Blue Mind / Blue Marble
Rock stars, presidents, kids, scientists, artists, explorers, eco-celebrities, teachers, business leaders...even the Dalai Lama and the Pope have received plain blue marbles to remind them of the importance of clean water on the planet.
Our Water Jewel Goes Furtherl:
We have added our unique twist to the plain blue marble by offering a simple piece of jewelry that makes an iconic artistic statement out of the basic blue glass orb. Handcrafted in the U.S. by artisan, Jillian Sauers. The silver wire-wrapped glass marbles symbolize our interconnection to each other and the our personal connection with the waters of the world. Just think... one drop of water returned to the ocean washes back on many shores. We agree. We are pleased to offer Jillian’s marble jewels in a silk cord that can also hang from a neck chain, be used on key chains, suspended in a window, used in a dream catcher, or hung in many other visible places. Let the sun shine through your blue marble. This is what light looks like under the sea. The radiance of that beautiful blue illumination penetrates consciousness and sustains a Blue Mind.
WHAT IS A BLUE MIND?
The Blue Marble project was started by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and neuro-conservation researcher. He found that a brain-change occurred whenever people looked at water, thought about water, or immersed themselves in water. The brain immediately activates a calming response to the entire body and all sensory functions became super-receptive. Finally, science is documenting what shamans, priests, mystics, and spiritual healers have known for millennia. Water is the most powerful change-agent on earth, and since we are 80% water, we respond to that power throughout our minds and bodies. The chemistry in the brain that washes through us when we feel love or pleasure is the same chemical cocktail we experience when we connect with water even in small doses. Dr. Nichols calls this sensory state, the “Blue Mind.” Why not create a way to keep humans “in love with water,” he asked, as any scientist would. The Blue Marble project was the answer.
Recognizing the dismal condition of the waters of the world, he theorized that if people learned to pay attention to water and think of water with great love, they would grow to care deeply about saving the waters of the world. Soon he was handing a blue marble to every person he came in contact with and whenever he gave talks and presentations about the oceans, each attendee would get a blue marble. The idea of passing blue marbles out to millions of people is a simple reminder that has become a worldwide practice of sharing water consciousness.
PROFITS SUPPORT CLEAN OCEANS WORLDWIDE
When you purchase this pendant, you are supporting the future of clean, healthy oceans and the presence of those who are making it happen right now.
"I love my necklace. People always ask me about it, and I get to school them about water-love."
– Misty L., Bremerton, WA
"I have mine hanging in my car. I love seeing the transparent blue that calms me in gnarly commute traffic."
– Jonas S., Palo Alto, CA
"I sent two of these pendants to my sisters in The Netherlands. They told their friends. Maybe you got orders from others?"
– Margrita N., Netherlands
(note: The Spirit of Water received many orders from there, and appreciates the support for a well-deserved project." )
"You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop."
“You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.
– Alan Watts
“Blue Mind is a calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment. It is inspired by water and elements associated with water, from the color blue to the words we use to describe the sensations associated with immersion. It takes advantage of neurological connections formed over millennia, many such brain patterns and preferences being discovered only now thanks to innovative scientists and cutting-edge technology.
– Excerpt From “Blue Mind” By Dr. Wallace J. Nichols