Posted in Spirituality and Metaphysics

Incense & Meditation

We are hooked on great incense and love using them during our meditation practice each day.

The sense of smell is strongly connected to the areas of the brain that process memory, meaning that even the smallest smell of a scent  can bring you to a certain place or bring on a certain feeling in mere moments.  The sense of smell is directly wired to your brain, unlike the other senses, meaning that the link between smells and brain response is very rapid and quite ancient and primordial in nature.

The magical scent of incense can lift the spirit and transform the energetic vibrations of a room. Since ancient times incense has been used in rituals and religious practices. Whether to appease the gods or enhance magic spells, it has remained a powerful tool for spiritual use.

Perhaps the most common use of incense in the past was to create a space for ritual and ceremonial work.  From the Buddhist temples of Japan, China and Tibet to the churches of the Catholic and Greek Orthodox church, one will still almost always find some form of incense being burned in order to create a powerful and purified ritual space.  The smoke of the incense rising up to heaven is a universal symbol of prayer and offering rising up to the deities.  There is nothing quite as powerful as walking in to a holy space and being hit by the smell of incense, which immediately transports you in to a more reverent frame of mind!

You can easily create this type of sacred space of your own by incorporating incense into your daily yoga, meditation or prayer practice.

We have some of the finest incense in the world available in our shop

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Posted in Chakras, Spirituality and Metaphysics

The Solar Plexus Chakra

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Today marks 30 days – one full cycle into the Autumnal equinox – the season for letting go and 3 days past the New Moon phase which falls into the sign of Libra – the keeper of scales, reminding us to find balance in our lives.
This is an ideal time to do a self ‘check-in’ as we walk our path, are we still hanging on to thoughts, feelings, emotions that are restricting us or keeping our lives out of balance? Interestingly enough, both the numerical and vibrational match to these is the 3rd Chakra, also commonly referred to as the Solar Plexus(aka Celiac Plexus) Chakra.
It is a large nerve center in the abdominal cavity that manages numerous vital functions. If this is out of balance, you are out of balance – period. It is much more than just about ego, manifesting and the usual meta/new age lingo, it is the center of your true ‘mental/emotional body’, your self-esteem, personality, anxiety, excitement, basically how at ease we are with simply being ourselves.


When the Solar Plexus is in balance we are able to just ‘be’ and allow others to just be as well, this is a state of contentment. When it is out of balance, our emotions can range from insecurity and fear to aggression, lack of confidence to excessively competitive. It is one of the most commonly blocked Chakras and one of the most often ignored. It is a critical nerve center and is the root of both psychological disturbances and chronic illness.


One of the first ways we can begin to bring it back into balance is our breath. Focus on full breath into the diaphragm, all day, everyday, read that again, – all day, everyday, once again, – all day, everyday. Full breath will increase your emotions, that is correct, full breath will increase your emotions, not make you more emotional, but increase your emotional capacity, both resilience and kindness. This is the first step towards healing this Chakra and the beginning to bring you back into balance and the ability to let go.

Blessings,

Mark

Posted in Spirituality and Metaphysics

The Violet Flame

The Violet Flame is an incredibly powerful spiritual energy, that when tapped into can completely transform you. It transmutes the negativity you are holding within your mind/body/spirit into positive energy. This transmutation allows your vibration to increase, which in turn changes the way you see your world. You will begin attracting what you do want, instead of what you don’t.

Everything that Mark and I post is directly related to personal experience. We walk the walk in other words. We go through the pain, depression, sorrow, anger, fear. We do this to grow, to raise our vibration, to understand ourselves and our world and to have empathy for others. I have been led back to practicing the Violet Flame time and time again and am now ready to share my experience with you.

This practice is no joke… it works. Once in the morning and once in the evening I recite out loud the invocation while holding an Amethyst crystal (always making sure to surround myself in brilliant white light before doing so, for protection). I can literally feel my insides humming after and this humming is reaching all the spaces within me.. the space between (or the God space). This is where I AM.. I am not my body, I am not mind… I am the space between and this is where the answer to everything is. When you can clear out the crap that has piled up into that space, you make room for magic. That is what this practice does. It is completely transforming and life changing.

Have a beautiful weekend everyone!
L~