Different Pendulums and Their Uses

Pendulums are a very versatile tool for personal growth and consciousness expansion.  They're easy to learn, can travel with you anywhere, and can be used for self-hypnosis, energy healing, meditation and divination. In this article you'll learn different pendulums and their uses. Pendulums are made from many materials, from beautiful woods like Coconut, to semi-precious gemstones and metals.  Each material provides unique properties that can intensify the work you do with your pendulum.  When choosing a pendulum(s), consider the primary goals you have for it and choose materials that will best enhance those practices. For energy healing practices, a pendulum


Meaning of the OM Symbol

The OM or AUM symbol is widely popular and seen today on everything from tattoos to home décor.  It is chanted by many during yoga classes and meditation, but how many truly understand the depth of meaning embodied in this simple symbol and chant? OM has its roots in very ancient history, with references to it found as far back as the 2nd millenium BCE.  It has ties to all ancient Indian religions including Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The sound of OM is considered in many cultures to be the most sacred sound there is.  It embodies all things, and


What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient healing practice used to improve health, relieve stress and pain, and bring body, mind and spirit into proper balance.  The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words Rei, which represents the Divine, higher universal energy, and Ki, the energy that animates all living beings. Ki flows through every living thing, from plants to animals.  When levels are high; you will feel strong, healthy and confident in the face of daily life and any challenges. When low, you can experience feelings of anxiety, weakness and even illness.  The flow of Ki can be improved with a healthy



With specimens that have dated back almost 2 billion years, Shungite is indeed a very ancient, and powerful, stone.  It is also quite rare, found only in the Karelia region in Russia. It's origins are very mysterious and no consensus has been reached by scientists as to how it came to exist on Earth.  Theories abound, from it being the remains of ancient sea life that no longer exist today, to the possibility that it came here via meteorites.  It's history, mystery and age alone make it a truly special stone to add to your collection, but it is also


How to Show Your Mom You Appreciate Her

Our moms and the mother figures in our lives do so much without wanting or needing recognition. Moms are our comfort when we need to be comforted, they are our compasses when we need help finding our way, and they are the ones who are the happiest when we succeed. Sometimes we forget how much it would mean to let our mom, grandmother, aunt, or any other nurturing woman in our lives know how much we appreciate them. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find the words or actions to let them know we care. That’s why we’re sharing five


Turn Your Worries Into Laughter

Most people are familiar with the old adage “Laughter is the best medicine.” This little pearl of wisdom has helped many people regain their perspective and deal with life's challenges in a more lighthearted manner.  Every person, from every walk of life, experiences fear, hardship or periods of struggle at some point .  It is an inescapable fact of life. Turn Your Worries Into Laughter! While some are crippled by fears and crumble in the face of challenges, others seem to find an uncanny ability to tackle them head on.  Have you ever wondered why it is some people just manage


How to Spread More Love into the Modern World

In this article, you'll learn how to spread more love into the modern world. Modern technology and its advances have brought immense growth to mankind. Unfortunately in a world where human interaction has become increasingly more digital and isolated;  it can be easy to believe that the world is a bad place.  The media has a vested interest in highlighting stories with shock value to improve ratings and readership.  The result tends to be a lot of negativity repeated again and again.  Over time, this alters our perception of reality and damages our capacity to see the positive, casting a dark


6 Ways to be Kind to the Earth

The day we realize each of our individual actions directly impacts the beauty and future health of our planet, is a profound moment. It’s easy to ask, “How do my actions, out of the 7 billion people on Earth, affect the planet?” However, when one person makes a change, it has an incredible ripple effect. Today is the day that we are going to take responsibility. We don’t have to make ginormous life-impacting changes—but each of these 6 small tweaks to your daily routine will help decrease your carbon footprint and help make Mother Earth a better place to live for


Rune Sets

Rune sets are stones with etched symbols often cast for divination purposes.  They are Scandinavian in origin and have been around for centuries, dating back to as far as 150 AD.  The symbols were an original form of alphabet used before the Roman alphabet took hold in Europe.  Each symbol was made of straight lines, making them easier to carve into stone. Over time, this meanings of the letters evolved into a deeper esoteric symbolism.  Casting runes can help you see situations from a more well-rounded perspective with their messages.  Interpretations are not difficult and with practice, Runes can be


Rose Quartz: The Stone of Unconditional Love

Rose Quartz, also known as love stone or pink quartz, is easily recognizable by it's beautiful pink color. The hues range from very pale almost white, to deeper, almost red tones. In jewelry making, the darker pink shades are considered more rare and valuable, but any shade of rose quartz can be used for healing energy work. Rose Quartz is used to open, clear and balance the heart chakra;  the energy center that focuses on all types of love.  Rose quartz is said to enhance feelings of acceptance, unconditional love and to promote healing from grief and emotional traumas.  It can


Symbols of Healing

Throughout the ages and across many cultures, healing symbols have been used to promote wellness on all levels.  They elevate our vibrations and draw therapeutic, transformative energy. In nearly every culture, there is a belief in a universal spiritual energy that we can access.  This universal life force energy goes by many names – chi, prana, the holy spirit, but the essence is the same.  It is the life force energy that ties all together and flows through and around us.  It can be invoked to protect, purify and heal. Energy healing practices like Reiki use special symbols to represent various


How to Be Your Own Shaman

In this article, we'll discuss how to be your own shaman. Have you ever heard the phone ring and known who it was before answering? Perhaps you've felt inexplicably sad or upset right before hearing bad news.  Do you ever see someone and instantly pick up on their health or mental state? If so, you have witnessed first hand the intuitive connection we all have to one another.  This energy is something that we can all tap into and it is the same energy that Shaman's can read, understand and influence to bring healing and wisdom to themselves and others. All


5 Must Have Spiritual Tools

Here are 5 must have spiritual tools: Many people choose to create a space in their home that allows them to reconnect spiritually, a personal oasis or spiritual sanctuary, where it's possible to release the cares of the world and reconnect with Spirit. Creating a personal space for quiet reflection is a great way to enrich your life with a higher sense of purpose and meaning. Every sanctuary is highly personal, but there are several tools that can enhance the receptivity and positive energy of any sacred space. 5 Must Have Spiritual Tools Prayer Banners A prayer banner is a simple,


Palo Santo

The Palo Santo tree (Bursera graveolens) grows in various regions of South and Central America. Palo Santo has been used for centuries by Shamans for its wide array of healing benefits.  The Spanish translation for this tree  is literally “holy wood”.  The branches and bark are burned in ceremonies to promote healing and also for purification and protection against evil spirits and energies. One of the most intriguing things about Palo Santo is that it is 100% sustainable. The wood is harvested using only branches and twigs gathered from the ground;  no trees are felled in the process. In Ecuador,


The Perils of Political Correctness During the Holiday Season

This is the time of year when many cultures and traditions celebrate important holidays.  In recent years, it has become customary to use the expression “Happy Holidays” as an all-inclusive greeting. Although the intentions are good and designed to make everyone feel included, in some instances it has had the opposite effect. Many businesses have made it mandatory for their employees to say “Happy Holidays” for fear of offending some.  Why should the greeting we choose be a big deal, especially if it is said in the spirit of the season? Is it really necessary to mandate political correctness for a


A Stress-Free Holiday Season

For many, the holidays start off bright and quickly give way to the stresses of trying to manage to do too much.  Pressure to find the perfect gifts, plan holiday events, and prepare meals can leave even the most festive person feeling tense.  Fortunately, even amidst the chaos; it is quite possible to have a stress free holiday season when you put your mind to it. The first step is to take a breath and refocus on what truly matters.  Our culture tends to bombard us with advertisements and commercialism, but what most people truly adore about this time of year


The Meaning of a Resolution

As the end of the current year approaches; many start to turn their eyes to the promise that January brings.  There's nothing quite like a new calendar and a new year to inspire optimism, even if it's only fleeting.  Although “New Year's resolutions” are popular and traditional, so is the tendency to break them. So, what is a real resolution and how can you make sure you have the best chance for success? Resolutions are promises first and foremost. They are a promise you make to yourself to do something that will help you grow or better yourself in some way. 


Attract Prosperity Into Your Life

Manifesting and attraction are quite the popular topics these days thanks to several popular mainstream books and movies. The principles of attraction however are ancient and have been taught by mystics and masters for centuries. The foundation of many spiritual practices have this philosophy at their core. They teach us to focus on blessings, being humble, hardworking and grateful. Attracting prosperity is about more than focusing on money or things – it's about developing a state of mind that draws opportunities. One of the best ways to create abundance is to focus on the blessings you already have. Gratitude that is


Ten Ways to be Thankful

During the Thanksgiving season, the focus turns to gratitude and celebration; but consciously focusing on gratitude every day can enrich overall sense of well-being and open the mind up to new possibilities and opportunities throughout the year.  There are many ways to express gratitude and show appreciation to others – no holiday required. Here are ten feel good ways to be thankful and show gratitude in meaningful ways year round.  Write a note Today's world is full of email and texts that lack the personal touch of a handwritten note.  A quick note can brighten anyone's spirits and let them know


Best Ways to use Candles in Ceremonies

From ancient times to modern; candles have long been a staple with many uses.  Candlelight provides a special ambiance that enhances the energy of any space.  Candles can soothe the mind and spirit after a long day at work, or add a touch of romance to any dinner.  Lit candles can be festive at parties, or they can enhance the power of spiritual rituals and ceremonies.  They can turn a regular bath into a spa treatment and are life savers in emergencies when the power goes out. With so many uses; they are by far one of the best tools

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