Since the beginning of time, people have adorned themselves.
More than mere decoration, it is a sacred act. An act of personal, cultural, and spiritual expression.
It’s intentional and vibrational.
An expression our values, our aesthetic, our deeply held faith.
To adorn, from the Latin root adornare, meaning ‘to add luster’, is to enliven, decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments.
And indeed, I think it is one of this earthly realm’s great pleasures, to add luster to and enliven ourselves + our surroundings with beauty.
Elevating the ordinary to the sacred. Simply through our attention + intention.
The image here is an ancient Minoan fresco from 1600 BCE and the first known depiction of prayer beads.