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

Tumeric Pineapple Smoothie

I just made this. OMG.

Soooooo Good!

Do you feel like you’ve been hearing a lot about Turmeric oil lately? This essential oil has recently gained popularity, but it’s actually been around for a long time. Frequently used in Ayurvedic health practices, turmeric’s ancient uses have inspired similar uses to promote health today.

With a number of desirable benefits for the body, it’s no wonder that people have used turmeric and Turmeric oil for years. When taken internally, Turmeric essential oil can help support healthy immune function and response, as well as healthy circulation.*

If you’re looking for an easy way to take advantage of the benefits Turmeric oil offers, try this Turmeric pineapple smoothie recipe. You’ll love the tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut water, and banana, while also enjoying the benefits Turmeric essential oil provides the body.

Ingredients
1 cup frozen pineapple
¾ cup coconut water
1 drop Turmeric oil
1 ripe banana
Dash of cinnamon
2–3 ice cubes

Instructions
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse together. Serve immediately.

Learn more about Tumeric Oil and let me know when you try this recipe!

Original Source: doTerra Blog

 

Spring Cleanse!

Hi There!

This isn’t your average Spring Cleanse. I am offering a full on self guided holistic spring cleanse.

Intrigued? Keep Reading.

Spring is the season of renewal and life!  If we follow nature as our teacher, all things are made new. Same can be for us — Our mind, body, spirit, home, work, relationships and more, resulting in a healthier you!

This isn’t about a bunch of recipes, but a recipe of renewal on all levels.

We will cleanse our thoughts.

We will cleanse our home.

We will cleanse our cabinets and habits.

We cleanse our Hearts.

We will renew our goals and intentions for a healthy, happy life!

7 Days.

We will begin on Tuesday April 7, 2020.

$21 Self Guided

$70 with 1:1 Coaching

Register Here.

I am so excited to share this Spring Cleanse with you!

Happy Spring!

Cassandra

 

 

Write Yourself Well.

Write your Story.
Write what’s on your heart and mind. What is coming up for you right now? This is your invitation to be with what is in you and an invitation to release and renew.
In my upcoming Writing For Wellness Course we will expand more on the magic and medicine of writing.
I began writing at a young age. It was my healing balm to be with my experience and my emotions. Inspiration flew through me and I found the comfort and answers I needed in the moments of pleasure and pain.
Writing is a healing art form.
It sucks out the poison and pain and illuminates the love and joy. I have my clients and students journal. What is revealed is more precious than gold.
It unlocks Pandora’s box and shows you the pot of gold. It’s pure alchemy. Everything that shows up on paper is revealed, accepted, honored and if you wish transformed.
Write with me.
Get a journal or piece of paper.
Create a quiet space with no distractions.
Breathe into your heart.
Ask it to speak.
Then listen.
And write freely with no judgement.
Writing for Wellness is being mapped out for online offering.
Stay Tuned. Listen to your heart and set yourself free.
Let me know how it goes.
XO
Cassandra
Check out my books and writing HERE.

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.