Monday, October 3, 2016

Divine Feminine Box

The Divine or Sacred Feminine archetype is represented in many ways, from the compassionate Goddess to the dispassionate destroyer. The energy of the Feminine is returning to balance after over 2000 years of oppression, bringing much needed healing energy to our planet. 
The items in this box represent a few manifestations of the Feminine.







-Isis Art Card:Isis (also Aset) the Moon Goddess of medicine and wisdom, is one of the earliest and most important figures in ancient Egypt. She represented fertility, family values and healing wisdom. For more on Isis visit www.ancient-egypt-online.com.


-Venus of Willendorf Lotion Bar: is one of the earliest images of the body made by humankind and the oldest female figurine artifact ever found, dating back to 30,000 BC. It is thought that she represented the Great Mother, symbolizing fertility with her large breasts and round belly. 

Our Venus lotion bar was lovingly created by Fern at Return to the RootsIngredients: Shea nut & cocoa butter, Solar & Lunar slow infused Olive Oil & Calendula + Gotu Kola. 



-Moon Journal: The Divine Feminine has been linked to the moon since ancient times. The three main stages of the moon, waxing, full and waning are also known as the Triple Goddess, relating to the three stages of a woman’s life the Maiden (child), the Mother (adult) & the Crone (elder). The moon can also impact the menstrual cycle of a woman, as both share a 28 day cycle. The moon moves the tides as she rotates around the earth, humans being highly composed of water, are also impacted by the moon's movements, often on an emotional level. 

The phases of the moon are very potent and symbolic at certain times during its cycle. Use these times to empower your intentions and inner work. Use your journal is to track your experiences and emotions during the different phases.Visit a moon phases calendar to learn when the moon is entering any of these phases:

  • NEW MOON: healing , personal growth, new projects. Cleanse & consecrate ritual tools and objects, such as crystals. 
  • WAXING MOON: attracting, manifesting healing energy for love. 
  • FULL MOON: perform divination, release patterns & what no longer serves, transformation. 
  • WANING MOON: banish negativity, ailments from self and home, fill void with positive energy. 
  • DARK MOON: replenish .

 Another great moon calendar here. (scroll down for Moon rituals)




-Mother Goddess Candle: Infused with Rose Quartz and Moonstone,crafted with Moon Energy in honor of the Mother Goddess. This candle is beaming with divine feminine energy. The candle is infused with the essential oils of Lavender (which is the comfort of Motherly love), Jasmine (alleviates stress to balance the female system), Grapefruit (cleanses the aura and mental body), and Patchouli (calms the body and the mind). It also contains Lavender and Rose Petals to soothe the mind and banish negative energy. Rose Quartz- A stone of unconditional love. Opens the Heart Chakra. Emits Goddess Energy. Restores love and harmony. Builds self-love. Draws o negative vibes and replaces with loving vibes. Also stimulates fertility for those looking to conceive! Moonstone- A Woman's healing stone. It heals and balances hormones and cycles. Stone of new beginnings and rebirth. Said to bring inner harmony. Balances Yin and Yang. Also a great stone that stimulates fertility. All the ingredients give o a motherly love vibration. 

The candles were blessed with the powerful mantra: Jaya Jagatambe – “Jagatambe” is the Mother of the Universe. Chanting this mantra can connect you to the expansive and active energy of the Divine Feminine, to Kali and Durga energy. Kali and Durga are two aspects of the Divine Feminine known for their strong and protective qualities, as well as for their compassionate love for their children. For more amazing candles visit House of Good Juju.





-Kwan Yin Figurine: Quan Yin carries the Goddess and Divine Mother aspect of Buddhism. The same Goddess and Divine energy carried by the Virgin Mary in Christianity. In the Egyptian mysteries it is carried by Isis. In Hinduism it is carried by Shakti, wife of Vishnu, by Parvati, wife of Shiva, by Radha, wife of Krishna, and by Sita, wife of Rama.

Quan Yin's name is a translation of the Sanskrit name of her chief progenitor which is Avalokitesvara, also known as Avalokita. In its proper form it is Kuanshih Yin, which means "She who harkens to the cries of the world."- www.crystalinks.com



-Fertility Goddess Affirmation Card- Each box included one of these beautiful Womanifesting cards representing a different aspect of the Sacred Feminine Archetype, This gorgeous set was created by Abiola Abrams, author of the book Sacred Bombshell. If  you are interested in puchasing the full deck, visit sacredbombshell.com.






-Glass Terrarium, Tillandsia Rubra Air Plant- Symbolic of the living energy of Mother Nature, this beautiful and easy to care for “air plant” needs indirect sun or, if you are in a basement, full spectrum or fluorescent lighting. They will spritzed with water several times a week or rinsed gently once or  twice a week and left upside down in an airy space to dry completely before returning to the terrarium. They must be completely dry within 4 hours or they have a tendency to rot! If it seems like your plant will not dry fully within that time, use a fan or full sunlight for a bit.Tillandsias flower and multiply! Please scroll down for more detailed information and care instructions. Your plant has a 30 day guarantee, ending November 7th,  2016. 
Please email me at connect@wevolvebox.com if you have any issues.




Moon Phases Rituals


-New Moon Ritual

  • Create a special ritual or practice. This needn’t be too elaborate. My suggestion is to head outdoors if you can, grab a crystal or two, maybe a candle and your journal and pen. Whatever sets the tone of a sacred space for you. And, it’s ideal to do this just after the new moon.
  • Reflect on last month’s intentions. If you created an intention list last month, review your progress and celebrate your wins. If this is your first time creating new moon intentions, perhaps journal about the month past, exploring what came to light, what was released and what you invited into your life. You may be surprised to learn what you’re intentionally or unintentionally drawing in.
  • Create intentions for this coming month. Take a deep breath and centre yourself. Feel yourself connected to the earth, as a part of the Universal life force energy. Allow your intentions to bubble up from deep within. Feel them in your body. At the top of the page  in your journal, write “New Moon Intentions for (insert month), (insert year)”. Number out your intentions, trying to list no more than 5-10. This post on how to set intentions may help.
  • Offer up your intentions. At this point, I like to release my intentions, handing them over to the Universe, my guides and angels to help my wishes unfold for the highest good of all involved. You may wish to ask: “May these intentions unfold in the coming month, or in perfect divine timing, for the greatest good of all involved. Please guide me through this process.” Take another deep breath and as you exhale, feel the weight and responsibility for these intentions lift. It’s not up to you alone to make them happen.
  • Turn your intentions into affirmations. Without becoming fixated on the intentions for the month, you may like to rephrase them as positive affirmations and repeat them throughout the month. (This post explains how to write positive affirmations) You may wish to get creative and illustrate them, write them on post-it notes in your office or put reminders into your phone to pop up throughout your day. from the Little Sage

-Full Moon Ritual

  • Check a moon phase calendar for the next upcoming full moon.
  • Create a sacred space and arrange a time to perform the ceremony (preferably at nighttime and outdoors under the moonlight).
  • Write down on separate slips of paper the things you want to release or change.
*Supply suggestions: fire proof calderon or cooking pot to toss the burning paper inside, candle with matches or lighter, water (to put out the fire afterwards), and smudge sticks for cleansing.

Full Moon Purging

  • Cleanse your sacred area with an opening prayer, a sage smudging, and/or by burning some incense. Invite your guides, angels, masters, or teachers to be at your side throughout the ceremony.
  • Light one or more candles. Look to the skies. Breathe in the night air.
  • One by one, read out loud the words you have written on each slip of paper. Set your intention to release the item/addiction/attitude from your life. Set it to fire and place it in the calderon. If you have a campsite barbecue or bonfire going that's cool, just toss the slips of paper into the fire one by one. If you are doing this ritual with a group of others take turns reading your words. If these things are too personal to read out loud, read them silently to yourself. Just remember... our words have power. Saying - "Be Gone" audibly and loudly can be very freeing. Go ahead, howl at the moon if you've a mind to. Have some fun! from- healing.about.com


Caring For Your Brand New Air Plants


After you've unpacked your plants and spent sufficient time marveling at their unique beauty (and possibly giving them names), give them a good soak in a water bath (submerged in the water) for about 20-30 minutes. Shake gently to remove any excess water, and set in a spot with bright light and good air circulation to dry off. Follow the directions below for ongoing care of your plants.

Light
Air plants should be kept where they'll receive bright, indirect sunlight or under fluorescent home/office lighting. Periods of direct sunlight are just fine, but more than a few hours of hot sun will deplete the plants of their moisture. If your plant will be in a spot with some pretty direct light, try misting them every couple of days to keep them hydrated.

Water
Air plants live on air, right? Uh, not right! While air plants don't grow in soil, they definitely NEED to be watered. While the plants can survive for long periods of drought, they will not grow or thrive and will eventually die off if water is too scarce. Follow the directions below for watering your plants on a regular basis and they will stay alive and well for quite some time. The good news is that since these plants are very forgiving, you shouldn't stress over their care schedule. There's certainly no need to get a babysitter when you go on vacation.

How do I water my air plants?
As a main method of watering your plants, we recommend giving them a thorough rinsing under running water or letting them soak in a bath of water for 20-30 minutes. You can use a bowl, the sink or even the bathtub if you've got a family. After their shower or bath, gently shake the plants to remove any excess water from the base and the leaves, and set out to dry in an area with enough air circulation to dry them out in about 4 hours. If your plants need an in-between watering, misting them with a spray bottle is a great method. A plant in bloom should be rinsed rather than submerged in water, and take care when rinsing the delicate flowers.

How Often do I water my air plants?
Your plants should be watered once per week, and 2-3 times is recommended for optimal care. A longer, 2-hour soak is recommended every 2-3 weeks. If you are in a drier, hotter climate, more frequent watering or misting will be needed. You'll begin to notice that after watering, your plant's leaves will feel stiffer and full of water and they'll be softer and lighter in color when they're in need of water. Wrinkled or rolled leaves can be a sign of dehydration.

Temperature
Air plants will do best in generally warm conditions (a good range is 50-90 degrees).

Grooming & Aesthetic Maintenance
Everyone needs a little grooming once in a while! It is normal for some of the lower leaves of your tillandsias to dry out as the plant grows or acclimates to a new environment, and those leaves can be gently pulled right off of the plant. If the leaf tips have dried out, you can snip the dried tip off (try trimming at an angle to leave a natural-looking pointy tip), and the same can be done for the plant's roots. Don't worry about harming your plants during grooming--they'll regrow.

Fertilizer
Fertilizing your plants is not necessary, but will keep them in top shape and should promote blooming and reproduction. We recommend using our Grow More Air Plants and Bromedliad Fertilizer once per month. Other water-soluble fertilizers can be used at 1/4 strength (Rapid Grow, Miracle-Grow, houseplant fertilizer, etc.) if Bromeliad fertilizer is not available.

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