All posts by Star Khalifah

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The Stars Say…

Hey! The Stars represented here are the sparkly ones in the sky. They look down on Earth and from their view, they’re able to give unbiased advice to us.

So here we go.

Message 1 – Healing

You’re going to walk into different experiences in life, that’s just the way it is.

You’ll enter these experiences as either a healed individual or a damaged individual.

A healed individual will likely have the best experience because there is no negativity seeping into the situation.

The same situation will have a different result if you enter into it damaged and hurting. Those two things breed stress and anxiety and general unpleasantness.

The future is brighter when there is peace present.

You can channel peace through self-care.

We can go into further detail if needed but right now we have to move on.

Message 2 – Thoughts

Why does bad news spread faster than good news? The same reason why children are starving, people are poor and Amazon made a billion dollars in 2018 without paying one penny in taxes.

Some of the rules that we play by are skewed and diseased.

Gossip and envy are in that category.

Talking about other people outwardly. Or thinking about other people privately is not a good use of your thought energy.

At one time past, thinking good for other people was okay. And praying for people is still nice, but…

Now, it’s better to use your thought energy on ways that you can move forward. Or, on ways that you can elevate yourself into better, more light-hearted energy.

The Stars realize that celebrity culture is designed for many people to fail at this. After all, “it’s better to be talked badly about then not talked about at all”. Right?

No! Lol. Stop spreading bad news about other people. And be careful spreading other people’s good news. And, be careful about spreading your own good news too!

Okay, lastly +

Message 3 – Achieve!

The best thing that we can do is to reach our goals. Give yourself something to be proud of.

I, the writer here, am slightly sad that my readership is so low. It means to me that not many will receive these Star Messages.

But, the stars tell me that I should be proud that I have been chosen to speak for them. They say that obtaining my spiritual name + Star Khalifah + is something to be proud of.

OWN. YOUR. ACHIEVEMENTS.

It’s not all about completing milestones set by society. Although, it is part of it since we live here.

Pursue things that you have to work for. And those things that make you feel good. And don’t be shy about telling others after you’ve done it. You’ll be inspiring someone and you’ll be raising the value of life here on Earth.

Just don’t hurt anyone.

And don’t shy away from accolades and popularity that may come.

Accept yourself and what you’ve done.

Stop worrying about people who don’t have the same goals as you.

Do you want to be one of the millions that gossip and hurt others because they are damaged? Or do you want to be proud of yourself? The choice is yours.

An EASY Guide to Self-Care

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*There is a summary of self-care (ideas, tips, & more) at the end of this article*

In mainstream society, there is an emphasis on being a good citizen – giving without expectation of reciprocation, and being kind to people regardless of how they treat you.

All of that is fine, but have you noticed that there is more conversation on giving good to other people than there is a mention of giving good to yourself?

Yes, as humans we have to care and look out for each other with kindness and respect.

But what’s more important is to give yourself those same considerations.

Be extra nice to yourself. Go out of the way to make sure that you’re taken care of. Treat yourself good without needing a reason.

This, my dear, is the basis of proper self-care.

What Is The Definition Of Self-Care?

The Easy Light Sources Definition of self-care is protecting yourself from things that you don’t want to experience.

Simply put, self-care can be defined as taking care of yourself… Beyond the basic needs of food/shelter/clothing… We can assume that you have those things already. It’s not enough to cover the complexities that the human experience is comprised of.

The actual experiences that people feel in life are varied. So, self-care will also be varied according to what each person personally values.

Another definition of self care comes down to what you can do for yourself that creates feelings of self love. These are thing things that not only make you feel good, they also make you feel like an upgraded version of yourself.

Again, and I must emphasize, this will be different for everyone. And that’s okay, there is no judgment here. Stay true to yourself, that’s what’s important.

Why You Need A Self-Care Plan

A self-care plan will help to keep you protected as effortlessly as possible. Doing so will constantly keep you above the parts of life that you don’t want to be apart of.

In this world, there are millions of external programs, news, ideas, games, works, etcetera that can be focused on. All of these things can leave you neglected in many ways.

Most times, we can only do one thing at a time. Being consumed by other people’s created content is easy.

That’s not a bad thing, it just makes it easy for your own to-do list to fall by the wayside.

Having a self care plan allows your care to become a regular thing, on autopilot, so to speak. You’ll still have to put forth the effort to put yourself first but it’s easy when it’s something that you regularly do.

Remember: taking care of yourself is an expression of self-love!

People who regularly practice self-care are adding value to the world just by adding value to themselves.

Those who practice self-care:

  • Are more emotional balanced
  • Experience inner happiness
  • Display value without words
  • Are better able to help others, even if they’re not going out of their way to do so
  • Garner more respect from others because they outwardly respect themselves
  • Have peace as a constant experience

The only reason you need to practice self-care is the fact that you love yourself and you want to enhance your life experience for the better.

Self-Care Tips and Ideas

The typical tips and suggestions of expressing self care usually focused on leisurely grooming habits. Ie:

  • Take a long, hot bath with bubbles, bath bombs & essential oils,
  • Do a facial,
  • Paint your nails,
  • Get a massage,
  • Let a professional wash your hair,
  • Etc

These things are good because they make you feel special.

If taking a bubble bath raises your spirit considerably then you should do it as often as you can.

Self-care and self-love practices are more than just the physical practices. The best self-care is when you are protecting yourself from negative energy and experiences. That includes your own negative energy. You want to protect yourself from negative thoughts and detrimental habits.

Always thinking positive is an ideal trait. There is strength in having an optimistic outlook without delusion.

Self-care translates to self-respect when you outwardly protect yourself from other people’s negative energy and experiences. If there are negative words being directed to you or something that you love, you will need to use your words to protect yourself. Speak up and don’t let someone be a bully. It may feel uncomfortable at the time but being meek can make you feel uncomfortable a lot longer…

Being smart with your self-care will also tell you when to walk away from bad situations. You don’t have to enter every door that you’re invited to. Take care of yourself as a priority.

Here are some more self-care ideas:

  • Listen to uplifting music,
  • Do a happy dance when you’re happy,
  • Allow yourself to cry when you need to,
  • Don’t be sad for longer than a couple of hours,
  • Read more books on subjects that interest you,
  • Smell flowers that you see (literally smell them)
  • Smile and wave at children,
  • Celebrate when you see someone win,
  • Give out high fives when appropriate,
  • Create something that you believe in,
  • Practice patience daily,
  • Be courageous,
  • Be proactive about what you want to accomplish in your life,
  • Daily meditation
  • Exercise

For more self-care ideas, you will have to look within yourself and recognize what you need. Not what you want, but what you need. Unhealthy desserts may fill a want but if you need to be healthy in your life then be honest about what energy you’re feeding.

Positive Songs With Self-Care Lyrics

Ideally, a person will create their own playlist of their favorite songs that have good energy and no hate-lyrics.

If you like songs with hate-lyrics, don’t play it on repeat. Listen to it once or twice and use that play time to release your own negative energy.

Speaking back on self-care and self-love lyrical songs, here are a few that I can think of immediately:

  • The Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston
  • All Songs by Cambatta, namely, The Shaman, No Fear & DMT
  • Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson
  • Say You, Say Me – Lionel Richie
  • Fire Away – Naill Horan
  • You Got A Friend – Roberta Flack
  • Diamonds – Rihanna
  • Amazing – Kanye West

And more, this is not a conclusive list! It’s more than lyrics that matter, the whole vibration has to speak to you positively, the instruments played, the tone of the singer…

Show Yourself Love And Care Through What You Consume

Consuming in a literal sense is wanting that stimulates the senses:

  • What you taste on your tongue,
  • What you hear,
  • What you smell,
  • What your see,
  • What you feel.

These things can be positive or negative. They can make you feel good, or they can make you feel bad. Usually it is easy to tell the difference between the two.

Gulity Pleasures make it hard to tell if you’re harming yourself long-term for a short-term pleasure.

Once in a while, go ahead and indulge. The keywords there are once in a while.
The goal is to be healthy as much as you can be – healthy inside and out. That way, it wont cause too much damage to go into a guilty pleasure.

Unhealthy guilty pleasures on a daily basis are just bad decisions and low self control…

This article is nearing the end so I want to go back over how we consume things with our senses and how we can consciously protect ourselves with our senses in mind:

  • Taste– Consuming foods that will protect your body from illness instead of eating things that contributing to illness.
  • Sight – Looking at things that make you feel good and inspired instead of seeing things that disturb you.
  • Touch – Physically giving your skin an experience that is luxurious or pleasant instead of causing uncomfortable feelings or scars.
  • Hear – Listening to positive messages or uplifting content versus content that makes you feel down or negative.
  • Smell – There are some scents that make people feel high, these also can harm your lungs, brain, and other organs. No high is worth that.

If the things that you like are detrimental then you really need to consider how much you value yourself and how much damage you’re actually doing. Every once in a while it’s not so bad, especially if you make healthy decisions most of the time.

What If Nothing In This Article Helps You?

If you find these tips to be unhelpful to your self-care journey and you do not feel increased self-love, you may need to go deeper within yourself to find out what you need to feel cared for and protected.

A professional therapist has the training that you need. Please get help, everyone deserves to feel loved.

If you can’t afford a therapist then you owe it to yourself to try to take care of yourself the best that you can. See the good in everything and you’re already halfway there!

The Summary:

  • Self-Care is showing yourself love and protecting yourself from negative experiences.
  • People who practice self-care are happier, and garner more respect by displaying value onto themselves.
  • Creating a self-care plan will protect you in everyday life.
  • Good Ideas for Self-Care stem from what brings you good feelings. Choose the practices that will bring you short-term pleasure and long-term value.
  • Consume content that inspires you, teaches you, and makes you dance.
  • Eating well is self-care.
  • People who value themselves are more valued by others.
  • If you’re in need of further assistance, seek therapy. If you cannot afford a therapist, work harder to seek the good in life.

Arbonne Nutrition – An Honest Review

Hey you guys. I received some free samples of Arbonne nutrition products to try and here’s what I think about them!

A little about Arbonne: they are a company that produces vegan products for nutrition and also skin care! I received some samples from a Arbonne representative, Kristin – you can support her online store here!  Follow her on IG for a 20% off discount too!

So without further ado, here’s a run down of the products with a screenshot of ingredients that I found on the Arbonne website.

Arbonne Essentials – BODY CLEANSE

This body cleanse is for the inside of your body. One packet creates 32 ounces of body cleanse.

The flavor, Lemon Ginger, is tasty. Not very sweet and it does down easy. I drank the entire thing in about 16 hours.

How did I feel? Well, first let me set the stage: at the time that I drank this, my body was not at top health. An excess of refined sugar and other junk foods had me feeling really low and my immune system was weak. Now, that being said, a body cleanse really appealed to me to get me back right.

How did this cleanse work for me? It worked well! Within an hour of drinking some, I was coughing up some nasty stuff lol. But then the next morning, I woke up feeling a lot better.

But yes, my body liked the body cleanse! So it gets a thumbs up 👍👍

DIGESTION PLUS

This one has probiotics to help with digestion.

The taste is pretty bland. But, that’s actually a good thing because that means it doesn’t have excess sugars in it. So that’s a win!

How did it help me with the digestion? I didn’t really feel a difference but I think regular use would be beneficial.

ENERGY FIZZ STICKS

The Fizz sticks really are fizzy!

These gave me a nice boost of energy! The caffeine content is less than most energy supplements, which I liked. The energy gained was nice and smooth with no jittery feelings.

MIND HEALTH

I really enjoyed the cherry lime flavor, it was really yummy!

There may have been some clarity gained from these. I took a nap shortly after I consumed this. When I woke up, I felt pretty clear headed and was able to get more work done.

APPLE CINNAMON PROTEIN BAR

These protein bars are thick and filling. You can definitely taste the protein in them – they are a little dry. I do like how ground apple is listed in the ingredients!

As far as snacks go, I much preferred the chews.

FIT CHEWS

I believe the flavors here are chocolate and lemon. I found them to be really tasty and satisfying! And not too sweet.

ANTIOXIDANT AND IMMUNITY BOOSTER

It’s impossible to tell how boosted my immune system is from these but the ingredients are really supportive of health!

The flavor was really good, like a nice treat.

DETOX BODY SCRUB AND GELEÉ

These smell really good! I tried these on my arms and I believe they did feel noticeably smoother afterwards.

MASCARA

Unfortunately, the Arbonne mascara was not very agreeable to my sensitive eyes.

Although I have to say I liked how it looked on my eyelashes!

Okay, that concludes this review!

Over all, I do recommend Arbonne products, they are fun to use and made with natural ingredients.

If you want to try some for yourself, reach out to Kristin & Follow her on IG for a 20% off discount too!

Water is a Light Source

It’s easy to see why “Drink Water” is solid advice:

Our bodies are mostly water!

So if you’re feeling less than your best, the first question to ask can be “Have I been drinking enough water?”

Chances are, you haven’t. That’s okay, the good thing is that you can change up the energy and lighten up your current life experience by consuming a fresh glass of water. Yes, it really works! But, all water available is not equal. Check out this video to see the 6 Different Types!:

Lemon Body Butter Review + Video 🍋

I had the wonderful pleasure of being one of the first to try some new body butter made by Honey Punny!

First let me say that this post is not sponsored – I purchased this myself and even chose the lemon scent too! 🍋

So with that being said, I have to say that I really love this body butter.

It’s really, really smooth, thanks to the mixture of coconut oil, cocoa butter and Shea butter. It glides on so smoothly! It’s amazing.

The lemon scent is super fresh and crisp. And long lasting – I used some hours ago and I can still smell it on my skin.

And, that’s not all. As a gift, the creator of Honey Punny, Kishawna, also included some free samples – a couple of bath bomb and some Vicks Vapor Rub Crystals. They are both well crafted as well. Check out a full review of these products below:  

BUY BODY BUTTER HERE: https://easylightsources.org/honey-punny/

Review : GURU Organic Energy

As the search for healthy energy drinks continue, Guru slides in favorably with ginseng and echinacea as ingredients. Check it out:

This review will cover the taste and the energy!

First, the taste.

It was weird.

A strange after taste is pretty common with fizzy energy drinks. This one is one of the least tasty to me.

It’s not very sweet, which I’m okay with. But the after taste was kinda bitter. I ended up adding apple juice and ice to mellow it out. It worked! It tasted like a seltzer soda.

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As for the energy part, that was good! I did feel increased energy from this drink.

There was no jitters, no weird feelings… It was almost as if I didn’t have any kind of energy supplement!

The result was that I wasn’t sleepy anymore. I drank this around 4 in the afternoon and was still able to sleep well at 10pm. Sounds like a winner to me!