Sunday, 27 April 2014

Crystal Clear

Several years ago, as I was walking through an obscure city retail way in Sydney's central business district, I came across a tiny jewellery store, now long gone. I had a gift to buy, and some browsing time, so I stopped to have a look. And a chat. With the owner. A gemmologist. Her qualifications beautifully hanging in ornate frames above the counter. We spoke of her studies and how it surprised her when she unexpectedly learned, about the natural worth, of gemstones. That her course was the most intense when they studied the energetic properties of crystals. Much richer and more complex than the physical properties. Her passion for her vocation clearly showing, in the gemstones that were around me glowing.

It reminded me why it is lovely to adorn ourselves and our homes with crystals and their elemental beauty. How they are living, pulsing, energetic aspects of nature that carry vibes that enrich us. And complete us. In a natural system, of clear spectrum vibration connection.

As the physicist and engineer Nikola Tesla mentioned:

In a crystal we have the clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principal, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.

This is why, as with all living beings, we must take care of these lovely things.

Whether as stones separately, or in jewellery, they themselves need cleansing.

I have a few favourite pieces that are prized selections, chosen intuitively because I loved them when I saw them. The best way I select them. And I regularly cleanse them.

If you have some pieces you admire, remember to give them your attention, so that the mutual energetic connection, keeps giving you a cleansing reflection.

And, if you are just beginning and wish to learn more about their sensational features, I recommend The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian. It provides a great guide to their mineral physical and scientific properties, as well as their elemental healing and boosting energies.  It also covers some history and lore, if you like that as part of reading more.

Another simpler definitive guide is Judy Hall's popular The Crystal Bible, which may be more affordable, and easier to find.

May your energies be crystal clear. As we move into another busy time of year.

Much love

SaraSwati Shakti

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