Devaa’s Journal

A Turmeric Treat !

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

In a session I hosted with Joan Borysenko for the Inspiring Women with Soul online gathering, we discussed the healing properties of turmeric. Turmeric helps improve digestion and is said to be 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E and C. So it’s a powerful ally to our is immune system. We also discussed a very delicious way to get your daily dose of turmeric.  So here’s the recipe!! 1/3 cup organic coconut oil (in solid form, not liquid) 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric (Procure organic turmeric if possible, the higher the quality,...

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Activating Your Garden Seeds With Saliva

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Activating Your Garden Seeds With Saliva

As the weather gets warmer and Winter fades further into the background, those of us with gardens begin to get excited about planting our Spring gardens.  A few years back I was reading a book called Anastasia from the Ringing Cedars Series.  Though there was a lot of fanfare about this book, I fully connect with the writing or the material presented there (I didn’t ever finish that first book). But there was a very interesting idea planted in my head.  What if saliva could be used to activate the energetics of the seed, so it will...

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What Matters Most? And How To Live Life F U L L Y ?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

  I have just returned from quite an amazing pilgrimage over in India, and my heart is truly SO FULL. There’s something about those ancient temples, the constant sound of mantra hanging in the air from morning till night, the plates filled with offerings to the divine (see my photo on the right), and the daily opportunities to dunk in the sacred Ganges river that is truly a medicine for my soul. I found it all so deeply nourishing. While in India, I found it easier to stay connected to the pulse, the heartbeat, and the ever...

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Manifesting with the Moon

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Using the lunar cycle is a very powerful tool for bringing your intentions into physical manifestation. We begin in the dark of the moon, which is a time to surrender and listen for deeper guidance from the Universe.  If you don’t know when the new moon (dark moon) will next happen, you can do a quick online search to find a lunar calendar. The new moon gives us the opportunity for deep listening. And if you believe that there’s truly a greater Divine Intelligence at work, this is a time when you can most easily step away from...

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New Year’s Practices for Creating More Presence, Purpose & Joy in Your Life

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Year’s Practices for Creating More Presence, Purpose & Joy in Your Life

As we move beyond the frenetic buzz of the holidays, there’s often a desire to replenish ourselves and create a fresh chapter in the new year. We have the chance to start anew – with 12 months ahead to create and explore so many opportunities. Some of us are focused on new work and creative projects while others are focused on family matters. Some are planning adventures to exotic lands while others are volunteering at local organizations. And some of us want to call in a new romantic love or find a new home… But no...

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Trust, Surrender, & Release with the Queen of Death

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Trust, Surrender, & Release with the Queen of Death

**Please note the video below was recorded from a live video ritual via Google Hangout, so the picture is not as clear and hi-res as we might both like it to be! Thanks for understanding! ** It’s a potent time of year, with Halloween on October 31st, followed by the Day of the Dead and All Souls Day on November 2nd. So I offered a community ritual to honor those who have departed in the last year in addition to our other losses and transitions, as well as to embrace the unknown.  Check out the video above to access the video...

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Resting in the Mother

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

The Great Mother is an energy that is so deeply needed on our planet at this time. She represents the energy of nurturance and embrace, as well as emptying out and facing the Unknown. She’s one of the foundations of the sacred feminine, and she is the first archetype we explore in our 13 Moon Lineage. Great Mother’s mantra is “I surrender, I receive.” And as with most things in the Goddess, it’s much easier to say her mantra than to truly live it. So what does it mean to truly surrender? How can we more deeply...

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Reconnecting with Your Radiant Essence

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reconnecting with Your Radiant Essence

In our natural state, we are vibrant and fully alive. We are connected to our radiant essence that flows easily and naturally. But it’s often quite a challenge to experience the fullness of your radiance in our fast-paced society. Many of us are constantly on the “go” or are responding to the constant demands of our lives – our families, our job responsibilities, our phones and our emails – just to name a few! And we loose touch with the still small voice of our spirit that moves at a slower organic pace. In this state of...

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For Desire

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on For Desire

FOR DESIRE Give me the strongest cheese, the one that stinks best; and I want the good wine, the swirl in crystal surrendering the bruised scent of blackberries, or cherries, the rich spurt in the back of the throat, the holding it there before swallowing. Give me the lover who yanks open the door of his house and presses me to the wall in the dim hallway, and keeps me there until I’m drenched and shaking, whose kisses arrive by the boatload and begin their delicious diaspora through the cities and small towns of my body. To hell with...

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The Rite of Real Nurturance

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Rite of Real Nurturance

There are many ways to truly love and nurture yourself at this special time of year. One way you can do this through a simple sensory ritual that uses each of our senses: smell, taste, touch, and sound. Our juicy sensuality is the vehicle through which we connect to the divine, the spirit force, and channel ecstasy. It begins with knowing yourself and knowing what you want in this moment. Many of us often have a hard time expressing or even admitting to what we want. However, the truth is that you are very powerful manifesting your own...

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