Meditation Miracles

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Meditation Miracles

Hi loves,

Today I feel like discussing the benefits of meditation and how happy it has made me. For the past 3 months, I have been strictly meditating and journalling a full page every morning & reviewing it again at night, and I’ve noticed a huge difference.

The main shift I have noticed in my life is total presence. My mind is calm and I am completely in the moment, so I am generally happy for the most part of my day :) If something bad happens or I am triggered by someone, I am quick to shift my mood back to neutral, because I know that moping around doesn’t benefit me. Journalling has led my mind to be in complete clarity as far as my goals and things I want to attract in life. I have also been using it for gratitude affirmations; everyone knows that the more grateful you are, the more abundance will come in your life. I truly feel abundant and believe that the universe is taking care of me. I live in complete faith that everything is happening FOR me, and not TO me. I am in peace because I believe this.

I’ve generally had a tough time in my life with finding a balance due to the mental health issues I’ve faced, so to finally feel I have come to a healthy place feels so good! I honestly feel like I can do anything and the world is my oyster. I am finally rooting for myself and believe that I can accomplish anything I want to as long as I believe I can. I used to hate myself before and it was a vicious cycle of hate, fear and negativity. I am full of joy now and every second I breathe, I am happy :) I’ve learned that nothing can give me happiness, I have to create it for myself. Even if I were to receive a billion dollars or accomplish all the goals that I’m currently working on/manifesting, I would be in the same mindset as I am now (which thankfully is good!). But in the past, I’ve been in a horrible mind state and believed that accomplishing these things would make me feel whole or happy, and now I know that isn’t the case. You have to learn to be happy now, and you will be happy forever.

Journalling has been such a lifesaver for me as well. There is something about writing down your thoughts on a piece of paper that just makes it feel so official. It goes from a thought in your head to an actual piece of evidence you can hold, which has led me accountable to them. Everyday I am writing things I am grateful for (even if I don’t have them yet) and I have been watching them appear in my life day by day. It’s the faith that has kept me going, I have given all my power to the universe and I trust that it will come back to me. I have been working really hard on not having resistance towards the things I really want, which is challenging but necessary if I really want to manifest them. I have found the more I meditate on the topic, the more I am able to let go and trust that the universe has it under control. I feel so grateful that I have finally come to this place of balance and clarity, for so many years my mind felt scattered 24/7. I feel free and at peace, and I know how blessed I am in this life.

Self-care is a huge part in my life that I truly cherish. There are many things I do beyond meditating and journaling to feel self-love and taking care of myself. A lot of these things have to do with creating things, like doing my nails, cooking, organizing, doing yoga, using crystals, going to the gym, painting, going to the spa or reading a good book. My favourite self care activity is doing skin care masks and having a bath, using luxurious products on my skin which smell nice :) These things make me feel so feminine and independent. I call it a “Sophia Day” If I am having a night in and want to do any of these self care activities. I love to light candles and incense in my apartment and make it feel like a spa. All of these things make me feel so happy to be alive and well! Thank you universe for giving me my beautiful life! :)

Love, Sophia XOXO

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The power of energy cleansing your home

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The power of energy cleansing your home

Hey loves,

I’ve recently been more of a homebody lately with the winter and the holidays having past. A new year always means fresh goals and new energy, so I’ve been spending a lot of time focusing on myself and how I feel in the present moment.

I’ve been tidying up and organizing my apartment a lot, writing down to do lists and enjoying the feeling of checking one off the list each time I accomplish a task. I bought a fresh journal and planner, which is bigger this year. I’ve always bought the small planners that can fit in my purse but this year I wanted one that stays at my home on my desk. Look how pretty:

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One of the tasks on my list was pending for years actually, something I haven’t been too great at in the past, which is getting rid of old clothes. I hadn’t done that in years. My closet was so full and drawers and plastic bins full. I didn’t even know what I owned anymore because there was so much clutter. Finally last week, I just started it and was on a role immediately. It felt so good! 2 massive suitcases and 2 medium bags later, I feel so much weight off my shoulders. Some of the stuff I got rid of because it reminded me of a time in my life that wasn’t the best, so I wanted to get rid of that energy. Others I just already wore a few times or in a picture etc. I believe that when you get rid of stuff, it makes room for new stuff. Delete old energy, collect new energy.

Another great cleansing method is vacuuming. I have a roomba vacuum that moves itself around my apartment which is so convenient because I’ve always hated vacuuming for some reason. I have hardwood floors so its nice to have a fresh floor. Usually I dust while the roomba is going, so that it can collect the dush from that as well. Unfortunately I don’t have a dish washer, so I have to do my dishes, which I also find cleansing in a way. Any type of cleaning is cleansing (clearly) haha. I'm also very sensitive to smells, so I always have my Saje air humidifier(pictured below) going, with a few different essential oils that I rotate. The Saje blends that I have are: Tantra, Yoga, Goddess. I also have a blend of ylang ylang mixed with sandalwood. I have single essential oils as well: lavender, rosemary, frankincense, jasmine, and tea tree.

Saging (or smudging) is my favourite way of cleansing my home. I actually just did it which inspired me to write this post, and about a week before this too. I’m trying to get into the habit of doing this more often, maybe a few times a week. While I did it I thought of any negative action or thought that happened recently in the areas of my home that I am saging, and I say a mantra of a more positive thing. For example, when I wave the smoke with the feather (pictured below) over my bed, I’ll say in my head “may I have deep sleeps with beautiful dreams”. Another thing I did was sage the photos in my apartment and blessed the people in them. It’s a very spiritual and grounding experience. I also find it very calming. Namaste. Lol. I also like to sage my crystals, which I’ve recently just gotten into, and finished a beginners guide book the other day. I can definitely feel the effects of crystals lately since using them, and I am particularly attracted to my selenite stick. I feel so grounded when I hold it and it seems so cleansing. I bought a few crystals off Amazon but after reading the book, there are a few more I want to buy like citrine and smoky quartz. Right now I have the selenite stick, rose quartz, clear quartz, amethyst, moonstone, and black obsidian. (pictured below)

I hope you guys loved this post and got inspired to do a little cleansing of your own. Sending peace and love,
Sophia XOXO

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Winding Down With a Bath - WELLNESS

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Winding Down With a Bath - WELLNESS

One of my favourite things to do at night is take baths because I can unplug from the world and fully destress. During this time, I love to unwind, let go of my everyday anxieties and be still with myself. Meditation is so important for mental health which I take very seriously, but it's also extremely challenging and takes lots of practise and patience. I'm also a huge product junkie and love to pamper my skin with luxury products, which is all a part of the therapy in taking a bath! Bath salts, essential oils, candles.... Sign me up
 

Exfoliation is key to beautiful skin, period. It's extremely easy to make your own scrubs if you don't have one handy. I love using the exfoliating gloves in the shower with my body wash before I shave or to just make sure I've washed off all the residue from lotions/creams prior. If you use alot of products like me, you don't want to defeat the purpose by letting product/deadskin build up. I reccomend using stimulating coffee scrub for your body like this one my friend Nicole created with Body Blendz, called Mandairin Mist. CLICK HERE to purchase on their website. 

I've collaborated with the brand many times on Instagram and swear by their product. It's all natural ingredients, you could actually make the scrub at home, but this is more convenient :) Body Blendz is based in Australia, but they ship everywhere. Nicole created her signature scent, which has an uplifting sastuma- like smell. There are just Ingredients 6 ingredients:  Sugar, Coffee, Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Mandarin Oil, Jojoba Oil.

Here are some more photos from the event: 

Nicole & I in the photobooth with the snapchat filter!

Nicole & I in the photobooth with the snapchat filter!

My LA family! LEFT TO RIGHT: Olivia, Nicole, Natalie, Me 

My LA family! LEFT TO RIGHT: Olivia, Nicole, Natalie, Me 

I loved my outfit that night! The dress is from Hot Miami Styles, shoes from Marciano, and choker from TopShop. I can't wait to go back to LA and be able to wear fashions like this without being cold! 

Seeing these photos really made me miss the summertime and LA! I can't wait to go back there soon. Hope you guys liked this post, have a relaxing evening! 

Love, Sophia xoxo

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