Category Archives: Metaphysics

10 Ways to Care for You

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1. Schedule “Me Time.”

2. Practice walking meditation.

3. Get a professional massage and use self massage tools in between visits.

4. Journal.

5. Don’t make commitments to others out of guilt.

6. Eat clean at least 90% of the time.

7. Exercise. Walking, lifting weights, dancing, yoga (ashtanga, vinyasa, Bikram, or Kemetic) and Pilates are great choices. If you can’t do anything listed here, simply stretch daily.

8. Practice yoga (Hatha, Kundalini or Yin), Qi Gong, or Tai Chi.

9. Get some energy work (e.g. Reiki or Joh Rei). It works best after a massage, stretching, or yoga session.

10. Go to counseling. Talk therapy works wonders. Especially when the counselor incorporates metaphysical practices.

I’d love to hear what you do to take care of yourself in the Comments section.

Super Sleep

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As many of you know, I believe there is power in sleep and that power goes far beyond the scientific documentation of the physical benefits.  It’s so powerful that militaries use sleep deprivation as a form of torture for prisoners of war. It’s one of the most heinous forms of torture because it’s effects can result in immune system breakdowns, heart defects, memory loss, confusion, hallucinations, inability to make decisions, psychosis, aches and pains, growth suppression, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. As healers, we’re so quick to suggest dietary changes, herbs and other natural remedies for maladies yet we often forget about good old fashioned sleep.

What is Sleep?
According to Webster’s dictionary, sleep is a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.

Why do we need it?
When we are asleep, our bodies use nutrients (we’ve either fed it or stimulated it to produce) to regenerate. During sleeping hours, most of the body is at total rest. The parts that aren’t are operating at a reduced capacity. With no energy going out for walking, talking, exercising, working, etc., our bodies direct all of that energy to healing.

Sleep isn’t just for healing the body. It’s also for healing the mind. While we sleep we dream. Dreams are the minds way of sorting through the thoughts and experiences of the day. Many people don’t realize they are dreaming because they haven’t trained themselves in dream recall. According to Medical News Today, the average person has 3-6 dreams per night.

Some historians have shared that the Atlantean’s never dreamed, which I find to be strange for such an advanced culture. Yet, when we plug in the fact that they practically lived in a bubble and did a great deal of metaphysical and spiritual work in their waking state, their need to dream could have been diminished. Some physicians use this to support their theory that people who have vivid dreams or participate in lucid dreams, astral traveling, or astral projection are mentally ill. As we all know, this is a gross misunderstanding of the spirit realm.

Speaking of the spirit realm, when our physical body sleeps, our astral body travels. That’s why dream work is crucial to the life of the metaphysician and spiritual healer. It’s crucial for everyone however, not all of us have elected to be time lords who master the reincarnation cycle in this lifetime. We can learn techniques to intentionally participate in our dreams versus letting our minds take us on a journey. We can put our bodies to sleep, grow our spirits to absorb higher vibrations and frequencies, and  travel throughout the universe through with our astral bodies. Those who master this process can travel to the future and the past and can work rituals and change life experiences to guide future reincarnations. Keep in mind, time only exists in this dense dimension here on earth. In the universe, all things are occurring (past, present, and future) simultaneously.

How much sleep do we need?
The average person eating the SAD (Standard American Diet) needs 8-9 hours of sleep per night. On average, most people get 4-6, so they are extremely deprived of sleep which challenges their healing experience. As you’ve probably already guessed from the Atlantean example, the more your body is healed, the less sleep you need. At the beginning of your healing journey, you’ll find yourself sleeping more. As you heal, the need for sleep decreases. As you enhance your spiritual practices and learn to quiet your mind, your need for dreaming decreases. No matter how much time you need, I encourage the following practices aligned with the circadian rhythms of the earth (since we live here).

Circadian Rhythm

  • Meditate 20 minutes or more each day.
  • Do not eat, workout, or do strenuous or deep thinking activities after 6pm.
  • Get to bed between 8:30-9:30 pm each night.
  • Sleep in a pitch black room.
  • Remove all electronic devices from your room or at least unplug them.
  • Make sure your bed doesn’t directly face your bedroom door.
  • Place your bed so that your head is pointing in the direction of the rising sun.
  • Cover bedroom mirrors while sleeping.
  • Practice deep breathing prior to sleeping.
  • While breathing deep, imagine your body sleeping and your astral body hovering above, connected by a silver cord.

Now that we understand more about the mechanics of sleep, I challenge you to make some beneficial adjustments to your sleep pattern and share how it impacts your health. By doing so, you will enhance the quality of your holistic health and have first hand experience to share with your clients.

Peace and light!

White Candle Meditation

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There are many versions of white candle meditations and I wanted to share one that will help you learn to keep your focus and hold the vision to manifest your hopes and dreams. Mastering this technique is not the only way to do this work so if you have others feel free to share with us in the COMMENTS below.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 white candle
  • 1 candle snuffer
  • 1 lighter or match
  • Sage or Reiki energy
  • Quiet space (for at least 30 minutes)
  • Shawl or blanket in case it gets cold

What You’ll Do

  • Use your sage or Reiki energy to cleanse the candle and yourself of the energy of the manufacturer, maker, store personnel, and store visitors.
  • Place your hands on the candle and set your intention for what you’d like to focus on for this meditation.
  • Light a white candle.
  • Sit in easy pose, lotus position, or straight up in a chair right in front of the candle.
  • Focus on the candle flame for as long as your can.
  • As you’re led, close your eyes and visualize the candle flame in your mind.
  • Hold that vision for as long as possible. If the vision fades away, either try to recall it or open your eyes and focus on the candle again.
  • Do this work for 20-30 minutes each day for as long as you’re led. If you’re led to go beyond the 20-30- minute timeframe, feel free to do so.
  • Journal about your experiences as you continue this practice.

Program Your Own Mind

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For the past few years, I’ve been learning about programming advertisers use to get us to buy their products. Basically, the left brain is the conscious mind and right brain is the subconscious mind. It’s the place from where our conscious mind draws it’s energy. What the conscious mind believes, the subconscious mind acts on. People who want to control our actions distract us with repetitive messages and symbols. As I’ve studied this information, it dawned on me that we need to take more control of our own minds. Instead of allowing outside sources to program us, let’s consider programming our minds with our own thoughts, hopes, dreams, and desires. Here are some quick and easy steps to do just that.

1. Create your own mantra.

Spend some time thinking about your hopes and dreams. You can revisit your vision board, journals, or simply sit down and hear your own thoughts. What comes to mind? Jot down those words and create your own mantra. At this very moment, what comes to mind for me are the words free, spirit, love, and abundance. I can take these words and create my own mantra such as “I am a free spirit of love and abundance” or “I am free to love and I am abundant.”

2. Record yourself saying your mantra in an even, positive tone for three to thirty minutes. You can include calming, zen music in the background, if you’d like.

3. Find a quiet space.

4. Put on your headphones and play your recording. Be sure to close your eyes and breathe deeply. Feel free to repeat the recording for as long as you’re led. You can also select some sacred geometry on which to focus during this time. You can even chant your mantra out loud with or without the recording of your own voice.

5. Journal about your experience and see how your life changes over time.

6. Create more mantras and make more recordings.

What are the benefits of this practice?

  • Chanting can impact our endocrine system and impact the hormones that keep us happy.
  • Chanting stabilizes your heart rate, blood pressure, produces beneficial endorphins, and enhances the metabolic process.
  • You’re more likely to tune into the sound of your own voice, as it’s familiar.
  • You’ll learn to love the sound of your own voice, which means you’ll learn to love yourself even more.
  • If you listen while sleeping, your mantra will act as your personal lullaby.
  • You’ll have full awareness and an emotional tie to the mantra so you’ll receive it more readily.
  • You’ll program your own mind with words through familiarity and repetition. Remember, what the conscious mind believes, the subconscious mind acts upon. As you say the words consciously, you’ll begin to believe them and build new neural pathways over the limiting beliefs from your past.

New Moon Wish

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Just as the ocean’s tides are affected by the moon, so are our moon cycles. When our bodies are in tune with the natural rhythms of nature, we bleed with the new moon and ovulate with the full moon. Since most women bled at the same time in indigenous cultures, they often gathered in a common hut or tent to bleed together. This was a powerful time of rest, pampering, creativity, and high magic in many cultures. Women in the moon hut or red tent would partake in activities such as grooming and massaging one another, writing music, reflecting on nature, lucid dreaming, visioning, doll and cake making to honor their goddess of choice, intention setting, and a variety of other rituals during this time.

In this modern day and age, there are lights everywhere. These artificial luminaries are a blessing because they allow us to extend our day beyond the sunlight. At the same time, they are a curse because they through off our body’s natural rhythms. This is the reason women bleed at different times of the month outside of the new moon. So our goal is to get back to the practices of old to make us even better in the new. One such practice is setting intentions. Since the moon is not visible when it’s new, the darkness prevails. Spiritually speaking, this is the best time of the month to plant the seeds of your intention. Throughout the month, you can water them and watch them grow. The seeds are our intentions for our lives and our prayers, affirmations, spiritual practice, and action are the four things that help bring one’s vision into fruition.

So how do you set you intentions during the new moon? Follow the steps below.

  • Get a sheet of paper and a writing utensil.
  • Write your name and date on the paper.
  • Relax and take some deep breaths for one – five minutes.
  • Ask yourself, “What’s my intention for this new moon?”
  • Write down up to ten intentions.
  • Speak each intention out loud and say Ase’ at the end of each intention.
  • Say a closing prayer over your intentions.
  • Keep them in a safe and revisit them accordingly as needed.

Here are some quick rules of thumb.

  • Only write down those intentions that feel right with your spirit.
  • Don’t expect overnight manifestations.
  • Don’t try to do new moon intentions for other people. Focus on YOU.
  • Do not throw the intensions away or burn them until they manifest.

Yoni Magic Meditation

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This blog post is part of the Yoni Magic virtual event. Click here to listen to the full session. Back then, I was going by the name Safiyah Naemah and my business was called Safiyah Heals. Ignore the links in the recording, as they no longer work.

Meditation has many benefits from reducing stress to clearing the mind. Another benefit is how the act of meditation aids in creative manifesting. Since meditation helps you connect with the divine within you, you’ll learn to use your thoughts and energy to create what you want.

In this meditation, we will use carnelian stones or a yoni egg. Carnelian is an orange color stone that aligns with your sacral chakra. It is one of the oldest gemstones, treasured by the ancient Egyptians. The clasp of Isis was carved from this gemstone. This stone promotes joy, laughter, and an open heart. All the things necessary for love of others, love of self, and love of nature. The stone has been used for mental and physical balance, to spur ambition, strengthen self-confidence, and help one achieve their goals. It’s even been used in the treatment of infertility. When one cannot make a baby, infertility is manifested on a physical level. If one cannot manifest their dreams, then infertility is on a spiritual level.

The Yoni Magic Meditation is designed to positively impact spiritual infertility and increase your capacity to love. I encourage you to do this meditation each time you desire to create something new or if you feel you’re lacking in creative energy. Over time, you will see amazing changes as long as you have an open mind and open heart.

Here’s how the Yoni Magic Meditation works.

1.Prepare your meditation space by eliminating distractions and making the space inviting

– If you use candles, use orange candles

– If you use essential oils, use orange, lemongrass, or neroli

– If you use incense, use amber, as it stimulates the sacral chakra – sexuality and procreation

2.Place one carnelian stone in each hand and or insert your carnelian yoni egg (if you don’t have the stones or an egg, bring something orange into your meditation time)
3.Sit upright in easy pose. You can use cushions, pillows, or whatever you like.
4.Verbally express love to the creator and invite creative loving energy of love to overtake you.
5.Close your eyes and find your center.
6.Visualize what you want to create or what you need to create it.
7.Breathe deep in and out for counts of 13 for 13 minutes.
8.Say the Yoni Magic Affirmation.

I believe in love. I breathe love. I promote love. I am love.

I design love. I invoke love. I salute love. I am love.

I breed love. I honor love. I value love. I am love.

I speak love. I exude love. I share love. I am love.

I embrace love. I accept love. I cherish love. I am love.

9.Close the meditation with a prayer to thank the creator.

Creating a Sacred Womb Space

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Give thanks.

As women, we take on so many responsibilities that we often forget to take some time for ourselves. There are many ways for us to physically take time for ourselves including going to the gym or fitness studio, hair salon, nail salon, or the mall. Those of us who love nature might go on a hike or  walk in the park/woods. Today, I’d like to encourage you to create a sacred space right in your own home.

Here are a few items you might include.

  • Feathers
  • Candles
  • Crystals
  • Incense
  • Crystal chalice for water or other beverage offerings
  • Pictures of ancestors
  • Statues
  • Tarot or oracle cards
  • Singing bowls
  • Sacred geometry pictures and figures
  • Orgone crystals and generators
  • Chimes
  • Flowers
  • Personal or family artifacts
  • Sage bundle
  • Cockle shells
  • Crystal wands
  • Crystal balls
  • Pentacles
  • Bells
  • Gongs
  • Tuning forks
  • Herbs
  • Whatever you’re led to place on the altar
  • Plants

Be sure to cleanse and bless the items on your altar and keep this space clean and sacred.

Love and light.