"City of Jewels"
Natural, golden Citrine seems to glow with an inner light that is nearly unparalleled. It resonates with the Solar Plexus Chakra, known as Manipura - in Sanskrit: “City of Jewels”. It is associated with fire - perhaps explaining the heated glow from this gem, the companion of Manipura. This energy center governs our self-will, confidence, energy, and personal power.
The process of hand-knotting these Spirit Beads involves an incredible amount of time, love, and meditation. They are reminiscent of mala, or prayer, beads.. some of the oldest and most sacred tools in several cultures. The intention and energy within each strand often makes itself known during the creation.
Citrine naturally enlivens and unblocks this Chakra, or energy center. If our Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance, we may find ourselves feeling overwhelmed or helpless. We may feel lost as to direction, meaning, our true purpose in life. We find it difficult to follow through with ambitions, and lack the motivation to manifest our dreams. The Chakras comprise a sensitive system of interconnectedness. When one (or more) is out of balance, the rest cannot function at optimal levels. Personally, I find so often that when someone is having difficulties in another, seemingly disparate area, it is traced back to an unbalanced Solar Plexus. This center of power is so crucial, and yet so easily tossed off-balance.
Deep, darkly colored Garnet beads comprise the bulk of the strand.. speaking to our Root Chakra.. providing us the grounding, the stability, the base - to go forward and do this important, spiritual work. Additional Citrine beads dot the strand, all pulled together on golden-colored silk.
I charge every piece with healing reiki energy, and cleanse it with white sage prior to shipment. It arrives carefully packaged with a protective, hand-crafted blend of herbs and petals.
Beads measure approx. 36” in length; Pendant measures another 2”.
Please note: Spirit Beads, as well as all crystal jewelry, requires gentleness when wearing or handling. Please refrain from getting them wet, as that may weaken or fray the silk. Take care with these special stones, and they will take care of you in return.