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5 Ways to Practice Devotion with Your Bestie

It’s National Bestfriend Day tomorrow (June 8th), and while we think it’s super important to carve out time for your friendships every day of the year, why not take this day to really celebrate these relationships.  We don’t know about you, but we would be lost without the love, support and guidance of the girlfriends in our lives (shout out Team TD). Besties are a lifeline when you’re drowning, a boost when you’re struggling to reach those goals, and they always cover your back. They play the duel role of your own personal cheering squad and the honest voice of reason when you’re being, well, unreasonable. They’re basically essential to your growth and development as a person, which is why we’re so excited there’s a day to honor them!

We’ve put together a list of 5 ways to spend time with your person, that are focused on deepening your connection, and strengthening that lasting bond.

Plan a DIY wellness getaway

2016-03-18-1458279164-1804018-image1Wellness retreats are beyond amazing, and everyone should go to at least one in their lifetime, but they aren’t always the most accessible, and the costs can add up quickly. But, there’s no reason why you and your bestie can’t create your own! Here’s our easy guide to doing one.

  • Pick a city within driving distance, (or if this is with your long distance bff, fly to a city in the middle?)
  • Book an Airbnb for a night or two (we love trying to find ones with access to a pool or hot tub)
  • Find a local yoga/barre/spin studio that offers the first class free, or at a discounted rate and book in for some exercise
  • Hit up the local market and grab ingredients to make a few simple, healthy and delicious meals
  • Plan something fun to get you outside and active! Think hiking, SUP or bike rentals.
  • Consider treating yourself to massages, facials or mud wraps to up the luxe level.
  • And if wine’s your thing, bring your fave bottle along to cheers your friendship!

Volunteer together

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We guarantee that if you two have achieved Best Friend status, you probably have similar values. Pick a cause or organization that aligns with both of you and commit to volunteering together.  It can be anything from donating your time to the local animal shelter, serving at a charity benefit, writing postcards to voters, or collecting donations for your local women’s shelter.

Learn to cook something new together

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Let’s be honest, eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and it is one of the easiest ways to bring people together.  Why not go to a local cooking class together, or hire a private chef to come to your house and show you how to cook a new style of food.  Emily from Team TD got a group of her friends together and hired a vegan chef to come to her house and show them how to make some the meatless versions of some classic recipes.  At the end of the 3 hour class, the girls had a delicious dinner (plus leftovers), an empty bottle of wine, and the knowledge of how to meal plan a week’s worth of delicious vegan meals for a fraction of the cost of their meaty counterparts.

Create and hide a time capsule

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This is such a good idea for those friendships you’ve had for a few years.  Gather up some mementos from all the adventures you’ve had together, like pictures, concert T’s, flight receipts etc. Write each other a letter to each other explaining what’s in your heart, how your friendship has impacted your life, and your hopes and dreams for eachother and seal it all up in a cute box. Tuck this away somewhere safe, and make a pact to open it in 10 years.  We can’t wait to do this one!

Have a goal planning session

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Remember in highschool when you and your bestie would be assigned to a work on a project together, and you’d spend the weekend together focused on achieving one common goal (an A, obvi). How fun was that?! This is basically the adult version of that.  Being in total alignment, working together on a common goal is one of the best ways to really connect with a person on a deeper level. Maybe you’re just helping one another out with your individual goals, or maybe you’re going to work together on a joint venture… either way, we promise this will be a really fun and engaging way to grow together.

Which of these are you going to try?

 

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Mom, I am grateful for this…

Becoming a mom has made me even more grateful for my own mom.  As I experience wonderful and challenging moments with my own daughter, I am often reminded about the relationship I have with my own mom. I wonder how she felt when I was going through challenges or seeing me grow up so fast! It has also made me love my mom more than ever before, now that I know how tough it is to be a parent.

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on all of the reasons we are grateful for our moms. This poem reflects not only my gratitude for my own mom, it also reflects our collective gratitude for our moms across the globe.

For My Mom on Mother’s Day

For My Mom on Mother’s Day For all of the times you hugged me and promised me that things would turn out, I am grateful.

For the times when they didn’t and you helped me to heal, I am grateful.

For being my cheerleader when no one else was, I am grateful.

For carrying me in your womb safely til I was ready to be born, I am grateful.

For allowing me to fail and learn from my mistakes, I am grateful.

For all of the times I was hurt and you prayed to take away my pain, I am grateful.

For allowing me to leave home and spread my wings, I am grateful.

For your unconditional support, both emotionally and financially, I am grateful.

For your protection and love when others hurt me, I am grateful.

For teaching me how to fuel my body and take care of my health, I am grateful.

For giving me a moral compass that always remains true, I am grateful.

For allowing me to find my faith when I was ready, I am grateful.

For your undivided attention and gift of your time, I am grateful.

For supporting me in whichever career path I choose, I am grateful.

For your unconditional love of my father, I am grateful.

For showing me how incredible our world is through your travels, I am grateful.

For teaching me how to love my family and my siblings, I am grateful.

For holding my hand whenever I need you to, I am grateful. For your never ending love. I am grateful.

Happy Mother’s to You and to all of the moms around the world.

(Originally posted on julieboyer.com/blog)

Julie-128Julie Boyer’s mission in life is to inspire people to build their lives on a foundation of gratitude through her brand, Wake Up With Gratitude™. Julie’s first book, 30 Days of Gratitude, The Gratitude Program That Will Change Your Life, became an Amazon bestseller when it was released in May 2013. She is also the founder of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Program, a healthy, whole food detox that nourishes your body at the cellular level. Julie also loves to mentor and develop leaders through her mentorship program as well. A former triathlete, Julie has completed 3 full Ironman Distance triathlons. Julie lives in Vancouver B.C., Canada with her 7 year old daughter and husband Dan. She can be reached on her blogInstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Third Eye Ring

For centuries seers have been connecting to their divine intuition and wisdom by opening their Third Eye.  It allows us to experience the subtle nuances between our world and the world of spirits by helping us channel our intelligence and psychic powers. 

Silver is said to be related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides of the ocean. Fluid, emotional, sensitive + mysterious, it is said to be soothing, calming + purifying.

Sterling Silver Dipped Brass.
30mm height.
Adjustable open back.
Fits ring sizes 6 – 11.

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Light, Love and Joy for Others

What if today you could be the light, love and joy in someone else’s life? There are always going to be people in our lives or our communities that are going through challenging times. Today I encourage you to be the one who makes a difference for them, in a small or big way. I’ll share with you seven ways on how to be the light, love and joy for others right now. You never know how much of an impact you may have on someone by treating them with grace.

We are all incredibly powerful beings of light and love. And we have the power to make someone’s day better or worse with our words and our actions. Although we are not responsible for how someone else reacts to what we say or do, we are responsible for our own decisions and actions.

Here are a few simple ways that you can make a difference for someone else today:

  1. Smile. One of the best gifts you can give another person is to simply look them in the eye and smile. It can be uncomfortable to do this with a stranger, but if you have the courage to do so, it’s incredibly powerful. I highly recommend greeting all of the service people you come across today with a big smile. If this is something you find difficult to do, start by simply making eye contact with a stranger today. We acknowledge others by looking at them in the eyes. It’s a reminder that we are all human beings.

  2. Hugs. Most of us don’t get very many hugs on a daily basis. And did you know that we need at least 12 hugs a day for growth and a minimum of 4 just for survival? What’s great about a hug is that you usually get one in return. I love it when I meet someone new and they are a ‘hugger’ as well. Instead of shaking hands, we share a hug. It brings us all closer together. If you feel nervous about giving someone a hug, I suggest asking first. There are moments when I feel as though we should hug but the other person might be not be comfortable with hugging someone new.  When I showed up at my first Mompreneurs Vancouver meeting, the organizer, Elaine, gave me the BEST hug! It made me feel so welcome within minutes of arriving at the event.
  3. Speak kindly. Whether a person is in the room or not, use kind words. Our words to carry energy so if we are speaking negatively about someone and they are not there, they can still feel the energy of our words. If you are frustrated or angry with someone, choose your words wisely. A few words said in a negative state can ruin a relationship for life. Even we when share our feelings in confidence, it’s important to be aware that our words could still get back to the person we are speaking about. Wouldn’t it be great if you heard positive gossip about yourself or someone else?
  4. Pray. Praying for others is one way to make a difference. Ever since doing the 40 Day Prayer Challenge, I have been praying for many people every morning and I truly believe it has made a difference for many of them. You don’t have to have faith in God to say a prayer for someone else. It can be as simple as closing your eyes and thinking positive thoughts about them. This article shares a simple practice you can do with your kids (or on your own) to virtually send well-wishes to another person.

  5. Respond. One of the things that can be very frustrating is the silence from others on social media. We have thousands and thousands of ‘followers’ yet only a few ever interact. If you want to make a difference in someone’s day, take the time to write a positive comment on their social media post. People will notice that you took the time to care and respond. This is especially true if someone is sharing a success or award. Sometimes, when we are focused on comparing ourselves to others, it can be difficult to give congratulations to others. Most people, especially women, are uncomfortable sharing their successes publically. When you see a friend share a success, be the light on her timeline and celebrate with her!

  6. Be there. Sometimes all that a person needs is for you to be there. Just to keep them company, listen (or sit quietly) and perhaps allow them the space to be sad or grieve as needed. It’s not necessary to keep a brave face at all times, and by allowing someone the space and time to be sad can be a huge gift for someone else.

  7. Love unconditionally. This one can be difficult. How can we love each other without conditions? One of the strategies that I use is to assume that everyone is always doing their best at every moment. This melts away frustration and leads to understanding, and helps me to keep my heart open. This is especially true when I’m waiting in line at a retail store and the cashier seems to be taking forever. I remind myself that he’s doing the best he can at that moment. The other day, I was served by someone who didn’t want to make eye contact and seemed super frustrated with me (my debit card didn’t work the first time). Instead of getting frustrated back, I smiled and did my best to be kind and understanding. It’s not always easy; however it’s always worth it to show kindness towards a fellow human being.

Will you be the difference for someone today? What others way can we make a difference in someone’s life today?

Julie-128Julie Boyer’s mission in life is to inspire people to build their lives on a foundation of gratitude through her brand, Wake Up With Gratitude™. Julie’s first book, 30 Days of Gratitude, The Gratitude Program That Will Change Your Life, became an Amazon bestseller when it was released in May 2013. She is also the founder of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Program, a healthy, whole food detox that nourishes your body at the cellular level. Julie also loves to mentor and develop leaders through her mentorship program as well. A former triathlete, Julie has completed 3 full Ironman Distance triathlons. Julie lives in Vancouver B.C., Canada with her 7 year old daughter and husband Dan. She can be reached on her blogInstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Rare Stone Pink Opal Mala

In ancient times, Pink Opal was known as the “Stone of the Gods” and is a very powerful gemstone for the Heart Chakra.  Pink Opal is known to have a powerful healing energy, promoting emotional healing, emotional balance, and for healing matters of the heart.

Sandalwood is a very calming, spiritual wood that gives off a soothing scent; believed to transform one’s desires and help maintain alertness while meditating. It is known to attract positive energy and clear perception.

Pink Opal + Sandalwood

Hang Length | 17.5 Inches

Rare Stone Aquamarine Mala

Feel the calm, soothing and relaxing sensations of the sea, and open your channels of communication with the Rare Stone Aquamarine Mala. 

Aquamarine is said to allow your deepest truth to be communicated by stimulating the energy from the heart to the throat. It is said to be a stone of empowerment, helpful in inspiring trust, truth and letting go. 

The Amazonite guru is a tranquilizing stone said to bring a peaceful energy to it’s wearer. Called the stone of Truth, it is said to heal emotional trauma while it dispels worry and fear. It is believed to inspire a deep sense of hopefulness and well-being.

Sandalwood is a very calming, spiritual wood that gives off a soothing scent; believed to transform one’s desires and help maintain alertness while meditating. It is known to attract positive energy and clear perception.

Twisted Oval Amazonite Guru | Aquamarine | Sandalwood

 

Hang Length | 17.5 Inches

Herkimer Diamond Mala

Your true nature is luminous, just like a diamond. There is only light in your heart. You celebrate life, love and friendship in their purest forms, and are dedicated to living a life abundant with gratitude

This mala is for the girl who is so in tune with her self, all she can do is shine. Her spark is radiant and her nurturing soul lights the path of others. She always looks at the bright side. Keep on glowing + growing.

Herkimer Diamonds | Howlite | Black Onyx | Sandalwood

Hang Length | 20 inches

 

 

Clarity Necklace – Gold

Priestess is a powerful Light Worker, a vessel of Wisdom and conduit of Love. A spiritual activist, she harnesses the power of  Divine Mother Earth, using her gifts as a mystic, master healer and warrior.  She is a beacon of light, a force of compassion and kindness.

Clear Quartz vibrates a strong healing energy. It is known to open the mind and heart to a higher guidance, connecting its wearer to both the physical and metaphysical world.  It is the supreme gift of Mother Earth, and a powerful crystal in the Priestesses practice.

This Clear Quartz Divine Prism takes in all unseen light and transforms it into a visible ray, radiating light and knowledge in all directions.  

Gold is symbolic is symbolic of prosperity + success. It is believed to encourage feelings of self-worth and perseverance. It welcomes passion, confidence and wisdom to the wearer.

Clear Quartz 

Gold Dipped Brass

18″ Chain with 3″ Extender

Clarity Necklace – Rose Gold

Priestess is a powerful Light Worker, a vessel of Wisdom and conduit of Love. A spiritual activist, she harnesses the power of  Divine Mother Earth, using her gifts as a mystic, master healer and warrior.  She is a beacon of light, a force of compassion and kindness.

Clear Quartz vibrates a strong healing energy. It is known to open the mind and heart to a higher guidance, connecting its wearer to both the physical and metaphysical world.  It is the supreme gift of Mother Earth, and a powerful crystal in the Priestesses practice.

This Clear Quartz Divine Prism takes in all unseen light and transforms it into a visible ray, radiating light and knowledge in all directions.  

Rose Gold is symbolic of all love energies, including self love and a love for life. It is believed to encourage feelings of warmth and gratitude. It welcomes abundance, compassion, and courage to the wearer.

Clear Quartz 

Rose Gold 14k-Dipped Brass

18″ Chain with 3″ Extender

Pendant Size: 20mm x 20mm

Clarity Necklace – Silver

Priestess is a powerful Light Worker, a vessel of Wisdom and conduit of Love. A spiritual activist, she harnesses the power of  Divine Mother Earth, using her gifts as a mystic, master healer and warrior.  She is a beacon of light, a force of compassion and kindness.

Clear Quartz vibrates a strong healing energy. It is known to open the mind and heart to a higher guidance, connecting its wearer to both the physical and metaphysical world.  It is the supreme gift of Mother Earth, and a powerful crystal in the Priestesses practice.

This Clear Quartz Divine Prism takes in all unseen light and transforms it into a visible ray, radiating light and knowledge in all directions.  

Clear Quartz 

Silver Dipped 18″ Chain with 3″ Extender

Pendant Size: 20mm x 20mm

Clarity Necklace – Rose Gold

Priestess is a powerful Light Worker, a vessel of Wisdom and conduit of Love. A spiritual activist, she harnesses the power of  Divine Mother Earth, using her gifts as a mystic, master healer and warrior.  She is a beacon of light, a force of compassion and kindness.

Clear Quartz vibrates a strong healing energy. It is known to open the mind and heart to a higher guidance, connecting its wearer to both the physical and metaphysical world.  It is the supreme gift of Mother Earth, and a powerful crystal in the Priestesses practice.

This Clear Quartz Divine Prism takes in all unseen light and transforms it into a visible ray, radiating light and knowledge in all directions.  

Rose Gold is symbolic of all love energies, including self love and a love for life. It is believed to encourage feelings of warmth and gratitude. It welcomes abundance, compassion, and courage to the wearer.

Clear Quartz 

Rose Gold 14k-Dipped Brass

18″ Chain with 3″ Extender

Pendant Size: 30mm x 30mm

Clarity Necklace – Gold

Priestess is a powerful Light Worker, a vessel of Wisdom and conduit of Love. A spiritual activist, she harnesses the power of  Divine Mother Earth, using her gifts as a mystic, master healer and warrior.  She is a beacon of light, a force of compassion and kindness.

Clear Quartz vibrates a strong healing energy. It is known to open the mind and heart to a higher guidance, connecting its wearer to both the physical and metaphysical world.  It is the supreme gift of Mother Earth, and a powerful crystal in the Priestesses practice.

This Clear Quartz Divine Prism takes in all unseen light and transforms it into a visible ray, radiating light and knowledge in all directions.  

 

Clear Quartz 

Gold Dipped Brass

18″ Chain with 3″ Extender

Pendant Size: 30mm x 30mm

Clarity Necklace – Silver

A Priestess is a powerful Light Worker, a vessel of Wisdom and conduit of Love. A spiritual activist, she harnesses the power of  Divine Mother Earth, using her gifts as a mystic, master healer and warrior.  She is a beacon of light, a force of compassion and kindness.

Clear Quartz vibrates a strong healing energy. It is known to open the mind and heart to a higher guidance, connecting its wearer to both the physical and metaphysical world.  It is the supreme gift of Mother Earth, and a powerful crystal in the Priestesses practice.

This Clear Quartz Divine Prism takes in all unseen light and transforms it into a visible ray, radiating light and knowledge in all directions.  

 

Clear Quartz 

Silver Dipped 18″ Chain with 3″ Extender

Pendant Size: 30mm x 30mm

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Use your intuition to find the perfect limitless mala

Hi! My name is Angie Aristone, I’m a psychic-medium, flow coach, and the author of Consciousness Becomes You. Today I want to help you intuitively choose the perfect limitless mala and amplifier. So what is intuition? It’s the subtle whisper of a vastly wise and intelligent part of yourself guiding your thoughts and actions when your thinking mind is quiet. The biggest obstacle to connecting with this part of ourselves is our convincing and opinionated egos. So, the question you might be asking is: how do I sidestep my ego and get in touch with my always connected, eternal and authentic self? With practice, we can summon the ego dropping experience and drop into a blissful connection during meditation. For others, quieting the monkey mind can be a little trickier, so I recommend doing what you love, or loving what you’re doing, to the point where you lose track of time and you feel like everything is right. If you can lose yourself in the perfection of the moment, your prefrontal cortex will quiet and you’ll slip into your connected, eternal and authentic self. I hope you will explore this experience often! Remember, how you get there, whether it was cooking or running, meditating or dancing is irrelevant. Be in your authentic connected self as often as possible!

TD-108-Limitless-Mala-AngieAristone-blogphotoChoosing the perfect limitless mala and amplifier

For simplicity sake, let’s say your intention is to balance and align your chakras:

  • Before you shop with intention, take a few minutes to cross your legs and meditate.

    • Play your favorite meditation music while you meditate and while you shop to anchor yourself in connection.

    • Start by witnessing your breath. Then imagine your chakras opening using all of your subtle senses – inner sight, sound, feel, taste, smell.

  • Notice which of them you may have struggled to feel or imagine to the color of. Notice also if there is another sense you use that informs you of an obstacle.

    • Ask yourself: Does one chakra feel flat? Off? Colorless or dull? OR conversely, is are there any that are too open?

  • Ask yourself: what would my energy and my life look and feel like when I’m in total alignment? Spend a few minutes exploring what your potential future looks like in total alignment.

    • Set the intention now to be drawn to, and to brighten, when you come across the limitless mala and amplifier that will help resolve to this issue or enhance your desire. In other words, we are not looking for the color we could not imagine in meditation, we are remaining open to what ‘feels’ like a remedy or like medicine to our energy system.

    • Time to tune into a solution! While your soundtrack is still playing, shift to an eyes open mediation while you shop. Continue to witness your breath..stay present. Let yourself flow through the website effortlessly and playfully. There is no try, think or effort here. Just gentle curiosity.

  • Notice if a particular mala or amplifier creates a sensation of brightening, sort of like a smile on the inside, the sort of feeling you get when you spot a familiar face in a crowd. In this case we brighten when we come across the solution to our desire or block.

  • Gaze and breathe as you tune in to one mala and amplifier at a time, paying attention to any subtle sensations that arise. Take your time exploring without any judgement or running commentary until you feel settled.

  • Your intuition has already found the perfect mala and amplifier for you, it’s okay if it takes your ego some time to catch up and trust the wisdom of your intuition.

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Angie has worked as a psychic medium and flow coach for 16 years. She holds workshops helping people learn to access extraordinary abilities in flow states of consciousness, and is the co author of the book Consciousness Becomes You.

Website | Amazon 

 

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Manifest anything you desire

We all know that it’s possible to manifest anything that you desire in your life, right? Today I’d love to share with you the story of how we manifested a cross-country move with our family in about 11 months. What makes this story incredible is that we didn’t have a job transfer or anything else like that to help us to achieve our goal. We had to manifest it ourselves, along with the amazing support of friends, family and God.

Before we get into the long story, here are some the strategies I used to help our family manifest our dream:

  • My husband and I both wrote out our one year vision on January 1, 2017. It included living in BC.
  • I wrote a gratitude intention in my journal every night for months. A gratitude intention is when you are grateful for something in the present tense; that has yet to manifest in the real world.
  • We ‘acted as if’ our dream had already manifested.
  • Whenever someone asked when we were moving, I would say at the end of November, beginning of December, even though we didn’t confirm any dates until Nov 17th.
  • I wore my Manifest mala necklace daily for over a month.
  • I booked several of our services (moving crates etc.) before everything was finalized.
  • I created a vision board, which was beside my bed.
  • We prayed. Every morning I prayed for support and guidance from God to help us with our move.

Want to find out how this incredible story all worked out? Stick with me until the end and I promise you, you’ll be as amazed as we were that it all came together in just over 24 hours.

When you tell people that you’re moving across the country the first question they ask you is: So is your husband getting transferred? It’s always a bit of a shock when we tell them it was a decision that we made in order to be closer to my family. My parents, who have been living in Mexico for over 8 years, had recently moved to British Columbia. I also wanted to be geographically closer to my sister, as she is one of my best friends. She is married with two young daughters, who are my daughter Céline’s only cousins.

So how did we make this all happen?

First, on January 1st 2017 my husband and I had set our intention to be living in Langley, B.C. by January 1st of 2018. We took the time to write our intentions down, and send them as an email to each other. Here’s part of what I wrote:

‘Dan and I wake up in our king sized bed together after celebrating New Year’s Eve with my family. Céline comes in for snuggles with our puppy, Mouse, the newest addition to our family. She’s an adorable Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever that we have been waiting all year for.

Christmas was celebrated in our home in the Langley area of BC, with both of Celine’s grand-parents present and of course, my sister and her family. It’s awesome being only an hour drive away from them and about 4 hours from my parents too.’

A few weeks later, I flew out to my sister’s place in North Vancouver, B.C. I started to seriously think about moving our family from Ontario to British Columbia. And it was a big step for us to be able to do this. We decided that it would be best if our family I came out for a visit that summer so that we could take a seriously serious look at Langley BC.

Using some of my strategies to get things going

Over the next few months we started thinking about all the pieces that would have to come together for this to actually happen. I created a new vision board; which included a photo of my family and some images of British Columbia. This was kept beside my bed for many, many months. I also started writing in a gratitude intention in my gratitude journal that included moving with my family to live in Langley, BC.

In the spring I started to look at different homes and neighborhoods that would work for our family. One of the things that is really important to us is our French-language heritage and culture. We wanted to find a school that offered education in French for our daughter. After a little bit of research we found that there was a French School in a neighborhood called Walnut Grove. We knew that it would be best for our daughter if she had the chance to visit the school before we actually moved to a new Province and a new city. So we created a plan to visit the school that summer and built our vacation around that plan.

Our trip to British Columbia

The first week of July we flew out to BC, and stay with my sister for visit. During that visit we went out to visit Langley three different times, including once with our real estate agent. On one of those trips when my husband and I were driving through Walnut Grove, we drove past the community center and beautiful forested areas surrounding it. I remember saying to him soph and julie top of grouse (our trip to BC)wouldn’t it be great if we actually lived by the community center? I said that comment in such an off-handed way that it completely had slipped my mind – until a few weeks ago when we actually purchased a house in Walnut Grove, across the street from the community center.

When we returned back to our home in Burlington Ontario, we knew that it wouldn’t be long until we put our house up for sale. This is where our first biggest challenge came from. The housing market in Vancouver and the surrounding area had recovered and was once again a seller’s market. However the market in Ontario, where new legislation was introduced in the spring, had slowed down significantly and had become a buyer’s market.

Making the decision to sell our home

We put our home on the market in September with the intention that it would be sold in the first 30 days. At the same time my husband started looking for work. We knew that as a last resort he could always stay behind and work on his current role while our daughter and I moved to BC. However this was a very unappealing solution to our move across the country as we wanted to do it as a family.

Applying for jobs when you are out of province and do not have an address of where you will be moving to, really makes it hard for prospective employers to actually trust that you’re going to make the move. We applied to close to a dozen jobs, before he even had one interview. And that one interview went really well, yet unfortunately that process dragged on for over a month and he ended up not getting that role.

Was there some good luck involved?

It was also during this time that I started wearing my Manifest Mala every single day. I would hold the gemstone and visualize our family selling our home and moving to our new home in Langley. For me, the mala was a source of comfort and a physical representation of my desire to manifest our dream. It also felt like a good-luck and good-vibes charm!

By chance, one lunch hour we had decided to call cold call a recruiter in the Vancouver area. We did not know this person we simply looked at the agency online knew that they dealt with roles and technology and gave them a call. That one phone call ended up giving my husband an incredible opportunity for a new role in Surrey, which is close to Langley.

The last part of the puzzle

Finding housing in Langley (Walnut Grove area) was the last piece of our puzzle. We knew we wanted to find a house with three bedrooms, but it was looking more and more like we couldn’t find one in our price range, and would have to figure out a different solution. As a family of three, we could make two bedrooms, work. However, as I work from home, and my husband is a video game streamer, we would have to find two other areas in the home for each of us to do our own thing. One thing that I am super grateful for is that my business is portable and I don’t have to start from scratch when I move. In fact, I look at it as an amazing opportunity for expansion.

The first miracle

our new homeThen we found it: the home in Walnut Grove that ticked off ALL of our boxes, and was priced in our budget. Our agent visited and sent us videos of the property. I never imagined that we would be comfortable buying a property without visiting it first. We knew it was the right one and really trust our agent. We put in an offer and it was accepted, with 7 business days to fulfill conditions. At this time, we had not sold our house here in Burlington, nor did my husband have a job. This was a massive leap of faith. We kept saying, we’re moving at the end of November, beginning of December (it was already Nov 8th).

The really incredible miracle

Now we were in a VERY stressful position. We had 7 business days to sell our house and get our closing date. Our agent suggested one last open house, and we dropped our price again by $10,000. At this point, it had been close to two months since we had listed. Incredibly, our future buyers came to that open house on Nov 12th. They put in an offer on Nov 14th, and we sold FIRM two days later on Nov 16th. On that same day, my husband got a job offer from the company in Surrey (his 2nd interview was the night before). The next day, Nov 17th, we waived the conditions on our home in Langley. Incredibly, it all came together in 24 hours. Our house closes here on Dec 8th, my husband starts work on Dec 12th and we get our keys on Dec 15th.

How did we ‘act as if’?

star wars the last jediHere’s just one example of acting as if our dream had already manifested. Our family loves Star Wars. And we were super excited when the tickets went on sale for The Last Jedi, the next movie in the series. These tickets went on sale on October 10th. We had a decision to make – purchase the tickets in Ontario or British Columbia. I knew that I had to show that we were 100% committed to being there by the end of November, beginning of December. So we bought them for Langley! And guess what? We were there for opening night on Dec 14th!

What does this mean for you?

It means that when you make a decision that is non-negotiable, things do work out. Not always exactly when you think that they will or how you thought they would, but they do. I know that you can do this too and manifest your wildest dreams! It’s possible for anyone to create a magical life. I’m no different from you; I’ve just had a little bit more practice at this manifesting stuff. Decide today on what you’re going to manifest in 2018. I’d love to hear what you’ve got planned, and I’ll be cheering you on, every step of the way!!

julie-128Julie Boyer’s mission in life is to inspire people to build their lives on a foundation of gratitude through her brand, Wake Up With Gratitude™. Julie’s first book, 30 Days of Gratitude, The Gratitude Program That Will Change Your Life, became an Amazon bestseller when it was released in May 2013. She is also the founder of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Program, a healthy, whole food detox that nourishes your body at the cellular level. Julie also loves to mentor and develop leaders through her mentorship program as well. A former triathlete, Julie has completed 3 full Ironman Distance triathlons. Julie lives in Vancouver B.C., Canada with her 7 year old daughter and husband Dan. She can be reached on her blogInstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Black Obsidian Limitless Mala – Gold

You are powerful, you are beautiful, and you are limitless. Within you lies the strength and determination to overcome any obstacle in your way. This customizable Mala necklace serves to remind you that you have the ability to rise above your circumstances and manifest your heart’s desire.

Black Obsidian is believed to aid in moving on. It is a protective stone that is thought to support you as you let go of the past and move forward into your future with confidence and optimism.

Gold represents success, achievement and prosperity. Connect with your radiance and wisdom, feel enlightened and know your worth!

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Customize your Mala to be as limitless as you are by adding interchangeable gurus: 

Click here to choose your Gemstone Amplifiers! 

Hang Length | 17.5 Inches

*Limitless Mala, Karma Amplifier, Soul Amplifier & Nirvana Tassel each sold separately. 

Limitless Calm Mala

The Limitless Mala is the first interchangeable mala designed to be as limitless as you are. Style your Limitless Mala as is, or amplify it with your fave gurus based on your style or intention for any and everyday of the week. 

Allow your Limitless Mala to serve as a reminder that you have the ability to rise above your circumstances and manifest your heart’s desire. You are powerful, you are beautiful, and you are limitless. Within you lies the strength and determination to overcome any obstacle in your way. 

Rock Crystal is a powerful stone used in energetic healing. It is believed to be capable of providing a cleansing, balancing, and energizing aura. Its grounding properties are said to encourage deep grounding + connection to the earth.

Amazonite is a tranquilizing stone said to bring a peaceful energy to it’s wearer. Called the stone of Truth, it is said to heal emotional trauma while it dispels worry and fear. It is believed to inspire a deep sense of hopefulness and well-being.

Opalite inspires persistence through life’s ebb & flow. It will gift you ability to move gracefully through every journey.  Opalite is said to provide an all inclusive healing and purification for the body and soul.

Some suggested Limitless Calm Mala amplifier pairings: 

Or click here to choose your Limitless Amplifiers!

Hang Length | 17 Inches

*Limitless Mala, Karma Amplifier, Soul Amplifier & Nirvana Tassel each sold separately.

 

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First New Moon Reading of 2018

The first new moon of 2018 is a powerful opportunity to get focused, aligned and ready for the year ahead.
Our light is bright.
Our hearts are open.

We are ready to shine, create and revolutionize the world we live in.

This New Moon is collectively calling us to use the wisdom we’ve cultivated on our spiritual path and apply it. It’s a time for inspired action — to stop hiding and to start expressing your feelings and ideas.

Our desires, dreams and intentions must be planted and nurtured. Tending to our inner garden with relentless commitment and passion is key to our inner and outer transformation.  

We must give our desires a voice and act with inspiration over the coming weeks. This is a potent time for taking action and getting creative. Give yourself permission to fall and you will soar ten times higher. Let your magic be seen, felt and heard in the world.

The steps you take now will create the foundation for the life you’ve always wanted to live.

So move when you feel moved.
Act on inspiration.
And show the world who you really are.

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Nine of Cups

TinyDevotions_blog108-AlexCarruthers-NineofCupsWe are walking into 2018 with light in our hearts and a readiness to continue our journey. The Nine of Cups represents the completion of a powerful and important chapter of inner growth and healing. For most of us, 2017 was a turbulent year filled with many challenges that taught us important lessons about who we are and what we are meant to do in the world. The universe brought us to our knees and cracked us open so that we could heal not only our personal wounds, but the deep collective wounds that keep so many of us divided. This process created tons of expansion and it is with this enlightened perspective that we enter a new year.

The Nine of Cups represents the profound power and wisdom that we are carrying with us in 2018. Our light is brighter than ever before. We know what we want and why. We are deeply committed to our path and open to the wild possibility that is dawning before us during this dark stage of the moon. As it grows, so too will the intentions we nurture.

King of Crystals

TD_Img2-SeedoflifeThe King of Crystals call us into the power of masculine and reminds us that action is a vital ingredient to manifestation. Crystals are connected to the earth element and represent achievement and abundance in our earthy endeavors. And the King represents our divine masculine, the side of us that is fiery, driven and motivated to get the job done.  This card’s calling us to let our inner girlboss out! Get focused on what you want this year and then let inspiration lead you to right actions to take.

But act with compassion.  Remember the emotional wisdom of the Nine of Cups. Do not let your fire burn you out! Listen to the wisdom of your body and let your intuition lead you. Don’t bypass your emotional guidance system and drive yourself into the ground. Action for actions sake gets you nowhere. You must take aligned action. How do we know whether an action step is aligned? Inspiration. Every action inspiration leads you to take, is aligned. Inspiration is one of the key signs that you are aligned in your flow state. So act on inspiration… and quickly! this new moon. You will reap the benefits of the seeds you plant over the coming days and weeks for many months and years to come.

Eight of Cups (Reversed)

TD_Img4-limitlessThe Eight of Cups in its reversed position reminds us to embrace our mistakes and to treat them as opportunities for growth and healing. Cups are the suit of the heart and represent our emotions and intuitive nature. Turn the number 8 on its side and we have the infinity symbol, the internal dance between light and dark, conscious and unconscious.  The point in the middle, where the two circles connect, represents our higher self. When we take this position we can see not only the conscious forces at play within us, but the unconscious aspects too. We have an opportunity to connect with our own shadow. And it’s by taking this perspective that we’re able to heal and grow.

The Eight of Cups reminds us that mistakes are necessary catalysts for our own enlightenment. Without them, we’d never evolve. If we can embrace our struggles with an open mind and heart, we will always overcome them. And in the process of doing so will uncover many gifts, talents and strengths we never imagined we possessed.

The Wheel of Fortune

TinyDevotions_blog108-AlexCarruthers-WheelofFortuneOur final card in the reading, the Wheel of Fortune, brings us both the message of fulfillment and assurance that we are moving in alignment with our destiny. Life is not a straight line or staircase… it’s a roller coaster! And when we’re about to drop or go upside down of course we’re going to feel afraid … but that’s part of the experience. A roller coaster without any steep drops or crazy loops wouldn’t be any fun. Just like a life without any struggles or hardship wouldn’t feel very rewarding.

While there will be moments over the coming weeks and months where you will be tested, challenged and stretched, The Wheel of Fortune card reminds you that this is what a human experience is all about. There is value in both our positive and our negative experiences should we seek it.

We are asked to deepen our perspective this year and to look for the big picture reasons why we are experiencing what we’re experiencing.  We are being asked not to resist our negative emotions, but to embrace and learn from them — and to take this compassionate perspective out into the world.

You are exactly where you are supposed to be. What you are experiencing now is giving you the tools, insight and power you need to create the life you’ve always desired and dreamed of. Stay open and focused and the seeds you plant and nurture this winter will blossom into magic you experience for the rest of your life.

alexwebs-83Alex Carruthers is an intuitive life coach and writer. She helps women embrace their spiritual gifts, heal their hearts and change the world. Originally a journalist, Alex went through a radical awakening in her early twenties that put her on a path of personal healing and opened her up to the world of metaphysics and spirituality. Through her coaching programs, intuitive tarot readings and shamanic healing sessions she helps women connect more deeply with their own intuition and step into their power so that they can transform their lives.

To learn more about Alex and working with her visit alexcarruthers.co. You can also follow her readings and inspiring daily posts on Instagram (@alexcarruthers.co).

 

The Holiday 2017 Guide to Gifting with Intention

 

It’s the time of year where party time tends to trump time spent on your mat! So…..  we came up with this holiday guide to help inspire your gift giving for the yoga lovers, wellness enthusiasts and meditators in your life. Here’s our favourite products to keep you and your loved ones focussed on your physical and spiritual health into the new year!

  1. Inner Fire

2G2A1838_2000xInner Fire creates beautiful, high quality, suuuuuper comfy lifestyle clothing that fosters connection and honours Mother Earth.  We basically live in these Flower of Life leggings and everyone we know has these on their Holiday wish list!

 

 

2. Tiny Devotions

We obviously looove our mala beads and Tiny Devotions  is the original creator of gemstone malas. They have stepped up their mala game this year with their Limitless Collection. The Limitless mala is the first interchangeable mala in the universe. We love that you can change up your intentions with your fave guru stones. There are hundreds of combos and Tiny Devotions is always adding new amplifiers to this growing collection.

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3. ToeSox

We love that the ToeSox intention is to create products that enhance and support natural movement! We rock our Sox during Barre and pilates classes, so this is perfect gift for your ballerina bestie or fit mama who is all about working her core on those reformers we love to hate.

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4. La Vie Boheme Yoga

Who doesn’t need (or want) a mat that’s both beautiful AND extra comfy.  La Vie Boheme Yoga has chosen every single piece of their collection to represent their love of beautiful prints, and colors as well as functionality and comfort for daily practice.  We are in hearts with the starry vibes of the Celestial Hot Towel Mat. One for a gift and one for me?

 

 

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5. Christine Russell of 889 and doTERRA

Christine Russell, founder of 889 Yoga Studio and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate can’t say enough good things about the doTERRA  Balance essential oil, and we are right there with her!
This warm and woodsy blend is perfect for grounding, calm and an overall sense of well being. It’s ideal for the oil junkies in your life who’ve always got their diffuser on! We will be slipping these into a bunch of stockings this year.

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6. Philosophie

Eating clean can be one of life’s biggest struggles (especially during the Holidays), but Philosophie by yoga superstar Sophie Jaffe  is providing us with food that makes life better!! Her Coconut Butters and Superfood Honeys make your avocado toast ooooh so much better. And don’t get us started on her Philosophie Powders …  your morning smoothie will never be the same! We are upping our dose of these healthy treats to balance out all those Holiday cookies. (Read: wine)Philosophie 3

 

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BONUS: For the Stocking
It’s high time yoKrisCarr-Collageu gave yourself (or your bestie!) a healthy dose of self-love with Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Love Notes.

This 52-card deck features gorgeous illustrations by artist Lori Portka that serve as gentle yet powerful reminders to help you care for and appreciate yourself at the deepest level.

 

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Chocolate Berry Smoothie Bowl

Hey Everyone!

I’m so happy to be back on Blog 108!  Last time I was here I got the chance to talk about one of my favourite topics: how to develop mindfulness in our overwhelming, material world (you can find those posts here and here).

Today I get to talk about another one of my fave things: smoothie bowls!  I am obsessed with all of the amazing smoothie bowls floating around Instagra, and am especially in love with Taline Gabriel’s feed- it’s unreal!!  So I thought it’d be fun to make a bowl inspired by her bowls.

This was soo fun to make, and actually doesn’t take much time at all- and it’s delicious!  So win, win, win.  Hope you love it as much as I do. ☺

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2 frozen bananas
1 cup raspberries
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp cacao powder
½ cup nut milk (I use cashew milk)

TOPPINGS

Shredded coconut
Blueberries
Frozen raspberries
Cacao nibs
Chia seeds
Mangos (cut into star shapes using a cookie cutter)

Blend up the smoothie bowl based, pour into a bowl and then top with your toppings of choice!  The ones I used are listed above, but you can use whatever you’d like!

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Kate is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Halifax.  You can find her online at her site, and on Instagram

One thought on “Chocolate Berry Smoothie Bowl

  1. Jade

    Sounds delicious! can’t wait to try this out! ant thing i could use to replace the cocao powder or nibs? P.S welcome back!!! 🙂

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Tiny Devotions Limitless Mala: 90+ ways to rock your mala

 

You were born Limitless.  Take a moment and let that sink in, revel in that glorious, refreshing knowledge of your infinite possibilities. There were no preconceived plans for you the day you came into this earth. There are no rules you need to abide by, no predetermined path you are forced to follow.  You can do/be/go anything and anywhere, you the only thing stopping yourself, is you.

We are obsessed with creating the most beautiful, meaningful, and useful mala beads to help guide you on your journey inwards. We’ve spent the last 8 years soaking up all the information our tribe has shared with us, and one of the recurring struggles the majority are faced with is change; too much change, not enough change, and especially, unwanted change.  We knew that we needed create a set of mala beads that would help all of us embrace the change.

Introducing the Limitless Mala, the first interchangeable set of mala beads. A meditation tool as dynamic as its wearer, this ever evolving collection allows you to harness the healing and restorative power of gemstones, and change up the combinations with your needs.  You can easily pair different crystals with different outfits, and wear different intentions on different days.

Start with the Limitless base that’s calling your name. Follow your intuition and choose the mala bead necklace that most aligns with the intentions you are looking to manifest right now.

https://shop.lovetinydevotions.com/collections/limitless-malasOnce you have decided on the mala bead necklace, it’s super simple to level up your intentions with one of our many interchangeable Limitless Amplifiers! These beautiful gemstones and tassels are easy to attach to your mala, and allow you change the intention you are wearing at the drop of a hat!

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The beauty of the Limitless Mala is you don’t have to limit (ha!) yourself at all.  You are free to create the perfect set of mala beads for you right now.  And if that changes next week, it’s as easy as wearing a different combination of Limitless mala beads and amplifier that better reflects who you are at that moment in time.

Always remember your only limit is yourself, so be Limitless.

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Spirituality For Success – Unlocking your Spiritual Side for more Success as an Entrepreneur

What if I told you unlocking your spiritual side will increase your success as an entrepreneur, would you believe me?

You might be sceptical, just as I was. Having graduated in business and being an entrepreneur since my twenties, I was hard to woo. I was a toughened business woman who believed in traditional business and marketing methods.

That was until I hit rock bottom and felt that I had failed my first business, my kids and my family. In the depths of my downward spiral, I discovered mentors who believed in greater powers and Universal energies. I became obsessed with self-development, the Law of Attraction and I even googled ‘how to meditate’.

I began to find peace in meditation and realised that for years, I had been hiding under lots of masks and the pretence of having everything together. My inner being had felt the opposite. With some of the masks removed and a stripping of my soul, I connected to my inner most truth and began to absorb support from these Universal powers.

Success was an inside game. Everything I had followed for years had failed me. I was not the failure. My beliefs were.

With a spiritual backpack on my back, I began to rebuild myself and found that my day to day experience was shifting from that of anxiety to tranquillity, newfound freedom and hope. Over time I began to witness lots of small miracles in my life. But I was also hit with great earthquakes too, taking me out of my zone. Each time I fell, I used every spiritual tool and practice I knew to realign myself for success and miracles. It was the most unglamorous awakening ever but totally worth it.

As the Universe would have it, I manifested the divine download to work with other entrepreneurs and mentor them around growing their business from a spiritual perspective. As soon as I began talking about the two together, my growth as a coach exploded.

Here are some tips to allow spirituality to enhance your success as an entrepreneur:

1 Have a non-negotiable spiritual practice that allows you to connect with universal energy or whatever you believe in, on a daily basis.

2 Challenge yourself to use your intuition as a sounding board for making those business decisions. Meditate, go within, or journal when you are faced with opportunities and decisions. Your intuition always knows what’s best.

3 Ask for Universal support when you feel fearful or are pushed outside your comfort zone. Recognise your fear as the voice of the ego, your dark side. My clients have overcome fear of visibility, fear of speaking their truth and fear of sharing their message with the World, by relying on spiritual tools.

4 Trust that you are supported unconditionally. Stop relying on your own strength to be successful. Know that you are being guided, watched over and supported, and feel the relief in your energy.

5 Be the light. Lead with light and love always. So many entrepreneurs are thinking ‘what’s in it for me?’. When you shift away from ego based thoughts towards loving thoughts and being of service to your clients, your business will grow tenfold.

6 Practice gratitude every day to get into the highest vibration possible. Allow yourself to get into the feeling of being grateful. It’s easy to say you’re grateful or to think it, but actually feeling it, is where the magic begins. This sends a signal to the Universe that you are ready for more miracles in your life and business.

7 Ask yourself what is the ‘higher good’ of your business. Why are you doing this work and what purpose does it serve. When you can tap into your ‘why’ on a deeper level, your success will be magnified.

8 Get grounded to take massive action. Achieving balance between spirituality and business is key to success. Allow your spiritual practice to fuel your growth so that you achieve more and burnout less.

9 Use your energy to feed your growth. Energetic marketing has been transformational for my clients as they step into new beliefs about themselves and attract a tribe that vibes with them. Imagine everything you put out into the World being reciprocated back to you. Raised consciousness allows more fun, freedom and abundance.

10 Invite your Higher Self to every party! Celebrate all of your wins and thank your Higher Self for showing up. The more you celebrate the small wins, the bigger the successes that come your way.

Have fun with your spiritual growth and enjoy even more success!

Lynne (22 of 60)Join Lynne at High Vibe Live a Luxury retreat for Spiritual, Life, Business & Health Coaches taking place on November 6-8 at the Luxury Galgorm Resort & Spa in Belfast, Ireland. Learn more here.

Lynne Taggart is a Motivational Speaker, Business Coach and Success Strategist who works with Spiritual Entrepreneurs, supporting them to step into the best version of themselves and elevate their success.She believes that success comes from your inner self mastery, tuning into your Higher Self and a connection to Universal energies.

Lynne has built a multi 6 figure business, through online Coaching, Group Programs and live events. She is the founder of Soul Biz Mastery, High Vibe Live luxury retreats and the High Vibe Mentorship. She is a Mum, Essential Oil lover, and loves to travel.

Lynne is a Gabby Bernstein Spirit Junkie Masterclass Level 1 and Level 2 Graduate and a May Cause Miracles Practitioner. Lynne has been an entrepreneur for over 12 years, having graduated in Business Management and has supported many business owners with their growth.

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Using the Breath to Uplift Your Energy

The breath is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal for altering negative thought patterns and staying centered in the present moment. Simply taking a moment during the day to close your eyes and breathe deeply makes such a difference in terms of your mood, mindset and even your productivity levels.

There are endless yogic breathing techniques you can try to engage your parasympathetic nervous system and feel more peaceful within minutes. Breathing truly is one of the most effective methods for calming the mind and uplifting your mood, and the best part is that you can seamlessly incorporate these exercises into your day without disrupting your schedule.

To get you started, here are five tips for using the breath to uplift your energy and stay focused:

1. Add a mala to the mix. Using your mala beads during your breathing or meditation practice image3can add a grounding, calming method as it gives you a tangible object to hold onto as you find your zen. All the Tiny Devotions malas make for lovely meditation tools, but the Amethyst Om Mala is especially useful for opening and clearing the mind during your practice.

2. Keep the spine long and erect. While you can choose to lie down during your breathing practice, this often leads to accidental nap time! Instead, try sitting cross legged, propped up on a block or a pillow, with your spine erect, shoulders down and the crown of th
e head leading up towards the sky. This will ensure the energy is flowing freely throughout your body and lead to a more effective practice.

3. Set the mood. While you may be at the office or in a public washroom during your breathing practice, do your best to find or create a space that feels peaceful to you. If you’re at home, light candles and keep elements of nature nearby like crystals, plants or water fixtures. This will help to amplify the healing powers of the breath and really set the tone for your meditation practice.

4. Inhale slowly through the nose for four counts, hold the breath for four counts and exhale for four counts, then try counting each inhale and exhale up to ten. As you focus on counting your inhales and exhales, you’ll find your mind beginning to slow down and the relaxation response kicking in. If you give the mind an occupation other than worrying, fretting or making endless to-do lists, you’ll find yourself feeling more zen in no time.

5. Meditate on the breath. Think about the coolness of the air coming in through your nostrils and the warm air coming out to stay centred during your breathing practice. Or, imagine the breath coming in through the bottom of your feet and leaving through the top of your head as you exhale. You could also imagine the breath as bright, white light travelling through your entire system, cleansing the organs and tissues in your body and bringing peace to your entire being. Get creative and think of a few visualization techniques that work for you to support your practice.

How do you use the breath to uplift your energy? Let us know in the comments below!

Screen Shot 2017-08-29 at 10.59.47 AMBorn and raised in Toronto, Kenzie is a writer, blogger and yoga teacher. She loves all things beautiful, magical and free-spirited, and she’s passionate about seeking inspiration everywhere.

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National Chocolate Day

One of the best days of the year has FINALLY rolled back around… National Chocolate Day is here!  My first instinct was to celebrate this glorious day with a mocha  and chocolate donut for breakfast, chocolate cake for lunch, chocolate ice cream for dinner and my body weight in Milk Chocolate Lindts for dessert.  However, for obvious reasons , I don’t think that’s really the best idea.

Still, determined to celebrate, I meandered my way into my kitchen this morning to see what goodies I could whip up using one of my all time favourite ingredients. I found my 24%, Dutch process cocoa powder, some brown sugar and my trusty coconut oil.  These three simple ingredients make the most perfect lip scrub you could ever need.  The brown sugar exfoliates, the coconut oil moisturizes, and the cocoa powder makes it smell (and taste) amazing. My lips are so silky soft now, and prepped for all the beautiful fall lipstick shades I’ve been itching to use ever since the first leaf fell off my tree last week.

LipScrubJust mix ½ cup of coconut oil with 2 cups of brown sugar and 3 tbsp of cocoa powder. If you’re feeling adventurous add a little peppermint essential oil or even some high quality vanilla extract!  That’s really all there is too it, and you can keep it in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Thoroughly satisfied with myself for finding the perfect way to celebrate International Chocolate Day without having to do endless burpies the next day, I went rummaging through my fridge for a snack.  Inspiration hit the second my eyes landed on the greek yogurt.  I often plaster it all over my face to help reduce fine lines, dissolve dead skin and tighten my pores. It also works great as a deep conditioner in my hair!  In my world, greek yogurt can do no wrong.    

I spooned some into a bowl, added a tbsp of honey, and a heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder, and proceeded to paint the delicious mixture all over my face.  Honey is amazingly moisturizing, and really amps up that glow we are always searching for. It also has a ton of antioxidants, which help slow the aging process. Cocoa powder is also packed with antioxidants, which help repair skin cells.I let my mask sit for 20 minutes, and gently wiped it off with a warm, damp cloth.  Followed up with my favorite moisturizer, and my face has never felt so refreshed!

All it took was six simple ingredients and 40 minutes (including a 15 minute yoga flow while my mask worked it’s magic) to a bright, tight and smooth face.  If you ask me, that is the best way to celebrate a day like today without overindulging!  Don’t get me wrong though, I still had a chocolate bar.

Chocolate Lip Scrub
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
2 Cups Brown Sugar
3 TBSP Cocoa Powder

Mix all ingredients together to form a paste.
Can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months

Chocolate Face Mask
1/4 cup Full Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
1 TBSP Honey
1 TBSP Cocoa Powder

Mix all ingredients together.
Paint on your face, and let sit for 15-20 minutes
Gently wipe off with a warm damp washcloth

 

 

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How Gratitude Helps Us Deal With Change

Back to school is a time of change for many families. Whether it’s our children going to school for the first time or becoming empty nesters, change is always a part of this time of the year. For many of us, it can also be a difficult time as we adjust from a carefree summer to the organization and scheduling that tends to rule our lives when our kids are in school. How could we use gratitude to help us deal with all of these changes?

Personally, I am super excited for the beginning of school. As a work from home parent, it’s not always easy to get much work done in the summer, so I find gratitude in the return to a regular routine. It’s not the same for everyone however and for many parents, the return to school can be a very emotional time.

How does gratitude help?

Let’s say you’re finding it difficult to say goodbye to summer. It feels like it’s gone by far too quickly and there wasn’t enough time to check off everything on your summer to-do list. A great place to start would be to review your summer in detail. Take a look at the camera roll on your phone and choose some of the highlights. Make a list of all of the fun things you did together! You can even take it one step further and print out a few photos to make a small album. Each photo provides an opportunity to give thanks for a new memory that was created. Keep your album in your purse or on your desk and when you’re feeling sad about the end of the summer, flip through the photos with gratitude.

Dealing with little ones going to school for the first time

Four years ago, I put my 3 year old daughter on the school bus for the first time. She insisted that she wanted to take the bus on her first day. I wasn’t so sure about it; however I wanted to allow her to be independent. It was a tough day for me, and I know there were tears. Using gratitude can help turn these difficult moments around for us.

Here are some of the things we can be grateful for on the first day of school:

  • A public education system. For most of us, our children can attend school at no extra cost to the parents as our public school systems are paid for by our taxes. In many developing countries, families have to find a way to pay tuition for school in order for their children to attend school at all.
  • School bus transportation. This is easy to take for granted since in most communities, there is busing available for students who live outside of walking distance to school. School buses are one of the safest ways for our children to arrive at school (16 times safer than travelling by car).
  • Teachers who are willing to teach our children. It’s true that not every teacher loves their job and that some teachers aren’t passionate about their work. However I would say that in my experience, the majority of teachers that I know are very passionate about their work and take their job very seriously. Even if you’re not happy with the teacher that your child has this year, thankfully they will be exposed to many other teachers and staff throughout their day. And sometimes that other teacher may make all of the difference in the world.
  • School supplies. This is a hot topic on social media. Should parents be buying school supplies or not? Let’s choose to avoid the controversy and be thankful that we have access to everything our kids could possibly ever need for school, at super low prices. Years ago I visited the Dominican Republic and on our trip we had the chance to pack backpacks full of school supplies for the kids from a nearby village. Giving those kids about $20 worth of school supplies was an incredible feeling because most of them would not have any if it wasn’t for the generosity of others.
  • A full lunch box. If you were able to fill your child’s lunch box this morning, give thanks. Again, we hear a lot of grumbling on social media about making school lunches. This summer I volunteered at the Food4Kids program to pack summer food packs. During the school year, there are 400 kids in my own community that don’t have enough food to eat on the weekends and also rely on school food programs for food all week.
  • New shoes and clothing. Back to school shopping can be expensive, especially for those with larger families or that have uniforms to buy. For most of, we can figure out how to pay for these items and send our kids to school well-dressed with shoes that fit. I just finished reading An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff. It’s the story of the relationship between Laura, a 35 year old sales executive, and Maurice, an 11 year old panhandler. When she shares his struggles about going to school in smelly, dirty clothes that don’t fit … it’s a great reminder of how blessed we are.

What are some things that you can be grateful for this month? How can you use these simple gratitude reminders to help you get through these times of change?

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Julie Boyer’s mission in life is to inspire people to build their lives on a foundation of gratitude through her brand, Wake Up With Gratitude™. Julie’s first book, 30 Days of Gratitude, The Gratitude Program That Will Change Your Life, became an Amazon bestseller when it was released in May 2013. She is also the founder of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Program, a healthy, whole food detox that nourishes your body at the cellular level. Julie also loves to mentor and develop leaders through her mentorship program as well. A former triathlete, Julie has completed 3 full Ironman Distance triathlons. Julie lives in Ontario, Canada with her 6 year old daughter and husband Dan. She can be reached on her blogInstagramTwitter and Facebook.

The Dreamer Mala

Life holds special magic for those who dare to dream. This Mala is for the girl who lets her imagination run away with her.

Tassels are symbolic of lotus blossoms and represent enlightenment. The strands combine together into one, symbolizing our connection to the Divine and to each other. Oneness. The top of the tassel signifies the link between all beings of the universe.

Grey Agate is known as a very protective stone. The intricate movements within this crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thought and inner truths.

Moonstone is known as the stone of dreams + energy. Moonstone is said to encourage hope, as well as enhance feminine energies and intuition. Moonstone is the perfect stone for those looking to amplify their energy and enhance their spiritual growth.

Sandalwood is a very calming spiritual wood that gives off a soothing scent. It is known to attract positive energy and clear perception.

Blush Pink Tassel | Grey Agate | Moonstone | Sandalwood

Hang Length | 21 inches

Protect Your Magic Mala

This Mala is a reminder that there is magic in your soul. Use it.

Tassels are symbolic of lotus blossoms and represent enlightenment. The strands combine together into one, symbolizing our connection to the Divine and to each other. Oneness. The top of the tassel signifies the link between all beings of the universe

Labradorite is known as the Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. It is said to awaken intuition and psychic abilities

Black Onyx is believed to dispel negative energy and promote emotional well-being. It is said to bring alignment while connecting you with higher power. Onyx is also said to inspire vigor and strength.

Rudraksha is known for its healing elements, said to inspire positivity + shield against negativity.

Hang Length | 20 inches

Black Tassel | Labradorite | Black Onyx | Rudraksha

Oracle Mala

For the girl who is as wise as she is strong, who lives her life with an authority others look up to. 

Tassels are symbolic of lotus blossoms and represent enlightenment. The strands combine together into one, symbolizing our connection to the Divine and to each other. Oneness. The top of the tassel signifies the link between all beings of the universe.

Opalite is a stone that vibrates high, full of the energies of wisdom and insight. It can be used to enhance your innate knowledge, and help to connect you to your intuition.

Sodalite comes from the earth’s core. It is said to bridge our subconscious + conscious mind to connect our thoughts to feelings, provide clarity for the mind and aid in decision making. Sodalite is also said to encourage truth and intuition, making it the perfect gemstone for setting your next intention.

Rudraksha seeds are known for their protective and healing elements. They are believed to guide spiritual journeys. Rudraksha is known to increase abundance and prosperity.

Opalite | Sodalite | Rudraksha

Hang Length | 19.5 inches

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Think Abundantly, Live Abundantly

When we think of abundance, we tend to see dollar signs dancing before our eyes. But holding an attitude of abundance means so much more than having money in the bank: we can be abundant in all areas of our lives from time, to love, to health.

How can we cultivate an attitude of abundance in our daily lives? Using your thoughts to gravitate towards feeling more abundant every day is one way to bring more good into your life. Although it’s not always easy to control your mind, the more you focus on it, the more it will begin to feel like second nature.

To get you started, here are three steps towards thinking and living abundantly:

Be conscious of your beliefs

What are your true, core beliefs about life? This may take some time to figure out, but we all have deep-seated thoughts and feelings about the way the world works and what is truly possible for us. Maybe your parents instilled in you a fear of being destitute, and you’ve carried this belief into adulthood. Whether you have negative beliefs about work, money, or relationships, take a moment to jot them down honestly in a journal without judgment. You may be surprised to find out what you really think about the world and yourself.

Affirm the positive

Once you have your beliefs out on the table, flip each belief on its head by pairing it up with a positive affirmation. Maybe you’ve always believed your dream of being a famous singer is impossible, or that you’ll never find your soul mate. Whatever it is, jot down a more positive, good-feeling belief next to it. Even if you don’t believe the positive affirmation yet, write it down anyway and commit it to memory.

Focus on feeling abundant

Now that you’ve established a better feeling thought for each of your negative beliefs, all you have to do is focus on the positive thought. Every time you feel a negative feeling creeping up, take a deep inhale and exhale it out completely through the mouth. Remember your positive affirmations, and try to bring a more abundant feeling into your awareness. Every time you feel small, shrunken, depleted or yucky, that’s your body telling you that you’re focusing on a negative belief and straying from the path of abundance. Use the way you feel as a compass, and your breath as a tool for ridding yourself of stuck emotions. Keep the inhales and exhales flowing freely and deeply, and you’re one step closer to bringing abundance into every area of your life.

How do you live abundantly each day? What tools, rituals and practices do you like to use to cultivate abundance in your life?

Screen Shot 2017-08-29 at 10.59.47 AMBorn and raised in Toronto, Kenzie is a writer, blogger and yoga teacher. She loves all things beautiful, magical and free-spirited, and she’s passionate about seeking inspiration everywhere. Kenzie also writes young adult novels, which you can find on Wattpad (http://my.w.tt/UiNb/lQr2X68ODF)

Breakthrough Mala Bracelet

Sometimes there is more to it than putting in the work. You can plan and scheme and act, but part of the mystery will always come from the universe. You don’t know when your a-ha moment will come, but you have to be prepared to receive it when it comes knocking.

Clear quartz is a powerful clarifying stone. It amplifies and directs energy. It will help you gain clarity on what you really want, and aid in decision making. Learn to say no to what you don’t want to do, and clear space for your dreams to come true.

Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone that works on the emotional, spiritual and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience + peace.

Rock crystal is known as one of the most powerful healing stones. It is believed to intensify prayer and aid in visualization, a powerful stone for creating the vision of your future.

Rosewood is known as a protective wood that creates a shield around you, protecting you from negative energy. Rosewood can help manifest what you desire, dream, and need.

Pairs with the Breakthrough Mala 

One size fits all. Adjustable string fitting 5 inch-8 inch wrist.

Amethyst Om Mala Bracelet

The answers you seek come when the mind is still. Breathe. Believe. Receive. Om

Amethyst is a powerful and stunning gemstone which vibrates a beautiful spiritual energy to enhance awareness. It is believed to further help cultivate tranquility, peace and calmness within you. Amethyst is said to hold a strong healing + cleansing power.

Opalite is a milky iridescent stone that is said to enhance psychic abilities and visions when placed on the Crown Chakra. It is believed to bring an understanding of your true self, raise hope and lessen anxiety.

Rudraksha is believed to promote healing and positivity. It is said to guide journeys and shield from negative energies.

Pairs with the Amethyst Om Mala 

One size fits all. Adjustable string fitting 5 inch-8 inch wrist.

Trust the Process Mala Bracelet

Your vision is clear. You have dreamed, meditated, and sought the advice of experts, visionaries, and mystics. You have set goals with intention and have vowed to the universe that you will reach your full potential

White Jade encourages focus, and is known to filter out distractions, empowering you to focus on what really matters. It improves your bond with your set intentions and its energy is said to increase concentration.

Amazonite is a peaceful and calming stone. The counterbalance to your hustle and go lifestyle, it reminds you to center yourself in serenity in the midst of the chaos of everyday life.

Black Onyx is a stone of protection and strength. It is believed to aid in repelling negative energy. It will encourage you to find your inner source of strength.

Sandalwood is a sacred material believed to attract positive energy and clear perception. It gives off a soothing scent, believed to transform one’s desires and help maintain alertness while meditating.

Pairs with the Trust the Process Mala  

One size fits all. Adjustable string fitting 5 inch-8 inch wrist.

Mama Mala Bracelet

She’s the person we strive to become. Endlessly forgiving, unconditionally loving. Beautifully courageous. Our best friend. The wisest teacher. The shoulder that will always be there to cry on. Protective, patient and kind.

Rose Quartz is said to heal anxiety, replacing worry and fear with a feeling of calm + reassurance. Called The Stone of Love, Rose Quartz carries loving energies of forgiveness, tolerance and compassion; teaching us to apply this unconditional love to ourselves and others the same way a Mother would.

Smokey Quartz is believed to be centring + grounding. It is said to transform negative energies into positive and provide physical and psychic protection.

Sandalwood is a very calming spiritual wood that gives off a soothing scent. It is known to attract positive energy and clear perception.

Pairs with the Mama Mala 

One size fits all. Adjustable string fitting 5 inch-8 inch wrist.

Amethyst Limitless Mala

You are powerful, you are beautiful, and you are limitless. Within you lies the strength and determination to overcome any obstacle in your way. This customizable Mala necklace serves to remind you that you have the ability to rise above your circumstances and manifest your heart’s desire.

Amethyst is a stone with calming energy, believed to foster balance, patience, and peace. It has been used for centuries to connect to the Divine and increase psychic awareness.

Customize your Mala to be as limitless as you are by adding interchangeable gurus: 

Click here to see all our limitless amplifiers

Rose Gold Seed of Life Ring

The Seed of Life represents creation, manifestation, and wholeness. Tap into your extraordinary and inherent power of manifestation. This Seed of Life ring serves as daily encouragement to tune into your truest dreams and desires and gently guiding them to the surface. This symbol of sacred geometry aims to assist you in designing a life of love. Tune into yourself, trust the universe, and let it happen.

The Seed of Life’s sacred geometry is composed of seven overlapping circles. The number seven channels the powers of the universe and vibrates with the energies of spiritual awakening. Representing cycles and infinite possibilities, this ring holds a fertile energy which initiates new beginnings.

Manifest your wishes + create a life of love.

Rose Gold is symbolic of all love energies, including self love and a love for life. It is believed to encourage feelings of warmth and gratitude. It welcomes abundance, compassion, and courage to the wearer.

Rose Gold 14k-Plated Brass with adjustable open backing.
Size | 1.5 in
Fits ring sizes 6 – 11.


 

Gold Seed of Life Ring

The Seed of Life represents creation, manifestation, and wholeness. Tap into your extraordinary and inherent power of manifestation. This Seed of Life ring serves as daily encouragement to tune into your truest dreams and desires and gently guiding them to the surface. This symbol of sacred geometry aims to assist you in designing a life of love. Tune into yourself, trust the universe, and let it happen.

The Seed of Life’s sacred geometry is composed of seven overlapping circles. The number seven channels the powers of the universe and vibrates with the energies of spiritual awakening. Representing cycles and infinite possibilities, this ring holds a fertile energy which initiates new beginnings.

Manifest your wishes + create a life of love.

Gold is symbolic is symbolic of prosperity + success. It is believed to encourage feelings of self-worth and perseverance. It welcomes passion, confidence and wisdom to the wearer.

Gold 14k-Plated Brass with adjustable open backing.
Size | 1.5 in
Fits ring sizes 6 – 11.

 

What is Sacred Geometry?

 

Sacred Geometry has been around for thousands of years and is recognized in cultures around the world. We’ve compiled a brief explanation on the Seed of Life, Flower of Life and Sri Yantra  and how it can bring you closer to aligning your soul to your higher self.

Happy manifesting- xx

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How to Choose your Mala Beads

One of the most common questions from our Tiny Devotions tribe is “How on Earth are you supposed to pick between all of these beautiful malas?

{sidenote: to any newbies reading this, “mala” is the slang or short form for mala beads}

Ok, back to helping you choose! We hear this story all the time. Your meditation practice is developing, your spiritual awareness is growing, and you’ve decided that a set of mala beads could be the tool that takes your growth to the next level. The question is…which mala?

We get it. You’ve hit a roadblock of decision fatigue, FOMO (fear of missing out on “the one” soulmate mala) and you don’t know where to go from here…

You might be wondering, do you choose by what gemstone you’re drawn to? Colors you love? Shapes you’re attracted to? Or just by the intention that you’re trying to manifest?  

The good news is, there really isn’t a wrong answer here. You can choose a mala by any one or all of these aspects. To help you make it over the hump of mala indecision, here are some factors to consider on your journey to finding the perfect mala for you right now:

Intuition

One approach to choosing the perfect set of mala beads is letting your intuition guide you. You know that gut feeling you get when you just know. That’s the best feeling in the world, because your inner voice is coming through loud and clear. When you hear this voice, LISTEN, it’s your intuition talking!  

Here are some questions to ask yourself to tap into your intuition when choosing a mala:

What was the first mala you were drawn to? This is most likely the perfect one for you! Never doubt your magic.

What set of mala beads can you just not get out of your head? This could be a sign that this is your best choice!  

Intention

Another key element in choosing your mala is connecting it to the intention(s) that you are looking to manifest.

Your intention is personal to your journey and only you can decide the goals you are working to accomplish. You may be looking to attract more abundance, find a soul mate or live a more calm and balanced life.

Ask yourself questions like:

What do I want to create in my life?
What am I working on professionally, emotionally or spiritually?
What am I struggling with or challenged by?

If you aren’t clear on your intention, these questions should help guide you.

But you might be wondering how your intention relates to mala beads? One of the coolest things about mala beads are their metaphysical properties. Everything is made up of energy and vibration and the sacred materials we use are no different.

  • Gemstones and Crystals: Our mala beads are made with semi-precious gemstones and crystals that  each have their own individual vibrations. So if your intention is to find more love, that aligns to an energy of a specific gemstones (ie. rose quartz in this instance). There are so many possibilities with intentions and gemstones (Check out our crystal guide for more deets).  When this energy aligns with your intention it amplifies and supports you in manifesting your desires!   
  • Sacred Materials: Similar to crystals, our sacred base materials including: Rudraksha seeds, Sandalwood + Rosewood are all believed to have their own unique healing properties.  Sandalwood is believed to have calming and meditative qualities, rudraksha seeds are believed to be healing and rosewood is believed to have protective qualities.

There is real power in physically wearing your intention by rocking mala beads each day. It makes your goal(s) feel tangible at every moment. Each time you catch a glimpse of your mala, feel its weight on your chest, or absentmindedly play with it, you are reminded to stay focused on your chosen path and connect with your intention.

Beauty

Finally, beauty is a key element to choosing the perfect mala beads for you. We believe that things that you are drawn to are integral in your healing. Whether it’s a beautiful landscape, a cute animal or a gorgeous mala. Surrounding yourself with beautiful and uplifting things is powerful.

  • Color: The colors we are drawn to tell us a lot about our inner world. It’s believed that certain colors are therapeutic and can contribute to our healing. There are so many colors in the world and each person has different colors they are individually drawn to – honor that.

Some things to consider:

What’s your favourite color?
Which colors give you a sense of calm or burst of energy?
What is your favourite room in your home? What color is it?
What colors do you like wearing the most?  

Take a moment to look around your most sacred environments and your most treasured belongings and figure out why you love them so much. Is there a trend with color?

  • Shape: Most of our mala beads, with the exception of tassel malas, have guru stones, or the 109th bead on them. There are a variety of different shapes of these key larger stones. Find a mala with a shape that you connect with like oval, pear or nugget. Or maybe you prefer tassels for their length and  flow of movement.

The bottom line is that shapes are sacred and important. Have you ever heard of sacred geometry? There are sacred universal patterns made up of interlocking shapes used in the design of nearly everything in our reality.

Selecting a mala is the perfect time to slow down and enjoy some personal reflection. We suggest lighting some candles, putting on your favourite album, comfiest clothes, and getting cozy in your favourite space.  Block out the distractions from the rest of the world, and really bring your focus inwards.

Try writing down your goals, struggles, dreams and intentions to see if there is a common thread. Often your subconscious has already started pushing you in the direction you want to be travelling, stop fighting it and listen!

Most importantly,  whether you choose your mala based on your intuition, the intention of the gemstones, crystals and sacred materials, or by how beautiful you find it,  remember to take your time, travel within, and be true to yourself!

If you need a little guidance, our gurus are always here to help point you in the right direction.  Reach out to us at tribe@tinydevotions.com

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Crystal Guide

Gemstones have some of the strongest frequencies in the Universe, and are worn for their healing qualities. Each stone is believed to radiate its own unique energy and positive vibes.

So, what are you manifesting next? Here’s our guide to what intentions are aligned with each gemstone:

CrystalGuide

You can always shop by gemstone at Tiny Devotions here

 

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New Moon Manifesting: Four Essential Oils to Help You Attract What You Want into Your Life

The New moon is a time of new beginnings and an opportunity to plant seeds for what you would like to grow in your life. We do this by setting intentions on the new moon and beginning the process of manifestation. It’s important to get clear about what you really want to create in your future and essential oils are the perfect thing to help you with this!  Because the new moon is about positive change, it is associated with optimism and taking action. All four oils embody this sentiment and can be used aromatically and topically during your new moon ritual.

Wild Orange:  Known as the oil of “abundance”, Wild Orange is an uplifting citrus oil that inspires good fortune. We all want more abundance in our life whether it comes in the form of more love, time or wealth. When we are beginning the process of manifesting on the new moon, it is important to come from a place of abundance and not from a place of scarcity. Wild Orange helps us to release any beliefs around lack that can come in the form of fear, anxiety or perfectionism. As we let go of these thought patterns we tune into an abundant vibration which allows us to receive throughout the rest of the moon cycle. You can use Wild Orange on your diffuser mala while setting your intentions and/or place a drop on the paper you are writing the intentions on.

Encouraging Blend: This blend of citrus and mint oils (peppermint, clementine, coriander, Basil, Melissa) is the ideal blend to motivate you to sit down and get clear about what intentions and goals you want to set for the month ahead and the future. The universe is much quicker to respond to what we want to manifest when we are crystal clear about our desires and dreams. Taking the time to really think about what you want to call in to your life is the perfect activity do with a drop of this blend on your heart chakra or on a diffuser bracelet. This blend is also known for helping you to reconnect with your desire to serve others and align with your larger purpose.

FullSizeRender (15)Lavender: Thought of as the oil of “communication,” Lavender helps us clearly speak of our needs and wants. As we connect to our deepest desires on the new moon, lavender supports us in clearly communicating this with the universe. It allows us to connect honestly with our emotions and thoughts that we may be resisting. Any possible fears we have about our dreams and goals can be brought to the surface and released with lavender.   A drop of this oil on your throat chakra or on your mala necklace is perfect to make a part of your new moon ritual.  

Clary Sage: Widely accepted as the oil of “clarity,” Clary Sage aids us in changing our perceptions and allows to see what is really in front of us. When we use clary sage on the new moon we become open to new ideas and experiences. As we begin to set intentions on the new moon and think about what we want to see and feel in the future this oil helps us expand our vision and think big. Any blocks we have dissipate and we become open to all the possibilities.  A drop of Clary Sage is ideal for your third eye chakra or in a diffuser.   

What do you want to manifest this month? Grab your favorite oil and set aside some time to write your intentions, dreams and goals down!

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Jessica is a Canadian therapist, children’s yoga teacher, essential oil educator and mother of two. Her mission is to empower women to become the healers of their homes and take control of their healing with essential oils! Jessica leads an international team of over 700 women who share this mission. She and her oil girl gang teach classes around the world to teach people how to use essential oils to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. Join her on Instagram (@lightandlotus) for daily inspiration!
Website | Instagram | Facebook

Turquoise Howlite Communication Amplifier

Customize your Limitless Mala by choosing the Guru that amplifies your spiritual aspirations. Meditate on your ultimate purpose, and focus all your energy on creating space for it in your life. 

The Turquoise Howlite Communication Amplifier magnifies the properties of Turquoise Howlite to sooth the mind. Turquoise Howlite is a calming stone which enhances communication and prepares the mind to receive wisdom and insight. 

Stone Type | Removable Smooth Coin | Approx. 1 Inch Length 

*Limitless Mala Necklace not included* 

 

Sugalite Jasper Harmony Amplifier

Customize your Limitless Mala by choosing the Guru that amplifies your spiritual aspirations. Meditate on your ultimate purpose, and focus all your energy on creating space for it in your life.

The Sugalite Jasper Harmony Amplifier magnifies the healing properties of Sugilite Jasper to aid in bringing harmony and positivity.  Sugalite Jasper is known to balance the mind, body and spirit. Healers wear it as a protection shield against negative energy. It stimulates positive vibes, spiritual love and awareness. Choose this amplifier to help bring your life into balance.

Stone Type | Removable Smooth Oval | Approx. 1.5 Inch Length

Howlite Wisdom Amplifier

Customize your Limitless Mala by choosing the Guru that amplifies your spiritual aspirations. Meditate on your ultimate purpose, and focus all your energy on creating space for it in your life.

The Howlite Wisdom Amplifier magnifies the healing properties of Howlite to help strengthen your connection to the Divine. Howlite is said to help formulate ambitions, both spiritual and material. It is known as the stone of awareness, believed to stimulate desire for knowledge. Howlite is said to help you receive wisdom and attunement from the Higher Self and the Divine. Choose this amplifier to aid in opening your mind.

Stone Type | Removable Faceted Pear | Approx. 1.5 Inch Length

Lapis Intuition Amplifier

Customize your Limitless Mala by choosing the Guru that amplifies your spiritual aspirations. Meditate on your ultimate purpose, and focus all your energy on creating space for it in your life.

The Lapis Intuition Amplifier magnifies the healing properties of Lapis Lazuli to aid in stimulating enlightenment and enhancing dream work.  It’s intention is to strengthen physic abilities. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of truth and enlightenment. A powerful tool for opening the Third Eye Chakra, Lapis is a valued stone that opens the connection to Spirit Guardians. Choose this amplifier to give your intuition a stronger voice.

Stone Type | Removable Faceted Pear | Approx. 1.5 Inch Length

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The Power of the Full Moon: Four Essential Oils to help you Let Go

Every full moon we have the beautiful opportunity to release what no longer serves us! This can be in the form of releasing energy, limiting beliefs, fears, old habits and even relationships. When we engage in this process of letting go we can make room for new blessings and abundance in all forms.  Essential oils can both assist and enhance this practice when we choose an oil that has specific healing properties. All four oils can be used topically or aromatically depending on your preference.  Topically you may put a drop wherever you feel called to; Ideal places are the wrists, heart chakra and third eye chakra (forehead). Aromatically you can place a drop of oil on your diffuser mala or bracelet (so the scent is carried with you throughout the day) or in a diffuser.

Lemongrass:  Known as the oil of “cleansing” lemongrass is a powerful and effective cleanser of any energies that no longer aids in our expansion. When we use lemongrass on the full moon it helps us let go of old belief systems and any negative energy we may have accumulated from others or situations. We can also use lemongrass oil to cleanse the energy of any physical space such as a house or office. This can be done on its own through a diffuser or diffuser necklace and/or in combinaimage1tion with the burning of sage. Lemongrass is an uplifting and joyous citrus oil making it an ideal oil to help you tune in to what energies no longer match this vibration.  

Cypress: As the oil of “flow”, cypress is the perfect oil to release any stagnant energy or relationships on the full moon. Cypress helps to create energetic flow and emotional purification. When we use cypress during a full moon either a drop on our heart chakra or a drop on our diffuser mala we begin to let go of the past and move forward with the flow of life. A flow of joy and wellbeing always exists within the universe- it is up to us to decide if we want to flow with it or go against it. Cypress has a very invigorating and fresh aroma which leaves us feeling refreshed and reenergized after the full moon.

Frankincense: Widely known as the oil of “spiritual truth” Frankincense assists us in removing any low vibe or false components in our lives. This can mean letting go of toxic relationships, negative situations or an uninspiring job. This oil creates a spiritual opening within us to create new perspectives based on truth and light. You can anoint yourself with a drop of frankincense on your third eye chakra (forehead) or a diffuser bracelet. Frankincense is both grounding and protective, with an earthy aroma, making it a beautiful oil to include in your full moon ritual and beyond.

Thyme: Revered as the oil of “releasing and forgiving,” Thyme is a significant cleanser of the emotional body making it ideal for the full moon. This oil can help us to deal with feelings that have been stuck for some time as it goes deep within our soul to cleanse any unresolved issues. When we use thyme in our full moon ritual we begin to open our heart and experience forgiveness and love towards others and from this we are able to find peace. With its spicy and warm smell, it’s a comforting oil that is a great addition to any full moon ritual.

What are you ready to release this full moon to make space for ? Which oil do you resonate the most with? Start with that one!

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Jessica is a Canadian therapist, children’s yoga teacher, essential oil educator and mother of two. Her mission is to empower women to become the healers of their homes and take control of their healing with essential oils! Jessica leads an international team of over 700 women who share this mission. She and her oil girl gang teach classes around the world to teach people how to use essential oils to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. Join her on Instagram (@lightandlotus) for daily inspiration!
Website | Instagram | Facebook

White Jade Highest Potential Amplifier

Customize your Limitless Mala by choosing the Guru that amplifies your spiritual aspirations. Meditate on your ultimate purpose, and focus all your energy on creating space for it in your life. 

The White Jade Highest Potential Amplifier magnifies the properties of White Jade to help you achieve your goals. White Jade encourages focus, and is known to filter out distractions, empowering you to focus on what really matters. It improves your bond with your set intentions and its energy is said to increase concentration.

Stone Type | Removable Faceted Pear | Approx. 1.5 Inch Length 

*Limitless Mala Necklace not included* 

Amazonite Tranquility Amplifier

Customize your Limitless Mala by choosing the Guru that amplifies your spiritual aspirations. Meditate on your ultimate purpose, and focus all your energy on creating space for it in your life. 

The Amazonite Tranquility Amplifier magnifies the properties of amazonite to help you open you find your peace. Amazonite has been said to calm one’s emotions and ease nerves. It allows its wearer to see both sides of a problem, an important asset for a healthy and balanced life. A spiritual stone known to transform negativity into love, forget the bad, focus your energy on the good!

Stone Type | Removable Faceted Almond | Approx. 1.5 Inch Length 

*Limitless Mala Necklace not included* 

Rose Quartz Love Amplifier

Customize your Limitless Mala by choosing the Guru that amplifies your spiritual aspirations. Meditate on your ultimate purpose, and focus all your energy on creating space for it in your life. 

The Rose Quartz Love Amplifier magnifies the properties of Rose Quartz to help you open your heart to all types of love. Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love, friendship + self-worth. It is said to replace feelings of anxiety with calmness and reassurance. Rose Quartz is said to open the heart chakra, it’s strong energy enhancing love in virtually any situation.

Stone Type | Removable Faceted Oval | Approx. 1.5 Inch Length 

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Rainbow Clear Quartz Soul Amplifier

Customize your Limitless Mala by choosing the Guru that amplifies your spiritual aspirations. Meditate on your ultimate purpose, and focus all your energy on creating space for it in your life. 

Mix + Match: Choose individually or bundle all 4 to save! 

The Rainbow Clear Quartz Soul Amplifier magnifies the properties of Rainbow Clear Quartz to help you realize your full potential. Rainbow Clear Quartz is believed to stimulate your awareness of universal love, connecting you to the earth and to the souls that you share it with. It is also believed to shield against negativity, and disperse healing energy throughout the body.

Stone Type | Removable Faceted Nugget | Approx. 1 Inch Length

Removable Silver-Plated Tassel | Approx. 2 1/4 Inch Length 

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