LisaSMcKnight

December 2019

“It is a provision of the spiritual world that every real spiritual fact appears in the script of the starry heavens” 

~Rudolph Steiner, 12 December 1910

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In This Newsletter

  • December Blog: The Three Bodies
  • Invitation to Join Shakti Lounge on Facebook
  • Invitation to Join Shakti Circle Classes
  • Invitation to Skincare Class via Zoom
  • Stardust Skincare Offer
  • Magical Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • Other offerings – don’t forget to download your Free eWorkbook

The Three Bodies.

Recently during a brainstorming session one of my mentors asked me “what do you do”?  I know that I am supposed to be able to describe this in a sentence or two, so here goes:

I am here to help people connect their Physical, Astral and Causal bodies because this will raise consciousness on our planet.

What I do is a living thing, it grows and changes as I deepen my knowledge through education and working with mentors. So I’m unpacking it here knowing it will still be growing and evolving as I do.

In Ayurveda school, I learned about our three bodies.  I had heard something like this in the faith I was raised in so there was some resonance.  There is definitely something to be said for hearing a thing in different ways!  Eventually, something will resonate!  This is what happened for me with Vedic Science.  I went on to study Vedic Astrology and more pieces of the puzzle fell into place and now as I study Kundalini Yoga I find even more congruency, more weaving of the three together into a beautiful offering.  I am deeply fulfilled by this study. It is my Dharma and pleasure to invite you into my world for a few moments to share the basis of my work and why I do what I do.

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“THE SHAKTI CIRCLE”

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Join us in the SHAKTI CIRCLE Wednesday evenings in December at 7pm CST.

No Class December 25th

On-Line Via Zoom

  • Ayurvedic self-care
  • Vedic Astrology Foundations
  • Moon Rituals with Kundalini yoga

The Shakti Circle is a weekly class series that focuses on Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and the Moon phases.

Finding your Soul Purpose is a huge responsibility.  Sometimes it can feel overwhelming because we are either not aware of, or prepared to do the work required to manifest our path.  This is the challenge in just finding out what your Soul Purpose is without having the tools to work with it.  There are processes to support you on this journey.  I help Empathic Women discover their Soul Purpose and develop Rituals for supporting their entire process to live it, using the ancient sciences of Ayurveda, Jyotish and Kundalini Yoga.

This is a complete system that is designed to support the awakening of your Shakti so that you can begin to walk your Dharmic path. If you want to live your Soul Purpose and you are feeling confused, or frustrated, or if you simply want support developing a ritual around your personal process, join my Shakti Circle for extra support on your Dharmic Path.

 Please Contact Me For SignUp Details: 

Lisa@lisasmcknight.com

Skincare Class!  Join me live via Zoom for the lowdown on skincare and how to make your own.

Monday December 9 at 7:00 pm CST

eMail me at Lisa@lisasmcknight.com for Details

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STARDUST SKINCARE:

This is a Ritual I have only been sharing in my coaching program until now! I have been making my own skincare for years after being constantly disappointed with what’s available out there. I have really sensitive skin and I never found any skincare that worked and believe me, I have invested a lot of money looking!

This photo was taken this year. I am 53 years old. Many of you don’t know that I have been a licensed Cosmetologist for 30 years, so I have tried a lot of products! When I discovered Ayurveda I realized why nothing was working for me. I studied Ayurveda and became a Practitioner because I was so inspired by the high level of self-care on all levels of the body mind and soul. I have also studied aromatherapy, generally and specifically as it applies to Ayurveda so that I can use essential oils with skill.

Most products are full of preservatives and only contain a minute amount of the active ingredient. Yes, now there are many pure and organic lines out there. I have researched and used a lot of them and I always go back to making my own. There is so much beauty and trust in creating them for myself. I use the best ingredients I can find and I keep it simple! And I mix in lots of love, just like cooking food for yourself in a loving way or having someone cook it for you with love; our bodies respond to the energetic quality of everything around us especially when it is ingested orally or through the skin. So, I created this for myself and I wanted the very best. Eventually, I started offering it to clients, because part of my coaching program is learning the importance of hand made, clean, fresh skincare that has an expiration date, and many other self-care techniques. I personally do not want to put anything on my skin that has sat on a shelf for however long and then comes home and sits on my shelf until I use it up. That is a huge part of the problem, so I encourage you to make your own fresh skincare. Think of this the same way you think about food, if you avoid processed food with lots of mystery ingredients, why would you use processed skincare with lots of mystery ingredients?

I would like to emphasize that how you eat is the main factor for beautiful skin. Following the 15 food guidelines, https://lisasmcknight.com/the-sacred-ritual-of-eating/ will give you beautiful skin and then topping that with luscious skincare is the icing on the cake!

I’m doing a free workshop on Saturday, December 7 where I will teach you how to make your own skincare using my special formulations. You will also learn how to use the products and create your own special Skincare Ritual. To register for the workshop PM me and I’ll add you to the list.

If you don’t want to make it yourself, or you have particular skin issues that need special attention, I offer custom packages. This is what you get.

A three month supply of skincare that includes a mild exfoliator, a cleanser, a hydrator, and a moisturizer. Why three months? Because our bodies change with the seasons and the skincare you need right now may not be what you need in three months, therefore I encourage you to evaluate your skincare with every change of season.

This package comes with a 30-minute skincare consultation with me where I evaluate your specific needs using Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. From there I will create a custom formula for you and hand-make your skincare with love! If this sounds like an investment you would like to make in yourself, simply go to my website and purchase the skincare package. When I see your order I will send you a link to my calendar to set up your consultation. Here is a link https://lisasmcknight.com/skincare/

Whether you choose to do a custom consult with me or attend my free workshop to learn how to make your own, I do encourage you to invest in yourself by using fresh hand made skincare that is filled with love and nourishment

SKINCARE PACKAGE

A Three Month supply of Skincare that includes:

  1. Mild Exfoliator
  2. Cleanser
  3. Hydrator
  4. Moisturizer

Why three months?  Because our bodies change with the seasons and the skincare you need right now may not be what you need in three months, therefore I encourage you to evaluate your skincare with every change of season. This package comes with a 30-minute Skincare Consultation with me where I evaluate your specific needs using Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology.  From there I will create a custom formula for you and Hand Make your Skincare with Love!

When I see your order I will send you a link to my calendar to set up your consultation.

MAGICAL HOT CHOCOLATE

The holidays can be stressful and sometimes we just want a warm blanket on our nervous system.  Try my favorite hot chocolate recipe

For years I lived with chronic stress. As an empath, I have a very sensitive nervous system. I also have a lot of earth, water, and fire in my body so I am always trying to find ways to pacify one without aggravating others!  Earth and water tend to need stimulation, Fire needs cooling and calming and Air needs warming and grounding! I love Ashwagandha because it is an Adaptogen, helping the body adapt to both mental and physical stress. It has even been shown to help repair and reverse damage to the brain caused by anxiety and stress. Energetically, it is heavy and heating, so great to pacify Air, but not so great for Earth, Water and Fire especially in the summer!  My nervous system needs grounding today, and I want a treat, so I’m gonna take the Ashwagandha and add Cacao as a stimulant for earth and Water, and the bitter taste for Fire, making it a good substitute for coffee, by the way! As a Nootropic, cacao enhances brain health to help elevate mood, boost learning, memory and it’s anti-aging! I use raw organic cacao. Combining Adaptogens with Nootropics may further boost the effects of both.  I am also adding Cardamom as a delicious Fire pacifying digestive that also helps clear Earth and Water from the stomach. Add a little sweetener to deliver the herbs, Honey for a warming and reducing effect or Organic Cane Sugar for a cooling and building effect. This is why I like to have single herbs and spices on hand instead of premixed blends, I can custom formulate according to my current needs. Here’s my recipe for this Delicious Latte.

2 tsp Raw Organic Cacao powder,

1/2 tsp Ashwagandha

1/8 tsp Cardamom for Pitta/Cinnamon for Vata or Kapha

A small amount of honey for Kapha or organic cane sugar to taste for Vata and Pitta.  You can make this with or without a nut milk of your choice.  Since this is a treat for me today I’m gonna make it fancy!  I do not know if I would recommend dairy milk, I recently read that it interferes with the absorption of the nutrients in cacao.  So I will not be using it with cacao until I further investigate this!  How I feel about dairy, in general, is a topic for another time.

3 ounces of Hot Water

2 ounces warm Almond Milk (I make mine with Raw Organic Almonds)

Add powders and sweetener to the water, froth the almond milk and add to mixture.

Caution:  Ashwagandha is a heating herb.  During the winter months, people with a dominant Pitta constitution can usually get away with using it.  Excellent for anyone who feels cold all the time.

If you would like to learn more about food and herb energetics so that you can do this for yourself, contact me for an Ayurvedic Nutrition Consultation.

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OTHER OFFERINGS:

I offer individual consultations available for the following:

  • Ayurvedic Astrology
  • Ayurveda
  • Vedic Astrology (Jyotish)
  • Beauty Rituals
  • Skincare

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