In Homer’s Illiad, Hypnos lives on a dream-like island in cave that was surround by flowers. These flowers are described as soporific flowers, or flowers that cause sleepiness. I think I felt like this was a lovely way to think of my depression. Instead of some dark and ugly thing I don’t want to face, I can look at it as a cave I hide away in and sleep in surrounded by flowers until I am ready to emerge. I don’t like the pervasive language that depression is bad. No, making people feel bad about their depression is bad. Stay alight and do your best in that moment, in that day, in that week. Even if it’s getting out of bed. That is enough.
This strand is finished with a sterling silver lotus and poppy pod charm. It is 38" in length.
Amethyst is thought to calm and sooth the mind and emotions. In this way, amethyst is also thought to be a sleep aid.
Black Spinel is thought to ward against negativity and ground the wearer. It is also thought to assist with negative thoughts and sadness.
Black Onyx is most often associated with protection and strength. It is also thought to help relieve anxiety and assist with deep sleep.
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