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From a spiritual, mystical newsletter?

Isn’t the whole point of mystic philosophy that nothing external has any significance?

Or even further, that there is actually nothing at all external to the Self?

Yes. That’s all true.

But we still seem to think we are external, subconsciously. After all I still put on my jeans today and tied my shoelaces.

We’re designing this website and sending fellow open minds to helpful concepts, books, and yes,

even products that have some benefit to our practice.

Meditation cushion

Get a boost up from hard floors, relieve stress on joints and properly support your spine. No more numb limbs while you meditate. This multipurpose cushion can also double as yoga block to support your yoga poses.

Full-zip cotton cover is removable and machine-washable. Features grab-and-go handles for easy portability.

The pillow’s core, containing buckwheat hulls, is the right balance of firmness and pliability. Buckwheat hulls are sealed within their own pouch for easy removal and insertion.

Available in a variety of vibrant designs to add a pop of color to your meditation sessions.

White mountain sage

If you’re open to the idea of spiritual energy, either from indigenous shamans or New Age systems that have essentially inherited this aspect from ancient Hermeticism, then you might already know that sage is used to clear negative energetic frequencies. Personally, we like to use it before or after being in a highly populated space, and it is particularly useful after a traumatic event.

But if you’re not quite there, I’m also glad to share scientific research on this practice:

“This study represents a comprehensive analysis and scientific validation of our ancient knowledge about the effect of ethnopharmacological aspects of natural products’ smoke for therapy and health care on airborne bacterial composition and dynamics, using the Biolog microplate panels and Microlog database. We have observed that 1h treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24h in the closed room.”

Source: Nautiyal, CS, Chauhan, PS, Nene, YL. “Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria.” US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (2007). Epub.

Mala beads

A Japamala or mala (Sanskrit:माला; mālā, meaning garland) is a string of prayer beads commonly used in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Shintō for the spiritual practice known in Sanskrit as japa. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions and sometimes referred to in English as a “rosary”.

“Your thoughts are powerful and will be generating your reality whether you are or are not using them. Most of your thoughts are subconscious and that is where the mala beads really help you harness your own power.

The patterns in our subconscious mind become normalized in neural patterns that perceive our reality. We can address our deepest fears, reroute our self-esteem, build trust that we can accomplish our dreams, improve our ability to communicate, develop healthy self-love, and find healthy habits to replace unhealthy ones, all with the use of repeating a mantra or affirmation with mala beads.”

An excellent article on the benefits of using mala beads in your daily practice.