The name rudraksha stems from Hindu mythology and means “the eyes of Shiva.” It’s believed that the God meditated on the welfare of mankind and emerged crying tears of compassion.
The tears, upon hitting the Earth, crystallized to form the trees that grow rudrakshas.
The beads vary in size, from 3 mm to 40 mm, with the smaller beads being the rarest.
The beads have a very long life and are sometimes known to last up to eight generations.
Each bead has a number of facets or serration’s on the face, which are called mukhis/mukhas.
The rudraksha bead we mainly use is five mukhis, which is the bead that represents lord Shiva, and is the most commonly sought after bead.
Rudraksha beads contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen.
Medicinally, they are known to heal the mind and body ailments, reduce heart disease and lower blood pressure.
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This evening on April 29th is a complex compelling Full Moon in the fixed water sign Scorpio that is taking us through all the feelings that come when we face our selves at the deepest level. Full moons are the blossoming, the coming into fruition of that which we have grown from a seed - a dream, a thought, a need, wish, a fear, a desire - and on this lunation we must decide if what we have grown is in right relationship with our evolution or our comfort zone. There is nothing superficial about Scorpio. It takes us into the dark, that which is below the surface, primal issues that can undermine or be at the root of our deepest shadow aspects and our greatest yearnings. This energy has to do with the all that are educated to avoid directly facing: death, sexuality, power, control - yet ruled my once ruled by Mars and more modern ruler Pluto - the cosmic shaman - the underlying journey is to rise again like the Spring with a renewed vision, force and clarity to grow stronger and with greater beauty.
It is important to remember that while the Sun is in the opposite sign of fixed Earth Taurus, the seeds of this lunation were planted and blessed on the Aries New Moon on April 15th, the same day Mercury went direct. And two days later Chiron began a seven year cycle in Aries. Uranus is still in Aries until May 15th when it moves into Taurus on the Taurus New Moon with Mercury. So this full moon is very much informed by Aries also ruled by Mars which is in Capricorn with Pluto and Saturn, both newly retrograde. Further this Full Moon is squaring the nodes of the moon in Leo and Aquarius creating a Grande Square or cross and thus a crossroad about some area in our lives that is not in alignment with our true self. This is not something that will be determined by sitting down and thinking this through but rather via the intensity of the journey, the instinctive gut wisdom, the messages in dreams and signs we pray for but ignore as they mean we must change, let go, redirect or stand up and step into the power we are being asked to claim, the choice is ours, the time is now. Pt 2 in comments 🌸⚪️
In the very heel of the Italian boot, things are traditional. I love it here and feel like I am transported back in time. Here is a photo of a seed and grain store I visited where produce is sold in large sacks and some are even labelled with the exact dates and origins of the original seeds .
Maca Cinnamon Shots prepared with Chia Seeds to Thicken!
Did you know chia seeds are the same seeds in the loveable chia pets?? Chia seeds are a popular superfood originally grown in Mexico. The chia seed is nutrient-dense & energy-boosting. Aztec warriors ate chia seeds to give them high energy and endurance. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language, and chia seeds were known as “runners’ food” because runners and warriors would use them as fuel while running long distances or during battle.
Chia seeds are rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, including manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, and copper. This nutrition can support skin & aging, digestive & heart health, provide energy & metabolism support, promote stronger bones, and help to build lean muscle among other things.
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Yippee! We've just released a new book, Awesome Ancient Grains & Seeds. Customers of Salt Spring seeds will recognize crops I've been promoting for over 3 decades. Now you can read about many of my personal experiences with wheats, barleys, soybeans, flax, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat and hulless pumpkin seeds. Easy to grow and delectable to eat, these ancient seeds and grains are the nutritional powerhouses that sustained civilizations for thousands of years.
208 pages with 100 colour photographs
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This is #amaranth
, an ancient seed that the Aztecs once used not only for sustenance but that also held tremendous significance in their religious ceremonies. During the time of the #spanishconquest
in the 1500s #cortezthekiller
and the #spaniards
were so appalled by the Aztec ceremonies, considering them a direct insult to #christianity
, that they outlawed foods involved in "heathen" ceremonies. They burned every crop they could find and anyone caught with even a #seed
was punished by a chopping off of the hands or even death. Seeds were smuggled into neighboring regions and went as far as Asia where it garnered the name #kingseed
as a tribute to its taste and sustenance. The seed survived its near death by haste and has become an important #psuedograin
rich in protein, #essentialfattyacids
, vitamins, and minerals - helping to control inflammation, lower blood pressure, protect from cancer, and boost the immune system. The #BishopPaiuteFoodSovereigntyProgram
is currently selling their recent harvest of seeds - I took the opportunity to get some and made a #chocolateamaranthpudding
, it's amazing! #wholefoods #nutrientdense #ancientseeds #traditionalfood