Restocked Herbs & Essential Oils!!!!

Restocked!!!

Some of the Essential oils at #desmoinesnewageshop !!!!
#essentialoils #aromatherapy #homeopathyworks #homeopathy

Some of the herbs at #desmoinesnewageshop !!!!
#herbs #homeopathyworks #homeopathy

July Psychic fair this Saturday!!!!

Monthly psychic fair time at
Des Moines New Age Shop & Community Center !!!!

July Psychic fair poster is up!!!!
Free admission!
We have some awesome vendors, readers and healers!!!!!
Come for the Coffee & Cookies…stay for the people!!!!!
Plus we have our Spirit Gallery (ala John Edwards style), Reiki Circle , Sound Healing and Lectures (we will be having chats about Soul Agreements, Pet communication, portals, Supernatural safety, beginning energy healing and more!!!)
#spiritgallery #psychicmedium #energeticshielding #energyhealing #psychicfair #soundhealing #reiki #petpsychic #portals #newage #coffeeandcookies #freeadmission

Inhouse product restocked for Anime Iowa!!!!

In House made Product Restocked!

Been giving my #nightowl nature a workout this week to restock our in house Merch here at #desmoinesnewageshop for #animeiowa this weekend, here is some more of what Iv been up to ūüôā

Cleansing floor salts

Cleansing shower salts

Room sprays

Sage sprays

Perfume oils

Clearing sprays
Healing balms
Protection balms
Chakra balancer balms
Solid perfumes

#puttininovertime #happyentrepreneur
#energycleansing #chakras #heal8ng #protection #perfume #solidperfume #inhouseproducts #anime

Friday night talk: Manifesting Abundance

Howdy Folks,
There has been a Slight change of topic on this Fridays Friday night talk (the 13th).
(due to miscommunication & Wubbybear sitting lols)
We are changing from Abundance crystals to….. Manifesting Abundance!!!!!
Antoinette Brown has been nice enough to step in & she will be speaking about Manifesting universal abundance.
She will be dropping Some great tips.

No attendance fee, but Donations are appreciated ūüėÄ
We will be doing a Facebook live event for this as well, make sure to tune in ūüôā

For more info, give the shop a call at #515-276-7755
#manifestation #abundance #energywork
#desmoinesnewageshop #wubbylove #grateful

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/

Reiki Healings & Spirit Guide readings

Hey folks,
This Friday we have Angelic Reiki healings and spirit guide readings from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the shop !!!!!!
Come on out and get your energy cleared up, your energetic cords cut, & get yourself reset for next month !!!
Get a spirit guide reading while you’re at it, and let your guides give you some guidance for the month ahead.

For more information or to set up an appointment please give the shop a call at 515-276-7755.

We will see you Friday!!!!

#spiritguides #reiki #angelicreiki #reikihealing #selfcare #lifepurpose #energeticcleansing #cordcutting

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

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