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Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?

It is a new year and a time to set intentions, or what we call in Sanskrit a sankalpa. Its important to set conscious intention, ones that are evolutionary and arise from the heart. In order to invoke the support of nature in the manifesting of these intentions we must have a solid daily meditation practice. Meditation not only provides us a pathway to higher state of consciousness it also plays an important role in stabilizing our nervous system.

In these times, we are constantly moving, our nervous systems are becoming unbalanced and agitated, the mind busy. It is necessary for us to take time to slow down and experience our steadfast center and allow ourselves the opportunity to connect to something greater. Through the practice of meditation we are able to stabilize our nervous system, transcend thought patterns and limiting beliefs, which leads us to be in a more receptive state to experience our higherself. As women it is especially important for us to cultivate a daily meditation practice as it gives us greater access to the infinite power that we naturally harness, it is this power that has manifesting power. Doing a daily practice meditation is not only benefical for us, but benefical for all the people in our lives. 

So, create space, just 20 minutes each morning to sit and come to stillness and breathe. 

Namaste and blessings for an abundant 2019!

To learn mantra based meditation techniques email us at info@thesattvacollection.com

 

 

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Connecting to the Divine Feminine through Sacred Rituals

Connecting to the Divine Feminine through Sacred Rituals

Sacred rituals are conscious practices done to invoke grace and devotion, correct energy, and connect with the elements.  There is incredible power in practicing daily rituals in our lives. As women it is especially power to practice rituals as we are tuning into our natural grace and shakti (the feminine creative impulse of the universe). Practicing rituals brings us into a supreme state of receptivity. There are different types of rituals, some as simple as lighting incense or a candle in your home during sunrise and sunset to attune to the energy of the sun, as well as invoke inner illumination. Blessing your food before you eat it is also a beautiful ritual. Creating sacred space in your home is a beautiful place to start if you would like to bring more ritual into your life. An alter can face east, you can put anything that is important or sacred to you on it such as a murti or yantra, candle, picture, crystal or feather. This is a space that should feel good, where you can create a positive vibration and drop into silence easily.  

 

 

In India each day we do a personal puja, which can be performed in one’s home each morning to attune to the energy of the goddess and refine one’s consciousness, taking on her qualities. Puja is a ritual that brings us into a state of receptivity, receptive to the state of grace because grace is ever present. Puja allows us to offer our love back to existence, to connect to the vertical love which frees. The puja consists of different offerings of the elements- earth, water, air and fire, to the goddess along with a specific sequence of mantras to invoke her qualities. We do these offerings to the goddess, as she is an extension of our own self. It’s a beautiful way to start the day, in a space of devotion love and surrender.

 

Look out for online courses soon about ritual and puja!

Namaste 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Experiencing the Inner Goddess and Embodying Her

Experiencing the Inner Goddess and Embodying Her

What does it mean to experience one’s inner goddess?  How do you embody the goddess?

It may arise within you as if it were a morning sunrise or even a powerful wave crashing against the shore of the ocean with force — yet maintaining incredible grace and silence.  This is the divine feminine - one’s inner goddess. read more

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Healing with Gems: Gemstone of the Week Rose Quartz

Healing with Gems: Gemstone of the Week Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

 

If you’re seeking to embody unconditional love and compassion, then rose quartz is right for you!

 

              A beautiful, pink-hued member of the quartz family, rose quartz is traditionally associated with romanticism and can be used to cultivate a deeper sense of love. Connecting with your higher consciousness opens opportunities for love to present itself in all areas of your life.

 

This stone is incredibly important because it supports intuition, spirituality, and the opening of the heart chakra. It is important to keep one’s heart clear and open: Since the heart chakra is the 4th chakra, it acts as a bridge between the upper and lower chakras to create a space of healing.

 

Quartz stones are known for their power to amplify high energies and their talent for cleansing negative emotions that are building up inside. When needing new perspectives on a situation, or needing to forgive, rose quartz offers a perspective that approaches everything with love. When dealing with trauma, rose quartz can be used to calm your emotions and introduce more love to your thoughts. Creating deeper connections, and reestablishing trust, are also actions that can be developed using the power of rose quartz.

 

Rose quartz can be used to heal heart diseases and assist with blood circulation. Skin problems may be resolved. Depression, anxiety, and other mental struggles may be helped: For example, sleep will be aided by its soothing effects.  

 

It is especially useful for tackling grief and loss. Placing a small rose quartz in one’s pocket will help with overcoming the challenges of everyday life, and to move past them with love.  

 

              When feelings of self-love and self-respect are needed, call in rose quartz’s high vibrations to reflect compassion and understanding. Self-forgiveness may easily be cultivated with this intense stone. The feminine energy associated with rose quartz is especially supported by the Sattva Collection.

 

Embrace your beauty through rose quartz. By embodying your Divine Feminine, the vibrations of love are supporting you.



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Life As Service

Life As Service

Life as Service

A beautiful blog from one of our ambassadors Peggy Beim

 

Service can feel like a huge production when we think it has to look a certain way. When it becomes a behavior that we do because we think we have to in order to be a good person, the essence of service is lost. 

 

Seva, or service, in Sanskrit refers to an act of selfless service which is performed with no expectation of gain or return. 

 

Read: you get nothing back! You simply give this energy to the collective. 

 

Seva doesn’t mean volunteering for 1 week a year, snapping a bunch of pictures for Facebook and putting this experience on a resume to get a certain job. 

 

Seva is a way of showing up each day, every moment. It is a frequency that you vibrate. And when you act from a vibration of seva, these behaviors no longer feel like service. They become an effortless way of moving through the world. 

 

Buy a friend coffee. Not so you can feel good about yourself but because you love your friend. Hold the door for a stranger. Not to brag about being a nice person but because it warms your heart. Pause for a moment of gratitude. Not to ask for more in your life but because you appreciate what you have. Wish everyday for all beings to experience freedom from suffering, “lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu”. Not because you don’t want to suffer but because you have the power to heal others with your thoughts. Say a prayer at night. Not because it’s an obligation but because you have a deep reverence for the power of prayer. Smile at the woman who serves your lunch. Not because you feel bad for her but because you see God (read: source, nature, consciousness) in her eyes. Go out of your way to return a lost credit card. Not because you believe it will better your karma but because you know what it feels like to lose a credit card and it brings you joy to heal the worry of another. 

 

True service comes from the heart, not the mind. 

 

Real service is being done when no one knows what you’re up to. There are no bragging rights, no rewards and no personal benefits.   

 

Beyond all these small acts of service, the biggest thing you can do to serve this world is doing the work. Your work! 

 

Devote yourself to yourself. Take the time to heal your wounds, dedicate yourself to a practice, break down your walls, invite in love and raise your deserving power. Never take credit for your own light, rather become so clear that divine light radiates through you. Healing yourself is the first step to healing the world. Self-care, and service to self, is the greatest service you can do for the world. 

When change happens on an individual level, we change the world. Align with your dharma. 

What are your unique gifts? What lights up your soul? 

 

What is your part in elevating the collective experience?

 

This is the most important thing for you discover and, from this place, your unique form of service will effortlessly emerge. 

 

Never lose sight of this in exchange for doing something that “feels” like service. Never step into a serving role just to say you “serve”. 

 

Align with your highest self- through asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, and whatever other spiritual practices light up your soul- and invite seva to be your mode of operation.

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