Gemstones For January

Gemstones for January are Emerald, Garnet and Rose Quartz.


Emerald enhances meditation, dream recall and deeper spiritual insight. It may be used to open and activate the heart chakra and helps in aligning our subtle bodies. It is an excellent stone for those who are in need of balance and healing.


Garnet is an ayurvedic birthstone, and was considered a January birthstone by the ancient Arabic, Hebrew, and Roman cultures. This stone balances and stimulates both the root and crown chakras allowing the development and movement of the Kundalini. It monitors and adjusts the flow of energy, providing for a balanced energy field. It is said to be a powerful energizing and regenerating stone, and has been used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, the Aztecs, and the Mayans. It enhances one’s creativity, love of life, and also helps one to cleanse and remove unwanted energies.The deep red color of this stone is mostly associated with the  first chakra, “Muladhara. It also aligns us with love and compassion.

Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is associated with the fourth chakra, “Anahata” or heart chakra which governs the thymus, heart and lungs.It opens our hearts, encourages peace and gentleness and promotes tolerance and forgiveness.

Which One Are You?


“A young woman went to her mother and told her about
her life and how things were so hard for her. She did
not know how she was going to make it and wanted
to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.

It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots
with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots
came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the
second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground
coffee beans.

She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners.
She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl.
She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.
Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her daughter, she asked,
“Tell me, what do you see?”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.
She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots.
She did and noted that they were soft.
She then asked her to take an egg and break it.
After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.
Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee.
The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”

Her mother explained that each of these objects had
faced the same adversity -boiling water- but each
reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard
and unrelenting. However after being subjected to
the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had
protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through
the boiling water, its inside became hardened!
The ground coffee beans were unique, however.
After they were in the boiling water they had
changed the water.

“Which are you?” she asked her daughter.
“When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?
Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems
strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and
become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that
starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat?

Do I have a fluid spirit, but after death, a breakup,
a financial hardship, does my shell look the same,
but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff
spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee
bean? The coffee bean actually changes the hot water, the
very circumstance that brings the pain. When the
water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.

If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst,
you get better and change the situation around you.
When the hours are the darkest and trials are their
greatest, do you elevate to another level?
How do you handle adversity?”

Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? -Author Unknown

Eternity Here & Now

Here is a great video with Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers . . . Joseph Campbell was best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. To find out more about Joseph Campbell and his work go here.

Eternity Is Here and Now

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” – Joseph Campbell


This video made me smile!

Rat Loves Cat!

“There is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to the one you love.” – Unknown

Quick Feng Shui Tips

“Our homes are mirrors of ourselves.They reflect our interests, our deeply held beliefs, our spirits and our passions.”  – Denise Linn


Here are some quick things you can do to improve the energy flow in your home or office.

  • Open all the doors and windows for 10-15 minutes in the morning for a complete shift in the energy of your home.
  • Give your home a quick surface cleaning by decluttering and clearing as you walk through your home. The more you do, the greater the energy shifts.
  • Use indoor plants to move stagnant energy, particularly in the corners.
  • If your pressed for time and decluttering is not an option, then place rose lepidolite, amethyst or a crystal ball in the area. Lepidolite is considered an excellent stone to clear out unwanted energies and is said to provide protection from negativity.
  • Use an atomizer or spray bottle to lightly spray spring water all over your room. Spraying your rooms with water is one of the simplest and most effective ways for shifting your home’s energy and to cleanse away any strong residual emotions. You may also add a couple of drops of essential oil of lavender to the water or rescue remedy flower essence if you like.
  • Light a candle.
  • Play inspiring music.

“We shape our dwellings and afterwards our dwellings shape us” – Winston Churchill

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