Pink Agate – Properties, Associations And A Little Extra

Pink Agate - Properties

Agates are stunning gemstones that often display a band within them, sometimes translucent and come in a variety of colors, all with their own properties.

A grounding and balancing stone, it is soothing and calming, effects that work well for children who tend to be hyperactive. It’s slow action warrants that placement of this gemstone should be central or in a stable place next to your space of sleep.

Raising conciousness, it does not produce nightmares, but clearer dreams, increasing awareness of the issues that need to come to light.
In it’s pink state, it provides comfort, eases stress, and promotes the unconditional love and acceptance of others.

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Have a wonderful, abundantly blessed day!

Claudia

 

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6 Quotes To Inspire You To Meditate More

The benefits of meditation are vast and widely known. Yet at times we lack the conviction or resolution to turn this healthy activity into a regular habit. In order to provide you with some motivation, I collected 6 quotes for you, about the subject.

Enjoy!

Antidote to Poison

Meditation Quotes

Creation Of A New Will

Mediation Quotes

To Be In The Present

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Examination Of One’s Mind

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Honesty

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Betterment Of The World

Meditation Quotes

Have a Blessed New Moon!

Claudia


5 Easy Things You Can Give Up For A Positive Life – And What To Do Instead

Give Up These 5 Easy Things
1. Give up complaining- formulate action statements instead
We all do it – from time to time. But let’s be honest, when was the last time you have complained  and as a result, positive change occurred? I guess that you will be hard pressed to find an actual occurrence of that happening. So, why are we continuing to do it? Sharing your complaint can temporary make you feel better, but it will not bring about the lasting change you are looking for.
Instead, learn to change your complaint statements into action statements, by adding a little more to your thought than before.
Here is an example of what I mean:
“I wish my co- worker would respect other people’s space more.”
Instead of leaving it like that, change it to “I wish my co-worker would respect other people’s space more, and I am going to politely ask her to do so, next time she does it again.
Whether you follow through on your statement or not, you have begun to train yourself to look for solutions whenever a problem occurs, rather than just stating a complaint. Now a complaint can become an agent of change.
2. Give up trying to impress others – become clear about what you want for yourself
This decision to give up the need to impress others has  a profound impact on your financial well-being and  an essential step to take to reach your  personal and financial success. Do you really need that latest gadget or this particular designer that is in style, or are you only purchasing it, you can be seen with it.  Make sure your motivations for purchases and decision are that of serving you – not the impression you give to others. Any financial decision should be based on your values, comfort, and personal style. Take some time to find out what is the best personal path for you, and follow that – regardless what the trend is.

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3.Give up your resistance to change – push beyond your comfort zone 
Resistance to change is a major blockade in developing personal growth. Yet for some people who set a high value on certainty, embracing change can be a rather difficult endeavor.
Here are some reasons why people resist change:
1. Sense of loss of control
2. Concern about competence
3. Concern about taking on more work
4. Concern that change might hurt
5. Concern that others might not embrace your change.
Whichever one of these reasons you have for not embracing change, consider identifying the root cause of resistance and work through it, maybe with the help of a Coach, trusted friend or adviser. If this path of sole-searching brings up old wounds that you can not seem to find a way to get through, you might want to consider some more in depth therapy to resolve those issues once and for all.
4. Give up excuses – take responsibility for your responses and future, now.
Building sustainable habits requires us to give up excuses, but why do we keep making them in the first place?
The main reasons behind why most people make excuses is, because of resistance to change and the fear of pain.
Yet how do we overcome this in order to move on?
The most important step to giving up excuses is to know why you want a different experience in you life.  Without a compelling reason, there is hardly any chance for long-term change, as it is the reason behind a goal, not willpower that pushes us through to the end, even when it gets hard. If your goals do not have a compelling reason, adjust your goals until you find what excites you for a good reason, rather than a momentary whim.
5. Give up the past – visualize your ideal future instead
In order to learn to let go off the past, one has  to learn to be truly present in the present.
This sounds too simple to be true, yet it is the most powerful truth you can embrace when it comes to overcoming a difficult past – focusing on the moment. Mindfulness meditations, gratitude practice, and breathing exercises can move your thoughts from being stuck in what used to be, toward what is right now, forcing you to connect with the only moment of power – the present moment. Practicing those techniques regularly as a part of your morning and/or evening routine, makes it easier to engage in the now, and create lasting change. Visualizing your goals on a regular basis, is an important part of this new directing your thoughts, and gives you a chance to practice the emotional vibration of the state of your desires. Combining both techniques will after time ease the stronghold of past times over your life, and you will create an overall healthier and happier future.
Have a blessed week!
 
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Being Of Service

Being of Service

Today, ask yourself and the Universe this question:

“How can I be off service today?”

I always smirked at this sentence, because I did not understand it. Being of service does not mean, giving yourself and all of what you have to benefit others, in an act of self-sacrifice. Being of service is actually bringing and creating value. If you solve a problem, issue, question or can give insight from a different point of view someone might have never seen before, you are being of service. The higher the quality your “being of service” is, the more value you bring to the world and in return you will receive value – may it be through connection, or in best case scenarios, monetary compensation. If you can find a way to make “Being Of Service” your job, combined with your inner most passion, nothing – and I mean nothing – is impossible.

Goddess Blessings!

Claudia

I Am Beginning To Understand – A Lesson In Shadow Work

I am beginning to understand.

I am beginning to understand, that what I once saw as a burden, I can see as an opportunity.

I am beginning to understand, that my responds to the world is a hell of a lot more important to the outcome of anything, than any situation.

I am beginning to understand, that contrast can be a good thing, if I choose to allow it to be.

I am beginning to understand, that kindness is always possible.

I am beginning to understand, that most importantly, I have to be kind to myself.

I am beginning to understand, that everyone else is scared to.

I am beginning to understand, that I can ease someone else’s fears quite easily with kindness.

I am beginning to understand, that I am more powerful, than I thought possible.

I am beginning to understand, that I can really have it all.

I am beginning to understand, how wonderful this complex world really is.

I am beginning to understand.

 

 

Empowered

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We are empowered by our friends, online or offline, sometimes more then we are empowered by those who are a part of our biological family. Many times, our private little cheering section (or the friends who tell us like it really is) are what keep us from holding back, giving up, breaking down.

With that in mind, I want to take this opportunity to examine our own ability to be that cheering section, that encouraging, needed friend. A little act of kindness, and a moment to stop, and write a few encouraging words to someone who might not be a “friend” in a traditional sense, can mean the difference between a good day and a really bad one, or a devastating decision and the realization that there is hope.

The internet in particular can be a world filled with trolls and unkind voices. We can be different though, we can choose to be the empowering.

So I will challenge myself to be more of that person, who empowers, who sits in the cheering section, even if that cheering section might be in front of a laptop half across the world from you.

And I would love for you to join me!

Here are some bloggers who have inspired me today:

http://spectrumbloggers.wordpress.com/

http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/out-of-my-comfort-zone/

http://reaspracticeblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/witness-protection/

http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/fear-itself/

http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/daily-prompt-witness-protection/

http://bloggers4peace.wordpress.com/

 

Book Review: “Herbs For Reducing Stress And Anxiety” by Rosemary Gladstar

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“Herbs For Reducing Stress And Anxiety” by Rosemary Gladstar
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: April, 16th 2014
Rating: 4/5 Stars

This book represents a nice overview of herbal remedies that support our nervous system, with a range of easy to follow tea recipes, to making tinctures and other remedies.

While I would not recommend this book for the absolute novice, as it lacks the emphasize on potential counteractions, does not provide sources for the recommended levels of minerals and vitamins and does not tell the novice to cross check with their medical professional for potential counteractions with medication they might be taken, the more advanced student who is aware of these basic safety concerns will enjoy the provided recipes and context as a refresher and a reminder.

The added bonus of resources in the back of the book, shows recommended further reading as well as resources on where to purchase the needed material to re-create the recipes mentioned. All in all this book is solid in information and written in a factual fashion.