CategoriesEducational Energy Clearing & Feng Shui

Year of the Dragon

Welcome to this fortnight’s blog, where we’ll be diving into the realm of the Chinese zodiac! Last weekend, we bid farewell to the Water Rabbit, and ushered in the dynamic energy of the majestic Wood Dragon. Today we’ll be exploring the significance, traits, and blessings of the Chinese Year of the Dragon in all its fiery glory. So let’s get started…

Unveiling the Dragons Mystique

In Chinese culture, the Dragon is seen as a symbol of power, strength, and good fortune. Unlike its Western counterpart, the Chinese Dragon is not a fearsome creature but a benevolent force associated with prosperity and auspiciousness. As we enter the Year of the Dragon, we are invited to embrace its dynamic energy and harness its transformative power to pursue our dreams and aspirations.

The Dragon’s Personality

Those born in the years 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and of course new arrivals in 2024 are all Dragons. But what does this tell us about their personalities? Well, just like the mythical creature itself, individuals born in the Year of the Dragon are known for their boldness, charisma, and larger-than-life personalities. They possess an innate magnetism that draws others to them and a fiery spirit that fuels their ambition and determination. With their sharp intellect and fearless attitude, Dragons fearlessly conquer challenges and blaze their own trails, inspiring awe and admiration wherever they go.

Dragons are also known for their passion, enthusiasm, and zest for life. They approach every endeavor with boundless energy and unwavering confidence, refusing to be confined by limitations or setbacks. With their natural leadership abilities and pioneering spirit, Dragons often inspire others to follow their lead.

Unsure of your Chinese Zodiac animal? Take a quick Google.

Change and Transformation

So what does the Year of the Dragon mean for the rest of us? The Dragon’s fiery nature is synonymous with change and transformation, making the Year of the Dragon an ideal time for personal growth and reinvention. Just as the mythical creature sheds its old skin to embrace a new one, we too are encouraged to release the past and embrace the infinite possibilities that lie ahead. Whether it’s embarking on a new career path, pursuing a passion project, or cultivating meaningful relationships, the Year of the Dragon invites us to step into our power and embrace change with courage and conviction. If you’ve been thinking about making a change, this is a great year to go for it!

Creativity flows effortlessly in the presence of the Dragon’s boundless energy, making the Year of the Dragon a perfect time for artistic endeavors and innovation. Inspired by the Dragon’s fearless spirit, we are encouraged to think outside the box, explore new ideas, and express ourselves authentically. Whether it’s through music, art, literature, or technology, the Year of the Dragon empowers us to unleash our creative potential.

Despite their fierce reputation, Dragons are incredibly noble creatures with a strong sense of justice and integrity. In the Year of the Dragon, we are reminded of the importance of unity, compassion, and empathy in building a harmonious society. Just as the Dragon’s strength lies in its ability to unite diverse elements, we too are called to bridge divides, celebrate diversity, and cultivate a sense of belonging within our communities.

So, as we embark on this exhilarating journey through the Chinese Year of the Dragon, may we embrace its fiery spirit with open hearts and minds. Whether we’re chasing our dreams, embracing change, or nurturing our creativity, let us draw inspiration from the Dragon’s boundless energy and fearlessly pursue our passions with courage and conviction. Together, let us soar to new heights and create a world filled with prosperity, harmony, and boundless possibilities. Let us know in the comments how you intend to use the Dragon energy this year.

Team Quest

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CategoriesEducational Energy Clearing & Feng Shui Spirituality Uncategorized

New Year, New Energy

Hello there, wonderful souls!

As we bid farewell to the past year and welcome the bright possibilities of 2024, there’s a tangible sense of renewal in the air. It’s the perfect time to hit the reset button, align our energies, and embark on a journey of positive transformation. Here at Quest, we’re all about embracing the new year with open hearts and open minds, ready to infuse our lives with fresh energy and vibrant vibrations. In this blog, we’ll share our top tips for inviting in new positive energy this year.

Setting Intentions for a Radiant Year

If you haven’t already, take a little time for yourself to set your intentions for 2024. What energies do you want to attract? What positive changes would you like to manifest in your life? Whether it’s love, abundance, or inner peace, our spiritual haven is stocked with a variety of tools to help you channel your intentions and amplify your desires.

Crystals: Nature’s Energy Amplifiers

Our regulars will know that our shop is adorned with an array of beautiful crystals. Each carrying its own unique energy and purpose. From the grounding vibes of black tourmaline to the soothing properties of amethyst. Crystals are like nature’s batteries, ready to charge you up with positivity and balance. Why not pop in and explore our crystal collection and find the perfect companion for your 2024 journey around the sun.

Scented Sanctuary: Aromatherapy for the Soul

Take a second to imagine walking into a space filled with the soothing scents of lavender, and the uplifting essence of neroli. Smells heavenly doesn’t it? Well, our wide selection of incense, essential oils, and aromatherapy candles are the perfect way to create this serene atmosphere in your home. So this new year, why not transform your living space into a sanctuary of tranquility and invite the positive energies to flow effortlessly with the power of aromatherapy.

Tarot and Oracle Guidance

Curious about what the future holds? Our tarot and oracle decks are here to offer guidance and insights. Whether you’re seeking answers or simply want to tap into your intuition, these divination tools can be powerful companions on your journey to self-discovery. We also have the fabulous Pauline and Steve, our resident tarot readers, available for 1:1 readings.

Mindful Living with Gratitude and Meditation

Elevate your well-being with gratitude and meditation. Our collection includes books, journals, and guided meditation CD’s to help you cultivate a centered and grounded state of being. It’s the perfect way to start your mornings or unwind after a busy day.

Workshops and Courses

At Quest, we believe in the power of community. Join us for workshops, events, and gatherings designed to uplift and connect like-minded souls. Share your experiences, learn from others, and celebrate the beautiful journey of self-discovery together. We’ve posted all of our 2024 events below!

As we venture into 2024, let’s embark on this new chapter with a spirit of openness and positivity. Embrace the opportunities for growth, surround yourself with uplifting energies, and trust that this year holds the potential for amazing transformations.

Here’s to a year filled with love, light, and boundless positive energy!

With gratitude and good vibes,

Team Quest

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Navigating the Menopause: A Spiritual Perspective

Menopause is a profound and transformative phase in a woman’s life. Beyond the physical changes and hormonal shifts, it’s an opportunity for spiritual growth and self-discovery. In this blog, we’ll explore menopause from a spiritual standpoint, shedding light on how this transition can be embraced and empowered with mindfulness, self-compassion, and holistic well-being (all the things we do best here at Quest).

  1. Embrace the Divine Feminine: Menopause signifies a shift from the fertile, child-bearing years to a new phase of life. It’s a time to embrace and honor the divine feminine energy within. This transition can be viewed as a spiritual initiation, where wisdom and intuition become your guiding lights. Practices like meditation, journaling, and connecting with your inner self can help you tap into this sacred feminine energy.
  2. Embracing Change: Change is the only constant in life, and menopause is no exception. Embracing this change with grace and acceptance is a spiritual practice in itself. Recognise that it’s an opportunity to shed what no longer serves you, just as trees shed their leaves in autumn. Let go of preconceived notions about aging and embrace the wisdom that comes with it.
  3. Mindful Awareness: Mindfulness is a powerful tool during menopause. It helps you stay present and attuned to your body and emotions. As you navigate through hormonal fluctuations, mindfulness can ease symptoms like mood swings and hot flushes. Incorporate mindfulness practices into your daily routine, such as deep breathing exercises, yoga, or walking meditation.
  4. Connecting with Your Body: Your body is the temple of your spirit. Menopause is an invitation to nurture it more than ever. Explore holistic health practices like herbal remedies, acupuncture, aromatherapy and Reiki to support your physical and emotional well-being. Listen to your body’s cues and provide it with the care and nourishment it deserves. You can find your local Reiki practitioners here.
  5. Rituals and Ceremonies: Creating rituals or ceremonies around menopause can be a beautiful way to mark this transition spiritually. Lighting a candle, performing a self-blessing, or holding a sacred ceremony with friends and family can help you honour this significant milestone. It’s a way to acknowledge the wisdom and strength you’ve gained throughout your life journey.
  6. Self-Compassion: Menopause can be challenging, in every sense. Self-compassion is a key spiritual practice during this time. Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you’d offer family or friends going through a similar experience. Be patient with yourself, and know that it’s okay to seek support if you need to.
  7. Exploring Inner Wisdom: Menopause often brings introspection and a deeper connection to your inner self. Take this time to explore your inner wisdom and intuition. Journaling, meditation, and dream analysis can help you tap into the profound insights that emerge during this phase.
  8. Healing from Within: Many women find that menopause brings up unresolved emotional issues from the past. It’s an opportunity for healing and releasing emotional baggage. Seek support from a therapist or counsellor if needed, and consider energy healing practices like Reiki or chakra balancing to release stagnant energy and promote emotional well-being. You might even like to consider Reiki 1 training, as it’s all about self-healing.
  9. Embracing New Passions: As you enter this new phase of life, you may discover new passions and interests. Embrace them wholeheartedly. Whether it’s art, travel, volunteering, or learning a new skill, these pursuits can infuse your life with purpose and joy.
  10. Building a Supportive Community: Finally, surround yourself with a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Join women’s circles, spiritual groups, or online communities where you can share your experiences, learn from others, and offer your wisdom to those who are also on this transformative journey.

Menopause is a spiritual awakening, a journey of self-discovery, and an opportunity to connect with your inner wisdom and divine feminine energy. Embrace it with open arms, knowing that this phase of life is filled with growth, healing, and empowerment. As you navigate the menopausal journey, remember to nurture your body, mind, and spirit, and seek support and guidance from your spiritual community and holistic practices. In doing so, you’ll find that menopause can be a deeply spiritual and fulfilling experience.

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Whether you are looking for mindfulness products, holisitic alternatives or a little compassion, here at Quest we more than have you covered. Our team are all incredibly compassionate and are here to help in whatever way we can. Below we’ve selected a couple of products that you might find useful during this transformational time. Don’t forget you can always pop in or give us a call if you are looking for something specific and we’ll do our best to help.

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CategoriesEnergy Clearing & Feng Shui Moon Phases Tips & Advice

Full Moon

Ah, the full moon—the celestial jewel that graces our night skies with its radiant glow. Its allure goes beyond its luminous beauty; it touches something deep within us, awakening a primal connection to the cosmos. For centuries, people have honored this enchanting celestial event with rituals that range from the simple to the elaborate, all in a quest to harness its mystical energy. With the next full moon arriving on 31st August, today we’ll dive into the captivating world of full moon rituals, exploring their origins, significance, and explain how you can create your own magical moments under this full moon’s radiant light.

The Origins of Full Moon Rituals:

Full moon rituals have a rich and diverse history, rooted in ancient traditions from cultures around the world. They often stem from the belief that the full moon is a powerful symbol of transformation and completion. In many cultures, it marks a time of heightened energy and spiritual significance.

Honoring the Cycle of Life:

One common theme in full moon rituals is the idea of cycles. The moon, with its phases waxing and waning, mirrors the cyclical nature of life. Full moon rituals are often a way to acknowledge these natural rhythms and connect with the ebb and flow of existence. They can serve as a reminder of the impermanence of all things and the ever-present opportunity for renewal and growth.

Setting Intentions:

One popular practice during full moon rituals is setting intentions. This involves taking some time to reflect on your goals, desires, and aspirations. Under the full moon’s radiant light, you can write down these intentions, infusing them with the moon’s energy. This ritual is a way to focus your energy and intention on what you want to manifest in your life.

Cleansing and Releasing:

Just as the full moon shines its light, illuminating the darkness, it’s also seen as a time to release what no longer serves you. This could be negative emotions, old habits, or anything that’s holding you back. Some people perform rituals like burning a piece of paper with what they want to let go of written on it, symbolising the act of releasing.

Connecting with Nature:

Many full moon rituals emphasise a connection with the natural world. Whether it’s taking a moonlit walk in the forest, meditating under the stars, or simply gazing up at the moon, these rituals invite you to be present in the moment and appreciate the beauty and wonder of the universe.

How to Create Your Own Full Moon Ritual:

The beauty of full moon rituals is that they can be highly personalised. You can create a ritual that resonates with you and reflects your spiritual beliefs and intentions. Here are some steps to get you started:

  1. Choose a Location: Decide where you want to perform your ritual. It could be in your garden, by a body of water, or even in a quiet room at home with a clear view of the moon.
  2. Set the Mood: Create a serene atmosphere with candles, incense, or calming music. You want to be in a relaxed state of mind.
  3. Reflect and Set Intentions: Take some time to reflect on what you want to achieve or release. Write down your intentions or thoughts in a journal.
  4. Perform Your Ritual: This could involve meditation, visualisation, chanting, or any other activity that resonates with you. You might want to incorporate crystals, herbs, or other symbolic elements.
  5. Express Gratitude: Finish your ritual by expressing gratitude for the moon’s energy and any insights or clarity you’ve gained.

Full moon rituals are a beautiful way to connect with the cosmos, honour the cycles of life, and set intentions for the future. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or a newcomer to the world of lunar rituals, the magic of the full moon is available to all who are willing to embrace it. So, the next time you find yourself bathed in the gentle glow of the full moon, consider taking a moment to create your own magical ritual and let the moonlight guide your intentions and dreams.

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As always, here at Quest we have all your essentials covered. We’ve selected a number of our favourite lunar products below, but if you are after something more specific, please do get in touch.

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The New Moon

Welcome to this fortnights blog…the New Moon. Together, we will explore the magic of the lunar world and learn how to harness the New Moon’s energy (the next New Moon occurs on Wednesday 16th August). 🌑✨ Whether you’re an avid lunar expert or a curious soul, our blog will guide you through the lunar phases, and the beauty that emerges when we learn to let go and allow space for new beginnings. Let’s go…

The Lunar Cycles

Lunar cycles, also known as lunar phases or moon phases, are the recurring patterns of change in the Moon’s appearance as observed from Earth. These cycles are driven by the Moon’s orbit around the Earth and its changing position relative to the Sun. The primary lunar phases are New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent.

The cycle starts with the New Moon, where the Moon is positioned between the Earth and the Sun, making its far side visible and its near side hidden from view. As the Moon orbits the Earth, more of its illuminated side becomes visible, leading to the Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, and Waxing Gibbous phases. The Full Moon occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, fully illuminated in our night sky.

Following the Full Moon, the Moon’s illuminated portion gradually decreases, leading to the Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Waning Crescent phases. The cycle then completes as the Moon returns to the New Moon phase. The entire cycle takes approximately 29.5 days, known as a synodic month.

Lunar cycles have been observed and used by various cultures for millennia to track time, plan agricultural activities, and celebrate religious and cultural events. These cycles also influence tides on Earth due to the gravitational pull of the Moon on our planet’s oceans. Understanding lunar cycles connects us to the cosmos and offers insights into the rhythmic nature of the universe.

Tell Me About the New Moon Energy

The New Moon is a captivating celestial phenomenon that marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle. During this phase, the Moon is positioned between the Earth and the Sun, with its illuminated side facing away from us. As a result, the New Moon appears dark and virtually invisible in the night sky, blending into the backdrop of a million stars.

This phase is a time of hidden potential and fresh beginnings. It symbolises a blank canvas waiting to be painted with intentions and aspirations. Cultures around the world have attributed significance to the New Moon, using it as a point to set new goals, make resolutions, or embark on new ventures. It’s a time of introspection, where one can reflect on the past and contemplate the path ahead.

New Moon Rituals

Lots of you lunar followers will probably have your own well established New Moon rituals, but for the beginners out there, here are just a few of our favourites:

  • Set Intentions: Clarify your goals and desires for the upcoming lunar cycle.
  • Cleanse Space: Purify the area where you’ll perform the ritual using incense or sage.
  • Gather Supplies: Collect candles, crystals, herbs, and any tools that resonate with you.
  • Create Altar: Arrange your items in a sacred space as a focal point for your ritual.
  • Meditation: Begin with a grounding meditation to connect with your inner self.
  • Light Candles: Ignite candles representing different aspects of your intentions.
  • Affirmations: Speak positive affirmations aligned with your goals aloud.
  • Visualise: Envision your goals manifesting in detail, engaging your senses.
  • Write Intentions: Jot down your intentions on paper and keep them in a visible place.
  • Release: Let go of any doubts or fears, trusting the universe to support your journey.

You can choose as many of these as you like. You might find some resonate more than others. Just remember, the most important part, as always, is your intention! Always be as clear and as concise as possible.

We’ve Got You Covered

At Spiritual Quest we’ve got a number of products to support your New Moon rituals. Here is just a small selection. Do take a look at our website, give us a call or pop in to see more of the goodies we have on offer. Use the code moon2023 on any online or in store purchase to receive a free Moonstone tumblestone between now and 31st August 2023.

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Chakras Explained

Welcome to this fortnight’s blog – Chakras Explained. The concept of chakras originated in ancient India, specifically within the traditions of Hinduism and was later incorporated into practices like Buddhism. The earliest known mention of chakras can be found in ancient Indian texts called the Vedas which were composed between 1500 and 500 BCE. The precise time of their discovery or origin is difficult to determine as they emerged as part of a broader spiritual and philosophical tradition over thousands of years. Today we are going to explore in a little more detail the seven main chakras and how we can keep them balanced.


What are Chakras?


According to some Eastern spiritual traditions, Chakras are believed to be energy centers or wheels of energy within the human body – particularly those found in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Tantra. The word “chakra” comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning “wheel” or “disk.” There are generally seven main chakras that are commonly discussed, and each is associated with a specific location in the body and has its unique qualities and characteristics. Here is a brief overview of the seven main chakras:

  • Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): Located at the top of the head, it is associated with spiritual connection,higher consciousness, and enlightenment.
  • Third Eye Chakra (Ajna): Located between the eyebrows, it is associated with intuition, insight,and spiritual awareness.
  • Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): Located in the throat area, it is associated with communication, self-expression, and truth.
  • Heart Chakra (Anahata): Located in the center of the chest, it is associated with love, compassion,forgiveness, and emotional well-being.
  • Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): Located in the upper abdomen, it is associated with personal power,confidence, and self-esteem.
  • Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana): Located in the lower abdomen, it is associated with emotions,sensuality, creativity, and sexuality.
  • Root Chakra (Muladhara): Located at the base of the spine, it is associated with stability, grounding, and the basic needs of survival.

It is believed that when the chakras are balanced and in harmony, they contribute to our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Sometimes our chakras may be come out of alignment which can lead to physical discomfort or illness, emotional imbalances, lack of energy flow, feeling disconnected or unfocused, and difficulty in maintaining healthy relationships or a sense of purpose. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to realign your chakras and bring the balance back:

  • Meditation: Focus on each chakra individually, envisioning its color and affirming its qualities.
  • Yoga: Practice poses that stimulate and activate specific chakras.
  • Sound therapy: Listen to specific frequencies or use chanting to harmonise chakras.
  • Aromatherapy: Use essential oils associated with each chakra during meditation or baths. You can read more about this in our previous blog.
  • Crystal healing: Place gemstones or crystals aligned with each chakra on the corresponding areas.
  • Mindfulness: Pay attention to your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, addressing any imbalances.
  • Reiki or energy healing: Seek the assistance of a qualified practitioner to clear and balance your chakras. Check out www.reikisurrey.co.uk and take a look at our directory for a practitioner near you. If you can’t find a local practitioner, why not consider distant healing with one of our listed practitioners.

All of the above are great ways to keep your chakras in alignment and nicely balanced. If you feel you are in need of a little balancing, choose one or two things from the list to try. See how your body feels and responds afterwards.

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We have a great selection of chakra products available both in store and online for you to purchase. Below we’ve chosen a small selection of chakra items we currently have in stock. If you are looking for something specific, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01372 878606, or pop in and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Courses and Workshops

As always, there’s plenty going on here. We have Reiki training, FREE meditations, as well as online courses. Take a look below and if something takes your fancy give us a call on 01372 878606.

CategoriesCrystals Divination Educational Energy Clearing & Feng Shui Spirituality Tips & Advice

Living A Life Of Magic

Do you want to experience more from life? Do you perhaps feel stuck? Or are you looking to further develop your spiritual practice? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then we have the answer for you. The Soul Coach’s ‘Living a Life of Magic’ course, covers everything you need to lead a more fulfilled and joyful life.


If we believe in magic, we’ll live a magical life.

Tony Robbins

What Does It Mean To Live a Life of Magic?

Living a Life of Magic is about being open to the possibilities that are constantly evolving all around us. It’s about living your life with an air of authenticity and wonder. When we do this, we find ourselves living in the presence of each and every moment. We become better connected to our intuition and as we open ourselves up, we find we are more receptive to receiving the signs meant for us. Once you start Living a Life of Magic, you’ll notice how effortlessly things happen for you. You’ll feel more empowered. More balanced. More in control of life…even when faced with challenges. Yes this is all possible!

However, it’s important to understand that this isn’t achievable overnight. It takes time, guidance, courage and work. In order to move forward, we have to learn how to let go of old thought processes that no longer serve us. Sometimes, taking the first step is the hardest and that’s why Carolina (aka The Soul Coach) has created this course to guide you lovingly through the journey.


Tell Me More

This wonderful course is an accumulation of Carolina, The Soul Coach’s, life’s work. It is broken down into 9 Secrets that can be worked through at your own pace. It contains absolutely everything you need in terms of content, workbooks and challenges, allowing you to focus on creating your own Life of Magic. Carolina suggests using the time you dedicate to this course to really reflect on yourself, on your life and where you want to go. It’s time to create your own magic!


I am now so proud to be able to invite you on a journey with me, the Soul Coach, a journey that will transcend everything you had thought before, and will enrich and enliven your life to new heights of awareness, mastery and enlightenment … this journey starts now, together … join me with ‘Living a Life of Magic’.

Carolina…The Soul Coach

Interested?

If you’d like to find out more, head over to https://www.thesoulcoach.com/lalom. You can pay for the course in full or in monthly payments. If you choose the monthly payment option, you’ll receive a Secret each month, for 9 months. What are you waiting for?


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Self-Care

At Spiritual Quest we believe it’s important to take time to check in with ourselves. We understand that life can be busy and things can get in the way, so here is a gentle reminder from us to you, to take a little time today and reflect on your self-care. You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’ many a time. Think about it…from the moment we wake, we are continuously giving our energy to family, friends, work and life in general. If we don’t take time to replenish ourselves we can effectively ‘burn out’. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to improve your self-care and overall well-being.


The Seven Pillars of Self-Care

We think the simplest way to look at self-care is to imagine seven pillars: emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, environmental, recreational and social. Each of these representing a different aspect of your life that needs to be nurtured. Let’s explore these a little more…

Emotional – Relates to your ability to acknowledge, process and reflect on your feelings, or matters of the heart. By strengthening your emotional pillar you begin to understand yourself better; giving you the strength to deal with set backs or challenges, as well as developing healthy emotional responses.

Mental – Mindset is everything! Creating a positive mindset through mindfulness techniques can have a significant impact on our stress levels. It can also increase our creativity and knowledge.

Physical – Probably the one that most people think of when they hear ‘self-care’. This pillar covers everything from exercise, nutrition, hygiene and sleep.

Spiritual – Something that we at Spiritual Quest are huge advocates of…your spiritual growth. It’s the practices that allow us to nourish our soul; giving us purpose, direction and bringing meaning to our lives.

Environmental – Our living and working environments can have a huge impact on our head-space. Take a look at your environment. How do they look or feel? If they are cluttered, there’s a good chance that’s how you’ll feel too. Take time to clear these spaces and it’ll help bring you the clarity you need.

Recreational – As we age, we often forget about the little things that used to bring so much joy. Taking time to nurture your inner child with hobbies and activities that re-energise, will help you escape from day to day stresses and allow you to enjoy the simple pleasures in life once more.

Finally, Social – Our connections with others are so important for our self-care. Building positive, meaningful relationships with people who ‘get you’, can have an overwhelming impact on your life. Surround yourself, as much as you can, with people who bring you a sense of self-acceptance and belonging.

Take a moment to reflect on the points raised above. Think about what your current self-care practice looks like and what pillars you think could do with a little nurturing. Next, we’ll talk you through some very simple ways you can improve your self-care regime.


How to improve your self-care regime

There are so many wonderful things you can do to support and strengthen your pillars of self-care. It’s about finding the things you enjoy and those you know you’ll be able to easily incorporate into your life. Below is just a small selection of the things we like to do at Spiritual Quest to support our self-care.

  • Daily meditation
  • Connecting with nature by going for a walk, or spending time in the garden/park
  • Gentle exercise – Qi Gong, yoga, swimming and hitting the gym are favourites here
  • Journalling
  • Listening to music
  • Bathing with Himalayan bath salts
  • Spend time on hobbies and interests
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Connecting to higher powers through spiritual and/or religious practice
  • Clearing the clutter – Let the spring clean commence
  • Eating regular nutritious meals and drinking plenty of water
  • Rest and getting a good amount of sleep
  • Disconnecting from technology and social media for a little time each day

We’ve got you covered

Here at Spiritual Quest we have everything you need to enhance your self-care practice from amazing well-being products to courses and workshops designed to inspire you to lead a more meaningful life. Take a look at these wonderful products and workshops we have coming up. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Pop in, browse online or give us a call on 01372 878 606 and we’ll be happy to help you.

CategoriesEnergy Clearing & Feng Shui Spirituality Tips & Advice

Energy Clearing for the New Year!

The New Year is the perfect time to clear out any negative, stale energy that has built up in the home – especially as we’ve all been spending more time indoors these last few years – and get your home ready for a healthy and happy new year!

If you’ve never heard or done a space clearing before, we’re here to help. To begin, you need to understand that everything is built up with the same energy – meaning that you are the same energy as your home. Because of this, our energy can impact our homes and vice versa. For example, think of a time where you had an argument in your home. Do you remember feeling the tension in the air? Did you feel uncomfortable? This is because our negative energy has changed the energy within our home.

Another important aspect is that negative energy can build up and become stale in your home. This is when your home’s energy can impact you. Do you ever come home from a hard day at work and instead of finding comfort, you feel heavy and stressed? This is the build-up of energy within your home weighing you down.

This is where energy clearing comes in. By removing all this stale negative energy, you’re helping other positive energy flow freely through your space. You can make your home feel comfortable, safe, relaxing and full of love. And the best thing is, it’s so easy to do and anyone can do it!

The first thing you need to do is assess and become aware of your home – do you have any clutter, do you have anything that is broken or not working? Do you have clothes or other things that you no longer use? What areas of your home need your attention? Are there any areas that need repairing? Clutter is great for collecting stale, negative energy so it’s better to have less. Clear out your clutter to make room for new, positive energies.

The next step is to clear any stale, negative energy around your home and fill it with positive energy. To prepare for this you will need a sage stick, some Silver Nitiraj incense or Basilica granule incense. Our Energy Clearing Box has everything you need!

Before you start the clearing, spend some time thinking about how you would like to feel in your home – how would you like your family to be? Maybe you want it to feel calm, peaceful, happy or loving? Next, think of a symbol that represents what you want to feel – for example if you want to feel love your symbol could be red hearts, or if you want calm it could be an amethyst. You don’t need to buy these things but it’s important to hold these images in your mind.

Once you’ve done this, light your weapon of choice, go round every room and visualise the energy being cleared. Make sure you waft the smoke into all the corners and crevices with your intention to energy clear firmly set in your mind! Do this until you feel like it’s done. At this point, you can either stump out up the sage/ incense or let it burn down.

Now that you’ve energy cleared, there will be a void left in your home. If you don’t fill it, then the negative energy you’ve just removed is going to creep it’s way back in! This is where those symbols we thought of earlier come in. Find a quiet space in your home and think of those symbols again, but this time imagine them filling the spaces of your home. Think of those red hearts expanding in your living room, and the amethyst sparkling in your bedroom. This is you filling your home’s energy with love and peace. Again, do this until you feel it’s done.

And that’s it! Your home’s energy is now working with you rather than against you. You’ve set yourself up for an exciting 2022 full of opportunity, love and happiness. At this stage, you can also work on the Feng Shui of your home – but that’s for another day!

For now, sit back, relax and enjoy being at home.