THE BOOB

While my toenails were being painted in a dark purple, the television lit up with new terms: inner boob, outer boob, and side boob. Being a woman that is obsessed with her own outstanding set, these terms were instantly texted to my friends; my cell lit up like a cigarette. The origin of the terms came from the need to no longer refer to the bosom as one piece because it deserves more specific descriptions for its different parts. I found this to be rather outstanding. I shall now consider all parts of my boobs when considering that outfit. This is what I learned while spending time in the nail salon.

Full Blue Moon in Aquarius

This moon brings a sense of calm in my life. Sleeping has improved and information flows freely. Visions have been more vivid as well as an increased intake of water. The Circle of Sisterhood continues to make progress and business cards are being constructed. It is a time of progress and transition. The universe asks that I make the most of situations and take responsibility for defining them appropriately. Its not easy to find that silver lining in every situation, but it is healthy. It can also work wonders for a girl’s psyche. This moon is beautiful. This moon tells us about the good things that are coming to us as long as we continue to work on ourselves. Sleep calls just now.

The Present Moment

There are many lessons that life can teach us. It can be a lesson of great difficulty or even one with ease. Such learning often provides us with a great understanding of ourselves which is invaluable. My latest lesson has been to live in the present. It isn’t easy because I am put in the position of considering the future constantly. However, I have found that it is possible to plan for the future while enjoying the present.
If I am going to spend time with a friend, I prefer to do so when there is nothing else on my plate for the day. This alleviates the worry of being late for an appointment or being distracted for fear of something going wrong. We can enjoy that second cup of tea and fully taste that delicious slice of lemon cake without being hassled by time constraints. This is one way that I can remain the present. It also helps when I put the cell phone on silent and toss it in my bag.
It would be a crime if I did not mention that I don’t feel a biological clock; who invented this term? The average woman my age is married with children. Congratulations. I am questioned often about why I am not in such a situation. Truth be told, I have never been in the position where such considerations were on the table. Maybe there is an unwritten law that society expects me to be in that scenario; however, society does not know the joy of being an individual. Why is it such a shock when a woman presents herself without a husband or babies? Am I not enough by myself? If I am not enough by myself, is another supposed to complete my existence? I remember watching the Tom Cruise movie that made that quote famous. Perhaps it did more harm than good.
If one is able to master staying in the present, a flow begins to develop. There is less stress and more wholeness about life. Food is truly tasted, people are fully enjoyed, the warmth of the sun is truly felt and appreciated on a different level. The little moments in life assist us in building a solid foundation for what carries us through the good times as well as the bad. It is a challenge worth undertaking.

Bridal Consultation: The Love & The Music

It is not my practice to do bridal consultations. My schedule is quite busy between performances and spiritual readings, not to mention workshops, classes, and….I like to sleep daily. However, I made an exception for a returning client, and it has left me reconsidering my own policy because of what transpired. It was simply a proud moment for women.
The future mother-in-law made the appointment for herself and the bride to meet with me. When I opened the door, there were four women present. All of them were invited in to grace the nice soft sofa. There was the mother of the bride, the future mother-in-law, the bride, and the aunt. Each woman was excited about the upcoming nuptials and were obviously enjoying the preparations. They were present to support the young bride as she carefully made her musical selections. The smiles, chatter, and insightful questions all made for a delightful time. It was refreshing to see two families coming together to work as one bloodline.
It was rather fitting for me to see the strong female support as one woman moved forward to embrace the love of her life. What a far cry from the mother daughter issues that we so often hear about. I often here about the celebrity wives that have issues with each other and go so far as to attack in bouts of physical emotion. Instead of getting therapy, they splash themselves all over the screen for high ratings at the demand of money grubbing television networks. There should be more displays of the support and love that truly does exist. These feelings were the bottom line in the middle of a business transaction. So, yes I am here rethinking my own policy….

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Crystal Sawyer
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Piscean Power

My life has suddenly changed its pace. My phone has been ringing off the hook with email notifications fighting for attention. Appointments are appearing faster than what I am aware of and yet the sun is still shining. It is due to the impending doom of work which greets me next week. However, I have learned that I am a person that likes a nice slow easy pace. Entire days that are dedicated to absolutely nothing suit my just fine. My schedule was so overwhelming this last Spring that I escaped on vacation with a friend. She told me that she was leaving town on official business, and I told her that she had company. Am I complaining? No. This is simply a voice of concern for my future sanity.
I have a fondness for telling my sisters that they should consider themselves prior to anyone else. Put yourself in a seat of honor so that you can continue to serve the ones that you love. Here is yet another situation on my hands where I need to consider myself prior to the insane madness that my life is going to throw at me. Gone are the days of awaking around 11 and moving after noon. No more midday chats with my beloved sister as we sing of the days of glory. How shall I cope? I need a game plan.
Silence. I am a reclusive Piscean that likes silence. I do not fancy a lot of noise around me because it is irritating. More often than not the lights must be off if I want to concentrate. Soft beautiful music lulls me to sleep. Pedicures make me feet feel amazing and there is a new group of women that will be gathering in the name of one of my favorite goddesses. Maybe, I shall join them for the fun. Part of how I plan to conquer this predicament is being prepared for it. Since I know that the transition back to work will be the opening of flood gates, no matter how I try to put it in a more pleasing light, its rough on me. It is up to me to draw upon the available resources to keep myself in tact. That and I already have a retreat planned for September.

The Sacral Chakra: The Seat of Creativity

My Sacral Chakra is my dominant energy center. Naturally, it gives me the most issues while dictating the ebb and flow of my life. A spiritual dress was created to bathe it in orange so that it can bask in its natural hue. As I think of it this evening, creativity and abundance come to mind.
Allow yourself to communicate through some form of creative expression or cultivate an important hobby. It does not matter if you share it with others or attain a professional level. It needs to meet your personal needs. Perhaps you enjoyed drawing as a child but life took you in other directions. You could pick it up again in your adulthood. Take a drawing class or buy a sketch book and draw in your garden.
Many people shy away from journaling because they feel as if writing is simply not for them. In the privacy of your own written space, how & what you are sacred matters. There is not going to be an exam or someone shoving an opinion down your throat. It can truly help with dream tracking and showing you your personal life cycles.
It is no surprise that this lower chakra is associated with fertility. Women create life and nurture it as mothers. However, one can be pregnant with things other than children. A constant flow of words may overflow from one person while another can be a source of impromptu ideas that never fail. Once you are able to pinpoint your fertile moments you can also maximize upon this power. You may discover that with deep breathing, you are able to energize this chakra as well as the others which then allows you to smile more often.
You can see the work of this chakra if you observe a connected couple at dinner. They may seem completely oblivious to the world around them because they are simply taken by the sight of each other. The interactions with other people are gentle and without effort. The sense of touch is heightened which is evident in the fact that their hands have never parted. This is the orange energy center at work.
When you sit outside in nature, you may be aware of the wind in your hair. The warmth of the sun may be comforting to you as well. If you taste a delicious pear, you will no doubt enjoy the soft compression of the fruit. The sweet juices will refresh you as you savor the moment. When we get caught up in the frantic mania of life, the little things that make it wonderful are often overlooked. That is when it is important for us to stop. Remember that a breath can change everything. A moment of silence can honor a broken system and return us to the necessary steps of healing. Write an entry in that journal about everything or nothing at all. Take the sewing class. Register for that graduate womens’ studies class. Whatever it is, allow your Sacral Chakra to take its rightful place as your seat of creativity.

Happy Formula

Happiness is something that you should not put off for a future date. The future is not promised to you. What you have in your hands is the present which is what you need to enjoy to the fullest. If there is a passion that simply captures you, pursue it. If there is a person whom you love dearly, make certain that the person is aware of this sentiment. It is without question that many miss out on special moments in the hope that the perfect time rolls around. The perfect time is now. Make yourself and your heart known.
Say those words that make you choke because they are filled with emotion. When you hurt feelings, take the person by the hand and express your heartfelt apology for causing harm. Plan that trip. Celebrate the good times under the full moon. This is the life of all of your lifetimes.