The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part Three

Spiritually cleansing yourself after a break-up will shift your life into a much better direction. You will feel empowered, uplifted and renewed. The process will take time. The more open you are to the healing the faster things will move forward.

After any kind of ending or loss it is important to spiritually cleanse your home. Your home is a reflection of your inner state. If you begin making changes in the home, the result will be intense internal shifts. This is the kind of healing traction you need to raise your vibration and move yourself forward.

  1. Remove things that remind you of the past. The person. The break-up. You want to get rid of anything that will keep an energetic connection between you and your ex. Sometimes there are things that hold memories that you just can’t part with, either it is too sentimental, or they are essential to your daily life. These things link into your energetic pattern and sway where you are vibrationally. If you must keep it try tucking it away in a box for safe keeping until you are in a neutral place, or update it in some way to make it “yours” again.
  2. Spiritually Wash your home. You can make a simple wash with spring water and sea salt. You can add vinegar to the wash or lemon juice. A touch of rose water is always good. You can even make a strong tea from white sage and add it to the spring water. Imagine the wash being filled with vibrant white light. Wash the entire space. Walls, floors baseboards, windows, all objects. Anywhere dirt and dust collect, energy will collect.
  3. Smudge your home. Use sage, cedar or pine to smudge your home. Make sure to smudge in rooms where you spent most of your time together. Smudge in areas that are cluttered, or cramped. Make sure to get under tables, chairs, and in closets. The smoke from the smudge will clear away unintentional energy and lower vibrations that are left over from the relationship and break-up.
  4. Light blue and white candles. This brings uplifting energy into the space. You can say a prayer, or ask for your guides to surround you. See the home being filled with white light. Blue is the color of peace, calm and blessing. White is the color of purity and Spirit. Fire attracts positive vibrations.
  5. Redecorate! Remove old, worn-out things that no longer serve you. Purge the space of the unnecessary. Move furniture around. Repaint if you can. Add something new and inspirational to the walls. Anything that will signal to your mind and spirit that you are moving in a new direction. This will shake up the normal energy pattern in the space, and allow it to re-align with your new state of being.

Be ready for big changes to take place. If you are persistent and consistent with your process magic will start to happen. The more you create an atmosphere for the life you want, the easier you will get it!

Did you see Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part One, and Part Two?

Sending you lots of good vibes!

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The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part Two

Once you’ve worked through the mental and emotional portion of your break-up you can begin taking care of yourself again. Creating a spiritual cleansing routine will be a powerful way to shift your energy, and will procure the longevity of your positive hard work!

Try some of the tips on this list. Use all of them, or the ones that speak to you!

  1. Restore your energetic state with a healing session. After you’ve experienced any kind of trauma, or when dealing with heavy emotions you should work with an energy worker to cleanse, clear and restore your energy. Our natural state of being is happy and healthy! This can be done through Reiki, or some other modality of energy work. Reiki is a powerful tool because it shifts and mends energy on all levels to achieve a balanced state. Everyone could use an energy session, so now is the time to treat yourself! Read more about Reiki Healing.
  2. Take a spiritual cleansing bath. A spiritual cleansing bath releases debris from your aura and helps the emotional healing process happen faster. If you’ve just gone through a break-up you should do this everyday for a week (7 days). This will initially help ease and mend the loss, coupled with your positive mental/emotional work things will shine brighter much faster! After a week you can do it every other day or once every few days. Apple cider vinegar is really good for break-up baths. Read about Spiritual Cleansing Baths and Spiritual Cleansing Showers.
  3. Use rose water, or rose tea. Rose is a wonderful flower because its essence vibrates with love and healing. When used as a tea it will work from the inside out helping to repair your aura and attract positive influence. If used as a spray, rose water will help lift the atmosphere and the aura. This will attract lots of good people and energy into your life. Learn about Rose Water and Rose Tea (my two favorite things EVER).
  4. Create an empowerment plan. Do something affirmative and transformative for yourself. Begin taking a yoga class once a week, or do a quick yoga route every morning. Make a list of affirmations to help shift your way of thinking to a more positive and proactive state. Meditative because when you take time for stillness the voices in your head that are all jumbled begin to disentangle and you find clarity! Any act that makes you feel uplifted, and helps you move toward your goals will help you change your energy for the better. You start to raise your vibration, eliminating unnecessary clutter and getting more of what you want!

 

Did you see Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part One, and Part Three?

Sending you lots of good vibes!

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© Shaheen Miro 2014

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part One

Whenever you go through a difficult break-up or ending of a relationship you feel shaken and knocked off kilter. Energetically you are being pulled in a million different directions, and going through a type of vibrational withdrawal. Meaning the different energetic cords and attachments that have accumulated between you and your ex-partner are starting to dissolve.

Most of us fight the change and resist disconnecting from these energetic attachments. It’s completely normal because we fear change, and usually a relationship gives us a sense of foundation that we aren’t ready to give up. But keeping yourself in limbo will only drain your energy, and bring you more unhappiness.

Fighting the healing process after a negative break up will only scatter your energy more, create holes and tears in your aura, and fill your life with lower level energies.

  1. You are not a failure. People get stuck believing that they’ve done something wrong. That they are a failure at all relationships. When you keep this mindset, you are keeping heartache alive. This is the law of attraction! You should be objective when looking at the relationship. There are always things you could’ve done better, the same goes for your partner. Be constructive and use your past experience in the relationship as a barometer to gauge when you are being authentic to yourself, and when you aren’t.
  2. You are not a victim! It is easy to believe that you are a victim, especially when you are already feeling knocked down. When a relationship goes sour we naturally want to blame someone because it’s comforting to give our power away and pretend like we aren’t in control. This limits your natural ability to create the life you want, and pulls you into a lower vibration.
  3. Things change. Change is a natural part of growth. It may take time to shake your feelings of loss, but when something ends the Universe is making room for something bigger and better. You might not believe this because you feel hopeless, but it is true! I have been there. I have personally felt like nothing good would ever come again after a break-up! That’s an illusion. Don’t feed yourself this limiting truth, and push yourself further away from feeling amazing!
  4. You need to grieve! Yes, you feel like hell, you’ve lost something special, you can’t seem to shake your hopeless feeling… that’s okay because you need to grieve the loss! The loss of the relationships. The loss of your personal empowerment. The loss of your clarity about who, what and where you are in life! Let it all out. Be pissed, angry, sad, be all the dark emotions you need to be… as long as you are purging them! If you are purging your feelings of sadness, and letting yourself move through the levels of grief you are healing. Never feel guilty about mourning the loss of something that was a part of your life. Make sure you don’t get stuck there.
  5. Keep yourself in motion! The more you move forward and do the things you love the faster you get to a stable place. Keep working on you! Life is like a dance. Keep dancing through the songs that you don’t like, until the ones you love come on! Twerk with the Universe! Never lie down and feel sorry for yourself, waiting for happiness to come. There has to be something getting you from point A to point B.
  6. Show gratitude. Be grateful for everything that happened in your relationship. The saddest thing after a break-up is feeling like it was all for nothing. Don’t ever for one second tell yourself that a relationship was a waste of your time! Be thankful for the time you spent with that person. The intimacy you were able to share. And the lessons you were able to learn. Even a tumultuous relationship offers a pearl of wisdom. If you are thankful for the experience you will raise your vibration beyond the limiting feelings of self-doubt and pain.
  7. Forgive. When we experience the loss and pain of a break-up it creates holes in our aura, which cause energy to leak out, and negative energy to fill in the spaces. You can mend these holes with forgiveness. The act of forgiving yourself, and whomever else that hurt you allows you to reclaim your energy, calling positive vibrations to patch the holes that are present. Spend time each day offering forgives. Do this in prayer or meditation. Light a white candle and burn it daily to send out the vibration of love. This is probably one of the most powerful medicines you can use!

There is more to come; we will explore some techniques for spiritually cleansing yourself, and your home in the process of healing after a break-up!

Sending you lots of good vibes!

Did you see Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part Two, and Part Three

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The Darkness

Life is a series of cycles. There are ups and downs, backs and forth. There is a strange feeling of limbo that you feel will never break. There are times when things feel hot, arid and dry. And then there are the times when you are caught in the storm. The most memorable of times are when you are in the dark.

Dancing in the dark is something we all must do. You have to befriend the night.

What is the dark?

The dark is that space within and around you where you feel abandoned, lost and confused. It is that space where you feel completely out of control… poked and prodded by chaos and fear.

The dark is really the beginning and the end. The alpha and omega. The dark is the womb of creation. The tomb of destruction. The cave of regeneration. You fall into the dark when you are stepping out of your box. You are pushed in the dark when you are growing beyond your personal limitations.

The Tower card in the Tarot is a symbol of the dark. The illustration shows a huge tower looming over the ocean… mighty, strong, tall, and indestructible… yet the foundation is cracked. The top is struck by lightening. The invincible monolith is destroyed, and it topples into the ocean. It symbolizes the ending of beliefs posing as facts. The ending of life as you know it!

You must learn to dance in the dark. If you stand still and make no move or sound… you will eventually become a shadow. You’ve seen people who’ve been consumed by the dark, letting fears, addiction, pain and psychosis take their lives. This isn’t to point the finger, or to be accusatory. Some people struggle because their soul chose that as their journey.

But if you learn to dance in the dark, you will marry the night. The dark is one big, crazy disco. You may not always like the song, but if you let the rhythm (intuition) guide you… you’re sure to get the next place. Sometimes you have to slow grind, sometimes you have to twerk, sometimes you have to waltz in the dark!

The dark, the unknown, the night, the chaos… it isn’t your enemy… no matter how much you misunderstand it, or fight it. You will realize in time that it is your friend. It test your limits, pushes you to the breaking point… and shows you what you’re really made of.

Remember even in the dark you have a little spark of light inside of you. So close your eyes and glow in the dark. Listen to the beat, and move yourself through to the end.

© Shaheen Miro 2013

Just Like the White Wing Dove: R.I.P Sylvia Browne

I was devastated to learn that Sylvia Browne passed away this morning. I slept horribly last night, woke up many times, and eventually found myself sitting up in bed with a pounding headache. The day began with an “off” feeling that persisted thought the course of the day. When I finally heard the news about her passing it all made sense!

Sylvia has been a beautiful influence in many peoples lives, including mine. Her books, lectures and teachings have touched on so many deep and moving things. I know that I devoured her books when I was younger, and even now I reference her work in my own. Though some people have a negative view of her, I’ve always found her wit, candor and wisdom to be uplifting and insightful.

I met Sylvia at one of her lectures when I was still in High School. Her warm eyes looked into me, and she pulled me closer and listen as I spoke. She signed my books and conversed with me… for those few minutes she gave me her undivided attention. I gifted her with a journal I had bound for her. A few months later I found a letter in the mail written to me from Sylvia, thanking me for the gift, the conversation and apologizing for the delay in responding. I will never forget that.

Sylvia, I know you are having a wonderful celebration wherever you are. We will miss you, but your spirit, your work and all your love will still carry us through for years to come. And if you ever need to chat… you know how to find me ;-)

My prayers go out to Sylvia, and her family. I am sorry for your loss, and I know we are all deeply saddened by the loss of such a legend. All of prayers are lighting her path back home.

All the best,

Shaheen

Re-post: As All This Comes to An End

For the past few days the Ancient Feminine Wisdom deck has been on my mind, so while I was cleaning this evening I pulled it out. These cards are so beautifully illustrated with goddesses and heroines of Greek mythology. I decided to pull a card, asking for insight that would be relevant to everyone.

I pulled Demeter, which fittingly says at the bottom, “Letting Go”. This card is gorgeous, illustrated with the Goddess standing in a field of grain. She is an Earth goddess and is often linked with the cycles of the season’s… birth, growth, death and rebirth. She is the bringer of the winter and summer. She is the goddess of the harvest. And because of her connection to Persephone, her daughter… she represents the feelings of loss, grief and letting go.

Demeter is a reminder to us to let go of what has weighed us down this past year. It is time to let go of the worn out thoughts and feelings, the perceived failures and heartaches. It is time to walk away from the pain and disappointment and know that a new year is upon us… the wheel is beginning to turn again and a new opportunity is coming for you.

The New Year is a time of starting new projects, adapting new ideas and philosophies. It’s a time to begin doing things you have felt you should do all year, but didn’t have the courage to. Because we all respond to cycles and changes, this is the perfect time of year to allow yourself to make a shift in thinking.

Instead of just making a list of new years resolutions… also make a list of all things you want to let go of. Take your list of goals, dreams and resolutions and burn a pure white candle over them as a prayer for Divine assistance… and in that candles flame light the paper with all the things you are letting go of… and release them. Cast their ashes to the wind. This is a symbolic gesture of letting go of the old and manifesting the new.

Happy New Year and good luck to you. Sending you many blessings and pure energy.

To the gypsies… with love,

Shaheen

© Shaheen Miro 2011

beautiful boys

We were beautiful boys, too young to know better, and too proud to walk away. Something died in our hearts and minds, and was left rotting in the dark places of our souls. You had no clue how much you burned me and like a moth, I kept flying, a suicide bomber, back into your light.

They were strange, and made of gold. They glowed with warmth, but to the touch they were cold. You say everything will be okay… but once again, you do not know the path at which they go. They are always leaving. Dispensing their sorrows, to the wind with the dandelion heads. It was almost Summer then.

Keep your clothes on; there is no need to stand bare before me. There is nothing I wish to see, though I know every line that lives under your clothes. You were sculpted from the dark clay of the earth and fired in the kiln of the mountains. I saw you baptized by the fragile sea and kissed by the sun. So stand there in all your glory, but do not shed your clothes… for your exposed body would surly destroy me.

Now that there is nothing left to say. No one dares even write to the other. Let’s just let it float off into dust. You are not a fallen star to me. You will always shine. You gave me a chance, a voice and time to make my art. I have written down every word. I’ve taken it all in. Though we are saying good-bye to dying legends… the legends live on as stars; Lights in the night, to guide us home.

© Shaheen Miro 2/11/2012

beautiful one

He was deadly, beautiful and manipulating. Dark caramel eyes that charmed snakes. I remember his poetry under lamplights on darkened street. He spoke words that sounded new and shinny, sweet like hard candy and dreams. I never had his silence and patience. I stumbled over my feelings. He said secrets are easy to keep if they never leave your lips.

I looked through the diamond in the door and saw your face. A heavy-handed, “knock, knock” shook the chipping wood. My heart skipped a beat with each bang. You were deadly to me. In that moment I knew. I pulled you into my veins… sour, syrupy, venom that eats me from the inside out.

His warm hands held mine. I saw one dark circle imprinted on the map of his palm. That was me. I am printed on you. I am part of your destiny, marked by God. You can reach for others. You can reach for the shadows. But you will always be touching me. X marks the spot. Remember me foretelling of someone to come? I saw it there, in your palm.

The lights went out and I pushed myself closer, wanting to feel small in your arms. Your soft lips wrapped around mine. I was a child quivering in the nighttime heat. The pangs of love were needles digging deeper into my soul. I remember once you tried to ease my doubts with words, like your poetry, the words were right. But I never felt better. Those words were stitches that wouldn’t heal.

His sour kisses infected the sunshine. The caress of his hand down my thigh brought castles to ruins. We were higher than Icarus touching the sky. You faded back to black, asking the fiends to make you real again. I was the puppet master… you only danced at midnight when I placed my hand on your back.

Two souls were taken out of time and put into different plays. We dance on opposites sides of the sea. Turning circles, around corridors we have haunted before. Midnights still flash in my mind, metallic light cuts me open when I doze of to sleep. I’m reminded that you are worlds away. I’m still aching, when it’s cold and damp in my bones.

He let go of me. Wrote it down on a scrap of paper and threw it under the plane while it flew away. I packed up all the baggage and gave it to charity. I wasn’t leaving any mess for you to castaway in. You can’t remember me that way. I’ll rap myself in black lace and become the night.

When I sit here at this broken down piano touching keys, I’m touching the memory of you. The memory of a love song we use to sing. I wanted your ivory eyes. You could not give me what I thought I would need. I looked for too much outside of myself.

This is not a tragedy. Though love can be tragedy. This is the most powerful love story. Friendship has overcome heartache. We are torn lovers who still long to hold each other when the world gets too tough. You will make it better because you protect me. I will make it better because I will never let the darkness consume you.

My candle always burns at the end of the tunnel. Here is home. My heart will always cradle you.  I won’t be angry if he finds love… because love is for the beautiful. You’re the beautiful one to me.

I lay these lilies on the bridge, an offering to God. Shine down on me; show me my face in your face. You are the mirror in the sky and I need my own reflection. We never truly see our own beauty until we learn to swallow the monster. Love comes from love.

 

© Shaheen 2/2/2012

memento mori

There was something dangerous, sparkling in your eyes. You were hypnotic, like a deadly viper ready to suck the life from my body and soul. I was paralyzed by your poison, the second you touched my lips. I went under softly, quietly. I began to slip away.

There was a numb feeling that lingered heavy in my bones. It made my headache with the sticky sent of sandalwood and perspiration. You were worshipping me, and yet I was the sacrifice that preceded your descent, into the unfaithful underworld. No one knew what you were saying, behind your worlds… only me.

The haunting repeated nightly, the same ritual of sleep, and nightmare, and kiss and touch… and remembering again, and again. The things that could never change; your destiny. You were the one that said, love was the sin. I never questioned one word, nor did I deceive you.

I now know that the truth must be spoken, before the lie becomes too real. So many nights did we lie, never speaking a word of what weighed heavy on our hearts and minds. You were so cold and I was misguided. Two children should never be given a loaded gun, as we blew ourselves beyond recognition of the pure things we once were.

Do you still feel my heartbeat in your ear, as an imprint that will forever live in the scar tissue of your memories? I am not going anywhere, no matter how long it takes for you to get it right. I may change, but haven’t I always been a part of your metamorphosis? You couldn’t get beyond this shadow if you tried, and I thought you were the real king.

Renegades and thieves. They fought to get here to where I held tightly to your china doll eyes. I had everything in my hands, even if I had dropped it a time or two. The cracks were filled. A little memento mori. They can come and say their prayers at night, gently tucked away at my knees. Would you hear them?

The weights are still on me, the heaviness of your body, coiled around mine. I am suffocating. Then I wake up. I see soft, thick smoke, hanging over me in the nighttime. My eyes will never adjust to this madness. You can be a million miles away and even in the darkness of a room, with closed windows and doors… you find me. I lit that candle by my bedside, called on the Gods and dedicated it to your memory.

They dance with the dead sometimes, I hear… down there in the dungeon. You keep going there to repeat your pain. You used to dance with me. If the lips are red, does that mean they are alive? I have looked in the eyes of many dead men… and if you believe the lie just right… they can live again. You were the one dancing with a ghost. You can convalesce your life away.

I hear the moon will grow dark in a few days. So I have nailed all my sorrows and troubles to a board of the purest pine and I have wrapped it in black silk. I will pour vinegar and holy water over it and lay it to rest at the cross roads. Maybe the screaming will subside as Hecate swallows all my pain.

Don’t worry my little sleeping prince, my renegade… even if you are not the real king… I will still believe you. I may say one thing, but read the words behind my lips… that’s where you’ll find the truth. It taste like a bittersweet potion, belladonna and elecampane. Don’t forget me, lingering on your tongue and lips. I will flow into the well of your soul… someday my seeds will grow.

© Shaheen Miro 1/23/2011

as all this comes to an end

For the past few days the Ancient Feminine Wisdom deck has been on my mind, so while I was cleaning this evening I pulled it out. These cards are so beautifully illustrated with goddesses and heroines of Greek mythology. I decided to pull a card, asking for insight that would be relevant to everyone.

I pulled Demeter, which fittingly says at the bottom, “Letting Go”. This card is gorgeous, illustrated with the Goddess standing in a field of grain. She is an Earth goddess and is often linked with the cycles of the season’s… birth, growth, death and rebirth. She is the bringer of the winter and summer. She is the goddess of the harvest. And because of her connection to Persephone, her daughter… she represents the feelings of loss, grief and letting go.

Demeter is a reminder to us to let go of what has weighed us down this past year. It is time to let go of the worn out thoughts and feelings, the perceived failures and heartaches. It is time to walk away from the pain and disappointment and know that a new year is upon us… the wheel is beginning to turn again and a new opportunity is coming for you.

The New Year is a time of starting new projects, adapting new ideas and philosophies. It’s a time to begin doing things you have felt you should do all year, but didn’t have the courage to. Because we all respond to cycles and changes, this is the perfect time of year to allow yourself to make a shift in thinking.

Instead of just making a list of new years resolutions… also make a list of all things you want to let go of. Take your list of goals, dreams and resolutions and burn a pure white candle over them as a prayer for Divine assistance… and in that candles flame light the paper with all the things you are letting go of… and release them. Cast their ashes to the wind. This is a symbolic gesture of letting go of the old and manifesting the new.

Happy New Year and good luck to you. Sending you many blessings and pure energy.

To the gypsies… with love,

Shaheen

© Shaheen Miro 12/30/2011