WORKING WITH CRYSTALS AT THE LIMINAL POINT OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Working with Crystals at the Liminal Point of Consciousness / www.krista-mitchell.com

One of the many ways I’ve worked and experimented with crystals for years has been on the edge of sleep.

When I want to get deeper into a crystal, and experience its energetic effects on my body and psyche, I’ll hold it in my receptive (non-dominant) hand while I’m dozing off at night.

Most recently I did this with a Blue Tara, Japan Law Twin scalpel quartz (whoa!! pictured below), and the vibration was so incredibly fast and the frequency so high, that I swear you could see me from space! I felt bright all over, and so jazzed, that after about 10 minutes I had to put it aside because I knew I’d otherwise never fall sleep.

Read complete article at: Krista Mitchell ~ Working With Crystals At The Liminal Point of Consciousness

A Bardic Sigil Technique

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Sigil creation in progress!

I open up a sacred grove with intention.  After opening the grove, I sit for a few moments, breathing deeply and centering myself.  When ready, I pick up the chalk pastel and I allow the chalk pastel to move across the page, closing my eyes at points, emphasizing lines at points, and letting me be in the flow of the moment.  I keep refining the design, moving pieces of it to new areas of the paper.  I don’t focus too much, paying attention instead to my overall intention: a specific land healing sigil, a sigil that will link different sacred sites I’m working on and work with ley line energy on the landscape. After a number of versions, the sigil seems complete, and I work to transfer it to a wooden round–the process of transfer allowing it to undergo yet another, final, revision.  In today’s post…

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Praying

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This post will go so deep that some of you will drown in your own emotions.  It will be about the true nature of prayer.  Prayer is not holy work it is wholly work.  We are taught that prayer is talking to a bearded man in the sky.  This is the furthest from the truth.  Ever wonder why your prayers are hardly ever answered?  We are told that god knows what is good for you and if he doesn’t want to give you something or help you with something that is his will.  This is pure madness!  No wonder we are so messed up as a human race.  The key to unlocking prayer is to ‘Know Thyself’.  

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First Moon of Winter 2019

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By Phoenix the Elder – Happy New Moon Dreamers, Healers and Artists! The first moon of winter begins November 26, 2019 and I hope your last moon was gentle and forgiving. I calculate my “13 Moons of the Year” on seasonal shifts that occurs four times a year. That is the base to be precise (which moon cycle is the ‘first’ moon cycle of a season). This moon cycle includes the Winter Solstice, thus its the 1st Moon of Winter.

Its good and wise to learn to live by the moon as timekeeper for that is what your soul (not mind) understands for millions of years. Especially the young ones to learn how to live by the moon for the future, so if your a mother, teach your children! For newbies here, please read the directions of this workstudy here.

We all completed our Autumn Moons finally and wow, it…

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Astrorisa Moon Forecast ~Taurus Full Moon 11/12/2019

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Astrorisa Moon Forecaster

Tuesday, November 12 2019
Time: 8:34 AM EST
Full Moon 19° Taurus, in House 5
Sun 19° Scorpio, in House 11
Ascendant 11° Sagittarius

Welcome to the Beaver Moon time, its full moon in Taurus (Oshun) with Sun in Scorpio (Oya). The Beaver is called the builder within the water~earth animal kingdom. It is a creature that is family conscious and known to focus on building, fortifying and restructuring its home and environment for the protection of its family and to ensure it has sufficient resources. This lunar animal totem definitely corresponds to this moon’s Taurean – Oshun archetype being the provider of home, hearth, and happiness for all who dwell within her domain. Thus this is a solution oriented moon time with attention being directed close to home. Moon in house 5 is activated; many of us will feel a need to express ourselves in an artistic fashion.
Some people will be more carefree while others may notice their romantic side shows more. Whatever it is that our individual consciousness wants to explore at this time collectively, it will be related to House 5 activities in some form. House 5 rules income, children, self-expression, creativity, and indulgence on some level. Sun in Scorpio the archetype of Oya is still manifesting the experience of change and transformation, yet it is a very dedicated and motivated energy which will require our collective consciousness to do just that, remain motivated during this moon time spanning November 12th – December 8th.
Moon in Taurus, the archetype of Oshun and Sun in Scorpio, the archetype of Oya. This moon time also speaks of a need to create a balance within a situation of some kind. Whatever the topic is, the goal would likely be to concentrate on being focused and not running here and there. Not giving into procrastination but working consistently towards creating the joy and or happiness we’ve envisioned within our minds. This is a good time to also focus on the children, removing chaotic energy that surrounds them and replace it with the introduction of stability and more fun moments, as children are very important during this moon time. (pet the children, make them happy.)
We’ll find ourselves tapping into our creative mind and our imagination more, but also into intense feelings. This moon time is full of intense energy 19° Sun and Moon brings us to the threshold of entering and exiting simultaneously in and out of some profound situation. We’re experiencing a revolving cosmic door, what we attract enters into our lives, and what we chose to remove we can more easily discard. However, we should be aware that this type of cosmic line up can also influence our mental sphere and intuitive state of being both becoming over active if not careful. Our intuition and dreams can increase and so can our paranoia and fears.
So once again we must balance something and in this case we must balance our “openness” to extreme thoughts, energies, and emotions. If we get caught in the loop or revolving door of overt connecting, nothing will get done. Thus more energy will be exerted towards getting plans off the ground when that may not need to be the case.
FOCUS – FOCUS- FOCUS. BALANCE-BALANCE-BALANCE. ENJOY-ENJOY-ENJOY.
Another message for this moon time is material success, yes this moon time points towards many forms of success especially material success. Some people will find themselves receiving funds unexpectedly, opportunities opening up, business ventures awakening, and all this concentration of success falls within the 1st 11 days of this moon time. This is more so to happen for those who invest their time and energy wisely. Others will have problems holding onto money, giving into the desire for extravagance and spending. Again, focus and effort are required during this moon time in order to reach a reasonable level of success. Sun in 11th house, generosity, and help from others abounds but also, we are more willing to share, and gift others too. Giving and receiving can be done in balance and with great joy during this moon time.
A lot of what we encounter during this moon time will be based on what we’ve created in our minds.
The challenging side of this moon time:
Is avoiding frustration.
Avoiding creating negative financial matters.
Avoiding the creation of delays.
Placate the Ori ( your spiritual head), keep it cool and supple. Avoid hardheadedness.
MOON TIME CEREMONY
Taurus Full Moon Ceremony: To create the reception of treasures such as good experiences, happiness, resources, and wealth.
1 Green glass encased candle any size that can burn for 3 hours.
1 Piece of yellow cloth or yellow construction paper.
1 Medium piece of brown paper (paper bag)
 
Instructions:
Prep your ceremonial items first. Cut a  large square piece of paper bag, large enough to write on. Add symbols for money, love, happiness, joy, a home, and anything else you’d like to represent your treasure onto the brown paper. You’re drawing symbols not writing.
Place a yellow cloth or yellow construction paper down, then place your brown paper onto the yellow cloth or construction paper. Next place your cleansed green candle on top of the brown paper.
November 12th Before the fill em up prayer ~ceremony: Take a bath or shower to remove the energies of the day. Dress in white, cover your head in white. If you’re not performing the full moon fill’ em up ceremony outside, than do it inside facing east. After performing the full moon ceremony with prayer, focus and light your green candle. Sit with it in meditation if you can. Allow the candle to burn for 1 full hour and extinguish it, don’t blow the flame out.
On November 14th light the same candle for 1 full hour, sit with it in meditation if you can, then extinguish it.
On November 17th, light the same candle for 1 full hour, sit with it in meditation if you can, then extinguish it.
Last step on November 17th  After the candle burned for 1 hour, burn the brown paper and place its ashes into the candle wax and allow the ashes to solidify in the candle. Leave the candle sitting in its sacred space until Saturday, the 23rd.  Completion  on November 23rd then discard the candle any way you chose, throw it away.
Have a successful, joyfilled, richly fun Full Moon Time
Iya Bisi Ade
 All forecasts and ceremonies by Orisa Yemoja

FINDING YOUR SOUL STONE + CRYSTAL TOTEM

Finding Your Soul Stone + Crystal Totem / www.krista-mitchell.com

If you’ve worked with crystals for a while, you no doubt have a growing collection of different stones. Some you may work with daily, some may have spoken to you at the time you acquired them but you have yet to dive into deeply. Some are old faves, some are new and exciting.

I was speaking with a friend + fellow crystal healer the other day about the value of going back to the basics in our healing process: amethyst, rose quartz, calcites, which are like coming back to old friends after spending time with some new and intense crystals for so long.

The scope of my work with crystals is in some way limited, but also quite expansive: There are types of things that I’m not super into (geology, grids, crystal facials) in so far as my focus of study + teaching, but at the same time, I consider the healing, transformational, and trans-dimensional work I do with crystals to be limitless.

Just like each and every plant, person, and planet, a crystal has a universe hidden away inside it, waiting to be unlocked and explored. Can you imagine the possibility?! So very exciting to contemplate and pursue!

It brings me to a teaching of crystal consciousness that I received a while ago, and that pops up occasionally on my radar as I’m doing my work: Teaching people about finding and working with your soul stone.

The soul stone reminds me a little of the Arkenstone from “The Hobbit” tale: a gem that was the heart of a mountain, most treasured by the dwarves who found it.

In the crystal kingdom, for each of us, there is a soul stone. A stone that represents the heart of your life quest, purpose, or path. That resonates most deeply with your soul and spirit, and represents your higher self and greatest radiance, or potential, in this lifetime.

There is generally one soul stone per lifetime, but there are also crystal totems that can change for us based on where we are in our process, just like with animal totems in Shamanic modalities of healing.

Read complete article at: Krista Mitchell ~ Finding You Soul Stone & Crystal Totem

Where Does Magic Come From?

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Magic means the effects of the stars.  The convergence of star energies.  The stars have influences and is why magic and astrology usually go hand in hand.  The effects of influences on earth and ourselves became the basis of magical thinking.  You are a physical body and you have invisible principals operating through you.  The earth and stars are exactly the same.  They operate and pass through numeral changes.  They have energy fields that vibrate.  These energy fields are involved in the evolution of everything.  All life is nourished by energy fields. You can effect these energy fields through human consciousness or by various substances that carry the energies.  The whole Universe or Nature is a vast organism.  We can only see the outside or the surface.

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Sacred Tree Profile: Black Locust’s Medicine, Magic, Mythology and Meanings

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Black locust in bloom

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is a spiny, scraggly tree that is found abundantly along the US East Coast. Very little is written about this tree from a magical or mythological perspective, although certainly, anyone who works wood or practices permaculture is aware of the more tangible benefits this tree provides. In today’s post, we explore this amazing tree and start building some more specific magical knowledge to incorporate this tree into local druidic or nature-spirituality practices.

My parents’ land in Western PA, land where I grew up, consisted primarily of old potato fields.  We had two sets of tree lines where the farmers had let the trees grow; these lines were full of huge cherry and maple trees grew.  In between those tree lines as the land sloped down the mountain were open areas populated with blackberry bushes, hawthorn, and black locusts–several acres of them…

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Full Crone Moon | Heart Opening Cacao Ceremony

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Happy Full Crone Moon & 11/11 Gateway!

The energy has been building in intensity over this entire month leading us to this fabulous Full Moon in Taurus.

November is providing us with so many astrological and cosmic lessons!

On 11/11 this month there is what is known as a “gateway” or cosmic portal opening up. This 11/11 gateway is meant to expand consciousness, upgrade our intuition, heighten our abilities, bring about self healing and gives us access to new spiritual wisdom.

On the 11th, Mercury is in conjunction with the Sun. Mercury, our innermost planet of the solar system will pass right in front of the Sun. It will even be visible to many in North America. This event rarely happens and won’t happen again until the year 2032.

Mercury represents the mind, communication and the intellect, passing in front of the light of the Sun will bring us new awareness, answers to big questions we’ve been asking and gives us access to other new information the entire planet has been asking for. The fact that it happens on the 11th is huge!

11 is a very powerful number. In Numerology there are 3 master numbers, 11, 22, and 33. 11 represents intuition, instant karma and manifestation. There is a reason we make wishes when we see 11:11 on the clock! This number represents access to the higher realms, connecting the subconscious to the conscious and manifesting our goals and dreams into physical reality.

Full Moon in Taurus 11/11 gateway cacao ceremony Spirit de la Lune

This 11/11 gateway lining up just before the Full Moon on the 12th is a very powerful occurrence! Some say it’s the most magical day of the year. 11/11 acts as a doorway that we choose to “walk through” whenever we notice it.

Earth is currently going through a mass awakening. You might be noticing repeating numbers 1111, 222, etc. You might even notice sequential numbers like 1234. This is a sign that you are currently “walking through” these gateways, downloading new information, and being given access to new gifts, upgrades and a higher consciousness.

This clears out old programming and helps you step into a new and better version of you. Be aware, this can trigger the ego a bit… in order for you to notice what needs clearing.

This portal/gateway lasts a few days and the energy can be intense. One of the best ways to access this portal and step through the “gateway” is actually through the heart chakra, and staying in your heart.

With the New Moon in Taurus on the 12th, we wanted to do a heart chakra ceremony for this special event using the earth medicine of Cacao.

Read complete article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ Full Crone Moon | Heart Opening Cacao Ceremony

The Energies of November 2019

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The last couple of months have brought forward some decidedly intense, transformational currents of energy for us all to negotiate.  Hopefully, you are now becoming skilled at riding the waves of change that these energies tend to promote because November’s energy flow seems to have a focus on promoting further evolutionary growth. This is a month to allow everything that you are not, to dissolve with as much ease and grace as you can manage so that you can integrate more of your true self.

The energies incoming through the 11-11 gateway will as always, contain positive high-frequency light codes that will stimulate soul alignment and greater connection with our divine self. Mercury will be retrograde and conjunct the sun in Scorpio over this period which will provide exactly the right energetic focus to help us go within and connect with what is important for us at an inner level…

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