Blessed Blossoms ~ Romance of Roses

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Associated with Egyptian Goddess Isis, Greek Goddess Aphrodite, Indian Goddess Lakshmi and the celestial planet Venus – Roses are an eternal symbol of Love & Beauty.

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Since ancient times its the muse of poets, storytellers, musicians, painters, photographers and mystics. Through words, art, songs and through myriad creative expressions, these artists have attempted to capture the lilting smell, the silky texture of its petals, the soft bud, the thorny stem and all its wonderful curves & contrasts. And yet; nothing compares to the feeling of holding an actual rose blossom in your hand – its fragility & fragrance instantly captures the heart. Roses are more than just objects of beauty – they have many healing, nurturing, wellness qualities which have made them indispensable to mankind.

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Since ancient times, rose water has been used in religious ceremonies & numerous spa rituals. Just a few drops of rose water are believed to purify the spaces they are sprinkled in and these are often used specifically in shrines as an offering to deities to please them and gain blessings for matters of the heart. Rose garlands are worn by priests and devotees, and roses are often placed near altars to magnify higher energies of love to all those who enter religious premises.

 

Rose water is great for cleansing the skin after a hard day’s work and it also keeps skin toned & firm in the long run, naturally preventing signs of ageing. Rose petals are often just immersed in water bowls or bath  used for foot therapies along with other ingredients as they are very cool & soothing in nature. Roses have a distinct fragrance which immediately revitalizes the senses.

 

Its extracts are used in countless attars, perfumes, body washes, soaps, hair oils, bath salts, scrubs and many wellness recipes. It instantly evokes feelings of love, sensual pleasures & romance. Anointing your candle with rose parfum or oil is believed to attract true love. Also apply a few drops on your pulse points and the heart chakra to experience amorous interludes with potential mates or your beloved.

Rose extracts are also beneficial for health and used in many food & drink recipes. Sweets,cupcakes, tarts, desserts, ice-creams, squashes, herbal teas are some popular examples. Scientifically speaking, roses contain high amounts of Vitamin C, antioxidants, bioflavonoids and are believed to be natural anti-depressants, aphrodisiacs, digestive stimulants and great for regulating menstrual cycles in women.

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In many alchemical traditions especially Bach Flower remedies,  wild roses are believed to cure apathy and evoke feelings of love and compassion in a stony or untrusting person with its lilting fragrance. It can help couples conceive and its one of the reasons why rose petals are often strewn over the bed of newly married couples and those on honeymoon.

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In pop culture and special days such as Valentine’s Day, roses are a popular gift with special symbolism associated with them. Yellow roses are for friendship, pink ones for affection, red roses for love & passion, white represent innocence & purity and orange/peach petals for energy & creativity.

Whether its for your spaces, yourself, innovative recipes, for a lover or just for invoking Divine love energies, roses are sacred & special. The rose flower has many benefits for heart, mind, body and soul which make it indispensable in our lives.

Deesha Kriplani is a Freelance Writer & Editor with creative interests in spirituality, food & fashion. Connect with her on https://deeshakriplani.wordpress.com/ 

 

The Magick of Positive Daily Affirmations

Here are your affirmations for this week, one for each area of life. Repeat them daily and often. Remember, the more you share them with others, the more they help you….

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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Heal with Ho’oponopono

 

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Ho’oponopono – is an ancient Hawaiian practice of forgiveness and reconciliation to help us release unwanted feelings and gradually clear dis-ease from the body as well as improve the overall quality of our life.

Causes of Negativity or Disease: Fears and negative emotions could have been carried in the mind since previous births, past experiences, unhappy memories, pain or abuse faced in this lifetime and in some cases ancestral karma. These may have resulted in an ongoing thought-process which turned into negative self-talk and even unhealthy talk of others or the world. Unhealthy vibration frequencies emitted by us had manifested negative life experiences based on the same unhealthy pattern. Thankfully you can heal everything starting right now!

Here are some simple ways you can enjoy healing with Ho’oponopono:

The word “Ho’oponopono” literally means “to make right”. Its like a second chance you are giving to yourself through a gentle repetition of four beautiful phrases. “I’m Sorry. Please forgive me. I Love You. Thank You.” This is what I feel the phrases really mean in the forgiveness context.

I’m sorry – I could not understand why I feel this pain or anger, 

Please forgive me – if I knowingly or unknowingly hurt you,

I love you – because you are inspiring my spiritual breakthrough,

Thank You – for helping me gain this breakthrough and realize this lesson in love

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Sing these lines in a musical tune, dance as you speak – just let your heart be your compass… Simple, isn’t it?

The following Ho’oponopono prayer is also very beneficial for those seeking forgiveness and clearance of ancestral karma by healing our relationship with the higher-self or universe. “Divine Creator, if I, my family, relatives and ancestors have offended you, your family, relatives and ancestors in thoughts, words, deeds or actions since the beginning of creation until the present – I seek forgiveness. Let this cut, release, cleanse, purify all negative thoughts, memories, blocks and vibrations and transmute this unwanted energies into pure light, for the highest good of all. So it is. So it is. So it is.”

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To make this method part of your daily ritual sit in a comfortable position and meditate. Speak to yourself or visualize you are speaking to the person with whom healing is needed, and send the words “I’m Sorry. Please forgive me. I Love You. Thank You”. This will help you release your negative energies and transform your experiences into a positive one.

Let the tears flow, express and free yourself from your anger if you feel any but keep repeating the four lines until you find peace. Repeat this exercise until you find closure and this experience gives you answers or insight to your karmic lesson. You can also repeat these lines while you’re walking, after you wakeup or sleep, while commuting or whenever you feel the stream of painful thoughts. This exercise can also be said in times of joy in gratitude to the universal abundance coming your way.

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The Ho’oponopono has been a tradition in many South Pacific communities  and many parts around the world where it has brought separated families, friends and lovers together once more to experience the divinity of their bonds. Its a great group therapy tool and is an alternative healing adding on to many spiritual practices including individual or family counselling. This practice can be used to bring respite to the ill, the aged, for curing pets, of plants, cleansing the aura of spaces, for enhancing prosperity, for finding true love and just about anything. Most of all you can use it for healing yourself, to forgive and love yourself!

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Just BE in the space of forgiveness, love & gratitude with Ho’oponopono and watch your world heal!

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Deesha Kriplani is a Freelance Writer & Editor with creative interests in spirituality, food & fashion. Connect with her on https://deeshakriplani.wordpress.com/ 

 

Deeply Program Yourself With These Positive Affirmations

Here are your affirmations for this week, one for each area of life. Repeat them daily and often. Remember, the more you share them with others, the more they help you….

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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5 Romantic Movies to watch this Valentine’s!

Valentine’s Day has become a popular day to celebrate, express, enjoy amorous interludes, poetry, parties and everything that makes you feel mushy on the inside. Well, not that this is the only day to do so. Popular culture and recent times have added to the enthusiasm and charm of this day turning it into a celebration and even a sought-after holiday the world over.

So whether you’re single, with someone, committed, enjoying a courtship, married or just together – here are 5 romantic films that are sweet, spicy,  saccharine, and everything in between to give you a new perspective on love and all its wonderful dimensions.

  1. The Lunchbox

An offbeat film that stole all hearts at coveted movie festivals around the world, The Lunchbox is an Indian art film about finding love in the most unexpected places and moments. Its perhaps the only film where the couple never really meet face to face or even straightforwardly confess their feelings!! All that they know of each other are the raw, honest, sentimental words they exchange through letters lovingly sent in a lunchbox. Set against the busy backdrop of Mumbai city’s cosmopolitan life & work culture, this film will make you laugh through your tears. Exceptionally well-crafted, watch out for the non-verbal cues of the actors, the intuitive camera-work and also the renowned dabbawallas who unknowingly played cupid. The end stays with you as it really makes you wonder about all things serendipity.

2. He’s Just Not That Into You

An anthology of love triangles & affairs of a close group of friends & colleagues, He’s Just Not That Into You is like a mirror into relationships. You’re sure to see yourself, a friend or family member in each of its characters as they go through a roller-coaster of emotions and experiences. At times happy, sad, funny or tragic – each frame captures a hue of love’s multi-dimensional canvas. Watch it till the credits roll out to perhaps realise – love is so much more than the limited definition we’re trying to give it. Maybe its about finding your self & purpose, about pursuing a passion, about letting go, giving second chances and also accepting unexpected surprises. The commentary of the side-kicks in-between adds to the realistic feel of the film and gives you fresh & humorous perspectives on family, friendship and more.

3. Snoopy & Charlie Brown – The Peanuts Movie

Charles Schulz’s treasury of comic strips comes alive in Snoopy & Charlie Brown – The Peanuts Movie. The globally loved characters come alive on celluloid – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock & gang, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie & Pigpen. The plot revolves around Charlie Brown’s multiple attempts to win over the attention and make a good impression on the Little Red-haired Girl who’s new in school. The humourous quality of the comic is well-captured in the film and makes you nostalgic about childhood. Certain scenes make you laugh out loud even as you root for Charlie to accomplish … something! By the time it ends, you are left with the renewed hope and optimism that nice people do end up first and that Love is also in the sweetness of innocence & friendship.

4. Before Sunrise (and its sequel Before Sunset)

An off-beat story of two strangers who meet on a train whilst on a trip in Europe, Before Sunrise is both stimulating & sensual. The spontaneous chemistry between the leads and the naturalness of the locales is the highlight of the film. The conversations between the characters, the way their friendship & love blossoms, the world passing by, the exotic strangers they meet – all add up to the whimsical vibe of the story. Watch the Sequel ‘Before Sunset’ to see how the story evolves and how life mysteriously unfolds for the couple. The ending of the sequel is open-ended and is sure to keep you guessing — what happened next?

 

5. Valentine’s Day

An anthology of love stories between people from many different walks of life & ages, Valentine’s Day has cute, bold, cheeky, sad and funny love scenarios that keep you glued to your seat. Each character is unique, each love story has its own mood and every scene is so real that you can empathise with each person and event on screen. The movie is like an ode to valentine’s day –  there’s drama, sweetness, heartache, excitement, passion and more. Love is – crossing continents so you can hold your beloved for just a few moments, about saving your bestie from making a mistake, forgiveness & faithfulness, accepting the other person just the way they are and also about following your heart no  matter what life has in store…

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s day and a fun movie marathon!

Share your favourite films & stories with us and get featured on The Positive Media.

Deesha Kriplani is a Freelance Writer & Editor with creative interests in food & fashion. Connect with her on https://deeshakriplani.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

Positive Affirmations for Each Area of Your Life

Here are your affirmations for this week, one for each area of life. Repeat them daily and often. Remember, the more you share them with others, the more they help you….

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

 

Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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The Amazing Power of Positive Affirmations

  • Affirmations are positive statements spoken in the present tense as if you are experiencing it right now. So, think/say, ‘I am successful’ and not, ‘I want/desire success’.
  • Affirmations work best, when the words are internalized and repeated often, either mentally or aloud. E.g. instead of, ‘I’m not keeping well’, think/say, ‘I’m getting better and better’.
  • Affirmations can be said any point of time specially just before going to sleep or soon after waking up.
  • Affirmations cannot harm anyone and must respect free will and honor mutual consent. For example, focus on receiving love or work rather than focusing on a specific person or position.
  • Affirmations are always open-ended and never closed in terms of exactly when, where, how, what or through whom you hope to receive. Trust the universe to work out the details.
  • Affirmations ideally make you feel good and free of worries and that is why they work!

 

Starting today we will be posting weekly affirmations, one for each area of life. The more you share this positivity with others, the more it helps you.

 

PROFESSIONAL

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WEALTH

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RELATIONSHIP

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WELLNESS

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Enjoy an incredibly positive week!

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Your Positive Tarot Message Today

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This card from the Osho Zen Tarot is the 2 of Waters.

Water is the element of emotion, intuition and compassion. In this card we see two trees, healthy and strong, standing tall besides each other, yet their branches mingle and merge subtly as their colourful autumn leaves fall gently down.

To be in a happy relationship with another, we have to be happy ourselves first. Two incomplete people do not complete each other, they remain two incomplete people leaning on each other, wanting from each other, yet remaining just… two unhappy people. We have to learn to be independent, strong and self-fulfilled first. When we find inner joy, everything heals and improves. Our relationships transform to sheer joy. Growing together is fun when each one of us is firmly rooted individually to begin with. In real love we make no demands from each other. It is unconditional because each of us has found our own infinite source within. Such a loving relationship only strengthens from season to season.

Our twin flame is just ourself, reflected back in another’s form.

Know Thyself!

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Swati Prakash is a spiritual author and the founder of Global Wicca

Share the Spirit of the Season with Blessed Bucks – Hide them & find them!

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This is a popular ritual since centuries called Blessed Bucks and it is very apt for this season of winter/ Yule when we share warmth and blessings with each other. 

We all love discovering surprises in unexpected places. Our inner child and optimism lights up when we read and find an uplifting message, money or compliments. A random act of kindness can change moods, moments and even lives!

The intent behind this beautiful act is that – The good you put out will come back to you manifold! A popular money ritual, the main objective behind it has always been creating joy, happiness and lots of positive energy for one and all!

This ritual has spread around the world and it makes people feel warm and fuzzy on the inside – smiles, laughter, good mood, happy dancing, improved health, optimism are some of the emotions people experience.

To create Blessed Bucks, all you have to do is:

  1. Take any currency note/s and write, ” May you be blessed with health, wealth and joy!”
  2. Fold the note and hide it in a public place where a random stranger can find it.
  3. Places where there are lots of people – malls, markets, temples, churches, libraries, parks, shops and more.
  4. Hide it places that are easy to find – between the pages of a book, a supermarket shelf, inside the menu of a cafe, in clothes pockets, bags, toys – the more accessible the better!Avoid places where the note can fall off as it could be ignored and seem like an accident.
  5. As soon as you hide your Blessed Buck, leave the place and let the magick of the universe unfold. Its best you don’t wait to find out which stranger found it or not. Release yourself from the outcome.
  6. You could also hide ‘Blessed Notes’ like “You are Loved”, “You are Beautiful”, “I love you”, “You are precious”, “I bless you with happiness”, “I wish you good health”, “Your angels are always with you”, “Blessed Be” , “You are eternally blessed”are some examples.
  7. Feel free to be creative – add stars, smileys, hearts, fairy dust and make your notes special… 🙂
  8. Before placing your Blessed buck or note – just say a small prayer of goodwill for the person who will find it. You can also channel Reiki to it.

Effects of Blessed Bucks:

  • Watch the goodness you’ve created return to you manifold, in mysterious ways
  • People have reportedly found unexpected wealth within weeks
  • Blessings can take any form – a work promotion, better health, finding your soul mate…the list is endless!
  • You will be setting in motion kindness and optimism – its a feel good factor!
  • This ritual has created a ripple effect of positivity in many parts of the world

Please do share your ‘Blessed Bucks’ story with us. Lets transform the world we live in – with random acts of kindness! 🙂

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Deesha Kriplani is a professional content editor and a spiritual healer with a knack for creative entrepreneurship. Her personal blog is https://deeshakriplani.wordpress.com/

 

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