Today is day 2 of the Submissive Advent Calendar. If you missed yesterday's post you can go back to that now, or rewind all the way to the beginning. You can also read the introduction post.
There are moments in our life where we can lose sight of why we are submitting, or we can't grasp that warm glow of submission like we used to. When that happens we need to revitalize that spark and find a way to reclaim that feeling of joy and happiness in submission. During these busy weeks ahead it will be easy to lose sight of who we are and start to fade from your chosen place.
Today we are going to make something that will help remind us of our peace and grace through these next few crazy weeks of gift wrapping, family, friends and frazzled nerves.
Create a Submissive Token
A token is a charm that is serving as a visible or tangible representation of something abstract, in this case your submission. This token can be anything you want it to be but for the sake of this activity try to make something new that you can pin on your clothing or wear in some way throughout the holiday season. Good ideas are beaded safety pins or bracelets. You might already have all the materials around the house.
Whatever you choose, wearing something that you can see every time you look at yourself should trigger a reminder of your submissive place, that happy head space that you wish to keep strong and vibrant this month. You may choose to say your submissive mantra, a slave's rosary, or even the couplet that you choose in yesterday's activity whenever you see it on your person.
How to Make a Beaded Safety Pin
- 10-14 small safety pins
- 1 large safety pin
- seed beads
- needle-nose pliers (optional)
- flat head screwdriver (optional)
Depending on the pattern you choose, you will usually need between 10 and 14 small safety pins. Open a safety pin, and slip the seed beads onto it. Once all beads are in place, close the safety pin. You may want to use the needle-nose pliers to pinch the end of the safety pin so it will not pop open later. Repeat this step until all the safety pins are beaded.
Now you are ready to put all the beaded pins onto a larger safety pin. Open the large safety pin (the size you need will be stated in the pattern). Use the flat-head screwdriver to slightly pry apart the coils at the end of the large pin.
Slip the loop of the first beaded safety pin onto the large one. Pull it down to the loop at the base of the large pin. Pull it around the loop and up the back-side of the pin. Repeat this for each beaded safety pin.
Once all your beaded safety pins are on your larger pin, use the pliers and squeeze the loop to close it. You can now pin your new safety pin jewelry onto your shirt, hat, shoelaces, etc.
Did you make a submissive token? What does it look like? How do you think it will help you throughout the month as you go about your holiday plans? Did you choose a saying or phrase to say to yourself when you see it?