Druid Tree Workings: Working with Trees in Urban Settings

The Oak Grove in the Morning Light

The Druid's Garden

Maples growing up through grate--been there for years! Maples growing up through grate–been there for years!

I walk down the sidewalk of a street in the small town that I call home.  As I journey, I see a crabapple friend with ripening fruit, her leaves rustling in the gentle breeze. I reach out to her, and tell her I look forward to harvesting some in the fall.  She is pleased, as her fruit is largely ignored, and delighted that I will return.  I see others along my walk: horse chestnuts, lindens, mulberries, serviceberries, balsam poplars–many trees that are different species from the forests where I often tread.  Finally, I walk across a grate and wave to the maples growing up from below, in the four foot space below the grate and the drainage channel and into someone’s driveway. These urban trees are often shaped by humans in ways forests are not: an odd growth habit becuase of pruning…

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Color Energy & Color Therapy

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Color, or colour as much of the world spells it, is well known to affect us in many ways. In the modern world, it is commonly used to influence us in advertising, decorating, and dress. Color is also used for alternative healing to affect our personal energies and chakras and to stimulate those energies to heal.

Each color has its own light frequency or energy. Color therapy is when the vibrations of light are used to stimulate healing. This can be done by using colored lights, colored crystals, color meditation, colors of environment and adornment, and other means in these writings on color, the properties are shown for each color are written in a sort of shorthand. Positive properties listed are properties where the color is said to enhance those properties or qualities. Negative properties listed are properties where the color is said to decrease or negate those properties. For…

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Amber

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Amber is the fossilized resin of the amber pine tree, petrified over a period of 50 million years. Amber becomes electrically charged when rubbed with a cloth. Amber presents a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. Amber brings patience, protection, psychic shielding, romantic love, sensuality, purification, balance, healing, and calmness.

Energy: purifying, transmuting

Colors: light yellow to reddish-brown, also white, blue, greenish

STAR SIGN: LEO
PLANET: SUN
ELEMENT: FIRE
CHAKRA: SOLAR PLEXUS

amber brownTIPS FOR AMBER

Hold amber to boost your memory if you are forgetful

Wear amber to purify your body, mind, and spirit

Burn amber as an incense to purify rooms and spaces

Wear amber to bring you good luck and protect you from negative energies

Hold amber in your right hand to help you release emotion and focus your mind

Give amber to your loved one to symbolize the renewal of…

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THE WISDOM STONE: LAPIS LAZULI

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Lapis lazuli is a deep balancer and works especially well with the brow and throat areas. It can remove deep levels of stress and trauma from the system, although some discomfort during the clearing process may be experienced. Lapis brings the spiritual qualities of deep silence and perspective that can be unnerving to those unfamiliar with these sensations. It is in this space, however, that profound intuition and inspiration can arise.

Energy: truthful, serious

Colors: deep blue, often with flecks of pyrite or mottled with white calcite

Uses: Lapis lazuli is an excellent stone for psychic development, divination, protection, self-knowledge, wisdom, creativity, magical power, prosperity, doubling out, which is being in the physical world and the “other” world at the same time, shielding and shapeshifting. Lapis Lazuli is a thought amplifier; it expands awareness and is propitious for personal empowerment. Lapis Lazuli boosts energy and the immune system; it…

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The Power of Crystals: The Legacy of Marcel Vogel

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** There is a myriad of sources, in books and on the Internet where you may learn about healing with crystals. Their focus and complexity, like the crystals themselves, come in many assorted flavors. Mainly, this data consists of sincere teachings by alternative therapists. But if you research the subject, you also will find reams of other material about crystals – claims, sometimes hyperbolic, of those who sell them; texts so technical that they are virtually unreadable by the layman; and channeled discourses of Ascended Masters and other Extra-Terrestrial informants – to name a few.

In all of this plethora of information, one source, one man, stands above the rest. His name is Marcel Vogel. In this article, we will refer to him, as his friends did, as Marcel – to distinguish him from the Vogel, or ”Vogel-cut® crystal,” which was his legacy.

Rumi DaWe spoke with Rumi Da, Marcel’s protégé…

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THE FOCUS AND STUDY STONE: FLUORITE

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Fluorite helps to assimilate ideas and information from many different sources into conscious awareness. Sudden ideas, inventions, new technologies, and dreams of the future are all encouraged by this stone. Working with the brow chakra, fluorite focuses its energy on the functioning of the mind, helping physical coordination, dexterity, balance, and learning skills.

Energy: inventive, coordinated, integrated

Colors: translucent in shades of blue, purple, pink, red, white, brown, yellow, gold or colorless

Uses: Fluorite can be used for self-discipline, harmony, balance, empowering female energy, other-world experience, cancer remission, arthritis, enhancing sexuality, spiritual awakening, and out-of-body experience. Fluorite projects a sense of peace and tranquility. Benefits teeth and bones.

Star Sign: Pisces
Planet: Neptune
Element: Water
Chakra: Brow

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TIPS FOR FLUORITE

Put fluorite on your desk to focus your mind

Give a gift of fluorite to bond a relationship

Place fluorite in children’s bedrooms to reduce over-excitability at night

Carry fluorite…

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Lemurian Seed Crystals

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PROPERTIES OF LEMURIAN SEED CRYSTALS

Lemurian Star Seed crystals are “master” crystals within the Crystal Kingdom. Within the planetary hologram, they are linked to all other crystals.

They transmit to these crystals the message of Oneness and Unity and Love that was the key energy of Lemuria.

This is their work, to reactivate within the planetary matrix this ancient memory of Oneness and Unity so that it may become the way of life on the New Earth.

These crystals are connected to inner earth, the earth’s surface, and the stars, and serve as links to these various magnetic fields. On the individual level, each seed crystal is energetically connected to all other seed crystals.

This connection is a living example of the message of the Lemurian seed crystals. They teach us how to be both individuals and integral parts of the cosmic design, that all beings are equal. They…

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Egypt’s Peridot {August Alternate Birthstone}

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Peridot History

Shimmering, pale green peridot–often called the evening emerald–is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word “peridot” can be pronounced as “PAIR-uh-doe” or “PAIR-uh-dot.” While both pronunciations are found in the dictionary, the actual word of origin for peridot is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions and internal fractures often found within peridot gemstone beads. Chrysolite (an older German word) was also used to describe it before the word peridot was applied to all gem quality peridot stones.

Sometimes also referred to as olivine, it is only found in one color–green. This uncommon green color is best known simply as peridot green and it varies from olive to brownish green. This green was highly prized by ancient admirers because it was often thought to be emerald, which is one of the greatest compliments peridot could ever receive. It is…

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August Birthstone: Sardonyx

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Sardonyx History

Sardonyx can be traced back four thousand years to Ancient Egypt. For most of its history, this stone has been used to create cameos and intaglios. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces with cameos of Venus in hopes of harnessing the power of the goddess of love. It was also common for soldiers to wear sardonyx rings and carvings containing images of Mars, the god of war, into battle as a means of protection. Sardonyx was also a popular stone for Roman seals and signet rings that were used to imprint wax emblems on official documents because hot wax doesn’t stick to this stone.Sardonyx is an agate whose banding is straight and parallel. Much like agate, it is dyed to enhance or change its colors. Dyeing agate was an art practiced by the Romans from early on, but it reached perfection in the 1820s in Oberstein, Germany…

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THE STONE OF PERFECT EXPRESSION: AMAZONITE

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The color of amazonite aligns to the heart and throat chakras. It is a calming stone that helps to balance and stabilize the nervous system. Communication, memory, and brain functions are all enhanced by amazonite.

Energy: outgoing, curious

Colors: blue-green, green

Uses: Amazonite will assist you in finding a personal truth, luck, prosperity, successful completion, growth, soothing energy, creativity, psychic ability and receiving energy.

Star Sign: Virgo
Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
Chakra: Heart

TIPS FOR AMAZONITE

Hold amazonite to calm your nerves and bring peace if you are feeling troubled
Keep amazonite near you to help you focus when studying or learning any new skill
Wear or carry amazonite to boost your aura
Place amazonite in your work place to enhance creativity and stimulate the flow of idea
Carry amazonite when you feel low – it is a “feel good” stone

amazonite_cwTHE ENERGY OF AMAZONITE KEEPS YOU CALM AND COMPOSED

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