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How To Create Sacred Space At Home & Why You Should!

How To Create Sacred Space At Home & Why You Should!

Imagine a space where you could go to everyday or anytime you needed to disconnect from the outside world and connect to your inner peace & wisdom, The Akashic Records , connect to your spirit guides , Ascended Masters & higher self.

In a world that is going through a massive shift right now , having a Sacred Space for you to let go of negative energy and start consciously creating the life that you want to live .

Perhaps you want to make a massive impact on the world and really be able to connect with your inner guidance and intuition.

I would love to not only help you design your sacred space with my recommendations on creating your meditation room and spiritual spaces, but I would love to help you add to your beautiful sacred decor ( READ TO THE END FOR A GIVEAWAY & THE RULES TO ENTER.)

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How I Created Sacred Space In A Multi Purpose Room

I live in a house that can be quite chaotic at times , 3 cats , a dog , a husband and 2 grown boys. Finding a quite place to work and meditate can be difficult.

When I was chronically ill , I was working propped up in bed and one of the first things I did that made a huge difference for my healing and self development was to create a space that was not cluttered with things I didn’t love or need in this space.

It is still a work in progress but I am getting closer to having a completely decluttered space that is full of positive energy.

I also started applying Feng Shui principles as best as I could in the space while filling it with things that brought me peace and joy and helped me to ground and center. 

 

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Creating Sacred Space In A Multi Functional Room

Making a space multi functional for 2 people can be challenging but lucky for me , I have a husband who loves my design taste. 

I majorly decluttered the room several months back. I had a closet that was full of high end cosmetics that I no longer used plus a bunch of other “stuff” that was just collecting dust. This is still a work in progress but got rid of most of that stuff that just wasn’t in line with my life anymore. So I have replaced those items and use the closet more to store things for easier access.

I replaced those things with:

Choose Elements That Spark Joy & An Element Of Calm When Choosing Your Spiritual Decor Items For Your Sacred Space

Creating Sacred Space At Home Is Essential To Maintain Good Mental Health

With the current state of the world, it is important to take time to clear negative energy and disconnect from the media.

Perhaps you used to leave the home to meditate or practice yoga and due to social distancing rules, you cannot leave the house to go to the studio.

Even if it is just a corner of a room. create enough space for an alter ( if you need one) , a yoga mat and a meditation pillow.

When I am working ( my workspace is placed in the direction in my room for abundance a) and I have my desk in front of a window where I have my beautiful Mandala Sun catcher from Catch The Sun Designs.

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13 Art Therapy Ideas To Help Ease Anxiety

13 Art Therapy Ideas To Help Ease Anxiety

Many  people around the globe are suffering from stress and anxiety. Whether this is a new emotion that you are trying to deal with or you were already someone who suffered, these 15 Art Therapy ideas will help calm and relax the mind and body. 

Part of coping with anxiety is learning how to be mindful and quiet the constant chatter in your head. I would love to hear from you if already practice some of these methods or of you tried one and fell in love! 

1-Coloring For Adults

Coloring Books For Adults

Remember that carefree feeling you had coloring as a child? Many adults use coloring as a way to ease anxiety & stress and as a way to express themselves artistically. 

You can choose from mystical & witchy , fairytales, nature, mandalas, florals and many other adult coloring book categories. 

 

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2-Wood Burning ( Pyrography)

Pyrography is at the top of the list for my favorite adult crafting ideas. This is a great crafting project for beginner wood burners. I love this even more than my vinyl cutting machine to be honest because #1 You do not have to be able to draw! Simply print out any pattern and trace on to your wood project with the help of some transfer paper or a projector for bigger projects.

#2 All you really need is your wood burning tool of choice and a piece of wood. You can buy a beginner kit or go all in with a professional kit which offers more precise shading and burning. 

To keep things natural, seal with any nut oil or beeswax. 

You can also pick up raw wood craft pieces at any dollar store or craft store. You can also give new life to thrifted items. I have seen so many different wood burning ideas that would make great DIY gifts!

Wood Burning Ideas For Beginners: 

  • Wood Spoons
  • Wood Boxes
  • Raw Wood Slices
  • Wood Canvas
  • Wood Planter Boxes
  • Wood Kleenex Boxes
  • Wood Ornaments
  • Wood Jewelry
  • Wood Blocks
 

I would love to see your wood burning projects! Please feel free to link them in the comments below!

3-Rock Hounding & Lapidary

I have always had a love for crystals and when I found out that I could mine for my own and fairly locally, it became a passion. It is so grounding to spend time out in nature and mine for your own crystals and minerals. Part of the fun is learning all about the treasures you have found, such as what healing benefits that are touted for. I love to create products with both tumbled and polished stones. One of my sons bought me a rock tumbler for Christmas, I always love to see the results after tumbling raw stones. 

Having the right tools is important when you are going rock hounding, nothing is worse that finding something great and not being able to get it out of the ground!

4-Decoupage

This is a simple & fun crafting idea! I am always on the lookout for things that I can use to decoupage. Dollar stores & party stores are great places to score decorative napkins, tissie paper, wrapping paper and posters. I will have to take a look through my photos and come back and post some of my own personal projects… A few years back I did dressers for my niece and nephews. One was done in a zebra print napkin and the other with old comic books. ( Upcycling is one of my favorite things to do! )

5-Clay Art

I am simply amazed by the talent of people who work with clay, it is definitely on my list of to do’s! Ace of Clay is likely one of my favorite clay artists! The detail that he puts in to his work is unbelievable!

Clay is another very versatile crafting medium. Check out the video below to see an example of an awesome clay project.

Wood Carving & Whittling

Wood Carving & whittling wood are easy to get started with just a few simple tools. However, make sure to use the correct tools and techniques to avoid injury as you will be working with very sharp tools. 

I love to take things from nature and turn it into beautiful art! When using raw wood, opt for trees & branches  that have already fallen to help preserve our precious trees!

If you want to see some amazing wood projects, check out Bobby Duke Art

6-Resin Art

I love to work with resin. It is yet another medium that is very versatile. One of my favorite things to do is create high vibe crystal art with plant based resin. When working with resin, especially ones that are not plant based, always use proper protective equipment like gloves and a respirator mask. 

You can also make a number of other things with resin:

  • jewelry
  • paper weights
  • orgone pyramids
  • coasters
  • serving trays
  • Geode Art

7-Sewing

Sewing is not only a great crafting idea, it is also very practical. Learn to make your own clothes , pillows and other fabric needs. Many things can also be made with the new sew technique which involves using a steam iron and some fusing webbing

Many people are also opting learn how to sew surgical style face masks to help flatten the curve of the covid-19 pandemic. 

8-Crochet & Knitting

If you think that crochet and knitting is just for Grannies, think again!  There are so many amazing crochet patterns for gift giving.

  • Beautiful Crochet Blankets & Throws
  • Comfy & Stylish Sweaters
  • Amazing Mandala Patterns
  • Hats
  • Slippers
  • Scarves
  • Childrens Toys & Dolls

 

9-Soap Making

Soap making is yet another creative crafting project that is also very practical. Making soap and other diy bath & body products allow you to control what is going in to the products you put on your skin and make great gifts. 

** If Gift giving, always label with full ingredients list! 

10-Candle Making

So what you may or may not know is that I have been a candle maker for well over a decade. Before I got sick and started blogging, I owned a brick and mortar store where I sold handcrafted candles and bath and body products and was the local consignment shop for creators. 

Candle making is the one crafting project where I REALLY encourage following all safety testing measures before giving as gifts. Much like bath & body products , where you label all ingredients to avoid potential allergic reactions, candle making has it’s own set of safety testing. As with any new project, I expect that people will practice due diligence and do their own research.

With candlemaking I also recommend that people use natural ingredients and help cut down on chemical pollution, in the air and in your lungs!

Soy wax is my wax of choice as it does not burn as hot as other waxes , does not contain all of the carcinogens of other waxes and cleans up with soap and water!

11-Jewelry Making

I love to take the crystals and minerals I find and turn it into beautiful crystal healing jewelry and infuse it with Reiki energy. I personally work with a lot of copper wire wrapping and natural stones, which then can be polished as is or electroformed. You can make some really beautiful pattern with wire wrapping and often will not need to use a soldering gun.  

12-Gardening

Gardening is a major stress relieving activity. Nothing is better than grounding in nature and creating beautiful things with plants. You can get really artistic with your arrangements and create a beautiful chair planter , birdcage planter, colander planter or upcycle numerous other things as planters.  Fairy Gardens are extremely popular and I make one every year. 

Succulents are my favorite plants to work with and have often admired the beautiful succulent wreaths I see. Maybe this year I will get around to making a wreath. However, unless you have grown several of your own succulents, the wreaths can be a little costly to make.

Another great option would be to make wreaths out of grapevine and herbs or flowers, for example, hydrangeas. 

13-Art Therapy Journaling

Art Therapy Jouraling combines regular journaling with creative expression. This can be in the form of a combination journal/coloring book , doodling your own creations , printing images out and gluing to the pages , stamps or stickers. 

DIY Face Mask – No Sewing Machine Required

DIY Face Mask – No Sewing Machine Required

With the shortage of medical facemasks I wanted to see of I could make a diy face mask without using a sewing machine. The only time a needle and thread was used , was to secure the elastics to the mask.

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DIY Face Mask To Help Protect Against Covid 19 Virus

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR DIY FACE MASK:

  • 9 X 12 PIECE OF FABRIC
  • IRON ON ADHESIVE
  • NEEDLE & THREAD
  • ELASTIC BAND
  • PIECE OF FELT TO USE AS FILTER

I started with a piece of fabric that I had cut to 9 x 13 and folded each side over about an inch and ironed it flat with my steam iron. (Hence the drops of water on the fabric)

This was my first trial on making the diy face mask and I plan to try a couple of different methods. With this first one, I wanted people to be able to make their own mask without the need for a sewing machine or a lot of hand stitching.

I have used this iron on adhesive for several previous projects with great results, so thought it would be something really easy for those who do not know how to sew ( or like me , just aren’t very good at it! ) 

Measure and cut a piece of iron on fuse tape to fit under each fold and iron each side to fuse the fabric together. 

Next you will want to fold the fabric into 3 sections  with some overlap, much like a clutch or envelope.

You will want to iron so that you can see the creases. I also made a crease directly in the middle of the fabric.

Flip the fabric over and pinch to create pleats in the fabric. I created 3 pleats and ironed them to hold the pleats in place.

You will then want to flip it over and fold it back in to an envelope. Once you have it folded, take each end and secure with fuse tape. Tuck your elastic band into the crease and throw a couple of hand stitches in each end to secure the elastic. ( I had cut two 7.5 inch pieces of elastic but found the ear loops way too tight, so I would likely try 9 inches next time) 

I also tried doing one solid piece of elastic in the middle to secure behind the head but found the fit was not as secure.

The reason we folded it over in this fashion was to allow for a pocket to slip in either a piece of felt like I have used or any other material that you can use as a makeshift filter. While this is not as good as the medical masks you can purchase, it will offer some level of protection. 

As I previously mentioned, I will be attempting other versions of the mask and will be posting them so that others can make their own if they are unable to purchase masks.

I also just want to re-iterate how important it is for people to be practicing social distancing and self isolation in order to cut the exposure and growth of the virus.

I have some other posts that you may find helpful.

Places you can shop online for supplies ( many will have wait times and shipping is still an option at this point) and antibacterial/antiviral essential oils that includes a DIY Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer recipe.

Stay Safe & Be Kind.

How Has Your Life Changed Since The Start Of The Corona Virus Pandemic?

How Has Your Life Changed Since The Start Of The Corona Virus Pandemic?

How are YOU handling the covid – 19 pandemic?

 I stopped watching the news a few years ago as I felt it fed in to the fear and anxiety I had been suffering from. While some people may feel that I choose to keep my head in the sand, I simply choose to focus my energies elsewhere. My fear & anxiety is  almost non existent since I stopped watching the news and got off of all medications. I started self isolating before it became a requirement , I have been focused on getting back to nature and living life how it is meant to be lived.

I know that a lot of people are panicking about where to get essential supplies while they are self isolating with the virus and what can be done if they cannot get certain items to protect their health. People are wondering how to prevent the corona virus and how to care for their families while in lock down.

I have put together a list of online places to shop for needed supplies . Please share so that others may benefit from this information. *** I will be adding further updates to this page ***

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Get Your Pandemic Kit

You can buy many of the things you need online:

  • Medical Supplies
  • Paper Goods
  • Non Perishable Foods
  • Herbal Medicines
  • Protein
  • Emergency Supplies
  • Water Purification

Places To Buy Emergency Supplies Online While You Are Self Distancing.

  • Amazon – You get almost everything you need on Amazon , medical supplies, essential oils,  non perishable foods, paper goods and emergency supplies.
  • Etsy – You will find a ton of herbal products available on Etsy, Essential oils , herbal medicines, herbal teas and more.
  • 1-800-PREPARE.COM
  • Berkey Water Filters – gravity fed water filtration systems for removing lead, iron, manganese, sulfur, chlorine, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, fluoride and more from your well water, spring, river, pond water and municipal water supply.
  • Health Products For You  – Respirators, Nebulizers, Oxygen Cylinders, CPAP Supplies
  • Optics Planet – Outdoor Gear Store – Camping Gear, Backpacking Supplies like Flashlights, Waterproof Cases, & more
  • Herbs Pro – Suppliements, Groceries, Bone Broth, Protein, Herbals & more
  • Eastern Mountain Sports : Camping & Preparedness Supplies
berkey ceramic water filter for well water
wHERE TO BUY EMERGENCY SUPPLIES ONLINE

Don't Forget Your Pets When Stocking Up!

How To Ease Anxiety & Worry During Stressful Times

Rather than focus on the chaos, choose instead to ground yourself in nature and meditate to put yourself in to higher vibrational energy.   One thing that even medical professionals will tell you is that stress contributes to illness.

Take this time to learn more about natural health & wellness. Here are a few places that will help you shift your mindset from a place of worry & fear to one of calm, peace and faith.

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12 Of The Best Antibacterial & Antiviral Essential Oils

12 Of The Best Antibacterial & Antiviral Essential Oils

Cold & Flu season is here and rather than paying for expensive , chemical laden antibacterial sprays, why not make your very own disinfecting products with these 12 essential oils known for their antibacterial and antiviral properties.

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Make Your Own DIY Hand Sanitizer Gel With These Germ Busting Essential Oils

DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray Recipe

You can also add the essential oils directly to aloe gel or any natural lotion and have a squeezable or pumpable product.

While so many people are stocking up on clorox disinfectant wipes and leaving the shelves empty , take comfort knowing that you can still purchase the ingredients needed to make your own antiviral products at any health store or order from any reputable online company or Amazon. And if you are anything like me, then you already have many , if not all of these supplies already on hand. 

I have actually been sick less often since switching to natural methods for my health & wellness like essential oils.

These cold & flu busting essential oils can also be diffused ( just be careful around pets, infants and pregnant women. Always double check the pre-cautions on each essential oil) 

No Diffuser? No Problem! Just add the essential oils to some witch hazel and mist into the air.

Etsy has some amazing diffusers and essential oil diffusing jewelry.

Which is your favorite germ busting essential oil? Have a recipe you would like to share? Leave a comment below.

Fight Inflammation & Naturally Detox With Tea

Fight Inflammation & Naturally Detox With Tea

If you have been feeling tired and sluggish, your body aches and you suspect that your body is fighting inflammation, you can easily rectify that with natural detox tea.

Herbs provide much more than just flavor for food, they also provide major medicinal benefits and one of the most convenient ways to access the medicinal benefits is in herbal tea .

Not only do these natural detoxifiers help fight inflammation, you may experience several other benefits:

  • weight loss
  • decreased bloating
  • aides in alleviating anxiety
  • improved circulation
  • speedier healing
  • increased energy
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This post was sponsored by Royal Wellness Corner. All opinions are my own and based on my own personal experience.

Does Weight Loss Tea Work?

As I mentioned in the video, I did not lose any weight in the first 3 days, however I was feeling the effects of the detox and did experience considerably less bloating. I also forgot to mention that I also experienced a more relaxed, deeper sleep and was definitely not as tired as a had been.

I attribute this to the fact that one of the main ingredients is chamomile.  Some of the major benefits of chamomile tea, according to Medical News Today

The potential benefits of chamomile tea, for which there is the most evidence, include: Reducing menstrual pain. ... Treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar. ... Slowing or preventing osteoporosis. ... Reducing inflammation. ... Cancer treatment and prevention. ... Helping with sleep and relaxation. ... Treating cold symptoms.

Natural Detox Tea

I will be doing an additional 5 days and will be recording my measurements . Although I did not lose any weight according to my scale, I know I lost several inches on my stomach alone and did not feel as inflamed as I had been previous to beginning the detox tea. 

I cannot wait to try some of the other products they have listed on the site , for example the great selection of essential oils!

 

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