Full Moon + New Year + New Habits

By: Ginger

This new year isn’t trying to hold back. We’re stepping through with every possible opportunity we can. With the full moon on the first in Cancer (does anyone else feel like they need to be more grounded?) it’s time to focus on our home. This is where we take what we need from. It’s more than just comforts. It’s a place of balance. My full moon ritual for this cycle is based on digging in so we can place roots that go so deep change moves through us.

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I’ve had a lot of goals come to the surface since the last dark moon. Emotions can and generally do run high during the full moon. This will also be a Supermoon. It’s closer so it will appear 30% brighter. Let’s go with the energy will be stronger too. Let’s come out of this with a solid plan of action.

With my ritual we’ll need Canela Prayers Clay Mask, your choice of tea* (I’ll leave a personal recipe at the end if you’d like a suggestion) a mirror, favorite incense, piece of paper and pencil. While pulling on your own inner needs apply the Canela Prayers Clay Mask. This will bring in the earth element that’s critical for grounding. Set up your incense on your mirror. Get your tea going. You’re currently creating your space, this is all yours, only your energy is here. Let yourself relax into this.
Now remove your mask. You’ve detoxed your skin...pulled impurities away. The Bentonite Clay has left your skin smelling and feeling amazing. Hold onto that moment just for awhile.

Once your tea is ready, it’s now time to get comfortable in front of the mirror and paper. Light the incense and sip your tea. Whenever you’re ready start listing your goals of 2018. Anything that’s bubbled to the surface.
I often use tarot to direct my thoughts and the Empress card came forward when I sat down to find my focus for this ritual. Growing roots (which will come from last years seeds) will bring prosperity and abundance. Balancing home life. Finding peace in decisions, and searching for your center.

Even as I list those out I had a heavy moment of “well couldn’t we just learned to cook better?” Life has a sense of humor somewhere. I’m practically chugging tea at this point too. How do we balance our home? List the chaos that’s there. Uncertain schedules? Loved ones making choices that’s not playing to the team? Frustrations from a significant other? Or are you unhappy with how you handle things? Remember to keep in mind how the things you write down are making you feel, there’s a solution in that.
What brings negativity to your life? Outside forces. Ones that are selfish and just need
something from you. Things that demand way more then they are willing to give. And when they have to give... it’s a battle? There’s no easy answer here. It’s catching the details and making quick decisions. When it comes to ourselves being the one not taking action and creating the chaos it’s time to look at motivation and why. We want our seeds to grow, not have the energy pulled away from them. If it’s outside forces it’s time to cut ties. If it’s yourself...look for inner strength and motivate yourself to change.

Finding your center starts with how you care for your body, mind and soul. Making healthier choices, being mindful and knowledgeable about what you need. Through self care such as the products we put on our body, the food that we eat... It’s how Gaia speaks to us. Nurtures us.

Drink-Tea
 

Winter Tea Recipe


• 1 teaspoon calendula flowers
• 1 teaspoon peppermint
• Lavender blossoms
• And a splash of tea to taste if you prefer (use non caffeinated)

Wise Roots Living
How to start my day happy?

By Ginger:

Beauty is more than a perception. It's easy to work on the outside but how can we do more; how can we focus on the inside?

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Having a morning ritual that is dedicated to you is vital in today's world. Having the chance to tap into a primitive energy that provides the base of a positive self-image is critical for our standard of living. Once the alarm goes off we're pressed into motion to get our day going. Taking just a little time to slow down, to focus will set the intentions for your day. With your own ritual of self-care, you will bring awareness and consistency to your day.

Products, styles, and the choices we make every day define us. Push yourself to go further. Why not find a deeper root, one that is actually created for you. Wise Root Living is that. Created with intention, created to mean and be more. Using ingredients we can all tap into to find our meaning. This is where growth happens.

Most wake up and start the kurig, which is a good first step. What ensues after that? Add a little something more. Light a candle or some incense to get your favorite scent in the air.

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When you change the environment through a sense you're creating your space. This is sacred and helps keep you whole. Take some time to just focus on you. Think about your intentions today. All demands on hold. Where are you? I like to wash my face with Diosa Rituals then sit in my favorite chair and watch outside for awhile. Splash my Mist of Gaia and breath in the power of its aromatherapy. Then use Caribeña Glow moisturizer and seek a calm demeanor. 30 minutes of process time can change the whole tone to the day. This is where self-care begins. Conscious action combined with consciously taking the time for your core needs.

Frankincense is a sacred scent and oil. It relieves stress and inflammation. My anxiety starts when I'm waking up and trying to organize my day.

 

The scent instantly relaxes me. Rose is packed full of antioxidants, is an anti-strident and antiseptic which in the most simplest terms saves my oily skin from breakouts. But it's more than that. When I start my ritual rose has ties to positive self-image. It's beauty that can bite back through thorns. It's knowing I choose what's best for me through conscious choices.

This is just one way to take a step back. Given the way this world has evolved and moved towards mass production of what we want; there's so much beauty in what we need. Our environment provides so much for us. By turning back to the essence of natural ingredients we pull the energy from Gaia. Find our roots and use that to turn our focus inward. Starting a ritual is one step. Using natural ingredients adds the next layer. Wisdom comes from being awaken to what and how you're doing something. When it's natural products used in your self-created sacred space the focus and intent are all on you. You awaken your inner beauty. Your body isn't processing any filler agents that it doesn't naturally recognize. That is healthy. Let Gaia nurture your soul. That is being whole. Educating yourself grows Wise Roots.