Do you sometimes feel “out of body”, fearful, flighty, insecure? That might be your Root chakra needing a little attention. The Root of the chakra system is an energetic center found at the base of the spine.
We’ve come to the end of the series, but hopefully the beginning of a new care plan for you! The Red Tentseries discussed Grounding, Cleansing, Loving, Creating and the final, Listening.
I hope you are enjoying this Red Tent journey through self-care. There are so many ways to show your self you care. In this post, we will delve a bit into creating. You don’t have to be an arts and crafts to create, it can mean so many things!
If you haven’t been following along until today’s post, the subject has been about our own Red Tent‘s. I’ve talked a little about grounding and cleansing so far. Today we will be delving a bit into LOVING ourselves.
Now that we are grounded and present, the next step is to do some Cleansing. This can mean your body, mind, and even space. I will give you a great cleansing foot bath recipe, but also a few other ideas as well. The recipe does not have to be exact. It may sound strange, but you can find many of these items in your kitchen or a grocery store.
This 5 part series will take you through my own personal red tent of self-care. Though I am guilty of falling off sometimes, I make sure to get back to a routine as much as I can. Some days if I have gone the whole day without some type of conscious self-care, I lay down in my bed for the night, close my eyes and take 3 nice deep, slow breaths. That’s just enough.
For a very long time, women were pushed further and further into the background. Though we have been making strides in the last century, women still tend to forget themselves. Taking care of loved ones, working, keeping up the home, and general modern life stress can take a toll. We make excuses, even sub-consciously, “no time”, “too tired”, “not in the budget”. But it is extremely important to even take a moment each day to breathe. Being tapped out on energy can leak into other areas of our lives.
As my business has evolved, it has ironically turned to more classes. I say ironically because I think back to my youth and I remember how much I struggled as a student and my wonderment of how anyone would ever want to be a teacher. As I matured and grew over the years, it was crystal clear. Not only are you allowed to spread the exciting information that you are interested in to others, but you become a better student yourself. Education is something I seek on a daily basis. Always reading, always experiencing.
The Linden flower comes from the Tilia tree family. Some common names you might recognize are Basswood trees or Linden tree or Lime Flower Tree.
Linden flowers may be used fresh or dried in infusions, teas, tinctures, infused oils and essential oil. It has a sweet taste and aroma. Suggested uses: uplifting, calming, expectorant, anti-inflammation, anti-spasmodic, sedative.
Quick Tip: Use the light green straight leaf attached to the flowers in a tea for a cheerful treat, served hot or iced.
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea canadensis) is associated with winter time and the holidays, but it can also be a refreshing aroma for any time of the year! Some benefits:
- great for aching muscles
The essential oil is distilled from the needles. It’s great diluted and used topically for achy muscles and joints. Diffused it is said to help tight coughs and congestion as well as calming and grounding.