Posted: by Jo Thursday, 26 May 2022 @ 13:48
This year sees a sixth year of
our My Best Self campaign, which we
kicked off when we first launched Mantra in 2016.
The idea is to share stories
about how we can all step up and be our best selves. For me, having a mantra –
a memorable set of words – in a given moment can really help to change our
thoughts and our behaviours. That is why I created Mantra Jewellery – to bring
together inspiring words and a tangible reminder, in a beautiful piece of jewellery.
This year, we are sharing stories
and examples from some of you, our lovely customers, about why you chose a
We hear your stories when we come to events,
and you tell us why you have chosen that specific mantra; when you phone us
up to ask for advice; when you message us on Live Chat, to get our opinion; or when you give us a review on Feefo and you tell us what the gift was for.
Or when you explain the message which you’d like us to write on the card.
We will never identify who you are; or use your
name in a story. We absolutely don’t want to embarrass you, or intrude on your
privacy. But we do want to share your lovely kindness, your belief in a friend,
your love for your daughter, your support for a colleague – to inspire others with your thoughtfulness.
If you’d like to contribute to
our year-long campaign, then please drop us an email with your story, to firstname.lastname@example.org,
with the subject line – ‘Sharing a Story’. We’d love to hear from you – and we
promise to share all stories anonymously.
The Crown Chakra launched less than 6 months ago, at the beginning of December 2021, and has already become one of our bestsellers.
The mantra itself – ‘I open myself up to life’s mysteries’ - was written as a message of encouragement to keep an open mind; to recognise that there are many things we don’t have answers to in the world; and to be comfortable living with a certain amount of uncertainty and unknowing.
We brought this inspiring message to life with the symbol of the Crown Chakra – the energy centre that hovers above the crown of our head, and is said to help us experience a connection with God or universal intelligence. It is considered the chakra of enlightenment, representing our connection to our spirituality, helping us to see who we are beyond our physical self – reminding us that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Chakras are a complex and ancient energy system that originated in India over 1000 years ago, the term coming from the Sanskrit word for 'wheel'. These seven spinning wheels of energy are meant to be open and aligned, for you to feel in balance. When one or more of your chakras becomes blocked or unbalanced, it is thought to have an impact on your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health.
Since we launched the Crown Chakra, it has proven most popular as a self-purchase, with many people buying it as a reminder for themselves to keep an open mind, and embrace curiosity and uncertainty.
With self-purchases, we often don’t know the exact reasons for the purchase, as many things can prompt someone to buy themselves a Mantra necklace – from a specific event or happening in your life; to a realisation that a Mantra could help you overcome a limiting belief; to a desire to change your beliefs or behaviours; to a simple desire to treat yourself.
But others of you have bought the Crown Chakra as a gift – perhaps a birthday, leaving present, ‘new start’ gift, or other, and in this case, we often know your reasons.
Here are just a few examples from your stories
Encouragement: We have seen the Crown Chakra given as a reminder to stay open-minded and open-hearted, no matter what has happened in life
New Start: It has been used as a gift when someone is starting out on something new, as an encouragement to feel comfortable with the not knowing
Positivity: The mantra about opening ourselves up has been gifted in tough times, to encourage someone to remain open-hearted and curious
Birthday: To celebrate many age-ranges of birthday
Leaving Gift: We have seen the Crown Chakra given as a leaving gift, to wish someone well on their new adventures, even if they are unsure of what comes next
Gratitude: The Crown Chakra has been gifted simply to thank someone for being them
Mother's Day: To celebrate Mum, on this very special day
And here are just a few excerpts of the thoughtful messages
you have asked us to write on the accompanying card:
‘A very happy birthday to you. Have fun on your adventures xxx’
‘Dear Little Sister, I’m so proud of you. Lots of love, Big Sister xxx’
‘Happy Mother’s Day to our darling Mum xxx’
‘We love you lots xxx’
So – choose the Crown Chakra to give powerful encouragement to someone to remain open minded and to invite a little mystery into their lives.