Aromatherapy Foaming Cleanser

I have always loved foaming products. Foaming face washes, foaming shower gels, foaming bath bombs, foaming soap detergent…you name it. I was BEYOND ecstatic when I came across this recipe for a foaming cleanser, located on The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies website. It includes all natural ingredients that are delicate to the skin, while providing you with some powerful aromatherapy healing.

Here some background info on the ingredients:

  • Castile soap – deep cleanser
  • German chamomile hydrosol – relalxing and soothing to the skin
  • Organic Glycerin – a natural humectant that retains moisture in the skin
  • Aloe vera gel – moisturizing and soothing
  • Palmarosa essential oil: smells similar to a combination of citrus and rose; healing, soothing
  • Lemon essential oil: clarifying, cleansing, mood-lifter, purifier

All of these ingredients make for a powerful final product that open the senses and attune you with the energetic vibrations of love, high spirits and clarity. To see step-by-step directions on how to make this cleanser, please visit the website linked above and have fun.

Happy spirits, joy and blessings to you.

Blessings, Tamara🙂

Elderflower Sangria

This looks SO delicious!

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Sangria is one of those wonderfully easy drinks you can throw together at a moment’s notice if you have unexpected company or just feel like snazzing up your regular wine routine. I’ll just go ahead and assume you have a regular wine routine. And that it’s okay to use the word “snazzing.”

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I made this light and refreshing Sangria to go along with the Latin Pork & Tomatillo Stew I brought to a friend’s birthday party. I usually grab a bottle of red wine when I’m craving sangria, but today I thought starting with a dry white wine would make a nice change.

I made the husband pick up a bottle of St. Germain (elderflower liqueur) a few weekends back to make elderflower mimosas for my sister’s birthday. Unfortunately Luckily I had also made a (delicious!) batch of lavender lemonade that morning so the elderflower liqueur went mostly untouched. This…

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My Sacred Experience with A Butterfly

butterflyBlessings, Eternal Love and Eternal Peace to You,

A couple of days ago, I saw a butterfly walking towards the side door of my home. I had been reading in my kitchen when something told me to go to the door. I looked through the glass pane and saw a beautiful greenish-blue butterfly walking as if he were about to knock on my door. I know it may sound funny, and it feels odd even as I type it, but the butterfly had a message for me…

I quickly grabbed my camera, ran out the front door, and slowly walked around to the side of the house. I slowly approached the butterfly because I did not want to scare him away. I took a few pictures really fast but the lighting was not good. The butterfly must have known his because he flew to an open area, in the direct path of the sunlight. I walked as briskly as I could to catch up with him. As he flew, I noticed he flew in an amazing dance with the wind in conjunction with the gentle breeze and landed on the ground with grace and ease. Lesson number one: you will always land on your feet with grace and ease! I started taking pictures as quickly as I could. It seemed as if he were posing for the camera. He opened and closed his wings, and turned in a 360-degree so I could get pictures of him at all angels. Then, he flew off. His mission was complete.

At that point, I said to myself, “what message did he have for me?” I really should have asked him while he was there, but I was so excited to get some close-up pictures.

Later that day, I did some research and here is what I came up with:

Butterflies are most commonly known for showing up when you are going through a major transformation in your life. I asked myself, “what major transformation is taking place in my life?”  have been focused on many goals and are seeing some of them manifest one at a time. I know I am on the cusp of a major breakthrough and I know this breakthrough is something I have been praying on for a long time. Lesson number 2: never give up! No matter what obstacles may come your way, your job is to stay focused because, when you least expect it, the miracle you have been working towards will transform before your very eyes!

I also learned butterflies remind us to enjoy life without becoming oversensitive or too serious about experiences that we go through. In Ted Andrews book, “Animal Totem,” he writes, “butterflies appear to dance as they light upon flowers and such. They remind us not to take things quite so seriously within our lives.” Ask yourself, “am I taking life too seriously? Am I stressed over situations I have no control over? Am I so focused on the bad that I have lost sight of the good?” When asking myself these questions, I answered a resounding “YES” to all three of these questions. Lesson number 3: don’t take life so seriously! When we take life too seriously, we lose passion for life, and that is the last thing we ever want to do. We are here to grow and learn; even through bad experiences. If we focus on the bad, we spend every day becoming saturated with lower energy vibrations that drains us, angers us, stress us out, depresses us and shuts us off from the good that is around us. I’ve heard the saying, “don’t take life so seriously; you won’t come out of it alive.” This is true. What is the use of taking every experience so seriously that you lose out on the beauty and purpose of life?

The colors of the butterfly represent joy; they bring joy with them wherever they are because they cannot separate themselves from their external appearance. This point really hit home for me because of what has been going on in the media lately. The media has promoted separation of people based on their skin color, and if we are not careful, we may believe everything they say. I remember going to a butterfly exhibit, surrounded by hundreds of butterflies dancing and flowing in unison with one another. They flew and danced with such precision, and they did not crash into each other; they remained in perfect rhythm with one another. Words cannot express how vibrant their colors blended with each other to the point of where it reminded me of a vibrating rainbow. What if they decided to not like each other because they are different colors? How could they fulfill their life’s purpose of bringing us beauty and reminding us of the brilliance of Mother Nature if they were busy arguing over whose color pattern was better than the other’s? It sounds immature, and it really is. This led me to say to myself, “am I judgmental of others because of their outer appearance? Am I missing out on growing closer to my Higher Self because I have separated myself from someone because of the way he or she look?”  For these questions, I answered “no,” BUT the media is working hard to separate Beings from one another, and I could very well run into someone who believes stereotypes and may want to inflict or apply their beliefs on me. This question reminded me to stay on guard and protect my thoughts with high vibrational words and feelings of love and peace for others, which leads me to lesson number 4: don’t take anything personal! Again, the change in consciousness is bringing out a lot of dark feelings that some people have been holding on to for many years, and, if we are not careful, we can fall into the trap of lower energy drama. It’s not worth it!

And on that note, let’s bring this message to a close. I would like you to start paying attention to animals that make frequent appearances in your life. Are they trying to tell you something? Are they trying to bring something to your attention? Do they want you to realize how special and perfect you are, in case you have forgotten? If you do some research on the animal, I guarantee you will learn something new about yourself that will bring you much clarity on your life’s purpose and provide you with the next step in the ladder to your personal ascension. Namaste, Goddess Tamara🙂

Kwan Yin Oil Blend

Recently, I’ve been spending time meditating with the Compassion Ray Ascended Master Kwan Yin. I created an essential oil blend that helped me relax and listen to the messages she wanted to share with me. I have also been spending time with a variety of other Ascended Masters because I have been asking the Mother God for help in staying focused and determined in achieving my personal goals. Lower energy thoughts, feelings and emotions tempted to side-swipe me off of my personal course of self-fulfillment and ascension. One of the things I realize is that I must constantly be in God’s presence while I manifest each of my goals. For this reason, I decided to sit before Sister Kwan Yin because God showed me I was being too hard on myself. For this reason, I started focusing on compassion and love of self, as a means of opening my Spirit to accepting the messages of love that the Universe has in store for me. Resistance is the greatest self-sabotaging block that we could ever do to ourselves, because we are essentially saying “no” to the Universe’s offer to help us overcome blocks. On that note, I will be releasing the Kwan Yin blend today. Stay tuned for details🙂 Always in love with life and those that choose to fully live it, Goddess Tamara

Are these really my thoughts?

It may seem misleading to call this entry “My” thoughts, as many thoughts that come to me seem to come at the most inopportune moment. I gain great clarity from Divine messages when I am taking the shower, driving, cleaning, or in the middle of some other task which did not require me to be intentionally “plugged into” the Universe. For this reason, I decided to create a page entitled “My Thoughts,” as they are filtered through me. I am happy to share these messages with you, as I believe my role is to BE a channel of messages of love from the Great Mother God.

Choices

We are ONE. As much as you may hate to believe it, we are all a part of the greater whole. External physical appearances may lead us to believe that we are all different, separate and individual, and that our choices do not effect one another. As you study energy, how it works, how it creates, how it maneuvers, and how it vibrates, then you will see that every person is a manifestation of the ONE, and that we have the power to create the World in an amazing and dynamic body of Paradise.

We vibrate on differing levels because of individual choices. We all have the ability to choose and live our lives as we want. Each decision we make is based on past thought reinforcements that dictate our ability to decipher what is “right” or what is “wrong.” We can also chose based on life’s experiences that either hurt us or made us feel good. Everyone’s life experience is different, so everyone will choose differently. Individual choice has the power to separate us or bring us together.

If you are noticing an awakening shift in your life, start paying attention to your thoughts and the choices you make based on your thoughts. You may notice a pattern that does not help you grow, and, then, you have the choice to change it or not. Blessings, Goddess Tamara