Spiritual Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is upon us! Time for change, a new beginning, and energetic renewal. Here are 3 quick and easy ways to rid your home of stagnant energy that may have accumulated over the cold, dark months of Winter:

1. Winds of Change: Leave all your windows open on a breezy day for about 20 minutes, while using sound to break up stagnant energy in your home. You can use a rattle or drum, a spoon on the bottom of a pot, or simply clap your hands. Your goal is to go into all the corners of your home and use sound to break up old vibrations of depression, lethargy, sadness etc…that have collected in your home over the Winter. Imagine these denser vibrations leaving through the open windows. You can help them along by saying, “Be gone, Depression!” “Goodbye, Lethargy!” and “So long, Sadness!” Get silly if you want, because laughter is another great tool to break up negativity.

2. Make Mine with Salt: This method uses lemons and salt to purify negativity in your home. Take a lemon and cut in half, then pour salt over the exposed fruit. Place in a saucer and put it somewhere inconspicuous in your home (under a bed or table, behind a dresser, etc..) The lemon and salt will help cleanse any free floating negativity in your home. You can use a lemon for each room if you like. This is also a good method to use if you are in conflict with one of your neighbors and fear that some negative vibes may be sent your way. You can leave it there as long as you feel necessary. Some people discard it after 24 hours, others leave it there for a full moon cycle (from the new moon to the full moon). Do what feels right, and what you are comfortable with.

3. Spring Bouquet: Flowers have a high spiritual vibration. They also attract our Angels and Spirit Guides, especially white flowers. Bring fresh flowers into your home whenever you feel the need to raise the vibration. Higher vibrations ( love, beauty, joy, gratitude, etc…) win out over lower vibrations (fear, anger, despair, etc…) every time. They are especially good to have in your home if a family member is going through an illness or depression. Just make sure to throw them out as soon as they start to die.

The most important thing to remember with all of these techniques is to call on Spirit to help cleanse your home. It is the power of your intention, coupled with Spirit’s help, that does the real cleansing. After you have cleansed your home of what you don’t want, burn some high quality incense, use essential oils in a diffuser, or place cleansed and charged crystals around your home to bring in what you do want. Create an affirmation such as, “From floor to ceiling, let there be peace and good feeling!” to set your intention for your home. Wishing you a happy Spring!

Angela Pizzarello is a professional Intuitive Reader, with over 23 years of experience. Her readings combine channeled messages from Spirit with tarot card interpretation and energy reading to provide you with high level guidance. She can be reached at tarotstar@yahoo.com and at 203-532-1159 for private sessions and events.  Like her Facebook page at angelapizzarello.com


Turning Darkness To Light

Turning darkness to light is the art of using apparent misfortune to take you higher.  We’ve all experienced this in some way.  The job you get fired from leads to either a better job, or some much needed recoup time via unemployment, and a chance to rethink your career path.  The “love of your life” breaks up with you, and later on you meet your true love. Your landlord tells you that you need to move out because he’s selling the building, and you finally take that plunge and buy your first home.  These are all examples of good coming from adversity.  Sometimes the Universe doesn’t just gently push you in the right direction.  Sometimes it gives you a great big shove off the cliff, and forces you to take a leap of faith.  Hence the term, “sink or swim!”

 There is an art to turning darkness to light, and it lies in the power of your intention.  You can consciously intend that everything that happens, including the bad stuff, serve your highest good in the end.  There is spiritual power in the belief that, “All things work together for God and for Good.”  Affirm this enough and it becomes the Truth. 

 Another way to put this is, “If it’s happening, it must be for my highest good!”  This takes a great deal of faith when things seem to be headed for the worse.  But we’re all familiar with the expression that faith can move mountains.  Sometimes faith needs to be demonstrated to create a certain desired result.

 You can create a ceremony around this belief by burning a black and white candle at the same time.  Black candles can be used for releasing negativity, white for attracting Divine light.  In this case the black candle represents whatever negative associations you have with this event or experience.  The white candle represents that experience being used by Spirit to somehow create an even happier future for you, one that you may not even be possible of envisioning right now. 

 Hold the black candle while thinking about and feeling all of the negative charge from the experience.  Be willing to allow whatever happened to serve you in some way.  Maybe it taught you a valuable lesson.  Perhaps it freed you from a situation that was never going to turn out the way you had hoped.  You may have needed that experience to open your heart, or to have you finally take back your power.  Now is the time to release it so that new and better things can come in.  Light the candle with a willingness to let it all go.

 Next take the white candle.  Think of what you’d like to have show up in your life.  If you were forced out of your job, then imagine your career path opening up and a wonderful new opportunity coming in.  If the disappointment was in your love life, then envision yourself attracting someone way more compatible than your old love.  Even if it seems unfathomable that any good might possibly come from the situation, imagine the comfort and support of all your angels around you while you light your white candle.  You don’t have to know how it’s going to look, you just have to believe.

 Burn the candles down completely.  Every time you think of the old experience, say a prayer to your angels asking that this experience be turned to light.  Believe it, and it eventually will be.  Even manure can bring forth flowers.

Angela Pizzarello is an Intuition Guide, a Reiki Master and an Emotional Freedom Coach.  She can be reached at tarotstar@yahoo.com or by phone at 203-532-1159 for private sessions and workshops.

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Simple Seaside Magic


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The summer is a perfect time for a little seaside magic.  For one thing, all the elements are present – the sun is fire, the sand is earth, the breeze is air, and of course you have water!  For another, the sound of the waves already put you in a natural meditative state.  You can use this relaxed yet aware state (also known as “Alpha”) to visualize what you want to bring into your life.

One way to add power to your visualization is to create a symbol for it.  This could be very simple, as in a heart for love or a dollar sign for money, or something more complex that holds a personal meaning for you.  You can then pick up a shell or rock and draw that symbol into the sand where the ocean meets the shore.  This is most powerful right before high tide comes in (you can easily find out the time of high tide from the newspaper or internet).  Allow the ocean to “take” your symbol, and imagine your request being placed with the Universe.  The Universe will respond, either by an opportunity coming your way, or by giving you more info as to what’s required to achieve your goal.  Remember to seize opportunities when they come, as this puts you into an interactive state with the powers that be.  In essence, you are co-creating your reality with the Universe.

You can also release something that’s blocking you into the ocean, whether it’s a person, place or thing. Perhaps it’s a bad habit that’s been plaguing you, or an attitude that is holding you back.  For this purpose you would work with the ebb tide (when the tide is going out but before low tide).  Pick up a stone or shell and contemplate what it is you wish to release.  Really think about why this circumstance or issue is no longer serving you.  What might be able to take its place if you released it?  We need to sacrifice the old to make way for the new.  When you feel truly ready to let this go, fling your object into the ocean with all your strength.  Turn around and walk away.  Don’t look back.  This is now part of your past.  Get busy creating new circumstances, and soon they will shape your future.

The ocean is a perfect place to cleanse your jewelry and any less fragile crystals.  Make sure to hold on as you pass your objects through the salt water.  Every time you go into the ocean your aura is cleansed, but you can also make the cleansing more powerful by adding your intention to it.  Imagine the “gunk” from work or other people’s problems leaving you as the water surrounds you.  You will feel lighter and more refreshed afterwards.

Happy summer to all you mermaids and mermen!

Angela Pizzarello is an Intuition Guide, a Reiki Master and an Emotional Freedom Coach.  She specializes in bringing the unconscious to the conscious level of awareness, so that it can be transmuted to a higher vibration.  This creates healing, empowerment, and opens up possibilities for a brighter future for her clients.  She can be reached at tarotstar@yahoo.com and by phone at 203-532-1159.  Like her Facebook page at angelapizzarello.com


Spiritual Bathing

  Ever notice how relaxed and refreshed you feel after a dip in the ocean?  All that salt water helps to cleanse your aura, clearing away the energetic “sludge” that you pick up during your interactions with negative people (we all know a couple), toxic situations (like traffic jams) or emotional upset.  What about the times you can’t make it to the ocean?  There’s an easy way to remove negative energy from your aura.  All it requires is a bathtub, a few simple ingredients and your intention. 
      Spiritual bathing is an ancient practice to cleanse, release, revive and refresh.  The most important ingredient is your intention to release whatever energy you picked up that doesn’t belong to you.  This is harmless, and doesn’t send the energy back to the person but rather sends it back to the Universe.  The Universe knows how to recycle it back into pure potential. 
      The basic recipe for spiritual bathing is sea salt – about a half cup to a cup.  You can also use a combo of sea salt and Epsom salts.  Salt helps to de-toxify and release negativity.  You can use essential oils as well.  Lavender, patchouli or sandalwood help you relax.  Lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary are cleansing.  Pour a few drops into a couple of teaspoons of milk & pour into the tub right before you step in.  The milk helps disperse the oils and makes them last longer.
      Another nice addition is a lemon cut in half.  Squeeze the juice into the water & throw the halves in the tub – very cleansing.  Or, if you feel you need peace & sweet dreams, add beer to the water.  Beer is made from hops, which promotes serenity and keeps nightmares away. There’s also an inexpensive cologne you can buy at most drugstores called Florida water.  Made from water, alcohol & essential oils, it’s been used since the 19th century for spiritual cleansing.  A little goes a long way.
      Keep it simple, add what feels right & make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients.  Light a candle to Spirit right before stepping into the tub, asking to be renewed, revitalized and blessed.  Finally, the next time you’re at the beach, take some sea water home with you in a bottle, and add it to your bath.  Your “inner mermaid” will love it!

Angela Pizzarello is an Intuition Guide, a Reiki Master, and an Emotional Freedom Coach.


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Her goal is to help you listen to your inner voice, release the blocks that hold you back, and manifest your deepest desires. She can be reached at 203-532-1159 or tarotstar@yahoo.com for private sessions, workshops and events.  Like her Facebook page at angelapizzarello.com