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4th of July in the sky greetings!

on July 1, 2014 - 6:26pm
Many of you are aware of the wishing jar at the shoppe. I let the money accumulate, and then use it to help someone local in our community, a charity, or one of many other worthwhile causes. I wanted to share with you that the money from the last few months went to a medicine woman Sundancer at Standing Rock Indian Reservation to help with her Wopila, which is a thank you ceremony to Creator. It is helping to feed the participants and the people of the Reservation. She is so very grateful, and actually wept with gratitude. I just wanted to share my thanks to each of you who put a wish in that jar. Your pennies, nickels, dimes, and dollars added up to over $300, not to mention lifting up and encouraging an entire community of people. That is priceless. I hope that the good energy raised will benefit each of you. The Sundancers will be lifting us up in prayers over the next week or so. Thank you so much for that. Thankfully, Mercury has gone direct as of today, but remember, that energy can linger for a week or so. Slow down and take it easy! When you are feeling low, remember good things are coming to you, and they will! Namaste~ Jen

Schedule of Events for July~***WE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4TH IN OBSERVANCE OF 4TH OF JULY!! WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS! WE WILL SEE YOU AT 10AM ON SATURDAY THE 5TH!***
***WE ALSO TAKE OUR ANNUAL VACATION EVERY YEAR IN JULY. WE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 19TH THROUGH MONDAY, JULY 28TH, AND WILL REOPEN ON THE 29TH AT 10AM!!***

Interested in Reiki? Join Margaret for Reiki Clinics the first and third Tuesday mornings from 10:30am to 12:30pm, and first and third Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. $10 Space is limited, so please call ahead! 803-551-1191


Truth Talkin' Tuesday, tonight and every first Tuesday each month at 7pm By donation. Join us for an evening of truth talk, where we will discuss current events, topics, and issues affecting us as spiritual people. A great way to meet and interact with like minded folks! See you tonight!


The Shamanic Journeying Circle will be meeting from 6-7:30 pm in the class room area of Belladonnas Wed. July 2nd and Wed. July 16th. This group normally meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month to do Shamanic journeys together.  Please contact Sharon Licata (shamanicwalk@gmail.com) if you think you might be interested in being part of the group. Already being familiar with traveling to Non Ordinary Reality is preferred, but not absolutely necessary. However, if you are new to journeying, please plan to schedule a meeting with Sharon before joining the group.She will be making the Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm before each 1st & 3rd Wed. available to get you through your first few journeys on a regular basis. (please let her know you are coming by Monday evening or she won't be here) She will also schedule personal appointments if the Tuesday time is not possible.  Recommended reading if new; Michael Harman's "Way of the Shaman," also Alberto Villoldo's "The Four Insights." Please bring an eye cover and yoga mat or beach towel, plus a rattle or drum if you have them. $10 per session to cover the use of the room and supplies. 07/02 and 07/16
 
**THERE WILL BE NO YOGA FOR THE MONTH OF JULY! VICKIE IS ON VACATION!! WE WILL RESUME YOGA ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH AT 7PM! SEE YOU THEN!\
***REMEMBER THE SHOPPE WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4TH!! ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY!!!***
 
Saturday July 5th come and show your independent spirit and celebrate with us at the shoppe! Special deals and discounts, as well as shenanigans will ensue! Our way to celebrate and relish in our freedom!
 
Sunday, July 6th~ Paint and play with Agata 1pm to 4pm! For those of you who love owls, this one is for you! Come and learn how to paint your very own owl baby! Space is limited and this class is almost full! $40 covers all supplies, time with Agata, and you get to take your treasure home with you! Call ahead to register! See you then!
 
Friday night class July 11th Meditation Basics $10 7pm  If you have ever wanted to learn some simple and basic ways to improve your meditation practice, this class is for you! Start where you are, and grow from there! Learn how just 15 minutes a day could change your life! Hope to see you there!
Saturday, July 12th join Margaret Self for her Medicine Herbs class and learn about toxic and healing herbs, how to handle them, and identify them. 2pm to 4pm the second Saturday of every month. This class project is on the versatile uses of sage. $35 Contact Margaret directly if you are interested in this class~ 803-551-1191
For those of you that registered for the Goddess class, our meeting this month is on Friday, July 18th at 7pm! See you then! ***If you are interested in joining this class, contact Jen directly. It is a full class, but some months, I may have an opening.***


We offer spiritual readings at the shoppe by appointment. Please call if you are interested! 803-765-0450
Michelle is here Thursday through Saturday by appointment. If you are interested in Ro-Hun therapy, give her a call! 803-960-2531.
Margaret is available for reiki and so much more! She is a wealth of knowledge! Call 803-551-1191.
Ryan is here offering customized massage therapy. You'd be amazed how a little bit of time with him could change your body! Call 803-727-4124.
 
Our current chakra energy for this month is the Crown Chakra. The crown chakra is the seventh chakra in the body’s energy system.  The purpose of this chakra is to connect us directly to the greater universal life force energy. The focus of the crown chakra is to let the need for control go and instead start to go with the flow.   The crown chakra brings the realization that letting go is not surrendering or sacrificing but allowing and trusting in the flow of life force energy. When the crown chakra is imbalanced a feeling of discontentedness and uneasiness arises.  This discontentedness is a  feeling of never being satisfied. When in balance the crown chakra allows universal life force to flow freely to all the chakras in the body’s energy system. The free flowing life force energy brings peace and ease to the wholistic self; body, mind and spirit. Located at the crown of the head the colour is violet (representing enlightenment) or white (signifying purity, perfection and bliss). Governed by the pineal gland, it looks after our cerebrum (upper brain) and right eye. The crown chakra is the centre of an individual’s spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thoughts and energy – our very essence.  It allows for the inward flow of wisdom from the ethers and brings the gift of cosmic consciousness.  When stimulated and clear, it enables one to see the truth concerning illusory ideals, materialistic pursuits and self-limiting concepts.  It further allows one to experience continuous self-awareness and conscious detachment from personal emotions. Crown Chakra gemstones are mostly clear or violet, including: Amethyst, Ametrine, Angelite, Botswana Agate, Charoite, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Gold, Leopard Skin Jasper, Lepidolite, Magnesite, Rutilated Quartz, Selenite, Sugilite, Tanzanite, White Agate and White Sapphire.

Detoxifying helps your body to dispose of what it no longer needs. Eliminating toxins refreshes the body’s energy system. Detoxifying is an important step in bringing balance back to the crown chakra.  Detoxifying can be done by fasting, drinking plenty of liquids, or sweating.  Fasting isn’t right for everyone so please choose an option that is best for you. Sitting in a hot tub or sauna for a few minutes is a quick and easy way to detoxify. This helps the body to dispose of toxins through sweating.  Remember it is important to rehydrate after doing some of these techniques.

DETOXIFYING BATH~~ A simple way to clear negative energy within the crown chakra is to take a detoxifying bath. You can create a detoxifying bath by adding a cup of Epson salts to a tub of hot water. Soak in the detoxifying bath for thirty minutes while inhaling and exhaling deeply during that time. You could also add essential oils if you wanted to enjoy aromatherapy while taking your bath!

SMUDGING~~ Smudging is a spiritual purification process.  Before smudging, be sure to clean the room you are going to perform the smudging in.  This helps to clear the room of stagnant energy. Light the sage bundle and place it on an incense plate.  State your intention of purifying the room around you.  Walk around the room using your hands to wave the sage smoke to all corners of the room. Once you have smudged the entire room you can then smudge you body with the sage.  While the sage is still burning on the incense plate, wave the smoke towards the top of your head.  Continue  waving the smoke down your entire body ending at your feet. Of course if you have a medical condition such as allergies or asthma this technique may not be suited to you.

FORGIVENESS~~ Releasing any negative attachments that you hold in your mind such as; a grudge, emotional pattern or belief system is a way to bring balance back to the crown chakra.  When you let go emotionally and mentally by forgiving you are, essentially, hitting the reset button for the crown chakra. Forgiving clears any blockages that could prevent life force energy from circulating within the crown chakra.
 
I hope you truly all have a wonder filled week! We look forward to seeing you soon! If there is anything you need, I am happy to try my best to help! Email or give me a call! Jen