Intention

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 .

Healing Gemstone Grid

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.

Gemstone Healing 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

Fascinating Gemstones

Amplifying gemstone energy with grids

The Fascination with Gemstones Continues –

Gemstone Mini Grid Kits

Did you know that by putting stones with other stones you increase their energy?  By adding mixed stones to a grid you amplify the energies still more.

Inner Oasis Mind Body Spirit  now carries Mini Grid Kits from Spirit Whisperings (an Oregon Company). Each 4 x 4 kit is complete with a grid, stones, instructions and an activation affirmation.  Each kit is focused for ease in use. Shown above are Sooth Nerves, Create Balance, and Becoming Love.

Try one of these on your home alter.. or in a gift card to a friend.

Super Blue Blood Moon

So this has been an interesting start to our New Year of 2019.  We had a Full Supermoon on the first day of the first month of the year and now we will have a Full Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse on the last day of the first month of the year.  This is the grand finale of a trilogy of Supermoons that have been taking place since December 2017.

It is a Supermoon because the the moon will be at a point in it’s orbit that is closer to earth.  It is a Blue moon because it is the second full moon in the same month.  The moon will have a reddish orange tone because of the Lunar Eclipse that will occur.

All of these occurrences at one time are rare.  This will be the first ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ to be viewed from earth in 35 years.  It has been 150 years since this event has been able to be seen in the Americas.

During the early hours of Wednesday morning, Jan.31, is when the Eclipse occurs.  So get up early on Wednesday and look low in the western sky to be able to watch this amazing event.  The eclipse begins at 3:48 am; totality begins about 4:52 am and lasts until 6:05 am.

Happy Viewing!

 

 

 

 

 

A Shaggy Dog Story

My New Year of 2018 started out with a powerful reminder from the Divine Universe that when you leave yourself open to messages and answers, they do come through.  Sometimes softly, sometimes loud and clear, and usually unexpected.

To back track a bit, we used to have a dog.  She was with us for 7 years.  Since my husband wasn’t, and still isn’t, a “dog person”, the fact that we had one was amazing!  She came into our family at the right time and was the right dog.

Now I find myself in the position to possibly have another dog.  I woke up on Tuesday January 2nd thinking about this possibility, and all the things that might not work, and why I wanted a dog etc.  I decided that if I’m supposed to have one, the right dog will come into my life with no effort, just like the many cats we have had over the years.

Imagine my surprise when that same afternoon there was a knock at the door and standing there were two of the guys working on the road near my house, and they were holding this shivering little dog wearing a Christmas sweater!!  My two thoughts at that exact moment were “NO WAY did the Universe answer that fast and obvious” and “your assignment, if you choose to accept it…”  They had found the dog out running around all of their big equipment in the construction area and thought it might have mine.

I took the dog, checked for a collar (there wasn’t one), made it warm and comfy,  and called YC Pet Heroes (they are a great group that help with lost & found pets and are on Face Book) to come and scan the dog for a chip.  There wasn’t one.  Since it wasn’t a problem for me to keep the dog for a bit, she was left with me and we got started trying to find the owner.

By Wednesday afternoon there had been no word from an owner and I was contemplating whether or not I wanted to keep this dog.  I had to return some mis-delivered mail to a house at the top of the  ul-de-sac across the street and I asked if they knew of anyone  that had a small dog like the one that had been found.  They didn’t, but suggested calling Homeward Bound.  I made that call as soon as I got home and explained about the found dog.  Within 15 minutes they had called back saying they had just been contacted by someone who had lost a dog that sounded like the one I was caring for.  It was the dog’s owner and she came over right away to pick up her dog.

This series of events could have played out a couple of different ways.  As it is, on one level it was a taste of what having a dog again would be like.  On another level it was that powerful reminder that the Universe does answer and provide. Maybe not always in the way or at the time that we want or expect it to, but keep an open mind and be flexible if the answer you get doesn’t exactly fit your expectations.

I would still like a dog. This wasn’t the right time nor do I think it was the right dog, but I believe I was shown there is one somewhere in my future.

Blessings and Happy New Year to you all.  Be on the look out for synchronicity in your life!

A Magical Time

The Holidays and all of their hustle and bustle are almost upon us.  Now is a wonderful time to take a moment or two to contemplate this particular time of year before getting to busy. I read an article that explained this idea so well.  I hope you enjoy the excerpt I have included here.

WELCOME TO ALL THE RICH DARKNESS

R.Rose shares some lovely thoughts     November 1st, 2017
“As Autumn closes in, and winter begins, the ‘veil’ between the worlds is said to be thinnest. And this can be an invitation to look back, and remember that we are not living our lives alone, but we are part of a long, long line, full of human story. History, and herstory. Stories we can draw from. 

Take time to pause, and honour the line of people who came before you, if that feels right. 

It’s a magical time, the light finally giving in to the dark. We are entering the darkest, coldest phase of the year. Autumn is ending, winter is beginning. Knowing that we need the dark as much as the light – in all things – we can choose to embrace it wholeheartedly. The light will return in Spring, and for now, we can welcome the opportunity to journey inwards a while, carving out time to hibernate, and to rest, as our modern lives plough on relentlessly, as our Earth slows and cools. Our Earth, tipping herself into balance. We can tip, too. 

Cycles, always – all ways.

Trees are burying their final leaves, and we had our first frost yesterday. I woke to the early morning to the hum of a car engine, heaters on. So longing are we for warmth and light that we have even changed the clocks again. An extra hour of light in the morning, for a week or two. The cycles of the natural world peeking in to our lives unseen, almost.

The joy of it is – even though we spend much of the year feeling cold about the return of winter – we do greet it with great celebration, candles lit for ancestors across cultures, and – in England – an evening of frosty bonfires with loved ones this week, we do mark the beginning of winter with huge celebration, with fire, and with light. Quite the party, really.

So, here’s a welcome to all souls, a welcome to this opportunity to remember and honour our roots. Light a candle and let it burn, if that feels right, and pause a while. And here’s a welcome to winter. Welcome to all the rich darkness you bring, time for reflection, curling up, and excuses to be cosy. Light a fire, and allow the embers to warm the bones that have carried you this year.”

So with renewed warmth and spirit, we move forward into celebrating our various holiday traditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change of Seasons

Well, I had started a blog to post about the upcoming eclipse, but I didn’t finish it.

So here we are, riding that eclipse energy of change right up to the change of seasons and the upcoming Autumnal Equinox.  “The equinox occurs on Friday Sept. 22nd at 1:02 pm (West Coast).  The sun will rise and set exactly in the east and west.  It will move in a laser-straight line across the sky. It’s a time of precision and a good time to contemplate the idea of equality.”*

Fall has always been my favorite season.  The changing colors are glorious!  The busy-ness of summer slows down, the very air smells different and turns cool and crisp, the harvest of the gardens, fields and orchards comes to a celebratory finish.

Our energies shift as well.  We begin to turn inwards, we start to think of cozy places indoors and lovely warm foods – soups, stews, baked apples, warm bread.

In the shop we have a versatile Food Mill and a Vegetable Chopper to help with your preserving and cooking.  Some wonderful Gardener’s Salve to refresh your hands after harvesting or cleaning up your yard.  And beautiful stone or salt candle holders to warm your home.

Welcome Autumn!

 

*from This Week’s Amazing Sky in the Farmer’s Almanac.

 

 

 

Centered Lifestyle

Here at Inner Oasis we carry a variety of products.  We have two distinct groups of items: Metaphysical and Kitchenware.

We are often asked why we have two seemingly diverse sections. “Why aren’t you just a New Age Metaphysical store? Why don’t you just sell kitchen and household items?”

The usual answer is that we like to have a little something for a broad range of people.

The other day I was talking to someone I hadn’t seen in awhile and I mentioned that I am now working at a shop on Third Street called Inner Oasis.  She was intrigued by the name and wanted to know what we sell. So I gave the usual answer –  “We sell metaphysical items and kitchenware”.  She said -“So, your store nourishes the body and the spirit.”

I loved her response!  It was so simple, so direct and so Right!  I don’t know why that hadn’t occurred to me, but it didn’t.  That said, it will be my response from now on.

At Inner Oasis we aim for a relaxed, healing environment.  We carry gifts for the soul, items to inspire and tools to help.

The goal of our kitchenware is help make cooking healthier and easier.     In particular, the Lekue Products for the microwave, save more nutrients by using less water and shorter cooking times.  And on these hot summer days, spending less time with the oven and/or stove heating up the kitchen is a great bonus!

Our Salt Lamps, Incense, Stones and Singing Bowls help create a serene and centered atmosphere.

The soaps and lotions from R&J Riverbrooke Farm are gifts for the senses.

We also carry jewelry and other items to enable you to enhance your energy and lift your spirit wherever you go.

Have a Joyful Day.

Hello May

Take a look at our specials, just in time for Mother’s Day.

May is here and we have lots of things on sale, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Our Lekue Pasta Cookers, Bacon Cookers, Small & Large Deep Steamers, Small & Large Roaster/Steamers and Small & Large Regular Steamers are now 30% off.

 

The Lekue Spring Form Quiche Pans, Spring Form Cheese Cake Pans, Bread Makers, Jelly Roll Kits and Macaroon Kits are now 25% off.

 

These purchases come with Free Gifts while supplies last.

The Roaster/Steamer’s are also wonderful baking pans.  The large size even fits in my toaster oven.  I used the Roaster/Steamer to bake brownies and cornbread and they both turned out beautifully!


Don’t forget that Saturday May 6 is Lemonade Day!  So keep an eye out for Lemonade Stands in your neighborhood and downtown on 3rd Street.