Sunday, 22 September 2013
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Have you ever heard of the word 'aura'? Well an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object, often related to the specific energies of the object it surrounds. Everyone has their own aura surrounding them at all times , whether the person is completely and utterly happy, or even emotionally distressed. Often times the aura can even change colour according to your attitude, for instance - if you were to be angry your aura would probably be red. Or maybe dark blue for sadness and white for happiness.
Some people, called Empaths, can sense other peoples emotions. Often times this is done by feeling that persons aura, or even seeing it to an extent, and creating it as their own. I believe now would be the appropriate time to confess that I have recently learned that I am an Empath.
So I've always been aware that I could sense things other people could not. I've heard a loud, buzzing ringing in my ears ever since I was a kid. It is said to be that this ringing is sometimes a sign of the Empath, as it may be other peoples energy flooding into your head. This is precisely why I cannot be in complete silence, otherwise the ringing overtakes me into a state of such emotion I can't handle.
To some people, this may sound as a gift, and to some extent it is. But with anything, there is a downside. Yes, you are most inclined to tell when someone is lying to you or even screwing you over, but you can't turn it off. You may feel someones hatred so strongly you can't help but to hate yourself. Large, obnoxiously loud crowds are the worst. They leave you with such a headache that potentially won't go away for days, only after you've had a great bit of solitude.
An Empath underwater. Water is a very calming element that soothes your vibrations. It also has a healing effect on many people, which is why I always find my peace underwater.
I sensed myself acknowledging that I was an Empath a few years ago, when after a long day out I would have no choice but to go home and sit in solitude for hours. Being in the public completely drained everything out of me. I was able to throw what I call fireballs at people (fireballs referring to mean comments that I didn't really want to say, but it was merely the energy being released from me), and literally didn't care if I was hurting their feelings.
Watching T.V. was particularly difficult, as most news stations mostly focus on the negative aspects of life today. Even if it was a fiction sitcom, I could feel the pain of a breakup, the distress of a car wreck. I once became overly infected in happiness and joy as a millionaire purchased a home for a homeless person! This last one actually brought me to my knees and made me feel like a horrible person for not ever doing that myself.
I am most happy to say now though that I have gotten out of the rough stages of being an empath (lavender - just rub a little on your forehead - and water helped a ton too), and that it really is an enjoyable thing if you can manage to block it out. Going through the process helps you reconnect with yourself and discover your deeper roots. After all, no one can really slip anything past you anymore, haha.
If you find yourself going through anything like this, there are several online sites to find our more information to help you out. One is www.eliselebeau.com
Please feel free to express any of your experiences in the comment section.
Please feel free to express any of your experiences in the comment section.
Morning everyone. Today we have the privilege of meeting an exciting new guest blogger, Cole Linnhuber from Soul Temples Blog. Cole has written a piece on Empaths for us, sharing personal insights and experience, which is a great read and compliments perfectly one of my previous posts, Lavender the Great Protector. We welcome you on board the 'Shine On Blog' Cole. Many thanks and blessings for sharing with us all today.
Posted by LM at 05:56
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Well, here we are after spending the afternoon yesterday making my face cream. Have to say LOVE IT!!!!! I must admit I was a little tentative and have put off concocting, as I was worried about stuffing it up. I made sure I read through the recipe and tip sheet a few times to be totally fey with it all. It was a little chaotic on the bench and I didn't get photos as I was going, too busy making sure I was doing everything correctly. But I do have pics to share. Temperature seems to be a really important thing so I was watching my new glass thermometer like a hawk during the 'cooking' of the different phases (which you can do with a double boiler or microwave, but the microwave is so quick).
|Recipe & products available here|
There were three different phases to making this luxurious face cream, water and aloe vera gel in one glass jug heated to 75 degrees. Then most of the other products go into another glass jug. Small sampling above of the products used, mostly olive oil based goodies, shea butter and Abyssinian Oil, silky smooth this is. This is also heated to 70 degrees and then you mix them together. This was totally awesome, the moment they melded together the entire mixture went from two clear mixtures to this silky, glistening white mixture. I literally did a loud "Yippee" and leapt into the air. It was gorgeous to behold.
|lots of utensils and pots all over the bench|
|chaotic but awesome fun|
After joining the two together you do a quick whisk with a stick blender to combine all the ingredients and let it cool down to around 40 degrees. Every now and then a little burst with the stick and finally changing over to a metal balloon whisk, as the luxury plus moisturizer thickens as it cools. I seriously couldn't keep my eyes off it and truly it looked good enough to eat (in fact you probably could eat it considering it was mostly olive oil derivatives). Husband thought I was a little crazy leaping into the air and carrying on about how awesome it all was. Once my delicious concoction had cooled down to 40 degrees I had to add the preservative Geogard Ultra (which was totally natural, comprised of naturally occurring food additives, which means it can be included in organic products). Test the PH level to make sure it was okay and then add my scents to the mix.
|difficult to catch the silkiness and sheen, but this is the mixture when first combined|
|PH strips and citric acid for using if needed to drop the PH, the mixture fell right at neutral though|
After adding the Geogard Ultra I readied my essential oils to scent my cream with. It didn't really need any scent but I like the essential oils for their healing properties and really you don't include much. I chose a combination of Lavender and Ylang Ylang and could smell the bliss for the rest of the afternoon. After this it was just a matter of letting the mixture cool to cold before potting up. I actually left it overnight with a cover over it (cotton cloth so there was no condensation). Woke this morning to gloriously delicious new face cream. Silky, silky smooth and luscious!!! Sterilized my pots and served up. The whole mixture made 9 x 50ml pots, so I'm thinking I won't need to buy moisturizer for quite a while and have plenty to share. This was a totally rewarding experience, making my own natural face cream, completely free of any chemicals. It smells so good, it feels so good and I am very grateful that people such as Aussie Soap Supplies actually list recipes we can all try for free. Awesome guys, thankyou for such a healthy and rewarding experience.
|Close-up, sort of has the consistency of thick yoghurt|