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Exploring the Conscious and Unconscious Through Jewelry Making

Set of jewelry

Photo by Maryam Mermey

Exploring the Conscious and Unconscious Through Jewelry Making

 

Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist brought to light the concept of what is conscious or within our awareness and the concept of the unconscious or that which lies outside our awareness. According to Jung, it is this merging of opposites, which allows us to find balance and our core Self or illuminated identity. The medium of fused glass which means melting two or more layers of glass in a glass kiln is a powerful way to not only help see and but wear the manifestation of possibilities as a form of actualizing potential. Making fused jewelry such as the necklace and earrings above reminds us that there are unknown qualities waiting in the shadows of our being longing for expression as well as qualities and spiritual gifts already in the light of consciousness. The earring in the shadow on the left represents the unconscious and the earring in the light on the right represents consciousness. A star expresses the essence of an embodied human being. The necklace above illuminates the balance of opposites with the guiding star in the middle as the core or spiritual Self. The firing process reveals potentials hidden from view in the unconscious until great heat is applied, which can be looked at as the firing process of life's challenges bringing strengths to the light of consciousness.

 

Morning Glory Arts Therapy Flier

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A Transfigured World

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A Transfigured World

Running in snowshoes

Running in sneakers

in a world transfigured by ice

until we are

part of the same landscape

moving... 

together.

by Maryam Mermey

Soul Sound

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Photo by Akiba Mermey

 

Each morning 

its own

 soul sound.

Breathing in pure Qi 

from the place which never ends,

breathing out snowy light

until the body glistens 

and fears

become songs.

 

listen.

 

by Maryam Mermey

Portals of Light for 2017

Portals of Light

Photo by Akiba Mermey

 

Portals of Light for 2017

Portals of light

in the darkness.

Streaming into the unknown...

Powered by soul colors

sharing Divine Inheritance

at the speed of light.

Sending wishes 

that love be known

in every hue.

by Maryam Mermey 

 

 

Breathing

Mallard Couple

 Photo of Mallard Couple by Akiba Mermey

 

Breathing 

Breathing in  

golden, early morning light

Breathing out

irredescent spirit

The comfort of floating 

in the presence

of your best friend

and

Beloved. 

by Maryam Mermey

 

 

 

 

 

Liberation

Deer Leaping

Deer Photo by Akiba Mermey

 

Liberation 

May your whole being

stretch out

in the liberation of flight,

responding to the calls

of your noble purpose.

May the compassion

of your forest colored eyes,

be ever present to inspire

the pathways of your dreams.

May you be ever alert

and in alignment with the movements

of your living heart.

 

by Maryam Mermey

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Fire

Winterberries

Winterberry Photo by Akiba Mermey

 

Heart Fire

Heart fire in winter

Nature's creative genius

Daring to arch, bend, reach... and

inspire 

 by Maryam Mermey

 

 

Wings of Light and Shadow

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Photograph by Akiba Mermey

Wings of Light and Shadow

Fueled by illumination 

of early morning sunlight,

 to lift into sky,

called by its Nature

to open heart, spread wings 

and rise in the music,

  of light and shadow, 

the mysterious dance of flight...

by Maryam Mermey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chihuly's Blown Glass and Paintings

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Blown Glass By Chihuly at Schantz Galleries - Photograph By Lisa Vollmer

 

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Paintings By Chihuly at Schantz Galleries - Photograph By Lisa Vollmer

 

Blown Glass and Paintings

Last summer on our way to visit my Mother, we went to the Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, MA. We were awed by the inspiring exhibit they had not only of Chihuly's blown glass but of his paintings! It turns out that his creative process is to make a spontaneous painting as a way to launch him into making a piece of blown glass. We were equally wowed by both his paintings and blown glass. What an incredible example of how one art form can ignite another artistic expression into being. I can only imagine the realizations he may have had giving birth to these amazing creations...

Heron Fairytale

 

Heron

Photo by Akiba Mermey

Heron Fairytale

Akiba took this photo at Torsey Pond in Readfield, Maine in the early morning. This image transports me to the realm of fairytales where one life form can change into another. There is a fluidity of life and spirit. The soft early morning light and golden, red hues create a warm glow. Beauty awaits us...

 

Divine Beauty

Divine Beauty

Last summer, my husband, Akiba and I went on a pilgrimage to Portugal. The brief film Pilgrimage journies through images of innocence, strength, receiving, giving, sharing, gratefulness and peace to culminate in an image of life~giving beauty. It is our hope that these images help to refresh your spirits as they did ours. As we approach Thanksgiving, may we all walk closer to the Divine Beauty described in the Native American song and dance, May I Walk With Beauty. 

May I Walk With Beauty from Dances of Universal Peace ~ the Native American Tradition ~ Divine Beauty ~

  1. ‘May I walk with beauty before me’ – Walking in a circle in a clockwise direction with arms outstretched in front of the body with upturned palms.
  2. ‘May I walk with beauty behind me’ – Continue walking in a circle in a clockwise direction with arms outstretched behind the body with palms facing down.
  3. ‘May I walk with beauty above me’ – Continue walking in a circle in a clockwise direction with arms lifted to the sky.
  4. ‘May I walk with beauty below me’ – Continue walking in a circle in a clockwise direction as arms lower to the sides of the body with palms facing the earth.
  5. ‘May I walk with beauty’ – Continue walking in a circle in a clockwise direction with a sense of heightened beauty.
  6. Variations may include other movements expressing Divine Beauty.

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