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  • What You Didn’t Know About Smudging

    Many come to me with questions and advice about smudging and ways to eliminate the unrest they’re experiencing. So, in addition to smudging basics, let me share a few tidbits about the ancient art…

    November 12, 2016
  • Palo Santo Fruit

    A More Sustainable Way To Use Palo Santo?

    If you are looking for a more sustainable option to get the beautiful scent of Palo Santo into your home or medicine space, join me as we journey towards a better understanding of what…

    April 6, 2021
  • Chakras

    What Time Is It? A Chakra Journey Through Time

    Time & Chakras When it was presented to me to write an article on the chakras, I immediately lit up inside. I felt a resonance, a pull, a calling. Then the question came, “But…

    December 12, 2019
  • Sacred Scents

    Behind the Scenes of Sacred Scents

    Throughout history and within various cultures of the world, scents have played an important role in ceremony, sacred ritual and prayer. In their various forms and modalities, sacred scents are generally used to raise…

    October 1, 2019
  • autumn crystal grid

    Autumn Equinox & Seasonal Rituals

    ::: H E A R T H & H O M E   SE L F-G U I D E D R E T R E A T ::: Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere,…

    September 24, 2019
  • Breu Claro – The Brazilian Frankincense

    Trees are wonderful creatures. They give us a cool and soothing shade. They give us beauty and comfort. Some give an uplifting floral fragrance. And one, in particular, gives us a sticky gooey resin…

    July 21, 2018
  • The Wisdom of North American Sage

    All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them. — Arapaho Proverb smudge stick form of incense frequently is associated with North American culture.…

    April 17, 2017
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    5 Simple Prayers to Use When Cleansing Your Space

    Wow! Thanks. Help. These are the Three Essential Prayers, according to author Anne Lamott. What I learned in my church-going experience backs that up: there are prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude; of praise, awe,…

    October 24, 2016
  • Copal – Sacred Tree Resin of Mesoamerica

    Walking on the streets of Mexico, you can often smell burning Copal.. Copal comes from a healer tree family called Bursera that is sacred to the Maya. This resin has been referred to as the…

    September 30, 2016
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    Clearing our spaces isn’t simply an act of protection, but is a way to invoke ceremony, to invite the magical and other worldly into our homes, to let them know they are invited guests.…

    June 22, 2015