Endings always bring with them new beginnings. How beautiful is that.
This beautiful Sagittarius full moon encourages us to look at the big picture… to vision, dream, and expand. From the brilliance of our thoughts… we create matter. Reality blooms from our mind! This is such an important, magical tool for manifesting your dreams. Try not to get overwhelmed by all that could be (like me… right now… haha), and instead begin to tackle each idea by setting its foundation with structure, integrity, and authenticity. All grand things in life require deep roots to grow tall. Don’t underestimate the value of writing down your ideas: get them on paper, give them some structure. We need a container in order to have a grasp on where we are expanding into. To manifest, we must limit. This requires creating boundaries, being specific, defining structure and form. Through this constriction, the abstract expanse of consciousness has a container that allows it to condense and become solid. To write this newsletter, I must have structure in my life and limit my other activities long enough to complete it (haha it is taking me forever to complete this newsletter, by the way… lol). To create anything tangible, we must be willing to accept, create, and implement limitations- behold: the container. This is where the magic can begin to grow.
I speak these words to you as I navigate this exact aspect of creation myself… I am trying not to be overwhelmed by big, expansive dreams and ideas… and to take each step as they come, with focus, dedication, and commitment. The container can always change, but in order to create, we must first create some kind of structure. To manifest, we must limit.
So my beauties! Manifest, manifest! Dream so big… as big as the moon! But, also create the structure so that your dream may have a chance to survive… and not get lost in the cosmos.
One last bit… I want to speak about the trees. I love the forest. The trees are one of my truest, most dedicated allies, my protector, and also my inspiration. When I walk into the forest… I see these beautiful trees.. with roots intertwined, growing so deep… and space for everyone… to rise so tall, no man left behind. This is the inspiration I want to leave you with… May we learn from the trees. Grow roots so deep, so that we may rise so tall. Recognize the importance of inter-connectivity and collaboration; we rise together. Let’s help each other. And, a tree never thinks whether or not to expand and rise to its fullest potential… it just does. So… May we learn from the trees… and be inspired to live like them. Peacefully, with love, dedication, and commitment to growth with each other.
doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate
I am moving toward the healing powers of essential oils. I have always loved the way they light up my house (and life!) with delicious sprites of rainbow smells… and, I love to begin and end my public classes by treating my students with essential oils that either enliven or calm their systems.
Jumping on this train was a no-brainer for me. I love essential oils already, I’m using them all the time- in my diffuser, as perfume, in my baths, on my students during classes… And the potential applications and uses for all the different oils is expansive and exciting.
More than ever, we are needing to move away from toxic chemicals in homes and work environments. Essential oils gives us a beautiful way to move in that direction. If you are curious about how you might incorporate more essentials oils into your life and eliminate toxic chemicals from your household, let me know! If you are interested in learning how essential oils might begin to replace some of the medications you are working with right now, or how they might help to supplement your current treatments…. send me a note! Moving toward more natural healing remedies has never made more sense than now.
Or if you are like me- and you just love the way they smell and want them on or near you all the time- wholesale essential oils makes so much sense.
(You don’t have to do the business if you just want to buy the oils… This was important for me to know! It’s so nice to be able to buy high quality oils at wholesale price! But, if you are curious about how you could create a business, I am happy to guide you in this direction too!)
DOTERRA WELLNESS ADVOCATE: Elisha Jane (If you are looking to purchase wholesale- let me know- I will sign you up or help you navigate everything!)
My favourite oil right now (and forever) is Bergamot. Bergamot is a citrus fruit originating in Italy, and often used when making earl grey tea. This oil is for self-acceptance (no wonder I love it, need it!… the forever work of self-love). Bergamot relieves feelings of despair, self-judgement, and low self-esteem, and invites self-love and optimism into your life. Bergamot awakens the soul to hope and offers courage to share the inner self. This is also an excellent oil for healthy, vibrant skin- fighting against acne and other facial blemishes, and it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. I just love this oil… everywhere… I honestly can’t get enough of it. So, it lives in my diffuser with some lavender oil, and I put it on as “essential oil perfume” often. YUM!
Summer Solstice is just around the corner: June 21, 2019.
Let there be light! May we all find deep gratitude for the beautiful life that our sunshine gives us. The summer solstice marks the longest daylight hours of the year- a time for celebration and energy.
Summer Solstice Ritual:
Create a Sun Mandala offering on the earth to the sun. Find yellow, orange, red flowers, petals, or other beautiful findings in nature and create a mandala. Add any crystals or objects that you love or that represent life, energy, and radiance. Creating these beautiful offerings is so peaceful and lovely, a true act of healing and sacredness. Infuse the mandala with your love, prayers, mantras, and peace offerings to mama earth/ our planet. Offer your gratitude: thank you, thank you, thank you. Creating these nature mandalas is one of my favourite things to do… It will shift your energy in a positive way indefinitely. #naturetherapy #create
If you create one… Post it on Instagram! #solsticesunmandala because social media needs more light energy and beauty infused into it.
Some music that I am loving… Super chill vibes… Just my style right now. Thanking my friend Mike for this little recommend!
Book Recommendation: Wind of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine by Renee BaribeauIn Winds of Spirit, shamanic healer and podcaster Renee Baribeau shares the rich mythology and cultural significance of wind, while also presenting a powerful system to help you recognize and utilize the subtle energies in your life to heal yourself.The Wind Work™ system relies on an ancient sacred technique used by farmers, shamans and sailors. It will show you how to navigate your personal path, providing insight into how to manage the wind patterns and shifting conditions affecting you. Winds of Spirit will teach you how to connect with your true inner self (your spiritual magnetic north), use your body as a compass, and never get lost. By working with the omnipresent winds in your life, you can restore harmony and balance, heal the body, and inspire creativity.In the book, you will learn how to invoke wind deities–gods and goddesses from round the world–and the cardinal winds from the four quadrants of the sky, each of which relate to the inner landscape of your life: mind, emotions, body, and spirit. In Part Four, there are 28 ancient wind deities for you to choose from. Open to any page to gain a deeper understanding of how these energies might be influencing your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Full moons often represent completions… a culmination of sorts. With all endings, we meet new beginnings. As always, take what resonates in these cards, and leave the rest. Wishing you rising magical blessings for this full moon.
From the lovely Spirit Daughter
When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. – Edward Teller.
♐️ FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS ♐️
The Sagittarius Full Moon greets us early Monday morning. Sagittarius is all about expansion, bigger visions and understanding ultimate truths. Our Full Moon is occurring at the 26 degrees Sagittarius, which is also the same position of the Galactic center- the point our entire galaxy revolves around. The Galactic Center’s vibration on this Full Moon brings us powerful downloads of information helping to raise our consciousness into the next level. Be open to receiving information from yourself, your surroundings, and the stars shining down on you.
This Full Moon is an opportunity to step back from your life and widen your view. Life is often complicated and we can get lost in the myriad of details and choices available to us. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by our logical mind as we overthink things and even become judgmental and critical. If we focus on the individual dots too intensely, we forget to connect them, or even trust that they all connect.
Sagittarius is one of the most optimistic and expansive signs of the zodiac. This energy reminds us to trust the bigger picture of our life, even if we can’t see the whole thing right now. This Full Moon is asking you to stop analyzing every intricate piece of the puzzle and remember there’s a larger vision to your life. You’re on a journey and that journey requires faith and trust. Let go of any need for guarantees or certainties. Take a leap, not from your logical mind but from your intuition. Trust any downloads or inspirational hits that pop into your mind. If it feels right, it probably is- then align with Sagittarius and ask yourself “what’s the best that can happen?”
➳⋆FULL M◯◯N in SAGITTARIUS♐︎⋆➳ “A magical full moon will adorn the velvet night on June 17, at 4 a.m., in the spontaneous sign of the archer. Adventurous, bold, and optimistic, the essence of Sagittarius will remind you to explore, learn, and look at the “bigger picture.” For instance, Gemini looks at the grains of sand, while Sagittarius looks at the box of sand. See the difference?
Worldly Sagittarius is an eternal student and a lover of opportunities. This sign prefers to live life to the absolute fullest, and with a fire for every experience. Ruled by Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion, those born under the sign of Sagittarius walk through life with an innate desire to wander and spread positivity. However, despite Sagittarius’ contagious optimism and the rich spirituality that stems from almighty Jupiter, the energy of this lunation isn’t going to be as chipper as you’d expect it to be.
For starters, its celestial ruler Jupiter is currently retrograde, and it will conjunct the full moon, too. This will emphasize the essence of Sagittarius, considering Jupiter magnifies everything it touches, let alone when retrograde. So you’ll likely be feeling insatiably passionate and perhaps even restless during this time. An exact square to elusive Neptune can heighten your intuition, but it can also cloud your judgment, so it’s important to stay grounded during this time.
Neptune knows no boundaries, as it is the planet of dreams, illusion, and the universal realm. And when it touches the moon, your emotions can easily feel overwhelming, which can in turn confuse you.
Before you overthink the effects of the upcoming lunation, let’s look at the bigger picture, in true Sagittarius fashion. Neptune can be elusive and hazy, but it’s also a symbol of your faith. Jupiter and Neptune are eerily similar, in the sense that they’re both dreamy idealists, so how can you make the most of this lunation? For starters, think about your goals and how much you’ve learned in the past six months. Ask yourself: Where am I headed? What’s changed in regard to my visions and personal philosophy?…”.
June 17-23: This time frame is marked by upheaval. You may not know what is happening, what is up, what is down but if you have your disciplines in place you have something to focus on that will keep you grounded during this turbulent time. You will get many opportunities to adapt to change. Stay out of judgment and have compassion for yourself and others during this somewhat challenging but exciting time. The discipline is staying positive, excited and inspired by the adventure of it all.
Watch your attachments as they will have you focused on the past and moving backward instead of forward. The tension of the times creates portals of opportunity that in turn create discomfort and growing pains. The only way beyond is through, as in birth. Think of an infant newly through the birth canal. They have no choice but to adapt to their new environment. Those who have trouble may be imprinted with fear that will then inform a good part of their lives. Don’t be one of those. Trust in the benevolence of life and the support of your allies.
June 17: Full Moon is Monday, June 17 at 2:31 AM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) More on this full moon will be sent to those signed up to receive email notices. (sign up above, at top)
June 21: Solstice is Friday, June 21 at 9:54 AM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) An intense day that triggers an intense time frame. Think of intensity as more energy rather than something negative. Although the solstice energy wants to push us out there to be social and engage with others, it is important to pull back into ourselves so we can do some work on our own issues. What you process this solstice will inform the next few months so be as clear as you can be about where it is that you are going. If specifics are not clear at least the emotions will be.
In order for this clarity to surface you need to balance your time between engaging with others and allowing your own truth to surface. Sometimes the reaction to others can teach us what we want and what we don’t want. Be careful not to take on from others what is not yours as well as to keep your own process to yourself by staying in your own lane. You can get help but only you can adapt and change to the new situations in your life. No one is going to do it for you.
June 24-30: A somewhat turbulent aftermath of the solstice and full moon energy creates lots of opportunities for adventure, change and adapting. One person’s comfort is another’s point of growth. Enjoy the diversity and unique qualities of those in your community. This is a communal time of sharing and inspiring one another. A good time for gatherings, celebrations, group adventures and some relaxation just to be with the ones you love.
We are still sifting and sorting, getting rid of physical, emotional and mental clutter. Make the process fun. A little humor and laughter goes a long way to raise the vibration and keep you focused forward instead of backward. Creative problem solving can be a cooperative effort that inspires everyone. Who knows what new discoveries can happen when you adapt to the unknown in a positive way.
Have a wonderful month!
I have space to work with two new students who are looking for mentorship in movement, life, breathwork, nutrition, love, business, spirituality, and more. I will work with you to create a mentorship program that fits your needs. A collaboration of expansion, as unique and wonderful as you.
If you are looking to expand, in any area of your life- I would love to work with you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I envision lots of beach time, hikes, eating meals together, sharing stories, camp fires, reading, naps, and bowspring. A casual camp-treat with magical island vibes.
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A weekend of bowspring, breathing, nature… To rest, restore, and reconnect to yourself and to the beautiful humans who create our rising tribe.
Boutique style, good vibes Bowspring + Surf Retreat in Sri Lanka.
You can expect high quality people, conversations, and creative, inspired classes to keep you expanding and growing to your highest potential. We will dive into journaling, breathwork, manifesting greatness… This will be a full on “teachers style” immersion… Where we expand and bloom. Get ready for your hearts to explode with good times… I like dancing… so dancing too!
10 days of Bowspring bliss in the junglely, beautiful, majestic Sri Lanka!
Dates: February 22, 2020 – March 2, 2020
Space for 14 people
• 2 Bowspring classes per day // Handstand Workshops / Level 2-3 Workshops
• 2 group surf lessons
• Choice of deep tissue or secret root Ayurvedic full body massage
• Breath work with Martina and Alex and ME!
• 2 vegan meals daily
• Beautiful ocean front accommodations
• An amazing group of humans to have an awesome getaway with
6 SPACES LEFT (Deluxe Rooms Available Only)
Much love to all you beauties!
Happy Full Moon… Go bask in her beauty and let her love you in all your fullness.