Good morning Soul Tribe! Even though the calendar says February, Nature says Spring! The wetlands are full of pre-nesting ducks, geese, red wing blackbirds, herons and other waterfowl, while the woodlands are full of cardinals, robins, blue jays, chickadees, titmouses, nuthatches and other beautiful song birds who are putting on a Spring symphony. Everywhere you look, tender green shoots of Spring bulbs and hardy plants are pushing upward through the damp earth, reaching for the Sun. Everything feels new, fresh, poised for vibrant, riotous growth. We, of Northeastern Ohio, are not completely fooled by this outrageous display. We know that Winter and Spring will do their annual dance for dominance until at least early April. But the energy of Spring is here nonetheless. How can we harness this energy to jump start our lives? Our projects? Our dreams? Our intentions? If you've been feeling a bit stagnant or stuck in a rut, get outside today and drink in the vibrant energy of Spring! Let it stimulate your creative, confident self. Let it propel you forward! We Ohioans know the warm weather won't last, so get out there and lap it up! Take a walk, hug a tree, listen to the birdsong, admire the tenacity of Spring bulbs pushing heavenward. Take this energy into your body and feel the ice melting and growth beginning within. Nature is indeed our greatest teacher on this Earth Walk. Happy Spring in February!💖
Love is a many-splendored thing, as all poets, musicians, artists and humans all around the globe have proclaimed from the dawn of humanity! In this month dedicated to romantic love in our culture, there is an energetic surge created by the collective, which we can ride to more deeply explore love in all of its many expressions. From romantic love, to self love, maternal love, universal love, passionate love, sacred love and everything in between, there's a crystal for that! Read on to explore how the Crystalline Kingdom can help to enhance love in so many ways.
Rose Quartz is the ultimate stone for enhancing self-love. When we come to love ourselves unconditionally, "warts and all", only then can we truly love others unconditionally and be of service to others. Self-love is THE most important step on our path of evolution here at University Earth. Bring a Rose Quartz into your life and vibrate with its loving, soothing frequency. Let it teach you about the Love that you are at your core, as a spark of the Divine, an integral piece of Source energy. Rose Quartz assists with heart healing in that it teaches us to fully embrace and love who we truly are. We can all benefit greatly from the wisdom and vibration of this great crystal teacher. Rose Quartz carries the Elemental energies of Water, soothing emotions and gently cleansing toxic emotional residue from our emotional body. Don't let its simplicity fool you...Rose Quartz is a master in this arena!
Lepidolite is a master heart-healing stone. It has a high content of Lithium, which naturally lifts the mood and soothes whatever ails you emotionally. Lepidolite assists us in releasing that which no longer serves us. When we hold onto excess emotional baggage, we are unable to grow, evolve and hold our full quotient of Light. Lepidolite gently teaches us to "let go and let God", assisting us to embrace acceptance, self-love, forgiveness, seeing the bigger energetic picture. Lepidolite carries the energy of the Water Element which works gently but thoroughly on our emotional body to cleanse and renew. It works its magic on the Heart chakra while also connecting with the Sacred Mind for higher truth within any situation.
Hiddenite (Green) & Kunzite (Pink) are both varieties of Spodumene that are invaluable in their heart-healing qualities. Hiddenite and Kunzite both contain high levels of Lithium which naturally lift the mood and soothe emotions. Hiddenite and Kunzite teach us about joy and gratitude. We feel joy when receiving blessings from the Universe, and we send gratitude in appreciation for these blessings. Joy and gratitude are a cycle. When we live in a state of joy and gratitude, we magnetically draw more of the same experience into our lives through resonance and the Law of Attraction. Hiddenite and Kunzite teach us to see the blessings within any event, to resonate with gratitude for the simplest things, to find the joy within every situation. These crystal allies gently but thoroughly work on the emotional body to bring about heart-healing through resonance with the ecstatic states of joy and gratitude. They also carry the energies of the Water Element.
Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite) is a beautiful stone embodying the Elemental energies of Water. The structure of Tourmaline with its many striations or grooves acts as a physical and energetic channel for the rapid movement of energy. Here, this crystal ally allows expression of emotions and allows energetic clearing of deep-seated or buried emotions that no longer serve. When we express our emotions and our heart's desire in a healthy manner, we free ourselves from the burden of toxic emotions that may otherwise take up residence in our emotional bodies and hearts. Not surprisingly, Pink Tourmaline also contains a high content of Lithium, allowing emotional soothing and mood elevation. Powerful stuff!
Ruby is a beautiful stone embodying the Elemental energies of Earth. Ruby is THE best stone around to help us feel more comfortable in our physical bodies while embracing all of the pleasures the physical form has to offer! Hence, Ruby fans the flames of physical passion in a big way! Bring this powerful crystal ally into your life and ignite the romantic flames of passion this Valentine's Day. Ruby also assists in maintaining health and vitality by enhancing the flow of Life Force within our physical bodies. It is a tonic for the body in all arenas!
And not to be outdone by Ruby, Carnelian certainly does its part to fan the flames of passionate love! Carnelian bears the Elemental energies of Fire. It is all about passion, vitality, sexuality, confidence. Want to have a special night of passion this Valentine's Day??? Place a grid of 6 Carnelian stones in a hexagonal (6-sided) grid around your bedroom and feel the dome of passionate energy sweep you and your beloved into an ecstatic evening to remember! Carnelian also promotes creativity, success, movement, action, physical health and hormonal balance. It works primarily on the Sacral chakra, but also influences the Root and Solar Plexus. Enjoy Carnelian's energy boost and soar to new heights!
Shiva Lingams are also amazing stones that can fan the flames of passion into ecstatic realms. These are forms of Quartz with many inclusions from the Narmada River in India. The form represents the Divine Masculine, while the markings represent the Divine Feminine. Together they embody the Divine Union of both polarities. These potent Storm Element stones initiate the rising of the kundalini, the "coiled serpent" of energy that lies at the base of the spine. As it rises, stimulated by sexual passion, we reach states of ecstatic union with our beloved, resulting in a rapid expansion of consciousness and spiritual awakening. Very powerful stuff indeed! This experience is the metaphorical alchemical conversion of lead into gold.
Selenite is an ethereal stone bearing the Air / Wind Element energies within its beautiful form. It is the best crystal ally, in my opinion, for connecting with the Higher Self, Spirit, the Divine. Selenite has a very high frequency and assists our human crystal to vibrate with this higher frequency, opening us up to all manner of communion with Spirit. Selenite helps us open to Divine Love. When we fully open to and embrace Divine Love within our lives, we realize that THAT is what we have been searching for our entire lives! Selenite also assists those in committed loving relationships to connect on spiritual levels, reaching new heights, fully embodying the God and Goddess for complete Divine Soul connection: the ultimate experience and expression of Love in the human form!