Chakras and Crystals

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I’m not quite sure where to begin. When I was a child we had a huge World Atlas that was nearly front to back pictures and drawings. It had sea creatures I had never heard of and don’t hear much about these days. These are mollusks, crustaceans, and fish that dwell in places like the Marianas Trench at depths requiring a submarine. We saw a few of those after the Tsunami that stuck the Indian Ocean on the day after Christmas in 2004.

In the photo above from left to right:

  • Quartz
  • Tiffany Stone
  • Amazonite
  • Green Beryl
  • Citrine
  • Sessartine Garnet
  • Rhodonite

These are stones that correspond with chakras 7 (Quartz) to 1(Rhodonite).

Chakra is a Sanskrit word essentially meaning “Wheel,” these are thought to be energy centers, points, or nodes in the “subtle” body. (Think conscious vs sub or unconscious mind as an analogy). Certain crystals, and other things in nature function at different frequencies and can help realign the wheels. How long it takes to realign them depends on the person. I recommend meditation, contemplation, prayer, patience, and study as those are what I am doing.

As far as resources go, these are the books I am working with at present:

If you’d like to grab a few stones to get started, I’d recommend starting with one from each category, depending on color:

  • White: Clear or Snow Quartz.
  • Violet: Amethyst.
  • Blue: Lapis Lazuli or Sodalite
  • Green/Pink: Green Aventurine or Rose Quartz
  • Yellow: Citrine, Yellow Quartz
  • Orange: Tiger’s Eye, Carnelian
  • Red/Black: Hematite, Obsidian, Rhodonite, Red Jasper

Try to find a store locally to buy them or shop online.

I cannot overemphasize that this all has to do with intuition and intent. It is not at all what I’d call my main area of expertise. I had very little art or music training. I was one of many kids on what I call the “engineering track” in school. Therefore my left brain has always been a bit overactive. I am working to adjust that.

This is how we used to do things long ago. It’s old knowledge, desperately needed in post-modern times. The ways of doing things of the last couple of centuries are just not working, and I have to wonder if they’ve ever “worked.” We need a return to who we were as a people before the corruption of money and state.

Any information I present is not recommended as a cure or treatment for any condition or situation. Consult and continue to consult your physicians and other professionals with whom you’re working.

 

Mohs Hardness Scale

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Source: Mohs Hardness Scale

A meditative moment

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Some days the chatter in the office gets a bit irritating. Yesterday it reached the point where I just couldn’t concentrate on what I was doing. So I got up and went outside. The edge out front between the sidewalk immediately in front of the office and the curb is filled with river stones. When I walked out I had intended to go to my car and just sit for my break and just reset from the cocktail party that was going on among my coworkers. When I’m around any group that is getting increasingly loud and chatty I have to do this sometimes. When I stepped out the rocks caught my eye and I decided to select five or six to build a miniature version of the rock balancing “cairn” sculptures. The display out front is mostly flat white-ish stones of the skipping variety. I bent down to pick one up and the security guard who was close by asked, “Is there something wrong with the rocks?” I looked at him and shook my head and went back to scanning the rocks. I spent the next fifteen minutes going over most of what’s there and the sense of agitation that I was feeling went away. I found these five that would work and I took them inside and placed them on my desk next to the Mac.