There is so much more that goes into my life than talking to ghosts.
There are essential elements, products, music and books that help me connect, ground, center and simply feel good.
Being spiritual isn't always about talking to Spirits.
Sometimes, it's about nourishing your own Spirit.
This is a list of the top 10 things nourishing my Spirit in 2015.
Amanda's Top 10 Favorite Things
1. Aveda Rose Absolute
This is an essential oil in a carrier oil, so that you can easily and safely use it directly in contact with your skin. A bottle of this oil sits on my desk and I smell it before sessions, use it as perfume and dabble it on my skin, all day, every day. It's fantastic and worth every penny.
2. Make Up For Ever, Aqua Rouge #3 and #10
I talk all day for a living. And because of this, it's hard to keep lipstick staying on my lips. That is, until I found for real waterproof, kiss-proof, eating-proof liquid lip-color in a ton of beautiful shades. I personally have shades #3 and #10 and plan on acquiring more of these beautiful and genuinely stay-proof lip colors.
3. Lord Huron, Lonesome Dreams
Lord Huron was featured in a Zales Commercial over Christmas season. I became addicted and determined to find the artist. I did and bought the entire album and have not regretted it. Buy it here and see for yourself.
4. Daily Rituals, by Mason Currey
This summer, my significant other declared one morning that I write so much, he was now considering me as an artist. Because I was now an artist, he declared we needed to find out what other artists 'did' to get into the creative space of mind. Four days later, we took a road trip to upstate New York and stopped in a bookstore outside of the town of Woodstock. This book was staring us in the face when we walked in (thanks, Spirit Guides!). It's a collection of the daily rituals of artists of all kinds, from composers to architects. We read a passage each morning and it reminds us it's OK to have your own unique style. (Fun fact: Benjamin Franklin never showered with water, he took air baths! What!).
5. Wedderspoon Manuka Raw Honey
There was a time not long ago, where I bicycle commuted everywhere I went and did not own a car. It was during this time, that I got in a very serious cycling accident.
Without health insurance, one of my closest friends had just returned from India and she claimed that there - everything was healed with a combination of spices and honey. I believed her and bought the honey with the highest antibacterial and anti-microbial content I could find - this one - and worked on dressing my wounds in it every morning (thankfully, I knew how to dress wounds - I'm certified in backcountry wilderness first aid with SOLO).
After a month of this, someone finally begged me to see a doctor. I did. He was amazed at the speed my wound had healed in the given amount of time. He declared my wound care recipe - honey - a miracle. Not only can you use this beautiful honey to heal wounds, it's deliciously edible and tastes so good. With a high nutritional and healing properties, this honey is an amazing deal and an essential in our home.
6. Let it Out, Let it In, by Airto Moreira
This song is great. That is all.
7. Nag Champa Incense, 250 grams
I have another post for the incense I prefer for clearing out spirits and negative energy - see it here. This incense doesn't do that - it just makes my life more relaxing, and puts me in a place of insta-peace. I buy it in bulk, but my significant other says I really need to buy it in pallets and become a distributor. I'm thinking about it. Anyway, Nag Champa makes all your meditation dreams come true.
8. Levi's High Rise Legging
These jeans are advertised for juniors - but don't let that fool you - they fit a lady's curves really beautifully. So beautifully, in fact, that when I bought my first pair on sale at Macy's, I was complimented everywhere I went. I bought two more pairs and now these cozy jeans are all I wear. Get yourself a pair here.
9. La Colombe Coffee
As much as I would love to tell you I have a completely pure diet, free of toxins, I can't. Graduate school started an addiction I just can't and don't want to stop. Not with La Colombe Coffee existing on the planet. The best beans from all over the earth can be found here. And, they describe them to you like wines! So, you actually know what kind of taste you are buying into with each bag. We have this one in the grinder right now.
10. Emancipator (otherwise known as musician, Douglas Appling)
Calming, introspective and unique instrumentals only, please. The perfect creative working music and equally, the perfect wind down for the day music. For your listening delight and mine -
I hope you enjoyed the share. Throughout the year, I share my favorite things as they come out in my monthly letter to the members of my website. If you'd like to get the latest happenings and product recommendations, join the membership and get it all first.
Amanda Linette Meder
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