Animal Medicine

Prairie Dog Medicine

prairie_dog_medicinePrairie Dog medicine teaches that strength and inspiration can be found by retreating into the stillness that quiets the mind.

There is a lot of anger and angst in the world at the moment, and while I choose not to engage or participate, Prairie Dog medicine has come to me this morning to remind the greater collector that pushing too hard can create resistance, and this resistance does not allow for interaction.

In order to access gifts of inspiration and renewal, we must be at peace with ourselves and rested enough to recognize the blessings being offered. 🙏

My intention for this morning’s reading was to identify the energy for the upcoming month, and how best to work with it – not for myself, but the greater collective, all of us as ONE. 💛

Let Prairie Dog medicine remind us this month that, just as Native American warriors knew, there is a time to charge forward and a time to become invisible.
Do not be so proud and strong in the ego, that you lose your way, become consumed by the fight and forget when to retreat.
Retreat is not failure.
May we all find some peace in our hearts this month.

~ Kerry. Xx
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Chakras

Sacral Chakra: Physical & Energetic Physique

sacral-chakra-ailmentsLast week we learned the basics of the Sacral Chakra, however, imbalances in this centre can manifest as physical and psychological problems.

So how do you know if you have an imbalance in this centre?

Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced Sacral chakra:
~eating disorders
~ addictions
~ guilt
~ fear
~ insecurity
~ dependency issues (in relationships)
~ low libido, and
~ unbalanced emotions (overly sensitive or completely shut-off from emotions)

Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced Sacral chakra:
~ kidney problems and urinary tract infections
~ chronic lower back pain
~ sexual disorders
~ infertility, gynecological and menstrual issues,
~ dysfunctional menstrual cycles
~problems with the intestines, spleen, and gallbladder

Do you recognise any of these issues in yourself, Lovely?
Well worry not, we all experience these imbalances at one point. Over the next few days we’ll explore some simple self-healing exercises that you can do to bring balance and healing to your Sacral Chakra! Yay!!

Wishing you all a beautiful day!
~Kerry. Xx
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Holistic Living

Affirmations for Self-Healing: The Power of my soul.

self healing - affirmationsAffirmations for Self-Healing.

Do you know how powerful you are, Lovely? Never underestimate the ability you have to overcome your fears, achieve your goals and make your dreams come true!

“Today I will notice the power of my soul, I will remind myself that my soul is fearless. I am beneath no one. I am equal to all. My soul is immune to criticism, and to flattery. My soul embraces the adventure of uncertainty. Today, I will empower myself to take leaps of faith and creativity, knowing that I am divinely guided. Today I will notice the power of my soul”.

Remember, you are brave and you are beautiful!
💗 Kerry. Xx

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Food Therapy for the Base Chakra

food therapy-base chakraHappy New Year Honies!! ✨

Are you ready to get back into the Chakras?!?! I sure am! I’ve so enjoyed the Holidays but I’m recharged and ready to get back into the swing of things!

Did you know that you can choose foods that have specific vibrations that correspond to your chakras? Thereby helping to raise the chakra’s vibration – healing, balancing and energising it? ❤️ This is also known as Food Therapy for the Chakras!

One of my best things about energy medicine is that you can address issues in your energetic field, before they manifest as physical ailments in your body – and there are so many natural ways to do this!!

So, if you’re feeling like your Base Chakra needs a little TLC, or you battle with any of the emotional/physical discomforts associated with the Base Chakra (see first Base Chakra post here), try including some of these foods into your diet;
red meat, red apples, cherries, beans and pulses, root vegetables, beets and pomegranates.

You won’t only be eating for fuel and nourishment, you’ll be eating to support your Chakras too. Personally, as a non-meat eater, root veggies, cherries and pomegranates are my favourite Base Chakra foods that leave me feeling energized and connected to Earth!
~ Namaste, Kerry. X
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~ Grounded and sane “Frazzle-Free” Toolkit ~

I have had such a busy momma admin day today! My daughter’s ballet exam is coming up and I’ve been rushing around making sure she has everything she needs for it. Not to mention it’s Monday, which is always an admin day for me, but we generally have late starts on a Monday (i.e. we’re usually late). I find people to be a little more aggressive on the roads on Mondays. I’ve never really understood why people get so upset and angered in traffic but this usually leaves me feeling slightly frazzled by the time I get to my final destination! Anyone else have this experience?? Whether you’re a mom or not, simple things like traffic, running late, deadlines, etc. can get you feeling stressed and frazzled too.

I thought I would share one of the most valuable things that I do for myself on a daily basis, especially when I know I have a busy day ahead of me, and that is making sure that I am grounded. This kit keeps me focused on what I need to do, helps me manage the little stresses that come with being a mom, and in check with myself and my surroundings. It’s particularly useful when I’m feeling frazzled…

If you’re not sure what it means to be grounded, simply put it means that you are present in your body and connected with the earth, allowing you to feel centered and balanced no matter what is going on around you.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by everything, misplace items (like car keys) often, keep forgetting appointments and talks, have a million things going through your head and struggle to focus on any of them or feeling like you are putting in so much but achieving very little ~ chances are you are not grounded.

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I call this toolkit my Frazzle-Free toolkit, associated with the Root Chakra, it keeps me grounded and balanced every day, regardless of what I have to do. In the morning before I start my day I will sit quietly (you can also do this lying down if you prefer), barefoot, with my black tourmaline chunk between my feet, my Patchouli EO uncapped and my smokey quartz in my hands. I close my eyes and concentrate on breathing deeply and releasing any tension, irritation, anxiety, etc in my mind and body, and do a simple grounding exercise. My feet get super tingly and heavy when I do this, that’s when I know it’s working 🙂

If I’ve had a particularly hectic day, I repeat this little exercise in the evening before going to bed.  When I am feeling uber frazzled, I will rub a couple drops of oil on the soles of my feet (dilute with a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin).
~ Smokey Quartz is one of my favourite grounding stones as it acts like a negative energy filter, sucking in all the negative vibes and releases the purified, positive energy.
~Black Tourmaline is a fab grounding and protection stone, repelling and blocking negative vibes. (A great one for blocking against psychic attacks).
~ Patchouli EO has a really earthy aroma, using aromatically provides a grounding, balancing effect on our emotions. You can use any essential oil that is woody and earthy, like White Fir, Frankincense, Cinnamon and Doterra’s Balance blend, the Patchouli is just my personal pick!

In addition to this, I like to keep some beautiful clear quartz and citrine tumblies in a pouch in my pocket as I run around, and I never leave the house without my smokey quartz and black tourmaline bracelet. The citrine and clear quartz keep my energy levels up and my vibes high!! 🙂

This kit falls part of my daily self-care routine, without fail. By introducing this simple toolkit into your daily routine, you are allowing yourself to release negative energy and connected to the earth. Heck, it’s so simple you can do it sitting in your car. You will begin to feel more content with the daily notions of your everyday life. Not only will this benefit how you feel throughout the day, but it will improve how you think and how you function. Your mood will be uplifted and others around you (kids / friends / family / colleagues) will benefit from your state of calm happiness. 🙂 If you are currently experiencing a difficult situation or emotion and would like me to recommend a personalized toolkit for you, email me at kerry@wherehumrests.com. I would be more than happy to help!

Each of the stones I have mentioned in today’s post have their own energetic vibration (some stronger than others). I encourage you to work with them and discover what each brings to you and how they uniquely interact with your energetic field. You can find any of the oils I mentioned under the shop tab on the menu. If you order your essential oils through my link, you will also get my one-on-one support in your wellness journey.

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~ Cleanse my Mind, Body, and Soul. Part 2…

IMG_3319Last week I discussed the importance of what I call a full mind, body and soul detox and cleanse, and if you have any questions about that or not quite sure what I was talking about, drop me a mail or comment below and I will get in touch!

Today I want to share my personal MBS Detox routine that I set time aside for at least twice a week. If I don’t get a chance to do it, I really start to feel it! My body gets achy, my energy levels drop, I start becoming irritable and cranky, and I just start feeling pretty dreadful. It’s a simple practice that I made a point of regularly incorporating into my week, and like I said previously, I now can’t live without it!!

Before I get into the details, I want to just remind you that this is a practice that I have developed through my own personal self-care and works for my mind, body, and soul. I encourage everyone to find something that works for you and only do what makes you feel 100% comfortable. 

So here’s what I do, it’s really pretty simple and practical. At least twice a week I will use my local gym’s sauna and steam rooms to 1. detox (sauna) and 2. cleanse (steam). Aside from the additional health benefits of steam rooms and saunas, this is my weekly “spring cleaning”.

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I begin in the sauna, and as I’m sitting there feeling my body warm up, I intend that the heat from the sauna is bringing all the negative energy and toxins stored in my body, my mind and my energetic body to the surface. Naturally, the heat of the sauna soothes your nerve endings and warms and relaxes muscles, in turn relieving the tension from your body and minimizing joint pain.

Close your eyes, lay down (or sit) and relax. Breathe deeply in and out, visualising the warm air entering your body, warming up your insides, circulating your body and loosening all that energetic gunk, dis-comfort or pain that is being stored. Starting from your toes, up your legs, through your torso, into your heart and chest, up your throat into your mind and out down your arms and fingers. Feel the heat lifting and carrying that gunk, the aches and pains out of your body through your feet, hand and skin (perspiration). If there is a particular ache in my body, I say “I release what no longer serves me” when I get to it, this helps the body lift it and carry it away. Do this as many times as you feel necessary, and remember intention is everything here!

Once you feel that you have had enough time in the sauna (listen to your body, it will guide you), cool down completely before the next step. You can rinse off in the shower to help cool down.

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Once your heart rate has slowed to normal, and you have cooled down, enter the steam room. Repeat the detox process, but with one little difference. Now, as you breathe in the moist air, your intention and visualisation is that the warm, pure air is cleaning and cleansing every part of your body, mind, and energetic body. Feel the white air fill the now cleansed spaces with love, compassion, and gratitude. Intend that the heavy, wet air that surrounds you is a heavy blanket, covering you and clearing away any energetic gunk that lingers in, and around, you.

When you feel you are cleansed and have had enough time in the steam room, wash off and you are set to go!

If you don’t have access to a steam room or sauna, you can also do this in the shower or soaking in the tub which I do if I can’t get to the gym. There is no rule on how long you need to do it for, but I caution when using a sauna and steam room to use common sense, don’t push your body beyond what feels right and comfortable.

Personally, I love the heat from the sauna, and can spend up to an hour in it, but that is ME! I also use tumbled smokey quartz in the steam room to assist with the removal of energetic gunk, but I will go do another post on how you can incorporate healing crystals and essential oils into cleansing exercises.

**If you have low blood pressure, are pregnant or have cardiac issues, please do seek medical advice before-hand. It is often recommended to have short breaks in between sauna and steam room sessions to cool down, i.e. use the sauna for 10 minutes, exit and cool down and enter for an additional 10 minutes.

Regular MBS detox and cleanse goes a long way to a healthy flow of energy through the body, resulting in us feeling more balanced, reducing negative emotions and behaviours, like mood swings, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

Until next time.

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~ Monday Mandala: Speak your truth! ~

Communication, Communication, COMMUNICATION!!!

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📢 How we send and receive messages is so important in today’s world! Writing down our thoughts and ideas is even more important, and something we rarely take the time to do.

Communication with ourselves, others and our spiritual families (higher self, guides, Angels, totem animals, etc.) is something that is so vital in today’s chaotic pace. The ability to do so honestly, freely and clearly is not something that always comes so easy, especially when it comes to being open minded in the understanding of what others say and do.

Celestite, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate and Clear Quartz provide us with a mix of gentle, loving energies that help us express ourselves creatively, through speech and clear thought!

📢 How we send and receive messages is so important in today’s world! Writing down our thoughts, goals and ideas is even more important, and something we rarely take the time to do. Communication with ourselves, others and our spiritual families (higher self, guides, Angels, totem animals, etc.) is something that is so vital, and the ability to do so honestly, freely and clearly is not something that always comes so easy, especially when it comes to being open minded in the understanding of what others say and do.

Communication with ourselves, others and our spiritual families (higher self, guides, Angels, totem animals, etc.) is something that is so vital, and the ability to do so honestly, freely and clearly is not something that always comes so easy, especially when it comes to being open minded in the understanding of what others say and do.

Celestite, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate and Clear Quartz provide us with a mix of gentle, loving energies that help us express ourselves creatively, through speech and clear thought! So, when you’re setting those goals for the week, draw these gentle, loving energies into help to open up your throat chakra (our communication powerhouse) and our third eye chakra (our spiritual insight and reflection powerhouse), and assist you with communication on all levels.

“I interpret the messages I receive and apply them to my life with wisdom”.

Celestite (Celestine) opens up the higher chakras allowing creative expression, speech, and clear thought. Use Celestite when working on complex ideas and projects as it aids with stress release, worries, despair and an over-active mind. 💙

Sodalite encourages being true to our self and standing up for what we believe. A stone of self-expression and confidence, Sodalite encourages us to trust our intuition (those gut feelings). Physically, Sodalite eases anxiety, mental confusion and insomnia.

Blue Lace Agate brings a gentle and calming energy to our throat and brow (third eye) chakras, enhancing verbal communication and expression. It helps us accept our emotions, dissolving resistance that stops us from expressing ourselves.

Clear Quartz is a powerful healer, amplifying intentions and energy, and protecting from negativity.

All four of these gentle stones are powerful, spiritual stones. If you are wanting to connect more with your spiritual family, or struggling to receive and interpret spiritual messages and guidance, meditating with Celestite, Sodalite, and/or Blue Lace Agate will aid you in this process. 🙏🏼💎 So, when you’re setting those goals for the week, draw these gentle, loving energies to help you open up that true, authentic self-expression, connecting with your spirit family, and assisting you with an open-mind when it comes to receiving and interpreting messages from others.

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Wishing you all an expressive and creative week ahead! Go out, set your intentions and then watch them manifest ⭐️ ~Love & Light ~watermark 2 PNG

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~ Cleanse my Mind, Body, and soul. Part 1~

I’m sure you’re familiar with the benefits that a good detox has on your body; cleansing the body of toxins, regulating our moods and boosting our energy. But why do we stop with just the body? We may not always realise it, but our mind and soul collect just as many toxins as our physical body.

Think about hIMG_3186ow many things run through your mind every day, making sure that you have enough time to get everything done, something didn’t work our quite the way you wanted it to at work, a friend let you down, you’re late to fetch the kids from school and then you get stuck in traffic. Regardless of what your daily life looks like, we often have so much going on in our minds that we rarely every just switch off. So these thoughts accumulate, they go around and around and we go to bed tired, we wake up tired, and so the busy mind starts again.

And then we look at our environment, we are surrounded by energy, and because we are energetic beings it is so easy for us to ‘pick-up’ the yucky, energetic gunk around us. A conversation with a friend who is going through a hard time, it leaves her feeling lighter and consoled but leaves you feeling drained. This is because you have taken on that energetic gunk that she offloaded. It can be even simpler than that, you may be in a meeting room or lecture hall full of people, those people all have their own energetic gunk going on, and you may pick up on some of it (energetically speaking). We pick and drop off energy all day, every day, regardless of where we are and who we’re with.

Think of this energetic gunk as cobwebs, the longer we leave them there, the more dust and bugs they begin to collect ~ our body is the same, this energetic gunk starts collecting, restricting the natural flow of energy, and we can start to feel pretty damn awful!

When I made the decision to follow my dreams and pursue a career in holistic healing, I made a promise to myself to spend a little time each day alone, just me time. Not so easy. I really didn’t find it very easy setting time aside, to be honest, it felt more like a chore than anything else. But I pushed on, and the more I did it, the better I felt. It almost became a habit, and as the days went on, the more time I wanted to spend engaging in a holistic practice of some sort, whether in meditation, spending time with my crystals, doing breathing exercises, yoga, connecting with my spirit family and higher self through tarot and oracle decks, reading or simply soaking in the tub. I started seeing the value in it, and couldn’t understand why I made such a big deal out of it.

When I was getting my Reiki Masters, it was like the light bulb turned on, self-care was probably the most important aspect of any holistic healer and/ or coach. If I am all gunked-up with negative energy, and not taking the steps to ensure that I am cleaning my whole body (mental, emotional and physical), then I cannot be a clear channel through which beautiful, healing energy passes through. I wouldn’t make a very good reiki practitioner!

But this goes even further, as a holistic healer and coach, it is my goal to lift people up, to carry and guide them through their path to self-growth and healing. In order for me to be that emotional, mental and spiritual support that my clients need, I need to ensure that I am in check with myself. So, I do one thing (sometimes more) daily to ensure that I am functioning to my very best ability – mentally, physically and emotionally.

My favourite exercise is something that I have started doing at least twice a week ~ the MBS (Mind, Body, and Soul) Detox and Cleanse. It does wonders for me and gets rid of all the energetic gunk that may be mine, picked up from others, or simply absorbed for my environment. It’s like a new, clean and balanced me every week!

Regular MBS Detox and Cleanse (I like to think of as a whole detox) goes a long way to restoring our body’s natural flow of energy, resulting in us feeling more balanced, happy and energised. Those negative emotions and behaviours, like mood swings, stress, anxiety, insomnia, will start to dissipate. You will sleep better, eat better and feel 100 times better!

So what is this MBS Detox and Cleanse that I’m talking about and how do you do it?? You’ll have to come back tomorrow and read Part 2. 😉

~Love & Light~watermark 1 PNG

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~ Monday Mandala : Crystal clear intentions ~

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A crystal mandala (or crystalgrid) to set the tone for the week 😀 This was made intuitively as guidance for myself, and anyone else that it calls too! And wow! Our direction is coming through loud and clear ~ balance, clarity (of mind) and crystal clear intentions are what we need to strive for this week 🔆 When do we not need that on a Monday? 😉

Clear Quartz, Jasper, Howlite and Agate provide us with an earthy, grounding combination of protection, balance, and clarity of mind! Could you ask for anything better to set the week off?? 🙌 #mondaymotivation ✨⭐️

Clear Quartz is a powerful healer, amplifying intentions and energy, and protecting from negativity. “I am focused in all that I do”. 💛

Howlite opens and prepares out mind to receive guidance and wisdom from our higher self and spiritual family. Maximizing the flow of energy through our physical bodies, Howlite assists us with clarity of the mind and the elimination of stress & anxiety. “I am pure & clear” 🐚

Jasper, known as the supreme healer, this grounding crystal helps us with focus, motivation, and organizational skills. This powerful stone absorbs all that icky stress and negative energy, bringing balance to our bodies, mind, and emotions. “I am grounded and focused on the task at hand”. ❤️gate brings a delicate energy that helps us achieve balance and stability, improving our mental functions providing clarity. The gentle giant works behind the scenes to overcome any negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. 🌈

Agate brings a delicate energy that helps us achieve balance and stability, improving our mental functions providing clarity. The gentle giant works behind the scenes to overcome any negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. 🌈

what vibe do you get from this grid? I’d love to hear your what you have to say!

Wishing you all a focused and abundant week ahead! Go out, set your intentions and then watch them manifest ⭐️⭐️ ~Love & Light ~ ❤️💛💚💙💜💗watermark 2 PNG