Just came back from my 10 day trip to great places that were worth visiting.
I am still spinning by the rhythm of the trip with my buddies.
Now, I'm back in London and wonder,
"Is there a place that are not worth visiting? "
On this journey, I took a group of people to Glastonbury.
Then we went to France together afterwards, to complete our journey at Mont St. Michel.
We chose the destination as we though the places were worth visiting.
And it was.
But then, is there a place really, that are not worth visiting?
Because the gift wasn't seeing those amazing places,
but the journey itself.
We were bonded, after sharing every moment of the trip.
And that's what we wanted to experience by choosing those destinations.
Choosing a destination is an excuse for traveling.
I've been playing with this.
Creating ease around myself.
Whenever it is, wherever I am and whatever I do.
It all started from creating ease within me.
Then, I implemented the experience in my immediate outside world.
As an experiment.
Since when, did we believe that we cannot experiment?
Trying this and finding errors.
Then trying that.
It's so much more fun when you experiment.
I have been working with gemstones and it's been fun.
Because gemstones are beautiful naturally.
And gemstones have certain effect on us.
Or so, I believe.
I believe this because I have experienced it.
Now, let's look at this from another point of view.
Do gemstones really posses such magical power?
Well, for me the answer is YES.
So, let's say, gemstones do really posses the magical power.
But that's still not good enough for me.
Because, we need to experience the power, in order to say so.
Even if the stone is beautiful, powerful and magical,
without being experienced, it's just a stone or an object.
So, what I want to say, is this.
We need to add "action" to it.
What I mean by saying this could be many things.
For example, we wear such stones as forms of jewellry.
In order to "feel good".
No one is deliberately wear or put on something to feel bad.
And this "feel good" part is the crucial part in this.
That is the action part.
We need to feel good, and that is the MAGICal power of the gemstones.
And finally, this is more empowering way to enjoy them :)
I've been busy making new ideas into real pieces.
And my first necklace was sold few minutes after I listed it.
How does this get any better?
This is my second necklace that I've listed on my Etsy shop.
It's been blissfully sunny here in London.
Although the temperature says we need to wait a little bit longer to walk into our summer clothes, it's still lovely.
Yesterday, I dropped a metal teapot on top of my favourite mug.
You know the feeling.
I was immediately feeling bad about myself.
Remorse, negative self-talking, etc.
Why did I even think about washing up right before I leave?
Why did I put the mug in the sink in the first place?
And why did the teapot slipped out of my hands?
Fortunately, this WAS a small issue to me.
But it could have been a major issue, if you're a bona fide pottery/ceramic lover/collector.
Anyway, I tried immediately to talk myself into a better mood.
This is something I do these days.
As I know very well that everything that has the same or similar component energetically, resonates to each other.
So, I stopped the negative self-talk for a starter.
Then, I said to myself, "Ah, maybe this is a sign. A good sign."
Then, I thought, "Ah, this must be the precursor to finding a better mug!"
Then, I even thought, "Ah, maybe this is leading me to a new adventure!!"
My brain was busy coming up whatever excuse to bring back myself to that better place where I was before the incident took place.
In a matter of few minutes, I could return to the better state of mind.
Believe it or not.
I used to brood over something like this in the past, to deliberately bring down my spirit lower.
Why did I do it?
Well, to feel bad about everything, I suppose?
Seriously, we do such thing, as to collect many things from small things like this to more major issues like confrontation, malfunction etc to eternally keep diverting our feeling away from the feel good place.
Yes, breath, for a start :)
Before going down the rabbit hole.
I've been "facelift-ing" my website, SNSs and my Etsy store.
I'm playing with all resources available for me to access.
Changing fonts, making banners etc.
Isn't it great? That we have all the inspiration in our hands.
It couldn't have been so easy 10 years ago, or even 3 years ago.
Just before the Easter weekend, I saw an interesting sign in the sky.
There was an alphabet in the sky.
"It all ends here and begins here."
I felt the start of a new cycle!
When I was a little, my mother took me and my sister to movies a lot.
One of which I remember in a strange way was called Goonies.
I don't remember the details but the treasure, took my breath away.
It stuck in my mind ever since.
I love the candy like gemstones found in the treasure trove.
That's the image of the pieces I make.
Click each image for more details. All items are available for purchase on my Etsy Store.
Rhodochrosite is very pretty.
I enjoy making jewelry with it a lot.
As it is pink, it is said to symbolise rose-coloured life.
Isn't that nice?
So, what is the secret of staying in the good space of rose (or whatever the colour that makes you happy)?
Pay a little bit more attention to how you are feeling every moment!
A collection to inspire "Rose-Coloured" Life
Every piece includes or features Rhodochrosite, the stone of Rose-Coloured Life!
All items are available for purchase on my Etsy Store.
Click each image for more detail.
I am curating my pieces for the occasion :)
Click the image to view the item's detail.
All available for purchase on my Etsy store!
I was speaking with someone who's suffering from the lack of sleep, the other day.
Her life now, is dictated by the "sleeplessness".
She reminded me of myself ten years ago.
Luckily, I don't have the problem anymore, but ten years ago, I was functiong from the same space, where she has been stuck for a while.
I'm a light sleeper since I was a child.
It only became my issue when I became stressed working at the place where I wanted to quit ever since I got the job.
You know, when you are unable to sleep, knowing that you would have to wake up early the following day, "sleeplessness" becomes such a fearful detail in life.
I became reluctant to go out in the evening.
I became reluctant to socialise.
But no matter how hard I tried, I became less happier always.
No matter how hard I tried, the "sleeplessness" didn't go away.
On the contrary, it became more significant in my life.
Because I was more resonating with that "sleeplessness" than whatever other things that were going well in my life.
I was ringing in the sound of "sleeplessness", so to speak.
You know, what we the humans always do?
Say, we have 8 areas in our life.
Work, Leisure, Hobby, Learning, etc.
Say, 6 areas out of 8 are going well while there are some minor issues in the remaining 2 areas.
We still want to insist that our life isn't going well.
When I was ringing in the sound of "sleeplessness" which means, the problem took over my life, I couldn't experience the things that were going well in my life. They became non-existent. Because I was busy thinking and talking about my problem rather than something else.
So, we need to speak and think, or better, do things that are/were going well, make/ made us feel good etc.
No matter how small that "feel good thought" might be, if we could hold it purely for even 10 seconds, that will be good enough for it to resonate with other "feel good thing/s".
I think, this is what meditation offers.
I'm no good for extinguishing my thoughts, but I am pretty good at thinking in general.
Holding a feel good thought for 10 seconds at a time.
What about you?
Time, Space & Magic
I'm showcasing my trip, my creative inspiration and occasionally, my artworks.
Artist, Crafter, Interpreter, Translator, Traveler, Energy Healer in no particular order. Lives and works in London.
All rights reserved 2017©Kaeko Nakagawa
All rights reserved 2017 © Kaeko Nakagawa