Divination styles: Crystal Ball reading

Howdy Folks,
This is the companion article to the talk that I gave at our Halloween Psychic fair this past Saturday, as promised ūüėÄ
My editor (Dennis McCullough) hasn’t had a chance to have a look at it yet, so I apologize for any poor grammar in advance lols.
Divination styles: Crystal Ball reading
I have had quite a few questions about the multitude of different divination devices and practices,
so this will be the first in a series of Articles devoted to Divination tools & Practices.
I will be doing a more comprehensive article on the topic in a few months,
but for now, let’s get started….Crystal Balls!!!!!!
I think almost everyone is familiar with the Crystal ball.
Crystal balls are one of the TOP images connect with the psychic field in popular culture,
and there is also a lot of misconceptions about this reading practice due to a misinterpretation of the reading practice.
Crystal ball reading is, in actuality,
Scrying ( trancing out and allowing your mind to relax enough to pick up on Clairvoyant images),
and it is only one tool of many that can be used.
*For example,
You can use a bowl of water, a mirror, fire, etc…..heck you could use the back of a coffee spoon.
Any surface (though traditionally it should be reflective) that allows you to “trance out” (go into a self-induced¬†semi-hypnotic state) while looking into it can be used to Scry.
*Quick note:
Many people use black mirrors
(Mirror scrying actually evolved from water scrying, the mirror was felt to be a point of fixed water, so many astrology jokes so little time lols), black bowls for water scrying, black obsidian spheres or Obsidian mirrors for their scrying.
Some Scryers feel that the dark color leads to quicker mental relaxation and therefore easier transition from regular consciousness into the trance state.
I personally prefer the lights off (except for a few candles acting as an anchor to keep me focused)¬†when I’m using the scrying technique no matter the tool that I’m using.
Again, as always, the gift Lay with the person scrying- not the tool used.
A little History on Crystal Balls:
The technical term for a Crystal ball is an Orbuculum.
And the technical term for using a Crystal ball to scry with is called Crystallomancy…fun hunh!?!?!
Say those 3 times fast lols
The practice of Crystallomancy is purported to have begun with the Druids,
who used Beryl Balls to foretell events with.
By the 5th century AD, Scrying was ridiculously widespread throughout the Roman empire, but once the Medieval Christian church rose to power Scrying was deemed Heretical.
And so the practices faded into the shadows in most European circles, until the Victorian era.
In the Victorian era, The Crystal ball shot to popularity again, and it was a very popular pastime to read with an orbuculum. Almost like Tarot cards in this era.
They felt that they needed the sun in its northernmost position to get the best results from their readings.
An Important figure in the resurgence of the esoteric in mainstream culture was Dr. John Dee.
Now,
The good doctor’s¬†reputation is a little nutty in my opinion….but what Dr. Dee brought back into view was an amazing gift that helped to herd mainstream society back towards the esoteric.
Dr. John Dee was a noted British mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I.
He devoted much of his life to alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy, of which the use of crystal balls was quite often included.
*Hermetic Philosophy:
*Hermetic Philosophy:
Hermeticism, also called Hermetism, is a religious, philosophical, and esoteric tradition (a triple threat if you will) mostly based on the writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus.
The tradition claims to have evolved from a prisca theologia, a doctrine that affirms the existence of one single, true theology that is present in all religions and that was given by God to man in antiquity
(wtf does that mean, right?
Classical antiquity -also the classical era, classical period or classical age- is the period of cultural history between the 8th century BC and the 5th or 6th century AD centered on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece & ancient Rome, collectively known as the Greco-Roman world.
That’s what that means)
Many great writers consider him a wise pagan prophet who foresaw the coming of Christianity among other major societal shifts.
So now you know a little bit about how the Crystal ball came to be and a bit about how to use one.
But as always,
Don’t just take my word for it, get out there and research it!!!!!
~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS
Link to Crystal ball reading demonstration video:

Friday night Talk: Energetic Shielding!!

Friday night Talk tonight at the shop!!!!!
The Subject is Energetic Shielding!!!!
Starts at 7pm, the talk is roughly 30 minutes and it is also broadcast through livefeed on our facebook page (Des Moines New Age Shop ).
There is no cost to attend this event, however if you feel like making a donation it is very much appreciated ūüôā
#energeticshielding #protection #fuckyounegativeentities #negativeentities #negativeenergies #energetichealth #aura #reiki #energyhealing

*and yes I DID use the subject to put up an adorable pic of my Adorable Wubbybear! Lols

Friday Night Talks Are Back Baby!!!

The Friday night Talks at Des Moines New Age Shop are back!!!!!!
And the poster is done lols!!!
Iv decided to switch it up tho, Iv decided to do it on a donation basis and erase the attendance fee.

That way if a person doesnt have the money, they can still attend 

1st up- Supernatural Safety, 7/6 , at 7pm –¬†https://www.facebook.com/events/237048260410377/

2nd- Crystals for Abundance, 7/13, at 7pm- https://www.facebook.com/events/413196725831707/

3rd- Energetic Shielding, 7/20, at 7pm- https://www.facebook.com/events/233341027457802/

4th- Programming your crystals, 7/27, at 7pm- https://www.facebook.com/events/417084648772912/

Retrogrades: Mercury

Retrogrades: Mercury
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Yup we are in the first “official” mercury retrograde of 2017, we will have 2 more this year, so¬†let’s¬†dive in, shall we ;D
Retrogrades: when the planetary forces are moving backward or are reversed.
Translation: Things are gonna get a little wonkyfied.
Mercury Represents: 
Communication, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Intellect, Trickery, 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 …no Fluff… just the facts.
It’s a time to lay low, process and¬†digest¬†the information that you have on hand rather than adventure out into unknown & undiscovered territory.
Visualize and perceive things from your internal point of view and don’t start anything new until after the last retrograde shadow zone is passed. When the planet of ‚Äúbusiness‚ÄĚ is going in reverse, it is also a good time to finish up old business (i.e., pay bills, clean out the closet, etc.)
*Also for the Mercury ruled out there,
¬†I’m¬†talkin¬†to you Gemini and you Virgo …don’t¬†be surprised if you feel¬†a little¬†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¬† The Actual Retrograde=¬† the planet during its retrograde phase ‚Äúrevisits‚ÄĚ that issue or event, which may also entail delaying the resolution or realization of action.
April 9th, 2017, Mercury The Retrograde:
Areas of life that were a major focus during the 1st shadowzone now come to the forefront for our working out-through-against.
May 21st, 2017, Mercury retrograde finale/ 2nd shadowzone:
This completes the final phase of the first Mercury retrograde of 2017. Your communication, business, travel, and 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.
There is so much noise in our society!
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 Retrograde brings you, the excuse to shut up, sit down, and take a load off!!!!
Computers, laptops, phones, tablets, and technology tends to fritz up. Arguments, disputes, misunderstandings, problems, and mistakes go 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,
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 that nobody meant for things to go sideways and they probably¬†couldn’t¬†get the right words to express themselves properly to come out. 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 hurts, from our buttons being pushed, 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 aboveboard and honest, Communication is gonna 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 are things that can help mitigate its influences:
Preparation and allowances for hiccups and technical difficulties in the above-mentioned areas, wait the 5 weeks till 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 molehills- keep them separated by strong defining lines.
Crystals:
Blue calciteРSpeak 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 quartzРmotivation (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
CitrineРkeeps you sunny and positive, keeps others negativity at bay, shuts down an overactive inner critic
Moonstone-tunes you into your intuition so as you can navigate some of those major road bumps ahead.
 
Mercury Retrograde dates for 2017:
January 1st
April 9th
August 13th
December 3rd
*Updated for re-publication dates*
Mercury retrograde dates for 2018:
March 23 to April 15
July 26 to August 19
November 17 to December 6
Here is what you can do to counteract it:
You really cant, 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

Himalayan Salt lamps, Hype or Help

Himalayan Salt lamps, Hype or Help

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Ok,
HSL’s (Himalayan Salt Lamps) have experienced a huge boom in the last 2 years, everyone wants one, has one, needs another.
In my personal experience, These things are a HUGE help.
You don‚Äôt know what you‚Äôre missing if you‚Äôve never slept or sat by a Himalayan salt lamp. It‚Äôs like having an open window ‚Äď a softly glowing natural source of fresh, clean air ‚Äď on your desk, in your living room, next to the bed, or anywhere you decide to put it.
 
How does it work?
The warmth of the candle or light bulb reacts with the natural crystal salt, releasing negative ions into the air.
Nifty factoid:
Looking at the light also boosts your serotonin ( thought to be 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.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs just a big chunk of salt with a light bulb inside,¬†I’m¬†skeptical on all of these health benefits that I see advertised?‚ÄĚ you might say…….
No worries, I was too.
And yes and no, it IS a big¬†ol’ chunk o salt…..but its also a little more complicated¬†than¬†a big 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¬†‚Äď as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying¬†‚Äď 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, Hunh?
 
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, the cutting boards, etc):
  • Increased energy levels
  • Better sleep
  • Improved depression
  • Reduced 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 an environment.
Below are some of the more popular sizes of Himalayan Salt Lamps 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?
(yup, 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:
*Its 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 gonna be awesome
*Its very heavy but lights up the entire room.
When a Himalayan salt lamp exceeds roughly 20 pounds, it is not going to give off light in a uniform pattern That’s just the nature of the creature.
So, If you have a large  Himalayan Salt Lamp that lights up your entire bedroom without any striations, a pretty & effective lamp for sure, but not an actual Himalayan Salt Lamp.
*It¬†doesn’t¬†break or¬†crumble, no matter what
Himalayan salt lamps tend to be fragile. And are very poorly affected by moisture and humidity (they start sweating and condensating, then you have moist salt dust-its gross).
So if you‚Äôve dropped yours, put it in a steamy bathroom, or the shipping box has arrived rather roughed over. But the lamp looks good as new, its 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. That‚Äôs because¬†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‚Äôve rubbed should have noticeable discoloration and the lamp should look like it‚Äôs ‚Äúweeping.‚ÄĚ
*You¬†don’t¬†experience any changes
All of your life’s problems are not going to be solved by a Himalayan salt lamp.
(But it would be super nice right lols!!)
But 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 nights sleep.
Should I get one?
I¬†don’t¬†know,¬†that’s¬†up to you.
Personally, I have one in almost every room of my house, no bathrooms (Because I want mine to have a nice long life )due to the humidity(Its still hardened salt after all), and the effects are very noticeable.
I am more at peace, I sleep better, I have fewer allergy symptoms, I find meditation easier, I am more focused, I concentrate easier ( And that is saying sumthin with a 13-month-old lol).
I will warn that if you have a bunch of them all lite up, 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

Gemstone Therapy: Grounders
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What is Gemstone therapy?
It is using the innate energy of a particular gem, crystal, stone, mineral or set¬†thereof¬†to boost, catalyze, influence,¬†initiate¬†or prop up 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 with them for awhile. Strangely, you feel¬†a lot¬†better. You leave and the uplifted feeling stays with you. That, in a nutshell,¬†is what crystals do.
What do crystals do?
A lot of different things! 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,  etc
Today though, 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!!!!
In the day to day stresses and struggles we often forget to be IN the moment.
So worried about all that needs to be done, or all that should have been done.
We pile on oh so much worry and anxiety,
when we really need to realize- the past is over, the future is yet to be, and the present is all that we can truly effect.
Some side effects of not grounding:
Anxiety
Irritability
Excessive fatigue
Stress (& stress-related illnesses)
Daydreaming
Dizziness
Feeling checked out (if this happens a lot, its time to take up dance and meditation)
Forgetfulness
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 other than 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
Amber-grounds you & reminds you of all of the blessings that you have.
Ruby-grounding, vitality
Garnet-strength,courage,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
CitrineРmuzzles an overactive 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
Red Jasper- is a softer grounding crystal, a crystal of empowerment, it brings strength to resist emotional domination by others, also the courage to overcome domestic violence. *
*It will sustain those in the process of healing & recovering from a variety of violent Trauma & sexual experiences.
These crystals do MORE then what is listed, but these are the most relevant attributes that they convey concerning this particular article.
There are other crystals for different types of grounding, but Iv found these are  great starters.
****But don’t¬†just take my word for¬†it,¬†get out there and research it!****
      ~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Pendulums???

Pendulums???
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So¬†let’s¬†get down to the ugly truth!!!!!
We are all a little lazy when it comes to maintenance, self-care, discipline, organization, etc.
So why would I be any different (Just cause¬†I’m¬†chasin¬†enlightenment,¬†doesn’t¬†mean that¬†I’m¬†any less human),
When I recommend stuff,
it is going to be easy care, low maintenance, straight to the point, and budget-friendly (well as budget friendly as possible lol)
So in that vein, I give you the pendulum!
It’s AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can do all kinds of cool things with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dowse for lost stuff, find waterways, divine answers, you can use it as a tool to tap into the Akashic records (Compendium of all that is, was and will be), check your chakras, some even use it to communicate with spirits, etc.
In short, IT ROCKS!!!!!
And¬†it’s¬†super simple and¬†user-friendly!
Fun facts:
There are a few different records, but we do know that it was used for divination at least as far back as the Han dynasty in China.
It isn’t until centuries later when the use of the pendulum as a divination tool can be found in Europe.
One of the earliest European uses of the pendulum was through Dowsing.
**Dowsing: *a way of searching for underground water, minerals, or anything invisible, by observing the motion of a pointer (traditionally a forked stick, now often a pair of bent wires) or the specific changes in direction of a pendulum, in response to unspecified unseen influences.**
Some of the earliest stories of pendulum use for divination comes through Italy and traveling gypsies. To escape persecution for possessing ‘tools of the devil’, early gypsies would wear their pendulums as necklaces.
Neat, Hunh????
Basic How to:
  1. Grab a string or thinner chain and put a weight on the end of it (Generally,¬†I use crystals, but¬†I’m¬†really into shiny’s ūüėÄ). Make the weight with enough heft that the wind¬†won’t¬†catch it, but light enough that your not gonna get arm strain. Or just drop by the shop and buy one from me lols ūüėÄ
  2. Now, brace your elbow on a stable surface (this ends a lot of arm and hand shake, we all shake slightly- so no worries).
  3. Now, hold up your forearm with that elbow braced on a stable surface and suspend your pendulum from between your forefinger & thumb
  4. Still your pendulum as much as possible, then ask it POLITELY which way is yes
  5. Now ask your pendulum which way is no.
  6. Now ask it a few tester questions ( stuff you already know the answers to)
  7. Then phrase all of your questions in a yes or no vernacular, and your set!!!!
It is truly THAT easy!!!!
Make sure you have something to put it away in when you are done with it(pouch, box, etc)
Always say THANK YOU when you are done using it.
Always be respectful, it is a tool like any other divination instrument, and they all have personality- so¬†don’t¬†piss ’em¬†off!!!!!
Cleanse your pendulum if it starts to feel off (uncomfortable feeling when you hold it, shakes a lot, gives no answers or is wrong A LOT!).
Basic cleaners apply here- Salt, selenite, sunlight (Depending on the material the pendulum is made out of, i.e. don’t put a fluorite or an amethyst pendulum in direct sunlight or you will have murky grey quartz)!
Ask your question a few times, but remember (just like with Tarot, Oracle, etc) if you just keep asking the same question over and over again…Your pendulum will either start screwing with you and give¬†you¬†some pretty ridiculous answers or it will quit talking to you altogether.
If you have ever had an Askhole friend (Askhole definition: Someone who constantly asks for your advice, but never takes it. Asks the same crap over and over again, and never listens.), eventually you just quit dealing with them because its a waste of your time.
That is exactly what happens with your pendulum! 
Don’t¬†be the Askhole friend!!!
 
Chakra check method:
I put this in as an example of non-divination work that can be done with a pendulum, and also to help with energetic monitoring.
This is the method that works best for me, and the people that I help.
But by all means, feel free to find your own.
Hold your pendulum over each of your seven chakra centers.
I usually start at the Crown and work my way down from there. So Crown, Brow, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root.
(*Standing up is the easiest way to do this in my experience. Some people prefer to lay down, but they are a good deal more limber then I am.)
 
If the pendulum swings counterclockwise, your chakra is blocked.
If your pendulum swings clockwise, your chakra is in fine form.
If your pendulum stays still, you need to do some deep work on that chakra.
Want to know more?????
Want to go farther with your pendulum???
Contact Des Moines New Age Shop about my¬†course,¬†Pendulum 101¬†😀
OR…. Just message Des Moines New Age Shop on their FB page
****But don’t¬†just take my word for¬†it,¬†get out there and research it!****
      ~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Quick tips: Personal Energetic cleansing

Quick tips: Personal Energetic cleansing

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Energetic cleansing is so very important because every day, all day we are constantly hit with what other people are diffusing from their energetic state.
Now dont get me wrong, we all have funkified energy.
But this is about how to flush out other peoples garbage, that way you can deal with just your own.
Think of it like walking around and anybody, Within I’d say probably at least a ten-foot radius around you, has left a chalk handprint on you – all different colors because we’re all feeling different things throughout the day.

Some people are even strong enough that they can project their emotions over the phone, which is why people in phone jobs, come out of them looking so Haggard.

They seem like they’ve been through a war zone,
because they’re dealing with that all day every day, on top of all of that “wonderful for the soul” verbal abuse.

And no matter what, it weighs on you.

If you don’t flush that off at the end of the day it’s like going without a shower.
If you went for months without a shower, Not only would smell pretty bad, but you would start to have some physical repercussions- not to mention the emotional and psychological repercussions.
2 months, three months, 4 months, a year, 2 years…… pretty soon you’re getting to the point where you’re really not feeling well at all.
All of the other people’s negative emotions or positive emotions have collected on you, and you have no way to flush them off or at least you don’t know how to.
All of a sudden you start to get things like, mental anxiety disorders, depression, anger problems, etc.
Sometimes it will manifest as physical disorders.
Alot of this can be counter-acted by flushing out The unwanted alien or foreign energy,
hence this article & subsequent class that I will be teaching on this.

A few tips:
Dance-move your body,
When you are moving you are getting your endorphins flowing, which feels great.

But also, you are working ALL of that stuck/nasty energy out of your system. you are basically transmuting it by using it to fuel what you are doing.

Burning calories, burning away nasty energy from your system, and feeling awesome! Cool Hunh!! ( Try going to a good outdoor rave. The DJ has to be really good! you are dancing/transmuting as well as getting some of the best sound therapy. Bonus, with everyone else transmuting anything negative into positive energy, you are actually enshrouded in positive energy. Plus it is great for moving meditation.)

Salt baths-
Salt is amazing for clearing out junky, nasty energy. It is purity embodied.
Showers will blast alot of nasty energy off of you just by themselves.

Visualization-

1. Visualizing a bright white light surging through every nerve and fiber of your being (either from the sky through you to the ground, or from the earth through you to the sky. Depending on which method resonates with you.) and cleaning out anything that is stuck within you.

2. Visualizing opening your chakra centers and having a white light blasting through your chakra points and then closing them afterwards. (do this in the shower, it helps alot)

Iv also been told that Qi gong is wonderful for clearing yourself, but I cannot confirm this personally.

Some essential tools and why they help:

White selenite- Anybody dealing with the public needs at least 2 chunks of this!! Selenite (especially white) is THE energetic flush stone (See my article on Gemstone Therapy for the Why it works question).
And it is self-cleaning,so its super low maintenance.

Black kyanite- Chakra aligner and Auric field hole fixer. Used in conjunction with White Selenite it will break up any really stubbornly stuck energy.

Black tourmaline (2 chunks)- This is THE Empathic blocker stone, but it also has a tendency to absorb negative energies so if your in a particularly nasty environment , switch your stones midway through your day. Then clean them out with either early morning sunlight (between sunrise and around 11am, when the sunlight is at at its strongest) or a nice chunk of white selenite.

Himalayan salt lamp-Cleanses & purifies both the air & the energy that surrounds it. It also boosts your seratonin level, making you sleep better, concentrate more effectively, and feel happier.

Singing bowls- Sound therapy and vibratory resonance are wonderful things for breaking up nasty energetic crap.

Sage-It is wonderful for clearing nasty energy and a time honored tradition.
(Link to article How the F*** do I Sage??? is coming as soon as I can repost it, please check back)

Pendulum (for chakra checking)- A Pendulum is a seriously useful tool for making sure of where your energy levels are and how they are flowing. An easy way to do this, is to check your Chakra centers.
(Link to article on Pendulums??? (Link as soon as I can get the pendulum article back up)

Salt body scrub (St. Ives makes an awesome one,)-Again salt is amazing for clearing out junky, nasty energy. It is purity embodied. And this is way easier then rubbing yourself with seasalt! 😀

Shower- Running water will get rid of alot of negative energy. This is part of the reason why I shower at night, at the END of the day…and because Im a slow starter in the morning lol.
*You will find that if you are in a really bad mood, try taking a shower- you will feel SO much better. Add some happy music, singing and sea salt….I betcha find that you are in a FANTASTIC mood when you get out.

Water- Also drink alot of water, it will help keep you balanced and flush the over abundance of chemicals that are all around us out of you. Its sound funny, but when you are flushed and hydrated, you can better sense when you need to clear or shield your own energy.

Sharp obsidian blade (for energetic cord cutting)- Obsidian makes any nasty energy pack up and leave. and as per the previous article on Energetic cord cutting(link here), you want to make sure your not hooked up to anyone that you dont want to be.

There are other things that you can do of course, but these are some things that I have found really help out.

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS

Quick tips: Clearing your space

Quick tips: Clearing your space
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Nasty energy vibrates at a lower frequency than 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” crap.
You already know THAT (And besides, most people that I’ve met haven’t had much luck with it anyways)
You will hear a lot of Spiritual people say “Raise your vibration”,
I promise you that they are NOT just being hippy dippy.
When you raise your vibration, it makes the negative energy want to pack up and move somewhere homier.
You had NO idea that it was that scientific OR that simple, did you?????????????
Now, Nobody can be high vibe all the time, we’re ALL human.
But here are some ways that you can keep other peoples garbage outta your home or space.
BTW, Energetically clearing and Protecting your space is vital.
You’ve gotta have someplace to come home to, a Haven from the rest of the stresses and pressures that we get hit with all of the time.
If that space ain’t clear, All kinds of stuff goes buggy!

*Also,
one more thing that I’m gonna mention here,
And I will probably catch some flack for this.
Your space is ALSO affected by WHO you bring into it.
If you have a buddy full of drama who is always hangin at your pad,
that buddy’s energy is gonna hang out too.
So, if your doin everything right and you have a Mr. or Ms. Drama paying steady visits, here are 2 things to do.
1 Clear your place every time, right after they leave,
2 Fill your home SO fully with your energy that its a lot harder for someone else’s energy to take root.
Or you can just hang with them in a public place and flush afterward.

So, Here are some tools and some tips to cleanse & protect your home:
Tips:

Environmental factors-
Singing bowls-
easiest way to clean out a house, energetically speaking(No it will not clear the dust bunnies, sorry to get your hopes up…I know you did …just for,like, a second there.)
It would be nice but NOPE, go get your broom and dustpan for that) the sound that they emit breaks up negative, stale, unpleasant energy through vibration.

Water fountains- These act like energy purifiers and they reflect nasty stuff. (Also, if you are a spiritual free lancer like myself, these act like a shrine to a diety! Cool hunh, I thought so)

Plants- life means less room for negative crap to float around. Also they give off their own calming energy.

Happy music- Blast it loud

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

Sing- Nobody is Frank Sinatra- except for Frank Sinatra- Again Just have fun!!!!

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 WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nothing brings a good mood like some sunshine!!!
And 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 afterward)

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, I recommend that you use them to grid your house, a link to a diagram will be coming as soon as I can get it finished ūüėÄ )
Obsidian- reflects negative energy. Its a volcanic glass, so by its nature, nothing wants to get too snugly.
Himalayan salt lamps- cleans the air and the energy

Herbs-
Salt-purification personified!!
Sage-clearing and blessing herb, used since druidic times.
You thought I was gonna 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, like I do. Or if you are allergic.)
Palo santo- Brazilian holy wood( much the same properties as Sage, but leaves a happy, joyful ambiance)
Pine
Cedar
Juniper
Yerba Santa
Mugwort (Black Sage)
Rosemary
Copal
Holly
Clove

Essential oils, resins & Incenses-
Frankinencense,
Myrrh,
Dragonsblood,
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 ūüėÄ

****But don’t just take my word for it , get out there and research it!****

~Alicia Anspaugh-Mccullough, DMNAS