Bios Urn Blog: Discover the 5 most-read articles in 2018!

A new year has begun. Welcome 2019! A whole year of blank pages ready to be filled with many more interesting Bios Urn Blog articles!

In 2018, we have enjoyed bringing you the latest news, ecological current affairs, sustainable trends and emotional testimonials.

This coming year, you can hope to see lots more with a new Bios Urn Blog article coming your way every week. If you would like to be informed when a new article has been published, sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page so that you are sure you won’t miss any!

Also, every first week of the month we will bring you our “Story of the Month“, a testimonial of someone’s very own Bios Urn story. This truly is one of our favorite things to write about: real people with real stories. At the end of the day, we are all people and connecting with each other is one of our most unique gifts.

So as 2018 came to an end, we were interested to see which were the most-read Bios Urn Blogs of the year: which were the topics that interested you the most. Carry on reading to find out which were the Top 5 Blog posts of 2018! That way, if you’d miss one, now is your chance to read it!

1. The fascinating cultural trend of wishing tree

Bios Urn Blog: The fascinating cultural trend of wishing tree

Trees serve as spiritual teachers of sorts, and both humans and wildlife are attracted to them for the refuge they provide. An interesting thing to consider is how cultures across the world form various traditions related to nature. Take for instance, a wishing tree. A wishing tree is essentially an individual tree which has been chosen specifically, and is used for offerings and wishes. These trees are identified as having a special traditional, spiritual, or cultural significance. Generally, people will come to these trees and make offerings (in the form or notes, flower, coins, and more) to have a wish granted, or a prayer heard.

These trees have become known in various parts of the world, and some even have festivals which revolve around them.

Read the full Bios Urn Blog article here.

2. Pre-Planning: How to Add The Bios Urn To Your End of Life Plans

Bios Urn Blog: Pre-Planning: How to Add The Bios Urn To Your End of Life Plans

In this post, we detail how you can pre-plan with the Bios Urn.

To think about life, also entails thinking about the end of life. We hope that in our efforts to normalize the Bios Urn, that we can traverse the taboo of death and highlight the cycle of life. Life, after life.

There has been a surge in pre-planning, and perhaps this is because there is a personal connection present — people find comfort in knowing they will leave this world how they see fit. We may not have a choice in how we choose to enter this world, but we do have some semblance of choice in how we would like to leave it. Pre planning is so important, because it takes the stress off of family members, and it also ensures that you help lock in the prices at current rates.

There are a few ways you can plan to have the Bios Urn included in your end-of-life plans. So how can you pre-plan with the Bios Urn?

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3. Tree of Life: Symbolism, Information and Planting Instructions

Bios Urn Blog: Tree of Life: Symbolism, Information and Planting Instructions

The Royal Paulownia, also dubbed the “Tree of Life” has a traditional significance in Japan and China, where it is most often planted. During the newborn birth if a child or daughter, a family would plant the Tree of Life in honor of the birth. Once the daughter or child grew and married, the tree would be cut down to make a special chest for the home. Folklore also has it that “when the tree was planted close to the house, a Phoenix would come and bring them good luck.” The Royal Paulownia is considered a tree of good luck, and of life. Alongside its cultural significance, it has medicinal purposes which vary, with some using the sweet-smelling lilac flowers as a cure for skin ailments.

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4. How To Plant The Bios Urn In A Container or Planter

Bios Urn Blog: How To Plant The Bios Urn In A Container or Planter

We often receive many emails from individuals all over the world, who love the idea of the Bios Urn but would prefer to have an indoor tree or plant the Bios Urn in a garden planter, due to land restrictions, or because they live in temporary locations.

The Bios Urn can be planted in a normal container, or in the Bios Incube. If you intend to use your own container or tree pot – we recommend choosing a proper tree species, and good soil to accompany it.

Read the full Bios Urn Blog article here

 

5. Redwood: Symbolism, Information and Planting Instructions

Bios Urn Blog: Redwood: Symbolism, Information and Planting Instructions

Redwoods are trees of immense beauty, and physical stature. Dawn Redwood, also commonly known as “metaseqouia” is a living fossil. In fact, it was believed to be an extinct tree which was known to have lived more than 150 million years ago in the Northern Hemisphere, until once again being found alive in China in 1941.

After being discovered in 1941, its seeds were brought to North America where it now grow again. It is considered to be a symbolism of wellness, safety, longevity, wisdom, and communication. “To walk in a redwood forest is to enter nature’s cathedral.” Above all, this tree symbolizes vitality and longevity, as it can grow to 1,000 years old and comes from a lineage of trees which grow into old ages.
It is a tree of immense physical vitality, with rapid growth that supports its own life, and the life of other species. The Redwood is a celebration “of the stature and majesty of physical incarnation and creation.”

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