We have pushed through the door into a much needed New Year. Yes, 2016 seemed like a wild ride for everyone… individually and collectively. As I have said before, we are in a time of great shadow work. We have come face to face with the lost, forgotten, unacknowledged and unwelcome parts that live in our collective consciousness.
Now is a time to create big change and magic in our lives. A New Year feels like a break in the energy pattern of daily living… the real magic of the New Year comes from you… your willingness to look at and participate in your life and the things you are creating. This magic is available you moment to moment. Not just at the New Year.
I want to invite you to make some magic in your life right now! Learn to tell a new story, link into a new vibration and create a new world for yourself… real change comes one step at a time. As you ignite your inner fire, you help light the way for others on the path.
2016 was the year of the Hermit in Tarot meaning that we each did a deep dive into the inner workings of our souls. The disconnected, fragmented self was revealed. We got to see the holes in our thinking, in our intentions, in our way of being. For those brave enough to go into those places where it hurts a type of alchemy has happened… a beautiful process of transformation has begun!
Which leads us into 2017 the year of the Wheel of Fortune in Tarot. We have moved into a time of action, progress and change. The energy of the Wheel has given us the opportunity to cycle, and recycle our energies, efforts and intentions. I see this year as a big bang. Meaning that our intentions are the starting place and they are going to grow, thrive and move outward into creation. We are making our way back out, from our journey in!
Here are 4 simple ways you can create magic in 2017:
- Say Goodbye. Say goodbye to the people, situations and attachments that no longer serve you. Yes, you will meet some goodbyes with fear, and trepidation. Change is something that makes most of us uncomfortable. But remember that change opens the door to possibility, and with possibility anything can happen. Make a list of 10 things (people, places, situations, beliefs, etc) that no longer serve you…that steal you confidence, energy, potential and focus. When you have made that list burn it into ashes and scatter it to the wind. (Check out: WORKING WITH THE HEAVY PLANETARY & COSMIC ENERGIES AS 2016 COMES TO AN END).
- Create an affirmation. Rather than focusing on individual resolutions for the year, find a mantra that captures the feeling you want to create in your life. For example… do not focus on getting thinner. Focus on feeling more amble, expansive, and well. You might affirm: I am comfortable in my skin, I am comfortable in my life, I am comfortable in my spirit. I create the life, and situations that support my sense of wellbeing completely.
- Express yourself. Self-expression is the most powerful form of magic I know. When you can be vulnerable enough to express yourself to the world, or even to yourself in those dark, silent moments alone. You become conscious of what you are creating, of what you are thinking and believing to be true. You amp up your point of attraction by magnetizing your creative abilities and literally creating what you want and need. It can begin with something as simple as coloring in a coloring book, or writing in a journal daily, or just doodling in a notebook. Maybe you want to do some interpretive dance or yoga. Learn something new! Just express yourself. (Check out: The Tarot Coloring Book, or The Right to Write).
- Give more. Giving more of your love, time, energy and resources is an affirmation that you have enough, in fact, it is an affirmation that you are abundant. If you can give, then you can continue to receive. Energy is meant to move, thrive, flow and follow cycles. If you hold onto your abundance then you literally snuff it out! Find ways that feel good to give, and you will see your life opening up in even more ways than you could ever imagine!
Sending you love and light!
Changing your life begins with changing the energetic story you are projecting into the world. Action must proceed intention. And intention is the seed of creation. When we look at our lives like puppets on the strings of fate we lose vital power. You are meant to live a life of expansive power, brilliant splendor and creative output. Sometimes we get a little lost in the storm of life… And forget how powerful we really are!
So much magic lies dormant within you, and all around you. Tools of change are at your fingertips… Little treasures of magic just waiting to empower your intentions. These tools are nothing more than energetic supplements to add to the already innate power within you. Crystals, candles, talismans and prayers… All of which elicit a visceral response that pours out into the Universe to create change.
You are always engaging in this process with your thoughts, your feelings, and whatever you choose to put energy into. But when you learn that you can direct this energy, you find big magic is everywhere just waiting to work for you! Rather than getting caught in the undertow of life you learn to move with your personal flow. And you can attract or repel the things that you want and need in your life.
I present many, many tools and techniques here to help people reclaim this birth right of empowerment. Through spiritual cleansing and protection you learn to protect your energy, and take ownership of what manifest in your life. These simple tools become ceremonies that gesture to the Universe, and your inner wisdom helping you to co-create the life you want.
It must be said that you cannot change every single thing in your life… Because you are part of the larger world. But you can at least control your reaction to these things. This is the root of personal empowerment and manifestation.
One way I like to use this raw potential is by lighting candles of intention. These intention candles become beacons in the vast Universe igniting your desires and pulling them to you. Firelight has long been honored and regarded as something magical, divinely created. It awakens our sense of wonder and reverence. So naturally lighting a candle can be a simple form of relaxation, or a major energetic game changer.
A candle is simply a vehicle for infusing and impressing your intentions upon and then allowing the energy to spiral outward. You are taking a more active approach to creating your dreams. Rather than daydreaming, or speaking you are literally creating!
Whatever candle you choose, let it be a fresh one that has never been burned before. Color can factor into the decision based on the vibration of color and the symbolic association. A white candle is, in my mind, a pure form of energy waiting to manifest. You can take this candle and wash it with a bit of fresh water mixed with sea salt, or some Florida Water, or even a bit of incense smoke. This is to energetically cleanse the candle to make it fresh and ready for your desire.
Holding this candle in your hand, and near your heart you can fill it with you desire, dreams, and prayers. Impress upon it what you are wishing to manifest… As if it is a light signal conveying a deep message to the Divine. As you hold that candle fill it with as much energy, feeling, and imagery you can. You are imprinting your personal power upon the candle’s raw potential. Again, this is a signal to the Universe for change… Much like making a wish before blowing out a birthday candle!
I often repeat a prayer or affirmation to convey my intention. I usually write this affirmation or prayer prior to creating my intention candle. I really hone in on what I want to create. What tides of change are you trying to summon? By writing this down you solidify it within you head and heart, and you can leave this near your candle for an added layer of intention.
Some people will choose to use an already written prayer, a psalm, a poem or even a song lyric. Sometimes you might find yourself speaking stream of conscious as you hold the candle. Let your inner wisdom guide you as you articulate what your truest intention is.
Keep in mind that you want your intention to be affirmative, rooted in the present and always positive.
This candle is the light of change. Like a moth my desires are drawn to me. Opportunities for love and romance are all around me. My perfect partner finds me. Loving, attentive, and completely committed. I am open to this change.
Once you have completely impressed upon this candle your intention it is ready to be lit. Light the candle in a sacred space where you feel open, receptive and safe from distraction. Imagine the flame igniting your desire, and pouring light into the Universe. This is the light of change, and whatever you desire is attracted to it… Like a moth. Being drawn closer to you.
This is a signal to Divine, benevolent forces!
Or if this candle is to keep something at bay… Imagine it to be a protective barrier warding off and keeping the shadows from your life. Whatever works for you… The energy will follow your intention.
Light the candle and allow it to burn. Be with it for a bit, continuing to focus on the intention you are creating. Allow it to burn out completely. Or snuff it out and relight it again the following day. You never want to blow out an intention candle. Allow it to burn for a few minutes each day if you can and continue to focus on change.
Let your candle burn, and build energy and project your intention outward. Each time you light your intention candle muster as much energy as you can toward your desire. Repeat your affirmation to help you keep your focus and clarity. When the candle has burned you may choose to create another intention candle… Depending on how big or small your goal is.
A good rule of thumb is within a few days you should see some sign of change… If anything a feeling of shifting energy within you. Within a few weeks you should begin to see things manifesting that support your desire. And within a month or so you should see this goal actualized. This is not a guarantee… Sometimes you may need to alter your intention and heed the message that Spirit might be trying to convey. It is good to consult an Spirit worker if you are trying to tackle a big, or somewhat lofty goal!
Please, feel free to ask questions below about the process of creating Intention Candles. I will share more information in the future.
© Shaheen Miro
The mystical power of prayer is everyone’s gift. Regardless of what religious background you draw from, prayer is an empowering approach to creating change in your life. Activating your innate power, and the energy of the Univesre you can shift your life to reflect are more balanced, empowered and wholesome state.
Prayer is nothing more than a focused intention. A request that stirs your inner light, and awakens the flow of Divine energy. Any empowered action is a prayer. You can call it prayer, ritual, ceremony, spell or intention. You are praying whenever you imbue action with intention and open your heart to receive.
For me prayer can be spontaneous and in the moment speaking out loud from the heart. Addressing the Divine spark that lives within and around you with grace, gratitude and willingness.
Some prayers are more elaborate. I use candles, crystals and botanicals to, not only activate my inner light, but move my body and mind into a mystical state. By using these tangible actions your intention becomes all encompassing; a visceral experiences that reaches into the soul.
You can use traditional prayers from whatever background feels significant to you. You can use song lyrics or poetry. You can write your own prayers. I love using affirmations… just are another type of prayer. Whatever opens your heart and soul to change!!
Open Yourself for Prayer
Prayer isn’t just making a requeste to the Unvierse. You are working to inspire change. To create an internal shift that works on the external. So begin your most sincere prayers with stillness. Allow your mind chatter to disapate, untangle and free yourself to listen.
When I allow myself to pray, and be open guidance comes quickly. It may be a vision of some actionable step. A profound thought. A feeling of release. Or most often… A series of synconcistic events that lead me to exactly what I called out for. Though it can be very different than what you expected!
Pray with feeling… Rather than focusing on an external thing to happen. Focus on the feeling you would like to cultivate. Fill your mind with all the things you wish to have manifest through your prayer. See it in living color and explicit detail…
How does that feel?
Then drop the daydream and hold onto the feeling. Let your prayers float on those beautiful feelings, and the Universe can do the rest!
Remember, stillness can come in so many forms. A formal meditation. A walk in nature (always healing). A long bath. Or a nap! Whatever nourishes your inner light.
Creating Ritual With Prayer
I have a mystical mind. My soul longs to dance in the ephemeral… Anything that inspires magic takes me to my deepest place. For that reason I work with many different tools, talismans, amulets and other power objects. This is my personal taste… But it is not law!
Before a prayer I will hold a fresh candle. White is a perfect color for any intention. I fill the candle with all the feelings, images and energy I can muster. Then I anoint the candle with a sweet scented oil. Rose geranium, lavender, lemongrass, or frankincense are wonderful choices.
Then I will repeat my verbal prayer or affirmation. Followed up lighting the candle and watching it burn for a few minutes. I suggest repeating your prayer 3 more times while the candle burns. Allow the candle to burnout, and know your prayer has been sent to the Universe.
If you cannot let the candle burn down, then you may snuff it and re-light the candle the following day. Use a tea light, chime candle, or even a birthday candle if you want it to burn quickly. Or you might try a jar candle that can burn for a series of days. 3, 7, 9 or 13 days is traditional… But do what is practical and feels right!
Allow Your Prayer Seeds to Take Root
Praying daily is a beautiful practice. But always pray with an open heart and the gentle knowing that you have been heard. And that you trust in your own divine light to guide you forward. If you meet prayer with desperation, or impatience you will squander the power of you beautiful intention before it can manifest. Like planting a seed, prayer needs time to find its roots… With mindful care.
A Prayer to Release Negativity
Here is a beautiful prayer I use often. Repeat it as you like. Daily, in times of need, or whenever feels nourishing for your soul.
“I release negative attachment into the infinite Univere…
To be recycled and regenerated into another form…
That honors and supports my highest good.
So shall it be.”
Burning a bundle of sage, or sacred incense while repeating this prayer adds an extra element.
The Serenity Prayer
Another beautiful prayer to release attachment, pain and heartache. Often used by those recovering from addiction, but this prayer is a powerful affirmation for any heart looking for serenity, peace and the strength to move forward.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…
courage to change the things I can…
and wisdom to know the difference…
So Shall it be.
Blessing Yourself with Psalm 23
The Book of Psalms is filled with 150 illuminated songs for change, reflection, peace and healing. Used by many different traditions… These prayers are appropriate for anyone who feels a deep connection to these words. You may even wish to rewrite them to reflect language that is more affirmative, or reflective of your belief system.
Psalm 23 is often used as an all purpose prayer. Empower the words with your deepest intention. Working with psalm 23 can create big magic in all areas… Including love, money, and personal blessing. Many people use this psalm as a way of clearing their path, and awakening miracles in their lives.
Before praying Psalm 23 take time for stillness. Reflect on the change you wish to see in your life. Write a simple statement that highlights the positive outcome. Write it on a clean piece of paper.
Then soak in a warm bath of sea salt, or lemon juice to cleanse your aura. Continuing to focus on your intention.
Anoint a white candle with an appropriate oil. Place the candle in a safe holder ontop of your written intention. Light it and prayer the psalm. Feel yourself filled with gratitude, and the willingness to embrace change. Allow your Spirit Circle to be with you as a safety net to guide your prayers…
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil for thou art with me.
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil.
My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
So Shall it be.
Using Flordia Water in prayer is another beautiful way to amplify your intention and connect you to Divine energy. Flordia Water is a botanical cologne that has a citrusy smell that raises your vibration and calls on benevolant forces. Used by many spiritual workers!!
Prayer is a Personal Expression
I consider myself a spiritual nomad… My gypsy soul is filled with life, reverence and inspiration by many traditions. Whatever speaks to me… Has power. For some this may sound irreverent. But remember no one can tell you how to work with the divine, or how to touch your soul.
Growing up in a very spiritual atmosphere I found prayer in many different ways. My mother and I often light candles during the full moon. Tucked under the velvet sky, with nothing but moonlight, candles and our open hearts we pray. I also use Tarot for my prayers. Tarot has been a second language for me my whole life…
For some these traditional prayers, and psalms may not fit with your religious background. Again, let them be a template upon which you write your own version. There is no right way to speak to the Divine. You are magic. You have free reign to speak your prayers as you see fit!
Always have respect… But play it the way you feel it!
Everyone can use a little prosperity magic in their lives, and it is something people ask me about often. Whether it is creating more money in your life, or attracting a specific amount of money… Activating your innate magnetic potential is the trick!
Most of us feel icky when it comes to money… Having it, keeping it, getting it! And yes, money can be icky business. But it is not innately evil. For the most part our mindset of it is what taints money, and it’s flow. Not to say we don’t come up against hard times when it seems pretty fleeting (I that first hand)!
Explore what you believe about money.
What is it? Why does it come and go? Why do some people have more than others?
From there you can shift your point of attraction by shaking feelings of lack, pain, disappointment and there not being enough of it to go around… Because there is!
1. Live in a way that allows there to be a flow of money. Yes, you want to be mindful, and careful about how you use your money. But you cannot attraction prosperity if you aren’t living in agreement with prosperity… Which at its core is FLOW!
2. Set an intention that you are always receiving money. Every dollar you spend is a dollar coming back to you. When you pay someone you are exchanging energy, and you are setting an intention that someone will also pay you for something… Isn’t that exciting!
3. Place your attention on being in the flow. One of the best ways is to not get caught up in how money will come to you. We often believe that the only way to make money is through our “day-job” but that is not true at all! Money can come from anywhere at anytime…
4. It is bigger than money… It is prosperity and abundance. If you need something that you believe you can only get with money, and you believe that money can only come in one way… Then you have closed the door on so many new avenues.
5. If you expect money, prosperity and abundance to come to you… You have to add to the big, cosmic flow of money… Which means buying, spending and sharing. Invest in people, and things that you want, need and believe in. So go out and buy something that you want from someone that you respect and admire… Which includes tipping people when you have you morning cup of coffee, or when you are out for dinner.
6. When money and opportunities seem scarce don’t shrink in fear that you won’t have enough or things won’t work out. You are literally consticting your aura, and creating a wall that prosperous energy cannot penetrate.
A Simple Money Spell
I love manifesting and working my intentions by getting my hands dirty… Which means that I like to use tools. Candles, botanicals, crystals, prayers to help me manifest. Again, this creates a point of attention for your intention.
Symbolic gestures activate our inner flow, and helps us to move energy. You can view it however you like… A spell, prayers, intention, ritual… Whatever it is you are helping to raise, and move the energy which you need to bring about change. And working with tools, objects and curios is the best way to make it happen!
One of my favorite tricks candle work. Candles have long been regarded as magical tool because it helps us to concentrate, focus and see our intention in the phsyical world. Firelight has a mystical quality that awakens our innate sense of wonder, mystic and magic.
A candle (one large candle that can burn several days, one candle for a number of days (I like 7) or just one candle that you can burn till the end.
Some pumpin pie spice which usually has cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice and cloves in it… All of which are traditional spices for attracting abundance, money, and creating fast change.
Some basil which is a great herb for banishing negativity and creating general good energy.
Honey a great tool for creating sticky, sweet, attraction energy!
Set an intention by creating an affirmation or phrases:
I activate my flow to bring me infinite opportunity to make money, and draw in prosperity, now!
Or, I activate my flow to bring me (x amount of needed money) in infinite ways, now!
Take your candles and hold them while you repeat your affirmation. Fill them with as much feeling of abundance, flow and prosperity you can. See it in your mind if you would like. Let your whole body vibrate with this powerful affirmation.
Roll the candles, or drizzle them with the honey. This will help create an energy of attraction, and it will be a “glue” to make the botanicals stick!
Then sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice and the basil on the candles so that they stick to, and cover the honey.
Each day light your candle(s) and repeat the affirmation!
As I stated before, you can use one candle each day to represent your intention, or even the amount of money you would like to attract. or you can use one candle that is lit over a number of days. I like to do seven days, or 3 if I can. If you are in a pinch, then do one candle, on one day!
Let the candle burn down, and then get out of the way and let the money come in!
Remember, you do not have to imagine/figure-out/speculate on where the money will come from, how it will get to you… Or if it needs to be cash money at all! The Universe will figure it out!
This is just one, simple, non-denominational way of helping to manifest an intention. It is only as powerful as you allow it to be. The spices have a vibration that helps to mingle with your own intention to bring about change. Your allowance of that change is key!
Do you have any tips or tricks for manifesting abundance and prosperity?
Do you have any questions or comments?
I love hearing from you…
Stay cosmic, stay mystical… And stay empowered!
© Shaheen Miro
I find myself filled with so much pain when I see a beautiful person breaking under the pressure of daily life. Walking through life, hunched over, and heavy with thoughts, beliefs and ideas that limit the light burning deep inside. Accepting that it is easier to survive, rather than live has poisoned our heads and hearts. Unfortunately it is a cycle that some never really break.
Lack mentality isn’t a completely unreasonable position to hold. It seems to be proven everyday… Someone is going without something. Or there isn’t enough in our own lives to spread from day to day: money, love, happiness, food, etc. But we aren’t seeing the truth of how it can be, we are experiencing the byproduct of what has been sewn into life.
Shifting this perspective lack to abundance is a radical gesture… reclamation of our divine nature.
When you are feeling down and out… Hungry for more, but living on crumbs look for proof of goodness, not proof of scarcity. Faced with the sobering truth that you are on your last dollar, and the bank account is running dry might seem like confirmation that you are poor. But what if you played with that intention and took it as proof that at least for today you have something to sustain you.
Shifting perspective to prove providence, rather than insufficiency will open your eyes, and heart to change. You might find optimism akin to ignorance, but it is born from the truth that: There is power in perspective. You cannot always change the condition right away, but you can change your reaction to it.
Your reaction becomes your point of attraction.
1. Activating the Law of Gratitude
Sewing seeds of gratitude magnifies the beauty and grace in your life. Cultivate an acute awareness for goodness as it shows up again and again in your life. Surrender to the blessings in your life with reverence and respect and your journey becomes empowered. Gratitude shines light on the stones lining the path we have traveled. It becomes a powerful affirmation of how strong we really are, how far we have come and how much further we can go!
Go deeper into your experience with the liberation of gratitude.
An Exercise in Gratitude:
For a week, or even a few hours begin to express gratitude for what shows up in your life. Release your prayers of want and need… And open your spirit to what shows up for you. Dance with the mystery of life unfolding, and see the blessings in what manifests. Water your life with gratitude, and more of what you want will bloom without you ever asking for it.
Gratitude supercharges our life with a special magnetism of expansion. Gratitude is a sacred prayer to Spirit… You are asking to be cracked wide open to the possibility of what can never be imagined in your wildest dreams.
2. Awakening the Virtue of Support
Treading into the world of possibility and summoning the spirit of abundance must be met with the humbling act of ASKING FOR HELP!
Most of us fight the virtue of support. Something programmed deep within our psyche is repulsed by asking for help. Whether it is born of fear, or pride… Asking for assistance and support makes us feel vulnerable. It awakens the demons of failure. Without opening yourself to the vulnerability of outside support you become lost in the mountains of your own pain. Feeding on the ghosts of what no longer nourishes you.
Calling on the aid of others is an act of personal compassion. It asserts your trust in the benevolence of the Universe and the kindness of others. No one, and nothing can provide you with love, support and blessings if you live with arms closed, and hearts locked away.
Trust itself is a neutral creature. She provides more evidence for what you believe to be true. What you hold as true becomes true for you. Be brave enough to trust that there is kindness and compassion in the world. You will be met with supporting experiences. By contrast, if you take refuge in fear, and position the world around you as malevolent you will be met with exactly that!
Life would be more wholesome if you allowed the virtue of support to be active in your life. Don’t paint yourself into a corner. Deciding that nothing ever changes before you’ve even played with the possibility.
You have the love and support of those around you. You have the love and support of your Spirit Circle. And you have the love and support of the Divine… All of it waiting for you to ask for it! I promise you are worthy of it…
3. Expressing the Power of Reciprocity
Mahatma Gandhi said: You must be the change you wish to see in the world. If your life is looking like pain, poverty and lack of love… Ask yourself the hard question: Am I expressing those qualities? If you want love you must give love. If you want help you must give support. This is the power of reciprocity.
Share the blessings in your life, and life will share her blessings with you!
The Divine spark of the Universe is always there working to meet your needs. Spirit wants to prove to us what we hold as the truth. What’s more is that Spirit wants to partner with us to paint the masterpiece that is life. If you are expressing prayers of want and need to the Spirit… Then you must also rise to the occasion of receiving and creating that need in your life.
Holding too tightly to stagnant, worn out, fear based beliefs puts you in the outer edge… You will always find yourself saying, “That life isn’t for people like me”, or “I am not one of the lucky ones.” You tread into the land of Martyrdom… And no one finds happiness there.
Think about it this way. You want to take flight from this painful, desolate place… There is no beautify, fun or excitement to be had here. There is a flight waiting to take you to your oasis. But you have to actually pack your bags, and make the journey to the airport, and get on the plane. Only then can Spirit whisk you away on a powerful flight to the other side of the world.
You are living your life, your story, and your power! Own it… And expect nothing less than the best. Be willing to give only your best in return. Only you can do it for yourself. Let your wild-heart show up BIG in the world! That is the secret to weaving a life of magic.
© Shaheen Miro 2016
Want More Magic? Big Change? And help doing it?
Crystals are my favorite high vibe power tool for creating change and manifesting intentions. Crystals are vibrant seeds of energy waiting to co-create with you. Tapping into these seeds of energy is an easy, organic, and deeply rich experience. Think of crystal power like a big energetic supplement… adding to, fortifying, protecting and shifting your glowing energy bodies.
Your personalized crystal kit will be filled with a selection of stones, and minerals that I intuitively choose for you based on what you need energetically. These crystal combinations are for you to touch your highest good, and manifest your most precious dreams.
Lets mystically collaborate. Honor yourself. GET a Crystal Kit!
These are the perfect gift for yourself… and the mystical people in your life!
Do you want to feel empowered, inspired, authentic and whole?
I know I do! Many of us are looking for more ways to find true north, to find true place and purpose in the world. But more importantly many of us are looking for ways to actually feel in the flow of living.
I have a few power thoughts for you to contemplate. A few little seeds of truth that can help you activate your innate goodness. When you begin to use these action steps you will fall into the flow, live on purpose, and make daily steps to living intently.
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again… we are all telling an energetic story! Our energetic story is our views of the world, and how we play in it. The idea of being authentic seems to come up a lot in the “new age”, self-help and metaphysical world… for some of us it may sound like fluff! But what we are actually talking about is being conscious and aware of what our intentions are!
Okay so here we go!
- Are you focused on your health and wellbeing?
Your body is always talking to you! Isn’t that a fun idea? Whatever you are dealing with physically is the accumulated history of your energetic story, your perspective of the world. When you live life completely cut off from your inner voice, your intuition, you being to give up ownership of your body.
Have you been dealing with any physical issues?
Any illness, pain or discomfort?
Your disease is a message waiting to be heard. So listen. Just stop for a moment and listen.
Ask yourself: If my disease is a metaphor what does it represent?
Feed yourself good foods. Exercise. Get plenty of sleep. Drink water. Do not feel guilty when you fall off track. Believe me I love potato chips and cookies. When we look at food like the enemy then our intention becomes: Whatever I eat is going to deplete me. Bless your cookie, baby!
- How are you taking action?
Inaction is passive living. When you live passively you are telling the Universe, and all the other things you are linked into… do what you want with me because I’m not in control. Be clear about what you are doing, and what you are not doing.
If it’s not yes, then it’s no! Wow. Now you can take action. Stop struggling with maybe. Stop struggling with indecisiveness. When you are indecisive you are leaking out your power everywhere.
Ask yourself: Why am I afraid to take action? What do I have to lose? How can I take ownership of my life now?
Guilt is not welcomed here. Don’t do it for a second. So what… you haven’t been taking the reins for a while. Now you can. The present moment is your place of power. Look at your past inaction is a gathering period. You were in fear of something before, but remind yourself: Fear usually tells us we are getting closer to something good.
- Do you choose positive thoughts?
Negative self-talk is a pandemic. Thinking negatively seems to be in vogue, everyone just accepts it as the way it is. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Really! You do not have to tell yourself negative things. In fact you’ve probably been telling yourself negative things without even knowing it.
So what happens if you change your inner dialogue to something positive?
Have you ever tried it?
What does it feel like when you say something negative to yourself?
How does it feel in your body?
What happens to your mood?
What happens to your energy?
What happens to your digestive system?
Now say something positive.
How does that feel? What changed?
You don’t have to believe it right away. Talk nicely to yourself. Think of your mind, your spirit, and your empowered self, like a little, feisty black cat. You have to lure it in, talk sweetly to it, and give it a treat and a good rubdown. If you yell it at, it’s going to scratch you and run away.
I find my negative self-talk comes in and goes out in a flash. I usually catch my negative thoughts right at the end. And then I think… Wow, Shaheen you really are doing a number on yourself now. But I turn it back around when I can. For every negative thing I say, I replace it with two positive things. It feels so good.
- Are you organized?
Your home is an out picturing of your inner world. Your stuff represents your thoughts, and where you are placing your mental energy.
What are you surrounding yourself with?
How many piles of things are you leaving unattended?
What responsibilities are falling by the wayside?
Clutter, and stuff are distractions. They are pockets of unintentional energy. We want to be on purpose, we want to align with an intention. Look at your piles of stuff and rather than be brought down by them, view them as found currency. Work through it, release it and free it up for a better energetic investment.
Everything you own has a piece of your energy in it. Chew on that for a bit. Then spit it out.
- Do you honor the imperfect?
Perfect is never really perfected, plain and simple. Wabi-sabi is the Japanese view of honoring the imperfect. When things are imperfect they have character. They feel personal and filled with life.
Bless the imperfect. Find beauty in the things that just seem to be a little off. Look at the bark of a tree. It is not perfect. It has knots, bumps and discolorations. But it feels on purpose. It is intentional. It is guided by the deeper pulse of the Universe. Imperfect is art in action.
What are you trying to make perfect?
How is perfection holding you back?
Usually ideas of perfection are really fear in disguise. The fear to move forward. The fear to fail. The fear to be right. The fear to actually do something!
- Are you forming your own opinions?
Opinions are swirling through the air like dust particles. Opinions aren’t necessarily bad, they’re is just an overabundance of them. Really we use opinions as a way to make things relative so that we can comprehend them. You can have your own opinion.
Our heads are filled with the voices of so many other people. what’s even more insane is how we try to listen to all of those other voices, ignoring our own. Your voice, your idea, your place in world is valid.
What do I really think?
What do I really feel?
How does this go against the grain of the other thinkers in my life?
Why am I listening to them, and not myself?
When you free your spirit from the opinions of others you begin to float. Life is more vibrant. You may find yourself more colorful, and a bit eccentric. Gosh, the way we would live if we didn’t think anyone was watching.
- Do you love what you are doing?
Are you in a job, relationship, situation, or pattern of thinking that makes you unhappy?
Why are you doing it?
Maybe look at the other power thoughts above to answer that question.
Relationships and jobs are the two biggest pain points in people’s lives. We tend to bleed out our power into things that make us feel completely unhappy. But you are meant to be happy. That is your R I G H T. That is the law of the Universe.
Remember, if it isn’t a yes, then it is a no! Say no when you really mean no. Don’t say yes out of fear, or guilt, or responsibility. You do not have to justify yourself.
Just ask yourself: Does this feed my spirit? If not, move along!
Do you want help on your journey to live more intently?
© Shaheen Miro 2015
I want to talk about psychic and spiritual cleansing for another individual. This is a subject that has come up a lot in recent emails, and comments so I think it is important to address it here.
When working for other people in a psychic/spiritual sense there are many layers to the process because you are working with energy, more specifically, the energy surrounding the individual. In order to have a truly solid working the person should be open, and receptive to the cleansing process. If they aren’t open to the process, then they most likely aren’t ready to release whatever is around them.
This does not mean that a cleansing can’t be performed. On some level their higher self may be receptive to this wave of good energy, and willing to let it in. But when people are in psychic trauma they usually oppose whatever has their best interest in mind. So if you are performing a cleansing on someone who isn’t aware of this, you must send it out with the intention that they will receive the good energy if they would like!
With all rituals you are trying to create an energetic and conscious shift through the use of symbolic language and concentrated energy… this can be done in many ways, some simple, and some elaborate. But the process of spiritually cleansing another person can be very simple. All you will need are a few tools of intention.
To begin we will work with a few candles, as they are powerful forms of concentrated and focused energy used by many religions and paths throughout history, and the world! Read more about candle’s here!
You will choose a candle that represents the person being cleansed. This candle is often called an, Astral candle, it represent the person on an energetic level. Often times this candle will be in the color associated to their astrological sign. You can find this information below.
You will need a black, or white candle. This candle will be the magnet that attracts and holds whatever negative energy and attachments are connected to the person being cleansed. This is essential a psychic vacuum, much like an egg is used in spiritual cleansing. Read about Limpia with an Egg here.
You will also need a blue, or pink candle. This candle will be filled with an intention of love, positive energy, health and Universal blessing. Whenever you are performing a spiritual cleansing you want to fill the spaces that are cleared away with good energy! Move something in time and space, and something else must take its place.
Gather together your 3 candles, along with sea salt, spring water, sweetly scented incense, and a lighter. You can also have a piece of paper with the persons name written on it, or a photograph of them. This is an energetic connection to them to help focus your intention.
Find a space where you will not be disturbed. Place all of your tools of intention on a table, tray or in one area of the ground. Make sure you have proper candleholders, a pitcher of water nearby for accidents, and that nothing will be in the way of the candles as they burn. You may want to place them on a plate so you can easily move them to burn after the cleansing.
When you are ready to begin find a seated position on the floor. Close your eyes and begin to breathe deeply. Let your breath become rhythmic… in and out. Feeling your belly expand, rise, and then fall. Lulling you deeper into a meditative state.
Allow your mind to unwind. Your thoughts to disentangle. Relax your feet, your legs, your hips, and your core. Relax your chest, your shoulders, neck and arms. Let your head fall down between your shoulder blades. Let it hang for a few moments just feeling a good stretch. Keep breathing. Keeping your rhythm.
Now begin to visualize yourself being surrounded by a beautiful bubble of white light. See it glow brightly, growing around you and forming a beautiful protective barrier. This is the white light of the Universe surrounding you in protection.
Around this white light visualize a beautiful blue light. This blue light glows brightly with a gentle hue that evokes a feeling of love, and healing. This is the healing light of the Universe adding to your intention.
Now you can begin your intention for cleansing.
Mix the sea salt, and spring water together. This is a powerful cleansing agent. Sprinkle the salt water around yourself, and around the space. Sprinkle it over the candles, and the other tools you have gathered.
Now light the incense. Let the smoke waft around the space, and around your body. Let it lift the energy in the air, and create an atmosphere of power, and sacred healing. Take your 3 candles and waft them through the smoke of the incense to release any stray energy held within.
Hold in your hands the first candle, the astral candle. Wash it gently with salt water, allowing it to cleanse and bless the candle. Now with the candle held in your palms begin to concentrate and visualize the person begin cleansed. Think of them as they are now. Their personality, their physical characteristics, their voice, their movement. Their mental and emotional state. Intend that this candle represent whomever you are cleansing.
Place the candleholder overtop of the photo/paper with their name on it. Now light the candle in the holder and say:
I affirm that this light is (name the person).
Now hold in your hands the second candle, either black or white. Wash it with salt water. With the candle in your palms begin to focus on the person being cleansed. Focus on their condition. See all the pain, the struggle, the sorrow, the attachments and limiting energies going into the candle. Intend that the candle is a magnet that attracts and absorbs the heavy energy surrounding whomever you are cleansing.
Light this candle from the astral candle. As the flame of the astral candle lights the flame of the banishing candle, see it as transference of negative energy. From the person you are cleansing, to the candle! Now place it in the holder and say:
As this candle burns down, so does the negative energy surrounding (name the person).
Take the last candle in your hand, blue or pink. Wash it with salt water. Hold it in your palms and visualize it glowing with a beautiful light filled with love, blessing, and healing and positive energy. See this candle as a beacon of blessing, shinning into the life of the person being cleansed.
Light this candle in the flame of the astral candle. See this as a new life for the person. As the flame burns brightly, say:
I intend that as this flame burns bright it fills the life of (name the person) with love, happiness, healing, positive energy and blessing. This is the light of the Universe smiling upon him or her.
Take some time to allow the candles to burn, and just breathe into your intention. Continue to visualize the power behind the candles. See the person being released of all negative energy, and being blessed. Visualize them being surrounded by the white light of protection, and the blue light of healing.
Now say a prayer, silently or out loud:
This cleansing session is for the highest good of (name the person). This intention is his or hers to freely accept.
Allow the candles to completely burn down. If, for some reason, you have to extinguish them before they can burn down, do it with a snuffer! Place the remaining stubs in a paper bag, sprinkle sea salt over it, and dispose of them in the trash.
This spiritual and psychic cleansing ceremony can be used for another person, or you can use it for yourself. The choice is yours. Just change the wording accordingly. Make sure you feel confident about performing a cleansing like this. Listen to your intuition, and evaluate your own energy levels!
List of Astral Candle Colors:
This is a general source of colors. Trust your intuition with this as well. If the person has a favorite color, use that. If you don’t know their zodiac sign, or you cannot obtain that color candle use white.
Aries: Vibrant Red
Gemini: Light Blue
Libra: Pastel Blue
Scorpio: Brown or Deep Red
Sagittarius: Gold or Dark Yellow
© Shaheen Miro 2015
We are moving into the second month of the New Year, and we are being pushed through doorways and into new territory to explore! This is a powerful time to make a new path for yourself, and link into something that strengthens your intentions for the 2015!
As you move into the unknown create a strong intention for yourself, to affirm your goals, and center your energy. Don’t give your power away to fears and limiting ideas. Use chaos as a creative force, rather than an enemy. Let go of the need to be in control of things, dance in the dark. Trust your intuition, and know that the Universe will respond.
There is something enlightening about letting go of the need for control of our external lives. Rather, focus on the intention of your words, thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. Let your thoughts and actions speak for you. Though it is true you cannot change your physical circumstance; you can change your reaction to the thing around you. You are the creator of your reality.
Our thoughts, dreams and wishes are the way we tell the Universe what we want. Never forget that whatever you give your focus to is a request sent to the Universe… do you want to ask for negative, or positive things? Be aware of this.
Take 10 minutes a day to become conscious of the energy you are building and directing. Hold in your spiritual center a positive feeling, idea or goal; be clear with your intention. You will be amazed at how many beautiful things will grow and bloom in your life if you do this daily!
© Shaheen Miro 2015