Crystals, crystals, crystals…. and more crystals. So I have always loved them I mean who doesn’t something so beautiful made by earth? but not until recently have I actually been intrigued by them and discovering their true healing power. That and becoming a herbalist, I mean come on we live 100% off grid so why not step away from big pharma and the mainstream way of healing right??? Right!! It has been truly amazing seeing how open and I guess “woke” lol my husband and I have become yesterday I discovered I am a complete empath and so is he and I will do another blog on empath later but for right now let’s jump into this whole crystal world!! So it started out I just wanted some pretty ones around my house just for fun well two lead to four, lead to seven and some sage and a abalone shell 😁😂😂 each crystal puts out a vibration, a energy and at first I thought it was neat how cold and heavy they are but not until lately have I actually felt the vibration of them. So let’s jump into what I have and what each one does, and how I have woken up to the old world ways of healing and the little bit of magic that has blessed me from the great spirit (yes native American great spirit I am after all part Cherokee) ok so I have..
Smokey quartz: helps with negative energy
Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures it guided souls to the afterlife, served in shamanistic rituals and tribal ceremonies, and was utilized in magic and scrying to connect with spirits of the lower worlds. Smoky Quartz’s phenomenal power, then and now, lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation. [101 Hall, 192][Hall, 240][Hall En, 186][Simmons, 366][Melody, 606-607][glimmerdream.com]
Rose quartz my personal favorite:
Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartzclears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions. Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be used to attract love.
(Now for some reason as I’m taking these pictures of my Crystal’s right now you can see a beam of light and rainbows lol I have no idea why it’s doing that but it’s pretty cool!!!! )
Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety. [Fernie, 170-171][Mella, 73][Eason, 212]
Whether its crystals are left natural, polished as tumblestones, or faceted into magnificent jewels, Amethyst is a gem whose beauty transcends its commonality. It is a variety of Quartz found in many locations around the world, and forms as transparent, terminated crystals of all sizes in geodes, clusters and as long single terminations. It is also found in vitreous masses and polished into wonderful specimens and personal talismans. The presence of manganese in clear Quartz produces Amethyst, while additional amounts of iron vary the purple coloration. Amethyst ranges in hue from pale red-violet to deep violet, and may be transparent or opaque. It is sometimes layered with white Quartz as Chevron Amethyst, found in combination with Cacoxenite, mixed with Citrine as Ametrine, or in rare cases, “rutilated” with Goethite. (See paragraphs below.) [Melody, 109][Hall, 53]
The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue. [Megemont, 24][Kunz, 58-59][Simmons, 28] (See the Legends and Lore section for an alternate version.)
Throughout history the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup was powerless to intoxicate, and a stone worn on the body, especially at the navel, had a sobering effect, not only for inebriation but in over-zealousness in passion. Catholic bishops also wore Amethyst in a ring to protect from mystical intoxication. Kissing the ring kept others from similar mystical intoxication and kept them grounded in spiritual thought. [Fernie, 169-170][Kunz, 58][Mella, 73][Megemont, 24-25]
Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travelers it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It lent assistance to hunters in the capture of wild beasts and fowl, and was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic. Like other royal stones it protected its wearer from disease and contagion. [Kunz, 58][Fernie, 170][Mella, 72-73]
This is a strong third eye chakra and throat chakra stone that brings an excellent energy into your life. Within the third eye chakra area is where the pineal gland is located.
To assist with the development of psychic gifts,working within the third eye with Sodalite stone has a strong ability to accelerate the process.
It will aid you to develop your intuition, and it will also stimulate the birth of clairvoyant abilities, or strengthen them if you already are using these gifts.
This stone has a vibration that aids truth, and helps you to better understand the life you are living, and how you came to be in the situation in which you find yourself.
Many people find it easier to avoid the truth, as it can sometimes be uncomfortable at certain times.
This stone aids idealism and self-discipline, and the combination will benefit you to enhance your ability to live a more authentic life.
These are my first 4 that I use every day I have alot more and I will post the rest of them in tomorrow’s blog along with how I use them, how they have helped me with getting in touch with the great spirit and the gifts the great spirit has given me in turn. And so so so much more I’m pretty excited about this journey and hope you are too! I know this is far from goats and horse and farm animals but hopefully you all will enjoy this part of my life journey as I sure am!!!!!