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Mental Debris and Clutter

Everything that surrounds you will either provide you comfort or discomfort.

The choice is up to you. 

Take a look around your living and your work space.

Does this show harmony, joy or healthy wellness?

Or does it scream help me, I feel like I am being burried alive?

Energy is a State of Mind

We are all energy beings and energy flows to where the attention goes. This can be positive energy or unhealthy anxious, depressed energy.  

Our mental state of mind is like that. Imagine for a moment a candle; the candle lights up the room, but what happens if you remove the oxygen. The candle will eventually stop burning. This may be immediately or over a period of time. You are like a candle, and you need oxygen, space and free- flowing movement. However, if you are packed in your living and work space. You are like the candle and maybe pittering out and unable to freely live the life you deserve. 

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Forbes recently posted an article about how people are not thriving and are burying themselves with stuff.  This is a mental state of mind, rather than a necessity.

How often do you hear the term retail therapy? 

Go outside soak up nature. Disengage from everything; unplug from electronics and connect back with you. Nature is amazing and will help you feel calm, peaceful and connect to your heart and soul.

Things to Enjoy in Nature

  • Meditate
  • Write in your journal
  • Read
  • Paint
  • Doodle
  • Draw
  • Veg 
  • Garden
  • Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or Spirits
  • Nap
  • Rest
  • Look at the stars or moon

How Clutter and Debris Clogs Your Mind

People have become so used to stuff: the newest and greatest gadgets. All of this is to make your life easier. But come on, how often do you look for an item or have to move other stuff around. Probably more than you would like to admit. Or not even use the items you have, because you cannot reach it.

Sad but true for so many. Holding onto items, stuff, and hoarding is a mental state of being pursued into feeling safe. All too often this is about feeling safe and controlling your environment. 

The Mental Cost of Clutter

Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D. has written an article describing the preciousness of mental health and what clutter does to your body. One of the biggest statements that she makes is that clutter creates stress.

Yes, clutter can stress you out. You walk into a room that is messy, cluttered and this automatically sends out a stress s.o.s. signal to your brain. Your body’s natural defense begins and the negative ego starts talking: Abort, turn around and walk away. Unfortunately,  your ego may begin to internally beat you up about the mess and how you never clean it up: man what a loser.

Or, what if this clutter does not belong to you, but someone else you work with or live with. The same thing is happening; and because it is not yours, there’s not much you can do about it. I know, been there done that. Not everyone can see their faults or maybe they do not wish to address the deep inner issue.

Deep Inner Issue

Safety is a huge reason why people collect stuff. It is just stuff. Ya can’t take it with you. So, do these items that cause mental chao and stresses your physical body really need to control you?


Or there is a loss of a loved one, relationship and so forth. There may be trauma such as domestic violence. So, you hold onto stuff as if it is precious. Again this is like building a mental fortress around a deeper issue: Safety. 

You are safe.

In fact, for a year and a half, I have lived with only my clothes and personal items; that’s it. Ya know what I found. That the “stuff” wasn’t important. I am important: my mental and physical wellness is important. The clutter and stuff is not. 

Ultimately, how you deal with this is up to you. I hope that you find yourself able to remove debris, clutter and bring forth a mental wellness that lessens the physical stress that happens and you are happy, harmonious and safe! 

I will not allow anyone to walk through my mind with their dirty feet. – Ghandi 

This is a great book to get ya started


Oodles of Love,

Natasha

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Natasha Botkin MSc. Ed. Rm., Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author and Artist.  She uses healing whimsical, magical, soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns, blocks, and trauma to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Wellness 17

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6 Simple Ways to Lessen Anxiety by Raising Your Confidence Part 2

In my two previous blogs Word of the Year and 6 Simple Ways to Increase Your Confidence, I share insights on how this came to be for me. I do not know about you, but I am sick of people talking about things they have never been through.

Anxiety

It is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

Anxiety can shatter one’s life, relationships and so much more.

The biggest crush is the one to you. I am talking about disappointment. How many times have you tried to not worry- “I’ve got this,” and then whamo, 10 steps backwards. It is a vicious cycle that is often misunderstood.

Misunderstood

Anxiety, Misunderstood, Raising Confidence Magical BlessingsA lack of confidence can bring forth much anxiety and vice versa. Once upon a time, I was fearless, nothing and no one could smash my hopes and dreams. I was a master manifestor and the epitaph of confidence. Unfortunately, a family circumstance began to seep its vengeance into me. The scariest part is that the divergence was not obvious . It was a slow unseen infiltrator.  Little by little worry and doubt began to show up. It festered in such a way that was mostly oblivious to me. Experience after experience brought forth illness and I was provide my continuance of living via another’s donated bones.

Poof Just Like That

This time it became much more intense. Just what is happening?

I became an anxiety machine, but not the kind that was out in the open. Rather I was a closet anxiety mongrel. This lead to an unhealthy domestic violence relationship and the anxiety grew worse.

I do not write this for pittance, rather for your relief.  I understand what it is like to have no fear, become full of fear and work this out of my system. Been there done that and I am still evolving, exploring and growing

Blasting Through The Anxious Worry

Anxiety, Raising, Raise, Confidence, Magical BlessingsIn order to heal, I needed to deeply forgiveness myself for being lead into this matter. Next, I cleared myself over and over with much love, light and plenty of those who held the key for me to heal. I just had to ask for these keys. Sorry, there is not one answer. Rather it is like having a personal riddle to unraveling.

Unraveling I did, along with disavowing, dispelling and anything from this or past life times.  This takes patience, tears ( well at least for me). I used to not cry and now, oh boy watch out. That’s okay I realized that this is not a curse, but a benefit to feel so deeply. And it is also okay to ask for assistance; there have been times when I really tried to clear something from me, but I am too close, so I needed others to help me.

Real and Raw 

Anxiety became my go to fall down and fall back. Again, I am not looking for pity, rather let my experience be your teaching tool and key to your success.

Turning the Key to Success

As I began to turn the key, I found less anxiety. Most of all I began to see through the clearing my dashed confidence. Step by step I discovered ways that built my confidence. Each step of confidence made me less anxious. This is to not say that I do not have anxiety, I do; it was much less.

Anxiety is my Super Power

Sounds silly, crazy and it probably is; yet, I feel so deeply and discovered what my anxiety looks like and feels like. This helps direct and guide me to boost my confidence.

6 ways to Lessen Your Anxiety and Raise Your Confidence

  1. Give yourself opportunities for you to succeed. No one gets to measure how big or small your opportunity is; this is yours and yours alone. Own it. Succeed at it. Boost you up!
  2. Practice how to handle life’s stressors. The art of practice and the art of talking to yourself is a great tool. This can help you prepare for an opportunity. It can help you weave in and out of the emotions, fear and help you soar to success.
  3. I am so much more when I am me Authenticity Authentic Truth True YouUse Lavender. This is a great plant and essential oil to help soothe, calm and relax you. If you are a lady dab 1-2 drops on a cotton ball and tuck this in your bra.  Or as a dude, you could dab 1-2 drops on a cotton ball and tuck this in your shirt pocket. Voila a great aroma and aromatherapy at the same time to soothe and calm you.
  4. Explore something new for you. Go an adventure new or re-visit an adventure. I used to pick a place on a map and go hike in a park. I discovered so much about me while exploring the beauty of nature.
  5. Move your body. Get up, get a movin. Even if it is for 15 mins. move your body. This could be gentle stretches, yoga, a nice stroll. Kick it up and run if you like.
  6. Just Do it! Don’t even give yourself time to think about it. This is a major anxiety stressor and opportunity killer. Count backwards 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and boom do it.

You’ve GOT This! 

Yes, Natasha I’d Love to Let Go of Anxiety

 

Oodles of Love & Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

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Natasha Botkin, Master Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author, Artist.  She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center

 

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The Many Uses of Lavender

Let’s explore the many uses of lavender. Some may call this folktale remedies, the yesteryear of a traveling medicine man, a witch brewing her concoction or a Native Medicine Man/Woman. Lavender has many essences to help you with emotional and mental health.

Why Lavender is Useful

Lavender is a very versatile herb and flower.  Most of us use the flower buds.

  • Relaxing
  • Restorative
  • Eases anxieties
  • Soothes anger
  • Calms over activity (ADD/ADHD) or helps slow down an overactive mind
  • Meditation
  • Decorative
  • Edible
  • Essential Oil

Herb 

lavender book serene tranquil calm restore relax rest transformLavender is an herb that has so many wonderful uses. Not only is this gorgeous to grow in your yard, but is also a great houseplant.

Imagine for a moment a meditation room with ivory walls, a light silk fabric flowing with the air movement and the aroma of a lavender plant naturally calming this space. To me, this sounds like a serene meditation space to relax and restore you in a sea of serenity.

Dry the lavender blooms and voila more uses.

  • Add a 1/4 tsp lavender buds, 1/4 tsp chamomile blooms, and 1 tsp marshmallow root to brew a nice relaxing tea. You may sweeten this with 1 tsp cane sugar, honey or whatever you enjoy. This will soothe your mind, body and spirit.
  • Make a lavender satchel with dried lavender buds. This wonderful aroma can be use for you, your linen or lingerie draws, or as a gift.
  • Use lavender buds for a floral pick me up in any room.
  • Place lavender buds on a gift or gift tag.
  • Sprinkle lavender buds in your pillowcase for a restful slumber.
  • Tie lavender buds together and create a decorative sweetly scented wreath.

 

Essential Oil

lavender essential oil soothe relax calm restore transform spiritual divine You can make your own or purchase lavender essential oil. There are so many incredible ways that you can  imagine with lavender essential oil.

  • Place a drop or two of lavender essential oil with 1-2 drops of coconut oil on a cotton ball and tuck this in your bra for an all day and natural stress reliever.
  • Use 2-3 drop of l.e.o in your bath with Epsom salt and this soothes your tired, sore muscles.
  • Add 1-2 drops of l.e.o. to sugar. Step in shower, use the sugar scrub  on your body; next,  turn on the shower water to wash off and reveal sparkly soft skin
  • Place 1-2 drops of l.e.o and c.o on the bottom of a child’s foot who refuses to sleep and poof, voila slumber.
  • Add 3-4 drop of l.e.o into a diffuser and fill your space with this serene aroma.

 Animal Friends

I am not a fan of the harsh anti-flea remedies. So,  I located at my health food store a natural option with lavender and other herbs collar.  Fortunately, I have also found soothing anti-anxiety lavender collars for my dog who was terrified of fireworks; and I would even spray l.e.o on her bed during high firework seasons.  This helped calm her down.

Edible

Yep, you can eat and ingest lavender buds. Edible lavender helps soothe your mind body and spirit in a gentle way.

  • A favorite treat of mine in the hot summer is lavender mint ice tea.
  • Another sweet treat is lavender sugar.
  • Once upon a time local bakery baked the most incredible lemon & lavender muffins.

The possibilities are endless with lavender.  

Oodles of Love, 

Natasha 

 

 

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