Be sure to check out the new Collectors category here at Spirit Dancer. Many times there are rocks and minerals that are so fine, I just can’t pass them up. I may not be able to buy a large quantity, however, they are stones I feel drawn to for their beauty, rarity and/or energy.
The stone pictured at the left is gem silica(also known as drusy chrysocolla). It is a crystal I rarely see, although I look for it whenever I buy stones. This stone comes from Peru, one of my favorite places on Earth. Like the country, from which it originates, this gem silica is a stone that is pure heart.
It activates the higher heart center where we can access our own connection with Divine energy. It is a good stone to use when doing healing work with someone in a spiritual crisis. Gem silica is also an excellent mineral to use to create a more peaceful and balanced energy in your space.
Dioptase is another mineral you will find in the Collector’s Corner. These particular specimens are some of the finest I have seen in a long time, with well-defined crystals of deep green. This stone is a copper containing silicate hydroxide, and these particular stones come from Kazakhstan.
This mineral promotes a sense of fun and play, reminding us not to be too serious all the time. It stimulates the imagination and promotes creativity that comes when the heart is light. Dioptase also connects us to the faery realm, and the faery relatives of hummingbird and dragonfly. On the physical level, copper containing minerals are very cleansing.
Phenacite (also spelled phenakite), is a beryllium silicate. The specimen I have included in this group of rocks and minerals is from Moguk, Burma (Myanmar). This is one of the highest vibration minerals I have worked with. This crystal elevates all who use it, so that they can see their own truth. It opens your vision and helps you to live from a place of peace, at one with all things. It is a stone that works with cosmic consciousness.
Phenacite is a powerful crystal for manifestation. It will bring about changes that come from your highest wisdom and mastery. It is about evolution and growth beyond the struggle of the everyday world. When you meditate with this stone, it quiets the mind so that pure wisdom can be seen, heard, felt or known. As a caveat, if there is anything that needs to be cleared before this wisdom can be felt, this crystal will bring it to the forefront. It is a “be careful what you ask for” stone.
These are just a few of the new crystal specimens up on the Collector’s Corner page. To go there now click here.
Posted on May 10th, 2013 | Category: Crystals and Minerals
Chrome diopside is yet another one of the stunning green minerals offered to us by Pachamama (Mother Earth). It took me awhile to begin to hear and feel the energy of this stone. The word heart was all I could hear as I sat at my mesa and listened deeply. As with all things of the Earth right at the moment, it is re-purposing itself and evolving into that which can be in resonance with fifth dimensional energy. In this transition time it is important to be patient, to remember not to reference old energy or information any more than absolutely necessary.
As I sat, the diopside found its way onto my throat chakra and once there, began to open it like a vortex, front to back. It felt as if I could finally take a deep breath after the last few months and just relax into the present moment.
I held the stone for a little longer on my throat, and I could feel deep truths surfacing from my heart space. The energy and courage to look at my own truth, to observe (without attachmant or trying to “fix” anything), and to accept the place I am in right now, was the message. To speak from that heart space without fear is one of the gifts of this stone. It opens the channel from heart to voice, and takes away any resistance to speaking from a place of truth.
As I sit in a place of calm acceptance, the stone hot in my hand, I am looking forward to working more with this diopside. I sense that I have only scratched the surface of what can be done with it.
Posted on April 30th, 2013 | Category: Crystals and Minerals
Introduction to Channeling
I am happy to announce a new class on Sunday, April 28th from 2 - 4:30 pm. I will be joined by one of my favorite people and powerful medicine woman, Piper Davis to offer and Introduction to Channeling.
In this class we will open and create a safe and sacred space for you to connect with higher guidance and offer it to the group. Whether you have been opening up on your own and need a context for what is happening, or have been receiving guidance for a long time, this class will provide a place to develop and share the channeling experience.
More and more I am convinced that the group or community experience is the best way to create within this new reality. Join us for this class and get in touch with your own guides in a deep and meaningful way. Although this will be an experiential class, we will touch on the following:
• Is it information or just my mind?
• How do I turn off the stream of information
• Protection and creating a safe space
• Integrating back into the body
• Having fun with the process (this is the most important thing)
As a side note, this class will not be involved in “trance channeling”. We will remain fully present as we go through the process.
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Time: 2 - 4:30 pm
Place: 4903 N. Avers Ave. #1, Chicago, IL 773-654-1463
Cost: $20.00 or love offering
Bring: Something comfortable to sit on, and a notebook and pen if you wish.
Posted on April 15th, 2013 | Category:
Tucson Gem Show Report
Tourmalines are pure magic. They come in all colors of the rainbow and present themselves to us for our deep healing. They grow in pegmatite formations, in and around other crystals, and then allow other minerals to envelop them in a continuous flow of mineral life. Pegmatites are coarse-grained igneous rocks formed deep within the earth and are created through slow motion over millions of years. “Minerals formed in pegmatites had the time to enjoy the benefits of a slow crystallization process from a rich chemical stew.” This quote from the Gem and Mineral Exploration Company in California, is the best explanation of how tourmalines (and all pegmatite formations) grow. It defines flow on a more infinite scale, which is the level we can be informed by much of the crystal/mineral kingdom.
You can see and feel the essence of this flow as you work with these stones. There is no other stone, in my humble opinion, that feels better on the body than tourmaline.
Watermelon tourmaline is a stone of heart healing on many levels. Like its growth pattern, it will penetrate deeply and get into those empty places, filling them with a feeling of peace, that grows gradually and completely into loving presence, leaving its imprint whether you are wearing/carrying it or not. Watermelon tourmaline in particular, is a great balancing stone masculine (green) to feminine (pink). It clears the emotional wounds caused by these elements being out of balance within the individual.
These stones remind us of the beauty that surrounds us and supports us from deep within the Earth. They radiate joy and peace that goes beyond our brain and straight into our hearts. They are a reminder of our own beauty which reveals itself layer by layer to the world around us.
Posted on February 6th, 2013 | Category: