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Stock up during or Dog Days of Summer Sale
Inner Oasis is holding their annual Dog Days of Summer Sale through the month of August – as supplies last!
25% OFF ALL SOLMATE SOCKS: We love our Solmate Socks, but it’s time to clean house. We’re clearing out the all Solmate socks so we can start the fall with fresh supplies and new colors. Shop today.
It’s hot.. .who wants to cook? You can prepare healthy meals for your family easily, and quickly with Lekué’s silicone cookware. Our steamers are all 25 % off : Deep steamers large and small, regular steamers large
and small and the corn cooker. Take advantage of all the wonderful fresh vegetables available in this area. Microwave cooking is fast so less vitamins are lost.. steaming is looses
less vitamins than any other form of cooking. Shop today!
Charles Viancin’s Silicone Lids stick to glass, plastic, metal, wood and porcelain. Use them in the frig, freezer, microwave, oven (up to 428 degrees) and on the stove top. Great for picnics. All floral lids now on sale at 25 % off.
Kambaba Jasper; a stone of nurturing energies
Kambaba Jasper – also known as Green Stromatolite Jasper, Crocodile Rock or Crocodile Jasper.
One of the exotic jaspers, Kambaba Jasper (from Madagascar and South Africa) allows us a glimpse of the origin of life on this planet. A sedimentary stone, Kambaba Jasper is comprised of microcrystalline quartz interlaced with stromatolite, ancient fossilized colonies created by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and other primeval microorganisims. These date back more than three billion years and are the oldest known fossils, containing the earliest records of life on earth.
Kambaba Jasper is a stone of peace and tranquility, it’s dark mystic circles and deep green swirls comfort and protect, calms and relaxes. Its slow steady frequency expands the ability to focus and is an aid in meditation. STimulating the Heart Chakra, Kambab Jasper dfraws from its ancient life energies and encourages one to open the heart to lving the slef and others more fully and increase the ability to receive love in return.
There is much much more to this stone. Inner Oasis, thanks to gemstone expert James Goings, JR., has a four page document for those who wish in-depth information.
Our Terry Filler (Sisters of the Osage) is taking a vacation! (Way to go! You’ve earned it!)
This means our drumming circle and flute classes are also taking a vacation! The next drum circle will be on August 30th and flute classes will be starting again in September.
HOWEVER: do not fret, we will still be holding our other classes and events, including Reiki, and EFT (Tapping) Classes with Karen Aquinas, and Sunday Meditations. We will, of course, still be participating in 3rd Friday on 3rd Street (formally The Art and Wine Walk) and our intuitive readers are always taking appointments!
Himalayan salt, also known as pink salt, is mined in the Punjab area of Pakistan near the base of the Himalayan Mountains.
Thought to be from a primal sea, these salt deposits , many 5,000 feet below the surface of the earth and 100 to 200 million years old, were discovered when Alexander the Great’s army stopped to rest and their horses began to lick the rocks in the area.
Himalyan salt is 99% pure and contains trace minerals of calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, giving it its pink coloring and making Himalayan salt the most nutritious of all salts.
Himalayan salt lamps and candle holders provide beauty in your home and contribute to healing. They are known to aid respiratory problems, balance the body’s pH, aid in digestion, act as air purifiers and sleep aids, sinus issues, muscles cramps, regulate water levels and much more.
Inner Oasis carries Himalayan salt lamps, tealights, find ground salt and salt grinders.
Palo Santo, uses and how to
Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America. Related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal, it is part of the citrus family carrying notes of pine, mint and lemon.
Palo Santo is wild crafted, sustained, and harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees in the area over the last 10 years. We use the wood of the tree much like sage (to cleans the energy – see below) and from the dead trees or fallen branches, a unique essential oil is made.
Like sage and cedar, palo santo is strong medicine. The smoke cleans, or grounds, the air. This pleasant fresh smelling smoke works well to keep flying insects away – mosquitoes especially, while it raises your vibration and allows for a deeper connection to Source. Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open.
Healing: Palo Santo is used to relieve the common cold, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflamtion and emotional pain.
To light your stick: Use a candle, match or lighter . Hold the stick at a 45 degree angle pointing the tip into the flame. Allow the stick to burn for 30 to 60 seconds, then blow the flame out. Move the smoke with a feather or your hand. When finished, place the stick in a fire safe bowl and allow the glow to end on its own.
It’s been awhile since I last wrote anything for the blog. Since the beginning of April I have been traveling. I’ve been to Germany; California; Grants Pass, Florence and Newport, OR. And I have one more short tripstill to go.
Each trip has been different and unique with their own lessons and fun times. That said, all that coming and going is a bit disquieting and tiring and it’s hard to stick to any kind of routine.
During the trip to Florence, I was with a great group of women. We stopped at Sweet Creek Falls to try the practice of Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing. It is simply just being in the forest. You take your time, walk slowly, breathe, open all your senses and experience being in nature.
Sweet Creek Falls was perfect for this. There weren’t many other people there, the hike is easy and there are 11 waterfalls to see if you hike the whole trail, about 3 miles round trip. We took our time, stopped when we felt like it, took pictures, looked at plants and birds, relaxed and enjoyed being out in the forest.
Just that short amount of time spent out in nature and really being present has made such a difference in my attitude, my overall peace of mind and my sense of joy. I still have lots to do, but I feel more at peace, unhurried and at ease.
If you get a chance, I highly recommend you try Shinrin-Yoku and soak in the essence of the forest.
Spiritual work for July
July: Adventure, motion, radical change, unpredictability, travel, mind, body, spirit, active, freedom, wilderness, journey, vitality, healing invention, choice, courage, flair, actor, boldness, spiritual growth.
Spirit Animal: Dragonfly
Numerology Power Numbers: 7th, 16th, 25th
July shows signs of activity and hard work. If we are to succeed in July, finding a way in which we can be the center of attention is paramount. Change and transformation of all kinds are asked of us in July. The double 7 energy shifts in July bring about a strong vibration to work with on a spirit growth level.
Love and relationships of all kinds will progress forward this month with communication, providing you are clear and direct in your words and actions. (This) is an auspicious time for rekindling relationships. The month of July augers a time when we can see through our destructive behaviors and change that which is not working for us. If there are situations and circumstances that require your communication and action, this is the month to achieve those goals.
Author, Ian Scott. Website
We are now most of the way through March and the Spring Equinox is upon us.
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I usually don’t. I just kind of wing it, with a vague idea of what direction I want to head during the year.
This year I tried something different. For me, this year will be full of changes, new starting points, moving forward, personal growth and awakening. I wanted my theme for the year to be Intention. I wanted to set down all the baggage I’ve been bringing forward, leave it behind, let it be finished.
Right away, a beautiful poem by Mary Anne Radmacher showed up on my Face Book page. It put into words exactly what I was feeling and wanted to do:
She danced. She sang. She took. She gave. She loved. She created. She dissented. She enlivened. She saw. She grew. She sweated. She changed. She learned. She laughed. She shed her skin. She bled on the pages of her days. She walked through walls. She lived with intention. Mary Anne Radmacher
I love to dance, so this spoke to me right away and created a picture in my mind. I immediately printed it out and taped it up in my kitchen where I see it several times a day. It energizes and focuses me and reminds to infuse my day with Intention .
Setting down baggage and letting things end is not easy. It is not an all or nothing decision. For me it is about letting things end in the form they are currently in, and then feeling if there is a new form taking shape or if there is space created for something completely new to come in. And it’s a process.
To go along with this idea, I randomly selected three Angel Cards. I ended up with Freedom – “You are free to change your experience by changing the criteria upon which you base your decisions. Let go of old trappings and express your uniqueness”; Forgiveness – “Let go of resentments, judgments and fears and reduce your investment in staying hurt or angry. To forgive is to live in a world that is at peace with human nature”; Enthusiasm – “Be present with zestful alertness! Loosen your constraints and let your passion for life uplift others and generate new opportunities”.
All of this has come together to support me on my journey. Who knows where this will lead?!
What is your Intention for the year? I hope you enjoyed reading this. Peace Love & Light
At random I chose 3 Angel Cards and came up with Freedom, Forgiveness and Enthusiasm .
Send healing energy to someone in need
Sending Healing Crystal Grid
Use this grid to send someone healing energy. To tie it to the person place a photo of the person, or simply write a name on a paper, and slide that under the grid.
You will need:
1 Chlorite Phantom Quartz (Key Stone)
3 Petrified Wood (Triangle Crystal Grid)
6 Quartz Points (Triangle Crystal Grid)
1 Petrified Wood (Grounding Stone)
The chloritie phantom quartz (key stone) is a powerful healer detoxifying the body on all levels preparing it to receive the healing energy from this crystal grid.
Paired with the petrified wood (triangle grid), a powerful healer to the physical body as well as to a help speed up the recovery after injuries. The quartz points (triangle grid) (pointed in on each other) send this essential healing energy out towards the person as well as draws it to them. The petrified wood (grounding stone) fortifies this healing energy into the physical plane, and “locks” its potential to the person in need of it.
Author: James Goings Jr.
-Inner Oasis’ Gemstone Expert
Kitchen Gadgets to make your life fun and easy
Thanks to your recommendation, Inner Oasis has just unpacked and shelved a group of cute, clever and well-priced kitchen gadgets from New Soda in Great Britian.
The Sinkstation – a food preparation Colander, fits nicely into any rectangular sink allowing water to flow through while catching peelings, seeds, stems, or the blueberry escaping from your hands as you work.
Bit Pots are stack-able pots that fit in the shelf of your frig.
Great for those to take lunches to school or work. Talk about space saving and clever! Warning: Don’t try to carry liquids in these and no microwaving, Please.
Is the print on those directions (or contents) getting smaller and smaller?
We’e got the perfect answer. New Soda’s Frig Magnet. Two magnets on the back of the handle hold it on the side of you frig within easy reach. 2 x optical magnification, 4 x effective magnification. Wipe clean with a damp cloth – no dishwasher on this one.
Spring is on the way – here’s a bright idea for those who like to grow their own herbs. The Love Herb (herb scissors) slide into a case that goes right in to the pot beside the herb you are cutting. Take it to the sink with you to wash the herbs and use the stripper in the handle. Wipe scissor blades with clean damp cloth before putting your Love Herbs back into the pot.
Never sure how much spaghetti or rice to cook? New Soda’s Just So is the answer. Weighted to it won’t tip over, the Just So holds 1/2 cup of rice in the base or one serving of spaghetti in the top. When it’s not busy measuring, it’s a bright colored, clever way to hold items you’ll need in a hurry. Right now mine is holding those pills I have to take before I go to bed tonight. I won’t forget this time!