Passion, Power, Purpose

I believe that at some level each of us desires to live our lives with passion, power and purpose.  Those 3 little words really hold a charge and with them a desire to step up and bring every facet of our lives into alignment with our own passion and purpose.

One of my many passions is stones.

It’s one that I have been exploring and embracing for as long as I can remember.  But it wasn’t until I committed to creating gemstone jewelry that I began to feel the power of their transformation.

For the past several months I have been taking time to connect with each of the unique stone types in my collection…to photograph it, listen to its message, and then share that message.  It’s been powerful.  I have learned so much and this little journey has transformed how I work with stones.

My most recent study has been pyrite.  This heavy little stone packs quite the punch.  When I wear it I feel like my internal battery is charged.  I’m focused, on task and I flow from one activity to the next with minimal distraction…it’s like a cure for my creative spirit that often feels a bit add.

Not only does it keep me focused, but it seems to be a master manifestor.  Yes, I did actually say that.  Pyrite is a master manifestor.  Every time I place this stone on my wrist I become clear about my wants, desires and dreams…and not only that…my experience of life is coming into alignment with those desires.  It is incredibly refreshing.

I’m loving this stone and I am so excited to share the latest addition to the Journey Jewels collections:  Passion, Power, & Purpose bracelets….Shop Now


Passion, Power & Purpose Quotes

“To be blessed with visions is not enough…we must live them.”  – High Eagle

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”  – Marshall Ferdinand Foch

“If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the amount of things you can accomplish.”  – Marian Anderson

“‘What will they think of me?’ must be put aside for bliss.”  – Joseph Campbell

“To explore what it would mean to live fully, sensually alive and passionately on purpose, I have to drop my preconceived ideas of who and what I am.”  – Dawna Markova


5th Chakra – Throat Chakra

Wow…this past week has been incredible…full moon, warmer weather, more sunlight, and even a bit of fresh, fast melting snow.  Yes, I have offically been hit with spring fever!

With all of the changes happening outside, I am finding my self changing as well.  Over the past 5 weeks, as I have been sending out my newsletters focusing on each of the chakras, I too have been digging deep, connecting with, and exploring that particular chakra.

Then…enters my time of preparation for the throat chakra…and…I lost my voice.  For about 7 days the only words I expressed were a near whisper.  Frustrating yes, but when I finally got past how angry I was about being sick and this time of forced silence I had an opportunity to really listen to my heart and my own inner voice…the one without words, the one that speaks only the language of my soul…the language of love.  What I heard, and what I am honoring, is a calling to share my voice in new ways.

I am filled with excitement about what is to come, and I am so excited to share this with you!  Watch your mailbox this week Tuesday…

Much love,
Lori A Andrus

5th Chakra – Throat Chakra

…the color blue, is located at the center of your throat.  It is responsible for all aspects of communication and expression….from honoring all of your truths to the expression of your creative spirit.

Affirmation:  With love and clarity I express my truth.

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Original Art in Oil on Canvas
©2011 Lori A Andrus

5th Chakra Stones

4th Chakra Stones

Amazonite …Vibrant & Soothing, Amazonite is sure to rejuevenate your spirit by aligning your spirit with your truth in all areas of your life.
Aquamarine …is a stone of self reflection and clear communication.  It embraces us as we delve into the infinite depths of our souls with clear vision and explore all of the beauty and magic within.
Blue Quartz …creates the feeling of being renewed and refreshed.  It washes away and cleanses all that no longer serve us.  Its watery bly color nourishes our Divine seeds…Just as the spring rain awakens the plants that have gone still through the winter, it reawakens our sense of inspiration.
Kiwi Quartz …brings balance to your emotions by empowering you with courage and creating the clarity needed to express your inner knowing.

I LOVE to Dance

It’s not secret…I love to dance!  On most days…you can find me dancing around my studio while creating, dreaming, and visioning.  Dancing opens my heart.  It allows me a method of expressing and honoring emotions, fears, and celebrations.  It creates a flow of energy that melds into creative expression….that melds into art…I love it!

Toni Bergins & Lori Andrus at Midwest Yoga ConferenceNearly two years ago I had an opportunity to meet Toni Bergins founder of JourneyDance™…I instantly fell in love with the JourneyDance™ process…I could feel my heart open, expand, and simply release all of the emotion bound in my body.  I found myself diving deep into my subconscious and allowing all that lives there to flow and be expressed.

Today, I’m thrilled to share with you one of Toni’s most recent videos…created by Cleveland Groove.  And I am thrilled to point out that Toni is wearing her Journey Jewels necklace and earrings!  Her necklace, also a prayer mala, “Journey of Infinite Love” is available at

Enjoy…& Dance in Celebration!

Creative Edge…

Lori Andrus in Sedona“If we are going to learn to soar, we have to know ourselves as well as we know our craft.”
– Dewitt Jones

I just love this quote!  And this past week I took some time to do just that.  I traveled to sunny Arizona where I stepped off the beaten path to not only explore the Arizona landscape, but explore my own landscape.

It was wonderful…

I hiked, paused to watch the sunset, spent time with old friends, made new friends, and even took time to sit upon a red rock and enjoy the scenery while playing my flute for hours.

For me, sacred escapes such as this are essential to recharging my creative spirit…the deeper I know me…the further I am able to push my creative boundaries.

Each of us has a creative edge to push regardless of whether or not we acknowledge ourselves as creative.

“If creativity is falling in love with the world, then in every act I have the potential for doing something creative, my life can be my art. ”  -Dewitt Jones Lori & Amethyst

I invite you to take a moment today and “fall in love with the world.”

Shine Brightly!

Lori A Andrus


2nd Chakra – Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Original Art in Oil on Canvas ©Lori A Andrus 2011

…the color orange and located just below the navel, it is connected with all forms of creativity…from the creation of life to creative expression.
Body Parts:  ovaries, testes, prostate, spleen, uterus, bladder

Affirmation:  Knowing my authentic rhythm, I courageously express my creative spirit.

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Stones for the Sacral Chakra Root Chakra Stones

Carnelian ignites your inner fire and creative spirit.  It brings a deep sense of peace and connection with the Divine, the true source of inspiration.  This breathes life into concepts and ideas while also supporting you in taking action.

Huayruro Seed …These playful red seeds are believed to promote health and bring good luck.  They are a reminder that as we plant the seeds of our dreams, nourish them, and allow them time to grow…our dreams, just as seeds, flourish.

Red Aventurine … reminds us of our innate Creative Nature by awakening the Sacral Chakra…the center of fertility and creativity.  Red Aventurine teaches us to recognize and honor the ways in which we already creatively express ourselves, and then to push our own boundaries with that expression.