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Upcoming Markets and Events

Here is a list of all the upcoming shows, markets and events that we have coming up. So if your in the area, stop in say HI and check out our new designs and new stones....  We love supporting local events and of course do our veggie shopping too. So this summer we are keeping a weekly local market schedule and are loving it! Saturday - We are at the Owen Sound Farmers Market Art Crawl. From 7 to 12  we will be selling malas and be located in the white tents near the river. Come and say hi and try on some new designs. https://www.facebook.com/owensoundartcrawl/ Sunday We are in Wiarton at the Sunday Funday market from 10 to 4 and wow, it's...

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Chinese Horoscope Signs

In China and most parts of Asia the year that you were born is associated with an animal. Each animal has different strengths, weaknesses and lucky days.   The Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) The rat is quick witted, cleaver, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal. They are motivated by money, can be greedy, are curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. They are a good match with Dragons and Monkeys.   The Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009) The Ox is a powerful Chinese sign. The Ox is steadfast and a goal orientated leader. They are detail oriented, hard working, stubborn, serious, but...

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A Broken Mala

Many people have mala beads that they have had for years. Many of these malas have been given to them by their Guru, blessed and have thousands and thousands of repetitions in that mala. But, what happens when that mala breaks? Most people feel sad and a great loss  because their mala had become such a large part of their life. Some people feel that is it a bad omen to have their mala break, especially if they are using it during meditation. Having you mala break isn't a bad, it is actually a positive event. In Buddhism, they believe that when you mala breaks you have learned something, you've made progress and now its time to move on to...

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How to Take Care of your Dzi Beads

Dzi beads have been around for thousands and thousands of years. They are old and can last forever with your love and care. Here are some tips on keeping your dzi bead in good condition. Wear the dzi bead as often as you can. This allows them to absorb your body's warmth and interact with the magnetic field of your body.  If you have one than one dzi bead put them somewhere safe and special, such as a jewelry box or soft bag, when you are not wearing them. To increase the stones brightness and color, rub your fingers together lightly, while you are wearing the stone. Don't wear your dzi beads in water. When showering or taking a bath...

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What to do with Broken Dzi Beads

It is thought that the Dzi bead you wear always absorbs negative energy, that otherwise would have affected you. But, if your bead breaks, it means that it has absorbed so much negativity that it causes the bead to burst in order to relieve the negativity from you and your life.   If a large piece of your bead breaks off, it means that the bead is finished with its work. It is time for the bead to retire and you should allow it to rest and reward it for all the work it has done.  If you have a broken Dzi bead the best way to thank it for all the work it has done for you is to bury...

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