Today I am realizing the true importance of keeping a schedule, cycle and rhythm. Have you noticed how everything around us has a cycle? The moon, the sun, the planets, our Mother Earth, our pets, and more. When the leaves on the trees change color for fall, when Jinx (my cat) stares at me at…
Tonight we have a New Moon. When the moon goes into darkness, almost to rest and be peaceful within herself. It too is a time for us (especially women) to look inward and contemplate intuitively our wants, dreams and desires. It is also a peaceful time where we need rest, relaxation, peace in our lives and simplicity. That feeling of being cozy on a winters night, wrapped in a blanket in front of the warm glow of a fireplace while we sip hot cocoa is the vision I get. We want deep nurturing and deep nourishment and to let our bodies go through their monthly cycle in peace.
Find time tonight (and any day the new moon falls on) to rest, nourish and nurture yourself and go inward. I think you will find it deeply rewarding.
[Researched, read, channeled, intuitive and contemplative]
I read that the new moon is a time for us to let things go. [I apologize. Unfortunately this reference escapes me as it was so long ago but if anyone knows what author and/or book, please email me and I will reference it asap. It could be Doreen Virtue, Sonia Choquette or another spiritual teacher.] The said when the moon goes into darkness it is our time to release what no longer serves our highest good and start the new moon cycle with less energetic weight on us. I read that we need to visualize the moon and her spirit, taking everything we want to let go of and watch it drift away with her. And then we wake up and start fresh – a new beginning – in the morning. And we can do this every new moon.
I am not saying we have to wait for a new moon to let things go. This is something we can do at any time. But if we do it the night before or the night of a new moon, it ends up being carried stronger. The energy for it is stronger.
Dr. Christine Northrup tells us about how we as women are governed by the moon and how strong our intuitions really are. As females we have so much intuition and energy for healing and all kinds of creative and spiritual work. It lies in all of us (men too) but as women, this is a big part of our natural being. A beautiful part of us that lights our spirit. She also talks about how our menstrual cycle is governed by the moon and how our cycle usually starts around the time of the new moon. I find that incredibly interesting, especially in correlation with what I channeled above. That time of deep inward nourishment and contemplation to be left in peace with ourselves and also having our monthly cycle can be very spiritual and frankly, awesome.
I went to a Naturopathic Physician at the Bamboo Clinic in Brookline, MA (has since moved to Oregon) back in 2006 who was right about everything (more on that in a different post), and recently I looked into something she told me to do but I never tried it until recently.
I searched online for it without knowing its exact term and I am thankful that there are ND’s on the internet these days and that they share this information. It is called “Seed Cycling”. We take specific oils and eat specific seeds during specific times of the lunar cycle to balance our hormones and get our body into a good hormone rhythm. One ND, that I reference below, says it can take 4 cycles before you notice a difference.
I have tried taking fish oil and found it not only has lowered my lipid panel (cholesterol, trigs, etc.) but I find I am calmer when I take it. I didn’t know it did that, but I guess it does. And it wasn’t until after I started it that I read about its anti-anxiety affects from a Prevention Guide on Anxiety.
Personally, I tried some seed cycling but upon discussing it with my doctor and the hormone imbalances I have with regards to the endometriosis we nixed the Evening Primrose oil and kept only fish oil. Now I am only taking fish oil and I have also nixed flaxseeds. I will go into further detail about why in another post.
But for now, remember that tonight is a New Moon. It could be the start of your cycle, the time to let something go, the start of a new beginning, the time to gain more hormonal balance, to go deeper intuitively within our beings and more.
Happy New Moon everyone.
- Northrup, M. P. (2017, January 19). Wisdom of the Menstrual Cycle. Retrieved September 20, 2017, from http://www.drnorthrup.com/wisdom-of-menstrual-cycle/
- Northrup, M. P. (2017, March 14). What Are the Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance? Retrieved September 20, 2017, from http://www.drnorthrup.com/estrogen-dominance/
- Balancing Hormones Naturally with Seed Cycling. (2013, June 6). Retrieved September 20, 2017, from http://www.creativesimplelife.com/balancing-hormones-naturally-with-seed-cycling/
- Neuzil, A., ND. (2015, April 07). Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance. Retrieved September 20, 2017, from http://dramyneuzil.com/seed-cycling-for-hormone-balance-gentle-ways-to-restore-normal/
The last couple of days I have felt a number of things… sad, like I was in mourning (not for myself but for the world), and overall completely baffled. After keeping a close eye on the news, I can see that I am by no means alone in this.
I didn’t post political stuff on here because I felt like it wasn’t necessary. We all have our own individual views and I am open and accepting of that (to a degree), so I kept it quiet.
Well, not anymore. I am having another “f- it” moment where I am feeling open to just speaking my peace.
I went to bed on Tuesday night in great fear that Donald Trump was going to win but I had hope that Hillary would win. However I was feeling down about it already and it was only around 11:00pm. It was as if I knew something wasn’t feeling right and it was at 4:00am I woke up and with hesitation used my phone to check CNN.com and there it was… Trump won.
Then I fell back to sleep and I did not sleep well.
See, my feeling on this whole thing is that neither candidate is perfect. No one is. Everyone has their problems, things they “should” or “shouldn’t” have done, etc. and you just won’t find anyone out there who is the “perfect person”. BUT this whole time leaked crap has been coming out about both candidates and I have to say it – Trump is the worst and has been the worst candidate from the beginning.
Why? I think that because of how he has treated women, his thoughts about women, how he presents himself and acts when under pressure, how he presented himself during the debates, how totally unprepared he was for the debates, how he thinks things like the election – are rigged against him, how he dislikes anyone that is from another country or of a different ethnicity, and how he wants to bomb or nuke everyone who he doesn’t like, and how he has some weird love for Russia and Putin, and how he doesn’t have a plan for anything he says he is going to do, and how he thinks we should be doing things here in the USA when he himself outsources labor to other countries, and so much more.
No, Hillary isn’t perfect and she has had her own things but nothing nearly as bad as him. And you know what? Emails, and all the other crap about her that has come out is nothing in comparison to what he has done and who he is. She is a leader and he clearly is not.
And I am sick and tired of hearing what Bill Clinton has done. Why are they leaking stuff about him? HE ISN’T RUNNING. WTF?
It is like going and digging up anything they can find about Trump’s wife and because it is easier to pick on Bill (because he was president and has a lot of media attention from the past) they just harped on that. But why would anyone care what Trump’s wife or Bill has done. Are we voting for them? No. Do they have any leadership and/or power? No. So…. Wtf?
When we thought it was the US waiting in terror to find out who won – it was actually countless people all around the globe. And when there was word that Trump won, it felt like the entire world felt it and it was a bad vibration that just rippled its way all around the whole world.
There is only one set of people who stands to benefit from Trump being president and that is rich white males. That’s it.
But what he doesn’t realize is that our great nation thrives on the fact that we all have a rich heritage and that immigration is how most of us got here – in some way – unless you are a Native American – you had a relative come from another country and settle in the US.
Personally I had my genetics tested and I am mostly Italian (35.4%) and then I am very broadly European with a small percentage of roots in other countries from other continents. Somehow I am mostly Italian and everyone who sees me thinks I am from northern Europe or Ireland – pale skin, natural blonde hair, blue eyes.
If my great-grandparents didn’t come through Ellis Island, have a sponsor, and take root in Massachusetts; I wouldn’t be here today. They didn’t know English, they only knew Italian. They learned enough words to get by. My great-grandfather had a beautiful garden and he and the kids sold fresh produce from the garden to make ends meet.
They were immigrants looking to start a new life for themselves, to grow a family and to take root in our great nation like millions of people are trying to do. It takes guts, bravery, and great inner strength to leave your country for a new (and usually and hopefully better) home. They wanted their children to grow up in America and to have a life full of what we call “The American Dream”.
But Trump doesn’t see that.
And unless he is 100% Native American, then he has roots in other countries – which means – down his family lineage someone immigrated here. And if they didn’t then he wouldn’t be here. And the same goes for his family, his wife, and his children.
When news hit that he won it is like billions of people around the world’s heart stopped at the same time. Like the ripple effect happened but more of a shock wave – and with our instincts we don’t know whether to run to another country (flight), stay (fight), be shocked into not knowing what to do – no movement, no thought, barely even breathing (freeze), or we just happen to take an approach of “we will make the most of it and blend in, see how it goes” (fusion).
Personally I have been mostly in freeze mode with a huge amount of thorough confusion.
This doesn’t just affect us in the US – it affects everyone around the entire globe. The people, the governments, the fights for freedom, the economy’s, the stock markets, trade deals, and so much more.
This isn’t like when Bush won and we were just bummed about it and we just accepted it.
This is HUGE. This is life altering.
A man who hates other cultures and countries; a man who is backed by some not-so-good people; a man who doesn’t like women (at ALL) – is – who was elected. He is going to set us back so much and we could end up in a horrid recession that will be worse than any other prior to it and where he hates other nationalities and ethnicities chances are he is going to piss someone off and get us attacked. And because he is so lax about bombing countries, he is probably going to end up killing a lot of highly innocent people. BUT – if you have a crap load of money and it is coming out of your ears you have so much and you happen to be white and a male – you are likely going to be just fine. Everyone else will suffer though.
And so my other beef is how the popular vote isn’t even counted in full when the numbers come in. And how it takes days for them to be counted and yet we know the Electoral College voted prior to even knowing what the people wanted. What is up with that?
And what I think is truly amazing because we have never seen this before – is that people are rallying, petitioning, hash tagging, being vocal, and more about how he is NOT our president. How – we did not elect him. And how we want Hillary and how we have made so many strides in the right direction (with still a ways to go) and now we are at a huge risk of going either back to square one, or even worse – him creating such a hostile world that no one is safe and it is like WWII all over again – because he has that prejudice, misogynist, bigoted, asshole ridden, evil, within him. In addition, so many people are looking into moving to Canada that their immigration website crashed. New Zealand saw a drastic increase in web hits that night as well and a co-worker told me that an airline is offering 75% off flights to Canada to make our move easier and less expensive.
I have a deep fear for our country and even the world right now.
BUT there is STILL HOPE. In mid-December the Electoral College gets to place their finalized vote. (Apparently this Election Day was kind of a “semi-final”) and so I believe it is December 19, 2016 and they CAN CHANGE their vote. I am SO hoping and praying that this gets overturned. And I hope that they see the news of what it is doing to people and countries worldwide. The negative impact it has had on our world – and it has only been 2 days!
It has never been a more important time to realize that as people and living beings on this planet – that we are all connected like a grid and that what happens to us has an impact on others. Distance in miles doesn’t matter. We are all connected as souls, as beings, as spirits, and in our hearts.
I ask that everyone pray and send good vibes out regarding getting the election overturned. Pray, send Reiki, send manifestations, send hugs, whatever you can do energetically and with great love and positive intention – do it.
You don’t have to like Hillary at all … but the world is already suffering after 2 days… Imagine what it will be like after 1,460 days? We cannot have this man be our leader, we just can’t.
We are all love, we are all beings on this planet and we are all connected. So let’s pool our energy together in love and light and healing and hope for a better outcome come December 19.
Namaste. (Which can mean “welcome” but can also mean “the spirit in me, recognizes and respects the spirit in you.)
P.S. I don’t think Trump thought he was going to win either. My initial impression of the last two days is that he is dumbfounded right now. He was likely so pent up about how it was rigged against him and how he wasn’t going to concede, etc. that when he found out he had to do this he was in shock. And with how he is being quoted in the news and the like about needing help and guidance from others in politics and from leaders- he had no idea. – Just something else he wasn’t prepared for.
AromaRecipe by Jessica Caracciolo
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When cold and flu season comes around sometimes we need a little extra help with the healing process. I have researched essential oils and this blend is one I use often. Not only do I use it but I have sent blends to family across the country, and given the blend to other local family too. They and myself noticed similar happenings. This blend can help you clear your sinuses.1 It can help get your nose running if you are all clogged up.1 It can help you cough up phlegm.2 It can help you with an upset or nauseous stomach.4 And it can help you fight the cold to heal a little faster than you may have originally.*1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Note: Do not drink or consume this blend. Do not put it on your skin, it will burn. It is for aromatherapy only (smelling) and you can put the blend in a diffuser too.
Cold & Flu Remedy – Essential Oil Blend AromaRecipe:
- 10 drops of Wild Niaouli Essential Oil for sinuses, congestion, clearing nose 1
- 10 drops of Ravensara Essential Oil for chest congestion, expectorant, phlegm 2
- 6 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil for boosting the immune system and helping sinuses and chest 3
- 4 drops of Ginger Essential Oil for stomach and digestive distress, nausea and the like 4
- 1 drop of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil for uplifting, relaxing and calming 5
Do not dilute. It works best when it is strongest.
*This recipe is not to be used for retail or wholesale. If you are interested in using it for sales if any kind, please email me: Jess@JessicaCaracciolo.com*
*These claims and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The AromaRecipe and blends are not a substitute for medical care or treatment. Seek a physicians approval before use. This essential oil blend is not meant to treat or cure any condition. This post is meant for information purposes only. Consult your physician, always.
- Ananda Apothecary information about Wild Niaouli Essential Oil: http://anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/niaouli-essential-oil.html
- Ananda Apothecary information about Ravensara Essential Oil: http://anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/ravensara-essential-oil.html
- Ananda Apothecary information about Eucalyptus Essential Oil: http://anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/eucalyptus-smithii.html
- Ananda Apothecary information about Ginger Essential Oil: http://anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/ginger-essential-oil.html
- Ananda Apothecary information about Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: http://anandaapothecary.com/aromatherapy-essential-oils/ylang-ylang-essential-oil.html
Have you ever felt [energetically] how a room or house feels right after you cleaned it? It feels fresh, new, open, clean, renewed, and overall – just awesome. We are more motivated to do things, the air is cleaner and things overall are just flowing nicely.
Sometimes spiritually we need to clean and clear clutter to change the energy of our home. Sometimes mentally we are feeling stuck or congested and the way to clear it out is to clean and get organized. And sometimes we get motivated to move more when we have more space to move around in, better air to breathe, etc. And emotionally, we may feel “clearer” about what we want and how we feel when our environment isn’t so dusty and cluttered.
So cleaning has many benefits.
One of the many steps I recommend in an individual’s psychic development is to clean their home and/or room. They can do one room at a time if they want or just clean the entire house all at once. The reason I recommend they do this is because old energy, stagnant energy and sometimes negative or unwanted energy sits in dust and clutter. It makes everything feel stale or unhealthy. And so when we take the time to dust, clean and declutter we are opening up our environment, cleaning and clearing our energy and thus improving how clear we are energetically as well.
Let’s not forget that I also recommend – even in the winter – that we open our windows. Even just for 5-10 minutes here and there to get new air to circulate around the home. When our windows are closed and we aren’t letting any air to circulate, the air too can get cluttered and stale. And that is what we don’t want.
I was told once during acupuncture that if my room wasn’t clean and if it was a mess, dusty and disorganized that in order for me to help lessen my congestion, and be clearer minded (less fogged up with congestion) I needed to clean my room. That weekend, I did and it helped tremendously.
I find a big cleaning (like a spring cleaning) is something we need to do with each change in seasons. We may clean, dust, open windows, maybe rearrange furniture, introduce new scents in our diffusers, dust our natural crystals and rearrange them as well, and more. And then we feel better. This is also a great time to sort out things you don’t need or want. You can have yard sales, set up donations and even toss things that you cannot donate or sell.
And metaphorically, by clearing clutter, you are opening up more room – which opens more energy around you for new things. It is like when you clean out a closet and now you have all this space you didn’t have before that is open for new things, new stuff, etc. The same thing goes for your environment as it does for your energy. The same thing goes for letting go of the past, people, situations and the like (another topic for a separate post) but letting go in this way, opens you up more, and frees your energy for new and better things.
So when you feel the vibe to clean – go for it.
- Improve the flow of energy in your home.
- Declutter your home and make your living environment feel better and function better
- A cleaner bedroom may be easier to sleep in
- Always check Feng Shui for optimal placements of furniture and the like.
- Dusting clears energy – especially if we open windows. This will allow the old stuck energy to move out and the new clean, clear energy to move in.
- We can feel mentally and/or emotionally clearer once we clean, dust and/or declutter.
- We may feel better physically as the environment we live in will have better energy, air and free flowing movement than when it was dusty, cluttered, or stagnant. And you may find your motivation has come back.
- You may also experience less allergy symptoms if you are allergic to or sensitive to dust.
- Your mood could improve because your living space has been positively altered. You would be surprised how your environment can alter how you feel.
- And much more.
Don’t be afraid to let the cleaning vibe take over. Whether it is for a few minutes, a few hours, or an entire weekend – each minute counts. And the work you do cleaning, dusting, decluttering, getting rid of things you don’t use anymore, donating what you can, opening the windows to let new air in and more – all have so many benefits to your body, mind, spirit and emotion. It will be worth it.
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