Lifestyle Tips & Tricks – Skincare: Face Cleanser

At this time, I am not affiliated with any of the products that I discuss in my blog posts. I simply share them with others as someone who has a lot of chemical and environmental sensitives, and as someone who tries to live as chemical-free as possible.

I recently discovered a face cleanser that I like that seems gentle, yet effective. It is called: Herbivore Botanicals Pink Cloud Creamy Jelly Cleanse. It contains Rosewater and Tremella Mushroom, and it is natural, vegan and cruelty-free. I found this cleanser through Karen Fugman of The Home Chemist.

Ingredients include: Aqua/Water/Eau, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin*, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Squalane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Tapioca Starch. *Certified Organic

Directions include: To remove non-waterproof makeup, apply 1-2 pumps directly only dry skin. Rinse thoroughly with water until clean. Pump 1-2 times into wet palms. Add water and lather into a gentle foam. Massage onto wet skin for 30-60 seconds. Rinse off and pat dry.

For me, I found this product to be non-stripping. It didn’t burn, or leave any redness, either. I also didn’t have the taste of the product in my mouth after use (I get that after using some health and beauty, medical or cleaning products) or find the smell to be over powering.

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What if…You did your own Research?

As things start to roll out across our country, some of you may have heard on the news this morning how five gee (spelt this way in the hopes of not getting deleted) has been determined “safe” in Europe… well, that’s not necessarily the case if you are a #truthseeker. Or if you have verified such with your contacts across the pond.


Sure, there are towers going up now, but do you know that the goal is that eventually there will be a transmitter every 100-200 feet, including on light poles and on homes???


Do you know that some of the biggest culprits of this sort of radiation in your home is your Alexa or your Google Nest (formally Google Home)?


Do you know what health issues and chronic diseases are linked to this?


Do you know that the inverters on roof top solar panels are causing more harm than the good?

Do you know your home is potentially more vulnerable on the second floor (where most bedrooms are)?

Do you know that there are certain steps that you can take to protect the interior of your home and family?

Do you know that the five, won’t replace the 3 and/or 4, but rather it is in addition to?

Do you know that there have been studies done showing that EMFs are responsible for decreasing the bee population, as well as other insect populations? (There have been studies done.) Do you know that depending on where/how the antennas are pointed, that the radiation can affect our food (making it less nutrient), as well as cause harm to animals?

Do you know that there are some states, towns and counties who are taking action to slow the rollout?

What are we doing about it here????

Just like I have “felt” things about food shortages, weather and natural disasters, and I have felt things about certain sicknesses and inoculations, (no, I can’t help you pick your lottery numbers) I can tell you that I feel that five gee is going to be a thing. And though intuitives aren’t necessarily supposed to share the doom and gloom that they see in people’s lives (i.e. we’re not supposed to tell you when you are supposed to die, or if we intuit that you have a certain disease, or there is an affair in your marriage) I am sharing this because I do feel that this world is at a crossroads and things can improve if we collectively seek knowledge, choose to make some changes, speak up, and take some sort of action, moving forward… So…here is your nugget of motivation to seek out more knowledge, if you choose. (And I don’t mean the “knowledge” that is coming from your evening news, but rather the knowledge that you need to spend some time digging up and finding in some unconventional places.)

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Update: Check out my friend Amy’s experience with radiation and EMFs: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158606926902005&id=621532004

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Moving into 2022

As you move into 2022, be sure to let go of something significant from 2021 – something like an old idea, label, habit, fear, or a concern for ego. Let go in order to free up space for something new and remarkable to enter your life.


For those kicking the past year to the curb so quickly and dismissively, don’t forget to acknowledge and show gratitude for the good, the bad, and the ugly, as it was all tied to lessons and experiences in this lifetime’s journey. And don’t forget that “lessons” will keep appearing in your life until they are learned.


For those who have experienced the loss of a friend or a loved one, remember that energy never dies and that those who have passed continue to help us from the other side, and that one day we’ll all be reunited again.


The next year will not be without it’s challenges both personally and collectively. The key to getting through ’22 will be “LOVE” (the highest frequency) and “raising your vibration” – for those choose to be part of the solution.

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#outwiththeoldinwiththenew #raiseyourvibration #lessonslearned #shiftyourawareness #letgo #gratitude #loveistheanswer #freshstart

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When you are confused by what’s taking place on the outside, go inward!

When you are confused by what’s taking place in the world around us, go inward! We all have intuition. There is a difference between fear and intuition, and most of our fears are not real, but rather psychological.

Image source: The Spiritual Empath

Intuition points us in a direction that makes us feel comfortable, even if not certain. Fear on the contrary, dictates a decision that makes us feel relieved, as though we just survived a threat to our very existence.


Don’t be molded into someone else’s path or decision making, follow your own guidance.
There is no better time than right now, and in the coming months, to be getting in touch with your intuition.


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Read. Read everything. Reading expands your mind and helps you to be a truth seeker!

I’ve been gifting this book out to people that I care about, both near and far. “Handing them out like candy canes” I like to say.

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (Children’s Health Defense) Hardcover – November 16, 2021


No matter what you political affiliation is, no matter what your stance is on the “V” and/or b00$ters, no matter how close or removed you are from God/source right now, no matter what your profession is, or your level of education… You’ve. Got. To. Read. This. Book.


And though you cannot force a person to “hear” a message they that they aren’t ready to hear, knowledge is power and the (heavily documented) information in this book that goes back 40+ years can’t and shouldn’t be ignored.


If you want to know why and who is censoring…Read the book.


If you are passionate about children in the fostercare system and/or in orphanages… Read the book.


If you are empathetic towards people with intellectual disabilities or development disabilities… Read the book.


If you want to know the truth about the ceedeecee (spelt this way for the fa¢t ¢heckers)… Read the book.


If you own stocks in certain companies… Read the book and decide where you sit with your ethics…


If you want to know what treatment you SHOULDN’T take to treat a certain…. Read the book.


If you are the decision making for children in your own home or professionally… Read the book.


There are also a handful of people, companies and investors who are mentioned in this book who you may wish to no longer support with your “dollar vote.”


The book is called: The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health


It is available in hardcover, kindle and audiobook on Amazon, Barns and Noble, and most anywhere books are sold.

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Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn.

When we were born, we were programmed perfectly.  We had a natural tendency to focus on love.  Our imaginations were creative and flourishing, and we knew how to use them.  We were connected to a world much richer than the one we connect to now, a world full of enchantment and a sense of the miraculous.


So what happened?…Because we were taught to focus elsewhere.  We focus elsewhere.  We were taught to think unnaturally.  We were taught a very bad philosophy, a way of looking at the world that contradicts who we are.


We were taught to think thoughts like competition, struggle, sickness, finite resources, limitation, guilt, bad, death, scarcity, and loss.  We began to think these things, and so we began to know them.  We were taught that things like grades, being good enough, money, and doing things the right way, are more important than love.  We were taught that we’re separate from other people, that we have to compete to get ahead, that we’re not quite good enough the way we are.  We were taught to see the world the way that others had come to see it.  It’s as though, as soon as we got here, we were given a sleeping pill…


Love is what we were born with.  Fear is what we learned here.  The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.  Love is the essential existential fact.  It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth.  To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.


From: “Born with Love” by Marianne Williamson

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Are you aware of the Benefits of Halotherapy (Salt Therapy)?

I took this photo during a visit to Breathe Salt Therapy in Yorkville, IL. Learn more at: https://www.breathesalttherapy.net/

In recent years Halotherapy (or Salt Therapy) has grown into one of the most popular forms of alternative therapy. The word “halotherapy” derives from the Greek halos, which is to say, ‘salt’. Thus ‘halotherapy’ means therapy which makes use of salt. Halotherapy is an all-natural, drug-free and holistic therapy that is done in an environment made to recreate a natural salt cave. It uses a combination of Himalayan salt and a halo-generator technology to maintain adequate salt levels in the room. The Himalayan salt used is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial property that reduces inflammation and helps open up breathing passages. For Empaths, salt can be a huge grounding and energy clearing tool, too!

Many people are turning to Halotherapy for its multitude of benefits. It is also safe and extremely beneficial for children! Salt Therapy as it can assist with:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Colds
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Depression, (including postpartum)
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema
  • Flu
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Lung health
  • Migraines
  • Psoriasis
  • Mental lethargy
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Snoring
  • Stress

…. And much more…

Check to see if you have a salt room close to where you live and give it a try!

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#healingsaltroom #natural #drugfree #Halotherapy #salttherapy #saltroom #empath #energyclearing

Photo credit for main photo: Wade Vandervort, Las Vegas Sun.

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Are too many Social Connections a Friendship Fail? And (internally) what might it mean if you are thirsty to belong to too many cliques?

We all know that one person who belongs to too many social circles. Maybe that person is you?

Better yet, what is a person lacking or searching for, when their circle is too big or they are involved in too many cliques?

Social connections are the relationships you have with the people around you. They may be close, like family, friends, and co-workers, or more distant, like people you know casually. Social ties are obviously important, but how many are too many? And showing the world that you have lots of friends — for example on social media — seems like a winning strategy, or is it??

Though I do feel that we should all be cordial and polite to one another, I am a proponent of keeping my circle small, and my wall high, when it comes to people really knowing me (and even my family) on a deep level.

Quality over quantity

What is your “relationship quality” when you have a lot of social connections or so-called “friends?” And do you hang out with large groups of people because you want to appear to others as being popular or well-liked?

Any kind of social relationship requires some investment of time. It is pretty hard to truly have six or seven equally-good friends. Having a lot of social connections means your social resources become diluted, making you less able to be a good friend. Sounds a little poisonous, no?  

Focusing on having lots of friends can actually make you lose some.  Having too many “friends” can result in stress because this can put a greater demand on you than your ability to balance and handle so many people, obligations and friendships. This feeling of obligation to so many people can be overwhelming and even lead to depressive symptoms. Additionally, when you are connected to so many people, can all of those people be trusted?? And if you misjudge other people’s desire to be friends with you, you might wind up interacting with people in a way that actually makes you less popular.

Looking (socially) thirsty is not a good look

I’ve observed some people, even in mid-life, who come across looking thirsty by inserting themselves, or requesting to be included with this group or that group. Making sure that they are out to dinner with this group, or out for drinks with that one, or arranging play dates with this group of moms, or trying to insert themselves onto this or that guest list.  

image from rachaelraymag.com

On the flip side, what is the motive of others connecting with you, or inviting you to hang out, come for drinks, or for a girls’ dinner? Are they looking to sell you something, or to grow their business, or social media following? Are they connected with you because they know that you know the “tea” (gossip, personal information belonging to someone else; or you have the “scoop!”)? It is healthy for you to look for authenticity in friendships and mutual connections, otherwise these relationships can become exhausting or seem fake.

With age, comes a little wisdom – usually.

As we get older, we tend to prefer close friendships over half-ass friendships, with multiple groups of people. Life gets busier and busier as we get older, and our families and jobs tend to grow and demand more from us. We tend to invest more time in rewarding and meaningful activities and friendships. With that said, it is okay to prune your social network, or social groups and to focus on the individuals and friendships that are more emotionally satisfying,

Which brings me to… What internally might be going on?

Love and feeling like we belong in a community, group or social circle is a basic human need. If you find yourself stretched too thin in too many groups, or seeking out to be in multiple groups, you might what to ask yourself, “What form of basic love am I missing from my life?!”

Are you missing any of these forms of love from your life?

Physical Love (Touch, closeness, presence…)

Mental Love (Understanding, thought provoking…)p

Emotional Love (Feeling seen, connected, or wanted…)

Spiritual Love (Chemistry, energy, meaningful relationships…)

If any of these jump out at you, you might want to do some digging, soul searching, or what some call “shadow work” to help you to learn why you are trying so hard to be in so many social circles. Perhaps it is time to take a break from some of your “casual” social connections and to tighten your circle while you do some inner work?

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Food (Shortages) for Thought

*** This post isn’t intended to create fear, or about going out and hoarding food or panic buying, but rather to get people thinking… ***

The photos in this post are from a local grocery store. During my last few trips to the store, the produce section has looked, well, quite scarce. (These photos actually show more stock than what I saw in the same store just two days prior.) I inquired with a few different employees asking why the shelves looked so empty. They told me “The truck hasn’t made it in for a few days,” yet nobody could really explain why the truck couldn’t make it…

This issue isn’t just isolated to my local store or town. If you feel inclined, research the MEANINGS, and look for past PATTERNS IN HISTORY, as they relate to: Food Shortages, Famine and Global Food Scarcity. A lack of food availability can be caused by several factors including wild fires, weather, climate change, war, inflation, crop failure, a labor crisis, population imbalance, pandemics and/or government policies.

More food for thought: Ninety percent, (yes, 90%) of the global trade grain is controlled by just four multinational corporations, there are only NINE big food companies in control of what is sold and bought in retail outlets. (source: Mark Hyman, MD and Author)

As you research these topics, I ask you to consider ways that you can assist your family and your community when it comes to food you have access to. Perhaps it is time to learn how to grow your own food, (and a little extra to help those in your community who are food insecure)? Perhaps it is time to build a relationship with a local farmer, support your local produce stands, or start subscribing to a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription? Perhaps it is time to learn to preserve food and/or start learning how to can food? (Food canning is a method of food preservation in which food is processed and sealed in an airtight container. Canned food typically has a shelf life of 1-5 years.) Perhaps it is time to start building a community garden, (or a few)? Perhaps it is time to become more self-sustainable when it comes to the food we eat? Perhaps…you will come up with a new way?

Again, this post isn’t intended to create fear, or to send you out to panic buy, but rather to get you to expand your thinking and to increase your awareness on the topic of food shortages.

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Without even trying, Empaths can Energetically Mirror Back Inner Angst and Lack of Personal Integrity of Another

Empaths can rub people the wrong way simply because, without intending to, they can energetically mirror back the entire inner angst and lack of personal integrity of another, exposing an unwillingness to face their own dishonesty, greed, hatred, and desire to hide from the truth as well as from themselves. This can happen completely outside the Empath’s conscious awareness as they tend to keep sending out light which can irritate another’s demons while being perplexed at the reactions. It can literally drive those who thrive on inauthenticity out of their minds.

Are you an Emapth? An Empath can feel and take on other people’s (both positive and negative) emotions, energy and, or, physical symptoms,  and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Empaths are emotional sponges and have a higher sensitivity to outside stimuli such as sounds, crowds, and hectic environments. Empaths are gifted at reading body language and energy and have the intuitive gift of Clairempathy. You can read about the traits of being an Empath here.

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Releasing Attachments Prayer

I came across this Releasing Attachments Prayer at Diana Kushenbach’s Academy of Spiritual Arts in Lisle, IL. This prayer is Diana’s. I did not write it or channel it, and therefore I cannot take any credit for it, but I feel that I need to pass it along for others to see and to use.

Releasing Attachments Prayer

“I choose to allow love to replace any unresolved energy from other lifetimes or places of existence, with other people or energy that is no longer in my highest good to hold. I ask God/Creator/Source to bless my path in all directions of time and space so that I may be free of anything keeping me from being free. And so it is.”

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Diana is a Spiritual Guide, Mentor, Divine Channel, Speaker and an Author. You can learn more about Diana and the services, books, tools and certifications that she offers at: https://dianakushenbach.com/

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Do you know about a Fascinating Tool that can be utilized for Understanding Ourselves, Others and the World around us called Astrology?

Astrology, a spiritual science, is the study of the relationship of the stars and planets to events on Earth and falls more in the category of metaphysics, the study of that which is beyond the physical. The Babylonians are generally credited with the birth of astrology around 2,400 years ago.  Under the concept of astrology, humans are fundamentally affected by the alignment of the stars and planets on the date of their birth.  

Astrology can be used as a powerful and fun tool for understanding ourselves, others, and the world around us. By charting (or making a natal birth chart) and interpreting your zodiac sign, the position of the sun, moon, ruling planet and the rising sign (or ascendant), a personalized blueprint of your potential can be created. After learning an individual’s chart, an astrologer can advise about the various aspects of a person’s life when it comes to love, finances, business, health, spirituality and even self-care.

In many ways, the work of an astrologer is similar to that of a therapist or counselor. However, an astrologer uses an esoteric system to predict and assume aspects of a person’s personality rather than interviewing them over a series of sessions.

Astrology has been popular with world leaders, popes, business people, stock market brokers, and even celebrities. Some well-known people to have admitted to consulting astrologers include Nancy Reagan, Lady Gaga, Theodore Roosevelt and Madonna.

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In any Toxic System (marriage, family tree, workplace, social circle, etc.) Empaths especially, tend to be the Scapegoat. Are you one?

Scapegoating can apply in any arena where people socialize. Scapegoating selects the most sensitive and emotionally intelligent person within the system, and your only fault as the scapegoat, is being mentally and emotionally strong enough the bear the burden of such abuse. Being the scapegoat means that either consciously or unconsciously others have formed a discrediting campaign against you and have targeted you for shame, blame, rejection, humiliation, and abuse, to avoid looking at themselves and their own problems. As the scapegoat, you pose a threat to the system because you see through the dysfunction.

It is important to note that there is research that suggests that people who are mentally ill or emotionally unstable are far more likely to scapegoat others. And those who attack/target/pick the scapegoat do so in order to release their pent up frustrations and deep feelings of abandonment, ‘toxic shame’, or self-hatred.

Scapegoating does have biblical origins and refers to a goat set free into the wilderness to carry away the sins of the group on its small shoulders. It was not killed like its counterpart, the blood sacrifice. So, although it may not feel this way, there is freedom in being scapegoated.

People who are scapegoated tend to have the following traits. Do you relate to most, if not all, on the list?

  • You are Highly Empathic – You have an ability to passionately understand, recognize, connect with, and share the emotions of others. And although you may be able to feel empathetic, that doesn’t automatically mean that you are an empath.
  • You are an independent person.
  • You are disrespected and discredited by those who should be your equal.
  • You are held to a different standard.
  • You are highly sensitive, including to other people’s energy.
  • You are left out of events, and/or conversations.
  • You are punished for telling the truth – Anytime you speak the truth, you are rebuked.
  • You are resourceful.
  • You are very creative – Empaths experience unfamiliar and often powerful emotions, which can make them more creative than most.
  • You display honesty, vulnerability and have emotional strength.
  • You don’t conform to family, workplace or system rules or patterns just for the sake of doing so.
  • You point out issues that you feel need to be addressed.
  • You question authority – You don’t question authority because you are trying to be difficult, but rather because you see through a flawed system.
  • You receive little or no praise, support or encouragement for your accomplishments.
  • You tend to be codependent – A codependent is someone whose feelings, thoughts, and actions revolve around another person. Empaths can have codependent tendencies but not all codependents are empaths.
  • You tend to have a higher frequency/higher vibration than of those around you.
  • Your character or reputation tends to get tarnished by others who speak poorly of you instead of facing their own dysfunction.

Being a scapegoat can be a rough role to play, but no matter how tough it is, it is a lot better than fitting in with the people who are doing the attacking. In order to heal from scapegoating, we need to face our past, acknowledge it, then take our focus off of it and forgive anyone we need to forgive, including ourselves. (Remember that forgiveness is about setting you free.) Let go of everything (and even everyone) that no longer serves your highest good. Acknowledge the patters, understand where they came from, and make changes to do better every day so that such patterns are not carried forward to others generations or to the people around you.

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Valentine’s Day, Spiritual Connection and Numerology

I love taking in all of the gorgeous (sometimes over-priced) flowers in the stores this time of year when the temperatures are frigid and snow is piled up on the ground. Single or not, Valentine’s Day is a great day to try to focus on your own happiness and what makes your heart sing.

Not sure what to do on Valentine’s Day? Use the day as a springboard for developing a new relationship, to buy some books you’ve never read before, to write a letter to a special person or to the universe, to visit an animal shelter or nursing home, or to perform a random act of kindness.

When it comes to numerology, February 14th has special meaning as it offers multiple layers of numeric energies as February is the second month in the Gregorian calendar. Number 2 represents relationships, love, communication and surrender. The 14th day is a number that contains innovative structure applied to communication, usually in a broader perspective that touches many lives, such as through writing, art, media and much more…The month and day total the Number 7, suggesting a spiritual approach to communication, relationships, and discovering cooperative solutions. This shows that the energetic influences of Valentine’s Day has its roots in a deep spiritual connection, and suggests that truly loving relationships come from Spirit, or from Spirit working through others. You express your divine nature through your relationships.

“A person should look for love within, not just outside. As long as you don’t find love within, you can’t find love out there, never, never.” — Baba Muktananda

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Placing Saints, Angels, Your Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Crystals and Essential oils in your Cancer Fighting Arsenal

I strongly believe in intention/prayer. I believe in the outcome of positive thoughts as your thoughts create your reality. I believe and I have seen how working with those on the other side can assist us in our journey here in the physical world. And last but not least, there are so many healing tools we can utilize that Western and Eastern Medicine don’t necessarily acknowledge when it comes to supportive care.

Some of the healing tools at our disposal are saints, archangels, our personal spiritual team, as well as some metaphysical and ancient medicinal modalities. All of which have been around for centuries and all used to be used and called upon in ancient times. I am not a doctor, nor do I have a medical degree. I have also not walked in the shoes of a cancer patient, though I have known many friends, relatives and acquaintances who have had to fight the disease. Please note that the information in this post is not meant to replace medical treatment or medication.

St. Peregrine – is the patron saint of cancer patients and others suffering from serious illnesses. A few years after being ordained a priest, a cancerous growth appeared on Peregrine’s right foot. The disease was so painful that he finally agreed to have it amputated. The night before the scheduled surgery, Peregrine spent hours in prayer. Then he dozed off and dreamt that Christ was touching him and healing his foot. The thrill of it woke him up. In the dim moonlight he saw that his foot, carefully bandaged a few hours earlier was completely healed The Church has since appointed him patron of persons with cancer, foot ailments, or any incurable disease.

You can call in St. Peregrine for assistance for your own illness, or on behalf of someone else. There are a few variations of catholic prayers with such requests that you can use. You don’t need to pray or say the words exactly as they are written as everything is intention, and your request (prayer, meditation, conversation) should be between you and St. Peregrine.

Archangel Raphael – is known as the angel of healing. He works to heal people’s minds, spirits, and bodies so they can enjoy peace and good health. Except in situations where death or illness is part of the overall divine plan, Archangel Raphael will energetically promote healing and often brings to mind fresh information or new ideas that you can use as valuable tools to pursue healing from whatever is ailing you…. Archangel Raphael tends to communicate through thoughts, feelings, dreams, and visions. To work with Archangel Raphael on your healing, call him in and ask him to assist you what you are in need of. You can also call upon him to help loved ones and friend. You can do this in the form of a prayer or by simply asking out loud or silently in your head. He will hear your call.

Your Spiritual Team – We all have people on the other side who want to help us here in the physical world, but we need to ask for their assistance in order to help us. We a variety of spirit guides who come and go over our journey (who we may or may not know their names or from this lifetime), we have a team of various angels, and we can’t forget about our ancestors – anyone in our lineage who has come before us. It is okay if you don’t know the names of these individuals, or what they look like. You can call on your spiritual team to assist you with whatever you need. You can do this in prayer form, by asking out loud or even silently in your head. You may want start with…”Dear Spiritual Team… please assist me with….).

Crystals – Though many medical doctors and scientists refer to crystal healing as a pseudoscience, healing crystals date back some 6,000 years and remain popular at health spas and in the alternative medicine arena.

When it comes to battling cancer, Crystals can complement your treatment. They can be worn as jewelry, placed in your hand, your pocket or even your purse or bag. Some people like to hold them in their hand while they mediate, pray, or as they are sitting for their treatment. Below I have listed some crystals said to aid in the fight against cancer. They can be used together, separately or in any combination that a person sees fit.

Amethyst

  • Aids the Endocrine System
  • Balances emotional highs and lows
  • Boosts immunity, strengthens organs and cell renewal
  • Calms anxiety and emotional trauma
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Reduces stress
  • Relieves pain
  • Said to be anti-inflammatory – helps to reduce growths and swelling

Aquamarine

  • Aids with speaking up (i.e. with doctors, family or care-takers)
  • Promotes courage

Carnelian

  • Enhances and balances life force energy
  • Heals physical and emotional bodies
  • Increases self-worth
  • Instills courage
  • Connects the Spirit and Body
  • Supports the reproductive organs

Citrine

  • Calms Nerves
  • Energizes with positivity
  • Brings peace to your surroundings
  • Increases energy and vitality
  • Strengthens Endurance, Willpower and inner strength
  • Reduces Depression

Red Jasper

  • Promotes emotional and physical well-being
  • Boosts circulation
  • Strengthens the heart
  • Detoxes the body

Rose Quartz

  • Assists in emotional healing
  • Dissolves negativity and grief

Selenite

  • Cleanses the auric field

Shungite

  • Cleanses and detoxifies the body

Smokey Quartz

  • Can assist you in accepting your physical body
  • Detoxifying
  • Helps to keep you grounded in the present moment
  • Neutralizes negative energy
  • Protects your energy
  • Raises energy vibration
  • Reduces symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation
  • Relieves depression

These are just a sampling of crystals and some of their healing properties. If you are interested in learning more about crystals and their meanings, there are many books on the market. One of the first that I added to my collection years ago is “The Crystal Experience” by Judy Hall. You can also find a lot of information about crystals and their healing properties on the internet.

Essential Oils – Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. Essential oils have healing properties and uses that have been around since Jesus’ time. (You may wish to read the book: “Healing Oils of the Bible” by David Stewart). When it comes to cancer, you may wish you explore some of the following essential oils. Be sure to educate yourself on how to use them – topical application, inhalation, or, in some cases, consumption. Each oil has its own specific health benefits, so patients must find the oils that work best for their specific health concerns. Some you, or someone you love, may wish to consider:

  • Bergamot – helps with stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue
  • Chamomile – calming, said to fight cancer cells
  • Frankincense – contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • Ginger – stimulates appetite, help ease nausea and vomiting, and helps with bowel problems
  • Lavender – promotes relaxation and calming, improves sleep, said to assist with pain and depression
  • Peppermint – helps with nausea and fatigue
  • Tea Tree – to assist any areas with radiation exposure, also fights bacteria

All of these suggested healing modalities have been around for centuries. And though you may not be open to trying all of them, what will it hurt to give a few a try alongside your current cancer treatment plan?

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Are you Aware of the Health Problems that are Linked to certain Chemicals Found in many Hand Sanitizers?

I am not a doctor, or a licensed medical professional. The information that I share is from personal experience and research.  I am not paid or endorsed for any of the products that I mention on my blog.

My children are back in the classroom for school and I find the amount of times per day that they are directed to use hand sanitizer to be alarming!!! Teachers and staff aren’t to be blamed, as they are following the rules that have been passed down to them. Rules and procedures are what they are, but we still need to be mindful of what we are putting in/on our bodies, and our children’s bodies.

Do you know what is lurking in your hand sanitizer??

Hand sanitizers often contain chemicals called parabens that prevent the growth of bacteria. They’ve been linked to a host of dangerous health problems including cancer, (as well as breast cancer), neurotoxicity and endocrine disruptions. They can affect fertility, and make for hormone problems and reproductive toxicity.  These parabens can weaken the human immune system, as well as create antibiotic resistance. And lastly, they can cause skin irritation, including Eczema; and they can also speed up the skin’s aging process.  It is important to avoid labels that include these (way too common) parabens such as: butylparaben, ethylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben.

When necessary, I like to use less toxic versions of hand sanitizer, some of which are pictured below. (I am not paid or endorsed for any of the products that I mention on my blog.)

I am amazed on almost a daily basis at how many people I know are unaware of the harmful effects of hand sanitizer. It also startles me when I have heard others say that all of the hand sanitizer use is a “good thing.” When you know better, you do better. PLEASE RESEARCH the harmful/negative effects of hand sanitizer. I promise that it will shift your awareness.

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Empath Fact: Some People will Dislike You for Having a Faster (or Higher) Vibration

Someone taking a dislike to another is a completely normal and acceptable part of life. We are all different and there will always be some people we do not get along with, or who do not get along with us, however do you know that some people will take an automatic dislike to an empath simply because of their vibration or frequency? We empaths tend to have a higher vibration. This happens for a handful of reasons:

Your vibration is the frequency that your physical body resonates at.

 – We use different techniques to cleanse our energy because we pick up energy that isn’t ours along the way.

 – We are aware of who and what drains our energy and we avoid it, or don’t absorb it, when possible.

 – And we tend to make positive changes to our mind and bodies regarding how we care for them and what we put into them.

You might notice that you are disliked or rejected by those who need to be around people with lower vibrations. Similarly to how we empaths prefer to NOT be around people who full of negativity, there are other people who cannot stand to be around those of us who have a higher vibration.  You might also find that sometimes low-vibrational people try to bring you down and extinguish your happiness when given the opportunity to do so. You need to remember that not everyone is ready to raise their vibration or even wants to.

My best advice is to not lower your vibration in order to fit in or to be liked. Keep spreading your light and come to terms with the fact that when you come across people like this, they aren’t your people. Wish them well, thank them for their part in your journey and move on.

You can learn more about your vibration/frequency here: https://www.amberbytner.com/your-vibration-frequency

You can learn more about being an empath here: https://www.amberbytner.com/empath

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In Order to Shift your Awareness, You must become a “Truth Seeker”

In Order to Shift your Awareness/Consciousness, You must become a “Truth Seeker”

If ever there was a time on this planet to seek the truth, now might be as good of a time as any.

Unfortunately, most people aren’t “Truth Seekers.” It is impossible to shift your awareness (or your “consciousness”) while being opposed to reality. Most people don’t seek the truth or even want to know the truth because they prefer to look for things that make them feel comfort, pleasure and/or approval. Many people only want truth if it makes them feel good, and when it starts to get uncomfortable or feel bad – they look the other way.

detectiveAs a “Truth Seeker” you must be willing to follow the evidence wherever it leads, and you need to be willing to not go along with what the majority of other people believe, or think they have heard. It is important to note that the “truth” isn’t necessarily found in social media memes, posts, or re-shared stories; your news sources, or from one of your drinking buddies. The evidence trail usually needs to be followed deeper to get to the truth. When seeking the truth, you need to be willing to put aside your beliefs, religion, previous teachings, things you were taught as a child, your programming and your own biases, so you can be open without resistance or hesitation to what you may discover, even if it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable and contradicts everything you believe. Nothing should be off limits or safe from criticism and you SHOULD question everything! As you shift your awareness, you will start to see clearly without the filter of your conditioned mind. When you seek the truth, you shift your consciousness to a higher level of well-being.

 

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You Don’t Need to Have Gone Though any Spiritual or Religious Training to Bless People, Places, or Things Around You.

We all have the power to send a blessing to another person, a specific area or to things (like food) before we eat it.  You don’t need to be religious, belong to a certain church or even have any specific religious or spiritual training to send a blessing. You can simple asked that something be “blessed” or you can ask that God/Source, Angels and even Spirit Guides bless…(fill in the blank.)

When you “bless” another person, place or thing, you raise its vibration. And, not that we are looking for anything in return, but when we send a blessing, we also raise our own vibration.

Recently, when illness, violence and fear started to spread during the Covid Pandemic and the riots in the city of Chicago, I would go for a walk each morning and send a blessing. When I got to the park that I consider to be the center of my neighborhood, I would picture a ball of light. I would ask “God, Angels and My Spirit Guides to… “Please bless and protect my neighborhood, my town, my county, my state, my country and the world from illness, violence, hate, and fear.” As I did this, I would picture the white light going out in a spiral, and I would visualize it first covering my town, my county, then the state, the United States, and then the entire globe. I did also say the town’s name, along with the county and state’s name, but there is no wrong way to send a blessing. When I was done asking for the blessing, I would say “thank you” or “and so it is.”

When it came to the above-mentioned blessing, I did ask assistance from God, Angels, and my Spirit Guides most of the time, but there were times that I also asked Mother Mary to assist, and I called upon Jesus Christ, as well. Again, there is no wrong way to send a blessing, just like there isn’t a wrong way to pray. My mentors have always taught me that as long as the intention is there, all is fine.

be blessedHere are some other examples on how to send a blessing:

  • As you say goodbye to someone, you can wish them to “Have a blessed day!” or “Bless your heart!”
  • Before you eat, you can say out loud or in your head, “Bless this food!
  • Maybe you see someone out in public, or at work who is going through something or struggling with something. In your head, you can say, “Bless that person.”
  • You can also ask that animals and geographic locations be blessed.
  • You can send a blessing to buildings, such as to schools. An example would be “Please bless and protect (i.e. School) and all of the students and staff who are there.”
  • You can also send a blessing to your children, family members and your friends.

The list can go on and on….

If this resonates with you, or you feel the pull to do so, try sending a blessing to someone or something today. When you are done, see if anything feels lighter or different to you.

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Call Upon Archangel Gabriel to Assist with Anything Having to do with Communication

Archangels can be called upon for guidance, clarity, strength and protection. You can connect with angels through prayer, or petition (a request in verbal or written from).

Gabriel, the archangel, is one of three angels mentioned in the Bible and because of the supreme importance of the message he delivers, and one of the Archangels closest to Source Energy. He/She is distinguished as an archangel and the patron saint of all those who work in communication (i.e. those who are in any line of communication work, members of the clergy, and even postal workers), watches over business deals, relationships with new people, writings, communication channels, and anything that involves conversation. He is the angel of strength and protection and awaits to help you with communicating, especially with children, parents, teachers, family and friends.

The Archangel Gabriel meaning literally translates as ‘God is my strength’. Believed to be a perfect balance of masculine power and feminine nurturing, Archangel Gabriel is often referred to as female or male, but many believe that angels have no gender.

Gabriel is thought to be a messenger of God and is regarded as the strongest and most powerful angel in the angelic realm. Gabriel is the angel that works the closest with mankind, making him the patron saint of communication workers.

Below are a few different prayers and petitions that you can use to call in Archangel Gabriel. Remember that everything is intention and you can make your request whatever you want it to be, so don’t limit yourself to the suggestions below. You can also use crystals to connect with Archangel Gabriel. You may wish to incorporate: Chrysoprase,  Blue Calcite, Blue Chalcedony and Fuchsite.

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