|Tombstone Gem Saloon Necklace $99.00|
This is one of my latest creations in my Western Badge Series. Anybody know what this was for? It's a Token from the Gem Saloon in Tombstone Arizona. Not a typical historical badge, like the rest of my necklaces so far, but a Token from a saloon in Tombstone that is "Good for One Night"! Concerned that I would include a Bordello Coin in my Heroes of the West? Actually, I am very passionate about including it.
My Artistic Brand is Montana Belle. I am named after and inspired by a Notorious Outlaw Woman of the West, Belle Starr. (More on her in another Blog)
I find it inspiring that these women came out here, and did what they could to survive in this rough harsh frontier territory. . Sometimes, you may feel, it is a rough harsh frontier territory where you live right now. I know it is for me, with our changing world and unstable times.
I see this coin as our shadow side, you know the parts in all of us, that we may not be so proud of or like so much. It's parts of me that aren't so great, but helped me get through a difficult time in my life.
(I'm thinking Cheetos right now! They're not good for you, not healthy, but...) Any way you know what I mean. But the shadow sides are part of us too. We can't just be all good and perfect parts?
I say let's Embrace our shadow sides.
Carl Jung speaks of Embracing our Shadow Side; those thoughts, fears and behaviors that hide in the corners of our minds. He taught that by shining Light on them, we move from Fear to Love.
And that's where I want to live.
In the Light of Love.