Featured Tarot Card from The Tarot of the Cat People
The Emperor

The Emperor shows us that domination of the mind over the heart is sometimes not wanted, but in some cases is it necessary and even welcomed, and that this is part of what we must think about when he appears. When hard choices must be made it’s important to maintain your concentration and focus, and this is something this time period will make it easy for you to do. Enjoy the assertiveness and confidence it that this self-control and focus brings. Forge ahead and do what you know is best. If you can master yourself then you should have little problem mastering the world and all the things in it.
It looks as though a kind, older man may be part of your scenario. This could be a work colleague, or your father or a father-type figure.
Be sure to take time out for yourself in order to honor your need for spiritual growth. Do not focus totally on your left-brained aspects (logic, reason, order,) but allow your right brain to have input too. Logic can lead you to the spirit, if you allow this, and if you don’t get too stuck in your logical self. Meditation, (which requires great discipline) will come easier for you now if you make the time and effort.

Featured Tarot Card from 
The Tarot of the Cat People

The Emperor

The Emperor shows us that domination of the mind over the heart is sometimes not wanted, but in some cases is it necessary and even welcomed, and that this is part of what we must think about when he appears. When hard choices must be made it’s important to maintain your concentration and focus, and this is something this time period will make it easy for you to do. 
Enjoy the assertiveness and confidence it that this self-control and focus brings. Forge ahead and do what you know is best. If you can master yourself then you should have little problem mastering the world and all the things in it.

It looks as though a kind, older man may be part of your scenario. This could be a work colleague, or your father or a father-type figure.

Be sure to take time out for yourself in order to honor your need for spiritual growth. Do not focus totally on your left-brained aspects (logic, reason, order,) but allow your right brain to have input too. Logic can lead you to the spirit, if you allow this, and if you don’t get too stuck in your logical self. 
Meditation, (which requires great discipline) will come easier for you now if you make the time and effort.

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Heart Healing: Eden Energy Medicine Workshop | Wonderworks :: Located in Toronto

Heart Healing Energy Medicine Workshop - Tuesday, Aug 26th

Heart energy is summer energy: rich, joyous and flavorful. Come to the Eden Energy Medicine “Heart Healing” workshop presented by Eva Gold, advanced Eden Energy Medicine therapist.
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Pre-register and save $10!
$60/$50 in advance

To Register: info@gowonderworks.com or call 416-323-3131

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This Friday at Wonderworks!
Ceremony & Story in Times of TransitionJuicy Friday with Kristen Roderick


Learn ways of marking major turning points through ceremony and storytelling – calling back the wisdom inherent in us all.
7:00pm - 9:00pmCost: FREE!
Please call or email Wonderworks to RSVP: 416 323 3131 or info@gowonderworks.com

This Friday at Wonderworks!

Ceremony & Story in Times of Transition
Juicy Friday with Kristen Roderick

Learn ways of marking major turning points through ceremony and storytelling – calling back the wisdom inherent in us all.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: FREE!

Please call or email Wonderworks to RSVP: 416 323 3131 or info@gowonderworks.com

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Featured Essential Oil Blend from Karooch
Love Potion
Keyword: Sensual

Love Potion…to be shared with someone you love or when you just want to feel sensuous.

Mandarin- calming, refreshing;
Clovebud- antiseptic, aphrodisiac;
Sandalwood- calming, aphrodisiac;
Rosewood- deodorant;
Lavender- calming, balancing, deodorant;
Lemon- detoxifier, immune system enhancer;
Ylang Ylang- calming, balancing, aphrodisiac.

Featured Essential Oil Blend from Karooch

Love Potion

Keyword: Sensual

Love Potion…to be shared with someone you love or when you just want to feel sensuous.

Mandarin- calming, refreshing;

Clovebud- antiseptic, aphrodisiac;

Sandalwood- calming, aphrodisiac;

Rosewood- deodorant;

Lavender- calming, balancing, deodorant;

Lemon- detoxifier, immune system enhancer;

Ylang Ylang- calming, balancing, aphrodisiac.

Aromatherapy essential oil blends Love sensual aphrodisiac

Featured Essential Oil
Juniper Berry Juniperus communis

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts Used: Berries
Color: Clear
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aromatic Description: Crisp, woody, sweet, earthy
Oil Uses: Colds, flu, acne, cellulitis, gout. Rheumatism, toxin build-up
Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy and those with kidney problems

The branches and berries of the Juniper tree have been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes since ancient times.
The Old Testament includes several references to the juniper tree alluding to its use to cleanse purify and eliminate that which is false and/or negative.
Native Americans used juniper berries for medicinal applications and burn the berries to cleanse and purify the air. 
Juniper berries are a natural antiseptic, as is the essential oil. It may help combat acne when used in low dilutions in skin care applications. A room mist/air refresher made with Juniper Berry Essential oil may help kill airborne germs.
 Emotionally, Juniper Berry essential oil is calming and helps to ease stress without imparting the sedative effects that other relaxants are known for. Spiritually, when used in a room mist, diffuser or candle burner it cleanses and purifies the air. It is a good choice for use during prayer or meditation.

 

Featured Essential Oil

Juniper Berry Juniperus communis

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Parts Used: Berries

Color: Clear

Perfumery Note: Middle

Aromatic Description: Crisp, woody, sweet, earthy

Oil Uses: Colds, flu, acne, cellulitis, gout. Rheumatism, toxin build-up

Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy and those with kidney problems

The branches and berries of the Juniper tree have been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes since ancient times.

The Old Testament includes several references to the juniper tree alluding to its use to cleanse purify and eliminate that which is false and/or negative.

Native Americans used juniper berries for medicinal applications and burn the berries to cleanse and purify the air. 

Juniper berries are a natural antiseptic, as is the essential oil. It may help combat acne when used in low dilutions in skin care applications. A room mist/air refresher made with Juniper Berry Essential oil may help kill airborne germs.

 Emotionally, Juniper Berry essential oil is calming and helps to ease stress without imparting the sedative effects that other relaxants are known for. Spiritually, when used in a room mist, diffuser or candle burner it cleanses and purifies the air. It is a good choice for use during prayer or meditation.

 

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Remedies for Stress Relief and Relaxation
Anxiety, stress, worry … they become such a part of our daily lives that we almost begin to think of them as natural and normal.  There are some simple methods we can incorporate into our lives to help us deal with these common problems. 
Lavender Essential Oil and Dried Herb
Lavender is the best place to start.  Dried lavender or lavender essential oil are things we should all have in our homes, kept by our beds or even in our medicine cabinets. 
For relaxation with lavender essential oil, rub just a tiny amount on your wrists or temples.  Do this when feeling stressed or anxious, or before bed to help you sleep. You can also put a few drops of lavender essential oil in an oil burner to disperse the therapeutic scent throughout your home, or better yet, put a few drops of the oil into a nebulizer.  Nebulizers are similar to oil burners, but instead of heating the oil, they produce a cool mist. 
For relaxation with dried lavender, try putting a sachet under or inside your pillow, or carry it in your purse/bag. Take it out and crush the sachet in your hands to release the smell, and breathe deep.
Essential Oils
Other essential oils are also helpful with relaxation.  Bergamot, jasmine, and even scents that might not be listed as relaxing, but remind us of happy times in our pasts. 
Karooch’s “Dreamtime” essential oil blend, a combination of known relaxers, is designed to be used in an oil burner or diffuser anytime during the day but especially at bedtime. Treat it like a ritual: add the Dreamtime blend to a diffuser or rub on your wrists and take a moment to breathe deeply. 
Flower Essence Remedies
If you’re worried about disturbing others with essential oil scents, try using flower essences.  Flower essences are different from essential oils: they are scentless, and are generally taken internally.  Many plants that don’t produce essential oils are available in flower essence formats, allowing for an increased variety.  Five Flower Formula is a blend of the most effective flower essences for the most extreme situations; take drops of it when your stress is peaking.
Larch and chamomile flower essences are also helpful for anxiety, as well as Fireweed Combo and Guardian blend.  Not sure which essence is best for you? Curl up in the shop with a cup of tea and our reference guide, or check with our staff, who will be able to help you choose your essences.
Tea
Tea, of course, is a classic aid in relaxation.  Taking a moment to sip on a hot cup of tea is a relaxing process in itself, and even better if the tea you’re drinking is made with relaxing herbs. Stop by Wonderworks and try a cup of our Rose Spice or Balance Blend tea, made by us!  The herbs in the Balance Blend give the drinker a sense of calm and serenity.
Gemstones
There are several easy-to-use gemstones for relaxation, calm, and stress-relief. Amethyst helps quiet the brain for focus and sleep, and hematite helps ground us and connect us to the earth when we’re feeling anger, anxious, or worried.  Lepidolite is a great balancer and brings a sense of peace and harmony, and Tiger’s Eye helps us overcome discouragement.  Black Tourmaline repels negative energy from others, and rose quartz makes us feel loved and connects us to the knowledge that we have a loving place in the universe.  
Bath/Water Rituals
Gem elixirs (crystals infused into a potent solution) are also helpful. These elixirs can be added to baths or rubbed into the skin.  Rose Quartz gem elixir is excellent for use in relaxing baths, along with massage and ayurvedic bath oils (especially the rose-scented oils - a divine treat!). 
As well as being physically cleansing, water and especially salt water baths are a spiritual and emotional cleanser.  Take a hot bath with some Dead Sea or Epsom Salts and focus on each part of your body, allowing it to relax into the water.  Imagine your worries and tension being washed away in the hot water.  
 

Wonderworks carries all of these wellness items and more. Come by the shop, try a cup of our tea, breathe in the lavender, and check out all the simple options for relaxation and stress-relief that are available to you. 

Remedies for Stress Relief and Relaxation

Anxiety, stress, worry … they become such a part of our daily lives that we almost begin to think of them as natural and normal.  There are some simple methods we can incorporate into our lives to help us deal with these common problems. 


Lavender Essential Oil and Dried Herb

Lavender is the best place to start.  Dried lavender or lavender essential oil are things we should all have in our homes, kept by our beds or even in our medicine cabinets. 

For relaxation with lavender essential oil, rub just a tiny amount on your wrists or temples.  Do this when feeling stressed or anxious, or before bed to help you sleep. You can also put a few drops of lavender essential oil in an oil burner to disperse the therapeutic scent throughout your home, or better yet, put a few drops of the oil into a nebulizer.  Nebulizers are similar to oil burners, but instead of heating the oil, they produce a cool mist. 

For relaxation with dried lavender, try putting a sachet under or inside your pillow, or carry it in your purse/bag. Take it out and crush the sachet in your hands to release the smell, and breathe deep.

Essential Oils

Other essential oils are also helpful with relaxation.  Bergamot, jasmine, and even scents that might not be listed as relaxing, but remind us of happy times in our pasts. 

Karooch’s “Dreamtime” essential oil blend, a combination of known relaxers, is designed to be used in an oil burner or diffuser anytime during the day but especially at bedtime. Treat it like a ritual: add the Dreamtime blend to a diffuser or rub on your wrists and take a moment to breathe deeply. 

Flower Essence Remedies

If you’re worried about disturbing others with essential oil scents, try using flower essences.  Flower essences are different from essential oils: they are scentless, and are generally taken internally.  Many plants that don’t produce essential oils are available in flower essence formats, allowing for an increased variety.  Five Flower Formula is a blend of the most effective flower essences for the most extreme situations; take drops of it when your stress is peaking.

Larch and chamomile flower essences are also helpful for anxiety, as well as Fireweed Combo and Guardian blend.  Not sure which essence is best for you? Curl up in the shop with a cup of tea and our reference guide, or check with our staff, who will be able to help you choose your essences.

Tea

Tea, of course, is a classic aid in relaxation.  Taking a moment to sip on a hot cup of tea is a relaxing process in itself, and even better if the tea you’re drinking is made with relaxing herbs. Stop by Wonderworks and try a cup of our Rose Spice or Balance Blend tea, made by us!  The herbs in the Balance Blend give the drinker a sense of calm and serenity.

Gemstones

There are several easy-to-use gemstones for relaxation, calm, and stress-relief. Amethyst helps quiet the brain for focus and sleep, and hematite helps ground us and connect us to the earth when we’re feeling anger, anxious, or worried.  Lepidolite is a great balancer and brings a sense of peace and harmony, and Tiger’s Eye helps us overcome discouragement.  Black Tourmaline repels negative energy from others, and rose quartz makes us feel loved and connects us to the knowledge that we have a loving place in the universe.  

Bath/Water Rituals

Gem elixirs (crystals infused into a potent solution) are also helpful. These elixirs can be added to baths or rubbed into the skin.  Rose Quartz gem elixir is excellent for use in relaxing baths, along with massage and ayurvedic bath oils (especially the rose-scented oils - a divine treat!). 

As well as being physically cleansing, water and especially salt water baths are a spiritual and emotional cleanser.  Take a hot bath with some Dead Sea or Epsom Salts and focus on each part of your body, allowing it to relax into the water.  Imagine your worries and tension being washed away in the hot water.  

 

Wonderworks carries all of these wellness items and more. Come by the shop, try a cup of our tea, breathe in the lavender, and check out all the simple options for relaxation and stress-relief that are available to you. 

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