GAIA GIFTS Welcome to my gift shop!
Making gifts is a spiritual practice. Here are the most current items available in my Etsy shop. I hope you find something that brings good medicine to your home!
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What is a Medicine Bag?
Objects hold energy. The objects in the room are defining the experience of the space. A medicine bag defines a space as positive and creative. It is a storage space that holds positive intentions to uplift the energy around it. Medicine bags are like portable altars which can help define a space with positive intentions, be it a campsite, a hotel room, or a living room, or an airplane.
What do I put into a Medicine Bag?
This is the fun part. What goes into a medicine bag is a creative conversation with your mind. I put items into my medicine bag that help me meditate. Objects which recall uplifting thought patterns or help me to empty my busy mind. I carry several medicine bags for different purposes. I always place a lighter, a candle, a small stone, and some sort of incense to burn. I then place anything else I may need for wherever I may be going. When hiking, I carry a bundle of tobacco to place on the ground in the Lakota tradition as a way of speaking to the Plant Spirit Medicines.
Working with medicine bags, (movable altars) is working with the practice of making everything we do in life a sacred act.
Upcycled Notebook Covers
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Journaling is a core ingredient for introspection. Journaling is thinking out- loud silently. It helps us locate our true perspectives and find our way to a calm mind. No one but us is watching when we journal. It is a private, safe, and sacred space to say what we need to say to ourselves or to others without the danger of negative consequences.
Journaling needs a lot of paper. These reusable book covers are a way to keep the cost down on notepaper while also defining the book with creative, inspiring intent.
To reduce the impact of industrial manufacturing, I repurpose old garments for the materials used in these book covers. It is my hope that these upcycled book covers help inspire an affordable writing practice for anyone seeking to discover themselves and their world.