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:: Shine ::

Happy Lion's Gate, peeps! This is one of the most powerful, transformative days of the year. The Sun, the star Sirius, and the Pyramids of Giza are all in alignment right now! This alignment creates an opening between the physical and spiritual worlds. This is truly an auspicious, divine, otherworldly celestial event, as these Infinite Energies enable us to carry a greater Light.

During the Lion's Gate, we're able to easily travel through different dimensions and anchor higher frequencies. Now is the time to embrace and invite in a willingness to open to your specific soul/spiritual mission, and allow that to come to you. Sirius' energy allows us to awaken to higher more powerful frequencies that enables us to accelerate our consciousness into the higher realms. Embrace the divine frequencies being showered up on us by opening your heart and leaning into the Unknown.  Right now, we are in a constant stream of new energies being downloaded to us from our Infinite Universe. It enables us to activate and tap in to the infinite potential of our Being.

Today, how can you just receive all of this? There is no need to do anything but be open and allowing.

We have been through an intense summer.... I know you know. I want to talk about self-care through stressful, challenging times. Self-care is such a buzzword these days, and the all the hype and hashtags can cause separation and stress. Am I caring for myself correctly? Will that new face mask make me feel better? Ok, I've slathered oil/lotion all over myself... now what? Why isn't this thing that everyone loves working for me?  (All things I have thought.)

For me, self-care isn't just about pleasure and indulging in things that make me feel good, like the blogs and listicles will have you believe. It's doing things for myself that support my well-being that aren't quite so glamorous. And, I often have a lot of resistance to it! Cleaning my apartment often gives me a lot of joy, but when it's hot AF out and I'm exhausted from all these retrogrades and eclipses, it's the last thing I want to do. But clutter and dust are magnets for low-vibrational energies, and while it's easier to do nothing sometimes, it just perpetuates those 'blah' or irritated feelings.

Getting down to basics is something that is also really supportive, especially when things feel out of control and/or overwhelming. But since they are such easy things, things that everyone knows, I have a tendency to ignore and dismiss them. Things like, drinking a full glass of water first thing in the morning. Checking in with my breath when I feel challenged, and consciously taking in more oxygen. Making sure I take my flower essences and elixirs daily (this is not a challenge - I just forget! It's so cliche but I actually forget to take my own medicine 🙈). Grounding daily and calling in protective energy fields before I leave the house. Sometimes getting down to basics is enormously helpful and refreshing. Humans need air, earth, fire and water. Which one(s) do you need more of right now?

Since flowers and herbs are my thing, and are how the Universe/Spirit expresses itself to and through me, I want to share some flower essences and medicines that ease stress, trauma and anxiety.

Flower Essences
Star of Bethlehem – The remedy for the after-effects of shock and clearing trauma.
Black-eyed Susan – A powerful essence for unlocking areas of old trauma or pain.  It reaches into the past to create a new lineage and heal familial rifts. It clears karma and heals anger and guilt.
Elm – When you feel overwhelmed, depressed, and/or exhausted.
Cherry Blossom – Fills the heart with optimism and enthusiasm. It helps us rediscover the beauty and goodness of life, and release the negativity and darkness surrounding us.
Yarrow – Clears your energy fields, creates White Light personal boundary protection.
Rose – Opens and heals the heart. Rose amplifies the love we carry inside our hearts, for ourselves and for all expressions of the universe.

Flower essences are light medicine that work on the vibrational levels. It is subtle, yet powerful energy medicine that addresses imbalances in our energetic fields and bring us to a state of wholeness. They are perfectly paired with all types of herbal medicine, healing and/or therapy. Flower essences work best when taking 3-4 drops, 3 or 4 times a day. I offer many of these in my Apothecary, and I also recommend One Willow Apothecaries or FES essences. (And on August 23rd, if you are in the area, I am teaching a class on how to make your own essences at BreadxButta's storefront!)

Herbal Medicine
Motherwort – calming, protective, fortifying
Skullcap – soothes nerves, grounding, calms the nervous system
St. John’s Wort – mood booster, mild pain reliever
Passionflower – mild pain reliever and sedative
Lemon Balm – light, uplifting, clarifying
Rose – soothes heart and emotions, uplifting, supportive

An quick, easy way to use these plant allies is to make a tea (steeped in hot water for 10 mins) or an infusion (steeped for 4-12 hours). Since it's so hot out these days, I let it cool down and pour it over ice. These all also work well in tinctures, infused honeys, oils or oxymels. Making infusions is one of my favorite forms of self-care! It's really fun to throw in different combinations of herbs using my intuition. 

Ok peeps. I hope you have a beautiful, light-filled day. Remember that all of this is happening for our highest and best good. Surrender when things get tough and allow yourself to move through it however you need to move through it. If you need extra support, please reach out to schedule a 1:1 session or come to a healing circle. I am here to help. 

Upcoming Workshops & Events
Breathwork for the
New Moon

Saturday, August 11th
3:00pm | MINKA brooklyn

If you're ready for a change, ready to let go of pain, stuck energies and old stories, we’ve got you. Learn how to clear your body, chakras and aura and raise your vibration with the life force already inside you.

We'll use this life force to move stuck and stagnant energy in the body. This ancient eastern healing practice allows you to access higher and deeper states of consciousness, connects you with your Higher Self/Spirit, and helps you release baggage and heal at a rapid rate. It's nothing short of alchemy, and it will change your life. Plain and simple!

Flower Alchemy:
Learn how to make your own flower and stone essences

Thursday, August 23rd
7:30pm | BreadxButta storefront

Flower and stone essences work on the vibrational, emotional and mental levels to gently shift any imbalances within our being. They find their way past any barriers or beliefs to bring us into alignment with what and who we truly desire to be. It's the light medicine that gets in through the cracks and opens you up from the inside. If you've worked with such medicine before then you know its healing power - and there is even greater power in creating your own.    

In this workshop, we will learn how to intuitively work with stones, minerals and plants to create customized medicine for ourselves. We will strengthen our connection to our divine, inner knowledge and learn how to commune with the natural world (especially in NYC!). And, you will get to take home a mother essence we'll make in class!

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Tarot @ Afropunk

Sat 8/25 & Sun 8/26
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn

I am so honored and excited to be back at Afropunk this year, offering Tarot readings in MINKA brooklyn's Healing Temple. If you will be at the festival this year, stop by! Readings filled up quickly last year so if you want one, sign up ;)

This month I had the honor of being on Lindsay Mack's Tarot for the Wild Soul podcast and being interviewed by The Chill Times! Click on the images below to listen and read :)
Work with me 1 : 1
Breathwork. Reiki. Intuitive Tarot Readings. 13th Octave LaHoChi. What resonates with you? Give yourself the gift of healing. The gift of release and self-care.  It's the most important investment you'll ever make.

No matter where you are, I am here to support you. Learn more.
What others are saying...
"I love Ostara Apothecary medicines and essences! My seasonal remedy duo keeps my immune system up and my body healthy. They both taste delicious! I know exactly what’s in these medicines and that makes me happy. I take my flower essences daily, I believe they have been helping me on a vibrational level and with internal healing. Jordan is lovely, she definitely pours her love into her work!” — S.M.

“I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful session yesterday. Your lightworking is so powerful and cosmic. I’m still in awe over what I experienced throughout our session. You helped me move through intense, deep blocks of energy that I wasn’t even aware were still an issue. I feel so much lighter, more connected and aligned — just beautiful plant medicines and lightworking. I can’t recommend your work enough!” — A.G.

"I admire Jordan’s creative intersections of different healing modalities and her honesty about her healing process. What really made me invest in a session was how she explained this service on her website. I was searching for an energy clearing session and I had several options to chose from, but this was most culturally relevant to me... Unlike other healers I have encountered, she helped to draw forth THE DEEPEST of the deep wounds. 

I am glad she helped me to complete an integral part in my healing. Prior to the healing, I was in a daze and vibrating at some of the lowest vibrational state possible. But after it, I was able to see Jordan in all of her Highest Self glory. I literally kept saying ‘I see you’. Like her eyes even looked different. I was able to see her as the Spiritual leader she definitely is... I am beyond grateful for what she advised for me to do. I will definitely book her and refer her to those who are seeking to heal. THANK YOU!" — E.D.
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