When find yourself with someone on your holiday gift list
who is difficult to buy for, sometimes your best bet is to
go for something out of the ordinary. Gifts that work to
bring about harmony and peace in the environment are sure to
please. From simple gifts of candles, crystals, and CD's
that play the soothing sounds of wind, rain and babbling
brooks, to salt lamps, singing bowls and Zen sand gardens,
the choices are plentiful.
You can choose jewelry made of amber, an organic gemstone
that is professed to draw negative energy and turn it to
positive energy leading to health and well being. Most
people, when they think of amber think of the honey colored
or the milky white but amber can also be found in brown,
red, blue, black and green. You can also buy gifts of
jewelry made out of the crystals for your astrological sign.
Chlorite quartz is another healing mineral said to cleanse
ones aura and makes a gift that is beautiful to look at.
On the more unusual side would be a gift of a negative
ion producing lamp made of salt crystal rock. This rock
naturally ionizes the air by releasing negative ions
(electronically charged molecules of oxygen) thereby
removing things like pollen, dust and animal dander from the
air. The core of the piece of salt crystal is hollowed out
then a light bulb is placed inside. The resulting heat from
the light bulb starts the ions flowing into the air. Even if
you aren't interested in the healing qualities of the lamp,
you end up with very pretty pieces to display on your
dresser or end table.
We all know our moods and our health can be greatly
affected by sound. Dissonant , loud sounds cause tension and
if too prolonged can cause ill health. Other sounds energize
the body and relax the mind. Singing bowls fall into this
category. They are made from a mix of metals from the
Himalayas, Tibet and India. When you strike and/or rub the
bowl with a wooden mallet the multi-octave tones that are
produced will relax and heal your mind as well as your body.
Hand made bells called Rustic Noah Bells are believed to
scare off bad spirits. Hang them near your home for good
energy. The beautiful deep tone of the larger bells provides
a superb sound to accompany your meditation.
In the Feng Shui shops you will also find a large
selection of clothing to wear when meditating, books,
videos, prayer flags and lots of different oils to energize
the body mind and spirit. You might also be interested in
the Chakra Bears. Legend says that when the sun shines
through the mist in the Smokey Mountains it forms a
beautiful rainbow. Every twenty years this rainbow touches
the earth and rainbow Chakra bears are born. Each color has
a different purpose. For instance the blue bear will listen
with endless patience while the yellow bear's purpose is to
make you successful.
Visit a store that specializes in Feng Shui products and
you will find gifts of aromatherapy, incense, table top
fountains, mirrors and plenty of books to explain the
theories behind everything.