This month's jewel is is big, bold and truly uncommon. A real conversation piece. Hand sawed sterling silver sheet is made into these graceful, fiery/watery forms which, when I first drew them as a simple doodle on a page about nine years ago, struck me with their design possibilities. They are set with tiny, luscious garnet cabochons and damn-near-perfect Sleeping Beauty turquoise.
Turquoise: Can bring any and all energies to a higher level. Enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds. Unites Earth and Sky and is very empathic and balancing. Also enhances trust, kindness, intuitive/psychic attunement to each other, stimulates romantic love.
Garnet: inspires deep love and devotion, passion or serenity as appropriate.
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WARNING: Long-winded post commencing! Very woo-woo so if you don’t subscribe to that you’ll want to bail now. :)
If you’re curious and you haven’t heard of twin flames, or have no idea what they are, it’s a good thing you chose to read this post. I’ll be giving a quick overview of this ancient spiritual concept and phenomenon, then provide some high-quality links so you can go and learn more. To give some perspective, Plato portrayed the legend of twin flames (or twin souls) 2500 years ago. Here it is in part:
“And when one of them meets with his other half, the actual half of himself, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight even for a moment. These are the people who pass their whole lives together; yet they could not explain what they desire of one another. For the intense yearning which each of them has towards the other does not appear to be the desire of lover’s intercourse, but of something else which the soul of either evidently desires and cannot tell, and of which she has only a dark and doubtful presentiment.”
This phrase has, unfortunately in the last few years, become a sort of buzz word in the spiritual and New Age community, and has- in my opinion- lost some of its potency. I hope it doesn’t go the way of the word “soulmate”, a different spiritual connection with which it is too-often confused and interchanged. Both words describe a type of soul bond or connection that continues throughout the lifetimes of the souls involved. The connection of the soulmate type involves experiences we perceive as both negative and positive, but usually there is a deep feeling of love between the two. Soulmates appear in our lives as lovers, spouses, close friends, parents, children, close business associates, even people in the public eye who help us heal an aspect of ourselves in some way, and any other relationship you can think of which involves spiritual and emotional growth for both individuals.
The twin flame relationship encompasses all these aspects of relationship, with the added intensity and challenge of massive opportunities for spiritual expansion. This type of union is also very rare. The twin flame will mirror all your shadows, insecurities and fears so you can acknowledge and overcome them. It has the potential to enable unprecedented growth during a lifetime. And- if you’re not prepared, it will be unbearably painful and difficult. As it happens, most of us cannot sustain this type of spiritual partnership for various reasons, and as a result a twin flame meeting (and parting... sigh!) will often serve as a wake-up call of sorts, to spur us on our individual paths of growth and service. However, if both people are “evolved” enough to remain in the twin flame relationship, it will unleash both partners’ unlimited potential for raising love and consciousness in the world and they will consequently be led to fulfill their complementary soul purposes for this lifetime together. This is truly a beautiful thing to behold for those of us lucky enough to come in contact with such a couple!
And that, dear reader, is the twin flame union in a nutshell. Why would I write about such an arcane subject? Well, because I am a fan of all things arcane and little-understood, and I will share with you that I had an experience a number of years ago I truly feel qualifies as a twin flame meeting. It was a doozy -emotionally and spiritually- and it tore me up inside for YEARS. I questioned my sanity and did an unprecedented amount of soul-searching during that time. The person, of course, didn’t stay in my life, but he certainly woke me the hell up! As I was muddling through my “dark night of the soul” which sucked me into its black hole after he disappeared, I was sketching some designs one day and came up with a certain special doodle. I realized it sort of resembled a flame, and in a flash I had christened it my Twin Flame design. This year I decided to pull off the back burner to redesign, expand and share this graceful shape which has been so healing for me.
There will be earrings, pendants and necklaces in both copper and silver, with turquoise, garnet and green aventurine. I’m playing with the idea of a ring design as well. If these designs speak to your heart I'd love to know in the comment section below! This new expanded collection will be released on January 31st. Please sign up for my mailing list in the box to the right if you'd like to know when they're available!
Twin Flame Resources
Angelina Heart's website: Heartflame Publishing
Moe Wood's website: twinflames.com
Soul Mates & Twin Flames: The Spiritual Dimension of Love and Relationships by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Twin Souls: Finding Your True Spiritual Partner by Patricia Joudry and Maurie D. Pressman, M.D.
Only Love Is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited by Brian Weiss, M.D.
*Book links take you to Amazon.com.
Sara Martin: Twin Flame Rehabber, Creatrix of Talismans