Coming Full Circle

 

Coming Full Circle bracelet...


There is a wonderful T.S Eliot quote: We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” So it is with life, and with the Inner Journey we each travel. Sometimes we don’t know why things happen the way they do in life, but as we complete each leg of our journey we come full circle and meet ourselves once again and know ourselves with a better, deeper, richer awareness. We come full circle over and over again adding layer upon layer of knowledge and wisdom. In the Native American tradition, life is looked at through the path of the Medicine Wheel. Each of the 8 direction points around the circle represents a 3-year cycle that has a different focus, and different lessons to teach. At the end of each circle around the medicine wheel, you go back into the center, into the Children’s Fire. That is the time that can be chaotic, with much change and shifting, and sometimes loss. You are burning away all that you won’t be needing on the next trip around the medicine wheel. Just another example of going full circle and meeting yourself anew at the center.


The bracelet contains leather with knots that represent the challenges we meet on our path and are forced to work out as we progress. The silver ring at the heart of the bracelet is a handmade piece of fine silver made by the Hill Tribe people in Thailand. It represents our ever-deepening circular path in life. And the design etched into is a series of eyes to represent the deepening awareness we gain about ourselves on our Inner Journey. The bead at the center is lava. It sits in the center, like the Children’s Fire, and represents the times in our life where things are burned away that we no longer need to be carrying. Sometimes painful, sometimes confusing, but always with the Bigger Picture in play. Lava burns away everything in it’s path, but in the end, new ground is forged... The 4 larger Hill Tribe beads in fine silver are also etched with concentric rings echoing the theme. There is a hammered sterling silver ring and heavyweight sterling silver clasp. At the clasp is a bead of Obsidian (Inner Journey, bringing hidden aspects to light so that they can be healed); a 14k gold-filled spacer (the light of the sun); and a sterling silver mirror ball to remind you that a) life is a mirror, and b) there are many perspectives to any situation so remember to look at as many as possible before coming to a conclusion about something.


We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”


The inner circumference of the bracelet is 9.5 inches


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