New Aunty M Products

22528374_1316133098496679_7186333018975430975_nI’m so excited to get back into the creative rhythm of things again! This year has been a constant flow of change. One of the things that can help you make needed changes is incorporating my Aunty M Conjure or Witch of Walkerville products. They are very versatile, easy to use and are effective in getting what you want.

One of my favorite blends is my Cleopatra Oil, a classic Hoodoo recipe. A sexy, beautiful, floral blend for attracting a partner and enhancing your sexual attraction. Bath salts went out on the shelves this week. Enjoy the set as a fragrance, or set your intentions and make some magic.

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One of my most talked about subjects at Smudge is reversal magic, cord cutting and protection. No one wants the negative effects of jealousy, gossip, or trouble shadowing you. People tend to get a bit confused with reversal work thinking it results in bad Karma. Setting boundaries and taking care of your own well being is part of necessary self care. Sending bad juju back to someone who sent it to you is like giving back someone their rotten apple. Take action and send that sh*t back where it belongs. This blend also is a strong hex breaker if someone has thrown something undesirable your way. Evil spirits have no chance when you use Hex Breaker. Cleansing baths are an easy and effective way of clearing negativity from your aura. When you’ve had enough, come see us at Smudge.

Award of Recognition from Hiatus House

12188913_782521405191187_5219999858531855462_nDuring my life there are several people, organizations, and programs that have really made an impact on me in my journey to betterment. It has been a long one, but with hard work, many mistakes to learn from, and support from organizations like the Hiatus House, my children and I wouldn’t be where we are today.

It’s an honor for me to raise money and awareness for this amazing organization so they can continue to help families break the cycle of abuse. To continue to meet the growing demand of women, men and children who need help and support both mentally, physically and financially, it’s important for people like you and me to do our part to raise awareness, and also funds to keep these programs running.Our restaurant staff Shining the light 2014!

Last Thursday, I was so touched and honored to receive and award of recognition from them at their annual meeting. It was a delicious dinner surrounded by wonderful people  dedicated to helping people through the process of changing their life. Change isn’t an easy task. It takes hard work, dedication to the changes you need to make, a good support system and resources to help you create a healthier life. Incorporating spiritual, psychological and physical techniques are necessary to create successful change in your life. Hiatus House offers the help, support and programs to help people do just that.

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Since I have opened Smudge, I have been able to bring more awareness to domestic violence & mental health, talking to people who come in seeking help, or message me privately online. I have been inspired by stories of survival, and by women overcoming the hardest obstacles to obtain a new and healthier life for their family. Even though I see a difference in people opening to receiving help with these issues, there still is a stigma that needs to be broken. The more we talk about it, do something about it in our own lives, and support others with an open heart, the bigger we create change, on a broader scale.

Being able to share my own story of childhood, and relationship abuse has not only been healing for myself, but it gives people the reassurance that they are not alone, not crazy, and it’s OK to get help.  Domestic abuse comes in many forms and is not just limited to physical violence. If you are in an abusive situation, but are not sure what to do, or if you have questions, contact Hiatus House, and check out their website. There is always help and support for your situation.

 

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Summer Love is in the Air! New products at Smudge!

I absolutely love summer! Sandals, sun dresses, hot days outside by the water & nature, long days, Bar B Q’s, and of course thunder storms! I can just go on and on! As you already know, I’m a lover of decor, and making my space cozy, calm and just plain lovely.  I also love crystal and inspiring jewelry, and I know you do too! There is nothing easier than incorporating style and positive energy into your everyday look.  So stop on by and check out the summer lovin’ items at Smudge that you are going to adore!

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Imagine feeling the warm evening breeze whisking by, enjoying a book or just taking in the peacefulness. A cherished moment in your busy life. You hear the song of happy birds, and crickets are beginning to chirp. You close your eyes in gratitude for this relaxing time.  Candles are lit, sending out your desire to the universe, the smell of peaceful incense fills the air. You take in the aroma of Meditation Blessed Oil you applied earlier, and relax even deeper. Pretty chimes fill the air with the reassurance that all is well, and your guides are near. You have surrounded yourself in comfort. Something that is so important to give to yourself, but you seem to fill your time with everything but. Taking time to yourself is important to recharge and reset, so you can function to your full capacity, feel grounded, and sort out what you need to keep and let go in your life.

From setting up a fairy garden, to adding  a whimsical feel to your space, we have some fun and pretty items to add the energy and feel you want. You don’t want to miss out! Here are some great items we have at Smudge to add amazing energy, ambiance and style to yourself and your environment this summer.

Did you know that plants and animals love healing crystals? I always charge up someIMG_1270 clear and rose quartz along with green calcite and add it to my planters and garden. Placing rose quartz around your home brings in love and healing, and calms the heart. In Feng Shui rose quartz is the love cure. I have rose quartz all over my home. Even my fish loves it. ( I have the crystals outside the tank as some are water soluble)

 

coventryCandles add warmth and atmosphere, but adding Coventry Candles adds magick to your space! Add a warm glow, and manifest your desires with our extensive selection of spell candles! We have jar candles that burn for seven days, plain candles that you can customize just for your own unique desire, and of course our best selling Coventry and Dorothy Morison lines that come ready to go.  From love and romance, to opening a new path, to psychic protection, we have it all. Come on in and let us teach you how to use the power of traditional candle magick, goal setting, and intention to boost your personal power.

Wind chimes add a whimsical, magickal ambiance to your home and garden. The practice of Feng-Shui helped to read the knowledge of a wind chimes calming and balancing influence in the home. The number of tubes on a wind chime produce 18838882_1197122433731080_1272083282979046879_ndifferent results.  Five, six or eight tubes will work well in promoting Wealth. Five tubes represent the five elements consisting of fire, earth, metal, water and wood .They attract excellent Chi and Prosperity from five directions, north, south, east, west and the center. Six tubes represent Big Metal and luck form heaven. Eight tubes represent Prosperity Blessings are the most  popular. Most consultants will recommend using Five tubes when you want to  suppress bad luck.Use six and eight tubes if you wish to attract good luck. (from Mama Feng Shui)

Dream catchers, sometimes referred to as Sacred Hoops, are a beautiful and magickal addition to any room. The Ojibwe traditionally used dream catchers as talismans to protect sleeping people, usually children, from bad dreams and nightmares. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. When hung above the bed in a place where the morning sunlight can hit it, the dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day. (from legomenon.com) At Smudge, we carry authentic native dream catchers beautifully crafted by local tribes, along with some New Age style dream catchers.

18620121_1192379247538732_5888229875815506428_nSummer Boho Jewelry is a favorite of mine! We have unique and fun earrings, necklaces and bracelets in for the summer! Gorgeous aromatherapy lockets, crystal wrap and silver jewelry and much more. Get earthy and connected with our Artigiano artisan crystal jewelry, my new Gaia jewelry that is Award Winning, along with  some featured lines just for the summer. There is something for everyone! Come on in and check out our unique products and jewelry lines exclusive to Smudge.

Essential oils are hot right now! Add your favorite blend to your diffuser, or wear as a 19105617_1210121415764515_3362084907886091989_nhealing perfume. My new line of Blessing Oils are a new hot seller, along with matching bath products that smell gorgeous and carry the healing vibrations of your intention. Classic blends are also available along with single oils so you can create your own blend.

There are so many unique and wonderful items available at Smudge Metaphysical waiting to enhance your unique style and magickal practice. You are amazing in your own beautiful way, and at Smudge we celebrate that. Stop by today and celebrate with us! The love of summer along with the love of self. See you soon!

 

New Blessing Oil Products!

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I am so excited to release this amazing product line!  It’s been in the works for a while, perfecting it, making sure it was blended and charged just so.

The healing properties of the oils, herbs and salts are an easy addition to your spiritual journey and growth. This line is not only formulated for spiritual connection and support, it also keeps you grounded while doing so. Four oils correspond with the Archangel energy of Michael, Raphael, Uriel & Gabriel.  St. Joseph for home blessing, and protection.

It is important to always make sure you are grounded before meditation, or any psychic

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work. Being ungrounded while focusing only on your upper energy centers leads to anxiety, scattered thinking, and mental unbalance.  In times of stress and change, being rooted in stability is important to adapt and adjust to new situations and road bumps. Incorporating my Blessed line can be a healing support through change and personal evolution.

If you feel bogged down and overwhelmed, Aura 911, Healing Power, and Roots is for you. If you are trying to open up your intuitive powers, then give Ascension, Third Eye, and Communication a try. Guardian Angel, and Supreme Protector are powerful protection blends. Past Life, and Meditation blend will help open up a spiritual channel to knowledge.

19105617_1210121415764515_3362084907886091989_nSpiritual bath’s are an easy and powerful way to cleanse and balance your auric system, so I’ve created soap and bath salt blends that go with three of the main oils. The salts are a blend of Himalayan, Dead Sea and Epsom. These blended together will sooth skin irritations, release toxins, and absorb the negative energy you have picked up throughout your day, and more! The specially formulated essential oils and herbs add healing, vibrational, and aromatherapy qualities to the salt & soap.  Right now I have three of the main necessities in a set, and I’m working on one more.

I know you will absolutely love these new products as much as I do! The aroma and vibe are incredible!

And don’t forget with your purchase of my Blessing line, you help support the programs at Hiatus House. Spiritual growth and helping others to create a better life for their family. That’s what your purchase from Smudge Metaphysical is all about.

 

What to Expect at a Psychic Reading at Smudge

I am very proud to say that we have had some of this area’s most talented psychics offer their services here at Smudge. Every day people ask questions regarding what they will experience during a reading. I’m going to answer some of those today for you. First of all, here’s a bit of a background of what I consider a good and honest reader and what is expected when you are a psychic at Smudge.

First of all, I’m going to say that yes, of course, they are good. I’m not just saying that because they work for me and I want to make money. Over the years I have gone to many psychics and I know of some very talented ones in this area. We (including my regular psychic) will refer people to other readers in this area if we think their needs would be better met elsewhere, and vice versa.  We strongly believe, and practice, that we are all here to serve and have others best interest in mind. So always be assured that you will be happy, even if you don’t know what type of reading or reader to see, we can help you figure that out.

Next I will discuss the psychic ethics we practice here at Smudge. Personal boundaries and respect are very important to us, especially energetic ones. You never need to feel uncomfortable or vulnerable coming here because invasive reading of people is not permitted. Your privacy is also very important to us, and we don’t disclose any of your personal information that is discussed here. In other words, what happens at Smudge, stays at Smudge.

Since everyone is different, each psychic is different. Some are vague in their messages, some are very specific. Some readers keep their eyes closed during the reading, some will look off to the side of you, and some right at you. Some only read cards. Some psychics don’t give out any “bad” information. Some shoot from the hip. Our in house psychic is very specific and delivers a very detailed reading. If she is not sure of something, she will say so.

Some people are afraid to hear anything bad in their reading. I consider a good reading one that delivers true information. If you remove the labels of bad and good information, you get a valuable reveal of knowledge. If you change your perception of “bad” information to knowledge, this gives you personal power to change things in your life to avoid pitfalls, bad decisions, and being taken advantage of.

We offer a number of psychic services. Our main psychic that is here is a clairvoyant psychic medium. Her gifts include communicating with those who have passed on, accessing past lives, reading objects or jewelry, and foretelling future events. She also uses the tarot for part of her reading. We also have an increasing need for Psychic Support, and she has been helping many clients manage their new found, or born with abilities, teach protective techniques, along with spiritual counselling.

In your reading, you will get information as it comes to the reader. Often there is so much information, she will go a bit over the hour if time permits. Issues are always dealt with compassion and understanding. The love for helping others through life’s ups and downs is always apparent during a reading at Smudge.

If you are not satisfied, or for some reason you are unable to be read that day, your reading is on us. On the rare occasion this has happened. All in all, we have a growing reputation and community that travels to us for readings. From north of Toronto to down south United States.

So come on in and enjoy a psychic reading, have a tea, and share our space. I think you will really enjoy your time here.

Incense Correspondances

Incense is one of our big sellers at Smudge, and is the simplest, purest and cheapest way toIncense stick. Aromatherapy make your living space fragrant. Most incense combines aromatic plant matter with essential oils, and is designed to burn slowly and evenly, producing aromatic smoke. We carry a large variety of loose, boxed, rope, cone and resin incense.

Here are some incense correspondences to help you chose your  incense:

African Violet: Burned for protection and to promote spirituality within the home.
Allspice: Burned to attract both good luck and money.
Aloe: Burned to attract good fortune, love, spiritual vibrations and strength.
Althea: Burned for protection and to stimulate the psychic powers.
Anise seeds: Burned as a meditation incense.
Basil: Burned to exorcise and protect against evil entities and to attract fidelity, love, good luck, sympathy, and wealth.
Bay: Burned to facilitate the psychic powers, and to induce prophetic dream visions.
Bayberry: Burned mainly to attract money.
Benzoin: Burned for purification and to attract prosperity.
Bistort: Burned with Frankincense to aid divination.
Bracken: Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain.
Cedar: Burned for purification, to stimulate or strengthen the psychic powers, attract love, prevent nightmares.
Cinnamon: Burned for protection and to attract money, stimulate and strengthen the psychic powers and to aid in healing.
Citron: Burned in rituals to aid healing and also to strengthen psychic powers.
Clove: Burned to dispel negativity, purify sacred and magickal spaces, attract money, and stop or prevent the spread of gossip.
Coconut: Burned for protection.
Copal: Burned for purification and to attract love.
Damiana: Burned to facilitate psychic visions.
Dittany of Crete: Burned to conjure spirits and to aid in astral projection
Dragon’s Blood: Burned to dispel negativity, exorcise evil supernatural entities, attract love, enhance psychic awareness, and restore male potency. Makes all other incenses stronger when added at the same time.
Elecampane: Burned to strengthen the clairvoyant powers and scrying abilities.
Fern: Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain. Also used  to exorcise evil supernatural entities
Frankincense: Burned to dispel negativity, purify magickal spaces, protect against evil, aid meditation, induce psychic visions, attract good luck, and honor Pagan deities.
Fumitory: Burned to exorcise demons, poltergeists and other evil entities.
Galangal: Burned to break the curses cast by sorcerers.
Ginseng Root: Burned to keep wicked spirits at bay, and for protection against all forms of evil.
Gotu Kola: Burned to aid meditation.
Heather: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits, and to produce rain.
Hibiscus Flowers: Burned to attract love.
Horehound: Burned as an offertory incense to the ancient Egyptian god Horus
Jasmine: burned to attract love and money, and also to induce dreams of a prophetic nature.
Juniper: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers. and also to break the curses and hexes cast by evil sorcerers.
Lavender: Burned to induce rest and sleep, and to attract love
Lilac: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers and to attract harmony into one’s life.
Mace: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers.
Mastic: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits, stimulate or increase the psychic powers, and intensify sexual desires. The magickal powers of other incenses are greatly increased when a bit of mastic is added. Mesquite: The magickal powers of all healing incenses are greatly enhanced by mesquite.
Mint: Burned to increase sexual desire, exorcise evil supernatural entities, conjure beneficial spirits, and attract money.
Myrrh: Burned (most commonly with Frankincense) for purification, consecration, healing, exorcism, and banishing evil.
Nutmeg: Burned to aid meditation, stimulate or increase the psychic powers and attract prosperity.
Patchouli: Burned to attract money and love, and also to promote fertility.
Pine: Burned for purification and to banish negative energies, exorcise evil supernatural entities and attract money.
Poppy Seeds: Burned to promote female fertility, and to attract love, good luck, and money.
Rose: Burned to increase courage, induce prophetic dreams, and attract love. Rose incense is used in all forms of love enchantment and possesses the strongest love vibration of any magickal incense.
Rosemary: Burned to purify, aid in healing, prevent nightmares, preserve youthfulness, dispel depression, attract fairy folk, and promote restful sleep and pleasant dreams.
Rue: Burned to help restore health.

 

 

 

 

Protection Techniques for All Ages

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Last week my son Tyrell came up to me and told me that he was tired of the spirits in his1010610_10153695640275236_6427715959754399345_n room.

“I feel like I’m being watched all the time.  I hear stuff moving all the time, and doors creaking and other noises. It’s annoying!”

My kids are used to seeing spirit activity. Unlike myself, they actually see spirit beings here and there, and Tyrell has experienced things that have scared him in the past. He shut his sensitivity down a few years ago, but recently they are coming back. Thankfully he feels more confident with them and himself and for this reason they are probably coming out again.

So I did a refresher…kid style…on protection and taking control of his gift.

Here is some info on energetic protection. I do not promote any intentional invoking or communicating with random beings, opening portals via Ouija board, etc, I also…

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Cutting Psychic Cords

Cutting cords doesn’t mean, “I don’t love you or care about you anymore.” Cord cutting doesn’t necessarily lead to break-ups or abandoned relationships. It simply means that you are releasing the dysfunctional parts of your relationships. Remember, fear is the opposite of love, and etheric cords (and all attachments) are created from fear”. Doreen Virtue

How do you know where and with whom you have a cord?

Most of us don’t ever ‘cut the cord’ of energy between ourselves and another – and energy cords are created
in nearly every close, emotional, or karmic interaction we have. You likely have an energy cord with your mother, siblings, friends, partner, co workers, and or someone you are currently in conflict with!

However, the nature of, strength, and benefit of each cord varies from day to day and from relationship to relationship. How can you tell if you have a cord with someone?

You can tell if you have an energy cord if you are preoccupied with an issue, situation, conservation, belief system, judgement, or attitude that belongs to someone else. Can’t ‘get over’ something? Chances are, there’s a cord linking you to this person, place or thing. You can also tell if you have a cord if you have a great amount of love, affection, and compassionate feelings for another. Basically, an energy cord is created between two people where an energetic exchange occurred – usually formed by an exchange of emotions or thought forms.

Since energy travels regardless of time and space, it’s important to remember that you can even have an energy cord between yourself and someone who you have never met – someone who knows about you or someone you interacted with on the internet! And, creating a cord can often take less than a minute – had an uncomfortable encounter with an angry shopper at your business, and still thinking about it? There may have been a cord created!

Consider these questions . . .

Currently obsessing over a fight you had yesterday?

Wondering what’s going on with your ex?

Becoming influenced by the belief systems of your parents?

Feeling judged by one of your co-workers?

Can’t stop feelings of anxiety about an upcoming interview?

– It may be time to cut some of those cords! –

But, cords can be beneficial, too!

Have you ever felt the need to call your best friend, only to find they call you first?

Just got into a new relationship, and feel the love building and strengthening for this person, even when they are not around?

Feel a strong bond for your daughter, son, or sister that was built out of love and protection?

These are cords you might want to keep, and maintain!

When should you get rid of a cord?

It’s time to get rid of a cord (cord cutting) whenever it is inhibiting the growth of you as a soul or preventing you from ‘moving forward’ in your life.

The most important thing to remember about ‘cutting a cord’, is that you aren’t ending a relationship – per se. While you can certainly have that intention, to end a relationship, the main purpose of cord cutting is to terminate an unhealthy or no-longer-serving energetic exchange. Got in a fight with a loved one, and want to heal the relationship? Cut the cord that connect the two of you in this fight.

If you are becoming distracted, obsessed, anxious, worried, jealous, or influenced by another – it’s time to “end” the interaction between you and this person. Hence, cutting the energy cord. In fact, it’s very healthy to ask your spirit guide to ‘cut all cords’ with another person once the energetic exchange is over. The reason for this is that when a conversation ends, the energy that is exchanged between those involved isn’t necessarily terminated – unless that intention is set! If you are someone who becomes preoccupied with interactions between yourself and others – it may be a good practice for you to ‘cut the cord’ of energy after each interaction. This could help you focus on your life more in present time, and release any previous encounters you’ve had!

Remember: Once you identify the cord and cut it – you can always rebuild and restore it, if you would like. It’s not about a relationship ‘ending’ – it’s just ending a single interaction.

How to Cut Cords with Someone

1. Identify it

Find a comfortable seat with your feet flat on the ground, and your palms face up on your lap. Once there, close your eyes and set the intention that you are going to ‘scan’ yourself for energy cords. Imagine, visualize, or sense, a small version of you standing in front of you. Ask your spirit guides and angels (or any divine being that you connect with) to show you any energy cords in your aura.

If you have trouble visualizing, simply sense and feel where there is an energetic pull on you – are you feeling a tug on your heart? A sinking feeling in your cut? A choking on your throat? There may be an energy cord one of these spots! You likely already know who or what is pulling on your energy.

Once there, with your imagination and your knowingness, “follow” the cord back to it’s source. Imagine yourself looking to see – where does this cord go? Who does this link to? A name, thought, or image may come to mind. Trust it.

2. Examine it

After you identify the cord, examine it. What does it look like? Is it a tangled wire? Does it look like an energy vortex? Is it bright and golden? Is it big or small? Is it strong and secure, or weak and barely hanging on? Keep your eyes closed here and imagine or sense what it looks like. What does it feel like to you? An energy pull? An energy drain? A loving link?

Does the cord look and feel healthy to you or not? If the cord looks and feels unhealthy, it is time to cut this cord.

If the cord looks healthy and loving – and in YOUR highest and greatest good – you can choose to keep it or to release it.

3. Cut it!

If you choose to cut the cord, ask, in your mind or out loud, or the assistance of your Spirit Guide or Guardian Angel . . .and then select a tool! In order to ‘cut the cords’ you’ll need a way to remove the cords. Are you going to have a giant golden knife? Big Scissors? Ask your Spirit Guides or Angel to tug and rip the cord out of you by hand? Pick a tool or a method for the cord to be removed.

Once selected, visualize the cord being cut with giant scissors, a golden knife, or being tugged out of your body – string by string. Whatever method you select, watch, feel and observe while you visualize and imagine this happening with your eyes closed. See your body in front of you, and the energy cord being released from your field. When the last string is cut, see the cord falling and retracting all the way back from which it came – the person, the earth, or the Divine –  until you can no longer see it.

Then, set the intention that the energetic exchange between you and X now, whole, complete, and ended in the past, present, and for the future.

The cord is now cut. Simple as that!

4. Follow-up

Once you cut the cord, be aware that the person with whom you have cut this cord will be energetically aware this has happened. While they may not consciously realize anything happened – their spirit will know. Usually, if you cut a cord with someone who wanted to keep the cord – such as a needy ex or other dependant person – it’s likely they’ll want to re-attach the cord. Simply be aware of this.

How can they do this? Simple – just create and have an energetic exchange with you. They can think about you (and in turn, you will think about them), they could text or call you, send you a message, or get a friend to contact you. If you’d like to keep the cord cut, you’ll want to resist interacting with this person in any way until they ‘get the hint’ that you aren’t interested in engaging and being attached to their energy.

Regardless of this, the cord may become reattached – maybe you thought about this person or they thought about you – or you ‘gave in’ and replied to their email! Either way, if this happens, you will feel it and you’ll want to recut the cord, using the same technique above. Sometimes, especially after the ending of a relationship, you may have to ‘cut cords’ with that person more than 20 times!

Once a cord is cut, I always like to send this person pink healing and loving light in order to ‘seal the cut’ and send compassion. If you would like to do this, simply visualize whitish pink light shining down on them from above, as though a spiritual window has opened from the Other Side (Heaven), and sending it’s love down to them. Do not send YOUR energy to them in the form of love and healing light – this might encourage cord reattachment!

*Some content sited from Amanda Linette Meder

Removing Barriers Spell

breaking-freeWe all have fears and blocks that present themselves as we move towards a goal.  This is a normal part of life and growth.  It’s a result of the laws of polarities and it’s a completely normal part of life.  Everyone, no matter who they are or what they do feels this ebb and flow of growth…no matter what.  It doesn’t mean we are chicken, or doing something wrong, it just is.

Being aware of this law of the universe helps us to ease up on ourselves and be positive as we hit roadblocks and challenges.

Challenges speak to us.  Sometimes it’s a message to pick another path, other times it enlightens us to something we need to rid from our life (a habit,person,job, etc..) in order to move forward and reach our goal.  Instead of beating yourself up or giving up, take the time to listen to the message you’re getting.  Pick apart your road block to find the deeper problem and message.

Following your higher guidance takes a quiet mind, honesty with yourself, and trust.  When you realize what you need to do, frankly…do it.  Remaining idle will just keep you stuck in the same predicament.  Even if you aren’t sure, or are just “winging it”, have faith and just do something.  The more you act, the more you will be guided and every “mistake” you make, might not really be a mistake in the big scheme of things.

Here is a simple and effective spell (or meditation) for removing blocks.

REMOVING BARRIERS SPELL

1 yellow candle

Clear your sacred space and ground yourself.

As you enter your meditative state focus on a clear road toward your destination.

If you sense or see anything that is blocking your way, visualize the object dissolving completely and harmlessly.

Say:

Clear the path,

Pave the way.

Nothing keeps

Success at bay.

Repeat this chant as you focus on your path.  When you feel like you are done, slowly come back to the present.

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Simple Grounding & Centering Techniques

 meditation-wallpaper-4Grounding & Centering is the most important part of any spiritual work and I think it should be part of your daily routine.  As we go about our normal day, we brush aura’s with many different types of people, with different kinds of issues.  Some have health issues, emotional issues, anger issues, relationship issues, etc…  We all (yes you do too) carry around this energy with us and is is in our energy field for others to pick up on.  When we have contact with others during the day, we pick up these less than higher vibrations as they stick to our aura. If you are around people who are angry, or negative and you suddenly become grumpy yourself for no reason…it’s time to ground and clear your energy.

Grounding is simple and you can do it anywhere.  When you practice and become good at it, you can ground yourself anywhere, around anyone, and no one will know, but you will not be affected by others mood, energy, or behavioral hooks.  If you feel scatter brained, tired, drained, or depressed, you may just need to spend some time grounding and centering yourself. Being depleted of essential energy can cause any and more of these symptoms.

Without grounding to assure you have the proper amount of necessary energy, attempting magical work can result in feeling “burned out,” fatigued, or depressed afterwards. Grounding also balances your energy levels by allowing you to drain any excess, chaotic energy that you may have. Neglecting to ground excess energy and return it to its source can result in irritability, nervous tension, or headache.

When you have mastered this simple but effective exercise, you can use it every day.  Try changing the color of the grounding cord to bring in different qualities or feelings. When you create your grounding cord, cut it and create another one.  This is a great meditation to practice. Creating cords, adding colour, then cutting it off and creating a new one.  This strengthens your psychic and visualization skills allowing you to super charge with grounding energies.  When you are traveling in a car imagine the grounding cord running along with you, keeping you continuously connected to the Earth.  When you are lying down visualize the cord either bending down from your root chakra or simply going straight down, whichever seems simpler.

During Reiki or healing sessions, the Grounding Cord exercise also works to not only anchor us to the Earth, but also to release any unwanted energy that may be triggered by the healing.  Ideally, we as healers will not take on anything muddled or stagnant from a client, but sometimes it can happen.  By using the Grounding Cord exercise as a way to release excess energy, we can aim to not take on anything from our clients.

GROUNDING EXERCISE:

ImageImagine that you are a tree. Picture your feet as roots that grow deep into the Earth. Feel the stable, secure energy of the Earth feed and nourish you. Let this energy rise up from your feet and slowly move up your entire body until it reaches the crown of your head. Allow this energy to empower you. Feel the energy course through your entire being and back down to the Earth. Allow the energy to flow through a continuous cycle from the Earth, through you, and back to the Earth again for several minutes.

While keeping your eyes closed, take three deep cleansing breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Other great ways to ground include:

  •  Using crystals like obsidian, hematite, or onyx. These heavier stones will give you a direct connection to the more solid aspects of the Earth.Image
  • Lighting incense or herbs to evoke our connection with smell.
  • Drumming or playing any kind of rhythmic instrument provides you a chance to connect with the Earth.
  • Eating heavier foods, such as meat, bread, or potatoes, roots like carrots or beets that will nourish the body and give you an extra boost of minerals.
  • Dancing, walking, hiking, and moving the body will reconnect you with your heartbeat.
  • More Gratitude, Less Attitude; remembering to be thankful for all the abundance we encounter each day helps us to be more present, grounded, and focused

CENTERING AND PROTECTION:

As you go about your daily routine, you may leave your energy or “bits of yourself” in various places.  It can be left with the person you had an outburst with, you child you sent to school with a bit of a cold, the annoying co-worker that sucked some of it up trying to get attention etc… you get it. Centering brings all of these bits back to you where they belong and make you whole and connected again.

Centering is the technique of pulling your energy to your body’s “center,” which is regarded as your seat of power. This point is located in your solar plexus area around and near your navel. Centering is important because it aligns this central chakra, and thus helps you attain inner calm and clear your mind of distraction. Effective centering enables you to gain a feeling of serenity and of being one with the Universe.

Centering should be done when your energy levels are balanced and should always be done immediately after grounding. It is performed for the same situations as grounding, including ritual, Spell casting, meditation, devotional work, or when you’re angry, upset, or stressed.

CENTERING EXERCISE:

1) Visualize a ball of white light floating in the air above your head.  This is the anchor of the pillar.  Focus on the positive energy of the light.  Feel the love, strength and peace of it radiating over you, like a miniature sun.

2 ) Visualize the ball of light descending onto the top of your head, changing color as it activates a purple glow that surrounds and fills the crown of your head.  The light continues to move downward.  Follow it as the purple shifts toward blue, radiating this color most strongly as it passes over your throat.  Then it continues downward, picking up yellow tones until it becomes green over your heart.  The light continues from there, down the central line of your body, becoming more and more yellow, until it is a bright yellow sun radiating from your solar plexus.  The yellow mutes with red Imagetones as it slides lower, turning orange as it reaches the sacrum, in the lower stomach region, then losing all yellow cast as it becomes red around the pelvic and root area of the body.  The pillar continues down, anchoring again into the ground.  This sets the chakra centers of the body, and centers your energy from a focal point.

3) Visualize all the bits and pieces of scattered energy that you left with people or places coming back to your energy field. You are connected and whole.

PROTECTION EXERCISE:

1) Feel the light totally surround your body, covering you, enclosing you in its protective wings. Now the light forms a bubble, extending to about 1 meter around your whole body starting at the top of your head. It is like a strong elastic white bubble that is full of universal energy and protection. Every cell of your body is being bathed by light; nothing can enter here without your say so.

2) State your intent that any energies that do not have your highest good be re-bounded back to their source.  Energies, and beings that have your highest good as their intent be allowed into this bubble of light. Only allow in all positive energy in any form in this bubble.

3) Feel these energies as they slip into your bubble of light and acknowledge their presence with a Thank You. Allow them to leave gently and without regret and then state your intent that the bubble remain around you for the remainder of the day, even when you consciously forget its Presence.

As with any meditation the real point of this practice is to focus your intent

 

Welcome To Smudge!!

Welcome to Windsor Ontario’s newest and largest Metaphysical Store! We carry a large, and very diversified range of 20150414_114232 (1)products! We have created this space for information on different topics, and to keep you updated on what is going on in our little magickal world! I am very blessed to have several amazing people on my staff that are experts in many areas, and this is where you will be able to get some amazing knowledge first hand right from them.

So let’s start out with a big THANK YOU! And a very warm welcome from all of us to all of you!! Your amazing response to our new location has enabled us to expand four times over in four months! We have begun a large sound-proof classroom addition downstairs so we can hold classes during store hours, and there is so much more to come!!

The video is our very first radio commercial that we aired on our local station when we opened. Enjoy the pictures of our beautiful store, and wonderful ambiance! See you soon!

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The Energies of November – 2017 — ravenhawks’ magazine

“…the whole ‘know thyself’ thing isn’t a journey to a fixed destination. Learning about myself changes me, forcing me to learn more. ‘Know thyself’ isn’t a goal; it’s a road.” ~ Garon Whited Hello, Lovelies Here we are at November. Energetically it’s a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and… […]

via The Energies of November – 2017 — ravenhawks’ magazine

Essential Oil Magick

Essential oils have both healing and vibrational qualities. In Ancient times they were widely used by priests and priestesses of virtually all religions. Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for the purpose of altering one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being.

When you incorporate the use of oils  into your magickal rituals, routines, and spell work, you give it that extra energy kick. You can anoint yourself with essential oils before you meditate to relax and enhance your meditation. In the morning you can dab on an oil to help boost your energy, give you extra grounding, or help with energetic protection.

Here at Smudge, I create magickal oil blends, along with single oils. They are top quality, carried in grapeseed and jojoba oils. We currently have in stock 35 different essential oils and blends, with new ones on the way. If you ever need an oil that we don’t carry, just ask and I will see if I can order it for you!

Here are some magickal properties of a few basic essential oils we carry to get you started:

Lavender: relaxation, sleep, purification, happiness, protection

Sandalwood: protection, wishes come true, healing, spirituality

Citrus: happiness, inspiration, enchantment, energy

Ginger Root: success, power, prosperity

Sage: healing, wisdom, psychic abilities, clearing negativity, divination, prosperity

Cinnamon: Inspiration, prosperity, memory, success, luck, love, protection

Anise: protection, purification, stimulates the conscious mind, opening it to the Universe and the realization that we all play a part.

Bewitched Voodoo Dolls & Sympathetic Magic

 

 

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One of our favorite and mostly asked about products are back in stock! This year we also got in the cutest fairy dolls and juju bag key chains.

Poppets, doll babies, or voodoo dolls are very misunderstood, and educating people about how to use them along with sympathetic magic is one of my

favorite things I do at Smudge. The concept of sympathetic magic is also used in candle magic and the use of magickal charms like the evil eye.

All sympathetic magic is based upon two principles. The first one is the Law of Similarity, that like produces like, or that an effect resembles it’s cause. Second, is the Law of Contagion, that things having been in contact with each other, continue to react upon one and another at a distance. I’m going to keep this article simple, and geared to the products mentioned, as poppet use in magic can get very in depth.

enlight78The dolls from Bewitched are a great start to someone who wants to do some very effective spellenergy work on themselves.  These dolls work only for your own intentions, not if you are looking to do spells on another person. That’s a whole other doll, and class. Bewitched dolls are all handmade and contain herbs that correspond for their intended purpose. Always know that there is nothing “negative” about using voodoo dolls. As with everything in life, and in magic, it’s your intent and energy that you put into things that will get you your result. You can add personal items of DNA or write out an intention to strengthen the energy and connection to your doll. Activating your doll with the intention of creativity, prosperity, love and health, and placing your doll in a space where you can interact with it on a regular basis will help you to get what you want quicker, and give you a daily focus for reaching your desired intent. For example, you can bless your doll and give it the purpose of healing if you are dealing with health issues, or if you are working on self-esteem, or looking for a life partner, you can use the Love doll to draw more love to yourself.

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The super adorable fairy dolls are everyone’s new favorite. They also are dressed with herbs for attracting fairy folk along with a vial of  fairy dust. They have beautiful sparkly wings, fun hair, and nature crowns laced with ribbon. You will fall in love with them. Instructions are included with each doll. We also have the special edition Witch’s Dolls that come with a fabulous broom pen, spell jar and instructions. The Witch’s Doll is only available during the fall months every year.

I know that when you learn more about poppet use and how sympathetic magic can be a powerful and effective tool in goal setting, spell work, and attracting what you want into your life. Come on in to Smudge today and let us show you how. We know that you are going to be amazed at the results of using poppets, or at least you will fall in love at how adorable these Voodoo dolls are.

 

 

Exploring Danielle Laporte’s White Hot Truth with Jacki, Michelle, and Storm 07/12 by KeepItMagic | Spirituality Podcasts

Do you ever feel like you are in a metaphysical mouse trap? Well, you are not alone! In this episode of Keep It Magic, Jacki Smith and Storm Cestavani are joined by Michelle Blanchette Russel to discuss Danielle Laporte’s new book, ‘White Hot Truth.’ Digging from their individual experiences of spirituality, this threesome dives in and explores areas rarely talked about in metaphysical circles. If you want to find your way out of the maze and get real, then this show is for you. This show is sponsored by: Coventry Creations New Insights in Modern Astrology Smudge Metaphysical

Source: Exploring Danielle Laporte’s White Hot Truth with Jacki, Michelle, and Storm 07/12 by KeepItMagic | Spirituality Podcasts

New Oil Essentials 

I am currently reorganizing and repackaging my essential oils. I’m really excited about my single oil line. Modern & crisp. These are single oils you can use alone, or create your own healing and magickal blends. All natural, kosher, and vegan. All essential oils are made here at Smudge by moi, Michelle, and your purchase also helps support Hiatus House, our local shelter for women.