Whatever we think about, and thank about, we bring about!

Search This Blog

Friday, December 23, 2011

The 2012 Dimensional Shift: Be of a Light Heart and Good Cheer!

My Dear Friends, 

I recently came across this beautifully articulated piece of writing and it resonates quite accurately with most of the information as I chanelled it while working at the Dolphin Whurla sites of Bimini in 2005. As many of you know, I have been teaching my students how to navigate the dimensional shifts since that time. I share this particular piece of writing because it is very "easy to digest" and my prayer is that this article may serve as an awakening point for many with only a very basic understanding of the truth of these miraculous times. 

Please feel free to share with your friends and family.
In love and peace,

What Do You Mean the Third Dimension is Going Away? 
by Jim Self

As 2012 approaches there is an increasing urgency to this message because we’re all, literally, running out of time to play in the third dimension.

In simple terms, the habit of thinking and feeling and behaving that we know of as the third dimension is going away. Everyone is shifting into a fourth dimensional consciousness and experience, and then into a fifth dimensional consciousness and experience.

However, most people on the planet are not prepared for this Shift. But it is happening nonetheless, and for those who are unaware of what’s going on it will not be an easy or comfortable experience.
Yet this can be a wonderful, enjoyable time as well. With some basic information about what the Shift is, and what “dimensions” are, and with simple tools to help manage our thoughts and feelings, everyone has the ability to evolve their consciousness and move gracefully and joyfully into these higher vibrational realms.

If you don’t know what dimensions are, you are not alone. Most people playing the game of life as we know it in the third dimension are playing without a “rule book” that would explain what the game really is and how one can play it successfully.

This article provides these basic, missing rules. It explains what the third, fourth, and fifth dimensions are, and why they are the most important consideration of your life right now.

If you can understand the structure and play of these dimensions, you can begin to move fluidly through the unprecedented changes of this Shift without fear, without effort, without the tension and anxiety that is, for the most part, the daily habit of our lives.

So, first of all, let me define what dimensions are not.

Dimensions are not places or locations, and they are not a linear progression - 3, 4, 5, 6 - stacked up like pancakes. And the 3rd dimension, or the 4th dimension, is not the chair you’re sitting in, or the walls that surround you, or even the Earth itself. That is form, which exists predominantly in the 3rd and 4th dimensions, and which will still be very much part of the play in the 4th dimension when the 3rd dimension is no longer an option.

In general, dimensions are states of consciousness available to anyone who vibrates in resonance with the specific frequencies and opportunities available within each dimension.

In a way, you could think of each dimension as a different game with a different set of rules as to what is possible and not possible for the beings that choose to play and create there.

So what is the 3rd Dimension?

The third dimension (3D) is a box of rigid beliefs, more or less, with a relatively inflexible set of rules and limitations. Most of us have been playing this game for lifetimes, so we tend to think it is the only game available to us. But nothing could be further from the truth. One of the rigid 3D beliefs that structure our lives – our thinking and feeling and actions - is linear time.

Linear time is an optional belief and structure that let’s us “live” an experience of past and a future... and then we die. Because this belief is the default assumption of mass 3D consciousness, and events seem to validate the belief, most of us think and act as if it’s true.

But now we are all waking up from the illusion of this ubiquitous belief. And as you become more conscious, you realize that time in 3D is actually a time loop. What you experience in “the past” is pretty much what you put your attention on now, and you project that reality into “the future,” and therefore you experience it over and over again.

So the structure of time is quite specific (and limiting) in the 3rd dimension, but your experience of time is quite different (and empowering) as you move into higher dimensions.

Everything in a 3D consciousness is also very conditional. The concept of, for example, ‘unconditional love,’ does not exist in the 3rd dimension. If you experience ‘unconditional love’ or ‘unconditional peace’ you have actually moved into a fourth dimensional (4D) consciousness.

You see, in the earth experience now, we have access to both 3rd and 4th dimensional consciousness, but most of us rarely step out of the well-grooved habits of 3D thinking and feeling.

The 3rd dimension also offers no possibility of choice. We don’t choose our thoughts, feelings, and actions in every moment (that’s a skill of 4D and 5D), instead we react from unconscious beliefs and training to the people and situations that pop up in our space.

Duality provides another rigid structure for 3D experience. Up/down. Left/right. Should/shouldn’t. Since the fall of Atlantis 12,500 years ago, we have become very fearful as a way of life, and in that fear we have learned to narrowly define good and bad, right and wrong, etc. Unconscious judgment permeates 3D thinking.

Moreover, we perceive our 3D experience predominantly with the left hemisphere of the brain, home of the rational mind, and so we use only about 5 to 10 percent of the brain’s capacity to play the 3D game. Most of us suspect the rest of our brain must do something but have no idea what it actually does and how it functions.

In fact, what the rest of the brain enables us to do is function in the higher 4th and 5th dimensions, and beyond.

We already have the potential, all the necessary equipment and wiring, right now, to be fully conscious in all these dimensions. But our habits of thinking and feeling, grooved over many lifetimes, dumbs= us down and limit us to 3D experience. Our left-brain, rational mind only knows what it knows, and doesn’t know what it doesn’t know, and it works tirelessly to keep us within a thin range of objective 3D thinking and possibilities. And we, for the most part, have gone along for the ride. But no longer.
The increasing light energies and frequencies of the Shift are rewiring our brains to allow us access to a much wider range of information and possibility than is available in the 3rd dimension. These light energies are preparing us for 4D and 5D experience, even as they are clearing the rigid 3D “rules” from our consciousness.

So what is the 4th Dimension?

The “rules” of 4th dimensional consciousness provide an enhanced sense of ease, possibility, and capability than the structures of the 3rd dimension.

Time in 4D, for example, is always present time. The focus is only ever this moment, what is happening right now. Our bodies already know only this present time; they can’t know ‘yesterday’ or ‘tomorrow,’ and as conscious beings in our natural alignment in the higher 4th dimension, we function absolutely in this “Now” of present time awareness and attention. When our attention point becomes present time awareness, choice becomes possible again. We can observe any and all events with a sense of detachment, merely as information to consider, and from that still, uncluttered platform we are then, and only then, free to choose our response. In the higher 4th dimension we become response-able.

A concept and possibility known as paradox also becomes available in the present time of 4D consciousness. Paradox simply means that what was true just a moment ago may not be true right now. And what was false a moment ago may no longer be false. Instead of applying rigid, pre-existing definitions to any experience, we choose our preferred version and vibration in every moment.

So as we move into 4D consciousness in present time, with the power of choice and response-ability, and the flexibility of paradox, the ability to alter the game to enhance our happiness and wellbeing becomes available.
Interestingly, 4D consciousness will not be a long-term option after the Shift clears away the rigid structures of 3D consciousness.

The 4th dimension is serving as an essential, but short-lived, stepping stone or vibrational platform from which we will all move into 5th dimensional consciousness. 5D is the target for Earth and all her inhabitants. The archangels have said the entire consciousness of Earth will be a fifth dimensional consciousness by the year 2015.

But although the 5th dimension is the target, the experience of the 4th dimension is essential. We cannot enter 5D directly from 4D. All mental and emotional baggage from the 3rd dimension must be left at the door to the 4th dimension, and we can only enter the 5th dimension after we have become masterful of our thoughts and feelings in the 4th dimension.
Some assembly is required.

So what is the 5th Dimension?

The 5th dimension operates, to a great extent, in a completely differently fashion from the 3rd and 4th dimensions.

Time in 5D is instantaneous time, meaning that everything (all possibilities) occurs in the same place at the same moment. In 5D, you focus your attention and the answer or experience is given to you exactly when and where you focus.
Ask and you shall receive.

In 5D, you don’t have to move or go anywhere for your answers or experiences; everything comes to you easily and effortlessly based upon the attention point and vibration you choose to hold in every moment.

When you are vibrating in 5D consciousness, you don’t create with form as you do in the 3rd and 4th dimensions, you create with light and light patterns and light frequencies. You apply sound and color and geometric shapes. You consciously interact with the Creator and all the Beings of Light.
In this heightened consciousness, the rational mind plays a very minimal role. It returns to a small, specific focus it was intended to have, namely the wellbeing of the physical body.

But before we can move into our vibrational home that is 5D consciousness, we must first become masterful of the vibrations and possibilities of 4D consciousness. This is the focus of the Shift for most people as we head into the ever-accelerating events of 2012.

So how do you become masterful in 4D consciousness?

The Tools of 4D Present Time

As I mentioned, 4D is the 'right now' of 'present time.' But present time actually has four different levels.

In 2010, we all stepped into the third level. As we move 2012, we will step into the fourth, and final, level. In that level, when you think, ‘I would like an apple,’ the apple is going to appear in your hand. Usually when I say that people get very excited. And it is exciting. However … there is a however.
The vast majority of people on this planet are not prepared to be the masters of their every thought, feeling, and action in every moment. But there’s no option. It’s a required, baseline skill of higher 4D and 5D consciousness.

One of the reasons the 3rd dimension was created was to provide a “playground” in which we each can practice and hone the vibration of our thoughts and feelings. To accomplish this, the 3D playground has a time buffer. Instead of ‘instant manifestation’ there is a time lag between the thought we think and the manifestation or experience of that thought. For the most part, we are very sloppy with this buffer.

Instead of focusing on what we want, and allowing this to unfold over time, we spew anger, frustration, boredom, worry, anxiety, blame, guilt, fear - all kinds of lower, disharmonic thoughts and feelings. We behave as if we can think and feel anything with impunity because we do not see the instantaneous results of our thinking.

But no longer. As 3D linear time is collapsing into a single point of present time, the time buffer is collapsing too. We have less opportunity to practice being aware of our mental and emotional habits before what we think is what we get. This is a very big deal.

Fortunately, some simple energy tools can help you manage your thoughts and emotions in every moment so that you can be prepared for the unprecedented opportunity and challenge of living and creating in present time in the higher dimensions.

These basic energy tools are available for free on our website www.masteringalchemy .com but let me explain a few of them here by way of example.

Allow the Shift to clear your unconscious thoughts & feelings.

In simple terms, the Shift is using one wave of light frequencies to clear away who we are not, and another wave to remind us who we are. The Shift knows where we’ve stored unwanted, unconscious habits of thought and reactionary emotion, and the light is clearing all this from our vibration.

However, as these lesser thoughts and feelings are cleared, they will come into our awareness, and magnetize people and circumstances to us that mirror these chaotic energies. How do you handle these often-powerful energies when they appear. You allow them. If you can simply observe them with a sense of detachment as they come up – knowing that they are just coming up to be cleared - they will clear quickly, and you won’t even remember what the fuss was all about.

But if you grab hold and engage these chaotic thoughts and feelings, if you insist on feeling guilty or worrying, if you continue to argue that ‘I am not OK’ or ‘They are not OK,’ these energies will not be cleared from your space – and the Shift, as it accelerates ever faster, will become a very bumpy, very ‘not OK’ road for you.

Remember most often what comes up is not even yours; it does not belong to you. Acknowledge it and know that it’s coming up to be cleared… forever. Take a couple of deep breaths, go for a walk, listen to music -- but turn your attention point to something of a higher vibration.
Understanding the Lower and Higher 4th Dimension

To simplify another important aspect of the Shift, let’s imagine that the 4th dimension has just two parts to it – a lower 4th dimension and a higher 4th dimension. (This is not technically true, but it’s a useful distinction.)

As I mentioned, form will remain when 3D disappears. We’ll still experience houses and cars and trees. But fear, judgments, blame and guilt, the rights and the wrongs, will disappear. All this dense emotional energy, which is the only thing that prevents us from playing in the higher dimensions right now, will simply be cleared from our space.

However, depending upon the vibration of the thoughts you are thinking as 3D disappears, you will find yourself in either the lower 4th dimension or the higher 4th dimension.

The lower 4th dimension, which is also called the astral plane or dream space, holds all the thoughts ever thought by anyone in the 3rd dimension.

You see, thoughts don’t just disappear after we think them. They live on in the lower 4th dimension, with specific weight, texture, density and emotional charge. And they bond and cluster with all the other thoughts of similar character.

Some thoughts – such as rape, domination, slavery, war, hatred – feel heavy, dense and dark. Conversely, thoughts such as ‘butterflies,’ ‘children playing in the park,’ and ‘flowers blooming on a warm spring day’ feel light and have a simple, airy vibration. Lighter thoughts like these rarely linger in a 3D consciousness. Because in order to align and feel the vibration of, for example, ‘beauty,’ we must step out of 3D consciousness into present time, a higher 4th dimensional space.

Wait, you say, I know ‘Beauty!’ You do, because we’re now living in both the third and fourth dimensions simultaneously, but how often do you align yourself with, and linger on, the feeling of beauty?

It’s a 4D, present-time skill to take thoughts like ‘light,’ ‘airy’ and ‘beauty’ to heart. These vibrations don’t even exist in the hurry up, past/future of the 3rd dimension where it’s very difficult to pause in present time and smell a flower.

But, on the other hand, have you noticed that heavy, uncomfortable thoughts such as ‘I’m not good enough.’ or ‘They don’t like me.’ or ’I’m never going to succeed.’ tend to linger quite a bit longer in 3D consciousness? This is because thoughts are electric and emotions are magnetic. A set of light, airy vibrations like ‘beauty’ or ‘graciousness’ has a low, soft, electrical charge that is expansive and fluid. Whereas heavier, uglier thoughts come highly charged and wrapped in highly magnetic emotions. These thoughts are not only harder to clear than kind, loving thoughts; they also bond magnetically to all other thoughts like them in the lower 4th dimension.

So much of the magnetic field we walk around in - I’m not OK, You’re not OK - has very little to do with who we really are. It’s just the magnetism of one heavy, unconscious thought attaching itself to the magnetism of similar heavy, unconscious thoughts.

You begin to see why it’s vital to become conscious of the thoughts you think and the emotions you throw into your vibrational mix.

Fortunately, the second wave of the Shift is making this easier and easier. As we let go of the heavier energies of Who We Are Not, the light is rewiring us, stepping us up into a higher 4th dimensional vibration where lesser thoughts and emotions are not such a distraction in our general experience.
We start to live in alignment with the heart, and experience the vibrations and consequences of concepts such as ‘I like me,’ ‘I’m happy,’ ‘I’m pleased with myself.’

The alignment with the heart becomes natural because it already is our natural alignment in the higher fourth, fifth and sixth dimensions.

However, some assembly is required.

Any limitations, judgments, denials, blame, guilt, or resentments that we each still argue for, in one way or the other, become like weights on a hot air balloon. They limit how far we can rise within the fourth dimensional range of vibration.

Each of us is 100 percent in charge of the process. The more weight - lower-vibrational patterns of words, thoughts, and emotions - we remove, the higher we rise into the expansive experience of the higher 4th dimension. Here, it is as if we look past the boundaries and limitations, which were always just a habit of observation in 3D. It’s a wider view, a calmer view, and a quieter view. In the upper 4th dimension, you can choose fear or worry, and drop into the lower 4th dimension… but you won’t.
As you begin to align with the heart, very naturally - ‘I Like Me’ - you’re going to find there’s no reason or compulsion to choose an uncomfortable attention point in the lower 4th dimension. It comes naturally and readily because it is the language and vibration of you’re natural well being - if you let it, and if you focus upon it.

It’s a choice.

As the shift accelerates and time collapses and everything is in the present moment, you could still choose your thoughts and feelings unconsciously, out of 3rd dimensional habit, and you would have the opportunity to live that discomfort immediately and fully in your experience.
Or you can choose your thought and emotion in every moment, with focus and awareness, and live the fullness of that experience.

In other words, it’s to your benefit to practice and integrate the ability to choose the contents of your consciousness right now, before it really counts - and that moment is not very far away.

It’s all up to you.

Until now, the center of your head, the place from where you can choose your thoughts and attention point, has been pre-occupied by the thoughts of others. Your Mom-Dad-Teacher-Minister loved you and had an opinion about the best way for you to live your life, and as their thoughts moved in to your head, “You” moved out.

Now it is time to take back ownership of the center of your head. As you recognize and let go of the unnatural thoughts that say, ‘Oh, I can’t do this’ and ‘I can’t do that’ and ‘I must do this,’ you’re going to find that soon all those thoughts, with their sticky interlocking connections in the lower 4th dimension, disappear.

Just putting your attention in present time on ‘beauty’ and ‘well-being‘, or just being ‘happy’ in a state of ‘ease‘, eliminates the lesser vibrations stored within the lower astral fields of the 4th dimension.
Start by playing with the vibration of what I call Living Words. The Archangels very deliberately and precisely selected these words - words such as Certain, Capable, Commanding, Present, Senior, Graciousness and Happy - so that you can most easily clear all the unconscious vibrations from your space.

Choose one word each day and live with it all day, think it and feel it often. If you practice thinking and feeling these vibrations now, when it doesn’t absolutely count, they will become your habit when it does count. You begin to gracefully realign with the fullness of “You,” and your natural state of wellbeing lifts you into the higher 4th dimension.

Easy? Kind of. Simple? Yes.
Does it require awareness and a choice from a present time space? Absolutely.
Can you sit on the sidelines and hope it all turns out? No.

Increased levels of electromagnetic light from the higher dimensions are now flowing within all of us. Many people in the 3rd dimension cannot handle this surge, and they are choosing to step out of their
bodies. And many, many more will follow as the Shift accelerates.

You see, everyone is going home to the 4th and then 5th dimensions, but not everyone is going home on the same timeline, and with the same ease and grace.

How do you choose?

Jim Self
Copyright: You may share this article with your friends as long it is kept whole and our website is included. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fresh Today! Tachyon Soap Loaves in Your Favorite Formulas!

Just in the nick of time! Fresh today!  

I have one loaf of each available, ready to ship:
    •    Moldavite Tektite
    •    Oshun Spirit Signature Blend
    •    Angel Assistance: Angelite/Kyanite Sandalwood Rose
    •    Labradorite/Citrus

These loaves cut easily with a large kitchen knife and yield 18 -20 3.5 x 1.5 x .75" bars.

This soap and all of our unique, eco-conscious, aromatherapy products, body care, and spa treatments draw their potency from a fusion of synergistic gemstones essences and botanical oils which are cured within a grid matrix. These are our best selling gemstone essence olive oil soaps in 2 lb 12 oz loaves.
    •    formulated with synergistic gemstone essences and essential oils
    •    all-natural, spa quality
    •    handcrafted with professional grade aroma-therapeutic oils
    •    tachyon formula, sacred geometric matrix cured
    •    olive, soybean, and coconut oils leaves skin very soft and beautifully conditioned
These hand crafted soaps have been among our best sellers since 2005. They are created in VERY small, very precious, quantities and are generally made to order. But you can have one today!

(Ready to ship orders are filled on first come-first served basis via email only to suberry@metrocast.net. Please inquire about availability before you pay.)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Make a holiday wish come true for a homeless dog or cat... ADOPT!

Watch these adorable dogs decorate cookies and get ready to celebrate the holidays in style. They're not only spreading good cheer, they have an important message to share— Make a holiday wish come true for a homeless dog or cat...ADOPT!

Visit our NEW storefront on Etsy today (Sunday, 12/11) for 10% off all Cool Dog Duke Wood Signs with coupon code 101211. Free Priority Shipping, too! http://www.etsy.com/shop/CoolDogDuke 

The Cool Dog Duke brand is committed to supporting animal rights and promoting the well-being of all who share our planet... in the wild, in the shelters, all over the world. Characterized by "talking dogs," a percentage of all Cool Dog Duke sales support organizations that "give animals a voice."

Monday, November 28, 2011

Peace, Love and Puppy Paws: Brand New at Cool Dog Duke and just in time for Cyber Monday Savings!

Pawsitively perfect for holiday giving...
Peace, Love and Puppy Paws from Cool Dog Duke available on T shirts, hats, outerwear, stickers and more!

Like our facebook page and you'll be entered into a monthly drawing for new fans. The next drawing is on November 30, and we're giving away a "Got Nuts?" T.

Remember, a percentage of all sales at cooldogduke.com are donated to organizations that give animals a voice. 

ps. Cafe Press is offering great deals on all Cool Dog Duke fun gear today. FREE shipping on all orders of $60 or more with code CMSHIP plus up to 30% off selected T-shirts.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Special: Receive a FREE Oshun Spirit Gift Certificate

Today's Early Bird Special!
20% PLUS $10 if you shop before 3pm DST

Checkout between 9 am and 3pm DST at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders and/or Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Goods on Black Friday, November 25, and we'll give you an Oshun Spirit Gift Certificate worth $10 PLUS 20% of your combined purchases over $50! Gift certificates are sent via email so you can print out and send in a card or attach via email. Their code is valid for one year at oshunspirit.net and oshunspirit.com 

So stock up on spa essentials, readings and energy work to be scheduled later, and purchase unique gifts for the special people in your life today, and we'll send you a gift certificate worth 20 % of your purchases... to give or keep. Our 20% gift card offer ends at midnight, 
and no minimum purchase is required.

Remember, you will also receive a beautiful Zebra bangle
with your purchase of $75 or more at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Goods 

Is your purchase a gift?
Just let us know and we'll artfully wrap it and include a handwritten note. 
We LOVE our customers and your special requests are always welcome!
Let us know how we can help you today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Desiderata (essential things) by max ehrmann

Wishing all my customer-friends and family of light

a very happy day of Thanks and Giving

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
- Max Ehrmann c.1920

Thursday, November 10, 2011

11 11 11 Sale Event at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Goods

Where will you be on 11/11/11?
 Well, we hope that you will spend a few minutes of your day at Oshun Spirit enjoying our one day sale!  Just enter code 1111 at checkout at both www.oshunspirit.com and www.oshunspirit.net and take $11.11 off your total purchase of $29 or more! 
(Limit 1 coupon/customer/site.)

Many Americans, Canadians and Australians have a moment of silence at 11am (11:00) local time on November 11 each year to honor soldiers who fought for their country.

Many people believe 11:11:11 is an opening of a stargate.

Some think a DNA code activation...

Or Angels at play...

If you see 11:11 regularly on clocks and  microwaves no doubt you have experienced coincidences and synchronicities around these numbers and also see purpose in the patterns that perhaps you just can't put your finger on...  an awareness that there is something bigger and you are a part of it - that life itself is communicating with you...

At Oshun Spirit we see this is a ONCE in a lifetime event,
and also a ONES in a lifetime event.
We celebrate to recognize on this date, we are all "1" in our humanity.

But no matter what you choose to ascribe to the phenomena 11 11 11, it is a moment in life between what was and what will be, where we were and where we are going. 

May you be blessed!
Enjoy the sale.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Enjoy Free Gift Wrapping at Oshun Spirit!

Of course Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Goods will be your first stop for unique and memorable gifts. Please lt us make your gift giving even easier and more beautiful! We'll artfully wrap your gifts using 100% recycled kraft-style wrapping paper, natural fiber ribbons and rafia, and fragrant seasonal delights! And, if you wish, we'll include a handwritten note in each package. Of course, there is no charge for these services... just let us know that your purchase is a gift! 

We LOVE our customers and your special requests are always welcome! Let us help you shine this season magical of Light!
In Love and Peace,
Susan and the gang!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

One Good Thing: The Oshun Spirit Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Give the Gift of Experience
Personalized programs, spiritual counseling, healing and readings with Master Teacher Susan Berry. Appointments via skype, phone and email. Enter coupon code SAVE15 and take 15% off all services at www.oshunspirit.net thru November 15.

Give a Gift of Wellness from Sweet Water Spa
Exotic spa salts, clays, mineral muds, and tachyon oils blend aromatherapy, gemstone energies and sacred geometry to balance body, mind and spirit. Bio-resonance jewelry, pyramids, tachyon textiles, spa blankets, organic soaps and more! Available at oshunspirit.net and oshunspirit.com and our specialty site, www.sweetwaterspa.net.

Give the Gifts of Hope and Abundance
Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders is a proud member of the Alternative Marketplace Alliance. Buying from Independent Merchants and giving Fair Trade Goods helps people in the USA and developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. Use addobucks, goods, services, and cash in creative combinations and barter to make your gift purchases at www.oshuspirit.com

Give an Oshun Spirit Gift Certificate
Perfect. Available in any denomination, sent via email and valid for one year at oshunspirit.net and oshunspirit.com

Give a Gift to the Animals that Share our World
A percentage of all sales at www.cooldogduke.com are donated to organizations that give animals a voice. Wag More Bark Less • Cats Don’t Know Sit • Pack Leader T-shirts, Hats, Stickers, Outerwear, Pet Goods and our famous "Beware of the (bitemark) Signs"!

Our Gift to You
Animal prints are pouncing back as this season's must-have accessories.To give or enjoy yourself, receive a FREE Zebra Bangle with your order of $75 or more while supply lasts at www.oshunspirit.net

LIKE our Facebook Fan Page to receive exclusive special offers www.facebook.com/oshunspiritstore During the month of November we'll be offering One Good Thing each day to welcome in the Holiday Spirit! 

The first good thing: A Leopard Pashmina Scarf. Value $30. (You can see it at www.oshunspirit.com.) I'll do a random drawing from the first 20 SHARES of the facebook post. That's a one-in-twenty chance of winning!

Today's Good Thing: This Holiday Gift Guide

It's going to be a fabulous November! 
I know that by being of service to other people, by giving them value, you not only make their lives better but over time you tend to get what you give. And the people you help may feel more inclined to help other people. And so you, together, create an upward spiral of positive change that grows and becomes stronger...

... and I do believe that all it takes is One Good Thing to set in motion ALL good things ...
So whether you are looking for ideas and inspiration, a gift for someone special, or a little pick-me-up for yourself, I hope you will check out the offering each day and see if it isn't One Good Thing that you could enjoy or pass along with a smile, a kind word, an act of compassion.... all it takes is one good thing to happen...

I hope you enjoy this lovely song, One Good Thing, by Lou Rhodes
May you be blessed!

Friday, October 28, 2011


THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street by Supporting Independent Merchants in Both your Local and Virtual Communities!

Significantly more money re-circulates in your community when you buy from locally owned, rather than nationally owned, businesses: More money stays in the community because locally owned businesses purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and farms. Purchasing locally helps grow other businesses as well as your community’s revenue base, making upgrades and improvements possible.

Here are ten good reasons to shop at independently owned businesses in your local community:

1. Studies show that for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city’s tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.

2. Local businesses provide most new jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in most communities provide the most new jobs to residents.

3. One-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of a community’s distinctive character: The unique character of any town or region is what people love about it, and what tourists come to visit. Richard Moe, president of the National Historic Preservation Trust, says, “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.”

4. Local business owners invest in community: People who own local businesses live in the community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

5. Customer service is better: Local businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise for better customer service.

6. Competition and diversity lead to more choices: A marketplace of many small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

7. Local businesses have less environmental impact: Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases, requiring less transportation, and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.

Now think of the Addoway marketplace, or your facebook friends, or your networked blogs as a village. Where we shop, where we sell, and hang out—all of it makes our virtual village "home." One-of-a-kind, independent businesses are an integral part of what makes YOUR virtual village a great place to be!

More good reasons to shop from independently owned businesses in your virtual community.

1. On Addoway, the independent businesses are owned by people who are part of this community and are committed to investing in its future.

2. Studies have found that independent businesses contribute more than twice as much of their revenue to charitable causes as corporate chains do. And advocates of charitable causes find that independent business owners are generally much more accessible than executives of large corporations.

3. A marketplace of many small businesses helps to ensure more innovation and competition, and lower prices over the long term. Independent businesses, choosing products based on what their loyal customers need and desire, not a national sales plan, guarantees a more diverse range of product and service choices.

4. Independent business owners and employees often possess a level of expertise and a passion for the products they sell that is unmatched by employees and managers of national chains. They also tend to have a greater interest in getting to know their customers. Simply put, local owners and employees take a special pride in their trade.

5. Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.  The success of independent businesses provides real-life inspiration to our young people, proving that they can prosper on their own terms.

In an increasingly homogenized world, both virtual and local communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character are more likely to attract entrepreneurs and new investment. Addoway merchants place a high value on individuality and consider their homegrown enterprises a source of pride. Buying from locally-owned and operated  and independent online merchants, and not from big box stores, chains, and franchises, keeps more of our money circulating in our  local AND virtual communities.  This holiday season we can either invest in our own community or watch our money leave our community to work elsewhere to enrich others.

BE part of the solution. BE the change you wish to see in the world.

As part of the Alternative Market Movement, our goal at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders is to encourage individual awareness, and individual action by forming and participating in viable trade networks which provide alternatives from the diseased global economy currently in place... so that we may all share in abundance and prosperity.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Who is this talking dog? It's Cool Dog Duke!

Characterized by "talking dogs" a percentage of all Cool Dog Duke sales support organizations that "give animals a voice." See  more fun videos of the lab gang – Duke, Harley, Skooter – and their little friend Hoover (a talking chipmunk) at www.Cool Dog Duke.com

Select Cool Dog Duke fun gear is now available at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders. Choose hats, t-shirts, totebags, stickers and decor. Wag More Bark Less,  Cat's Don't Know Sit,  Pack Leader and more!

Share the Love!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Who is Cool Dog Duke and what is he doing on Addoway?

Cool Dog Duke is a real Chocolate Lab living an unleashed life on the lake in beautiful Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

He and his brothers, Harley and Skooter, are well-known characters, often referred to as "The Lab Gang" around our rural town, the oldest summer resort in America. They have been known to steal beach toys, flip flops and sneakers from front porches during the summer months, and fish and mittens from beside the  bobhouses once the lake freezes over... bringing everything home to Mama who then must spend hours trying to return the goods to their rightful owners. 
Duke is the trouble maker, Harley is too laid back to argue, and Skooter – older, wiser and always the voice of reason – begrudgingly follows along and tries to keep them out of really BIG trouble. But yes, they have been escorted home by local law enforcement... more than once.
Lovable scoundrels that they are, the local butcher saves them the best bones, the ladies give them extra cookies at the drive thru, and they always get a shout-out when we drive thru town in our little convertible. Welcome in most of the homes and shops around town, they are a 3-dog band of congeniality and good-will...
...which led to their being invited to do a public service video  (about 3 minutes into the video link) for our local police department on cross-walk etiquette (If dogs can do it you can too!) and land their own TV show which highlights local businesses and attractions here in the Lakes Region. Their job is to create community partnerships and offer up a few laughs, and they do both very well!
You can watch these three fetching Sous Chefs in the kitchen, around the lake, and on the town as they dish about all things Wolfeboro this fall on Sundays With Sue Sous on Wolfeboro Community TV Channel 25. The dogs inspired the  "Got Bones? Wolfeboro NH" T shirt to benefit two of the sous chefs' favorite local non-profits: The Libby Museum of Natural History, and The Lakes Region Humane Society. 

The huge success of the "Got Bones?" design led to more designs to benefit other non-profits and the Cool Dog Duke brand was born, named after our ring-leader Dukey with the hope of redemption for some of his misguided adventures involving ice cream cones and hot dog vendors. 

Characterized by "talking dogs" a percentage of all Cool Dog Duke sales support organizations that "give animals a voice."
Which brings us to addoway. Although there is an extensive catalog of Cool Dog Duke fun gear on the website, selected gear will be available at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly TradersAs part of the Alternative Market Movement, one of the goals at "Traders" is to form and participate in trade networks which provide alternatives from the diseased global economy and transform the flow of goods and services beyond commerce-as-usual trough barter, so that everyone may participate in abundance.
Each and every month Addoway donates 20% of all Pro Membership revenue to select fundraisers including relief for natural disasters both in Japan and the US, and to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Addoway is a natural fit with the Cool Dog Duke brand, who's mission is centered in animal rights and well-being.

Our latest creation is the "Beware of the...(something with very big teeth)" sign,  which is being created through local partnerships and whose profits will benefit the local Humane Society.  The plaques are made of upcycled, recycled and reclaimed pine boards, hand cut, hand painted, and distressed to look aged. They measure about 12  x 7.5 inches minus the bite mark. A creative alternative to typical "Beware of Dog" signs, they are fun on a garden path, and equally at home outside your co-worker's cubby! They are made to order. Response to the project has been very positive and we have high hopes for a larger sustainable operation!
So... that's it! Now you know! Cool Dog Duke and Addoway, a great team working hard to BE the change we wish to see in the world. A good vibes dog and a good vibes marketplace, sharin' the love! Be sure to LIKE the Cool Dog Duke facebook fan page to enter monthly drawings and win cool gear.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Announcing Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders at Addoway.com

Built on the solid ground of quality products and services, our impeccable reputation of transparency and integrity, and a passionate desire for a better future, Oshun Spirit announces a new marketplace on Addoway.com, Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders. As part of the Alternative Market Movement, our goal is to encourage individual awareness, and individual action by forming and participating in viable trade networks which provide alternatives from the diseased global economy currently in place.
In a world dominated for decades by flat currencies and debt, in a world where private trade has become a novelty rather than a mainstay of local commerce, participating in a barter organization today is not just an act of self preservation in the face of a crumbling mainstream economy, it is indeed an act of awareness.
Through barter, you are stating loudly and with clarity that you will act to abolish the corrupt financial labyrinth which is causing many people great suffering. You will no longer participate blindly in its trappings. By participating in your own system, you declare the intention of independence, and this is a very powerful way of being which contributes to sustainabilty, the conservation of natural resources, and fair trade.
Here at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders, we're willing to TRADE goods and services, through the old fashioned barter system to that end. Even if your money-currency is running a little slow, we know that you've got lots of energy and ideas... so make an offer. Together we can transform the flow of goods and services beyond commerce-as-usual, and be the change we wish to see in our world. Just click the "make a deal" button on the listing and tell us your thoughts. If you love fiverr, and listia, you'll adore Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders!
You can use addobucks, goods, services, and cash in creative combinations to make your purchases at Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Traders. The addoway platform also allows us to give a discount for "liking" items and our Facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/oshunspiritstore. So the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. We knew you'd like the idea!
We are currently interested in (but not limited to) handblown and recycled glass items, upcyled handcrafts, social media services including a new landing page on Facebook, and packing and shipping materials. What can we do for you?
In love and Peace,
Susan Berry
Oshun Spirit Earth Friendly Goods, Sweet Water Spa