Smile Into Your Organs.

by Carole Bourne

“We shall never know all the good a smile can do” Mother Teresa

Hello my wonderful friend, I love the idea that smiling is used as a healing or meditation practice by many ancient cultures. I even studied with a Taoist master over 20 years ago on the alchemy of an inner smile.  It was big medicine.

Taoists believe holding a smile on your face and guiding it gently downwards, into your body and even further into your organs is the key to good health and longevity. The Balinese understand a smiling meditation washes away bad energy. Thich Nhat Hanh encourages a half smile for walking meditations.

And of course the Chinese believe our organs are connected to emotion.

Smile into your liver and dissolve anger.
Smile into your kidneys and dissolve fear.
Smile into your lungs and dissolve grief.
Smile into your heart and dissolve sadness.

I have intuitively reconnected with this ritual over the past few weeks to help with my deep grief.  My beautiful mother transitioned into another realm 2 weeks ago surrounded by family.  My lungs and heart are in need of healing. Grief is a curious creature. One which I will do my best to honour.


Healing practice:

This is a great ritual for last thing at night to clear away the days energy or when you feel swallowed up by strong emotions.

Smile. Close your eyes. Tune into your smile. It holds a unique vibration. Sense the gentle soothing  and potent healing qualities of your smile.

Now imagine inhaling your smile.  Picture in your mind’s eye the smiling energy flowing effortlessly into each one of your organs.  

Smile into your liver and dissolve anger. Time to cool excessive heat, frustration, resentment lingering in your liver.

Smile into your liver, feel her soften on the inhale and release excessive heat, anger or envy on the exhale.  Repeat for as long as needed.

Smile into your kidneys and dissolve fear.  Feel safe, secure and protected in life again.  Smile into your kidneys, feel them soften on the inhale and release fear and stress on the exhale. Repeat as needed.

Smile into your heart and release sadness.  Let go of old hurts. Be open to giving and receiving love in a healthy balanced way. Feel safe to love again.

Smile into your heart, feel her soften, relax and expand on the inhale and surrender sadness and deep hurts on the exhale.  Repeat as needed.

Smile into your lungs and release grief.  Appreciate the healing qualities of grief.  Understand its okay to let go when the time is right for you. Allow the grief to flow through you.

Smile into your lungs, feel them soften and expand on the inhale – and release grief and pain on the exhale.  Repeat as needed.

May you flow through this week with smiling organs. xox  Carole

p.s. I have a strong intuitive pull to offer global intentions circles.  They are a beautiful tonic to amplify and enhance your intentions. Click here to read more.  It’s on the 9th February. And while we’re talking sacred circles, the next full moon releasing circle is on 22nd February and will be beaming special energy to you from Ubud, Bali.


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The Energy You Sleep On:

by Carole Bourne

Hello, hello and Happy New Year.  Lets dive straight in.

I have an amazing releasing ritual for you that is a must – at least once a year.  Not negotiable in my book. I’ve been doing it for over a decade now and always find it surprisingly healing and refreshingly magical.  Shifts happen.

Your mattress holds energy.  My mattress holds energy.  You and I both sleep on that energy all night, every night. Year in. Year out. It’s an intimate energetic arrangement. A constant exchange between the two.

So it makes perfect sense to me to cleanse and clear any heavy, dark, yucky energies that may have soaked unknowingly into the memory of the said mattress. And while we are at it –  lets shift and refresh the energy that’s lurking under the bed.  Nothing like a good clean out and removal of dead energy stuff that some how got shoved under the bed.


The ritual of cleansing your mattress is like a huge detox for your energy fields.  A sweeping away of old tired energies. Can be an absolute life changer. I promise. Super helpful if you are recovering from a murky relationship or spent time in bed ill. For me its simple.  I just want to sleep on clean, light nourishing energy.  Not keen on resting my body on the ghosts of old wounds, painful memories, bad dreams, physic attacks or ill health.

So there you are.  is another sneak peak at a draft copy from my new little book which is still contently brewing in creativity.

The energy you sleep on:

Releasing rituals for your mattress (bed):

Here’s a few cleansing rituals to choose from.  Go with what feels right for you.  Do all if you sense your mattress holds strong toxic energy.

1. Sprinkle mattress with combination rock and sea salt.   Lightly rub into mattress.  Leave for at least 4 hours and then vacuum up. Sea salt works well for emotions. Rock salt for heavier denser energies.

2. Place a bowl of sea salt under your bed that has been infused with a few drops of juniper essential oil.  Change every week (new salt) until you feel there has been a shift of energy. Essential if you’ve had an emotionally challenging year or the mattress is second hand (and that’s a whole other story).

3. Cleanse the aura of your mattress with a sage smudge stick or palo santo.  Perfect for monthly cleansing  maintenance or after a bad dream or restless sleep.  I tend to smudge in, around and under my bed at least once a week.

4. Sound medicine.  Leave your device on the mattress and play a healing mantra.  The longer the better. This is the one I’m loving at the moment.  In fact its playing right now. Takes me straight back to my English retreat in September.

5. Grid your bed for protection. I prefer to grid my bed with black tourmaline.  It’s the most protective crystal from the mineral kingdom we have. Perfect for physic attacks or feeling vulnerable to the energies around you. You will need 4 pieces of black tourmaline. Any size. Pop one under each corner of your mattress. Call in the light, use a crystal wand or activate with reiki to energetically join the four pieces of black tourmaline to form a protective shield.

So there you are, another sneak peak at a draft copy from my new little book which is still contently brewing in creativity.

If you are interested I’m happy to write a more detailed post on gridding your bed – or even a room. Let me know. For me now its back to clearing and cleaning.  Really have a deep urge to go through every corner, cupboard, draw and hidden space.  Much releasing and letting go going on in my home right now, creating space to welcome the new and unknown.  Also playing with my word of the year.  It seems to have started talking to me via my morning journal practice.  Such a chatty little word. I’m learning lots.  Will share more soon.

Flow gently my friends.  xox  Carole 


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