Monday, May 28, 2018

Full Moon in Sagittarius ~ No Time To Play Small!

This month's Full Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and takes place at 10:19am on May 29th, 2018. The Full Moon tends to be a time when our emotions and intuitive senses are heightened and with these heightened senses, the Full Moon nudges us to take action in our lives.

What can we expect with the Full Moon in Sagittarius?'s going to be an interesting and bold moon for sure! You probably have already been feeling as if you have been "outgrowing" your current conditions. Whether it's your job, your relationships, your belief systems and maybe even your purpose seems to be morphing into a different direction as well. You may not be able to deny those inner stirrings and yearnings for change any longer, especially during this Full Moon.

Sagittarius connects us with our higher mind. The higher mind is the aspect of us that holds the deeper meaning of life, encourages us to keep on growing and to be courageous as we step outside of our comfort zones from what was familiar to the unfamiliar. This month, you may find that you have a strong drive, hunger and quest for reaching your goals, to push yourself beyond your old limitations and step into your own power and potential. 

There are two activities that will help you to harness this dynamic and powerful energy during this time of the Full Moon, which by the way, you can expect to feel the effects for a couple of weeks after this lunar event on May 29th. 

1. The first activity you can do during any Full Moon is to create a forgiveness list. Write down the people and situations that you feel and know could use some forgiving. Don't forget to include yourself for those would've, could've, should'ves. After writing down all that you feel requires forgiving, read your list out loud and then when you've gone through the entire list, release that energy into the Universe. In order to bring in new beginnings and new energy, we need to make some room. Letting go of what doesn't serve, is one of the best ways we can prepare ourselves for awesomeness and be in alignment with our destinies.

2. Next, we are going to connect with the higher mind whether it's through meditation, journaling or paying attention to the higher mind as it communicates to you what is next for you on your evolutionary path. Chances are you have already been thinking about your future and how that's going to look with your new perspectives courtesy of the higher mind sending you intuitive messages and signs. During this step you really want to give yourself some time to really contemplate what and where your passions are and don't be afraid to dream big. Sagittarius isn't intimated by the size of the goal and neither should you. 

This month's Full Moon message for all of us is;  "Go big or go home!". If you're feeling stagnant and a little nervous about taking some chances, then this is the month to muster up some confidence, get clear with your goals and then set them in motion. Be sure to journal your experiences along the way. This is sure to be a groundbreaking time for you.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Chakra Care ~ Is It Truly Necessary?

Is it really necessary to routinely check in to see if our chakras are cleared, energized and balanced? Absolutely!
Chakra hygiene is a necessary practice to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. If any one of these energy centers is out of balance, we will feel the effects and may experience the symptoms that are listed below.  

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means spinning wheel. We have 7 main chakras in our body and many minor chakras in between. For now, we'll focus mainly on the main 7. Each chakra has an area within the body that it corresponds with as well as the emotions, thoughts and spiritual connections associated with that chakra. After identifying the chakra or chakras that are out of balance, we can then see which physical and non-physical areas of our lives that are requiring some TLC. Often I find that when one chakra is out of whack, the others that are next to it also become overloaded and begin to wobble and fall out of their rhythm. 

Here's a brief rundown on where each chakra is and what its correspondences are:
Root ~ hips down to the feet, associated with family, foundation and social relationships
Sacral ~ hips, reproductive area, sexuality, creativity, fertility, passion
Solar plexus ~ stomach area, emotions, gut feelings, willpower, empathy
Heart ~ heart, lungs, chest, unconditional love for self and others
Throat ~ throat area, neck, communication, creative expression, truth
Third eye ~ center of the forehead, intuition, clairvoyance
Crown ~ above the head, divine knowing, higher realms of communication

It might be time to balance your chakras if:

  • You're frequently under the weather
  • Feeling restlessness day and night
  • Experiencing emotional outbursts
  • Lack of focus and concentration
  • Short-tempered
  • Headaches
  • Feeling lethargic
  • Your relationships are a bit rocky
  • Feeling stagnant

Chakra Healing ~ Clearing ~ Balancing ~ Give these suggestions a try ~

  • Schedule a Reiki Session
  • Toning the Sanskrit words/names for each chakra 
  • LAM ~ 1 (Root)
  • VAM ~ 2 (Sacral)
  • RAM ~ 3 (Solar plexus)
  • YAM ~  4 (Heart)
  • HAM ~  5 (Throat)
  • OM ~ 6 (Third eye)
  • OM ~ 7 (Crown)
  • Aromatherapy ~ use a chakra spray or put a few drops of oil in a diffuser
  • Sage/smudge ~ get rid of the ick ~ a spiritual cleansing
  • Spend time out in nature
  • Balance your chakras with a pendulum by holding your pendulum in front of each chakra until it spins in a smooth rotation
  • Meditation ~ any meditation
  • Increase water intake 
  • Crystal layout ~ place a crystal on the corresponding chakra 
  • Epsom/sea salt bath
  • Take some deep, cleansing breaths and really expand the lungs as you do so
  • Crystal Bowl meditation/sound therapy ~ drumming, rattling, tuning forks
As you can see, there are many things to do to balance out your energy centers and now you are well aware how to recognize the signs and symptoms that are a result of your chakras being out of alignment. Some people prefer to have a regular routine to ensure they don't fall out of alignment and other prefer to wait until their bodies begin to speak to them that's it's time to balance and clear. The choice is yours, but once you start and keep to a regular routine, you'll know right away when to tend to your chakras. 

Here's to happy and healthy chakras!

Blessings and Light,