Archive for Compassion

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Mr. Rogers)

Won't You Be My Neighbor?.png I recently saw this wonderful movie! It started out when Mr. Rogers talked about the musical term “modulation.” I was also struck by how the movie incorporated music throughout:

  • Mr. Rogers gave African American musicians an opportunity to perform so the world could see talent is diverse (and the color of our skin does not matter).
  • Over the years, Yo-Yo Ma was featured as a wonderful talent on the show. In the movie, Ma speaks about how Mr. Rogers impacted his life.
  • Mr. Rogers frequently sang on his show, especially to children. He used the music as a way to bring out feelings of empowerment.

Further, the movie is a sweet history of simpler times and values worth remembering, such as kindness, compassion, love and tenderness. It also speaks about community, unity through our diversity, and the importance that we’re all connected.

If you haven’t seen this movie, I’d highly recommend it!

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Your Birthstone

Peridot CrystalI’ve been a member of the Holistic Chamber of MN for the past several months and have really enjoyed the networking, connections and speakers.

Last month, our table won a contest and the prize was small jars of various crystals. The one that “spoke to me” was my birthstone of peridot. It is a light green color and here’s some highlights of its properties:  Peridot is associated with the heart chakra and can be used to balance and stimulate that chakra. It is a stone of compassion. It has a friendly energy and is excellent for healing. It assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds. Peridot also brings abundance and prosperity. It makes a shield of protection around the wearer and it resonates with the frequency of increase … a stone for manifestation of all desired things. Known as a stone for prosperity and happiness, it is an important stone for cellular rejuvenation.

What is your birthstone? Do you know the properties of it? It might be fun to explore this!!

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