The Scarab What do dreams mean? Do any of you know? In my experience, the quality and quantity of my dreams really run the gambit. Sometimes they're a total blur, other times they're vivid. Sometimes I get distinct messages and sometimes they make no sense at all. I do have reoccurring dreams. Occasionally I have reoccurring dreams that take place in specific houses and then actually see those houses in real life (in places I've never been before). No, really. And I've been flying in dreams for as long as I can remember. In fact, being able to fly in my dreams feels so very real to me that I'm actually surprised that I can't manage to get lift off in my waking life. So I think there something more to our dream states than most people are willing to see.
Throughout my coaching training and spiritual studies, I've heard it said that dreams are actually our lives happening in parallel dimensions or that we work on emotional pieces of our current lives that we aren't capable of reaching when we're conscious. Both of those explanations make sense to me and then again, dreams might just be our subconscious running on autopilot. And that makes sense to me too. I suspect it's a combination of all that with a few dashes of magic thrown in just for interest.
This is Amy and she's a painter and she's the one who started this whole topic. Her paintings are bright and vivid and have a very dream like quality to them. I'm telling you this because this Scarab Amulet began as a literal dream. My client Amy contacted me after having a dream about an Amethyst Scarab pendant. There's beautiful symbolism linked to the Scarab; they're regarded as sacred in ancient Egypt and actually considered a symbol of infinite life. The Scarab is also associated with sacred knowledge and astral travel. Typically a Scarab is a beetle carved out of stone but in this case, I happened to have this amazing 14 carat faceted Amethyst already. As soon as we began to discuss the idea of her pendant, this beautiful juicy stone popped into my head. This Amethyst is seriously as big as a halved grape and it is every bit as luscious.
Amethyst is the stone from her dream and it's also Amy's birthstone (it's the stone for February). Amethyst has some very distinct healing properties. It is said that wearing an Amethyst can heighten your intuition and bring you a sense of inner peace and it's also good to wear when you're wanting to change old habits and patterns. You'll notice that there is also a tiny little blue sapphire set in the third eye position of the piece. Sapphire is said to bring good fortune, heavenly insight and awareness.
In researching for this project, I got really excited because the symbolism of the Scarab itself (sacred knowledge, infinite life), the Amethyst stone (heightening of intuition), the blue sapphire (insight and awareness) and the inscription she chose (Infinite Love) all fit with each other so seamlessly. She even thought up the idea in a dream (astral travel)! We didn't choose them to fit like that- they just did. She came to me with her dream and ideas and I transformed them into a pendant and it was all totally synchronistic. I chose the blue sapphire based on the color and she chose the inscription because of some work she's been doing. Never once did we get together and start looking for stones, ideas and words that fit a common theme. This happens with myself and my clients all the time. It's as if the Universe has a certain idea or prompt if you will and the two of us work together to manifest it.
If you want to work on creating a custom power Amulet for yourself, please send me a message at natha (at) lusciousmetals.com . I have a really fun process that I use with my clients when we're creating to help you get clear on what you want. Know too that these pieces will hold the energy of your intentions so they are really quite powerful in helping you to create what you want (and what the Universe wants for you!)