Posted in Energy healing, Reiki

Imbolc Reiki healing

Hello my beautiful tribe. I feel called to share tonight’s reiki healing with you and the energy was simply beautiful.

We did a full body restoration and chakra balancing with extra focus on the sacral chakra. Our healing was for inner peace and to raise positive vibration at 432 hz.

My room was set up in soft light. In addition to the usual candles, two orange shining small light sources were illuminating the room. Shadows of my dream catcher were dancing and slowly swaying across the ceiling. The energy of my Imbolc Altar was also present for us this evening as we went into our healing.

Our music was soft and restorative. The one that immediately relaxes and puts a smile on your face. I connected to the universal life force energy and asked my spirit guides, animal helpers and guardian helpers to assist me in tonight’s healing.

The energy felt powerful, actually the most powerful it has in weeks. It was electric and I literally could feel it flowing from me, to you. So many of you stopped by this evening as we smiled at each other, exchanging energy of those who wanted to step forward. Everybody was engulfed in white light, standing in the front row or silently in the background. I didn’t want to leave to be honest and while I was filling your chalice with loving energy and light, mine was filled as well. I hope you feel restored as you head into a new week and remember that you are loved. Thank you so much for allowing me to be here with you.

In light and love,

Namaste 🙏🏼 💙

Posted in Holidays, Spirituality, Transformation

Imbolc – February 1st 2021

Picture of my Altar with spirit bear cloak laid out awaiting to be filled with blessings.

Happy Imbolc friends and family. Imbolc is a traditional Gaelic festival marking the beginning of spring. It lands about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. For Christians, especially in Ireland, it is the feast day of Saint Brigid. Keeping faith in anticipation of the coming spring is a potent theme for Imbolc which celebrates the emergence from darkness into the light of the sun.

While Brigid is associated with many traditions and slight variations in name, which roughly translates into “fiery arrow”, she is known as the keeper of the eternal flame. Light is retuning back to us as days are getting longer.

“Brigid’s mantle” or cloak, is a cloth that brings health and assist in the manifestation of magic. You can make your own magical cloak from shawls, blankets or piece of fabric on the eve of Imbolc. Place it on your doorstep, altar, or hearth. Brigid will pass by overnight and enchant the fabric – filling it with her blessings for the coming year. Wear your enchanted cloak for rituals or spells, or anytime you need extra power. To welcome Brigid arrange your altar with elements that signify both the darkness and the light in balance.

Brigid is the star of many forms of creation and manifestations in the mundane world. Here is a simple prayer that honors her in her role of the light.

Bride of the earth

Sister or the fairies, mdaughtwe of the Tuatha de Danaan,

Keeper of my he eternal flame.

In autumn, the nights began to lengthen,

And the days grew shorter,

As the earth went to sleep.

Now, Bridgit stiles her fire,

Burning flames in the hearth,

Bringing light back to us once more.

Winter is brief, but life is forever.

Bridgid makes it so.

You can also read a little more about Imbolc in the post below.

Don’t forget to tune in tonight for our weekly Reiki healing at 7 PM PST. See you then. 🙏🏼💙

Posted in Celebration, Healing, Health

Coming out of the darkness

The calendar marked the 23rd of January and finally, finally, finally, I was coming out of the darkness. The pain eased up which is a big deal for us suffering from a chronic disease. I must say that when this moment comes, it means everything and is a game changer. By now, I had seen these cycles come and go and been through so many flare ups and remissions that I felt like an expert knowing how it was affecting the quality of my life.

Not too long ago, all within that week, I felt whiny, emotional, vulnerable, breaking down, even crying. The tension was unbearable and it’s hard to imagine what you go through during these times unless you have experienced it yourself. Even just sitting and not moving is uncomfortable as the tension never eases up. Limbs tingle, muscles ache and your range of motion is a fraction from what it is on a good day. Putting your hair in a pony tail can leave you in tears, part because of the pain it causes and the reminder that a simple task as such becomes a challenge and huge undertaking.

January 23rd finally brought a breakthrough. Not one that would miraculously wipe away all the pain, (although that’s possible as well), but one that made the hurt more manageable again. It is during those times that you gather your strengths and motivation. When you get totally Gung Ho to impact your life, because if you can help it in any way, you are not going back to that pit of pain for a long, long time.

Coming out of the darkness is one of the most profound feelings. It feels like you have been bestowed an awesome gift, the gift of getting your life quality back. Without it, your day is reduced to struggles, and pain management that can easily turn into depression and fear. January 23rd marked a turning point for me, a new chance, a little window of opportunity, and it came with not a minute to spare.

All of a sudden there was a pep in my step, “Hello my old friend” it’s nice to have you back. There was motivation and the desire for creation. I ended up making Ginger Syrup to stock up on my inventory and use up the fresh ginger I still had. You can find some of the benefits and healing properties of my homemade syrup here.

I also worked on some new merchandise for my Etsy shop at Youniqua which I will share with you in another post. By the way, it’s also there that you can order your very own homemade syrup by me. 🤗 Thank you in advance for looking.

It was a good day and a fresh start at trying again. Of realizing were changes could be made, of building on the blocks in place already, putting on another story of the shook foundation, and move forward once more. And I knew I had special people in my corner cheering me on, sending me healing, saying prayers for me and simply being there to catch me when I started to tumble.

January 23rd was a day of many emotions. Also a day my aunt and uncle who passed from Covid were laid to rest in Germany. It was a day of clarifying intents and relations and reconnecting with a dear soul very special to me. January 23rd had a little of everything but will definitely be a day to be remembered. And from here on out, I can only go up and tickle the sky once more.

Posted in Healing, Health, nurition

Health benefits of Celery

I recently received a request to do a post on celery and it’s many benefits. I am truly honored for this request and today we take a closer look at this superfood.

At first glance it appears as a top choice for low calorie snacking and while uncovering a long list of benefits, we will also take a look at a few cautions.

I have long used Celery in my “Green Juice” shakes as it is a natural source of electrolytes and promotes good eye health.

Celery is a wonderful source of fiber, filled with antioxidants to boost short and long term health, as well as cancer prevention. Mild in flavor it’s a favorite go to for soups, salads and dips.

Celery is rich in phthalates which help artery wall tissues to relax and promote blood flow. What it means for us is blood pressure management and an easier flow, and lower blood pressure.

Celery also suggest the prevention and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and could play a valuable role in preventing it all together.

Rich in, (see below) Celery fights free radicals to limit oxidative stress.

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Potassium
  • Folate

Sounds wonderful right? Who wouldn’t want to load up on this healthy cancer fighting, blood pressure lowering snack? Here are just a few things to consider and if you don’t have any problems with the minor cons the health benefits definitely outweigh the cautions.

Eaten in excess, celery can cause bloating, constipation or gas in some people. These side effects may stem from the high levels of the compound mannitol, which research links to gastrointestinal problems. Celery is also high in sodium which could aid bloating and water retention. While a diet rich in fiber is very healthy, one should slowly introduce any changes to their routine as to not overwhelm your system. This is especially beneficial to avoid pain in your digestive tract due to a inflamed gut. So go slow, a little will go a long ways and you can increase accordingly to your tolerance.

Celery is also linked as a vegetable with the most pesticide residue. Please wash and clean accordingly and thorough. High levels lead to toxicity in the brain and nervous system. A chain reaction is triggered which can lead to complications and the once cancer fighting vegetable could now become a contributor, increasing cancer growth due to the pesticide residue. Pesticides also increase your chance of eye, skin and lung irritation. Choosing organic celery will be a great choice….and I’d still wash it anyways. Better be safe than sorry and the key to our health should remain in our own pocket instead of leaving it off with someone else.

Last but not least, be aware of potential allergies when eating celery. Symptoms can range from mild itching all the way to anaphylactic shock, so moderation and lower quantities are a great idea instead of doing something radical.

Posted in Astrology, Full Moon, Inspiration

The first Full Moon of 2021

Picture: Yahoo Guidance and article from Sara Coughlin

Our first Full Moon in Leo is upon us and it is said that it could leave some bruised egos in its wake. (If you aren’t careful)

Last months Full Moon was all about peace and quiet, while this months fiery sign Leo demands that we step out of our respective shells and greet our adoring public. The regal sign of Leo will ensure that attitudes are warmer – but undeniably more dramatic. Egos will be hungrier although we feel an increased sense of generosity nonetheless.

This Full Moon wants you to claim and celebrate what’s yours. Every sign, not just Leo will realize what gifts they’ve quietly amassed over the last month. With a difficult 2020 behind us, it might be difficult to view anything as positive right now, but this Full Moon will highlight exactly what you’ve earned since the last Leo moon last February.

A win is still a win, no matter how small. Start practicing your victory dance. Look on the bright side and pinpoint what it is you have to be grateful for. Hold on to that triumph and be proud of what you have accomplished. It’s a great time to remember all the great compliments you have received or spend an evening looking back on how your hobbies have developed. Are you walking faster and longer miles? Have you reached a new romantic milestone? Do you deserve some recognition about how well you have tackled all pandemic challenges?

This Full Moon’s traditional meaning may bring out a dark side of Leonine energy. January is associated with nature’s most distinctive elements leaving packs of canines seen prowling despite the chill in the air. It brings perspective to the difficulty and the importance of what is required for survival when the temperatures are low and the natural world lies dormant. The energy points to a scarcity mindset many felt during the wintertime with the desire to cull resources despite the fact of modern luxuries and a drastically reduced sense of urgency behind those instincts.

Leo gives as much as it gets and places a premium on the give and take dynamic of any relationship. Thursday’s Full Moon emphasis on that scarcity could end up working in tandem with Leo’s what about me attitude and result in a seriously bruised ego. The trick to avoiding such an outburst is to look at what’s abundant, what can be spared, and therefore shared in your life.

This is a Full Moon to remember Leo’s capacity for benevolence and cut acquaintances and friends some slack if they come and ask for a favor. Even an I.O.U. will suffice for the moment.

It is a powerful Moon to get lifted. To elevate from stagnation and live the life we deserve. This Full Moon reminds and urges us to tap into the energy of every Full Moon using our energy wisely without letting a lunar cycle pass. Especially this year, it is imperative that we do so, that we let go of what holds us back and ties us down and that we no longer allow the forces outside of ourselves dictate our ability to experience love and happiness.

Personally, I hear the call as I have a lot of work to do. The signs are so clear and near, that they are undeniable. And yet something causes a failure to launch, a hesitation despite trust and believe being at it’s highest. Personally I will beat my earth drum during this Full Moon to release those ties, giving back everything that no longer serves my purpose.

May you find yours on this magical night and always while you gaze at the Moon, spellbound, in awe of its beauty. 🙏🏼💙

Posted in Inspiration, Quotes

Quotes and random musings

Picture: Google

Food for thought. Actions and reactions. Give and take. Cause and effect. Being a sucker for quotes, they always seem to find me at the right time, speaking their magic meaning, often leaving me reassured, at times pondering, and sometimes on the heels of revelations and aha moments. I never heard it quite like this when it comes to the quote below, but I find truths between those lines and I’m sure we each have a little Story to tell.

“Be careful what you tolerate, you are teaching people how to treat you.”


This post has been scheduled for over a week now and I feel the need to edit and add to it a little. While I still believe in much of it’s content, I have learned a few things in the past week. When I read the quote now, there is a deeper meaning that emerges. A meaning that tells me that a statement like this comes from trauma, a previous experience that has left a wound, a scar if you will. Because of this scar and the fear to experience this pain again, a warning is given to be careful of what you tolerate, putting the responsibility and the burden into your corner as if it was entirely up to you what follows next. Is it really all within your control, the control we urge ourselves so often to let go of? And is it fair to place such burdens onto ourselves? Surely everything has it’s limits, no different when it comes to this quote, but my main goal here would be not to let my experiences define me and harden my heart. Not to be obsessed with having control and the upper hand, but to trust and believe in the good of every situation, even if it has challenges attached.

What do you think?

Posted in Animals, Healing, Numerology

Happy 7th Month Birthday Cinnamon

Yep the little rascal has taken over my bed, leaving me most nights like a question mark, scrambling for the covers. Of course she has discovered that the warmest place of the heating blanket is usually in the middle of the bed and it is there that you will find her.

Anyways, the little rascal is turning 7 month today. Lucky number 7. Also a number that signifies completion and perfection. Number 7 is also linked to exoneration and healing, to a fulfillment of promises and oaths.

This might sound strange to you but animals have soul contracts as well and many come to earth to guide you. It is no coincidence they find you, and help you with your struggles. After all they made a promise, and there is a soul contract at work, a fulfillment that calls for completion and healing.

Thank you my little Cinnamon Girl for bringing such healing to my life. Here is to you and your 7 month birthday.

Posted in Inspiration, words


New word week brings us the word querencia which is Spanish.

It describes a place from which ones strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self.

For me it is not one specific place but a feeling I get when I am surrounded by Mother Nature. It can be a little serene corner off of the beaten path, a place that allows me to just be. As I breathe deeply, I feel peace and strengths restored, filling my reservoir until the next time.

You might also find this feeling in the arms of loved one or amongst your tribe. You know the ones that simply get “you” and allow you to be yourself. The ones that actually embrace your kind of crazy, make you feel that you are not alone, while accepting every quirk and uniqueness you bring to the table.

Maybe you feel inspired to see how this word relates to you.

Posted in Healing, Reiki

Reiki healing 1/24/21

For this weeks Reiki healing I wanted to do something a little different and you are more than welcome to join in with me if you feel called to do so. I realize this is short notice, but don’t worry as we are going to incorporate to what already is in place on a weekly basis.

If you follow my blog you know that I have faced a few challenges related to chronic pain lately. Thanks a million to all of you who have reached out, offering a return of favor in regards to my weekly healings for you. You have sent your own healing, your emails and wishes for me to get well and better. It means the world and I have to say that it has made a world of difference. So much in fact that I can’t wait to meet you tonight, feeling energized and replenished, with pain levels much reduced and no longer comparable to only a few days ago.

Tonight as you meet me fully awake or in your slumber, as you prepare yourself to receive your healing, I would also like you to focus on something you wish to release. We will do this going forward and together we will release the burden and whatever energy feels heavy to us. This can be anything you feel burdens and ties you down, such as fear, anxiety, illness, chronic pain, envy, jealousy, any complex and anything you feel you no longer need and want to hold on to.

Tonight we dance around the fire, as we toss our hardships and watch them dissolve into thin air. Tonight we free ourselves and welcome a new week filled with opportunities, magic and wonder. See you soon 💙🙏🏼

Posted in Challenges, Chronic illness, Health


January, a tough start to 2021 for me, with several health challenges. Surely had I identified some of my short comings just recently, but despite of it things only took a turn for the worse. Chronic pain became a constant, a daily companion and quickly it naw’ed away at me, leaving me feeling whiny and complaining for the majority of my days. Nights felt long with interrupted and little sleep and just turning from one side to the other caused pain. In prior times pain may have been noticeable in the hands and wrists, other times in the knees, the feet, the upper back, neck and shoulders which seem to be attacked quite frequently. Now it appeared that all areas where attacked all at once, and a few new ones made themselves known. One of them was the balls/bottom of my feet. Luckily only the right one and not both at the same time.

I had felt discomfort here and there but brushed it off to perhaps hiking too far or the weather. Surely my feet would recover after a nice hot shower and for the most part they did until the pain increased. It was always in the same spot and wouldn’t go away anymore. It was difficult to take steps and soon I adjusted my gait, walking with somewhat of a limp as to not put too much pressure onto the foot. And then I got tired of it all together and started to research what was goin go on. What I found is a condition that is called Metatarsalgia.

It’s a painful condition that affects the ball of the foot. The metatarsals are bones that connect the toes to the ankles. In the foot, there are small toe nerves between the metatarsal bones. When the head of the metatarsal bones presses against another, the small nerve is caught between them and starts to become inflamed. Putting weight on the foot can worsen symptoms, because with each step these bones rub together, increasing the inflammation of the nerve.

While there are several causes for this to happen, mine comes courtesy of my rheumatoid arthritis. Needless to say I’ve had to reduce my steps per week, ice my foot to reduce the swelling and do the best I can. Inactivity swells my feet which seems like a vicious circle and I hope nothing worse comes as a result from this.

At the moment the right foot is shot. There is an unbearable amount of tension and tightness in my shoulders, neck and upper back that bring with a headache out of this world. The hands are swollen and the fingers, especially the index fingers don’t bend that well right now. I’m a bit of a broken mess right now and I am restarting my kundalini yoga routine. Why did that fall to the wayside I ask myself. Strange how we forget these things when we feel well and how easily they fall to the wayside. Shouldn’t we instead recognize the great benefits we get from these modalities and maintain them, making them the utmost priority because they make us feel so good. What strange creatures we are at times, so here we go again and I hope to get the relief o find before.

January you are definitely kicking my butt this month, but you have to be this tough to put it into perspective for me. So with it I embrace the pain and learn the lesson for a smoother February ahead.