Adorn Thyself!

Why adorn?

At Anonymous of 379 we've always believed that adorning our bodies and wearing jewellery comes forward from an inherent primal instinct.  In many instances we painted ourselves with ochre and earth, put bones in our noses, wore necklaces of teeth, ran twigs and flowers in our hair even long before we put on the bearskin to keep us warm.  We clothed for practical reasons, to protect a part of the body, to keep warm - but the decoration?  It served no real purpose to our survival to wear earrings, so why now have we evolved to have ten pairs of earrings on the dresser!?

Kayan Lahwi woman (Myanmar) CC Image via Wikipedia

Kayan Lahwi woman (Myanmar) CC Image via Wikipedia

Our human-ness comes with a physicality.  An embodiment that needs nurturing and feeding on a basic level.  But internally our spirits sing with creativity that dances deep with the unspoken language of the soul.  

We painted ourselves to camouflage ourself on a hunt, or to identify ourselves as part of a tribe. Or maybe to hide our bareness compared with the other creatures blessed with the glory of nature, we used it as a creative adaptation to attract a mate?  The peacock flutters a tail feather, we smeared on ochre and red mud and elongated our ear lobes.

Over the ages the adornment has and will continue to stand for many things.  To make us attractive, to make us fearsome, to connect to our surroundings, to identify us, to put forward our status, our sexuality, to enhance us and to remind us of memories.  Grandmother's ring.  Mum's necklace. His ring.

It is also part of an unconscious ritual of how we connect to ourselves and to each other.  How we connect to the earth, using her gifts to honour our physical connection.  Gaia supplies us with an abundance of beautiful metals, stones and her gems and crystals.  The divine connection between the Universal elements, her forces and ourselves reflects in the jewellery we wear.  

So connect with the deep instinctual primal forces of your DNA, buy pieces that stir your inner voice, remind you of your universal connection and ones that make you touch your core, that reflect your personality and echo the voice of your soul.

It is our belief these pieces of preciousness are far more than the clothes you wear to keep you covered and warm.  These pieces hold a kinetic energy - of the earth they came from and the workmanship that crafted them and of the vibrational imprint of the wearer.  They hold it and they offer it back to you.

So go on - enjoy! Adorn thyself!