“Mistressing what matters, sparking little revolutions, relighting beacons, remembering what’s real… these things light me up..”
Discover the Essential Energies & Power Gems that will support you now,
so you can create more of what really matters to you.
Hello, I’m Sheridan (aka Doctor Jewels). Mistress of many things, master of none. Because I believe we need less ‘controlling’, less ‘mastering’ of things, and more flow. As the mistress of many things, whatever I’m doing is about connecting the dots between all the stuff that really matters.
Because I’m obsessed with what matters, I want to shine a light on the gifts you offer the world.
You’re ambitious, independent, passionate.
You love beautiful things and you’re not adverse to dressing up, even if much of your life seems to be spent in work-day pragmatism.
You value beauty (did I say that already? Can’t emphasise it enough) – even if sometimes you wonder if it’s a little bit vain to want to adorn yourself with the kind of beauty that makes your heart ache.
You also value wellbeing, and health and vitality.
And I’m sure you won’t be at all surprised to hear that the experience of beauty is a core component of wellbeing. Unlike all the discussion on which diet you should follow, what kind and how much exercise you should get – how you feel about beauty is indisputably real.
You sense you have a calling (even if it’s barely a whisper, it’s there). You want to feel on purpose, because you deep-down know you’re here to make a difference – to ‘be the change’. You know there’s a paradigm shift underway, and there’s no more ‘business as usual’.
You’re dedicated to being the best you can be. Maybe that means you’re a bit of a workaholic, and yep, a perfectionist. But that’s just a sign that you’re deeply committed to the journey of self-improvement, the alchemical art of transforming the dross into gold.
You aspire to a journey of self-evolution that’s not all hard work and grit. You’re sooo willing to do the work, but there should be tasty side dishes of delight, and even extended main courses of pleasure (despite the fact it often feels like there’s a pleasure famine in your life!).
Secretly you suspect you’re amazing. And you’re right! When you tap a clear line to your own extraordinary wisdom and guidance, there is no limit to how bright your light will shine or how far it will travel.
You want to live your big dreams with as much energy, love and joy as possible.
And I’m here to support you in this beautiful art of being yourself!
It's time to move away from trying to be everything & closer to who you really are.
I do what I do because I believe that when we come home to our selves we access a powerful intelligence and ease that has been lost in modern life. This is the paradigm shift from ‘ego’ to ‘eco’.*
When we’re at home in ourselves all our relationships change. New vistas open. Magic, mystery and wonder are restored to the world. And it’s this ancient yet entirely fresh reality that heals our hearts, our minds and the planet.
(*the Greek root of ‘eco’ actually means ‘home’).
For as long as I can remember I’ve been a mix of pragmatist and fantasist.
I grew up in outback Australia, where the skin of the earth is still visible. My practical desire to know how things work and fit together was nurtured by a country childhood with sheep and cattle; while my imagination wandered across the endless horizons. Thus, I discovered there was magic all around us, and it is this sense of wonder that I bring to my work.
Like most little girls, from the youngest age I loved dressing up (and I still love any opportunity to dress-up). I dreamed of wearing beautiful gowns and jewels that transported me to other worlds. So I followed my imagination into a career in jewellery – which fuelled my fascination for the art of glamouring. And the energy that is inherent in natural materials.
Jewellery, for me, is about accessing other forms of reality. To not have to live in the lacklustre and the ordinary.
Consider the alchemy that creates a gemstone, its colour forged in darkness under great pressure and heat, over millions of years. And yet the beauty that results is only revealed when it can reflect the light.
Consider the power of jewellery, through history and across time, to transform the wearer, to tap into some secret and innate energy that we barely know we have, and to manifest it in the world. So that every time we wear it we feel so much more ourselves.
For what is jewellery if not a call to pleasure, a call to appreciate our extraordinary selves?
As a jeweller, my work has been exhibited around the world and collected by major museums. I’ve designed built-in artwork for public spaces, and collaborated with some of Australia’s best fashion designers. Being an artist also led to international art residencies, and helped me pursue my wanderlust – from Barcelona to Kyoto, Birmingham to Marrakech, New York to Havana.
Along the way, at a time in my life when it felt like things were falling apart, I found astrology by accident, and became obsessed. I became obsessed because I was at a crossroads, and I wanted to know if there was something that made me special. And since I had really high hopes of what I would find, I’ll admit that initially I was a bit disappointed! But the symbolic system of astrology intrigued me … And over time I came to understand it was about what I chose to look at, and how it was interpreted.
The individual blueprint of the astrological birth chart fascinates me as a way to decode the mystery of who I am.
Now that’s what I do for others too.
My thirst to discover then impelled me to do a PhD (& become Doctor Jewels!). Yet even this only scratched the surface of something much larger and more mysterious than the intellect could ever access. I began to understand there is a deep intelligence within our bones, our blood, our cells, that the modern world had forgotten and that science is only now beginning to recognise.
Just as the stars reveal a much larger design for our lives, so there is an innate wisdom in the microcosm as well.
And we can only access it through developing the deep awareness that comes through living in our bodies (not in our thoughts).
So I started to combine everything:
~ jewellery, academic research, my fascination with astrology
~ my understanding of earth elementals and materials
~ my decades-long interest in feminine spirituality
~ plus a broadened understanding of wholistic well-being that sprang from working through my own health issues (and having the pluto-uranus conjunction in virgo – but that’s an astro-story for another time…)
Now I think of myself as a practical mystic.
With the insatiable curiousity and creative vision of an artist I collect and gather, re-purpose and re-assemble stories, symbols, ideas and information – to shape new worlds. Mistressing what matters, sparking little revolutions, relighting beacons, remembering what’s real… these things light me up.
Do you have a divine sense of what you’re creating in this lifetime? Maybe you just need a little help getting there?
If you’ve got this far – congrats for wading through all those words. I’d love for you to come over and visit my Field Notes blog where I like to explore the fringes between science and spirit (& this is a very broad subject*).
(*my curiosity covers animism, astrology, fashion, history, philosophy, psychology, etymology, linguistics, myth and anthropology, ecology, neuro-science, subtle energetics, alternative health, and just plain nosiness – if we meet I’m probably gonna ask you a lot of questions).