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Archive for June, 2010

200 Teas and counting.

It will take me some time but eventually we will have information about each one of the 200 teas presently in the shop, including the new ones that I keep finding, ( I have never met a tea that I didn’t like, although there are some I like better than others). Each tea has its own  Magic, its own appointed task to accomplish, very much like herbs, spices and incense. Some are relaxing,  some healing, soothing nerves or upset stomaches, and some are energizing like the one we are featuring today.

Are you looking for a quick pick-me-up in the morning?  Or feeling like you need a mid-afternoon boost for those long days at the office?  EnergyTea to the rescue!

This delicious, sweet with a spicy-minty bite, tea rolls over the palate like a tidal wave, filling the mouth with a pleasant herbal astringent. Wow wake up!Gynostemma lends the sweet profile: a leafy plant known by herbalists as a miracle grass, herb of immortality and the fairy herb. Ginger is known to speed blood circulation and stimulate the body. Peppermint has the ability to perk up even the sleepiest of us while delivering high levels of vitamin A and C. Peppermint’s elevated levels of menthol are responsable for its sweet/hot flavor that can heat up and cool the mouth at the same time. The addition of natural Lemon, Lemon Grass and Green Mate complete this rousing tea, an herbal blend that really creates a cup of vim and vigor and puts a gleam in the eye and a bounce in the step.

Visit the Funky Karma Incense & Tea Shop and try a cup of this invigorating tea: take home an ounce or two for those times you are tired but need to keep on ticking – it’s equally as effective hot or iced.

Healing Mother Earth Herbal Incense Blend

After thinking things over this week I decided to make a new Herbal Incense Blend to help with the healing that the earth needs  at this time.  All of us are concerned about the awful Gulf oil spill and want to be able to do something, anything that will help.  This new blend has sweet alyssum from my garden to add sweetness to earths travails, red geranium (from Pluma’s Auntie Jill’s garden) used for love, healing and fertility , white sage for protection of earth and workers involved in cleaning up and stopping the flow of oil, rosemary so that the earth can remember herself healed, and star anise to bring about changes in attitude: a re-focusing on the problem with new insights for solutions, and other magickal ingredients.  Use this incense when you are thinking or praying for the gulf, the people involved in the cleanup and the fish, birds, insects, and reptiles affected by the oil.  It is meant to be burned on charcoal in a safe container and is available in the Funky Karma Magic Shop now.

On Sunday June 13th, 7pm, at LaLiorona Park, on Picacho, the south side of the bridge, there will be a prayer and drumming service for Healing of Mother Earth.  If you are in the area please plan to attend.

Healing Mother Earth (after the Gulf oil spill)

Today I found this eloquent request for prayer for our hurting Earth, I hope that everyone will take the time to join with all others in this healing endeavor.
“Following the trend of indigenous spiritual leaders stepping forth in support of Mother Earth Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe) has issued this letter to the world’s religion and spiritual leaders. It asks us all to help in healing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as well as all the other disasters humans have created on our Mother Earth. Please read this and consider doing your part, whatever that might be.”

“My Relatives, Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer. We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened, those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations, eventually all will be affected from the oil disaster in the Gulf. The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make. I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies. I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth. As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc’I Maka). We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on. As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life. So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children’s future and well-being, and the generations to come. Onipikte (that we shall live),
Chief Arvol Looking Horse 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe” (Wolakota.com)

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