On Saturday I attended a ‘Gathering of The Goddesses’ event. There was poetry, chocolates and sweet wine. Just a few women in a room emanating beauty, feeling good and experiencing the open sharing of each other. We enjoyed sensual poetry written and recited by the hostess who autographed copies of her first book of poems for us. Earlier that day, Spirit guided me to present some insight into the sacred ritual of adorning our ankles with anklets. (Feet are the support of the entire body and therefore accorded great significance. Indeed the foot is the human pedestal, in direct contact with Mother Earth, absorbing vigor from her powerful emanations.) So, I created little gift bags of charged candles and silver jingly anklets with bells for each of the ladies attending. For some of the women, the anklet was a first. For others, I feel it may bring deeper meaning to them. For me, my offerings were a token of gratitude for all of my blessings. I hadn’t planned on belly dancing, although, that was another one of my offerings which manifested that evening. Being in the company of women, one of my true elements– evoked Oshun and Het-Heru (spirit of dance) to make it’s presence known. As I danced, I could feel their energies moving me. Afterwards, I was asked to share a few belly dance moves…we all had so much fun! Women dancing together is truly an act of honoring the divine feminine spirit within. The atmosphere was sprinkled with witch magik…(wink) positive, social, pleasant, loving, quiet, harmonious, joyful, sweet, engaging, flexible, grace and merriment. Soothing colors filled air..blues, yellows, greens and red. A memorable evening of sandalwood, cinnamon and patchouli vibes. I’ll add this memory to my sacred basket of treasures.
We had the perfect ending to a very full month. On Sunday, my husband and I attended an awesome event…H.A.R.T (Haitian Artists Rallying Together) for ROOT, ROCK, RACINE FEST…http://hartforhaiti.tumblr.com/ A Fundraising Celebration for Haiti which was held at Fisherman’s Dawta Restaurant (in the backyard garden). Here’s a link for more info about them http://fishermansdawta.blogspot.com/ Also spicing up the night air was Zing Experience http://www.zingexperience.com/ fusing Haitian Roots, Reggae and Rock to create a soulful sound along with the hypnotic guitar and chants of Monvelyno Alexis http://www.monvelynoalexis.com/. Also representing at this amazing event was Haiti155 http://www.haiti155.org/ We recently had the honor of meeting Lionel and Constance (really nice guys) of Haiti 155, which is a New York based not for profit organization committed to creating a permanent bridge of friendship between the people of the United States and the children of Haiti. The atmosphere was filled with inspirational folks, finger-licking cuisine, great music,and good vibes…Looking forward to more events from H.A.R.T
Sarah Dupuy… folk, world and soul songstress. More about Sarah Dupuy: http://www.voicesfromhaiti.com/inner-views/sarah-dupuy-ayiti-cherie/
Enjoying heart-warming sentiments with friends…songstress Sarah and Debbie of Martine’s Dreams http://martinesdream.com/
I’ve decided to re-introduce a few old favorite Body Butters to my product line. There’re about nine delectable, aromatic blends in total. I used to offer all of these butters about 4 years ago. Recently, one of my online shop customers requested a blend that I’d stop making. So, during the process of creating that Body Butter for her, I was actually re-inspired. As the scent filled my kitchen-healing-lab, I felt the need to bring them all back! I know you’ll just absolutely love ’em up!
I’ve already started with ‘Inspiration’… a scent-sational blend of patchouli, lavender, vanilla, etc, etc, etc LOL…hmmm just real good!! So, just to drop a few names (of the other Body Butter blends that is 😉
COMING SOON TO: http://www.cowrieshell.com/shop.html
Chi–a blend of bay, cloves, anise, etc…
Enlighten-Mint–a blend of spearmint, tangerine, etc…
Passion–a blend of rosemary, geranium, etc…
Transcend–a blend of jasmin, lime, lemongrass, etc…
Celestial—a blend of mint, grapefruit, etc…
These Body Butters (spiritual tools) assist in purifying your personal energy field. They may also be used to help you create a protective shield for your auric field as well as to promote a sense of wellness, enabling you to reach your highest vibration of tranquility and love. Ancient Blends Body Butters will help to sooth and heal numerous skin afflictions from eczema and rashes to burns and scar tissue. The pure butters are great for both after-sun care and winter protection. They can be used literally from head to toe… great for the hair and gentle enough to use on the face and lips.
ENHANCE YOUR SPIRITUAL CONNECTION TO INNER HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
My new ‘Ancient Blends Healthy Hair Herbal Tea Drink’ is for DRINKING!!! I do have another product called Ancient Blends Herbal Hair Tea Rinse (which is a topical deep treatment for hair). For years, many people have asked me if this combination was okay to consume internally. I personally felt that due to the amount of herbs in that blend…sixteen different herbs, it was really too much to drink on a regular basis. So, I’ve blended a smaller combination that can be consumed safely and also daily for the benefit of growing healthier hair. This is a natural, caffeine-free drink. You can drink it hot or cold. It’s also organic and contains all of the essential minerals and vitamins for promoting healthier hair. This tea works from the inside (where healthy hair originates) to assist in promoting hair and scalp healing…it’s also a nice alternative if you have a hard time swallowing vitamin capsules, I know a lot of people do.This all natural hair growth combo is also a delicious tasting way to care for your natural hair as well as definitely benefiting your body! Ancient Blends Healthy Hair Herbal Tea Drink is an all natural hair growth blend of certified organic Burdock Root, Peppermint Leaves, Nettle leaves, Shavegrass Leaves and Rosemary Leaves. These hair nourishing herbs were hand-blended. They are rich in calcium, biotin, silica, chlorophyll, copper, zinc, vitamins A, B, C and E, potassium and iron. This hair growth recipe works by purifying the blood stream to boost circulation which will then promote healthy hair growth. As a herbalist, I do recommend drinking loose teas whenever possible instead of pre-packaged tea bags. This allows the water to thoroughly extract the healing properties from the herbs without the hindrance of a filtered tea bag. I also recommend that you drink at least three cups of this blend per day to benefit from it’s healing and nurturing qualities. DO NOT ADD SWEETENER…Simply sit back and enjoy ‘the experience.’
ALSO AVAILABLE AT MY ONLINE STORE www.cowrieshell.com
I had a massage therapy session at Empirical last night Whooo!!!…(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Empirical-Therapeutic)
After being welcomed into this amazing space with a huge, loving, much anticipated hug from my long time sistah friend Khadijah…I was shown into a zen like, softly lighted treatment room. The room had a beautiful picture of a freshly painted lotus flower hanging on the wall. The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Just the perfect imagery for such a space, I was truly at home. It is also one of my favorite flowers… So Neferatum (unlimited potential) I got comfortable and laid on the table… remembering when I used to do this two times every month. Massage was very much a part of my healing day ritual. Usually my healing day started with an early morning trip to the local bath house, a massage, a colonic, and a lavender salt bath to end the day. Afterwards, I would just relax my way into the evening with a bowl of veggie soup, a green salad or a cup of herbal tea. Before I’d realized it; the past two years of just constantly going and doing for my business, my family, and everything else that keeps us busy…had slipped in between ‘doing me.’ This being the case, it only made sense that those aches and boulders that the massage therapist felt in my shoulders last night had taken up residency…It was really beginning to mis-shape my shoulders! As I stepped into that space, I consciously stopped, put it all down and gave myself over to her healing hands. As she began to work her magic, I closed my eyes, silent breathing, releasing and relaxing; allowing it to all melt away from me. I let go of all that did not belong to my body temple. I experienced many moments of total peace and a few times I drifted off into some other euphoric realm. As she got into the massage, working on my shoulders and back areas, I had thoughts of “please don’t let her ask me to move or even turn over to work on the other side, cause I’m feeling like cooked spaghetti right now!” She worked hard, moving those blocks of tension filled boulders out of my body.
This morning my whole body feels renewed, tension all gone, posture erect once again!… Much gratitude for the work of healing hands at Empirical. I’m definitely planning more frequent visits. We have to be careful not to allow stress to reach those detrimental levels where our immune system is suppressed or our nervous system goes into a state of emergency and damages our bodies permanently. As we mature in age, we should plan to receive stress-relieving bodywork on a consistent basis. Our bodies would benefit from regularly releasing those aches and pains instead of holding on to them, and our minds would have time to wash away the stresses of our daily lives and recharge. I did experienced a few ‘aha’ moments while laying on the table also. I can see clearly where I’m heading now. I have some amazing projects in the works! That’s the clarity that happens when we allow healing hands to do the work.
*Experts say that the body and mind can learn to live more calmly, more efficiently, and more healthfully when frequent massage shows the way. That makes for a healthier whole being, allowing us to continue to live life at its fullest, even as we deal with each new stress or everyday challenges.*
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