How to Manifest with Candles

Fire has magic and an intensity that is unexplainable. We are fascinated by the glow of a candle, a campfire or a distant star burning brightly in the sky. Watching a candle flame is meditative, you see it dance gracefully around the wick, it breathes with life and power. The soft crackle of a campfire is soothing and its glow penetrates deep to our core.

Fire is healing in many ways, yet it can be devastating and destructive, it has a subtle warning that hisses from within; it can be your comfort and teacher, as well as your destroyer.

Fire has been a source of magic and ritual in many cultures and religions, it has been the keeper of life in myths, the symbol of gods, it has been consulted to divine the future. Fire is a source of life as it warms the cold nights of winter and cooks our food to ease our hunger. The fire of the sun allows us to grow food for eating and flowers for medicines and beauty. It truly is the make up of our spirit.

I find myself lighting candles nightly because they bring so much calm and comfort into my life. I light them with intentions and payers; I visualize my desires being pulled into my life by their gentle glow, like curious moths. When I am doing a reading or needing to feel inspired I will light a candle because I know that benevolent spirits are attracted to their glow. There is a natural energy that is emitted from a candle flame that isn’t produced by artificial light.

If you feel like you need a little something extra in your life light a candle and say a prayer, ask for something special as you light it. Write out a little poem or a few little “request” and tuck them underneath the base of a candle. If you are missing someone, who is living or passed carve their name into the side of the soft wax and light the candle, speaking your feelings to the flame knowing that it will be heard in their heart and soul.

The spirits of those who have passed do not see artificial light, they only see natural light… so they will see the soft glow of a candle.

Whenever I travel I love to light candles at the local churches because I feel like each one has a special energy that lives within its walls. I remember lighting candles in London, Mexico, New York City, and many other places… each one had a special prayer with a special energy guiding it swiftly to the Universe. Use this magic to bring a little light into your life.

Find a special candle that has a sweet scent and as it burns allow yourself to be lulled into a meditative state. Make it a mental cue that its time to relax when you light this particular candle. Firelight will sooth you and calm you… it will allow you to access your own inner wisdom.

Here is another Practice I love: Write all the things that I want to release from my life on pieces of paper and then I burn them in the flame of a new white, or black candle to release them from my life. This a powerful practice that I suggest all of you tries.

Always respect fire, as it is a powerful and uncontrollable element. Fire can have a mind of its own so watch it, respect it and thank it.

Whenever you are lighting a candle with intention see how the flame dances, and the wax melts. Does it strand tall and straight, or poke around, bobbing back and forth, or does it waver and struggle to burn bright? Does the wax form shapes, letters, or distinguishable images? This can all be symbolic of the energy you are sending to your intention.

If you want to take it another step further you can burn candles based off of their color. All colors hold powerful energy and the psychology of colors is something that has been explored for some time. Trust your own intuitive feeling about colors, what do you think they represent? If you see white as the color of peace and purity then use that if you are trying to draw those energies into your life. If you see red as passion then light red candles to bring a little spark back into your love life. You can find many books and lists of colors if you are interested in learning the long-standing symbolism associated with them.

Find time in the New Year to consciously manifest and to pull what you want into your life. Try this simple exercise and see what happens, I bet that powerful results will follow if you trust it.

Here is a list of a few meanings of colors that I have created from personal use:

White: Purity, divinity, light, peace, healing, spirit guides and the 7th (crown) chakra.

Black: Mystery, the universe, protection, wisdom, the feminine aspects of the divine, change, winter and spirit communication.

Red: passion, romance, sexuality, power, summer, anger, lust, creativity and the 1st (root) chakra.

Blue: Communication, healing, animals, clarity, the angels, harmony/serenity, and the 5th (throat) chakra.

Green: Nature, spring, prosperity, fairies, healing, Mother Earth/goddess, and the 4th (heart) chakra.

Yellow: Confusion, empathy and telepathy, earth spirits/energy, the sun, awakening, renewal, power and the 3rd (solar plexus) chakra.

Purple: psychic abilities, awareness, magic, higher power, the celestial bodies, sensitivity, understanding, higher education, and the 6th (third eye) chakra.

Orange: Work, career, health, nutrition, abundance, and the 2nd (sacral) chakra.

Pink: love, friendship, healing, understanding, forgiveness, matters of the heart and the 4th (heart) chakra.

Brown: Stability, hearth and home, finances, work problems, grounding and letting go.

Gray: protection, invisibility, fear, compromise and neutralizing.

This is my personal list and associates, feel free to add or take away from whatever I have listed here.

© Shaheen Miro 2015

Live Intentionally: Happy New Year 2015

The New Year is coming… be cheerful and celebrate! The Year is coming to an end, and as you say goodbye to 2014 let yourself discard old, worn-out energies, habits, and feelings. With the New Year you will invite a fresh perspective, and the motivation to begin again.

Transition into the New Year free of all negative energetic cords. Energetic cords are the links that have been created between you, and another person, place thing, or idea. This link creates a two-way line of energy allowing you to feed-off of, or giveaway your energy… and vice versa.

If these energetic cords are attached to something negative… you will feel drained, apathetic, depressed, and stagnant.

Let yourself have time for introspection to evaluate your energetic cords, and investments. Go on a journey to find what you are giving your energy to. What things have you invested in over the past year? Have your investments yielded positive results? Does your spirit feel nourished?

Take at least 15 mins to a half hour of time to meditate. Contemplate where your energy has been going through the last year. And then shift yourself into where you would like to invest that energy in 2015. What seed would you like to sew?

Get to the heart of these issues and call back you energy… so that you can consciously manifest what you want out of life!

As you make your list of New Years Resolutions, or the seeds you will sew, be very intent. Put your energy into things that really make you feel whole, authentic, and alive. Let your resolutions be bigger than just wishful things to muse on for the upcoming year… empower them as intentions, affirmations!

As you phrase your New Years “Intentions”, place them in the present because when you affirm something you want it to feel as real as possible. You want gear your mind to think as though the good is already taking place! Affirm like it is happening now! 

Example: “I am organized, rested and optimistic.”

And never use the word “no” because no is completely canceled out by the subconscious mind.

So to affirm, “I have no issues.” Would really be “I have issues.”

Wishing you lots of luck, and a Happy New Year!

Book an Intuitive Reading, or Spiritual Cleansing Session, Here! 

© Shaheen Miro 2014

Happy Thanksgiving: #RantGratitude

Hi Beautiful People!

The last few days have been absolutely magical. So many wonderful things have begun to come into being. I keep experiencing synchronicities right and left, and I feel so in alignment with the Universe. When things “click” like this it is surreal! 

I had to stop for a moment and just take in all the good energy. While everything is expansive and in motion I have to be still. Grounded in this moment. Present in this experience. Being completely appreciative of everything that is happening around me. 

Honestly… I feel drunk with gratitude! And really gratitude is the foundation of consciously manifesting. Gratitude is the heart of the law of attraction. If you aren’t grateful for what you’ve received in your life, then you’ve signaled to the Universe that you aren’t aware of the miracles in front of you.

It is so easy to get caught up in daily life. Lost in our heads, our jobs, or responsibilities. The chaos takes over. But gratitude doesn’t need big bells and whistles. Just a simple nod of thanks. A quiet smile. A little dance.

I decided I need to give myself space to be grateful daily. So I am challenging myself to a list of things I am grateful for each week.

I urge you to do the same!

This is the #RantGratitude  Challenge!!

Join me! Rant what you’re grateful for. Each day, or once a week… Leave it in the comments.

Share something daily on Twitter.

Use #RantGratitude 

Lets create one big vortex of awesome energy through giving thanks for the awesomeness of the Universe and our spirits.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

<3

#RantGratitude

© Shaheen Miro 2014

The Power of Purging

Embrace the wisdom of letting go. It is time to release heavy attachments that deplete you and bleed away your joy. So often we hold onto things much longer than we need to. When you have outgrown something release it. When you hold on to things you keep blessings and gifts at bay. 

Evaluate the people, objects, feelings, beliefs and ideas you are holding onto. Have you outgrown any? What is choking the life from your dreams, wishes and goals?

Allow the black holes in your life to come into your awareness… what is sucking up, absorbing and consuming your energy, vitality, and enthusiasm? Trust your intuition. Usually the fist thing that comes to mind is the right thing. Begin your purging there!

Allow this message to settle in! Especially with the retrograde in force… we are looking toward the old, and wrapping things up. Mend all holes. Allow the soft light of the Divine to wrap around you, and wash away the negative and bring about healing.

Now is the perfect time to check in. See where you are, and where you are going. An intuitive reading, or a Reiki session is great ways to really evaluate where you are and create a path toward your wellbeing.

Contact Shaheen, Here.    |    Book an Intuitive Consultation, or Cleansing Session, Here. 

Please, let me know if you have any other questions, or comments below.

© Shaheen Miro 2014

Aligning Your Thoughts

ShaheenTNOStarAre you feeling stifled? Unable to move forward with goals, plans, and dreams? Take some time for stillness! 

When you put your focus on things that you cannot control, you begin to deplete your energy. This creates a cycle of pulling toward you, and manifesting exactly what you DON’T want! Your thoughts are a powerful magnet, pulling into your life whatever you choose to focus on!

Take note throughout your day of the quality of your thoughts. Track where your mind goes. What are you focusing on? What are you giving your energy to? What mental dialogue are you having with yourself? Write down your thoughts, evaluate them, and ask yourself if they are in alignment with the things you wish to manifest! 

How often do you have an opposing thought toward exactly what you are WANTING in your life? 

Begin with this list and start to become more mindful of the things that you tell yourself and put your mental energy into. Train yourself to think more positive and affirming thoughts. Whenever you have a negative thought, catch it, imagine a big red line crossing it out, and replace it with a positive thought.

 

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© Shaheen Miro 2014

 

Keeping Composure

We shift and create our own reality, telling our energetic story based on our thoughts, ideas, beliefs and fears. Sometimes we can’t always change the immediate situation. When it is particularly difficult, I remind myself that I am in control of my reaction to that experience.

I find that this bit of wisdom is most needed when we are in the middle of a change. We constantly ask the Universe for something new, whether it is in the area of love, money, health, family or spirituality… but when the change begins we start to feel as if we are falling a part. Chaos is the metaphorical goddess of change; bring with her the seed of something new.

There is no change without uncertainty. Remind yourself that manifesting and change go hand in hand, and that change by nature isn’t static. Learn to dance with change. Take Chaos by the hand and treat her to a slow dance or something a little more wild.

I want you to repeat daily:

“My life is shifting, growing and moving in the direction of my highest good. My mind and heart are open to the dance of change.”

@ShaheenMiro  #TheGypsyTalks

© Shaheen Miro 2014

Calling Dreams

 

Spiritual Message:

Stop telling yourself that there is no time for dreaming. I want you to remember that there is always something beautiful to be found, no matter how dark and dismal things may seem. You have to know that dreams can come alive in the dark.

If you have been working toward a goal or dreaming up some huge, crazy thing, then get ready because dreams are about to come true. It is your right to have everything you want. All the things that build you up, that make you feel whole, spiritual and vibrant are meant to be yours.

Do not deny yourself of your dreams!

Happiness is not somewhere in the distance. Respect your path and your spirit, and honor the wisdom that lives inside of you. When you embrace the inner callings of your soul, you open a treasure trove of possibilities.

What has been on your mind will now come into you life… so stop the worries! What you give your energy to is a request to the Universe to bring that vibration into your life. So bring only goodness in.

Begin to rejoice in the present moment as possibilities are in the process of becoming reality. Keep calling to your dreams and they will float softly to you. Now is the time and you have all the magic in the universe at your fingertips.

Affirm: “I can dream my biggest dreams, and I have the right to attain everyone of them. Each day I wake, a new dream is made reality…. And I am grateful for it!”

All the best,

Shaheen

 

What Are Spirit Guides?

Everyone has a collective of celestial helpers waiting to by their side. These are your spirit guides, and they are waiting patiently to help you. Sadly, some people never learn to consciously connect with their guides, but here is some information to introduce you to who they are and what they do!

What are Spirit Guides?

  • A spirit guides is a discarnate entity that’s sole purpose is to aide you on your life path.  You and your guide made a soul level contract before incarnation that they would watch over, guide and protect you, as well as disperse spiritual insights and synchronicities into your life.
  • Your spirit guide has a unique understanding of you and the path that you have laid out for yourself. Often they work with you when you create your spiritual map. They have a vantage point from which they guide you because they are able to see your map clearly and they can view the “bigger” picture of our journey.
  • Your spirit guide is your souls assistant working behind the scenes. Whether you are aware of them, they constantly watch over, protect and guide you.

Does everyone have a spirit guide?

  • Absolutely everyone has a spirit guide. Some may argue that there are people who do not have guides, but as far as I have seen we all do. No matter what your religious background or beliefs are, even if you do not believe in God, you still have a guide.
  • We have a primary guide, who has incarnated at least once. The reason being is so that they have empathy about our journey here on earth. Now if you do not believe in incarnation or that whole philosophy it doesn’t negate the idea of a spirit guide. We also have a secondary guide or guides that can walk into your lives at key points bringing us more specialized guidance. For example: If you are beginning to explore a new career path and you are very passionate about it, but not very confidant you may have a secondary guide who steps in and helps you in this area. They are specialty guides.

How can I recognize the presence of my spirit guide?

  • Any time you are stressed or undergoing extreme changes in your life a spirit guide will be more dominant in your life. Their purpose is to help you with the difficult areas of your journey, so when times are tough remember that they are there.
  • It is common for people to hear their name being called, when no one is around. Usually your guides are trying to get your attention.
  • You may see flashing lights, often blue or white. Maybe even shadows or silhouettes out of the corner of your eye.
  • Reoccurring dreams, especially of a stranger whom you feel comfortable with.
  • A unique fascination with a name or geographical place, which is often connected to the name or ethnicity of your guide.
  • Some sort of reoccurring symbol. Such as numbers, letters, motifs, etc.
  • Physical sensations. Often the feeling of being touched on a shoulder or hand or someone standing near you to one side or the other.

How can I know my guides name and what they look like?

  • Most people like to know the name of their guide first. There are many ways to get the name of your guide. Basically you can ask, “What is your name?” and then wait to see which name pops into your head first, or which names stands out to you (the next person you meet, a billboard, song on the radio or it may be written on a piece of paper). You can also use a baby name book and open a page at random and select a name by pointing with your eyes closed. Or the other way is to use a name that you feel drawn to.
  • People often want to know how their guides look or what their sex is before they connect with them. My answer to this is 1) they may appear in whatever form they wish. As an animal, ball of light or a physical person. Your primary guide will typically take the form of a human. Meditation is key in finding out what they look like or you may have a dream or vision or you could ask a reader. 2) You can ask them to appear in a certain form because your guide will do whatever it takes to work with you in your comfort zone.

How can I easily speak to my guide?

  • The simplest way to speak with your guide is by talking out loud to them. Your guide will find some way to communicate back with you. This could be through symbols, visions, dreams, songs, verbal communication, feelings, television programs or other people. They will find the best way to communicate with you if you just trust.
  • Using an oracle deck is an easy and powerful way to communicate with them.
  • Write letters to them or leave little messages posted around your home or office.
  • Mediate. You can do this through a guided meditation or by simply being still for a few minutes a day.
  • Creativity and art. They are drawn to creativity and they love to inspire us. Inspiration comes from the word spirit!

A few more things

  • Angels and spirit guides are not the same. Typically your spirit guide is not a loved one who passed. These are three different types of entities.
  • Your guides have far more ability to help you when you ASK for them to help!
  • Spirit guides do not control any aspect of your life; they only offer you help and guidance. You have free will at all times. You may even ask for certain aspects of your life to be inaccessible to your guides if you like.
  • They are not all knowing. They have more insight into our life because they are watching outside of it and they can connect with our subconscious mind which is far wiser and our map.
  • Guides are never negative, harmful, pushy, controlling or frightening.
  • They know when to turn their heads if you know what I mean, but they are never truly absent.
  • They truly are your bestfriends. When you begin to connect with them, it should be more like a reunion, rather than a first encounter.

This information is only a small portion of what can be written about the subject. I’ve only pulled out the basics to get you started so that you can begin working with and calling on your guides.  Once you’ve read this you can begin enriching your life by consciously connecting with them.

Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions that you may have about this subject. If there is anything that I can elaborate on or any confusion I may clear up, I would be more than happy to.  And I would love to hear any stories you may have about working with your guides. What was your first encounter like? Do you remember the first time you consciously worked with your guide?

If you have questions, comments or stories, please comment below, or tweet @ShaheenMiro #TheGypsyTalks

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© Shaheen Miro 3/22/2011

4 Reasons Why You Should Practice Spiritual Cleansing

Spiritual cleansing is the act of good energetic hygiene! Using the Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection you can begin shifting your vibration to something more positive and conducive to happiness!

  1. You are ALWAYS telling an energetic story! Your energetic story is the vibration that you are giving off. This vibration is a beacon that shines out into the Universe and magnetizes like vibrations to you. If you are unaware of the energetic story you are telling, then you are most likely attracting negative things into your life!
  2. Your state of being is the manifestation of the energetic story you are telling. Are you drained, tired, uninspired or completely stressed? Are you unhappy, unhealthy and feeling sluggish? Have you been experiencing loneliness, lack of love and friendship and dead-ends with love and work? This is the result of being unaware of the energy you are putting into the world!
  3. When you clear negative energy, you have to replace it with something positive. There is an energetic principle that states, “When something is moved in time and space, something else must take its place.” This means that once you clear your energy field of negative or stray energy, you must replace it with a better vibration. If you clear it away, but you don’t replace it with something else it will fill back up.
  4. Spiritual Cleansing can be easy! There are many, many ways to practice spiritual cleansing. The  benefits are awesome… and you can make it part of your daily routine. From taking a bath, to using crystals, to practicing a little visualization. It makes your whole life better… why not take the opportunity!

But do not fear… the Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection are, HERE! Use some of these wonderful techniques to shift and change the story you are telling, and to finally live the life you want.

If you are a DIY Mystic you will find numerous opportunities and ideas to change your vibration. But, if you need a little support you can set up an energetic cleansing session with me!

Book your cleansing, here. (Leave a note saying Spiritual Cleansing, with your name and email!)

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© Shaheen Miro 2014

The Gypsy Talks: Energy June 21

Do you realize you’re always telling an energetic story?

That energetic story is narrated by your thoughts, feelings, ideas, beliefs and fears. It dictates the atmosphere of your life. The things you are bring in and pushing out. The energetic story you are telling may not be the one you want to tell.

This could be the cause of unhappiness, failed ventures, and lack of motivation, or love… or whatever else you keep reaching for, but never get your hands on.

Do you want to be happy? Do you want to manifest the life you want?

When you know your energetic story, you can consciously create the things you desire.

The Gypsy Talks: Energy will cover 3 areas

  1. What energetic story are you telling?
  2. How can you clear blocks of energy?
  3. How can you direct energy to get what you want?

We will discuss how your thinking is adding or taking away from your awesome life! How to perform spiritual cleansing and protection to clear the slate of negative energy. And, we will talk about techniques such as a vision board for manifestation, and a few other morsels of magical stuff!

We will discuss these key areas as a group, and allow space for questions to be asked!

When:

June 21 2014 1:00-3:00

Where:

Bohemian Café 340 Ludlow Ave. Cincinnati Ohio 45220

Donation:

$15 to cover the space and tea! You can bring a snack if you would like, or something to share.

Bring yourself, and a notebook… and an eagerness to hangout and learn something new.

Please RSVP by June 16 at Shaheen@shaheenmiroinsights.com

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