Thursday, June 16, 2011

Finding Balance

I made another Yin and Yang pendant from the PMC 3.  Yin and Yang represents balance to me and the idea that opposites are necessary to create balance.  My sister and I always say that she is one and I am the other in the Yin and Yang idea.  I think I'm the Yang.  I "googled" the meaning of Yin and Yang to refresh my memory and this is what I found: 

"This Simbol(Yin-Yang) represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents "everything", while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (black) and "yang" (white), which cause everything to happen. They are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other.
While "yin" would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, "yang" would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen: just as things expand and contract, and temperature changes from hot to cold."

That means I am not always the "Yang"....that I am sometimes the "Yin" but that we are in constant state of change and interaction that creates balance in our relationship.  Thank goodness we are not both one at the same time.  God knows what he is doing!  

I love to use positive symbols like this in my jewelry art.  I love to wear things that convey positive messages and remind me throughout the day of their positive lessons.  


This Yin and Yang necklace is available in my Etsy store "Thoughtfully Adorned" right here!

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