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Christmas Values ~ December 2016

Square Box Round hole

CHRISTMAS VALUES ~ are you looking after yours?

It’s  that time of year when many are being pulled along and getting swept up into the seasonal push of planning and doing all those things that are done every year in offices, shops and organisations across the country perhaps around the world too.  Plans that is, for Christmas parties, nights out, gatherings, gift exchanges, what party frock to wear etc. etc. etc Ok you get the point

I love seeing other people excited….its infectious, it makes me smile, well at least I thought it did until I recalled a period in my life whilst working in a department for a large Company.

 Initially the Christmas festivity routine was quite a simple one, going to the pub on closing day if you wanted to, (large emphasis here on IF YOU WANTED TO).  I never did, I was delighted to have finished early on Xmas Eve and just wanted to get home to savour the joy of my young children who yes… would be excited for Christmas….their anticipation was truly infectious.

Over the years the events and expectations of the department changed and grew from just going to the pub on closing day (if you fancied) to –

Official Office Christmas Party (Where you were expected to go),

Unofficial office Christmas Party (you’re a party pooper if you don’t go).

Office Secret Santa (You are expected to participate)

Your work area Secret Santa (Your considered Scrooge if you don’t join in)

Christmas Eve office Party, you know where everyone fetches something in to eat, participates in being jolly and drinks a lot (you’re a miserable sod if you don’t stay behind and enjoy the Christmas Eve drinkathon)

Oh and lest I forget – go to the pub after the office party.

I never had any qualms with the above for those who wanted to; unfortunately I wasn’t one of them and was generally left feeling like a square box trying to fit in a round hole.Bah Humbug

Not everyone wants to participate in festive frolics with work colleagues, and Christmas within the work environment can start to become very difficult. Resentment and conflict can follow; being judgedas a miserable sod is a biggy! BAH HUMBUG

Many who put their heart and soul into organizing Christmas festivities genuinely believe everyone wants to participate, and sometimes great pressure is placed on individuals to do so.  It can become apparent that rejections of their festive plans are taken personally when subtle unwelcome behaviour and innuendos follow.

The title of this blog “Christmas Values” is for a reason, it is a reminder that it is important for each of us to value our own needs and requirements not just at Christmas but throughout the whole year, and to do so without feeling guilty or odd.  Did you know following your own values is one of the healthiest things you can ultimately do for yourself.  So don’t be afraid to take off that woolly coat (bahh) and be who you truly are!  And as if by perfect timing there is an appropriate crystal representing this time of year  which can help and support you….read on

TANZANITE

Tanzanite is one of the many stones which represent the month of December and it is the most sought after mineral within the Zoisite family. Having a beautiful blue to violet colour, it emits a sense of calm and tranquillity which is ideal for using or having within the workplace environment, especially when encountering the stress and tensions that prevails around Christmas time.

Tanzanite
Tanzanite

Naturally releasing any blockages within the throat area this crystal encourages speaking your heart felt truth with confidence and ease whether in the work place or elsewhere. Having a fear of saying how you feel or communicating your truth can affect the throat Chakra, and can eventually cause problems.  Tanzanite has the ability to work through those fears and to overcome those difficulties making it much easier for self expression.  Wow, have there been times when I could have done with a piece of this strapped to my throat! Perhaps a nice necklace might look better.

Apart from the blue-purple colour, Tanzanite can also be found colourless and is sometimes known as a stone of magic.  Nourishing the Crown, Third Eye and Throat simultaneously it brings together all aspects of communication and is a wonderful crystal for speaking and communicating your truth with compassion.

 

BIRTHSTONES

This month’s birthstone for Sagittarius is Turquoise, if you missed the information earlier in the month and would like to read, just click on the picture to be taken there.

Turquoise

 

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Whether you have Christmas celebrations or not, I wish you a most peaceful and loving time and as always sprinkled with crystal rays and happy days,

Lorraine

 

 

 

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Time To Hibernate

November

ARE YOU SLOWING DOWN AND IN NEED OF A BOOST?

It’s November already!!  Crikey Spiky where is this year going? Or should I say where has this year gone? I don’t know about you but I always feel the need to slow down the pace a bit at this time of year,  much like nature itself really, where everything at the moment seems to be winding down for a long hibernation.  Yawn!

It seems so natural at this time of the year to take advantage of the darker nights and poorer weather by cosying up, staying indoors and resting with a hot toddy or a cup of hot chocolate.  On the darker evenings you just want to get home after a long days work, lock the door on the world and put those warm comforting PJ’s on, hoping that no one turns up knocking at the door.

In today’s world though the opportunity for us to slow right down doesn’t quite happen does it?  We seem to do the opposite of what nature is encouraging us to do at this time of the year. What with Halloween and Bonfire night either turning up on the doorstep, Christmas knocking hard on the door too, it actually turns out to be the start of what for a lot of people is the busiest time of the year. (I’ve just flopped on my bed at this point at the sheer thought)

So i thought we’d have a look at a couple of crystals to see where they can assist us when we are unable to take full advantage of with those natural hibernation feelings that we may be encountering at this time of year, due to living life at todays pace.

SUNSTONE 

The secret is in its name, This crystal has oodles of lifeforce energy, delivering feelings of warmth and strength.  Its a great crystal is to give you a boost and re-charge your batteries so to speak on those dark, damp autumnal days.  Sunstone can assist in reducing fatigue and weariness by raising your energy levels.  So at this time of year if you feel you need your batteries recharging this might be the crystal for you, it’s a crystal to keep the joy flowing right through the winter.

CITRINE

Another crystal for this time of year is Citrine this crystal can display the colour of a few lightly turned yellow leaves, right thrCitrineough to the full glory of the deep burnt golden brown of late autumn.  Citrine is a crystal which has the ability to stimulate mental focus and provide endurance, good for when you feel you are clawing your way through the day.  This is the kind of stone you really want as it helps you get through those short days and long nights, with its warm and energizing glow.  During the autumnal days when the sun starts to reduce in the sky Citrine brings in that uplifting solar energy to enhance your well-being.

We have Citrine available in the Wisdom of Wellbeing Shop click here to view

Wishing you crystal rays and happy days,

Lorraine

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Is that shop now open?

Hello and Welcome,

 

Isn’t it amazing what direction life can take you in…..when you let it?   I cannot believe it is only a year since I launched the Wisdom of Wellbeing website based on the therapies I offer, and here I am now with a Wisdom of Wellbeing Shop.

I was initially prompted and prodded to do so after Clients and Customers asked if I had an online shop …..Aha! I thought that makes sense. 

There haven’t been any strategic moves or a cunning plan for this new website, no if I’m honest I’ve just gone with the flow, a flow which started in early February and which promptly flew out of the window and was gone by around March.  To put it simply I went with what felt right at that time, meaning the idea of an online shop had to be put on hold, obstacles arose, timing and events did not seem to be in my favour.

So I waited patiently for that flow to return, picking up the baton again so to speak just a few months ago.

Do not let that fool you into thinking it’s all been plain sailing, no, no, nooo, there has been stomping of feet, pulling of hair (mine I hasten to add) and the odd swear word… ok quite a few swear words whilst re-searching how to, when to, and every other to in the dictionary in my quest to create the website myself.  In fact if it hadn’t been for the support and help of my lovely family I would have thrown in the proverbial tissue a while back.  So it s is a very BIG thank you to them.

I found it quite disconcerting how I got lost in time when pursuing a goal and how these sorts of situations can literally take over your entire life.  I remember one evening my dog came over to me whilst I was fixated on the screen of my laptop,  I was working out the how to do’s and when to do’s, he just sat there staring at me.  He never even flinched when I quickly scanned my eyes over him wondering what he was wanting.  What he was wanting of course was his dinner, it was well after 7.30pm and I had been so engrossed in my own world that I had completely forgotten his world and his food.

And so back to the launch and new beginnings ♥

With a Moonstone crystal in hand I invite you to have a browse around the site and just to let you know I will be adding more products over the coming weeks so do keep popping back to see what’s new.

 If there are specific crystals you are looking for, or if you would like to see more products of a particular type in the online shop do get in touch and share your thoughts, it would be lovely to hear from you.  Also, please feel free to share with anyone who you think it may be of interest to.

OPENING OFFER

As an opening offer and while stocks last, each new first order will receive a Free 50mm Onyx Egg inclusive of the stand.  Onyx :~ A stone for self-mastery and discipline it assists in keeping your own personal power and not squandering it.

Last but not least

We also offer FREE standard delivery on orders over £40.00

Wishing you Crystal Rays and Happy Days… Lorraine