This leather burning is a birthday present I created for my older sister, Stephanie, for her 57th birthday on April 20, 2015. It’s based on my favorite childhood photo of the two of us together (see original photo below). It’s not framed here, but the burning is complete 😉
This is a photo reproduction burned onto vegetable tanned leather then mounted on black painted pine back board and it was framed in a floating glass and black frame.
It may seem strange to contemplate the idea of psychic ability as proof that “God” exists, but I think it’s a worthwhile discussion.
In my work as a professional psychic advisor…or intuitive counselor, as I prefer to label myself…I’ve experienced unexplainable connection with energies that provide me with insights into individual’s personal thoughts, feelings, relationships, and future which (hopefully) help to guide them on their life path toward best life choices and directions.
Many people may assume, incorrectly, that these experiences support, or are even evidence for, the existence of a God.
I’ve struggled with this question myself, having developed my own (what I feel is logical and sensible) understanding of the meaning of life, what happened before we came here in this physical life form, and what happens when we leave at the time of death.
Yet, I can still say with absolute certainty that none of these experiences and understandings would go so far as to prove or support the existence of a supreme Creator…at least not one that has been described by the organized religions of this world.
“But,” you might say, “what about your connection to Spirit and the messages you receive from loved ones who have passed on? Don’t those prove that God is real?”
The answer to that question comes in two parts;
1. Yes, I had a very real experience/vision of a Heavenly Mother figure when I was 26 years old from whom I received a profound message of Love and Protection. And yes, I feel a connection both to “Her” energy as well as to the energies of my clients and those in their circle of influence.
Those facts still don’t prove the existence of an Eternal and Supreme Creator.
2. Regarding messages received from loved ones who have passed on…I do receive special insight, compassion, sympathy, connection, and personalized messages of Love and guidance for the person asking the question.
This gives us belief in, and hope for, a life or many lives, following this one. But it still does not prove the existence of an all-powerful God or Supreme Creator.
In my experience there is a connection between humans that is undeniable. Some people call it intuition…others call it psychic ability. And some of us are more keenly attuned to these energies than others. I can’t fully explain this ability. I just know that I have always had it and I know that, like other natural abilities, (art, music, etc.) it can be cultivated and developed so that you are more aware.
But none of these things can confirm (or deny) the existence of an eternal Creator.
Personally, I consider myself an anti-theist, meaning that I don’t subscribe to belief in any of the gods and goddesses currently worshiped and revered by existing organized religions. However, I don’t have any evidence to prove that there is no Supreme Creator, either, so I remain open to possibility.
Regardless, the concept of whether or not a God exists does not alter my intuitive experience and feeling of connection between myself, my clients and the insight I receive from Spirit.
What are your thoughts on the matter? I’d love to hear your feedback and opinions!
This very special pendant is in a style that I call my Jumble pendants. It’s a mish-mash of different items that together represent a wide variety of energies and passions. There are several semi-precious stone beads in the mix; carnelian, garnet, hematite, moonstone, jasper, amber, sunstone, leopard jasper, and then some other beads such as opalescent metallic glass, and pearl. It includes a metal spiral and a piece of black rubber tubing. All pulled together in a large teardrop copper frame and wrapped with antiqued copper wire. The necklace comes complete with a 24″ chain that is not handmade, but the clasp I also forged.
Lots of esoteric and energy-based representations all combined in this one-of-a-kind work of jewelry art! Self-worth inherent in the rich jewel tones of the garnet, carnelian, and onyx, inner warmth and love in the amber and jasper, depth of personal reflection in the metallic glass beads, a willingness to flex, bend, and stretch represented by the rubber tubing, and feelings of spiraling downward but rising above all of that negative energy represented by the navy (the blues?) metal spiral. All wrapped up in the natural magnetism and healing power of copper…properly aged 😉
The pendant itself measures 2.5″L x 1.25″W at the widest point.
This is a beautiful and original piece that will bless the wearer for years to come.