What is your relationship to self-care? Do you do it? What if your commitment to it were the reflection of your relationship to your very Self? I’ll be the first to admit, it’s the first thing to go when life gets busy and yet I know it should be the thing on top of my to do list instead.
What if we removed the words, “self-care” and focused on re-calibrating our energy and souls instead? Hear me out for a second….Think about how many ways you are in service to the world. You are in service and dedication to your children, your marriage, your friends, your fam, your community at large.
If you do not re-calibrate your energy tanks, you will no longer be able to in service to others and the world. Your energy stores need you to restore the tanks to keep your dedication and abilities to serve love in the world going.
When we aren’t committing to the re-calibration of our energy, several things happen…
We may notice we get more cold, sickness, freak accidents, life annoyances (trains, car trouble) or injuries. Or we may be less patient, more short tempered, exhausted, overwhelmed, sad, depressed, even anxious. These are all symbolic to the imbalance between the energy we offer out and the energy we take in or have within. We must recalibrate our energy, our souls, our bodies, and our hearts.
I’m finishing up my Masters in Mind-Body therapy and have found over and over again that illness is often a result of exactly these imbalances. We get small warnings, wake-up calls, a cold, a sprained ankle, a broken down car….as warnings and attempts from Spirit/ The Universe to slow you down and restore your balance between doing and being once again. Eventually, the body cannot hold the energetic blockages of imbalance and it shows up somewhere as dis-ease or infection as an attempt to release and break free from blocked, stuck energy.
So I invite you, to see how important it is to recalibrate your energy stores through taking time fore you. Your needs each week might change…one week it may be a run, the next a nap, the week after you might need to paint. Whatever it is, I invite you to adopt Kate Northrup’s mantra of “Body first, Business second” and see just how much life changes for the better. See how much energy you will suddenly have with this adjustment.
If you want to keep being of service to the Divine by sharing your love and energy with the people and world around you, embrace that you must be on that list to sustain your purpose…to give and share love. It starts first with yourself. Love is energy, and the tank has got to be full for the large offerings you give to the people around you. Let that energy well stay full so the offerings are that much fuller.
Soul food for thought 🙂
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Happy New Moon my friends!! Wow this moon cycle feels like it may be a doozy. Mars goes retrograde and we are in the fire sign of Leo. Things are on fire, they are burning away, disintegrating the old bits that no longer belong. Embrace the fire, the burning away and allow the cleansing and purification to occur. This is one powerful moon cycle!
On this moon, as I write this I am sick!! My nose is so stuffed up, and yes I got COVID tested even though our numbers are low here in Manitoba. Deep down, I don’t feel COVID, I feel its’ finally the breakthrough, and break-up for some stuck energy I have held in my ears and my neck/ throat chakra.
I know it was congestion, energetic congestion, blockages between my head and hearing my heart. My body has been real loud with messages, emotional nudges, and spiritual guidance. And the difference is, I have been making space to hear my body. I have been making space of Spirit to communicate to me through the wisdom of my body…my aches/infections and even my emotions.
I have been working on my throat chakra this year and this feels like a real energetic and powerful cleanse of my system, of my neck area and throat chakra. I have more peace in using my voice, there’s less fear, less resistance…more excitement, more fun, more trust and more NEED! I invite you to an inner healing journey with me to clear the muck, the rubble, the energetic blocks from our own greatness and wellness.
NEW MOON INNER HEALING JOURNEY
Take a moment and breathe. Take another deep breath and then another. Here we are on this fiery new moon. Close your eyes and just feel your body. Let your awareness travel down your body and starting from the top of your head, all the way down your face and your neck, paying attention to your shoulders, chest and stomach. Just notice any areas of tension, tightness or discomfort. Keep going all the way down your hips, your pelvis, your knees and down to your feet.
Bring your attention to any area of tension that called to you. Just notice the sensations. What would the congestion and blockage look like if it were an image or object…?? Just notice that image and take a mental note. Now I want you to imagine that you are standing in front of a magical, blue colored fire. You can smell sage and sweet grass burning in the air. You can feel the summer breeze blow through your hair as you feel the heat and power of this healing fire! This is a healing portal, a place where you can burn off resistance and blocks that are lingering in your aura. Pay special attention to that place of resistance you noticed in your body and step into this magical fire. Notice how it doesn’t burn you but only all pieces that are not really of you. Let it burn away the rocky formation of fear. Let it burn away doubt and residual hurt. Let the fire burn away the heavy energy and feel your aura become lighter as the heavy, congested, stuck parts fall off and disintegrate into ashes and fall into the healing flames.
When you feel ready step out of the fire and out towards the two ancient, healing and loving grandmothers on each side of a special blanket on the ground. Lay down on the blanket and let the wise and loving grandmothers, sweep away any ashes and debris. Let them wash you and soothe you in cedar and sage infused waters sweeping you with leafy branches and cleansing your energy. Let them patch up and apply some healing salve on those areas where the gunk fell off. Let them soothe the energetic holes and repair it with their healing touch and wisdom. Let them bless your heart and remind you how amazing the Universe and Creation really is. Feel the love offered from them to you and let it ooze into all parts of your body. You may even feel tearful because it is so powerful.
If you have a question for these grandmothers, ask them and let them offer you a powerful and healing response. As they finish cleansing your energy field, you rise and gift them with an item. You leave it on the blanket for them and bow in gratitude.
As you get up, you see a trail and walk towards the dark moon in the sky…until you are ready to return to the here and now gently, peacefully and comfortably. Gently move your fingers, hands and feet and journal about your healing journey.
And so it is my friends
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It’s there…rubbing the edges of my soul. Irritating something within me so Spirit gets my attention. I’ve come across a discord, a spot and area in my life that feels prickly and slightly uncomfortable . My work is going to shift soon, I can feel it. I’m not sure into what or where but there’s something. Change is on the horizon because something is feeling really off. Something isn’t feeling right. This is a message. This is a sign post. This is Truth coming in and singing her song.
So I sit and invite the Friction and discord to sit beside me. I give friction an offering, and bow in gratitude and a small stone for sitting with me and gifting me with the energy of irritation so that action, movement, transformation and change can take place. I ask Friction and discord to guide me and share with me the why of their presence so I may hear the call inward.
“Your vibration has changed, and it no longer fits here,” she says. “It’s like trying to put together puzzle pieces that will never fit together. You are no longer the same person when you started and it no longer fits. You no longer need the energy this offered. It’s given its gift. What a blessing, what a gift.”
So I ask you friction, what now? What do I do?
“Trust… continue to be guided. Let your body and soul lead you.”
“Ask for signs and follow the arrows that show up. Put forth some questions, put forth some ideas and see where the chips fall. Trust in the message we have shown you. Thank you for listening .”
So as I navigate and understand the gift of friction in my life… I also harness the grounding energy of inner knowing and inner trust. I embody and repeat the mantra of…I choose peace and calm. I choose trust and faith. I choose to surrender into the flow and magic of life. I choose deep faith and inner knowing that I am being led and guided. Allow the discomfort to be triumphant. Embrace the message .
How do you experience friction in your life ? Can you invite it to sit with you and see where she takes you? What gift and message is she telling you on behalf of your spirit? What know does she have that your soul is seeing to speak? What does the Universe want you to know?
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Hello my friends!!
I wanted to take a moment to talk about our natural state, our original, wild and feminine soul… our original natures. When we are aligned in mind, body, heart and soul we can feel that! We feel calm and centered, yet vibrant and alive. We are curious, courageous…grounded and yet expansive. We feel full and fulfilled. At our soul roots we are confident, brave and trusting in ourselves and the Universe at large. That is who we really are! Then…life happens and we get wounded. Life and trauma, loss, grief, hurt, betrayal, rejection, humiliation, and abandonment spin us into alter personas and selves. We don’t know how to handle the hurt so we adopt masks that gift us with a temporary band-aid. We become what is supported, what is celebrated, what is stroked with love and acceptance and often…what is not us in our truest natures.
For me I became a perfectionist. I had to be the the best everything for me to feel good enough. If I wasn’t, I’d fall into a giant pit of despair and even panic because I thought it would make unloveable. I equated my external success with my worth. I often didn’t feel seen and so I tried to get accolades by excelling as a athlete, being a top student, working, being thin… I depended on the external validation like a drug I desperately needed to feel good enough because I did not believe it in my own heart and soul. I didn’t feel like enough. I didn’t feel worthy.
What I didn’t know then was that I had lost connection to my original, wild and sacred feminine nature. I lived in a world that did not talk about keeping connection to my heart, to my body or my feminine soul. I didn’t learn about the Sacred Feminine and they holiness of my sacred body. I lived in a culture that celebrated success at the cost of it all, even abandonment and betrayal of my own body for the external win. I didn’t know how to verbalize the act of having to abandon my own feminine self just so I could “fit in” and be celebrated as successful or what I thought as worthy. I didn’t know the words to express my craving to learn the ways of the Sacred feminine – learning how to be in and experience my soul guiding body, listening to my intelligent emotions as messengers or how to connect to the Divine from an embodied experience. Eventually a developed an eating disorder that unconsciously expressed this all. The ED was a metaphor, an unconscious expression of my starving, caged, wild, and feminine soul crying out for release from the inner cage.
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Happy New Moon my friends. This is the second new moon in the Cancer Zodiac sign. And boy, it sure is an interesting energy. This moon I feel a bit cranky and maybe you do too. Our relationships are and emotional “stuff” connected to relationships are still circling around this Cancer moon, the second time around. I have several relationships lately that are strained, my old ways of existing in them are no longer working for me and so they are in chaos and upheaval, conflict and even discord. And I’m pissy about it.
I too have been contemplating life a lot (haven’t we all with this Covid reality) and I’m just really truly on the cusp of brand new life existence or at least wanting a new form of doing life. I feel like shooting a magic, glitter cannon into all parts of my life…my parenting, my work, my marriage (especially) and my social life. I want to savour it all far more, I want to restructure it all in new ways and new forms, and new priorities that feel soul nourishing, that feel alive, the make it all joyful and fulfilling. I’ve aimed the cannon…ready to shoot it at my life but I’m still playing with the reality of how these changes will take shape! I have no idea what new forms are lurking around, stalking my psyche, waiting to be expressed… but it feels radical and exciting. I really want to blow the old ways up and enjoy life for what it is…in the moment and stop living in ways that I feel I have outgrown or no longer support my heart and soul needs. We are truly in an awakening.
It’s the simple things on this new moon we can do to tend to our emotional bodies and emoting souls. This simplicity is radically changing and soul expanding if we allow it. It’s going for more walks just to call in the nature, and the calm, and the peace into our souls. It’s leaving the dishes to go play outside with the kids. It’s looking at the clouds in wonder and seeing a message from our loved ones. It’s regularly pausing and feeling the energy of you life, your home and your work. Literally stop, close your eyes and feel the energy in the space you are now. What does it feel like? What does it need? What can you do? I smudged my whole house today because the energy, the stagnation, the old vibration needs to be shaken up and shaken loose. Broken up into new particles…this is the awakening of new energy. This is the awakening of new life.
NEW MOON CONTEMPLATION/JOURNALING
So I ask you to contemplate as we point our magical, glitter cannons to our lives and explore…what areas of my life that are needing peace..and why might that be? What can I do or what actions do I need to take to invoke that peace? What would magic and love, and life tell me about this scenario?
This goes for our relationships too. Why aren’t they peaceful? For me I have a lot of anger in some of my relationships and as much as I want to point the finger and blame those who have hurt me, I keep coming to the root of the anger…I’m mad at myself for tolerating it for so long. I’m mad at myself for staying in friendships/relationships that were anything but uplifting or equal, or simply exist in energies of taking and NON-reciprocal giving.
How can you radically change some of your relationships?
And so it is…
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I’ve been exploring my experience with allowing my desires lately and my beliefs around fulfilling my desires. When I really let the word sink into my body and feel it, it becomes a sensual tingling, an arousing energy, an elevating vibration. I’ve come to realize how often I deny my desires or wishes for things. I fill up my online shopping cart only to close the webpage down without placing an order. We’ve been taught that fulfilling our desires is selfish, especially as a mom. I choose to deny what I want and don’t allow the energy of something fun or uplifting towards me. I’ve “sacrificed” my way out of my desires. I’ve closed off the experience of enjoying things, clothes, luxuries… in the name of my kids sometimes or a deep rooted guilt if I’m honest. I’ve equated luxury with egotism or lack of consciousness. I know things don’t make you happy per say, we cannot look to external objects or people to make us feel fulfilled. But what about enjoying this human experience!!?? I’ve denied myself gifts and offerings out of a false sense of being noble or helpful. I’ve shut down my desire and with it some of my physical, sensual enjoyment of human living. I am worthy and deserving of everything I desire, am I not? I mean… why not? My first thought comes to the belief that someone may need it more than me…so I’ll step aside and sacrifice my desires cause I’m content with “ok.”. Barf!! 🤮 it’s funny how making the unconscious – conscious can reveal our conditioned martyr responses as women, that somehow being a women or mother is equated with sacrifice. But I see now that fulfilling my desires, my wants , my wishes, even the physical joys of new clothes and non-important things just purely for desire…elevates my joy. It stokes my “I’m deserving and worthy” fires by offering myself non-essential but joyous, fun gifts. It’s vibrationally elevating and part of human living. It’s part of self loving to experience the physical ness of human life. Sunday food for thought . Why not live with the sensual, joyous experiences of desire in your life ? Invite it in and trust your desire!
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WANT RADIANT SKIN, HEART, BODY, MIND & SOUL? Every Sunday I’m going to start putting out a weekly theme/mantra for the week. This include RADIANT suggestions such as meditations, journal prompts, short workouts, recipes, and of course a weekly holistic and all natural Neora product so you can look great, feel great and live great! It’s meant to be nice and simple so each week you use the same meditation, prompts, workout to keep it simple and doable.
I’m headed back to work this week after over a year off on maternity leave so preparation is key for my success. I use Sundays for preparation for the week ahead. Want to join me? Add your email here if you’d like weekly dose of RADIANCE sent right to your INBOX. Each week will feature a RADIANCE GUIDE for mind, body, heart, soul and skin. How luscious, right?! I’m all about simple to keep it doable. HERE’S THE DEAL, WE WAKE UP EARLY MONDAY-FRIDAY AND TEND TO OUR RADIANCE WITH MEDIATIONS, SHORT JOURNALING AND WORKOUT. WE START THE DAY WITH RADIANCE SO RADIANCE AND JOY LINGER TIL THE END OF THE DAY! YOU IN???
“I LOVE AND HONOUR MYSELF WITH FOCUS AND PREPARATION FOR MY SUCCESS.”
Repeat daily and often.
I can focus myself by….
My week will be gentle and flowing because I will…
3 moments of today (or yesterday) that I’m grateful are…
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I hope you have a fantastic, focused, prepared week so your success is inevitable !
Happy full moon and eclipse!! Holy smokes…the energy is very intense at this time. This month and moon are resurrecting the memories of old wounds, even new layers, new depths of learning that these self-growth (wounds) portals offer. It has dropped me to my knees several times this month. I have had to spend a full day just allowing the sobs to come as the emotions stopped me in my tracks with can’t breathe style anxiety until I let the release and the tears happen. I didn’t even know what I was feeling or why until I got still and let it reveal itself to me.
Our inner child, our inner little girls have been summoned during this time to offer us a chance to dive deeper in our healing. They need to express, they need a portal to voice and release old stuff that has chained our throat chakras shut. The need to move the energy out of our bodies and into the ethers to be transformed. Our bodies need this of us as well.
In the intensity I invite you to find the Sacred, the Love, the union of you and your inner child. This is a time of holding her, of holding your heart, of offering healing energy to oneself and to her. It’s a time of sitting with her beside the lake or ocean or even a fire and talking to her. What does she need from you? Imagine your inner child. What age is she? What occurred around that time? What can you offer her that she didn’t receive then.
For me, my inner child has been needing to VOICE, to EXPRESS, to UNLOAD another layer of deep emotions she still held inside. I have this deep push, this inner guidance, this nudging to SHRIEK and scream my anger out. She needs the outlet. And not just once, almost every time I drive I scream as loud as I can. I think of her and call it out, I shriek sometimes low pitched and rugged rage, other times it’s more high pitched and tearful howls. Whatever form it needs, it comes. Slowly and surely the tension and energetic knots in my throat loosen. I still have a lot of releasing and expressing to do,
2. Grab a large piece of paper. Connect to that Inner Child within and explore what emotions are lingering there. Create some Graffiti on the page with words, scribbles, colors, images, symbols etc. that help your inner child release their long held pain within. Use your non dominant hand for tapping into the inner child even more. Just go with what comes.
3. Dance with your inner child by placing both hands on your heart. Close your eyes and hold your heart, and your innocence, your inner child and dance, a slow, gentle dance. Let yourself and inner child sway together, holding each other in unity. Here’s a great song to use. Or this one here too.
This full moon…this month…this time in history is where your life will change. You are releasing these deep old lingering beliefs and inviting in the energy of life and love. You are going to create a new life, a new way of being and living and world with the healing you are doing. It is very intense and yet profoundly powerful. We need to do this shadow work to shine brighter.
I honour you and your contribution to changing our world by doing your healing. I profoundly honour you and raise my prayer hands to you and your inner child. And it is so.
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A few years ago, my husband bought me a beautiful black, intricately beaded pair of Manitoba Mukluks for my birthday. At the time I was was having some health issues and off of work so our income was lower than usual. When I unwrapped them, I immediately got a sick feeling in my stomach. How could he buy me these? Didn’t he know how much they cost? How can I return them without offending him?
I had an unconscious belief that I should only give, not receive especially since I wasn’t making much money at the time. I did not allow myself to receive beauty, love or abundance because unconsciously I didn’t think I deserved it. I did not have a relationship with receiving, I had cut it off. Without knowing it, I didn’t feel worthy. I didn’t equate myself on the same level as others in my family. I thought they should receive and take first, that they should get as much as they could and I would take whatever was leftover or even none at all, so they could be happy. (Hello martyr syndrome!) I placed myself on the bottom of the totem pole and walked around in my everyday life unconsciously believing that I was not as important or as valuable than everyone else. I could survive with less. (scarcity mind set)
Do you know what the Universe sends your way when you don’t allow yourself to receive…when your mantra is “I will take what’s leftover”? Nada! Nothing! Zippo! Why would the Universe conspire to send you abundance, gifts, great opportunities if She knows you won’t allow yourself to receive them. She wouldn’t waste Her time because you can’t even give it to yourself. I couldn’t let myself go out to eat without huge amounts of guilt and anxiety. I didn’t feel like I could let myself have joy or treat myself because deep down it would bust up my unconscious belief plan. “I deserve less” does not lend itself to a very joyful life. My world kept shrinking as I chose to receive less and less and my vibration and energy diminished itself right into depression, sadness and low energy.
Do you know what my husband says when I get him a nice gift (which is every time I get him a gift!)…he says THANK-YOU and receives it with joy! He does not place himself below the rest of us, he is an equal, he deserves great things, he is worthy of receiving love.
Let’s take this a bit farther. How often do you gift yourself with luxury or with things that excite you or would make you feel great? How often to send the current of giving to yourself? What does it feel like to imagine receiving great things…from yourself?! What feelings come up? What thoughts do you notice when you focus on spending extra on you just like you would for others? Is it welcoming or do you push the current away?
I busted up my lingering “I deserve less” beliefs by gifting myself with high quality, all-natural skin-care products as an experiment, an act of self-love and self-giving. I have never given myself very much or if I have it’s often low quality (like the bare minimum) and not very often. Quite recently my husband pointed out that I was wearing the same bra from when we started dating…9 years ago! Gulp! 🤦🏻♀️I still have some work to do!
As part of my continue experiment, I have allowed myself to nurture and gift myself (and my skin) so I can feel great, as an act of self-love, as a rebellious act to my old belief system by expressing and showing myself and the Universe that I deserve great things! I deserve luxurious things! I deserve to treat myself. I deserve way more than I usually give to myself. So I use my amazing Neora Skin-Care and Wellness Products with these very conscious and new beliefs in mind and awareness and I tell you this small act of self-nurturance and love translates into all parts of my life. I think about how I can increase my receptivity and abundance into more and more areas of my life. I think about how I can give to myself more with my time, my own energy, my own focus. I think about how I can take the time to sit and read a book and not worry about being everywhere for everyone else at all times. My new beliefs are starting to radiate everywhere! It raises my vibration! It has expanded my energy. And it started my sending the giving current to myself and being willing to RECEIVE it. And the Universe is now sending me more and more abundance each month, new opportunities and even new circles of like minded friends. It’s amazing, my relationship and love I offer myself because of the belief that I deserve and am worthy of a great life…is reflected in my everyday life. The Universe is simply mirroring and offering the energy and vibration I give myself ! Supernatural hey 😀
Please comment and share your experiences and relationship to RECEIVING below and what new ways you will expand your openness and readiness to receive because you are worth it! You deserve great things in your life and for yourself simply to make you feel good or excited or joyful! Yes you do!! And it is so.