Sale : Love the World (ended 4/18/2017)
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Valentine’s day may be about romantic love, which we’re all for, but it seems clear that all kinds of love are needed in the world today. The ugly actions of far-away politicians are frustratingly unaffected by most of our efforts at protest, although it is still important to engage and express yourself politically.
We can, however, change so much on a local, personal level, standing as witnesses to the need in the communities around us and as examples of how to help with dignity and compassion. The problems that are welling up in society right now have at their root a sense of separateness, isolation, and the loss of the connection to higher wisdom in all its names and forms.
The antidote for all these negative states is love- held fast in the face of difficulty, disagreement, and yes, even hate. Easier said than done, and an ongoing practice that few of us perfect 100% of the time. In my own practice, I try to remember that most people are doing the best they can, and I remind myself that I am, too. Not to say that we can’t work to better ourselves and ask for better from those around us, but those efforts will find more success when approached with grace and kindness.
When I just can’t quite get to that place of kindness and compassion, I look for help with the people and plants around me. Here are some of the Spagyrics that support better inner peace:
Shatavari, the Vedic tonic root, means “she with a hundred husbands”, and it is an excellent rejuvenative for female sexuality, even if you don’t want that many spouses! It also carries a lovely energy of devotion and heart-centered connection, and is used for that purpose to support the bonding of motherhood, and in rituals for connecting with Nature deities.
I have found our Shatavari Essence to be a great companion for hiking, helping me enter that liminal state of green awareness that supports wildcrafting, meditation and ritual, or just being in the woods. Between people, it creates a feeling that is best understood as the intent of the “namaste” greeting: the Divine soul in me greets the Divine soul in you.
To take that Divine soul quality and refine and focus it further, we created the companion Somalixirs, Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine.
Divine Feminine is made with Sacred Lotus, Rose, and Voacanga Seed, herbs which connect to the energies of Maiden, Mother, and Crone. This Somalixir is strong and deep, feminine in a fortifying and timeless way.
Sacred Masculine centers around Devil’s Club, a Northwestern Ginseng relative that is a strong physical and emotional tonic. The other herbs in this formula support healthy masculine energy, the true understanding of strength, and the right use of power.
Finally, two more Somalixirs to bolster your heart center and help you connect with others on a kinder level.
Heart Opener is a beloved formula among our friends and fans, for good reason. It is delicious (made with Rose and Cacao), and it does exactly what the name implies. Heart Opener is a wonderful daily tonic for becoming a radiating vessel of higher compassion, and it is also excellent for specific work with situations or people that need a kinder perspective.
Last but not least, we leave you with a Somalixir and our wish for the world: Unity. When we come together in harmony, we resist division by others’ manipulations. When we resist that division and stand together, we model and create a world where those divisions no longer matter.