3 Benefits of Working with Animal Energy

Benefits of Working with Animal Energy

There are so many benefits to working with animal energy, but today, I want to share with you three of those benefits…

  1. Animals are deeply connected to the energy of the earth, even animals who haven’t lived a physical life on earth. Working with animal energy helps to awaken and strengthen that earth connection with us. We feel more stable, supported, grounded, and aware.
  2. Working with animal energy helps us to have more compassion for ourselves, our earth, our fellow humans, and our fellow animals. Similar to the strengthening and awakening of the earth energy, working with the animals seems to tap into a special place within our heart-center.
  3. When we work with the animals it awakens a special type of intuition within us. This intuition feels very natural and fluid, while also feeling very grounded and secure. We can then use this intuition to help us an other areas of our lives.

As I said, there are lots of benefits to welcoming animal guides and energy into our lives, as well as many ways to connect to and work with that energy.

In my new course, Animal Guides, we delve even deeper into this special bond. You’ll learn about the different types of guides you can work with, ways to connect, how to decipher their messages, and more.

Much love,
Cherise


Confidence Essential Oil Blend For Empaths

Whether or not you’re an empath, this blend will be beneficial to you as we all need a boost of confidence sometimes. But if you are an empath, this blend will be especially helpful for you.

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What is this blend for?

-This blend is especially good for the solar plexus chakra.
-It’s beneficial for empaths as it helps you filter out others emotions from your own.
-This blend helps boost your confidence so you can attract what you desire in life.
-It has the added benefits of being good for your digestive system.
-It raises the vibration of your aura so you can attract more high vibe things into your life, while blocking lower vibes.

What’s in this blend?

Cardamom essential oil (10 drops)
Grapefruit essential oil (8 drops)
Fennel essential oil (4 drops)
Fractionated coconut oil (top off the bottle)
Ginger root (a pinch)
Rose quartz chips (1-3 chips)
10mL roller bottle

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What do these ingredients do?

Cardamom

  • Encourages clarity so you can see the direction you want to go in life
  • Helps you filter out energies and emotions so you can release what isn’t yours
  • Helps bring motivation, confidence and courage
  • Physically it benefits the digestive system

Grapefruit

  • Brings joy, happiness and positivity which will help raise your vibration so you can more easily attract what you want in life while deflecting what you don’t. A higher vibration also brings more confidence

Fennel

  • Helps you to be more assertive
  • Encourages perseverance and motivation

Ginger root

  • Represented by the element of fire which helps activate the solar plexus chakra (confidence and motivation)
  • Helps attract success and power into your life

Rose quartz chips

  • Vibrate with the energy of love, which helps our aura vibrate higher
  • Encourages us to have love and compassion for ourselves. The more we love ourselves, the more confident we are

How do I use this blend?

  • Apply this blend to your abdomen (solar plexus chakra)
  • Use this blend whenever you need a boost of confidence
  • If you’re an empath, use this blend prior to going anywhere around other people
  • Use this blend every day until the blend is gone to strengthen your solar plexus chakra, bring about confidence and success into your life.
  • I suggest saying some affirmations when you apply the oil, such as:
    • I am confident and assertive
    • What I desire in life for my highest good comes easily to me
    • I attract success and abundance easily in my life
    • My aura vibrates at a high frequency
    • I am a divine being of love who is confident and deserves good things
    • My aura is strong and only pure energies of the highest good may enter my energetic space

Anything else to know?

  • This blend contains a citrus oil. Avoid applying anywhere on your body that the sun or UV rays may get to.

Looking to get your own essential oils? I use and recommend dōTERRA essential oils.

Many blessings!
Cherise Williams

 

 

 

How To Establish A Daily Spiritual Practice

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Establishing a daily spiritual practice may seem like a daunting task to accomplish. I mean, we are busy as human beings. Jobs, family, responsibilities and more. But that’s all the more reason to start incorporating a daily spiritual practice into your life.

In Episode 2 of The Goddess Life Podcast we discuss the benefits of having a daily spiritual practice and why it’s important. We also talk about simple and easy things you can do for your spiritual practice. Spoiler alert! It doesn’t have to be time consuming or elaborate.

The Goddess Life Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play and Podomatic.

Why You Should Energetically Cleanse and Bless Your Home

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Physically cleaning your home and space is important. Lots of people regularly clean their homes. But not a lot of people clean their homes energetically. Just like physical items can dusty up and clutter up our homes, making the environment unpleasant. So too can energetic dust and clutter. In this post I’ll share with you why it’s important to energetically cleanse and bless your home, some ways to go about it and how to tell when your home may need a cleansing.

Why should you cleanse and bless your home?

Like I mentioned above, our homes can get cluttered and gross from energy as well as physical items. People, animals and objects are constantly emitting energy. That energy then seeps into our homes and living spaces. After awhile, it can start to feel pretty cluttered and stuffy with all of that stagnant energy sitting around. Especially if there’s been an increase in tension, sadness or anger in your home. That energy is quite heavy and can make your living space feel unpleasant.

Cleansing your home clears out that stagnant energy while blessing your home helps to prevent unwanted energies from entering and remaining in your home.

Have you ever walked into a room after someone has been arguing or really upset and just felt the tension? Likewise, have you ever walked into a room where people are happy and having fun and the atmosphere felt light and airy? That’s a good example of feeling the energy in a space.

 

How can you tell when it’s time to cleanse your home?

Ideally, you want to energetically cleanse your home on a regular basis. However, there are some times and signs to let you know it may be time to give your space a good cleansing. Some of these include:

  • Moving into a new home
  • After any big arguments or sadness
  • After any illnesses in the home
  • After having lots of guests over
  • If the residents seem more tense and irritable than normal
  • If the residents are having nightmares
  • If the overall vibe of your home just feels off or not quite right
  • When you bring antiques or previously owned items into the home

What can you do to cleanse and bless your home?

You can either cleanse and bless your home yourself or you can hire a professional (priest, spiritual guide, healer, etc) to do it for you. Some people prefer to do regular cleansing on their own and hire a professional for bigger jobs.

Some tools you can use to cleanse and bless your home:

  • Crystals
  • Essential oils
  • Sage
  • Palo Santo
  • Prayers

 

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Rosemary Essential Oil | Magickal, Spiritual and Physical Uses

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Spiritual Uses:

  • Awaken your spiritual conscience
  • Can help retrieve past life memories

Physical Benefits:

  • Supports healthy digestion
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • Reduce tension
  • Good to boost concentration
  • Use on your scalp to stimulate healthy hair growth
  • Repel insects
  • Reduce oily skin and acne

Magickal Uses:

  • Very protective
  • Clears out negativity

Important info:

  • Can be used topically, aromatically or internally (use good judgement if using internally)
  • Use diluted with a carrier oil
  • Do not use if pregnant, have epilepsy or hypertension

Blends Well With…

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Tea Tree
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium

Many Blessings!
Cherise Williams

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a medical doctor and not recommending any particular healthcare. 

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Candle Colors | Witchy Wednesday

Hello my love! Welcome to Witchy Wednesday. A new weekly segment where we discuss all things witchy. Tarot, spells, herbs, magick, gods & goddesses, myths and more. Today, I want to share with you the importance of choosing a specific color for your candle, depending on what type of spell or magick you’re working.

Check out the video and then scroll down for a list of candle colors I mention in the video.

Candle Colors and Their Meanings:

  • White: Great all purpose candle, full moon, protection, purity and innocense
  • Black: Banishing, removing something, getting rid of bad habits, and protection
  • Red: Passion, energy, strength, sex, root chakra
  • Pink: Compassion, romance, love (not just romantic or sexual love) and heart chakra
  • Orange: Success, luck, business, courage, motivation, legal issues and sacral chakra
  • Yellow: Confidence, mental & thoughts, travel, success and solar plexus chakra
  • Green: Money, prosperity, fertility and growth
  • Dark Blue: Dreams, psychic work, imagination and third eye chakra
  • Light Blue: Meditation, peace, calm, communication and throat chakra
  • Purple: Divination, spirituality, leadership, authority and crown chakra
  • Gray: Neutral
  • Brown: Home and animals
  • Silver: Feminine energy, goddess and lunar
  • Gold: Masculine energy, god and solar

 

Many Blessings!
Cherise

 

All About Spiritual Dreams

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How to effectively start a dream journal, how to remember more of your dreams, how to interpret your dreams, psychic dreams vs normal dreams, tools to help your dreaming and more!

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♥What exactly are dreams?

 We all dream. Whether you remember it or not, you still had a dream. So what exactly are dreams? Some people think that dreams are just our brains way of figuring out and sorting through the many thoughts that our brains have during the day. When we’re awake, it’s simply too much for our brains to process everything it’s taking in, so it does this processing when we sleep. While this is one scenario, I feel there are others to look at as well.

Another theory is that dreams are the way our subconscious mind works through things that our conscious mind tries to block out when awake. These may be yucky emotions or events that you don’t want to deal with, so you’ve pushed them to the back of your mind. Your brains wants to deal with these thoughts and feelings, it wants to process, so it does it at night while the conscious mind is asleep.

Dreams could also be a way for us to receive messages from our Higher Self, angels, spirits, etc. During the day our brains may be too busy to hear these messages, so we only get the messages to come through at night. It could also be that our conscious is too nervous or closed to let these messages in when awake, so it isn’t until our “guard” is down that we can take these messages in. During these dreams we may also receive visits from those who have passed on, our angels or our spirit guides.

Finally, and sort of connected to the previous theory, is that dreams are a way for us to tap into our psychic energies or other planes of existence. When this happens we may have visions of future events, past lives or events occurring on the other side of the earth.

I personally think that all of the above theories are correct. I believe we have many different types of dreams and each dream could fit into one of the above categories.

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♥How can you tell if you’re having a visitation dream, a psychic dream or a normal dream?

 The simple answer? The dream feels different. The more you start to pay attention to your dreams and journal about it, the more you’ll be able to tell the difference. I’ve always been a vivid dreamer and tried to pay attention to my dreams. I can now, more often than not, tell the difference between my dream types. I can tell when I’ve had a normal “processing” dream, a visitation dream, a message dream or a psychic dream. I wish there was an exact answer I could give for this, but the reality is, it just feels different. When you have a visitation dream for instance, you will just know with your whole being, that it was a real visitation.

I would like to note here that just because you have a dream with a deceased loved one in it, doesn’t automatically mean it’s a visitation dream. Sometimes our passed on loved ones simply play a sort of character in the movie that is our dream. Sometimes you may just be reliving a memory. Again, if it’s a true visitation dream, you will feel it. You will know.

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♥How can you easily begin to dream journal?

 Dream journaling doesn’t have to be an overwhelming thing. I’ve heard many people say they can’t dream journal because they hardly remember their dreams or maybe they don’t remember it at all. I’ve even heard people say they can’t dream journal because their dreams are too detailed and journaling would be overwhelming or too much work. I just want to say that anyone can successfully dream journal. Here are some tips on how to make the most of dream journaling.

 

  • Place a notebook and pen next to your bed. You will want to write in your journal as soon as you wake up. Typically, the longer we’re awake, the less details we remember of our dreams. Even if you wake up in the middle of the night, try to jot down a few things into your journal.
  • Don’t feel like you have to write a novel in order to successfully dream journal! In fact, I’ve found the best success with writing less but focusing on the key elements. Plus, who really has time each morning to devote to writing pages of dreams? Of course, if you want to write an extensive amount on your dream, then go for it! Listen to your intuition and do what feels best for you.
  • When you go to write in your journal, focus on the things that stand out to you in your dream. Jot down any symbols, colors, smells, feelings, thoughts, etc. that stand out to you. For example, for a dream I had recently, I wrote down:

 

  1. Black bear
  2. Forest
  3. Nostalgia
  4. Dog
  5. Friend
  6. Running
  7. Relief

 

Writing down key elements of your dream gives you something to go off of if you decide to interpret your dreams. Typically, the things that stand out to us in our dreams are the things we should be focusing on anyway. These are the things that have a special meaning, message or purpose.

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♥How can you interpret your dreams?

 Ok, so remember those key dream elements that you wrote down? Those things that really seemed to stick out for you? Those will be the things you try to interpret. I personally suggest you take a moment to think of how each of those elements makes you feel. What do each of those things mean to you? Everyone is different and not everyone will have the same feelings towards something as you do. That’s why it’s important to relate your dreams and their symbols to you. Doing this will also help you tap more into your intuition.

 

There are many archetypes though. Symbols and characters that just seem to be ingrained in all of our psyches. This is where dream books or dream dictionaries can come in handy. There is an app called Dream Moods that I have that is pretty fantastic, in my opinion. I have an iPhone so I’m not sure if it’s available on android. If you use an app or a dictionary, you would just look up the word for one of your key elements and go from there.

I really suggest taking a moment to think about what each dream element means to you personally before looking it up in a dream dictionary.

 

Once you have what each key element means, you can go back and do more extensive journaling if you so desire.

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♥Are there any tools to help with dreaming and how would you use them?

 There are many fun and easy tools to use to help you with dreaming! Essential oils and crystals are one of my favorite ways to help with dreaming.

 

Before using any oils please check with your doctor for any health restrictions. I’m not a medical doctor.

Essential Oils:

 

  • Sandalwood, rose and lavender are excellent at helping you relax so you can fall asleep more easily. Let’s face it, the first step to dreaming is to fall asleep 😉
  • Patchouli is good for getting into a meditative state to help you connect spiritually and can also help with lucid dreaming
  • Mugwort helps you to have more lucid dreaming (If you are pregnant, please check with your doctor before using mugwort)
  • Lavender can help you have vivid dreams
  • Frankincense can help you connect to the spiritual side while also helping you to have clear and vivid dreams
  • Rosemary can help you to not have bad dreams

How to use the oils:

Put some in a diffuser in your bedroom.
Open the bottle and take a few whiffs of the aroma.
Put a couple of drops of oil into a warm bath prior to bed.
Apply some topically (diluted if needed).

 

Crystals:

  • Clear quartz helps you have clear dreams and to recall them easier
  • Amethyst helps you to have psychic dreams while also aiding you in recalling your dreams
  • Herkimer diamonds (which are a form of quartz) help you to receive messages from spirit, angels or your higher self. Herkimer diamonds are known as the ultimate crystal for dream work.

How to use the crystals:

Easiest way to use crystals for sleep or dreaming is to sleep with the crystal under your pillow or next to your bed. You can even meditate with the crystal prior to falling asleep.

 

 

Do you need help getting the oils mentioned?

For essential oils click here.

 

Happy dreaming!

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How To Receive Signs From The Universe

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Does the Universe give you signs?

The universe, our angels and our spirit guides are always giving us signs. Signs to let us know they’re with us. Signs to let us know we’re on the right track. Signs for all sorts of things!

These signs may come in the form of synchronicity. Some may call synchronicity just a coincidence. But it’s more than that!

Do you ever have those moments where you’re talking about something and at the same time you say a word, a person on the tv or radio says it too?

Or maybe you’re talking about an old friend you haven’t talked to in years, only to have them reach out to you?

Perhaps you’re thinking of a particular topic and then someone gifts you a book on that exact topic? This is synchronicity at work! And you can use this to your advantage to work with the Universe and get messages (signs)!

I was recently watching a clip from the fabulous Gabby Bernstein (which you can watch here) and she was talking about using this synchronicity to get messages and confirmation from the Universe.

Not long after, I had a situation that I wanted confirmation on, so I put her suggestion into action. And let me tell ya, it works! Basically, Gabby was saying that if you’re looking for confirmation (Should I take this job? Is this the house for me? Should I start writing my book? Etc.) then you simply ask for a sign from the Universe.

You can say: “Ok, Universe. If I should (insert topic here) then please show me an owl.” You can use whatever sign you’d like. Gabby mentioned personally using an owl, I myself asked for a spider. Then you wait for your sign. Don’t go out actively searching for it. Just live your life and be aware if your sign happens to pop up. Gabby suggests if after 24 hours you haven’t received your sign, then you can assume your answer is no and you aren’t going to receive a sign.

So how did this work for me? I was curious if I should add a new business venture into my already pretty full schedule. I meditated on it and got a pretty positive confirmation. I then did my cards and yet again, a super positive confirmation.

But sometimes you just want extra confirmation, ya know?

I remembered the Gabby video, so I asked the Universe to show me a spider if the answer was “yes”.

Why a spider? I don’t know, it was the first thing that popped into my head so I went with it.

Trusting that intuition!

A couple hours later, I got onto snapchat. And guess what the first thing I saw was? A video of a HUGE spider! And guess whose video it was? Gabby Bernstein’s!

Talk about freaking synchronicity and a huge “HELLO Here’s your confirmation” from the Universe!

Needless to say, as soon as I saw that video, I went ahead with adding the new business venture to my life. When the Universe screams that loudly at you, you listen haha.

UPDATE: I just went on a walk with my family. As I was walking I was thinking about this new business venture and wondering how in the heck I was going to incorporate it. We get home from the walk and I look down. Crawling on my arm was a small spider! (Luckily spiders don’t totally freak me out haha). Taking this as yet another confirmation that the universe has my back and I’m on the right track with this venture.

Have you asked for signs from the Universe? Do you think you’ll be giving this a try? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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