Selecting Gemstones by Energy

I’ve noticed several people mention they like “pretty rocks” but have no idea how to go about picking them. Here’s my very simple technique for getting a good gemstone for you without knowing thing one about ’em!

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Fool’s Journey and Personal Truths

Search for Personal Truth

Nobody else has my answers. Or yours.

The exchange with SaDiablo over here got me thinking.

I’ve always had trouble with the holier-than-thou “this is the one true way” proclamations, regardless of the mouth from which they emerge. That’s part of what got my ass out of organized religion–and part of what makes me cringe with some new age replacements. Truth doesn’t become so because it’s said with great authority by someone wearing long robes or standing on a remote mountaintop. Stage presence is nice, but doesn’t change the quality of the message.

It’s not real, capital-T Truth for me until it hits my heart and resonates. Authoritative tones don’t make that happen. It’s a very personal experience, a knowing in my heart, an internal click or an “aha”moment, that makes it my truth. Before, it may have been many people’s truth, but it wasn’t mine. Borrowing another’s truth isn’t very satisfying.

As such, my truth can (and has) changed over the years. Otherwise, I’ve limited capacity to create and grow. If you don’t remain humble, truth can’t find it’s way  up that ivory tower where you’re holing up. Arrogance makes good blinders.

I had a hard time when I sat down to write the About section for this site. Would saying I have no clue where I’m going hurt the business viability here? I mean, I have to consider this stuff. Good intention doesn’t pay rent. I could be perceived as awfully simple sitting next to someone claiming to have all the answers wrapped up in a neat little packages (and available right now for $49.95).

But really, it doesn’t matter. If I can’t do it in a way that’s real and valid and in keeping with my truth, it’s not worth pursing. I AM a Foool on a Fool’s Journey, and I know others are, too. Like all Fool’s Journeys, it’s intensely personal to me. But maybe us seekers can share little stops and pointers on this journey together. That’s what I’m looking for and what I want to give to you. Some seeker companionship.

What do you notice about your truth?

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Softening the Sharp Edges with Rose Quartz Love Vibes!

rose-quartz-gemstone-metaphyscial-propertiesRose Quartz is a form of Quartz crystal with a pinkish hue, sometimes very softly colored or sometimes, a deeper pink, and it’s a staple of any gemstone collection. The stone is usually translucent, some even transparent. I have always preferred the softer pink colors, so those are the ones I can speak to from personal experience.

Rose Quartz is known as the stone of love, associated with the Heart Chakra. It has a very soothing and gentle energy. I’m most likely to grab for  Rose Quartz when I’m sad, mad, lonely or feeling unloved somehow.

Going through a very difficult period with a family member once (read: constantly pissed), I used this stone a LOT. I especially liked the rough-cut then, turning it over and over in my hand until the difficult feelings passed. The sharper edges suited my mood while the stone’s energy had a chance to sink in. I  churned that stone so much, I was actually surprised it didn’t wear smooth! I still reach for it when I want to soften a sharp mood.

I also have a lamp on my Tarot desk. I turn it on for readings, and will sometimes lay my hands on it for a minute when I need a quick “love charge” or I’m sending some love energy out into the energy sea for any reason.

Before my daughter moved off, I gave her a little Rose Quartz heart I’d held, focusing on channeling my love and support for her into the stone. I wanted her to have something from me to call on even when I was far away, and to help with missing mom. I knew I was going to be missing her!

Rose Quartz is a good choice for dealing with breakups, melancholy, or missing someone as well as anger. It’s also great for agitation and emotional turmoil of any kind. Basically, any disturbance of the heart (including physical heart issues) is a good candidate for some Rose Quartz energy. It’s healing though love.

How do you like your Rose Quartz?

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Jewels the Psychic Cat!

Jewels the Tarot Kitty!

Jewels understands me better than many people.

I like saying I was a cat in a former life. When I first started saying this, it was mostly just my Leo rising, joking. But after talking for years to Jewels, I’m not kidding quite so much anymore.

When I had an intuitive portrait done at a psychic fair, the first thing out of the artist’s mouth was, “You’re surrounded by cats!” I had to laugh–I had five of ’em at the time! There’s no denying my affinity with felines. And it’s easy to see with Jewels, since we’re close.

I’ve long said this kitty is psychic. It’s the most reasonable explanation. She KNOWS when I’m having a bad day and gives me extra attention, even in uncharacteristic ways. She’s incredibly smart. She hides when something she doesn’t like is coming up (without any indication of what’s coming) and is exceptionally vocal, carrying on full conversations with me.

Technically, I (generally) speak in English and she responds in Cat. But we do understand each other perfectly. I’m taking this as evidence!

Have you ever known a psychic animal?


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Mini-Meditation: Fly Away from Conflict

Mini-Meditation: Fly Away from Conflict 1My husband gave me a version of this mini-meditation when I was all riled up over somebody else’s conflict. Works great!

See yourself outside, atop a very high mountain in a beautiful range. The conflict that’s been surrounding you, touching your life and your heart, still exists, but it’s down in the valley below where you’re now sitting.

Gazing down into the valley, you can catch only glimpses of the battle now. The people are far away. You can see there are words exchanged, but have no idea what’s being said.  They are so far away, there’s just nothing for you to do. They must resolve their own differences. You send them love and wish them well.

Instead, you turn your attention to the flowers, on the ground next to you. They’re lovely and smell so sweet…a gentle breeze rustles through the trees and carries their soothing scent, whisking away any remaining tension, just like a warm, cleansing shower. You can no longer hear voices over the chorus of birds singing. Breathe in the beauty and calm of the life energy surrounding you.

Just then, an eagle flies by, catching your attention. “How lovely it must be to fly,” you think.

As you shift focus to the eagle, your energy merges and you can see through his eyes. You’re flying! Watch, fly with the eagle, soaring up and down through the clouds, swooping swiftly past the people, past the tops of pine trees, over a river and through the most amazing landscape you’ve ever seen. Travel with the Eagle as long as you like, and let him show you some of  his awesome world.

When you’re ready, thank your Eagle friend and ask him to return you home/dixiblog/domains/

Mini-Meditation: Fly Away from Conflict 2

Let me know if you try this one.

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Using Infinite: The Healers’ Gemstone

Infinite /Infinity Healing GemstoneAt a psychic fair eons ago, before I was actively working with cards or much anything metaphysical, I got a very, very good reading. So I asked the reader about progressing on my own path since she clearly had a hotline here, and she suggested I start getting gemstones.

At the time, it seemed kind of crazy to me. “Rocks? Rocks are going to help me develop spiritually? Really?!?” Dumbfounded but sold by the quality of the reading, I went ahead and picked up some rocks that day and eventually, learned to appreciate the energy stones carry. I’m glad I did!

One of my absolute favorite pieces is this sizable hunk of Infinite (or Infinity) gemstone–a type of green Serpentine and Chrysotile found in South Africa. It comes in different shades. The lighter green is the more gentle variety, the darker green more concentrated energy. I was lucky enough to find a piece that has both. Well worth the $15 it cost me to win it on eBay.

Infinite gemstone draws out pain, both physical and emotional. (And what pain isn’t both?)  Some use a small piece of Infinite as a Worry stone, or sleep with it under their pillow. These stones have a very gentle, soft energy. Some say it helps connect to the angelic realms, drawing out negative energy and mending holes in the aura and very grounding.

I can tell you from personal experience it helps eliminate pain. I’ve used it for nausea, cramps, headaches, backaches, you name it. Whatever hurts, it’s helped. Most effective seems to be simply laying the Infinite stone on body wherever it hurts. You don’t have to have skin contact, but I prefer to whenever practical. It’s fastest that way. Once you’ve placed the stone, divert your attention from any discomfort and let it go. Within a few minutes, when you remember to check, the pain has vanished. It really is that simple.

I’ve seen a few sources suggest this stone needs frequent clearing, but others say it’s one of the few that’s perpetually self-clearing. I’ve never felt the need to energetically clean or charge my Infinite stone in any way and it continues to work just fine, so I’m voting with self-clearing camp. Of course, if you’d prefer to clear yours, it certainly wouldn’t hurt anything. As always, your own intuition is your most reliable guide.

Have you used Infinite or are you interested in trying it?

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