Sacred Turns Two!

On May 1st Sacred turned two.   We celebrated quietly in here in our apothecary with our community, and  we were filled with gratitude to be given the opportunity to be of service for the fastest two years I have ever experienced!

As I reflected on this blog post and what I wanted to say about turning two, I only had to look at my youngest son who is three and remembered what he was like a year ago.  The similarities are striking!  I thought how important it was to him to prove his independence, I had this same notion that it was time for Sacred to show that we can stand on our own as a business;  what an illusion, no business stands on its own!  I was not enough to take Sacred into its second year.  And so like most two year olds, I realized that independence was out of the question.  I am dependent on a team of amazing individuals who are my steadfast community.

Emotions take on a roller coaster like quality as most parents of two year olds can attest; they can go from excitement to anger to laughter within a few moments.  There were such moments in which I could have given in to roller coaster emotions were it not for those who kept my feet firmly planted in the vision.    A great deal of a two year olds  life is spent exploring, pushing, pulling, filling, dumping and touching; this we did marvelously, we explored  many ideas, pushed past barriers, filled our plates with brand new ideas – Divine Daughters, and dumped many along the way.  Touch – well it’s my hope that we have touched you our customers, our apprentices and our family’s lives.

Two year olds are surer of themselves and of what they can do as they grow.  Sacred has gotten a better understanding of who our customers are and what their needs are and we feel confident in our ability to handle them.  The growth is rapid when you are two, and ours has been also, and we have responded to your needs in our first two years by instituting our first annual Summer Camp, developed a four level Herbal Apprenticeship program, launched a line of herbal products to support mother and baby and more importantly launched a monthly mothers circle to share encouragement and information while creating a safe space for new moms to share.  These are a few of the ways we have grown!

Toddlers are very attached to their care givers.  You may find them trying out new ideas and exploring their surroundings, but still staying close to their care givers as they need a base of support  and trust.  True again! You are our caregivers, the land is our care giver, we have chosen to stay close to you, listening to your needs and filled with gratitude to be able to respond.  We have chosen to stay connected to and in deep reverence to the plants which we use to heal, realizing that they are the connection to our divinity and the gateway to true transcendence.

Two year olds are usually interested in other children.  However, social interest and physical abilities sometimes collide.  Our social interest has been many and though our physical abilities have not kept up; we thank you for always thinking of us and introducing us to so many interesting projects.  We want to partner with you more in our third year as our legs will grow stronger and our ability will begin to grow to match our interest!  For three is the number of spontaneous creative expression, expansion,  fertility and abundance, partnership communication, originality and motivation.

 


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Partridgeberry (Squawvine) – Nourish and tone the Uterus- Give Birth to a Dream

>Partridgeberry (Squawvine) – is one of the best herbs for toning and nourishing the uterus, and as an aid in facilitating childbirth. It protects against miscarriage and is highly valued by women who have previously had difficult childbirths. It is recommended for infertility resulting from hormone imbalance. It is great for gainful, irregular menstruation. Taken over the course of months it will often correct the most persistent due menstrual problems.
Partridgeberry is also good for men. It is used in formulas for infertility to low sperm count and is an excellent tonic for the prostate gland.

It’s a tonic herb ad is nontoxic and produces no residual build up or toxicity, even when used over an extended period of time. Want to know more? Click on the link below.

Partridgeberry (Squawvine) – Nourish and tone the Uterus-

Give Birth to a Dream

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Yoni Culture – Vaginal odor and discharge, bacterial vaginosis and recurring yeast infections

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Yoni Culture – An all natural approach to vaginal odor and discharge, bacterial vaginosis and recurring yeast infections

Is your digestive health directly related to your vaginal health? You bet! Bacterial Vaginosis, Recurring Yeast Infections and Vaginal Odor are directly related to your digestive process. Assimilation of vitamins and minerals especially the vitamin B spectrum and vitamin C is of vital importance to the health digestive system. A healthy digestive system produces the necessary digestive enzymes to breakdown our food, and aid with absorption and elimination. These enzymes are responsible for keeping the small intestine free from parasites (including bacteria, yeast and parasitic worms.)When any of these processes are off we are plagued with toxins that create health issues such as mal-absorption, nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, chronic Candida, an overgrowth of harmful bacteria leading to bacterial and yeast infections. The second aspect to maintaining optimal vaginal health, is the health of our immune system. Once again here, vitamins under the B spectrum and vitamin C are indicated for immunity building and to helping us manage stress which wears away at the body’s immune functions.

Yoni Culture is a product that is based on an highly nutritive, all natural approach, that will improve the way in which we digestive nutrients and vitamins, and benefits our elimination. We have also included herbs are supportive to the immune system and that have anti-fungal properties. Want to know more? Click the link below for more information.

Yoni Culture – An all natural approach to vaginal odor and discharge, bacterial vaginosis and recurring yeast infections

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2011 and Restore, Renew and Reestablish

The coming of a new year makes me reflective and resolute. I am reflecting on 2010 with profound gratitude. I stand in grace and filled with gratitude for your support of my vision, a community apothecary where magic happens on a daily basis. Thank you! I am resolute to make 2011 a year of restoration and progress. Much of the work that needs to happen around restoration includes purification, release and refinement. Purging of sorts, a taking away; which can seem daunting. Language is so powerful to me and my outlook, that I have decided that I like to use the word Restoration for January’s theme here at Sacred. Restoration – to bring back into existence; reestablish: to restore order. Yes that sounds more like it! I will restore my body’s order and I am asking you if you would like to restore yours . If you would, I am here to show you how plants can help. I encourage you to let Sacred help you Restore, Renew and Re-establish your connection to nature and ultimately your divinity!

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Come Celebrate with Sacred!

>This December I will Celebrate!  December is a special month in that its easier to see joy reflected; reflected on faces that it may have been absent from all year long.  There are other expressions that this time of the year can bring, but for me I choose to focus on the joy and reflect on the blessings that this year brought.  They were challenges in 2010, but I am still the mother of three beautiful children who are healthy, my family is by my side and surrounds me.  I have a community of beautiful friends that are my closest visible confidants that I can call on in any moment and best of all they support my vision.  AND, I am still the blissful owner of Sacred Vibes Apothecary! I have just counted some of my blessings.  And you can do the same. Joy is defined as the emotion evoked by internal peace, well being, happiness, delight or pleasure.  This what I feel each day working with you! There is community of people who sees Sacred in its truest purpose and whose personal mission are a part of Sacred’s, I adore you! In December I will celebrate YOU, me and all who are joyful!

Come Celebrate with us on Sacred’s Second Annual Holiday

Open House and Holiday Shopping Event

When:  Saturday, December 11th  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Sacred Vibes Apothecary – 376 Argyle Road Brooklyn, NY

You will receive 15% off all your nights purchases ! 

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>Sacred Vibes Diwali Celebration – Festival of Lights

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Its November! As a child growing up in Guyana my all time favorite holiday was Diwali.  On this night the entire village would shine.   Everyone’s home would transform in to a palace. It is the night to celebrate the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom after defeating the demon king Ravana; the triumph  of good over evil.   The evening began with ritualistic prayers to recognize the beginning of a new year, giving thanks and wishes for prosperity in the upcoming year.  Small clay oil lamps were then lit to signify the victory of the light of goodness and knowledge over the darkness of evil and ignorance.   On this night there was community, a community of individuals giving thanks for all the good things in their lives.  Sacred invites you to celebrate this years Diwali with us!  We will show case traditional Diwali fare and spices.

In honor of the celebration of Diwali

Please join us for a
SACRED FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
An OPEN HOUSE Event
Showcasing Indian Spices and Chai Tea
@
Sacred Vibes Apothecary

Come sample traditional Diwali recipes
and refreshments

Saturday, November 6, 2010
6pm – 8pm

376 Argyle Road
(near Cortelyou Rd)
Brooklyn, NY 11218

For more information
Call: (718) 284-2890 or
Email: sacredvibes@verizon.net

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>Wellness on Purpose – Its October!

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Purpose is the theme of the month at Sacred Vibes. We are encouraging you to embrace wellness with a purpose. When used as a noun purpose is defined as determination and resoluteness, as a verb it can mean to intentionally design. That’s exactly what I want you to do this month! With determination and resoluteness, I want you to intentionally design and achieve your wellness goals.

I believe that wellness can be achieved if we stop actively harming ourselves, such as, having an improper diet, lack of exercise, and engaging damaging relationships, etc.; and go back to the business of taking care of ourselves and our families in a compassionate, loving way.

Most of all purposefully renewing our connection to the earth will allow us to draw from its infinite sources for regeneration and ultimate wellness. Today is the first day of October’s new moon, a great time to define your wellness intent. Write it down and keep it in a visible place, that you can be reminded each day of your intention to achieve balance and wellness.

Throughout the month I will help you to design a simple day-to-day protocol that will help you achieve one or more of your wellness goals

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