Devotionally and ritually attuned-
virgin coconut soy candle
~Inspired by the yogic teaching of Santosha || acceptance of the self as a whole...unfragmented & complete
~Triple rooted consciousness
The depth of my presence is equal to the depth of love, life, awe, and magic I am able to be touched by in any moment.
With a softened heart & gaze and a non-hurried pace, you take in your moment. Any moment. Allowing it to truly touch you. Breathing it in. Suddenly every experience and sound and sight becomes an erotic one. Erotic, as in felt deeply in the center of your being - aroused through sensing with more awareness your own life force...in the rooted magic of being fully present.
STORY OF THIS PIECE
Inspired by the Yogic teaching of Santosha, derived of two Sanskrit words, “Sam” meaning complete, altogether, entirely and “Tosha” meaning content, satisfaction, acceptance. Presence is a reminder to live in the moment...because when all of you is here, in the now, you are whole...unfragmented & complete
Patchouli supports us in being fully present with our physical bodies through grounding and stabilizing our connection to the Earth. This plant spirit helps us to acknowledge, heal from, and release distorted thinking about the body we live in 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.
A star anise is placed in each candle to remind us of the need to fill our fountain to overflowing so that we may be present in our wholeness, shifting from contracted states to that of expansion, reignition, and worthiness.
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.
Ginger is considered the oil of empowerment. With ginger, we are persuaded to be fully present in the co-creation of our lives by reclaiming our power of choice, commitment, and integrity.
Celery seed is credited with aiding metabolism & the body's detoxifying processes. Interestingly, this can be applied to the energetics of our system as a whole, helping to dislodge stagnant energy and disrupt thought patterns that keep us stuck. An overall toner for the mind, body, and spirit.
I tried so many oil combinations for Presence. But nothing felt right. It was when I pared-down the combination that she finally felt whole. The lesson "Simplify. Sometimes more just complicates things. I'm enough as I am, so are you."
Mandarin invites us to view life with a childlike perspective, bringing a sense of wonder, fulfillment, innocence and resilience to our experiences.