Nov 05

November: Hiddenite – the Gift of Gratitude

Crystal of the Month: November

hiddenite-crystalFor those of us in the northern hemisphere, the month of November conjures images of fire-tone leaves transitioning from the trees to carpet the Earth, festive harvest scenes; and for Americans, an inviting table of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry goodness encircled by the warmth of loved ones gathered in gratitude.  November marks the time in the collective consciousness of Thanksgiving, of embracing our family and friends and truly counting our blessings.  And gratitude is one of the highest vibrational states we can feel and offer.You may be familiar with the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, who wrote various words and ideas on paper and taped them to glasses of water.  He found a way to photograph frozen water crystals that formed on the molecular level as a result of the vibration of these words.  When asked which words and concepts created the most beautiful crystals and powerful healing effects, here is his answer: “There is a special combination that seems to be perfect for this, which is love plus the combination of thanks and appreciation reflected in the English word gratitude. Just one of these is not enough. Love needs to be based in gratitude, and gratitude needs to be based in love. These two words together create the most important vibration.”The crystal of the month for November is Hiddenite, a lovely, green heart stone that beautifully embodies and radiates the combined qualities of love and gratitude.  Hiddenite is a perfect stone for awakening the heart chakra to feel and express higher levels of love, due to its striated structure, green to yellow-green color rays, and lithium content.  Striated stones are those that have parallel grooves recessed down the length of the stone, such as Tourmaline or Selenite. The lines that run through all striated stones act as channels for higher vibrational energy to flow through, which make them ideal for opening blocked energy centers and infusing these areas with amplified, purified light.  In the case of Hiddenite, the quality of energy that it channels and naturally connects with is from the spectrum of love. When I hold my beautiful Hiddenite, I can easily feel loving waves of energy that are as pure as being held by your Grandmother in the most unconditional hug you can imagine.  And this feeling is accompanied by physical sensations around my heart, as if a few new petals are opening in this chakra. The green color ray is definitely the perfect color therapy choice for the heart.  And the specimens that contain a hint of yellow are especially useful for those of us who might require just a little extra boost to open a heart that is closed due to past emotional traumas. The lithium content is another important component to the energy that Hiddenite offers us.  Stones with lithium in them have a natural calming effect, which is the perfect choice for soothing difficult emotional states that get in the way of us feeling the true currents of higher love. Peace and tranquility, delivered by Hiddenite, is also a signature of the quality of love originating in the Divine realm.

Crystal Expert, Naisha Ahsian, puts it perfectly in her description of Hiddenite:  “It teaches us to receive the Love of the Divine and return that Love in kind, through the frequency of gratitude.”  An important component of vibrating in the high space of gratitude is being open to receive all of the love and blessings that the Universe is constantly beaming our way.  As my beloved, Robert Hintzke, so eloquently puts it, a closed fist cannot receive a greeting or a blessing.  The same is true for a closed heart, and Hiddenite can be a key for opening yours to receive many things to be grateful for.

Another magical property of lithium-based stones, such as Hiddenite, is their ability to activate your third eye and your mind, while expanding your awareness to higher realities and truths. To be in a space of true gratitude, it helps to be able to mentally access all of the ways in which you are blessed, so that you can literally count your blessings, which then triggers the associated feelings of joy and appreciation. As I am writing this article, I have my Hiddenite literally taped to my third eye chakra, and my mind feels so crisp, clear, centered, and refreshed. Perhaps it also has something to do with its minty-fresh color ray. I am noticing that a positive mental outlook is washing over me, and my thoughts are naturally drifting into higher, happy places and to all of the good things that have happened to me.

The state of gratitude is the synergistic result of your mental and emotional bodies, in harmonic co-operation. An open mind allows higher truths and interpretations of your life to be received and understood, while an open heart allows you to feel it and to allow in even more love and good. Hiddenite will open and harmonize both centers.

So I want to recommend a fun Hiddenite exercise that is designed to open your heart and your head to all of the blessings you have co-created in your life with spirit.  This will expand and amplify the vibration of gratitude you radiate, which will draw to you even more blessings and good.  For this exercise, you will need a Hiddenite, medical tape, pen and paper.  Begin by taping the Hiddenite directly over your third eye, then take some relaxing breaths and come into a meditative state.  Call in spirit and your higher self, and then make a list of at least 50 things in your life that you are grateful for, big or small.  The Hiddenite will activate your psychic and mental centers and assist you in becoming more aware of all of the good things in your life to be thankful for.  Once you have completed your list, lie down and remove the Hiddenite from your third eye.  Place it over your heart chakra, and then read your list aloud.  Pause after each blessing and really allow yourself to feel the joy, appreciation, and gratitude for each thing.  The Hiddenite will provide greater heart opening and an amplification of the positive emotional content you are feeling.  When you are done, put your list in a place of honor, such as on an altar, with the Hiddenite on top of it to continue amplifying your gratitude vibration.  Happy Thanksgiving!