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"BE A RIVER, NOT A DAM"--a wise friend

Properties:  *Grounding *Nurturing *Calming *Energizing *Acceptance *Protection

Materials:  10mm matte rounds of Riverstone and White African Opal Jasper with gunmetal Hematite rondelle centers and spacers.

Description:  A friend of ours was trying to share a saying that her husband often says, "Be a River, not a Dam", but she got it backwards and said, "Be a Dam, not a River."  Not only was it a funny moment, but it has now become one our favorite sayings.  Hours could be spent philosophically contemplating the meaning and difference between those two sentences.  But at the end of the day, one thing is clear - change is inevitable and choosing to be a river or a dam in any particular moment can often determine how well we ride the waves of life.

The Go with the Flow Bracelet is designed for just that purpose - to assist in going with the flow of this fast-moving thing called life.  When change is happening in our lives, it is easy to feel out of balance and ungrounded, and this trio of stones assists us in coming back to center so that we can see all of the possibilities and options to a situation and have the courage, energy and inspiration to embrace the change.

Riverstone is simply that - a stone from rivers, streams. and other moving bodies of water.  It is known as the "bones of Mother Earth", and it embodies the properties of the element of water that creates it-fluidity, vitality, and movement.  It is a high energy stone that invigorates and energizes the aura, encouraging the user to "go with the flow" of life and embrace positive change.  Riverstone works with the Root Chakra.  It is a great stone to work with when feeling sluggish or out of balance with your energy.  Its energy also works well with setting a specific intention.  It is thought to be an accelerator to positive change and is a "go to" when you wish to break out of a rut.

We have fallen in love with African Opal Jasper.  It is somewhat of a mystery, and many debate whether to call it Opal or Jasper.  However, we believe it is best characterized as part of the Jasper "Supreme Nurturer" family of stones.  It provides calm, soothing, and purifying energies that cultivate creativity, insight and inspiration.  It helps to see all sides to a situation and possibilities.  It is there in times of stress by bringing tranquility and wholeness while encouraging internal honesty and courage to tackle life's challenges.

Hematite is the grounding force in the stone world that connects us to Mother Earth.  Everyone can use a little Hematite in their life given its powerful grounding and balancing energy.  Hematite assists the user in feeling centered and calm.  its energy is intense, but also subtle.  It is also a very protective stone, assisting in protecting against harmful geopathic and electromagnetic energies.  It is also said to be a great detoxifying stone.  Hematite is one of our favorite stones to use, and something everyone should. have on hand for those moments when balance and grounding is needed.

Who this bracelet is good for: Anyone facing or needing a change in life; Anyone who needs to see all possibilities to take sound action forward.

****Disclaimer*****The information provided with regard to metaphysical properties and energy is intended merely for entertainment and recreational purposes. We offer no guarantee nor claim that crystals provide a benefit for everyone.  Simply put, some people never feel the effects or benefit of crystal energy.  None of this information is intended to provide medical information nor should crystals be used as a substitute for proper medical care.  If you have a medical or mental health condition, we strongly encourage you to seek proper medical and health care treatment from a licensed health care provider.

****Please note our bracelets are hand-made in small artisanal batches.  Each stone and bracelet is unique, and sizes and style may slightly vary based upon availability of materials. Small is approx. 6 1/2in.; Medium is approx. 7 1/2 in.; Large is approx. 8 in.  If a custom size is needed,  please order through the custom bracelet option at the bottom of the page.