SHIVA ROSE - holistic blogger + beauty alchemist
"BEAUTY TO ME IS A WAY IN WHICH WE SEE THE WORLD. I HAVE BEEN MEDITATING FOR SOME TIME ON THE NAVAJO PRAYER, 'WALKING IN BEAUTY', AND THAT IS THE TRUE ESSENCE OF IT. TO SEE IT IN THE LEAVES DURING SEASONS, TO SEE IT IN THE VIBRANT COLORS OF FLOWERS, TO SMELL IT IN APPROACHING RAIN, TO FEEL IT IN THE WIND. THESE THINGS ARE ULTIMATE BEAUTY, AND THE GIFT IS TO BE ABLE TO LIFT THE VEIL TO SEE AND APPRECIATE IT IN OUR DAILY LIFE."
RITUAL • What are your daily inner + outer rituals to cultivate beauty and radiance?
I am finding tremendous joy in the rituals that I try to incorporate. I start the greeting of the sun with sprays of rosewater
on my face. I then take a teaspoon of coconut oil for oil pulling, and warm the water on the kettle as I do so. Before I
take care of my family of animals and daughters, I will sit quietly with some Living Tea and think on how I’d like
the day to unfold. I then will massage unto my face, either my rose face oil or another brand that i am trying for my site. On top
of that I will add my glow balm (coming soon). If going somewhere where I need to be presentable I will add some RMS
products like the lip tint and luminous shimmer. I always keep rosewater handy either in my bag or car so I can keep
hydrated through the day. I take baths daily as a ritual using my own salts and oils after. I also like to dry brush at times and
take cold plunges in the rivers of Ojai to keep me clear ~
NOURISH • What are your staples for beauty + wellness + radiance?
Eating 100 % organic if I can, which means eating from my garden or farmers markets. Avocados, ghee, coconut oil,
kale, sprouted soaked nuts, coconut water, all the organic fruit when in Kauai, purified water, flower essences, pearl powder, cacao, cacao, cacao.
Oh, did I mention cacao ~
BODY • How do you keep your body healthy, strong, and powerful?
What an enlightened question! I feel that has definitely led me to a healthier and happier life. I try to walk to my
Church a few times a week, which is the canyon behind me home. This is where I worship mama earth at her best.
I take my shepherd Luna and we walk through the Santa Monica Mountains foraging for nettles, mugwort or fresh fennel.
This and my Kundalini practice help me move energy and feel free and elated. I also will try to dance in my living room
when feeling called ~
MIND • How do you stay grounded, confident, and centered in this modern day craziness we call life?
My Kundalini practice has helped me tremendously in navigating the waters of being human today. The meditation and
mantras connect me to The Source, and train my nervous system so I can handle any of the usual ups and downs. I usually
have mantas playing in my home and this sets the tone and energy as well. I just did white tantric last weekend and it
was empowering to be able to accomplish long meditations with so many light beings ~
SPIRIT • BENSHEN means 'root of the spirit' - how do you root your spirit into your life, which in turn, keeps your body beautiful, healthy, and radiant?
For me connecting to my mama earth, and finding like minded sisters has helped me manifest the life I dreamt
about. Becoming still and asking our soul what it yearns for, and also how we can better humanity with our daily interactions.
We cannot make others happy until we are happy and at peace, so it’s necessary to start there. Dreaming of a clean
planet where my children and their children can drink the water, bath in the seas and rivers, eat pure unadulterated foods, breathe the air
all this and more keeps me going. Feeling goddess self love and being love itself ~