Cactus quartz as a stone that promotes peace and harmony in communal and group settings. It is a form of amethyst that is also known as spirit quartz that is found in Magaliesberg, Groblersdaal, RSA (Republic of South Africa).
Crystal clusters are perfect to have in shared areas, like living rooms and offices. They can also be used in your meditation space or placed on your altar.
Malachite is known as a stone of transformation that has been mined and used in many art forms for a millennia. It is considered a “common ” mineral that is comprised of over 50% copper content. It often grows with azurite and chrysocolla , all of which are secondary copper minerals.
The owl is one of my animal totems and I wanted to share some of her gifts with you. Ancient, wise one, the owl spirit sees through the veils of illusion. She whispers in your ear that which you need to know. Wisdom, intuition and magic are afoot when the owl appears to you.
”An attitude of gratitude puts things into perspective, which frankly can at times be a challenge. The day to day concerns of life tend to side track our focus on what is good, what is working and what we are grateful for.
There are several ways that we can practice gratitude in our lives.
It never ceases to amaze me how food or a scent can bring back a flood of memories. My childhood friend shared a post on Facebook with a photograph of Sfogliatelle pastry. I was instantly taken back to a cool autumn evening in Brooklyn. I was 5 years old, laying in bed after a Sunday dinner of macaroni with meatballs and sweet sausages and hot sausages listening to my parents and grandparents playing cards, sipping their coffee, and eating Italian pastries as they chain smoked cigarettes.
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.
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.
Rituals are ways to mark transitions in our lives and through the seasons. They are ways to honor the cycles in life.
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!