favorite things

Hi friends

Today I want to share some things I love with you. And I thought that I actually could do a series. Those are all things that I truly loved and am not sponsored or paid in any kind of way. But maybe you’re like me, always on the lookout for new things to try out.

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Those are some products I’m currently loving. Let me tell you a little more about each piece below.

houseofintuition

I got those organic sprays from House of Intuition in Los Angeles. They do have a website where you can order their products easily: http://www.houseofintuitionla.com

They have a huge selection of crystals, sprays and so much more. Last time I went there I got myself a couple of sprays. This time I went for “Awaken” and “Anew”. The “Awaken” spray is for energy and will invigorate and get you moving, breaking up stagnant, dull and negative energy. It smells like Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, and Peppermint. The “Anew” helps you to start again by welcoming new beginnings and positive change. This fresh, organic citrus aroma dispels stagnant energy to welcome newer and better vibrations. Great for resetting and centering oneself. It smells like Lemon, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry and Rose.

I love to spray my face and / or body with it before practicing or leaving the house and sometimes just randomly during the day- whenever I feel like I need a refresher.

 

lightworker

I bought it at a spiritual store in Venice on Abbot Kinney but I’m sure you’ll find it in the internet, too. It’s called “Lightworker Oracle” by Alana Fairchild. This is my absolute favorite card deck. I have a couple of different decks and I love them all, but I feel most called to pull a card from this deck most of the time. It’s always so accurate and I love reading the message. It was created for those who want to connect with divine light, accelerate their spiritual evolution and develop their connection with higher spiritual guidance. This deck is perfect for you if you are looking to open up to the unconditionally loving higher worlds, walk the path of a healer, lightworker or spiritual mentor for others on the path of consciousness, or learn about spiritual light and incorporate it into your life, so you can live with greater peace.

Trust your intuition as you work with the cards. Before I begin, I like to connect with my heart and take a couple of deep breaths first. Then I think about a question I want to ask or simply ask for divine guidance. While I shuffle the cards I ask for the information I most need to know and that will help me the most now. Sometimes, a card falls out and I use this one. Other times I spread the cards out and just pull the one I feel most called to. Then I read the message in the guidebook and speak the invocation out loud. You may want to put your card on your altar or your nightstand to remind you of the loving guidance.

moonbodysoul

Something I’m absolutely obsessed with is Palo Santo. I buy it everywhere, but I love this one because of the beautiful moon phase print. I got it from https://moonbodysoul.com

I burn some palo santo after each yoga and meditation practice and also whenever I smudge my place. It brings in good energy and I absolutely love the smell. I’m now on the lookout for a palo santo infused shower gel or shampoo and also for a palo santo essential oil. I will keep you updated. 🙂

scoutandgem

I got this comfy moon crop sweater from https://www.scoutandgem.com

I love everything moon related whether that’s a moon print on the wall, moon phases on my palo santo or on a sweater. And this one really is one of the most comfiest sweaters I’ve ever worn. Magical!

soulzen

This crystal water bottle is something that’s been on my list for forever and I finally got one from http://www.soulzen.de

It’s infused with shungite and clear quartz which is amazing for detoxification. I take it everywhere with me. I fill it up every night before sleep and drink it first thing in the morning. You can choose different crystals for your water bottle- the possibilities are almost endless and make it really hard to decide. I’m sure I’ll get another crystal base anytime soon. I mean? Crystal infused water? Yes please! And this water bottle is also sustainable and helps reduce the usage of plastic bottles.

tropeaka

Lastly, my favorite night time ritual. Whenever I get ready for bed, I brew myself this sleep tea I got from https://tropeaka.com

They have a huge selection of all the healthy, vegan friendly and delicious supplements, teas and protein powders. I absolutely love their sleep tea. This tranquil herbal infusion  helps me relax and for a serene nighttime escape. It’s organically grown, vegan friendly, gluten free, non GMO and there are overall no nasties in it. I not only love how calming it is but also it’s taste. It’s got Chamomile, Lemon balm, passionflower, lavender, rose petal and some more amazing ingredients in it. Sooooo good! You can thank me later! 😉

 

Alright guys, that’s been about it- a few of my favorite things I currently love!

If you fall in love with something, too – let me know! I love hearing from you! Leave a comment, send me a DM @nataliasyoga on Instagram or tag me in your story. I love hearing from you!

 

xoxo

Natalia

Journaling

journal

As a kid I used to write in my diary. I remember that I wrote about who’s my current best friend just to erase it the next day and write down a new name. Silly. I stopped writing in my diary when I was about 12 years old. It took me about 15 years to start writing again.

I read the book The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan and decided to start my own gratitude diary, too. I did that every now and then and found myself writing about other things, too. There was a time where I dealt with sadness a lot and at some point I didn’t know what to do anymore except for writing it all out. I felt so much better afterwards. From that moment on, whenever I was sad, I started writing out all the feelings. After about a half a year, I started reading my entries and was shocked. Seeing the pain I was dealing with written down made me realize that I have to change something. So writing down my thoughts actually helped me change my life. I don’t know about you, but I’m that kind of person who tends to forget the bad moments after a while. I sugarcoat memories and tell myself it wasn’t that bad after all. Reading my journal helped putting everything back into perspective. I knew I had to change something. I wanted to change something. That was the start of my spiritual growth. I moved in a new apartment and learned everything about smudging, crystals and other rituals. But that’s another story. My point is that during this dark time in my life, writing really helped.

As I learned more about intentions setting and manifestation, I wanted to get myself a journal, too. Now this is actually the first (and most fun) step if you ask me. You get to choose a journal. Boy, there are so many beautiful journals out there. I want them all. I started with one and now I have a bunch.

Below you see only a tiny selection of my journals.

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Once I got my journal I felt kind of lost. I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to write about. I started with baby steps such as writing down what I’m grateful for.

When I started working with a manifestation coach, I began to journal a lot more. I was writing down things I wanted to manifest, positive affirmations and little prayers for the Universe.

I also got myself the “Five Minute Journal” where you answer a couple of questions every morning and every evening. This is actually a great way to start your journal journey. I got mine at amazon.com.

I still use my “Five Minute Journal” every morning and every evening. I love it a lot and haven’t missed a day ever since I started. I also have a journal that I use to work with my coach. I write down things I want to do or achieve, take notes from our conversations or brainstorm some ideas. Besides those two journals, I do have another one. It’s my “personal” one where I write down intentions and thoughts or things that I work on. I also do free writing every now and then. I like to meditate, draw a card and then journal about it for a bit. Something that helped me, too is to write down things that lighten me up or that I enjoy. I can check this entry whenever I feel down or don’t know what to do.

I now journal everyday and must say that it really helps me. It’s fun to look back and see what has changed. It’s basically a creative outlet for me. I always have a crystal with me. There are crystals that support manifestations or help you with your writing. Personally, I just like to pick one that I feel called to and hold it in my hand while writing and / or meditating.

Here are some ideas what you could journal about. There’s no right or wrong. It took me a while to start journaling. It’s a progress for sure. Pick the ideas that you like below and start journaling!

  • journal about a card you drew
  • journal after meditation
  • do some free writing
  • write down what your grateful for
  • write down things you want to manifest
  • write down things you love about yourself (aim for 100 things!)
  • write out your prayer to God / the Universe
  • write down your intentions for the month
  • write about how you are feeling
  • write about something you achieved today
  • brainstorm ideas
  • take notes about things you hear, see or read
  • create a to do list
  • write down things that light you up / that you like to do.
  • make a list of books you want to read
  • write down the goals you have in your life and break them down into little baby steps
  • describe challenges or struggles you’ve encountered that day
  • write down your dreams
  • track the food you eat if you deal with allergies
  • keep a travel journal

 

Now it’s your turn! Grab your journal and put it in your Instagram Story. Tag me so I can see you’re on board with me. I can’t wait to see YOUR beautiful journals!

 

xxx

Natalia