Animal Spirit Charm Jewelry

animal spirit sterling charm jewelry hint beth hemmila
Animal Spirit Necklace, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver horse, rabbit, lion charms

Not a day goes by that I don't seek out the company of animals. It could be watching ducks forage in a stream, cows munching on grass in a field, or squirrels playing outside my window. The companionship of animals is as necessary to me as the air I breathe.

I watch their movements, listen for their sounds, and feel their presence. Somehow being near them brings me closer to my own true nature: The part of me that is content with the silence of things and letting the world be as it is.

Wearing animal charms evokes this knowing and helps my soul stay connected with my own inner wilderness. Keeping them close to my heart by wearing a necklace allows me to awaken their dance in my life. By touching each animal charm and remembering to dance like the spirit of a rabbit or stand strong like a lion, I feel their movements course through my blood. Animal charms can act as personal touchstones and help you evoke their spirit medicine in your daily life. 


  1. this is so true - and kids feel it as well... my son has been wearing his lion for, what, 3 or 4 yrs? i find it interesting when he reaches for it - there is often a reason.

  2. Exactly one year a go I needed to chose a totem that can help me to face a serious illness. I found a lion on my way, proud and strong enough to overcome with great dignity the therapies. I found also a treasure of Buddha teachings in many books that went with me in the hospital days. I learned more in those months than in forty years of life. Last night I was looking for a great gift to celebrate my birthday. I found hint jewellery on etsy. Just on the other side of the Ocean, ok.. But the world is one and your lion was perfect to simbolize my rebirth. I decided to add another charm: the bluebird if happiness. My next horizon, I hope. Thank you, Beth for this great inspiration. Greetings from Italy, Paola

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your story of healing with me, Paola! You have helped me remember the beauty of symbols all over again today. They are my greatest teachers and to know that you have connected with the courage of the Buddha and the lion as well as looking to the happiness of the bluebird, it feels we are in the same room and not an ocean away :) Blessings on your journey!! xoxo Beth


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