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

Cicada Totem

Soul Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain– Cicadas are very unique, as they live in retreat and underground for most of their life. They are our longest living insects on earth which means that they are about the longest cycles in your life. Insect totems in general, are about the smaller, more intimate nature of the self and its reflective nature, the  symbolism of the structure (since they are the ones) who keep the earth growing, transforming, decaying and rebirthing. Without them, life would cease to exist.

They have been around for millions of years and are one of the fabrics of life itself on earth. This makes them a symbol of longevity, time, cycles coinciding with nature and the seasons of life. Transferring this to us, it means our cycles of life, our seasons and our nature. Life, death and rebirth become their main association and are highly personal.

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Grosbeak Totem

Soul Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I found a Black Headed Grosbeak Feather today after a month of great changes and it is a very welcoming sign today. These bird’s feathers are black and white on their wing and because they are both opposing colors they represent both our moon internal and sun external. 

Grosbeaks represent as a symbol, both our shadow and our light with the fiery passion (red and orange colors) and the serene love of family (blue grosbeaks). Both the Rose, Eastern Blue and Black-headed Grosbeak are medium in sized and seed-eating birds. They are in the same family as the northern Red Cardinal (family of the cardinalidae).

Keywords
Positive Family and Family Issues
Past Life and Past Life Karma Families
Broken Family Relations
Healing and Repairing Family Issues
Completion of a Karmic Family Cycle
Healing of Old Family Wounds
The Letting Go of Family members

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Nightingale Totem — Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – A friend of mine shared with me the lore of the Ukrainian Nightingale which I am very grateful. I have smaller birds such as the Mourning Dove and the Nightingales as a totem, and on occasion the Mockingbird on and off through my life. These birds after working with them […]

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Groundhog Woodchuck Totem — Elder Mountain Dreaming

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – All Animals, Birds, Insects and Oceanids do not come randomly as totems, they come to help those of us who love and respect nature and are healing and working at the betterment of our own nature. Totems come to give warning so we will pay attention to their message. […]

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Shamanism Part 2: Astral Spiders, Etheric and AI Spiders, Implants, Dark Animistic Parasites, Spider Goblins

Loon Totem

Soul Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming – I had two loons appear here in the Pacific Northwest the last Moon of Spring. I had lots of healing work to put boundaries on shadows in my dreams and was gaining some understanding of the last five year cycle in my dream work. So its no surprise the watery and haunting Loons showed up at this time. I was grateful for their appearances.

Root Totem Symbols
1. Messenger between waking and dream worlds
2. Messenger of unique occurrences and circumstances
3. Magic and Power or misuses of power or stolen power
4. Nourishment for the Body & Soul

The Loon is a full time water bird and not only swims on top of the surface but also dives deep under the water. The bones of most birds are hollow and light, but Loons have solid bones. The extra weight helps them dive as…

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Snail Totem, Black Snail and Folklore

By Elder Mountain Dreaming

Soul Dreamers

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –On the morning of the Summer Solstice, I was going outside and I look down on the front porch, and there was the tiniest black snail. I wondered how long its journey was to get on the porch to greet me for the summer solstice morning? Last summer solstice, another snail was on the little water plate in the garden and it was pretty magical too, so this being the second time, I was very happy to see the tiny black one. I have had big mountain lion totems, hawks, egrets etc. but the older and wiser I become I see the great power of the small.

My life is pretty slow in general and I can say I have worked hard for that in my spiritual journey over the decades with self-healing, disciplines and spiritual practices. This particular summer solstice moon cycle, I…

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Spirit of Spider {Animal Totems}

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Role: The Weaver

Lesson: Balance

Element: Earth

Wind: West The Quest Within

Medicine: Illusion

 Communication. Creativity. Divine Inspiration. Illusion. Balance. Nurturing Instinct. Mystery. Wisdom. Magic.

NAVAJO CREATION STORY

“In the beginning, there was the dark purple light at the dawn of being. Spider Woman spun a line to form the east, west, north, and south. Breath entered man at the time of the yellow light. At the time of the red light, man proudly faced his creator. Spider Woman used the clay of the earth, red, yellow, white, and black, to create people. To each she attached a thread of her web which came from the doorway at the top of her head. This thread was the gift of creative wisdom. Three times she sent a great flood to destroy those who had forgotten the gift of her thread. Those who remembered floated to the new world and climbed to…

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Stingray Totem

Soul Dreamers

Brandi and the Smalleye Stingray on the Northern California coast.

By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –  My half-student Brandi and I went on an adventure out to the ocean in Northern California for a few days and were given the greatest gift. It was the arrival and presence of a Smalleye Stingray. I also had an experience the day before at the beach at night that I will share as part of the wholeness of the story/teaching.

As a dreamer (shaman), I only teach about Totems that I have had long-term relationships with, being taught by them from an in-depth relationship of experiences. Then there are those totems who appear on my path when a “new cycle” begins, and stingray is one who has appeared for my new 13 year cycle.

Wiki says the smalleye stingray is a large species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, measuring up to…

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