Today we’d like to introduce you to Mir.
Hi Mir, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My story started from a place of healing, and it is rooted in gratitude. When I was younger, I was drawn to everything earth had given us: shells, sand dollars, rocks, fossils, crystals, anything really. I didn’t do much with them except collect them because when you’re a kid, you don’t question why you just do… and that’s what I did. I collected these creations and they are still sitting in my parents’ house in a memory box.
Fast forward, in my last semester before graduating university, I was a full-time student, a part-time intern for a boutique PR firm, board member of a student organization and working too early of shifts at a coffee shake spot. During this time, I was living with four other roommates and in a relationship that was ending. In short, I was too busy to realize I was overstressed and had fallen into deep depression. Before I knew it, I had hit rock bottom (emphasis on the rock bottom).
I was in a dark space for what felt like a really long time, so much so that I felt like I couldn’t go on any longer. Many months went by of trying to get and feel better. I emailed an old professor, a mentor to me and many others. She was a blessing and gave me the resources in returning to a place of gratitude. Then, I turned to the crystals that were sitting in my room and dove into research and development. I studied the spiritual, science and metaphysical studies of crystals and minerals and finally understood why I was being drawn to earth. I started creating crystal jewelry for myself to wear during my transition to evolving and as a reminder of my peace and progression.
This was the beginning of shedding the ego and shifting the mindset. I knew where I wanted to be and who I was, and I also knew I had to allow time for healing. I repeatedly told myself, everything is temporary, and where I am today, four weeks, four months, four years from now will feel and be different.
Over time, I continued creating crystal necklaces and ornaments for loved ones, who encouraged me to start my own business, and four years later, 2019 was the establishment of peace of mine. crystals. The first time I introduced my creations to the world was at a live art and poetry show, and since then I’ve launched my website and continue to have pop-ups in LA (when it’s safe, of course).
Today, I feel different and I am grateful, and my energy and intentions creating these crystal pieces is to serve as tools and resources to help the next person in navigating their way in life.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It’s definitely a rough road with lots of detours. I think anyone creating anything has moments of doubt and trial and error. For me, one of the main challenges, especially during COVID-19, is putting a lot of pressure on myself. And when there’s a lot of pressure, the creative juices sometimes come to a halt. And then there’s making sure that I’m happy with and that I’m present in what I’m making and that I’m manifesting what I had envisioned in the first place. When it gets to that point, I create space and walk away. Because I work with crystals, I don’t create when and where there is frustration or any negative energy.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am the creator and artist of peace of mine. crystals. I hand-wrap crystal jewelry and wall art with natural hemp thread. Peace of mine. crystals is a platform offering these hand-wrapped crystal pieces and essentials and connecting with the collective on matters of healing, growth, spiritual work and everyday life. I believe earth gifts us these rare and natural treasures that we can utilize as resources for healing and navigating life. And the intention and hope that I put into my pieces is to remind others that peace is within each of us- mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally… and no one can take that away.
Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
The most important lesson I’ve learned along my journey is being self-aware and then applying the awareness to be a better version of myself or until it just becomes second nature. For instance, we live in a time of technology and constantly checking our phones. So we’re always trying to be intentional with living in the moment, being present. But being intentional with little things like not being on our phone sounds so exhausting when we can truly just be so in the moment that we no longer have to be intentional with it. So then we’re just……. being, I don’t know if that sounds like it makes sense, but self-awareness is the foundation of growth.
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