Book of the Month
Angel Words: Visual Evidence of How Words Can Be Angels in Your Life
by Doreen Virtue & Grant Virtue
When Doreen and her son Grant Virtue were recording podcasts, they noticed that whenever she said the word angel, the recording graphics were shaped like angel wings! So they studied the other words she said and realized that those with a spiritual or loving basis had large graphs. So they experimented with saying negative words and found that their appearance was completely different: tight and small.
Similar to Masaru Emoto’s work with water crystals, Angel Words gives visual proof of the power and impact of speaking in a loving way. You’ll come to understand why positive words express the most energy and therefore have the most power to manifest your dreams. You'll also see how negative words have low energy and read how they can actually draw negative experiences to you.
This unforgettable book will immediately motivate you to choose positive words!
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CD of the Month
By Mark Ciaburri
Music for meditation, massage, yoga or just being...
Remember when you’ve heard music so beautiful that it captured you, lifted you up, opened your heart and mind? Perhaps you were having a massage, doing yoga or just being silent but whatever you were doing, you wanted that music to continue. This is the music of One. Music to keep you there.
Over an hour of guitars, tablas, oboe, cello, tamboura, harp, English horn, voice and many other soft sounds woven together with no abrupt changes, the timing set to the gentle rhythm of the ocean.
Tea of the Month
Winter Palace Marzipan Rooibos
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What a tea! Premium Moroccan almonds give the German inspired marzipan a magnificent boost.
Rooibos and marzipan were meant for each other.
Luxury Rooibos, Almond pieces, Natural dried papaya, Natural flavors.
So what exactly does a tisane that blends South African Rooibos with Moroccan almonds and marzipan have to do with an 18th century Russian palace? Great question. It’s a long and convoluted tale.
St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace was commissioned by Catherine the Great and built between 1754 and 1762. As it goes, the architect that was charged with designing the opulent structure, with its 1,786 doors and 1,945 windows, was an Italian named Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Rastrelli, knowing nothing of Russia or Catherine the Great, naturally wanted to bring the comforts of home with him to his new city. For the architect this included the sweet taste of Marzipan, or in Italian Marzipane, made famous by the artisans of Palermo who molded the confection to resemble fresh fruit. In particular, he loved a special version made with Moroccan almonds, imported to Sicily via Tunisia. In his traveling chests he stockpiled enough to last him through his first season.
Unbeknownst to Rastrelli his patron, Catherine the Great, was also a lover of Marzipan. However, owing to her German descent, she was born Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst, it was typically the Germanic version of the sweet treat she craved. Unbeknownst to Rastrelli, Catherine the Great was also a great lover of the men-folk. One day while casually enjoying a papaya shaped piece of Marzipan after lunch, Catherine spotted him in the hall. It was love at first sight. Rastrelli offered her some of his dessert, Catherine acquiesced and offered him…well…we can’t go there. In the end, the Winter Palace was completed a little behind schedule perhaps, but at least the architect had a smile on his face.
As in the immortal words of Jack Palance: “Believe it or not”. To celebrate the fortuitous nature of this historical meeting we’ve blended this fantastic herbal tea with Rooibos, almond pieces, dried papaya and natural flavors. Enjoy the almond-like flavors of love.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!
We have created an in-store Gift Registry for those of you that have friends, family or significant others that may be a little overwhelmed trying to decide what gift to buy for you. The registry will be in effect year-round so make sure you have filled out your wish list for all the gift-giving holidays; Birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, etc. Never be disappointed by a gift again!! Please ask one of the Divine Miner's for your registry list the next time you are in the store. We look forward to making your celebrations Divine.
Spotlight on Services:
Hot Stone Massage
Stone therapy is an ancient healing art that involves the application of thermotherapy using deep penetrating heat from smooth basalt stones and alternating cold from marble stones, in combination with relaxing strokes of Swedish massage. Benefits include stimulation of the lymphatic, immune and sensory systems.
Kimberly Smith - RMT, Reiki Practitioner
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Conflict Free Living
By Ma Ananda Sangavasini, Reiki Master & Intuitive Life Coach @ the Divine Mine
Many times we experience conflict within ourselves and with others. Let us have a closer look at what conflict is and how we can move beyond it. What is conflict? Throughout the day we make numerous decisions. When we make a decision while being fully present, there is no conflict. It is when we make a decision based on past or future, that there is conflict.
When we look at a small child, there is no conflict inside the child. Before he or she gets conditioned, the child is just in the present moment. Conflict starts as we get older and the conditioning is settling in us. These conditionings are called engrams, or engraved memories, and are stored in our energy bodies, including our physical body. As we get older, we want many things in life. We may want the comforts, like a nice house, car, some luxury. In order for us to have all of this we need to make money, so we work. For a lot of us the job is not necessarily the same kind of activity we would do in our spare time. Most people don’t even enjoy their job! So, here is where the conflict starts. Right after the alarm goes off, we have to get ready for a job that we don’t want to do. This causes inner conflict, and the day has barely started!
The same thing happens in our interaction with others. When we are fully present, nothing or nobody will disturb us. When we react based on the past or future, that’s when the trouble starts again. The reason why there is conflict is because we have an expectation of that other person. When this person does not meet our expectation, it causes the conflict. In truth, not the person or the situation is the cause of the conflict, but the engrams and conflicting thoughts.
How can we dissolve this conflict? When a person says or does things that triggers you, go with your awareness to your heart and just notice what is happening. There are numerous meditation techniques that will help to dissolve the conflict, but this is the simplest, yet challenging one. When we stop reacting, the dissolution begins. Really, all we have to do, is get out of our own way!
Click here to learn more about Sangavasini and the services she provides. Sangavasini is currently studying in India and will be returning to the Divine Mine in February.
Things to keep in mind when getting a psychic reading...
By Kristyne Dahl, Hypnotherapist & Spiritual Counselor @ the Divine Mine
Often people will ask how to find a good psychic or a good reader. There are many types of readings that one can get out there. All of them offering different ways and styles in which to deliver divine guidance & understanding.
It’s imperative when getting a reading from someone that you keep some things in mind:
No matter what kind of reading you are going for, you need to keep in touch with what your body is telling you. Although the person before you is a professional, they are still human. And as human beings we are not 100% right 100% of the time, so even the most seasoned psychic will experience times when they may not be right on. What this means is that you will need to rely on your own feelings. So if what the reader is telling you does not feel right, then you can rest assured that it’s not right.
I recommend talking to the reader first whenever possible and use this time to get a feeling of whether this is the right reader for you. If you don’t have an opportunity to talk to the reader first then you can rely on your day, have you been having a good day, are you looking forward to the reading? Do you have any feelings of hesitation? Are you running really late & not able to make the appointment? These things may be your body/mind’s way of telling you that maybe this isn’t the person to get the reading from, or maybe it’s not the right time for you to have a reading.
On the other hand if you are at the reading and feel good about it all and during the reading you begin to feel tingles, or really pleasant positive feelings, this is your body’s way of telling you that you are getting true information according to your inner self, and you can absolutely trust it.
It’s always a good idea to bring questions to your reading (if you have to write them down), this will give you a chance to get right to the important information and make the most from your reading. If you feel more comfortable start by having the psychic tell you what information they are getting before you ask questions, then if the reading hasn’t revealed the answer to your questions than be sure to ask those questions then.
The reading is based on your current state of being and if anything changes to that state of being that may alter the outcome of your future. Nothing is ever written in stone. And you will always have free will. AT any point in your future you can change things completely, slow down progress, or speed it up, it really depends on your state of being.
Kristyne will be facilitating the following meditations & workshops this month: CRYSTAL CLEAR MONTHLY
WITH THE ANGELS on Friday, December 3rd. NEW MOON MEDITATION on Sunday, December 5th. CREATING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES YOU CAN LIVE BY! on Monday, December 6th. MEET YOUR ANGELS! on Sunday, December 12th.
Click here to learn more about Kristyne and the services she provides.
Sun in Sagittarius 2010
By Carl Klimuk, Astrologer, Master Herbologist & Wholistic Practitioner @ the Divine Mine
Love is in the air for many Aries folks, but for many others love related issues as well! Look at which relationships in your life are lacking communication; communication after all is the life blood of all relationships. Social activities continue for you this month, you find yourself multi-tasking…engaged in multiple projects & activities. Focus on anything that is beautiful & good around you. Find the balance point within personal relationships & your own needs.
This is a good month for making decisive decisions for yourself Taurus. Long standing procrastinations should come to an end, plant new seeds & start new projects…this is a good time for it. This is also a good time to look at the skills that you possess & ask yourself how can you share them more? How can you take your skills, gifts & talents to the next level? You will have to courage, drive & energy to make changes for yourself wherever they are needed.
Your learning curve is going up Gemini, time to put your thinking cap on! If there is ever a good time to do some upgrading when it comes to enhancing your knowledge now’s the time! Study up on anything you might need to brush up on, enroll in some classes or workshops on subjects you find interesting or would like to know more about…expand your thoughts & ideas, think about the big picture & don’t get caught up on minor details.
Your leadership skills may be put to the test this month Cancer. People come to you for help & advice, your skills & experience are in high demand right now…more than usual in any case. Start working on your goals, if your feeling boxed in or stuck in any area of life start looking at what options exist for you. Structured or realistic exploration might be key words for you. This is a good time to plant the seeds of action & change. Find balance between work & home related needs.
This is a great time to explore new ideas, experiment with a change of routine. Generally a very busy month awaits you Leo, your multi-tasking skills will be put to the test. You’ll be juggling a bit of everything, work, home responsibilities to social obligations & personal needs…whew! A social month, don’t be surprised if you get invited over to friends or social events more often than usual, it’s also high time for throwing party’s, get togethers & reunions. Working with humanitarian causes or with the natural world brings a sense of peace & purpose.
What do you believe in Virgo? This is a month for you to be honest with yourself & follow your beliefs. Use art as a form of both expressing & exploring your spirit. Immerse yourself in music, dance, theatre, painting, writing, cooking…anything that is a creative outlet for your soul. Mars’ influence on Virgos this month may also bring times when you need to confront something or someone concerning your personal insecurities, but no worries because Mars also brings with it a much greater confidence within you as well as leadership skills!
Pay more attention to your physical body Libra! To much stress or work can make you more susceptible to getting a cold or flu this month so give yourself some time to de-stress more often, remember to take your vitamins & get plenty of sleep. Other Libras might find that their physical energy is running high so it’s a great time to begin a new exercise & diet routine. Start thinking about what you want to accomplish in the coming new year. Start thinking about how to make your dreams into reality!
Time to pamper yourself a bit more this month Scorpio! Enjoy & indulge in life’s little pleasures, indulge a bit more of your favorite foods, enjoy yourself by partaking in some of your favorite pastimes or activities or with your loved ones. The purpose for all of this is to simply remind you to appreciate all of the good & wonderful things that are around you that make life worth living no matter how big or small. You are truly blessed Scorpio! Find the time to be grateful for all that you have that is good in your life every day.
Get ready for some changes Sagittarius! Old structures that no longer are serving you start to crumble so that new ones can be built. Make changes to any area of your life that need it, now’s as good a time as any! Flashes of insight renew your optimism & give you new direction & answers. You’re more inventive than usual, a good time to resolve long standing or stubborn problems. Breakthroughs can be achieved this month, reconnect with humanity & nature.
Take the time to pay more attention to how you’re feeling Capricorn. Your feelings are a good measure as to whether or not you’re on the right track. It’s quite simple really, if you’re not feeling good about something then find a way to change it…and if you are feeling good then keep the course! What needs more nurturing in your life? Find the time to nurture neglected areas. Be more conservative with your spending habits; focus more on necessities & not on desires.
This is a great period for personal self expression, let the world know who you are & what you’re capable of doing. This is a great period for work related growth. Expand your job or work related skills through education, new job or work related opportunities allow yourself to be seen & heard in new ways. Calculated risks prove rewarding, foolish risks are humbling. In between all of the work find the time for some fun & games!
You put a lot of attention to job or work related skills this month Pisces. Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of your comfort zones from your work! This could be a good time for enhancing your finances through a work or skills related opportunity. Realign yourself with the purpose of your work; focus on the big picture whenever you feel bogged down by details. This is still a good time to fix or heal any health related issues, change your diet or improve your health habits.
Carl will be facilitating a NEW MOON MEDITATION on Sunday, December 5th and LUNAR ASTROLOGY 101 on Saturday, December 11th.
Click here to learn more about Carl and the services he provides.