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Old 27-11-2016, 09:10 PM
DreamyMaryAlice DreamyMaryAlice is offline
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I have a pink beaded one that's a necklace, my daughter bought me, I tell them what's inside of it, mostly crystal stones
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:50 PM
PlatitudePluto PlatitudePluto is offline
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Some people are just ignorant and ask, probably not even realizing it's a cultural/religious thing. I keep mine at home, I don't think any friends ever asked what was in it. In high school when I still had friends, they were too obsessed with boys.
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Old 21-07-2017, 07:56 PM
GreyHawk58 GreyHawk58 is offline
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I have found that most people don't ask for specifics much anymore regarding mine. I carry several bags for different reasons and many are out of sight. Some are personal for mySelf, some are for Helping and/or Healing.
Often people may ask is that a Medicine Bag and when I answer in the affirmative that is usually all that they ask. For those who wish to know More...well sometimes I "ask" the contents ( in case there is a Need of some kind for the person asking) and my Spirit Guides..and proceed from there. If I am not "led" to explain or share in anyway I simply say that the contents are Personal to Me Alone.
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Old 25-07-2017, 05:54 AM
linnie linnie is offline
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Originally Posted by Crystal Ambassador
Regarding medicine bags, I know that their contents are very personal and symbolic to the owner of the bag. It's commonplace to not share the contents with others, neither through taking them out and showing them nor saying what's inside. Since I've begun to carry my medicine bag with me, and specifically wearing it over the shirt (it's a small necklace one, a couple inches or so but decorated), I've had a decent number of people - both familiar and stranger - asking me what's inside. My typical response is to say "some crystals", to help preserve the privacy of the contents, but I notice it both doesn't seem to often be enough and that I don't feel good about doing it. One or twice I've simply said that the contents were spiritual things from nature. It got me thinking about what others might say, so I wanted to ask: Of those of you who have a medicine bag, what do you tell people when they ask what's inside of it?
I've yet to make mine... I'll be working on it at a retreat with some beautiful wise women this weekend, as I'll be carving away at a flute block, too, and hopefully giving a kit flute its voice... so, the Medicine Bag will be made... I already have very special items, collected from some beautiful personal power places... this thread is inspiring me very much. Thank you all �� ❤️ ��
Happily wading through Life
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Old 23-08-2017, 05:06 PM
SpectateSwamp SpectateSwamp is offline
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Now I'm retired my medicine bag is with me all the time

For years when working I kept the stones in a safety deposit box.
Fearing fire and theft.
Now I am protecting them.
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