May 09

Four Crystals for Empaths and Sensitive Souls

Being an empath is a beautiful gift and a spiritual superpower, although it might not always feel like it. An empath is somebody who is able to feel the emotions, the energy, and even the physical pain of others. They tend to have a heart of gold and a highly developed intuitive sense. This heightened level of sensitivity and perception can make an empath shine as a healer, a counselor, or in any helping profession. Literally feeling what others are experiencing can guide you in how to best assist them. Perhaps that’s why so many people are drawn to empaths! A challenge for empaths is to learn to distinguish which emotions, pains, and thoughts belong to others, and which are their own. Protection is key for empaths to help them avoid becoming overwhelmed and drained. It is also helpful for them to have skills and tools to release negative energy and emotions they may have picked up. As the cosmic and planetary energies continue to intensify, the need for empaths to practice good self-care becomes even more important. Thankfully, there are four powerful crystals that provide perfect support for empaths and sensitive souls.

 

1.  Sugilite

SugiliteSugilite is a godsend for sensitives who are on their spiritual path due to its ability to protect, purify, awaken, and ground. It can come in various shades of purple, and some specimens contain spots of black, grey, or white. Sugilite is a shielding stone that forms an impermeable bubble of protection around you. Its protective quality keeps you safe from intrusive or disharmonious energy, negative emotions, and lower thought-forms from others or from your environment. It can also block psychic attack and prevent entity attachment. Sugilite brings in the violet fame of purification and helps you to transmute and dispel negative energy, patterns, and karma that might be affecting you–whether it originates from others or from yourself. Perhaps this is why Sugilite is commonly recommended for sensitive souls, children, or starseeds who have difficulty adjusting to the negativity that is prevalent on the Earth plane.

 

Sugilite awakens the higher chakras and keeps your intuition sharply tuned, while also grounding and balancing you.   Since it boosts the intuition, it helps empaths to navigate their surroundings and to avoid negative situations and people. It can also help empaths who do healing or metaphysical work to enhance their healing and psychic gifts. The presence of manganese, iron, and lithium gives Sugilite a calming, balancing, and grounding quality that is especially helpful for empaths. Being grounded and centered makes it easier to be aware of your own energy and to detect when you are being affected by outside influences.

 

2.  Lapis Lazuli

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Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful blue stone with inclusions of Pyrite (fool’s gold) and Calcite. Prized by the ancient Egyptians and recognized by Edgar Cayce as the most beneficial stone for humanity, Lapis Lazuli assists with spiritual mastery, higher dimensional attunement, and auric maintenance. Lapis is a highly protective stone that seals, repairs, and strengthens your auric field, while also clearing any negativity that you might have picked up. The Pyrite inclusions ground, balance, and stabilize the entire auric field. Pyrite also blocks lower influences and energies. Some empaths experience energy drain due to a breach in their energy field, and Pyrite can help to replenish the depleted energy. The Calcite inclusions bring a pronounced clearing effect, helping to cleanse and purify the entire bio-system. Calcite also has an amplifying effect that energizes you and increases the power of Lapis Lazuli. For these reasons, Lapis Lazuli is one of the best, most complete protection and energy maintenance stones out there.

 

Lapis Lazuli is a stone of higher connection, wisdom, and truth that can expand your consciousness and tune you into higher levels of guidance.  It can help empaths to decipher and trust the subtle intuitive impressions they are getting, while empowering them to act upon the information appropriately. Since empaths can get bombarded by people who need help, Lapis Lazuli is a great choice for helping them to speak up and to set clear boundaries when necessary.

3.  Lepidolite

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A common complaint that empaths have is being anxious and overwhelmed, because they are like antennas that receive vast amounts of feelings and energies that surround them. Lepidolite is a beautiful antidote to the stress, anxiety, fear, and lower emotions from others that can inundate their fields and overwhelm them. Lepidolite is a beautiful stone that is normally in the pink, lavender, or purple spectrum and has a high lithium content. Crystals and stones containing lithium naturally emit a calming energy that can counteract feelings of panic, worry, anxiety, stress, anger, and other uncomfortable emotional states. It feels like a soothing balm that smooths out frazzled nerves and helps you to take a deep breath, relax, and let go. It effectively clears the major and minor chakras, as well as the meridians, of blocked energy, unhealthy emotions, and negative thoughts.

 

Lepidolite has a filtering effect. It helps you to tune out extraneous energies, feelings, and impressions that you don’t need to absorb. It is highly recommended for sensitive people, because it fortifies the emotional body and helps you to be less affected by drama or chaos that might enter into your sphere. It also encourages you to set your own space and to lovingly keep the door closed to energies that would throw you off center.

4.  Rainbow Fluorite

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Rainbow Fluorite is a multitasking powerhouse that can help empaths on all levels of the being.  Fluorite is one of the magical minerals that can be found in a wide range of colors: pink, magenta, white, purple, blue, green, yellow, red, and black. Rainbow Fluorite has multiple colors in one stone. This means that it is equipped to clear and balance multiple chakras simultaneously. Sacred geometry also plays an important role in the energy of Fluorite. Fluorite naturally forms in the shape of the cube and the octahedron. The cube helps to structure and organize energy, while grounding and protecting you. The octahedron resonates with balance, healing, and spiritual activation. For all of these reasons, Rainbow Fluorite is the stone that keeps your feet anchored to the Earth, all of your chakras open and clear, and your consciousness attuned to the higher dimensions of reality. This is essential for empaths, so that they stay centered, grounded, protected, and tuned-in.

 

Rainbow Fluorite really shines when applied to the higher chakras, because it heightens your psychic ability and intuition.  It also sharpens your mental body and can help empaths to understand and process the incoming spiritual information that they are receiving. Known as the IQ stone, it brings order, coherency, and clarity to your thoughts and senses. It has a profound clearing effect, getting rid of mental clutter and general psychic debris from other people that might otherwise lead to confusion.

 

Rainbow Fluorite has a powerful healing influence on the physical body. According to Melody, author of Love is in the Earth, Fluorite purifies, cleanses and eliminates that which is in disorder on a physical body level. Therefore it is a healing support for many diseases, such as colds, flu, infections, and even cancer. For empaths who pick up other people’s physical ailments and pains, Fluorite can help to release and heal them with greater ease and speed.

 

Rainbow Fluorite’s clearing, stabilizing, and protective qualities are also highly beneficial for the emotions and for the aura. It can help to clear emotions and blockages, to stabilize erratic feelings, and to bring you back into a state of emotional balance and calm. Rainbow Fluorite clears negativity from the auric field and protects against EMF’s, lower energies and thought-forms, psychic attack, and other undesirable energies.

 

Being an empath can rock–if you have the right rocks! Allow these four crystals to have your back, while you use your beautiful gifts to help heal people and the planet.

 

 

 

 

Apr 07

Four Crystals to Help with Ascension Symptoms

Have you been feeling out of sorts lately? Ascension symptoms are on the rise again as a result of increasingly intense energies. The good news is that we are integrating these higher frequencies as a mechanism for self-transformation. Doing so allows us to embody more of our soul essence and to activate more of our spiritual gifts.  However, it can sometimes be a lot for our bio-systems to assimilate–causing temporary, uncomfortable side effects. Ask yourself if you have experienced any of the following symptoms lately:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Aches & pains (especially in the joints, back, and in unusual places–such as the nose)
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Insomnia/sleep disturbances
  • Vivid, processing dreams
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety/feeling overwhelmed
  • Anger
  • Depression/sadness
  • Overly emotional/mood swings
  • Feeling disoriented and confused
  • Hot flashes

If some (or all) apply to you, you are in good company!  These are some of the most common ascension symptoms that my clients and friends have been reporting.  It is always advisable to seek medical advice from a qualified doctor  or holistic practitioner when you aren’t feeling normal, just to be on the safe side.  If you determine that there are no medical reasons for your symptoms, it is likely that you are simply going through a spiritual growth spurt. Luckily, it is temporary, and it is a sign that you are on the right track. And thankfully, there are four powerful crystals that can help you move through these symptoms with greater ease, speed, and grace.

1.  Auralite (or any type of Amethyst)

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Amethyst is a beautiful antidote to almost every ascension symptom due to its calming energy, clearing effect, and ability to raise your vibration and state of being. If you want to work with the most powerful form of Amethyst, I would suggest Auralite. Auralite is a rare form of Amethyst with Chevron Phantoms that is found in the Lake Superior area of Canada. It is estimated to be 1.2 billion years old. What makes it so special is what’s inside: an array of rich, plentiful mineral inclusions that give it the versatility to treat a wide range of energetic, emotional, and physical issues. The minerals present as inclusions have been studied by optical crystallography and include the following: Lepidocrocite, Cacoxenite, Goethite, Pyrite, Bornite, Chalcopyrite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Uranopilite, Covellite, Sphalerite, Copper, Limonite, Pyrolusite, Adularia, Hematite, Epidote, Magnetite, Titanite, Rutile, Gersdorffite- Platinum series, and Tyrolite.  This is a crystal that forms a personal connection with you, and it will adjust and respond to the immediate needs you might have in your spiritual growth process. Auralite acts as a guiding force, helping to make whatever shifts are required to bring you to a higher level–whether its clearing blockages, manifesting resources, releasing old emotions, or shifting your beliefs and consciousness. I have personally witnessed the following effects in my work with Auralite: instant activation and balancing of all chakras, sudden insights, alignment with the higher self and soul plan, activation of the divine blueprint, and the strengthening of psychic abilities.

Auralite is especially equipped for alleviating ascension symptoms in the emotional and mental bodies, such as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, tension, depression, anger, and lower emotional states. It is also the best choice for headache relief and for clearing the energetic root causes of physical body symptoms. It brings in higher energies of peace and calm, and it helps you to unwind areas of constriction on all levels.

2.  Bloodstone

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Sometimes what you need most to overcome these ascension symptoms is to strengthen and support your physical body, energetic structure, and attitude. Bloodstone is a dark green form of chalcedony that normally contains spots or streaks of Red Jasper. Known as the stone of the spiritual warrior, it will keep you grounded, present, vital, protected, in your power, and responsive to any challenge that intense energies might bring up.  If you are feeling the effects of ascension symptoms mainly in your physical body, Bloodstone is a good choice for you. Bloodstone is a top level healing stone that detoxifies and fortifies many systems of the body. It can boost the immune, endocrine, reproductive, lymphatic, and circulatory systems. A stone of well-being and vitality, it strengthens the root chakra and physical energies. This gives it a rejuvenating quality that can support you through a health crisis and speed up the healing of any physical symptoms you are experiencing. Bloodstone is especially helpful if you are feeling fatigued, exhausted, and drained.

Bloodstone can also assist you on an energetic and emotional level with ascension symptoms.  It is known to help your bio-system integrate shifts in your energy field, especially surges of higher frequencies.  As your body is aligning to the new energy, Bloodstone can have a balancing effect that keeps anxiety and disorientation in check.  It can help to clear lower energy and emotional states that get stirred up in the process, such as anger, irritability, and fear. It calms and sharpens the mind, while helping to bring out a positive, encouraged attitude. During periods of spiritual growth, it is common to feel vulnerable and open.  Bloodstone keeps you protected from lower energies and outside influences, creating a safe space for your transformation process to unfold.

3.  Kunzite

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A lot of people are feeling anxious, worried, and overwhelmed as a result of the shifting energies. Anger, irritability, and mood swings are also prevalent, and it can be difficult to maintain your emotional balance.  Kunzite is a sweet, high vibration stone with a light pink color and a high lithium content. Crystals and stones containing lithium naturally emit a calming energy that can counteract feelings of panic, worry, anxiety, stress, and anger. Kunzite balances your mood, while delivering loving, peaceful vibrations from the higher realms through its striated structure.  A striated stone is one that has parallel grooves recessed down the length of the stone. The striations in Kunzite act as amplifying channels or pathways for higher frequencies to enter your bio-energetic field for clearing and activation. Kunzite can help to clear depression, old emotional wounds, trust issues, and other patterns that block the full expression of the heart.  It brings you more fully into your heart, perfectly positioning you to move into greater alignment with the higher realms and ascension.

Kunzite also encourages appropriate boundary setting and provides energetic protection. This helps you to stay centered in your own energy and to be less affected by other people and your environment.  If you are experiencing aches, pains, and stiffness in your body (especially in the joints), Kunzite can help to soothe and clear these ascension symptoms.

4.  Sodalite

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Sodalite is a beautiful stone that has deep to light blue color rays and areas of white Calcite.  It is ideal to assist with ascension symptoms related to mental, spiritual, or emotional imbalances. Sodalite stimulates the mental body and brings order and organization to energy, thoughts, and words.  This makes it especially helpful in counteracting feelings of confusion or disorientation that can occur due to shifting energies. Sodalite can help to clear old, rigid thought patterns that would block your ability to comprehend things in a newer and truer way. It can help to open your mind, while shifting your mental body into greater alignment with higher truth. Sodalite also sharpens your psychic vision and intuition, so that you can see situations from multiple levels of reality and draw accurate conclusions. It awakens the third eye chakra and expands your spiritual awareness. During a spiritual growth spurt, this expanded perspective can help you to understand and process your karmic lessons so that you can move forward with ease and grace.

Sodalite also has a peaceful and relaxing quality to it. It can calm and unwind uncomfortable emotional states, such as fear, stress, anxiety, guilt, and anger. Sodalite can also help to relax a revved up mind so that you can more easily move into a calm, meditative state.  Since it slows down excessive mental activity, it is great for alleviating the prevalent ascension symptom of insomnia. If you are experiencing hot flashes or heat waves, Sodalite has a cooling effect that can bring your system back into a balanced, comfortable state.

No matter which ascension symptoms you are experiencing, these four powerful stones will have you covered! Keep them nearby, and allow them to help you power through this phase of your evolutionary process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 13

Top Nine Reasons to Work with Calcite in March–and Beyond!

calciteI am somebody who always pays close attention to my dreams. I know that my soul and subconscious mind can use dreams as a vehicle to bypass my waking consciousness and deliver important messages. This is especially true during powerful energetic windows, such as the one we are currently in. March brings us two eclipses and an equinox, which can accelerate our spiritual growth process and draw a lot to the surface for healing. Last week, I had a powerful healing dream.  I was on a surgical table, and higher beings were performing a major surgery on my heart chakra. I felt vivid sensations in my body, and also a great sense of peace. I knew it was an upgrade, and I was very grateful. One of the beings kept telling me repeatedly, “Remember Adrienne, work with Calcite to support the repatterining of your heart. Don’t forget this when you wake up.” I woke up in the middle of the dream and looked at my clock.  It was exactly 5:55 AM, and I felt sharp, pulsing pains to the right of my heart chakra!  I put my hand there and asked for the pain to go away, which it did instantly.  I got up and pulled out my beautiful Calcite stones, and have had them nearby ever since.  I think this message is not just for me, but for all of us. Working with Calcite right now can help us with healing and clearing, and with integrating the accelerating energies of March and beyond.

Calcite is a beautiful, high vibration mineral that comes in different shapes and in almost every color–making it a highly versatile healing stone. You can find a Calcite to match every chakra color ray: black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and clear. They have a soft, shiny appearance and an interesting, waxy texture. They can range in translucence from crystal clear to opaque. Here are the top nine reasons why Calcite is my number one stone suggestion for these powerful times:

 

  1. Calcite can be used to clear, balance, and activate all of your chakras. Clear Calcite can be used to bring any chakra into a state of perfect clarity and functioning, or you can match the color of the Calcite to the color ray of each chakra. Maintaining your chakra system is vital during intense energetic periods.
  2. Calcite is an energy amplifier. During periods of heightened cosmic energy, your body can experience ascension symptoms and fatigue. Calcite can give your body the boost it needs to move through it.
  3. Calcite has a soothing and stabilizing effect on the emotions. This is especially helpful when the planetary energies are accelerating and bringing issues to the surface. Calcite will help to alleviate any stress and fear, centering and balancing you so that you can calmly face situations and move forward appropriately.
  4. Calcite can sharpen the mind and amplify your powers of manifestation. Eclipses and equinoxes are perfect times for focusing on what you want to create or experience next. Calcite sharpens your mental body, making your thoughts crystal clear. It also acts as an amplifier of energy and thought-forms, making it the perfect mechanism for placing your order into the Universe for accelerated manifestation results.
  5. Calcite can link the emotional and mental bodies, increasing emotional intelligence and heart-based living. This is the way of the higher dimensions, and right now we can make a quantum leap in transforming our personal realities into a more loving and holistic expression.
  6. Calcite accelerates your spiritual growth and psychic development. The veils are always thinner when we are in an eclipse or equinox window.  Working with Calcite at this time can help you to tap into higher dimensional realms and to integrate new light codes that are available now.  It can help you upgrade your spiritual gifts, taking them to a new level.
  7. Calcite can support the physical body in eliminating toxins, boosting the immune system, and decalcifying the pineal gland. Your body may need extra support right now as it attempts to release from a deep level and align with the light.  Calcite will help your physical vehicle shift with more ease and grace.
  8. Calcite can help you to reestablish your higher blueprint of perfection.  Calcite is known to help you remember  your original state of perfection–before disease, trauma, or negative patterns developed. It helps to guide your body, mind, emotions, and spirit back into wholeness.  Now is the time for this work!
  9. Calcite can clear your home environment or work space. The equinox ushers in springtime, and It’s time to do a little spring cleaning!  Placing Calcite in your home, office, or any place you spend time in regularly will help to purify, refresh, and uplift the energy.

So march forward into the new normal this month with Calcite!  It will put some spring in your step, while bringing lots of light into every aspect of your being.

 

 

 

 

Jan 09

Crystal Divination: What Does 2016 Hold in Store for You?

What wonderful things are you going to create in 2016? Does this year hold an energetic pattern or trend that will guide your experiences? After consulting my crystal ball, I was guided to create this fun crystal divination game. It gives you an energetic forecast of the new year and insight into the inner workings of your soul. Here’s how to play:

Call in your higher self and move your consciousness into your heart. Take a few deep breaths, and then look a the photo below. Which crystal are you most instinctively drawn to? Try not to analyze or think about it too much. Instead, allow in your higher guidance. Tune into your intuition, and feel out which one is calling to you the most. Once you have your number, look below the photo to access your mini crystal reading for 2016. (Having a hard time choosing just one? Try to narrow it down if you can. But go ahead and read the messages of any others you like, because they might also apply to you.) Enjoy, and remember that you always have the power to make your life beautiful!

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1. Apophyllite: Integrating Higher-Self Aspects and Merging Timelines. Your energy is like this beautiful Apophyllite–very pure, high, coherent, and connected to the higher realms. This is because you are an advanced, multi-faceted soul who has spent many lifetimes refining your energy and gaining experience and wisdom. This Apophyllite crystal you have chosen has a big clue written right on it that symbolizes what you will experience in 2016. See the big pink Y across the bottom of the crystal? It represents a merging or an integration process (two lines coming together to make one). You are now ready to physically embody more of the totality of your oversoul. During the first part of 2016, be ready to receive a series of major soul downloads. They are designed to activate latent talents and metaphysical abilities, while also bringing in higher-perspective information and solutions. You will begin to integrate the higher aspects of your soul matrix that are most helpful and relevant to your current lessons and your true mission. For example, let’s say that your highest calling in this lifetime is to be a healer. You might begin to integrate and remember the specific techniques of an ancient healing modality that you mastered in other lifetimes. Or perhaps you will start to naturally channel a new and unique array of healing energies that your soul can access. It will be important for you to honor your body and to pay attention to its signals during this integration process. To make room for more of your higher self to merge with you, you might experience a clearing process and ascension symptoms (such as headaches and other pains, digestive issues, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, increased sensitivity, waves of anxiety or depression, the surfacing of old emotions, etc.) It will pass, and when it does you will be clearer and more attuned than ever. Choosing this Apophyllite crystal also points to another fascinating potential for you, which relates to merging with an alternate reality or timeline. What if there are multiple versions of you living out every possible path and option in different threads of reality, known as timelines? What if there is a timeline, not too far-removed from where you are now, in which you are having a better experience? Is there a way to fold yourself into that version of reality–to align your current vibration so completely with it that the two timelines merge into one? Your soul knows exactly how to do this; and believe it or not, you have done it before! You have the potential this year to partner with your soul in order to consciously merge your current reality with a new, happier, more triumphant timeline. Your imagination is actually a mechanism for viewing these alternate timelines, so daydreaming about the life you want to experience is a good place to start. Your higher self will fill you in on the rest of the process, if you listen. As you enter this year of integration and merging, remember this higher truth: You are already one with all that is. When you can consistently hold this truth in your heart and consciousness, your life experience will mirror it in awe-inspiring and magical ways. And everything will literally come together.

2. Sphalerite and Stellar Beam Calcite: Cutting through Illusions–Receiving Clear Visions and Becoming an Agent of Change. “The truth is stranger than fiction.” We find ourselves in a perplexing reality that can sometimes feel like navigating through a hall of mirrors. Distorted reflections of the truth are proliferated through societal institutions, such as the media, the internet, religions, and governments. Even taking an honest look at yourself and your personal reality can be a challenge when the larger belief systems are clouding the lens of your vision. The good news is that the higher truth is always right beneath the illusions, available to you when you bravely reach for it. You are an old soul who is a bright and curious spiritual seeker. You have had incarnations in which you studied in the great mystery schools and were at the cutting edge of esoteric thought. In those lifetimes, you achieved a high level of consciousness and grasped many advanced spiritual concepts. Your soul’s quest to fully understand this reality has also inspired you to diversify your resume of incarnations, ensuring that you experienced multiple cultures, vocations, and levels of privilege. You can draw upon everything you have learned to serve you now. During this pivotal time in cosmic history, we are in the midst of a grand upshift and dismantling process on both personal and planetary levels. Many of the old systems and ways of being were built upon a shaky foundation, like a house of cards destined to fall. From one perspective, those at the top who benefit from the status quo are trying to keep it together with scotch tape and slick marketing. But you aren’t buying it! You have an amazing ability to see or to feel your way through complex situations, because you have developed a keen sense of discernment through your soul’s experiences. Your gifts of perception and deeper insight will be especially useful this year in helping yourself and others to see through layers of distortion, illusion, and misinformation. And most importantly, you can help to illuminate how it is all a part of the bigger plan. It serves the divine purpose of bringing us back into a higher state of love and unity. Part of your mission is to be an agent of change–to help create a map that leads to us back to wholeness and to higher dimensional living. We are all being asked to step up and make necessary changes right now, so start with yourself. Go within, and ask to be shown where you are out of alignment and if you are deceiving yourself in any way. Are you staying in relationships, jobs, and roles that you know deep down are not right for you? Are you being honest with yourself about your feelings, desires, and life circumstances? Make any necessary course corrections early in 2016 to bring yourself into greater integrity. This will result in a huge expansion of your spiritual gifts and level of understanding this year. Many people will be naturally attracted to you, because you are increasing your capacity to help others through the mazes they have created in their lives. You could easily become very successful in the fields of life coaching, counseling, or healing. You have the ability to help people one on one in private sessions, or you could even create programs, workshops, and books to reach the masses. Also, you will start applying your skills to see through bigger picture illusions. For example, you might start tuning into the higher truth behind complex questions like these: What is really driving the conflict in the Middle East? Why does everything appear to be so polarized in politics? Is the world actually being run by lizard beings from behind the scenes? Which spiritual teachers and leaders are really tuned in and telling us the truth? You have the potential to really go down the rabbit hole and get to the bottom of things. And the higher insights that you share might be just what the world needs to wake up.

3. Starseed Quartz (Dow Master Formation): Embracing and Sharing Your Galactic Nature to Help Upshift the Planet. Do you ever feel like the entire earth might as well be a foreign country to you? Perhaps it is because your soul journey did not originate here, but on another planet instead. It is no accident that Starseed Quartz spoke to you. Even though it might not be evident in the photo, this crystal is covered with strange etchings on alternate faces. Some of them are geometric, and others look like comets and cosmic morse code. They represent light codes and information of an extraterrestrial origin that imprinted upon and manifested inside this earthly vessel. Choosing this crystal indicates that you have likely had several incarnations in other star systems. Tune in for just a moment, and see if you naturally feel a resonance or connection with any of these ET races: Pleiadians, Sirians, Arcturians, Andromedans, Alpha Centaurians, Lyrans, Vegans, Orions, the Essassani, Cassiopeians, Avians, and Felines. This is just a small sampling of possible races that you have been a part of in this vast universe. Because of this, you naturally have otherworldly, metaphysical talents and a unique level of brilliance that can help you shine in many professions and roles. Your advanced and adventurous soul heard the call of Gaia, and you were drawn to incarnate here at this time to share your gifts, consciousness, and vibration in planetary service. You function much like this crystal you have chosen. Your other-planetary experiences and energetic signatures as a starseed are etched into your soul matrix, and what you carry has value for Earth during this transformative time. This crystal is also a rare Dow Master Quartz, which means that it has alternating triangular and seven-sided faces. Its physical formation embodies symmetry and perfection, and it is a crystal that is capable of receiving, containing, and projecting the information that has been programmed into it. In an nutshell, your higher calling is to hold, amplify, and radiate your unique stellar frequencies and codes, so that they are anchored into the earth grids and made available to help upshift the planet and all sentient beings here. No pressure–you do this quite naturally by just being you and being here. However, if you want to be a rock star, you have the opportunity to more consciously step into this role and to share it in even bigger ways this year. If you haven’t already begun, a good place to start is with meditation. First, form a clear and protected connection with your higher self. Then ask to be in touch with your own galactic aspects and starseed lifetimes, especially those that are relevant to your current mission. Allow your higher self to give you information in whatever forms you can most easily perceive it. Perhaps you will get visual information, such as images of other planets, beings, or symbols. If you are clairaudient, you might even hear words or language from another world. You might feel cosmic vibrations of activation or just get a direct knowing or download of information. Be sure to ask what to do with whatever comes to you. Maybe the symbols that you saw, the language that you heard, or the energies that you felt are meant to be shared. Perhaps they can help to activate, heal, balance, or recalibrate certain places or groups of people. You might feel compelled to do this work alone, or perhaps you are destined to stand in front of large audiences and share your gifts. Allow your masterful higher self to be your guiding star.

4. Opal: Going Within–Exploring and Actualizing the Magic of the Subtle Realms. There’s a rainbow inside your mind! Gazing at this enchanting opal is like having a third eye awakening experience. Perhaps at first glance, you notice splashes of surprising color combinations swirling together in pleasing harmonics. If you allow your consciousness to dive into a particular color band, you can get lost in the subtle variations of shade, brightness, density, glassiness, and glitter. As you slip deeper into a trance, coherent images pop out to greet you: a dolphin, an iridescent heart, a sunset, faces. It’s like a shamanic journey or a work of art in a stone! Choosing it indicates that you are naturally tuned into the subtle levels of reality. This is an ability you gained through lifetimes you spent as a shaman, priest/priestess, holy person, artist, and/or creative person. This year, you will follow your inner inspirations and allow them to take shape as magical journeys and colorful, expansive experiences. Your soul has put you on a fast track this year to raise your vibration in the most joyful and miraculous ways. It is already lining up for you magical synchronicities in the form of chance meetings, repetitive signs from the Universe, and new opportunities that seem to come out of nowhere. It is your job this year to pay attention, to interpret the data, and to follow the flow. This is actually a co-creative effort between you and your higher self, so be sure to do your part. During the first few months of 2016, make plenty of time to go within on a regular basis. Connect with your inner self in whatever way works best for you: meditation, shamanic journeying, writing, creating art, movement, listening to music, being in nature, etc. If old memories or emotions come up during your inner work, that’s great! Allow yourself to feel them, express them, move through them, and release them. Ask your higher self for any healing or breakthroughs in understanding you need to move on. You are just making space for the new. Also, make a conscious effort to daydream and to get in touch with ideas and inspirations that bring you joy and excitement. Approach it with playfulness, like the dolphin spirit that appears in this Opal. In doing so, you are surfing real potentials and exploring the limitless sea of possibilities. When you hold your focus on a vision you like, you are placing your order into the Universe for what you want to experience next. Don’t worry about how it will come about, that’s where the behind-the-scenes magic comes in. Your brilliant soul is connected with the entire energy matrix of the planet. Therefore, it can help to line everything up for you and bring you every resource you need. It can ensure that you meet all of the right people at the right time who have a piece of the puzzle for you. It can put the right professional, educational, or travel opportunities in front of your face, or compel you to go all to the way to other side of town to buy a lottery ticket that happens to be a winner. Your job is to tune into these subtle messages and inner promptings, to trust your gut feelings and intuitions, and to follow through with action. If you do this, you will find that your year will be filled with unbelievable stories, plot twists, breakthroughs, and adventures that will land you in an entirely new energetic and physical territory by 2017. Welcome to the magic of the 5th dimensional living!

5. Network (or Spider Web) Jasper Skull: Using Your Gifts to Heal and Recalibrate the Energetic Blueprints of People, Places, and Systems.  Reality is an intricate, energetic web through which all things are connected. It consists of layers of interlocking systems–grids within grids held together by sacred geometry–on both a micro and a macro level. You are a brilliant soul who, on a higher level, is an adept in the fields of sacred science and mathematics. You have a special ability to tune into the unseen templates that underlie reality. Everything is vibration, and all vibrations have patterns. Your higher self exists beyond the confines of 3-D and knows exactly how to view the wiring beneath the board, to see the detailed energetic grid-work that holds matter into form. Your soul can sense exactly where distortion or disharmony exists in many kinds of biological matrixes: physical body systems and organs, emotional and mental bodies, auric fields, chakras, and other subtle layers of the energetic system. It also has the ability to tune into the patterns and morphic fields of planetary energy systems (the vibration of places, ley lines, and power-spots, etc.). It can even view the energy blueprints of institutions, governments, businesses, organizations, and other societal structures. Your soul broadcasts this data to you, and that is why certain people and places feel comfortable to you, while others do not. What’s amazing is that your soul can also stream through you the perfect higher dimensional patterns, codes, and energetic threads necessary to mend and upshift any distorted templates that you encounter. This is one of your higher callings–to bring in the right symphony of energies needed to restore and upgrade people, places, and systems. The way you do this can manifest in many forms. Perhaps you are called to channel harmonious energies through sound, visualization, or energy healing.  Maybe your work will take a very tangible form. You might be called to design buildings, structures, and art based on the principles of sacred geometry. Or perhaps you are a crystal grid builder. Crystals have a highly geometric and coherent structure, and so they radiate pure, high frequencies of light. When you network them together in a grid, you are creating a powerful forcefield of energy that can positively affect large areas. Choosing this Network Jasper skull also suggests that you have a natural connection to the crystal skulls, probably as a result of working with them in other lifetimes. This skull has been charged by the ancient crystal skull named Synergy, a beautiful artifact that contains Lemurian energy.  It is recommended that you do some research about Synergy, because it might trigger your remembrance and connection with this ancient skull. Quartz material has the ability to store, amplify, and transmit energy and information. The ancient crystal skulls contain the blueprint of the Divine human prototype, the fully expanded human being with all twelve DNA strands activated. They have also been deliberately programmed with cosmic and planetary records, ascension codes, and vast amounts of data. If you don’t already own a crystal skull (or several), consider getting one in 2016. All of the crystal skulls on the planet, both ancient and modern, are forming a unique energetic network. Through intention, you can link your personal crystal skull to the larger crystal skull network, allowing it to download the transmissions, frequencies, and codes that are most appropriate for your spiritual expansion and highest good. Your crystal skull can amplify and assist in the work you are doing to heal and recalibrate energetic blueprints. This is your year to be like the spider, weaving breathtaking geometric patterns into the energetic fabric of your world. And what you do will ripple through the entire web of creation in the most transformative ways possible.

6. Crocoite: Moving Forward–Making Big Personal Breakthroughs and Healing Core Issues. You are a powerful, dynamic, and generous soul who is here to make a positive difference in the world. Before you incarnated, you understood that it wouldn’t always be easy. You knew that you were incarnating with a veil of forgetfulness into a planetary matrix that, from one perspective, is riddled with distortions, inequities, and lower energy traps. You also knew that this time period marked the shift of the ages. You didn’t want to pass up this unparalleled cosmic opportunity for growth–the chance to bring love, light, and higher dimensional solutions to this beautiful piece of creation. Because you love the earth so much, you said, “Bring it on! Not only do I volunteer to go down there, but I will even take on some extra challenging patterns and situations so that I can help transmute them for the whole of humanity. Somebody’s got to do it, and I know that I can succeed.”  So here you are!  You have beaten the odds and awakened so much of your higher spiritual understanding and abilities. You have bravely embraced the path of transformation and growth, and you have been working diligently to heal old patterns and to shine the light. Maybe you hit some rough patches in the last few years, as the planetary energies accelerated and brought lessons to you. From a higher perspective the lessons are set-ups. They were put in place so that you can overcome them and fully embrace the truth–that you are a spiritual master with unlimited potential! You also chose to master these lessons to help raise the collective planetary vibration, and to be a living example and inspiration for others going through similar things. Perhaps your lessons have expressed as a physical health issue, an addiction pattern, or a financial struggle.  Maybe you have been facing unhealthy family or relationship dynamics, or perhaps you have been dealing with grief, depression, loneliness, or anxiety. If you have been feeling stuck in any major area of your life, 2016 brings you good news! You have been making more progress than you might realize, and this year you have massive potential for positive breakthroughs and the total healing of core issues. It is the year of personal liberation and forward movement for you. Your soul loves you so much that it simply will not allow you to stay stuck in patterns or situations that keep you down any longer.  Prepare to be blasted with the life force energy, clarity, motivation, and focus you need to surmount anything in your life that is less than joyful. Deep down, you probably already have an idea of what you need to do to improve the quality of your life. Your higher self has been giving you messages for a while, and this year they will get even louder and clearer. Flashes of insight and brilliant solutions will come in to fast-track your progress. You will receive whatever you help you need to melt away any lingering resistance or self-doubt that would keep you from action. Life will present you with every resource that you need, and most importantly, you will discover your own inner resources. This particular lifetime is graduate school for you. You are completing some very advanced course work that many are not capable of even attempting. Keep up the good work, and you will graduate with honors! As you pass each test, expect positive new connections, experiences, opportunities, and metaphysical abilities to come in as a result of moving your energy into a higher vibration. You will wear your big soul achievements like the sunshine. The rays of your success and the wisdom you have gained will beam out to touch and inform the entire collective consciousness, uplifting the whole and unlocking higher potentials so that others can do the same.

7. Cobalto Calcite: Perfecting Your Emotional Body–Aligning with the Heart of the Divine Feminine and Your Highest Path of Service. You have a heart of gold and the soul of an angel!  Your energy matrix is like a divine mandala of pristine, celestial vibrations that carries the patterns of unconditional love and compassion. You are an intuitive person who feels things deeply and might identify as an empath. One of your dominant metaphysical abilities is to sense the world through your heart, which allows you to easily feel into people and places. You are the first to notice if the vibe is off in a room, or if somebody is not feeling alright on any level. And because of your deeply caring nature, you are inspired to do what you can to uplift the energy or to help the person. This heightened level of sensitivity is a soul gift. You can use it in many ways to be in service to others. Your intuitive and empathic abilities make you a natural healer, a role that you have embraced in many forms in other lifetimes. There is no calling that is higher than helping people to become more peaceful, loving, healed, and whole. The nature of this reality is holographic, so when just one person moves into a higher state of well-being, it touches and benefits us all. It is likely that you have already helped several people to heal issues and to raise their vibration and consciousness. You naturally do this by being present for them, listening, and showering them with love, compassion, and care. Or you might even do this in a professional capacity as a healer, counselor, or caretaker. You are destined to touch many more lives in a healing way, and by doing so you are helping to transform the world into a kinder and more loving place. To be as effective as possible this year, it is important that you bring your heart and your emotional body into the highest level of perfection and clarity that you possibly can. This is because the highest gifts you are able to share come from and flow through your heart chakra.  So be sure to turn that love inward to heal yourself first and foremost! As a sensitive, you naturally feel things deeply and might have some residual emotions from past experiences that you need to process and to lovingly release. Some of the lower emotions and pain you are carrying might not even be yours! You might have subconsciously absorbed it from others in an attempt to lighten their load. It is time to let go of anything that is burdening your heart. Allow your loving soul to grace you with the vibration of forgiveness, which has the power to transmute anything that is less than love. As your heart chakra becomes crystal clear, you will find that you have a very natural connection with the Divine Feminine, and it is becoming even stronger. You are a part of her, and she wants to work through you to help anchor onto the planet her higher qualities of compassion, healing, intuition, nurturing, unity, and deep care. There is a special role she has in mind for you, one that you are uniquely qualified to do. You might already have an idea of what that is, and you might already be doing it. If you need more information about your highest path of service, try meditating with a Cobalto Calcite at your heart chakra. It will help to illuminate for you your greatest soul talents and your highest calling. Love is the greatest force in the Universe, and this year it will bring every facet of your life into full bloom.

 

 

 

Sep 22

Activating the Zeal Chakra with Eudialyte

I hope you have been thriving during the powerful waves of September. I have been noticing something amazing in my healing sessions this month. While working on several clients, I have perceived a remarkable buzzing happening right at the base of the skull! The message I am getting is that the Zeal Chakra is beginning to awaken to a new level for many people right now. Exciting stuff! I had to do some more research to uncover what this vestigial energy center is all about, and here’s what I found:

The Zeal Chakra (also referred to as “The Mouth of God” or “The Well of Dreams”) is located at the back of the neck and the base of the skull, where there is an indention. It is an ancient chakra that has been dormant, but is now beginning to awaken. Its color ray is magenta. When it is fully activated, this center will regulate multi-dimensional telepathic communication. Awakening the Zeal Chakra assists the kundalini in rising, and you experience an increase in clairvoyance, clairaudience, astral travel, vivid dream-recall, healing abilities, empathy, and telepathy. It is also known as the ascension chakra, and I love that it is coming online for so many right now. If you have been experiencing strange sensations in this area, or tension in your neck and shoulders, it might be a result of your Zeal Chakra beginning to awaken. Not much is written about crystals for activating this chakra. The only suggestions I found were Pink Tourmaline and Clear Quartz, but I had a feeling that there might be something even better. So I have been trying different stones to help this process along, and I found one that is really working wonders–Eudialyte!

EudialyteEudialyte is a physically and energetically complex stone that ranges in color from magenta, pink, rose, red, yellow-brown, violet, green, and red-brown. According to crystal expert, Melody, when Eudialyte is held for at least one hour, it has been demonstrated to measurably increase both the alpha and beta states. The beta state is your everyday, alert level of consciousness, and the alpha state is your creative, daydream state. In alpha, you are accessing your imagination, intuition, and higher dimensional connection. Eudialyte helps you to develop telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and channeling abilities. It serves as a fine-tuner of transmissions, helping you to hone in on the important incoming vibrational information, while tuning out any extra noise. It is known to increase the flow of synchronicities in your life. Eudialyte also clears the channel from the crown to the root chakras, encouraging the kundalini energy to rise. It harmonizes your mental and emotional bodies, and it connects your spirit body with your physical experience. Eudialyte attunes you to greater levels of universal love and joy, while helping you to express these energetic states in your physical life.

Place Eudialyte at the Zeal Chakra, and leave it there for a minimum of fifteen minutes at a time to help activate this important and emerging energy center. We will be doing this, and many other amazing crystal exercises, in my upcoming class, “Partnering with Crystals to Shift Your Energy & Your Life.” The early registration discount ends on Saturday, September 26th, so head on over to my Events page and sign up today. I hope to see you there!

Sources:
Zeal chakra information: http://www.souledout.org/wecyclewisdom/node/62
Eudialyte information: Love is in the Earth, by Melody

Sep 01

Crystals for Navigating the Transformative September Energies

Multiple sources are all saying the same thing about September–hold on to your hats! An array of powerful energetic influences will sweep through this month, potentially changing the game for us on personal and planetary levels. There’s a lot of buzz around Wave X. According to Dr. Simon Atkins, Wave X is an influx of electromagnetic energy from the cosmos and the sun that is beginning to build now and will likely peak around September 28th. It has the potential to cause a “frequency shift” in consciousness, awakening new metaphysical gifts and triggering a rapid spiritual evolution process for many. People are predicting all sorts of things around Wave X: disclosure of information relating to extraterrestrials and the secret space program, Earth changes, an increase in the Schumann Resonance, and possibly some incidents of societal upheaval. We also have two eclipses in September, a partial solar eclipse on September 13th and a total lunar eclipse occurring during the peak of Wave X on September 28th. This lunar eclipse happens to be the fourth and final eclipse in a series of four total lunar eclipses called the lunar tetrad. Lunar tetrads are rare. There have only been seven since the birth of Christ, and each one has historically brought massive cleansing and change: the rise and fall of nations, stock market crashes, Earth changes, etc. To top it all off, the astrology of September is highly complex! According to Carl Bourdreau, mutable energy will be dominating the charts, as well as a significant amount of retrograde activity. This mix of influences highlights subtle nuances, brings things to the surface, and can loosen congealed patterns so that they can be reformed. Expect even-paced, progressive change and fluctuation. Overall, I am feeling very optimistic about all of these September energetic influences. It is ultimately leading humanity to a better place, even if the ride is a bit bumpy. The trick to maximizing this wave of change will be to stay connected to source, to our hearts, and to the Earth.  Luckily, there are three crystals that are perfectly suited to help us to achieve this.

apophyllite pyramidApophyllite is a sparkling stone that commonly forms in cube or pyramid shapes. It is normally clear, white, green, or grey; and it has a noticeably high vibration that is crisp and pure. In general, Apophyllite helps you to access higher dimensional levels and beings, while producing a grounding, stabilizing, and clearing effect. Apophyllite has a high water content, making it an ideal conductor and transmitter of energies. It can channel and infuse higher energies and light codes into the chakras, which is why it is a popular stone for energy healing modalities and meditation practices. Apophyllite powerfully activates and clears the crown and the third eye chakras. It can awaken the psychic senses and helps to form a connection between the spiritual and physical realms. It assists you to clearly communicate with your higher self and guides, and to access and bring back useful insights during meditative journeying and dreamwork. The geometric formation of Apophyllite contributes to its quality of spiritual connection. The pyramid form amplifies and focuses your consciousness, helping you to tune in to the subtle realms. The cube stabilizes and grounds energies, helping you to receive, process, and integrate the incoming light and information. This makes Apophyllite the perfect support stone for September, since it can help you to navigate and integrate Wave X and the other powerful energetic influences.

The September energies are all about releasing, transforming, and moving forward; and Apophyllite can help you accomplish this on multiple levels. On a mental level, Apophyllite assists you with achieving clarity and accurate self reflection. It will highlight patterns, behaviors, and thoughts that are out of alignment and provide the energy and spiritual vision needed to make corrections. Apophyllite makes it easier to understand the underlying spiritual lessons behind your life circumstances so that you can heal and move on. It also brings stability and peace to the mental body, counteracting excessive thinking, stress, and worry. Apophyllite can also clear old emotions that are holding you back. According to Naisha Ahsian, co-author of The Book of Stones, it can help you to move through the dark night of the soul. It assists you to overcome depression, discouragement and emotional difficulty, so that you can regain your trust and faith in your spiritual process. Think of Apophyllite as a lighthouse, guiding you back to the light, love, and truth of your soul. It uplifts your vibration and heart, and it keeps the energy around you high and pure. 

kunzite (Pakistan)It will be really important to stay in your heart as September sweeps through, possibly highlighting unresolved issues for the the masses. Kunzite is a sweet, high vibration stone with a light pink color and a high lithium content. Crystals and stones containing lithium naturally emit a calming energy that can counteract feelings of panic, worry, anxiety, and stress. Kunzite connects with the currents of Divine love from the higher realms, and this loving frequency is strengthened and delivered to us through its striated structure. A striated stone is one that has parallel grooves recessed down the length of the stone. The striations in Kunzite act as amplifying channels or pathways. Its structure makes it ideal for transmitting higher frequencies into the body and for transmuting lower energies and blockages into pure love.

Kunzite has a natural resonance with the third eye and heart chakras, the seat of your mental and emotional bodies respectively. It serves as a bridge between the two, while it activates and clears both centers. Anxiety is a state that is experienced in the mental body as excess energy or worry due to thoughts you are having, and it is felt in the emotional body as fear. This stone can clear both the mental and emotional sources of anxiety at one time, giving a more complete sense of relief. Meditating with Kunzite over the third eye can assist you in moving your consciousness to the higher realms, where all is well. It enhances your psychic and intuitive abilities, helping you to tune into the transmission and guidance of your soul and spirit helpers. Placing Kunzite over the heart chakra or wearing it as a pendant can infuse your emotional body and heart with love energy from the higher realms. It helps to clear depression, old emotional wounds, trust issues, and other patterns that block the full expression of the heart.

Kunzite encourages appropriate boundary setting and provides energetic protection. It is an act of self love to honor your energy and to say no to people and situations that would deplete you. Kunzite helps you to balance meeting your own needs and meeting the needs of others. Kunzite also creates a powerful bubble of light around you, keeping you safe and protected from lower energies and influences. This helps you to stay centered in your own energy and to be less affected by other people and your environment. Kunzite is the perfect choice to move you beyond immediate stressors and into the higher flows.

Mook-Jasper-300x200This month, it is especially important for us to be grounded in our bodies and to be able to respond to our gut level instincts. There’s no better stone than Mookaite Jasper for that.  Found only in Australia, Mookaite Jasper is a sedimentary rock formed from the skeletal remains of ancient creatures, silica, and other minerals. It can contain a wide and pleasing range of colors: deep red, burgundy, mustard, white, beige, cream, mauve, and purple. It is a stone that can activate the lower three, more physical chakras and link them with the third eye, our psychic center. Having these chakras engaged can help us more consciously connect into the Earth grids, the ley-lines and energy currents that feed this planet. We can begin to feel the Earth’s natural transmissions and draw them into our lower chakras to keep our bodies balanced, vitalized, and sharply tuned.

Mookaite Jasper attunes us to our world, enhancing our intuition and gut-level, instinctual knowing about what is coming and how to respond. Crystal Expert, Robert Simmons, says that Mookaite can connect us with our animal instincts, and it can even assist with animal communication. Placing Mookaite Jasper at the solar plexus chakra can help you trust your gut when making decisions, especially when there are a lot of conflicting factors to consider. It helps you to navigate whatever landscape or situation you are in, as if you have a strong inner GPS keeping you safe and on track.  

Mookaite also tunes us into our genetic memory and ancestral line, so that we may reap the benefit of many lifetimes of experiences. Our bodies are a storehouse of memories, even beyond our own. There’s scientific evidence that suggests that the beliefs and experiences of our ancestors are literally passed down in the DNA. Crystal Expert, Naisha Ahsian says that Mookaite not only helps us to tap into these ancestral memories, but it can also help us to clear big patterns and lessons carried over from previous generations. This could be part of what you are clearing during the September wave of change. She also shares that Mookaite can help us to slow down the aging process. It vitalizes the major organs and regenerates the tissues. It also works on the mental body level to shift your thoughts and beliefs around the aging process, aligning them with a higher level of truth around longevity and your potential for healthy living. This amazing stone will help you to be more at home in your body and in your world during this tremendous time of shifting.

I highly recommend this combination of stones for September.  Keep them nearby, and allow them to keep you in a space of balance and higher connection.  Here’s how to do a simple healing session on yourself with these stones.  Cleanse them first. Then call in spirit, asking for support in clearing, healing, and moving forward in the highest possible way.  Lie down, and then place the Apophyllite on the third eye or crown chakra.  Place the Kunzite at the heart chakra, and then place the Mookaite at the root chakra or solar plexus chakra.  Relax, breathe, and leave these stones in place for a minimum of fifteen minutes.  I hope you have fun riding the waves of September, and that they take you to some amazing new places!

Aug 30

Apophyllite–Featured Stone (September 1st – 14th)

Multiple sources are all saying the same thing about September–hold on to your hats!  An array of powerful energetic influences will sweep through this month, potentially changing the game for us on personal and planetary levels.  There’s a lot of buzz around Wave X.  According to Dr. Simon Atkins, Wave X is an influx of electromagnetic energy from the cosmos and the sun that is beginning to build now and will likely peak around September 28th.  It has the potential to cause a “frequency shift” in consciousness, awakening new metaphysical gifts and triggering a rapid spiritual evolution process for many.  People are predicting all sorts of things around Wave X:  disclosure of information relating to extraterrestrials and the secret space program, Earth changes, an increase in the Schumann Resonance, and possibly some incidents of societal upheaval. We also have two eclipses in September, a partial solar eclipse on September 13th and a total lunar eclipse occurring during the peak of Wave X on September 28th.  This lunar eclipse happens to be the fourth and final eclipse in a series of four total lunar eclipses called the lunar tetrad.   Lunar tetrads are rare.  There have only been seven since the birth of Christ, and each one has historically brought massive cleansing and change: the rise and fall of nations, stock market crashes, Earth changes, etc.  To top it all off, the astrology of September is highly complex!  According to Carl Bourdreau, mutable energy will be dominating the charts, as well as a significant amount of retrograde activity.  This mix of influences highlights subtle nuances, brings things to the surface, and can loosen congealed patterns so that they can be reformed. Expect even-paced, progressive change and fluctuation. Overall, I am feeling very optimistic about all of these September energetic influences. It is ultimately leading humanity to a better place, even if the ride is a bit bumpy. This statement really caught my attention: “The sheer complexity of the astrological currents in September will make it virtually impossible to navigate successfully without recourse to our higher intuition.”  Lucky for us, there is a beautiful stone that can help us tune in to our higher faculties during this incoming wave of change–Apophyllite.

apophyllite pyramidApophyllite is a sparkling stone that commonly forms in cube or pyramid shapes.  It is normally clear, white, green, or grey; and it has a noticeably high vibration that is crisp and pure.  In general, Apophyllite helps you to access higher dimensional levels and beings, while producing a grounding, stabilizing, and clearing effect.  Apophyllite has a high water content, making it an ideal conductor and transmitter of energies.  It can channel and infuse higher energies and light codes into the chakras, which is why it is a popular stone for energy healing modalities and meditation practices.  Apophyllite powerfully activates and clears the crown and the third eye chakras.  It can awaken the psychic senses and helps to form a connection between the spiritual and physical realms.  It assists you to clearly communicate with your higher self and guides, and to access and bring back useful insights during meditative journeying and dreamwork. The geometric formation of Apophyllite contributes to its quality of spiritual connection.  The pyramid form amplifies and focuses your consciousness, helping you to tune in to the subtle realms.  The cube stabilizes and grounds energies, helping you to receive, process, and integrate the incoming light and information.  This makes Apophyllite the perfect support stone for September, since it can help you to navigate and integrate Wave X and the other powerful energetic influences.  

The September energies are all about releasing, transforming, and moving forward; and Apophyllite can help you accomplish this on multiple levels.  On a mental level, Apophyllite assists you with achieving clarity and accurate self reflection.  It will highlight patterns, behaviors, and thoughts that are out of alignment and provide the energy and spiritual vision needed to make corrections. Apophyllite makes it easier to understand the underlying spiritual lessons behind your life circumstances so that you can heal and move on.  It also brings stability and peace to the mental body, counteracting excessive thinking, stress, and worry. Apophyllite can also clear old emotions that are holding you back. According to Naisha Ahsian, co-author of The Book of Stones, it can help you to move through the dark night of the soul.  It assists you to overcome depression, discouragement and emotional difficulty, so that you can regain your trust and faith in your spiritual process. Think of Apophyllite as a lighthouse, guiding you back to the light, love, and truth of your soul.  It uplifts your vibration and heart, and it keeps the energy around you high and pure.  Get yours on sale at Nature’s Treasures from September 1st through the 14th, and get ahead of the wave!

Photo by Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com

Photo by Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com

         

Aug 14

Amazonite–Featured Stone (August 15th-31st)

Maybe it’s the Texas heat, but I am magnetically drawn to natural water sources at the moment. I recently went tubing down the San Marcos river–so cooling, refreshing, and conducive to deep thought. Imagine yourself and each member of humanity as a particle of water in a river. We are each individual, yet journeying the path together and being swept along by the current of life. Sometimes we hit some bumps and experience rapids or tiny waterfalls, and this ultimately accelerates our path and adds to the health of the entire river and ecosystem. We might find ourselves circling in an eddy or a whirlpool, repeating the same loop with the same water particles until the energy that held the whirlpool together shifts. Then we break free and ultimately keep moving along until we unite with the vast ocean. A stone that can keep us in balance and harmony as we flow through the river of life is Amazonite, named after the mighty Amazon river.  

amazoniteAmazonite is a gorgeous microline feldspar with a vivid turquoise or blue-green color. Fine white veins are evident when polished, as well as a pearly iridescent quality. Working with Amazonite can have the same healing effects as jumping into a natural water source, such as Barton Springs–it is very balancing, refreshing, purifying, and calming. It has a powerful soothing effect on the emotions, nerves, chakras, and physical body. Amazonite can cleanse negativity from any chakra, as well as from your mental and emotional bodies, and it can keep your aura protected from EMF’s. It is also one of the best balancing and harmonizing stones out there. According to Melody, author of Love is in the Earth, Amazonite helps you to balance your masculine and feminine sides, as well as many facets of your personality and lifestyle. She says it produces a balancing and preventative energy that is ideal for general health maintenance, since it aligns the physical and etheric bodies.  For all of these reasons, wearing or working with Amazonite regularly can help you to maintain a complete sense of well-being.    

Amazonite has a special resonance with the heart and throat chakras. It helps you to tune into the truth that resides in your heart, and to live and express it with integrity. I agree with Naisha Ahsian, co-author of The Book of Stones, that Amazonite can help those who fear conflict to speak up and set appropriate, loving boundaries when necessary.  Interpersonal relationships can have many complex layers. In certain situations, Amazonite has helped me to clarify all of my feelings and to value myself enough to express them–even the uncomfortable ones–in the highest and most heart-felt ways possible. I highly recommend this stone for anyone who is experiencing throat chakra blockage due to fear of expression. This is a core pattern that can relate to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), which seems to affect lots of women. Oh, and one other unrelated but noteworthy property of Amazonite: it has been historically used to increase the flow of prosperity, new customers, and good fortune in business.  What’s not to love about this stone?  Head over to Nature’s Treasures and get your very own Amazonite today. It is ten percent off from August 15th through the 31st.

 

Jul 29

Rhodonite–Featured Stone (August 1st-14th)

Have you noticed that matters of the heart are up for us all to examine right now? In my healing practice, my clients have been going to really deep emotional places lately. The core patterns we need to heal and shift are often on the other side of emotions we haven’t wanted to face. Once we look do at them and put them into proper context, so much energy is freed up so that we can create beautiful new potentials. Venus is now in a retrograde position, where it will remain until September 6th. This is a cosmic opportunity to help us move through relationship issues and to come out with a clear heart and vision about what we really value. It is also the perfect time to make a real breakthrough in the areas of self love and self care. For all of these reasons, Rhodonite is the perfect stone to hold close to your heart in the next few weeks.

RhodoniteRhodonite is a beautiful pink or rose colored stone with veins or spots of black Manganese. Pink stones have a natural resonance with the heart chakra and emotional healing. The presence of Manganese adds a wonderful grounding and balancing quality that works with both the physical and emotional bodies. That is why Rhodonite is the perfect stone to turn to if you are experiencing erratic, intense, or out of control emotional states. It is one of my go-to stones to when dealing with anxiety, panic, grief, severe anger or depression, overreactive emotions, or emotional burnout. Rhodonite works to calm and balance these feelings, helping you to put them into proper perspective. Several years ago, I took a wonderful course from Gemisphere, founded by Michael Katz. I deeply resonate with what he had to say about Rhodonite in his book, Gemstone Energy Medicine: “Rhodonite rebuilds your emotional foundation in a way that allows all of your emotions to find their proper places in your emotional being.” So if you feel like your emotional body needs more stability or even an entire overhaul, Rhodonite can help you put all of your complex emotional pieces into a solid and healthy structure.

The energy of Rhodonite goes beyond healing and balancing your inner emotional world; it also helps you to shine your love and gifts out into the physical world. A natural result of healing your heart is a sincere desire to love and help your larger community. Rhodonite creates a clear heart space; and when you can dwell there, it is easier to tune into your true soul gifts and see how they can be applied to serve others and the entire Earth system. Meditating with Rhodonite at the heart can show you the highest way you can make a positive difference. The black Manganese in Rhodonite can then give you the extra push or motivation to make things happen, or to manifest action, in physical reality. Perhaps this is why several crystal experts recognize Rhodonite as a stone that can help you to fulfill your highest potential and destiny. So if you are ready to rock this venus retrograde and to get your heart and mission into proper alignment, Rhodonite is the stone for you. It is on sale at Nature’s Treasures during the first half of August.

Jun 29

Labradorite–Featured Stone (July 1st – 14th)

We are now halfway through 2015, and there is clear evidence that the collective consciousness is in the midst of a dramatic shift.  Recent and powerful influxes of light seem to have amassed to the degree necessary to push through big planetary blockages and old paradigms.  It feels like a new infusion of love and universal truth has graced the human landscape, and new potentials are available to us, both personally and collectively.  It is time to fly and to create the reality that is aligned with your true soul purpose.  I can think of no better stone than Labradorite to help us all gracefully rise to the occasion.

dreamstime_xs_7382538-300x225Labradorite is a beautiful form of Feldspar that exhibits flashes of iridescent peacock colors when held in the light.  The shifting colors provide a clue about the stone’s energetic function: it helps you to shift your energy and consciousness to align with higher levels of light.  Labradorite is a stone that can greatly activate your psychic senses, expanding your perception so that you can be aware of multiple levels of reality all at once. It has a special resonance and connection with galactic energies, and I have noticed in my healing sessions that it brings in the energy and influence of benevolent star family members.  In The Book of Stones, Robert Simmons provides the following list of magical qualities that Labradorite can enhance:  “clairvoyance, telepathy, astral travel, prophecy, psychic reading, access to Akashic records, past-life recall, communication with higher guides and spirits, and coincidence control.”  

Not only does Labradorite help you to receive intuitive information from the subtle realms, but it also helps you to see the best ways to implement the information to heal and improve your life circumstances.  Perhaps that is why Labradorite is known as a stone of transformation, one that can align you with your true soul destiny.  It tunes you into a higher vision and helps you make the changes necessary to actualize it.  

Labradorite is also a great stone to assist you in keeping your auric field fortified and free of negative influences.  According to Melody, author of Love is in the Earth, “This mineral protects ones aura, and helps to keep the aura clear, balanced, protected, and free from energy leaks.” The flashy iridescent quality of Labradorite creates a mirror effect that deflects negative energy and sends it on its way.  That is why it is a good idea to wear Labradorite jewelry, especially when you know that you will be in certain situations that might expose you to lower energies. Labradorite is truly an essential for anybody who is working on raising their light levels and reaching for the stars.  Get yours on sale at Nature’s Treasures from July first through the fourteenth.           

 

 

 

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