Retrogrades: Saturn

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                                                                  Retrogrades: Saturn

Firstly,
Retrogrades: when the planetary forces are moving backwards or are reversed.
Translation: Things tend to get a little backwards and mucked up.
*We turn inwards first in a retrograde, examining our motives, excavating hidden desires, even exhuming a few past demons which we havent fully dealt with. RE= Revive, Reunite, Repair, Restore, etc.

Saturn Represents: Responsibility, structure, rules, Karma. Ruler of the sign  Capricorn
Saturn retrograde:
Saturn retrogrades every 12 months for around 140 days.  giving us plenty of opportunity for reconsidering things in our lives.
Saturn, in astrology, is the disciplinarian. We will have to work a great deal harder in EVERYTHING that we do, rewards will seem to take more effort, as will appreciation, attention and notice. And we will be hearing a lot of truths that we have needed to hear for a while (yup, you guessed it, its gonna be hard to swallow most of the time).
Saturn retrograde, demands some serious hard work and dedication from us.
But as one of my spirit guides is fond of saying (like a mantra) – Work and worth, sometimes the work is its own reward-
All lessons learned during  Saturn retrograde will be enough to test the strongest mettle, but sometimes those are the most worthwhile lessons to learn. So lots of growth, lots of life, lots of gird your loins……….but every single hurdle is gonna be WELL WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some astrologers call Saturn the lord of karma, well during a Saturn Retrograde the LORD O KARMA IS GONNA DO SOME KARMA SORTIN!

Anxiety will be up, As will limitations, restrictions, fears. There will be lots of duty and responsibility issues to do with your career & dependents.
So take stock and make sure everything is in order.
Progress in life will be delayed & hindered, Re-evaluation of your plans will happen, so buff up your physical and mental self for the journey.
But remember too, Saturn retrograde gives you an opportunity to come up with new plans that will be wonderfully productive once the retrograde is over.
Saturn is the planet of Structure, Pressure, doing the right thing even when its not easy or fun(even when we get no benefit from it whatsoever), and it values justice and altruism in its purest forms. No pressure right!
Saturn “Defines” the areas of your life that it rules, when it Retrogrades, it’s time to slow down & redefine those areas .
When Saturn Retrogrades, it is “backing off,” i.e. the pressure is less.
This is going to allow you time to self-reflect or re-define the problem that the 1st shadowzone of  Saturn Retrograde brought into view. When Saturn goes direct again, the issue gets resolved.
Saturn Retrograde means that pushing ahead (yup Im a huge offender in this category) on anything is ill advised until Saturn goes direct again.
There will always be a tendency to spread yourself too thin,
be aware, with Saturn in Retrograde all those chances we take when we are pushing our limits tend to go sideways on us.
But we all have lives and slow gear isnt always an option.
So make like Santa and make your schedule , then check it twice!!!
And then make sure you bookmark enough time to rest (extra R&R time is a good idea).

*remember that retrogrades have a tendency to rule the past and therefore bring up past issues.
In old man Saturn’s case, past issues with balancing the scales of your life, career, fears,
*Also for the Saturn ruled out there,  I’m Talkin to you Capricornian’s…don’t be surprised if your feeling a bit out of whack.
Keep calm, nothin lasts forever!

The three phases:  (remember a retrograde is like an Oreo cookie- 1st shadow zone, retrograde, finale):

December 30, 2016, Saturn enters shadow zone:
During this phase, you will get an idea of the issues that will be of concern during the retrograde phase.

April 6, 2017, Saturn Retrograde:
The Retrograde brings into sharper focus the areas of life that were touched in in the first shadowzone and during the retrograde they can now be worked on
*Retrograde=  the planet during its retrograde phase “revisits” that issue or event, which may also entail delaying the resolution or realization of action.

August 25, 2017, Saturn retrograde finale:
This completes the final phase of Saturn retrograde 2017. Any issues that were in focus during Saturn in retrograde can now come to closure and be finalized.

Advantages, Opportunities & how this helps us:
Positively, A Saturn Retrograde
Teaches us the value of hard work, and how GOOD we normally have it lol, Its a great time to say NO to the things that aren’t really important right now (we get to learn the value of prioritization), self-reflection, re-defining, Re-Evaluating.

These are things that can help mitigate its influences:
Preparation and allowances for hiccups and difficulties in the above-mentioned areas
Crystals:
Garnet, sodalite, tiger eye, Dragon quartz, ruby, Flourite, citrine & clear quartz

Or if you wish to use this time to your advantage:
Slowing down, taking care of small things that always seem to get in your way when you are trying to get ahead, detail work, working through some of your karmic scale balancings, getting face to face with your anxiety and learning it a little better
Crystals :
Sodalite, Tiger eye, Dragon quartz, aventurine, black tourmaline, Citrine

Saturn Retrograde dates:
March 25th 2016
April 6th 2017
April 17th 2018
*you may wonder why I put the previous year’s retrograde. It is to give you an idea of how the retrograde feels personally. Go back to that time frame and look through your journals, heck- even just think back on it, see how it affected you.
Although last year was pretty rough in general…….but it’s the closest that Iv got.

Here is what you can do to counteract it:
You really can’t, so sit down and enjoy the ride!

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

-Edited by: Sadie Ackerman

Retrogrades: Mercury

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                                                          Retrogrades: Mercury

Retrograde: When the planetary forces are moving backwards or are reversed.

Translation: Things are going to get a little wonkyfied.

Mercury Represents: 
Communication, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Intellect,
Trickery, and Business.
Ruler of the signs: Gemini & Virgo

Mercury Retrograde:

Mercury retrogrades three times per average year for anywhere from 3-5 weeks each time.
When the planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, Equipment, and Business Transactions, stops operating normally, it leads to all sorts of annoying events.
-This is a good time to take stock of where you stand and come to terms with reality- no rose colored glasses for us now. Lay low, process, and digest the information that you have in hand rather than adventure out into unknown & undiscovered territory.

Visualize and perceive things from your internal point of view and do not start anything new for the time being. When the planet of “business” is going in reverse, it is also a good time to finish old business (i.e., pay bills, clean out the closet, etc.)

*Also, for the Mercury ruled out there (Gemini & Virgo) don’t be surprised if you feel off and your normal clear mind & eloquence desert you.

Keep calm, all storms pass! Actually, you know what, go dance in that rain!

The Three phases (remember a retrograde is like an Oreo cookie- 1st shadow zone, retrograde, finale):

March 27th, 2017, Mercury enters shadow zone:
During this phase, you will get an idea of the communication, business, travel, and technology issues that will be of concern during the retrograde phase.

**#2 Second Shadow zone or Retrograde: The planet during its retrograde phase “revisits” that issue or event, which may also entail delaying the resolution, or realization of action.**

April 9th, 2017, Mercury second shadow zone/Retrograde:
Areas of life that were a major focus during the 1st shadow zone now come to the forefront for our working out-through-against.

May 21st, 2017, Mercury Retrograde finale:
This completes the final phase of the first Mercury retrograde of 2017. Your communication, business, travel, & technology issues that were in focus during Mercury retrograde can now be finalized & will be brought to a close (like it or lump it).

Advantages, Opportunities, & How this helps us:
A Mercury Retrograde teaches us the value of silence, rest, and unplugging from our technology saturated lives. Sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy rain on a roof, a walk in the woods, or a steamy mug of hot tea in PEACE!
Well this is what Mercury brings you, shut up, sit down, and take a load off!
Computers, laptops, phones, tablets — any technology tends to fritz up. Arguments, disputes, misunderstandings, problems, and mistakes are on the rise. No new business, don’t sign any contracts, buy new items, or start new projects.

Transportation in all of its forms will have a plethora of hiccups and mistakes, and communication becomes twice as difficult

(Lots of miscommunication and misunderstandings! If you have any altercations during this time, just forgive everybody involved and move on! Because I guarantee nobody meant for things to go sideways and they probably couldn’t get the right words to express themselves properly. If possible wait to talk things out with any loved ones or anyone important to you),

Because instead of actually COMMUNICATING, we are REACTING-
from our needs, our hurt, or the way that we take care of others, and neglect the crap out of ourselves. Some astrologers like to call this acting from our shadow, in reference to our shadow selves- emotional ID- etc. Also now is the worst time to do anything untoward!
Just stick to being above board and honest, Communication is going to fuzz up anyways so why make it worse? It is a great time however to plan, research, and prepare for things that will come later.

These things that can help mitigate its influences:
Preparation and allowances for hiccups and technical difficulties in the above-mentioned areas wait the 5 weeks until this is over to chat about anything important,

REMEMBER: things generally have nothing to do with YOU,
so take NOTHING personally right now,
Mountains are mountains and molehills are mole hills- keep them separated with strong defining lines.

Crystals:
Blue Calcite – Speak what you need to say, cuts through Mercury retrograde garble, allows you to truly listen to the other person, filters garble
Blue Lace Agate – helps you actually find the words and say what you want to say without the Mercury retrograde garble
Sodalite – clears out mental fuzz (which is synonymous with Mercury retrograde)
Green Calcite – happy harmonious communication-overcomes trust barriers
Prehnite – compassion for others and healing oneself along with moving past trust issues
Peridot – calms tempers (which will flair with all of the miscommunication)
Dragon Quartz- motivation (gets you over the sluggishness and fogginess of Mercury retrograde)
Or if you wish to use this time to your advantage: 
Slowing down, talking less, unplugging from tech overload, relax & read a book. Just kick back as much as possible right now! Enjoy the break!
Crystals:
Rose quartz-who doesn’t need some self-care after all the person to person BS of Mercury retrograde
Prehnite-lots of healing work after Mercury retrograde
Sodalite-calms a mind full of anxiety and fog
Amethyst-clears up depression and helps with sleep & intuition
Citrine- keeps you sunny and positive, keeps others negativity at bay, shuts down an over active inner critic
Moonstone-tunes you into your intuition so as you can navigate some of those major road bumps ahead.

Mercury Retrograde dates:
January 1st
April 9th
August 13th
December 3rd
Here is what you can do to counteract it:
You really can’t, so sit down and enjoy the ride!

****But don’t just take my word for it, get out there and research it! ****
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

-Edited by: Sadie Ackerman

Works Cited
Ken Croswell Sep. 18, 2015, 3:45 PM, 2017 Christine MlotApr. 18, 2017 Kelly ServickApr. 14, 2017 Jop De
VriezeApr. 13, 2017 Science News StaffApr. 13, 2017 Erik StokstadApr. 12, 2017 Apr. 17, 2017 Apr. 14, 2017 Apr. 12, and 2017 Apr. 11. “Good News, Earthlings: The Planet Mercury Probably Won’t Kill Us.” Science | AAAS. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 03 Feb. 2016. Web. 18 Apr. 2017. <http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/09/good-news-earthlings-planet-mercury-probably-won-t-kill-us>.

Himalayan Salt Lamps: Hype or Help?

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                          Himalayan Salt Lamps: Hype or Help

Himalayan Salt Lamps have experienced a huge boom in the last 2 years, everyone wants one, has one, or needs another.

In my personal experience, these things are a HUGE help.  You don’t know what you’re missing if you’ve never slept or sat by a Himalayan salt lamp. It’s like having an open window – a softly glowing natural source of fresh, clean air – on your desk, in your living room, next to the bed, or anywhere you decide to put it.

How does it work?
The warmth from the candle or light bulb (underneath/inside the lamp) reacts with the natural crystal salt, releasing negative ions into the air. Looking at the light also boosts your serotonin (a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness) level making it easier to sleep, concentrate, and meditate.

On a strictly energetic level, Himalayan salt lamps are a great cleaner. They cleanse & purify the environment around them. And – it is still salt; It is awesome for keeping negative stuff out of your space.

“It’s just a big chunk of salt with a light bulb inside, I’m skeptical on all of these health benefits that I see advertised?”

No worries, I was too.
And yes and no, it’s a little more complicated than a block of salt with a bulb inside.
Himalayan salt lamps purify air through the power of hygroscopy (of a substance tending to absorb moisture from the air, relating to humidity or its measurement.), meaning that they attract water molecules from the surrounding environment and then absorb those molecules – as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying – into the salt crystal.
As the  Himalayan salt lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb or candle inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, etc. remain locked in the salt.
Nifty, Huh?

What are the benefits?
Here are a few of the benefits (just punch Himalayan salt into google and you can read a ton of articles on the lamps, the salt, the shot glasses and the cutting boards):
⦁ Increased energy levels
⦁ Better sleep
⦁ Reduced depression & stress
⦁ Salt Lamps Cleanse & Deodorize the Air
⦁ Neutralize Electromagnetic Radiation
⦁ Treat Seasonal Effective Disorder
⦁ Reduced allergy or asthma symptoms
⦁ Plus they are super pretty

How big of a lamp do I need for my home?
The equation is roughly 1 pound of Himalayan salt for every 2 square feet of environment.
Below are some of the more popular sizes of Himalayan salt lamp and the area that they cover:
5-7 lbs. salt lamp — 10×10 sq. feet (small bedroom)
9-11 lbs. salt lamp — 12×12 sq. feet (large bedroom)
12-15 lbs. salt lamp — 14×14 sq. feet (living room)
40-50 lbs. salt lamp — 30×30 sq. feet (joined rooms & commercial spaces)

How can I tell if I have a fake on my hands?
(Just like everything else in the world people have stooped to faking salt lamps, the sadness in this is epic)
Here are a few signs to watch for:

*It’s very light colored and is stupidly cheap
White Himalayan salt is harder to come by than the usual pink that you see everywhere. Genuine white Himalayan salt lamps tend to cost several times as much as regular ones.
White Himalayan salt lamps are the preferred variety for detoxification and healing by some schools of energy healers. For everyone else the Pink variety is going to be awesome

*It’s very heavy, but lights up the entire room.
When a Himalayan salt lamp exceeds roughly 20 lbs., it is not going to give off light in a uniform pattern.
If you have a large Himalayan salt lamp that lights up your entire bedroom without any striations, you have a pretty & effective lamp for sure, but not a Himalayan salt lamp.

*It doesn’t break or crumble, no matter what
Himalayan salt lamps tend to be fragile. They are very poorly effected by moisture and humidity (they start sweating and develop condensation, then you have moist salt dust-its gross).
If you’ve dropped yours, the shipping box has arrived rather roughed over, or you’ve put it in a steamy bathroom, but the lamp looks good as new, it’s a quality piece of merchandise, but it’s not a Himalayan salt lamp.

*The Lamp Handles Moisture Well
Genuine Himalayan salt manufacturers recommend that their products be placed in a cool, dry area. The salt will absorb any moisture around it and begin to shrink. You can test your lamp by taking a damp cloth and gently rubbing the lamp. The part of the cloth you’ve rubbed should have noticeable discoloration and the lamp should look like it’s “weeping.”

*You don’t experience any changes
Your life’s problems are not going to be solved by a Himalayan salt lamp. After a couple weeks of using one in your home, you should notice a few differences. One of them being a more content feeling, the other a noticeably better night’s sleep.

Should I get one?
That’s up to you.
Personally, I have one in almost every room of my house, no bathrooms unless you want it to be very short lived due to the humidity (It’s still hardened salt after all), and the effects are very noticeable.
I am more at peace, I sleep better,my allergy symptoms are greatly reduced, I find meditation easier, I am more focused, I concentrate easier (And that is saying something’ with a 13- month-old, lol).
I will warn that if you have a bunch of them lit up at once, some people have related stories of the lamps having a drying effect. I haven’t experienced this but, I got one for my Mom and she said her eyes dried out.

Side note:
As I type this up, I am sitting in my shop with 8 of them on. And IT IS GREAT!

****But don’t just take my word for it, get out there and research it!****
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Gemstone Therapy: Grounders

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                                                          Gemstone Therapy: Grounders

What is Gemstone therapy?

-Using the innate energy of a particular gem, crystal, stone, and mineral (or set thereof) to boost, catalyze, influence, and initiate your own energies.

Example: You’re having a horrid day and your feeling really down in the dumps, so you go over to your mega positive friend’s house and hang out. Strangely, you feel better. You leave and the uplifted feeling stays with you. In a nutshell, that is what crystals do.

What do crystals do?
They can de-stress, help jettison emotional baggage, keep you in a sunny state of mind, bring harmony to a home; help to facilitate honest communication, and much more.
Today, I am focusing on Grounders!

Definition:
Grounding: an energetic and mental state of being present in your body and in the here & now.

That doesn’t sound so hard, right?
WRONG!
We often forget the live in the moment, throughout our day-to-day turmoils.
We become so worried about all that needs done, or all that should have been done, that we pile on worry and anxiety,
What we really need to realize is that the past is over, the future is yet to be, and the present is all that we can truly affect.

Some side effects of not grounding:
-Anxiety & Irritability
-Excessive fatigue
-Stress (& stress related illnesses)
-Daydreaming & Forgetfulness
-Dizziness
-Feeling checked out (if this happens a lot, it’s time to take up dance and meditation)
-Light sensitivity & Noise sensitivity
-Feeling drained, panicked, angry, overworked, overwhelmed, etc. and the thoughts /mental state that goes with these emotions
-Falling asleep during meditation
We make ourselves SICK (Mentally & physically) with worry, and so aside from breathing or using sound therapy or yoga to find our calm stillness within, I give you CRYSTALS!

Some Top notch Grounders:
Hematite – Grounding & stress relief (pictured at the beginning of the article)
Amber-grounds you & reminds you of all of the blessing that you have.
Ruby-grounding, vitality
Garnet-strength, courage, and grounding
Smokey quartz-grounding, organization, tunes you into the cosmic energy flow, removes negative energy
Red coral-motivation, ambition, relaxation, removes negative energy, optimism and enthusiasm, abates depression & lethargy
Black onyx – grounding & protection from negative energy
Citrine- muzzles an over active inner critic, keeps you centered in positivity, reflects outside negative energy
Tiger eye- grounding, protection from negative energies, concentration, energy
Obsidian- grounding & protection from negative energies
Black tourmaline- Grounding & empathic blocking
Sodalite- calming down a busy mind, quieting mental chatter, grounding the mind

There are others for different types of grounding, but I’ve found these are great starters.

****But don’t just take my word for it, get out there and research it!****
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS
-Edited by: Sadie Ackerman

Works Cited
N.d. Crystal-Information.com. Web. 11 Apr. 2017. <http://crystalinformation.com/encyclopedia/hematite/>.

Lets Talk Lavender

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                                                          Let’s Talk Lavender

⦁ There are many different kinds of lavenders. EVEN some that makes you Hyperactive!

As different plants have different chemicals, they also react differently in the body.

Pro tip:

Always get Lavandula Angustifolia. This type of lavender is best for promoting relaxation.
In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume.it is widely used for its calming and relaxing effects, which continue to be Lavender’s most notable virtues.

ALLERGIES

Lavender oil is made from small, bulbed petals, but many people who have allergies to the plant are not allergic to the oil. The pollen, which many people are allergic to, is not used in the steam distillation process.
Several sources have shown that lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
Studies even suggest that lavender can help digestive issues including vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.
In addition to helping with digestive issues, lavender is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores. This could be caused from Lavenders vasodilation properties (the ability to improve blood flow to an area).

Lavender Oil – You can apply:
⦁ 2 drops to wrists
⦁ 4 drops on either foot
⦁ 5 drops in a small/medium diffuser
⦁ 7-10 drops in a large diffuser
⦁ 10 drops in a bath
⦁ 1 drop under the tongue daily* (*Only if your oil lists nutritional facts and is safe to take internally. Always consult your doctor before taking any oils internally*)

For more information please go to: https://www.mydoterra.com/oilparty/#/

-By Ms. Cassandra Denhartog-

Getting grounded with Essential oils

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Hello Folks,

Today I bring you a new voice to add to this Bloggiverse (Yup I know that’s not a word and I’m not even gonna try to pawn this off on Mercury Retrograde lol), She is an expert on Essential oils & Massage Therapy, Ms. Cassandra Denhartog!!

 

Getting grounded with Oils

Ever feel
-Tired?
-Stressed?
-Overwhelmed?
-Like you’re just totally losing it?

There’s oils that can help.
Wood based oils can help ground a person helping relieve tensions within the body = the chemical compositions of these oils can decrease stress levels and calm your anxiety. Frankincense contains the chemicals Limonene, Pinene, Borneol, Farnesol, and a few others. The chemical Limonene has been studied in relation to promoting weight loss, preventing cancer, treating cancer, and treating bronchitis.
So what oils help?
The best oils for stress management are:
Frankincense
Lavender
Roman Chamomile
Sandalwood
Balance

For more information please go to:   http://mydoterra.com/oilparty

-By Ms. Cassandra Denhartog-

Works Cited

2016. Petal Talk. Web. 24 Feb. 2017. <https://www.1800flowers.com/blog/flower-facts/all-about-lavender/?flws_rd=1>

Saturn Retrograde & You Talk

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                                                                    Hey folks,
Fyi-The Cleansing crystals talk will be delayed 2 weeks,
This week’s talk is going to cover our Saturn retrograde(fully starts today) and
Next week I will cover our Mercury retrograde (Fully starts on the 9th).
These guys are little more pressing, so they take precedence.
 
So, Come on out and Join me tonight for a chat about Saturn retrograde and what kind of impact it will have in your life.
 
As always, it is $5 to attend, It is an In-shop event.
Please bring your notebook & pen and any questions that you have for me on the subject 😀
See you there!!
also check out our Facebook event page:

Quick Tips: Clearing your space

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                                                    Quick Tip: Clearing your space

Nasty energy vibrates at a lower frequency then positive energy, Plain and simple!
Make your home inhospitable to nasty stuff. Now, mind you, this is not just more of the same “picture a white light” routine.

You will hear many spiritual people say, “Raise your vibration”; I promise you that they are not being hippy dippy. When you raise your vibration, it makes the negative energy want to pack up and move somewhere more homey. This is both scientific, and simple.

Nobody can be high vibe all the time, as we’re all human.
Here are some ways that you can keep other people’s negative energy out of your home and space.
-Energetically clearing and protecting your space is vital. You must have some place to come home to – a haven from the rest of the stresses and pressures that we are hit with all of the time. If that space is not safe and clear, other aspects of your life become unbalanced.

*One more thing, your space is affected by who you bring into it. If you have a buddy full of drama who is always hanging’ at your pad, that friend’s energy is going hang too.
Much like the aroma of a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie – the scent and memory of the cookie lingers, even if it’s just been eaten.

If you’re doing everything right and you have a Mr. or Ms. Drama paying steady visits, here are two things to do:
1. Right after your friend leaves, clear the energy in your space.
2. Fill your home so fully with your energy that it becomes harder for someone else’s energy to take root.

(Alternately, you can hang with them in a public place and flush afterwards)

Below are some tools and some tips to cleanse & protect your home:

Environmental factors
Singing Bowls- the easiest way to clean out a house, energetically speaking – the sound that they emit breaks up negative, stale, unpleasant energy through vibration.
(Sadly, it will not clear the dust bunnies (sorry to get your hopes up – I know you did, just for a second there)).

Water fountains- These are like energy purifiers and reflect nasty stuff. In addition, if you are a spiritual freelancer (like me) these function like a shrine to a deity!
Plants- plant life means less room for negative energies to float around. They also give off their own calming energy, as well as purify your inside air. In addition, plants give you psychological benefit, as the color “green” can give a stimulating boost of happiness (pro tip from a former Sherwin Williams employee: paint the walls of your bedroom green, it creates a soothing space)

Happy music- Blast it loud

Dance- Nobody is Fred Astaire- except for Fred Astaire- just have fun!

Sing- Nobody is Frank Sinatra- except for Frank Sinatra- again, just have fun! The acoustics in showers are amazing, and make everyone sound like a rock star J

Crystals- their energy is almost always positive!

Incense & Essential oils- Use them, Diffuse them! Put them to work for you!

Sunlight- OPEN YOUR DRAPES; ON OCCASION OPEN YOUR WINDOW!
Nothing brings a good mood like some sunshine! Moreover, nothing kills ambient nasty energy like sunshine! Let alone the breeze, moving air is always good!
(Keep your drapes/blinds/etc. open for a few days while you’re at work, and I will bet you it feels a lot better in your home afterwards). Sunlight also increases your body’s levels of vitamin d, and gives a boost to your mood.

Tools:
Crystals-
*White Selenite- automatic energy flush, very rarely (if ever) needs cleansing itself.
*Black tourmaline- negative energy blocker and absorber
(Quick note, with the Black Tourmaline & White Selenite, use them to grid your house, a link to a diagram will be included in this article)
*Obsidian- reflects negative energy, it is a volcanic glass, so by its nature, nothing wants to get too snugly.
*Himalayan salt lamps- cleans the air, and energy

Herbs-
*Salt-purification personified!
*Sage-clearing and blessing herb, used since Druidic times.
(You thought I was going to say the Native Americans, didn’t you?
Although, the Celtic Druids DID throw a little oak moss in with their sage).

***Sage Alternatives (if you dislike the smell of burning Sage, or have allergies)
-Palo Santo- Brazilian holy wood (much the same properties as Sage)
-Pine
-Cedar
-Juniper
-Yerba Santa
-Mugwort (Black Sage)
-Rosemary
-Copal
-Holly
-Clove

Essential oils, resins & Incenses-
-Frankincense
-Myrrh
-Dragons Blood
-Pine
-Cedar
-Sandalwood
-Palo Santo

There are a few other things that will help, but these are what I have found to be most helpful 😀

****But don’t just take my word for it, get out there and research it!****
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS
~Edited by: Sadie Ackerman

Works Cited
Unknown. N.d. Wallpaper Up. Web. 24 Mar. 2017. <http://www.wallpaperup.com/24720/dust_mood_emotion_light_sunlight_sunbeam_wind
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