Welcome to 2017!
Where does the time go?! It seems like we were just ringing in 2016 about 5 minutes ago and BAM - we're already into 2017. So crazy!
This year brings us so many new, fabulous changes. I'm planning on blogging more, telling more stories, showing you a little more of what goes on behind the scenes, providing more guidance & love, and becoming more active members of our community - both online and local.
First off, we've got a couple of new series' happening. Two go hand in hand - our Gem of the Month series, and 52 Weeks of Affirmations. The affirmations will go along with and feature our Gem of the Month, and I'm SO excited to bring some positivity to your lives <3
I've also got some wonderful new journalling tools that I'll be writing about as I work through them and make them a part of my daily practice. 2017 is all about growth, flexibility and thoughtfulness and I'm really excited to create an online sacred space for you to come to when you need a little extra love, support or a digital hug.
So let's dive right in!
January is the start of the new year, and is the epitome of new beginnings - it's only fitting then, that the Gem of the Month for January is the stone of New Beginnings and Hope.
I'm talking, of course, about Moonstone.
Moonstone is a gorgeous, balancing & healing stone. It invokes the reflective, intuitive power and Goddess energy of the waning moon. Moonstone eases frustrations and lends a greater ability to flow and move in harmony natural tides of life.
While Moonstone cleanses negativity from all the Chakras, it is most beneficial with work on the 2nd, Sacral/Navel Chakra, as well as to balance the 4th, Heart Chakra with the 6th, Third Eye/Brow Chakra, to gain emotional balance and gracefulness in assisting one to discern what one wants and what one needs, as these do not originate from the same place.
Moonstone will assist one to achieve a balance between heart and mind without losing the gentleness are caring needed, yet keeping one’s emotions in check to allow one to function properly during this Chakra work.
I personally love using moonstone during meditation to strengthen my practice and my connection to my inner guides. I like to use it when starting a new challenge or making a change in my life. It is the perfect stone to use in the beginning of the year for the month of January, as we embark on a brand new journey around the sun and set new goals and aspirations for ourselves.
A Moonstone Affirmation (52 Weeks of Affirmations: Week 1)
I am Open:
To new experiences, feelings and changes. I am flexible and easily bend to the ebb and flow of life. I am accepting of what is and I am willing to work to change what needs to. I am strong in my belief that I can achieve my goals, and adapt to any challenge that comes my way. I understand that sometimes the things we need most to know, are the hardest to understand and I am willing to listen with an open mind and an open heart.