Proposals are frequently accompanied with a bent knee and a diamond ring. By accepting the ring, you release the bent knee into a jump for joy (and often relief) and accept the wedding ring to come. So what does the diamond symbolize?
The diamond is one of the more recent accomplices to the wedding band and interestingly enough, many people believed that a diamond held the power to reveal infidelity. This was one of the building blocks of the diamonds present-day success as a worldwide pre-wedding ring symbol.
There are some still today that believe the diamond to carry metaphysical (literally translated as beyond the physical) values and properties. These values are simply beliefs, which, in relation to you, only hold the value that you bestow upon it. Here are some of these beliefs; it is for you to decide what enhancement they could offer:
- One of the most obvious attributes is the quality of clarity within a diamond. The clarity of light in a diamond is said to stimulate clarity of light within the carrier or wearer. This can be translated to your ‘inner shine’.
- A diamond can stimulate a relationship with the primordial gut feeling, the intuition, within the wearer.
- The visual sparkle of a diamond assists in reminding us of the innate sparkle within ourselves.
- A diamond can also assist in de-cluttering a clouded mind.
- The sharpness and brightness of a beautiful diamond helps to energize someone who is experiencing depression, literally uplifting a depressed heart.
- It is advised to regularly clean your diamond under running water; this ensures the integrity of the diamonds clarity.
- Some ancient texts have been found to speak of diamonds as being used as a charm against bad dreams.
- Pregnant women were also advised not to wear diamonds.
- In days past, a diamond was said to provide protection to children.
In present times, the diamond ring is simply seen as an engagement ring, which then leads onto the wedding ring. Wedding Rings are ritualistically exchanged between the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony. Too often the wedding ring as been described as a symbol of a bind between husband and wife. The word ‘bind’ has a negative connotation, stimulating a feeling of clipped wings. And who wants their wings clipped? No honest human being. So let us set about shifting our understanding of the wedding ring. It could be as effortless as changing the description of the ‘binding’ to ‘unifying’.
Ahh… already the breath feels lighter
Embracing the idea of unity is an upgrade to seeing marriage as a binding mechanism. As we allow our understanding of unification to blossom, it allows the ideology of marriage and our relationship to feel lighter and let’s face it, more natural.
“Let us be united, not bound, by our beloved. Let us enhance each other’s wingspan. Releasing the heaviness of the binding chains, let us see ourselves and our partners as a unified force, able to skyrocket through life with a free gusto and zest.”