21 days to Change day 2

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Hello my lovelies! So I have been slacking and every time I have tried to write this post I have found a million other things to do. I am really not sure why it’s been so hard to write this but I think it’s a self sabotage thing. I tend to do that when I feel I am making progress. Anyways I am determined to write this before midnight so here it goes. Love… it’s been on my mind a lot lately. I feel like in today’s world we have lost sight of how special and powerful that word really is. We have so many examples throughout history of how love has saved lives and ended wars. Yet we throw it around like it’s nothing we use it to talk about shoes and clothes. We use for people we’ve known for 5 seconds who three days later we hate.  Yet when it comes to ourselves we don’t show the same kindness. 

Now I do realize that not everyone has a problem with self love, but it seems like more and more self hate is what’s the norm and accepted. We live in a world where we are always caught up in something and “couple goals” is life. So when and where is there a time for us to really understand, know and love ourselves. A friend of mine told me I needed to make a list of qualities I needed in partner and that I needed to stick to that. I realized that in order to do that I first needed to understand  myself and what I needed from me. I have never been very loving or compassionate towards myself. It was a lot easier to be mean then nice. Scorpio things! 

So I decided over the next 20 days I am going to get to know this crazy person that is me. I am going to date myself. I encourage all of you to do the same. Grab a journal or paper or your computer and just start exploring. If you fall into my realm of spirituality your gonna wanna call spirit guides in for this as they can help with a lot of insight. Now if writing is not your thing, that’s fine, you can make a video, or art or even during a workout or sports. Meditate on learning new information about yourself.  Start trying different things, take on new projects or adventures, watch things you wouldn’t normally. Just make the next 20 days a time of self discovery. I know none of us will be sorry. 

Thank you all for joining me I hope this resonates with you. 

As always Love and Light Morrigan. 

 

21 Days to Change

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Hello my beautiful lovelies! Hope everyone is doing amazing today. It’s been a while since you’ve had a blog from me. Life has been a little crazy. What am I saying life has been a lot crazy. To be completely honest I am not sure where I am really going with this but I felt the need to engage. Some days I wonder how many times you have to hear a concept or learn a lesson for it to really take hold. I guess it’s all about timing and until you’re really ready it’s not going to take root. Sometimes I feel like I’m a late/ supercharged bloomer all at once. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. I feel like some things take me so long to learn but then when I get it, it’s like fifty life lessons all at once.  All this rambling to say what? I’ve recently lost a lot from my gallbladder to my heart and not in the new love kinda way. In doing this I realized something major. I am compromised! In the last year I have come so far from the person that I used to be for sure, but there was still something major I was missing…understanding. 

    I’ve talked about this so many times,  my difficult past and how it led to unhealthy thought patterns and behaviours and I had all these things that were part of my shadow that created a broken and barely functional person. So what was there for me to do but work on healing those things and become awesome. Never realizing that that wasn’t the root of everything that was going on. I was still only treating symptoms. These  things were buried so deep. It wasn’t till last night and a little bit this morning that I started to figure out what was going on. I started because I am still not sure about all of it but I hope to sort it out over the next 21 days I’ll get back to that in a second. 

Let’s focus on what I realized, at some point I developed a cycle of getting heart broken, hitting rock bottom or major loss that would lead to great change and taking control of my life and improving things. Now I realize that this is something a lot of people go through. It’s not like this is new the difference for me was that it was the only way I could live life. I was incapable of moving forward without this cycle. To me it was as normal as breathing. I did it subconsciously, it obviously led to all the other negative stuff because that was how I kept the cycle in motion. It’s a mind boggling how I didn’t see this before but I guess it wasn’t time. I have fostered so many crappy situations to make this happen. At this point all I can do is laugh because who would have thought it would take me till 28, getting my gallbladder taken out and my heart broken all in the same weekend to finally be like hunh maybe there is something deeper happening. Gotta love spiritual upgrades.  Anyways, I am honestly not sure how I am going to tackle this and the other things I suspect are going on but that brings me to the 21 days. For the next 21 days I am going to embark on a journey of change.

  I’ve done this more times than I can count but this one is going to be a little different. I have NO PLAN!!!!! No step by step healing formula or healing concept. Just raw genuine emotion  and a true willingness for change. I have a few things I know I need to work on for sure: create a better sleep schedule, a specific healing meditation I’ll link below, and daily engagement, and a daily routine. I am going to track this journey in two ways. Blogs and videos. The second one is pretty scary but I genuinely feel like what I am about to embark on could help a lot of others possibly suffering like I have, and I know not everyone likes to read blogs. I also feel like there is a different type of personalization in a video. So here we go strap in and lets do this. 

Thank you all for joining me.

Love and Light! Morrigan.  

The Basics of Smudging

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Hello beautiful people. I hope everyone is doing well today. I thought today would be a great day to talk about smudging. Smudging is using sacred smoke from plants to cleanse or purify, yourself, your space or your things. It has been a practice that is utilized by cultures all over the world in day to day life or traditional ceremonies. There are many specific ways to use smudging such as clearing energy from a tarot deck, clearing and purifying crystals, and cleansing negative or stagnant energy from a room. This brings us to the question of how does one smudge? In my opinion there is no right or wrong way to smudge as long as your intentions are good. If your smudging a room I recommend opening doors and windows to allow the smoke to carry the negative or stagnate energy out. There are many thought systems out there about how you smudge I am going to share what has worked for me but I would encourage you to investigate for yourself. Now there is a disclaimer smudging is very scared to certain cultures and they have a very specific way of practicing it. If you plan to do smudging within a cultural context you need to learn their ways and rules of doing it out of respect. Like I mentioned earlier when I smudge a room, home or building, I like to open all windows and doors that I can so that anything that no longer needs to be there can leave. I use an albion shell or a wooden bowl. I will light whichever plant I choose to use for example palo santo wood and wait for it to stop burning and start smoking. If I am clearing a room I will use a feather to waft the smoke around the room, in every corner while saying my own prayer of blessing and clearing. If I am clearing a tarot deck I will wave the deck in the smoke. When I am smudging a person I lift my smudging stick and wave it around the person say a blessing the whole time. 

 

The next question is what herbs are good for smudging and why?  The list is endless I am going to give you a screenshot of some. 

Alfalfa: Associated with psychic abilities, and attracting animal spirits.

Allspice:: For uplifting and increasing energy, and determination.

Amaranth:: For healing, protection, vulnerability, especially healing of broken hearts.

Aspen: For ascension, protection, and overcoming fears.

Basil: For attracting love, happiness, peace, and money; steadies the mind.

Bay Leaves: For psychic power, divination, success, and money; invoking wish magic.

Blue Spruce: The symbol of pure intentions, generosity, and giving.

Calendula: For love and constancy.

Catnip: Attracts good spirits and great luck. For love, beauty, and happiness.

Cedar: Banishes fear and enhances psychic powers.

Chamomile: For protection and purification.

Cinnamon: When burned raises high spiritual vibrations and aids healing.

Cloves: For protection and exorcism; attracting opposite sex.

Coastal Sage or Artemisia Californica: For clearing negative energies and healing holes or tears in the aura. 

Dandelion: For divination, spirit calling, and wish magic. 

Dill: For protection, luck, money, and lust. 

Eucalyptus: For healing and protection. 

Frankincense resin: Reduces stress, eases tension, and connects you with Source energy.

Ginger: Adds power to any magical activity, speeds things up; brings passion. 

Lavender: Brings peace, relaxation, and restful sleep; purity and love. 

Lemongrass: For cleansing and purifying, removing obstacles, and opening doors. 

Lilac: For protection and exorcism. 

Mugwort or Artemisia Vulgaris: Brings clarity and develops/deepens psychic abilities.

Myrrh resin: For physical healing and grounding.

Palo Santo: For deep healing to the physical body; can be used to clear a home of energies associated with illness.

Peppermint: For purity, protection, release, and renewal. 

Pinon Pine resin: Protective, healing, and nurturing.

Rosemary: For removing negative energies associated with sickness, and clearing, protection

Sage Flowers: For cleansing and releasing negative energies; brings wisdom and purity. 

Sweetgrass — healing + purification + brings positive energy {perfect to burn after smudging with a more potent energy cleanser}

Thyme: Excellent for releasing ceremonies; allows us to recall the past without pain.

White Sage or Salvia Apiana: Used to clear negative energies from objects, space, or people

Holy basil (tulsi) — purification + calming

Mullein — cleansing sickrooms + heals/improves respiratory function

Rose petals — meditation + calming + attracts love

Desert chaparral — negative energy clearing + protection + calm

Yarrow — eliminates toxins from the body

Lemon balm — spiritual cleansing + calm

As always thanks for listening, I hope this is helpful.

Love and Light Morrigan Porter.

6 Ways to ease your spiritual journey!!

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Hello lovelies, hope your doing well. I know its been a while since I last blogged, life has been testing me. Just when I think I have a handle on things another curve ball, awakening or planetary shift happens throwing everything out of whack. It’s caused me to realize a few very important things I wanted to share. I have talked a lot about, being authentic, healing your shadow, and taking ownership for your life and the things that happen in it. How is that achieved though? Here are 6 ways that helped me. 

 

 

  • Go with the flow: Control is something I have clung to my whole life, I always found someway to control everything around me and it ended up causing a lot of pain and suffering. I would try to control things to the point of smothering them. When embarking on the journey of spiritual awakeness you have to be fluid and flowing. Sometimes there will be parts of this journey you can control and sometimes there will be parts you can’t. Embrace those times because I have found those are the times when the most amazing growth happens. 
  • Do what brings you joy: Doing what is societally expected of us instead of what brings us joy has been programmed into us since birth. The expectation that we go to school get a good job and have a nice family is presented to us at every turn. Although we are slowly moving away from that, I cannot emphasise how important it is that you do what brings you joy. Especially if your trying to grow spiritually, chase the things that catch your attention. Wherever possible focus your time on what you want to be doing. If not life will seem like an endless struggle or battle. The reason being your fighting your higher self. Now I realize a lot of your are thinking that sounds great in theory but I have bills to pay and I need to eat. Yes I agree but if everyday you dedicate a little of your time to doing what brings you joy, you will find more opportunities pop up to allow you to do just that. Before you know it your whole life will be doing things that bring you joy. 
  • Be very intentional about your community: In life there will always be times where we cannot choose 100% who is in our outer community. That being said our inner community is totally our design … be very smart about who you allow inside there. We all have a path we are on and some people step into our path to teach us a lesson and then it’s time for them to leave. Let them go because holding on could derail you or bring you down. The people you keep in your inner circle are the people who will be apart of what you reflect back out. If they pour toxicity into you, you will pour that back out. 
  • Learn to love them all:  I just touched on how important your inner community is to your growth, that being said, learning to see the core source love that exists in every person is the hardest and most essential lesson of all. We all come from the same place and we need to remember that. Learning to love everyone truly love them despite their flaws is what will really heal this world. There will be times when you have to show that love from a distance but in the end unconditional integrated love is key. 
  • Titles are not everything:  We as a society put a lot of emphasis on titles but they are really not all that important. Learning to let go of our need for titles will allow us to become more equal and love each other on a deeper level. It brings unity and harmony. 
  • The final thought: The journey is never over and we are constantly on this road of learning, Don’t worry too much about where your going, what really matters is what you learn while you go there. Take your time and appreciate very experienced you are given. 

 

 

As always thank you all so much for listening I hope this helps!!

Love and Light Morrigan

Mantras and Malas

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Hello, lovelies!! How are all of you today? It’s been a couple of days, since my last post. I needed a break. Now here I am so let’s take a look at mantras and malas. For some of you, these things may be familiar. For others your like what the heck is that? Well, courtesy of yoga and meditation mantras and malas have become more mainstream and popular.

So what is a mantra? Well in today’s spiritual world it often gets mistaken for “intention” but the two concepts are quite different. A mantra is a powerful sound, phrase or vibration that transports the mind to a deeper state of meditation. It can also be seen as an enhancement or energizer for intention. A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the guru bead. Malas are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions.

Now, why would a person want to use a mantra and a mala?

Meditation can be difficult, malas and mantras can help with focus and give more power to your meditation.

How does one use a mala? That is broken down in 4 steps

  • Choose a spot and sit comfortably with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths to center and align yourself with your intention.
  • If you have one, use a mantra for this practice, chanting aloud or silently.
  • Hold your mala in your right hand, draped between your middle and index fingers. Starting at the guru bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it toward you as you recite your mantra. Do this 108 times, travelling around the mala, until you once again reach the guru bead.
  • If you want to continue the meditation, instead of passing over the guru bead, simply reverse direction and begin again.

Pretty simple and easy process but it can add so much to your meditation routine. The next question is how do you pick a mantra? There are many mantras out there to choose from my advice is to listen or read a few, find out what they mean. Whichever one that resonates the most with you is the one you should start with. My personal favourite is “Gobinday Mukanday”

It’s all about mental balance.

As always thanks for listening!!

Love and Light Morrigan.

Using “What if…” to accept reality

For about a year, I have been working with the law of attraction…

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It started with a lot of mind-blowing shifts in consciousness, and then some major reprogramming of subconscious, limiting beliefs.  Those of you who have started on the journey of spiritual transformation and discovered the law of attraction might know what I’m talking about here.  There comes a time when you blame yourself for whatever unwanted situation you “attract” to yourself.  Or maybe you find yourself blaming other people for the situations they’ve become a vibrational match to.  It’s okay, we all go through this phase.  And hopefully we don’t get stuck there, because that’s the part that looks like every religion on earth and brings nothing but feelings of shame and guilt.

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I like to think logically and apply things that I learn practically, because of this Freya Stark quote, “There can be no happiness if the things we do are different from the things we believe.”

When we look at law of attraction, we come to understand that there is this universal law, which causes our perception of reality (AKA the Matrix) to reflect back whatever is a match to our current vibration.  What determines our current vibration? Thoughts that bring forth feelings.  Emotions are the vibrational essence of thoughts.

That’s a lot of power that we humans have!  And if this were all there was to it, I think all our lives would look very different.  Most of us have had some crazy thoughts at one point or another.  Especially if you’ve ever experienced depression, anxiety, and the like.  I’ve imagined some pretty gruesome things.  Thankfully, none of them happened.  So why doesn’t the law of attraction apply to ALL of our thoughts?

I think it’s because we are more than the thoughts in our mind at any one moment.  We have a Higher Self, and perhaps even more “selves” in other parallel realities, on other planetary dimensions, in the collective consciousness, what have you.  There are many levels at which “thought” is happening.

Not only that, but we also have soul plans and soul contracts, which our current (usually fleeting) thoughts cannot interfere with.

I recently watched a video by Teal Swan in which she talks about the law of attraction in a way I’ve never heard it presented:

This is so encouraging for me!  So everytime I have a fleeting thought or worry that my child might be kidnapped, I don’t have to then add on to that worry that maybe I just potentially created a reality in which that could happen.  *rolls eyes* You know what I’m talking about, right?

Now, I do think that we collectively create the world we live in. I have started studying Ho’oponopono, and I’m learning that the best response to myself and all of the circumstances and people in my life is to take 100% responsibility.  NOT to take on any guilt or shame or fault, but just to take responsibility and “clean house”.  The method originally taught by the Hawaiians is to clean our memories and our subconscious and even collective consciousness by thinking and saying the following:

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

I love you.

Thank you.

The ultimate goal of Ho’oponopono is release the past, live in the present, and completely trust the Divine, knowing that we are in the right place at the right time for a good reason.

[The Divine] works all things together for good for those who are called according to [Divine] purpose.”  – The Apostle Paul (Romans 8:28)

One of the things I have started to practice is using “what if” phrasing.  According to the law of attraction, the universe reflects what we think about and focus upon. So instead of talking about negative situations and focusing on what’s wrong with the world, I’m changing my phrasing to say, “What if the world was like this…?”

Here’s an example. Let’s say I see a parent in a parking lot screaming angrily at a small child, and perhaps even striking the child on the behind.  I could think to myself, “Ugh. Why do some parents have to be so ignorant? Doesn’t she realize she is permanently damaging her child?”

But instead…I am choosing to think, “What if every parent recognized themselves in their children and respected their child so much that they always treated them with unconditional love?” 

When an aggressive driver passes me on the highway and nearly causes an accident, instead of giving them the finger (inside my head, of course!) and thinking, “What an idiot. They are gonna cause an accident,” I can choose to think, “What if we lived in a world where every driver was conscious of safety and respected all of the other drivers on the road?”

These kinds of thoughts make me feel more present and free, less like a victim of a reality where other people are a problem.  Instead, I take responsibility for at least imagining a world where unconditional love is our reality.

Now, may I ask you a question?

What has your experience been with law of attraction?

Does the “what if” approach resonate with you?

Have you already tried it and seen any results?

Enrich our spiritual journey by sharing your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

 

Love and light,

Rachel