Making Jewelry is Good for Your Health
by Joan Kaplan, MA, LMT.
Really? Now you’re probably scratching your head and wondering what I’m talking about. How can making jewelry be good for your health?
Well, because I am a jewelry artisan as well as a healing coach and spiritual mentor, I have a real interest in creative expression and health.
Creative expression in any form you feel moved to express yourself is healing, liberating, and brings you closer to the core of who you are.
If making jewelry provides the medium for you to bring your inner creativity to the material world, then it is a healthful process for you to be engaged in – not to mention the beautiful result that someone will love!
Pay attention to your inner voice, your inner calling; pay attention to what you love.
Yes, some of the stepping stones on your path to health, wellbeing, and awakening are to be found in allowing yourself the freedom to express your uniqueness.
Expressing yourself through the creation of your jewelry is one way to do this.
Abraham Maslow, one of the founders of humanistic psychology and transpersonal psychology, said it like this:
“My feeling is that the concept of creativeness and the concept of the healthy,
self-actualizing, fully human person seem to be coming closer and closer together,
and may perhaps turn out to be the same thing.”
So be happy, have fun, and enjoy making something beautiful!
May the Light of All Good Things Surround You . . . .