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JAI MA - SALUTE THE DIVINE FEMININE!

JAI MA!  Salute the divine feminine ! You may have heard the term “Jai Ma” at some point in your practice, either used in a mantra, or perhaps just “jai” alone more casually at the start of class. It’s a lovely, simple phrase that calls to mind the creative forces in the universe. And more specifically, our acknowledgement and gratitude to them. Even more interesting, it calls to mind the feminine forces, which not only give birth to new things, but can also effect change in the old ones. “’Jai’ is the modern north Indian pronunciation of the Sanskrit word ‘Jaya’ which means ‘Hail or praise/respect to.’ It can also mean ‘Victory to the good’ or ‘Victory to god.’ 'Ma’...

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THIS MONTH'S THEME IS LOVE - 'HOW TO LOVE' - THICH NHAT HANH

  THICH NHAT HANH is a world renowned writer, poet, scholar and Zen Buddhist monk.  This is an excerpt from his beautiful book on 'HOW LOVE.'   THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF TRUE LOVE True love is made of four elements: LOVING KINDNESS, COMPASSION, JOY, and EQUANIMITY.  In Sanskrit, these are, maitri, karuna, mudita, and upeksha. If your love contains these elements, it will be healing and transforming, and it will have the element of holiness in it. True love has the power to heal and transform any situation and bring deep meaning to our lives.  LOVING KINDNESS The first element of true love is loving kindness. The essence of loving kindness is being able to offer happiness. You can be the sunshine...

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BEHERE&LOVE DONATES TO ANIMAL AID UNLIMITED.

You may or may not know but BE HERE & LOVE supports a beautiful rescue animal shelter in India called ANIMAL AID UNLIMITED https://animalaidunlimited.org/about-us/ by donating a small percentage from every top. We are incredibly happy and proud to have been able to donate £500 to them at Christmas!! Animal Aid is a life-changing place for both people and animals in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.  When searching for a brand to support we found Animal Aid on the internet and it immediately touched our heart. We knew instinctively it was the right charity to support with the brand. Animal Aid has rescued more than 65,000 injured or ill dogs, cows, donkeys, birds and cats to date. The shelter is a life-changing...

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THE MEANING OF LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU

Our new collection this month is focused on this beautiful and powerful mantra of peace. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu It simply means :- ‘May all beings be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.’ As it nears the end of the year, we can’t help but reflect on how we have spent the last 365 days on this earth.  It’s been a year of great change and global uncertainty and there have been times where it has been hard to find stability and peace withThis mantra can play an important role in guiding us on how we think and perhaps how we...

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