Stone of the Month – December 2021

By Janet Edkins

Bead weaving jewelry artist channelling the healing power of Gaia's crystal & stone gifts.
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November 30, 2021

Blue Chalcedony

This month’s topic title, from the Holistic Institute of Wellness, is Reflecting on this year. Moving forward into 2022.

I don’t know about you but the idea of ‘Reflecting on this year’ conjured in me a very old habit of getting on the mental hamster wheel and rehashing all those things I coulda, woulda, shoulda done better, sooner, or not at all! As I said, a very old habit from which I try sincerely to disengage. So what to do?

For me; meditation. Finding some peace and stillness, a vantage point where I can look at actions, reactions & circumstances without self-judgment. What do I see clearly? What can I learn? Where is my soul or karmic lesson? I find this practice challenging, so as always I turn to my stones to harness their loving, gracious energies.

Carnelian – Grounds & anchors you in the present moment. Removes extraneous thoughts in meditation.
Celestite – Brings balance & alignment. Holds deep peace.
Aqua Aura Quartz – (Gold bonded to Quartz) Bestows profound peace during meditation.
Amethyst – Crystal of inner peace & transformation. Can help us find deeper understanding.
Sodalite – Deepens meditation. Allows the mind to understand circumstances, instills a drive for truth and an urge to remain true to yourself.

With this perspective, how can I/we move forward into 2022? I’m going to need mental flexibility, motivation, and possibly some strong adult beverages. No, seriously. This coming year has so many 2s in it that have extreme significance – I don’t know whether to hibernate or party like it’s 1999 instead! Two is a good number. I’m just overwhelmed with them all. So, back to moving forward: flexibility, adaptability, going with the flow. Whatever we want to call it, I feel we are going to need it in spades. Here are a few helpers.

Green Agate enhances mental and emotional flexibility.
Aragonite brings flexibility & tolerance to the mind.
Blue Chalcedony imparts mental flexibility & verbal dexterity, enhances listening skills & communication.
Amethyst came up, again. I think I just need to fill my house with one of those huge geodes 🙂 It is beneficial for this whole process including improving motivation.
Apatite deepens meditation, aids communication and increases motivation.

May I introduce you to the Stone of the Month or maybe even for 2022! Blue ChalcedonySoothing, calming, great for promoting a sense of peace and joy, imparting more joy into one’s life centered around service to others. Opens the mind to take in new ideas and situations. Gives a feeling of lightheartedness and the ability to look forward optimistically. Absorbs negativity and promotes harmonious emotions. Has a special connection with the Angelic Realm. Carry when in need of relief from depression or an immune system boost. As a member of the Quartz family it can cleanse, heal & balance, and relieve negative emotions.

I recently bought a gorgeous Blue Chalcedony Rosette (main image). These stones are believed to contain beings or guardian spirits. When he saw it my husband immediately said that I should keep it for myself. Of course I didn’t listen! I wish her new owner the absolute best & highest good and will now look for another one to add to my own ever-growing collection 🙂

As a final note, I want to reflect back on a post I did last September about “Change”. At the risk of repeating myself, Accepting it, Adapting to it, Supporting it and probably, most importantly, Transitioning into whatever becomes your new normal. I dislike that phrase but it seems appropriate because any old ideas of “normal” appear to be completely defunct. Onward, dear friends, into the New Age.

Love & Blessings till next time. J

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