What is Karma?
Karma is a Sanskrit term that literally means "action" or "doing". In the Buddhist tradition, karma refers to action driven by intention (cetanā) which leads to future consequences.Your Karma is the accumulation of your responses to events and your surroundings. It is the action of body, speech and mind that affects every aspect of your live. Through mindfulness, you become aware of the nature and impact of those actions and thus can change your karma!
The symbolic meaning of our charms
Tree of life: Comes from the Kabbalah. It refers to the interconnection of all life on our planet.It symbolizes togetherness, we are one, and serves as a reminder that you are never alone or isolated, but rather that you are connected to the world, people, animals and earth. The roots of the Tree of Life dig deep and spread into the earth, thereby accepting nourishment from Mother Earth, and its branches reach up into the sky, accepting energy from the sun and moon, the cosmos.
Mandala: A geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, used for focusing attention of meditation practitioners. Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe, macrocosm and microcosm. The circular designs symbolizes the idea that life is never ending and everything is connected. The mandala also represents spiritual journey within the individual viewer. Mandalas have many uses apart from meditation as the designs are meant to remove irritating thoughts, bring peace, relaxation and allow the creative mind to run free.
Om: Sacred Sanskrit syllable ‘Om’ or ‘Aum’ is the whole universe into a single sound that reaches the seven levels of consciousness and leads to enlightenment.Om is all encompassing, the essence of ultimate reality, and unifies everything in the universe. The vibrations that the Om sound creates are thought to energize the chakras throughout the body, especially the third eye and crown chakras, which help us connect with our divine selves. The Om sound is a short, 'seed' mantra, which is chanted to connect with and energize the chakras. It is one of the most important spiritual symbols and is found throughout many ancient texts, prayers and ceremonies.
Lotus: One of the “Eight Auspicious Symbols” in Buddhism, it is a symbol of wisdom.The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the Lotus produces the most beautiful flower.
Flower of life (little and great pic): The Flower of Life features a complex geometric design where countless overlapping circles are arranged in the appearance of flower petals. Symbol of harmony, it represent the cycle of creation, the unity you can find in everything, sentient beings, nature or objects.
Moon: The crescent moon is the symbol of new beginnings. Once we are attuned to the Moon, we can activate her innate powers and embody its innate qualities of fluidity, creativity, femininity, and change.
Sun:The sun gives life and symbolizes the conscious mind. It symbolizes the determination to live and the creative force of life. The sun has positive traits of being determined, focused, noble, and original. The sun will give off light and bring about life. He symbolizes self.
V: One of the most popular symbols for vegan is a ‘V’, with a leaf. It is the official symbol by European Vegetarian Union that represents the 1st letter of the word ‘Vegan’ and the leaf is connection to the nature. It also represents the green lifestyle that the vegans follow.
Root chakra, Muladhara: The first of the seven main chakras, it is the root chakra. The root chakra defines our relationship with Mother Earth. It influences our passion, creativity, youthfulness, vitality and basic survival instincts. It is represented by the color red, which indicates realistic thinking and order in our lives. It is also symbolic of our physical strength, our sexuality and tends to activate the flight and fight response within our body when we sense danger.
Sacral chakra, Swadhisthana:It is symbolic of water elements present in human body. It is represented by color orange, that impacts our happiness, joy, compassion, creation and passion. It also influences our desires, sexuality and reproductive functions. It is connected to the sense of taste and impacts several organs like large intestine, pelvis and female reproductive organs.
Solar plexus chakra, Manipura : It comes from the Sanskrit word that means ‘City of Jewels’. The solar plexus chakra maintains us physically and mentally and guides us to long natural healthy life. It is our own center of feeling where we form our ‘gut feeling’ and where we form our experiences. The solar plexus chakra represents our personal abilities and influences both personal and professional achievements. It is represented by color yellow that symbolizes its connection with energy. This chakra allows us to be active, energetic,confident and cheerful.
Heart Chakra, Anahata : This chakra is associated with the elements of air in the body. It give us a sense of harmony, allows us to enjoy human intimacy, affection, warmth, nurturing. It is very important in spiritual healing. It is represented by color green and if weak, it can impact our relationships with negative emotions. When heart center is completely open it becomes the channel for universal love.
Throat chakra, Vishudha : This chakra is a gateway to our inner and outer world. It symbolizes our true inner voice and our ability to communicate with others. Represented by color blue, it impacts our ability to listen and empathize. When this chakra is balanced it allows us to enjoy beautiful voice, artistic potential and creative expression. It also help us to meditate freely and utilize our energy effectively.
Third eye chakra, Ajna : The third eye chakra roughly translating to ‘the centre of knowledge and monitoring’ is connected to our inner world. It is symbolized by color indigo and enhances our thinking, rational thoughts, analysis and logic to make reasonable conclusions. A balanced third eye chakra gives a very charming and charismatic mind and powerful telepathic abilities.
Crown chakra, Sahasrara : This chakra is our gate to the higher state of consciousness and enlightenment. It provides all vital elements of self-healing such as absolute wisdom, self-improvement, self-respect and our connection with the universe. It provides individuals with some extremely powerful abilities and potentials, including the ability to transcend all barriers created by the laws of nature, to possess an increased awareness of death and immortality, heightened spiritual powers and even the ability to create miracles. It is symbolised by color purple and gives us peace, serenity, a connection to the heavens and an understanding of deeper truth.
Here and now
It is a philosophical statement that the only reality where we should live and be conscious of is ‘here and now’. Not to avoid past and future, but the mind is usually generating fear and regret from past and fears and stress for future even if past does not exist anymore and future not yet.
This literally mean ‘to suffer together’. If you know yourself and face your feelings, you know all sentient forms feel the same and that will increase our tolerance. We need to be concerned by other sentient life form suffering in order to be more gounded and to be ONE.
Amour is the French word for Love. We are here referring to universal love, the one we should have for all sentient being and Mother Nature. We should even achieve to ‘be’ love more than to feel or give love.
It is an important human quality to reach a balance in life. It refers to not only material life but also be able to give your love unconditionally and your time as a human service.Generosity is when you give without any hopes of receiving compensation for your good deeds. Sharing is caring.
It is another important humanquality referring to the ethical morality and truthfulness that we should keep whatever external conditions arise. A sincere person is pure in its motive and actions. It means to be free of deceit, hypocrisy and falseness.