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Druid Tree Workings: Establishing Deep Connections with Trees

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Imagine walking into a forest where you are greeted by many old tree friends, each members of different families that form a community.  You know their common names, their less common names, and the secret names that have taught you.  You know their medicine, how they can be used, even some of their stories and songs. They rustle their leaves in joy as you continue to walk.  The movement of their branches is music in your ears, the sound of the leaves a song, playing in your mind.  Their medicine and magic is open before you.  And yet, you realize how much more you have to learn, to know, and realize that this process –the process of reconnecting to the medicine and magic of the trees–will take more than one lifetime to complete.  This is the power of establishing deep connections with the trees.

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Crystals & Stones, Spiritual Toolbox

THE MASTER HEALER STONE: TURQUOISE

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As a blue stone with a hint of green, turquoise works naturally at the level of the heart and throat chakras. In particular, it stimulates the subtle energies of the thymus gland, midway between the heart and throat, an area which plays an important part in the body’s immune system.

Turquoise also acts as a general strengthener for all systems of the body and offers protection from harm by ensuring a high level of the energy function.

Energy: immune, protective

Colors: sky blue to soft and deep green or green-blue

Uses: Turquoise is excellent for ritual and ceremony, for gaining wholeness, knowledge, elemental wisdom, communicating with devas and ancestors, and promoting personal attunement. Turquoise stimulates motivation and healing. It is beneficial for respiratory problems, greater self-realization, and endurance.

Star Sign: Sagittarius
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Fire
Chakra: Throat

TIPS FOR TURQUOISE

Wear turquoise to protect you whilst traveling and keep you…

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The Abundance Stone: Magicians Stone

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Here is a very interesting stone for you.

The “Abundance Stone” crystal is a beautiful multi-faceted star, creating a 4-fold symmetry, according to principles of sacred geometry, appearing within it. One can see other stars refracted within the star as well.

The equilateral cross symbolizes the Tetrahedron. The Tetrahedron, ( four-sided pyramid ) is the geometrical principle underlying many types of both organic and inorganic molecules, providing the microscopic structure of diamonds and of the amino acids that are the building blocks of all life-forms on planet Earth.

The numerous facets create a dynamic pattern establishing many energy channels that connect the owner to Source, to Earth, to each of the four directions and to help harmonize your energy field with the cosmic flow of energy pouring from the Mother Goddess present throughout all creation.

Crystals become a teaching aid for centering ourselves in our most beneficial position…

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The Protection Stone: Obsidian

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As a stone that emerges with dramatic force from the depths of the earth, obsidian is believed by many to bring hidden emotions to the surface. This makes it extremely useful in releasing long-held stresses and buried traumas.

Obsidian is found only in volcanic areas, where it forms from rapidly cooled lava. Born from the fire within the heart of the planet, Obsidian can bring a strong sense of determination to conquer fear and face reality in a practical, grounded, and courageous way.

In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment but also that of one’s own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface…

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Crystals In Your Home

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The energy and essence of the stones you have in your home and surroundings will affect the energy of your home and the people in it. Crystals and other things in your home can also absorb and hold the emotional memory and energy from events and people who come into space, because of this it is important to clear them and the room frequently.

Arrangements of stones in the home can help maintain the clarity and wholesomeness of the home’s energies. You can use arrangements of crystals in your home or yard to help keep the area’s energy clear and to call in desired energies. The crystals can be part of the decorative features of your home while providing energy or can be placed out of sight if you do not want them visible. They can also help reduce the effects of stress and electromagnetic pollution.

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STONE OF TRANSFORMATION: MOLDAVITE

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Moldavite is a translucent green meteoric gem, found only in what is now the Czech Republic. Lately, there have been other green tektites or imitations that are called “moldavite,” but only the Czech Moldavite is the “real thing.” It is classed with the mysterious group of glassy objects called tektites, and it is believed to have fallen from the sky only once, about 14.8 million years ago. Prized by humans for tools and amulets some 25,000 years ago.

Moldavites are rare stones. Moldavites are among the most powerful gemstone tools for spiritual development and expansion of consciousness. They seem to engender an acceleration of one’s inner growth and evolution. Hundreds of times people have described to us the rapid transformation of their lives which has come soon after they acquired Moldavite. Jobs, relationships, lifestyles or possessions which did not serve their highest paths were rapidly released, and the new, evolutionary…

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Record-Keeper Crystals

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Record-Keeper crystals have a very unique energy, matched only by their unusual appearance.

These crystals can be identified by the appearance of raised or sunken “record-keeper” triangles on the faces of the crystal.  The record-keepers are typically formed when mineral-rich solution flowed over protrusions on the surface of the crystal point.  They are normally found on only a few of the crystal faces (not all) and they show the direction of the fluid flow as the geologic event that formed them was occurring.  Although most commonly found in minerals of the Quartz group (i.e. Clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, etc.), record-keepers are also sometimes present in the Corundum group (i.e. Ruby and Sapphire stones).

Many intuitive and healers believe that these record keeper triangles can use to access information that’s been stored within the crystal.  Some people think that these represent data or information implants that are actually of…

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WHAT ARE CRYSTAL GEM GRIDS?

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They are tools for empowerment, for blessings, for prosperity, for love, for healing, for creating a sacred space, and much more. They can be used for any intention, from the simple goal of “bring more money” to the more serious, “banish this curse” to the great goal of “heal the planet”. Whatever your intention, the crystal grid is an effective use of crystal energy when done with your clean intention.

A grid is formed by making a geometric pattern with crystals, which can be tumbled stones or natural rough stones. The pattern can be any design you like – a Star of David which is the most popular, a Reiki symbol, a pentagram or another symbol of your choosing.

A basic grid consists of 4, 5, 6, or 7 stones – 1 in the center and the rest making the design. To charge and empower your grid you can use…

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The Creativity Stone: Carnelian

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As a healing stone, carnelian is gently activating and warming, and will encourage the natural healing abilities of the body. This is partly because it energizes the sacral chakra, where stress and trauma tend to become lodged. Carnelian helps to gently release these imbalances, even if they have been present for many years.

Energy: healing, creative, sympathetic

Colors: translucent or clear, dark red or orange-red to reddish brown, gold-red, and brown

Uses: Carnelian is a type of chalcedony excellent for enhancing sexuality, accessing fire energy, building power, motivation, activating energy and creativity. Helpful for past life awareness, fertility, purification, lower back problems, prosperity, protection against injury or falling, courage, mental focus, and strength.

Star Sign: Leo
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Chakra: Sacral

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TIPS FOR CARNELIAN

Hold carnelian, the super-energy stone, when you need a boost

Put carnelian in your pocket, to benefit from its power if you are giving a…

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THE MEDITATION AND ATTUNEMENT STONE: QUARTZ — Good Witches Homestead

Quartz crystal has an organizing and harmonizing effect on all parts of the body with which it comes into contact. It can be especially calming, and will quickly restore a more balanced energy. It also helps to dissipate all areas of imbalance and negativity, and establishes calmness and clarity in the mind, making it a […]

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