Business, Energy Healing, Health, Journal, Manifesting, Paganism, Social Media

2018 Word for the Year

I try to choose a word as my guide, my affirmation, my mantra each year, and this year I didn’t have to think twice because it popped into my head as soon as I thought about next year’s.

It’s thrive. I want to thrive. Not just monetarily, which is the first thing that comes to mind, but in all ways. In my health, my relationships, my day job, my healing work, my writing, my creativity (which has been sadly neglected for way, way too long)…everything. Every single aspect of my life.

I am acting as if today, Yule/Winter Solstice, is New Year’s Day (would make sense, wouldn’t it, as today the days begin to grow longer again here in the Northern Hemisphere) and made one big step towards improving my health. It’s a big step, a hard step, and something that I haven’t been to sustain in the past, so I’m not really going to get into it until around my birthday in March. 🙂

Akhilandeshvari by Tim Foley from Llewellyn’s 2018 Witches’ Companion.

~ I love that image, and the article by Stephanie Woodfield that talks about her. Her name means, “never not broken.” ~

I’m diving back into Leonie Dawson’s world, simply because she has been so wildly successful, and it’s really all been based on the fact that she never pretends to be someone she’s not. I tend to try to fit a persona that I think others expect, and that never goes well for me…hence the revisiting of her website. I can be me quite easily in my locked social media account, but not so well elsewhere. My goal is to change that.

I plan to move my healing website here, simply because of WordPress’s community aspect, which, sadly, Weebly does not have. I’ll be creating a static front page, then migrating the healing the content over here into individual subpages.

There’s more, but you get the jist. Do you choose a word for the year to guide you? What’s your word? Comment below!!

©Pip Miller – December 2017

Business, Energy Healing

Dew Drop Essentials Review

Hello, again! A little bit ago, I wrote a post about an great indie company here in New Mexico, called Dew Drop Essentials. I’ve been using their products since then, and thought a review might be in order. 🙂

The oil I’ve been using most often is called Morning Mist. It has a lovely minty smell that really cheers me up, especially when I wake up all cranky.

Restful Night is a recent find, as sleep around the old homestead can be a bit hard to come by, for various reasons. It also has a slightly minty top note, but there’s this unexpected almost honey smell to it, too. I really like it, and it knocked me out last night.

For those Piscean moments of emotional wig-out, Serenity (my favorite word!) was recommended. It seems to help me stay on a more even keel, though I will say this: keep in mind that nothing is fool-proof, and if you’re hell-bent on having a tantrum, you’re going to have a tantrum. Oil or not. Take it from me.

Just sayin’.

I thought To Invoke a Dragon would be something fun to experiment with, as it is partly meant to help command respect – it also came with the caveat that if the other person/persons have zero intention of giving said respect, it could aggravate things.

Let’s just say…I should have payed a bit more attention to the caveat than I did. Oops. It’s ok, it all worked out in the end, but wowza! Seems some people really don’t react well to dragon energies. Good to know. *mine is an evil laugh*

All-in-all, I’ve been quite pleased with the blends, and let me just say, we sell the heck out of their Mercury Retrograde oil (we haven’t carried the spray yet) at work! People really resonate with it, and it really has a fantastic calming energy to it. I should have bathed in it during this last retro; talk about the roller-coaster ride from hell! I sold a lot of it, but neglected to get myself some. Not my best move ever. 😉

There are three more of those lovely retrogrades coming this year, and I kid you not, I may actually bathe in it if it keeps things from being as…what’s a nice word for it?…tumultuous, because I don’t want on that ride again!

Another big seller is the DDE Thieves Spray. It smells ah-maze-ing, and that alone makes me feel wonderful!

Check out their updated site, and see what you think!

©Pip Miller – January 2016

PS: don’t forget: I am now doing #healinglight sessions at Mi Vida Yoga on Thursdays from 11-12. By appointment only! So shoot me an email at simplypip at gmail dot com, and we’ll set yours up!

Business

Dew Drop Essentials Sprays and Oils

My day job is at a lovely shop, Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium, and we sell this amazing line of locally-made sprays and oils. The company is called Dew Drop Essentials, and it’s a mother-daughter endeavor.

Mom Mary is the super-brain behind the business end of things, and daughter Hannah’s creations are the bomb, and it’s a breeze to connect new customers with the company’s products. Recently she concocted an oil to help with Mercury Retrograde’s craziness, and it had such an immediate affect on customers (and staff!) who took a whiff of the tester, that we sold 10 bottles in a matter of days. I know we’ll go through more right before Mercury’s next trip to the twilight zone in January, too.

Her latest creation, at the request of Blue Eagle co-owner, Spencer, is a proprietary blend* called “Thieves”. It’s her take on the traditional Four Thieves oil, which has been used for centuries to keep away illnesses. Her version helps with self-empowerment and courage, as well as the traditional healing aspect, with the added bonus of keeping negative people away from you. A definite win all around!

Mine, all mine!
Mine, all mine!

It smells amazing, and we sold out of the limited stock she had created, again, in a few days.

One of my personal favorites is Morning Mist, which helps you start your day with a smile, letting any negative thoughts you may have woken with disappear into the lovely-smell of the oil.

I love this!
I love this!

Another personal favorite is Clouds, which works a bit along the same lines as Morning Mist, but purifies and calms, too. And again, the smell…yum!

One of our tarot readers is fond of Money Come to Me, as that day was filled with clients for him. He just sprayed it in the reading room, and voilá! And our neighbor, Berjé, of Obsidian HEALth and WELLness, is fond of the Inner Vision spray.

These products are wonderful, and they are coming up with more blends as I type this. One that I plan to bring to the attention of those who need it (and in our line of work, it’s an almost daily thing), is their Pink Power blend. It’s used as a defense against magic thrown at you, most specifically when you don’t know who is sending the nasty stuff.

I love finding new, wonderful products, and couldn’t wait to tell you about them! Check out their website (they ship), or stop on in Blue Eagle to sample the testers. 🙂

*All her blends are proprietary, obviously, just wanted to make the point with regards to other Four Thieves products. 🙂

©Pip Miller – October 2015

Books, Business, Journal

Boosting An Independent Bookstore’s Signal

I once had my dream job: I worked at a small, independently owned used-books store*. It’s the coolest place: a converted house with a couple of add-ons to the back, making it an L-shaped warren of rooms.

©Pip Miller

I had that job for 9 years and 10 months. Yes, even after 10 years, I remember the exact time. It’s the longest I’ve ever worked anywhere, and if I hadn’t been so stupid, I’d still be there.

The back rooms.
The back rooms.

But I made the fateful -and incredibly callous at the time- decision to quit, because, as with those of us who get lost in our own worlds are prone to do, I thought changes in my life were so utterly important that my needs outweighed my boss’s. Bad hobbit. Very bad.

I immediately regretted my decision for two reasons, the second being that I couldn’t stand my new job. Or the one after that, or after that, or…

Terry Pratchett quote
Terry Pratchett quote

The first reason involves penance and karma, both of which I will gladly pay for the next however many lifetimes it takes. No, I’m not being dramatic; it’s deserved, believe me.

Mysteries, lots of mysteries!
Mysteries, lots of mysteries!

Why am I bringing this up? Well, for a variety of reasons – most important of all, not showing up when Googled – business at my favorite place could use a boost, and I’m doing what I can to help. I’ve begun an Instagram account for her, set up a G+ Page and am waiting for the code to verify the business so she shows up in Google searches. She also has a FB page and a Twitter account. As I’m managing these now (and she dislikes FB as much as I do), that account won’t be getting any updates except maybe Instagram pictures, and G+ is mainly for the searches, but I’ll most likely get Twitter going again as soon as I get the log-in info from the person who started it. *update: Twitter is up and running!

It feels so good to be able to help, and I’m using the popularity of Breaking Bad as part of the draw to her store, as it is directly across the street from Walter White’s car wash. 😉 Whatever works, right?

Walter White's car wash
Walter White’s car wash

So please, check out the accounts, and if you’re ever in ABQ, stop on by!

* Why are they called “used bookstores”? The store isn’t used, the books are!

©Pip Miller – October 2015

Business

Boosting the Signal

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I’ve added a few more sites to my social media list! My new favorite  is Instagram (this link is wonky and I can’t seem to fix it; there’s a link on the list to the right of this post)..I am in love with this! I love that when you follow someone, what you are seeing is ONLY their pictures; no shares or endless reposts of witty sayings or cats. 😉 It can be linked to Twitter (though I’m having an issue with that), Tumblr, Facebook, and a couple others. Since it’s owned by Facebook, it doesn’t link to G+. 😉

My plan is to send Instagram pics and blog posts to all sites, but beyond that, each site will have its own interaction – I’ve decided to end cross-posting between all of them. On the one hand it makes things easier, but on the other, if you’re following me on more than one site, you end up with repetitious info, and what’s the point in that?

Happy March!!!!!

©Pip Miller – March 2015

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Business

Bullshit Buster

denialSo, remember this blog post? That friend is a “Bullshit Buster” as she calls herself. And we were emailing today, and she’s decided to run with her Viking Shield Maiden side and offer sessions to anyone bold enough to want someone get to the crux of your issue and tell it like it is. It may hurt a bit, but I promise you, you won’t regret it! She might even give you homework. 😉

If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll give you her email address. You can work out if it’s by email or Skype, and what the fee will be.

This ain’t no fluffy bunnies and unicorns farting rainbows, kids; this is down-and-dirty, face the facts stuff. Something we need more of in these troubling times. 🙂

©Pip Miller – October 2012

Books, Business, Energy Healing, Filofax, Planners, Quotes

Thoughts for the Day

IMG_0802469 I was looking through my Filofax, and I have a section of quotes from different books, such as The FireStarter Sessions, as well as a blog or two, such as Belle’s.  Ones that jumped out at me were:

“First, get clear on how you want to feel.  Then, do stuff that makes you feel that way.” (TFSS)

“As of today, stop wasting energy trying to sell things to people who don’t want them.” (ToTaD)

“What makes you feel strengthened?  What makes you feel weakened?” (TFSS)

“Stop trying to be good at stuff that makes you feel bad.  Get better at what you’re best at.” (TFSS)

And…”Your most valuable currency is what comes most naturally to you.” (TFSS)

Some pretty powerful quotes, don’t you think?

What comes to mind when you read them?  For me, it’s all this online marketing stuff, which we all know I suck at. 😉  It doesn’t make me feel good to try to sell healing to people who aren’t responsive to it, it doesn’t make me feel strengthened at all…it actually makes me feel weak and needy.

What does make me feel strengthened is writing.  I like to write.  I like to pass on things I’ve read about, experiences I’ve had, life with a Filofax (es) and no smartphone…whatever comes to mind.  Writing has always been my refuge, my ‘go-to’ when I’m stressed or moody (you should read some of the poems I wrote in high school! No wait, you shouldn’t. LOL).  So I’m going to write here more, PLAY more on Twitter, and who knows about G+.  I need more fun in my life, and if that’s what I need to do to get some, then that’s what I’m going to do.

I’m going to be a blogger who is also a healer.

Who are you going to be? Does something unexpected come to mind?

©Pip Miller – March 2014

 

Business, Divination

Always Learning

Recently I signed up for a couple of online courses, and was thrilled with the wealth of information and how useful they were.

First off, there is Theresa Reed’s kick-ass Mystical Mogul course. Twenty-five tips for $25. Believe me, you won’t regret it. Two of them alone were worth the price!!

Next I decided to brush up on my tarot and Joanna Powell Colbert’s 22 Days of Tarot Sparks, which comes free when you sign up for her newsletter. The spark for Judgement finally made sense of that card for me!

Is there anything you’ve signed up for that you’d like to share? Comment below and let us know!

Business, Energy Healing, Manifesting

It’s All About YOU!

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I’ve been reading lately that people don’t purchase things from you when you are the one doing the selling/promoting, which doesn’t make sense on the one hand but does on the other: if I’m the one promoting and pushing my healing and no one else is mentioning it or talking about a session they’ve had with me, then why would you believe that I can do what I say I can do, right?

So. With that in mind, I want to put a little boost out there about some of the wonderful people I’ve had sessions/readings/purchased items from (and this is by no means a complete list, so if your name isn’t on it please don’t be offended!).

Nienna, The Offbeat Goddess, who was one of my first regular clients and has become a cherished friend, from whom I’ve had some of the most mind-blowing card readings!  I’ve also been privileged to test out some of her courses (I think another one is in the works) and highly recommend them!

Sarah, The Fairy (and angel) Messenger, who began working with me and we did trades – her messages for my healing while she was getting massages. 🙂  I’ve had a past-life reading from her, multiple messages from Archangel Gabriel, and one particularly laugh-filled message from my personal fairy ‘guide’.  If you get a reading from her, I highly recommend a phone or Skype one…her laugh will cheer you no end!  Also, she wrote a book about fairies that is in the final stages of being published!

Michele, Midlife Psychic and Mystic as well as owner of The Enchanted Amulet, from whom I received a gorgeous necklace as a birthday present and I’ve also a lovely, very responsive pendulum that I wear as a necklace.  Check out her G+ communities, too!

Donna, a dear friend and co-owner of Awakenings with her wonderful husband Rudy, who has helped me many times (and she was one of the first people on whom I used my new-found Healing-Light!).  She is an outstanding medium, and also gave me a very interesting past-life session with respect to an issue I was having.

Megan, of Intuitive Marketing and Design, who gave me very valuable marketing guidance about my business when I was first starting out on the whole social media ride.

Ronda, the Modern Oracle, who has given me spot-on guidance and with whom I get to geek out about Firefly.  🙂

One last hidden gem: Stacey who isn’t running a business (YET!), but she gives some of the most detailed card readings I’ve ever read, and she receives messages from the angels and has created heart-felt and effective blessings for me concerning various aspects of my life.

Those are off the top of my head, and as I said, by no means a comprehensive list.  These are my recommendations as a client, if this was a list of all the outstanding people I know simply as a friend, it would be miles long!  I’ll be doing this again at a later date!  Please, feel free to mention anyone that you would recommend to others so we can things rolling for them, too!

And now I’m off to send some Prismatic Healing! 🙂

©Pip Miller – August 2013