These polished Selenite palm stones have a heavenly fiber-optic glow to them that makes them intriguing and calming to look at. Selenite is known as one of the only stones that does not hold onto energies, positive or negative. This makes Selenite the perfect meditating stone, as it will neutralize any emotions and energies that you may be harboring. Makes a perfect gift for your valentine to symbolize the purity of the love you have for them in your heart.
The Om/AUM symbol has become increasingly prevalent with the popularization of yoga in recent decades. This Hindu symbol is one of my favorites because of how much of the universe it represents in just 4 simple strokes and a dot. I have heard many definitions of this symbol, but my favorite is that it represents the original sound of the universe. All manifestations, seen and unseen, began with a vibration. That vibration had a sound. And that sound was AUM. It is the resounding, affirmative YES! of the universe's existence.
I have also read that each of the strokes represent a different state of being or existing. The bottom three strokes (the ones that look like "30") represent our primary states of existence- waking state (the bottom curve of the "3"), dream state (the "0"), and dreamless sleep (the top curve of the "3"). Above this set of experiential modes is a semi-circle that represents "Maya" or the illusion of the physical world. This stands as a distinct boarder between the lower states of being and the highest state of pure consciousness, Turiya, represented by a simple dot. In this way, the OM symbol represents a hierarchy of states which comprise our existence.
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” Lao Tzu
Mandalas are an ancient and meaningful artform. They have been used for centuries as objects of meditation, representing the entirety of the external universe, as well as symbolizing the internal space found through meditation. To me the center of the mandala represents one's Self, Source, the eternal center, and all the layers and shapes around it are the manifestations of the Self. I imagine the center of the mandala as the eye of a storm-- calm and peaceful, untouchable, and simultaneously surrounded by chaos and change. When the center is stable enough, however, a miracle can occur. All the chaos swirling around the center starts to organize. It takes a divine form and starts to make sense. The chaos transforms into divine beauty. Live in your center, and let your storms become your mandalas.