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Monday’s Messages~New Beginnings and a Fresh Start from Archangel Michael

NewBeginningsJanuary 12, 2015

I havn’t posted a Monday’s Message since prior to the Holdiay Season and guess what card jumped right out?  You got it – NEW BEGINNINGS AND A FRESH START.  This card is from Doreen Virtues Archangel Michaels’s Oracle Card Deck.  Pretty appropriate given where we are today, isn’t it?

As a chapter of your life closes, another one is beginning to bloom.  Right now you may only notice the first inklings of new growth in your life, so Archangel Michael sends this card to encourage you to keep going!!!

There’s great news is store you for!  Stay filled with faith and keep a positive outlooks.

Archangel Michael Prayer for You

Thank you for bringing new opportunities and offering support, and for helping me release and heal my past.  Fill me with trust as I experience these life changes.

My message for you is if you started something new on January 1st like many of us – he is telling you that past mistakes are forgiven and forgotten, a relationship is blooming, an improved mind-set boosts your happiness and confidence.  Let the past go!  Move forward with today. Breathe through it.  You’ll be ok.

Namaste, Cynthia


Cooling Summer Idea

Are you having trouble sleeping this summer?  Wow, Alberta has been humid and hot, hot, hot….

Having troubles sleeping?

I’m not a big lover of heat and really don’t sleep very well, so I’ve got a great idea to help you out that I’ve been using!

You’ll need:

A small spritzer bottle

Pure spring water

3-5 drops of Pure Peppermint Essential Oil

2-4 drops of Pure Lavender Essential Oil

Shake well and spray onto chest, back of neck and anywhere else that feels oh, so good!

Research identifies health benefits from participation in drumming circles

Ancient Earth Drums

Ancient Earth Drums

Through my successes and setbacks, through my life as a woman, wife and mother, I realized we are defined by rhythms.

The Rhythms of the Drum calls to me…The drumbeat is one of the oldest and most sacred sounds that we can use to access consciousness and healing.

Check out this article from the examiner on more Health Benefits from Drumming!

Your Journey throught the Chakras with Essential Oils – Crown Chakra


Lavender Essential Oil for Crown Chakra

Lavender Essential Oil for Crown Chakra


Seventh ~ Crown: The Crown Chakra

The crown chakra is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought, and energy. The keyword is inspiration. This is the connecting link to your highest and finest self.


Color: Violet

Element: Thought

Position: Top of the head

Objective: Charity, connection to God and spirit, divinity, belief systems, revelation, divine consciousness.

When your Crown Chakra is closed

When your Crown Chakra is opened

You feel no connection or guidance from a higher power. You feel connected to a higher power and that you are being watched over and cared for.
You feel unworthy of spiritual help and are angry that your higher power has abandoned you. You know you deserve immense blessings.
You suffer from migraines and tension headaches. You feel immense gratitude for the universal love and appreciation you feel towards yourself and others.

Activities to Balance your Crown Chakra

Aromatherapy with Young Living Essenial Oils – Lavender

Head Rolls
*Instructions below
Floral water meditations
Pranayama Practice

Your Journey throught the Chakras with Essential Oils – Sacral Chakra

Peace and Calming-Sacral Chakra

Peace and Calming-Sacral Chakra


Second ~ Water: The Sacral Chakra

The sacral chakra is the center of your creativity, desire, emotion, sexuality, and intuition. This is where you learn how to give and receive pleasure.

Color: Orange

Element: Water

Position: Below the belly button

Objective: Sexuality, the nature of your relationships, freedom from guilt, pleasure and nurturance, sensation and creativity

When your Sacral Chakra is closed:

When your Sacral Chakra is opened:

Your sexual life may be shut down, or non-interest in sexual activities You enjoy pleasure in many different ways in life.
You feel abused, hurt, and confused and don’t trust that you can be loved for being you. You create healthy sexual experiences with others that honor you.
You feel you have to be sexy to be loved You have a strong sense of your sexuality and recognize it as one of your most powerful creative energies.

Activities to Increase Balance to your Sacral Chakra:

Journey Through the Chakras with Essential Oils

Journey through the Chakras with Essential Oils

Journey through the Chakras with Essential Oils


When:  Starting on Wednesday, March 7th

Where:  Right here on my Blog

What:  Take a Journey through your Chakras with Essential Oils!

What is this?  Learn which Chakra center governs certain areas of your energy and how to balance them with Essential Oils!

Have some fun with this and sign up here for more tips on using essential oils every day!

Therapeutic Effects of Reiki Drumming

Therapeutic Effects of Reiki Drumming

Drumming reminds our body of its ideal vibratory rate, which is in harmony with the pulse of the earth and the Universal flow of creation. Reiki combined with the rhythm of the drum helps to indentify and remove energy blockages, reduce stress and strengthen the nervous system, creating a deep sense of emotional well-being. It can improve focus, clarity, learning and memory, and help to unlock the creativity within. Reiki drumming has both preventative and therapeutic benefits and is a purifying process.
remo buffalo drum

Reiki drumming affects the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies simultaneously, helping to bring them into harmony while raising the vibratory rate to levels which may allow the body to accelerate its innate healing abilities.

There have been many scientific research studies conducted to discover the effect sound and drumming have on the human body and psyche. Biofeedback research indicates that even brief heartbeat drumming can double alpha brainwaves and reduce modern day stress, which is known to depress the immune system over long periods of time.

“Research further demonstrates that drumming accesses the whole brain, synchronising the two cerebral hemispheres, engaging both logical left brain and intuitive right brain. It has been shown to generate dynamic neural connections in the brain, even when there has been significant damage such as after stroke or with Parkinson’s Disease. Other studies have noted that IQ scores have improved with control groups after playing drums.”
Sarah Gregg, Reiki Drum UK.

Ahh…Morning Rituals!

Ahh…Morning Rituals

Every morning, we see renewal and rebirth. This is the perfect time of day to connect and centre yourself, set intentions, express gratitude for all we have and step fully into your feminine divine self.
Each morning what we did or didn’t do and say the day before can all be left behind us. It is a brand new day! A Morning Ritual is a wonderful way to face the new day ahead of us and go forth relaxed and feeling great!
You can build your Morning Ritual with whatever purpose you feel that is most empowering in your life. Here are some exercises and ideas that may assist you to be in charge of your day.
Decide how you want to feel and what you want to accomplish. You can do this with your daily health, your daily work productivity, shopping—practically anything you want to come out as a success. Set your intent to have your day filled with love, joy and happiness. Trust your intuition, find the good in things. Be grateful. What will your intention be today?
I found this definition on setting intentions from About.com: ―A working definition for intention is: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Lacking intention, we sometimes stray without meaning or direction. But with it, all the forces of the universe can align to make even the most impossible, possible. My intention is to transform the conversation around dreams from fear and doubt, to hope and possibility, followed by action and results.”


  • Create inner peace with a meditation from your IPod or a CD.
  • Add a Spiritual slow-moving exercise to your Morning Ritual.
  • Uplift and open your soul, set the mood to enhance your Morning Ritual.

As we go about our daily lives, events are created both consciously and subconsciously, the trick here is to create our circumstances consciously.

The way to do this is to consistently Ground yourself.
Start by concentrating on your breath. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth, slowly and deeply three times.
Now, imagine yourself an ancient spreading tree and feel roots emerge from the bottoms of your feet, growing into the ground. The roots move deeper into the Earth until they reach the core of our mother earth, where your roots will wrap around a beautiful earth crystal. Sit with this beautiful earth energy for a few nice deep breaths and thank Mother Earth for all she does for us, from the water we drink to the air we breathe, give thanks. Then draw in this beautiful Earth energy up through your roots like a straw and into your feet, up through your legs, as the trunk of this tall and wise tree, and bring the energy through every part of your body. Continue to draw the beautiful Earth energy ever upward through your neck and head, out your crown, and beyond your physical body.
Then feel branches begin, spreading like arms up and outward from your trunk, dividing into smaller and smaller branches and twigs. The twigs unfurl green leaves and golden, soft petaled flowers. Feel the flowers first as buds, then opening wider and fuller until the over full petals fall from the branches to the ground. Follow the rain of golden petals back to the Earth, where their essence sinks through the surface to the planet’s core. They become one again with the center of our Mother Earth – do this three times.
(Always end the meditation back at the center of the Earth. Return to the present slowly, stretch and move a bit, be fully present before getting up.)
This method is simply the method of shielding that I use in conjunction with centering and grounding. There are, as with everything else, other methods or visualizations that different people use.
Take that energy that is flowing up through your body and out of the top of your head, and feel it coming down around your body surrounding you. Imagine this bubble as an impenetrable shield, which deflects and carries away energies coming from outside it. And remember, that this indestructible, protective energy is also flowing through you and filling you, and carrying away any unwanted influences, while empowering the influence within yourself that you desire.


  • Some people prefer to think of the energy as flowing closely around their body like a second skin.
  • Others like to visualize it as forming something like a suit of armour, or a symbol that is meaningful to them.
  • Some people like to imagine the bubble as having a mirror-like surface that reflects things away. Others might see or feel it as transparent, or hard like steel or stone.
  • Others might feel it as being like a raging torrent that washes unwanted incursions away like a waterfall, or burns away what it touches.

The point, again, is not to make what you do match what everyone else does, unless that’s the way that works best for you. The important thing is to become used to calling up and directing the feeling of being shielded and protected. Any of these visualizations are simply your way of symbolizing to yourself the nature of your shield, and the act of forming one, to give yourself the necessary kind of connection to make it real for you.
Once the shield is in place, some people like to imagine the energy that is flowing out the top of their heads returning to flow back up through their feet, and “pinching off” from the earth, so that it is like a closed system.
Again, with all of this, once you have practiced, you are likely to find that you can draw up the feeling of being shielded at will.
Leaving yourself with the idea of a constant energy flow moving through you can set your mind and will to feel like they are being abraded or washed out, or burnt up. Leaving up a shield, constantly, can leave you mentally closed off from the world around you. I don’t believe there’s any major harm in remaining centered, but sometimes it is the things which throw us off balance which propel us forward in life.
Cynthia Sebry owns and operates in Lacombe, Alberta.
cynthia@essentialenergyhealing.ca or call 403-391-4117 for further information.
Essential Energy Healing is a wholistic approach to regaining and enjoying a life of natural good health and wellness for your mind, body and spirit through Reiki, Massage and detoxing your body. I invite you to stop in a for a Reiki session, Indian Head Massage, Essential Oil or Chakra Massage and let yourself be transported to a place of pure bliss…a combination of Reiki and Head massage, well you just have to try it to believe it!
Our Detox Therapy with the Ion Cleanse Footbath and Chi Machine will help to unload unwanted and unwelcome toxins from your body. It will help you feel lighter and more energetic as well as see immediate and progressive results.

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is the new buzz word of the day and for good reason.  I works.  Today it is more than spiritual teachers who encourage the practice of meditation for the full range of benefits it can bring.  Meditation has become a mainstream recommendation for numerous physical health issues, especially those dealing with stress.  Stress is known to contribute to over 80% of the dis-eases plaguing the 21st century, and meditation can give our bodies and our minds a chance to slow down, unwind and rejuvenate.

In the hustle and bustle of our ever busier lives, meditation can be a calm refuge from the chaos of the outer world and more importantly the inner world.  With the growing science and understanding of the body-mind connection we are now aware that stress is mind made.  Yes, mind made!  Think about it.  What stresses out one person may not stress out another.  What makes the difference is how each person thinks and feels about it.  The good news is this, if we create stress in our over busy minds, then all we need do is slow down our mind, and we slow down or release our stress.

Teachers like Eckart Tolle remind us there are many different ways to practice a meditative state of mind, sitting, walking, drinking and eating to name a few.  Anyone can learn how to meditate.  The challenge is to be in the practice for what is not some spiritually unobtainable nirvana or non-thought.  All meditation is a form of awareness practice which, simply put, means being aware of and choosing where you are directing your attention.  Focusing on all the obligations, deadlines, chaos and problems of your day creates stress mentally, emotionally and physically.   A simple meditation practice of tens minutes once or twice a day can beneficially lower blood pressure, reduce muscle tension and headaches, increase seratonin and uplift mood and behaviour, reduce acidic and arthritic conditions, improve memory and concentration, reduce anxiety attacks and more.  Is it worth it?  You bet.  Practise and discover the answers for yourself as millions of other supporters have.

If we could all learn to quiet our minds and pay better attention to the messages the body sends we may avoid a lot of health crisis or complications.  Just to take the time to sit quietly within yourself, with nothing to do bus be aware, to witness your thoughts, follow your breath, drift into the silence behind the sounds, ride on the wave of the wind or absorb the scent of a flower, is what it’s all about.  Once you get into a consistent practice, positive results will be present in all areas of your life but most importantly, the relationship you embrace with yourself.  The feelings of calm, pride and confidence that come from the disciplined practice (which is keeping your word to yourself), cannot be understated or understood until you experience it yourself.  Imagine the rewards being calm, open, centred alert, focused and peaceful could bring to your life personally and professionally.  Meditation practice is a breath of fresh air amidst the congestion of our stressful lives and the simplest way to meditate is to be with your breath.

Take a moment now, even as you read this and do what I call a stress check.  Be aware of your brow.  Now relax it.  Relax your jaw and let your teeth part, swallow, drop your shoulders, relax your belly, let your hips and buttocks settle into the chair.  Be aware of a slight sensation of energy or tingling inside your feet.  You are feeling, sensing, if you will, the life force within your feet.  Now gently become aware of your breathing.  No need to control it, just be aware.  Notice the gentle rhythm of your lungs as they expand and contract.  Just witnessing, you will notice your breathing is nice and calm.  If your mind wanders or thoughts get your attention, simple notice them and come back to following your breath.  Come back again and follow your breath.  You may want to count every exhale just to keep you focused.  That is it.  Just breathe.

There is nothing more important in this moment that you simply being.  Can you do it?  Can you give yourself the gift and opportunity to simply be?  In time this simple practice can bring you closer to your Self and that will gift your life.  Take the challenge.  Find a style that suits you best.  Commit to the practice and reap the rewards.