Dreamcatchers🌙☁️✨ Are Catching On

My mind has been so busy since the beginning of this year. It’s a welcomed kind of busy. As an entrepreneur I’m dedicated to spreading the love of magic, health and wellness. I sincerely 100% know that as long as my mind-body-soul are balanced, then I can accomplish amazing things and many physical things will be attracted to me. I’ve been working out my body, my mind has been planning and preparing for Costa Rica, and my soul is feeling all the warm and fuzzies because I’m super charged with my crystals and how my love for them is inspiring others. The new moon in Capricorn has really launched me into the new year with such abundance!

At the end of 2017, I decided to take a leap into another business opportunity and commitment to education. My mind needed something to create, to imagine and manifest… and so it did. My favorite magic ritual resource on you tube, and online and physical store in Torrance, Sage Goddess, had offered an opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up. There was no question that this opportunity was presented to me as the result of when I asked “what’s next.” The opportunity was a chance to learn about magic ritual throughout ancient cultures and to earn lifetime commissions off of recommendations. This allows me to have the ability to search for and find the perfect stones and other magical tools for others within the stores huge inventory and earn commissions. Essentially I can build a business around this any way I would like. I see a lot of my mommy friends starting up businesses with companies that have a multi level marketing structure. This is unlike those opportunities because there are no minimum purchasing requirements every month. There is an option to purchase the magical courses which are $60 a month for a year, but education last a lifetime! My goal is to earn commissions to pay for my education and magical tools to share with others. I do have the option to build teams to coach others through their business building, so if interested let me know! The best of it all is that I’m doing something I already do and love. I love crystals, sage and magic!

So it was my daughters approaching birthday and I wanted to upcycle and reuse a lot of materials that I was collecting. I crafted up her decorations for her birthday including a one-of-a-kind dream catcher. I have collected her clothes that were my favorite and I had plenty of crafting supplies laying around. It came out gorgeous! I named it “Wild One”. This dream catcher caught the attention of a lot of people in my network. They have never seen a Dreamcatcher like it before. Strangely enough I’ve never made a Dreamcatcher but found that I was in a trance as I was weaving the Dreamcatcher. The final touch was the addition of a quartz crystal that my daughter picked out herself. I feel that a Dreamcatcher is a great place that a crystal can sit. It’s hung above ones head or bed and the crystal chosen could act as a filter for protection or amplification of dreams. I feel this was a unique feature to the dreamcatcher. I wanted to immediately make another one so I offered to make one for any one in my network who was willing to compensate me for my time and materials.

And so I did. This one was called “Dream of Travel”. I was in a trance again as I crafted the beauty. I added charms and trinkets that I was collecting including an Eiffel Tower. I actually visited Sage Goddess headquarters to go live on Facebook and show everyone the process I go through as I picked the perfect stone. This piece was shipped and received by a very happy friend of mine.

The divine creativity just kept flowing. Others began to inquire about how I could create such a piece for them. My current swim fitness client had asked me to make a pair of dream catchers for her granddaughters. The oldest one likes purple and will soon be a teenager in the following years. And the younger one is four years old and loves unicorns. The two sister dream catchers are completely unique but also share many of the same materials that make it up. Just like blood sisters are made up of each parent. I chose tumbled quartz from my local’s farmer market that had rainbows within the stone. Even though they might’ve not of been from SageGoddess.com, the magical practice is still the same. I finished them and saged each one. I can’t wait for these dream catchers to grow with the girls. I wish them inspiration and creativity with in their lives.

And so the Dreamcatcher chronicles continue. When I set the intention to find magical items it’s like my energy attracts them. I found components for future dream catchers to build for others. I will keep building because it makes me happy. I have chatted with my uncle who practices Native American shamanism him and explain to him what I was doing. He reminded me not to purchase dream catchers from China or Korea in mass markets but to make sure that a Dreamcatcher is made with magical intentions and thoughts. Dream catchers are extremely special and magical and unique to each person. As someone who is proud of my Native California roots, I am honored to be the vessel that the divine creativity flows through to create each piece

I have realized that the myth of the dreamcatcher is not as wide spread since I originally wrote this. Here is an excerpt about what a dreamcatcher does and symbolizes.

In Native American culture, a dreamcatcher is a handmade object based on a hoop (traditionally of willow), incorporating a loose net, and decorated with items unique to the particular dreamcatcher. There is a traditional belief that a dreamcatcher filters a person’s dreams, letting through only the good ones. There are related legends.

While dreamcatchers originated in the Ojibwa Nation, during the Pan-Indian Movement of the 1960s and 1970s they were adopted by Native Americans of a number of different nations. Some consider the dream catcher a symbol of unity among the various Indian Nations, and a general symbol of identification with Native American or First Nations cultures. However, other Native Americans have come to see dream catchers as over-commercialized. Non-Indians have also used the dreamcatcher for their own purposes.

Traditionally, the Ojibwa construct dreamcatchers by tying sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame of willow (in a way roughly similar to their method for making snowshoe webbing). The resulting “dream-catcher”, hung above the bed, is used as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. As dreamcatchers are made of willow and sinew, they are not meant to last forever but are intended to dry out and collapse as the child enters the age of wonderment.

The Ojibwa believe that a dreamcatcher changes a person’s dreams. According to Konrad J. Kaweczynski, “Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through. Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.” Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.

Another version from the same article was, “Nightmares pass through the holes and out of the window. The good dreams are trapped in the web, and then slide down the feathers to the sleeping person.”

These conflicting explanations about how a dreamcatcher works may be proof of its antiquity. People keep a symbol because it is traditional, but interpret its meaning in many different ways.

Update:

I made one of the best dream catchers to date. This one is titled “Blue Dream” and was commissioned by my swim client. She is a hippie at heart and wears a tie dye and bohemian patterns to our sessions.

Just listed I have these two unfinished dreamcatchers that need a home. They are part of a series of which the hoop is part of a magical linking set of eight rings. I am continuing to explore the different techniques and push my creative limits.

If you would like to see what I have in inventory please reach out to me at bodybyaudri@gmail.com.

You can purchase any high quality energetic stone from Sage Goddess Here.

Myofascial Release Tools: Review

Myofascial release is a major component of a program for every client. With regular myofascial release, I am able to coach clients through problematic past injuries and straighten hunched backs. This important practice can also save athletes from high performance injuries. What type of tools and how the tool are used varies from client to client. One tool doesn’t work for everyone. Some are simpler and more versatile, while others are specific. I have compiled a list of useful trigger point, and myofascial released tools. These are just standard suggestions and tools I commonly use. After I teach you technique, you can use any tool and benefit from less pain and performance enhancements in your daily life.

*Clicking on the name of the tool will direct you to my Amazon affiliate link of that product. You can purchase exactly what I recommend and personally use.

Trigger Point Foam Roller- As a new momma, I have been relying heavily on my orange gridded roller. They come in different lengths. The grid texture help release deep tissue. I would consider Trigger Point brand as the industry standard. I’ve taken my foam roller outdoors on overnight backpacking adventures to quickly recover at camp. The hollow center makes it easy to strap onto a backpack. When you travel it can go in a suitcase and protect toiletries or other items inside the hollow center.

Trigger Point Massage Ball– I find that it’s nice to sometimes have a ball with some give. The ball is swirled with varying foam densities so that as you roll over your muscles and trigger points, it massages deep fibers.

Lacrosse Ball– My tried and true go-to most versatile trigger point tool. It’s small enough to be left in your car (so you can roll your back while in traffic), a gym bag, and even on the trail backpacking. It’s made of dense rubber and can be a tad intense if used on the hard ground. Some athletes who have dense muscle might need the focal intensity in trouble areas vs a senior with soft tissue who might bruise. Regardless, this is an inexpensive great tool to use.

Soft Large Foam Roller– This is a great beginner foam roller. It is large and not as dense as the trigger point roller. This roller is great for those with softer tissue, beginners, and someone who is just to sore from a workout. There is no texture to it and is long enough to move around on easily.

Dense Large Foam Roller- These are the standard rollers in gyms and in physical therapy. It is lightweight and long enough to be able to move around on . This is meant for someone who needs more pressure than a soft roller and if a gridded trigger point roller is too intense.

Tiger Tails– These are wands with textures or beads to help target large muscles with more focal intensity. These are great for the hamstrings, calves, and quads. Not always a necessity, but if rolling the hamstrings with a large roller isn’t working tiger tails are a great option. If you have help, this can be useful for the hard to reach area where your neck meets your shoulders, the trapezius.

Trigger Point Hamstring Rollers– Clients who are rehabilitating hamstring tears or those who need to gain flexibility will find this tool useful. Can be used for quads and calves as well.

Vibrating Foam Rollers- These once hard to find rollers are starting to be noticed. I would reserve to invest in one like this if you are a athlete or bodybuilder with dense muscles. The vibration really helps the blood flow directing nutrients into the muscles that are sore from recovery.

Rumble Rollers- These rollers look like they came from the medieval times. They are not meant to be for a beginner. Theses are reserved for those who like the pain. Bodybuilders and crossfit folk like to use these to target deep muscle tissue. I just find it annoying to be poked randomly hoping to get a release.

An important fact is that there is a window of opportunity to strength train underactive muscles after releasing overactive muscles. Most of the time I prescribe band resistant training to help correct postural issues or functional movement. Closed bands are used for the lower body while ribbon bands are used for upper body.

Filling The SOUL ❤️

Have you ever heard or can relate to saying “pour your heart and soul into…”. Usually it is said when it has to do with someone or something you are passionate about. You know that feeling, if you can relate, to that burning fire inside the heart space that can flame up into your ears as you hear your heart beat in your head? Yeah, that’s passion. The fire, passion is what drives us conscious humans to be productive in life. For some it might be their health, fitness, a career, a cause and for others it might their family.

Passion comes in shades of flaming colors, brilliant energies, and a wide spectrum of frequencies that can be felt even in the most intimate settings. Passion is what provides the power to drive us. It’s that invisible force that can help spark love amongst the heart space within a relationship. I personally believe a great and lasting relationship is one that each person shares many of the same passions with the other.


I have a passion that drives me to be better parent and to spend time exploring and being in nature, all while inspiring others and working personally with clients. My dear significant other also shares many of the same passions.

 

At the time that I wrote this my love, the father of my child, was adapting to his temporary life in a cast. My soul being constantly poured out, and my physical body and mind was running on empty and on carb fuel.


My body began to suffer or become slightly imbalanced with the donut I had. Geeze, I think I had 2 donuts in one post, just last week. My weight has been fluctuating. I had lost another 5 pounds before Austin (July 2017), but quickly gained it back the time I was there. Don’t even get me started about the lack of time in the gym… I missed my ab class that I was taking.


My mind began to just feel unbalanced too! I was forgetful. I was feeling unorganized but in reality I’d only been getting MORE organized. I have just been going and going, one micro-plan by micro-plan. On top of that things were taking 30 min longer to accomplish. It’s exhausting and I was relying on caffeine so much more than I ever have. I’m was to busy feeding my 7mo old baby and organizing and cleaning to remember to eat. Yeah. My mind was totally imbalanced.

With the MIND and BODY pillars of my being un-blanaced I was left to rely on my soul. The third pillar that I live by. How am I still functioning as a conscious human being? My soul. What drives my soul… My passions. Who or what is my passion? My lil family, my health, and helping my clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Every one of my passions I “pour my heart and soul into”.

When I am pouring and pouring and pouring, what fills the cup of my soul? My passion is the fire that warms up the cup and whatever love that fills it. This past weekend I relied on my friends, to fill my cup, my soul, with love and happiness. The contents of the cup is to only be warmed by my passion and to be poured out my family, and clients. This is how I function, and have been conscious of this for years. How do you manage your spiritual energy? It’s definitely part of your overall health.

@22ness is one of my besties. For over 15 years she has been someone who has always made me smile and laugh. Just being goofy with these two in such a fun environment helped me fill my cup, my soul.


My spiritual health has improved and strengthened through this experience. I have collected many stones that also help with my energy, aura, or vibes. The soul needs to be in good working condition if the other pillars are crumbling. I use the energy to help rebuild what has crumbled. My BODY will once again improve functioning with a clean diet because it’s an imbedded passion of mine to eat whole, organic, local and non-GMO foods. My MIND will begin to refocus after I am in a place where I can feel surrounded by nature.

Keeping the cup of my soul filled will ultimately help me keep the passion in my heart worth burning strong. I have to give credit to one very kind soul I met years ago that explained this to me. It’s been my go to mantra to imagine and meditate on this concept.

Maybe this post helps inspire you, the reader, to realize what fills your cup and what fuels the flame that keeps it warm.

Audri aims to live by the 3 pillars of Mind Body Soul. She believe and works by the notion that anyone can get control and manifest what they want in life. Join her Fitness Facebook page Body By Audri or her new soulf-ful, conscious spirituality Facebook page Audri the Alchemist- Mystery School.