1st April 2016
By Christina Lavers
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
What’s love got to do with it? Quite a bit, as far as consumers are concerned…
When we talk about the quality of a product we generally refer to the materials it was made from, the workmanship, and the design. What we talk less about is the quality of the energy of the item. Everything has an energy signature that relates not just to its physical attributes but to subtler associated aspects. These attributes are comprised of qualities that can’t be seen or touched, like the feelings and emotions behind the creation process. For example, a wallet may have been made from good quality leather by a person with excellent leather working skills, but if the leather came from an animal who suffered a life of abuse, or if the person making it worked under sub-standard conditions, the energetic quality of the product will be poor.
Unfortunately, in a world obsessed with money and physical appearances, the quality and integrity of the energy we consume is not something that is regularly factored into the equation when considering a purchase. In an attempt to produce a product with a high profit margin it is often the subtler, unseen aspects that are compromised. However, as scandals like fires and suicides in sweatshops, child labour, pollution, toxins, and factory farming practices come to light and expose the dark reality behind popular brands, we are gradually witnessing a growing level of awareness and interest in the ethical, non-visible components of products.
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