Have you ever been enraptured by a crystal. Mesmerized by the dancing light that is caught and redirected by the facets natural or man made. This is a picture of Prehnite. It is said that this mineral, heals the healer enhances precognition and inner knowing while aiding in accessing higher spiritual beings. It has also been said that it induces deep meditation and is useful in visualization. This mineral is on my “to see” list next time we are visiting the museum not far from here. (note to self… mark calendar now for the Rock and Mineral show in Bancroft this summer!)
Somewhere in your home, jewelry box, desk drawer, do you have a stone or personal amulet. We all have different ways of thinking and feeling, some of us will readily admit to having a slight leaning towards the magic of crystals and symbols, while others will deny any interest, yet they carry around a special coin or button a souvenir or memory from another time. For awhile I had so many boxes, drawers and displays of the many minerals I’d collected either for display or wearing it was silly. I really had too many, yes too many, how can I say that, or why do I say that? Simple, once you have so much of something that you no longer see all the wonderful treasures you collected, and barely remember then till you actually lay eyes on them again, then in my book, you’ve passed into the realm of a collector or hoarder. If that mineral, gemstone or object that you once desired is now just sitting gathering dust, or in a box packed away from the light and air that it grew in, why are you still holding on to it.
Did you know that Labradorite is the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura. It strengthens natural energies from within and protects against negativity. If you are going to explore alternate levels of consciousness, this is the mineral to have at hand. Have you noticed, that I am tying in the natural wonder of the earths gifts to states of mind that we seek in our daily lives or patterns that we replay over the many “cycles” we live here on earth. I stand guilty before you of such behaviour. It was another of my personal lessons on letting go. LOL it wasn’t easy, it started years ago, and I am still in the process today… my “collections” were so many and varied. Each time I did “let go” and either give away to friends/family or simply pass along, I felt an amazing sense of release, and believe it or not, if I was there to see the “objects” being admired and enjoyed, I’d swear that I saw the object glow in the light of being appreciated again. There I’ve said it. I may have owned it, but I no longer appreciated it. I’m talking of objects here, but dear reader, stop and think…… this is behaviour, we often without thinking, comes out when we are dealing with family and friends. It is not intentional, it just happens.
Long Time friendships are a two way mirror, a gift … a blessing in our lives. In the maturing process, I’ve realized just how precious a good friendship is. Friends come in many shapes and sizes, at the core of a lasting friendship, is a bond of trust and love that endures the test of time. Let’s enjoy and appreciate the personalities and differences we all have.
Life is Art – Oyashikiri