On the Autumnal Equionox

Today is Mabon, the Autumnal Equinox. At this time, light and dark are equal. After today, darkness will begin to consume light until light is reborn again during the Winter Solstice. Now is the time to reap what you have sown, both literally and figuratively. Take time to review the past year; be thankful for manifested dreams and desires and assess those dreams that did not come to fruition with the understanding that sometimes doors remain closed for our highest and best good.

Take time to give thanks for the abundance in your life. Stretch your mind to consider new frontiers for the coming year. Prepare yourself for the dark period we are entering as shadow work is equally as important as focusing on lightness. Find balance between these two opposites to allow true energy to flow through you.

May your life be filled with abundance, prosperity and peace on this Mabon celebration.

Love and light…

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the Save Movement

I have a difficult time watching those Save Movement posts that document the horrors of factory based farming globally; but I know how important these testimonies are with regards to public knowledge. It’s difficult for me to imagine what an intelligent, terrified, animal must go through moments before they are murdered.

I have said before that I choose to live a vegan lifestyle based mostly on the welfare of animals. However, I am also a Reiki Therapist and understand the value of energetic frequencies. I often wonder what energy gets stored within the flesh of an animal who experiences such pain and suffering prior to death and what that vibration must do to our own psyche. I find myself pondering at times how that kind of darkness- ingested daily/weekly/even monthly- might coat our energy field or aura in the same nasty suffering.

I suppose that people who choose to eat flesh do it without thinking of what they take into their bodies. I get, “but it tastes so good” as reasoning frequently, however, just because something seems to make us “feel” good doesn’t mean that it is “good” for us- or for our ecosystem as a whole. I understand that sometimes a lack of knowledge creates a platform for continued suffering, and therefore- more Save Movements must pop up to educate the population. For this, I applaud the efforts put forth by these animal crusaders; even if it hurts to watch.

I am a firm believer however, that we can all do our tiny part. Even it if means not eating meat one time week- that is one day with one less animal death. One person can make a difference.. and many people bound together in a common cause can make an even bigger one.

Thanks be to all those who are awake enough to understand that alternatives exist- tasty, healthy, good alternatives that do not require suffering and death to animals.

love and light…

The Vegan Lifestyle

I always had a love of animals, but I have only been a vegan for a little over five years. My husband is a Chef and came home one day disgusted with the amount of chicken he was being asked to cut for the “fit station” at his work. He suggested the idea of going vegan and I never looked back.

It can be difficult to remain meat and dairy free… especially out to restaurants or ordering take out. The trick is to remain open minded and flexible. When we order pizza- we get it full of vegetables sans cheese. When we order Chinese food, we order vegetable curry and plain rice.

I know there are numerous health benefits to the vegan lifestyle, but that is not the motivating force behind my dedication to cruelty-free food. I simply cannot fathom taking in the energy of pain, anguish, torture. Ingesting these negative energies seems absurd to me. If we are what we eat, why would we choose to eat pain and death? Why would we choose to wear these things?

I still have a difficult time transitioning my footwear to leather-free; but I am constantly sourcing different goods to replace these items forged from “pain” and replaced them with “kinder” goods. Stay tuned as I will keep sharing what I find, and selling it to you with love in my heart.

with love,
erin