To Jerry, Jennie and Alma
Most matter radiates, or reflects energy. Some absorb. It does not
matter which. Every form of matter effects the energies of it’s
neighbor. We are gliding through energies. Every thought is an
energy, every prayer and every object. Now as a creator (or vessel of
creative energies) it is my responsibility to attempt, to the best of
my ability, to add to the favorable aspects of this Universe of
Energy. If I am having a bad day and feeling negative, I shouldn’t
make jewelry because those thoughts I am having are entering my work.
Some say this work is actually recording these thoughts. I perceive
only (I say “perceive” because I do not “know” anything,
metaphysically speaking) that my thoughts effect the outcome of the
I hand forge and sell quite a few copper bracelets each year. Most
often they are purchased to aid in the alleviation of arthritis pain.
I do not coat them to keep them from tarnishing. If I did, this would
effect the electromagnetic properties of the copper or the diffusion
of oxides. I’m not sure which effect has a greater role on the pain
thing. But I can tell you this, people can tell. They may not know
the reasons behind their perceptions, but somewhere in their being
some deeper communicating is going on telling them to either stay
away or not.
Yet there are those that have lost all ability to grasp subtle
energies. I sit in front of computers too much and live in a
Microwave Corridor on the West Coast of the USA. Undoubtedly my
bodies ability to perceive has diminished. Maybe not. Maybe that’s
why I all-to-often feel like crap. . Quite simply, plastics have a
dampening effect on electromagnetic energies, and again, they alter
adjacent influences. And even though I applaud the use of recycled
plastic, it is still plastic. And though it is made from Organic
compounds, it is synthetic. Everything about plastics scream DAMAGE
to life on Earth. It is everywhere; in our oceans and buried in our
sands. It is not the work of a higher power, it is the work of Man
and is flawed. Synthetic gems are no better. They are not the work of
a higher power. They are fraudulent by design, meant to deceive
someone, sometime, somewhere. There is no Purity in that!
The alternatives I gave for padding gemstones were entirely Organic.
Better yet, Sage is cleansing and helps to remove unwanted
influences. I understand a lot of people think what I’m saying is a
load of crap. I can’t help that.
So, in closing, I would like to say padding with plastic should be
no different than enhancing transparent and translucent gems with
colored plastic. What would be the difference? Both alter the
spectra. If you find no problem with that either then very well. I
cannot change you.
Personally I like “Natural”, “Organic” and “Real” and would much
rather be influenced by things that fall under those categories. For
those of you who like “irradiated”, “synthetic”, “stabilized”,
“enhanced” and “treated”, please forgive me that I do not embrace
such. You are free to embrace whatever you wish.