Crystals are Not for Everybody

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Although beautiful and very pretty, not everyone should have Crystals around them nor work with them or work on others with them. Crystals are detrimental for 1.  Empaths 2. Dreamers, 3. Emotional Sensitives (emos) and 4. the Soul Body (astral body) and mental astral body traveler types. If you’re sensitive to large crowds and too much energy that these places cause, then crystals are not for you. Crystals tend to be good (or doesn’t bother their energy bodies) for very grounded people, those who are the less emotional or not the dreamer types. If you can go to a rock concert after 30 years old or spend a weekend in Las Vegas and not be completely drained, then you are the type that can probably handle crystals just fine.

For the “sensitive” types of the three listed, I suggest letting go of your crystals…

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A Blend To Rest, Relax & Ease Your Nightmares – Recipe Included!

The Witch & Walnut

a.jpgHi and Happy Friday!

Popping in real quick here today to give you guys a quick blend you can do on your own.

It helps encourage a more peaceful and relaxed energy in your room as well as your sleep. It also has the ability to ease up nightmares. This isn’t a go-to blend specifically for nightmares I can do a post on that another time. But you will find it can help.

You will need the following:

  1. Salt or black salt. Don’t forget to bless it and all that good stuff.
  2. Dried Lavender – of course….
  3. Dried Chamomile
  4. Dried St Johns Wort
  5. Bay Leaf

Don’t forget to show so love to your dried herbs before you just throw it all together. Add them one by one and grind away and enjoy the aroma.

This blend goes directly onto your mattress.

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Want to go Lucid before the next full moon? A new Lucid Ignition community is gathering

By Ryan Hurd

The moon is waning and maybe your own lucid dreaming practice is too.

I can help with that. Well, not so much with the moon, that’s a celestial body apparently beyond my powers of influence.

But if you are looking to go deeper into lucid dreaming, or if you have hit a wall trying to become more self-aware in your dreams, the answer is probably not a new miracle technique or sleep hack. Sorry/not sorry.

Successful lucid dreamers are those who learn how to leverage motivations into strong intentions, and then build what I call the “lucid sanctuary.” This is soulful mindset that doesn’t command the dream, but invites it forth.

Since 2015, I’ve been running seasonal online workshops that provide a supportive community so you can do just that: build your lucid sanctuary, learn how to put to use the most scientifically-validated techniques, and construct a strategy that not only invites lucid dreams but also impactful and transformative dreams.

It’s easy, it’s holistic, and most importantly, it really works. Once you learn this strategy, it grows with you, and you’ll be able to dip back in whenever you are ready for more.

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Second New Moon of Spring

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings artists, dreamers and lunar muses, I hope that your last moon cycle was supported, slightly challenging and you recognized at least one awareness or change, in a positive letting go. As we build our emotional foundation for the year, we start in the fullness of the second of three spring moons. Our Second New Moon of Spring starts April 15, 2018. We continue to build our practice of emotional and soul awareness. If you are new to this work-study, the link to the basics is at the end.

Our moon cycle starts us off with Sun, Moon and our crazy uncle Uranus – all conjunct in Aries and this energy means its time for change, change, change. Wherever Uranus shows up, the clock in the hallway starts chiming its eerie sounds for no reason, as the lightning god is sure to come find us…

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ARTEMISIA MOONTIME ELIXIR: A RECIPE FOR DREAM MAGIC

“Has artemisia come to help us unlock the deep dreams that day to day living has swept seemingly out of reach? Has she come to guard us and protect us while we realign ourselves with the strength of feminine energy? Has she come–with her liver cleansing and digestive tonic– to help ease the pain of […]

via Artemisia Moontime Elixir:  A Recipe For Dream Magic — gather

Soul Medicine For Death And Grieving

By Amy Brucker

I’m feeling surrounded by death these days. Since January 1:

My grandmother died.

The grandmother of my closest friend from high school died.

The father of my closest friend from college died.

The parents of a good friend from seminary died two days a part (and her father was my dream teacher and colleague, and her mother and I worked together on their website).

A second cousin I never met died.

My sister-in-law’s grandmother died.

All of this since January 1 and those are the ones I remember.

Is it any wonder I’ve been feeling heavy?

Soul Medicine After Death

Our grief needs a place to go. It needs to be honored and tended to or it will dam our emotions and keep us locked in the past.

But in the western world, after death, grief is put on hold while packing and paperwork take precedence. You can’t easily grieve until the bills are paid and the boxes are moved out. In the meantime, the grief sits there, unmoving. The longer it sits, the easier it is to disconnect from it, which makes it harder and harder to release when we finally have a moment to ourselves.

Still, it’s important to feel and release the grief. So how do you do it if you can no longer feel it or access it?

Flower essences.

Flower essences are subtle yet powerful “soul medicine” that help release buried and denied emotions. You an easily make your own remedy to take when you are ready to release your grief and emotions.

Although flower essences are best when they are tailored to individual needs, here’s a remedy to help you get started. It is designed to help you release attachments that no longer serve you, disconnect in a healthy way from other people’s fears, bring calm and acceptance, and to forge a loving, lasting connection to the souls of the departed.

Supplies

One 2oz glass bottle with dropper (sterilized)

1.5 oz spring water

.5 oz brandy

Flower Essences

2 drops Bleeding Heart

2 drops Borage

2 drops Forget-Me-Not

2 drops Holly

2 drops Pink Yarrow

Add the liquid to the bottle and shake.

Dosage: 4 drops each time, 4 times a day.

You can purchase flower essences in many co-ops or health food stores, or you can purchase them directly from the Flower Essence Society http://store.fesflowers.com/.

Or, you can work with a flower essence practitioner who likely has these essences on hand and who can create a formula for you.

Personally, I love stocking up on essences because they are powerful, yet gentle, and work on an energy level to support overall health and wellness.

NOTE: taking flower essences doesn’t magically make emotions disappear. It makes them accessible. I’m taking this formula and I feel my sadness more strongly so I can process them and release them. If the emotions become too strong, you can always take fewer drops, less often.

Releasing Grief

As we enter the season of Imbolc, it’s the perfect time to access buried grief and release it so you can prepare your heart and soul for the new life that wants to take root in you.

Until we meet again…

sweet dreaming,

Amy

The Light Has A Distinct Feeling You Can Follow To Lead You Toward Joy

By Amy Brucker

I was standing at the crossroads of darkness and light.

One of my favorite clients, a woman I’d worked with for nearly two years, needed a different kind of support than I could give her. She was reluctant to end our sessions, but life was taking her in a different direction. It was time for her to move on.

Even though I’d reached the same conclusion, letting go was not easy. I wasn’t only saying good-bye to a client I loved, I was losing a significant portion of my income.

In that moment I had a choice.

I could succumb to sadness and fear at the loss of a client and income.

Or I could focus on the glimmer of light that was shining through the veil of my mood.

I latched on to the light and immediately began to feel something new emerge. I didn’t know how long it would take to come to fruition, or what would happen. But I let it guide me.

Imbolc and the Light of Hope

Imbolc (February 1) is a holiday my ancestors celebrated to acknowledge the return of Light as winter transitioned slowly into spring. This time of year is a good reminder that no matter how dark it gets, light always follows.

Sometimes when you come to a crossroads, though, there’s a path of darkness and a path of light. Although you get to choose which you follow, your choice colors your experience.

The path of darkness can be comforting. Sometimes it’s a warm cave we curl into while we regenerate after a long journey. Darkness offers shelter, provides protection, gives us the space we need to find our center again.

But it isn’t always necessary to go down the path of darkness. Sometimes that route leads to denial of new life that’s trying to emerge. Life that is ready to burst forth if we only let it in.

With my client gone, I knew I had a choice to follow the dark or the light, the sadness or the joy. I could feel the distinct energies running through me. I knew neither was right or wrong, but I also remembered the times in my life when I needlessly chose the sadness and succumbed to the suffering. I didn’t want to do that. I chose to feel the light. To revel in it. To trust the void and embrace the unknowing.

Turning to the lightness brought me to where I needed to be. The next day I signed on a new client whose needs are beautifully aligned with everything I want to be doing in my work.

The light pulled me through. I was safely on the other side.

Celebrating New Life

There is nothing wrong with the darkness. It carries the seeds of new life.

But you don’t always have to linger in the dark in order to process your pain before you can authentically move forward. You can simply acknowledge the pain, feel its existence, say hello with gratitude, let it go, and move on.

Where in your life is there a glimmer of hope shining through the darkness?

What might happen if you acknowledge the dark, but focus on the light and let everything else go?

Who might you be if you surrender to trust and have faith in Spirit, letting the light guide you toward new life?

That’s something worth contemplating.

Sweet dreams,

Amy

The Best Time To Hear Your Intuition

By Amy Brucker

Winter is the perfect time of year to develop a deeper connection to your intuition. The darkness makes it easier to tune out external stimulus so you can go within and hear yourself as well as hear Spirit.

Winter, though, isn’t always about the cold, dark months of the year. It can also be the cooler, darker times of the day (late night and early morning), or the period in between life-cycles when you’ve completed one thing but haven’t yet started something new.

This still, quiet time is a gift many Westerners ignore. We tend to fill every bit of our lives with something do to. TV. Netflix. Parties. Busy-ness. They all have their place, but when they eat up every minute of our “down time” we miss a great opportunity for connecting to our Soul.

Tonight, once everyone has gone to bed, sit in the darkness of your home. Take five, ten, or twenty minutes to sit quietly and tune in to what you perceive.

Do you feel spirits around you?

Can you hear the voice of God/Goddess talking with you?

Is your inner voice easier to hear?

Just listen. Don’t try to do anything with it. Let the voices come naturally. Observe.

If you do this for awhile, you’ll eventually be able to sense the voice of Spirit more clearly.

How you sense the voice will be unique to you. It may sound like actual voices in your mind (or as though it’s coming from outside of you). You may get blips of images. You may feel sensations.

The darkness makes it easier to notice these things, which in turn makes it easier to practice developing your intuition.

When it’s light outside, you still have access to this type of guidance, but in the light you will be distracted by external stimulus and it makes the more subtle bits of information more difficult to notice.

Practice in the dark and soon you will be able to do it in the light, too.

And have fun! This is a skill worth developing.

Sweet dreams,
Amy

Second New Moon of Winter 2018

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –Hello Dreamers, Artists, Healers and Moon Lovers, Happy New Moon. Welcome to nature’s Second New Moon of Winter, starting Jan 16, 2018 @ 6:17 pm pst. We finished our first moon of winter with decorated lights, good food and holiday celebrations. If you had any work or family issues arise last month, just know that is very natural and normal for Capricorn Moons. I hope you found some warmth in whatever your month brought you in regards to your spiritual journey.  For those who are new here, you might wish to read over the instructions first for this supportive work-study lunar work. (see the link at the very bottom).

Now, our second moon of winter as arrived and we have another group of Capricorn planets (again) challenging us. We are settling into and walking our ancient “Midwinter”. In soul, emotional and dreaming work, this is…

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Dreaming of Winter, Snow & Ice ~ The Diagnosis & The Remedy

By Amy Brucker

I love how dreams are “soul medicine” that help us cultivate wellness in mind, body, and soul.

Since it’s winter where I live, I thought I’d share how dreams of ice, snow, and blizzards have their own special “diagnosis and remedies” to help you navigate your life.

Each “diagnosis and remedy” below is general, not specific to you. Your dream will tell you what you need to know. Use this as a guideline only.

Snow and Ice

Ages ago, I dreamed I was sleeping on my bed. When I woke up, I realized it was sitting on a frozen lake that was thawing! I had to walk on cracking ice to get to shore.

The dream was telling me I was “waking up” from something, only to discover I was in a precarious situation, perhaps dealing with old “frozen emotions” that were beginning to crack open.

Of course, snow and ice can be about a lot of things in dreams, but the first thing I notice when I have these dreams is that snow and ice are frozen water. In dream-land, water is often about emotion and the unconscious. Whenever I dream of snow and ice I ask myself where I might be “freezing someone or something out” due to anger or “experiencing frozen, unprocessed emotion.”

To discover the deeper meaning of your dream, read it out loud, but instead of “ice” or “snow” say “frozen emotion.” So the dream becomes, “I’m sleeping on my bed. When I wake up, I realized the bed is positioned on frozen emotions and they’re thawing. I have to walk on cracking frozen emotions to get to shore. I’m afraid I won’t make it.”

Simple but effective.

The diagnosis: there is frozen, unprocessed emotion that is problematic.

The remedy: let the ice inform you. If thawing needs to happen, navigate with care, have support to help you through it.

Blizzard

A blizzard mixes the elements of water (unconscious, emotions) and air (Spirit). Dreaming of a blizzard might be an invitation to recognize how Spirit (air element) is stirring up emotions you haven’t wanted to process (frozen water), making your life a blurry mess until you’re able to process things, which will naturally calm them down.

The diagnosis: Spirit is moving quickly, perhaps causing fear, yet it’s an invitation for you to move or shift some energy so you can connect more freely with your life and Source.

The remedy: acknowledge your situation and lean into it instead of slipping into avoidance. Get help if you need it.

Frozen Lake

There’s a stillness to a frozen lake. It’s cold, hard surface creates a pathway, so instead of walking around the lake to get to the other side, you can just cut across the middle.

But if you’ve ever lived in a cold climate, you know that frozen lakes are not necessarily safe to walk on. If the ice is thin, you’ll fall through. It needs to be a couple feet thick in order to be able to drive on it.

So just like frozen emotions not yet processed, an icy lake is precarious, giving us a sense of false safety and security. This dream theme is a reminder that you may feel like you’ve dealt with your emotions to the point where you can safely move forward, but there is a possibility that the ice will thaw and you’ll fall more deeply into the emotion than you had intended to.

The diagnosis: you may have created patterns or behaviors of avoidance that make your life path appear easier, but it is precarious and temporary. Eventually the ice will thaw.

The remedy: contemplate the frozen quality of your life. Find a source of heat–creative outlet, therapy, shamanic healing–and begin to warm up the frozen emotions so you can process them more easily.

Summary

These are just a few ways of looking at winter themes in dreams. What layers of meaning have you uncovered?

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sweet dreaming,
Amy