Our full moon in April, brings increased pressure around how we feel, restrictions & energy draining, illness, addictions, over sensitivity especially around medications, mistrust, suspicion & paranoia. To address the energy flow & navigating I recommend grounding the body, stand barefoot in the yard, garden, let the sun touch your skin while you have a break from work. Crystals to add to your calm include blue lace agate, citrine, selenite, emerald, lapis lazuli, amethyst, orange calcite, green calcite for the unwell – wash once a week for general flu, every couple of days for stronger illness, special needs children & elderly. Moonstone, hematite & tibetan quartz to soften the enormity of what we are all processing.
Keeping spaces, alters & storage tidy will diminish troublesome vibes, adding to calm indoors. Gardening in the morning or late afternoon, will support release deep breathing for meditation, grounding & a relaxed awareness for processing.
As we reach a peak in pressure, actively remind yourself to be kind, speak calmly & allow everyone dignity, including yourself. Take a moment to consider responses & circumstances. This can include email over phone calls, mail gives you time to construct your response from a neutral position, to continue to communicate & progress. Think about how to make it possible to include everyone in looking after each other to feel connected. As we reprioritise, be patient, willing to let go of what is no longer a high priority & concede to the evidence of what is a new priority. Staying fluid in your approach, suspending judgement & respectful kindness will serve us all well.
This full moon’s energy will ripple for 2 weeks. Safe Passage.
Let’s start todays message with a re-referencing of challenges. Let’s consider calling them check points. An opportunity to address how we are, how what we are engaged in achieving is going & a spot to creatively resolve for more ease, better outcomes & stamina of mindset. Over the last 3 decades I have had an office where I see clients & a private office in my house. Below you will find some tips & tricks for helping us keep that stamina mindset & creative resolution working healthily.
Most importantly, in the beginning, you will be interrupted, especially if you have kids at home. This is okay, if you allow yourself to start with this as part of the ‘routine’ of working from home, it will make the entire day & your focus remain flexible & attentive. It is also a very good idea to within parameters to let kids have longer time on devices, get some things themselves, for example already cut up snacks in lunch boxes in the fridge or from the dining table. Tactile activities will engage children for longer, from helping to sort washing to crafts with paint & pipe cleaners. Water play, if your child has no allergies, adding food colouring to water in the bath can be fun & relieve stress to play in no time. Set up a work space for them, within sight of where you are working & they can draw while you email. Give your self a chance, if it gets hectic, take a few minutes, reset & go again. Also, make the most of nap times depending on their age & high chairs are great for working with Mum & Dad, while not being under foot. Be creative around this & have the older kids give some ideas, I always found good balance when I included the kids in resolving lengthy time allocations, it makes it so much easier.
With considerations to ages within the house the following are suggestions or start points for what may add to ease of work in your home.
Create literal boundaries to support switching from home to work mode. I like to shut all bedroom doors.
If you start your work day with a coffee or tea at your desk, do this at home. Even if it goes cold in my case.
Piano music is great for focus.
If kids are watching their shows, agree to a volume limit.
For phone calls, have kids play off device. This may be setting up a tea party for after the meeting.
Plastic table cloths are great on the dinner table, kids can mark it up with pens and paint & you get to wipe or hose it down, or recycle after.
Ask other parents for app’s or show ideas, you may find a couple of gems. Share these with your co-workers. Find some old clothes & let the kids play dress up.
Keep chores to a minimum, during work hours. Sit facing the door. Sit where you can see outside.
No netflix for you.
Walk outside in your yard bare foot, even for a couple of minutes or take the call with you. It is grounding, restorative & walking meetings improve creative resolution.
Create an end of day ritual, for me I like to go outside & watch the sun set. Other suggestions include, turning off the power in the office at the wall, pushing in the chair, closing the door, tidying the area or desk & taking shoes off if you wear them at home.
Set up an alter where you are working, on the desk, in your pocket… this last one is more like a crystal in your pocket, perhaps hematite which is great for meetings. It can be small like the photo at the top, this is off my desk, I use the oil blend to stay aware & present [its a 888 signature blend called 528 Miracle, email us here to place your order, a light citrus scent with uplifting qualities to brighten your mood, $30 excl gst. & delivery via AusPost]. Feathers are in here as I collect them & have birds in my yard outside the window near my desk, they also represent freedom, crystals of course, they are placed around my home & office. The pendulums are here for client work & they recharge as they rest. The dish is placed on the left top corner of the desk, for abundance.
Remember to take lunch breaks. Proper nourishment & stepping away from the screen increases productivity & diminishes fatigue.
Get up & dance or stretch for your 15 minute break. This is usually what I will do around 2 or 3 in the afternoon, refreshing my brain & stretching out of seated desk position as well as waking up the brain.
Be brave & if you need to move furniture or change the layout of the lounge room to make it work for you & kids to have comfortable breathing space, do it… I rearranged recently as a housemate is now working from home & I wanted more space as more of us are in house daily.
If the room is dim put the light on at the start of your work day & then switch off at night as part of end of work day. This can include the kids as a que for asking to interrupt with ‘excuse me’ & as an okay now my time is yours at the end of the day, in their minds.
Get dressed, not necessarily pj’s. Casual is fine, but not that casual that you end up going back to bed 😴
If your part of a team, use group chats to stay in touch & keep information flowing for keeping timelines & feeling integrated like at the office.
Stay organised, this can be 5 minutes at the end of the day to tidy the desk, or look at what you need to schedule & put it in the diary. Minimising stress here is a great way to not feel behind the ball.
Crystals that support work, meetings & lowering EMF’s.
Hematite. Good for meetings, financial & legal matters.
Clear Quartz. Focus & staying clear headed.
Lapis Lazuli. Great for esteem, consideration & being treated well.
Amazonite. Great for women in business.
Citrine. The merchants stone.
Obsidian. In the car for courier drivers, cab drivers or if you travel a lot for work.
Banded Agate. Supports finances, can be carried in purse, wallet or pocket.
Chrysophase. Good for difficult climates in regards to office politics.
A couple of extras, I like to burn incense or have a humidifier on with essential oils to support feeling calm & focused. Set it up how it works, function over form, it needs to work more than look perfect. Sending you good working from home vibes.
Our 2020 energies are not here to get the best of us, be mindful in your healing, body mind & spirit. Together these aspects of us can work in composition to navigate illness, stabilise & heal through recovery. Throughout my work as a Healer, this is the true magic of our universe. Beautiful symmetry & magic, for our benefit. For us to literally shine. This is homeostasis. To remember this, please consider the following. All my love & safe passage, R.
Generating this in particle ignition for the body to fulfill uninhibited health in the auric shell, requires many aspects of my daily work, but for some others it can be a ‘last option’ or the point of trying anything, I want to say thank you for allowing your defences in the right sense to soften, for you to perhaps experiment in self care on a much deeper level. This is you looking after yourself with boundaries to have in reserve a generosity in overflowing to share with others or in this case, to address good behaviours for benefiting the fitness & health of us all.
There is in the energy waves of this virus a time line of efficacy. Firstly then, be patient, you can maintain habit for 4-6 weeks, as this is the base line for time line, relate this to your city circumstances, rate & type of spreading conditions, with the special consideration, good hygiene is good ongoing. Set up in your habits a rhythm of repeating good hygiene. Be silent in your mind when doing these habits. Washing hands, suspend thoughts, address body care. Keeping simplicity engaged adds to your efficacy in staying safe & healthy, supports good immunity & healing through recovery. Good if you have pets, a young family, persons unwell. Finding this rhythm supports keeping the habit in a positive light in your internal dialogue. Keep it simple & keep it going.
If you want to use the image above, start in the middle of the gold star & think on the paragraphs above. Breath deeply, anytime of the day, candle light is better for before bed, remember to blow out the candle, before settling your energy into rest. This is a great option if your caring for others, a short very restorative 5-10 minutes, supports release of exhaustion & brings in a deeper connection for vitality.
Things we do in my house for homeostasis.
Mindfulness of the breath. Complete air exchange for the lungs, supports stronger immunity. As simple as sitting with relaxed good posture, take a moment to listen to your breath.
Cut onions in all spaces & rooms, especially in bathrooms & toilets. Bacteria absorbing, they help keep it clean. Throw out when they look full, wash the plate, replace.
Depending on the weather, water the garden & settle dry dust & particles from becoming airborne.
Smudge rooms, white sage, palo santo, lavender, rosemary, thyme are all good herbal inclusions. Alternatively they can when fresh be added to hot water in a bowl, then sit at the table with the bowl still, breath in deeply over the bowl, through the nose mostly & also the mouth for a couple of full rounds in & out. When cool, pour over your garden to add more good vibes for health & prosperity in your home.
In an empty spray bottle 500 mls, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, add tea tree essential oil, 3-4 drops, add a drop or two of eucalyptus oil to filtered water. Spray on surfaces to clean, including in sick rooms, bathrooms & toilets. Tea tree & eucalyptus oil can also be added to the washing as you would softener/rinse aid to end of cycle. Great for towels, bed sheets, pet beds, cushions & pillows are lovely when sunned for an hour or two with or without the spray.
Clean up, general tidying, wiping of food crumbs & dust all support immunity.
Keep in the loop with virus updates. Follow social distancing, restricted outings & quarantine requirements for your specific area.
Eat well, garlic is a natural antibiotic, ginger is great for immunity, rosemary helps the body relax, sage is healing & restorative, thyme is great for the lungs, tomatoes have high antioxidants for healthy gut, lemon & lime in cooking or a cup of hot water, capsicum for keeping blood clean. Eating fresh & raw foods, give the body loads of lovely vitality & a positive mental outlook.
Communicate with your inner circle & family. Be kind, allow dignity.
Essential oils for comfort, on the corner of the bed sheet, on a collar or a scarf; lavender, chamomile, lemon, orange, tea tree, eucalyptus, jasmine, mandarin, lemongrass & patchouli. Please be aware some may stain & should not be in direct contact with the skin. Humidifiers are also good here, cold water is best as it maintains essential oil integrity.
If your able, keep moving, its good for circulation, bodily repair, proper rest & keeping your mentality healthy, light & fluid. Dance in the lounge, yoga or play with your pets.
Keep your pets clean, as well as bedding & lounges or cushions if you have them inside. The tea tree spray & sunning is great for killing bacteria.
Meditate. Meditation raises immunity, positive perspectives, helps the body repair quicker & eases discomfort.
Listen to gentle instrumental music particularly with cello, clarinet, violin & piano as these will aid lucid states in those feeling unwell.
In terms of mindset, picture an egg shell all around your body. Inside is you, picture your body naked, have a soft place to lie down, imagine the body cushioned & comfortable. Lay face up with your arms open. Breath deeply in & out, add soft sunlight coming through the egg shell to let your body soften. At night you can imagine moonlight, softly entering the shell. Imagine the shell is impervious to anything else. Only sun & moon light can come through. Still the body, mind & spirit soul. Imagine as clearly as possible. In this meditation you are healthy, vital & present, safely. In this space you are kind to self. In this space you allow self & others dignity. In this space you are connected. As you prepare to come back to day to day, be mindful that your eggshell is complete, you awaken in your shell, intentionally closing the meditation space, while keeping the impervious shell alight, but turning off the internal meditation light, so to speak. After, ground the body with your favourite crystal, a glass of water, a walk in your yard bare foot on the earth, in an apartment, water your plants, being sure to touch & talk with them.
The activation sketches below are useful for erratic energies, felt in the person, home, office & in support for those when illness has left you fatigued. You can use them visually on your wallpaper, printed & put up on the mirror, wall or the bedside table. In the office I would recommend placing them in the bathrooms, in or on your desk, on a whiteboard.
Thinking about when you want to make a booking, remember Ruby does phone & skype sessions.