Happy New Year!

I hope it is off to a wonderful start and that you enjoyed some great time with family, friends, and loved ones over the holidays.

I love the holiday season . . . from the winter solstice, to my birthday on the 24th, and through the new year . . . for me it feels like a magical time that I always long to savor.

Every holiday season seems to have it’s own charm. This year Chris and I kept things pretty low key. We spent a lot of time at home, clearing space, watching shows on Netflix, chatting, and simply enjoying time together. And the recent cold spell made staying home even more inviting.

While I have always loved this time of the year, I have not always been a big fan of the winter season.

If you live in a northern climate, you know what I’m talking about when I say that winter can be a pretty uncomfortable; from the cold to the snow to the fewer hours of sunlight, the slower pace that my body craves, and the surfacing of deeper emotions.

For so long, my way of dealing with my winter angst was to try to stay active or avoid the cold by traveling to a warmer climate for an extended getaway.

Yes, those great ways to keep our spirits up in the midst of winter, but what I didn’t realize was that I was fighting my own natural natural rhythm and creative cycles. I wasn’t listening to my body or my spirit.

Winter truly is a season of magic. It is one that calls us into stillness and creates space for inner discovery and creative inspiration. It opens our hearts to our deepest truths and desires. It awakens vision and nourishes us on all levels so that in spring we feel ready to take inspired action.

In this week’s episode of Rooted Life Radio I share some thoughts and ideas that will hopefully inspire you to fall in love with winter too! Listen here:

Here’s the painting I reference in this week’s episode . . .

Wishing you a lovely holiday week!

xoxo, Lori

P.S. Have you been finding yourself doing a little space clearing and re-creating your home to support your New Year’s intentions? You may enjoy the 12-day Create Your Own Soul Sanctuary Guided Journey. It will inspire you to sink into your space and fall in love with how it supports you to create your life in 2018! Begin your journey here: https://loriaandrus.com//soulsanctuary/

Other Programs (and an e-book) You May Enjoy . . . 

​Now Available . . . The Sacred Art of Smudging E-BOOK​​.

Smudging is a simple yet powerful ritual for energetically clearing your space.

Smudging lightens the mood, lifts heavy energy, and creates a sense of sacred space.

This gorgeous 41-page e-book will . . .

  • Teach you how to smudge (both your home and yourself)
  • Share the benefits of smudging
  • Introduce you to nearly 20 different types of smudge
  • Show you step by step how to harvest sacred plants and create your own smudge bundles.

Download now.

Coming this Spring . . . The Journey Jewels Guide Certification Program.

Journey Jewels Guide Certification is a 6-month program where you will discover how to work with ancient shamanic practices and mother earth’s most sacred treasures to carefully select unique and empowering combinations of crystals and stones to create life-changing crystal medicine objects.

This is a practitioner level program designed for shamans, healers, massage therapists, crystal healers, priestesses, artists, and other creatives walking a spiritual path looking to bring a new level of expertise to their sacred work and relationship with the crystalline realms.

Program next begins in March, 2018. Learn more

Or check out all of my programs on the new PROGRAMS page!