Upward Spiral is a space for healing and transformation, both the space within ourselves and also a physical space where people can go to discover, be, and become who they are.
We are a community center in our home of Tampa, FL, a space where individuals can come together to support each other’s healing while working on their own transformation. The truth is we are all in this together, but we must do our own part. We’ve come this far, as Herman Hesse says, but there still remains much to learn.
This month we are featuring Bergamot, a deliciously bright scent that is perfect for the summer time.
Read about how Bergamot calls us to embrace balance in our lives.
So many of our customers fall in love with the essential oils when they begin to get to know them. Our students become enchanted by the healing properties of the oils that they learn in classes. But even after purchasing a few oils and heading home with notes on application methods, some still come back with a feeling of being overwhelmed with the possibilities.
We have a new offering designed to help our customers experience the transformative power of aromatics.
For US, the circle is the healing path. We all go through cycles in our lives and our health, and sometimes can feel that we are stuck in the cycle. Sometimes we might feel like "we've already been through this," or worse "I thought I already healed this."
But there is a way out of the unproductive cycles and into the healing journey.
With the beautiful marjoram blooming in the front garden, we thought Marjoram should be our featured Oil of the Month for May. It also works out that Marjoram has a mothering quality to it so it's the perfect pick for Mother's Day too!
Use this simple visualization while inhaling Marjoram and soothe your worries with this calming scent.
The mothers in our lives are important to us. We want them to know that they are loved and admired. We want to show our appreciation of them and all that they do. But finding just the right way to show our love can be tricky.
That's why we are here to help. Upward Spiral has the perfect gifts for all types of moms.
When we first moved in a little over two years ago, we planted a little garden out front of one of the windows. By "we," we actually mean our Center-Mom, Sylla. She brought over cuttings from her garden and even in fairly shallow soil with rocks underneath, several of the plants have flourished.
We've been pretty devastated this week with the news that came out of our neighboring city, Orlando. It has been difficult to go through our days without wondering what we can do for those suffering.
We decided to make a blend we are calling "I'm Pulse." The name comes from the place of the incident but is also an affirmation for our collective unity in this healing process. We hope that we can help others to continue to allow our natural impulse to love to live on.
When you search inside of yourself, what do you see? This Valentine’s Day, discover the best parts of your character and spirit. Appreciate them, celebrate them. Even the not-so-good parts, too.
We all have things in our lives that we need to "make peace with." It might be an old personal grudge, or a certain state within the world at large, but we all have an experience that haunts us in some way. Holding onto our past negative experiences can feed feelings of separateness, isolation, and loneliness. But by going inward, we can find the peace that is ever present.
Sometimes when we've lost something we once had we try to retrace our steps to find out where we've left it.
Have you ever walked a Labryth? The Labryth is a design that depicts a path towards a center but with a long journey to get there. Many churches and parks will have a labryth as a place to contemplate our life journey.