An extraordinary teacher, named Raven Keyes, came into my life last summer. Raven is a Reiki Master Teacher, Lightworker and all around Healer. After my first Reiki session with her, I was so moved by what I experienced that I decided to take the training to become a practitioner myself. Reiki has brought so many wonderful elements into my life, but most of all Raven.
So, I was quite surprised, and very touched when she asked me to create a spider pendant for her beloved husband. I said “Yes!” immediately — and then proceeded to panic. I’ve never carved a spider before and the thought of creating those delicate, spindly legs sent me into a tailspin.
Raven knew of my concern and finally just said to me, “You really need to stop worrying! The spider will look exactly as it’s meant to look and I know it will be finished at the perfect time!”
I made a deal with the universe: I would show up at my bench and Spirit had to work through me to make this happen.
I took photos along the way to document its creation:
Taking out the weight in the back
The Spider Pendant, in sterling silver
This spider piece took around 8- 10 hours to complete, and I learned so much in the process. Enough that I asked Raven if I could make a copy of it just to keep for myself. It’s a wonderful reminder of how exciting it is to discover that you can do something you didn’t know you could.
If you are looking for a Reiki practioner, or interested in taking the training yourself, I can’t recommend Raven highly enough! www.RavenKeyes.com