Devotionally & ritually attuned -
virgin coconut soy candle
Bridging the mundane into the language of living prayer.
Layers of temple incense smoke. An open air shala surrounded by citrus trees in bloom. Powdery clouds set you adrift to far off lands.
I marry the Divine into my daily human experience.
STORY OF THIS PIECE
Before she was named Devotion, she was named Bhakti...a Sanskrit word from the root bhaj, meaning to adore or worship God. Bhakti is also a yogic practice of meeting, seeing, feeling, acknowledging connection the Divine in everything. That might begin with the moments when we are struck by the beauty of what our eyes and hearts behold or the offering of a craft we pour our whole selves into. And it extends into the spaces where the beauty is harder to perceive. With devotion as the foundational mortar of all we build, there can be no failure and no separation.
Patchouli supports us in being fully present with our physical bodies through its grounding and stabilizing nature. And in doing so, patchouli inherently supports our connection to the Earth. This plant spirit helps us to acknowledge, heal from, and release distorted thinking about one's body and prepares the spirit and body for deeper union.
Bergamot, the oil of self acceptance, teaches us to release the judgement that keep us hiding who we truly are. It ignites hope and self-confidence, inviting us to open up to possibility and release disappointment.
Born of Sun and the resin of ancient trees, amber aids in deepening our connection with the light. It has long been associated with the Egyptian Sun God Ra. it has also been known to ease discomfort and often adorns the necks of infants who are teething. It is a purifier of lower vibrational energies
The oil of focus; lemon inspires joyful involvement in the present moment by infusing the soul with energy, confidence, and alertness - shifting self judgement and fears into something more positive and uplifting.
Orange, the oil of abundance, connects us with our inner child, inspiring playfulness and joy. It unleashes creativity, true abundance, and assists us with releasing perspectives rooted in scarcity.
Myrrh, the oil of the Mother & Earth, helps to heal the mother wound. Like Earth herself, Myrrh is grounding, nurturing. Frankincense, the oil of truth, connects the soul with its inner light. It's mildly sedative effects have long assisted devotees to go into deeper meditative and channeling states.
The oil of balanced ambition encourages a healthy relationship between the masculine and feminine energies within us all. Cumin supports surrender, cooperation, and community as equally worthy endeavors to our pursuit of happiness.
Devotion was the first candle I created. She performed perfectly for every test I ran inspiring me to keep going. She also helped me remain focused while lending incredible potency through the distance healing sessions I would hold.
Coriander, the oil of integrity. This plant spirit guides us toward a life in honor of our personal truth and authenticity. By helping us to feel safe in our individuality, we are granted permission to be exactly who we are.
A DEVOTION ATTUNEMENT PRAYER