The Life You Create


The Life You Create bracelet...

It’s hard to know what to do sometimes because there are so many voices around us telling us who we should be, and what we should do, and how we should act. And the minute someone gets threatened they try to bring us back to the place that makes THEM comfortable... But you know what? Easing their fear is not our job (that’s up to them). Our job is to be who we came here to be. Nothing less. The obstacles on that path are just there to help us develop courage, patience, strength of character, perseverance, and to force us to develop our Voice so that we can learn to say “THIS is who I am.” It’s not about the clothes you wear, the car you drive, the color of your eyes or your hair or your skin, it’s about finding what brings you joy, what supports you becoming you, what makes you feel the most ALIVE! Nothing less than that.

The skill is learning to get to the quiet place inside where you can hear past all the loud nay-sayers trying to keep you down, and you can hear the whisperings of your heart trying to guide you to the things that you are truly meant to do and to be. It’s about truly valuing and loving yourself, and making choices that affirm that self-love and self-value. I am WORTH taking care of my health, I am WORTH striving to be the best I can be, I am WORTH finding happiness and love.

People may call it selfish to make choices that support yourself, but that’s only because they aren’t making those choices for themselves. Yet. There’s actually a much bigger picture going on when it comes to that. The more you take advantage of the opportunities around you (even if they seem limited), the more you teach by example how to find and act upon opportunities.

The higher you aim, the more it gives permission to those around you to do the same. The more you make choices that support the love and value you have for yourself, the more it gives those around you permission to love and support themselves in spite of in-your-face opposition. Yes, in the meantime you listen to criticism from those around you who are afraid to be so bold. But that’s always been the price that groundbreakers have had to pay. When a woman raises herself up, it lifts up an entire community. And it teaches the children that it’s ok, necessary even, to follow the path of their own heart in life as well.

The bracelet contains Carnelian (passion, creativity, sexuality); Coral (the power of the ocean, and deeply feminine Mother energy, an emotional balancer); green Turquoise (a powerful healing stone, it’s about wisdom and wholeness and integrating all the parts of yourself and of your life experience); Malachite (a powerful stone of protection, it repels negative energies, and carries the energy of enlightened leadership, and a wonderful stone for heart health); Fire Agate (a highly grounding protection stone, stimulating vitality and the resolution of problems); Citrine (the power of your personal projection, and the manifestation of your dreams into the physical world); Chrysocolla (enhanced communication, a stone related to empowering the expression of the sacred female energies, teaching of the combination of gentleness and power, encouraging one to speak one’s highest knowledge, owning the value of one’s experiences, knowledge and contribution); golden and red Tiger Eye (finding balance within the polarity, and is an aid to grounding spiritual energy in the physical plane, so that you can “walk your talk”, you can bring your spiritual light into your daily physical life and activities, so that what often seems like 2 paths can diverge into ONE); Freshwater Pearl (soothing to the emotions and connected to the energy of the moon, helps you reach a calm still place inside); Amber (the power of the sun, and ancient wisdom in the present); Obsidian (gently helps on your personal journey to bring the blocks you still hold within you into the light so that they can be seen and healed); and Rose Quartz (self-love, self-care, deep compassion, heart-centered energy). There is a mixture of sterling silver and 14k gold-filled beads, spacers and rings, including a clasp that’s a sterling silver swivel lobster clasp with a 14k gold vermeil hammered ring, to represent balance -- balance of male and female, balance of sun and moon, balance within yourself. There is a bead of Aventurine (life bursting forth, new growth) next to a little heart charm to remind you that the only guidance you should follow when creating the life you are growing into is your heart’s guidance which will never steer you wrong.

Last but not least, there are 3 antique African trade beads from the mid-1800’s (2 yellow and one red and white) that represent the wisdom and power of the Ancients supporting you in Spirit. These beads are also to remind you that just because you move into new places in life does not mean you leave behind where you came from. You carry the beauty and totality of who you are at your deepest core into everything that you do. Don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise.