Asked if I would try
To leave this all behind
Halo round his head
Dreaming in our bed
In our bed, in our bed
It’s sacrilege, sacrilege, sacrilege, you say
-Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Sacrilege
The past few weeks have been filled with personal soul shifts. I find myself wandering through the maze of my personal desire and how coherent I am being in my life, work and creative expression.
Moment to moment we find ways to be completely present, but as a whole it becomes easy to slip into anxiety and depression… pondering the pain of the past or ambling into the possibilities of the future. What interest me more is how I am showing up in all my dripping, magical glory to the disco happening right here, right now!
My sincere intent is to dance to every song and feel every light burning on as the mirror-ball turns. Maybe it’s not my favorite jam, but I can find my rhythm in the song… do the dance, until the dance does me.
What the hell am I talking about?
I am talking about being in the present moment with whatever is before me, around me… and most importantly within me. My dreams, my desires, my fears and my fuck-ups. You cannot heal the pain or create the dream if you cannot be in the moment… with every part of yourself as it is.
Changing the perspective is essential to become coherent and congruent with all our parts. If I am hitting the wall, losing my rhythm and finding myself in despair, then I know I have forgotten how big, magical and vibrant I really am (as we all are). And I’ve given into the small, paper-doll version of myself that thinks I am ONLY what I see right here right now… when really we are all far bigger, brighter and more luminous.
Get this… the state of your life right now is a holographic creation of the deeply held perspective within your consciousness. Before you start grappling with feelings of guilt and shame, let me stop you! No, you are not responsible for all the painful things you’ve been through or are going through. But you are responsible for how exactly you choose to receive them.
Do you take the beauty and the pain with open arms of perfect love and perfect trust?
If you can accept the fucked-up, just as much as you can accept the awesome… then you can begin to create magic in your life. Because you become present with the feeling and desire that wells up within you. You let the experience move you, inspire you, transform you…rather than control you.
If I feel contempt for an experience then I cut myself off from the opportunity to grow, thrive and become aligned with my spirit. Just like if you ignore pain in your body… a loud and clear message that something needs your attention… then you forgo the wellness that is on the other side of it. Usually this looks like a decline of vitality and a slipping into a worse situation.
Doesn’t sound fun does it?
But we ALL do it…all the time.
Lets break it down simply!
You can’t change what you ignore or disregard.
If you do not like something then approach it with openness and find-out why it is there. Opposition creates more fragmentation. You give your power away when you step away from the present moment.
When I am dealing with something that is bring me down I sit with it… and ask myself: what part of me is this painful experience actually validating? Something in me wants it! Something in me is creating it or welcoming it. If it wasn’t then it wouldn’t be there.
Once I become clear on exactly how I have conjured this present experience, then I can begin the work of choosing a new experience to create in my life. Great leaps begin from the present stance.
What painful experience are you going through in your life?
What part of you wants that experience?
The pain is feeding a deep desire and simultaneously telling you that you are not paying attention to how you fit into the story. You are the creator, not the character. If you are honest with yourself the whole story shifts.
That’s all for now! Xox, Shaheen
© Shaheen Miro
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!
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”― Anne Frank
The world has gone wild, exploded with so much noise… and it has been a long time coming. The social and political climate is something that many of us have grown weary of, and for those who are sensitive to the uncertainty in the world it has become detrimental. But do not lose heart friends… you are in a storm of big, wild, life-changing magic!
You might not see the silver lining in the chaos of the world…notably the President-elect and what that means, but there is some good to be found here.
One thing I have continually seen is that people are finding voice, and showing us who they really are. Love it or hate it… we are seeing a lot of true colors coming out of the shadows and that is the point of power now. When you know what you are dealing with it, you begin to find ways into the places of change.
We are in a time of great shadow work.
We are seeing where the world really is, and all the people in it. We are seeing what people fear, and what they praise. Finding the bedrock of their very souls and learning how to go deeper. The only way to overcome this darkness is to go through it.
What does that mean for you?
You need to show up bigger, brighter, louder and braver than ever before!
As you begin to see what is “wrong” with the world… or at least what apposes you personally… you begin to see where you can shine light, truth and express commitment. For every person that spreads hate, there should be two who spread love. Not to say that gooey, sticky, love-everyone-no-matter-what vibes are going to save the world… I am not talking about sitting down and meditating on your heart chakra.
I am talking about FIERCE LOVE…
Love for yourself and for people to be expressive. I am talking about getting out there and living loudly! Bravely! Burn bright in this crazy world. Let your body drip with so much truth that it hurts.
Battles aren’t won by telling the other side they are wrong. They are won by living your truth in the face of it all. I am suggesting to be vulnerable in the real world. Let your wounds show. Let your fears show. Let your truth show.
Ask yourself right now: How have I been showing up in the world? Have I been brave?
The truest form of protest and rebellion is to be a rebellious soul… A wild heart.
What is the one thing you feel makes you less than?
What is the one thing you see as a weakness?
How are you telling yourself to get over it?
Or to be silent?
I want you to dig deep into your soul and find the parts of you that have been forgotten. Ignored. Told they weren’t acceptable. Some of these things might be obvious or socially relevant in a big way… black lives, women’s rights, LGBTQ.
Or maybe it is more subtle?
FIND IT! Use that as you point of power and your driving force. Whatever you’ve been silenced for your time to talk about it is now!
Believe me I have traveled to the end of life and looked death in the face… and come back. I had some fragile moments out there on the astral edge considering why I needed to thrive. So now everyday is a prayer that my soul is alive in the world. It does’t have to be loud, angry or dramatic… it simply knowing that, despite what others say, even in the face of adversity, you are valuable as you are.
Someone can disagree with your entire existence, but you do not have to believe them. They might be big players in the world… rule makers… but they cannot bend your soul to their will.
If you go silent… they’ve won.
If you walk away… they’ve won.
If you sit this one out… they’ve won.
If you believe them… they’ve won.
Who are “they”… I am not sure. I will let you figure that out.
But here is a clue…
all the voices that are not your own and feel in-authetnic and unsupportive of your unique expression in the world.
If you are living your highest good and allowing others to do the same then keep on keeping on.
Just remember… The only way to find your passion is to look at your pain. And the only way to make peace with your pain is to acknowledge it.
The shadow of this Nation, of this World is alive and hungry. It has reared up and will not settle down easily. You shouldn’t want it to either. These things have existed far too long in the periphery. The only way to create lasting change is to be met with uncertainty. Do not resit this strange shadow… befriend it and find what it can teach you. We are in the midst of a great paradigm shift and what comes next could be bliss… the only way to know is to go forward.
Sending you love from the bottom of my wild, wild heart.
Dark times come knocking on our door when we least expect it. The slow dissent into our personal storm is something that each one of us knows all to well. Some of us find the eye, where we can dance and take refuge, and others become wind swept, weathered and fragile. Finding your way out can seem like an endless task. The harder you push, the harder the darkness pushes back.
What if we stopped trying? What if we slipped into the present darkness and felt every nuance of our pain, our fear and our anger? If you look into the storm and see nothing but an enemy then you are welcoming a fight. But what if the chaos is a wise teacher?
Growing Our Soul
Life gives us many opportunities to grow our souls. To find power and grace. And at the same time to stumble, to fall back and become “stuck”. It is all matter of intention and perspective. When I am wrapped in the arms of the unknown I become a bit claustrophobic. Initially I am met with unease because I know the path is about to become… interesting.
It is oaky to freak out. Let those emotions move through you. A sweet release of fear and uncertainty. Power comes in moments of pure expression… light and dark. Let the darkness move you. Let darkness move through you. Remind yourself that the simplest acts of just being are all that you can expect from yourself.
Dropping the Act
Drop the act of responsibility. As Elizabeth Gilbert says, “Responsibility is what you choose to respond to.” A profound flip of perspective… wouldn’t you say! You don’t have to respond to anything if it doesn’t speak to your soul. There is no rule that says you need to be bound to every single thing that comes your way. In fact, most of those moments when we feel responsible and our head pushes us to say yes… spirit is actually asking you to choose your wellbeing and say NO!
I am choosing to say NO right now to a lot of things. I have to trust the fragility of my spirit as a sign of big growth and deep magic. Magic is the blood of change and miracles. Magic comes silent as the night and wild as the wind. When you invoke her she knows you want something to be different, but isn’t concerned with it being your way… the easy way.
A gift comes in those wild, crazy, chaotic, and completely uncertain moments. You have been given the gift of possibility. Activate your curiosity and fall deeper into the land of shifting faces, and strange events. There is something to be found there.
When I am in the dark… I wisher gently to my shadow… what do you want to show me? Then I see what comes up. What feelings move through me. What thoughts or ideas seem to bubble up. What sensations to have in my body. Your soul is really just trying to get you to stop, and listen. To be!
The Gift of Permission
I am constantly giving myself permission to be with my experience. Time sensitivity is something I battle with. Feeling like I need to get so much done, in so little time. But this idea of time and work and doing is something our analytical mind has created. A powerful assertion of authority from our Solar-ego-self. When really our Lunar-intuitive-self is what needs more love and affection.
Being in the moment is so healing. Just let spirit guide you. Let your Lunar self step forward and move you into that velvet underground where magic happens and curiosity reins supreme. My most healing moments have been found when I let go of control and dance with the unknown.
It is so easy to begin to feel like your life is a prison. Your spine becomes steel. Your mind becomes shackled. Your head is buzzing with tension, expectation, guilt and fear. You are never lost. You are never missing out. More than anything… you might not be paying attention. We forget to be sensitive and perceptive with our needs and desires. Your dreams, your goals, your desires are something that can guide you into your greatness. You are not defeated right now… just a little depleted of your inner resources.
An Exercise in Releasing Tension
Take a few moments to just sit here. Feel these words move through your being. Let your thoughts unwind and do as they will. Then breathe deeply. Sip in the cool air. Let the magic unwind within you, and fill you with light. Tense your whole body from head to toe. Hold it for a second. Then release everything!! RELEASE EVERYTHING!
Do you feel that tingling in your muscles, and the space between your joints?
That is how magic feels! The warm sensation of letting go and letting yourself be. You have rung out your body, but also your have moved energy blocked within your spirit. Do this daily and see what happens.
In that moment of tension when all your muscles were contracted things felt stuck, didn’t they? You felt an ache all over. Maybe you felt unwell. Maybe your head began to pound. Now imagine that your whole life feels that way… because it does when you rage against change. That is the texture and quality of resistant living. You become brittle and break away in the storm until nothing is left but pieces.
It doesn’t have to be that way, beautiful soul. Let your spirit glide forward. You have all the resources within you. You can choose to thrive. You can choose to be magic.
Let me leave you with this powerful affirmation:
My soul steps forward into the dance of life filling me with magic… moving me with grace. I give myself all things that feed my spirit and slip into the place of Divine Design.
Use this affirmation daily. Repeat it to yourself when you are feeling lost, dark, tense or fearful. Good can come if you open to it. Grace is about movement.
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© Shaheen Miro
“Stories are like genies…They can carry us into and though our sorrows. Sometimes they burn, sometimes they dance, sometimes they weep, sometimes they sing. Like genies, everyone has one. Like genies, sometimes we forget that we do. Our stories can set us free…When we set them free.”
― Francesca Lia Block
- Always Say Yes to Adventures
Saying yes to a new adventure puts you in the path of opportunity. Your curiosity will carry you forward into unmarked, and undiscovered territory. Moving beyond the box and into these new places of experience opens you up for discovery. You find a new way of being in the world, and of flowing into your empowered adventures.
- Smile at and Talk to Strangers
Encountering new people with openness is something that few of us do, and yet it can lead to so many discoveries. All of us seem to be reaching for intimate connection… whether it is friendship or romance, but few of us actually jump at the opportunity to meet someone new. If you stay in the safe zone then nothing can get in, and you cannot get out! If you are uninspired by the life you are leading now, and want deeper connection then say hello to someone new and see what they can teach you, what worlds they can open for you.
- Take a Different Route in Your Daily Routine
Breaking the daily routine you have built into your schedule can cause profound shifts. Cracks in your awareness lead to even more adventures. Doing the same thing all the time, only leads to more of the same. But you want something new in your life… right? So get out there and do it differently than you did before. The added benefit here is that you learn to be more perceptive… slipping deeper into communication with your wisest self.
- Speak Assertively About Your Intentions
In order for intentions to take root they must be met with commitment. Speaking assertively about what you intend to do packs a force that reverberates through the Universe. It moves your intentions and desires from dream to reality. We tend to speak assertively, energetically about what we believe to be true… so if you speak about your intentions in a passive way they can never grow roots and wings. Try doing this in your alone time. Speak an affirmation aloud in a passive manner and notice the feeling. Then speak it again in an affirmative/assertive manner and notice the difference.
- Gather with and Ask for Help from Friends
Your collective of people is a big source of power. Remember, each person, thing and situation you have a connection to holds a part of your energy. If you do not feel fluid with these connections then you are essentially bleeding away precious personal power. Gather with friends; share in their love, respect, ideas and dreams. In times of need draw from that collective power and resources… and be sure to do the same when you can be the helper.
- Rest and Relax, and Listen to Your Body
Your body is always talking to you. Your body is the narrative of your inner world, it tells the story of your energetic history. Taking time to honor and listen to your body will give you more insight into what is working and what isn’t. Here is the true place of healing. Rest and relaxation helps you unwind the coiled up energies that live in your body so you can become conscious of your intentions and, ultimately, realign and refine your state of wellbeing.
- Be Curious and Creative
Curiosity and creativity are pathways to enlightenment. You are meant to be fluid, express and experiential. Most of us are busy trying to build high wall and tougher boarders to confine us from the dangers and pain of the outside world. That is fear-based, lack-mentality living. The only way to get closer to what you want, and to truly live well, is through expression… use your creativity by falling in love with your curiosity. Passion will follow. Make a commitment to pull at the threads of one curiosity and see where it takes you!
- Unapologetically Live Your Truth
Unapologetically be you… that is your DIVINE right. When you live your truth you find magic in every moment. And guess what? You don’t have to know, consciously, what that truth is. When you are curious and creative you live life in a place of discovery. You become who you’ve always been, and who you’ve never really been before. Isn’t life amazing! So what is one thing you always want to do… big or small… but you are afraid of? Make a radical gesture of self-expression and see how it feels out in the world.
© Shaheen Miro
There’s only so much you can learn in one place
The more that I wait, the more time that I waste
You are filled with so much abundant energy, power and choice. Life’s is offering you so many chances to spread your wings… To jump and fly. To find a place of your own in this mad circus. The places beyond what you know are filed with wonder. Courage can carry you to lands unknown where fleeting dreams become reality.
Fear keeps us frozen in place. We grow sleepy to life when we find comfort in the known. Dare I say we can become comfortably numb? We trade the excitement of living boldly for the constriction of living comfortably… Wasting away precious adventures to ascend.
A million opportunities to thrive can knock on your door, but if you never answer then the journey cannot begin.
Sometimes we have to gently glide into the unknown. Rather than dive in head first, you can dip a toe. A gentle survey of something unfamiliar can be the elixir of life. So much pain comes from rigid living. Not to instil guilt and shame… But inspire excitement. Let yourself be enticed by what you don’t know. You might find it is far more expansive than the grey walled box where you live now.
Lean in to your present experience. See where it can take you. If you don’t like the ride then choose something different. It might not seem so, but you always have choice. The choice to choose where you are over where you could be. Or where you could be over where you are. It begins with one step.
Or a grand, elegant, completely inspired L E AP!
Opportunity lives in every second, of every hour, of every day that you live. A chance to begin again. Sometimes the leap starts in your mind and emotions. The internal jump is much more daring than any action you can take out here in the world.
But what cones next is a holy thing. A chance to see yourself in techno color.
What is one thing you want to do, but are too afraid/shy/sad/old/poor/unattractive/etc to do?
Now, what happens if you lose the doubt and dream of the possibility?
Doesn’t that feel good. Just dreaming on the possibility. If you can dream a new world where you are not limited doors open. You begin to feel a small tingle in your back that grows into a knot of anticipation and sprouts into little wings. Each time you dare a little more those wings grow, streghthen and become more beautiful.
Your courage to fly creates that wind that carries you. Doubt can leave you land locked, on the other side of what you want and need. Sometimes it might drop you a bit, but if you can dare to dream again you will rise up.
Reclaim your power by doing something wildly uncomfortable. I am not suggesting something that has fatal results… There is a difference between supposed danger, and actual danger. What I am advocating is stepping outside of what feels known and doing something that could make you uncomfortable…. Yet completely liberated.
Experiences makes us so much bolder. You might fear speaking your truth. What could happen? Someone shuts you down or opposes you? Maybe that is crushing if you accept their opinion as your own. But what if you choose to be completely unruly and ignore their opinion. Or, politely disagree.
Can you feel the power pulling you upward.
Go into the world beautiful people. See what happens when you dare to see things from a new perspective. At least test your fears… See if they are really true. You might find they are nothing be precious illusions. And the truth is far more empowering.
Go out and L I V E wild, inspired and free.
What adventure are you anxious/excited to jump into now?
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“It doesn’t matter what people tell you. It doesn’t matter what they might say. Sometimes you have to leave home. Sometimes, running away means you’re headed in the exact right direction.”
― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic
We live in a constant state of flux. In this state of perpetual motion you must learn to be in the center; Present, aware and allowing. As you ride these waves of change and transformation you beginning to shed layers of skin revealing new faces, perspective, dreams and talents. Could this be the secret of life?
I consider this place home in many ways. Here I can share my words, thoughts and feelings. We are all gypsies on a journey… in the world, in our hearts and souls. A little piece of my story is a little piece of yours… like a deck of weathered old cards, a collection of faces, with different meanings, times and messages. I want to tell it all, the dark and the light… every facet of how I see it and feel it. I want to share my stories… and I want to know yours.
Our dreams are how the universe knows what to give us.
Who are the characters that dance in the play of your life?
What chapter are you writing, right now?
There is something that is unfolding in front of you as you read this, something that is calling to you, something that you are drawing to you. Everything has meaning, every second is filled with magic. Don’t lose those serendipitous moments… don’t ever stop dreaming because when you do… you lose it all.
Resistance to change and transformation.
I find myself in resistance when things feel scary and intimidating. Sometimes you don’t understand the transformation you are going through. You are dancing in the dark and you cannot feel your surroundings. You must close your eyes to perceive with your spirit. Befriend change and allow it to enter you…
I often find myself feeling like I need to write more, draw me, sing more… just needing to be more creative and then I realize that I need to allow the creativity to flow through me. You cannot force art. When you are pursuing dreams you must be well rested. You may need some down time, just being present in the moment, allow the confusion to be a sense of calm before the real “change” begins.
Know that ideas will stalk you. Your dreams will stalk you. The things you are destined to do, will stalk you… until you allow them into your life and you allow the transformation to begin. When we desire something, yet do nothing opportunity cannot unfold. You have to be in allowance. If you truly feel called to do something then sit down and do it. But consider honoring the right time!
In every great story, there is tension, conflict, and climax.
One thing leads to the next, as layers and layers build on each other.
What direction are you going in now?
Be mindful of everything… read between the lines. You never know when you will truly stumble upon your dreaming. So please keep following your adventure, with wide eyed wonder and commitment to everything that feels exhilarating.
Don’t worry about missing opportunities because if it is meant to be it will come again… but don’t push them away from yourself repeatedly because you fear the outcome. The old cliché… “What do you have to lose?” Is perfect here. Be gentle with yourself, love yourself, but love your dreams and goals, as well. Don’t stand in your own way. Take uncertainty by the hand and walk for a while. Then dance. Then see how it all changes, again
Never walk away from a great adventure…
Those are what lead to the most spell binding, page turning stories. This moment right now is a piece to your legacy, something that will grow into a powerful collection of myths and memories. Tell it all to the world… more importantly, live it all. Fall in love every chance you get, walk down the crooked roads, take the slow rides and say everything that you want to say.
Each and every one of us has a longing in our heart, a quest that we are on. We are looking for a precious treasure out there in the rough. Sometimes the road can be dark and treacherous and other times it may seem sunny and safe. In the end you must follow the call, the flow…. The gentle direction of the wind tugging at your side.
© Shaheen Miro
Hello Mystical Friends!
I wanted to let you know these B E A U T I F U L Sacred Sage and Botanical Bundles are available again in the store.
The scent, color and vibration of these bundles is out of this world. If you want to add some good vibes to your space then grab a few of these while they last!
You can burn them to raise the vibration of your space and your personal spiritual aura.
You can place them in a dish or display in your space to attract good vibes.
You can scrunch them and release their divine scent to fill the air, and the energetic atmosphere (great for people who can burn sage).
Break pieces off and add them to your bath water!
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