I was thinking of the special quality of space
that the studio has...
For me the studio is a place where,
just in showing up,
our deeper desires, feelings, or blocks make themselves known.
The stones create a powerful field
that "unwraps" us from whatever pretty paper we have forgotten
we have wrapped ourselves in,
to be what we think is "presentable" to the world.
It re~reveals us to ourselves.
The word Intimate comes to mind.
What does intimate mean to you?
Here are some synonyms I found;
close, bosom, dear, cherished, faithful, devoted,
fast, firm, familiar, personal, private, confidential...
Sounds like a great friend.
I believe, as some African tribes teach, that
each of us has our own unique soul song.
They say that a friend is someone who knows that song
and will sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
That strong attraction we have to certain stones,
the way the call to us,
It is a like good friend singing your soul song back to you.
Reminding you who you really are, and what you came here to be.
the door is open
Also in Musings
🦄 The Magic of Unicorns 🦄
HONDURAN BLACK OPAL
Honduran Black Opal is rare and unusual.
A unicorn of the gem world.
This seemingly simple grey/black stone
flashes a rainbow of color when the sun shines on its face
allowing you a window into its mysterious world...
🌬Gem Silica Juiciness 🌬
GEM SILICAGem Silica is a blue green and most rare variety of chalcedony...
A highly silicated form of chrysocolla.
This particular piece
came from high in the Andes of Peru
and it's color and quality are amazing...
🍀 Grossular Garnet Goodness 🍀
Soothing the nervous system,
Opening the heart,
allowing for more spaciousness and awareness.
When I feel this green garnet on my skin
I there is a calming.
I notice the receiving of my breath.
I notice the beating of my heart...