“A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventha
I know that inside each of us is the power and ability to help alleviate the weight we carry.
I have been there, in the darkest times of my own shadow, barely able to recognize myself, letting people who truly loved me slip through the cracks. I also knew my light could help me. I could feel it still there before I decided to choose to live in lower energy frequencies. I remember the exact moment that I was full of source energy and that same energy which created every single conscious and unconscious element around me, was available to me. I stepped back into the light. I am not going to tell you it was hard because it wasn’t.
I used to live in a house that was literally something out of a book, but for real, you can buy the book here and the passive solar house he speaks of, is the one he built in the high hills of the Cohutta Wilderness. This place was my home for a short time and has been a major impact on how I have continued to live here in Colorado. Sit back and grab some tea because I used to live in a fairy tale.
This was my view each morning when I woke up for about 16 months. There is so much I could say about this house and how it changed me but honestly, I feel like I really came into myself. So let’s start off with the magic beginnings of how this little slice of off grid heaven came into my path.
At least 158 Million people worldwide use Cannabis for medicinal, recreational, and spiritual purposes. This number increases daily as more people understand the power of this plant, and women in Colorado are coming together to prove they also can benefit from the community it brings.
Entrepreneur and hierophant that Cannabis can help woman dissolve “the competition complex,” Maggie Murphy of Colorado, also known as The Stoned Housewife, is blazing this path with The Green Lodge Goddess Gathering.
Once each month, with dates currently scheduled through June 2017 at the Vali Soul Sanctuary in Boulder, healers from all over the world are invited to enrich the lives of the women at the Green Lodge Goddess Gatherings. The theme, though always centered around indigenous Earth Medicine, changes each month, so ladies are encouraged to attend as many as possible to build upon previous teachings. While the theme may change, Maggie insists that one thing is for certain,
“Participants can expect that Loren, the house Kundalini instructor, will push them and enhance their moon flow by giving them specific sound currents and mantras to open up the neural pathways and promote healing.”
Regular attendee, Danielle Webster shared her thoughts about the most recent gathering,
“I have to say, smoking indoors in a public space is really cool. It’s even cooler to do this in a space with a bunch of other lady stoners who are coming together to use cannabis in a thoughtful and lackadaisical way. It’s not just about getting stoned, it’s about connecting through the use of cannabis to relax everyone and make them more comfortable in the environment.”
More women are using cannabis to enhance their beauty routine with night creams and bath bombs loaded with THC or CBD. Since you can’t legally toke up in a spa yet, I wanted to do a little in home experiment combining cannabis and crystals to make my own Stoned Spa experience.
Not many people dispute the medicinal properties of cannabis, but Crystal Healing still has some convincing to do on a national level. Crystals have a high rate of vibration so they are utilized widely in modern technology. There are liquid crystal diodes in calculators and the very phone you may be reading this on. They also are used in credit cards, fiber-optic phone lines, and laser technology. Crystals literally power our lives. If we could see the energy fields that make up each and everything, including us, we would all be carrying around crystals to protect and amplify our energy fields. Crystals have their own energy fields and the Crystal Kingdom began on earth before the plant kingdom, so they have a deeper healing property than we have yet to fully discover. Plus who doesn’t love feeling a little witchy?
Using cannabis topicals on your skin can deliver many anti aging benefits by combating wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. Cannabinoids, like CBD, are also known to have amazing anti inflammatory properties. Now you can bring your own spa into your bathroom by making a simple trip to the dispensary and your local metaphysical store. To get the full spa experience you will of course need candles and some crystals. To take it to the next level, I like to use a Malachite Bath Soak which charges the water with the healing properties of the crystals. Malachite is an extremely powerful metaphysical stone and is used for deep energy clearing. So if you have had, “one of those days” you are going to make this your new night-time ritual.
2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel from Plant or Organic from Store
1 Tablespoon of finely ground cannabis flowers
For the Bath:
Dry Body Brush
Malachite Bath Soak
Heavenly Hash Bath By Mary Jane’s Medicinals
Bath Bomb of your choice (I love the CBD Lavender ones from Dank Essence)
A nicely rolled Joint, Blunt, Bowl
Time to relax
Mix the face mask ingredients into small bowl and stir until desired consistency is reached. Paint onto face avoiding eyes and hairline, letting mask dry while in the bath. Starting the bath water, add in the Malachite and Hash Bath satchel while the water is still running. While waiting for the bath to fill gently take the body brush and start gently dry brushing your skin.
Dry Brushing helps shed dead skin cells and encourages new cell renewal, leaving your skin more radiant as soon as you start brushing.
The Malachite will turn the water a mermaid green color. Step in and slowly start to dunk the bath bomb. I usually let it sit in my hand and float it around creating a circle. Then sit back and relax!
For an added healing element you can use a variety of mantras to dissolve blocks and let go of any unwanted tension. Being in a malachite bath is a PERFECT time to meditate and light up your joint! By now you are prob in a very relaxed state. If you are like me and enjoy mid afternoon baths, I would grab a sativa or sativa-dominant hybrid strain like Strawberry Cough, Durban Poison, Ghost Train Haze or Lambs Bread. Otherwise those night baths are a perfect pairing with an indica strain like Grand Daddy Purple, Violator Kush, G-13 or Bubba Kush. Once you are done with your smoke, gently lower your head into the bath soaking your hair and rubbing the charcoal and cannabis mask off. Keep a warm wash cloth next to you and gently wipe away any remaining pieces of the mask.
To complete your experience, pamper your body with almond oil or a CBD topical salve to give your skin that last little bit of glow. Store your extra mask, if any, in your fridge and use within 3 days.
Attending the Green Goddess Gathering was something I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I didn’t know what to expect because I wasn’t entirely sure what it was about, or what would happen, but I ended up learning a lot without learning about anything specifically.
I entered the environment really tired and exhausted after a long day. The initial community getting to know one another was nice as you get to talk to fellow girls that came as well as take part in the communal passing of the peace pipe as well as indulging in some cannabis samples that were supplied from guest vendors.
I have to say, smoking indoors in a public space is really cool. It’s even cooler to do this in a space with a bunch of other lady stoners who are coming together to use cannabis in a thoughtful and lackadaisical way. It’s not just about getting stoned, it’s about connecting through the use of cannabis to relax everyone and make them more comfortable in the environment.
It’s amazing what a little bit of safe space, and some like minded women can do to your soul. I felt like anything I were to do or say would be accepted, and that feeling takes you far places. We all learned beautiful mantras taught to us by a Kundalini Yoga master, Loren. These not only were peaceful but pushed us past our limits. Slight movements and isometric movements, combined with chants and sounds can do so much for your spiritual body and mind.
We all were together chanting, moving, and holding our bodies. Loren pushed us as we did forms of yoga ‘exercises’ we’ve never done before and as a team we all learned how hard it is to sit still. Certain chants made us laugh together, others made us cry, but overall we all felt 100% more connected than when we had began the gathering.
With intermittent weed smoking and endless hugs, we all ended the class with a gift exchange. Seriously, what more could women want besides bud, hugs, and presents??? Put on by woman boss Maggie Murphy, this goddess gathering was truly inspirational and I can definitely say that the peaceful and calming energy of sitting and tuning in can provide you more energy than you ever thought possible. I left feeling re-charged, happier, and having a better state of mind than when I entered.
How many people have seen images of bongs, pipes, and joints out in the wide open space that it makes some part of you long to be in the frame? I won’t lie, by the time we pack up two kids and essentials for a hike 7 times out of 10 , we forget to get the cannabis. Now with the many ways to consume, such edibles and vaporizers you can get stoned on the go in all your favorite places while grabbing that Instagram worthy photo.
Check out my list of 7 of my favorite places to tune in and connect with Mother Nature!