Posted: by Jo Tuesday, 4 May 2021 @ 13:20
beautiful new Crescent Moon necklace brings to life the mantra, ‘I am always whole, even if I do not feel it’.
felt that we needed to create a mantra to express a feeling that many of us
have, after suffering loss or trauma. Coming out of grief, or after divorce,
separation or even loss of a job, we can feel empty and broken, like a large
part of us is missing.
can take many years for that feeling to subside, especially if what we have
lost felt like it was a part of ourselves.
time, we can re-learn that we are still a whole person, with our body, mind,
heart and spirit intact. It may not feel like it, but we haven’t lost our very
essence, our very self. It
is a hard feeling to put into words, but we wanted to create a mantra of
comfort to hold onto, even when the overriding emotion is currently one of
emptiness and lack.
moon design really helps to bring this feeling to life – in a way that perhaps
words alone cannot do.
different phases of the moon – a full moon, a crescent moon, a waning or a
waxing moon - are caused by the angle from which an observer on Earth sees the moon illuminated by the sun. When the moon is ‘full’, the whole of one side
of the moon is fully illuminated, so it shows as a full, round disc. When the
moon’s position changes in relation to the sun, as it revolves around the Earth
and the Earth revolves around the sun – we can maybe only see a half or a
quarter of the moon’s surface being illuminated.
that doesn’t alter the scientific fact that the moon is always spherical. No
matter that we can only see a fraction of its surface, when the sun lights it
up. The actual physical round shape of the moon hasn’t changed, just our view
– just like the moon – we are always whole and complete, even though there are
times when we feel like a very large part of us is missing, or there is an
emptiness inside us.
we had settled on a moon to bring this feeling to life, we created a crescent moon design. We also wanted to add some decoration to
the moon’s surface, to make it a more powerful and resonant piece. We chose the
Lotus Flower as a way of embellishing the moon, as the Lotus’s powerful
symbolism of regeneration and new beginnings adds a further layer of meaning to
the ‘I am always whole’ Moon mantra as a comforting gift for a friend who is
feeling low, sad or empty, or is recovering from loss; or choose it as a
comfort to yourself, to remind you that you are still whole, no matter how
empty or broken you feel right now.