Passion

Thursday, January 24, 2019

I spent a good chunk of my young adulthood smelling like either Victoria Secret's Vanilla Lace lotion or Clinique's Happy perfume. I had pretty much stopped wearing any synthetic fragrances by the time I started in the holistic health industry but I definitely quit once I learned how bad they are for us. Our skin absorbs those toxic ingredients and sends them straight to our organs to wreak silent havoc. Since then, I've pretty much worn organic lotions scented by essential oils but the pickings can be slim when it comes to those.

My favorite scent to wear now is Passion by doTERRA. I love that it is spicy and sexy. It combines cardamom (hello, I'm a chai tea fanatic!), cinnamon, ginger, clove, sandalwood, jasmine, vanilla bean, and damiana, which in the herb world is used as an aphrodisiac. I bought an empty glass bottle (essential oils break down plastic) from the Nutrition Center to make my own body or linen spray. I used 8 oz of filtered water, a TBSP of witch hazel, and about 30 drops of Passion because I like to smell it strong. I lightly spray it on my bare skin or spray it in the air in front of me when I am dressed, and then I step into it. I also have the touch roll-on and I dab that on my wrists and neck.

I am basically stockpiling it so don't go buying any and cutting into my inventory. I am kidding. You may love it too, but if you don't, send me your bottle!!

This kid...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

...is super on-board with the whole indigo aura revelation.

Last night, she told Nova, "On my birthday, I got my aura picture and it was indigo and did you even know there are colors we can't see that surround us?" And, at least twice a day she uses it to get something...as in, "Can your indigo baby have a smoothie?" or "Can your indigo baby play with this amethyst, mama?"

She cracks me up...

Snow Bunnies!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

It was so cold out...and the strange thing was that the top of the snow was frozen but once you tried to make a snowball, it just fell apart into powder. Like, throwing fairy dust around.

But, Kindred had a good time and the chai tea was warm and spicy good when I came inside. I love to see the snow!! If it's going to be freezing, it might as well be beautiful outside!!

Indigo Girl

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

On her birthday, we took Kindred to Cosmic Connections in Nashville to get her aura photographed.

Naturally.

I have seen actual photographs and that is what I thought it was before we went but their system just utilizes a computer print out. Aura photography is done by grounding your hand on a sensor and getting the reading added to your picture. I believe it is correct because Kindred is 100% an indigo and we have known this for awhile. We will go again when she turns seven and begins a new life cycle to see if she maintains it.

I found a good explanation of indigo auras via Violetaura.com:
"Indigo aura personalities are creative individuals who inspire awareness, sensibility and integrity. Indigos are deeply influenced by their inner knowing. They are dynamic souls who assert their morality to promote teaching respect for all life. They are guided by their mind’s eye and lead with their hearts.
Primarily working from the third eye, this aura personality is highly intuitive and has a broad range of arcane knowledge. Their insights see the pathways of infinite potential and possibilities. It is not uncommon to experience from an Indigo that they may hold answers to life’s mysteries.
Indigos can absorb and process new information quickly. They will have a tendency to feel overwhelmed by their senses and by energies in their environment.
The life of an Indigo is so experiential that their means of relating to other people is often through the use of metaphors and similes. However, their channeled revelations and prophecies are delivered forthright.
Indigos are bold and brave with their honesty and serve to be an example of testing boundaries; challenging limitations and restrictions where personal freedom and liberties are concerned.  They are outspoken about righting injustices, changing broken social governing systems and can be quick to set a record straight.  Since they know what they know with clarity and conviction, the truth and the right thing to do are no contest to an Indigo.
People with this aura color can have trouble understanding why other people don’t understand the knowledge they do. They can also easily feel alienated from society or ostracize themselves and disappear for a while to rebalance their love/hate relationship with society."
If you are interested in getting your aura photographed, Cosmic Connections is near Belmont Univ in Nashville. The Frothy Monkey coffee shop is nearby and I love their chai!!

Happy 5th Birthday, Kindred!!

Monday, January 14, 2019

We decided to skip a birthday party-party this year because Naiya's counts are down making her more susceptible to infection and Nova is in Kindergarten with lots of other kiddos. We hated the idea of excluding one or the other so we made Kindred's birthday super special and she will have a half-birthday party in July to make up for it. I asked Kindred what she might like to do and she said she wanted a new crystal from the crystal store. So, I immediately thought about Cosmic Connections in Nashville and thought that, while we were down there, Kindred would LOVE to eat at Rainforest Cafe.

I was mistaken. It scared the whiz out of her. Just like it did Dylan. But all the other kids around seemed to love it.



She was enjoying herself until the thunderstorm happened. The lights get low, thunder rumbles, strobe lights flash like lightning and the animals go nuts. It's either super cool or extremely traumatizing, depending on who you ask. Kindred hid under the table just like Dylan did.





Me and my girl have logged many rides on carousels and I love that. I have enjoyed every single one.
Kindred, I don't know what cosmic contract you worked out to be here...against all the odds of a balanced translocation, here you are. You were my destiny all along, I just didn't know it. Oh how my heart ached for you for so many years. You have been the biggest surprise yet. I love you so much. Thank you for every single moment.

Messages From the Guides

Monday, January 07, 2019
 

This is the spot I was standing next to Ash at my dad's yesterday when we suddenly saw an eagle take flight from the ground and fly all the way to those trees in the background. I am still just in awe of such an auspicious visit from such a magnificent creature. Native American's believe "If Eagle shows up, it means: There's an opportunity for you that you're considering, and it would be best if you take advantage of it soon. There will be a new beginning in a positive direction following a recent period of strife, one in which you've gained a great deal of stamina and resilience. It's time for a great spiritual awakening, one where you experience a greater connection to the Creator." HELLO!! GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM!! I mean, right? 

Earlier in the day, as Kindred and Naiya played in the sunshine out in the backyard, I thought about some of the synchronicities of late...and the direction they seem to be singing us along to...so, I closed my eyes and meditated for a moment about whether or not this was a good fit for us. Were the messages being interpreted correctly? And then I asked the cards if I was on the right path. I drew the Ace of Pentacles!! It was pretty much an energetic high-five from the Universe. The Ace of Pentacles can show us opportunity for real, concrete growth. It is a time to strengthen your roots, to ground and center in your body, and to begin building the foundation for the future. The card can also tell you to go spend some time in nature and find inspiration there.

Which, I did...and that is when I saw the eagle.

So, it is all connected and I am tuned in awaiting further instruction...

Heart Happy

Friday, January 04, 2019

On the list of things that make my heart happy...these two are at the top.