Friday, September 7, 2018

Tarot Box

The Tarot is a system of divination that has been around for hundreds of years. It is a wonderful tool and can provide guidance from your higher-self and guides. Reading the cards are a great way to tap directly into your intuition.
 
  • Art Card Featuring Tarot Cards from the Etteilla Deck, circa 1789  

  • Tarot Deck Box: This box was custom made to hold your deck, along with your favorite crystals or other sacred things.

  • Flower of Life Etched Palo Santo Stick: Palo Santo means “Holy Wood”, it is a tree that grows in Central America, and is known for its distinct fragrance. Light the end of the stick and after a coal forms blow out the flame. Use the smoke to cleanse your deck between readings. Visit-Zen and Meow


Engraved Palo Santo
  • Tarot Spread Cloth: Use this gorgeous scarf as a sacred cloth to lay out your tarot spreads, it can also be used to wrap your deck, or as an altar cloth.

  •  Tarot Journal and Stickers: Keep track of your favorite spreads, and the meanings of your cards. The blank pages are perfect for spread diagrams! Customize your journal with the Major Arcana tarot stickers by Pardon My French Studio.


  •  Ethereal Visions Tarot Deck: This beautiful, gold-foil stamped deck by Matt Hughes is designed with the traditional Rider-Waite symbology. For. more about working with the tarot, scroll down


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                   WORKING WITH THE TAROT


v  It is important to charge your deck with your energy, this creates a resonance, an alignment to your personal energy signature. There are several ways to do this.

·          First and foremost, cleanse your deck. This can be done by passing it through/over sage or Palo Santo smoke, it can also by setting it in the sunlight or moonlight, and can also be done by setting an intention.
·          Look at each card one by one, in order, while reading the short descriptions.
·          Set the deck on a selenite plate (which will also cleanse the deck) or set one or more of your favorite crystals on top of the deck while it’s not in use.
·          Sleep with it under your pillow, it is a bit bulky and doesn’t need to be directly under your head, just near.

v  The great thing about the tarot, is that it is personal to you. The meanings in the booklet are the traditional meanings, but your intuition is boss! As you use the cards, pay close attention to your first instinct, thoughts and reactions. The same card can mean one thing in a reading and have a different meaning in another reading depending on how it related to the other cards in the spread.

v  REVERSED CARDS: There are many schools of thought when it comes to reading reversed cards. The deck already has an equal amount of positive negative and neutral cards, so some believe it is unnecessary to apply reversed meanings. One way to read reversals is to apply them to your inner life…for example, the Devil card is often interpreted as being in bondage to some sort of addiction/habit, but reversed it could mean habitual thoughts.

Reversals can also simply be read as blocked energy in regard to what the traditional or intuited interpretation is. For example, the World card often depicts success, when reversed it could mean that success is coming but is slowed or blocked from manifesting at this time.
I personally do not read reversed meaning, unless guided too. I feel like my intuition helps me understand if I should return it to the upright position or consider it a reflection of the inner world, or blocked energy. I will use a pendulum for further clarification if needed.

I would suggest turning the cards upright while reading initially and as you begin to feel more connected with your cards you can determine how you’d like to handle reversals.  There is no absolute rule with this, and should feel comfortable for you.
Do you really, really want to learn the tarot? I recommend a book called Tarot 101, it is a course with writing exercises and homework, and it is how I learned and memorized the meanings of the cards, while also learning how to listen to signals from my intuition.

v  JOURNALING: Keeping a tarot journal is a fun way to record meaningful readings, and your favorite spreads. It is interesting to go back and re-read previous readings and see how meanings become clearer with time. Also, as you develop your own expanded interpretations for certain cards, a journal is a great place to keep this important info.
v SPREADS: There are endless spreads on the internet, one of my favorite sites is 'The Emerald Lotus'. You can also search 'tarot spread' on google images and Pinterest. ALSO...create your own spreads! 
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Monday, June 4, 2018

Intuition Box

We are the Divine manifest in form, resulting in a natural, deep connection to the Universe. The Divine/Source/Creation is always ready to guide us to our highest potential, but our society has trained us to discount this innate power. This box includes several tools to assist with the awakening of your intuition.

**Scroll to the bottom for suggestions for creating a ritual to deepen your connection 
with your intuition.**


  • Queen Eye Art Card, by Noel del Mar
  • Awaken Intuition Ritual Bath, by Cattail Apothecary: This bath was custom blended specifically for this box! Ritual baths are an ancient tradition where one can purify and anoint oneself using intention and the healing/ spiritual properties of the ingredients in the bath. Visit cattailapothecary.com



  • Heart Tea Strainer   ◆◆◆ USE THE BACK OF A SPOON TO PUSH THE METAL TAB THROUGH THE NOTCH WHEN OPENING◆◆◆
  • Inner Work, Intuition Tea, by WEvolve Box: Ingredients: Organic spearmint leaf, organic lemongrass, organic elder berry, organic red rose buds and petals, organic linden flower and leaf, organic chamomile flower, organic raspberry leaf, mugwort and organic orange peel. Please do not drink this tea while or immediately before driving. This is a wonderful tea to drink before bed, or before reading the tarot, meditation, or otherwise connecting with your intuition.


  • Agnya- Third Eye Essential Oil Roller, by the Hippie Homesteader: Gem infused essential oil roller. Use throughout the day to connect with the third eye. Can also be used to anoint the third eye during meditation. For more, visit thehippiehomesteader.com
  • Opalite Pendulum: Use to connect with your intuition and guides, excellent for help to make decisions and for tarot card interpretation.
  • Labradorite Stone and Quartz Point: Labradorite protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Keep near to strengthen intuition and promote psychic abilities. Quartz helps to expand consciousness, stimulates the chakras, assists in communication with guides, past-life recall, and is an amplifier for other crystals and stones.


  • Intuitive Being, by Jill Willard: Excellent book on how to create and/or deepen your connection and trust with your innate knowing.

RITUAL: Use the items in your box to create your own personal rituals, incorporating your traditions and sacred objects such as sage smudging, calling in the directions etc. The following is a suggestion only...

Set aside some time for yourself, where you will not be interrupted. Create some sacred space for meditation, maybe a pillow on the floor, surrounded by candles and your favorite stones or other sacred objects. Clear the space with intention and sage, Palo Santo or other incense if you have. You have now set your space for meditation

You can make your tea to drink during your ritual bath or after your bath and before your mediation. **This tea has ingredients that can feel a little altering. Steep for a 3 minutes and remove the tea strainer from the cup, you can leave it longer if you'd like it stronger.

Run yourself a bath, pouring in the ritual bath blend. Soak in the bath, offering gratitude to the waters, and to the herbs, asking them to help open you to your intuition. Soak for as long as you fill guided to. *(If you don't have a bathtub, you can pour the blend into a washcloth and rub all over your body.)

Return to your sacred space and drink your tea, if you have not already, then bring yourself into a meditative state. You can hold your stones in each hand if you like. You can ask your higher-self,  guides or ancestors to bring you messages. Pay attention to the thoughts and pictures, even colors or sounds that you notice during your meditation.

Journaling can be a good practice when working with your intuition, write down everything you experience during your meditation, as its significance may not become clear till later on.

Use your pendulum to connect with your intuition. The more you use it the more responsive it will be. A pendulum can be cleansed and charged along with your crystals with sage, or other smoke medicine (incense or Palo Santo) or with your intention to clear them. You can ask your intuition or guides yes or no answers using your pendulum.  I found a great video that shows how to get started using a pendulum and how to differentiate between yes and no answers.














Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Scared self-Love Box

 This box is a celebration of your divine self! You are a beautiful aspect of the infinite, a powerful and unique being that deserves love and appreciation. We live in a fast-paced world where we don’t often honor ourselves for who we are and what we have to offer. When you take the time to nurture your being and spirit everyone benefits, not only those closest to you, but the entire world is uplifted by this act of love.

Wishing you quiet moments and meaningful rituals of love.


♥ Vintage Botanicals Art Card: a bouquet of lovely flowers for you!
 Heart Balm by Tellicherry Trading Co: Custom made for this self-love box, it’s a treat for the skin you’re in, but specially made to nurture your heart space. Gently massage into the skin around your heart and heart chakra while imagining a luminous pink light emanating from your heart and filling your entire energy body/aura with love. www.denversoap.com
♥ Love Votive Candle: Infused with Olive Oil and essential oils of  Patchouli, Rose, Clove, Lavender, and Dragon's Blood, use in your self-love rituals or anytime you can use a little love boost.
♥ Handmade Indian Paper/Sari Journal: Love letters to self. This is a special place to write wonderful thoughts and intentions from you to you. You may also like to write your oracle readings down to reference again in the future. 


♥ Green Tara Figurine (also known as Kuan Yin in East Asia): In Tibetan Buddhism Tara is a Bodhisattva, a Sanskrit term for a being who seeks or has attained enlightenment and motivated by great compassion, is devoted to the awakening of all sentient beings. The Green Tara is a goddess of universal compassion and a protector from fear.
**Please note, due to several Tara's breaking in the original shipment from Nepal, we have substituted several Kuan Yin statues of equal value.


Kuan Yin Oracle Deck: Kuan Yin is the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion and is a manifestation of the Divine Mother. This beautiful oracle deck will support you as you nurture yourself and help to guide you in your spiritual journey.



Self-Love Ritual

Begin by setting your sacred space, this can mean arranging your altar or creating a cozy area with your special crystals, photos or objects that hold meaning for you. Boil water for your tea, and while you are waiting, hold the tea bag in your hands and think of any intention or gratitude that you would like to put into your tea. You may also put intentions of self-love into your candle, simply by holding it and asking that it’s burning flame be a reminder of the warmth and love that the Universe has for you. When you have your tea, and have lit your candle, gently massage your heart-balm on your heart and heart chakra, filling yourself with loving thoughts, asking your heart to open and receive as well as share love. Begin writing your thoughts or intentions of self-love in your journal. Write what you would like to bring into your life. Write down the things you want to forgive yourself and others for. When you are ready, pull out your Kuan Yin oracle cards, shuffle the deck and give yourself a reading, recording the cards and your thoughts in your journal.

The journal is handmade and may have a funny odor from the paper-making process, spread the pages open and leave out for a few days, the smell will fade.
It is common for tarot and oracle decks to be kept in silk, satin or velvet pouches. The satin bag in your box is meant for this purpose.

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Meditation Ritual Box

Meditation takes many forms, from walking or dancing, to sitting quietly or even chanting. Some like to bring stillness and peace to their experience, while others prefer a guided audio. Meditation brings us deeper into ourselves, a few moments away from the world “out there” to explore the infinite world within. May these tools inspire your personal practice.

Please scroll to the bottom for a meditation ritual and a video on how to play your singing bowl.





- Lotus Art Card: the lotus has long been a symbol of ever unfolding enlightenment in eastern traditions.

-Mala Beads and Silk Brocade Pouch: a mala is a string of prayer beads used to count mantras or repeat affirmations in sets of 108 repetitions. The practice of chanting a mantra is used as a form of meditation, the mantra is repeated out loud or within the mind.
*scroll down for suggestions on cleansing your mala beads*


- Meditation Candle by House of Good Juju: infused with Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Smoky Quartz, and Kyanite, as well as a selection of essential oils. Visit houseofgoodjuju.com

- Go Deep Meditation Oil by La Que Sabe: this oil is specially formulated to help you connect with higher states of consciousness, anoint your third eye or wherever you prefer, prior to meditation. Made with essential oils of frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, clary sage and Reiki energy.

-Celestite Crystal Cluster: also known as Celestine, is a powerful healing crystal. Celestite will connect one with the Angelic realms, allowing for the free-flow of these higher frequencies into the Crown and Third-Eye Chakras, and also the Throat Chakra for expression.

-Dhoop Incense Sticks: a style of incense without the bamboo stick. Use the hole in the box to hold the incense while burning.


-Brass Singing Bowl with Pillow& Striker: the pure sounds produced when the rim is rubbed by the mallet is said to put the brain into a meditative state. The vibrations of the singing bowls have the same wavelength found in the brainwaves that produce feelings of relaxation. Getting a bowl to sing may be challenging at first, but keep trying! 
*Scroll down for singing bowl video tutorial.*


Cleansing Crystals and Stones
I feel like it is very important to energetically cleanse your crystals, malas and stones, as they are constantly absorbing and releasing energy. They can be cleansed several ways, by intention, by placing in the window under a new or full moon, by smudging with sage or Palo Santo smoke or other purifying resin incense, such as frankincense or myrrh. You can also place then on a bowl with sea salt, or a bowl of sea-salt water. DO NOT place softer crystals, such as selenite or clusters of any kind into salt water as this could damage your crystals.


Meditation Ritual
Prepare your sacred space or altar by bringing together items of significance, such as a photo or other meaningful symbols. I like to represent the elements with a vessel of water, a lit candle for fire, an incense or sage bundle for air and a crystal or plant for earth.

Sit in a comfortable position and consider your intention and create a mantra or affirmation for this ritual such as-

  • I deserve whatever good comes my way today.
  • I radiate confidence, certainty and optimism.
  • I love myself more every day.
  • Today, and every day, I choose to give to the world.


Anoint your third eye and crown chakras, or if you prefer, anoint all of the chakras or any other part of your body with the Go Deep meditation oil. you can also use this oil to anoint your candles and other sacred objects.

Holding your mala beads on your hand, closing your eyes or keeping them open with a soft gaze, begin to say your mantra, moving your fingers to a new bead with each repetition.

Once you have completed a round of affirmations, give thanks to your being for your life and experience.

Blessings,
Lalania




Friday, October 6, 2017

Moon Ritual Box

Since ancient times, humans have known that they were linked to the cycles and phases of the moon. These influences range from subtle emotional emanations to more obvious physical effects, such as the syncing of the female menstrual cycle. Many spiritual cultures practice rituals during the different phases of the moon. The WEvolve Box Moon Ritual Box provides the tools to create your own rituals.



-How to Become a River, mini art print: by Giada Rose of Rose Witchery

-Cast Iron Cauldron and Charcoal: in the practice of Wicca or Earth magic, cauldrons symbolize the womb, and when working with the elements can symbolize the Earth or metal. In modern spiritual cultures, they are used for used to burn loose incense on a charcoal for mixing herbs, or to burn petitions.

-Black & White Ritual Candles/Star Holder: Small candles used in ritual and spell work with candle holder.

-WEvolve Box Moon Ritual Oil: Created specifically for your moon rituals to dress your candles and/or anoint yourself: sweet almond oil (base), sandalwood essential oil (divination, protection), jasmine essential oil (purpose, compassion), rose essential oil (love, balance) lemon essential oil (spiritual cleanser, focus).

-Selenite Stick: Named for the Moon Goddess Selene, Selenite is a protective stone that can also activate your telepathic abilities. It is also a great aura cleanser. This stone is great for working to open the heart, third eye and crown chakras, Because of its layered striations, it should never be placed in water.

-Moon and Star Chime: The ringing of a bell or chime is said to clear the energy of a space and to keep negative spirits away.

-WEvolve Box Moon Ritual Herbal Resin Blend:  Each of the herbs and resins in this blend have specific properties to assist with moon ritual work:
white copal (connecting to astral planes, purification, protection), frankincense (courage, success, joy), myrrh (banishing what no longer serves), cedar (create sacred space), chamomile (calming, attracting prosperity), rose (self-love, draw love), sage (clearing, purification).


Your moon rituals can be done within a couple of days on either side of the actual peak of the moon phase, it is your intention that matters, the moon helps to activate and amplify your focus.



Friday, August 4, 2017

Ancient Egypt Box

Ancient Egypt (Kemet) had a rich spiritual culture, steeped in mythology and meaningful symbolism. The items in this month’s box celebrate the magic of this ancient and foundational tradition.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Travel Altar Essentials Box

The experience of connecting with your deeper self can be enhanced with simple rituals, such as- lighting sage and/or a candle or holding a high vibration crystal or stone during meditation. This box contains a selection of items to adorn your altar space and add a ritual element to your spiritual practice. The box and its contents can also be used as a standalone altar.