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“Ashley led me …

“Ashley led me through a series of steps in the beginning; including the burning of sage, the chiming of a Tibetan percussion instrument, and her guidance on how to relax and release, before attending to the work of the Session itself. She utilized a combination of healing tools including; stones and hand placements during which I visualized charging bursts of color- purple, magenta and then white. I became completely at peace and felt renewed once the session had been completed”   -W.D.

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DesertStar ~ Tarot & Oracle Cards

Tarot

The word Tarot was originally spelled ìRotaî,  which means wheel. The Tarot recalls eternal pictures and symbols that include myth and folklore, and express basic psychological ideas. We use the Tarot as a living form that is tied into the existing Universe. In essence, the Tarot is a simulacrum of the Universe. The Tarot operates on the Law of Attraction— that is, what may appear as a random selection of shuffled cards is actually a precise arrangement that coincides to form the answers and insights that address a specific query. What is true about the Tarot is that it opens up a door that allows us to take a journey to the center of our being, to our primary source: it is a door to our unconscious. We can conclude that the esoterical teachings transmitted through the bases of symbolic images called Tarot, continue nowadays impacting the human subconscious. As every Oracle, Tarot may be used in different situations, to inspire us in view of a certain issue(s), to try to figure out which is the best way to follow in view of certain situation, as a guide or comfort.

Tarot Cards

Tarot Cards (or taroc cards, or tarocchi cards) were originally used for playing a card game called tarocchi, and had no more or less to do with foretelling the future than did other types of playing cards. Most modern Tarot cards consist of 78 cards and are used for divination or as a symbol-system for personal growth and development. Regardless of their original use, as a clever card game or a clever way to impart mystical teachings in the 1300’s in Europe it is the wisdom and guidance we gleam from their images today that may be the most intriguing. The images of the Tarot do not mean people, things or events; they project to people, things, or events within the context of the inevitable mental odyssey. Thus, when the Tarot is consulted, it is not the cards that we have to read rather than our own life reflected on these images. The Tarot, like the images that we see in our dreams, burst into our lives to show us aspects of our personality that want to be recognized. They bring us messages of great importance in non-verbal languages, which are symbols. This is why the Tarot has an immense power to activate our imagination, because the cards are inspired in human experience and in the deepest levels of our mind. In the hands of an adept, they tell your story and portray your journey.

Oracle Cards

Oracle : a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion; an infallible authority, usually spiritual in nature

Oracle Decks, Divination Decks, Meditation Cards, and Cartomantic or Non-Tarot Decks of all kinds. Oracle Cards are used for similar purposes to Tarot Cards, but have varying numbers of cards – from as low as 20 to as many as 144 – and may be based on any structure or any topic. Oracle Cards are used to provide an insight and positive outlook for those seeking answers to their most inner questions. Oracle Decks are great for finding inspiration to move to the next level in your life – or just make a difficult decision, by looking at it from a fresh perspective. Oracle Cards are the easiest way to get clear answers, especially if you’re stressed, worried, or sensitive to the energies of this world.

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Promotes Natural Self- Healing

Balances Energies in Body

Strengthens Immune System

Treats Symptoms & Causes of Ailment(s)

Relieves Pain

Clears Toxins

Adapts to Natural Needs of Receiver

Enhances Personal Awareness

Relaxes & Reduces Stress Levels

Promotes Creativity

Releases Suppressed Feelings

Aids in Meditation & Positive Thinking

Heals Holistically

Assists in Transitioning Through Life Transformations

 

Meridians ~ Energy Pathways

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Meridians are invisible pathways through which Qi flows that form an energy network that connects all parts of the body, and the body to the universe. Qi  (pronounced “Chi”) is translated as vital energy. Qi has two aspects: one is energy, power, or force; the other is conscious intelligence or information. In the human body, Qi flows through Meridians, Channels or Energy Pathways. Twelve major Meridians run through the body, these Channels are linked to a specific organ or organ system making the organism a unified whole. The Meridian System links Meridians with each other and connects all body structures; skin, tendons, bone, internal organs, cells, atoms. Meridians connect the interior with exterior and the upper body with the lower body. Meridians respond to and carry stimulation as well as transmit information; they have the ability to bring healing energy to local, as well as distant, parts of the body. Meridians serve as lines of communication among the organs and the body; provide the ebb and flow of vital energy in the body, help maintain balance and provide warmth and nourishment for the whole body. Meridians are also sensitive to time and place; they reflect and respond to the changing energy of the seasons, the time of day and the climate of a particular place. Meridians work by regulating the energy functions of the body and keeping it in harmony. Energy Work, as well as other Alternative Therapies such as Acupuncture, can stimulate the relevant Meridian(s) to help clear, realign and balance the affected Energy Pathways. When the Meridian System functions well, the body; including its mind, spirit and emotions, is healthy and maintains balance and harmony.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory States:

“As long as Qi flows freely through the Meridians and the Organs work in Harmony, the Body can Avoid Disease.”

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“Ashley, thank you very much for this beautiful reading! I really enjoyed reading it” ~M.D.

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” I had a one hour Healing Session with Ashley. During the session I could feel the heaviness on the left side of my body release, it is now gone. After the session I felt like I could breathe again! Very relaxing feeling; calmness & balance. Thank You” ~ M.W.

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“Oh Ashley, you…

“Oh Ashley, you can’t imagine how happy I feel right now.
It is all going along as you say. Yes things scare me, and yes I know there are angels out there guiding me. Thank you so very much.” ~ Cynthia

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Smudging & Blessing Herbs

Sage

The use of sage is for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. Sage is used to ‘wash off’ the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space. Objects are likewise washed off with sage medicine smoke to rid them of unwanted influences.The plants that are called sage can come from very different families of plants.

Desert Sage

  • desert sage – removes negativity

 Desert Sage is a good choice for any type of psychic work or spiritual work. Used for in preparation of ritual, divination or house blessing.

California White Sage

  • sage – removes negativity

 California White Sage is a good choice for preparing for any type of spiritual work.

Cedar

Cedar is a medicine of protection. Cedar trees are very old, wise and powerful spirits. Cedar is often used to cleanse a home or apartment when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences. Cedar is used as a name for a number of different genuses of trees and shrubs.

Cedar & Sage Smudge Stick

  • sage – removes negativity
  • cedar – offers powerful protection and consecration

 Cedar and Sage Smudge Stick is used for cleansing but also offers protection, A good choice for blessing a home, consecrating divination tools, ritual, and cleansing an area or item that has a negative feel to it.

Sweetgrass

Also called Seneca grass, holy grass and vanilla grass. This very special herb’s sweet vanilla-like scent is the breath of the Earth mother, bringing the blessing of Mother Earth’s love. Sweetgrass is burned to remind us of essence of the feminine and that the earth provides us with everything we need.

Sweetgrass & Sage Smudge Stick.

  • sage smudge – removes negativity
  • sweetgrass smudge – attracts good spirits

The Sweetgrass and Sage Smudge Stick is a good choice for any type of psychic work as it will clear away negative energy and draw in high vibration spirits. A good choice for ritual, divination or house blessing.

Lavender

This native of Europe is often used for invitation of the spirits. The name may be derived from the Latin lavare (to wash) or livendula (meaning bluish).

Lavender & Sage Smudge Stick

  • lavender smudge – calming, attracts love
  • sage smudge – cleanses negative and residual energy

The Lavender and Sage Smudge Stick is a good choice for cleansing a home where stress and relationship problems exist.

Copal

This is tree sap from Mexico that is similar to Frankincense. When burned it has a crisp, clean, sharp scent that is almost citrus-like.

Copal & Sage Smudge Stick

  • sage smudge – removes negativity
  • copal smudge – attracts good spirits

The Copal and Sage Smudge Stick is a good choice for any type of psychic work, purification, and consecrating ritual or divination tools.

Palo Santo

Palo Santo (Burserea Graveolens) wood is from the rainforests in Ecuador and was considered by many to be a Holy Wood.  Palo Santo sticks, when burned, give off a warm and delicately sweet rosy-woodsy aroma.  Burning Palo Santo has been used by the Incas since ancient times as a spiritual remedy, for purifying, and cleansing.

Palo Santo Stick

  • purification
  • cleanse
  • strengthen

Palo Santo is a good choice for cleansing a space of negative energies. The Palo Santo Sticks can be lit alone as is and will burn for a few seconds to a minute or so and extinguish themselves, filling a space with a sweet warm fragrance.

Frankincense

This tree resin is considered to cleanse and protect the soul. Frankincense is said to ease depression and promote clairvoyance.

Myrrh

This tree resin is said to help one maintain a state of enlightenment. It also connects one to the spirit of youth and clears the path of debris that stands in the way of one’s truth.

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Smudging in the 7 Directions:

  • Facing East – I welcome the energy of the beginning way, the rising sun at the beginning of the day and the light of illumination. Welcome Eagle, flying nearest the heavens, with the clearest of vision. I welcome the energies and spirits of the East. HO!
  • Facing South – I welcome the energy of service to all my relatives, the heat of the noonday sun and the spirit of action in the world. Welcome Coyote spirit. I welcome the energies and spirits of the South. HO!
  • Facing West – I welcome the energy of looking within to find the gifts of healing. Welcome Bear spirit going deep within to seek the gift of renewal. I welcome the energies and spirits of the West. HO!
  • Facing North – I welcome the energy of wisdom and blessing and the Grandmothers and Grandfathers who teach me. Welcome Buffalo and the spirit of giveaway, teach me to be generous and honor all that I receive. I welcome the energies and spirits of the North. HO!
  • Looking up – I welcome the energy and spirit of Above. Father Sky, Star people, and Cloud people. Welcome all that is masculine, grandfathers, fathers, brothers, uncles and sons. And that masculine energy that also exists within the feminine. I welcome the energies and spirits of Father Sky. HO!
  • Looking down (touching the ground) – I welcome the energy of Mother Earth, the feminine principle, the energy and spirit of Below. I welcome the energy and the spirit of our grandmothers, our mothers, sisters, aunties and daughters. And that feminine energy that exists within the Masculine. I welcome the energies and spirits of Mother Earth. HO!
  • Looking within (holding your hands over your heart) – I welcome the energy of Within, the principle of being connected, the energy and spirit of Within. I welcome the gifts of balance, oneness, and the connection with all things, for all things are one and all things are related. HO!

Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing ~ Smudging

Smudging

‘Smudging’ is the common name given to the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing, a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition. However the burning of herbs for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification is common practice in many religious, healing, and spiritual traditions. It is a ritual way to cleanse a person, place or an object of negative energies or influences. The theory behind smudging is that the smoke attaches itself to negative energy and as it clears it takes the negative energy with it, releasing it into another space to be regenerated.

Smudging is very effective when you’ve been feeling depressed, angry, resentful or unwell or after you have had an argument with someone. It is also great to smudge yourself, the space and all the guests or participants before a ritual or ceremony or celebration. You can smudge your home or work space as part of a general spiritual housecleaning and you can cleanse crystals or other objects of any negative energy with a smudging ritual.

There are many ways to smudge and a variety of different herbs may be used. When the herbs used for smudging are tied into a bundle and allowed to dry they are called a “smudge stick”. In traditional societies the herbs used for smudging are considered sacred and the smudge stick is treated with great respect.

How to Smudge

Any action, undertaken with intention and belief can become a potent ritual so consider your intention before you smudge and hold it clearly in your mind. You may wish to invite the spirit of the herbs to join you and guide and assist with your intention.

A candle flame is recommended to light the smudge stick as it may take a little time to get the stick smoking. Once there’s a flame blow it out so that the smudge stick is smoldering, not burning. Blow or wave the flame with your hand to put out the fire. Allow the smudge stick to smolder, freeing the smoke to circle in the air.

Smudging Yourself

Fan the swirls of smoke around your body from head to toe. You may want to especially focus on areas where you feel there are blockages or where there has been or is physical, emotional, or psychic pain. Imagine the smoke lifting away all the negative thoughts, emotions and energies that have attached themselves to you. If you are feeling depressed for instance you could visualize the smoke carrying away all your feelings of depression.

Smudging Another

It is often appropriate to smudge guests as they enter the space at a ritual, ceremony or special event. Smudge as if you were smudging yourself, fanning the smoke all over their body. You may want to speak an intention or a suggestion for the smudging as you do it. For instance “Allow the sacred smoke to cleanse your body and spirit and bring you present and available into this moment”

Smudging a Room or Space

Light the smudge stick and walk about the perimeter,move in a counter clockwise direction to banish negativity, giving special attention to the corners and the places behind doors. You can also fan the smoke throughout the room with a large feather.

During Healing Work

During healing work, the smoke may be fanned over the person either by your hand or with feathers. This clears out unhealthy energies and brings in the special attributes of the herbs. You may also direct smudge to each of the person’s chakras and as you do so visualize each chakra coming into balance as it is purified by the smudge.

Cleansing Crystals or Other Objects

Hold the objects to be purified in the smoke or fan the smoke over them. If you are clearing your crystals prior to programming them thank both them and the smudge stick for helping you to realize your goals.

After Trauma

Illness strongly affects the energy in the home. Illness subdues the energy in a home, whether physically or mentally in the case of the person suffering, or from the nervous tension and energetic output of the person tending the ill. Fresh air must be brought into the home, as well as plants and flowers, candles and some form of purifying water. By bringing the four elements into the home and the sense of a fresh clean, beginning, you will raise everyone’s spirits and incorporate balance into the home again.

Conflict in the home or violation in the form of constant arguing or anger or if the home has been robbed or damaged in some way can also strongly affect the chi of the home and its occupants. This is another instance where space clearing, regularly if necessary, can help you move on from negative energy and holding onto the past and moving forward into a happier future.

After Change or to Elicit Change

When change comes into life, whether positive or negative it can’t help but affect people and their environment. If you change jobs, lose someone you love, have to deal with conflict or resentment, or if you end a relationship, you need to make sure that you take the time to process your emotions and then cleanse yourself and your space. Honor the passing, mourn, grieve, let your anger or anxiety our and then work to let those emotions go so you can continue unencumbered on your path. Chi is all about balance – learning and moving forward and working to maintain harmony internally and externally. Clearing space is a good habit and one that can help you move on in all facets of your life with more ease.

Extinguishing the Smudge Stick

Have ready a fireproof receptacle such as a shell or a glass or ceramic dish to put the smudge stick in when you’ve finished. It’s ideal to damp the stick out in sand, or earth or you can just press it against the bottom of the receptacle. Always make sure that a smudge stick is out before leaving the room where you keep it.

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Smudging:

  •  A traditional way to cleanse away negative energy
  •  Cleanse divination, ritual and psychic development tools.
  •  Use to clear energy out of a room where stress occurs.
  •  Use to cleanse people and pets that are depressed, sick or anxious
  •  Clear energy from a previous resident.
  •  Can also be used to bless or consecrate spiritual tools or sacred spaces
  •  Sage Smudge Ceremony to help sell your home

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