Re-Discover Your Creative Side
This is my creative journey – How I started to make gemstone bracelets and reactivated my second chakra creativity.
Ever since I can remember, I was always a very inclined to draw, colour and create arts and crafts. I would always say – I’m going to be like my brother – a graphic designer. Once I started my schooling in the health sciences, let’s say, around 20 years of age, all that disappeared. I became more left brain dominant – more scientific and logical. As the years went on, I lost a part of myself. That part remained hidden throughout all the rest of my education – into my naturopathic training. My creative part was struggling to come out. After my yoga training, I realized i could be creative by offering unique yoga classes. And that’s what got me in touch with that missing part – but still, it wasn’t enough.
When the creative part of you is not being utilized, life can become dull, and passion is hard to find when you are in the same routine.
I started going to a women’s circle a few months ago which required us to bring out that beauty and creativity – so we made bracelets from gemstones. One thing led to another – now I’m making them for students, patients, and the world. Making a bracelet is now a creative outlet – it’s like a meditation. Each bracelet comes out unique and expresses a story. Like drawing painting, or sculpting, it is an expression of a thought process, intuition, emotion, and even an expression of the divine running through me. Once this part started being expressed again, I felt again like my child self – the one who was so joyful when her creation was done – a sense of accomplishment and connection to her true nature. Once this part is activated, there is a sense of flow, within and without – the second chakra which is associated with creativity, is more balanced and flowing – which may turn to physical changes – more hip mobility, hormones will balance, and urinary symptoms will improve.
So my suggestion to you is, if you are feeling suppressed, because you are bombarded with your daily life challenges, making money, being a caregiver, and so on....start putting yourself first. Find the truth within you, what do you need? Maybe you need to draw. Dance. Sing. Paint. Sculpt. Redecorate a room. Design something in any way. Find 5 minutes of your day, to find your inner child, the carefree creative part that longs to be expressed. You will thank yourself.
a natural anti-histamine
Quercetin is a plant pigment ("flavonoid") and antioxidant that is found in foods like leafy greens, berries, tomatoes, and broccoli. It helps reduce inflammation in the body and can be taken in supplement form in higher doses. Since it reduces inflammation and is a natural anti-histamine, it is automatically indicated for allergies, asthma, skin reactions, and hay fever. Quercetin can help reduce the release of histamine from certain immune cells so symptoms of coughs, watery eyes, runny nose, hives and swelling can be minimized.
The root chakra is an energy centre located at the base of the spine between genitals and anus.
Purpose: Links us to the physical world. Our foundation to evolve and develop our personality. Connected with security, survival, self-expression, ambition. Organs involved: Rectum, anus, hip joints, legs, feet, adrenal gland (medulla portion)
A gemstone that helps to balance this chakra is Smokey Quartz.
Smokey quartz aids in focusing thoughts and emotions, accepting challenges and responsibilities, protecting from negative energy, insomnia, nightmares, and hyperactivity. It is very grounding and calming, and provides a link between the earth (grounding) and higher self. Physically it helps problems with kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, and adrenal glands.
Below is a bracelet with smokey quartz, the translucent stone. All bracelets are handmade by me and are $20 each.
Elvira is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Yoga Instructor. She combines her knowledge of the naturopathic modalities with mind-body therapy, yoga, ayurveda, exercise, and energy healing.