Youth Drop-In – Update

Thank you all who attended the first Youth Drop-In on Tuesday! It was so wonderful to meet kindred spirits from the Niagara area!

I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but the first turnout was a success! There was a lot of story telling, tea drinking and laughing! Not to mention meeting awesome new people!! Some of the topics we discussed included:

    • Reiki and energy healing – (3 of us were practitioners!)
    • crystals and gemstones
    • Mediumship and Lily Dale, New York
    • meditation and transcendental meditation
    • communication with friends and family who have passed
    • out of body experiences
    • angel cards and tarot

The reason why these meetings are so important is that we offer a space where any discussion of spirituality is made in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Sometimes it is hard to talk about these things because there is a certain negative stigma attached. Our goal is to erase this stigma. It is normal and natural to experience these things or have a curiosity about them. It has nothing to do with superstition or any other negative connotation that society has unfortunately branded to it. Because it is looked at this way, many people fail to recognize the many beneficial and healing aspects of knowing about and understanding these things. Intelligent people will first investigate this information before they criticize it.

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For those of you who are interested in attending the next Youth Drop-In: in addition to offering a safe space for conversation, we’ll be doing some Spiritual Cork-Boarding! ! These are handy tools to help manifest and focus your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual goals.

Here’s what Spiritual Cork-Boarding (or Vision Boards or Dream Boards ) typically look like:

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You might have heard of Vision Boarding from the movie The Secret, which teaches about the Law Of Attraction. Vision Boards are tools to help you use this Law more effectively. This Law states that like attracts like, (or consequentially, UN-like attracts UN-like) and that everything you send out on a vibrational and energetic level you receive back to you.

Everything is energy. Thoughts are energy. You use your thoughts and emotions to manifest your physical reality. You attract people or situations because of the thoughts you send out on a daily basis. Vision Boards help fine tune and focus your thoughts to help you send energy towards anything you want to manifest or create in your life.

Please bring whatever materials you want use to make your board, like markers, paint, pencil crayons, pictures of your role models, images of places you want to go, items, symbols, postcards, feathers, images, etc. We will supply materials as well!

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What: Youth Drop-In (ages 15-25)

Where: The Spiritual Spa – 185 James Street in St. Catharines

When: August 14, 2014 from 7-9pm

Why: making Vision Boards to help focus and manifest your goals

Who: facilitated by Madelyn Siuciak and Brandon Dallman

How: Send an email to healing@thespiritualspa.ca or text 289-990-3324 to reserve your spot!

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Hope to see you out!

-Madelyn

Introductions!

  • Hello!

    My name is Madelyn and I am the new Public Relations Officer at the Spiritual Spa in St. Catharines, Ontario!

    This is a little bit about myself and how I came to be here.

    Upon writing this, I am actually at a loss for words. If you were to tell me a few years back what I would be doing right now and the person I would be, I would have dismissed it for insanity.  How and why I came to be here – writing this blog at this very moment – is a long and incredible story. There is so much more I can write about this topic, but the following is an extremely condensed version: (and I promise the rest of the story will unfold in bits and pieces throughout the course of this blog!)

    Through many years of self-discovery, failing, succeeding, travelling the world, experiencing life in the most beautiful and glamorous to the lowest and dangerous of places… in a whirlwind of learning the hard way, mixed with times of loss and ecstatic enlightenment… have found myself here – in Niagara – awake, clear headed and toughened by the elements of a wide range of countless experiences and encompassing the story of a lifetime… I have found myself here, with my soul sister, Tracy Kennedy, one of the most beautiful, interesting and incredible human beings I have ever been blessed to share my time with. By perfectly timed synchronistic events and the weaving of the precise, magical happenings of the universe that cannot be explained by reason or logic, I have found myself here, writing this blog.

    I am beyond words at how grateful I am to be here, expressing my soul’s truest version and taking part in something wonderful and much bigger than myself. To be able to express without shame, doubt or fear is liberating to the highest degree, and my hope is that I can leave you with a sense of raised consciousness and influence your life so you can feel a little happier, brighter and enlightened.

    Looking forward to making a connection! Stay tuned for awesome conversation! 🙂

    Much love,

    Madelyn Siuciak

    University of Guelph-Humber, BA, Media Studies, PR

    Public Relations Officer at The Spiritual Spa

    http://www.thespiritualspa.ca

Ask Us! Shaking Off Unwanted Energies

We often get questions from people in the Niagara Community about various new age, spiritual or paranormal things. Not surprising, it is definitely a time of questioning, unpacking, and rethinking the things that happen to us and  the world around us. I’m glad that folks ask us, and that’s why we’re starting an ‘Ask Us!’ blog series. If you have a question about something, or would like something explained – or perhaps you had an experience and are trying to make some sense of it. We’ll be glad to chat with you and offer advice! Ask Us!

Today I’d like to share an email from someone who is sensitive to energies:

“Ever since I was told about the negative energy that I take from people, I’ve been trying to be diligent in clearing it. So, today after seeing one of my clients I sat in my car and tried to clear it. Now, I have to say that I don’t really know what I’m doing. I did some deep breathing and imagined the negativity flowing out of me. All of a sudden I feel and itching or tickling feeling in my arms, neck and shoulders. I “shook it off” and then it was gone! Along with the headache that had developed when I saw the client….Any feedback would be appreciated!!”

Response:

Congrats on shaking off and ridding yourself of the negative energy. Good that you recognized that you were carrying something not your own. Often we don’t realize that we leave with other people’s baggage – we think the ick, or the bad mood or headache is our own and from us. I love how you instinctively engaged in the process of clearing it; the breathing & visualization you describe is a good way to do this, yes – good for you! I would also suggest that you imagine yourself in a protective egg, or bubble – whatever you want to call it – it surrounds you in white light. Imagine it protects you, letting only positive energies that are love and light through, while the gray, draining, negative energy bounces off. This is handy for before you leave the house to go see a client (I would still suggest the cleanse after you leave too). Yes, the physical sensations that you felt are indicators of spirit or energy around you. The shaking off is a firm stance on your part that – no, you cannot be here – get off me. Firm statements like this, actions of shaking off or pulling things off of you works well to rid yourself of unwelcome energies. We only want energies that are rooted in love and light. Really great to hear that you’re connecting with yourself and tuning in. I hope this is helpful,  and thanks for asking  🙂

Tracy

Reaching Out to the Niagara Community

Reaching Out to the Niagara Community

We think everyone in the community should have the opportunity and tools to gain and maintain good health and overall wellbeing. Sometimes the constraints are ideology, with heavy scepticism of what holistic healing is all about and what our bodies need (lack of knowledge), whereas other constraints might include financial barriers or simply transportation and access. As such, Kelly and I have talked about how we can help the Niagara Community when there are these kinds of constraints to people’s wellbeing, and would like to offer some initiatives to those who need or want it.

 Post-Secondary Students in Niagara – Brock University & Niagara College

There have been concerns in the community about the wellbeing of university and college students in the Niagara Region; student Mental Health is a growing concern for parents, faculty and administration. As a university lecturer, I see numerous students that are stressed, anxious, and sometimes feeling a little lost. Many work part-time in addition to attending school full-time, and many have family obligations that demand their time. Excelling  and successfully completing an Undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral degree is becoming increasing more challenging, with unanswered questions about what happens when they graduate; the job market is tough, even for an educated demographic.

It was recently announced that Brock University will receive $360,240 to partner with Niagara College and address the growing concern about student mental health. Numerous initiatives are being set in motion, such as The Holistic Wellness Initiative that will start by working with Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit student needs.  We have also seen some exam stress-busters, such as visiting puppies – spending time with animals is an excellent way to de-stress.

 Earlier this month, Mount Royal University in Alberta offered students free 15 minute Reiki sessions at the university during exam time to alleviate stress and anxiety, and to aid in relaxing. I was really thrilled to read about this, and think it would be great to offer this at Brock and Niagara College. Kelly & I will be looking into this, and connecting with people who could help make it happen for exams next year.

Meanwhile, we would like to offer Brock and Niagara College students over the age of 18 access to Holistic Services, without the worry of a heavy fee for service. A 30 minute Usui Reiki Session is only $20 for Brock and Niagara College students. And, we have a bus-stop right in front of our door (#6 Lake St Bus).

 Seniors in Niagara

Seniors in Niagara also face financial constraints and transportation issues. If you’re unable to come to our location, we can travel to you; just let us know what you need. And, we are also offering a reduced rate for members of the Niagara Senior’s Community: a 30 minute Usui Reiki Session is only $20.

Financial situations or lack of monetary flow should never be a barrier to receiving holistic healing. Although it’s a sensitive topic, if you find yourself in a position where you cannot afford the regular fees for Reiki, please let us know and we can chat about arrangements. 

namaste!

tracy