5 Spiritual Christmas Gifts
The first Christmas gifts gold, frankincense and myrrh, had strong spiritual properties, and were meant to acknowledge divine qualities in a person. If you're tired of the fruitcake and sweater routine this year, consider giving a gift that inspires spiritual and psychic growth!
1. Singing Bowl
Tibetan singing bowls have been used for centuries to clear negative energies and create an atmosphere of inner calm. They range from small, silver models with no markings to hand-made pieces adorned with Tibetan mantras. Tapping the bowl sends a pleasant, cleansing vibration throughout the room, much like a ripple through a pond. Running the mallet around the bowl's edge generates a sustained tone for deeper vibrational work.
2. Crystal Pendant
Crystal pendants offer protection, good luck, and mental balance for your gift recipient. There are countless types of crystal, each with a different energetic vibration, so it's important to do a bit of research. Knowing your recipient's astrological sign and personality traits can help you choose the right crystal, but let your intuition have the final say.
Essential oils, natural candles and fine incense work magic through our highly-spiritual sense of smell. They've been used for centuries to bring about peace, well-being, and treat ailments. Many aromatherapy gift sets come with a book, so your recipient can learn about the practice. The most healing aromatherapy products are those that come from natural plant essences, and are produced without chemicals.
4. Feng Shui Consultation
If you can afford it, giving a gift certificate for a Feng Shui consultation can make an amazing difference in the daily life of your recipient. Our homes and offices, much like our bodies, have an energetic flow. An expert knows how to eliminate blockages and create a freer circulation of energy. Your recipient can even work on specific goals through Feng Shui, such as finding a partner or attracting more money.
5. Bonsai Tree
The Japanese have been cultivating miniature Bonsai trees for thousands of years, and the Chinese, with their practice of Penjing, have been doing it even longer. Also known as tray scenery or potted landscape, this gift is more than just an ornament, it's a meditative exercise of pruning, cultivation, and harmony with nature. Consider accompanying your gift with an elegant book on the art of Japanese Bonsai.