Imperial Topaz - John Dyer Gems

Stone of the Month – January 2023

Master Bead Weaving Artist and Gaia’s Jeweler, channeling the healing power of Gaia’s gifts of crystal & stone into Beads of Light. Infused with the Light & Love of Shamballa & Reiki energy.


This month’s topic from HIWMaking Time for Spiritual Care.

I had to think seriously about this month’s topic from my friends over at HIW. It’s not about spiritual care practices, the tools, and programs. It’s about actually making/taking time for ourselves to take these actions for our own care. No one can do this for us. Yes there are many practitioners to help, my gratitude to them all, but and however: The responsibility for making and taking time for our own care is on me/us.

I’m sure you all know by now that I take quiet time for me in the mornings. I am so grateful I have the space and abundance to do that, however, I often fritter that time away without completing those practices that I know are my real spiritual care. (Then I give myself a hard time for that!) So – Coming into the new year, riding the energies still with us from the winter solstice and Capricorn Super New Moon, I have set clear intentions, and keep repeating them, for moving into 2023 with more/better spiritual self-care and more self-compassion.

For this time of great change, challenges and growth allow me to present:

Topaz – “Brings trust in the universe, enables you to be rather than to do! It cuts through doubts & uncertainty. A mellow empathetic stone, directs energy where its most needed. Soothes, heals, stimulates, recharges, remotivates & aligns meridians of the body. Promotes truth & forgiveness.”

What I love about Topaz is all the glorious colors. Many think just the golden orange of Avon : ) but it also comes in blue, brown, clear, red-pink and green.


With the overarching theme of self-care in mind, I went back over some of the topics of the last couple of years to find the best nuggets from past posts, stones and information for assisting us in this most important quest.

Stillness – Amethyst – Natural tranquilizer. Helps us feel less scattered & more focused.
Acceptance – Apatite – Stone of unconditional acceptance of people & circumstances.
Trust – Chrysoprase – Creates openness to new situations. Allows for a sense of trust & security.
Belief – Labradorite – Strengthens faith in self & trust in the universe. A companion through change!.
Journey – Pietersite – Reminds us we are spiritual beings on a human journey of experience, teaching & learning.
Self-love – Rose Quartz – Encourages self-forgiveness & acceptance, invokes self-trust & self-worth.
Kindness – Smithsonite – A stone of tranquility, charm & kindness. Forms buffer against life’s problems..
Positivity – Black Tourmaline – Encourages a positive attitude, no matter the circumstances.

A final thought this month about making and taking time – I regularly practice this mantra “Om Hak-Sa Ma-La-Va-Ra Yam Swaha”. Here’s a link to find more info from Sanskrit Mantras @sanskritmantras6639

Love & Blessings till next time. J

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