This hoop is absolutely mesmorizing and music is quiet calming


Choose to be happy. Choose to see things positively. Every decision we make is one we cannot get back, so choose wisely. Life truly is what you make of it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin | More on Instagram!
Sometimes it’s good to just live life silently. Pay attention to your thoughts as they come and go, and reflect upon your feelings. Sometimes being overly social can offset our inner peace.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
One cannot keep secrets from oneself, no matter how hard one tries. You may currently be doing things a certain way and telling your conscious mind that it is correct, however, your deeper self can always tell the difference. Your deeper self can see through all lies you may tell yourself. Thus, banish all secrets that you keep. Be completely open and truthful towards who you are.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Tips for Cultivating Calmness

1. Try and develop a calm morning ritual instead of starting the day off in a stressful rush.

2. Notice how you tend to automatically respond to a stressful or irritating person or event.

3. Decide to not take things personally; be the kind of person who it’s hard to offend.

4. Develop an attitude of gratitude – and decide to be thankful for the little things in life.

5. Develop healthy ways of coping with stress (as stress is an inevitable part of life.)

6. Single task instead of multitasking (as it leads to fewer mistakes in the end.)

7. Make more time for quiet and reduce the constant noise.

Clarity Spell

Moving forward with our intentions requires clarity. Clarity is a combination of focus and understanding. When we know what we want and why we want it, it becomes easier to devise a plan and to move forward with intention. Here is a simple spell that can be performed anytime to aid clarity.

You Will Need

  1. A bowl of water
  2. A pinch of rosemary
  3. A white candle in a safe holder

If it is part of your practice, cast a circle. As you sit with your ingredients before you, centre yourself. Ground yourself in the present moment by focusing on your breath, the sensations of your body, and your connection to the earth.

Place the bowl of water before you and sprinkle the rosemary across the surface. Light the candle and place it behind the bowl so its light reflects in the water.

Gaze into the water and watch the candle flicker along its surface. Empty your mind of thoughts. You may acknowledge a thought as it comes to you, but do not dwell on it. Instead, allow it to pass on, clearing your mind.

Recite the following with intention:

Flickering candle
On water tranquil
End obscurity
Grant me clarity

When finished, extinguish the candle and pour the water and rosemary in your garden or outside.

Rosemary: associated with the sun and fire; it enhances mental prowess
White candle: divination and healing


Woke up to a withered fire, quietly put on all my layers of clothing. I ventured out in the cold spring air up to a small plateau behind the cabin, while following a fox’s trail in the undisturbed sprinkle of snow that fell during the night. The hoot of a wood-pigeon was the only sound to be heard for miles while I witnessed the sun return. If only all days could begin like this.