago I cut out all the wheat in my diet and started a pretty clean eating way of life for me…..or so I thought.

Still problems with my stomach, more intolerances and allergies so I did a full 40 day elimination food reset this winter, which was once of the best things I could have ever done.

Although I did the full elimination food re-set and tried to re-introduce certain foods, they just don’t sit well with me, my energy and how I feel.  I was feeling pretty good overall, but still struggling to have the energy I wanted every day, I still had to lay down for a rest every day. Not exactly top notch yet, but certainly moving forward.  I’ve been on an Autoimmune Paleo Diet for about 3 months now and have noticed huge changes in the energy….but still not where I wanted to be yet, so I switched over to a Ketogenic way of eating, and I again, noticed some big big changes thinking…..Oooh, nice, my body like this way of eating.  YES.  EUREKA!!!

With me being in the “healing” business, so many people have approached me with “goods” that they thought would help and I know it was all offered from the hearts of those who offered.

I’m pretty cautious and hesitant to try any new products.  I stay with what I know works. I tried lots of them and either they had no effect at all, or overstimulated my already overstimulated immune system, then I would crash again.

4 months ago, a good friend I had not seen in a while invited me out to lunch.

I’m like, well I don’t know what the hell she’s doing, but she looked fantastic.  At that time she told me she was trying a product but wasn’t on it long enough yet to share what she was doing, so after another  month we met again and the changes I saw in her were just incredible!  Her eyes were clear, her skin was glowing….I had to know what she was up to and she offered a few sample packets of the product.

Immediately I noticed I had a really gentle and subtle shift in my energy.  Hmmm…I was thinking oh yah, right – it’s probably overstimulating my system again so I did a ton of research, as I always do on any product I’m taking. And of course I did some self-testing and found that the information I was reading made good sense in how energy is made in our body.

Within the 1st week, I was up and about with good, steady energy all day, no naps needed.

After the first month, I was out for longer nature walks, getting out of the house every day to do something, see someone – something that was not “normal” any longer for me and I’ll tell you, I was pretty excited.

What she DIDN’T tell me was:

  • I would have no more chronic exhaustion and have to take daily naps
  • How much better I would be sleeping (all night even) & waking up feeling good
  • I would feel like a new person – Happy Dance
  • I would get my life back – YES I do
  • How amazing my energy would be
  • No more mental fog and memory problems
  • So much focus
  • My anxiety and mild depression is almost gone (YES)
  • I would have the energy and want to offer 1 on 1 session work again after a 2 year hiatus
  • I would participate in events and gatherings that I would not have normally participated in 2 or 3 months ago due to no energy, not wanting to drive

Now, that happy, confident person that people see, matches how I feel on the inside, now. It is mind blowing that I didn’t even realize this until a week ago when I was chatting with a friend of mine and she said “Wow, you look so great – I have not seen you look so good in years!”

A lot of people start this journey for weight loss.  Me, I wanted my life back and I’ve got it.  If I’m losing a few pounds in the meanwhile, I’m good with that too.

If you…..

  • Struggle to get out of bed in the morning
  • Rely on caffeine, muffins and sheer adrenaline to get through the day.
  • If your clothes dont fit, you’re grumpy and lumpy and barely recognize your tired-ass self in the mirror every morning…..
  • Have trouble finding your “off” switch
  • Feel worried, disappointed or disconnected
  • Want to empower your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self
                                                                                                                                                  
  • Wake up rested and refreshed, ready to take on the day.
  • Have fast & sustained energy so you are productive at work, crossing off things on your list while feeling balanced and awake.
  • Reduce Brain Fog, Increase awareness and finish the afternoon stron
  • Get through your day with no energy slumps or distracting cravings.
  • After work you still have plenty of energy to devote to your family and friends, and your relationships are peaceful and fun because it is easy to be patient, kind and loving when you have enough energy.
  •  At the end of the night, you wind down gently, so that when you lay your head down, you feel relaxed, grateful and loved.
  • You fall asleep effortlessly and enjoy deep restful sleep, so you can be at your best tomorrow, ever!

Here are my New Moon Intentions!!!  

I Cynthia Sebry, am a beautiful, inspiring, passionate, sassy, fearless, powerful female, mother, wife, warrior goddess and reiki teacher that changes lives, kicks booty, conquers what life throws at me and I help others to find there sparkle again while showing off my own. I freaking rock and I Pruvit every single day!!!

New Moon is Thursday, May 25, at 1:44 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

You can experience this new moon either from a place of despair and suffering over loss, confusion or chaos in your life, or you can be in deep gratitude for the experiences that you have had and the lessons learned. The impermanence of life should be honored and the nostalgia of times past celebrated.

This could be an emotional moon with a sense of wanting some space to be alone. However, community is important as well and it is advised that you get support to be in a space of beauty, love and wonder instead of dark despair. Even though a new moon is a time for going within and resetting priorities and intentions, this moon does have an element of reaching out for community support.

There is an aspect of this new moon that invites us to forgive whatever you think is wrong or has been wrong so that you can move on with your deepest desires. If you are still chewing on parts the past with resentment, guilt, shame or anger, this is a good time to let it go.

MOON BATHING RITUAL
  • Did you know that at the New Moon, the body’s ability to detoxify is at its peak?  Bathing at the New Moon has an effect that would be similar to a 3 day detox!  It will adjust and decontaminate the body and support the removal of toxic build up, whether it’s environmental, physioloical or emotional!
  • Himalayan Sea Salts or Epsom salts are both wonderful for your Moon Bathing Ritual!  Add 1 cup to you bathing water, and bathe approx 20 – 30 minutes.  Do not towel or rub dry, allow your body to air dry (yes, really) and if possible, relax afterwards ~ quiet reading or bed is preferred!
  • You can add some candles and crystals for an amazing experience!

I have some amazing gatherings, workshops and Reiki classes lined up this Spring!

JUNE Workshops|Classes

Reiki Level I Certification Class, Saturday June 3rd at The Soul Center in Red Deer from 10:00am – 5:00pm
To register, please click here

Smudge Feather Workshop, Wednesday June 7th at The Soul Center in Red Deer from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
To register, please click here

Celtic Moon Gathering, Friday, June 9th at Windhorse Retreat, Rimbey Alberta from 7:00pm until Moontime.  This is a yearly gathering and Windhorse Retreat is an amazing location, just west of Rimbey
https://www.facebook.com/events/702004563299433/

Reiki Level I Certification Class, Saturday June 17th at TheCounty of Lacombe Lifelong Learning Center  from 10:00am – 5:00pm
To register, please contact
https://lacombelifelonglearning.wordpress.com/about/contact-us-403-782-7955/

SOLSTICE & NEW MOON GODDESS GATHERING, Tuesday, June 20th at The Soul Center in Red Deer.  Please pre-register here 

Own your Light, Lead from Spirit, Widen Your Impact 

Cynthia has been the “Soul” owner of Essential Energy Healing here in Lacombe 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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The ART of Reclaiming your Warrior Goddess

RECLAIM YOUR WARRIOR GODDESS
Interactive Workshop 

The ART of Reclaiming Your Warrior Goddess SASS –Weekend Workshop – Next Workshop will be in the Fall of 2017 ~ please sign up for our Newsletter to stay in the loop for dates.

If you are interested in hosting a Warrior Goddess Weekend Workshop in the Central Alberta area, please contact cynthia@essentialenergyhealing.ca to set up this amazing 2 Day Workshop!

Sometimes begins with a small whisper; the voice in the back of your mind nagging you to make a change. But then you are faced with the what? Or how? Or is it too late? For others, the call to great change is a loud blaring siren, a take-no-prisoners upheaval that shatters everything they thought they once knew.

The whisper is starting to be heard, the deep wisdom awakening from slumber; the longing in our heart’s and the sacred medicine that we are yearning to bring into being is rising.

Do you hear it?
Are you called to awaken to your own divine Warrior Goddess path?
Have you felt the pull in your own world to move in the direction of your medicine?
Are you ready to live your purpose?
Do you feel the call to make a change in your life?
Are you ready to put an end to self-limiting thoughts, beliefs and patterns?

It is then time to say YES to you. Your LIFE…..Welcome Home!

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

As women we are searching for a new freedom, the freedom from self-judgment, comparison, and struggle. The freedom from trying to take care of everyone else and forgetting ourselves in the process. The freedom to be the women we are meant to be.

Imagine giving yourself this freedom: to be you, 100%, and to love all of you. Yes, you can learn to love and accept all of you.

Join me in this 2 Day Interactive hands on Workshop where together we will create a new foundation for healing, power, and transformation.

In this interactive series you will learn how to:

Commit to yourself with compassion and humor
Unwind old agreements and beliefs that no longer serve you
Find your authentic expression
Walk with joy on your path of transformation, even when it is challenging

This is an interactive workshop, with follow-up exercises and full support after the class

• Commit to YOU
• Align with Life
• Purify your Vessel
• Ground your being and free your past
• Energize your creativity and sexuality
• Claim your strength and ignite your will
• Open your Heart
• Speak your Truth
• Embody your Wisdom
• Choose Your Path and Overview

COMMENTS FROM PRIOR REGISTRANTS:

“I loved being able to connect with women who had been through so much and were willing to open up about themselves so that I felt I could open up to them. Cynthia created an energy that kept us going and on track so we couldn’t “run away” when things got real. The homework made it really sink in, its one thing to take a course for a couple hours, but to have to continue the work at home with all your distractions and really dig in deep and then continue with it the following class makes all the difference to me.” ~ Ayla

“The Warrior Goddess Reclaim Workshop is a valuable learning and growth opportunity for women to give to themselves – your Warrior Goddess needs and deserves this time for her. It’s an empowering mix of meditation, self-reflection, group discussion and movement that will touch your heart and shift your mind towards change. The full impact will unfold in the weeks, months and even years after the actual workshop. Thank you, Cynthia, for this gift!” Sandy

“The guidance of Cynthia and the fellowship of the group resonated with me. There was much collective wisdom and the group format with Cynthia’s encouragement allowed the wisdom to emerge. Cynthia gently challenged us to test our assumptions and explore other ways of looking at our lives and honouring ourselves.”

Own your Light, Lead from Spirit, Widen Your Impact 

Cynthia has been the “Soul” owner of Essential Energy Healing here in Lacombe 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

NEW MOON, ELEMENTS AND RITUAL

Spring has arrived and the New Moon is on Monday, March 27th – Aries is Fire Energy ~ which can be both creative and destructive!

To feel the manifestations of this power, go out on sunny day and feel the warmth and light of the Sun, listen to the crackling of logs and smell of smoke from a burning fire. Or, candles also represent Fire and as you gaze into the transformational flame of a candle, immerse yourself in the energy of Fire. Fire is the natural element of animals and mankind, and they “have, in their natures, a most fiery force, and also spring from celestial sources.”

In order to gain benefit from the energy of this element, we need to control Fire’s destructive aspect. When we light a candle, we are not only calling upon the energy of Fire, we are also limiting its power. This destructive aspect should not be seen as negative, forest fires, actually help, clearing away underbrush and encouraging seeds lying dormant within the Earth to burst forth into new life.

Fire is a masculine element, its aspects being change, passion, creativity, motivation, will power, drive and sensuality. It is sexuality, both physical and spiritual. Fire is used in spells, rituals and candle magic for healing, purification, breaking bad habits or destroying illness and disease.

Do you hear the call of the Elements and to connect deeper with the
Elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth?  

Yes?  Please join me in this Four Part Workshop, FULL MOON CEREMONY & EMBRACING THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF CHANGE – DIRECTION OF THE EAST, ELEMENT OF AIR

 

NEW MOON 

This new moon says take action NOW. Pay attention to where in life you need some fuel for growth and apply the action energy of Aries. Walk, run, or dance – just move. Get outside and play. Use the energy you generate to take aligned action on your intentions.

Tune into Aries during the new moon window and ask what needs to be done that maybe you haven’t thought of yet. Take time to fire up anything in your life that needs extra energy. Make decisions and then take action.

Also notice with Aries if there is any place your fire needs to be contained or balanced. Are you running over people?  Burning yourself out? Is there any place you are out of control? What do you need to do to balance fire effectively in your life right now

In terms of your creations, the most powerful action you can take during the new moon in Aries is to do what needs to be done as quickly as possible. Take action! Energize your intentions. This is a very potent time to start something new or get an area of your life or business revved up.

Choose the one or two ideas you need most to work with, then focus on those. Intentions function best when there are only one or two to concentrate on in any cycle.

Personal Action Suggestions for Aries New Moon:

  • Get in motion, energizing your body.
  • Schedule time to PLAY and then go do something fun.
  • Notice where in life you need to be more yourself; then express your individuality.
  • Start a new project or move one forward.
  • Connect to your inner warrior and ask where it needs to take action.
  • Build a well-contained fire indoors or out, and as it gets going, sit and reflect with it, asking where you need to apply greater levels of fire energy in your life. Journal.
  • Make an action list of things you need to get done and start doing them.

(Source: Lisamichaels.com )


MOON BATHING RITUAL

Did you know that at the New Moon, the body’s ability to detoxify is at its peak?  Bathing at the New Moon has an effect that would be similar to a 3 day detox!  It will adjust and decontaminate the body and support the removal of toxic build up, whether it’s environmental, physioloical or emotional!

Himalayan Sea Salts or Epsom salts are both wonderful for your Moon Bathing Ritual!  Add 1 cup to you bathing water, and bathe approx 20 – 30 minutes.  Do not towel or rub dry, allow your body to air dry (yes, really) and if possible, relax afterwards ~ quiet reading or bed is preferred!

You can add some candles and crystals for an amazing experience!

I have some amazing gatherings, workshops and Reiki classes lined up this Spring!

APRIL Workshops|Classes

Self-Love Circle, Saturday April 1st from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at The Soul Center in Red Deer
To register, please click here

Warrior Goddess Interactive Weekend Workshop, Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th from 10:00am – 3:00pm both days at The Soul Center in Red Deer
To Register, please click here
Full Moon|Elements of Change Ritual and workshop, Tuesday April 11th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at The Soul Center in Red Deer
To Register, please click here

Dreamcatcher Workshop, Sunday April 23rd from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at The Crystal Ranch in Stettler
To Register, please click here

Reiki II Certification Class, Saturday April 29th from 10:00am – 5:00pm at The Soul Center in Red Deer ****Please note:  There is 1 space available for this class***
To register, please click here

MAY Workshops|Classes

Spirit Guide Meditation, Tuesday May 2nd, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at The Soul Center in Red Deer
To register, please click here

Reiki Master Teacher Certification Class, Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th from 10:00am – 5:00pm both days

To register, please click here

JUNE Workshops|Classes

Reiki Level I Certification Class, Saturday June 3rd at The Soul Center in Red Deer from 10:00am – 5:00pm
To register, please click here

Smudge Feather Workshop, Wednesday June 7th at The Soul Center in Red Deer from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
To register, please click here

Celtic Moon Gathering, Friday, June 9th at Windhorse Retreat, Rimbey Alberta from 7:00pm until Moontime.  This is a yearly gathering and Windhorse Retreat is an amazing location, just west of Rimbey
https://www.facebook.com/events/702004563299433/

Own your Light, Lead from Spirit, Widen Your Impact 

Cynthia has been the “Soul” owner of Essential Energy Healing here in Lacombe 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

21 Days of Goddess Gratitude and

The Theme of December is always of Gratitude…..

“If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”–Meister Eckhart

This past year has been a rough ride for many of us in Alberta and all over Canada.  We’ve been hit hard financially with my husband working in the pipeline industry and I know so many others who have experienced financial and many other difficulties as well.

Every day that I have a house to live in, groceries in the fridge to eat and gas in my car, I am thankful, daily and especially to get through the lean tough times, I practice Gratitude  ~ more and more the past year and wanted to share with you….Gratitude and I extend a personal Invite you to join me in 21 Days of Goddess Gratitude.  It’s wonderful to share.

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.

Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude.

Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.

I invite you to join me for 21 Days of Goddess Gratitude, where I have opened a safe, supportive space to express our gratitude on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1257443567628092/

There will be daily journal prompts and mantras that I will be sharing. I Would love to see you there!  Please note that this is a Private FB Group!

The holiday season is upon us. And for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, nature has already gone  into its dormant phase.  Mother Earth is hibernating. The trees have shed their leaves, snow covers the ground here in most of Alberta.

This should be a time when we too seek solitude, go within, and take a little time off. It’s what our bodies want, it’s what our minds crave; yet, most of us ignore the signs, putting in ever longer hours as the days grow increasingly shorter.   For most people, it’s CRAZY BUSY. Stores are blaring holiday music and telling you there’s just a few shopping days left ’till Xmas. Companies are cranking away to make their end-of year financial goals. Families and friends are making plans to visit and celebrate. Social calendars have booked up.  And while our human ways can feel productive and even celebratory at holiday time, it’s also quite exhausting for most people.
Not to mention that we are running COUNTER to the slower rhythms of nature at this time of year. Winter is meant of be a time of REST!

Yes, I said REST.

This is a word we seem to have forgotten in our fast-paced Western Culture. We are moving and lightning speed and multi-tasking like mad. We are doing MORE with LESS support. And most of us are really pretty tired.

In nature, we celebrate the changing of the seasons. And every farmer knows that a recipe for getting an healthy abundant crop is to leave the fields fallow for a period of time. But it’s not that nothing is happening during these fallow periods. The soil is regenerating. The nutrients are building back up. The plants are building their internal infrastructure and their root system is expanding beneath the ground. Without this fallow time, nature could not come out in her full splendor next Spring-with bountiful crops and glorious flowers.

We humans aren’t so different. We also need deep periods of stillness, rest, and “down time.” But our culture doesn’t really celebrate these things. With only 2 weeks of vacation a year at most jobs, there’s time for little more than a few family visits or a quick vacation.

So we keep pushing and pushing. And many of us, including me, have ended-up burnt out, unhealthy and generally not taking very good care of US. I was reading an article recently where it stated that approximately 80% of people today will experience adrenal fatigue in their lifetime. Wow.

So if you want to keep up your big, bright life. If you want to fully show-up for your family and your friends; if you want to make a big difference, you have really got to REST my friends. And nurture yourselves! This is not selfish behavior, but totally REQUIRED for folks who are going to be putting out a lot into the world. And I know a bit about all of you-you GIVE a lot. And you’ll burnout FOR REAL if you don’t charge up those batteries.

So here’s my suggestions of key holiday gifts to YOURSELF. If you fill up your own cup so that you are radiant and abundant, this will be nothing but FABULOUS for you, your family, and your work.

Ten Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

1. Get enough sleep. You may wonder how this fits especially when you have a long list of things to do for the holidays. However, this truly is a simple step to a stress-free holiday. The lack of sleep leads to fatigue, which in turn reduces your ability to cope with the holiday demands.

2. Find time to exercise, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Exercise helps to increase your energy level and reduce stress.

3. Nourish yourself. In other words, take time to eat properly. In the rush to accomplish all the things planned for the holidays, you may tend to skip meals in order to get more done. You need fuel to continue on with holiday cheer.

4. Plan ahead so that you are prepared for what’s coming up. The last thing you need is unscheduled interruptions to your day. If something unplanned comes up that can wait until later, do not be ashamed to politely refuse or reschedule.

5. Set and stick to a holiday budget for things that are on your lists to do and buy. It’s easy to overspend over the holidays which can lead to stress. Once you set your budget, your decision making will be easy and less stressful when it comes time to make your holiday purchases.

6. Shop early to avoid the holiday crowd. Try shopping over the Internet and skip the hassle of crowded shopping malls, parking and the frustration of standing in line.

7. Prioritize what you want to accomplish over the holidays. Stick with the most important first, and you’ll get those things done that are most important to you.

8. Simplify your life. If you can make things easier for yourself, do so. It saves you from stress, and it works. A lot of things don’t have to be elaborate, especially with decorations and food preparation.

9. Reduce your expectations. High expectations usually equate to higher probability of stress when things don’t work out. Don’t try to do too many things or expect too much from others; take the holiday time to relax. Find little self soothers to pamper yourself throughout your day.

10. Plan to give service, and think of someone’s needs other than your own. This charitable spirit will help you be more appreciative of what you already have and remember what the holiday is really about. Having compassion for others softens our Spirit and lends its way to awakening your heart within.

Expectations are the biggest stress: those that others have placed on us and those we impose on ourselves. Our schedules fill up, and our pocketbooks become empty. Expectations of how the holidays should be keep us from enjoying a time of simpler, more meaningful joys. There is such a simple solution to the holiday stress blues, just say “no “and give yourself the gift of compassion. Let someone else do a project, let the bakery do the cookies, have someone wrap your gifts and have a party when decorating the tree, the more the merrier. Plan now and kick back and enjoy some eggnog! Create your magical holiday….

I would like to invite you to join me for a Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 22nd at 7pm MST.  Please join me here:  https://zoom.us/j/4633834541

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.

Reiki Level II Certification Class – Saturday, December 3, 2016 – We have 1 space open for this class

LATE WINTER 2017  –  I will be offering another Reclaim Your Warrior Goddess Class
SPRING 2017- Warrior Goddess – Embracing the Four Elements of Change

Keep an eye out for my 2017 schedule of events here:  Smudging Workshop, Dreamcatcher Creations and Smudge Fan Workshop coming this winter and Spring

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

I would love to hear what you think….

 

Monday’s Messages ~ November 21, 2016 ~The Shaman & Ceremony

mondaysmessages_ceremony_shamanThis morning, my full intention was to do an Angel Card for you, but the Earth Magic Cards were calling strongly, and I follow those intuitive nudges….

Two cards slid out of the deck Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven Farmer for you this morning.

While I was journaling and doing my own morning rituals, I was reading Elizabeth Peru’s Tip Off Report, which I love to read – a portion of her message for today, November 21st was:  “Sacred Ceremony is well aspected today.  Perhaps take a long bath, as you meditate upon the past year.  Invoke your favorite Goddess energy that appeals to your inner truth.”

Well, the two cards today are so in alignment with what Elizabeth Peru’s message is, I was totally excited and plan to bring more Sacred Ceremony into today for myself!

The first Card is CEREMONY ~ Invocation

It is in sacred ceremony that we have one of the greatest opportunities to experience communion with Source, one where the perceived dualities of both heaven and Earth merge into an experience of the Divine. Sacred Ceremony is prayer in action.

Whether through indifference, depression, life crisis, or any other manifestation of mental, emotional, or physical blockages, you have drifted from the intimacy with Spirit for which you yearn.  It is important to do what you can to regain an experience of spiritual power that is contained within you and all around you.  Do so by conducting a ceremony, one that involves not only Spirit but also material objects you consider sacred.

The second Card is SHAMAN ~ Ancient Healing Wisdom

I love this card!  The Shaman has witnessed visions, spirits, suffering, and joy and knows that everything that exists has Spirit’s intentionality behind it.  Able to travel beyond the veil of ordinary reality, the Shaman’s primary assignment is to discern and maintain balance between what the human community takes from the natural world and what it gives back.  When this relationship is out of balance, the Shaman must do whatever is necessary to restore it.  Balance equals healing.

The Shaman lives life in ceremony and treats everything with reverence.  The Shaman works with spirit helpers, including ancestral spirits to support in service to the people and to Mother Earth.

“This is a time for deep healing, starting with your relationship with Spirit.  Call upon your spirit guides and ancestors to help you with any emotional, mental, or physical healing that you need today.

If you’re guided to purchasing you own set of the Earth Magic Cards and are local (Red Deer, Lacombe, Sylvan) Witches Ink has them available for purchase.  

If you’re looking to take this further, please sign up for my Goddess Swag Bag, includes Clearing and Creating Sacred Space.

The Wisdom of Forgiveness

forgivenessHow are you? Truly — how is your heart? Have you been diving deep and taking tender care of your own being? What does your heart need most these days? How are you feeling physically, mentally & emotionally?

We are fast approaching the darkest days of the year and as we do so our hours become more yin in nature and the call to make our way inward and introspect and care for self in a quiet, deep, dark, beautiful, all-self-knowing-way becomes stronger and stronger.

It is normal to feel more emotional in these colder, slower, darker days.

It is normal to crave warmer foods and more sleep.

The divine feminine beckons us to sit with the heart and lean in to the divine messages that she whispers to us in the quiet moments of days-passing-by.

We are coming into the season of inward work — the season of calling on divine self-care rituals that are slow and soft and deeply nourishing.

I am sending you all of the love — thank you for being here with me, for trusting me and creating connection with me !

forgivenessheartThe main Theme of November is around FORGIVENESS….

This is the big letting go, the final completion, the cutting it loose.

We are weary of the fight, the blame, the crisis, the judgment, the debt, being victims, feeling owed, the anxiety, worry, and stress.

We desperately wish for a gentler more compassionate way of beauty and balance and are finally willing to do whatever it takes to get there.

Forgiveness is a big piece we are working with this month and in the months to come. The actual definition of forgiveness is to give way so something can be free to move forward. Without forgiveness there is no moving forward. To the extent that you are not able to forgive yourself or others for what “they have done to you”, “you have done to yourself, or, ”you have done to others”, you are holding yourself and others hostage and no one is free to move forward. We are in a time of tremendous potential for movement forward and the raising of consciousness but if we cannot forgive, we go nowhere.

What people do not realize is that the choice to not forgive can actually create karma. If you have the option and the opportunity to forgive something or someone and you do not take it, choosing instead to hold someone or something hostage in your expectation of a payback, you can create some karma for yourself in the withholding of that freedom. Some food for thought….

Forgiving something does not mean that you agree with it or condone it. The action or situation can still be very wrong, but forgiving it cuts it loose so that the energy of it is no longer attached to you.  You neutralize the charge so that you are no longer hooked into the debt of payback. Sometimes we hold onto old grudges for years and years and maybe even lifetimes, not even remembering exactly what started it. On a greater more global scale there is a need for forgiveness between countries, races, the masculine and the feminine.

Blame, grudges, judgement, hopelessness and depression are all symptoms of an inability to forgive. We hide behind the bad parents that did not love us the way they should have, or the boss that never saw our potential and wasted years of our talents, or the relationship that never gave us what we wanted, or all those that took advantage of us without the proper honor, payment or acknowledgement. These are all the logjams in our psyches that are keeping us at a lower vibration and from being free to move forward.

If you forgive those who “done you wrong”, you are not only freeing yourself but freeing them as well. And if you don’t truly forgive them, you may be stuck with them on the karmic wheel for future lifetimes. It is better to clean it up now. (Source:  https://thepowerpath.com/monthly-forecast/november-2016-monthly-forecast/?mc_cid=ca504c10cc&mc_eid=5a33b0e9d8)

 

Grab your forgiveness-mantra1 Ritual right here!

 

Much L☮♈ Cynthia )0(

 

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

Are your elements in balance?

First I want to shout – HAPPY MAY!!!

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May is historically a month where the weather here in Alberta is all over the place – I should tell you that thus far this May has been simply amazing– it’s been unseasonally hot, which has been wonderful for our energy and getting out for some much needed sunshine after our winter season.  The downside is that we’ve already seen tragic, devastating out of control fires in Alberta and more recently, BC.

I’m back up and at living life after going through yet another setback with my Chronic Autoimmune issues.  Last time it attacked my kidneys, this time my pancreas. I had a long 2 months of trying to come back into balance and healing.  I’d like to say thank you to all my beautiful friends and family who supported me in this by taking me to appointments when I couldn’t drive, coming out to visit for tea, supportive Facebook messages of love and support and the amazing healing sessions I was blessed with!

I have been feeling pretty darn good the past few weeks and am feeling like my “old” self and will once again be offering Reiki Classes and I have just finished my Warrior Goddess Training (kept my mental state busy while I was physically healing) and will be offering classes later on this summer and fall.

A good portion of the training was learning how to hold our own energy and create our own “Creed”, which is as follows:

I hereby commit to fully embody my warrior goddess self.  From this moment forward, I will do my best to:

No longer abandon myself
Learn to love the beginnings and endings
Treat myself as a Temple
Stay grounded and present
Honor my sassy, sweet fire
Own my strength and vulnerability
Open my heart to all of life
Speak my deepest truths
Listen to the wisdom within
Claim my unique path and walk the Warrior Goddess Way!

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.

You can sign up here for upcoming Classes and Workshops this summer!http://essentialenergyhealing.ca/classes-and-workshops/

 

WG

Truth: I used to have a lot of control issues and I believed that was powerful!

Truth Bomb: Ruling with an iron fist and attempting to control everything and everyone is NOT powerful. It’s exhausting, frustrating and a total waste of precious time.  I found this espcially the truth bomb with my health!

What I have learned through my own healing journey and more with the Warrior Goddess Training I just finished and with clients is that true personal power comes from learning the art of surrendering and practicing non-attachment.

Here are 5 random ways attachment and control gives away your personal power. Can you relate to any of the following?

  • You flip out or at the very least get pissed over people doing things their way instead of the way you want.
  • You’re unwilling to hear and understand someone else’s point of view if it differs from yours.  Talk to the hand.
  • You feel disrespected, pissed off or hurt when someone asks your advice and then does it a different way.
  • You decide to go after a goal or dream and if it doesn’t go your way with ease or grace – so you give up thinking it’s not meant for you.
  • You get hung up on things being or looking one way and have a very hard time allowing things to shift and take new shape in your life.

 

You might be wondering how this control thing relates to magical living? Well, magically speaking, the “need for control” points to an imbalance of the Elements.

You are made up of 5 Cardinal Elements; AIR, FIRE, WATER, EARTH and SPIRIT.

AIR corresponds to the mental realm and when you have a healthy and balanced relationship with AIR, you call in healthy thoughts and think positively.

FIRE corresponds to the action realm and when you have a healthy and balanced relationship with FIRE, you move towards your desires and are mindful not to burn yourself out (by pushing too hard).

WATER corresponds to the emotional realm and when you have a healthy and balanced relationship with WATER, you enjoy healthy emotions and have the ability to go with the flow in life.

EARTH corresponds to the physical realm and when you have a healthy and balanced relationship with EARTH, you enjoy a feeling of stability/grounded-ness and have the ability to easily manifest your desires into the earthly plane.

SPIRIT corresponds to the heavenly realm and when you have a healthy and balanced relationship with SPIRIT, you enjoy a feeling of peace and because your faith is strong and gratitude flows within you each day.

Anyway your slice it  – failing to learn how to balance the ELEMENTS within you will block and prevent you from living your Warrior Goddess lifestyle.

If this email rang your truth bell, now may be the right time is now to sign up for my upcoming Warrior Goddess classes!  I truly don’t want you to suffer one more minute with the control monster – I remember those days and ocasionally still struggle. Trust me when I say peace, grace, joy and ease feels much better.

Universal Law: Same behavior = Same results. 

Today, we also enter Taurus New Moon energy,  This EARTHY grounded new moon provides us with a potent window for planting your desires in rich, fertile soil.  Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to put your plans in writing and enjoy your physical body!

New Moon Bath Ritual

 

MoonBathRitual

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:

Fill the tub with about 3 inches of hot water.
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.
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.
While you are waiting for the salt to dissolve, dry brush your skin.
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}.
Say a prayer or blessing if you’d like.
Bathe for 20-30 minutes, trying to keep as much of your body submerged as possible.
Use this time to dream and envision what you want to manifest during the next 28 days.
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.
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.

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Cynthia has been the “Soul” owner of Essential Energy Healing here in Lacombe 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!

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