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The Energetic Benefits of Spring Cleaning
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One of the things that excites me about spring is the feeling of new beginnings, which is why I love spring cleaning! I love kicking out old energy and welcoming in the new.

My friend, who is quite the expert in feng shui, explained to me that when your surroundings reflect an old and outdated mode of yourself, you take on that energy and attract more of the same. She explained to me that keeping items from your past can perpetuate your history instead of attracting new circumstances.

Some fascinating ideas she shared me include:

  • old books reflect old, stagnant knowledge
  • childhood items perpetuate a version of yourself that is outdated
  • a lack of balanced female and male energies in a room can create imbalances in your relationships or prevent you from attracting a healthy, balanced relationship

I think that your bedroom is a place where you really want to pay attention to the energy of your surroundings – you’re sleeping there every night, which means that your subconscious mind is soaking in the energy of that room for approximately 8 hours! Remember that your subconscious mind drives your reality. For this reason, your bedroom should be a positive space filled with things that relax you and are reflective of what you want to attract in your life.

Here are some things you can place in your room to keep it buzzing at a high vibration:

  • salt lamps
  • crystals
  • fresh flowers
  • vision/dream boards
  • healing artwork
  • pictures of your role model (but keep in mind that if your role model struggled with the same thing that you are struggling with creating in your life, it might be time to find someone else that emulates what you’re looking for)
  • happy pictures with your loved ones

Here’s what you’ll want to get rid of:

  • clutter, in any way, shape or form
  • items you’re not using anymore
  • items that remind you of a time of your life that was difficult or painful
  • anything that makes you feel restricted, instead of creative and free

I can honestly say that since I’ve started spring cleaning, the energy of my room feels way better and I’m finding myself wanting to spend more time there when I need to retreat and rejuvenate. I hope you’ll do the same for yourself!

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Being Aware of the Energy of Your Diet
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What do Ellen DeGeneres, Jared Leto, Alicia Silverstone, and Ariana Grande have in common? They have all embraced a vegan diet. They also have something else in common – their skin glows and they look younger than their actual age.

While many people may not choose to become vegan, more and more people are choosing to incorporate plant based foods into their diet.

One of the benefits associated with a vegan diet is an increase in the amount of vegetable consumption. We all know that veggies are good – they are packed with nutrients, vitamins and enzymes that sustain our health. The more you eat, the better and it will definitely show on your skin if the rest of your diet involves keeping junk food to a minimum.

The Benefits of Raw Vegetables
Heating veggies above 48 degrees Celsius or 120 degrees Fahrenheit destroys more than 85% of its naturally occurring nutrients and enzymes. 1

Try this experiment – see how you feel after a cooked meal versus a raw vegan meal. Chances are that you’ll feel lethargic after eating the cooked and energized after the raw vegan. The reason for this is the high amount of enzymes that are present in raw vegan food, which assists your digestion so you don’t want to nap or grab a cup of coffee after eating.

The high amount of nutrients, vitamins and enzymes in raw vegetables translates into a life force energy that can assist in restoring your mental, emotional and physical health.

Adjusting the Energy of Your Diet
Diet is a personal choice and nobody should be judged for what they eat. In this regard, there is no such thing as a “right” diet. Consume what you think is good for you but take the extra steps to make sure that you adjust your diet, whatever it may be, to make it as healthy as possible.

For instance, whether you are vegan, vegetarian or a meat eater, make sure that you incorporate more raw veggies into your diet so you can get the essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes that cooked foods won’t provide. In addition, if you’re a meat eater, be conscious of where you are getting your meat from. Most meat/dairy from the shelves of grocery stores and fast food places are products of factory farms, which may not adopt cruelty-free practices and are likely to load their products with hormones and chemicals that aren’t good for you. 2 Check out ethical farms located near you or grocery stores that have strict animal welfare standards, such as Whole Foods. From an energy medicine perspective, eating cruelty-free assists in avoiding taking in the energy of pain, anxiety and fear that an animal might have experienced through unethical treatment and slaughter.

Being aware of the energy of your diet can keep you healthy and make you feel fabulous, both inside and out!

Note: The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for medical or dietary care. Please consult with an appropriate professional regarding any condition you might have. 

Notes:

  1. Food Matters Detox Guide by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. 2014. Page 39. 
  2. Earthlings, documentary, 2005 directed by Shaun Monson