DO YOU USE CRYSTALS IN YOUR LIFE?

DO YOU USE CRYSTALS IN YOUR LIFE?

Everyone who knows me, knows I am a huge crystal advocate and so is my daughter. I think all children naturally are. Maya loves to sneak away my crystals to put them up on her own little altar and frequently asks questions like “Which stone is good against bellyache mommy” or “Which stone helps me to fall asleep faster and brings only unicorn dreams” 😂 I truly love how easy and totally normal kids handle spirituality. I mean seriously, when do we loose this natural trust we are all born with?

There are so many reasons why I recommend to get some magical gems for your kids. You can use them to smooth sorrow, boost self confidence, witch away fear or in any other area where needed.

To sum it up, here are a few of my favorite crystals and their super powers.

AMETHYST
Calming, promotes sleep and prevents nightmares. Children love it due it is purple color. You can place it underneath the pillow or on the nightstand.

MOONSTONE
Helps to deal with emotional issues (sibling rivalry). It is a gentle stone which you can wear longterm as a pendant, bracelet or to carry in the pocket.

GREEN AVENTURINE
Known as the ‚lucky stone‘ and therefore ideal to put in the pocket during exams when you need an extra boost of encouragement. It`s the perfect stone for shy kids to encourage social engagement and leadership skills.

SODALITE
A great stone to promote focus and concentration.

CLEAR QUARTZ
Known as the master healer and acts as an all purpose healer. THE stone if you intend to only get one.

Also a good way is to allow the kid to pick their very own stone. Create a story around it how it helps them with their issue or how it simply protects them. Kids often know best what they truly need.

I hope this little post inspires you to dig in this topic even deeper. Have fun picking the right one for you and your child.
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Photo by @therapydirectory

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SETTING INTENTIONS for 2018

SETTING INTENTIONS for 2018

ting intentions. This is a really wonderful tradition, through out the year. Still, at the very last day of the year everything seems to get more meaning. We are more sentimental about our dreams and wishes and everything seems to suddenly be possible which brings a very special energy with it. The feeling of a clean slate, a fresh start. The feeling we can start over with whatever feels not right. But maybe it`s also the realization that time is moving faster than we think. Maybe we still find ourselves in the same space we already wanted to change for so long. So here is your time. Make use of this transition. 2018 as another shot, a different opportunity to create the life you truly wanna live in. Even if I think we shouldn`t wait all the way towards the end to perform this action. Further more seeing every day like this. A new sunrise. A new wake up. A new chance.

 

I love making lists and always have. But sometimes I tend to be too perfectionist in things that doesn`t really matter. So here is my raw and unfiltered version of intentions for this upcoming year. With all the BIG and small things. I mainly copied them out of my journal so here we go:

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THE HARDSHIP OF ASKING FOR HELP

THE HARDSHIP OF ASKING FOR HELP

This topic is on my mind for quite a while now. Maybe because its an issue I am still struggling with on a daily basis. The difficulty of asking for help. But why is that so? Why does it feel so damn hard to ask for support? 

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THE FORCE OF LETTING GO

THE FORCE OF LETTING GO

Been a little absent in the last weeks. Not just on social media but also in my day to day life. Dealing with some uncertainty about our future plans, makes my mind feeling occupied and muzzy. Exhausted from all the overthinking. Unsolved issues make me more nervous these days then they used to. Craving definitely for more for safety and structure than just two years back. Weird how things change when you become a mom.

In times like this, I am craving for yoga (inner peace!!) even more. So normally I would sit more than just once a day on my mat, burn sage, light up candles and take out my angel tarot cards. But now, every time I wanted to step on my mat, there was something more important coming up (at least I thought so). Something else to do or to finish before my mind felt ready (allowed me) to relax. But by the end of whatever I was doing, either Maya woke up, the postman rang the door, somebody called or anything else happened (because it always does!). So by the end of the day I actually never made it to my mat! And since every time I don’t listen to my guts I get a little universal wink. And also yesterday. So while bouncing Maya to sleep, suddenly and totally out of the blue something in my right groin snapped. And from one moment to the other I could not move my right leg anymore. So there I was, carrying a sleeping baby while having this intense pain where i couldn’t even bare the weight of my right big toe touching the ground. The pain was so intense and sharp that I was afraid to drop my little baby. Not being able to move back or forth I felt kind of paralyzed but still somehow managed to hop over to the cot and put her in (luckily still asleep). I sat down on the bed and then reached for my yoga mat (one always beside my bed). I slowly and on all four settled down into childs pose (hardest thing ever) and immediately understood that this was the universal way of telling me forcefully to finally STOP and get the hell on to my mat! I hugged my knees into my chest while repeating the prayer I surrender and let go. Whatever is out of my hands, whatever I can’t control, I let go. I accept where I am right now and trust that the universe has already a plan layed out for me. Wherever that brings me, I surrender.

By then, I already forgot about time. I think I stayed there at least for about 20-30 minutes. As I tried to move again I could feel how my right side already softened a bit. It wasn’t completely gone but I could at least put some pressure on my leg. Long story short: sometimes all we need is to accept. To surrender. To let go of whatever we think is so important and make time for the REAL stuff. And sometimes this might be just one deep breath. A hug. Or a cup of tea. Listening to the inner voice which so often gets ignored by our mind. And to trust that every thing is going to be okay. At the end it ever will. This little story also proofs what I have experienced so many times in my therapy work, that our physical and emotional pain is NOT separated! Our body is ONE with all its layers. 

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NEW MOON RITUAL

NEW MOON RITUAL

At each New Moon we plant a seed for what we want to grow in the next 30 days. This can be in term of initiating new activities or changing habits. Or it can just have a symbolic meaning to ground your intentions. Through rituals, we engage with forces greater than ourselves. We harness the power of the elements – fire, earth, air and water to bring magic into our lives and create what we desire.

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