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Meet Pommele Bubinga Muladhara Tree!

The first chakra, or ‘energy wheel’ in the body, is Muladhara, or Root. This chakra is associated with issues related to physical safety, stability, security and confidence. The symbol of the tree, with its roots reaching deep into the earth, reminds us to create a solid foundation and remain grounded in our identity while continuing to reach toward the sun as we learn and grow on our path.

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Pommele Bubinga, or African Rosewood, is red with darker red or purple veins running throughout.

And, just for fun… A bit of sister love, which puts a big smile on my face!

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Helena is wearing the Pommele Bubinga Muladhara Tree necklace, and I’m wearing the Elder Wood Muladhara Tree piece. This is actually quite appropriate, since I am the older sibling!

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This necklace is gorgeous! The colour is soft and simply stunning.

The first chakra, or ‘energy wheel’ in the body, is Muladhara, or Root. This chakra is associated with issues related to physical safety, stability, security and confidence. The symbol of the tree, with its roots reaching deep into the earth, reminds us to create a solid foundation and remain grounded in our identity while continuing to reach toward the sun as we learn and grow on our path.

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Box Elder (Ash Lead Maple, Manitoba Maple, or Elf Maple) wood is light in colour, with orange, red, or salmon-coloured highlights woven throughout.

You’re wondering where to find this gem, aren’t you? We won’t keep you wondering. Head over to our website to shop!

Happy Monday!

XO,

Katia and Pawel (Dharma Wanderlust)

 

Another new piece: Surrender to Dance

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ~ Rumi

Surrender your fears and worries and dance through life, trusting that you will always be in the right place at the right time! Wear this piece as a reminder to remain dynamic and fluid in all situations, surrendering to the delicate and intricate dance of life.

Amboyna burl comes from the Narra Tree. The burl itself ranges from striking red to golden yellow (see our other Amboyna burl pendants) and is considered one of the most beautiful wood burls in the world because of the striking colour and the amazing swirly patterns. A tidbit of interesting information is that Amboyna burl was once hoarded as treasure by Chinese Emperors and not allowed to be used by commoners.

Steady and Sweet

Sthira and Sukha, or Steadiness and Sweetness, are qualities to which we aspire in our yoga practice, as well as off the mat in our everyday lives. We always have a choice how to react in any given situation. When life gets wobbly, whether on the waves, in a balance pose on the mat, or in our interactions and relationship with ourselves and others, we can remember to smile, breathe, and cultivate an incredible sense of humour.

Bocote wood originates from Central and South America. This wood is very interesting in appearance, with yellowish-brown and dark-brown stripes, as well as various other patterns. The colourful circles are created from crushed seashell.

Abundance Waves - NEW necklace

Ride the waves of your emotions as they rise and fall, taking you in different directions! Experience the freedom that comes to us as we let go of the illusion of being in control of the situation! Everything you need is already here, in this moment.

This pendant is handcrafted using Amboyna Burl, with crushed turquoise inlay in the natural occlusion of the wood. Amboyna Burl comes from the Narra Tree. The burl itself ranges from striking red to golden yellow (see our other Amboyna burl pendants) and is considered one of the most beautiful wood burls in the world because of the striking colour and the amazing swirly patterns. A tidbit of interesting information is that Amboyna burl was once hoarded as treasure by Chinese Emperors and not allowed to be used by commoners.

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In a household with two busy boys, life can get very hectic and overwhelming with endless ‘to do’ lists. The saying, “The days are long but the years are short” certainly rings true for us. On the days when life gets a bit too crazy, we have a few ‘go to’ solutions under our belts, including spending extra time outdoors, going to bed early, and focusing on the best moments of the day.

 

Our new Source Connection pendant, which Katia is wearing in the photo above, was inspired by this experience. There are many practices that help us to become centred, which in turn provides us with clarity and an opportunity to reconnect to who we truly are within.

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The water element, in particular, can help us tune in, become centred, and remember our connection to everything and everyone that surrounds us. In Ontario, the summer season will start to wrap up soon enough, so this is the perfect time to enjoy being near the lake, basking in the tranquility.

In the words of Xavier Rudd:

“When you feel life coming down on you like a heavy weight
When you feel this crazy society adding to the strain
Take a stroll to the nearest water’s edge, remember your place
Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came
So which way is the wind blowing
What does your heart say”

This beautiful item is handcrafted using Narra wood, native to southeastern Asia and parts of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam, among others. The centre circles are made of crushed seashell inlay.

We would love to hear from you! How do you stay centred when life gets a bit hectic?

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When we accept and love ourselves unconditionally, we are able to open our hearts to ourselves and others. Your vibrant and multifaceted personality is a unique gift. So, accept it with deep gratitude, acquiesce to your true nature, and then, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver)

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This stunning piece is handcrafted from Cocobolo, a tropical hardwood from Central America. The wood has a rich, shiny golden-brown hue when finished. The four squares are made of blue, orange, pink and yellow crushed seashell inlay.

For additional information and to shop online, check out our site!

We had a fantastic photoshoot this past weekend, with the gorgeous Helena, a model and makeup artist in the Toronto area. You can check out her work here.

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In this photo, she is wearing the Walk on Water Necklace.

And here’s something freshly crafted, with a bit of sparkle for your day:

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And the close-up:

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You can buy the Ready? Set? Go Create! necklace on our site. This beautiful piece is handcrafted using Yellowheart wood, with three colours of inlay. Perfect for the daydreamer who’s ready to take the leap!

Always CHOOSE LOVE!

New Dharma Wanderlust item, freshly posted to our site.

In all situations, whatever we’re dealing with, we always have a choice. Place your hands on your heart and ask how your heart wants you to respond in any given circumstance. Listen, make the space, and have the courage and confidence to always CHOOSE LOVE!

This is a beautiful reversible pendant, handcrafted from Padauk wood, a bright orange/red wood from South Africa. The two inlay stripes on either side of the pendant are created of crushed seashell in two colours: yellow and blue.