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I have never really paid much attention to reality stars, so if anyone had mentioned Kim Kardashian to me a year ago, I wouldn’t have known who on earth she was! Until that is last Christmas…
Our shop phone was like a hot line, people calling and asking if we stocked Himalayan Salt Lamps, at least 20 calls a day, we were inundated. We have always sold them for the last 20 years, but steadily, so this was a bit of a revelation since new age shops are rarely caught up with trends and fads.
I continually asked these callers why the sudden interest and nobody could tell me, just that they had heard about the benefits and it was all over face book and social media.
Finally one of my customers had watched an episode of The Kardashians whereby Kim had evidently filled every room in her house with Salt Lamps to provide them with the good energy and healing benefits that they can bring about.
While I have little or no interest in tv and celebrity; I have to thank Kim Kardashian for alerting the general public to the wonderful qualities of these ancient Salt Lamps.
And of course it was very nice to make some sales at this level, but I do especially love it when something that is so helpful to our lives makes its way into the mainstream, bringing it into mass awareness like this.
So let me explain more about these Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps. They are said to create anions (negatively charged ions) in the air. Since pollution and the use of electrical equipment create potentially harmful positively charged ions (cations) in the air and cause air quality to deteriorate, using a salt lamp helps to counter the cations. This natural ionisation helps avoid the physical and mental harm created by the electrical smog around us.

Salt Lamps can be used either with electric bulbs or candles depending on the model, both emitting a soft, golden light that lends visual appeal to a room. Not only do they look good, they also function as natural air cleansers. Heat from the bulb or candle make the crystal Salt emit negatively charged ions, which enter the air and neutralise the positively charged ions created by pollution and electrical appliances, wifi, tv’s and phones etc. The neutralised ions become heavy and fall to the ground.

These Lamps are made of natural crystal Salt from underground mines in the Himalayas. The crystal Salt is millions of years old and has a high mineral content as well as unique properties. The cleansing properties of these Lamps are said to help combat illnesses like allergies and asthma. Other sources of anions are waterfalls and the sea; these produce up to 10,000 anions per cubic metre compared to just 100 anions per cubic metre being produced in a city at rush hour time. So is it any wonder then why we all feel exhilarated and refreshed when we are near the ocean or by rushing water.
In this day and age full of electrical smog and pollution, isn’t it wonderful that nature has provided us with such treasures from the earth to help us overcome what is becoming a world full of overload to the body, mind and senses.
My house, just like Kim Kardashians is full of these magical crystal lamps and the continued feedback from my customers only mimics the benefits that I have explained here.
With love and crystal lamp light…
Dana x

For more about crystal energy please see my ‘crystals’ blog.

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Did you know that ‘What is Love’ was revealed as the third most popular Google search of 2014. I might have wondered myself after one particular breakup with a boyfriend, but really! are we so confused or know so little about it that we ask a search engine? It did make me smile.

Perhaps we are trying to re-evaluate the term ‘Love’ in the modern world as we call it! After all, there’s little doubt that we seem to be a nation of soul searchers in GB, I wonder what the French were Googling last year?

I have many conversations in my shop covering hundreds of topics, love is often one of them. We have women of all ages asking, is there anything they can do to help to draw love in to their lives and how they can get a boyfriend, strangely enough not so many guys, but well… a few.

The thing that I have noted is how differently the older generation regard love in comparison to younger women. I get the feeling that lots of younger women see love as a grand passion which will sweep them off of their feet and that a life without a boyfriend and LOVE is fundamentally flawed.

At this point I will don my mother crone hat and explain that grand passions are a beautiful thing, and something all consuming and wonderful to experience and, why not! But, it would seem that the older generation have come to understand that, as we age, the judgement of whether it’s ‘LOVE’ is not clouded by need, expectations or sexual longings quite so much. Of course sexual longings have certainly not gone out of the window, but our awareness of our connections with others and especially the mate in our lives is founded on many other things.

That’s why it is more than just a powerful feeling. Without the commitment of a relationship, it is mere infatuation. Without the passion, it is mere dedication. Without nurturing, even the best can wither and die eventually.

I personally think that lust is a cheeky little trick of nature, leftover from the stone age when cave dwellers had to spread their genes around to procreate and get the numbers up. Even they eventually evolved into family units and got loved up!

It is of course biologically proven that love is a powerful neurological condition, like hunger or thirst, only more permanent. We talk about love being blind or unconditional, in the sense that we have no control over it. But then, that is not so surprising since love is basically chemistry. While lust is a temporary, passionate, sexual desire involving the increased release of chemicals such as testosterone and oestrogen, where true love is concerned; the brain can release a whole set of chemicals: pheromones, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin and probably a few others. From an evolutionary view, love can be used as a survival tool, a mechanism we have evolved to promote long term relationships, mutual support and parental support of children and to promote feelings of security.

Unlike us, the ancients did not evidently lump all the various emotions that we label “love” under the one word. They had several variations, six to be precise…

  • Philia which they saw as a deep bonding, between close friends and family.
  • Ludus describes playful affection or flirting.
  • Pragma is the mature love that develops over a long period of time between long term couples and involves actively practising, commitment, compromise and understanding.
  • Agape is a more generalised love, it’s not about one to one, but about love for all of humanity.
  • Philautia is self love, which isn’t selfish, as we have come to understand, that to care and have a healthy love for others, we first need to be able to care and love the self.

Last, and probably least, the one that causes the most trouble…

  • Eros is about sexual passion and desire and unless it transcends into philia or pragma, Eros will burn itself out.

It might be unrealistic to expect love to deliver us all of the above, so that is why family, friends and community are so important to us.

For me the wholeness of life can only be found through love. When I feel love, that ecstatic feeling that is almost indescribable (unless you’re Italian) is when I experience a deep, delicious coherence and harmony, for which I can’t help but believe we were created and for which we crave.

Love expresses the desire for togetherness that is rooted in the heart. Expressing love through action and deed serves up a wholesome and fulfilling cake! whereas fluffy, romantic gestures (which are lovely, don’t get me wrong) only represent the icing on top!