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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(

 

BALANCE

I’m always so excited when I’m in tune with the Universe!

img_2086This morning, I was reading through the “Theme for October”, which is all about Balance.  October is a time to carve out some space for integration of what we have gone through the past few months.  Personal boundaries will be tested as we strive for more balance.  A great month to observe and tackle addictive behaviors, black and white belief systems, mood swings, irrational fears and attachments to the past.

SO….This morning when I pulled out my Oracle Card Deck “Divine Guidance” by Cheryl Lee Harnish….can you just guess what flew out of the deck and landed right on my keyboard?  You got it.  BALANCE….

Life is all about balance and this card is here to help you create more balance in all aspects of your life:  work and play, relationship time and alone time, social time and quiet meditation, physical activity and rest, giving and receiving, feminine energy and masculine energy.

Balancing out each aspect of your life will enable you to give your energy to the world in a much more grounded and centered way.

Oh, and for some reason I can’t get the photo to edit, so….a lesson in itself that sometimes, things are ok just as they are.

 

My Healing Journey on this September Black New Moon

6360686820353599561623402471_self-loveThis is the second New Moon this month.

It is an anchor point, a reset, an acknowledgement of your intentions and actions, and sets up our focus for the next few weeks.

Celebrate it by doing something really wonderful for yourself.

Me – I’ve made the decision of what that something really wonderful is…Read on if you’re interested. If not have a great day! <3

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Lupus 6 years ago and although I feel fantastic right now, I have struggled with my physical health off an on, my spiritual health, my emotional and mental health can take a dive when I get sick. Over the 6 years, thank you to Lupus, I have a damaged kidney and pancreas. I’ve fought time and time again to “come back” into a good space and I’m done with getting my ass kicked

I’m always open to trying new things for my health. For the past 3 years, I’ve been doing morning smoothies with superfoods, which has really helped, but not back where I want to be. And, it’s expensive, adding protein powders, ashwaganda, spirulina, chlorella, spinach, advocados, berries.

FINALLY, I have found something that has been working FOR ME. I’ve only been taking this product for 1 week and within that week, I have had more energy than I’ve had the past year.

Every day for the past 6 years, unless I’m teaching, I have to lay down in the afternoon…..NOW, I don’t have to lay down for an afternoon siesta (although it’s nice, not always welcome). I’m out walking when I usually sleep, I’m sleeping better and just overall my mood has changed to more joy and peace. Can I have an amen? Oh yes, Amen my Warrior Goddess.

I am starting my 10 Day Transformation Cleanse today….this is what I am doing for me. My reset. My intentions and actions over the next 10 days will set me up for energies to come.

I’d ask you to wish me luck, but I know in the deepest part of me, I’VE GOT THIS!

Much L♈️ Cynthia )0(

If you want to know more about improving your own energy and physical health, let me know, I’d be happy to share with you!

Morning Rituals

I LOVE my morning Rituals…..

Morning ritualsMost mornings, I like to make a cup of hot water with lemon and honey, go outside and sit on the back deck. If I’m blessed enough to be up early, I’ll see the sun come up over the lake. I like to take this time to ground, center and balance my energies before I start the day.

Here’s how you can start your own morning ritual!

~Early morning, before you eat breakfast or start reading emails

~ Your favorite mug or glass, a quiet place to sit, and the ingredients you need to make your beverage of choice

~: In the quiet early hours, come into the kitchen and gather the ingredients you’ll need to make your morning drink. Stay in a headspace of silent awareness, taking in this ritual with all of your senses. Listen to the whistle of the teakettle, or the steamy drip of the coffeemaker. Smell the aromas as they hit your nose and inhale deeply. Refrain from distracting yourself with technology during any waiting periods, instead focusing on the sensations of your body in that moment, breathing in gratitude for another day on this earth.

When your beverage is ready, steadily pour it into a beautiful glass or mug, and bring it to the table or somewhere that you can sit for a few minutes. Cup the mug with both of your hands, close your eyes, and think of a positive intention that you want to set for the day. Imagine that intention as bright, shimmering light, growing from your heart until it fills your chest. Now visualize that intention flowing through your arms and hands, and into your mug, infusing your drink with the energy of that intention.

Sip your morning beverage in silence for a few moments, feeling the liquid energy flow into your body, aligning you to the Divine, and strengthening you for the day to come!

Much L♈️ Cynthia )0(

Goddess Guidance ~ Bast

IMG_1898Most Mondays, I love to pull a card, just for YOU!  Todays Goddess Guidance card is from Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck.  They are simply amazing and I love them so much!

This morning, BAST is calling to you…INDEPENDENT ~ “YOUR INDEPENDENCE IS A FOUNDATION FOR YOUR STRENGTH AND SUCCESS.”

Message from Bast:  “Like the cat, you’re fiercely independent, yet you also need affection and playful companions.  Now is the time to balance your social interactions with solitude.  While you may ask others for their opinions ultimately you must make your own decisions.   Your freedom and independence are top priorities, so ensure that these characteristics are nurtured.”

  • Spend time alone
  • Give yourself permission to play
  • Ask for your needs to be met
  • Make your own decisions

Bast’s Archetypes

The Warrior:

  • Represents physical strength, and the ability to protect and fight for your rights and those of of others.
  • Whilst the shadow side of the Warrior reflects the need to win at all costs, abandoning ethical principals to prove your supremacy.
  • Bast is a Warrior protecting her father and the Pharaoh. As a mother cat figure she is fierce in the protection of her young.

The Lover:

  • Represents passion and selfless devotion to another person. It also extends to the things that make our hearts sing, like music art or nature.
  • The shadow aspect is obsessive passion that completely takes over and negatively impacts on your health and self esteem.
  • This Egyptian Goddess had many lovers. She is also associated the pleasures of music, dancing and perfumery.

 

 

 

 

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/

 

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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

 

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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.

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 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

 

 

Monday’s Message~Spiritual Understanding~April 20, 2015

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This beautiful card is from Doreen Virtues’ Archangel Oracle Card Deck.

Interesting, usually the card will “fly” out of the deck, but this morning it promptly positioned itself sideways. 

The sideways card tells you that your biggest challenge will be with this path.

Archangel Raziel:  “I’m bringing you esoteric information and symbols, and helping you understand spriritual truths.”

“Your spiritual understanding is rising to another level, as you open up to new ways of looking at life.  Keep an open mind and let go of limited thinking and illusions.  Pay attention to signs – information that comes to you three times or more.  Notice geometric shapes and symbols in your physical and psychic vision.  Know that your increased awareness may shift your relationships and career goals.  I’ll guide you through these changes so your life mirrors your inner experiences.”

Archangel Raziel is the wizard and alchemist of the archangel realm.  Raziel helps us understand ideas that defy normal logic.  He expands and challenges everyday thinking in ways that ultimately have healing effects.  If you hunger for deep spiritual understanding, ask Raziel to enter your dreams.

My message to you:  If you are having difficulty in trusting message that you have received, to trust in those message.  Know they are meant for you.  Archangel Raziel will support you to uncover truths and secrets in your subconscious.  This is your challenge and why the card was sideways with the reading.  You may need to sit quietly with yourself to hear these messages.

Challenges in our life can manifest in many ways.  Perhaps you’re not yet on your spiritual path?  A Reiki class can support you in starting your spiritual path, a deeper knowledge of just knowing and trusting what comes to you.  

 

Monday’s Message ~ All Is Well with Archangel Jeremiel ~ March 23, 2015

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This beautiful message for you this week comes from Doreen Virtues Archangel Oracle Card Deck.

All is well :  Archangel Jeremiel

“Everything is happening exactly as it is supposed to, with hidden blessings you will soon understand.”

Sometimes, what appears to be a problem is actually an answered prayer in disguise.  When we ask for help, Heaven may dismantle the old to make room for the new.  During this time of change, practice relaxation methods such as having a reiki session, yoga, deep breathing, exercise and meditation.  Ask me to make your transition smooth and harmonious for everyone involved.  And KNOW that this change is for the better.

This card could not have come at a better time for all of us!  We have just come out of a Super New Moon and Spring Equinox here in Alberta!  Time for intentions, changes.  So if you did your “work” with the cycles of the Earth and Moon last weekend, know that All IS Well!!!

Working with Archangel Jeremiel:  Each archangel has a specific aura color.  Jeremiel’s is a deep eggplant purple.  When you see sparkles of dark purple light, this is one way to know that Jeremiel is with you.

I would LOVE to hear how you’ve been doing with all this amazing energy that has been with us lately!

Namaste, Cynthia

Monday’s Messages~March 15 ~ AAUriel Brilliant Idea!

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BRILLIANT IDEA!

This beautiful card comes to you today from the Archangel Oracle Card Deck by Doreen Virtue.

Archangel Uriel: “Yes, your idea is Divinely guided…please take action to bring your idea to fruition.”

Your idea is an answered prayer.  Even though it may push you past your comfort zone, know that God does not give you anything you can’t handle.  Ask for, and be willing to receive, all of the support that you need to bring the idea to fruition.  Know that I’ll be there all along the way, and you can ask me for help at any time.  I’m especially glad to give you ideas and creative insights to support your life’s purpose.”

Archangel Uriel:  Uriel’s energy is a pale yellow, like the candle’s glow.  Whenever you need ideas sor intellectual guidance, contact Uriel.  The energy is aligned  with the amber crystal.

Is there something that you’ve been thinking about doing?  Today is the perfect day to FOCUS on your communication…if you have an idea, big or small go for it!  A holiday?  Talk to you significant other about just doing it!  Journalling or writing is an amazing communication tool.  Connect with Archangel Uriel today, see what comes up for you!

Namaste, Cynthia

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