Let’s Talk: Waist Beads!

I’ve always been interested in wearing waist beads, and anytime I really want to do something creative, a meaning must be attached to it. I’ve taken noticed to ladies in my culture wearing and making waist beads for the past couple of years. I was somewhat drawn to the beauty of waist beads being worn as an adornment for the waist, but scared to adopt that cultural awareness and fashion sense because of my own internal issues of not letting go of the past.

I’m no society driven model, so my waist is not exactly bikini ready, however I’ve been yearning to privately embellish my waist for a great self-esteem booster and natural control of my waist. Ever since I had my boys (16 & 13), I always felt like showing my waist/abs/belly is just an absolute no-no, even in front of my partner.

Through the past few years of considering myself not attractive some days because of my waist, my boyfriend has really made me comfortable enough to embrace my belly, no matter the size. With more research I found out that African traditions for girls and women is to wear waist beads to invoke divinity, femininity, self-LOVE, waist control, and seducing their LOVER (when you’re grown, of course)! All of that, is what piqued my interest even more to wearing waist beads.

Recently on my journey, I’ve been gravitating to being more health conscious, especially as a spiritual healer. Eating foods that aren’t conducive to my body and also contributing to the size of my waist has been a major factor for the past couple of years, and really the past month. My journey has newly opened my eyes to begin  to take control of my health with healthy eating, maintaining my yoga practice, meditation, spiritual reading, and of course,  more jewelry making! Take a look at the waist beads I’ve created for myself below!

Waist Beads by Goddess Mena Love

Waist Beads by Goddess Mena Love

Like I said in the beginning, a meaning must be attached to things I create, so here’s a brief description of why I created these beautiful waist beads for myself.

The rose quartz waist beads were made to clear fear, anger, and guilt, and start enhancing my heart chakra, self-confidence, creativity, compassion, forgiveness, self-LOVE, divine LOVE, and overall, radiate LOVE! LOVE energy being a constant reminder of the energy I exude and want to attract is always my initial intention when dealing with myself and people I allow in my circle.

My newest waist beads, which I just made and reiki-infused today, are made of citrine and carnelian beads, and gold hematite hearts. I wanted to create something that ushered in the energy of new beginnings for the Spring Equinox, and also a self-healing agent for my solar plexus, digestion, self-esteem, grounding, will power, detoxification, abundance, alignment for my higher self, prosperity, and protection.

My intention is to make new waist beads every time I lose 10lbs, until I reach my goal weight! From experience, I’m SHOUTING that this is working for me! As soon as I put on my first set, the femininity and bold goddess I claimed to be came out proudly! I’m on my second set of waist beads, and I feel so proud of my accomplishments, my energy is feeling totally awesome, and I’m embracing that I am all that and a bag of sweet potato chips, no matter what size I am! Wearing waist beads has made feel like I’m bringing sexy back in every kind of way!

This is my step to letting go of the past, and embracing the new!

Many Blessings and Miracles during this Spring!

 

 

I also make personalized waist beads for others, as well! Reach out to me by email GoddessMenaLove@gmail, so we can chit chat and see what intuition leads us into co-creating for your special waist beads! 

 

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#CreateBigJoy Challenge – Day 9

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Playing with my beads and creating something unique and powerful is the most fun object in my life right now!

*LoveStoned Gems are available for purchase! StyleSeat.com/MenaLove for pricing info!

P.S. Challenge posts Day 1-8 are on my Instagram! 😉

 

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#LoveStonedWednesdays

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Namaste y’all!

I am the creator of LoveStonedGems and feeling really awesome today about sharing this special piece above! I was inspired by the Autumn Equinox, and so this piece of luscious, reiki-infused arm candy is the official, Autumn Equinox 2k14 Edition.

The hand bracelet is made with sandalwood and jade.

The bracelets are made with lapis lazuli, citrine, carnelian, sandalwood, and jade.

For ordering info, check out the LOVEstoned Gems page, or StyleSeat.com/MenaLove.

Spiritual Meanings of Gemstones

SANDALWOOD – Relaxes the heart and throat chakras. Wards negativity. Increases spiritual energy for the healer. Protection, astral projection, clairvoyance, aphrodisiac. Clears stress from the nervous system. Lifts depression. Promotes spiritual awareness. Increases self-esteem.

Chakra(s): crown

JADE – Strengthens heart, kidneys, immune system. Helps cleanse blood. Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders and female problems. Powerful emotional balancer. Encourages altruistic nature and expression of feelings. Radiates divine unconditional LOVE. Clarity, modesty, courage, justice, wisdom. Peaceful and nurturing. Dispels negativity. Healing affinity will correspond to particular color stone.

Chakra(s): heart

LAPIS LAZULI – Strengthens skeletal system. Activates the thyroid gland. Releases tension and anxiety. Energizes throat Chakra. Augments strength, vitality, and virility. Facilitates opening of chakras. Mental clarity, illumination, amplifies thoughts. Aligns etheric, mental, and spiritual bodies. Enhances psychic abilities, communication withhigher self and Spirit Guides. Increases creative expression.

Chakra(s): throat, third eye

CITRINE (yellow) – A variety of quartz. Good for kidneys, colon, liver, gallbladder, digestive organs, & heart. Tissue regeneration. Detoxifies physical/emotional/mental bodies. Enhances body’s healing energy. Diminishes self-destructive tendencies. Raise self-esteem. Powerful alignment with Higher Self. Lightheartedness, cheerfulness, hope. Warming, energizing. Attracts abundance.

Chakra(s): crown, navel

CARNELIAN – Variety of chalcedony. Highly evolved mineral healer. Energizes blood. Aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Helps lower back problems, reproductive organs. Aids tissue regeneration. Vitalizes physical/emotional/mental bodies. Encourages prosperity, opening and curiuosity. Aligns physical/etheric bodies. Attunement with inner self. Facilitates concentration. Opens heart. Warming, social, joyous.

Chakra(s): sacral, navel, solar plexus, heart

 

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Lovestoned Gems presents The Ostara Collection

The Ostara Collection was inspired by 2014’s Spring Equinox!

“Ostara” is made with moonstone, jade, rose quartz, and unakite.

Moonstone

woman’s healing stone

provide feminine energy vibration

eases stress

crown chakra

manifest desires

Zodiac Signs: Cancer/Libra/Scorpio

Jade

fertility and childbirth

LOVE

harmony

peace and balance

heart chakra

Zodiac Signs: Libra/Aries/Gemini/Taurus

Unakite

healthy pregnancy

self-LOVE

third eye chakra/solar plexus

spiritual growth

intuition

Zodiac signs: Gemini/Libra/Scorpio

Rose Quartz

unconditional LOVE

healing

increase fertility

serenity

heart chakra

Zodiac Signs: Aries/Taurus/Libra

Refer to LovestonedGems home page for information on how to order! 😉

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