Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining charm

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'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 adversityIn 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.