The Native American tradition called "smudging" is becoming more and more well-known and practiced in our modern day. Smudging refers to the burning of a bundle of dried herbs, typically Sage, such as White Sage (Salvia apiana.) The burning of Sage or other smudging herbs, produces aromatic smoke. This smoke not only fills the area with a pleasant scent, it also has medicinal qualities that empower this traditional "incense"with health benefits. SCIENCE AND SPIRIT This study
The toxic tango starring the narcissist and the empath has been one that more and more people have been becoming aware of. This destructive dynamic seems to have become a common entanglement that many individuals have been struggling to free themselves from. Yet to be free of it, one must first address why it manifested in their life and the valuable lessons it can bring. In the relationship between the narcissist and the empath, there is a very imbalanced power dynamic. Typi
Sexuality is a reality not one of us can escape. We are born through sexuality and we are born with sexuality. Yet how many of us actually comprehend sexuality as sacred? Your sexuality is more than a pathway to physical pleasure or an avenue to create offspring.
Your sexuality is potentially a door to a multidimensional experience, a path to personal empowerment, and a wellspring of creativity begging to be birthed and expressed. Your sexuality is your vitality, your longevi
Ahhh Sugar. Delightfully sweet... and oh so dangerous! Most people don't think of sugar as dangerous, yet this sweet treat can be the base cause to a whole host of physical ailments. Choose wisely First, let me clarify sugar. I am referring to the refined sugars, such as high fructose corn syrup, refined cane sugar, and it's sneaky sister "brown sugar" (which is really just white sugar with "caramel" coloring.) Before I lay down some sad sugar facts, I will say this - anyone
Have you heard of the medicinal plant known as Mucuna Pruriens or "Velvet Bean"? This medicinal legume has some very exciting properties that can help heal serious issues such as Parkinson's, as well lowering blood sugar, assisting in development of muscle, decreasing stress, improving moods and focus, healing infertility in men. I personally have found that Mucuna eases PMS symptoms and helps maintain positive moods. I love to add Mucuna powder to my Cacao creations - for a
We often spend so much of our life energy working towards some kind of outcome for ourselves. We strive and pursue and invest in the creation of who we want to be in the world, as well as how we want to be seen by the world. We build personas and lives for those personas. We dress the persona up just how we think he or she should be seen. We decorate our lives with those people, places, and things that define us as who we have chosen to be. Yet what happens when unexpected ch
Although it is mass produced, mass promoted, legal, and ingested by a multitude of people all over the world, most people don’t ever consider or understand the spiritual consequences of drinking alcohol. Etymology Let’s begin by taking a look at the etymology of the word alcohol. Etymology means the root of the word – where it is derived from. The word “Alcohol” comes from the Arabic “al-kuhl” which means “BODY EATING SPIRIT”, and gives root origins to the English term for “g