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Holiday Wishes and Thanks From BethKaya

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Sending this #orgone set to a very special person to my heart and spiritual development. Made this special hosting grid for them too. The intention behind this set is Space, Gravity, New Moon, Orbits, Transits, Wrathful Transformation, Nodding Ancestors, Throat, Root and Sacral Chakric Balance. ⚡️ #metaphysical #crystals #crystalinfused #crystalhealing #orgonite #transmutation #allone “Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Heres Tom with the Weather.” -Bill Hicks (on truth reporting re: psychedelics)The holiday rush is almost over. In the New Year I have a lot of plans for my business. Changes in how I sell, efficiency and more attention to my family, self and light practice afoot! I hope you all take time to enjoy what’s so very fleeting and get into the spirit of the season a bit! Thank you all for supporting my business and the various projects I’ve had the pleasure of working on. (The Charity Prom, Lightworker Shopping Event, Wellness Giveaway, Handmade Holiday Vibes Group, The Butterfly Wellness Project and More) . It’s a pleasure to serve the community by sprinkling a little magic around! Happy Holidays from BethKaya Design! Sending you all abundance and the manifestation of your goals! Holiday Wishes and Thanks From BethKaya

 

Love,

Beth

Standing Up for Your Weird

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Do you ever feel like you are tired of having to explain yourself or stand up for your emotions? Do you find yourself in social situations just feeling out of place, like no one could possibly understand how your mind works ? Have you ever had to defend what you’re doing in your line of work or your passions?

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You are not and have never been alone. At some point there has to be a moment where you accept your light and don’t feel the need to explain it to anyone who isn’t open to receiving it. That is a gift we have to give ourselves. All you have inside of your special projection is exactly that, a special and unique projection. It’s not meant to mirror or be like anyone elses, despite how comfortable that feels for you and for others.

Why am I writing about this? Well for one, I am going to write more. As my social networks grow I notice each platform attempting to cash in on that success by forcing me to promote my content. I view that as a form of corporate bullying so I’ve vowed to try to just sprinkle my magic wherever it’s going to be received openly and if writing what’s in my heart is that I’m going to do that.

Someone came to me recently upset about being bullied in their life. I had these flash backs of being a small child in our old townhouse neighborhood. Sitting on the bathroom floor while my father dug gum and suckers out of my hair with ice and peanut butter. Truthfully I was teased endlessly by neighborhood children. They called me “goofy” and it was the hood nickname for me whenever I walked by. “Oh here comes goofy!” Then began the small tortures. I never really complained, I just accepted it and came sulking in with shit in my hair from these rude little rapscallions. Sitting there on that bathroom floor my dad would quip me out on all of the things I was supposed to say to come back to these kids. There was one line that he would remind me of through adult hood when coworkers would get to me, or even family.

“I’m very sorry, but you must have mistaken me for someone who has to put up with your crap.”

#BillHicks ? Truth so True It Hurts #idol #awakening ?

I smile now when I think of it, I don’t often repeat it but it’s a mantra for sure. It might not be sweetest sounding of phrases but when you remind yourself that whoever is projecting awfulness onto you, just for being yourself is coming from a place of misunderstanding and really misalignment. You can refresh yourself knowing that you are not obligated to agree or engage. You’re not obligated to explain or anything either. I never fought those kids back, and actually was relieved when we moved away but that obviously has it’s own host of challenges. That’s not to say I haven’t fought back in my life, or am saying you never should. I am saying however, that at a certain point the need to engage becomes less and less.

The whole universe is inside of you. #seedoflife #crystalinfused

We make an agreement to allow ourselves to be pushed around even from a young age. We are so open to receiving and pleasing sometimes that it makes us targets – additionally sometimes we are so closed that we are targeting without knowing it. I don’t blame those kids, I know they had a lot of pain too.

I was weird, I was different. I had trouble communicating from some hearing issues I had and have always been highly sensitive. That means I am interested in a lot of things that others are missing and bringing those things to the surface all the time. It seems strange and out of place, often. In my adult life this “weird” outsider cloak remains. I have done my best in my life to embrace this and show others joy from this place of mine. That feels like a duty to me to communicate through this lens I’ve been given. The beautiful part about this is that anyone can do this and has the lens too.

The next time you feel like being different is the wrong thing because someone has something to say about your path, remember the words of my father digging candy from my locks – You are NOT obligated to put up with the negativity of others about your journey. Simply find your graces, and exit. Make the agreement that you are more important to yourself. It’s OK. Yes, it is!

All the love and ass kicking –

Beth

 

 

The Butterfly Wellness Project – An Opening Ode

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Healing comes in many shapes and forms ✨ #crystalgrid #merkaba #sacredgeometry #comfort #determination #poise ❤️ #crystalhealing

It is the moment we realize that we are always in transit, that we can ever fully arrive. Sometimes, change can occur over a period of time, incidents and instability. Sometimes, change can occur in a heartbeat.

I wonder about that heartbeat. How loud does it shake the walls inside of my body? Is it a healthy tone like my favorite guitar player’s amplifier? The biggest gift you can give to yourself is worthiness. Everything you’ve ever wanted to do in life, almost – can be activated on self worth alone.

The Butterfly Wellness Project is a campaign towards fitness, sharing goals, aligning vitality, health and wellness solutions on a universal level. Without wellness, there can be no wholeness. I am on my own journey and hope through sharing this with you that together we can achieve our goals goals.

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I am worth my goals. I am worth a complete lifestyle shift further into awakened living. You are too.

Thank you for sharing this affirmation and I look forward to talking more about the Butterfly Wellness Project with you!

I started a new instagram feed to highlight this initiative.

@ButterflyWellnessBeth

Light in you and all around you,

Beth

Zero 7 – Crosses from FRIEND on Vimeo. *Hubs was playing some music by Alan Parson’s project while I wrote this tune called “Game’s People Play” – Reminded me of this Zero 7 tune, might even be a homage to it. Some pretty neat Mandala animations!

Autumn is Here @BKDC

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✨☺️✨ Autumn Fragrances are also live in the shop!! 🌻#Irish DragonsBlood, #Supermoon and Combos for the Season 🍂Like Warm Vanilla and Teak, 🌿Cannabis Flower and Cardamom. 🌐I may have poured my last Orgone casts of the season over my birthday weekend. 🍂The weather has turned. I'm glad I was devoted enough behind the curtain to cast over 200 small orgone talismans to slowly trickle out over the cooler months. ☺️ Till next spring eh? *Make sure if you have a second to comment on the pyramid a photo or two back to enter that no strings giveback* 🌐I also have some several of these vintage plate Crystal grids in the shop - message me for a coupon off one!! 🌌💎Dream catcher by @dreamersdelight 🌻Wooden Seed Of Life by @woodwearbyandrea , holograms by @sacredstatedesign 💎⚡️*if you would like just a hologram etsy convo me they look awesome on cars!!💎🔮 #mandala #sacredspace #sacredgeometry #seedoflife #etsy #bybethkaya

Greetings semi strangers! What an epic September it’s been so far!

My fall collection of crystal infused skincare is LIVE in the shop

www.bethkaya.etsy.com

Scents and Bath Savories of the Season! Some new mark downs to make room for holiday items as well – search SALE for those specials! Message me if you don’t see something you had your eyes on or have any questions. Take a peak! Click THIS photo to be taken 🙂

✨#Etsy update live✨ Lots of new holistic and #crystalinfused delights for your mind, body and spirit! BethKaya/Etsy - Link in Bio ! Since tomorrow is my birthday here is a 10% off coupon purchases $20 or more (not valid for private sales) Use Code : VIRGOLOVE2015  I hope you have a rockin Friday and weekend!! Regular Auction Tomorrow Am (10:30am) and still a little bit of time to enter my #bethkaya15k Mega parcel giveaway, look that hashtag up for the graphic to share to enter! Sending you all #energy love, #heady vibes and massive amounts of #bliss.  #skincare #bathbombs #soap #etsyartist #essentialoils #energyart #crystalhealing #lotion #fragrance #tonic #sacredsensory

Lots of events, SOUPERGROOVE music festival was a success! We loved our dream team staff, mineral guru Conni from @Autumsunoriginals and our dear friend Shanna – Homesteading Extraordinare in her own right! We had a blast sharing love for crystal energy with the festival goers!

We filled out monthly residency at the Murray Grove Renewal and Retreat Center in loving company as well. The Random Test Reggae Band played their Sunday Cafe house and were so full of energy and incredible spirit. Everyone danced and my four year old walked right up and highfived them and told them they “made his heart happy”! You HAVE to come to these cafe houses! Check Murray Grove out on facebook for their flier. I also have been moonlighting with their marketing team and word on the street is we might do a bingo night when the chill gets a little thicker!

I have had to refill this box each night. Made my sweet husband go shopping at the crib because I sold a lot of my most special pieces and I gotta keep it fresh. Thank you @jdrewsilvers for making such lovely homes for all of my special earth gifts and thank you #soupergroove for being such mineral lovers!! Especially like usual the kids! Kids are so sensitive to Crystal energy! Give a kid you love a crystal! See what happens! #crystals #minerals #flowerchild #festivallife #crystalinfused

Also just finished up Open Minded Smoke and Specialty in Toms River ‘s 4th anual customer appreciation day. I have had the pleasure of evolving and vending this event each year – I left in tears literally overwhelmed by the growth and beauty of the day. Jennifer, Fran and Melissa over there are incredible people and they make that spot a hub for love and kindness in this community. If you are on the Jersey Shore, it’s an attraction you must visit. Tons of loving things in there to intruige and nourish the spirit.

✨Packing - like all these Rolling Stones - another show tomorrow in Toms River NJ at Open Minded - Please come kick it! Fun stuff going down all day - food , music, cool kids 💎 I'm having a gem show and doing free henna tats! Sending you all tons of love and Caturday night fevah!! #birthdaygirl #artist #gemstones #minerals #polishedgems #tumbledgemstones #quartz #carnelian #calcite #crystalhealing #crystalinfused #bybethkaya

What’s on tap for October?

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The Cafe House at Murray Grove Retreat & Renewal Center 10/11/15 

5:30PM

Live music from The Real Jersey Gina

– Vendors – Food – BYOB – Bring A Snack $10 Door Donation

https://www.facebook.com/MurrayGrove

Skullboy’s Punk Rock Flea Market 

Unique Vendors * Vintage * Collectibles

10/24  12-5pm

https://www.facebook.com/Skullboyspunkrockfleamarket/timeline

 

Dropping hoops henna and hopes 😍☺️#bethkaya #festivallife #soupergroove

Hope to see you out at one of my live events as the season winds down! Looking to host a gem show but I’m not sure if I can pull it off 🙂

Enjoy Autumn Shifts!

XOBK

 

 

 

 

✨Good Saturday Morning to You!✨ Here is your regular Saturday #auction. These auctions are a way to get an intentionally bundled set of goodies from #BethKaya for less and with some sport! 🌊Today’s bundle focuses on regeneration 🌞and restoration🌙. Scents and Healing properties to restore #energy, #vitality, aide recovery and calm while brightening the #spirit. 🌌 This bundle includes: 🍂1 – Lavender & Sweet Orange 100% Natural Castile Soap Buggy with a Tibetan Quartz in the Center 🍂1 – Box of Sun Cone #Incense (Soapy, Round and Warm Tones) 2 – Mini #BathBombs, Perfect for hand, face or foot soaking – Red is Patchouli & Sweet Orange and the White is #Lavender Sweet Orange – Both with Hops, Guayusa and Shea Butter (all natural as well) 🍂2 – Raw #Crystal Chunks – Menthol #Calcite and Rose #Quartz 🍂1 – Large citrine point 🍂1 – Rectangle #Orgone Talisman with Tibet Quartz and Gold 🍂1 – #Selenite Palm Stone 🍂1 – 2.7oz Bottle of Freshly Made all natural Vetiver scented Liquid Castile soap (I was my hair with this blend sometimes!) with Tibetan Quartz point inside 🍂1 – .8ml sprayer of #Surfside non toxic handmade #perfume spray – unisex Beachy tones 🌾This beautiful #parcel retails for around $85 and bidding opens at ✨$22✨ and goes in whole dollar increments. Winner pays $6 shipping and handling USA and rated by Zipcode for international winners. 🌅 🍄To Bid🌾 ️Comment with Your Bid ️Tag Who You Are Outbidding Bidding Closes Sunday 9pm EST ✨ #goodluck #bethkayaauctions Enjoy today as we slip into change! 🌟

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🌙Next on the block, ⚡️for the fella, ladies with the fellas, fellas fellas and baby’s fellas ;) 😂⭐️ 👊Masculine tones, energies, and notes in this bundle. 🌌As always, these auctions are a great way to get an intentionally paired bundle of BethKaya goods for less and at the hands of some sport. 🌊This bundle is wrathful, transformative 🌋yet grounding, 🌏stable and deep 🌐with and strong tone. Auction #5 Contains: 1 – 5 oz special edition bottle of WAVES by BethKaya infused with red sandalwood and lapis – WAVES is nautical, clean, aquatic and very soft, sexy yet impactful. 1 – 1 .8ml Glass Sprayer of TEAK & DRAGONS BLOOD Body Spray with Sapphire 1 – .8ml Glass Sprayer of STRONG MEDICINE Body Spray also with Thai Sapphire (Leathery & Amber Tones) 1 – Palo Santo #Smudge Stick 1 – Orgone Rectangle Talisman with Mixed Gems – Green Opal, Tourmaline, Quartz, Apatite, Aluminum, Brass and More 1 – Large Beautiful Raw #Baltic Black #Amber Chunk 1 – Raw Azurite Chunk 1 – Large Polished #Carnelian #Palmstone 1 – 4.2oz Container of AURA #bathsoak with pink salt, #coconut milk, olive complex, colloidal oatmeal and more 1 – Ocos Geode Druzy Half 1 – Raw Botswana #Agate Chunk 1 – Septarian Chunk Rough 1 – FOREVER Scented #ActivatedCharcoal Face and Body #Soap 🍂Hunky Bundle of come hither coming to you valued at over $160!!+. 🍄Bidding opens at $27 and goes in whole dollar increments.🐉 ⚡️To Bid:⚡️ Comment With Your Bid Tag Who You Are Outbidding Winner pays $6 S/H USA and rated by weight for International Winners. Auction Closes Sunday 9pm EST. Good Luck! #parcel #bethkayaauctions #crystals #minerals #candles #crystalinfused #auction #intention #vibratehigher #bethkayaauctions #love #art #masculine #cologne #menstyle #spirit

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What is an angel to you? #smokeyquartz

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✨Good Sweet Saturday Morning to You! ✨ Welcome New Followers!

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Interview With BethKaya – By Zoe Wilder – Reposting From Skirt Collective

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– When Ms. Wilder approached me about an interview this winter, I admit I was hesitant. It seems strange to talk about yourself but at the same time I liked the idea of someone asking me about my work rather then me putting it in your face as I tend to do all on my own. Her questions were thought provoking and a good exercise in affirming where I am coming from and where I am going with my work. Please check out this article, give it a share and add your thoughts in the comments there or here! Thank You Zoe and and Skirt Collective!

Photo By Geraldine Vallecillos

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http://www.skirtcollective.com/an-interview-with-intuitive-artist-and-homesteader-extraordinaire-bethkaya/

“As an empathetic artist, I am constantly absorbing energy from my customers and situations. In business, you are supposed to look out for your bottom line. My bottom line is the customer. The balance is tough.”

The terms “homesteading” and “DIY” are relatively new. They didn’t exist because that was simply how people lived their lives. Our great grandmothers had gardens where they grew vegetables and fruit. Everything had natural ingredients. That’s all there were. It was the norm. In so many ways, the world has wandered so far away from that connection between who we are and what we consume.

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Intention Gift Set

However, I’ve noticed a growing awareness in the world about where our food comes from, whether it’s made with love and good intentions, and how that affects our health. I see this awareness moving towards skin care products, jewelry and fashion. As people become more enlightened about intention, more spiritual entrepreneurs are rising to the occasion to meet the demand.

One of the most prolific conscious creators I’ve met is Jersey Shore artist, BethKaya. She’s been making jewelry, perfumes, soaps and intentional tonics for me for years. It’s been a real pleasure to watch her succeed. I’m continually inspired by her creations, which inspired me to reach out and ask her a few questions about her craft.

ZW: When did you know you wanted to- had to- create art for a living?

BK: At a very young age, I knew that art, ancient culture, and gems were things I couldn’t live without. As an adult, I did hard time in corporate marketing for a decade with an end goal to make art the full time gig some day. In 2002, I started making various goods like candles, jewelry and salves. I had intended to be a jewelry designer and gemologist by trade, and that’s what I studied at night at the Fashion Institute in New York City while doing that hard time, but it never felt like a real possibility until I had my son. Something about that forces you to give it a go for the sake of being home, and needing a unique income option. I figured I might as well give a go at everything I had pipe dreamed from the beginning, and see if it would stick. Some things did, some didn’t but my voice and identity as an artist started to emerge and so far, so good.

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BethKaya’s Signature Fragrance Oils On Custom Designed Reclaimed Wood Display Pieces by J Drew Carpentry

ZW: How do you incorporate holism and spirit into your practice as an artist?

BK: Frankly, it’s the foundation of my work. As I got deeper into motherhood (one of the holiest sacraments) and being a one income family, I started to see every opportunity to do – from less and closer to nature. There’s so much waste spiritually and literally in society, even in business. I realized that the practices I was using in my home to keep my faith and family healthy were the very things that people were connecting to most within my body of work. We have a massive garden. We preserve flowers, herbs and spices. I connect so deeply to our garden and its gifts. For that, I am so grateful. The gratitude is a major component to the spiritual part. Sacred geometry is an inherent component of this because it IS nature, and spirit’s language. Being an international business woman and gem dealer gives me the unique ability to connect with different cultures all over the world for the raw materials that I make my products from. The connections I make seem to trust me in a special way, and offer their customs and rituals to me with an open mind. I believe all of our cultures are meant to be celebrated and am thirsty to connect to sacred customs and mythology. Intention is another facet to my work. It is an energy vibration I deal with, by imbuing these thoughts into my pieces and ministry works.

ZW: I’m in love with your gemstone and botanical infused oils and perfumes; and I’m not the only one. You’re ability to combine scents is out of this world. You have a “superpower” called synesthesia that allows you to smell and taste colors and sounds. Tell me more about this and how it informs your practice.

BK: I never really knew my senses were different until I asked other people if they too tasted color or could smell something like sound. I mean, I knew I was out in left field for other reasons. But, this realization and perfume was a fork in the road. I think that this crossing of sensory wires grants me to cross-create a product like a perfume that will recreate a moment in time for someone on a 360 degree level with a specific energy.

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BethKaya’s Signature Gemstone and Botanical Infused Roll On Fragrances

ZW: What are you focusing your creative energy towards lately?

BK: It’s always hard for me to focus on one medium, but the theme is just gemstone and botanical infused products with a specific intention – mostly holistic body care and perfumes. I still am doing custom jewelry pieces as well as orgone energy devices, but that’s being pushed more into the background.

ZW: When you are feeling spiritually bankrupt, what inspires you?

BK: Shutting everything down, and going out into nature with my husband and son. We reconnect and fuel up on the good stuff that life is about. Also prayer – I think praying is really a conversation with our higher selves, spirit and our guides. It’s important to check in with that on a regular basis. This plays into an attitude of gratitude that resets me when I am down on faith.

ZW: While more and more people are becoming hip to the concept of intention and the role this plays in what they eat and wear, there are still many people who have not been introduced to this idea. How do you reach the mainstream? Or rather, how does the mainstream make its way to you?

BK: A lot of spiritual concepts seem to come in and out of vogue. Right now “crystal energy” and “intention” have become hot buzzwords. Frankly, I see a lot of it watered down as a marketing gimmick, but I also see a lot of genuine interest in boarding a “spiritual arc” so to speak. This is an awakening that is growing rapidly, and extending itself to social media. Partnering with peers who are participating in this journey as well as using hashtags to call in those interested in seeking out what I am putting out there has drawn in the unique audience that appreciates and utilizes my work to the fullest.

ZW: How do you balance being an artist with being an entrepreneur?

BK: This part is pretty tough, admittedly. As an empathetic artist, I am constantly absorbing energy from my customers and situations. In business, you are supposed to look out for your bottom line. My bottom line is the customer. The balance is tough. I have to create for myself in addition to the demands of my clients. So I try to create a few things for myself before I jump into orders and purify my space via prayer and smudging. I focus well at night. And, I really am a better business woman in that zone than I am by day.

ZW: Homesteading is a big part of your life: gardening, canning, making natural cleaners, etc. It has even inspired you to make your amazing natural skin care products. At first glance, becoming so self sufficient can seem overwhelming. What advice do you have for aspiring homesteaders?

BK: It’s overwhelming because it’s exciting. My first piece of advice is to grow something that will provide you with something in return. An herb garden is a great thing even if you are in an urban setting. Then, I recommend getting a big jug of white vinegar and two essential oils:  tea tree oil and lavender. Those three things have a myriad of uses! Cleaning products, antibacterial functions, and crafts galore. There is so much information out there: forums, Pinterest, books. Dive in. Solve a problem for your home in a self sufficient way. This is the foundation!

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