✨'Over hill, over dale/Thorough bush, thorough brier/Over park, over pale/Thorough flood, thorough fire!/I do wander everywhere/Swifter than the moon’s sphere/And I serve the Fairy Queen/To dew her orbs upon the green/The cowslips tall her pensioners be/In their gold coats spots you see/Those be rubies, fairy favours/In those freckles live their savours/I must go seek some dewdrops here/And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.' A Midsummer Night's Dream.✨ . . . Happy Litha! Many solstice blessings 💛 Today is a day to celebrate nature, yourself and everything that brings you light and love. Surround yourself with the colour yellow: flowers in your hair, petals in your bath, the sun's rays on your skin. Take stock of everything that has happened since the winter solstice - if you keep a journal, perhaps look back and reflect on what your intentions were. How many have you achieved? How many are you still working on? How many are no longer relevant? Today, perhaps set some new intentions, or bask in the glow of what has come to fruition (or both!). . . The new moon in Cancer falls in the very early hours of Saturday morning (for us in the UK) so we are now moving into the influence of the dark moon energy. Cancer is the water sign of emotions so perhaps find a way of feeling whatever emotions are starting to come up for you without allowing them to overwhelm you. Maybe do some chakra work and focus on clearing out and cleansing - vocal work like Japa mantra (well, I wouldn't suggest anything else, would I? 😂), aromatherapy (@doterra Citrus Bliss for me today), filling your body with cleansing, energising foods so that you are ready to turn your own wheel of the year, to move it onto the next phase refreshed and anew. . . However you choose to celebrate, I hope you have a beautiful day and can get outside for sunset 🌅 or just to breathe in and out! I'm hoping to get over to the South Downs nearby, babies allowing - fingers crossed 🤞🏽 . . Sending you lots of love and aaaaallll the light ☀️☀️☀️x
Oh. My. Goddess. I was going to save this but I'm just far too in love with the wonderful @alannajeanillustration's depiction of the Goddess Lilith to wait. In the coming months, each Goddess mala will come with a Goddess information card with (almost - I mean there's only so much you can fit onto one card 😂) everything you need to know about your chosen Goddess. Thank yous in abundance for this, Alanna, I can't wait to see the rest! 💕🙏🏽🔥
✨Soul food Sunday✨ Celebrating the coming Solstice by getting out in nature today to pick some strawberries 🍓 at a nearby veggie farm. . . I feel that with Wednesday's celebrations fast approaching today is a good time to start reflecting on the past six months in order to start looking forward to the next. Just for now though, I'll be enjoying the present. I hope you're having a happy Sunday - what are you getting up to? 💕🐝🌳🌞 . . Oh! And happy Father's Day to all you awesome Papas! ❤️❤️❤️
✨Sthira-sukham asanam✨ A teaching from the Sutras that feels very pertinent right now. It's often translated as 'posture should be a balance between the steady and the comfortable' but I've always favoured 'soft' rather than comfortable. This works for me because, especially if we apply the teaching to our every day lives, sometimes things may not feel 'comfortable'; sometimes we may find ourselves waaaay outside of our what feels 'comfortable': standing up for ourselves and making our voices heard, making a decision to change something that isn't working even though it may bring discomfort in the short term. Our stance may be steady and strong, but if our gaze doesn't have a 'softness' to it, the ability to adapt and change, to take things as they come whilst remaining rooted in our intention, then everything might end up a struggle. If our gaze hardens, then surely our hearts will follow. Can we find a way to remain steady in our stance but soft in our hearts? Perhaps that's the way through all of this. Stay awake. Stay open.
✨Once Upon A Mala...✨. A travelling mala project with a creative writing twist. The project is well underway now with Ms Mala on her way to the 12th participant. She's currently in NJ, USA and will then be heading to Boston, Ohio and then across to IN and WA. I'd particularly LOVE to hear from goddesses in Canada and the southern states as well as ANYWHERE Latin America (I'd really love to make her time on that side of the pond worthwhile) but it really doesn't matter where you are in the world - we're in Australia, Italy, Sweden - all over! . . Pop over to @once.upon.a.mala to see how she's been getting on so far. . . If you'd like to get involved see below for more details 📚✍🏽 . . 1 mala, 108 stories. Here's the idea: . I create a mala which travels around the globe, making stops here and there to be meditated with, worn, cared for by a keeper for one week before making its way to the next stop. During your time with the mala, you will write a story of at least 108 words, which will be posted on a special part of my blog. As a thank you you'll then get a little one-off discount code 25% just for you. . 108 stories from 108 people who have touched the same 108 beads...it's becoming something truly special 🙏🏽❤️️🌈☄️💫. . . To express your interest and find out a bit more about how it will work, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org (or through the contact page on my website - active link In bio) with your name and location (town, country). If you are up for it, and you know others that might be too, tag them below or share this on your feed. . Happy Thursday, beauties! Xxx
✨Strength✨ Really happy with how this custom piece for a man who dedicates his life to the service of others at home and far away turned out. Made with mahogany Obsidian to provide strength, eliminate energy blockages and vitalise purpose, Astrophyllite to infuse the system with light and illuminate the true self, Bronzite to think ahead and promote change in a harmonious way, Garnet to protect and bring strength, and Labradorite to bring in new ideas and protect against energy leakage in order to maintain personal energy. ✨💫🔥