July Open House Weekend | Wonderworks :: Located in Toronto
Don’t Miss our Open House this Weekend!
Wonderworks is a shop, gallery, workshop space, and community centre in Toronto, Canada, dedicated to women's spirituality, alternative healing & holistic health, and creativity.
tarot and oracle decks
crystals and stones
Wise Women of History
Our goal is to bring wellness and joy to the world. We believe that by improving the quality of a person’s life, we also contribute to making the world itself a better place.
We carry books, crystals, tarot and oracle decks, flower essences, pendulums, journals, jewelery, goddess statues, meditation benches, runes, essential oils, natural and ayurvedic toiletries, charms,
candles, incense, wands and more.
We avoid plastic, and carry as many locally-made and hand-made products as we can.
Wonderworks is also home to the Fleishman Gallery, accessed through the shop. The gallery is dedicated to
contemporary art with themes related to feminism, the environment, and spirituality.
We also hold a variety of classes in our gallery space, including tarot classes, pagan concerts, yoga, reiki, meditation, wise woman series, and
an endless amount of how-to workshops.
Don’t Miss our Open House this Weekend!
Featured essential Oil
Myrrh oil has a warm, slightly musty smell and is pale yellow to amber in color.
Origin of myrrh oil
It is a small tree that can grow up to 5 meters (16 feet) high with light bark and knotted branches, few leaves and small white flowers. It is native to Somalia, Arabia and Yemen.
When the bark is cut, the gum resin exudes as a pale yellow liquid, which dries into reddish-brown lumps the size of a walnut from which the oil is distilled.
Myrrh was very popular in the ancient world and was used as a medicine by the Chinese and Egyptians, and as part of the Egyptian sun-worshipping ritual and mummification. It was used in cosmetics, while Greek soldiers took a phial of Myrrh oil with them into battle, to stop bleeding wounds.
Myrrh oil is extracted by steam distillation
Myrrh oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but could be toxic in high dosage and should not be used in pregnancy, as it can act as a uterine stimulant.
Myrrh oil is effective against excessive mucus in the lungs and helps to clear ailments such as colds, catarrh, coughs, sore throats and bronchitis. It is used for diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence and hemorrhoids (haemorrhoids).
It is very good for mouth and gum disorders, such as mouth ulcers, pyorrhea (pyorrhea), gingivitis, spongy gums and sore throats. On the skin, it is used with great success on boils, skin ulcers, bedsores, chapped and cracked skin, ringworm, weeping wounds, eczema and athlete’s foot.
Furthermore, it is of great help to promote menstruation and for relieving painful periods and to ease difficult labor in childbirth.
Myrrh oil is of great benefit to the respiratory tract, the digestive system, for gum and mouth disorders, in skin care, as well as urino-genital and gynecological problems.
Tomorrow at Wonderworks!
Reiki with Shelly, 5:30pm-9pm
Book your appointment Here:http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30232019?bookingSourceId=1000
July Open House Weekend!
July 25th -27th
Free Tea Tastings, Chocolate Treats, Live Violin Music with Andrea Tyniec, Raffle Prizes, In-Store Gift Promotions and more! Come to check out all the new spaces in our awesome spot on Baldwin!
Tarot Tuesdays are now by Appointment only.
Please contact Deirdre to schedule your reading!
Her contact details are above:
Activating Crystals VS Charging Crystals
Activation is distinctly different from Charging Crystals.
Charging is the renewal of energy stored within a crystal whereas Activation is the expansion of the crystal’s overall capacity and energy spectrum.
An active crystal functions at an expanded level.
A crystal can be known as a “sleeper” and needs to know how it is going to be used, for example, for healing or for meditative purposes. Making a spiritual connection with the crystal helps to activate it, to awaken its consciousness. Crystals work best if you activate them or program them for a specific purpose that you intend for them to serve.
To activate a crystal, hold it in your hands and visualize light coming from it. You can also hold it, rolling it quickly back and forth in your hands, sleeping with it, gazing at it, washing it and generally handling it.
To awaken its consciousness through ritual, offer some sage, sweetgrass or tobacco and indicate your intent for use of the crystal. This event marks the initiation of the crystal and makes an energetic connection with the person using the crystal. Remember to fully recharge your crystal after you’ve been handling it for activation purposes.
Spend time focussing on the activation concept with the crystal, think about the benefits that type of crystal is good for and meditate on how you would like the crystal to help you. Think about specifics. The more specific you are, the more effective it will be. Make sure you have the right type of crystal for your expectations. This is because each type of crystal gives of its unique frequency. Verbalize your intention for the crystal. By speaking the intention, it solidifies it in your mind. Invite the greater consciousness to participate in the process… ‘For the Highest Good of All, may this crystal activate and fill itself with the infinite Love and Light of Spirit.’
For more information on Cleansing/Charging your crystals see our Blog post Here: http://www.gowonderworks.com/node/1572