Bloggers Spotlight-Gaia-s

Here is this weeks Bloggers Spotlight, Gaia-s a blogger of environmental protection, nature, and ecology. Basically I sent out a tweet on twitter, asking who would like to be part of blogger spotlight by answering some questions for us to get to know them better.

* Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?

I’m Anja Debeljak, a student of Environmental protection science and I used to study ecology. The blog Gaia-s is my outlet for my ever-growing need to share the knowledge and inspire people.

My blog is about environmental protection, nature, and ecology. I aim to share the knowledge and connect people interested in previously mentioned topics.

*What inspired you to start your blog?

Gaia-s is actually my second blog, which I started with an idea to share my knowledge and be at least a bit useful.

My first blog, however, stared out of boredom, that later grew into a bit of a passion, that now formed into Gaia-s.

*Who are your three favorite bloggers or influencers and why?

My fave bloggers are:

– Honey (from http://honeysroyaltybeauty.blogspot.com/) she is my best (blogging) friend and stuck around ever since I started blogging. Also, she makes awesome nail art.

– Charlene (https://twitter.com/blogabtnothing1) and her amazing Beechat. She is super supportive and the chats she hosts are awesome.

-Seeking Science (https://twitter.com/seekingsci) a blog up my alley, I simply enjoy their posts.

*What inspires you to keep moving forward with your blog?

*My wish to share and support from other bloggers. Also, I’m pretty stubborn so that helps.

*What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to start their very own blog?

Blogging is tough; also you can’t expect people to do your work for you. YOU have to work for it, if people help you out, it’s just added benefit. Your blog is you and your passion. People in the blogging community will help you out, but don’t think they are obligated to do so.

Now that I scared you, I can tell you that once you get into it, it can become the best obsession and most beneficial hobby there is. Don’t give up.

Links:

Blog: gaia-s.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gaias_WW

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/anja.debi

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/GaiasBlog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gaias.org.en

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10 crystals of health and happiness

Below are 10 crystals that you can use to help improve your health and happiness!

1. Turquoise The master healer.

Turquoise is the master healer. It is said believed to be a bridge between heaven and earth. Turquoise is a stone of communication that will help you to speak your truth.

2. Bloodstone The powerful energizer.

Bloodstone  is a powerful energizer, helping you to overcome lethargy, negative thoughts and self-doubt. Bloodstone also can help to boost enthusiasm, increase drive and maintain emotional wellbeing.

3. Smoky The protective shield.

Smoky quartz  acts as a protective shield against unwanted energy. It can also help you to let go of old patterns and belief systems that are holding you back. It releases any blocked, old and stagnant energy in the body.

4. Rose The unconditional love stone .

Rose quartz is known as stone of unconditional love that helps to open and heal the heart. It encourages the forgiveness of others and, most importantly, of yourself. Rose quartz emits vibrations of love, beauty and compassion and is known as a feel-good stone that nurtures and supports.

5. Carnelian The action stone. 

Carnelian is an action stone that can restore motivation, confidence and joy. It removes blocked or stuck creative energy that may be dominating your min .This vibrant orange stone stimulates your passion to move forward and achieve your dreams.

6. Quartz The amplifier stone .

Quartz crystal is made of silica, one of  the most abundant elements on the earth. It’s a powerful crystal that transmutes negativity and amplifies energy  so it can  raise your vibration and help you align with light and clarity.

7. Celestite .

Celetite an ideal crystal to place in your bedroom to bring tranquility and harmonious energy, encouraging restful sleep. When placed directly on your body, celestite can bring muscle and stress release to the area on which it is placed.

8. Citrine The manifestation stone .

Citrine is a crystal of light and happiness. This stone doesn’t hold any negative energy and emits large amounts of positive energy. Citrine is a manifestation stone that encourages you to dream big, maintain a positive state of mind and also attract everything you want in your life.

9. Aventurine  The New opportunities.

Aventurine helps you to overcome feelings of self-doubt. It opens up the energy of the heart and attracting new opportunities. It helps to increase confidence, self-worth and optimism.

10. Shungite  The EMF shield.

Shungite utilized as a powerful shield against electrical magnetic energy (EMF). Shungite helps to absorb negative energy and pollutants. When placed next to computers or wear on your body, Shungite as an energetic shield.

Setting Intentions With The New Moon

A new moon symbolizes new beginnings and new intentions! New Moon Energy can be very powerful. Tapping into this energy can also support your dreams and desires. We can harness the energy of the new moon to fulfill our visions and make our desires come true by setting new intentions.

This is the perfect time to start fresh! You can also use the energy of a new moon to achieve new goals or to start a new project. Anytime during a new moon, take this time to reflect back on any goals you may have had in the past and set new ones for yourself.

Do not ask for too much, keep your list simple and realistic with maybe no more than 10 goals.

THE MOON PHASES

Each phase has its own energy and it’s different for everyone.

Below is a list of Moon phases, and the energy they create.

  • New Moon: New beginnings & fresh starts.
  • Waxing Moon: Building, accomplishments, creativity, growth and learning, positive transformation
  • Full Moon: Abundance, harvest, wish-fulfillment, manifesting desires, sexuality, achieving all dreams, protection
  • Waning Moon: Cleansing, releasing, shedding old patterns,
  • Dark Moon: Rest, Peace, deep wisdom, divination,

 INTENTIONS WITH THE NEW MOON:

Create a sacred place.
This can be an altar, desk, or corner in your home. Create a little area that is beautiful and reserved for your spiritual practices.This can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be. Make a space that makes you feel inspired & grounded.

Clear the space.

You can use sage a feather or a flame to clear the space you are working in.

Make a list.
I suggest writing them down and then speaking them loudly, by physically speaking them you symbolize your intention to manifest any your goals you have. Be clear with your intentions. Your intentions must not be focused on other people, you cannot change others.

New Moon Meditation.
When your list is complete spend 10-15 minutes meditating on it.

Close out the ritual.
Once your meditation is over, put your new moon intention list away until next month where you can go over it to see what has manifested. When an item on your lists becomes real thank the universe.

 

 

Update: 2018 Reading list

I thought I would do an update on the my 2018 reading list since we are now in june and half way through the year.  So far I have finished 10 out of the 24 I set out to read, there are a few that I read a chapter or page a day and I have added a few more to my reading list.

Finished-

The Gender Games by Bella Forrest There are 7 books total in the series.

Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within by 
Rebecca Campbell 

Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama by Doreen Virtue

Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein

Reading-
Not started yet –

 Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.by Lisa Lister

Code Red: Know Your Flow, Unlock Your Monthly Super Powers and Create a Bloody Amazing Life. Period. by Lisa Lister, Meggan Watterson

 Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life
Ruby Warrington

Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess by Simone Butler

 The Diamond Process: Using Everyday Triggers To Awaken The Treasure Within by Veronica Krestow

The Soul Searcher’s Handbook: A Modern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World by Emma Mildon

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Books that I have added to my list are:

Lunar Abundance By Ezzie Spencer & Big Magic by  Elizabeth Gilbert are both for a book club by Boho Berry.

May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein– This one will also be a Chapter/page a day.

Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders 

Brave by Rose Mcgowan 

I would love to hear your thoughts or any books you are reading.

2018 Reading list

Here is my list of books that I plan on reading for 2018. Most of the books that I list I bought last year during the summer  but I never got around to reading. So this year I am making it a goal to read all of them. I bought all of them but two, I have kindle unlimited for them. Which I love having Kindle unlimited, it is so nice to have.

Right now I am reading a series called the Gender Games. I am on book 3 out of 7,  The Gender Lie. It reminds me of the hunger games and divergent, which I both love.  I flew throught the first two book of the Gender Games during my time off during christmas.

The Gender Games by Bella Forrest

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s world by gender.
Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.

Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet’s life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes.

But one decision could save her life.

To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. But abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and when she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom … including forbidden love.
In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive…

2. Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles by Yasmin Boland

Did you know the cycles of the moon have a huge effect on our health, our mood, our relationships and our work? By understanding these phases, we can work with them to improve and empower every aspect of our lives. In Moonology, world-renowned astrologistYasmin Boland unveils:

why connecting with the moon can change your life for the better
powerful rituals and ceremonies for each moon phase
how the moon connects us to nature and the cosmos
how to work out where the moon is in each cycle
international New Moon and Full Moon dates for the next 10 years
You will also learn affirmations, visualisations and chants to use during each phase of the moon, and will discover the role of Angels, Goddesses and Ascended Masters during the New and Full Moons. This is a book for all those wishing to deepen their connection with nature and take their spiritual practice to a new level.

 

Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within by 
Rebecca Campbell 

Most women have spent much of their working lives ‘making it’ in a man’s world, leaning on patriarchal methods of survival in order to succeed, dulling down their intuition and ignoring the fierce power of their feminine. They have ignored the cycles of the feminine in order to survive in a patriarchal linear system – but now the world has changed. 

Rise Sister Rise is a transmission that calls the innate feminine wisdom to rise. It is about healing the insecurities, the fears and the inherited patterns that stop women trusting the Shakti (power) and wisdom (intuition) that effortlessly flows through them. It’s about recognizing all of the ways we have been keeping ourselves contained and restrained in effort to fit into a certain archetype of woman. It’s about co-creating a whole new archetype of woman – a woman who deeply respects the wise women in her life and cultivates her own wisdom every single day.

Full of tools, calls to action, contemplative questions, rituals and confrontational exercises, this book teaches women that it is safe to let Shakti rise, safe to trust their intuition and safe to take leaps of faith – because in healing ourselves we are healing the world.

Light Is the New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul’s Callings and Working Your Light by Rebecca Campbell

Light is the New Black is a guidebook for a new breed of women who are here to be bright lights in the world.

Rebecca Campbell had her first awakening when she was a teenager, but without anyone to guide her, she ignored her soul’s callings and dimmed her light in order to fit in. Then, just before her 30th birthday, the life she had so consciously created began to crumble around her. Her 11-year relationship ended, two dear friends died suddenly, and overnight, her fantastic career as an award-winning creative director no longer fit her soul. It was as if the universe turned off all the lights, so she had no choice but to rediscover her own. 

In this book, Rebecca guides you to do the same. In order to thrive in this new age, everything must be an authentic expression of who we truly are. Rebecca shares her own journey to the light, alongside practical tools that will help you to answer your soul’s callings, and channelled messages from the universe. Reconnect to the core of your being and honour it, so that you can use it to change the world in a way that only you can.

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides readers to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security and clear direction. The lessons help readers relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom. Readers will learn to stop chasing life and truly live.

Making the shift from fear to faith will give readers a sense of power in a world that all too often makes them feel utterly powerless. When the tragedies of the world seem overwhelming, this book will help guide them back to their true power.

Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.by Lisa Lister

A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word ‘witch’ has had negative connotations. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is reawakening in women across the world today. 

This book provides an overview of the different schools of witchcraft and the core principles and practices within them. Discover ancient wisdom made relevant for modern witches: 

The wheel of the year, the sabbats, the cycles of the moon.
Tools to enhance your intuition, including oracle cards and dowsing, so that you can make decisions quickly and comfortably.
Understanding the ancient use of the word ‘medicine’.
How to work with herbs, crystals and power animals so that you have support in your spiritual work.
Work with the elements to achieve deep connection with the world around you.
In addition, Lisa teaches personal, hands-on rituals and spells from her family lineage of gypsy witch magic to help you heal, manifest and rediscover your powers.

Love Your Lady Landscape: Trust Your Gut, Care for ‘Down There’ and Reclaim Your Fierce and Feminine SHE-Power by Lisa Lister

Love Your Lady Landscape is a healing journey through the terrain of what it is to be a woman. When a woman isn’t in alignment with her feminine essence, she may experience exhaustion and overwhelm, lack sexual desire or passion for life and generally feel ‘out of sync’. 

In this book, Lisa Lister uses a myriad of tools and practices such as Earth based spirituality, shamanic teachings, movement and dance, and breath and sound work to teach women how to reconnect to their feminine wisdom in order to start rebalancing all aspects of their lives. Based on Lisa’s own 11-year journey of healing and reconnecting with her body, this book will help you:

release guilt and shame from the past
explore self-pleasure and sensuality
understand, read and connect with your body’s signs and signals 
learn about your menstrual cycle and its connection with the rhythms of nature and the universe 
discover the sacred art of receiving
express your creativity 
find your voice to communicate your needs, wants and desires 
Love Your Lady Landscape will move women into a fiercely loving and healing relationship with their body and will teach them how to use its cycles and signs to create a life of vitality, fulfilment and creation.

Code Red: Know Your Flow, Unlock Your Monthly Super Powers and Create a Bloody Amazing Life. Period. by Lisa Lister, Meggan Watterson

There’s a code.
A lady code.
It’s ancient, it’s deeply spiritual and more than that, it’s powerful. Fiercely powerful.
So powerful that it’s barely been spoken about in over 2,000 years.
Your menstrual cycle.
Yep, your period is way more than PMS, carb cravings and lady rage, your menstrual cycle/period/ragtime/ – insert whatever you call your ’time of the month’ here – is actually a 4-part lady code, that once cracked, will uncover a series of monthly superpowers that can be used to enhance your relationships with others, build a better business, have incredible sex + create a ‘bloody’ amazing life.

Code Red, from the creatrix of http://www.thesassyshe.com, Lisa Lister, is a call to action. A rallying cry that dares you to explore, navigate and most importantly, love your lady landscape.

You’ll learn how to live and work in complete alignment with the rhythms of nature, the moon and your menstrual cycle, be inspired by insights from Wise + Wild Women like Meggan Watterson, Alexandra Pope + Uma Dinsmore Tuli and gain access to easy-to-follow strategies and SHE Flow yoga practices. You’ll be invited to connect with your true nature as a woman, tap into the transformational power of your innate feminine wisdom and use your menstrual cycle as an ever-unfolding map to crack your lady code.

Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life
Ruby Warrington

Utterly transporting and stylish, Material Girl, Mystical World takes you on an unforgettable journey through modern spirituality—from meditation and tarot to astrology—guided by wise and witty tastemaker Ruby Warrington, founder of The Numinous.

Inspired by the consciousness-shifting traditions that have moved seekers for generations, Material Girl, Mystical World is a fabulous adventure in the “Now Age”—a sophisticated upgrade on cosmic thinking, from healing crystals to doing your dharma, for women who know that a closetful of designer shoes can happily coexist with a deeply meaningful life.

Set against the backdrop of Ruby Warrington’s own transformative path from her dream job as an influential fashion journalist to creating The Numinous, the high-style, high-vibe online magazine about spirituality for modern women, Material Girl, Mystical World invites readers on a colorful journey to discover their own path to personal enlightenment in every area of life, from love, sex, and relationships to fashion, beauty, health, and wellness.

Combining the wit and charm of a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw with the stylish soul of Elizabeth Gilbert, Warrington shows us that it is within our power, right now, to create a life that is both intentional and fabulous—while also contributing to a major shift in global consciousness.

Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess by Simone Butler

Moon Power explains ancient moon worship, introduces the moon signs, covers the basics of moon phases, and offers guidance on working with each sign as the moon passes through it.

The Diamond Process: Using Everyday Triggers To Awaken The Treasure Within by Veronica Krestow

We all strive to be happy, peaceful, and healthy, yet why is it that so few people are? Why is living in upset, stress and overwhelm the norm? How can we pivot ourselves into a more joyful, thriving life?

In this transformational 7-step guide Veronica Krestow reveals to you the one core trap that keeps people feeling lost and stuck in everyday life while offering a simple, immediate way to being unshakably “at home” in yourself and on purpose in your life.

If you have ever felt as though no one really “gets you” or sees the real you, this book will help you transform at the root to feel connected, confident, and innately valuable. Using radically honest personal stories and practical, inspiring solutions that work, Veronica guides you on a journey that has the power to awaken your full potential, making the most challenging of times into the most exciting. Get ready. This book is not passive information. It is an alive, liberating experience designed to lead you home to the whole, magnificent, authentic YOU!

 The Soul Searcher’s Handbook: A Modern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World by Emma Mildon

From aromatherapy and numerology to healing crystals and meditation, this fun and sassy guide to everything body-mind-spirit defines New Age practices for a new generation.

What type of crystal should I put in my car for a road trip? Should I Feng Shui my smart phone screen? In this illuminating introduction for the modern-day soul searcher, Emma Mildon shines light on everything your mom didn’t teach you about neo–New Age practices.

With something for every type of spiritual seeker, The Soul Searcher’s Handbook offers easy tips, tricks, and how-tos for incorporating everything from dreamology and astrology to mysticism and alternative healing into your everyday life. This handbook is your #1 go-to guide—handy, accessible, entertaining, and packed with all the wisdom you need in one place.

Your destiny, gifted to you at birth, is waiting. So plug into the universe, dig your toes into the soil of Mother Earth, and open your soul to your full potential. Regardless of what you’re seeking, The Soul Searcher’s Handbook is your awakening to a more fulfilling and soulful life.

Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein

How does a New York City publicist and party girl turn into a go to guide for the next generation? In her new book, Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles, Gabrielle Bernstein shares the story of how she transformed her life, offering her spiritual journey as a guidebook for overcoming fear, changing perceptions, and creating a life you’re psyched to wake up for. Bernstein has traded self-doubt and addiction for a new kind of high. In 2005 she became a student of A Course in Miracles and since then she has been guided to teach  those spiritual principles to the next generation of seekers.

Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow, and Finding Your True by Gabrielle Bernstein 

Let’s be real for a sec. Most of us don’t have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation every day. We’re overwhelmed as it is. Our spiritual practice shouldn’t add to that.

That’s why I’ve handpicked 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems—stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. The stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis. This book is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now.

Inspired by some of the greatest spiritual teachings, these practical, moment-to-moment tools will help you eliminate blocks and live with more ease. They’re powerful, life-changing meditations and principles, modernized and broken down into easy-to-digest techniques to fit your lifestyle.

Throughout the book, I share principles from both A Course in Miracles and Kundalini yoga and meditation. These tools can help you find your connection to your inner strength. When you practice these techniques, fear will melt away, inspiration will spring up, and a sense of peace will set in.

365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency: Simple Tools to Increase Your Spiritual Energy for Balance, Purpose, and Joy by Melissa Alvarez

The soul’s vibrational rate, our spiritual frequency, has a huge impact on our lives. As it increases, so does our capacity to calm the mind, connect with angels and spirit guides, find joy and enlightenment, and achieve what we want in life.

This simple and inspiring guide makes it easy to elevate your spiritual frequency every day. Choose from a variety of ordinary activities, such as singing and cooking. Practice visualization exercises and techniques for reducing negativity, manifesting abundance, tapping into Universal Energy, and connecting with your higher self. Discover how generous actions and a positive attitude can make a difference. You’ll also find long-term projects and guidance for boosting your spiritual energy to new heights over a lifetime.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

I would love to hear your thoughts or any books you are reading.

Udemy classes-What I’m Taking

Happy New Year!

I thought I would start the New Year by taking some classes online.

I am not sure if any you have heard of Udemy.  But its a site were you can take classes that others teach. Some are paid and some are free. I have a quite a bit that are on my wish list that are free and I have paid for 6 classes. The only time I pay for any of the classes is when they have sales. So the most I have paid for one is probably $12. They seem to have sales like that once a month or so. You can earn certitficates of completion which is cool.

What so nice about these classes is that you can take your time completing them. So at your own pace. The classes that I paid for  I have classes on Tarot Reading, Crystal Healing,  Certified Reiki Practitioner (Levels I, II and Master Level),  Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner,  Certified Crystal Reiki Master and Certified Mindfulness Practitioner (Level I, II, III & Master).

Most of them I bought in the summer/fall, but now Im starting a few classes.  The one that I started recentlyand enjoying is the Reiki (levels I, II, Master).  And I think Im going to also start the Mindfullness class as well.  Over the summer I  have already completed the Crystal Healing course and received a certificate.

I thought this is a neat thing to share. I love learning new stuff and I know I dont need to have a certificate but I want to earn one, especially for the Reiki.  Even if I dont use it for any other use but my own, for me, pets and maybe some family. Thats okay with me, to me it shows I took the the time to learn.  I also compared all the classes that I  bought before I jumped into it and I think I found the best ones for myself. There are a few more that I want to get but Im waiting for when they have a sale again. They  just have so many classes to choose from its unreal.

I hope you aleast check out the site and see if you find anything that seems interesting to you.

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