How to give your energy field some love

I have recently been on a new beauty adventure in energetic healing. You are probably wondering how energy and beauty have any correlation at all. I sat down for a chat with my energy healer Ali to dive into this concept a bit deeper and started seeing how the pieces fit together. 

What is energy healing? 

If you are un familiar with energy healing (as I was before I began with Ali) here is a little breakdown for you:

Think about yourself mid week after a few long work days, a couple of fitness classes and maybe an argument with your husband. You are feeling pretty drained, so you grab a coffee on your way to work or down an energy drink to get through your workout. We tend to fill ourselves up with unnatural substances to regain the energy we need to get us through the week. When working with an energy healer it is possible to plug our natural energies back in, like working on a puzzle. 

The final goal of energy work is getting back to wholeness and honouring what is already there for us. Ali, my energy healer is a pro at holding space so I can even find beauty in my wounds. 

Natural Healing - Natural Beauty

It became very apparent to me that when the energetic pieces of ourselves find their way back to their home body we become more light, more aware and more sensitive to our surroundings. It was easy to think back on my journey when I began to live in a more natural way, I became more sensitive to chemicals in my products, sweeteners in my drinks and even negative people in my life. 

Becoming more in tune with your “full” energetic body we tend to rely less on television, coffee, relationships and other escape mechanisms to bring our energy levels up. This can also be said about becoming more in tune with your natural body rhythms, skin cycles and menstrual cycles. We don't need 25+ beauty products, we need to be more aware of the food that is going into our bodies, the thoughts sitting stagnant in our minds and our energetic needs (as women) during our monthly cycles. Becoming more connected to your mind and body, the more our true natural being shines through, and that is beautiful. 

Energy Fields

Our Energetic body is an extension of our physical body. The field is composed of vibrations (emotions, thoughts & colours). Physical pain, or skin issues can manifest physically if energetic vibrations are low. This is because energy becomes stagnant. Taking care of the energetic body is just as important taking care of the physical body. This care can also help shift though patterns. 

So what can you do to care for your energetic field? 

I decided to launch this blog on Valentines Day for those ladies who are into self love and self care. We do not always think about our energetic field the way that we think about our skin so it can get neglected. Here are some things you can do to give your energy field some LOVE! 

1. Meditate! Light up some beautiful candles (my favs are Woodlot or Harlow), turn on the gentle tunes and get cozy. Sometimes I will use a guided meditation as I have a wandering mind. 

 

2. Clear negative or stagnant energy. My favourite way to do this is with Palo Santo or Sage smudge. This is no new technique in the green beauty world. I use sacred smudge spray from “Ceremonie” and Palo Santo from “Woodlot”. Both Palo Santo and Sage clear your space of energy that is not yours. This is also a great way to bless your space. 

 

3. Visit my babe Ali Babylon in Kitsilano. Every week I look forward to my session with Ali. She thrives on creating a sacred space with candles, sage, card decks, tea, hot water bottles and most of all, her nurturing caring self. Ali became extremely humbled by her clients' vulnerability, she recognized that it was their struggles or wounds that transformed into qualities of deep strength and beauty, Ali is extremely intuitive, knowledgeable and I trust her with my entire being, which is why I highly recommend treating yourself to an energy healing session. 

I am no expert, so If you would like to learn more about Ali and her sessions please visit her                on instagram @alibabylon or at www.alibabylon.com

How can I be so involved in such a vain industry?

Travelling can be such an eye opening experience. Seeing brand new views, diving into cultures  and especially meeting new people. I love to travel and explore, but there is a feeling that never goes away and that feeling is coming home to the most magical place on earth, British Columbia. If travelling has taught me anything, it is to appreciate where I come from. I am lucky to call BC a safe, diverse and accepting home. 

Here in BC we have a massive culture of artisans that create because they love their craft. We also have a large community of consumers that appreciate high quality handmade products. I have recently discovered 2 product lines from BC that I didn't have to travel far to find.  These products have had a profound effect on me, far beyond the beautiful scents, textures and packaging. These are the types of companies that keep me thriving in this beauty industry. 

1. Penny Francis Apothecary

Sarah and I met at a small cafe here in Kitsilano. She brought her son with her, and we only had about 45 minutes to chat. After leaving the cafe I realized that I had a huge takeaway. It was not the endless amount of knowledge and passion about skincare that Sarah had shared with me, or the cute little drawing her son did of my face, it was her love and commitment for her family. Sure, she could spend all day reading, writing and formulating her skincare products, but she puts her children first. She showed me that you can work hard and create something great while still living life for yourself (or your family). 

Sarah may not have her cosmetic line if it were not for her own mother who ingrained into her the importance of proper skincare. When we share moments with our loved ones and teach each other about the honest, important things in life. We may even be ignited with something we did not know was even there. 

explore PFA here

2. Here and Now Botanicals

I stumbled upon Here and Now botanicals at the "Vegan Expo" in Vancouver, we were sharing a booth with Elate Cosmetics and a few other clean beauty lines. What caught my attention was that H&N formulated each scent profile from memories that were shared at music festivals. I thought this was super unique and special. As a fan of music festivals myself, I knew the stories behind each of these products went much deeper than just the ingredients that were mixed up and bottled. 

I was lucky enough to run into Here & Now Botanicals at Bass Coast Music Festival this summer and told my friend about their products. She browsed and decided to choose the "Sweet Sassafras" aromatherapy oil (I accidentally left mine at home). She said that the scent brought her back to her hometown of South Africa. One of my favourite memories was watching my friend connect with other festival goers by rolling the oil into her hand and sharing the scent with them, then having them ask her to roll it onto them. I am so glad I was able to experience this product line the way it was meant to be experienced and shared. 

explore Here and Now Botanicals here

Sometimes I wonder how I am still involved in an industry that is essentially about purchasing products to "look good" or "smell good" , but then I think back to these special moments where I have been taught how to connect, share and make memories through a handcrafted piece of art that makes me feel just as good as I look. 

xoxo

Jacqueline