Abundance, Alignment, and Other Jargon You Don’t Understand

In a day and age where magic and witchery has become culturally accepted, and even glorified, I’ve been noticing a surge of manifestation jargon that has people putting a bunch of unnecessary pressure on themselves.  I get people asking “Why isn’t my life perfect? I thought I was aligned??” or “Bad shit keeps happening to me, I must have an energy block!”

But here’s the deal with that: all of this talk is basically self shame with a glittery filter and the universe as a scape goat. And I know that isn’t fun to hear from me, because we like to talk about magic over here, but the core of what I try to instill in women is that life is shitty sometimes, and it will throw you curve balls. What I coach women to achieve is the ability to handle it all in stride.

Yes, it is true that the universe gives out the energy it receives, so when you are in a positive alignment your life will become more abundant. But let me break that down for those of you who don’t understand those terms. Alignment refers to your chakras, or energy centers, and describes free flowing positive energy among the seven points along your body. However, it is a term thats thrown around and misused because it is kind of shaming. It doesn’t really allow for the human emotions that we feel throughout our lives. No, not everyday is going to be a spiritual day. No, not every day we are going to be happy and whistling down the street. And that is OK. That is just part of the human experience.

And abundance will come to you when you have your shit together. It definitely does. But this is also a chicken before the egg situation. When things are going good, you feel good, and the cycle continues.

So, the point I’m trying to make here is, when things aren’t going your way, or even when we experience something life altering like the Tower, we need not BLAME our alignment or the universe. We need to ask ourselves what lesson is needing to be learned. Focusing on “alignment” is such a nuanced and misdirected use of our energy. If we focus on the lesson, we become aligned.

What we’re trying to achieve here is the wholeness of the World. But, much like the Major Arcana, we must travel through the journey to get there. We must live as the Fool, go forward, die, be reborn, and seek out our mysteries and lessons. And then, my friends, we do it all over again, and again, and again.

So, the moral of the story is, don’t get down on yourself or obsess over alignment. Noticing patterns will ultimately help you get to that aligned state. Look at the details and the lesson, and the universe will reward you greatly. Take off the pressure, and stay witchy ( *)

Abundant Universe Experiment


This is a super fun, super wild exercise brought to you from the New York Times bestseller, E squared. It is FUCKING AMAZING what your mind can accomplish when you  simply just pay attention,

Alright, so all this experiment takes is 48 hours and an open mind. That’s it.

Now what I want you to do, is to pick an arbitrary object. Like butterflies or yellow flowers or white feathers. Anything that your little heart desires. It can even mean something to you, or be an idea like “love.”

Now, for the next 48 hours I want you to KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN and look for this object or evidence to support this idea. Here’s an example:

If you chose to look for Love, keep a record of everything that you see in 48 hours that supports Love. Hearts on a little girls sweater. An old couple holding hands. A young couple cuddling on the subway. Red roses. Anything that supports the idea of love gets written down.

Wanted to stick with something more simple? Let’s say you chose yellow flowers. Those could be found growing as weeds out of cracked cement, on a floor length skirt, on a plastic umbrella, or in a commercial.

The point is, pick something, anything, and just keep your eyes peeled for it over the next 48 hours. Let the universe prove to you that it will show you what you are looking for. When the 48 hours are up, look at your tally and be prepared to be amazed.

Get on it and stay witchy ( *)


Synchronicity and Our Role in Our Universe

With this highly intuitive and mystical full moon coming up in Pisces, I thought it only appropriate to talk about paying attention to our surroundings and listening to the direction of the universe.

What is synchronicity, you ask? In it’s most simplistic form, it was Carl Jung’s effort to explain the unexplainable. Described as “meaningful coincidences,” it catalogues the relationships between seemingly unrelated things with a similar message. So let’s say that I decided to swear off wearing heels because I fell and scraped my knee after getting a stiletto caught in a subway grate. Then, upon walking past the local Payless, I see a sale on orthopedic flats. Coincidence? Maybe. Synchronicity? Yes.

The best way that I can explain this phenomenon is by harnessing a willingness to receive messages from the universe with open eyes. This takes a kind of un-conditioning, however:

As humans, visual beings, we receive millions of units of stimuli through our eyes and to our brain at any given moment. Because that is a hell of a lot to process at once, we’ve narrowed down what we, throughout our lives, have deemed “important.” This is a pretty keen survival mechanism. Certain things stand out to us for survival reasons. And that is what we’ve chosen to observe over ALL of the other things zooming past us at any given moment.

But, what if you channeled the High Priestess and looked through your third eye? What if you looked for what you needed, rather than what you expected? What if your perception aligned with your beliefs, rather than self-limiting stories?

I could make a case for any side of any story with the gathering of evidence. And that is what we do in our day to day. Most of us use the Moon to gather evidence to support our anxieties. We’d like to live in a world where our deep set fears are consistently proven, because to know otherwise would flip us upside-down and empty our proverbial pockets. But if we, just one tiny slice of evidence at a time, tried to convince ourselves of the gorgeous fact that we live in a perfectly abundant world, we could, one tiny slice of evidence at a time, make the world a better place.

It’s a lot to consume, I know, but stay tuned for Wednesdays exercise. I want everyone to try it and comment their findings. Stay tuned in, and stay witchy ( *)