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Some favorite tea-related Etsy finds…

How amazing is this? A perfect combination for tea and literature lovers during the Halloween season. Find it here.

Mmmm, make-your-own chai! Love this, find it here.

For any matcha lovers, this bowl is perfect! Find it here.

So cute! Find it here.

A unique and beautiful tea bowl. Find it here.

Okay, so I have a few things to add to my Amazon wishlist today : )

Enjoy!

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I love doing an oracle card reading for myself when I am facing a particular issue, or even when I just want to know the energy trends surrounding me. This morning after a peaceful meditation, I pulled cards from the Angel Answers deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.

IMG_0485The cards I got were: Big, happy Changes, It’s Up to You, Success, Helpful People, Yes, and Ask for Help from Others. When I pull cards for myself, I also believe that they are world energies. The cards in my reading also apply to anyone who might be reading this blog post.

Basically, have hope, you will be successful, ask for and accept the help that comes to you because nothing big is accomplished in isolation. And remember, it’s up to you! You have free will on this journey through life. What do you want most? What is your soul calling for you to do, be, or become? You can do it!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

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I have often written about journaling on this blog. However, I have recently transitioned to automatic writing for about 20 minutes every morning. This has allowed me to tap into a higher guidance system. Rather than writing about problems or fears I am having, I pose a question, connect with my higher self, and allow myself to write down the wisdom that comes to me. I have found this to be both empowering and healing, as it allows me to step out of my day-to-day story and into a higher perspective.

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This morning I sat in my meditation corner, listening to healing music, wrapped in a cozy blanket. I had trouble sleeping last night because a lot was on my mind. A project I am involved in is taking longer than I had hoped to get off the ground, and there is a lot up in the air. Instead of harping on this story, I wrote this:

What is the potential for you, if you were able to see the future as something that could be known–that there are many probable future destinations. You have the power to choose which outcome you would most like to see. The outcome you would like should be focused on solely for it to come into physical manifestation. You can draw pictures, create a vision board, and ask to see this for the highest good. When you think of how to serve others, your power increases significantly. It you were to focus on numbers and money, people would sense your fear and stay far away. But, when you focus on service and affirm that you will receive more than enough to meet your needs, all will be done in Divine Timing.

Much more empowering than a whiny journal entry about money!

If you happen to be in the area, I’m giving a workshop on Intuitive Journaling at Terraloka Wellness in Kent, CT on October 11th. Comment below if you’d like to join!

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It has been almost exactly a year since I last posted on SpiritualiTea. Although there have been many changes, my overall mission has remained the same: to offer a warm, safe space to explore spirituality (with tea).

What has been going on for me? Well, I became a life coach (yay!), began doing professional intuitive readings, left my job…more on that in a later post. I’m currently living life on my terms and have never felt happier, or more inspired! I began creating other blogs that I thought would perhaps express my new self, but in the end I’ve come back to SpiritualiTea as my home.

I’m excited to begin posting here again with a new voice and renewed passion.

There will be book suggestions, helpful resources, musings on my own spiritual life, and of course tea!

I also have a new feature: I will soon be venturing into the video podcasting world, and I hope to take you along with me! Each week I will post a new video providing an intuitive reading for the coming week’s energies. Grab a cup of tea and sit down with me on Sunday morning to find out what the week will bring for you.

Finally, I have two exciting offerings: the first is an online course that trains you to be a SpiritualiTea Facilitator in your community. Learn how to start a group, keep it going, gain members, find friends, and make a little extra money along the way!

Second, I am offering private intuitive readings by phone or Skype. I would love to get to know you and offer clear, accurate, empowering guidance on any challenges you are currently facing.

It feels good to be back.

Peace,
Shannon

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Hi everyone! I invite you to check out the sister blog to SpiritualiTea, Gaia Girls. I am beginning to pursue life coaching certification, and I plan on specializing in working with teen girls and young women. Gaia Girls will have lots of fun information about spirituality, meditation, and will chronicle my own journey as a coach. There is also information about how you can work with me if you’re interested! I will continue to occasionally update SpiritualiTea, but most of my work will now be on Gaia Girls. I look forward to seeing you over there!

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I’m beginning a 6 week blog series on living a more eco-friendly life. Simple changes can make a big difference. The first step in this series is becoming aware and mindful of how we interact with our environment, and where we can begin to make changes.

Take a few minutes to consider things like your shopping habits, the amount of time you spend outside, and your cleaning products. Over the next 6 weeks I will go more deeply into these topics. For today, look around your house. Are you surrounded by plants, try to use recycled paper products, and are mindful of packaging? Or are you using toxic products, buying GMO food items, and wasting paper?

Being “eco-friendly” has become a buzz-word in our culture. But what does it really mean? Is it just buying recycled paper towels and recycling most of the time? In this series I’d like to reflect not only on the products we use, but the way we think about and interact with nature. Do you spend time each day feeling appreciative of the trees and grass that surround you? Do you send positive thoughts and appreciation to the flowers that provide beauty each day?

In addition to looking around your house, take some time to feel grateful for the nature that surrounds you. Earth is such a beautiful place. Let’s spend the next 6 weeks becoming more mindful of our habits, and reflecting on the intense beauty of summer.

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This summer I spent some time shopping around for a soy candle. I had read that commonly used paraffin candles leach chemicals into the air when burned, so I wanted to buy something that was clean and eco-friendly. A lot of candles I saw looked nice and smelled wonderful, but were over $20…that’s a lot for a candle! Finally, when I was in Newport, Rhode Island on vacation I saw this candle at Green Envy Eco-Boutique

The brand is Phebes and I personally liked the green tea scent, though I believe lemongrass was the most popular. The candle was only $15, has lasted since August, and smells great! Lighting a candle feels special and ceremonial. Seeing fire lights up a deeper, more spiritual part of our being and invites relaxation and contemplation. My evenings had been very hectic and I was having difficulty slowing down. Recently I decided that 9:15 until 10:00 is my designated “quiet time.” I can choose to read, write, or meditate, but I promised myself to turn off all electronics: no television, cell phone, or computer.

My candle is an integral part of my evening ritual. By lighting it, I set the tone for a sacred, separate space from the rest of my day. By blowing it out, the end of this space is signified and my mind and body know that it is time for bed. I highly suggest using a candle in a daily ritual. Rituals give us something to look forward to and create a rhythm in our day. Lighting a candle in this space will provide calm, peace, and warmth, something all of us could use a little more of.

 

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