Heart Cleanse

I wanted to share a sample from my Holistic DIVA Spring Cleanse – Mind-Body-Spirit. I thought the heart cleanse was the perfect one to share because this work comes from my heart to share with yours.

I currently have a group of 20 participants following along for 7 days. It’s more than a physical cleanse filled with a bunch of recipes. This cleanse goes further into the deeper layers of our mind, body and sprit.

Day 4 Heart Cleanse

Today we are going to use the element of air and breath to bring awareness into our heart. Today might be emotional as we are breathing into the depths of our body and soul. Our heart is the strongest energy center we have. It connects us to everything. It does more than just pump blood though our body. The heart has a powerful memory and is the great healer we all have within.

Take a moment to sit outside and feel and appreciate the air.

Take some time, 3-5 minutes or so to just sit and breathe, in and out through your nose.

As you inhale our belly expands

Then release.

Take another 3-5 minutes with your hands on your heart and breathe in and out of your heart space.

When you are finished, journal on your experience while witnessing the following as a compassionate observer:

What areas of my heart/body need attention?
What names, stories or experiences are still causing pain in my heart (mind/body)?
Where and why am I feeling resentment or anger (mind/body)?

How can I heal these areas with love and forgiveness?
Will I allow myself to exhale the past and begin a new?
How can I love myself more?
What would it look like if I lived my life with my heart leading the way?

Take your time with this, breathe into it all and let go what you need to let go and breathe new life in your your heart, mind and body.

Our breath enlivens the spirit of our body. Take some time each day to consciously breathe and appreciate the healing gift of the element of air.

Eat Your Greens!

Greens support the Heart Center on many levels.
Take your pick from these Spring Salads to create and breathe new life into a love for Salads.
“ Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Affirmation: I am a healer and my love is medicine

*eBook coming soon to Amazon and other outlets.

 

Herb Spotlight: Holy Basil

O’ Holy Basil was on the top of my list to plant in my forest farm due to it’s history and the extensive support it offers our health and well being. I have been drinking the tea for years and knew it had to have a home with Holistic DIVA Herbs.

Ocimum sanctum

Holy Basil

In the “Charaka Samhita” the consummate text on Ayurveda written around 1000 BC, Holy Basil is described as “the incomparable one”. It is considered a symbol of fidelity and helpful in attaining spiritual enlightenment. It has been used to support a healthy response to stress, maintain blood sugar levels within a normal range, promote longevity, nourish the mind and elevate the spirit.

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) exhibits impressive adaptogenic activity. Helping the body adapt to stresses of various kinds, this plant has a normalizing, broad-spectrum action that maintain homeostasis.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF HOLY BASIL
Stress Support
Brain & Cognitive Support
Immune Support
Foundational Support
Glycemic Support
Digestive Support
 

Want some? Learn more on Gaia Herbs.

I am probably brewing some right now.

 

Spring Greens

I was searching around this morning for new salad recipes, because we all need to eat more greens! This is also a great time to plant some greens of your own. In our Holistic DIVA Herb Farm and Garden we are planting loads of greens and herbs.

I found this yum-yum on  Two Peas and their Pod

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 8 heads little gem lettuce bottom 1-inch trimmed off and separated into leaves (you can also use butter lettuce)
  • 4 Persian cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 Easter radish very thinly slice (or 3 regular radishes thinly sliced)
  • 1 ripe avocado pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 8 canned artichoke hearts drained and halved
  • 12 ounces roasted asparagus cut into 2-inch pieces

For the Lemon-Champagne Vinaigrette:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. For the salad: Arrange the lettuce leaves in a large salad bowl. Top with the sliced cucumbers, radish, avocado, dill, mint, artichoke hearts, and roasted asparagus.
  2. For the dressing: Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.
  4. Note-the dressing will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 

Do you have a favorite Spring Green Recipe you would like to share?  I would love to feature it. Contact Me.

xo

Cassandra

Let Love Rule

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There is no denying we are living in amazing times. Who knew we would be dealing with a pandemic in our lifetime. What is interesting is that I feel safe. I have my moments of anxiety, but I feel the words in this image more strongly. There is more that what meets the eye.

We have to hold and support each other as what we knew as normal falls apart and the new dawn reveals itself. Those close to me know I have prophetic dreams and visions. I am also a clairsentient. I don’t often share because it’s weird and unbelievable at times. Growing up I did not know what to do with the “information” as it happens randomly too.

We all have gifts.

We all need to cultivate and use those gifts now to support the shifting of the world. We are here to come up with sustainable solutions that are in harmony with the natural world that support our eco-system on all levels. We need to keep our spirits up with creativity – with music, song, dance, art, cooking, painting, making love; anything creative that makes you feel alive. This is the energy we need right now to pull us through.

Even among the chaos God/Love is here. We are learning our lessons and clearing our karma. This is what happens when we are given free will. We are not immune from the consequences of our individual or collective actions. May we be at peace in knowing all is forgiven. We must forgive ourselves and forgive others.

I offered a powerful workshop on forgiveness many years ago. I am happy to share those insights in the coming days. Forgiveness is a powerful antidote for much of what ails us.

Did we know it would come to this?

Part of our responsibility is our own inner healing and alignment with heaven and earth.

It is one and the same.

We are here to unite no just with each other but the inner landscape of all that is within us. We have been told for thousands of years that all is within in us. So within so without, meaning the world we live in. We are the army of spiritual warriors living in the flesh. It’s time to do your part. This is the revolution. Earth is the gift of the Garden. The Garden of Eden.

Look at what we have done with the virus of greed, power, control, consumption and materialism. We have created a concrete jungle of war, and separation. We have raped the land and polluted what was meant to be heaven on/as Earth.

If we can think of Earth as the collective heart of the Universe we as cells/souls must organize to heal. She is showing us the way. We are regenerative beings, we must create the right conditions so that all the creatures can live in harmony. It is possible. I have seen it.

 

Aligning with Spring, we are in the season of rebirth and renewal. May we follow her lead. Healing and peace come from cultivating health from reconciliation. We must reconcile all that has held us back in our heart and mind from expressing the higher love that we are.

As a holistic health coach I support this process. I have lived this process and I have seen incredible results. Many of our health issues come from our relationship to the past and the emotions we have held hostage. Emotions are energy. Energy is life.

If you want to be free, we need to go within. This is where we find the treasures.

This is our pot of gold.

Now Lenny will sing for us.

Message me for a complimentary Holistic Health Consult. I am here to support your health and healing journey.
xo
Cassandra
Video from my workshop on forgiveness.

Ancient Medicine: Essential Oils

History of Essential Oils

Essential oils are the oldest form of medicine known to man.

Essential oils are subtle, aromatic liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark &/or roots of trees, herbs, bushes & shrubbery through distillation. In the craft of alchemy, the soul of a plant is its oil, while its spirit is the plant’s alcohol or tincture. According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests & alchemists used essential oils to heal the sick. Essential oils were considered more valuable than gold in many ancient cultures. And, like gold, the desire for essential oils is strong when it comes to discerning individuals who want an organic, simple, strong, reliable alternative to synthetic medicines that often produce unhealthy side effects.

The Ancient Egyptians believed the sense of smell was the most important of all sensory abilities, more so than sight. They knew inhaling aromas amplified intrinsic “frequency” & transformation. The utchat eye pendant, shown here, found on the mummy of Tutankhamen, depicts the alchemy of spiritual nourishment both in the afterlife & in the created world. An ancient egyptian scroll, carbon dated 1500 B.C., reveals hundreds of Egyptian remedies using essential oils. When King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1922, 50 alabaster mason jars for keeping oils were present. The invaluable oils were stolen long ago, by thieves who valued the oil more than the gold, which remained present in the tomb.

The Bible refers to essential or anointing oils over 150 times. The word “anoint” comes from the Latin word inunctus and it means “to smear with oil”, to make a person sacred, to set them apart & to dedicate them to serve a higher spiritual purpose. The Hebrew form of Messiah and the Greek form of Christ literally mean “anointed.” The bible tells us a plague was stopped in part by preparing a sacred temple with aromatic oils. The New Testament shares gifts offered by the 3 wise men, and how baby Jesus received “gold”, frankincense and myrrh. Some historians believe the “gold” refers to a valuable “liquid gold” known as balsam oil (Mt.2:1). The oil Mary used to anoint both feet of Jesus was equivalent in value to one year’s wages (Jn.12:3).

The Chinese culture used essential oils for healing as far back as 3000 B.C., as proven by the discovery of Shen Nong Shi’s herbal book, the oldest surviving medical book in China. Shen Nong Shi, is the father of agriculture who invented herbal medicine & he was the 1st Chinese herbal doctor. The ancient pages of his book contain over 350 herbs and their medicinal uses, including the application of essential oils.

The Arabians, amassed a thriving frankincense trade in 500 B.C. where supply & demand was so high the trade route became famously known as “Frankincense Trail.” In the marketplaces of modern Arabia, baskets still overflow with aromatic herbs, spices & oils. These items once came to Arabia atop camel caravans, requiring many months of transport under heavy guard. The people of Arabia utilize these fragrant treasures today, in much the same way as they did centuries ago. For generations, mothers and grandmothers have & continue to share & employ the rich heritage of natural healing remedies, known today as a unique form of Middle Eastern aromatherapy.

The Greek & Roman cultures adopted their healing methods from the Egyptians. One of the most well-known physicians of all time, Hippocrates, was a firm believer in treating his patients holistically. If you traveled back in time between 460 B.C. & 377 B.C. you would see him administering essential oils via aromatherapy & massage. Greece was known for its bath houses. Many used essential oils to create healing waters. The Ancient Romans were great believers in hygiene to promote health & they always placed great stock in aromatherapy, the power of fragrances.

A great documentary on the subject is Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils.  It will take you on wondrous journey back in time, to a place of mystery and astonishing discovery. Learn about the timeless secrets so powerful the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews rejoiced in them, kings and priests found life and healing in them. Come, see how even before man was upon the earth, The Wisdom of the Ages created these sources of healing and vital health.

Learn about Essential Oils Here and visit my Herb & Oil Page.  I can also help you integrate herbs and oils into your wellness lifestyle.

Message me for a free holistic health consult to see what herbs and oils can support your health journey.

Be Well,

Cassandra

Physical and Spiritual Nutrients

We are living in interesting times. I wanted to offer some physical and spiritual nutrients to support you in keep you healthy and strong.

Best way to get your vitamins and minerals to support your immune system and whole body is through fresh fruits and vegetables. Organic if possible because we want to stop polluting in the inner and outer terrain.

Food is medicine, real food. Your home work is to research foods with these vitamins.

It’s been said that man/humans cannot live on bread alone. Today, I am offering some spiritual nutrients for you.

Vitamin A – Acceptance and Alignment. Accept that we are built and made for these changing times and Align with a Love.

Vitamin B – Be Kind, Be Patient. Be Compassionate. Be filled with Faith.

Vitamin C- I’m going to say it again. Be compassionate, Be Calm with yourself and others.

Vitamin D – Devote yourself to embodying your Divine Self. Through prayer, meditation, yoga, nature, sunshine and self reflection. Be still and know.

Vitamin F – Forgive, yourself and others for wrong doing in the past. This is a weight lifter from your heart, mind and body. If you want to lose weight, forgive. If this is a struggle, ask your heart to show you the way.

Vitamin L- Love.

For those of you overachievers looking for foods with Vitamin F and L. Let me what what you find.

Now, please join me in song. Please rise.
https://youtu.be/4tddH-rGD3E

Hey, I love you.
We’ve got this.

I will continue to share my Holistic DIVA Living Tips and Tricks. If you are interested in personal holistic health coaching, drop me a note and let’s get started! Free initial consultation. Don’t forget to stock up on your essentials including your essential oils for health and wellness.

Much Love,

Cassandra

Essential Wellness: Copaiba

Powerfully relaxing, Copaiba essential oil comes from a fragrant tropical tree native to South America. Copaiba can help soothe anxious feelings and supports the cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, immune, and respiratory systems.*

Scientists have recently discovered the many benefits of Copaiba oil. Dr. Hill, doTERRA’s Founding Executive Chief Medical Officer, and Nicole Stevens discuss the high level of beta-caryophyllene contained in doTERRA’s Copaiba essential oil. Why is this component important? When you use Copaiba oil, the beta-caryophyllene interacts with a receptor on the surface of a cell. This interaction creates a chain reaction, which changes the way the molecules inside the cell behave. This causes the DNA and other molecules to be up-regulated, or down-regulated. In other words, doTERRA’s Copaiba essential oil has the ability to offer profound strength and support to the immune and endocrine systems. The potential for doTERRA’s Copaiba oil is almost limitless! For this reason, doTERRA is committed to bringing you the highest quality Copaiba oil possible.

 

USAGE TIPS

  • Add one to two drops to water, juice, or tea to support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory system.*
  • Provides antioxidant support when ingested.*
  • Drop one to two drops under the tongue as part of your daily health regimen.
  • Add a drop to facial moisturizer to help keep skin clear and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

 

LEARN MORE

The Copaiba is a large towering tree that grows in tropical rainforests of South America. For hundreds of years, traditional healers in northern Brazil have used copaiba trees for their health benefits. Copaiba essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the tree.

Copaiba essential oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, immune, and respiratory systems.*

doTERRA Copaiba essential oil is sourced in Brazil from four species of copaiba. By harnessing the benefits of the most potent copaiba species, a maximum potency essential oil is obtained. With a pleasant, spicy, and woody aroma, Copaiba can help calm emotions and soothe anxious feelings. It is a wonderful oil to turn to at the end of a stressful day.

Copaiba also has a plethora of benefits when taken internally. The main constituent of Copaiba is Beta-caryophyllene, which is also present in Black Pepper essential oil and helps soothe anxious feelings.* In addition to its emotional benefits, Beta-caryophyllene promotes healthy nervous, cardiovascular, and immune system function.* The oil also contains powerful antioxidants that boost immune health.* Copaiba is a well-loved oil because it relieves discomfort and promotes overall health, supporting people to feel and live their best.

Due to its beautifying effect on the skin, Copaiba oil is widely used in cosmetics. To promote a clear, smooth complexion, Copaiba may be combined with Cedarwood and diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil and applied topically.

Diffusing or inhaling Copaiba is deeply relaxing and soothing. Add a few drops to a diffuser for emotional support. For increased cellular support, take internally alone or with Frankincense.* For digestive support at mealtimes, take with Peppermint.*

I am happy to offer you this essential oil for your overall well-being.

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