I am releasing this tutorial for FREE to anyone that is interested in learning how to make these cold connected hoops.
I made this tutorial a few years ago and decided to add it to my "For You" section for those that are exploring how to use metalworking tools in their own studios...
You can also just click on the photo above and it will take you to the page with the .pdf on it.
This weekend Shayne and I are traveling up to Roanoke to start looking at properties with our real estate agent.
I wanted to share a story about how we found her, and how this relates to the Human Design work I have been absorbed in lately.
In Human Design terms, I am what is known as a Generator. In Human Design, you have a Type (Generator, Manifestor, Projector or Reflector) and a specific strategy for making decisions that are right for you.
As a Generator, it is correct for me to wait to respond to someone or something in my environment using my emotional, or Solar Plexus, center as my authority when it comes to making a decision.
That's right. I am not an idea person. I never have been...or if I had an idea about something, it has historically been very difficult for me to actualize it.
I have been unknowingly working with this principle of response in my jewelry practice for years. I don't think up jewelry ideas. I don't design on paper...or have 'ideas' about designs. I go to my bench, and I respond to my tools and supplies that are in front of me. I usually call this 'playing'; but now, after immersing myself into this particular modality of being, I have more clarity on why my 'playing' works so well for me.
Back to the real estate story...
Both Shayne and I are Generators. We are designed to respond. And if we wait to respond, our body's innate intelligence will put our consciousness where it needs to be physically in order to draw, or attract, what we need next in our lives according to our desires.
Two weeks ago on Saturday, we were in Roanoke looking at neighborhoods and making our final determination if Roanoke was the right place for us to purchase a home. While we were driving around, we talked about how great it would be to find someone to ask about some very specific questions regarding the city's forward-looking plans as it relates to livability, as well as getting a nice recommendation for a real estate agent since we know absolutely nobody there.
A few hours later, I was thirsty, and Shayne wanted a coffee. We were driving past a coffee shop in the neighborhood we are seriously looking at, and we both responded to it by stopping and ordering our drinks. We were sitting on a couch, and in front of us was a large coffee table and 5 chairs.
A woman approached us and asked if the area we were siting in was hot, since it was right near the window. We responded, "No, it is actually very pleasant here.." and she sat down, along with her party of four others.
Shayne got up to use the bathroom and I became engaged in a conversation with her and two of her friends. When Shayne came back, we all started talking about Roanoke, and they shared with us their moving story, and we were off to the races so to speak discussing Roanoke.
These people were very, very open and wonderful about sharing with us their impressions since their move, and answered all of our questions with a degree of specificity that was a delightful surprise. One women had just moved here and she enthusiastically gave us a strong recommendation to call her real estate agent, and she fished out her phone number as we were all leaving.
The husband of the woman that asked if it was hot there happened to be, as we later found out, the City Manager of Roanoke! Our intention to find someone that really knew the city and the direction they want to go in as it pertains to livability was granted to us within hours of us stating our desire to find out.
We were in response to our environment. And the Law of Attraction worked beautifully as a result.
I have many, many more stories about how living in response, for me, has ALWAYS worked much better then trying to go out there and 'Make it Happen' in a forceful way. Some people are designed to Make it Happen. They are Manifestors. Others, like me and Shayne, are not. We encounter a lot of frustration if we try to manifest things in a forceful manner. But as we are experiencing, there is a beautiful flow and ease that happens if we just wait and respond.
This is just a small example of what I am talking about when I mention Human Design. I will be writing more about my own experiences with it, as I experiment with it and see how living in response on purpose and consciously pans out.
I have bought three books that have been exceptional as far as explaining Human Design and how to understand your own type and decision making authority.
I have been working with this material for a couple of months and it has been LIFE altering for me. I have been working with Differentiation for years through my exploration of jewelry, and this modality or understanding has catapulted me into new understandings about who I am, why I am and what I am here to ultimately do with my life.
As I continue on my own journey into differentiation, I will share what I find here. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
I have been sharing this information with my friends and family, and I am convinced that this information works. It provides a framework that immediately allows your shoulders to drop in instant awareness that how you navigate the world is most likely different from your peers and family and that it is OK. We are all different. We are not alike...and that is the way, I believe, that God intended it. We are not supposed to be alike. We must be different so that humanity as a whole can continue to evolve, change, mutate and experience life from every angle of consciousness.
Have a great weekend...I will be updating my Instagram stream over the weekend with anything that captures my attention..hopefully our future home will be one of the pics!