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Tips for Creating More Time in Your Day

Last week I found myself reading this article about people bashing Kylie Jenner for not washing her face long enough on Instagram.

Argh! The article popped up from a news site on my laptop. This is not how I wanted to be spending my time. Lol!

I decided to come up with a few tips to help you and me spend more time doing things we love instead of things we don’t.

You can still carve out time for celebrity gossip and Netflix binges. I just finished watching every episode of the BBC comedy, Miranda. (BTW, it is hilarious!)

I just want to help you make sure you are doing that while also living a life you love.

Watch the video above or read on for my tips!

TIPS FOR CREATING MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY

  1. Eliminate reminders or alerts on your phone and computer that ultimately distract you from the task at hand or getting things done or doing something you enjoy more.
  2. Write down a list of the things that you love to do. Hang this somewhere where you can see it regularly to remind yourself that you would rather be doing one of those things than scrolling through social media.
  3. Create positive reminders on your phone of things that make your heart sing. Schedule them to go off when you have a tendency to be zoning out.

HOW DO YOU CREATE MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY?

SHARE IN THE COMMENTS AND INSPIRE ANOTHER SOUL

I share how I have done this in the video. Have fun creating more time in your day and doing more of what you love!

xo,

Kerry

How to Create a Summer Vision Board

What kind of summer do you want?

How do you want to feel at the end of summer?

These are the questions I want you to ask yourself before diving into this project.

A vision board is a collage showing things you would like to attract to your life or shows the vibe of the life you desire.

Your vision board will focus on something specific, summer. To make a vision board, cut pictures and phrases out of magazines, print images from websites, and/or include your own photos in the collage.

Next, glue the images and words onto a piece of poster board and place it somewhere you can see it on a regular basis or in a journal if you are traveling this summer. It can be tucked inside or you can make it the cover like I did.

For more tips, watch my video below!

Spend time in front of your board every day – then spend at least 5 minutes every day visualizing how you would feel if everything on the board was your current reality.

Then act like the person you would if this was your reality right now.

When making decisions this summer, use your board as your guide.

Will this help me achieve my goal/s? 

I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Feel free to share your summer goals below in the comments.

Are you inspired you to create your own vision board? Show me on social media and tag @kerry_burki.

Which Element Do You Want To Embody? Earth, Air, Fire, or Water?

Who do you want to be?

What characteristics do you want to embody?

How do you want to feel?

What do you want your life to look like?

What do you want to share with the world?

I chose the main female cards from the Medicine Woman Tarot deck to help you get more intentional about the person you want to be.

The person you are.

Scroll down to pick your card and then share which one you were drawn to in the comments!

Pick Your Medicine Woman Card

You have two ways of choosing:

1. You can close your eyes, breathe deeply, and ask “What energy do I want to embody right now?” and then choose the card above you are most drawn to.

2. You can read the descriptions below, look at the photos (more closeup photos are further down), and choose the one you feel most like embodying right now.

There is no right or wrong and we all embody all of these energies on some level. It is just usually one stands out as more “you” than others.

You might also be drawn to one that is kind of the opposite of you because that is what you need right now.

Have fun and enjoy!

Messages revealed!

1. Exemplar of Stones – This earth mama follows the cycles of nature. She teaches others how to find abundance through natures principles. She is grounded, content and financially stable.ย 
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2. Exemplar of the Pipes – This air energy woman has a special connection to winged creatures and music. She creates her life through imagination and artistic expression and encourages others to do the same. She is always connected to her breath.
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3. Exemplar of the Arrows – Fire rules this strong woman who knows how to use her words to empower others. She has a warrior spirit and helps conquer their fears. She is a passionate woman who takes aim towards the greater good for all.
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4. Exemplar of Bowls – This is a woman who always sees her bowl as full and is always sharing with others. She allows emotions to flow through her and not keep her stuck. Her connection to water keeps in in the flow of life.
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Elemental Rituals

Below are rituals you can do for each card. You can also combine them all to connect with all of the elements.

Connect with & Embody Earth Energy

Find a place to connect to the earth under the moon tonight.

If you can sit on the ground and feel the earth, that would be ideal. If not, use some symbols of earth energy around you such as fruits or vegetables, a houseplant, flower, etc.

If you have one, hold a stone that is red, brown, black or green (any stone is actually fine since they are from the earth).

Or imagine that one of those stones is at the center of the earth and you are connected to it through your energetic roots.

Get comfortable and begin to take some deep breaths.

Say silently or aloud:

I am an Exemplar of Stones. I am connected to the North, Winter, and Night. The earth supports me and I am grateful.

I follow the cycles of nature and teach others how to find abundance through natures principles. I am grounded, content and financially stable.ย 

Notice how saying this makes you feel. Repeat daily if you like.

Seek out ways to continue to connect with earth energy.

***If all of these things were true about you, how would you behave? Start living like that and watch your beautiful life unfold.

Connect with & Embody Air Energy

Find a place where you might feel a breeze under the moon tonight.

Play some music. If you are an artist of any kind, create under the moon.

If you have one, hold a stone that is blue or possibly fluorite, turquoise, angel aura, or citrine.

Or imagine a feather moving around your body and clearing out old and stagnant energy.

Get comfortable and begin to take some deep breaths.

Say silently or aloud:

I am an Exemplar of the Pipes. I am connected to the East, Spring, the Dawn. The air fills me up and I am grateful.

I have a special connection to winged creatures and music. I create my life through imagination and artistic expression and encourages others to do the same. I am always connected to my breath.

Notice how saying this makes you feel. Repeat daily if you like.

Seek out ways to continue to connect with air energy.

***If all of these things were true about you, how would you behave? Start living like that and watch your beautiful life unfold.

Connect with & Embody Fire Energy

Find a place where you will feel warm under the moon tonight. Possibly wrap a warm blanket around you or a make a fire if it can be safely done and you can put it out completely when you are done.

Take this time to write. Maybe answer the questions from the beginning of this post. Don’t hold back.

If you have one, hold a stone that is red, gold, or orange. If not, imagine a flame in your low belly that warms you from the inside out.

Get comfortable and begin to take some deep breaths.

Say silently or aloud:

I am an Exemplar of the Arrows. I am connected to the South, Summer, the Midday. Fire fuels my passions and I am grateful.

I am a strong woman who knows how to use my words to empower others. I have a warrior spirit and help others conquer their fears. I am a passionate woman who takes aim towards the greater good for all.

Notice how saying this makes you feel. Repeat daily if you like.

Seek out ways to continue to connect with fire energy.

***If all of these things were true about you, how would you behave? Start living like that and watch your beautiful life unfold.

Connect with & Embody Water Energy

Find a place near water under the moon tonight. Or bring a small bowl of water or water to drink.

Take this time to write. Maybe answer the questions from the beginning of this post. Don’t hold back.

If you have one, hold a stone that is red, gold, or orange. If not, imagine a flame in your low belly that warms you from the inside out.

Get comfortable and begin to take some deep breaths.

Say silently or aloud:

I am an Exemplar of the Arrows. I am connected to the West, Autumn, Sunset. Water keeps my bowl filled and I am grateful.

I am a woman who always sees her bowl as full and is always sharing with others. I allow emotions to flow through me and not keep me stuck. My connection to water keeps me in the flow of life.

Notice how saying this makes you feel. Repeat daily if you like.

Seek out ways to continue to connect with water energy.

***If all of these things were true about you, how would you behave? Start living like that and watch your beautiful life unfold.

Manifesting Love in Paris

This week in 2003, I was in Paris with my older brother. When we were at the top of the Eiffel Tower I remember feeling like everyone was in love. 

I was dating someone casually at the time and I remember thinking at that moment that when I got back to Chicago that I would break it off. 

I stood up there and looked out over Paris and declared in my head that the next time I was in Paris, I would be in love. Madly in love. 

When I got back from that trip, I ended things with that boyfriend and then some friends set me up with Matt Burki. We had known each other for about two years as friends but the timing was perfect because we became inseparable.

That following December, he asked if I wanted to go to Paris for New Years. Of course, I said YES!

We went to the top of the Eiffel Tower and kissed. I was madly in love! It was freezing so I remember we weren’t up there long but the whole trip was magical.

I was kind of blown away by how the whole thing happened. When I first I had that thought at the top of the Eiffel Tower I didn’t really have a time frame. So to be back in less than a year was amazing!

I had not known about the concept of manifesting at this time. When I first learned about shifting your energy and asking the universe for what you want, I immediately remembered this story.

I try to live my whole life this way. At times I have forgotten and life becomes tough. Then I remember to remove things keeping me at a lower vibration, figure out what I want or how I want to feel and co-create with the universe (God/Spirit/Angels/Guides) to make it happen.

Your thoughts and emotions are powerful! You are worthy of your desires! Now go put them out into the universe and open yourself up to some magic!

The first 3 photos below are from my April trip with my older brother and the last ones are my December trip with Matt.

Cleaning Ritual for Luck

Did you do a big decluttering this winter because of that Marie Kondo show? I had taken 5 carloads of stuff to Goodwill by the time my husband told me about it. I love decluttering!

Cleaning, on the other hand, not always as much. That is until I started doing it with intention.

Last year on St. Patrick’s Day I created a Mini-Luck Ritual that involved cleaning my front door and entryway.

I did it again this year and added a Lemongrass door wash for luck and wealth.

I have found that when you add intention to mundane tasks like cleaning it changes your mindset and makes it enjoyable and even magical.

Plus, you can add your own creativity too. I am sharing this ritual along with some essential oil suggestions to create your own blend of oils and water to bring good luck into your life and home!

Cleaning Ritual for Luck

Choose your front door or bedroom door. You might also like to do this for the door you the most use to enter your home like a garage door or even a door that goes to your workspace if you work from home.

Supplies:

  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Vacuum (optional)
  • Duster or dustcloth
  • Water bucket or bowl
  • Cloth for cleaning
  • Essential oil for luck

First, take a moment and take a deep inhale through your nose and an exhale out of your mouth.

The say mentally or out loud:

I intend to clean this area and welcome luck and joy into my life.

Next, begin to clean around the door by dusting. Try to reach the top of the door, the handles, and any crevices.

Imagine stagnant and old energy being released.

Then, sweep or vacuum the area. 

You can even say or think:

I am sweeping away (or sucking up) any blockages to luck and joy flowing into my life.

If you swept, I want to you really enjoy the process of dumping the dustpan into the garbage. If you vacuum, you might like to dump the contents right away to feel like you are removing the old energy from your home.

Now you will create your Lucky Water Wash. This simply consists of water with the essential oil of your choice for luck. There are many so you can also pick one with a smell that you really enjoy.

Essential Oils for Luck

  • Lemongrass – luck associated with wealth
  • Cedarwood – for prosperityย and money
  • Bergamot – for success and money
  • Chamomile – for luck and money
  • Sweet Orange – for clearing the space and attracting luck
  • Cinnamon – for money and luck in love

You can also choose oils that simply make you feel lucky when you smell them like possibly peppermint or pine. Also, brands like Young Living have an oil blend called Abundance that would be perfect for this ritual.

Add a few drops of the oil of your choice to your bucket or bowl of warm water. Dip your cloth in the water and wring it out. Then begin to wash your door and entryway while enjoying the scent you chose.

I think it is fun to say or think positive thoughts while doing this part, like:

May this door attract luck and money into my home and life.

or 

Allow everyone who touches this handle to have luck come their way.

or

May this door protect me/us and only allow good luck to enter.

Have fun with this part. Really enjoy the scent. Dump the water and start fresh if it gets really dirty. Smile while you are cleaning.

When you are finished, stand in the doorway and breathe deeply.

Imagine green light surrounding you and the doorway.

Mentally or out loud repeat:

I welcome luck and joy into my life.

Enjoy this refreshed area of your home and stay open to the luck all around you!

Spend the rest of your day and life with this welcoming attitude!