Is there a spiritually minded friend on your gift-giving list this season? While the journey to spiritual awareness is a personal one, we have some great gift ideas that are designed to awaken the spirit and enlighten the soul.
A labyrinth bowl
The action of tracing the pattern in a labyrinth bowl with the fingers is symbolic of a personal journey and can help calm the mind and bring a sense of peace and harmony to the soul. Perfect for gift giving, this pretty labyrinth bowl (uncommongoods.com, $38) comes with a presentation box and story card.
The chakras are the seven main centres in the body where energy flows in and out. When the chakras are balanced and the energy flows freely, a mental, physical and spiritual state of well-being can be achieved. Essential oils can assist in supporting this balance, so help your friend attain a state of wellness by giving her an Aveda chakra balancing body mist. Seven fragrance options are available, one for each chakra. (aveda.com, $30)
A guide to crystals
Stones and crystals have healing properties that help strengthen the spirit and heal the soul. Your friend can discover and harness the properties of crystals when you gift her with a guide to crystal healing, such as Stepping Stones to Crystal Basics: Beginners Basics by Mira Bai (amazon.ca, $13) or Crystal Enlightenment: The Transforming Properties of Crystals & Healing Stones by Katrina Raphaell (chapters.indigo.ca, $12).
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Sometimes the simple gift of jewellery, such as these sun and moon earrings (uncommongoods.com, $39), can do and say so much. This lovely gift features two inspirational and empowering charms — one is a symbol of transformation, while the other harnesses the power of stones to bring happiness and positive energy. For someone who enjoys personal affirmations, the om mantra earrings (tenthousandvillages.ca, $14) are a great choice of gift. The earrings are carved with a Sanskrit reminder to live life with compassion.
A good book is always a wonderful gift choice, and many books on all aspects of spirituality are out there, so it’s easy to make the perfect choice for your recipient. Three titles to check out are Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (chapters.indigo.ca, $13), The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living by the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler (amazon.ca $20) and 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (amazon.ca, $11).