R 950.00 ZAR
'EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING' charm ● 925 solid sterling silver ● glass enamel ● grace, optimism, revelation, transformation, compassion, clarity. This wise saying refers to two symbolic aspects of a cloud : its positive qualities as an instrument to epiphany, and the suggestion of ‘cloudiness’ –something that hides visibility, creating confusion, sadness or depression- we talk about the ‘single cloud in a perfect day’ or ‘to be under a cloud.’ The two sides of the cloud charm express this cloud duality.
In many mythologies and religions , divinity manifests itself visible in a cloud of light to deliver some message or revelation – and it is from this origin , and the duality of a cloud’s positive-negative nature that we get the saying ‘Every Cloud has a silver lining’- a metaphor for optimism in adversity. In Chinese esoteric belief, clouds are central symbols: spiritual transformation happens metaphorically ‘within a cloud’.
A cloud is also commonly a symbol for a wellspring of fertility in the form of rain: by analogy a symbol of good works, positive life force and compassion –it revives and protects all living things.
Every Cloud has Silver Lining charm invites clarity of mind; to keep your-self open to the life lesson usually found hiding behind adversity and tough times. Physically it tells us that better days are ahead. Spiritually it is a moment of grace when we can see that metaphoric silver lining in the midst of our hardship and we are in a sense spiritually transformed by it. JL
size: 16,6 x 18,3mm (LxB) see photos for body scale.(Chain not supplied,recommend Med.chain).Sculpted front and back.
Enamels are traditional handcrafted ,high fired glass and vary slightly on each charm.