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The Symbolism of the Mandala in the JAM Branding

The Symbolism of the Mandala in the JAM Branding

mandala is a symbol of the universe for many Buddhists and Hindus.

Most mandalas have colorful, detailed geometric patterns or designs.

Some spiritual traditions use mandalas for meditation or for marking a spiritual space.

The word mandala itself simply means "circle" in Sanskrit.

The pattern within the Mandala is usually balanced and harmonized symbolizing how we are all connected and part of a wider Universe. 

We use the Mandala in our JAM Designs Branding , and you will see it pop up throughout our website, Business cards and everything we brand JAM. 

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The Lotus Meaning

The Lotus Meaning

As the Lotus - as Humans we have the ability to Rise Up from the Mud , Bloom out of the Dark muddy water , and we Rise and Radiate into the World. 

For Today no matter what is going on in our lives , one thought , it is only preparation.

Remember people will come and go , Situations Rise and Fall.

It is all in preparation for magical things to come. Enjoy the journey.

Rise above - Stretch , Breathe, Radiate and Grow into your greatness.

Without the preparation we receive , through adversity and disappointment, confusion or pain.

We could not appreciate the greatness or the magic of the World when it arrives.

You are so full of Magical greatness - Go out and find your unique gifts.

NAMASTE 

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Why 108 Beads in a Mala

Why 108 Beads in a Mala

Why are there 108 beads on a mala?

The number 108 is significant for so many reasons.

Some believe there are 108 stages on the journey of the human soul, while others associate the possibility of enlightenment with taking only 108 breaths a day, while in deep meditation.

No matter who you ask, the answer will most likely be different each time.

The truth is — the significance of 108 beads on your mala is open to interpretation. 


As mala beads were traditionally created to be used as a tool in meditation, we like to associate it with the ideals of meditation.

However — we believe mala beads are also beautiful mediums to set intentions, manifest, and generally feel good. You do not have to meditate on the beads, although that's what they are made for in a practical sense.

Our malas are hand knotted or non-knotted between each seed bead , sandalwood/cedarwood beads and semi precious gemstones, allowing one to chant their mantra — a sound or string of words — and keep track of were they are.

Our mala necklaces all reflect the number 108. Almost all of our malas have 108 beads, while some have 216 (double), or 54 (half) for Children's Malas.

Did you know we do Mala Kits for Children? Helping our Little JAMMERS to build Confidence , Self-Love and Positivity

Here are some more popular reasons behind the 108 mythology in mala beads.

Chakras
One of our favourite explanations for having 108 beads on a mala is related to the chakras (the seven energy points in our body).

It has been said there are 108 energy lines connecting to the heart, with one of them believed to be the path to self realization.

Mantras
When using your mala beads in meditation and chanting your mantra, some have said you are complete once you have done it 100 times. The 8 extra beads are to account for errors. Or even more beautiful, are meant to be an offering to your guru.

Letters
Many choose to recite their mantra in Sanskrit, the ancient script of India. Within the Sanskrit alphabet there are 54 letters. Each letter has a feminine and masculine version — totaling 108.

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All Things Gem

All Things Gem

Amazonite

Amazonite is a soothing stone.  It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health.  Balances the masculine and feminine energies.  Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or  a different point of view.  It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear.  Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system.  Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love.  It protects against electromagnetic pollution

Inspires Truth | Sincerity | Honour | Self-Love | Communication | Integrity | Trust 

Amethyst 

A long history of helping people in a number of ways. These purple quartz gems are worn to protect people, quiet the mind. Amethyst meaning nicely sums up the benefits of amethyst. Whether it is worn in jewelry or carved into a statuette, it can improve the amethyst owner's health and overall well-being. Allow amethyst's energy to soothe away the day-to-day stresses It is stone of the the third eye and crown chakra, Amethyst works with your third eye to balance the mind with insightful solutions to problems.

Trust | Intuition | Spirituality


Apatite

Apatite is a dual-action stone, known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good.

Apatite is a highly useful stone, to encourage the growth of your spirituality and health. Use it in meditation as meditation improves stress levels, and regular deep meditation can be powerful to assist you to enhance many gifts that may be waiting to be released into your life.

Inspiration | Motivation

Aquamarine

Evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning "water of the sea," and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color.

Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive people. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility.

Courage | Purity | Calming

Blue Lace Agate

is a stone of communication, helping those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths? It provides clarity of thought and unwavering intent in regards to what matters most. 

Anxiety Relief | Calming | Soothing

Chrysocolla

Stone of Communication. Its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. The serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard.

powerful stone because it aligns all chakras with the Divine. Chrysocolla is a tranquil stone. Chrysocolla can be used with the Throat Chakra, where it helps with wise communication, or with the Heart Chakra to balance and strengthen, helping one to learn how to live from the truth of the Heart.

Motivation | Inspiration

Clear Quartz

Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.

Clarity | Focus | Manifestation

Howlite

Howlite is one of the “attunement stones” which link the user to higher spiritual consciousness. ... Howlite is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist with releasing,stress

Calming | Memory | Communication

Jade

A protective stoneJade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilises the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts.

Luck | Success | Wisdom

Labradorite

A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition - promoting psychic abilities.

Strength | Perseverance

Lapis Lazuli

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.

Truth | Wisdom | Awareness

Moonstone

stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.

Balance | New Beginnings | Growth


Jasper

It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.

Jasper is a stone of grounding and stability, providing comfort and security, strength and healing.

Grounding | Stability | Comfort

Ocean Jasper

Ocean Jasper is a stone that aids you to communicate more positively and allow loving feelings to be expressed in what you say. These crystals bring joy and elevated spirits, and relieve stress, worry and other negative feelings.

Communication | Release Negativity | Loving Spirits

Onyx

A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief.

Grounding | Strength | Protection

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.

Self-Love | Love | Peace

Smoky Quartz

Neutralizes negative vibrations and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog. Smokey Quartz disperses fear, lifts depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety.

Anxiety | Calming | Grounding

Snowflake Obsidian

A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian provides balance for body, mind and spirit. It helps you recognize and release “wrong thinking” and stressful mental patterns. Promotes dispassion and inner centering. Snowflake Obsidian empowers isolation and loneliness, aiding surrender in meditation.

Grounding | Meditation | Purity

Sodalite

It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalization of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. 

Trust | Self-Esteem | Acceptance

Sunstone

Sunstone is linked to luck and good fortune. It clears and energizes all the chakras. Sunstone instills good nature, heightens intuition and allows the real self to shine through happily. It dissipates fearfulness, alleviates stress and increases vitality.

Positive Vibes | Intuition | Luck

Tiger's Eye

Tigers Eye Stone is a crystal with lovely bands of yellow-golden color through it. This is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.

Anxiety | Chakra | Harmony

Turquoise

It is a stone of protection. Healing powers of Turquoise also improve the mental state overall by increasing all the following positive mental characteristics: serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness wisdom all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization.

Protection | Positivity | Creativity








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Did you know that the safest and most effective way to use essential oils is inhalation?

Did you know that the safest and most effective way to use essential oils is inhalation?

The name says it all.

Aromatherapy, or inhalation, is when essential oils evaporate into the air using a diffuser or breathed in. Apart from providing a pleasant smell, aromatherapy oils can provide respiratory disinfection, decongestant, and psychological benefits. Inhalation is the safest and most effective way to use essential oils.

Inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory system, the part of the brain connected to smell, including the nose and the brain. Molecules that enter the nose or mouth pass to the lungs, and from there, to other parts of the body. As the molecules reach the brain, they affect the limbic system, heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory system, memory, stress and hormone balance. In this way, essential oils can have a subtle, yet holistic effect on the body.

Just to clarify, the limbic system is a complex system of nerves and networks in the brain, involving several areas near the edge of the cortex concerned with instinct and mood. It controls the basic emotions (fear, pleasure, anger) and drives such as hunger.

Massage and dermal absorption is another wonderful way to use essential oils. Always use a carrier oil with your essential oil for massage. A greater amount of an essential oil will be absorbed if the carrier oil is a less viscous oil, if the user’s pores are unclogged, and if more skin area is covered by the oil. There are also parts of the body with thinner skin (behind the ears, inside of the wrists, palms of hands, soles of feet, armpits, scalp) through which oils are more quickly absorbed than through other parts with thicker skin (arms, legs, belly, back). Massage is an amazing way to enjoy all of the benefits of essential oils.

Studies have shown that the least effective way to absorb an essential oil is through ingestion. Taken this way, the oil ends up going through a slower intake process by way of the digestive tract where it must pass through several large organs before it reaches the bloodstream. By this time, the oil’s chemical composition will have been altered by every other material it will have passed in these organs before being expelled from the body.

A potentially toxic accumulation of chemicals can occur in the organs with immediate or accumulative damage over time. DO NOT DRINK ESSENTIAL OILS no matter who or what MLM company tells you to do so. Herbs are for tea and consumption, NOT essential oils.

 

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