Friday, September 23, 2016

Chakra 4 - Heart Chakra


Heart Chakra | 4th Chakra | Anahata


Chakra 4 or your Heart Chakra is all about love. Not just love and forgiveness of others but self love, self forgiveness. This chakra is located in the heart region. The colour for chakra 4 is green.

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My favourite ways to connect with my heart chakra and really amp up the self love are:


* making daily gratitude lists

* surrounding myself with green and starting to notice it everywhere I go

* concentrating on my heart and imagining breathing green light into it

* practicing love, forgiveness, compassion, and small acts of paying it forward

* practicing letting go of old hurts

* eat or juice green foods such as spinach, kale, broccoli, kiwi, green apples & grapes, limes, pear, asparagus, green beans & peas, cucumber, green capsicum, and celery.

* really connect with my heart. Try to think about this area as I do day to day activities. Including my arms and hands. This is also a great tip for mindfulness.

* As I mentioned in my previous posts on chakra onetwo, and three, I love to wear an organic essential perfume oil that resonates with each chakra. I personally use Lemon Canary's chakra range of perfume oils. They smell exquisite and come with matching stones which I like to meditate with and are packaged so beautifully. They also have a chakra candle range and a chakra mist range. All organic. Jasmin infuses them all with Reiki too. For chakra four think notes of ylang ylang, sweet orange, lime, geranium, patchouli, rosemary, rose otto, and lavender.

image: Looking Glass

When I think about my heart chakra I think about how much it's been cracked wide open since having  my little one. He really has been the catalyst for me going within and wanting to face my shadow and fears and release them to the light. Be the best mama I possibly can for him. My maternity photo above was done in Maui with Dahlia Couture Glamour who are also the gorgeous team behind Tamiz Photography. (I've just added some green light to this particular photo for my heart chakra post)



After a yoga pose to support your heart chakra? Camel Pose is perfect for opening the heart centre.


You can find more on yoga poses to support each chakra here


For a much more in-depth course on your chakras and learning how to cleanse and balance them along with becoming more intuitive, soul aligned, and mindful, and also learning to work with the white light, I highly recommend Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic. Enrolment is NOW OPEN!! There is an earlybird price for those enrolling by September 30th. Click here for the earlybird discount. SoMM only opens its doors once a year so if learning from one of the worlds top medical intuitives, spiritual change agents, and modern day mystics, is calling you, then please take advantage of the earlybird price or you may just have to wait until this time next year.

You can read more about how the course has radically changed my life here. I'll leave you with a video of Belinda answering all of your questions about level 1 in School of the Modern Mystic. Please note, this video was from last year (2015 intake) so you actually have until September 30th to enrol at the earlybird price and then until October 5th before enrolment completely closes for 2016. 





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Note: I am not an affiliate for Lemon Canary but just personally love her chakra range of oils and have found them to be a wonderful support for my daily chakra work. I am however an ambassador for Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic. It has radically changed my energy, changed my life, and I am a huge advocate for how daily chakra cleansing, daily white light work, and practising mindfulness can radically raise your vibe and change your life.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chakra 3 - Solar Plexus



Solar Plexus Chakra | 3rd Chakra | Manipura


Chakra 3 or your Solar Plexus Chakra is all about stepping into your power. Being truly confident in yourself and having boundaries. In other words, not getting drawn into other people's problems. This can be a huge issue for us empaths. This chakra is located in the stomach region, just below the sternum / rib cage. The colour for chakra 3 is yellow.

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My favourite ways to connect with my solar plexus chakra and really step into my power are:


* saying no to things I know are not right for me or I really don't have time for without apologising for it

* surrounding myself with yellow and starting to notice it everywhere I go

* concentrating on my solar plexus and breathing into it whenever someone's energy is too much for me (hello toddler meltdowns!)

* speaking my truth, my opinions in a peaceful manner

* eat or juice yellow foods such as bananas, pineapples, lemons, corn, yellow curries, yellow lentils, yellow capsicum.

* really connect with my solar plexus. Try to think about this area as I do day to day activities. This is also a great tip for mindfulness.

* As I mentioned in my previous posts on chakra one and two, I love to wear an organic essential perfume oil that resonates with each chakra. I personally use Lemon Canary's chakra range of perfume oils. They smell exquisite and come with matching stones which I like to meditate with and are packaged so beautifully. They also have a chakra candle range and a chakra mist range. All organic. Jasmin infuses them all with Reiki too. For chakra three think notes of ylang ylang, juniper, roman chamomile, peppermint, sandalwood, rose, grapefruit and ginger.





Above you can see how happy I am with my Lemon Canary organic oil chakra 3 perfume. This baby helped pull me through a particularly wild toddler meltdown in a very public place. Hence the reason I'm kissing it ;-)



After a yoga pose to support your solar plexus chakra? Boat Pose is perfect for stimulating the solar plexus area. 


You can find more on yoga poses to support each chakra here


For a much more in-depth course on your chakras and learning how to cleanse and balance them along with becoming more intuitive, soul aligned, and mindful, and also learning to work with the white light, I highly recommend Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic. Enrolment is opening up next week and there is only one intake per year for this course. You can read more about how it has radically changed my life here. In the lead-up to next week's annual opening of her School of the Modern Mystic, Belinda is releasing free training videos covering the following:

* a basic understanding of our energy anatomy / chakras

* trusting your intuition 

* creating health, wealth, and beauty 

* how your chakras relate to your soul purpose and why a clean energy field helps you live your purpose more easily and effortlessly.







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Note: I am not an affiliate for Lemon Canary but just personally love her chakra range of oils and have found them to be a wonderful support for my daily chakra work. I am however an ambassador for Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic. It has radically changed my energy, changed my life, and I am a huge advocate for how daily chakra cleansing, daily white light work, and practising mindfulness can radically raise your vibe and change your life.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chakra 2 - Sacral Chakra


Sacral Chakra | 2nd Chakra | Svadhishthana


Chakra 2 or your Sacral Chakra is all about being creative, joyful, and really delighting in the present moment. It's also about being sexually fulfilled. This chakra is located just below the navel. The colour for chakra 2 is orange.

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My favourite ways to connect with my sacral chakra and stay playful and creative are:


* sit quietly with a golden latte (think turmeric and ginger and a gorgeous golden colour) and be as present as possible. Feel the warmth of the cup in my hands, the taste of every delicious sip on my tongue, breathe in my latte's aroma, just be present and delight in each sip.

* surround myself with orange and start to notice it everywhere I go

* visit somewhere visually beautiful like an art gallery which is also sure to get the creative juices flowing.

* watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset

* obviously love making is great for chakra 2 but also other forms of physical touch like getting a massage or hugging

* eat or juice orange foods such as pumpkin, oranges, carrots, peaches, mangoes, apricots, sweet potato, rockmelon, tangerines.

* really connect with my lower abdomen. Try to think about this area as I do day to day activities. This is also great for mindfulness.

* As I mentioned in my previous post on chakra one, I love to wear an organic essential perfume oil that resonates with each chakra. I personally use Lemon Canary's chakra range of perfume oils. They're exquisite and come with matching stones which I like to meditate with. They also have a chakra candle range and a chakra mist range. All organic. Jasmin infuses them all with Reiki too. For chakra two think notes of sandalwood, clary sage, citrus, patchouli, and jasmine.

 


My golden latte. (Although not looking quite so golden in this pic. I swear it actually looks lovely and golden with the turmeric). I get my golden latte recipe from Jessica Cox.


Above are my Lemon Canary organic oil chakra perfumes. Also a gorgeous natural lip balm from Summer Salt Body and my favourite Samantha Wills mood ring.

After a yoga pose to support your sacral chakra? Bound Angle Pose is a great hip opener. 


You can find more on yoga poses to support each chakra here


For a much more in-depth course on your chakras and learning how to cleanse and balance them along with becoming more intuitive, soul aligned, and mindful, and also learning to work with the white light, I highly recommend Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic. Enrolment is opening up in just a couple of weeks and there is only one intake per year for this course. You can read more about how it has radically changed my life here.

Today I'll leave you with this interview of Belinda with Kari Samuels all about staying grounded in your lower chakras and why we live in a society of starved sacral chakras. Click here to listen.



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Chakra 2 - Sacral Chakra


Sacral Chakra | 2nd Chakra | Svadhishthana


Chakra 2 or your Sacral Chakra is all about being creative, joyful, and really delighting in the present moment. It's also about being sexually fulfilled. This chakra is located just below the navel. The colour for chakra 2 is orange.

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My favourite ways to connect with my sacral chakra and stay playful and creative are:


* sit quietly with a golden latte (think turmeric and ginger and a gorgeous golden colour) and be as present as possible. Feel the warmth of the cup in my hands, the taste of every delicious sip on my tongue, breathe in my latte's aroma, just be present and delight in each sip.

* surround myself with orange and start to notice it everywhere I go

* visit somewhere visually beautiful like an art gallery which is also sure to get the creative juices flowing.

* watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset

* obviously love making is great for chakra 2 but also other forms of physical touch like getting a massage or hugging

* eat or juice orange foods such as pumpkin, oranges, carrots, peaches, mangoes, apricots, sweet potato, rockmelon, tangerines.

* really connect with my lower abdomen. Try to think about this area as I do day to day activities. This is also great for mindfulness.

* As I mentioned in my previous post on chakra one, I love to wear an organic essential perfume oil that resonates with each chakra. I personally use Lemon Canary's chakra range of perfume oils. They're exquisite and come with matching stones which I like to meditate with. They also have a chakra candle range and a chakra mist range. All organic. Jasmin infuses them all with Reiki too. For chakra two think notes of sandalwood, clary sage, citrus, patchouli, and jasmine.

 


My golden latte. (Although not looking quite so golden in this pic. I swear it actually looks lovely and golden with the turmeric). I get my golden latte recipe from Jessica Cox.


Above are my Lemon Canary organic oil chakra perfumes. Also a gorgeous natural lip balm from Summer Salt Body and my favourite Samantha Wills mood ring.

After a yoga pose to support your sacral chakra? Bound Angle Pose is a great hip opener. 


You can find more on yoga poses to support each chakra here


For a much more in-depth course on your chakras and learning how to cleanse and balance them along with becoming more intuitive, soul aligned, and mindful, and also learning to work with the white light, I highly recommend Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic. Enrolment is opening up in just a couple of weeks and there is only one intake per year for this course. You can read more about how it has radically changed my life here.

Today I'll leave you with this interview of Belinda with Kari Samuels all about staying grounded in your lower chakras and why we live in a society of starved sacral chakras. Click here to listen.



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Monday, August 29, 2016

Chakra 1 - Root Chakra




Root Chakra | 1st Chakra | Muladhara


As the image above says, Chakra 1 or your Root Chakra is all about being grounded. This chakra is located at the base of the spine or the perineum. The colour for chakra 1 is red.

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My favourite ways to connect with my root chakra and stay grounded are:

* to get out in nature, even better if it can be barefoot and really feel my feet connect with the ground

* surround myself with red and start to notice it everywhere I go

* pop on some music and dance barefoot and just let my body do what it wants to do

* meditate outdoors

* eat or juice root vegetables - especially beetroot!

* really connect with my lower body, my hips, legs, feet. Try to think about them and feel them as I do day to day activities. This is great for mindfulness.

* I love to wear an organic essential perfume oil that resonates with each chakra. I personally use Lemon Canary's chakra range of perfume oils. They're exquisite and come with matching stones which I like to meditate with. They also have a chakra candle range and a chakra mist range. All organic. Jasmin infuses them all with Reiki too. For chakra one think notes of sweet orange, clove, fennel, cinnamon, cardamom, and pepper. 


This is my absolute favourite of each of the chakra oils. The picture above is only the sample size, which I started out with when I started my level 1 journey with School of the Modern Mystic. I've since bought the full size of each as they're so amazing at helping me connect to each of my chakras, open, and balance them. 


Painting my nails the colour of each chakra I'm working on is fun and helps to constantly remind me get out of my head and just connect with that chakric point. 

I love the idea of choosing yoga poses to support each chakra. Warrior I is great for the root chakra. You can read more about different yoga poses for each chakra here


For a much more in depth course on your chakras and learning how to cleanse and balance them along with becoming more intuitive, soul aligned and mindful, and also learning to work with the white light, I highly recommend Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic. Enrolment is opening up very soon and there is only one intake per year for this course. You can read more about how it has radically changed my life here.

I'll leave you with this video of Belinda talking about the importance of chakra cleansing and how you can change your mood completely in 3 minutes.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chakra Cleansing & Why I've Made it a Daily Habit



I truly believe in filling your own cup so that it can overflow toward everyone else in your life. For me, I know that a happy Mama means a happy toddler and a happy hubby. So I ensure I take part in little self-care rituals each day. Little things that allow me to fill my cup. Some days that can be difficult because my little guy is like my shadow. As someone who enjoyed her me-time pre-baby, suddenly having someone attached to me 24/7 has been the hardest thing for me to deal with as a mum. 


Self-care rituals can be things like:

* using a gorgeous body scrub in your morning shower

* a dash of peppermint organic essential oil in the corner of your shower to pep you up

* a face mask

* using a really lovely hydrating body cream / oil all over your body after your shower

* an epsom salt bath with a few candles after the kids are asleep

* stretching or moving your body a little each day even if that's a few yoga poses with the kids jumping all over you ;-)

* meditation

* choosing a beautiful organic essential oil aromatic blend to wear as perfume each day

Then obviously if you have time away from the kids or are kid-free it can be things like just sitting in the moment and truly enjoying a hot cup of coffee / tea, going for a massage or a mani/pedi, reconnecting with nature and being truly present... you get the drift.


For me, one thing I do almost every single day when my little one is sleeping is a chakra cleanse meditation. If I miss it, I tend to feel tired and sometimes grumpy. By working on my energy every day I am radically changing my life. 

I had read plenty of books about meditation and dabbled in it here and there, read a bit about chakras, and had read Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" but came to realise that you can read all the spiritual books in the world but you are simply not walking a spiritual life unless you are physically practising. So, last year, feeling a little lost as my baby was nearing his 1st birthday, and not really knowing where my life was headed anymore and just feeling a deep need to align with my soul purpose, if not for me, then most definitely for my amazing little boy, I joined Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic. It was here that I learned more about our energy field and each chakra in depth, what they love and how to cleanse them, and got myself to the point of practising a daily chakra cleanse meditation. I learned from Belinda and then physically learned myself that by changing your energy, you can truly change your life. Everything that is happening in your life is a result of what's going on within. I also learnt to work with the White Light and have a better understanding and daily practice in mindfulness. 

So for me, I relish the chance to do my daily chakra cleanse meditation. Even if that means I've had to face shadows at points along the way, I know that my life is shifting in a huge way. I am shifting in a huge way. 

If I were to look back a year ago, I really wasn't taking any time for myself at all. I was suffering lower back and hip problems which I have now dealt with, suffering anxiety which I've now dealt with, I was considering going back to a soul-sucking job after maternity leave, which I realised was something I absolutely couldn't do any longer and instead started my own business, I let go (with love) of the people in my life that weren't in alignment with me. But the most important things I've learned since starting my School of the Modern Mystic journey were:

1. To follow my intuition

I can't tell you how much more intuitive I have become. I'm learning to trust it more and more every day. It's so important to me as a Mother to be intuitively aware of my own child and his needs as well and shut out the outside noise of society's expectations. I'm making better, more soul-aligned decisions for myself and him now.

2. The Empowerment of Self-Healing

Knowing that through chakra cleansing, working with the white light and practising mindfulness I am healing my energy myself and changing my life myself! I'm no longer searching outside of myself constantly for answers.  That is so, so empowering!

Click Belinda's photo below to listen to her speak about how to keep your vibe raised when you live in a big city. This is wonderful for empaths. 

credit: Belinda Davidson

I thought over the next few posts I could share a little more about the chakras for those that might want to know more.

School of the Modern Mystic opens up for the next intake very soon. Click here to find out more and also to receive Belinda's well-known FREE white light healing sessions and chakra course. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Manuel Montt - organic threads for your wild ones



Since having our little guy we have been conscious of lowering our chemicals around the home. He suffered mild eczema as a bub which he hasn't had for quite some time now thankfully. However, at the time it prompted us to think more about the clothing we put on him. He already had a mostly organic diet, and had been exclusively breastfed (still is actually - can't get him off the boob!), and we only used all-natural skincare. So with a love of fashion and hubby's love of all things creative including screen printing, Manuel Montt was born. 


Everything is 100% organic cotton, made in Australia, and completely sweatshop free. All hand screen printed with love by us! Sizes range from newborn to 3 years. We've kept everything fairly monochrome and unisex so they can be shared between siblings, maximising the wear out of each item. 



Above is our signature range. All tees available in both black and white. 




Now for the water babes, as it's warming up, we'll be grabbing our beach-inspired prints and heading out to chase the blue...




The Byron tee above is my favourite for mini poets. 




For little La Bamba fans.




Manuel Montt is the name of the street in Santiago, Chile, where my hubby's Grandparents lived. He has the fondest childhood memories of visiting there and whenever all the family get together and share stories it's always "remember in Manuel Montt...." So naturally it was the first name he thought of for our label.

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You can shop the Manuel Montt range here.

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