Preparing for Winter Solstice~
Shorter Daylight Hours Encourages Cozy Nesting Now~
We have less than two weeks before Winter Solstice where we celebrate the return of the light. Daylight now is less than twelve hours ago. Here in California on the Slowcoast we are seeing a sunrise at 7am and sunset at 4:51pm. For me it shortens my day, has me heading home earlier than usual and creating a cozy nest of rejuvenating me time or time to share with close friends and family for special events. I find myself resting more and getting the benefits of the dark evenings, in preparation for what we have here in California soon as our Taoist Spring which will begin in another two months at the beginning of February. (Imbolc).
For now, I am eating healthily and getting in a daily walk. My eating features no carbs, no sugar, and good proteins, veggies and fats. I am working with several of the LPO Beauty and Detox Teas now, some of the favorite serums that support moisturizing and mood, and some soft scents that give me a boost emotionally now.
Setting Up Scent Altars to Uplift, Set Intention and Help
I have scent altars set up at strategic places so that I can be casual about walking by and picking up a few and spritzing or molecularizing in and integrating them into my etheric body, skin and cellular body.
In my Purse: I always carry my top 4 or 5 scents for the day. This will include Prana Serum, Anti Stress Serum, Angel Glow Serum, Lemon Verbena Reserve, Taos Heart Opener Parfum, Big Sur Parfum, Dirty Sexy Love Parfum and then some of my Sachets.
Next to my front door: Palo Santo 60ml Parfum & Coastal Woods 60ml Parfum. I spray these when I leave in am and when I come home my home smells divine when I open the door.
In my Boudoir: Orange Honey Parfum, Her Majesty Parfum & Sweet Dreams Parfum, Lavendar Soliflore Reserve Parfum, Rose Geranium Parfum. I spray my mattress with Orange Honey and Her Majesty in between changing sheets to make the bedroom smell great and to sweeten the bed. Lavendar Reserve also, and it helps to kill mites, and keep bacteria at bay. I have Sweet Dreams for my pillow cases at night so it goes with my DREAM TEA for insomnia, inviting good dreams in and general restfulness. The Rose Geranium I use when I awaken to harmonize my energies with the earth mother vibration. It is round, deep and connected. I like starting my day with a roll on 10 ml bottle on my palms as I lay in bed and meditate for a first few minutes breathing in the scent.
Preparing For the Change of SEASONS Now~
There are some changes I anticipate every six weeks as we need 40 days to change habits and anchor in new ideas, patterns. I like to consciously look at my MAP of my astrological chart and then match scents to what will help me to manifest the aspects that are naturally occuring in my chart. I do this for clients, and now in the next few weeks is a great time before the new year and setting intention now is great, so we sail across the 2016/2017 line with everything in place, focused, and relaxed, rejuvenated.
The year is divided into 8 seasons. The new season begins on Winter Solstice. The season we are now in is the Samhain One that began at Halloween and All Soul's Day and continues for six weeks through to Winter Solstice. This cycle is about death, planting seeds from the harvest and weeding, letting go, celebrating the abundance that was grown, earned through the year, and then sustaining ourselves as we enter the deep feminine darkness for wisdom gathering before the return of the light.
I love using this time for deep retrospective of my year, looking at what worked, what didn't, where there is adjustment to path, direction, and letting go, forgiveness for choices taken or not taken, a celebration of thanks, gratitude for what worked and where I was successful. This is a deep inner journey. I have been working with scents that sweep through like a baritone deep note to wrap up all the elements, so I can honour each part of self, and sing the praises of choices.
The scent I like to use for this is Black Gold. It is an aphrodisiac that is quite amazing and was created in a beautiful garden in Pasadena in spring of 2010. The notes are dark, deep and can sweep through and pull all my web of thought together.
This is a meditation, that I do before cleaning dna, blood and all time lines, time rounds, and clearing, setting intention on the quantum level before winter solstice. I like to light small tea lights to help catch and burn through the webs while doing this work. For more on how to work in this manner, set up a MAP SESSION APPOINTMENT for a time soon between now and when Winter Solstice begins.
Have a lovely day. My morning begins with a walk with Artemis and Jupiter up in the redwoods back in to Big Basin. There is a dampness that broadcasts through the activity of the mycelium now. I use this mycelium to re-broadcast my intentions as all mycelium in the forest is connected. This is working with nature's intelligence in a coning session.
Essential Habits for Creating Anew~
Learn to clean your intentions
Working with the Organic Wildcrafted Luxe Wild Raw Essences help to anchor into your brain all the new patterns you are thinking, so it is important to make time in your busy days to meditate, clear, open, flush, and clear, then repopulate out all of your ideas.
Part of being a success is seeing and feeling the end result you are hoping to achieve as a done deal. Visualizing this is part of your meditation and believing. The scent can help trigger these ideas over and over again so you can stay on target.
Enjoy, and please get in touch if you want suggestions on what scents would be best for you with where you are in your own personal MAP JOURNEY.
Thanks ~ Hugs and Smiles,
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