Water is an essential element to our physical and emotional well-being. Bathing soothes sore muscles, calms the nervous system, releases muscle tension, lifts your spirit, opens your pores, encourages digestion, softens your skin, promotes a restful sleep and eases symptoms of a cold or flu.
Epsom salt has magnesium in it and magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies.
During the spring as the warmer weather revealed itself I started a commitment to daily walks. I made this commitment for my physical and mental well being. Not only do I want to improve my physical stamina but I want to also get a dose of sunshine and nature on a regular basis. In this fast passed world that we live in I think it is vitally important for our overall well being to connect with nature. Being in nature and working with crystals are two of my favorite ways to do that.
Crystals encompass all of the elements, earth, water, air and fire. By having crystals in my home and working with them I can tap into nature no matter what season it is. Sweet!
To paraphrase Shakespeare’s “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” , A Boji Stone by any other name would be a Boji Stone.
Let’s get out of the way the fact that I am completely perplexed when something from Mother Nature is trademarked. Boji Stones are the trademarked and the most well known name for these stones that are found in Kansas. They are also known as Kansas Pop Rocks, Pop Rocks, Moqui Marble (though I think Moqui Stones actually differ slightly), or Shaman Stones. The trademarked stones marketed and sold as Boji Stones are sold with their own, “birth certificate” and cost considerably more. Now that , that is out of the way, I will refer to these stones in a general way as Pop Rocks.
There are limitless ways to incorporate crystals into your life. As a Taurus the visuals, textures and energies in my surroundings are important to me, so I think I have found just about every way to incorporate these gifts from mother nature into my daily living that enhance my over all well being.
Smudging is an ancient spiritual practice used for purifying and cleansing energies from a person, place or thing that is most often associated with the Native Americans. A combination of herbs, flowers and different types of sage are bundled together to form a smudge stick that is burned. The most common form of smudge is white sage.
Fairy stones are one of Mother Natures sweet unique gifts that bring a bit of fairy magic into your life. Clay stone glacial concretions are known by many names around the world. They are called “Fairy Stones” in Scotland, Ireland and Quebec, “Imatra Stones” in Finland,and “Mud-babies” or “Clay Dogs” in Connecticut.