Imagination

Sometimes in the moment, we can become engrossed in our surroundings. Taking in the beauty of the scene unfolding around us, the signs gifted to us in every blowing breeze, a moment special in every aspect of it's examination.  Perspective, is how we find that beauty. Our unique experiences allow us to filter and store our experiences as what we label them based off our expectations, previous similar interactions and wonder. We allow ourselves to give credit to our own perceptions based on the validity of our own personal experience.  What happens when our windows become dirty? What happens when the colors fade? How do we find the beauty in the moment when we can't smell the wildflowers?  We fall out of alignment, and we lose sight of the alternatives in our vision. We become locked into our view from the position we've settled in. Our bones might ache and our clothing might be too tight, but, we cling to what we've experienced.  Well, I'm not asking for you to buy new clothes. I'm not asking you to get up and change your positioning. I'm asking you to remember your imagination.  Imagination. That thing that was SO SO SO important and integral to us as children. That tool we would tap into when we were bored and looking for an alternative way to perceive our surroundings. Does that cloud look like a guinea pig? Is the floor lava or a rushing stream?  Hey, guess what? Your imagination is still there. It just is running on autopilot. It's probably telling you what that person you embarrassed yourself in front of earlier today is thinking about you and how they've tweeted to the world about you. Whoa, imagination. Who gave you consent to be so rude?  Who gave your brain consent to reprogram your imagination to the negativity station? Well, It's time to change the channel. It's time to pick up the reigns and spend a little time in a creative space. It's time to check into that inner child headspace and figure out what 10 year old you thinks would be really cool to do as an adult.  We've got deadlines, bills, responsibilities and obligations. But, our brain and imagination are still our own. If you didn't have to work 40 hours at the job that exhausts you, what would you do with your free time? When is the last time you actually allowed yourself to imagine yourself happy?  When I talk about happy, I don't mean you after you get all of those things your life is missing. When I talk about happy, I want to know what are the actions you enjoy taking repetitively that make you feel excited to get up in the morning?  Sometimes we don't know, and this is where our good friend imagination comes back into play. It's okay to not know. It's okay to not have your whole life figured out. It's when we think we've hit a brick wall when we surrender to the autopilot.  We have to remember we can dream. We have to allow ourselves to daydream. There is no age limit on an intentional productive mental vacation. Spend time imagining yourself feeling CONTENT. What does it look like around you? How does it affect your loved ones? How does it affect your appearance?  I'm not saying a daydream, an imagination getaway , is going to solve all of your problems. But, you've gotta start somewhere. Dream on.    Art: Celeste Brown  @verygoodbreakfast

Sometimes in the moment, we can become engrossed in our surroundings. Taking in the beauty of the scene unfolding around us, the signs gifted to us in every blowing breeze, a moment special in every aspect of it's examination.

Perspective, is how we find that beauty. Our unique experiences allow us to filter and store our experiences as what we label them based off our expectations, previous similar interactions and wonder. We allow ourselves to give credit to our own perceptions based on the validity of our own personal experience.

What happens when our windows become dirty? What happens when the colors fade? How do we find the beauty in the moment when we can't smell the wildflowers?

We fall out of alignment, and we lose sight of the alternatives in our vision. We become locked into our view from the position we've settled in. Our bones might ache and our clothing might be too tight, but, we cling to what we've experienced.

Well, I'm not asking for you to buy new clothes. I'm not asking you to get up and change your positioning. I'm asking you to remember your imagination.

Imagination. That thing that was SO SO SO important and integral to us as children. That tool we would tap into when we were bored and looking for an alternative way to perceive our surroundings. Does that cloud look like a guinea pig? Is the floor lava or a rushing stream?

Hey, guess what? Your imagination is still there. It just is running on autopilot. It's probably telling you what that person you embarrassed yourself in front of earlier today is thinking about you and how they've tweeted to the world about you. Whoa, imagination. Who gave you consent to be so rude?

Who gave your brain consent to reprogram your imagination to the negativity station? Well, It's time to change the channel. It's time to pick up the reigns and spend a little time in a creative space. It's time to check into that inner child headspace and figure out what 10 year old you thinks would be really cool to do as an adult.

We've got deadlines, bills, responsibilities and obligations. But, our brain and imagination are still our own. If you didn't have to work 40 hours at the job that exhausts you, what would you do with your free time? When is the last time you actually allowed yourself to imagine yourself happy?

When I talk about happy, I don't mean you after you get all of those things your life is missing. When I talk about happy, I want to know what are the actions you enjoy taking repetitively that make you feel excited to get up in the morning?

Sometimes we don't know, and this is where our good friend imagination comes back into play. It's okay to not know. It's okay to not have your whole life figured out. It's when we think we've hit a brick wall when we surrender to the autopilot.

We have to remember we can dream. We have to allow ourselves to daydream. There is no age limit on an intentional productive mental vacation. Spend time imagining yourself feeling CONTENT. What does it look like around you? How does it affect your loved ones? How does it affect your appearance?

I'm not saying a daydream, an imagination getaway , is going to solve all of your problems. But, you've gotta start somewhere. Dream on.

Art: Celeste Brown

@verygoodbreakfast

I've been featured on Healthline.com

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-cleanse-crystals

It was an honor to work with Healthline to compile a quick list of helpful ways to clear and cleanse your stones.

I am so excited to see that the article has climbed the google search results and is currently sitting at #4 if you’re searching “clear and cleanse crystals”!

It's been a long time!

It's been a very very very long time since I've made edits on this website, and I'd like to apologize for my lack of ability to figure out how to navigate the world of the internet and technology. Sometimes I get so caught up in my own day to day magic, I lose sight of the technological aspects of my business and craft.  Well, I'm back!  I've been very busy over the course of the last couple of years. New York was such a blessing in my path, and really taught me a lot about myself and my own personal values. When you're among millions of other people fighting their way to find their own path in the city, you have to really soul search to find the core of yourself and express it in such a way that doesn't compromise your integrity and vision.   I've moved back to Florida and this week marks my one year back in my home state. It's hot, It's sticky and it's where I've returned to countless times to reconnect with my family and community. I'm here again now, and thriving amidst it's obstacles and blessings.   I've been doing psychic readings full time at a local spiritual shop in downtown Orlando. It has definitely impacted my business, as I've been focusing mainly on a more direct way to help others through channeling and bringing spiritual guidance to my clients lives. I am ready to branch out again and try to integrate the lessons I've learned through my independent journey and bring about new art to help you express and expand the magic in your own lives.   I'm so grateful for all of you who have stuck around to support me through these transitions and have been so patient with me through my own transformation. I hope to continue to be there to witness and cheer you on through your own paths as well!   

It's been a very very very long time since I've made edits on this website, and I'd like to apologize for my lack of ability to figure out how to navigate the world of the internet and technology. Sometimes I get so caught up in my own day to day magic, I lose sight of the technological aspects of my business and craft.

Well, I'm back!

I've been very busy over the course of the last couple of years. New York was such a blessing in my path, and really taught me a lot about myself and my own personal values. When you're among millions of other people fighting their way to find their own path in the city, you have to really soul search to find the core of yourself and express it in such a way that doesn't compromise your integrity and vision. 

I've moved back to Florida and this week marks my one year back in my home state. It's hot, It's sticky and it's where I've returned to countless times to reconnect with my family and community. I'm here again now, and thriving amidst it's obstacles and blessings. 

I've been doing psychic readings full time at a local spiritual shop in downtown Orlando. It has definitely impacted my business, as I've been focusing mainly on a more direct way to help others through channeling and bringing spiritual guidance to my clients lives. I am ready to branch out again and try to integrate the lessons I've learned through my independent journey and bring about new art to help you express and expand the magic in your own lives. 

I'm so grateful for all of you who have stuck around to support me through these transitions and have been so patient with me through my own transformation. I hope to continue to be there to witness and cheer you on through your own paths as well!

 

October News

October is by far my favorite month of the year. I'm so grateful to have such an exciting schedule this year, and pleased to let you know that you'll be able to find The Crystal Mind at Catland Books in Bushwick, Brooklyn this coming Saturday the 15th from 1-6pm debuting new gems and jewelry to share with all of my fellow crystal lovers

 

987 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11206

I've recently found some absolutely stunning high flash labradorite. All of the specimens are polished on one side while left raw on the other. I love this balance of shine and natural appeal. 

An example of some of this amazing purple flash labradorite! 

An example of some of this amazing purple flash labradorite! 

If you've got plans this weekend but still want to get your hands on some new gems, head on over to Sleepy Hollow the weekend following Sunday 10/23  at the Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown

200 W Main St, Elmsford, New York 10523

I'll be there on Sunday from 10-5!

 

 

Evolving the Self Through Exploring Spirituality

     
  
 
  
    
  
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Why Spirituality?

Dissolve all that separates us universally, recognizing yourself in all things and helping others to help themselves. Where things just keep getting better- how to transmute all experiences into beneficial energy for you through the art of intention. 

What is intention?

The object of motivation towards doing something. You get up from the couch with the intention to retrieve a beverage from the fridge. Bet you think of twelve things on the way to the fridge= what if instead of those melodramas you're analyzing if you thought things "on purpose" with intention to create your own reality. IE: "I'm so grateful to have the beverage I desire."      "This water is cleansing my body as I take in every sip."      "I'm so grateful to exercise my free will." By bringing intention to the mundane things in your life you are able to transform your entire life into an alchemists lab. 

     A good friend once said to me "If you believe it, it's true." The statement has stuck with me through my life to better understand the idea that only YOU have the power to monitor your own perspective. The power of your thoughts is enormous! How many times has something someone else told you sent you spiraling down a path of negative thoughts or observations about yourselves, others, or a situation? How many times have you then become upset about it and everything else that occurs to you in that day? Or, the opposite might occur! You receive a bit of good news- someone you care for tells you that they love you for the first time. You might get a promotion, a good grade on an assignment, or a miracle occurs. A snowball effect for the positive occurs there as well! You smile and have enough optimism and enthusiasm to share with others- you are blessed with enough energy to do the things you've put off for weeks and suddenly things start falling into place. 

     What I'm saying is- What you focus on EXPANDS- so let's focus on the things that we love in our life. What we want/what would bring others joy- how to bring the most positive perspective to all situations. It's not that all of the challenging experiences cease to occur, we just navigate to find a more efficient way to observe them. 

     Judgement- a term we're all familiar with - seems to lay in duality (positive, negative, black, white) When we observe that we have the power to observe ourselves making these judgements we can liberate ourselves through choosing only to judge our own intentions and not judge others paths. Honoring our own decisions and not needing to condemn others for theirs. Love is all that is real. What permeates time, space, and memory- what we feel full of and absent of that motivates us to do anything in life. It is the most abundant and sought after free commodity in existence. Love starts with Love- back to understanding of intentions; when we focus on love for the small things, all large respond accordingly. If there is an unresolved issue in your life, rather than play it over on repeat 30 times in your head, opt to send it love and watch it transform. Bless.

 

©Teketa Shine 2015