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Cleansing Rituals to End the Year and Prepare for the New .

We are ending this year with many new projects or ideas in the works. Perhaps we’ve even felt stuck or unsure which path to take, when, where or how to manifest these projects in the works. But dear ones trust in Divine timing and know Spirit and the Universe at large is trying to support you. This is a good time to sort out our vision and get clear on what we want and what goals we have. Get clear on 2 or 3 immediate goals. Write them down, make a small vision board. Rework the old vision board and move things around until a new form or expression emerges. It’s time to shake and move the energy so it can manifest more easily.

Each New Year feels like a new and fresh energetic start. The slate can be wiped clean if we wish. In preparation of the fresh energy ahead, I usually cleanse out the energy of my home and release the energy of the past year, especially what has stayed stagnant.  I let go of things I no longer need or have out grown and make space for new life and new energy to enter because my friends there will be new things coming, change of some sort and we must create space for that.  

I know change can be tough but it’s tougher if we fight what is because usually the energy forces its way into our lives drastically if we don’t allow it naturally to unfold, gently and lovingly.  There is a Divine Plan…trust that and the universe, She always has your back :). It’s a great time too to move furniture or decor or rearrange our rooms. Shake up that old energy and prepare and allow for new forms to emerge.

Here are some ways to prepare the energy in your home and close the energy of this year.

  • Clean out your closets.  Go through your clothes and remove all the ones you don’t wear.  Donate what you no longer need.  This goes for your pantry and linen closets as well.  Get rid of old food or spices you no longer use.

 

 

  • Go through your email and clean it up. Delete, delete, delete… what you no longer need!  I recently did this and unsubscribed to a truck load of sites as it was simply clogging up my email accounts.  It was so freeing.  I had 3000 emails, now I have fewer than 50.  I also created folders and categorized and filed emails that I need to hang on to.

 

  • I know, I know it’s kind of the last thing you want to do but cleanse out the old dirt of the year.  Vacuum, wash the floors and if you can allow a fresh breeze of air to flow through your home.  It’s winter here, snow, ice, freezing, but I still open the windows to allow the winter breeze to fly through and cleanse out what is there, even for a few brief moments.

 

  • Clean your entrance and doorway. Wipe the door, wash the floor, re-arrange furniture, put away the pile that gets stored at the entrance.   Sweep out the floor and old energy and allow new energy and prosperity to enter.  You’ll feel the effects instantly!!

 

  • Go through paper work that needs to be filed or thrown out. Get organized. Burn what you no longer need and feel the old releasing in the flames.

 

  • Clean out your purse and wallet. Make sure receipts are not filed in the place you store your money.  That is a no-no.  Do not place bills where money is suppose to flow.

 

  • Remove all your garbage and recycling from your home.  If you’re like us and live in the sticks make a trip to the dump and recycling depot.  If you live in town or city just try and place it outside or garage until it can be picked up but before the New Year.  I even dropped off an old and broken printer at an e- recycling station.  I’ve been meaning to do this for a year!
  • Smudge, light candles, burn some inscents or simply open a window. Change the feel of the air. Break up any old stuckness or resistance and allow joy and peace to flow freely in your home.

 

Clearing out the old is so refreshing may you enjoy the new space and energy that comes with releasing and cleansing out the old.  🙂

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Blessings,  joy and clear energy friends

Crystal

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4 Rebirth & Renewal Rituals for the Whole Family on this Holiday Weekend

easter rebirthHappy Easter or Passover to you all.  Whatever your celebrations on this day, may we enjoy connections with family and a conscious attention to the celebration of rebirth and renewal.  Particularly after last night’s full moon and the lunar eclipse that led us to endings and releasing, today feels like a good time to honor and celebrate renewal, rebirth and new life.

Many of us will be celebrating with luscious lunches or dinners with family and friends today.  And in the spirit of us can we invite them into a rebirth/renewal ritual?  Give it whirl, even if you end up being the fun, quirky, wonderfully weird family member.  Why not own it, right?!

Rebirth and New Beginning Rituals for the Whole Family :

1)  Egg Decorating – This one is old school.  Do you remember doing this as kids?  It’s fun, it’s colorful and it’s symbolic.  Eggs are about fertilization, rebirth, renewal of life.  We can also write our new beginning intentions and wishes on the eggs and share them as a family.

2)  A Drink of Renewal & Rebirth -Make a large jug of Spring Renewal water.   Find a nice jug, fill it with sparkling or spring water and add lemons, cucumbers, even drinkable essential oils. Maybe add in some mint leaves or what ever you wish. Perhaps it’s simply some sparkling water with lemons.  It doesn’t need to be elaborate, just water floats your boat.  Rub your hands together and send in the love and warmth of all of life, family, love and friendships invoking some magic into the water.  Have each member of your family fill a small amount of water in a glass and go around the table sharing our wishes and goals for this time of rebirth and renewal.  At the end, cheers and drink the Sacred Water.

3)  Something New Game –  Have each family member write on a piece of paper something new they’d like to try or do during this spring season.  Put the papers in a hat and read aloud. You can guess who said what or simply enjoy the intentions shared.

4)  Rebirth & Renewal Scavenger Hunt.  For today, even it is simply your own day of reflection, renewal and gratitude, take a minute to enjoy the magic.  Think of how the yellow grass, lying dormant all winter survived to be reborn again.   Soak in the sun as it hits the sleeping trees who will sprout new buds, new leaves, new life, even after being hit with winds and snow well below the freezing mark for months. Life rises again and again, in many ways death is just an ending of cycle so a new one can be born again.  There is continual change, fluctuations of forms, and new ways of life and resurrection occurring at all times. Life and death are dancing their sacred dance of renewal, rebirth and new life everywhere.  Where can you see? Take some pictures, make a challenge out of it with your family.  How many places can they see new life, rebirth and renewal happening?  Make it a challenge, a hunt for the Sacred Dance.  Gather and share your pics.  Who found the most?

Happy Easter, Passover and Day of Enjoying the Magic of Renewal and Rebirth.

Blessings to all!

Xo

Crystal Tardiff Chagnon

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3 Invigorating Equinox Rituals – Indulge in the Energies.

Happy Spring Equinox !!equinox image

The last couple of weeks things have been a shit show with stuff haven’t they? However, even though we went through the valley of the shadow of death, we came out okay in the end didn’t we…didn’t we??!! 😉

This change of season feels somewhat energetically intense yet the shift feels like it will be gentle.  

It’s time to make a change, start that new beginning, dare to dream big.  Take the leap of faith and walk upon an unknown or new path.  Maybe there will be a new baby with this new moon, a new job, a new opportunity or new person in your life.  Something new is on the horizon, fresh out of the gates.

So, enjoy the spring equinox, the change into a new cycle, a new forward movement and ending of the last cycle.  This is the time baby, get out there, try something…do something different…take a risk!  Apply for that new job, ask someone out on a date, start a project or goal you’ve been putting off.  Get out there and DO IT! The time is now.

I pulled a card for this time yesterday and it is bang on Divine.  It’s the Destiny or card or in traditional decks the Wheel of Fortune card.   “Good luck and good fortune are now in your favor.  A cycle of change, success, and growth is imminent.” (It says from the Psychic Tarot Deck by John Holland).  Can I get a “hell yeah”?!  Hell yeah!!

“Believe in destiny as you learn to let go of old issues.”   If you have done your work, sorted through the stuff, good luck, good energy, new opportunities will find you and knock on your door.  All you have to do is be open enough to receive them.  Believe you are worthy, know that destiny is at play here and your soul path is being revealed.  Let the light shine brightly on the path ahead, see it and start walking on it…it is finally time!!  Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Some New Moon & Equinox Ritual Ideas:  Movement is key this month.spring2

  • In many yoga circles they welcome the seasonal shifts with 108 sun salutations. Now that’s a lot and perhaps we can’t do that many but if you enjoy yoga, perhaps do a sun salutation facing all directions.   Start in the South and make your way West, North and then finally East.   As we are in a Solar eclipse that usually heralds, new beginnings and abrupt changes, let’s honor the sun with this sun salutation sequence.yoga sequence
  • Take a sun walk. (okay I totally made this term up but…roll with me).  Take a stroll outside in the evening in walk in a giant circle, honoring and reflecting on the seasons of change and the transit of the sun.  Be sure to walk in a clock wise direction and if you can, start in the south direction.  Maybe walk around a track or even a trail or around your house.  If you’re up for it, do four laps or circles to honor all directions.  As you walk reflect on changes, new beginnings and dedicate yourself to Earth Mother for spring and Grandmother Moon.  Imagine conversing with their energies like they were Sacred Beings as you walk.  What do they have to offer you during this cycle of change.
  • Last but not least…DANCE! I love this one song called Janjara by James Asher.  Let your feet be drums on the Earth and dance in a circular manner.  Again swirl in a clock wise direction and just let your soul move your body.  This is a new moon and new cycle dance, an honoring of the seasonal and lunar shifts.  Allow it to flow out naturally, close your eyes and simply move how your body wants.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bafvarg08lM

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