VG Love List – June
Is anyone else a little surprised that July is already upon us? June has been wonderfully FULL and we have so many exciting things in the works (newsletter subscribers hear the news first)!
We truly love putting together these Love Lists for you and are so grateful to have you the Violet Gray tribe. Wishing you all a healthy and happy July. Onwards….
Reading: ‘The Diamond Cutter – The Buddha on Managing your Buisness and your Life‘ by Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally.
Listening to: Another new playlist with songs we’ve been loving in June.
Crystal we are loving: Rose Quartz – this is the perfect stone to introduce into your life if you’re looking to cultivate a little more love gentleness, calm, self-love, emotional healing and release of stress. Embodying a gentle energy, carry Rose Quartz with you as a physical reminder that love is everywhere and kindness is everything. If you have been giving yourself a hard time lately, this stone serves to encourage you to be compassionate and loving towards yourself.
Quote that stuck with us: “In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” ~ Mary Oliver, ‘Upstream‘.
Favourite Ritual: A sensory deprivation breathing exercise to completely clear the mind. Stay with me, no this is not code for a type of torture! Ha! If your mind has been full, you have a lot going on right now… you are travelling, you’re going through change or experiencing a whole lot of any emotion or energy – this exercise daily is amazing!
Simply sit in a comfy position and gently press your thumbs over your ears (to block noise), gently press your index and middle fingers over your eyelids (eyes are closed), use your ring fingers to block your nostrils and then rest your little / pinky fingers on your face / in alignment with your mouth. Then inhale and when you exhale, (your mouth is closed) make a buzzing noise – this almost sounds like ‘hmmmmmm’. You will feel a vibration through the back of your throat. Continue until your mind begins to feel clear – whether this be for 5 breaths or 15 minutes. You can then roll into your day / or into your sleep feeling a whole lot clearer!
Most loved VG jewellery this month: We’ve all been loving the Heart Chakra – Anahata is perfect for bringing in more balance, love, & compassion into your life. Wear this charm and repeat the affirmation “I AM LOVE…” as a daily reminder. How can you bring more LOVE into your life? Sometimes bringing in love can be as simple as asking yourself ‘how/what can I do to show love for myself today?’ or dedicating time for your favourite ritual.
Excited for: Alex has been travelling and developing some magical Violet Gray goodies in Japan and India throughout this past month and we are beyond excited to share with you what’s been happening behind the scenes. We are learning a lot about patience and trust throughout this process. May all always be in perfect timing.
How has your June been? We’d love to hear about it!