Creative Power of Intention

A few years ago I was sitting in my little apartment in the trees preparing for my birthday and new year intentions. I drew a symbol that is meaningful to me on a piece of paper and wrote them out and put them on my altar. I also shared them with my sister so she could bear witness to the unfolding of these heartfelt visions and intentions.

I had been out of my marriage for many years and starting over in many ways. When you tear everything down that is not working or not in alignment with your path is where you have a solid foundation to begin creating a new in a mindful and meaningful way.

I wrote my intentions about my health, finding my partner, finding a new home for me and my kids, working with my gifts and helping others, financial independence and abundance and traveling the world.

These creations do not happen overnight, and sometimes they can. It’s all about divine timing, believing in your sacred heart and not being attached to how and when it all shows up.

Here is what happened.

2018 I was reunited with my best friend from high school. It was such a magical reunion and in that moment, I had that deep knowing that I had when I was 16.

He arrived.

I healed myself from a HPV naturally after the docs wanted to do an invasive procedure and I said, ‘Nope. I can heal this.”

Healing Happens.

2019 I bought a townhouse in the woods.

Miracle Manifest.

2020 I quit my job to build my practice and write my book (scary AF). The Universe has and continues to provide in the most amazing ways and I am so grateful.

Believing is Seeing.

You may not know how things will happen or show up, but they will if you just Believe.

I came across this quote the other day and it sums up my belief system.

“Because you are alive, everything is possible.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

My wish for you on this New Moon and Upcoming Year is that you believe in the desires and gifts of your heart.

I created New Moon Coaching to support you with your intentions and visions.

New Moon Coaching supports your intentions and harness your creative power.

What does this mean? I help you get clear in your intentions/goals and creations for each lunar cycle.


Help you create your own ritual and ceremony for each new moon and create your own personal mantra.

This helps your step into your creative self and work with the magic and and mystery of the universe, ultimately the magic of U!

Let’s Do it!

xo

Cassandra

Rosemary

My daughter is taking a learning herbs course this year for her science studies. My goal is to educate and integrate all the uses of herbs for overall health and wellbeing – for everyone! We use herbs and oils all the time in our house for our holistic apothecary. Natural healthcare is our thing!

Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffings, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion and internal organ function when ingested.* Long revered by experts, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy. Taken internally it helps to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*

Essential Oil Uses

  • Diffuse to create an atmosphere conducive for studying.
  • Take internally to help reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*
  • Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favorite entrées for flavoring and to support healthy digestion.*

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion when consumed*
  • Internal use may help support healthy respiratory function*
  • When taken internally, may help to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue*

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional cautions below.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Source: DoTerra

Grab your Rosemary or other essential oils here to build up your Natural Apothocary. You can also contact me for a free holistic health consultation.

Love Your Body!

Last year I enrolled in a course that began with a presentation from Deepak Chopra sharing about how we were all created. When the video was finished he said, “Congratulations for coming this far.” We have come a long way. We have evolved and expanded exponentially from the big bang that was created in our mother’s womb. We have learned what it’s like to be human  in all it’s imperfect perfection.

We have a society obsessed with bodies and what we should and should not look like. It becomes hard to accept our diversity and uniqueness. Our bodies house all the mechanics, function, spirit and magic that allow us to live. I have come to understand humans as living spirits, a sol/soul in a body. Pure Consciousness that is interconnected in our web of life, inside and out.

We have a human family that is infected with disharmony and disease, yet the good news is we have the power and have been built to heal. We are self healing creatures on infinite levels. We all have stories of hurt and healing, however I was reflecting on mine and was infused with a deeper appreciation for the body of my experience.

I was told of a story when I was just learning how to walk. I had a terrible reaction to a medical intervention and was infected with a blood-bone illness. I stopped walking and was hospitalized. The doctors were fearing the worst and they did not know when and if I would recover. My mom tells the story of a world wide prayer vigil that was held for me.  In record time my little body began to heal and transmute the infection.

We are radical shapeshifters. Inside and out.

Growing up we get cuts and bruises. We heal.

We get colds and flus. We heal.

Some experience accidents, surgeries and severe dis-eases. We heal.

We experience heart break. We heal.

Our bodies are incredible.

Deepak shares in his book Perfect Health, “To change the print out of the body, you must learn to rewire the software of the mind.” This has been my experience personally and with friends, family and clients. There are many doctors and practitioners now focused on holistic health and healing utilizing mind-body medicine along with healthy lifestyle habits.

I have had my share of accidents. I had a severe laceration in my lower abdomen when I was 12. I tore my ACL when I was 14. I was raped at 16. I have had a handful of surgeries.  I healed my asthma. I healed a mass in my breast. I cured my own HPV and more. Our bodies are amazing. All of these experiences show me how powerful our bodies are – however, we are not our bodies with our our Spirit. When the Spirit leave the body we are nothing more than quantum energy of unembodied consciousness.

Our relationship to our body is our relationship to life, our divinity, our spirituality, our health and healing. We have been so focused on the material aspect of our body and life that we have forgotten what breathes us and gives us life. To truly feel whole and complete and understand your healing power, you need to tap into the divinity of your body and mind. A conscious state of being knows that you have a choice and making that choice is an act of free will and power.

This choice can change your life.

We have to create a container and environment for health and healing to occur. One of the greats, Albert Einstein said,  “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”  Same goes for our health, our life, our relationships, our world and our relationship to our bodies.

Let’s connect with our bodies. I recently reflected on how far I have come from the safe womb of my mother. I grew from a baby to a woman, scars and all. I gave birth, nursed my children, walked and traveled all over the world and expressed loved with my body.

Self care, love and appreciation for all that you are is a tremendous healing act, no matter your shape, size or color. If you have a few extra pounds like me, that’s okay, we have the power to shift that with our mind, body and spirit. I have carried a lot of stress and trauma in my body. We all do, it’s how we release, cleanse and restore where are true essence of health, life and vibrant well being will shine through.

So go ahead and Love Your Body!

It’s the only place we have to live to experience this gift of life.

Join the Holistic DIVA Wellness Circle for health, healing and personal growth.

xx

Cassandra

 

 

Ayurveda: Morning Self Care

In case you did not hear it’s the summer of Ayurveda.

If you are not familiar, it’s an ancient living tradition that roots back over 5000 years in India. Ayurveda means the Science of Life and there is no wonder I have gravitated back to this tradition because it’s a holistic model of health, healing and living.

Bottom line, I am digging it.

If you are looking for a reset, this may be it.

If you are looking for change up your routine, your health and your life, this may be it.

What I love about Ayurveda is that it focuses on the individual and their personal constitution to cultivate health and healing. Health is wealth and while we live in a day in age of chronic illness, cancer and numerous dis-eases, Ayurveda returns with ancient wisdom and knowledge that we can incorporate in our daily lives, take back our power and return to balance in harmony with ourselves and nature.

So, Good Morning!

Are you just waking up? 

Here are some suggestions for a morning routine or ritual. This is adapted from the book The Book of Ayurveda by Judith H. Morrison.

  1. As you wake up lie in bed for a few minutes  and become aware how your body is feeling, what you are thinking and your attitude. If you wake up with a crappy attitude, you will have a crappy day.  Give gratitude for your body, your breathe and the ability to change your mind, attitude and possibly perceptions. Keep your heart open and focus on all the positive possibilities while giving thanks for all that you do have, even if it’s just giving thanks for breathing.
  2. Rub your palms together an then hold or gently rub your face. Ahhh you have a beautiful face!  Feel the energy and vitality that runs through you.
  3. Greet yourself in the Mirror, ” Good Morning Sunshine!” A reminder that you love and respect yourself.
  4. Go to the Potty. Elimination is important in more ways than one.
  5. Scrape your tongue. Yep. Scrape it with a teaspoon or tongue scraper. It’s a thing. This stimulates your digestive/immune system. If you have excess ama (not the hugging saint), ama which is gunk in your body this will help clear some of it.
  6. Clean your teeth and learn about oil pulling.
  7. Clean your nasal passages. You can do some deep breathing along with becoming one with your net pot and then a few drops of sesame oil to lub up the nasal passages. Another homework assignment fo you to look into.
  8. Yoga and Meditation time! Get it on.
  9. Oil your skin. I think of all of this like a vehicle tune up. Most people take better care of their cars than their body and our body is our vehicle for life, so take care of all the functions with tender loving care.
  10. Take a warm shower or bath.
  11. Dress in fresh clean and comfy clothes. Research colors that help your Dosha, your personal constitution.
  12. Eat a clean, quality breakfast according to your constitution.

You can take a Dosha Quiz to see where you are.

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xo

Cassandra

 

Show Me The Love.

We are riding waves.
Some people are on a good ride and some are getting pulled in the under tow. We all go through ebbs and flow, ups and downs. This is the polarity and duality of life. We are here to master the flow and how we whether the storms. Each day we are blessed to experience this wild ride of life, the calm and the chaos. Mastering the energy of emotions, patterns and experiences. Staying centered in the EYE is the goal.Returning to Love every time.
May we remember that if we have made it this far we are remarkable beings and we are blessed. We have been through hell and experienced heaven all at the same time. We are tested. These tests make us stronger if we allow it. We return to similar experiences to see if we have learned our lesson, if we remember we have a choice to make the same choice or a different one.
Let us choose to love ourselves and love one another, over and over and over again.
When we have a world that likes to focus it’s lens on hate, war, fear, division and separation; show me the love, show me the unity, show me the good and let’s amplify that until we drown out the hate. This is one way we support the transformation of our world.
Show

Me

The

Love.

You Are the Chosen One

Listening to a message this morning someone shared it’s hard to understand the violence and war. I thought to myself, It’s really not hard to understand when we step back and see the worldly unit suffering from amnesia.

They have forgotten who they are. There is never an absence of love, just an absence of the awareness that love is in all things. The immature mind does not understand unity, it hangs on the puppet strings of separation and suffering.

In each moment we have a choice between faith and fear, between fear and love. I am grateful to other souls echoing the message I have been sharing for ages. The change in our world begins with us; examining our heart and mind and bringing it all back to balance and unity within. When we are triggered, we must look at the depths of our shadow and our reflection.

These tantrums otherwise known as “attacks” of some sort is a reflection of the collective soul/psyche. If we think of the world as our body, these acts are the physical symptoms wanting our attention. How do we shift to the healing of love?

In each moment, each breath we have an invitation to remember that we are the living spirit. We can create heaven or hell on earth.

Cellularly (energetically) we are composed of male and female energetic attributes. At our essence we are androgynous, yet have been ‘split’ and created in male or female physical form as we experience life and integrate inner harmony. Those that kill or bash someone’s sexual orientation are also really struggling with aspects in themselves. Pray for them.

We are One. We are whole, we are man and woman; our creation and expression unique. Bless the diversity that makes us whole. Send love and forgiveness to all as we are witnessing a reflection of our collective inner world.

In this breath, we have a choice. I have said to my clients time and time again,

” You are the chosen one to create a better world.” 

–Better health, better relationships etc.

The change begins in our own hearts and the ripple will become a wave a change.

A shift for humanity.

 

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It’s been 20 Years

It was nearly 20 years ago.

I was living in Los Angeles working as a Nanny and Production Assistant, following my dream to work in Film. On a routine visit to the doctor, she found a mass in my breast.

She looked at me and said, “feel this…” It was the size and texture of a hacky-sak. I was surprisingly calm as she continued to finish the exam and talk to me. She had an energy about her that I called other worldly. She had that look in her eye. She asked me, “Do you trust me?”  And without hesitation I said yes.

She said, “Okay young lady, we are not even going to say they C word…”

Alternative options were not on my mind, however, my doctor guided me through an holistic protocol. We looked at my diet, lifestyle and habits and made some changes that I agreed to.  The agreement would be to check in each month and if the mass shrinks we continue with the protocol. If it doesn’t then we would entertain other options.

Each month it got smaller.

Within a year the mass was gone.

I don’t know why I trusted her so much, but I did. I felt something else guiding both of us.

Having had numerous people in my life touched by cancer and other illnesses, it was because of that experience I  knew there was another way to help, to heal and to live.

Living and healing is a creative art, you just need to find your medium. From that moment on I studied everything under the sun on holistic health, nutrition, energy work, psychology, spirituality and more.

The message was clear.

We Are Powerful Creatures.

Given the right conditions, tools and support healing is possible, for anyone.

I am passionate about empowering and supporting people with their desire for vibrant health and happiness.  I weave my passion and specialty in Holistic Health, Integrative Wellness and Energy, Mind-Body Medicine to support your intentions and creations for your life.

I have learned that everything is connected, leave no stone unturned, because you will find the answers and the treasures are all within you.

While I have had several stops and starts at various holistic health schools due to life circumstances, and several health and healing certifications, today I graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition!

I have been a student and practitioner of holistic health and healing since that day sitting in the doctors office in Los Angeles. I have dedicated my life to holistic health, healing and natural living. What a journey it has been.

The IIN program affirmed and solidified all my work I have done over the past 20 years. The sense of accomplishment and validation is tremendous. With fire in my belly, I am dusting off  and resurrecting the very first program I created nearly 7 years ago and will soon be available to you!

I would love for you to celebrate with me and set your intention to day to live your best life — healthy, whole and free!

If you are ready to begin your health journey or wish for additional support, I am here!

Contact me to set up a time to talk!

xo

Cassandra

 

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