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Authenticity at its Finest

Being authentic is something that doesn’t come easily, especially in the society we live in. The society that bombards us with psychological programming everywhere we turn; what’s considered beautiful, what’s socially acceptable, what’s “real”. In this society being authentic looks like lots of things some of us experience; things like, blood relatives praising your journey in your face and then talking about you behind you’re back, people telling you you’re brave while they gossip and laugh at you the minute you leave and it can look like people questioning you’re every motive, plan and thought out of their own personal fears and shortcomings.

Authenticity, to me, is being able to have a vision and set a plan, while also being comfortable knowing and saying “I don’t have all the answers.” Only a fool would claim to know everything about everything and I learned young that I didn’t want to be or look like a fool to anyone, especially not myself. Authenticity, in my eyes, is also being able to plow through all the negative talk, disrespectful relatives, hateful & unhappy people and still hold the vision. Sometimes holding onto the vision you have and what’s in your heart can be the loneliest stance you take because everyone isn’t on your frequency and that’s ok, that’s how the world maintains its balance. That space is also where we develop personal strength to endure the journey that was meant uniquely for us and no one else.

I have loads and loads of respect for people who aren’t afraid to tell me the truth, who don’t omit information when they’re talking to me, who have the nerve to come to me and tell me something I did or said rubbed them the wrong way because that’s the only way for me to grow and learn from that connection or interaction. So many times relationships fail or fall apart because people are too afraid to be authentic with themselves. So how can we really expect people to be authentic with us when they’re being fake with themselves? That’s unrealistic!! It’s also unrealistic to live your life not being authentic then expect and demand people be authentic with you… We get what we give from this life.

Recently my most authentic moment was realizing that I put someone I love in the position to be hurt by the same people that have hurt him over and over again since he was a child, due to my own narrow beliefs. Like many of us, I was raised to put “family first” and nothing came above family. So when I met my husband in 2010 and he told me he didn’t associate with his family anymore because of some negative situations that constantly put him in bad positions my ignorance of his experiences caused me to push and push and push. I’ve pushed for 7 years for him to keep trying, keep reaching out, keep spending time with them. People are human, I get that. But after our families both told us we would fail in Colorado and we didn’t, I thought that the next big move we made would be met with a more positive energy.

This is where I’d love to bring in being honest with yourself about who people show themselves to be. People really can’t help but be who they are. So when you see someone valuing things you don’t value, that’s a huge clue that they’re not on your frequency or vibration.

Trust what people show you over what they tell you!

After our move from Colorado to New Mexico was almost complete we decided to tell our families that we sold our house and took the money to buy the property we’ve been wanting since we left California. My husband’s family told us so many positive things and how great of a job we were doing. Next thing I know we’re getting calls from other family members telling us not to be discouraged, don’t listen to what people say, and, the famous, “so and so said you’re stupid for making that move.” Why did I expect anything different? How can people change while sitting there telling you they want the same things they wanted when they were in high school? That was dumb on my part to see no efforts in self work, loving themselves and their son more than they showed us before. And the end of it all, the person that hurt was the person I’ve loved through lifetimes.

The moral of the story is, believe people when you catch them not being authentic and be authentic enough to call a spade a spade when you see it.

-IxChel-

 

The Blossoming of Zion Affinity

We’ve fallen in love with everything about our lives since we moved from California to Colorado in 2013. In 2013, shortly after we got married, we decided to migrate to Colorado, a place where we had no family, friends or connections. Colorado is where we found out first home together, we founded Zion Glory Herbal Healing LLP after closing Beauty for Pleasure, we discovered and dove into the beliefs & history of RasTafari and started traveling. Since we met in 2010 we’ve been on a deep journey of self discovery. When we met, we both knew we weren’t just “Black” or just “Mexican” and the idea of everyone being mixed with different backgrounds and genealogy resonated with us both very deeply. Los Angeles didn’t feel like the best place to be for us, seeing so much division among all different ethnicities and cultures, even the division within our own families made it hard for us to discover ourselves. So we made the shift to Colorado to start our new life together fresh. We found ourselves reasoning with a diverse array of people in Colorado and our life mission and soul purpose became evident… Bridging the gap between divided people.

Zion Affinity grew out of our search and overstanding of genetics and ancestry, our desire to assist people love those around them regardless of background or beliefs, and the recognition that so much of what is wrong with our society is the division. That was something Daniel and I have had in common since the day we met. We had both grown tired of people labeling us as “Black” or “Mexican” when we knew there was so much more to us than those labels, so much lost history, so much division and a lack of understanding of ourselves. Since we met in 2010 we’ve been doing our best to live out what’s in our hearts on this Earth.

Although there are tons of things we love about Colorado, we had to heed the call we were receiving and the redirection back to the focus that led us out to Colorado in the first place. Besides gaining a deeper overstanding of ourselves we left California in search of a huge, remote property that we could grow our own food at and live closer to the land, away from the city life we’ve known all our lives. Along our journey together we’ve learned that sometimes there are stops along the route you don’t expect or plan for but the soil is fertile and necessary for our growth. That’s exactly what we needed to realize, that our vision was directly in line with our higher purpose but we hadn’t dreamed large enough just yet.

Over the last 2 years we’ve planned for a piece of property only our souls could see and in June 2017 we found it! A year ago we were looking at a map identifying protective geographical lines around the world and we traced one directly through this land. We both said “Wouldn’t this be perfect if we could find like like right there?!” In May we sold our first home and went looking in New Mexico because we’d been receiving messages that we needed to be there. We went looking for a 20 acre plot that the agent wasn’t able to find, walked away with 65 acres!!!

 

The most common first question we get asked when people hear about our land is “What are you going to do with all that land!?” Build it up of course! There’s no structures on it, the land is 100% raw! Our vision is a community of unity where people of all backgrounds, ancestry and belief systems can live together and support each other in our individual and collective healing; while simultaneously planting herbs, food and plants that will help to revive and give back to Mother Earth!

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We’ve been familiarizing ourselves with the land, laying out the plans and setting the foundations for all the growth, and do we have some stories to tell!! We’re looking forward to sharing them with everyone who attends our first upcoming event at the property and slowly over our upcoming YouTube videos! For those of you that are interested in living on the land with us in New Mexico we’ll begin accepting applications in August! Send us an email at zionunitytribe@gmail.com and we’ll be sure to send you information regarding the process and the application when it becomes available!

We’ve also set up a GoFund.me for anyone interested in donating to our soul mission. All funds will be used to set up the community land, camp grounds, crops and much more we’ll be offering! Anything, even sharing this blog or campaign helps more than you know!

*IxChel*

 

 

Sizzling Heat Wave Summer Solstice

I’m sure by now you’ve all felt the sizzling heat wave if you live anywhere in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. We’re not sure how far this has spread or if Sunday will be the end of this torture, only time will tell. What we are sure about is energy, spirit and paying attention to the signs along this journey we’ve been on for 7 years.

We’ve tried to plan our moves down to the ‘T’, thinking of every possible thing ahead of us and ensuring that we’ve thought of resolutions to anything that might come up. And over the past 7 years we’ve realized that everything we plan isn’t going to happen exactly the way we want it to. We’ve both realized that there are times when we need to have patience, times when we’ve had plans to be somewhere that fell through and other amazing things have happened for us in those spaces. We had plans to be somewhere today and the heat wave had other plans.

There are situations in life that we try to fight through and push to happen, we’ve realized that a more collaborative way to flow with Mother Earth and Spirit is to slow down, have patience and listen. So when it reached 115 degrees in Utah and our car started to struggle with the air conditioning we heeded the sign and shifted like we needed to honor the fire the Sun is bringing today. Not only is it the first official day of summer but it’s also the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year. And the energy of the day is definitely slow down, cool down and CHILL!! So we’re planning on listening.

Stay hydrated, stay cool!

*IxChel*

Divine Timing in Chaos, Flowing

Since Daniel and I met in 2010 we’ve come face to face with some pretty heavy shifts, changes, obstacles and lessons. We learned soon in our journey that we felt like we were pushing and pushing and pushing for things to happen and nothing would flourish. When we first felt the energy we were in California and we shifted completely out of the state, to a state where we had no friends or family. I fought it at first, I won’t lie. Then Spirit started hitting me with obvious signs. Colorado license plates everywhere, Colorado on the radio, Colorado on TV, Colorado in the movies we watched… It was crazy!

Fast forward to 2016. We started noticing the same energy. People and businesses we tried to collaborate with wouldn’t support us, wouldn’t share posts, buy products or be a beneficial partner in events and collaboration efforts. One day it all hit me. I stepped back out of frustration and got still and silent. I asked myself, “When was the last time you experienced something like this?” The answer was loud and clear, CALI. That was the exact moment I accepted the call to this 3rd life shift.

Most people don’t take the time to know that we chose Colorado for several reasons, not just marijuana legalization. We’ve always wanted a family, we knew we needed to heal, we knew we needed healthy space from our families and we knew we both loved nature. The day that marijuana was recreationally legalized came about a year after we had privately made the decision to migrate to Colorado and about a month after we announced it to our parents. When we read the news that recreational passed, we were already in Colorado headed to Estes Park to scope out areas of the state we were most drawn to.

Like many shifts in life we planned our little hearts out and most of it fell through. We counted on money from different places coming in at certain times, that fell through. I planned on getting a job as soon as we got here, that fell through. We planned on getting land in the mountains, that fell through. And there are times in life when you think

“Shit! I’m so sick and tired of everything I’m planning falling through!”

We’ve been there before too. The beautiful part about plans that fall through and feeling like our world is crashing down on us is the aftermath.

It’s hardly felt like divine timing when our plans have fallen through until this year. 2017 has had a ton of major lessons and epiphany’s for us and it’s only April! But the one thing we can say is that all the failed attempts opened the way for new energy, new messages and clarification of our soul purpose to come through! We’ve got some major shifts in the works for Zion Glory as a business, family and community that we’re bursting at the seems to tell you about!

Check out our most recent live video webinar, The Shift and Flow, to get some of the bread crumbs we’re dropping about our upcoming shifts and how we’ve learned to flow with plans falling through to allow our soul purpose to take foundation!

Life Shifts, Memories & Movement

I think everyone has a favorite update on at least one of their most used social apps. For me, it’s the “On This Day” timeline on Facebook. I love being able to scroll through all of the posts from the same day for the years prior that I’ve had Facebook and see what I was going through, what has changed, have I grown, have I stayed the same, do I have a different perspective. It’s more of a self check for my growth.

Then there’s days like today when I see pictures of my husband and I; 5 years ago we were publishing our Engagement Photos just a few days before we were scheduled to get married. I’ve been recollecting on that time. Only us and our 2 witnesses knew that we were getting married in a couple days because we got so fed up with all the drama that comes with planning a “traditional” wedding. 5 years ago, we were already feeling that particular tradition wasn’t for us, we didn’t feel like the plans were anything close to what we wanted. We just weren’t feeling it. It was almost like the excitement and love we had for each other was being drained by those around us who wanted THEIR vision of OUR marriage to be priority. So we decided to get married without telling anyone.

It was liberating. It was also tough to hear and see people not happy for us because we chose to do our own thing that resonated with us. But it was liberating because it was our first BIG decision as a solid unit and we knew that the first big decision we made needed to be in our best interest and something we both wanted in order to have a solid foundation in our relationship. Over the last 5 years we’ve built and added to that foundation by doing what ultimately always works for us but also by being well rounded. By that I mean, we still feel out other people’s opinions and ask for feedback before we decide on what we’re going to do.

I can see by looking back at our “On This Day” on Facebook that our lives have been so beautiful with the way we’ve decided to walk them. And just like 5 years ago we’re working on a big shift that most people would try to talk us out of with projections of fear and insecurity. It feels amazing to not have space to receive any of that, discuss it amongst ourselves and be like…

“YUP! This is what we’re going to do! DONE!

Sky Is The Limit? That’s It?!

How many times growing up did you hear a parent or teacher say, “What do you want to be when you grow up? Sky’s the limit!” like it was big enough to hold your dreams? I’m a firm believer in no limits besides the ones you set for yourself. I hear that now and think

“Wow. The sky used to seem so big. Now it seems too small for that purpose!”

Over the past 5 years I’ve grown in ways I never imaged. I’ve realized things about my past, memories and feelings that I didn’t understand until I was where I’m at, spiritually, now. When I started writing this today I had a picture of the Universe that I wanted to share and I planned on making a point to say that the Universe is the limit. During my spiritual growth spurt I’ve learned to pay attention to the words I’m using and “limit” carries an energy that has held me back.

The definition of “limit” is (1) a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass (2) a restriction on the size or the amount of something permissible or possible. My message I leave you with today is…

YOU ARE INFINITE!!

December Duty: YOUR Skin is Calling!

Now we’ve talked about not allowing your self care to fall off during the holiday season and we want you to know we mean it. We also want you to know that we care about your wellness.

Self care can come in so many forms and fashions that it would be foolish of us to say “This is the only and best way to take or yourself.” But what we can say is that this is exactly for who it is reaching. If you’ve found yourself opening this blog or scrolling past another discount from our shop and that bothers you… Do something about it. We know that every business and store has been bombarding you with Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday discounts. Zion Glory remains consistent. We don’t wait for these days to offer you discounts or an opportunity to get a FREE Lip Love Membership. We’ve been doing this for MONTHS, consistently. Because this is what we want you to expect of us.

Expect that we’re going to keep reminding you to take care of yourself and love yourself first. Expect that we’re going to keep offering discounts on a monthly basis. Expect that the root of our intentions is always to put natural healing and ancient remedies in your homes. Expect that, without knowing you personally, we love you enough to put love, purity, and light into every product and service listed on the store. And hold us to those expectations!


SO WHAT’S YOUR PART?

Remember. Remember that you have this silent support team. Remember that all of our products have several uses and some pain or discomfort you’re experiencing, we likely have a remedy for. Remember that JUST LIKE YOU, we have goals and dreams. And JUST LIKE YOU, we need the support of our communities to make those things happen.

One last thing to remember. We walk the walk.


IN HONOR OF…

In honor of showing support to other business owners, supporting someone else’s goals and dreams, in honor of collaborations and community support… We’re featuring Tashia, a fellow entrepreneur, herbalist, writer and artist. We met Tashia virtually about a year ago and have had the opportunity to experience her intoxicating and grounding candle magic!

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Tashia is the owner of the blog, Earth, Wind and Curls. A completely accurate and flowing description of her energy and beauty! As a fellow writer, I enjoy her use of words and how they so accurately reflect her energy! Just like us, there are so many layers to her and her blog! AND… December is her birth month!! So help me in showing her blog some love, light and support by visiting, sharing and supporting her business, Earth, Wind and Finds. You’ll find that her products are gorgeous but they’re much more powerful than they are pretty; which is a high bar to surpass!

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The featured image of this blog is one of our products next to this exclusive Enlightened Ones: Golden Lotus Votive Set with an intuited candle blend just for our home and family! Now think about this. We live in Colorado, this goddess is in Maryland; she was still able to tap into the fact that Zion Glory’s owners needed grounding so she crafted our candle order to what we needed! And to make you’re shopping just a little sweeter this month:

For the ENTIRE month of December we’re giving you 30% OFF anything in the Zion Glory store! This level of a discount is something we only offer to our Affiliate so be sure to take advantage and stock up on your skin care and healing supplies before December 31st when the offer expires. You can use code DECDUTY at checkout!

A Little Slice of Heaven

What’s easy for me to talk about is the ingredients and process that goes into Zion Glory Herbal Healing’s product line. What I wasn’t ready for was the fact that our line is so personal and close to our hearts that there’s no way our energy isn’t infused into our products. Since we started formulating these products they’ve evolved and improved but something I recently realized is that they’ve done that because we’ve done that.

We chose Zion Glory as our name because Zion is another word for Heaven. And through our evolution we’ve come to overstand Heaven as a state of mind. Peace, honor, and love all became a part of our lives, our company and our divine mission. And through the discovery of those simple qualities we’ve found happiness and Heaven. And THAT is the space that we create from.

We grid our space with sacred stones and crystals, plants and sacred water so that the energy flows through it during the creation process. Even cleansing of our selves and our energy happens before we start anything that you receive. It only dawned on me recently to give everyone just a little bit more of us in October. Usually we give everyone the opportunity to get the products they’ve been waiting for. So THIS month, we’re throwing our Skin Revival Pack at you!!

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Doesn’t everyone love to be pampered? Better yet don’t you deserve to be!? Well this month is all about self love and showing that special person, including yourself, some appreciation. Set the perfect mood with a candle lit bubble bath, followed with a full body scrub that will rid your body and space of all that unwanted energy and be treated with a full body massage for complete personal care.

The Skin Revival Pack is perfect for any occasion especially everyday. Pick two great flavors of lip balms so your lips skip the weather changes. Even if you need to moisturize your body every day. Your Roots Skin Repair is here for the rescue. We haven’t encountered a skin issue the Roots Skin Repair couldn’t handle. So great that it even works for your hair, as a natural deodorant, stops your hair from falling out, and just like the rest of our line… is a plant based “sunscreen”!! And as we’ve been doing for the past couple of months, this skin care pack is discounted for you to enjoy on yourself and gift to your loved ones!!

 

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Natural Product of the Month, Headache & Sleep Aid!

FAREWELL AUGUST…

LET’S REVIEW!!

For the month of August we focused on the exfoliation of our skin and the purposes of different ingredients in our Revival Scrub that assists with many different aspects of natural skin care.

  • Oats assist with cleansing, exfoliating, sensitive skin & anti-aging
  • Papaya enzymes break down the dead skin at a cellular level
  • Butters & oils provide additional moisture to all skin types
  • Essential oils protect, moisturize and repair the skin

Yes!!! Run your hands over that skin! Feels silky smooth doesn’t it? We LOVE when YOU love your own skin! So thank you to everyone who has used the Revival Scrub and please remember… We love REVIEWS!!!

CLICK HERE to leave a review for your experience with our Revival Scrub!


SEPTEMBER’S
FEATURED PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
HEADACHE & SLEEP AID!

This is one of the products that had a huge impact on our overall health directly… Let us share how!

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This is our co-owner, skin therapist and herbalist, Cristina. Most of what we’ve shared up to this point has been that Cristina has created products for the healing of her husband, and she has, but there’s also some healing in this for her as well! In 2007, Cristina was diagnosed with chronic migraines less than a year after being hired on with LA County Fire Department. She was prescribed over 4 different drugs and none of them worked. Her migraines would come through even after taking 800mg Ibprofens every hour! They were so bad at times that banging her head against the wall or crying herself to sleep were the only options; to wait out the pain. So when she started to formulate recipes for her husband’s healing, Daniel said “What about something for your migraines!?” 

Our Headache & Sleep Aid is the only thing that’s been able to prevent and dispel Cristina’s migraines! It was originally called “Headache Rub” when we first launched the product in 2013. After the launch we heard from our clients that they love to use it before they go to bed to help them de-stress and get to sleep! So when we relaunched the line in 2015 we added on the “Sleep Aid” part of the name. Our family and our clients have started to use it in their sacred baths and self love/ skin care practices because it’s so soothing and calming!

Many of our clients are in our private group on Facebook that’s filled with some great testimonials and experiences with our Headache & Sleep Aid. CLICK HERE to be added if you’re not already a member!

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Similar to every product in our line, the base ingredients for our Headache & Sleep Aid is coconut oil, mango butter and beeswax. These 3 ingredients assist with:

  • Protection against UV radiation and harmful UV rays
  • Deep penetration of hydration and delivery of herbal healing properties of herbs like Valerian root and our special blend of essential oils.
  • Reversing early signs of aging and preventing early aging of the skin

So, not only does our Featured Product of the Month provide soothing, calming, stress and migraine relieving natural goodness to your body but it acts as a natural sunscreen and won’t speed up the aging process like other products will!


EXCLUSIVE MAILING LIST!

Now, although today is the 1st of September, you are not the first to hear about this information. I know I know. Sad, but we’d LOVE for you to be one of the first to hear about announcements like this!! Our Exclusive Mailing List is open for you to join anytime you like! 

Those who are signed up for our mailing list receive additional discounts, exclusive products/testers and they hear about all our upcoming events and opportunities FIRST! As should YOU!

SIGN UP HERE!!


 

SEPTEMBER DISCOUNT!

We want to encourage everyone to get some of this natural healing into their homes. So each month when we pick a new Featured Product of the Month, that product is discounted 10% for the ENTIRE month! Spread the word to your friends and family but remember… You get a larger discount by being on the mailing list!!

There is no discount code needed, just click below, select your desired size and checkout!

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The Power of Oats. More Than a Scrub!

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So far, this month, we’ve learned about the natural exfoliating properties of our Revival Scrub. The coffee grounds, cornmeal and oats are the main ingredients you initially feel when you use this product. What some of my clients discovered this past weekend at the High Energy Getaway, was that you can also feel the bite of the papaya enzymes. That slight stinging feeling is the enzymes breaking down the built up layers of dead skin, pollution and dirt!

What about this product makes it more than a scrub? Let’s talk about oats for a second. Before I started researching ingredients that would help with Daniel’s eczema I knew 2 things about oats:

1. They can be used to calm the skin during chicken pox and
2. They can be eaten.

Who else was with me!? *raises hand*

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Our initial experience with the use of oats for the skin started when we were trying to find a solution for Daniel’s eczema. During our studies we found that oats were helpful in calming the skin and assisting with a gentle moisturizing agent as well. So we decided we didn’t want to be wasteful and utilize this plant as much as possible in our product creations. Did you know that the oats you find in your Revival Scrub have been used to infuse the Roots Skin Repair too?! It’s TRUE!!

Over the years we’ve continued our study of plants and their healing properties and came across some powerful information! Oats can also be used as a cleanser and anti-aging treatment! Which ultimately means that you can use our Roots Skin Repair and REVIVAL SCRUB as cleansers! And August is the perfect time to take advantage of this amazing product!

Combine 2 parts of your shower into ONE and moisturizer, exfoliate and relax all at one time!!

 

 

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