There are months that seem to stretch out into infinity and others that go by much too fast and December is one of those that flies by in a blink of an eye. There is so much to do and so little time to do it in.
Once when I was living in the heart of a pomegranate, I heard a seed
saying, “Someday I shall become a tree, and the wind will sing in
my branches, and the sun will dance on my leaves, and I shall be
strong and beautiful through all the seasons.” ~ Khalil Gibran
Yesterday, I took quite a few photos of pomegranates as reference material for several paintings that I am currently working on. Above image is a portion of a larger painting in progress.
I love pomegranates and often use them as decoration during the holidays. Besides being festive and delicious, they are also an important focal symbol in the mythology and folklore of many different cultures around the world, and are often referred to as “The Jewel Of Winter”. Visit here to learn more about the history, folklore and legends of the pomegranate.
Here’s Rupert tucking in for his afternoon nap, all cozy and warm.
To sit quietly and listen to him softly snoring as he sleeps for a few minutes, reminds me of how important it is to take breaks, to rest, to give ourselves the gift of sacred space, a place where we are essentially feeding our heart, mind, spirit and soul
Tibetan Singing Bowls are one of my favorite ways to induce a relaxed and meditative state. I love the mystery and sound of the singing bowls and the way they make me feel so tranquil and peaceful when I play them.
Listen carefully to
The silence out of which
The sounds come
And into which they return.
A portal is opening up.”
~ E. Tolle ~
Singing Bowl Meditation; Crown Chakra Set ~
Visit her Website for more information: http://www.Bodhisattva.com ~ Excerpt from her YouTube Channel ~ Shakti plays a recently completed crown chakra Master-healing set of antique high-wall (“Jambati”) type Tibetan singing bowls. This custom assembled 7-piece set was commissioned by a clinical health psychologist with a nursing background who now uses it in her integrative practice for stress management therapy.
“Everyday Goddessing is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside each of us.” ~ Rose Arizmendi
For the past couple of days, space clearing has been at the top of my list of things I needed to get done this week. The energy in our home was beginning to feel a little stagnant and less than harmonious .
Any time I start feeling unusually tired, frazzled or more out of sorts than normal, I know it’s time to clear out the old negative energies that have accumulated and get some positive energy flowing around the space I call home.
I decided this morning was the perfect time to get started. I began by physically cleaning our house and then started clearing out the clutter that has accumulated and piled up over the past week.
Now it was time for the fun part of space clearing.
I began smudging the whole house with luscious white sage, and then moved on to playing my Tibetan bowls which really gets the energy moving. You can also use bells or simply clap your hands anywhere you sense stagnate energy. To locate any other unwanted energies in your home you can use a pendulum or dowsing rods.
The bedroom, one of the most important rooms in the house is where we sleep, dream, receive healing and messages from our spirit guides. A good place for practicing good Feng Shui. Some quick cures for a bedroom are soothing colors to create balance, plenty of fresh air, and several levels of lighting. Things that destroy good Feng Shui energy in a bedroom are computers and televisions. You may also use chimes, bells or a crystal tuner to clear your bedroom of any distracting energies.
If you experience disturbing dreams or nightmares, you may find it helpful to change the sheets on your bed the next morning, it helps to shift the energy. A beautiful sage woman gave me this tip years ago and I find it works for me.Thank goodness I don’t have these dreams very often. One of my favorite bedtime rituals is to lightly spray lavender water over my pillow just before going to sleep. Lavender or sage water is great for clearing and may be used instead of incense.
Make sure to tidy up any sacred altars you might have as these are all about spirit and the beautiful healing work you do. Your home is your sanctuary and as such, it’s important to love the things you have around you. Clear away anything that does not feed your spirit and soul, and strive to create a harmonious and supportive energy field where your beautiful lovely goddess self can thrive.
And now, last but not least, Himalayan salt lamps are an amazing generator of negative ions and fill your home with fabulous healing energy. I heard all kinds of stories about how salt rocks restore your energy, enhance relaxation, and promote healing. When we brought our first one home years ago I was amazed at how well it worked and we decided to get another one for our bedroom.When we come home and open the front door the first thing that greets us is the glowing warm amber colors of our salt lamp, we love the tranquil, peaceful energy it creates in our home.
Everyday Goddessing is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside each of us. – Rose Arizmendi
So I send a big hug and greetings to all you beautiful goddesses out there creating sacred space for each other filled with joy, creativity, inspiration, laughter, healing and deep soul connections.
Here is a wonderful video about using Tibetan Singing Bowls during a sound healing session at The San Diego Cancer Center.