Sweetness

A sweet rhythm bends.
My lungs clenched tight
Choking my words.
I know the language has been written
before,
but it slipped my memory.
The choking
Will for sure help me remember,
And never forget,
Where the pages of the past,
Fell,
Once,
Before.
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Flower Essences and Their Benefits

n. Sati’s Body Oils are infused with Pacific Essences, a Canandian-based company, the first to launch essences from the sea.

la forza, Italian for ” The Strength”

Mantra: I love all of me and give to myself daily.

Citrus Essential oil, Pink grapefruit, Verbena, Mimosa

Intensity: Strong

Easter Lily

To express the truth and beauty that you are. Release and let others see you for who you truly are.

Windflower

Ground inner security and strength in our own uniqueness.

adore 

Mantra:  I balance myself on all levels.  It comes to me effortlessly.

Lavender/Blue Tansy Blend

Intensity: Soft, Dreamy

Sea Palm

Balance the hustle and hecticness of everyday life.

Red Huckleberry

Open to the idea of rest and regeneration, nurture yourself by allowing yourself to go within

n. Sati blends also contain a proprietary blend that is hand-selected to bring out self-love, release negativity from our day, helping us release all that no longer serves us, so we may lead happier, healther lives.

The Art of Sak Yant Thai Temple Tattoos and Natural Alternatives to Post Tattoo Care

 By: Nora Finch, Esthetician/Flower Alchemist,

Owner of n.Sati natural skin and body care

The History of Sak Yant – Sak means to “tap” tattoo and yant is Thai for the Sanskrit word yantra.    This art form goes back at least 2000 years ago, originating in Cambodia, during the Khmer empire, when warriors adorned themselves from head to toe, as a form of protection in battle to wear along with their sacred amulets.

They were sacred geometry designs (Yant/Yantra) tattooed onto the skin, originating from Buddhist, Brahman and Animist imagery, as well as they revealed magical incantations written in Khom (script used to write the ancient language, Pali), known to invoke supernatural powers.  The designs also incorporated Buddhist prayers, or Mantras.  As well as some were chosen for good luck in business and love.  They were only applied by magical practitioners and highly respected people such as Buddhist Monks, Brahman Masters and Ruesi ascetics.  It is practiced throughout Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

How it is applied: It is traditionally punctured into the skin with a long bamboo stick sharpened to a point (called a mai sak) or alternatively with a long metal spike (called a khem sak).

Sak yant a well respected, widely recognized art form on the internet continues to thrive, however anyone interested should take into account its spiritual value, as well as its rules of conduct.

It is a highly respected piece of ink, I would recommend anyone considering placing it on their body should consult an authority in this specialty.  They would most likely recommend traveling overseas for the work. Another thing to note of importance is that it would be highly offensive to the Thai culture to have it placed on an area considered inappropriate, which could simply be: its position on what they consider the lower portion of the body, which is usually anywhere below the heart.  So, please research and take this beautiful and ancient art form seriously.

www.sak-yant.com

http://www.sacredtattoosofthailand.com

Post Tattoo Care Alternatives

By Nora Finch

As we all know, taking care of your tattooed skin after a session is incredibly important. We at n.Sati Skin Care believe in using natural products for all skin care needs including post-tattoo care. From protecting your skin and healing scabs to moisturizing and ensuring the best possible canvas for your ink, natural skin care products free of synthetics and man-made chemicals are the created specifically to promote healthy, beautiful skin.

If you’re interested in adding more natural products into your post-tattoo regimen, we’ve recommended looking for four very important ingredients while shopping:

  • Cocoa Butter: keeps skin moisture and aids in healing of wounds
  • Olive Oil: helps retain necessary moisture
  • Wheat Germ Oil: regenerative
  • Vitamin E: excellent for scar healing and prevention because it prevents the attack of free radicals, which damage the skin and inhibit healing

Essential oils can also provide additional benefits to tattooed skin. At n.Sati Skin Care we recommend:

  • Lavender: fights infection and builds new cells
  • Helichrysum: many benefits, wound healing, generating new skin cells as well as helping to alleviate pain, known to be the only essential oil that plays a major role in scar reduction

The best and safest way to use essential oils on the skin is to dilute a few drops into carrier oils, such as jojoba or coconut oils before applying them directly to the skin. Generally, adding just a few drops of essential oil to the carrier oil is enough to reap the benefits of using oils like lavender and helichrysum while keeping your tattooed skin healthy and supple.

About Nora:

Nora Finch, long time practicing Esthetician in the Sacramento area believes in a holistic approach to wellness.  She is a strong advocate for intentional self care, by empowering and cultivating our overall and well-being inside as well as out.  She is dedicated to educating her clients about minimizing the use of chemicals, synthetics, artificial dyes, and colors they put into their bodies as well as products we put on the skin topically.

Nora, of Thai Ancestry, is the owner and founder of n. Sati (which translates to Mindfulness in the ancient language of Pali), a natural face and body care line, where she offers many beautiful and exotic essential oils, as well as flower essence blends.  They are clean, safe, and handcrafted to awaken the beauty and love within, bringing you beautiful scents of the spa.

By using the tools of nature to balance mind, body and soul, you’ll not only achieve the best results in skin care, but in self-care as well. To learn more about the n. Sati Skin Care product line and services, please visit our website at www.nsati.com

n. Sati Product Feature:

Balancing Oil

(face/body serum)

This nutrient-rich serum delivers optimum restorative benefits to the skin.  Though it contains helichrysum oil which speeds healing, it is recommended 3-4 weeks after the skin has healed, post tat care.  Its precious blend of botanicals and intoxicating scent keep the skin moisturized and not oily, as well as it keeps your ink as fresh looking, as the day you left the shop!  Can be used on the face as well in place of a moisturizer. 

 

Find it here:

http://www.nsati.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=43&virtuemart_category_id=12&Itemid=406

Pre-Marriage Spiritual Coaching

Write a list of what you value, love, and respect about each other. Including

what makes the other smile.

(Good to refer back to and read once you’ve had children if you choose to do so.  Reminds you of why you picked to be with each other).
Then each of you answer these questions, and leave them out for each other to read privately when complete.
1) Do you feel loved, overall by me?
Do I show you in enough ways I love you?
Or are there other ways I can show you I love you?
2) In what ways can I improve our relationship?
3) Do you feel I could communicate my frustrations/anger differently?

Thou Art The Forbidden

It seems for reasons unknown,

She steals hearts singing sonnets and inviting crowds with her hips.

She curtsies and plagues rhythms of amusing beats,

To write strands of her story on the pavement.

In her hours of incessant playing,

She compiles the forbidden art of drumming,

Leaving behind memories of cold sake and sweet nothingness.

Spiritual Development Begins Early

Nurture. Cultivate. Empower
Nurture,
Talk to yourself, and ask questions.
Look to art, music, nature, movement, the written word, or self care products and services to connect with the inner you.
Cultivate.
Make you a priority and commit to the lifestyle of self care and preservation of complete health.
Empower.
The reward.  An empowered mind, body, and spirit.
All three unite to lay the foundation of high self esteem, allowing the full potential for an individual’s success in life. I feel learning and teaching our young people about spirituality is one way that fosters this growth on many levels, and should be essential in teaching our children this very useful skill, I consider a philosophy of living.
Children need to find comfort in the confusion they may face in the workings of the world.  They also need to feel a sense of belonging.  Many parents have lost contact with their children during the teenage years, leaving them clueless as to what is going on in their lives. If there is any point in their lives especially important as well as the young toddler years, this is it.
They are learning about who they are, where they fit in, as well as where they are going.  This is imposed on many of them at the beginning of high school if not before.  (What an appropriate time for spiritual coaching).
They need a place to turn to even if their parents are involved in their lives.   Some are not comfortable with the idea of seeing a counselor, and may not have any other close adult friend they can talk to.
This is where spirituality can give them a space to connect with themselves, as well as have a space they are not feeling judged for their actions or decisions, and accepts them regardless.  They need this outlet.
A teenager’s life is more stressful than many people think, if people were to seriously sit down and reflect on all of the stimulation they receive from the environment and what they are being taught, and by who, parents might gain a better understanding of what their children are going through.  And
they might see how serious it is to make sure we are in constant communication with them.
For example, the topic of rejection, I feel our media/society actually teaches us many ways to reject ourselves. I personally had never realized how many ways we are shown this through their standards of how to live.  It’s no wonder people become so angry.  From the color of our skin, our sexual orientation, handicaps, how tall or short we are, where we are from, how much money we have,  this is a sure fire way for those of us who pay attenttion to feel rejected.  And not only that,  but it also divides us as a people.
Just take a look for yourself, and see what types of things are portrayed:
-what makes a person likeable, how we should act, what we should look like, and how we should live our lives…and how you are viewed if you don’t follow the tradtional American lifestyle…
All the more reason to connect spiritually.
Now think about how being spiritually connected to oneself can benefit someone feeling so lonely and rejected by their environment…
And how it is so important…
So, as for “being spiritual,” it’s long overdue to say that I feel that it doesn’t need to be a form of organized religion nor anything god-based.  It is a very personal commitment to a way of living, that I feel should only be dictated by the individual, and what resonates with them.
(They are probably many individuals who don’t relate to organized religion, and just haven’t discovered other means to teach their children a philosophy and so good morals become lost; along with its importance as an everyday way of living).
Equipping our children at an early age with useful tools empowers them on all levels and helps them cope with the reality of the world.  That includes situations/challenges of the world as well as people whose actions they cannot control.  If our children learned they can only control themselves with a better understanding of those around them, and why they do what they do, they would have a much fairer chance of not letting their environment affect them. So you see, being spiritually aware serves many functions of importance in developing a healthy, well-rounded individual.
Below I have compiled a list of why I feel teaching this is so important, and how this philosophy will benefit children as well as adults, more specifically:
1) Spirituality as philosophy of living, connects you with yourself.  When you make the commitment to loving and nurturing yourself first and foremost, nothing in your environment can affect your sense of self esteem, worth, or value, because they have no power.  It will also help them understand the ways of the natural world.
2) It connects you with things beyond the physical world to see that everything is connected.  When one becomes aware of this, one also accesses the wisdom of manifestation and creating whatever their heart desires in this world.  And what a great way to empower the young!
3) As a young adult, going through many stresses of their own, whatever it may be, spirituality also fosters reassurance. Especially in alone time, or at the end of the day when the distractions are gone.  I passionately feel many people aren’t teaching their kids the value of alone time.  Having a hectic lifestyle and constantly being pre-occupied with “things” and a constant on-the-go lifestyle is not teaching them this, nor balance in their lives, on any level.
4) It’s helpful for them to know they exist for a reason, have gifts to give the world, and can manifest anything their heart desires.  It is only society and their environment that holds them back from such dreams. And the more connected to themselves they are, the more abundance they will have.
5) It also teaches them harmony and balance within, to find their guidance here, learn to appreciate their own worth.
6) They can find a sense of duty to others, as helping others feel special and happy makes them feel happy.  This teaches compassion, something I don’t think is really taught anymore, unless one comes from a spiritual home.
7) There is only a “sense” of being alone.  Help them get into touch spiritually, and that world will open up.
Now, here is a list of some easy steps for teenagers to connect with themselves:
Make it something fun and enjoyable!
Play with angel cards, they are a great tool, that work just like positive affirmation cards.
Doreen Virtue, holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, she has written over 50 books and has an extensive collection of cards
They can carry a few with them
Create a spiritual place or start a spiritual practice (drawing, painting, some other craft, yoga, meditation, sit in nature, gardening)
Reading self-help or spiritual based books, they are short ones now too, if yours just aren’t into reading much
And as they get older, incorporating self care/self preservation rituals like facials, massage, specialty beauty products,non-competitive sports…)
Here is a list of some recommended reading for them, if they are readers:
The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz
Illusions by Richard Bach
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Daily Spiritual Laws for Success, Ages 10 – 16, with Evening Blessings

Daily Spiritual Laws
May I enter this day refreshed,
Mastering Self-Discipline through:
Awareness of my thoughts and actions, considering others
Show kindness, patience, and forgiveness
Including those who are unfriendly to me
Show generosity with respect, contentment, and gratitude for my gifts in life
Courage and strength through times of challenge
My choice in friends as they help my path to success
My skills and talents, as they make me unique
Respect of myself as a whole, inside and out
Nurturing myself daily, by speaking to myself, recognizing I hold all the answers I seek
Always ask questions to seek my truth
Evening Devotion:
Dear ______________________(fill in with a spiritual teacher (living or deceased), angel, guide or whoever of your choosing
Thank you for giving me this day to share with my loved ones.
Please allow me to let go the stresses of my day,
To have good dreams,
 And wake, renewed and refreshed.

Daily Spiritual Laws for Success, Ages 4 – 10, With Evening Blessings

Daily Spiritual Laws

I am strong, powerful, and intelligent.
I respect myself, because I have purpose,
value, and have gifts to give.
I practice kindness, patience, and forgiveness daily,
Especially with those who may be unfriendly to me
I show generosity, respect, and gratitude for the gifts I am given.
I nurture myself by discovering my unique talents.
Evening Devotion
Dear ___________ (fill in with a spiritual teacher, angels, or any guides of your choosing)
Thank you for giving me this day to share with those I love.
Please help me release any stresses of my day,
To have good dreams,
And wake, renewed and refreshed.

Law of Balance, Focus, and Strength

Affirmation/Study Card for Young Students or Anyone Needing Focus

Perfect for study time.

Focus, clarity and strength

Law of Balance, Focus, and Strength

I am balanced and focused with perfect clarity, in mind and body to complete the tasks ahead of me.
I am patient and allow myself to work at my own pace to achieve all of my goals during this time.
I am intelligent and with hard work I know I can succeed at whatever I put my mind to.