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This subscription crate and the crystals box in my previous post are my first foray into the world of subscription crates. They are fun - like getting a little surprise gift - especially if the theme of the box is something that really interests you. For people who are just starting in metaphysics and crystals, it's a good way to add to your collection and learn about crystals and other metaphysical items.
My plan is to try a few months of each subscription before moving on and trying something else, as there are multiple metaphysical subscription crates (and crates specifically focused on crystals) available. That way, I can give you the information you need to decide which boxes you'd like to try. So watch for more to come.
Note: I say in the video the box was $45 - but it is $33. I actually really like everything in it, especially the Munde roll on, which smells like ginger and supports success, and the lavender spray. I look forward to a second month to see what they send. Find it here.
It's a nice little crate of crystals for only $16. Find it here.
I have several oracle and tarot decks because when I do readings for myself or others, not only do I randomly draw a card, but I also randomly draw a deck (or have the person I'm reading randomly draw one). For me, this really helps focus the reading. I'm always excited to check out new decks and add them to my collection. Still, with multiple decks, the Osho Zen Tarot is both my oldest and my favorite. I like it so much it's the only tarot deck I also have on my smartphone.
The cards are beautifully illustrated, and they have a lovely and positive (Zen) focus. I have the app, which is $7.99 on iOs and Google Play, and it is totally worth the cost. The app will randomly draw a card for you every day - you can set the time (I like 8 AM), and it will send you a push notification that your daily single card reading is available. I use this as a daily point of focus. On the app, you can also select multiple single-card readings with different focuses, or there are several layouts, as well.
Osho has a few other decks (both hard copies and apps), and I have all of them. None live up to the beauty of the art and the simplicity of the concepts in this deck, however. I notice the deck seems to be out of stock everywhere; I hope it hasn't been discontinued. But if it has, the app is still available. You can also do a free daily card draw or spread by visiting the Osho website. I highly recommend you do.
Cost: $7.99 (app), about $25 (deck), or free (online)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (only because the deck may be out of print)
Funny (but true) story. I was doing a reading for a friend who often has unusual events occur in his life. He randomly drew this deck, and then randomly drew the card The Master. While I typically use only a single card as the focus for the reading, occasionally I have the person draw a second card from the same deck for clarification. I asked my friend to draw a second card with the first card still sitting face up on the table where we could both clearly see it. He pulled out another The Master card. What's funny: I've used the deck for years, and it only had one The Master card. Later, I checked the deck again, and it contained only one The Master card. So that's weird, but apparently that day, the deck was sending a very powerful message to my friend.
I first encountered doTerra's Console essential oil blend in a yoga class several months ago. At the time, we were lying in savasana at the end of class, and the instructor came around and massaged some of the blend into our temples. I felt my energy rise up through my chakras and into my crown chakra. Loving that feeling, I immediately ordered some.
According to doTerra, the blend was created to comfort people during times of loss, and with its ability to uplift energy, I can certainly see how it would work for that. I like to use it as a meditation blend, and I've added it to a homemade pillow spray to facilitate dream messages from the Divine. I also use a few drops in the bath for a similar purpose.
The blend contains many essential oils associated with the crown and third eye chakras, including frankincense, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and patchouli, among others. I love how it smells, and I find it lifts my spirits and helps me maintain my focus on peace, joy, and higher guidance. I like using it along with phenacite crystals for profound meditations. I highly recommend it if you are doing work with the sixth or seventh chakras, or for doTerra's stated purpose when you need comfort.
At $50 for a 5 mL bottle, the cost is a little steep, but a little goes a very long way. I use it frequently and only need to order a new bottle about every six months or longer.
Cost: About $50 for 5mL
Rating: 5/5 stars
This oracle deck from Colette Baron-Reid is one of my new favorites. Released in October of 2017 by Hay House, the deck features 52 postcards with themed messages. While I haven't read them all, I've been using the deck daily for about a month now, and every card I have pulled has said exactly the right thing, telling me what I need to hear in the moment.
The cards are written as personal messages to you on the back of a postcard, and the deck is attractive and well made. Each message is thoughtful and full of gentle wisdom from spirit. The deck also comes with a short booklet offering tips for using the deck.
I use it as a point of focus after my morning meditation. I close my eyes, take a deep breath, set my intention, and pull the card. It's that simple, and I always walk away inspired and reminded all of the many ways in which the universe conspires in our favor. I highly recommend this deck.
Cost: About $16
Rating: 5/5 stars - Highly recommended