Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thoughts on Mother's Day

Hello friends,

The Terra Traditions office is all a bustle with orders for Mother's Day albums and gifts, so I thought I would take a minute to reflect about the meaning of the day. It is so important to honor our mothers through our actions all year long, but how can we say thank you in a special way on Sunday, May 8th? And what are we saying thank you for?

One of my dear friends recently had a sweet baby boy, Luke, and I have been paying regular visits to the house since he was born. Last night, I held the little man in my arms and he stared into my eyes. As I locked onto his adoring gaze, I felt as if I was looking into my destiny. It sounds so dramatic, but it's true; I have always felt I was meant to be a mother. I think it's in my DNA or something. All I need is a man and I'm on my way! But seriously, anyone can have a child. Anyone can be a mother. But it takes much more than a genetic inclination, some good DNA and a man to make a Great Mother.

In a world of Teen Mom reality shows and Trendy Celebrity Adoptions, the art of mothering has been reduced to the matching of cute baby accessories with trendy diaper bags. The influx of Baby's in Big Flower headbands is enough to make my head hurt! But materializing the lifelong job of Mom does nothing to remind us how much of a sacrifice our mothers have made to raise us.

As I watched my friend hold her newborn baby, I realized the intense commitment and complete upheaval in her life's purpose that has taken place. A Great Mother takes on this natural job and calling with the courage of an amazon and displays the kind of character that all of us should emulate in our daily lives. Our mothers not only teach us how to live, they take on the the role of mother to the planet, and teach us how to care for the world around us.
Mothers teach:





Self-less Love

At Terra Traditions, we are striving to do our part to care for the world community. Just as our mothers did, we are doing what we can to pack love, beauty, creativity, and conscious service into the stream of life. Through charitable donations, eco-friendly production, recycling, and innovative, instinctive product evolution - we are doing our part to care for our community and industry.

Many of us are mothers already, going home from the office to care for our teenagers and young ones. Some of us have yet to take the leap. But we are all unified in our desire to honor our mothers this May with beautiful gifts, loving words, and self-less service. They gave us so much more than life, they taught us how to live.

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Love and Blessings,
Terra Traditions Customer Representative

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's Day Contest

Terra Traditions will pick winners for our Valentine's Day contest on Fabruary 9, 2011. Simply like and post a word or photo for a chance to win a photo album of your choice with Swarovski crystals. To find out more about us check out us at

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Surrender to the Seed of the Soul

My soul walks on many paths, yet the presence of Guru Ram Das has affected my life deeply. Twenty years ago, I was blessed with the spiritual name Ram Das Kaur. It was my first White Tantric Yoga course, and I was the second person in the lunch area. Yogi Bhajan had already arrived. I stood beside him and heard,“Guru Ram Das, heal the world.” I looked at Yogi Bhajan. He was chewing his food. I did not want to stare and quickly turned away, only to hear the words, “Guru Ram Das, heal the world.” I did a quick double take to see if I could catch him speaking, but again he was casually chewing. Yet it seemed to me that all the while his entire being was resonating with the words, “Guru Ram Das, heal the world.”I was silenced. Yogi Bhajan looked at me, with that look only he could make, and asked, “Why do you want a spiritual name?” My mind was thinking, “Excuse me? I would like to know how you did that mind-talking thing.” But my soul, on a journey of its own, answered,“Spiritual name…why not?” I was silenced again.
After a few minutes and a few questions I was blessed with the name Ram Das Kaur and Yogi Bhajan’s words, “So much, too much duality. Hope you can make it.” For me, these words are the basis of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. His teachings are about an individualsoul achieving its destiny. That is Kundalini Yoga, an individual’s process to connect to his/her soul. To me, Yogi Bhajan’s teachings flow from his personal, deep desire for everyone to make it, to keep up and fulfill his/her destiny. I believe this destiny is fulfilled when we gain the same deep desire forour fellow man as Yogi Bhajan alwayshad for us. Those words, “Guru Ram Das, healthe world” held many meanings for me over the next two decades. They served as a true lifesaver as I connected to Guru Ram Das during my darkest moments.Meditation and calling upon the energies of Guru Ram Das are indeedhealing, liberating, and full of love. After the darkest hours pass, the simple truth is the powerful understanding that we are all constantly in the midst of a slew of worldly whims as we walk our worldly walk. It is by the true surrender of the self and the soul that we meet the bliss that is the greatest bliss: our union with the Light, the Love, theGuru within. By any name you call it, it is an ultimate and intimate surrendering to the seed of the soul that is inside of each and every one of us, an internal sanctuary, which truly exists. Once we connect with it, we can share it within our immediate circle and then expandthis energy into the world.
The path of following Guru Ram Das isone of devotion and service. Although this path is vast and varied, the desire to bring love and light into the world remains the same. The paths to infinite. It is by the truesurrender of the self and the soul that we meet the bliss that is thegreatest bliss: our union with the Light, the Love, the Guru within. The true love, the true Guru, are as infinite and timeless as love itself. God offers an unlimited and open invitation to the temple invisible, any time, any place; the union with and experience of God are always available. Connecting to Guru Ram Das is one of the ways to gain theexperience of God. The dark night of the soul will bring one to God, but singing and chanting mantra has a quality of sublime tenderness. It is the exquisite experience of Amrit (nectar of God) with which GuruRam Das heals the World.
The Grace of Guru Ram Das musical project began as our devotion for Guru Ram Das. It was our desire to give back at least a slice ofwhat we have received from the fourth Guru of the Sikh faith. The main vocalist, Siri Kartar Kaur, has been chanting these mantras for over 30 years and is a devoted Sikh. With her numerous yearsof meditation and devotion, her voice has a power to penetrate the unseen.Helena Honovich aka Ram Das Kaur resides in Los Angeles with her beautiful daughter and three great dogs. Helena owns Terra Traditions,an award winning artisan studio. Music is the newest addition to the beautiful line of soulful items sold at specialty boutiques worldwide.
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Guru’s Grace youtube meditation
KUNDALINI CHRONICLES Helena (Ram Das Kaur) with Yogi Bhajan at Yoga West in Los Angeles, 1991

Terra Traditions Happy 2010! Contest

Terra Traditions is an award winning Los Angeles based artisan studio. In celebration of the New Year, we will be drawing 21 winners for a custom photo album, scrap book or "Baby's Journey" book of your choice. (Value $150.00) Complete with Swarovski crystals and your photo on the cover! Simply join on as a fan on for your chance to win! Best of Luck & Happy New Year!

Terra Traditions - Happy 2010! Contest

Terra Traditions is an awarding winning Los Angeles based artisan studio. In celebration of the New Year we are drawing 21 winners from our Fans page to Win! A custom photo albums, scrap album, baby's journey book. Complete with Swarovski Crystals and your own photo as the cover! Simply Join on as a fan for your chance to win! Good Luck and all the best for 2010!