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Tub Scrub Recipe Non-toxic Cleaning

Tub Scrub Recipe Non-toxic Cleaning

The cleaners you are using  in your home are affecting your health and your mood.  They impact your endocrine system and can impact your  intuitive energetic systems.

Thieves Cleaner is THE best non-toxic cleaner I have tried.  Also, the lowest cost and most effective.

I contacted Young Living corporate office to find out if hospitals use this.  They confirmed that hospitals do use it but it’s confidential which ones do.

It’s plant-based, non-toxic and smells amazing.

It’s concentrated

You are in control of how strong to make it.

1.  Using a glass spray bottle or PET plastic spray bottle
2.  Pour 1 capful cleaner into the bottle + add water
3.  Cleaning glass, add a tbsp of vinegar

I have used Thieves Household Cleaner on everything.  We only have one bottle of cleaner in our cupboards now…no more toxic anything anywhere AND I know it’s not just making things smell nice, it’s disinfecting.

Thieves Cleaner cleans

  • showers
  • tile
  • glass doors
  • windows
  • sinks
  • toilets
  • floors
  • walls
  • fridge
  • children’s rooms & toys
  • cars
  • doors
  • countertops
  • stoves
  • as a jewelry soak (not for soft crystals please)
  • stain remover for stains on the sofa (it really works)
  • removing Sharpie marker off toys + other surfaces (I added lemon essential oil to increase the strength)

 

You can contact me HERE to get help ordering your own bottle (costs less than $30 for many months supply).

Or order your own HERE.

Snow + Miracles + Heaven

Snow + Miracles + Heaven

 

The absolute, God-is-real, angels exist, magic-is-in-the-air, yes-Susan-there-is-a-Santa, gratitude-filled Christmas memory happened when I was 8.

 

The season began tragically when my father was killed in a plane crash just two weeks before Christmas.

It was a terrible, sad time. Yet, after the funeral, my mother put up a tree for us. My grandmother was displeased, saying it was inappropriate to celebrate Christmas when her son had just died. My mother felt differently. She felt it was very important for her children to have a Christmas.

 

Then she made another decision, and as she packed our suitcases, announced, “We’re going to visit your uncle on the West Coast. We’re going to Victoria where there is NO SNOW!”

She was pretty excited by the “no snow” part. I was not. I was worried that the combination of “no daddy” and “no snow” would mean Christmas might not actually happen. I didn’t mention this, though. Mom was busy, and besides, the plans were made. We were to fly from Calgary to Vancouver and then to Victoria.

 

The trip itself was quietly terrifying for my young self. As you can imagine, considering what had just happened to my father, just getting on a plane to go somewhere didn’t seem like the best idea.

We left a snowy Calgary on Christmas Eve and landed in Vancouver to find all remaining flights that night were cancelled due to fog. Victoria travellers would have to be bussed to a ferry. This added many hours to our journey, and you can imagine how exhausted my mother was, travelling with two small children and overwhelmed by crushing hordes of cranky people in airports, busses, and then a crowded ferry.

 

Things brightened once we made it to Victoria and were greeted by my favourite uncle. He took us back to his beautiful home where we spent Christmas Eve, leaving snacks for Santa, with me silently hoping for miracles.

Victoria sits in one of those strange places in Canada that just doesn’t receive snow. It was lovely and green and there wasn’t a snowflake to be seen that night as we arrived. I felt my heart sadden with the thought that not only would my father not be there, but without snow, Santa might not arrive.

 

Christmas morning we awoke to a heavy silence. No birds singing, no car sounds, everything was very still. Overnight it had miraculously snowed.

It was the first time in many years Victoria had received snow at all and the first time in anyone’s memory that it had showed on Christmas Eve. And of course, Santa had somehow left gifts under the tree.

 

To this day, I can still feel in the center of my body what my 8 year old self felt that morning.  An absolute certainty that my daddy in Heaven had made the snow just for us and our most unforgettable Christmas gift ever.

How to keep your ‘self’ intact

How to keep your ‘self’ intact

I know you know how it feels.

 

There’s a lot going on.  You are focussing.  You are doing your best.

And your body suddenly feels as though it’s the piece of your ‘self’ puzzle that’s about to go missing.  You may succumb to whatever cold, flu or illness is making the rounds.  You’re tempted to power through.  But you can’t actually keep your balance.

 

You are in many places at one.  Energetically, you are not intact.

 

So stop.

 

Just stop.

Close your eyes.

Notice how your breath has not been full or deep or satisfying.

 

Now satisfy yourself with oxygen.

 

Let it move through you like untethered liquid honey.  Let it bring sweetness and nourishment to every space inside you.  Take as much time as you can.  And then take a little more.  breathe for yourself.

 

Sink your awareness into the middle of your belly.

 

Notice behind you how much of your energy has been flowing out behind you.  Strands of your attention left attached to that woman you spoke to yesterday or that conversation with a parent last week that triggered a familiar feeling you forgot to notice.  Call that strand back to your center.

 

Call back strands of yourself that you’ve been moving too swiftly ahead to notice, as you take care of all that you have to take care of Every.Single.Day.  Take back the strands you did not even sense were clinging to someone else.

 

Where are your striving?

 

This is the place where colds germinate.  This is an incubation zone that has been leased to the dominion of Strife.  Strife is the woman who hasn’t learned to forgive God, let go of her anger, or create spaciousness.  She likes to clutter her self with people who disappoint and fill her tub with tumultuous waters of irritation and anger.  She quietly clamors for attention at the expense of her own peace.

Strife is so familiar.  At least the feeling of her is familiar.  She leaves long strands of herself in her past connecting her to those who have caused her discomfort, panic and steely-eyed anger.

Strife lives in the inner city.  She is accustomed to being accosted and hearing sirens daily.  She is beautiful.

She works hard to protect you.  She was born at your most stressful times of life.  Hers is the energy that takes over.  She innately knows how to walk a tightrope.  In fact, if she’s not on the tightrope, she feels sick.  She keeps everything she touches smaller than it could be.  Her ability to dream is stunted.  She takes a cold, hard look at reality and makes up her mind to stay focussed.  She can tether herself to the inside of your soul and take the steering wheel.  She can make herself feel indispensible.  She is strong.

In fact, so connected is the feeling to Strife that other energies can not be seen or felt.

CalmKnowing can not get our attention when Strife is in control.

 

CalmKnowing is connected to the future, not the past.

 

Clear out your insides with your own breath.  Inhale. space.  Inhale trust.  Inhale the connection you have to the miracles of stardust and flow and serendipity.

Suddenly, she appears inside your belly.  CalmKnowing can feel awkward when she first moves in but your moving breath settles her deeply into the deepest parts of your self.

CalmKnowing does not live in a rental suite in the inner city.  She sails her seas on a boat of Trust.

 

And Trust has a way of letting her breathe.

 

Ask yourself today,

Where am I connecting to old patterns of strife?

Is it possible to sense an energy of calm?

If you can not sense your calm anywhere, intuitively visualize it.

 

Here’s how…

See CalmKnowing outside yourself and breathe her in throughout your day.

See CalmKnowing riding her boat of Trust deep into your unconscious.

See her floating through the cells of your body.

See her pulling frazzled strands of DNA into line.

See her magically creating wild beauty.

Breathe in this vision.

Let it help you keep your sense of self intact.

with love,

Susan

What IS the difference between being an empath and being empathic?

What IS the difference between being an empath and being empathic?

 

As a child I constantly heard that I was too sensitive and people were frustrated with me because I was emotional.  Sometimes I used to wonder why I was the only one crying and why other people weren’t crying!

Didn’t they feel the pain of the situation that was bringing me to tears?

Now I know, they did not feel what I felt.  It wasn’t until I was an adult and took myself for years of counselling that I discovered I had a natural ability to carry other people’s burdens.  I learned phrases like “empath”  and “burden-bearer”.  They may momentarily feel empathy for whatever the situation was, but they don’t actually take the feeling home with them, they don’t identify with it and struggle to find their own center again.

Are you a burden-bearer?

If you feel like you are carrying burdens, you are.

  •  News stories may affect you in such a way that you just can’t shake the feelings from them.  If you’ve been exposed to negative stories, they seem to linger and affect your mood.  It’s not as easy for you to shake those moods.  You likely avoid the news and don’t watch TV much.  As a child I was sometimes told to watch the news because it was important to be up to date on current events.  My poor mom had NO IDEA what this did to me until one day she noticed that I was standing watching a story about someone having died in an accident and tears were streaming down my face.  I was maybe 6 or 7 years old.  Thankfully, that was the last time I had to watch the news.  I do not watch the news to this day.

 

  • You suddenly are feeling really strong emotions about a person, a topic or something and it almost seems as if these are not even your opinions or feelings. It might even feel like something has taken over inside you.  You might be asking yourself, “Why did I say that?  Why am I feeling that? I don’t know I felt that…”  It feels like it’s just not yours and sometimes you wonder “Am I THAT permeable???”  (Yes, you are but it’s actually pretty easy to shift this…ask me how.)

 

  • People are always telling you you’re too sensitive or to toughen up.  I certainly heard that one a lot growing up. (…also…”crybaby” was my nickname for a few years)

 

  • You’re a pretty good listener and people seem to tell you their troubles all the time.  In fact, you frequently find yourself having phone conversations where you never actually speak after “hello”.  The other person talks until they stop and feel better.  Unless you have the energetic skills built to withstand this, you usually leave the conversation quite deflated and tired.

 

  • You may attract people who really suck your energy and you are not sure what to do about it.  Some people refer to this as “energy vampires” but I was always afraid of vampires as a child so I don’t use that term.  I’ve learned many ways to feel great even when I can’t remove that person from my life.  I can teach you how to do this too!

 

  • It feels like people are subconsciously picking up on how goodnatured you are and sometimes when you walk into a room you feel as though you’ve stepped into a thick soup.  Almost as though your primal fight/flight/freeze/faint response has kicked in. If people are stressed, you seem to feel stressed and don’t know quite how it happened.  If people are angry or frustrated, and you weren’t before you walked into the room, you feel off balance and have this urge to hide in the bathroom or something.   It may take time before you even become aware that all those feelings are NOT YOURS.  They’ve stuck to you like a burr in the forest.

 

It’s actually not that hard to find your center and stay there.  The hard part is remembering those negative feelings are JUST NOT YOU.  It’s not your fault and it’s a beautiful sign that your boundaries are being tested. You can master this, by the way!  There are nurturing ways to care for your gifts (yes, being an empath is a gift and not a curse) and it just takes practice.

Ask me how

 

What is intuitive counselling

What is intuitive counselling

Intuitive counselling is a conversation, a non-judgmental way of approaching the healing relationship.

Respectfully holding space for you story using a process of compassionate inquiry combined with insights I share during our intuitive readings or bodywork sessions, we bring healing to your life.

I believe there is a connections between your body’s ailments and your emotional pain to your past experiences, your diet, your environment, your thoughts and beliefs.  Whatever discomfort or imbalance you wish to address, intuitive counselling is offfered in a supportive environment, without judgment.

Working with your mind means working with the entire body.  Your body holds truth. Life situations, experiences, things you have witnessed and watched, leave traces in your being and your vibrational field.

For instance, trauma that has not been processed is stored in your body waiting for you to acknowledge it, feel it, and let it move through you.  Trauma is patient.  I can wait for decades until you feel ready, safe and open to healing that part of your life’s journey.

Sometimes it’s not that you have experienced a physical trauma but you hold limiting thoughts that create a limited experience of life. You may already know you’re doing this but you are not able to resource the change within yourself.   Together we creat a space for you to bring healing to this experience.

It’s not all conversation when bodywork is part of the healing process.  Our work together may include the use of essential oils to affect deep emotional shifts, the calming energetics provided by crystal healing, color therapy, movement therapy, nutritional suggestions, visualizations, prayer and guided meditations,

In a mind-body-soul healing process, the soul does not need healing, it is eternal and whole at all times.

Your soul brings healing to your bodymind when you give it the time and space for that to happen.

You probably know well what it feels like to be out of step with yourself and it’s not a great feeling.

 

So close your eyes right now

Simply let the idea of body-mind-soul alignment drop into your heart

and down through your belly.

Breathe in the clear, clean space that instantly appears with the idea of that connection.

 

Alignment with soul…your eternal nature…your wholeness…will bring relief, peace, wisdom and inner resourcefulness to your life.

The result for you will be greater flow in your life.  You will be able to ride the waves, storms and seasons of your life with increasing ease.

Whining

Whining

“As we grow older, especially if we are outer-directed, it is not difficult to find more and more to whine about.  This poses a risk of a negative transformation into the archetypal martyr-mother.”

 

“She resisted the temptation to call me up and whine when confronted with the daunting task of unpacking and beginning a new life.  Instead she play-acted an exaggerated version of her whiner, with just herself as the audience, and then kept on with what had to be done.”  (Crones Don’t Whine by Jean Shinoda Bolen)

So I suggest taking time for yourself.

Sit.

Pray.

Meditate.

Laugh.

Eat food you love.

Watch the sun rise because it reassures you and is nourishment for your soul.

Moon gaze because it reminds you of the connections you have to stardust.

If you feel whiny I really think you just need more time to yourself.  Go inward.