With the New Year upon us, we feel it is important to reflect on the past year as well as set intentions for the year ahead. It's important to reset, realign and refocus our goals to reflect where we have been and where we want to go.
When setting your intentions for the new year take time to think about what is important to you, these intentions can be anything, from finding a new passion or hobby in life, creating a work-life balance, finding peace within yourself, letting go of something, or even opening your heart to new love. The most important part when setting an intention is that it resonates with you. Remind yourself daily of what those intentions are to stay focused on your overall goals as well as letting these intentions evolve with time.
Both the Yin Yang & Buddha are symbols to help you remain focused your goals and intention as the new year progresses. They serve as a reminder to stay true to yourself. Along with those symbols, certain metals and stone can help guide specific intentions.
BALANCE | PASSION | WHOLENESS
The Yin Yang is a symbol of Balance, Passion & Wholeness. Its roots originate in Chinese Philosophy with the belief that opposites attract and complement one another to create a whole. It is the perfect symbol for those trying to find balance, which may be between work-life balance or finding harmony between personal goals and family goals. Finding Balance between your passions in life will help achieve the feeling of wholeness.
BALANCE | FOCUS | POWER
The Buddha is a predominant symbol in the Buddhist culture and represents Balance, Focus & Power. There are many different forms of Buddhism, one, in particular, is Tibetan Buddhism, practised by the Dalai Lama. There are 4 main spiritual practices within Tibetan Buddhism, the first Renunciation, the second is Bodhicitta, followed by Emptiness and finally Vajrayana.
Renunciation is to turn away from worldly pursuits to achieve happiness and turn toward inner and spiritual means to achieve happiness and fulfilment.
Bodhicitta is a type of great love and compassion that informs and motivates our spiritual pursuits.
It is through realising the truth of emptiness that gives rise to the deepest wisdom and the power to purify ignorance and transcend suffering. Therefore it is probably the most widely practised meditation and contemplation of Tibetan Buddhism.
Vajrayana is a skillful means to directly relate with this underlying reality and bring it into the world through visualisation, mantras and blissful energy.
STRENGTH | PROSPERITY
For those looking for the strength to let go of something in their life, Silver represents both Strength & Prosperity. Having the strength to let go will bring new opportunities into your life.
SILVER | GILDED BUDDHA BRACELET
FREEDOM | LOVE
For those looking to find love Rainbow Steel represents Freedom & Love. Whether you are looking to find love in yourself or others it's important to open up and have the freedom to do so.
DHARMA | UNICORN STEEL | BUDDHA CHARM BRACELET
RESTORATION | BALANCE
For those looking to find inner peace Jasper represents Restoration & Balance. Allow yourself the time to heal and through healing, you will find restoration and balance.
SHAOLIN MONK | WHITE GOLD BUDDHA | RED PICASSO JASPER BRACELET
CLARITY | POWER
And for those who are still trying to find clarity in their intentions goal for this New Year, Quartz represents Clarity & Power. Allow yourself to take time to think about what is important to you and give yourself the power to follow through with your it.
ELEMENTAL ENERGY | WHITE GOLD BUDDHA | ROSE QUARTZ BRACELET
Let your inner light shine this year and help you achieve your 2019 goals and aspirations.