Calcites are remarkable healing stones, and red calcite is no exception.
They have a gentle and penetrating energy that is able to get to the heart of an issue.
Red Calcite is an excellent stone for grounding and moving stagnant energy. It works particularly well with the first and second chakras. As it works, it increases energy, leaving you feeling invigorated and vibrant.
Healing Energy of Red Calcite
Another interesting use for red calcite arises from the way it looks — similar to muscle. Because of this, it is a wonderful mineral for easing physical muscle tension.
I have a friend who is a nurse, and she purchased a red calcite for her own physical healing. The next week she came back and bought 2 more because she had given hers to a patient. Two weeks later she came back again and said she needed 10 stones. “I keep giving them to patients and they love them, so I can’t keep my own stone.” She still comes by now and then to get her supply of calcite. “It just makes everyone feel really good,” she tells me.
Red Calcite is also a great stone to use when you are starting a new project — particularly a creative project.
Exercise to Use With Red Calcite
Here is an exercise you can do when you are beginning a project or new phase of your life.
The intention of this exercise is to address and release any fear or anxiety about the project (or life change). Anything that might hold you back.
These are the steps:
- Sit in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
- Hold a red calcite on your 2nd chakra (just below your navel).
- Focus on any fear or anxiety you have about your plan/project that is holding you back.
- Create an image/color for this fear and surround your image with the color red. (It can also just be a red ball.)
- Let the color surround the image you have come up with.
- Focus on your breath — take a deep breath in and as you release the breath, imagine you are releasing/pushing your fear into the stone held at the 2nd chakra.
- Do this breath work for as long as the color remains in your body (or until it significantly dissapates).
- Take one final breath and really push the last of the color into the stone.
- Remove the stone and cleanse.
This exercise can be done several times if the issue you are working on is large.
You can get extra support as you do this by creating a circle of grounding stones around the place you are sitting.
I find this exercise very helpful. It bypasses the thinking mind and just works with the body.
The less you get into your head about it, the better it will work. I know this from my own experience :).
I will create a video to talk you through this. Click here for the video.
This is a question I get asked a lot. It took me a long time to learn the difference between jasper and agate. There are still some times when I get confused, but it seems that geologists can also get confused between these two classifications of stone.
Basically they are both made up of microcrystalline quartz. According to Hobart King, geologist at RockTumbler.com, “the word microcrystalline means that the quartz is in the form of crystals that are so small that a microscope must be used to visualize them individually.”
I have linked the article above because it is a very clear and concise explanation of jasper and agate. (He throws in chalcedony as well but I’m keeping it simple here.)
Both jasper and agate are forms of chalcedony, as well as being classified as quartz (SIO2.
Agates are translucent to semitransparent and jaspers are opaque.
Agates, according to Mr. King, “form in areas of volcanic activity where waters, rich in dissolved silica (quartz) flow through fractures and cavities in igneous rock. When the solution is highly concentrated with dissolved silica, a silica gel can form on the walls of these cavities. That gel will slowly crystallize to form microcrystalline quartz.”
Impurities within the silica create the colorful bands in agate over time.
Jasper is formed when there are enough impurities or foreign matter to make the rock opaque.
Again, Mr. King writes, “jasper often forms when fine particulate minerals are cemente together by the silica gel.”
I would encourage you to go to the article and read the entire thing for more interesting information.
Some Notes on Healing Uses
While my interests in rocks and crystals came from a purely metaphysical space, I find the geology fascinating as well.
In reading the article mentioned here, I had a few insights on how I might use some of these stones going forward. (Or why I use them in the way I do.)
Jasper has always seemed to work exceptionally well on the denser physical level of the body. It penetrates that denseness and gets to the heart of what has manifested as a physical problem or symptom.
Agate, on the other hand, often works with the more fluid nature of the emotions.
Together I feel they make a healing matrix that can be used to get to the heart of a physical problem, and to work with both the symptoms and the root cause.
In both cases, if you are a collector focused on the beauty of Mother Earth, you can’t do better than to have these beautiful specimens in your collection.
To purchase some great jasper and agate samples click Jasper and Agate.
I have been experimenting with golden healer crystals this month. When I got these stones, I knew that they were going to be important.
It has been several years since I have seen these stones. They are appearing now because the time has come for them to reappear and assist us all in higher healing and awareness.
The healing layout I was shown by my guides uses these stones: golden healer, plasma quartz (any clear quartz points here), golden danburite, gold spirit quartz and apophyllite. It is pictured here.
Since I like to try out new healing layouts on myself and a few of those close to me, I first tried it out on my partner Bob.
He was blown away by its power.
Immediately he connected with Ra (Egyptian Sun god) as well as his usual guide Amaterasu ( a Japanese Sun/fire goddess).
He felt a high vibration energy surge, followed by an understanding of, or opening of star channels into this dimension.
He was able to see the web connecting all life activating in a new way, extending out into the Universe.
While experiencing this, he said he felt remarkably grounded within his physical body.
Next I tried it on myself. Here is what I experienced:
At first I could feel my etheric body rising up and out of my energy field. I got the sense that I was joining with my 5th dimensional higher self in some more definitive way.
As my etheric body rose up, I was able to view — almost like a fast-forward movie — my lives throughout the ages. I saw them race by and then dissolve. There was an awareness that a clean slate had opened up. One that I can write, paint, dance in any way that I choose.
Toward the end of the session, I saw a vision of a shamanic journey that I had taken the previous week where my body was rising up through the mud inside of a lotus stem. In the journey I got to the top of the flower and could see another version of me sitting on top of the blooming lotus. I sat down opposite myself and we looked into each other’s eyes. I knew she was me and not me — a higher frequency version of me.
Today, as I lay with the stone grid on my body, I had the same vision, only this time I got up, walked across the lotus blossom and re-integrated with the high frequency version of myself. As we merged together, my session came to an end.
This crystal healing layout has a lot of potential for healing and integration into the higher self. It will need to be tested out on a few more people, but I am excited about what it is doing so far.
I feel like it will be a wonderful tool for integration and reunion of 3rd and 5th dimensional bodies/spirits.
There is great potential here to help people release once and for all, all of the 3rd dimensional lives that have brought them to where they are today. It will be different for each individual, and may not be for everyone right away, but I have the sense that it will help just about anyone who is ready to move to the next level of their own evolution.
I will update you as I work more with this grid.
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The golden ray grid pictured here acts as a gateway to higher consciousness.
It contains stones that I consider high vibration connectors: Heliodor, Citrine, Plasma Quartz and Brucite. Bringers of light each and every one.
One of the best definitions of the Golden Ray that I have found comes from this blog article by Ahtayaa Leigh in OmTimes Magazine 2015.
The Golden Ray
The Golden Ray is the 12th Ray of Creation and is the highest frequency of God’s Light currently available to the Earth plane. It contains the essence of all the preceding rays, and its energy is what is known as Christ Consciousness; the experience of Oneness with the Creator.
When you activate the Golden Ray in your field, you connect with the Great Central Sun, which is the Firstborn of Creation, from where all souls originate. Therefore, when you connect with the Great Central Sun through the Golden Ray of Unity Consciousness, you connect with the highest aspect of your soul, which resides in Oneness with all souls. It is the Great Oversoul. In this space, everything in Creation is known, including the best solution for every imbalance. When you work with this Ray, you go beyond healing. It brings forth complete transformation and spiritual rebirth.
The ultimate purpose of the Golden Ray is to assist souls in their journey back to the One, but on a more mundane level, it manifests the qualities of peace, harmony, creativity and unconditional love. It also balances the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine energies within. It is the Ray of God that blends the physical with the Spiritual, combining Heaven and Earth.
The Golden Ray brings you into the Now, helping you gain inner clarity and inner knowing, while opening your connection to be guided by your highest Self.
Meditation with the Golden Ray
When I meditated with this golden ray grid I got the following information:
This grid is a gateway to the light. It opens the halls of knowledge and wisdom. It is one path to elevation. A way to climb out of the darkness.
This is not to negate the darkness, for it is there that some of the greatest wisdom is gained. You do not, however, have to live in that place anymore. It is a function of where you have been, not where you are going.
The Golden Ray can come on line when you have found your way through the darkness within you. Not by bypassing it but by acknowledging it as a part of you.
By accepting and integrating all of your pieces, you can walk through the gateway of higher understanding.
In this place you can choose darkness as the deep rich soil of the Earth where creations are born. And the light of Being, where those creations are brought forth.
It is a new way to view duality. As a place of choosing and directing your energies. Dark and Light = Creation and Expression.
Neither good nor bad. Just being in an elevated state. In the sparkles.
Create Your Own Grid
This is the message of the grid I have created here. I encourage you to meditate with it for your own messages.
Or create your own grid that reflects your understanding of the Golden Ray.
Send me a picture if you like, I’d love to see your creations.
To me, citrine is the stone that most captures the light of the sun in all of its radiance. In this season of the return of the sun, this is a particularly appropriate stone to focus on.
I feature it periodically, because it is one of my favorite stones. One of my friends once said that she would buy all the citrine in the world if she could. A woman after my own heart.
Traditionally, citrine works with the 3rd chakra, and it helps you connect to your own power which comes from love. It is also a stone of abundance and manifestation.
According to my favorite book, Crystalline Communion 2000, “the third chakra is where we inhale our inspiration for life, and citrine facilitates an influx of white light and positive energies through this chakra.”
Lately the energies of this stone are working with the heart chakra and the 5th dimensional frequency of compassion that originates there.It is the stone most connected with the “Christ Consciousness” of the new energies coming onto the Earth at this time.
Citrine helps you to access your own radiance. It connects you to the work of your highest essence. What I see it doing is assisting you to access more of your “higher self” within the physical body.
Use this stone when you want to get clear, release distractions and fears, and really connect with the power that comes from Source.
Citrines connect you with your own sun energy, especially when you feel depleted or sad.
Some of the new citrines I have for sale come from South Africa. They have a natural deep gold color that is amazing. You can see them here.
Zyamara jasper is a stone that is new to me. It comes from Madagascar and the exotic name and location are reflected in these stunning stones.
I looked into the stone deeply in order to feel my way into its story. I could see it swirling, drifting and forming pictures that morphed into other pictures.
This is a stone of shapeshifting. There are layers and layers of meaning here and it takes time to bring them all out.
Zyamara jasper will assist you in exploring the many layers of your soul’s journey:
- What do you need to uncover for more understanding?
- What layers need to be shed so that you can move forward with ease?
- What do you need for your highest healing?
This jasper will help you answer these questions.
It is a stone that can unravel and bring into the open all of the masks you wear. In doing this it will help you to get at the truth of who you are. Once you have this understanding, you can move into self-acceptance, and finally into self love.
Look deeply into this stone, meditate on the images you see there, and allow information and answers to surface.
Another way to work with Zyamara jasper is to formulate a question, then repeat the meditation above, seeing the answers come out through the intricate designs within the stone.
Here are a few of these gorgeous stones:
These stones have sold out. Look for more after the 2019 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.