DO YOU FIND YOUR GIFT or DOES IT FIND YOU?

words + photography courtesy MAGGIE MOORE
portrait photography by JANE BERGER

Maggie Moore, visionary healer.
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IT ALL STARTED WITH A LUCID DREAM.

I saw myself making jewelry in a little cabin in the woods in Maine. Funny thing is that I had no experience as a jeweler and wasn’t even living in New England at the time.

The year was 2006 and I was sitting in a circle of fellow artisans and healers in Maryland, eyes closed and listening to a manifestation teacher lead us through a visualization to help us create the life we always wanted.

I wasn’t thriving as an artist after four years at a prestigious art school and a decade of working for other artisans on my quest to find my passion. Trying my hand at every craft, singing for bands at night in hopes of landing an agent, and doing a bang-up job at avoiding the intuitive hits I would get throughout my days.

You see, growing up I had visions.

Connected to a force that some call God and others might refer to as Source, it was the one relationship where I felt safe and secure. My childhood wasn’t tragic, but it was filled with tiny wounds that were hard for an empathic child who knew she was here to do something important and not sure how.

Attuning my energy and becoming a certified Reiki practitioner a few years prior to taking the manifestation class only made me more vulnerable to the outside forces around me. I was not grounded in my life or confident in my gifts.

I moved to Maine.

The truth is that I forgot about the “jeweler dream” when I moved later that year. It wasn’t until I had started taking a few jewelry classes that I even considered I might be onto something. I was seeing energy clients, teaching healing movement classes and starting to explore a life as a jeweler about a year later.

As if on autopilot, I discovered my love for crafting beautiful talismans and bespoke custom jewelry pieces for others. It filled me up and gave me purpose. Desiring to make this a living, it took time away from energy work and just about anything else. I was driven by the desire to have my name become a brand and that brand to become financial stability.

Casting my one-of-a kind-pieces into collections allowed me to make multiples of the same design and sell to galleries and clients across the country. My desire for each piece to be special tugged on my soul, but I had an urgent need to become the provider.

When I had just turned 40, my first husband, Greg Bokor, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away six months later.

There was no time to think about how to fill each piece with my Reiki energy or where my passion for sacred personal jewelry could fit in. I was filling orders and focusing on new designs to delight my customers and, honestly, to survive.

I found a home to start over and heal.

Buying my beautiful farmhouse on the water in mid-coast Maine became, and remains to this day, my refuge. It isn’t a cabin in the woods, but it is pretty darn close. I needed to start over. There was a shadow of my old life that hung over me and was hard to shake free.

My jewelry studio was cramped and busy at first. My life was chaotic and ungrounded to a point. When I would sit in my booth at a craft show, I would find myself quite restless. This was not how I wanted to make an impact on the world. I had lost touch with my spirit.

Yet the visions and intuitive hits never stopped. I had some incredible moments with energy healing clients through the years. A hospice nurse and I even gave Greg a Reiki treatment hours before his death and I could actually see him above his body. Keeping all of these experiences close to my heart, I could sense that spirit was no longer interested in being ignored.

The synergetic magic began to happen.

I met my person, Daniel Moore, five years ago. I am happily remarried to the absolute love of my life and bonus mom to two glorious girls. They changed everything for me.

The shift in my home life made the schedule of a craftsperson very difficult. There was now a tug of war between time at shows and time with my family. But that was just the surface of the issue. I was now in a stable loving partnership where I could shed my provider shield and ask my dearest Daniel for time to explore my deepest passion.

I was ready to return to my sacred talisman making and energy healing. And found a way to blend them into one incredible Divine Combination.

Over the past two years I have finally come full circle to fulfill my purpose, celebrate my life and validate the beauty from my lucid dream of becoming a jeweler in Maine all those years ago.

My days are filled with working with clients across the globe, creating special one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that fill them up at a time when we all need support in the biggest ways. Through incredible tools like Zoom, I have been able to connect to clients as far as Hong Kong and Egypt and as close as just down the block.

There are no limitations to what we create together. My energy work is long distance, so healing happens wherever my clients reside. There is no limit to the pieces we can design together in the celebration of their lives, the traumas they push through, the lives lost that they cherish and the talismans that remind them of who they came here to be.

There is an undeniable healing force that lives in the very bedrock upon which I step every day. You might feel a special connection to Maine from where you are reading this article right now. Your own vision of Maine might be what keeps you grounded in these deeply troubling times.

Maybe we will meet on this rocky coast or deep in the woods here in Maine. I have a good feeling our paths will cross sometime soon.

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In this moving and inspirational video, Maggie Moore talks about her visionary healing practice.

Editor's note: Just watching it will make you feel better.

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