Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Natural Living Expo 2014

     November 15th and 16th marks the 8th Annual Natural Living Expo in Marlborough.  The location is set at the Best Western Royal Trade Plaza Center.  Among us will be over 200 other holistic vendors from around New England!

     Please join us this year and enjoy some chair massage and psychic readings.  We'll also be selling jewelry, stones, herbal heat packs, and more! You can even enter to win a few prizes!

     We look forward to seeing you there!

November is a Lucky Month!

     November signifies balance, harvest, abundance, spirituality, wisdom, passion, and wish fulfillment.  This is also a great month to really remember and focus on any messages in your dreams.  According to Numerology, 11 (which is the numbered month for November) is all about balance and gaining wisdom.  11 is significant because it's a very lucky number! And since November starts in Scorpio and ends in Sagittarius, you can bet that this month will be the best time to wish for whatever your heart desires.  Your wishes will manifest rapidly if you make them this month.  Scorpio is all about passion and expression, and really diving into your emotions, your inner presence.  Sagittarius is all about passion, knowledge, wisdom, and luck. 

     So, take a moment and really figure out what it is that you truly want.  Write it down.  Seal it away and let the Universe work its magic.  The more genuine and sincere your wishes are, the more abundance you'll receive.  Now is the time to shine and watch your life unfold!

And So It Is!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I Prayed to Kali

     I have been going through a life transition over the past several months, but I have also been trying to push it aside.  I can be quite stubborn when I want to be.  When my relationship started crumpling, it affected my whole being.  I went through a bout of depression and still have days when I feel my world cannot get any better.  Thankfully, there has been some resources available to me and I have and am slowly, but surely using them.  Acupuncture has been a godsend, quite honestly.  Without it, I wouldn't even have days where I see sunny skies.  And having the support of friends and family has been helpful.  I've also been meditating, connecting with nature, and praying.  In fact, yesterday I prayed to Kali.

     Kali is a Hindu aspect of Devi, who is the ultimate goddess.  Kali is the goddess of the ending of cycles, the death and transformation energy that lets go of the old and brings in the new.  She destroys what binds us and clears the way for a new journey.  In the book, Archangels & Ascended Masters by Doreen Virtue, it says that she says, "My passions have overwhelmed many who have likened me to a silver storm of fury.  They've called me fickle, temperamental, and wrathful.  Yes, my passion does have an edge, as it is forthrightness unleashed.  I say, 'If you aren't willing to help me, or let me help you, then at least get out of my way.' When you invoke me, get ready for unbridled action.  It may feel like I push you along too fast, and it may feel unsafe.  But I assure you that I'm simply helping you through doors that open so that we can proceed as light-beings.  We have much catching up [with the mission] to do, and dilly-dallying only further thwarts our efforts.  Do not procrastinate, delay, or fear the change that always accompanies action and moving forward.  Do not be afraid of making the wrong decision; rather, fear living in indecision.  I am Kali, single-minded focus mixed with fiery passion and deep caring about many causes."

     She helps with courage, determination, direction, focus, motivation, protection, and tenacity.  I prayed to her to help me release the heartbreak I have been enduring.  I prayed to her to help move me along in a better direction.  And I prayed to her for my transition and transformation to move along in a swift manner.

     If you find you're stuck, whether it's in a relationship or job or family situation, etc., sit down, close your eyes and ask for Kali.  But be sure that you're truly ready for change.  She will make it happen so.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Road Races and More!

     The Sacred Self has been busy this month! On July 3rd, I offered post-race massage to the runners of the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 race.  It was located at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.  Even though it was an excruciatingly hot day, the 5K and 10K went off without a hitch! And many of the athletes enjoyed a relaxing rub-down after working their muscles.

     And then 10 days later was the Narragansett Summer Running Festival located at Stonehill College in Easton.  Thankfully this 5K, 10K, and half marathon was done and over with by noon.  And Ilisa and I went non-stop in offering post-race massage to all of the runners!

     Our next event is the Autofest Car Show in Wrentham on Saturday, August 16th.  It's an all day event and Ilisa and I (and possibly Jess!) will be there offering chair massage.  It's even possible that we'll be bringing a couple of oracle decks with us to offer mini psychic readings to the public! So, please be on the lookout for that!

     Do you know of an event that we could be a part of? Summertime is a great time to explore and see what small businesses have to offer.  A lot of the events that take place during the year would love to have a company offer chair massage (as well as, mini intuitive readings!) to the guests, attendees, and to the general public.  And this is just one of the services we have to offer! Please let us know if we can be of assistance!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Reigniting passion and love with Isolt

     For the past couple of months my boyfriend and I have been on again, off again.  It does take its toll on both of us, but we confided in each other that we are not done.  The two of us argue a lot, but we hold so much passion between us.  It's one of the things that keep us together; that keep us connected.

     I sat, reflected, and meditated on what I need to work on for today and the rest of this week.  As I sat on the floor, I held the Archangels & Ascended Masters book in my lap.  I placed my left hand on top of it and let my middle finger run along the upper outer edge.  After a moment I felt this pull to stop strumming my finger and opened the book up to page 96: Isolt.

This image is from the Goddess Guidance oracle deck.

     Isolt is the goddess of love and passion in relationships.  She helps enhance sexual satisfaction and offers help in finding a soulmate.  Well, I already know and feel that Joey is a soulmate of mine.  And I feel she made herself known to me today, because Joey and I very recently started connecting again.  There's some things he and I need to work on, both individually and as a unit.  After I read the description of her and what she helps with, I continued to sit on the floor with my eyes closed.  I invited her in and asked for her assistance.  I want her to help Joey and I out.  I want her to help us remind each other of why we love each other so much, and why we cannot let each other go.  I want our passion to be reignited even more than it already is.  I want us to only show love to each other. 

     I know this will take time.  I know this will take a good amount of effort on both of our parts.  I hope that by the weeks end there will be some improvement, though.  I imagine there will be.  :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Prayer for a Relationship Breakup

     I have been going through a very hard time lately.  My boyfriend broke up with me last month and I've been looking to spiritual guidance for help in my time of need.  I decided to create a prayer. 

     If you, or someone you know, is going through a similar situation, please call on your angels for support and guidance.

Dear Angels,
                As you know, I have experienced a heartbreak.  The pain is unbearable; I feel like I am crawling out of my own skin and that a part of my soul has been ripped away.
                Please help me in my time of need.  Please lift this heavy burden and help allow my heart and soul to heal.  Show me how to go about my days knowing there is life after love.  Show me that I am worthy and deserving of a new beginning and a new me.  Please show me the lessons learned from this relationship so that I may grow.  And most importantly, please help my soul to open up to whatever the future has in store for me.  Thank you.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My hands are hot.

That's what a psychic told me a couple of Saturdays ago.  I was receiving a reading at my aunt's house, and the psychic informed me that my hands were hot, like red hot.  She also stated that it's because of all the healing energy I am able to give off.  My hands are my power source, my gold mine. 

Hmmm . . .

I knew I possessed healing abilities, and that the source of it came through my hands.  But I always pictured them as white and green, personally.  But, hey, if red means the same thing then I'll take it! 

Aside from massage, I also do Reiki.  And I have found that when doing Reiki my hands actually start feeling really warm and hot.  This is how I know the energy is flowing through and onto the recipient.  I've even had clients mention that to me, as well.

This afternoon I had my very first Acupuncture appointment.  And it was amazing! And of course, she placed a couple of the needles in each of my hands.  So, maybe that will help open up my healing energy even more?! I have to go back for a few more appointments over the next couple of weeks, so we will see!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fluidity and Forseti

     I haven't written in here in a while, and it's time to.  A lot of changes have been going on in my life throughout the past year and it's been a bit difficult to just go with the flow.  It all came to a head this past weekend, and now a major shift is occurring.  I don't feel this is a bad thing, but I am interested in seeing where my life ends up.  It's scary, I will admit.  So, yesterday I decided to draw an angelic symbol on my left ankle.  It stands for Fluidity.  In other words, to go with the flow.  Life ebbs and flows and to make change easier, you have to sometimes surrender and just go with it.  And since the left side of the body takes in energy, I decided to place it on my left ankle in hopes that I will be able to just go with the flow of life.  Here's what it looks like:

     And after I did that, I made a little prayer to Forseti.  He is the Norse god of justice, fairness, arbitration, and reconciliation.  He is considered the ultimate peacemaker.  I asked him for help because he assists with resolving arguments, fairness, resolving legal matters (which I don't need, thankfully), peace, protection, and truth issues.  Sometimes you get so wrapped up in your own thoughts and fears, that you can't hear or see what the other person is saying/conveying.  And unfortunately this has happened, and a difficult situation needs resolving.  This morning I woke up feeling less stressed.  I hope this continues throughout the day and the week.  And I hope by weeks end, this situation has resolved itself or is on the mend.  One can only hope.

Monday, April 7, 2014

My Time in Thailand

     My sister, Jill, and I spent about 11 days in northern Thailand, in a city called, Chiang Mai.  The main purpose of our trip was to volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park just outside of Chiang Mai.  There, among 28 other volunteers, we got the opportunity to learn about the park and its inhabitants: the elephants, humans, dogs, cats, and water buffalo.  This park is designed to rescue and rehabilitate abused and injured elephants.  This "working" vacation was just that, but it is extremely memorable and life-changing.  And these are some of my pictures:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Reiki is an Energetic Massage for the Soul

     And I don't mean energetic in the sense of fast-paced or quickly moving.  Reiki is energy work.  By definition, Reiki is a form of healing where the practitioner channels universal, positive energy into the patient in order to encourage healing or restore wellbeing.
     Here at the office, we are all trained in Reiki and other forms of energy healing.  It can be done as a stand-alone treatment, or it can be introduced through Massage.  Because like the title says, it's a massage for the soul.

     Reiki has been used to help treat stress and tension, high blood pressure, pain (whether chronic or acute), and depression to name a few.  Others have used Reiki to increase their immunity and vitality, remove energy blockages, help with their spiritual growth, aid themselves during cancer treatments, and to improve their sleep.  There's many benefits to Reiki other than what has been listed here.
     But, I find not too many people know what Reiki is or have even heard of it in the first place.  It's not as "commonplace" as Massage Therapy, or Chiropractic, or yoga.  If you are interested in learning more about Reiki, or maybe you'd like to receive a treatment, you can always schedule an appointment here at the office (The Sacred Self).  Otherwise, here are some organizations to help build your knowledge base:

The International Center for Reiki Training
IARP - International Association of Reiki Professionals
The Reiki Alliance
Reiki Room
Massachusetts Reiki Community
Heart of Reiki