Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Some healing and adorning....

I decided to lose myself in creativity last night and have been wanting to work with some exquisite copper beads that I received awhile ago.

The result was this beautiful Goddess Prayer Mandala which is comprised of beads that run the range in healing:

Tourmaline - Helps you to move beyond limited thinking, to an expanded sense of reality, and see past experiences in new ways. It teaches us that we are light beings in physical form, and helps us to experience the physical and spiritual worlds as one.

Sodalite - Sodalite is the stone of athletics, as it stimulates endurance. It is said sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony. Sodalite is extra lucky for writers.

Rose Quartz - Rose quartz is known as the love stone. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love. Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It is also the stone of love in marriage. When worn in jewelry the wearer feels a sense of self-worth.

Fluorite - Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. It makes one more receptive to the vibrations of other stones. Fluorite should be kept in every room of the home. Fluorite is known as the "Genius Stone".

Lepidolite - Encourages independence for setting and attaining goals inconspicuously. Protection from outside influences. Relieves every day stress, and promotes restful sleep when placed near your pillow. Attracts good luck to those who carry it, and drives away negativity. When used with rose quartz, it becomes a stone of reconciliation of love.

Cape Amethyst - Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. A healer will usually wear several pieces of jewelry with amethysts set in silver, especially an amethyst necklace. The person to be healed will have an Amethyst to hold while the healing is being done. The healer will place another piece of Amethyst on the area of the body in need of healing, the heart or lungs usually.

Garnet - The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The information released in a search may be painful, but it will always be what the searcher needs. The Garnet will help everyone's security level and spiritual awareness.

Lapis Lazuli - When working or meditating with Lapis Lazuli, it can bring matters more clearly to the mind. It is one of the most powerful stones. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth.

Most of the beads used in this piece are vintage and are at least 30 years old. I wanted to create something special and magical and something spoken of the heart.

The use of Copper has long been used as a healing metal, especially for arthritis and rheumatism. Copper has been used with blood and metabolism disorders. Copper acts as a conductor when worn on the body. Copper will help the healing effect of any stone when both touch the body.

The goddess is the newer part of this piece and is comprised of a Ceramic Greek Goddess that has gorgeous tones of greens, blues and purples.

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