Why not me?

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Hello lovelies, it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. I’ve been pretty sick, and caught up with a bunch of other things in life but, hey how are all of you? I’ve missed my blogs. I’m very much an all or nothing type of person, which tends to cause me issues because I can get too wrapped up in things and lose sight of others. For example, I’m embarking on a new phase of life and decided I had to clear everything from my past that was holding me back at one time. That was not smart, I’ve been sick for over a month and have had to rework my goals. I have learned a major lesson though and it’s one I want to share. I lived a good chunk of my life a slave to my past. It was my identity, in the last year I have worked really hard and made massive progress. The woman I am becoming is one badass spiritual powerhouse. That being said, the road has not been smooth by any means and I have had back slide moments. The lesson I learned was why not me? 

    Through this journey I have had experiences and encounters and with every single one I doubted myself. DId i make this up, is it really real, is this just an ego thing? A very dear friend of mine said something to me that didn’t really click for me until recently, why not you? I kinda nodded and said, “yeah yeah okay”, but then a friend of mine completely changed her stance on something, that in a million years, I never thought she would. I stopped and looked at my life and said, “yeah why not me?” Too many times with this spiritual journey we feel we have to be worthy enough to have this deity with us or to do this thing and that is just not true. You are worthy, just by virtue of being you. Your journey is beautiful and unique and will never look like anyone else’s. No matter what it is you want to do or try, go for it. 

Another lovely friend reminded me that everything is for us. When I say that I mean spiritual practice wise. There may be things you feel drawn to more strongly than others but there is no practice you can’t master if you want to. 

So whatever spirit presents you, look at and decide if it is for you and, if so, embrace it. That is another very important lesson, YOU ARE IN CONTROL… This is your journey, no one can tell you what it should or shouldn’t look like, or who you should or shouldn’t work with, that is up to you and your higher self. Just because one deity or guide shows interest in you, does not mean you have to work with them that is your choice. 

Set your boundaries and live by your truth. Yes, there will be set backs and moments of doubt or struggle, see them for the lesson they are and keep going. We all have a purpose in this world and it’s time for us to embrace it and no longer live in the shadow of the past. 

 

Thank you all for listening and I hope this helps some of you!!

Love and Light, Morrigan!!!

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. 

 

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.

Mantras

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Hello, lovelies!!! I hope you’re all well. Over the next few days I am going to be talking about, mantras and mala beads. Today’s post will be short, I really just want to leave you with this mantra to consider. I will go into detail about it tomorrow.

Gobinday

Mukanday

Udharay

Aparay

Hariang

Kariang

Nirnamay

Akamay

As always, thanks for listening.

Love and light Morrigan.