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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.
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
The 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. 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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We have a lovely collection of chakra gifts at Serenity Gifts. Sometimes your 7 chakras can be out of alignment and can cause ill effects within the body. A perfect way to help realign the chakras of your body is by using or wearing chakra items, that can help specific chakras to become healed again. Bringing you back to health and happiness. We have written an article below, all about how to heal the chakras and how to balance your body, to become harmonious once again. We hope you find it an enjoyable read!
In the meantime, we have available some chakra earrings, chakra bracelets, chakra bags, chakra candles, chakra soaps, chakra greeting cards, chakra meditation cushions and chakra incense to help realign and balance the body. Please click on the following link to view our collection of chakra gifts - http://www.serenitygifts.co.uk/collections/chakra-collection
Chakra Article - How To Balance The Body
Do you sometimes feel like something's not quite right? Maybe your chakra alignment is a little off center. Chakra imbalances can present themselves in a myriad of ways. Let's shine some light on the most common signs of trouble when your chakra energy centers are not aligned -
First Chakra Imbalance (Root Chakra)
Symptoms: You don't feel safe, mistrust in the process of life and of others, disconnection with the earth and nature, worried about basic needs, instability, pain in your lower back, elimination problems, ailments in legs or feet.
Solution: The best thing to do to strengthen the root chakra (first chakra) is to go outside. Enjoy a gentle stroll or a peaceful walk, plant something, weed or work in the garden, stand on the grass in bare feet, sit on the ground, stand near a large tree, visit the ocean, go inside a forest. Just reconnect with the earth, you'll be amazed at how beneficial and healing it can be. Find what works best for you and stay with it for a week or so, things will certainly improve for you.
Second Chakra Imbalance (Sacral Chakra)
Symptoms: Lack of creativity, trouble expressing desire or sensuality, anger or jealousy, trouble enjoying yourself or experiencing pleasure easily, fertility or sexual problems, kidney or bladder issues.
Solution: Try to find ways to connect with your inner creativity. Choose an activity that you feel you can be creative doing. For instance - listening to or performing music, dancing, singing, drawing or art, sewing, knitting, cooking, building something, writing, doing something creative doesn't necessarily mean you have to be good at it - just have a go and enjoy yourself. Grabbing some crayons and colouring in a book, even if you're not a young child can still be fun! Think of different ways to help release your natural talent for being creative, find what works best for you and stay with it for a week or so, things will certainly improve for you.
Third Chakra Imbalance (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Symptoms: Lack of self confidence or decision making, no sense of purpose, depression, aggression or arrogance, slow metabolism, weight gain, poor digestion.
Solution: This chakra is mobilized by laughter, so to help realign this chakra, the best thing to do is laugh! Even forcing a laugh out can help, give it a go! Maybe watch some funny movies, think of situations that have made you laugh out loud, think of different ways to help release your natural happy laugh into the world, find what works best for you and stay with it for a week or so, things will certainly improve for you.
Fourth Chakra Imbalance (Heart Chakra)
Symptoms: Lack of compassion for self or others, feeling like there is not enough love in your life, selfishness or intolerance, heart, circulatory or skin problems.
Solution: Love. This is the greatest of all emotions and it's something that truly heals. The best thing to do when you're feeling a bit low is to love yourself. Treat your body, mind and spirit a little kinder by resting more, eating healthier and exercising. This will radiate outward into your relationships. The more you love yourself, the more lovable you are.
Fifth Chakra Imbalance (Throat Chakra)
Symptoms: Trouble expressing or communicating, weak voice, lying (even white ones are no good), talking too much (not listening), sore throat, neck or shoulders. Ear trouble or thyroid imbalance.
Solution: Be clear about what you need or want, speak your truth. Speak with integrity and kindness, do not worry about what others think. If your thoughts and speech are kind and pure you have nothing to fear. Singing (good or tone deaf doesn't matter) this will help to keep the throat chakra healthy.
Sixth Chakra Imbalance (Third Eye Chakra)
Symptoms: Not trusting your intuition, feeling that imagination is unimportant, lack of knowledge of self, fear of success, headaches, sinus trouble, hearing problems, sleep disorders, weak concentration, overly sensitive to others emotions
Solution: Try to trust your intuition more, it's very powerful and the more you harness the power of your own intuition the better you will begin to feel. It's okay to feel strange or odd about something, if your intuition is telling you something isn't right then it probably isn't. Always go with your gut instinct, even if it means going against what everyone else is doing, if it feels right to you then it's your own body guiding you to a better place. Remember to always believe in yourself, you're more intuitive and powerful than you know. Trust in your own inner guidance and all will be well.
Seventh Chakra Imbalance (Crown Chakra)
Symptoms: Feeling of separateness or loneliness, depression, feeling lost, lack of awareness to the divine connection, lack of joy in your life, headaches, migraines, epilepsy, psychosis, high blood pressure.
Solution: To help realign this chakra, try to find a way to reconnect with the universal life source (or energy). Whether that means prayer, meditation or relaxation, try to reconnect with your God, sacred beings, Universal Life, goddess, Earth Mother, guardian angels, Spirit Guides, Elementals and Tree spirits. Whichever helps you to feel connected to the most powerful energy and life force on Earth, then it will help to heal this chakra from imbalance. Walking and being in nature is another way to feel the benefits of connecting to your Higher Self and awaken the God within.
We hope you found this article / blog useful about healing your chakras, if you have any further questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us! Have yourself a wonderful day, with much love and light, The Serenity Gifts Team x x
The Serenity Prayer Verse is a very well known poem by Reinhold Niebuhr. At Serenity Gifts, it's one of our most favourite verses - and it's one of the many reasons why we called ourselves Serenity Gifts. If you're unfamiliar with the lovely poem in its entirety, then please feel free to read the passage below....
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Most Serenity Verse Gifts on our web site contain the top few lines of the poem; God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference. 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 serenity verse gift for yourself or a loved one, then we do have a few items for you to choose from.
Among our collection we have a beautiful bone china mug with the Serenity prayer ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference’ printed on the reverse and full colour image on the front. Our Serenity 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 Serenity Prayer gifts, we are sure you will be able to find the perfect serenity prayer gift for your loved one or friend. We also have serenity bookmarks, serenity prayer fridge magnets, serenity prayer key rings, serenity prayer lapel pins and more.
The Serenity 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 Serenity Prayer Gifts please click on the link below - until next time, take care and God bless, the Serenity Gifts Team