A set of handmade stoneware beads by Marti Conrad in the colors of the Chakra.
A faceted indigo glass bead with AB finish.
Crystal AB faceted fire polished Czech glass bead.
Handcast Pewter Pendant with a lotus flower on one side and the Om symbol on the other
Professionally finished with wire guardians and crimp covers. (Covers will be applied when the bracelet has a new owner and we are sure of the length.)
Silver circle clasp
Pressed glass flower dangle
Metallic silver and gold glass beads.
Twisted silver jump rings.
Silver bali-style beads.
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The symbol (Om) is a sacred syllable which represents "Brahman" which is definied as the impersonal Absolute of Hinduism -- omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable. Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God. That is why it is called pranava, to mean that it pervades life and runs through our prana or breath. Although Om symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily. The Hindus begin their day or any work or a journey by uttering Om. The sacred symbol is often found at the head of letters, at the beginning of examination papers and so on. Many Hindus, as an expression of spiritual perfection, wear the sign of Om as a pendant. This symbol is enshrined in every Hindu temple premise or in some form or another on family shrines. Om is not a word but rather an intonation, which, like music, transcends the barriers of age, race, culture and even species. It is made up of three Sanskrit letters, aa, au and ma which, when combined together, make the sound Aum or Om. It is believed to be the basic sound of the world and to contain all other sounds. It is a mantra or prayer in itself. If repeated with the correct intonation, it can resonate throughout the body so that the sound penetrates to the centre of one's being, the atman or soul.
Native to eastern Asia and Australia, the lotus is widely cultivated for its fragrant pink or white flowers. It is sometimes called the Indian lotus or the sacred lotus, and it is also known in Egypt and in Africa as the white lotus, the Egyptian water lily and the white lily. Throughout many cultures, the lotus has been a powerful image and a spiritual symbol. In Hindu, Buddhist and Egyptian religions, the lotus is considered a sacred flower. Among its many meanings and significance, the lotus is a symbol of "spontaneous" generation, and so it also represents divine birth, spiritual development and creation itself. The bud of the lotus symbolizes potential, specifically of a spiritual nature. Because the lotus rises from unclean water to blossom as a pure, uncontaminated flower, it is a symbol of purity and resurrection. In the same way the lotus flower goes through much in its growth before emerging from dirty water to become a beautiful flower, the individual consciousness does the same on its path to enlightenment as the so-called impurities of unenlightened thinking gradually fade.
There are seven main energy centres (chakras) of the body. These chakras are like spirals of energy, each one relating to the others. Using the seven colors of the spectrum, Color Therapy aims to balance and enhance our body's energy centres/chakras and also to help stimulate our body's own healing process. Color Therapy uses colour to re-balance the Chakras that have become depleted of energy. Color therapy can be shown to help on a physical level; however there are deeper issues around the colors on the psychological and spiritual levels. Color has a profound effect on us on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Violet - governs the CROWN chakra, at the top of the head. -- Beauty, Creativity, Inspiration
Indigo - governs the BROW chakra or third eye, in the centre of the forehead. -- Intuition, Mysticism, Understanding
Blue - governs the THROAT chakra. Knowledge, Health, Decisiveness
Green - governs the HEART chakra. Balance, Love, Self Control
Yellow - governs the SOLAR PLEXUS chakra, situated below the ribs. -- Wisdom, Clarity, Self-Esteem
Orange -- governs the SACRAL chakra situated in the lower abdomen. -- Happiness, Confidence, Resourcefulness
Red -- governs the BASE chakra situated at the base of the spine. Vitality, Courage, Self Confidence
Crystal -- Higher Crown/Soul (Core) Star Chakra is sometimes referred to as the eighth chakra, it is the first of the non-physical chakras or transcendental chakras above your head.
Brown -- governs the Root chakra. The earth chakra is located approximately 12 to 18 inches below the soles of the feet. Often called the earth star chakra... it is not within the actual physical body but is part of the etheric body. This chakra aligns you with the magnetic core of the earth...
This chakras meaning is all about the idea of 'grounding', especially in a metaphysical way. This chakra is where you connect to Mother Gaia to resource and reground your body. Its strong properties keep you grounded and protected, and secures your aura within the physical world.
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