30 Day Blog Wrap Up!

This was fantastic for me! Writing is a great catalyst for expression just like pictures and I know you wouldn’t think it by reading what I write but a lot of my life shut me down and made me timid. I’m not that way when I write or take pictures, love both!  When I write it’s like the flood gates poured my soul open. I enjoyed reading other’s views on some things I’m not as well studied in as they are but I’m learning. It was a terrific week for me, gained exposure and traction in a lot of areas. I eat up challenges like birthday cake & it’s the passion in life that will get us to our purpose!  Getting closer to these goals I’m setting and I see it. I would def do this 4 times a year.594903703_773885

What I wish I knew 20 years ago..

That life is painful for everyone at some point. That friends have seasons in our lives they aren’t always meant for forever relationships same thing for blood relative family. There are some issues where boundaries are the most healthy and keeping the distance from toxicity no matter the person is good, they will get through it w/out you and sometimes it takes that to learn what they need to. That ice cream and pie always taste good. That death isn’t scary, it’s just sad and only for a short time then we come to terms with it and it doesn’t hold the same power. That mistakes are inevitable and everyone makes them. That soul mates don’t always last forever even if you marry them and that’s ok because things happen and people split up, it doesn’t make us less it can actually make us value ourselves more.That while abuse of all kinds is not ok it does not have to define us or take over every aspect of our lives unless we let it.

xoxo Dedicated to my Selena..go forward you cannot change your past but you can live honorableSelena Morgen July 2014 for your future

How to use full moon energy? Tell us what rituals you have surrounding this that you use!

How to work with Full Moon energy

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is HOW to work with full moon energy. We all now that the full moon is special. We try to see it, we take photos of it, but what’s the full moon doing to and with us? How are we interacting with it subconsciously and how we can we maximize its effects for magic and well being? She moves the tides and trust me, she’s moving you too.

The moon goes full each month at one specific minute in time, but she is technically full for 48 hours. You have 24 hours before the moment of fullness and 24 hours after to do full moon magic, which includes meditations for abundance and fruition, the honoring of what has been completed in your life, and work that requires the intense energies of the moon in her fullest state. Wiccans and those who practice Earth-based traditions know the full moon as the Esbat, a time of rite and ritual devoted to the Goddess. In this practice, water and white candles adorn altar spaces and prayers and invocations are read that honor the mother and goddess energy of the full moon. But almost every spiritual tradition acknowledges the beauty and majesty of the full moon and you don’t need to be Wiccan or practice witchcraft to enjoy it. I’ll share my own practice here with you, and I encourage you to take what resonates and leave what doesn’t, amending and adapting it to suit your needs.

One day before the moon goes full (and I mark this minute on my calendar each month), I begin noticing my body – I feel fuller at this time, finding that I often want less to eat as my body is full of blood and energy and desire. I gather rainbow, beige, and peach moonstone, my white candle, and a small chalice of water, placing them on white rabbit skin (the image above is my personal Full Moon altar space, which includes my Full Moon candle you can purchase here). I meditate once morningly and nightly for the two days at this altar, visualizing what has become full and clear since the last full moon and in particular, giving THANKS for those things. I take my stones out to bathe under full moon light and also try to place a pitcher of distilled water there to charge by moonlight as well, which I use for the following week to make teas and tinctures. You can also charge alcohol and spirits by full moonlight! Almost anything with a vibration appreciates the extra boost of energy that moonlight offers. I find that the 48-hour window of the full moon is not a time of deep or restful sleep, so I take that as a nudge to complete unfinished projects. I also find that because the entire world has more energy at this time, people’s moods can be intense (especially those astrologically aligned to water signs) so I take good care to smudge, breathe, and center myself multiple times each day. Also, it helps to remember that when people behave erratically at this time it rarely has much of anything to do with you, and you’re best served by getting out of the way of the flow of intensity. Take nothing personally.

For meditation, I like to use the time of the full moon to go into each of my seven chakras and open them to receive the moon’s energy. See my heartspace expanding, my intuition deepening, my solar plexus affording me greater power and control. My root burrowing into Mother Earth and connecting me to her bounty. My crown extending into the heavens, calling the Divine to commune with me. I try to do this meditation outdoors under the moonlight if possible, and late in the evening when all is calm and quiet around me. But if you must do it indoors, that’s fine too.

And then at the conclusion of the 48-hour full moon window, I meditate one last time, again from a space of gratitude, thanking my guides and the moon herself for offering herself so completely once again. She is a mirror to me, always an invitation to become more attuned, more glowing, more available to life and to those around me.

I hope these tips help you to appreciate the full moon in a new way. Would love to know what you do to honor her majesty. I will see you Sunday online to celebrate her together, as we do every month. Not part of the Sage Goddess Full Moon Ritualists Facebook family yet? Come join us here. It’s free and we learn a lot together.

Blessed Be on your sacred journey.

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What’s your least favorite work story?

I have several because the depths of insanity I’ve dealt with over the course of my career are astounding! One of the most freaky was a client that completed a dismantle her kitchen because she did not want to take medication. I’ve also had clients flip me out of chairs and pin me to walls and then run into the psychologist and tell extraordinary stories over a truly basic situation. Now the jobs I have had aren’t for everyone but  pysch is a fascinating thing in how it plays out in people’s lives… tell us your story in the comments.Land of Doom 2 - concept art 001

What’s your favorite cause? Here’s an endorsement for one of mine ;)

Holistic wellness community center: Ventura CA

WaterfallCompany Purpose

We plan to empower the local community to be more mindful of their individual choices that are affecting themselves and the planet. Our true target market is all human beings, ages 0 to 100, in every culture, internationally. For this reason, we have three causes that we will ascribe to through our business practices, programs and services – an individual, community and global cause:

  • INDIVIDUAL HUMAN POTENTIAL CAUSE: To offer programs and services that teach individuals and families how to access their innate healing abilities by aligning to their personal truths, resolving limiting beliefs, listening to intuition, unconditional self-love, and compassionate loving kindness, thereby creating the necessary mind-body-spirit connections for deeper somatic awareness and inner peacefulness.
  • ONE LOVE COMMUNITY CAUSE: To offer programs and services that teach Permaculture and sustainability skills for healthier practices for humanity and the planet, and to empower the community to be stewards for the Earth and live in peace with all living things.
  • GLOBAL UNITY CAUSE: To become a catalyst for positive societal change through our online humanity coaching, service-learning, and global citizenship programs, to help create the tipping point needed for humanity to transition to a peaceful society.

We are creating this business based on the concept of Social Entrepreneurism:

“Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps…Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss and improving systems, inventing new approaches, and creating solutions to change society for the better.” (Source: https://www.ashoka.org/social_entrepreneur)

The Holistic Wellness Community Center has been created for and by people and inspired by the social enterprise opportunities of our human organization. It is firmly committed to sustainability, constant improvement and customer satisfaction in order to generate wealth in our local economy through business development and the creation of cooperative employment, which:

    • Is based on a firm commitment to cooperation and uses democratic methods for organization and management.
    • Fosters participation and the involvement of people in the management, profits and ownership of their companies, developing a shared project which unites social, business and personal progress.
    • Fosters training and innovation through the development of human and technological skills, applying its own Management Model aimed at helping companies become market leaders and fostering cooperation.

Addressing Local Issues for the Greater Good of Humanity:

  • Scarce opportunities for health equity and food security;
  • Large-scale unemployment and poverty in Ventura County;
  • Socioeconomic inequality of Ventura County residents; and,
  • A commitment to integrate humanist values into business.

Company Director

Stephanie Bucklin - Executive Director

Stephanie Bucklin – Executive Director

Stephanie is a mover and a shaker of the Ventura community. She loves to rock the boat for social justice. She knows just how to create a positive impact on others. She has built businesses that developed from her passion – teaching others to love themselves and each other better is her true purpose in life. Stephanie has developed a keen sense of Human Wellness Enhancement through multiple resources such as her current degree work in Holistic Health Studies, Philosophy and Natural Science at Ventura College, long-term research for a book in progress, and regular visits to her local library. As a result both her educational immersion and her personal success losing over 100 pounds through nutritional awareness, she has become personally motivated to assist other human beings reach their own wellness goals. Stephanie recently completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher certification at The Yoga Channel at Silverstrand Beach.

Starting with Love Warrior Prints in 2006, she created homemade t-shirts and banners expressing statements of love and healing, setting her original intention of “Changing the World, One Human at a Time.” She shared her custom-designed t-shirts and banners with her friends, spreading love energy and inspiration to everyone who knew her. [NOTE: Banners and t-shirts are still available in limited supply! Inquire at the Center.] In early 2011, she built Love Warrior Consulting, which was created to utilize all of her skills to the best of her abilities for the purpose of creating positive change in the world. Services offered include wellness & life coaching, yoga instruction, event planning, and motivational public speaking. Her Holistic Wellness Coaching Program has been transforming humans since 2012.

What is your favorite book of all time?

I love books, always have… in fact I much prefer them to people the majority of the time! 😉 My top one is Gone With The Wind don’t ask me why it’s just the first one that came to my mind. I think it’s really important to instill in children from the very beginning of their life just how valuable books are. Besides the fact that the more your read the more knowledge you will acquire books can take you into a whole new world without ever having to jump on a plane or spend massive amounts of money traveling unless of course you want to which I do and have been lucky enough to go places all over the globe. Where are your favorite places to visit tell us below…xoxo gone-with-the-wind