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When In Doubt, Smudge It Out!

What is smudging? A simple art of cleansing yourself and your environment, using simple ritual. Smudging is a Native American tradition but have been practiced ALL over the world! Our bodies, homes and objects around us are not just physical matter. They are delicately complex invisible energy. Cleansing our space or bodies by smudging clears up all the emotional crap and negative energies that gathered up.

You simply burn a sage bundle (smudge stick) or herbs in abalone shell (pictured below) or some sort of burn proof container. Light your smudge stick with matches or a lighter. Holding it up to the flame for a few seconds but gently blowing out the flame. You just want smoke.  Anytime Im smudging my home or object. I walk around holding the sage bundle, letting the smoke gather all around. Or around that object.

Smudging calls on spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and put you back into a state of peace and balance. Sounds crazy? Scientifically burning sage and other herbs release negative ions that research linked to positive moods. The smell of Sage increases oxygen supply to the brain. Making muscle tension relaxed. The smoke from burning herbs changes the molecules of air and energy. The sense of smell is powerful. Burning sage along with other herbs have been found to be very effective aromatherapy.

Smudging can be done daily to ease your mind and help with meditation like I do. Or when your feeling down, anxious, fearful or just want a pick me up. Light up some sage! Smudge your new home or environment to clean it up. Bought something new? Smudge it to get rid of any possible negative energies. I salt water cleanse my crystals as well as smudging them too.

“when in doubt, smudge it out”

Just wanted to share with you all a little on smudging. Use your sources to look deeper into it. Check out my Shop GG section to get you some herbal incense to burn as well as my smudge kits! Will be adding more goodies like individual smudge sticks, abalone shells or burning pods, more herbal incense and much more for your Goddess needs.

A Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away

Some of you might of seen me on SnapChat taking a shot of apple cider vinegar. Might be wondering why would I drink such a strong not so tasty thing? I’m going to share some of the benefits but first please take note of this.

Make sure you buy the organic unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar. The one with ‘the mother’ in it! This is the one I use:


Don’t take no more than 2 tablespoons a day. I usually take one in the morning and one at night. They say don’t take it straight because it can ruin the enamel on your teeth but I’ve also read that gargling apple cider vinegar can whiten your teeth. I haven’t tried that. Also it can burn the tissues in your mouth and throat. My advice is to dilute your 2 tablespoons with 8 ounces of water or if you want to take a shot of apple cider vinegar, rinse your mouth with water and drink lots of water after. You can also incorporate apple cider vinegar to your diet by using it as salad dressing, add it to your juice or smoothies and soups!

Don’t like the taste? Try mixing 2tbsp apple cider vinegar with 8oz of water and squeezing in some lemon or adding 1tbsp of honey to slightly cover up the icky taste! Or mix in with your organic juice or smoothies.

1. Detox Your Body

Apple cider vinegar can help promote circulation and detoxify the liver. Acid in apple cider vinegar can merge onto toxins which can assist in removing toxins from the body. Taking a apple cider vinegar bath is another way to detox your body. Pouring 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in warm/hot bath water will help pull out toxins as well. Soak until the water gets cold.

2. Clear Up Sinuses and Cold

Apple cider vinegar’s many talents is to break up mucus. It definitely clears up your sinuses. (try adding apple cider vinegar to my allergy tea) Since it’s a antibacterial, it can also prevent sinus and cold infections. I got under the weather two weeks ago. I had a water bottle which I added 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and I felt better the next day.

3. Sore Throat

Even though it could burn the tissues of throat but gargling warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar can help soothe your itchy throat.

4. Digestive Aid

Sometimes we might eat something and will have our stomachs messed up! Drinking diluted apple cider vinegar can settle your stomach. Antibiotic properties and bacteria fighting power that helps.

5. Weight Loss

Consuming apple cider vinegar can you make you feel fuller and eat less. Acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar can also slow fat accumulation.

6. Energy
Potassium and enzymes in apple cider vinegar help give you a boost of energy. I like adding 2tbsp to my water on the days I work out.

7. Facial Cleanser

Dilute apple cider finer with water and apply to a cotton ball. Rubbing on your face can tone and balance your skins pH levels.

8. Natural Home Cleaner

This sounds crazy after consuming and bathing with apple cider vinegar. But mixing equal parts apple cider and water makes a great non toxic household cleaner! All the bacteria fighting power in apple cider helps kill those germs.

 

Disclaimer

These are some ways I’ve used apple cider vinegar and read up on. I’m not a doctor and I’m not telling you to ditch everything and use only apple cider vinegar. But this is what I know from reading up and googling. Also from my experience. Always check with your doctor and use common sense!

If you try any of these ways or find other ways to use apple cider vinegar be sure to email me at grocerygoddess14@gmail.com or leave a comment on my Instagram @TheGroceryGoddess Feel free to ask questions as well!

 

 

Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra also known as the Naval Chakra because it’s located at the naval. The 3rd Chakra.  This fiery chakra focuses on personal power, sense of self and of self worth! Solar Plexus is associated with stress. Keeping this chakra balanced is important. When it’s power is awakened, we feel fearless and any obstacles in our path is burned away! Practical ways to balance this chakra is to laugh, watch a fire, work out, eat yellow foods or wear the color yellow. I personally love lighting my home up with sunflowers. Element of fire. The sun, our inner fire and spirit. It’s hard now a days with our society today to experience these inner meanings as truths to our lives. I have trouble with it. I’m learning to love myself more, to find that inner fire and self worth. That’s why I’m reading, learning and sharing with you all this journey of bettering myself. I want you to better yourself as well!

Mantra: I Can
Element: Fire
Color: Yellow
Location: Naval
Spiritual Connection: growth, personal power, harnessing dreams
Organs: stomach
Food: pineapple, bananas, bee pollen, milk, ginger, coconut water, corn, brown rice, lemons

 

3,2,1 Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Blend all together and enjoy!
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