Anyone who's embarked upon a journey of spiritual awakening knows the dizzying array of books, services and products on the market, ready to separate you from your money. How do we choose without breaking the bank?
I am thrifty... (okay, cheap) maybe due to my heritage as a "true Scot". As the old joke goes, I'm a true Scot because my ancestors came to the US from Scotland, but my people were born here to save the ship fare.
Truth be told, the best tools in any spiritual journey are free. Meditation. Prayer. Yoga. Time alone in nature. The ocean. Mountaintops. Alternate nostril breathing (yeah, it's a thing and it really works). Conversation with those who've walked the path before you. All free!
But hey... shopping's fun and we like new stuff. I've sniffed out some quality products that will serve any spiritual seeker well. I hope you'll check them out, and treat yourself!
1. Rose Water Face Mist, by Una Biologicals: $10.00
If you're a busy person trying to work spiritual practices into your daily schedule, you need something to quickly signal your brain that it's time to take off the "Hectic Physical World" hat and put on the "Spirit" hat. A few spritzes of this sublime, delicately scented facial mist, used only when it's time to connect, will do the trick. By using it exclusively before your spiritual practice sessions, the scent becomes linked with that frame of mind and makes for a quick, seamless transition.
2. Third Eye Soap, by Christina's Natural Qualities: $7.11
This charming company makes cosmetics with all-natural ingredients. Like the rosewater face mist, Third Eye Soap quickly melts away stress and brings you into a space of Spirit. The scent is strong. I find it wonderfully addictive but when it first arrived, my son announced, "the mailbox stinks!" To each his own... it's worth a try for only 7 bucks.
3. Seasons & Cycles Moon Calendar, by Astrocal: $18.99
If you're into the phases of the moon, this calendar is for you! The illustrations are beautiful and inspiring. The information is perfect for those who enjoy timing their spiritual work with the seasons and lunar cycle; such as releasing during the waning moon, and building during the waxing. I try to link directly to company websites, but this UK company doesn't always ship to international addresses so I'm providing their Amazon link for global access.
4. Sacred Ohm Tuning Fork, by Lisa Alexander: $50.00
Full disclosure: I am a vibrational sound therapist and Lisa Alexander is my teacher. And $50 isn't inexpensive. But I include this product in my list because it is SO effective, and worth every penny. Not all tuning forks are created equal; there are many inferior forks sold online. Lisa's are of the highest medical-grade quality, made in the USA. The Ohm fork's 136.1 Hz vibration in the ear immediately brings a calming, peaceful effect. You can also press the stem on points of the body for relief from tension. If you can afford it, I recommend buying two. Ringing them in both ears at the same time feels amazing and is very grounding. The Ohm fork is useful for unwinding before sleep and calming yourself upon entering or leaving stressful situations. Here is a video demonstrating use of the fork, with a link in comments on how to purchase.
5. Lavendar Eye Pillow, by PillarBoxGifts: $10.00
Laying on your back to relax or meditate is fine and dandy, but using an eye pillow takes it to a whole other level. The light pressure on your eye area is restorative and can help you go deeper into meditation. If you work in the healing arts and serve clients who are lying down, I highly recommend providing them with an eye pillow. You can buy disposable covers or simply wrap it in fresh tissues. Etsy offers many choices of handmade eye pillows, and in most cases your purchase is supporting a home business:
Buying all five of these products totals less than one hundred dollars. Now that's what I call a bargain!
I am always looking for more ideas on inexpensive products so if you have one to recommend, please reach out and let me know. Happy shopping!
Wishing you sound spirit, sound mind, sound body.
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