Your SHEro's Journey

Thoughts and inspiration to nourish your soul and support you on your own SHEro's Journey

Understanding Your Version of Being 'Normal'

Understanding Your Version of Being 'Normal'

From a very young age we've been told what we should do, and how we should behave.

There are certain expectations on what 'normal' behaviour should look like, especially for girls, and then women.

In our culture today, there's more pressure than ever that things should *look* a certain way, so much so, that the picture we paint of ourselves, and our lives, can often mask the reality of what's really going on for us.

How we're seen, or how we think we'll be judged, is given more importance, than understanding or sharing what's really going on for us, and we may be reluctant to share our true emotions.

This suppression, or even in some cases denial of emotions, can lead us to feel confused and overwhelmed.

People have often used terms such as 'emotional', or 'high-maintenance', or described women as being 'too much', as a way of silencing them, or disconnecting them from their own internal power.

Woman have forgotten their power lies in their cyclical way of being, and instead have tried to squeeze themselves in to a linear existence, and can wonder why they feel burnt out, anxious and unfulfilled.

Often if you try and talk to people about this, they can look at you as if you're crazy, but there is another way!

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The Importance of Reclaiming The Moon

The Importance of Reclaiming The Moon

Women have always been deeply connected to the earth, and to the wisdom of nature.

Through her menstrual cycle, she is connected to the cycles around her, such as, the seasons, the moon phases, the ebb and flow of the tides, and the cycle of life and death.

Once upon a time, this wisdom, this understanding of the mysteries of life, were passed down from woman to woman, from mother to daughter, but over the centuries things began to change.

These, once revered, cycles that were honoured as a circle, began to be seen as inferior to a line.

The circle that had no beginning, or no end, and no hierarchy, was replaced with the line that had a bottom and a top, and a superior and inferior position.

The mysteries and connection to the earth began to be rejected. Intuition, emotions, and healing were ridiculed.

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Make Your Own New Moon Bath Salts

Make Your Own New Moon Bath Salts

The New Moon is the Lowest energy of the Moon cycle.

It's often when we want to retreat from the world, and spend time by ourselves, although we may not always get what we want!

It's the perfect time to allow yourself to dream, and set your intentions for the coming month.

Here's a recipe I use to create bath salts that will cleanse your energy, making the space for your new new dreams and intentions to be drawn down.

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Essential Oils and The Moon Phases

Essential Oils and The Moon Phases

As we Journey through the moon cycle, you follow the Journey of Growth, descent and re-birth.

We've been following this journey, and aligning ourselves with the moon energies, so that we can support, grow and refine our manifestation intentions.

As we move through each stage of the Journey, we can use essential oils to connect at a deeper level with the energy available to us.

Here are the oils that I've chosen for each stage of the Journey they are best used in an oil burner or a diffuser. - PLEASE NOTE: I am not an aromatherapist and share this knowledge as my own experience.

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A Ritual For The New Moon - A time to get clear on your vision and set your intentions

A Ritual For The New Moon - A time to get clear on your vision and set your intentions

The New Moon Is The Perfect Time To Rest and tap into your intuition

During this time you can add power to your intentions to create and bring forth your vision by completing a simple ceremony/ritual.

Completing a ritual creates the feeling that something special is happening, it gives magical intention to your wishes. It gets the power of the universe behind creating your deepest desires and a little extra help never went amiss…

Here’s an outline of one I like to do.



You will need:

1 bowl, one suitable to hold water
A little sea or mineral salt
1 bowl, suitable to burn paper in (optional)
Sage for smudging, or suitable cleansing incense
A crystal of your choice
1 candle
A paper and pen

 

Step 1. Clear your energy

Imagine standing under a silver waterfall and allow all negative energies to be washed away.

Step 2. Create a sacred space

Find a quiet place to sit, declutter and clean, you might like to place crystals or other special items around you, or cleanse the room with some incense.

Step 3. Become present

Become fully present in your body.

Become aware of every part of your body.

Bring awareness to your breathing.


Step 4. Connect to the elements

Earth: Hold your chosen crystal
Fire: Light your candle – I have 2″ candles for this purpose
Air: Light your sage leaves or your incense
Water: Fill a small bowl with water and add some sea salt to it to represent the oceans


Step 5. State your desires

Write down your wishes and desires on a piece of paper.

When you have written them all down, pass the paper through the smudge or incense smoke to clear away any unseen blockages or obstacles. Continue to do this until the energy around your desires feel lighter.

Step 6. Release your desires to the universe

State your wishes and desires out loud for the universe to hear. Feel your desires in your body.

Breathe deep into your heart and declare “I am ready to receive. And it is so.”

Step 7. Let go

Next you can either burn your desires, bury them in the ground or sleep with them under your pillow – do whichever feel right for you.

Step 8. Assimilate

Sit in silence for a while and see if any inspiration comes. You may even want to journal around your thoughts.

Let your candle burn itself out.

 

If you'd like to learn more about about tapping into the energy of the moon and explore how she affects you, come and join our Magical Moon Musing Facebook group here >>

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A Ritual For the Full Moon - A time to release and let go, so you can make the space for the magic to happen

A Ritual For the Full Moon - A time to release and let go, so you can make the space for the magic to happen

The full moon is the perfect time to release what no longer serves you!

During this time you can add power to your intentions to release by completing a simple ceremony/ritual.

Completing a ritual creates the feeling that something special is happening, it gives magical intention to your wishes. It gets the power of the universe behind creating your deepest desires and a little extra help never went amiss…

Here’s an outline of one I like to do.

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Explore your energy with the cycle of the moon

Explore your energy with the cycle of the moon

I have Put Togther a free tool to help you tap into your own lunar energies.

The moon, is the closest astronomical body to Earth, and it has a profound effect on us and the earth we live on.

It represents the feminine, emotional, creative and nurturing aspects of our lives.

I've always been fascinated with the moon and her ability to influence us.

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