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Slow Down & Reconnect: A Holiday Survival Tip

Originally Published
December 11, 2019

With all the rush to buy gifts for everyone else and parties to attend, we sometimes forget to slow down and reconnect to ourselves and a higher power. This week, make space for yourself to do something that reminds you of your connection to your soul and to spirit.   I’ve included some ideas and things that help me reestablish my connection to Spirit. 

Emotional Freedom Technique:  If you’ve never tried EFT before then you’re missing out. It’s one of the easiest ways to clear emotions and get back to center. I use EFT daily to help with things like overwhelm, anxiety, fatigue, “bad days”—all those things that seem to grow exponentially around this time of year. There’s a really easy and simple way to get started too—an app for your phone. Just think—you could even sneak away during that holiday party and tap away all the gunk you just picked up from people…

The Tapping Solution App

This is one of my favorite apps  for tapping/EFT. It has a solution for just about anything from headaches to stress to weight loss to anxiety to abundance. I’m loving it. I’ve tried tapping before but never really committed enough to make it work. This app makes it so easy. They’ve got some free ones for you to try out to get you started and if you like it, you can sign up for a yearly subscription. I’ve found it to be worth every penny.

A Daily Ritual: Making the effort to connect to Spirit on a daily basis—especially when you’re stressed—can make all the difference in the world. It can give you clarity, peace, bring joy, and help you to feel safe and calm. My daily ritual consists of grounding, clearing, and filtering before I go into mediation. I do this every morning, so I can meet the day from a place of love and light. I’ve included some fun things I use from time to time to connect to Spirit. 

Creating a Direct Line to Spirit

This is my intensive that shows you step by step how to create a direct line to Spirit through your daily ritual. It’s an intuitive arts intensive that is perfect for both beginnings and more experienced practitioners. So if you’re lost about how to connect to Spirit or you just want an intuitive guide to help you expand your ability to do so, this intensive is perfect for you! (Next class starts 2022)

Ancestors and Allies Oracle Deck by Kyle Gray

One of my favorite decks is Ancestors and Allies by Kyle Gray. What a better way to connect with your Allies and Angels than with this gorgeous oracle deck. The illustrations by Lily Moses are beautiful and the energy surrounding these cards is sublime. A definite must add to your collection.

Colette Baron-Reid Meditation Apps

Colette Baron-Reid came out with some great apps for meditation over the past year. I love it because there are so many different kinds and they run between 9-15 minutes—so you can do them even when you’re short on time. Plus they are on your phone, so you can access them at any time.

Chakra Meditation Kit by Jo Jayson

I received this set as a gift many years ago and I loved it! It’s a beautifully illustrated set of cards and stones to help you work and focus on your chakras. These cards are definitely magic. I have them out constantly in my office and use them often to recharge and get grounded.

Shoyeido’s Angelic Incense

I got this for myself as a treat last Christmas and fell in love with the light fragrances. They have fragrances called Joy, Love, Hope, Peace, and Inspiration. I love picking one out to burn before readings based on what I feel needs to be brought into the space. It’s the perfect way to bring a little Joy into your life.

Baths & Naps: I know not everyone loves baths, but, as an empath,  the idea that I can lock myself in a room and people will leave me alone for a while is absolutely delicious! So how do baths and naps re-connect us to Spirit? Well, recharging and clearing the energetic slate is critical if you are wanting to have the oomph to even begin to think about reconnecting. If you aren’t rested, you’re not going to want to do anything.  Salt baths and naps clear our energy and help us recharge, so we’re ready to take on what comes next. 

Himalayan Pink Bath Salt

I am addicted to salt baths and my favorite type of salt to use is fine Himalayan Bath Salt. I blend it with a little bit of lavender oil and I am all set to clear away the day. I buy it in bulk and specifically get the fine grain because it dissolves more easily in the water.

Expand Your Mind: Slowing down with a good book can do wonders for the soul. Grabbing a cup of tea and tucking yourself away in the corner can be as good as meditation, in my opinion.  Pick a book that intrigues you—don’t pick one that you think you “should” read. Always want to learn about past lives? Grab a book. Love angels? Grab a book. Interested in Energy Healing? Grab a book. 

Angel Prayers by Kyle Gray

A book for some great winter reading. I love Angel Prayers and Kyle has just reissued the book with new information in it. If you’ve been wanting to work closer with your angels and the angelic realms than this is a perfect selection for yourself.

Adventures of the Soul by James Van Praagh

This book is an interesting look at the soul and what happens after we die. I love James’s writing—he makes challenging information so easy to read and digest. This is a great choice if you’ve ever been curious about where you come from and where you go after death.

The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

I LOVE this book. It’s about creating happiness and joy in a world that can be challenging. If your goal for the New Year and new decade is to create more joy in your life—this is your handbook to get start. Amazing wisdom shared from two exceptional spiritual beings.

How will you chose to slow down and reconnect with Holiday Season? Share your thoughts below in the comments and make a commitment to yourself this year!

Last Updated:
July 12, 2021