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My Inspiration, My Why & My How!

back tattoo sunshine copy w quoteAs a single mother and business owner, I have spent years putting myself last, pushing through and being strong.

Women are such givers and too often we put ourselves last. I understand how important it is for each of us to have safe spaces to relax, release and rejuvenate in.

We are sensitive, intuitive and innately connected to our emotions, we take on so much and I believe it is important for us to have opportunities to connect back into our own softness, beauty, compassion, love and vulnerability. This is when we are most in our divine naturalness and it makes it so much easier for us to relate from the heart and hold space, for our friends and family, in beauty. It is my passion to honour and support women to know and trust themselves from the inside out.

The treatments that I provide blend nurturing bodywork, powerful essential oils and insightful moon astrology.

  1. Massage; it is an incredible healing modality that helps the body and mind release pent up tensions and traumas, eases physical aches & pains, and provides deep relaxation.
  2. Essential oils; they are the most potent part of the plant. They have benefits that are up to 100 times more powerful than their dried herb counterparts because of their concentrated property and have been used for thousands of years with enormous success! I use only the best quality essential oils in my treatments.
  3. Goddess Moon Astrology; these readings help to bring into awareness, important energies that can be embraced, shifted or released.

 

This powerful blend of massage, essential oils and moon readings, really takes my treatments to a deeper level, creating more opportunities for change and transformation!

 

There are various ways that I structure my treatment/s;

  • Goddess Moon Astrology – Based on your birthday, we can discover what energies are at work in your life right now and choose essential oils and affirmations, that support you in the moment.
  • Ultimate Body Harmony – Designed to support healthy immunity, perfect for the changing seasons, or if you have been feeling run down.
  • Sacred Deep Release – Created to support deep emotional release, for well-being and transformation.
  • Pregnancy Massage – To ease aches & pains, and establish a deeper bond, between Mother and Baby.
  • Post Natal Massage – Supporting mothers to integrate and heal, from their Birthing Journey.
  • Goddess Moon Massage – Combining Moon Astrology with Kahuna Massage, for a powerful treatment, designed to meet your immediate needs.

My work has grown in depth and breadth over the last 12 years and I am proud to be offering such a diverse and effective range of treatments, to support women to come back to themselves, more easily and beautifully.

If you would like to experience more of your beautiful self, give me a call to book in your delicious treatment of choice, right now!

Much Love

Shekinah Leigh
“Sacred Feminine Practitioner”

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Does This Scare You, Or Make You Uncomfortable?

If you are anything like me, when you read, or see, or hear the word MLM, you immediately switch off or lose interest. The thought of them may give you that icky, someone’s trying to sell me something, can I even trust my friend anymore, feelings…I know, I get it, I have been a reluctant convert and certainly not to all MLM’s, as they aren’t all coming from a place of integrity. It is always so important to do your homework, to research the company, to make sure that you love and believe in the product and that you pay attention to the kind of people who have come before you, in the same business. Chances are, if the business is full of people you admire and like, then it’s probably a good match for you!

I have learned something new recently, something really powerful about the nature of multi level marketing, or network marketing. I had already seen the Rise of The Entrepreneur movie  and I learned that in our day, age and society, MLM’s are actually a really sustainable way forward but that didn’t quite do it for me. This is what did it…

“When you buy from a friend, family member, or community member who runs a local business, whether it is a part of an MLM or not, you are directly supporting them and their family. You are putting food on the table, petrol in the car and clothes on their backs.”

It’s really about supporting at the local level.

If you choose to join a business through MLM, you can be joining a community of local people who are committed to supporting and growing each other towards more health and success. To me that’s what life is all about; connecting, supporting and growing, with integrity and authenticity. I really desire to support my local community by purchasing local whenever I can, so that I can support Mum’s and Dad’s to provide for their families, just like I am. When we are in business together, we hold each other accountable, we create sustainability, and we make the change we want to see in the world. THIS is what finally convinced me that some MLM’s really are the way forward in business…

Also, for me, I get to express myself, I get freedom, I get flexibility, I get to connect with people I want to. My clients, customers and team members are all people I like and WANT to spend time with and for me it’s authentic, because I would never be offering, or using a product, that I didn’t have 100% faith in and the people who know me, know that about me. This isn’t about making money, no matter what; this is about sharing what works, with people I care about, in ways that feel natural to me.

What are your thoughts on MLM’s?

In Beauty & Integrity
☾Shekinah Leigh ~ Shekinah Leigh “Honouring the Feminine”​
“Sacred Feminine Practitioner”
www.shekinahleigh.com.au

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An Introduction to Essential Oils Spring Gathering

Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 1.53.05 PMI have been looking for an excuse to get some of my favourite people together and hang out. I’m also up for meeting new friends and connecting in with like-minded women.  So please come and hang out, enjoy some tea as we learn, explore and share ideas about healthy alternatives in every day living.

From Chemical Free Cleaning, Kid Care, Animal Care, Women’s Wellness and so much more. Each month we will share on a different topic. Please feel free to contact me if there is a particular subject you would like to know more about. I have put up a poll on the FB event page, so you can also let me know that way.   Your input is valuable to me!

Hoping to see you there, for Tea, Nibblies and Sunshine…

Lots of Love
Shekinah

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My Life Threatening Hero’s Journey…

Ancient water magicThis year I was diagnosed with breast cancer….

I have been hesitant to share this information with the world, mainly because I am usually a very private person, and also because I am still travelling through the aftermath of the experience. I also don’t need a whole lot of people feeling sorry for me, or thinking of me as a cancer victim, because I’m not, this has actually been one of the greatest gifts of my life. However, my work always, always, stems from my life experiences and as far as life experiences go, this one has been one of the most transformational for me! So it seems important to share with you the catalyst for all of this change.

I can’t pretend it’s been easy, the most profound experiences often aren’t. I have had to face my mortality, seriously wonder what would happen to my daughter if I wasn’t here to care for her, decide whether this life was really worth living, face my unhealthy lifestyle choices and make some hard calls about who and what, I want in my life, regardless of whether it’s a short one or a long one.

Along with all that, I have needed to trawl through the unending contradictory information regarding cancer causes, treatments and options. Often times I have had to defend my “not mainstream’ choices to others, many of whom have never researched cancer in depth, for themselves or for someone else, some of these people are authorities in their field and they can’t do anything except follow an outdated protocol, they are unable to discuss anything besides the “protocol”. So through all of this, one of the main things that I have learned is that there is NO ONE WAY to care for yourself after receiving a cancer diagnosis. If there was, it would be called a CURE and everyone would follow it and no-one would feel absolutely scared shitless when they were told they had it!

This is what many don’t realise, that there isn’t a formula to follow, regardless of what some doctors, surgeons, friends, or family say and like those other transformational “hero journey’s” in life, the best you can do, is follow what feels right for you, knowing that you have done it your way, in alignment with the knowledge that you have gathered, as it has resonated for you.

“Nothing is set in stone and sometimes options that were a NO, become a YES later on.”

One of the things I have been most grateful for, has been those people who have supported me, regardless of whether they agreed, or even understood the choices that I was making. Some of those people have surprised me with their generosity, as in my experience, not everyone can be supportive of life or death decisions, especially when they don’t agree with them.

So this last year (and the preceding couple of years) have brought great change… the catalyst of which was this final diagnosis. I have drastically changed my diet, I have re-prioritized my work choices, I have purposefully let go of toxic relationships, I have re-adjusted my parenting beliefs & behaviours, to serve my health more sustainably, I have been motivated to re-wire my brains pathways to allow for more joy & happiness, but most importantly I have made a conscious effort to move away from the stress, fear and worry that I had found myself so constantly in, as a single mother trying to be everything to my daughter, as well as run a business, negotiate an intimate relationship and experience “more” in the world. I realised beyond a shadow of a doubt, during one of my deep depressions at this time, that happiness was an inside out job, one that required more than just a ‘gratitude journal’, or more ‘positive thinking’. It needed to come from a committed and disciplined connection to myself, to my inner being, to the spiritual side of me that knows life is more than just this physical, tangible reality that we can see, feel and touch. I had to not just be self-responsible (I was all over that already), or have a higher sense of self worth, I needed to learn how to self-nurture, I needed to learn how to BE more, how to soften more (even when I was scared), I needed to learn how to let go of fear, how to trust in myself and in the big picture, I needed to start living life for me!

And so that is what I am doing now and contrary to many’s beliefs, this doesn’t mean I have had to neglect or abandon my responsibilities, or my family. It just means that I needed to re-negotiate according to boundaries that supported me to be the best me that I could be; it’s actually of benefit to all of those who love me and wish to be in relationship with me. It also has the added benefit of getting rid of those who don’t respect or care for you, win/win!

So all that I am sharing now is from this new and deeper perspective of healthy mind, body and soul. All that I am sharing now, has no “fluff” attached to it, not that it every really did. I desire for all of my experiences to be meaningful and beneficial. When I share products, it’s because they have worked for me, when I share articles on parenting, relationships, cancer or health & well-being, it’s because they resonate with me now. When I share my treatments, it’s because I believe in them and the fact is, I always have, but there is an even deeper awareness now, a blending of more worthwhile elements to create a more powerful space for healing and well-being.

It’s important to understand though, that what works for me, might not necessarily work for everyone. You are the best gauge for what you need to do, or not do. I will never pretend to be an expert on health, or parenting, or cancer treatments, because I know that it is such a personal journey for each and everyone of us. I have never actually felt comfortable being an ‘expert’ on anything because I have known that everyone’s knowledge, comes from their own very unique life experiences and while many of our situations overlap, or seem similar, the way that you have travelled through them, is distinct to you. I do however realise that I may have deeper knowledge and embodied wisdom in some areas, because of what I have experienced and in these cases I love to be able to share, help, support and create space for others to find more joy, meaning and fulfillment in their lives. I don’t share to give my ego a pat on the back, I’m doing it because I care, because I believe we are all here to help one another and I am doing that in the only ways I currently know how to.

So thank you to all of those beautiful beings who have been by my side, had my back and put their hands up as being a part of my intimate tribe. I value your insights, presence, love and care. We all have our hero’s journeys to traverse, they are all relevant, valuable and worthy, we all deserve support as we move through them. They don’t need to be life-threatening to change your world, they don’t need to be life-threatening to be worthy of the deep feelings you are experiencing. We are all having our own human experiences and they are all valid, there is no need to compare, or judge….we are all in this together.

Sending you all lots of love
In Beauty
Shekinah 

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Learning Self-Love for Health & Well-being

This is what I have been discovering about self-love.

It’s different to self-care or self-responsibility. It’s not just the bubble baths, or affirmations, or eating wIMG_2463ell, sleeping enough, or creating down time. It’s about finding out what makes you happy, its about finding the softness in life, in your life, the moments of exhale, of sighing, of relief and wonder and joy.

It’s about not comparing yourself, your life, your choices, your priorities to other peoples. My daughter and I have gone without a lot, but we are rich in connection, love, respect, authenticity, integrity and honesty. I don’t need to be famous, I don’t want everyone talking about me, or looking at me. I just want to live my life aligned with my soul, with my inner being that KNOWS who I am and what makes me happy.

I don’t need massive achievements, or to even be a success with my daily to-do list. I want to enjoy the simple pleasures. A cup of tea in the morning, in the sun, with my cat. A laugh with my daughter at our favourite TV show. A well-made chai and a chat with someone I care about. Creating, designing and bringing more beauty in. A private spontaneous lounge room dance to whatever is rocking my vibration. A job that helps others connect to themselves and supports me financially with all that I need and desire….

It’s not much and yet it’s everything. It was the softness between that I denied myself as I was rushing, struggling, achieving and surviving. There was no time for it in the push against exhaustion and single mothering and getting ahead. It took serious illness to force me to re-evaluate life. To realise I couldn’t work harder than I had been and that there had to be a better way to find joy in life. I felt if I dropped the ball for even a second we would fail, I would fail. That if I stopped, I would crash and burn and so I just had to keep going. It wasn’t until I realized that I had already crashed and burned, but I just hadn’t been paying enough attention to that fact, that I finally got it!

I want ease, peace, harmony, gentleness, abundance, connection, love, support and meaningful relationships with everyone who is in my life. I want intimacy, soul stories and space to just BE in this life. I realized that if I was going to stay alive, then I wanted to be happy in it, because another decade, or two, or three of struggle, disappointment and survival, was just not enticing enough to stick around for.

I realized that being happy could only ever be an inside out job and that I had to prioritize my own happiness, my own pleasure, my own joy, because it really is no-one else’s priority. I get to choose what makes me happy and I get to do it. Regardless of whether others agree, disagree or couldn’t give a shite. Regardless of whether others want to call me selfish, weak or not good enough and that’s a big one for a mum. Most of us striving to put our children’s needs first, keep them healthy, happy and well adjusted. Sacrificing and compromising to give them what they need and want and then realizing that perhaps that’s coming at the expense of our own health. Perhaps we don’t need to do as much, give up as much, sacrifice as much….perhaps society has it wrong, perhaps the older generation that guilt trips us for wanting our own lives, for needing to pursue our own happiness outside of our children, has it wrong. Perhaps the best thing we can do for them, besides loving them and taking care of important needs, is showing them how to live a fulfilled and happy life. Not how to compromise and sacrifice yourself to death but how to love and care and nurture our own needs, wants and desires, because let’s face it, where else will they learn this self-love, if not from you? How else will they learn it, if not by seeing you live it?

Sending you all lots of love…
Shekinah x

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Holistic Health For Children (with essential oils)

IMG_5890If you are anything like me, you are in love with essential oils. Not because it’s the latest fad but because you have deep respect and trust in Plants and you know that essentials oils are the easiest, most convenient way to access the potent essence of a plant.

One of the things many of us discover when we decide to use alternative therapies for our well being, is that we become fully responsible for our choices and experiences. Our society encourages and sometimes demands, that we give our power away, to doctors, governments, schools and so on, beginning right from birth and it can take a lot of courage to choose something different. Sometimes we can feel forced or bullied into making health decisions that don’t feel right and that are based on fear, or a lack of unbiased and up-to-date information. One of the things that I have learned on my health journey, is that only YOU can really know what you need and what will work for you, it is great to get expert advice from those you trust and respect, however when it comes down to it, you are the one that has to live with your choices, you are the one connected to your intuition, to your inner being and you are the one who always wants the best for you and your children, with no hidden agenda.

The time will come, if it hasn’t already, where you are wanting to use the oils for all sorts of things, especially for your kids well-being. Children respond really well to EO’s and they don’t need as much as most adults do. It’s usually a good idea to dilute your chosen essential oil in a carrier oil though, or diffuse it, if in doubt. I have attached a handy information booklet below, so check it out for more guidelines.

Most of us know that a holistic approach to life is the healthiest way to be. I know you care about your children more than just about anything else in the world and like me; you want to minimize hardship, without undue stress or drama. I have had great success using essential oils in my family and so I have compiled a list of my favourite oils for kids here, for you.

  1. Stress Away – This is our go-to oil. My girl has had a history of feeling overwhelmed and this oil calms her straight away! It’s light and sweet and most kids love it.
  2. Joy – Kids feeling a bit grumpy or low? Joy will shift it! This is my daughters absolute FAVOURITE!
  3. Peace & Calming – This has the same effect as stress away, with a slightly deeper scent it’s a great one for Mums and Kids.
  4. Di-Gize – we use this one all the time, I have also been told that Juva-flex is a favourite alternative for many kids.
  5. Purification – Great for bad smells and clearing the space for optimal well-being.
  6. Thieves Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is one of Young Living’s most popular products. This is the most used oil in our house!
  7. Brainpower – Kids feeling sluggish, or have an exam or important assignment due, this is the one to use!

Take a look at this guide for “how to” use information, it’s an awesome resource for serious oilers! 

You can also check out these article links for more information.

“Moms nurture their kids in every way—mentally, physically, and emotionally. They’re the all-purpose, everyday fixer of problems big and small. From an upset tummy to a broken heart, Dr. Mom™ is there to care, comfort, and cuddle whenever it’s needed.” – https://www.youngliving.com/blog/9-essentials-for-dr-mom/

And for even more information, listen to this podcast: “Have you had a moment as a parent where you’ve paused because you weren’t sure about using essential oils with your kids? If so, this episode is for you. There is a lot of conversation around this topic and we wanted to join. “ https://www.youngliving.com/podcast/children-essential-oils/

If you haven’t realised it yet, essential oils are more than just a pretty smell! They are an awesome chemical free replacement for household cleaners, beauty treatments, culinary additives and personal fragrance’s, they are natural, beautiful and powerful!

Would you like to be able to buy the BEST Therapeutic Grade essential oils at 24% off every time? Contact me now to open up your own Wholesale account; it really is a one-stop shop for all your household needs.

Much Love
Shekinah x
 
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Bedroom Oils For Him!

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Lucy Libido’s “There’s an Oil for That” book, isn’t just for the ladies. She has lots of decadent oils and ways to use them, to keep your man happy and alert for bedroom shenanigans. You do not need a lot of these oils to go a long way, so please be very mindful of quantities when you are exploring together. It is best to follow the recipes in the back of Lucy’s book, just to be sure!

Here are just a few of the oils she mentions. I just love Shutran, the smell is delicious and I use it myself it’s just so yummy. There’s also a delightful range of Shutran products for your man as well but more about that in the next email! As Lucy says “I love my Shutran man!”

And just to give you a little more of a teaser here are the topics for the recipes in the back of the book;

  1. Mood Enhancing Diffuser Blends
  2. Natural Lubes for Him & Her
  3. Inner Thigh Potions
  4. Edible Blends
  5. Love Button Lubes

And so much more!

If you would like to come along to a workshop, or host one yourself for friends or family, please give me a call, we would love to bring Lucy into your home, for a fun and cheeky time!

If you are eager to get a wholesale account so that you can purchase these oils for 24% off, it’s super easy, just let me know and we can get you started today!

Sending you all so much love
Shekinah xx

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Yummy Essential Oils For Her!

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We ladies know that spark and desire can wane from long term relationships, whether it’s kids, hormones, work, or an out-of sync sex drive with your lover, getting the libido see-saw balanced can be quite challenging. Lucy’s book has been designed to help couples overcome bedroom frustration and find joy between the sheets again.

From oils that increase happiness, to oils that increase blood flow, Lucy has a comprehensive list of all the Essential Oils that SHE could possibly desire between the sheets…These oils blend deliciously for lots of juicy bedroom recipes! Lucy’s book has a whole heap of special recipes in the back for Mood Enhancing, Natural Lubricants, Inner Thigh Potions, Edible Blends and so much more….

Now I’m not going to give away all of Lucy’s secrets, if you want to know more you will have to get yourself to a Lucy Libido workshop but here’s just a few of the essential oils recommended for her pleasure, just to get you started!

  • Ylang Ylang – It helps harmonise and balance male/female energies.
  • Valor – Fabulous for loosing emotional blocks and instilling confidence!
  • Orange – Helps to let go of stress and be in the moment

Have I peaked your curiosity yet? Well the absolute best way to find out more is to come along to a Lucy Libido “A Girlfriends Guide Between the Sheets” Workshop, however if you would like to know more right now, feel free to give me a call!

Please remember that neither Lucy nor I, take responsibility for any discomfort caused, if you use low-grade essential oils on your lady bits. Only the best therapeutic grade essential oils are recommended and when it comes to being edible, Young Living Essential Oils are the only ones I know with FSANZ approval for ingestion.

Enjoy your time between the sheets and I hope to see you, or hear from you, soon ;-)

Shekinah x

 

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Essential Oils for Women

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Would you like to know a little more about how to effectively use essential oils between the sheets? Lucy Libido is a book that was written after a group of women came together to explore what works (and what doesn’t), in the bedroom! These women, ranging in ages from their 20’s to their 60’s, covering everything from singledom, to long term marriage have tested and shared their results with each other and then the world! They know and so do you, that it’s not just about looking sexy, it’s about feeling that juiciness deep within your core, from the inside out, so to speak. It’s about KNOWING that you are beautiful!

Arousal often includes an emotional and mental preparation, it starts way before you walk into the bedroom. Whether it’s intimacy for one, two or more, these essential oils are guaranteed to set the mood, whatever that may be!

The Lucy Libido book covers oils for Him and Her, as well as essential oils that you could use throughout your cycle and beyond. Some are great to be diffused in the air, others are good topically and then others are awesome in an edible way – oh yeah, they go there! However, please remember that the essential oils that you use internally, need to be Grade A and approved for culinary use.

Here are a few oils Lucy suggests for women:

  • Lady Sclareol  – Lady Sclareol™ is an oil blend created especially for women to enhance the feminine nature and provide a relaxing experience when diffused. This energising blend is calming and emotionally balancing, and can promote love and confidence.
  • Dragon Time (My absolute favourite during Moontime!) – Its sweet, herbaceous aroma can help promote feelings of stability and calm during cycles of moodiness.

In my next blog I will share some yummy oils just for her, between the sheets! We are also running fun “Lucy Libido” nights with ‘A Girlfriends Guide for Essential Oils Between the Sheets’, keep your eye out, or join the mailing list to stay in the loop.

Lots of Love
Shekinah

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The Energetic Properties of Essential Oils

Version 2Science tells us that everything is energy;

there is a subtle bio-energy that flows through all of life. Some people call it life force and others call it chi. This bio-energy has a vibration to it, an electromagnetic frequency and it can be measured. At the physical level, frequency is the measurement of how quickly foundational cells are circulating and regenerating within the body.  The greater the movement within the cells, the more free your body is to self-heal.  The slower the cells move within the body, the greater the chance for tumors, blockages, and diseases to develop. When we become out of balance excessively and over prolonged periods of time, our body’s natural ability to heal itself declines. We are not able to operate optimally. Consequently, we find that we are not in the best state to attract abundance and live the life we desire.

There are many ways of lowering our life force vibration, one is by undertaking unhealthy lifestyle choices. They are reflected in the food we eat, the harmful products we use, and the toxins we consume daily. Pathogens have a low frequency, as do pollutants. Processed and canned foods having a frequency of zero, can greatly diminish our frequency as well.

Also, whether we hold positive or negative thoughts and emotions, can affect our energy state. Reportedly, negative thoughts lower our frequency by 12 MHz while positive thoughts raise our frequency by 10 MHz! A beautiful way to raise your own vibration when using essential oils (or anything for that matter), is by setting an intention, or prayer whenever you use it, or apply it. The power of focused intent can never be underestimated!

For me, energy and vibration aren’t just new age buzz words, they are tangible and powerful realities, that can have a great effect on your health & wellbeing. However, regardless of how you feel about it, essential oils have always been about much more than their frequency. In my experience, the best way to choose an essential oil is by smell, you will get a resounding YES, when you have found the oil/s that resonate for you!

Below I have attached a list of Essential Oils and their frequencies, for those who are interested in such things…

Much Love,
Shekinah 

Sacred Feminine Practitioner
Honouring the Feminine through Holistic Care & Support
When You Heal Women, You Heal the World! 

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