Living Barefoot Beauty
The Navajo people say “I walk with Beauty before me, behind me, above me, all around me.” In a prayer by Hawaiian Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim, it is spoken as “O Great Spirit, please open the path on which we travel. You go before us, you go behind us, on the right, on the left, above and below us.” In the Lakota language “Mitakuye oyasin” means all my relations. As Rita and Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers explain, “All my relations acknowledges that within each person exists the entire universe: all who have ever lived, all who are living now and all who are yet to be born, as well as all of nature.” Lorraine Mafi-Williams, an Australian Aboriginal, invites us to “Simply take your shoes off and stand on the earth. Bare earth if you can find it… And you will feel the energy coming up through your body.” What do these have in common? They are all about walking in alignment with Spirit and in harmony and respect with each other. They are about honoring our beautiful Mother Earth from the inside out, from the place of beauty and harmony within ourselves. And how can you start? By simply taking off your shoes and standing barefoot on the Earth.
Why? Because we are all indigenous to the Earth!
The Beauty Way Essence Blend was inspired by the Navajo Beauty prayer and many indigenous traditions. I’ve paired it with the Du Ren Energy Blend, which might seem unusual. However, the DuRen blend helps you access harmony and groundedness when the yin and yang energies come into balance. This is an ancient Chinese understanding of creating internal beauty for living in harmony and respect for all of Nature, including our fellow humans. Salal Flower Essence is a key essence in both blends. Chocolate Lily is in the DuRen blend and is a wonderful complement to the Beauty Way Blend. All of these are on special during May.
Salal Flower Essence
Salal is a very common understory shrub in the North American Pacific Northwest coniferous forests. It grows from sea level to middle elevations, sometimes forming impenetrable thickets. Salal was an important food source for many First Peoples of the area. The dark juicy berries were eaten both fresh and dried into cakes. Salal berries were used to sweeten other foods and to thicken salmon eggs. Sometimes they were traded or sold, usually in combination with other native berries. These days, salal berries make a wonderful jam.
On the flower essence level, Salal helps you to remember that you are spirit having a human experience. That what you do is much less important than how you do it. The way you feel yourself, the way you connect with your inner spirit is vital to the quality of what you contribute to others. It is also vital to your light-hearted sense of wellbeing and spiritual process. Salal flower essence supports pleasure in the simple things of life and presence in the moment with whatever you are doing; for example, cooking or eating a meal, washing clothes, taking the kids to school, watering your garden, going to work or taking a nap in the sunshine. Go de-Light-fully through your day.
I AM presence and spirit in daily life activities.
For more information about Salal Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence–amber, cavansite, green tourmaline, icosahedron cut quartz, moldavite and drusy quartz, go to the link below.
Chocolate Lily Flower Essence
Chocolate Lily is a delicate-looking native lily of the coastal Pacific Northwest US and British Columbia. The flowers are nodding bell-shaped, dark purple mottled with greenish-yellow highlights and grow single or in small clusters. They generally like open meadows and open woods from sea level to subalpine levels.
On the flower essence level, use Chocolate Lily when you feel untethered and disconnected from Earth. It works through the Earth chakra and Root chakra to bring Earth energies up into the base of the spine. Affects misalignments in the lower spine and hips that hold old anger or structural tension. By aligning the lower spine and balancing the Earth and Root chakras, this essence addresses symptoms like feeling disconnected from your body, having difficulty with daily tasks, feeling unsafe and insecure within yourself and with other people, lack of or rigid boundaries, experiencing lack of financial security or greed.
I Am deeply rooted through my spine into the Mother Earth.
For more information about the Chocolate Lily Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence–amber, drusy quartz, icosahedron cut quartz, smokey quartz, spirit quartz and tigers eye, go to the link below.
Beauty Way Essence Blend
The Navajo chant “I walk with Beauty before me, behind me, above me, all around me” inspired the Beauty Way Essence Blend. Many indigenous peoples make a spiritual practice of walking through daily life honoring and connecting to the spirit and the life force in everything around them. This is a vital practice for each of us, since we are all indigenous to the Earth!
Beauty Way Blend helps you to slow down, feel yourself, see the beauty in your surroundings, and remember that the energy with which you do a task is even more important than the task. It cultivates remembering that your higher wisdom is more easily accessed when you are quiet inside. It is about being internal, reflective, receptive, and heartful compared to being external, results oriented, protective and powerful. And yet there is strength in the Beauty Way path. It is the strength that rises up from the Mother Earth herself. Beauty Way is a gentle yet strong ally encouraging you to integrate these more compassionate qualities and strengths into your daily actions.
For more information about Beauty Way Essence Blend and the crystals that energetically charged it–chrysoprase, sodalite, turquoise, variscite and drusy quartz, go to the link below.
Du Ren Energy Meridian Blend
The Du and Ren meridians are two of the eight Extraordinary Meridians. The Du meridian (AKA Governing Vessel) controls all of the yang meridians and is the reservoir of yang energy. The Ren (AKA Conception Vessel) monitors and directs the yin meridians and is the reservoir of yin energy. They supply and circulate chi in the body, and sustain core strength and energy for life.
Use DuRen Energy Meridian Essence Blend when you feel chronically exhausted or unstable to your core – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The Du Ren Blend works at the points on the Du and Ren meridians, including the chakras, to integrate high frequency energies into your body. When this process flows smoothly your body/mind/spirit connection stays within the balance of dynamic equilibrium. A balanced Ren meridian enhances emotional, mental and spiritual stability, restores life force and vitality. It regulates the 3 spaces (burners) and related organs. A balanced Du meridian enhances emotional, mental and physical strength to stand in your own power, and encourages you to have the “spine” to engage life from your authentic self.
For more information about Du Ren Energy Meridian Blend and the crystals that energetically charged it–drusy quartz, hematite, Lemurian seed crystal, moonstone, stibnite and sunstone, go to the link below.
As spring weather warms to summer, walk barefoot with Beauty.
Find inner peace and harmony in your interactions with all your relations.
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