Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Great handmade gift ideas from etsy.com

If you are a femenine girl with a romantic perspetive or you are a romantic boyfriend, this is a great gift idea from etsy.com!
They are whimsical designs and together I am sure they would look beautiful, what do you think?
I really like the concept of this two girls from etsy, I discovered reconstructionist looking for cute bloomers for my dresses, and she has a link to Imyourpresent in etsy she has truly AWESOME leggins that are super in style this season.

I am sure you will love to stay at home, cozy and stylish and wearing this outfit this holiday season!

Loves


Editing our life´s script


Creative Cuts
Editing Your Life

Our lives can be compared to an ongoing movie script over which we have complete creative control. Within us lies the power to examine what works or isn’t working in our lives and make “edits” to our life’s script, accordingly. Choosing to actively edit your life can be incredibly empowering. As you evolve, you have the choice to accept the script you’ve written thus far or edit it so you can create a life that fulfills you. You can cut out from your life’s script what is no longer working for you. Acknowledging that you are responsible for the experience you create gives you the ability to create the life you’ve always longed for.

Granted, editing your real life isn’t always as easy as erasing a line of text. If you’ve carried emotional baggage or held on to an unhealthy relationship for a long time, these may be difficult to edit out. But when you do cut out what isn’t working from your life, you’ll feel lighter and more alive. Editing out activities that you find stressful, disassociating yourself from people that drain your energy, and letting go of your emotional baggage are all beneficial cuts you can make. In the empty spaces that are left behind, you can add in anything you like. Just as you have the power to edit out negative situations or beliefs that you no longer wish to have as part of your life, you can now include the kinds of positive experiences, people, and beliefs that you would like to fill your life with. The manifestation of these thoughts and images as realities in your life will inevitably follow. As you make changes to your life, you can also add in the bits where you choose mo! re intimate, healthier relationships, seek out adventure over tedium, and are no longer negatively impacted by old experiences.

To begin editing your life, simply think about your positive and negative experiences. When you determine what parts of your life are no longer serving you, make the commitment to remove them – though, it is important to remember that there is no proper timing or way to do this, and patience and compassion for yourself are always important during this process. Then, ask yourself what has brought you profound bliss and consider how you can make those experiences and beliefs part of your life now. With a little editing, you’ll be able to clear out what is no longer serving you and make room in your life for more happiness, love, and wisdom.

Daily Om

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Reversed Perceptions


Being Projected Upon

We all have issues, as well as undesirable qualities or traits that we don’t like about ourselves. Most of us realize that we are not perfect and that it is natural to have unpleasant thoughts, motivations, desires, or feelings. However, when a person does not acknowledge these, they may ascribe those characteristics to someone else, deeming other people instead as angry, jealous, or insecure. In psychological terms, such blaming and fault finding is called projection. When we are the target of projections, it can be confusing and frustrating, not to mention maddening, particularly when we know that we are not the cause of another person’s distress.

Even people who are well aware of their issues may find that sensitive subjects can bring up unexpected projections. They may feel insecure about a lack of funds and thus view a friend as extravagant. Or, if they really want to get in shape, they may preach the benefits of exercise to anyone and everyone. While we can try to avoid people we know who engage in projecting their “stuff” onto others, we can’t always steer clear of such encounters. We can, however, deflect some projections through mindfulness and meditation. A useful visualization tool is to imagine wrapping ourselves in a protective light everyday. At other times, we may have to put up a protective shield when we feel a projection coming our way, reminding ourselves that someone else’s issues are not ours.

Although it’s difficult not to react when we are the recipient of a projection, it is a good idea to try to remain calm and let the other person know if they are being unreasonable and disrespectful. We all know that it’s not fun to be dumped on. Likewise, we should be mindful that we don’t take our own frustrations out on others. When we take ownership of our thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings, we are less likely to project our issues or disowned qualities onto others.



Daily Om

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Instruction Manual for Living

Lessons of Discovery

Depending on what stage we are in our lives, we can sometimes feel like we ought to know more about who we are or how to live. We may even berate ourselves for making the same mistakes, or for just not "getting it," whatever "it" may be. We wonder how our lives would be now, if only we had “known better.” During moments like these, it is important to remember that none of us are born with instruction manuals and that learning lessons is a lifelong journey.

Inherent to our being born is that we are here to observe, learn, and grow. Accompanying this is a built-in guarantee that there will be mistakes and misadventures along the way. And while it is only natural that we may sometimes become overwhelmed, especially when the lessons keep coming, it is important to remember that learning to understand yourself and your world is an ongoing and active process where the journey is more important than the destination. Every lesson is intended so you can become more of who you are. And as you grow through this self-discovery, you begin to create your own instruction manual. The "how’s" and "why’s" are yours to discover, and part of the beauty of being alive is that these rules are always changing.

If you feel that you would like to explore what your personal instruction manual may already say, then try writing down in order some of the significant events that have happened to you. It’s also important to take note of what you learned from each one. When you are done, you may be surprised to discover how much you are always growing, and that every lesson learned always informs the next. That being said, there is never any need to be hard on yourself or think that you should have it all figured out. We always know as much as we’re meant to know at that moment, and growing into our fullness is a process that unfolds in divine timing. You and your life are beautiful works in progress. Discover yourself and embrace your life’s lessons, and your instruction manual will create itself.

Daily Om

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Staying Afloat Amidst the Spin

Taking Things Personally
Every time you interact with others, you have the choice to listen to, acknowledge, and let go of their words, or you can take what they are saying personally. Taking things personally is often the result of perceiving a person’s actions or words as an affront or slight. In order to take something personally, you must read negative intent in an individual’s words or actions. But what people do and say has no bearing upon you and is usually based on their own experiences, emotions, and perceptions. If you attempt to take what they do or say personally, you may end up feeling hurt without reason.

If you are tempted to take a comment or action personally, creating some distance between yourself and the other person can help you. Try to determine what is at the root of your feelings. Ask yourself if the other person’s words or actions are just reinforcing some insecurity within you or if you can really be sure that an offense was intended. You may even want to ask them what they meant. Finally, put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Instead of taking their words as the truth, or as a personal affront, remember that whatever was said or done is based on their opinion and is more reflective of what is going on inside of them, rather than having anything to do with you. You may have been an easy target for someone having a bad day, and their comments may have been offered with no ill intentions.

When you recognize that what anyone says or does doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with you, you will no longer feel hurt or attacked. While it’s easy to take things personally, you should never let anyone’s perceptions or actions affect how you see yourself or your worth. Your life is personal to you, and it is up to you to influence your own value and sense of well-being.

Daily Om

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mexican white embroidered dress


A insanely cute tunic mini dress, inspired by love, is great for all year long, if you like hippie chic boho folk and a ethnic and natural look, -add a Mexican white dress to your favorites-

http://www.aidacoronado.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mexican Bag


Before we embarked upon the journey of our lifes we decided to make small changes, a Mexican bohemian, laid back, life style, where love for the pieces you wear is more important than how trendy it is.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Maya Clothes and Myths

In ancient times the Maya believed that clothing could Transform a person and a person could transform the garment and is Expressed through It.

Naturally clothing was of great cultural significance. They would often make textiles to enhance religious power; the most common way of doing this was dressing for the maize gods.


Women and men would wear a net overskirt made of jade
, the color of life, which represented their high place in society. In order to dress as a maize deity and manipulate the regeneration of the maize plant they would weave serpents onto huipils to symbolize lightning.
The lightning god is the god believed to have created maize on the top of Mt. Sustenance.

Mayan elite would also wear a shark shell belt and a jade-netted collar to the maize deity costume. Other significant costumes consisted of wearing many Quetzal
and eagle feathers on headdresses to represent and elite’s power in blue and green tones, which represented the fifth direction, the center of celestial, terrestrial and the underworld levels of the cosmos.

Kings would also wear jaguar
skin skirts, which signified their connection between the sky and the earth.
Wikipedia, about Maya and Mexican Textiles traditions

Saturday, November 1, 2008

How Mexicans celebrate "The day of the death" "El dia de los muertos"

November 1st and 2nd

How to Celebrate, the "Day of the death" o "El dia de los muertos"

We started today our celebrations for honoring the day of the death, today November 1st it is said is the "Angelitos day" or "El dia de todos los Santos", Granmothers say it is a special day to remember our loved little children that wanted to return to the "Cielo" (sky) before us, and tomorrow we will celebrate, "the day of the death", where we remember all our loved ones that departed already.

This two days are very special for us, and even we celebrate them with Joy and Hapinnes there is also that feeling when you start remembering all your loved ones, that already passed away, this is the reason that you would see people crying and laughing when celebrating this beautiful days.

We will do an "ALTAR" in the cementery or in our own house, we will add a beautiful picture of our loved ones, cempasúchitl flowes, we offer some salt and water, for the spirit fo purification, favorite food of our loved ones, maybe they liked to drink a special beverage or even smoke a cigarrete and of course the favorite candies and desserts and we decorate with "papel picado".

It is s special day, to celebrate and share it with our loved ones, to celebrate death and our own rebirth, to create an union with our departed souls and to show them our respect and love.

We believe, during the Day of the Dead, it is easier for the souls of the departed to visit the living.

Families will go to cemeteries to communicate with the souls of the departed, and will build private altars, containing the favorite foods and beverages, and photos and memorabilia, of the departed.
The intent is to invite and encourage visits by the souls, so that the souls will hear the prayers and the comments of the living directed to them. The celebrations can be humurous too, as celebrants remember funny events and anecdotes about the departed!

This day November 2nd 2008, would be my first "day of the death" honoring my Dad Jorge, Rest in peace Papá, we was the most wonderful Dad for us, He loved us so much, and he always wanted the good for his family and for everybody, and stayed in the "Good side", even when people was not really nice with him and He always kept the inner peace and continue this way for ever in his life, I learned this and a lot of other "not school" lessons, we miss him a lot... hopefully this day he will leave his restful space and visit us in this funny world today and join us in the party!. =)

I feel his protection and sometimes I hear him in my dreams, giving me advice, I know he is with us always and one day we would be together again.

Well, now we are off to the market, I need fresh flowers, papel picado, inciense, good food, dessert, cigarretes, and candy for my Papá´s first Altar.

And this night we will get together to celebrate this day and to share with our beloved ones that already left us, what we have become and ask them force, strenght and wisdom to continue with out them.

To a Loved Dad from his loved Wife and daughters
in this first day of the death November 2nd 2008
Jorge Salinovich Coronado
7 September 1948- 21 March 2008
Papa a donde vas?
answer: "Voy Pa´viejo"

We love you and miss you!




The Bohemian Way, A true lifestyle?


As soon as we started our search for a more natural and healthy lifestyle, we also noticed our taste and style for clothing, bags and accesories among other fashion goods, all of a sudden has changed too.
We want individuality, uniqueness, we deserve handmade clothes made by loving hands, to reflect and feel this in our hearts, we want to be conected and have a relationship with our "things".
And this changes are all over our world, we see small and big changes in the bigger and smallest nations.

We are in the place we belong to, and we are getting ourselves ready fpr a big journey that just started.
We want to carry with us clothes and accesories with a meaning for us, not for the people around.

We start wondering about "A bohemian life style" just to find out it is your currently style and everybody wants to achieve it.

It is happening to everybody who is true in all senses.
Who can see the world through clean eyes.

The change seems to be now, are you ready for yours?