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Guilt-Free Glam

revolution-organicsRevolution Organics is proof that natural cosmetics have emerged from the Dark Ages and into a Renaissance. Their products hit all of the must-have eco beauty marks—in what the company calls “Guilt-Free Glam,” they’re free of synthetics, chemicals, parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial ingredients and animal testing.

But—and this isn’t true of all natural makeup—everything from Revolution Organics is also stylish, high quality, effective and fun. The Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Sunkissed has become a part of my daily routine, and I’d gladly recommend to anyone, all-natural and conventional cosmetics users alike. I use the large, round creamy stick as blush (it blends in really well, giving my cheeks quite the pop without looking too obvious), but it’s also an “all-in-one” product that can be used on lips, cheeks, eyes and so on. Visit revolutionorganics.com to learn more about the company, its products, and its vision for “an organic revolution in beauty.”

 

 

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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