I am so thrilled to have you here today! Expanding your knowledge of self and magick!
Before we begin, I want to encourge you to go out and buy a journal and new pen/pencil. Start writing down notes that you connect with in this workshop, keep track of spells that come to you, rituals you dream about, and intentions you are seeking to put out into the Universe! Later in this ecourse, you will discover the reasons of why keeping a journal is so important!
Again, welcome! Enjoy.
~ Sarah C LaBrie
Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the Earth's surface electrons by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems, some of them patented, that transfer the energy from the ground into the body.
Research also shows that walking barefoot on grass helps to decrease stress level by 62 percent.
To put it briefly, when your bare feet or skin comes in contact with the earth, free electrons are taken up into the body.
These electrons could be referred to as nature's biggest antioxidants and help neutralize damaging excess free radicals that can lead to inflammation and disease in the body.
As a child, I grew up living in the mountains in Vermont. My 2 younger brothers and I were home schooled and spent most of our time outdoors, running through the thick forest, climbing trees, exploring caves, and so on. The majority of the time (unless there was snow), we would be barefoot.
Now as kids, we never understood what we were doing or that it mattered to be connected to the earth the way we were, but looking back now, I see the powerful impact it had on our lives.
We were never sick. Even when flu and colds were being passed around town like a hot potato, we would rarely catch anything, and if by some chance we did, it never lasted more than a day.
We were super happy and always full of energy.
We had very "unique" spiritual gifts. Some of mine were;
I was able to hear thoughts
I was able to tell something was going to happen before it did (even as little as the phone ringing and who it was going to be)
I was able to see energies and spirits that were around us
I was able to manipulate energy, moving it and forming it the way I wanted
I was able to manifest exactly what I wanted....all the time
Because of the life we lived, this was a normal thing for us, and it wasn't until I was much older..and began conforming to society...and wearing shoes...that these gifts slowly began to disappear.
It has since, taken me many years to get even a fraction of these gifts back, with (re)connecting to the Earth and (re)grounding myself.
What is Earthing?
Earthing (or Grounding) is focus on our 1st chakra, the "Root" chakra, it is also (re)connection to Mother Earth through the soles of our bare feet.
Here is a powerful and informative video on the benefits (and science) behind grounding/earthing.
How Can You Earth?
There are many ways to Earth.
The easiest and most effective, is GET OUTSIDE....barefoot!
Even if it is just 5 minutes a day, do your best to make that connection to the Earth through the soles of your feet.
Some of my favorite things to do if I have the time, is go to be beach (obviously) barefoot.
I will easily spend all day at the beach, as often as I can (we live on the gulf coast in Florida!) or hiking barefoot, if we can make it to the mountains somewhere!
Don't be afraid to get your feet dirty...or build some calluses!
I will go everywhere I can possibly get away with, without wearing shoes!
Here are the (lack of) laws against going barefoot! Know your rights!
You can also ground through meditation and focus on healing and strengthening your root chakra. There are many videos on YouTube that are great guides, if you need help with this.
You can also carry grounding stones with you. Typically anything dark and earthy (or red...root chakra) in color.
Practice this daily and see your mood, energy, and health begin to rise!
Do not take the simple things around us...like the nature bare of the Earth, for granted.
(re)Connect and SEE & FEEL the changes it will make in your life!
More Than Physical
Grounding or Earthing has more than just physical benefits.
It also allows for higher vibrations to be set and deeper meditation.
There was a large time span where I was VERY obsessed with "meditation" and I just wanted to get as high as I possibly could into the vibrations of the worlds around me. But my efforts always fell short. No matter how many hours a day I would sit and meditate, no matter what methods I used, I just couldn't not get to my goals, so I would but they would quickly fall away.
I couldn't figure it out.
Finally one day, I was talking to a Yogi and he told me,
"A tree can only grow as tall as it's roots are deep"
...and I had NO roots set.
I was like a straw of grass, standing on one end and being blown over in the wind. I had no stability, so strength to get into the higher vibrations and STAY there.
It felt so backwards to me, for a while, until I finally started to see it work.
Not only was I able to reach higher vibrations, but stability was showing in my physical life as well....steady income...steady positive routines...peace of being rooted (for a gypsy heart, this was not an easy task).
I finally started seeing and feeling the changes I wanted and this time, they were staying!
You are the product of a thousand loves.
Connecting to your ancestors is the most powerful tool you can possess.
In this section, you will learn how to connect to your ancesters and ancestral guides.
Learn to possess the power of generations before you.
Discover who you are at your soul core.
Connect even deeper with an
Ancestral Psychic Reading
Have you ever felt connected to a certain era or region of the world? Even if you've never personally been there (in this life)?
For many years, really as far back as I can even remember, I have had memories and reocurring dreams of a past life. For the majority of my lifetime, these memories were untouchable. I didn't fully understand that there was such a powerful connection to this past life and this current life. I didn't realize that these memories were my ancestors calling...screaming to me to listen and wake up.
These memories were of a lifetime in the Victorian era of Northern England. These memories and connection to the Victorian era, gave me a life long obsessed and love for all things...yes you've guessed it, Victorian! I collected my grandmothers items, I have a collection of books over 100 years old. I loved all things lace and old. Some of my friends would say I was an old lady in a young woman's body.
I dressed on a daily basis in long skirts and corsets, and no matter where in the USA I moved, I never felt at home.
My memory of this life was crystal clear, like I had lived it just yesterday. I wrote about it in several journals and never really expected I've ever find a real connection.
My Past Life Memory
I was young, maybe my early 20s and it was late. I walked out of a stone built pub with another woman, who I beleive was my sister. We should never have been in a pub, especially so late at night. I do not remember the reason for our being there, but I remembering walking out. The amber glow of lanters lighting the cobblestone road. A river ran behind the pub and just up the street was a bridge with large arches underneath.
You can read more about this experience in my blog here https://www.spirituallifecoachsarah.com/post/a-past-life-coming-to-present
Anyway, to sum it up. I made a friend in England and we spoke daily online. I told him of this memory and began to describe in perfect detail everything I remembered. Then there was silence...he was in shock! He could not beleive that I was describing in perfect detail, a pub that he would go to on a regular basis, in York, North Yorkshire, England.
He sent me a picture of the pub now and a picture of the pub before additions were made to it. I was floored. It was the exact pub that I had been dreaming about and remembering in such detail, my entire life!
Shortly after this, I had sent in my DNA for testing and when it finally came back, it showed over 80% English/Scottish/Irish.
A week later I booked a flight to the UK and walked down the very streets that I did in the 1800s.
This walk opened a floodgate for me. A connection to not only my past self, but also to my ancestors. And like a whirwind, they started to speak to me. I started to feel like myself, for the first time in my life. My gifts began to bloom like never before!
I spent the next 6 months in Enland. Never in my life did I feel more at home! I followed my ancestral path and discovered my own family graveyard in Thwing, a small town south of Scarborough. In this graveyard, I found creepy connections. Not only were they my mother's family last name, but the names on the gravestones, were of myself, my uncle, my grandmother, and other family memebers still living. Not even knowing it, we carried on the family names.
It was in this moment that I realized the importance of ancestral connection.
Past Life Connection
When we think about having a past life, we tend to think they are not connected. But they are.
Our past lives mirror so much of our current lives. Sometimes, in such close connection that we can even relive within the SAME bloodline!
Sounds like some crazy scene from the Netflix series "Dark". Haha!
There are several ways to connect with a past life. First, you can connect to your ancestral guides. This connection will help awaken parts of you to know where to begin (or continue) to dig deep! Here is a guided meditation that I've written and recorded to help guide you into the presence and connection of your ancestral guides. Take a moment to listen. Write down everything you experience, in a journal to remember. Feel free to listen as many times as you'd like.
Another great way to connect with your past life, is through a psychic past life reading! This gives you a personal and detailed look into a life you once lived, and how it connects with you today!
Get a Past Life Psychic Reading! https://www.spirituallifecoachsarah.com/product-page/past-life-psychic-reading
Who are the Ancestors?
When we think of our ancestors we typically think of our family blood line. This can tend to be the strongest connection with you, but doesn't have to be, as there are other ways to connect with ancestors.
A blood ancestor is someone in your family tree. Someone you are blood related to.
For example. My story of connecting with my blood relatives in England and that heavy draw I have to that culture and area. My grandmothers that I feel deeply connected with and my Scottish royal bloodline that I feel a deep part of.
Who are your blood ancestors?
Which ones do you feel the most connected to?
An affinity ancestor is someone or a culture you feel connected to even if you have no blood connections.
For example. My mother, who is Swedish, has no blood connections to Mexico, though she has always been drawn to the people and culture. To the point that she moved to Mexico because that is where she felt the most at home. One reason for this is because she lived a past life as an Aztec. This love for her past culture, seeped heavily into this life.
Do you feel a connection to a certain location/culture that you are not blood related to?
A lineage ancestor is someone you are connected to through ritual, marriage, or adoption.
For example. The ancestors of your partner or adoptive parents, may call to you and guide you.
Do you have a binding connection that calls to you?
Where does this connection come from?
Deities/Spirits/Saints are guides that call to your soul. Deities/Spirits/Saints that you feel drawn to connect with in ritual or prayer. These guide you on your higher path. These may be guides that your ancestors have worshipped through religion, cult, or practice. Or they are guides that only you connect with.
For example. Perhaps you were raised a witch, following the deities of Norse paganism, but your ancestors were Catholic, and the Archangel Michael, has always called to you.
Which Deities/Spirits/Saints call to you?
Is there an ancestral connection with this guides?
These are important questions to ask yourself and look into. If you haven't done these yet, I highly suggest you do, and write them down in your journal! Get to know your ancestral guides. Connect with them.
When I was very little, my "Grandma Kate" would rarely come to visit. But when she did, I was always drawn to certain rings that she wore. I remember these rings more than any other memory of her. When I was 8, she passed away.
On my 18th birthday, my mother gifted me one of the rings, that I was "obsessed" with as a child. My grandmother said I called it "the frog ring". It is a beautful vintage peice of dark jade. Ive worn this ring every day since, never taking it off. This ring makes me feel so connected to my grandmother, even though I really didn't know her that well.
Much later in life, in my early 30s, I discovered that she was also a witch...! No wonder I always felt such a strong connection to her! And her energy flows through me and guides me with magic, every day that I wear her ring.
Sometimes we are drawn to things or people, and may not even know why until much later, but when you do discover the connections it will blow you away.
Another grandmother I am deeply connected to. She is the start of my Viking heritage, a culture that I've always felt deeply connected with. I never personally met but I hold a picture of her on my altar.
You can create your own alter by placing images or objects of the ancestors that you feel the most connected to. Place a white candle on the altar and light it daily, or on holidays, or special occasions. Whatever you feel drawn to.
On my altar, I have 2 very small glass bowls. One placed at both images of my grandmothers. Each morning I pour them coffee and I drink coffee with them to welcome their energy into my life each passing day.
My son (6 years old now), also has an alter of his own. He places stones from our travels around the world, a toy viking ship to honor his Viking ancestors, crafts he made of Odin (his favorite deity), and shells from Mexico, honoring his other heritage, and other fun crafts that connect him to nature, the elements, and guides.
Below are a few images of some altars we have had over the years.
Make your altar personal & fun. There is no wrong way to create this space!