Indonesian Jasper: Stone of Heart Opening

indonesian jasperI just found this Indonesian Jasper at the Denver Gem and Mineral show. Although I know and love jasper, this one was new to me.

It is a lovely green and red/pink color and I immediately felt its heart energy.

When I sat down to listen to the stone I heard this first. This stone will ground in a completely open heart. I will allow hearts to stay open and protected at the same time.

Here are some “direct quotes” from the stone:

  • I will watch over you as you spread unconditional love throughout the planet.
  • I will be there when you need a loving place to land and gather yourself to yourself.
  • I can remind you that the Great Mother is always there to sustain and replenish you when you are tired and overwhelmed.
  • I am here to help you rest when you need it.

There is a softness that is emerging that may not be seen or obvious. It is the gradual (or sometimes not so gradual) opening of all hearts. This feeling may be unfamiliar to many and sometimes even frightening. This stone is here to remind you that this heart softening is a natural state of being.

When you reach thia state, relax into it and the evidence of the true shift in the energies of the planet/Universe will begin to appear all around you.

Use this jasper as a touchstone for unconditional love. Give it to others as a token of this love.

Here are some other ways to use this stone:

  • Jasper is naturally grounding, so it can be used when you are feeling scattered and unfocused.
  • It is a very healing stone physically, so this particular jasper can be used on the physical heart as an addition to other therapies.]
  • It a a gentle energy, so can be used really well with children.
  • In a grid, it can be used to successfully ground the energy of unconditional love onto the planet.

To see more of this great stone, click here.

Best Crystals for Beginners

One question I get asked all of the time about crystals is — “I am new to this, what are some good stones to use if you are just beginning?”

My answer may vary from time to time, but one thing is constant: my favorite all-around tool is clear quartz.

With a clear quartz crystal point, you can do almost anything. Quartz can be programmed with your intention. It is a perfect “holder” of information. (more…)

Apophyllite: Portal Stone of Transcendance

ApoApophyllitephyllite is a stone I use for elevation. It sparkles out to the Universe with joy.

To work with any stone, I first ask the stone how it wishes to be used. It will speak to me (or sometimes not) and I will simply write down what I hear and feel.

When I sat with my apophyllite here is what I received:

The feeling of joy, exuberance, and a desire to dance came to me immediately. You cannot hold this stone without smiling. It uplifts your spirits and raises the vibration of all it touches.

Like most crystals, it will speak to you in song and tone, but with this particular stone it is much easier to hear this. It is the sweet clear voice of the angels.

Apophyllite is the diamond light that transforms us all, creating a portal to transcendence. It attunes you to the knowledge of passages from one place to another. It creates a bridge into the light when you need it most.

This stone helps you to know the way of least resistance — whether in times of birth and death — or just as a passage from one way of living to another. It helps you to see the subtleties of choices, and to fashion your choosing in ways that serve your soul.

There are several good ways to use apophyllite. It is an excellent stone to use in grids. It beautifully elevates and clears the energy of a room. It brings in a higher vibration and a  feeling of joy. I have them all over my house, I am always finding little grids that I forgot were there. They always bring a smile when I find them.

For a grid, you can work with 5 – 11 apophyllites alone or mix some in with any grid you are creating to elevate the vibration of your space.

Apophyllite is also an excellent stone to use when you meditate. Because it creates a portal, there is easy access into the unseen worlds where guidance and answers are available.

In a few days I will add a video meditation to use with apophyllite. Just grab your stone, hold it in your left hand and get comfortable.

I welcome comments and questions about how you experience your apophyllite. To see stones available for purchase click here.

Carnelian: Interesting Facts On Its History and Uses

As promised in November’s newsletter, here is some more in-depth information on historic uses of carnelian. This fascinating stone has been used since ancient times for both its beauty and its healing and protective qualities.

Carnelian: Begin With Color

Carnelian Color has always been a big part of how a stone or crystal works. According to the book Edgar Cayce On the Power of Color Stones and Crystals, by Dan Campbell, “Traced down to its smallest particles, the material world reveals itself as vibration. It is through their vibrations that colors speak to us.” The color within a stone determines the velocity at which it vibrates, which in turn is in resonance with a particular area of the body.

Because people all have unique vibratory qualities, no one stone is a fit for everyone, nor will it definitely correspond with a particular area of the body. Campbell (who is referring to the teachings of Edgar Cayce) states, “A stone can offer benefits to a person if the vibrations of each are in accord.”

According to Cayce, orange is expansive mentally and physically, assisting in the assimilation of thought as well as food. its vibration is in resonance with the procreation process. It also arouses the mind to greater awareness, which can be brought to bear on the creative process. It wakes us up. If the qualities of light an color were not available to ancient man, the feeling of stones and gems came through without the understanding. (more…)

Scheelite: Stone of Comfort and Peace

ScheeliteScheelite is a new stone (to me at least) that I found at a recent gem show. The specimens I have come from Turkey. It is a beautiful blue and tan stone with many layers — a painting from the Earth.

The word that keeps coming to me as I hold Scheelite in my hand is equanimity. When I look this up in the dictionary, it says — equanimity is evenness of mind, especially under stress. Composure, balance. Equanimity suggests a habit of mind that is only rarely disturbed under great strain. That sounds about right. (more…)

Wisdom of the Grandmothers is On Sale Now

Wisdom of the GrandmothersIf you are a reader of the newsletter, or a friend of Spirit Dancer Crystals, you will know that this book has been a long time coming. I am beyond excited to announce that Wisdom of the Grandmothers: Tips for Living from the Realms of Love, is on Amazon right now. I am so grateful to all of the people who have made this book possible — you know who you are.

This book comes out of an exercise I was given in my woman’s circle — to spend 5 minutes a day meditating with a photo of each of my grandmothers, asking them for guidance. As I sat with the spirits of these remarkable women each day, my pen moving rapidly across the page, they offered up their stories, wisdom and advice in the most loving way imaginable.

Early on, I knew that something extraordinary was happening, and I also knew that their experiences and their guidance from beyond was something people everywhere could benefit from. In a unique diary format, I posed a question each day and received answers that helped me to redefine my life and my path. Foremost in my mind throughout this journey was the question, “How can this benefit others?”

Through their own stories and through their wisdom from the realms of love in which they now dwell, they covered topics such as:

  • Finding your own voice and using it
  • The cost of saying “no” to yourself
  • Working to overcome resistance and procrastination
  • Dealing with change and transition in a graceful way
  • Manifesting your life from a place of power

For those people who are in the process of “no longer playing small” this book is medicine for the soul. It contains the wisdom I wish I would have known and spoken throughout my life. It is the second chance for my grandmothers (and all women) to have their voices heard.

I invite you to join my grandmothers. Sit down with a cup of tea and a scone, and delve into the wisdom that comes from beyond the beyond. If you enjoy the book, I would love it if you would consider leaving a short review on Amazon where you found it. To get the book now go here.