This month, the Mindful + Mystic box was created around an interesting theme: the Hamsa Hand, a multi-faith symbol for protection. Hamsa history dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, and is found prominently in South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African cultures. Originally used to ward off the Evil Eye, the Hamsa has become a more generalized protective amulet, and is also associated with blessings, power, and strength. I opened my box to find myriad Hamsa products, as well as several items that can be used with the Hamsa to generate protective energies - as indicated by the box's insert describing how to utilize the items for a purification and protection ritual. Every box comes with information about the individual items as well, including pricing and discount codes if you want to purchase more from the partnered vendors. In a $33 box, I received over $70 worth of items, making this a phenomenal value!
Disclaimer: I received one Sapphire Soul Mindful + Mystic box free of charge in exchange for my review. No additional compensation was provided. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
As you can see, I got a LOT of really nice stuff! Honestly, I was BLOWN AWAY when I was unpacking my box. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this much beautiful was far more than I could have anticipated. What really impressed me was how on-theme everything was - I've looked into some boxes where about half the items were perfectly on point, but the rest seemed to be more like filler items. For my Hamsa box, as you can see, just about everything had a Hamsa on it! The other items, like the gemstones and the cleansing mist, fit nicely into the protection theme and can be used as supplemental items in related rituals. The only thing that seemed a little out of place was the Earth Magic Oracle card, though stunningly my Wolf card actually suits me pretty well, as several times it has been suggested to me that the wolf is my spirit animal. Certainly my puppy, who is basically me as a canine, seems to align with that possibility!
My favorite item in the box turned out to be the hilarious "Talk to the Hamsa" coffee mug, which I can already tell will get me through many long nights as I continue to pack my schedule. The amulet and votive holders are very close second and third favorites. One thing to note, however, is that not every box will contain the same items. Sapphire Soul designates a little "pool" of items for each month's box, and subscribers receive a subset of those products. For example, while I received hematite and malachite gems, another subscriber might have received smoky quartz and snowflake obsidian. I received the oracle card, but others would receive a spirit animal gemstone. I think this variation idea makes for a wonderful surprise, so your friends can't completely spoil your excitement if they happen to receive their box first!
Years ago, when I was still in school and religious studies (especially alternative and Asian religious) were my heavy focus, I spent a lot of my time getting in touch with my spirituality. Over the years I have lost touch with so much of that, and when I returned to Cleveland, I made a promise to myself that I would find my spirituality again. One thing I've wanted to do is create a household shrine for myself. What better way to start than with my Hamsa items? The first thing on my list is energy purification, to remove the negative energies that followed me from the past, and the items in this box are perfect for such purpose. Not only was the box a wonderful surprise, but it is also a timely convenience, as if Sapphire Soul knew exactly what my soul needed!
Here's maybe the best thing about Sapphire Soul: the Mindful + Mystic box isn't their only product! They have a wide range of boxes to suit any spiritual needs. For crystal healing, try the Treasure Box. Love essential oils and dreamy fragrance? The Potions Box is your own personal apothecary. If you like to wear your spirituality on your sleeve (or wrist or neck), the Adornments Box is for you. There's even a Chakra Crate option, a series of seven boxes shipped one month at a time, to help cleanse and balance your chakras!
Perhaps better still! Who doesn't love a good ol' discount code?! I've got not only one, but THREE discount codes available for readers! Hop over to Sapphire Soul and get your own Mindful + Mystic box sent right to your door, with a different theme every month, or give the gift of mindfulness to someone special in your life! These boxes would make amazing gifts!
- FALL2015: Receive a FREE gemstone bullet necklace with any Original or Large Mindful + Mystic box (Retail $33). The code expires 10/25/15.
- 2016SHINE: Save 10% off any 6- or 12-month subscription for any box option! The code expires 10/25/2015.
- PINKSHAKTI: Receive FREE shipping on the special edition Pink Shakti Warrior Breast Cancer Box. Items in this box are created and customized specifically to show support for the fight against breast cancer, and to help lift up and inspire women who are currently going through breast cancer treatment or have won the fight. A portion of the proceeds from this box will be used to create additional boxes to give to women who are going through treatment and breast cancer charities.
How do you channel your inner mystic? How does spirituality play a role in your life? Which Sapphire Soul box is calling out to your heart?