Manifesting Abundance

We’re always manifesting. Even manifesting abundance!

This is important- so let me repeat it- WE ARE ALWAYS MANIFESTING.

Every single thing you have in your life right now- whether good or bad- you manifested it. Some of you- I can hear it already- are all like, “no way, I did not manifest this ish.” But, ya did, and the first step is admitting your role and responsibility before you can take steps to change it.

Stop right now and take responsibility.. right this second.. that way you can manifest what you really want in your life.

Because you can’t bring in anything new if there is no room for it.

Why am I getting all up in your business about this? Because it is May- the month for manifestation. And no one manifests better than our Taurus brothers and sisters.

Everything is energy- Even Money!

To call abundance into our lives it’s as simple as matching the energetic frequency of abundance- and that is high vibe baby! Good news is that getting into the vibrational frequency that matches abundance is an easy practice. Steps can be added each day to enhance our own vibration. And the good news is, we can take a teeny step a day so we don’t fall in the overwhelm trap.

Simple Steps for Raising Vibration and Manifestation.

The first step is get grateful. Seriously. The more grateful we are for what we currently have in our lives, the easier abundance will flow to us with grace and ease. Think about this: you want to do favors for the people that are thankful, right? I know the people that take me for granted leave me feeling like I don’t want to help them out anymore. Sound familiar? Be grateful for what you have, even if it is as simple as a hot morning cup of coffee. Once you get into the attitude of gratitude, watch how easy you can manifest.

Get into the Vortex!

I absolutely love the Abraham Hicks morning rampage meditation. It’s an amazing way to set intention and frequency for your day! The Universe wants us to be successful and abundant but we need to co-create, not just wait! Try this meditation and let us know what you think about it!

Make Room!

Remember what I said before? You can’t bring in anything new if there is no room for it. Go ahead and Marie Kondo your closet, cancel those subscriptions, reevaluate your relationships. What are you holding onto tightly? Where are you restricting flow and ease because it is what you know? Pay attention to those areas, journal about it, dig deep.

Then… set intentions

Once you make room, or identify where you can make room, set a list of those items, people, and circumstances you want to call into your life. Once you set that list, make an action plan of simple steps you can take to stay high vibe and lay the groundwork for calling your intentions to you.

Need help?

Need a little help working through the process? We’d love to help you! Contact us to talk more about how we can help!

How to Smudge your Space.

how to smudge your space with sage
smudging 101

Let’s face it, everyone wants less negativity and lower vibrational energy in their lives. One of the easiest, most inexpensive, and effective ways to kick negativity to the curb is through smudging. Let’s talk How To Smudge!

So, what’s smudging? 

By definition, it’s a ceremony practiced by burning sacred herbs for spiritual cleansing purposes. Smudging is practiced by Indigenous peoples of the Americas (North and South), but the tradition of burning herbs and resins in ceremony has a broad, spiritual base.

White Sage, Mugwort, Bay Leaves, Blue Spruce, Palo Santo and frankincense are herbs and resins that are used during ceremony to cleanse and purify space.

At Amityville Apothecary, we sell quite a bit of White Sage (salvia apiana) and Palo Santo. Clients instinctually understand they can turn to Sage and Palo Santo to purify space, but aren’t quite sure how to accomplish it.

Here’s a simple Smudging ceremony to make a part of your spiritual practice.

First, light your sage or palo santo. At the Apothecary, we like to use White Sage to clear negativity and Palo Santo to bring in good vibrations.

Remember, always be safe and respect fire.

Prepare a fire safe bowl or dish to tamper your Sage and Palo Santo in. Abalone shell is the traditional smudge bowl because it represents water (we’re a little obsessed with having all four elements represented during our smudge ritual).

Light the end of your sage or palo santo until you see a red ember. Fan the ember with a feather, smudge fan, or even your hand, in order to feed the ember with oxygen.

Now it’s time to allow the smoke to do its work.

Visualize the smoke absorbing all negative energies and energies that no longer serve and lifting them out of your space. Perhaps try the following prayer: 

I ask any and all energies that do not serve the highest of love and the greatest of good for those that live and enter this home to disperse. So it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you. For other prayer ideas, please visit this awesome article at the-numinous.com

Once you visualize the lower energies attaching to the smoke and say your prayer, open your windows and doors and allow the smoke to leave your home.

It’s amazing how different your home will feel after smudging. Feel free to contact us to learn more about the smudge sticks and accessories we carry. We’d love to guide you during this very important ritual.

Love Yourself

a self-love ritual for Valentine’s Day

Even if you’re part of a couple there’s just so much “stuff” attached to this holiday. Just the thought of the day sends me right back to High School; the panic of not receiving a pink carnation Valentine gram from an admirer (secret or otherwise). The pure envy of watching the popular girls prance down the hallway with what seemed like a wagon full of carnations (did literally the entire school adore them? It certainly seemed so at the time). No wonder why the whole “love yourself” message gets lost on me… the stories of not being worthy of a single carnation still chase me!

This year we should rewrite our Valentine’s Day story. Seriously! Enough revisiting the past and licking old wounds! Whether in a couple or flying solo- the one person we should be writing Shakespearean sonnets to is ourselves.

Self Love. Self Care. I know- over played.. over blogged. But for good reason. We’re terrible to ourselves. The self talk is often nasty and often we put ourselves last. Heck- I know I’m guilty of it.

This week- whether on Valentine’s Day or not- take a moment to celebrate yourself with this simple ritual. And seriously- no excuses- we’re making this simple enough that you can’t say “I don’t have the tools necessary”. And we’re not going to force you to get into a bath either. If taking a bath is your thing- well, by all means, conduct your ritual there. But if you’re like me and you just don’t want to- then don’t!

What You Need:

  • writing instrument of your choice
  • a piece of paper or journal
  • a quiet space- bedroom, bathtub, backyard, living room, or comfy chair. Any place you can relax.

Take some time to write a love letter to yourself.. it doesn’t need to be in narrative. It can just be a list. No excuses. Write down all the reasons why you’re amazing. From the way you snort when you laugh to the way you can see small details and appreciate them. From your excellent cake recipe to your love of cussing and caffeine (ok.. I just described myself)… write it down.

Take a long look at all the things that make you, you! Even if there are some not-so-awesome things.. put them down there.. and give them love. Give them grace. Cause you are deserving of love exactly how you are. Right now.

There is nothing you need to change. You are perfectly you. Deserving of love and grace right in this moment.

So take a moment and write it all down- even if only for five minutes. And marvel in the you, you are. Breathe into the you on the paper. Thank yourself- for showing up. For trying. For making an excellent cup of coffee… for just being a human being in this moment- that’s hard too!

And that’s it-that’s our ritual- if you want to “next-level” it, seal that self-love narrative into some quartz (rose, clear– whatever you have), and allow it to send you love when you need it. If you need help picking a stone, feel free to contact us!

We wish you a Valentine’s Day full of love for yourself. We see you and we love you.

P.S. If you absolutely 100% MUST do the couples thing, Check out this awesome article at keepinspiring.me