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  • Thanksgiving Blessings

    It’s that time of year!  Despite the commercialism that this time of year brings, there is no denying that there is something magical about the holiday season.

    On this day of thanks, I wanted to reach out to our community (our extended family)….

    Amanda’s Gifts& More started almost 3 years ago to share Love and Light – the spiritual way of life.

  • Halloween, Part 2

    Samhain is the perfect time to reflect on all the things you have had to let go of this year, whether it be relationships, a job, or a way of life, and to celebrate the new energy that will eventually take its place. When something is released from our lives, we actually enter a highly creative vibration which can really help us to manifest all that we desire.
  • Halloween, Part 1

    Halloween gets its roots from the pagan festival of Samhain and falls on October 31st, when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is believed to be the thinnest.

    Samhain is all about celebrating the cycle of death and rebirth. In the northern hemisphere, the leaves are dying and nature is preparing for the still of winter. Death and rebirth is an important cycle that is seen in nature constantly, and it’s also something that is mirrored within us.

  • The Meaning of OM

      This single syllable is considered the most sacred of all Mantras. It has its origins in Hinduism, but is used in a variety of spiritual practice...
  • Spirituality in a Modern World

    Our modern lives are stressful, filled with numerous distractions and demands on our time. The good news however, is that spiritual practice doesn’t require a great deal of time to be beneficial. Spending a few minutes each day in silent meditation/contemplation has a profound cumulative effect over time.
  • Crystals for Feng Shui

    There are hundreds of crystals and stones, each with their own unique properties. Combined with Feng Shui, the two can provide powerful healing and make the home a true sanctuary. Here are a few ideas for how to use crystals in your space.
  • How to Burn Resin Incense

    September 5, 2022 How to Properly and Safely Burn Resin Incense Resin incense offers a unique experience that goes far beyond the more common stick...
  • Seasons of Change

    As the seasons change, so do our lives; schedules, activities,  all things that can affect our overall wellness.  So, while you reach for your pump...
  • The Spiritual meaning of Fall Equinox

    At this Autumn Equinox a wonderful ritual is to sit or stand on the grass 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the precise moment of the equinox.  This allows you to connect to the Earth and her seasons of change.  You can take this time to meditate on the equal light and dark.  Use this moment to ask for balance and peace to fill your life. On the Fall Equinox we should honor all the bounty that we have in our lives: think prosperity and gratitude with a small ritual or ceremony.  Light a candle, give thanks, speak your thanks, celebrate this time with family, friends or in your own thankful place.
  • Perception

    You may be familiar with the phrase, “What you go looking for, you’re sure to find.”

    Your experiences come through sensory perception – taste, touch, sight, sound and smell and even intuition (which we will cover at a later date).  How you receive, perceive and interpret your experiences trigger thoughts that ultimately create your reality.  When you determine something as real it will affect everything you think, say and do in your life.  However, you have control over how you choose to perceive things.

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