I’ve been posting a few things recently that are probably a little bit “new age hippie” for the most part, just touching briefly (for me) on my new obsessions, no, that’s not the right word, more passion – although I am a little obsessed – crystals, burning sage, raising your vibrations, essential oils, the Law of Attraction and, of course, the power of the moon. But it’s really got to me. Like, really really, got to me. I am all in.
We all feel like we want to have a purpose in life, but sometimes it gets a bit lost or muddled up in the everyday stuff. For me, it’s a need to do something that helps others in some, holistic, way. I can’t fully explain it without sounding like I’ve lost the plot and gone, more than just a little, further than hippie! But, regardless of how crazy I’m going to look, I’m going to embrace it!
Over the past year, I feel like I’ve (insert X Factor comment here) been on an emotional roller-coaster. It’s been so bloody hard, but, at the same time, so good for me. It’s been a real journey – which I’m still on – finding out about myself, and what I want to do with my life. I’m adding books to Amazon like you wouldn’t believe (I should probably get to my local library and have a look there first) stocking up on essential oil blends so my diffuser never runs dry (feeling an emotion? I have an oil for that!) getting completely lost in moon phases, healing retreats, intentions, intuitive eating, talismans, shamans, the list is literally endless. The further into it I get, the more I want to learn. It’s got me hooked!
It’s taken me a while to get OK with admitting I like all of this stuff, there’s a lot of judgement involved when you say you believe in something like this. There’s no actual proof any of it works, but, I believe it and that’s enough for me. So many people have found that, actually, the full moon does affect their sleeping patters, or their moods. It’s not until I’ve started harping on about it on my Instagram that they’ve realised. So now, I have a whole load of moon junkies and I love it! Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it maybe?
I recently read Material Girl, Mystical World by Ruby Warrington, and even though it took me far too long to finish it, it has really cemented the fact that I am on the right road. It’s such a brilliant introduction to everything a little bit woo, or, as Ruby calls it, Now Age. Tarot, astrology, birth charts (loved reading mine, it couldn’t be more me if it tried!) crystals, and some more crazier things which don’t float my boat at all, but, yeah baby. I am into spiritual shit and I like it!
I think maybe my little hippie side has been rubbing off on my (fellow Aries!) side kick, as at the weekend he spent some of his hard earned pocket money on a crystal he spotted – he now has two, and he was *so* interested in what this one would help him with. How many other 8 year olds would have a clue about charging crystals? Mine did, he knew straight away it meant under the full moon. Love that kid! I’m yet to find a bigger crystal that calls to me, but when I do, I will be buying it! We’re off to a holistic fair at the end of the month and I cannot wait! I have a feeling quite a few of our chakras (mine and the blokes) will need addressing and re-balancing…..
I’m also really getting my head around natural remedies, aside of diffusing my oils, I want to make my own creations, sleepy pillow sprays, mood and energy boosting oils to take out with me, or to use at my desk. I love everything from Neal’s Yard Remedies, from their ingredients to their packaging, so I might have to invest in a few of those as well, all in the name of research mind! Plus more books, books, books! I’ve switched a few of our cleaning products to more natural based ones, and, even though I am always going to be crazy about skincare advances, botox and the like, I kind of want to see how powerful the more natural based products can be. Certainly on the kids skin, my teenager is so quick to jump on the prescribed cream from the doctors, but we’re trying a new, natural brand at the moment, which I’m hoping will help change her mind. She’s the harder of my two to convince, C will trust anything I tell him, whereas H will question most things. I kind of like both, they’re at different stages in life, it’s interesting (if not challenging!) to watch them and hopefully teach them a few new things as I learn them.
So, in a not so little nutshell, this blog is going to have quite a few more posts about all things now age, if I can’t write about it on my own site, then what even is this world! I’m not sure where to start yet, I keep being called back to Reiki, but I’m also really interested in physical massage with oils. I need to find the right starting point and then trust that I’ll find myself on the right road.
But, as they say, watch this space! Oh, and if you could also stick around that would be good, I’m not going crazy, I promise. I did that years ago…..