What a delight it is for She is Three to be featured in the first issue of Stampington’s amazing new magazine, Bella Grace! It’s the most beautiful book-like publication. We couldn’t be more proud to be part of it, and part of the Bella Grace Blog Hop! In honor of this adventure, we’d like to share some of our secrets with you. Times have been incredibly hectic lately, like the world is being shaken up. We understand how hard it is to stay centered and grounded when eveything is shifting. So today we’re revealing what we reach for to bring us each back in tune with ourselves and our magic. By the way, we’re giving away a copy of Bella Grace to one lucky soul! Details are at the bottom of this post!
Stones, rocks, sea glass, sand, and crystals. It’s their energy that I am attracted to. Of the earth they are born, just as man was. The blessed earth we live, eat, and breathe upon. The magic and energy infused within them feed my soul and my cells. I bathe them in sunlight, moonlight, and holy water so that when I need a lift, all I need to do is reach for one. They comfort me in sadness and aid me while I pray or meditate. My stones are a sacred part of me now. I hold them tenderly in my hands and surrender.
Flowers are my heart medicine. They bring me back to Earth, grounding me in the gifts of here and now. They soothe me when I’m anxious. They comfort me when I’m sad. They always inspire me with their wondrous colors. Flowers help me see light. They hold it and reflect it in ways that catch my eye and cradle my spirit. I can’t help but be drawn in by the sparkle of morning dew on petals or the way late afternoon light dances on stems and illuminates blooms.
The shapes and sizes of flowers are as diverse as us all, and each is beautiful in it’s own right. Then there’s the scent. Heaven s(c)ent. The sweetness of violets for my daughter. The heady fragrance of lavender for me. And the wild, earthy glory of Queen Anne’s lace for my mom. I hold these three flowers close to my heart to connect me to all that is divine, feminine, and true.
As long as my memory serves, I have collected seashells.
I know you are smiling right now, because you do too, right?
No matter what beach I walk, no matter where in the world of sandy shores, that perfect treasure always finds its way to the inside of my pocket.
The Sea speaks to me, with every rolling wave, washing ashore her bits for me to capture.
I pile them up in bowls, jars and platters.
I create dream catchers and art objects of whimsy.
I place them on my personal altars.
I enclose them in gifts.
I have millions. Yet I bet I can still tell you where I found that swirly, curvy beautiful gift from the Sea.
The Atlantic Ocean is seven minutes from my front door.
My sandy morning walk on the beach during low tide has become my daily simple pleasure.
It’s good to be me.
Shells find me.
I live by the Sea.
For a chance to win a copy of Bella Grace, leave us a comment telling us what you hold when you need to get back in tune. Is it a smoothe, cool river stone? A lavender pillow? A shell held to your ear? We look forward to hearing your secrets. Comments will remain open until Wednesday, August 20th at 6pm Eastern Time (3pm Pacific Time). We’ll announce the winner of a random drawing in a new post on the 21st. Remember to keep checking back at the Stampington blog to find more chances to win!
P.S. We invite you to join us on Instagram (@sheisthree) where we’re using the hashtags #shelifted for #sheisthreedotcom all this month. We’d love for you to join us on the healing journey. We’ll be right here on the blog on the 14th, 21st, and 28th of this month to share the stories behind our own “She lifted” self-portraits…
UPDATE: The giveaway winner is here!