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Wabi - Sabi

Here at Gaia Boheme, I make every piece by hand, carefully choosing each crystal based on its unique energy and appearance. But that doesn’t mean that I’m looking for complete perfection. Instead, I embrace the concept of Wabi Sabi and I encourage you to do the same. What is Wabi Sabi? It’s a Japanese phrase that describes the beauty inherent in things that may be imperfect or temporary. Think of a zen garden: a monk carefully placing stones and raking the sand into beautiful patterns and lines. The zen garden he creates is not perfectly aligned and symmetrical. There is not intricate pattern that makes everything fall into place. It is not meticulously planned. Sometimes there is balance in imbalance,...

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A Meditation Practise

Creating a regular meditation practice is one of the most helpful things that I have done for my own mental health and spiritual wellbeing. I wanted to share a little bit with you today about some of the ways that I’ve seen meditation benefit my own life, and the lives of those I hold dear. I’ve also got some ideas for you if you want to bring this practice into your own life. We all sense energy, but I am particularly sensitive to it. It can be draining, at times, to be so connected to the energy of those around me. I have to have self-care practices in place that rejuvenate me, and allow me to connect back to my...

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