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.
Pink amethyst has the energy of both the pink and purple rays of the quartz family and is one of those crystals that just makes my heart sing.
It has a gentle, slow and soothing energy that resonates with the heart and crown chakras, opening and connecting heart healing with our highest selves.
It is associated with the element of air.
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!
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.