Create a Harvest Moon Playlist



With the Harvest Full Moon happening next Monday, September 20th, I thought you might like to create your own playlist of music to help you enjoy this special moon.

If you get a chance to see the Harvest Moon rise it usually looks huge and orange. I’ll be teaching a class at @swiha at the time and am thinking about inviting everyone outside on our dinner break to check out the moon.

Anyway, a few years ago, I made a Lunar Playlist and shared it on my blog. It has all of my favorite moon songs. There is also a link to Spotify playlist.

I just learned that you can make playlists on YouTube too! This has probably been a thing for a while but I guess I didn’t need to know about it until now.

So if you go to my playlist on YouTube, you can save which songs you want and create your own playlist to play on nights when you are intentionally connecting to some lunar energy.

Here is the link to how to create your own playlist on YouTube.

Just want to check out the songs or listen on Spotify? Go here: https://www.kerryburki.com/your-lunar-playlist-songs-about-the-moon/

If you have songs to add, I would love to know what they are. Hit reply or tag me on social media.

Check out the Living by the Light of the Moon Lesson in my Free Spirit Guidebook for more ways to tune into the phases of the moon. 

Happy Harvest Moon!

Free Spirit To-Do List

You might not always associate Free Spirits with to-do lists but if you have read my Free Spirit Guidebook then you will have learned that setting time aside to tend to yourself regularly can give you a level of freedom that you have never felt before.

With my kids back in school, I have been playing around with a semi-daily to-do list that I made for myself and I thought you might enjoy using it too.

I say “semi-daily” because each personality is different. You might like this daily, weekly, monthly, or randomly. Whichever one suits you, I hope you enjoy this list and guide below!

How to Use your Free Spirit To-Do List:

  • Date: Add the date here (this takes the pressure off of having to do this every day if that is not your jam)
  • Moon Phases: Check in on what phase the moon is and write it in this space. Bonus: Check the Living by the Light of the Moon Lesson in my Free Spirit Guidebook to help you create rituals or actions to do during each phase) or use this blog post as a guide: How To Connect to the Moon Phases.
  • Check Boxes: Breathing, Exercise, Meditation, and Vision Board are 4 things I recommend doing as much as possible.
    • Breathing: You can find breathing exercises in my Free Spirit Guidebook and also on my blog here: https://www.kerryburki.com/category/breathing-techniques/
    • Exercise: Any type of movement that makes you feel good like dancing, yoga, or a walk can count as exercise.
    • Meditation: You can practice your fave form of meditation, or sit for a few minutes after breathing as your meditation, or listen to the ones I have added to the bonus section online of my Free Spirit Guidebook, listen to these on my blog: https://www.kerryburki.com/category/meditation/
    • Vision Board: Spend a few moments in front of your vision board on a regular basis feeling like all of it has come true. Use the lessons in the Working with Your Thoughts section of my Free Spirit Guidebook to help you manifest it into life. Don’t have a vision board? Here are some tips: https://www.kerryburki.com/?s=vision+board
  • Water: Did you know that you are supposed to drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day? I added the average of 8 glasses here even though I personally have to drink more. (Let me know if you want a version of this with more glasses). You can cross the glasses off or color them in with a blue colored pencil. Such a fun way to keep track of water consumption. Drinking water will help you in every area of your life. I promise! 
  • Crystal: Pick a crystal to work with either daily or for a bit of time. You can write down the crystal in this space. I like to either pick one I am drawn to or pick one based on the energy associated with it. You can find out more in my Free Spirit Guidebook and also in this post: Pick and Crystal – Mini Reading.
  • Intuitive Hints and Synchronicities: If you start doing this work on a regular basis, then you will start to see evidence of your dreams coming true and receiving guidance in your daily life. It is so important to record these moments as proof that your efforts are working and to keep your vibration at a level that keeps manifesting more of what you want. I also carry a little notebook around to write these down on the fly. This is inspired by most of my Free Spirit Guidebook but especially the Have Fun & Draw In lesson.
  • Card Pull: I love pulling a card a day after asking “What do I need to know right now?” You can do this at the beginning of the day and reflect back later or do it at the end of the day and notice what comes up. You can also use the printable oracle cards from the online bonus section of my Free Spirit Guidebook. They will give you guidance on which lessons might have to most impact on your life right now.
  • I am grateful for: Lastly, it feels so good to express what you are grateful for on a regular basis. Bonus: What to really feel good? After you write what you are grateful for add “because” and then finish the sentence. This amps up the feeling of gratitude which makes your life that much more enjoyable.

Whew! I promise it won’t take you as long to fill this out as it did to read all of this. Lol! I hope you enjoy bringing this activity into your life.

I made a pdf with two copies on one side. You can print on both sides if you want to print a bunch and like to save paper.

Enjoy free spirit!

Lemon Aura Cleanse

I love a good lemonade on a hot summer day and want to share another way to connect with the positive energy of lemons!

Lemons are known for their cleansing properties. They are in cleaning products and a part of detoxes. You are going to tap into this cleansing energy and use it to cleanse your aura, the energetic space around your body.

  • If you have a real lemon, cut it in half or into slices and inhale the scent deeply with your eyes closed. You can also use lemon essential oil.
  • Then imagine the invigorating scent and the color yellow filling the space around you. Then imagine it filling your body.
  • Now imagine lemon slices cleansing and scrubbing away negative and stagnant energy both inside and around your body.
  • Then, while breathing deeply, visualize the lemon scent, the yellow light, and the lemon slices surrounding your body and filling your aura.


Allow this visualization to leave you feeling refreshed and squeaky clean both inside and out.

Anytime you want to tap into this feeling, simply inhale the scent of lemon or visualize those lemon slices moving around and inside your body.

You might like to add to this feeling by drinking some lemon water or lemonade.

The Problem with Using White Sage

I had a local Indigenous artist reach out to me about mentioning sage in my book. We ended up having a very informative conversation over Instagram about cultural appropriation and how I can be a better ally.

The problem with white sage is that it is being over-harvested and being used in ways that are very harmful and disrespectful to Indigenous communities. She also told me about how the act of smudging with white sage is a sacred act that is being culturally appropriated.

I want to share some of the resources she shared with me along with some others I found doing my own research.

Sage, Smudging, and New Age Spirituality

Alternatives to White Sage

Cleansing Without Sage

The Ethics of Burning Sage, Explained

The inspiration for the Clearing Your Space with Smoke and Sound Lesson in my book came from the fact that smoke cleansing has been a practice in many cultures for centuries including my Celtic heritage.

When I have cleared myself and my spaces with smoke it has been so healing for me and I want to share it with others.

I try to be very intentional and respectful with my work and am always open to learning more and moving forward in the right direction.

I will be making some edits in the second edition of my Free Spirit Guidebook and am grateful for the way I was called in about how I might be harming Indigenous communities with my work.

I encourage you to do your own research and, if you do love sage, please consider garden sage or buying from ethically sourced businesses.

If you would like to make your own, check out this article: Herbal Allies for Energy Clearing,

How To Cleanse Your Home With Smoke

Clear Your Space with Smoke and Sound Lesson from my Free Spirit Guidebook

Last year I had a friend reach out asking about how to cleanse the new house her family was moving into before they brought their stuff in there.

Based on the Clear Your Space with Smoke and Sound Lesson in my Free Spirit Guidebook, I created a simple ritual for her.

After being in our homes for so long over the last year I thought you might like to take advantage of the warmer weather and cleanse your space too.

How To Cleanse Your Home With Smoke

  • Make or purchase an herb bundle, like mugwort or juniper. (I do mention sage in my book but it has been brought to my attention that white sage is being overused so please do some research before buying and using – more on this below) 
  • Clearing and cleansing your space with smoke is an empowering way to rid your space of negative or stagnant energy. Think of it as energy that is not serving you or is no longer serving you.
  • In your case, this would be old energy from the previous owners.
  • While you are clearing, you can imagine that the negative or stagnant energy is being transmuted into neutral energy or clear space.
  • Create an intention for this work.
    • “Help me clear this space from old, stagnant energy.”
    • “With my intention and this smoke, I clear this space of any negative energy.”  
    • “As I move around this house with this smoke, I clear out old energy.”
    • Or use all 3!
  • Always be very careful with lit embers and ashes. You might like to use an incense holder, seashell, or similar object to catch ashes. Be mindful to put out your smoke after you are done clearing or allow it to burn out with supervision.
  • Allow the smoke to go into areas under chairs, under your bed, in corners, nooks and crannies, and so on. 
  • Feel free to play music, especially if you are new to this. Just make it fun.
  • After, protect and bless the space by imagining white light filling the space or a bubble or angels around the space or spritzing with rosewater or placing crystals around. You might like to have a special room spray or candle to use for a while.
  • This would be a beautiful time to set an intention for your home or prayer. Something like:
    • “May this house be filled with love and light. A beautiful, safe place for our family to grow and flourish.”
    • “May God, Angels, Universe, protect this house and fill it with love. We look forward to filling it with joy and comfort every day.”
    • “This house is now ready to be filled with the light and love of our family. We look forward to creating many happy memories here.”
    • Again, a combo of all 3 works too.
  • Have fun with this! Doing rituals like this really helps you feel the marking of a transition in your life when you are moving or shifting into a new chapter. The smoke from the herb bundle is a part of the ritual but your energy and intention are what will really shift the energy.
  • Don’t like smoke? You can do this whole thing with sounds like chimes or bells.

Feel free to reach out with any questions!

If you want some added support, consider working with me one-on-one or dive into my Free Spirit Guidebook to help you create fun, positive shifts on a regular basis!


Resources about White Sage:

I had a local Indigenous artist reach out to me about mentioning sage in my book. She told me about how the act of smudging with white sage is a sacred act for many Indigenous communities. We ended up having a very informative conversation over Instagram about cultural appropriation and how I can be a better ally. I want to share some of the resources she shared with me along with some others I found doing my own research.

Sage, Smudging, and New Age Spirituality

Alternatives to White Sage

Cleansing Without Sage

The Ethics of Burning Sage, Explained

The inspiration for the Clearing Your Space with Smoke and Sound Lesson in my book came from the fact that smoke cleansing has been a practice in many cultures for centuries including my Celtic heritage. When I have cleared myself and my spaces with smoke it has been so healing for me and I want to share it with others.

I try to be very intentional and respectful with my work and am always open to learning more and moving forward in the right direction. I will be making some edits in the second edition of my Free Spirit Guidebook and am grateful for the way I was called in about how I might be harming Indigenous communities with my work. I encourage you to do your own research and, if you do love sage, please consider garden sage or buying from ethically sourced businesses. If you would like to make your own, check out this article: Herbal Allies for Energy Clearing.

This is also on my blog: THE PROBLEM WITH USING WHITE SAGE

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