|Courage, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver courage lion charm|
Today is World Cancer Day, which is a campaign to debunk the myths surrounding this disease. If you want to get involved in this movement, click here to educate yourself about the 5 myths of cancer and how you can participate.
One unique aspect about cancer is that like death this disease touches everyone at some point. Either cancer is part of your own personal journey or a close friend or family member has been changed by this disease. Cancer is a collective experience that brings us together as one unifying force of love.
I've been blessed to get to know many cancer survivors through Hint Jewelry for a lot of people arrive at my shop seeking a special charm or necklace to give them strength for their journey.
Wearing a charm or jewelry for courage is not a new impulse, it's ancient medicine that stretches back thousands of years to cultures who crafted amulets for protection. These talismans were a channel between what felt out of control and the magic of the universe.
Charms are simply symbols that help us connect with our most basic desires to be free from disease and the possibility of death. The magic these charms bring isn't a mystery rather these symbols allow you to connect more deeply with your intentions for hope, faith, and love.
In this post, I've collected a few charms from Hint Jewelry that may offer comfort or peace to anyone traveling the way of cancer. One of the charms that seems to say it all is this Courage pendant symbolized by the lion. When faced with challenges we often need a lion's fierce spirit to help us along our path.
To anyone who is traveling the path of cancer or who knows someone on this journey, may you feel the peace and love of universe enfold you.
Blessings and grace,
|Firebird, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver phoenix charm|
The phoenix is a powerful symbol of transformation by fire --
a dying onto something very painful so as create anew.
|Saskia, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver owl charm|
The owl has long been a symbol of the Great Goddess who has power over life and death. The wisdom embodied within a creature that understands the cycle of life and death can offer incredible strength while developing acceptance for each part of your journey with cancer.
|Krishna Peacock, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver peacock charm|
Peacocks are believed to eat poisonous plants without dying. The ability to swallow your fears about illness and cancer so as transform them into positive life giving energy is symbolized by a peacock.
|Protector Dog, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver anubis charm|
Anubis, the Egyptian jackal-headed god associated with the afterlife, expands your understanding of living in this world and the next. It may be a great comfort to know that passing over is traveling into a new existence and there is a protector at the gates ready to welcome and guide you.
|Tree of Life, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver tree of life charm|
We think of the Tree of Life as a symbol for living. However, living encompasses all forms of suffering. Nothing is separate from the Tree of Life and that includes our understanding of pain, illness, and death. It all resides within the Tree of Life and by knowing this you can draw comfort that in letting go and accepting all aspects of your illness you are truly alive.
|Bear Medicine, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver bear charm|
Bears hold deep healing medicine that will help you connect with your inner strength.
Be brave and bear your burdens with gladness,
for in your ferocious grace
you will discover the willpower to bear it all.
|Plum Blossom, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver flower charm|
As a plum blossom braves the extreme conditions of winter to bloom again, this flower reminds you that in following a painful path of healing you may be led to a beautiful awakening.
|Sweet Blessing, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver angel wing charm|
Many of us have spirits that watch over us. Some people call them angels or messengers. When you are following a path of cancer it might bring comfort to seek out a deeper connection with the angels that are here supporting you during this lifetime.