Sunday, November 12, 2017

11 Feng Shui Tips To Attract Love

Feng Shui is the Eastern practice of working with chi or the cosmic life force energy along with your desired intention to create a specific environment in your home and or work environment. One of the most popular reasons people use Feng Shui is to either bring in love or spice up their romantic relationships. 

11 Feng Shui Tips To Attract Love 

  1. Burn pink, red and or white candles along with your intention. It is best to work with 2 candles at a time because we are working with relationships and traditionally a relationship is between 2 people. 
  2. Place rose quartz in your bedroom and or relationship corner. The relationship corner of your home/space is in the far right hand corner of the dwelling. Rose quartz is pure love and vibrates at a high frequency. It is best to work with 2 rose quartzes instead of 1 because we are working with pairs ~ you and a partner.
  3. Create room for your partner in your bedroom and make sure there is enough closet space for them to make themselves cozy in the same home.
  4. If at all possible, decorate your bedroom and relationship corner with pairs of objects. An example of this would be lamps, photos, end tables etc. 
  5. Make sure the photos in your bedroom are a representation of your vision of what a loving and balanced romantic relationship would look for you. Move the family photos that have children and parents into another part of your home. This one makes sense doesn't it? We wouldn't want them in this private area of our space would we? 
  6. De-clutter both the bedroom and relationship corner in your home so that the chi flows freely and effectively. Ideally we would not want to have clutter in any area of our home however, the bedroom tends to collect clutter with clothes etc. 
  7. Decorate your bedroom with inviting and warm colors with accents of reds, whites, greens and pinks and be sure to keep the bedding clean and crisp.
  8. Get rid of extra pillows and or stuffed animals on the bed. These objects are taking up space physically and energetically in your bed. Make room for your companion!
  9. Aromatherapy is a very effective approach to creating the ambiance of your choice. To bring romance and balance into your love life use oils such as; ylang ylang, jasmine, clary sage, geranium, rose, and cardamom. To keep your room smelling fantastic I suggest either using an oil diffuser or spraying a mist that has been blended for love. 
  10. Limit amount of mirrors that you have in your bedroom and if at all possible, get rid of all mirrors. Mirrors deflect energy and will cancel out all of the Feng Shui cures you have been implementing into your bedroom.
  11. Take all work and fitness activities out of the bedroom and into another place in your home. These activities are energetically a romance blocker. The goal is to have your bedroom feel calm and relaxing, not busy. 
All of these Feng Shui tips will help you to create the energetic foundation that is welcoming a healthy, harmonic, and loving relationship into your life. Don't forget to do your part by tending to what is going on within you so that you are emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually ready for your ideal relationship. It is important that we are the partner that we desire for ourselves. 

Much Luck and Love,
Laurie Barraco 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Find Out How To Reclaim Your Energy!

If you are like me, you lead a busy life and symptoms of fatigue seem to creep up from time to time. They symptoms are usually warning signs that I am a quart or two low on energy aka life force energy. I typically begin to experience these symptoms after I have been over-doing extending myself and haven't taken the time to slow down and recharge my batteries. Leaking energy and having low energy levels is a common occurrence for those who are people pleasers, healers, empaths, counselors, teachers, basically all of us who are natural givers and have a hard time saying no. 

What Are The Symptoms? 

  • Sluggishness ~ Normal every day activities are taking extra energy and extra long to accomplish.
  • Restlessness ~ Even though you are tired, you may have a hard time falling and staying asleep and the restlessness is probably due to being overly tired an unhealthy cycle, yes?
  • Lack of Motivation ~ You struggle to get projects started and forget about even completing them.
  • Overly Emotional ~ Everything seems to set you into an instant emotional spiral going from happy, to sad, to angry and frustrated. You may find yourself unusually sensitive.
  • Struggling To Complete Thoughts ~ Your mind races from subject to subject and you can't make up your mind about anything going back and forth and back and forth.
  • Low Immune System ~ You are constantly sick with the flu, colds, IBS, headaches, etc. and are having a hard time staying healthy.
  • Short Temper/Zero Patience ~ Feeling as if everyone else is going in slow motion and everything is taking forever leaving you stagnant and stuck. You may be taking out your frustrations out on others.
  • Defensive ~ Taking everything personally and being defensive is a sign of exhaustion because you are already frustrated from a lack of energy and may not have the mental clarity to rationalize what other people's intentions truly are.
These are all symptoms of fatigue/low energy levels and when you are experiencing these side effects, it's really hard to function in your day to day life. If you allow these symptoms to go on for too long you will be completely miserable, cranky, toxic, and it may be a huge challenge to get back on track to where you want and should be. 

What Can We Do?

  • Self Awareness ~ Check in with your inner thoughts and emotions from time to time to see if you are showing and or experiencing any of the above symptoms. 
  • Set Boundaries ~ Know your limits of how much you can handle on your plate and get real honest with yourself. Learn how to say no to yourself and others without feeling guilty or explaining yourself to others. 
  • Energy Healing ~ Schedule a healing session with your massage therapist, and or your trusted energy/Reiki healer. 
  • Color Therapy/Wear Yellow ~ Yellow is the color of the sun, brings in happy feelings of joy, innocence, and reenergizes us simply by wearing and or surrounding ourselves with the color yellow. 
  • Listen to Your Favorite Music ~ Music not only soothes our soul, but it can also shift our mood instantly. If you need a little pick me up, turn on and turn up the tunes that get your energy moving and grooving. 
  • Yogic Breath of Fire ~ Breathwork brings oxygen into the system and helps refresh your mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Soak Up The Sun ~ If you close your eyes, open your arms, turn your face towards the sun, and take a deep breath, you'll instantly receive a boost of energy.
  • Crystal Therapy ~ Crystals such as; citrine, fire agate, amber, tiger's eye, and yellow obsidian will bring in that energizing energy of the sun.
  • Aromatherapy ~ Wearing, diffusing, and or inhaling oils such as; lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, orange, grapefruit, and lavender will jumpstart your motivation.
  • Solar Plexus Work ~ Leaking energy from your solar plexus is a common reason why you may be tired. There are many reasons why the solar plexus is leaking energy such as; emotional cording to others, little or no willpower, and low self-esteem just to name a few reasons as to why the solar plexus is compromised. Balancing this chakra through energy healing, Reiki, toning, aromatherapy, and crystal therapy can help you reclaim your energy and stamina.
Exhaustion and low energy levels are something that everyone encounters in their lives from time to time. By paying attention to what's going on within ourselves, we can prevent burnout as well as the symptoms that are associated with fatigue. I'm sure that we all can agree, the symptoms that are a result low energy levels are not pleasant and are frustrating. You can reclaim your energy and your life simply by watching out for the tell-tale signs and keeping these tips I mentioned in mind before things get out of control :)

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

4 Must Have Crystals For Empaths

Empaths are energy-sensitive individuals that are highly affected and influenced by their environment. One of the best defenses that I have found as an empath has been wearing and or carrying gemstones that will keep my aura strong and help me to remain grounded and centered. 

Hematite - Hematite is very effective with grounding and protecting the individual. It soothes the emotions which keeps the user focused and in control.

Fluorite - Fluorite also stabilizes and protects the aura. It is extremely useful in deflecting electromagnetic smog and stress. Fluorite helps to create and keep healthy boundaries within relationships and overcoming drama. ​

Black Tourmaline - Repels and protects against negative influences and psychic attacks. Black tourmaline increases stamina and deflects negativity while one is engaged in highly emotionally-charged situations.

Citrine - Citrine is a powerful regenerator, empowering crystal that protects the aura. It also acts as a shield for the solar plexus. The solar plexus is the area that most empaths absorb the energy from their environment.

  • Carry in your pocket or in a bag with you
  • Wear as jewelry
  • Keep in a room where there is a lot of energy and traffic
  • On a picture of yourself, it will keep the energy flowing to you as long as is needed for distance healing and energy protection

Be sure to cleanse your crystal once a week with sage, sea salt or whatever method you use to clear your crystals. They will be more effective when they are cleared and charged. 

You can find any of these crystals at your favorite spiritual store. If you do not have a store nearby, you can also find these crystals @The Mystical Moon online store.

Blessings and Light,

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Are You Overstimulating Your 3rd Eye?

Developing your intuition is an important part of personal development. Intuition helps us trust our decisions, keep us safe, protected and keeps us aligned with our purpose here on planet Earth. A common issue many encounter as they are developing their third eye (intuitive center) is that they overstimulate their pineal gland and do not create a strong foundation for the energy to build upon. You can say that they are top heavy. The upper chakras are receiving a lot of attention through psychic development exercises.  It is equally as important for you to pay attention and stimulate your other 5 chakras: throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root.  The pineal gland becomes overstimulated and overactive as a result of these psychic development exercises. Before you know it, you begin to experience the 4 most common symptoms of an overstimulated pineal gland. If you are not aware of where the pineal gland is, it's located in the third eye center of the body. It helps us connect with other dimensions as well as our ability to predict the future and see psychic energy.

4 symptoms of An Overstimulated Pineal Gland
  1. Difficulty in concentrating, struggling to stay focused
  2. Headaches
  3. Blurred vision, pressure in the eyes, sensitivity to light
  4. Insomnia
What You Can Do To Calm An Overstimulated Pineal Gland
  • Rub a grounding oil on your third eye. Patchouli, peppermint, sandalwood, chamomile, frankincense and or blue tansy will bring relief.
  • Cover your third eye with either a hat, bandana and or a bindi.
  • Avoid fluoride!
  • Placing a crystal like tiger’s eye, hematite, amethyst, or fluorite on your third eye will help soothe an overstimulated pineal gland.
  • Schedule a Reiki, cranio sacral healing session.
  • Hugging a tree will help you ground the energy into the Earth.
  • Eat root foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, dark chocolate, and or protein.
  • Do some yoga or breath work exercises. This will move the chi through your energy centers.
  • Avoid crowds for a few days.
Each and every one of us has psychic gifts and these gifts vary from person to person. We do ourselves a disservice when we compare our growth to others. Some people have clairvoyant abilities from birth and some of us have to work at it a little harder. Your psychic abilities will increase as time goes on with practice and patience. Being impatient and trying to rush the process will only cause you to be out of balance and experience some of the symptoms I have mentioned above.
Take your time, enjoy the process and let go of your expectations of how and when you will be able to achieve your goals. Your gifts will be online when the time is perfect for you. Patience and trust are part of the development process.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Friday, August 18, 2017

Understanding The Spiritual Effects of A Solar Eclipse

Many of us are feeling the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. The
energy has been quite challenging for many and we here at both centers have been coaching many clients through their dark nights of the soul.  No matter how challenging life may be there is always, always a blessing waiting for you on the other side of each and every challenge. Sometimes the blessings are crystal clear immediately and sometimes the blessings are tucked in a corner or waiting for you a little further down the road. 

But wait...there's more!!! Not only are we experiencing the effects of the eclipse but the planet Mercury has gone retrograde which means we are also feeling the influences of Mercury when it is retrograde.  

Some of the common themes that are coming up for many are:
  1. Masks being taken off
  2. Hidden agendas are revealed
  3. A surge of anger coming to the surface
  4. Experiencing crazy dreams
  5. The need to separate oneself from drama 
  6. Our own shadow side is front and center
  7. Other people's shadow side is front and center
  8. Creativity is at an all-time high
  9. Communication is wonky on both parts
  10. Electronics are going haywire
  11. Accident incidents are increased
All that is coming to the surface is to help you align yourself with the path, people and opportunities that are for your highest and best good. Eclipses are catalysts for change and they pack quite an energetic punch. They get the ball rolling for us and the worst thing we can do for ourselves is to resist and try to go against the cosmic flow. 

There are some sweet benefits that come with the energies of the eclipse as well and I would highly suggest everyone take advantage of them. 

Please Do:
  • Plant those giant seeds, not just the small ones but the ginormous seeds that you have been a little leery of planting. This is big energy so it's either you go big or go home! I am going big during this time!
  • Dedicate more time and energy to your spiritual practice. Meditation, journaling, read books and or spend time with like-minded-conscious people.
  • Carry paired crystals such as moonstone and citrine or selenite and fire agate to embrace and enhance the solar and lunar aspects of the current energies that are influencing us. I would carry the moonstone and selenite on the left side for the lunar aspects and citrine and fire agate on the right side for the solar aspects. You can also create crystal grids with these crystals magnifying your intentions. 
  • Pay attention to the signs that spirit will be planting all around you. These signs may come in the form of animals, number sequences, songs on the radio or even through your dreams. Write down these signs in your journal. They will have meaning for you within the next few months.
Most importantly, try to not go into the place of fear or worry as things get stirred up for you. Remember all that occurs is for your benefit as a growing and evolving beautiful soul who is here to learn, share, grow and embrace the uniqueness of who you are. 

Blessings and Light,

Friday, July 14, 2017

5 Things That Can Block Your Psychic Abilities

When it comes to developing psychic abilities, most people are focused on what they can do to enhance their psychic abilities. However, many are doing things that in fact, are slowing down the process.  There are 5 things that can block psychic abilities that many people are unaware of. Simply by avoiding these 5 things, you will naturally become more psychic.

5 Things That Can Block Your Psychic Abilities

1. Ingesting toxic substances such as; cigarettes, coffee, drugs, alcohol, and sugar. These substances are often abused by people. Even if you use these substances in moderation you are walking a fine line between unhealthy habits and overindulgent behavior.
When we give into addiction, we are allowing negative emotional attachments to possibly attach to our auric field causing us to leak energy and lower our vibrations. Never, ever go into an altered state for a reading, meditation, and or healing under the influence of mind altering substances!!
2. Participating in drama and gossip lowers our vibrations. When we are talk about others in a negative way, we are harming the soul of another. This is a lower consciousness activity. By directing hurtful words towards another, we are moving away from raising our consciousness by participating in words and emotions that have lower thoughtforms attached to them. Walk away from drama and gossip, STAT!
Did you know that you do not have to be in the same room to hurt another soul? Words are energy, emotions are energy. They have the same effect as being in the same room versus being in a different place than we are. The results are the same.
3. Allowing the negative ego to get out of control will most certainly stop your progression as a budding intuitive. I am talking about using your psychic abilities unethically such as; spying on others – a definite NO NO, trying to use your gift to influence others out of your need for control, and trying to one-up others by showing off your psychic abilities.
4. Not creating a safe and protected working environment for your spiritual practices such as meditation, readings, and healings. If we do not clear and keep ourselves and spaces energetically clean we can leave the door open for unwanted energy to come in.
5. Not setting boundaries and knowing your limitations is always a dangerous thing! Doing any psychic work when you are sick, tired or in a really unhealthy emotional place is going to shut down your psychic abilities instantly. It is important for us to take our psychic temperature each and every time we intend to open up ourselves psychically and be honest with ourselves and our limitations.
Developing your psychic abilities is fun, useful, important, and a gift for each and every one of us. If you do not know where to begin, please do seek out a teacher and or mentor through researching your area or requesting a referral from a trusted acquaintance.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What Does The Candle You Select Tell You About Yourself?

Select the candle that you feel most drawn to and then proceed on to read the meaning below to find out what this candle tells you about yourself.

1. Blue - Truth, honesty, and open communication are a high priority for you.  Motivating others through writing and or communicating one on one is one of your life purposes and will bring you true personal fulfillment. Your throat chakra is an excellent indicator as to whether you are in your creative personal expression or not. If you find yourself coughing, experiencing a scratchy throat, feeling the need to clear your throat, or even losing your voice, you can most certainly be sure that you are not speaking your truth. The challenge for you would be to know when you are over communicating and sharing too much with others. Some people may not be ready to hear nor want to hear what you have to say. Check in with your higher self to see if the information is appropriate that you seek to share. You will benefit immensely with a daily journaling practice.

2. Red - You are a very passionate person who loves to be in love and are a romantic at heart. Family and relationships are very important to you. You have a very loving and giving heart and are uneasy when there is dishamony in your personal relationships. Keeping your environment free of clutter is a must for you! You do not do well when things are out of order. Be cautious of your spending habits. You can manifest money pretty well, however you are also very good at spending it. Splurging once in a while within reason will continue to keep that flow growing and going.

3. Yellow - You are an empath without a doubt and probably have been one all of your life. Empaths are individuals that are sensitive to the feelings and energies in their environments. Trusting your gut instincts are a must and they are always correct. You may have an uneasy feeling about a person, place or thing at times and you may not be able to place your finger on what is off. What is most important is that you keep your eyes and ears open to your surroundings and not take things at face value. You also possess a very strong will and drive. When you have your sights set on a goal there really is no turning back. The caution for you is be careful with your natural ability to influence others. It can turn into a self serving practice. Motivating others if they request your assistance is lovely but trying to do so without permission is unhealthy. A tip for you would be to focus on one major goal at a time. Too many irons in the fire could delay your end result.

I suggest burning a candle the color you selected to embrace the positive energies of that candle. 

Blessings and Light,