Category: light worker

I’m Back After Spiritual Maintenance

It feels good to sit down and write to you. It’s been awhile since I last posted, I found myself drained, uninspired, and wanting to crawl into one of the books I was reading. I wanted to be alone. The kind of alone where you sit with you thoughts and are able to honor them like a passing fish in a stream. Sudden, seen, and admired.I like to think of my absence as spiritual maintenance, an image of me walking the mountain path to the temple of my Self. 

It was during my time away that I reexamined my relationship with my spirituality. Since moving to the city and changing jobs, I found myself disconnected to what I valued, I felt lost. I wasn’t depressed, rather frustrated with myself that I wasn’t able to find the answers I needed to heal. It turned out that I was the answer all along, I needed to do the work, I needed to be alone. 

There were days where I cried, got angry, and even felt nothing. It was all a journey, the deeper I went into my temple, the more alive I felt. During my “retreat” into my Self, I was able to acknowledge my shadows, strengthen my light, and discover new realms within my practice.

My journal became my safe space, my companion during my solitude. I brought it with my everywhere I went, It held my secrets, dreams, and the aspects of myself that were sacred. I was able to color and write my emotions and ideas on the page without judgement, releasing everything that was on my mind in a loving way. Throughout my day I would write. From a single word to a stream of consciousnesses, I welcomed the honesty.

I also pulled oracle cards every morning, asking my guides for their wisdom. With my daily mantra I would choose a crystal, mala, and an essential oil that aligned with that energy. It became a ritual, something that made me feel supported and listened to. Along with journaling and oracle readings, I found myself stepping onto my mat at least twice a day. I would stretch and meditate in the morning and flow in the afternoon. The variety of movement gave me another outlet to filter my emotions and thoughts through.

My healing process was a collection of daily habits, they all worked together to bring me back to my Self. Here are some more of my favorite routines:

  • Morning/Afternoon podcast during my walk to work.
  • Reading during breakfast and before bed.No social media in the morning or evening.
  • Saturday & Sunday herbal bath.
  • Filtering my emails to be solely inspirational and full of spiritual/self-care goodness.
  • Changing my route to work, I chose to walk on more tree lined streets and near parks.
  • Stretching before bed.
  • Savoring every cup of tea I made.
  • Taking an afternoon break at work to do a 20 min workout.

Below you will find some of the tools I used in the Temple of Self. You can use these in your own life to reawaken your passion, align your energy, and to find balance within your beautiful chaos.

Podcasts: Yoga Girl, Soul Feed, Let It Out, Light Work, The Flowerlounge, Truth & Dare, Highest Self

Essential Oils: Clear Mind by Little Moon

Oracle Decks: Spirit De Lune, Work Your Light, The Universe Has Your Back

Books: Body Kindness, Lunar Abundance, White Hot Truth

When I was 4 years old I chose to be a Buddhist whos god was Mother Nature. I believed in magick, faeries, and mermaids. I spent most of my time reading fairytales and having tea parties with my cat, Skeeter.

As I grew up my connection with nature became stronger, I found myself forming bonds with the natural world. My intuitive self awakening every time I walked through the woods or sat in a garden. I wanted my hands deep into the earthy dirt, there was comfort in the wet coolness.

Each day my hands would be stained with colors of nature, a collage of wonders I found myself drawn to.

In high school I began practicing witchcraft, yoga, and crystal meditation. My mental health state needed something to balance it. I sought softness and light because I tended to wade between the shadows of my emotions.  I wanted to embody my soul and I knew that crafting personalized rituals would strengthen me. Give me that sense of bold confidence that I lacked, I no longer want to be in the colorless and lifeless realm of my body image disorder.

I knew that my spiritual self was my savior, I was my own healer.

Everything I believed in since I was 4 years old stayed with me, it became the foundation to my spirituality. It was an evolution of how I viewed the world, and imagination was the root to it all.

When it came to spiritual labels I found myself never being able to fit in, I was always a blend of cultural and religious beliefs. I found connection through story and deities to be so profound, that all religious became united. I knew that my feminist perspective influenced how I chose to worship.

Over the years I have gained a spiritual council: Tara, Mother Nature, Skeeter, and the Fae. They have become my divine caretakers, a circle of feminine energy. You can call it sisterhood or soul keepers, these guides hold my prayers and affirmations in the light of their creation.

I’m not ashamed of my practices because brave mysticism creates magic.

I still believe in faeries, mermaids, nature spirits, and spells. I hold magick, crystals, and herbalism close to my heart. I worship goddesses, wear malas, pray to the moon, and find my soul path in the stars. I choose to believe in what makes me happy, content, and brave. Because when I embody my intuitive self I am the closest to my truth.

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According to the Vedic calendar, today is Guru Purnima, a full moon day, which is dedicated to giving gratitude to all the Gurus (spiritual teachers, mentors and guides) we meet on our path, including our own inner Self.

The true meaning of Guru is “one who dispels darkness of ignorance”. “Gu” means “darkness of ignorance” and “Ru” means “one who removes”.

It’s a good day to reflect on your journey so far and give thanks to anyone in your life who has supported you, uplifted you and encouraged you along the way. This can be parents, siblings, teachers, neighbours, friends or colleagues to name a few.

It is often, not the grandest of gestures that have made the biggest difference in a person’s life. But the smallest of things done with great love. So let us set the intention of putting love behind everything we say and do so that we can invoke this Guru Principle within us all.

Happy Guru Purnima 💜🙏🏼😊

– Pooja, Om Holistic Wellbeing