Announcement There is an endless net of threads throughout the universe... At every crossing of the threads there is an individual. And every individual is a crystal bead. And every crystal bead reflects Not only the light from every other crystal in the net But also every other reflection Throughout the entire universe.- Anne Adams
There is an endless net of threads throughout the universe... At every crossing of the threads there is an individual. And every individual is a crystal bead. And every crystal bead reflects Not only the light from every other crystal in the net But also every other reflection Throughout the entire universe.- Anne Adams
r on Jul 22, 2016
I've never had more issues with a purchase on etsy. Despite the promise of a product being shipped 24 hours after payment, my payment was accepted, my item was not shipped until about a week later after I contacted the shop owner. She was very kind and explained that it was an accident and shipped it the next day. When my package finally arrived, I was so excited. But when I opened it, the SCOBY was not only smaller than I imagined, but it was also in about three pieces. I hope it still works in my tea. Maybe this is my fault for purchasing something like this online, or the fault of whoever handled the package. So anyone reading this, be ware. If you can buy something like this in person-do it. Don't do it online. It wasn't worth the money spent.
Bardo responded on Jul 22, 2016
I shipped this scoby (which was in fact 4" diameter as advertised) right away. It was broken up a little- but that's not uncommon to happen and definitely does not disrupt is production. Not to mention the cost to her was nothing more than a $1.50 plus shipping? How can you say "beware" or that it wasn't worth the $? It will produce years worth of kombucha if you just do as the instructions say. This is like someone who pays $1 for a bag of seeds and says my gosh I was expecting a tree. Totally unfair.
The truth gets kind of weird or uncomfortable for people sometimes. I could choose to be deceptive about it and say that my influence of my art was inspired by a godly golden ray of light (and that might be true depending on how you see it). I could even care about the judgement I may risk receiving. The dynamic of my life now is to embrace the dark, all the while finding the balance in vulnerability and compassion. I'm learning to stand 'in between' the contrast (bardo). This teaching has been the greatest of moderation and proportion that growing up in America initially made me blind to.
My life started out for me in a gloomy fashion. Since I could remember, I have always seen and been around things that have an unpleasant theme surrounding it. Never did I believe it could exemplify itself... By the time I turned 25, the darkest period of time began.. my awareness of the bigger picture was asleep during that time. I was confused about the choices I made up to that point. It was literally an embryonic point of the creative process finally maturing. There was a choice to proceed with this growing energy or to dismantle it. The reality of the situation flipped my life upside down. First felt disempowered by the victimization.. soon to realize that is all an illusion.. now.
I felt unstable and so afraid of that unknown, overcome by the POWERFUL energy sitting inside. I realized I was not ready and the grief carried on in the blank space of what could've been will be in your place. Parts of this creative period of time birthed these pieces of art that tend to help form themselves. Stars are born following a collapse, as they were. They come to life from another time and place just as we all do. An implosion of sorts, as I fell into myself with the creation of life in an alternate fashion I could make manifest. My art is not for any reason other than my soul said so.
At this point in time, I choose to live keeping in touch with the darker things, as well as the beautiful love & light infusion interconnecting us. It's important that others can be allowed to feel uncomfortable at times and learn how to push past the 'boundaries' or belief infrastructures controlling the day to day. Most of all, it's about learning to see. Becoming the observer of what comes in, from all dimensions, energies and space.
We must let each other off the hook and have compassion towards ourselves and others. The productive & destructive choices show the cycle of choice to keep our deeper selves peeling, reconnecting, reestablishing, destroying, & sharing. May we live our own truths - and allow others theirs - without needing one to be truer than the other.
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