Hungry Ghost

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Hungry ghost is a concept in eastern traditions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and folklore.  In Sanskrit they are called Preta.  Hungry ghosts are supposed to occur from very unfortunate situations.  Like someone leading an evil life.  So here we have yet another form of punishment system to make people behave.  Another form of the Christian hell.  What is really going on here?  Stick around and you will see it all has to do with your time in this life.  

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You Deserve It

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In an age of social justice, equality, oppression and people believing life is not fair because of the system, well you get the life you deserve.  Magic is all about personal responsibility.  For those who think they are practicing Magic and are saying things are not fair, then you don’t know Magic.  Magic 101, everyone gets the life they deserve.  I need to break this down so that everyone really understands what is meant by getting the life they deserve.  

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Rest, Retreat, and Balance at the Fall Equinox

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I don’t know about you, but 2020 has been a hell of a year.  Usually, the Fall Equinox and the coming of the dark half of the year is a time for celebration, as Fall is my favorite season. But this year, the idea of moving into the dark half of the year when so much has already been dark is hard.  We have so much loss, death, employment insecurity, health insecurity, food insecurity, sickness, political unrest….the list goes on and on. Here in the US in particular, things are really difficult and many are dealing with basic issues to security, including financial security, food security, health security, and obviously, a lot of isolation. So, given these challenges, I think its important to fall back on our spiritual practices for nurturing, support, and grounding and embrace what the season offers. The Fall Equinox, as a time of balance, can help…

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CRYSTAL HEALING FOR PANDEMIC FATIGUE

Crystal Healing for Pandemic Fatigue / www.krista-mitchell.com

First off: what is pandemic fatigue?

“It’s a very real feeling of exhaustion stemming from the effects of the novel coronavirus on your life — from stay-at-home orders to the fear of getting ill to losing jobs…Wrestling with intense emotions day after day drains your energy, causing pandemic fatigue.
The hallmark sign of pandemic fatigue is a sense of inner weariness.” –  uclahealth • July 7, 2020

If you’ve been feeling any of the following, or if it’s been more intense these past few months, you’re likely experiencing pandemic fatigue:

  • uncertainty
  • despair
  • chronic high-level stress
  • burnout
  • sore eyeballs
  • loneliness
  • exhaustion
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sleeplessness
  • hopelessness

It is not an exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a life-altering, world-changing year.

While understandably there has been heavy emphasis on physical health and safety measures, there must also be heavy emphasis on the mental + emotional toll of the pandemic (including our economic and social responses to it), and the impact that is having on our overall mental health and emotional well-being.

“As the pandemic worsens, and disruptions to daily life worsen, mental health professionals need to be prepared for an increase in mental health and substance abuse problems.” – Research brief from the Parenting in Context Research Lab, U Michigan, March 31, 2020

The shutdowns taught us that the reality of our daily lives could dramatically change, and quickly. This paradigm shift intensified the focus on the climate change crisis, and also a badly needed wake-up call in terms of racism and the systemic racism entrenched in our societies.

The conversation became about education, awareness, expansion of consciousness, and mindfully co-creating a better world and future.

But here’s the thing my friends: it’s easy to give up and stop caring, or stop fighting, when you’re tired.

The stressors introduced, or heightened, by this pandemic have hit people hard, especially for those on the lower-end of the social and economic scale:

  • fears of getting sick, job/income loss, of not being able to pay bills
  • greater levels of overall uncertainty
  • increased responsibilities of caregiving, child care, and education, which has required extra multi-tasking to the point of overwhelm
  • loneliness and isolation, especially for the marginalized and elderly
  • disruption of regular routines including diet, exercise, and sleep

The concern is that all of this will push us collectively to a mental health breaking point – but it doesn’t have to, we can find healthy ways to respond that will help pull us, our families, and our communities through, better and stronger!

Response is a key word here: response belies a feeling of consideration, wisdom, and empowerment. It’s a choice, as opposed to reactions that are often triggered by our wounded or fearful selves.

Our reaction to any of the above stressors or symptoms of pandemic fatigue may be to isolate, self-medicate, binge, overeat, attack, go into denial, feel extra sensitive or vulnerable, or criticize.

Please don’t judge yourself if you have experienced any of these reactions recently – at least now you may have a greater understanding as to why, and I have outlined below some healthier coping practices you can put in place to support yourself.

Read original article at: Krista Mitchell ~ Crystal Healing for the Pandemic

New Moon in Virgo Energy Report

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Happy New Moon in Virgo, Moonbeams!

Even though 2020 has been intense for most everyone, the moon cycle is always a reminder that we can reset our own energy and mindset. In this cycle we welcome a new season ahead which also gives us another chance to rebirth our visions. 2020 is almost over, but it is getting more intense.

So grab a cup of pumpkin spice anything and get cozy. Read below how you can keep yourself grounded though this moon cycle and we have some big announcements at the end about the 2021 planners!

Read original article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ New Moon in Virgo Energy

Fresh Flower Crowns and Flower Garlands: Step by Step How-To Guide

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A woman hikes up to a sacred spring that she visits at least once a season.  From her small bag, she pulls out a beautiful crown of flowers that she had lovingly crafted before leaving home.  Placing the crown upon her head, she dances and sings around the spring, drinking deeply and celebrating life on this early fall.  As a sign of respect and offering, she hangs the flower garland near the spring and carries her sacred water back down the mountain.

Family wears crowns I made at the bridal shower

I find it interesting that the ancient art of flower crowns garland making is almost non-existent today, at least here within the US.  This tradition has so much potential. The only people who I’ve seen make these delightful crowns are children, who haven’t yet lost their magic or wonder about the world.  And yet, garlands and flower crowns, are…

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September 2020

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As is so often the case these days the weather seems to be mirroring the volatile and unexpected nature of the energy flow. As September approached there was an abrupt end to the summer weather almost as though a switch had been flicked. There is now a distinct feeling of Autumn in the air something that is also reflected in the garden and countryside around us.

The Energies of September

A good way to sum up what the energies of September have in store for us would be to say that the roller coaster ride of transformation looks set to continue to increase in intensity.

The winds of change are blowing in, both literally and figuratively, and they are gathering force. This is not something to be concerned about, but it will help to expect the unexpected and be prepared to flow through any transformational opportunities that come your way.

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Entering the Harvest Moon Cycle with a New Moon in Leo | Moonthly Lunar Report

Entering the Harvest Moon Cycle with a New Moon in Leo | Moonthly Lunar Report

Happy new moon in Leo! The days are getting shorter and the nights are slowly becoming longer as we head into the last months of summer.

We are entering the Harvest Moon cycle. Summer is slowly coming to and end, and many of us are feeling change stirring in our bones. This new moon holds a lot of solar energy. Even though it will be a dark new moon, it will still cause much to “light up” or be revealed within ourselves and our personal lives.

This new moon can cause some bursts of energy to take place. Right now, Mars is square Saturn and Pluto, and trine the sun and the moon. This can cause some sensitivity to peak. Some might be feeling very energetic and motivated while others might feel impatient or quick to anger. Remember to check in with yourself and your emotions often so as to not act too rash right now.

As this month progresses, the Harvest Moon cycle offers you many ways to embrace your goals and reap the bounties of your hard work.

Each new moon, using our Spirit de la Lune Decks and Tune to the Moon Planners we put together a Moonthly Lunar Report to help us navigate the cycle ahead.

Read original article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ Entering the Harvest Moon Cycle with a New Moon in Leo

Forces Controlling You

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I have showed you in my Tree of Life post that you are the Tree of Life.  Trees of great stature have many irreplaceable roles in the world.  They support other plants and animals, they are wind breakers, they provide shelter and they prevent soil erosion.  What kind of tree do you identify with?  Are you a  Giant Redwood, a Mahogany, an Oak?  Or are you a Maple, Pine, Locust, Weeping Willow or Redbud?  What is your personality?  What is it you think you deserve out of life?  How do you effect the world?  How are you toward others?  However you are is what will sprout and start to branch off into your life.  

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Poverty

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Vow of poverty or poverty in ancient texts is misinterpreted and corrupted.   Why are all these text showing people as poor?  Do you have to be poor to be spiritual?   All these stories are stories meant for the masses, but they have occult messages hidden within.  The messages have been corrupted by societies and factions who have a self serving agenda. People translate this as needing to do self deprivation or living in poverty.  No ancient teacher ever told someone to become poor or self deprive to become enlightened.  

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