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September 01, 2010 - Vol 1, Issue 9
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We've added meditation stones & we'll be adding oil burners soon.
|Dear Reader, |
Thank you for continuing to be a part of our amazing family. Heather and I love to stay in contact with all of our amazing clients and friends, and this is the best way to make that happen.
As always, we've been busy, busy little bees. We've got a new 12 Cycle Spiritual Light Body Activation in the works. This program is designed to be a year long process to reprogram old belief systems, judgments of self and others, as well as retrieving and reclaiming energy that we've been holding in past experiences. We have the first 2 cycles completed, and are working diligently on the remaining 10 cycles. If you want to get started, let us know. There will be homework involved in these courses.
A special thank you to everyone who makes each and every one of our mixers such an amazing experience! We're looking forward to this Sunday with excitement!
This just in: California White Sage Smudge Sticks or Loose Sage! White Sage Smudge Sticks $5.00 Loose Sage $5.00
We've gotten a new order of stronger, deep meditation stones such as Green Jade ($3) (stone of serenity), Prehnite * ($3) (stone to heal the healer *AKA the Holy Crap Stone!!! See Past Issues ), Lepidolite ($3) (stone of transition), Bloodstone ($2) (courage in transformation), as well as Essential Oils ($10 1/2 Oz), ceramic oil burners ($5.00), and more for sale. Check them out next time you come in.
We will also be putting up a few special webpages to request any essential oils or stones or other metaphysical tools. I'll be sending a special email when that gets posted.
A reminder that our next mixer will be Sunday September 26th 5PM at our place. This will be a very special Manicotti Mixer.
We hope to inspire and uplift you as we share tips, thoughts and information as well as things we've learned along our own path.
Stones, Oils & Herbs
California White Sage
Herb of Cleansing & Purification
Also known as:
Salvia Apiana, Bee Sage, California White Sage, Sacred Sage, and Salvarial
is a flowering perennial that is native to the Southwest U.S. Its tall woody stems and tiny white flowers love dry, arid slopes with lots of sun, and flourish in the rocky heights of the southwestern canyons. The aromatic herb has been used for centuries as incense and in smudge pots for ceremonial use * thus its common name of
white ceremonial sage
In addition to being burned as incense,
has medicinal uses. Some Native American tribes used
to treat coughs and colds, or added to a sweat bath as a general tonic and fever reliever. Burning leaves have been used to fumigate a house or dwelling after a contagion, and to purify the air during illnesses.
White ceremonial sage
also has been used as a hair rinse and a deodorant poultice to reduce body odor. It's a very strong anti-inflammatory when taken as a tea or infusion, and may help reduce ulcerative symptoms.
grows only in the Southwestern part of the United States, and there is concern about its wildcrafting as its typical environs are taken over by human growth. In addition, a drought in 2002 seriously limited the crop of white sage, prompting many herbalists to suggest that enthusiasts consider growing their own.
has medicinal and ceremonial uses, including purification, healing and calming, and is often burned as
and in smudge pots to fend off infection and pestilence. Recent research suggests that estrogen like constituents may prove beneficial in menopausal and post-menopausal women.
Native American smudge incense sticks
are used for purifying the atmosphere, dispersing negativity, protection. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke.
Potent and purifying. To burn a smudge stick: light the tip, blow it out and either wave in the air or place in a glass or metal container (one that will not burn) with sand or salt placed therein to hold the smudge upright. To extinguish, invert smudge into the sand or salt to smother.
Negative energy can make your home feel dense and heavy. Smudging is the practice of using an herb or combination of herbs to create a cleansing smoke that will allow these energies to be removed. The smoke attracts and absorbs this energy. As the smoke dissipates, the energy dissipates as well.
"It has been scientifically noted that the smoke from the practice of Smudging has the potential of seizing the positive ion in the air molecule and extracting it.
The positive ion in the air molecule is the electric charge that is harmful to your health. You come across it in places that are heavily polluted or that have been closed for a long time without air. On the other hand, the negative ion is beneficial for your health. After an electric storm it exists in abundance, because flashes of lightening free thousands of millions of negative ions into the air. This is why the air is so invigorating following a storm.
Burning Sage, Cedarwood and/or Sweetgrass remove the positive ions and leave only the healthy negative ions."
American Indian Secrets of Crystal Healing by Luc Bourgault
| Meditations, Incantations & Intentions |
Before you go pointing fingers...
When you find yourself rejected, abandoned, irritated, frustrated, or pissed off at someone, take a moment and ask yourself if you're really pissed at that person, or could it be possible that you've got some stuff about yourself that isn't resolved.
It may sound strange at first, but when we find ourselves reacting to someone else, that means we have something in ourselves that we haven't made peace with. In other words, if there wasn't some unresolved emotion there to be triggered, there would be no button to push.
In other words, same situation, no emotional charge, no emotional reaction = GOOD STATE.
It's easy to get frustrated at someone else...
If you've ever had friends who talk and talk and talk... to the point where sometimes you block them out, you might find yourself getting frustrated hoping they'd get to the point. Maybe even asking yourself how long this is going to take, and how it's distracting you from other more important things you could be doing.
Now, you could continue this frustration as long as you want, or you could take a step back and use this as a golden opportunity to wonder what this can teach you about yourself. As you stop projecting a frustration onto someone else, shift the focus back to you. Because when it comes down to it, your life really is all about you. Other people serve as a mirror for us that we too often ignore.
Take a look inside first
So, with a little speculation, you may find some underlying reasons within yourself for that projected frustration.
Could be that you hope to never become that person who talks and talks and talks. Could be that you subconsciously don't want to do whatever was more important, so you make other things more important (or drama filled) so as to take you away without feeling guilty. Could be that you're afraid of being stuck in a life without meaning.
Whatever it is for you, this practice of self-reflection helps you get to the bottom of your own issues, and resolve those emotions so you don't have buttons to push.
Practice Makes Perfect
When you find yourself sad, mad, frustrated, upset, irritated, depressed, or what have you, take this opportunity to reflect things back to you... bring it back home. How can I learn from this experience? Why would I give myself this reflection? Shift it from the other person or situation, and bring it back to yourself.
10% of your life is done to you, 90% is what you make of it.
So, what are you going to do about it?
Las Vegas, NV
September 1, 2010
Thanks for being a wonderful part of our family.
Satoris & Kenshōs
Satori: A Japanese term for sudden intuitive enlightenment or spiritual awareness; an epiphany leading to deep spiritual experience.
Kenshō: Seeing one's true nature or self, illuminating experiences escalating from briefer glimpses into the nature of mind, building to expansion and enlightenment.
Rejection & Self-Pity
(An excerpt from the upcoming book De-mystifying Mysticism )
Our initial reaction to rejection by others almost invariably comes in the form of a question to ourselves:
"Am I not good enough?"
The fear of not being good enough is an irrational fear.
When we feel rejected we may want to crumple up in a ball and hide. At other times we feel angry or disappointed. All of these reactions stem from the one root negative emotion of all: FEAR.
You Can't Change The World, So Change Yourself
Since you can never ever be the perfect person for everyone, it only stands to reason that you must start with yourself.
It would be silly to assume that from this moment on you will never feel rejected again. But, the reality is, you can develop the ability to quickly change those feelings when they do arise by de-programming old belief systems. Maybe even to the point where you are no longer affected by the perceived feeling of being rejected by others.
It's Just An Illusion
Start by viewing rejection as an illusion created by you, the perceiver of reality. You may never truly know the reasons that you are being rejected. It may hurt because the rejection is something you did not anticipate. When someone rejects you, try to see them from the perspective of compassion. It is possible that they may be rejecting some wounded part of themselves that really has nothing to do with you. At this point, it is not up to you to make them UN-reject you by trying to prove your finer points. Further, it is not up to you to judge their actions. You must allow them to continue on their path of self-discovery and continue on yours to uncover the roots of your fear. The only truth you can really uncover and the only one that will truly heal you is why YOU feel rejected.
No matter what others do, you alone have the power to feel rejected. The first step in your healing process is realizing that you have been giving your power away to the feeling of rejection and self-pity and have been stuck in a cycle of bandaging up your hurt feelings, without ever resolving the underlying emotions, unable to completely heal.
Exploration Leads To New Awareness
As the feeling of rejection comes up, explore it. You may become aware that although you thought reality was unchangeable, it may in fact have been an illusion put in place by you to avoid facing your own false feelings of inferiority. Notice how rejection and self-imposed inferiority has lead to self-pity or self-loathing in the past. Getting lost in self-pity leads you further away from healing. Now is the time to ask the hard questions. Is the rejection you are feeling really a part of you that is rejecting a wounded part of yourself? Do you have pockets of self-loathing that you continually force below the surface? Is blaming others for rejection a smoke screen for feelings you are repressing?
You are never inferior nor superior to anyone.
You can liberate yourself from feelings of self-pity, rejection and fear when you accept yourself unconditionally and realize that you have always been able to choose how you feel.
That being said, we realize that this is not an overnight process. It is a courageous commitment to rummage through layers and personal emotional subterfuge until you reach a place where you can be free and unfettered. Be gentle with yourself and cherish your process as each layer comes to the surface to be resolved, felt through and healed.
Las Vegas, NV
September 1, 2010
"We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same."
~ Carlos Castaneda
"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world."
~ Helen Keller
"Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself."
~ John W. Raper
"This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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If you ever have topics you'd like to know more about, let us know. We always enjoy expanding our own awareness, as well as sharing that with you.
David & Heather