Imagery for a Creative Journey

Earth Mother Beadweaving

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” –Osho

Themes of transformation and rejuvenation occur simultaneously with themes of creativity, as if they are one. They may be.

The Earth Mother Beadweaving, as I named it, holds all manner of creative symbolism.

  • The snake represents transformation in thought. A snakes molts its skin and emerges sleeker. People drop limiting beliefs and emerge more creative.

In the words of Gerald G. Jampolsky, “A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.”

  • The center of this beadweaving focal, an arrowhead, connects to ancestral memory. Thus, heritage gains recognition as part of life. This speaks to authenticity, truth as we know it.

Author Marianne Williamson addresses authenticity when she states,

“The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spent for any other reason than the joy of being in that light filled space, love, god, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity. . .”

  • On the left side, a frog crouches, serving as an example of our flexibility to jump forward.

“Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful: yourself.”–Alan Alda

  • Each of these talismans is surrounded by green, gold-washed seed beads. The color green signifies nature, fertility, life. It’s a color of balance, self-respect and well-being.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

“Behind all creation is silence. Silence is the essential condition, the vital ingredient for all creation and all that is created. It is a power in its own right. The artist starts with a blank canvas – silence. The composer places it between and behind the notes. The very ground of your being, out of which comes all your thoughts, is silence. The way to silence is through meditation. When you arrive in your own silence you will know true freedom and real power. Stop, take a minute, and listen to the silence within you today. Then be aware of what disturbs your inner silence. It could be negative thoughts, memories, sensations. And when you are aware, you will know what is draining your creative power, and you will know what needs to change…on the inside!” —

As a choker necklace, Earth Mother Beadweaving  gets attention. More importantly, it offers perfect imagery for a creative journey. Wouldn’t you agree?