This month it's the luck of the Irish! Find out a healing stone the Irish like to use. Keep a look out for their Pot of Gold you may just get lucky! Find out about the Mediations focus for this month and what classes/events Ashamenta will beosting. Look out for the herb of month and this months movement tips. Have Fun!
The end of Winter and the dream time is upon us. The winds are changing and becoming warmer, the energy is picking up, we can feel the excitement growing in our guts! Spring is just around the corner. March 20th is the Spring Equinox, we will be saying good bye and giving thanks to Winter for rest and relaxation he brought us and then welcoming in the Spring. Before we run head first into Spring we need to prepare for it.
Last Spring was a bit rocky to say the least and we all could use a good start to this Spring. It's almost as if we've been in a year long of dream time. We've dealt with struggle, pain, fear and grief. We've gone into our comfort caves and locked ourselves in allowing no one else it enter. In this cave we've seen a lot of growth and change within us and around us. Spring now calls to us, begging us to come out and join her in joy, laughter and fun!
With these last few days of Spring it is important to take a look within yourself. Did you plant seeds in the Fall or Winter? Have you looked at those seeds to ensure that you are nurturing them? If you haven't there's no need to panic you still have time. Your seeds can be whatever you want them to be whether that's a goal, an idea or a project. Do you want to take taking better care of yourself or learn to love yourself? Have you wanted to switch jobs or start your own business? Learn to knit or rock climb? OR do just want to learn how tell others no so you can give yourself a break and just relax? Looking at that have you already planted seeds for yourself and didn't even know it?
Are there seeds that you planted but they no longer serve the direction of your current life path? It's okay if there are. Now you have two different options for them.
A: You can just let that seed go. Do you need is ever again? Is it holding you back? Is it bringing you happiness or closer to your goal? If not then, there is no need to keep planting it. Let it go in any way that suits you. Can you physically throw it away or part with it? If not, you can write in down on paper and burn it or meditate and lease it. Perhaps even, name it out load and say 'I release that which no longer service me'. If nothing else is working seek some conSOULing or classes to help you work out how to let it go. The choice is yours.
B: You can shelf that seed for later. Say there's something that you know within your gut that you will be doing but at this time you just aren't ready for it. Put that seed on a shelf in your shed for next year. You don't need to plant all the seeds at once. Especially, if you're becoming overwhelmed by having too many seeds. This way you're not saying that you'll never do this, just that it's time to focus on that which will best serve you in this time. Who knows next year you may be closer to seeing that shelved seed grow simply because saved it and took care of your other seeds first. Bottom line is that you know within yourself what is best to be done, all you have to do is listen to your intuition.
Now review the soil that this seeds will grow in. Are there weeds in the soil in the form of doubts or fears? Burn all the weeds down thus creating the ashes of which your seeds with grow from. What's important that get those weeds come out. Let them go, you are strong and you can do this, use the same steps for letting go of the seeds. Plan out how your going to fertilize and feed these seeds in the coming Spring. What kind of support will the seed need to grow and blossom into a beautiful plant? Take these steps to prep your soil and have all your tools available to assist you. Then you can step into this Spring feeling your soul lighter and spirits lifted.
With spring coming up just around the corner our meditations this month will be focused on the planting and growing of new seeds within our selves. Just as the coming of spring brings new life and new beginnings we too will plant the seeds that will grow into new hope, abundance and prosperity in our lives.
Our first meditation scheduled on Tuesday March 2nd will focus on the tilling of the soil within our personal gardens. We will remove and let go of all the stones and weeds that have accumulated in our gardens and churn the soil to allow for new growth.
Our second meditation on Tuesday March 9th will focus on the planting, nurturing and watering of new seeds in our gardens. We will plant new intentions, goals and Hopes for the spring and learn how to water our new seeds daily.
Our 3rd meditation on Tuesday March 16 will be just days prior to the spring equinox on the 20th. This will be a perfect time to sprout our seeds into existence. Our meditation will focus on the blooming of our seeds into reality and watching the fruits of our labor come to life.
Finally on Tuesday March 23rd our 4th meditation in this series will focus on gratitude. We will settle in and admire the work we have done and the beauty we have manifested in our lives. I hope you will join us on this journey into spring as we refresh ourselves and manifest new and exciting life!
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It's time to start coming out of our caves and start getting ourselves into better health and shape. Starting with a simple cleanse can help jump start your health. Herbs have a simple and affective way of helping cleanse your body gently.
Red Clover is a great plant that you should be adding into your cleanse. The roots of this plant are strong and bring up with them minerals of the earth such as calcium, lecithin, chromium, magnesium, potassium. More bang for your buck this plant also is packed with vitamins A, E, C, B2, and B3 and antioxidants.
Red Clover is used often as a blood cleanser, which is helpful when dealing with skin issues. It is used as a blood thinner to help lower cholesterol. It cleans up the body nicely, especially combined with a good liver cleanser like Dandelion or Milk Thistle.
This ever so helpful plant has been used for fevers, sore throat's, coughs and upper respiratory issues. The estrogen found in red clover is similar enough to people that it has been used to help people with low-estrogen and menopause.
It would be wise not to use Red Cover if you are already taking any blood-thinners or estrogen pills for it can and will interact with them.
Ancient Greeks, Romans and Celts view the clover as a scared plant and saw it as the symbol of the 3 Goddesses. St. Patrick used the clover to represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit when he bought in Catholicism to Ireland. Today there is an Irish tradition on St. Patrick's day to put a clover at the bottom of your glass, if you drink in the clover it will bring you good luck.
Connemara is a region in county Galway, the word Connemara
comes from the Gaelic meaning “Inlets for the Sea”.
Connemara Marble is a healing gem for the heart and emotions,
encouraging good relationships and bringing light heartedness to
the wearer. It is soothing to the nerves, helpful for self-control,
encouraging to inner peace and serenity.
Connemara Marble is said to help with bone marrow disorders,
viral and bacterial infections, sore throats, lower back pain, blood
pressure issues, colds, and inflammation.
It is said that the famous Blarney Stone (kiss it and your wish will
come true) is made of Connemara Marble.
It's December 31st you're writing down your New Year's resolutions, you think this is it, this year I'm going to get in shape, I'm going to look amazing for summer! At first it's a beautiful idea. You get a contract with a gym and you go for a few months. You're starting to see a little difference in your body, how exciting! You're energy is up you're feeling amazing. One day, your plans alter and you can't make the gym. Slowly, one day turns into two, then quicker then you think it's been weeks. The motivation and excitement you started with ceases, heading back to the gym becomes harder and harder. Then the day you realize the only thing going to gym is your monthly payment until the contact is up.
The weather starts turning it's getting sunnier and warmer... without warning the motivation to work out starts again but the gym still doesn't sound like a good idea. You think to yourself, 'I know, no fancy gym I'll just work out at home!' You to purchase items needed such as weights, running shoes or a bike and fancy equipment. You start strong 'I'm going to do this I'm going to get into shape'. Again you're starting to see a little difference in your body, you're energy is up you feel good. Then one day, you realize your equipment has become background furniture with fancy work out clothes hanging from it.
What goes wrong? Everything seems to be going great and yet you end up quitting and ending up in the cycle that never reaches your goals. How do you break the cycle? Some just chose to give up. The process they were seeing wasn't as amazing as they thought and it reverts quickly back to their starting point. They think, I'm never going to look the way that I want. So... what is the point?
YOU, YOU are the point. YOUR quality of life in this moment and in the future is the point.
It's time that the reason for working out and getting in shape changes. It isn't about looking good in a bikini or becoming a weight lifter able to bench a car. It's about making your quality of life the best it can be. We've become obsessed with losing this much or fitting into that size because some scientist came up with it to match your height. Or that's what the celebrities look like.
Let's change that thinking! Humans were not might to look the same or to sit still day to day. Humans were meant to move, run, jump, play and be different. Let's make the goals of working out about our health; about making sure we're still able to play with our great grandchildren in our 70 to 90s. When you talk to people in their 70's, 80's and 90s, the ones that are still extremely active, will tell you it was from eating right and staying active. Let's change the idea of working out to just being active. It doesn't have to be a run or gym session. You want an amazing activity to do? Play tag with your children, or nephews/nieces. Not only will you be having fun and making lasting memories but you'll be active. Depending on the children you're playing with you may not even have to run because you can over take them in 2 steps. Or simply walk your dog or self, hike, bike, roller blade, stretch, yoga, swim, or dance party in the kitchen the list goes on and on.
It doesn't matter what way you chose to be active, the only thing that matters is that you become active. Try for 20 to 30 minutes a day, that's about the same time frame or less then an episode of you're favorite TV show. Being active can decrease your depression and stress, increase your blood flow, help loosen your joints and help reduce muscle tension and prevent early aging and injury. Make a commitment to yourself that you will have the best quality of life that you can. Because YOU are the point and YOU deserve it.
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