Can a Piece of Jewelry be used for Self Development?
At the center of the Lord of the Rings trilogy
the most successful trilogy and story of all time, there lays a Ring of Power,
a wizard's ring that was made in a unique way and that is inscribed with the
One ring to rule them all, one ring to find
them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
Can a piece of jewelry have the power and the ability to play a significant role
in our day to day existence or is this merely a literary motive and nothing more?
Jewelry Just for Beauty?
The majority of jewelry marketed today falls under the category of fashion and
beauty. We buy jewelry that appeals to us and that will make us feel that
we look good.
There is another type of jewelry that has developed greatly over the past few
years - jewelry that has attributes based on the Kabbalah, Symbolism and the world of mysticism.
People buy jewelry with special attributes in order to strengthen themselves
and give them powers. Others purchase such jewelry for good luck or good
Jewelry as the key to the strength inside of us
The artist David Weitzman has an interested view:
“The strength of the jewelry lays in the use that the wearer puts
it to. Just Recently, I was exposed to a great example for that when an
Italian couple visited me at my studio. They showed me a film of an interview
with Roberto Saviano, an Italian author who was forced into hiding after he
wrote a book against the Italian Mafia.
In the interview Roberto showed the Ring of Courage that I had created,
and explained that it serves as a constant reminder to himself of who he really
is. The ring gives him courage by being a constant reminder to his selection
to be courageous.
David goes on to say:
“My jewelries are the keys meant to help people reach self fulfillment,
abundance, mental balance and happiness. When I give somebody a piece
of my jewelry, my goal is to give them freedom from the illusion of troublsome
thoughts, to help them achieve physical balance and to give them the ability
to look clearly at reality.
Positive focusing, Positive Psychology, NLP and Guided Imagery
David’s approach combines a powerful trend in human thought that ascribes
our happiness and our wealth to the way in which we think. Positive psychology
is one of the newest branches of psychology and has been in existence for less
than 10 years. Positive psychology suggests that positive focusing brings
far reaching, positive results that are more effective than those achieved through
A good example would be when therapy diverts the discussion from the examination
of a problem to a discussion on goals and the vision of whom we really want
to be. In parallel with the development of positive psychology, a variety
of therapies and treatments have evolved that implement the ideas behind positive
psychology. These include individual and group coaching, guided imagery,
NLP, the ideas contained in “The Secret” and many other ideas.
These ideas are all very successful in the advancement of the individual towards
a happier and fuller life.
Jewelry as a means for positive focusing
David Weitzman explains:
“When we wear something, we become aware of some underlying idea.
Every time we look in the mirror or at the ring on our finger, that idea comes
to the forefront. If an individual wears the ring “I love therefore I am”, they are
making for themselves and the world a statement that can bring about wonderful
and amazing changes in their feelings. The statement becomes a pattern
and the pattern becomes the way of being. When our being is “I love
therefore I am”, our behavior and, as a result, the behavior of the world
towards us will be personified by love."
The next time you choose a piece of jewelry for yourself, try to choose a piece
that signifies something special for you and that strengthens you. A piece
of jewelry is not just a thing of beauty, but something that will be with you
day and night, week after week and year after year. Try to become one
with the jewelry and turn it into a tool that shows you the true power that
you have within.