All kids can benefit from a self esteem boost, and even more so if they are navigating one of the many challenges that naturally occur in everyday kid-life. To help with this, I've created this kid-sized version of some of my favorite "I AM" affirmations. I AM affirmations are simple, but powerful. Any words that follow the statement I AM are literally creating the conditions being spoken about, and this meditation is intended to help kids plant their seeds of positivity and resilience.
Welcome to this Reclaiming Your Power Summer Solstice Meditation.
Solstice - derived from the Latin words for the Sun and “to stand still”, today marks the one day in our year when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky.
It’s a day when our environment is returning to its highest, brightest light, and its calling us to do the same within ourselves.
I’ve learned that when designing a clients space, there is no color that is more polarizing than purple. There are the purple - haters, and everyone else, and the purple - haters are very, very definitive about not having a drop of purple anywhere in their space. (Not surprising - in addition to Spring and florals, purple can be associated with various religions, hippies, witches, little kids and unicorns, and everything in between. I’m not mad at my purple - haters.) So if this sounds like you, I invite you to go right ahead and scroll away, and hopefully come back when we’re talking about the Feng Shui of like, Navy Blue. (For those that don’t know, what makes my Feng Shui design plan work is that it’s less about following rigid traditions and all about aligning your space with you. So if you’re not feeling purple, it has no place in your space, no matter what Feng Shui it might bring. Bye, purple)!
However if you find yourself in the “everyone else” category, Welcome! It’s awesome in here, and lucky for you, purple is considered one of the luckiest, if not *the* luckiest, colors in Feng Shui. (Sorry, Red). Purple is said to enhance everything from business success, to finances, to personal and spiritual development, to healthy and creative kids, to overall good luck. You literally can. not. go. wrong. with this color. (Purple PSA - my front and back doors are both painted a deep purple to enhance energy coming and going to and from my home).
Maybe you love purple as a color, but can’t figure out how to work it into your existing plan? I get it. A massive purple wall, while exceptionally lucky - especially in the Southeast - is a commitment. You’ve got to really, really love purple. When you’re not quite ready to take the leap, some strategically placed furnishings and items can be more than enough to check purple off of your list & bring in some good Feng Shui energy without a complete makeover. You can start by shopping my list of some of my favorite, and super easy, purple Feng Shui boosting accessories:
If you’re new to meditation, you might be wondering what the music is that you always hear in the background. Obv it’s relaxing, but many of those soundtracks are actually Solfeggio frequencies - basically the scale of 6 tones used in meditation, dating back to Gregorian monks. Each frequency aligns with a specific energy and intention, which is why listening to them when meditating for an intention can be so helpful.
The frequencies and intentions are:
174 HTZ - Pain Relief
285 HTZ - Regenerates and Heals Tissue
396 HTZ - Liberating Guilt and Fear
417 HTZ - Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
528 HTZ - Repair DNA and Transformation & Miracles
639 HTZ - Harmonizing Relationships
741 HTZ - Removes Toxins, Enhances Intuition and Problem Solving
852 HTZ - Unconditional Love & Awakening Intuition
Have a listen to one (or all) of these frequencies from my favorite playlist and see if it doesn’t help you super tune in to your next meditation.
After what feels like one of the longest (and for many us, most intense) winters ever, tomorrow’s Spring Equinox - conveniently timed with a Supermoon Full Moon in Libra - is so. very. welcome.
Windows are open. Closets are edited. Saging the F out of every room in the house. Check, check, and check. Tomorrow is set to be a powerful start to Spring 19 because full moons are all about releasing what no longer serves us. Letting go, clearing and cleansing. Making space for newness. In order to feel the full energy of this new season, it’s imperative to give it some room to move in. (I mean, Spring cleaning, right??)
One of my favorite ways to refresh and renew a space is with a Crystal Grid. I like to do one at every full or new moon, and I’m feeling like tomorrow’s deserves to be extra potent. The key to having a successful grid is striking the right balance of simplicity and power. Too much energy and your intention can get lost; too simple and you may be missing an opportunity to boost and attract energy. So for my Spring Equinox Supermoon grid, I’ll be anchoring with color (GREEN obv, the color of renewal) but incorporating some super powerful energetic cleaner-uppers. Try bringing in some (or if you’re feeling lucky, all!) of these green magic charms and see if your 1st day of Spring doesn’t just feel more Springy:
Malachite is one of my all time favorite crystals to work with. I uncover a new quality about it each time I add it to a grid or a meditation. In addition to being highly protective, it’s first a stone for transformation. Its energy encourages breaking ties that are no longer useful, embracing change and taking risks. It does all of this while adding a layer of protection against negative intentions, creating a safe place for you to begin your Spring renewal.
***A word of caution - Malachite is on the list of toxic crystals due to its high copper content and must be handled carefully. I recommend using only tumbled pieces (as opposed to rough), washing hands immediately after contact, and never placing them directly into water that you plan on ingesting. Best not to let kids handle these either.***
Green Aventurine is another multitasker. It’s known as a stone of luck and opportunity (an ACTUAL lucky charm, so SPRINGY!) for its ability to increase your winning odds in literally any situation. (Job interview? Important project? Speaking event? First date? Green Aventurine’s the one.) Its energy carries optimism and welcomes change, and helps with releasing old patterns to make way for fresh new ones. I use Green Aventurine in grids for everything from releasing to manifesting and prosperity, so it’s a natural for tomorrow’s Spring Equinox.
GREEN CAT’S EYE QUARTZ
Use Green Cat’s Eye Quartz to invite some grounding, Earth energy in. Considered a Seeker stone (due to its internal Hexagonal structure), it’s helpful with finding new ways, new solutions, and new paths as a way of achieving that which we want but can’t quite see yet. Think of this like a fresh set of eyes on an old situation - sometimes all that’s needed is a little shift in perspective.
If you’re not familiar with Moldavite already, you may want to ease into working with this stone instead of jumping right in and adding it to a grid. It is a super super potent, ultra high vibe tektite (meaning it was formed millions of years ago from meteorites crashing into Earth - generally in and around what is now the Czech Republic.) which many say retains its extraterrestrial properties, and its abilities for attracting energy are legendary. They say that you don’t choose Moldavite, it chooses you, and if you try to work with it before it feels you’re ready it will disappear. True story. I “lost” mine for months, only to have it reappear in exactly the same spot that I’d searched for it over and over and over. (Let that sink in for a second… the stone will hide itself if it deems that you’re not ready for its full power. I mean…….) Once you ARE ready though, get ready for some powerful clearing, protection, and open communication and acceptance of your innate intuitive abilities.
If you’re on Long Island and want to dive in even deeper to working with crystals and how to optimize their energy in your home, check out my Feng Shui, Crystals, and Manifesting workshop Thursday, March 21st at 5:30 pm at Salt Haven Spa. Happy Spring!!