It is important to look deeply at how many of our concepts and mindsets exist because of our very limited point of view. Mindfulness meditation is one way that makes it possible to see our thoughts, and our existence, as an overview.
If you have time, click the image above and watch this amazing 20 min video documentary talking about the profound effect that space travel, and particularly witnessing the earth as a planet, has had on many astronaughts. They call it ‘the overview effect’ and they talk about this experience creating within them a ‘new kind of self-awareness’. That seeing the Earth as it really is, with their own eyes, has caused them to see themselves differently.
How important it is to see how limited our perspective is, and how our behaviour is effected by this limited point-of-view. We have seen how different world-views have effected human behaviour. Religious mindsets, and various ‘spiritual’ concepts, all have one thing in common. They all limit our perspective, and they all increase the idea of separation.
Looking deeply it is pretty clear that, if we are going to survive as a species at all, let alone evolve, we are going to have to shake off these limited mindsets, and move towards a sense of UNITY and transcend the sense of separation. It becomes less of a rhetorical, poetic ideal, and more of a simple matter of survival.
If there is any good thing about Y2K bugs, Mayan Calendars, this Apocalypse and that Apocalypse, is that when nothing happens we might sit in meditation at the futility of the mis-conception. Which itself could shift our perception!
Basically, it’s time to stop talking about energy shifts and start to shift our energy. And for this reason it’s good that 2012 is over. Perhaps we can focus on the present moment with another ‘end of the world’ out of the way…
Another record sales month in December, for which we are very grateful to our customers all over the world. Thank you again. Not too surprising wih Christmas shoppers, but it certainly is encouraging to set our third monthly record in four months, even with December being a short month. We now look forward to 2013 with lot’s of fresh new ideas.
Re-sizing of our rings
The first of these announcements is that we are able to have most of our rings re-sized locally. We will be working with a local jewellery manufacturer to offer this service to our customers both in-store and online. The cost in most cases will be $20, and we will let you know within 24 hours if the particular job cannot be done for some reason. Online customers can purchase this service online here, and if it turns out that the re-size is not possible, you will be offered a full refund immediately.
A wider range of Silver chains
We are also just about to receive a lot of different styles of Sterling Silver Chains to match our pendants. We will be able to offer several different chain types, and lot’s of thicknesses and lengths. Watch out on our website because they will all make their way to the online shop in the first week of January. The range will slowly grow in the coming months so stay tuned to this section of the website.
There has also been a couple of other major updates to our website lately, the birthstone reference pages have been re-done recently to provide clear and concise information about birthstones and their origins. The ‘Crystals’ tab at the top of our website is the most frequently visited area of our website.
There is also a new table on the website, which will be a work in progress, that summarises some of the crystals and gemstones that are not naturally occuring, or are controversial in some way. Some are completely fake, some are treated or colour dyed, and others have undergone some kind of dubious marketting. Either way this page helps us all to understand what they are, and suggestions are welcome for additions to this chart.
As well as facebook, we are also pretty active on various other online forums, with Instagram our latest addition. You will find only the very best of our photos on Instagram to flick through on your phone, while Pinterest will be more focused general products and categories. These forums designed to give you a quick visual overview of our Crystals and Jewellery. Follow us on twitter for the occasional inspirational quote.
Early in December we stocked up on some amazing new jewellery pieces, and we were asked by Made in Earth Creations to showcase one of their amazing showpieces over the Christmas season. Yours for only $1790, this amazing natural Chakra piece is truly a one of a kind. Many have admired it’s unique beauty, and it will be in store for the next few weeks if you would like to see it in person.
In fact as mentioned last month, with this recent order we have taken the opportunity to stock in some very rare and unique pieces along with the usual favourites. One example is this amazingly rare Pallasite Meteorite ring. Very special, the fact that Olivine Crystals of Peridot quality would naturally occur within an Iron/Nickel meteorite in outer space! Do a quick google search for more info, and you will see just how rare this specimen is!
New Singing Bowls about to arrive
Many of our Tibetan Singing Bowls and Crystal Bowls were sold in December, and we do in fact expect another large shipment from Nepal in January. Stay tuned on facebook and also on the Singing Bowls section of our website and you will notice them as they arrive. Many new styles are expected with this shipment.
To quote a recent facebook post: “We distance ourselves from the mainstream nonsense, and humbly offer to you perhaps the best, most professional and experienced team of Tarot readers available in Sydney”
This service we take very seriously, and each of our readers offer a level-headed, guidance approach to the interpretation of the card reading, and each are very experienced at what they do.
Each with regular referals and even regular phone calls and messages of thanks, we just continue to do what we do, and do it well. We make no supernatural claims, we just allow the energy flow when and where it is needed.
In fact I would go so far as to say that ‘supernatural claims’ are a warning sign. This is my own personal experience.
You will notice that our website Calendar is always updated for the coming month, and you can see which of our readers is working on which day, as well as scheduled special events, and the Sundays where we are closed and open.
The Calendar can be viewed by month or by week, and there is a quick view at the left hand side of most of our website pages.
TAROT WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 16th
Kerstin is holding her next ‘Introduction to the Tarot’ workshop on Saturday February 16th at 3pm. Bookings are essential for our workshops, as space is limited and we like to keep the group small for the best learning experience.
The Cost is $50, and the workshop will run from 3pm-5pm. Booking and payment needs to be before the event, you can buy a ticket online here, or you can pre-pay in store or by phone. But be quick as these small group workshops can tend to book out. News of other planned workshops will be here in this newsletter and on our website.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of our customers and fans worldwide. Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you in the shop, or hearing from you online.