Pride of the Land

I am safe, I am trusting on our great land. In a life I walked a path that was my own. I saw love lost and lost love. I thread the paths of my ancestors, where tears were shed and … Continue reading

Rose Quartz

rosestar1

Photo courtesy of : Jeff Scovil

Rose Quartz is known as the ‘Love Stone’, it is said to bring the wearer unconditional love, for themselves, their partner family and friends, the Earth, the Universe and the Divine.

Legends and History of Rose Quartz.

In Greek legend it is said Adonis the lover of Aphrodite was attacked by Ares whilst he was in the form of a boar. Aphrodite in fear for her lover ran to be by his side, she caught herself on a briar bush. Her blood mingled with the blood of Adonis and stained the white quartz pink.

Zeus took pity on the lovers and decided to return Adonis to Aphrodite for six months every year, it is from this legend that Rose Quartz became known as the symbol for love renewed.

In Egyptian mythology it is said that the Goddess Isis used Rose Quartz on her face to give her eternal beauty and youth.

Archaeologists have reportedly found beauty products made from Rose Quartz in tombs that have been exhumed, it was believed by ancient Egyptians that the use of this crystal in beauty regimes would also bring them a flawless complexion.

Properties and Uses of Rose Quartz.

Rose Quartz is a stone of love, it teaches a person to love themselves, for if you do not hold love for yourself then how can it be expected for you to receive love from others?

It works wonderfully for those that have suffered emotional hurt, it helps heal the wounds from the inside and in doing this assists personnel and spiritual growth.

Many people sleep with Rose Quartz under their pillow, adults and children (for children that also have fear of the dark), as it brings peaceful rest and loving dreams.

Rose Quartz works with those that have lost their mother, it also assists mother and child to bond, by placing on the stomach during pregnancy.

As a stone of love and tenderness it can be a particularly strong aphrodisiac by stimulating sensual awareness and imagination between you and your partner.

Rose Quartz is a the perfect stone to meditate with as its gentle vibrations will open your heart chakra, you will feel a sense of inner peace and self worth in all matters of the heart.

As a talisman of love Rose Quartz can spread compassion and understanding, giving it as a gift helps in spreading a beautiful harmony of heart giving love and appreciation to those that receive and those that give.

To wear Rose Quartz can help to rid you of stress, fear, tension, anger and resentment by dissolving them and giving way to the utter rebirth of love, hope, trust and faith in yourself others and the greater Universe in its entirety.

Rose Quartz Chakras.

The Heart Chakra:

When the heart chakra is out of balance it can cause a person to become uncommitted, detached, unforgiving, distrustful, controlling or feel controlled in a relationship.

When in balance this chakra enhances the love you have for yourself, empathy and forgiveness for others. You will reconnect to the beauty of life within you and in all that surrounds you. Within emotional relationships you will be able to accept change and understand the nature of what these connections mean.

Love Sue xx

Note: Crystals are used as spiritual supports and normal healthcare and medical advice should still be adhered to.

https://www.facebook.com/moonstoneholistic?ref=hl

Moldavite

Photo courtesy of http://www.laskaksutrum.cz/

Photo courtesy of http://www.laskaksutrum.cz/

Moldavite is undeniably a powerful stone. It was formed from a violent meteoric impact that struck Earth. This star born crystal fell from the heavens and landed near the Moldau River in Czechoslovakia approximately fifteen million years ago, it is believed that it struck with such ferocious impact that tonnes of earth exploded high into the atmosphere, with the mix of meteor and earth it super cooled and fell back to earth and formed the tektite that we now know today as Moldavite.

It is because of the extreme properties and intense vibrations of this stone that I feel the need to break down each section and explain the legends, properties and the uses of this incredible stone.

The Legends of Moldavite

  • The Grail.

In religion it is believed that The Grail was the chalice that Christ drank from at the last supper, or the cup that was used by Joseph to collect the blood of Christ as He was hung on the cross.

Some believe that The Grail is not a cup but is in fact a stone, that fell to the earth from the crown of Lucifer as he was cast out of heaven by God.

Some theologians say that the stone was not in the Crown of Lucifer but was actually in his forehead, this has been linked with the Indian god Shiva, who has a pearl fixed on His brow, the third eye which is the eye of spiritual wisdom and knowledge. It is believed that that He uses the third eye to see beyond the apparent and protect the good from the evil. All evil and ignorance vanish as the third eye opens.

In legend it was the cup that was passed between King Arthur and the Knights of the round table during the feast of the Pentecost (one of the most ancient feasts of the Catholic church), to drink from The Grail would grant health, rejuvenation, nourishment success in battle and would guide the Knights on quests as this was the vessel that was the source of divine favour.

Another legend is that Moldavite was sent to King Solomon who then split the piece which he then formed into a ring.

In history the Grail was discovered and brought to Napoleon, it was said he was disappointed to find that it was made from green glass. It is only speculation as to whether it was in fact the Grail or a piece that was given to Napoleon so as to keep the real Grail hidden from him, whichever was the case it was passed down through the centuries and then disappeared during the second world war.

Other theories that exist equate Moldavite with the Philosophers Stone, the long sought source of wisdom for alchemists (the Grail of alchemists)

  • What does Moldavite look like?

Moldavite is a tektite and unlike other tektites around the world which are usually black, dark brown and almost tar like in colour Moldavite is green, glassy and somewhat translucent. It is the only variety that can be cut or faceted as a gemstone. Raw unpolished pieces are almost lace like, wrinkled in a delicate formation.

The shape of Moldavite is quite unique, because of its molten origins they are often found ‘drop’ shaped and are round or flattened. Its colour is generally a deep forest green but can be found in olive or pale green also. It is because of its rarity that there are many excellent forgeries on the market, one way of recognising a fake is that you rarely get a large sized piece of Moldavite, if you do they will be incredibly expensive and not the cheap bargain you may think you are receiving.

Also Moldavite will not be perfect, it will have small bubbles in it and not perfect clarity like high end diamonds, other precious or semi-precious gems. I myself am not a specialist in recognising all fakes but I have followed this rule for Moldavite and have acquired myself a stunning piece of which I am particularly proud of.

Always buy from a reputable seller.

  • Properties and Uses

Those that wear Moldavite or even just touch a piece may experience a number of different things, hot flushes (called the Moldavite Flush) and emanating heat, which may not just be felt by the person in contact with it but the people in their immediate surroundings.

It may take time to acclimatise a person to using Moldavite, it has an intense vibration and because of this it can make you feel light headed with a sense of not feeling grounded.

Moldavite is an incredibly powerful stone to meditate with, it can produce powerful visions, astral travel and out of body experiences. It is always very important to use a stone for grounding when meditating with Moldavite such as smoky quartz or black tourmaline.

There are many benefits with this stone, activating the dream state when sleeping with it, aiding in the rapid transformation of ones life, helping them to release things that do not serve their higher purpose.

Moldavite will increase a persons sensitivity to telepathy, intuition and an ability to receive and understand guidance and messages from the higher realms.

It helps foster a deeper level of compassion and understanding, increased clarity, energy cleansing, self discovery, visionary experiences, the list for Moldavite is expansive and I could genuinely go on a lot longer…….

  • Moldavite Chakras

Moldavite is a powerful activator of all the chakras, particularly the heart, third eye and crown chakras.

Heart Chakra:

When we rebalance the heart chakra it helps us understand our own needs and emotions, we can deal with all that comes with emotional relationships by understanding them and accepting change.

Third Eye:

This is where our centre for perception and command is located, where we relate to ourselves. We are gifted the ability through this chakra to see both inner and outer worlds, it allows us clear thought and the gift of spiritual contemplation (dreams and visions)

Crown Chakra:

This is where we are gifted unity and the selfless realisation that everything is connected at a fundamental level. We can experience serenity, joy and deep peace whilst experiencing a mystical oneness with everyone and all of nature.

Please be aware when beginning to use Moldavite it really is best to limit your usage until you become more acclimated to its vibrations. It is best to use a stone in conjunction with it, for example smoky quartz, black tourmaline or some other stone that can give you grounding.

There are those that go for it as such and will dive into wearing it with no other stone and for extended periods, for those of you that do you may feel physically drained, emotional a sense of not being entirely connected to what’s going on and can even experience nightmares.

That being said Moldavite is one of my favourite stones, it resonates with me like no other, I can hand on my heart say without any uncertainty it is most definitely a celestial stone.
Love Sue xxx

Note: Crystals are used as spiritual supports and normal healthcare and medical advice should still be adhered to.

https://www.facebook.com/moonstoneholistic?ref=

My Road to Healing

red-leaves-forest-road-trees-autumn-mist-trail

‘Healing’……what does that word mean to you?

Is it something that requires a bone to be set by doctors, an open wound that needs dressing or just a day in bed to recover from the flu. These all hold a variation of healing that can be treated by modern day medicine and the many skilled and wonderful medical practitioners that we have in society today.

What if your healing requires something that lies within you, wounds that have cut so deep that the internal scars are visible only to you, they leave pain that is only felt by you and that ‘fear’ is a daily reality that can only be dealt with by you.

I believe we have all experienced this, becoming lost in a fog of despair, that feeling of being alone in a crowded room, where all the voices just become noise and you cant block them out. I have struggled at times with these feelings and emotions and I have come out the other side, stronger then I ever thought possible.

My healing began down the route most people take, the doctors office. Sitting in the waiting room surrounded by people that were coughing, pale in colour and obviously sick, then it hit me, these people were really sick!

I was a bit down but in perfect health, which to be honest sitting amongst these people made me feel very much the hypocrite. That was when I began to dread the conversation that lay ahead and how exactly I was going to explain myself. Where the hell was I even going to start?

I feel I need to be honest writing this and tell you truthfully what occurred. I walked into my doctors office and she had only said the words ‘Take a seat.’ and I broke down, I don’t mean dabbing away a tear or two I mean I cried harder then I ever remember, torrents of tears that left me unable to utter a single word, I couldn’t breathe I gasped for air and tried desperately to gain my composure in front of this concerned looking lady. Without a sound she brought me a glass of water and said ‘ Its ok, everything will be fine.’ The relief! Someone saw that I just needed to release, to cry to just completely let myself show. I don’t actually remember the entire conversation but I do remember the mind numbing headache I had leaving that evening. I genuinely left that day with a sense of ‘Hey girl, you started this now bloody finish it.’, and I did.

I took my doctor’s advice and sought a confident to entrust with my feelings, issues I really didn’t know were bothering me but turned out to be roots of things that had grown out of my control.

I avoided medication because it really wasn’t something I wanted to do, my doctor was supportive of me making this choice, not all are but she took the time to get to know me and knew that shunning meds was the right choice for me. I have been particularly lucky in having wonderful partner that supports and loves me without question and two friends that I trust with my life.

Amongst one conversation I had with my confident she gave me a piece of advice that has stuck with me since, ‘You need to learn to quieten your mind.’ and that was my eureka moment. I took up yoga and fell in love with the peace it brought to me.

This time when I was in a crowded room I did not feel alone, I felt very much a part of it. I was and am fortunate to have wonderful yoga teachers and people that take part in this wonderful practice.

I pulled out all my books and beloved crystals that had been packed away many years ago and once again found my love of healing, meditation and spirit. I have even began taking courses (and gained certification) to support my love and practice of healing and spirituality, I am busy now in the best way possible.

It has taken me some time to once again find myself and it was because I asked for help. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to feel vulnerable and do not feel you are the only one goes through this, you are never alone.

What I have learned is this, don’t consider your life to exist inside a box, to be kicked around when others may feel you are in their way or shelved when they don’t need you. Why should your existence depend on others happiness? You are beautiful, I really mean it… strong, beautiful and unafraid. Take a step into your storm, the clouds will eventually blow away and seas will calm, the sun will shine only for you, it’s then that you will truly enjoy your journey.

https://www.facebook.com/moonstoneholistic

Amber

amber

Amber is not technically a crystal but is in fact fossilized botanic resin. It varies in colour, from yellow to brown and reddish brown and can often be transparent.

It has an electrical charge when rubbed, in ancient times the Greeks called it ‘elektron’, a word referring to the sun…..it is thought this is where the word electricity is derived from.

Also in Greek mythology it is said that Amber was created when Phaeton, son of the Sun god Helios was struck by lightening and subsequently died. His sisters were so overcome with grief that they turned into poplar trees and from this the tears that they shed then became droplets of Amber.

The energies from Amber are warm because it is believed to be solar energy. It will bring to the person wearing it a sense of health and well being, it also carries within its energy an organic life, making it feel incredibly friendly.

Amber is a purifier, it acts on the energetic, emotional and physical levels to transform negative energies into clear usable energies.

Because Amber is a form of solidified sunlight, (unlike other crystals and stones that were born from the depths of the Earth) it is an excellent source of beautiful Light energy. Due to its light carrying properties it is excellent in assisting those that can become depressed in the winter months, stimulating the metabolism, physical energy and the flow of energy along the meridians of the body.

Chakra – The Solar Plexus

Key Words – Light energy, Healing, Clarification, Warmth.

Love and healing,

Sue x

Note: Crystals are used as spiritual supports and normal healthcare and medical advice should still be adhered to.

https://www.facebook.com/moonstoneholistic?ref=hl

Cleansing your Crystals in the Super Moon.

11094751_10153696681858098_5659071659965976975_o

Previously we have had three new supermoons in January, February and March 2015.

This Saturday 29th of August 2015 heralds the first of this years three full supermoons, the others shall be on September 28th and October 27th.

Supermoons are not just visually awe inspiring but they also create highly charged events, it is a wonderful time to renew, replenish and rejuvenate yourself and your crystals.

Crystals absorb energy, from their immediate environment and, if you frequently handle them during healing practices they can absorb negative energies, it is because of this that they should be cleansed regularly.

When you have the opportunity to do this under a full supermoon then grab the opportunity with both hands and super cleanse those babies!!

  • How do you cleanse/charge?

Its actually pretty easy and straightforward, place your crystals under the moonlight (when darkness falls), don’t worry if its cloudy or foggy, your crystals will still pick up on those beautiful cleansing moon rays.

Bring them in ideally before daylight, the main reason for this is so that your brighter more vibrant coloured crystals (for example Amethyst) will fade in sunlight. It wont effect the power of your crystal but some people can be left feeling dismayed and disappointed that the vibrant colours may dull.

  • What if you cant put them outside?

That’s fine, you can leave them in a window where the moonlight streams through, I do this with my crystal jewellery, it still works beautifully.

For me, when I cleanse and charge my crystals (especially the ones that I use for healing practices) I will be the only one to handle them.

Crystals absorb all energies positive and negative, and if I am to work with them I like to keep them as positive as possible, this is to prevent negative energies being transferred to myself or others.

It is always important to remember that after you have charged your crystals that you give them time to renew their abilities of focusing and expanding energies and vibrations.

Enjoy the supermoon 🙂

Love and healing,

Sue x

Check out my page @

https://www.facebook.com/moonstoneholistic

Apache Tears

Apache Tears
apache-tears

Let me tell you a beautiful but sad legend.
It is said that a tribe of Apache warriors were ambushed by cavalry, rather then be taken prisoner and suffer horrific torture that would most certainly end in their deaths they decided to ride their horses off a cliff and die as they lived….as warriors.
The Apache women found their men perished at the bottom of the cliff by the waters edge, they cried tears for so long and so hard that the very earth cried with them.…..these tears solidified into droplet shaped stones and became what we know today as Apache Tears.
It is said that when a person holds or works with these crystals that they will grieve but shed only a few tears, it is believed the Apache women cried so much that day that the person that holds the stone need not cry.

Like most Obsidian Apache tears are used for grounding and protection from negative energies. They are excellent in helping a person suffering with grief, when used through meditation they can sometimes bring forward all those feelings of loss, open the floodgates to grief, allowing cleansing and the release of feelings of being wounded.
They are an excellent talisman for protection against negativities, but also assist you in ridding yourself of limitations or burdens you have placed on yourself.

Apache Tears are one of my favourite crystals, because of the incredible grounding effect that they have.
Their elements are Earth and Fire.They work with the Root and Heart chakras.

Love and healing,
Sue x

Note: Crystals are used as spiritual supports and normal healthcare and medical advice should still be adhered to.

https://www.facebook.com/moonstoneholistic?ref=hl

Green Calcite

Green CalciteDSC_6041 (1)

This photo is of my own Green calcite, one that I use frequently through meditation as it helps me focus on my desires and wishes.

This beautiful calming crystal helps to calm emotions such as anger and irritability. It assists in nurturing positive traits like compassion and patience, and it works wonderfully with the heart chakra, clearing it of stress and other unhealthy debris.


When using green calcite it will bring softness to the heart, engaging forgiveness and encouraging you to release grudges and resentment……bringing forgiveness to yourself is also a beautiful trait of this crystal.
Green calcite helps with Love energy, directing the attention of the mind to the heart.


Carrying or using this peaceful crystal can help you think clearly and feel relaxed when dealing with the everyday stressfulness of life.

Love and healing,
Sue x

Note: Crystals are used as spiritual supports and normal healthcare and medical advice should still be adhered to.

https://www.facebook.com/moonstoneholistic?ref=hl

My Gift to You

Alone on the cliff top the wind comes to steal her breath, snatching the name that lies dangerously close to be spoken from the lips that cried for him, over and over again.
Silence calls her as tears fall from the hidden spirit, tired of the fight, the unlawful reasons to this beginning, this end, this hell.
‘We know you’, they whisper, ‘Watching, entertaining our chartered lives – Play with us again, allow us to fill you with love so we may strip you bare, wither your beliefs and devour your dreams.’

‘You belong to us, you are ours, come to us so we may feast on your fears and torture you in the glory of the shadows.’

Warmth touches her frozen cheeks, “Who calls me now?” she cries to the howling winds ….

‘I can no longer battle you, my fight has gone. I can not live like this, my hell here is worse then anything that may follow’…………..heat radiates through her head as it is lifted up by unseen forces.

‘Who calls me now’ she screams………

Opening  tear stained eyes she struggles to see, blinking and rubbing away the remains of grief, adjusting to gather the broken pixels of the shape that begins to take form before her.

The voices are silenced before this being of light….only his voice now echoes in her head.

‘Fear not the path you are destined to walk. I have known you, because of you I was a greater man, you were my gift, my best friend and my love. Do not despair in the darkness, my light may have dimmed but yours now burns brighter then the sun. You will find me again. I will not leave you, my silence is my presence, my memories are yours…….I will forever be found in you’

Voice shaking as he stands before her she struggles to say the words ‘Why?’…..’Why you, why us?’……..

‘Because my love’, he softly speaks  ‘Life holds a greater plan for you, my time had come, life’s plan for me was to love you, I fulfilled that destiny in ways that I never thought possible. Your future lies before you, fill it with more memories, more love ……fill it with you.’

Leaning forward he places a single kiss on her lips, ‘ Do not fear saying my name, I will love you from beyond, always’.

Winds calm, and the storm ceases its destruction……..the image of him begins to fade, the remnants of a smile linger for those last few moments as she says goodbye.

Turning her back on the cliffs and leaving the voices calling in terror………..she pays no heed.

Loving you was my greatest gift, living for us both will be my gift to you.