Blessed Blossoms ~ Joyful Jasmines

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A tropical plant, the sweet smelling Jasmine flowers are pristine blossoms associated with sensual pleasures and romance. A popular offering to the planet Rahu or the north lunar node in Vedic Astrology, this blossom has multiple uses in wellness, medicine, magick, decor, and is an integral part of women’s dressing in India.

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The jasmine shrub grows in any soil, although its best found in places with a temperate climate. It comes alive especially in Spring and Summer and emits its inherent heady fragrance after sunset, when the moon and stars rise at night. It is for this reason that the Jasmine is nicknamed ‘Raat Rani’ or the Night Blossoming Queen of Flowers in India, as it literally comes alive in the darkness and draws people towards it with its magnetic smell. Its a fragrance that makes one think of romance and sensual pleasures amidst nature, its a flower for lovers secretly meeting in twilight  amidst forests and quaint coves. Snakes are also said to found near its shrubs and it is a flower used in many night worship rituals.

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Associated with Rahu or the north lunar node, its a popular offering for those seeking to please this Planet of Shadows  who grants boons of foreign travel, mysticism and supernatural. It is believed that Rahu can either plunge the devotee into an abyss of darkness or magnify him to princely glory depending on his/her karmas. Its also associated with the hidden trades – smuggling, drugs, cheaters and illegal matters. If well-placed it can benefit & protect the lower/backward classes or underdogs in society. Place a handful of jasmines near a Rahu yantra and pray in a foreign language (anything different from your mother/native tongue) to seek the grace of this planet and to remove unseen/dark hurdles from your life. Its also used in strings and garlands in many temples in Southeast Asia, especially  in Thailand its offered in shrines along with betelnut & tobacco for letting go of bad habits and addictions along with releasing toxic energies from the self.

 

It has multiple magickal properties and is used extensively in many Wiccan spells , tantric practices and pagan rituals. It grows in abundance as the moon waxes and its associated with all things romance and is dear to Goddesses Luna, Selene and Aphrodite. It has an enticing smell and is use in many Intention Setting & Attraction rituals for soul mate, spiritual love, good health, wealth charms and more – anything the heart desires.  It connects  one to the higher dimensions of spirit and enhances a person’s pure intent, compassion and finer qualities of Life. Dreaming of jasmines is said to indicate quick marriage and it also magnifies ones personal clairvoyance, guiding through prophetic dreams. It supports astral travel and boosts the rise of the kundalini energy in Tantra.

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Its extensively used in beauty & wellness products in the form of sachets, parfums, essential oils, skincare creams, shower gels and more. It boosts immunity, cures illnesses, boosts mental capacity, relieves depression, stress, insomnia and is also a potent aphrodisiac. It also gives respite to women from post-partum depression, aches, pains and is useful for curing sunstroke and sunburn to skin. Its extracts are also used in Chinese Medicine to cure a host of illnesses and infections in the eye and urinary tract.

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Jasmines are popular gardening plants, are found hanging in intertwined vines on archways of gardens, parks and wooden trellises of personal spaces. These are low-maintenance plants and can be grown in small earthen pots, as vines, as shrubs,  and decorative motifs. These magnify the sensuousness of the place, are highly ambient in feel and visually striking in nature. They are also kept as houseplants or office plants as they uplift the mood & senses in just few minutes with their soft creamy petals and energizing smell.

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Jasmines are also used in wedding decor and brides wear them in their hair for a successful union with their mate and to magnify their inter-personal chemistry. Indian women wear jasmines woven in delicate strands in their hairdos on special occasions and festivals to gain blessings of the Goddesses for themselves and their husbands and to remove off any evil eye and to enhance their vibes and induce calm into the relationship. Jasmines are innocent looking flowers, associated with the mysterious, unknown, unseen sides of nature. Gift them to a beloved to make a promise of love, sensual affections, divine connections and to guard your union from all kinds of harm.

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

Positive Affirmations and How to Use Them

Here are some wonderfully positive affirmations for you,one for each area of life. As you read them feel them from your heart and soul. Know that no matter how things were in the past, your life is now being cascaded with happiness and success in every sphere of your life.

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 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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Science has confirmed the human body’s natural capacity to heal itself. It takes time and its definitely worth your while. All you need is:

  1. Constant Inner Work – Introspect and resolve any attitudes, beliefs, repressed emotions and memories which may have lead to this.
  2. Make Peace: whether its your past relationship/s, career decisions or money problems – make peace with them and move on. Life is too short to stay stuck in the same energy pattern
  3. Set a fitness routine – Yoga, pilates, walks among nature, running, swimming…the options are endless! Pick what works for your needs & matches your stamina
  4. Healthy Diet: We are what we eat. Consume fresh veggies, fruits and plants that give you pure energy and raise your vibrations. And yes! drink loads of water and juices to stay hydrated.
  5. Meditate: Yes, just a few minutes of deep breathing and turning within will help you find an inner sanctuary full of calm that you were seeking outside.
  6. Laugh a lot: Just laugh, be silly and don’t take yourself (or others) so seriously. Life is too short to be anything but happy! Join a laughter club if needed. Spend time with kids.
  7. Cut the drama: Whether its a life situation or a person, just learn your lesson and move away from the drama that no longer serves your highest good. Read and watch positive content. Be around people who raise your vibrations.
  8. Love a lot: Yes! Love is the best cure! Love yourself for all that you were, you are and what you’re becoming. Once you embrace yourself in totality, loving others will become easy.
  9. Spend time with Loved Ones – Whether its your family, friends, colleagues, partner, kids or pet – spend time with people who give you joy. Look back at the good times and make room for new memories which warm your heart.
  10. Nature is a Healer: Travel and discover the world we live in. There’s so much beauty to be seen and felt – in parks, gardens, forests, by the seaa… See it all with child-like eyes & enthusiasm and watch as your world transforms!

 

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