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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bathe in the Blessings of Gratitude!

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
― Meister Eckhart

Gratitude makes every day sacred. it is the key to living with an open heart. From the moment we wake up until drifting off to sleep, life presents one opportunity after another to be grateful. The daily practice of gratitude will bring your focus to the present and your life will be enriched when it is seen through the eyes of gratitude.

Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools for creating joy, healing, contentment, spiritual growth and lasting relationships. Each moment of our lives we can choose our attitude and where to focus our attention. When we consciously choose to be grateful, even in times of adversity, our ability to see the good in life is strengthened.

Gratitude is the newest artisinal soap from Oshun Spirit! It is formulated to awaken feelings of gratitude and support spiritual lightness. It is my intention that bathing in the blessings of Gratitude will help to tranfsorm your everyday life into one of peace, abundance, and love.

Gratitude is the feeling of being blessed and of course, grateful. It's the expression of what you love and are thankful for. It includes your family, friends, good health and all the gifts in your life.

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
Being grateful for what is working in your life actually activates The Law of Attraction. The universal law states that "like attracts like" and ensures that you bring into your experience whatever you are predominantly thinking about. If you are focusing on everything that has blessed your life and makes you feel good, you are going to get more of that. The practice of gratitude is life empowering. It can change your state of consciousness. Just remembering to be thankful in the moment can shift or pivot the emotions of fear, frustration, depression, or sadness to a lighter feeling.   
The results of a study on gratitude indicated that "...daily gratitude exercises resulted in higher reported levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism, and energy. Additionally, the gratitude group experienced less depression and stress, was more likely to help others, exercised more regularly, and made more progress toward personal goals. " - Dr Michael McCollough and Dr. Robert Emmons

Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love and the foundation of Gratitude. I begin the process of creating this blend by infusing Sweet Orange Oil with a gemmy Rose Quartz Crystal. This infuses the soap with the energetic signature of Rose Quartz. This energy is beneficial in restoring trust and harmony in relationships, and encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.

Rose Quartz fills you with feelings of love, peace and happiness. It balances the heart chakra, enabling our heart energies to expand and embrace everything with pure, unconditional love.

Gratitude is more than just a bar full of good vibes. It's a naturally, effective skincare solution for all skin types!

Patchouli has long been used in skin care for its ability to help alleviate such issues as acne-prone conditions, eczema, inflammation, and cracked, chapped, irritated skin. It is often found in anti-aging skin care for its cell-rejuvenating properties and its ability to lessen the look of scars.
The aromatherapeutic scent of Patchouli helps reduce tension, insomnia and anxiety, while uplifting the mind. Its deep, rich, intoxicating aroma has also been used as an aphrodisiac. Maybe the “love children” of the 60s were on to something! This relaxing scent helps relieve headaches and depression. In skincare, patchouli is wonderful for problem skin because it speeds healing, balances, rejuvenates and tones skin.

Lavender also has sedative effects. It ensures calm, quiet, meditative space/time.For skin problems like acne, eczema, dermatitis, and insect bites, lavender can be your best friend. This oil is both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly.
Both Lavender and Patchouli essential oils are very calming and soothing.

Sweet Orange has a gentle, clarifying nature that cheers the heart and brightens your mood. The scent mantains a wholesome, positively charged atmosphere. It reduces anxiety and depression and has antiseptic properties. Orange oil improves circulation, and is used in skincare to detoxify and rejuvenate dull skin.

Lavender Buds represent "seeds" of gratitude: Self-love, self-nurturance, and self-appreciation.

The final blessing of Gratitude before labeling

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  ― Marcel Proust

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”  ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe,
to think, to enjoy, to love-then make that day count!”  
 ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”  ― Thornton Wilder

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”  ― Maya Angelou

“You pray in your distress and in your need; 
would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
 ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” 
 ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life 

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes you happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress!
Ingredients: Gratitude, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Distilled Water, Shea Butter, Sodium Hydroxide, Sweet Orange, Lavender and Patchouli Essential Oils, Organic Lavender Buds and the Essence of Rose Quartz. Cured in a quartz grid matrix.

Gratitude will make its debut at our 
Soap Lover's Sale and Auction 
on Tuesday April 23 at 9:30 PM EDT
at just $1 opening bid! 

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