Showing posts with label freedom bead necklace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label freedom bead necklace. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Today's Words of Inspiration + Winner's Announcements + NY Wine Fest Recap!

Let the Good Life Inspire You

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending The New York City Wine Festival, and I had a fantastic time! I'm no expert, and I let the reps know I was fully in their hands and to make recos on what I should try and in what order. They were super happy to explain the notes and describe the flavors. I also had the chance to meet great people between appetizers and tasting, and it concluded with an amazing concert.

I can't wait for the next one. I started off so nervous not fully knowing what to expect or how a total newb would even be received, and I learned right away I had nothing to fear, and there were other wine novices who seemed visibly relieved when I asked for recos because some were too afraid to admit they didn't know very much about wine either.

I was totally in the moment and greatly enjoyed the great wine, food, music and company! I hope the Ascending Butterfly readers who won our giveaway for a pair of tickets will also write in and let us know how they enjoyed the event.

It's amazing when you stop and think that grapes can become something so luxurious. A wine at it's core is nothing without the grapes. And the event left me thinking about how the ordinary in life can easily become extraordinary via time and transformation.

And isn't that much like us? We undergo changes and transformations daily, some seem so negligible when we are in the midst of them, but then we realize later on just how profound they really were! Today I want you to be inspired by your changes and transformations, celebrate both the ordinary and extraordinary in your life, and don't be afraid to ask for recommendations, you may just discover a new favorite!

Some of my favorites include, in no particular order:

(1) Cuvee Flamme
(2) Llopart Brute Rose
(3) Eudald Brut Cava
(4) Juve & Camps Brut Cava Reserva
(5) Poggio al Tesoro Solosole Vermentino
(6) Warwick Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(7) Wakatake Ginjo Demon Slayer (Sake)
(8) Ichinokura Taru (Sake)

Being at the Festival also reminded me that the fruits of our labors are those indulgences and moments we allow ourselves to savor. Today let good music, good friends, and good wines inspire you!

Today's Words of Inspiration'
Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud 'The good life is mine Now!'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Active Giveaways!

1) - Ends 02/14 - $50 digital gift card to Giveaway! - Enter HERE!
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Congratulations to **Amanda** and **Clenna** our BearPaw and Energy Muse Freedom Beads Winners! I know Amanda is going to love staying warm with her new BearPaw Boots! And I know Clenna is going to be keeping her Chakra's aligned in style with her new Necklace! And congrats to ** A-Ro ** and ** Theo ** our NY Winter Wine Fest winners!

Special Thanks to Marquee Concerts, Bearpaw and Energy Muse for hosting another amazing giveaway, we hope to have you back soon!
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** We post our winner usernames instead of full names to protect privacy, except of course if their username is their full name! **

Friday, January 28, 2011

Energy Muse Freedom Beads Necklace Giveaway! Ends 02/04!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Energy Muse! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page! Energy Muse will be back VERY soon with a special Valentine's Themed Giveaway, so stay tuned!
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Today's Butterfly sponsored by:

I'm sure the name Energy Muse is quite familiar to you by now. We worked with them last year for a very special Holiday Giveaway (you can read that HERE) and they also recently contributed to our Mid-Month Moment of Health Special Feature about the physical and spiritual benefits of the practice of Yoga. (You can re-visit that article HERE).

Today has been an especially stressful day, and I've had to call upon every tool in my arsenal to remain on an even keel! Sometimes finding balance in the stillness of meditation doesn't always happen, and it's a balance of meditation, yoga and some stillness that does the trick.

So Are Your Chakras in Line?

First of all, What Are They?

Chakras are energy locations in the body that regulate the flow of energy through the body. There are seven main energy centers known as chakras in the body. They are spirals of energy, each one relating to the others. Using the seven colors of the spectrum, Color Therapy aims to balance and enhance our body’s chakras and also to help stimulate the body’s own healing process. Color Therapy uses color to re-balance the Chakras that have become depleted of energy.

Color has a profound effect, not just on our moods, but on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. If our energies become blocked or depleted, then our body cannot function properly and this, in turn, can lead to a variety of problems. Practitioners of holistic medicine who believe in the importance of treating body, mind and spirit understand that Color Therapy can be so helpful since color addresses all levels of our being.

The Seven Chakras

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Root chakra: This is the first and lowest chakra, located in the perineum. It's believed to govern your basic survival instincts. The root chakra is represented by the color red.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Sacral chakra: This second chakra is located level to your naval, and governs your creative and emotional energies. It's represented by the color orange.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Solar plexus chakra: The third chakra is located at about the same level as the bottom of your sternum. It's thought to govern your energy and activity levels. It's represented by the color yellow.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Heart chakra: The fourth chakra, located at heart level, is said to govern love and relationships. It's represented by the color green, but can progress to rose for those who learn to love unconditionally.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Throat chakra: This fifth chakra governs your ability to communicate and take action. It's represented by the color blue.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Brow chakra: Chakra number six governs your spirituality, intuition and thoughts. It is sometimes referred to as the "third eye", and is represented by a deep purple color.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Crown chakra: This seventh and final chakra governs understanding and wisdom. It is represented by either violet or white.

Freedom Bead Necklace in Action

@Pablo Lomelli 2011

Be free to wrap and wear how you choose. These Balinese colored glass beads are made from recycled glass. Each bead has a unique shape and finish. The colored glass is hand strung with a natural cotton cord that compliments the casual and rough finish of the beads. Feel the Bali spirit, wear them and be FREE!
Whether or not you put faith in Yoga and the benefits of it's regular practice or even into the concept of chakras, there's no denying that the Freedom Bead Necklace is certainly attractive in it's own right! With the high levels of stress I've had to deal with this week, having an extra tool in my arsenal to help re-balance my energies is just what the Doctor ordered!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - GREEN - And by 'green' I don't just mean the color of some of the beads! The fact that the beads are recycled means our planet's energies and resources were not depleted. The Recycled Glass beads, in addition to being pretty, are very much eco friendly!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - LENGTH - I truly appreciate the length of this necklace. I can wear it long, and I can also double it for less length and a greater visual impact with the color.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - None! Pretty and Truly Functional, what's not to love?

Can a piece of jewelry remove all stress from your life? No.

But what this necklace can do, with effort on your part is to enable you to keep the energies flowing and in balance. With your energies in balance, you are truly free, so it's name 'Freedom Beads Necklace' couldn't be more appropriate!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Energy Muse want you to win a Freedom Beads Necklace tooDon't you just ♥ Energy Muse? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win:  Here are the Easy 1,2,3 Steps to Winning!

(1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and

(2) MANDATORY entry- Visit our friends at Energy Muse and LINK us to another item that they sell that catches your eye! REMEMBER: You CANNOT post a link to the Freedom Beads Necklace or the entry will be automatically disqualified.

(3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning! This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. We are  no longer sending courtesy reminders when entries do not qualify, make sure you are following publicly and your entry comment complies with giveaway win it instructions or it will be deleted.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Friday, January 28, 2011 until February 04, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #ascendingbutterfly and @energymuse Freedom Beads Necklace #Giveaway! Ends 02/04 -

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @energymuse on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Energy Muse on Facebook and don't forget to tell them that Ascending Butterfly sent you  HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - While you are visiting their facebook page, they are currently having a twitter contest you can participate in this weekend, read all about it on either their facebook or twitter page!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. Sponsor is fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment, rests with the sponsor. In Addition, this is not intended as medical advice, readers understand that they should check in with a physician before undertaking any new physical fitness practice.
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