I’ve been struggling for the past few weeks with my authenticity, and this is why.
I made a FaceBook post: “Latest brain storm: Mask Bling!“ and I went on to say “I know, can’t believe I’m jumping on the bandwagon of mask fashion…” and frankly I can’t believe I’m doing that either because I’m not. This post is to address this for myself and be transparent with you.
What I did do was jump on the “sell at any cost” shopping hype and “appeal to the widest field possible just to get sales” bandwagons by using the word Bling. They were never intended by me to be fashion. I’ve renamed them as Micro Energy Shields. I believe that stones and crystals have healing properties. That’s my opinion. Take what you like and leave the rest. The stones are beautiful, a gift from Gaia, however you feel about them.
These pins have stones that carry and exude calming, soothing, centering, balancing and grounding energy that help me to get and keep my poise and focus when placed in the social position of having to don a mask. **
My first problematic experience with wearing a mask was at a dental checkup. I was not expecting any issues beyond my regular, expected, controllable, dental anxiety. By the time I’d gone through huge red stop signs, a list of 25 high anxiety cautions and things to do before even opening the door, a temperature check (don’t get me started), and another 7-10 questions I was a hyperventilating, tearful, shaking, wreck. Yes I was eventually able to take off the mask & yes I got through the cleaning and check up but at what cost to myself? And what did my behaviour cost the staff in dealing with me in that state? The rest of the day I felt absolutely drained and honestly still a little tearful when the memory of the anxiety surfaced.
What I do often do in high anxiety moments is try to carve out 5-10 minutes to meditate with my beautiful stones & crystals. (I have an altar – just in case you had weird imaginings about my hugging all my inventory!) The idea came to me that I could add some stones to the mask I carry, and carve out a few quiet, deep breathing, moments before putting it on.
That’s it, simple, a small thing to protect and calm myself when I need to be socially appropriate. I hope they serve you too.
Love & Blessings till next time. J