All of that is really secondary to me, because I believe in my own spirit before I believe in science, but I love when science acknowledges that which I already believe. I am convinced that eventually science will get over this anti-spirit bias and we'll learn that there is both a physical and a spiritual reason for everything, and that these things overlap and do not conflict.
I believe words have power. Not just the power of suggestion, but power of their own -- magic. I believe this because I've felt the effect of words on me, both read and spoken, and because several of the belief systems I learn from agree on it. I'm still amazed when I think about what -- or rather, who -- spoken words of gratitude have brought into my life. (after only 12 days, remember?) And I think words have the most magic when they're created by hand or spoken: given life directly by a person. The process of translating thoughts into visual symbols by the movements of our hands is ritualistic and uniquely expressive. Even the same word written by the same person is unique every time it is created, with its own life and energy -- and written words last from one moment to the next, almost like a perpetual echo.
Recently I visited a craft store and was drawn to small glass vials -- I didn't know why, but I got them. Later I looked at them wonderingly and in a flash of intuition saw the final creation in my mind. I was filled with awe and delight -- this glow of creation stronger than any I have ever felt in any other artistic expression. I could feel what I was making taking shape spiritually as well as physically (the others I believe were created spiritually as well but I couldn't feel it so strongly). I wrote out magic words on tiny scrolls of paper -- faithful declarations, blessings, prayers -- and slipped them into the vial with tiny glass marbles and glitter (which has always been magic to me) and symbolic shapes (stars). Throughout this I was in an almost trancelike state of love and focus, consciously allowing divinity to flow positivity through me into the vial. That vial was created for Aurilion ♥
Since then I have been wanting to create more but I will not make them generic; by their very nature they must be created with the owner in mind. Do you want one? Would you wear it for 8 days consecutively if I made you one? If so, I need to know what colors/shapes/symbols you resonate with, if you want me to include any specific prayers/words/desires or create it all myself, and if you want me to write an affirmation and send it along. Disclaimer: I need to have a good feel for you, so I may say no, and these take several hours and I have to be in the right place energetically so I'm not making any promises on timing. There are four people especially on my mind right now but I want to see if you are drawn without me calling you out. ♥ And the wearing-for-at-least-8-days thing is important too (but they're too delicate to wear to bed or in the shower, so you'd have to remember to put them back on, if that's a consideration). I don't want to create these merely to decorate someone's jewelry rack, at least not without having a chance to connect to you first.
I had an idea! I'm thinking of listing these on etsy (making them custom, of course), then donating all profit to RAINN, Equality Now, Legal Momentum, CHRIS Kids, Georgia Equality, or The White House Project -- either the buyer's choice, or on rotation. I'll ask for a minimum donation of $13 (as that is a sacred number to me) and then $4 for shipping. I think I'll have people can pay me so it is just one transaction, then I will make the donation and email a copy of the receipt to the person getting a vial.