Karma Baskets and Gifts

Who are we? We are a part of the human experience! And we want to sustain life for ourselves and our family whilst encouraging love and positive energy. We want to promote giving by contributing to worthwhile charities and sell products that enable you, the consumer, to feel extra special about how you are spending your money.

How? By Gifting Positive Energy with Karma Baskets and Gifts. We all gift the people in our lives. And most of us are of kind heart, striving in some small way to make this world a better place. But lets face it, with the chaos that is life, it's not always easy! So this is where Karma Baskets and Gifts can help! Gifts of the spirit that are positive and healing. Unique gifts, that are fully customizable, on request, with intentions for manifesting Positive Energy for you as an individual, or perhaps a group that you would like to inspire!  And we use trade friendly and organic/recyclable products whenever possible. 

Combine all this goodness with the 2% donation from every basket to a charity tied to that basket, and yeah, you are "Gifting Positive Energy!" Its good Karma! It's good energy! We are, Karma Baskets and Gifts, Gifting Positive Energy!  

Shielding Myself from Negative Energy!

I created a grid tonight.  I originally was going to write about two cards I had drawn, two days ago.  It was about shielding and healing with music and energy.  Very appropriate for what has been going on for the last few months.  But I changed my mind.

So I shuffled, and drew 4 new cards.  The one card about shielding presented again.  

Also tonight, putting together the blog, I decided I wanted to place my cards on my grid cloth. Do a reading. So placing the new cards on the grid cloth became a mindful endeavor.  Each placement, was a moment of, "this feels right".  Each placement was guiding me with this blog.  I added some crystals.  I cleansed them with white sage, concentrated on divine guidance and placed them among the cards.  Then my intuition kicked in and I decided to add my Chakra bracelets on the grid cloth as well.  I wear them daily. They help me balance.  They help me mediate my emotions.  I feel naked without them!

 I didn't cleanse the bracelets though.  They felt like me.  My energy.  I wanted it in the reading.  

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 Here is the outcome.  

Cards:  1.  Shield yourself.  Lots of negative energy lately shifting through my life, our lives.  I protect myself daily by concentrating on Positive Energy, and Gifting Positive Energy whenever possible.  The Gifting of Positive energy and the receiving of Positive Energy is to me, a communion with Spirit.  My Spirit gifts a positive energy, and in turn will attract positive energy back.  I am shielded from the negative by attracting the positive.  And I use energy tools to help me achieve it.  No different then using this keyboard to write this post.  

Cards:  2.  Integrity.  Strive for all things with integrity and commitment to doing no harm.   Anything I do with integrity will shield me from projecting and receiving negative energies. Plus, it's playing nice!  I like to play nice.   

Cards:  3.  Heart Chakra.  Follow my heart.  Be open to giving and receiving love.  Love is one of the most positive energies we can share. Sharing love not only is shielding our souls from negative energies, but also the souls of the ones we love.  Pure white energy.  

Cards:  4.  Third Eye Chakra.  And this I will quote.  "It is safe for you to see the energy of love in all of its forms, such as angels, auras, and visions."   This I quoted because  the card gave me the confidence to post this blog! 

So I am going to end the blog with this.  When I open my mind to the Spirit and I  concentrate on the white light in life, I shield myself from negative energies that are in this world. When I use energy tools, be it gifts of nature, like crystals, fragrance, flame, or  some really cool divination tools created by some really cool humans, I am guided to set my intentions and realize the positive.  I use the gifts of energy to project an aura of white light that helps shield me from the confused people that are not allowing their Spirit to shine.  And let's face it, we need all the help we can get.    It's been a bitch of a week!

XOXO, 

Team Positive Energy! (Me)

 

The Dreaded Pop-UP!

HI!  This week's blog is going to be my rant page!  And yes, it's about the dang pop-ups that seem to be a constant in our daily lives.  Who hates them????  I know I do!  

So, the "pop-up", in the beginning, was a technology used in very annoying ad campaigns, typically of a rather nefarious nature.  Usually spyware, or an annoying advertising cookie that would hunt and haunt your every move. And not at all passively, either.  They were in your face with a, "you're mine b@&ch," trapping you in an endless loop of pop-up hell!!!  And often times,  it was a virus, that would wreck that very interesting wave you were surfing!  YOU WERE SCREWED!!

If you do remember these times of extreme frustration, you should also remember this was also the time that some extremely wise internet Gods and Goddesses, developed the pop-up blocker!  It was heavenly!  Nothing intruded. Surfing was fun and carefree!  We could hang ten 24/7 if we wanted!  

Then something happened.  As the internet grew, so did the technology.  Suddenly very cool content, be it for a home user or a work environment was developed.  Downloading from the internet became a "thing" and if you didn't allow downloads, you were beached!  Pop-ups were no longer thought of as dangerous. Well, as long as you paid attention!   So, of course, we  the internet audience, with glee, turned to our pop-up manger and selected the  "off switch"!  

Becoming a norm, we expect the pop-up.  We are looking for them, reading the information first, like good little boys and girls, and accepting the downloads with forethought and knowledge. THE BLISS!  

But now, it seems that every site is using pop-ups to sign you up for something.  And honestly, that's cool, I want people to sign up for my stuff too!  ...except the timing always seems to be in the middle of a hurried quest for information and, dang it, there is a pop-up.  Or the page is loading slowly...and oh yeah, it's a pop-up. They are like gnats that you always have to swat away!  

For me, and a lot of people I talk to, the pop-up has become like an annoying yet loving family member. Constantly in your face, wanting information, or telling you how to do something! 

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Recently I was traveling to a job site.  I had to stop in a strange town for something to eat and a phone charger.  My navigation on my car was already programmed with the address of the job site, so I didn't want to disrupt the process.  My phone, a very capable tool, I decided to use.   It was low on battery, but enough charge to help me find a Publix, a local grocery store that carries everything! So lunch and power would be simple, right?  Not this day!  

I faithfully called upon my Siri, and ask for the closest Publix near me.  But no... She wasn't being a faithful modern day Genie and refused to come out of her bottle with the "how can I help you attitude" I expected!  She instead kept sending me premature pop-ups from her bottle. You know the iPhone loop that just keeps popping up with a message of, "I'm sorry, I didn't get that", before I could get my sentence out!  And then the suggestions on how to use her magical capabilities, the pop-up messages that give you suggestions on usage!  

 So, now I am getting irritated. All thoughts of mindfulness became something like a vague reference of a greeting card I read once.  I am not usually inpatient either, but this is a very expensive phone.  And this technology has been around. You know, like FOREVER!   

So my irritation building, I pull over.  I find the Publix by searching it up on a page, looking at a map on my phone, and locating it in the old fashioned way.

Finally, I get to this lovely Publix.  And with a sigh of relief, I walk in grab some sushi and head over to the electronics aisle.  Except there is no iPhone cord for my iPhone, just an older type cord from the years of the iPhone 4 days.  Seriously, every cord you can image was there, except for a modern iphone cord!  But I digress, this little rant is about pop-ups!  

So now I realize that I need an AT&T store.  So before I leave the store, I ask the checkout clerk where might I find an AT&T store.  Even she has a pop-up, explaining to me my phone would probably get me there, it was in my hand!  :)  I quickly explained the whole almost dead phone thing, and she decided to share, without asking for my email address and name.  

So I go to the parking lot, and calmly eat my sushi, which was pretty good.  And decide to also ask Siri, where is the closest AT&T store?  Just to back up what the gal said, and because honestly, I was pressed for time and made a calculated decision on battery life.  I also thought since the car was parked, it would work.  Do you know what Siri did?  She told me where the AT&T closest to me was, located 200 hundred miles away.   OMG...Mercury was not in retrograde, and I have never had such problems with technology even when it is!  Thus, I decided to just go for it based on the directions via the live person share.  

Actually turned out not to be so hard to find the mall where the store was, but it was an outdoor mall.  A huge outdoor mall.  And it was not one large open parking lot, but pretty courtyards, with winding brick pavers. And, of course,  not an AT&T sign to be found!

And did I mention a very large mall?  Which happened to have very curvy, narrow paths? Also a lot of elderly people walking and driving.  I was ready to scream!   I had totally lost my enlightened self! 

So I park, and I try google maps to find the AT&T store, and what do I get but a damn pop-up, asking me to enter my name, and email etc, to create a profile for a new map history thing they are working on!  I cannot tell you how very unexpected and irritating it was!  I mean seriously, I sat in that car...I closed my eyes, and I took 3 deep breaths.  Maybe 4. And I concentrated on how beautiful the breathing was, letting it soothe me.  I asked the angels and all powers that be, to guide me to patience.

Feeling a little better, I looked up and what store do you think I was parked in front of?  Insert glitter, fairy dust and a sweet yelp here! 

So thankfully, and believe me, so thankful, I went into AT&T, bought my cable, and started out on the road.  

The whole point of this story?  I vow, to try anyway, to NEVER INCORPORATE POP-UPS ON MY SITE!!!!!!!  

 

XOXO,

Team Positive Energy! 

 

P.S., Not all pop-ups are bad, since I just got one telling me my battery is low and I better plug in!  :)

Week three with this AMAZING Community!

I am trying to decide what to write about.  What do I have to say that will interest anyone?  Will something about me be the right subject?  Well, yes, maybe, since this site is new, and you don't know me!   And besides, I would like to give you a little history since I am new to this wonderful community that I have tapped into! 

So first, I was raised in a Catholic environment.  It was a fine environment.  Very good people.  Never had a bad experience with a nun or a priest!  :)  But it didn't suit me.  

Later I tried other Christian groups.  They didn't click for me either.  Actually got kicked out of one church for questioning doctrine!  Yeah, again, not for me.  

Thought about Judaism, seriously, because I thought, why not go to the source!  And, I had a lot of Jewish friends that I looked up to!  But, I didn't really pursue the idea.  

The whole time I was questioning beliefs, I always knew there was something.  I could feel it in my very core.  Sense it with the signs that would come my way.  Too much coincidence, to be coincidence, ya know!  

 

In between my journey into the traditional faiths, I studied metaphysics. And I loved it!  I felt in touch with the Spirit that is life.  I believed and still do, that our souls are truly connected though each other, and that Spirit or Holy Spirit is in us all!

 

Then I discovered metaphysics.   Metaphysics was\is interesting to me.   Soon after, I decided I was on the right track.  Things were clicking for me for the first time in my life!  

However, in my excitement to find answers,  I lost touch with reality.  I didn't care that it scared my mom.  She was terribly scared that I was involved with things that would hurt me, I pooh poohed her.  I didn't care what doors I was closing, because I was seeking the truth.  And the more I sought answers, the more I insisted on sharing my thoughts and beliefs.  I had an answer for everything and was trying so hard to share my understanding, so I could help others too! Spread the news!!!!  

On the surface, that may sound enlightened. But it wasn't.  Because I wasn't tolerant, understanding, considerate, insightful for anyone else's feelings or beliefs... It was all about me and my quest for "True Enlightenment".  So I got hurt. And I hurt others.   I won't go into a lot of details, but picture a smart, attractive woman, that think's she knows it all.  Not paying attention to the people that love her, and not realizing that the world we live in, requires attention to the mundane.  Requires an acceptance of the three dimensional hard surface which is, "life".  Our classroom!  And I failed! 

So, I stopped.  I returned to the church.  I tried to force myself to believe.  And I got on with my life.  I became accepted, normal.  

I successfully raised a beautiful daughter, on my own.  Grew a great career in Information Technologies.  Later met the man of my dreams, who is a large part of my Team Positive Energy.  And I returned to my faith.  My true faith. Which is this world is full of magic, and we have access to the magic.  That the Holy Spirit is in us all and that divine intervention is everywhere!  And thankfully, I am blessed to be in some really, really good company, which is the community that is you!  

So that is a short bio of me.

Please feel free to comment and share a little of yourselves with me!  I would love to get to know you! 

xoxo,

 

Team Positive Energy! 

Astrology for Breast Cancer Research - And for ourselves too!

Before I begin writing this blog, I want to clarify that Team Positive Energy is really one person with a dream, and a very supportive family, or Team.  So as we go forward, I sign Team Positive Energy because it is a way for me to be mindful of this relationship, and it just kinda makes me feel good too! But writing with a "we", yeah, that's not going to happen if I want this blog to be real... So... It's going to be in the first person from now on! xoxo

So now on to topic:  I  have chosen all purchases that are astrology based to be associated with Breast Cancer Research.  It was a feeling I got in my heart when I was outlining my plan for Karma Baskets and Gifts.  No grandiose reasons for why I chose to match astrology to this cause, it was just because it felt right.  And I am a FIRM believer in instinct!  So thus begins  our quest to contribute 2% of profits from our astrology based gifts to The Breast Cancer Research foundation, until there is a CURE!  

How I use Astrology!

Astrology is such a cool thing that we all get to partake in if we choose. And for the record, I don't claim to be an astrologist, I leave that to the experts! But I do enjoy astrology, and I can't help but notice how so many times it is so accurate with what is happening in my moments!  And what I love most about astrology, is the fact that as I live with the daily obligations that is life, it helps me be mindful.

Okay, so this is my interpretation coming at you in the next part of this blog.  If I am at all offensive to anyone, please know that I do NOT believe that I am the "truth, the light or the final decree of accuracy" for what astrology "is". This is just me sharing with you how astrology works for me.  :)

When I read my chart, horoscope, daily plan, etc., I will reflect upon the narrative as a tool to help me deal with my moments in life.  We live in a rocking fast paced world, with many other people's balls juggling through our personal space at any given moment!  Astology helps me slow down.  Being mindful with the help of an astrological perspective, to me, is centering.

Now I personally don't use astrology so rigidly that I won't do anything on a day when the chart is especially negative.  What I do, and AGAIN,  this is just what I like to do, is use astrology to bring a little balance to my mental state. It helps me handle whatever comes my way.  Because to me, following the principles of the law of attraction, means keeping that vibration up is key. Astrology helps me concentrate on attracting the energy I want!  With astrology as an aid, and because I have an idea of what's going to come at me on a given day, I recognize it, am mindful of it, and thus check what ever emotions start to bubble up throughout the day.  Very helpful when I realize....."That's why I want to kill this guy"!  :)  So, if the energy is tough one day, it doesn't slow down my moving train that is my life, but instead gives me that little extra pick me up, when I need it most!     

Thanks for taking some time to get to know us, ;0)!  I hope you enjoyed it! And remember to check out our very cool site with some very cool causes that our on our radar!!   

And October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Go Pink!!!  

Xoxo,

Team Positive Energy!  :)

 

 

Astrology, Angels, and lots of Energy Intention towards Gifting Positive Energy!

If you are reading this, thank you for sharing a little of your time to get to know us at Karma Baskets and Gifts.  We hope you like us! 

We have been open almost a week, and we are so excited!  Because we are on a  mission.  A growing work in progress.  And we are also having fun! 

 "Gifting Positive Energy" with you, and with your  choice of basket or baskets, is tied to one or more of the three very deserving organizations.  We have been committed to this dream for some time now!  And even though it was really tough to only choose three causes, we did narrow it down to, "The Breast Cancer Research Foundation", "The Joyful Heart Foundation" and "The Empowerment Plan". Each, has a special place in our hearts, for what they do and for whom we have known.  Each, represent a strong commitment to change for the greater good!  

Angels are everywhere.  Energy is undeniable.  And the pull of the planets, goes back centuries!

Every day we are slammed by the media with negative things that are going on in the world. But we also hear about the many people, many brilliant people, working as a collective to remedy the negative energies in this world!  Many of them are young and full of energy. Many of them are older and established, and have the energy and time to work hard for change too.  But many of US, can barely get the groceries put away before we are running kids to different clubs and events.  Or maybe we are airport hopping for the next project that we are passionate about!  Or ev working a couple of jobs to make ends meet!  No matter what our endeavors are, basicallWE ARE ALL FREAKING BUSY!  

So we got to thinking.  Most of us buy gifts for friends and loved ones, celebrating and sharing life events with them.  And most of us have some real conviction to some type of spirit!  So why not give something special to someone, that also gifts some very great causes too!  Why not share the beauty that is in our souls by multitasking that gift's intent!  

Astrology is fun, personal, and sometimes so dead on accurate that it will inspire understanding, insight and give one a perspective to deal with life changes.  

Beautiful angels are all around us.  And our angel line is not only stunning, but with an intention that will draw angelic spirit and presence.  Why not gift a focal point for that spirit?

And energy gifts, be it crystals that vibrate the beautiful healing energy of nature, or fragrances, that help soothe your soul and calm your spirit, all these elements are gifts, here for us to enjoy and gift to the ones we love!  

So while we wish we could help the world like the wonderful people that work with organizations tirelessly.  And we wish we could donate hundreds of dollars to so many causes, most of us are just beautiful souls, living our lives, full of a dormant compassion for things we can't control! 

Let us help!  Let's bring that compassion to life! Let's take a little more control!  

Next time you gift someone, gift something different, exciting, and enlightening!   The next time you gift someone, start Gifting Positive Energy towards some very worthy causes!  

We think this is a really cool idea!  We are really, really excited about sharing it with you!  And we hope that your inner spirit guides you to start Gifting Positive Energy with Karma Baskets and Gifts!  

XOXO,

Team Positive Energy

Karma Baskets and Gifts! 

 

 

 

 

Beginnings!

We are so excited to launch Karma Baskets and Gifts!  Life is too short not to have fun with what you do daily, and what can be more fun than Gifting Positive Energy!  

Baskets offering a choice of a spiritual and personal expression, while also donating 2% to a charity associated with the basket style! That's just cool! 

And speaking of donating, we want to explain why we link the charity to the gift type.  It's the KISS principle.  Keeping it simple by linking it to the basket type and using the sale of those baskets to quickly and accurately donate that money you have gifted!  So, ten baskets for instance of, Astrology,  will be a simple arithmatic, 2% of the total of those ten baskets. 

So, thank you for visiting and we are so looking forward to the opportunity  of Gifting Positive Energy with you!

Love, Peace and Good Karma!

Karma Baskets and Gifts!