Sì Sono (being.) translating to “I AM” in the Italian language.
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Meet our featured artist of the week: Francesca Heinz-Marino, founder of the Sì Sono. “Sì Sono is an eco-brand based off Bali island. The line includes hand-crafted manifestation beads and bamboo utensil sets. The lava stones are ethically sourced from the abundant volcanoes surrounding the island... known to hold sacred energy. The bamboo utensils were created to raise awareness for our plastic epidemic and provide an easy solution for take-out meals. Live consciously and make an impact in the world with the gift of Sì Sono.”
As a unique and innovative thinker, it is no surprise that Francesca descends from a long lineage or artists. Creativity flows through her veins, marked by the precedent set by her ancestors. When the Community Consciousness Team asked her about why she creates, she thoughtfully stated, “I create for peace of mind, for stillness, for mediation. It is my way of communicating without having to speak words.” Communicating without words..how powerful and thought-provoking is that?
She practices what she preaches, living a plant-based diet and an all-around holistic lifestyle, actively striving to live a respectful and mindful lifestyle where she maintains a high regard for other living beings that cohabitate our planet. Service illuminates itself through and through with this creator as she talks about how healing plays a role in what she feels her purpose is. “My purpose is to inspire healing on this Earth & within the people who walk it. I am not a healer, each individual is their own healer. I simply hold the space in order to allow that transformation to unfold.”
As far as the future goes, Francesca encourages people to prioritize not only their health, but the health of our home here on Earth. She radiates a caring energy that unabashedly dares you to holistically care for yourself --physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually whether it be our government or our health practitioners. She may not consider herself a healer, but she certainly cultivates an environment in which you become inspired to heal yourself driven by your own autonomy.
To close, let us end with one more quote from our lovely artist: “ It is in our moral duty as stewardess’s of this earth and the vessels we have been given to respect it with love & care. I want my children, my grandchildren, and on to live abundantly ~ and it will take all of us rising up together to make that possible.”
Written by Community Consciousness Team Member: Sabine Wilson