February Sale Event: 25% – 50% off EVERYTHING at Mexicali Blues!

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Want to save 25% – 50% on EVERYTHING at Mexicali Blues stores and Mexicali Blues online?  It’s your lucky day EVERY DAY this month!  We’re spending February traveling the world to gather the ultimate in bold bohemian awesomeness, and this storewide sale is set to brighten up your winter doldrums and clear the way for a fresh new start!  Even ultra-popular items that usually escape the slashing of prices (baja hoodie, anyone?) are at least 25% off, so visit any of our stores in Maine or www.MexicaliBlues.com to get your shop on today!

MLK JR Day 2016: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today we honor the legacy of Dr. King, who advocated for freedom and equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged, and victims of injustice, all through peaceful protest. We invite you to join us in celebrating the mission of this inimitable man and the beautiful words he offered to the world, and to take some time in contemplation of how what he said is still VERY relevant to the world we live in today. May we all work to embody his messages of conscious awareness, love, and peace. 

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

January 9th, 2016 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Capricorn

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It’s a New Moon in Capricorn!  If you haven’t already done so, now is an excellent time to focus on your intentions for the year, or revisit the ones you’ve recently made to see if they need to be refined.  This is a still point where we may feel frustrated that things are not moving forward as we like, but what is important right now is getting really clear on what you want and what you *intend* to manifest. Mercury and Jupiter are both in retrograde right now, bringing energy that could feel like a block, but really is helpful in supporting revisiting, reevaluating, developing, and focusing, rather than aiming to take big forward action right now.  The time will come, but it isn’t today!  Have patience, and really dedicate yourself to developing your most heart-centered, soul-driven positive intentions. What big dreams do you most want to see realized? You have the capacity to make it happen this year, for real!  We are being empowered right now to recognize our role as the authors of our own lives, to see that if we want something amazing to happen, we are the ones who must do it for ourselves.  Let go of illusions you may have been clinging to about needing something or someone else to make your dreams come true; this is a powerful moment to release these false ideas and come into our own personal power.  This is not to say you really will go it alone—paradoxically, once ready and willing to, we often find ourselves magnetizing support from the universe and those we meet—but this is a time to connect with the knowledge that you CAN. Get solid in yourself and your intentions, and prepare to build a new empire of AWESOME!

December 11th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Sagittarius

 

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It’s a new moon in Sagittarius—and the last new moon of 2015—tonight! As one of the most freedom-loving signs, today we may all be feeling a bit of the pull towards liberation—from a sticky situation, from the expectations of others, from anything that has been feeling constraining lately. In the passionate intensity of the quest for freedom, be aware of the tendency to exaggerate (and on the lookout for the same in others). Don’t get seduced by promises, but judge by behavior. It’s going to be very easy to get swept up in the moment, but it would be wise to direct that energy of possibility within rather than biting off more than you can chew out amongst others, where you’ll eventually have to recalibrate and explain yourself.

Chiron is squared against the moon, reminding us that we *all* have wounds and pain. The source of insecurities, jealousy, and negative beliefs can be exposed right now. Situations may seem heavy, so try to take it easy on yourself and others. Be patient and keep an open heart, allowing your feelings to flow and space for healing to grow. Try to enter into any interpersonal situations with a pre-set intention of forgiveness and compassion. This is a time to embrace introspection, and to consciously witness the places within us bound by fear and how we have been hurt in the past. These old wounds are likely to rise now, but in different guises in relation to new situations. This new manifestation of an old issue may be just different enough that you can see it with fresh eyes. Be on the lookout, find the wounds, and have faith that—having found them—you are now embarking on the path to heal them.

Saturn recently moved into Sagittarius and will stay for the next two years, and it invites us to consider what we are serious about committing to. What projects are you willing to take on and dedicate your efforts to? What do you need to say YES to, knowing that although it will be rewarding, it will be no cakewalk? What’s worth the work, to you? Now is the time to embrace wholeheartedly or really, truly let it go. The time to hesitate is through!

Hippie Holidays: Mindful Gifts for the Stylish Yogini

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She inhales peace and exhales good vibes, on and off the mat.  The stylish yogini exudes curiosity and compassion, always seeking to learn and grow, expanding her mind and honoring her body, gorgeous at every size.  You want to get her something amazing to celebrate the holidays, and Mexicali Blues has a million mindful gifts to choose from!

*Fleece-lined wool socks or hand-knit mukluks for a comfy-cozy Savasana

*Nag champa & sage smudge sticks to set the mood for a spiritual space

*Recycled falsa blankets, perfect used as a bolster or meditation cushion

*Prayer flags and tapestries for positive vibes

*Uniquely chic yoga pants and tops

*Vibrant yoga mat totes ready for wherever the journey leads

. . .and more!

Visit a Mexicali Blues store or http://www.MexicaliBlues.com to find the perfect presents for your most fascinating friends!

Cyber Monday 2015: 25% off Everything at Mexicali Blues ALL Week!

 

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Travel the world without passports or plane tickets when you shop the Mexicali Blues Cyber Savings Week! All the grooviest global goods–from boho chic batiks to gemstone and sterling silver jewelry, cozy alpaca sweaters to fleece-lined wool socks, one-of-a-kind recycled silk magic skirts to block print bedding–are on super-sale! Place your order between 11/30 – 12/04 for 25% off EVERYTHING at Mexicali Blues online PLUS free shipping, with no minimum order! Grab groovy gifts for your loved ones (and treat yourself!) while taking advantage of the biggest savings of the season at http://www.MexicaliBlues.com/!

 

November 25th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Gemini

GEMINIMOONIt’s a full moon in Gemini tonight, and this Mercurial messenger of the mind is a busy whizzing bee of thoughts and perceptions in opposition to the sun in Sagittarius. Gemini and Sagittarius are both focused on learning and growing with new knowledge, but while quick and curious Gemini loves to gather information, Sagittarius is always seeking the Truth and so is far more interested the meaning behind the information.

The Sagittarian sun makes us desirous to connect with our personal Truth, something deep and resonant that is a constant guide, but we’re looking through the lens of speedy Gemini and might be prone to distraction, disarray, and feeling like you’ve suddenly been tipped off-kilter. You might experience frequent changes of mind and heart where you feel completely committed to one idea in the moment, only to have it flip to its equally-as-passionate polar opposite. Not helping that intoxicated feeling is the addition of Dreamy Neptune in square tension with these two signs. Illusion might be particularly appealing to indulge in right now and imagination ultra-vivid, so enjoy the fantasy but don’t get carried away. There’s a good chance that, if you’re applying that magical thinking to real life, you are filling in some of the unknown elements with your own hopes or assumptions. Dreams should be very interesting right now! Don’t make any big declarations or decisions today or through the weekend. If you actually get intoxicated, you might say more than you meant to. Next week things should be more clear.

You can find inspiration during this full moon by looking to or for your purpose or personal quest, and considering how all the information you have gathered so far can support you in getting there. Think about travel (on the mental, physical, and spiritual planes), where you might like to go, and what sort of energies or emotions you hope to find or embody there. Set intention to surround yourself with more of that in the here and now!