Hola! I can’t believe we’ve just closed out 2021 and are already entering this really sweet, amazing energy that is 2022. I have to say this past month has been one where I felt like I have had to buckle up because you are going to ride this roller coaster of a wave that was December. I’m over here doing some backflips now that we’ve entered 2022 and have the Saturn/Uranus square, Venus/Pluto conjunction, and the first January new moon in our rearview mirror.
Did everyone else eat their grapes and wear red underwear in the Spanish style for bringing luck and prosperity into this New Year like I did? I don’t know where these traditions started in Spain, but I have to stay that I still love participating in them. I remember eating grapes or uvas (twelve in total) for the first time in Plaza Mayor in Salamanca. Once the bell strikes 12:00 am/midnight you try to eat all twelve grapes by putting one in your mouth at a time before the 12th stroke of the bells. I loved seeing all of the small containers with grapes in them that were ready for you to partake in this little ritual and watching everyone in the square gobble up their grapes to make sure they would have a prosperous and good new year.
The other New Year’s tradition I learned about after celebrating my first New Year’s in Spain is their tradition of donning red underwear to bring in luck into the New Year. It’s a pretty big tradition in that a lot of times families and friends will gift their loved ones with a pair of red underwear for Christmas or the holidays so that everyone is ready to have a prosperous year come New Years. Others don the red underwear because they want to find love. Either way I absolutely love this tradition and am all about wearing red underwear to bring in the New Year. I’m ready as my nails are almost always painted bright red to bring me luck so what’s the difference?! It’s kind of secretive which is nice, so people don’t necessarily know unless you share it with others just like I did.
Being from Texas, a southern tradition is to have black eyed peas on New Year’s Day to bring you luck. As I am an equal opportunist I always partake in this ritual, remember for next year a little black eyed peas action goes a VERY long way, in my opinion, this is not the tradition to get overly excited about and make an abundance of peas. I remember one year, I got WAY too excited about black eyed peas and I was stuck with black eyed peas for almost a week! They went with every meal; I think I even made tacos with them because I was desperate to eat them all.
Upcoming later this weekend is our own curated Wellness Pop-Up happening this Sunday, January 9th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and a great way to kick off the New Year right. As you might or might not know, I’m really into numbers and the number 9, the same date of our Pop-Up and is said to signify spiritual healing and I hope that happens for you if you attend our event.
This is also a great excuse if you need to get away from all of the football games…can I hear a “Honey…enjoy the game, I’m going to a Self-Care Wellness Pop Up.” I am so excited about this event! Besides having some amazing items in store for you, that are going to help you start the year off right, we also have some amazing women that are participating in the event and the space is just perfect! We have been planning this for some time and the fact that it is finally here is a little surreal. Either way plan to stop by as we’ve got an energetic group that has something for everyone.
I’ll be bringing you all my six different Reiki cards to choose from: my love and light card, cord cutting card, healing card, Law of Attraction/abundance card, my space clearing card, and finally my clearing card for the human body. I’ve also partnered with my friend and Reiki Teacher/Mentor, Yvonne Futch on some truly powerful space clearing starter bundles. When I say this is powerful, this is no joke! These are some of the same practices that we use when clearing our own spaces and we’ve both reinforced it with Reiki energy. That means Reiki times two! I absolutely love these kits and it’s a great way to dip your toe into the power of crystals. I know for a fact that you will notice the difference after clearing and cleansing your space, be it your house, office, or car. Don’t worry these kits also come with instructions so you won’t be fumbling in the dark trying to figure out what to do!
We will also have other products infused with Reiki energy from you to choose from. I’m actually currently wearing some of the gemstone bracelets that we will have on hand for you to purchase that we’ve infused with Reiki energy. Each bracelet is different and has different crystals to help you on your path. Stop by on the 9th to see which gemstone bracelet is right for you!
I’ll also have Aqua et Oleum’s extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) on hand as well. We will have olive oil samples and my mom’s delicious rosemary olive oil sourdough bread for you to taste with the olive oil unless you’d just prefer to shoot your olive oil samples. Did I mention we will be selling her bread too?! I am really excited for this; this bread is super tasty – you may or may not have seen the recipe on my website and it’s made with love! You can grab a loaf and then try your hand at making a Spanish Tostada to really feel international. I haven’t talked much about this olive oil – my bad, nevertheless, this is REALLY high-end olive oil, like some of the best, they don’t call it liquid gold in Spain for nothing! I’m not just saying this because I’m part owner of Aqua et Oleum, but if you’re still not sure stop by and try a sample, I’d love to hear what you think. This olive oil comes from Sierra de Gata in Extremadura, Spain from Cacereña Manzanilla olives. Extremadura, both the land and the people are truly hidden gems, and this area of Spain is about 30 minutes from the Portuguese border. This olive oil comes from the first cold press ensuring that you get the best healthy product possible. I’ll do a separate post on the olive oil as I could go on for a while about this goodness. A portion of every purchase both the olive oil and any of our other products like our custom hand-crafted wooden boxes and ceramic dipping dishes from Aqua et Oleum goes to support an Orphanage in Mexico. Besides the olive oil our other products are artisan produced, hand crafted, and each one is unique. No two look alike!
As if that doesn’t sound like enough reason to stop by and check it out, we will also be giving mini sessions of Reiki, Sound Therapy, Akashic Record Readings, and Acupoints with essential oils. Honestly, there is so much awesomeness that is going to be had here, I’ve probably left something out, but that just means that you HAVE to stop by. To stay updated on all the latest and greatest for this event check out my social media where I’ll be bringing you the most up to date dets and intel. If for whatever reason, you can’t come out and see us we will be taking orders – so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
If I haven’t told you already, in person, via text, email, or social media. I’m wishing all of you a Fantastic, Happy, & Healthy New Year filled with much joy, happiness, love, and abundance. And honestly, who doesn’t want to hear Happy New Year more than once, I know we can not have enough well wishes – at least I’m all for additional well wishes.