Thursday, November 27, 2008

Vibrational Essence 2: Magical Muse

As you can see, these essences aren't being made in order. I'm allowing myself to be guided by Spirit as to when the right time for each essence is to be made. I'm so glad I did... this Magical Muse blend was made under the "smiley moon" witnessed here in the southern hemisphere on 1 December 2008 - a rare phenomenon that I would have missed had I made the essence straight away after creating the 1st essence (Warrior Queen).

This 2nd blend in the series correlates with the sacral chakra and is named after the archetype: Magical Muse.

Magical Muses are the goddesses that rule over creativity, self-gratification, abundance and the feminine divine: Ishtar, Venus, Aphrodite, and the nine daughters of the Greek goddess Mnemosyne… they show us how to creatively, emotionally and sexually connect with others with respect and fluidity.

The magical muse is able to accept change gracefully. She openly and readily releases any need to control external forces. She can step into the flow of life whilst maintaining her sense of purpose. She has a magnetic aura and her body confidence is alluring and sensual. As such, she loves words like succulent, curvaceous, juicy and divine. In the aspect of abundance, the magical muse naturally attracts that which is exactly right for her. She asks for what she deserves and gives herself permission to receive it. She relishes beauty, embodies grace and attracts both attributes with ease.

To make this essence, I gathered the following ingredients on the first day of summer:
  • plants that drew my attention to them -- red-flowering gum, hibiscus (a diuretic to flush issues retained at all levels of consciousness), orange nasturtium (for clearing blocked energy), a flowering succulent (succulent is a great word to spark up the magical muse!) and a sprig from a money tree (representing abundance);
  • red jasper (in feng shui it helps bring change, and metaphysically it helps detox the blood and blood-rich organs) and citrine (abundance);
  • a cat brooch (feline qualities are housed in the sacral chakra);
  • affirmation: I have an abundance of time, health, happiness and wealth.
After moon-bathing this wonderful mix under the smiley moon on Monday evening (a day named after the moon and which correlates to the sacral chakra), I rested the brew on a magnificent orange sheath that became part of my heritage during a stint at one of The Gift weekends. It was during this powerful rites to my Self that I became intimate with the wondrous layers of womanhood and came to appreciate my glorious Self fully.

And so, what a magical blend this latest vibrational essence has turned out to be!

Vibrational Essence 3: Daring Diva

Any goddess or patroness that inspires you to step into your own personal power is a Daring Diva: the Greek maiden Persephone, volcano goddess Pele, Babylonian goddess Lilith and moon goddess Artemis are just a few role models.

A daring diva is able to present her stunning and glorious Self to the world whether the world likes it or not! She is absolutely real whether she is performing on stage in the lead role, supporting from back stage or simply content to be relaxing in the audience. She rises above superficiality and allows her authenticity to be her guiding force in decision-making and her actions. She is intrinsically connected to her intuitive Self and she is readily able to marshal her personal power for her highest good. She knows that anxiety and ‘butterflies’ that sit in her belly is simply her inner tigress preparing her for success.

I was out walking when the idea came to me for a vibrational essence to assist with adding spark to the daring diva... It is when I'm walking that I'm in my most delicious state of clarity. In this state, I realise how easy life is, how perfectly at home I am in my body and person, and that I have thousands of reasons to be happy.

So, on this day, a Tuesday, I asked Spirit to send me the ingredients I needed for this blend, to associate with the solar plexus chakra.

Spirit sent me:
  • Yellow kangaroo paw: allows us to be tolerant of mistakes in our selves and others;
  • Nasturtium to kick-start stagnant energy;
  • Tiger eye gemstone;
  • I wanted a yellow ribbon to place around the brewing bowl to represent "boundaries", but instead I tripped over a yellow power cable (ha!) so used that instead. I shaped it into a shining star around the bowl;
  • Affirmation: I am my own tigress mother, daring diva and super star.
  • The flowers were picked during a "power walk" to add to the em-powerment of the blend;
  • Blended on a Tuesday: "The solar plexus chakra rules our personal power, fear, autonomy and metabolism. 
It resonates with the planet Mars, after which Tuesday is named. Being the planet representing war and conflict, it took on the male energy of the Roman god of war, Mars. Tuesday, therefore, is the perfect day to think about all things associated with courage, action, initiative and daring. When balanced, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and a healthy sense of Self." (Extract from The 7-Day Chakra Workout) And a healthy sense of Self = Daring Diva.
Finally, I wanted to use a sunflower. Out of all the plants and flowers I passed on my walk, none of them scream "DIVA!" more than a sunflower. When I was nearing home and still no sign of a sunflower, I asked Spirit, "if now is the right time to create this blend, please send me a sunflower."

Even though I meandered streets and walked further than I normally would have, I did not find a sunflower in anyone's garden nor in any public parks. So when I returned home, I accepted this as a sign to wait. But then I pulled out my iPhone to read the time, and WOW, there was a picture of a sunflower on my screen.

Thank you Spirit!

So instead of using an actual sunflower in the blend, I used a sprinkling of sunflower seeds. Afterwards, I sprinkled the seeds throughout my garden and look forward to seeing them grow. Seeing each flower turn her face to the sun will strengthen my intention to be a Daring Diva in every aspect of my life.

Love love love,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vibrational Essence 1: Warrior Queen

History is saturated with the deeds, ingenuity and strength of Warrior Queens: Greek goddess Athena, Celtic queen Bodicea, Egyptian pharaoh-queen Hatshepsut, Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette... the list is as endless as it is inspirational. All these queens share common attributes of resilience, poise, self-assurance and a dynamic presence.

Warrior queens have unshakeable trust in their abilities to lead. Without hesitation they are prepared to stand up for their rights and the rights of others who rely on them for security. They forge ahead despite (or because of) obstacles. They carve their own path and lead by example. They stay balanced in times or duress, and connected to their traditions and sources of inspiration whether they be at war or in peace. They are in tune with their physical body and respond to threatening situations rationally. And, they are deeply connected with Mother Earth and humanity.

To make this essence in honour of the Warrior Queen, I was guided to Kings Park in Perth. I strolled the gardens with my daughter in her pram, drinking in the spring-time sunshine on our faces, listening to the children playing in the park, avoiding the two rangers who seemed to be stalking me each time I stopped in front of a garden bed...

I had written a list of the particular flowers I was seeking, but each time I bent down to pick one a ranger would appear. So, I took that as a sign to release my expectations, and trust that Spirit would send exactly that which I needed to create an essence to ignite Warrior Queen energy within women. The minute I surrendered my expectation, whammo -- along came the ingredients:

  • Zamia Warrior: it's a very TOUGH plant with spiky leaves and pods designed to protect it from dinosaurs;
  • Coast Sword-Edge: a frond (a "sword") fell off this plant as I stopped to read the title plate;
  • Soil from the dinosaur garden: this earth link signifies the deep and biding relation between our "now" and our ancestry throughout all time. It signifies our connection to humanity and all of Mother Earth's living creatures;
  • A feather from a raven: According to Australia's the world's most gifted animal shamanist Scott Alexander King, the raven represents LAW. As do warrior queens;
To these ingredients, I also added a raw garnet and an affirmation "I am Queen of my Self". I also placed the brew underneath a striking red painting so that the sun reflected powerful red energy into the brew.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Vibrational Essences: The Journey Begins.

Ever since selling my business, (Goddess Playshops), to two gorgeous souls (watch out for the re-launch in February 2009), my head has been overflowing with new ideas -- new products, new articles, a new movie, new initiatives, new opportunities...

One area I've been guided to work in especially, is in the creation of 7 vibrational essences to inspire the 7 archetypal energies within...

I published an excerpt of The Goddess Diet (book to be released in 2009) in the October issue of Living Now magazine. I have never received such an overwhelming response as I did for the "See A Goddess in the Mirror in 7 Days" article. It confirmed that the seven archetypes I identified struck a deep chord within women. My readers recognised each of the aspects of goddess within themselves. What's more, they connected with each of the aspects. They aspired to BE each of the archetypes. Wonderful stuff.

So, after much contemplation and preparation, this week I embarked on my first vibrational essence to assist women with inviting in the archetypal energy they seek.

It was a fantastic, inspirational, fulfilling, yummy experience. Normally I spend a lot of time doing trial-and-error with my product development, but with this first essence, I am thrilled to report that I absolutely ROCKED IT FIRST TIME. I'm so excited... Spirit is certainly revealing great things!

I'll be blogging my journey through the 7 essences here, so stay tuned...