I wear jewels and adorn myself with beautiful things because it puts me in touch with my dream world. It is so important to me to express my inner vision in a way that makes me a part of it.
If you’ve read much of my blog you’ll know that I’m a big fan of all forms of creative expression. It’s a magical process in itself. When the expression takes the form of adorning the body, your dream comes to life directly through you. By wearing a piece of jewellery or item of clothing that represents a quality or ideal that you hold dear, you are literally embodying your sacred vision.
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching, and self image is something that I’ve struggled with. I used to be so image conscious that I wouldn’t leave my house without curling my eyelashes, let alone without mascara, afraid that if I didn’t look ‘perfect’ people would like me less.
I’ve gone to the other extreme too and embraced my wild side, washing in rivers, wearing clothes with far too many holes in, and letting my hair become what can only be described as one big accidental dreadlock.
I’m coming out of my ‘don’t give a s**t what I look like’ phase now (although I still have my moments!), and jewellery has been the key to unlocking my inner goddess.
Paying too much attention to how we look is seen as vanity. However, the art of sacred adornment, for me, is about pure joy. You can’t argue with joy. When I put on jewellery or clothing that makes me feel like the sacred being that I am, it’s not about what I look like. It’s about remembering my ‘specialness’, and that I don’t need anything external to make me happy.
I was glowing for hours yesterday after dressing up and taking pictures wearing my favourite jewels. It wouldn’t have mattered in the slightest if someone had torn them from my neck and I was left with nothing but the bare skin I was born with. I don’t need jewellery to make me feel sacred, it’s just a beautiful temporary expression of it.
Jewellery, clothes, make-up and accessories are all just tools at the end of the day. Whether you use them to bring joy, or to cover up insecurities is entirely up to you. I recommend joy. Always.
If you’re looking for inspiration or something special to adorn yourself with you can check out my Etsy shop here.SHARE