Monday, January 29, 2018

Full Moon Energy Spray


Have you ever felt so burned out by a person or situation that you couldn't find the energy to smudge a room despite knowing it would make you feel better? I always feel revitalized after a good sageing (is that a word?). But sometimes I feel so drained I have to garner the strength just to get my ass up and swipe a smudge stick around.

Maybe I'm just hopelessly lazy?

There's a joke between my husband and I that our family are like those little mechanical dogs you used to see in mall toy stores back in the 90s. Remember KB Toys? Whenever I think of that now defunct toy store tucked away in the back corner of the local mall, I think of that table with the clear sides that housed all those noisy mechanical toys strategically placed juuust at the edge of the mall's walkway so that exhausted, overheated (stupid overheated malls!) parents would be reluctantly dragged over by eager-eyed children to watch overpriced gadgets do back flips and bark and croak or whatever the hell they did that made children melt down in toy-crazed need, inevitably breaking the spirits willpower of fatigued parents. Well, those toys are the perfect representation of our extended family. 

Not every member of course. Some of them are sane. ;) But it seems the moment one of the crazier relatives starts with some drama, it somehow sets the others off, proverbially yapping and doing back flips and causing general pandemonium through the damn phone. (We don't live near any family.)

It's even more perplexing because his family resides in Texas while mine is all in New England. They don't chat, nor have they ever even met! Yet somehow if his mother calls with a bomb, one she loving likes to detonate and calmly skip away while we are left with smoke and debris and shit, inevitably someone goes wonky on my side of the nut tree.

I think I'm gonna go with a pecan tree. Those make a mean cookie. 

Now, not to sound cliche, but my mother-in-law is...intense. And in case you feel I'm biased, my husband is the calmest person I've ever met. Like, sloth-level chill. And even he gets flustered by her...quirks. Let me give you one of the lighter examples since dark familial secrets isn't the theme of this blog. 

Many years ago, just before my husband and I got married, we were doing what most soon-to-be-newly-weds do at four in the morning: sleeping.

...Get your mind out of the gutter, my friend! =P

The phone rang and like anyone who has ever had the phone ring in the middle of the night, your rear end puckers, your stomach drops, and you immediately think of your eldest family member with a feeling of dread. With the raspy voice of someone awakened from deep REM sleep, my husband answered the phone, clearly apprehensive of the life-altering news awaiting us. It was his mother calling to break the somber news thaaaaat—she bought a puppy!

Listen, the only thing better than dogs is baby dogs. I will pole vault tables to get to a puppy. Have you read my bio? I adore puppy breath and adamantly feel someone needs to bottle that little exhale of heaven. But you know what I don't adore? People calling me at 4 in the morning. 

"Mom, it's 4 A.M." my husband said, rubbing his eyes as he pushed away the alarm clock that would be screeching in a mere two hours, waking us for work. Her response was what you'd expect from any normal, contrite person who made a flub. Did I say normal? I meant crazy.

"Ohhh. I thought it was 5." 

Because 5 A.M. is a much more appropriate time to ring people. Really. Try it some time. Preferably with an ex from high school you haven't spoken to in 10 years. I'm certain it will go over swimmingly. 

Both sides of our family struggle with the time exchange, especially since Arizona (where we lived at the time) doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time. But let me give you a hint to help you remember the difference between Texas and Arizona time: Don't call me at 4 AM. Or five, for that matter. Unless someone is dead. Then feel free to give me a ring-a-doodledoo. Because if a person calls me and no one is dead, guess who's about to be?

*Maniacal grin*

He politely entertained her insanity while I continued to mutter, "Just hang up." into a pillow. Rude? Sure. But I tend to get a bit edgy when startled awake at 4 in the morning. Maybe if she was calling to tell me she was giving US a puppy I could have mustered some enthusiasm. But she wasn't. She woke me up and she was hogging all the puppy breath. Pft!

A few years later, weeks after moving into our first home, she called to invite herself to stay with us for a couple weeks. Not entirely unusual when you live out of state. What was off-putting was her adding, "And I'm going to invite my brother. We have some stuff we need to work through from childhood, and I know he'd like to see you."

Let me translate for you: an uncle my husband hasn't seen in 15 years would like to visit. So why not overlap that with some family counseling...in my living room! Did I mention this would have been only the THIRD time I'd even encountered this woman? I'd never even met his uncle. Yes, please go Jerry Springer in my new home. Because family visits that don't involve intense emotional counseling just aren't sufficient quality time.

Needless to say, said visit never happened and my living room couch remained blood-free. But certainly you can see the pattern of...dramatic interactions. Yes, we'll go with "dramatic interactions." And again, these are the entertaining, fluffy examples. I haven't even gotten into the dark crap, because I simply can't put a humorous twist on that warped shit. 

Some people call these types of draining personalities psychic vampires, because you tend to drag yourself away feeling energetically depleted. There have been times I've hung up the phone and can feel the pressure of the conversation weighing on my energetic body like that kid in elementary school that always asked for help getting up but once you proffered a hand they opted not to do any of the work and instead sat there like a sack of potatoes as you heaved them to their feet. 

Please tell me I'm not the only person this has happened to.

The long-winded  point, my dear readers is that sometimes you feel so depleted or weighted by a situation that even the remedy feels taxing. But instead of resolving to be the potato sack from gym class, there's an easy fix!

Go Boy Scouts on that shit and be prepared! ;)

Full Moon Energy Spray is a simple way to clean the gunk from a room when you don't have the inclination to stroll around your house with bells and a feather as you perpetually re-light your smudge stick, getting a serious upper body workout as your waft away your energetic troubles.

Yes, I am being hyperbolic since smudging is generally an enjoyable task. But you can't honestly tell me I'm the only person who has, on occasion, held a smoldering sage bundle by the air intake of the climate control and called it good? If you're out there, dear soulmate, please give me a "hell yeah!"

As with many of my spells, this one can be personalized to include whatever essential oils you have on hand if you don't have a recommended oil. Listen to your instincts and use whatever oils feel uplifting, cleansing, positive, and make you happy. Remember, this is your spell. You do you, my friend! ;) 

So, the next time your mother-in-law calls to announce she's coming for a month-long torture visit, or a disagreement left you feeling drained, simply spritz your Moon Spray in each corner of the room, plus a few in the middle, and take a deep breath of purified energy!

Side note, I do recommend you be very careful about using essential oils around animals*. This is a point of debate, but essential oils are highly concentrated and can be disruptive to animals' nervous systems. Particularly cats. So play it safe and keep the furries out of the room until you're done. =D 

What You Need:
2 oz spray bottle, light-block preferred**
Scant 2 oz filtered water (distilled is even better!)
13 drops grapefruit essential oil
9 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops clary sage essential oil

*Animals can be very sensitive to essential oils, even when applied externally. Unless you are working with a trusted healthcare provider, I highly recommend NOT using essential oils on animals.


**No need to buy supplies! Use what you have on hand and adjust the oil amounts accordingly. If you only have a clear bottle, simply keep it stored in a cupboard to retain the strength of the oils.

How to Conjure:
-Combine all ingredients in your bottle and shake well. You'll want to shake before each use. If you're using a plastic bottle, feel free to toss in a small clear quartz crystal if desired. Because this could crack your bottle, avoid if using glass. 

-Take a few deep, centering breaths before placing your Moon Spray on a windowsill in the light of a full moon (in other words, don't cast when feeling frazzled! =D ). 

-With your palms facing the bottle, envision the cool, tranquil light of the full moon entering the bottle and filling your spray with calming, serene energy. Then say:


With each mist I cleanse and dispel,
Any negative energy. All is well.
With each spray, the room is imbued,
With positivity and blessings,
From the light of the moon.

-Leave overnight in the moonlight. Come morning, give your Moon Spray a good shake and get to energy cleansing! Simply spritz in each corner of the room (towards the ceiling) and give a few sprays around the center. You can also mist doorways to cleanse any junk people may carry in with them. 


There you have it! Next time you're feeling too weary to sage your troubles away, you can mist some good vibes into your dwelling. No matches required! Which may be a good thing when you have in-laws trying to conduct a counseling session in your house. ;)




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6 comments:

  1. Maravillosa receta, muchas gracias por compartir la con nosotros.

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  2. *Raises hand* "Hell Yeah!" ... if holding the smudge stick right behind a spinning room fan so it sucks the smoke in and spits it out all over the room counts...
    I can relate to this post on so many levels it's not even funny. I think I'll make several batches of this spray with different essential oil combinations for different purposes. Thanks for sharing, Michaela :) Happy Full Blue Blood Moon casting!

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    1. Whew, glad it's not just me! Sounds like you intend to be fully prepared for any negative energy situation. ;) Happy Trifecta to you and the mini Pagan! ♥

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  3. Holy crap is this post timely! I have some folks in my life who would benefit from a direct spraying. If I can be stealth enough, maybe that's the way to go :-D I wouldn't really do that...often...

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    1. Oh my goodness this is flipping hysterical. I, too, know some people who could benefit from a fire hose! =P Thanks for the laugh!

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