Spiritualness

The Ritual of Self Care & Reflection When Sick

The cloud coverage has settled itself in for the long autumn stay here in the 𝑷̲̅𝒂̲̅𝒄̲̅𝒊̲̅𝒇̲̅𝒊̲̅𝒄̲̅ 𝑵̲̅𝒐̲̅𝒓̲̅𝒕̲̅𝒉̲̅𝒘̲̅𝒆̲̅𝒔̲̅𝒕̲̅. The rain is dousing the ground with some much-needed replenishment. We have been mirroring much of the California weather as of late.
I’m here in my sunroom, following behind my one-year-old, feeling cloudy, physically weak, and in pain as my anxiety starts to rise slowly. I can feel it simmering at the top of my spine. Have you felt that before? I can feel the metal in my neck stiffening (definitely in my head), and my heart begins to race. As a working mom, I cannot afford to get sick. But here I am… 
It has captured me, brutal, but also taunting, while it says “At least I’m not covid!” 


We ALL Have Rituals

rit·u·al
/ˈriCH(o͞o)əl/
noun
a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.
”the role of ritual in religion”
adjective
relating to or done as a religious or solemn rite.
”ritual burial”
A ritual, for me, is the act of many of my mundane tasks that I take great care and enjoyment doing.
We All Have Rituals

Is the Moon Powerful? My Full Moon Kratom Tea Ritual

Why do I do the above ritual? Why do I happen to think the moon holds some God like power? In Shakespeare’s “Othello,” Emilia tells Othello that the moon has “drawn too close to the Earth” — and driven men insane. The idea that full moons hold power, can disrupt emotion state of minds, and might even cause physical illness or changes, is a very strong belief for generations and even in today’s generation. Here are some recent research that is beginning to confirm some truths to those ancient rumors.

Sprinkling In Personal Life

I often times mingle both my real life and kratom life together, sharing with you little pieces here and there. I rarely throw in my spiritual practices in the mix, but as society continues to go down a path that seems to greatly lack this once popular mindset, I am beginning to feel the need to talk about it at least every once in a while.

The Curveball Lemons

When you see smiles, epic locations, flawless posing and clips of recorded laughter, do you truly think that all of those people are genuinely THAT happy and overjoyed? It might surprise you, but most are probably not. If social media has taught us anything, it is mastering the art of faking shit REALLY well.