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Gemstone Magick ~ Shungite

I started writing this a few days ago and did not get around to finishing it…late nights working and a ton of things to do in general, aside from all that I wanted to learn a little more about the stone I am focusing on this week and that included a couple nights of meditation and sleep with it as well as lots of reading. The more I worked with the freeform Shungite piece I have the more it showed me that I needed to use it in a grid not just as a single stone of focused energy work.

To start I will share about each of the stones on the grid I am using for it right now. The Shungite is the focal piece with four jet and four lapis lazuli atop a grey agate slice. Let me tell you a little about the stones that I am using here…

Shungite Freeform, received this beauty for Yule 2015

Shungite Freeform, received this beauty for Yule 2015

Shungite:

What can I say about this stone? Not enough as I am still learning to work with it. For Yule this year I was gifted this lovely piece of Shungite, it’s quite an amazing energy and a large stone. The first time I touched this stone I received this amazing zing that went straight up my arm, through every cell in my body and out through the skin at the top of my head, after it filled me with this amazing light energy clearing out ALL the gunky energy that has been holding onto my light bodies. Shungite, is considered by some to be a shaman’s stone for it’s amazing energetic balancing and attraction to drawing in the light and freeing one from negative patterns at every level, down to the very molecules of who we are. This seemingly molecular alignment helps us to clear the patterns that manifest in ourselves in ways such as emotional difficulties, disease and negativity. If you are ungrounded, shungite will aid you to better connect with the earth. Looking further into the work of shungite, you can see it’s deep connection to universal energy and provides us with an aura of psychic protection. It is a stone of truth, many find themselves uncomfortable when holding, wearing or actively using shungite to lie or create falseness. Through active workings with shungite you are able to begin to let go of deeply seated feelings of shame, guilt, fear or anything which holds you back through harmful/negative influences within yourself.

Tumbled Lapis Lazuli - small piece.

Tumbled Lapis Lazuli – small piece.

Lapis Lazuli:

Lapis is most often called “The stone of Queens”, it is known for being used in ancient Egypt as a stone of royalty. It was worn by and decorated the tombs of Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Lapis Lazuli carries the vibrations to awaken your path to self-knowledge to discovering truth and connection to Deity.

It is known for activating the higher mind and psychic abilities, the combination of minerals can assist in acting in accordance with your highest ideals and visions. Traditionally, it has been used to assist in connecting with the Gods and invoking divine inspiration and is also used to help with seeking knowledge and understanding. Further, it is known for use in past life exploration through gaining access to the Akashic Records. It’s a true stone of self-knowledge and reflection.

Tumbled Jet - small sized

Tumbled Jet – small sized

Jet:
Jet is a stone for purification and protection, similar to selenite, jet absorbs energy and processes it into clear and helpful energy. Through this absorption process you can see how it is both purification and protecting as it will inhibit harmful energy for reaching in the same manner but transforms it into something usable.

Additionally, jet can be used to help discover the place where your potential and power lie. It can help you see beyond the “negative” and find the lesson of a situation and then integrate that lesson into manifestation of something “better”. Jet clears your energetic field of patterns and attachments of the negative experiences, through the clearing of the attachment you turn the experiences into the lessons (mentioned above) in order for you to perceive your self more completely and help you develop to your fullest potential.

Completed Grid

Grid with the focal Shungite surrounded by Lapis Lazuli, Jet atop an agate slice, surrounded by quartz, cherry quartz, aqua aura quartz and pink lemurian quartz then finally radiating lemurians in clear singing lemurian and smokey lemurian.

Let’s look at the combined energy of this grid and the supporting stones I’ve added, clear quartz, smokey, pink and clear lemurians, aqua aura quartz to really get in there and support the energy of the grid. This grid is all about clearing out the inner clutter and really healing the harmful patterns that I have adopted over the years. I am retaking my sacred self. I am filling my heart with things that bring me joy and ridding the clutter, abuses of the past and making the way for the re-awakening of my entire body and spirit. Oh it’s coming and I can’t wait to share it all with you along the way.

Posted on 29 January '16 by , under Crystals + Grids, Gemstones, Growth, Spirituality. No Comments.

Healing + Crystal Grids

For sometime now, I have been actively working on my “issues” that have been recurring situations in my life. Things like never feeling like I am enough, I am not good enough, I am not smart enough, I am not this or that. As a way to combat this type of behavior in myself I am starting a jar that I will put those bottled up harmful self-speak emotions in. Once a month I am going to burn those papers until the jar has fewer and fewer instances then none at all. I am feeling that I am truly on the right path for healing.

Red Lemurian Seed Crystals, Amethyst Points, Blue Chalcedony

Red Lemurian Seed Crystals, Amethyst Points, Blue Chalcedony

One of the things that I do is work with my gemstones and grids frequently. This is an amazing bit of healing as they lend their energies to me so that I can work things out in a real manner and not just buried or bottled up. I have a lovely grid in the bedroom that has a red lemurian star with amethyst points and some blue chalcedony. The focus of this grid is peaceful rest with dream recall. Amethyst provides a healing, peaceful energies, while the blue chalcedony adds calming + balancing energies to bring me to center. The lemurian seed crystals used to create the star are there for divine connection, and have been programmed to instill restful sleep. With the energies combining on this grid you get an amazing bit of energy for true soul healing while connected to the divine all while sleeping.

In my workspace, I reset my grid every two weeks (at the new moon and full moon). As a result I have reset this grid today. I’ve used smokey lemurian seed crystals, red lemurian seed crystals, zoisite with ruby, bronzite, iolite-sunstone, angelite, carnelian heart, blue onyx. The grid is then surrounded with more lemurian seed crystals in red and smokey, a candle quartz and a red hematoid quartz. Zoisite with Ruby can help you with growth, healing, alleviates grief, anger and hopelessness. It’s a powerful healer to the emotional body. Bronzite can dispel negative energies, help harness self-esteem and raise it, inspires courtesy while alleviating indecision and doubt. Iolite-Sunstone helps enhancing intuitive abilities giving a sense of determination for manifestation and creation. It’s wonderful for confidence and self-assurance. Angelite helps us communicate in a clear and concise way. It’s very soothing to allow peace and

Smokey and Red Lemurian Seed Crystals, Zoisite with Ruby, Bronzite, Iolite-Sunstone, Angelite, Blue Onyx, Carnelian Heart Activation stone.

Smokey and Red Lemurian Seed Crystals, Zoisite with Ruby, Bronzite, Iolite-Sunstone, Angelite, Blue Onyx, Carnelian Heart Activation stone.

benevolence of spirit + heart. Onyx promotes vigor and stamina, as well as self-confidence, self-control and stimulates the power to make wise decisions. Blue onyx helps with our spiritual strength to get through the rigors of difficult situations. My activation stone here is a carnelian heart, once in place the whole grid becomes entwined energetically. Alone, the carnelian is in place for manifestation of highest goals and dreams. It helps overcome the fear of success and embracing of change. The energies here mix for strength, confidence, peace and healing with grounding and negativity cleansing. This grid provides me the energy to continue to work with myself and with great peace at work. I am enabled to be positive and joyful in my actions, I am confident in my abilities, I remain balanced and grounded.

In each of my grids, I feel the energy filling me up and truly helping me focus on the healing process from years of self-talk that was not healthy and to find the true me below all the masks I wear.

Posted on 25 January '16 by , under Crystals + Grids, Gemstones, Growth, Life, Spirituality. 2 Comments.

Gemstone Magick ~ Cherry Quartz

Cherry Quartz is an amazing + beautiful stone.  There is a lot of discourse in the various gemstone and pagan communities about this stone as it is an infusion of stone and mineral that is ultimately, made by man. As this is the case with most “gemstones” that are made by man in a lab or studio setting, the dissenting opinion is that it loses it’s “magick + voice” from the natural order of the stones/minerals from which it is derived.

Double Terminated Cherry Quartz Point used in a crystal grid within my Sacred Space + Altar

Double Terminated Cherry Quartz Point used in a crystal grid within my Sacred Space + Altar

These are magnificent stones which are made through the fusion natural stone and mineral in what becomes a modern alchemical process, manifesting into a new stone that holds truly unique and beneficial qualities for your practice, spirit and life.

Cherry Quartz is crafted utilizing natural reconstituted quartz and cinnabar; remnants of the cutting and shaping of these two metaphysically powerful gifts of the earth. The resulting material is then melted and given its beautiful, energetic flashes of rich red in the clear quartz.  The flashes of cinnabar in the quartz create striations, feathers, vortex and cloud formations.  These formations within can add to the magick of the gem when looking at the shape.  In the pictured point I see many feathers adding the lightness of the bird kingdom as well as fire faerie races.

Through this alchemy, a stunning and truly powerful new stone is brought to life, yielding both quartz AND cinnabar properties.

Clear Quartz is one of the most versatile and abundant stones available. Three of it’s most used and key attributes are energy amplification, program-ability and memory. Unlike other stones, which carry certain relatively fixed properties, clear quartz can be “programmed” by focused intention to help achieve a goal or purpose.

As a stone of Light, it can bring heightened spiritual awareness to whomever uses, carries or wears clear quartz. It provides a clear pathway for higher vibrational frequencies to be transmitted. Sleeping with clear quartz can enhance the vividness of dreams. Quartz can encourage clarity, enhance communication with guides, amplify psychic abilities and stimulate all chakras.

Cinnabar has associations, even before this processing with spiritual alchemy. It is said to have been used to attract abundance in wealth and support of altruistic businesses. Cinnabar assists the spiritual alchemist by stimulating psychic transformation and aids in the manifestation of spiritual energy. It also enhances spiritual perception.

Together you get a beautiful + unique gemstone with powerful magick + meaning.

Cherry Quartz brings new hope, acts as an anti-depressant, relief from anxiety, and tension. It is further considered to be used as an energy stone and a powerful healing stone for the spirit. You may find that you have increased vitality, confidence and vision in seeing things in the “bigger picture”.

Posted on 20 January '16 by , under Gemstones, Growth, meditation, Spirituality. 2 Comments.

A grid for transitioning from imbalance

I sat down yesterday and considered what I wanted for my crystal grid now through Full Moon.  I finally decided and then set out to get it set, programmed and activated.

To begin it is set upon a slice of Septarian. Septarian is a fascinating stone, combining all the metaphysical properties of the minerals that make it up, making it extremely powerful. It is said to aid communication with Mother Earth as well as to help in overall healing and health. Atop the septarian rests six red lemurian seed crystals.

Crystal Grid for healing, health, clarity and vibrancy.

Crystal Grid for healing, health, clarity and vibrancy.

Lemurian seed crystals embody the soft and loving energies of the cosmic realms, this helps us increase our vibration helping to rise above perceived isolation and loneliness. This stone reminds us that we are never truly alone and reinforce our connection to the divine. Here I am merging mind and spirit with body as the lemurian rests upon the septarian slice. Between each lemurian rests a different stone starting at the south direction with the small citrine cluster. Citrine is perfect for mental clarity, creativity and manifestation. This is a stone that will assist in maintaining my direction when obstacles drift into my path. As we add to the existing stones it reinforces that though there may be blockages or challenges towards a balance of spirit, mind and body, we will be able to move through with a little work. Moving towards the southwest spot is an almandine garnet. Almandine garnet helps us find joy in the physical world in feeling supported and loved. This can help us release anxiety, worry, fears and panic. It can teach us to develop trust in the universal concept of abundance. In the northwest space I have a double terminated herkimer quartz with a baby bridge that also serves as a record keeper. Double terminated quartz allows the energy to flow in both directions to and from the focus. The baby that acts as a bridge will help to “bridge” the gab between physical, spiritual and emotional healing. This is to be considered the medial-stone that will speak and fill the weak spots with creativity, health and light. The fact that this is on a herkimer further adds to this healing energy and facilitates a shift energetically to bring this about. I am going to skip to the north west stone which I have a lovely tumbled Lapis Lazuli. This is often called the stone of the Queen. It will help move the consciousness beyond the mundane to help you identify habits, patterns and lessons that have been difficult in seeing for yourself. In the south west I have clear quartz that is also a bridge. Here I am connecting the two sides of the grid together with the bridges on opposite sides showing that the mundane and the spiritual can merge together in beautiful harmony for healing and health of emotion, spirit and physical bodies together. In the center is a titanium quartz elestial. This is a truly amazing piece in both energy and color. Let’s start with the elestial formation that shows many small tiny and mostly flat termination surrounding the main point atop. This is used for cleansing, healing and reawakening. What an incredible formation this is, which is then coated with titanium and a few other metals to give it the metallic rainbow colors that it reflects. This helps in interactions with others where we may be projecting ourselves onto others. We can see this now and work to heal that. It gives us this opportunity to see ourselves more clearly. This is an energizing stone that not only will help enliven but it will help dispel sorrow and added in for a little physical healing of the immune system. Let’s round back to where we have in the north space to see the placed apolphylite tip. This tip further brings light to the aura and body. Here we are bringing renewed vision to continue with spiritual work when you have been feeling discouraged. This is the activation stone for this grid and was placed last upon the septarian. Surrounding the grid plate are additional support stones. At the cardinal directions are double terminated cherry quartz or cinnabar in quartz points which will bring in hope and revitalization of the spirit through release of tension, depression and anxiety. There are two more red lemurian stones at north west and south east. At south west I placed a candle quartz piece which I have programmed for increased confidence, clarity and tranquility. In the north east I have a red hematoid bridge quartz. Again from the opposite directions we are connecting the remainder of the grid. In this stone we have the properties of both clear quartz and hematite. A stone of light and healing for both physical and spiritual. Programmed to help with focus, clarity of emotions and balancing of the three subtle bodies (spiritual, emotional and physical).

If you look at the whole of all that information you can see the way each stone connects and builds upon the other. Creating and working with crystal grids is a fascinating and amazing thing. I am going to work with my wonderful best friend and boss to bring crystal grids to Sacred Mists Shoppe to help get more light workers using them because they can really pack an energetic punch! Continuing on the path to health and balance, the previous grid and this one build upon one another energetically. With these things, I feel more in touch and in tune than I had previously and that is an amazing thing!

Posted on 19 January '16 by , under Life. No Comments.

A weekend of healing…

Today at long last, I am starting to really feel human again. The herbal supplements my sister-in-law sent me are really adding some nice bits of symptom relief and healing.  YAY!  With that in mind I am back on board with life, writing and so much more.

chime-blessing-new-yearFor the last week, going on two I have been fighting (and losing) the battle with a nasty virus.  I have been feeling like hammered crap on a tin roof in the middle of a hot and humid summer.  That’s to say really poorly.  With the addition of the naturopathic supplements to the rest, fluids and time needed to get through this I am feeling significantly better at last.  The last week and a half have been absolutely miserable as I waded through dizziness, coughing, sneezing, headaches, congestion, and much more, often not realizing what time or even day it was.  Now from the other side of the worst of it, I can see that I truly need to do some serious work on improving my immune system.

As I walked the land of dreams and in between when I was not fully physically present in my body due to the virus, I discovered a great many things about myself with the help of my therapist. 😉  True healing is happening finally and I can say without doubt that the layers of pain are beginning to close up and make that wound a scar that will not open any further.  It’s knitting back together as spirit and body work together for the first time in years.  Yes, things are changing.  I am releasing to the wind fear, anxiety and judgement.  Blowing into my life I call courage, confidence and light.  My health and spirit are in transition to growth and concretion of that sacred space within.

Posted on 18 January '16 by , under Dark Night, Growth, Life. 2 Comments.