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 .

Manifesting Tarot Readings Crystal Grid

Utilize this grid to bring more power to your stones and reading

Manifesting Tarot Readings Crystal Grid

Manifesting Tarot Readings Crystal Grid
1 Red Jasper Egg (Key Stone)
1 Red Jasper Spear (Grounding Stone)
5 Septarian (Double Pentagram Crystal Grid)
5 Smooth Poppy Jasper (Double Pentagram Crystal Grid)
5 Tourmaline (Pentagram Crystal Grid)
This crystal grid helps protect, ground, and manifest your tarot readings.  The red jasper egg is used to help the reader tap into their own clairvoyant ability, while using the red jasper spear (grounding stone) to manifest and ground the intentions of the reading to the physical realm. The 3 Pentagrams formed are to manifest the 3 aspects needed for a clear and personal reading. The black tourmaline (pentagram crystal grid) is the outer most shield, blocking any negativity, entities, or attacks on you or the reading. While the Septarian (double pentagram crystal grid) is used to clearly interpret the divinatory meaning of each of the cards from your reading. Septarian also brings a harmony to you and the cards, allowing for a deeper connection and understanding. The smoothed poppy jasper (double pentagram crystal grid) places a shield around the reader and your reading, blocking any outside influences from diverging the insight gained from the reading.
Keep the grid up, until the reading that you received has                  manifested itself completely.
Author: James Goings Jr.
-Inner Oasis’ Gemstone Expert 

Heart Chakra Protection

Create a gemstone Grid to protect and shield the Heart Chakra

 HEART CHAKRA PROTECTION & SHIELDING GRID
1 Spectralite Hematite (Grounding Stone)
1 Clear Quartz Pyramid (Keystone)
8 Peridot (Squared Grid Formation)

Gemstone Grid

The 8 Peridot (Squared Grid Formation) anchoring the intention to shield and ground the heart chakra (promoting peridot’s healing, comforting, and loving energy). It creates a double square shield around the heart chakra, protecting it’s emotional well being, allowing the heart to experience a state of emotional peace encouraged by tranquility and promoting calmness.
The Quartz Pyramid (Keystone) encourages your subconscious in this newly found state of emotional being to grow in understanding,  exploring and enlightening the physical mind to the “Truths” of our universe.
The Spectralite Hematite (Grounding Stone) adds another layer of spiritual and emphatic shielding, protecting against outside negative influences and beings, while at the same time grounding the negativity burdening it.
Author ~ James R. 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.

Crystal Grids

Using the energy of Gemstones

Inner Oasis carries a wide range of gemstones; they are indeed beautiful, however, our primary interest is their energy.

Malachite – a powerful healing stone.

One of my personal favorites is Malachite – a stone that amplifies all energy (positive and negative), and is a powerful stone for protection, healing, and transformation.

You’ll often find me with stones in my pockets, handbag, on the window sills, and  even in flower pots!  Perhaps the most efficient way to utilize the energy of your gemstone is with a Crystal Grid. Grids are made by intentionally placing stones in a geometric pattern for the specific purpose of directing energy towards a goal.

Angel Communication Grid

Shown here is an Angel Communication Grid: a hexagon with a selenite pyramid as a keystone, two red jasper grounding stones, six sapphires and one moldavite.  The Sapphires call upon the light energy of the Angelic Realm while the pyramid protects your subconscious from other connections. The grounding Red Jasper supports the manifestation of your intention to communicate with your Angels.   created by James Goings, Jr., our Gemstone Expert. 

Imbolc Celebration – Prepare for Renewal

Class-ritual honoring the Goddess Brigid and focusing on Renewal of Nature and Self.

Renewal

Based upon an ancient Celtic Celebration, Imbolc marks the midpoint between the beginning of winter and spring, while honoring the Goddess Brigid.

Imbolc Blessing

Part class and part ritual, Inner Oasis’s Imbolc Celebration, facilitated by Priestess and Author, Courtney Weber, reveals the history and mythology of Brigid, the popular Celtic Goddess of Home, Motherhood, Creation, Warfare, and Healing.

The presentation includes an Imbolc ritual and a discussion on incorporating these energies into your personal spiritual practice.

January 31st  6 to 8 pm                                                                                         Inner Oasis Mind Body Spirit                                                                      448 NE 3rd Street                                                                                            in historic downtown McMinville, OR 97128

$35.00 per person… Bring a Friend FREE                     Seated is limited, please make a Reservation: 503 435 7335

Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess by Courtney Weber will be available for purchase.

 

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.