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Friday, October 17, 2014

Good Medicine




I've been in a driftless place, waiting.
Patiently and sometimes not.
Waiting for a glimpse of health, a glimmer of hope.
And ah, there it was.
Like a tiny thread hanging from the weaving of my life I grasped it.
Holding it gently in my hands, so as not to unravel it.
Only to feel it in my hands, savor it, and once finished, to thread it back into place.
And again, I will wait.
Feeling well won't arrive over night, but that it has shown itself is good medicine indeed.
 
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And with that glimmer of time, I created.
I dreamed Great Blue Heron into silver.

Many of our ancestors viewed the natural world as sacred and animals as teachers and guides.
Heron teaches us a great many things.
 
Often called the lone hunter and king of the marsh, Heron walks slowly, deliberately through the water and will stand patiently for hours, waiting for the precise moment to spear its' prey, teaching us the virtues of patience and perseverance.
Heron's long legs are symbolic in many aspects.
They are often seen wading in deep waters, which is symbolic of the ability to explore the deeper areas of life and to walk in the spirit world.
Heron's legs teach us the ability to stand on our own and as they are often seen standing on a single, spindly leg, they teach us the act of balance.
 
Often said to greet the dawn, the Egyptians associated this sacred bird with the rising sun and the return of Osiris, as well as with the regeneration of life. 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 Great Blue Heron Medicine
Created by hand, hammer, saw, & torch.
Solid Sterling & Fine Silver Construction
American Turquoise in light and dark swirling hues,
representative of the deep water heron treads in.
Tiny divots symbolic of the sun's rays and the greeting of the dawn.
You can find out more here.
 
Thanks for being here!
Hope all is well in your world.
Much love,
Andi



6 comments:

  1. Andi, I love how your work is a molded and polished story of nature. This one especially touches me. I watch the great blue heron from my window and glean patience. I want to be as still as it is.

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    1. Susan, it's so good to see you here! Thank you so much for your kind words.
      This one is close to me as well, how nice that you have heron just outside your window. I can just imagine your view:). There's so much to learn from nature and the animals and I can't wait to delve deeper. Sending love to you!

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  2. I love this pendant. The moment I saw it on Facebook, I thought of someone who needed it -- and it turns out that she is the one who will be bringing this heron pendant home. Serendipity. ♥

    I'm so overwhelmingly grateful that you've had a glimmer of good health, Andi, and not only did it show up, but you had the presence to recognize it when it did.

    That photo of the mountains is beautiful, as are all your photos. I especially like the way you photograph your jewelry -- the quietness in the photos, the serenity.

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    1. Thank you for all your compliments Harmony.
      I didn't realize that my jewelry photos imparted a feeling of serenity, how nice, thanks for telling me that! I agree with you, there couldn't have been a better match for the necklace, serendipity indeed:). Lots of love to you, thank you for being here <3

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  3. What a beautiful necklace. I made my way here through Deborah Weber's blog. I am glad that I did. I hope that you feel better. Health is so important! You clearly have an important gift to give to the world with your jewelry.

    Being a nature lover, you might appreciate this story. One day, I was early for an appointment so I walked down to sit by this pond. Out in the water was a heron so I watched him a while. He walked very carefully and was pretty cool to watch. But then something else caught my eye. On a log floating out in the middle of the pond, there were about eight turtles bunched up on it! I was amazed. I so rarely see a flock of turtles! (Or whatever a grouping of turtles are called.) I wanted to share this with someone, but no one was around. I was the sole witness.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Hi Amy~
      I'm glad you made your way over here, it's nice to meet you! Thank you for your kind words and compliments on my jewelry, I really appreciate it.
      As for your story, I love it. A 'flock':) of turtles is certainly a special experience. It sounds like they were there just for your eyes to see!
      I love turtles, I had the chance to swim with sea turtles once and it was an amazing experience, seeing them swim right up to your face and over your body:).
      You have a lovely week as well, thanks for being here xx, Andi

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