Dangerous Love

13837_168322376355_535481355_3379155_6155065_n“The dangerous thing about love is you give a part of yourself away. You give that person a piece of your heart, and you can never get it back again. That’s the beautiful, tragic price of love. Even when it ends… it truly lives on in some mystical place. Time and distance cannot erase what was, or be shifted by what will be. Love is a permanent and ever-changing being. ” -Shaheen

 

No matter how this story ends, it began in love. I felt so beautiful in your eyes and arms. You took me to the mountains. You whispered me love songs. You danced me across rooms, my eyes closed, nothing but the scent of you and your heartbeat. I know we had a love that only comes once in a life. If it’s over now… it still lives on somewhere. Where I was loved, I was home. I hope that you know.

No matter where you go, whomever you choose again to love, just know that you were the one. I will always have a place for you in my heart. There will always be an invisible silver band on the ring finger of my left hand. And you will always be handsome and precious to me… even when years have passed. And when we are old, I hope we can hold hands and say… we are the best of friends.

For now we can be silent. We can circle around our feelings. We can touch faintly on what really is. You can say you are moving on, and I can say I just don’t care. I can secretly cry, and you can secretly be lost out there. Just know if there comes a night, when the day has been too hard, you can’t handle anymore harsh words, and you need to come home… the right side of my bed will be opened for you. Crawl in by the light of the moon and lay down your sorrow to me. I will love you.

I mourn the loss of love that was snuffed out before it could really begin. We were children in love… so much to grow and learn. We had the world in our hands. You threw it away. I know it was in fear, and nothing else. I know now I did nothing wrong. And I know you still love me. But why did you run from me. What could I have done to make you stay? Why did both of our hearts have to break this way? We had a love strong enough to brave the storm.

But I flung myself hard against the storm, and I shattered once again. I’m not really sure if we can leave here with something warm. Unless we remember that they flames of love never really die. There will come a night, when you slip out of your shell, and you fall deep into the glow of my eyes. You will tell me everything. You will fall in love again. You will realize what is missing. And you will want it back.

No one can fill us up in the same way. No one can see the beauty in your flaws. No one can love me enough to make me calm. We were supposed to be. We are meant to be. You are my everything… and one night you will wake up with a stranger and wonder where you’re husband has gone. And I will be there… somewhere trying to sleep again. Come home, baby.

© Shaheen Miro 2013

 

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Frankincense

Frankincense was one of the 3 gifts of the Magi. It has long been regarded as a sacred resin, associated with the divine and prayer. It has been burned as a form of communicating with the Divine, and was even left as offerings in holy temples. 

Burning Frankincense is a powerful form of fumigation. This simple act will attract the benifit of benevolent spirits, and draw in good fortune. Not only can it be burned to sweeten the air, but a touch of Frankincense oil on the wrist and pulls points will nullify negative energy and lighten  your aura.

Perform a house blessing, by smuding each area with sage, and then wash the floors, walls and windows with a soultion of spring water, Frankincense oil, and sea salt. This will empower the aura of the space, releasing any stray energy and inviting in positive influence.

© Shaheen Miro

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: A Spiritual Bath

When the day hangs heavy on me like a thick fog, I retreat to a nice warm bath! Spiritual bathes are a wonderful way to lighten your aura, and release negativity. For me it is a spiritual experience, an act of prayer and serenity.

I light white candles for purity, burn nag champa for spiritual blessing, and I fill my teapot with aromatic chamomile, with a drop of vanilla. It’s important to set the stage with things that lift and alter your state of mind; this is the heart of ritual. What makes you feel at ease? What speaks to your spirit? What brings out your inner gypsy?

To prepare your bath, run the water to a temperature of your liking. You want to feel at peace while you soak. This isn’t a bath for cleaning off physical debris; this is a bath strictly for rinsing out your aura! As the water is running you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil, or tea tree oil, or citrus oil.

After the tub has filled to the desired level, I like to add two cups of Epson or sea salt. Salt is a powerful cleansing agent that actually pulls the negative energy from your aura and nullifies it. You could also add a cup of vinegar, lemon juice, or sage tea.

Any combinations of the above suggestions are appropriate! Pick one or two that you fill will combine together nicely. There’s no reason to use all the ingredients… it’s not going to get you “cleaner”.

After I’ve added my desired cleansing ingredients, I like to say a prayer to charge the bath with intention. It can be simple. Impromptu. Or traditional.

Let the vibrant light of the divine bless this water.

Fill it with energy to heal and cleanse my spiritual bodies.
This water will wash away the weights and stresses of the day.

I will emerge lighter, brighter and refreshed.

The essence of angels infuses this water to uplift my spirit.

Amen. 

You may write your own prayer, or pick a prayer that gives you a feeling of cleansing. If the Lords prayer offers you a sense of security and serenity, that is appropriate. If the lyrics to, “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac makes you feel new, that’s appropriate. It’s all in the intention.

Now you can enter the bath. Close your eyes take deep cleansing breaths. Allow the aromas to fill you. Let your mind be lulled into a state of peace. The steam of the water will work through your system loosening and dissipating heavy energies. The water will absorb and neutralize attachments in your aura.

At this time I like to visualize the process of my energy going from dull and dirty, to luminous. See yourself beginning to glow like the Moon emerging from the clouds. You are being renewed. You are being reborn.

The more powerful your intention, the more powerful the effect.

Enjoy the process. Sip your tea. Sing at the top of your lungs. Converse with your angels. Continue more prayer. Read something up lifting. Let the candle light, the sweet scents and the warm water empower you. You are soaking in liquid light.

Remain in the bath for at least 10 minutes. Remember this is not a bath to wash your hair, or to take care of any other grooming. This is only for the spirit!

Once you’ve stepped from the bath visualize yourself wrapped in the white light of the divine. Ask for your guides to surround you in protection, love and healing. You should feel renewed!

This is the perfect ritual if: you have had an extremely difficult day, you are feeling drained, uninspired, angry, ill, scattered, or just generally “off”. I perform this ritual a few times a week!

How do you feel, now?

(If you are pregnant, have allergies, or any medical condition, please, be sure to take proper precaution. I am not a doctor, nor am I responsible for any results from this process.)

 

© Shaheen Miro 2013

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Energetic Investments

© Shaheen Miro Shaheen's Tattered Nomad Oracle

© Shaheen Miro Shaheen’s Tattered Nomad Oracle

Do you wonder why you can’t get someone off your mind? Are you frustrated with your dreams? Do things seem to be going all wrong? Are you chronically dealing with an unresolved issue?

I have some secrets to share…

First, you need to understand energy. You need to understand how to use energy. Energy is currency. You give your energy to specific people, places, things, ideas, feelings, beliefs, fears, etc. You invest your energy the way you invest money.

When you make an energetic investment you have to ask yourself, “Is this going to pay off?” Because if it’s not then you’ve wasted vital energy. You want your energetic investments to feed your energy, to help it multiply! If your investments multiply, then you can invest in new things.

You make an energetic investment every time you take something to be true. You make an energetic investment every time you make yourself responsible for something. You make an energetic investment every time you dwell on something. You make an energetic investment every time you are afraid of something. And on and on it goes.

If you aren’t aware of your energetic investments, then you quickly have nothing! You feel stifled. You feel impoverished. You feel angry. You feel lethargic. You will as though nothing you want in life ever happens!

When you make an energetic investment, you make a commitment to give your energy to something. Will it pay off?

Energetic investments don’t stop at the initial transaction they are a continuous commitment. When you commit to someone in a relationship, you energetically invest in them… you establish a cord between your heart and theirs. You’ve  given them a direct pipeline to your essence.

Ah! Now you see why negative relationships will age you, take your health, and make your whole world go dark. When you are in a negative relationship the other person is siphoning your life force away… leaving you with nothing! Pretty soon you will be hungry, without the strength to find sustenance.

Feed your energy! Don’t deplete your energy.

You want to be picky about who you attach yourself to. You want to be picky about the thoughts you choose to think. You want to be picky about the story you tell yourself. You want to be picky about the fears you entertain.

You’ve been given a certain amount of energetic currency. Use it wisely. It’s like mom and dad gave you your weekly allowance… you don’t want to spend it all in one place! Be conscious of what you invest in, be conscious of what you are manifesting.

If you are feeling stuck ask yourself why. Are you investing in something depleting? Do you need to unplug from something? Are you being careless with your energy? Are you entertaining worn-out thoughts and ideas?

Why are you starving for energy?

Invest your energetic currency in things that multiply and feed you. 

Sit down today and look at what you’ve invested in. Before you can make your dreams happen you have to unplug from all the dead ends and dead beats…then plug into the good stuff!

Practice spiritual cleansing to release these negative energies. Be conscious of your thinking.

Figure out what story is playing in your head, heart and spirit.

Check out this video on, Energetic Cords.

Spiritually cleanse yourself, and nourish your spirit by consulting a Reiki practitioner. Have a reading to pinpoint the blocked areas. Keep a running journal of your life to look back on! It’s all about being aware of yourself.

© Shaheen Miro 2013

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Know Thy Space

Are you a borderline hoarder? Do you rank high on the, “I-might-be-a-crazy-cat-lady” list? Well then you need a good talking to! There is so much wisdom hidden in the space you occupy. Your dwelling offers you innumerable chances to consciously manifest the life you want… and you do want a badass, dream life… right? You gotta clean house first!

Take a good, hard look at your house… or any space you occupy. Don’t be too harsh on yourself… we all get a little messy. Your space is really a reflection of your inner world (Now your thinking… oh shit, if my inner world is as messy as my outer one… I have issues). Before you start getting defensive, or worse, depressed, look at this as a powerful tool for spiritual growth.

The state of your space expresses to you where there are blocks and attachments in your energy field. You can break it down into specific areas. Look at your bedroom, your place of rest and relaxation, what’s happening there? Does it evoke any familiar feelings? I’m sure it does.

Reflect on your space.

Look at the room’s function and see how that correlates with areas of your life.

What block does this symbolize?

How can you move this energy along?

This is about being conscious of what you are manifesting. This is about being aware of your energy, owning it, and investing it accountably.

You can move this to an even grander scale. Think of your house as a reflection of your life as a whole. The outside may reflect how you appear to the world…the inside reflecting your inner workings. Is your home in need of a paint job? Then maybe you should be thinking about your weight, your physical appearance, your self-image as it pertains to the world.  Do you have major problems that you have been slapping temporary fixes on for far to long…how does that apply to your life and the way you treat yourself?

This is not meant to be a criticism. This is meant to be a way of spiritually and psychologically evaluating yourself so that you may clear away the worn out and debilitating. This is a tactile method of moving energy in your life!

Spend time contemplating these questions. Go deep into each room and map out what is working in each space and what isn’t working. Each step you take to physically improve the space will also help to create a positive change mentally and spiritually.

As you affect the physical, you are affecting the mental, emotional and spiritual. Starting from the outside and working your way in!

Don’t forget to call on your spiritual guides for help. They are masters of bring us what we need when we need it. Be prepared, when you consciously work for change, change you will get. Sometimes change happens in ways we may not expect.

Seal this empowering work with some good, spiritual cleansing! Get Zen, light some candles. Follow the other, “Gypsy’s Tricks” and do a thorough spiritual cleansing.

What issues does this area bring to light for you?

Does this shed light on pitfalls and blocks you’ve been experiencing?

© Shaheen Miro  3/20/2013

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Spiritual Cleansing Basics

Here is a video that I created awhile ago on spiritual cleansing techniques. This is a brief introduction to spiritual cleansing that offers a basic foundation for you to start from. Be sure to explore the other tips and tricks that I have shared.

This video starts with: Smudging, using the smoke from herbs to cleanse with.

Spiritual cleansing is a powerful tool to help you live happy and healthy lives… and to help you consciously manifest.

If you are interested in energetic cords, visit this post.

© Shaheen Miro 12/28/2011

Raging Against Change

From The Victorian Romantic Tarot

If you are raging against the dance of change and trying to hold onto a worn-out situation you are going to feel lost and drained. The signs that you are resisting change come in many forms but the most basic sign is feeling frustrated, angry or depressed.

It’s not hard to feel listless and apathetic or to feel like there is no joy left in what your doing, but what is hard is having the strength to acknowledge that feeling and walk away. You must do what feeds your energy, that’s how you stay strong, healthy, abundant and balanced.

Chronic situations in your life serve as teachers. These situations are asking us to shed light on what is happening around us. You have to be willing to be mindful of every moment that you are living. Tune in daily to your thoughts and feelings regarding what you are giving your energy to.

Sometimes we put wishful thinking into these chronic situations. You may say, well my marriage hasn’t ended yet because we are soul mates, we just have problems. But don’t let this teacher be an enabler. You can’t make excuses for yourself. Often times the lesson is as simple as recounting what has taken place and making sure you keep it in mind.

Remember that change is a door to new opportunity. You may fear change because it is taking you out of your element, but if you aren’t happy where you are… then why fear the unlimited potential of change. It is almost guaranteed that if you dance with change and have an open mind and heart something good will come of it all.

Tap into your inner world daily and ask yourself what is happening inside. What do you feel about the situation you are in? How are your needs being met? How is your energy being fed? Are you getting back what you are giving out?

Look for signs from your higher self, your intuition and your guides. There is always a mystical path being laid out before you if you only have the courage to look for it. Pull on the thread and let the whole ball of possibilities unravel.

Moments of silence and self-reflection are powerful tools when going through changes. It’s as if you are bracing yourself for a storm. Build up your inner world and visit the beautiful sanctuary inside of you daily. Befriend your place of wisdom and never do anything unless it feels right in your core.

Be brave. Tap into your light and trust that it is time to change if you no longer feel content, if you feel worn out and tired. Look for resistance in your body as signs and places of clutter or chaos in your home. These are all mirrors for your energetic self.

Let my fire burn into the infinity of the Sun.

Give me the light of the Moon as a lantern to guide my way.

Open me to the hush of the warm nights air to hear the change.

Wrap me in the velvet of the ocean so I will not break.

Root me deep into the belly of Mother Earth so I am sustained.

-Shaheen Miro

 

© Shaheen Miro 7/19/2012

spiritual cleansing part 1

Here is a series of videos on spiritual cleansing techniques, that are quick and easy. This is a brief introduction to each of these techniques, to get you started on the path of using spiritual cleansing in your life. You may want to do a little more personal research if you would like to delve deeper or let me know what questions you may have.

This video starts with: Smudging, using the smoke from herbs to cleanse with.

Spiritual cleansing is a powerful tool to help you live happy and healthy lives… and to help you consciously manifest.

Please visit again for other videos on this topic, and more.

© Shaheen Miro 12/28/2011

Fall Into the Dark

There is something calming about falling into the night, just letting go and allowing the hushed and gentle spirit of the Moon to speak to you. I find myself coming alive in the dark. I lay down to go to bed after a long, hard day and something in me is awakened by the subtle calm that permeates the air. I want to write, I want to sing, I want to tell my secrets to the angels.

I feel that I’ve crossed over into another world as the night comes on. Everything looks different, one thing transforms into another. We all become shape shifters in the dark. We unwind and let go; we shed the layers of the day. Like a weight has been lifted and we become light again. Its at night, in the dark that we can become the darkness unafraid.

There is nothing to fear in the dark because if you close your eyes everything becomes nothing and nothing is all the same. Its a powerful form of alchemy where you can experience what is unable to be seen in the light of day. Its not that everything in the night is taboo in the day, its just easier at night because there are no expectations. You have no guilt when you are falling into the darkness because thats whats expected; whether you are sleeping, dreaming or going wild.

I ask you to find what sets you free. In the still of the night find something that inspires you. My muse comes alive in the night. She takes my hand and ask me to dance with her. Thats when I write my deepest poems and draw out my most intimate dreams. The night time is powerful because its very intimate. The night time is like a silk velvet robe of the darkest ebony, slipping around your body gently touching you, keeping you safe. So let yourself unwind and just fall into it all, you become the darkness and let the darkness become you. Thats when I know you should whisper to your angels.

Be creative, be alive and most of all be free…

I love your gypsy souls….

Shaheen

© Shaheen Miro 5/19/2011