Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"The Cat Returns"

If you can find this movie, and have some of your inner-child intact, it is a very uplifting fairtale flick. "The Cat Returns" dazzles with colorful landscapes and equally colorful characters that capture the imagination, much in the style of Hayao Miyazaki's movies.

Journey into the secret world of cats by following a trail of lights on the wind. What you find there is a world not unlike ours. A story filled with meaning, and insight into the psycological dimenssions of the inner self. the most prevalent mantras I found are of trusting in one's own journey and in the inexhaustible power of natural goodness.
Filled with nature and light hearted humor, this will be a nice movie to share with any child. Hope all you travelers pass through the world of cats safely and...

that you are having a good go at 2012; finding boundless inspiration to add to the fun!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fragrance & Creativity

Welcome to 2012! This is a picture of the Uranian Phalanstery alter, and in the forground are a group of essential oils which we have been using in the past year. Frankincense, Myrrh, Siberian Fir Needle, Rose, Geranium, Lavender, Lime and Clary Sage are just a few that are called to permeate our space. Each scent has its own influence on the environment, playing with our memories and helping to enhance the impressions of each day.

An easy and clean method of distributing the scent of the essential oils in the atmosphere of your room(s) is by means of a diffuser. The diffuser is powered by a votive candle and few drops of essential oil in water is all it takes to bring the scent to life. These scents have an extensive array of properties and are an easy way to draw positive vibes into an environment.

I have found TheHerbarium.com and DreamingEarth.com to be helpful resources. I am sure there are plenty of other places to find essential oils, however do make sure that when buying essential oils you are able to identify exactly what it is that you are getting. An easy way to ensure this is to look for the scientific name of the oil on the bottle; mixtures are less likely to have all the names printed.

May the perfume of Inspiration guide us through this new year ! Blessing to all! 1sun