Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Smudging



Smudging has been used by many cultures, not just Native Americans, for thousands of years as far as we know.  Historians are not quite sure when exactly humans began the practice of smudging.  Smudging is the use of a sacred smoke used to rid people and places of negative energies.  This sacred smoke can be from incense or from sacred herbs such as white sage.  Other herbs can be used but they each have their own purpose and they can be used with the white sage, on their own, or in a mix of sacred herbs.  This post will cover two types of smudging.

What most people think of when they hear smudging is the technique using white sage.  For this you can use a smudging stick, a tight bundle of the herb tied with thread, or you can use loose leaves of the sage in an abalone shell.  My preference is to use loose leaves in an abalone shell and I direct the smoke with a fan made of a duck wing.  To smudge a person light the sage and direct the smoke around the person’s entire body from head to toe.  My personal preference is to start at the head and work my way down the body.  Make sure you work the smoke the whole way around the body.  While directing the smoke you can say a little chant or envision love and light surrounding the person, or both.  The following chant is one I like to use when smudging a person.  I found it online with no attribution so I do not know where it comes from or who wrote it.

“May your hands be cleansed,
that they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed,
that they might take you
where you most need to be.
May your heart be cleansed,
that you might hear
its messages clearly.
May your throat be cleansed,
that you might speak rightly
when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed,
that you might see the signs
and wonders of this world.
May this person and space be
washed clean by the smoke of
these fragrant plants.
And may that same smoke
carry our prayers, spiraling,
to the heavens.”

Smudging a place isn’t that much different than smudging a person.  Again light your sage and begin to direct the smoke around the space.  If smudging a whole home I like to start in the heart of the home.  This is usually the kitchen or living room.  Wherever the family does the most connecting.  Negative energy is just like most pests, it likes to hide in corners and dark spaces.  Make sure you direct some of the smoke into these areas.  Just like with smudging a person you can say a chant as you go, envision light and love filling the space, or both.  I have a very simple chant that I use for most cases of smudging spaces.

“By my will and by this smoke,
No evil can enter where these words are spoke.”

I have no attribution for this chant either.  This one is good for your basic clearing out but if there is some real nasty energy or some persistent unwanted spirits involved you may want to use a heavier duty chant.

The next technique I have for smudging is very unorthodox.  My husband can’t stand the smoke from sage or incense and because of that I’m generally limited to smudging while he’s at work.  I have to smudge as soon as he leaves and air out the house when I’m done so that the smell is gone by the time he gets home from work.  That’s not always convenient.  I was discussing this with a friend who told me that she could sympathize with my husband.  She would love to smudge but she’s allergic to smoke.  The two of us put our heads together and came up with this technique.  My children do enjoy traditional smudging but they think this method is a blast.  Welcome to smudging with bubbles. 


For this technique all you need is a bottle of bubbles.  Walk around the space where you want to clear the energy, blowing bubbles as you go.  As you blow into the bubbles picture them being filled with positive energy and love.  When each bubble pops picture it releasing that energy into the space.  This method is good for just a routine clearing of energy.  For more serious matters I recommend going with traditional smudging.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tarotscopes for the Week of March 26, 2017


This week's tarotscopes are laden with major arcana and court cards.  While in this spread the cards do not relate to each other because they are each for an individual zodiac sign, the trend for most folks this week seems to be one of major energies of great significance being present during this time.  I will warn you that this deck is a heavy hitter that doesn't pull any punches.

Aquarius - Page of Clubs - Be mindful of who you let into your inner circle this week.  We should always be mindful of who we let in our inner circle as the negative energies and intents of others can bring us down, but this week it is particularly important to make sure those you're allowing in are trustworthy and loyal to you.  If you feel there is someone in your circle that doesn't fit this bill then perhaps it is time to start distancing yourself from them.

Pisces - Seven of Coins - If you've been working hard say at work or on some project in your life, this week you may begin to see advancement in those areas.  Your hard work is starting to bring growth to what you've been applying yourself to.  Keep up the hard work and in time you will see this growth bear fruit.

Aries - The Moon - You may want to wear a crash helmet and other protective gear this week.  The energies this week are sketchy and and there is danger around.  Proceed with great cation this week and make sure all of your decisions have been weighed and carefully planned to avoid negative repercussions.

Taurus - Knight of Coins - Things may not always move as swiftly as you like.  This week calls for you to have patience and if you do it will be rewarded.  If you are impatient you my spoil things that would have come your way.  So, try to relax this week and wait for things to come to you.

Gemini - Two of Clubs - This week has an air of completion to it.  This card speaks to you seeing the finishing and attainment of goals you have been working toward.  Take the time to tie up any loose ends and then enjoy whatever you have been working towards, no matter how small or large that goal was.

Cancer - Knight of Clubs - This week seems right for you to take a little journey.  You could take a physical journey, take a day or two and actually go explore somewhere new or an old place that you love.  The journey doesn't have to be a physical one though, it could be time to take a journey inside yourself and explore inner areas you haven't been paying attention to.

Leo - The Sun - Looks like there is a lot to be happy about this week.  Remember to take the time to give thanks for all of your blessings.  There may be new things coming into your life or new beginnings to rejoice about.  Whatever form happiness takes in your life this week embrace it and remember that you do deserve it.

Virgo - Queen of Swords - This card shows you experiencing separation or loss this week.  It appears that a door is closing for you this week, it may not remain closed forever you may at some time be reunited with what you are being separated from or are losing but for now the door is closed and you are cut off.  Allow yourself time to mourn whether it is a situation or a person that you are being disconnected from.

Libra - The Hierophant - This week is about seeking forgiveness.  You may need to seek forgiveness from someone that you have wronged.  You may also need to seek forgiveness from yourself.  This is a necessary step on your path.

Scorpio - The Tower - Looks like some changes are in the air for you this week.  These will be sudden changes and even if you were kind of expecting these changes you weren't expecting them right now.  Things may seem a little sudden but go with the flow.  Change can be intimidating, even good change, but go with it and in the long run you'll wind up better from the change.

Sagittarius - Ten of Clubs - The pressure is on this week.  You can collapse under it or you can use it for motivation to propel you forward.  You'll get the best outcome if you don't give in and instead use all the pressure coming down as fuel to drive you.  The feeling won't be pleasant as you're going through it but if you can keep it together you'll be rewarded in the end.

Capricorn - The Fool - It looks like this week is the first few steps of a new chapter for you.  If you've been thinking about doing something new this week is the time to get the ball rolling.  What new journey or chapter of your life have you been wanting to start?  Take advantage of the energies this week and get off the couch and get to it.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Equinox Spread for the Week of March 19, 2017



Since tomorrow is the first day of spring I thought I'd do a spread for this week that is specifically for the spring equinox instead of my usual tarotscopes.

1. Balance - What do you need to balance or what needs balance in your life?  Page of Cups.  Make sure that you give and take as equally as possible.  We are social creatures, even the introverts amongst us, and as such we all need things from others and we all need to give of ourselves as well.  It's okay to take what others give willingly.  Just make sure that you do your best to make sure that you balance your levels of giving and taking.  There are dangers in living a life with an extreme of one or the other.

2. Growth - What do you need to grow, where do you need to spend your time and energy?  Four of Cups.  Spend your time on letting go of the disappointments you've had in your life.  Acknowledge these situations and ask yourself what positive lessons you can learn from them.  Take the less and throw the rest away, cast off your disappointments instead of carrying them like an albatross around your neck.  Holding on to old disappointments holds you back from doing things in the present that could bring you joy because those old experiences make you too cautious about becoming disappointed in people and situations again.  Used what you've learned to take calculated risks.

3. Regeneration - What is coming back to you soon?  Eight of Swords.  An old inner conflict is stirring within you and will soon bubble to the surface.  These are issues that you may have pushed down but they are going to come to your conscious world and trying to resist will only make this inner conflict more emotional.  Face whatever this issue is head on.  Acknowledge it and work to resolve it.  Taking the advice of the other cards in this spread can help and if you are open to it you may also benefit from doing some shadow work around this inner conflict.

4. Fertility - What energies are in abundance around you right now?  The Moon.  Right now is a prime time to work with and on your intuition.  For those that are complete beginners, the energies around this spring equinox will help you to open up your intuition.  Set your intention to start working with your intuition and allow it to flow.  The biggest thing to remember is to trust yourself.  For those that already work with their intuition or the "clairs" now would be a great time to work on expanding and enhancing what you already do.  Spend some time in meditation or find some new exercises to try.

5. Potential - How can you harness the equinox's energy to your benefit?  Seven of Cups.  Honestly, this is a perfect card to draw for the spring equinox.  Spring is a time of beginnings and this card is speaking of taking some time to contemplate what you'd like to see grow and bloom for your future.  Where I live it may be the first day of spring but it is still a while until planting season.  Right now folks like myself are planning what we'd like to plant and grow in our gardens.  Like us take some time to plan out what seeds you'd like to plant and grow in the garden of your life.

The suit of cups features heavily in this spread, indicating that emotions will be strong during this time and during the energies of this equinox it's a good time to work on healing the self.  They also tie in with The Moon that was drawn in the fourth position since they also promote the use of intuition.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Crystals for Depression



Crystals for Depression


More than 15 million American adults suffer from depression.  It’s normal for everyone to feel depressed at some point in their life but for many what should be a passing phase becomes a chronic condition.  Crystals can help to ease the symptoms of depression whether it is a temporary event due to environmental factors or a chronic condition, though they are not a substitute for professional help.  Symptoms of depression include; sadness, anxiety, apathy, discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loss of interest in things that were once enjoyable, mood swings, sleep disturbances (hypersomnia or insomnia), fatigue, loss of appetite or excessive hunger, irritability, excessive crying, withdrawal, difficulty concentrating, weight gain or loss, obsessive thoughts, or thoughts of suicide.  If you are experiencing these symptoms seek the help of a professional and use crystals in addition to their treatment plan for you.  The following is a list of some crystals that can be effective in minimizing depressive symptoms.  As a note, when you are using crystals to help with depression they should be cleansed regularly.

Amethyst – calming, insomnia, mental balance
Carnelian – depression, clears negative emotions
Citrine – depression, suicidal ideation, self-mutilation
Lapis Lazuli – depression, insomnia
Lepidolite – absorbs negative/obsessive thoughts
Moss Agate – balances emotions, anxiety
Rose Quartz – clears stored guilt, anxiety, self-love, diffuse negative memories
Smoky Quartz - anger
Sodalite – mental health

There are a few ways you can use these crystals to help you lessen your depressive symptoms.  You can wear them, but generally the pieces in jewelry are small and many crystal enthusiasts say that size does matter.  You could keep them in a medicine bag around your neck or in a pouch in your pocket.  I like to lay with them on their corresponding chakra while meditating on their properties.  It’s also possible to hold one or two in your hands while you sit and meditate with them.  Keep them in spaces you regularly inhabit, ex. on your desk if you spend a lot of time there or on your bedside stand.  Another option is to make crystal elixirs (essences, gem waters) with them.  This last suggestion takes some research as NOT all crystals are safe to use in this manner.  Selenite should never be used in an elixir because it dissolves in water.  Lapis Lazuli should never be used in an elixir because it contains pyrite.  These are just two examples.  A good resource to check before you make an elixir is http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/resources/toxic-crystals-stones/.  If you aren’t certain that a crystal is safe to use in an elixir then DON’T use it.

If you are having suicidal thoughts and are not sure who to reach out to you can find help here…

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tarotscopes for the Week of March 12, 2017



Aquarius - Eight of Wands - Be ready for sudden progress this week.  The energies around you will help to move things forward, especially things you think may have stalled out completely.  You'll need to be able to think on your feet to be able to take full advantage of the situation.

Pisces - The Emperor - This should be a comforting week.  Things should appear to be rather stable and predictable, in a good way.  Take some time to enjoy the comforting vibes.  It is also very important that you take time this week to give thanks for all you have.

Aries - Five of Wands - Be prepared to work hard at things this week.  You will be met with obstacles but if you prepare yourself for the challenges ahead you can overcome what is thrown in your path with determination and a fair amount of elbow grease.

Taurus - Four of Swords - Take some time for yourself this week.  It's time to take a break and make sure you've been keeping up with your self-care.  Remember it's not selfish to take a moment to check in with yourself and make sure you're meeting your own needs.

Gemini - Nine of Swords - This week it looks like you're going to devote a good bit of energy worrying about someone close to you.  Try not to let it overwhelm you and try to focus that energy into something constructive.  Call them, offer to run errands for them, or anything else that you can do that might help ease there situation.

Cancer - The Moon - It may be time to do some pruning of your social tree.  It happens to all of us, we attract some people to us that are false friends.  This week may be a good time to examine some of your friendships and consider cutting ties with those who are bringing you down.

Leo - Knight of Cups - The chance for a new opportunity is in the air.  It may come knocking but remember that opportunity doesn't always knock we may have to take initiative and seek it out.  What for opportunities to come to you but don't be afraid to make your own if they aren't laying themselves at your feet.

Virgo - Nine of Pentacles - Look before you leap and think things through before you speak or act.  This week calls for caution or you run the risk of having something you say or do cause you a lot of hassle. Prevent any drama in your life by planning what you say and do and thinking about how these things will be perceived by others.

Libra - Temperance - Don't take things to the extreme or let things get out of hand this week.  Moderation is your keyword.  You don't have to abstain from things but avoid too much of anything.  You know what your limits are so be sure to stick to them.

Scorpio - Knight of Pentacles - Patience is your keyword for this week.  It can be very difficult but things will go the best for you if you force yourself to be patient.  Allow situations and people to work on their timeline not yours.  In the end you'll get the best results if you're willing to step back and be patient.

Sagittarius - Ten of Swords - Put on your safety padding this week, the road looks bumpy.  Chances are things are not going to work out the way you want them to this week.  It's okay to be a bit disappointed but remember sometimes things go awry to lead us instead to what is right for us.

Capricorn - The Star - The universe wants to inspire you this week, so look around and see what the world has to offer.  Inspiration can be found anywhere so make sure your open to receive whatever the universe choosing to offer you inspiration with.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wish Boards



Wish Boards


Wish boards can be a powerful magical tool to help you manifest positive things in your life.  Constructing your wish board is relatively easy.  Start by taking a few moments to write down the things you want to manifest in your life.  These could be material objects or intangible things like feelings or experiences.  Here are a few examples; new car, money, joy, ski trip, or peace of mind.  The possibilities are endless, think of the world as your amazon.com and you’ve been given an unlimited gift card.  What would you order?

What you need to construct your wish board:
~You need either a piece of construction paper, poster board, or a corkboard.  In a pinch you can even use a piece of regular notebook paper.
~You’ll need either a glue stick, glue of your choice, or pushpins if you are using a corkboard.
~Then you’ll need pictures of the things you wish to order from the universe’s amazon.com.  These can be literal such as a picture of a car if that’s what you’re wishing for or they can represent a feeling such as happiness.  You can take pictures of the things you are wishing for and use those or you can scour old magazines.  Most libraries either sell off old magazines for really cheap or even sometimes give them away.  You can also draw pictures.

Cut out the pictures and glue or pin them to the poster board/corkboard etc. you are using.  You may want to cluster corresponding pictures together.  While I personally prefer to keep my wish boards images only, you can attach meaningful words and phrases to yours if you like.  Try to find a variety of pictures that represent your goal, lots of smiling people for happiness or several shots of the vehicle you want.  It is up to you how many different “orders” you have on your wish board, but if you are new to the practice of Witchcraft I’d keep it simple with just one or two orders.  The more orders you place the more focus and energy you will have to put into making them manifest, set yourself up for success by not over extending yourself.  Make this a happy project thinking about the joy you’ll feel when these wishes manifest.  Hang the wish board somewhere that you will look at it every day.  If using a piece of construction paper or note paper you may want to place it inside the cover of a notebook, journal, or binder that you use every day.  Another way to set yourself up for success is to start small if this is totally new to you.  Largely this project is fueled by belief so if you have a hard time believing that you can manifest a Porsche then you’re going to have a hard time manifesting it.  Instead choose to start with something you believe you can have and deserve to have, a book or good day at work would be reasonable starting points.

How a wish board works....
The wish board works based on “the law of attraction.”  You may have seen this featured in the book The Secret but I argue that the concept is not so secret.  Witches, mystics, psychologists, and motivational speakers have been using and teaching this concept for far longer than many of us realize.  The law of attraction, simply put, says that we attract what we think/feel about, you attract what is foremost on your mind.  The more passion/feeling/emotion/intensity behind your thought the faster the law of attraction works.  Think of yourself as a cell phone, you’re trying to call the universe to put in an order.   You’d kind of maybe like to get a new job but you’re kind of afraid of starting over at a new company.  With this kind of mind set you’ve got maybe one bar of signal which is more than likely fading in and out, chances of your call connecting are minimal.  On the other hand if your thoughts are, “I really want another job, I’m ready for something new, just thinking about a new job gives me an instant sense of happiness, and I’m really excited about doing ______ line of work!” then your chances of connecting increase. 

We are, minute by minute, shaping our own reality.  What we are thinking and feeling today is our tomorrow.  There’s good news and perhaps some painful news here.  This means we have to take personal responsibility for the state our lives are in right now.  For many of us this can be a bit of an ouch when we realize that our life, in its current state, is as we attracted it with yesterday’s thoughts and feelings.  Our day-to-day lives often see us float by on a “thought autopilot.”  We don’t give much attention to what we’re thinking and feeling about so we attract things to us on a sort of default.  We might think all morning on the way to work, “don’t let me have another bad day,” and that loop plays over and over again.  What happens when we get to work?  We have a bad day, why?  You were thinking about having a “bad day” and that thought was charged with emotion (fear, anger, anxiety, sadness).  While in that state you were a smart phone with amazing signal that logged onto the universe amazon.com and placed an order for a “bad day” all of the strong emotions you had about your order made it express ship to you.

With practice we can train ourselves to think differently today to create a better tomorrow for ourselves.  What it takes is personal responsibility, focus, practice, and belief in ourselves.  Changing our thought patterns can seem daunting but you’d be surprised at how fast you can achieve true positive change.  You don’t have to act like a watchdog over every single vapid thought in your brain, which could potentially drive you crazy.  Start by paying attention any time you have a thought that begins “I want” or “I don’t want.”  Also, pay attention to what you are thinking whenever you are feeling a strong emotion.  Remember that the universe doesn’t hear the “don’t,” basically it picks out the verbs, nouns, adverbs, and adjectives.  Any time that you are thinking about something you “don’t” want change the thought around so that instead you are focusing on what you DO want.  Where you place your focus is where you place your future.  Remember to focus on what you DO want because the universe doesn’t hear “I don’t.” 

What if yesterday’s stinking thinking has you in a right dreadful state today?  You’ve got mountains of debt, poor health, depression, and little to no income.  The beauty about this is that all you need to change your circumstances is a new focus in your thinking.  Don’t focus on the debt and all the other negatives; focus on health and prosperity and fuel that focus with feeling.  This can be tricky when you’re at rock bottom, often you think you have nothing to feel happy about, that you may never feel joy again. Not to go all Peter Pan on you but, “Think of a happy thought.  Any happy little thought.”  Even when we think we have nothing we ALWAYS have something to be grateful for.  Start by making a gratitude list, write down everything you are thankful for.  Any time you start feeling negative rewrite it or go through it in your head, gratitude is a powerful attitude and will put you into a positive state.  Next is the “fake it ‘til you make it” technique.  Life right now sucks, that’s all well and good but despite that you can make yourself feel happy right this moment and making yourself feel happy right now puts you in a state to attract more happiness to yourself.  You’re not being disingenuous; you are being your own creator.  Think of something that does or has made you happy and hold that thought in your mind and really focus on the feeling of happiness it brings.  That spark of happiness will attract more happiness and on and on.  You are the creator of your future make it a positive one; shape it to your dreams.

Let’s apply the law of attraction to our wish board.  Let’s say we want a book and we cut out pictures of books maybe print a picture of the cover of said book off of the Internet and we’ve placed the images on our wish board.  The wish board acts as a focal point and a trigger.  When we begin working with it we use it as a focal point to remind us what it is that we are trying to manifest and to help us have clarity in our focus.  The clearer we are about what we want the easier it is for us to attract it.  Think of the very old commercial where someone asks, “What time is it?” and the elderly gentleman responds, “What do you need a dime for?”  If we aren’t clear about what we want how is the universe supposed to know? 

With repeated use it becomes a trigger automatically sparking in us the thoughts and feelings that are going to help us manifest our desire.  Sit in front of your wish board and focus on the pictures, think about actually having what is pictured there, in this case a book.  How would you feel if you had that book right now?  Take the time to actually feel the emotions.  Close your eyes and see the book in your hands, feel the book in your hands.   Does it have a distinctive smell?  What do the pages sound like as you flip through it?  Again focus on how the book makes you feel.  Send those feelings outward and allow the universe to make it happen.  Don’t get caught up in the hows.  No matter what you are wishing for never think about how it’s going to manifest just believe that it will manifest.  Believe that the universe has heard you and that a way will be made.  Believe in it as if you already have it and believe that you deserve it.  You can go through all of this but if you feel that you’re not worthy then that’s what the universe is going to hear.

Believe that it is yours.  Believe that you deserve it.


You’ll want to do this anytime you look at your wish board and if you catch yourself thinking about whatever it is that you’re wishing for during the day take a moment to go through the exercise again.  If you feel negativity or doubts remember that it’s okay.  Don’t get down on yourself or think that you are failing just shift your focus back to the positive.  “I believe this will work so it will work.  I believe I deserve ____.  I believe I am happy.”  To bring more positive things in your life, practice being positive.  Your positive feelings will attract more positive things.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

14 Ways to Raise Your Vibrational Frequency




14 Ways to Raise Your Vibrational Frequency



Everything in this world has a vibrational frequency or rate.  A chair may seem solid but the atoms that make it up are constantly is a state of vibration.  Things, both living and inanimate, vibrate at their own rate.  Some humans vibrate at a lower frequency and some at a higher frequency.  Low vibrational frequencies are associated with disempowering thoughts, negative emotions, poor physical and mental health, little or no spiritual awareness, and often an overall dissatisfaction with life.  High vibrational frequencies are associated with empowering thoughts, positive emotions, good physical and mental health, strong spiritual awareness, and an overall satisfaction with life.  The great thing about being a human is that we have the ability to raise our vibrational frequency; here are fourteen ways to do just that.  You’ll find that a lot of them tie in with each other and that practicing as many of them as possible will help you in your journey to raise your vibrational frequency.

1.Crystals.  Using crystal by placing them on the body or by meditating with them can help you to increase your vibrational frequency.  Two crystals I recommend for this purpose are aragonite and selenite.

2.Meditation.  There are numerous benefits to meditation but finding time daily, even for a short meditation, raises our vibrational frequency.  Meditation allows us to become aware of our thoughts and connects us with spirit both are essential ingredients to raising our vibrational energies.

3.Be conscious of your thoughts.  What we think becomes our reality.  If we think negative thoughts we create a negative reality and a low vibrational frequency.  If we think positive thoughts we create a positive reality and a higher vibrational frequency.  Be aware of your thoughts and work to change any negative thought patterns you have.

4.Drink water.  Drinking water flushes toxins from our body.  Toxins have a low vibrational rate and in turn bring down our own vibrational rate.  Keep your body clear by drinking plenty of water each day.

5.Be grateful.  If you are grateful for what you have you are putting positive energy out there.  The more positive energy you put out the higher your vibrational frequency will become.  Also the more you are grateful for what you have the more you will attract things to be grateful for.

6.Practice acts of kindness.  This works in pretty much the same way as being grateful.  By practicing acts of kindness with no expectations of anything in return we are putting more positive energy out there and in doing so raise our vibrational frequency.

7.Release the energy of others.  The energy of others around us affects our vibrations.  If we surround ourselves with people of a low vibration ours will sink to meet theirs.  While if we surround ourselves with people of a high vibration ours will rise to meet theirs.   As we go through life the energy of those we interact with will cling to ours.  It is necessary for us to release the energy of others on a regular basis.  I have a blog post dedicated to this called Releasing the Energy of Others.

8.Spend time in nature.  Nature naturally has a higher vibrational rate.  Just as surrounding ourselves with people of a higher vibrational frequency can boost ours, surrounding ourselves with nature on a regular basis can give our vibrations a boost as well.

9.Reiki or other forms of energy healing.  It’s a good idea to receive some kind of energy healing or chakra balancing at least a few times a year.  This helps to keep our energy flowing in a positive and healthy manner and can clear up any blockages that might be holding us back.

10.Raise the vibration of your environment.  The spaces we inhabit all the time have an effect on our vibrational rate.  Keep spaces clean and tidy so that energy flows freely through them.  Smudge the space to give it a spiritual cleansing and place around things such as crystals to raise its vibrational frequency.

11.Develop your spiritual awareness.  This applies to whatever path you follow.  Cultivating a deep sense of connection to Spirit or the Divine helps us to connect with that high vibrational rate.  It doesn’t matter how you cultivate that connection it just matters that you do develop it.

12.Heal and let go of the past.  We all have wounds from the past but just like our current negative thought patterns if we don’t heal them and let go of them they bring down our vibrational frequency.  Work to heal these old wounds, this could mean things like going to therapy, meditating, or energy healing.

13.Practice forgiveness and compassion.  When you refuse to forgive someone you are poisoning yourself not them.  Let go of the hurt and learn to forgive them at least.  You’ll derive even more benefits by doing not only that but to have compassion for the person who wronged you as well.

14.Love yourself.  We can’t raise our frequency without first loving ourselves.  This is key to life in general not just raising your vibrational frequency.  Take some time to focus on what you love about yourself and if there are things you don’t love acknowledge them and work on changing them but don’t beat yourself up over them.