I figured it would be safe to reveal what I’m giving my lady pals for Mother’s Day, as none of them read this blog (probably)!
Some background before the reveal: I am a… secret spiritualist? I don’t know. That sounds lame. I keep it to myself, mostly, so it’s kind of strange to put that out there. Atheist, definitely. I believe in freewill. I believe in science. I know old energy exists all around us, and I know life is simply amazing. I totally believe in ghosts (that’s another entry altogether), but I don’t believe in higher power. I believe that ritual is necessary, comforting, whatever that ritual may entail. A ritual may or may not result in something real or tangible, but what is real is different for everyone.
I love. I exist. I am made of stuff that is ancient.
So now that you know a bit about where I’m coming from…
I thought it would be nice to put together a tiny gemstone “care” package, something full of positive energy, for the deserving mothers in my life.
I chose these specific gemstones after doing a bit of research. What I have listed here are the powers that are commonly associated with these specific gemstones; I wanted to choose a combination that was healing, restorative, and balancing for these insanely hard-working women. I really do think, though, that any power can be applied to any object, and that this kind of energy association can work for just about anyone. I find these common associations a great starting point, and I rather like the idea of a focused, community energy.
Moonstone: symbol of femininity, soothes emotions, aids with stress
Picture Jasper: “Mother Earth” stone, grounding/harmonizing, absorbs negative energy
Rose Quartz: unconditional love and peace, restores trust/harmony
Amazonite: soothing, calms mind and nervous system, balances masculine and feminine energy
Sodalite: peace, healing, wisdom, dispels fear/guilt, stimulates trust
I knew that I had to include moon stone and rose quartz, and the others came up as I was searching certain characteristics. Aesthetically speaking, this ended up being a really lovely mix of stones.
** I have one extra set of these (with a handwritten and painted card) to give away. Leave a comment before 12:01am Tuesday, May 14th if you’re interested. I’ll randomly choose a winner on Tuesday. US only, please, and be sure to leave an e-mail so I can get in touch with you if you win! You can also tweet a link to this post for an extra entry. Please leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet if you choose to do so! ♥
++ I bought all my gemstones from Green Earth Stones on etsy.
This is the third installment. I am listing one hundred things I am thankful for.
- grey cats (specifically Gumdrop and Johnathan Boomerang Densmore)
- ordering delivery food over the internet
- Timothy’s parents
- being barefoot
- the future (my own, mostly)
- my former boyfriends
- non-petroleum lip balm
- cedar trees
- my trip to China
Today I am sticking with a shortened segment of the list, if only because I am a bit worn down. I received my enrollment decision for the graduate program I applied to. The result was… disappointing. I put all my eggs into one very narrow (highly competitive) basket. I am letting myself feel it for a couple days, and fighting the urge not to be disappointed in myself. I have some ideas I would like to explore. There are options. ♥
I am continuing with my list of one hundred things I am thankful for, started here.
- stones found on shorelines and river banks
- friends who understand and respect my infrequent communication
- the afghan crocheted by my grandmother
- public radio and television
- the internet
- the library at UVM 2006-2009
- the printmaking class I took at MassArt
- chalkboards in restrooms
- my eyes
- the tortoise
- Young Playwrights
- Timothy’s hands (they are beautiful)
- glass sun catchers
- growing up pre-cellphone
- my high school art teacher
- pierced ears
- rose quartz
To be continued.
I am listing one hundred things I am thankful for. These are one hundred things that make me feel happy, safe, loved (and loving), inspired. They are everywhere, everything.
Spring is a time for remembrance and renewal. I’ve always found that a little difficult. I tend to dwell, and only on the negative, especially when it comes to myself, my own personal failings. I want to be refreshed, but I want to stay grounded. I am slowly learning that those desires are not necessarily contradictory. This is a season for development. Positive thinking.
Part one, numbers one through twenty-five.
I am a list-maker.
- my first dog, a loyal and heroic golden retriever named Taffy
- false memories
- warm toes
- the ocean
- clean drinking water
- mourning doves
- my father
- my mother
- Vermont and Vermonters
- the house I grew up in
- the girls I grew up with
- giant trees
- my right to choose
- summer thunderstorms
- a stable, healthy relationship with the man I love
- comfortable silence
- books, the ability and freedom to read them
- my older brother
To be continued.
Thanks for stopping by. My name is Naomi, and this space is made of girldust. This blog is a picture of my comfortably scattered life on the coast of Maine. I'm trying to be a slightly better version of myself every day. I like old houses, reading, the ocean, ghost stories, and museums. You can learn a little bit more about me here.