Guest Psychic: Lois DeWaard

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Howdy Folks!!
On July 29th We have the pleasure of having a wonderful guest psychic at Des Moines New Age shop & Community Center :
Lois DeWaard, Animal Communicator
She will be at the shop and available for readings from
12pm until 5pm
Stop in and get a reading from this amazing lady!!!!!!!
Alittle bit about our Guest:
Lois DeWaard is passionate about helping people develop better relationships with their animals. She helps you to address life’s challenges and transitions with your animals.
Lois works via phone, Skype or Zoom. She gives presentations on animal communication, building a great relationship with your animal, and navigating life’s transitions with your animal.
For additional information visit
Animal Human Connection Coach on Facebook
or
www.loisdewaard.com or call 515-729-9146.

for more info give the shop a call at 515-979-3943 or visit our Facebook event : Guest Psychic

Other Worlds Book Launch

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Hey Folks,
We have the honor of hosting Otherworlds Book launch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are gonna have some amazing Authors, some great snacks , some fun times!!!!
So come on out and join us for an event you wont want to miss 😀
Alittle bit about the event from the Lady heading it up,
Ms.Cassy Denhartog:
Leave your world and come to ours

Join me and other local authors as I launch my new hot fallen angel paranormal romance, Creating Grace.
We’ll have prizes, coffee, and snacks.
We’ll also have several other authors there signing books. Please come out to meet and support your local Iowa authors.

Presenting Authors
Cassandra DenHartog – Romance
Stephen Brayton – Mystery
Jarod Meyer – Fantasy
Ashley Lovell – Horror
Bryce Hanna – Poetry

for more info give the shop a call at 515-979-3943 or visit our Facebook event : Otherworld BookLaunch

Wicca 101

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FIRST CLASS AT THE NEW LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Howdy folks,
We are holding our first Wicca 101 class today in our new spot ( 6307 Hickman road), Teaching this class will be Mr. Matthew Wilson.
Matt has an extensive background in theology, metaphysics and energy work.
Wicca 101 is designed to give you a good grasp of what Wicca is about, how it works, why it works, and how it can benefit you !!
Admission is $40, please bring a notebook & pencil or a recording device for note taking and plenty of questions for Matt 😀

*Also we are running a special, Wicca 101 & 202 are $40 each, but if you pay for both classes at Wicca 101 then it is only $60 for both of the classes 😀

for more info give the shop a call at 515-979-3943 or visit our Facebook event : Wicca 101

New Summer hours!!!!

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Hey folks, we are trying out some NEW Summer hours!!!!!!!!

We are trying out some NEW Summer hours!!!!!!!!

Mondays, Thursday’s & Fridays…We will be open till 9pm 😀

Making your weekdays alittle more fun 😀

Tell us what you think 😀

WE ARE MOVING THE SHOP!!!!!!!

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So big news!!!!! Link to video for this
Saturday, June 24th 2017- Des Moines New Age shop is moving from our location at 3009 Merle Hay Road Suite 6 !!!!
We are going to the hexagon or spaceship building as people are calling it,
at 6307 Hickman Road.
We will be evolving to Des Moines New Age shop & Community Center.
We have class & meeting space available for rent, as well as some rooms for retail and/or office space that can be rented!!!!!

We have a few spots open, so if your interested please contact our

Leasing Coordinator Antoinette Brown at cell# 469-774-2661

For more info call us at 515-276-7755

Abundance stones & You

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                                                        Abundance Stones & You

Gemstone Therapy: Link to Article on Gemstone Therapy

Why it works: The Gemstone’s energy catalyzes, boosts, and/or rejuvenates your energy.
(*Remember to Cleanse & Charge (shower and feed) your crystals -link to my article on crystal care)

Ok, now that that’s out of the way, let’s dive in to our topic!

Abundance means having a very large quantity of something
Abundance stones & crystals are not just about getting money, getting rich, etc.
Abundance comes in many different ways, most particularly, I have found that it comes in the thing that you need most at that moment.
You might think that you need money desperately…when what you REALLY need is an opportunity to MAKE money, i.e. a job!

Will these stones help to increase prosperity? – Yes – they will BRING ABUNDANCE INTO YOUR LIFE IN ALL OF ITS GLORIOUS & WONDERFUL FORMS !
Abundance Stones (yes, all of these stones have other properties as well, but these are what they shine at!):

Green Aventurine- Abundance in all of its awesome forms! Best Abundance stone out there! THE good luck stone! Completely outdoes Jade (in my humble opinion)!( aventurine comes in a few different colors – red aventurine does well in the prosperity department too, but is mainly used for health.)

Citrine(this one is in the basic 5 stones that I have anyone beginning their journey in crystals)- Prosperity puller, helps with self-esteem, muzzles an over active inner critic, keeps you perky & optimistic, reflects others negative energy- it’s an AWESOME stone ok, just go get one!

Pyrite(Fools gold)- grounds, protects and Draws Money-the irony abounds!

Sunstone – a leadership stone,  it brings good luck & abundance. It also switches negative energy to positive energy (even protects against psychic attacks)

Green goldstone – manifestation, abundance, growth, and prosperity. *A heavy hitter on the energy output.

Tigers eye – Grounding, protective, energizing, prosperity inducing, helps with focus & concentration.

Ruby ( this one is a little harder to come by)-
This is a manifestation stone, it also helps in the retention of wealth of all varieties. It’s also a good stone for recharging your energy, and bringing vitality

Moss agate- brings abundance in wealth, is a soul refresher stone, new beginning’s, and helps with self-esteem.

Jade- it is purported to be the absolute best good luck, good fortune stone. I prefer it for its protective value as it is said to keep the wearer from harm. It will bring good luck!

Now there are others out there, but these are some of the best ones that I have worked with myself – and, as an added bonus, they are all readily available 😀

*Sorry, no trips to Tanzania to hunt for an ultra-rare crystal that only appears every other Blue moon – lol, I know I kind of let you down on that one 😀

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

How the F*** do I Sage?

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                                             Hot Topic: How the F*** do I Sage?

What is Saging/Smudging?
Cleansing, removing stagnant & negative energy, and raising the vibrational resonance of yourself (or your space).
The principal of Saging is using the smoke of a sacred or holy plant to clear out any temporary or permanent energy that you don’t want in your space.
What you will need:
-Sage (One 4 oz. sage bundle will cover  about 384 square feet or a 12x12x16 room)
-Lighter or matches
-Chant (from whichever religion you choose, such as: the Lord’s Prayer. If you are a spiritual freelancer -like myself- there is a Navajo chant which I will link you too-, or this one)
Suggested, but not necessary:
-2 braids of Sweetgrass (one for burning, one for hanging over your door) to bring in good luck and juju after you sage, or “charge” the space. link to Charging your space article here.
-Abalone shell (it’s pretty traditional) – to catch the ashes from setting a bundle of leaves on fire
-Feather or feather fan (for moving the smoke more evenly)
-Himalayan singing bowl- great for use in conjunction with saging or on its own
-Obsidian, apaches tear (to hold on to while saging) – its volcanic nature repels anything nasty while you are trying to do a cleansing. That way, nothing decides to stick to you.

Varieties of Sage used for clearing:
-White Sage
-Wild sage
-Mexican sage
*There are many breeds of sage, but these are most commonly used for clearing.

Sage alternatives:
-Palo Santo
-Blacks age-also known as Mugwort, for kick a** clearing.
-Cedar
-Rosemary
-Juniper
Pine
-Tobacco (Native Americans) believed it to be THE most sacred herb
-copal
-Himalayan singing bowl

How to Sage yourself:

Link to personal energy clearing article
-Light the sage bundle (I recommend bundles as they are easier to light than loose leaves, but if nothing else, bundle your loose leaves)
-Sage the bottoms of your feet first, then take the light bundle and pass it all over yourself (as if you are washing yourself with the smoke). Then do this for everyone else in the home, including children and pets (this clears all of the negative energy clinging to individuals, as well as any negative energy that has formed a connection with one household member in particular—new energy will do this.)

How to Sage your space:

link to space clearing article
1) Open all of your cupboard, closet, windows, etc. (This allows the smoke into EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF YOUR HOME. Opening your windows gives the Negative or Stagnant energy a place to go.)
2) When you are saging to bless a home, go in a clockwise motion (to your right for those, like me, who are directionally challenged)
3) When you wish to cleanse your home, use a counterclockwise motion (to your left)
What to do after Saging the space:
-Get a bowl with the crystals appropriate for your situation (glass or ceramic, as they conduct energy better then plastic)
– Use Salt (to put under the stones in the bowl)
-Get 2 white tea light candles (on either side of the bowl, to charge up the stones. Let them burn until they burn out)
-Use Dragonsblood, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood incense (burn 1 stick per day for 2 weeks after the cleansing if it was particularly dense energy. 3 sticks per week for a month after cleansing if it was a light cleansing)
-Place obsidian in the heart of the home

Tips:
If your sage has a hard time staying lite or the smoke is very thin, this means that the energy in or around you is extremely dense.
(Alternatively, your bundle is bound too tightly together lol)

****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. The Wellness Sanctuary. Web. 30 May 2017. <http://www.wellnesssanctuary.net/uploads/2/3/2/3/23232646/8264896_orig.jpg>.

Retrogrades: Venus

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                                                             Retrogrades: Venus

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 haven’t fully dealt with.

RE= Revive, Reunite, Repair, Restore, etc.
Venus Represents: Love, beauty, wealth, pleasure, romance (and relationships in general), Negotiations, harmony & compassion.
Ruler of the signs Taurus & Libra

Venus Retrograde:
Venus retrogrades for approximately 5-7 weeks every 18-19 months.

Venus, in astrology, is a symbol of the human capacity to appreciate the gifts that life brings – to savor and enjoy the pleasures and relaxing moments, preferably immersed in the beauty, Venus indicates what we want for ourselves.

The planet of Romance going “backwards” makes people re-examine, and reconsider their relationships (and not just the romantic ones). Any relationship that has issues that you have been letting slide (or making excuses in) will come crashing in, on you, and the people around you. While the planet of Negotiations, Advice, and Counsel is in Retrograde, any arguments you make during this time will be harder to settle, and any advice you try to give others will be poor and uncertain.

Lady Venus also represents Value, when in retrograde it is harder to determine the true value of something (e.g. not a good time to make an important purchase, or changes in any relationship). Your values and ideals will be called into question.
It is a high probability that your inner self will start calling for you to act cautiously over your wealth, talents, or people. Keep in mind Venus retrograde is essential for the development of self-awareness, our thoughts, and our self-worth.

While balanced, Lady Venus knows what is true & bases her decisions on this instinctive compass. When we are in touch with our body, we can feel when something attracts or repulses us. When Venus is out of balance, we mentally tend to project our desires onto others – we blame them when our circumstances are making us unhappy. Our personal gyroscope becomes distorted, and we focus on external pleasures. We love materials, and use unhealthy coping mechanisms to create artificial happiness. We love them, but not ourselves, and expect others to love us enough for the both of us.

*Remember that retrogrades have a tendency to rule the past and therefore bring up past issues. In Lady Venus’s case, past issues with our love lives, former flames, and intense friendships.

*Also for the Venus ruled out there (Taurus and you Libra) don’t be surprised if you feel a little off, and if you want to spend a bunch of cash. Keep calm, and keep your wallet closed!

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

January 30, 2017, Venus enters shadow zone :
During this phase you will get an idea of the love and money 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.

March 4, 2017, Venus Retrograde:
Areas of life that were a major focus during the first shadowzone are up close and personal & can now be worked on.

April 15, 2017, Venus retrograde finale:
In the completion of the final phase of Venus retrograde 2017 (Which lasts five weeks & ends on May 18) Your love and money issues that were in focus during Venus in retrograde motion can now be finalized.

Advantages, Opportunities & How this helps us:
-A Venus Retrograde can bring a refreshing pause to the dramatic scripts of our love stories and intense relationships-pulling the rose colored glasses off of us so to speak.
-It helps us to step back and gain called PERSPECTIVE!
-This is a great time to get a understanding of yourself and how you relate to those around you. Also to realize, accept, and re-work some of your entrenched negative interpersonal patterns.
Reassessment of decisions: Do I really want this? Is this really how I wish to proceed?
Is it really worth it? It’s goin’ to be a time that personal values reinstate themselves.

Things that can help mitigate its influences:
Preparation and allowances for hiccups and difficulties in the above mentioned areas, wait six weeks on any large purchases or being too spendy in general (Everything will still be there, so calm down), waiting 6 weeks to make any major decisions in any relationships (personal or friendship).

Crystals:
-Rose quartz
-Aventurine
-Moonstone
-Rhodonite
-Rhodocrosite

Or, if you wish to use this time to your advantage:
Slow down, meditate, and practice compassionate inward reflection.
Take an accountof what you really want & who you really are.
Examine how you can improve in your behavior toward your loved ones.

Venus Retrograde dates:
2015, July 25 to September 6
2017, March 4 to April 15
2018, October 5 to November 16
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

Gemstone Therapy: Cleansing stones

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                                              Gemstone Therapy: Cleansing stones

What is Gemstone Therapy?
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. You go over to your mega positive friend’s house and hang out with them for a while. 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?
Many 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 Cleansers!

Definition:
Cleansing – an energetic flush. Pushing out any unwanted or foreign energy, and making sure that there is nothing left behind.

Cleaning out your energetic body is as necessary as showering every day. People leave energetic residue wherever they go, and on

People leave energetic residue wherever they go, and on whomever they touch.
We all have enough of our own energy baggage; we don’t need anyone else’s overlaying ours.

#1 it prevents us from dealing with our stuff because we are so busy wondering wtf is going on with us
#2 it just plain feels bad
#3 it is bad for our mental-Emotional-physical and energetic state of being.

Here’s a visual (Since I’m hyper visual, lol):
Picture a lightbulb (the lightbulb is playing the part of YOU).
Now roll the lightbulb around in dust, it’s a little dimmer, and it feels & looks yucky
Now roll it in pastel chalks, it’s much dimmer now, and while it has pretty colors- you don’t really want to touch it.
Now, without cleaning it off, roll the lightbulb in some ink- by now you can barely see the light and the bulb looks nasty.
Whatever it touches gets ink & chalk & dust on it.
That’s what happens when we don’t clear ourselves, our light is dulled, and our energies are limited. We get all that nastiness on everything else because we are diffusing -not just our energy, but also all the crap that we are collecting.
BTW, this is also true of your crystals, so be sure to clean them off too! (Link to article on crystal care)
Some side effects of not Cleansing:
Anything that you pick up from other people- That has nothing to do with you!
-Extreme Sadness & Mood swings
-Tension
-Phantom pains
-Anxiety
-Irritability
-Excessive fatigue
-Stress (& stress related illnesses)
-Feeling drained, Panicked, Angry, and overwhelmed

What we pull from others or what is left on us from others, can make us SICK (Mentally & physically), and there are a lot of different ways to cleanse yourself-  article on Personal energy cleansing
For those of a more tactile persuasion- I give you CRYSTALS!

Some Top notch Cleansers:

Selenite or -Maria Glass, Satin Spar, Desert Rose, Sericolite (Italian) – (Don’t get it wet or it will dissolve)
All Selenite removes energy blocks, particularly from the physical and etheric bodies. It can also remove energy blocks in the bodies of other crystals and stones. This makes it excellent for enhancing the properties of other stones and for clearing and charging them.

*White Selenite- #1 best crystal for energetic flushing, energetic cleansing. Plus it almost NEVER needs to be cleansed itself. Anybody dealing with the public needs at least two chunks of this!

*Peach Selenite
This is good for an energetic flush or energetic cleansing when you need a softer touch. It’s a great self-care, after care stone. If you have been dealing with a great deal of long term stress or trauma (even if you have gotten used to it) this is the stone to start your cleansing with.

*Clear Selenite
It brings clarity of the mind, it opens the crown chakras. With this stone, you can access angelic consciousness and higher guidance while having a strong anchor here in this plane. Excellent for meditation work.

*Angel wing selenite-
On top of the basic selenite properties, it connects you with your higher self. IT is one of the most beneficial to the Soul star chakra-it connects your crown chakra with your higher self and the universal consciousness beyond.

*Clear quartz-programmed with intention-
Clear Quartz is the “master healer” and amplifies energy and thought, as well as the effects of other crystals. It also acts as a balancer when it comes to intention programming (impressing a concept through willpower & concentration) — you can program it for things like protection, motivation, and energetic flush.

*Halite crystal (Rock salt) – (Don’t get it wet or it will dissolve)
It’s salt! Salt raises the energetic vibration around you- nothing nasty can stick to you. It also cleans up the spiritual & physical environment of unhealthy habits, relationships, incomplete projects, etc. It will cleanse the heart of emotional wounds, and help you to take positive action towards a more self-loving lifestyle.
*Some use it in bath water to clear and restore spiritual energy. One piece can be used repeatedly until it eventually dissolves.

Himalayan salt– (Also don’t get it wet or it will dissolve)
It’s also salt! Salt raises the energetic vibration around you- nothing nasty can stick to you. It pulls the positive ions out of the air and replacing them with negative ions, which means better breathing. This type has the added caveat of acting as a natural air purifier by pulling moisture (and the toxins-allergens) from the surrounding environment into the salt- Hygroscopy. It also neutralizes EMF, Boosts serotonin and concentration. (Link to HSL article)

Black Kyanite- (Also don’t get it wet or it will dissolve)
Full of healing energy, it is a Chakra aligner and auric field hole fixer. It is both grounding and energizing at the same time. *Used in conjunction with White Selenite it will break up any stubbornly stuck energy.
Meditating with it can help you come up with important insights resulting from exploration of the subconscious mind. It is often used to explore past lives, and to anticipate how current actions affect future lives. (Neat huh?)

Black tourmaline (2 chunks)-
This is THE Empathic blocker stone, but it also has a tendency to absorb negative energies so if you’re 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 its strongest) or a nice chunk of white selenite.

There are others for different types of grounding, but I’ve found that these are the most effective.

 

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