I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since my last “real” update! First of all, I just graduated from being a certified hatha yoga instructor! Not that certification actually means anything, especially if you are aware of even a shred of what yoga really entails. It’s like saying I’m a certified wife or a certified Christian. It’s simply not possible.
One of the things that’s also been keeping me away from the interwebs is the farmer’s market I’m going to be involved in starting next Tuesday! It’s in Hamilton every Tuesday for those of you who live in Baltimore and want to check it out. I will be at a table sitting next to some yummy homemade honey-sweetened chocolates. I’ve been making my own jewelry lately, which is rather interesting because I hardly ever wear jewelry.
I haven’t done a black and white photo series in a long time, and I know I should do it more often if I really do believe that 90s Guess ads are what I worshiped growing up! I’m currently wearing my favorite dress with Cathedral-like stained glass pattern paired with lovely jewelry designed by Michal Golan. Pardon my hair here! It is in its “no poo” glory!
Sleeping Beauty wearing turquoise? Yes! There is a type of stone called “Sleeping Beauty Turquoise,” and I thought I’d liven this post up with an image of Aurora with turquoise jewelry as I talk about the stones! Princess Aurora’s gown is actually turquoise in color, but my favorite outfit of hers (and there must’ve been three total not including her baby outfit) is actually this modest beige and black “French maid” dress with a black headband. I fell in love with this look so much that I tried to dress like her when I was a little girl—up until today!
Are you tired of reading about how this type of crystal and that type of crystal is supposed to make you feel this and that, without giving a scientific explanation that makes sense to you? You’ve come to the right article.
Crystals, gemstones, and jewelry have been talked about extensively from a fashion perspective but little is known about their transcendental properties of healing. These precious stones might not be the cure for cancer (or are they?), but they can and do so much as affect moods for sure—whether psychosomatic or not. Like certain colors, pictures, personalities, or places make you feel different things, crystals just like everything else emit energy. You don’t have to ask a shaman to confirm this. You can ask your science teacher.
There are two types of energy healing—Veritable and Putative. Energy used to treat illnesses that is verifiable is called Veritable Energy Medicine. That includes light therapy and radiation therapy, which you’ve probably seen in your hospital’s pamphlet. The Putative kind is where gemstone or crystal healing belongs to.
The point of any type of energy healing is to restore the balance of your own body’s energy to normal by introducing other energy. When someone is sick, their energy field is imbalanced.
COLORS, ATHEISTS, AND ALIENS?
More common to our knowledge is color. Colors come from the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, or light. We perceive colors when the light receptors in our eyes interact with the part of the spectrum that is visible to us. Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it’s not real. Our eyes are limited, because what we see (colors) compose only a very small portion of the whole spectrum. This fact alone supports my belief in energy healing, the spirit world, and ultimately a God.
It’s foolish to be an atheist and discount belief in angels, God, demons, and even aliens when there is a whole universe that’s unexplored. To me, being an atheist means you declare you know everything. It’s better to be an agnostic and be open to the possibilities. To be smart is to admit you don’t know everything.
BLACK IS THE COLOR THAT ABSORBS ALL LIGHT ENERGY
Going back to colors. Black, as you’ve probably learned in kindergarten, is what you get when you mix all your crayons’ colors together. Black absorbs all the light in the spectrum, and none of it gets reflected back to you. So the gemstone black onyx technically then is the gem in your jewelry that absorbs all energy. The things that cause you to be stressed out and sick, with this theory, should all be taken away by close proximity to the black onyx. This should restore your body to normality.
The next time somebody says all this is just in your brain, tell them that everything we perceive comes from our brain.
Something for you. Here are a pair of round black onyx stud earrings by DarcusTori that I like. They are simple, small (6mm) and authentic, so you get the benefit of the black onyx from everyday usage. I don’t usually wear earrings, but these would be dynamite as a gift. If you are a customer of theirs, you can use the promo code “0704” to get these free (up to three pairs!). The promo is good through Halloween, October 31.
“Time Machine” is Vivienne Westwood’s elegant collection of watches, and the fiery haired woman has caught my attention once again with her Rococo watches. The black, royal blue, and dirty white pictured above are my favorites, each of which accented by ruby red. One of these watches would’ve been perfect to wear with my Rococo outfit in one of my older posts! I like that the strap resembles a ribbon and the timepiece is framed in gold, which reminds me of cameo chokers typical of that time period (also Victorian). I just love combining elements from that age with today’s modern styles, don’t you?