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Handmade Rosary Beads at Serenity Gifts

Handmade Rosary Beads at Serenity Gifts

At Serenity Gifts we offer a beautiful selection of quality handmade rosaries lovingly created by Emma Jane Brown in the UK - here are a few samples of her designs.

You can buy them here, just click the text link to view them: https://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/handmade-rosary-beads

    

We think they're absolutely beautiful! They're made from quality rosary parts and beading wire, and some crosses are even sourced from the USA! She also offers a bespoke service, so if you want a special rosary or something personalised just ask us to contact her on your behalf and she will contact you regarding how to create a custom made order. Please be aware that this personalised service will cost extra. Emma Jane will explain all the details to you if you require a custom made rosary or mala.

Many of the rosary beads are lovingly created from healing gemstone beads, and the properties of these beads are all listed on her own web site, so if you want to choose some special beads then she will guide you to the correct kind. For example, did you know that a stone called Hematite can help with harmonising mind, body and spirit. It's said to be particularly effective at grounding and protecting, it also helps to dissolve negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura. Hematite is also used to improve relationships. Isn't that amazing! We're learning all about the healing properties of gemstones at Serenity Gifts.

Emma Jane also makes mala beads, prayer beads and bracelets too. So, if you don't feel inclined towards a rosary, why not try some meditation beads or a mala to help with your daily prayer routine. Just holding the beads in your hands can be a great way to help focus your attention and relax your thoughts. We hope you enjoy browsing through the many handmade rosary beads and prayer beads that we offer on Serenity Gifts.

If there's anything you would like to ask about the rosaries, then please do get in touch and we'll be happy to help. Wishing you a lovely day, until next time.
Blessings and peace, Maria and The Serenity Gifts Team x x 
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Chakra Chime Bars - Aura Clearing Sound Healing

Chakra Chime Bars - Aura Clearing Sound Healing

We have some beautiful new chime bars at Serenity Gifts, and we wanted to share them with you! These are simply lovely and will do wonders for your aura and chakra alignment.
If you don't know much about them, here's a little bit to help - Aura chime bars are primarily used in sound therapy to clear negative energy. A person's aura can be adversely affected if there is an imbalance in the energy flow, thus causing a build up of dense and negative energy. Striking the metal bar with the wooden beater produces a loud and resonant sound which can be very useful in sound healing sessions and meditative exercises. Use the chime bar for space clearing, sound healing, ceremonies, etc. A pure clean sound from the high grade aluminium bar suspended above a good quality wood base for a clear resonating tone is perfect for Feng Shui energy clearing and chakra balancing.
If you haven't already tried one, you're truly missing out. They are simply lovely and have a wonderful light, healing tone which makes you feel more at ease, more peaceful. They are also a great tool for meditation - simply strike the chime bar before and after your meditation routine and allow the delicate sound to wash over you bringing you to a clearer state of mind and oneness with yourself. Similar to Tingsha chimes, they resonate for quite a while and just by listening to the sacred tone can help to heal your aura and unbalanced state of mind.
Our chime bars are absolutely exceptional quality - the chime rings for quite a while, with a nice crisp serene sound, helping to heal and to aid your meditation practices. We offer Chakra Chime Bars, so they can be used to  heal any chakras that are out of alignment.
We offer individual chakra chime bars and a whole set of seven. More individual chime bars will be added to the web site over the coming months, so please check back regularly to see how many we currently have.
If there's anything you would like to ask about chime bars, please do get in touch and we'll be happy to help. Wishing you a lovely day, until next time.
Blessings and peace, Maria and The Serenity Gifts Team
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New Buddha Statues!

New Buddha Statues!

BUY the Buddha Statues here: https://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/buddha-collection

At Serenity Gifts we have a beautiful collection of inspiring images and statues depicting Buddha. They Buddha statues are amazing.... but we wanted more - so we've added even more choice for you, and we hope you like them too. We hope our gifts bring you closer to the embodiment of the sacred Buddha and all his wise and beautiful teachings.

The first new statue is a beautiful Buddha created from black poly resin with an antique gold finish, it makes a lovely statue for your meditation space, or sacred space. Approx 16cm tall. A wonderful reminder of the tranquillity, joy and happiness that the teachings of Buddha can bring to our hearts.

Another new statue, is the Earth Touching Thai Buddha - it's quite tall at 32cm in height, so a real statement piece for your sacred space. Inlaid with mirror mosaic it looks lovely when reflecting the tea light candles you may have lit nearby. The most common pose you will find in Thai temples is with the legs crossed, the left hand in the lap, and the right hand pointing to the ground with the palm facing inward toward the Buddha. This posture is known as Calling The Earth to Witness, and it is the definition of the moment of enlightenment for the Buddha. It is the story of how the Buddha, after six years, finally was on the verge of enlightenment. Unfortunately Mara, the Demon of Illusion, tried to dissuade the Buddha from the final last steps. The Buddha meditated all night to overcome the fears and temptations sent by Mara, and then called the Earth Goddess to witness that the Buddha achieved enlightenment in order to share with the rest of the world. Witnessing that, the Earth Goddess wrung her hair, releasing flood waters that swept away the Demon Mara and all the temptresses he had released.

We're hoping to have a Japanese Buddha statue for you in a couple of weeks, so watch this space! Here are a few pictures of the Buddha statues, and don't forget, if you can't find what you're looking for on our web site please don't hesitate to ask and we'll try our best to help.

Until next time, blessings and love, The Serenity Gifts Team xx

BUY the Buddha Statues here: https://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/buddha-collection

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Lotus Blossom Tea Light Holders

Lotus Blossom Tea Light Holders

 

 BUY them here: https://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/candles

These are very beautiful! We absolutely love these lotus blossom tea light holders at Serenity Gifts - and thankfully, you do too! We've added some new colours to our range of lotus tea lights, so we thought we'd share them with you.

The lotus flower tea light candle holders are lovingly made from Capiz shells. They make a stunning candle holder for your tea lights and meditation space. The lotus blossom is linked to spiritual enlightenment and they symbolise coming from darkness to light, ignorance into knowledge. The Lotus flower also symbolises the 7 energy centres in the human body, the chakras. Did youknow that a  tea light candle is also included! Capiz shell is a type of Oyster (also known as the Windowpane Oyster) that can be found abundantly in the coastal waters of the Philippines and near India. Each shell tea light holder is individual and unique.

We already have quite a few colours, but our new ones are blue voilet, coral pink, blue white, light blue, orange red and pink white. Phew! Quite a few, but we know you love these candle holders. So, we had to add some more colours to our collection. We do hope you love them all - you can buy them from the candles and tea light holders section on our site. Click on the following link to go there now -

https://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/candles

Have fun shopping!

Blessings and love The Serenity Gifts Team xx

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Yoga Mat Bags and Yoga Shawls

Yoga Mat Bags and Yoga Shawls

 

Shop for Yoga Mat Bags and Yoga Shawls by Clicking HERE

We absolutely love these new yoga bags, the tribal design and elephant print are already proving very popular!

We have a beautiful selection of yoga mat bags for your daily yoga routine, they help to keep all your essentials in one place, they're easy to carry and comfortable on your shoulder. Our yoga mat bags are a great addition to your yoga sessions. Yoga mat bags are available for all mat sizes and yoga equipment.

Our yoga shawls are also a great way to bring even more awareness and healing to your yoga practices. Using a meditation shawl or blanket provides a sense of serene comfort and intensifies your concentration whilst meditating or relaxing, the blanket symbolizes your temporary isolation from the outer world whilst meditating, bringing an even more sacred experience to your daily practice. They also offer perfect isolation from draughts or cold rising from the floor. A meditation shawl or blanket is a must have for any serious meditator, advanced or beginner. Our meditation yoga shawls are handmade in Nepal.

Yoga Bag Meditation Shawl

Check out our meditation cushions, yoga bags and shawls at Serenity Gifts. If you need any advice before buying, please don't hesitate to ask! Until next time, wishing you a wonderful and blessed day! 


The Serenity Gifts Team xx

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Religious Fridge Magnets

Religious Fridge Magnets

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Do you want to give encouragement, hope or let someone know that you truly care? 
Why not give them an inspirational fridge magnet? It’s something they will look at everyday and it will remind them of just how much you mean to them.


Here at Serenity Gifts we have a lovely selection of inspirational fridge magnets, a Serenity prayer magnet, a Don’t Quit fridge magnet with floral border, an Angel fridge magnet, As I live each day verse fridge magnet, a friendship magnet, a thinking of you fridge magnet and many more!

They all have with a lovely prayer or verse to inspire and to bring hope to a loved one or friend. These strong magnets have an inspirational message and coloured design inside a clear acrylic mount.

We hope you will find the perfect inspirational fridge magnet for that special person in your life. It may only be a small fridge magnet but it can raise another’s spirits and just may make all the difference to their day. Until next time, have a wonderful week! Sending blessings your way, 

God bless, the Serenity Gifts Team 

https://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/fridge-magnets

 

 

 

 

 

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The Eight Auspicious Symbols

The Eight Auspicious Symbols

We offer some beautiful tingshas on our web site, and one of the designs involves the eight auspicious symbols used in Buddhism. If you're unfamiliar with these symbols we wanted to write a little more about them for you to enjoy.

The tingsha are two small cymbals that are used by Buddhists during offerings, prayer and meditation. They can depict an array of symbols and carvings, usually dragons, the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum", the eight auspicious symbols or just plain with no decoration. We wanted to write about what the eight auspicious symbols mean so it can give our customers a more in depth meaning to their meditation practice. We hope you enjoy this article - if you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Our delightful tingsha can be found on this page - blessings and love, the Serenity Gifts Team xx

 

The Eight Auspicious Symbols 

 

Right-coiled White Conch

Right-coiled White Conch
The white conch which coils to the right symbolises the deep, far-reaching and melodious sound of the Dharma teachings, which being appropriate to different natures, predispositions and aspirations of disciples, awakens them from the deep slumber of ignorance and urges them to accomplish their own and others' welfare.

Precious Umbrella

Precious Umbrella
The precious umbrella symbolises the wholesome activity of preserving beings from illness, harmful forces, obstacles and so forth in this life and all kinds of temporary and enduring sufferings of the three lower realms, and the realms of men and gods in future lives. It also represents the enjoyment of a feast of benefit under its cool shade.

Victory Banner

Victory Banner
The victory banner symbolises the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.

Golden Fish

Golden Fish
The golden fish symbolises the auspiciousness of all living beings in a state of fearlessness, without danger of drowning in the ocean of sufferings, and migrating from place to place freely and spontaneously, just as fish swim freely without fear through water.

Dharma Wheel

Dharma Wheel
The golden wheel symbolises the auspiciousness of the turning of the precious wheel of Buddha's doctrine, both in its teachings and realizations, in all realms and at all times, enabling beings to experience the joy of wholesome deeds and liberation.

Auspicious Drawing

Auspicious Drawing
The auspicious drawing symbolises the mutual dependence of religious doctrine and secular affairs. Similarly, it represents the union of wisdom and method, the inseparability of emptiness and dependent arising at the time of path, and finally, at the time of enlightenment, the complete union of wisdom and great compassion.

Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower
The lotus flower symbolises the complete purification of the defilements of the body, speech and mind, and the full blossoming of wholesome deeds in blissful liberation.

Vase of Treasure

Vase of Treasure
The treasure vase symbolises an endless rain of long life, wealth and prosperity and all the benefits of this world and liberation.

 

 

More information is available from www.buddhanet.net - for further reading on Buddhism please visit their web site.

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Chakra Mantra Banners

Chakra Mantra Banners

Chakra Wall Hanging Scroll BannerOur Chakra wall hanging banners are really popular at Serenity Gifts! They're a great focal point in your room and also a great meditation scroll for your daily practices. The Chakra wall banners are silky-soft and printed on sheer free flowing knit polyester. The chakra's are displayed in full vivid colour which makes it look like silk. The banners are durable and long-lasting, they're also great for indoor or outdoor use. They come complete with a decorative wooden pole at the top and bottom, and a string for easy hanging. We also offer tapestry wall hangings that display the full body chakras, a great focal point for any room!

We have don't only have Chakra wall banners, but Buddha banners, affirmation wall hangings, scroll mandala meditation banners, chakra wall scrolls, mantra meditation wall banners and Om (Ohm) banners too! Have a browse through and see if you fancy something new for your meditation space, your wall deserves it :-)

Click here to view our Wall Mantra Banners and Affirmation Wall Hangingshttp://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/affirmation-wall-banner-hanging

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Olive Wood Holding Crosses

Olive Wood Holding Cross UK

 

At Serenity Gifts we love handmade olive wood items as they make such beautiful and unique gifts for yourself or a loved one. We have a lovely selection of olive wood holding crosses from the Holy Land.  Each holding cross has been individually hand-crafted in the Holy Land using the finest olive wood. Each cross comes with a printed greeting card with a Bible promise of encouragement and a selection of Bible references. It's been uniquely designed to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand, and is especially useful as an aid to meditation and silent prayer. Our olive wood holding crosses come in two sizes, the largest at 4″ and the smallest at 2.75″.

We hope you enjoy browsing our olive wood holding crosses, I’m sure you’ll find something special for yourself, your family, friends, church, school or home.

To view our holding crosses please click the link below, until next time, wishing you many blessings, the Serenity Gifts Team 

http://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/holding-crosses

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Footprints Verse

Footprints Verse

Footprints Verse GiftThe Footprints Verse is a very well known poem. At Serenity Gifts, it's one of our most favourite verses. If you're unfamiliar with the lovely poem in its entirety, then please feel free to read the passage below....   

"One night i dreamed a dream. as i was walking along the beach with my lord. across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. for each scene, i noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my lord. after the last scene of my life flashed before me, i looked back at the footprints in the sand. i noticed that at many times along the path of my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. this really troubled me, so i asked the lord about it. "lord, you said once i decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. but i noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints. i don't understand why, when i needed you the most, you would leave me."he whispered, "my precious child, i love you and will never leave you.never, ever, during your trials and testings. when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that i carried you."

Most Footprints Verse Gifts on our web site contain a few lines of the poem; "My precious child I love you, during your times of trial it is then that I carried you". It's a beautiful verse and many of our customers enjoy keeping a token item around their home featuring this poem. If you would like to buy a footprints verse gift for yourself or a loved one, then we do have a few items for you to choose from.Footprints Verse Token  Among our collection we have a beautiful bone china mug with the Footprints prayer ‘My precious child, I love you and will never leave you. never, ever, during your trials and testings when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.’ printed on the reverse and full colour image on the front. Our Footprints Prayer pocket token is a wonderful way to keep the prayer verse close to you and remind you of God's comfort and love for you.

Why not take a look at our range of Footprints Prayer gifts, we are sure you will be able to find the perfect footprints prayer gift for your loved one or friend. We also have footprints bookmarks, footprints prayer fridge magnets, footprints prayer key rings, footprints prayer lapel pins and more.

The Footprints Prayer is perfect for adults and children alike, to give them the hope and comfort and courage to always believe in God.

To view our Footprints Prayer Gifts please click on the link below - until next time, take care and God bless, the Serenity Gifts Team

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