Sacred Rituals with Yoni Wands

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Hey y’all!

I’m back with a new crystal obsession. Last night, I spent the Full Moon saging our home and a cleansing bath meditation/ritual. That inspired me to bring my new obsession to the blog.


As with most things, I first learned about Yoni Wands from a book. Crystal Healing & Sacred Pleasure is one of my favorite crystal books in the world. It’s written by Vanessa Cuccia, the founder and creator of Chakrubs, a line of crystal wands. All crystal facts in this post are via her book. It’s an incredible resource. It also redirected my interest in crystal healing to the focus of sexuality and healing sexual trauma.

A few weeks ago, in this blog post, I spoke a bit about my intentions for this year being my focus on connecting to Divine Energy. I also spoke about my miscarriage and my need to reconnect with my womb.

If you haven’t read the post, let me just say, it’s not about working towards motherhood. It’s about reconnecting to the source of my creativity and sensuality after feeling a sense of betrayal and disappointment in myself and my body.

That experience caused such a disconnect between me and my femininity. It affected how I viewed myself and my body, put me into a deep depression and stifled my expression through movement and sensuality.

In an effort to heal those wounds, I decided to take the information I’ve read in Vanessa’s book and purchase the healing Yoni Wands. (Because of the busy holiday, the wands I wanted with Chakrubs were sold out. So I went an alternative route.)


Obsidian

Via SacredHealingNYC.com

 

I purchased one wand made of Obsidian. This stone is created from volcanic lava as it cools. It is know for protecting and removing blockages.

Chakra: Root // Releasing

Benefits of Obsidian via Vanessa Cuccia

  • Creates emotional stability.
  • Assists in past life healing and can resolve issues related to previous misuse of power.
  • Assists in learning and implementing self-control.
  • Helps to overcome stress.
  • Promotes clarity when making difficult decisions.
  • Promotes positive sexual health and easing the root chakra, ovaries, womb, and menses.

 


Rose Quartz

 

Image via @AllThatShimmerzz

The second is made of Rose Quartz. As most people know, Rose Quartz is a stone that radiates unconditional love. What better way to connect to oneself than with the stone of love?

Chakra: Heart // Healing

Benefits of Rose Quartz Via Vanessa Cuccia

  • Bears a strong spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe and Divine.
  • Stimulates sensual imagination.
  • Comforts and heals heart wounds.
  • Dissolves worries, fears, and resentments to increase the heart’s ability to give and receive love.
  • Provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment to invite inner peace and contentment.
  • Helps reprogram the heart to accept love from within.
  • Heals emotional wounds.
  • Increases feelings of comfort and nurture.
  • Helps attract new love, romance, and intimacy.
  • Inspires a love of beauty and appreciation for nature.
  • Assists in restful sleep and prevents nightmares or night terrors.
  • Can aid in reducing workplace gossip and intrusion.

My Yoni wands will arrive next week, I’ll write a follow up to tell you about them!


 

Have you heard about Yoni wands and eggs?

Do you have either?

What are your thoughts on both?

Answer in the comments!


(Click image to purchase Vanessa Cuccia’s book!!)

Awakening the Goddess and My 2019 Intention

Via Krystal’s Facebook

 

We are all divine beings of light. That’s right- you ARE divine. Yes, you. You are perfect just the way you are. Right here, right now. You are a living, dazzling child of the cosmos, dancing through time and space as a precious expression of Goddess and God.

Awakening the Goddess- Krystal Aranyani

Krystal Aranyani via her Facebook

Every year, I choose a new intention that I’d like to manifest in my life. Sometimes it comes with a mantra I’ve felt drawn to, or someone else’s words that have resonated with me. 2018 was about Femininity, and that intention really put me through my paces. I was tasked with the most divine form of femininity: potential motherhood, and was released from it within a matter of weeks. I experienced months of questioning my existence as a woman and creator of life, and ultimately fell into a deep depression. It took months to find my way out.
Any woman that has looked the prospect of motherhood in the eye and was found wanting, understands the process of trying to figure out your role there after as a woman. I’ve never wanted to be a mother, but I found myself forgetting how to be feminine.
I’ve spent the last three months of this 2018 relearning and exploring my own femininity and love for Self.

This brings me to my 2019 intention: Connecting with the Divine Feminine. That has been described as:

  • Feeling your feelings
  • Honoring intuitive impulses
  • Creating Ritual and Sacred space
  • Connecting with your body wisdom
  • Concentrating on Stillness and Honoring your Inner Voice

Last year, I think my intention was too vague and left room for experiences I didn’t want, no matter how much they forced me to grow. This post is part book review, part examples of how I am following some steps Krystal takes you through to “Awaken the Goddess within.”

She starts the book explaining what brought her to writing this book: years of bad relationships, societal expectations and eventually, a journey of self love while exploring the world. Every lesson she learned from goddesses she met along the way, are in this book in the form of rituals.

Here are a few that I’m in love with:

Divine Affirmations

Statements that are spoken or written, and often repeated, to encourage, empower, and uplift the individual using them.

Next year, I really want to attract more self love, grace, movement, and creativity. I found an incredible affirmation by Miann Scanlan that I wanted to use and add to:

Today I am luminous.
I love my body, this incredible and complex vessel that is me.
I am in awe of my body’s ability to heal, to nurture, to transform, to love, and to flourish with vibrant health, divine energy and radiant feminine beauty.
I see the perfection in every one my cells and honor this physical vehicle that I have been blessed with.
(I embrace all aspects of my creativity and feel so grateful for any and all success that comes my way, artistically.)

Journaling

Self Discovery prompts will be your best friend.

This is part of the driving force I feel in regards to blogging. What better way to get to know yourself than to write what you feel and post it for the world to see? Welcome to my inner thoughts, my new friends.

Wisdom from the Womb

A woman’s womb is the seat of her wisdom, creativity, inspiration and power.

Having experienced a miscarriage in March, I have felt an incredible disconnect from my own womb. I knew that some forgiveness and healing needed to be done, but just didn’t know how to go about it. With the help of this chapter, I performed an emotional meditation that helped me reconnect with my womb. I also spoke her affirmations aloud, allowing myself to believe them wholeheartedly:

My womb is sacred. My womb is divine.
My womb is love. My womb is whole.
My womb is healed. My womb is free.
My womb is celestial. My womb is bliss.
My womb is liberated. My womb is full of energy.
My womb is pure. My womb is powerful.
My womb is the seat of my creativity and wisdom.

(I plan on reading the book, Womb Wisdom to continue reconnecting. I’ve heard incredible things about it and can’t wait to dive in.)

There are so many incredible sacred rituals in this book, (33 to be exact!) and I’ve added them to my daily practices. I really hope you check out the book to see all of the wisdom that lies within the pages.


What was your 2018 intention and how did it manifest itself in your year?
What is your intention for 2019?
What books are you reading on your journey?
How do you show yourself Self Love?

Let me know in the comments!

(Click the image below to buy Awakening the Goddess)

If We Were Having Coffee ☕️

Hey everyone, I hope your week is going amazing. I just wanted to pop in with a little life update in the form of a digital coffee date.

If we were having coffee… I would start by ordering tea. I would express that coffee is like those emergency glass panels, “BREAK IN CASE OF EXHAUSTION!” I would debate between forming a bottom layer of pure sugar in my mug, and ultimately drink it unsweetened. There’s something invigorating about tea in its natural state.

What is your go to beverage? Would you indulge in a muffin? If so, what flavor?

If we were having coffee… I would tell you I just came home from Denver, Colorado, where I attended my sister’s wedding. I would gush about how amazing it feels to be a big sister again, because I haven’t seen or spoken to my siblings in 3 years. Having never been in Colorado, I had hoped to explore, but it was such a whirlwind.

Have you been to Denver? What city would you love to explore?

If we were having coffee… I would ask how you’re surviving the dormant foliage. I would admit that this time of year is the hardest on my mental health. I would express gratitude for good friends like you and hot tea.

What is your go to, in regards to your Fall wardrobe? How do you stay coziest?

If we were having coffee… We would laugh about my experience in Aerial Silks. I would describe in detail the strange bruises covering my body from inverting and my failed attempt at being graceful. I would admit that during an invert, crystals fell out of my sports bra onto the floor, only to be played with by one of two polydactyl cats that reside in the studio.

What is your favorite way to stay fit?


It was nice catching up with you! Tell me what you have planned for the week, and feel free to answer the questions in the comments! Talk soon.