By Kathleen Jaramillo Kweskin LMT RYT RMT CEO & Founder of Grow Wellness
THE STORY OF THE GOLDEN BUDDHA: Thousands of years ago in Thailand, there was a statue of the Buddha in a Thai monastery. This statue was made of 2.5 tons, 5,000 pounds of pure solid gold. One day of the monks heard that the Burmese army was going to attack the village. So, they quickly ran out and began to cover the Buddha with clay and concrete so that the army would view the statue as valueless. The army came and they paid no attention to the Golden Buddha. A hundred years passed, and all of the monks that had been involved in the coverup has passed away so the Buddha hid in plain sight. Somewhere in the 1970's this statue was being transported to Bangkok and they weren't being particularly careful with it. During the trip, a monk sat meditating at the base of the statue when he saw something shiny glimmering through a crack. He got the other monks and they began to chip away at the concrete until the Golden Buddha was revealed!
Message: We are all born golden and full of potential. We are born with child-like wonder and curiosity of the world! Over time, we begin to cover ourselves with social norms, fears, self doubts and false priorities until we no longer see our worth. It usually takes a big event, like a tragedy, a divorce or a big accomplishment, when a piece of our clay falls off and we are once again able to see the gold within us! It then becomes an incredible journey towards wholeness as we continue to heal our lack of self worth and reveal our true authentic self
What is BLISS? Bliss is a concept in positive psychology all about following your passions and your purpose. It asks us to look for the activities and things in our lives that bring us true joy, this creates a bliss and flow state where opportunity and potential become endless! When you follow your bliss, you begin to attract others that also are following their bliss and suddenly doors and opportunities begin to open that you weren't aware existed. Instead of dreaming about your best life, you find yourself in the nectar of your best life.
How to find your BLISS REFLECTION- Take a moment to sit somewhere quiet and reflect upon the activities and things in your life that bring you true joy. You can identify these activities by finding the ones where you lose track of time and you are pulled into the present moment. Write these activities down and reflect on how you can integrate these activities into your routine and schedule consistently. MAKE TIME FOR YOUR TRIBE- Make time for the people in your life that are also pursuing their best self! Surround yourself with uplifting people and have the courage to meet new people! Join groups or communities centered around your activities of bliss! Find your vibration shifting to bliss and flow state when you follow what speaks to your heart.
What Grow Wellness Offers for BLISS Energy Healing Sessions! Try a Reiki or Hypnotherapy session to connect you back to a balanced and blissful state of mind. Book your session by calling 203-403-3710 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (virtual sessions also available!) Yoga and Meditation Classes! Yoga and meditation are prime examples of bliss activities that nourish your mind, body and spirit. Create a routine around our amazing class schedule, connecting with yourself and being welcomed into an entire community of people pursuing purpose, thriving and wellness! Check out our class schedule HERE! You can reserve your classes HERE! Therapeutic Massage Sessions! We have an incredible array of therapeutic massages, integrating a variety of modalities! Enjoy a reiki infused massage with our Grow Peaceful Massage Journey or an incredibly calming and rejuvenating lymphatic session with our Grow Detox Massage Journey! Check out our menu HERE WORKSHOPS! We are offering consistent Goat Yoga and Rise and Renew New Moon workshops throughout the summer! These workshops are BY FAR our most popular events, with uplifting and therapeutic effects reported to be "game changing" for the way we operate in our daily lives. One of our students reported that the bliss from Goat Yoga lasted weeks afterwards! Head to our schedule and reserve your spots today! Products! We hand select every single thing in our shop, tailored to invoke specific wellness goals. Our most uplifting products to match this months theme are: Passionflower tincture, Ashwagandha CBD Capsules, CBD Tincture, Sunrise CBD Salve, Dharana CBD Aromatherapy Roller bottle; Pranayama CBD Roller bottle; Vintage Thatobati Singing Bowls from India; Elephant pants from India; Bright colored yoga blankets; Bright citrine, selenite and amethyst crystals, CBD honey, CBD Golden Milk Lattes and SO MUCH MORE!!! To shop and get 10% off until August 1st, head to our online shop HERE and use discount code: Happiness