Gisele Bundchen is many things - one of the highest paid models of all time, one of the front runners in the group of women that made curves fashionable again after the era of skinny models, and one half of one of the most watched celebrity couples. It’s her role in the latter that we are talking about today, because it would seem that Bundchen is out of the broom closet. Yes, Tom Brady shares in a number of interviews all of the rituals and the incredible Gisele quote “She said you’re lucky you married a witch – I’m just a good witch,” Brady said.
According to Brady, his former supermodel wife sets up an altar at all of his games - to energetically ensure his success and reinforce all of the energetic and intention work they do off the field. Brady relayed that Gisele gives him drops that she makes that are in some undisclosed holistic way, supposed to help his performance and ensure his success. Bundchen, much like fellow one half of power couple Kimye, Kim Kardashian...is also a believer in the power of crystal healing. Self described good witch Gisele Bundchen has been known to prescribe crystals to Tom
Brady to aid in his visualization of winning whatever given match up the Patriots may be up against.
Tom said "Gisele always makes a little altar for me at the game because she just wills it so much.” The area includes photos of the couple’s children for motivation. “And I have these little special stones and healing stones and protection stones and she has me wear a necklace and take these drops she makes, I say all these mantras, And I stopped questioning her a long time ago. I just shut up and listen.”
Bundchen has been open about her faith, practices, and spirituality...opening up to publications like the Wall Street Journal and Vogue with openness and positivity. So much openness in fact, that the Wall Street Journal described former supermodel Bundchen as the "ethereal high priestess of fashion, fitness, and fabulosity". In the bounds of the same interview, a picture of Gisele was painted with words - a picture that described the former VS Angel as "lugging in chunks of crystal that she had put out under the previous nights super blue blood moon" The writer commented on the most notable aspect of Bundchen...that she's like a living sunbeam due to her positivity.
Gisele commented, “I’m an optimistic person,” she says. “I believe that what we give energy to is what grows. If you focus on positivity and this higher, lighter vibration of love and good things, they will eventually come.”
A student of life, the supermodel turned author draws from astrology, Buddhism, Taoism and the Mexican spiritual guru Don Miguel Ruiz—she even gave everyone at her 2009 wedding his book The Mastery of Love. She meditates every morning, and even went so far as to leverage meditation as a method to breathe through the pain of childbirth. Having given birth to son Benjamin Rein Brady in a pool of water in the Boston apartment she shared with husband Tom Brady when the time came.
Not only is the witchy woman a fan of crystals, meditation, and astrology - she believes in the power of vibration. When she named her skincare like, she chose the name "Sejaa". From the Portuguese word "seja" meaning "to be"; but Gisele added the extra a because as a firm believer in the vibration of words - she wanted the title of the skincare line to be an exhalation of ahhhh! and the feeling of letting go and breathing outward.
The start of Gisele's dive into spirituality and esoteric wisdom came during some of her busiest periods in her career. She elaborates in an interview with Vogue that she felt like her life had turned into "wake up, take pictures, go to sleep, wake up the next day and take pictures". In that blur, the model logged on to Amazon and typed in "spiritual books" as a query into the search engine. This led to a passion for the writings of Miguel Ruiz, which taught Gisele first and foremost to rely on her own instinct: “The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.”
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One of my favorite of the 90s supers is the incomparable Christy Turlington. Her effortless beauty and unique look contributed to her enduring career as a supermodel and the Christy of legend in the now famous Cindy, Christy, Naomi, Claudia, Linda group of megawatt model babes.
Christy has made it public knowledge that she’s a huge proponent of Ayurveda. The ancient Indian pursuit of prolonging the life and using natural remedies to treat aging afflictions as well as a method for holistic preventative medicine. Ayurveda is an art and a science built around balancing an individual based on their distinct physical, emotional, and life rhythm. The former supermodel also pairs her Ayurvedic practice with meditation and a devout adherence to yoga. Turlington even went so far as to cross over into entrepreneurship by creating her Ayurvedic inspired skincare line, Sundari. Christy began Sundari back in the year 1999, but parted ways with the brand in 2003 for undisclosed and publicly unknown reasons.
The model wasn’t always so holistic, she started smoking at age 13 as a young model. She didn’t quit until she was around 26 years old and beginning an undergraduate degree at New York University in Eastern Philosophy and Comparative religion. The model famously stated she’d rather gain ten pounds and lose her modeling career than to be down ten pounds and unhealthy and addicted to nicotine and smoking. She is now an outspoken voice regarding COPD, a disease she lives and copes with.
The former model is a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, a style of yoga known for its methodical attention to specifics. The name, meaning “eight limbed yoga” is Turlington’s favorite style because it is yoga built on discipline and fortifying the inner self, rather than chasing flexibility goals like many modern yoga practitioners do.
In an interview, when asked if she pursues yoga for fitness reasons or for spiritual ones Christy Turlington said “Yoga is a spiritual practice that has incredible physical benefits. I look at it as a lifestyle, a way of living that connects me to me. You know, the word "Yoga" means union. It's like everything in Yoga yokes or unites you to something higher, the highest part of yourself.
What I did for a living for so many years separated who I was from what I did, and Yoga has brought back all the parts of me. Yoga puts me in a place that is a little bit less about doing and more about being, which enables me, in fact, to do more.”The statuesque Turlington practices yoga in her home three mornings a week, and tries to take two classes a week.
In an interview with Time magazine she relayed her views on yoga the practice versus yoga the workout. “"I was interested in cleaning my body on a deeper level. Yoga really purifies your organs and blood. You feel that. You feel that circulation of energy. But the real lesson yoga gives you is learning how to be present."
Even though Turlington studies all six branches of yoga (and views her charity work and anti-smoking activism as seva— "service," an aspect of Karma Yoga), she's not critical of the popular exercise-oriented yoga boom, other than to worry some about the lack of standardization among teachers.
"Gym yoga isn't always the healthiest thing. I talk to so many people who say they've hurt themselves in a class and will never go back.
"I have friends who simply want to have a yoga butt. And there is such a thing. They're just interested in the kind of body they're going to have, although not everybody's going to have a Madonna body. I've been to lots of yoga classes, and there are a lot of different kinds of yoga bodies. I'm amazed at the strength and suppleness I see that some people have underneath very voluptuous shells."
On a season 16 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim and Kanye visited his hometown of Chicago. The couple met with one of Kanye’s old friends, Ryhmefest to talk about interpersonal drama that took place on Twitter where Kim felt that Rhymefest was saying unfounded things about her husband. The trio worked out their differences and Rhymefest extended an olive branch in the form of a small gift to Kim. It was a bit shocking to those who don't know the spiritual side of the middle Kardashian sister.
Rhymefest gifted Kim Kardashian a healing crystal called a herkimer diamond. The crystal is not truly a diamond but instead is a double-terminated quartz crystal. The herkimer diamond is a stone that is known for helping amplify energy, and are often called the "high vibe seekers" of the crystal world. The gorgeous stone is reported to manifest pure light and act as powerful multipliers of spiritual energy. A wonderful crystal to give, and to receive.
This seemed like a small token of friendship and a small gesture, but in reality it had a bigger meaning. Kim Kardashian made it public knowledge that she used healing crystals to get over the now infamous Paris robbery that parted her with the tremendous 20 carat diamond ring from husband Kanye West. The reality tv star and cosmetics, fragrance, and shape wear mogul in the making took time off after the incident due to understandable PTSD around the terrifying and unfortunate ordeal. She relayed to The Cut...
"I took some time off last year. And when I did, it seems everyone who came over would bring me healing crystals," Kardashian West said. "I didn’t know much about them at first, but I investigated them and got really into them. I’m around them more now, and it’s been really cool. I don’t have tons of them in my house, but they seem to give off an overall calm energy."
In true Kim K fashion, she was able to spin a positive out of the negative ordeal and was inspired by the crystals during the creative process for her fragrance line. The reality star turned fragrance alchemist related that clear quartz, citrine, and rose Quartz were the crystals that inspired her 3 offering fragrance line. These 3 stones are associated with raising vibration, acting as bottled sunshine, and manifesting loving and nurturing energy respectively. Kim kardashian didn’t elaborate that these were the exact healing crystals that she received from friends and family - but simply mentioned she was inspired by them. If you want to follow the trendsetting Kardashian, pick up these gorgeous crystals and benefit from their healing and soothing vibrations.
Of course crystals are no substitute for therapy or medical care, but they may just help you remember to stay positive and engage in the positive habits that help you stay on the mindfulness plan discussed in therapy or pursuing the healthy habits outlined by a trained medical professional. Below at the 22 minute mark, you can hear Kim talk about her crystals and how they inspired her fragrance collection as she shares a conversation with model Ashley Graham on Ashley's podcast "Pretty Big Deal".
In one of the more recent episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the sisters and their mom Kris Jenner can be seen saging the house after Kourtney has an unfortunate run in with a thief. I wasn't prepared to see saging talked about in what for all intents and purposes, is "mainstream media".
In one of the Season 17 episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kourtney Kardashian relays to her sister Khloe that someone had previously stolen from Scott Disick to the tune of several thousands of dollars. The eldest Kardashian went on to explain that someone whom they've trusted within the house to watch the children has been stealing money, an iPad, and rifling through Kourtney's office with a flashlight during strange hours. Khloe naturally encourages her sister to confront the alleged thief in an attempt to stand her ground on her own property.
The presumed thief leaves the property upon learning that Kourtney is on to her antics and theft. The scene ends with both Kardashians in hot pursuit, with their friend Stephanie Shepherd in tow to try and chase the thief for a confrontation and reaffirmation of common decency. Unfortunately the thief isn't confronted nor is the topic discussed further.
The scene transitions to Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian speaking with their mother Kris Jenner about both being frustrated by people trying to take advantage of them and bringing negative energy into their space. Khloe suggests that they sage Kourtney's home after the unfortunate encounter and the three women go about smudging in every corner and asking all negative/ bad energy to leave the space and go out the open doors, never to return. Khloe advocated for a once a year saging, but I'd love to encourage the Kardashians to sage more often than that. In my opinion, once every New Moon smudging with Palo Santo is a great cadence to get set up on, with a finishing sage every Full Moon.
I am loving the history lesson within this easy to read and easy to understand Vogue article in which modern shaman and energy healer Colleen McCann goes over some of the basics about saging as a practice and how it helps to impact the energy within spaces. Her overview on what she calls "spiritual hygiene" sends me.
Next up is a short clip of Khloe and Kim Kardashian presumably on vacation or at a resort of some type. This clip is taken from the Season 17th teaser trailer, and the episode has far as I know has not aired. The two are seen with sage bundles and are actively saging themselves. Khloe makes commentary about saging herself, specifically her heart, so that none of the disgusting people of the world can harm it. Kim makes a more general comment stating, "I'm going to sage myself."
I find it a tad comical that both ladies had sage bundles just on them at wherever they've escaped off to, during what I assume is some sort of family drama. The pair appear to be on a golf cart or some sort of little cart and have the appearance of being in hiding, and in saging. LOL. The Kardashians are a polarizing concept, and while I don't agree with everything they say, do, or sell...I think it's admirable and commendable that they show their spiritual practices and holistic wellness treatments on the show. They are through the sheer force of their reach, opening up these concepts to a curious and impressionable audience who may have had limited or zero exposure to concepts like sound healing, crystal healing, reiki, energy healing, mediums, and saging or smudging.
While I realize there is an entire dialogue out there about the concept of saging as being unethical due to it leading to deforestation of saging and smudging crops and botanicals and the notion of saging and smudging as cultural appropriation - I think it's key to remember one key concept that I've always come back to time and time again. Spiritual and holistic knowledge is channeled, not learned. Many world cultures have all arrived at the same healing foods, herbs, practices, and spiritual methodology and beliefs - let's just leave it at that. People globally have received shared divine wisdom that belongs to no single culture or group of people. There is enough division in this world - let's focus on unity and oneness.
On a whim, I decided to purchase a gift voucher for my best friend for a halotherapy session. She had been working on clearing some energy that was residing in the lungs using breathing techniques and breathe of fire yoga breath technique. In the time, it seemed like the perfect gift to compliment her current self work and self-healing. We decided to go through the experience together; both climbing into a small glass chamber that looked a bit like a super chic crane game...only WE were the prizes.
We were seated on a small bench, with our bare feet dug into pink Himalayan salt which covered the bottom of the container. With the door shut, we looked at each other not knowing what to expect. With a gentle rumbling sound, the salt delivery mechanism began pumping super super fine grain sand out into cube we occupied. It had no smell and was a very pleasant sensation of clean filtered air pumping into the room. The general consensus between us both was that after a few minutes we were breathing more clearly, and getting more oxygen than usual. Our breathing went from what we felt was "our normal" to a more expansive from the diaphragm, opening breath.
I started to feel a bit woozy from being able to breathe with more depth. It was like when you're in the mountains and the air is thin, and then you return to a lower altitude and your lungs open up and the air comes streaming in. We plugged in for a 30 minute session and chatted a bit, meditated a bit, observed some silence, and true to us.....shared a handful of laughs. The purifying process came through exhalation, with each in breath being bigger than the last and each out breath being more clarifying than the last. The light headed feeling from the beginning was replaced with a clear headed feeling. That feeling when all of your senses come online fully. Colors are a bit more vivid, your thoughts are organized and accessible in a more orderly fashion. Alignment within comes easily, when there is less resistance from whatever dormant emotions and energetic clutter you've released.
The experience with halotherapy overall was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. It was cleansing and re-energizing. The lungs correspond to grief, as an emotion and this emotion - often described as unexpressed love can clutter up your energetic system due to the loss of a person be it because they have passed on or because they have left your life. Releasing and cleansing this emotion out of the body is key because it frees the body of burdens that can get in the way of fully breathing in and providing the rest of the body with purifying air and according to some beliefs, chi (life force). The validity of whether or not salt therapy really does anything for the body, mind, and spirit is of course subject to your own attunement. If you feel like cleansing purifying breaths are what you need intuitively, definitely find a facility where you can do some deep breathing in a salt chamber or salt room.
On the June 16th episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian called in a renowned medical medium for a body reading regarding her psoriasis. The reality star called in none other than Anthony William, a highly regarded medical medium known for his ability to scan the bodies of patients to detect abnormalities in their energy field and also receive intuitive information about what ails them. You can't expect anything but the best and most sought after from the reality star who made headlines with her 24K Gold facials pre-Met Gala and her estimated net worth of $350 Million - medical mediums included! Love her or hate her, I think it's really cool that Kim Kardashian is introducing her audience to holistic wellness and spirituality. She could do anything with her media following, as we all know the world is waiting to report on her every move, and she is choosing to showcase holistic practitioners and being open about her comfort and preference for her spirituality and holistic wellness.
The reality star and multi-hyphenate Kim has been open about her struggle living with the auto-immune disease that impacts her skin's appearance while she balances life as a public figure. It's important to note that the move of calling in a spiritual practitioner doesn't seem like a move of desperation. The middle Kardashian sister is no stranger to the spiritual world, having been documented as a crystal collector and enthusiast, seeing multiple spiritual healers in Bali, and being known to sage herself when she feels the vibe is getting out of control. She seems like quite the pro when it comes to holistic treatments, and is open and cordial to Anthony William and his method.
Kim Kardashian shared with William that she had heard his name from multiple different people, including her cousin - who had shared Anthony William's Instagram content. Kim mentioned in speaking with Anthony that she knows that once she's heard someone's name a few times, she then knows she has to connect with them. Upon connecting via Instagram DM - according to Kardashian, she was able to arrange connecting with Anthony William for a scanning and reading as he was due to be in Los Angeles where the reality star resides with husband Kanye West. Kim relayed during the cut away interview that she is "obsessed" with mediums and "loves connecting with the spirit world" and even went as far as to say anyone that knows her knows that about her.
William quickly got to work after greeting La Kardashian and began scanning her energy field and body using a sweeping of the hands. As he took in the energy, he was able to pin point which areas of Kim's body seemed to be under the most stress. He commented to her that she may be experiencing the psoriasis as a side effect of overall toxicity and commented that he felt she may have heavy metals built up within her system - for instance in her liver. Kim seems surprised but relies on the wisdom she found in the reading and agrees to undertake a regiment recommended by Anthony William - a regimen involving Kim drinking celery juice to cleanse her body of the toxicity.
Kanye West made an appearance, but didn't seem fully sold on the medical medium and his method of hand scanning and energy reading. Even after Anthony William gave a possibly accurate reading on Kanye's overall health and what health issues or considerations may plague him later in life - West was still somewhat skeptical and even said "I can do that too." and waved his arms around pretending to scan energy with his hands. Kim seemed amused but not disturbed off of her chosen path of holistic wellness. The two seem to cultivate a relationship that allows them to hold opposing views, without treading on each others individuality. Truly commendable behavior from the two individualistic Air signs, as Kanye and Kim are a Gemini and a Libra respectively.
According to the reality star's Instagram @kimkardashian she kept up with the regimen, though she absolutely despised the taste of the celery juice concoction. Who could blame her though? Props to Kim for keeping up with the medical mediums (pun fully intended) and sticking to her encouraged treatment. Apparently the outcome for Kim was so positive regarding the treatment, she even got younger sister Kylie Jenner on board. The youngest of the Kar Jenner sisters was seen posting pics of her own celery juice blend on her Instagram. More on that to come...
Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, is a woman to admire in so many ways. For starters, she went from being a pop star in a girl group to becoming, through her own taste and execution, one of the most respected fashion designers in the modern day. She also balances this with being a mom and the wife of one of the most well recognized and decorated football players in the world. She's nothing short of a force of nature, and one has to wonder - what is her secret? How does she stay on the ball in her business, constantly creative, witty beyond measure, always chic and ravishing looking, AND so very likable....
I don't pretend to know all of her secrets, but I do know that Vic is quite keen on at least one holistic wellness treatment that I myself am a huge fan of....that's right kids, our very own Victoria Beckham is a fan of drinking Full Moon water.
I almost fell out of my chair when I found out as well, and was super pumped to hear that Victoria Beckham was in touch with her inner spirituality and on board with the energetic effects of drinking water that has been bottled under the Full Moon. Too cool! Apparently, VB learned of this powerful and potent beverage while staying at a German health and wellness clinic for some rest and relaxation. She now considers herself a fan of the regimen when she needs a reset and detox moment.
According to the website of the bottling company which harvests and bottles the water, "the biophysical quality of the water changes in line with the moon phase" but also makes mention that any differences in water quality have not been proven by modern medical science. A disclaimer that has to accompany said bottled water because it is being served at a health clinic, where very real medical advice is being administered.
As with all things, use your own discretion regarding if something feels powerful for you or not. Much of the metaphysical and holistic comes down to using tools, rituals, and techniques to align our minds and hearts to a desired outcome. It is all just a set of tools to get out of your own way - because we all have more power than we know!
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