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



What inspires you?  What makes you come alive, and fills you with overwhelming joy & excitement?

Knowing what inspires you is the key to finding magic and joy in every experience…it is the key to creating a joy filled life.

I ask myself these questions on a regular basis, and I often find my source of inspiration to be time in nature….taking hikes, walking on the beach gathering stones and driftwood, or even just sitting in my sacred garden watching the birds play and chatter.

It is time in nature that brings my spirit to life, refuels my creativity and offers the clarity I need for every situation present in my life.  It opens my heart creating a deep sense of peace and an ability to honor and trust the process of life.

So today, I invite you to ask your self these questions…

What inspires me?  How can I make time every day…even just for a moment to step into the place of inspiration?

Shine Brightly!

Lori A Andrus



Little Moments of Inspiration…

1.  When you arrive at your destination and step out of your car…pause and bring your gaze to the sun…let it’s warmth (even on the coldest of days) fill your heart.


2.  Take a bath rather than a shower, adding your favorite essential oil to the water (orange, grapefruit, bergamot, or geranium are great winter choices)


3.  Spend a little time in your backyard or in a woods…notice what the trees and other plants reveal when naked without their leaves.


4.  Turn on your favorite music…dance, laugh, cry…or even have the little tantrum that’s been simmering.