Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Temple Box

Greetings Beautiful Souls,
I hope you are enjoying the very first WEvolve Box! I feel so honored to have this unique opportunity to share and connect with you. My hope is that this first box will inspire some intentionality around creating a sacred space. We live in such an erratic and high stress environment, and often not enough attention is paid to connecting with our essence, or to the sun, moon, stars and earth, and especially to the Divine. 

Creating sacred space in your home is essential to indulging the spiritual needs of your mind, body and soul. All life benefits when you are in harmony with your Divine nature.This box contains sacred objects to imbue your body and home with love and protection.

The Temple Box includes:

OM Scarf or Altar Cloth-use this beautiful cotton textile from India as a scarf to adorn your body temple or an altar cloth to define your sacred space. The mystical symbol on the fabric signifies the cosmic sound OM- the totality of sound, existence and consciousness. Om is a Hindi word and symbol and is usually pronounced in a way that rhymes with "home," but it is made up of three syllables: A, U, and M, or, phonetically, "aaah," "oooh," and "mmm." 

Chant om anytime, while driving or walking or meditating. Use when you are feeling anxious and need to calm or ground yourself. Use to connect to ALL that you Are.

Mini Zen Garden and Buddha Figurine- a Japanese rock garden, also known as a Zen garden, is intended to serve as an aid to peaceful contemplation and meditation. Rocks are carefully arranged and the sand or gravel is raked to create flowing patterns. Stone arrangements and other elements are used to represent mountains and natural water elements and scenes, islands, rivers and waterfalls. The small size of this “Zen Garden” allows it to be placed on your altar, on a desk at work or somewhere in your home where you would like to attract some peaceful energy. Add other elements, crystals, stones etc. To keep it pretty, remove the rock incense holder while burning incense as the ash will fall into your lovely garden.
Citrine Point Crystal- Natural Citrine is a stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune. Citrine was called the merchants stone and was placed over a money box to encourage prosperity. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. Citrine is useful in meditation to open the doors to inner thought. It allows the flow of the Universal Life Force and promotes an easy transition into the meditative state. It activates the thinking processes, and brings images forward from the deep mind.It is good for clearing the aura and also balances the chakras, particularly the root and solar plexus. (info from Crystal Vaults and Melody) 

Access crystal energy by placing crystals around your home or or wear them. Hold crystals in your hands during meditation, or place on your chakras to activate and cleanse them. For more information on Citrine or other crystals check out Crystal Vaults  an extensive online crystal encyclopedia or pick up Melody’s book, Love is in the Earth and incredible resource on the subject of crystals. 

     Lavender Copal Soap- Is a coconut oil based soap. The mystical properties of lavender are known to assist with sleep, long life, peace, wishes, protection, love, purification, visions, clarity of thought. This soap is intended to infuse your body temple with self-loving and peaceful energies. Be mindful while using this energetic soap, paying close attention to your body, how wonderful it feels to care for your beautiful self.

Turkish Hanging Carpet with Glass Eye- this traditional talisman from Turkey protects the home and it’s inhabitants from the evil-eye, any intentional or unintentional negative energy directed at you from known and unknown persons. 

Hang your talisman near the entrance of your house, near your altar or in a central place in your home.  The “eye”, called the Nazar Boncugu, is an amalgamation of molten glass, iron, copper, water and salt. This particular combination of minerals and metals is believed to provide a shield from the forces of evil. 

Incense is used to promote ritual consciousness, the state of mind necessary to rouse and direct personal energy. The fragrant smoke purifies a room and surrounding area of negative and disturbing vibrations.

Temple Meditation
Use this meditation to protect your space and person, creating a sense of personal safety for your home and for you wherever you go.

Sit in a comfortable position either cross-legged or on a chair. It is important to have your back as straight as possible when you meditate, it allows your energy to flow easily through your spine. Begin to attend to the breath. Pick a place of focus on the breath's path (such as the nostrils, the back of the throat, your belly), or follow the breath during it's journey through your body. 

Ground yourself by imagining the energy in your spine is  connecting or rooting into the Earth, pull up some of the loving Earth energy into your spine and throughout your body. Open your crown chakra to the cosmic sun & energy of love from the Universe, and pull that energy into your spine and throughout your body as well. Imagine some of the Earth energy moving up your spine and being released into the sky, and that the energy from the sky is moving down through your spine into the earth. You are a powerful channel.

Expand this energy out from your body in the form of white or golden light. You are in a loving cocoon of light. Say to yourself, (in your mind or out-loud) "May I be safe, may I be protected, may I be loved, may I be happy", or use other words that have a similar meaning. Begin to expand this energy until it encloses your home or any space you want to share this energy with and say, "May this home (or other place) be safe, may this home be protected, may all who enter it be loved and happy." You can continue to expand this incredible sphere of energy that you have created to encircle your neighborhood, your city, state and even the Earth and beyond. Follow your heart.

When you have completed your intentions, fill yourself with gratitude for the connection and your experience during this time, then come back into the body.

You are magical and deeply loved! 
Blessings on your everyday journey, until we meet again,
Lalania Simone

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