Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Jelsema.
Hi Jasmine, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Namaste, I am Jasmine! I feel called to inspire minds, nourish spirits, and enrich souls. My heart has led this life’s journey to become an usui & crystal reiki master healer/teacher, yogi, crystal enthusiast, and creative. In 2012, I relocated from Michigan to Washington to pursue adventure and an education in alternative medicine at The Evergreen State College.
I feel encompassed with so much gratitude to be able to share my passion of self-healing. When energy shifts and we become more aligned in mind, body, and soul, we feel more balanced and in touch with our authentic and purest self. It is in this magical space, at this frequency, that our manifesting holds the greatest power.
Nature is in constant motion, flowing with seasons and cycles that coincide with our body’s natural rhythms. Life flourishes when the elements of air, water, fire, and earth are balanced.
Energy healing has always been fascinating and meaningful to my heart.
I am deeply grateful to be given the opportunity to help others heal. It’s my passion to spread love & encourage self-healing through crystals, reiki, and art.
Each unique piece that I create is handmade with love, positive intention, and good vibrations.
Mother nature is what holds and inspires me.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It certainly has not been a smooth road, but I believe it is possible to walk steady on an uneven path. Some of the struggles, I am thankful are now lessons learned. Others, I am still working through. When first starting, the biggest obstacle I faced was pricing and valuing my time. The desire for someone to buy my art was influencing how much I thought my time and labor was worth. Another struggle I experienced was comparison. I would see how successful some businesses were and would want to be just like them. I had to eliminate the thought in my head that in order to create a flourishing shop, I would have to do exactly what someone else was doing. It is a constant challenge to stay true to what I believe and make decisions that are in line with the values I hold when envisioning the future of my work. Especially when there are so many ideas & art projects flowing through my psyche. It pays off to maintain the drive to pick one dream, follow through. niche down and go all in. The continuous struggle is balancing my energy and staying consistent. I am still trying to figure out how to time manage. Being a mom, healer, artist, and friend, maintaining a clean home, holding self-care as a top priority, and having a social life has been a whirlwind of constant learning. I am here for the struggles! They are what make us strong. A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a reiki healer and creative that specializes mainly in crystal jewelry and resin work. The passion I hold for art has lead my heart to make everything from dream-catchers, paint palettes, clothes, painting, collage (the list goes on-I love custom projects). My energetic creativity is ever-flowing and changing. It is easy to say that I am most known for my earrings, they have always been the hot-seller item. There are a few styles that I continue to offer, but every other design is completely unique one-of-a-kind. I am really proud of the fact that currently, 8 shops are selling my art. What makes me even more proud, is that the shops are located in both Washington and Michigan! Dreams of traveling and creating are continuously flooding my mind. The concept of energy-charged crystals is what sets me apart from others. Each piece I create is infused with reiki and positive intention.
What matters most to you?
What matters most to me is that people deeply understand how powerful and amazing they truly are. We all hold an innate ability to intuitively heal ourselves and the collective consciousness. We can embody our authentic and purest self when we inspire our minds, nourish our spirits and enrich our souls. If we can heal and honor our journey, we can strengthen our ability to manifest the life we desire.
- Website: jasmineapothecary.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/jasmine.apothecary
- Facebook: facebook.com/jasmine.apothecary
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/j_apothecary
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JasmineJelsema
- Other: tiktok.com/jasmineapothecary