"There is no Passion to be found PLAYING SMALL, in settling for a LIFE that is less than the one you are capable of Living.....
Red Solar Dragon, Nelson Mandala

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

EARTH MEDICINE~~MINERAL KINGDOM

One of my most favorite things that I use from the earth are my crystals.  They are everywhere in my house.  I even put them in my plants so that they can extract the mineral contents from them.  When I lay down to do my mudra focus, I place crystals on me for extra energy.  I make elixirs with them, essential oil potions, vibrational jewelry for healing and the list go on and on and on.  I would not want to be without them in my life and I never have enough.

I think of crystals as a gift from the earth. They are mineralogical portion of the Earth; the recognition of the beauty and loving energies of these forms can greatly enhance ones personal development.  They are the myriad fireworks of both creativity and individual universal energies.  It is the regular form which a substance tends to assume, during the process of solidification, through the inherent power of cohesive attraction.

They are a product of the earth so therefore that have been around since the beginning of time at the dawn of civilization.  Any one interested in having more Earth in there environment should study the properties of Crystals.

The energies of the mineral kingdom are "universal energies".  Hence, when one contacts
and is willing to receive this energy and begins to exercise personal creativity via exercise of the Higher Will, one can contact and synthesize the energies from which the entire universe is comprised.  This is the reason that crystals and other minerals are so very powerful and also why their powers must only be used through the highest consciousness of the individual.  The individual universal energies contained within each mineralogical structure is activated and directed by interaction and/or contact with same.  Right intention during use of the mineral further stimulates the melding of ones personal energy with that of the mineral kingdom, furthering the propagation of the light, the love, and the "good of all".

Although each of us has the infinite power of the universe within the self, we tend to find it easier and are predisposed to accept support from that which is from outside of ourselves.  Each crystalline structure/form has its own individual energy and its own "personality".   Mineralogical structures which contain more than one mineral possess a melding of the energies of the minerals contained.  Each can be used in unique ways to assist one in understanding the multi-faceted nature of existence on the Earth plane.

The consciousness of the planet is leading humanity to the re-discovery of an ancient and forgotten healing art in which the utilization of crystals is prominent.  Dis-ease and disorder in ones life usually entails lessons which will allow one to release the burdens of unconsciousness.  Although one must ultimately heal oneself, the healing process may be facilitated by the catalytic presence of many things.  To experience dis-ease is to experience a total or partial disconnection from wholeness, a loss of awareness of the innate and universal source of perfection.  The members of the mineralogical kingdom have been used for centuries to act as catalysts and to assist one in becoming re-united with that source.

In order for the Earth to be healthy, all these aspects must be in balance and empowered.  If any single elemental force is out of balance, the organism becomes diseased.  This is true of humans as well.  If any one of our systems is imbalanced it compromises our health and well-being.  Health, in fact, is a state of dynamic balance between these elemental forces--both in the Earth and in our own organism. 

Our ancestors knew the value of this dynamic balance.  They spent their lives immersed in the energies of these elemental forces and honored them for their life-giving properties.  Days were spent out in the fresh air and sunshine, drinking pure water and eating foods that were grown in harmony with natural law.  Today, we spend most of our time isolated from these natural sources of energy, and disease and imbalance are the results.  We are taught to be afraid of the sun and its life-giving fire.  We eat foods grown on overstressed Earth, depleted of minerals.  Our Water is toxic, as is our overly conditioned and polluted air.  By separating ourselves from the natural elemental forces and attempting to control them, we have created a tremendous imbalance in both the Earth's energy and body, and our own.  



 (Tourmaline in Lepidolite)

Healing is a process of restoring a state of dynamic balance to the body and energy systems by moving back into harmony with these natural forces.  This state of dynamic balance allows us to respond appropriately to experiences and stimuli we encounter on a daily basis.  When we are not able to dynamically respond to these changes and experiences, we manifest a host of symptoms including physical, psychological, emotional and energetic disease.  In order to restore the state of dynamic balance that is health, we must be brought back into resonance with the full range of healing frequencies available to us through moving back into harmonic vibration with the elemental forces of Gaia.

Crystals and stones can be especially helpful in balancing these elemental forces within the body. Yes, all crystals and stones come from the Earth, but that does not mean all crystals and stones carry only the energy of the Earth element.  The Earth planet is made up of stones and rock, yet all of these dynamic elements are present in her total being.  Within Gaia's body, minerals act as resonant cells that carry the different frequencies of energy, as represented by the elemental forces.  In fact, crystal and stones act as regulators and distributors of electromagnetic (Light) energy throughout the Earth.

The electromagnetic field of the Earth extends over 35,000 miles into space.  This Light field  (all electromagnetic energy is Light energy) surrounds, permeates and interacts with everyone and everything on the planet--just as our own electromagnetic field (aura) surrounds, permeates and interacs with all pf the cells and particles making up our physical bodies.  The core of the Earth generates most of this electromagnetic field, just as our hearts generate most of our auric energy field.

The mineral kingdom acts as an electromagnetic distribution system for the Earth.  Some minerals are electrical in nature--such as Clear Quartz, which releases an electric charge when it is heated (Pyro electric) or when pressure is applied to it (Piezo electric).  So, as these crystals are heated or squeezed by compression in the Earth's crust, they release an electrical charge that is distributed through the Earth's frequency of vibration.  So, some stones act as simulators of the Earth's energy and some act as regulating influences upon it..

Each mineral with the Earth vibrates with a specific band of frequency within the full electromagnetic spectrum of the planet.  You can think of these frequencies like the color bands in a rainbow, though the color of a stone does not necessarily reveal its resonant frequency.  Some minerals vibrate at a very specific and narrow range of frequencies.   Others are capable of carrying a much more expanded range of energy.  Together, these minerals act to distribute and regulate the energetic field of Gaia, ensuring that her aura remains vibrant and healthy.  Crystals and stones carry the entire spectrum of Light energy available to us--from very low-frequency energies we equate with the physical realm, to the extremely high frequencies we equate with spiritual awakening.

(Smokey Quartz)
When we bring a crystal or stone into our electromagnetic field, two things occur.  First, the electromagnetic frequencies carried by the stone will vibrate with related frequencies in our own energy field through the physical law of resonance, creating a third larger field of vibration.  Your nervous system is attuned to these shifts in energy and will transmit this information to your brain, where the frequencies stimulate biochemical shifts that affect the physical body,  trigging an emotional experiences and shift brain function to open you to spiritual experience.






Second, the tiny particles of minerals in your body that also carry that frequency will move into resonance with the particles of mineral in the stone.  This causes your body to believe that you actually have more of that mineral in your body and it will react accordingly with additional biochemical shifts.  For instance, if you are holding a calcium-based stone, that calcium particles in your own body will be "activated" by moving into resonance with the calcium in the stone.  This will create a third, stronger energetic field that carries the calcium energy signature.  Your brain receives this information through the nervous system and reacts accordingly--adjusting your biochemistry as if you actually had more calcium in your physical system.  This may trigger physical healing of calcium-imbalance-based illness, or it may trigger emotional or even spiritual experiences.

The experience you have when holding a mineral, then, is directly related to its electromagnetic energy signature and the systems of the body, mind and Spirit which resonate at that energetic level.  These systems of the body, mind and spirit are grouped into five categories: physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual.  Each of these aspect is also governed by an elemental force.  The physical level of  vibration is governed by the Earth element, the energetic is governed by the Fire element, the emotional by the Water element, the mental is governed by the Wind element, and the spiritual is governed by the Ether element.  By understanding which level is predominantly affected by the electromagnetic energy of the stone, you can determine the elemental force with which the mineral resonates.


(Natural Ruby)
Stones related to the Earth element tend to be a resonant with the physical level of our experience--the lower-frequency and magnetic energies.  These stones are what we would consider to be "grounding" stones.  They help regulate high-frequency energy and create biochemical and energetic shifts, enabling one to feel more present in the body and on the Earth.  The Earth element governs the structures of our lives--home,job, family structure and financial aspects--the structure of the body.  Earth element stones tend to stimulate and balance the Earthstar chakra (located approximately six to twelve inches below the soles of the feet) and the base chakra Located at the base of the spine).  They can be helpful in working on the dense aspects of the body, such as the bones and tissues; or they may be used to support changes in the more established structures of our lives, such as ending long-term relationships, changing careers, moving house, or changing the physical body.  These stones also help balance the emotions related to the dense aspects of our lives, such as physical survival, connection to the body, and feelings of being capable and responsible.

When you work with an Earth element stone either in meditation or by simply having the stone within your aura, you will find that these aspects of your life become highlighted.  This helps you become more aware of what needs to shift in your life in order for these aspects to come into balance and harmony.



The Water element governs the emotional body, reproductive system, lymphatic system and the fluids of the body.  It helps one to release the past and flow toward the future, to communicate one's feelings and truth as we know it to each other. When the Water element is out of balance, one may have difficulty expressing one's thoughts, opinion or feelings.  Relationships may suffer because of emotions being out of balance. When you work with Water element stones, you can expect to learn how to express yourself more effectively.  Situations may arise in your life that will cause you to have to develop your ability to express yourself or set emotional boundaries.  Water element stones assist in maintaining healthy emotional balance and are frequently used to alleviate depression, excessive fear, sleep dysfunction and hyperactivity.  They are often the stones focused upon when relationship issues arise, or when one wants to attract a relationship partner.



Fire element stones help fortify and balance the energy systems of the body.  They govern the flow of energy through the meridians, the vitality of the chakras and, on a more physical level, the circulatory system, digestive system and the endocrine system.  Fire element stones affect such aspects of the body as digestion and metabolism, hormonal balance, glandular issues, sexual function and desire, and fertility.  The Fire element energy regulators.  On an emotional level, Fire element stones deal with how we use our will and our personal power, our creativity and sexual expression, our ability to take action on our dreams and desires, and anger and fear issues.  These stones tend to stimulate the body and energetic field.

Fire element stones tend to highlight issues of creation and manifestation.  In order to manifest something, one needs to be able to take action toward one's vision.  If the Fire element is lacking, self-direction usually suffers and one's ability to create and manifest in the world is compromised.  When you work with Fire element stones you can expect to have experiences that will show you where your personal energy may be blocked or misused.  By bringing the Fire element back into balance, you can feel more empowered, creative and excited about life.



(Aquamarine)

The Wind/Air element governs the fourth (heart) and fifth chakra (throat). It deals with Love, Air, Breath, Balance, Relationships, Affinity, Unity, Healing and Communication. The Wind/Air element governs the circulatory and respiratory systems of the body.  When the Wind/Air element is out of balance, one may have difficulty with guilt and sadness.  On a physical level, almost all circulatory systems and heart issues, difficulty breathing and communication stem from the Wind/Air element is out of balance.

When you work with Wind element stones, you can expect to learn how to communicate more effectively and open your heart more.  The heart is the link between the spirit and the physical world.  It is the bridge between the lower and higher chakras.   If you are functioning from your heart level you have more compassion and love towards humankind.  At the heart level, it is where the Divine Laws come from and the compliance of those Laws.  At this level you become loving towards everything. Stone with this energy will allow you to experience Divine love and to life in that realm of existence.  

The Storm/Ether element is actually an energy created by the synchronistic combination of the frequencies of the other four elements. It deals with the mental aspect and open the doorway to the spirit world. It brings messages from the spirit realm in the form of visions, information or 'hunches."  The Wind element governs the sixth chakra (third eye) and crown chakra (at the top of the head).  These are the doorways to spiritual vision and mental processes.  On a physical level, the Wind element enhance brain function and mental abilities.  They are often used to facilitate meditation, to support study and learning.  This element sharpens the mind, to enhance mental focus and cognitive ability, and to assist in opening the psychic and intuitive abilities.  Storm energy can activate any chakra or level of the body mind and spirit because it carries the energies of all of the elemental forces.  The Storm element is generally related to the Soul Star chakra located approximately six inches above the crown of the head.  This is the chakra through which we experience our highest spiritual energies and insights.

Storm/Ether element stones are used when massive transformation, cleansing and radical dynamic balancing are called for.  These stones often work on many different levels, affecting all of the body's system and elemental energies.  They are generally used only short periods of time and in circumstances when one is ready for tremendous change.  They often bring up deep patterns to be understood on a conscious level and then cleared.  When you invoke the Storm/Ether element by utilizing its stones, you can expect changes in your external world as well as your internal world.  People often report radical shifts in their lives when these stones are utilized.  Whatever is not in alignment with a state of perfect dynamic balance will be cleared by the energies of Storm element Crystal Allies.

Some stones carry a combination of elemental energies because their chemical composition and vibrations allow them to resonate at a broad range of frequencies.  These stones can be used for either element's properties.  Once you have identified the general elemental force requiring balance, it is best to use your intuition to choose the exact stone or stone combination to address your specific needs.

I choose to write this article about the earth medicine of stones as oppose to the individualized energy of stones.  You can find that information in an assortment of books.  I am such a practitioner of earth medicine, herbs, trees, crystals, gemstones all of these things are here to help us on our way.  They are just tools to assist us, but the greatest gift is in discovering yourself.  Nothing will work completely if you are not on the journey of self discovery.  Taking care of yourself, breathing, eating good food, exercise, sleep, rest, relationships are all important in the process but meditation is key.
Keep going into the light and the answers will come for your individualized journey from inside yourself.

In La'kesh, (I am another yourself)  Peace, Love and Light Always













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