It is said to be the seed of all of creation. This seemingly small word contains all the power of the universe. It is the beginning, middle and the end of it all or the past, present and future. Chanting OM brings into your awareness the physical reality of this world and your body, the subtle impressions of the mind and emotions and the thoughts and beliefs of your life and this world.
Om (also spelled Aum) is a Hindu sacred sound that is considered the greatest of all mantras. The syllable Om is composed of the three sounds
a-u-m (in Sanskrit, the vowels a and u combine to become o) and the symbol's threefold nature is central to its meaning.
The sound can also be displayed in its more complete form of AUM. When written this way it appears as if the sound has three parts. In actuality it has four.
The A (aahhh) sound represents the creation aspect of the universe and all of the gross objects within it. Ahh is the beginning of all sounds. It connects us to our sense of self, the ego. With this syllable you experience the existence of the world through the activity of the senses. When you chant this sound notice that it is produced in the throat and back of the mouth where the tongue is rooted and resonates in the lower abdomen. The first sound embodies “Sat”, the sound that starts to bring you back to unity, to the truth of your existence.
The U (oooh) sound signifies the maintaining energy of the universe and the subtle impressions of the mind. It connects us to an inner sense of something greater than that which we can see and feel with our senses. Oooh lets in lightness, clarity, balance and goodness. When you chant this letter the sound moves forward between the tongue and the palate up to the lips and vibrates in the solar plexus. The sound denotes “Chit”, an illumination of knowing, pure wisdom.
The M (mmmm) sound characterizes the transformative energy of the universe and the thoughts and beliefs of your beingness. This sound unites you to the awareness of oneness. It allows you to slow down in order to feel the connectedness of all that is. The sound “mmmm” is produced by closing the lips and it vibrates the crown of the head. The sound symbolizes “Ananda”, to be at one with bliss everywhere with all things.
The fourth sound is silence or anagata. It is the vibration, which is beyond verbal pronunciation. It is pure consciousness of the Self or the Atman. The unity of Sat Chit Ananda (I exist, I know, I am blissful) is experienced here.
Thus OM is the first part of the most important mantras in both Buddhism and Hinduism, e.g. Om Namoh Shivai and Om Mani Padme Hum.
Wearing an OM pendant will help to keep you positive throughout and feel the energizing effect while you meditate.
The Tree of life has a variety of meanings which includes knowledge, wisdom, and an insight within one’s self. It is a symbol to obtain focus in a quest to find awareness and knowledge.
Reasons to Wear the Tree of Life
- The Tree of Life is associated with knowledge and wisdom. If you’re seeking a symbol to remind you and keep you focused on your quest for awareness, knowledge and wisdom, the Tree Of Life will do just that.
- The Tree of Life can help you find strength and stability. A simple Tree of Life necklace can keep you inspired and encouraged. It symbolizes immortality in many cultures and when you’re faced with sickness, disease, or even, death the Tree of Life can inspire fresh hope and fuel your strength to keep moving on with complete faith.
- Strengthen Your Connection with God. When times are tough or when you’re simply seeking to strengthen you connection with God, the Tree of Life can help you experience that as well, with it’s symbolism representing the love of God.
- Nurture Family Ties. The Tree of Life with its seeds, branches and roots signifies the family tree. Whether you wish to start a family or strengthen the one you have, the Tree of Life carries great significance for you.
- To Infuse Abundance and Prosperity into Your Life. Finally, if you seek greater abundance, wealth and prosperity, the Tree of Life with its fruit-bearing branches, it’s deep roots and its fertile seeds is an excellent piece of jewelry to wear.
In Eastern Christianity, the tree of life represents the Love of God while in the Baha’i faith, it signifies the manifestation of God.
In Buddhism, the Bodhi tree or the tree of life is where Buddha attained enlightenment.
In Nordic cultures too, the Tree of Life represents a magical fount on knowledge.
In Judeo-Christian mythology, it is the Tree of Life that is the source of water for the earth.
In the Koran, it is the Tree whose roots bring forth riches of milk, honey and wine.
In many faiths and religions, the Tree of Life is considered a symbol of fertility as well as all connections of the strong family bond.
Regardless of what you desire or wish for, chances are that the Tree of Life will give you deep meaningfulness each time you wear it.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.
A stone of protection, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression. Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal chords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.
Historians believe the link between humans and lapis lazuli stretches back more than 6,500 years. The gem was treasured by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. They valued it for its vivid, exquisite color, and prized it as much as they prized other blue gems like sapphire and turquoise.
The finest lapis comes from Badakhshan Province of Northern Afghanistan, where it has been mined continuously for over 6,000 years. It was used for sacred amulets in ancient Egypt and by the Assyrians and Babylonians for cylinder seals. Historians believe that Cleopatra used powdered lapis for eye shadow.
The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. An extremely famous symbol used in many countries around the world for the past 1800 years. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The hamsa hand has a wide variety of different spellings, which includes hamesh, hamsa, chamsa, and khamsa.
The wearer of the hamsa hand can wear it facing up or down and it is believed to give the owner success, harmony, and protection from the “Ayin Ha’ra,” also known as The Evil Eye. The hamsa hand sometimes includes an evil eye symbol, which is thought to protect against the evil eye. It is often worn as a pendant or a necklace but also is found on rings, earrings, bracelets.
Hamsa Hand Symbology
The word "hamsa" or "hamesh" means five. There are five digits on the hamsa hand, but the number five has additional symbolic meaning in the Jewish and Islamic traditions. Five (hamesh in Hebrew) represents the five books of the Torah for Jews. It also symbolizes the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, "Heh", which represents one of God's holy names. It symbolizes the Five Pillars of Islam for Sunnis, and the Five People of the Cloak for Shi'ites.
In the Jewish religion, the Jewish hamsa hand also symbolizes the Hand of God. Many Jews believe the hamsa pendant symbolizes the Hand of Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron.
In the Islamic faith, the hamsa hand symbolizes The Hand of Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Mohammed.
For Hindus and Buddhists, it symbolizes the interplay of the chakras, the energy flow in the body, the five senses, and the mudras that affect them.
Each finger has it’s own energy:
- Thumb-Fire element, solar plexus chakra.
- Forefinger-Air element, heart chakra.
- Middle Finger-Ethereal elements, throat chakra.
- Ring Finger-Earth element, root chakra.
- Pinkie Finger-Water element, sacral chakra.
Malachite - a stone that absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. It Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution. It opens the heart to unconditional love. Malachite, with its beautiful, rich green color, leaves no doubt of its importance as a jewel.
The name Malachite may come from the Greek word malakee, or malache, signifying the resemblance of Mallow leaves, or from the Greek word malakos, meaning soft.
1. Malachite balances mood swings and heals cramps. It facilitates labour, alleviates menstrual disorders such as PMT and period pains, as well as menopause. Boosts the immune and nervous systems.
2. It lowers blood pressure, treats asthma, arthritis, epilepsy, fractures, swollen joints, growths, travel sickness, vertigo, tumors, the optic nerve, pancreas, spleen and the parathyroid.
3. Malachite stimulates the liver to release toxins.Zodiac : Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn
People have been piercing their noses for a variety of reasons for more than 4,000 years, giving nose piercing one of the longest and richest histories of any type of body piercing.
While nose pins have only gained widespread popularity in mainstream culture in recent years, nose piercing is not a new practice. It was first recorded in the Middle East roughly 4,000 years ago, and the Bible says that Abraham gave his son's wife Rebekah the gift of a golden "Shanf", which translates to "nose ring.
In the 16th century, nose piercing was bought to India from the Middle East by the Mughal emperors. In India, a stud (called a "Phul") or a ring (i.e. "Nath") is usually worn in the left nostril, although both nostrils are pierced in some areas. The reason the left nostril is more commonly pierced is due to that spot being associated with female reproductive organs in Ayurveda (i.e. Indian medicine); the piercing is supposed to make childbirth easier and lessen period pain. An Indian woman's nose piercing is sometimes joined to her ear by a chain.
In the west, nose piercing first appeared among the hippies who had traveled to India in the Late 1960s. In the 1970s, the practice of nose piercing was adopted by the Punk movement as a symbol of rebellion against conservative values.
Nowadays, nose piercing is gradually becoming more socially acceptable.
And if you feel that you’re the only one on the planet facing the decision of piercing their noses, here are some celebrities that took the some one: Christina Aguilera, Pink, Miley Cyrus, Alyssa Milano, Demi Lovato, Joss Stone, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Kesha