It All Began With A Spiritual Awakening
Welcome to my story all about how Innovated Visions Jewelry was created. Let's start from the beginning. My name is Sarah Williams. I live in beautiful upstate NY, with my amazing daughter, and 4 cats. I have lived here basically all of my life. I had two amazing parents that raised me the best they could. I was a horrible child. I'm going to be honest. I used to be very defiant, uncontrollable, and always felt different from everyone around me. Let's just say, that I was the black sheep of the family. At the young age of 13 years old, I was diagnosed with a bunch of different mental illnesses. I was labelled as bipolar, borderline characteristic disorder, depressed, suicidal, and I was told that I had a chemical imbalance in my system that could only be fixed with medications. I was placed on a bunch of different medications and I felt like a lab rat. I hated how the medications made me feel. And when one didn't work, the doctor's would put me on something else. This went on for basically my entire childhood. I am very grateful that I had two parents that were amazing and helped me through it all.
About The People Who Raised Me
I was born to Robin and Patricia Babcock. My parents were two of the hardest working people I have ever known. My father was a janitor at a local college, and my mother did a bunch of different jobs from cleaning, to working with mentally handicapped people. She loved working with and helping people. My parents had gone through a very traumatic motorcycle accident when they were only 18. My father loved riding motorcycles. One day while they were riding along, they were struck by a drunk driver who ran a stop sign. My mother went over the truck, while my poor father went under the truck. My mother had a lot of damage to her neck, back, and shoulders. My father was in a coma for about a week. He suffered from a crushed ankle, his femur was broken in three places, broken ribs, broken hip, and had major brain damage. If he wasn't wearing a helmet, he would have been dead.
Growing Up With A Father That Had Brain Damage
The brain damage that my father suffered from, made it impossible for him to feel any kind of emotions. As a daddy's girl, this was hard for me to understand. My mother told us at a very young age about the accident and the damage that it had caused my father. She explained to us that we had to teach my father how to love us. I also have an older brother named Josh. Looking back now, I realize that I, in a sense, became my father. I was extremely apathetic. I didn't care about anyone or anything. Except animals. I have always loved animals. Which told me that I was able to feel love, I just didn't want to. I had no love for myself and I never thought I was good enough. My parents were incredible people. They just didn't know how to handle me. I can't say that I blame them.
How Innovated Visions Jewelry Was Created
My company used to be called Trinity's Playground. I named it after my amazing daughter. I honestly didn't have a clue what I was doing. I literally just had a vision and started putting all the pieces together. I didn't even know how to wire wrap jewelry, and honestly I didn't even like jewelry. Isn't it ironic? The one thing I did know about, was crystals. My mother taught me at a young age about crystals and how we can use them as powerful tools to learn how to heal ourselves. My mother was also a healer, a shaman, hypnotherapist, counselor, and energy worker. Back before any of that stuff was even really talked about. She was a powerful empath and cycle breaker. I am beyond blessed that I had her as a role model. Even though we didn't get along, I learned everything I know from her.
My First Experience With Crystals
My mother passed away at the young age of 44. I was only 21 when she passed. She had a neck surgery, came home, and died three days later. I came home from work and found her dead. My father basically died the same day. With his brain damage, he didn't know how to live without her. He began drinking heavily, and was up to two bottles of whiskey a day. He eventually killed himself three years after my mom passed. I also found him dead. So let's just say, I have experienced some major trauma in my life. I was a mess before they passed, so you can only imagine what I was like afterwards. I got my first very first amethyst necklace a few years after they passed. I was filled with negativity, anger, resentment, fear, and basically a lost soul. That amethyst crystal was the best healing tool. It was dark purple when I first got it, as time went on it got lighter and lighter in color. This was before I knew about clearing and cleaning crystals. It literally shattered on my chest. It was actually absorbing all of the negative energy that was in me. I was in shock. So, I purchased another one. It also shattered on my chest without being touched by anything else. This was such a powerful experience for me and when I learned how crystals could actually help us heal. If you want to learn more about the different properties of crystals, head over to my crystal blogs to learn more. This will help you figure out which crystal is best for your specific healing needs. Here are just a few of my favorites, feel free to check them all out.
My Spititual Awakening
In 2018 my whole life changed. I spent most of my childhood numbing myself with alcohol and drugs. It was just easier for me to live a normal life when I was numb. I spent 15 years addicted to narcotics. I know now that a bunch of different experiences lead to my spiritual awakening. I was at the lowest point in my life. I had lost basically everything, and at the same time I decided to take myself off all of the medications. I had a whole pill case that was filled with different prescriptions. I think that this combination forced me into the beginning of my awakening. I felt the change, I went through the dark night of the soul. It was terrifying, confusing, and I thought I was going crazy. I had a thirst for knowledge and started researching everything I could find about spiritual awakenings and emapths. This is also when I had the vision of creating my company. I saw it in my head that I was going to create a company using crystals and wire to help others learn how to heal themselves. I found my true purpose in life. If you are currently going through a spiritual awakening and would like to learn more about it, I created a blog just for you. Spiritual Enlightenment
My Journey As An Empath
After learning all about empaths, I knew that I created Innovated Visions Jewelry to help other empaths learn how to deal with everyday life. Not sure what an empath is? Here is a blog all about empaths. Feel free to head over there now and check it out. All About Empaths. I also learned how to navigate my journey to inner work. I learned all about shadow work, how to do it, and how we all need that part of us. This is when I began my healing journey. Healing all of my childhood trauma, learning to embrace my innerchild, and learning all about narcissists. All of my partners were either narcissists or emotionally unavailable. This was because of my lack of self love. We attract what we feel like we deserve. I did not love myself. I hated myself. Never feeling like I was good enough. Always settling for anyone who showed me any kind of attention. And because of that, I experienced even more trauma. But as I got older and wiser, I started learning different tools to help me learn how to love myself. I used crystals, different meditation tools, daily affirmations, mantras, setting healthy boundaries, and eventually rewired my brain. Today, I can honestly say that I have never loved myself more. This is also a part of how Innovated Visions Jewelry was created. I also started a private FaceBook group dedicated to helping other empaths. I wanted to create a safe place for us to find each other, help each other learn by asking questions, and a place where I could share my knowledge to help other empaths learn how to become an empowered empath. If you are an empath and would like to join, here is the link. Just make sure you answer the questions so we can accept you. Enlightened Empaths Illuminate
How I Learned To Wire Wrap Jewelry
As I said earlier, I had a vision but I didn't have a clue how to bring that vision to life. At first I just started to create small pieces using different crystals. I did watch a few tutorials on how to wire wrap. I just continued to teach myself and started to acquire more crystals and wire. I started on Ebay, then went to Etsy. But as I learned both of these platforms were already saturated with wire wrapped jewelry. That is when I decided to create my own website. Which was called Trinity's Plaground. Which was not a very descriptive name, explaining what I did. After much deliberation, I changed the name to Innovated Visions Jewelry. I named it this because what I do is innovative and I began to have visions of designs before I even created them. Spirit works through me. Before wire wrapping jewelry, I didn't think that I had an artistic bone in my body. I guess I was wrong. With each new piece my visions became more clear and more complex. That is when I started learning that I could literally create anything out of wire. I absolutely love crafting something incredible out of simple wire and crystals.
Becoming A Reiki Master
You might think that just working with crystals was enough for my jewelry. But I decided that I needed to some how add another layer of protection to them. I started learning about reiki, the benefits, and how distant reiki worked. I was attuned as a reiki master in 2019. I found someone who joined my Facebook group who was already an attuned master and she attuned me. If you have never heard of reiki before, here is a quick definition from google.
What is the meaning of Reiki Healing?
The word Reiki means "mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign". It comes from
the Japanese words "Rei," meaning universal, and "Ki," meaning life energy. Reiki is a type of healing energy. According to practitioners, energy can be stagnant in the body, where there has been physical injury or even emotional pain. If you would like to learn even more about reiki, here is an article that might be interesting to you. What Is Reiki?
I also wrote a blog post that talks about Understanding Reiki Distance Healing.
This Is What Makes My Wire Wrapped Jewelry So Special
The jewelry I create has so many different layers of healing to it. You are not going to find any other jewelry that can even compare. Starting with the natural healing energy of the crystals, adding wire to amplify these natural properties, then adding another layer of Reiki healing energy, and finishing it off with my own special design. All of my creations include powerful symbols that are designed to protect and awaken your soul. If you would like to learn more about these special symbols, feel free to checkout this blog that I created all about Empath Protection Symbols.
It's Not Just About Selling Jewelry, It's A Whole Healing Package
I didn't just create Innovated Visions Jewelry to sell jewelry. I created this company to help others learn how to heal themselves, all while providing protection, positive energy, and different tools, tips, and tricks on how to live your best life. It's a whole healing package. Each week I send out four different emails that all include these powerful tips and tricks. If you haven't subscribed to my newsletter yet, I advise you to do so now. These are the different tools that I used to heal myself and I want to be able to share them with you. Simply click the pop up and join now. Thank you for taking the time to read all about my journey and how Innovated Visions Jewelry was create. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, feel free to reach out to me. I am here to help. Head over to my Contact Me Page to see how you can get in touch with me today.