A Honu World
The Dream of an 11-Year-Old
I knew I wanted to work in glass since I was 11 years old. I had gone to the county fair and my father gave me the gigantic sum of 20 dollars and the instruction that we would all meet back, at the first booth on the row, the glass sculpture booth. This is exactly where he found me four hours later, with the 20 dollars still in hand, watching wide-eyed as the artist was turning molten rods into unicorns, swans, and fairies.
Years later I lived with a collective of artists of glass, music, fashion, painting and dance and we all shared our talents freely.
Soon I was making hand-blown miniature aromatherapy bottles pendants and learning to practice healing with natural oils and energy.
Becoming a Shaman and Healer
I did not know it at the time, but I was being prepared for my other calling in this life, becoming a healer and shaman.
At the end of my training, I experienced “a dark night of the soul”. This is where a shaman in training faces his or her darkness. It was really lonely.
My teacher, Snake Woman, said, “One day, Amy, you will awaken the wolf within you and you will know what to do”.
I received my name and my life's purpose that night.
Sea Turtle Rescue
I spend every day that I can at the beach protecting turtles. I volunteer for Hawaii Wildlife Fund as an outreach educator and basically teach about turtles all day long, and keeping people from getting too close.
I also camp at sea turtle nests, protecting hatchlings from predators, and I have built fences and cleaned beaches and sometimes the sea floor as well. I love protecting these creatures, it truly is a calling for me.
My Life's Work
Today I blend all my passions: My art, healing and sea turtle rescuing by sharing healing stories with each Honu.
These Honu are crafted with intention, they each tell a story, and I choose gemstones to compliment that energy.
These turtles are ambassadors of all the ocean energy and they become more than a piece of jewelry they become more like helpful friends that are part of your support system of health and growth in to the amazing person that swims wild inside of you.
Mahalo: Deepest respect and gratitude,
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