healing with essential oils

The Healing Benefits of Essential Oils

I sit here typing at my computer, silently smirking to myself that for the first time ever, my face herpes retreated into the realms in which they belong, that is, dormant underneath the skin. I can openly smirk too, with confidence, knowing that a…

December 12, 2019

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 there is so much information on the chakras. What exactly…

December 12, 2019
Georgia Putnam

Nakshatra Temple Essences: Interview with Georgia Putnam

Georgia Putnam is the creator of the Nakshatra Essences, a line of temple essences that carry the subtle spiritual energies that permeate the ancient temples and give a direct and conscious link with the Star Beings and their specific energies and teachings. Each Nakshatra…

November 13, 2019

Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 4

DAY 18 – Gathra Sundareswarar Koil, Kanjanagaram – Krittika Gathra Sundareswarar Koil is for Krittika Nakshatra which is my birth star. It is a special blessing to pray and make offerings at the temple of your birth star. The group shows kind respect and…

November 12, 2019

Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 1

Aloha, India! I flew from the Big Island of Hawaii through Honolulu, Osaka, Singapore and then into Chennai. To break it up a bit, I overnighted in both Osaka and Singapore. I took off at 10:19am on Thursday, January 10th and arrived on Monday,…

November 12, 2019

Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 2

DAY 6 – Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple, Thirupparankundram – Ashlesha Today is a very special day to visit the Ashlesha Temple as it is Ashlesha nakshatra. Ashlesha translates to the word Naga (meaning snake). Ashlesha Nakshatra is ruled by the Serpent God, and this…

November 12, 2019

Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 3

DAY 11 – Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Koil, Pudukkottai – Uttara Bhadra This temple is where Goddess Lakshmi worshipped Lord Shiva with 1000 lotuses and is called Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar because Sahasram means 1000. Sages Agir Budhan, Angirasa, Agni Purandhaka and Viswakarama are all born under Uttara…

November 12, 2019
Conscious Dreaming


I’m floundering in a mucky stream, grasping to move upwards on the slippery, wet slope. There are others around me doing the same. We are looking up at a modest peasant-style wooden house on the hill above us. We are all struggling to get…

November 7, 2019
Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology: A New Lens for Your Personal Reality

If you’re reading this, chances are you might know a thing or two about astrology. Maybe you even know your zodiac sign, which would be your sun sign. But did you know this is only a scratch on the surface of the astrology world?…

November 6, 2019
lucid dreaming

The Lucidity Path: Lucid Dreaming

Dreams are the most natural magic that we have daily or nightly access to. Whether we remember them or not, we do dream every night. It is likely that dreams are the oldest form of magic. Through time, there has been mention of dreams…

October 30, 2019
full moon ceremony

Honoring The Full Moon With Ceremony

Honoring the Full Moon with Ceremony I slip my flip flops off, discarding them at the concrete pad at the edge of the beach and then step into the cool evening sand. The waves crash melodically at the shoreline. I’m covered in citronella oil…

October 11, 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 vibrations, dispel negativity, and assist with healing and spiritual work.…

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, also referred to as Mabon in the Pagan tradition, is…

September 24, 2019

Is this the end of days? The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor

Is this the end of days? I sit at my home in Nassau, Bahamas staring blankly out the window at ribbons of turquoise and cobalt as the ocean lies placid. It pains me to see such exquisiteness. How could mother nature so unabashedly share…

September 16, 2019
shamanism cacao

Shamanism Summit Synopsis – A Box of Chocolates

“My mama always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.’” Thus spake Forrest Gump, mouth full, sitting on a bus stop bench, quoting his wise mother. So too is The Shift Network’s Shamanism Summit like…

July 23, 2019