The WEvolve Box for August arrived, and I breathed a deep sigh of satisfaction. In a world overrun by makeup and clothing subscriptions (which I love and have tried) WEvolve Box is a calm oasis. Thank goodness, or perhaps thank god/godess.
The August WEvolve Box brought a glimpse into the mystical world of Tibet and Buddhism. Each box is packed with love and attention to detail.
First, I was greeted by a beautiful postcard showing prayer flags blowing in the wind, carrying goodwill to all.
Then, the first glimpse of goodies.
Yep, there are little prayer flags in here.
Prayer flags are highly symbolic and are used to promote peace, wisdom, strength, and compassion to all beings.
Also in the WEvolve Box for August was Green Tara incense.
The writing on the incense reminded me that Tara is the deity of wealth, compassion, and wishfulfillment. It’s recommended that the incense is used for purifying, refreshing, and soothing the environment, and to remove obstacles or fulfill wishes.
I just think it smells good.
The August WEvolve Box also included mala beads, also known as prayer beads wrapped in a simple gauze bag.
Mala beads are used to count the number of prayers you recite. In Tibetan tradition, you typically recites a mantra/prayer 108 times, thus there are 108 mala beads – with one extra to denote stopping, starting, or marking an additional repetition. By repeating the mantra, you are reminded of the entire universe and the impermanence of all things.
And yes, I’ve already Om Mani Padme Hum’d at least 108 times around the mala beads.
Tibetan Singing Bowl
The August WEvolve Box also included a Tibetan Singing Bowl.
But first, a blue fabric donut:
Err, not sure what it’s for?
To make a Tibetan Singing Bowl ring, you can’t hold onto it. In fact, the less you touch the bowl, the better the sound. Hence, you need a little blue silk donut to hold the bowl. Like this:
A gong was also included. You strike the bowl, then gently run the gong along the rim to enhance sound.
I haven’t mastered that yet. Striking the bell, no prob. But getting beautiful sound? Ehhh, nope.
Thank goodness WEvolve Box produced an instructional video.
I have to say that this is my absolute favorite box. It’s incredibly well thought out and executed. As a result, there are limited boxes available every month – and, in fact, it’s currently not accepting new subscribers.
Still, if you’re spiritually inclined, this is a box to watch. Learn more:
Blog with information about past and upcoming boxes.
Store with some past products.
More Singing Bowl Please
If you’re like me and find the sound of the singing bowl haunting, here you go: 11 hours of singing bowl. Lovely for meditation or background.