Finding + Following Your Intuition

 

As spiritual beings having a human experience, we are all born with the gift of intuition; it is our birthright. As babies and young children, we are accepting of our intuitive abilities, recognizing our “sixth sense” to be just as common and matter of fact as our five physical senses. It isn’t until we start to grow up and out of our soul, knowing and identifying more with this world and our mind-thinking, that we lose touch with this innate power.

For many of us, returning to this state is simply a matter of unlearning these limiting mind thoughts and beliefs around our intuitive abilities. We must come back into our higher self’s knowing that we have access to divine knowing and insight at all times. While only some of us are able to be psychic and intuitively dialed in for others, such as myself, ALL OF US have the potential to do so for ourselves. No one is more connected to you, your higher guidance and spirits than you are!

What I have found over the years in cultivating and strengthening my own intuitive abilities, is that I’ve had to constantly address my head/heart conflict. Often times what my head is telling me conflicts with what my heart feels to be true. I used to struggle with which one to listen to and obey. Every time I followed my head, it got me into trouble or made things a lot harder than they needed to be. Whenever I listened to and honored the guidance in my heart and soul, however, I was validated with answers, solutions, and outcomes that unfolded with grace and ease. It doesn’t mean the path was always easy or care-free, but it always resulted in me becoming wiser, stronger, and braver as a result of having followed my heart.

My Spirit Guides have taught me that what it really comes down to is getting out of our heads and into our hearts. Our “monkey minds,” as the Buddhist refer to it, create endless thoughts, opinions and judgments that often times are based in fear and come from our egos. This cuts us off from our intuitive guidance and knowing, which is based in truth and love.

The heart’s guidance, on the other hand, is simple, direct, and there’s no need for a lot of words. Our feelings are our best guidance, which stem from our heart center.

As a Spiritual Medium, I tune into the heart of both my client and the spirits, getting into the “heart of the matter”, thus obtaining a clear read on any person, spirit, or situation. Rebecca-Tiny-Devotions-Mala-Beads

A simple way to put it is this: the mind projects, while the heart directs. With that in mind, make it a point to retrain your brain into letting go of any and all fear-based thinking, surrendering these lower self thoughts to God and your Guides. Then, simply tune into your heart, checking in with your feelings, and paying attention to what these emotions are telling you in the moment. As you honor and follow the guidance in your heart, you will feel empowered and connected to a higher energy directing and acting as a guiding light in your life. You will walk in wholeness and complete alignment with your highest potential and highest guidance, thus creating endless opportunities to live and be your highest and best self!

Rebecca Rosen is an internationally renowned best-selling author, spiritual medium, teacher and inspirational speaker. You can follow Rebecca along on her journey of changing peoples lives, on her newest show, The Last Goodbye on LMN.

 

108 things we want to share with you

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108 things we want to share with you.

1. Life is short (live it)
2. Giving is receiving.
3. You heal in quiet and solitude. 
4. You are never alone.
5. Forgive yourself.
6. Chocolate is not a bad word.
7. No dream is too weird.
8. To do yoga, you don’t have to “do” yoga.
9. You are loved.
10. The purpose of life is whatever you want it to be.
11. You will never regret a workout.
12. You will never say you travelled too much.
13. Express yourself.
14. Call people you love and haven’t spoken to for awhile.
15. If you love someone, tell them.
16. If it feels wrong, it’s probably wrong.
17. You can be a hippy at heart and wear a business suit each day.
18. Wine is made of fruit. (that said)
19. Bras are overrated (especially on weekends)
20. Art is whatever you think it is.
21. Feel your feet settle into the earth each day.
22. Get in your body and stay there.
23. There are no rules.
24. Anything green is probably a good idea.
25. Turn off your computers and phones as much as possible.
26. Go to the beach. (and don’t bring your phone)
27. Paint something (anything will work)
28. Write something (a journal will do perfectly)
29. That thing that scares you, try it.
30. Take singing lessons (or whatever other lesson you long to try)
31. Meditate (or atleast attempt to once in awhile)
32. Take steps towards freedom each day.
33. Live with less. (get rid of clutter in all aspects of your life)
34. Get a life coach. Just do it and you will understand.
35. Have a flight booked somewhere at all times
36. Always have another girlfriend date planned
37. Surprise people with things/experiences
38. Carry a water bottle.
39. Recycle, compost, conserve.
40. Best honest with yourself.
41. Be honest with others.
42. Know when to walk away from anything
43. Know when to stick it out.
44. Listen to your heart
45. Play
46. Forgive them.
47. Laugh
48. Play board games.
49. Take long walks.
50. Go on spiritual journeys.
51. Write hand written letters to people.
52. Look in the mirror and talk to yourself here and there.
53. Live somewhere else for a bit.
54. Carry a book.
55. Carry a crystal (or 3)
56. Actually USE your mala beads.
57. Hustle.
58. Think bigger.
59. Cry. Really let yourself cry.
60. Talk it out.
61. Hang out in nature.
62. Aspire to be wise
63. Create a sacred space.
64. Create boundaries that work for you.
65. Embrace change
66. Dance.
67. Diffuse essential oils.
68. Do something extremely generous for someone else.
69. Save your money (put a certain % away each month)
70. Always be learning.
71. Do something crazy (Trapeze will do)
72. Use your vacation time.
73. Call your parents, siblings and family members.
74. Host dinner parties.
75. Plant something.
76. Cook. Bake. Create something in the kitchen.
77. Go to local markets.
78. Speak your mind.
79. Chat with strangers in coffee shops.
80. Invest.
81. Enter a contest or buy a lottery ticket just once.
82. Get a massage or reflexogy treatment. Release.
83. Soften
84. Believe in yourself.
85. Share.
86. Go on an adventure.
87. Follow your intuition.
88. Eat Dessert with no guilt.
89. Have faith.
90. If you’re struggling ask for help.
91. If you’re thriving, help someone else.
92. Hold hands.
93. Leave a legacy.
94. Kiss.
95. Love. Really, really, really love.
96. Comfort someone.
97. Random act of kindness. Do it.
98. Rest.
99. Breathe.
100. Find a mentor.
101. Mentor someone else.
102. Be in Gratitude.
103. Be empowered.
104. Splurge on something that one time.
105. Believe in magic.
106. Don’t avoid things.
107. Don’t procrastinate.
108. Never give up

Lots of love from www.tinydevotions.com

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Hamsa.

You are safe. You are protected.

All is as it should be.

Pure Energy is all around you.

You are supported. You are blessed, powerful and strong.

Let the magic of the world ignite you.

Love and protection from tinydevotions.com

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Our Fave Daily Yoga Boosts

5 Yoga Songs For Your Vinyasa Flow 

  1. Autumn Leaves – Imagined Herbal Flows (Sun A)
  2. Weightless ft Beak Nasty – Vaski (Sun B)
  3. The End, Kaldera Edit – The Doors (post Core)
  4. Bridges – Broods (Slow Down)
  5. Kusanagi – Odezsa (Savasana)

5 Revitalizing Yoga Poses

  1. Puppy pose – Uttana Shishoshasana (heart opening and energizing)
  2. Supine twist – Jathara Parivartanasana (improves digestion and quiets the mind)
  3. Reclining bound angle pose – Supta Baddha Konasana (quiet chest opening, opens the hips, calms the nervous system)
  4. Tree pose – Vrksasana (grounding, focus of the body and mind)
  5. Forearm stand – Pincha Mayurasana (improves circulation, energizes, increases immunity)

5 Essential Yogi Products

  1. The Perfect 10 Leave-In Treatment – spray in hair before class to protect from the heat
  2. Yoga mat – “The Mat 3mm” by Lululemon
  3. Tiger Balm or China Gel – sore muscle relief
  4. Eucalyptus Oil – pre and post yoga smell-goodiness
  5. WATER
  6. And Mala Beads of course!

5 Easy, Healthy Snacks

  1. Green smoothie – coconut water, spinach, whey protein, baby carrots, banana, pear.
  2. Trader Joes Organic Peanut Butter – in a wrap, on a banana, on a spoon.
  3. Egg, spinach, tomato and avocado scramble with (or without) Red Hot.
  4. Larabar – a quick fix in cashew cookie, peanut butter cookie or banana bread.
  5. Nuts and fruit!

5 Rejuvenating Activities (other than yoga)

  1. Host a “family dinner” – theme the night, make it potluck style, invite friends and family.
  2. Camp – South California favorites: Ojai and Joshua Tree.
  3. Go to the beach – bring lunch, some drinks, play music and GO in the water!
  4. Walk or ride your bike more – drive less.
  5. In.

Written by our yogi pal Nina BoostYoga Headshot-2

Home base: Venice, CA.

Passions: Yoga, adventure, dance parties, laughing.

With an increasing appetite for travel and the outdoors, you can find Nina camping, beaching or planning her next adventure when she’s not on the mat or teaching. In addition to teaching yoga, Nina works for a powerful startup whose mission stands behind the advancement and empowerment of women. Nina is constantly working towards her goal of traveling the world and teaching yoga but is enjoying every minute of life along the way.

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dailyyogaboost – @dailyyogaboost

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dailyyogaboost

email: dailyyogaboost@gmail.com

Blog: http://www.dailyyogaboost.com/

Burning Sage Ceremony {How to}

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We had a lot of burning questions from everyone about sage yesterday. {pun intended} Here. We go.

Burning Sage Ceremony {How to}

Burning sage is an ancient art/ritual to many cultures in the world. It’s one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing a space.

Sage stems from the word “to heal”. So literally the process of healing and reknewing your space. Who doesn’t need that from time to time?

Here’s our step by step guide to being a sage-ing goddess..

1. You need a smudge stick (preferably white sage which consists of a bundle of dried sage herbs) as well as something heat proof to put the sage stick out with.

2. There is a myth that people sage their house for the smell factory. If you have smelled sage you will know this isn’t true. It’s not the most beautiful smell in the world – but it works and the smells goes away shortly after.

3. Before you start saging say a little prayer or affirmation to yourself either outloud or silently.

i.e. My intention is to renew and cleanse this space and create a harmonious, peaceful home for my family where our love, creativity and abundance flows freely.

We like to wear our mala beads and flowy comfortable clothes (but let’s be honest, we always tend to wear clothes that aren’t restrictive and free flowing wink emoticon

4. Start in door openings, and high traffic areas. If you are really tuned in you will get messages or remember things that happened in this areas and you can verbally cleanse and affirm the space. i.e.. You can ask to specifically let go of the energy of a person or event.

5. Corners are another big area to sage as there is a lot of congestion and blocks. Spend a lot of time in the corners again you can verbally urge to “release any negativity” and to “create space, purity and flow.”

6. Sometimes its nice to put on some beautiful cleansing music. We love Tina Malia and can enhance the ceremony.

Even if you aren’t cleansing or doing a sage ceremony – check her out!

7. After the gateway areas and corners are done you can work your way through the entire space again from room to room using your intuition on how long you should stay in. The more you move the sage stick in wide circular motions the more it usually smokes but sometimes it is necessary to re-light it several times until it really gets smoking.

8. After you are done sage-ing (totally made up word) you need to make sure you put out the sage stick by either putting it into a bowl to snuff it out (which then you can reuse another time) or if you are in a rush you can always pour a lot of water on it but you might not be able to use the sage stick again.

9. You will literally notice a feeling of lightness and spaciousness in the space you saged. And likely people who don’t know that you have done this will walk in and say “it feels different in here.”

10. After saging you can take your ceremony to the next level by putting fresh flowers in your space and potentially even creating an alter with meaningful photos of people you love and things that you would like to focus and grow on.

Happy Sage-ing xx

p.s. We included the link above to our TD signature sage sticks but here it is again.

Taking back the “Woo”

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We are taking back the word “Woo”. Taking it back from the doubters and the skeptics… those who don’t believe in the magic of the universe wink emoticon.

How sad to live a life without the magic of our existence.

Woo (as in woo-woo) comes from the skeptics who don’t believe… Well, we believe in “that spiritual $h*t.

How woo are you? We’re about 108% Woo wink emoticon.

Here are our top 10 Woo Tips:

1. Sage your home regularly. (bless each corner of your home, bestow your wishes and dreams into every room. Make it a beautiful ritual. Put fresh flowers in your space and start energetically over. Be especially sage-y if people have been in your home that shouldn’t have been there (think contractors, or frenemies) or if you have had any arguments in your home. Cleanse, sage and start fresh.

(side note: get ride of all the excess in your home – it will limit your energy. Keep it simple, keep it light, make your home into a sanctuary where you recharge and really “come home”).

2. Carry a Crystal. Crystals can amplify your energy. They can ground you, they can align your energy to your dreams and goals. They can be your secret weapon when you’re feeling weak, down, or going into scary, intimidating or just big deal situations (think interviews, first dates etc.) Next level: give crystals to people to help them on their journeys…

3. Use Mala Beads. We’re obviously biased but much like crystals mala beads are made with sacred materials and gemstones that carry energetic properties. If you recite a mantra (“I am abundant”) on your mala beads you will be put into that energetic mode. Magic happens… poof. You align the movements of your fingers with the mantra in your mind. Your. Blocks. Disappear. You become unstoppable. Do this daily and repeat wink emoticon

4. Listen to your body. Sit in silence. And do what it tells you to do. Your body is your temple. If you aren’t feeling grounded then go hang out around things with roots (Trees are perfect) and eat grounding foods (root vegetables please – beats, turnips etc). This is another way of saying follow your intuition. If your gut feels queasy its either a “no” or something you need more time to work through. Maybe you aren’t ready for (insert big change.) This is a tricky one though because sometimes you need to just J-U-M-P. You will learn to distinguish when that butterflies are telling you to do this instead of stopping and running for your salt bath….

5. Look at sacred geometry. It will open up a new realm of possibility for you. It will open up new dimensions…. that’s all we will say for this one. Just try it…. we are spiritual beings living in a material world NOT material beings living in a spiritual world.

6. Get a coach/healer/energy worker in your life. This is a tough one but epic if you can figure it out. You have to find the person who you feel completely trustworthy of and who’s energy feels really pure, clean, grounded and who’s intentions are in the right place. But if you can find someone to be a mentor for you in service of your spiritual growth… magic will happen.

7. Mantra. We alluded to this above. Words and sounds vibrate through your being on a soul level. Chant it, think it – write it. Have you ever seen that experiment where beautiful words and bad words were both spoken onto water? The results spoke from themselves. Choose the beautiful… own your words. Vibrate…

8. Get an Intention Deck (p.s. we are making one soon we promise). Pull a card each day and trust that you chose the right one with the right guidance to help you get through whatever comes your way that day. Let the divine guidance support you.

9. Energy is everything. Listen to the energy. Everywhere. If it feels right, do it. If it feels wrong, leave. Energy is a compass to guide you – tap in, tune in and become sensitive to it.

10. Manifest. Journal your dreams, meditate on your vision (follow it up with big action), take the first step in any big goal you have. Make it your password, make it your license plate, put it on your vision board (they seriously work). Where attention goes, energy flows…

See, told you we were 108% Woo.

How Woo are you? (comment below and share your story).

B A L A N C E

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Balance. We are all striving for it and trying to “figure it out”. Relationship balance, life balance, work balance….ugghhh we are confusing balancing with trying to live PERFECTLY (Hint: That doesn’t exist).

In the obsession to find the “balance” we often dabble in extremes. “I won’t do this” and “I won’t do that” or “I will only do this” or “I will only do that”.

We often try to limit and restrict ourselves (insert your restrictive policy here… yup we know you likely have one)

Balance is different for all of us.

But here is our idea for balance this week. Make it this week’s theme to live in balance. (And change the game of balance to fit what you want it to be).

Here’s our balance for the week:

1. Start your day with a coffee (don’t drink 3-5 during the day but savour one great coffee.
2. Don’t reach for technology until you have moved your body – whether its a walk or a few yoga stretches in bed.
3. Put your phone and computer away at the end of the work day and go outside and live life. (We have lots of ideas: yoga class, beach, hiking, bowling, game night, do crafts … shall we go on?)
4. Eat salad and greens and green juice but also include some chocolate and some richer foods. It’s okay to enjoy a delicious slice of Pizza. Actually, it’s balance.
5. Sometimes do hot yoga, other times take a yin class – sometimes skip yoga and stay in pyjamas watching Bachelor in Paradise (or whatever its called). p.s. I think its on tonight. wink emoticon
6. Somedays wear your Lululemon’s, Teekis or other yoga pants and other days just get decked to the nines.
7. Some days meditate with your Mala Beads and other days just erase the word meditation from your vocabulary. It’s ok. You have permission.

Life is messy, beautiful, inconsistent, chaotic, peaceful, busy, slow, crazy, quiet and it’s all ok. It’s all good. It’s just a lot more fun when there is an element of balance.

Join us for a week of balance? 

Beet Berry Bliss Smoothie

Hydrate + energize with this Beet Berry Bliss Smoothie, a phytonutrient powerhouse with a tropical flair. Perhaps you’ve never had beets in your smoothie before, but if you venture out and mix in this gorgeous taproot, you’ll flood your body with antioxidants and help your body detox and combat inflammation. The beets also blend beautifully with the berries, banana, mangos, coconut water, and kale, which collectively provide a super boost of healthy fats, fiber, protein, folic acid, and vitamins A + C. Make sure to find a clear glass—the fruits + veggies whip up into a lovely plum hue!

Gather This:
  • 8 ounces coconut water
  • 1 beet, chopped
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 3 kale leaves, de-stemmed
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 handful of ice

Do This:
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend well until smooth and creamy. Pour into a beautiful glass, and enjoy with your favorite toppings (bee pollen + goji berries are my faves)!

About Sophie: image1-5
Sophie Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based health and wellness expert, who is certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. Sophie founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring, and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness.

Through her holistic approach to wellbeing, Sophie has learned that total wellbeing begins with total nourishment, which is why she created her unique line of cleanses and superfood products. These healing products have helped everyone from George Clooney to Sophie’s own dad, and have become essential components in the lives of thousands more.

When Sophie isn’t crafting revolutionary products from the world’s most potent superfoods, she is sharing her insights on how to live a life full of unbounded energy, bliss, and balance on the Philosophie blog and savoring every moment with her two beautiful children and loving husband.

Tips on How to Deepen Your Yoga & Meditation Practice

Self-care and self-love are vital to living a beautiful life. As much as it is necessary to be kind and love others, we must first put ourselves at the top of our priority list. Yoga and meditation are my way of showing my mind, body and soul some nourishment. Getting into a daily routine for yoga and meditation is not as easy as it may seem. It requires a lot of patience, dedication and compassion. Here are some tips to help deepen your practice:

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  1. Set an intention. What are you looking to get out of your practice? Is there something in your life you want more or less of? Think about how you can actively make these changes in your life by setting them and practicing them. What benefits can these intentions serve for yourself and the rest of the world? Be the change you wish to see, as told by Gandhi.
  1. Do your research. There are SO many books out there that are really helpful in creating more self-awareness. Perhaps there is an area you’re having difficulties fully understanding. Take the time to check out your local bookstore and see if there are any that specialize in the area you’re most curious about. “How to be Compassionate” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a recent one that has helped change my thoughts around.
  1. Practice breathing. Breathing during yoga and meditation is key to getting the most out of your practice. It’s also very important to remind yourself throughout the day to be aware of your breath. You can easily catch yourself with short inhales and exhales. Take the time as much as you can, whether you’re driving, reading or walking around, to ask yourself if you’re really lengthening your inhales and exhales. Fill your lungs up with as much fresh air as it well deserves.
  1. Be mindful. Before taking any actions or answering any questions, take the time to really observe where you are and what you’re surrounded by. Enjoy the little things in life. You have five senses, so use them! Throughout your day, take a little time to observe yourself. What do you feel on your skin? What do you smell around you? What colors do you see? What sounds are you hearing? What tastes are in your mouth? FullSizeRender-5
  1. Practice compassion. Compassion for self and compassion for others will really help you be a better you. Stop yourself before judging others. Everyone in the world deserves a chance at a happy life, so rid yourself of jealous thoughts. Appreciate you for who you are and what unique qualities you bring into the world. Be kind and generous. Let your heart expand into the universe and love as much as you can.

What are you waiting for? Start manifesting the best YOU.

Guest Post By: Aerial Cetnar aka Mermaid Yogi

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We have designed an exclusive program for dreamers, doers and manifesters who are ready to radically transform themselves — from their root chakra to their third eye.

Since 2009 we’ve been inspiring our community to Live With Intention. It is the core of everything we do at Tiny Devotions. Every mala we string and product we design is infused with love, meaning and intention.

That is why we are so excited to reveal our Tiny Devotions Live With Intention Coaching Program. This one-on-one program is for women who want to achieve radical heart-centered results. Free spirits who are ready to create their own road map and fully embrace themselves.

We’ve collaborated with a team of stellar life coaches to design a program that allows you to connect deeply with your intuition. The entire focus is on YOU. Your coach will become your guide on your journey to truly knowing your inner self. She will help you breakthrough your limiting beliefs and overcome all of the obstacles that stand between you and your dreams. You will connect bi-weekly over phone or Skype, each call totally tailored to your unique personality and personal goals.

Together you will design a lifestyle that allows you to thrive on your creative edge without compromising self-care and balance. You will dive deep into your soul to discover who you are at your core.

The Live With Intention Coaching Program is for you if you’re ready to have a major breakthrough in your personal or professional life and you meet the following criteria:

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