The crystals I am working with for the week are Turritella, Ocean Jasper and Botswana Agate. I use these crystals to connect to your energy, to connect to the message meant for you, and to send the healing properties of the crystal to you.
Turritella – Deeply connected to the earth and home, to one’s personal roots and ancestry, even the events of one’s past. It is a survival stone, one of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing. Protects against danger, alleviates fears, and keeps the connection to loved ones at home. Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs.
Ocean Jasper – Increases expression of love in words and actions. Gently brings into focus the positive aspects of one’s life. Brings relaxation and cooperation to the home or workplace. This powerful stone lifts negativity so one can fully appreciate blessings. Encourages a feeling of joy and increases optimism. Enhances your personal power, helping you understand yourself better, have greater self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
Botswana Agate – A comfort stone, beneficial in overcoming depression, and being strong during grieving. It helps alleviate obsessive thoughts and destructive mental patterns, and assists in overcoming fears, such as agoraphobia and panic attacks. A stone of protection and luck. Helpful for finding partners who are in tune and share their dreams. Promotes inner stability, composure and maturity. Encourages security and self-confidence. Encourages you to see the bigger picture in life.
I used the Turritella and Ocean Jasper together back in September 2018, the week of the 23rd. This is an excerpt of what we were going through then:
“Everyday, we are at war with ourselves. Some days are better than others. Some days, there are so many reasons to feel sad and frustrated. Some days we are exhausted. Still, we must forge on, and there is definitely no reason that we need to be miserable and angry. Every single day, we have to remember why we choose to be happy. We have to appreciate all the things we do have. When things get tough, and you want to break down and quit, you have to find a more optimistic perspective. It might not always work, but at least keep trying, and do your best. Surely, you will experience a shift in your reactions and mindset. It doesn’t serve you, in any way, to wallow over the past. Positivity is the way forward. Find the humour, or a way to laugh.. it’s truly the best way to shift your perspective.”
The energy lately has been so intense. Deep shifts are happening within us and are being reflected in our outer world. Feelings that have been bubbling deep down inside, are demanding to come out to be expressed and released. You can only ignore the truth for so long. Truth always eventually comes to the light. If you have been ignoring your own needs, they are going to be screaming out to you now. You are likely feeling irritable and exhausted. You’ve done so much, for so long. I hear you and I see you. We mustn’t allow ourselves to wallow there though. We are strong and we can do all that is required of us. We just have to pace ourselves, and never give up. Yes, we deserve to relax more and have more prosperity, and we have to trust that is coming. For now, we have to keep working with what we have, where we are. It’s going to be much easier to manifest a positive attitude over a lottery win. Which one would serve you better in the long run? We don’t need to long for all the extra things in life. We need to find satisfaction in what we have right here and now. We have what we need, and we don’t need to constantly live in fear. The important thing to look at now is our own thought processes. The pressures we put on ourself. We have to understand that we are the ones who create our own happiness. If you are going to work all your life and not put your foot down for what you deserve, then nothing is going to change. If you are going to allow yourself to struggle and stress endlessly, life is going to be hard. You have to make the changes you need. It might not be easy, but only you understand the needs of your soul, and only you can change the way things are. Brainstorm some ideas of things you can change to create a happier life. What do you love to do? What do you want to do? Write it down. Remind yourself of your goals and inspirations. Find ways to start incorporating those ideas into your life. We need to start living a more relaxed life, which in turn will open us up to receiving more. Appreciate blessings and joy, and be happy. When we are truly happy… when we let go of the fears and worry… we have so much self-confidence and self-worth. When you love yourself, you appreciate yourself and the moments you have here. You want to make the best of it. This is where your power lies. In the choice… in the conscious choosing of being happy and healthy. You can overcome depression and anxiety. Grief can heal. Obsessive thoughts and fears can be soothed. It’s not always going to be easy, and there will be bumps in the road. The more you practice, the easier it will be to continue to heal. We are protected, we are safe, and we are lucky. We are coming into our maturity, and we are composed and ready. Be confident. Create opportunities. See the bigger picture in life, with optimistic positivity. Let’s see what the cards say!
The Harmony card is asking us to create more harmony for ourselves. Music is a great tool when you need to express your emotions or even change how you are feeling. Use music to feel… good, or sad, happy or nostalgic.. whatever you need to feel, there is music that can help you. I find this card especially interesting, as Elf Angels Creations store in Lloydminster, Alberta, had a sound healing last night with Denise Tournier from Energized Mandalas. She played a beautiful crystal harp. The sound was so angelic and powerful. You can watch the video on Elf Angels Creations Page on Facebook where she demonstrates her tools and plays some music. It is fitting to see this card after watching such beautiful sounds. This card is about creating a harmonious life with the people around us. This is about letting life flow through us, and making the best of it. Creating with what we have. This card tells us we are moving into a phase of harmony and balance. The hard part is going to be maintaining those things. There are always going to be bumps in the road. It’s about learning that, even when things get hard, we still have our own harmonious life we can create. When you are feeling down, remember a time when you felt amazing. What can you do to feel more like that today? The Spirit of Fire is this transformation we have been going through. It’s about facing our fears and letting go of the old beliefs and experiences. This is about trying new things. It’s about creating new habits and lifestyles and believing in yourself. You are a thunderbird rising from the ashes, who are you going to be now? How do you appear as you visualize yourself rising from the fire? Make small changes to work towards that vision of yourself. This is about balance. You have to take care of others, but you also have to take care of you. “Fire that burns too brightly, burns out… but a fire that’s left to smoulder, dies.” The Camel is here to remind us of our resiliency. It feels like this journey has been so long and hard. Things can look bleak. If you take time to rest, you can look to your inner resources for satisfaction. You can realize that in this moment, in the now, things are always ok. Use music, meditation, visualizing and dreaming, to create any reality you choose. You can call on the wealth of knowledge you have accumulated to help you overcome anything with courage and determination. What have you got to lose? First, identify where you want to go. Make a list of those dreams and goals, no matter how spectacular they are. Then, proceed slowly towards those goals, making small steps and adjusting as you go. Cast away fears, doubts and hesitations as they arise. Know that all is well and you are protected at all times. Call upon your Spirit Guides and Angels to help you and continue to guide you forward. You have what it takes, and you will get through this! That is why we need to make the most of it… make the best of it.. I feel so many good things are on the way for us. If you keep putting in the work… being a good person… and letting the stress go.. you will live a harmonious life. Keep taking those steps and moving forward!